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-yet.. Lxn 0 0280 . SPION KOP AGAIN. & DEFENCE or GENERAL WARRENS PART IN THAT BATTLE. .SHIFTING THE BLAME ON THORKETCROFT —ENGLAND'S TRADE WITH THE COLONIES. (Cnpyr'.ct: . I'". 1 By The Tl M AsFociatif*n.) (Special to The New-Tork Tribune by French Cable.) London. May 20, 1 a. m. — An important book Is published to-day by Smith. Elder A Co.; In reference to Sir Charles Warren's action at Epion Kcp. Th<» author conceals his identity Under the pseudonym*' of "Defender." but it is Understood that he expresses Sir Charles War ren's own views Xrith regard to that famous tattle. It will be remembered that about a month ago Sir Charles Warren publicly com plained that th- government was still withhold ing Rome documents bearing upon his opera tions, and that these which were published. if considered by themselves, gave a totally incor rect view of the matter, and one which reflected Seriously on his military reputation. The writer points out that the Boers considered Bpion K"i> the key to the situation in Natal, and that had it been held Ladysmith would probably have been won. His contention, therefore, Is that blame for the failure should not be cast upon Sir Charles Warren, who ordered the situation to be taken, but on Colonel Thorneycroft,' who abandoned it without sufficient reason and with out consulting him. Two great faults were com mitted on the fuinmii of the kop, for neither of ■Which can Sir Charles Warri-n be held responsi ble. One was the position of the foments, the other was the crowding of line upon line to give the firing line moral support, the result of which was carnage. Both of th<-s<i faults were due to want «•■ proper training in the officers and men. So far as (Jenr-ral Warren is con cerned, everything was ready, and action would have been taken during the night in regard to all the points mentioned by General duller had not the retirement prevented it. I*, was known on top of the kop that guns were to go up, but quite possibly Colonel Thorneycroft was not aware of this circumstance, as he did not place himself in a position to know anything but what was taking place in the firing line, and at sun down, when everything should have been done and could have been done, he ordered the with drawal. The writer says the general result of all the information is to make it clear that Epion Kop was the key to the position, dom inating the country, and that no one was more astonished at its unauthorised abandonment than General Warren, except the Boers them selves. The British Empire League announces that while maintaining the traditional policy of neu trality in all matter? affecting tariffs and fiscal arrangements, it will do everything: in its power to provide facilities for Colonel Dealson to ex press publicly his views before Chambers of Commerce and nthx-r important lies in this country- Premier Beddon's speeches in South Africa are attracting considerable interest here. The New- Zealand Premier says it is his great desire to help the trade nf th<- mother country either by preferential tariff or by a rebate duty on Brit ish goods ported in British ships. England's present fiscal policy is, lie maintains, suicidal. I. N. F. BTOXEn THE ROYAL TRAIN. ASSAULT ON THE KING AM) QUEEN OF ITALY PROVES HARMLESS. Ifaplaa May LTi.— King Victor Emmanuel and Queen Helena arrived here this evening: on their way to Palermo to open the agricultural exhibi tion there. During the stoppage of the royal train at the arsenal here two stones were thrown at the train by a man Darned Vihcenzo Guerriero, who ■was Immediately arrested. Guerriero has previ ously been convicted of theft. The ■—nil of this evening resulted in a great demonstration of loyalty towar^l their majestic-? from the as sembled crowd. AX ARCH I CONFER AT UAXXHEIU. Berlin. May 25— was learned to-day that an an»rchlst conference attended by twenty-nine <il !«tate« was held at Mannheim last week. The police sot wind of the meeting before it occurred ■ted tent two officials to attend the sittings As the proceedings of the conference were quite tame the anarchist! were not molested by the police ■ifntiale POLAND SPRING HOUSE. POLAND SPRING. Ms.ne. opens June Ist Booking office, Poland Wa ter Depot, I Park Place, New York.-Advt. Tie great American remedy tor Cooams - JAYNEB KXPECTOKANT.-Advu THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE PRESBYTERIAN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, PHOTOGRAPHED IN CENTRAL PARK. (Copyright. 1002. by ra<-h Bros.> LOU BET IX COPENHAGEN. FRENCH PRESIDENT CALLS ON KING CHRISTIAN. Copenhagen, May 25. President Loubet, who, after hi? rieit to th» Czar of Russia, left <'ron studt May '-■'< for France on the French cruiser Montcalm, landed here to-day, after a ta.\ and rapid voyage through th<* Baltii . Ah the Montcalm drew too much water to allow lit to approach Copenhagen, President Loubet was transferred to the torpedo boat destroyer Caa Fini, which accompanied the Montcalm. The ' was the recipient of thunderous saint's from th'- forts upon her arrival in th here. King Christian, the Danish Crown Prince and other members of the royal family embarked on a launch, and were taken to the CastSftfl, where the King was greeted by the President of France. King Christian wore the uniform of the com mander In chief of the Danish army. The King and the President then came ashore in the royal launch and were driven, amid the cheers of the people, to the Amalienborg Castle, where lunch eon was served to the royal family and the French visitors. Complimentary toasts were ex changed between the King and the President, Later King Christian and M. Lou bet together drove about Copenhagen, and then returned to the harbor. The visitors, accompanied by the King and the Danish princes, were then con veyed to the Cassinl, where the farewells were said. Amid salutes nd cheers from the people, the Cassini left here at 4:30. PRESIDENT TO RETURN QUIETLY."" ! 'i.-i n< •■ ■.'•!' h t i>r> ex pressed wish of ■ Loubet, and on ac count of the mourning for the Marl tlms, Paris will not be decorated nor uiU the be Illuminated In honor of the President's r- turn from his visit to the Czar of Russia. PARIS COMMUMSTS ARRESTED DISTURBANCES AT ANNUAL CEREMONY IN PERE LA CHAIBE. Paris, M;iy 25.— Disturbances occurred at the Pere la Chaise Cemetery to-day ;is a result of nual ]i!a< ins of wreaths upon the tombs of the Communists. Wreaths I. earing seditious Inscriptions, and red flags, were seised, and sixty arrests were made. The I•< rsona arrested will probably be liberated at once. CHINESE REBELLION ENDED. FIT DISSATISFACTION CONTINUES IN PE CHI-LL Peking. May 2~>. -The rebellion in Pe-Chi-Ll Province has been practically subdued, but the Inhabitants of the province are complaining loudly of the fores under Yuan Kh-ii X.ii the Governor of Chl-Li, and allf-ge that his soldiers in Inflicting punishments do 11 « • t distinguish be tween the guilty and th<- Innocent. FAILS H> GET OPIUM CONCESSION. Peking, May 25. The failure f the efforts of a German firm to secure exclusive rights of sell ing opium throughout the Chinese Empire, for which privilege the firm In question offered to pay the Chinese Government 815,000,000 a y>:ir, appears to be assured, on account of the opposi tion t<> tl.. proposal of the better class of the ministers and the palace officials. INQUIRY ON THE CHICAGO. SECRECY REGARDING THK INVESTIGATION OF THE VENICE AT FA in. Naples, May 25.— The court of Inquiry' being held on board the United States cruiser Chicago t" Investigate the arrests of certain officers of that cruiser at Venice on April 2!> continues its sessions, but the strictest secrecy regarding the pr< <• ■• • 'lings of the court is maintained, orders have i n received on the Chicago from Wash Ington that the findings of the court shall not be divulged until they are paused upon by the United States Government. RECOVERING BODIEB AT FERXIE. Victoria. B. C. May 25.— Colonel Pryor fo-nlght received two dispatches from Fernte. In one, A. Dick, inspector of mines, says: All bodies in No. 3 mine and high lying: positions of No. ■> (forty-nine) recovered. Air turned into west division, near where other bodies are. Mr. Armstrong, the government agent, rays: Forty bodies recovered: about eighty still miss ing; twenty-four escaped alive. No fire In mine Jury Impanelled last right and adjourned for a week. Everything possible being done. . — • EXCURSION RATES TO WESTERN POINTS. Low excursion rates to St. Paul. Minneapolis Denver. Halt Lake City. Portland, Tacoma Los Angeles, and San Francisco. JMress Chicago Mil waukee & at. Paul R>., 381 f^^y.-Advt. ' NEW- YORK. MONDAY. MAY. 26. 1902.-TWELVE RVGESr»,«.«?iSS.. ! -. FINDINGS DISAPPROVED. REBUKE FOR THE COURT THAT TRIEI> WALLER AND DAY. GENERAL CHAFFEE SAYS THE EXECUTION OF BAMAR NATIVES WAS UNLAWFUL RETALIATION. BUT NOT MURDER. Manila. May 2."».— Th" official finding of th* court martial which triM Major L. W. T. Waller and Lieutenant John H. A. Day, of the Marine Corps, for executing natives of the Island of Samar without trial, have been made public. The reviewing authority of the court has ex pressed its disapproval of the court's findings in both capes. Referring to the r.-^o f Majoi Waller, th" re vle« itiK authoi II Th»- sending of the natives in question to th*!r deatb partook mor< of unlawful retaliation than ■ !!:i'.l act of war in Justice to the Ameri ;;••■■• ••.:■■■ • >.- Bi lings of acquittal ■ I :'!.if they sliall not meet with unquall al. The marines In S Bufferinß • and their voiced 1 ful anger ol the men, w h Waller advising that the stevedores be killed. Major Waller received (hl.-< message while he was sli i 1 • wtrate from a •• nut; acute pain "f body due to exj v b exertions : his m< ii and mental anguish con g their fate, which ha<l long been in doubt. Major Waller was at the time fen t ■ communication with General Smith, who the American forces In Samar, but not to consult General : 'mplated a< tion, and, • ■)■■ ea ■ :ution of Ms ■ i will in udsumrd the power the laws of war and ih-- cuntoms of :tie service confer upon comm inding olflci r^ onl3 In time of war (jiving !■• • I to the mental attitude of Major Waller, a« much of the findings "f the court as are to th< eflfeel thai Major Waller Is not guilty of murder, are approved. Bui the reviewing authority is at a loss t" understand why the court did nol find against Major Waller in the minor offence With the exception noted, the acquittal, aa it appears In the record "f the pri ■ eedlngs, i.« diaapprot • Referring to the case of Lieutenant Day, the reviewing authority says: The accused knew that for three weeks Major Waller had undergone a t< s! of bia mental and physical endurance such as few men are called upon to Buffer. While fully concedlnjr the grave responsibility assumed by a subordinate officer in wilfully disobeying an order >>f his command- Ing officer, still, the weighty reasons related, with which Lieutenant Day was acquainted, so tainted Major Waller's order that Lieutenant Day should have been prompted to positive <lis" bedi'-nce. An officer must be 1 onsctentiously re gardful of the unquestioned legality of his agency in takins the lives of his fellowmen. and beyond «U personal considerations. officers must guard the name and honor of the country. Had Lieutenant Day been actuated by such considerations, ne w -mid probably have lirevf-nt-d one of the most reerettahl-- incidents in tlie annals of the military service of the I'nited Stat-p. The reviewing authority of the court in General Chaff cc. THK PHILIPPINES CHOLERA RECORD. Manila, May 2S The cholera record up to date la .is follows: Manila. 1.1 1 * > cases and »>1!l deaths; the provinces, 3,022 cases and L,774 deaths. THE TROUBLES J\ RUSSIA. ATTEMPT t< > KILL PRINCE OBOLENBKT REPORTED. St. Petersburg! May 25. A report has reached here ( ,r an attempt to assassinate Prince <>bo lensky, Governor of the Government of Khar koff, who was commended by the Czar for sup pressing the rlotiiiß among the peasants of that district. Lieutenant General yon Wuhl, Governor of Vilna, whose asaaasinatton was recently at lempted on account of his wholesale flogging of political prisoners, many of whom were edu cated, and who. according to custom, were there fora exempt from fli>Kginß. justifies these punish ments on the ground that he wan ordered to in flict them by M yon Plehwe, the Minister of the Interior. Peasant political prisoners have also been whipped at Blelostock and other Polish towns. Eighty persons who were arrested for taking part In revolutionary disturbances at Saratoff were confined in a private building there. A number of rioters concentrated in the vicinity of this building, contemplating a release. The riot ers were charged several times by the troops before they dispersed, and the liberation of the prisoners was thus prevented. Armed with daggers and uticks, the townspeo ple of Ghtrsel, in the Caucasus, have liberated a score of prisoners who asserted tnat they were Innocent. ROUND TRIP TICKETS TO CALIFORNIA At all ticket offlcr*. offering diversity of route* ffoliiK and returning, via Chicago and North Western, Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Rv« Offices 461. 287 and 349 Broadway.-Advc tt §1 DIXIE AT ST. VINCENT. AMERICAN RELIEF SHIT REACHED THE ISLAND FRIDAY. TERROR SPREAD BY THE ACTION OF THE VOLCANO— A FLIGHT IN DARKNESS FROM CHATEAU BELAIR. Kingston. Island of St. Vincent. B. W. L, May 24— The United States steamer Dixie ar rived here yesterday, with 000,000 rations and c'othlng. medicine and supplies. Another eruption, on the night of Sunday. May IS. caused a greater fall of ashes and stones and more consternation at Chateau Belalr. this Island, than resulted from the eruption of May 7. Shorfly after the appearance of a cloud. May IS, which was belched from the mountain, Egyp tian darkness enveloped the village of Chateau Belair. The Inhabitants of the hamlet rent the air with their shrinks nn 1 groped against the banks of the road leading to Cumberland in their anxious efforts tr> flee from the threatened dan ger. Many persons had their limbs broken. The darkness lasted one hour, but the exodus from Chateau Belair lasted all night. Detonations and smoke and lava from th.- volcano continued the n«*xt day. May 19, and the people still con tinued their efforts to leave Chateau Belair for Kingston and other towns. A heavy rainfall occurred at Chateau Belalr on the 19th, the first In the district for two months, and the streets, huts and shops of the village were Hooded. As the volcanic eruptions diminished after the 10th some thirty of the Inhabitants returned to <*hateau Belalr, but are still apprehensive of in creasingly severe eruptions. Kingston Is longing for rain and the heat and dryneaa here are onpreced< nted. There is no hui>e for the resusi Itatlon of the Carlo coun try for years to come. The canal that supplied water to that country for domestic or manu facturing purposes has dried up and the dis trict is desolated The gOVemmsni is treating for the purchase >>f an estate upon which to settle the refugees, ard catpenteri are engaged In erecting; huts on safe locations, to relieve the congestion in Kingston. The cloud that issued from the crater Sunday nlsht was vlslhle to the inhabitants of the n< ighhorinff Island of 8t Lucia and inspire.! them with awe. Vivid dishes of lljrhtr.iiiK v. ere seen on the morning of the l!»th. and these were accompanied by slight volcanic rumblings The number of new craters in the disturbed district cannot be ascertained, as ascent of the mountain Is impossible, but there are apparently four active craters there. Rumhlinif sounds are heard and vapor is still issuing from different portions of *h<' mountain, and the lava is still flowing. Mount Knhani shows no distinct signs Of activity. The Interruption of the cahle between here and the island of St. Lucia has caused delay In the transmission of messages. The Quebec Line steamship Madlana arrived here to-day. Passengers by the Madians report that the government of the British Island of Trinidad is prepared to settle refugees from M.'.rtinkiue on crown hinds on moderate terms. PBLEE IN FRESH ERUPTION. SENDING FORTH ANOTHER TORRENT OF MUD AND LAVA. Fort de France, Martinique, May 24 —Mont Pel.V was comparatively qiitt't yesterday (Kri da>_>- To-day the volcano belched forth a tor rent of lava and mud, which rushed down the northern slope of the mountain and swept away what was left of the town of Basse Potnte. New fissures have opened in the side of the mountain. Pointe-a-Pitie. Inland of r.uadeloupe. May 2."». — The steamer Llfjeld, belonging to the Guade loupe Steamboat Company, arrived here this morning from Martinique, and reports the con ditions on that island to he unchanged. The people at Fort de France were somewhat quieter when the Lifjeld left there. FIRST STEAMER PROM MARTINIQUE. TOUCHING SCENES ON THE FRANCE AT ST. NAZAIRE. St. Nazaire, France. May 3L— The French Line steamer France arrived here to-day. She Is the flrst steamer to reach France from Mar tinique since the catastrophe. The France was hoarded here by many relatives and friends of the survivors who were on board, and there were touching scenes between the travellers and those who welcomed them. The narratives of the survivors on the France, however, added noth ing to what Is already known concerning Mar tinique affairs. NEARLY 300 HOTELS AND BOARDING HOUSES In New York and New England in "The Prophft'fl Chamber." No. 15 of the "Four-Track Series " Sent free on receipt of 4 cents by G. H. Daniels Grand Central Station. New York.-Advt. KILLED BY AUTOMOBILE. UNKNOWN MACHINE RUNS DOWN MAN ON BICYCLE AND DISAPPEARS. Faterson, N. ,T . May *_',"> (Special*.— Charles Whiteman. thirty-five years old. of Butler, was run down and fatally injured at Pompton this afternoon by an automobile driven by an un known man. He died to-night in the General Hospital, this city. The rase Is surrounded with mystery. Whlteman was brought in an unconscious con dition to the General Hospital, in this city, at 4 p. m. by two men in a wagon, who said that when riding his bicycle he had been run down by an automobile at a sharp turn on the Pomp ton Road. The men did not know the name of the chauffeur, and could not tell how the accident occurred further than that II happened at a turn In the road. They said they were sent to the hospital with the man by a Dr. Romandt. Inquiries at Pompton show that no doctor by that name lives there. Whiteman's skull was fractured at the base. The accident occurred at 1 p. m. The dead man was married, but did not live with his wife, whose home is nt No. T.i East Elghteenth-st.. this city. John Whiteman, his brother, arrived at the hospital to- nig hi after the death, and he did not know of the circumstances of the acci dent. It has been suggested that the driver of the automobile sent the Injured man to the hospital, and gave a fictitious name. MISSING GIRL'S BODY FOUND. IT WAS FLOATING IN NORTH RIVER NEAR PLACE THE CHILD FELL IN. The body of Kathleen Flanagan, four years old, daughter of Michael J. Flanagan, of No -•■"*• Eighth-nve.. who disappeared suddenly on 1 May 17. was found yesterday floating face up ward in the River twenty-five feet from th. wharf between One-hundred-and-thirty-third and One-hundred-and-th!rty-fourth sts. The discovery was made by Detective Sergeant Dam and his two assistants. James Donnelly and James Morgan. . The police have been maintaining a close watch on the river front in the expectation that if the child had drowned the body would rise to the surface. Between 10 and 11 a. m. a tug. drawing the barge David Moore, entered the slip between One-hundred-and-thirty-third and One-hundred and-thirty-fourth sts.. stirring the water. The body of the missing child at once rose to th surface, and was brought ashore. The relatives were told, and an uncle of the child identified the body. Kathleen was taken by her father la the pier at One-hundred-and-thirty-third-st. a week at.- Saturday While her fathers attention was called away, she disappeared. As no one had seen her fall into the water, the theory of kid napping was advanced. HORBE TRIF.H To SWIM TO JERSEY. was attempting to reach home. but his runabout DRAGGED him down to death. Stories about horses running away and going straight home to their stables are common. A New-Jersey horse yesterday ran away In this city to go home. He varied the old story by at tempting to swim part of the way. Unfortu nately for the horse, he had a runabout in tow. He was drowned. John B. Brandle. of Bull's Ferry Road, T'ni.. n Hill. N T . J.. started to take a yoamaj wotnaa for a drrra yesterday afternoon. They came to this city, and after a drive throujch the park started for home. They were making for the Twenty third-st. ferry, when, near Twenty -seventh-st.. they stopped for some supper. The horse, aa soon as the couple disappeared, started for home on his own account. He swung into Twenty-Beventh-st. and started nest tow ard the river at a lively clip. The horse saw the Hudson In front of him. and beyond the Krassy hills of New -Jersey. With a Joyful whinny he shook the dust of N'ew-Tork from his feet and jumped Into the water. Captain Griffen of the canalboat Welch and Patrick Hlckey. who was on a float, tried to rescue the horse, but it was too late. They suc ceeded in saving the rig and the harness, but the carcass of the horse is moored to the float awaiting the arrival of a Health Department hearse. SAMOSKT. ROCKLAND BREAKWATER. ME. Opens June 2th. first season. Booking office Po land Water Depot, 3 Park Place. New York ' RICKKR HOTEL CO.. A. C. JUDD Mgr -Advc THK TOAI- INHI'STRY. Those Interented In <"oal Stocks* should rend the article, upon this subject In to-day's Morning Tele graph.—AdvL riUCE THREE CENTS. TO DISLODGE HAFFEN. IHS CAREER AS A TRIUMVIR MAY BE SHORT. DEMOCRATS URGED BY SENATOR HEX NESS V TO DEFEAT THE LEADER OF THE XXXVTII DISTRICT. According to Senator Jns^ph P. H^nneasy. of the XXI.«t District, and a number of other Tam many Democrats in the XXXVth Assembly Dis trict, a strong effort will v>e made at tho> Septem ber primaries to dislo.j^^ Louhs F. HaiTen from the leadership of the district and thereby dis rupt the triumvirate which has bten chosen to preside over the destinies of Tnmmany Hall. If Mr. Haffen Is defeated, and his opponents arc sanguine of suet-ess, h* will no longer be the executive member from the district, which will re n-ler him ineligible to serve on the supervising committee. The triumvirate was ciiosi-n with The purpose of creating harmony In-the Democratic organiza tion, a condition that was sorely needed. In stead of pacifying the disgruntled and discon tented Democrats, Mr. HarYen's appointment has arouse<l discard in his own Assembly dis trict, whore it was supposed he was backed by home influences. A long staten<-it. signed by sixteen of the most prominent election district leaders and business men in the XXXVth Dis trict, was given out last night. It .--.;ys ia no uncertain language that the Democrats of the district are determined no longer to submit to the opera bouffe leadership which ha 3 char acterize-l Mr. Haffen's administration. Behind the movement is the Passaconnawa Club. No. 1,080 Boston Road, which has a membership of five hundred. Democrats who are dissatisfied with the present situation are urged to> enroll this month or next, so that they may assist with Their votes at the primaries in dethroning i Mr. Haffen. William H. Zeltner. who haa been an active Democrat in the district for many years, has been selected to lead the forces against the Haffen faction, ami the indications point to success, notwithstanding the fact that Mr. Haffen has control of all the patronage of The Bronx. This Senator Hennessy says will help to defeat him. The Senator declares that for every appointment Mr. Haffen has made since he became President of the Borough cf The Bronx, he has made a dozen enemies of dis appointed applicants for oliee. Senator Hennessy says that President Haf fen in his appointments has entirely Ignored the friends who assisted in his election, giving most of the fat places to ni~n who have not bee-i active in party affairs. Senator Hennessy has been a consistent opponent of CrDkerism for a number of y. irs. Two years ago, when he was elected to represent his district in the Sen ate, he was obliged to go to co- >:r t to compel Tammany to recognize the fad that he was the regularly nominated candidate for the office. Ex-Senator Kichanl H. Mitchell was a candi date for the nomination, and Croker demanded that Hennessy withdraw in his favor. Thi3 Mr. Hennei refusr.l to do. rtr.tl the result was a long tight in the court. Jlennessy winning out only 1 few days before th*- election. lit ■!!!.- carried the district by- ZVOOO major ity, ami this is pointed t.> as an Indication that Mr. Baffea will be beaten. The latter carried the borough by only l.f.ihi majority at the last election. The XXXVth District is the largest in New-York City, containing thirty thousand voters, of whom about eighteen thousand are Democrats. At the Fifth Avenue Hotel last night Senator Henne.-.sy saUl: "Th. people of the XXXVth District resent the appointment of President Haffen as a mem ber of the Democratic triumvirate, and to show our displeasure we are going to defeat him a the next primary. This is a local tight, and we are not going to. be drawn into any general contest or tie up to anybody outside of the dis trict. Haffen is a figurehead on that commit tee. They can't trust him. and he was named only because geographically The Bronx had to be recognized. Our district is the largest in th« city, and has as many votes as the Ist, lid. Hid. IVth and VITIth combined Put me down as saying that we are going to win, and that after September Haffen will no longer be a triumvir. He is the most inconsistent Demo crat in Th-» Bronx. Helow the Harlem River IMPROVED SERVICE TO ROANoKK. VA.. VI \ PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD. The Pennsylvania Railroad I tin leaving New York. West l^r.l Street Station 5:."w P. M. daily, car ries through Pullman huftVt steeping car hetw^n Philadelphia and Welch. W. V.. via Harrtshurg Hagerstown. Roanoke and the Norfolk & .*,..~L IVy. Consult Ticket Ateuu-.-Advu „ T*