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BLOCK SUSPICIOUS JOB. ARMORY SIT/:, ASSESSED AT $5,500, JUMPS TO $56,000. I/,r \M- WELLS HAVE COURTS PRE- W.NT PURCHASE <>X TROOP c PLOT CHARGES OF AT TEMPTEH RBIBERY. Chnrpfs of corninticn In connection with the purchas-- <f :.n armory site for Tr<<op C, of Brooklyn. h:-v«- been made to the Mayor. The Corpora tii'-i Counsel's nflice and the Tax De partment ;m- a good deal exercised over dls coveri- s made In connection v. it:, condemna tion proce^diegs l-sim under the Van Wyck administration for acquiring a Bite for an armory f ir tv- Brooklyn cavalry organization. It looks as :f trickery wes resorted to to hove the city p:iy $SIJ.tXM) for ,t site in Bedford-aye.. betwern President and Union sts.. Brooklyn. That ■■ now assessed at <• hi Th- property h?.F a frontage of :il»-.ut two hundred et, but BedfoT'i-ave] at thai point has not yet Keen cnt through. It is alleged that '"1.'..'.' i I was offered to an offi cer of Troop C to push along the ■■ mnation of th^ Bedford-ave^ Fit", and was refused by him, and also that $*2.r»00 was offered to a mem ber of the Armory Board t<> h--»!p the alleged Fteal through. Lastly. It is alleged that a mem ber of the Armory Board is financially inter ested In a firm which held an option on the pro posed armory site. The alleged steal was stopped in a dramatic fashion in the Mayor's office only a few day? apo President Wells of th* Tax Board and one of his assistants, a veteran in the tax office, callei on the Mayor, and the Tax Commission ers' assistant said: "Mr. Mayor, this Troop C armory proceeding is a [need steal. The site is not worth one half what the commission says. It is assessed for only f&SOG " "But you are too late." replied the Mayor, "the Law Department has just informed me, and here is the letter (taking it out of a pigeonhole), that the Armory Board passed a resolution last summer approving the findings of the commission. Their action vests in the city, under the new charter, the title to the site four months after the passage of the resolution." DISCOVERY MADE IN TIME. "The Armory Board never passed such a reso lution." said the tax clerk. "Here is the certification, or statement, from Assistant Corporation Counsel Coombs that the action was taken." said the Mayor. »Then fol lowed a quick investigation, and Mr. Coombs, of the Brooklyn department, soon sent the Mayor word that he. Coombs, had been mistaken, and that the Armory Board had not passed the reso lution. The discovery was made on the Satur day before the Monday on which the advertising to close the whole proceeding was scheduled to begin. Thereafter the Mayor took a lively interest in the Troop C armory case and discovered that Assistant Corporation Counsel Jerome W. Coombs, of the Brooklyn Law Department, had been deceived into certifying a proceeding- that Is characterized in the Tax Department as a $40,000 Job. Mr. Coombs assisted' in revealing the merits of the transaction and on his motion the "Supreme Court has ordered a discontinu ance of the entire condemnation proceeding, with a stipulation that the property owners shan be reimbursed to the extent of cash dis bursements actually made or obligations "honor ably Incurred." As nearly as co lid be learned last night, after the Law Department had closed for the day, the facts are substantially as follows: On December 31. 1901, the last day of the Van Wyck administration, Desmond Dunne, John Pyburn «nd William McLaughlln, were appointed a commission by the Supreme Court to do their part in condemnation proceedings for the acquirement of a Troop C armory site. Mr. Dunne is an advertising agent. John Pyburn was Doe a police commissioner in Brooklyn, nr.ri MeLaughlin is a relative of "Boss" Mc- Lsqgnlln. The commission set to work to deter mine th" value of the armory site. The guards men grew impatient over delays, and urged ppeerjy action by the commission and city offi cials. At first the legal features of the pro ceedings were left in the hands of Assistant Cor poration Counsel Harris, but later they were transferred to the Brooklyn department, and Intrusted to Assistant Corporation Counsel Jerome. W. Coombs. A member of Mr. Coombs's family Is seriously ill, and he was not able to go deeply into the case when seen last night at his me, No. 113 Montague-Bt., Brooklyn, by a Tribur.% reporter. STATEMENT OF MR. COOMBS. "No sooner wan the Troop C armory case turned over to me," said Mr. Coombs, "than great pressure was brought to bear to have the matter expedited. The troopers are In the old 34th Regiment Armory, in North Portland-aye., find they need better quarters. lat once began to push matters. Last summer I was informed that the Armory Board had formally acted on th» 2te question. I called up the office of Mr Harris, the assistant in the Manhattan office In charge of condemnations, and asked if the Armory Board had acted favorably on the site. A clerk said Mr. Harris was on his vacation, hut that I was correctly informed; that is, the Armory Board had approved the site. Under th*- charter the city must pay interest on a Pite four months after the necessary resolution acquiring such a site is passed. 1 then tried to get the report of the commissioners, but there were delays. Finally, after the advertisement •as prepared for 'The City Record,* 1 found that the commission had signed a report In fa vor of paying (43,600 for the proposed site. As this wbf ■.)•<•• what the ground was worth, I was astonished and began to investigate. Then the report of the commission was withdrawn find a new report, signed only by Pyburn and McLaughlln. was substituted. This raised the award for the site to |56.000. Mr. Dunne had stood out against the .<4;!.»"i ( award, and he «oiji^ not sign the substitute report, because, «* he informed me. he thought it excessive. I «rr>lif-d to the court to have the whole proceed ing discontinued. The court has Just granted the necessary order, with the stipulation that property owners and others posses claims against the city on account of the proceedings shall be reimbursed only to the extent of cash actually disbursed or obligations honorably In curred. I an Bree to say that the entire pro ceeding Is full of peculiar features." Among the allegations now being Investigated is one that a real estate dealer offered a tax oftV-ial $2£oo to "keep bis mouth shut" and let the deal go through th< Armory Board. S ')'K LIGHTS ON THE PROCEEDINGS. The condemnation proceedings abound in in i«?sting ■de lights. The site tentatively se ixted for the armory building was at one time »*ld on an option by McNulty & Fitzgerald. They sold it to J. H. Rugglea. who in turn sold it to Charles Cooper. Mr Cooper and Captain Char!*-8 I. Debevolse. of Troop C. had a con- S-.-l y*stprday with Mayor Low, James L. *«** y^.j Chzr)mz V Foraes. members of U*« UNITED STATES MINIBTER SQUIERS'S RESIDENCE, WITH CARRIAGE IN FRONT, Armory Board. It is understood Mr. Cooper was ready with a proposition t<> the hoard to Bel] the Bedford-aye. Bite at a greatly reduced figure— a merely nominal prim, it w.is said. The conference came to naught. Captain Debevoise of Troop C vai at the North Portland-pve. armory last night when seen by a Tribune re] orter. "No." the captain, somewhat hesitatingly, "it is nol true that sl.'.."hn> was offered to me to use my influence in favor of th<- Bedford-aye Flt*». I have heard many rumors of money being used in connection with securing a site for our ry, but no one approached me with a cor rupt proposition. It Ls a matter of record that, under the last administration, when the r " was first talked of, I went I efore the Armory Board and said that I would not have anything to do with the Bedford-aye. Bite so long as the land was hold by a certain real estate man, now dead. The result of my attitude thon was that the prop! rty soon changed hands I was with Mr. Cooper to-day when we saw members of the Armory Board. I fear that the Bedford-aye pit" will have to he abandoned. When we picked out that site two years ago we thought our troubles were pretty near over, hut it Beemfl now that they have only fairly begun. While I do n^t believe that the city should pay more for a site than it is worth in the selling mar ket, still I think it ought to be willing to pay as much as $srt.<W> for a desirable site. Inas much as the site for Squadron A's armory is worth nearer $1 .«)<iO.Oi>o than $80,000." NOT RECOGNIZING ADDICKS. REAPPOINT.MENT OF DELAWARE DIS TRICT ATTORNEY EXPLAINED AT THE WHITE HOUSE. Waphinßton, Nov. 21.— The following state ment was given out at the White House this afternoon: On his return to 'Washington the President found that Pome misapprehension existed as to the reappointment of the United States Attorney for Delaware, and authorised the following statement regarding it: "Mr. Byrne was originally appointed United States Attorney for Delaware by President M«*- Kinley. President Roosevelt knew him person ally. In the opinion <>f the President, he h;«d rendered excellent service for the public good In nit/re than <>ne direction, and he had been a Htanch supporter of the President when he ran for Governor and afterward. He was reported by the Department of Justi'-o as a tit and com petent district attorney, and the President bad entire confident- in his ability and Integrity. He accepted the nomination for Congress. Other district attorneys and marshals had accepted such nominations without being requested to re sign, but, in view of the factional fight in I>«-Ia ware. the President thought that Mr. Hyrne should resign, which be accordingly did. When the election was over the President rr appointed him without having given him the slightest pre vious indication that such was his Intention. H« would have been reappolnted without regard to the circumstances under which he ran or the faction with which he was allied." District Attorney Fyrne belongs to the Addickp faction in Delaware and the Presidents action In reappolnting him has been criticised In some quar ters as a recognition of that faction, and as show- In*? an Intention on the part of the President to allow A.idicks to control the federal patronage of Delaware MAYOR BRADLEY RESIGNS. AT THF BAME TIME IK OFFERS TO RKLI, SHORE FRONT PROPERTY TO AS i;ii;v PARK for jino.nnn Anbury Park. N. J, Nov. 24 —It now looks an if Asbuty Park would own its beach front be fore the nf.v year. Mayor James A. Bradley tendered Ills resignation at to-night's session of the common Council. Mr. Bradley owns the valuable Chore front property, and it was nece P sary for him to resign before the municipality could el"** a bargain with him for his holding With tb<- resignation came a tender from the "Founder." through a legal representative, to dispose of his beach, pavilions, fishing pier. board walk, bath houses, riparian rights and his extensive sewer system for ?150,000. and with no restrictions attached to the proposed trans fer. David Harvey, who represented Mr. Brad 1, v said the offer was made in good faith, and Henry C Wlnsor. a close friend, said the "Founder- would sign the deeds in two weeks if the aldermen meant business. Alderman Kirk bride favored accepting the offer at once The sewer system alone, h^ said, was worth 170.000. and the other property, exclusive of the famous board walk, was worth the price asked for the whole business Alderman Keator. the prime mover in the scheme to eject Mr. Bradley from the beach, which he asserts already belongs to the people, said he would gladly agree to accept Mr. Brad ley', offer provided he would Include In the transfer his rights to Heal. Sunset and Wesley lakes and 'h- little parks surrounding them, as well SS other parks situated about the resort Mr Bradley's lawyer intimated that he would no dOUbt, be only too glad to Include these holdings In th, deal. The aldermen, in order m give Mr. Bradley an opportunity to do so. laid the resignation and transfer proposition over for a week. [iX'b^u Suw Yorx'Ud Oucag-Advu NEW-YORK. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 25. 1902. -FOURTEEN PAGES -^TbSRnKASS^ SCENES IX HAVANA AND PERSONS WHO FIGURED IN THE RIOTS. H. O. SQTTTERS. TTnited States Minister to Cuba. roxriLTATTox rx i relax n BPBBCHES MY THE EARL OF nrm.EV ANT> MR. REDMOND ATTRACT ATTENTION. London, Nov. 24 Speeches which were ■]• livered to-day by the Karl of Dudley, th<- ds« Lord Lieutenant for Ireland, and by John Red mond, the Irish leader, have aroused much com ment as striking ;■ more hopeful note of con ciliation in thr- [rish question. The Karl of Dudley, accompanied by the countess, was making an offli^al visit to n- ■: fast, and in replj to the speeches delivered at ills reception he declared that he had corns to Ireland with t: ■ plrii of impartial in quiry that animated Mr. Chamberlain In going to Bouth Afri L Tlie Irish Viceroy, (■ ing then to deal with the land question as th<> crux of th>- lri>h problem, suggested thai a p.-rt of round table conference of representa tives of the landlords, tenants and other in tfi»sts in Ireland should be held, to endeavor ! f > arrive at a mutual v ng and possibly son..' tch/nne for t;.. good of Ireland »i»d thr Increasi happiness I While Lor.! Dudley was speaking I John Redmond was making in equally i tory speech nt a demonstration of the I. branches of the Irish League at the suburb of Bermondsey ll» was Intensely gratified, he paid, to Bnd on returning from th*» United E that the political situation In Ireland was I than he had known it for twenty-five years. While all rumors of Irish "deals" with were untrue, the political situa tion in Ireland had undergone an extraordinary and radical change, and he believed that no English minister since the union ha.<l ha>! such a chance as the Irish Becretary, Georg< Wynd ham, now had. The time had arrived, as 11 '!:■! in every struggle, when the combatants were grown tired of the contest, and were taking counsel as to whether it could not he brought to a satisfactory end. For the iitst time in Irish history, the majorit) of the landlords were speaking words of £•'"■! sense, conciliation and reason. The tenants were united, and a moderate and quite limited • the Imperial credit would enable a settle ment of the land question to be brought about At the same time, concluded Mr Redmond, this would nol affect the aspirations of the people for home rule, and be warned the go\ ernment that if last session's Land bin were reintroduced the Irish members would "tight it line by line " "The Daily News," In connection with the speech made by the Earl of Dudley, publishes .: report that the government intends to deal with the relations <>f I>ni>ii:i castle to the Irish administration, and that it is considering a project which is not dissimilar to Colonial Sec retary Chamberlain's original plan of national councils. BTURGIB LOSES OPERA CASK MAURICE GJRAU'S CONTENTION CTPHEL.D MANY STAND AT FIRST NICJHT. The decision of the Eighth District Court, dis missing the suit brought by Fire Commissioner Sturgls against Maurice Grau, the proprietor of the Metropolitan Opera House, to recover penal ties for allowing persons to stand back of the orchestra seats In the opera house, on the ground that the foyer was a passageway, was yesterday confirmed by the Appellate Terra of the Supreme Court by a majority of two to one. JuFtice Mac Lean dissented from the opinions expressed by his colleagues. Justices Freedman and Blanchard Fire Commissioner Pturgis alleged that 311 persons were found standing in the foyer one night when his officials visited th*> opera house. Pome of them sat down against the wall during the Interval between the acts, and Commis sioner Sturgis contended that the blocking up of the passage was a danger to the public in the case of lire. Mr. Grau asserted that the law had not been violated by him. and said thai the space in the foyer was not a passageway within the mean- Ing of the charter, at there had been seats there formerly which had been removed, and where standing room was allowed Justice Mac Lean, in referring to the provision of the charter, said that when Mr. Grau re moved the seats be voluntarily conceded the space occupied by them, and made that space h passageway Last night the place behind the brass railing, formerly rilled with chairs, was emptied of them, while persons standing packed the space back to the entrance. Throughout the house, even m the gallery, persons standing were in full force. HUNTER NOT TO BE PROSECUTED. SLAYERS OF FITZGERALD WILL NOT BK TRIED UNLESS THE GUATEMALAN GOVERNMENT ACTS. Washington. Nov. 24.— Nothing has been heard here from the Guatemalan government respecting the killing of William Fitzgerald by Godfrey Hunter, Jr.. last Friday, In Guatemala City. It Is Raid at the State Department that nothing can be done by this government toward prosecuting Hunter, and therefore it appears that unless the Guatemalan government chooses to act the guilty persons will -scape trial. BRIARCLIFF CREAM— THE MOST DELICIOUS and nourishing. A breakfast luxury.— Advt- TOMAS ESTRADA PALMA. President of Cuba. PRESIDENT PALMAS OFFICIAL RESIDENCE! IX HAVANA. BLOW FORTHREE PLATOONS PARTRIDGE MOBILIZES THREE HTJN DBED AND POETT-EIGHT RESERVES IN NINETY MINUTES. UNDER SYSTEM PATROLMEN WANT TT TOOK SEVERAL HOURS Ti > GET ONE. HUN DRED AND NINETT-ONE TO PARK-AYE. The order "Send re.«=erves to the Grand Central Palace!" went over thi- police wires to twenty six police stations In Manhattan at 3:06 p. m. yesterday. It surprise,! th.- police ,-<t all th.- sta tions, from Leonard-st. to One-hundred-and twenty-sizth-st. It had been sent out by Police Commissioner Partridge at the suggestion of Deputy Commissioner Piper, and when the bells were being rung for turning out the reserves the two officials, with Inspector Cortrtght, walked Into th* Qrand Central Palace at Forty f< urth-.it. and Lexhagton-ave. About four minutes later a squad of police, a roundsman, arrived at the palace ■>n a dead run. They had come from the sta tion in Ba d they were as hed when they were told to march upstairs to the Mg hall and wail th'-re. Next came a squad from East Thim -tlfth-st .. then one from West Thirtleth-st., then one from West Porty •h-st., and then one from East Sixt] enth-st. Later the reserves from stations further uptown and further downtown arrived. came In patrol wagons, some by trolley cats and some by the elevate* trains. Some had roundsmen and some hail not. Two of the squads were headed bj sergeants. The only captain to appear was Captain Lantry. of East Fifty-flrst'Stt., who arrived an hour later than the squad from his station. It was about 4:30 p. m. when the squad from West One-hundrcd twenty-flfth-st. arrived The mobilization created surprise which was nol restricted to the bine. -oats, a great crowd gathered and asked questions. ■•What can be the matter?" was "ii the tongues of thousands Expectations of a raid on Canfleld's were rife Borne thought wholesale raids on poolrooms had been planned. Thoughts of some disaster troubled many. Th ■ arriving police thought something dreadful had happened when they reached Forty-fourth st and saw the crowds, but they were mystified when they got the word to enter the hall and wait further orders. When the reserves were lined up In the hall for inspection and told to return to their sta tions, us they had been summoned merely to ascertain how many men could be got together at short notice. It dawned on most of them that they had helped to demonstrate the superiority of the two platoon system over the three platoon system, which they had clamored for, and which had been tried in Commissioner Murphy's time. Many of them looked extremely crest fallen as they left the building. They had counted noses in the hall and had found that 34S men had answered the call in nn hour and thirty minutes. They remembered that under the three platoon system it had taken several hours to get 101 police.men to the Murray Mill Hotel when it was partly wrecked by a dyna mite explosion In Park-aye. at Forty-flrst-st. Commissioner Partridge abolished the three < platopn system because he was convinced that it was robbing the city of efficient patrol ser vice at night. That fact had been demonstrated in several ways. He was of the opinion, also, that the three platoon system had not provided ] proper reserves. Yesterday's trial, which was : made partly to enable Captain Piper to take observations and make plans for Increasing the speed of calling out police. reserves, was made also to enable the Commissioner to compare the numbers of the police responding to the call with the numbers that responded to the disas ter in Park-aye. at Forty-flrst-st. Late in the afternoon the Commissioner said. I ordered the mobilization of the reserves of twenty-six precincts this afternoon, to gain In- ' formation as to their efficiency. I wanted to . ••• ' what portion of the reserves would respond to an ! emergency call, and how many would not respond i and the reasons why. It la understood, of course that some portion of the reserve is sick, in court | or absent on leave, and it Is also understood that ! one or two men will always be retained at the .sta- I tion for house duty. ; I selected the Fifth. Sixth. '. Seventh, Eighth. I Ninth. Tenth, Eleventh. Twelfth, Thirteenth, Four- ! teenth, Fifteenth. Sixteenth. Seventeenth. Elgh- j • nth Nineteenth. Twentieth. Twenty-first. Twen ty-second. Twenty-fourth. Twenty-fifth. Twenty sixth, Twenty-eighth. Twenty-ninth. Thirtieth. i Thirty-first and Thirty-second precincts for this ; mobilization, because these were the precincts j whose reserves were called to the subway explosion j at Forty-first-st. and Park-aye on January 27, and I desired to compare the results obtained in ! January last, under the three platoon system, with ! those attained to-day, under the two platoon sys- | tern. The calls were sent out without any previous warning to the precincts. I designated the Grand ! Central Palace as the rendezvous, as that was the ; nearest place to the point where the explosion oc- ! curred. On January 27 6 sergeants, 1C roundsmen and 169 j OF INTEREST TO WOMEN. A competent ladies" maid renders her services to lady patrons of the Pennsylvania Special en routs between New-York and Chicago.— Advt. patrolman, or a total of 191, responded, and to-day 1 captain. 2 sergeants, 17 roundsmen and 318 patrol men, or a total ol 34\ reported. Captain Piper noted that some of the police men who answered the call for reserves yester day had long night sticks, while others had only "billies." He intends to have a regulation in force soon by which the police answering the call at any hour of the day or night will be prepared for business with the most effective club. Pome of the captains probably will be railed to the Central Office to-day to explain why they or their sergeants did not answer the call. Captain Piper said that at the time of the explosion in Ma ilson Square on election night Inspector Brooks had a thousand police men in the square. He thought that probably was the largest force of police ever called to maintain order in a similar area in thr city. IGLESIAS QUITS; COSTA RICA. XX PRESIDENTS LIFE HADE UNBEARABLE AT SAN JOSE. Pan Jose. Costa Rica. Nov. -J4.— Rafael Ik leslas, former President of Costa Rica, sailed last night for New-Orlea.ns. Only the members of his family knew of his departure Since the revolutionary outbreak here last May his life has b«t-:i made unbearable. He has been subjected to abuse in the press and has been continually watched by the police. Th© revolution referred to above was a military affair organised by a cabal of officers who opposed the election by Congress of tne present President, Esuulval. and declared -<- President Demetrlo IgJe stas, then Minister of War and a. brother of the outgoing President Rafr.el Iplesias. The latter, however, was reported at the time to have vigor ously opposed the conspiracy, and to have repressed the uprising with considerable vigor, and a gold medal was voted to him by the Costa FUcan Con- Krtssi for his service. PRINCE Cl Pin NEARLY DROWNED. SQUALL CAPSIZES TH? TACHT IN HONOLULU HARBOR— RESCUED BT A LAUNCH. Honolulu, Nov 18, vis San Francisco, Nov. -t (Special). Prince Cupid, who was recently to Congress, had a very narrow escape from drowning in Honolulu Harbor yes terday. Though the wind had been strong and the sea heavy for several days, the Prince and a party started for Pearl Harbor In his yacht the Princess He is an accomplished yachts man, but .-». squall struck the boat, and she cap sized. All the occupants were thrown into the water, but managed to crawl up on the over turned yacht. Th>y were seen from the Myrtle Hoat Club house, and a launch rescued theni. DECLINE RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS. ACTION of STUDENTS AT THK HANOVE RIAN UNIVKRSITY. Vienna, Nov 21 -A special dispatch from Gftttlngen, Prussia, says the students of the famous Hanoverian University have decided not to accept ary of the scholarships founded j.\ Cecil Rhodes. TO FACILITATE ITALIAN EMIGRATION. NBW r.INF OF BTEA3NOUI TO PLY PHTWKBN PA If BRUO AND tOSm oKi.KANs Rome. Nov. '_'i. The Italian General Naviga tion Company will establish at the beginning of the new year .i service of mail steamers from Palermo to New-Orleans in order to facilitate the emigration of Sicilians to the Southern States. WIRELESS TELEGRAPH FOR JAMAICA. Kingston. Jamaica. Nov. 24.--A hill has been pre pared for Introduction In the local legislature next year providing for the erection of wireless tele graph stations here. DEADLY »' RRICANE l\ ARGENTINA. Buenos Ayres. Nov. 24. A hurricane ha 3 swept ( ,\.r San trhano. Province of Santa Fe. A hun .lre.l houses were destroyed, five persona were killed, a number were injured and railroad and telegraphic communication was interrupted. SAT WO EFFORT WAS MADE TO SAVE HIM. A man. supposed to be chauricey Wilson, an iron moulder, jumped from the ferryboat Alaska, of the Greenpolnt-Twenty-thlrd-st. Ferry, on the 6 o'clock trip from here yesterday. He wad drowned and his body was not recovered. It is declared that the captain and deckhands did not stop the boat and made no effort to rescue the man. though he floated (or some seconds. He was surrounded by about two hundred men and women when he suddenly pulled off his coat and shouted: "Goodby. everybody. Then he jumped on the rail and into the water. The people shouted, but several passengers say that no attention was paid by the pilot to their shouts, and that the deckhands made no effort to save the man. though he could be seen floating on the water. THE LADIES' MAID Or. th«« Pennsylvania Special i 3<» much appreciated feature in the equipment of this popular train. — Advi Pi: ICE THREE CENTS CUBAN RIOTERS KILLED. FIGHTING IN THE STREETS OF HAVANA. TWO STRIKERS DF.AP AND EIGHTY TWO HBOFU IN.IIRKD-CRDER KKSTORED. f»T CABLE IV THE TMBTCB.] (Copyright. 1902: By Th» Tribune As.«<v«>ition.» Havana. Nov. '24.— Th«» strike assumed a more serious aspect this morning. Repeated clashes occurred between the police and the strikers, in which the former use.l revolvers, and the latter stones and knives. Two strikers were killed and eighty or more wounded A lieutenant of police was probably mortally wounded, and several of the police were wounded slightly. This mornirg ■ crowd of forty or fifty per sons, mostly negroes, marched down Oblspo-st. toward the palace, yelling "Death to the Presi dent!" but they Were dispersal by the police before th-»y reached the palace square. It is alleged that the Spaniards are urging th» strike on In the hope of bringing the United States Government back to Cuba. Some Span lards admitted as much to The Tribune cor respondent. They say they are able to stand the strike many months, and will not give up. President Palma. speaking of talk of impend ing anarchy, said to The Tribune correspondent this evening "You can tell The Tribune that we will amply protect all foreign property. The police have done so until 9 o'clock this morning, when As cars of the Havana Electric Company were stopped by strikers. Wher. I heard of foreign In terests being damaged 1 called the Secretary of the Government and placed matters in his charge, as the Mayor evidently could, not keep order." The President said fb.it detachments of Rur il Guards ard artillery will be >• M »h gas and electric plants, the « sJSSWSSks an'l with the streetcars, and all foreign property protected. In his opinion, there wosM I any further disorder A meeting of strikers was held to-night at !<"» o'clock, at which the speakers were OesjsrsjSl Maximo Gomes, Julio Sanguilly, Quimin Bai: dera and ftnr SSI md Juan fl— lWllS Ooniez and Senator Cisneros. It is known that general linmcz will recommend the strikers Is return to work, and it is believed his counsel will pre vail and that the worst is over After President Palma ordered the police f > protect the cars, the police fired at the strikers who attempted to stop the cars. general Rodriguez, chief at the Rural Guards, is patrolling the streets to-night with his troops. All the theatres are closed to-night. Among those whom the strikers put out of the cars, it is reported, was the German Consul. An American boy who refused to leave the CSjsj and claimed AmerUan citizenship was thrown out of a window unhurt. SECRETARY TAMAYO RESIGNS. HELD BY THE PUBLIC RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STRIKE. Havana, Nov. — Seftor Tamayo has resigned his office as Secretary of Government, but Presi dent Palma will not accept his resignation until the strike has been settled. The public blames Tamayo for his active part in the strike, and says that he and the Mayor are responsible for to-day's riots, as he has openly expressed sympathy with the strikers. At a political meet ing on Wednesday, at which Seflor Tamayo was chairman, he indorsed the action of the strikers. STREETCAR MEN REFUSED TO STRIKE. AND THE RIOT RAGED ABOUT THE CARS —CLERKS AND COOKS STRUCK. Havana. Nov. 24. — As the result of conflicts of a serious character between the police ami the men on strike here to-day two strikers are dead and eighty-two other persons are wounded. Five of the latter, one being a lieu tenant of police, whose throat was cut by a striker, have Injuries of a serious nature. Eight other policemen are wounded. The police had the rioters well under control this evening, hut every precaution is being taken to prevent a further outbreak of disorder to-night, and all the police and Rural Guards In the suburbs have been summoned to con centrate in Havana. The strike, which it first only concerned th» cignr workers, became genera! this mornins; b> the calling out of all trades In sympathy with the cigarmakers. All the trade* psspM their doors this morning, clerks, cooks and nsj| class of workmen having obeyed the command of the unions except the motormen and conduc tors of the electric cars, who refused to join In the general strike. Trouble began early In the morning by th» holding up of the electric cars by the strikers, whose wrath was naturally directed against the street railroad employes. Several cars were held up and stoned in the outskirts of the city, and the passengers were compelled to walk into Havana, among these being the British and German ministers. Several cars were wrecked and some motormen and conductors were In jured during these occurrences. The carmen, however, continued running their cars until lft o'clock, when Superintendent Greenwood ordered a suspension of traffic. The employes were willing to remain at work, but the officers of the company, in order to protect the property, deemed it wise to suspend the service. Mr Greenwood had asked for protection from the Civil Governor, but the authorities were unable to protect the public vehicles. A mob of strikers drove the men on the Western Railroad from the trains during the mornlns. The Mayor of Havana and th*» Secretary of Government. Diego Tamayo. had. during the past week, openly sympathized with the strikers, and had given orders to the police not to use force in dispersing the crowds, and. under these conditions, the police were unable to cope with the strikers. The situation was approaching a critical point at noon, serious disorders having taken place in front of the palace itself. in which a police officer named Mass and a number of policemen and strikers received Injuries, when President Palma sent word to the Mayor that unless the city authori ties could preserve order and protect the rail road company the State would Intervene. The Mayor then took drastic measures and issued an edict prohibiting crowds from gathering in the streets and authorizing the Chief of Police to kill If such action should be necessary to preserve order. A similar show of force- early in the morn ing would undoubtedly have prevented the trouble, but now the strikers had become em boldened, and frequent clashes between them and the police occurred in all parts of the city. The police were obliged to charge a mob of rioters at the slaughter house, and several among the latter were injured. The vigorous attitude of the police now made itself felt, and traffic on the car lines, which had been sus pended for a brief period, was resumed, and was continued from this time forth with only occasional Interruption. Most of the injuries* ALONG THE HISTORIC HUDSON RIVER run the tracks of the New York Central. Too can enjoy the beauties of the American Rhine if jtf(s» travel by the Central.— Advt