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YouV ou LXIV
Mavv Organizations Agree to Wipe
Out "Hells on Earth."
IVrlßrlns that *c Rafnea law hotels were ln
famous dens of vice. «nd made this city "a hell
,>n esrth." .ieiegates from various civic and re
ilipious organization* pupped resolutions yester
day at a conference held «t the City Club favor
lec an amendment to the name* law which
mould «boli«h most of ih'f» "hotels" by makirtß
them live up to the regnl»tlons or th* Tluildlngs
bepirtment m this cfty. These regulations they
yi«!atf noiv, «nd cannot N» compelled to ob
f.»rve. An executive committee will be appoint
ed to represent the conference ln ; preparing the
desired lea^smtton. and will co-operate with the
oommittwj' from other organizations which are
*vorkinß to abolish the 'fakr" hotel.
The discussion M sntay was confined to the
jUlne* lan- and it: mongrel producL The other
j>hates of tlie ssjeflssj ssnatfoa, xvhile not disre
sar<3ed »<y these organizations, will b« held In
-.he background until some practical reform has
been accomplished lasjf> this one line.' It was
expected that District Attorney Jerome would
add hiF note, but be sou busy elsewhere receiv
'ng the conf<*Fsi<ms of gamblers. Polic- Com
>.i!*sic>ner McAdoo wrote that he could not make.
'his meeting an exception to his rule of not dls-
the P.aines law. which he is Fupponed to
•n*ar<~e. but he van in sympathy with the object
.-•f th'- conference, and wouid be plad to ive
whatever aid or information he could to the City
Cor.gresFm&n-elect Bennett was made chair
mar, of the meetinp. find Thomas H. Reed, of
the Anti-Saloon League, ssersCary. Lotvrenoe
V«Jller. saeveawT of the City Club, the first
ppeaker. told of the object of the meeting;.
l"ndf-r the present law there were two classes
of h«Telu. he said, hotels proper and Raines
'am- hotel*, boildinfcs made Into alleged hotels
io esjahte them to pen liquor on Sundays.
There were, some twenty-five hundred of them
in thi« city. The pal -"-.n keepers had been com
pelled to find seme use for the ten rooms they
had to maintain in oonnoetloa with their bars,
and in Elmcst every ease it had been r dis-
T*pm*blA of illegal one. The great majority
of BatsjSS law hotata vrere nothing more than
houses r>f r,Bßlgnat:on. Because of thio. the
City Club and the other organizations felt that
it was SBSjry to get rid of these "fake"
hote!«. and the easiest way was to eliminate
from the law that which permitted them.
"Make the Raines law apply only to real
hotels."* he continued. "Make the hotels fur
r;iph certificates that they have complied with
the requirements of the Buildings Department.
In that rase M per cent of them will be abol
ished, for the regulations require that a hotel
under the msl M law more than thirty-five feet
].ir!i Fhall be | roof, and most of them are
thirty-five feet higb and not nreproof."
T. DeQuiney Tuliy, of the Law Enforcement
Society, told of the Bndtna; of a Fixteen-year-ol<i
firl In a Brooklyn Raines biw hotel, drugged,
•when the place wa* raided. The police captain
■was besieged by politicians to jet the proprietor
£t> free, !:« taio. , < "
"VtiiM do you hir.k wed do with the fellow
y-'no took h»*r thrre if we had him out "West?"'
h* continued. "We'd string him up to the near
*et telegraph pole, a.id likely the proprietor of
the place v.-ith him. Seems to me we can bend
our energies to no better purpose than the
abolition r,f these plac?s."
The P.ev. Lee W. B'-.iiile. of the Madison
Square Presbyterian Church house. n Thlrd
a\e., said three similar incidents p»twi>»n Twen
ty-third and Forty-second sts. had come under
liis personal notice cemly. H" had frequently
made tours of the Raines law hotels, even going
:mo the rooms up stairs, and if th°rp were such
r ihir.g as "h*»ll on earth" it was right here in
Jacob 11. Fchlff declared that he waa glad to
*<<=■ a movement against the Raines law hotels
take shape, even 5f 'it didn't oeed, for it
f-<*eir:ei necessary for citizens to keep up their
vigilance in order to have a decent city, as it
f-emed that the city couldn't keep itself clean.
"Some of us."' he went on. "are taking steps in
the same direction. It is very evident to me that
the entire strength of the liquor element will be
ssajnst this legislation, so I would strongly ad
vice you not to attempt too much. Concentrate
«-ffort£ along one line, and keep at work in that
direction. With psjblfe opinion behind this
movement and th<» unlicd efforts of civic organ
ization*, some result must come. But 'again I
cay. do;:'t attempt too much at ■ time."
Rabbi Drachman. declared that this movement
1o eliminate a moral cancer had behind it th..
s<-r,timpj;t of all classes. It was a complex qu'B
tion, because this was a cf*mr»politan city, with
many people who desired drinks on Sunday.
EUIL all ejeme.nts of this cosmopolitanism were
right on the moral issue, and he thought if some
practical disposition could bo made of the de
mand for drinks o;i Sunday, possibly by allow
ing them to be sold In. decent restaurants, the
Raines law "joints' would die of themselves.
Thomas L. McCllntock. superintendent of the
Society for the -ntion of Crime, made an
f>a>-nost pica for some provision In tbe law
'■hereby the proprietors af these disorderly
houses might be punished. There were many
hotels, ho paid, arhl< complied ttrlctly with
the law, yet where the interiors were devoted
to foul immorality, on WBmmm proceeds the pro
prietors battened, hiding behind clerks, whom
H <it-: r.ot pay to arrest.
Professor Burdick. of Columbia, urged that a
"taboo lie placed against tlie pfwmfcMS where
a violation of the liquor law was made. Th»*
Rev. Dr. John I. Peters eaid that Mr. Mc-
Clintock's desire would be <arri- <i out most
<-af-i!y by following Profesn Burdlcks sugges
tion, but he want«*d concentration. This might
come after a while; the main thing at present
>*as t<» bend aJI efforts to the one point — lo
mike the "hoU-ls" comply with the Buildings
Department ordinances.
Mr. WHk-r's ■ •olutioa. "tha; it was the sen*e
of the meeting that Raines law bOtebl be abol
ished, and legislation be recommended requiring
all hotels to comply with the Raines law's pro
visions and ihe recommendations of the State
«uid city building ordinances," was passed, and
t *«■■ votr-d to have a committee to discuns
the proposed legislation appointt-d by the chair
man. Among those present were:
GEORGE HAVEN PDTWAM, of ihe i siltec of Flf
«iATI/)P.r> P. WHITE. T'nion e.-Wrm^.l
• liOMAJ- H. RF.KD. of th« Anu-*aloon I »aru»
ALJiEKT K. DAVIb. of in- North Kt«1» Hoar-1 of Tr&d*.
B. J. VRinjjT, of Ui« «;;-«. i, |...irt tyMt!*in«»nt.
«■ iJAIU^ES 1,. TAYIX>R, Ixiw Knforc»-m»>nt Bodwty
'„ . MAirriN. «-Hy ir>mmttt^ of Ih* C»y flub.
I.'JjJCIiT ERSKIN'E Kl.v, o f ihe I*«*i.« r.. r rollttral
ARCHIBALD A HILL, nf the Ch»n"ly Onr««i»t!on Fn-
MjAR'JARTrT T- CHANI.ER. V.'orntn'i Uvniript! I**r'J»
Tt * R»v HOTVAF.Z' It. rtfSSELU of ih« Anti-Saloon
_ !■-
T C* *•£, I*. H. rxrtCftlA MKNDEH.
*.DUAF.f> H. HEALV. jvpuiy Excise mi«..-r,rr
-}**"* If f w York S:Si Pm - arrive Cleveland 7:11
•sat monxat - Cincinnati l:» p ro.. Indianapolis 1:00
fc*-v*t.. Ltnii l » « P- m . by New York Central.
rut* service. tio excess ta**.-Advt
To-day, fair. -
To-morrow, falri U«ht to fresh •outhirert wind..
Disarmed in Home of Bank Cashier
in Winsted, Conn.
"Wlnsted. Conn.. Jan. 16.— "Peace or war! 1 ex
claimed a crazy man. as he, darted into the dinin*
room of the handsome horn» of Mrs. Ellen M.
Phelps. at No. 53 Park Place, about 7 o'clock to
night, and thrust a loaded .32-calibre revolver in the
face of her son. William H. Phelps, hier «t the
Hurlbut National Bank. who. with bin mother and
sister. Miss Julia Phelps. secretary of Greenwood
<*hapter. Daughters of the Ar^eriran Revolution,
was entinp supper. Around the wrist of his left
hand was wound a slonsjshot, la a bolt around his
waist was a knife with a 12-inch blade keenly
sharpened, in '.is pockets, another sharp knife and
straps, and fully a pint of red pepper and palt.
At the sight of the intruder Mrp. rh"lps Bed from
the door and her daughter w«rt ■pstalrs to her
brr.rhers room, secured his two revolvers, and. re
turr.insr downstairs, waited a few minutes in a
hallway for an opportunity to pass the. weapons to
bar brother, t, ho was still alone with the erased
stranger. Failing:, she tinally followed her mother
to the street.
The crowd of serscal hundred persons outside
could see Phelps and the stranger with revolver in
hand through th« dining room windows. P.°fore
the. arrival of the police. George Taylor. Pavjd
Kins and Fred Wood, citizens, entered the houee.
and as they passed into the din;r.g room the mad
man moved back a short distance from Phelpo and
kept pointing: ihe revolver flri>t at one arid then at
the other, remarking as he did so "Is It r*ace or
war?" The three om*«n». did net rejruOp >oiig in
the house, however, passing out one at a tim*>.
'"Wrier*' is your sister?" the insar^- man then
asked yoaas; Pheips. He 1? only thirty-two, and as
the latter replied: 'T will po ati<l find her." and
started to leave the room, the visitor commanded
him to remain, and be iißaln pushed the revolver
in his fa> c
"You Ftey here:" Phelps r.ow recognized that
the man' 6 face did not look natural, and tried to
li'imor him by offering him a cigar and supper, but
he accepted neither.
After being alone with the man for fifteen min
utes Phelps remarked that he would go outside
tad se»i what was doing. The stranger offered no
objections, and the cashier walked out of the
hriu-<- The crazy man snapped the lock behind
Phelps and passed from the dining room to the
front hallway, taking up s position in an alcove
so that the crowd outside could not see him.
Chief of Police a C. Wheeler, who, in the mean
tim« had lesrned that the strur.ger was Frederick
Kaker, a man about forty years <■:■!, a stone cutter,
who came •re with his wife and three children
from Knit, N. V.. last May, stationed .-.-■ officer.
Josiah Spear, at the front entrance of the house,
while he himpelf went inside through a rear door.
As the chW oj.^jifil th« door leading into the dln
tng room. nak«r came into ih< room from the hall
"P«ace or war?" be said.
Both men were pointing revolvers at each other.
"Why, peace, of course, l"r<-u." answered the
Chief, and as the latter d roped his weapon by hla
side Baker aid the same. Then Wheeler advanced
slowly up to t:.>- erasy man and one by one took
his weapons away from him. Five hundred per
eons lUowed the polioe and captive to tl»e police
station, where the man wan further searched. The
«'hlef put. his hand Into the pocket containing the
pepper and salt. Baker s:ud:
"Be careful and not jret it in your eyfs. It will
blind you."
Asked why be had done it. Baker responded:
"I don't know. I am liable to do anything."
He wore a black slouch hat ari.i a sweater under
his coat and was not Intoxicated. Why Baker bad
designs on the life of Miss Phelps is not known
unless •t was because he thought she had some
thing to do with his losing his pot<ition at the
marble works of O. i: Ripley last Friday. a com
mittee f:"".'n t l >• cnapel of which Miss Phelpa was
a member bad engaged Ripley to plac* markers
over the graves of old soldiers iind Baker had been
doing the work. Mrs. Baker raid to-night that she
believed for some time that ber husband was un
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury To Be a
Life Insurance Official Here.
[riiOM THE ntnera ni'REAL'.I
Washington. Jan. Id.— Kobert B. Armstrong,
AFaistant Secrr-tar>- of the Treasury, to-day in
formed the President and Secretary Bhaw of his
desire to resign at an early date. Mr. Arm
strong: has jrfetded to the temptation of a con
siderably larger salary than his present office
affords, and as soon as his successor can be
selected will go to New- York as an <>fnVin] of
one of the prominent life Insurance companies
of that city. Ah Assistant Secretary of tho
Treanuty Mr. Amstrong has made a creditable
cord, having aoooospltebed much In the re
organization of the customs service, greatly ex
pedited the tiir'thodn of transacting business,
and contributed materially to th- convenience
of business men having d/enlings with the
Treasury Department, as well as simplifled the
work of the bureaus under him.
<;rf-M care will be exercised In the selection
of Mr. Armstrong's successor, James 1,. Gerry,
of Illinois; William Murray, of New-York, and
Chief Clerk Hills, of tbe Treasury Department,
all being under consideration. Mr. Gerry, who
probably possesses more expert knowledge of
the duties of the office than any other candidate,
being now chief of the customs division, is In
dorsed by Senators AMrlch, Plati of Connecti
cut. Lodge, Allison. Culiom and Hopkins. Hia
indorsements are not based on political reasons,
but are due to his special knowledge of the
work of the bureau of which Mr. Armstrong- h.is
charge. Little can be learned of Mr. Murray in
WaFhinffton. although it is known that the
President has his name under consideration.
Mr Hills has served in his present place for a
number of >e;, r bur his chances are not be
lieved to be pr»rit.
Leave ITew'Terk daily except Sunday v ja p. h. R.
and Southern Rv Flfi<pin«' ears, Washington to
p?nehur«c New-tort ofcees. 271 and 1.155 B way.
STEW-YORK. TUESDAY. JAJN.UAHY IT. 1905. -FOURTEEN X \VJ by The Tribuno Asaoclaclon.
Englishman Has Money, Trade t
Health— Brings Letter to Socialist.
Although officially barred from the United States
because he was "liable to become a public charge."
the real reason for which a young English me
chanic has been ordered deported is because he is
suspected of being an Anarchist. He la William
Bishop. He came here from Oxford. Kng'and, on
the steamer New-York. He in twenty-seven years
Bishop arrived at Ellis Island O n Sunday, but
was detained to be examined yesterday. He passed
the registry division. In the New-York detention
pens more questions were put to him. He frankly
told the inspectors that he was on his way to meet
Helnrich Kuhn. v -retary of the Socialist Labor
party, and showed a letter to Mr. Kuhn.
He was told that he must remain on Kills Island
and face a board of special Inquiry. Before this
board he -was plied with questions. He said that he
did not believe in violence, that he was a follower
of Marx, the German Socialist, and that he believed
in the ballot to ripht the wrongs of the people
Do you believe in the violent removal of public
officials?" be was asked.
"No." he replied.
"Would you go to the authorities and warn them
or an attempt of violence?"
"That would depend on the circumstances "
"Would you take compensation for the removal
of a public officer by violence?" mo^ai
"I would not accept a bribe from any source "
In different forms this question was repeated
One answer. "Tor the good of all; I shouid not do
it for compensation." was regarded as suspicious
♦J *'!* , cle|irly brou ht out that Bishop had m,.r.
than *2 in money, that r.e w*» mastfr of hiViratf?.
that of : hoifrrnia.k*r, and ih.tr he was in good
health. He told ci, htspector thnt he did net know
Turner, the English anarchist, p-rsonallv -Ills
political views and Turner's were far apa't"
Bishop will appeal.
Admittance Refused Him at Daly's
as "an Objectionable Person."
J. S. Metcalfe, dramatic critic of "Life " who
was told that admittance would be denied him
to forty-five New-TorkClty theatres, applied for
admittance ] 3St nlght at DaJv . a Tnpalre to fieQ
"The Duchess of Dantzic." He r-sente<l
tickets, but Wilbur M. Bates, general repre
sentatives of Klaw & Erlanger. declined to let
him enter.
Mr. afetcalfe, with his wife, and a man who
was said to b<» a lawyer, presented at the gate
three reserved tickets, regularly purchased.
The doorkeeper said Mr. Metcalfe could not be
admitted. Mr. Bates was standing at the gate,
and he and Mr. Metcalfe nodded.
"Mr. Bates, I would like to enter," snid Mr.
"1 shall have to pee that you do not go in,
Mr. Metcalfe," .«Rid Mr. Rates.
"Are not tt.e tickets good?"
"They are. but I have orders not to permit
you to go in."
"Do you do this on yo;i.r own responsibility?*'
vrss Mr. Metcalfe' ■ o^iostjon.
"No, 1 5o not," said Mr. Bares, "but on the
authority of the people I represent, Klaw &
"On what grounds do they and you prevent
me from entei iiig'.'"
"On the grounds that you are an objectionable
"You tell me thip on Instructions from Klaw
& Eiianger and as thoir representative?"
Several policemen, two detectives, a number
of reporters and Mrs. Metcalfe and the lawyer
stood In •> circle about Mr. Bates and Mr. Met
calfe and beard all that was said.
Mr. Bates told Mr. Metcalfe that the ti'-kets
i nuld be exchanged ai the box office for their
purchase price; he also said that both Mrs,
Metcalfe and the lawyer could go in. Mr.
Metcalfe. however, said that he had accom
plished bis object.
Daniel Frohman was* in the foyer when the
conversation took place. He did not join in it.
An "Anti-Graff Bill Introduced in Rhode
Island Legislature.
Providence. H. 1.. Jan. 16.— A bill has been intro
duced in th*» Rhode Island Legislature by Repre
sentative Jesse P. Eddy. Jr.. of Providence, which
he terms an "anti-graft" bill, and which absolutely
prohibits the acceptance of ■ commission by any
employe. It ' s designed In the Interests of largo
manufacturing concerns, but. its terms would >;>
away with , tipping barbers, waiters, porters .>r
other servants, or even accepting presents from
persons doing businest with the employes of busi
ness concerns
Is Engaged to Daughter of Prince Francesco
Ruspoli. a Vatican Dignitary.
Rome. Jan. W-— Siienor Marconi, aecordtnf to the
"Patria." is (©gaged to marry Princrss Oiacinta.
Ruspoli. twenty-one years oi.i. ih<> youngest daugh
ter of Prince Frsnoesce Ruspoli. Master of th«
Holy Hosptee, n high hereditary Vatlran pesitkw.
pewev's Port Wine nv.<\ Grape Juic«
H. T Dewej * Bon* Co,, 135 lit- .n Street New Terk.
— Advt
New ships— standard service— elCer a dtUrhtiul trip
to all Southern re»ort*. Pier , 85. North Riv*r -
Machine's Speed Forty Miles — Cab
Horse Hit — Driver Fights Arrest.
Broadway and other thoroughfares were
cleared for some distances last night for what a
number of bicycle policemen said was the wild
est automobile chase they had ever known. Be
fore the chauffeur who caused the trouble was
arrested Roundsman Casey, of Headquarters,
was made unconscious at the Circle, the "auto"
striking hlrn; a cab horse was overturned, and
two other bicycle policemen took up the pursuit,
to be lost at Fifth-aye. and Forty-seve
The machine was stored in the garaje at No. I
West Thlrty-fourth-st.. opposite the Waldorf-
Astoria, and Casey and Patrolman Kerrigan had
to use their best efforts to overpower the chauf
feur In a room of the garage before they could
take him to the station.
The chauffeur said he, was Maurice Frederick
Maximilian Brunn. of No. 272 W«?6t Thirty
elghth-st. He was in the employ, he declared, of
R. E. .larrige. treasurer of an automobile rum
pany at No. 1 West Thlrty-fourth-st. Mr. Jar
rlge lives at Eighth-aye. find Fifty-first -st He
•was waiting for the chauffeur to take him to th»
Automobile Show while the chase was on. He
went to the station later, but refused to give bail
. for h*» chauffeur when he learned that a charg«
of nssault had been mad».
, ".^"*; b£_s 'a, roving* commission ■ > lonic" after
th« enforcement of the', speed ordinar,c-». He
says he sighted Brunn at Forty-third-st. and
Broadway going uptown at a twenty-five-mlle
clip. He shouted for the chauffeur to slow up.
but declares that Frunn gave the lever a few
more notches and drew away.
Casey says the speed of the automobile In
creased until It was moving at forty miles an
hour at Fifty-first-st. Cns<\v rides an auto
cycle geared to a speed of fifty-two miles an
hour. He shouted for a clear road at Fifty
flrst-Ft. Brunn turned westward. In the pur
suit through to Nlnth-ave. Casey gained. At
Pi*ty-. eventh-et. Brunn turned east again and
swepr over to Eighth-aye.. and then up that
avenue to the Circle. Casey, by this time, was
moving, he says, at tho top speed of his
Brunn, k^iuc ;;rour.d the Columbus statue,
sla> kened speed, intentionally. Ccisey says, so
that the roundsman would bump into him.
That i.-- what happened.
Casey crashed Into tha rear of the machine;
The force of the collision throw him over tbe
handle bars against the back of the machine.
Hf* landed In the roadway unconscious.
Then Brunn whirled around the north side
of the statue and sped down Broadway. At
Flfty-efghth-st. Bicycle Patrolmen Kerrigan.
nnd Geiderman sighted the machine *nd called
to 1 1." chauffeur to sfo;>. He paid no attention
to them. They gave chase.
At P*fty-thlrd-st. and Broadway the machine
struck .i horse attached to ■ <•:*!< goii'K
Th<- '''':'••; was such that the horse was rolled
over I" th« 1> ft of the automobile. The latter
did noi swerve from its cQuree. The two bi
cycle policemen, who did not have motor cycles,
kept on. They blew th-ir whistles ami shouted
for every one to If! them have a ilear road.
Tfceir warning waa obeyed.
At Forty-seventhVst. the machine went west
Into F*Jfth-ove. The policemen were left hope
lessly behind.
At Thirt>-fourth-Bi Patrolmen Kerrigan and
Oeidermun were told that the. machine had gone
to the garage at No. 1 \Wst Thlrty-fourth-st.
They say th'-y recognized a machine on the
floor as th<- ono they were after. They asked
for the chauffeur. Just then Casey, who had
been revived by an ambulance surgeon, came
Into the garage. He too, had traced the ma
chine downtown. His auto-cycle had not been
Casey weni to the second floor and called for
the chauffeur, whose name had been learned
below. Brunn. Casey says, came to the door,
and, when be saw the uniform of tho policeman,
vaulted over the hnnisier, lumping to the floor
J»elow. He landed ftlroost on Kerrigan's back.
Kerrigan grappled with htaa, and in a few sec
onds Casey ttlsn was In the struggle. Brunn,
the policemen say. fought hard. They say he
seemed < iz.'.i. After b few minute*' sharp"
fight the policemen threw him to the floor n:sd
sat on hint:
"jAnto" They Arc In Overturned by
Car — Three Persons Hurt.
An automobile owned by th« New-York Trans
portation Company, occupied by Miss Kdna
Qoodricli and Miss Nellie Steven?, i tresses, of
No. 212 Wesl Forty-fifth-st., and operated by
Thomas Blonn, was overturned yesterday in
Slxth-ave. near Twenty-thiri-st. by a SLxth
rvp. car. The chauffeur and the actresses were
Slightly Injured. All were taken in ambulances
to the Nev.--Y<>rk Hospital.
Th* autonio.Wle had " rllt m" ahead of the c«r.
Tts motorrnan was handicapped by a crow on
the front platform ami could not set the brakes
with enoush force to pr»veul the car from,
ra? hiii« into the automobile* and Jamming it
•gainst an I.' plHar. Th» atttomobiH fell ovrr.
Miss fioedrich was cut about the arm? and body
and Miss -\'-"'+ on the arms and face.. Sloan
was bruised.
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Peking Government's Attention
Called to Necessity for Neutrality.
Washington. Jan. 10.— Chinas attention has
again be?n Indirectly called by the American
government to the necessity for a faithful
maintenance of her neutrality, not only In her
personal Interest, but in the Interest of th
world's peace. Secretary Hay. on the receipt
of the full text of Count Lamsdorff's note ex
pressing Russia's belief that China's neutrality
had been repeatedly violated. to-day prepared
instructions for the American Chard d*ACairca
at Peking, directing him to make inquiry of
the Chinese government regarding the situa
It is specifically declared that this action can
not in any way be construed as Indicating tnat
this government assumes respeosibßit] for the
charges made by Kussi.i Indeed, this govern
ment has received no toforssaltoa through Its
legation at Peking or through the various Amer
ican consulates in China that the Chinese are
violating the rules of neutrals. Nevertheless,
in view of Russia's expressed anxiety over the
situation in China which her investigation dis
closes, the American government is ready to
do hat. it can to save China and the other
neutral powers from the far reaching compli
cations which it is feared would follow an ■«x
tension of the zone of hostilities to Chinese ter
ritory. This is the second time Secretary Hay.
in a friendly spirit, has urged on China the
advantages which a strict observance of reu
trality holds not only for her people, but the
remainder of the world.
China Is the one subject of conversation in
diplomatic circles. At the State Department
to-day Sir Mortimer Durand. Ike British Am
bassador, was among the earliest callers. H»
had a long conversation with Mr. I.oomis. who
is Acting Secretary of State while Mr. Hay is
confined to his house by a old. Shortly after
Sir Mortimer left the department Baron
Bussche, the German Charge d'Affalres. saw
Mr. I.oomia for a few minut«>g on the same
subject. As the representative of the govern
ment from which the suggestion that tha
Ameiican government invite the powers concur
rently to urge on Kussia and Japan the re
cpecting of Chinese neutrality emanated, his
visit was naturally of significance. Later in.
the day the Japanese Minister came. He
brought no communication from his govern
ment, although he was enabled to say positive
ly that Japan desired sincerely to adhere to
her agreement regarding China's neutrality.
Sir Chentung Liang Cheng, the Chinese Min
ister, called on Secretary Hay at his horn».
Although suffering from a cold, the Secretary
is keeping in close touch with the situation,
and this government has not abandoned the
hope that China may yet be saved from an ex
tension of ho?ti'i*ti»>« across the borders of Man
The loner heralded Russian note reached Sec
retary Hay from tn>» Russian Embassy to-day.
It was in French, and its snhsjtsWM " '&» given
to the Secretary several days ago by Count
Cassini. the Russian Ambassador, in a .-an at
the State Department. The text >>f th" n<ne i^
regarded as confidenti.-'.l. and fWT this reason
the 9tate Department has not made ir public.
The Associated Press has obtained an approved
synopsis of the document which, without pur
porting to give the language, presents in ac
curate sequence the subjects to which Count
Lqmsdorrf r p *ers.
The Russian Ambaßadors to the powers are
invited by Court I>amsdorff in the circular note
to call to the attention of th^ Ministers for
Foreign Affairs of the governments to which
they are accredited the fact that at the l-*»gln
ning of the war the imperial government, for
humanitarian reason?, agreed to the proposal
of the Washington Cabinet regarding the lo
calization of military operations and the recog
nition of th» neutrality of Chinese territory,
and announced its decision to the powers last
That Russia, however, distinctly specified as
a condition precedent to her agreement a
strict observance on th-? part of China of th*»
duties of a neutral, and also a loyal attitude on
the part of Japan toward the spirit, the pur
pose and the intent of the Washington Cablnet'3
proposal, as expressed In the circular rote which
Secretary Hay addressed te the powers last
That the experience of the last eleven months
has made It evident that China either is unable
or does not wish to adhere to her given pledges:
thai without going further back than the Rye
shitelni incident at Che-Foo, it would be easy to
ptate many cases In which the rules of neu
trality have been violated by China to the ad
vantage and profit of Japan: that U has been
established many times thai certain bodies oi
Chinese mounted bandits have operated in
neutral territory and that they ban been com
manded by Japanese officers; also that whole
detachments ol these bandits have been en
rolled in the Japanese army and are receiving
a regular remuneration from the government
.-it Toklo in payment of their servieca, and that
Japanese instructors have' been admitted all
aio;:^ to the Chinese military service and ac
company the Chines* troops stationed on the
northern border of the Province of Chl-L.i. pro
reesedly for the purpose of maintaining neu
That It has been ascertained after careful
Inquiry that since the outbreak of the war
the Japanese have used the islands of Madao .-s
a base for their naval operations.
That many importations bav< been :nad« by
ihe Japanese Into Dalny without interference
of contraband of ,-var shipped from Che-Foo
and otbei ports on the Chinese coast; also that
the government factories at Hanyan furnished
iron ore to the Japanese for the use of the ••
That to all the representiitlons und protesta
ttona of the imperial government to :lu- Peking
government regarding tl.e^e incidents the
Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs gave ragu«
promises and < vasi . • answers; that the reports
recently received indicate hai the Chinese gov
ernment, nol content with violations of neutral
ity of this kind, flagrant as they an. is nov.-
riously preparing to t:ik>- active part In tbe
military operations; that an agitation aajainst
all th" whites without exception hss taken hc.U
on th. people and b being constantly stimu
lati '..
That the in-.per'.a! government nnds it Impossi
ble not to call Ihe attention <'f the powern •>> the
above mentioned facts, \vhi< h piove clearly tVtat
its efforts to assure th.- neutrality of China have
failed, sole! because of the character ol tti acts
of the Japanese and their Intinotdatii pressure
on tbe government at Peking, and that In .■ ise
the actual situation in China to which atten
tion is now earnestly invited shall continue',
Russia in consequence will find her??lf obliged to
. ..us r •[)•• neutrality of China from Ibt point
„ r ■.■•■.< of Russian Interests,
In i»onv»r»ati< to-night Mr. Takabira, the
.1 1; ■.■*•■ Minister, r nin <5«».»l;ir*>«l that Japaa
desired and Intended. If possible, to i.ihere
strictly to h«?r agreement to resawri China's neu- j
trallty". "Put." h+ added. "If th*» Russian x^ii j
e'->il« Invlt* them ro Mongolia o. lr commanders,
under the cirrnmstaiiees, couM bar<ny be --\ I
pected to refuse tit* invitation."
Pennsylvania Railroad P»r*ena'ly Conducted
Tours. Januirv 31. Februrrv l« * n <| 3. PvOund
trtp r»»» 159 from Sew Yor> Tor d«tr»lls consult
ticket agents, or C. 3'u.14». E. P. a . 243 Fifth \
Avenue. Yew York Ctty.-AdvL .
McAdoo Transfers a Captain — P©»
lice MaJ^Tzco Raids.
District Attorney Jrrome d«vl,-\rrd Tester
dux that he had closed all the Urge gambling
houses in town and that they wosiM remain
closed for the rest of his term of otHcr.
Gambling implements from the honsci of
Frank Farrell. "Davey" Johnson and "Sol"*
Lichtcnstein were turned over to Ihe District
Attorney for destruction.
Police Commissioner McAdoo yesterday
transferred Captain O'Connor from the sta
tion in Mercer-st.. because he had failed to
close poolrooms. Later Inspector Titus and
Captain O'Connor made a raid on a poolroom
in Macdougal-st.. said to be the last one in
the precinct.
A raid was made in the afternoon br Teir»
! derloin detectives on a supposed racing infor
mation bureau connected with several pool*
police visit to "Pete" De Lacr's placsj
in Park Row showed th«t it was empty.
A committee from the West F.rtd Associa
tion went to Police Headquarters and de
manded better police protection from Cinr*
tnissioner McAdoo.
Gamblers, Among Them FarreU,
Consent to Seizure of Implements.
District Attorney Jerome late yesterday after*
noon declared that all the large gambling houses' )
in the city were closed and would be. kept closed
during the remainder o? his term of office. H»
had talked with all the big gamblers or tlxel?
representatives, he. said, and they had given
permission for visits of his detectives to then* '
gambling houses and th» seizure and destruc*
lion of all their paraphernalia.
Frank Farrell did not go near Mr. JiTome) \
yesterday, but sent his counsel. Daniel O'Reilly, ■-
with an agreement to turn over all his gamblinsj f ;
Implements for destruction. Farrell was shl-1 f
to be out of town, but ready to make a per* |j
BSSmI confession to Jerome later. His formal • I
agreement related to both the gambling para-fl
phernalia seized in the raid at No. 33 Wesa };\
Thirty-third-st.. in December. 1002. and re- '€
maining in th* possession of the property cleric fj
at Police Headquarters since, and the gambling y_
outfit now In rhe house. No 5t West Thirty-.. i
third-st.. which \\\\\ N» turned over to th« '■■■
District Attorney to-rrorrow.
"I'tl have all th<» gambling stuff from Far- I
rell's places and from th<* other big b'->n«e» I
gathered ToererheT- in noiri" e«>i veniem r*!ac for f
destruction on* of the*, .lfir«. ' Mr Jerorm* <nid. f;
"and trier"* WiU h» a grand smashing ,md burn- I
mar. Some of th» roulett* irh»»!s are hard tn |
break up. and much of the stuff win have to b« I
destroyed in a furnace."
Mr. Jerome was a*ked \hr>.jr r ep.->rt= that th<» g
gamblers were sending their most costly im
rlements away and turning over to htm only
the cheaper kind, and be said he was not to b>»
fooled that way, as h>» in'^nde-i to rrare all th»
gambliiis: stuff at earl house.
"Davy" Johnson, who has b»»n regarded by-
Mr. Jerome as the biggest gambler In town n»*t
to Canfield. matle a confession at th» T>istriet •
Attorney's ofn-e. bshisj the first of his kind to> |
answer the call yesterday. He gave Informa
tion that his jrambllnsr outfit had been removed
from his house in "West Forty-third-nt. to a.
storage house uptown. He gave consent lej
have the implements taken out of storage for
destruction. Johnson said he had been, run-*
nins? his gambling house nine years.
Frank McDougal. manager of "Sol" Lichten-*.
stein's gambling 1 house in "West Thirty-second^
sr.. followed Johnson into the Jerome swoatbo*
and owned up to running a. gambling place tot? \
sixteen years. He told where the gambling; out-*' I
fit could be found, ar.d in the afternoon a patroj ;
wagon carried the stuff to the Criminal Courts! *
Building. It waa stored in the office of Mr,'
Jerome's chief clerk, on the fifth floor, tempo*
rarily. Mr. Jerome was of the opinion that th»
gambling house in Thlrty-second-st. had nof^
been carried on the police list of suspeote-lj
places for years, but investigation showed th»%
it had been reported by the Tenderloin policsj |
regularly as a suspicious place. . -, I
Police Captain O'Connor before he was trans-*
f erred. yesterday went down from Mercer-st. t<%
give some Information to the District Attorney,;
He would not talk about his visit. ;
Mr. Jerome will he in Albany to-day. As fc9 (
was leavmsj his office last evening h« was aske<V
if he had stopped gambling in the larger house*
in the city.
"I guess so." he replied. "I think I hav^
closed the larger place? at least. I have close <a
Canfield's. Johnson's, Licbtensteln's old plage,'
Frank Farrell's and Ludlum's. and their stufiß
has beea confiscated."
Mr. Jerome then named the gamblers fn th*
order of their prominence, as he considers them.
First in his opinion came "Davy" Johnson, next
Daly. Liohtenstein and Frank Farrell. Brlngin«c
nt> the second division were "I.ou" Ludlum.
Betts and "Honest John* Kelly, with some moTfli
of the smaller fry. Th» District Attorney was
asked again as to whether the houses won I
remain closed, ar.d h* said confidently:
"The botssSS that I have been after will not I
do any business while I am In nAre, and that I
will be for the r.ext eleven months at least.
One of the penalties on the gamblers, beside*
the loss of their stuff. 13 that I may send a I
man to eaamme their houses at any time durin?
the day or night. Whether they will rontmua
their leases or not. is s<<inethin< with which C
have no concern whatever.**
Second Deputy Police Commissioner I.indsley |
called at the District Attorney's off 1 In th« £
afternoon, seeking to see Mr. Jerorre. He Ui'i 1
not see him. but talked with several of his as- f
slstants. Mr. Jerome, would rot discus-* th ■ call |
later In the day.
Inspector McLnnghUn and Captain
Cottrell Raid Information Bureau.
DeteetlYM acting under the order* of Inspector 1
William \V. McUai!sht!t> and Captain Cottrell, of
the Tenderloin, tr.ade a raid y»st»rrtay ;t f ternona
nn an al!»wtl racing Information bureau In WK : .
TMrty-fim-!»t. The plate formerty wa* i pool
ro-->m. but tse polio* recently .received Information
that U «-:».•» MJPDlyins: racbia new* tt» m dozen
other poolrooms In the Ten«I»r!»ln by tei^vh" l "- -
T> • officers wat*e<t hit<» tfi» p!.ic« without trouble
and lonntl four rr>»n «ittinc at telephones In • rear
rrxim. The four telephones w*re all on on* tV.-l-N
Kn*tene<l •• the waits >f the rvni w^r* oih*r t-*l<»«
phon»s. On th» tahl^ w*r»^ racirsc ehar»* and <»th*r
papers. wh'd> th*» rolice seized They als<» trr^steti
th« four rr.*n. Whi!<» in- j>r!son»r* made no art» •
The He* ?prlrg» ef Arfc-in***. will mri rh»ti
mattam. com. bi<>«>«v !»•<»>. st"iru»ch a~?l tiv«r ■
trouble, md many rth»r« 1*» ho^»!? tor a!? ♦*• 1
s*». Write B\ir»vi of InfTin.tM»»n. Hot I?priDJJW
Ark., for convpi'te in: rmAtion.- A3v-«

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