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to th? office of chairm:-- CMnty < omtaittM of the Hon Ghe ee%a ere} ImHmc M In every ?av qtu ?v ?-upv that position and would have tiie confidence and support fit .1! the voters of this district. 7* tCH OUT FOR VOTES. 0 I'P ft M I'udersiaading, but No Deal. Sar/.s Benact. Congressman William S. Beimet says that there is an understanding between his two col? leagues. Messrs. Olct-tt and Parsons, with refer? ence to the j resideiv-y of tbe county committee. Mr. Kennet was very frank yesterday when asked about 't. " Mr. Parson..'? announcement with reference ; to his candidacy for the presidency of the county committee." said Mr. Bennet. "was j written in the office of Congressman Olcott. who also in a candidate, and 1 was there when it was drawn op. There is a perfect understand? ing between Mr. Pa-sons. Mr. Olcott and myself on this matter. Both Mr. Olcott and Mr. Par? sons are an-?-Halpin. 1 am for Olcott." < v.ngrespn.a? Rennet did not wish to convey the Impression iba there was a deal of any i eon between Messrs. Olcott and Parsons to de Itver votes one way or tne other. He said that th?"re was a frank understanding that each was , to get all the votes he could. Congressman Parsons could tiot be found, but some of his friends didn't quite like the use of the word "l?iderstanding." They said that it wjas simply -lie ?ase of two friends being can? didates for the same office, and each being will- j ing loyally to abide by the decision of the voters ?in this case of the county committeernen. WIGGINS IAKES PASSONS. Glad Such a Man Aspires to County Committee Chairmanship. Albany. Nov. 23.- Referring to published reports j of the candidacy of Herbert E. Parsons for the ? chairmanship of the New-York County Republican '? Committee. Governor Higgirs this afternoon said: "While 1 do not feel called upon to interfere In the k><-al concerns of the New-York County Repub- ', llcans. believing them entirely capable of manag- ; lng their own affairs, it gives me great satisfaction to know that a man of Mr. Parsons'? standing, character and capacity is willing to permit his ? name to be used In connection with ihe chairman- ; gall? of that committee." 'TVhen Mr. Halpin. now chairman of that com- \ mittee. called upon you yesterday, did he tell you that he wa? willing to withdraw in the interest of harmonV'" the Governor was asked. "No," he replied. "Mr. Halpin did not say that. As to what be did say. 1 must refer you to him." "Was Mr. Paismi. s name mentioned in your ?conversation with President Roosevelt ?" *"l gave out In Washington a statement which, as | I then said, was all 1 ?as authorised to say about I that interview. ' Lieutenant Governor Bruce, whom some gosaip ! has connected with the Republican chairmanship, j was in the city to-day :o attend meetings of the ? Canal and Land boards. He called upon Governor j Hlggins this afternoon, but both declared that the visit was no. of .-. political character. Senator John : Raines, of Ontario, president pro tern, of the Sen ate; John F. O'Brien. Secretary of State; Adjutant : General Henry? Assemblyman Fish, of Madison. : an?: Deputy Excise Commissioners Clements, of A Iban-., and Mealy, of New-York, were among the j other visitors. The Governor said, however, that i none of the visits were of special political im? port an?-e "These last ?wo day?." he said to-night, "have be?-- busier for me than any two days in the last ?easton of the legislature." Th. ?Governor left to-night for Cambridge Springs. I'enn.. and will not return here before next Tues- ! day. MAYOR MAY'HOLD OVER." Tammany Will Fight Recount and Ash- Order Amended. Justice Amend, ha the Supreme Court yesterday, postponed until this morning the argument on Jus? tice ?i'ejrerirh's order to show cause why the bal? lot boxes in tive election districts should not be opened for a recount Of the votes. The delay -was granted at the request of ex-Judge Alton B. Par? ker of Mayo? McCleUan'a counsel, who wanted more time to prepare an argument. It is expected that the Tammany lawyers will make a vigorous fight against an order for a re? count and that ".hey will also seek to have Justice Amen . amend the ??rder he granted last week for an examination "f the "void" and "protested" ballots It has been discovered that counsel for William I?. 1 barst had inserted in Justice Amend'? order a provision which will act as a stay to pre the boards of county ?-anvassers In the city from granting ? certificate of election to Mayor M<"< leilan on th?- face of the returns. The official canvass of votes may not be com? pleted Por several mouths if the courts order the ballot boxes opened in many districts for a recount. In that case the stay granted by Justi.-e Amend would prevent the isuing of a certificate of election to the Mayor until long after the beginning of the year. Counsel for Mr. Hearst sav that Mayor Mc < "lelian will be ?. "'hold over" Mayor until the re? count decide? whether he or Mr. Hearst has been elected. Attorney General Mayer said last even? ing that he though the lawyers were right, and that Mayor McClellan. Controller Grout and Presi ? dent Co-iies of the Board of Aldermen would have to "hold ov?r" until the contest ended. Some of the Tammany politicians who heard of the stay were inclined to believe that a certificate i could be granted to Patrick F. McGowan as Presi? dent of the Board of Aldermen and that he could be acting May..r while the contest between Mayor McClellan and Mr. Hearst went on. The law. how? ever, provides that when an election contest ex . tends beyond the end of the term of an official In? terested En tbe contest lie shall hold over until the contest is decided. Controller Grout baa told his friends that he will leave the office of Controller on January 1. whether the contes: over the election is settled by that time or not Tammany lawyers say that as a "hold over " Mayor McClellan would not be able to m..k?- changes In the heads of departments. Ar? thur C. Butts. Assistant ?'orporation Counsel, said yesterday that the slay granted by Justice Amend Would work Injustice. "When an emergency he said, "we shall move to amend it." _-# TAMMANY COURT AT MOUNT CLEMENS. Murphy and Patrick Keenan First to Leave Here for Michigan Colony. ?hurles F Murphy and Km. Murphy and City Chamberlain Patrick Keenan left the city yester? day afternoea for Mount Clemens. Mich., for a two weeks' stay. Mr. Murphy said that If he should be needed for anything he oould be reached by wire, and could be In New-York within thirty-six hours. He said be did not know* of anything "that would interrupt his vacation. The Tribune Uptown Office ?s now located at 1*364 Broadway Between 36th ar\d 3?th Sis. VALID VOTES MADE VOID. SO HEARST COUNSEL SAY. Ballots Marked After They Were Cast. I? ihe Charge. A warm dispute occurred between opposing counsel before Justice Gtegerich yesterday over thirteen ballots which had been reject?ed as void by the election inspectors of the 6th elec? tion district of the 4th Assembly District. The ballots had been examined Tuesday morning and returned to the County Clerk, but Mr. Baldwin, of counsel for Mr. Hearst, brought them into court again yesterday, declaring it was plain they had been marked by persons other than the voters for the purpose of hav? ing them declared void. He called attention to the fact that all the ballots were votes for Mr. Hearst. He said It might be necessary to carry on criminal proceedings against the per? sons who marked the ballots in order to have them thrown out. Mr. Cloonan. of Mayor McClellan's counsel, protested against a re-examlnation of the bal? lots, saying Mr. Baldwin had no right to re examine them. Mr. Cloonan also said that Mr. Baldwin had no right to have the ballots in his possession, since he had failed to make a proper application for them. The ballots were sent back to the County Clerk. The committee of aldermen engaged In the task of comparing election returns with the tally sheets examined the papers In all the election districts of the 19th. 20th and 21st Assembly Districts yesterdav. They found man) discrep? ancies on which counsel for Mr. Hearst made protests, and the protests will be used in appli? cations for opening the ballot boxes in more than half of the election districts. In the comparisons yesterday Mr. Hearst did not gain much advantage, in the ?19th Ejection District of the Iilst Assembly District the re? turn give no votes for Mr. Hearst, while the tally sheet showed he had received forty-six votes in the district. The error in the return was in placing the vote for Mr. Hearst in the wrong column. On application of Charles H. Hyde, represent? ing the Hearst interests in Brooklyn. Justice Dickey in th? Supreme Court, that borough, yesterday afternoon granted an order requiring the chairman of the Board of Canvassers of Kings County to produce in court at 10 o'clock this morning all the void and protested ballots cast in Brooklyn in the recent election, or to show cause why a peremptory writ should not issue commanding them to do so. The order was not opposed by the McClellan lawyers, who are perfectly willing to have the void and protested ballo.s inspected by the court. ? - MURPHY MAN RESIGNS. Other Employes in Park Depart? ment May Go. John Flood, who was private stenographer to the late Park Commissioner. John T. Pallas, at a sal? ary of $1,500 a year, resigned yesterday, at the request of Park Commissioner Parsons. Flood was one of Murphy's personal appointments in th? Hark Pe?p&rtment. but since Mr. Parsons became head of the department, he has found no work for Flood to do and therefore asked him to resign. It aas stated on good authority in the park De? partment yesterday that several other employes whom Mr. Parsons desires to oust have failed to ' comply with his requests to resign, and are exert ! ing political influence to have the commissioner ! "change his mind." M'CALL SAYS HE MADE NO DEAL. Does Not Want To Be Chairman of Finance Committee of Aldermen. ?Alderman John T. McCall. chairman of the finance committee of the board, denied yesterday that he had gone into a deal with Alderman Billy Wenlz. of Brooklyn, aiming at his netention of the chairmanship of the committee. "I have not ?spoken ten words to Mr. Wentz since election." said Mr. McCall yesterday, "and I am not in any deal with any one with reference to the finance committee. The Democrats apparently have lost their majority in the Board of Aldermen, and. that being the case. I don't want to be ??hair man of the finance committee." THINK "FLOATERS" IN KELLY FIGHT. Man, Arrested on Suspicion. Had Marked Ballot in His Pocket. Seven men and two women were arrested L>y the police of the Mercer-st. station, yesterday, on sus \ picion of being concerned in the murder of a man. i supposed to be \V. F. Harrington, in Paul Kelly's establishment. "Little Naples." Xo. r.T Great Jones : st., late Wednesday night. As told in yesterday's ! Tribune. Harrington's body was found near the ? washroom, and every sign of h wild night was ' there. Paul Kelly, owner of the place and leader of the gang, is still m>ssing. ..11 the prisoners were ar? raigned in Jefferson Market court and held for ex? amination to-morrow. The police believe thai th? shooting may have been tiie outgrowth of ?dissatis? faction growing out or ihe recent election because members of the gang did not get all the rewards coming to them. On one of the prisoners was found a sample ballot, with a mark in the Demo? cratic column. SPANISH WAR VETERANS' BANQUET. The New-York ?"ommatidcry of t lie Naval and Military Order of the Spanish American War held its annual banquet last night in one of the small dining rooms of the Hotel .?\stor. ??Vbout sixty mem? bers of the commandery with their guests at? tended. Colonel X. B. Thorsten, ex-Deputy PoHce Com? missioner, was the toast master. At the table sat also General J. W. Clous. U. S. A., retired, presl , dent of the New-York < "omrnanderj ; General Eugene Griffin, commander of the 1st United States Volunteer En?gineers, who responded to the toast i of "Porto Rico"; Mapor George F. Shields, who told : of his experiences in the Philippines; Captain Whit ? man, who gave reminiscences of < 'uba ; Commander , Ira Harris, who reminded the grizzled veterans of j the navy's part in the war, and G-meral Clous, who ! represented the army. Among others present were Major T.. L. Seaman Major Richarde. lieutenant Colonel Hotchkiss Major Prank Keck. Captain A. R. Towne nnd Major Jarrett, of the 231 Regiment, of Brooklyn PLAN TO FIGHT "BILLBOARD TRUST." The Theatrical Managers' ?association of this city yesterday formed a company, called the Bill Post? iers and ?advertisers' Association, subscribing to the stock themselves, for the purpose of doing a gen? eral advertising and bill posting business. The bill posting for the theatres is now done by a company : which has bought out all competitors and has the ? field to itself. The managers feel that they are : paying too much for their bill posting, and' they l now purpose to light this company, not onlv doirg i their own bill posting, but that of all others who ' wish to advertise on their loards. rather- than on : thos"9 of the present "Billboard Trust." Th? association also voted to bold it? annual din? ner early In February, and listened to letters from I Sir Charles Wyndham and the family of Sir Henry Irving, thanking them for the flowers thev sent to What would you do In case of an emergency ? such as sudden illness, burglars, fire ? Have you a Telephone ? It is the quickest and best aid in emergencies. AffTW rOSH TCIFPHOMC CO. in Omy Street. WOMAN ACCUSES HAFFEN "BLACKMAIL.*1 HIS REPLY Mrs. Montague Says She Was Asked to Put Husband in Asyhnn. Mrs. Kliza Montague, the wife of William Montague, of Williamsbridge. The Bronx, in a sworn statt ment, says that Peter Gilling**. sr., a contractor, of East _19th-st., Wllliamsbridge, proposed to her that she have her husband placed in an insane asylum to prevent his being calle?! on to repeat certain statements made in an affidavit sworn to by him that second-hand paving material had been gathered in Manhat? tan and used on Jobs In The Bronx, and then charged to the city as new material. Mrs. Montague. In her declaration, swears that she was assured if she would consent to have her husband declared Insane, her living ex? penses would be furnished by Borough President Haffen of The Bronx. Mrs. Montague is authority for the statement that Gillings first tried to have her husband rescind the allegations contained in his affidavit. When Montague refused to do this, she says Gillings approached her. The affidavit of Montague, which was pub? lished in a Bronx paper, on August 2"? last, is as follows: This is to certify that 1, William Montague, do make oath that the following statements are t.'we: Hundreds of fee? ?f flagstones have been removed from streets in Manhattan and delivered on jobs in The Bi< ox. where they are sold to the city as first .lass stone. The particular cases which I cHii positively swear to are as follows: Removed from Oflth-St., between 7th and Sin aves., and delivered to the Grand Boulevard and Concourse, about 390 feet. Removed from l-Sih-s?.. near Broadway, and de !iv>*red t?> Burn side ave . near I78th-st.. about 63 feet. Removed from l?oth-st.. between 7th and 8th h ves., and delivered to Clay-ave.? between 166th and 17'.th :?1?.. about t_) feet. Removed from l?Oth-st, between 7th ?ujd 8th aves., and delivered to Jennings-st.. near Minford Place, about 7". feet. Removed from HKKh-st. and Broadway, and de? livered to Clay-ave., between 165th and 170th sts., abotH 86 feet ' WILLIAM MONTAGUE.' P. S. GARDNER, Notary Public, New-York Co. The affidavit mfule by Mrs. Montague is as follows: New-York, Nov. 17, liw?. To Whom it Mav Concern: This is to certify that I. Mrs. Eliza Montague. wife of William Montague, do make oath that Pet?. Gillings sr., the former employer or my , husband, did come to me and propose that I take I steps to have mv husband placed in an insane asy I lum, and as an inducement promised that Borough ! President Haffen would pay all my living expenses^ I To the best of mv belief and by conversation I was still further convinced that his proposition was i a part of :i plan to prevent my husband from tes ; tifving to the effect that second hand paving raa ! ter'ial had been used on contract work In The ' Rronx. ELIZA MONTAGLE. Sworn to before me this 17th day of November. tM6 MATTHEW ANDERSON. Notary Public. New-York County. Over the telephone last night, when asked about the Montague affidavits. President Haffen j of The Bronx said: It is a case of blackmail, pure and simple When r heard of this man Montague's statement I at once called on the inspectors and clerks to ? get the facts. T have in my possession affidavits from the contractors declaring that Montagues statements are false. I have a communication from Montague asking me to see him. I have ' refused to do so. If the Montague woman has ! any facts let her come forward with them, and ' if "such things as she charges have occurred I will place the guilty persons where they belong. : But I repeat. I believe that this is a blackmail ' scheme, pure and simple, and I believe that this woman (Mrs. Montague) is a party to it. I do not know this man Gillings. I believe that he deals in second hand paving. Suppose the material, as charged in Montague's affidavit, was : not new. It's all right, just so long as It answers the contract specifications. It makes no difference how the stone came, or | where it came from. _? long as it complies with the contract. I am convinced that this is nothing more than an attempt to blackmail, and that the charge is absolutely false. With Montague's letter in mv possession I can make it hard for him. There is a gang of contemptible loafers up ! here making all sorts of wild statements about my administration. They can't drive me from the right path. I am to office to give the people an honest administration, and no amount of annovance from persons who want a dishon? est regime will-divert me from my purpose. When Peter Gillings, sr.. was seen last night he said: The two Montagues are the biggest "fakes" in the land. 1 am tired of the whole matter. I wish to be excused. I did have a talk with Mrs. Mon? tagu? about her husband, and when she asked me if I did not think he was insane. 1 said yes. She said she was ready to do anything to get rid of him She then said something about not being able to live. She also intimated that if she could get a permit she would not being unwilling to have her husband's insanity looked into to." I have lost monev in this matter. The paving i stone which I delivered according to my contract, i was refused, and I was compelled to sell the stone i up there. The stone was good. This matter has | done Haffen harm_ NEW-YORKER A SUICIDE. Engineer Thinks Man Who Killed Himself His Friend. I By Telegraph to Th?* Tribun?, i Kl Paso, Tex.. Nov. 33.?John C. Emmett. a min? ing engineer from New-York, has been investigat? ing the suicide of a man here about a year ago. who. he believes, was John M. Eldridge. of Brook? lyn, formerly in the New-York Street ?"leaning De? partment. The man who committed suicide was never identified. He wore full dress and left noth? ing in his pockets to Identify him. He ended his Ufe by discharging a Stick of dynamite in his mouth, blowing his head off. Mr. Emmett says Eldredge was jilted by his Jer sev City sweetheart and left New-York, presuma hlv for Mexico, shortly before the suicide here, and that he wrote home that he Intended to kill himself and would obliterate all traces of his Identity. Emmett traced him to New-Mexico, out there lost track of him. The suicide came here from New-Mexico. DR. R. R. BOOTH DEAD. Presbyterian Clergyman Expires at Home in This City. The Rev. Pr. Robert Russell Booth., formerly I pastor of the Rutgers Riverside Presbyterian Church, died at his home. No. _77 West End-ave., yesterday. He was horn in this city on May 16. ; 1S30, the son of William A. and Alida Russell Booth. His earlier education was received at New-York University and Williams College, from I the latter of which he was graduated in 1849 with ; the degree of A. M. Having decided on a tlir-ologi.-al career he studied . at Auburn Theological Seminary, and later at the University of Halle, Germany. In 1864, the hon j orary degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred j upon him by New-York University, and. in 1895, I_afayette College gave him the degree of I-L_D. Dr. Booth was ordained to the ministry In 1853. and his first charge was at Troy, N. T., where he , remained seven years He was then (ailed to Stamford. Conn., where he was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church for a short time. From 1861 to 1870. Dr. Booth filled the pulpit of the University Place Church of this city. His next pastorate was at the Rutgers Riv? erside < 1-ureh. where he was pastor until 1883 taince that time he has been pastor emeritus Always prominent in the general assemblies of the Presbyterian Church. Dr. Booth" wa? elected Moderator of the General Assemblv on the first ballot at Pittsburg in 1895. At the general assem? bly in this city, three years ago. Dr. Booth vigor? ously opposed the revision of the Westminster ?reed. but. after certain changes had been made iie finally yielded. Dr. Booth was always an active worker, not ?inly in his own church ami Presbytery biit In educational work as well. He was a trustee of Williams College for nearly thirty years, and a director of Union Seminary for a long time re? signing only because of the dissension h?-tween that institution and the General Assembly. He was the chairman of the executive committee of the Evangelical Alliance and a trustee of the Chriw tlan College of China in Canton. He was a di? rector of the Princeton Theological Seminary for many years and a member of the P'-eshvter'an Board of Foreign Missions. Among his literary works are n large number of magazine articles, and several hooks, including "The Place of Missions in Modern Christianity'' and "The Christian Union and Denominational l/oyalty. In 1-?53 Dr. Booth nwrri??! Miss Emma Ionise Uathrop. of Auburn. N Y. Two vear. ago Dr Booth and his wife celebrated their golden weddtna He was a member of th* - -Mtturv Assocl_t_in and tbe Lnlou League and Cblonial ?luffiu ONK whiskey ir.ay seem as good as another to the man of perverted taste. John Jameson Three Star Whiskey is for those who know the difference?and must have the best. What class are you in ? FOR RUSSIAN LIBERTY. ? ??_____ Zemstvo Demands May Lead to Concessions. ?St. Petersburg. Nov. 23.?Premier Witte was In constant communication in the night and this morning with M. Guchkoff and his other lieutenants at Moscow in efforts to compromise on some of the declarations in the resolution adopted yesterday by the Zemstvo Congress. He lias no hope that the policy recommended by the congress will be completely satisfactory to the government, as the Constitutional Dem? ocrats have the bit in their teeth and will not listen even to the words of their former idol, M. Petrunkeviu h. Nevertheless, the declaration In favor of uni? versal suffrage and the transformation of the national assembly into a constituent assembly, will grow less distasteful to Count Witte in course of time. Many Liberals believe the Premier is obliged to make a show of opposition for its effect upon the Emperor and court, but it is privately known that he has been convinced for some time that the elaboration of a consti? tution containing the charter of Russian liber? ties, to which the Emperor will swear allegiance, is the safest if not the only outcome from the present situation. It would at the same time 'buttress the government against a possible at? tempt at reaction on one hand and fortify it for the fight against the revolutionary forces on the other. But he regards it as vital that the moderate conservative majority should draft the consti? tution. While ready to agree, therefore, to uni? versal suffrage, the Premier would never con? sent to direct suffrage for the ignorant peasan? try of the villages in the country. His scheme is for Indirect elections through one set of electors in the country and direct elections in the cities, being confident that this would In? sure the return of conservative representatives from the country. Practically all the other demands of thf Zemstvoists which properly come under th? executive branch of the government the Premiet probably will be willing to concede, except th( extension of amnesty to political prisoners whe committed murder or other serious crimes. Th? trial and punishment of officials and pollcf guilty of participation in the massacres wil meet with the Premier's approval. To-day h< summarily dismissed the governors of Yaroslav Estland, Perm. Tomsk, Kazan and Neidyarl and the prefect of Odessa. The extreme radical wing of the Zemstvoists who are affiliated with socialist organizations denounced the propositions of the majority t( support the government under any circumstances as being the basest treachery. The leadei of the Social Democrats informed The Asso elated Press that if the Premier agreed to uni? versal suffrage it would be a hard blow to th< revolutionary organizations and would compe them, when it was demonstrated that the sup porters of a democratic republic were in th? minority in the National Assembly, to emploj against the constitutional monarchical r?gim? the weapons which they have been using againsi the autocracy. The Zemstvo Congress has received a petitiot asking that it declare Itself in favor of th* autonomy of the ancient kingdom of Georgia No action has yet been taken, however, eithei on this or on a similar request from Poland which was sustained in a brilliant speech b> Count Verublevski. Premier Witte is being bombarded by tele grams from all parts of Poland praying foi the abolition of martial law and the grantinf of autonomy. The demand for the autonom.. of Poland has encouraged the Lithuanians t( make a similar demand. The Premier has re ceived a petition asking that autonomy bi grajited to the provinces included in the ok territorial limits of the kingdom of Lithuania which include Vilna. Grodno. Kovno, part o Courland, and a portion of Suwalki. which an now comprised in the limits of Poland, bu which the petitioners wish to be taken awa; from Poland and joined to Lithuania. DEMAND DIRECT BALLOT Zemstvo Congress Overrides Witte', Friends by Txvo-thirds Majority. Mos.-ow, Nov. 23.? By a scant majority o twenty the Zemstvo Congress to-day accept?e the first sections of the resolution drafted b" ? the executive committee declaring the solidarity of the Congress with the principles of the ?ni perial manifesto of October 30. and assuring th" government of the support of the great ma jority of zemstvos and municipalities in carry ing into effect the liberties promised by th* manifesto, but laying down as the sole mean? of guaranteeing the authority of the Doum; and restoring order in the country the electior of representatives by a general, direct, equa and secret ballot and'the formal grant to th? first Douma of the power to elaborate a con? stitution for the empire. The friends of Count Witte on the floor mad? a stout fight against the provision for a direel bailo?, the one concession which the Premiet considers it impossible to grant, but this pro? vision was carried over their heads by a two thirds majority. The resolution in its final form is substan? tially the same as cabled yesterday. The com? mittee to which it was referred for further con? sideration made numerous alterations in th? phraseology, but little change in the substance except the insertion of a demand for the im? mediate abolition of martial law in Poland as among th" measurer, deemed U> be imperative before the convocation of the Douma. The congress also inserted at the suggestion of the committee a provision subjecting all ministers, except the court ministers, to re? sponsibility to the Cabinet. M. Mulikoff ex? plained that with the Ministers of War. Navy and Foreign Affairs excepted from such respon? sibility, not only could war or peace be decided without consulting the Premier, but th Ministe! of War could declare martial law in any part of the country without consulting his colleagues The committee rejected an amendment proposed by Professor Kovalevsky for the creation of a committee of Zemstvoists to act in an advisory capacity with Count Witt?? until the meetine ol the Douma. In the debate preceding the adoption of the resolution Prince Eugene Troubetskoy proposed to substitute the words * precious acquisition o( the people ' for the phrase calling the manifesto a "precious conquest." but It was rejected. Prince Troubetskoy. Count Heyden and M. Karauloff made a final but vain effort to elimi? nate the section giving constituent functions to I he first Douma. NEW FINNISH GOVERNOR GENERAL Helsingfors. Finland. Nov. 23.-The report that Privy Councillor Nicholas N Gerhard Has been appointed Governor General of Finland is cor? re? t. Governor General Gerhard is a Senator and president of the Department of Civil and Ecclesiastical Affairs. He held a seal in the old ?-ornmitt??- of Ministers of which Count Witte was nresideut IMPORTANT SALE AT AEOLIAN HALL SPECIAL SALE OF NEW STECK PIANOS (DISCONTINUED STYLES) Every Piano rr? this sale is NEW and represents a SAVING OF $100 from its actual selling price. This is a real opportunity to secure a r><-w. nigh grade Piano at a matenai saving. Christmas Delivery Arrangements can be made to rrserre any of these pianos for holiday delivery. For many years the St?eck has held an enviable posi? tion among the hieh grade pianos of the '?rorJd. In addition to its unnsual musical qualities, it is celebrated for its great durability and thorough reli? ability of every detail of its workmanship. Over 200 Steck Pianos are in use in New York's Public School*. As heretofore, there will be no devi? ation in the prices of any of the Steck Pianos except on the discon? tinued styles, as announced above. THE AEOLIAN COMPANY. AEOLIAN HALL, ??.?2 FlftJt A--?a r ~-4th ?t., ??<.-?? York PiiUpu?ba2aa^ Children's White & Colored Coa ts irom 1 to 3 years. at greatly reduced prices. In Bedford Cord, Cashmere. Silk, Cheviot and Fine Cloths. from $3.85 to $42.50. Misses' Shirt Waists. Good Quality Embroidered Chailie. buttoned back, prettily tucked back and front, white ground with colored figure; sizes 12, 14 & 16 yrs?. Special Price $4.. 75. 60-62 West 23d Street. Vv hether you "go ?Lim? ited or **go Tourist/ be sure you * go Santa F e to llTO unny Lualitornia | C._iea<o and Kan oat City to Loa Angel??. San Diego andSan Francisco. For descriptiva KooVletj. addreaa G C Dill.rd.Ge-. EasternPaM Aft.. AT.VSF.Ry . 377 Broadway. New York Xne only transcontinental line under one management ai 1 the Way Meal service \>y Fred. Har-ey Viait Grand Canyon of Arizona Lea?e Chicago 9:00 a. m . 9:00 p. m. and 10:00 p. m. daily. Connecting trains from New York (OUNT WITTE NOT ILL. Denial of Report That He Has Had Paralytic Stroke. St Petersburg. Nov. 23? The reports pub? lished in the I?ontion newspapers to the effect that Count Witte is suffering from a stroke of paralysis or is otherwise 111 are absolutely fais?. AMERICAN PERSECUTED. - i Wife of Naturalized Citizen Among Jezvs in Odessa. 1 By Telegraph to The Tribun?. 1 Philadelphia, Nov. 23.?International compli? cations may result from the persecution of Mrs. Sophia Bell, the wit? of a naturalized Russian Jew. who with her two children were among the many residents of Odessa who suffered at the hands of the mobs that recently killed hundreds of Innocent persons in Russia. The Russian Relief Fund Committee at a meeting to-night adopted a resolution calling on the Secretary of State to protect Mrs. Bel!, who is now hiding in Odessa, and :o request the punishment of those who maltreated her in the riots. The matter was brought to the attention of the committee by a letter received to-day by Jacob Ginsburg, editor of The Jewish Kvening Post." in which Mrs. Bell tells of how she barely es? caped with her life, and how she was robbed of all her money The letter was forwarded t<> Mr Ginsburg by Dr. Victor Bell, of No. .M? Madl son-ave.. New-York. Mrs. Bells brother-in-law. Mr?. Bell, who was a resident of New-York City fur eighteen years, last year went to Odessa to visit relatives. / Hygeia Water?The best form of Health Insurance. Hygeia Distilled W ater Co., Maker? of L^stiilisd W?ter. Artificial Mineral Wat?? In "jyphonn. Club S.xJa, ?Winter Al*. Sam pari 1 la Telephon-, 101 Chelae? -34?-8S9 W HI New lock. I EDWARD DUDLEY SUK? Wife of Philadelphia Lawyer Says He Sent Her Abroad. IBv Te'ewraph to The Tr bun? . Philadelphia. Nov. ?-Edward Dudley, lawy* and capitalist, well known here and in New -?"T has been sued for divorce by h;s wife. Mrs. ???__ Dudlev. who allege* infidelity and cruel if?*tro?? Mr??. Dudley alleys that her ^?1b*'';* .1*, her to Europe lai-t spring, and then ?tearM ?,-. handsome home, at No. 1.7? _-ocu,,-"t;wi? ?wat of all its costly furnishings and ?torea the m aw? She says she received a cable -li;?*tc_w??V friend, and hastened hack to Amer ?? ?^JB husbar.d ottered to pay her 16.000 V*. offer a**? tenince. but she refused to accept his offer. ? decided to brin* the suit. . -?_ mor? Mrs. Dudley says her huaoand s ^coto* x* ??? than $30.000 a year, that he bakes Urge r^ mies from jrambllns and that *?*?"2t_3_ than SS0O.0OO. ?Mr. Dudlev is fifty >?*? ?'d; ,?"?,,_ son of the late Thomas ft. Dudley, .^?''jsp t,. Liverpool in Lincolns time. He ha? a ?*? o*~ and a .nagnlflcent estate in the ?'_?'* ?L(fi? den. called The ??range, but he i? aeVteea city Always Remember t,he Full Nam* ? tr.aaa-ttve ftromo Quiiirae j* MLjb Core? ?Co!? inOneDay. Griffai 2 Dayi ****** S^aCS/T ob tr^atry ?o*. *M?