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. OL. LXV.-NO. 157. - NEW YORK, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTS. 1 QUIGG PRESIDENT AGAIN. tkeble opposition develops in , the county committee. t v ' Beree tlldn't Want to Organise at All-Camp- bell oinlnated Hot re and Pitched lnln 'j uls Tliey Alone oted !n Committee Ap pointed In Join In the Harmsny Conference. fongrc-sman Lemuel E. Quigg wm refilectod President or llio Ilepubllcao County Commlttes last evening M a Hveljr, but harmonious moot ing, ninl tho comtulttoo unanimously roted to accept the Invitation extended to It by a num ber of prominent Republicans and published , ycitcrday morning, and appoint a commlttoo to lbor for party harmony. Tho meeting was t cslled to order by Commissioner Charles It. Jlurrny. the temporary Chairman elected on Jan. 20. Alfred It. Togo, Chairman of tho com- '' tnlttce appointed to Investigate tho contest In tho Blitli Assembly district between James E. M&rch and George W. Wagnor. reported that ' the lomnilttce, after slttlnir four times, and ' taking over 200 typewritten pages of oral tcstl- nionr, besides examining a largo number of affidavits, had concluded that, on account of '' IrreruUrltlos at the district prlmarlos and con- f ventlon, neither faction was entitled to seats In the county committee. Tho committee recom- C mended that now primaries and a convention bo t hell In the district at an early date. Tho report ; and recommendations were adopted, Wanner and his delegates, who wero soated, voting SRtlnst It. t Abraham Qruber moved that tho commlttoe '. proceed to tho election of n President. Beforo tho motion was seconded J. C. Campbell of tho Twenty-third district use and said that hs wished to present a resolution. Mr. Qruber and Charles A. Hess objected. A shnrp discussion began, but It was ended by Frederick 8. Gibbs, who suggested that Mr. Campbell bo allowed to : read bis resolution. " We can tell whether It Is in order when we v know what It is," said Mr. Tlbbs, "and it it isn't we can dispose of it in a second." ; Mr. Campbell's resolution was that tho com- I Dlttee postpone entering into permanent organ- '' iistlon until it could bo determined whothar a ' new primary law would be enaoted. Mr. Camp bell's resolution was declared out of order, as L the committee was proceeding under the con stitution. When this point hod been settled. Mr. Qruber rose again and sold: "Because he has been and Is falthfnl to the Republican party. I nomlnato this commltteo's . present capable and trustworthy President for that office for 1808." This nomination was received with choers and '. shouts, and when they bad died out 0. N. Bovoo, Jr.. began to speak. Ho said that It was with sincere regret that ho opposod the nomination, but that ho folt that the organi sation of the committee should be post poned until it was determined whether there was not some way in which the differing factions of the party might be brought together to fight against tho common enemy in the fall. Referring to the present condition of the party, he said that It was disorganized and disunited, and that it was In a plight more pitiable than it bad ever been In before. Its condition, he said, was such that It must appeal to all Republicans, and in view of the fact that there was another organization, it seemed to him that every man should do all in his power for harmoay. Mr. Boveo felt that it the committee organised that would bo taken as notice that it would not make concessions to secure harmony, and he asked that organiza tion bo deferred until every honorable effort for union had been exhausted, or the rival organ ization had been forced to unite with tho County Committee. .... When Mr. Boveo had finished bis remarks, Mr. Page said that he was euro every Republi can was willing to-maxo any honorable effort to promote harmony, bnt thator the committee to act, It was necessary for it to be organized. - st juVwaa followed by Mr.Alruber. who said that in tho last campaign no man had worked more honestly or harder for union than Mr, Quigg. " Did I think that bis election would be In any way detrimental to the Interests or prospects of harmony I should not urge It." be said. " As it Is, I know that be will work hard for a reunited party. It Is not I alone who want Mr. Quite reelected, but every stalwart Republican In Manhattan and the Bronx asks yes, demands his reflection." There was another outburst of applause, and then Mr. Campnell rose again. He announced th& he wanted to make a nomination. He re gretted that be could not concur in the praise of Mr. Qui Kg, nor did ho believe that he was the man to load tho party. " We have bad what has been called an Intelli gent despotism," said Mr. Campbell. "The opening of the campaign last year found us 11 mil J intrenched In power In the nation, the Htate.nnd tho city. (Cries of 'No! nol Not in City Hall!' Everywhere In tho country last fall the Republican party was trlumpbant, save in New York county. Look around at the dead, the wounded, and sco whero men are missing. Look at the remnant of the Republican party. This Is the work of an Intelligent dospotl" "May I ask the gentleman a question!" said Mr. Oruber. "Certainly," said Mr. Campbell. "Docs the gentleman wish to glvo us an unin telligent despot I" asked Mr. Oruber. "No. If I did I should nominate my friend Oruber," retorted Mr. Campbell. Ho ended by nominating Mr. Bovoe. explaining that ho hadn t consulted that gentleman, but that he knew ho was a good man. Mr. Boveo withdrew at once. Mr. Campbell, who had been coached by Alderman Woodward, ap plauded when lie withdrew. Mr. Campbell said that tho delegation from bis district had been Instructed not to voto for Mr. QuIbk. Julius M. Mayor, tho leader of tho district, de nied this nnd said that out of thlrty-flvo election district captains twenty-five had requested him to voto for Mr. Quigg. Tho nomination of Mr. Quigg wns seconded by Oeorge Wnnmnker. and the voto wns taken by districts. Mr. Boveo and Mr. Campbell voted against Mr. Quigg. II. B. Wilson and L. F. (.ardonl wero excused from voting. Alfred Iutcrbach and M. II. Hcalcy were absent, and the other 211 membors of tho committee voted for Mr. Quigg. Mr. Campbell, in voting, said: o "J,TP'e..'or the host-looking despot, Frederick o. U1DD8. "After the gentleman's connection with Boyce and Ohio," said Mr. Gibbs, "I roust ask hlui to withdraw his vote." After the vote was declared it was moved to make It unanimous. Cardonl voted against the motion and It was lost. Mr. Oruber nnd Smith Pine escorted Mr. Quigg to tho platform, and there wns a full minute of cheering when he took his seat Mr. Quigg laid before tho committee the com munication asking that ft committee to attend ino harmony conference bo appointed, which had been recolvert from Levi P. Morton, Chnun coy M. Bepew, Kllbu Root, Cornelius N. Bliss. U? JVn.Q.n- Cannon, Edmund Wetmoro, John Claflln. John J. MtCook. Henry W. Cannon, Ed ward Mitchell, 8, v. lt.Cruger. Henry L.W Si Mian' Tnnan A- D- JulHlnrd. and Robert Oeorgo It. Bldwcll moved that the invitation be accepted, and thut tho President appoint it committee of twelve to represent the organize i :L" The membors of tho committee wero en- I.ii u"" ln tlic'r support of tho resolution, which i seconded by Mr. Bovee nnd was adopted unanimously. Ih Committee on Prlmnrr Legislation re ESri,.i,,..,hroVl1 "3 Chairman. John Sablno wmtii, that tho Ford hill met the requirements of cities, but that It was not as well suited to the """' ,1 he committee recommended that en rollment be made compulsory in cities of tho nrttundsecond class and optional In tbecoun :: n.",rnP0rt w" adopted and tho committee instructed to proceed with Its work, .. .i '""owing nlllccra wore elected by accla im"Sn! . X'ro-Presidents. Oeorgo H. Bldwell fi ., ' ''riiinmona; Tronsiiror, uoorgo it, liiic' ' resident Quigg announced tho fol a. Jnci c,alrmen of standing committees: vPc",'.. Crofti Organization, Mr. FiL(otU Klectlon Officers. Mr. Oruber; f,1"'nc.V5'r. Knhnof tho Twcntj-socond rils TMi5Al1.l?e?n.rt rlrance. Mr. ilraley of tho t,rJrvV'".hi ' "bUo -Meetings, Mr. Smith; Print J,r ,'i I.r,;(orrCKn"i Naturalization, Mr. Mayer Sin. 'Sf'tJ'second district. Then the com nut ti'i adjourned, ll.lllD DO IL VV 10 OESTS, rlii m rather llunrutr. lbs llriuauu aud Mnaw Imprdra tb Nupvli. Cold weatlier has Increased tho demand for nthr.icllQ root, hll Its trnnsportatlon has t wen interfered with by the snowstorras.sothat j "'ire has )Cen it decldod stilTenliiB of prices, j Anuounicmcnt wns maao jesterday of un ad- E Tat.co of 10 cents a ton for all sizes, which will I ut the price on uic, basis of $1 a ton for atovo "I A slmllnr odvanco Is reported In tho Phila lplila marUt. Tho stock nt tidewater points tTrfii,a J1.? f but lhe nm as last year at this Wl",talMllwl the January output I SofHwuV . ,0 hV weeded the estlmato of J.wo.ooo tons when the figures come to band, TitAi.f nu.sa vors bleiuh. Sltlgn Bmasa4 and the Tn. Ilersei Killed Xarrew Escape or Seventeen Pereena. John K. Torrcns, a cool dealer of 020 West 147th street. Invited a number of his trlouds to lako a sleigh rldo last night.. The party, seven teen ln number, got Into ono conveyance, drawn by a team of horses and driven by John Drew. They startod about 0 o'clock for Yonkors. They reached Klngsbrldgo shortly bofore 10 o'olook. While crossing tho Central tracks at Old Broadway one of tho horses slipp'od and fell. The driver got off the sleigh to help tho horso up. Thero was difficulty tn doing It, nnd Mr. Torrens and Frank Lots, one of his guests, got down to assist him. Whllo they were working ovor the animal, tho headlight of an engine appeared to tho north. " A train is coming," somo one shouted, and in a second tho men nnd women in the sleigh became panto-strloken. The women screamed and floundered about helplessly, whllo tho train, which was the Em plro Btato express, came on with tremendous speed. The men did tho beat thoy could to help them out, but Mrs. Ooorgo Hardy and her daughter. Hannah, fainted and foil to the bottom of the sleigh. Thoy were hurriedly caught up and al most thrown out Into tho snow. It was not a time to be gentle, for the next in stant tho train struck tho horses, killing them both. The front ond of tho sleigh was on tho track, so that it was smashed into splinters. Had the women been ln It they would surely have been killed. The express slowod up aftor the accident, but finding that no on was hurt went on. Tho slelghers went back to their homes on a local train. Mr. Torren said last night that he would sub tho railroad. Ho blamed the gatemon sta tioned at tho crossing for the accident He said that the man waved a white lantorn Instead of a rod one. Still ho admitted that there was ample time to get across had the horse not fallen. SUMMER rAT.AOE FOK JJ?. PALM Bit. Tbe Chicago MlllUuIr Burs Land oa Wkleh I Balm Stnlno.nt Borne at Newport. It was announced yesterday that Potter Palmer, the well-known Chicago millionaire, has purchased a slto at Newport embracing twelvo acres, on which it is said ho will erect a house that In size, architectural beauty, and In terior decoration wilt surpass any summer home ever built ln this country. The plot Is at tbe corner of Bollovue avenue, nonr Ocean avenue. At present there are three cottages an it. They aro known as tho Train cottage, the Davis cottage and tho Baker cottage. The Train cottage has been ocoupled by Mr. and Mrs. Oeorgo do Forest. The Davis cottage has been occupied for the last seven years by Mrs. Isaac Bell of New York. Tho Baker cottage has always been occupied by Its owner. It Is not stated how much Mr. Palmer paid for his new acquisition, but the ostlmatod value of realty In the locality is from $30,000 to $30,000 an acre. Mrs. Potter Palmer, who is tho sister of Col. Frederick D. Oram's wife, had a cottage at Newport last year, and entertained lavishly. Now, it is Bald, sho has determined upon becom ing one of tho leadors In tbo social set at tbe fashionable watering place, nnd that she intends to make her first step tho erection of a home that shall be unequalled ln this country. The estimated cost of Cornelius Vnndcrhllt's houso. "The Breakers," Is $1,800,000. and It Is said that the marble bouso built by William K. Van derbllt oost slightly more. According to reports, plans have boon com pleted and submitted to Mr. Palmar, and these plans involve an expenditure excoedlmr that for either of the Vanderbllt mansions. It is said that work upon the now house Is to begin as soon as tho present leases on tho cottages expire SAXS HE'S A ZULU KJ.YO. lie Drank with Strangers, Bitcatae Uneon clena, ana Was Bnbbed. CniCAQO, Feb. 3. Rohard J. "Von Dlckersohn, said to bo a Zulu King ln exile, spent last night lno cell at the Harrison Btreet police station after having been drugged and robbed of $G0, an expensive overcoat, and several railroad passes. At 3:30 o'clock this morning Policeman Vcrhovcn of tho Harrison street station found Dlckersohn lying ln a hallway opposite the Wis consin Central station ln"adazed condition, mut tering something about thieves. He brought him to the station and locked him up, leaving notice for Policeman Artls to explain to tho Court ln the morning that he had locked the man up for safe keeping and to liberate him. When tho temporary prisoner was searched a number of newspaper clippings were found ln his possession telling of bis life, and all refer ring to him as the rightful king of a large and powerful Zulu tribe In Africa. Dlckersohn arrived yesterday from Los An geles, be said. Meeting two apparently hospi table men, he accepted an Invitation to drink with them. After that ho remembered nothing until he regained consciousness In tho station. According to his statement, wbon but a mere boy be was taken from bis tribe by n family of Hollanders, who later took him to Europe and educated him. He recelvod a good education, and it was there that bo rocolved his name. Upon attaining manhood bo came to America. Ho is of the darkest typo of Zulu, of medium hoight and shows marked Intelligence. He speaks English with a decided French accent and Is employed as a "courier" on a Western railroad. CAXATiA'S PAItEIAMENT. Lord Aberdeen Opens tbe Seatloa with a peecb rrom Ibe Thrsae. Ottawa, Fob. 3. The Dominion Parliament was opened this kltcrnoon by Lord Aberdeen, who said in his speech from the throne: "The action of tho Imperial Government in denounolng the treaties with Germany and Bel glum affords most satisfactory evidence of their doslro to facilitate your efforts to promoto the closest possible commercial relations between Canada and tho romalndor of tho empire and will. I trust, contribute materinlly to tho de velopment of Imperial trade "Tho extraordinary gold discoveries recently mado upon tho Yukon and Its tributaries ap pear llkoly to result In nn enormous Influx of peoplo into that region nnd has compelled tho Government to tako prompt action for the pres ervation of law and order in that distant and almost Inaccessible locality. Measures will lie laid beforo you for that purpose. "A contract has been entered Into, subject to your approval, for thu completion, at tho enr llrst possible, moment, of a system of rail and river rommuiiientlou through Canadian terri tory with tho Klondllioand prlnclp.il gold fields, which It Is expected will secure, to Cnnnda the largi r portion of tho lucrative trallio of that country." ... . . Rofercncawas nlsomado to the success of tho recent Canadian loan, tho largo Increase In Canadian exports and Imports, the xuppresslon of tho sweating system, and Important puhlio measures. The session Is expected to be a long and exciting one. WOllTllLEHS SllHAVXXL, An I'npleaiant Discovery Concerning n Part or Our Artillery Hiippllra. 8aN Fiiancisco, Fob. 3. In the tests of the shrnpnel shells by Lieut. K. Babbitt of tbo Bcnlclu Arsenal at Presidio yesterday SO per cent wero found to bo worthloss. This poor shrapnel was supplied by an ordnance com pany of Washington, Homo tlnio ago it was reported that thu shrap nel nun defect he, hut tho company assortod that tho fault wns duo to electric welding, and Llout. llabhltt thcrefoie oxcluded ull shells fu!d by olcctriclls. Tuciity-lx rounds woro discharged und Hilly DO per cent, wns defec tive. Hie defective shells hurst near tho muzzlo of tho gun nnd scattered tho Inclosed bullets nnd fragments In tho water a few yards from tho shorii. It was found that the chief rnuse of tho premature explosion wus tho thinness of tbe wall of the shell. The null was made thin in order to give room inside for a lioay charge of oxploslvo material. It was clear that thu wall was not of sulllclent tbtcknoss to rolst the I force of tbo propelling charge of powder. Ihe shell was practically shattered bofore It left the boro of the cannon. WAYS TO BRING HAWAII IN PEANXISO TO lOJtCE A VOTE Olf TUB QUESTION IN THE BENATK. It Is FrspsitS la Provide fur Anntlnll.n by Joint Beasltttloa er by aa Amendment to One or lbs Appropriation Bills The me Taeltes Hucgesled Itegardlng 1'ubn. Washington, Feb. a Advocates of the ratifi cation of the Hawaiian Annexation Treaty aro discussing tho best means of bringing about an nexation by legislative enactment in case Us dlrcot and Indirect onpononts ln the Senate suc ceed in preventing a vote from being taken on tho troaty. This Is tho favorite method in tho Senate of defeating measures. It Is not outright filibustering, but It amount to the same thing. In the Fifty-first Congress the Force bill was not beaten by a voto. Tho Ssnato merely, on motion of Senator Wolcolt, proceeded to con sider the Census bill. In tho Fifty-fourth Con cress the resolution from the Senato Commltteo on Foreign Relations, reasserting tho principles of the Monroo doctrine, gonorally known as tho Venezuelan resolution, wns not defeatod; It was simply allowed to romaln upon tho calendar. The opponents of Hawaiian annexation and tho free-silver Senators on tho Republican elds of the chamber, who ore combined to prevent tho ratification of tho treaty, aro now adopting theso tootles. They aro letting It ho known to Chairman Davis of the Foreign Relations Com mittee and others in charge of tho interests of the treaty that it would be Just as welt to lot some other question intervene after a whllo and thus save tho treaty from an adverse rote. There Is little doubt that these Senators have enough votes pledgod to this plan of postponement to mako It suoceed. Sixty votes are necessary to tho ratification of the treaty, and although Chairman Davis claims to havo this nnmbcr as sured, he hesitates to tako the risk of putting tho troaty to a vote. Senator Morrell of Ver mont, who has been put down on both sides of the question, has let it bo known positively that bo will not rote for the treaty. Senator Thurs ton Is also unalterably opposed to It, and Sena tors Spooncr. Goar, Aldrlch. and other Republi cans aro doubtful. Under this condition of affairs thopractlcv blllty of a Joint resolution or an amendment to one of the appropriation bills providing for the annexation of tho Islands is being talked of. Some Senators favor the plan of offering the treaty as an amendment to tho Consular and Dlplomatlo Appropriation bill when It shall come over from tho House. Such an amend ment would, of course, be plainly "not ger mane." and therefore directly subject to point of order. But the Senate has a way of its own in determining matters of this kind without being seriously embarrassed by what tho rules of the Senate, "a volume of sllurlan epigrams." as Senator White onco called them in debate, might havo to say on tbe subjocu Vice-Presl-'dent Hobart might soo his way cloar to over ruling the point ot order, and it an appeal should be taken from the decision tho question would be brought to a vote nnd the strength and weakness of the treaty at onco demon strated. What action would be taken by the Houso of Representatives If tho Senate should so amend tbe bill Is problematic. Speaker1 Reed Is un doubtedly opposed to tho annexation of Hawaii, but the Committee on Foreign Affairs nnd a largo number of Representatives on both sides of tho chamber favor It. There Is llttlo enthu siasm, however, for tho troatv ln tbo House, and. unless tbo Spoaker and tbo other loaders should earnestly Bet to work to savo the amend ment, it would be apt to bo defeated. Tho same stato of things would exist should n joint reso lution be passed, but, as appropriation bills aro entitled to the right of way, tbe plan of pro viding for annexation by means of an amend ment to the Consular and Dlplomatlo bill would hnvo some practical advantage. Tho friends of the various ponding resolutions providing for the recognition of Cuban belliger ency are also contemplating an amendment to the Consular and Dlplomntlo Appropriation bill as tho only means of adopting legislation to which tho Sonata Is committed, and which would be supported by a large majority ln tho House If opportunity offered. The advocates of the amendment plan say such an opportu nity Would result by their method, since then the question will be brought directly beforo the House. The only way to defeat tho Senate amendment will be for tbo Houso to vote to disagree thereto, and, should the Son ate conferees contlnuo obdurate, to Instruct the conferees or the Houso to Insist upon their disagreement. In either case the House would be voting squarely on tho Hawaiian and Cuban Suestlons, and If a majority agreed with the f-nate they would bo able to make their wishes efficient. No definite doclslon has yet been reachod, however, ln tbe case of either Cuba or Hawaii. F1XINQ THE STATUS OP JAPANESE IS HAWAII. An agreement, attributed to the presenco In Washington of President Dole, has been reached between tho State Department nnd the Japanese Government, through Its Min ister, Mr, Toru Hoshl, by which the status of Japanese In Hawaii, following the rati fication of tho annexation treaty, Is deter mined. Under tho torms ot tho agreement tbo Japanese residing In Hawaii are to have the samo rights and privileges as those accorded tbem by the United States ln the troaty between Japan and this country negotiated Just after the war with China. Tho agreoraent Is to take effect with the date named m tho treaty for the consummation of annexation, July 1, 1800. Under tho treaty of 1805, that which was mado at tbe conclusion of the Cblnese-Jcpanese wnr, Japanese havo tho right to acquire citlzon ship and franchise privileges ln the United States. Tho ogreoment or memorandum marks the ondlng ot the differences between the United States and Japan over the annexation ot Hawaii. FOETT UUET ITT A. TTIIEOU. An Bxpress Train Dashes lata Ibe near ofa l.oeaI Ulnar Boston. Boston, Fob. 3. Forty persons wero lnjurod, one probably mortally, by a railroad collision at Wlutor Hill this morning on tho southern division of the Boston and Malna Railroad. Two cars were smashed and a locomotlvd partly wrecked. Train No. 20, a local, was Just start ing from Winter Hill when No. 18, a passenger express from Arlington, crashod Into tbe rear of the local, demolishing the last car of the train and telescoping Its own forward car. Thero would probably have been great loss of lifo had It not boen that the last car on tho local train was a combination with tho baggage compart ment ln tho rear. By tho tlnio the locomotive had ploughed through tho baggage room It had spent Its force. Most of tho people Injured were ln tho for ward car of tho expross. C. W. Itugg of Homer vllle whs In thu bnggngo car and was Injured Internally, nnd, it Is fearod, fatally. Three oth ers had broken legs. Others wero crushed and bruised, but at thu hospitals and homes of the Injured It was reported that all except Mr. Hugg would probably recover. 'Dip railroad officials lay tho blnmn for tlio nc cldent tn tho fact that tho block slgnnl it J stem, rimnornllzed by tho storm, did not work. Tho cnglueor of tho exprrss, which wns running nbout ten miles un hour vlin tho collision came, en j h he could not soo tho t ruin ahead of him because of tho storm and the smoke under u brJdgs over tho track Just north of the station, .TOIIN r. M'KANE'H HEEEABE, Ths Imprisoned Politician Ubjeole to ibe I'm posed Kteort from I'rlson. John Y, MoKano has written this letter to a Oravosend friend, discouraging tho proposed big demonstration In his honor on his roleaso from Sing Sing at the close of April : Sihq Siso, Feb 1, lflfls. Mv Dkiu Friisu: I bar read la .ereral newspapers ami have alto hoard through tho mall thst my friend., or a lariie bojy uf them. Intend tu come up here to tcort ine home nhen I am relested, of course, I appreciate their kind thmrhtriilni..s more than I can eiprciti still. I rarnestly hops they will not carry out their Intention I euppoio I will reel kind of strange when I coma out, and If soma of my friends feel dlipoied to inert me In New York and luvlte me to dinner nr soiurlhlmr of thst kind, 1 would nut object, luil I do not .upposi) any one else wnuhl, I understand their nUintt ull right, ond I am thank ful I h e such friend., but. hune.lly, do you not think 1 am right and that my tuitge.tlon Is heat It It now the 1st of rrhruary uud time It dying arauud. II all ipciih very hard to me, but Ood U good and I shsl! toon le home spaln. Vim i an takn any way uu think belt In It ttlug my frlendt knovr liuw I feel on the subject, for I feel sure that when thsv know mr wishes thry will ru speet them. Tell them I will be glad tosi-e them all lu New York when at home. Yours slnierslr, Jotii Y, McKAkS. Republicans nroll Tn-Msht. Antl-Dryan, antl-Tammany, anti-bow. A new, hon est party organisation. Sot unrolling plaoes see to day's pipsri. Jttv. I JIAITLi: IS A nUWEUY MOIiaVE. Pellea Arrest tbe Combatants, Flxhty-rour In dumber. A man with his facocovercd with blooddasbod out of tho door ot tho three-cent saloon at -to Bowory about 10:30 o'clock lost night nnd ran plump into Cnpt, Stephenson of tho Eldrldge street station. Tho Captain grabbed him. " What's tho troubla I" ho askod. "The boss soaked mo," said the man, "Well, you look It," replied tho Captain, as with his prisoner ho wont Into the saloon. Nearly a hundred men wero thero, and every one was fighting for dear lifo. Dawn at the far end ot tho bar thero was a regular football scramblo going on, with no referees to bar slug ging. Legs, nrms. bottles, and oaths wero flying nbout with old-time Bon cry frocdom. Tho Captain did notventuro into tho fray. Ho went nutsldo and found two of his de tectives. Then ho sent them to corral all tho uniformed pollcemenlntho vicinity, nnd, having mttsterod a half dozan. went back into tho place with them and arrestod all hands. ... Patrol wngons wero summoned from both tho Eldrldgo street and Ellzaboth street stations, nnd the prisoners, eighty-four in number, dirty and bloody, but morn or less oxnberant from tho vehemence ot the contest, wero carted to the Eldrldgo stroet station. k The man who said tho boss bad soaked htm was John Grinn. Ho wns locked nr for being drunk. Tho boss, who was Charles Mcrrob, or dinarily known as tho manaKcr,"Vras chnrged with soaking Grinn. Tho rost of tho eighty four wero chnrgod with bolngdleorderly persons. An hour lator tho saloon at t) Bowery, tho proprlotor of which bears tbo euphonious name of "Peg Leg" Finn, broke out. Everyone thero got to fighting, and Capt. Stephenson treated thorn to tho samo dose. He arrested Peg Log and ewvon others. JVJOOE TE.VXET'S SUCCESSOR. The President Decide to Appoint Kx -State Senator Edward n. Therana. WAsniNOTON, Feb. 3. Tho President has de cided to appoint Edward B. Thomas of Brook lyn United States Judgo for tho Eastern Dis trict ot Now York to succeed tho lato Judgo Asa W. Tennoy. Mr. Thomas was ln Washing ton early in the w eok, was Introduced to the President as a candidate for the Judgeship, and Mr. MclClnley was so favorably Impressed that ho decided to appoint him. Mr. Thomas has not boen Indorsed generally by the members ot tho New York delegation ln Congress. Gen. B. F. Tracy was ln Washington to-day. and, though bo bsd Indorsed another candldato for tho Judgeship, he oxpressed satis faction with the proposed appolntmont ot Mr. Thomas. Edward B.Thomas, whoso law Ofl1colsat20 Liberty street, lives nt 83 Romicn stroet. Brook lyn. Ho wns born In Cortland, N. Y., In 1818. and was graduated from Yalo In 1870. Ho took up tho practlco of law at Norwich, Chenango coun ty. From 1881 to 1883 ho was a Stato Senator. In 1880 ho removed to Brooklyn. Ho was a candidate for Attorney-General on tho ticket headed by Ira Duvenport. WOMAN KILLED 1IT SMOKE. Her Ilntband Tried to Reecuo Her, but Was Driven Back br Finnic. Mrs. Mary Elgcnbrodt, who lodged In an attlo room in a two-story dwelling at 44 Rlvlngton stroet, was asphyxiated by tho smoke of a tiro which started on tho second floor of tbo houso about 0 o'clock last night. Elgcnbrodt, whllo goltig out, smellod Buioke when at tho head of tho first flight ot stairs. "Somebody muBt be cooking," ho said to Peter Kcssler, another tenant, who was com ing up the stairs. Tho two men went back to tho end ot tho hall and tried to open tho door of the room occupied by a couple named Wilson. Tbe door was locked. As smoke was coming from beneath, it Elgcnbrodt burst ln tho door. Flamos leapod at him and drovo him. back. Before ho bad t(nio to think the flames were climbing up the stnlrraao toward the attic room where his wife was. Ho made brush for tho top of tho stairs, but stag gered back wltb his hair and oyobrows singed off. Unable to fnco tho flames, ho ran to tho street, shouting "Fire!" and the firemen came. After they had put out the blaze they went to the attic room. Tho door was open. Across tho bed, fully dressed, lay Mrs. Elgenbrodt. Sho wos dead. Her faco and hair wore burned, although no lire had reached tho room. Sho had evidently tried to get down the stnlrs and been forced back to her room, where tho smoke choked her to death. The damago by tho tiro amounted to about $500. T11ICEE WAE VESSELS AT LISBON. Tbe San Franclseo nnd Uancre-rt to Join tbe Ilelenn nt That Port. Washington, Fob. 3. For some reason yet to bo cxplalnod tbe Navy Department is contem plating tho concentration of thrco vessels at Lisbon, Portugal. Tho gunboat Holena Is ftl roady thero on waiting orders. Sbo was dlroetcd to proceed to tho ABlatlo station by way of the Mediterranean, but when sho reached Lisbon ber commander found ordora thero to remain until directed to rosumo tho voyage. He has been tbore about tv, o weeks. Tho vessels to Join the Helena are tbo flagship San Franolsco and tho llttlo crulssr Bancroft, built as a practice ship for naval cadets, but assigned to Turkish waters when American interests ln that coun try were ln Jeopardy. Whan the Helena arrived at Lisbon it was the gossip ln tho nnval circles that her presenco thero had somo bearing on tho political situa tion ln Spain and Cuba. Tho only explanation offered of this seemingly far-fetched conclusion was that tho Administration was afraid that some Indignity might bo offered to Minister Woodward which would mnke It necessary for htm to take rcf tigo on nn American ship. Lisbon In tho port most available to Spanish territory. An explanation of w hy two othor vessels should bo sent thero could nut bo obtained to-day, nor could It be ascertained definitely that tho con contratlon plan would bo adherou to. WOMAN'S PERSEVERANCE WINS. Mary M. Steele Is the First Woman Commie alonerof Drrde In IVew Jersey. Somerviixk, N. J., Feb. 3, Miss Mary M. Steele, the first woman Commissioner of Deeds ln Now Jersey and, tho second woman admitted to practlco law in tho State, opened an ofllco In tho Thompson nuilillng to-day. Miss Steele Is tbo daughter of former Congressman W. W. Stoclo nnd the sister of ex-Prosecutor William V, Stoclo. For six s cars sho has boon a stu dent in the law ofllcrs of former Congressman ,hfth A. Clark. In 1M)1 Miss Steele induced thu liCglblaturo tn pass it bill permitting no men to bo nppnlutcd Commissioners of Deeds ln Now Jcrsc. (low Abbett refused to sign tho bill. In 1HII3 a slmllnr bill was passed, but (lov. Wcrts refused to sign it, Mlsubtcclo per severed, and In IHOft tho bill wns again passed bv tho ict:lduturo und wns approved by Oo. Wcrts, who appointed Mls Steolo tho first Commissioner of Deeds under tho now lnw. Miss riteclo uftcruiiiil passed n legal oxnmlnn tlon and retell ed her certificate as un nttnrney nt law'nnd bus slneo been nptiolnted Master In Chancery. While lot in active ptaetlcr, sho has appeared In several lmportnnt casus In tho local courts. WOMAN SUrEHAGE IN IOWA. ilotb Sides Discussed by Women llernrn the Legislative Committee. Dits Moines, Io Fob. 3, Four hundred vtomen appeared beforo tho Joint leglslntho commltteo on woman suffrage this afternoon to dobntothe question ot extending tho right of suffiago to viouicn. Tho suffrage forces v cro marshalled by Miss Mary O. Hay of California, representing tho National Suffrago organization, which Is mak ing lowa the battleground In tho present cam nnign. Other speakers for thu measuro "cro Mrs. Mary t'oggeshull of lies Moines, Mrs. L. It. Wright of Cedar Falls, und Mrs. J, II. Purscll ot Bus Moines. Tho unll-suffraglsts vtcra lod bv Mrs. J. O. Da; , uifu of o.-Clilcf Justice Day of Des Moines, und sho was supported by Miss Kniello Hiomo nnd Mrs. II. A. Toiler of lies Moines. Thu dobatu wasoxi lllug, it Is thuui'bt tho llonso Comiultleu will tutor unman suffrago and tho Senato Commltteo oppose. Fatally StrleUen Willi Apoplesy While llelsblng. PATcnoaor, L. I., Feb. 3. Mrs. Charlotte Hammond, wlfo of Capt. S. S. Hammond, was stricken with n'coploxy while sleighing this afternoon and died a few hours later. Mrs. Hammond was bora at.Patohogue on Jan. 12, 18312. Her husband and several children sur Tivo hor. ENGLAND'S OFFER TO CHINA PEKIN IS XOT DISPOSED TO AC CEPT TUE LOAN. The I.eadon Times Deprecates the Papular Distrust of Lord "nllebnry'e Action A De port Tbat Many British Warsblps Are to Make Ready to Sail rer the Orient. Special Cablt Dtipatctt to Tits Ecu. London. Fob. 3. The Time on Tuesday pub lished n despatch from St. Petersburg saying there was reason to bellovo tbat If the Ilusso German loan to China had not yet beon accomplished it was on the point of being settled, an almost certain indication of tho (act being that tho Minister of Fi nance had ordored the suspension ot all sales of stock on tbe market. The same correspondent telegraphed to-day that ho was still unable to confirm the roports that tho loan had been con cluded, but that rumors to tbat effect contlnuo to bo circulated. On the other band, China, It is said. Is no longer Inclined to accept any loan unless by so doing sho Is enabled to play oft Russia against England. It Is rumored that ono ot the Chinese oxcuses for now declining a loan Is that the Japanese havo refused or will refuse to quit Wei Hat Wei before the stipulated tlmo, even though the war contribution be paid by China. Tho Time says editorially on the subject; " If it is truo that China Is Indisposed to acoept any loan, wo should not have muoh cause to irrlove. No British Interest would bo deeply prejudiced it China tailed to pay tho Indemnity and Japan remained at Wol nai Wei." The paper denounces the eager haste with which tho press and publlo have put the worst possible Interpretation upon the Tollenwan matter. It characterizes the outcry as inconsistent and ungen erous, and says that the portentous vision ot surrender and scuttlo whioh the Jin goes have conjured up is merely tbe result of inference based upon a qtiito indecisive incident lntho coursoof long and dollcato negotiations. A despatch to the Central News from Shang hai says that tho reported Russian occupation 6f Manchuria and tho arrival of a largo body ot Russian troops at Kirln Is untrno. A despatch from Shanghai says the China Gazette, asserts that Great Britain's Indian, Australian and Pacific squadrons have boen ordorod to bo in readiness to re Inforco tho fleet In Chlncso waters. The paper also says that If Russia hoists her flag on tho forts at Port Arthur England will hoist hers at Chusan. Tho Japan eso flcot, the Gazette adds, will ascend the Yangtse Klang as soon as the rlvor rises. Nono of tbo foregoing Is confirmed ln London, whero tho only fresh Chinese news Is the semi official suggestion that Franco has rofused to materially support Russia ln floating a Chinese loan. A dospatch from Kiao Chou Bay says that tho murderer of Schultz, tho German sentry who was klllod while guarding an outpost a tow days ago, has been executed after trial by a Chinese court. KILLED IN THE EARTHQUAKE. Twenty Idvea I-ost In tbe Dlstnrbanoes tn Asia Minor. Special Cable Despatch to Tits 8m. Constantinople. Fob. 3. Twenty persons were killed and fifty injured by the earthquake whloh occurrod yesterday at Ballkesr, Asia Minor. SLAVE STATE, SATS WANAMAKEB. Us Thus Cbaracterlsca Ibe Quay Leadership In Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Feb. 3. John Wanamaker arrived homo from Georgia to-night and an nounced that in view of the fact that ho had been so spontaneously advocated as a Republi can candldato for Governor by tho gathering under the auspices of tbe Business Men's League ln this city yestorday ho would give the matter careful consideration. He said he had no dcslro to bo a candldato for Governor, and even If tho nomination were bestowed on him by tbe State Convention be believed he w ould be persuaded to decllno It. Hon over, he said, he entored hoartlly Into sympathy with tho movement and tho strong sentiment ex pressed at yesterday's gathering, and ho pre dicted that tho 400 men there nssemblod would swell their numbers to 400,000 before many das. Mr. Wanamaker said: " If there was reason for the people to riso at tho Cameron dlotallon ot Gov. Boavcr's first nomination sixteen years ago. there Is sixteen fold reason now for them to riso and overthrow an evil that penetrates oven to the extreme ot a courtroom. "If tho Republicans of Pennsylvania cannot got a Governor, except he bo chosen by thoso who manipulated tho Leglslaturo last winter, it will go hard with tho Republican party of Pennsylvania and with our people generally. Pennsylvania Is again n slave State. Tho peo ple recognize It and talk about It. but weaken in battle for fear of losing favor with those who dictate Washington appointments." 9100,000 POK A FKANOI1IBE, Bi-CtBireuman Kean'a Offer Tor a Trolley Line Detween Kllsabcth and Plalnfleld. Elizabeth, N. J., Feb. 3. Ex-Oongressman John Kcan offered to tho Freeholders of Union county this afternoon $100,000 for a trolley road franchise between this city and Plalnfleld. Several citizens have beon endeavoring to pre vail upon the county authorities to widen an avenuo connecting Ellzaboth and Plalnfleld and to build a doublo track trolley Una on that avenue. Ex-Congressman Kean's offer covers this point, as follows: "I am willing to give Union county SJ1O0, 000, to bo UBed Tn widening the avenue, for a franchise to construct a doublo track street rail road thereon, the franchise to be granted upon condition thut cars shall bo run on u headway of not more than twenty minutes between 0:30 A, M, and 10 P.M.; that tho dlstanco betweon Eliznbcth and Plulntleld bo divided into three sections, within ouc.li of which a five-cent faro shall bo (barged, and that tho fare from Plain Hold tn Kllrabelh and return and also In tbo opposite direction shall not exceed t!5 cents." A comtnlttia eoiisistlng of Freeholders l.ittcll, Ogden, King. Wnbl, and Swain wns appointed to roofer with Mr. Kcan in reference to details. Tho offer Is tho first of Us kind over made In New Jersey, CLEVELAND'S POLICY llEVEltSEO. Tbe Warship Moblrnu Ordered loRtay a Month nl famoa. Wahiiinqton, Feb. 3. The purposo of tho Administration to counteract the effect of President Cleveland's virtual abandonment of American interests ln tho Sainoan Islands Is clearly Bhown In orders mallod to-day by the Navy Department to Commander Oeorge M. Book of tho I rnlnlng ship Mohican, now at Maro Island, Cl. He Is directed to remain n month nt Apia during tho eight mouths' crulBo on which his Bhlp Is about to start. Tho Mohican is one of tho vessels of the old navy and pot at ull formidable, but President Mc lClnley wants the Htars and Stripes shown In SumoHii waters, and the Mohican will do as well as any other vossol for tbo purpose. Tho President rocognlrcs ttiu groat valuo of retain ing tho interest which this country has acquired there, and the presence of the Mohican will servo as notice that the Cleveland policy has been reversed. The llrlslnal Offensive Partisan. W abhinoton, Feb. 3 Representative Benton of Missouri has modestly l.cpt In the background so far this ecision, and wore it not for tho state ment In his biography in tho Conurevatonal Uecortt no ono would know that ho was the original "offensive partisan" selected by Presi dent Cleveland ns u horrible example to (litis trato his Idoa of "pernicious nctltlty. Mr. Denton at that time was United States Attorney for tho Western district ot Missouri, and be cause ot a political speech he made whllo hold ing that office was removed by Mr. Cleveland, Bala V., Next Produce. Exchange. Desks at expert prleesi XI styUi. At. SPAIN'S COSTLY WAR. She Has Rpeat 910,000,000 in Her Vain Haht Asalnst the Cubans. Ftiittl Otbl Ditvatch to The Sns. MAimtD, Feb. 3. Official information shows that the Cuban war, from February, 1805, to Decombor, 1607, has cost tho sum ot $210. 000,000, beyond which tho arrears duo from tho Cuban Troasury exceod $10,000,000. The Government considers that It has enough money with which to faco a war expendlturo at tbo rtto ot $85,000,000 per annum until tho Cortes meots In tho middle ot April, whon it will lmmodlatoly apply for authorization to raiso moro money, with the guarantee of tho royal troasury, by pledging further sources of peninsula rovenue. BLANCO WILL MEET PANDO. The Generals mil Confer About Ihe Sorry Spanish Situation In Rati Cuba. Havana, Feb. 3. It is said hero to-day that Gen. Blanco is at Nuevitas and that he intends ij moot uon. t'ando to confer with him about tho military situation. La Union Conttitucionat, tho rabid organ ot tho uncompromising Spaniards, prints an edi torial to-day on tho sanguine hopos oxcltod by, tho eastern trip cf the Govoruor-Qeueral and the dissatisfaction of tho loyalist elements with its barrennoss of results. "While ln Mnnznnlllo." La Union says, "It is a fact that Gen. Blanco appointed a dato for tho end of the war, mentioning tho month ot February. But wo think that his words ought not to bo taken literally, for that would be to risk anothor f alluro In n very tow w ooks aud to loso hopo in tho pacification of Cuba." Tho Conservatives nro very nctlvo ln Havana. It is'announccd to-day that on next Monday thoy will begin to publish a nowspaper called El Correo in favor of Gen. Weylor and his policy. Tho staff Is composed of Woyler's frlonds. A dynamlto bomb did somo damago this morning bctwoen San Fcllpo and Duran, two railroad stations near Havana city. It was said at tho Palace to-day that Gen. Blanco is expected in Havana within two days. KILLED SIX PERSONS. Anlrr Murders Father, Mother, Wire, Twt Children and a Bey. Fort Smith, Arte, Fob. 3. Information has just been received hero ofa murder on Wed nesday night lost on a (arm soven miles north of Mulberry, Franklin county, Ark. Six per sons met death at the hands of Sol Autry, a marrlod man 30 years old. Autry rushod into tho houso of his father, who lived near by, and killed a boy, who was in bed at the time, and then turns d upon his father and stepmother, sitting by tho 11 ro. Bofore they could ralso a hand in defence he felled them to tho floor with a single blow. When taken into custody ho told the peaco officers tbat he had also killed his wife and two children before he went to his father's houso. The officers made an investigation, but their bodies could not bo found, and no traco of them has been discovered at this time. It is thought that he hid the bodies. PRETENDED TO ItE A. DEAP MUTE. The Mfcir Spoke When Ills Complaint In Writ Ins Availed Met,. About 11 o'clock lost night n man walked into tho East Fifth stroot police station and made motions which tho Sergeant behind the desk interpreted as meaning that ho was deat and dumb. By a long series of writ ton questions and answers tho Sergeant learned that the man described himself as Thomas I. Lounsbury of 208 Third avenuo. and wished redress for an Insult received at a Fourth ave nuo hotel of tho cnaractcr of which he was rather suspicious bocauso thero wero so many Smiths and Joneses on the register. He had not beon hurt, be wrote, but his coat had been torn. The Sergeant wrote down that it was not a police case, but that the man should go to court for a warrant this morning. As bo was passing out of tho door tho man stopped and asked in a loud tono what tbo Sergeant's name was. The Sergeant told him he guessed he was a fakir and that he could get out qulok. The man then went to Police Head quarters, whero ho said hs wished to mako a complaint of discourteous treatment against the Sergeant. Ho was referred back to tho Captain of the precinct, but was not seen at the station again. TTjnr SUE WEARS THEM. Dr, Mary Walker's Deplr ta a Question by Ihe Chinese Minister. WAsniNOTON, Feb. 3. Dr. Mary Walker was one of tho guests at tho White Houso rocoptlon last night, sho having asked for an invitation on the ground of her record as an army nurse. Sho wore tho finest frock coat ot her peculiar wardrobe of men's attire. She endeavored to make horself agreeable to everybody, and among the first persons sho met was Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese Minister, who has the character istic of his countryman, LI Hung Chang, ln asking many questions. His first remark after Dr. Wulkcr had presented herself as "Mrs." was: " Why do you wear pants I "Why do you wear that gown!" was tho retort. " Bocauso it Is tbo custom of my countrymen," replied Mr. Wu In bis lino English. 'Well, Mr. Minister," answered Dr. Walker, "this is a freo country, and wo woar what wo please." BRIOIITON BEACH HOTEL IN PERIL. Deceivers Ask Leave la Use SJlOO.OOO to nes cue It rrom tbe Ooenn. Col. Edward L. Langford and Ooorgo W. Palmer, receivers of tho Brooklyn and Brighton Boach Railroad Company, applied to Justlco Maadox tn tho Suprouie Court jostorduy for permission to Issue $150,000 of receivers' cer tificates In order tbat certain repairs could bo mado. They said that tho recent storms had undermined tho hotel nnd bulkheads at Coney Island, nnd unloss something was dono tho property uoulrt bo n. wreck. Bert Helss, ro rolvcr in a creditor's action, and tho Central Trust Company, which holds a$&00.00ll mort gage on tho property, nnpearod. They doclarod the road wns tensed, and thuroforo thorn should ho no expense to the company. Justlco Maddox advised tho opposing counsel to coins to Boino agreement, so that hu could hand tho matter over to a referee to-day. LAST CAISSON SUNK. Werl. sjaw Active un All Pour Foundations for Ibe .Vew Drldse Piers Tbe fourth and last caisson for the now East River bridge has been sunk on tho Brookljn sldo and w ork Is now actively under w ay for tho four foundations. Beforo this caisson reaches the rock foundation tbo contractors will havo to remnvo from under It 3,400 cuhlo ynrds nf nand, 'J.230 cubic yards uf clay nnd 31)0 cubic jardnof rock. Under the floor of tho caisson l.OriO cubio yards ot roncreto uro to bo dumped when tho bedrock foundation Is rouched, 'lhat foundation Is eighty-six feet below high water. The Dulls Wouldn't Plsbt. ToitliEON, Mexico, Feb. 3. At a hull fight here the spectators became enraged because thu bullBWould not fight, and rushed into the arena unit tried to mob thu bull Unburn. Tho Motor was struck b) one of tho mob, ttblch wus finally dispersed by gciidurmtB. Quits Ihe Pulpll lo He Pullman Conductor. Paxton. III., Feb. 3. The Rev. J, A. Thorno of Leda, It oquols county, has resigned tils pas torale of tho Congregational Church to accept the place of Pullman cur conductor on tho Illinois Central JUllroud. Latest Marine Inlelllgenee. ArrlTsd-Ss tfashaoMt, TCaiksr, Doadss, t BACKED BY THREE POWERS i 1'ItINCE OEOROE OP GREECE WILT, JV JJJT aOVEENOK OF CRETE. ffl I llnsaln, Bnslnnd nnd France Will Make II Ira 5'' Oovernsr In Spite r the Opposition r f Herman?, Austria nnd Ihe Snltan II la Said Kmperera William and Prans Joaer Have Ordered Ihe Withdrawal or Their ' Warsblps frem Crete This RlKnalltea S Ihe 4'ellapse r the Kuropsan Concert. tf Special Cable Deipatchei to Tnx Bun. 'i IlKltMN, Feb. 3. Tho Constantinople corrs V. spondent of tho I-yanlJurtcr Zeitung says thai $ Russia, Great Britain, and Franco have agreed J to appoint Prince Oeorgo of Greece Governor W of the island of Croto without tho Sultan's i consent. It such n courso shall be neces- T sary, or against tbe opposition of the ' Individual powers. Prlnco Oeorgo has nlrcady f j' been Informed of this decision, and holds him- & self ln readiness to leavo for Crete at any mo- ment under the protection of tho throe powers) , mentioned. ,4 The correspondent adds that Edhom Pasha, & tho commander of tho Turkish troops ln Thos- r. saly, is displaying incrcasod activity in that) province, which, perhaps. Is connoctcd with g tho determination to mako Prlnco George ? Governor of Crete. Tho general staff In i Thcssaly has beon strengthened by tho M nddltton of soveral officers from Constantinople, ' and orders havo boon glvon for tho construction ,L of lntrenchments at Domokos and Larlssa. ()' Edhem PaBha has Just received 1,200,000 franca from tho Yildlz Kiosk. London, Fob. 3. Concurrently with tho ro ii port from Berlin that Groat Britain, Russia, 4 and Franco havo determined to mako Prlnoo Georgo of Greece Governor of Crete despite i. tbe opposition ot tho Sultan or tho other ni powers, news comes from credlblo sources to i tho effect that Germany and Austria, who S' have f rcquen tly declared that they wero neutral ft on tho Cretan question, havo resolved to oppose p tho selection of Prince George, and havo ordered jf tho withdrawal of thctr respective warships from Crete. If all this is truo it signalizes the .f collapse of the vaunted concort of tho powers. 'f and croatos a now situation. a Canea, Croto, Fob. 3. Tho meeting ot tho As- S sembly at Akrotill to-day was very largely at- M tended. Tho Houso enthusiastically Indorsed & tho candidature of Prlnco Georgo ot Qreeco for 3' tho Governorship of tho Island and empowered ,v tho Prosldcnt to mako it known that his np- f polntmcnt was ardontly doslred by the Cretans, (i 4 STRIKE JLT CENTRAL STATION. The neconstrnctlon Work Interrupted A fc Walklntr Delegate Thrashed. Tho Board of Walking Delegates ordored a f. general strike yesterday at the Grand Central V Station, and, according to tho delegates, 400 A men in fourteon different trades quit work. The strike is another ramification of tho Houso. smiths and BrIdKerAen.'s.UninntroubleJJOTe---ti'jS ral days ago tbe houeesmlths complained about '. the employment of somo metal lathers who aro $ Knights of Labor. Tbey wore doing work con. J nected with tho reconstruction of the station li building, and tho hoUBesmlths claimed that this -'?; work properly belonged to them. Tho metal i lathers wero discharged. y, Aftor a day or two Brown & Ketcham, the S contractors, found that tho housesmltbs did not 1 do tbo work so well as the metal lathers, and ,j they reengaged the latter. The strlko followed. f Tbo metal lathers went to a small building t where tbe architect keeps his plans, and Walk- 1 Ing Dolcgato Purks of tbo Housesmlths' Union y followed to havo a talk with them. As ho bad X, cost them their Jobs, they woro angry, and told r! him that they would have nothing whatover to VA do with him. He resented their insult, and a 'i.? fight began. Parks, wno Is a powerful man. A! knocked two ot tbo lathers down, and some of Jri tho housesmlths ran to his support, and a free ,'M light was In progress when Boveral policemen , arrived. There were no arrests. Parks was. El badly used up. ,M It is thought that the strike will be settled la ,'N somo way to-day. -X.U m ELECTRICITY ON ERIE CANAE. ri-9 m Ytnlker Company Submits Plana la the Brla JO Canal Traction Company. sJ A meeting was hold yestorday afternoon as , tho olllco of William C. Whltnoy, 32 Nassau $ street, of the stockholders of tho Erlo Canal Traction Company, This company has tho ex- & elusive right to equip tho canals of the State) ' with a system of electrical propulsion. Nearly $1,000,000 of the $3,000,000 ot tho capital stock rM was represented at tbe meeting. The following; directors woro olectod: Baron Louis A. von '. Hoffman. William O. Oakmnn, Richard S. I", Hares, Oeorge O. Haven, Thomas O. Piatt, W Frank W, Haw ley, Alfred S. Heidolbaeh, Com- '!, modoro P. Vedder. and Charlton T. Lewis. All & but Mr. Vedder woro re-elected. i Baron von Hoffman was elected President, A Mr. Hawley Vice-President, and Mr. Lewis Seo. !rl rotary and Treasurer. All the directors except- f,j ing Senator Piatt woro at the meeting. A Bug- G geBted issue of $5,000,000 bonds to complete tbe V. work of equipping the canals with anelectrical ',!. system was not acted on. The Walker Company ', submitted a plan fur a system of electrical canal ft, boat propulsion, which Is understood to bt 'r looked upon fuvornbly. J THIEF CAUOHT AFTER A. CHASE. M tf Ae lie Ran lie Teok On and Threw Awar y Overcoat ll Und Probably Stoleu. jj Tho fomlly of I. W. Bamberger of 05 Wesl 'j Fifty-sixth street board a nolso ln tho front hall last ovening while dining. All hands ran t upstairs and saw n man handling tbe coats on ' the rack. He Immediately oponcd tho door and A fled toward Sixth atenuo vtith several of the 9 family in pursuit. As ho ran ho pooled off an , overcoat nnd left It behind him. Ho was caught j at Seventh atcnuo by Policeman Welsh of the i. East Firty-flrst street station. Ho said his name was Oeorge Kills of 2101 Eighth uvenus, There ft Is no such number. f: Tho coat which tho man threw away had the natno of Dr. Augustus II, Brown, 202 West 4 'Ihlrtj -sixth stroet, on a tag sowed no tho Insldo ' of the ollar. Mrs. Bamberger bii)s that tho prisoner Is tho man whom nlio caught ste.iliti t two coats from ber front hall some tlmo nyo. - national Safety Match Company Pnjolned. ? Chicago, Feb. 3. Judgo Grosscup of ths United States Circuit Court to-da) Issued an order making perpetual tho temporary Injunc d, tlon restraining tho National Safety Match Company from manufacturing friction mutchc. Thu Diamond Match Company assorted lhat , the defendant!) were Infringing on their patent rights. Tho defendants contended that they -. had a ilk'lu to manufacture tilalun man lien, ns tho kind they made differed materially from .' those iiiikIu by tho plaliilitfs. Judgo Orosscup 1 decided that there was an Infringement. "', lilllrd n Pupil ttliu Una Atiarklng lllin. BlHMI.MillAM, Ala., Feb. 3. Jumos Wilson nnd I John Moore, two students at thu Yantly Creek J Academy, In tho lower part of tho Ktutonertr thu Mississippi line, pngaged In a fight during the noon nttssjistinluy. John Phillips, llieprlncl- pal of thu scliuul, went to separate them, II- i eon wiianrmod wilhttcluh. Whin thu professor i stepped in to stop the light W IImjii turned on t him. Prof, Phillips grabbed n Iwsobttll bat and J. In sclfdefemo fctruck young Wilkon nsbenn- J prnuchoJ. Wilson was kuucLed senseless aud f died in a fow hours, j f. Piillers-lu to Wfir Union Badges. It was announced yesterday that hereafter all ) tbe pullers-ln ln Baxter street will wear a union ; button. The term "puller-ln" has been abolished ln the " Bay," and tbe members of tbe union f call themselves tho United Clothing Salsimta. ) JJlSiShlJi.M.tLEX.lJLl,. .v ..i,f