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MtW $ I 5dMJgPHiPip 7 ' Falr and warmer; southerly winds.
tkeble opposition develops in
, the county committee.
' 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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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.
Pellea Arrest tbe Combatants, Flxhty-rour In
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Twenty Idvea I-ost In tbe Dlstnrbanoes tn Asia
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
Us Thus Cbaracterlsca Ibe Quay Leadership In
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
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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."
" 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
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.
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,
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
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
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
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. )
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