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NEW YORK SENATORS Favor Interference in Cuban Affairs RECOGNITION IS NOT ASKED SUCH ACTION REQUESTED AS WILL BRING PEACE Absence of Report From Consul Gen eral Lee Didicates That Condi tions Are Unchanged Associated Press Special Wire ALBANY, N. Y\, Jan. 31.—The senate by a vote nf 25 to it adopted the assembl] resolution in favor of the general gov ernment's taking such action to restor< pence In Cuba as seemed wise, The bel ligerency substitute introduced by tht Democrats was defeated. NO WORD FROM LEE WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—N0 word has been received at the state depart ment from Consul General Lee since Saturday last, which ls taken as an in dication that all is quiet there and that the situation remains unchanged. The department has hern informed that the Spanish authorities in Havana had seized certain supplies consigned to a private Individual, but there is no cause for complaint In this incident, In asmuch as the agreement by the de partment with Spanish authorities for the free admission of supplies for the suffering Cuban looked to the consign ment of all such supplies to Consul Gen eral Lee and the exclusion of individuals from the privileges of free admission of goods, a provision necessary to prevent frauds upon the customs revenues. WILL RELIEVE THE MAINE KEY" WEST, Fla., Jan. 31.—The cruis er Montgomery arrived here this after noon from the Tortugas, After coaling, it is said that she will proceed to Havana to relieve the Maine, which will go to New Orleans. NO ORDERS GIVEN WASHINGTON. Jan. 31.—At the navy department It was said that there wer* no changes contemplated in the Maine's orders for a week at least, and that th- Montgomery has not been ordered i relieve her. A NOISY BOMB HAVANA, Jan. 31—About midnight a man named Luis Coro Lazo, who recent ly returned to Cuba from the African prisons, exploded a bomb at the prlvati residence of the ex-Mayor of Havana. Senor Miguel Diaz. The noise of the ex ploslon was heard throughout Havana, although the scene of the explosion was at Jesus Del Monte. The door was broken and a large hole made in the house. The I'iaz family and those Inhabiting neighboring houses, were panic-strick en. Lazo drove to Jesus Del Monte from Havana in a cab. He was captured while attempting to escape. Senor Diaz says he does not know Lazo and believes he I has political accomplices. AFFAIRS AT MADRID MADRID, Jan. 31.—The students re assembled today with the object of mak ing a demonstration against the Pro gresso office,but the precautions adopte l by the police prevented the young men from approaching the offices of the newspaper. At the cabinet council today Senor Cullon, the foreign minister, announced that the relations of Spam with the I'nited States were good, and lie ex pressed a hope that a commercial under standing would soon be arranged. MONEY FOR CUBANS NEW YORK, Jan. 31.—Dr. Sanchez Agramonte, Surgeon-Oeneral in the Cu ban insurgent army, has arrived from Europe, bringing (40,000 raised in Paris for the Cuban cause. Dr. Agramonte says that popular sen timent in France is strongly in favor of success for the Cubans. "Amongpeo ple of all classes," he said, "there is a desire that Cuba bo freed. The French government is restrained from taking any action in favor of Cuba by the French interest in Spanish bonds. "A part of my mission abroad was to place before the fled Cross societies of the different nations the manner in ■which can- sick and wounded have- been treated in Cuba. I seni a manifesto to the Red Cross Congress in Vienna and talked with prominent physicians and officials with a view of inducing Fiance and other nations to br ing pres sure to bear upon Spain to recognize our Red Cross organization in Cuba. All that we want is to have our wounded treated like those ~f other nations." Dr. Agramonte said that in this mat ter he had been promised the aid of persons of influence, but he did not know whether Spain would grant their requ'-st or not. RUIZ' REMAINS HAVANA, .tan. 31.—The body of Lieu tenant-Colonel Ruiz was brought to Camp Florida, where it was received with military honors. Theme the re mains were taken by train to Quinta Mo lina, Havana, the residence of the Cap-I tain-Oencral, where tl,. body is lying' ln state. Captain-'. r ,,i Blanco sailed today from Santiago de Cuba for the north coast of the island. SINEWS ' IF war NEW YORK, Jan. 31, Th steamer La Dretagne, whir l, arrh ! from Frame j yesterday, brought 3100,000 in gold in I transit to Cuba. A CRETAN CRISIS Will Result if Prince George Be comes Governoi NEW YORK, Jan. 31.—A dispatch to the Commercial Advertiser from Lon- - don says: There j K an impression her,, that the sultan In the end will be com pelled lo accept Prince George as gi v ernor of Crete, it is strong enough to provoke discussion of the consequences namely, that the Turks, with Moham medan feeling aroused, will be less dis posed than ever to evacuate Thessaly, und that the Balkan stales, already dis- 1 turhed and restless, will be likely to ask compensation for Greece's virtual i gain of Crete. The European concert, I as to the near east, is temporarily dis solved, with Germany and Austria on one side and the other powers on the other, but it is not beyond re-establish ment. The Greeks are likely to be calmer and more content with the dynasty, but there are fears of worse than the existing anarchy for a time in Greece, with the Turks clustered about Canea and jealous Cretan clan chiefs ready to provoke disorder. ASKED TO RESIGN For Voting for the Teller Silver Resolution ALBANY, N. V., Jan. .ll—Assembly man Weeks of New York city startled the assembly and its 2000 spectators to day by the introduction of a resolu tion censuring anil requesting the res ignation of Edward Murphy, jr., senior I'nited States senator from this state, for voting for the Teller silver resolu tion. The resolution was a complete surprise. It brought to their feet a number of members of the minority with objections. They could not object to the introduction of the resolution, but they signified their intention to debate the proposition, and under the rules of the house it had to go over to be printed. Assemblyman Weeks stated that he was willing that it be laid aside, with the understanding that it be made a special order at S:,10 oclock on next Mon day evening. That course was pursued. LED THE IRON BRIGADE V BATTLES WHICH ARE NOW HISTORIC General nnd Governor Plaisted Passes Away at Three Score Years and Ten BANGOR, Me.. Jan. 31.—Ex-Governor Harris M. Plaisted. who died Sunday, was born at Jefferson. N. H.. Novembei 21, IS2S. He worked on his father's fain until he was 17 years old, and then ac quired a college education by teaohlm school during portions of the year, afte which he was principal of the Water vllie Liberal Institute and later Superii: tendent of Schools. He was graduate from the Albany School of Law in 1851 and practiced law in Bangor until At gust, IS6I. when he enlisted for the we EX-GOV ICR NOR PLAISTED in the Eleventh Maine regiment, lb was commissioned Lleutenant-Colonei October ::. 1881; Colonel, May 12, 1862 I and commanded his regiment in tin peninsula campaign of 1862, taking part jin the siege of Yorktown, Va., and th* battles of Williamsburg and Fair Oaks and the Seven Days' battle. He was a Brigadier-General, commanding a bri gade in the siege of Charleston in 156.1. and in the great campaign of 1864-S against Richmond and Petersburg, ii which his brigade (the - Iron Brigade") had men killed and wounded on fifty nine days, losing 1385 out of 2698. While in the service his commani never moved to the front without him He was twice promoted by the President for "gallant conduct in the field," am" I was warmly commended by all his com manders. General Plaisted returned to the prac tice of law at Bangor, lie served twi terms in the Legislature, three terms a.- Attorney-General of the State, an,! igained distinction as a lawyer and an orator. General Plaisted was elected to the Forty-fourth Congress as a Republican. In 187S he left his party, having taken a stand for government currency as op posed to bank currency, and he wai nominated as the Fusion candidate foi Governor in lssn and was elected foi two years. At that time the greenback movement was strong, ami the Maim elections excited prodigious interest throughout the country. Merciless Robbers OUTHRIE, Okla., Jan. 31.—Two masked men broke into tin residence of Louis A. Stanwood, a recluse near Har vey, and tortured him by sticking a knife into his limbs and burning ofl his hair and his whiskers until he gavi up all the money he had. amounting to but a few dollars. They next visile,] thi home of John Hensley and robbed him. Btopped J. C. McGartland on the road, robbed him id his money and were gojne. p. a fourth place when scared off. Luther W. aver and Will Henderson, sons of prominent farmers, were arrested later, i barged with the crime, which in this territory is punishable by Imprisonment tor life. A School Question STOCKTON, Jan. 31.—Judge Budd this morning wave a decision ln the case of J. n*. Southrey against the city, which partially decides the school question here. Four or fiv< hundred children from the outlying districts have been attending school in the city for the past twenty-live years, by virtue of a contract which a former school hoard had no right to make. The city hoard last fall suht down on the practice, and suit was brought to compel them to admit the children. Judge Budd holds to the opinion of tin- city attorney, and after tin- e|,,se ~| the present year all Willi xeluded. They are now .attend ing pending the decision today rendered. Seven More Ballots nasi I villi:. Term., Jan. 31.—The Dem ocratic legislative caucus took seven bal lots tonlghl In their efforts to agree upon a candidate for United States senator. There was no material change. LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY i, tS9& PROF. ROHDE REFUSES P TO FACE THE MUSIC AT "BRO." ; PITMAN'S CHURCH L ■ 1 The Pastor Was Amazed and Pained, Likewise So Sore—Rohde Loses His Seat There were not more than fifteen per sons present last evening in the lecture room of Brother Pitman's church at the proposed trial of Professor Rohde and they were members of the official board. They were slow in assembling and the earlier comers sat around in small groups discussing the situation and watching the door anxiously for the appearance of the victim. The minutes wore on hut the professor did not show up. The meeting was finally called to order with the election of Professor Francis as chairman, fol lowed with prayer on the part of Brother Pitman. The secretary stated that the object of the meeting was to listen to charges against Professor Rohde for statements made on the witness stand at the investigation of the board of edu cation. Professor Keppel then read the fol lowing letter: LOB ANGELES, Jan. 31, IS9S. To the United Brethren Church, corner of Pico and Hope streets: Having sent to you in December. 1897, my resignation as a member nf your church, through the ■ kindness of Mr. Keppel, 1 cannot consider j myself a member of your church any more; and as I have no more to say, as already stated, 1 do not think it necessary . to repeat It. Respectfully, C. J. ROHDE. , Mr. Keppel stated that in a personal interview he had with Professor Rohde, he stated that it was not his intention to make such a statement and that he was not compelled to Join the church. Brother Pitman then arose and said that though'he was not in the state when Mr, Rohde'S testimony was given, he was amazed tind pained that the pro fessor should have made such asser tions. It was true that he was a mem ber of the hoard of education when Mr. Ftohde became a member but he had received his appointment as teacher in June and did not Join the church until October, The gentleman had ap proached him several times about join ing the church but he did not look upon it very favorably, as he did not consider the motive good. He suspected that the professor was taking the step to make bis position assured. On one occasion he found Professor Rohde had heen waiting at his home for him for some time and had been talking to Mrs. Pit mar, about the matter. After convers ing with them some time Rohde said: Why. you people don't seem to want me to Join your church." Mr. Pitman had replied that If his motive was sin cere they wanted him. Mr. Pitman afterward changed his ■ pinion of the man and felt regret that he had misjudged him. The statements he made on the witness stand were "wholly false without a single solitary grain 'if truth." Had ho admitted all who applied there would probably not be a debt of |3000 on the building as now. The speaker said he was not there to (h fenil himself, he did not need it, ; hut since tljis investigation began he had been poinded on all sides. In fact there was not a spot on him that was not sore. | Mrs. Pitman confirmed her husband's statements. Professor Rohde had stat d t" her that he wanted to live to join his children in the other world. I Professor Keppel stated that Mr. j Rohde said to him that ho was net com- , | pelied to join the church hut that he was ]hi id up on dedication day for $10. The i minister said from the pulpit: "Don't i let him ii' t out." Mr. Keppel attributed, ihat impression on Mr. Rohde's part to i his ignorance of church dedications, as j such expressions were customary on Blmilar occasions, The doors were all open: one had no latch on it and another I was held open by a member, Rohde ex pressed regret in June last that he could not contribute his proportion of the pastor's salary, but would do so as soon as the mortgage on his house was paid off and that did not sound as though he! had been compelled to Join. The chairman expressed regrel that Professor Rohde was not present to speak for himself. Professor- Keppel' said that as the church had refused to accept Mr. Rohde's resignation and as he had declined to appear, there was only one course left for the Official board to pursue and that was to dismiss him under chargis. and therefore be would so move. The chairman put the motion and though but one voice ventured to say "aye" audibly, it was declared car ried and tin- meeting adjourned. ♦--»- ON THE TURF The Sure Winner Never Passed the ', Post SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. St.—ln the seven furlongs race at Ingleside today Kamsin, ridden by Shields, was left at : the post with Walter J., and thousands of dollars were burnt up, asKamadn was the favorite in the betting, and the fact that a suspiciously low price was laid against that horse for the place and showing a trace of bad flavor. Polish looked like the winner, but Meadow Lark came with a great rush and nipped him out in the last stride or two. There Is absolutely no doubt that Kamsin would have won If he had started, but the fact that I to 2 was offered against him for the show gives the race a de cidedly ugly look. The judges suspended Shields indefinitely. Weather cloudy; track fast. Results: Three and one-half furlongs, two year-olds—Olinthus won. Gold Scratch second, Milt Young third: time, :43. Seven furlongs—George Miller won, Treachery second, Jack Martin third; time, 1:28^. Seven furlongs—Meadow Lark won, Polish second, Olive third; time, 1:29V4- One mile —Geyser won. Libertine sec ond, imp. Tripping third; time, Utl%. Seven furlongs—Glorla.n won. Official second, George Le<> third; time. 1:28^. One mile and one-sixteenth—Myth won, Hazard secontl, Tulare third; time. l:4«tt. Ingleside Race Entries The following are the entries and weights for the races to be run at Ingleside'track. 6an Francisco, todsy. Commissions received and placed by the Los Angeles Turf club, Black & Co., at Agricultural Park. Take Main street cars. Down town office In rear of No. 143 S. Broadway. Combination bet ting at 12 oclock. First quotations received at 1:30 p. m. First race, one-half mile, purse—Apronn 103. Louis E. Hooker 105, Onbu 105, Mlnuke 105, Nlrhan log, Balllster 107, Tom Spencer. 107: Forest Guard, 107; Indominus 107, Town Topics 107. Ris Frio 107. Musculoda 107, Approbation 110. Contado 110. Ordago 110. Hohenlohe 110. Defiant HO. Chihuahua 119. Couple Mus culado and Approbation as Pursh'S en- try. Second race, live-eighths of a mile, al lowances—liermaso 101. Bryar Sweet 101 Eddie Jones lilts, Jetlldero 107, Ten Rose 111 BROTHER PITMAN 11107, Lucky Dan 113, Montgomery 113. Cae ! Parian 116 .Lucky Dog 111, ! Third race, three-fourths of a mile, purse I —Roulette Wheel 96, Claudiana US, Bow and [Arrow H7. Charmlon 100, Peregua 100, I'ing | 100, Hacienda 1"U. Pasha 102, Xl Roca 102. i Royal Prize ioj, RoachelOS. | fourth race, one mile, selling—Dr. Ber nays 106, Li Hung Chang 10T, Tenrlca 107. i.Mlstieton 109, The Dipper 109. j Fifth race, one and oty-eight miles, sell | ing—Fashion Plate In 2, Rafaela KB, Ru \ falba 1"2. Lena 104. Alvin K. 106. Tom An derson lc7. Donation 109, Can't Dance 111. Fred Gardner 112. j Sixth race, one mile, allowances—Ficur de Lis 104, Libertine 114. 'Ostler Joe 114. Buck Massie 111. YOUNG EDISON Builds a Balloon, But He Never Con sulted His Father NEW YORK. Jan. 31.—Thos. A. Kdi i sen. Jr., Is experimenting with an air > ship which he believes will be successful. ! The ship is the invention of Frank Sauther of Milwaukee, Wis., but Edison hit by accident upon a gas which he be lieves is the only thing required to make the ship a practical thing. Sails were substituted instead of any propelling power. Mr. Edison says: "It was at tills point that I conceived the really new principle. It struck me that it would be a good idea to inflate the sails with gas. thus making them servo as balloons, as well as supplying the sail ing power. It would not do to make baggy balloons of the sails, so they were divided into numerous compartments, which, when inflated, resemble water bags. The tubes running to the bal loons were tapped into a place to supply gas for the main sail, and rubber tubes I carried the gas to the two Jibs. The compartments of the main sail were con nected by narrow openings, the gas thus flowing freely through the entire sail. "A rudder completed the airship. Af ter many failures we were successful. ' The ship actually flew and we succeeded in Bteerlng it. I believe that the inflated I sail idea is the one that Is going to solve tho aerial navigation problem." A MIXED-UP MESS In Which a Sand Bag Plays a Part STOCKTON, Cal., Jan. 81.—It vas learned at the police office this after noon lh.it last night H. E. Finnison was mysteriously assaulted at his residence In the City Homestead, a suburb. Fin nison went out into his yard, in the dark - ni ss to do something. He was suddenly seized and held by a woman. At the same instant he saw two men in front of him. Then everything became a blank. As discovered afterwards, he was struck on th" hack of the head and rendered un conscious. His wife found him wander ing around the premises, out of hishead. Winn accosted by her, he said: "You want to poison me." Today the man recovered his reason. He said he could remember now that the remark he made to his wife was a repe ' tltion of what the woman said who seised him just before he was struck. Finnison is the man who swore to the .complaint against Chas. Burns a few j days ago, charging him with disturbing j the peace of himself and his wife. He ! was mixed up in the trouble between ! Burns and the latter's spouse, a girl of !15 years. THE IRON HAND MAIMED i MISS MAE OWEN REINSTATED AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHES A Lively Session of the Board of Edu cation—Appraisement of the Pico Heights Insurance It had been expected that there would be an election ot a secretary and a super intendent of buildings at the adjourned rieettng of the board of education last night, and the lobby of the assembly room was crowded. There was no elec tion, however, but the crowd was not disappointed in the way of interesting proceedings, for there were more wran gles than have characterized a session of the board for some time. At 7:30 oclock the board was called to order, but, as the committee on teuchers was not ready to report, a recess was taken. For nearly an hour the members of that committee were closeted. Tht reason for this delay was disclosed whei the report was made and In the tight which the remnant of the "Solid Six" made against Its adoption. The report of the building eommittei was the first business considered. Chair man Kubach reported that certnin irreg ularities existed in the leases of thi school rooms used to accommodate thi children in Pico Heights, and the com mittee was instructed to correct th errors and officially sign the leases foi the board. In regard to the insurance on the Plct Heights school, which was recentl> burned. Mr. Kubach reported that tht insurance on the place was $7100. Thi Insurance adjusters had refused to pay the full amounts of the policies, but. aftei everal conferences, had offered to pay $,">7t>o.4ti. This the committee did not fee like accepting, unless the entire hoard concurred in the notion. Mr, Kubach stated that the loss on the building hat heen total, and he did not helieve it accepting the adjusters' figures. Hi asked that the matter be settled by ap praisement, the board to appoint om appraiser and the companies one, thesi two to choose a third. The matter wa: finally referred back to the building com mtttee, with power to act. Chairman Bartlett, to whom was re (erred the petition of the Army am Navy Republican league as to the prop .■r instruction of the pupils of the pub lie Schools In American history. aske< for further time In which to make a re port. It was granted. The teachers' committee then made it: report, which was as follows: Your committee on teachers begs leave t< report as follows: Recommend that the resignation of Mis 'ora Qechtell be accepted. Recommend that leave of ahsenee b -inted Miss Lily K. Prince to March 2t IS?S. liecommend that the leave of ahsenc heretofore granted to Ethel Qeddei b terminated, and that she be notified tore port to the superintendent- Recommend further that at the begin ning of next term Miss I.una Murphy b transferred from the Hays-street gehoi md made kindergarten director of th Swaln-street school: that Miss Ethi Sandeman be transferred from the Chest nut-street school and appointed kinder garten assistant In the Kwaln-stree school; that Miss Addle Poran he trans ferred from the dates-street school am made kindergarten director of the Hayet street school. Recommend that Miss Mac Owen an .Miss Gertrude Morgan be elected teacher for the grammar and primary department and that they be assigned to duty by th superintendent, J H. BRALY, X. P. CONREY. It was the last paragraph of this repor; which caused the wrangle which foi lowed the reading of the report. Hi Poor's motion to consider the reporf a< seriatim was lost. Then Webb took th lloor in opposition to the adoption of th' report. This was not unexpected, con sidering the flsrht that he had made 01 this very matter while he was under in vestigation. He asserted that it was nm fair that one teacher who had been Mihran^ POSITIVELY LAST Auction Today, Tuesday, february 1, At 8 I". M. GENUINE RARE , TURKISH RUGS Will he sold (nit fur anything, and this will he positively the last chance. BEN. RHOADES, Auctioneer. Allen's Press Clipping Biireau •AS West Second Street I.OH Ang-eleN, furnish advance reports on all contract work, such as sewers, reservoirs, irrigation and pomp in;,' plants and public building! Personal clip plnKs from nil papers in tho I'nited states. Garland Stoves and Ranges "The World's Best" Michigan Stoves and Ranges Always Dependable iNwt Id Quality to "Garlands" dropped should be taken back unless all those dropped who were similarly mark ed were reinstated. He moved that that portion of the report which referred lo Miss Owen be stricken out This motion was seconded by Bartlett and soon the discussion waxed warm. Dr. Mat bis wanted to know What the markings had been on Miss Owen's ability as a teacher, and Professors Foshay and Ennls ex plained the matter, the latter stating that he considered "fair" the proper rat ing for this teacher. Still Webb contin ued his fight, with Poor and Bartlett's support. There was an hour's dlsucs slon In which Webb took a leading part. His amendment was finally defeated, Webb, Poor and Bartlett voting for It. Tbe report of the committee was then adopted by the same vote. Director Conrey moved that when the board adjourn It be to meet again ln adjourned session Tuesday, February s. This, too, was objected to by Webb, who openly charged the other side with the Intention to try to elect n secretary and superintendent of buildings then. Mr. McEnerny said that he was tired of these adjourned sessions, nnd wanted the meeting to go over to the next regu lar session. It was suggested that there were certain matters which Mr. Kubach desired to report ahd that he would not be a member of the board at the next regular meeting. This caused an ex change of courtesies between Meßsrs. Mslnerny and Kubach. The latter Anal ly stated that there were several Import ant matters which he desired to place ►efore the board, and Mr. Mclnerny at mcc agreed to vote for the motion. It was adopted by a vote of five to four, Webb, Poor, Bartlett and Mathls voting in the negative. At the suggestion of Mr. Bartlett $10 .vas appropriated to pay the expenses of securing the use of a theater for the rraduatlon exercises of the high school graduating class. The board then ad journed. Traffic Delayed XEW YORK, Jan. 31.-Since 3 oclock 'his morning snow has been falling in this •Ity and vicinity, nnd tonight a west wind md falling temperature call forth many predictions of a blizzard. Trains on rail ways terminating In Greater New York md Jersey City Were delayed by the storm, nit not to any great extent. The storm itarted like the blizzard of March 12. ISS,\ hat tied up traffic in this city for several lays. Shortridge Is Well SAN JOSK. Jan. 31.—At midnight word was received from Ollroy hot springs Ihnt harles A. Shortrldge was so far Im proved that he would be able to leave for his city on Thursday. During the day ie walked about the hall and gave evl lence of strength It was not supposed he possessed. x Values Entirely x g Disregarded in the X 1 Gigantic | | Reductions | V Ordered by the Trustees to Hasten the x X Clearance of Everything Preparatory to X x Closing Up x 5 OF OUR LOS ANGELES STORE V g A Week of o x Prodigious Bargains g 2o• # o o of our patrons having book accounts are O X urgently requested to call at once and settle their X O balances. .** > jfi j» ** j* j* Q V No Samples Given and no Goods Exchanged during this sale V V Store to Let Fixtures For Sale X §00000000^^ ——' flfe, NEW AND SECOND-HAND Carpets, Mattings, furniture fjp|k and StOVeS At lowest Prices y I. T. MARTIN, 531-533 S. Spring St. g WHOLESALE FUEL NEW PIRM I! | Back Diamonds rf§) /tfss\ 7V\ 17 All Kinds by the j j 8 and Wellington Ton or Car Lot j| v Wood of all varieties constantly on hand, aire ns a trial. j 5 Tel. Main 1599. CLARK BROS., Corner Seven th St. and Santa F» Trattk j ENFORCED AT LAST SALOONS MUST REMAIN OXOSED . SUNDAYS AND AFTER 18 M Nina Complaints Filed Yesterday and Warrants Issued—Folic* Commission to Act For nttme nt least the saloon mid night and Sunday closing ordinance ls to be rigidly enforced by the police depart ment. Nine complaints were filed In the police court yesterday afternoon against saloon men and warrants were Issued upon them. The warrants were placed In the hands of Special Officer W. A. Moore, who at once left the building, re fusing, of course, to state whom- the complaints were against. No arrests were made upon them up to 3 o'clock this morning so far as the records at the police sitation show, but It is possible that Moore may have taken bonds from the saloon men and instructed them tt appear In court today. The effect of this action by the police department upon the saloons ln the business portion of the city last night was very marked. Saloons which had not been closed, night or day for months, were dark and deserted. The rounders had either to do without liquor, resort to the clubs or work the restaurant game. It ls expected that the police commis sion will take a hand in the matter and take cognizant of the arrests that are made for violations of the closing or dinance. More than one of the com missioners are said to lie In favor of adopting a rule to the effect that when ever a saloon man is twice convicted on such a charge his license shall be re voked. A Cable Celebration KINGSTON. Jamaica, via Bermuda, Jan. 31.—The opening of the new cable, via Turks Island and Bermuda, was celebrat ed today. It gives the I'nited States and Canada a competitive route for cable grams to the West Indies, connecting as It does with the service of the Commercial Cable and Postal Telegram companies. A German Duel BERLIN, Jan. 31.—1-okal Anzleger con firms the report of a duel between Count William Bismarck, president of East Prus sia and second son of Prince Bismarck, and Herr Maubach, the chief presidential counsellor. The encounter grew out of a disrespectful allusion by Herr Maubach to Countess William Bismarck.