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The news of the day is the enforced retirement ot the British from the Colesberg district under heavy Boer pressure, and probably after brisk fighting. Thus, at a time when Lord Roberts is apparently able to jjush an army Into the Free State, the Boers make a counter stroke in unknown, but seemingly great force, not far from the vital line of railway connecting De Aar and Orange river. Military observer do not regard this as more than a men ace. Nevertheless, the news produces an unpleasant impression here. , General French had maneuvered the Boers out of Bensberg in December. Jan uary 1, it was reported that he could take Colesberg In two days with re-enforcements. These were sent, but the Boers were also re-enforced. Since then the British lines have been e(ended east and west, so that at the opening of this week they constituted a great horseshoe, 25 miles In length. The lines were not con tinuous, but all the strong positions were held. General French, -when he joined tSeneral Roberts, took most of his cavalry. Gen eral Clements was left with the infantry to hold the Boers In check, nut Command ant Delaney, with a double turning move ment, has compelled the British to con centrate at Rensberg, besides threaten ing Roberts' communications. The Boer mastery of the district has caused a spread of the insurrection, but this, no doubt, will be promptly suppressed, as large British forces are available not far away. The Indications as to General Buller's Immediate intentions ate contradictory. One informant, who has Intimate rela tions with the war office, predicts a move ment wthln the next day or two. A num ber of correspondents who have been with General Buller have gone to Durban for a few days' rest, under the Impression that nothing is to be done Immediately. The war office has directed the Eighth division of 10,000 men to prepare to go out. Library Association of Portland Jtttt STREET Between SevctU oi hit 24,000 volumes and over 200 periodicals $5,00 a year or $1.50 a quarter Two books allowed on all subscriptions HOURS From 9:09 A. M. to 9:00 P. M. dally, except Sundays and hotldaw SHOE BARGAINS 2 DAYS MORE Misses School Shees, sizes 12 to 2, values to $2.59, square or narrow tees, at 75c Children's School Shoes, sizes 6 to 11, values te $1.75, at ,.....75c EX.Qoddard&Co. OREGONIAN BUILDING The Best They 22 Can say ofrother glasses is that they are "just as good" as Reed's glasses. A word to the wise is sufficient WALTER REED Eye Specialist l 133v SIXTH STREET OUOGONIAX BTJILDIXG The Fighting: on the Advance Line. LONDON, Feb. 14 A dispatch to the Daily Mall frpm Rensberg, dated yester day, says: "There has been hard fighting for some days near Colesberg, the Boers making strenuous efforts to outflank the British left The enemy occupies strong positions from Achterlang, through Potfontein, to a point five miles south of Jasfonteln. "The fighting at the outpost camps has been very severe during the last few days. 'astarday, the. Boers attacked the post rstcvtnas nGQisleSDBri and after dark iLwas considered to withdraw to Rensberg.. Our losses are not yet known. On the left the West Aus tralians, Wlltshlres and Berkshlres had hot fighting, but held their positions against long odds. The Boer losses were considerable. "Owing to the growing difficulties expe rienced by cowboys in reaching the camps, all the latter were vacated last night, and the troops withdrew to Rensberg. The Boers are burning the farms of the loyal ists, but the latter have contrived to get away with their stock." ersberg It la learned- that 200 Boers were, killed or wounded during MacDonald'a" reconnolssance. There is no confirmation of the reported sortie of British troop from Ladysmlth, nor of the Boer outflanking movement. A report comes from Durban that the British artillery forced the Boers to eval uate their camp on Ilangwana hill, south of Colenso. It would be an Important ad vantage if the British were able to occu py that position. The absence of General French from Rensberg district appears to have given the Boers an opportunity for renewed ac tivity. They have apparently extended" their attack on the British lines and are .meeting with minor success, having con siderable moral effect on the border col onists. The Boer Invasion of Zululand has jCaused keen anxiety apart from the fact that it threatens Buller's supplies. It is difficult, to belleye that the Zulus can long be kept quiescent, while their cat tle are commandeered and the country overrun by their hereditary foes. Friends of Cecil Rhodes are becoming alarmed- at his possible fate and have sent an emissary to see Dr. Leyds, dip lomatic agent of the Boers In Europe, In regard to the probable course the Boers would pursue in the event of his capture. Dr. Leyds assured the Intermediaries that the Boers did not intend to kill Mr. Rhodes, but he added they would certain ly hold him as hostage until indemnity for the Jameson raid was paid In view of developments since the raid, tbe Boers have also decided to double the amount of, ind-emnity demanded, so Rhodes' friends will have to hand over $10,000,000 before he Is released. It Is also learned definitely that Jameson Is still at Ladysmlth, in spite of all conflicting reports. A semi-official paragraph Is published In the Globe this afternoon, saying that Germany does not contemplate interven tion. The German government, it is add ed, doesrTiot consider Itself concerned In the future status or existence of the Boer republics. An undated dispatch from Mafeklng via Gaberones, February 2, says: "Colonel Baden-Powell has received a communication from. Lord Roberts prom ising that relief would be sent in a few weeks The food will last. The garrison j Is as game as ever. The Boers have ex pressed their Intention not to fight, but to starve us out. All well." A private telegram received here says: "The forces commanded by General "Wood have moved up from the southward and seized Southpan's drlft.whlch he now holds." The war office has posted a dispatch from Colonel Kekewich, dated February 11, to the effect that KImberley was bom barded throughout February 8. During the morning of February 9 a small Infantry engagement lasting two hours occurred at Alexandersfontein. The situation otherwise Is unchanged. A revised list of the British casualties at Potgleter's Drift from February 5 to February 7 shows 26 killed, 319 wounded, 5 missing. The fact that General Buller's dispatch revising the casualties is dated from Cheveley is taken In some quarters as an indication that General Buller has removed his headquarters to that place. There la nothing to Indicate whether or not he left any large force at Springfield. ASKS FOR RECEIVER FrjcK's Su'it Against the Carnegie Steel Company. ATTEMPT' TO FREEZE HIM OUT Alleged Krimdolent Scheme to Get N the Chairman's Interest In the TVorks at Halt Price. Boer Conditions of Pence. "NEW YORK, Feb. 13.-rA dispatch to the c,5" British Outposts Driven In. RENSBERG, Feb. 12. Evening. The Boers have again driven in the British outposts on the western flank today, all outposts at Bastard's Nek, Hobiklrk'a windmill and other points retiring to Mae der's farm. There were several casual ties, but the details have not yet been re ceived February 13. The Boers are actively pressing around RensbeTg. The British force under Lieutenant-Colonel Page, con sisting of a section of artillery and 154 cavalry, which had reached Sllngersfon toln February 10, has been compelled ta fall back on Rensberg, owing to its east ern flank being threatened. Yesterday's retirement of the western outposts Included the withdrawal from Coleskoop and all surrounding posts. The Boers placed a 40-pounder at Bastard's Nek, commanding the surrounding coun try, and successfully shelled the British positions. The Boers numbered some thousands, and were five to one wherever fighting occurred. The British are chafing under the necessity of retreat from their posts, some of which they had held since New Year's. The British now have a camp west of Rensberg. They safely brought off the guns from Coleskoop. ported to have said In an interview: Herald from Paris says: "The war is the beginnlngof the col lapse of England's power In South Afri ca. The longer the war lasts, the heavier will be the conditions of peace; for Eng land will not come out of it without giv ing important concessions." The y.oung Transvaaler, secretary of the legation, added: 'Both republics will have full freedom and Independence. Further, England will have to give up those parts of Cape Col ony, Natal and Bechuanaland, where the Inhabitants have thrown in their lot with the republics, for they must not be left In the lurch." PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 13. Henry Frlck filed a bill in equity today, In the court of common Dleas No. . 1. of Allegheny county, against Andrew. Carnegie and tfie Carnegie Steel Company, Ltd., praying. "First, for a decree that the pretended transfer of his interests in" the company was and is null and void, and that he is still the owner of all such interest and is entitled In every lawiul way to represent and act for the same. "Second, for an Injunction restraining the defendants from any Interference with his Interest In. the said company, and from excluding him from participation in the care and management of the assets and business. "Third, a decree ordering the defendants to cancel upon the books of the firm any assignment or transfer heretofore made or pretended to be made to said associa tion of the plaintiff's interest in the firm. "Fourth, a decree ordering the defen dants to cancel and erase all interests upon the books of the firm of the Car negie Steel Company, Ltd., of unfair and Improper valuations of its assets and of the plaintiff 's interest therein, and to cause the said books so to be kept as fairly and fully to show the real value of the Carnegie Steel Company, Ltd., and the plaintiff's Interests therein. "Fifth In case the defendants shall re fuse the offers made by the plaintiff and shall refuge to continue the said business and allow Uxa, to participate In the man agement and control thereof and of the properties of the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, In conjunction with themselves, and shall Insist upon the exclusive man agement by themselves of said business and assets, and shall continue to exclude the plaintiff from his Interest In the busi ness and assets of the said firm that the court will, thereupon, allow the plaintiff to declare the said firm of the Carnegie Steel Company. Limited, dissolyed, and appoint a receiver to take charge of all the business and assets of the said firm, permitting said receiver to fulfill the un performed contracts and do whatever shall be necessary In and about the prop er liquidation of its affairs, and that, after the conversion of the entire assets of the company into money and the payment of the debts of the said company, the court will then contribute the balance thereof among the partners In proportion to their interests. "Sixth That an account be taken be tween Carnegie and the plaintiff whereby Carnecie shall be charged with all the losses, expenses and damag he has caused by his Illegal and fraudulent conduct; and that if Carnegie persists in his said which, if successful, would enable Carne gie, Carnegie hoped, to confiscate Frlck's Interest in the firm at probably not much over 33 per cent of its real value; that Is, say, not over $000,000 for what, on the basis of Carnegie's option, was worth $16,23S,000. This scheme, Frlck says, he can prove was to reinstate and make op erative an unexecuted and abandoned so called ironclad agreement of. 1S67, wbleh related solely to Carnegie Bros. & Co., Ltd., and never did include the Carnegie Steel Company, Ltd.; and also to attempt to make binding on Frlck another so-called ironclad agreement of 1S92 which Carnegie never before had executed, which Henry Phipps had always refused to execute and which many other partners had never signed. This agreement, contemplated In 1892, Carnegie knew, as Frlck bow alleges, was absolutely void in 1SB9, and yet Car negie appeared at a nfeetlng of the board of managers of the Carnegie Steel Com pany, Ltd., held January 8, 1900, in Frlck's absence, and passed false and misleading resolutions whereby he attempted to make operative and reinstate the so-called iron-1 clad agreement qf 18S7 and also directed his copartners to sign the so-called agree ment of 1892, which, neither he nor many of thom had theretofore executed. AH this, It Is alleged, Carnegie did secretly and purposely ceancealed the knowledge thereof from Frlck. "Carnegie was enabled to control his partners because most Of them still owed the firm money for their Interests, and Carnegie dominating: the firm by a major ity interest, they were unwilling or unable to withstand his demands. Carnegie In duced some of his co-partners to sign the so-called agreement of 1S92, and then. with out warning, sprung upon Frlck a notice January 15, 1900, which he has also caused his copartners secretly to sign, and which was based upon the pretended existence of tne so-called ironclad agreements. CLOUDS ARE LIfTINQ Normal Conditions May Bo Re stored in Kentucky Soon. THE FIRST SIGN . OF A BREAK Democratic legislators Preparing- te Go Back to Fra&Kfert Demo cratic lajanetlea Salt. KRS. CRAVEN'S MARRIAGE. 'INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION. Swears She "Was "W edded te Senator Fair ay a Saaaltte Justice, S K- FRANCiacoTPeb. 1S.-A sobsmb was created today by Mrs. Kettle R. CYi en b her testimony m a suit against Gave a Hearing to the Secretary of the Sailors Union. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. The Industrial oajamlsston today heard the testimony of Ajwrew r jirusein, secretary of the Sailors' h estate of the lae Senator vir far rinian nf th Pini. ,, ,. .... S&ftt a month vMim & aHawa.... ma&' ik An.iit..A ...-- .. ( ra.h of the eenator Mrs. Crave teert ' . i that ah and Senator Fair were auur - ( ' bj cWRract. m Jne 1W2. and that o r month later, at the request oC her csug it Margaret. Senator Fair and Mrs. legislative committee of the Seamen's uwan iie saw the laws should bo so amended so as to provide the sailors of tne raercnani marine with better food and quarters, ana to do away with the evils of the, "cnmpSng" system. He protested C-ae.i were jaarrted bj Justice of the ag&tasl that portion of a proposed Peace SimOM of Sauaaltto. Judge Sttas- ,g livlnc and will be called upon to Fubeotntiate Mrs. Craven's statement. The testimony of Mrs. Craven, la particular, tras totally uMtooked for, and the facto vliKh he swore to today have never ap peared in any of the great aaaes of testt ir.on heretofore offered la tats case. bin wmoH pruviuea ior a Dounty oi $1 per month to persons engaged in the fisheries, ana staking it mandatory unon all persons accepting this bounty to enter the United States navy in time of wan He thought the question of enlisting should be left te Xhe patriotism of the sailors. Fighting Daring; the Retreat. LONDON. Feb. 13. A dispatch to .the Evening News from Rensberg says severe fighting occurred during the British re treat, the various outposts on both sides suffering heavy losses. The dispatch adds that it is doubtful If Rensberg can be held. Visit to the Boer Camp. RENSBERG, Feb. 13. An Australian newspaper correspondent, Mr. Reay, paid an interesting visit to the Boer camp Sun day, to make Inqulrles'as to the fate of his missing colleague. Mr. Hale, of the London Dally News, who was captured February 7, at the time Mr. Lamble, of the Mel bourne Age, was killed. Mr. Reay arrived at the camp blindfolded. When taken be fore Commandant Delaney his eyes were unbandaged. Delaney said he deeply re gretted that a noncombatant had been killed, and expressed his sympathy with Mr. Lambie's widow. Mr. Reay was then escorted to Mr. Lambl's grave, and the latter's watch and other personal effects were handed over to him. The escort In formed Mr. Reay that the two republics had 120,090 men fighting, and were able to continue the war Indefinitely. Debate in Parliament. - LONDON, Feb. 13. When the debate on the army supplementary estimates was resumed in the house of commons, Mr. Wyndham, during the course of a speech, again intimated that an attempt would be made to democratize the army, which he said, he thought ought not to be closed to officers who did not enjoy an incdme of from 150 to 500 a year. Mr. Wynd ham also said It was a scandal and dan ger to the empire that young men could not enter the cavalry until their fathers were able to give them 500 a year. The under-secretary further arinounced that it was not intended to raise volunteers In Ireland. "Wanderings of a Lost Column. BRUSSELS, Feb. 14 La Petit Bleu, In correspondence from Pretoria, publishes an extraordinary account ot 2000 British soldiers who, It is said by the writer, ar rived toward the end of December last during the retreat from Dundee, at the Ktver Maputa, tne Dounaary Deiween Swasiland and Portuguese territory. Ac cording to the narrative, they had lost their way, and wandered for weeks in Zululand, arriving shoeless, In rags and dying of hunger. These soldiers were thought be have been shut up with Sir George White, in Ladysmlth. ARMY APPROPRIATION BILL. Chief of Police of Snn Frnnpluw. Daily TreBrj Statement. I SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 13. The board "W ASHINOTON P K.v-Todar's state- ' f jwttee oommlssioaers tonlcht elected m!U of Um condition of the treaewcy WfWam P. Sullivan, jr., chief of polloe J from the Barkly West district. They had noas ot UMs oKy.'te succeed l.j0v. Lees, re- Avftllabte caah balance . $2S3K3tt fltgfiL Mr. Sullivan is theWlvate secre- HnrKM .-,' &F -LTa.n. TkLlnM Oold 180 -mjm tary' Mayor Phelan. ADVAXCE FROM MODDCR RIVER. Indications That Roberts Is About to Move. LONDON, Feb. 13. Indications are that the British preparations for a move from Modder River are progrseslng, and that Important events can be anticipated witbip a few days. Interest centers al most wholly upon Field Marshal Roberts, especially -since Buller's report of his withdrawal from Vaalkrantz came, for tho first time, through Roberts, showing that all the different operations over the wide field will hereafter be more com pletely co-ordinated. It is now known that the military attaches have gone to join Roberts at Modder River, another move preceding an advance. .A dlspatoh from Modder River an nounces the arrival there of 1400 refugees beenJorderd away by the Boers because they ref used to join the republicans. The f refugees reached Medder Elver via Kood- Cnrrles One Hundred and Eleven Bllllion Much More Than Last. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. The house committee on military affairs today com pleted the army appropriation bill. It carries $111,700,364, against $80,080,104 in the bill for the current year. The great in crease is accounted for by the fact that the appropriations for the current fiscal year were Inadequate, and the tlrgent de ficiency bill recently passed carried alargd additional appropriation for the army lor the current ear. Tho bill Includes an appropriation of $450,G50 for cable and telegraph lines, to connect the military posts in Alaska with, headquarters at St. Michael, and $100,000 for military bridges and roads In. Alaska, Wlil Report Pnclflc Cable Bill. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. The house committee on interstate and foreign com merce today decided by a Vote of '8 to 5 to report a Pacific cable "bill along the lines of the Sherman bill, defeating by 5 to 8 the Corliss proposition for a government ownership. The vote in the committee does not com mit the committee to the Sherman bill as drawn, but only to the general idea which it contains of private ownership wltha government subsidy for 20 years. The bill was taken up today by the com mittee. Little progress was made. The bill authorizes the postmaster-general to contract with an American cable com pany for the payment by the United States of not to exceed $400,000 per year for 20 years for the transmission of gov ernment messages from the Pacific coast to Honolulu, Guam, Manila, Hong Kong and such, points In Japan as the contract ors? nrljh the approval of the government of Janan. may select! curred by the plaintiff by reason of the said dissolution and forced winding up of the firm shall . be chareed against him, and he shall be decreed to make good and pay to the plaintiff the difference between what his interest was fairly worth on or aoout February L 1900, and the amount he snail receive inrougn ine decree oi mis court irv final liquidation and settlement of the said firm.' Summary of the BUI. The bill in equity is long, and as sum marized by Willis L. Cook, counsel for Mr. Frlck, is as follows: In 1892 there were (wo limited partner ships, (1) called Carnegie Bros. &' Co.t Limited, with a capital" of $5,000,000, which made steel rails and owned only the Edgar Thomson steel rail mill in Braddack town ship, and (2) called Carnegie, Phipps & Co., Limited, with a capital of $5,000,000, which made all kinds of steel plates, structural material, hon forglngs, made material for and built bridges, made armor plates and made material for the- same. This latter firm owned the upper and lower mills In Pittsburg, the extensive Home stead mills at Homestead, the Keystone .Bridge worKs m nttsourg, the armor plate mill near Homestead, the Hartman Steel Works in Beaver county, and other properties. Carnegie owned over 50 per cent each of the old firms, and he, with Frick, Phipps and others, owning Interests in each, formed, in" 1892, -vhat constituted a new partnership, called the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited. In this Carnegie re tained over 50 per 'cent, and now has 55 ppr cent, while Frlck has 6 per cent. Both old firms merged into the new, which had a capital of $25,000,000, and operated all the old works. This new Arm was under the Immediate care and supervision of Frlck, as chairman, from 1S92 to December, 1839. It gradually enlarged the capacity of its different works, enlarged their output, and purchased other plants, ore mines, etc. "Carnegie lived in New York, and passed much of Ms time abroad, remain ing at one time for 18 consecutive months. He did not pretend to manage the current business, although he was consulted as to the Important matters. The business from 1892 to 1900 was enormously . profitable, growing by leaps and jumps from year to year, until In 1S99, the firm actually made on low-priced contracts, in net profits, after paying all expenses of all kinds, $21,000,000. "In November, 1899, Carnegie estimated the net profits for 1900 at $40,000,000, and Frlck then estimated them at $42,000,000. Carnegie valued the entire property at over $250,000,000, and avowed his ability, in ordinarily proserous tlme3, to sell the property on the London market for 100, 000,000, or $500,000,000. In May, 1899, Carne gie actually received In cash and still holds $1,170,000, given him as a mere bonus for his 90 days' option to sell his 58 per ceut interest In this teel company for $157,950,000. Frlck's 6 per cent, on that basis, would be worth $16,238,000. Carnegie's Malevolence. "Frlck now alleges, right at the head of .this enormously successful business, whereby, at least In part, he made for Carnegie these enormous profits and val ues, that Carnegie suddenly, and with malevolent intent towards him, December 4, 1899, arbitrarily demanded of him his resignation as chairman, and this without any reason except to gratify Carnegie's malice. Frlck, in the interest of harmony, gave his resignation, and subsequently, January 11, 1900, after Carnegie had thus deprived' him of his office, he" demanded of Frlck that he (Frlck) should sell to the firm his Interest In It at a figure which would amount to less than one-half of what this Interest Is fairly worth. Frlck refused to sell at that price, but offered to sell and allow three men to value the in terest sold. Carnegie refused this, and left Frick, threatening him for not yield ing to his demand. Frick now alleges that after his. resig nation, apd at the tlme-of .this last Inter view, Carnegie was fraudulently and se cretly, without Frlcks knowledge or con- isent, attempting to carry outa scheme A Forced Transfer. "Carnegie followed this notice by com pelling, February 1 1900, Schwab, the presi dent of the company, to transfer on the books of the company all Frlck's Interests In the Carnegie Steel Company, Ltd., to the said company, and "he now pretends that he (Carnegie) can practically dictate to Frick the value at which he will take the interests. He claims that Frick is no entitled to anything for the good will of the company, Is not entitled to have his in terests valued as of a growlnjj concern, but that he (Carnegie) can uje old and obiralete figures which have stood on the books for years. In many respects un changed, so as to reduce the value of Frlck's Interests to the neighborhood, he hopes, of about $6,000,000. As Carnegie owns 58 per cent ot the Carnegie Steel Company, Ltd., he will, therefore, own more than one-half of the 6 per cent which Frick sells, a'nd If he can thus acquire 3 per cent of Frlck's holdings for what would amount to about $3,000,000, he will make a net profit of that transaction, based on his own selling price, as above stated, in the neighborhood of $5,000,00." "Frlck further says that never since 1887 had either firm attempted to force a part ner to sell. That no Interest whatever was ever acquired under the so-called agree ment of 1887, and none under the one of 1892, except that at times when the finan cial condition and earning power of the company were radically different the com pany did purchase the Interests of three deceased partners by an amicable and satisfactory arrangement with the repre- s6ntatlye4q&-eaoa, - If elthe&davl rvPoii bolh,hnrm-waaiJi& paed tharany partner had pff3flm1 In such position that Carnegie could, through personal malice, force him from the firm, and that for Carnegie to attempt this in 1900, through the guise of proposed agreements which looked to the honor and well being of the firm, to gratify his per sonal misconstruction and misuse of the LOUISVILLB, Ky ,. IsV-Tae fcat sign of a break in the domewaste Naea was noticeable teday. It taaee ta the shape ot a resefctttoa. offorod ay Seawvw Trlplett providing that aOurnwwt Thursday the legislature nam FramMact as Its next meeting place. Watte no ae- tlon was taken on the resolution today. t te believed to foreshadow a return ot Me demooratlc legislators W the state kern soon, possibly by the end of tho week. This action will probably be taken when a report is received from the commtttee sent to Frankfort upon coaditloaB as to the presence of the company of mtla or armed men, and as to the adYtoahittty ot resuming sessions at the ueual noeUag place. This is rendered mora llkery as the defection occurred la the senate, where the democrats have a bare working one rum. With the resumption of tagtetettv bwei nees at Frankfort in. prospect, aad Um transfer to the courts at the ehthae of the rival governess, as seems Bkely te ha brought about whn a- w Uw clouds are rapidly Mixing, and ft la be lieved normal polHIcai coadtUoae nay be restored In the state hi two or time weeks. That mueh time, at least. wiH he required to secure the adjudication of the issues between the parties. If the federal courts decide they have jurlsdietioa it will take much longer. Before Judge Canrrill, at Georgetown, to morrow, the democrat will bring a suit In equity, asking an Injunction to restrain Governor- Taylor from exercising any ot the functions of the office of governor. It is expected a temporary injunction wftl be granted. In case the repubMcaa executive disregards the action of tbe courts, the democrats will take the ease te the court of .appeals, which, according to their con tention, is the eourt of last resort hi these proceedings. The plan was decided use today at a conference ot deraocratie lead ers. In the house today a h was offered making January 4, Governor sobers birthday, a legal holiday in Kentucky. same. The bill alleges that the new partnership .of the Carnegie Steel Company, Limited, Is not a limited, but a general partner ship; but Frlck is unwilling to take ad vantage of what he believed to be a lim ited partnership until he was advised oth erwise after this controversy arose, and he therefore offers (a) to sell his Interests In the firm at what the business men will judge them fairly to be -vvorth; (b) to -execute new papers making a valfdr binding, limited partnership, and to continue the U firm In all respects as it was Intended heretofore to do; (c) to, continue the firm, even if It is a general partnership and all are, individually reliable, provided he be allowed to participate In the management, because to leave the sole management to Carnegie would result eventually, as he (Frick) believes, in. financial loss; (d) f Carnegie refuses all these offers, then he asks the court to dissolve the partnership and have a receiver appointed to sejl the Quiet Day at Franlcfart. FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. W. Another day of extreme quiet passed here, there being no developments in the political sit uation from either side. The eyes ot Um leaders on both sides are on Cincinnati, where Judge Taft, of the federal court, will return a decision tomorrow on tbe question whether the federal courts haws jurisdiction in the contest cases. General Otis Latest Report of Casualties. property and pay the debts and distribute frjee Cain, Twenty-second infantry. the balance. Mr. McCook also called attention to the fact that three of the oldest partners, Henry Phipps, jr., Henry M. Curry and F. T. F. Lovejoy, and several small holders of lhterests, are In sympathy with Frick and .opposed to Carnegie's present attempt. The bill was not filed until 5 o'clook this afternoon, and the Carnegie Steel Com pany was not notified of the suit, owing to the lateness of the hour. A copy of the bill will be sent to the defendants tomor row. - - CONGRESSMAN KILLED. Charles A. Chlclceringr FeU or Jumped From a. Wlndovv NEW YORK. Feb? 13. Congressman Charles A. Chickering, of Copenhagen, N. Y., was found dead outside the Grand Union hotel, in this city, today. He had either fallen or jumped from the fourth story window of the hotel. The body was found at 5 A. M. under the open window of his. room, which- was on the fourth floor. Evidently It had been lying there for some time, as his clothing was sat urated with rain. Chlckering's friends have been aware that for some time he was afflicted with melancholia, following a severe attack of typhoid fever. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. General Otts has reported to tbe war department the following additional casualties among the troops in the Philippines: Drowned February 4, Wesley Randall, Fifth; Arlington Tucker, Forty-eighth. Infantry, Rio San Juan. Malarial fever December 6, William H. Erwln, Fourth cavalry; January II, George H. Walterara, Thirty-eighth in fantry; February 4, John F. Seihsaa, corporal Twenty-seventh infantry. Dysentery February 3, First Lieutenant Assistant Surgeon Brainerd S. Higley, Jr., with army 12:38 P. M. January 31, John H. Cookley, Thirty-fourth Infantry, Feb ruary 2, Zade E. Kitchen, Seventeenth infantry. Variola January 26, Willis H. Street, Thirty-sixth infantry; February 2, Pres ton It. Beck, ThJrty-sixth, infantry; Feb ruary 10, Leaader Hobby,, Thirty-sixth infantry. Concussion of the brain February 1, Louis O. Nelson, Twelfth infantry. Abscess of the liver February 3, James E. Sullivan. Nineteenth Infantry. Organic heart lesion February 3, Mau- (Charles A. Chickering was born in Har risburg, Lewis county, N. Y., November 26, 1843. He was educated in the common schools and ta Louisville academy, where he was for a short time teacher. He was school commissioner of Lewis county from 1865 to 1875; a member of the assembly in 1879, 18S0and 188L and clerk of the as sembly from 1884 to 1SS0. fie was chairman of the republican county c imlttee of Lewis county, secretary of th republican state committee, r and also a member of the executive committee of that body. Mr. Chickering was elected to the fifty-third, flfty-f6urth and fifty-fifth congresses, and re-elected to the fifty-sixth congress, re ceiving 23,991 votes to 15,724 for Bber T. Strickland, democrat, and 1084 for Eugene Mprabb, prohibitionist) Nephritis Hebruary 9, Willie Ogle, ThJr- ty-secpnd Infantry. PeritonitisvFebruary 8, Percy Loadbect, corporal, band A Thirteenth Infantry. Sarcom of sfbmach February 4, Jaenes Maloney, Twenty-sixth infantry. Accidental gunshot Deeewbwft 28, Christy Underbill, corporal Thirty ooaoad Infantry;. January 31,- Lewis Whaler, F Forty-ninth Infantry. The Manauense Investigation. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13 The investi gation into the charges preferred against Chief Engineer William McDonald, of the British steamer Manauense, by James Barneson, the captain of that vessel, waar continued by the naval court of inquiry today. Several witnesses for -the prosecu tion gave? testimony tending to substan tiate the charges of drunkenness lodged against the chief engineer. The defense spent the remainder of the session in try ing to establish, the fact that tho steamer was out of repair when she lent this port at the beginning of the trip, and under manned to such an extent that it was im possible for the engineer to keep the ma chinery in order, to say nothing of keep ing the vessel clean. Demented Soldiers Sent Bast. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13. Steven in sane soldiers were today sent from this city to the government hospital at Wash ington and It Is probable that about 3 more will go East during the week. Dur ing the last three months nearly 2M de mented soldiers have been sent across the continent, and it fe said that over 3s more will soon arrive here from Manila. In nearly all cases the men are violently insane, and the reputed cause of their trouble la the ceaseless vigilance reeptred on outpost duty in the Philippines. Sneyera Buy P. I. Stock. NEW YORK, Feb. 13. It fe stated that the Speyer syndicate, which includes Col liaP. Huntington, is negotiating for the Pacjfic .Improvement Company shares held by the Crockers and the Leland Stan ford estate. The "holders of the stock, amounting to about 25,000 shares, have agreed to sell at a stipulated price, it is said. Each of the two blocks will bring between. $5,000,000 and $6,000,000. Animal Transport Sails, SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13.-The United States transport Leehtnaw, laden with. 1 horses and 100 mules, sailed tor Manila today. The two officers who sailed on her are: Lieutenant Betes, Twentieth infan try. In command, and Acting Assistant Surgeon Allen J. Black. Eight destitute Filipinos from the Omaha exposition are also being transported home. i e Bo-an at Raleigh. . RALEIGH, N. C , Feb. M. W. J. Bryan, accompanied by a committee of itaMfea, citizens, arrived here this afternoon frora Richmond. On bis arrival bore, Mr, Bry an was met by a crowd of 3MM peepte. He was immediately driven to a large tent, where he spoke for an hour and a half. Tonight Mr. Bryan spoke m the Academy of Music Hundreds of people X were turned away.