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of a a a be book-lreener In , a in Constan-tine is Dicker-son S2 A is House-smith's " CHINATOWN'S WARRIORS AGREE TO REAL PEACE To Judge Foster the Tong Men Go and Promise. ON FRIDAY THEY WILL SIGN Revolvers and Knives Abjured, Mock Duck Disowned, Nothing But Peace Some Dignitaries Help. The dove of peaea baa spread Ita wings over Chinatown. No more will tha On Leong Tong men and tha Hip Sing Tong men war on one another with long-barreled heavy revolver and short, ahlny knives at least, they say they won't. Bloodshed la to end.' The slory of being mediator belong to Judge Warren W. Foster of General Sessions. Fifty Chinamen got together in his of fice in the Criminal Courts Building late yesterday afternoon and told him how sad they were at tha shootings ln Mott and Pell Streets. Teara rolled out of tha almond eyea of the Hip Sing Tonga aa they blessed the Joys of peace, sweet peace; the men of the On Leong Tong bemoaned the strife between Chinese brothers In a ..range land. Dr. F. F. Tong. aent over by hla Imperial Majesty to atop tha feuda, waa there, so were Kit Fu Shab. Consul to New York; Guy Maine of th Chlnea Reform Association, and many another Chinese celebrity, t Judge Foster was selected aa mediator after a conference between hia- Excellency Kit Fu Shah and Dr. Tong. They decided that the war of tha tonga bad to be stopped. Apparently neither faction had been able to kill the other out and stop It that way, ao only arbitration waa left- The two dignitaries called on Chinese merchants for advice. Judge Foater'e name was proposed, and everybody agreed to it. When th proposal waa mad to the Juchj he was very much surprised, but replied that h would only b too glad to act. Th peace congress aaaembled yesterday afternoon for ita first session. Chinamen with smiles.' Chinamen with scowls, short Chinamen and long Chinamen. Hip Sings and On Leongs trooped through th corridors of District Attorney Jerome' fortress In Centre Street and swarmed Into the elevators. Much Jabbering In an unknown tongue befuddled th elevator men and the court policemen, moat of whom hadn't beard of th peace congress and couldn't understand th aud-den approach of th Yellow Peril. Representing th On Leong Tong were Moy Tow. Gin Gum. and th venerated Mayor of Chinatown, Tom Lee. For some curious reason Tom Lee stayed outside the room and sent In lieutenant with commands to his followers. For the Hip Sing Tong appeared Huey Oow, William Le York, and Louis Quong. Tha Orientals made such a Jam In Judge Foster's Quarters that there waa hardly room to move around. The two factions had their lawyer. Thomaa P. Dlnnean represented th On Leongs and Frederick A. Ware and Ely Rosenberg tho Hip Sings. Judge Foster opened tha proceedings by asking for a statement of " differences." Mr. Dlnnean arose. " Thert are not any dif ferencee that cannot be settled peaceably," be said, " and we that is, the On Leong Tong are willing to make any agreement for peace. Tt fighting In Chinatown haa seriously affected th business Interests of that quarter." Then Mr. War got up and spoke In behalf of the Hip Sing Tong. " There are no differences that cannot be settled peaceably," ho said, or words to that efi'ect, and th Hip Sing Tong wants peace. I'm ready to algn any pa pers right here and promlsa that th Hip Sing Tong will keep th agreement." " How about thla carrying of weapons?" asked Judge Foster. " Do you not know that it is asrainst the law to carry t Is tola and brass knuckles and knives?" A chorus of Chinese voices sang out against the iniquitous practice of carrying weapons. On every face waa written a great horror at the very thought thereof. Promises not to carry weapons were freely made. Then Dr. Tong spoke. He was sent to this country ostensibly to talk about treaties at Washington, but has spent most of his time trying to find a way to end tne internal wars among the New York Chinamen. " I am a disinterested party." declared Dr. Tong. " I am not allied with either the Hip Sing Tong or th On Leong Tong. All I want fs that peace shall be restored and that the business interests of the Chlnea shall be protected." After a few more .word by Dr. Tong Judge Foster called on his Exoellency Kit Fu Shah, the Consul. He expressed a few peaceful opinion through Dr. Tong as interpreter. Than cam up tha question of signing a protocol immediately. If the signing were left over there might be more shooting and more funerals meanwhile. Mr. Dlnnean said he could not sign any paper without full authority from his society, but that he could give th word of th society not to engage in any more fights. So it was finally agreed that way. Friday la aet as the day. Then th accredited representativea will appear again before Judge Foster, and will sign a per manent treaty oi peace. Aleanwnil a hard-and-faat armistice will exist In Chinatown. It came out yesterday that the Hip Sings disowned Mc-k Duck. Their lawyer said so. Mock Duck had played the District Attorney a mean trick. Mr. Rosenberg said, by not keeping his promise to clear out and make no more trouble. Therefore the Hip Sings were dona with him. Before Friday both societies are to have meetings and issue peace proclamations. These proclamation will De spread broad' cast in Chinatown, ana Wlil 1 warn th citixen against mar. BINGHAM EUDS SOFT BERTHS. at aa ha of th of th Lan iwn-ty-flve

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 31 Jan 1906, Wed,
  3. Page 18

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