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LONDON NEWS AND VIEWS.
RESULT OP THE ELECTION HEBE POP
TJLAS IN ENGLAND.
MERCHANTS FIND REASON FOR GRATI
TUDE IN THE VICTORY FOR HONEST
MONEY— LORD SALISBURY TO
SPEAK AT THE GTJILD
[Copyright; 1800: By The New-Toils Tribune]
[bt cable to THB TurauNK.]
London, Nov. 9, 6 a. m.— There was less ex
citement yesterday In the American corner of
the Stock Exchange than on the previous day.
Americans remained strong, and there was no
reaction from the higher prices, but the move
ment was dearly speculative and to some ex
tent artificial. The effects of President Mc-
Klnley's re-election had been discounted In ad
vance, and the bulk of the buying was on Amer
ican account, and was designed to stiffen prices
in New- York. The English press Is still com
menting on the magnitude of the Republican
•victory. Much good feeling toward America is
displayed, and the result of the election is evi
dently popular in England. One or two Journals
Insist that the American people have been con
verted to imperialism, but the majority of the
leader writers say that there is no khaki en
thusiasm in the United States, and that the
currency question and Industrial development
have been the controlling Issues. If there were
any Englishmen who were hoping that the
force of competition across the Atlantic might
be broken through the suspension of existing
policies they have kept silent. Recent experi
ence has taught the mercantile classes here that
they have nothing to gain from tariff changes in
America which involve general depression and
loss of purchasing power, and that prosperity in
that great foreign market is more useful to
them than anything else. They find substantial
reasons for gratitude in the result of the elec
tion because their own trade with America will
not be disturbed, but will probably be increased.
Outcries against the protective policy are no
longer heard in England There is a growing
feeling that direct taxation here has reached its
limit; that income taxpayers cannot be bled
further, and that a tariff may become necessary
as a means of raising money for naval arma
ments and for consolidating the Empire.
Lord Salisbury, having reorganized the Cab
inet, will be prepared to-night to break his
silence at the Guildhall banquet and make his
earliest comments on the British elections, the
Anglo-German alliance and European policy In
China. He rarely prepares himself for impor
tant speeches, but generally creates the Im
pression that he is quietly thinking aloud on the
spur of the moment. The American Ambas
sador will attend the banquet, and can hardly
avoid referring to the American elections,
although he will probably be discreet enough to
lay stress on a victory won for honest finance.
Lord Salisbury's reference to China Is awaited
•with anxiety, In consequence of a disturbing
report that the Russian Consul has informed his
associates that land opposite the British and
German settlements In Tlen-Tsln has been an
nexed. This district Is probably railway prop
erty, rr.d th* action of the Russian Consul is
considered, here aa tentative rather than final.
It Is hardly credible that Russia has adopted
the arbitrary course of annexing a portion of
Tien-Tsln without consultation with the other
Reference to the Canadian elections is pretty
general In to-day's newspapers. The result Is
considered an overwhelming victory for the
personality of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. whose action
In giving Great Britain a preferential tariff
and In pl.i'Mr.p five thousand Canadians at Lord
Roberta's disposal has received widespread ap
"The Mall" remnrk<= that England hap fo far
failed to make any return for Canadian Loyalty.
Th« St. Petersburg story of a quadruple agree
ment, as a netoff to the Anglo-German arrange
ment In China, Is characterized as a fabrication
in Berlin. It has not b<-en commented upon
Warned by the disgraceful scenes which at
tended th? return of the City Imperial Volun
teers, the military authorities are endeavoring
to fraard against a similar demonstration on
tb» orca.-lon of the arrival of other British sol-
Aters in London from South Africa. The War
Office hns '-nraeed a vast Wt-st End buildings,
known as Olympia, as a camping ground for
colonial troops, and Instead of marching through
♦he main streets of the metropolis they •will be
•ir-tralned at Kensington and moved -without
O'lay Into ih< ir proposed headquarters alonp-
F'de the station.
General Buller will probably arrive to-night
in time to attend the Corporation banquet at
Southampton, and in any event he will have
the honors of a military reception by the troops
'■T a garrison town and receive the freedom of
the city. He wfß have a most remarkable re
eeptton at Aldershot and subsequently in Devon
shire. The loyalty nf his personal friends and
'he pride of the military Bet. of which he has
been a conspicuous nrnamenl, will suffice to
bring about these results. Military history will
be written by <-xp»-rts more deliberately, and his
rightful share of the responsibilities for the
faliur.e of the early part of the campaign Justly
allotted when all the secret passages are known.
E. H. Vanderfelt'a season at the Court The
atre was opened last night with the oM favor
ite. "As You Like It." before a crowded house,
I. N. F.
ACTIVITY AT PITTSBI RG.
CONTRACTS AGGREGATING 510,000.000 CONTIN
GENT ON ELECTION NOW TO
Pltt»bur», Nov. 8 (Special).— Genuine boom, has set
to here as the result of the election. Plttaburg
industries will be, it Is estimated, at work upon
contract* aggregating over 110,008.000 within the
r '«t thirty days which would never have, been
Placed had Bryan been elected. The furnace, coin
*n1 **. which manufacture merchant Bessemer
Vlg Iron, expect to secure contracts aggregating
fver one hundred thousand tone. The Plttsburg and
Buffalo Company has closed contracts for $700,000
In machinery and building materials that had been
«*"«! provisionally before the election, including
•»*£hlnery to develop twenty-five thousand acres
°* coal. It being the intention of the company to
*-«*■ the coal land to lie Idle had Bryan been
t T* 1 * Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ha« closed with
* 6 « Pre*sed Steel Car Company for 8,000 cars, 6,000
. >*Tln* been let provisionally before election, pen<J
£* the result of th« election. James McKay &
-*• will erect * chain making plant, to cover ten
■**«. hel<J over on account of th« election. The
***aitigu>n-lUnin Company, paper makers. ha«
w "*"■ In for 1,000 tons structural steel and
dmT arreU of cement. The Riter-Conley Com-
StcKinif^ lar . " contract* held In abeyance until
McCHn»;££ ejection was assured. The Karshall
- '***• mill Com P«-ny withdrew a contract for a
' n«t*l befor* election. To-day they ordered work
***** zk«qm c*« «i«ett9a was doubted t£wl*y.
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BRYAN AND HIS FUTURE.
BUEPRISEB BY ELECTION RESULT
•WILL NOT SEEK TO BE SENATOR
-NOT TO LIVE IN TEXAS.
Lincoln. Neb.. Nov. William J. Bryan to
night gave out the following statement concern
ing: the election:
The result was a surprise to ma. and the maenl
tude of the Republican victory was a surp™*c F to
our opponents as well as to those who v2?ed oi?
ticket. It is impossible to analyze the returns until
they are more complete, but speaking generally
we seem to have rained In the larg« cities and to
have lost in the smaller cities and In the country
The Republicans were able to secure tickets, or
passes for all their voters who were away from
home, and this gave them considerable advantage
We have no way of knowing at this time how
much money was spent in the purchase of votes
and in colonization. But while these would ac
count for some of the Republican gains, they could
not account for the, widespread Increase in the Re
publican vote. The prosperity argument was prob
ably the most potent one used by the Republicans
They compared present conditions with the panic
times of '93 to 'JW. and this argument had weight
with those who did not stop to consider the rea
eons for the change.
The appeal. "Stand by the President while the
war Is on." had a great deal of Influence among
those who did not realize that a war against a doc
trine of self-government In the Philippines must
react upon us in this country.
We made an honest fight upon an honest plat
form, and having done our duty as we saw It we
hive nothing to regret. We are defeated hut not
discouraged. The fight must go on. lam sure that
Republican policies will be repudiated by the peo
ple when the. tendency of these policies Is fully
understood. The contest between plutocracy and
Democracy cannot end until one or the other is
Concerning: himself, Mr. Bryan said:
I have com* nut of the campaign with perfect
health and a clear conscience. I -nil my niopi to
bring success to ii;.- principles for which I *tood.
Mr. Stevenson did all that tie could ; Senator Jones
and the members of the Democratic, I'opuliat. Sil
ver Republican and Anti-Imperialist committee*
did all 'hey could. Mr. Hearst and hit" associates In
the club organization put forth their lies! efforts.
Our newspapeis, our campaign speakers and our
local organizations all did their par. I have no
fault to find and no reproaches. 1 shall continue* to
take an active interest in politics as loner as 1 live.
I believe it to be the duty of citizen* to do so. and.
In addition to my interest as a citizen. I feel that
It will require a lifetime, of work to repay th' 1 polit
ical friends who hay* done so much for me.
I ?hnll not be a Senatorial candidate before the
Legislature, which has been elected. Senator Allen
deserves the Senatorshlp. which goes to the Popu
lists. Mr. Hitchcock and W. H. Thompson .ire
avowed candidates for the Penatorshlp. They both
deserve well of the party, and I am too grateful to
them for past support to stand in their way even if
I desired a seat In the Senate.
Mr. Bryan said he had no other plans at pres
ent than to remain at home until he had re
covered from the fatiprue of campaigning. lie
denied the report that he would remove from
Nebraska and make Texas his horn".
FRAMING CUBA'S COXSTFTCTFOX.
THE CONVENTION CRITICISED BY HAVANA
PRESS— CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT.
[BT CABLE TO TUC TRIBUNE.]
Havana, Nov. B.— The committee of the
Constitutional Convention in its report on
Monday will probably recommend the Beating
of Penor Zayas, whose election Is contested by
Sefior Plerra, Th.- newspapers criticise the con
vention for stupidity in transacting business
and appointing important committees before the
report on credentials Is presented. They say
the delegates are politicians, not statesmen.
The Committee on Rules is discussing the ad
visability of holding secret sessions after tho
permanent organization has been effected, which
will probably take place at the reopening of the
convention next Monday.
Bettors Capote, Tamayo and Rivera are the
most prominent candidates for the presidency of
YELLOW FEVER PRECAUTIONS.
Havana, Nov. B.— Hereafter the steamboat
companies will meet transatlantic liners outside
of Havana Harbor an] will transfer immigrants
destined for other points. Those going to the
rural districts of tho Provinces of Havana and
Pinar dr-1 Rio will be sent to the «'.:banas liar
racks, and wili not l.c allowed to -ntr-r Havana
except en route, it ia thought that these pn -
cautions will result in a rapid decrease of the
yellow fever, as :h» j,. r cent of the casea now
under treatment are among the Im mi grant*.
SECRETARY ROOT GOIXG TO CUBA.
IMPORTANT BUSINESS BELIEVED TO DE
MAND Til 10 TRIP.
lET TELEGRAPH To TIIK TBIBfXE.]
Washington, Nov. S.— Secretary Root is going
to Cuba for hi* health. More than this he has
not confided to his closet official associates,
who are thoroughly mystified over what other
considerations may be involved In the Secre
tary's trip. The Secretary Is so plainly averse
to any publicity about his plans that few of his
friends have cared to press questions upon him
in regard to them, but in a general way they
know that he will take the Ward Line steamer
from New-York on Saturday, and. landing at
Havana, will cross Cuba to Batabano, where,
accompanied by his pin', he will go aboard a
steam yacht for a fishing cruise, probably In
the vicinity of the Isle of Pines, which has en-
Joyed come repute for healthfulness. The yacht
is presumably one of the naval auxiliaries pur
chased last year for the Cuban customs service,
but not found useful for that purpose.
Although any political object that the Secre
tary of War could have. in visiting Cuba at the
present time, when the Constitutional Conven
tion of the Islanders has just assembled, is too
obscure for War Department officials to solve,
they are at a loss to understand why a man in
Secretary Root's state of health should risk the
Cuban climate at this time of the year, when
malarial influence* are at their height. He has
never fully recovered from the blood poisoning
which caused him so much suffering two months
ago, and It Is the general impression that this
condition would be likely to be aggravated In
the tropics at this season. In his run down
condition it is also thought that very impor
tant matters must be at the bottom of his
choosing to expose himself to the danger of the
yellow fever which Is prevalent in Eastern
Cl'BA COMPANY ORGANIZED.
CAPITAL OF KM.000.000-TO SECURE CONTROL
OF ELECTRIC PLANTS. RAILROADS
AND SUGAR PLANTATIONS.
Philadelphia, Nov. B.— Following a meeting of
New- York, Philadelphia and Canadian capital
ists in this city last night. Sir William C. Van
Home, chairman of the Board of Directors of
the Canadian Pacific Railroad, and his son, R.
B. Van Home, of Montreal, sailed from here to
day on the steamer Admiral Sampson for San
tiago, where they will make an effort to secure
options on all horse and trolley lines in Cuba,
and also on all sugar plantations in the island.
The departure of the two men was the result
of the permanent organization at la-st night's
meeting of the Cuba Company, with a capital of
$20,000,000. Sir William presided at the meet
lnr, and the others present, besides his son,
were William L. Elklns and Thomas Dolan. of
this city; R. A. C. Smith, president of the Cuba
Mail Steamship Company, and Pereival Farqu
har. of New-York, and Dr. T. W. Shepard and-
M. L. Evans, of Montreal.
The purpose of the company, it is announced
Is to secure control of all electric light and trol
ley franchises in Cuba, and to establish plants
and systems in every city. The purpose, it Is
eald, will not be confined to the control of those
franchises alone, but will ultimately take in
steam roads and also sugar plantations. The
entire capital stock of the company. It la said by
tJbosa lafrestcd. has been subaorlbsd,
NEW- YORK. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 9. 1900. -FOURTEEN PAG ES.- by^ffi£\^ w
MANLEY CLAIMS KENTUCKY.
HEARS FROM THE CANDIDATE FOR
GOVERNOR THAT M'KINLEY HAS
CARRIED THE STATE.
Assistant Secretary of War Meiklejohn. of Ne
braska, yesterday afternoon sent Senator Scott the
following concerning the Nebraska situation:
Nebraska Is redeemed. McKlnley has carried the
State by not less than 5,000. The Legislature is Re
publican in both houses.
As a result of messages received from th« close
States. Mr. Manley yesterday afternoon authorized
the following statement:
Full returns to-day leave the situation as It was
yesterday. We have won by SOS electoral votes.
We hay« carried every Northern State but Colo
rado. Nevada and Montana, with ten votes. We
nave carried Kentucky. Maryland. Delaware and
West Virginia. As we predicted during the entire
campaign, they are attempting to rob us of the
electoral vote in Kentucky under the power of the
Ooebel law. if they succeed, we shall have 295
Our candidate for Governor wires that we have
carried Kentucky for the electoral ticket, and
elected him by over 7.000 majority. The time has
come when the American people ought to insist, at
whatever cost, that the votes shall lie counted as
they were, honestly cast.
Senator Scott. In answer to telegraphic Inquiries
as to the result In Nebraska, received the following
dispatch from E. Rosewater. member of the Na
tional Advisory Committee and a candidate for the
United States Senate:
Returns from rural districts Incomplete, but no
doubt whatever that McKlnley carries Nebraska
by not less than three thousand. Governor close.
but prospects favor Republican. Both bouses of
Legislature will be Republican by small majorities.
KENTTCFCYr-orRT OF APPEALS REVERSED
ONE OF Tin: OUSTED TATt<oi» officiaw trn.ii
NOW CONTEST FOR HIS PLACE.
Louisville. Ky., Nov. 8 (Special).— The fact that
the Republicans now have four out of the seven
Judges of the Court of Appeals will lead to a re
opening of the contest for at least one of the minor
State offices awarded through the courts to the
Democrats last winter. This Is the Attorney-Gen
eralship. Clifton J. Pratt was elected to that office
with Governor Taylor, but did not join with his
colleagues In seeking redress through the courts
when ousted. They tiled suits which went to the
Court of Appeals and were dismissed there, as the.
judges divided on party lines, the three Republicans
dissenting from the four Democrats. The condi
tions are, now exactly reversed. Hen« » Judge Pratt's
decision to seek redress.
ROTn SIDES MARK CLAIMS.
BECKHAM SAYS HE HAS 3.000 AND BRYAN
B,OOO— LESLIE COMBS SAYS YERKKS
HAS SMALL MAJORITY.
Louisville, Ky.. Nov. B.— With returns from nil
except 30 out of 1,886 precincts In Kentucky. "The
Courier-Journal" put? Bryan's majority at 8.000 and
Beckham's at 6.000. The missing precincts have
been taken Into account In tins result. The Re
publicans now claim that majorities will be. shown
for McKlnley and V.-rki-s when the Returning
Board canvasses the vote at Frankfort, which It
will do three weeks fr< m Election Pay. The ]>•
turning Board Is Democratic, nr.'! the Legislature
Is a!; I lemocral Ic.
I .■■ - !■• Combs, chairman of th# Republican Stats
Campaign i^ommittee. was <■) .••*■•. 1 to-daj hs fol
While we hay« not th.; ::>.-;r<"- thoroughly mm
piled yet, v. . are certain that Mr. Terkea carried
Kentucky by a small, though • ,••■ majority. The
result Is very close. I think thai Ii will probahlj
require the official count to determine how th<
State go« 3. Whim I l-rt headquarters Yerke* ba4
.i small plurality, with S'venU-et, counties rill to r,4
heard from. I un Informed that •>■ . -> three thoi*
sand lialioU! wort- v >i jounied by >■ ■• :■ ■ i election
officials throughout ;• • State on account of trivial
We !.. •!%•■ discovered that not only have syrtem
atlc fra uds been practised all over t ■.•■ Si ate, but In
some count lea th ■■■-•• was wholesale. exclusion of
vote] Uim the poll In Fayotte County, fur In
stancei In two precincts «>\ ••:- w.-r.» kept from
voting. lii Breat GOO persona w< ■•■ kept fn->m
\..rl!i<. Challenger* and Inspector* were also *•*-
eluded from the booths. In numbers of counties
th© returnn wero padd«-d by the Democrats, notably
In Franklin and Owen counties.
y e n ra sk 1 fir i: i. RE PUBLIC AX.
DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN CONCEDES RE
SULT—STATE TICKET STILL UNCERTAIN.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 8. (Special).— All doubts In
regard to Nebraska's political complexion were
removed to-night. The only question remaining
touches the head of the State ticket, and even the
Fusion managers admit that with the twenty
obscure counties to hear from on Governor, th«
fusionlHts mutt make! i^.iins over four y«-ars -ten to
offset th.» Republican lead, of 2.O<A when all the
isolated districts thus far reporting have, shown
steady gains for the Republicans. Chairman Llnd
sry said to-night :
All doubt is removed. The McKlnl«-y electors
hay« a majority of 7." : the Republican State
• ;.;..■» la elected by 3.000: In the Legislature we
liavo a «af« majority, with 23 Senators find '•>
Representatives, against 10 Senators nnd 37 Fusion
Representatives, making the standing of the two
parties on Joint ballot >>?, Republicans and 47 Fus
lonlsto, with only three doubtful districts yet to
hear from, which, of course, cannot change the
result: and the Congress ticket has not been
changed: unless perhaps the final returns may Rive
the Republicans th- ITM District, electing John
Hays in place of John Robinson.
Dr. Hall. Democratic State chairman, to-night
We concede the State to McKlnley by a few
thousand majority. Tho Stnte ticket we think
doubtful, though the returns on the few counties
yet to hear from are favorable to the Republicans,
though we do not yet abandon hope of having one
or two majority In th* Legislature.
With seven counties) out of ninety yet to re
port, the figures stand: McKlnley. IO^.OiVS; Bryan,
95.312. Sam.' In 1896: McKinley, 94,148: nryan, 104,81?.
The missing counties In W> save Bryan a plu
rality of 3.0K). so It is impossible that McKlnley'*
leal could be cut down, even If Bryan held his own
In these counties. On the State ticket returns com
plete from seventy-eight count out of ninety.
Deltrlch (Rep.), for Governor, has 92.254: Poyntpr,
50,255. Two years ago these counties gave Hay
ward (Rep.) 77.310; Poynter. 77.327. Povnter can
not recover his Ii ad unless the ratio that has been
steadily maintained should suddenly be heavily re
versed. It may be late to-morrow before final re
turns are In. but the situation In Nebraska I? con
The Ist and lid Congress districts are Repuhll
can. while the IVth. Vth and Vllth are Fusion,
with the Hid still In doubt. ih»- Fusion nominee.
Robinson, hnving a lead of 134, with equal chances
of being defeated. In fact, this Is the only re
maining uncertain feature of the election In Ne
DEWEY ARCH TO BE TORX DOWX.
ALDERMEN ADOPT THE RESOLUTION AT
MAYOR VAN WYCK'S REQI'EST.
At the meeting of the Board of Aldermen yes
terday General Order No. 148 was calUd for by
request of Mayor Van Wyck. It was the resolu
tion ordering the Department of Building, Light
ing and Supplies to tear down the Dewey arch.
The resolution was recently adopted by the
Council, and was unanimously adopted by the
Aldermen. It will undoubtedly soon receive the
signature of the Mayor, and the arch will be
out of existence in a short time.
GAMBLER'S TRICKS AND PICKPOCKETS.
For some weeks Park Row has been the stalking
ground of pickpockets. In a vacant lot opposite
th« Postofflce a canvas roof purports to cover a
representation of a Western gambling house,
wherein the sleight of hand tricks and mechanical
devices employed to fleece victims are shown.
Loud voiced "barkers" attract crowds and then
the nimble fingered dodgers begin their work.
Many complaints have been made by men who have
been robbed, and on several occasions individual*
have been seen walking away with i watchless
chains dangling. Captain Vredenburgh. ef the
Oak-st. station, said yaaterday afternoon that only
one complaint of robbery had been, resetted b/ to*
polio*. -•. ■ -
TO CRUSH THE REBELLION.
COMBINED OPERATIONS OF THE ARMY
AND NAVY PLANNED.
ORDERS FOR RETURN OF VOLUNTEERS
SUSPENDED, AND VIGOROU3 CAMPAIGN
MAPPED OUT-PROGRESS TOWARD
tBT T>-I.EC.RArH Te« THE TRTBfSE.]
Washington. Nov. 8. — Combined operations of
the Army and Navy to crush the Tagal rebellion
are to be begun and prosecuted with extreme
energy, according to the orders that have been
sent from Washington, and Filipinos throughout
the archipelago will be speedily brought to
realize that permanent American sovereignty
is not to be questioned.
Simultaneously with the overwhelming vote
of the electors throughout the country this
■.veek. the period of enforced military inactivity
due to the rainy season in the Philippines has
ended, and with the dleappearance of the two
chief causes for armed resistance against the
t'nlted States. It Is believed by tho authorities
of the Administration that pronounced progress
toward pacification will be reported to Congress
: at its opening ser-sion.
The plan of campaign, which is said to be of
; a thoroughly comprehensive character, was pre
i pared by General Mac Arthur last month after
; a council of officers, and has received the un
qualified approval of the War Department, with
. out mate-rial modification. It Involves extensive
| naval <-n-operat!on. Including all the regular
warships on the station, as well as the numerous
small gunboats purchased from the Spaniards.
| whlrh are to be distributed in flotillas, each
I with a larger vessel as flagship. Admiral Remey.
■ in the flagship Brooklyn, has just returned from
[ China to Manila to assume personal charge of
'. the operations afloat, which Admiral Kampff. In
the Newark, already at Cavit£. has been map
ping out. in conjunction with General Mac A
rthur. for several weeks.
DETAILS CLOSELY GUARDED.
Th» details of the campaign are closely with
held at the War Department, because every
thing published In this country !a sent by cable
to the various Philippine juntas, especially to
that at Hong-Konp. and In some mysterious
manner Aguinaldo is placed In possession of the
Information in time to make counter moves for
his own security. But the departure from Ma
nila yesterday of two animal transports, each
■alth several hundred cavalry horses and pack
mules, for Yij;nn. In Northern Luzon, and f>r
th>« southern Islands, Indicates that the p«rl<">d
of garrisons remaining on 'he defensive is n! out
to give nay to rapid offensive movements In the
strongholds Of the enemy.
Coupled with the announcement of the be
ginning of a rebellion crushing campaign, th<»
preliminary orders Issued Home time ago for
bringing homo the volunteers have been
rescinded tor the present. It was Intended to
start the first of these men home about De
cember 1, In order that they could all be dis
charged in compliance with existing law be
fore .Tun" SO, 1001. It whs estimated that th«
:;■•.'.< volunteers now in the Philippines could
not be returned upon the regular Army trans
ports and chartered vessels In less than live
months. Tuesday's election, however, la regard
/•l «i.- Insuring <; large permanent Increase In
the Regular Army before next March, ami In
that event it Is confidently expected that fully
one-half of the volunteers now in the Philip
pines will he anxious to re-enlist and remain In
the Islands. In that rase the transports can
easily bring home th»» remainder In three
months. The military force under General Mac-;
Arthur, Including the troops coming back from
China this, week, aggregates 71,000 officers and
men, In addition to S.OOO marines and r>.<x>o
naval officers und enlisted men. The total
strr nirth ashore and afloat exceeds that of last
winter by nearly IL',OOO men.
OPERATIONS ON AN ENLARGED SCALE.
This increased force will permit operations
upon a much lar»c-r scale than any heretofore
attempted, particularly In districts which have
not yet been under American control even
temporarily. The results of Tuesday's election
are regarded as Mire of rendering easier the
task of the Taft Commission in extending civil
administration to the more civilized provinces
and making it possible to reduce the garrisons
In many of the larger cities and towns, giving
more available troops for expeditions into the
mountain districts, where Agulnaldo's guerillas
have hidden when pursued, and whence they
h;tv» ma<l" raids upon the industrious natives
who are friendly to the Americans. A great Im
provement in this respect has already been
shown, notably by the dispatch received by
Adjutant-General Corbin from Judgo Taft. pres
ident of the Commission, several days ago.
Judge Taft said:
'October customs, ?I.SSS,(VTO (Mexican): in
crease over any previous month. $150,000. Total
revenues, $2,200,000, Breaks record."
All the intelligent Filipinos know that these
figures will be trebled with a few months of
peaceful Industry, and that the money will all
be spent for the improvement of their condition.
Now that It has been absolutely settled that
nothing Is to be gained by supporting the re
'"lli'>n. It in not doubted that they will exert
themselves more than ever In support of United
CAGATEN AND CIBUTU CEDED.
Madrid. Nov. B.— General Azcarrapa, th* Pre
mier, announced at a Cabinet council to-day
that a Spanish-American convention had been
siKii.-d In Washington, by which the. Islands of
Cngaven and Clbutu, in the Philippine archi
ptlago, had hf^n ceded for $lOO,iwH).
( THE CRUISER BUFFALO'S TRIP
■ Washington. Nov. x. (Special).— The cruiser Buf
j falo hn« an interesting voyage in prospect. Sue
I Is to go out to Manila by way of th« Cape of Good
j Hope with 600 men for the fleet. She will leave
I New-York on December 1 with all the landsman
j who hnve enlisted up to that time. She. will pro
coed to Trinidad, Went Indies, where she will ne
• Joined by th« training ships Hartford and Lan
caster, and from these vessel* she will take 600
I Qualified seamen In exchange for her landsmen.
; Thence she will go to Capetown and through the
< Indian Ocean to the Philippines. The route around
I Africa has been selected because It involve* only
! three days more steaming than via Suez, and
avoids the large canal tolls and all the vexatious
delays of the Mediterranean-Red Sea route. It Is
; pointed out, however, that with a. canal across th«»
American Isthmus, the Buffalo could meet the
' Hartford and the Lancaster at Its eastern en
trance and nave fifteen days In her passage to
[EPOCH IX GREAT LAKE HISTORY.
CARGO OF STEEL SHIPPED DIRECT TO ENG
LAND-IRON ORE FROM NEW MINES.
Aahtabula, Ohio. Nov. 8. (Special).— Impor
tant incidents marked an epoch in Great Lake cir
cles to-day. One was the shipping of the first
cargo of steel from Carnegie's harbor of Coaneant
to go by the lakes ana the Welland Canal to Eiik
land and the other was the receiving at Ashta
bula of the nrst iron ore In the United States from
the new mines at Michlpicoten, Ontario.
The steamer Iroquols took on the first Mlchipl
coten cargo consisting of 2.456 tons, on Monday
and reached here to-day. The steamer Monk
haven Is now on her way with steel billets for
Avonmouth. England, and Carnegie's expectations
realized. Direct from his Pittsburg furnaces
to Europ* by his own lines la his achievement. '
Two more vessels are to load steel tomorrow at
conneaut (or European destinations. Massive and
wonderful machinery fer loading steel rails Is In
readiness there. Thus far the steel shipments on
trie lakes have been either coastwise or to Cana
dian ports. Much more was shipped to Canadian
points in the last two years than coastwise.
Quail on toast and mallard duck on the dining
c*r» «X tb» New York CentraL—
PL ATT OX STATE POLICE.
SAYS IIP: IS DETERMINED THAT THE
MEASURE SHALL GO THROUGH.
"I am in favor of a State constabulary bill
that will take the administration of the Police
Department absolutely out of politics. Such a
bill will be one of the first to be introduced this
winter. We have the necessary votes to pass
it, and I am determined that it shall go through.
It is necessary to have such a measure if we
are to have fair elections in this city. It is not
worth the while of Democratic and Independent
newspapers to oppose this measure until they
know what the hi!! provides."— Senator Platt to
a Tribune reporter last night.
In elaborating his views on the proposed
State constabulary. Senator Platt saM:
"The bill will probably be the one framed two
years asn by Judge Cohen. We then had too
narrow a margin in the Senate to pass the bill.
Now. however, we have the necessary votes. In
order that ther» miarht not be any doubt about
our intentions, I was free to say before election
th.Tt the State constabulary hill was contem
plate.l. It will provide for a single headed Com
mission, and the man appointed will be one who
will have the courage of his convictions. The
law will include in itg operations such cities as
New- York, Albany, Rochester, Syracuse and
Buffalo. There ts no doubt about its constitu
tionality. As I remarked before. Its object will
be to take the administration of the various
police departments of the cities affected abso
lutely our of politics and keep them out."
When Governor-elect Odell was asked about
his attitude toward the proposed State con
stabulary bill, he said:
"I have nothing to say regarding this meas
ure. I wish to make It clear at the beginning
that on all these important questions I will
make no declaration as to my attitude until they
come before me officially. My reason for this is
that I wish to do nothing that would tend to
prevent a full and free discussion of all public
Many politicians in the city yesterday said
that if the Legislature passes a State con
stabulary bill of a kind to reorganize the police
force in this city the man to be placed at the
head of the reorganized force is John McCul
lagn, the former Chief of Police and the pres
ent .State Superintendent of Elections. Mc-
Cullagh was forced out of the Polio- Depart
ment by the Tammany Police Board to make
room for Devery. The politicians say that Me-
Cullagh's record as Chief of Police and his
record as State Superintendent of Elections
would naturally make him the logical candidate
for appointment as nead of the State police
force. Several of the politicians have been so
sure that Mr. McCullagh will be placed in com
mand of the police again that they have been
going to his office to congratulate him In ad
vance, or hailing him as the next police chief
when they meet him In the street since the
election. Mr. McCullagh has said to them that
he Is not looking for more trouble, and that he
has no thought of going back into the Police
''I have heard some talk about the proposed
State Constabulary bill," Mr. McCulla#l said
yesterday to a Tribune reporter, "but 1 have
not been consulted by any Republican leader in
a position to decide the character of such a
measure, and there- has been no suggestion
from any of the leaders that I should undertake
the organization of a State police force. I do
not think, therefore, that I should say anything
a!>nut legislation that is talked of at present."
"I WIFJ. BE ELECTED,'' SAYS QUAY.
PECLAHES HE WIU WIN tflt FIRST BALLOT
-ORGANIZATION PLAN FOR
Washington, Nov. S.— Ex-S-nator M. S. Quay.
of Pennsylvania, who win leav» here to-morrow
morning for Florida, to-nieht gave out the fol
lowing statement for publication:
The contest on Tuesday resulted in a sweep
ing victory for the stalwart Republicars of the
State. Th 1 Senate will be organized by the
regulars, no matter what statements to the con
trary may be mad" by insurgents or hostile
newspapers. Senator W. P. Snyder, of <"hester
County, will be .Merte'l President pro tern, of
the Senate, and Representative w. T. Marshall,
a stalwart from Allegheny County, will be
elecr-ii Sper»k» r of th> House. 1 will be elected
United States Senator by above i.V> votes out
of a total vote of 254 on the first ballot in joint
QUAY AND ANTI-QUAY FORCES.
FORMER HAVE <>NI.Y THREE MAJORITY IN
PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE, AND SEX
ATE IS A TIF:.
Harrisburg. Xov. Sl — It la figured here by those
who have kept dose watch of the contest for
the control of the next Legislature that the two
branches will line tip as follows:
Utilise of Representative*— Quay Republicans.
106; anti-Quay Republicans and Fusionists. .">:
Democrats. 4.'!. total, 204. According to these
figures the Quay Republicans have enly three
votes above the I"-'* necessary to organize the
S'^natt- — Quay Republicans, 25; anti-Quay Re
publicans, 12; Democrats, 13; total. riO. This
would make the Senate a tie as between Quay
and anti-Quay, and creates an interesting situa
tion as regards the organization of the body and
the disposition of what the Democrats and anti-
Quay Republicans may consider to he partisan
legislation and gubernatorial appointment*.
According to these (inures Mr. Quay, if he is
a candidate for United States Senator, will have
131 votes on joint ballot, three more than the
number necessary to a choice. Mr. Quay has de
clared that he will be a candidate, and his
friends say he will stick to his determination.
The Legislature baliots for Senator on Janu
The leaders of the Business Men's league,
which organization has handled the fight against
Mr. Quay in many of the counties for several
years, assert that they have enough votes to
prevent Mr. Quay's re-election. They further
declare that Mr. Quay's friends cannot organize
either branch of the Legislature
Qt'AY WILL NOT BE ELECTED, THKT SAY
Philadelphia. Nov. 8. — State Senators David
Martin. William Magee, J. L. Flynn and J. H.
Cochran. who have been among the most active
of the political leaders in opposition to the re
turn of Senator Quay to the Senate, met In this
city to-day and discussed plans for a continua
tion of the fight against Mr. Quay in the Legis
lature which will meet In January.
Senator Martin is a Republican "holdover"
from this city, as is Senator Flynn from Alle
ghany County. Senator Magee was re-elected
by the Republicans on Tuesday from his district
In AUeghany County, and Senator Cochran, who
is the Democratic leader of the Senate, and who
was active against Quay In the last Legislature,
is a "holdover" from the district comprising
Wyoming. Montour. Sullivan and Columbia
counties. Senator Martin in a statement made
by him said:
Quay will not be elected United States Sena
tor. We will without doubt have a majority of
the Legislature on joint ballot.
After the conference, when the statement is
sued by Mr. Quay in Washington was shown to
Senator Fllnn. he said:
"The claim is absurd. Quay has not 150. or
128, the required number, nor will he get them
on the first or any other ballot. The returns
are all in, and I have no hesitancy In saying
that in both the Senate and House a majority
of the members at the next session will not only
oppose the re-e'.ectlon of Quay, but will support
the reform measures to which the opponents of
Quayism stand pledged. Quay will have less
votes in the next Legislature than ha had In the
PRICE THREE CENTS.
MEROHANTS IN THE FIGHT
THE ASSOCIATION TO HELP FREE THB
CITY OP BOSS RULE.
SENATOR PLATT SATS REPUBLICANS
WOULD NOT SUPPORT COLER— MR.
ODELL FOR A.\T%TA3J
The Merchants' Association, of this city, fol
lowing up the work of its Water Supply Com
mittee in the investigation of the water supply
of New- York, has decided to take an active part
In the coming municipal campaign. In order to
put the purposes of the association clearly be- '
fore the public. President William F. King was
yesterday authorized to make a statement for
the association. He said in part:
The Merchants' Association of New-York is pre
paring bills covering the following subjects, which
will he Introduced at the coming session of the
Legislature, except in so fir as action by the
Charter Revision Commission may make none of
First— repeal Ramaro Act. Chapter 985. Un
Second— To srrant the city of New- York all pow
ers needed to acquire, construct and main
tain its own waterworks.
Third— To so limit the rights of private water
companies and restrict their powers of con
tra, thereunder as to make those rights
subject to condemnation whenever desirable
for the public welfare
Fourth— To provide for municipal ownership of
all dock* within the city of New- York.
Fifth— provide that th city of New-York
may Incur Indebtedness to the extent of to
per cent of Us assessed valuation, and In
addition thereto may Incur such further In
debtedness as may be necessary for the pur
poses of providing a public water supply.
Sixth— To provide that current market price»
shall be the lawful rates of payment for all
supplies and materials purchased for the use
of the city; and that all contracts or orders
therefor shall be made subject to the right
and duty of the Controller summarily to re
duce the stipulated prices If they exceed the
Seventh— To provide for a State Commission to
examine Into the systems of accounting and
of public reports In the principal cities of the
State: to report Plan* for a uniform system
of bookkeeping for all municipalities. accord-
Ing to class, and for the publication of re
ports In a prescribed form and at prescribed
intervals: and for the periodic publication by
the State of comparative report* of the af
fairs of all municipalities.
BUSINESS INTERESTS PARAMOUNT
"What -will the association do in the Mayor,
alty campaign " Mr. King was asked.
"The association proposes." said he. " to cre
ate an agitation among the commercial Interests
of this city, to the end that New- York may be
governed on a purely commercial basis, not by
political bosses who dictate the policy of th«
municipal government and the acts of thos<»
who are elected to public office in other word*,
Instead of having an autocratic government,
controlled by bos*tsm and greed of gain, we pur
pose that the business of our city government
shall be conducted on the same business basis
as that of any lar^e corporation, railroad com
pany or commercial enterprise.
"When It Is realized that the amount collected
In taxes for the coming year will be In th»
neighborhood of $08,000,000. coming from th«
property owners and those who do business in
our city, and that the disposition of this vast
amount will b« placed largely in the hands of
officials who owe allegiance to and from whom
allegiance is exacted by an utterly irresponsible
head of a debased political machine, it t.« see*
| that it -behooves all good thinking citizen*,
I whether employers or employes, to get together
arid elect such persons to hold public offlc* In
this city as will work for the Interest and wel
fare of the community a* a whole.
"The condition which now exists on our great
East Side, where. It is alleged by the public
press, that crime Is controlled for profit, is ap
j palling. It is a condition which imperils the.
safety of the children of that neighborhood an.l
one which, published broadcast throughout rn.^
land by the sensational press, injure? irrepara
bly the fair name of our city."
"Have you given any attention to th«» Mayor
alty problem?" Mr. Platt was asked.
"Yes." was the answer: "I've been thinkine
about it ever since election."
"It has been suggested that S*th I^->w won It 1
probably be the Republican candidate." saM the
"Yes," said Mr. Platt. "1 saw his name men
tioned. He would not be a vrry objectionable
"About three months ago you serf quotf.l «.<•
saying that ex-Mayor Sehlerra would be a co-wj
reserve candidate *or Mayor." it was sujrsjestf-1.
"Yes. I probabl*- said that, and I am of th«»
opinion still, but it !s too early to disenss ran
PLATT OPPOSED TO .''l-KR
"What about Controller C"lr-r as an aatf-
Tammany candidate?" Senator Plart was askM.
"Coler wants to be Mayor, but he has sinnc-1
away his day of are* • . was th*- prompt reply.
"If Coler had said, 'I am a Democrat ami ;im
going to vote my party ticket." perhaps ii ttouM
have been practicable for Republicans :■• con
sider him as art anti-Tammany candidate. But
Coler went all over the Star- advocating th.
election of Bryan and show inn nu distaste at all
for the dangerous features of the Bryan plat
form. Under the circumstance I ilon't se~ how
it would be possible for Coler to he considered
as worthy of support by Republicans."
When asked yesterday before leaving f..r his
home in Newburg about th- movement to oust
Tammany Hall from control. c;overnor-eI»H-t
I sincerely hop-- that there will he umt-<1
action against Tammany. The Republican party
stands ready to do anything that .an he
sistently asked of it to defeat Tammany. Th-»
question as to whethei th-? anU-Tammany can
didate for Mayor will be a Republican is on*»
that circumstances alone can determine. I think
we can defeat Tammany If we all so about it
In the right way. The enthusiasts .'light to g<>
slowly. They ought to perfect an organization
with the sole object of d-feating Tammany
That would be all right. But to have an or
ganization to advance the interests of any one
man would l>e all wrong. If the people get It
Into their heads that we must hare an anti-
Tammany Mayor there will be no trouble."
CITIZENS UNION PLANS.
Men who ar? prominent in the controlling
committee of the Citizens Union have said since
the election that the Citizens Union will not
put forward any candidate for Mayor until aft»r
the organization holds a convention in April. Th»
plan ts to extend the organization into every
Assembly district of the city, and tr. prewar*
for the appointmen *sf a commute*- of wventy
to be composed of citizens of the highest repu
tation, who are committed to thf theory of non
partisanship in municipal affair?. The commit
tee of seventy will take steps to asce tain
public sentiment and will recommend t" the
Citizens Union and any other organizations op
posed to Tammany the names of candidates to
be nominated for Mayor. Controller and Mhei
Many Independents, both Republicans and
Democrats, said yesterday that they thought
the advice of The Tribune should be followed In
the selection of an anti-Tammany candidate fbv
Mayor. No man should be -onsidered ineligible,
it was said, because he has been known as a
Republican or as a Democrat in State and Na
tlonal campaigns, but the candidate must be a
man who can be trusted to administer the af
fairs of the city in the city's interest, without re
gard to the wishes of either a Republican or a
Democratic party boss. It was said by many
at the same time that it was too early to put
forward any man as a candidate for Mayor.
The talk of some anti-Tammany Democrats to
the effect that the only hope for success against
Tammany Is in putting up some prominent
Democrat for Mayor was deplored by ™«nj