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WASHINGTON, THUBSDAY, OCTOBJ2E 28, 1897 EIGHT FAGrJTCS.
Satisfied That Their Standard
Bearer Will Be Elected.
BOSSES GETTING TOGETHER
The 5rolilvn Faglf n Sniinerter
,if eth Low, Says It Js Under
stood That Grower nnil Piatt nave
Arranged a Deal and Vill Joui
New York, Oct- 27. The leaders of the
George campaign declared tonight that
they -were confident tlmt they not only
had Tammany beaten but that they had
knocked the bottom out of the Citizens'
Union movement. They pointed tu the fact
that telr ntceung In the Ice Palace last
night whs larger than any Tammany or
Low weemg held during the campaign
So such iMcetJog In point of number or
enthusiasm has been held by the Citizens'
Union, sua Uie George leaderh declare that
tlic-y are (flawing larger crowd-, all over
Greater New Xork tlian any of the other
Besides Uie discontented Republioans who
are followers of Low, Ue George men
sar tlmt he will get only the support
diM Cleveland Democrats, .us tlve gr".t
ineiss of tie people are in sympathy with,
Ute George movement, recognizing that it
hat Uh.' true spirit of BryanUm lit it.
Bo Low cannot get the workingiuon's
vote, no matter how lmrd he or his allies
may plead for it, us worfciagmen know
wfeere Henry George elands and do not
know about Low.
Taunt uuny i mow out of the question, as
far a wimumr i concerned. The revolt
agaiBoC CrokenKjn i Uio great to be stop
ped, aod TiuiMiiany hat, lost Its following
In Uie ranks of tlie worfcingmen and Demo
crat who are not dependenon the organi
zation for patronage or a. living. Thews
find tbe Jffer.soaian Democracy more in
oatorittDy witi tlie principles which they
believe sftoekl Roveri, than Uie Croker
DetMooracy tf T&tuwiany. Mr. George
Ik more than ever confident Uiat he
wfH be elected.
'What have you to say to the i-tnteinent
of Mr. Croker thai voter might as well
throw their vote in the tewer aa cast them
for ytMV Mr. Oeur':e wai. asked today.
"I am perfectly willing that he should
cay hat he Mkes aiout voting for rue . He
18 btofttng. He hHK been playing a bluff
gatite right along, and It's part of hi
iMU&iesfc to a- that."
-WeM be says that you have the same
adwantare a priviite citizen as you
-kowM ae tnaror, to go before the graml
Jtiry and Ifcjgto an inveetlgatiou as to tlie
powroc of Mb w earth. Do you consider
tlmt a Watt, too?
"Absolutely, lie knows right well that
I'd have no chance to do anytiiing while
he Itae the machinery at hit back to thwart
inc. "When I am elected; when I am off i
cfafly put forward to represent the people,
and when hie power is cut at the bae,Uien
It will be my duty to go forward, and I
wiM. If Mr. Croker has got hit, money hon
ostly, be lia nothing whatever to fear. If
ho toa not, why, then if the power in my
bands enables me to discover where he has
not got it honestly, and where he can be
pvatabed for it, I will put the machinery in
motion. His power makes people fear
to give testimony against him. If Mr.
Low is elected, be can go forward and in
voiUgate. If 1 am elected, I will go for
ward. It 16 my impression that testi
mony would be available then tliat is not
available now. simply because the people
re afraid of liim."
"Where do you suppose that Croker and
Piatt have been making tlKsir money?"
"Why, they sell legislation. That's the
way they make money to buy men with
aitd vote them a they choose. I'm abid
ing in the confidence that I will be elected
ad tbca tlere will be a change. I feel
that I am just twice as strong this time
as I was In IS 86. Tlie people are alive
to tlie effect of this thing and are inter
ested all over tbe country. My financial
support is bettsr In this campaign than ever
It was before. Money is coming In right
along, and we simply are ublng it to hire
haMs and get out campaignliterature. Our
speakers are all volunteers and we are not
paying woeey for votes.
Dr MGIynn called on me today to say
that he would issue a statement in a day
or two m support of my candidacy, und
dispel -be JeluMon that some would "like to
have spread that the Catholic Church is
opposed to my doctrines. At the time
thatDr MoGiynnwasreinstuted, the church
Continued ou Second Page.
RELATIVE PRICE OF MONEY
Yery Valuable at tbe Big Double
SO LITTLE BUYS SO MUCH
As an Illustration, One Dollar and
Ninety-Eight Cents Will Buy a
Large-Size Cobbler-Seat Roclter In
Solid Oak or Mnhogaivy Finish,
"With Leather Seat.
It Is astonishing what purchasing power
money has at the big double store and
annex, 41S-417 Seventh street.
Coins ieetii to assume most colossal pro
portions. Cents appear almost as large
as uickefc iitckelP seem to become dimes,
and dimes to change Into quarters.
Tbe w&ole monetary -system seems to
lie disorganized. Teople who are accus
tomed to thinking that a dollar can onli
'iy so much, are astoulshed at the stut
denly altered oondilluns.
Tlmt Colbter Rocker they would say could
not be bought for less than $4, but-thJtrau
forming process has taken place In their
money as soon a6 they entered the store,
and as a tonsequence their one dollar biiU
lia-ve become equal to twos.
The great providers are accustomed to
working wonders and they empha.sire then,
still more by making credit unconditional
and free to All.
Frank Libbey & Company,
Sixth street aud New York aveuue-
TUB YELLOW FEYI3H RECORD.
Ninety Xew Cttef and Sixteen
Deaths Are Reported.
New Orleans. Oct. i!".- The yellow fever
situation here shows no improvement. .The
record for t-nlay is 52 new crises and 11
deaths The number of deaths equal- the
highest nuicber so far reported for anyone
day. TTe ital local cases to date are
1,321; the total deaths 15G; cases under
treatment 51!t. Tlie hituatl-jn elsewhere U.
Srrantou -Nine new cases and one death.
Pasoagoula Two new cases.
Baton Rouge One new cae.
Biloxi Twehc new cases.
Bay St. Lo'iih Five new cases.
Memphis Two new cases; one death.
Mobile Four new cases; two deaths iu
the city and one in the suburbs.
There are two new cases reported at
Caj in?., Mis , ami one at the Hinds county
convict farm, near Itay'jiond, Miss.
. On account cf the prevailing warm
weather the health authorities of Jackson,
Mies., ha e rescinded their order admitting
residents of that city ou and after tomor
ft BIG HIST FOR DEATH
Monster Tidal Wave Drowns
Hundreds of Mongolians.
GITi OF HERHOW IN RUINS
The Tidal "Wave "Was Preceded by
One of tilie Miverest Tynhouns on
Record Houses Smashed to Pieces
nnd ilitny Unfortunates Killed by
Tacoma. Wash., Oct. 27. One of the
severest typhoons on record occurred ou
the southeastern Chinese coast on Septem
ber 28. The natives say that such beveru
stonns have not been known there in
twenty-five years aIoi the low coast.
The typhoon produced a tidal wave which
swept inland and caused enormous dam
age. The city of Herhow was nearly de
stroyed and JJ00 persons were drowned or
killed by falling buildings.
At 9 p. m. the typhoon was raging in all
its fury, with violent winds and little rain.
As Ilcrhow is built six feet above the
high tide line it was believed that the city
Itself would escape without damage, though
the residents along the waterfront began
to move back. By this time tiles began
to be displuced from the roofs of houses
which arc usually frail structures. Soon
tiles and plaster were falling iu all
directions. At 10:30 p. m. a tidal wave
swept in and filled the streets with water
to a depth of four to six feet.
A great fetramble then occurred for the
places of safety on the higher ground. Very
few got away, Tor the junks, largeand small,
were then being blown fi om their moorings
and dashed into the houses, knocking
down the walls and smashing themselves
to piece. Others were blown up the tide
streets, and when the water went down
were found as far as a mileinhnd.
It is estimated that over 100 persons
were killed by the falling roofs and while
trying to escape. The other deaths were
caused by water in homes and the peo
ple werc droiwned before they could es
cape. At 4:30 a. m. the wind was abat
ing and the water soon began to recede.
On the day following the typhoon cof
fins were being carried through the streets
all day and the bodies floating in the
river were being picked up.
Herhow has a large European colony.
The damage to property at Herhow is
estimated at $500,000, and at ab much,
more in villages along the coast, where the
number of llveb lost was not known when
the last steamer sailed from Hong Kong.
The postofflce and custom house were
among the bulldingb wrecked, and as all
the stamps and records In the postoffice
were lost, the mail iervice has been sus
pended. Euglish Consul Butters house was turned
ever. Dr. McCandless house and the dis
penMtry attached to the hospital of the
American Presbyterian mission were
unroofed and near lydealroyed. Steamships
at Hong Kong and elsewhere were blown
ashore and damaged The Chinese gun
boatKwong Yok wasdnveuashoreandflvj
days later was still stuck in the mud
JOHX "W. THOMPSON'S CONDITION
Dis Illness Takes a Turn Slightly
for the "Worse.
The coudltion of Mr. John W. Thompson
was somewhat worse last evening. Mr.
Thompson has now been confined to his
house about two weeks, and although his
condition last night was a little better than
today two weeks ago, the physicians are
yet unable to predict the outcome of hia
illness. The chances of reco ery are bome
Murdered Dis Three-Yen r-Old Child
Kaunas City, Mo., Oct. 27. William
Carr, of Liberty, Mo., last night confessed
to the officials that he murdered his three-year-old
daughter Blle by tying a stone to
her and sinking hsr In the Missouri River.
The lody of the child was found there ten
days aco on a sand bar. Carr said he
had to get rid of the child, otherwise his
wife, the baby's step-mother, would have
A Grain Elevator Burned.
Buffalo, N. T., Oct 27. The Sturges
elevator, controlled by the Lehigh Valley
Railroad Company, was destroyed by fire
tMs arternoon- An explosion of grain dust
at about 4 o'clock started u blaze on one
of tbe upper floors. One hundred thousand
busJicls of wheat and 150,000 bushels of
oats were burned. Los on building and
contents, $1-30,000; insured.
F.nKineevs Strike Xearing: an End.
London, Oct. 27 The striking en
gineers have withdrawn their demand
for an eight-hour day. and a conference
of committees of employers and em
ployeb has been arranged. A settlement
of the Mxikr- is believed to be In sight.
Dressed Strips, 50 cts. per 100 feet.
i Strips undressed 40 cents per foot
Union Pacific Syndicate's Deal
Still in Evidence.
McKENNA TAKES IT EASY
Undisturbed by the Fact That the
Government Is Likely to Lose
$7,000,000 on the Kansas Pacific,
3"houg;h He Declares That It "Will
Get All That Belongs to It.
The Union Pacific dcalMhas been
scotched, not killed altogether. The re
organization syndicate Is struggling hard
to nave as much of the plunder it had
picked out for itself as possible, and there
seems to be an effort in high places to
help them at the expense of the Govern
ment. The Attorney General has been
driven fiom his reticent position of the
past few weeks. He came out yesterday
in un'tlic-r authorized interview, in which
he congratulates the President, himself and
the country upon the success of the plun
which has been agreed to of selling the
main line of the Union Pacific next Mon
day and postponing the Kansas Pacific
until Doce nber 15.
In order to prevent the postponement
of the sale or the Union Paciric the re
organization committee was compelled
to raise its bid so as to Include every
dollar of the Government's lien, it be
lug a vital matter that the syndicate
should get immediate possession of the
main line. To prevent the postponement
of the sale, the men who are behind the
deal would have put np any amounc of
money, for every financial man iu the
country knows that road is worth much
more than tlie Government debt and the
first mortgage bonds. The bonding scheme
that Is to be put Into operation after the
syndicate gets pobbCrslon is a sufficient
witness of the money value of this great
The faT that the syndicate has come up
in its bid by stages, until it covers the t ho't
of tlie last Administration, to eharactenz
it by no more severe term, and the unwill
Ingness of those now in power to permit tins
syndicate to take advantage of the short
comiugs of the Cleveland Administration
It was so easy to force the rcoganiation
committee to come up with its bid at thi
late day tliat the question may well b
adked why It was iiecetf-ary for the whole
American piess to raif-ea clamor and throw
so powerful a searchlight upon this whole
subject before Ihe present Administration
would do its duty to the people and protect
their interest-. If the Administration ever
thought the prewjnt lesult, so far as the
Union Pacific was concerned, could Le ob
tained those reuP ought to have been .
cured weeks ago. The Attorney General
by UKactU)nsadmltstbu.t he basnet proper! t
done his duty, and in the midst of his i-el-eougrutulaUons
upon the bid to be received
from the committee on the main Hue he
imagines the public will lose sight of the
deal in connection with the Kansas Pacific
that Is being winked at. Speaking of the
Kansas Pacific branch the Attorney General
"On the Kansas Pacific property, the
sale of which has been postponed, there
must be a bid of $12,300,000, or no sale.
That upset price was made by Judge San
born's dIUslou of the Interests. This
Mini will give the Government aboJt
$5,000,000, and the bid may run very
much above that figure. At most, If the
Kansas Pacific be sold at its lowest pos
sible price, undnr the terms of the decree
of the court, the Government stands to
lose $7,000,000. nut the Government
will get every dollar of its debt on that
line, as well as that on the Union Pacific.
The road Is a good one; a profitable local
line. It nothing else, and well worth the
$20,000,000 nece-isary to clear off the
Government debt. I expect the reorgani
zation committee will buy the Kansas
Pacific, as it will the Union Pacific, and
pay the full amount of the Governnent
debt for it. They cannot abandon it after
havlng gone as far as they have in uuder
wrltlng securities for It under the new
From what source the Attorney General
draws his inspiration with respect to the
Kansas Padfic, no man knows. His con-dusioni-
are certainly not Justified by what
"any member or the committee may have
wild. Or. the contrary, the members of that
syndicate have reppatodly anserted that
the Governuient must either accept its
bid for this branch, or take the property
Itseir. The syndicate has no earthly use
Tor the property, and after they have once
got possession of the Union Pacific, the
Government will be left holding the bag.
As an independent system this "branch
would be utterly valueless, and the At
torney General ought to know this as well
as any man In the country, Tor he comes
from a section where the question of the
Paciric roads has been an issue before
the people for years.
This branch Hue is, as has before been
said, only a feeder for the Union Pacific
and it is the plan of the syndicate to
leave this road on the bauds or the Govern
ment. To assert that this syndicate or
any other will bid enough for this road to
pay off the Government debt is to assert
what seems to be arrant nonsense. Ex
port engineers have Kiiid that the 394 miles
of this road can lie duplicated for $10,000,
000. The Government claim is $J 2,300,
000, and ahead of this there is a first
mortgage. The wesrern terminus of the
read is at a mile post in the middle of
tne pra'rlf, near Monument, about midway
between Denver and Salina. Of course,
there is a continuous line of track into
Denver, forming the trunk line, but
the bond-aided portion of the road en Is at
Monument, and from that point to Denver
the road belongs to the Union Pacific.
There are no terminals at Monument; noth
ing but k mile post designating the end of
the bond aided road Unless it is oper
ated by the Union Pacific it is absolutely
Between ilonument and Kansas City
there Is an almost unbroken line of road,
controlled by the Union Pacific, that
parallels the Kansas Pacific. These twu
roads are separated only by a btretch of
fifty miles of country, and this connect
ing link could bo built and operated at
far less cost than the Interest and the
Paciric fcy paying the Government debt.
If this connection were made the haul
$2 Philadelphia nnd Return via
B & O.
Sunday, October 31. Tickets good go
ing on 7:05 and 9 a. m. trains: valid
for return on all regular trains same dav.
Those Strips Are y "Width
any length you wish.
I fi rr I I p; 111
fiJMv IK &m nI1i iffl
would be a trifle longer, but the Kansas
Pacific would be throttled, and the Gov
ernment would have a railroad elephant
on its hands. It is tne intention of Mr
Ilanna'a friendfa to see that the Govern
ment gets possw-sioii oi liia elephant, ajid
then, after wrecking the road 'and forcing
the Government to sell:! to them 'fur u,
song, then; robbers wfIl build It up aud
make it a purt of wltatjit- was originally
intended to be a great! transcontinental
HHno wonder thattliisgangof plunderers
donot want the tworoadaputoutliemarket;
at the same time andr'eii the loth of
December next comes tyese same fellows,
Banna, Morgan et al.,wnlbejuitasaiixlou.s
to have the sale of thefgnlon Pacific pro
ceed. Thetlme betweennowand December
15 will be far tooshort tiftpprmittlie-peoplc
when they see how they hive hsen buncced
to forget the men wh'j.ljd it and to fail t
put the responslblhty.of. the deed where It
lIoiigs. The whole natter will be aired
in Congress. The pof-tpuneinent of the sale
of the Kansas Pacific ia part of a well
laid scheme to perftilt ,Ute plundering of
the Government or ahftuUimuf. equivalent to
$12,000,000. Defeatedtn their original
Intentior.s,witUthelr.)roisreduced by eight
minions, tne synuicate jobs concocieu tins
neat method of berdgging the people and
making them belteveitjat at last the whole
Union Paciric debt & to be paid and the
troublesome question- i-ljo bo settled once
and forever. It stiirrjfr tn&f ns u steal and an
uglier one than ever on account or the com
plicity or those wh& ought to shield the
people and are in a position to see through
the designs of the. reorganization com
mittee. If this dealjgoes through the dayor
reokonlng.18 comlng-.ilbr Mr. Hanna and the
rest of this crowd.
TWO $2,000,000 C13ECKS.
The. fc'Qtje Syndicate Said to Be in
Omaha, Neb , 0ct.27. From absolutely
authentic sources, Itf is learned that two
certified ch-cks for $2000,000 each were
deposited with Judge Cornish, master in
chancery, or the Union PacifiCi at the
United States National Banktoday. Cornisli
refuses to talki but there is no doubt that
the checks were rer-eli e"d. They came from
the Sage syndicate, ttnd the reorganisation
committee. Tlie time limit for money to be
deposited did not expire until noon to
day. At the headquarters ot the company
lb is averted that there will be a sharp
Competition between the Sage syndicate
and the reorganization committee, which
may result in tlie Government receiving a
considerable bonus on the mortgage.
aiountnlii Fires In, Pennsylvania.
Lignler, Pa., Oct- 27. Great mountain
fires continue to rage on Laurel Hill aud
Chestnut Ridge langes. "Within the past
twenty-four hours many hundred acres
have been burned over. A farmhouau
owned by John Gastlger and occupied b
Lemuel Shr.'.Uey and'lamily was burned
last night. Since Us fire the Shawley
family nave not been teen. Many other
mountain dwellings are in danger, and
hundreds of people are seeking places
of safety from the flames.
Four Trninmeii Killed In a Collision
Helena, MouU, Oct 27.-Word has been
received here ot a wrck on the Great
Northern, near Harlem 300 mile.-, north
east of Helnna. A west-bound freight of
empties and an east-)ound stock train
collided with disastrous results. Th
engineer's and firemen f both trains weie
killed The tracks werebadlydisarranged
The names of the dead cannot be learned.
Murdered by TJ'ihwnymen.
Birmingham. Ala., 0- 27. John Goff.,
mining boss at Blue Creek mines, while re
turning from church lata last night, near
Johns, Ala., was waylaid and murdered by
highwaymen Tlie.- body was found this
morning on the rqadside with five bullet
holes in tin- nead."1 A posse is organized
aud is now search'ng for the murderers.
If caught lynching may result.
Our Strips Are Nice and Bright-
50 cents per 100 feet dressed.
ANOTHER CHANGE OF SCENE.
Ex-President: (ilfy term's expired,
Ill'S GULL EOR VOTERS
His Agents Scouring- All the
EVERYBODY ORDERED TO GO
Even Persons "Who No Longer Have
a "Vote in Ohio and Have Acquired
Residence Here Directed to ITie
Themselves to the Buckeye State
anil Use Their Influence.
The departments arc beiug literally
scoured by the agents ot Senator Hanna
for Ohio voters, and this fact has led
these same agents into the commission
of ludicrous blunders. Men who have no
legal residence in the State have been
summoned to go out to Ohio to vote, and
when they have demurred they have met
with the threat that their ofricial po
sition depended upon their acquiescence
in the wishes or the representative of the
An incident of this kind happened yes
terday In one ot the departmwits. Evi
dently the agent had taken the blue book
and hunted up every man who was origi
nally appointed from Ohio. In this way
he discovered a man who came from Ohio
something like thirty odd years ago.
This man gave up his legal residence
some years ago, after the civil service
reform law threw its protection about him,
bought a little home here In the Distilut,
became a citizen, has served on Juries and
In other ways signified the bona fide
character of his residence. lie has no
vote in Ohio and would oe amenable to
to the laws If he were to attempt to cost
a ballot in the town where he lived years
.All these facts were laid before Hannu's
agent, but they had no effect. This man
said the Republicans needed every vote
they could get, and if the man really was
not entitled to vote .he must go out to his
old hums and use his influence among his
rormer friends aud acquaintances in be
hair of Hanna and the Republicans. He
was given a Tree ticket, told that a re
quest ror an Immediate leave of absence
would be grunted, and the suggestion
dropped that hfs services would be "ap
preciated." With such a threat hanging over him
this man had no other choice. He will
start ror Ohio tomorrow, travel on Banna's
Tree ticket and labor with the brethren
at his old home. If he does not do this
lie will be marked for the slaughter, and
the old man has too much at stake not
to see that it. would be better ror hln.
to go, even though he had to pay his
own railroad fare.
It is sate to assume that never before
ha3 there been such an outpouring ot Re
publicans as there will be tlUs year. The
men who are now busy circulating free
transportation saw to it that all the
Ohioans registered. By comparing the
registration sheets with the voting books
is will be an easy matter to flud out just
who did and who did not obey the behest3
It has also been intimated to Democrats
la the d"parrrii"nts froi.. Ohio holding good
positions under the civil service law that
11 might nli be a bad thing for them to
slip out into the Stata and do a little talk
ing for 'sound money." One prominent
oMlclal in the Postofflce Department who
is a life-long Democrat and who went into
office under Cleveland, has gone on this
errand. He has taken his annual leave,
but will not begin to enjoy his vacation
until after election. He is said to have a
Everybody Needs Strips About a
house. 50c. dressed or 40c. undressed.
good deal or inrtufciice among the Poles Iu
one of the northern cicWJf th? State, and
has been charged with tlie duty f keep
lug these men in Hue for the Republican
Itecently several Pelteb aiid Hungarian
letter-carriers were appointed in TqlB
and Cleveland, part this fact, togelner ipftii
the missionary .rorK to l ne 6ytWo
riclal, 13 counted upon to go quite a, llMle
ways in appealing to the people or that
nationality. They ha e also r-een promised
several other positions as soon a, tie elec
tion is over. These promisee, and anything
ele t bat may be ubcdasaninducement.itls
noped will be good for a few votes.anyhow.
A FIGHT FOK A SENA.TORSHIP.
Everything Else Lost Sicfht of In
the Ohio Campaign.
Cleveland. Ohio, Oct 27- -Tlie campaign
in this State lias developed little en
tlmsiasm. despite the herculean efforts put
forth by the Republican and Democratic
committees to arouse the people. Tlie fight
for the State ticket has almost been lost
sight or In the big scramble for the Sena
torship. Until tlie lat week the fight
has been almost eutirely a pergonal one.
Democratic, orators have directed their
energies against Senator Hanna, while Re
publican orators have talked against John
It McLean, who lias Senatorial aapuauuiio
Withlu the last few days, however, the
Democrats have been pushing the silver
issue to the front. The large cities an."
complicated with local issues. In Cleve
land the Republicans are confronted with
a ixissible bolt or Mayor McKisson aud
his machine. McKisson i nominally ia
line- for the ticket and is making some
speeches. It Is thought- by leadlug Re
publicans, however, tliat his friends will
knife the legislative ticket. Should they
do this, Cuyahoga is Very likely to elect
nine out cr the twelve Democrats to the
legislature. In Hamilton county, which
Includes Cincinnati, the situation is also
implicated by local issues. The Demo-
ats claim that they will carry the
lblicpuK claim that they will make"
lau gains iu the country districts.
Should they do this Senator Banna's re
election Is assured.
The Populist haw nominated Gen. Coxev,
or Commonweal fame, for governor. It io
claimed that his campaign is beiug paid
for by S'n-itor Unnna'sinanagemeat. Sena
tor Ilanisa is conducting an Independent
personal campaign, with headquarters iu
Senator Foraker Is doing good work
for Han in on the stump, but It is openly
hiufed that his lieutenant, Charlea Kurtz,
is conducting a gumshoe campaign against
Hanna. The goid Democrats have a full
ticket in the field, and are making a
canvass ot the State.
In all there are eight State tickets in
the field, but it is conceded that none or
the tickets will poll many votes, except
the Democratic and Republican.
SENATOR UANNA'S CAMPAIGN.
Tie Calls IMr. Bryan the Free Silver
Prophet of Nebraska.
Wheeling, V.Ya.,0ct.27.- Senator Mark
Hanna arrived in BeUairc last uljiht and
early this morning came up to Martin's
Ferry, where, on his arrival, all the mills
were shut down aud the men turned out
to greet him and hear his addrt'33. The
audience was a large one. Mr. Hanna
spoke of Mr. Bryan as the "free silver
prophet of Nebraska," and said that Mr.
Bryan would leave Ohio a sadder and
wiser man. He said the Klondike gold
discoveries would settle the hallucination
Mr. Bryan has been laboring under in the
past in regard to "silver ruling the world.''
Mr. Hanna speaks this afternoon at the
Aetna Standard Iron Mills, at Actnavillc,
at the Bridgeport Opera House, again at
Martin's Ferry and then at Bellalre, thus
making five speeches during the day and
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"We Keep "White P..ie, Poplar, Oak,
Cypress and Georgia Pine strip
Iler Reply to WoodfonVs No.'e
Full of Conciliation.
CABINET LEARNS ITS CONTENTS
Informed of Its Tenor While At
tending a Muslcale at the "White
Hoiifcc Mediation Not Rejected.
Provided the Cnban.s .Submit ty
The reply ot Spain to Minister Wood
ford's note wa received at the State De
partment yesterday. It wasfn cipher, and
was carefully guarded whilo la the process
of rendition into the vernacular. The text
and meaning or the note were the sub
ject of ail manner of speculation all
day. The general opinion wais, however,
that the note was not OaUoring to Ameri
Early in the day it was the belief that
friendly offices had been absolutely re
pelled by Spain Later, there was a
modification to the extent that Spain
would agree to any friendly office, except
one that would interfere with the plans
for the re-enslavemeat or Cute.
About 3:30 o'clock In the afternoon
the work on tne eipherjwas copHitedfcaud,
some more of Mte'partifriturs came out. -
ConUary to expectation the Sagasta-
ministry liier not reject the frh?niBof rices
or Uie United States. A conciliatory tone
cb'inicterlzes rite aStire communication.
Certain suggestions iiate by Mtolst-r Wood
ford to relieve the surrering "in Cuba are
accepted and everything between Spain
and this country is stnl lovely from a
It wa-s nearly four o'clock when Mr.
MeKinley received the copy prepared for
him. Mr. A dee, the Second Assistant
Secretary ot State, who is belter informed
on the Spanish affairs than any otHer of
ficer of tlie Government, was in rrequenS
communication with the President during
the 'lay, ami liad informed liim of the con
tents ir tbe Spanish reply.
Last night the President had an oppor
tunity to explain to the members or tliu
Cabinet the cronuds that the Sagasta,
ministry had taken in response to the rep
resentations of Gen. Woodford. A boy
soprano had been invited to sing at the
White House and Mr. MeKinley asked
tbe Cabinet officers and tbe ladies of
their rainilles to bear him. It was not
intended that the rum-lion attuokl be used
&5 a cover tor a Cabinet meetintr to con-alder-
tlio Spanish answer, but. the Presi
dent took advantage of the presence ot
his advisers to read the text of the note
to them and to obtain their views a the
policy to be pursued in tbe future.
While cverytiodj informed of tfce cc-a-tents
of Minister Woodford's dispatch wo
reticent about the character of tbe stand
taken by Spam it was learned that there
is notnmg menacing m tte note delivered
to the uiioistei. It is understood that
Spain heartily accedes to tfce desire of tbla
Government to bring the war to an jnd ami
signifies her acceptance of the tender of
our good offices but ia a crafty, diplomatic
mincer that leaves this Government in a
quandary. The acceptance extent's only
to the good offices of the Government to
urge upon the Cubans tbeneceftsityoragreo
mg to the reforms which Gen. Blanco has
been instructed to inaugurate.
The evident intention or the Spanish,
mlni.-try in proposing to Uws limit the
scope or mediation is, to place the
Amsrican Government in tlie position , 1C
it refuse, of seeming to be insincere In its
pretensions. Although written In friendly
terms, tlie note is not free from ex
pressions of feeling concerning the deslrq
ot this countiy to secure Cuba's inde
pendence. Tlie Madrid ministry takes it fling at
America in its references to the alleged
encouragement of filibustering, and in a
statement that if the Cubans refuse to ac
cept the tenders or the mother country.
Spain is prepared to Tight to the uiid.
LKliV DIPLOMATIC REPLY.
The CoiimiI General Use Spanish
in Answering a Question.
Richmond, Ya., Oct. 27.-Gcn. Fitzhugh
Lee returned to RP-hmond from Lynchburg
ycterdiy, where he went to remove his
furniture to this city, having rented a
house hrv. When asked if he might be
come a citizen or Richmond herep!ied,in
Bp.itilsh, and his reply interpreted means
'who knows "
The consul general will leave for Cuba
about the middle or next week. Ho will
go to Washington on Tuesday or Wednes
day and remain there two or three days
and will go thence to N'ew York and sail
perhaps on Saturday or next week for
Havana. Gen Blanco is expected to reach.
Cuba about the time of the consul fpur
cral's arrival there.
FIGHTING FOR CUBA.
The Mexican Ex.le Gen. Garza in
tlie Insurgent Army.
San Antonio. Texas, Oct-27. -Gen. Cata
rino Garza, the Mexican who led the revo
lution started on the Rio Grande bonier
against tlie Mexican government a few
years ago and on whose head there la
a standing price of $lo,000 by the Mex
ican government, is serving with the in
surgent army in Cuba. He has the rank
of colonel and bas done brave service.
TI:ls information was cuntainedin a letter
received here today by Calixto Garcia, an
Gen. Garza's wife and children are liv
ing near San Diego, Texas, witliAlejandro
Gonzales, her father, who is a wealthy
ranchman She hears from her husband
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