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WASHINGTON, FBI DAY. SEPTEMBER 23, 1898-TEN PAGES.
CHINA'S EMPEROR IS OUT
An Imperial Edict Announces
XI HUNG CHANG'S TBIUMPII
Believed That the Apred Viceroy
AVill Be Ileturiicd to Oince The
DoHiiKcr Empress, AVho Jshudim
the Throne. AVishcs to Play Into
Russia's Hand Era of Reform
Pekin, Sept- 22. An imperial edict that
was issued today announces that the em
peror has abdicated in favor of the dow
ager empress. The latter has ordered that
henceforth the ministers shall deliver
their official reports to her.
It is difficult to learn accurately what is
happening in the palace. There is little
doubt that the reform edicts led to the
deposition of the emperor. The dowager
empress- was content to let the emperor
alone so long as ho was merely a figure
head, but when he initiated or sanctioned
a policy that was opposed to her views
she compelled him to abdicate.
The emperor's chief adviser. Prince
Kung, has evaded the efforts that have
been vigorously made to arrest him. It
is stated that he has fled in the direction
Everybody expects that Li Hung Chang
will be reinstated in office and that the
emperor's reforms will be peremptorily
Emothered. The English foresee an in
crease in Russian influence and corre
sponding damage to their interest?.
Numerous rumors are in circulation,
some of which are alarming. One report
has it that the Dowager Empress is ac
tuated by the determination to bailie
Marquis Ito. the Japanese statesman,
who. it was understood, visited Pekin for
the purpose of arranging an offensive and
dufensive alliance between China and
Japan. "When the emperor received Mar
quis J to in audience on Tuesday last, he
showed him great honor and expressed
the hope that he would sive advice re
specting the proposed reforms.
Another report says that wordy scenes
occurred between the Dowager Empress
and the Emperor in the Tsung-Ll-Yamen.
The empress is believed to be greatly in
censed by Russia's passivity and by the
degradation of Li Hung Chang, and is
now courting Russia with all her might.
The edict proclaiming the abdication
eays that the emperor three times re
quested the empress to resume the gov
ernment, and that she yielded at the
The Emperor Reported Dead.
Shanghai, Sept. 22. It is rumored here
that the emperor is dead. It is stated
that the gates of Pekin are closed.
TRIAL OF KRUPP PLATES.
A Ilalllsllc Test of Armor at Indian
There was a ballistic trial of armor
plate at the Indian Head proving station
yesterday, the plate tested being one
treated with the new Krupp process. The
plate used was a fraction under twelve
inches, perfectly made, of about the gen
oral length and breadth, and supported by
the backing and earth that similar plates
have received on trials. The attaches of
the legations of several European govern
ments were present. In addition there
were present Capt. O'Neil, chief of ord
nance, and Lieuts. Seymour and Beecher,
of the navy, and four representatives of
the Carnegies and two from Bethlehem.
Against the sides of Maryland Hill the
great plate had been gub.tantially bolted
to braces and about seven feet of wood,
and iwnniing at it 3W feet away was one
of the navy's new twelve-inch guns,
which has not yet seen service on ship
board. The first shot sent at the armor was
witt reduced powder charge and a veloc
ity of IBS feet per second, or about the
highest that is generally required in bal
listic trials of armor of this thickness.
The projectile, one of the armor-piercing
variety, hit the cross chalk mark a little
to the right of the center and entered but
eight and a half inches, the shell remain
ing embedded, but showing signs of hav
ing been badly d storted at the point. No
cracks, radial or otherwise, or signs of
weakness were shown in the plate, and
rcoly a bolt had been moved. The ef
fect of the shot was to thow that at least
so far the armor was superior to that
formerly tried. A shell ordinarily would
have gotten nearly through at such ve
locity. The second shot was with the highest"
velocity ever used in any ballistic trials
with a twelve-inch gun at such a thick
Mess of plate, the powder charge being
increased so as to augment the speed of
the shell to 2.G22 feet per second. Com
plete penetration, as was to be expected,
was secured, the projectile passing clear
through the armor and backing and lodg
ing in the embankment. What was found
of the shell showed it to be badly broken
and distorted. Een after this terrific
attack, the plate gave not the slightest
evidence of distress and no cracks on the
surface were visible. Ordnance experts
explained that no plate ever made could
possibly withstand such a shock at a
velocity that this second shell had been
A third and last shot was then fired
at the smallest velocity of all, the charge
being so estimated that but 1,720 feet -per
second was attained. It penetrated about
five inches and stuck. A careful exami
nation of the plate showed the absence
of the usual large opening cracks that
would have been expected of an ordinary
plate hit three times such heavy blows.
It was estimated by the experts that
the resisting powers of the plate were
about equal to one 131-3 inches thick
treated by the old process. The effect of
the trial Is said by the ordnance experts
to most surely lead to the adoption of
the Krupp process for the navy, and that
all the armor for the three new battle
fchlps and four monitors will be treated
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DETAILED IN HEW YORK.
Hon. John. Hay Did Xot Arrive as
Hon. John Hay, late ambassador to
England, who will succeed Hon. William
R. Day as Secretary of State, was ex
pected to reach Washington yesterday
afternoon. It was learned last night that
he will not arrive In the capital for sever
al days, probably not until Monday. He
desires to settle some business matters in
New York and take a brief rest beforo
assuming his official duties.
Mr. Huy's commission as Secretary of
State has been made out. It Is signed by
the President and Acting Secretary Adee
and dated September 20, 1SSS.
The appointment is credited to the Dis
trict of Columbia, and it was stated at
the department that Mr. Hay will be the
first Cabinet officer ever appointed from
and charged to the District of Columbia.
It is possible that Mr. Hay may go to
Cleveland, where Mrs. Hay's Invalid
mother resides, before coming here. The
Hay mansion, at the corner of Sixteenth
and H Streets, is be'n? reoainted and ren
ovated, and will be in readiness for oc
cupancy about the 1st of October. Col.
Hay has been absent from this country
eighteen months. Before leaving for Eu
rope the mother of Mrs. Hay was 111, and
It was not thought that she could survive
until the return of the ambassador and
his family to America, hence their anxie
ty to visit Cleveland before coming here.
A LIFE FOB, A LIFE.
A AVife Murderer Killed by His
Perry, O. T., Sept. 22. Near Center,
fifty miles southeast from here, last Sun
day, in a moment of passion, A. B.
Hardin killed his wife at Neal's school
house. He was captured by citizens, put
in a wagon and bound down with ropes.
J. A. Page, the murdered woman's
father, learned of the deed and at once
went in search of the murdered. He
found him bound and helpless and in
stantly shot him to death as he lay In
the wagon. Page was arrested -and Is
now In jail awaiting a hearing.
THE WHITEWASH PIGNIG
EverytliingFoiuid Satisfa ctory
Around Camp Thomas.
ALGER AS THE SAMARITAN
He Comfort the SIclc and Praises
Their Service Sternberg IHames
State Governors and Political
Pulls Ills End Is Altogether Above
Reproach Nothing Could Excel
His Hospital Sjstcm.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 22. Secretary
Alger and party arrived today. Inspected
what is left of Camp Thomas, viz., the
Sternberg and Lelter hospitals, the Sixth
(Immune) Volunteers, the old camping
grounds of the departed regiments, and
Everything was found to be entirely
satisfactory. After a visit to Lookout
Mountain and a private dinner at the
Read House, the officials left for Hunts
vllle to Inspect the camp there tomorrow.
In passing through the wards Gen. Al
ger and Gen. Sternberg never failed to
stop at each cot and speak a cheerful
word to the sick soldier, and each nurse
was given a hearty shake of the hand
and a most pleasant compliment for her
Gen. Alger bent over the cot and spoke
to those who were too weak to raise their
hands, and Inquired hundreds of times:
"How are you, my brave boy?"
"Which Is your regiment?"
"My dear boy, you are as much hon
ored as those who did the fighting."
In one of the wards one of the patients
was delirious and almost unmanageable.
The little lady who was nursing him was
almost exhausted from trying to keep the
poor boy In his bed. The general walked
m the tent, and, seeing the boy's condi
tion, placed his hand upon the head of the
nurse and said:
"My kind child, God will reward and the
nation honor you for your noble work."
The remainder of the afternoon was
spent on Lookout Mountain.
Before leaving tonight Gen. Sternberg
"There has not been so much complaint
or abuse of the general hospitals which
are strictly within my charge, and I am
free to say and prepared to prove that
the service has been as near perfect as it
Is possible to make It. There were 500 sur
geons appointed by the governors of the
different States, many of them by politi
cal pulls, perhaps, and among them some
incompetent men, I dare say, but that la
outside of my province and responsibility.
I have employed 00 contract surgeons and
did the very best I could In an emergency,
upon the recommendations of the best of
the medical profession in the land.
"The main cause of the whole trouble
at Camp Thomas has been due to insuffi
cient sanitary regulations, where inex
perienced officers have been in command
of inexperienced troops who did not know
how to take care of themselves. This is
the whole trouble, and it is always the
case with fresh levies of men. It was so
in the Civil War and it will always be so.
In the first battle of Bull Run, where I
was surgeon in charge of the Union sol
diers, It was three days before, some of
the wounded got proper attention.
"I have had typhoid fever and yellow
fever both in the course of my camp
s-ervice. We all have to face these things
in time of war. There have been many
cases of disease not attributed to camp
duty, but to indulgence and dissipations
of different sorts which are not to be
mentioned in ears polite. But all have
had the bent treatment no better ever
being furnished to any camps ih the his
tory of armies, so far as my department
Is concerned, and we stand by the record.
I cannot see, for the life of me, why there
should have been a lack of medical sup
plies at Chlckamauga, and no complaint
made to me. If there had not been neg
ligence on the part of somebody down
here, there would have been no trouble
Mr. Ilnj'iird'M Condition Unchanged.
Dedham, Mass., Sept. 22. There Is no
material change today In the condition
of Mr. Bayard.
Saturday and Sunday Excursions
to Baltimore Only 1,5 via Pcnit
h; lvuuia Railroad.
Saturdays and Sundays during August
and September. Return following Mon
day. All trains except Congressional Lim
Only ?1 pair for White Pine Blinds.
All clear. One and a half inches thick.
REPLY TO SPANISH ITE
Progress of the Work of tlie
PROTESTS AGAINST DELAY
Citizens Generally Demand Relief
I'tora the Burdens of the Present
Situation The Autonomist Govern
ment Expects to He in Control Un
til February Immense Denth Rate
in Santa. Clara.
Havana, Sept. 22. This morning the
Secretary of the American Commission
delivered to Gen. Parrado, the president
of the Spanish-American Commission, a
reply to the last Spanish note. The
American note was translated and a copy
was sent to Capt. Gen. Blanco, who re
ceived it at 5 o'clock this evening. Many
rumors are current concerning the text of
the note, but It is impossible to learn its
The American Commissioners have re
ceived so many visits from persons com
plaining against the prolongation of the
present situation that it has been decided
to receive no more of them. Visitors are
now Informed that the Commissioners are
busy and are too much occupied with de
tails of the evacuation to listen to com
plaints touching other matters.
Merchants, bankers and business mon'of
all nationalities are among the callers,
who have not been heard, and they are
expressing their grievances In writing.
They protest against the imposition of a
20 per cent tax above the total amount of
all taxes collected here. This 20 per cent
is un extraordinary tax that was imposed
by the Autonomist cabinet to meet ex
penses of the war.
The complainants also protest against
the application of the maximum customs
tariff, which, they declare, Is preventing
the Importation of provisions when food
is most needed in the Island.
When the first complaints of this sort
woro presented Gen. Wade replied that
while the Spaniards were In authority
hero the solution of such problems did
not rest with the Americans. The com
plaints are characteristic of the Latin
race and impatience of the Cubans. A
prominent American said this morning:
"This people don't think with their
heads, but with their nerves."
The autonomist government is firm In
its belief that its control of public affairs
will last until February or longer. Mr.
Gould, counsel to the American Commis
sion, is busily engaged in collecting infor
mation concerning the records of property
in the Island In order to advise as to the
best means to prevent disputes as to titles
arising when the Americans take over the
control. Mr. Gould's task is an enormous
one, and the activity and intelligence he
is displaying in his work are meeting with
much praise. The records which he is ex
amining include those pertaining to the
properties of the state.
The Hon. R. P. Porter, President Mc
Klnley's special envoy, returned last
night from Cienfuegos and Trinidad. He
has collected a great deal of information
about the financial situation.
A ball has been given outside Guana
jay In honor of the Cuban general, Perico
Diaz, and his officers. Many Cuban wo
men from all the provinces attended and
the affair was very successful.
Jn Santa Clara, 2,968 persons have died
In a month. Of this number 115 died of
Gen. Blanco this morning pardoned a
member of the family of Mrs. Artis, who
had been arrested for a political offense
Mrs. Artls was recommended to Gen.
Blanco by Gen. Wade.
All the members of the American Com
mission are enjoying good health.
ON ERRANDS OF PEACE.
American Liners Almost Ready to
Resume Their Commercial AVorlc.
New York, Sept. 22. The work of re
fitting the American Hnersot. Paul, St.
Louis, Paris and New York, on duty as
auxiliary cruisers in the war, is nearly
The line announces that the St. Louis
will sail hence for Southampton on Octo
ber 12. The St. Paul will sail on October
19 and the Paris on October 2G.
CERVERA AT MADRID.
The Expected Demonstration Failed
Madrid, Sept. 22. Capt. Aunon, minister
of marine, went to the railway station at
S o'clock this morning In civilian dress to
meet Admiral Cervera, who was expected
to arrive at that hour from Santander,
at which place he arrived Tuesday night.
The train by which the admiral traveled
was delayed and did not arrive until 11
Admiral Cervera was also In civilian
dress. The meeting between him and the
minister of marine was without incident.
The news of the admiral's expected ar
rival had spread and police and people in
about equal numbers were present at the
station. The populace displayed no ex
citement at sight of Admiral Cervera,
though the presence of the police In such
large numbers was evidence that the gov
ernment anticipated a demonstration.
A SPANISH HORROR SHIP.
One Hundred and Twenty-Three
Deaths on the San Iprnncio.
La Coruna, Sept. 22. The transport San
Ignacio, with 1.2S3 of the troops who were
surrendered by Gen. Toral on board, has
arrived here. She reports that 123 soldiers
died on the voyage. Eigh others died
after the arrival of the steamer, and a
hundred more are in a dying condition.
The sick were removed as speedily as
possible to the hospital, and they were
followed by a great crowd of sympa
thizers. There were many touching
scenes as the weak and haggard-faced
soldiers staggered or were carried ashore.
A number of peasants who were bring
ing their daily supplies of milk to the
market saw the soldiers as they were be
ing landed, and insisted upon their drink
ing their milk without charge. The
deaths among the repatriated troops in
the hospital here average ten daily.
TORAL LEAVES MADRID.
He Goes Incognito to a Farm Xenr
Madrid, Sept. 22. It is learned that
Gen. Tqral left Madrid almost immedi
ately after his arrival here, going incog--nlto
to a farm in the neighborhood, of
Fortunes in Cuba. Book on Cuba free. Cuban
land and Trading Co., 1J21 F st. sclltf
Those Doors ivc sell for only $1
are nicely made suitable for oil finish.
DEATH IN MIMIC BATTLE.
To Men Blown Up "While Depicting
Scenes at Santiago.
Pittsburg, Sept. 22. George Adams, a
deep sea diver, and Charles Miller, his
assistant, were blown up by dynamite
tonight, during a mimic battle of San
tiago, which they were giving on the
Allegheny River, In front of the Pitts
burg Exposition Building. What is left
of their bodies has not yet been recov
ered. Bailey Connelly, a fifteen-year-old
boy, escaped, although ho was In the
same skiff with. Adams and Miller.
Adams, whose home is variously said to
have been in New York or New Orleans,
came to the exposition with 'Miller, who
lived in Nashville, Tenn., about two weeks
ago, from Atlantic City, N. J. Adams
gave exhlbtlons of sea diving In a tank,
and after that performance he and Miller
gave a mimic battle of Santiago. The
miniature Cristobal Colon, the Spanish
war vessel, was made out of a skiff, built
of light lumber, with guns and turrets
painted in. Rockets and Roman candles
were fastened to the vessel with wire.
Adams and his man, In a sklfT, represent
ed an American warship. They first
rowed out to the Cristobal Colon, lighted
fuses connected with the rockets and Ro
man candles and from a distance bom
barded the vessel with dynamite bombs
and other fireworks, finally blowing up
the ship with a floating torpedo,
Connelly rowed them out as usual,
while a crowd of fully 6,000 persons gath
ered on the i iver bank to view the battle.
The Spanish vessel armament was start
ed going and the skiff was rowed off to a
safe distance. Connelly sat in the bow,
rowing, and Adams and Miller manipu
lated the fireworks from the stern, and
tossed floating bombs toward the Span
iard. Suddenly there was a terrific explosion,
and the crowd on the share saw the two
men apparently lean over the Fide of the
skiff. Then all was dark. The crowd
thought It was part of tho play and
cheered heartily, but the police skiff pa
trol ordered a searchlight thrown upon
the scene. Where the skiff had been was
nothing but a little mass of wreckage.
The spot was soon Burrounded by boats
and young Connelly was picked up, float
ing In the water, unconscious. There was
no trace of the bodies of Adams and
Miller. The boy. who was unhurt, soon
recovered consciousness. He said that
Adums lighted the fuBe of a floating
bomb, but as he turned it out It slipped
from his hands, fell cloae to the skiff,
and exploded. He saw the flash and saw
the arm of one of the men blown off.
Then he lost his senses.
Men are out tonight with grappling
hooks searching for the bodies. Adams
was well known, having given similar
performances all over the country. He
claimed that ho was one of the divers
employed in inspecting the hull of the
battleship Maine for the naval board of
FOUR VETERAN IRONCLADS.
The Vessels for Permanent West
Indian Duty Are Xnmeil.
The Navy Department lias selected the
monitors Ajax, Canonic?. Mnnjjfttt&n
and Mahopac as tho vewrfels to be sta
tioned permanently In ports of Cuba and
Porto Rico after the Spanish forces have
evacuated the islands. -
These antiquated ironclads, wore built
during the Civil War as a result of the
victory of the Monitor o-er the Merrl
mac. Each has a displacement of 2,100
tons, one screw, carries ISO tons of coal
and can make between five and six knots
They are all at the League Island navy
yard, where the changes necessary to
make them more comfortable for West
Indian service will be made. A super
structure will be placed on each monitor
so that the officers and crews will not be
compelled to live below decks. Rapid
fire guns are to be placed on them. Each
vessel will have a full crew of 125 blue
Jackets and a marine guard of forty men.
CALLED TO PROTEST.
Maryland Ship Bnlidiiiff Firm
Thinks It Was MiKhted.
Senator Wellington, of Maryland, with
Senator-elect McComas and Mayor Mal
ster, of Baltimore, called upon the Presi
dent and visited the Navy Department
yesterday afternoon. Mayor Malster Is
president of the ColumUlan Iron Works,
of Baltimore. This company furnished
bids for building several of the new tor
pedo boats and destroyers, but failed to
receive a contract.
The purpose of the visit of this Mary
land delegation at the White House and
Navy Department was to protest against
this alleged discrimination, and ask that
some of the contracts be awarded to the
Columbian Iron Works, all conditions be
NEWS FROM GEN. WADE.
He Reports on the CuJinn Commis
Tho War Department had a long dis
patch yesterday from :.faj. Gen. Wade,
chairman of the Commission to arrange
for the evacuation of the Spanish forces
There was nothing particularly inter
esting In the message and it contained no
reference to the trouble which the Com
mission Is said to be having in getting
the Spanish authorities Xo expedite the
Gen. Wade asked for certain Instruc
tions and indicated that 'the preliminary
proceedings were progressing. It is known
to tho Administration that the Spanish
officials are trying to hold on to the cus
tom house in the island as long as possi
ble and have made some effort to protract
the time of the final ecuatlon of Ha
vana until February, but confidence Is
felt here that arrangements will be made
soon for the departure 02 all the enemy's
forces at that place at an? early date.
Shooting: of Spanish prisoners.
Lieut. Col. Dudley, of the judge advo
cate general's office, has finished his In
vestigation into the shooting of Spanish
prisoners on board the auxiliary cruiser
Harvard by the soldiers of the Sixth
It will be remembered that these pris
oners refused to obey orders, and that
they became so threatening in their con
duct that the soldiers -'on guard fired
at them, killing some utd wounding more.
Col. Dudley has taken a great deal of
evidence in the case and will, as soon as
possible, submit his report.
Mri Sherman's Health Improves.
,The health of Hon. John Sherman is
slowly, Impcovjng. He was.reported to be
much, better last night, although the ex
ertion of sitting up for a brief time during
the day had--fatlgued him.
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&RAYE EEWS PROM PARIS
jOitil and Military Authorities
in Serious Disagreement.
FRENCH PRESS OPINION
The Prosecution of CuL Piotinart
Ritterly Resented by Journals of
Many Similes The Victim Trans
ferred to Cherehe-MIdl Prison
Loud Demand for Punishment of
the, Jjrcyfus Perjurers.
Paris, Sept. 22. The situation here
Is generally admitted by both press and
people to be grave. The conflict between
the civil and military authorities Is be
coming acute. The sudden and unexpect
ed action of Gen. Zurlinden, the military
governor of Paris, In prosecuting Col.
Plcquart on the charge of forgery and
using forged documents, assumes a grave
aspect, on account of the circumstances
attending this Intervention of the mili
tary authorities In a civil court.
At the present moment, when the
politica'itmosphere is surcharged with
the Dreyfus affair, the general, who has
Just quitted the cabinet, defying civil au
thority, takes, without consulting his suc
cessor or the premier, an Important step.
In ordinary circumstances, the military
governor Is empowered to act independ
ently, but now that the Dreyfus question
has become a great national matter,
every proceeding in the affair has state
importance. Gen. Zurllnden's action in
ignoring this obvious fact is very signifi
cant. He comes forward as the defender
of the army, the prosecutor of its sup
posed calumniators, and the resolute op
ponent of a revision of the case. From
this to an appeal to the public in the
line of the establishment of a dictator
ship there is no wide step.
The Solell says that owing to yester
day's events, the Cabinet, at an informal
conference, discussed Gen. Zurllnden's ac
tion, and the Fronde even asserts that
the premier, M. Brlsson, disavows the
measures taken ugainst Col. Plcquart,
which, he says, were Instituted without
the knowledge of the cabinet.
The Radical makes a bitter attack on
the general statf, which It charges with
aiming at the moral assassination of
Plcquart through a secret military trial.
Henri Rochefort, in his paper, the In
transiseant, declares that Plcquart was
bribed by a syndicate or by Germany to
Jaures, the Socialist deputy, in the Pe
tite Republlque, maintains that the gen
eral staff of the French army cannot now
escape the full light of a revision of the
Col. Plcquart was transferred this after
noon to the mllitarv prison of' Cherche
The Matin today affirms that it has au
thentic Information, to the effect that ihe
name of Dreyfus was never once men
tioned in the mass of documents brought
against him. It says that the only serious
document Is the so-called bordereau. The
other documents, it appears, consist en
tirely of fragments of letters referring
to everything except Dreyfus, and the
whole matter, the Matin asserts, "consti
tutes such a fairy-tale that no sober
minded person would dream of accept
WILL BE BURIED IN ST. PAUL'S.
Sir Geui'Ke Grey Accorded n Public
Funeral by the Queen.
London, Sent. 22. In response to ap
peals to her majesty, the queen has
granted permission for the burial of the
body of Sir George Grey, formerly gov
ernor of New Zealand, and also governor
and commander-in-chief of the Cape of
Good Hope, in St. Paul's Cathedral, and
has also accorded him a public funeral.
The obsequies will take place on Mon
day. IN EXCELLENT HEALTH.
Stated That Mrs. Cur(m "Will Go to
India "With Mr. Curjcon.
London, Sept. 22. Contradicting the re
port circulated yesterday that Mrs. Cur
zon's delicate state of health would not
permit her to accompany her husband to
India, It Is asserted that she Is In excel
lent health and will go with Mr. Curzon
when he starts for his new field of duty.
JAPAN NEEDS MONEY.
A. Foreign Loan of Ten Million
Pounds Decided Upon. It Is Said.
Yokohama, Sept. 22. It is gsnerally be
lieved that the Japanese government has
decided to raise a foreign loan of 10,000,
000, and It is expected that a bill providing
therefor will be brought before the Diet.
ASTOR AN ALIEN IN ENGLAND.
His Name Expunged From si List of
Voters In That Country.
London, Sept. 22. The local officials in
serted the name of William Waldorf As
tor in the list of voters on account of his
ownership of Cliveden. The Liberals op
posed the action of the officials in the
electoral revision court at Maidenhead on
the ground that Mr. Astor was an alien.
Mr. Astor wrote that his name had been
inserted in the list without his knowledge
and against his wish. The court ordered
that his name be expunged.
PARIS AGAIN PASSIONATE.
4 AVild Hurst of FeeIIur Occasioned
by the Picquart Affair.
London, Sept. 22. The English cor
respondents in Paris are unanimous in
stating that the Picquart affair has re
vived the passions which had begun to
cool, and has rendered the position very
The good Impression made by the deci
sion to re-ehume the Dreyfus case lias
been utterly destroyed. The hole-and-corner
manner of bundling Col. Plcquart
Into the Cherche Midi prison vlrtually
at Gen. Zurlinden's personal will, has
roused a tempest of indignation, not only
among the warmest supporters of Drey
fus, but among the more sober revision
ists. These regard the coup as a last des
perate effort to prevent the truth from
being revealed and fear lest it triumph.-
On the other hand, the Jew-baiters have
grown almost maniacal. The articles in
the Paris papers have the geniulne revo
lutionary ring, which is ominously signifi
cant. The immediate future Is fraught
with possibilities as dangerous as any
that have threatened the country since
the Imbroglio began.
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ONLY SEVEN MEMBERS NOW.
Three Men Decline to Serve as War
In veatin tors.
Much surprise was expected at the
White House yesterday, when it was
learned that Prof. D. C. Gllman, Of Johns
Hopkins University and Gen. Jackson, of
Tennessee, had declined to serve as mem
bers of the commission to Investigate
Secretary Alger's administration of the
War Department, and when, later, the
further announcement was made that Dr.
W- W. Keen, of Philadelphia, would not
. There had been no doubt of the willing
ness of these men to serve, and the Presi
dent, In making his calculations, counted
upon them with gre.it assurance. He
was, therefore, more surprised than any
one else when he was notified of their
sudden determination to decline. They all
plead ill health or business pressure in
excuse for their action.
Yet another surprise was the appoint
ment of Gen. John M. Wilson, chief of
engineers, as one of the Investigators and
his prompt acceptance.
In fact, yesterday was a day of unex
pected happenings, so far as the War
Commission la concerned, and there may
be others before the list is finally com
pleted. The President's direction that the Com
mission shall meet and organize tomor
row has In no way been changed.
The seven members who are now count
ed upon to serve are: Col. James A. Sex
ton, Gen. G. M. Dodge, Hon. Charles Den
by, Capt. Evan P. Howell, Hon. Urban
Woodbury, former governor of Vermont;
Thomas Llvermore, of Boston, and Gen.
John M. Wilson.
The list, so far as completed, represents,
In Col. Sexton, the volunteer soldiery of
the war of the rebellion; In Mr. Denby,
the diplomatic service; in Capt. Howell,
the profession of journalism; in Gen.
Dodge, the financial and railroad Inter
ests; In Thomas Llvermore, commerce
and mining; in Gen. Wilson, the army,
and in Hon. Urban Woodbury, the pro
fession of the law.
LOVE'S DOTY PE10S1D
A Delegation Meets tlie Re
mains of Miss Da-Yis.
AN ESCORT TO RICHMOND
Arrival of the Funeral Train "FloraX
OITerlncr From Those In Washing
ton Who Mourn the Death of the
Daughter of the Confederacy The
Station Thronjjed AVI tit People.
The body of A'arina Anne Jefferson
Davis, lovingly known to the South as
Miss AVlnnle Davis, the "Daughter of. the
Confederacy." reached this city over the
Pennsylvania Railroad from Narragansett
Pier at 10:45 o'clock last night.
Accompanying the remains were Mrs.
Jefferson Davis; her married daughter,
Mrs. J. A. Hayes, of Colorado; Mrs. H.
Tate, of Memphis; A. A. Meglnnls, of New
Orleans, and delegations from the South
ern Society and United Confederate A'et
eran's Association of New York.
The train was met by a delegation from
this city, consisting of the following mem
bers of the United Confederate A'eterans'
Union: Col. John S. Trutlen, of South
Carolina; John T. Callaghan, C. C. Ivey,
Benjamin Martin, J. A. AVortham, E. W.
Anderson, E. T. Crump, L. Q. Munce. K,
H. Peques and Mrs. Col. Ayres and Miss
G. Fairfax, of the Daughters of the Con
federacy. The two ladies carried a handsome flor
al tribute, consisting of two crossed palms
and a beautiful boquet of roses and
When the train pulled Into the Slxtll
Street station the rain was pouring down
steadily, but notwithstanding this fact,
there was a throng of persons congre
gated whose presence expressed their
love and esteem for the deceased daugh
ter of the South.
The body was brought here from Nar
ragansett in special car No. 1.0S5, of the
New York, New Haven and nartford
Railroad, and the train also carried two
special Pullman cars, which were occu
pied by Mrs. Davis and her party, and
the guard of e-Confederates, which was
sent by the Southern Society of New
The funeral car was of composite con
struction. In one end the remains re
posed. The other half was handsomely
furnlshed and upholstered and occupied
by Mrs. Davis and the funeral party.
The casket was in a large hardwood
case with gold trimmings and on the lid
was a plain silver plate, on which was en
graved the words, "Varina Anne Jefferson
Tho casket was literally hidden beneath
a mound of wreaths and flowers, among
which Southern blooms predominated.
The funeral car was in charge of A. A.
Meginnisi of New Orjeans, an Intimate
friend ot the family and a member of
Union Confederate A'eterans' Post No. 9,
of that place.
The funeral train left Narragansett
Pier at 11 o'clock, running over the New
York. New Haven and Hartford Railroad
to Mott Haven, on the Harlem River,
where it was met by a delegation from
the Southern Society of New A'ork.
The delegation which met the train at
Jersey City accompanied the remains to
this city, and was composed of Col. John
C. Calhoun, John Conover, R. AV. Graph
ley. James Swan, Edward Owen, and
This delegation, as well ns the AVash
ington delegation, which met the train
here. left for Richmond with the remains
at 4:00 this morning, and will arrive there
at 9:05 a. m.
Miss Davis's body will lie In state In
St. Paul's Church, Richmond, and will
then be burled In Hollywood Cemetery
on the James River, in the plot set apart
for the Davis family by the city of Rich
mond. THE RUSSELL DIVORCE CASE.
The Hear! up: at Jersey City Is Ad
journed Put II Xext AA'eelc.
New York, Sept. 22. Hearing in the suit
for absolute divorce brought by John
Chatterton against Lillian Russell was
not resumed totlay at Jersey City, as had
been recently agreed upon.
A communication from the defendant's
attorneys said that Miss Russell could
not possibly be present today, and asking
for a postponement of one week, was re
ceived by the court. The hearing was
then adjourned until next week.
Jj1. 5 to Ilultiiuore and Return v:
It. & O. Saturday i.ud Sunday.
September 24 and 25, good for return
until following Monday. Tickets good go
ing and returning on all trains.
?l Imijs the same Doors here that
cost $2 elsewhere. Clear. Nicely made.
They ArriTed at San Francisco
Erom Manila Yesterday.
BOUND E0R WASHINGTON
After Pleailinir With the President
for the Independence of the Phil
ippines, They Will Proceed to
Paris AVIIdninn Made PrumNcs
That Dewey n-nil Merrltt AVonld,
Sot Carry Out.
San Francisco, Sept. 22. Phillppo Agon
cello and Jose Lopez, two representatives
of the Philippine insurgent chief Agul
naldo, arrived today on the transport
China from Manila.
They left tonight for AVashington to
speak on behalf of the Insurgents to the
President. After visiting the President
and Cabinet they will proceed to Paris to
appear before the Peace Commission.
Agoncello is especially close to Agul
naldo. He Is very guarded when he
j speaks of the expectations of the Filipi
nos, but he says that the Insurgents ex
Agoncello Is a close friend of United,
States Consul AVIldman, of Hong Kong,
and for some time resided In that gentle
man's house. He claims there was some
sort of agreement between AVIldman, on,
behalf of the United States, and Agul
naldo, on behalf of the Insurgents.
"Wlldman," he says, "promised Gen
Agulnaldo that the American forces
would combine with the Insurgents for
the purpose of driving the Spaniards cut
of the Philippines. It was a Joint war.
and I think the insurgents understood
that the Americans were there to aid
j them to gain their independence and east
off the yoke of Spain."
Agoncello did not return to Manila with
Agulnaldo. He stayed in Hong Kong and
now he Is taking this trip with some of
the large sums of money which the Span
ish paid to Agulnaldo and he refused to
divide with the other Insurgents.
Agoncello Is Insignificant looking, with:
small, beady, black eyes and a furtive ex
pression. He looks cunning and when
pressed with questions fails back on hl3
lack of knowledge of the language.
From his talk It Is clear that Consul
AVildman, of Hong Kong, has comp Icat.d
matters by promising more from the
United States than Dewey or Merrltt
cared to give.
DEWHY AN ANNEXATIONIST. l
lie AVouid Hold the Philippine
AcaixiHt All Comers.
Manila, Aug. 23. via San Francisco. Sept.
22. The city is very quiet and both sol
diers and sailors, who are expecting all
kinds of fighting, are weary of life when
existence settles down into Turkish bath
sweats, varied with combats with mos
quitoes. The men continue in good health,
though many have suffered from inability
to relish the army rations in this climate.
The departure of Gen. Merritt for Parfat
and of Gen. Greene for AVashington have,,
had a bad effect on army officers aw2
many have applied for leaves.
Gen. Merrltt has shown very little en
thusiasm In his work, and It seemed aa
though he was glad to get away, though
all recognize that he is not well adapted;
for the position at Paris, as he has no
heart "in the retention of the Philippines
and would be glad to see the United,
States give them up.
On the other hand, Dewey Is a rampant
annexationist and wants to hokl all ot
the islands ana read the riot act to any;
nation that puts In a claim for a sqttarei
foot of Philippine territory.
Most of the stores have opened in Ma
nila and trade Is booming, but the com
missary department of the army can give
points to any outside dealers, as they;
don't have to pay high Spanish duties.
The capture of Manila was In the na
ture of an opera bouffe performance, but
It was made noteworthy by extreme ea
gerness of American sailors and soldiers
to have a hand In the fighting.
AVhen arrangements were made for a
combined attack upon the town, Ailmlral
Dewey was deluged with petitions from
sa!lor who wanted to be landed ?o they
could have a hand In the fight. Among
the most clamorous were the crew of the
cutter McCulloch, who simply were eye
witnesses of the first bombardment.
They declared that they should Iwtve a
chance this time, and the admiral nut
them in the fighting line. Other saiiora
were landed and aided the troops.
Admiral Dewey was swearing mad be
cause the Monadnock did not arrive in
time for taking the city. Tins monitor
reached here three days after and the
admiral at once began, an. Investigation.
The admiral will hold a court of In
quiry on Capt. AVhiting. He learned that
Whiting spent much time at Honolulu!
where his family resides, and it wttt go
hard with AVhitlng if he cannot show
that he was detained for good reasons.
GREENE AT SAN FRANCISCO.
Uenorted That lie AVII1 Be AsUed to
Ansn er Charges.
San Francisco. Sept. 22. The steame?
China brought today from Manila. Gcn
F. A'. Greene and Lieut. Col. Babcockv
It is understood that Gen. Greene has
been ordered to AVashington to answer;
charges that he held a court-martial ert
the steamer on the trip to Manila and
in this exceeded his authority.
Two weeks ago Greene cabled from
Kobe to Major Rathbone, in this city,
to secure a private car to be hurried
through to AA'ashlngton. He probablyj
bears important dispatches for the Gov
ernment. It is not thought that the recall of tho
general will amount to anything mora
than a mere technicality.
Regarding the situation in the Philip
pines, Gen. Greene does not anticipato
any trouble with the Insurgents. The
general health of the American troops Is
good, but there has been some difficulty
In stamping out disease spread by filth;
left by the Spanish troops. The Spaniards
occupied churches, barracks and public
buildings of the town and left them in a
It Is against these disease beds that
tin hnmltul corns are htrutmlinsr with
1 fair success. The work of cleaning lha
i city was progressing well when the China;
Among the sick, soldiers who returned!
on the China was E. D. AVhltehead, oi
the Fourteenth Regulars. AVhltehead was
the first American private of the firsr
. expedition to land at Manila. He says
i that troops at Manlku.were eager to meeS
I the Spaniards and that the Americana
i are too good fighters for the Spaniards.
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