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Number 195 1.
WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1899.
Price One Cent.
SOLTAN OF JOLO YIELDS
American Sovereignty Supreme
Over Sulu Islands.
THc ArchlpelaR-o Sow Under the
American Fins Story of General
BnteH' Difficult XcKOtlntlonH With
the Itulcr The Spanish Subsidy to
Dc Continued Friendly SIoroN.
.Manila, Aug. 24. Gen. John C. Bates has
Tsturned here from the Sulu Is ands,
Thlthar he Trent to treat -with the Sultan
for tho.recognition of American sovereign
ty and the establishment of American government-
Ceneral Bates expressed him
self as highly satisfied with the result of
his mission, and is convinced that the
United States will obtain the full measure
of their rights. He says that his negotia
tions -with the Moros required the greatest
patience, the Moros -wishing to exclude
Americans from a portion of the ter.Itory.
JCow everything reasonable will he con
ceded to the Americans. General Bates
considers that the ?10,000 Mexican money
Vlrfch he took with him has been judicious-1
The agreement, or semi-treaty, which
the Sultan and all his dattos signed, not
lnoluding Zamboanga, obligates their main
tenance of peace and limits the Jurisdic
tion of the Sultan to crimes or disorders
committed by Moros against Moros. The
Sultan collects no revenue. The matter of
trade relations was not touched, pending a
possible adjustment of the Spanish treaty
with England and Germany.
The total sum of the salaries of the Sul
tan's dattos, which formerly equaled the
pay of an American major, has been raised
to an amount equaling a colonel's salary.
The transport Newport, with troops on
"board, has arrived here from San Fran
cisco. TBEATY WHH THE SULTAN.
OfScinl Report ok Bates' Mission to
the Jolo Archipelago.
The Sultan of Sulu has submitted. The
American flag floats over the Jolo Archipel
ago, and all the lloros acknowledge the
sovereignty of the United States. These
facts were announced yesterday through a
cable message from General Otis to the Sec
retary of "War. The despatch follows:
Manila, August 24.
Adjutant General, Wadtington :
General Bates returned. Mission successful.
Agreement nwde with with Sultan whereby sov
ereignty f the United State over entire Jolo
ArdDtdaga acknowledged. Its flag to fly oo
land end sea. United States to occupy and con
trol all points deemed necessary. Introducing
firearms prohibited. Saltan to assist in sup
pression piracy. Agrees t deliver criminals ac
cused f crfine, not committed against Mores.
Relations between U. S. troops and all Moros
verj friendly. Two other points in archipelago
wiH be occupied by V. 5. troops when trade and
commerce can be controlled. Moras iestern Min
danao friendly; aak permission to drive out
insurgents. Reports by maiL OTIS.
-...Gen. John C Bates sailed from the Island
of "Luzon in July for the Island of Sulu.
He experienced great difficulty in bringing
the 'Sultan into conference, but on Monday,
August 14, the proud ruler relented and
gave General Bates an audience. They
had Bally meetings from that time on and
became good friends.
- -Tie condition agreed on between the
Sultan and General Bates contains fifteen
articles, which are based principally on
the Spanleh treaties. The treaty guaran
tees non-interference with religious cus
toms, American protection, and provides
for American sovereignty. The Sultan op
posed the articles requiring him to fly the
American flag when abroad and giving
Americans the right to occupy convenient
points for military purposes.
A draft of the treaty was submitted to the
Sultan, who contended stoutly for the priv
ilege of flying his own flag. His objection
to the occupation of certain points as mili
tary posts disappeared under the explana
tion that the Americans would reimburse
the owners of the property. General Bates
ugroad to the Sultan's wording of the ar
ticle on religious liberty, explaining, how
ever, that the Americans would punish se
verely anyone found guilty of false swear
lng. General Bates expected that stubborn
opposition would be offered to the article dc
cigsed to end slavery by giving slaves the
right to buy their freedom. The Sultan,
however, merely stipulated that when a
clave beaght himself it should be at the
The pension paid by the Spanish Govern
ment to the Sultan will be continued. It
amount to 10,600 pesos, or about $4,600
United States money. The Sultan, accord
ing to advices received at the War De
partment, expressed a willingness to re
linquish this pension or gratuity, but he
said he had a von' expensive family, and
had trouble to make both ends meet, there
fore he reluctantly agreed to accept the
The Jolo Archipelago extends south west
ward!? from the westwardmost point
on the Island of Mindanao to the
easternmost point of Borneo and sep
arates the Sea of Mindoro on the north
from the Celebes Sea on the south. The
islands He between about the fourth and
eighth degrees of north latiude. and are
intersected by the 120th parallel of east
longitude. They are about ten degrees
south of Manila, and about on the same
parallel of longitude. They lie five de
gree due north of the Island of Celebes.
The principal Islands are Basilan, six de
- grees and thirty minutes north latitude,
and 122 cast longitude: Sulu, five degrees
and fifty minutes north and 121 east, and
Taw, five degrees north, and 120 east.
2FEGRO TROOPS TOR OTIS.
Colored Volunteers "Wanted for Ser
vice In the Philippines.
Orders for the enlistment of more vol
unteer regiments will be issued soon by
the War Department. The quota of SS.OOO
enlisted men for the volunteer army au
thorized by Congress has been nearly ex
hausted, and only four regiments can be
obtained from the remainder, less than
5,00ft. At least one of the new volunteer
regiments will be composed of negroes.
Black soldiers have given such good serv
ice that there is now no fear that they will
prove to be unsatisfactory, if under of
iflcers of the Regular Army. Whether the
ilrttary authorities will organize more
ithan. two regiments of volunteers cannot
tie ascertained, but it was sold at the
department yesterday that the question of
-ivhotbor it is advisable to enlist more than
one negro regiment was under considera
tion. Twonty-threc regiments of volunteers
have "been organized or are now in progress
of organization. Three of these, including
one regiment of cavalry, are being formed
in the Philippines, from discharged men
of the regular and volunteer services. The
"Queen of Summer Trips."
Boston hy Pea.
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JH. fc O. $1 to Frederick:, HuKcrg
towHf and "Winchester,
By special train, leavbyt Washington 7 a. m.,
August 27, stopping st intermediate nation. He.
turning; leave HaKentown and Winchester at 7
s&d Frederick at 7:i5 p. m., sassc day.
Army Reorganization act, which provided
for the enlistment o 65,000 regulars and
35,000 volunteers, apparently prescribes
that three of the volunteer regiments shall
be composed of expert marksmen and
horsemen, and shall be organized as cav
alry, either mounted or dismounted. This
provision was inserted on account of the
excellent service rendered by Roosevelt's
Rough Riders, a regiment composed of
men familiar with the horse and the rifle.
Should it be decided to enlist to the full
volunteer strenath authorized, some of the
I new regiments will probably be organized'
as cavalry. Two battalions each of the
Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Infantry
regiments, both composed of negroes, arc
now in the Philippines, and during their
short period of service there have done
excellent work. The ability of the negro
to withstand the hardships of a tropical
climate is one of the principal reasons why
the department has determined to organize
at least one regiment composed of men
of that race. The colonel and other field
officers of this regiment will be taken from
the Regular Army, but no information is
obtainable as to whether any of the other
officers will be negroes.
VICTORIES FOR JTRLTNEZ.
RcvoIntioiilNtK in Santo Domingo
Capture Three Cities.
Puerto Plata, Aug. 24. The Jiminez rev
olution is growing, although the outbreak
in Monte Cristi was suppressed. The cities
of San Francisco de Macoris, Lavega, and
Moca have been taken by the revolutionist
chiefs Ramon Caseres, Horacio Vasqucz,
and Jose Brache, who are alleged to have
been instrumental in the killing of Presi
dent Heureaux. Their war cry is "Vive
Jiminez. Down with paper currency."
A strong Government co'.umn from Cotui
is advancing on the insurgents. The act
ing President has telegraphed: "Jiminez
has been arrested by the Americans in
Eleven trunks, supposed to have been
transferred from the George Croise, a
steamer of Santiago, Cuba, engaged on
the Cuban coast and in foreign trade, were
seized aboard the French bark Runlmede,
Captain Post, on Tuesday night. They
contained ammunition and Jiminez cor
respondence. CAVA1RY OFFICERS PROTEST.
The Troopship St. Paul Xot to Their
Seattle, Wash., Aug- 24. Colonel Green
leaf, assistant surgeon general, sent to
Seattle by General Shafter to examine the
transport St. Paul, has pronounced her ca
pable of carrying 750 men comfortably.
Today the officers of the Third Cavalry
protested that the accommodations are not
sufficient for the number. The vessel has
been in the service of the Government over
a year, carrying on one voyage from San
Francisco to Manila 860 men,' and has good
accommodations for that number. She is
one of the best troopships on the Pacific.
The action of the Third Cavalry officers is
not clearly explained. It may prevent the
sailing of the troops from this port as soon
as anticipated. The transport Alliance
sailed tonight with 500 horses and 120 men.
WRECKS OFF HATTERAS.
Lieutenant Johuxon CoiiiIrmH
liurtN of JIuiij- DiHaxtcrx.
Norfolk, Va., Aug. 24. Lieutenant John
son, of the United States Revenue Cutter
Service, who arrived here today, brought
Important news from Cape Hatteras of
the recent shipwrecks there. Lieutenant
Johnson was sent down especially to en
quire into the loss of the schooner Aaron
Repphard, of Philadelphia, of which Cap
tain Wessill and four of the crew were
drowned when the schooner went ashore
on Hatteras during the recent hurricane.
He was upon the scene of the awful disaster
some days and confirms the stories brought
in here by survivors of the wrecks of the
several vessels. He confirmed the report of
the foundering of an unknown steamer far
off shore at Hatteras and said that the
bodies of two of those from this steamer
came ashore before he left the coast. A
piece of wreckage which came ashore and
which Lieutenant Johnson was apparently
confident came from a steamer, bore the
name Agnes. From this vessel Mr. John
son believed came the 25G bales of cotton
previously reported as drifting ashore.
Lieutenant Johnson sailed on the steamer
tonight for Washington, where he will
make his official report tomorrow. It is
believed that the piece of wreckage bearing
the name Agnes, came from the Portuguese
bark Agnes, Captain Lobrino, which sailed
from New Orleans for Oporto on July 30.
She was spoken off the Southern coast dur
ing the storm by a British steamer which
arrived here on August 20. This steamer
reported that the Agnes, when sighted, bad
lost her jib-boom.
YELLOW FEVER IN MEXICO.
Tlie Disease Spreads From Tuxpan
to Various Small To-wns.
Tampico, Mexico, Aug. 24. The yellow
fever epidemic has spread from Tuxpan to
a number of small towns along the coast
south of here, and the daily number of
deaths Is very large. In the town of
Tuxpan there is no decrease in the daily
number of deaths and new cases. The
average number of deaths there dally is
about ten. The health authorities at Tam
pico have taken steps to prohibit entrance
Into the city of people from the infected
THE LORD CALLED CARELESS.
TynRHhoro, Mass., Exercised Over an
Oillolal Fire Heport.
Tyngsboro, Mass., Aug. 24. For a month
past the town has been suffering in the
eyes of the godly people because of the re
port of a fire made to the State fire mar
shal by one of the selectmen. A house was
struck by lightning and the selectman
wrote it down as due "to the carelessness
of Lord and a thunder storm." This re
port was accepted and nothing more would
have been heard of the matter had not
certain newspapers found the original pa
pers. Since then a multitude of stories
and paragraphs all referring to the town
have appeared. To remedy all this it is
now proposed to hold a town meeting so
that the people may be allowed to vote by
the Australian system as to whether the
selectman be Instructed to withdraw his
official report of the cause of the fire.
Hearst Minim; Interests for Sale.
Dcadwood. S. D., Aug. 24. The Hearst
interest, one-third of the great Home Stake
mine of tills city, is to be sold in London
next month. The details of the deal are all
made. The mine is valued at about $9,000,
000, and Is capitalized at 112,500,000. It has
paid dividends of $7,723,000, and Is under
stood to have ground opened to insure dlv-
idends of ?6oT000 monthly for tho next
twenty years. The Hearsts get about
$3,500,000 for a third interest in Home
Stake alone, and it is supposed that the
interest in Deadwood Terra and Highland
will go also.
$5.00 R. fc O. SeiiKhure Excursion
To Atlantic City. Sea Ulc City, Cape May, and
Ocean City, N. J., beginning August 4. Tickets
good Friday and Saturday, and for return until
the following Tuesday.
$3.B0 Special Grand ExcurnIon. S3. CO
To Ft. Monroe. Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and
Ocean View, via Norfolk and Washington steam
ers, Saturda, 6:39 p. in. Tickets to Ft. Monroe and
Norfolk, good to return Sunday night, $3.60.
GALDEEON'S BLOODY TALE
Claims Twenty Innocent jtfen Were
Shot as Bandits in Cuba.
DeclnrcH He "Was Removed. From a
JmlK-eHliiii by Aiuerleau Milltnry
Authortty for Attempting to In
vestigate the Crime Press Censor
whip Employed to Withhold Faets.
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 24. Passengers on the
Plant Liner Olivette, arriving tonight from
Havana, report the particulars of a bloody
affair occurring at Gibara, the news of
which was censored by the Government
authorities. Juan A. Calderon, formerly a
Judge at Gibara, but recently removed from
his post by the military authorities,
brought to Havana a report of the killing
by the Tenth Cavalry of twenty men sus
pected of being bandits. 'Calderon states
that he was removed from his post because
he attempted to begin an investigation of
this wholesale killing.
He says that for some time Ernest Rus
sell, captain in the rural guards, and Lieu
tenant Venegas, at the head of a detach
ment of the Tenth Cavalry, has been un
lawfully arresting many persons who are
Avell known in Gibara to be of good char
acter, on charges of a flimsy character. A
few days ago the soldiers, according to
Calderon's story, shot twenty of these sus
pects in cold blood, giving as the only
reason that they were afraid the prisoners
were contemplating an attempt to escape.
Calderon gives a list of the men killed,
who were all reputable citizens of that
section. Captain Russell, Lieutenant Ven
egas, and the other vmembers of the party
who killed the twenty prisoners are still
at their posts, and in the employ of the
Government. Calderon also says that be
cause they attempted to investigate the
crimes the Judges of Holguin, Gibara,
Mayari, and Puerto Padre have been sus
pended by the American authorities, and
that, on the matter being carried to Gen
eral Wood, he sustained the action of the
authorities -la suspending the different
judges. The story told by Calderon has
caused much comment in Havana, and an
investigation will be made at once. The
passengers on the Olivette state that press
despatches relating to the matter were
stepped by the authorities, and that the
general Impression is that the killing did
occur as told.
Another report which reached Havana
from the scene was to the effect that the
twenty suspects were lined up and shot by
a detachment of cavalry without the pre
liminary of a trial. The victims, accord
ing to this latter story, were' arrested'"on
suspicion of belonging to a gang of ban
dits which has been committing depreda
tions about Gibara. One of the passengers
brings a copy of the "Heraldb" Which con
tains the following editorial commenting
on the Calderon story:
If human lives have been sacrificed In the
Island of Cuba under the cloak of the authority
of the military division of Cuba without a pre
vious trial by jury, it is time that the supreme
authority of the United States should institute
an investigation, and if found that such is the
case and that the constitutional rights of Ameri
can citizens and the people having the protec
tion of the American flap have been violated it is
time that a halt should be called and the officers
who have ordered the summary actions, alleged
by Judge Calderon, should be "held accountable
before the American people for the results that
will unquestionably accrue as a consequence.
STRIKERS WZLIi RUN HEBDICS.
Vehicles From "Washington Appear
on Cleveland Streets.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 24. By, Saturday
morning the strikers will have forty her
dics in operation on the Cleveland streets.
The majority of the new vehicles wi.l be
operated on Euclid and Cedar Avenues.
Twenty of the herdics arrived today. The
others are due tomorrow. The herdics very
much resemble the old style omnibus.
They were formerly operated in Washing
ton, from which city they were brojght
here. The strikers will operate the ve
hicles, and it is anticipated that the strike
will last well into autumn.
AMERICAN CAPITAL IN JAPAN".
J. I'lerpont Morjran luoans the ICohe
AVuter AVurkx 3,000,000 Yen.
Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 24. The Japanese
newspapers announce the first introduction
of foreign capital without official interven
tion. The amount Is said to be 1,000,000
yen with Interest at C per cent. The bonds
sold at 92. They run for thirty-six years,
but redemption is allowed after ten years.
The money was raised for the Kobe water
works. That municipality de3ired to bor
row 2,000,000 yen, but the American Trad
ing Company would guarantee only one
million, half of which was due August 15
and the remainder by December 15. J.
Pierpont Morgan, of New York, it is stated
in Japan, made the loan. Efforts are be
ing made to interest him in other enter
prises. STRIKERS OUTWIT A DEPUTY.
Miin-rs Hide in the Earth to Escape
Altoona, Pa., Aug. 24. Superintendent
Thomas Maher, of the Burrel Coal Mines,
near Blalrsvllle, where a strike has been
in progress for months, was granted an
injunction by Judge White restraining the
strikers from congregating at the mines
for the purpose of intimidating non-union
employes. The writs were given to a depu
ty for service. When the officer reached
the mines and began to read his papers the
men quietly retired under the earth. The
deputy followed until the darkness com
pelled him to give up the search.
Meantime the miners had emerged by an
other opening, and when the deputy reachen
day light he found his men there before
him. This operation was repeated until
the deputy gave up in disgust, boarding a
train for home. The strikers are still in
possession of the mines. They say they will
pay no attention to the injunction. They
guard the entrances night and day, their
meals being brought to them surreptitious
ly by their wives and children.
Hallway Telegraphers' Troubles.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 24 An agreement
has been reached by the chief of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and
the officials of the New York, New Haven
and Hudson River Railroad Company,
whereby the demands of the firemen will
bo tabled until the meeting of the com
pany's directors on September 11.
II. Wulter Webb Very III.
Plattsburg, N. Y., Aug. 24. The report
1 reached here tonight that H. Walter Wcbb(
Vice President of the New York Central
Railroad, is seriously 111 at H. McK.
i Twombley's camp on upper St. Regis Lake,
of a complication of diseases, and that the
gravest fears are entertained for his re
covery. Norfolk and "Wushlnsrton Stonjuljout
Delightful summer trips daily to Old "Point
Comfort, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Uearh,
and Ocean View. For tchedulc ste advertisement
Flynn'N HuhiiicKa C'lcffe, 8th anil K.
lliisfneis, shorthand, typewriting S23 a year.
$4.00 ScitHhore Excursion vln II. fc O.
To Atlantic City by special train, leaving Wash
ington 2:00 p. in., Saturday, August 26.
HAinf ARRESTS AT DAHIEN.
Xejyroes in Had Temper mid Trouble
Brunswick, Ga., Aug. 24. -Warrants were
issued this morning for sixty of the ring
leaders of the Darien negro rioters,' and
up to this hour thirty-five have been ar
rested and placed in-jail. The jail Is sur
rounded by the military from "Savannah,
and the streets of Darien aro being- pa
trolled by militia.
The situation is more serious at Darien
now than it was yesterday. The whole
sale arrests have caused ' the negroes to
grow sullen and trouble Is momentarily
expected. Colonel Lawton, of the Savan
nah militia, was ordered by Governor
Candler today to proceed to Darien and
take charge of the military forces. He
arrived tonight and is in consultation with
the officials of Darien as to the'best course
TWO MURDERERS AT BaY.
Slayer of Ilallrond Drnkeiucn
"Won nd Seven of Their Pursuers.
Grinnell, Iowa, Aug. 24. Five hundred
men aro under arms- ten miles south of
here In the timber of the Iowa River Val
ley surrounding two murderers, unknown
tramps, who killed two brakemen at Mar
shalltown Saturday night. The murderers
appear to have an unlimited supply of
cartridges and each has three large re
volvers. Over 100 shots were fired by the
murderers and over 1Q0 by the posse last
night and during the day. Joe Brogan,
Ike Haney, and George Metcalf, of Grin
nell, were injured by the bullets of the
outlaws, and a trail of blood in the tim
ber shows that at least one of the mur
derers is hard hit. A cordon of officers
twenty feet apart surrouh'd the dense tim
ber where the men are hid and a steady
stream of bullets is poured into the under
brush, the murderers occasionally reply
ing. The men will be lynched if they sur
render, as they have already shot seven
of their pursuers since the chase began.
The murders were committed because the
men were refused rides. It is believed
that the fugitives are badly -wanted out
laws from some other section or they
would not make such a desperate fight.
POUGHT OVER A GIRL.
An Indian Territory Literary Enter
tainment Turned Into u Riot.
Perry, O. T., Aug. 24. Rivalry over a
girl precipitated a bloody - fight, which
took on the proportions of a rioit, at Lone
Grove schoolhouse. five mil'ea from hero,
last night. Callie Armstrong .-accompanied
Miss Flora Jones to a literary recital held
In the schoolhouse. The building wa3
packed with friends of the young pcopla
taking part in the exercises. Joe Baxter,
who had been paying his attentions to Mls3
Jones, attempted to supplant young Arm
strong. This precipitated a quarrel be
tween them, which spread until it em
braced all the friends of the principals, as
well as the entire Jones- family connection.
In the fight that followed Baxter was shot
through the head, Armstrong was clubbed
into insensibility, and Aaron Jones, father
of the Innocen cause of trouble, was
stabbed in a dozen placesand will die. The
judges of the elocutionary ' contest held
their decision until a more suspicious mo
ment. A LYNCHING TEARED.
People of a Georgia Town Aroused
hy Recent Crimes.
Augusta, Ga., Aug. 24. The entire com
munity around Hephzibah, eighteen miles
from Augusta, gathered in 'mass meeting
tonight and interesting developments are
looked for. A gang of toughs have been
terrorizing the community for some time,
plundering and burning. Messrs. Fryer
and Allen D. Murphy started a crusade
against the gang, and Murphy received a
signed letter saying he would be killed.
On the same night his store was robbed.
As a consequence three negroes, Will and
Francis McGahee and Lewis Herdwick and
a white man. David Phillips, 'were arrest
ed and they confessed.. This morning the
store of Fryer & Murphy was set on
fire by incendiaries and .burned. Tonight's
meeting decided to obtain positive proof
before acting. Anticipating the action of
the crowd and knowing that the four
prisoners had confessed the authorities
brought the latter for safe keeping to
Augusta, where they are (now lodged.
DUEL WITH CORN KNIVES.
Farmers Slash Each Other to Death
in n. Cyclone Cuve.4
Guthrie, 0. T., Aug. 24. Harrison Ham
ilton and Ira Cooper, wealthy ranch owners
of "D" county, fought a duel to the death
yesterday in a cyclone cave near their
ranches, the weapons used, being corn
knives. There were no witnesses to the
fight and when the bodies were found they
were slashed and cut lfl many places,
while the cave bad the appearance of a
KILLED BY A DOMESTIC.
Murders Her Former Mistress "With
a Dirk ICnlfe.
Parkersburg, W. Va., Aug. 24. Belle
Collins, a middle-aged woman, who for
several years had been in the employ of .1
family named Daniels at Thacker, was dis
missed last week and left for Kentucky.
On Tuesday night she appeared at the back
door of the Daniels home and finding Mrs.
Daniels alone walked into the room and
plunged a dirk Into her former mistress'
body. Death was almost instantaneous.
After committing the murder the Collins
woman crossed the Tug River into Ken
tucky and has not yet been caught-
ChnrKcd AVith KlIHnK .a Child.
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 2f The police
have captured a man whom they have lea
son to believe killed little John Ring. He
is Robert Schnleder, age'd twenty-one
years, and lives about a mile away from
where the murder was committed. Schnled
er is a butcher and drives a wagon from
which he sells meats. He was seen in the
vicinity of the patch of .-woods where the
child was found. He protests that he is
innocent, but the police, have a man In
charge of the Schnleder premises and to
morrow a search will be made of the stable
and also a careful search ot tho woods"
in vicinity of the outrage. Schnleder was
ICIIIed hy an Editor.
Dallas, Tex., Aug. 24.-rJ. B. O'Brien, ed
itor of a Democratic newspaper, shot and
killed Dr. J. B. Harris, Chairman of the
McKennan county Populist executive com
mittee, at Bruceville last night. The men
I quarreled over articles printed in O'Brien'3
paper. O'Brien has bcm placed in jail in
Waco. js -'
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. tnrn vln Penn.syl.vnnlit Railroad.
Atlantic City, Cape, May, Sea kle City, and
Ocean City. Tickets on sale for all. trains Fri-
iajs and Saturdays, good to return .until follow
ing Tuesday. Atlantic City tickets good ia
Delaware bridge, avoiding- transfer through Phil
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OBEDIENT TO BOSS QUAY
The Keystone State Republican Con
vention Bent to -His Will.
Feeble Opposition to His Slate of
Candidates Governor Stone's Ac
tion In Appointing the AVily Man
to Succeed Himself In the United
States Senate StroiiKly Endorsed.
Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 24. Senator Quay
was so well satisfied that his friends were
in control of the Republican State Con
vention today that ho did not care to go
to the convention hall, but was induced by
Attorney General Elkin and others to show
himself to the delegates, who might have
felt piqued had he remained away. He
came into the hall after most of the dele
gates and onlookers had taken their seats
and sat with the delegation from Beaver
county. His appearance on the floor of the
convention was the signal for a hearty
demonstration that must have been very
gratifying to the old fighter. He remained
to hear the speech of his junior colleague,
United States Senator Penrose, and then
quietly retired. Later he left with his son.
Major Quay, for Canada, where he will
spend a week fishing.
It was a great day for Quay. After the
tremendous fight against his re-election
in the Legislature last winter it was some
thing in the nature of a personal triumph
to have such an enthusiastic endorsement
as was given him today. The Quay ticket
went through without change. J. Hay
Brown, of Lancaster, a distinguished law
yer, is the nominee for justice of the Su
preme Court; Josiah R. Adams, of Phila
delphia, for the Superior Court, and James
E. Barnett, of Washington, lieutenant
colonel of the Tenth Pennsylvania, for
State Treasurer, Other persons were
named, but at no time was this trio in
The only discordant note of the conven
tion was the protest of Senator William
Flinn, the leader of the Insurgents, against
the resolution endorsing Governor Stone's J
appointment' ot senator Quay to succeed
himself. He said he was in hearty sym
oathy with the greater portion of the
platform, but could not sit quiet and al
low this- endorsement to go unchallenged.
"If this custom of allowing Governors to
appoint members of the United State3 Sen
ate, where the Legislatures have failed to
elect, should become the law of the coun
try," shouted Flinn, "it would be abso
lutely impossible for the people to change
their representatives In that body. Almost
40 per 'cent of" the "Republicans and a ma
jority of all the Representatives and Sena
tors in the present Legislature are In favor
of making a change in their representative
in the United States Senate, but, for well
known reasons, they have been unable to
agree upon a proper man to elect to that
Proceeding along this line, he defended
the course of-the insurgents in the Legis
lature, and, while admitting that It was
drastic, declared it was the only way they
could represent the sentiment of their con
stituents. Despite the protest on a call of
the roll, the platform 'was adopted by an
overwhelming vote. There 13 considerable
camment on the fatt that the insurgents
placed themselves in apparent antagonism
to President 'McKInley by voting against
tho platform in its entirety, instead of de
manding a division of the question.
Senator Penrose's speech was the chief
address of the day. Ho emphasized tho
importance of sending a stalwart delega
tion to the next national convention for
McKInley. Senator Penrose was introduced
to the convention by Attorney General El
kin as "the junior United States Senator
of Pennsylvania," thUB significantly ex
pressing the belief of his friends that Colo
nel Quay is the "senior Senator" in fact.
The platform of the convention, among
other things, says:
Vi'e congratulate tlie country on the successful
termiration of the war with Spain, and recognize
the wisdom of the policy President McKinley
has inaugurated in the management of affairs
in Cuba, and I'orto Itico, and promise him our
faithful support in the prosecution of the war
in the Philippines in order that the supremacy
of tlie flag planted there by the valor of our
army and navy may be maintained.
To give continued employment to the industry,
ingenuity, and skill of tlie American mechanic
and laborer, e must find new markets abroad
for our surplus products. The commercial con
trol of additional territory will afford new
markets, which will necessarily increase our com
merce and develop our manufacturing interests.
We have ceased to be content witli supply ing pro
ducts for home consumption alone. We must keep
pace with other nations in seeking new fields
for our commerce, and to this end we support
the policy of industrial, commercial, and nalioiul
AVc favor, for our national defence and the
protection of closer commercial relations between
tlie secticna of our vast territory now an impera
tive necessity, the immediate commencement and
early completion of a great canal that will give
communication between, the Atlantic and Pacific
Oceans, as well as its protection against foreign
We favor the building up of our merchant ma
rine upon the lines laid out by the bills reported
favorably to tlie Senate and House, second s.e ion.
Fifty-fifth Congress, so that we may hae a re
serve defence in case of war, and that two hun
dred million dollars of freightage, now paid to
foreign ships, may remain to tlie American ship
builder, the American bhip owmr, the American
seaman, and the American mechanic.
The Republican party owes a debt of gratitude
to her senior United States Senator, Matt lieu
Stanley Quay, who for more than a quarter of a
century lias stood in the "forefront of the battle
for Republican supremacy. Our State is entitled
to full representation in the United State3 Sjnat?,
and we endorse the action of the Oovtroor in mak
ing his appointment to fill a vacancy caused by
the failure of the last Legislature to elect.
The platform continuos with an endorse
ment of the administration of Governor
Stone, especially in regard to his reduc
tion of State expenditures.
HANNA'S FACTION MAY YIELD.
Unlikely That the 3IeICIssonIIol
eoiuh Ticket AVII1 He Opposed.
Cleveland, 0., Aug. 24. It is unlikely
that the Hanna people will put an inde
pendent ticket In the field in opposition to
the ticket presented by the McKisson-Hol-comb
committee, which was recognized as
the official committee of the Republican
party by the county board of deputy State
supervisors. Thirty-eight candidates held
a meeting Wednesday and adopted strong
resolutions requesting the Hanna commit
tee to step aside and not attempt to put
forth an independent ticket. From indica
tions the Hanna committee will not have
many candidates to present, as most of the
aspirants for office are to be en the regu
lar Republican ticket. The Hanna people
have already called a convention for
August 28, at which to nominate their can
didates, but is very likely the action will
Govcrnor'n Tanncr' IIIiich.h.
Springfield, III., Aug. 24. Governor
Tanner was reported to be slightly better
tonight. This doe3 not encourage his
friends to believe that he will speedily
recover, for there Is no doubt that the
Governor is still a very sick man, and
there is no prospect that ho will be able
to be out for some time to come. It is
now said that his refusal to declare him
self a candidate for re-election is due to
the fact that he realizes that he will take
great risks if he should shoulder the
arduous labors Incidental to a political
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SHOULD BOW TO THE VERDICT.
IiOtihct's Advice Concerning
Paris, Aug. 24. President Loubet made
an address today to the district council of
Ramboulllet, In the course of which he said
that the whole country should bow to the
verdict of the Dreyfus court-martial. Ths
judges, he declared, could be relied upon
for absolute impartiality. He was pro
foundly convinced that the troubles of the
country were nearing an end. The gravity
of street disorders and the measures taken
to prevent them must not be exaggerated.
The Government had proved that it was
firmly resolved to defend the Republic.
BRITISH PBESTIGE MENACED.
Enoriuoii Con.iignmentK of Wnr Snp
IiIIch Golnj? to Illuenifoutein.
London, Aug. 25 The Cape Town corre
spondent of the "Daily Mail" says: "De
spite the virtual blockade ot war material
in Delagoa Bay, the Cape Government is
sending enormous consignments of muni
tions of war to Bloemfontein. During the
present month over 2,000,000 cartridges
have been sect, and 500 rifles were des
patched last night from Port Elizabeth to
Bloemfontein. In addition to this, the
Cape Ministry, -while absolutely declining
to arm the volunteers of the Colony, con
tinues to afford other facilities to the
Orange. Free State to arm its burghers
just across the water, freely granting the
use of the Colonial railways for the dis
tribution of cartridges from the Bloem
fontein arsenal to the border towns. The
patience of the people Is becoming ex
hausted and unless the Imperial Govern
ment acts quickly and decisively the
gravest damage may ensue to British pres
tige." Cape Town, Aug. 24. The Delagoa Bay
Incident, coupled with the recent transit
of affarge amount of ammunition, has di
rected" the attention of the British officials
to the immense accumulation of munitions
of war in the South African Republics,
especially in the Transvaal. The Uitland
ers being debarred from carrying arms, the
supply of weapons, as shown in the Lou
rneo Marques (Delagoa Bay) returns for
three years, is greatly in excess of the
burghers' requirements, and consequently
there Is a growing feeling among the Brit
ish community In South Africa that no set
tlement of the existing crisis will ensure
lasting peace unless it includes a provision
for the reduction of armaments.
Tho "Barton News" claims to have in
formation regarding tha-intention of Francer
and Germany to Interfere, with, a view of
participating in the proposed enquiry, and
that "the Transvaal Government entertained
their demands regarding the dynamite con
tracts, hoping to-make it an international
question. The Transvaal Government. It Is.
asserted by the "Barton Nsws," desires aa
opportunity to climb down without offend
ing the amour propre of the burgners, but
if no opportunity is afforded, then war will
not be shirked.
Pretoria, Ang. 24. The Volksraad has de
cided that the dynamite monopoly shall
not be canceled.
Gibraltar, Aug. 24. The Manchester
Regiment, numbering 1,000 men, has sailed
for Cape Town.
Southampton, England, Aug. 24. The
British steamer Arundel Castle sailed from
this port today with thirty officers and
770 men of various regiments bound for
Cape Town. V
RAPID SPBEAD OlIJTEE -PLAGUE.
Make Its Appearance In China and
KiiMNln Oporto Shttnucd.
Oporto. Aug. 21. Tho ofllcial report o:
plague victims shows three new cases and
two deaths yesterday. The steamers
bound to and from Brazilian ports do not
touch hero now, and the mails are for
warded by way of England. Thus far none
of the doctors or nurses attending the
sick have been infected. There is a po3
cihiiitv of disturbances owing to the out
cry from merchants and the popujargdi-
nation against iuc iiujij if --
has been established to prevent thelsprcad
of the disease. The Government lalmaklig
efforts to induce foreign countrieptb relax
their quarantines against v.sssls anl trav
elers for Portugal. It is stated that two
cases of the plague have appearedjun Lis
bon, but this is officially denied. fpEi,
Morocco, Aug. 24. The Sultan oflMbroc
nn hnc nntifipd the cowers that helisj&de-
stroying the native boats on the Riff- coast
and 'placing there a gunboat to protect
Shanghai, Aug. 24. The plague has made
its appearance at Nieuchwang. It is not
serious at present, but there are grave
fears that the disease will spread to Tien
tsin and other cities in north China.
London, Aug. 24. Reports from Vienna
reiterate the statement that the Siberian
plague has made its appearance in .Russia.
Prince Oldenburg, it is said, has gone to
Astrakhan to superintend the measures to
prevent the spread of the contagion. The
press censorship of messages reporting the
progress of the disease is extremely severe
and this increases the vague feeling of
Liverpool, Aug. 24. Owing to the plague
in Portugal, the Liverpool liners will not
call at Madeira.
New York, Aug. 24. Oelrichs & Co.,
agents of the North German Lloyd Steam
ship Company, have received from their
agent at Naples the following cable:
Press despatches false. Although we know of
no plague at Naples wc have nude careful cn
ouirv and eive vou full authority to contradict
the report. The American Consul and medical
inspector at Naples liave cabled same answer
to enquiries received.
AN EXODUS OP PINKS.
ltusslun Policy Ilrlvlnjr Thousand
From Their Native Soil.
Loridon, Aug. 25. The St. Petersburg
correspondent of tho "Times" says that
8,000 Finns have left Finland since Feb
ruary. The Finnish workingmen's asso
ciation has decided to send agents to
choose lands In Australia for emigrants.
Similar agents aro already in America.
The peculiar methods of Russia's inter
nal policy Is gradually but surely driving
out her most Industrious and hardiest sons.
A Universal Exhibition at Rome.
Rome, Aug. 24. It has been decided to
hold a universal exhibition in this city in
1910. At the time a colossal monument to
King Victor Emanuel will be erected.
An Ajced Xovelint to Weil.
Vienna, Aug. 24. It i3 stated that Mau
rus Jokai, the Hungarian novelist, who is
seventy-four years old. is atout to marry
the Hungarian actress Arabella Nagy, who
is only eighteen.
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1RC1 DRIVEN TO BAY
He Meets With Silenca Many Ques
tions Put to Him by Labori.
Ills Evasive Method Upheld ly the
Court Gonxe aud RokcI Rank to
the ABNlstunce of the WttHCSi
When He Ih Cornered VafalrneiH
and IrreKulartty the Iroceed
IngrH Astound American and Ehk
HhIi Spectators The Principles of
3uRtice Shamefully Derled Efforts
to Obtain Truths Calculated to
Help Dreyfu.n Persistently Ig-aorcd.
Rennes, xug. 24. The feature of to
day's session was the long-expected cross
examination of General Mercier by Malt re
Labori. It served enly to demonstrate
anew the audacious policy ot the powerful
ccterle who arc really on trial before the
world, although they are not the technical
defendants before this court-martial. M.
Labori made a gallant and persistent strug
gle to bring out the truth of the conspiracy
which sent Dreyfu3 to Devil's Island and
hopes to return him thence, but what could
any lawyer do to face a witness who takes
refuge In silence when hard pressed and
whom the court protects, nay, encourages,
in his recalcitrancy? It must be confessed
that General Mercier bore the ordeal bet
ter than was expected, some of his replies
telling scarcely anything.
Nothing surprises the spectators at this
strange trial, but It Is Impossible for
Americans and Englishmen in the audience
to realize the seriousness of proceedings
which permits all the officers ot the gen
oral staff who are present to leap to the
assistance of a comrade who Is getting cor
nered and to all harangue the court at once
upon the point at Issue. Thus today Gen
erals Gcnse and Roget, Major Lauth, and
Captain Cuignet, and othera all ran to the
platform and joined in the debate when M.
Labori pressed General Mercier Into a
corner and he seemed at a loss for an
answer, when there wa3 no excuse for
silence en the ground of professional
It Is now perfectly clear that until the
end of the trial no limit will be placed
upon irrelevant twaddle which by any
construction creates a bad Impression
against the prisoner, while all attempts to
elucidate the grave mysteries of the, case
will be successfully resisted. This Is not
being done in a. manner so outrageously
defiant of all the principles of justice as in
the Zola trial, but, none the less, it is
being done effectually.
No day passes without its outside ex
citement. In the midst of dinner tonight
a pale, panting Frenchman rushed into the
principal hotels, shouting: "A bomb has
been exploded at Labori's house!" The
300: newspaper men who were eating their
dinners immediately left the tables and
started for the scene of the reported out
rage. Every cab In Rennes was pressed
into service. Those who could not secure
a cab ran the two miles to il. Labori's
house In the suburbs. The small array
"stormed the portals of the residence, and
the guards thereabouts made preparations
to repel the mob. It was finally explained
that the report was a hoax, whereupon tha
bedraggled and perspiring reporters re
turned to their hotels. It was a terribly
Twenty additional -witnesses have been
summoned for tomorrow. 7M. Labori say3
that the trial will probablyKpntinue until
September 15. M. Laborill sue- the
anti-Dreyfus papers which assert that his
shooting was a fake. He today deposited
with the procureur his bullet-pierced and
blood-stained coat and waistcoat as evi
dence. M. Defreycinet, another former
Minister of War, will be examined next
THE PROCEEDINGS IN DETAIL.
Mercier Pursues Hi.s Course of Eva
sion ot hnliori' Questions,
Rennes, Aug. 24- It yesterday's pro
ceedings ot the Dreyfus court-martial
were tame today's were quite lively enough
to keep up the standard. The Interest be
gan with the reading of the deposition of
Captain Penot, who quoted Colonel Sand
herr as saying that after Dreyfus was ar
rested Mathieu Dreyfus and another broth
er of the prisoner came to him and offered
150,000 francs to suppress the affair.
M- Demange promptly offset this evi
dence by reading a note written by Colonel
Sandherr himself saying that Mathieu
Dreyfus had offered his fortune for the pur
pose ot tracing the real traitor.
M. Labori called M. Linol from the au
dience to testify in regard to the story told
yesterday by Debreull and to Dreyfu3 re
lations with M. and Mme. Bodson and with
a German attache at Bsdson's house. Linol
affirmed that he discussed the case with
Bodson after Dreyfus wa3 condemned, Bsd
son then declaring that Dreyfus was inca
pable of treason. Bodson. the witness
added, was neither a Jew nor a foreigner.
Colonel Maurel, who was president ot
the court-martial of 1S34, made an Im
pressive witness, speaking slowly and care
fully, and his evidence probably told
heavily against the prisoner in the minda
of the judges. He affirmed that hl3 convls
tion and the convictions ot the other mem
bers of the court-martial of 1S94 wera
firmly established against the prisoner be
fore the court retired to deliberate. The
secret dossier, he said. In no wise affected
their decision. The court-martial, ha said,
received a packet from General Mercier.
The court looked at a single document
contained therein, and this, was of such a
nature that they refused to examine the
An Arbitrary Ilnllng.
M. Labori asked who hrought the se
cret dossier to the court-martial.
Colonel Maurel replied: "Du Paty de
Labori What- was the first piece yoa
Colonel Jouaust The witness will not
Thus suddenly was raised the same bar
rier which at the Zola trial and at all
other times has been opposed to the com
plete elucidation of the myterlts o the
M. Labori wasted no time In protesting
against the arbitrary decison of the court.
Everybody, including the Judges them
selves, knew of course that it was the no
torious "Canaille de D." document, the
falsity of which wa3 known to General
Mercier himself when he sent it.
M. Labori asked to be allowed to qoa-
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