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VOLUME XLI. NO. 63.
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KANSAS CITY, AUGUST 12, 1898.-TEN PAGES.
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IT IS NOT POPULAR
MAW OBJECTIONS MADE to agri
I after the men who did more for your city from its
youth to his death, you would call It Bullene hall.
K. W. R.
Lawrence. Kas.. Aug. 10.
THE OLD NAME IN FAVOR
CONVENTION HALL SUITED
Subscribers to the General Fnnd
Write to The Jonrnnl Protest
ing: Asrnlnst the New Appel
lation 'What the Peo
A great many people contributed money
to the fund to build a convention hall un
dir the Impression that when It was com
pleted It would still retain the name of
Convention hall. All of the soliciting of
funds was done In the name of convention
hall; the buttons that sold at Jl each were
convention hall buttons; the entire move
ment was directed toward the construction
of a convention hall. As one of the con
tributors said last night:
"The people didn't give their money to
build an Agricultural hall, nor a Florlcul
tural hall; neither was it given for a Hor
ticultural halL We have swapped hoises
in the middle of the stream and got the
worst of the trade."
The change of name of tne new hall does
not meet with anything like the approval
that It should in order to be binding. The
hall was built by the people-the name
given it should be acceptable to the peo
ple. Reporters for The Journal yesterday
interviewed citizens in various walks of
life in order to get expressions on the
change of name made by the committee.
They are given below and It will be seen
that the name "Agricultural hall' was not
received with favor by the public The
Journal has also received a number of
communications on the change of name,
some of which follow:
To The Journal.
I am disgusted with the name chosen for oar con
Tentlon hall, anfl during the part two daya hare
taken palm to jet the opinions of orer eighty citizens
as to. the approprlatenefs of the name, "Agricultural
hall." Without a tingle exception all object to it on
the ground that It does not apply In any way but one
to the purposes for which the hall mar fc. ntd t
don't believe you could find a dozen Intelligent people
In the whole town outside of the naming committee
that farors It. Caa't steps be- taken to hate It re
christened? h. r. c
Kansas City, Aug. 11.
To Tho Journal
If the new convention hall "nst Leei named for all
time," as has been stated by an afternoon paper, I
suppose it will be useless to raise objection, but if
the majority of the people of Kansas City feel as I do
and as scores of others with whom I hare talked do'
about the name that has been selected, I don't see
why the matter cannot be reconsidered and a more
appropriate name substituted for the building.
"Agricultural hall!" Tumpklns and pigs and farm
machinery: What has the fact that Kansas City Is
the business center of the richest agricultural section
on earth got to do Ith. the naming of such an Insti
tution, anyhow! Is It to be forever known as an
agricultural show building, when that Is only one of
scores of purposes for which It may be used This Is
certainly the Idea that will always Impress strangers,
and It must constantly grate on the ears of those to
whom it becomes most famlllsr. The name Is ridicu
lously inspproprlale. It doesn't fit Ksnsas City It
uutu usriuDnize wim ine metropolitan atmosphere
of the place. It will not even suit the country people
who look for more original namea, at least, for city
Institutions. While there Is no nobler word In the
English dictionary than "agriculture." there is no
sense In using It where It does not belong. As be
teen "Agricultural hall" and "The rallaseum " I
believe thst ninety-nine out of every hundred of' our
citizens would favor the Utter. It has the merit of
being original. It Ukes the place of "Coliseum."
commemorates our patron goddess, hss a pleasant
sound, snd. in Its application to the building, would
be comprehensive enough to suit all purposes for
which It Is Intended. "AgrlcultursI h'sil" compre
hends nothing bat an agricultural exhibit. Any one
of a dozen names that have been suggested would be
more appropriate than the one chosen, and you hear
people everywhere on the streets and In business
houses proclaiming agslnst the contracted name de
cided upon by the committee. Now It reems to roe
thst the citizens who have contributed to the build
ing of the hall should be given a chance to vote on a
name, and I make a motion to that erect.
A HALL CO.STniDUTOR.
To The JourcaL
Penult an humble contributor to the erection of
tne contention nail to register bis protest against
naming It Agricultural hall. The nsme is wholly
WHAT THEPE0PLE SAY.
Expressions From the Public Hetriird-
lnc the rimnzre of Xante of
Reporters for The Journal yesterday in
terviewed various citizens on the change of
name of convention hall. Here Is the way
the public regards the change:
Wallace Love, superintendent of build
ings "It is a very inappropriate name.
'Convention Ha'!' is not quite expressive
or comprehensive enough, but it covers the
case much better than 'Agricultural Hall."
It does seem to me that a better name could
have been found. I haven't heard any.
body express his satisfaction at the name
City Engineer Henry A. Wise "I think
the name is entirely inappropriate I
should call it 'Convention' hall. That's
what it will be much more than an agri
cultural exposition hall. While it is true
that other gatherings than conventions will
be held in the building, yet it is generally
understood that convention halls are used
for other purposes, while the term 'Agricul
tural' hall If. misleading. 'Convention' hall
gives an Idea of size suitable for smaller
Tl V e,Cf ,"""c rtbiituiiurai nail elves
fafrs reh id"" a PlaCe where county
"iW,2itCir .i1' Davis assistant postmaster
ci,.thlnk,.C.onvent,. ha!1 is the st name
for the building. That's what I gave my
money for. To call the building 'Agricul
tural' hall is to convey the impression that
t is a place where fancy pumpkins are
being exhibited and baby shows are held "
A. J. Shirk, health officer "It ought to
be called 'Convention' hall if no better
name can be found. I don't think 'Agricul
tural' hall fills the bill at all. It Is clumsy
?5 ? '" expressive Nobody will stop to think
pf the fine theories about Kansas City being
piri" centcr of a Ereat "aericultural em-
,v- C. Winsborough. secretary of the
Manufacturers' Assodation-"I don't like
the name very well. I think there is quite
a reeling among the manufacturers that
m.en?me shu'd have been given which
S tt,.a,VS ln some wa' cognized the
tact that it was the very successful home
C . .u "" gotten up almost entirely
oy trie nwntirnptneca e T-n... ,,.
which called the attention of the people
strongly to the need of such a place and
SilM le" ?S!S.!bIe, t0 raUe the m0neV t
5m!J? ".' WnIle " Is true thIs is an agri
?,Ui.uraI country, yet It is a manufac
turing center also, and we hope to largely
Increase this feature of our city. A name
would have pleased me better which con-
n'6"5?10 tecoenition 0f this fact- .
; T-..JaP!m- Present 0f the board of
trade I think the name Was a very
good selection. I do not know of anything
wnich would have been anv better."
... h- " B'Kelow. secretary board of trade
I see no objection to the name. It suits
me first rate."
Henry Gos-s, Goss Heating and Plumb
ing Company "I don't like it I think it
is not a good name for It."
t., P,9.arnett- aorney, 1023 New York
Life building "Oh, Agricultural hall is all
ngnt, this is a sort of an agricultural
Jjwn" S,U"J,1 ,lke Convention hail better,
tney raised the money under the name
Convention hall, and they ought to be
estopped, as lawyers say, from making
a change In it now."
- Ti,'- Nelson, real estate dealer. Nelson
riullding "I don't like the name AErrletil-
tural hall at all. I think Convention hall
would be much better."
.. D!i Tyree- oculist. Rialto building "I
don t like the name. Convention hall-would
be much better. I think. We might get
a national convention in It some of these
days, and then that name would be all
right. The hall Is built for the purpose of
attracting conventions and that name
would suit it."
.. C ,7eas' eeneral agent Wells, Fargo
if Co. Express "I don't like the name
Agricultural hall. It conveys the idea of
cheapness like the temporary tmlldlmrs
and conventions. Auditorium or Conven
tion hall would be more appropriate "
Judge Gates, of the circuit court "Splen
did. Do not think that a better name than
Agricultural hall could be found."
Recorder Queal "It has not been partic
ularly called to my attention, but it seems
to me that Agricultural hall Is a very ap
County Marshal Chiles"! see no objec
tions to the name of Agricultural hail. It
is certainly indicative of what the hall will
be largely used for."
Attorney Silverman "It seems to me a
good name, yet there are those who mav
think that Kansas City does not owe its
existence entirely to agriculture, and the
strides made of late years in manufactures
would seem to give ground for the selection
of a general name"
J. W. Wagner-"! don't like the name
Agricultural hall at a!!: neither do I like
the Idea of calling it after any one man.
We have all helped to build the hall, and
wo all ought to be represented in some
way in the name of it. We are none of
us agriculturists, nor do we frequently have
agricultural displays in Kansas City. Stock
hall would come a whole lot nearer telling
the true story fo- Kansas Citj-. The name
should represent the people of Kansas
City. I don't much like People's hall, but
that is the ldet that should be in the
?me; J?ut' beer still, call it the Kansas
Illt hill rt," Vin Trir.n.- ,1... Til t
Kither of those names is a whole lot near
er the right idea than Agricultural hall."
W. C. Hdwards. ex-secretary of stale of
Kansas "I don't think Agricultural hall an
appropriate name for such a hall in Kan
sas City. It is not a fair ground building
and it seems to me they ought to be able
to find a more suitable name for it."
A. W. Miller, proprietor Saratoga res
taurant "I think it is a verv poor name.
I shall not go to the new hall to buy sup
Idles for my restaurant, and I don't think
anyone would allow mo to if I wanted to.
There is nothing agricultural about the
place. Some classical or musical name
would be much nearer tho proper thing."
Harry Grattan, manager labor headnuar-
ters "Have they captured some agri
culturists to put In the new hall, or are
they naming it in honor of Senator Peffer
and the other Kansas Populists? Call it
the Kansas City hall or the Kansas CItv
Auditorium and be done with It. Kansas
City has built it In a truer sense than it
has done anything else, and it will he the
proper thing to name the hall the Kansas
City hall, for that Is what it Is."
COFFINS WERE TRANSPOSED.
Body of Cnptnln Sherman, at Knnnu,
I'nt On nt Cincinnati Yesterday
hy 31 in take.
CINCINNATI. O., Aug. II. A shocking
scene occurred here to-day when the re
mains of Mrs. Elizabeth Winkleman were
about to be lowered into the grave. She
died in New York, and her remains were
taken from the train to Spring Grove cem
etery. On the same train were the re
mains of Captain W. D. Sherman, a Kan
sas volunteer, wounded at Santiago. It
was not intended to open the Winkleman
casket here, but a sister of the deceased
made the request at the grave.
When the undertaker discovered that he
had the remains of a captain ln uniform,
and not those of the aged lady, he did all
hi could to appease the doubly distressed
relatives. The baggageman put off the
wrong casket. The remains of Mrs. Win
kleman were on the St. Louis express car
from Cincinnati. The railway officials
telegraphed for the return of the Winkle
man casket, and that of Captain Sherman
was sent on the next train. The remains
of Captain Sherman were accompanied by
Miss, Wyer. When Captain Sherman was
wounded and brought to .. hospital at
AVashlngton, his case was iiot considered
Miss Wyer came to Washington for their
marriage on the date previously fixed.
While she was en route East the captain
became worse and died a few hours before
E, Sixth infantry, pernicious malarial fe
ver; Private William J. Waters, Company
B. Eighth infantry, typhoid pneumonia;
Private Herman W. Goetz, Company F.
First Illinois, typhoid fever? Corporal John
Dunn. Company B. Eighth infantry, per
nicious malarial fever; Private P. V. Ves
per, Company M. Second Massachusetts,
called agricultural hill. aT ever? 1 ttte She ,reacned m " Washington. Efforts
,.,.... ?; ri " t" . eSr "ie , are beintr made In nrm-i ,! mr Ko.-
-..i., iau in me country, xne name
only means one thing and is not broad
enough for the building. It is a fine build
ing, and it ought to have a name which
would be distinctive and mean something
at the same time."
William H. Lucas, manager of the Brook
i;" av.eJ"-e sfeet railway "I think the
name the committee has chosen a very
good one. though I liked the old one of
v-... milium iian wen cnougn. I do rot
approve of naming a public building of
that sort after any person."
Justice W. C. Ebcrt "I do not like the
name of Agricultural hall. The name.
Convention Hall.' by which we have been
calling It. suits me better than anything
else I have heard suggested."
Colonel Theodore S. Case "I think 'Con
vention Hall as good a name as can be
found. It expresses what we expect the
building to be. There Is no special fitness
in the name the committee has chosen."
JUStlce Owen W T-TniPP-r "U'hat hqa
become of that name a committee paid J2S ,,,,?
for two or three years aero? Pallasaenm. behind.
I think it was. It might do. I'll be glad
to have the hall by any name."
E. G. Vaughan. secretary of the North
east Street Railway Company "I wouldn't
like to suggest any name, as I havpn't
given the matter any thought. I liked
Convention Hair very well, though, and
see no reason why it should have been
Superintendent J. M. Greenwood "The
name 'Agricultural hall' seems to me In-
doubly distressed by knowing of the acci
dent, although she will find on arrival in
St. Louis to-morrow morning that the cas
ket has been delayed.
YALE LEAVESS0ME BEHIND.
Desire of Xccrro Volunteers for n Last
IJrlnk Costs Them a Trip
NEW YORK. Aug. 11. The auxiliary
cruiser Yale with the Eighth Illinois volun
teers and a number of nurses on board,
sailed for Santiago this afternoon.
A number of the volunteers were left be
hind. They had "run the guard" to get
drinks at various saloons and did not reach
the American line pier until after the vessel
left. Several officers were amontr those left
After tho Yale had started for Santiago
six sick and wounded members of the
Eighth Illinois were found by the police on
pier 17, North river. They were removed
to the Hudson street hospital for medical
and surgical treatment. One of the wound
ed men was hurt by falling from the train
and the other said he had been Injured ln
WORK OF THEJVANDA ENDED.
Resumption of Cable Communication
Leaves Nothing for Dispatch
Uonts to Do.
NEW YORK. Aug. 11. The steam yacht
Wanda. Captain Miller, which has been in
the service of the Associated Press for
nearly four months as a dispatch boat, ac
companying the American fleet and army
in West Indian waters, arrlver here from
Porto Rico this morning, having touched
at Nassau en route, and having covered
the distance of about 2,rx knots in six days
under easy steam. On board were Colonel
Charles S. Diehl, assistant general mana
ger; Mrs. E. R. Johnstone and Mr. N. C.
Wright, staff correspondents. The Wanda
has steamed more than 15,000 knots In car
rying news to the cable stations in Jamai
ca, Hayti and St. Thomas, since leaving
-ew lork, on May 3. The yacht witnessed
the bombardment of the defenses outside
of Santiago, was present at the landing of
me troops at Daiquiri and Siboney, Cuba;
witnessed the destruction of Cervera's fleet,
having on that occasion taken on board
eleven surviving officers and men of the
Spanish torpedo boat destroyer Pluton, and
was present at the landing of the American
troops at Ponce, Porto Rico. Now that
cable communication has been restored in
Eastern Cuba and Southern Porto Rico, the
necessity for dispatch boats has ceased, for
a time at least.
The Wanda has on board a relic of the
great sea fight off Santiago, a six-pounder
quick firing gun taken from the deck of the
Spanish cruiser Oquendo by the Associated
Press dispatch boat Cynthia. The Wanda
brings mall ffom the fleet off Porto Rico,
and also carries mail from Nassau, owing
to the irregularity with which steamers
now touch at that British port.
PLACE FOR HOBSON'S FATHER.
President McKinley Appoints Him
Postmaster, Although lie Is
WASHINGTON. Aug. 11. The president
to-day appointed Judge J. M. Hobson, fath
er of Lieutenant Hobson, of Merrimac
fame, postmaster at Greensboro, Ala. Mr.
Hobson is a Democrat, and the nomination
was made at the earnest request of his
Republican fellow townsmen as a mark of
WAR IS OVER
Spanish Cabinet Approves the
TO BE SIGNED TO-DAY
Suspension of Hostilities to Be
Ordered at Once.
NAVAL WAR BOARD'S PLEA
Members Want to Impose Fur
ther Peace Conditions.
TOO LATE FOR ANY CHANGES
War Vigorously Prosecuted Up to
the Last Minute.
Invited to ChlckamanRB.
WASHINGTON. Aug. H. President Mc
Kinley and Secretary Alger have been in
vited to visit Chattanooga and Chicka
mauga. The secretary says that It is im
possible for them to leave Washington at
Xo Cessation of Hostilities Ordered as
Yet and the Order Will Xot Be
Given Until Protocol Is Act
ually Signed Manila
May Yet Be Tak
en hy Force. .
Money Sent to Merrltt's Men.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11. Secretarj
French, of the national relief committee,
to-day cabled to UnltedVBtates Consul Gen
eral Wildman at Hong Kong $1,000 with in
structions to use the money to buy food
and supplies for the troops at Manila.
"0URr NAVAL VICTORIES."
without fitn&a. It describes neither th tmlMfn.. . I nnnpnnHin t . '"-. "i.. '"7
its rarpo"": nor don It Infllcate rn remoter the exhibit. Something of that sort may find FPVPR RfllMN A I ITTI C
rlrrunmsiirts stlsnainr Its jouaditiK snd construe- ' a place in the hall, but it will not he tvn- "CVCi. UHII.O H LI I I Lfc.
tlon. Assurer th mstters should be Vrpt la ical of Its uses. 'Convention hall' is much : '
Mew In choosing a csme. To sar thst Ksnsss Cllr
Is In a fertile Una Is sn explsnstlon hlrh talis
to explain Such reason for so naming this hall Is
no raura naieer. Ksnsas Cltr. ss a cltr, would
amount to but little were It not tor the ocesn to
which the rrodurts ct the field sre sent for a market
and from which this city, as a sest of the trsde. re
rltes Imports In exchange. Tit "Ocean hall" as a
name for our chief assembly building, thcugh really
as appropriate as AgrlcultursI hsll. would m
considered tor a moment by anybody. Agricultural
better. It carries thp rlirht trtpn with" it r
should like to have it known the country
over, as the 'Convention hall' of Kansas
George T. Stockham. manager of tho
Midland "A rose would smell as sweet un
der anv other name. It does not make
any dlfferenre what thv rail tho nlaeo it-
is the management of It that is going to I
jjmite ii a. hucccps. n it is run in tne in
terest of a few men It Is going to be a fall-
General Slinfter's Report for Wednes
day Mioivm More Xev Cases
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1L The following
is General Shatter's sanitary report for
Total number of sick. 3.2.w: total numher
fever cases, 2,131: total number new cases
hall la fact Is a monomer. It Is an appellation I ure. but If In the Interest of ICnnsai ritv ! of fever, CW: total number fever cases re-
if we it .'n'i'if,' r.... . k. ' u wm succeed In spite of any name they I turned to duty. 233. Deaths August 10: I'ri-
SSi2il?Ulite,'T7- Asm raa,,fr" vXeleorwnaotAnhw HenrI- Thirty-third Michigan,
T??"fM0"s-',X..,?o?I.,! .,n t0n village, a country town, where they have onlv one ! yellow fever: Private Itlchard W. Johnson.
Company G, First Illinois, yellow fever;
William J. Jloseley. Company H, Twenty
fourth Infantry, yellow fever; Private M.
Thompson, Troop G, Tenth cavalry, yellow
fever; Private Harvey JIcGuirc, Company
Over ,00O People Witness the Initial
Prodnctlon of Kiralfy's Xew
NEW YORK, Aug. 11. Over 9.0O0 people
attended the initial production of "Our Na
val Victories." by Imre Kiralfy. at Mad
ison Square garden to-night. The idea of
tho "American naval show" was to create
correct reproductions of the American and
Spanish warships which have taken part
In the recent naval engagements. The
entire arena of Madison Square garden was
transformed Into a basin holding 1,600.000
gallons of water. In this basin to-night,
Dewey's victory, the destruction of Cer
vera's fleet and the other naval events of
Interest were produced with an accuracy
and fidelity which delighted the spectators.
Among those who witnessed the production
was Lieutenant Richmond Pearson Hobson.
are cslled on to name their chief m-etlng rlarei afi.r l.l- nttmntlnn a vmr nnrt that to tho .- I
rAT or Shi J ,1 J! "',n lbtT ": the I ty fair. I don't think the rame approprl
SJrment. ln tVe co.T'r. St" CTm- . e for Kansas City, but It Is named now,
.o n. of r,mmnn 2ZS1H. the "- and what f the u- to kick-'
Sta'edToTnrtes'ryTveJoriT0' Pf ' V?,t VT6"1
wealth enterprise and inteiiii2 -i . f I Journal "I do not like the new name at
caned". SSZ ultur? if.bow.Trrne.rwV.S' a-, 1 hrV? 1?? e0Ve condemn it
critics unjustly claim to be lnsensr.M. ci Z I and none defend it.
communlUeV This communitnSrt ' T ,7.J Dr- w- s- Wheeler-"It is urged that the
embodies the latest expression In ton building r ! hal1 should be called Agricultural hall hc
,the Anglo-Saxon rare. Its population as a whole l ca,Ite r t,le central location of Kansas
compo'i'd of the elite of American matit.rw ...J I City In the agricultural distrirt of the
w-emanhood, who alone bate the courses and enerrv country. Now, as a matter of fact, the
COL. BROADHEAD'S WILL.
Entire Estate, Kxeeptlncr $100 to Each
of the Children, Left to
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11. The will of Colonel
James O. Broadhead. ex-United States min
ister to Switzerland, who died at his resi
dence here early Sunday morning, was tiled
for probato to-day. It Is every brief and
was executed September 26. 1S9). He leaves
J100 to each of his three children and the
rest of the estate is left to his widow.
The will recites that the estate Is barely
sufficient to maintain her and her family
YELLOW FEVER PREVENTIVE.
Toledo Man to Leave for Porto Rico
Soon to Experiment for the
TOLEDO, O.. Aug. 11. Nelson G. Trcfry.
of this city, leaves in a few days for Porto
Rico under government contract to begin
experiment on a discovery of a yellow fever
preventive. Trefry has satisfied the agri
cultural department that a peculiar plant
he discovered In South America which ma-'
tures in thirty days will prevent fever in
fection in the vicinity where grown.
MADRID, Aug. 11 The government has
received the protocol, and the cabinet
council rose at 9:40 p. m., having approved
The government will wire M. Cambon to
night empowering him to sign the pre
liminaries of peace.
The day has been diplomatically one of
the busiest since the outbreak of the war.
There have been no fewer than three cab
inet councils, in addition to various diplo
Though the text of the protocol was not
received until the evening was well ad
vanced, the government had been made
fully acquainted with its contents through
The matter was practically settled at
the cabinet meeting this afternoon, and
the receipt of the actual document, there
fore, only required a meeting of the cab
inet for a formal acceptance.
Ministers adhere to the statement that
the protocol contains no modification of
the original terms, but only new sugges
tions. They expect it will be signed at Wash
ington to-morrow (Friday) and that a sus
pension of hostilities will be announced at
Duke Almodovar de Rio, minister of for
eign affairs, assures the correspondent of
the Associated Press that the negotiations
for the peace treaty will take place In Paris,
but he says the commissioners have not
yet been appointed.
The terms of the protocol will not he
published until the instrument has been
The Associated Press bulletin from Ma
drid announcing that the Spanish cabinet
had approved the peace protocol and that
the French ambassador would receive in
structions to sign it was very gratifying
to the administration, but it was expected
that such would be the course of the Span
It is confidently expected that the sig
natures will be affixed to thi? document to
morrow and Immediately thereafter both
governments will begin carrying out its
provisions. The first will be the cessation
of hostilities', followed immediately by the
occupation of Manila by General Merrltt
and the United States troops under his
command, the occupation of San Jtinn in
Porto Rico by General Miles, and the evac
uation of that island by the Spanish forces.
It is believed that there will be delay In
the evacuation of Havana, Matanzas and
other Spanish strongholds In Cuba, a3
some difficulties are anticipated In arrang
ing for a proper form of government of
Cuba, and because there I? no desire to
hurry American troops Into the Island at
the present time, the preference being to
wait for cooler weather.
The near approach to the signing of the
protocol has required the discussion of the
personnel of the peace commission. ThTe
is good authority for the statement that
Secretary Day will be at the head of the
commission and that two United States
senators will be members of it. Senator
Allison, of Iowa, and Senator Gorman, of
Maryland, have been prominently men
tioned for places on the commission, and It
Is known that they have been under con
sideration by the president.
It is not believed by members of the
administration that the commission can
complete its work in time to cause an ex
tra session of congress to consider legisla
tion which the treaty of peace will neces
sitate, although there Is a prospect that an
extra session of the senate might be called
in November to consider the treaty of
The interest in government circles cen
tered to-day in the press dispatches from
Madrid, as the first news of the decision
of the Spanish government would be made
public there, and there was no likelihood
of anything being known officially In
Washington during the day as to Spain's
decision respecting signatures to the peace
protocol. After the close of office hours.
Secretary Day drove over to the White
House and had .a half hour's conference
with the president. He stated that no fur
ther word had been received from Ambas
sador Cambon, but admitted that he ex
pected a call from that gentleman to-mor-
reported from. Cavite that he was simply
awaiting the arrival there of the double
turreted monitor. Monadnock, It Is pre
sumed this attack will soon follow, if it has
not been made already, for, according to
the calculation of the navy department, tho
Monadnock Is about duo now at Cavite.
While not quite clear as to General Mer
rltt's purpose In deferring his attack until
the vessel arrives. It is the opinion of the
military officials that his plan la to plant
the two monitors, Monterey and Monad
nock, directly within range of the Manila
batteries and. if a demand for surrender la
refused, to batter down those defenses.
Only fully armored vessels can be safely
employed ln such work; hence the delay on
account of the non-arrival of the Monad
Secretary Alger to-day cabled to General
Miles to apply immediately to the Porto
RIcan ports captured by him the tariff
drawn up by the government for Santiago
and other Cuban ports. This Is In line with
the policy of the war department of ex
tending the American system of tariffs as
rapidly as possible over captured territory
The settlement of the details of the evac
uation o'r.Ctiba and Porto Rico Is already
.receiving the earnest attention of the offi
cials. Some provision is to be made for
the treatment of the Spanish prisoners and
for the disposition of the small arms and
the artillery and war stores. There is also
some naval property of value remaining In,
Cuban and Porto RIcan porta, and it la a
question whether or not this should be de
manded by us or be allowed to remain In
Spanish possessions. The conclusion has
been reached by Secretary Alger to refer
these matters to a military commission, and
Adjutant General Corbln Is now looking up
precedents for the guidance of such a com
mission. Possibly this commission would
meet the question raised by the naval war
board as to the propriety of holding Monro
castle as a pledge until the formal signa
ture of a treaty of peace.
IMPATIENT FOR PEACE
PROBABLE PEACE COMMISSIONERS.
required to leave the older states and devote theJr
iiyri inn uicuu iu uic upuuncmg oi a new city.
To name the chief pl.ee of assembly of a grest
city Acrlrultursl hall seems a return to vlu.gc life
In Joins In quite well with calling the chief thorough
fare Msln street. Msln street as a name. ror ex
ample would not be well received by cither :w
TorLers or AmrricsLs generally In exchange for
Rroadnar To hear vaudeville and "Jlrais MonVey"
pls In opera bouses, so styled, and lltten to Slelha
or Nordlra In grand opera In an agricultural hall is
at the ery lean an Incongruity, and we owe It to
ourselrc to have as little of that quality as possible
In our municipal makeup. To pass from Agricultural
ball and Main street to parks and boulevard, with
such names ss Tseeo and Grand concourse seems a
transition In nomenclature rather abrupt.
If we Intend living up to our alms, aspirations and
destiny we should drop Agricultural hsll as a nane
for our city palace Why. Indeed, should not the
owners the contributors of tie money which pays
for the building have teen called on each to choose
country has not contributed anything to
?rn.ii'tit tn .ntivthlno- In lttlild thp Vinll nn1
I do not see why It should be given a name
suggtt-tive of a county fair on that ac
, count. My preference would be Auditorium.
The old building of that name Is gone and
I understand will not be rebuilt. Auditorium
is the more fjphon'ous, though I think
eitliT Auditorium or Convention hail would
be preferable to Agricultural hall."
H. IWdFon. of the Carroll-Davidson
T'ndrtaking Company "It should be
called Convention hall because that Is what
it is built for. and it don't make any dif
ference what you call it. people coming
liet- for a meeting there will ask us and
losk in the directories for Convention hall
ary wav. It would save lots of trouble to
c-tllu Convention hall."
W. H. Kendie-"Convontlon hall Is near
er to a derrlntlnn nf tfcn m,,-nnA d-
. . , --,--... v. ,,,.- ut (ivb U
lii-'-i nit; uau is to ue ued.
t . a .. .m - . '. l . . - . " -ft -"- "
. rrn mm me newspaper permit their readers I "'"' pukkwi- a lair ground and don't seem
to rrorw namet for the new buildlnc. and from " to me. It Ff-cm.s to me that almost
thow It would be eir-T tn fH B ,.(". v,i-
This or a similar course would certainly be satls
Isctory to the directory as well as to all concerned.
To The Journal.
Hsl!"0,'C' """ mICl' hf"5M "m!nB the nig
First Ask your subscribers to send a name and
from the tens of thousands 3ou will get Ideas that
will assist or result In a good name for your hall.
Fecond-Don t. ftr ;our own sate, or the sake of
,0UL.1.n p7pI'' aort " lOTe M!M " l ver
l"'u k'e "-' " la "l
Thlrd-lf you want to give It a nsme that will be
the most proper, call It Political hall, as there will
never be any gathering there from a dog show to a
l.en convention but whst will hsve politics In It.
Tour city as a political center la Stone blind on
everything else, ton have Wand men and Vslll.nt
men and Co(n)erds and If you would tsle a War
rer you would hare less politics and Moore Fav-on
Fourth-lf rem would call it u It should bt called.
any man connected with thn ht,Hinn. e ti,
frill could sit down and In a short time
Jhln.c up a better name than any that has
been suggested so fir." . "
..w,0x. ro?J.vlt'- Wabash ticket agent
W hitt do they want to change the name
fpr? I understood It was settled as Conven
tion hall some time ago. When tliey get
It done I suppose some fellow will buv up
all the stock and rail Ir. by his own nam"
or give it some other name. Why didn't
"ilf ttrS0S?,.n0UBh a'0nC? C"ventlon
Superintendent E. J. Sanford, Union de
pot "rtulld a fence around It now and call
It Country Fair What's the matter with
that for a name. Make your fence a hlch
one. though." b
Justice Hen Spitz "I don't care what
they call It. so they get it done. I haven't
thought about the name."
Judge D. D. Hoag. of Wyandotte "It is
not going to be a fair ground building, but
a general place to round up big audiences
mymmmmm m ts w c Mm
ft RT HJ R T. 0. 0 R.M T .
Secretary of State Day Will Head the Commission, and Senators Allison and Gorman Are Likely
to Be the Other Two Members;
Certain members of the cabinet expressed
the opinion that the president would have
some news for that body when it meets
to-morrow, which was construed into an
intimation that the ambassador's call prob
ably would be made in the morning.
Officials show no loss of confidence In
their original opinion that the Spanish
government will authorize M. Cambon to
sign the protocol just as It was transmitted
from Washington to Madrid last evening.
The naval war board, led by Acting Sec
retary Allen, called on Judge Day about
noon. It is believed their purpose was
to impress on the secretary the importance
of making the surrender of Important
strategic points at the entrance of harbors,
such as Moro castle, at Havana harbor, a
condition for the cessation of hostilities.
It is questionable, however, whether It is
not now too late to amend the protocol ln
its substance as proposed by the war board.
A rumor was afloat this afternoon to the
effect that Secretary Alger, In anticipa
tion of the beginning of the formal peace
negotiations, had cabled General Mile3 and
General Merrltt, In Porto Rico and the
Philippines, respectively, orders that looked
toward a cessation of hostilities. When his
attention was directed to this rumor. Sec
retary Alger promptly pronounced It to be
without foundation, and as absurd, and
his words were practically repeated with
emphasis by Adjutant General Corbln,
through whose hands any such messages
must pass. The publication of such stories.
moreover, was deprecated as tending to
encourage the Spanish government to fur
ther delay and passive resistance.
As a matter of fact. General Miles seems
to be pressing forward with the greatest
energy, and a cablegram received from
him late In the afternoon reported the for
ward movement of General Schwan, ln
charge of one of the divisions of the Amer
ican army, and the ensuing skirmish.
Ernst's brigade is also advancing rapidly
along the road to Albcnlto. and made what
Miles described as a very Important cap
ture at Coamo yesterday.
Merrltt undoubtedly Is pursuing his cam
paign in Luzon. It Is stated positively
that he Is under no restraining order from
the war department, but that It is left en
tirely to his own discretion when and how
to attack Manila. Inasmuch as it has been
Spanish Public Wants to See Hostil
ities Ended ana Peace Pro
MADRID. Aug. 11. The press now con
siders peace a foregone conclusion and
echoes the general Impatience to see a
termination of hostilities and to know tha
programme for the peace commission, at
which It is believed either Senor Moret or
Duke Almodovar de Rio will preside. It Is
believed that the negotiations will extend
into the second half of September.
The pope has authorized the Spanish
government to reduce temporarily the sal
aries of the clergy, in view of Spain's ne
cessities. LONDON, Aug. li-The Madrid corre.
spondent of the Daily Mail says:
"The cabinet to-day considered the pro
tocol which arrived thla (Thursday) morn
ing. President McKinley accepts the Span
ish reply, with slight formal modifications.
"The first condition of the protocol Is
an armistice. This will be declared im
mediately'. The conditions are the samo
as those proposed by President McKinley.
Scnor Sagasta has cabled M. Cambon an
authorization to sign the protocol, to
which step the queen regent has already
"The cabinet council to-night also dis
cussed the instructions to be given tho
Spanish commissioners for the negotia
tion of peace. The question of the Phil
ippines will be the chief point for consid
eration, and on this the precise Intentions
of the government are not known. The
Impression prevails here, however, that
the powers will not regard the problem ot
the Philippines with the same passivity
that was shown toward Cuba and Portra
Rico. The American and Spanish dele
gates will meet immediately in Paris. tte
cabinet at Washington urging expedition."
FURLOUGHS j-OR SOLDIERS.
SIclc and Wonnded to nave a Month
Off, With Transportation
to Their Homes.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. A general or
der has been issued at the adjutant gen- "
eral's office granting cne month's furlough
to the sick and wounded soldiers and trans
portation to their homes- At the expira
tion of their furloughs, if fit for duty,
the soldiers must report to the nearest
army post, camp or hospital for the pur
pose of being sent to their regiments. Thoso
not fit for duty are required to report to
the adjutant general of the army, for
warding their furlough, accompanied by tho
certificate of a physician, stating their con
dition and probable time of recovery. Nei
ther the cost of transportation nor commu
tation of rations, while traveling, will be.
charged against the soldiers, and sleeping
car accommodations by rail and staterooms
by boat will be furnished them. In Heu
of rations, the soldier will be paid JL50 per
day for the necessary number of days
SIXTH OFF F0RJACKS0NVILLE.
Missouri's Troops Raised Under Sec
ond Call Go to Join General
ST. LOUIS, MO.. Aug. 11. The Sixth reg
iment of Missouri volunteers, commanded
by Colonel Letcher Hardeman, broke camp
at Jefferson Barracks at T o'clock to-night
and left for the South. The train ran in
three sections, the first section leaving
at 11 o'clock and the third section soon
after midnight. The regiment left over the
Missouri Pacific for Columbus. Ky.. where
It takes the Mobile & Ohio to Montgomery,
Ala., and from thence over the Plant Sys
tem to Jacksonville. Fla.. where it will be
come identified with the Seventh army
corps under General Fitzhugh Lee.
To Carry the Xevrs to Manila.
LONDON, Aug. 12. The Hong Kong cor
respondent of the Dally Mall says:
"Senor Navarro, the Spanish consul, has
engaged a. steamer to take him to Manila
immediately upon the conclusion of peace,
in the hope of saving the city from bombardment."