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Washington, April 1?.?The Administration
having decldfd on ? poney of mediation in
Cuba, and a brief outline of Secretary Olney'?
instructions to Minister Taylor having been
given in the*e dispatches, it may be of Interest
to centrast the cours? "f President Grant with
that of Mr. Cleveland. State Department offi?
cials are greatly distressed to know that the
present officiai programme has become public.
They have given out emphatic, but technical, de?
nials of the correctness of published reports. In
view of certain facts web known here, their
course is remarkable. Well-informed persons
are aware that mediation bas been proposed,
and it is somewhat extraordinary that high
public officials should give countenance to state- ?
mente seeking to create doubt In the matter.
What has been suggested to Sraln la In no
wise disc-editable to the Administration, and
Just why Its members should attempt to spread
the Id'a that the President has "made a mesn"
of the Cuban question occasions no little com?
ment. The only recent occasion when an Ameri?
can Administration had to deal with the Cuban
question tM In the days of President Grant
Borne of Secretary Fish's ablest State papers
relate to Cuba. They were firm in character
and thoroughly American. Does Secretary
Olney fear to have his course compared with
that of Grant's great Secretary of State?
In 1S*9 revolution was raging In Cube. Gen?
eral Grant wished most earnestly that the cai
nage In the Island should cease. In June of
that year Secretary Fish wrote an Important
dtopatch to General Sickle*, who then repre
gented this Governmeat at Madrid. Slavery
ellsted In Cuba In those days, and this sub?
ject received attention In the dispatch. Media?
tion was the tenor of Secretary Fish's dis?
patch. At first Spain accepted the proffered
good offices of this country. She pursued a pro?
crastinating counse, however, and finally noth?
ing came of the overture.!.
Secretary Fteh'i dispatch to Gem-ral Sickles
The condition of the Island of Cuba excltej the
most serious concern. For m>r? than nine months
a civil conflict has teen raging there thai gives as
yet no promise of a speedy termination, a conflict
marked with a degree of tmtSVMm a.r.1 excess on
either aide rarely witnessed in 1 ter ages, ani
threatening. If continued, to work ih<> desolation
and destruction of the wealth and the r-soune? of
the Island.
The proximity of the island of Cuba, .he constant
Intercourse between its Inhabitants and oir citi?
sene, and its extended and increasing ;t.,p?? ice
with this country all tend 10 awaken an ?arntst
interest in our people In what concerna 'ts Ini abi?
tante. Many citizens of the United sta-.es ire
largely interest-I in property there, many reside
there, and many visit the lf-iind more or les* fre?
quently, either on business, or to tnjoy the benefit
of the climate. Kven more numerous. p->*i-lbly.
are the Cubans who own properly, or who visit or
who reside In the United Stites; and ?Una tn<re
have grown u* clone ,>araonal relation?. boA busi?
ness and aocfal, between tae Inhabitants of Cuba
and of the United States. K. M.-J/ig political sym?
pathy also exists, and the ejvtl atrife now ra??b.g
In the Island thus appeals win unusual power io
the sympathy which Xm^rlcins feti for all ptople
striving to secure for themselves moro lib-Tal in?
stitutions, and that inestimable ri^nt of ?.elf-gjv?rn
ment which we prize as the foundation o" ?.?. .1 p? og?
ress and achievement.
During the insurrection In Cuba this Government
has. In the utmost good faith and with great suc?
cess, exerted its powers to perform all lis dut!** and
obligations toward Spain, and to maintain Its
friendly relations with that Power. It has been no
easy task to restrain our citizens within the bounds
prescribed by the obligations of one friendly Power
to another, and to repress the spirit of adventure
ar.d enterprise from entering the Meld of an ex?
tended and prolonged contest, where the cry was ir.
favor of liberty, emancipation and self-governm tat,
especially when all the claims of neighborhood, of
personal Intimaci"? and of political sympathies were
tending In the direction of material aid to the in?
surrection, ar.d when these tendencies were warm'-d ?
Into life by the personal presence and the appeals
of the Cubans who were either resident among us |
er whom the desolation of their country had brought
to our shores. Hut this Government claims that It
bai Iettatali* discharged aii these dallen.
The strife still continues In Cuba. It has already
marked Ps track by devastano.-, and ruin, towns
sacked, houses burned, plantations destroyed and
Uves lost. On either side ihe *ar Sas beer, one of
Oesolatlon, and, if continued, must result in the en?
tire destruction of a large part of the productive
capacity of the Island, as well as an immense
SJftount of property and of human life.
It is set impossible that the Cubans may be con?
quered, If BprtJn devotee her whole energies to the
wort; but they can never again be contented,
llsppy, faithful or quiet subjects of that Power.
Assuming that BssJa may eventually subdue the
present lr.surrw :ion, she will find herself in pos?
session of a devastated and ruined territory. In?
habited by a discontented people. The enlightened
Statesmen of Spain cannot fall to appreciate that
the feelings and the affections of the entire native
population of the Island are not only estranged, but
that they are deeply hostile to the continuance of
Bpanlsh rale. Mot can they fail to recognize the ad?
vancing growth of that sentiment which claims for
*\ery part of tha Ameri can hemisphere the right of
?eif-government and freed,m from transatlantic
England, bound as she has been to the traditions
of the past, tenacious aa ahe has been of her pos?
sessions and conservative of all her rights and in?
terests, has r**ugn!ie<l the force of this feeling, ?nd
has anticipated events by granting self-government
to her North American province*. Denmark, ap?
proving the policy of the separation of colonies from
the par. nt State, It endeavoring to part with her
Iniuar possession? Hues:? has set a recent ex
ampie of partir?; with h-r pu missions In America.
??? are these the only Governments In the Old World
tnat are preparing their colonie? for independence
ana Mir-govermiMiit It can no longer be a ques?
tion of .National dignity, nor can the proper pride or
ine s'ja;eptll?!lliles of a gieat Pow<t refuse to con
s.der the question of a voluntary severance of past
re.ation? between lUelf and disiant possessions.
BPein heraelf was one of the first o? the great
European Power? to cede voluntarily Its distant
co.onlal possessions, for she transferred Louisiana
r?,?f"??t*neVubee?,uer.lly ceded Florida to the
FJ?.\}?\ ????? F|ant:?;i?-nKAg?'d in war. and. finding
Louisiana liable to military attack re?li nshed her
treasury by Its sale, while relieving herself of the
burden of the defence of a ?SSStptJESSm.
We hope that, with these example?. Spain will
now be prepared to consider and to adopt, with re?
spect to Cuba, a like courao of w.se foresight and
enlightened statesmanship. In the name 0f human?
ity ?he can afford to arrest thi* war, and were It
not for her traditional pride, and her recognized
diuegard of all consid?ration? of mere interest where
her honor la invol.ed we might appeal to consider
?SS?". ?J ln^r,'Bt (wh'ph? ar"' ?IL must be ri:
garded by those who would wisely and pruientlv
???duct the affairs of ? nation), to Induces? I?
?urrender her right? In the island of Cuba. ?IM.
Of ?W G" etjulvalent for hrr Property and her right
Of domain.
UAfter much consideration and a careful survey of
?question In all Its relations, this Government hai
&W?L5? lhVonclui,on fhat " '? '?? 'bity to exert
* ew! dly ,nflupn.c#> ?? ????? this unhappy strife to
fhswi* ?njerenis, Jeoparded by the continuance of
Ita ho?.~th#> nepesslty of maintaining quiet within
*r& ?rrr".^??rriou''y $at?TW '" ,h" ?nilnjsd
ssrswfJ ** on *? near ite borders?our friend-mir?
W?homnn ??' !h* ear!'e8t a,id 0,de?'1 of our allies'
?eenrred 2?~ ?nterruptlon of friendly relations has
ttona-J?, noe ollr entrance Into the family of na
2SUoMin^Lhylfor !hZ CV,h*n"? ?h? *?s our
jjjsjoore-en allke ,mpe, the Government to this
copr?sident therefore directs you to offer to the
%aeT , *???d the good offices of the United
.r~^^wjtho^purpOM of hrtng<D< to e clone the
Soi?M4 o* TUT? Pasjs. /
Buffalo, April 12.-Fleld Marshal Yamagata,
Commandcr-in-Chief of the Imperial armlos of
Japan. Minister of War and special Ambassador
of ih* MJksdo to th<- coronation of the Csar
Nicholas, entered Ncw-Tork State this after?
noon at Ntacsra Palla He was met by Colo
nei Archibald Rogara, of Governor Morton'?
staff, who escorted him to Buffalo, where the ?
rest of the Governor?? staff was in ?ratti?*. '
The party remained at the Falls only ten min- I
utes, as the Field Marshal wants to travel as
rapidly as possible, and only remained in Buf?
falo to-night because he cannot sleep on the
cars. The Japantee party consists of K.
Tsudzuki. Grand Chancellor ?G the Imperlai
Archives; Dr. Hiral, one of the court physi?
cians and a surgeon in the army; Major Osliima. \
Y. G. Terazakal and B. K;i.lji. all prominent
dthtens of Japan, but no' of the military, and !
H. Kawasaki, secretary to the Minister of For- !
elgn Affairs.
The day was extremely warm, and several
thousand tourists gazed at the Field Marshal :
and his party while they viewed the Falls
Japan'? Consnl-Oencral in Um United states.
K. Miyacgawa, of New-York, met the field j
Marsha", at th? Falls, and was closeted with j
him In a stateroom all the way iron: the Falls
to Buffalo.
Colonel Rogers welcomed Yamagntr. to th?
State, and the Japanese soldier replied briefly
by his Interpreter. When the tralr arrived at
Buffalo it was m^t by Adjutant-?',.?>?p?! ? ?
pin, Brlgadler-Qeneral Edmnn* Haye?, Chief
of Engineer?: Brigadier-General Benjamin M
Whltlock, Inspector of Rifle Practice; Brigadier?
General James M. Varnum. Paymaster General:
Brigadier-General Benjamin Plagier, Chief of
Ordnance; Brigadier-Genera! William C. Wa1
lace, Judge Advocate-General; Brlgad er-Gen
eral W. 8. c. Wiley. Qoartormaater-Ger.eral;
Brigadier-Genera' Hcrry T. No/es. Commissar y
General: Colonel Archibald Rogers, Colonel
Charles F. Jam .s, Colone) George, XV. Turner.
Colonel Seiden E. Marvin and John M. Toucey
and Georg? H Daniel?, of th.? New-York Cen?
tral General McAlpIn spoke the Governor*?
welcome to the State, and placed at his disposal
the services of the staff, and yamagata slipped
his arm into that of the General as they walked
to the carriage.
At the incuoi? Hotel half the second fl0"r had
been reserved for the Japanese party. ?? *
o'clock this evenlLg Governor Morton's staff save
a dinner to the visiting party in the parlor? ???.
the hotel. The Field Marshal did not wear his
uniform, saving that It was uncomfortable If.
this weather. He looked rather dull In contrast
to th?? gay uniforms of the Governor*? itaff.
Marsha] Yamagat-i, la response t. General
If tAlptn'i address of walcoroe, mad?1 a touching
reply. The Idarahai'a speech, as translated i>y
his Interpreter wa> an follows:
Gentlemen, permit me In the first pine? to rei,-ark
that manv things that are expressed In ? si
plain, soldierly manner in th?? native language
lost In the translation. Gentleman. settling ceil ex- j
ceed what I fee! this evening In the midst of iiiy I
comrades an<i my co-profesHionals. Whatever in?? ,
nation to which w<.? belone, front which light tns) be
proclaimed, brave ai.<l sympathizing hearts s> n.;..i
thiz? with each other, and a soldier is never loth
to shane hari'is with brave ani enterprising char?
acters. Th<- relations between the two countries, be
tweeti yours and mine, has bee:: on the footing o*
the staceresl cordiality and the warmest friendship
since the opening of Japan It was you Americans
who Introduced western civilisation Von were the
harbingers of civilization to my country. Your
work of transportation Is bringing um nearer an.I
nearer. The transportation whose benefits wi are
going to enjoy to-morrow. The men who bring
about this transportation between citizen count rie?
are the brave men who arc w >rklng on behalf of
their counter, and the increase of transportation
between Japan and the fnltej Ktat.-s is bill gil R
the two countries near together I hope that triple
tl.? of neighborhood and sympathy will unite .lap.n
anrl the United .States as closely In th? f it'lte as
they have been unite.1 In the past. Such is the cor?
dial sentiment which unanimously Is expressed.
As to the sentiments that have been spoken by the
gentlemen here to-night, th* Kiel! Marshal sci "pts
them with alacrity, and will not fall to report the
sentiments expresse : this ?venlng to his firn per t
and hi? colleague? as soon as he returns honi?. As
to the laudatory term?; express?"! about him, he
says that he does not merit them at all. lie says
that he has only dcjM his duty toward his Emperor
and Ms country, and he assure? voti that he is rtrin
)y convinced that every one of you here present
would have dori? the same thing under the simo
terms. Me accepts the laudatory terms with alac?
rity as a freiih token of Ihsstntlmrnts winch your
people have always borne toward his country. Per?
mit m? to place my cup for th" prosperity of the
(State of New-York and for the greatness of the
Cnlted States, and to Join In a toast for the health
and future prosperity of all the gentlemen present
He had determined not to stop at Albany, but
General McAlpln told him that the Governor had
mad? preparation? for hie reception, si the pro?
gramme was changed. The party will leave
Buffalo for Albany at 7:45 o'clock to-morrow
mornlng. and after a stop of two hour* at Al?
bany, will proceed to New-York, arriving th--re
to-morrow night. Field Marshal Yamagata
would not say whether he would review the
First Brigade In New-York or not. He Is still
suffering severely from Influenza and is trying
to avoid public functions.
The Field Marshal was? asked what was the
feeling In Japan regarding the possibilities of an
a'llance between England and Japan as a pro?
tection against possible unity between China and
Russia. He replied that the younger element In
Japan believed that the day WOtfld soon arrive
when China and Japan would come into a pea.
ful alliance which WOUld result In the develop?
ment of CMna. but th- older statesmen held that
an alliance betweer Japan and England would
be necessary. To G?rerai licAJpin he said:
"Yours Is a marvellous country. You re?|tilre
no army. It is probably the only Instance in
history where a great nition has been so happllv
circumstanced. You can raise an army of
1,000.000 men with the ticking of the telegraph."
He expressed the opinion that there would be
no war In the Orient foi some years.
general. J* ALBANY TO-DAY.
Count Yamagata, the Japanese Held Marshal. 1*
expected to reach the city to-night. The Gov?
ernor'? staff and a detached company have gone out
to meet him and act as escort durlnlg his brief stay
In the Empire State. Count Yamagata. who is ac?
companied by his etaflr, la Journeying to Russia to
attend, as the representative of his country, the
coronation of the Csar. According to cards, the
personnel of the Japanese party is Mar?chal Mar?
quis Yamagata, H. Kawasaki, S. KadJI, Ia> Com?
mandant Oshima. Y. O. Terasakl. Dr. 8. Haral and !
K. Tsudsukl.
The visit of Count Yamagata to the United Btates
at this time is particularly interesting. This trip
Coatta??* om Third Paga?
Frank C. Smith, editor t>f several of the law
Works of the Edward Thompson Company, of
NorthpoTt, wa? arrested Saturday, charged by his
employers with grand larceny In the first degree :
and forgery. It is cald that the sum of $W0 is In?
volved. Mr Smith was arrested about a week ago
on complaint of E E. Davis, of Boston. Mass., who
charged him with the forgery of a check for ajrjs.
This lei to an Investigation by the Edward Thomp?
son Company, and ?is recond arrest followed.
Mr. Smith is a n.nive of Rutherford. N.J., and
has held many prominent position?. In addition
to his connection with the Edward Thompson Com?
pany he was secretary of the Committee on Law Re?
porting of the American Bar Association, secretary
of the Committee on International Arbitration of
Of ?????'"??,!.?""G??!,!,??!????? ??? wa? ?ls? *4;,?r
or i he American Lawyer.
Port Jervis. ?. ?., April U-One thousand engi?
neers from the several divisions of the Brother?
hood of Locomotive Engineers on the Erie. Jersey
Central, w(St shore. Delaware, Leekawaaas and
\\estern, Erie and Wyoming Valley ;ind Fall Brook
railroads, end all the elevated railroads of New?
I ork City, held a grin i union meeting In the Opera
House h<re this afternoon. Three special trains,
ore from Scran ton. or.e from Hor.-.ell, ville and one
from Jersey ri:>, supplied by the Erie companv.
carried the dolerite? to ani from this place. The
?pedal train from Jersey City was pulled hy the
"E. H. Thomas" locomotive, which was built by
the Association of Erie Engineer! for exhibition at
the Chicago World'! Filr. and will, h, was recently
purchased by the Erie road for ??',??.
Among the prominent railroad officisi? present
were Mr. Ititene!!, niparlntendent of motive power
of the Eri"; Scorge West, ruperlntendent of motive
power of th? Ontario ind Western; Superintendent
Magulre, of the Bastera Division of the Erie; Q. vV.
I' iw, superintendent of the .Jefferson Division of the
Erie, ?ni Er.mk B. Cannon, superintendent of the
Btaten Island Railroad. Other? present wer?
Bhandy Magulre, the "Poet Rnglnoer." of Oswego,
? v.. nnd "Uncle Ben" ilafncr. .?( Port Jervis, the
oldest locomotive engineer ?n th? I'niud Statej?; also
the clergy of th.? Village, Mayor Csriy and to??
Board of Village Trustee? Clark Cssfcey, chief en?
glneer of Division Mo :,i. r.f ? ,rt Jervis, presided,
t.til the speakers were Judge ?. E. Full.-rinn, of
Port Jervis; Ora,td Chief Engineer P. M Arthur,
of Cleveland; t:?.?? Rev. It. Bailey, r*ctor of Bl
Mary1? Roman Cstholic Church, of Port Jervis, ai. 1
Bhandy ItSSUlre, the Pool Engineer.
Chief Arthur was greeted with a storm of cheers
when n. ,,i ... t.. apeak H? ssM m part:
What the coui t> need? is a do?, r touch between
th?- employer and th? employed; there Is too wide
a gulf between them f>ne of the aims of our or 1er
Is to hr.rig it m ter ? ethor We leslre t,, put
an end t" the antagonism between capital and
labor, an?' we shall lo ?:. it when the em?..?ver and
?mpl .y.? alike live np :<> th? spirit of the Golden
Rule. "Do t.nro other? as you would have ?,th rs
IDI U i"ti we educate men to ;hat stan?
dard, where they recognise that other? ha\e r;gh??
which we nr.? bound to respect, th?? pmhi??i :?
e,lvr 1
I ??? me tell you of ?ime of the things accom
?l by th?? Brotherhood of Loco? t>vn Enel?
neers We have ?'ven rallrcai rompan!?* a mor?
reliable nnd trustworthy rissa of engineer? than
tl.?.. hid before, We have code rule? as t<? sobriety,
et.?, which our men ..r? compelled t live up to or
be discharged In all Its hl'tnry of thlrtv-thre??
years <??? order never countenanced s dishonorable
it unlawful a t bjr its member? l?*?t year tt m?n
??te dlschirged from the order for Intoxication I
hold that tn man has the rlgh? t ? step on a
r.v?? vi with human live? in keeping while un 1er tbe
influence of liquor, and no punishment u ?
for one who ??..? ?. ?? e ?re tryir?? t. rid fna
railroad ? ? rice of inre iMa men In Ml I *?*'
< ? yed in englne*r p ? ? ? ghh ring rallro ? ?
st V-i ? month, fitem, ? gol J> ani conductors 140
? to the rnan
respectable language, f? r more pay What do yon
think ?hev did? Thej tore It upend ordered ui a'l
? rg? ? 1 ? p ? ir I it? r the Rrotnerr ? '. t
I.. imo) ve Engineer? forwarded anotnei ; ? I
uh1 h was drawn up by the same men Hr. 1 ws? ad
fltl???.,?^ to the limi managers. Msr!. tt-? result
T>.e ? tltloi ? ? rranl I ind the < nglni ??' piv
s ? reist l to ? ? ? da) an i th ? Bremen'
Hen let me *av thai In all It? tranSSCtlon? with
the t Iroad corporation?? v. nave never forg il
the flremei We ? ? ! upon them ?? s part of
ourselves, and in ilvo il ng our claims sdt l< '
until ihej effi ' l in orcanlaatl ? of th Ir
own ani transected ihelr owi business in their own
way Railroad men II like ? rv?? their fare, and
io onci I ' ? ftener.-il Manager McKlssork.
of the iron Mom tain Ral ro? I, for a ???? ? ? Id
to m? "?? it ppose that our road, from
, - ? . ? m ???' li ? empelled t . make ? 10
? - en I reductloi ? ige?, or engineer? will you
a Ivls' rh< ri lo suhmli lo It"" 1 said: "If the road
. ,? -, . .-1 to reduce ? ages, end y ?u arili
? member?. There Is much mistaken prejudice
? inlsatl m? If th? c ?mmercl il.
moneyed ml profea lona I e|as?ei organise to pro
mot? si ? ? nserve th.lr interest? whv abould not
worklni.>i " I know Ihsl unprincipled and bad
men sometimes gel at the head of labor organisa?
tions bul an organisation ? ised or ?.I prlnclole?,
r ndueti ' by hone?t m ? for gond end? I? the hope
of 'he tolling masses thnwmhoui the world
r'hbf Arthur also addressed a lar?:? union meet?
ing at th.? Methodist Church to-nigh?.
r.oston. April 1?.- "The .Journal" has received re?
plies from a ? ???"! or more mill [presidents, treas?
urers and agents to It? -parles as to whether the
recent action of the Lawrence Manufacturing Com?
pany In go'ng out of the In,sine?? of manufacturing
cotton goods la an Indication that th. ma mi factor?
Of cotton goods Is gnln? to decrees? In New-Eng
lund; whether the Botttheni compeMl bri Is tOO
great; what ?dvantagei the South presen?? over
Kew-KngUnd sn^ other ?Imllar questions. The
glt-t Of their replies Is that all cuateer goods will
eventually have to be made In the Smth. thit the
competition <t the South on these grades is tOO
great for Ni'W-England p anufiicturers, owing to
Ita longer hours of labor, lower wages, cheaper fuel
and cotton, ani mild, r climat?: that a too low
tariff to protect'against foreign competition and
too many hnrns.slng State lnw? tin ve worVM to the
great disadvantage Sf New?Bngland manufacturera
whii nearly all agre? that th? Boatb win ab?
sorb the huslt.e?? of the coarser gooda mills, there
Is at the same tltn? an evr,res?lon of the belief
that good Northern mills Will continue to find
prof?tebl? business if not hampered by too much
restrictive l?gislation.
? rOLICBMAT? ??'???.
Policeman George G. Maker, of the Oak-st. sta?
tion, died at his horn??, NO. 3? Madlson-st.. last
night from consumption. He was appointed In Au?
gust. 1SS7, and assigned to the Oak-st. station,
wh'-re he hud been until about si? months ago,
when on account of his poor health he was trans
furel to the Klrst Districi Court. Maker had a
good record. He leaves a widow and three children.
Mounted IVillceman McNulty stopped a runaway
horse attached to " hght wagon ?n the East Drive
In Central I'?rk yesterday afternoon. The horse be?
longs to John I'lrlch. of No Ml West Klfty-seeond
st. Mr. Dlrteh and a friend who was with him
were thrown out of the carriage, hut eaoaped In
At 1:25 p. m. Mounted Policeman Mdntyre caught
a raaaway team attached to a couch at Ninety?
flfth-st. and Riverside Prive. The driver of the
coach stuck to the horses, and they were stopped.
The occupants wer?? Mrs. I.lsm.m, with her nurse
and baby, of NO. 311 West Seventy-Jlxth-st. The
occupants were not hurt.
A riderless horse was stopped near the hoathouse,
In Central I'ark, by Park Policeman Eoley, Just
after noon. The h >rse belongs to Oll\er Perkins, of
No 7 East Klghtieih-st. He was thrown off hi*
horse, but was uninjured.
I>aet evening the table d'hot* dinner at the
BreVOOrt Home was a marked success. This hotel
waa never known to cater to so many of the out
t le public as at the present time. Her?torore the
restaurant waa for the gueau of the houae only,
but since the new dining-room? have been opened
to the public all the buelne?? men In the vicinity
nave leatronlgea the Brevoorfs new departure dur
tag luncheon and dinner houra?Advt.
Albany, April 12.?The Leglrlature will decide
the present week whether or not It will pass
the Greater New-York bill over the veto of
Mayor Wurster, of Brooklyn. And it can be
suspected that It Is also probable that at the
same time || will have to deal with a veto
message on the same bill from Mayor Strong,
of New-York. The only message of a consola?
tory nature, to all appearances, that has come
from New-York Harbor will be that of Mayor
Gleanon, of Long Island City, approving the
Under ordinary circumstances, a veto message
signed by two Republican Mayors representing
two of the largest cities on the continent, con?
taining together a population of 2.G.0?.0?0. and
opposed only by the message of the Demo?
cratic Mayor of a petty city of ?,:,,000 popula?
tion, would be treated with profound respect
by a Republican Legislature
Rut these are r.^t "ordinary times." That Is
clear when Charle*, W. Raffkett, the chairman
of the Republican PUte Committee, and Edward
Lauterbach, of New-York, the chairman of the
Ib-publican General Committee, of that city,
cm say, as they did yesterday In NeW-Tofk,
that the Greater New-York bill would be
lammed through" the Legislature. And It is
well known her*?, fn.rn certain letters sent from
far-away Florida, that Thomas C. Platt, In an?
ticipation of possible veto messages from May?
ors Strong nnd Wurster, bejtan using all his
Infliien'-e pome Mm* ago to pass the Greater
New-York bill once more.
Mr. Hacket! was here on Friday, when Mayor
Wurster'? veto message arrived, and he Imni"
dlut-ly declared that the bill could be passed
over the veto. Re even went further. Mayor
Strong's message on the snme bill, suspected to
be a veto, having arrived aftT the adjourn?
ment of the Legislature, it was locked up by
John S. Kenyoo, clerk of the State Senate, and
secretary of the Republican State Committee,
who undoubtedly acted under Hackett's orders.
Mr. Hnckett and Mr. Kenyan did not wish pub?
licity given to Mayor Strong's message?If It
was a veto. Publicity would affect public opin?
ion, and possibly tjnd to defeat the bill. There
Is nothing more dr? nded by the leaders of a
political machine than public opinion. Already
It had Induced thirty-nine Republican Assem?
blymen to vote against the bill, and It might
lead enough of them to cast their votes against
It If the veto message were published every?
where In the State to defeat It.
Mr Platt will have to pass the Greater New
York bill. If he does pass It, with Tammany
Hall votes. There were only sixty-four Repub?
licans who votili for It on March 2<>, when It
was passed In the Assembly, or twelve votes
las than sufficient to pass It. There were nine?
ty-one Totes cast for the hill, twenty-two of
which were cast by Tammany Hall meml""s,
and there were |v< other Democrat? who voted
for the bill. Thus It It apparent that the fate
of the bill depend? upon the Democratic mem?
bers, although the veto message of Mayor
Wurster contains such conclusive reason?
against th? bill that possibly sufficient Re?
publican? Will desert it tO defeat it. even if
the Tammany Hall memberi do persist in
voting for it.
Th?? persistency of the Democratic rapport of
the bill ih oil?! ??.?? the eye? Of Republican? to
the fact that It Is a bill ?? now framed In the ln
t.-pik of th?? Democratic party. Senator cantor,
the D?mocratie les 1er ir. the State Senate, on
Friday declared that the bill would be pa seed
ov.-r th" vetoes of Mayors Strong and Wurster,
If veto messages had come from both those May?
ors. Mr Cmnr must have strong reasons for
assuming this attitude, for he Is a candidate for
Governor or Lieu tenant-Governor on th?? Demo?
cratic State ticket this falli and he must know
how damaging It would be to him as a candidate
for Lieutenant-Govern >r to have it known in
Brooklyn that be favored the forcible annexation
? >f that eli} to New-York. Mor.?..ver, he also le
aware of the loud professione of Tammany Hall
for half a century of devotion to the doctrines
of "home rule." With what consistency can
Tammany Hall orators hereafter brag of the
record of their association In favor of "home
rule," If the Tammany Hail Senators and As
tymen vote to override the vetoes of Mayors
Strong and Wurster upon tin? most Important
bill relating to New-York and Brooklyn passed
since their organisation as cities?
Tlmre can be only one explanation. In the opin?
ion of ? ollUetans, of the steady support of the bin
by the Tammany Hall Senators and Assembly?
men, nanc-ly, that RlCharl Croker ban a "deal"
with Thomas C. Plait for a division Of the patron?
age of or? .iter New-York, that the Greater New?
York Commission is to be oorepoeed of equal
numbers of Platt Republicans am! Oroker Demo?
crats, and that blpi rtlsan Commissioners are to
be organised In Greater New-York made up of
partisan? Of Mr. Platt am1 Mr Croker.
The Republicans Iti the Legislature will have to
consider how tin lr constituents tvlit look upon
tli.-lr action, If they adopt lUCh a course. In over?
riding the wish.- if the 75,000 Republicana in
Brooklyn, as expressed through Mayor Wurster.
If Mayor Strong also has vetoed the bill there
are ???,??? Republicans In New-York City who
through him have expressed th<dr disapproval of
the measure. Certainly the command of the
Constitution that city hills should be referred to
Mayors for their approval or disapproval was not
D'I? ?ted by the pappi? In 1894 ? ? an empty form.
If the opinions expressed by Mayors upon bills
affecting the welfare of their cities are to be of
no efffi-t in the Legislature, srhj ahould the sec?
tion of th" Constitution commanding the refer?
ence of city enactments to Mayors lie left in that
document? Kve.y disinterested person will ac?
knowledge that Mayor Wurster has given some
strong rensons why the bill ought not to become
a law. Is the Legislature to shut Its eyes to
those reasons?
Governor Morton, also. In the opinion of the
members of the Legislature opposed to the Great?
er New-York bill, cannot afford to shut his eyes
to the pressure put upon the Senate and Assembly
by Messrs. Platt, HSCkett and Lauterbach to
pass it. A measure which Is thus forced through
the legislature Uigely by the use of the votes
of his political opponents the Democrats, cannot
possibly receive the same friendly reception from
the Governor as one passed by the Legislature of
its own will
There will be moi? Republican votes against
the Greater New-York bill In the Senate than
when It was passed, but It Is doubtful If there are
enough votes of Indeoendeni Republicans In that
body to defeat It. It Is In the Assembly that the
bill will M beaten. If at all. The Assemblymen
come up for re-election n-xt fall and therefore
are not as mueh dlsp. sed as the Senators are to
defying the will Of the people. The Senators will
not have to face their constituents until the fall
of 1898, when It looks as 'f they would have a
pretty heavy reckoning to settle with the people
of this State._
Port Jervis, ?. Y.. April 12 ?A serious railroad
wreck occurred on the Erie Railroad at Bparrow
bush. four miles weat of here, at 10:40 o'clock last
night. A car of an eastbound freight train left the
rails end one end fell on the westbound track. A
Wella-Fargo express train which was passing at a
terrific rate of speed crashed Into the car. The
engine of the caprese trsln left the track and ran
ubout thirty feet on the ties and then plunged down
a thlrty-flve-foot embankment. Engineer Outwaier
reversed the engine, but It was too late, and he
went down the embankment with the engine, but
escaped uninjured. Fireman Crowley was probably
fatally Injured. The train remained on the track.
Athens, April 12.?A banquet was given at
the palace to-day at which 260 guests were pres?
ent, Including th? organizers of the Olympic
games and the contestants. Many toasts were
glv ??. The King maie a speech In French, In
which he made the following reference to the
foreign contestants, which called forth loud and
prolonged applaure:
"Let me express the pleasur? that all feel In
seeing you come here to take part In the
Olympic games. Your reception shows how the
Greek people rejoiced to receive you. I seize
thle occasion to extend .ny warmest congratu?
lations to the victors. Soon you will return to
your homes. I will not siy adieu to you, but
au revoir. Keep us close In your remembrance
and do not forget the enthusiastic welcome we
hsve given you."
The King then proceeded to pay a special
compliment to Louts, the Greek, whi won the
long-dlstan'e race from Marathon to Athens.
The Queen was Indisposed, and therefore un?
able to be present at the banquet, but she
eent her good wishes to the contestants.
Kerllr?, April 12.?Sporting circles are gr?nttv
disappointed at the showing made by the Ger?
man athletes, who took part In the Olympic
games at Athens last we->k. It was expected
that they would do much better, as they were all
picked men. The success of the American ath?
letes at home and abroad has confirmed and
spread the German opinion that they are the
foremost sportemeli of the world.
?? ?I NO AWAY ONLT $40.
Mabel Welchman. twenty-eight years old, a
servant employed by J. W Marks, of No. 244
East Slxtleth-st.. who was found unconscious In a
hall of the house at 2 o'clock yesterday morn?
ing, told ? story to the effect that a burglar had
knocked her down upon her refusal to disclose
the hiding-place of $2.000 worth of Jewels, which
were In her charge. The Jewels were In two
boxes and consisted of three gold watches, six
d.amond rings, two pairs of diamond earrings
and other articles.
The thief, who escapeo got only $40, wrhlch
was the servant's own savings.
Mr. Marks, who Is a glass tile manufacturer,
left home Saturday night, about 11 o'clock, with
his wife to attend a reception. When they re?
turned at 3 o'clock in the morning the whole
house was In an uproar. Half a dozen police?
men were searching the house or questioning
the servant. A son and a daughter were trying
to revive the girl, while another servant and
several neighbors were explaining or listening
to explanations of what had occurred.
Mr. and Mrs. Marks too'< ;h. girl to their room,
and after she had partially recovered from her
nervousness, she told the following story:
She was sitting In the rear room of the second
fl>or. .Mr. Marks had left her there, It being his
and his wife's apartment. The girl was to take
care of their four-months' old baby. K^rly that
day Mr. Marks had cautioned the girl about the
J ?rei bo\e<? and before going out had placed the
boxes in his room under the sofa. About 1
o'clock, the girl, who had fallen Into a light
Sleep, was awakened by somebody In the room.
She says she saw a man who espied her about
the ?me time. He made me.iaoing gestures and
looked so fierce that she was afraid to make any
outcry. He was about forty years old. wore a
full sandy beard, was bald, and about live feet
eight Inches in height.
When the burglar had closed the door leading
to the hall, he walked softly to ner and demanded
the boxes of Jewelry. The servant suys that he
seemed to know what tiny contained and that
they were In the room at the time. At any rate
he ?mid he knew and that he had been in the
house all day and had h-ard Mr. Marks tell her
to be careful of the property.
The girl told ihe thl"f thit the Jewels were
BOt In that room, but were? upstairs. He th-n
walked to the baby's bed, and standing over
the Infant, threatened to kill It If she did not
make known to him the hidlng-plare of the
Jewels. Thereupon the servant told him they
were Upetalra The thief then went through
the upper part of the house. While he was gone
the girl took tne two boxes from beneath the
sofa, where Mr. Marks had placed them, and
transferred them to a large box in a closet,
throwing some loose clothing over the Nix.
The burglar did not remain long upstairs. When
he reached her again he angrily told her that
he could not find the Jewel?. She became alarm?? 1
at bis manner and shrank Into a corner. He
pulled her out, and grasping her by the hair,
again demanded to know the hiding-place of the
Jewelry. Thle time the servant screamed, and
with an oath the thief dragged her into the hall?
way, when he deliberately pushed her down
th? hull against a door. When she struck the
door she fainted, and the min escaped, probably
by the rear entrance, and then over the fence.
The son an I daughter, and another female
servant who elopt on the top floor, ran down?
stairs upon hearing the screams, and found the
Wetchman girl unconscious In the hallway.
Marks's son called a policeman, who sent for an
ambulance, and Informed the sergeant at the
East Slxty-seventh-st. station of what had hap?
Various rumors attracted policemen from sev?
eral post?, while several detectives came from
the station. They could Und no trace of the
burglar. A search of the house showed the loss
of the servant's savings. The girl Is In a highly
nervous state.
Akron, Ohio, April 11? John Bmlth, the self-con?
fessed murderer of the Stones, was arraigned In the
lall here yesterday afternoon by Justice A. W. Hall.
Smith entered a plea of "not guilty." The prelimin?
ary examination was set for next Tuesday.
Chadron. Neh., April 12.-The Cha.lron Hanking
Company, the oldest banking Institution In this city
rlosr-d Its doors yesterday morning. A. C. Putnam
is president. Officers of the bank decline to give any
estimate of the resources and liabilities.
Corning, N. Y.. April 12-Walter E. Bldler, aged
ten years, living at Cooper'a, a few miles west of
here, committed suicide last night. He took a
double-l>arrelled shotgun and put the charge
through his side. The day before he told his school?
mates that It was his last day of school, as he In?
tended to kill himself.
LoulsvllW. Ky , April 12.?The Lexington and Car?
ter Mining Company, owning lO.Ouo acres of land In
Carter Curnty and capitalized at $300,000, was yes
ter lay placed In the hands of the Columbia Finance
and Trust Company as receivers, on application of
employes, who aie suing for wages, said to be over?
due. The debts, It Is said, will reach $50,000. but the
receivers expect to put the concern on Its feet In a
ahort time.
Cleveland. April 12?At 2 o'clock this morning fire
broke out In the Oehrlng apartment-house, on Murl
son-st. Forty families live in the building, and as
they rushed pell-mell for the fire escapee and stair?
ways a wild scene of confusion ensued. Mary Cox,
a waitress, aged aeventeen. was cut off from the
rtre-ercape. With her nightgown and hair In flames
ehe Jumped to the sidewalk, breaking her arm and
receiving other severe Injuries. Mrs. John Ber
lotucela Jumped from the second etory and was
badly bruised. James Klnswater fell through a
burning floor and was seriously Injured.
Commencing Monday, April 13. Lehlgh Valley R.
R. will run extra trains between New-York and
Bound Brook, leaving New-York, toot of Cortlandt
or Peebrossea st., at |:00 and ?& a. m., 11:10, 4 JO,
?JO and 11?0 p, m.-Advt ?
In response to repeated urging from hi? officers
and friends. Commander and Mrs. Balllngton
1 Rooth last night Issued?to use the Commander's
word?-"the most Important statement" yet made
? regarding the dispute in the Salvation Army.
J Driven by the "inaccuracies" of many statements
? that have issued from time ?p time from Interna
| tlonal Headquarters at London, they at last da
1 elded to make public In detail the causes which
I forced them to leave the ranks of the Salvation
? Army, in which they had labored so long and so
| successfully. Owing to the family relations In?
volved, the nature of the statement is, to some
extent, personal, but it also gives details with
regard to the plans which General Booth had
' formed for the future administration of affairs of
I the Army on this co-itlnent, which will prove of
j great interest and much significance.
Among the most important allegations made
! are those regarding the anti-American spirit
I manifested by the General, of which his objee
; tlon to carrying the Stars and Stripes at the
heads of professions is the most Impressive aped
| men.
The statement is bound to attract wide notice
and It was evident from the Commander'? man?
ner last night that he regarded it as an extreme
Btep to which he was driven, but which he made
: with the utmost reluctance. Doubtless the de
i sertion of Colonel Olen and his wife had muoB
? to do with the Commander'? latest etep.
The statement In full le appended:
Since our statement written In responae to the
' urglngs we received to Inaugurate a ne*? movement
j was Issued, we avoided making any reply to the In
i accurate statements which have from time to time
appeare?! in print from the preaent leaders of the
I Salvatljn Army. In this attitude of silence we have
: been indorsed by our friends and the public. It waa
our intention to maintain this silence, but during
I the last few days new? has reached ua that portions
1 of our private letters are being shown by London's
? representatives, who are putting their own inter?
I pretatlons upon our reasons for our present position,
I Hearing of this, our friends and our officers, who
? wish their position at our aide to be understood,
urge us to state ?ome of our reasons for deciding
not to take another command under International
I government
We have appealed to the American public for help
I and Bupport, and we cannot forget "a decent respeot
i for the opinion of mankind require* that we declare
the causes which impelled ua to this separation."
It must, however, be conceded that our position has
I been and is a. very delicate one, from the fact that
there Is much of the personal element which we
cannot eliminate from the controversy because of
our family relationship with the founder and lead?
ers of the Salvation Army.
It has been repeatedly asked why we do not pub?
lish our letter of January 31, which has been ?? often
I wrongly quoted as our resignation. That letter, be
: in.? a private communication from a son to a father
and brotner, we have not felt that we could honor
j ably mak? public. The reoetvera of the letter are at
1 perfect liberty to do so. provided they print It in?
tact. In Justice to our present position, it must
further he stated, with emphasis, that no one letter
embraces all the reasons tor our Inability to accept
another command, but that letters covering a
period nearly two years past, and also those of later
date than January II, are necessary to an under?
standing of the situation, especially the letter of
April 6. 18?.
T'pon receipt of orders to leave America we wrote
a Utter, dated January 10, asking If International
Hcadquartets had taken Into consideration all the
I consequence? of the change of command at that
' particular tun . The feeling toward England then
I existing In this country, the heavy financial respon?
sibility of our new building;, end our own peculiar
and unfortunate relations with the General (from
whom we had received no communication of any
character for nearly six montha) made It appear to
us a most unfortunate and alLadvtsed step. Thla
letter was followed by others from u?. slating that
we wore preparing to fulfil their orders and to re
llnq tlah our command.
On January H W? wrote London, stating ?ome of
our rra.-uiis for being unable eonsclenilously to ac
cept another command, but making plain that we
did not wish to Injure the Army, as the following
sentence will .?how: "We have wanted to save our
d.ar people, who from shore,to shore of this terri?
tory believe In us and love ua. and yet, on the
other hand, we cannot be Inconsistent. How could
W? take another command feeling as we do? The
only light we have received from Ood la that upon
the path we hive now determined to take, namely.
to obey your orders and to resign our command, and
then as expedltlously as p.Mndhle to retire." To
preclude the possibility of the statement beine; made
that we were unwilling to obey orders, or that th?
prospect of leaving tha country was the cause of
dissatisfaction, we wrote the following- paragraph
In the same letter (January 3!?: "It must not be
sail at any time that we have left because we were
unwilling to leave America. This would be untrue,
for we have made no remonetrance. nor have we re?
fused." It should be carefully remember?? I,
1. That London'? representa: ves, after they
haJ precipitated the wh ile transa, tlon and forced us
from our position. s> preventing our quiet farewell
and retirement, made the dettnlte statement that we
sail that we had "lost confili nee In the General
and in our international system of administration.'*
which reason? alone, by thnr own showing, would
prove that w.> could not consistently accept another
fle!d under the circumstance*.
2. It must be distinctly understood that our
feelings regardlng'tr.e matters In controversy were
known by London prlir to the sending of our fare?
well orders. Many letters passed between us and
the General, after our Interview ?,th nlm In this
country. pr> vlou? to the time when direct com?
munication from him to us Ota*ad.
3. The General's visit was the primary cause
of trouble between us and himself. From first to
last he Impressed us with his displeasure and his
dissatisfaction with us personally, ..? 1 with our
method of administering affaira. We lov?d and
understood this country. He >xhibi*.ed prejudice
and misconception of It and Its people. He objected
to the display of the National llag upon our badges
and In our hails and In our home?. He said that
the time JiRd arrived to cease "sreylug the Stars
and Stripes at the head of our parade?. He ob?
jected to tlie use of Mm sagte upon our .-rest? and
insignias, and constantly spoke depreciatingly of
the country, Its people and Its Institutions. Our
constant defence and explanation In answer to his
attacks only Increased the difficulty. ?S'lth our
affection for and knowledge of Vmerle?, thla placed
us in a most unfortunate position. He, m con???
queue-, showed hut l!Mle Interest and sympathy
with us personally. He apoke no word ;n publie
of approval of our toll, service or success, and la
other mays that we need not ? -.ention made '.be
vls.t one of the bitterest experlen-ea of our Uvea
We nfraln from saying more on the personal a.de,
save to state that these facts have been substanti?
ate I by many who witnessed the sum-.
During our experience In America we have
gradually become convinced that the ?yatem of
governing the work in this country from a for?
eign centre by laws made by those unaware of the
needs and cond.tlons of the country Is neither
wise nor practical. Constant friction has on this
account existed between us and the International
6 Cur Judgment has been forced upon points
that we did not approve, and we have been made
to feel that the Government was such that, so far
as we were personally concernei!, we could not
accept another command where we should have to
administer while we ourselves could not agree with
the rulea it demanded and enforced. In many ways
i our authority was limited: no book could be pub
' llshed unless revised by London: no prominent pre*
? motion, no important move, even no change in do
tail of uniform, etc.. could take place under their
rule without correspondence to gain permission.
6. The rules and regulation? governing the
Army to the minutest detail were being made to
England, and the commissioners of foreign cos?'
manda were obliged to enforce them, though they
themselves had in nowise been consulted on the
formulating of the same. Borne time previous to
our orders to farewell two more volume? came to
hand. Portions of these volume? we did not eg*
?rove, yet such rules and regulations we shouM
have had to enforce In some other country. If ast
In this one.
7. For years r/e had not been consulted en
the Important moves and Innovation? of th? Anal.
although supposed to be two of its most prominent
utid responsible officers. Great scheme?. Involving
larg? sima of money, had been formulated ani
j launche] by International Headquarters, and oar
? first Intimation of the same was through some pus?
! lies tlon. though bv thftlr policy of chsnge of Cora?
1 missioners we might. In the future, hare the re?
sponsibility for the vast burdens and debt Invorvol
8. Our Judgment waa not accepted on
ten vitally affecting the welfare of the work la
country. For example, aotne yeara ago la
with our leading officers It was decided to eaferas
a rule against the use of tobacco by our sarouel
snd uniformed officers The evils of Its ass sad as?
?oclatlona ware so evident, sad we sa tulip
the opinion of our prominent

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