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I; ■•Bip Bill" E>every is just about ready to come
_t jr. the open and say flatly that he is after
,v» leadership of Tammany Hall and wants
/verybody to know it. That is what the gam
llicg combination of this city is after, and that
ja'Vbat Devery has told his personal friends
taSßd out of the IXth District. Devery and his
deckers. Carroll ar.d Farrell. are a little bit shy
bout having Devery come out in the open, but
~evary is si happy and confident over the way
things have been "coming his way" that he
Wants to fpeak right out about it. Devery was
s«ea yesterday by several evening: newspaper
jaea. When he saw the interview In print he
ivmi sorry he had paid BO much, and tried to re
pudiate a part of it. Confidentially, he admits
thfc? he was correctly quoted. but he says h«
iras net talking for publication. As it will be
only a few days before Devery will be ready to
«ay frankly that he is after the Tammany lead
ursMp in this city, the interview Is hardly re
garded as premature- The Tribune has several
rimes said that Devery was aiming to get the
leadership, and that he was preparing to spend
mi almost unlimited amount of money. Devery's
9*3 statement yesterday confirms this abso
lately He said In part:
"What I'm after just now is the leadership of
this district- (the IXth). They haven't had a lea.l
v ln years. John Sheehaa has been a dent in the
pood cf the district, and I propose to straighten
th* 2- nt out Goodwin don't amount to any
! tMng as leader, so far as benefitln 1 the district
goes. if the people of the IXth District want
a lei ler who will look out for their interests
they :an have him in William S. Devery. I go
on record as savin* if they elect me leader I
trill look: out for 'em. If they make me their
leader I shan't stop, make up your mind to that.
] Intend to do pood for the people of the IXth
Assembly District, and I hope that In return
tbe vecple of the district will remember me.
That's all there is to it. One good turn de
terves another. I'm goin 1 to share whatever
cssfies to me with my friends. When I get any
thing: good the people of this district are goin*
to get something good.
"Potver feels good to any man with ambition.
*Bd any ambitious man can get power of some
sort or another. But if a man has a heart in
him and gets power by beln' on the level, he
f«els a good deal better. If I'd tell you I didn't
care for power you would call me a liar In your
own mind, and you'd be dead right. I'd
father run a city than run a peanut stand,
rd rather take hold of a job that -would tax my
brain and make me hustle than etand around
and take things easy and see other men get to
the front. I have some schemes on that are
uuu-.ln* money all the time and they keep me
busy. But money isn't everything, and if the
people of this district think I'm fit to take care
if V «m in politics they'!! find me a candidate.
„ Tings are not right .in . Fourteenth-st.
Haffen and Murphy and McMahon are wabbly.
Tammany Hall is wabbly. It needs a lot of good
strong spikes pounded into it to make it firm
ftgain. and if they want me to swing the ham
mer en them spikes all I've got to say is that
I'm somewhat of a hammer swinger.
"This Is the greatest city, commercially and
industrially, in the world, and big enough to
keep anybody from meddlln' outside of It, Id
like to be able to persuade everybody in the
city of New- York to vote the Democratic ticket,
because It is the people's ticket, and no man
Baa honestly say that the town was not as hon
fftly governed under Tammany Hall as it is
now, or that the people were not happier. If I
am spin' to be leader of this district— I
think I will be, because I am exercisin* my
m..::?y and goin* among the people with that
object in view — I want to say that they can go
£5 far as they like with me. I don't look to win
by Ependin' "money alone. A good word often
goes further than a dollar, an' If the people
think I ought to beyond this district I'll go.
I tare no ambition to fill Croker*s shoes, as a
lot of people have charged. His shoes are too
big for me, and I'm not much stuck on cast off
footwear, anyway. But there are enough cob
blers In this "town to make a new pair of shoes
fo. i new man."
f oked to say whether or not he aspired to the
les <«sh!p of Tammany Hall. Devery said:
' •■re- thing at a time. I want to do those
ill < .lights. Sheehan and Goodwin, first. Then
: I 1 ay go after Murphy. McMahon and Haffen.
* ,•'= a high flight? He's a feller who thinks
■be tac real thing, but never was and never
•»i t ,c- The fellers I mentioned think they're
. tfc ml leaders of Tammany Hall, but they
fii: „ ever was, and never will be.
' 'i-ne Wood's been coming down from Al
ba .- ,nd meetin* Goodwin at the Hoffman
. lie — and puttin* up fobs to do me. Ain't that
a Kof toreign interference? Wood's Hill's
; m ain't he? if they keep on Interfering
; fro outside I'm goin* over in the Amen Cor
r.ei -Ke where Plan sits. I've as much right to
: &•■ Ht as Wood has a right tryin' to do me."
A a further indication that the gambling
en. [nation Is seeking to make Itself felt in all
' the .strict^, it was learned yesterday that the
lye- v-Carroil-Farrell men have supplied James
I. Vi m with the necessary "ammunition" with
V.'... to make a fight against Sheriff Thomas
■J. Di -i. the regular leader of the XXVIth Dis
trict. Dunn Is none too popular in the district,
and V lisa has started in to down him. Walsh's
iwn j aye turned in an enormous number of
sairfs en the enrolment blanks under the new
Primary law. and the Dunn men did not know
■ahi'.l was going on until they were told by elec
tion bureau officials. Walsh Is an intimate
Irieni of Devery. and seems to be well supplied
■*''' Money.
It was announced yesterday »t the headquarters
of ©every that he had complet«-d arrangements to
•*** the men. women and children of the IXth
*"sssst)iy District two days of "continuous per
*■■»•»'*-." He had secured th-» use of the Ameri
ca Theatre. Forty-second-st. and Elghih-ave.. for
i\e3nes(iay s>n<2 Saturday. On these days there
*Jll b^ opera and vaudeville from 2 p. m. to 11 p. m.
*SS) theatre will accommodate two thousand p«r
*•*. and there will be three complete perform
**«* each <!ay. The ex-Chief experts to give
**♦ » thousand persons a chance to see the per-
Io nnarice£.
Pails, Aug. I.— Former Captain Dreyfus a
'' * days ago wrote a letter which was pub
lished In the "Radical." replying to a state-
I ;*?er.t mad«> by the Marquis de Galliffet. the for
■'?»«• Minister of War. to Joseph Reinaoh, to the
•Sect that Dreyfus was in the pay of Russia.
Dreyfus described this statement as an abomi
.;■ table. He. To-day the "Journal dcs Debats"
l^tflnt* a letter from the Marquis de Galliffet.
j- s Captain Dreyfus is aiming: to revive his affair,
fv but i decline to follow him. He admitted his
-*f- taUt -when he signed a petition for pardon.
[^ : - THE 20 HOUR TRAIN
1: "la Pennsylvania Railroad to Chicago Is unsur
l if* *%Sf°t-6 . in equipment and bchedulo. Leaves New
I ; »ork every day In the year.—
X Jft,- excursion to Lako Hopatcong via New J'-r-
R'SL Central; train from ft LJoeriy St. 8:30 A. M.;
■ ■■*, JLOO-ASvU
Oyster Bay. N\ V., Aug. I.— As Intimated In
these dispatches last Saturday, the question of
revising the existing tariff scheduleo constitutes
one of the chief subjects the President is study
ing in his working hours. Since then the im
portant developments with regard to tariff re
vision reported from the State conventions in
the West have been received here with the
greatest possible inieri'St. The President has
made no definite expression of hie views re
cently, but it is known that he will soon begin
outlining bis sprrrhn to be delivered this fall
on his trips to Slew-, nerland. the Northwest
and the Southwest, from which he will return
before the elections. The paramount note In
all of his addresses will be Cuban reciprocity.
Under this topic he will discuss tariff revision
in accordance with the view*, he expressed in
the West last year, and in his last annual mes
sage. It is also exp. cted that he will expound
some Important new featuie pertaining to the
work by State leaders which has in some States
caused serious disagreements among leading
President Roosevelt set aside national affairs
at 9:."{0 o'clock t':is morning to go with Mrs.
Koosevelt and Btbel on a picnif excursion in a
rowboat. They remained away from sagamore
Hill until ne;:r!y sundown. After rowing out in
the Sound about five miles, they changed their
course to the wooded hills behind the President's
home. Here they spread a luncheon which had
been prepared and placed in a basket. The
President handlod the oars on the entire trip.
Careful investigating to-day showed that the
stories concerning wholesale desertions from the
converted yacht Mayflower were proatly ex
aggerated. <'<>ntrary to the reports, the eniistod
men aboard at present are performing their
duty with the utmost contentment. Recently a
non-alcoholic canteen has been established,
where the men may buy chewing gum, candy,
writing paper and other notions, which has
brought forth the expressed delight of the men.
To date there have only been five desertions, two
of which occurred while the Mayflower lay at
the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The three men who
deserted the ship were employed in the engi
neer's department, where they worked in a room
heated to 120 degrees. They had hardly been
enrolled when they discovered that the engine
room was too severe a strain. Without going to
the captain to make complaint, they took French
One of the men, who was rescued while swim
ming to shore with a companion, who escaped
to New-York, admitted that it was a daredevil
trick, and that each of them Intended to re
turn. Lieutenant W. H. Phelps is popular with
the men and not guilty of any unnecessary
severity. According to one of the officers on
the vessel there has never been a complaint
against the rations. Authorities will investi
gate the reports that an irregular watch has
been required, and correct any such evil If it
exists. The misrepresentations of the affairs
of the Mayflower prove to have been inspired
by some ill feeling man who caused Commander
Gleaves and his officers to appear in a wrong
light. President Roosevelt has not been inter
ested one way or another in the accounts of the
difficulty, having taken no notice of the u.lleijed
The Mayflower, which is no longer detailed for
the President's use. will sail for Gardiner's
Bay on Monday. On Wednesday, when the
President and Mrs. Roosevelt go aboard the
Sylph, there will be an Interesting gunner's
drill. Two captains will man each of the twelve
guns. A regulation target nearly twenty feet
square will be floated at a distance of 1,500
yards. Each gun captain will have a chance to
tire two-minute rounds while the vessel is
abeam of the target at this distance. It will be
a (ju» stion of which one of the twenty-four men
Ores the greatest number of accurately directed
projectiles at the target in a given lime. The
President's prize of |B5 in gold will be awarded
to the victor.
Miss Alice Roosevelt left Oyster Bay this fore
noon for a visit of two or three weeks at New-
First Assistant Postmaster General Robert
Wynne called here to-day, but did not see the
President. He returned to New-York early in
lh»- afternoon for a consultation with Post
master General Payne at the Waldorf.
There will be a luncheon party at Sagamore
Hill to-morrow.
Governor Odell is expected here sjon, but the
day has not yet been fixed.
Washington. Aug. I.— Lieutenant General Nelson
A. Miles, who has been at Virginia Hot Springs for
m v.ral days. Is expected in Washington to-night.
;it ■: will go to Oyster Bay to-morrow, to remain
until August 6, when he will return to attend the
meeting of the Fortifications Hoard, of which he is
president. While at Oytter JJ.-y General Miles -will
visit tne Hoyts.
"Washington. Auk. L— lt is quietly reported in
high circles that, at the request of the President.
Governor William Murray Crane of Massachusetts
has tentatively consented to succeed Senator
Hanna as chairman of the Republican National
Committee, and that, as such, he will manage the
campaign in 1904. Governor Crane will bo out of
office then and free to take an active part In
national politics and affairs generally. Mr. Roose
velt offered a place in the Cabinet to Governor
Crane last winter, but he declined. The re
lations between him and President Roosevelt
have been close for many years, and It is
believed th.it if the President is elected two
years hence one of his first selections for a Cabinet
officer will he Governor Crane, who by that time
will i,.- prepared to enter the Cabinet. It is gener
ally understood that Senator Hanna Is extremely
anxious that the arduous work of the* management
of the next campaign be undertaken by somebody
else and it is said that he. like the President has
the 'utmost confidence in Governor Cranes ability
to administer the trust successfully.
Cowes, Aug. 1.-King Edward daily increases
his walking exercise, upon which his physicians
no longer place any restraint. There is now no
doubt that his majesty will be strong enough to
undergo the coronation ceremonies on August !»,
but In order to guard against contingencies, a
special movable chair is being prepared for his
majesty's use should it be found necessary. The
King is expected to remain on board the royal
yacht at Cowes until the latest possible moment
on Friday. August 8. but there is a strong
probability of his coming to London on
Thursday. His majesty Is in excellent spir
its, and greatly enjoyed his seven hour cruise
to Brighton and back to-day. He read the news
papers and walked about the deck of the yacht,
while Queen Alexandra took photographic snap
shots of the yachting scenes.
The Pennsylvania Special offers rapid service to
the West combined with every comfort in travel.—
Asvt. . '
The gayest :;i;d mott delightful of summer re
s',--! s Is a Hudson River Day Line steamer Best
ssrvtoe. Attract*** oosapsair. Music. New land
ing W. 12Sth 6t.— Advt.
NEW- YORK. SATURDAY. AUGUST 2. 1902. -FOURTEEN PAGES- * y T*.«£ t £&. M «.
(Copyright: 1902: By The Tribune Association.)
(Special to The New-York Tribune by Krench Cable.)
London. Aug. 2. 1 a. m.— The anti-Morgan
shipping combination has not yet been formed,
but consultations are still In progress. The best
information obtainable is indefinite, and indi
cates that the Canadian Pacific will not be the
main resource of the combination. The chief
shipping interests interested in subsidy pro
posals are the Elder-Dempster and Allan lines
and Sir Christopher Furness, and they have not
reached a working agreement which can be
made a basts for definite negotiations between
the Colonial officials and the Imperial govern
ment for a mail service across the Atlantic. Sir
Alfred Jones and Sir Christopher Furness are so
closely associated In business operations that
an agreement is expected by the Canadian
officials, but the negotiations may be trans
ferred from London to Ottawa.
A fast Atlantic service under British control
la still predicted with an air of quiet confidence
by the Canadian ministers, and also a corre
sponding service in the Pacific between Canada
and Australia is regarded as an Inevitable
An American fleet is not expected to take
part in the naval review. The Illinois will be.
In drydock for a month and th*> remaining ves
sels are out of the way In Freri ;h waters. The
foreign governments have not been Invited to
send ships to th<; naval review, \vh!'-h. with a
single exception, will be a British d»-monstra
tlon. The Japanese ships will anchor at Bplt
head. apparently because there is a dual alli
ance with Far East and there are state
reasons fur emphasizing this fact.
Rehearsals for the cerr-mony at the Abbey
have, been resumed, and the officials also assert
that the process! >n to and through the Abbey
will be conducted without deviation from the
original lines. The stalls and peats assigned to
the princes and special embassies will be oc
cupied by members of the government and
high officials of the civil service who were pre
viously crowded out.
Barriers have been again erected to all the ap
proaches to the Abbey, and the military prepa
rations have been resumed on a large scale.
There is no unusual pressure upon the hotel
accommodations, and there is no evidence that
there will be swarms of American tourists in
hUh priced stands. The members of the regular
embassy and the small number of correspond
ent of the transatlantic press will be the only
Americans in the Abbey, with the exception of
two or three specially Invited for the King's
box. The Colonial representation will be large
and will include at least sixty Canadians.
The returning tide of tourist travel is sptting
In early this season. Koth the St. Paul and the
Campnnia will be well filled to-day. Senator
Aldrich and the Chinese princes and envoys
are among the more distinguished travellers.
Lord Kitchener and Mr. Chamberlain last
evening were admitted to the Freemen Grocers'
Company and were subsequently the principal
guests at the company's dinner. Mr. Chamber
lain made an eloquent reference to the birth of
that imperial spirit which had carried the em
pire triumphantly through one of the most criti
cal passages in its history, and declared that
as a result of the war they had realized a new
and fruitful conception of their imperial destiny
without any huckstering calculation in regard to
profit or loss. He also predicted that the colonial
conference would be productive of good results.
Lord Hosebery's speech has been received
with universal disapproval by Kir Henry Camp
bell- Hannerman's supporters. Its sectional ac
count of the North Leeds victory created deep
resentment in the rival wing, which also re
fuses to indorse his version of the Education
bill, over which they have been fighting the gov
ernment tooth and nail for throe months.
The American Line's commercial traffic be
tween England and the United States has be
come more Important than the tourist traffic.
If the steamship managers can be believed,
American commercial travellers are swarming
In great English provincial towns, but are do
ing iheir work Quietly. One of the best in
formed consuls reports that thpy do not wish
anything said about new enterprises, hut prefer
to escape observation and sell goods without
creating alarm and Jealousy In trade circles
and starting unnecessary discussions in the
newspapers. . I. N. F.
and return from St. Louis, August 2nd to loth, via
Missouri Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande.
Through Pullman service; meals .1 la enrte. Office
336 Broadway, N. Y.— Advt.
"The 20th Century Limited," via New York Cen
tral and I-ake Shore, leaves New York 2:45 p. m. ;
arrives Chicago !>.45 next morning.— Advt.
London, Aug. I.— The conference of Colonial
Premiers In its session to-day found considera
ble difficulty in framing resolutions dealing with
shipping questions. There was a general con
sensus of opinion in favor of subsidizing British
owned steamships trading between British
ports, and a resolution was ultimately adopted
affirming this principle, but leaving the par
liaments of the respective colonies to decide the
amount and the conditions of the subsidy to be
The Question of coast .vise traffic also pre
sented a difficulty; the conference regarded the
permitting of foreign ships to engage freely
in the British coast trade, and it adopted a
resolution In general terms In favor of facili
tating coastwise traffic in British owned ves
sels as against foreign owned ships.
The question of creating a single court of ap
peal for the whole empire, instead of the ex
isting system, under which the House of Lords
constitutes the court of appeal for Great
Britain, and the Judicial Committee of the Privy
Council that for the colonies, was dropped, a
majority of the conference thinking that, al
though this arrangement was unsatisfactory, it
was best left aion--.
London. Aug. I— The < 'olonlal Secretary, Jo
seph Chamberlain, made a stirring speech of
empire to-night, when he and Lord Kitchener
were guests at a dinner given by the Grocers'
After paying a tribute to Lord Mllner, the
British High Commissioner in South Africa, and
Lord Kitchener, Mr. Chamberlain spoke on the
new conception of Imperial destiny, in which,
thanks to the South African war, he said. Ideas
of kinship -\nd mutual obligation had been sub
stituted for mere pride of possession or huck
stering calculation about profit and loss. The
speaker said that he foresaw In the reorganiza
tion of the newly acquired South African terri
tories something that would make the mighty
etnplre more than a mere geographical expres
sion, and added: "We hope to make it a living
entity, in which each part shall contribute to
the success and security of the whole."
Referring to the conference of < 'olonlal Pre
miers, the Secretary said that the end actuating
all parties to this conference could only bo
reached through imperial defence or imperial
trade. He did not suppose this ideal would be
attained at once, but he said he believed the
conference would lead to a considerable ad
vance, and if this were so he would be content
for the present,
Mr. Chamberlain then paid a glowing tribute
to the colonies, although he said he thought that
opinion on Imperial subjects was now broader
at home than In the colonies themselves.
Boston, Aug. !.— Willard C. Van Derlip, a
lawyer of tills city, was arrested this afternoon
on a specific charge of the larceny from John
Lowell of lour bonds Of the Northern Pacific
and Great Northern railroads, valued at $4,000.
He appeared In court soon after and had the
hearing delayed until August 7, his bail being
placed at .*.k,<mh"».
Van Derlip's arrest follows an investigation
of his trusteeship of the estate of George H.
Emerson. It is alleged that he Is an embezzler
to tW> extent of about $200,000, the accusation
being made by Colonel William D. Schier and
John Lowell, son of the late Judge Lowell. But
they add that It will be impossible to charge
him with a large part of the embezzl >ment in
court, because it was committed years ago, and
the law stays the prosecution for any offence
except murder after six years. It is said that
the details of the accusation include the allega
tion of forgery of the name of one of the sure
ties on Van Derlip's bond, which he gave as a.
trustee sixteen years ago.
Van Derlip has served as confidential man
for various law firms in the care of estates,
collection of moneys, purchase and sale of
securities and disposal of real estate. When
the late Judge Lowell left the bench he in- I
vited Van Derlip to take desk room in his office.
Judge Lowell's widow, now nearly ninety years
old, was the daughter of George B. Emerson,
well known in the last generation as the pro
prietor of a girls' school in Boston.
On Mr. Emerson's death Van Derlip was
made trustee of the estate with Mrs. Lowell.
He gave bond before the Probate Court in the
sum of $1(>O,<JOO. The sureties named on the
bond are John Lyons, a liquor dealer, and W.
James Starbuck, a dentist. Mr. Lyons declares
that he never signed the bond, and Mr. Star- ,
buck says that he never knew anything about i
the Emerson estate.
It was Van Derlip's custom to pay Mrs. Lowell
the revenue from the estate every three months,
at the same time furnishing detailed state- .
mentt of his alleged investments.
The accused man tells a pathetic story of
money taken to pay for medical treatment of
a daughter. Of these expenses he kept no
record, he says, even his checkbooks being de
stroyed. He admits that the estate is gone and
that hiR reports were fictitious, lie has stood
high socially in this city.
via Luekawanna Railroad to Delaware Water Gap, !
Btroudsburg ami Mt. Pocono, leaves Fridays and
Saturdays at 2 !'. M. No stop between New York
and the Gap.— Advt.
A plan is being developed by members of the
Municipal Art Society for remodelling City Hall
Park and adequately housing municipal depart
ments. The project would change the aspect of
the city's administrative buildings radically. At
present the city offices are scattered about In
various downtown uuildings to an extent that,
besides separating them inconveniently, brings
the rent bill up to .S2'.C>.<MK>. It ha.<» already been
suggested, by Controller Grout among others,
that such a charge equals the interest — at 3%
per cent— on a sum little under $BwS(NMMMk, That
the city could advantageously undertake build
ings to cost this amount rather than continue
paying rent for office room has already been
urged in The Tribune. The suggestion which is
now being informally considered by members of
the Municipal Art Society, and which will soon
be laid officially before the Municipal Art Com
mission, is founded on this basis. But the pro
visions of the plan in detail are what make it
of commanding int^r^t.
With the exception of the City Hall, it is rec
ommendf-d that the rark be cleared of all build
ings. This would sweep away the old city ttre
house, the City Court, the old Hall of Records,
all of them abutting on Centre-st...and also the
large "Tweed* 1 courthouse, north of the City
Hall. This building, which cost, with repairs,
between (l&OOO.OOO and $16,0U0.< B Jft has never
bren satisfactory to the eye or for use, and
plans of remodelling it have never seemed prac
tically promising- The removal of these build
ings would restore the beauty of the i>ark. give
the City Hall a dignified setting and allow the
problem of providing suitable room for the city
departments to be worked out unhampered.
The st«ps urged to accomplish this would also
add to the whole effect. It is proposed to ac
quire the property now occupied by the Stewart
Building, on Broadway and chambers-st., and
also the lots Intervening between this and the
new Hall of Records. The 'Staats Zeitung"
Mock would also be taken up. bounded by Tryon
Row, Chamiiers-sr.. Centre-st and Park Row.
besides the tract <vf land on the east side of
Park How north of the bridge terminal, running
hack to North Wiliiam-st. This would give the
< itj- space for buildings to surround the City
Hall Park on the north and northeast, and make
an orderly, systematic and impressive elevation.
The centralisation and adequacy of the plan
are obvious, and 'he coal is estimated to come
within the amount the interest on which is now
paid out in rent. The property thus lying on
either piii.> of lvrk Row could accommodate
such a building aa is recommended by William
Barclay Parsons, which would span the street
at tlie bridge terminal, allow the city to depress
the electric railroad tracks, anil make under
ground connection to the north, while giving
the greatest amount of munii Ipal office accom
modation in an ample if not. Indeed, a huge
structure. For the plan contemplates not mere
ly relieving the present congestion, but allowing
in a reasonable way for the inevitable and con
stant growth of tno city's business.
Friends of the Mayor believe the plan will
prove satisfactory. It would, of course, have
to wait upon the city's ability to command tho
n.ccssary funds, but should be capable of con
summation In a dozen or tifte.-n years. Its pro
jectors say it is a comprehensive proposition
which aims to bring economy, order and far
seeing considerations of architectural fitness
and dignity Into the scheme of the expansion of
the city's departments. Th-- suggestion will
presently lie laid In due form before the Munic
ipal Art Commlssii n. which in turn may be ex
pected to lay it before the Mayor.
Havana. Aug. 1. — At a meeting of the Cabi
net held to-day Carlos Zaldo, Secretary of State
and Justice, informed the members of the re
quest he hail made upon the United States Min
ister, Mr. Squiers, that all the papers in the
Cuban postal frauds case should be remitted to
the keeper of Cuban archives. SeflOT Zaldo said
the office of the Secretary of War. at Wash-
ington, bad decided to reply that, as the papers
in question belong to the United States, it will
be impossible to grant this request, but that if
copies of the papers were wanted they would
be placed at the disposal of some person Mr.
Squiers might name to copy them.
Garcia Montes, Secretary of Finance, presented
the financial statement for the month of July.
This shows that during the month the customs
receipts of the island amounted to $I.2n.s .MS;
postal receipts. $30,316; money orders. $53,000;
internal revenue. $72,865; sundries. $17.0~r>; re
payments, $170,431; total. $1,552,635. The_bal
ance from the month of June amounted to $74.\-
BTL Payments for the month of July amounted
io $1,236,850, and the balance is $1.05U5&
The average monthly expenditure during the
last year Cuba was under American control
amounted to $1,r>.'54,4m.
Rome, Aug I.— Giuseppe Mussolino, the brigand,
when he was taken to the penitentiary at Porto
lungons to serve a life sentence for murder. 3aid of
those who had prosecuted him: "They need not
flatter themselves that they have heard the last
of me: I shall reappear."'
Mussolino was sentenced to life imprisonment
after a trial in which the evidence showed that he
had killed thirteen men.
leaves Grand Central Station at 1:00 p. m., arrlv.-s
Chicago 11:50 next morning. 24-hour train via New
York Central and Lake Shore.-Advt,
Shenandoah. Jenn.. Aug. — No rioting no
violence and no threats is the day's result si
the situation at Shenandoah. The troops have
not fired a shot, have not used a bayonet and
have not clubbed a musket, while the hand ©'
no striker has been raised. Peace reigns, and
the leaders of the strikers expect It to continue.
They are being encouraged In the circulation
of their petition asking Governor Stone to with
draw the troops, by the signatures of all th ■
merchants in the town. They declare that th*
civil authorities can preserve order and that
there will be no further violence, but opinions
differ as to this. The superintendent of a mine
near Shenandoah said: "If the troops are with
drawn hell will break loose throughout this
region." General Gobin. when asked what the
Governor might do in answer to the petition,
said: "I think the Governor understands the
situation here. As for the petition, the people
here would sign one asking for the abrogation
of the Ten Commandments if the strikers asked
them to."
Operators questioned as to the necessity for
the troops declared that they were absolutely
necessary to the preservation of law and or
der; that so long as they remain on the scene
there Is no likelihood of any trouble, bat that
If they go a resumption of the violence which
led to riot may be expected. They say that the
coming cf the troops has put a damper on the
strikers inclined to violence, and there Is a
noticeable change in the attitude of the men at
Lansford, Tamaqua and other places.
General Gobin spent a busy day. Men of the
three regiments were required to take short
marches, partly to relieve the tedium of camp
life and partly to create an impression of pres
ent force and power in the minds of the strikers.
They were seen by thousands of these, many
flocking to the town from surrounding places to
see the Fights, but in no instance was there ap
parent sullenness or a threatening word. So it
was, the strike leaders say. after the outbreak
of 1900. when the troops remained on the scene
for forty days, and there was no violence an
not a shot fired, and so it was at Lattimer
after the shooting of 1597. They expect no
General Gobln. .while reporting everything
quiet, said to-day that when he was in the
town in 1900 he was told that there were some
twelve hundred or fourteen hundred anarchists
and nihilists In the town, which has twenty-one
thousand people. Whether or net this is so he 13
not certain. The soldiers are watching closely.
The general was Informed that these anarchists
and nihilists dominate the other workers. Eigh
ty-five per cent of the population is foreign,
chiefly Slavs and Lithuanians-
Operators who were to-day asked the possi
bilities based on the troops being in the region.
referred, to this paragraph in The Tribune's _
editorial this morning, saying. "It hits the nail
on the head":
Several of the strike leaders are quoted as
expressing the opinion that the presence of
troops in the mining region will enable the oper
ators to resume work, and it is interesting to
consider whether or not they realize just what
that means. It's natural interpretation wouKi
seem to be that the operators will be able to hire
a!! the labor they require M soon a* public order
has been firmly guaranteed, and the apprehen
sions of men desirous of exercising their right
to work for wages satisfactory to them have
been relieved. If that should prove to be the
fact, the strike and its management would be
effectually condemned.
Mining officials and others who know the
situation, say that work will be resumed in the
Shenandoah district next week, and several say
that Monday will be the day. The resumption
will be based on the belief that a large number
of foreign mine workers are eager to r»*~ to
work, being dissatisfied with the strike fund.
and needing money. The strike leaders deny
this. Scranton district operators, however, ex
pect that several collieries will be under steam
and mining coal before next Wednesday. Presi
dent Crawford of the People's Coal Company,
whose Oxford colliery started yesterday, said
h- got more of the strikers back to work,
and he expects more to-morrow. He mined
three hundred tons of coal yesterday, and so did
the Cayuga colliery, and each expects to double
the capacity as soon as things are in working
shape. In the Hazleton region there seems to
be no Intention of starting up work for some
weeks, the operators there believing It will be
the middle of September before their mines are
working, and the Wyoming district officers do
not look for a "resumption until three or four
weeks pass. " 1- .
Scranton, Perm.. Aug. I.— The first of the series
of strikers" mass meetings planned to take place at
the various strike centres was held to-day In the
Roundwoods. There were seven thousand strikers
present from the city and th.- aujoiningr towns,
some locals having marched four miles to tha
meeting, headed by a band or drum corps and car
rying flags and banners. National I*rcsi<lent John
Mitchell. District President T. D. Nichols. District
Vice-President Adam Ryscavage. District Secre
tary John T. Pempsey. Organizer Mortinl Memolo
and Sub-District President Theophilus Phillips de
liver addresses. Vice-President Ryscavage spoke
in Polish and Organizer Mr-moo in Italian.
The crowd enthusiastically cheered all the speak
ers, and fairly went wild over Mitchell. When he
was introduced to speak some SI - shouted "Hats
off!" and. although the suns rays beamed down so
intensely that many were carried from the crowd
exhausted, every man in the vast assemblage bared,
his head and remained uncover.-d until the speech
was concluded. Then the crowd surged about tha
platform and shook Mitchell's hand until he him
self was almost exhausted.
Mr. Mitchell's speech was brief, and dealt only
with the live Issues of the fight. He said in part:
It has been raid by mom who are not your friends
that the miners of the Scranton region are getting
tired of the strike and are about ti> return to
work. I conve to find out if this is so. I want to
know* if you are going to return to work, dis
honoring your organization and dishonoring your
selves. (Criea of "Never, never!" "Sol" "Don't you
believe it and the like.) , ,
If the strike Is lost, may God Almighty help the
men. women and children who depend for their
subsistence on the mining of anthracite coal. IT
the strike is lost you will pay the cost of the
strike. I want ,to say that the anthracite miners
went on strike themselves. They themselves voted
for the strike. It was not the officers of the
United Mine Workers who called the strike. It will
never end until you vote it ended. From the offices
of the coal presidents in New-York comes the
declaration that the strike will be settled only in
their own way of settling it. I would direct your
attention to similar declarations made In the- 1900
strike. The Coal Trust may be powerful and
strong, but the American people, whose hearts
throb in sympathy with the miners' cause, are
stronger than the Coal Trust. The American
people, like a Jury, have passed upon this conflict.
They heard of the miners* requests for betterment
Excursions every Sunday to the Lackawanna
•Railroad's new picnic resort. Special train leaves
New York at 5:45 A. M.. returning leaves the lake
at 8:15 P. M. Delightful ride through Summit, ilor
rlstown and all the Oranges.—

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