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sLXV.--yO. 1C3. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1808. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTS. 4 BAYONETS AT ZOLA'S TRIAL I unions axd spectators mixed VP IX A FREE FIOUT, otirr oul.l oi " nr.lore Till the Curt clrnrnt-tll Questions Halatlas: to l,r.,fii. Are suiirrssd-The Trial Hollow MorlnTJ-Toln Kiprrts la no ConOraoKl. y;.ff(nl Cabtt PiiualtK loTnr Sun. Path. Fob. 0. -Yesterday's rioting outsldo the Palme of Justice, where tho sensational , Inl ( m. Zola t taking placc.wos to-day trans ferred tu Hi" courtroom JtBclf. Tlio proceed ing were Interrupted not only by scones of noho imtl illsordci, but pandemonium rolgnod, Tho spectator, lawyers, andoftlccrs of tho court were sclrcd with sudden fury andfonght liLo Innatii . Order was not restored until tho whole ihom of struggling madmen was driven cut at the 1'olnt of tl'obavonot. The solo rauio of tlio miserable scene was tho repetition of tlio Oovcrnmont's rcsolvo to sup press the truth nt nil harards. Another rroof of the Impossibility of suppressing this groat scan dill was bUcii "hen a, Cabinet Minister who hold nfl-co nt the time Dreyfus was condemned af firmed the latter' guilt, but refusod his reasons for tho statement, and then his former nssocl te, who was at tho head of the Department of Justice, with co.ua! posltlvonoss affirmed Drey fus's Innocence. Tho Presldont of tho court, neverlbolois. calmly repeated his refusal to al low tho question of Dreyfus'o guilt to bo ro l opened, although tthat Is the solojssuo underly- Inj this so-callod trial. .M. Zola makes no secret of his expectation that ho will bo condemned. Tho pollco to-day smugijlod M. Zola ont of tho Palace of Justlco through n stdo entrance. There was a great crowd In front of tho build ing waiting to repeat yosterday's insults, but they were disappointed, as they did not seo M. Zola when ho loft. Warned by yesterday's outburst of disorder the court to day contained a larger forco of Brined Itepubllcan guards. Thcywcro not ef fects e, how oi or, to stop disorder. Lawyers from everywhere are flocking to tho court to watch tho proceedings. Their conduct woa no ticeably disgraceful yesterday, but to-day they broke down a door and swarmed Into the court room. Tho Municipal Guards tried to provont their getting In, and a great uproar ensued. Ono of tho offenders was arrested. Tho Presi dent and the advocates of order were obliged to intervene, and tho whole forco of Pollco Oommlssalros was; employed to attempt to pre serve somo scniblanco of order. Nearly an hour was consumed at the opening of the trial by a technical colloquy between the President and M. Coubcl, tho latter seeking to show that tho court was determined to limit tho scope of tho trial for tho purpose of the prevent ing the defendants from proving their points. In the course of a lively reparteo tho President, amid exclamations of astonishment. Bold: "There if no Zola affair." Maltro Laborl first resumed tho arguments which ho made yesterday with a view to having lime, Dreyfus give ovldence as to hor opinion I of M. Zola's good faith. The President said that although a similar Question had not been demanded for Copt. Dreyfus or Count Esterhazy, he would grant it si a spseial point In favor of Mme, Dreyfus. The defence then waived tho point. M. Labor! announced that M. Zola bad not beea connected In any way whatQTor with tbq. Jrlaa of "Down with France," which- vere"ralscd" at the close ot yestorday's proceedings. Dr. Floquct announced that tho health of Mmes. Cummingend Boulancy.procluded their appeoranco in court. Gen. Boisdetlro waathen called to tho wit ness stand. He was in full uniform and wore the Grand Cross of the Legion of Uonor. lie rerusod to disclose tho documents which Count Estcrhazy had addressed to Con. Billot, Minis Mr of War, or the documents which tho "veiled lady" gave io Kstcrhazy, upon the ground that they were connected with tho Dreyfus case M. Labor! insisted upon their being disclosed, declaring that tho documents had been used In the Eiterhasy case. Count Esterbozy having employed them In his defenco, whereupon Oca. IioIsdetTro claimed tho prlvllcgo ot professional socrcc). Ho would respoottho justlco of the court, but would rcfuso to speak. Ho said, honc it, that ho did not know tho "veiled lady" nor did he know how tho documents hod been stolen. Ho stoutly maintained that Dreyfus was itullty. 51. Laborl pressed Gen. Bolsdeffre to explain why Col. IMcquart had been sent from Paris on a special mission. Gen. Bolsdeffro replied that Col. I'lcquart was absorbed by a einglo idea. He was In a stato of mind which prevented him from properly attending to his duties. It was thought that he would return from bis mission in a normal stato of mind. This statement enmed murmurs In tho court. SI. Laborl then referred to what were appar ently oillclal communiques that had appeared In tho newspapers. Gen. Bolsdeffro expressed the opinion that they did not emanate from the War Office. He admitted that one communica tion had been mado to M. Rochofort, editor of Iho lntianatgeant, by M. Saint Morel, who had been punished, although ho was an excellent officer, who had obeyed a generous Impulse. SI. Labor! asked tho witness his reasons for refusing to answer further questions. Gen. Bolsdeffre replied: "Droyfus's guilt was In my wind always absolutely certain. My convic tion Is the result not merely of tho court martial, but of other facts. These other facts render the certainty unassailable. BeforoloaUng tho stand Gen. Dolsdeffre ad dressed tho Jury. Tho gist of bis statement was that tho olllcers In tlio War Ministry were bravo , men who were solely occupied with their duty and tho Interests of tho country. SI. Laborl then entered an application that Gen. llolsdeffro should not bo allowed to plead Professional secrecy. Gen. Gonso was then called to tho stand. Ho pleaded tho prltlloge of professional secrecy and refused to glvo tho details asked for in re gard to certain letters WTltten byblm to Col. i'lcquart, which seem to show that he (Douse), In lstw, bullewd In tho Innocence of Capt. Maltro Laborl hotly protested against tho fWits o( tlio ilcfinco being violated, den. ionso repaid thul the only rights that hnd fcoen violutcd were those which had been outragod j oln in his campaign. A wordy battlo bo "Ken counsel and witness ensued, There was mutual cubango of abusive language. Oen. Tn,T n,',?,e1 1'"borl ot tr',nf 1 ' Uiu. in the wild scciiowhlchfollowoil thelrdlsputelt Iwai at, cried ihol (Jon. Oonw struck SI. Laborl, but tl . is now contradicted. It is certain, how H ' ,u"'llc "ml ,1' lawyers came to Mow, and tho frc0 fight ended In tho court roj'iu being cleared by tho police. I pon tho resumption c.f proceedings 51. Ln T.ir""'ed "" """"on- Oen. Oonso pro, t"ted mramfct the publli utlori In the. I ur Io r ui inter, ilch ho hud written to Col. llt'l an nn'' , T"'80. 'T" U, Jury that, whatever PP' .1 1 in th Ictier. l.o nccr had any Intcn- Mm HuiiIng a reclslon of the Dreyfus i.!'' ', " "' H,,k "ll,d '" h """' "" liiurf, lin'.ild,ofhoioiiimunlcntlonof t..i n' ?''""" ,n "'O I'") '", court mnr. in. f,",L'1" Uaii " 'iart '" ' now- w ,", 1"'l'"tat'0l f docuu.wus connected crctinn!.' .U". '"'0 ' ojunilttlnif of such indls fanill, V bct'"lu to Capt. Dreyfus', a a.n'fron.'1 1alcm?,,d6i t1"" " Mercler bo I jn'ronted with Mme. Droyfus, t Piocurator Van Cassel opposed this demand sflMsMsssssmii I - -,-. , fr '. aw, i and a heated argument followed. Gen. Mercler said: "It Is falsn that wo communicated any secret dooumente." M. (Irlvclln, keepcrof the WarOfllco archives, testified that ho snw Leblols oxumlnlng secret papers In Cor. Plcquart's oflloo. This ovidenco Leblols Indignantly denied, do clarlng that Col. Plcquart had nover shown him tho Dreyfus or other secret documents. A lively scono followed, Grlvolln and Leblols each accusing tho other ot lying, Tho publlo won eager and alert to bear tho ovidenco of (Ion, Mercler. He re fusod to satisfy counsel's curiosity as to whether tho scorot document was communicated to tho Droyfus court-martial without tho knowledge of Dreyfus and his counsel. Ho said! "This relates to the Dreyfus nlTnlr, and tho ilccrco ot tho court forbids mo to talk about it." Gen, Mercler confirmed Oen. llolsdeffro In his belief that the communiques had not emanated from the War Olllce. M. Laborl again, pressed him about tho secret document, but tho witness repeated his refusal to say anything about It After a discussion between M.'Laborl and tha President the formor turnod to tho witness and said with dramatic earnestness: " I have com plete confldenco In tho witness's word as n sol dier. Let him reply and my oaso may crumble to pieces. Did tho Goneral communlcato the se cret document t It has been publicly affirmed that such was done, and I am sure If this ques tion is put to him ho will not deny 1L" Geo. Morcler. solemnly ralslna his hand, ex claimed: "Pardon, pardon, that Is not true." t This evoked loud applause, tho listeners soem inat to understand that Gon. Mercior denied communicating the document. M. I-aborl Intorposod, asking, " What is not true I" and adding, "Thero must be no am biguity." Gen. Mercior replied: "My contradiction re ferred to tho second part of your question." M. Laborl said: "Thentho witness refuses to reply respecting tho communication ot tho docu ment t" Tho President exclaimed: "And ho is qulto right." M. Laborl Insisted upon his question being an swered, and Gen. Mercior thou said with em phasis: "BInco you want my soldier's word I glvo It to you. What I can affirm Is that Drey fus is a traitor and was justly and legally con demned." Loud cheers. Mr. Laborl again vainly pressed the witness, but tho sitting was suspended. As Geu. Mer cior took his soat he was loudly applauded and bowed his acknowledgements. M. Laborl handed in a written demand that Gon. Mercior bo required to roply to his ques tion. The court considered iho demand, and anally refusod to grant It, on tho ground that the question Impugned the choe juote. Tho Court also ruled that tho questions to bo put to Mmo. Dreyfus should bo limited to the Estcrhary affair. M. Trarieux. ox-Mlntster ot Justice, also testi fied. Ills testimony was a long and lucid spoecb, recording tho development of his conviction respecting tho illegality ot the Dreyfus court martial and tho necessity ot a revision of his trial. Ho also affirmed that thero was a mero sem blance of a bearing at tho Ksterhazy court-martial. His speech was frequently Interrupted by cries of approval and disapproval. When the Court adjourned thero was on ox cited crowd of nearly 1,500 persons oatsldo tho Palace ot Justice. They seemed to be bent on committing excesses, but the police were too strong for.thcm. " -M.'Zota left tho-building by a side door, es corted by police. M. Yves-Ouyot, a Zolalst, was hustled by tho mob, which threatened to throw him Into tho river. The pollco rescued him and put htm Into a cab. POTTXIt FOJt TUB VNDF.lt TJIOZZET. ASU-Hsnircd-Tbouund-Dollar Klsctrlc Plant Ordered fbr This CUT. The Metropolitan Streot Hallway Company has ordered a six-hundrod-thousand-dollar olectrlo plant from the General Electric Com pany. The plant is to be installed in the now power house now being built at tho foot of East Ninety-sixth street, on tho East River. This power house is eventually to bo capablo of pro ducing 70,000 horse power and of furnishing the power for driving every car operated In ibis city by the Metropolitan company. Including tho Broadway, Columbus avenue, and Lexing ton avonuo cable lines, which 'are to bo changed to use the under trolley system. Presldont Vreeland said last night that, although no contracts had yet been Blgncd, all tho preliminaries had been complotcd and the or der for tho first part of the electrical cqulpmont had been placed with the General Electrlo Com pany. Tho equipment will bo ot sufficient capacity to operato all tho under trolley roads of tho company now built or under way. As others are got ready tho power equipment will bo enlarged to meet their needs. The ultimate capacltv of tho power bouso will bo within 8,000 borso power ot the amount which It 1b estimated will be needed to operate the clovated railroads. Tho plant which has been ordered will cost about $000,000. It consists ot ilvo 0,000 horso power eloctrlc generators, or dynamos, and evon this part ot tho Installment will make the pow or house the biggest ot its kind constructed for traction purposes in tho world. Each dynamo will also be larger than any now used for street oar purposes. Ono of the most Interesting features of the new power plant will bo the uso of the three- fhase, high tension electrlo current Instead of bo direct current as at present. This high ten sion current can bo sent out for distribution to tho various sections of tho lines over wires ot very much smaller sUo than those used for tho direct current, and this makes it practicable to bavo ono power house for the whole system without a prohibitive cost for coppor or a great loss of potror In transmission. As all t ho motors on tho cars must havo a direct current of low voltage to operate them, the high tension threo- Khaso current will bo transformed into a direct, OO-volt current at convenient stations by means ot rotary converters. TO FIQUT THE UMIOKINltXDOr.S. Capt, Moore Aged TO and it Cripple, Chal lenges Col. llrerklurldae and Ills Son. Lkxinoto, Ky Fob,0, Desba Hrecklnrldee, editor and manager of tho Lexington Herald, and bis fathor, Col. V. C. P. Ilrocklnrldgc. who writes tho editorial articles, wore chal lenged to a duel to-day by Capt. T, K. Slooro, Shuwhan, Ky in a card publlsbod to-day. Capt. Mooro is about 70 years old, his right arm is paralyzed from a gunshot wound received nhllo fighting for tho Confederacy, and ho is known to be a man ot undaunted courage. As Chairman of tho Democratic Congress Committee ho re moved Col. Ilrecklnrldgu's frlouds from tho various county committees In the district, sub stituting for them ultra silver men, who, by call ing n convention instoad of a primary, made It impossible for Col. ilreckinrldge to bo returned to Congress and forced him to accept tho Itepub llcan nomination. Capt. Mooro nlso opposed tho Colonel In his memorablo campaign four oars ago by joining the preachers and woman In lliolr tlgltt on Col. llreoklnrldgo bocauso of tho Pollard scandal. The litraltl has priutod nuiiicriiiiH articles re flecting on Capt, Slooro, and Inst week printed ono sa) hit', 111 substance, that ho wusllttid for PcnlUutlnry C'oiniiils-i.uiicr, In his card Capt. Moore says; "Toplaco myself on onual terms with my tra dueors. I njo nge, M nasrtll iiiIh uiiipluco Ihemsolvcs on on oiju-.l fonttmr with mo by iiukliiKUHuof tholr left m in, 1 being disibleil in my light aim. Tills is u matter be tween tho responsible party nin myself, I will moct tho purly alono, unarmed, and nrrango with lilin whatever course may bo nocvaaary and snibfautury tu both par tlos. To tlilwenil 1 Invito privute correspond ence. This controversy ban not been of my seek ing. 'I Ills is Hie only roply 1 havo miidu to the many attaiks. I apologize to tho public for spreading in tho Journals matters In which they aro In no w ay Interested." Desba Urecklnrldge. being out of town, could not be seen. His father laughed at tho Cap tain's angor, saying It would soon pass away; that the Captain was after Desha, and thtto would be no bloodshod. PKES'TBAIUUOS MURDERED TUn KTOMITT CAJIF.EK OF TUV DIC TATOR JT.VJ)f AT LAST. Ills MlnUler or Agriculture Succeed! Illia He Is A bin nnri Conservative, and SInr Pre serve Order In Ouatewnln Tlia lllah Handed Mel beds of the Late President, Washington, Feb. 0, Tho Guatemalan Lega tion here received nows this afternoon of tho assassination of Presldont llarrlos. It was said that Manuol Estrada Cabrode, First Vice-President, had assumed tho Kxocu ttve chair, Tho only Information received at the Btato Dopartmont beyond tho mere announcement was furnlshod by BcAor Arrloga, the Guatemalan Minister, ami was contained in a telegram from his Government that tho circumstances attending tho murder were such as would Indlcato that it was not a politi cal assassination. Tho Minister was further Informed that Scfior Estrada Cabroda had assumed tho Exccutlvo cbalr. Central Atnorlca appears to bo on tho verge of u general revolution. Thoro Is a revolutionary outbreak In Nicaragua. Presldont Barrios has been assassinated In Guatemala, and it was lcarnod at tho Navy Dopartmont today that tho presence of tho United States gunboat Marlotta at La Llbcrtad was duo to reports that an outbreak was imminent in Salvador. Commandor Simons of tho Marietta cabled tho department this afternoon that tho country was quiet. No additional dotalls of tho progress of tho Insurrection In Nicaragua havo been re ceived hero. Tho report that an uprising had occurred in Costa Rica referred to tho trouble at San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. San Fit an Cisco, Feb. 0. Tho only details of the assassination of President Darrlos of Guate mala recolvcd hero camo In privato messagoa to wealthy coffeo planters. They all ngreo In tho fact that no uprising followed tho death of tho President, but they do not tell who committed tho act. Prospero Slorales, who was at the head of the recent revolution, sent a despatch to-day from Mexico saying that ho was on his way hero. In tho message ho declared that ho was not a party to tho assassination, and that the nows was a great surprise to him, as ho ex pected to seo Barrios overthrown by a popular uprising, Slorales did overythlng a man could do to make the recent revolution successful, but soon after it began ho warned his friends hero not to mix in it, as the revolt was premature, inasmuch as tho people were not thoroughly aroused. Since the revolution ended, howevor, tho fcol ing against Barrios has lnoroaaod In bitterness, and had tho revolution boon delayed six months it would havo been successful. Just after the revolution ended a num ber ot Guatemalans, who were greatly in censed by tho cruel assassination of prom inent mon who had refusod to contrlbuto to Barrlos's cause, offered a reward of $100,000 for the head ot the dictator. ThU reward was guaranteed, and It Is thought by the Guate malan colony hero that the assassination was committed by some one In the hopo of obtain ing this reward. Very recently Morales's syra Batbizers issuod a proclamation declaring that arrios would not bo in power on March IS, the anniversary of his election. Barrios never cut any figure In Son Francisco like tho two Ezetas. btennse ho was n. quiet man. little given to snowing himself on dress parado on Market and Kearny streets. Gen. Antonio Ezota was known to every ono here, bocauso ho do llghtod in fretting himself up In gaudy southern style, an undress uniform of a bluo coat and white duck trousers, and stalking up and down Market street. Barrios, however, spent sov oral months hero six years ago. boforo his election. He lived very quietly nt tho Occidental Hotel. His habit was to sit in the hotel olllca and note what was going on, but ho spoke only to his close friends. His stolid face and taci turn manner garo tho impression that be was stupid, but he could talk woll on any general topic, and ho was especially well informed on military nffairs. Ho spoico fluently, besides Spanish, English, French, and German. His wife was popular In society hero. Manuol Estrada Cabrada, who has succeeded Barrios temporarily, was .Minister of Agricul ture and the ablest man In tho Cabinet. Tho Guatemalans hero think ho will be nblo to keep tho country from revolution, as ho did not np- Krove of Barrlos's arbitrary course in declaring imself dictator and nullifying tho powor of Congress. Gen. J. M. Reins Barrios was tho nephew of Don J into Ruflno Barrios, who was President of Guatemala In 1883, when the effort was made to bring Into one union tho five republics of Cen tral America Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Itlca. This led to a war, In which Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Itica were allied against Guatemala and Hon duras. Barrios was killed In a battlo In which tho nephew took a prominent part. After this ltelna Barrios become Sllnlstor of War under Gen. Barillas, who succeeded tho undo as President. He afterward became Vice President, and then Gen. Barillas became Jealous of him and banished him from tho country. Ho went to San Francisco. Ho remained there for a considerable time, and meanwhile marrlod Sliss Algerlo Denton of New Orleans. Ho re turned to Guatemala with bis wife, and In 1811'J ho was elected President of tho republic. Ills term was to expire this year, and under tho Constitution ho was not eligible for reflection for tho term immediately succeeding that which ho had tilled. There Is no tolling, howovor, how far Barrios would havo gono to overrldo tho Constitution In this respect as he had done In others. During his Incumbency he so far subverted the laws of the country to nls own will and pleasure tbat ho became, In fact, tho dictator of Guatemala; and ho Improved tho opportunity of which Central American Presidents have bo often availed themselves to nocuniulato a large private for tune, which Is estimated at over $7,000,000. A STATEMENT Ity 3IOIIALES. It la Beaarted That lln Has Deea Called to llio Presidency artiaatemala. SIexico, Fob. 10. Nows has reached hero that Gen. Prospero Slorales, formerly Secre tary ot War under Barrios and later head ot tho unsuccessful rebellion against tho Dictator, has been doclarod President of Guatemala. Oen, Slorales Is preparing to leave at once for Guatemala, and to night ho gave out tho following statement to the Tiro Ilcpublics, nonspnpor, "I have tblstday received telegraphic news from Guatemala relative to the death of Gen, Barrios, President of Guatemala. As n citizen of Guatemala aud a member of the Republican party of that country, I sincerely regret bis tragic end." "Tho honor of tbo country is Blulnod by a crime. Asa loyal opponent of Gen. llarrlos, I would havo prcforred lo havo ipot him In fair fight and defeated him on tho field of battlo, "Novortholcss, as this is an Inovltablo fact, much to my regret, tho reiponstblo parties only are thoso who, with tholr unti-jiatriotlc sontl ments, contributed to blind tho man who has now paused away, "As yet I havo not heard how Gen, Br.rrios met his death, I was a personal friend of Gon, Barrios, and, although after ward I was his political opponent, would have preferred many times to havo seen It S ii ) dlo on tho Hold of battlo lighting for tho liberty of Guntcmaja." A.l.V J VAX JtElAHEX. Tlie .leariiauan Arnir linsls Itir Itelielllous liillr.. N. Holci.PcrazQ, Consul (H'nerul of tho Greater Republic of Central America, received yesterday at the Consulate, ios Fulton street, the follow ing despatch from Kmlllnno J, llurraro, Genoral Chief of tho Expedition Army of Nlcaraguu; "Hax Juan DKI. Huit, Feb, 11,1808. "(ioornmont forces in my command have occupied this port. Revolution Is defeated. Constitutional Government rules the wholo country, l'cuco will soon bo restored." Tbo Consul-Gencral thus explained the de spatch: "A short timo ugo Nlcaraguan exiles to Costa Rica took San Juan del Sur by storm. Tbey were aided by treachery. Now the Oov nuasarsu driven them out. TbatUU." t SO DOCKS FOR DATTTjEBUIVH. eerelary Ions Points Ont War llrlplnnns In Qase nt ,Wnr. Warihnotox, Fob. O.-An emphatic decla ration was mado by Secretary Long to-day that should tho country bo forced to wnr thoro was not a single dry dock oh tho Atlantic seaboard In which ono of tho battleships now in commis sion could be taken. Tho new Port Royal dock, built nt the cost of orer half a million dollars, tho Secretary 6nld, was practically Taluclosa. With regard to tho dock now undergoing repairs at tho New York Narr Yard, It was seriously questioned whothor It would over bo of much use, and ovon if complotcd there would always be apprehension of Its collapso whenever a big ship was placed In It. Ho therefore re garded tho want of dooks as ono ot tho most Important things to tho navy, more so now than tho building of battleships or tho settlement ot tho armor question, ... As to tho quostlon before Cpngresn whether battleships or n dry dock should bo authorized at this session, Mr. Long said ho would advo cate tho construction of a dock, although ho had hoped that both would be secured. "If wo should go to wnr with nstnglo power just now," ho said, "Great Britain, in preserving neutrality, would refuse us the uso of tbo docks nt Halifax where the Indiana was docked, nnd In caso ot tho sllghtost damago to ono of the larger ships thero would not bo a dock avalla bio on this coast where sho could bo repaired. Tho uso of tho shin would bo at onco lost and perhaps tho fato of a battlo might turn upon tho absenoo ot two or three ships of this type temporarily disabled, but which could bo sent to sen ngaln promptly had w o adequate docking fa cilities. I shall urge that authority bo granted to build nt least ono first-class dock, and I shall reo that ground is selected whore there cannot bo the slightest possibility of tbo bottom tum bling out ot tho dock. "Boston Is, I bollovo, tho most advantageous site, owing to tho One navy yard plant there, its commodious harbor, and tho amplo protection that will bo afforded by the new fortifications. It is unfortunato.thnt tlio navy should bo In tho present prcdlcamnnt'nnd that wo should be ut terly without a docfc where any of tho battle ships now In fouthom waters could bo accom modated. Even If the new dock nt New York can bo repaired, which is qucMloned, it cannot possibly bo ready for use under four months. Bovoral of tho battleships will soon require docking, and It will probably bo necessary to send them nil to Halifax." Tho dry dock subjoct is now nndcr considera tion by tho llouso Naval ConunUtoe. Iboforo which Sir. Long will appear again to urgo an immediate appropriation. KILLED DT AX ELEVATED TItAIX. A Laborer Bun Over en tbe Xlnlh Avenue Lino at fartxxecend street. A train bad Just pulled out of tho uptown Forty-second street station on tho Ninth avonuo lino ot the olovatcd road at 0:37 o'clock last ovonlng when Dennis Donovan, the tlckot chop per on that side, saw a black object lying across the north-bound track, perhaps ton yards from where ho stood. It appeared to bo a human body, so ho started toward that end of tho sta tion on the run. On looking1 ahead, ho saw another train ap proaching, less than fifty yards awny. Thero was no timo to lift tho body from tho track, so tho ticket chopper shouted with all nls might and pointed to tlio prostrate figure. Tho engi neer of tho approaching train hoard his crlos, aud, peering from bis cab along tho rails, snw tho figure. Ho jumped for his lover and re versed It, but tlio headway wns too groat. Tho wheels ot tbo onglno struck tho body, shoved it thirty feet and then ran over it, crushing It out of shape. The train was stopped and tho body was found Justin front or tho forward ear. it was that ot a man ubout 30 yours old, o feet 8 inches in height, and clad like a laborer. It was taken to the West Thirty-seventh streot police Blatlon. where the namo Patrick Farloy of (i(U Ninth avenuowas found on a number ot cards, which Indicated that tho owntr was a memborot tbo ,UnltedJPoltanlo4lQisl!nff'Engi)Cors'JJnlon.-.. ' WTTilifatSmtclrii of 118 East into street, tho engineer of tho train which killed tho man, was arrested. It Is not known how tho man got on the track. Donovan says that no one anew erlng hiB description passed through tbo gato at Forty-second street, bo far as ho can rcmemlier. He surmises that tho dead man fell from tho rear platform of tho train which pulled out just before be saw tho figure on tho track, and that the fall stunned him. CHANCELLOR DAT SUED AGAIN. Mr. Baekwell Demands 010,000 from lllm and Qas.noo rrom Dr, Buckley. Stiiaccbe, Feb. 9. Tho summons nnd com plaint In nn action brought by tho Rev. William D. Rockwell airalnst James M. Buckley of Now York and Chancellor James It. Day ot Syracuse University were Bcrvod to-day. Charles S. Kent Is tho plaintiff's attorney. This is tbo second action brought by Mr. Rockwoll against Chancellor Day. Tho complaint alleges that tho defendants wrongfully, maliciously, and wickedly conspir ing together on tho tilth nnd 23th days of De cember. 1807. in tho city of New York, wrote and causod to bo published in TllR NgwYoiuc Sun an artlclo over tho signature of tho said Day, which was false, scandalous, malicious, dofamatory, and libellous. Tho artlclo In TUB Sun was then givsn in full. For a second and soparato cause of action Mr. Rockwell alleges that tho defendants wickedly, wrongfully, and maliciously conspiring togeth er, with Intent thereby to injure plaintiff, on Jan, 0,1808, published an artlclo In tbo Chrli (fan Advocate, a religious weekly paper of New York city, ot which tho defendant Buckloy la editor, n false, malicious, scandalous, and de famatory article concerning tho plaintiff. Tho plaintiff demands judgment In tho sum of $35. 000. 910,000 against Day and $'25,000 against Bucklev, besides tho costs of tho action. Mr. Rockwell was installed as pastor of the East Solvay M. E. Church last Sunday, and among thoso who spoko nt tho services was Dean J. B. Brooks ot tho Collego of Law, Syra cuse University, a stanch supporter of Chancel lor Day in tho Peck controversy. QU1QO iriLL VISIT JIT.AC1C. Tne Bare Announcement Dnrafounds Mug wumps and nesnbllcan Disturbers. President Qulgg of tho New York Itepubll can County Committee It was announced last night, will, on bis return from Washington to day or to-morrow, journey to Albany anddls cuss with Gov. Black the propoBod now pri mary law and other matters concerning Re publican affairs. A lot of chant In tbo Mugwump and anti-Republican camps. It was predicted, will turn red, will to and bluo nttho hardihood of Presi dent (Julgg discussing with Gov. Black or with any other Republican nt Albany tho proposed new primary law or nny other matter of con temporaneous Intercut to tho Republican party, lender William llrookfield of tho FIfty-throo, in the estimation of the aforesaid Mugwumps nnd Republican disturbers, had a perfect right tu Islt Albany nnd discuss these matters with Gov, Black, but for Pnsldont (jtilgg to under take such nn crrandl Whowl All who talked about President yulgg's prospective visit were qulto confident that tho Mugwumps and Dis turbers would regard his trip as tlio Crime of 'tiH, In liko manner, it was remarked, is It a fine thing for (leorpo E, Matthew of BulTalo and his friends tu ilenounco dally Scnutor Plutt of Onttgu for meeting his Republican friends In thu Htnto nt tlio Fifth Aenuo lintel, jet the Mugwumps and Disturbers am not called upon to denounce Mr, Mimhons of Buffalo for hold ing conferences with his friends at tbe Hotel Mnnhattnu on Forty-second street. But, It wax rccnllod. "a foolUh consistency Is tho hob goblin of little minds, adored by little states men and philosophers und diiincs." SIR WILLIAM DAir&OX DTINQ. Tbe Kuiluout Canadian UeoloslstWho Is Known , Iho World Over. Montheau Fob. 0. Sir William Dawson now lies at death's door at bis resldenco in this city. His left aide Is paial)cd and be Is perfectly hilplcss. Ho has hnd .'cwral stroke of apo plexy lately, but lliuinatlcrhnribecii kept quiet. Mr Will urn iHiidixtiiigulidiid ideologist, and Is cx-prliiilpHl uf McGIll University, Ho Is over 0 j ears of ago. tnulou Man lo Ho 1 Icr-fnusul at Mirsrlllrs, Canton, O.. Fob. 0, Itotcrt K. Fust, teller of tho Central Savings Bunk, was advised by cable to-day of his tclccilon as VIco-ConsuI nt Mar seilles, France, under Itobert P. Skinner, former editor of tho Maoblllciu Iiuleticadent. Mr. Fast rather oxnocted this post hx or eight months ago and tho news came to him to day as a sur prise. Ho will start for France within a month. Doerfoat farm atuaas It ads of the lander meat of dairy tod. fat, young pork rs, dalntilx Masoned with M lee ted spies. Try a vo-pund pWaio. Sssrars of IxoUaUoosv-vid OVER 20 KILLED AT FIRE. ,AOO RARRELS OF WHISKEY EX PLODE IN BVRXIXO WAREHOUSE. eavernment Storehouse at Pittsburgh Burns Property I-on estimated at 0,000,. ooo BtplMlans or Whisker and Am monia Tanks It reck Houses Twenty are Persons Believed to Have Been Killed. PiTTSBiino, Feb. 103 A. M. By on oxploslon ot 2,000 barrels ot whtskoy hero at 11:30 to night orer a score of porsons wore burled under tons of brick and mortar, and at this hour It is estimated that twonty-flvo lives havo been lost. A Government bondod warehoaso was burned; 0,000 barrels of whiskey exploded, falling walls orushod adjoining tenement bouses, all tho occupants ot which were either killed or Injured. Tho walls fell at midnight, and at 2 A. M. tho rescuing party had not boen able to roach all the bodlos. After tho warehouse wall foil In a largo am monia tank shot out of tho burning building and foil on a small houso tho alloy, crushing In tho roof and two stories and leaving tho four walls standing. The house was occupied by tbo Slpe family. Rescuers dug into the cellar and found the body of Sidney BIpo, 15 years old. Tho fathor was standing upright, jammed in by tlmbors. Ho was cut out with axos and was found to bo alive. N. C. Scott, son of W. S. Scott, Presldont of the Chautauqua Lako Ico Company, was look ing at tho Ore with his brother. He was killed by tho falling wall. Ilia body was recovered, but his brother is still missing. Will. Raubonstoln's body was recovered and identified. Tho body of ono fireman unldbntlfied Is at tho Morgue. Tom Lynch's scalp was torn off by flying debris. Ho Is still alive. Liout. Rosoland of A tiro company was giving orders to his mon when tho ammonia tank blew out of tho warehouse building and took' both bis legs off at tho knoos. Pollco Lieut. Berry's body was tho first re covered. All tho dead wero crushed. Ammonia tanks exploded at intervals of a few minutes with a report that was heard two miles. Tbo Alleghany county light plant, worth fully $000,000, will probably bo saved. Police Lieutenant Berry and four firemen aro burled under tons of brick and mortar. The Immense Union Storogo warehouse, containing moro than $1,000,000 worth of goods Is doomed. Other property soon was In flames and a little after midnight It was thought tho loss would bo $2,000,000. Tbo warehouse belongs to the Chautauqua Lako Ico Company, and is leased by tbo Union Storage Company. It is bounded by Pike, Twelfth and Thirteenth streets and Mulberry alloy. It is divided Into six warehouses, sepa rated by tbtck walls, with communicating doors, which are supposed to bo closed at night. At 8:30 P. M. smoko was seen issuing from tho windows of tho tfilrdjw over tho Ice company's plant, which occupies tho south end of tbe building. A trlplo alarm was sent In, and for thrco hours tho firemen worked nt random, pouring water into tho thick smoko, but scolng no blaze. Ono of tho departments was a Government bondod warehouse, where 2,000 barrels ot whiskey wore Btorcd. In tho othor departments, however, groceries, machinery, and all kinds of goods were stored. At 10:30 P. M. tongues ot flame sprang up In various partsof tho building, and firemen wero placed in Mulberry alloy at the rear of tho structure. Suddenly thero was a muffled report, followed by a succession of explosions, and with a roar hundredsof barrels of whiskey exploded and tho rear wall uf half tho building was blown out, Oiling up tho alley with dtfbrle, dragging down electrlo light wires, crushing several smaller buildings, and injuring firemen and spectators. An immedlato rush for rescuo was made. Building Inspector J. A. Brown was dug out alive, but with both legs broken. Sys tematic digging was then begun, and in a few minutes two bodies not yet Identified were brought out- About twenty persons wero wounded by flying bricks and tho ambulancesof all the hospitals were sent for. Noeveler's warehouse containing $200,000 worth of furniture and other goods, caught fire at midnight. In tho rear is the Allegeny County Light Company's plant It was scon that If this should be destroyed tbo entire business district of the city would bo in darknoss. Small dwell ing houses In the neighborhood wero attacked by tho flames and touants all moved out. STJSEL RAIL MEN AGREE. A Return Conditions Similar to Tboso Ex tuins; Before the Pool Collapsed. As tho result of meetings held in this city re cently the first definite agreement has been reached betwoen tho steel rail interests of the country since tho collapse a year ago of tho steel rail pool. All the steel rail companies have agreed to stand by a echedulo of $18 a ton for 30-foot standard "T" rails and $20 a ton for 00-foot rails at the Pittsburg mills, at Chicago theso prices aro s2 more, or $20 for 30-foot and $22 for 00-foot rails. Tbo companies affoctod Include tho Carneglo Steel Company, tho Cambria Iron Company, the Ijackawanna Iron and Steel Company, the Penn sylvania Steel Company, nnd the Illinois Steel Company. When tbn old steel rail pool collapsed last February tbo schedule nrlce was $25 a ton. In 18UU it was $28 a ton. Following tho abandon ment ot tho pool there was a rapid decline In prices, which finally reached tho lowest in tho history ot tho steel Industry In this country. Sales wero rumored to havo boon mado as low as $15 a ton. A number of railroad companies tooKndvantagoof the market to load up with rails at cheap rates. Tlio excessively low prices, howovcr, did not contlnuo long, and, although tho companlos failed to ngaln come togother, the quotations gradually rallied. Rocontly thoro haH been a very good demand for rails. The ruling prlco has boen In tbo neighborhood of $17.50 a ton for 30-foot rails at Pittsburg. CABIN FLITS FllOM CALIFORNIA. The Salvadorean Itxlle Loaves ono, OOO in Debts Behind lllm. San Fiuncisc?, Feb. 0. Manuel Casln, tho lira eating revolutionist, who was forced to fieo from Salvador about tbo timo that the Ezota administration was ovorthrown, has now de parted from San Francisco, Casln left quietly on tbo stcauior Sanblas for the south yesterday under tbo name of J, Gonzalos, and tbo taut was not known until tho stoamor was on her way to Central America, It Is hollered Casln will not go further south than Mexico, for tbo Centra) American republics are not Inviting his pres ence, and If discovered thoro ho would probably go lojall. Caslu'a departure was hurried bylegnlmeas uics taken by his creditors. He left debts amounting to $30,000. Among hlsvlctluiB Is Marion Wolls, tmmculptnr. whuxoncquHliitnuco with Casln co.t him 7,0O0. Wells was In duicd to loan money to Casln and to help outfit Gen, Antiinlu Ezetn In bis tlllbuUorliig expedi tion that oiulo I in n fizzle, und tbo death of Ezota nt Panama ot yellow fever. Dr, Paslon lo Succeed Dr. Bablusou. At a meeting of tho congregation of the New York Prcbbyterlan Church last night tho Rev, Dr. John R, I'axton wus unanimously cboeen to succeed tho Rov. Charles H. Robinson, who re cently reslgnod. It was said that Dr. Paxtou bad signified bis wllllnrness to accept the call. Republicans enroll to-mxht. Last day of enroll loent for honest primary taw and rstora ol pony abuses. Wfit aroUtsf plows im to-day's pspsssy-Jut JJV,?, "'I.,. ), t ; fHlt-Jb fK, V ..j ,C t , . JAVAX WON'T DEL AT. China's ITar Payments Mnst Be Mado on Time France's qnarrel with China, Xptclal Cable Deipateh lo Tnc 8m. Pickin, Feb. 0. Tho Japancso Minister has In formed tho Tsung-lt-Ynmcn that Japan is un ablo to oxtond tho terms for tho payment ot tbo war Indemnity. M. Dubatl, tho French Chargd d'Affalres, has demanded an Indomnlty for tho family ot a Frenchmnn who was kidnapped by Chinese brigands In Tonkin, but who was subsequently liberated. China will havo eight days In which to make a favorable reply, falling which French action In tbe south will bo necessary. LVETOERT FOUND OUILTT. Tho Bausage Maker Coavleted Lire Imprison ment the Penalty. ClllCAon, Fob. 0. Luotgert, tho sausage maker, was found guilty nt 11:30 o'clock to night of tho murder of his wife. Punlshmont was flxod at Imprisonment lor llfo. Ho took tho verdict calmly and appoared to bo satisfied to havo escapod tbo gallows. Ho was congratu lated by his attorneys and friends. His lawyers regard tho verdict as moro ot a victory than a defoat. Stato's Attorney Donoen did not finish his concluding address to tho Jury until 3 o'clock, although ho had announcod that he would not talk lator than tbe noon adjournment hour. Judge Gary at onco read his Instructions to tho Jury. '1 hoy did not seem as favorablo to Luct gcrt as did tboso given by Judgo Tuthlll at tho former trial, and tho caso was then given to tho jury. Luotgert was most confident of acquittal. WALKINO ON THE MISSOURI'S RED. A Part or tbe niver Drained Iter a Time bj a Dam Just Completed. Helena, Mon.. Fob. 0. Tbouppor Missouri, or that part of it below Canyon Forry, is dry on account of tho dam which was completed yes terday by tho Helena Water and Electrlo Power Company, seventoen miles north ot horo. Although tho river nt that point runs moro than 4,000 cubic foot per second, accord ing to tho Govornmont surveys it will tako tho river two days to ratso Its lorcl tho ilvo feet now remaining before it will flow ovor tbo dam, A lako Is twlng formed by tbo backwater ot the dam, which extends soven miles up tho river and covers six square miles. Moantlmo tho river below tho dam is practically dry, a child being ablo to ford it without danger. Men are proBpoctlng In tho river bed for gold, while others havo takon out largo catches of trout and other fish that have been left In tho pools formed In the river bod. Tbo dam is thirty-four foot high nnd has been built nt a cost of $150,000, In a fow wcoks it will bo furnishing electrical power to this city. SHOT THE HACK DRIVER. Chief or Pollco Keller. Brother or ComSIIs. sloner Holier, Mortallr IToundon Man. Dallas. Tox.. Fob. 0. Joseph Keller, Chief of Pollco of Terrell, Tex., Is a prisoner In tho Dallas City Jail, and is likely to havo to answor to a chargoof murder. At 10 o'clock to-night ho shot and, it Is believed, mortally wounded James. Salmons, a back driver, in a dirputo over a hack bill, Salmons is shot through tho body orer the heart. Keller is a brother of John W. Keller, tho Commissioner of Charities in Now York, Keller camo from Terrell today to nttond tho funeral of tho late Chief of Pollco Arnold of Dallas, and, after the funoral, drank hoavlly and went out for a drlvo In a hack. Witnesses to tho shooting declare Salmons was also Intoxicated and used insulting languago to Keller. X.OTS OF OOI.D IN ALASKA. Behnson Picked I'd SBO.ooo in One Bar as Basr as nollinc orra Ior. VANCOuvnn, British Columbia, Fob. 0. A big gold find is reported today on an unknown creek on tho American sldo in tho Yukon terri tory. Fritz Bohneon of Victoria writos to his brother Karl: "Wo havo struck It rich on an unknown creek across tho border never before seen by man. In the crevices ot the rocks in ono day wo plckod up $50,000 in coarso gold. " Sell your buslnoss or glvo It away and como quick with ten men." ThoBehnsons havo largo business Interests hero and are thoroughly rellablo. The nows has spread llko wildfire and will result in a stampode to tho American sldo as soon as tho locality of the find can bo ascertained. OIFT FROM MR. ROCKEFELLER. Ua Presents a Plot or Ground Worth OSO.OOO to the Cltr or Cleveland. Cleveland, Feb. 0. Presldont McBrldo of tho Park Board announced this afternoon at a moot ing of that body that John D. Rockefeller had given property worth $50,000 to tho city for park purposes. It consists of land at tho Junc tion of Euclid avenue and Falrmount street, in tbo aristocratic partof the city. Tho land is not largo in area, but furnishes a connecting link, which will bo mado by means of a clrclo. be tween two largo parts of tho park systotn. COMMISSIONER KIPF REMOVED. Gov. Iio Charges Crookedness la tbe Collec tion or Vers. PlttnitE, S. D Fob. 0. Gov. Lee to-day re moved State Insurance Commissioner Klpp from office, and appolntod as his successor his own privato socrotary, Thomas A) res. Crook edness In the collection and disposition ot fees Is alleged as tho cause. Commissioner Klpp bns not yet turnod ovor the oflloo. nnd t ho courts w 111 probably bo called upon to sottlo tho maltor. .Y.Eir VORK'S POPULATION 3,438,800. The Board or Heallli'o Estimate for tbe tireater City. All official estimate of tho population of Greater Now York was given out yesterday by the Health Department, us follows: Number of persons In all five boroughs, 3,139,S!I0. ot which 1.1)11755 aro In fho borough of Mnnhattan: 137,075 in tho Bronx, 1,107.100 in Brooklyn, 128,012 in Queens, and (11,027 111 Richmond. KRUEQER'S FIFTH TERM. He Has Bern Alfalii Rleelrd President or the Mouth African Itepublle. fptcial Cablt Dupatch to Tub Rev, PmrroiiiA, Feb. 0. Paul Krtlgor has been re olectod President of tbo South African Republic, Krugcr's majority was overwhelming. Ho polled 12,701 otes, against 3,710 cast for Hchalk W, Burger, who Is an unntllclal member of tho Executive Council, and 1,1113 for Gcu. Joubert, tbo Vice-President of tho republic A Ills ttlrclrlo Plant for the Knot side. Tlio Edison Electrlo Illuminating Company has purchased from Wllllum U and Benjamin Pcik tho block of twenty-two lots bounded by Thirtj-clghlh nnd Thirty-ninth streets, First aciiiic, unit thu river for s3 15,000. The trans action was negotiated by II, W. Williams, Jr. It Is said Unit Iho lompany will orort on tbo plot tho finest and largest elcctlio plant In tbe country. Prohlbllloa Hill lllllrd In South Carolina. CoLVMMA, S. C.Feb. 0. By a voto of 68 to 3D tbo Houso of Representatives to-day killed the Chllds Prohibition bill after refusing to substitute an original package measure by a voto of 61 to 3B. Tho llouso agreed to take up to-morrow tbe Slmklns referendum resolution referring tbo Question of prohibition, dispen sary, or high license to popular voto In each I county. ' J DR LOME MUST GO. f I He Admits tho Autliontioity A of the Oanalojas Letter. HIS RECALL IS DEMANDEB, ! I If Spain Docs Not Act, He Will Receive His Passports To-Day. 1 The Spanish Mlnlsterat First Oeellaed to Dear 'i ! or Admit Tbat He Wrote tbo Letter, but : When Assistant Secretary Bar Called Dps a j , Htm with tbe Orlslnat Ha Acknowledsool V Its Authenticity Then Ho Cabled His Boo. t It-nation to Premier gagasla at About tha i ' Same Time That the Demand for Ills Becalt , Was Sent to Gen. Woodford at Madrid V ' Cannon and Mason Make Stirring An- )f pealo In the Sennta Tor the Cuban Patriots Tbe Administration Criticised for So tona j ' Delajlnc the Granting of nelllaerentnishts ' WAsntNOTow, Fob. 0. Tho Stato Dopartmont , '' has demanded tho recall of Soflor Don Enrique 1 1 Dupuy do Lomo, tho Minister of Spain in Wash- j 1 Ington. for his vulgar criticism of President Mo- 1 j Klnley in the letter written to Scflor Canalejas, ,' which was ijlvon to tho nowspnpers by tho Cuban Junta in Now York last night. Unloss this do- $ mand has been compiled with by tomorrow y morning tho MInlstor's passports will bo handed .' him, which Is tho diplomatic modo of dismissing i f a foreign representative who Is persona non ):; grata. Dupuy do Lome, when called on offl- "' dally to explain whethor ho had written ths f- ', lotter, dccllnod to dony Its authenticity, which : f Inter bo acknowledged. Ho twlco cabled his I resignation to Madrid, and hopes It will bo ao ' ccpted boforo tbo United States Government -j can direct him to leave tho country. This Is ths " j offlclal statemont mado by Assistant Secretary : i of Btato Day this evening: " J " Minister Dupuy do Lome does not dony tho 2 ? lottor. This dopartmont has communicated ; with Gen. Woodford on tho suojoct. Until that ' communication has reached tho Spanish Gov- . ernmont It would not bo proper to moro fully ' ' stato tho contents of tho message to Minister Woodford." " The developments of tho last day of Minister Dupuy do LOmo's offlclal resldenco in Washing, ton were rapid and sensational. Naturally, thi ' publication of tho Canalojas letter In the morn. ' : ing papers created tho greatest astonishment, :; !j It Is worthy of noto that its authenticity was ? -accepted rrtonoo by-moat publlo mon, and Son " "f"4 a tors and Representatives, irrespective of party, i 'i did not hesitate to express themselves in terms i d of condemnation of tbo character of Dupuy do 1 r LOmo's attack on Presldont McKinley, for whom .'. ho had elsewhere expressed the greatest respect. (i A categorical account of tbe developments of ' the last twenty-four hours will show somo In- !K tcrcstlng and dramatio diplomatio incidents, 'tfij which began with tho information given Sj tho Spanish Minister that a letter alleged fa to havo boen written by him severely fij criticising tho President had boon modo M publlo by tho Cuban Junta In New York. Tho 3? Minister at first denied tbat be know anything , ?. about such a lotter, and intimated tbat ho was W too trained a diplomatist to got caught in tho M net which had enmeshod Sackvlllo-Wost, Thurs- ,' ton, and other foreign Ministers to the United ifc States. Later In tho ovening, when tho text ot A the letter was handed him by a newspaper re- Wj porter, ho wlthdrow his denial and said ho yij would say nothing wbatover on tho sub- Jjw.j jout. Ills roadlng ot the lottor showed 4; I him that it was genuine, and recognizing Af that ho must faco tho inevitable, tho ostuta -Hi' diplomat acted quickly. He immediately sent in a cable message to Scfior Sagasto, tbo Minister VK of Foreign Affairs nnd Premier of his Govorn- 'f' ment, tondering his resignation as Minister $'; Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary to jffi tho United Statos. Ho spent tbe night arrang- lmr his oillclal nancrs and awaited with as much & fortltudo at he could assume tho explosion of Ti. tho bombshell in tho morning. fri President McKinley was also informed of tho ;'!' Canalejas letter last night, and boforo he retired 3 had determined on tbo course this Govern- ;'l ment should purBUo. Howovor much tbo &i President might bo inclined personally to j, ovorlook tho attack on his character, ho was k awaro that tho matter had a moro serious m( aspoct whon consldcrod in reforenco to '- tho relations betwoen nations. Early this jr. morning ho bad a conforenco with Judge W Day, tho Assistant Secretary of State, who bad 'm previously lcarnod from Socond Assistant Seo- Wi rotary Adeo. tho authority on diplomatio preco- A donts, what was necessary to be done to uphold (3-' tho dignity of tho Prosldent nnd tho Govern- Jl ment ot the Unltod Statos. After returning to ta tho Btato Department from tho White House, M, whoro ho spent nn hour. Judge Day wrote a ,i) noto to Hofior Dupuy do LAmo, calling his atten- ,4- tlon to the published lettor and asking him it It woro authentic ,v This note was delivered at tbo Spanish Lego- m tlon by a messenger ot tlio Stato Department. Dupuy do Lome, who hud been Indlsposod dur- ing tho early partof tho day on account of his ;ij.: all-night vigil, was expecting Judge Day's com- ,i inunlcatloii. Ho immediately sent an answer declining In diplomatio terms to deny the au- -i thentlclty of tbo Canalojas letter. This was fl taken by Judge Day as n confession, and ho pro- & pared a despatch to MinUtcr Woodford direct- jr Ing him to demand tho immodlato recall of ths Ti Spanish cm oy. S Meanwhile tlio Stato Department had corns ? Into possession of tho original letter written by $ Dupuy do Lomo to Canalojas, It was furnished ,1 by tbo Cuban Junta. Comparison wasmndoulth i autograph communications from DupuydoLomo ,' onUloattho department and Its authenticity i practically established. To bo doubly euro, 7 how over, that tho authorship was tho Spanish ' Minister's, Judge Day adopted tho unusual course of calling at tho Spanish Legation In J person to interview Dupuy do Lome Ho went &' tliuro about Su'clock, uolug directly from tho ft btato Department. '' Judgo Day asked tho Minister point blank It ,j ho had written tho letter. Ills question met -t with it frimk nfllrmatlon, lliiuuy do LOmono- knowludged tliut thu communication "as genuine, but had been written in his personal V capacity, In his own laiiguugi-, nnd was nut i Intended tognany further llinii.'-efiorf'aniilcjas. b Ho assumed tho full rcspou.ibillt) of writing .,' II, hosnid, and was Prepared to meet tho conse- V: iiuunreu, uosuring Judgo Da), huwutcr, thut tlio ,, Spanish Government was not Implicated In thu ,; matter In any way. Judgo Day then produced v tho letter furnished by tho Junta and asked tbe j': Minister It he recognized it as tho original. Tbe i Minister acknowledged that the handwriting - was bit. Without asking any moro questions j V Judgo Day returned tha letter to hit pocket, ", bade tho Minister a frigid farewell, and left tho , legation. Thlj ended tho offlclal lntetuMM b i v i