OCR Interpretation

The sun. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, February 10, 1898, Image 1

Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1898-02-10/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

6 1 gi8gflb!Wg WW Partly cloudy; southerly winds.
I unions axd spectators mixed
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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."
Tlie .leariiauan Arnir linsls Itir Itelielllous
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."
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.
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
' 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.
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.
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
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."
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
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
Tho body of ono fireman unldbntlfied Is at tho
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.
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
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.
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 , .
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
China will havo eight days In which to make
a favorable reply, falling which French action
In tbe south will bo necessary.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
He Admits tho Autliontioity A
of the Oanalojas Letter.
If Spain Docs Not Act, He Will
Receive His Passports To-Day.
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

xml | txt