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I VOL LXV1.-NO. 1. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICETWO CENTS. I HENRY A SUICIDE. D The Forger of Evidence Against I ' Dreyfns Kills Himselt I DREYFUS MAY YET GO FREE. Ocn. Boisdef f re and Others Said to Be Implicated in the Fraud. Col. Henry, Chief of the Intelligence Bureau, CnU Bis Throes la the Vert at Mont Hw- Valerian The Letter Ha Forged Named Iiroyfn at Baring Supplied to the Alleged Writer Information About the Defences of France Upon This Letter raTaUrnao, Minister of War, Based His Declaration That the Proof of Dreyfas's Quilt Was Absolute Gen. IlolideBre Resigns The Temps Mars the Whole Dreyfus Case Will Now Be Unravelled. Special Cabte Ditvatchu to Tna So. Paris. Aug. 31. A day of anguish to a vast majority of Frenchmen ended to-night In In deserlbablo emotion caused by the new that H the author of the army's latest disgrace had committed suicide In the cell he occupied In the fort at Mont Valerian. Col. Henry, who was arrested yesterday on the oharge of having forged a letter that had an Important bearing on the Dreyfus case, was found lying in a pool of blood, having cut his throat with a razor he had taken to prison with htm In a bag con taining clothing. The deed, following his confession of forgjry. was Immediately reported to II. Cavalgnao. Minister of War. It is the bare, terrible fact that an officer Bk- holding one of tho most responsible and most delicate posts in the French Army. the Chief of tho Intelligence Department. which Is concerned In procuring secret Information, should liave stooped to for- M gery in pursuit nf an obscure, underhand plan, thnt fills Frenchmen with despair of whom to trust, whom to believe among all the officers concerned in the trial of Dreyfus. For tho moment tho anti-Dreyfusltes and the Dreyfusites among tho Parisian public main tain their previous contentions more ve hemently than ever. The former are now cursing both Col. Henry and Dreyfus, but In Government circles the forgery revelations are working a momentous change. There is authority for saying that M. Cavalg oac has decided to grant a revision of the Dreyfus sentence. True, fie maintains that Col. Henry's forgery does not af fect the proofs of Dreyfus's treason, but his speech In tho Chamber of Deputies, which was rapturously applauded and placarded throughout France, in which he proclaimed ' bis possession of proofs of treason was based I on Col. Henry's forgery. K.j What Col. Henry's motives were can only be guessed, yet his own explanation Is believed to f have been that, being sure of Dreyfus's guilt and determined aot to publish the secret docu- . ments that figured at the trial, he invented his J forged letter to cut short tho agitation for a re- t vision of Dreyfus's aentenco of life imprison- .T ment. It Is openly declared here to-night that Col Henry fabricated the letter on Oen. liols deffre's orders. It is further said that a former War Minister Is compromised. Besides holding a session this morning the Cabinet met from 2 to 6 o'clock this after noon. Only the most meagre information of what occurred has been given out It i Is said that the Ministers considered the Kusslan rescript concerning disarma ment, and the circumstances attending the arrest of Col. Henry. They also considered M. Cavnignac's decision to cashier Major Ester-hozy. niaoovgav or THB fraud. The discovery of the forgery by OoL Henry was made on the night of Aug. 15 by the officer I who was Intrusted with the Inquiry into the case of Major Esterhaxy. This offi cer was examining the letter under a M strong light when he noticed that it J was written on paper divided Into little squares by perpendicular and horizontal lines. IUV He happened to have at hand another letter dated, like the suspected one. October, 18!, which had undoubtedly been written by the By same person who was supposed to have written B the alleged forged letter. He noticed that the little squares differed considerably, so much so V Id (aot as to show that the two sheets had not been manufactured by the same maker. I The next morning the papers were again examined, but by daylight no inf erence could be noticed between them. The officer began to think that hs must ly have been mistaken, but further ex it perimenta in artificial light showed that the sheets were radically ' different as re- Wt gsrds the squares. A further examina tion showed fresh discrepancies, and Col. Henry was summoned to Paris by M. Cavalgnao. Minister of War. wbo asked him to explain ths matter. Col. Henry at tempted to do so. but soon became hopelessly confused. Finally, under striot questioning, he admitted that be had forged the suspected It will be remembered that this letter named Dreyfus as the man who bad supplied the sup posed writer, wbo was a foreign military attache, with information concerning the de fences of France. M. Cavalgnao brought up the 'orgsd letter In la the Chamber of Deputies recently and said ILk that It left no doubt of the guilt of Dreyfus. The TmntiB says that the arrest of Col. Henry was mvuvj) it thdttr by which the whole In- I I s tersjInaHr Dreyfus ease Is to be unravelled. I it ajMs: "The news of his arrest will I not fall to produce an Immense sen sation throughout ths country, but to-day as yesterday the army Is safe. We are no longer face to face with a phantom in expecting the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. We lived In an obscure atmosphere charred with maledictions and raneor. Now the light Is penetrating, and pure air Is gaining access." The TVmxn declares that Ool. Henry's dis closure has not affected M. Cavalgnac's convic tion of the guilt of Dreyfus. Cot. Plequart who testified In favor of Dreyfus at the recent trials, had nothing to do with the discovery of OoL Henry's forgery. Subsequent Investigations of Col. Henry's department confirmed his statement that he had no accomplices there. His assistants re ceived the news of his arrest with consterna tion. The War Department believes that he was actuated by some mad Impulse. The statements made by the Tempi are un derstood to Indicate the stand the War Depart ment takes. While that paper's article Indi cates the attitude the Government will assume toward the Chamber of Deputies and the conn try. It means. If It means anything, that there will be a complete revision of the Dreyfus case. col. hsvbt'b ooimssioii. Tho following description of Col. Henry's confusion and confession, when taken Into M. Cavalgnac's presence on Tuesday afternoon. Is regarded ss accurate. M. Cavalgnao had the suspected letter on his desk. He took It up and said : " Yon have not mentioned the name of the agent wbo furnished this letter. My attention has been called to the fact that on the docket there Is no name." CoL Henry beat his forehead and then said: "I have no memory for names. I have forgo t gotten the man's name, but I would know him if I saw him." " It Is a pity that you have forgotten." said M. Cavalgnao dryly. "We think the letter a forgery. You have been duped by a clever forger." Col. Henry declared his belief In the authen ticity of the letter, but In a faint voice. "Come, come." said the Minister of War. " No agent ever gave It to you. You wrote It In penoll to disguise your handwriting the better. You are the forger." Col. Henry's speech grew thick ss he denied the charge, which was again repeated. " On your honor as a soldier.' said M. Cavalg nao more gently, "did you or did you not write that letter?" Ool. Henry then replied: " Since you appeal to my soldierly honor, It was I who wrote It." obn. BOisDxrrox resigns. Oen. Boise Joff re. Chief of Staff, has addressed the following letter to the Minister of War: " I have just received proofs that my confi dence in Col. Henry. Chief of the Intelligence Department, was not justified. This confi dence, which was absolute, has caused me to be deceived and to declare to be genuine a docu ment which was not so and to present It as true. I have the honor to beg you to relieve me of my duties." M. Cavalgnao replied : " It appears to me necessary that you yourself should preside at the repression of acts which have been brought about by an error committed by you in your loyalty. It Is only sfterward. If you persist In your Intentions, that I shall settle the question you submit to me." Oen. Bolsdeffre again wrote persisting In his resignation of his office as chief of staff. It Is announced that he will be replaced by Oen. Benorard. Director Superior of the Academy of War. Maltre Labor! has come to Paris from the country In behalf of Col. Pioqnart, and will plead to-morrow in the Court of Cassa tion in favor of Flcquart'a appeals against the decisions and the Indictment by the Cham ber relative to his complaints of forgery and complicity In forgery against Major Paty du Clam and Count Esterhaxy. It Is reported that there were exciting scenes at the Cabinet meeting this evening when Col. Henry was discussed. CAVAIONAC THBIATXNED TO BX8ION. M. Cavalgnao was taunted with his speech in the Chamber of Deputies. M. Brlsson declared angrily that the time for a revision of the Dreyfus sentence had come. The council became angry, and there was much confusion. After a while M. Cavalgnao argued that a revision was not necessary, as Col. Henry's guilt did not demonstrate Drey fus's Innocence. ' M. Cavalgnao once threatened to resign. Even after they bad left the palace some of the Ministers were seen in excited argument. It Is remarkable that the document that OoL Henry forged and H. Cavalgnao believed to be genuine Is written in absurd French. M. Trarleux. Jaures and others have for soms weeks based arguments ss to Its spuriousnsss on Us ridiculous style. The military attache. Its supposed writer. Is an educated man. CoL Henry was boastfully Illiterate and rough, yet with the exception of the bordereau itself no document has the importance as cribed to this letter. A FAIE TBIAL FOB llBXIVUS MOW. London. Sept 1. The Tint; Standard and other papers urge that there Is every consider ation now to give way to a fair trial of Dreyfus, whose conviction, whether deserved or notwa Illegal. BBTBBBAZT'S PABT IN IT, A despatch to the Timet from Paris says that CoL Henry's forgery dates from two years after the condemnation of Dreyfus. The corre spondent adds: "If I am not mistaken Col. Henry's object was to paralyse the efforts of OoL Plequart to establish the guilt of Esterhaxy and shield the latter against tbose aooualng him of being the author of the bordereau. Hence between Henry and Esterhaxy there existed common action, rendering each equally culpable and forcing them to help one another even to the extent of Ool. Henry's crime. That Is my opinion and It Is not merely mine. " Esterhaxy was the author of the bordereau, and CoL Henry provided him with Its elements. "Ths nsafsaslnn lipHes 4rst,aa Inevitable revisloa of the Dreyfus eaeet eeeoadby, a freak judicial Inquiry against Esterhaxy and his accomplice. Col. Henry. "But the general staff. If they have been wanting In perspicacity, coolness and Intel ligence, have just proved that they were only dupes, not accomplices, for headed by M. Cavlagnao they unhesitatingly denounced and doubtless will unhesitatingly punish the culprits." Berlin. Sept. 1. The morning papers here say that the confession of CoL Henry makes It Incumbent on the French Government to grant a new trial to Dreyfus. hbktpvs's obdbau Hli Condemnation and the Fuelling Kvents In the Becent Blitory of the Case. Four years ago, lacking about three months. Cs.pt. Albert Dreyfus was found guilty by a French military tribunal of selling plans and descriptions of French forts and their man agement to a foreign power. The foreign power was'then naturally supposed to be Ger many. Later there was reason to suppose that It was Russia, or perhapsTJtaly. Franco's ally. It was said, wanted to know how she was for tified against the enemy with whtoh she had a quarrel to the death, not being willing to en Cairo In a fruitless fight for her sake. Ger many denied that she had bought any secrets from Capt. Dreyfus; of course. Russia did the same. Dreyfus apparently owed his eonvlctlon to the fact that he was a Jew. Had Dreyfus been a Christian It Is probable that he would not be on Devil's Island to-day. Germany and France may be at odds as nations, but ss peo ples they are united In their ill-will toward ths Jews. The story of the conviction, sontenoe and degradation of Dreyfus was one of the most re markable known to modern military annals. Suspicion fell upon him at first only because he visited a resort frequented by known spies. He was tried In secret and convicted on circum stantial evidence that, as far as made public, was not conclusive. Suspicion was first fastened on Dreyfus about a year before his arrest. There were clubs In Farls to which the foreign element, and especially the Germans, resorted. So to them were sent numbers of War Department spies. One of the spies found Dreyfus at one of the most noted German resorts. It was alleged that Dreyfus explained his presence them by saying he was there to practice the German language. This was deemed sus picious, because Dreyfus spoke German per fectly. The fact that he was a Jew and found people of his own religion at the club. Instead of relieving him of suspicion had the reverse effect. He was watched carefully, and In OctoDer, 1884, was arrested. It was asserted that the proof of his guilt whloh caused his arrest con sisted chiefly of copies of documents which he had furnished the enemy and which were in his handwriting, though unsigned. It was when this statement was made public that the people of France became wildly Indignant against the accused. His assertion that the Incriminating documents hud been written in imltation'of his style of penmanship In order to screen the real criminal was derided. About this time the foreign representatives notably those of Germany and Italy denied receiving any such documents from the ac cused or any other person, but in reply to that oame the startling Information that the documents on which the Government relied to convict the accused had actually been stolen from the desk of the German military attache lu his office In the German Embassy In Paris. The next thlr.g tbM happened inflamed the publlo more than ever. It appeared that Germany had protested, under threat 3f aban doning all diplomatic relations with France, against using documents obtained by violat ing the rights of the embassy. The peoplo thought that Germany was interfering to save a traitor who had benefited her. and the cry for the head of Dreyfus was almost incessant, while along with this arose such denuncia tions of Germany as threatened war within a brief period. The condition of public sentiment on one side and the attitude of Germany on the other seriously embarrassed the French Govern ment, and the state of affairs was the worse for the reason that the Cabinet were not unan imous In their belief in the guilt of the ac cused. However, the trial was brought on in secret, so that it should not publicly appear thnt the stolen documents were used against tho ac cused. Dreyfus denied his guilt and brought experts to combat the testimony of tho-e who swore tho documents were in his writing, but without avail. The court, when the ease was ended, retired for an hour, and then came back to the place of trial and unanimously de clared that the accused was guilty "of having ? riven to a foreign power or to an agent of a orelgn power documents concerning the na tional defence." The public had been admitted to hear the verdict, although Dreyfus aas not present, and when It was nronounoed there were loud ories of "Vive la Patriel" Then the President of the oourt said: 'The sentence Is that Capt. Dreyfus be im prisoned for life In a fortified place." Dreyfus heard both the verdict and the sen tence In the oourtyard, after the populace had been sent to the streets. It was then night. am) he was taken to the contrc of a hollow square formed by the guards. He listened In hilence. but with tears running down his face. This was on Dee. 22, 1804. Later In January Dreyfns was publicly dis armed, his military Insignia torn off and his sword broken in the presence of a squad of soldiers and a crowd of Parisians. He cried out that he was innocent, but drums drowned his voice. He wss Anally sent to Devil's Island, off the coast of Cayenne. His wife was not permitted to join him, as was first expected, and precautions were taken which rendered his escape from the one of the Safety Inlands cslleil rile du Dlable out of the question. Nevertheless, about two years ago. a atorv obtained circulation that Dreyfus bail escaped from the Island through the Instrumentality of his devoted wife, who was known to nave gone to Cayenne. That this story should haveotelned belief seemed absurd. In view of tho fact that the poor Jew on Devil's Island was more closely guarded than was Napoleon at St. Helena. No boat or vessel was allowed to approach within fifteen cables of the Island, which Is about twenty-seven miles northeast of the town of Cayenne. Ths Island was for merly a leper settlement. Dreyfus has been for over thres years Its chief If not its only prisoner. A dozen other Frenchmen are mads miserable In order to keep him there. The climate Is probably the worst in the world, and It Is supposed Dreyfus's accusors hoped It would drive him to suicide. The world. If not France, might porhap have forgotten about Dreyfus If Zola had not taken up the cudgels for him last December and challenged the verdict of the court martial which had been presided over by Count Esterhaxy. Zola was too late. By this time It was not the guilt or the Innocence of Dreyfns, the Jew, but the honor of the French Army which was at stake. The French Government discerned this, hence the scant justice with which Zola was treated. Even Dreyfus got more, " Spit on Zola." represented the attltnde of the Government, as It did that of the ?'aris populace. France's most popular novel st. although not In the Academy. Is now In exile he oonoluiied It would be useless mar tyrdom to serve the sentence of bis second WILL COL. BBTAN MBSIQNT Bis Friends Tell Blm Be Is Needed la the Nebraska Campalga. Lincoln, Neb.. Aug. SI. According to friends of Col. Bryan, now with the Third Nebraska at Jacksonville, his resignation may be expeoted In the near future. They ssy that he will have no dangers to face in the future, as the Third Is said to be slated to go to Cuba with Vltxhugh Lee for garrison duty. That being the oase. they have been trying to convince him that he can now resign with out any loss of dignity or character, and. as hs Is wanted hero In the campaign In Nebraska, It is oelleved thst he will resign. Letters from his regiment show that nine-tenths of the pri vates want to be mustered out Boyal Blue Uu to Washington. SchsJuU now la fftol. Two "Kuril Blu Limited" trains last Mew fork at lliSO A. M. uilt. HL, Mating the run to waanlagtoa la hours. .is. 1 Bandar Kxearslea to HsMaek Ohank, raw. . 14 DEATHS ON A TRANSPORT ALLBOBBNT SAID TO BB TUB WOBST HB IP TO ABRITB AT MONTAUM. Oen. Wheeler Not Afraid of a Typhoid Kp Idemle at Camp Wlkofl Dr. Bonn's Alarming Predictions, However, Have Had a flood Effect Col. Roosevelt Wants His Bongh Itlilers to March Dp Broad way on Labor Day A Suicide la Camp. Camp Wrxoyr, Montauk Point, L. I., Ang. 31. The sensation caused here by the state ment of Dr. Nicholas Snnn on the subject of an epidemic of typhoid fever has not subsided In tho least to-day. Dr. Senn has made himself very unpopular In some quarters by his frank remarks and his criticisms of the hospital. But he had the satisfaction to-day of seeing mors elaborate precautions taken to prevent the spread of the disease than there have been taken since the camp was established. With any community other than one made up of soldiers Dr. Bonn's statement would have causod a panic, but even the stoical soldier has been Impressed by the dangers that the Assist ant Surgeon-General has pointed out, and all around the camp precautions, such as boiling drinking water. Ac. are being taken by men who laughed and paid no attention when Major Brown ordered them to do these same things a few days ago. Dr. Senn had nothing to add to-day to his warning of yesterday. He was not at all aorry be had spoken hla mind, he said, and did not particularly care whether some folks liked It or not He had not changed his mind any over night, and was still of thooplnlon that a typhoid spldsmio would probably come If the camp re mained here six weeks longer. Oen. Wheeler Is one of those who Is displeased over Dr. Senn making public his fears, and to day he said that he thought Dr. Senn had very much exaggerated the situation. He was quite sure, he said, that a typhoid epidemlo would not occur here because of the precautions that were being taken to prevent the spread of the disease. WIIBILIB disaqbibs with sbnn. This morning, after reading what Dr. Senn had said, he said : "I called a consultation of the surgeons to talk the matter over. They all agreed that there was considerable danger of typhoid from the water, so precautions will be taken to prevent the contamination of the water supply. We bave to-day ordered an $8,000 water filter, and every drop of water that is drank In camp after this week will have been through that first and then be boiled after wards. The water will certainly be all right for another week anyway, and as far as con tamination of the water after that is concerned we thick we will be able to combat that danger successfully. The camp at present Is in excel lent shape. I have been all through It to-day and I never saw a lot of soldiers more content ed, and I do not believe there was ever a better treated lot of soldiers In a camp. There are now 17,000 soldiers here, and they are abundantly supplied with everything that they need. It takes time of course to puts big camp like this In shape, but It Is In shape now I believe. To-day eight carloads of medicines arrived here and there will be no danger of a shortage. Tho regimental surgeons have all been In structed how to get medical supplies when they are short ot them and, as I told them the other day. no excuse for a lack of medicines In the camp will be accepted. " I am In favor, ot course, of sending the volunteers to their homes and the regulars to their barracks as fast as possible, but all of the men are not ready to go yet. and the rest here Is doing a world of good to the men. The Thirty-fourth Michigan Regiment will start for home to-morrow and the Thirty-third Michigan on Friday. I have sent to the First Illinois and Eighth Ohio camps to find out wheu they will be ready to go home, and expect a definite answer to-morrow. Just as soon as they are ready to go I shall iniiJe arrangements for their transportation. 'I ne Ninth Massachusetts, which arrived here to-day. can go homo as soon as they want to after spending the required number of days In the detention camp. The volunteers all seem anxious to get away, and we don't propose to hold them here any longer than Is necessary. I understand that the volunteers are to bo mus tered out as soon as possible, but whether they will be mustered out hern or at their home is a matter for the Secretary of War to decide. RHAFTER TO TAKE COMMAND, "Gen. Shatter Is expected here at anytime now, and 1 expect to be superseded as com manding officer of the camp on hla arrival. The troops here are really of the Fifth Army Corps, and as Gen. Shatter commanded them In Cuba ho will undoubtedly take command of them here. We bave carefully refrained from culling it the Fifth Army Corps since the men have been here, as It might raise some ques tion as to my right to be in command. It seems to me that Gen. Shatter ought to be here to morrow or by Friday nt the latest." The Investigation of the camp which Gen. Wheeler assigned Gen. Ames to oonduet began in earnest to-day. Oen. Ames had a number of officers, many of them surgeons, before htm at his headquarters this morning, but the exam ination of these men was private, and both Gen. Wheeler and Gen. Ames declined this afternoon to make publio the result of to-day's Investigation. They both admitted that it was going on In earnest now. though, and that It would probably continue a week or ten days, or even more. At first it was understood In camp that the results of the Investigation were to be made publlo from day today, but this plan has been abandoned, and uotliina. save what may leak out from time to time, will be known of what Oen. Ames has succeeded lu finding out until he has made his official report and it laglvenoiit for publication. Gen. Wheeler to-day sent three men out to the transport San Marcos, which Is lying In Fort Pond Bay. to find out how much truth there Is In the reports of bad conditions on the steamer that were sent out from New York when she touched there last Monday. To-night Gen. Wheeler said that he hadn't discovered anything very bad yet, but woaid continue his investigation to-morrow. In regard to yellow fever the situation re mains unchanged. The officials deny all knowl edge of any cases of the disease, and there is no way of finding out the facts, as the isolation camp Is still closely guarded. However, there Is no yellow fever scare here now. The soldiers are thinking more of typhoid than of anything else. ANOTBIB THANSPOBT SCANDAL. The Ninth Massachusetts Regiment, under command of Major William H. Donovan, ar rived here to-day on the transports Allegheny and Panther. The Allegheny came in with 200 out of the 4HO men on her sick, and a record of fourteen deaths during the trip. There Is oing to be a scandal over this transport, for tat most conservative of officials, Dr. Magru der.the Health Officer, said to-night: "The Allegheny Is a oattleshlp and not fit for well men. lot alone sick ones. She Is the worst one that I have Inspected, and I have been aboard every one that has come Into the bay." To-day It was Impossible to get any details of the coiulltK-.n of the transport, as she Is all oleared put In the bay, and Is in strict Quaran tine. The same Is true of the Panther. The Allegheny brings companies A, B, c. D, K. F. G and H of the Ninth Massachusetts Regi ment DIBD ON TUB WAT BOMB. The men who died on the ship are Privates Walter J. Tllton, Company M, Lowell : Walter Small. Company M, Lowell; M. F. Gaughraii. Company B, Boston: James A. Couroy, Com pany B. Boston ; Joseph A. Donovan. Company B, Boston; Charles P. MoMann, Company C, Worcester; Michael J. Healer. Company Q. Worcester: Austin Dunbar, Company C, West Boxbury: J. T. Dunn, Company 0, West Roxbury; Thomas J. Murphy. Company H. Boston: Patrick J. Donahue, Company H. Boston; Robert F. Flint. Company H. Boston: Steven J. Ryan, Company F. Lawrence, aad Ed ward r. Sullivan, Company G, Worcester. Sul livan is reported as having fallen overboard and been drowned on Aug. 2H. None of the circumstances of the accident are given. One map of the regiment died on the Panther. He was Charles A. Bradden. Company M. Low ell. There were 100 men of companies I and M ou the Panther, fifteen of whom are sick The only two of the Held and staff of the regiment to come back with it are Major Donavan and Col. Frank B. Began was brought hare some O'Connor were brought here last week ou a transport and takes to MassauhusetU for Inter f ths CTtTs? setoreBeauago, sad was heloTs reserve, so that the men saw no action, hut disease has carried off s large number of them. The men will all be landed to-morrow. The Allegheny also brought north ths body of Capt. John Drum of the Tenth Infantry, who was killed at San Joan. His son Joseph got permission to bring tho body ashore to-day. and It was sent to New York to-night by train. There are no contagions diseases on olther the Allegheny or the Panther. The conditions In the general and detontlon hospitals continue to Improve and It was an nounced to-day that the former can now aooommodate l.CJHi comfortably and 2,000 If necessary. Three hundred sick men were sent to New York to-day on the Rhlnnecock, fifty to St. John's Hospital. Brooklyn, by train : fifteen to Connecti cut on the Red Cross and lop were discharged on furlough. This reduced the number of patients In the hospital to 1 .272. hut during the afternoon 100 new patients were admitted, and to-morrow the sick from the transports will be taken there. Major Brown said to-day that the work of filling in the swamps had begun, and would be continued until each and every one had been convorted Into dry land. To-morrow the work of sprinkling the roads with antiseptics will begin, and a force of workmen will dig canals to change the course of the drainage. A fire extinguisher is to be put In and a bugler put on duty In the hospital day and night to sound an alarm In case of fire or other emergency. The floors of the hospitals are also to be laid with matting, and other Improve ments are to be made. SBVBN DBATHS IN OBWBBAL HOSPITAL. There were seven desths In the general hos pital to-day. Privates Philip Oooeh, Co. F, Twenty-fifth Infantry : John W. Crawford. Co. M. Ninth Cavalry; Alexander Holler, Co. B. Eighth Ohio; Frank Kane, Co. E, Twentieth lufantrv : James K. Reman. Co. C, Twenty-second Infantry: Timothy Cantay. Co. B, Seventh Infantry, and Private Wolfenoergor. Company I. Seventh Infantry. Corporal M. J. Cornett. Company C. Seventeenth Infantry, dropped dead in his company street to-day. Corbett has been HI for some time, but was not rated as sick enough for the hospital. For days he was obliged to He on a blanket on the ground. When hags to be filled with straw and made Into mattresses were distributed among the sick men In the regiments. Corbett was too weak to get up and fill his. This afternoon he crawled out of his tent and got an armful of straw. He was endeavoring to push It Into his mattress bag. when he fell over deed. Corbett bad been suffering from malarial fever and dysentery. Gen. Wneeler got orders to-day from Adit Gen. Corbln to have the rough riders mus tered out here and as soon as possible. Major Mills, the mustering officer, came here last night and began work at once. He went through troops G, H, I and K during the day, and thoy will be mustered out as soon as the papers can be prepared. Col. Roosevelt took all of the men out on parade thla afternoon and led them over the hills, going through various manoeuvres for nearly two hours. The rough riders are very happy over the prospects of getting to their homes, but are dis appointed over not getting a parade In New York. Most of them nave given up all hope of parade, but Col. Roosevelt has not. He said to a Sun reporter to-day: "I'm going to see Gen. WTieeler to-morrow and ask permission from him to parsde the rough riders in New York on Labor Day. My plan Is to take the men' to New York by the Thirty-fourth Street Ferry, march them to Union Square and then up Fifth avenue. My men are all anxious for a parade In New York, and If I do say It myself I want a parade. I'm proud of these boys and I want to show them to New York. I can turn out between 450 and 500 men. There are 100 In the hospitals. 100 were left dead, sick or wounded In Cuba, and there are a number away on alek leave." Senator Mason of Illinois was here to-day and called on Roosevelt They talked together In the Colonel's tent for some time, but Col. Roosevelt declined to say what about There was another suicide in camp to-day. Private John Wagner of Company H. Seven teenth Infantry, hanged himself from the cross beam of his tent. Wagner came here from Cuba ten days ago and has been sick ever since. He was delirious last night, and early this morning crawled out of his tent, cut off one of the guy ropes and used it to hang himsolf. Nothing Is known of Wagner here excepting that he enlisted at Columbus. O. M'KJNLBT'S VISIT TO CLBTKLAKD. A Conference with Judge Day The Presi dent Greets a Wounded Officer. Ci.ivxi.ANi). Aug. 31. President McKinley says thst he has enjoyed every hour of his visit to Cleveland. He has secured the one thing that he came here for, rest. A special telegraph wire has maintained un interrupted communication with the White House, and many messages have passed over it From time to time the President has talked with one or snother of the officials in Washing ton, and on Tuesday night there was a confer ence over the long-distance telephone wires. So far as is known there has been but one worry for the President since he came to Cleve land. There Is reason to think that the Peace Commission Is now complete. Justice White's visit to the President last evening start ed talk. The Justice came to Cleve land especially to call on the President and they were closeted together long enough to give the Idea that they were not entirely agreed In tnelr views of the matter under'eousldnra tion. There has been considerable doubt ever since the President named him as one of the Commissioners whether Justice White would serve. Secretary Cortelyou was asked If the long conference between the President Justice White and Secretary of State Day was not an indication that the Justice would serve on the treaty commission, but he said very positively that was not the case. Had ths Justice accepted ths appointment there would be no reason for not announcing the fact, and the failure to do so Is regarded as significant Justice White left for the East late on Tuesday night The Presideut and Secretary of State Day ware again in consultation this morning. They sat on the veranda overlooking the city, parks and lake, and talked things over quite a while after breakfast After the talk the President's face was placid as he came back Into the house from the porch, hut Judge Day looked worried, in the dining room, where they had breakfasted, were Mrs. McKinley. who looked well, and who was said to have recovered from the slight cold she con tracted on the way here; Mrs. Herrlck, Col. Herrlok and two early callers. Col. It. H. Her rlck and Ool. Richard Parsons. As the President sat talking with Judge Day a phaeton was driven up the drive by a liveried driver. In the vehicle were a young woman and a bearded soldier wearing a afraw hat linen trousers, and a blue uniform blouse with the shoulder straps of a First Lieu tenant of the regulars. The soldier approached the President and said that he was Lieut. Lyon, who was wounded before Santiago. The President grasped his hand warmly and shook it. For fifteen minutes the Lieutenant and the Commander-in-Chief of the army talked like comrades, and then tho Lieutenant drove away and the President went for a drive in Col. Her -rick's carriage. It was announced officially this afternoon by the President that B. D. Woodward, who Is professor of Romance languages at (olumbla University, New York, has been appointed As sistant Commissioner-General to the Paris exposition. Senator Hauna will arrive In this city to morrow night on the steamer Northwest, and will have a conference with ths Presideut rela tive to the developments of peace and the charges against the War Department. Washington, Aug. 31. The President will visit Camp Wlkoff on Saturday of this week, with Hecreiary Alger and several members of the Cabinet, according to the original pro gramme. There has been no change In the plans. ltJSMH PUBBVK M'KIXLBT. Polloe Hay They Stopped a Woman with a Knife at the Berrlek Bouse. Clbtbxajid, 0.. Aug. 31. Since President and Mrs. McKinley have been visiting Col. Herrlok here, several cranks have tried to get Into the Herrlck home. A young woman last night tried to force her way into the Herrlok home, according to Deputy Sheriff Brooks and Patrolmen Martlneo and Barrows, wbo were assigned to special duty at the Herrlck residence. They say that she vaulted the porch rail and was speeding toward the door, whioh bad been left open because of the Intense heat, when she was discovered. tu her hand at ths time was a large open clssp nlfe. She did not resist tho police, and they, thinking her demented, let bergo. The matter was kept quiet and all efforts to learn the Identity of the woman were fruitless. OoL Myron Herrlok denied absolutely that any suuh attempt had been mads. On ths other baud. Deputy Sheriff Brooks and Patrolman Martlneo and Barrows vouch for ths accuracy of the statement They say that all sorts of oranks seek to see the President aMliE?38r .--- PBANCMT9 PLOT AOAISST IS. Astonished When England Hefnard to Join Kn ropenn Coalition Against Us. Snria! Cahlt Puvntrk (a Tns Sir. London. Aug. 31. William Wilson, editor of "The London Year Book" and othor publica tions, amplifies the article which was published by the Spedator on Saturday Inst regarding France's attitude toward tho United States In the late war. He says that not long after the opening of the war tho French Government conceived a plan, the object of which was to rescue Spain, to ad minister a rebuke to American ambition and to assert European supremacy In tho complica tions In the westorn world. By a combination of good fortune and diplo matic adroitness the French Government secured the support of the othor Con tinental iwwors. Germany and Russia In cluded. The stroke was all but completely prepared, and nothing remalnod but to seeuro If not the active adherence, at loast the tacit consent or neutrality of the English Govern ment At this point the first and last check to the seheme was received. The English people, so reasoned the French Cabinet have suffered more from American aggression of late years thsn any other nation. Deeply angered by tho worst part of the Amer ican press, they must have reached the limit of their endurance under tho monacesof Presi dent Cleveland. Here, therefore, is their op portunity for an easy and overwhelming re venge. Accordingly the proposition of diplomatic In tervention If that snould bo sufficient, or force of arms It needfu.l was definitely submit ted to Lord Salisbury. To the unmeas ured surprise and grief of the French Cabinet a reply was delivered to the effect that If the plan was not directly aban doned, not only would her Majesty's Govern ment refuse to countenance its execution, but would join forces with the American Govern ment and declare war on France and such supporters as should come to her assistance. The negotiations at once fell through, and the French Government was compelled to beat a retreat. IThb Sun printed the news of the failure ot the proposed European coalition against the United States when the attempt was made to enlist tho cooperation of Great Britain, three weeks ago. BUSSIA'S A8SVBANCBS TO e.VfiJ.l.vn, She Says She Will Leave the British Sphere in China Intact. Spteial Cable Dtinatch to The Son. Pbxin. Aug. 31. Russia has given complete assurances that she will leave the British sphere ot Influence Intact It Is believed that the British Admiral was Instructed to Immediately seise all the remaining Chinese ships and Custom Houses if the Tsung-ll-Yamen re jected the British demands. FBBLINQ AGAINST AdriSAI.no. Native! Lose Faith In Blm Because His Promises Bave Mot Been Fulfilled. Special Cable Desvatcku to Ths Sirs. Manila, Aug. 31. Reports from tho prov inces Indicate that there Is a strong feeling against Agulnaldo, because the anticipations of the natives have not been realized, while the funds and supplies in the monasteries have beon exhausted. Agulnaldo, being unable to comply with the demands of the people, la afraid to make his contemplated visit to Bulucan. Ths Insurgents to-day attended a requiem mass in a church near the scene of the princi pal battle in the suburbs for the repose of the souls of the natives, Americans and Spaniards slain In the war. London. Sept 1. A despatch to the Timrt from Manila says thst pursuant to Washing ton's decision relating to trade at the Spanish ports. Gen Otis communicated with Gen. Rlos, the Governor of Hollo, who replied to-day agreeing to permit coastwise vessels to enter the ports of the archipelago under the Spanish or American flag. Arrangements have been made to facilitate bona-fldo transfers of vessels to individuals legally entitled under the Consular regulations to carry the American colors. A brisk trade Is already starting under these satisfactory conditions. There has been a considerable amount of marauding in Manila. Five coses of abduction have already been reported. The English flour mills near the palace at Malacanang were attacked by robbers last night hut the prompt action of a California regiment prevented serious mischief. A despatch to the Timet from Mel bourne says that ths steamer Duke of Sutherland has started for Manila with a large quantity of meat and vegetables purchased for the American military and naval forces. CBBVBBA AND II IS MBit BBLBASBB. They Will Ball for Spain as Soon as Trans portation Is Provided. Washington, Aug. 31. By direction of Presi dent McKinley orders wore Issued from the Navy Department to-day to the commandants of the Naval Academy, Anns polls, and ot the. navy yard at Portsmouth, N. H., to release tho Spanish naval prisoners under their respective charge ss soon as Admiral Cervera makes ar rangements for their transportation to Spain. This step has been nnder consideration for some time, and In anticipation of It the Span ish Government several days ago cabled Ad miral Cervera $50,000 to be expended tn pro viding for the transportation of the sailors and officers under his oomninnd now held prisoners of war Officials of the Navy Department were greatly Impressed with the manifest ability of Admiral Cervera to deal with the situation sud denly confronting htm. Sometime before the department closed there was evidence that ho hud promptly entered upon the work of de spatching the men to Spain. It is supposed that he will charter a vessel to take the sailors from Camp Long, Portsmouth, and that himself and fellow officers, who have been confined at An napolis, will sail from New York, probably on the North German Lloyd line, whose steamers touch at Gibraltar. Capt. F.ulate. the Admiral's Cluer ot Staff, left Annapolis for New York this afternoon. Admiral Cervera and the offi cers at Annapolis will doubtless be paroled by the commandant of the academy, that they may be tree to perfect the details of the trip for themselves and the sailors. There are about TOO of them altogether, and they are all Included within the terras of the order. Annapolis, Md., Aug. 31. Admiral Cervera and the other Spaniards who have been Im prisoned In Annapolis were in a happy frame of mind to-night , The prisoners have been released by the Navy Department uncondi tionally, and three Spanish officers have gone to New York to make arrangements for their transportation to Spain. Owing to the vary ing reports as to their release the Spaniards were in a state of uncertainty until today, when Admiral Cervera notified them that they would go at once to Spain. CAPT. BVLATB IV TOWN. Said Be Was Going to the Fifth Avenue Hotel, bat Didn't Beglster There. Capt. Eulate, formerly commander of the Spanish cruiser Vizcaya, arrived In Jersey City on ths Congressional limited at S:58 o'clock last night At the station he told a reporter that he had oonie from Annapolis. He refused to be interviewed, but said be would see re porters later at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. At the Fifth Avenue Hotel last night It was declared by the clerk that Capt. Eulate had not registered. The same Information was given at all the other uptown hotels. Foraker to Go to Cuba and Porto Ulco. Cincinnati. Aug. 31. Senator J. B. Foraker will leave to-night or to-morrow for a personal tour of Cuba and Porto Rico, to Investigate the real conditions there. He will travel In Cuba on horseback for that, purpose. He said to-day to the National O. A. B. Encampment Com mittee that for thai reason he could not make an address at the snesmmiest oajanflra as re- w 110BS0N WON'T GIVE IT UP. BB WILL TBT TO A TB TUB COLOX MM 8PITB OP WATSON'S OBUBBS. Be Says If the government Won't Reek Him He Will Ask the People for aOv.Oew In Subscriptions to Carry on the Work Cm. Torsi Sails for Spain. Praising Oar Soldiers as He Departs ,00 Troops Kas bark for Spain Kansas Colored Soldiers. Special rnbie Detpatch to Tea Son. Santiaoo db Cuba. Aug. 31. Naval Co, tractor Hobson decided to-day to continue ha efforts to savo the wrecked Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon In spite of the decision of the Navy Department to give the job up. Hs re ceived news of the Navy Depart incut's decision In tho matter this morning from Commodore Watson, who arrived at Santiago on tho Boor plon from Gunntanamo. Hobson Immediately started for the soeneof the wreck, and meeting the wreaking tug Senior, which he sent to ths wreck yesterday. returning pursuant to Commodore Watson's order, started It back again. Hobson told Coat modern Watson that ho would take ths re sponsibility for his action. He sent urgent despatches to the Navy Department asking tor permission to Immediately resume work. He says that the difficulty about the raisins; of the Colon is one of engineering. The vessel Is lying on her beam onda on a steep slope. She will have to be lifted bodily out of thla position. Hobson says that the task can be accomplished V the use of air bags and of compressed air to force the water out of the hull. Tho Colon has slid a little further seaward since she was run ashore by the fleeing Spaniards, but she has not been harmed by tho action of the wind or waves. Mr. Hobson estimates the Colon's value at $3,000,000. Ho thinks it would be disgraceful to give up tho attempt to save her now. He told the correspondent of Thb Sun this after noon that If the Government did not back him up in his attempt to save the vessel, hs would appeal to the people fora popular subscription of $500,000 to carry on the work. The point at which the wreaked orulser Is lying Is much exposod, and work on her can only bo carrlod on In good weathor. It Is this circumstance that has caused the abandon ment of the plan of saving her by other experts. Eighty mon went to the scene of the wreck to-day to arrange the preliminaries for the work. Lieut. Hobson Is confined to his bed by asllghtattnck of fever and cannot personally suporinfend the operations for a day or so. Tho work on the Maria Teresa Is proceeding rapidly, and she will soon be In flrst-olass shape. Hobson says that the Colon Is worth two Maria Teresas. He would not feel put out lf.'after spending $50,000 trying to raise her. she broke in two. The gams, however, is worth tho candle. Gen. Toral. formerly the commander of the Spanish troops here, accompanied by his staff, sailed for Cadiz this morning on the transport Leon XIII. The officers boarded the steamer late lost night and at daylight she weighed anchor and quietly slipped away. There wss no demonstration or any kind of a salute. Two American soldiers, who were sightseeing at the deserted Morro Castle, gsvo the transport a cheer as she passed through the narrow neck of the harbor. Capt. Mendoxa of Gen. Lawton's staff visited Oen. Toral last night to Inquire If Gen. IjSi .. jm ton could do anything for Uie comfort ox1 the Spanish General. Gen. Toral sent back- word that he and hla staff were in good health sad spirits and hoped to reached home safely, Ho sdded that the people of Spain would i saline that he had done his duty. He paid a Prt trlbuto to the American troops for their gal lantry and superb initiative, which, be de clared, surpassed anything he had seen in hla military career. They had nothing to lean from the French or German armies. In conclusion. Gen. Toral asld that the speed with whloh trenches wero built after the fight ing at El Caney and Han Juan without asps cial engineer corps was amazing. The Cuban Generals. Lacret and Castillo, left to-day for El Cobre to confer with Avreoo re garding a scheme for disbanding their army. The Cuban Generals have many Impracticable plans, but do not take Gen. 1 .awton's advice to send their men home and to leave the suppres sion of such lawlessness as mayariae from such action to him. Gen. Lawton to-day sent word to Gen. Castillo that the condition of the Cu bans was financially as good as that of Wash ington's army after the peace of 1TS3. The Leon XIII. will stop at Guantanamo to take on board -V200 of the 0,000 prisoner there. Prior to leaving leu. Toral said thai 2,'JOO meu woro far more than the Leon XIIL had capacity for, but the vessel would b crowded under urgent orders from Madrid. There are 1,000 sick Spanish soldiers at Giiantanaino. It Is said that tho hospital ship Sun Ignaeio will sail hence for that port to morrow. All the Spanish transports which remain hero will go to Guantanamo, Baracoa. and Saguade Tan a mo as they are called for. The American transport Vlgllancia arrived here this morning wlthHOO men belonging to the Twenty-third Kausai Volunteers. The troops were in good health, and they will dis embark as soon as tho health inspection Is over. Theso troop will be quartered temK rarllyonthe Hun Juan hill, but later they will be tranalerred to tho camp ou the Sun I.uls plateau. The Second Battalion of the Fifth Regular Infantry, which brought four oases of yellow fever on the transport Kulckerbockerlastweek were allowed to disembark this morning. The men's iiossesslons were thoroughly disinfected befuro they were landed. The Knickerbocker Is undergoing an overhauling. The Second Battalion occupies an Isolated camp ou the hills back of the city. The troops are not allowed to mingle with their comrades of the First Bat talion, who lunded from the Haratoga before the arrival of the Knickerbocker. POOD KEPT lltou CVBA'S POOM. Dispute Over 1'rovltlous Sent to Havana Insurgents Want to Go Home, .Vfccial Cable DuuaicK to Tax Srs. Havana, Aug. 31. Tho difficulties about landing the provisions sent by the American Government tor the poor in Cuba consist In the inability of tho Colonial Government to remit the Custom House duties Imposed upon them. The mutter might ho arranged by con signing the goods to the Governor of Havana or the Mayor of the Colonial Government ou the condition that tho authority selected should dlatrlbuto the fi smI among the poor. Thus would be fulfilled the benevolent purpose In view without offend ing the susceptibilities of any one, without the necessity of paying duties, und without loss of time. The steamship Philadelphia sailed for New York to-day. Gun. 1'audo is going to Spain on a mission connected with the meeting of the Peace Com mission. Hinee the suspension of hostilities unarmed Insurgents have been permitted to enter Til lages to buy food and clothes, and many per sons have visited camps of the Insurgents. All I the insurgents thus seen express the desire to rejoin their families and resume the occupa tion they carried ou before the war. The council of Secretaries decided yesterday tn remit the taxes and assessment Imposed upon buildings destroyed during the war. Beafur's Victorious Aruo . ('.my lkof, MoatsSJI atouud trip ta.bu. a icunioa columa. JAm. 1