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kW I ajflJC E3 MEiitf Fair i continued low temperature. VOL LXVI -NO. XL NEW YORK, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898. BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. ---j WAR ON THE ANARCHISTS. FRANCE, SWITZERLAND AXD ITALT irir.r, arrest THEM. Uml Itrsult of the Mwrder et Kniprru Kill nbeth Emperor William and King Hum bert Expected to Attend the Fnnernl la ! Vienna on Saturday Pram Josef flare i Mr Nerves Will Bear the Strain "-The AMBMln Joined the Anarchists After His Discharge from the Italian Arm. Special Cable Petpatchet to Tar StTt. Paris, Sept. 11. Wholesale arrests of An archists have been decided upon In France, Switzerland and Italy. Oen. Horace Porter, tin- American Aiubnssa dor, has registered his name at tho Austrian l.mhassy. n custom which Is followed In the euee of tho death of a royalty. It Is belloved that the plot to assassinate the Empress of Austria wan hatched by Italian Anarchists In Zurich. Hevon men were chose n to kill European sovereigns, especially King Humbert. A French detective Who was pres ent at the meeting of the Anarchists warned the French Foreign Minister, with the result that extra precautions were taken to protect King Humbert and President Fnure. At ft sec ond meeting thai was held In Zurich Luooheni was taunted with cowordicci whereupon ho volunteered to assassinate" some victim. Tho Itulinn Anarchists are bettor organized than those of any other nation. Thoynrecx trcinoly careful as to whom they ndmlt Into their society. It is believed that It was they who planned the assassination of Presi dent C'nrnot. and Canowis del Castillo, the ,- Spanish Prime Minister. When arrested they I Invariably refuse to give tho names of their accomplices. The men who net lis spies upon them have not yet succeeded In getting beyond temporary membership. Mphapeht. Sept. 11. The Itxm- Lloyd calls upon the peoplo to make peace among them selves in order not to increase tho burden of the monarchy. Hungary has been thrown into the most pro found grief by the cruel death of the Empress. In this country -lie was regarded asa guardian angel. There wss an extraordinary sitting of tho Diet to-day. Prime Minister HanfTy broke down when he announced the assassination of , j the Empress, and there was not a dry eye in the assembly. Vienna, 8opt. 11. Emperor Fran is Josef has, owing to the assassination of the Empress, countermanded the orders for the military manoeuvres In Hungary. His Majesty will not '- , to to Geneva, where the body of the Empress la stIU lying, but will remain in Vienna until the funeral, which will take place on Saturday. The body is expected to arrive here on Thurs day. It is believed that Emperor William and King Humbert will attend the funeral. Melancholy Interest attaches to a story con cerning the Empress told by tho poet Christo ynenoa, who was for some years her Majesty's Greek tutor. One day she said to him : "I await death at any moment, but actual death Is Itself a matter of Indifference. It is often suoh a slow, wearisome process that Ro man gentry curtailed It through the instru--- mentality of a slave's hand. After all, the es- I sential point Is that for every man tb-ire ian I 'i moment which puts death in his Innermost soul." ill All the papers eulogize the Empress as a II I woman of great qualities of spirit and eharae- IUl One of the men servants a-'ached to the court was so affected by tho newn of tho death On of the Empress that he lost his reason. Late despatches from Geneva say that Luo cheni. the assassin, did not attack her Majesty from In front, hut approached her from be H hind and stabbed her in tho back. Tho wound E t he inflicted was not in the heart, but close fo H l ,"al rgan. This accounts for her walking. JWy with tb" assistance of one of her ladles-ln-T'l waiting, to the privato steamer that was wait- l! lug tor her at the pier to take her back to Mon- mktJ treux. She did not know that she -had been stabbed. She thought that an attempt had been made to steal her watch. aW Countess Hztaray asked the Empress as she tm7 entered the boat if she was suffering any pain. mMl H--i Majesty answered "Xo," and this was f he, HW lust word she uttered. The truth was not sus pected until a drop of blood was seen issuing from a small wound when her corset was un lneed niter she became unconscious, her attend ants lit first thinking she had merely fainted. The last sign of life she showed was a sigh when Dr. Goluy. who wasHUinmonod to attend licr. cut her bodice. The hemorrhage was en tity internal. Tho body will bo embalmed at tieneva. Am tho train bearing tho body passes tho A Austrian frontier the bell in the first town will toll, and tins will bo done in every town along Mm the line to Vienna. The fn al will be marked f JL wlth "" "u '" "' "nd ceremonial of the old Wur Spanish stylo. Tho court will go Into mourn 7 lug for six months. In conversation with one of the members of bis suite to-day, tho Emperor said: " My nerves will bear the strain." A monument lohcr Majesty will lid erected in Budapest. Hhe was very popular in Hungary, whoso Parliament will record its high appre ciation of her on tho statute book. After his urrest Lucchenl boasted that society would soon be transformed If every Anarchist , 1 did his duty like him. tfjmkji The weapon with which the crime was com- JjVmU Knitted lias been recovered. Jv Houk. Sept. 11. The archives of the War M Oftluo here ahow that Lucchenl. the assassin, jj ,i evaded military service in IKtKl ami fled to K-f, Switzerland. He returned to Italy In 1804 and Kl demanded enlistment on the ground that he aBiin lacked moans of existence. Hit was punished il tot evading the service, an' afterwards served Vtff In the array until 18110, when he was discharged. H Be than joined the Anarchists and wandered In mB various countries, finally reaching Dndapest, M where. It is believed, ho was commissioned to murder the Empress. The belief obtains that the crime was the out come of a central Anarchist plot. It has been learned that the assassin of the Empress waa some time ago sentenced by de fault In Bologna for inciting to murder and V pillage. London. Sept. 11. Telegrams received from 11 of the capitals of Europe describe the dis tress and sympathy at the murder of thoAus J trian Empress. Messages of condolence are fJ being forwarded to Vienna from every capital. jp London. Sept. 12. The jVorm'in; Font expa tiates on the need of an anti-Anarchist cam paign by all civilized nations. It says that ucb a campaign mlgbt be ended In a few weeka. The leaders of the Anarchists are al ways in safe places, which are now few. The campaign ought to be conducted In a merciless plrlt. The Standard argues strongly in favor of the " t' repression of the Anarchists. I I Behmn. Sept. 11. In diplomatic circles there II Is grave fear that the tragedy will result in the 11 breaking down of the Austrian Emperor's health. His demise would hasten the dislnte- IH gratlon of the Austro-Mungarian Empire. H amstkrcam, Sept. 11. The news of the as- JH-A sassliiatlon of the Empress of Austria is for tam ' "he present withheld from Oueeu Wllhelnilna. I H Tim greatest anxiety eoiicerning the Queen's ssi'eiy was felt here prior to the coronation of H her Majesty, and be most stringent precau- I 1 ins wore taken to guard he . I the aaeaael- I I B Mtnou luul uvuuucil a wek eeUr. the e thronement ceremonies would probably have been much eurtalled. Lausanne. Sept. 11. Ten of Lucchcnl's friends have been arrested here. Obkeva. Sept 11. Countess Hraparay, In her account of the killing of the Empress. says that she did not see Lucchenl touch her Majesty. As the Empress fell she caught her in her arms and asked her If she folt any pain. The Em press replied: "I do not know: I think I feel a pin sticking n my chest. I must be frightened." The Countess then asked tho Empress to take her arm, but her Majesty straightened up and said: "No, thank you." 8ho then walked firmly to tho boat, upon reaching whioh sho aaked if she was pale The Countess told her that sho was. Then tho Empress satdown and fainted. The Countess opened her bodloe, but saw no blood. A little Inter tho Empress re covered consciousness and rose to her feet, say lug in ft clear voice: "Tell me what has happened." These were her last words. Countess Bzaparay says sho is positive that tho Empress did not know that sho had received hor death wound. Havana, Bept. 11. News of the assassination of tho Empress of Austria was received hero this afternoon, and all the Spanish flags, which had been hoisted In honor of the birthday of tho Infanta Mariu. were Immediately lowerod to half most. The news of the crime caused a great shock here. Ml Kill n ATTACK OS WihHKt.MlSA. The Dutch (iovernuient Denies That Any Attempt IV lis Mnde on Her I.lfe. daatfaJ CahU t'upaith to Thf. Ncn. The Hague. Sept. 11. A persistent rumor is in circulation to the effect that an uttumpton Queen Wilhnlmina's life was made last week, mid that u member of her suite was Injured. The rumor Is emphatically contradicted by the Government, hut there Is much uneasiness respecting her Majesty, to relieve which it Is officially announced that the coming festivi ties will not be curtailed. MASC1S JOSEPH HKSItn THASK. Austria's Emperor Replies In President MrKlnley's Message of Sympathy. Washington, Sept. 11. Prosldeut McKinley to-day received from tho Emperor of Austria the following cablegram in reply to the mes sage sent yesterday by the former upon being Informed of tho assassination of the Empress: " Mlncorely touched bv the expression of con dolence and sympathy which you have been pleased to forward mo in the name of tho Gov ernment and people of the Cnitod Htntes. I beg you to accept for that expression my warmest thanks. Francis Joseph." COMMISSION MEETS IX HAVANA. Mo One Permitted to Enter the Building Where the First Meeting Was Held. .pe-i'nt Cable Dnpalch to The Bint. Havana. Bept. 11. This morning at 8 o'clock the American and Spanish Commissioners held their first conference In the hall of tho Colonial Parliament. Absolutely no one was allowed to enter tho building with the exception of the employees. The Auditor of War.the Recrotary of the Span -Ish Commission and the Charge: d'Affaires met In tho audience chamber of the palace at 7 o'clock this morning. Thoy formally received the American Commissioners who had been greeted with cheers on their way to the palace. Every precaution was taken for their protoo lion snd be htrceta were lined by the munici pal guards and tho Orden publico. Pedro Perez, Secretary of the Council. clothed in his robes of office, after cordial salutations, led the Commissioners into the conference chambor, where every precaution was taken to have the session secret. No one was permitted to enter the salon of tho con ference except those having business there, such as stenographers and the necessary clerks. Th osession lasted only twenty minutes. At its termination the translators of the commis sions went lo the stenographers' room, where they prepared a report of tho proceedings. At tho conference tho Commissioners pre pared rules by which they will bo governed during their deliberations. They will discuss on Monday preparations for the evacuation of Havana and tho otbor places In Cuba now oc cupied by tho Spaniards. Tho insurgent Gen. Jose Monteagudo in formed n reporter who visited him that per fect harmony exists between the Americans and the revolutionary army. He said that moat of tho newspapers aro trying to confuso public. op.nion by inventing frictions that have never existed. He also said that the American Gov ernment will exercise action in Cuba as a mod erate power needed to guarantee the disen tanglement of the republic and that the Cubans will be bound to It by the ties of sin cere gratitude. Tho military commander nt Matanzss has issued a proclamation absolutely forbidding the people to leave tho town for the purpose of visiting tho insurgent camps. On obtaining permission beforehand only those persons will bo nllowod to go to them who have there a father, a son or a husband. Manuel Urania. Brigade Judge Advocate, has been appointed officially secretary of the Spanish Peace Commission. Tho Vnlted States transport Itesolute. on which Admiral Bampson, Gen. Wade, and Gen, Butler, the American Military Commissioners, travelled to this city, wns visited to-day by hun dreds of people in small boats, but no one was allowed aboard of hor. Correspondents were specially barred. Gen. Wndo and many of tho staff officers uceompuuyiug tho commission spent the day In tho city. Everything is going on nicely with the com mission. Tho members intend to remain on the itesolute tor two or three days longer while, by order of Gen. Wade, some of the staff are socking a convenient place to establish headnunrters. This will probably be at Vedado, a summer resort about half an hour by rail to the west of Havana. Two American officers and aphyslcian went this afternoon to Vedado to Inspect tho place and make arrangements for the housing of the commission. The attitude of tho authorities ami the peo ple toward the Americans Is extremely cordial. The Commissioners will probably find little difficulty in conducting the negotiations. The reports about tho 111 feeling among the volunteers have been exaggerated in the United States. The correspondent of The Sun is In a position to say that little hod fooling against the Government exists, and that no trouble is to be apprehended from the volunteers. Tho Spanish police keep a watchful eye to prevent any disorders, though as a matter of fact thore Is no danger of any. The city looks nulet and peaceful, Steamers are In tho bay With provisions, and prices of I he necessaries of life are becoming lower. The hotels and restaurants are full of people of happy appear ance. The American commissioners have made a good Impresslou on the Spaniards by their courteous manners. Admiral Sampson Is the main object of nubile curiosity. Immense erowds gather on tho wharves to see nlm whenever the rumor spreads that ho is coming ashore. The insurgents in the vicinity of Havana are causing no trouble. No complaints havo been received against them despite tho fact that they are suffering from lack of food. A number of Cuban families and foreigners went this afternoon to visit the insurgent campMit Mariiinaoliud Sun Jos.! de lus I.aius. They were 'lourteously welcomed by the Cuban lenders, Meuocul uml Mayla ltodi jguez. A Waterspout Deluges a Mexican Town. MAZATi.Ak. Mexico. Sept. 11. The country near ( oola. this State, has been visited by a i wtersiout. The deluge washed away many buildings, and seven iieraona were drowned. TO PARADE NEXT SATURDAY GET. MIT.ES STEPS IS ANn ISSUES THE ORDER. Betide the Troops Now on Their Way Here from Porto Kirn. Thnan Now at Cnmp , Wlkofl Who Are Well Enough Will Join In the Peaee Jahllee-Men to no Bronght Up from Montnnk Point on Transports PortO Rico Troops Will Go Into Camp Near Here, Probably nt Ben Girl. It seems after all that there Is to bo a parade of troops In New York. It Is to tnko place next Saturday, the order for It having been issued by the Major-Gcneral commanding the army. Just what his status Is when fighting on foreign soil may not always bo clear to Gen. Miles, but In Washington he Is evidently In command of tho whole army. Evidence of this Is supplied by tho following tolegram. received on Saturday night by Col. Amos S. Kimball. Deputy yuar-termaster-Genernl. stationed here: Warrington. Sent. 10, 1808. You will stop all arrangements heretofore made for troops from Porto Hlco. As soon en they arrive you will place them in camp near llrooklyn, and have them prepared for parade one week from to-day. Milks. Major -General Commanding the Army. Of the troops sent to Porto ltlco 4,000 officers and men were ordered homo some tlmo ago About halt of Iheso hnvo arrived hore and have been sent to their homes. The remainder are on transports due here next Tuesday and Wednesday. Tho Alamo sailed from Ponce on Sept. 8 with 0 officers and 2H0 men of tho Sec ond Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Company A. First Illinois Volunteer Infantry. :i officers and 70 men ; Conipauy 11, First District of Co lumbia Voluuteor Infantry. '2 officers and 50 men; Battery C. Pennslvnnla Volunteer Ar tillery. 2 officors and 100 men; 11 officers and men unattached, and 110 civilians. Tho Concho sailed from Ponce on Sept. 8 with Gen. Wilson and staff of the First Division, First Corps, and staff of Sixth Corps, 10 officers and IT men ; detachment of Company i'. United States Engineers. 0 officers and 27 men ; unat tached battalion of artillery. Hold and staff; Battery A. Missouri Volunteer Artillery. 5 offi cers and l.i.i men ; Battery A, Twenty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Artillery. 5 officers and J't4 men; Ilattery B, Pennsylvania Volunteer Artillery, 3 officers and 104 men. Tho Manitoba sailed from Ponce on Sept. 7 with Gen. Garrottsou and staff ; 45 officers and 1.128 men. Sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry ; Danville Battery, Illinois Volunteer Artillery, '.' officers and 100 men. The Manitoba is due to arrive hero to-morrow and the Alamo and Concho on Wednes day. It will be necessary, therefore, for Cot. Kimball, in executing Gen. Miles's order, to recommend a camp site to the commanding General to-day. Col. Kimball canvassed this question pretty thoroughly when Gen. Miles, just before ho sailed from Porto Rico, made a request of the Secretary of War, who refused to grant it. that all the Porto Bico troops or dered home be placed in camp in the vicinity of New York for a few days. At that time President Grout of tho borough of Brooklyn offered the use of Forrest Park, near Jamaica, and Gov. Voorhees of Now Jersey offered tho use of the New Jersey State camp at Boa Girt. There wero several objections to Forrest Park as a camp ground. Water mains would have to be laid at the Government's expense, and the en tire, equipment of the aim would have to be provided by the War Department. The camp at hen Girt seemed to Col. Kimball u fur better place. It was designed for n m ilitary camp and nothing else. Branches of the Penn sylvania. Jersey Central and Baltimore ami Ohio railroads run directly to tho camp. Tho grounds are lighted by gas and electricity, and water mains have been so laid that a hydrant and tub arc placed at what would be the head of each company street. There is a mess hall having a seating capacity for nearly 2.000 men at one tlmo. There are ample storehouses and tents, tent floors, and cots in storage there, and immediately adjoining the camp is a tract ol 200 acres, where a corral for horses could he laid out. The free use of the camp and all Its equipment wns tenderod to tho Government by Gov. Voorhees. The Pennsylvania Railroad agreed to unload the troops and nil their lug- 5sge from the transports and laud them in ersey City freo of charge. From Jersey City to Sea Girt the road agreed to transiiort tho troops for fK) cents a man and $12 a ear for baggage. It is a little more than two hours' travel from New York to Bca Girt. It Is probable that Co). Kimball will recom mend Ben Girt as the camp ground. From what was learned yesterday. Ft is ulso probable that he will havo to prepare for parade some of tho troops ut Camp WlkolT as well ns those to arrlvo from Porto Klco. Most of the regulars at Montauk Point are under orders to return to the posts at which they wero stationed before the war began. The Third and Twentieth In fantry, unless tho ordors uro changed, will leave the camp to-morrow. The rough riders, under present orders, are to bo mustered out this weak. The question of parading the troops at Camp Wikoff is now under advise ment. II Is understood that the President has given Gen. Miles a free hand and left It to him to decide whether these troops shall turnout next Saturday with thoso from Porto Rico. The Sun learned yesterday that Gen. Miles desires to get all the troops away from Cnmp Wikoff before tho equinoctial storms set in, and to do this the movement must bo well un der way this week. Gen. Miles believes, and the President shares the belief, that all the troops at Muiitatlk would like to parade, and the dis position of the Commanding General Is togrut -if y this wish. He is not willing, however, to havo in the lino any man who Is not physically strong. Neither does he desire to put the Gov ernment to great expense. On Saturday he did not quite seo how the ninttoi of cxpenso could be avoided, and therefore ho did not In clude tho Montauk troops in his order. A plan was suggested by Col. Kimball yester day, however, wliieh will make It possible for the well men at Camp Wikoff to take purt in the parade at comparatively small cost to the Government, and at the sumo time provide for tho sick and convalescents. The Government bus ut present lying idle In New York harbor six ships that have been used as troopships. Col. Kimball has suggested that these boused to bring the well soldiers from Muntauk Point to New York. His full plan Is to put the Porto Hlco troops in camp at Boa Girt until Saturday and curly on that day move them to Jersey City and from there transport them on ferryboats to, say, the foot of West Fifty-seventh street, which Is a wide thoroughfare with an asphalt pavement almost from river to river. The movement is to lie so timed as to land the troops on t he New York side before noon. Tho baggage and camp equipment will lie packed and ready to ship to the home stations at the conclusion of the parade. The troopships now In the harbor have am ple accommodations for all the troops at Mon tauk that are In condition to parade The troop ships, according to this plan, would leave here for Montauk on Wednesday, and there take on the troops that are now under orders to move or he mustered out. Tho ships would leave Montauk in time to arrive at the foot of Kasi Fifty-seventh streot on Friday night or early Baturduy morning. After tho troops were disembarked their lug gage could be taken off at or near the stations of tho railroads over which they are to travel to their home stations. According to i hb plan the right of the line would rest on Fifth avenue, and Fifty-seventh street, east aud west, would be the thorough fure through which the troops from Boa Girt and Montauk would proceed to join the line. From FJfty-soveiith street they would march down Fifth avenue, say to Washington Square, and then be reviewed and dismissed to the various railroad stai ions. The sick from Montauk aud Sea Girt would be transported over the I.ong Island Railroad to Long Island City, and from there In boats to this city. Weehawken, or Jersey O'.ty. the movement to begin from Montauk in time to land the convalescents nt the rail road stations in time to loave with tholr various regiments at the close of tho parade. It lias also been suggested that as many of the convalescents us are able might be provided with seats in a stand near the re viewing stand, where they could see their comrades march by THE Bun learned yesterday that If the city provides the stnnd some of the Red Cross auxiliar ies mar provide carriages to car.i the siok soldiers from 1 nig Island City. to i he grand stand and from thcie to the railroad htatloijs. besides furnishing t bein a substantial luncheon The sick and convalescents from Sea Girt would lie treated In the same way as those I from Montauk. If this plan Is carried out. tamn Wlkofl Will kl practically deserted b licit Sat unlay. aVl all ibe troops would be carried fiom there to this city at much less expense to the Govern ment than if they were movod one regiment a day. as originally Intended. Furthermore, all the troops would be at their home stations bo fore the beavv fall rains begin. It has been suggested that so long as thero Is fining to ho a Parade, it would be a good Idea to nclude in It the men who won our victories on the sea. There are now in this vicinity and at Boston practically all the men-o'-war'R men who manned the snips of Sampson's fleet. It would be an easy matter to get all these sailors to New York In tlmntolako purt in the parade, and tho people of New York and from elsewhere would only ho too glad to get a look at them and give them a rousing reception. CORRIS AOAISST A PARADE. Snys He Knows Nothing About OneMiles Bxpected to Hat His Way. Washington, Sept. 11. A decided difference of opinion has appeared in the War Depart ment regarding the advisability of ordering a parade of soldiers In Now York. Gen. Miles said yesterday afternoon, an he left the While House after having had a conference with the President on the subject, that It had been de cided to have the parade next Saturday. The President, ho Bald, had oonsontcd to this, and the details of the programme would be worked out in tho course of a few days. Adj t .-Gen. Corbin said to-ight that there waa no truth In the report thftifc parade would be held In New York on next Baturduy or at any other time. If a parade of. soldiers was to be heltl In New York ho had not hoard of It. he said, except through tho statement published in the newspapers this morning. Gen. Corbin did not sajfltliat he made bis statement on tho authority of the President, but the foot Is that ho had made two visits to the White House since Gen. Miles said yester day afternoon that a parade would bo held. Tho objections to ordering the proposed military demonstration woro referred to by Gen. Oor bin to-night, when he said that a parade of sev eral thousand soldiers would be a great ex pense to tho Government, especially if any of tho regiments now at Mont-tun Point wero al lowed to participate. Roth Gen. Miles and Uen. Corbin unquestionably huvo discussed the sub ject of the pa rune with the President, and. us tiles-- ulhVcrs raaku contrary : statements in the mutter. It is impossible to aVterraine to-night what the PresiUeiit's intention la. The decision of the Administration to with draw an tho troops from Camp Wikoff within the present week, most of the troops necessa rily passing through New York, makes it en tirely leasinic lo have a parade of tne regulars in tin-city on I..-u Saturday. The question of the expense is largely disposed of ly the fact that the reguurs would lie obliged to go to New iork on their way to the stations to wliieh they are assigned in various parts ot the coun try. About 3.000 troops from Porto Bico will land in New York ooioie Saturday of tbls week, bar ring a--ciil-i. -, and little if any extra expense would be incurred by having these troops pariideiuthee.tr. Those whien arrive before Saturday will probably have to be kept on me transports or in camp until tho day of parade. but as most ot tho organizations now leaving Porto Rieo will not arrive until tho last of the week, tho delay m landing would not be very long. 'The opinion generally entertained is that it Gen. Miles resolves that the parade shall he held it v, ill lake place ai-eording to programme, unless ho is overruled by tho President, whic' Is a condition not to be expeoted. Gen. Corbin, Adjutant - icucrni of the army, has no authority in the matter, his function being merely to transmit the orders of the President, tho Sec re'nry of War, and the Major-Ueueral com manding tbo army. HURRIED OVER PUIL1PPISKS. .V dm in i-i nil o in suspicion of the Powers Hather ilinn of Agulnaluo. ahhinmton. Sept. 11. The situation in the Philippines, caused by tin- attitude ot Ag'iinuldo. is giving the ltvrnmont soma concern. Fear ol European interference has not wholly disappeared with the knowlodgo that tho mighty problem concerning the future government of tho group must be settled very soon nt Paris. Naturally, the Administration is very anxious to avoid any friction with Germany or other powers over the disposition of tho Philippines, and every effort to that end will be made. But, while intent on the maintenance of peace, tho military and naval strength of tho Utiitod States will not be lesseued to any great extent. That it is sumo naval power and not Aguiu aldo Willi land forces only at his command that the Government looks on with something nn prouching suspicion, is shown by the arrange ments to increase the naval strength of the United States in tho Pacific. The battleships Oregon and Iowa are going to Houolulu in antic ipation of an emergency cull to the Philippines, and the battleship Texas Is being fitted up as a flupship ut the llrooklyn Navy Yard for tho uso of Admiral Dewey at Manila. Four colliers are also to be sent into the Pacific with the Oregon and the Iown.as told in Thk Bun this morning, and altogether tho indications point to tho con centration of u formidable force of naval ves sels In the western ocoan. It cannot be said that tho Government Is sus picious of any particular (lower. At tho most tho preoarations ure merely precautionary and are dictated by tho determination to show tho world that tho I'nited states intend to fight for their rights in the Far East if tho worst comes. As for Aguiualdo and his numer ous demands and proclamations the Ad ministration sees cause for annoyance, but not for alarm at the present time. His recent demand.-, or propositions, published in I'm; SUN'S Manila despatch to-day. wero read with lnlcrest by officials of the War aud Navy de part men la and ut the White House, but thoso olflcliils who would be likely to know whether any advices from the American representatives at Manila had been received (ill said that the newspaiicraceoiint contained the first informa tion tlioy had on tho subject. Reports have boon reodved, however, show ing that Aguinaldo was getting impatient and was inclined to make trouble, and these have been met by the decision to send u number of regiments to Honolulu to bo held in reserve for possible service In the Philippines against the Insurgents or any other enemy that might ap pear. For tho present there are enough troops, according t advices from Gon. Otis, to meet any emergency. i.en.iir who Is now In command of the American hit d forces In tho Philippines, com municated last with the Wnr Department on hist Tuesday. In his despatch of that date he referred to a proclamation issued by Aguiualdo concerning tl. Independent Government ho bus pro" nlmed. but tho military author ities understood that this information was sent merely us a mutter of news. Gen. Otis made no comments on Agut naldo's attitude. Admiral Dowoy has also failed to send anything about Aguiualdo recently. Tho State Department Is in constant communication with Mr. Williams, formerly Consul at Manila and now at that place, but it Is impossible to learn whether ho has reported on the latest phase of Agulnaldo's attitude. Bo far as the Navy and W ar departments aro concerned they have heard nothing, the offi cials declare, to show that the situation with regard to Aguinaldo has changed for the worso. BIO QARBIHON AT HOSOhVhU. About 6,000 lien May Be Beat Thero to Prepare for Trouble tn the Philippines. WABHiNUTON.Sept.il. The War Department has received a report from Mujor-Geu. Mer rlam, who is now in Houolulu. regarding his examination of sites for an army encampment near tho Hawaiian capital. Gen Merrluni saHd that he found It entirely feasible to quarter a large army in the field there, and taa he would send a full report by mall. The re port thus far received was brought by steamer to hau Francisco aud telegraphed from thero to Washington. Tho full mailed report Is ex- S acted to reach the War Department on Tues ay. If (inn. Moirium s report Impresses the de partment favorably several regiments of troops will be sent from nan Francisco to Honolulu Immediately. It Is the Intention of the Administration to order all of the troops now stationed ut Ban Francisco, about 0.000 in uuiubor. to Honolulu If u suitable ar rangement tor a camping ground can be made. Tlic troops will be held iu Hawaii as a rendes vous ponding tho settlement of tho Philippines question, when they may be sent on to Slunllu or returned to the lulled mates, according to the outcome of the negotiations of tho Peace ComniisMon nt Paris. The immediate policy of tho War Department I-similar to that of the Navy In sending two biiitloidiips to Honolulu Tho army adminis tration wishes to hnvo Ibe troops stationed as near the Philippines as pojsiblo tu order to save time In lauding them at Manila in ease an eumrgeniy requiring additional foreos there should arum. TO EMPTY CAMP WIKOFF. PLACE TO RE ABANDONED RT THE END OP THIS WEEK. Tho Regulars to Be Rent to stations as Par West as Omaha and Fort Leavenworth Oen. haftar Ordered to Return to the Cnmp Until All the Men Are Rent Away. WAsniNoToN, Sept. 11. -The Administration haa taken steps to secure the complete aban donment of Oamp Wikoff. Montauk Point, within a week. Orders will bo Issued during the week assigning each regiment of regular troops now at the camp to regular army stations In various part ot the country. and the War Department welcomes the prospect that within a few days the controversy regarding the sanitary condition of Camp Wikoff will have been disposed of In the most effective way. Tho department In sists, however, that the abandonment of the camp at Montauk Point is not to bo made on aocount of any opinion that the place Is unsani tary, for all of tho officials, from the Secretary down. Insist that the camp Is healthful, and that the severe criticisms of the Administration for all mismanagement of the camp are utterly unfounded. Acting Secretary Melklejohn and Adjt.-Oon. Corbin were busy at tho War Department to night preparing tho assignment of regular reg iments to military posts. The Acting Secre tary said that the list would probably be com plete I by to-morrow, when the orders for the movement ot troops would be Issued and made public. Until tho list Is completed the War Department will refuse to make known what the orders to any regiment will be. Mr. Melklejohn said to-night, how ever, that no regular troops would be sent to stations further west than Jefferson Barracks, Omaha, and Fort Leavenworth. He said that a small numbor of regular troops would be sent to Cuba in the fall to perform garrison duty, but it Is understood that no regiment will be kept In camp for this purpose, but that the troops needod in Cuba will be ordered from regular army stations in tho Department of the F.-ist and tho Department of the Gulf. It is the Intention of the War Department to keep tho regular troops east of Omaha until the Paris Pence Commission has concluded its labors. After peace Is concluded finally, and all the regulars in the United States are pre pared to return to their stations, there will be enough troops to equip all the military posts In the country. Tho Ouartermaster-Oonoral was in consulta tion with the Acting Secretary of War to-night in regard to the arrangements for transporting tho regular troops from Montauk Point, and It Is honed to have all plans completed before the middle of tho week. Thore ore at present at Camp Wikoff about lfi.000 men. Not all of tho regiments now encamped thero are recruited to their full strength, but there are eleven regl inents of infantry, flvo regiments of cavalry, and five batteries of light artillery. Major-Gen. Shafter has been ordered tore turn to Camp Wikoff, and ho will leave Wash ington for Montauk Point to-morrow. Ho will have active charge of the arrangements for moving the regulars from the camp and ho will remain there until the last soldier has gone. If Is highly probable that after his duty hns been completed ut Montauk Gen. Shafter will be as signed to tho command of the Department of the l-'.ast Both Acting Secretary Meiklejohn Bnd Adjt.-Gen. Corbin snld to-night, however, that this step bad not open definitely decided upon. Gon. Shafter said this afternoon that ho had received no orders as yet in regard to his fu ture comma ml He added thftt he should pre fer being seo t iho ilepartTjetit of the Pacific. Uirihat In i ci,,,..; tiidt he would liuve tho command of the Department of tho East The latter department is the most desirable billot In the regular service in tho time of peace, sub ordinate to that of the Major-General com innnding the uruiy. The Administration feels that tho best com mand In tho regular army is nono too good for Gen. Shafter in view of his conduct of the Santi ago campaign, and thero will be ample need for the services of n good General In the added re sponsibilities of organizing the department. which extends from the Canadian border to the Carolinas. Ojvrr THREE INTESTMATORS ACCEPT. l.niiionl and Gordon Decline Dodge, Oilman and Sexton Accept Tho Others Donbtfnl. Washington. Bept 11. President MoKinley Is not meeting with much success In securing a commission of well-known men to Investigate the conduct of the Quartermaster, Commissary, aud Medical bureaus of the army in the war with Spain. Of the nine men who were asked to serve on tho commission two have declined positively; three others have asked for more time for consideration, with tho prospect of two ot those declining, and throe have definitely accepted. Col. Daniel S. JLamont and Gen. John B. Gordon have asked to be ex cused. Gon. John M. Hchofleld and Robert T. Lincoln have requested the President to give them more timo to consider the matter, but their answers ure so worded that it is believed they will finally follow the example of Col. Lamont and Gen. Gordon. Ex-Senator Manderson has also said that he wanted an opportunity to consider the tender at greater longth. but there is every indication that ho will ultimately accept. Gen. Dodge, Dr. Oilman and Col. Sexton have thanked tho President tor the honor conferred on them and expressed a willingness to serve. Of the other men who wore requested to be members of the commission. Dr. Keen of Philadelphia is In Europe and has not yet been communicated with. This does not in sure a com mission of even five members, the number originally In the President's mind. It Is understood generally to bo the desire of the Administration to have a commission of at least seven members, so that other men of pi-ominetico who have some acquaintance with military methods will be asked to accept oom uilssiouerships. The President Is very anxious to have a com mission that will be above suspicion as toils fairness to all pin tics concerned In the investi gation, To. remove tho Inquiry from any charge of partisanship, he is willing to have Democrats composo a majority of the mission. Mr. Lincoln and Col. Lamont were asked to serve because thoy had boon nt tho head ot tho War Denurtment and without re gard to their political affiliations. sir. Endlcott of Bulem, Mass., who was Sce nt, up of Wai in ( V eland's first Administra tion, will probably lie requested to become a member of the commission In th place of Col. I.ainotit. Messrs. Elklns and IToctor. who wero at the head of the War iiepai i nieiii In Harrison's Administration will not ho asked to serve because they are United States Senators, and the President de Sires to lot Congress make an Investigation on is own ttcoortT. Tho commission which tho President Is endenvorlng to form will he freo from any legislative Influence and work en tirely indi-iKii.leut ty of onythlng that Congress may decide to do. There is a fiellef in official circles to-night that tho President will be forced to abandon his intention to havo the investigation on ac count of the failure to secure enough men of prominence and standing us members of the commission This belief is not based, however, on tho statement of anybody, who protends to be authorized to speak for Mr. McKin ley. Until the certainty of securing the services of enough of the right sort of men to oouducl the investigation has been demonstrated no details as to the time and place of meeting and the character of the Inquiry will be arranged. If the commission is organized it will undoubtedly assemblo here, but will visit several of the camp sites about which complaint was made. There Is some eriaicism beeauso the Presi dent did not include the Adiutunt-Uci.ural a department in the list of those which tile com mission will be culled on to Investigate. It is intended that the work ot that de- Surtment shall bo considered with the utica of all the three bureaus men tioned by the President in his telegram to the nine men who were asked to conduct the Investigation, and that many of tho orders is sued from tne Adjutant-General's office eou cei in d matx-nt for which the. Quartermaster, medical and commissary departments were responsible. " four Muiiths Alter Usta" Twenty run' ujool- I vbc . -U uadaln. .Me, VI.TIMATVM TO TVEKET. The Powers Will Order Her to Remove Her Troops from Crete. Special Cetiile Dnpatrhn to Thf srx. London, Sept. 12. A despatch to tho Darin Atr from Rome says that the powers are dis cussing tho nature ot an ultimatum to Turkey. In which they will demand the complete with drawn! of her troops from Crete. If Turkey does not yield to tho ultimnttim a majority of the powers seem to have decided to clear tho Ottoman troops out forcibly and to replace them with British and Italian troops. Pakis, Sept. 11. A despatch from Canea. Crete, aays that the ultimatum of the Admirals for the disarmament of the residents ot Can dla and the evacuation ot tho town by the Turkish troops expires this evening. The Christians refuse to accept anything less than a complete settlement of the Cretan question. They have decided to have no further relations with Turkey. A TOWS DESTROYED. Jerome, Arts., Rnrned Forty-one Persons Relieved to Havo Perished. Jy.noMK, Ariz., Sent. 11. This city was prac tically Wiped out by fire this morning. The loaa Is estimated at over one million dollar. Eleven bodies have already been recovered from ruins and thirty moro are believed still to be in the ashes. The fire was caused by ex plosion of gasoline stove In miner's cabin. A high wind was blowing and the flames spread with marvelous rapidity. The Are did not get beyond the business section of the town. The extensive plant of the United Verde Copper Company was saved by an intervening space of open ground. Hundreds of people are homeless. Many have gone to Presoott and othor neigh boring towns forsheltcr. and tho copper com pany is caring for a great many remaining here. One hundred and fifty residences, thirty mer chandise stores and many saloons were burned. Not a slnglo building escaped except the Methodist church. Sixteen hundred peoplo are shelterless. WESTMINSTER, It. C, BVRNED. Wharves and the Ruslness District Destroyed 10.000 Persons Homeless Loss 3,000,000. Vanoouvbb, B. 0.. Sept. 11. The city of West mlnster has been wiped out by fire. Some 327 buildings In the heart of the city are now smouldering ruins, and also the river wharves, stretching for over a half mile In front of the city. The total loss is estimated at over $3,000,000. The fire originated In some straw on Brack man A Ker's wharf that had been lying there for over a year. The straw set fire to three steamers the Clydis. Bon Accord and Edgar tied to the wharf. Their moorings were burned and they floated down stream, helping the furi ous wind in the work of destruction by setting Ore to all tho buildings on the water front be fore they sank. The flamos were soon fanned by the high wind , into terrible fury, and, to the consterna tion of the Fire Department. It was discovered that the water reservoir for fire purposes had been allowed to run almost dry. At 2 P. M., three hours after tho II ro started, Van couver firemen, who bad made tho twelve miles In an hour and fifteen minutes, came on the scene. Not till then was any attempt made to stop the fire, which had covered six blocks one way and seven another, embracing an area of over a half mile square and including tbo entire business portion of the city. There aro some 10,000 people home less to-night. All the afternoon blankets and food bare been hauled over by the charitable people of sister cities, and beds are being made up In the Exposition building, while hundreds are being billeted at Vancouver. Five persons are reported missing and two women are dying from being prema turely confined as they were being carried out of burning buildings. A Chinese. Wing Fung, was found dead In a burning building with bags of gold gripped in his fingers. He died of fright. Several fire men were injured, and two are not expeoted to live. PORTO EICAN COMMISSION. Mucins Rerelves Instructions from Madrid First Meeting on Saturday. .Special Call Dapatck to Tax Sun. San Juan. Porto Bico. Sept. 11. The steamer Alfonso XIII. arrived here this morning, bear ing Instructions for the members of the Span ish Military Commission, whioh. In conjunction with Admiral Schley, Oen. Brooke and Oen, Gordon, the American Commissioners, is to arrange for the evacuation of the Island by the Spanish troops. The preliminary meeting of the Commission ers was held yesterday, but In the absence of instructions from Madrid to the Spanish mem bers it was imposslblo to do more than for mally meet in compliance with the terms of tho protocol and then adjourn. Now that the Instructions are here, it Is hoped that the work of the Commissioners will be speedily accomplished. So far as known, there Is nothing to obstruct the negotiations. The American Commissioners are much pleased with the courtesy of the Spanish officers. DISMISSAL OF LI UVNO CHANO. Russia Is Very Anxious and Is Trying to Secure lib Reinstatement . ."penal Cable DeepaUJtee to Tin: Bom. I,ondon. Sept. 12. Tho fit. Petersburg cor respondent of the Daily Wtfraph says that Government circles were almost panic-stricken by the dismissal of Li Hung Chang from office by the Emperor of China. i.ong cipher despatches have been sent to M. Pavloff. the Hussion representative at Pekin. Instructing him to use pressure to secure the old statesman's reinstatement. The check, however, is only considered temporary. The correspondent udds that tho Ilusso Chlnese Bank is printing in St Petersburg two million bank notes of various denomina tions for circulation iu China, where they will be officially stamped. Pekin. Sept. 11. There Is u feeling of un certainty among the officials here, arising from the fact that tho Emperor is dully dismissing and promoting officials. M. I.OCKROY MAY RESIOS. He Will Retire from the Ministry it Gen. Zurllnden Is Forced Out. Xpeciat ( able Detjtaick to Tux His. Pabis, Sept. 11. It is said tills evening that M. l.-icUrov. Minister of Murine, will resign if the Cabinet cause the resignation of Gon. Zurllnden, Minister of War. by grunting a re vision of the Dreyfus COM). M. Lockror, as a member of the Chamber of Deputies and as Minister of Marine, both iu the Bourgeois Ministry and the present llrisbon Cabinet, has been outspoken in his criticisms of the French Navy. Since Parliament ad journed be tuts been making speeches advo oatlng radical changes la naval coast ruoiion and criticising the admlulatrativu dAsartiuont I W the navy. j REVOLT IN THE CAROLINES. NATIVES RISE TO OVERTHROW THE RVLE OF SPA IX. They Drive the Spanish Garrison Refore) Them and the Troops Take Refuge In the Fortifications at Ponnne A (innnont. Kent In Guam for Aid, Is .supposed to Ro Oar Prise -Spain May Lose tho Oroup. Sin Francisco, Sep). 11. The Caroline group of Islands, which Ibis country contem plated seiring had the war with Spain been pro longed, is probably by this time In tho hands of tho natives of the gr-.up and the Spanish garrison is wiped out. This news reached this city In letters from Honolulu brought by the steamer Coptic. The story was taken to Hono lulu by a small trading schooner which touched at the Carolines. Two native Kings of Hie group who had long been nt wnr with each other, some months ago declared a truce, combined tholr forces and be gan a wit r against f he Spanish authorities. The Spaniards were concentrated at Ponapa. and it was here that the natives made their at tack. Tho blacks attacked with such vigor and In such numbers that tho Spanish were compelled to retreat and tnko shelter In the barracks which they held. The gunboat Uuloros was then despatched to Guam for aid. But on arriving thero she found tho American flag floating and the gunboat on duty at that port missing. The Quloros did not return to Ynp In tho Caroline group, and It was thought that sho was lost. Tho supposition was that sho had gone to "join Dewey." and thut tho Ladrone garrison of Americans havo possession of her. There were 200 soldiers in Pontine, but they wero poorly supplied with ammunition and In no position to resist a prolonged attack. Tha supposition Is that the place was captured and tho Spanish garrison wiped out. The entire group, unless the Spaniards mad an unexpected stand, must be by this time la possession of tho natives. Tho American missionaries aro probably safe, ns thoy stand well with the natives, who. though thoy may not love the missionaries par ticularly, love the Americans. This story is confirmed by James Wilder of Honolulu, who recently returned to Hawaii from a tour lu the Carolines. He said that at that time the natives were much discontented and were preparing for a revolt He also said that Americana were welcomed by the natives. THREE HOUSES BLOWN UP. Four Dead and Eighteen Kissing In a Phila delphia Explosion. Philadelphia. Sept. 11. Three buildings on South street, below Fifteenth, were shattered completely to-night by a mysterious explosion, which resulted In the known death of four per sons, three of whose bodies are In the morgue. Eighteen other persona are missing. The buildings destroyed are 1442-4-6 South street. The first waa occupied by Abraham Goldburg as a furniture store and dwelling, the second by Samuel Sebotteu Stein as a gro cery, and the third by a Russian named Suttenose, who kept a shoe store. The ex plosion occurred about 7 o'clock. Tbo concus sion was sharp like that of dynamite. The three buildings, with all the oooupanU in them at the time, were rased lo tha ground, and tho panes Of glass In other build ings on both sides of the street for tho distance of nearly a block were smashed. A lire started in one of the build ings, which gave rise at first to a belief that the explosion was caused by gasoline in the basement of Sebotten Stein's grocery. Tha force of the disturbing element was so florae and sharp, however, that the police are con vinced that some high explosive caused tho destruction, and their theory Is that It origi nated from some substance of this nature kept upon the premises by Suttonoso. the Hussion shoe dealer. There was very little fire. This waa soon ex tlnguished by the city Are apparatus. If an ex plosion ot such torriflo energy had been pro duced by gasoline the flames resulting bona it would have swept an entire block. The police began at onoe the search for tho dead and Injured. The bodies of Samuel Bebotten Stein and his son, Maurice. 18 years old. were found In the debris. Tha body of a 10-year-old girl was found In the roar Of the building. She la thought to bo one of the Goldburg family. The occupanta of all the buildings were Jewish families, and a large number of persons In each family lived in them. Fourteen persona, some oooupanto of the destroyed premises and others living la tho vicinity, were injured and taken to hos pitals. The police cave np the search for bodies at midnight, and at that hour thero were fifteen persons unaccounted for. including Suttenose, who kept the shoe store. WE RAISE THE SPANISH: WLAQ, The Resolute at Havana Helps Celebrate tha Birthday of Alfonso's Sister. Special Cable Duvatch to Tax Bus. Havana. Sept 11. To-day la the eighteenth anniversary of the birth of the Infanta Maria de las Mercedes, the eldest sister of King Al fonso, who was Queen of Spain until the birth of her brother. Every ship In the harbor displayed the Span ish flag tn honorof the day. including the E so lute, the vessel which brought the Amenoan Military Commission to this port. Special services were held In all tha ohurohea. Exactly" at noon a salute of twenty-one guns waa fired In honor of the Infanta. MINISTER LOOMIS COMINO. He firings a Cane for McKinley from the) President of Venezuela. Special Cable Da, atck to Tun Sux. Cabacab, Venezuela. Sept. 11. Mr. Francis B. Loomis. the American Minister, will sail to morrow on the steamer Abydos for New York. He lathe bearer of a handsome cane, which President Andrude has sent as a gift to Presi dent McKinley. JIri.V CAN'T OO HOME. Fnslonlsts Are Howling Rrcause They Keetl the Politicians of the Third Nebraska. Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 11. lu spite of all re ports to the contrary, the State Administration has received a telegraphic despatch from Col. Bryan that ho will not be In Nebraska In time to take pnrt In the fall campaign. The man agers ot the fusion foroes aro very much ax usperated over tho turn affairs have taken con cerning tho Silver llattu'ion. As a matter of fact a vory largo percentageof the private and all of tho officers of Col. Bry an's command aro fusion politicians ot more or less influence. The loss of such a body of managers moans a pctciithil menace to tho fortunes of the fusion forces of tho State. Gov. lloleomh has repeatedly telegraphed th War Department and the members of the Ne hraskti Congress delegation lu Washington who uillllate. with tho Tusionlsts to uso their Influence to have tin- silver battalion mustered nut lit once, in fact however, the War Depart ment has declined now that the Third Ne braska will bo held until peace is formally doeluri d. In the meantime there have been numsmua charges by loading Democratic and Populist manager-, m tho State liuit 11. Bryan j is-ing deliberately k.-pt swat froiu tb Siutu lu order to affect the resllll of tho election. Cob Iti-van refus.-s to intimate such a tiling, though he litis been called upou to do so by t h. xebrasku State oftiululs, lie re plies that ho will have nothing to say until ho quits the service of the Government, but fiatl uittoe thai he will then iuive something tn) av About Ut treatment of th Third Nebraska.