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VOL LIVI.-KO. 20. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898. BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTS. FILIPINOS ARE DRILLING. twet wilt, riowr if wn rvmr them ormn to bpai. Hundreds of Mas Are Ballstlag la Their Rank Every IHj-Mht Rwinlti front Manila Tho y Ara Copying Oar Military 0 Taction-Money Poors In far Their If cede. gaisfsl CUM DiBm at Tn ttnr. LorrDOK. Bept. 30. A despatch to the Ttm from Manila says that tha Insurgents, urged by constant mmoni of tha Intention ot the Ameri cana to ratatabltah Spanish role, eontlau ac tively recruiting their army. Hnndrada of men In Manila are enlisting daily, and troop ara drilling- everywhere. Oreat diligence I exhibited in Imitating tha A morion formation and manual, particularly aa regards rolley Bring. Tha Intrenehments in certain poaltiona ara being strengthened. A vigilant line of pick eta U kept outelde tha suburbs. ' f At the same time tha attitude of the Insur gents is muoh more friendly than before tha evacuation of their poaltiona near tha etty. Several thousand rifles and four new Maxim sun were recently landed. The rrovtnoial leaders are paring into tha Insurgent treaaory a certain portion of the funds captured from the convents, proteasing to reserve tha remainder for tha payment of their troops. ' This meana that they keep practically Inde pendent of tha central authority, preserving tha integrity ot thoir own commands. A General occupying one rteh province seat Aguinaldo f35.000 in cash last week. 1 1 Agitation among the Insurgents la stimulated by the Clerical party, which uses every effort to Influence the natives against the American oc cupation. Evidence to thla effect la absolutely trust worthy, although tha Archbishop and other prominent ecclesiastics strenuously deny any knowledge ot such action and solemnly dis claim personal participation therein. Strikes In all industries ara becoming more ,7 extensive daily. Tha labor question is fast growing serious. The Americans unwisely continue to pay ) nearly three times the usual wages, thus caus ing discontent to spread rnpidly in every olaas of workmen. All the manufacturers are much hampered. The tramways are frequently stopped and railway operations are seriously crippled, and a discontinuance of the service Is threatened. The striker naturally drift into the insurgent i ranks, and consequently labor disturbances 1 are not discouraged by the tnsurdltit leaders. The news from Washington thai I ho Oregon and Iowa had been ordered to Manila, and that F - 00,000 tons of coal would be shipped I ramedi- ' t, ately, la interpreted by the Americana aa proof itSf ' of the inteution of the Government to hold Luzon. Nothing important is reported from the In surgent Congress. Sessions are daily held at Malolos. The chief element of cohesion is con fessedly the fear of the return of Spanish . m domination. If the insurgents received reasonable assur ance of a permanent foreign occupation it is believed that the disintegration of the revolu tionary Government would be speedy and com plete. I Referring to the confinement of Spanish pris 1 oners in the walled city, mentioned in The .m Bin's despatches of Sept. 17, the eorresixind ent of the Timet says thai the place is much overcrowded. I It is impossible in the nlisei of proper ap pliances to .mprove the present unsatisfactory unitary conditions. 'i'ne urgent necessity of removing the prison ers is fuliy recognized by the authorities, but there is no remedy In sight. The health of the American troops and the prisoners is seriously threatened. Nearly 10 per cent, of the Amerivaus are already on the K sick list. juohk moors ton ma ml a. Can. Otis' Request for a stronger Force Has Iteen Kept Merree. Washington. Sept. 10. In view of advices received from Major-Gen. Utls In regard to the situation In the Philippine Islands, the Admin istration has decided to seud reinforcements to Manila to the number of from 5.000 to 6.000. Orders were issued from the War Department 1 to-day directing the despatch of about Ave regiments of volunteer troops from Han Fran cisco aa soon as transportation can be provided for them. This Is the text of the order: Washixutoh, Sept. 10. Ctm4xvdiita (Iff rat Dapaetmtax California. .Tea With the approval of the acting Secretary of War, the Fifty-first Ohio, Twentieth Kansas. First Tennessee. First Washington, and de taohment ofSecorid Oregon Volunteer Infantry, nowat San Francisco, are hereby relieved from duty In the Department of California, and will proceed to Manila. Philippine Island, report lug on arrival for duty to the commanding General United States forces at that point. The Quartermaster's Department will fur nish tbe necessary transportation, especial care being taken to provide sufficient space, and tbe subsistence end medical departments are charged with providing ample and suitable supplies furnished by their respective depart ments to insure the comfort, well being, and health of the troops en route. By command of Major-Gen. Miles. H. C. Cozbin. Adjutant-General. The Administration haa concealed carefully the full text of the message received at the War Department last week In which Oen. Otis said that no more troops were needed. It is ex plained now that that statement waa made in response to a query from the War De partment aa to whether he needed sny more reinforcements than those which It waa intended to send from the force now stationed at Ban Francisco. The explanation la further obtained from a trustworthy source that thla . despatch waa preceded by a message saying that reinforcements were needed Immediately. In that message Gen. Otis described tbe atti tude of the Insurgents as threatening, despite the apparent docility of their leader in direct ing the withdrawal of his forces from the city aad suburbs of Manila. Gen. Otis described at some length the need of a strong garrison to meet a possible out- 4 break of the native forces, and he indicated plainly that he did not have great confidence in the assurance or present action of Aguinaldo. It was this despatch which led tbe President to consult with Acting Secretary Melklejohn and Gen. Miles, after which it waa decided to reinforce tbe Manila army aa soon aa possible. Tbe War Department has learned that aeveral ( ships of the transport fleet on tbe Pacific will reach Ban Francisco within a day or two proba- Mr. In response to an inquiry from the War Department. Gen. Otis sent a despatch which waa received in Washington to-day. aa follows: To Aon Junto is a War, sostiagton ; Pennsylvania. Sent. 0; Newport. Sept. 13: Zea Muak Aug. 24. in dry dock. Ngeekl. repair ing; Peking, under contract of navy, date of departure unknown. Part of vessels proceeded by way of Nagasaki and part by Honolulu. Ons. Commanding. The War Department later In the day sup plemented the orders for the despatch of troops from Ban Francisco by directing that four eom panlea of recruit already organized on tbe Pa cific coast be sent to Manila with the rest of the expedition to All vacancies In regiments stationed there. Bah Fbakcisoo. Sept. IP. The orders re ceived to-day for the despatch at onee to Ma nila of the five regiments now at Presidio caused great rejoicing among the volunteer who hare suffered from hope deferred for weeks. Various regiments, especially the First Washington Volunteers, who have been ao long assigned to garrison duty In the de partment, were awakened out of their lethargy and Presidio waa the scene of even greater ex citement than on the memorable day when the First United State Infantry was ordered to Cuba. Each regiment sent up a wild cheer when the news waa announced. From the glade In which the Tennessean are encamped UP to the hill where the Iowans are quarterod t here went up n rousing hurrah. Every band waa turned out to play joyous tunes. The Tenneeaeane were more demonstrative than any of the other regiments. " Dixie " sounded from their camp airday. Over 8.SQ0 officers and men are included In tbe new orders. The men of the Seventh nnd Sixth California Volunteers who have received inustering-out orders are very sad over the new, as theyare shut out from any chance of going to the Philippines. It seems surprising that the two troops of the Fourth United States Cavalry stationed at Presidio have not been included In the assign ment. They are among the few regular troop remaining here and are distinguished for their excellent discipline and the energy or their officers Six troops of the regiment are already at Manila, and it baa long been the hope of the remaining troops at headquarters that they would be sent to join the others. At the re cent review on Presidio Heights the fine horse manship and drill of this little squadron of regular cavalry was commented upon. Transport Ion is the question awaiting de cision now. There is no obstacle to prevent the troops assigned for duty at Manila from leaving at once except t he lack of hl na to carry them. No transports are in the harbor. The ships of the second and third expeditions to Manila are believed to be en route here. Ool, Long, who la in charge of all such matters, said thla evening: "Gen. Marcus Miller has been to see me re garding transportation. We-will hardly seek any new transports, as exierience has taught us that fitting them for troops cannot lie done in a few days. There Is every reason to sup pose that the second and third expedition transports are now returning. The China is looked for on Wednesday. .The Zeelandla. China, and Senator composed the second ex pedition, and while the China, being the fastest ship, win strive soonest, the other two should follow in a few days. "The Indiana. Ohio. Morgan City, City of Para, Valencia and Newport were for the third expedition. As orders were to Oen. Merritt to send back all the transports not needed, these undoubtedly are also on the way. Seven thou sand men can easily be accommodated on these veseelh el allow lots of room for eueh msn. I should si - that three or four days would lit iliem fin sea It will bo economy of tiaieand money for the Government to use these trans ports. To --ecu re others and turn them into troopships might take a month or two." Col. Baldwin, who is chief purchasing Com missary, will not have to buy anything for the contemplated expedition A fortnight ago he was apprised by the Chief Commissary at Washington that such a move might be ex pected. He quietly made his arrangements and ha now In store or contra "ted for ration for the voyage, ana for months to come. This makes it evident that the Government antici pated the order issued to-day by ten days at Ient. and that they were not the result of an emergency orof sudden bad news from Manila. Among army officials the inference is that while Major-Gen. Otis has reported that he has no neetl of more men. the uncertain conditions in the islands make it advisable to reinforce lim. An army officer said to-night: " I believe what has caused the Govern ment to despatch. these sdditlonal troops Is the moral effect it will produce. "The Peace Commission is to meet In Paris op Oct. 15 Our Commis sioners mnv be less hampered in actions and expressions if we sre prepared for any emer gency In the islands. Able to enforce any de mands we may make, our ultimatum would have more weight with men to back it up." OCR DOISGH CRITIt -ISKIt. s omebody Say We Ara Not Acting Fairly Toward tbe Filipino. cr''iaf Cable IsMSJBjfcS. to Tax He. London. Sept. 10. A despatch to the Vaily Hail from Hong Kong says that Europeans from Mauila severely criticise the attitude of the American Army officers toward the Insur gents. They say that the officers are almost criminally Ignorant of the native character, and seem determined to win glory at the ex pense of the insurgents by hatching imaginary plots. These Europeans declare that Aguinaldo. the insurgent leader, has obeyed every order from the Americans whether It was accompanied by threat or not. Everybody was surprised that Consul Willinin- was not sent to Paris instead of a number of ntaff officers who know little of the Philippines. The Mail'. correspondent expresses the con viction that Consul Wildman, the American representative at Hong Kong, who has lived among the Malays and who is familiar with British colonial methods, could arrange every thing satisfactorily with Aguinaldo. In conclusion he says that It Is suicidal follv on the part of the United States not to have sent Mr Wildman to Manila long ago. OIH FELLOWS IS MAM LA. A Branch Wanted In the Philippine-Mr. Lodge on the Fruit of the War. Boston, Sept. 10. The Sovereign Grand Lodge. I. O. O. F.. la holding its seventy-fourth annual meeting in this city. At the business session Grand Sire Carlton said that requests hail been received from members in Manila fo, permission to establish the order In the Philip pine Islands. Special action will be taken on this matter. Bequest have also been received for a branch in the Argentine Republic, from W. D. Mayer, tutted States Consul at Buenos Ayres. A banquet was given in Mualc Hall thla evening. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge replied to the toast: "To the President of the United States." He referred to the fruits of the valor of our soldiers and sailors, and added : " Let us see to it that the fruits of the valor of our soldiers and sailors in foreign lands shall not be lost, and that the freedom extended to the millions of citizens in these lsnds by the force of our arms be not imperilled or betrayed." AC STRIA! COSai'L K I I.I.Kit. Chevalier Max da Proakowets Bun Over by ' a Oar on If I Way Home from Chicago. Chicago. Sept. in Chevalier Max de Proe kowetz, Austro-Hungarian Conaul in Chi cago, waa killed by a railroad train in Fort Wayne at 0 o'clock but night. He waa a pas senger on the Pennsylvania Limited. While the dining car was being cut off at the station he took a stroll through the cars. He did not notice that tbe train had been cut in two, and stumbled headlong just as the baggage ear was being pushed back and was run over. Tne Fort Wayne police took him to Bt Joseph s Hospital, where he died an hour later Both legs were crushed. Chevalier de Proekowetz was just beginning a journey to Europe, where he expected to vlall hi father, Emanuel Proskowetz. the oldest S ember of the Austrian Parliament. He ft Chicago yeateiday afternoon, expecting to be awayabout two months. M. de ProakowetB was able, owing to hla father's wealth, to gratify his taste for study and travel, and he became a member of aev eral learned societies in various countries of Europe. He was appointed Consul at Chi cago In March. 180T TELLOW FRIER IS LOUISIANA. Eight Additional Cases Discovered In aad Near Ham Orleans. Nw Oblxaxi. Sept. lO.-The Louisiana Bute Board ot Health to-day reported three addi tional cases of yellow fever in New Orleans making four in all. All of tbe patients are con valescent. There has been no death. The Bute Board also found Ave. case of yellow fever in an Italian camp at Harvey's Canal, in Jefferson parish, just above New Orleans. Palaad I Peiaadl relnndl Pays, eaartllag. saUaion, usalrtailiy aasurpn. HASTEN THE EVACUATION. TrTK HP AM SW PROP OS AT. TO DEL AT 18 WOT FA PORED. Oar Cabaa Caaaaalaetea Beads to Washing ton tbe Spanish Suggestion That the Time for Evacuation Be Extended to Feb. g Other Proposals We Are Not Likely to Aeeept Aveldaaee of Friction. Spttiot Caolt DapalA u Tarn Rtnc. Havana. Sept. 10. The American Com missioner have consulted the Government at Washington In regard to the Spanish proposal that the time for the evacuation of the island be extended to Feb. 38. The American Com missioners understand that the evacuation muat be rapid, and If the Spanish Transatlantic line cannot furnish steamers enough to carry all the troops In a short time, other vessels will have to be furnished. There is no objection to all the transports sailing under the Spanish flag If a sufficient number of them can be se cured to complete the hundred steamers that could finish the work in two round trips. Even could the vessels be procured, the diffi culty of embarking over 200.000 persons would delay the evacuation for more than a month. By that time there would be no danger of the American troops who are to be sent to garrison the cities and towns contracting yellow fever. The American Commissioners will meet to day to discuss the method of evacuation. '. 'ey are not at all satisfied with the Spanish pian of beginning in the eastern part ot tbe Island, aa Havana Is the most Important place, and It Is necessary that the Americana should have con trol soon of the important departments at the capital. A note was sent to the Spanish Commission ers this morning pointing out the necessity of expediting the evacuation. A strong argument is Spain's own interest in rapid evacuation, aa she is maintaining here at very great expense to her treasury an enormous and idle army. The American Commissioners have also con sulted with Washington concerning a Spanish proposal that after the military evacuation la completed the Spanish administration should continue in the island until the treaty of peace Is signed at Paris. This proposal will probably be rejected to-morrow, aa Gen. Wade. Admiral Sampson, and Gen. Butler ara unanimously ot tbe opinion that such a course would be con trary to the terms of the protocol. In which the Cubsn affair is definitely settled. Independent of any treaty negotiations at Paris. Concerning the disarmament of the volun teers. It is likely that the Americans will ac cept a proposal that they surrender their arms to the Spanish Army. It ia also likely that the Spanish troops will be permitted to take their arms and ammunition with them when they return to Spain, they not having capitulated in battle, outside those who surrendered at Santiago. The American Commissioners are discussing the advisability of addressing a note to the Spanish Commissioners requesting that they be allowed to examine the documents and pub lic records that are being selected by each de partment of the Spanish administration here for transportation to Spain. Tbe Spaniards give aa a reason for retaining some of the doc uments that they refer to accounts of Govern ment expensea which have not yet been ap proved by the Madrid Government, and which must be taken to Spain for approval. The American will probeiieF inu.t that they have all the documents necessary tor a complete understanding of the actual condition of all the affairs of the island. The Spanish Commissioners are carrying out their direct instructions from Madrid. They have been ordered to avoid any friction, and If no agreement is arrived at In spite ot their conciliatory attitude to immediately consult with the Madrid Government. Some of the Spanish residents are trying to convene a general assembly of Spaniards to con sider what course to pursue when the evacua tion is completed. The Marquis of Apeztequa. who is President of the uncompromising Span ish psrty, is making declarations in favor of the independence of the Island and against an nexation. The othermembere ot his party wish the Spanish residents to remain absolutely neutral in Cuban politics. The other element among the Spaniards, which frankly favors an nexation, is working to hasten the evacuation. This party has informed the American Com mission, through a committee, of their desire to have an end made to the abnormal situation, which is paralyzing business and which fur nishes no prospect of early stability. They have also requested that American troops be sent here as quickly as possible. Captain-General Blanco is still sharply solicit ous to prevent possible conflicts and to preserve peace and order. Bettor Galvez. President of the Autonomist Cabinet, was summoned yes terday to a conference with the other members of theCouncil. The autonomists also desire to keep their hold on the administration until the peace treaty is signed. On Saturday. Sept. 17. tbe Spanlah steamer Aviles arrived at Havana from Santiago. She had 1U7 passengers. The Spanish Bank agreed to-day to help out the municipality of Havana by lending it vari ous sums in coin as an advance, and not in accordance with the authority granted by Befior Govln, the Secretary of Bute. The mail steamer Alfonso XIII. will Uke to Bpain to-morrow 201 cases conUlning docu ments for the archives of the military govern ment from the Captain-General's office, that of the MiliUry Treasurer, and other departments. Befior Fernandez de Castro. Civil Governor of Havana. I slightly ill. Orders were Issued to-day to the chief officers ot the garrison of Havana fortresses com manding them to wear the uniforms of their rank with side arms, and forbidding their appearance in public In civil garb. Lino Pastor of Landero, CapUIn of tbe Port of Havana, will sail for Bpain to-morrow. He ia on the sick list. He will be succeeded in that office by Jose Maronoo, Chief of Buff in the navy. At Ban Antonio, in the province of Havana, no meat haa been eaten In two days. Persons who came to Havana to buy cattle were unable to obtain any, as extortionate prices were asked. They say that while the blockade waa on there never was lack of meat In Ban Antonio. Tbe IHario lr la Marina on several occasions haa spoken of the necessity of Introducing cat tle free of duty, as a measure that will not only benefit the people of Cuba but the land also, inasmuch as agricultural work in the fields Is at a standstill on account ot tbe lack of work ing oxen. During the first fortnight of September 177 persons died at Guinea. A hospital will soon be established near Bemedioa for tbe sick and wounded of tbe camp there. The order removing from his rank the In surgent Major Nicolas Yero. It Is reported, baa not been enforced. Captain-General Blanco called last night on the American Commission at the Balon Trocba In El Vedado. He waa courteously received by Gen. Duller. AtH o'clock to-night Befior GiranU, Secretary of the BpanUh Commission, waa conferring with tbe Secretary of tbe American Commis sion at the Balon Trocba The American Commissioners left the Reso lute this afternoon and took up their quarters at the Balon Trocba. It is said that Mine tl2.000.000 is expeoted here trom Spain for the payment of the troops. The money Is not coming la specie, but tn bills of the Bank of Bpala. OeiBsxtedietoottheWwikihAjgapsjyrgc. Lezcano of the University of Havana struck each other with oanes In Obispo street this af ternoon. Aa Col. Benedloto Is well known as the officer who led the Spanish troops when the Cuban General. Nestor Aranguren, waa killed while visiting his sweetheart, and aa Prof. Lezcano la Cuban, tbe incident has been commented upon aa having political significance. The fact of the trouble Is that both men fought without ever having previously spoken a word to each other. They met on the sidewalk, which ia very narrow, and Ool. Benedloto. believing that Prof. Lezcano wished to push him Into the roadway, used his cane against the Professor, who struok back at him. RT.ASCO RBADT TO TTOnT. e Bay If Peace Tails tbe Arary ta Caba Will Do Its Duty. Sptial CahU Dapattk to Tn Boa. Madrid. Bept. 10. Captain -General Blanco has sent a message to the Government through Oen. Pando. hla second In command, who haa arrived here, to the effect that the army in Cuba will do Its duty In the event of tbe failure of the Peace Commission and a renewal ot hostilities. Acccaw va or imhjxanitt. They Say In Madrid That We Turn tbe Spanish Sick Out of the Hospitals. .'wnl Cmolt DMBOfc to Tn Btm. Madrid. Bept 10. The mortality among the troops returning In the tranaporta.from Cuba is ascribed to the Inhumanity of the Americana In compelling them to embark so that the hos pitals could be cleared for the American slok. Of the thousand men who returned on the San Ignacio 123 died on the voyage. The Ministers charged with drawing up the Instructions to be observed by the Paris Peace Commissioners met yesterday. According to semi-official newspapers the payment of the coupons ot the Cuban debt ia assured. It is probable that Admiral Montojo. whoee squadron waa destroyed by Admiral Dewey's ships In Manila Bay. and Major Sostoa. director of tbe Cavito arsenal.who have been auspended by the Supreme Council of War, will be court martialed. London. Sept 10. A deenatch to the Central News trom Madrid aaya that the Spanish Gov ernment is attempting to secure a loan through the Rothschilds, giving as security the reve nues of the Almaden quicksilver mines In New Castile. If the Rothschilds refuse to make overtures toward floating the loan, another English house will be asked to do so. Gen. Jaudenes, the commander of the Span ish troops at Manila, reports that the Insurrec tion of the Tagalos Is Increasing. Gen. Klos. Governor of the Vlsayas and Act ing Governor ot the Philippines, proposes numerous reforms. eARRiaoyixo twb rowjra. Out Troops Occupy Mora of tha Porto Kican District. Special Cable Despatch ta Tax Bus. Ponce. Porto Rico. Sept. 10 Detachments of American troops are proceeding to-day to garrison the places not held by the Spaniards. Company C of the Sixth Massachusetts goes to Lares, Company D of the Fourth Illinois to liuinaco. and two companies rrom Mayaguez to Aguadilla. Tbe commissary ahlp Stillwater takes trom Arroyo to Vieguez Island a company from Grant's brigade. This afternoon 100 Spanish prisoners were turned over by the Americans to the Spanish commander at Albonlto. The yellow fever scare has entirely subsided, and there are no more suspects. ROUOB RIDERS AT WHITE HOC8E. They Let Loose a "Wah-Wahoo" Cheer Whan Talking to the President. Washinoton. Sept. 10. Eleven members of Roosevelt's rough riders awoke the White House from its dignified quiet to-day. They were Senrt. Frank Hill. Kergt Thomas O'Neill. Corporal Frank Briggs. Quartermaster-Sergeant J. S. Mohler and Privates William Woods, Ben Slaughter. J. S. Moore and Elvin C. Ash of Troop U. and Sergt F. G. Devore. Wagoner C. 8. Ryan and Private C. E. Marshall of Troop K. Some of them have been at the hospital for convalescents established al Washington Barracks, and others are on their way home from Montauk and stopped over in Washington to see the sights. They reached the White House after the regular visiting hours, but the doorkeepers were lenient and permitted them to enter. But the rough riders wanted to seo President Mc Kinley, and because they were from Roose velt's regiment one of the White House em ployees took their request to the President. It is unusual for Mr. McKinley to receive un official visitors outside of the regular recep tion hours, except by special arrangement, but he responded cheerfully to the request, and went down into the East Room to see the picturesque group. He shook hands with all of them, made inquiries about their health, and put the eleven men very much at their ease. Then he asked them if they would enlist again if their services were needed. The answer came in a manner unexpected by the President. "Will wer" yelled the rough riders in cho rus. "Well, wall wahoo." It was the "wah-wahoo" which started the echoes in the old mansion. Mr. McKinley looked surprised, then pleased, and laughed as the last notes of the vociferous response died away. Then he ahook hands all round again and went back to hla desk. One of the rough riders had his arm In a sling. He Is Sergt. Devore. who was wounded at La GiiiiHlmasou June 24. when Allyn Capron. the Captain of his troop, and Hamilton Fish, a fellow Sergeant went down before the Spanish bullets. HELD UP A BTAOX, The Lone Bobber Was Recognized, Caught and Pleaded Hunger. Ban Fxancisco. Bept 10 Victor Colwell. who was recently a clerk with the 8. P. Taylor Paper Company of Ban Francisco, held up a stage between Boltnaa and Ban Rafael to-day and robbed six passengers of 155 in coin and considerable jewelry. He had a bandana over tbe lower part of his face, but tbe driver recognized him and warned the Sheriff when he reached Ban Rafael. The Sheriff captured Oolwell on the road. He pretended that he was searching for an escaped qonvict until he got near Colwell. when he pulled a revolver, and the highwayman surrendered. Colwell said he waa out of work and had had nothing to eat for three days. But 17 in money waa found on him in addition to the pro ceeds of the robbery. He is said to have robbed the stage with the coolness of a veteran. Ho made all the passengers get out, and then said the three women could return to the 2oacli. He compelled the driver to go through the three male passengers, snd when one did not pan out wen forced him to search the man again. AiChiuamau fell down from fright and waa searched while on the ground. Colwell bad the express and mall pouch thrown out, but finally decided not to rifle them. Ol'Jt AOK.VT IN CRETE. No CoaflraiaUou of tha Beport That He Was Billed la tbe Bleu. Wasxumoton. Sept. 10 Mr. A. A. Adee. the Acting Secretary of State, sent a message to the United BUtea Embassy In London to-day asking for information aa to the truth of a re port tha' the United States representative at Caudta. Crete, had been killed In the riou there. The answer waa that no report on tbe alleged occurrence had reached the Embassy. Alfred kiteffesa101 Palaad Beats Wades'. iiBmMsadaa4rwmilct lea Base parity. tmMmkVamkmwkimmkWkikWkmkWkWkmkWRm KRUM HERE TO SEE PLATT. WITI.L AWtitrxCK THAT kj.ack wii.t. ar.tr to the xirn. Tba Schoharie County Statesman Cam Di rect from a Conference of the Oov erner's Friend In Albaay Testerday I.lent.-Oov. Woodruff Kxaet Position. The Hon. Hobart Krum of the village of Scho harie. Schoharie county, arrived at the Fifth Avenue Hotol last night Mr. Krum is the Sen ator from the Twenty-seventh district which Includes the counties of Hamilton. Fulton. Montgomery and Schoharie. Senator Krum has been considered the prime minister of Gov. Blaok'a Cabinet at Albany. He left his home In Schoharie village for the purpose of participating In a conference of Gov. Black's friends which was brld at Albany yesterday. When Senator Krum turned up at the Fifth Avenue Hotel last night be was received with more than ordinary interest. He has been the lifelong friend of Senator Piatt. For twenty years the Senator haa said that Hobart Krum waa the Abe Lincoln of Iho Re publican party of the State of New York. Sen ator Krum is nearly 70 years old. He baa al ways been considered a wise and candid ad viser of Senator Piatt He ia not like some Re publicans, who in past years have surrounded Mr. Piatt. If he thlnka Senator Piatt ia going wrong, he does not hesitate to say so. The fact that Hobart Krum comes from Schoharie, a county which has never in IU history sup ported a Republican candidate for President haa never reflected upon tbe Republicanism of Senator Krum. for the reason that his Senate district is made up of other counties which have been loyal to the Republican cause. Senator Krum did not wish to say very much for publication last night. He admitted that he had come to New York for the purpose ot talk ing to Senator Piatt about the Republican sit uation in the State. He said that he would like to have published the following declaration which he made: " 1 am for Frank S. Black for a renominatlOD aa Governor of the State of New York." Senator Krum told some of his friends that he had participated In a conference at Albany yes terday with Gov. Black's friends, and that he could assure them that Gov. Black would remain a candidate for Governor until the last vote of the verv last delegate of the t'Tl Is cast in the State Convention at Saratoga. Senator Krum in a general conversation said that Col. Roosevelt had many friends In some of the Republican country districts, but he insisted that Gov. Black had a treat number of friends in the cities of the first and saeond class In the State. Senator Krum. when speaking of political matters, does not like a lot of dhcap-Johu statesmen, reflect on this man or that man. He talks in a quaint, old-fashioned way, confining his re marks to the justice or injustice of the situa tion under discussion. Senator Krum. it was said last night, will have one of his old-fashioned talks with United States Senator Piatt to-day. He will make It known to Mr. Piatt, it was added, that Gov. Black will not. under any circumstances, with draw sea candidate for renominatl n, but on the contrary, will remain In the race should every delegate except those from the county of Rensselaer desert him In the convention. Some ot Senator Piatt's friends within the last forty-eight hours have believed that Gov. Black. In view of the overwhelming sentiment for Roosevelt, should retire from the race. Thsy have said that Gov. Black should do this lecause there was no desire to humiliate Gov. Black by a small vote for him In the Re publican State Convention. Senator Krum does not believe, it was made known last night, that Gov. Black will be humiliated In any war. It was very refreshing to talk with him. He la far different in his conversation from the vln dtotlve men of the two factions ot the Republi can party. He talks like an amiable, wise and friendly sen ant of the Republloan party. Senator Krum said that he did not believe theouteome of the Republican Bute Conven tion would leave any wounds or scars, for the reason that all Republicans were In terested in winning the fight this fall. He said that ho had welcomed the controversy over the candidate. He believed that a healthy rivalry was for the best interest of the Repub lican party. He added that ho believed Gov. Black had made a good Governor. He spoke of the Governor in the highest terms and insisted that Gov. Black will not retire as a candidate for renomlnatlon. The vast majority of the delegates in all the boroughs which make up the city of Sew York are opjtosed to the renomination of Gov. Black. This fact will be demonstrated In the con vention. This statement naturally leads to the status of Timothy L. Woodruff as to a renomlnatlon for Lieutenant-Governor. Mr. Woodruff's position was made still clearer on this subject last night. He is not a candidate for renomlnation except as the side part tier of Frank S. Black, and ho will nut be a candidate for renomlnation for Lieutenant-Governor in the Republican State t onventlon without the absolute and positive consent of Gov. Black's friends. Some of the newspapers have discussed the availability of Herschel Roberts, deputy In the State F.ngineer's office at Albany, as the prospective candidate for State En gineer and Surveyor at Saratoga. Republi cans conversant with the situation said last night that such an idea was preposterous, for the reason that no inemlierof Statu Engin eer Cam pbcll W. Adams's office could be thought of for such a place. MR. CHAMBERLAIlf'a SEW VHRASE3. America's Destiny Abroad and the Friendly Sentiments of England. Boston. Sept. 10. The Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, who is now the guest of his wife's family in Dan vers, has put some of his ideas into new phrases in an interview just printed. He is quoted as saying: "Your country is growing. You can't re sist its development It Is not supposable that Washington would have maintained the same attitude if conditions had essen tially altered, as they must have altered In a hundred years. Your Constitution does not forbid growth or expansion. Your position In tbe Philippines is almost parallel with the one we faced in Egypt. Lord Herschell said: 'Why not get out?' But I said: 'How can we get out?' " ; Cuba, Mr. Chamberlain said, was entirely different The people there had some idea of government He did not believe in a pro tectorate "Do the job thoroughly," be said. Asked If lie thought the regard for America which he held extended to all classes tn Eng land, he said: "Yes, from the man with the dinner pall to the Lord in the banquet hall. But," he add ed, "the recent change is all on your part. It Is not a new growth with us. You have only recognized it now, but it baa been there long." SMOKELESS POWDER FACTORT. Work to Be Begun on a Plant for tbe Navy Near Washington. Wabbinoton. Sept 10. Work has been be gun on the first large Government powder manufactory for the navy, about two miles from the naval proving sUtlon at Indian Head and within twenty-three miles of Wash ington. The new factory Is being built under an appropriation of $17.000 se cured last session, and when In operation will have a greater capacity for smokeless powder than any private concern in the coun try. With that at Newport.whlch delivers about 1,1100 pounds of powder a day, the Navy De partment should have within less than six months two factories capable of supplying practically all the smokeless powder that it may require ou a peace basis The construction work will be In charge of Lieut. Beruadou, an expert on the develop ment of smokeless powder. Re commanded the Wtnslow In her flght off Cardenas, where tie was severely Injured at the time Ensign Bagley waa killed. Lieut. Beruadou will begin his work soon after the expira tion of hi sick Isave this month and intends pushing the project so that It msy be completed early next year. The plan call for a plant capable of producing between three and Ave thousand pound of smokeless Kwdera day. or about double the amounts now log furnished the navy by the Duponta and the California Powder Works. Uncle flasa Impart Aaasnunltloa. The Belgian eteamship Equatoria. which ar rived yesterday from Antwerp, brought for the Government 1,1.10 cases of cartridge shells, 100 cases of cartridges, 047 cases of cannon and cannon carriaxee, 100 case of smokeless powder, 12 cases of prlmei and 1 ,420 cases of ' wetgunootton. Laadeanarry latai Water ass a navur that suae I ttewJeyaU. D ahasas away artsaaU tmelss,-dea. KaTwwwArt'a iwpawirs. a Vacillate Between ftalclde and Making a Clean Breast of It, awaWsl Ooati PmbwMU to Ta law. Lowdo, Sept. 10 Public cariosity In Eng land and France, which was greatly piqued by the promised revelations ot Major Eaterhaxy la the Dreyfus case. Is still unsatisfied. The Paris papers announced to-day that Eaterhaxy bad returned to Paris and had declared that he did not Intend to make a statement. This is false. The correspondent of turn Btm had a long conversation with Eaterhaxy In England to-day. Scoundrel though the ex-officer It, he retains some peculiar Ideas of honor. He is now vacillating between committing auiclde and making a clean breast of hla Infamies. He haa already made a full verbal confession to thro responsible persons, but persistently delay putting It Into writing and refuses to permit IU publication at present The principal reason for thla seems to he that hla confession will not have sufficient political effect unless It la held until the Chamber of Deputies meets. Esterhaxy's justification for all that he haa done In the Dreyfus ease ia interesting to mor alists. It is embraced In hla maxim: "A sol dier should place bis conscience as wall as his sword at the disposal of his superior officer." The Berlin correspondent of the Pall Matt Oa trtt Is assured by a member ot tbe Secret In telligence Department of the German War Of fice that neither he nor any of hla colleagues ever directly or indirectly communicated with Dreyfus or even heard of hla name until his trial by court-martial. The general belief of the Berlin military authorities, the correspond ent aaya. is that Dreyfus succumbed to an anti Semitic conspiracy, pure and simple. Paju-b, Sept 10. It Is expeoted that the com mission to examine the matter ot revision of the Dreyfus case, which will begin Its sittings on Wednesday, will continue its session for ten days. Tbe Duke of Orleans issued the following man ifesto on the Dreyfus case this evening : " At last the promoters of the odious plot agalnat the honor and security of the Father land have thrown off the mask. Intimi dated by them the Ministers bare low ered themselves so far aa to become their accomplices. Nothing has made them shrink, not even the affirmations repeated with significant emphasis by all. military or civil, who have succeeded one another at the Ministry of War. " To-day, while admitting that no doubt as to the guilt of the convict haa been raised in their minds, under the falla cious pretext of calming public opinion, whose authorized represenUtlves thoy refuse to consult and in contempt of universal suffrage, without which they are nothing, they come to decide a question which, aa their own deliberations prove, is a national question. "They seek to their own profit to garbles true thought expressed in the French tribune, a thought whloh has made my own heart quiver. "Frenchmen, we are masters in our own country. To be masters In one's own country one must command, not obey servants who are subject to an occult and pernicious power, and who presume to Impose on you the will to which they themselves submit "Will you submit to it Frenchmen, that the Constitution be torn up. even by those whoee sole title it waa. and who traded on it? It exists no longer. Your most sacred rights are outrageously violated. Will you suffer this under the pretext of proving innocent a man whom the military tribunals have condemned as a traitor? It Is tbe army they are trying to destroy, France which they are striving to ruin. " Frenchmen, we will not allow it." The manifesto Is regarded aa a little attempt on the part of the Duke to fish in troubled waters. It appeared too late to afford an op portunity for much comment Apart from Royalist circles, tho first impres sion that can be gamed is that it Is regarded as no sillier than previous similar efforts by the same individual, and that It ia not deatined to have any greater effect than attended them. M. de Pressense, editor ot the Tnnpi. who lately has been a prominent advocate for a re vision of the Dreyfus case, haa been sum moned by the Council of the Legion of Honor, of which he is a member, to defend himself against the charge of making speeches deroga tory to the army. It Is said that one of the first acta of Gen. Chanolne. the new Minister of War, will be to make a thorough change in the staff of the Ministry of War and to effect a complete re organisation of the secret information bureau. OXTARIO'S LOW BIRTH RATE. Sensational Cause Assigned by the Montreal Anglican Bynod. Tobokto. Sept 19. The people of Ontario are somewhat exercised over the discussion in tho Montreal Anglican Bynod on the low birth rate in Ontario. The reason has been ascribed by the ministers largely to causes over which persons have absolute control, and the matter involves questions of grave moral responsi bility. Tbe ministers declare that In every town and city of Canada there are women of good stendlng who are averse to bearing chil dren and act accordingly. Another reason given Is tbe employment of women in stores and elsewhere, driving men to other fields and thus lessening the marriage rate, whloh in Ontario Is far below that of any other country In the world. The migration of young men from the rural districts Is snother cause of the low birth rate. They desert the farms In large numbers for the cities, leaving one son generally and a number of unmarried girls at home. KILLED FATHER AND BROTHER. Then Ward Wolfe Want and Shot Himself on His Mother's Grave. Parixbsbuzo. W. Va.. Sept IB. Ward Wolfe. who was an inmate of an aaylum until recently, went to his home at Rookford. Harrison county, this afternoon and met bis father at the door. He had in his possession a gun, and upon see ing his father pulled tho trigger and killed him instantly. He then looked for his older brother, Oulli Wolfe, whom be soon found and killed Wolfe then walked leisurely to the cemetery where his mother was buried and ahot himself through the head. He died Instantly. On his mother's grave was found a note say ing: "They kicked me out of home and bulled me without a coffin." The Wolfe fam ily was wealthy, owning several hundred acres of rich land on Lost Creek. DIED IS A FIT OF LAVOUIHO. ratal Vblt of a Man with Heart DUeaae to a New Orleaa Theatre. Nbw Obaxans. Sept. 10. William Dauphin while attending the 8t. Charles Theatre last night got into a violent fit of laughing over the performance. The laughter passed into con vulsions and an ambulance was summoned, but Dauphlne died In the foyer of the theatre before it arrived. The doctor gave a certificate of death from heart dlssaae. SHOT A CLKRQTMAX. Mr. Heeaan Wounds the Bev. Mr. Broadus, Who Was Eloping with Hi Daughter. Pxbbi. Oklahoma. Bept. 10. The Rev. C. W. Broadus, a Methodist clergyman waa ahot and probably fatally wounded by James Heeaan yesterday while eloping with Heenan's 17-year-old daughter, Tllli. Broadus has been hold lag meetings near Heenan's farm at Augusta. ana the young man became Infatuated with MANY REFORMS IN CHINA. EMPEROR DECLARES IE FA TOR OF WMBTMBW CITTLtEATIOn. e gay It Is Better Than Chinese tn Many Ways and He Wilt Adapt It flood Fea-tnres-A Postal Karvlea Co tho Whole Kaaplra-Tba Right to Bw Given an ry Peres, to MeaaortnlUa tha Tarawa. awisfat CaU Jiaystot to Tax Bow. Pxxin, Bept lsV-Tbe reforms lately fore shadowed have been embodied la remarkable eeriee ot Imperial edict which arc eaattthMI the native officials. The Emperor haa issued a long explanation of hla new policy, declaring that Western etv lllratlon In many leepeebj Is euperror to tho Chinese. He intends to adopt tho good fea turee of Western civilization, discarding the bad. Tha moat striking edict proclaims the es tablishment of a postal service throughout the empire, and In this his Majesty appeals to ta people to cooperate, aa thsy will tbsreby aid ht strengthening the empire. Another edict confer the right on vraotieany every parson In the empire to memorialise the throne. privilege that has hsretofor bee confined to the favored classes. Another orders that monthly account of the Government' receipts and expenditures be rendered to Pekin. and that thess be published. The Emperor command that the edicts be posted throughout the country to convince tha people that effort are being mad for thalr welfare. In consequence of British pressure the Tsung-li-Yamen haa ordered Huy-u-Fen. who ob tained the concession for the Nowehwway Bail road, to reopen negotiations to obtain the loan for the construction of the line from the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. MFAXJf SIDE WITH THM CZAR. Bbe Favors Disarmament aad Wtll Bead Delegate to the Conference. Special Calle DupatA to Tn Bra. Madbid. Sept. 10. Tbe Government has re plied to the circular of Count Muravieff, the Russian Foreign Minister, approving of the Czar's disarmament scheme and announcing that Spain will send a delegate to the proposed conference. CBUJC-AM9MM TUB dispute. Tbay Agree That Oreat Britaia May Draw tba Plan! Boundary. Special Cast Dttpalck ta Tax Box. Loudon. Sept. 20.- A despatch to the Timet from Buenos Ayres dated yesterday says that the boundary conflict haa been settled. Both Chili and the Argentine Republic will supply Great Britain with statements showing where they agree to disagree, and Great Bri tain will draw the final boundary. TO MARRT IS TO RESIOX. Ot Interest ta Unmarried Female Teachers in tbe Borough of Queen. The Board of Education of the borough of Queens sat In special session at Flushing yes terday afternoon. A discussion was occasioned by the application of a Mrs. Mary Label! for the position of teacher in School 1. Long bland City. Some members contended that married women ehould not be eligible a teacher, while other considered It unwise to discrim inate. After a heated argument Mrs. Labell'e case waa referred to the Committee on Teach ers, and it was decided that hereafter the ap Slicationa of married women for positions a lechers must be indorsed by five member of the board. A resolution was also adopted to the effect that whenever a teacher get mar ried it will be considered equivalent toner resignation. An application from the Jamaica Athletic As sociation for permission to use the Ruth School gymnasium was referred to the Meal committee. BROOKS ADAMS'S PLATFORM. Ha Abandon Bryanlsm aad Comae Oat for Territorial Expansion. Bostoh, Sept. IB. Brook Adams, who I mentioned for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Massachusetts this year, and has just returned from Europe, said to-day : " I am an expansionist, an imperialist, if you please, and I am willing to go further in this respect than probably any one In Massachu setts. I believe In the war. In the policy of ex tension which it has forced on the nation- aad in the manifest destiny of the nation 'a future; but I doubt whether the Democratic party would follow me to the extent of my opinion. But the party which Ukes advantage of the opportunity afforded now for the nation to ad vance to lu proper place in the world Is bound to be vietoriouB." Mr. Adams has been known as a writer and speaker for the free coinage of silver, but he la not a Bryan man to-day, and he now believes that the free-silver issue Is dead, and that It will not be of any Importance In the next Presi dential campaign. MRS. AD HICKS' a DIVORCE MUTT. This Time Bbe Alleged Desertion and Will Oet a Doeree. Wii.minotom, Del.. Bept. 19. In the General Sessions Court to-day Alexander B. Cooper. commissioner In the divorce case of Rosalie B. Addlcks against J. Edward Addleks of Bar State Gas fame, made a return favorable to framing an absolute divorce to the plaintiff. D the absence of any contest, it Is probable that the court will grant the decree. The ground of Mrs. Addicka's application waa that Mr. Addlcks had deserted her for a period exceeding tbe statutory limit of three years. This is her second attempt to secure a divorce from her husband. In her first case she alleged adultery and waa defeated. Mr. Ad dicks want to great expense and trouble to de fend his own character and that of the woman whom Mrs. Addlcks named as co-respondent When the second action was begun and deser tion named as the ground he offered no re-sisUnce, SMOKE AXD FOO OK THE LAKES. Disaster to Vassals Caused by aa Unex plained Condition of the Air. Cbioaoo, Bept. 10. The dense smoke mixed with fog which now hang over the upper lakes Is bringing a long list of disaster to ves sel owners and marine underwriter. The smoke is accompanied by a northwest gale on both I-ike Michigan and Lake Superior. The cause of the smoke Is unknown as no forest free have been reported near the upper lake. t ia thought that the smoke haa come from Area in the far Northwest, aeveral hundred miles distant. Up to a late hour this afternoon the strand ing re ported were: Steamer Lewlatou, Mani towoc to Buffalo with grain, ashore near Scott' Point, Lake Michigan: steamer E. C. Pope. bound from Diiluth to Buffalo with grain, ashore at Vermillion Point, near SUtlon No. b, IaVu Superior: steamer Colorado, Duluth to Port Huron with flour, ashore on Eagle River Reef: schooner Senator, coal-laden for Harbor Spring", ashore on Sklllagalee Beef: tug Sal vor, ashore on Sklllagalee Reef. Another Dark Day In New Hampshire. Manchxstxb. K. H.. Bept. 10.-A peculiar moky darkneaa extended all over southern New Hampshire to-day. The afternoon wa very dark, and the sun looked like a dull red ball The sky had an appearance similar to that on the famous yellow day in tbe early eighties. Oaf Hannutaa. Broad aay and head at A new i3nr-SI- a,