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JTQL LXV1.-K0. 26, NEW YORK, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1898.-C0PYRlGHT.imBY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTS. BLACK TO GO TO SARATOGA the eormtrroB wiz.1, takk charge or bis owk forces. Not tiled Tet Whether He Will (In Into the onTntln to Advocate HI Own HeuomlnaUoa-Platt Man Favor tho Re ' nominattoa of Lieut. -flov. Woodruff 1 On of Nnprrlntanilnii t Aldridge's Friend sy no oa th Tlokat Payn Angry II iniin Aldrldge Koaan I.akawarm to lllnrk -Col. Morgan Slated for Slate Comptroller 8roo Payne and Senator White Are to Re Chairmen of tho Con tentionA Forecast of tho Platform. Hmiatooa. N. Y.. Sopt. 2ft The Hon. Edward Lauterbach and the Hon. Abraham Oniber. the lit tin giants of the Black ramp, arrived in this charming- Tillage this morning. They started originally from New York olty. but they dropped off at Troy last night and had a JBA good old-fashioned talk with Gov. Black. The WW 'li '"'"K ,hat Mr' I-'111'00" n1 Mr- Gruber 1) brought to Saratoga thla morning was that l Gov. Black will arrive here to-morrow and take full command of hid fight for a renomlna jf Hon. It has not yot been settled definitely whether Gov. Black will appear personally in ' the convention. That matter will be settled to morrow nfter he has had a talk with his chief lieutenants. Superintendent Payn and Superin tendent Aldrldge. Some of Gov. Black's lieutenants sav to night that they will advise the Governor to throw pn ee.lent to the winds and the dignity of his office out of the window and appear in the convention and from his seat demand that he ha renominated. Gther of Gov. Black's lieutenants advise ugainst such a course ou his f.nn Just what Gov. Black himself thinks about this matter is not yet apparent, but it is known that he telephoned from Troy to night to Mr Lauterbach unking Mr. Lauter bach to present his name in the convention. All along it hns been the Idea that Supreme Court .lustier John Woodward would make the in in in.'ition speech for Gov. Black. Mr. Lauter laeh replied over the telephone to Gov. Black tlmt lie would talk with him concerning his re-liue.-t when the (lovernor arrived to-morrow. Mr Lnuterbaoh told his friends that he is rendy nnd willing to make any sacrifice for (iov. Black nnd apparently so are Mr. Vnyn, Mr. Aldrldge and Mr. (ruber. In a talk with several of tiov. Illnck's lieutenants they . admitted that from the present outlook ho would he defeated in the convention, and yet others are still hopeful nnd bellevo that at the last moment something will turn the tide in favor of the Governor. This Is only a hope. i however. The Governor's lieutenants who ' talked on this subject went on to say that if the Governor developed sufficient strength In the convention to entitle him to official recogni tion as a candidate for Vnited States Senator, this recognition should bo given for the sake of I harmony and serenity In the arty. It should be borne In mind that the lleuten antsof Gov. Black who said that a resolution naming him for United State Senator should be adopted in the convention said that thoy did so without the slightest authority from Gov. Black. They believe, though, and they were very positive in expressing their thoughts, that if Gov. Black has.'itlOor 860 delegates in rlie convention, tho aforesaid resolution nam ing him aathe convention's choice for United States Senator should be adopted for the sake of the future of the party, especially the Imme l dinte future of the partv. Senator I'lntt wa siKiken to to-night on this ! feature of the situation, and ho did not seem to approve of It. Senator Piatt's friends went on to say. Ironically, that th proposition looked too much like a barealn or a deal, and other Republicans who havo been prominent In ad vocating Col. lioosevelt did not vlow with com placency the possibility of Frank Black being I I'nitcd States Senator at Washington for six years and endowed with tho power to do them isMltical injury. Noverthuleas. no man can tell to-night just what the result of Gov. Black's appearance here to-morrow will be. All hands agree that It is a most extraordinary step for the Governor to take, and the majority insist that It Is the last star play in the dramatic epl--.odes of the Republican situation in the State ,i during the last few mouths. Gov. Black's friends said that his arrival would not In any way reflect on the political judgment of Messrs. Payn. Aldrldge, Collins. Katon. I-nuterbach and ( ruber, but that he wanted to head his forces hlmaelf and ride to victory with them or be eruahed with them. The Piatt people, as soon aa they knew of the Governor's prospective visit, consulted aa to what course they should take if the Governor j at the last moment decided to appear In the ! convention and personally lead his forces in the light for a renomination. They began to look around for a speaker competent to an swer Gov. Black and to tell the convention why he should not be renominated. Up to this hour the universal sentiment of the Piatt camp , (rP seems to be that Gen. Stewart L. Woodford ' cji, should be selected for the purpose of confront ing Gov. Black. Col. Abraham Gruber is pre paring a speech also. and. from the present I outlook. Tuesday's session of the convention I will be one that will be remembered for many a day In the history of the Republican party of the State. Word came also that all the Black rooters from Troy and all the officeholders be holdened to Got. Black will be in the galleries of the convention hall with oalliopean voices and bellows-llko lungs with which to make 1 pandemonium. Bom fear to-night that the scenes in the convention may become more than boisterous If not almost disgraceful. Should Gov. Black appear in the convention there Is not a doubt In the minds of all who have looked into this matter that he will meet with a crushing de feat. The Governor doe not seam to mind about that so much, as he is bent upon keeping up the fuss and taking every step to precipitate what may become lasting trouble In his party. In the estimation of some Gov. Black's visit here to-morrow looks a little vindictive and almost malicious on his part. In tho minds of others, who seem to understand Oov. Black thoroughly, hla appearance here will be noth ing extraordinary, for the reason that these men. who have studied Gov. Black, look upon him to some extent aa an able man, but also as an exceedingly egotistical one, and, moreover, a man who can j not clearly perceive the political drift of his party against blm. He tells his friends that he does not believe the stories that the Republi can people of the State of New York do not desire his renomination. He is positive in his conviction that he has made a good Governor, and for that reason he does not see why he should be set aside for another candidate. He does not aeem to care anything about changed conditions or the politics which have been played during the last few years. He Insist. upon a renomination because he believes that h personally deserves it. That la hla doctrine. It was declared, and It is on this doctrine that he will appear here at the head of his delegates and Insist upon a renomination. The Hon. Hamilton Pish, the Hon. Frederick ' Ginbs, and all the other honorable In the li .lubllcan party In the background to-night said that they could not understand for the life of them why Gov. Black Intended to come to Saratoga. Thcso militant Republican warriors i have had their ups and downs and have taken victory with quite as much complacency as de- feat. They are more than political philoao- i phera: they era political stoics, and they are I quite aware that just aa aurely a the sun shall i i Ise the day will come whan political defeat will overtake any nan who enters public life. There la no mortgage upon a pnbllo office. It waa Insisted; but, on the contrary, the well being and the substantial future of a great party la Infinitely more to bo considered than the whims and wishes of men. A party, the political students went on to any. should he guided by principle, and the likes and dislikes of factional clashes should have but one end, the ultimate success of the party for the benefit of the people. Thla is very high sounding. It was added, but nevertheless. It waa Inalsted. It Is what the people, the voters who make and unmake men, demand of a po litical party. Thoae acquainted with the history of the Republican party In the State of New York could not help observing that to-day for the first time In forty years Senator Piatt and Louis F. Payn kept away from each other. These men have been in a hundred lights. They have been political comrades from youth. At all conventions they have visited each other's cot tages and political headquarters. Mr. Payn had always been Mr. Piatt's chief lieutenant both at State and National conventions. Mr. Payn. however, ia here to-day aa the leader of a fac tion agalnat Mr. Piatt, nnd he will remain leader of this faction until Oov. Black sup plants him to-morrow. Mr. Aldrldge visited Mr. Flatt to-day and had a long talk with him. and Immediately after ward a story was started to the effect that Charles H. Babcook, one of Mr. Aldridge's old friends and neighbors In Rochester, could have the nomination for State Treasurer if he so do sired. Mr. Aldrldge did not desire the nomina tion for his friend Baboock. but nevertheless the very fact that he visited Mr. Piatt's cottage at the United States Hotel, and the story concerning Babcock which waa heard Imme diately afterward, seemed to disturb Mr. Payn, because it can be said on very high authority that Mr. Payn and Mr. Aldrldge had a few ruffled moments not long afterward. There waa no serious quarrel between the men, but it can be distinctly said that Mr. Payn. the old friend of Mr. Piatt, objected very atrenuouaty to anything which might look like a break in the Black column, and certainly Mr. I'ayu did not like the talk about Babcock. Mr. Aldridge's friend, taking a nomination for State Treasurer on the ticket which is to be nominated in the approaching convention. Mr. Payn looks like a man very much In ear nest. Mr. Piatt looks like man who seems to re gret that, after all these years of political and personal friendship. Mr. Payn has thought it advisable to array himself against Mr. Piatt and his friends In a State convention. It is not always advisable. It was observed, foroutslders to meddle In the quarrels of men in public life. They are quite competent to settle their own differences, it was Insisted, and yet there can be no harm, and, certainly. It is a matter of news that the episode between Mr. Piatt, Mr. Aldrldge and Mr. Payn bo recorded. Mr. Payn and Mr. Aldrldge were the pink of fashion and the mould of form to-day. They give great attention to their attire, and. for that matter, so do all the Republican politicians of the higher rank. Collector Bldwell. Presi dent Qulgg of the New York County Oommit ; tee. National Committeeman Frederick Gibbs. the Hon. Hamilton Fish, the Hon. Timothy L. Woodruff, and men of that character, not for getting Senator Piatt, give great attention to their raiment. They were all dressed in their Sunday best to-day, and all worked like eo many coal heavers in discussing candidatea. the platform and the hundreds of details of a State Convention. Right here it ahould be said that the tlokat which. It Is believed, the convention will name. Is completed up to a Iste hour to-night as follows: For Governor. Col. Theodore Roosevelt of Oystor Bay. For Lieutenant-Governor. Timotht L. Wood ih'fk of the borough of Brooklyn. For Comptroller. Col. WILLIAM J. Moroan of Buffalo. For Secretary of State. John T. McDonocoh of Albany. According to the political mathematicians Col. Roosevelt will have 700 votes to start with. Thla afternoon the Hon. Francis Hendricks of Syracuse made it known that he should no longer be considered for the nomination for Lieutenant-Governor. Early this morning William Berri. ex-Mayor Schleren, Michael J. Dady, George H. Roberts, Jr., Chairman of the City Committee of New York ; Norman C. Dike, Gen. Wallace, Representative Hurley. Walter B. Atterbury and other Brooklynltes called upon Senator Piatt and announced that they desired the renomination of Lieut. -Gov. Wood ruff. They notifled Mr. Piatt that the solid delegation of 132 members from Brooklyn were for Woodruff. There was a long talk over this matter, for the reason that Mr. Woodruff had publicly announced that he would stand by Gov. Black to the end and would vote for him in the convention if not a single member of the Brooklyn delegation followed him. and. fur thermore, Mr. Woodruff had publicly an nounced that he would not be a candidate for Lieutenant-Governor on a ticket headed by any other candidate than Gov. Black unless he re ceived the unanimous consent of Gov. Black's friends. All this waa made clear in the talk between the Brooklyn delegatea, headed by Mr. Berrl, and Mr. Piatt. No decision was reached in the matter at that time. Later, however. President Qulgg. National Committeeman Glbbs and Col lector Bldwell called on Sonator Piatt, and said. In substance, that in tbelr opinion the vast ma jority of the 18H delegatea from the borough of Manhattan sustained Brooklyn's demand for the renomination of Mr. Woodruff. It must be said in justice to Mr. Woodruff that he had no hand or part In this matter. He had not received the consent of Gov. Blaok'a frienda to bo a candidate for Lieutenant-Governor on any other ticket than one headed by Oov. Black. The movement In Woodruff's favor was an Individual one and came from the Republican politicians below the Bronx who believe that Mr. Woodruff should be renom inated. The Piatt people, from all that can be learned, are determined to go ahead in the con vention and rename Mr. Woodruff. Mr. Wood luffssid to-night: "I shall vote for Gov. Black, and stand by him to the last. I had nothing to do with to day's movement in my favor. All who took pan in that movement will substantiate this statement." Mr. Payn. however, was rather cross when he heard of the determined attitude of Mr. Wood ruffe friends to bring about his renomination. and yet he smiled cynically and said that ho had seen similar things in politics and bad no complaint to make. Tho Piatt people insist positively to-night that Mr. Woodruff is to be renominated. It was announced after this on the highest authority that Col. Morgan of Buffalo is to be thecandidate for Comptroller. This news very greatly pleased Comptroller Roberta, Col. Mor gan, and the Erie county delegates. It was very disappointing to Addison B. Colvtn and his friends. It was saiil that Senator Piatt had sent for Mr. Colvln and requested him to withdraw from the race. This statement to not correct Mr. Colvln's friends decided to-night to keep him In the field, for the reason that there 'are positive re ports from eminent Republicans that they will at the last moment take most drastic measures to prevent the nomination of Col. Morgan. These men said that Col. Morgan's nomination could not be brought about by this convention. They declared that they would go to all ex tremes in an effort to prevent it, and whether these threats amount 10 anything or not the next forty-eight hours will determine These men seem to be opposed desperately to Col. Morgan, and. moreover, they insist with em phasis that they can prevent hla nomination, and that they will certainly make it clear to Senator Piatt that Morgan's nomination will be most unwise. Col. Morgan's friends did not aeem to be greatly exercised over the stand taken against their candidate. They said fhat they did not bellevo anything could be brought agalnat Morgan which would force his retirement. That may be all well and good, but if the threats that are heard to-night are carried out, certain well-known Republicans will stand up In the convention and throw a bomb whloh will retire Col. Morgan aa a candi date for the nomination for Comptroller. It ia admitted that a great many of the threats heard to-night against Col. Morgan come from personal feeling agalnat him. Col. Morgan. It was said, has not been as amiable In the Comptroller's office at Albany as he might have been, and he has aroused antago nisms which are now approaching a head. Still. It was Insisted, throats at a time like this may amount to little or nothing, especially when the men who say that they will prevent Ool. Mor gan's nomination at all hazards refuse to state the nature of the bomb they threaten to throw Into the convention. The selection of John P. McDonough of Albany to be the candidate for Secretary of State Is considered to be thoroughly wise. He was a mom her of the Constitutional Convention. and since then he has been In a place which has enabled him to materially benefit the poorer people of all the cities in the State, and be sides Mr. McDonough Is considered to be a very ablo citizen. Sunday slates are not alwaya Immaculate. Frequently they are broken, and bo It may be said to-night that changes may occur to-morrow. Nothing definite baa been decided con cerning a candidate for State Treasurer, al though the name of Mayor George E. Green of Binghnmton is prominently mentioned for that place. Senator Malby hail a long talk with Senator Piatt to-day In the interest of County Judge John M. Kellogg of St. Law rence as a candidate for Attorney-Gen era). So also did the friends of John C. Davies of Oneida talk with Sena tor Piatt In behalf of Mr. Davies aa a candidate for Attornoy-Goneral. It was said to-night that tho Indications are that tho struggle between Kellogg and Daviea will be allowed to go into the convention, and that the friends of the two men must fight it out In that body, ir this is done the friends of Mr. Davies sav that ha will win in a walk. Mr. Davies is ut present a deputy In Attorney-General Han cock's office at Albany. Strange aa it may appear, no candidate has turned up for Statu Engineer and Surveyor, although the names of Edwin D. North and Goorge E. Waring. Jr.. of New York city have been mentioned. Superintendent Payn assembled the friendsof Gov. Black in his cottage at the United States Hotel to-night. The gathering was merely In formal. No plan of action was decided upon and none will be until Oov. Black arrives to-morrow. Col. Griffith, tho Governor's private secretary, ia already here. The only prominent Black man absent to-night from Superintendent Payn's round-up was Superintendent Aldrldge. and this fact revived the stories heard earlier in the day ol trouble between Mr. I'ayn and Mr. Aldrldge over the Babcock incident, when Mr. Aldrldge met Mr. Tlatt in the latter's cot tage. It was still insisted that no serious breach had occurred between Mr Pnyn and Mr. Aldrldge. and yet it may be set down as n positive fact that while Mr. Aldridge is loyal In every hair of his head to Gov. Black, he is not nearly so bitter in his comments against the Governor's factional adversaries as Mr. Payn. Mr. Aldrldge knows what it Is himself to be set aside as a candidate for Governor. Two years ago in this very spot he had 2S4 dele gates at hla back, and yet, when Gov. Black was aelected by the now famous Wordeu House conference, Mr. Aldridge retired and did not express a single sentiment of disap pointment. No matter how he felt about the matter he kept his own thoughts, and cor tnlnly worked hard for Gov. Black. Still, while he Is loyal to Gov. Black, he does not go out of his way to say unkind things of those who do not believo that Gov. Black would be the strongest candidate that could be uaniud in the approaching State convention. The Hon. Chaunccy M. Depew ia to make the speech which is to bring about the nomination of Col. Theodore Roosevelt. The Hon. Sereno E. Payne of Auburn is to bo temporary Chair man and the Hon. Horace White of Syracuse permanent Chairman of the convention. The Republicans who learned to-night that Benator Piatt and Mr. Payn had kept awny from each other all day long said that they would not believe for an instant that the old po litical and personal ties that havo existed between these two men for nearly half a century had been severed. Mr. Payn's friends said that he seriously differed with Mr. Piatt In the determination to nominate Col. Roose velt Instead of Gov. Black. Mr. Payn it was made known met Mr. Piatt in New York oarly last week and protested for the last timo ugainst the nomination of Col. Roosevelt Senator Piatt in renly reiterated, it waa said, what ho has told all of his political visitors for the last month or two, that Gov. Black could not be re-eleoted. Some folks are talking about a terrific spilt In the Republican party because Gov. Black Is not to be renominated. This view of the situation Is not seriously accepted by those acquainted with the facta. The only people who seem to be bitter at the present time are Gov. Black, Mr. Payn, Mr. Lauterbach, and Mr. Gruber. Sheriff Collins of Troy and Mr. Easton of Al bany are also more or less ugly, but for all that It is not the opinion of those conversant with the situation that Gov. Black's followers, even if they hsd the disposition, could work any ex tended Injury to the Republican ticket on elec tion day. Representative Georgo N. Bouthwlek of Al bany Is here on a mission which will delight the souls of every Albanian. Every hotel keeper, every man who has anything to sell, every fel low who can make a cent In Albany at the ses sions of the Leglslature.will be gratified to know that Representative Bouthwlek Is here for tho special purpose of Insisting that no plank In the platform shall bo Inserted which shall ad vocate biennial sessions of tho Legislature. Gov. Black caused such a bill to be passed at Albany lat winter. To he made effective and bocome a law tho bill must be repassed at the session of the legislature next winter and then submitted to the people as an amendment to the Constitution. The thrifty Albanians are very much dis turbed over this biennial session bill. They threaten to defeat, if possible, the Republican Oundldatoh for Congressman. Senntor and As semblymen, and do nil sorts of havoc Repre sentative Bouthwlek eomesof old Albany Hutch stock, and has Inherited bis ancestors' notions of thrift, nnd ho, if possible, the platform of this Republican State Convention will ignore Gov. Black's demand for biennial sessions, and, fur thermore. It may be said that there Is a move ment already on foot looking to the repeal of the bill which was passed at Albany last winter. The platform of the convention was com pleted to-night. It will make a short half column In The hi'N. This will probably be the briefest document that over proclaimed the Rrlnciples of a Republican State Convention ntlonal Issues will be dealt in oniony. The administration of Gov. Black will be indorsed. The platform will reviewtheactsof the Repub lican legislature and point out the benelleent features of the last two sessions at Albany. The platform will make no recommendation as to the Immediate submission to Hie people of the question of voting the additional mil lions necessary to complete the canal improvement- Tic indorsement of president MoKIll ley's Administration will be most enthusiastic The platfoiin will take strong grounds n to the retention of the Philippine Islands und will Insist that none of th conquered lands he re turned to Spain or loft without sufficient pro tection from the American Government to In Sllte stable governments In these conquered lunds. The platform will take n most advanced Isisition regarding the money question and will recommend (he passage of u currency bill which ahull reorganize the Government paper money on the basis of the gold standard. I,atc to-night It was learned that Representa tive bouthwlek had been successful In his special mission to Saratoga Ho had prevented, by his strenuous opposition, any indorsement in tho platform of the proposed constitutional amendment in favor of biennial sessions, which waa advocated by Gov. Blaok. ROOSEVELT, OF NEW YORK. rBOor at iiaxd that oTarmm bat ia BIS RESIDEXCE. Re f.oat Ills Toto In ln7 by Removing Thither Too Near Election and Be Did Mot Propose to Lose Another Wrote to Have His Mama Put On tha Tax Roll. The following statement of the facta con n acted with Col. Roosevelt's payment his of taxes for two years past was obtained yesterday on unimpeachable authority. The proof of all the assertions will be contained In the letters written to Col. Roosevelt's lawyer at the time Col. Roosevelt forwarded his affidavit from Washington. These letters will not be made public until the Republican State Convention meets, but they are considered to be Irrefrag able proof of Col. Roosevelt's eligibility as a nominee for Governor. According to Col. Roosevelt's case It la understood that the facta are as follows: In the years between 1SH0 and lHBft Col. Rooaevelt'H legal residence during moat of the time waa at Oyster Bay, where he voted and paid taxes on real and personal property. When Col. Roosevelt was serving In the legis lature his residence was in New York olty, but with the exception of these years hla residence, as before stated, was at Oyster Bay. Ho continued to hold a legal resi dence at Oyster Bay after he was mnde United States Civil Service Commissioner. in which capacity he served from 1B80 to 189. During this time he really lived In Washington, but voted and paid his taxes in Oyster Bay. After being made Police Commissioner of this city in lHSC) he changed his residence to the olty and rented a house at 080 Madison avenue. Although ho atill kept up his country resi dence at Oyster Bay. ho determined in 1895 to appoint New York eltyas his legal residence. At the elections of lotto and 1890 he voted in the present Twenty-ninth Assembly district of New York county. Ool. Roosevelt's lease of the house at 089 Madison avenue expired on Oct. 1. 1897. In April previous he had been appointed As sistant .Secretary of the Navy. He took a room in Washington after that, but his family did not move to Washington until the following November. In July, 1897, which was before bis lease ex pired In New York city, he wus notified by the assessors of Oyster Bay of bis aasessmeut in that town, he having paid both real and per sonal taxes there for the year preceding. In reply Ool. Roosevelt notified the assessors that he legally residod In this city and ho made an affidavit to that effect which was for warded to Oyster Bay and Is on file In the Town Clerk's offloe. In consequence of this affidavit the assessors for Oyster Bay dropped his name from the rolls of the personal taxpayers. After the expiration of tic lease of the house in Madison avenue Col. Roosevelt, although still really living in Wash ington, determined to make Oyster Bay his legal residence again. Ho went there several times after October l, IHH7. hut was unable to east n vote at the election of 1897, for the rea son that he had removed from one county to another less than four months before election. When the tax rolls wore being prepared for New York city In the beginning of the year 1KS8 Col. Roosevelt ws8 notitledof his assess ment as a resident of New York city. Prior to this he had removed his family to Washington, although not with tho Ides of giving up his legal residence at Oyster Bay. Accordingly, when ho was notified by the New York olty assessors of his being taxed there he made out an affidavit In Washington to the , effect that he was no longer a resident of New York city. At the time hn gave explicit in structions to his attorney. John E. Roosevelt, and to Douglas Robinson, his brother-in-law. I in whose charge he left his affairs because of his going to Cuba, that the affidavit should not be used if it would occasion any doubt about his res.dence. These instructions were con tained in three letters which he wrote to theso gentlemcu and which have fortunately boon preserved, although Col. Roosevelt made no copies ol them himself. These are the letters ut present in the hands of Elihu Root, which are to bo made public when the convention moots. In these letters he requested that his uncle, James A. Roosevelt, then a resident of Oyster Bay. see that his name was put on the tax rolls as a resident of Oyster Bay. His uncle. James A. Roosevelt, agreed to do this, but had not complied with tho request at the time of his death In July, and the attorneys neglected to do it afterward. In ono of the letters Ool, Roosevelt very plainly states that ho would rather pay taxes in both places than jeopard his right to a domicile In New York State. At the time of sending on his affidavit from Washington he was exceedingly busy in Mulsh ing up his work as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, which was very heavy at the outbreak of the war. He was also at tho time arranging for his regiment, which occupied a good deal of his attention. For these reasons ho found it impossible to get on here himself, and immediately afterward he went to Cuba, where he remained all summor. As It had been agreed that Mr. James A. Roosevelt should see that his name was put on the tax rolls of Oyster Bay for 1898. Col. Roosevelt paid no further attention to the matter. This was the case even after his return from Cuba, and It was not until yesterday that he learned that his wishes had not been compiled with. as. owing to the death of tls uncle, the matter had boon evidently forgotten. As a result, his name does not appear as yot on the tax rolls for Oyster Bay. The reason for a good deal of con fusion In the payment of taxes, especially In Col. Roosevelt's case. Is the fact that the tax rolls for New York city are made out at tho be ginning of the year, while In Oyster Buy they are not prepared until midsummer. This would seem to remove all doubt as to the Blneority of Col. Roosevelt's motives for making affidavit that he was not a residont of New York city last spring. He was also very desirous of having no doubts arise as to his legal residence for the reason that he did not want to lose the right to vote for two successive years. That Col. Roosevelt has not manifested any desire to dodge toxos is shown by the fact that in the two years. lSDfj and 1890. though ut that time, he declared hit legal rcsldcm-i. to be In Now York city, he paid taxes on his personal property at Oyster Bay. This was brought out by an examination of the tax rolls for Oyster Ray whicii was mado on Saturday. The pay ment was unnecessary, as Col. Roosevelt was at that time a resident of New York city. Col. RiHisevelt's property at OyBter Bay coat J'jii.ism In 1897 tho Assessors valued it at ii.i.o'in, which was a ridiculously largo figure. Col. Roosevelt's brother made a oompuilut, and as a result tho assessment was reduced to $40, 000, on which Col Roosevelt was taxed. When commissioned Colonel of the rough riders, succeeding Col. Wood. Col. Roosevelt wrote this letter to the Adjutant-General: " Fikst Ret. V. fl. Vol. Cavalry, ) In i 'ami- Neaii Santiago ui Coda, i July 31, 1898. J "Sin: I herewith acknowledge the receipt of my commission as Colonel of the First Volun teer Cavalry, which I accept with pleasure. I was born in New York on Oct. 20, 18f8, and have resideil In New York ever since. Yours, very respectfully, "TligonoKE Roosevelt." Otster Bay, Sept. 25 Col. Roosevelt arrived here on tho midnight train last night ami re mained here all day Ho spent Sunday with Ills family. Several visitors arrived ami were cordially received. In regard to the question i mined as to bis payment of taxes, he said that tho matter was In the handsof Elihu Root, who would decide when to mako his letters on the subject public. Col. Roosevelt ad mitted that he had filed an affidavit here in 1WU7 that he was not a resident of this place This, he said, he had dono in Jul) of that year, and not In September as James I. Wuldroti. one of the Assessors said-yesterday. It is Col. Roosevelt's intent Ion to remain at his home to-morrow, although hu may possibly go to the olty should there be a demand for his presence there. ACTOR UKl.l. DISCH A ltd ED. Was Vary Drunk on the Htago and Was llnuui'ed Whan the Curtain Fell. Ban FiiANt-isco, Hept. 25. Edward M. Bell. leading man of the Y raw ley Com pan y. who was expocted to open tho season here at the Bald win Theatre to-morrow night, baa been dis charged at ios Angeles for drunkenness Irawley opened In Los Angeles on Thursday night lu An Enemy to the King" to a fine audience When Bell came on the stage he was very drunk, and with difficulty stjimblud through his part. In the last scene in the duel be be came, greatly oxcited, and It waa with difficulty that his antagonist aaved himself from Bell's fierce lunges. When the curtain fell Mr. Fraw ley discharged Bell, and the next night took his part himself. Boll has been drinking heavily since his discharge. rttKK rooD rom cvban svrrBBKna. Gomes Wants Land, Ploughs, Oxen and Money for Hla Soldiers. Swriml CahU Dotpatek H Turn gtnf. Havana. Sept 35. It ia aaid here that tha Red Cross steamer Coma), whloh waa not par mltted to land her cargo of provisions at thla port, will arrive at Matanaaa to-morrow, where part of her cargo will be landed for the reoon oentrados. She will then proceed to Oatbarian. and land provisions for the use of the Cubans under Gen. Gomer. Other Red Cross vessels are expected soon. They will land their car goes at different porta of the island without paying dnty. Gen. Gomez la pressing the oommtsslonTby letters and special envoys to solve the problem of Importing food free of duty for the Insurgent army. Gen. Gotner.'s plan for the future of the Cuban Army has been studied by the Commis sioners. He wants sorao land, a plough, oxen and a little money to be given to each of his soldiers after they are honorably discharged. He suggests that tho land be given from the vast properties of the State in the Interior of the island. The Cuban Army, though in a atarving con dltion, continues to behave well. Gens. Betan court. Menooal and Mayia Rodrtguea have notifled their men that they will summarily court-martial an y of them who ateal cattle or seize food from the farmers. A socond Issue of La EntrfHa RoUtario. an In surgent paper that is published without the sanction of the Spanish authorities, has ap peared In Havana. Tho paper sars that the true and only owners of this country are the soldiers of the insurgent army, and yet tbey starve when peace is already declared, and It adds that If this state of affairs continues they will have to procure food by force. A letter from the Insurgent General, Mario Menooal. addressed to Captain -General Blanco and aent to tho American commission to bo de livered to Gen. Blanco, was returned yesterday to Gen. Menoeal. with a polite refusal from the commission to act as Intermediary between the Insurgents and Spaniards. The surroundings of-the Salon Trooha, at La Yedado, where the American Commissioners have their headquarters, are very unhealthy. An epidemic of malarial fever prevails there and several of the clerks of the commission are siok. Admiral Sampson oame to Havana this morning to look for rooms in a more healthful locality. Ho was disappointed at not finding apartments In tha city with a bathroom. AVTOSOMISTS niVK Vl.KDfiKS. Send a Pledge tu Washington to Uphold Cuba's Future Government. Washinoton. Sept 25. The radical autono mist deputies In the Colonial House of Rep resentatives of Cuba have signed the fol lowing document, a copy of whloh baa been forwarded to Washington : " The undersigned Deputies of the House of Representatives, in view of the situation caused by the relinquishment of Spanish sovetelgnty over the island of Cuba, hereby resolve an fol lows: " To submit ourselves without reserve to the events which are being consummated In the relinquishment of Spain's authority and juris diction over the island of Cuba, accepting them as final, and swearing allegiuuoe to the new po litical status. To defend within tho limits of that status the absolute independence of the Island of Cuba. To foster and encourage all movements which may have for their purpose the reeatabllshment of friendly relations be tween Cubans and Spaniards. To recommend to all autonomists the cordial indorsement of our platform, and that they should take an active part In the politics of the island, but without attempting or pretending to exercise a controlling Influence or power in the manage ment of political affairs which logically and justly belong to those who have always been tho consistent supporters of tho cause of inde pendence: but that we be ready and willing at all times when we may be called upon to servo the Interests of Cuba as best we can. "Giberoa. Mesa y liohinouez. Arostko I'i y Martinez. Viondi Alvarez y Ruellan. Rojas. Rabell, Alonso Dolz, Pellon, Neiha. Betancol'bt. Smith." Habana. Sept. 1, 1898. OOMKZ APPEALS FOR FOOD. Ills Commissioners Depict a Sad Stata of Starvation in Santa Clara. Washinoton. Sept. 25. Telegrams received by the Cuban delegation at Washington from the Commissioners who arrived at Key West to-day. and who were sent by Gen. Gomez, de pict the situatiou in the provlnco of Santa Clara ns most critical. The Cuban army there, they say. is starving. For over two weeks they had eaten no meat, the vegetables wero almost frone. and the last mules und tho horses had jeen killed to feed the Bick. The children and old people aro rejiortod dying by dozens every day. Gun. Gomez makes an appeal for aid, and says hla men aro desperate. FASBODA IS CAPTVRBIK The Sirdar Plants His Flag 480 Miles South of Umdurnian Another Haiti. . Sgfrial Vablt Dttpatehtt to Tin- Scn. London, Sept. 25. Mr. Horatio David Davies. Lord Mayor of London, has received the fol lowing despatch from Gen. Sir Herbert Kitch ener, commander of the Anglo-Egypt luu ex pedition in the Soudan: " Omdubman. Sept. 24. 6:10 P. M I hope your Lordship will convey to the citizens of London our grateful thanks for your congrat ulatory telegram, which I received to-day on my return from establishing garrisons at Fashoda and on the So bat River. "We trust that the opening up of these ex tensive countries will benefit the city of Lon don and British trade and commerce gener ally." SuaKin, Bept. 25. Col. Parsons. Governor of Kassala. captured Gedaref. the lait stronghold of the Dervishes, on Thursday, after three hours of severe fighting. Thirteen hundred Egyptian troops and 3,000 Dervishes were en gaged. The latter wero completely routod. with the loss of 5W killed. The British lost no officers, but the Egyptian bnttallon lost three officers wounded and twenty men killed and thirty wounded. An Arab battalion of 400 men and the Irregulars had fifteen killed and twenty wounded. In the camel corps two men were killed and throe are missing. The Sirdar has evidently boon improving his time to excellent advantage since lie captured Omdurman on Sept. 3. lie has established garrisons at Fashoda and tho mouth of the obiit River, which are resectivoly 30 and 450 miles south of Omdurman. Malullsm gave an enormous impetus to tho slave trade in inner Africa, and for years the Dervish garri son at Fashoda was very active in collecting slaves and forwarding them to Omdurman. Tho Bobat is the largest river In Africa that Is still practically unknown It Is a tributary of the right bunk of tho White Nile, and no one knows where it rises or what its courso is above the lower part of the river The solution of the Sobat problem will be one of the prizes for the explorer who reveals to the world tho unknown country between Luke Rudolf and tie, Wliit,. Vilo After the fall of Khartoum and the death of the Mabdl. the Khalifa, who has now fled bo fore the advance of Kitchener, decided to cap ture Abyssinia. The war was a bloody one. but he did not fulfil his ambition, though lie succeeded In capturing Kassala and in killing King John of Abyssinia, who fell in buttle One of the events of this war was tho capture of Gedaref by the Dervishes, and the town has been In their possession over since until now. when we are informed that Col. Larsons has captured this lost stronghold of the Khalifa's fohowers lednrof is In tha midst of one of the most fertile plains In the Boudan. Everything that thrives In a tropical climate grows In this plain, and there is never any lack of water. The 'crushes wore driven out of Kassala by the Lilians some years ago, and in December last the town was transferred to Egypt. The present situation, as far as we know, Is that the Dervishes have beon driven out of the fine legion to the east, between Omdurman and Abyssinia, the Sirdar has advanced his flag to the ftobat. 450 miles south of Omdur man on the Nile, and the Khalifa Is aeeking someplace of refuge far to tho southwest of hla former capital. KASO PROTECTED BT EXOI.ASO. Re gays the Dowager Kmpreis Raa aa Understanding with Rnaala. Ans! OsMi DtieaM Tea Sow. Pbxin. Sept 25.-Kang Yu Wei. the Can tonese reformer, who la charged with con spiring against the Dowagor Empress, has been declared an outlaw, and hia arrest haa been ordered. Chang Yin Huan, a Oantoneao enemy and rival of LI Hung Chang, haa been arrested on the charge of harboring Kang Yu Wei, and haa been stripped of all his offices. His removal means increased power for Li Hung Chang. The officials welcome tho return of the Dow ager Empress to power, but tha people are In different. Kang Yu Wei was interviewed at Shanghai, where he la on board a Britiah ataamer which sailed for Hong Kong to-day. He aaya that he left Pekln on Tuesday in compliance with a secret message from the Emperor warning blm of danger and urging him to endeavor to obtain the assistance of those interested in the country's welfare. He added that the party of the Dowager Em press la bound by an understanding with the Russians, by whloh the latter, in consideration of the support of Russian Interests, undertake to support Manchuria as the seat of the dynasty, and to maintain Manchu role in China. Kang further said that the Emperors health is excellent, and that ho has great capacity for work. His eagerness for progress is remark able. He ia convinced, however, that it is Im possible to overcome the opposition without the assistance of Great Britain. Kang urges British Intervention to restore the Emperor to the throne. He declares that un less protection Is afforded to the victims of the coup d'etat it will henceforth be Impossible for any native official to support British interests. BUFFALO TO GO TO MANILA. The Cruller to Re Added to the Vessels to Reinforce Dewey. Wabhinoton. Sept. 25 A still further in crease in the already large fleet under com mand of Rear Admiral Dewey haa been pro vided by the Navy Department iu the decision to send the crulaor Buffalo to Manila. Tho Buffalo wont In commission at the Brooklyn Navy Yard last week, and Is practically ready to start for the Asiatic station. She is com manded by Commander Joseph N. Hemphill, who until recently was in charge of the en listed men's branch or the Naval Bureau of Navigation. Ho tried very hard to get the cruiser In condition for sea service before the end of the war, but the overhauling required consumed more time than was estimated originally. Nearly all tho officers have been assigned to the Buffalo, and her crew ia now on board. It wan at the personal request of Com mander Hemphill that his ship was assigned to the Asiatic station. The Buffalo was built at Newport News. Va.. for the Morgan line, and was in the service of that company p to the time of the Brazilian rebellion of 1803. Then she was purchased by the Brazilian Government and fitted as a cruiser. Short'y before the Spanish-American war began the United States Government mnde arrangements to purchase her from Brazil, but hostilities had begun before she started north from Rio do Janeiro. She was not formally turned over to the United States until her arrival at Norfolk. The work on the veasel at the Brooklyn yard has been thorough, and the Buffalo is now a very serviceable cruiser, with a battery of rapid-fire guns. She will proceed to Manila by the South American route. BKRESFORIi O.V Jff.4.rif.V TRADE. China's Waterways Should Be Developed t niler Military Protection. fiptrtal CahU Dtmatrh tn The Huh. Sisoapohe. Sept. 2."). Roar Admiral lord Charles Beresford, who is en route to China as the representative of the British Associated chainlers of Commerce, has arrived here. In a speech made by him yesterday before the Chamber of Commerce and the Straits Settle ment Association, he urged that commercial treaties between Great Britain. Germany, the United States and Japan would Insure ponce. Ho declared that the waterways of China should be developed under tho protection of military police, and then railroads would fol low. In conclusion. Ijrd Charles urged Great Britain to take a firmer and more definite atti tude in regard to China. BOBBOX SAVES THE MARIA TERESA. The Sunken Spanish Cruiser Towed Safely Into Gtinntanaiuo Harbor. fljitcial Cable Intpa'cK to Tils Scn. Santiago, Sept. 25. Tho Spanish cruiser Infanta Maria Teresa has been raised by Lieut. Hobson. She was towed. In tho faoo of a coming storm last night, to Guantanamo harbor, where she waa welcomed with the blowing of whistles and general rejoicing. QIE.V, EAOAX IXDIOXAXT. Denounces Stntement That New York Troops Fare Badly at Honolulu. Utica, N. Y.. Sept. 25. Congressman James D. Sherman to-day received the reply of Charles P. Eugan. Commissary-General of Sub sistence, to tho alleged charges that the First New York Volunteers at Honolulu ure suffer ing from lack of food. It is: Wau Dkpabthent, Oyricg Commissary- Uenebal or Subsistence. Washinoton. Sept. 23, 1808. ) Respectfully returned to the Assistant Sec retary of War with the statement that tho re port of lack of sufilcient food for the First New York Volunteors or any other regiment stationed at Honolulu is absolutely false. The troops at Honolulu are amply supplied with all articles of tho ration and also vegetables. Attention is Invited In this connection to the indorsed ne wspapor cli ping which shows that Gen. Merrium denies the newspaper talk, of lu auflleient food. Gen. Merrlam has but just returned from Honolulu. This la Rut a part and parcel of tho journalistic knavery that pervades the coun try: statements made by irresponsible people: statements that will ho denied whenever traced home, which can only rarely be done: state ments false lu themselves and made of whole cloth and purely for sensational purposes I denounce the statements us criminally false, as I know tho trooiw are amply supplied with good, wholesome and sufilcient foist, in cluding fresh meat, fresh breid and fresh veg etables. Ciiaiii.ks P Kauan. Commissary-General of Subsistence. Tho newspaper clipping referred to In tho despatch was an article dated San Francisco, Sept. 21, published In a New York newspupcr and copied in local papers QVRBX LAtlXIA BACK. If Mi- Didn't See Wllhelmlna Crowned Neither Did Wllhelmlna see Her. Back from Europe, where queens are quite disgustingly common, to this country, where there is only one queou, unless you count such bogus articles as queensof Kansas ilowor fAtes, came last night on the Holland-America linor Roiierdam. the reul, original American Region. I.uv in iu II Van Westervolt pempsey. first umi only Queen of the Holland Dames by virtue of tho divine right, us sot forth iu a i.iii.tss) crown and a coronation at tho Waldorf at unknown expense Miss Demiisey, as she calls herself In moments of relaxation. went abroad to be present at the coro nation of Queen Wllhelmlna of Holland. Thla was regarded among (Jucen Lavlnlu's subjects here as quite the friendly thing to do Her visit appears to have escaped the official notice of the Netherlands court, and It is said that she wasn't even invited tube present lit the coronation ceremonies. Well-informed persons iu court circles Intimate that thlh waa a direct snub from Queen Wllhelmlna In re venge for Queen (.avium's omission to invite her to the coronation at the Waldorf last winter. It is believed, however, that international com plications can bo avoided. On the ship with Miss Dempser was J. R. Planter. Cousul-Gen-eral from Holland to this country, with his family. , DREYFUS HOW IN PARIS. 1 Jf Jt.V A ft RESTED FOB SBOVTIXQ " DOWN WITH THE ARMY!" i A Collision Between Friends and Fo of lryfns Droiilril's Violent Speech to 4,000 Antl-ltrvl.lc.nl.ti Th Meeting Re form! the League of Patriots Which tha Government Had Dissolved To Da ride the Question of Itavlslon To-Day. Aptrfal Csl ffcipsM I Te Res. Paris, Bent. 2.". A moating to protest agalnat the revision of the Dreyfus ease waa hold here to-day. M. Paul Dcroulede pre sided. Admission to the hall could only bo obtained by those holding tickets of Invita tion, but there was a great crowd outside the building. Hawkers passed here and there among the crowd selling a paper called the Anti-Juif, whllo others sold a paper that favored revision, A large foroe of police, mounted and on foot, was present to maintain order. Prefect Blano personally directed the movements of the police. M. Ddroulddo delivered a furious tirade agalnat Prime Minister Brisaon. No states man, he aaid, had ever done more to Injure the country. In the aame category were tha Relnachs. Jaures, Trarleuxs, Clemenoeans. Yvea Guyota and Laborla. all of whom had had dealings with foreigner. The Prime Minlstor. in not cutting the Dreyfus affair short, had committed a public crime, for whloh one day ho would have to render an account. If a revolution occurred and tha scaffold were erected In Paris, the first head that ought to fall waa that of M. Olemenoean. M. Derouiodn announced that he intended, whether legally or Illegally, to reconstitute tha League of Patriots which the Government dis solved some yeara ago. He added, that if Drey fus ever returned to France ho and bis parti sans would be lynched, The following resolution, moved by Marcel ,1 II abort, was carried by acclamation : "In the presence of the anti-French, antl Mllltary League, called the League of the Rights of Mau and the Citizen, and in reply to inter national manifestations. 4,000 Frenchmen as sembled In Paris this day, declare their adhe sion to the League of Patriots, whloh ia recon stituted thla day under the Presidency of Paul ' Deroulede." After the meeting Deroulede sought to ha rangue tho people outside the hall, bnt tho police dispersed the crowd amid cries of "Conspuez Brlsson." As those who attended the meeting wero leaving they encountered a band of revisionists who were shouting "Vive Zola," "A has I'Armee." The anti-Dreyfusltes imme diately shouted counterorlesof "Vive I'Armee." and this was followed by an active collision be tween tho partisans. The police speedily quelled the disturbance and drove the crowds into the side streets. Two men who were shouting " Down with the Army" wero ar rested. As the Revision Committee Is equally divided on the question of giving Dreyfus n new trial, the responsibility of deciding the matter is thrown on the Government. Thla has un nerved several of the Ministers who are loath to assume tho responsibility. The TVtupj says that tho Revision Committee i adopted tho praotlce of Parliament, which, when Its voto is equally divided, holds that the vote Is in the negntive. It Is tho opinion tluit no further steo can now be taken until tha Cabinet meets, and the i Minister refuse to act until they aro all present. Tele grama were sent on Saturduy to M. Vigor, Minister of Agriculture, who is near Orleans, Indisposed, and M. Peytral. Minister of Fi nance, who is at Marseilles. They will return to-morrow, when the final decision will bo given. It ia ominous that M. Sarrlen. Minister of Justice, who hitherto has beun favorable to a revision, ia now inclined to resist the granting of a new trial, but the strongest member of the Cabinet MM. Brlsson. Bourgeois snd Del cusse. Prime Minister. Minister of Education and Minister of Foreign Affairs, respectively aro now united in favor of reopening' the case. ESTERBAZVS COXFESSIOX. As Waa Expected, lie Is Out with a Denial That He Made It. Sin, in Cabit litiiiau-h to Tas Hon. London. Sept. 88. All tko morning papers hero reproduce tho confession of Count Eater hazy which appeared in the Obttrrer yesterday. Some of ihem editorially accept the confession ns true, but Esisriinzy. aa foreseen in the de spatches to The Sun, appears already with repudiation. Thisuppoarsin the Dailu Xrirt in the form of a letter dated Sept. 21, to Mr. Boor, the directress of tho Observer, which she did not print. Estorhazy asked the correspondent of the I'ut'u .Veics iii I 'a ris to secure tho publication of tho letter, which he has done, omitting names from the toat. The letter shows that Ksierhazy is very angry with somebody over the conditions proposed to him in the name of tho Observer, but though the letter is long, it nowhere denies that Esterhazy wrote the bor dereau or touches the merits of the question. In a iiost script Esterhazy declares: "I have not been bought, nor am I to be sold," but the phrasing of the letter Itself la entirely consistent with the Obterrer't sugges tion that only some quarrel, possibly over terms, prevented him from writing and signing tho confession that he repeatedly made verb ally. The Daily ert admits that the Observer' atatoment iamost categorical, whllo Euterhazy'a statement is wanting in that quality. The ' Ketrt't representative asked him If he denied that ho wrote the bordereau, but he only ob tained tho letter roferrod to. protecting gen erally ugainst the publication of bis statement without his consent. ALL LOST BUT TITO. '""Hj Th Steamer Kheublnn Sinks, After a Col lision, On Northwest Spain. Ari'M Cable Itupateh to Tils Hon. London. Sept. 35. Th Spanish steamer Cartagena and tho British steamer Rhoubiu wore in collision on Thursday off Oapa VillaAo. on the northwest coast of Oallela. Spain. The Rhenhinn was so badly damaged that she sank, currying down with hor everybody on board except the Cupluin tin 1 ono seaman, who have been lauded at Uihrultur. MADE A XOOSE Of THE HALLIARDS. Siili-bl of a r'renrh Passenger Aboard the I.lnrr l.u t.nm-figiie. A man about :(." years old. of middle height and light completion, hoarded the French lino steamship Lu tiascogne just before sliu left Havre for Ibis port, where she arrived yester day, lie bought hi ticket on the ship, and a second cabin berth well nft was assigned to blm He registered as Charles I'ut.i. He said he had just come from Paris. Ills only bug gage was it small valise. Loon and Samuel ciiesse, second cabin passengers, who are twins, and were bom In ljulsluna of French parentage, noticed that the stranger's eyes bad h peculiar, wild look. According to Steward Pester, the t win-, who appear to no somewhat eccentric, remarked that they believed tho strutiger hail cast an evil lufluoiiee over thorn. One of tho twins tho steward said, declared that the stranger had ilie "ovileyu." Pntgl. if that wan Inn name, complained ou the III. I nlghl out thin his berth was too close to tho propeller a ad that ho could not sleep. I The steward uavo him .'mother room In which there were live -tic r( ha, all iiii.snuplad. He ordered u bottle of ale costing a franc, and flay the steward a live-franc piece, telling hint i keep the change Tho st ranger then closed the door. At ft iiVlock th next morning h I was found hanging by a light rope from a hori zontal Iron bar behind the door. Hs had been dead several hours. That morning when a seaman attempted to rail the French flag on the staff over the taff rall he found that The flag halliard had beea cut and a piece taken away. Th suluide aed mad hi nooa of thi alee. ' I