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L l JV ES 5? " rt,r: ,lfht south wlnds-
nr.rvnT.my candidate showered
Oov. Black PromliH Rapport Roosevelt
LJ Expected In Town To-Day-Down for
Two Speeches Already Low to Speak
for Him Notification at Hit Home.
Otster Bat. Sept. 28. Col. Theodore Roots -
Tell received no callers of polltloal prominence
B to-day, bat all day he was kept busy reading
the telegrams of congratulation which poured
In upon him. Over 300 congratulatory mea-
1 edges were received from friend representing
1 every section of the country and every polltloal
creed. One of the first despatches that came
J this morning was from Gov. Black. It read:
J "I congratulate you on the result of to-day's
convention. I shall do everything In my
powor toward your election.
h "Fbanr 8. Blacr."
Br I Another was from Elihu Boot, reading as
R A follows:
In ' " You have doubtless heard of your nomina
tion by more than three-fourths majority. Bo
far as I can ascertain, not the slightest doubt
I exists in the minds of any member of the con-
MB- vention as regards your eligibility or the pre-
tended evasion of taxes. Most affectionate con-
n gt-at illations. Etiau Root." '
y. These two telegrams put the Colonol In the
best of spirits. When ho was asked this morn
ing to discuss the platform he said he pre
ferred not toco Into details until he had made
fl his first speech. Ho does not know whon this
will he.
H "I like the platform." he said in reply to a
question. " It's a strong one and a good one. I
PJp like the foreign plank especially. It Is one of
the most conspicuous mints In the platform
i and I am heartily pleased with It"
When nskod to say something In regard to
the canal fraud plank. Col. Booeevelt asked for
time to consider a reply. lie also refused to
make any remarks concerning his policy until
he his consulted with the committee.
Chairman Odell telegraphed Mm to-day ask
ing Mm to come to the city ss early as possible.
To this the Colonel replied that it was Impossi
ble to go in to-dav. It Is very probable that he
will go In to-i.iorrow to consult with the lead
ers at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Chairman
Odoll telegraphed him to-day that the Com
mittee of Notification would oalhinon him soon,
hnd askeil when he would receive them. To
this the Colonel replied that It was his desire to
fy have a general gathering at his residence hero
at Cove Neck of all the candidates chosen by
the convention and have the ceremony of notl-
I tVation take pluce at that time. This will
probably bo Hie plan adopted. Col. Boosovelt
was of the opinion yesterday that the not Iflca
Lj tion would take place on Monday or Tuesday
mm next.
Already invitations for him to speak arc
I , coming in. One of these wns in tho form of a
m telegram from Chaunoey Depew, which read:
' "The Republican Club of New York want to
B give you a dinner Monday night. Greatly
gratified if you will honor us."
Mr. Qulgg also sent a request that Col.
Roosevelt speak at a big ratification meeting
planned for Saturday night at the Lenox Ly-
eeum. The State Committees of Ohio and
Illinois telegruphe 1 the Colonel to-day asking
that ho open the campaign in those States. As
m the New xork state Committee prefers that
he confine his spcechmnklng to this state Col.
Roosevelt was obliged to decline, these invita
J! There were many things about the telegrams
received by the Colonel to-day that showed the
it ' drltt of public sentiment in some degree and
IV pleased him Immensely. This was evidenced
I J whon he rend this telegram :
J J " Philadelphia. Hept 28. Congratulations
and best wishes from Oen Suracet and staff.
"Suneb.Mu)oi -General."
" Camp Meade. 8ept. 28. Heartiest congrat
ulations to the next Ooveruor of New York.
Hurrah ! For Second Cavalry Brigade.
"9 DfM. Youso."
"Nw York, Sept. 27. I told you so.
"Joe Whkeleb."
This last despatch refers to an interview
which Gen. Wheeler aud Col. Roosevelt hadou
1 the transport coming up from Santiago. On
that occasion Gen. Wheeler told Col.Roose-
velt that the people were not done with him
V yet, and would want him for Governor and later
for President.
1 Rocky Mountain O'Brien, one of the rough
I 1 riders, telegraphed: "Congratulations. Vlc-
I . tory is yours November." Among the congrat-
f "iVJsj ulatory telegrams were some from men who
I TI u differ from Col. Roosevelt In their political
1 It views.
I J "It mnkesa man feel good." said tbeColonel,
"to know that his friends are for him in spite
M of their different views, and that they Include
men of all ranks, from bricklayer to bank
IN President and Jew and Gentile." ,
J Senator Piatt and Chairman Qulgg of the
V County Committee both sent messages, but
they contained some things of a personal na
ff ture which Col. Roosevelt did not care to dls-
aj close. Among the other despatches were:
"New Yobe. Please accept heartiest con
gratulations and be assured of my heartiest
support. Avebi D. Akdbkwh."
New Yobe. Cordial congratulations. Y'our
friends and your father's friends are all happy.
"John Hat."
"New Yobe. The most sincere congratula
tlons. The party has honored Itself and Is
again true to Its best traditions.
James It. Sheffield."
. " New Yobe. Every friend of good govern
ment and the commercial interests of the State
must feel encouraged and like taking off his
coat and working for your election.
"F. B. Thubbeb."
"New Yobe. My heartiest and warmest con
gratulations. Command me during the cam
paign. Jon E. HEDGES."
, "New Yobe. I most cordially congratulate
" New York's next Governor.
" Patrick Bias."
" Bai.timobe. Congratulations. You have
my support because I know you and love you.
" John P. Faubb."
"Babatooa. Sincere congratulations and
best wishes to our next Governor.
"J. Seuoman."
A package which came through the mails this
morning for the Colonel had written on it:
" Good luck I New York postal clerks."
Beosevelt and Woodrnfl, and Probably Low,
to Speak In Lenox Lyceum.
President Qulgg of the New York Republican
County Committee Is arranging for a routing
ratification meeting at the Lenox Lyceum on
Saturday night. Before leaving Saratoga yes
terday he telephoned to the Hon. Beth Low,
asking him to be one of the speakers. Mr. Low
H has engagements for that night, but answered
that he wanted to speak for Roosevelt, and
would try to arrange to do so. He is to inform
President Quigg definitely this morning.
Hi Lieut. -Gov. Woodruff and Col. Roosevelt have
H. both agreed to be present and to speak.
H won boobkvelt in BROOKLYN.
Republican Host United In Support at the
Party's Candidates.
H The united Republican hosts In Brooklyn
are going to put ud a great fight for Col. Theo-
dors Roosevelt and his associates on the State
H ticket. This fact was demonstrated even be
fore the departure of the delegates from Sara-
toga when It was determined to Inaugurate
the campaign within a week or to with a big
mats meeting at the Academy of Musio at
wblob it It expected; that Gen. Benjamin F.
Tracy and President Beth Low of Columbia
will be the chief speakers. Col. Willis L. Og
H den, who was one of the most prominent men
In the Citizens' Union In the last campaign,
I . will make the arrangements for the meeting.
The presence of Cor Roosevelt lb confidently
The L'nion League Club, which was suspect
ed of some Mugwump tendencies lost year,
will also whoop it up in the most lively fashion
for the lute Colonel o! the rough ruler lit.
Andrew II Hovers. Chairman of the Commit
tee on Political Affairs, said: "There lias been
- a strong sentiment all along In Hie. elm, in
favor of the nomination of Col. Roosevelt, una
from now on we proiioie to take an active part
In the nampaign. Our object will be to unite
;ne party and secure the elect Ion of our gallant
candidate for Governor and his associates on
v the ticket. We are already making plans tor
I a reception to the candidates. The club will
be found fighting this rear with all the earnest-
Ctss it possesses for our candidates. There
not a aemblanoe of MugwumpUm In our organization."
War Inquiry Demands This Step Oen. Miles
a Reluctant Witness.
Washixoton, Sept 28. A report of the work
of the Engineer Corps of the army during the
war with Bpaln was made to the War Investi
gating Commission to-day by the Chief of En
gineers. Gen. Wilson being In the peculiar po
sition of a person who Is Investigating his
own department. Gen. Wilson gave to hit
colleagues the fullest details In the possession
of hit offloe In regard to the condition of forti
fications and harbor detenoos on April 1 last,
and then told what the Engineer Corps had
done since that time to defend the country
againtt the enemy. The statement will not
be made public at present.
Only four members of the commission were
present at the meeting to-day. These were
Mr. Charles Denby, who acted as Chairman ;
Oen. Wilson, Capt. Howell and ex-Oov. Wood
bury. The Ave other members had gone to
their homea to transact personal business, and
tome of them will not return until next week.
Several letters were read which had been re
ceived from private persons who offered to
give testimony pertinent to the Inquiry. The
following circular letter will be tent by the
commission to such persons:
"Deab 8ib: Referring to vour communica
tion of the commission requests that, upon
receipt of thla, you will forward a written state
ment, giving In as specific and complete a form
as may be practicable all facta, based uion
four own personal experience and knowledge.
hot will aid the pending investigation. This
statement will be for the Information of the
commission only."
This formal statement was made by the
commission thlstafternoon:
"The members of the commission to Inves
tigate the conduct of the war have each re
ceived numerous requests from many persons
to ask the War Department for Promotions,
change of camps and many other favors. The
Commissioners have unanimously decided that
It would be Improper for them under the cir
cumstances to make such requests."
The commission has decided to go to San
tiago before the conclusion of Its labors, In
order to examine personally the scene of the
landing of troops and of the military opera
tions leading to the capture of the
city. The commission Is of the opinion
that such an examination is indis
pensable to a thorough understanding of
some matters to be exsmlned in connection
with tho army administration. The President
shares this belief, and the trip to Cuba will be
made one of the important features of the com
mission's work. The date of leaving has not
been determined.
Gen. Miles has been naked by the commission
to appear before It to give testimony In regard
to the conduct of the war. (Gen. Miles at first
asked to be excused from' doing this, but the
commission was not inclined to accept his ex
cuses and urged him to appear before it and nn
swer such questions as may lie asked. He has
at last consented to testify. Oen. Miles was re
luctant to appear before the present commission
for the reason that he would prefer to testify
before the Congress Investigating committee
which he is confident will be appointed. He
has lately been preparing an exhaustive state
ment, which probably includes his views on the
points In controversy between him and Secre
tary Alger.
Treasury May Ship 10,000,000 Ounces of
Stiver Across the Continent.
Wabhisoton, 8ept. 28. Assistant Secretary
Yanderllp of the Treasury Department re
turned to-night from n trip to Chicago. He
went there on two missions, one to investigate
the condition of the Central Pacific Railroad
and the other to arrange for an enormous ship
ment of sliver bullion across the continent.
To a representative of The Sun to-night
Mr. Ynnderlip said that he had not completed
lther mission. "It is contemplated," he said,
"to ship about 10.000.000 ounces of silver bul
lion across the continent from the mint la
Philadelphia to the mint in San Francisco.
Sneli shipments are usually made by express,
and we have a contract with the express com
pany to ship all money by express. But bullion
is not money. a..y more than pig iron is, and
there is no more reason why we should ship
pigs of silver by express than we should ship
pigs of lead that way Ten million ounces of
silver weighs 833,333 pounds troy, or tl2.r.
OUU pounds avoirdupois. This Is no trifling
weight, and It would be a great expense to the
Government to ship it by express. The com
panies would assume the risk and furnish the
guards, but If we ship it by freight we furnish
our own guards and take the risk. It will
tuke fifteen or twenty cars to carry this
amount. Really. I believe there is little risk,
hurdly any more than if It were lead.
"We would select the heaviest pigs, weigh
ing I.imki ounces, or about sixty-five pounds.
These would be loaded on the ears and a
tourist car placed at each end of the train.
The guards would occupy the tourist cars and
every time the train stopped they would sur
round It and prevent any one from approach
ing It. There would be little opportunity to
remove any of the pigs, us the cars would be
new and of the safest kind, and even If some
one had an opportunity to take the silver from
the train he would need a dray to carry It.
A man would not find it an easy thing to carry
on even one pig weighing sixty-five pounds.
"The train would run on fast time and
make few stops, so that the guards would find
It easy to keep watch on the treasure. The
expense would be much less to the Govern
ment than if it were shipped by express, and I
can see no objection to this plan. The Gov
ernment has a surplus of gold on hand at the
Philadelphia Mint, and It wishes to coin It us
rapidly us possible. At the San Francisco
Mint the conditions are such that silver can
be coined there without trouble. It Is nec
essary that a certain amount of silver should
be coined every month, and It Is believed that
sending of tho silver to San Francisco will be
worth the expense."
Mr. Vunderlln could say little about the
Central Pacific Railway, as the men be wanted
to see were out of the city, but he thought the
Government had a good chance to get all that
was due it from the road.
Her People To-Day Are Likely to Declare
Aaaiatt Intoxloatlug Liquors.
Quebec. Bept. 28. To-morrow the whole
Dominion will vote on a plebiscite In favor of
prohibition. The plebiscite. If carried, will
have no legislative force. It will be merely an
expression of opinion for the guidance of the
Legislature. It la a devloe of the Government
to gtt themselves out of a hole, whereby they
will probably get themselves into one still
The Pros are very active : the Antlt. thinking
that there is little practical danger of legislation
following the plebltolto. arc apathetic Proba
bilities point to a light vote, with a majority for
firohlhltlon In most of the provinces, but against
t In Quebec and British Columbia,
Tobonto. Kept 28 In accordance with a
filedge given by the Liberal party before the
ast general election to the temperanoe people,
a plebiscite will be taken to-morrow through
out Canada on the question of the prohibition
of the manufacture and sale of Intoxicating
liquors. Tho result of the vote Is uncertain,
but temperanoe people say they are certain it,
will carry In all the ssven provinces of the Do
minion except British Columbia, where there
is a largo foreign element, and the French
Canadian province of Quebec.
Manitoba decided In a provincial contest for
prohibition In 1kii:i by a vote of 18.000 to 7.000.
Prince Edward Island adopted the measure in
1KM by three to two, and Ontario the same
ystr favorer" prohibition by a vote of 100.000 to
) 10 000. These four provinces gave a ma
jority of 132,000 votes for prohibition on a
total vote of 280.000. and from that it is argued
that the country wants prohibition ana will
carry the measure by a largo majority.
The hlghes' court in England decided that
I 'ioluliiiii.il could only lie unforced by the
''ederal Government, and the provinces were
powerless to act alone The measure to be
submitted to the voters to-morrow will pro
vide for the prohibition of elder ss well as the
liquors. The general opinion is that the whole
Dominion will give a majority for prohibition.
Knforerwent of Vermont's Prohibition Law
Drives Them Out ot BuiIucm.
St. Albans. Vt. Kept. 28.-AI1 the hotel and
restaurant keepers or this oity this morning
I decided to close their establishments at mid
night next Saturday, and the guests in those
places yesterday noon were notified to seek
new quarters before that time. 0. W. Reagan,
proprietor of the Elm Tree House, and J. J.
Thompson, proprietor of tho American House,
expect to leave town just as soon at they dis
pose or their property here. Mr. Reagan said
to-night that if liu could not get rid of his prop
erty any other way he would sell it at auction.
The enforcement of Ur prohibitory law la the
cause of the action.
It Is Likely to Agree on All the Matters
Before tt Onr Propotal to Submit the
Alaska Boundary Dispute to Experts with
Arbitrators to Pass On Their Report
Provision Also to Meter the Matter, as a
Last Retort, to Three Knropean Rotors.
Tobonto. Bept 28,-The Globe. Dominion
Government organ, printa a despatch from
Quebec to-day. In whloh It tayt hints dropped
warrant the statement that tho progress now
being made by tint Commissioners lsaltogethor
beyond their expectations, and that the bulk
of the quettioni tet forth In the protocol are In
a fair way of settlement.
Quebec. Bept. 28. At the brilliant ball given
by tho Governor-General to-night at the Cita
del to members of the joint commission and
the officers of the Marblehead and Brlttah ships.
the American flag was much In evidence.
Good progress was made by the commission
to-day in the Alaska boundary matter, and It it
understood that a distinct offer hat been made
by the Americana. It is precise and definite.
In accordance with instructions from Pretl
dent McKinley, the United Statet Commission
ers have suggested that the delimitation be left
to experts appointed by both countries. Pro
vision is also made for a reference. The Ameri
cans have submitted the names of the Emperor
of Germany, Ring of 8weden. and King ol Italy
as the personnel of the tribunal. The arbi
trators in the first instance will include the
Chief Justices of the United Statet and Canada.
The offer Is likely to be accepted. It was con
sidered by the Canadian plenipotentiaries this
morning before the commission met at 11
o'clock. On the part of the Canadian. It will be
urged that bonding privileges in perpetuity be
extended to Canadians from Bkagway and
other points In Alaska.
The Federal Government teet a great tri
umph In the adjustment of an issue that has,
since the discovery of gold In the Yukon, to
agitated both countriet. The Anglo-American
Commission will also endeavor to bar
monizo the mining lawt In to far as Alaaka
and the Yukon are concerned.
The Americans seek the right to extend
railroads from points In Alaaka to the Canadian
gold fields and are willing to grant reciprocal
The conference this morning took np the
Behrlng Sea question, but will adjourn Its con
sideration until the views ot Mr. Joseph Mar
tin. Attorney-General ot British Columbia, are
Four Masked Men Go Through a Car Hear
Cleveland and Secure Plunder.
Cleveland. O.. Sept. 28 Robbers held up a
Lake Shore Railroad passenger train about
twenty-five miles west of this city, at 1 o'clock
this morning, and robbed tho passengers in one
coach of their valuables. The train was the
second section of train No. 72, which was bound
On the train at the time were twenty-five
passengers. Every one was obliged to hold up
his hands, and money, watches, jewelry, and In
some cases coats and other wearing apparel,
besides hand baggage, were taken.
Four men boarded tho train at Amherst,
where there itaheavygrade.neceaaitatlngalow
rate of speed. They entered a coach half
filled with men and women.
Two men uppoared at each end of the coach.
They were masked and each carried a revolver
of large calibre. The order "Hold up your
bands!" was given with oaths, and as further
emphasis a few shots were fired Into the car.
No one offered any resistance. The women
were not more terrorized than tho men, and
everv passenger's hands were held up. A man
stood at each end or tho coach with a revolver
pointed threateningly, and the other two men
systematically took everything of value pos
sessed by the passengers.
The thieves compelled the passengers to
open and dump out the contonts of their satch
els and hand bags, and in one case a woman
was forced to take her earrings from her ears.
Seven men were obliged to remove their coats
and waistcoats and hand them over to the rob
bers. One woman begged to be allowed to retain a
ring which she treasured, but It wts taken.
No one was Injured, as no one offered any resistance.
She Says Cannda Is Giving Away Kveryt hiug
at the Quebee Congresa.
Vancouver, B. C. Bept. 28. There Is great
Indignation in British Columbia over the re
port from Quebec that British Columbia In
terests are getting the worst of the deal at the
international conference. One paper calls the
conference on Canada's tide " Hiyu Potlatch,"
which translated from the Pacific coast Chinook
means throwing a good thine away without
compensation. The Victoria Colonial says :
" Everything In sight In the Pacific Northwest
has been given away by the Canadian Commis
sioners at the Quebec conference. America's
contention as to the Alaska boundary has been
acceded to. and the seals have been thrown
In, and but one little f trip at the head of Lynn
Canal la to be exempt from the wholesale sur
render In prospect.
A prominent oltlnen of Vancouver, hearing
the newt, said: "In England tentlment It
'What we have we'll hold? But the Canadian
tentlment teems to be, 'Anything we have
we'll give away.' "
In Victoria the members of Parliament say
the compensation given to the sealers will not
meet the loss of revenue by giving up pelagla
sealing. Victoria it the headquarters of the
Start for Manila Delayed by Repairs on the
lows'! Oun Klsvators.
The battleship Oregon. In command of
Capt A. 8. Barker, left the navy yard at 8
o'clock yesterday morning and proceeded to
the anchorage off Tompkinevllle. At the
passed out of the yard the men on the receiv
ing ahip Vermont and on the battleship Texaa
gave her a cheer whloh waa responded to by
the jaoklea on the Oregon. The Oregon win
wait at Tompklntvllle for the battleship Iowa,
whloh Is expected to leave the yard either to
day or to-morrow. Her delay Is due to the
fact that repairs on the elevating mechanism
of her big guns have not been oompleted, It
was said at the yard last night that the Iowa
would not leave her moorings until the was in
perfeot condition.
The distilling ship Iris and the supply ship
Celtic whloh have been ordered to follow the
battleships, are not yet In condition to leave
the yard, but It Is believed that they will be
able to start next week.
The torpedo boat Peoria was floated from
dry dock No. 1 yetterdty. and nor Iplaoe waa
taken by the tug Pawnee.
Married Only Two Months and Hit Wife
Can't Believe That He Hat Deterted Her.
Mrt. Bamuel Lucas of 18 Peterson street.
Jersey City Heights, It grtatly worried about
the tudden and mysterious disappearance of
her husband. Luoas, who It a handkerchief
manufacturer, left home on Saturday morning
to go to the factory at 0 Lincoln atreet. He klaeed
his wife good-by, and said that he would be
home to tupper at usual. He baa not been
borne ttnee, and his wife hat been unable to
find any trace of him. Him learned that he was
not at the factory on Saturday afternoon. The
couple were married only two month ago and
were llvingat the residence ol the bride's father,
Henry Metealf. A friend of Lucas says that he
recently expressed an Intention of going to
England, but hUwlfc cannot liuHetethut he tins
deserted her. Mrs. Lucas is 20 years old and
very pretty. Her husband is about t years old.
Who Was This SuUld.T
The body of a middle-aaed man who had shot
himself In the bead was found yetterdty morn
ing In a ttoosyard In lOltt street, between
Elton aud Mtlroae avenues. There was noth
ing about It to Indicate clearly tht tululde'e
It May Be In the Handt of the Coart at
Cessation for Months.
Bfriil CtiU DstpstoWt n Tn Row.
Paris. Sept. 28. Indications accumulate to
support the belief that the Investigation of
the Dreyfut case by the Court of Cassa
tion will occupy aevoral weeks, perhaps
months. It It expected that Procureur
General Manau will take three or four dtyt
to examine the doealer before he delivers it to
Judge Loew, the Prctldent of the court, who.
by the way, it. according to the Journal dn
D4bat$, a Protestant Christian and not a He
brew. Judge Loew will then appoint one of hit
fellow Judgea to draw up a report on tho
Thla will require time and will quite pos
sibly result In the Judge making a report
proposing a further Investigation, lu which
case the court will aummon all the
witnesses who were examined In 1804.
The court's power Is practically unlim
ited. It can and probably will examine
every official who acted as Jtga d" Instruction,
Public Prosecutor and Judge In the Dreyfus
and Esterhazy cases. It is pretty certain that
the court will tit in camera. When tt glvet
judgment It must give the grounds on which
it orders or rejects revision.
Lt Jour understands that M. Forlchon. Coun
cillor of the Court of Cassation, will resign In
order to remove any doubt aa to the impar
tiality of the court In the matter of revision ot
the Dreyfut trial, he being an Intimate friend
of Premier Brltton and having expressed an
The three handwriting experts. MM. Bel
homme. Varlnard, and Conard. who recently
won a libel ault against M Kola, having refuted
to accept the offer regarding the payment of
the damages which Zola was sentenced to pay
them, a judicial sale ot the novelist's property
In Paris. Including his residence. It announced
to take place on Oct 11.
Charles Dollfus. in answer to the allegation
contained In the London Observer's report ot
Etterhaay'i confession that the "D" alluded
to In the famous letter forming a part of the
Dreyfut dossier was not Dreyfut at all, but one
Dollfus, a building contractor of Nice, tayt:
"I am satisfied as the retult ot the most
minute Inquiry that there it no building con
tractor of the name of Dollfus In Nice."
London. Bept. 28. A despatch from Paris to
a local news agency tayt that M. Manau, Pro-cureur-General
of the Court of Cassation, who
Is absent on his vacation, has been summoned
to Paris by telegraph and when he returns the
revision machinery will be started.
Berlin. Sept. 28. The semi-official North
German Unirtte. sneers at the London Daily
Newt's professed revelation concerning the
causes which led to the resignation of the
French Presidency by M. Casimlr-Perier and
tho action in connection therewith of Count
von Hunater. the German Ambassador to
The North German Gatettt does not print the
story, saying that It is. of course, not worth
white to even record such fictions of the imagination.
The Faahoda Negotiations May Result in
the Recognition of Egypt's Claims.
.Vwki'sI CmbU ntivatchti tt Tax 8ns.
Pabis. Sept. 28. La Matin admits that the
negotiations in regard to Foshoda will very
possibly result in the recognition of Egypt's
claims thereto.
Le Gaulois quotes the Minister ot the Colo
nies as saying that thau Is nothing in tho atti
tude of the Government that could tuggett a
foundation for the atorles current of the Gov
ernment's abandonment of Major Marchand,
whose expedition Is now at Fashoda. No steps
will bo taken In any direction, the Minister it
reported as saying, until Man-hand's reports
arrive, and In tho meantime the existing ordors
for the guidance of the expedition will not be
London. Sept. 28. The London correspond
ent of the Birmingham '.. learns that noth
ing will bo done by the Government In the
matter of the French occupation of Fashoda
until Lord Cromer, the British diplomatic
agent in Egypt, who left here on Monday,
arrives In Cairo, where the first stage of the
negotiations will be carried on. Tho French
Ministers apparently desire to remove the
arena of discussion as far as possible from
Paris. In Paris it Is considered necessary in
diplomatic circles that the Egyptian question
should be sifted to the bottom and a modus
vlvendl established In order to reach an equita
ble and logical solution.
Tho CironiVfrsays it fears that while English
men and Frenchmen are speculating as to the
outcome of tho Fashoda affair there Is little
left to speculate about. Tho contingency of
Major Matchand's arrival was anticipated and
provided against weeks ago, and everything
has since passed exactly as was arranged.
There Is nothing In British or Egyptian law
to prevent Major Marchand from displaying
tho trl-colored flag so long as he refrains from
hostility, but tho presence, of the flag Is as des
tltutoof International meaning as would be
the British flag flying from an English ahop In
Paris, The real significance of the situation it
that the French placed themselves In a difficult
position, from which Great Britain has every
desire to assist in extricating them.
The next move in any event will be taken by
France, and short of the withdrawal of the
French Ambassador from London and a dec
laration of war, there lt no alternative
but to accept the situation. Great Brit
ain will not allow armed reinforcementa
to reach Major Marchand, whose return
will accordingly be a mere matter of time.
When Franco has accepted the Inevitable at
Faahoda It It probable that Great Britain will
assent to the neutralization ot the Nile from Its
mouth to the lakes, thut extending the princi
ple on whloh the International status of the
Sues Canal wat established.
All Her Tamlly Not Already with Her Sum
moned to the Castle.
fptctat (".': Vuptldi to Tas Sim.
London. Sept. 28. A despatch from Copen
hagen to the Exchange Telegraph Company
aayt that the condition of the Queen of Den
mark hat grown more serious and all of the
royal family not already there have been sum
moned to the cattle.
British Befereneee to Bayard's Death.
Special CabU Dupatth to Tax Bow.
London, Sept. 28. All the morning papers
contain tympathttle referencea to the death of
ex-Ambassador Bayard. They especially re
mark that he was the pioneer In the Anglo
American enfant.
Resigns from the Japanese Cabinet.
Sptcial (.tot. ticipmtcK la Tat Bra.
Yoxohama. Sept. 28. Minister of Justice
Ohlgathl hat resigned from the Cabinet.
Col. Hay In Washington.
Washington, Sept 28. Col. John Hay, the
new Secretary ot State, reached Washington to
night from his country plaea In New Hamp
shire. He will call on PretuUnt McKinley to
morrow, take the oath ol office on Friday and
assume the dutlet of his office on Saturday,
when the members of the Diplomatic Corps
will probably be received.
Senator Banna in Washington,
Washington. Bept 28. Senator Hanna ar
rived In Wathlugiou lata this afternoon and
ipeut the evening at the White House. A
Chairman ol the National Republican Commit
tee, be Is here to look after the Congressional
Be Beglne to Concentrate Tienns Prepara
tory to Kmbarkatloa - Spain Charters
Seventeen Shins to Take the Wounded and
Nek Hoate Sagnsta Perplexed by Be
quests from Civilians far free Passage.
Jwsnal Coble Dupokk tt Tat Bra.
Madrid. Bept 28. Oen. Blanco reports that
he haa begun the concentration ot troops pre
paratory to embarkation. He hat atked for In
structions concerning the exercise of the rights
of sovereignty In Cuba, which, ha taya. It dally
becoming more difficult
The Government baa cabled to Oen. Blanco
Instructing him to disband on Friday all the
local volunteers and auxlliarlea. paying them
three months' arrears of wages out ot the ten
months' arrears due them. Thla step haa been
taken In consequence of Gen. Blanco's con
stant demands for money with whloh to meet
the colonial expenses, whloh must obviously
Anally fall on the home treasury. The Govern
ment, therefore decided to promptly atop the
expense entailed by the volunteers.
Capt. Aunon, Minister ot Marine, baa tlto
cabled to Admiral Manterola. the Spanish naval
commander at Havana, ordering him to tend
home Immediately all the warships remaining
In the West Indies.
The Government baa chartered seventeen
vessels of the 8panlth Transatlantic line to
bring back to Bpaln 20,000 tick and wounded
troops from Cuba. The healthy troopa will be
brought to Bpaln aa quickly at possible attar
the sick and wounded are cared for.
The Ministers are much perplexed by the re
quests from clvillant in the Antilles to be re
patriated. They cannot aaalat these civilians
owing to the lack of money.
Aa American Soldier Killed by Spaniards
In Porta Rico.
Bpecial CabU Detpatck n Tax Bow.
8a Juab, Porto Rico, Bept. 28. Word waa
received to-day of the shooting of an American
soldier by Spaniards at Aguadllla on Monday
night. A native Porto Rlcan received word
that hit place was to be raided by outlawa, and,
being badly frightened, he aaked the American
and Spanish commanders for protection, neg
lecting, however, to notify either of them that
he had asked protection from both.
When the Spanish and American soldiers ar
rived on the scene ot the threatened raid each
mistook the other for the outlaws and a volley
waa fired by both. One of the Americans, a
member of a Kentucky regiment wat killed.
Fifteen percent of the members of the light
artillery batterlea are on the sick Hat and 25
per cent, ot the men are not well. Their offi
cers say that the men must be sent home be
fore they can recuperate. The light batteries
are not needed here, and their pretence en
tails a heavy expenae upon the Government
Only heavy artillery Is needed for the fortifica
tions. The same ratio of sickness prevails through
out the entire American army in the island.
Better conditions will prevail when the men
get into barracks. The present it the worse
season of the year in Porto Rico.
Defied the Sergeant-at-Annt and Broke Up
Last Night's Meeting.
At the meeting ot the Hoboken Common
Counoil last night Councilman Philip Bteur
wald's nine colleagues ordered his removal
from the chamber for disturbing the proceed
ings. He refuted to ttlr and defied the Ber-geant-at-Arma
to take him from the room.
"I am here to represent the people and no
man can take me from my chair unleat he
drags my dead body over my desk." he de
clared. Policeman Welsh, who waa acting aa
Sergeant-at-Arms, vainly tried to coax Bteur
wald from the Council chamber ana was about
to resort to force when u recess was or lered.
Steurwald interrupted a roll call with a de
mand that the minutes, which he hod arrived
too late to hear, be read. Chairman Bewig re
fused to humor htm and he interrupted every
attempt to transact business by reiterated de
mands for the minutes aud by pounalng on
his desk, declaring he would not allow any
thing to tie done until he got his rights. The
Council chamber was In an uproar and several
members demanded that Steurwald be re
moved. The council did not reconvene after the re
A Report That IXl.ooo of Them Have Been
Ordered Out of the Indian Territory.
Wichita. Kan., Sept. 28. The Dawes Com
mission haa just Issued orders declaring
about 20,000 white men who have married
Indian women In the Indian Territory to be
Intruders and ordering them to leave the
country at onoe. The Indian agent haa been
called upon for his police to eject these sauaw
men. as they are called,
For twentv-tlvo years they have been coming
into the Indian Territory and marrying In
dian women, and they and their families oom
firlse the more civilised population of the coun
ry. They are settled upon large areas ot till
rible land, aud have fine farms. The Indian
awe allow them to vote and hold offloe. but
not to share In the land.
Last fall the Dawes Commission Issued a simi
lar order declaring them intruders, but no
attempt was made to enforce It. The commis
sion recently arrived from Washington and
issued the order anew, with strict instruc
tions for the enforceajitnt Consternation
reigns, aa the wives of the white men will have
to remain at home to retain the allotments.
A Tout Leads to a Fight, In Which One
Man Gets Knocked Through a Window.
James Wilson of 127 West 118th ttreot met
Hugh Blotting and John Lynoh of 1613 Park
avtnue In a taloon at 118th atreet and Eighth
avenue about 12 o'clock latt n ight
When drlnkt were proposed. Wilton drank
"To the Queen," and Lynch called him a
damned Orangeman. Then Wilson called
Lynoh a pig-headed Irishman, and a fight
In the courte of It Lynoh was knocked
through a plate-glass window, and afterward
had eighteen stitches taken in his scalp.
Wilton was charged upon by a large crowd
that gathered, and It took three policemen to
help him out of Its clutches. He wat locked up.
Typhoid Favor and Dysentery Are Prevalent
at Dawson.
Saw Francisco. Bept 28. The Alaaka Com
mercial Company's steamer Bertha arrived to
day from Bt. Michael bringing about 750,000
In gold dutt and drafts. Of this amount e3&0.
000 belongs to the Commercial Company and la
In fourteen boxes of gold dutt and nuggets.
Most of the passengers brought small amounts,
averaging II, 800, though a few had at much aa
tlo.tHkJ tplece. Four married women were In
the party, and they will not return. Several
fiassengors declared that the health ot Dawson
every bail because of poor water. Typhoid
fever and dysentery are racing.
The President to Visit Bt. Louis.
Wabhinoton, Bept. 28. Pretldent McKinley
decided this evening to inolude Bt. Louie In the
Itinerary of his Western trip. He did not In
tend to go anywhere exeept to Omaha and Chi
cago, but Richard Kerene aud other Bt. Louie
men taw htm to-day and persuaded him to
change hit mind. It It not unlikely that the
President will alto stop at antat city, aoorea
of letters ana telegrams from that place, urg
ing him to pay Kausat City a vltlt navt been
received by the Preeldeut
Pore water it ninmter to life. Leadotaerqy U
absolutely pore. Bt aperils sad Bevet pi till, -Joe.
A Decree Informing the People of Hit In
creasing Poor Henlth.
Mpeeial Cable BetpaMut at Tas fhm.
Peeik. Sept. 2a An Imperial edict pub
lished on Monday, regrets the Increasing 111
health of the Emperor, and commands the Gov
ernors of all the provinces to tend the beet
phytlclans to attend him.
This action It taken to prepare the people In
the event ot hit Majesty's Illness becoming ag
gravated. The Emperor'a death would not
now affect the situation, the succession being
already provided for.
Shamohat, Bept 38. The decree referring
to the health ot the Emperor Is Interpreted
here at a preliminary to the announcement of
hit death, which haa been regarded as certain
ever since the coup (Total by the Dowager Impress.
I b Said to Have Bean Ponnd and It
Amounts to AO.OOO.onO.
Mpeaial CabU Derpaleb. I. Tas Bra.
Lemon. Bept. 90. A despatch to the Daily
Telegraph from Cairo tayt lt It declared In of
ficial circles that the Khalifa's treasure that
was hidden in the desert haa been found. It Is
valued at t50.000.000. and will be forwarded to
Ha adds that he learns that Gen. Kitchener.
the leader of the Anglo-Egyptian expedition,
regards hit work at oompleted and will return
to England. It la believed that Gen. Hunter
will auocosd him as Sirdar ot the Egyptian
Terrible Results at a Dynamite Bsploaten
Bear New Whateom, Wash.
New Whatcom, Wash., Bept 28. An explo
sion of dynamite fifteen miles from here this
afternoon killed and wounded fifteen men,
killed four horses and demolished tbe windows
of houses for seven miles around.
Remarkable Tailing OS in This Tear's Catch
on Land and Sea.
8av Fbanciboo. Sept 28. The first aut hentlo
report for the present season from the pelagla
sealing fleet In Behrlng Sea was received to
day by the Alaska Commercial Company. It
confirms the prediction that the seals are being
rapidly exterminated and are already so few In
number aa to make hunting them unprofit
able. Only twenty-eight British sealing ves
sels were In northern waters this year, and
their aggregate catch waa only 10,000 skins,
against 00.000 skins only three years ago. The
biggest catch was by the Otto, whloh took 722
The North American Commercial Company's
catch this season la only 18.000 skins, against
100,000 tor some previous years. The same
falling off Is noted la the Russian and Japanese
rookeries. Tho Russian Sealskin Company,
whloh has leased the Comandorakl Island rook
eries, has taken this year only 7.000 skins
againtt 50.000 last year. At this rate the seals
will be as scarce aa buffalo In a few years.
Twenty-two Persons Injured In a St. Lenlt
Fire A Woman Dead.
Bt. Loots, Bept 28. Bhortly after 9 o'clock
thlt morning tire started In the basement of C,
& W. MoClean'a sporting goods house, quickly
followed by three explosions, blowing out the
walls and hurling bricks and glass in every di
rection. Twenty-two persons were Injured,
twelve requiring surgical attention.
The popping of 40.000 cartridges as the Are
reached them rendered the work ot the Fire
Department extremely dangerous. Florence
Hlgble and Pauline Bruder received fatal In
juries by falling or leaping from the third-story
windows, escape by the stairways being cut
off. Miss Bruder died to-night A shipping
clerk carried a twenty-pound keg of powder
from tbe burning building in his arms, pre
venting a possibly even more serious disaster.
The loss Is about $100,000.
Delegates Presented to M. Deleatss He Will
Olve a Luncheon In Their Honor To-Day.
Special CabU DluuUA Is TBS Bow.
Paris. Bept 28. A diplomatic reception was
held at the Foreign Office this afternoon, at
which Gen. Horace Porter, the American Am
bassador, presented the American Peace Com
missioner! to M. Delcaase. Minister ot Foreign
Affairs. The Spanish Commissioners were
presented by Bettor Leon y Castillo, tbe Span
ish Ambassador.
M. Delcaase will to-morrow give a luncheon
at the Qual d'Oraay In honor of the Commit
tlouere. The first session of the joint commis
sion will be held on Saturday.
Agulnalde Summon! It urgeata to Witness
His Inauguration
Wasbthotow, Bept. 28. A despatoh received
at the War Department thlt evening from
Manila reported that Agulnaldo had turn
monad tht Filipinos to assemble at Malalos to
morrow to witness the Inauguration of the to
called Philippine Republic The despatoh aaid
that 50,000 people were expected to attend.
Officials here do not anticipate trouble aa a re
sult of the gathering, but extra precautions
will be taken by Major-Gen. Otlt.
Ha Battel Port Bald on Hit Way to tbe
Parlt Conference.
Bpeeiol OobU Dupatcb le Tas Bus.
Port Said. Bept 28. Gen. Merrltt and hit
party paased here to-day on board the ateamer
Arcadia, from Hong Kong. Gen. Merntt Is
bound from Manila to Paris, where he will ad
vise the American Peace Commissioners at to
the situation In the Philippine!.
Confederate! Unwilling to Make Milt Hill
tbe " Daughter of the Coafederaey."
Richmond, Va . Sept 28. A largo number of
the members ot the Confederate Memorial
Literary Society, which some time ago pur
chased tbe old White Houte of the Confederacy
and established therein a large Confederate
museum, held a meeting at the muteum to
day and diaouased lu animated tones the
totlon of some of the Southern and Chicago
Confederate veterans In suggesting Miss Lucy
Lee Hill at the successor of the late Winnie
Davis. Daughter of the Confederacy.
Thty decided unanimously that there oould
be no tucostsor to Mitt Davis, who wat the
only woman who waa born In the White House
ot the Confederacy, and therefore she alone
was entitled to the distinction.
They sll agreed that Hits Hill Is one of the
most popular and highly esteemed of all the
Southern girls, but oould not accept the iu -geetlon
regarding her.
Latest Marine latelllgeaee.
Arrive Bt laka. tohls, reatsa and Boathaavp
teai It AiejTEUr, Bubaar, BoMsrdaav
I Don't Think Anything Will Be Settled
Before the Convention," Bays Mr, Cro
ker He Added That Tammany Will Nat
Tote for Van Wyck Unless She Has To
But Tan Wyek't Boom It the Strongest
of All, with Btaaehneld'i and Dantortb.
Next In Order -Silver Men Demand
That the Chicago Platform Be Indorsed.
Btraouse. Bept. 28. The Democratic tangle
to-night It just as bad aa it was yesterday.
United Statet Senator Edward Murphy, Jr
the Hon. Blchard Croker. former Senator
David B. Hill. State Senator Patrick H. Mc
Carren and Anthony M. Brady, who with Hugh
McLaughlin, the veteran leader ot Ktnga
county, manage the Democratic party, have
not yet made up their minds whom they will pit
against Theodore Roosevelt and the other
Republicans nominated yesterday at Bare
toga The woods are as full ot booms to
night as they have been from the tint,
and while no new ones have developed fof
the head ot the ticket new onet are being
Incubated hourly tor all of the other planes on
the ticket. The Democratic statesmen are not
paying any attention to the booms tor tho
other places: their whole attention it being de
voted to the head of the ticket and to th still
mora Important queatlon as to the sort of a,
platform they are going to run their man on
The silver men are cantankerous.
It has been the cuttom from time Immemo
rial for Demooratio State Conventions to In
dorse the Democratic platform adopted by the
last preceding National Convention. The Chi
cago platform Democrats are here to-day la
numbers. Thoy are regular Democrats. They
declare emphatically that this Demooratio
Convention mutt indorte the platform on which
Bryan and Sewall ran for President, and thai
the candidates nominated here for the State
offices muHt all ot them be men who openly
and avowedly supported the regular Demooratio
candidates In 1800. The Democratic statesmen
thought that they had settled satisfactorily
all thla trouble about free tllver and tho
Chicago platform early In the summer, when
they determined to build the platform here on
State Issues alone, but they find themselvet
now confronted by these Chicago platform
Democrats, who wont be put down. The tll
ver men held a convention ot their own thla
morning and adopted resolutions directing the
regular convention to Indorse the National
Democratic platform. Then they adjourned
to await the action of the convention.
The trouble cropped out In the regular
convention almost as soon as the temporary
Chairman had finished hla speech, and It waa
only by the absolute refusal of the Chairman
to listen to the representative of the Chicago
platform Democrats and the hustling work ot
Secretary DefrocHt, to say nothing of the
strong arm of Hergcant-at-Arms Wager, thai
It waa hold in check temporarily. The appli
cation of the gag law haa served to further
anger the Chicago platform Democrats, and the
Democratic Btatesmou who are running the
party have truly got their hands full. At thla
writing tt Is not certain just how that end ot
the circus is going to turn out
But to get back to the question of candidates
and booms. The healthiest boom In the col
lection is unquestionably that ot Mayor Robert
A. Tan Wyck of New York. It hasn't got any
tangible head, at leaat on the surface and no
body will confess responsibility for it othor
than John Flanagan of Ontario. Nevertheless,
It it certain that the Mayor's boom waa care
fully planned and hat been carefully managed,
also that lt Is being worked and well worked.
Mr. Croker and Tammany Hall assert that they
have nothing to do with the Mayor's boom and
that they don't encourage It but tbe assertion
is frequently made that Mr. Croker Is respon
sible for the Mayor, boom, that he really
wants the Mayor to get the nomination, and
that he la playing long-distance politics. Ot
course. If Mr. Croker and Tammany Hall
wanted Mayor Tan Wyck to get the nomination
for Governor they would contrive to nave tho
demand for his nomination come from up
country districts, just aa the demand here
Mr. Croker took a ride this afternoon with
Mayor McGuIre ot Syracuse, who has a boom
ot hit own. After hs bad returned from hla
drive with Mayor MoGulre Mr. Croker received
some ot the newspaper men In his room. They
wanted to know particularly about Mayor Taa
Wyek't boom. Mr. Croker leaned against too
wall and the newspaper man surrounded him
and pumped questions Into him. Mr. Croker
stated positively that he had not personally or
otherwise authorised anybody. In or oat ot
Tammany Hall, to ask for a rota for Mayor
Tan Wyck or to do anything to aid the Mayor's
boom. The Interview, as given here la not
verbatim, but lt contains In substance every
thing that waa asked and everything that was
said In reply. -l
" Have you exprestsd any preferenoe for any
of the can didates I" waa ons queatlon.
Mr. Croker shook his bead and replied i " No,
no; I have no preferenoe. I novo no candi
date at all. I nave not expressed an opinion
one way or the other about any candidate."
" Will you express an opinion about whloh
you think the strongest candidate J"
" No. no ; I really don't know any more about
the matter than I did the day I earns here, ax
oept that there are a lot of candidates. Mayor I
Van Wyok is not a candidate, and never haa
been ; yet he Is being talked about a good deal.
I can say thlt: Tammany Hall will not vote for
Mr. Van Wyok unleat the haa to. We don't sea
the use of precipitating mother fight for the
Mayoralty In a year't time."
" Has Tammany Hall decided whom she will
vote fort"
"No, not so far as I know."
" But she Is going to decide to-night, as I
understand it" said one man.
" No," aaid Mr. Croker, " I don't think so. not
"You tay, then, that the situation at tho
present time le exactly the tame as lt haa
been ?" tald another reporter.
"Yet." said Mr. Croker, " so f ar as I can sao '
It Is just the same."
"Well. Mr. Croker," tald still another re
porter, "do you consider tbat the strength ot
the other candidates Is manufactured white
Mayor Van Wyok's strength is spontaneous?
" You mean the other oandidatet have been
looking for delegates?"
"That It It"
"The other candidates have been working
said Mr. Croker, "and to that extent then
strength is manufactured Nobody hat been
looking for delegates for the Mayor, and no
body haa been working for him. It haa been
apparently spontaneous."
" You have, seen a great many men from up
the State since you came here?"
"Oh, yes, a great many, a great many. A
good many delegations have called on me from
all parts of the State. There are many candi
dates for Governor, you know. There ia 'Jm
Stanohfleld, and a lot of them, and friends ot j
about all of them, I guest, have come to tee mo
and tell me bow ttrong their oandidatet are.
They would like to get Tammany's vote for
their man, of course."
"Many ot them have oome to talk to rot) !M
about Mayor Van Wyck. toot"
"Yes. yea. a good many talked abool tho

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