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jjjjVI -M 32, NEW YORK, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY THE SUN PRINTING" AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. -TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS ' IJOST COMMISSION MEET. tttt aobee to say notbing to aht o.vb of them doings. -frntTak Soma Time to Arrant Peace M ,(, Baela at Giving Cs the Philippines aaaja'l Army and Politicians Must Be Hfconc llr.l to the Idea Pint gagasta la Trying ' otter Disgust with the Colo ,)) Question Tha CarlUts Hope Mow to telle the Throne with the Army's Aid. frtcai Cable Dttpateku la Tai Boa. I ?!"' "' ' 1- Thn first meeting of the Joint jwaBComtmsMiu was held at 2:30 1". M. to I dir. The Americans arrived Brat, and wero flTPili'i.lv by ordinary liveried attendants. I jm French Government, instead of acting in iir sense as hosts, has placed the apartments (lajTat the disposition of the members, who Heuconiplctolv In possession of the suite of rooms a if they were In a private hotel. It Hi ben erroneously reported that tho moot Ill place would bo in the Sallo d'Ambnssa fcora. This grand apartment, however, is so disproportionate to ""' size of the commission titt its members preferred one of the smaller udlenco rooms. Minister Delcnastf paid the am mission the compliment of spreading an tlaborste lunch in the anteroom, which none of Ibe Commissioners touched. The ton mcml'ers arrived almost slmulta nonelranil entered the conference room. The American secretaries did not attend. Three Iranian secretaries came, and Heflor Vlllarrutla liked the attendants to provide them with quarters In tha anteroom, saying that they sight be needed Inter. The meeting lusted just an hour, only the ten I Commissioners attending. The Americans left together. Mr. Pay. In reply to a question vhether a President had been chosen, said : "No, we only discussed preliminaries and ad Homed till Monday." One point was definitely settled, which Seflor lontero Rlos smilingly reported on leaving tbeconference chamber a few moments later: "Wehave mutually agreed to say nothing to ur one outside that door." The domestic and political situation in Spain will bo the controlling faotor in preventing an ureemont on anv treaty of peace for some time to come. The American Commls&lonera will be compelled to take full cognizance of this Mure of the problem, although technically lib. of course, in no way Involved in the pur nilt of their mission. To-day's information from Madrid Indicates that the Sagasta Ministry only now undcr-itiml- that America will insist upon the prac tleal abandonment of the wholo Philippine ircblpelaco by Spain. It will require some time, under the most favorable conditions, to reconcile the Spanish people, or. rather, the 6nnlsh politicians and the army, to the loss of practically all Spain's colonial possessions. It latno scarcely concealed intention of the Carllst leaders to attempt an insurrection 'as oon as peace Is concluded, and they are esne cy confident of success tf the terms arouu hrorabltt to Spain, as thoy must, in any treat, be. Tortunately the latest news from the Phlllp plnea lends. In Its effect upon public opinion, to help the cause, of the present dynasty. Seflor Bajputs is shrewdly using the news of the icretdaf the Insurrection to the other islands' ft to foster popular disgust with the whole colo pj ahl question. He is slyly making prominent tie laet that even If America should abandon til claims. Spain must reconquer the whole trehlpelago. a task which Is too great for an apoverlshou and exhausted nation, and is not forth undertaking even if Spain possessed the Beans. Tho Spanish public as a wholo will require little persuasion to acquiesce in this view, but the Spanish public counts for little. It Is the arrar which is the decisive factor. It 1 by means of the army that the Carlists hope to eiie the throne. The peasants and the masses lenerally are so inert und apathetic that neither aide takes them much into account. His upon the development of this situation last depends tho question whether Seflor 8a nita will modify his instructions to the Com aiaalouers and permit them to nccept the American terms. He will not do so at present. He may even permit the commission to be anie hopelessly deadlocked and await not un IHIngly the American naval demonstration oe the coast of Spain if it will help him to gain hie auprvme object, namely, the preservation "I the existing dynasty. The sessions of the Peace Convention, which wnn to-duy. will therefore be eventless and more or loss farcical until the exigencies of Spanish politics render possible n change in I the Instructions, which at present make ogrce- Dent out of the question. The American members may soon Und it neo- I ary to consider the point whether It will be I Mtluble to exercise patience or break off the M eotlatlons and adopt a more vigorouscourse. no not Impossible that this question will be I 'iMklT discussod with the Spaniards them- levee, but it Is premuture. perhaps, to suggest I wila course before the negotiations have for- ailly begun. Ji Bpuni"h Commissioner., if should be I mi. do not include the man who really repre- " nd will direct Spanish interests here. B waely. Seflor Castillo, who is the ablest dlplo I jutlet In the borvlee of Spain. Ho will really I nct and control the policy of the Spanish wmmlssioners. I Lwdo. Oct. l.-Mr. Blowltz sends to the ime ta account of the frame of mind of the I IT on tne JoiDt I,eace Commlasion. He I "'that in the eyes of the Spaniards the sole westlon to be discussed is the Philippines. nereonthey are as firmly resolved to resist I " Pretensions of the Americans as the Amor I oj"r raaolvetl not to abandon an inch of I ir pretensions in Cuba and Porto Rico. The I Um 0( tho desPtch suggests that Its con-' I r. , re TOm"nunicatod by the Spanish Com- loners. It says: I "Tl.. o . "Paniarda believe that they will retain " Poasession and government of the Philip- I im i ,hy Bre ,eebly oouscious that they I J.l''ve1,'ac'rdtothe Americans facilities ImJ Mly,iei wlieh wUl In the largest way I J?fotf ""'"""Itinio. commercial and ludus- -?Mliey of the United States. Tbey know I Phii Amc,r!c''" contemplate having In the I whT,Kt"n''S a Utlon' Perhaps even stations. n, m eonj unction with other stations thoy I hi.!rg zine'rom American soil to the Phil- PWnea and from the Philippines to China. I .-. ,he door fo the Celestial Empire. I ibdi'.fT1"" as they "r8 ln oommerolaland I ttisM !? e"t'r';,ri'i"- they will aoon bemas aV oi t niLcse commerce and industry. I obau HJ"iar(is seem ready to place no I ftTa, ' "l0 wa)r of the" schemes which I Uth.?er" "r,s hope to realize ou Chinese soil. I tt 'r.easl"'(,c" to China by sea evidently I Bam. "'"' "" ,mmelle advantage over all I ih ""'"'n: and. calculating In thiswar. I (t,,,"'ar,s"m persuaded that the Ameri I th pi ,'""' tl,l""cultie8 of the annexation I vin ."J" Bnd ,l18 extreme reluctance I loriter! .' 8ccept an American proteav I oj! Vi ' th,;ln-will come to an arrangement I h"' u''Vi""aoou8 and honorable to both I Mraw1SUlt,nB 'U """' J ProflUble I ii r "1! 6iU tbat lhB Hwmi8h P"1" do I Head" knuine mood. lU.iOrraU I Mh,k'M "",""' to,mi',,en? 0ur "Present I t win, Jo"" 1'ouo,, Commission are load- m Mite! !"'"'"; ,'""1 ''"cuiiionts containing con kmrialnu i". Und "i'ormali""- They are UabU i m' questions under the "lug InUuenoe oi the thought that to morrow's Instructions may cancel to-day's. The Amerioans are of on accord ln their de mands, and fully understand what their nation wants. Ours dare not move without referring the quest inn to headquarters. It Is safe to an ticipate that the Americana will win all along the Una In the forthcoming deliberations." mar ita.vt ko morb or hpaix. The Central Philippines 'Will Fight It We Abandon Them to the Dons. frttiml CaM Dttpalch to Tax Son. Iton.o, Philippines. Sept 27, Tin Manila. Oct 1. In order to avoid the Spanish censorship, this despatch was mailed to Manila, whence it was forwarded by cable: Tho Spaniards at Hollo are greatly perturbed by tho doings of tho Insurgents, and the wild est rumors are In circulation concerning the action of (len. Rlos. Governor of the Visayas. control Philippines. Since the surrender of Manila to the Americans (len. Rlos has sent to Mindanao, tho most southern and the second largest island in the group, SOU additional troops, and it is said that tho Spaniards have 2.000 soldiers there, but this is bolievod to be an exaggeration, Tho preparations to resist the insurgents are very feeble nnd the Spanish foel that they are helpless agaJnst-the natives. The Spanish gunboat El t'nnu is out of re pair and useless, and two smaller boats there are In evon worse condition. It is understood that the natives and negroes on the other Isl ands of tho central groupare waiting to see the Americans take the islnnds. With this they would be satisfied, but they would not submit again to tho rule of Spain. If the Americans leave they will start nn In surrection which will sweep the Islands. One or two Spanish ports on the island of Panay are surrounded by natives, but nothing further has been done. Business men are showing the keenest inter est in the situation. Many of them have been hero twenty years or more and are unanimous In their conviction that if tho Americans do not take and hold the islands they will all be ruined. Englishmen of experience among the business men say that the people are docile and easily managed. No attention Is being paid to the ratification of the Filipino declaration of inde pendence by the Filipino Congress at Malolos on Thursday. There Is some smallpox here, but the health conditions are not serious. Tho United States warships Boston and Ra leigh have arrived here from Cobu. tho third most important port in the Philippines. ErACUATISQ POKTO RICO. Admiral Sehley Says All the Spanish Troops WUl Have Left by Next Thursday. Special Cable Dtnatch to Tb Bus. Sas Juax. Porto Rico, Oct 1. A largo Span ish transport arrived here to-day. another is due to-morrow, and a hospital ship is due on Monday. These ships have a total capacity of 3.000 men. and there is enough tonnage en route to clear the entire Island of Spanish sol diers. Admiral Schley says he may be quoted as saying that the Spaniards will all bo out by Oct. a. The preliminaries for tho general raising of the American flsg have begun, and immense crowds Of expeotant natives are looking forward eagerly to the change. It will be the most Im pressive ceremony in the history of the island. A great number of transfers of contract land are being made hy the Spanish authorities. These contracts were made three years ago ln order to bring about the development of Gov ernment land, and tha Spanish are taking the precaution to save all of the rights of purchasers under the law. Three years ago two-thirds of the land on tha island was virgin soil and owned by Spain. Hundreda of liberal concessions were given to have this land Improved, and these concessions are now being replaced by absolute deeds. The Spanish authorities are acting with fairness and courtesy throughout the transactions. THE BATTLESHIPS DETAISBD. They May Not Be Beady to Sail for Manila Before Oct. 6. Wabhtnotos. Oct. 1. This was the second date sot for the sailing of the battleships Oregon and Iowa for Manila, but they did not sot out on their voyage of 18.000 miles. It was said early ln September that the two big armorcluds would sail in a very short time. Then they were ordered to be in readiness to sail on Sept. 27. When they did not get away on tbat date It waa an nounced by the Navy Department that they would probably sail on Oct. 1, According to tho explanation given nt tho Navy Department there is nothing unusual in the failure of tho vessels to set away. They are practically ready, wholly so far as condition for sea service is concerned, but each battleship is taking an extra supply of ammunition ana provisions, and it Is no easy matter to get all this additional cargo on board in a few days. Then, again, it Is explained that some of the supply ships that will accompany the Oregon andtholowit are not neatly. Ah the Iowa will lie obliged to test her repaired gun mounts bofore leaving tho United States, there is no prospect that the expedition will start until the middle of next week at the earliest, and If the test should not prove satisfactory a still further delay will be necessnry. Conservative officers estimate that the ships will clear from Tompklubville not sooner than Oct. 0. THE IOWA JOISS THE ORBOOX The Two Battleships Now Ready for Their Long Journey to Manila. The battleship Iowa, which is to accompany the Oregon to Manila, took her departure from the navy yard at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. She fired a parting salute of thirteen guns ln honor of Rear Admiral bunco, the commandant of the yard, and there waa a response of nine guns from the cob dock In honor of t'upt. Silas Terry. The men on the Texas and Vermont cheered as the Iowa sailed out of the Wallubout Channel with a brand new American fiagutloat. Tne Iowa went diroet to the Sandy Hook waters to tent the new levating muuhinery for her H-inch guns. In the afternoon she joined the Oregon at the Tompkiimville auchorage to await sailing orders from Washmgtou A tele- f;ram was forwarded in the morning to Wash ngton by Rear Aiiniir.il Runce. saying that the two battleships were ready to start ou their ls.tiOO-mllo trip. The converted yacht Gloucester. In command of Lieut V niuwrighi. left the yard yesterday for Annapolis. CAPT. BARKER HATS FAREWELL. Glwes a Reception to a Large Party of Guests Aboard the Oregon. Capt. Barker of the battleship Oregon gave a farewell reception last night aboard his ship, at which tho guesta of honor were: Capt. O. O. Hamlet of the practice ship Chase, now at anchor ln the harbor, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomaa H. Williams of Jersey City. It was 5 o'clock when the largo party of guests boarded the battleship. Capt. Barker waa fairly showered with good wishes for a successful and pleasant voyage to the Philippines After the reception the guests went on board the converted yscht Vixen, and from there they ooarded the Chase, where they became the guests of tin; cadets. After being served with refreshments they wen; landed In launches ut Sliiplciuii. In the party were many young people from Now York and Jersey City. TRAXSPOBTS PBOM MANILA. The Senator Beported at Honolulu Repair ing Damages Received In a Typhoon. Wabuinuxon. Oct. 1. The War Department has received this despatch from Major-Gen. Men mm. commanding the Department of Cal ilniniii; "Sam Fbahcibco. Sept. 30 No tranaporta yet arrived. Senator is reported at Honolulu repairing duuiuges incurred In a phoou, and f expected to sail to-day for this port. Will report others as soon us heard I rum. "MaauiAM, Major-General Commanding." A waU-itraasa 1 aaao la amiad dom aeet to foot for tha battla of Ufa. ttorlejr k Wright. luanijutat taUots. luWaat aett at. tear iovawiA eiftniAiiif. Mad ciata jjUivaa. -. MORE SCANDALS COMING. FRESH BBTBXATIOVB OF INFAMY TO MB MADE IN FRANCE, Tha Next Kipoanres WUl Delight All the Knemles of Prance Crimes Committed Even Since the Zola Trial -They Will Prove tha Immoral Effect of Keeping Great Nations Constantly on a War Pootlng-Tha Persecution of Ploqnart. fT"cial Cmblr Dttpateh to Tax Sun. Pams. Oct. 1. There Is a welcome lull ln the great national scandal in France, but the res pite Is only temporary. There are fresh revelations pending quite as sensational as any yet made. The French people are not credited, as a nation, with a superabundance of the virtue of patience, and It Is a matter of some surprise that they have already endured so much without a characteristlo demonstra tion of resentment. The next exposures will be such as might tempt any ambitious foreign power to take ad vantage of the weakness and Infamy of those upon whom France rolles for her defence.- But, fortunately, there Is liitlo reason to fear an attack from tho quarter whonce tho French themselves bollove It Is most likely to come. The story, when told, will be an appalling ob ject lesson on tho moral effect upon those most concerned of the modern system of keeping great nations constantly on a war footing. I put it in this form because it is impossible to believe that tho men who control and direct the national defence are natural scoundrels, conspirators, and criminals. Evidence Is not wanting, ln fact, that similar perversions of moral sense are not absent from other military cabinets on the continent. One would suppose tbat the experience of the earlier stages of this scandal would hava taught the folly aa well aa the wiokedness of resorting to forgery, perjury and other forms of conspiracy and crime. But the lesson was not learned, aa would have been revealed If the Picquart trial had been allowed to proceed the other day. Tho Infamous record has received shameful additiona even since the Zola trial in February. The danger of these fresh exposures Is the principal motive-for the outrageous perse cution of Lieut-Col. Picquart, to whose rescue the friends of justice are now mainly dovoting themselves instead of the Dreyfus case. The latter must await the Court of Cassation, which necessarily requires several weeks. Lieut.-Col. Picquart is not so severely treated as some of his friends of tile press represent He is not absolutely cut off from the world as has been asserted. I was per mitted to road yesterday a letter from the prisoner written on the previous day wherein ho describes his health as good, his patience as not exhausted, and ho thanks his correspondent for the books which he hnB been allowed to read. He Is able to write and receive letters which do not contain anything except trivial personalities. Every effort is making to discount tha discredit of the revelations which Esterhazy threatens. It Is quite true that nothing this arch villain may say ia now received with credence on either aide. The London Daily -Veus' dramatic story of Casimtr-PdVler's Interviews with Count von Munster as the cause r.f the former's resigna tion from the Presidency finds few believers In Paris among those whose sources of Informa tion entitle their opinion to respect. ENGLAND AND GERMANY. Their Understanding Seems to Balate to the Whole of Afriea. tftoial Cable Dttpateh to Tax Sirs. Lo2jdo!I. Oct 1. The understanding with Germany secmslto relate to the entire African continent and not only to the reversion of a Portuguese colony. Most of the German press, in pursuance of the mutual dislike ex isting between the Berlin and London news papers, candidly avow that they have been publishing articles urging the French to in sist upon the retention of Fashoda. but the KolniMclit Zeitung prints to-day this communi cation : "Taking account of the relative number of the forcea In the Soudan aa well as the gen eral situation there. France can hardly expect to uphold her claim to the possession of Fash oda, EngloncUis (Irmly resolved not to tol erate I'renon centres of Influence In the! Sou dan under any lircumstances, "The difficulty of bringing about an under standing mainly consists of the question how to find a way out without hurting French sus ceptibilities, a way which would offer compen sations wherewith the French Government could, to tne outside public at any rate, de clare itself satisfied." Dr. W. J. Loyds, State Secretary of the South African Republic, has been in Berlin-this woek ln behalf of the Transvaal, but returned to tho Hague without seeing Emperor William. In fact, his reception In the German oapital was most unfriendly. He did not even aee Herr von BUlow. the Foreign Minister, but his sub stitute is reported to have said to Dr. Loyds In be hal f of h Is Majesty : " I must express to you the Emperor's urgent wish that you and your Government oeaae agi tating In the German newspapers against the Anglo-German agreement." After this Englishmen wnuldnot besurprlaed at any extension of Anglo-German political cooperation. GREAT CHANCE FOB OVB MEATS. i Horses and Even Cats and Dogs Are Now Eaten Largely In Germany. Rptcial Cable Dttpateh to Tax Bun. Biiiuk. Oot. L Germany's meat famine la spreading apace. In many places, notably In Saxony, cats and doga are being slaughtered and eaten by the poor. In aome Tillages sev eral families club together and buy a fat dog, to be killed and divided among them. The consumptldh of horseflesh is increasing phenomenally. Horseflesh butcheries are by ing established in towns where they hava never existed before. There haa been a con tlnuoua increase of arrests and convlcliona for selling unwholesome ordinary meats since the frontiers have been closed against foreign cattle and swine. On the other hand, there la a great and thriv ing trade in preserved American meats, de spite tho Government's obstaclea at the In stance of the Agrurluus. The tinned American meats imported during the flrst seven months of 18)18 amounted to 1.004.SOO kilograma (a kilogram is about 2 1-6 pounds, against 1,414. 000 in the corresponding mouths of 1807. Of fresh pork the importation was 6.75H.8O0, against 3.055,500: of pickled pork. 3.300.1)00. against 1.850.800; of bacon. 15.048.300. against 7.1311.300, and of lard, 64.350.400, against 47. 440.000. The demand for all of these still ex ceeds the supply, and If the general maaa of Germans can be convinced that American meats are always, of standard quality and can be had at a reasonable prioe the salsa can be extended fivefold. FRANCE IN TUB SOUDAN. She and England Wall Negotiate at Onto Concerning Pawhoda. ffpecial CaitU Dttpateh to Taa Boa. Pabis. Oot. 1. In order to avoid loss of time the British and French Governments have de cided not to await the arrival of Major Mar ohand's report, but begin negotiations imue diatoly tor Uas-sattla eat at tha nTWithjm of the-occupation of Paahoda, $ THE TROUBLE IN CHINA. Minister Wn Does Not Believe tha Reports of the Emperor's Death. Washwoton. Oct. 1. The State Depart ment has received the following despatch from Minister Conger at Pekln. dated Oot. 1: "Six leading conspirators executed by or der of the Empress yesterday. Kang. the leading reformer, adviser of Emperor, escaped on a British vessel. Emperor is reported dangerously ill. Order and quiet prevail here. Trouble feared at aome Interior points not heard from." A copy ot Minister Conger's despatch was shown to Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese Minis ter, this afternoon by a Sun reporter, to whom ho said: "I hava received no advices on the subject whatever, but I am of the opinion that tho six conspirators referred to are the same about which something has already been published. You will understand that China is n little ahead of us ln time, and that will account for the as sertion that the execution took place yestor day. It la nothing strange that the Emperor should bo dangerously 111. nnd I not bo advised of It. All the reports about poisoning, how ever, are without foundation in any way. I will explain to you that the Emperor is not only related to the Empress Dowager by mar riage, but is also a blood relation. Ho Is a son of the Empress Dowager's youngest sister, who married u brother of the Empress's hus band, and he is therefore her nephow. Ho hns always been very grateful to her for placing him on tho throne and has been moat obedi ent In carrying out tier wishes. It is there fore highly Improbable that she would be a party to his death." Minister Wu gave his version of the present trouble, going back In tho narration several months atto, when Prince Kung. a brother-in-law of the F.mpress Dowager, died. At that time it was thought that Weug Tung Ho. a former tutor of tne Emperor, would succeod the Prince, but he did not do so. but on the contrary, was dismissed from office by the Emperor upon the advice of the Empress. Attention was soon directed to Kang Yu Wei. who. as a protege of Li Hung Chang, had been placed in an important position. Kang is very enterprising and an advocate of reform. Min ister Wu intimated that he was rather Indis creet In his reform ideas, illustrating his re mark by reference to an edict Issued a short time ago upon the advice of Kang. It was this edict which undoubtedly "tlrred the Empress Dowager to action. It abolished some of the high posts in the kingdom and some of the departments at Pekln. This threw a groat many out of ofllco, who Immediately appealed' to LI Hung Chang and the Km press. So strongly did they urge their grievance against Kang nnd tho Emperor that the Empress stepped in with a view of reinstating the dis missed officials. Notwithstanding that Kong's move was worthy of commendation, Ll Hung Chang seems to have sided with the officials and opposed Kang. Public oalnlon became so intense that Kang was obliged to flee on a British vessel. Minister Wu said that at the present time LI Hung Chang has nominal office an High Secretary. 'It Is a sinecure." he added, "nnd does not carry with It as much influence as he formerly had POLICE INSPECTORS SHIFTED. Chief Devary Made gome Unexpected Changes In the Department Yesterday. Four Pollco Inspectors were unexpectedly shifted yesterday. Inspector John J. Harley wa9 transferred from.the Bronx to the district betwocn East Fourteenth and Ninety-sixth streets. Inspector Donald Grant left the dis trict to which Inspector Harley was appointed and wont to the borough of Queens. Inspec tor John H. Grant left the west side to take Inspector Harley'a place among the goats in the Bronx. Inspector Nicholas Brooks came from Queons aud took John H. Grant's former district. ChleCDevoreannonm-ed that the changes had been made a nsua'T for the good of the depart ment. The friends of Inspector Brooks regard his transfer as a move in tho right direction. Inspector Brooks was a friend of iormer Chief McCullngh when that officer was at the head of affairs lu Mulberry street. He had the west side inspection district from Fourteenth to 110th street, which included the Tenderloin. But when McCullngh went out Inspector Brooks waa sent to Queens. He has been try ing ever smco to get back to his former district above Fourteenth street. The transfer yester day did not take him exactly where he wanted to go, but It was near It. lie is merely below Instead of above Fourteenth street, but he is on the coveted side of town from tho stand point of a Police Inspector. Other changes made yesterday by the Chief were as folows: Capt. Anthony Allaire, drill master of the force, sent to the Madison street Police station, to succeed the late Capt. William Meakin : Sergt. Jacob Drown, who has been acting as Captain at tho Madison street Btntlon. -remanded to the Sergeant's desk : Sergt Rich ard'Coffey, who had charge of nil the depart ment horses, remanded to Central Park sta tion; Sergt. Willlnm V Eagnu of the Central Park suuud. seni lo take Coffey's former puosi Sergt Cotrell. who has been in command in Flushing, remanded to regular Sergeant's duty. and Roundsman Richard Holmes, who was an aid to Inseetor John H. Grant, was sent to thu' Astoria police station. BIG FIRE IN COLORADO SPRINGS. I'ouilrr Car Explodea and Starta the Blase Antler Hotel Burned. ECoi.oK.tuo Spbikcis. Col., Oct. 1. This city this afternoon had a destructive Are. which burned over four blocks of frame buildings, four lumber yurda, and destroyed the famous Antlers Hotel, the popular resort for tourists, constructed and furnished at a cost of half a million dollars. Tho fire started at 2:30 by the explosion of a car of powder in the Rio Grande freight station, and spread to the lumber yards adjoining. Heroic efforts were inado to stop the progress of tho flames, but. owing to strong winds the sparks were blown a long dlstanne, and within a few minutes tho lumber yards of the Crossy-Davis Company were on lire. The explosion of two cars filled with dynamite added to the force of the Are and scattered sparks around in every direction. Following the destruction of the flrst lumber yard, tho yurda of the Hellcn way and Newton Lumber Companies caught Are. The Rio Grande freight depot meantime was burning, as were a number of small buildings und offices near the lumber yards. From the lumber yard the Are leaped to the Antlers Hotel, one or the most prominent buildings in the city, and this was soon in flumes. As soon us It became evident that the local fire company could not cope with the flames, urgent telegrams were sent to Denver and Pueblo for assistance, and word was received that companies Irom both of those cities were on the way hero. Before thev hud arrived the flames were under control. The biggest indi vidual loss was the Antlers, but the aggregate will be about one million dollars. LEECH LAKE INDIAN BOW. Arrival of the Troops Bas Not Pacified the Red Man. SWalbm, Minn.. Oot. 1. The arrival of a de tail from the Third Regiment to assist In ar resting Indians of the Loech Lake reservation who refused to submit to the civil authorities has complicated Uie attuatiou. Those who are Informed feel sure that the troops already sent are inadequate to force matters and that If the troops Insist upon making the arrests trouble will follow. The newspaper reports llr.it began to excite the Iudiuns. and thea the arrival of the troops made them stubborn. They have beciune turbulent and laaoleut. The civil uuihjorttieu. in an effort to prevent further trouble, huve sent messengers to all parts of the reservation for the purpose of call lug the chiefs together. They will assemble at Leech Lake for u consultation on Monday The Indians say that their position is juailAed in the fact that they have beeu ili-treated re peatedly by officers, and that there ia no pos sible guarantee of'auiy bette- treatment In the future. Dim of the Indians who in wanted says that last spring lie was taken to liuluth as witness lu a whiskey case, being assured that his mileage and .expenses would be nuid. He asserts that on the is-casioa referred to lie was refused transisirUtion for Ihe return trip and was compelled lo walk from DuluHi to Wulker, arriving lin a starving condition. This story is vouched for by aeveiul persons lu Walker. Past Time to Savannah and Vlorlda. 9ennaylraiila. southern sad V. 0. and P., Short lone. Limited. 4:20 If. M daily. Through alecplag can Mew York to Tampa. Dining car eenaa maala. batwiauBawYoraauU.Oiuuli.ua. 1:0A nuaaiakr hutawl alsaVuaxcara Raw York o JsasAunvlSI. Kw iocs' orieuTlU aud 6 BwawJwa.-SZa. - FATE OF CHINA'S EMPEROR. riflT LATEST BBTOBT IS TBAT mm WAS MVBDBBBD. Ilia Death Ascribed la Various Despatches to Poison, Strangulation and Uaoanal Torturw-It la Said Certain Powers WUl Daposa the Dowager Empress and Arreet tho Alleged Marderer of tha Emperor. penal cM JwaW to Tars ami. Loudon. Oot. 1-A despatch ton local news agency says that a Chinese newspaper alleges that tha Emperor of China committed suicide after signing the Imperial ediot promulgated on Sept. 21. A news agency despatch from Shanghai says that the very latest news reoelved there con cerning the alleged death ot tha Emperor comprises three reports. One Is that he was poisoned, another that he waa put to death by strangulation, and the third that ha was sub jected to frightful torture, a red-hot iron haying been thrust into his bowels. The despatch also says It Is reported that certain ot the powers contemplate a counter coup to depose the Dowager Empress and ar rest and try Ll Yung Lu (or the murder ot tha Emneror. Sir Claude Macdonald. British Minister to China, has Informed the Foreign Office In a despatch from Pekln tbat Mr. Mordmore, an attache of the British Legation, while on his way home from tha railroad station, es corting a lady, was Insulted and finally attaoked by a Chinese mob. which pelted Mordmore and his companion with atones and covered them with mud. Later some Ameri can missionaries were similarly treated, and a Chinese Secretary of the American Legation was set upon and beaten so violently that one of his ribs was broken. The Mlniater says that there la a very dangerous (eeling abroad against foreigners. WILL CHINA BB OPEN TO ALLt That Concerns Europe More Than Palace Involutions at Pekln. Special Cable Dttpateh to Taa Bnw. London. Oct. 1. The palace revolution at Pekin is treated here aa a minor occurrence In the slow solution of the Chinese question. What the European powers are now striving to deolde Is whether the decrepit empire will henceforth be a dependency of the Czar's or whether the territory will be made accessible to the rest of the world to Increase the world's wealth. There la no need to dogmatize aa to the ques tion under which system the Chinese people would be happiest, but It may be affirmed, from the standpoint of the struggle that states men are now waging, that it will not affect tha issue whether the Emperor of China Is alive or dead. The new man who mounts the throne will, like Alexander I. of Russia, "be preceded by the men who murdered his grand father, surrounded by the men who mur dered his father, and followed by the men who may murder himself." There Is the best reason for believing tbat Lord Salisbury will hold steadily aloof from this turmoil and Intrigue. An Influential sup porter of the Government says to-day: "Our concern Is with what the rulers of China will do, not who they are. If we restore tne Em peror or any pretender to full authority, we must help him govern China. We must pro tect him from all foreign and domestic foes. We must. In fact, govern China. It would, in the end, require an army, and the job Is too big for men of sense to undertake." On the other hand, the Government's sup porters are hoping much from an extension of the Anglo-German agreement to joint action for certain purposes ln China. Germany's precipitation of China's collapse by the seizure of Klao Chou was a strongly anti-English notion, but events have since taught the wis dom of considering certain joint measures as an alternative. Instead of having to face dis astrous, accomplished facts. The Idea of any kind of co-opera'.lon with Germany la still very unpopular here. The supporters of the Gov ernment are arguing for the benefit of their constituents that it Is perfectly possible to carry nn enterprise through successfully with a man for whom the country has no affeotlon. The past week has seen several important disclosures as to the extent of the Anglo-German agreement In Africa. Thoy have been re ceived without friendly comment, ln marked contrast with the enthusiastic support of every suggestion of Anglo-American co-operation. If this afternoon's grave news from 1'ektn effects the latter consummation It will be by far tha most popular achievement of the pres ent Government's career. It would be prem ature to connect the atoning ot English and Americana ln Pekin with the unlade revolu tion, but people here already see ln tha choioo of British vlctima the results of a Russian cor ruption fund acting on Ignorant and over zealous converts. BLOOD DRAWN IN A FRENCH DUEL. M. Panlmler Slightly Wound. M. Tarot. a Newspaper Writer. 0 dot CoMt Dupauh to Taa gun. Paste, Oct. 1. A duel with swords wag fought this morning between M. Paulmlar and M. Turot, sub-editor ot La Lanttrnt. who wrote the article reflecting on M. Paulmler and his family which caused the shootigg of M. Olivier. Seoretary of la Lanternr, by Mine. Paulmler a few days ago. M. Turot received three slight wounds. One waa In the breast, another in tha mouth and a third in tha thigh. M. Paulmlar was slightly scratched. THE TURKS MUST GO. ltuaala Will Cse Force if They Don't Leava Crate by Noxt Wednesday. fptcial Cablt Dttpateh It Taa Btm. St. PlTgasBuno, Oct. 1. It Is announced that Oot S has been fixed by the powers aa tha day that the compulsory evacuation of tha island ot Crete by tho Turklah troops must take place. It Is also announced that Russia has decided to use force in the event ot tho Porte refusing or falling to withdraw the troops at the designated time, tha Sultan's Government having promised to comply with the demanda of the powers tor their with REVOLT AGAINST TUB GERMANS. The Natives In Southwest Africa 'Attack tho White Soldiers. f penal Cabu Dttpateh to Tax Sim. Biblin. Oct. 1. A serious rising of natives has taken place ln Dain'araland. where a battle haa been fought between the rebels and the German regulars without deolaive result Eleven Germane are reported to have been killed and both sides are now In camp. Hew York Day at Omaha Exposition. The lion. Ohaunoey at. Dapaw ia to ba Orator of tha Day at Uiualia. tUiurJ.y, Oct. ahich la daug-ustsd aa N.w York State Day tha Kxpoalqou. Tho Mew York Central aaa arranged (or special train to leave Hew York. Thursday, Oct. a. st 1 P. at . reachiua; CJuuhi Saturday, was A. at. Excurelou tit ae'a good t. return until tbe lain, and lailudiug alei viag ear ! to Ouattia and all meals aaoaaaary going. Sal eu. Vex I TAN WTCK OFF THE BENCH. Ssnt RIs Resignation to the Secretary of Stata Yesterday. Augustus Van Wyok. the Domooratlo candi date for Governor, act at rest yesterday any stray doubts that ho would accept the nomina tion by resigning his seat on the Supremo Court bench. Tho formal resignation is ad dressed to Seoretary of State John Palmar, and is as follows: "Sin: I hereby resign tho office of Justice of the Supremo Court of the Stata of Now York. In which I am now serving. Respeotfully yours, " AttoDSTtia Van Wtcm." Aeeomnanylng the resignation waa tha fol lowing letter: " Brooklyn. Oct 1, 180& "TToa, John ratmtr, Secrttari of Stat. Ac: "Drab Sib : I inclose herewith my resigna tion of the judicial office ln whloh I am now serving. Pleaso flle the same In your office and acknowledge the receipt and filing of same to ma. Respectfully yours. " Augustus Vax Wtcx." John W. Byrne. Clerk of the Appellate Divis ion. Socond Department, made public the fact of tbe resignation. Mrs. Van Wyok has left her husband's house In Hancock street. Brooklyn, to remain. It la said, with her sister. Mrs. Osborne, during tha campaign. Justice Van Wyck may. It Is said, direct his canvass from a hotel lu Manhattan. SOUGHT LABOBATOBT SECBETST An Expert Chemist Caught Riding ln a Sugar Hennery Office. Harry Deerlng. a boy employed In the labora tory of the American Sugar Refining Com pany's plant at Washington and Essex streets, Jersey City, while washing his handa about 7 P. M. yesterday, preparatory to going home, discovered a man crouching behind Chief Chemist Krause's desk. He notified Assistant Superintendent Thomas Cavanagh. and Private Detective William H. Eaton, who were ln the main offioa across the street The man refused to give any explanation of hla presence In tha laboratory, and Detective Eaton arrested him. At the Gregory street police station the prisoner said ho waa Henry Hpeer, a chemist, and that he lived In Bleecker street, this city, but he did not know the number. He said he was formerly In tho employ of De Castro & Denier, sugar refiners Id Brooklyn, and that he was an expert. The only explanation he would make was that he saw the door ot the labora tory open nnd walked In. He was locked up as a disorderly person, and an Investigation will be made. Detective Eaton thinks that ho was trying to get a chance to examine some of the chemical preparations in tha laboratory. POWDER MILL EXPLODES. Two Men Killed at the I.nfll n At Band Works la Now Jersey. Patxrsox, N. J.. Oct. 1 The corning mill of the Laflln A Rand Powder Works at Wayne, near Mountain view, eight miles from hare, was blown up by an explosion at 10 o'clock this morning, and two men were killed and a third seriously Injured. The dead are: Thomas Hard, aged 42. of Mountainvlow, married, and Daniel Eelvy, agod 50. of Lincoln Park, married. The Injured man Is Fred Welmer. The work carried on In the building where the explosion occurred is tho most dnngerous in the whole process of manufacturing the powder. In it the rough grains are ground into fine powder. and the forming of a spark is liable to happen at any tlmo. Tho body of Kelvy was blown seventy feet In the air and was much mutilated. Hard was burled under the debris Roth men lived about ten minutes after the explosion, but died before any medical aid could reach them. Welmer, who was Injured, was just leaving the building nt the time of the ex plosion. His Injuries are mostly due to shock. DB. BALL'S BODY HERB. It Arrived Latt Evening from Ireland Preparations for tha Funeral. The body of the Rev. Dr. John Hall, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, who died at the home of his sister. Mrs. Gowan. at Bangor, near Belfast Ireland, arrived here last night from Queenstown on the Cunard steamship Etruria. The body was In oharge of Dr. Hall's widow, and his sons, the Rev. Thomas Hall of Chicago and Prof. Robert Hall. Mr. Irwin, stepson of the clergyman, his son Bolton Hall. Sex ton W. Cuyler of Dr. Hall's church and C. C. Cuyler wore at tha Cunard pier to meet the widow and tuko charge of the body, whloh waa taken to Dr. Hall's home, 712 Fifth avenue. The funeral services will be at tho Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church on Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. Wallace Radellffe and the Rev. Wil liam M. Paxton will officiate. They will be assisted by the Rev. I. H. Poihemus and the Rev. Hugh Prltchard. The interment will be at Greenwood. HELD UP IN A CHICAGO CLUBHOUSE. Thieves Invade the Calumet and Bob One of Ita Kelidentl. Cbicaoo. Oct 1. About 3 o'clock this morn ing tbe Calumet Clubhouse on Michigan ave nue was invaded by three robbers, and Gerard M. Alexander, who resides there, was made the victim of a hold-up of the variety that has of late been annoying Chicago saloonkeepers. For want of an ice chest the rob bers made use of a clothes closet Into this, at the point of a revolver. Mr. Alexander with uplifted hands was marched and there locked whilo his room was looted of $150 in money and jewelry valued at $750. Aa yt do traco ot the men baa been secured, although Mr. Alexander, who la a member of the firm of Lonaley. Lowe A Alexander, has offered $100 for the return of his watch whloh la among the missing jewelry. After the robbers departed their victim pounded on the door for fifteen minutes be fore assistance came. MURDER OVER DRINKS. A Jersey City Saloon Keeper Mortally Blabbed During a Scuffle. Patrick Connolly. 37 years old. the proprietor of a saloon at 012 Commuulpaw avenue, was killed at about lOo'oloak last night by Dubois Williams. 36 yoara old. a negro, who la aald to live ln Jackson avenue, near Communlpaw avsnus. Williams and Henry Smith, a white man, who lives at 104 Jackson avenue, were playing cards la Connolly's saloon. They bad drinks, and at tha close of tbe game there waa a dis- fute between the men as to who should nay or them Connolly became angry, und com lug tram behind tha bar undertook to pat Wil li uma out tu the scuffle Williams draw a knife and stabbed Connolly in the left breast. Connolly's heart waa punctured and he died ia a few minutes. Williams made his escape. Chief or Polios Murphy notified the police of all the neighbor ing cities to look out for him. alwbullulug Lively oa taa Clyde. .Special CaiU Dttpateh to Taa Ion. London. Oot 1. Eight esu vessels ware launched oa the Clyde lu September. Tha ton nage ot 45.022 is the record for this period. Tha total tor nine months Is about 300.000 tons. A few fresh orders during ths month hava oougeatsd ths yards. WUl Caiaboa Ma Traaatarrsd to BarllaT Svenal Cablt Dttpateh It Tax Sua. Br.Bi.iN, Oct 1. It la rumored here that M. Jules (emboli. French Ambassador to the United States, will succeed the Marquis do Noalllos. French Ambassador to Germany. Mr. O. O. II a i a Candidate for Parliament. Bpteial Cable Iittpaich to Tux Hos. London. Oot. 1. Mr. George O. Halg, who married Mrs. Charlotto Astor Drayton, has ac cepted the Liberal candidacy for Parliament In South Derbyshire. A Mew Collsr. E. a W. at 4 W. E t w K.4W. awuaUa. iX k.W.-Uiio. Kraaauar tiaaoa uses b teaming artlslaev a 17 waant, wsawioosw US aWet ittast. uaat 4tua,.--ase. BATTLE OPENS ON MOiNDAY. J TO-DAY THE PARTY CAMPAIGNBBB BLEEP ON THEIB ARMS. Notification to Candidates on Tuesday Taa Wyck Will Go to the Hoffman Hones t Ba Notified Joseph H. Chonto to Spoak at tho Boosevell Meeting la Carnegie Balk The political news of thoSlateof New York was somewhat slender yesterday: I hnl Is. ac cording to tho statements ot the hostile Chair men. Republican State Chairman Odell had a talk with Col. Theodore Roose velt, ton Republican candidate for Gov ernor, before tbo latter left for Oyster Bay to spend Sunday. Col. Roosevelt's letter of acceptance haa boon prepared. It will bo rend to tho commltteo appointed by the Ha- , publican Stats Convention at Saratoga. This committee will go to Oyster Bay on a special train whloh leaves Ixjug Island City on Tuesday morning at 11:30. Chairman Odell's reply to Col. Roosevelt's lettor of acceptance has boon prepared, but no man on top of earth oould got a copy of this document last night Mr. Odell wentott to Nowburg to spend Sunday with hia family. Senator Piatt will liavo a quiet day to-day at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Executive Chairman William Barnes. Jr.. said that he would spend to-day in repose and reflection. Senator Patrick Henry McCnrren. tho ohlof of "tho platform dodgers." said that he would take 0 day off to-day. President Quigg of tho New York Republican County Committee aald tha he would spend his tlmo studying ths pe culiar characteristics of Nero and Caligula and believed that ho would gain great profit Collector Bldwell, who was ona of ths foremost characters at Saratoga, and Surveyor Silas C. Croft will go to church and be vary good people. Tho battla for the respective State tickets will open on Monday moraine swift and sharp. This Is to be a short, shrewd, tremendous, and fearful campaign from start to finish, according to tbe statements of tho respective campaign managera. Tha Republicans received word last night from Stockbridgo that the Hon, Joaeph H. Choate will be present and make a speech at tha great massmeeting ot the Republicans ln Carnegie Hall on Wednesday evening , next. The speechmakera on that occasion will be, besides Mr. Choate. tha Hon. Scth Low. Col. Roosevelt and Lieut Gov. Woodruff, with Gen. Woodford aa . the presiding genius. Col. Michael J. Dady. probably the wisest Republican Solon Kings county ever heard of, had a talk with Chairman Odell of tho State Committee yes terday at the Fifth Avenue Hotel and wanted Col. Roosevelt to mako a spoeoh at the Union League Club, in Brooklyn, on Tuesday night. This oould not be ar ranged. Col. Dady then askod to hava Col. Roosevelt go to Brooklyn on Friday or Saturday night and make a speech in tho Academy of Music. Col. Dady, who stood solid and firm for Gov. Black at the Saratoga Con vention, and who is the friend of all of Gov. Black's friends, said that he believed that Gov. Black would be well enough by the lat ter part of the week to come to Brooklyn and make a speech for Col. Roosevelt Col. Abraham timber and others of Gov. Black's friends said that the talk that Gov. Black's friends were not friendly to the Republican State ticket was not worthy of consideration. In fact. Col. Grubar when the suggestion was made to him that Gov. Black's friends were reported to be luke warm to the Republican State ticket, bocams more or loss cross and ugly, and it should ba said here, for fear of any misinterpretation, that he never drank a drop of any thing stronger than Apolllnaris water. The Hon. Patrick Henry McCarren. Chair man of "the platform dodgers." looked ao sweet as a pink last night at the Hoffman . "9 House. He had on his Tuxedo evening clothes. He was going up to tho Democratic Club to talk with all tho other Democrats who sur round Mr. Crokor. It ia considered impolite la the Republican and Democratic camps to men tion a statesman's clothea. But It must bo said, nevertheless, that Chairman McCarren looked very nice last night, and so did ths Hon. William Barnes. Jr., Executive Chairman of tho gt Republican State Committee, who, also attired in Tuxedo evening clothes, strolled into tho Hoffman House for a bito to eat. " When are you going to close up those head quarters over there'.' said Mr. McCarren to Mr. Barnes, speaking of the Republican head quarters in the Filth Avenue Hotol. "On Nov. 10." replied Mr. Barnes, " and we are going to nave hiotockcis ana an sorts Of rockets to tell of Col. Roosevelt's victory. By the way. Mr. McCarren, when are you going to close up tho Dotnocrutio headquarters in this hostelry?" "On Nov. 10," replied Chairman McCarren of the "platform dodgers," "and on that evening we aro going to have red, white and blue rockets and pin wheels and Roman candles and Jan water to testify to tho great victory of Van Wyck." Chairman McCarren announced tbat all of the candidates of the "platform dodgers' would be at the Hoffman House on Tuesday night when they would be notified of their nominations by tho State Democratic Conven tion at Syracuse "Will Justice Van Wyok be present " Ma McCarren was asked. " Ho will be present." replied Mr. McCarren. Possibly such a question as this concerning a Van Wyck was out of order; but nevertheless In these days questions of this kind aro not amiss. Tbe Van Wyck family is very much ln evidence. It la a thrifty family and a pushing: family. It waa remarked. All newspaper readers like to hear of tho small Incidents In political life. Several years ago Senator Hill denounced publicly newspa per men whom he met at evening receptions and who regarded the conventional etiquatto ot the occasions and wero attired In even ing clothes. Richard Croker did the samsi so did Senator Murphy ana allot the Demo cratic loaders. Chairman McCarren and all of hla friends adopted the same tone, aud yet every mother'a son of them lost night was in evening dress. But they all call Col. Theo dore Roosevelt a "duda and a "olubman" and all tbat sort of thing. If Col. Roosevelt could only look half as beautiful and a aixty fourth as swagger as Chairman McCarren did lust night lu his evening clothes there might bo some excuse for the tendency on the part of tho new generation of Democratic silk stock ings to tbluk too much about other gentlemen's coats. FREIGHTER BUFFALO SINKS BARGE. Collision la the Lower Bay Tug Picks Up Barge's Hen. ''i'oT Tbe Munn ocean tug Sea King, towing two coal-laden baruea from Philadelphia, passed Sandy Hook, bound ln, at 5:55 o'clock last sveulmr. About half an hour later in ths lower bay the 3ea King and the big Wilson line freighter Buffalo, bound for Hull, dodged each cither In the channel. The second barge ln tho tow. a three-master carrying about 1,000 tons of ooul. swung toward 'he Buffalo, whloh rammed bar fsr abufl amnlnhlpx. cutting off her stern. The barge sink within a few minutes. The threw men making up her crew were knocked Into the water, uud were, it ia said, all plckod up by Uie .- ea lunc. Tbe Buffalo stopped, and after her Captain had found out that hettud sustained no seri ous dumage she went to sea, missing out at the Hook at 7:13 P. M. The Sea King took the other barge to the Com munipaw coal docks ln Jersey City. Mine than 11 hundred lasaeu gers -it tho Long Urnneh steamboat Elheroa. ou her uuy to this city, euw tlieaccldeut tiled on an Klevaled station. Oscar A. Ualsey, a commercial traveller. 55 years old, became ill last night on a north bound 1 levated railroad train ot the Third ave nue line, and died after beimr assisted to ths stun in platform at Twenty-eighth street Hal sev lived in MiiikUj. I.. I . unit bad suffered Irom heart luiiur for several years His brother, William llulsey ot 1 Kast Kurty-ilfih street Was uolilled. uud look charge of ths body. ' J81 Worth sewing. huupeou'e new loeu ontoe aud safe deuoaU vwarsa, 1st Wee aid at. near broadwMr.-aa. : ' -'