OCR Interpretation

The sun. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1833-1916, October 04, 1898, Image 1

Image and text provided by The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundation

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1898-10-04/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

L iS 521 iHl ItUS S a0 JUL- I La. TTwrtWhr wither; fMMrMI
,jtfr MtxTvn in rmm jammbd
republican club.
I Every orl of Bapnbltwm Was Tb.r. to
'nraet ' rr, Candidate, liPMlnUl
rk Mrn I Peyn, lanterbaeh S
n atof l"r"eTl 'lts " atough Klders
m flftrnor Blurk Hand! Oaad Wishes.
Ol Roosevelt's day began quietly enough,
,,., It' ended with a rush and a roar last night
.i the reoeptlon given to tha Republican
-ndldates t the Republican Club. Tha
h,!! and tha Ms parlors were jammed so
hit It was hr1 work to mov through
,h, crowd. At twenty mlnutea of 0
dock Col Roosevelt's familiar white
Lmral" hat WM thrust out of th aoor of
b at the 0,lrb- nJ th P00'" on tne sld'1"
nlkn and the steps let out a shout. Mr.
William Lary piloted the candidate upthrough
the crowd, and led him to tha baok parlor
hroufh Line ol enthuslaatlo Itepublloans.
lio cheered end clapped their hands as he
UlaJ his way through.
In the back room he found Dr. Chaunoor M.
Dcnew. the President of the club, and a num
ber ol his fellow candidates. The Reception
Committee ehook hands with the eandldates
ud then they all formed In a line around two
lidHoftheroom. Dr. Depew. Col. Charles F.
Homer, and Louis Btern took tha head of the
'Ine. then came Col. Rooesvslt Lleut-Gov.
Timothy I. Woodruff. John T. MeDonongh.
eandidato for Secretary of State; John 0. Da
ms, nominee for Attorney-General, and W. J.
Kornn. the nominee for Comptroller.
Among t he first of those in the line into which
Ihsitruggllng crowd In tha parlors and halls
rnoWed Itself was Senator Hobart Krum.
floie behind him was Judge W. M. K. Oloott.
They were cheered as they shook handa with
Mr. Roosevelt, and assured him that they would
do all In their power to make hla election
lore. Then oame Oen. C. H. T. Oollls.
Cong reeaman J. Hurray Mitchell and Frederick
Sermour Uibbs. When William Brookfleld,
I who voted for the renomlnatlon of Gov. Black.
rime along there was a smile on hla face that
widened Into a hearty laugh as he caught
the candidate's eye. The Colonel let out a
thont that caused a group of rough riders
lift In tha doorway to start automatically. Then
the two men pounded one another'a shoulders
and laughed and called ona another opproblous
r- namei. anch as " dear old rascal" and "bowl
A Ing cowboy" and "wicked politician." Tha
crowd was moved to applause and cheers.
i group of ten or more rough riders, lad by
Color Bergeant Wright and Bergt. Buck Taylor.
fell Into the congratulatory line. Col. Roosevelt
held them for some little time talking to soma
of the men whom he had not seen since tha
muster out. Tho two parlors full of onlookers
cheered and kept cheering until the volunteer
cavalrymen had passed out Into the hall.
There Bergt. Wright found himself surrounded
bra crowd ot strangers.
"It's a new uniform the Colonel has on to
night." vaid tome one to him. referring to the
In unci's evening dress.
"I don't know." said tha Bergeant slowly.
"that I ever did see htm In that rig before."
He looked around and aaw a circle of faces of
tueiieagor to hear him eav something more.
He looked In-hind him. There was a solid wall
t wit which did not afford an easy way of re
wf. He set Ms teeth.
"QMAmenJ" he said. "I'm not much en
biking, hutl can talk about him.'' He jerked
his head toward the room where OoL Roosevelt
was "Eighty percent ot our regiment war
men who voted for Bryan and free silver In
WW We voted that way and we war dead in
earnest There Isn't a man in that whole regl
meut to-day. gentlemen, who wouldn't vote for
the Colonel against Bryan, tree sllver.Mark
Hanns, anybody and any party to-day. And
most of us had never seen hla faoe alz months
wo. That's all."
It was a queer coincidence, but at that mo
ment Senator Hanna passed lato and out ot
the little space around Bergt, Wright, and
made his way toward tho receiving line. It ho
had heard the Sergeant's devoted declaration
ha didnt show It When the Senator reached
Col. Roosevelt he reached tot the candidate's
" I'm glad to see yon. Teddy." he said. Tm
glad to see you back alive.''
The Colonel laughed. "lam glad to bo oon
rrattuated by my fellow jingo, "he replied.
Few people left the room, and mora entered
tt every minute. The heat was Bantlagolsb.
i board of strategy was oomarod in a some to
ayiiewaysof making tha crowd move ahead
aal give the outsiders chance. Aa a result of
teeoonnaU a member ot the Reception Oom
mlttae mounted a ehals-and said:
"Those who desire refreshmente will flat
Ant upstairs,"
There was quite a perceptible movement
Her the outgoing door, which waa Jammed la
moment The Ooloneroame half way out Into
Ike raom.
"Oentlsmsn,"haorlad,"wlll somebody take
srri Wright and those other men np there
Wore It le all gone!?"
Amid a sheer mors men volunteered as ama
teur commissaries than there were men to bo
award Lanterbaeh advanced into the win
ww where the Colonel waa seeking fresh air
M ney ,hook haudawarmly.
(Had to sse you." said he.
9 Arcadea ambo." said the candidate.
Uaurbaoh threw np hla handa and roared.
ol people wanted him to translate tho
wlenal'e Quotation, but ho smilingly refused.
W 1auj said it meant " two of a kind."
There He publican a of every ehade ot opinion
gwehedby and shook the candidates by the
Eh W some who were notBepub-
Ki'rv0. Aerr Andrews. theTormer
gyynmiglonet. ajda number ot young
Pjn who spent many Interesting evenings
iwLhi'. m,?kln JJ'e Union eejttall
rtfttt ,?0,ffr, CommUelonprJamoB
ft,',fllolu..MagUtratoe Wentworth. Deuel
cSu.'h nd TwAuEi Lexow. Oen.
? an. John Ajjleloher weresmonaT
jES!?. ho fWf br. Jlfhen former Chief Qt
ad T9.HS(;Jllhj"hod Tim Col. Roosevelt
KS. .. Hello. Chief," and took him by
Kpjpouldersaod shook him and then held
himd!i Jl" ki$ (-hatting with htm between
SffiG5Ske!l rJl-iisyor William L. Btrong was
?,i.,,,,,.t " '"""X-l'ul I? a spooklod-whlto
"rnnr- ""f ,c.ud the ieutenant-Oov-
w: affigflS' l,im with "" of ,i,Dr-
tetari!l,Vi' (JrrVlfrL,"d to go Jnto the window
K V,"Wol'iRo?MV1S'rb-o 'or o seo
"IrMlLBlr reUred there for a breath
ttenM,(!"'.""i' '' bMHOMd all present for their
e ti ak 1(, rel1.led out u polled the 31
i "Th i",..1;"' 8lde ttesman lnfolbV window.
ler , i ,jni.y "?" he gnnounood. v- who
n aa i ',' .'" ' boVk. on P"- My pubUah-
toa5li V, '"' l"lvl8e me to spare no effort
K. T "'I' a" . Permanent book agent."
i ret ,;;,,"'gl"'d.and if MrOruber made
ill ' ' t0 "l uai standard nobody heard
aiaiJ. i ,Bn' out ' tha room and up the
8uoosMU.kJli?J! "v,,rir ,,e," of tFe way iTli
"oiiaam amlles were only equalled by those
der.i ,i '-'Veil H. Jerome, who wan-
RDMote,'' 'h building s'aylSrthatnt
louri,-,," '. "i"1" "'methmglie had not done in
WanesH nifV' M.r' jh0,14''' nomination
'or l' i '"'' 'VVt'"' Col. Jerome aald. Bena
turelu"" ','" ther?- uortULatelv. and one
'"JtiluH """' the uurvarsallova foaat
liel1!!htr1'.111?1,:1,00k-lwl.l,vn C01- Rooeerelt and
PIr r, , """,!d''t'-s had been ewxrted to an
BHeued n"' "u",,,"i, round tleassntly
BOa sliH U lo' Huperiiitondeut luls V.
T'wr w. . ','""''.. M Patterson entored.
"' '-aiTni , ,1,"'''tl t" ths room when.
iiie,l i 1 , ,vu'",l Kupper and re
ri .- .,,'" f"r h", " hour Those who
" ofih. ' :'""e"vl on the aim pie heai-tl-""1
hu, ,!rof,lnJ?n Col Rooaevelt
rnii, ,;""' ""' ' ","'r "bow ' ho light. at
' " iLlliu " "sii, ,.e heat ol wisl'm for
t' 'aisuur'," w"1 H':",r M""'-1;"' Hhaftar-a
I "" Ul-n WuoUIorU were slso admitted to
the supper room, as was Warner Miller. Ths
parlors and the reet ot the building were soon
emptied after the retiring of the candidate
The last of them waa out of the supper room
by midnight.
These were among tho letters and telegrams
received by the club from those who had been
Invited ami were not present:
" I had already completed my plans for a rest
Of a few days in the country and start thl
morning (Oct 1). I should be glad to attend
the reception, but In my absence I hope you
will convey to your guests, the nominees, my
best wishes and my earnest desire for th.-lr
success. Fbnk K. Ri.ai-a."
" t extend my warmest coiiBratulations on
the glorious prospects of the party.
"Nkrf.so K. Ptm."
"I have Just arrived from the Adirondack.
I shsll be with you and the nominees In the
spirit If not th the flesh to-night
"Lkvi I'. Mohton."
" I regret that illness In my family i-ompelled
me to remain horo until too Into to he with you.
Please convey to our standard bearers my
earliest assurances of hsartlext support.
"Uborok W. Ai.iikiii.ik "
"Only an Imperative former engasrinent
keep me awny. Hkth Ixiw."
(ol Roosevelt spent the day at his home
at Oyster Bay working on his letter ot
acceptance, his speeoh to the notification
committee and tils correspondence He
took the noon train for this city. When he
walked out of the Long Island City station he
was carrying an assortment of paukagee, hags
and paper rolls, thst ho ssld. mnde nlm feel
like a comic-weekly picture of a commuter.
fAfter luncheon he went to his Fifth Avenue
Hotel headquarters and was olosely occupied
there with conferences with the party leaders
until after dark.
Col. Roosevelt leaves for Oyster Bay on an
early train this morning.
Brooklyn Will Bo Awakened from Red
Hook to Newtown Creek.
The reception to Col. Theodore Rooaevelt
and Meut.-Uov. Timothy 1. Woodruff at
the Union League Club in Brooklyn next
Saturday night will be the occasion of one
of tno biggest Republican outpourings ever
witnessed In that borough. Grant Square, In
which the clubhouse is situated, covers a wide
area, but It will probably not bo large enough
to accommodate the Republican hosts, who will
come from all directions to oheer the gallant
Colonel of the rough riders and his associate
on tho ticket. A dozen or more true-blue Re
publican organisations in Brooklyn are making
arrangements to march In procession to tho
During this week all the nominations will
hare been completed and beginning next
Monday the Republican campSres will be
lighted all along the line from Red Hook Point
to Newtown Creek and be kept blazing until
election night. There will be four or five im
mense maaa meetings at the Academy or Mu
sic the Clermont Avenue Rink and In one of
the big halls In tha Eastern District but the
dates will not be positively fixed for a few days.
The list or speakers will Include Col. Roosevelt,
Geo. Benjamin V, Traoy, President Ssth Low
of Columbia and Lleut-Gov. Woodruff.
a jrorrnn BTuatriyo rnojncr.
Bongs, Bldors tn sv Mammoth Stage to
VFnoop for Roosevelt.
Henry Hamilton, the veteran liveryman of
Williamsburg, and Charles C. Overton ot
Coney Island hare in contemplation a novel
stumping project for the Republican candi
dates which may he adopted by the State Ex
ecutive Committee. They recently purchased
ten of the best hones owned by the rough
rldsrs. Tho proposed plan la to bare the homes
attached to the mammoth stage "Pride of tho
Nation." with three rough riders In uniform
aboard, two mora as outriders on the
leading pair of horses, a brass band and half a
dozen rattling campaign speakers. The stage
Is to start from thejiattery and go over the old
post road as far as Buffalo, stopping at all the
principal intermediate towns. It Is aald that
Col. Roosevelt has Indorsed tho plan and prom
ised to do all in his power to make It a success,
Messrs. Sam Uton and Overton will see Chair
man William Barnes of tho State Executive
Committee about tho matter to-day.
Jewish Quarter Tall of Patriotism and
Hatred of Bpanlah Cruelty.
Tho old-time persecution of the Jews in
Spain waa a common subject of tho discourses
In tho orthodox synagogues in this city during
tho war -with Spain. The orueltloa of the Span
lards to tho Cubans were another and oognate
theme. Patriotism ran high in the Jewish
quarter and it is running high yet When the
candidacy of Col. Hooeevelt waa brought up
last Saturday in the synagogues his name was
ohoerod enthusiastically. A well-known east
slds labor leader said yesterday to a Bun ro-
' Wnllo I am a Democrat and will vote for
Tan Wyok. I can assure you tbst If the election
was to-morrowRoosevelt would surely receive
a tremendous Hebrew vole. It is not that they
like bis action In enforcing the excise and Sun
day laws, but hatred of Spanish cruelty and ad
miration for Rooaevelt 's soldierly career will
give him a rot on the east side that will aston
ish tha professional politicians."
" Qrlt and Courage and Enthusiasm Enough
for Boson."
Oen. Shatter went over to Governors Inland
, yesterday, but did not assume command of tha
Deportment ot tho East Tha formal orders
hato not rot arrived. A salute of thirteen
guns wag fired In his honor, and he stayed to
Rinoheon, Afterward be visited the Army
Building and drew hla 9696 pay for September.
In oon vlrsatlon there he said of Col Roosevelt :
"Rooaevelt Is about tha finest amateur sol
dier I over saw. He's got ant and courage and
enthusiasm enough for a dozen officers. ,r
"They Were Much Exolted Over Letter
Attributed to the British Minister.
C abacas, Venexuela. Sept 24, A sensation In
dlplomatlo Government circles has boon made
during tha past few days by tho publication In
tho Port of Spain Ootetf. In Trinidad, of a let
tor addressed by William H. S. Haggard. Brit
ish Minister to Venezuela, to Lord Salisbury.
It waa referred by tho Prime Minister to tho
Colonial Booretary, and In some manner It
contents became known in Trinidad.
Minister Haggard took oooaolon to arraign
tho Government and people of Venezuela Ac
cording to tho (Tasetts, he finds much to praise
in tha many natural resouroes and colonization
opportunities of Venezuela, but he condemns
the general oonduet of the Government and
the apathy and laziness ot her citizens.
Ths Government asked Minister Haggard
for an explanation. He denied the authorship
of tho letter in Its published form and charged
that ho had been misquoted by tho Oaaatfa It
to aald that United States Minister Loomto. bo
fore sailing for New Tork by tho last steamer,
Jxsrclssd tils good office with President An
rade and the matter has been dropped ao far
aa this Government la concerned.
The arrival of tha Italian warships at La
Guayrs, after their recent visit to Cartagena,
Colombia, was made tha occasion for a brilliant
rooeptlon tendered to Admiral Oandlanl and
his fleet The Admiral and many ot the offlosre
andmsnof the equsdron visited the oapTtei
and thoroughly enjoyed their brief sojourn
ashore. President Andrads publicly received
the Admiral and his staff at the Yellow House,
and conferred upon Admiral Oandlanl the or
der of the "Bust of the Lihertador" in the
second degree, and upon the Captains the same
order In tno third degree. They received muoli
attention and entertainment during their stay
hi Caracas The fleet Toft yesterday for Bah la.
Brazil, to await orders.
Many ot the exhibitors In the Caracas samDle
warehouse of the American Manufacturers'
Association are beglnoing to realize desirable
results from this enterprise In the way of sub
stantial orders that have recently been for
warded to the United States
The energy of the warehouse director, Mr.
Rudolph Dolge. and of the secretary. BeAor
Ibarra, are having the effect of bringing this
Institution prominently before the people of
Venozuelaand Its suoceas 's no longer a mat
ter of conjecture
Mr. H. It King of Detroit Mich., has ostau
liohed a flue "team laundry plant In Caracas.
the first of its kind, and hss legun business.
Wlaronaln'a Foreal Fires Out.
Mu.wAUxaa. Wis., Oct. :i -Heavy rains have
fallen ainoo Saturday night, quenching the for
est fires Ip every part ol Wisconsin Home two
hundred families have lost their buildings and
household goods, (iov K, oil rid has taken
measures tor the relief ui these people.
nitrunr.rcAN committkk to so to
Oemocratle Candidates to Meet at Tea
Wick's Rouse In the Evening Col. Rooae
velt Baa Opened Headquarters Henry
Oeorge Won't Run for Governor -Henry
M. McDonald Put tip In Hla Place.
The Republican State campaign was fairly bo
gun at the Firth Avenue Hotel yesterday when
Col. Theodore Roosevelt, the candidate for
Governor, got to work In the headquarters
which had been set npuit for him adjoining
those of Chairman Udell o! the Hepublleau
State Committee. Col. Rooaevelt will be at this
spot as much as possible during the campaign,
it Is to he one of the shortest campaigns on
record, as election day is fho weeks from this
Col. Roosevelt. Chairman Odell nnd Presi
dent (Juigg of the New York County Committee
conferred most or yesterday afternoon In Col.
Roosevelt's headquarters. The Notification
Committee appointed by the Republican State
Convention at Saratoga will journey to Oyster
Hay by special train from Long Island City at
11:80 this morning. Col. Roosevelt, will for
mally accept the nomination for Governor In a
ringing address to the committee and the out
siders present. The Notification Committee
Will return to New York In the evening.
it has not yet been definitely settled whether
Col. Roosevelt Is to make a tour of the State.
Yesterday he received a very pleasant letter
from Gov Black, saving that If Col. Roosevelt
decided to visit Troy during the campaign
Gov. Black would be very much pleased to In
troduce him to the Republicans of Rensselaer.
The final arrangements tor the great ratifica
tion meeting in Carnogio Hall on Wednesday
evening wore made yesterday. Gen. Stewart
L. Woodford will preside, nnd the speeches will
be by Col. Rooaevelt. Lleut-Gov. Woodruff.
Beth Low, Joseph H. Choate, and possibly Ellhn
Root. The demands for tickets to this meeting
are prodigious. Ex-President Benjamin Har
rison. Senator Hanna and 8enator Foraker of
Ohio snd other prominent national Republican
figures were in town yesterday, and evory one
of them predicted a brilliant campaign for Col.
Rooaevelt and a brilliant victory on Nov. 8.
Col. Roosevelt received at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel yesterday platoons ot visitors, who shook
hands and wished him the greatest good for
tune. The presence of Col. Roosevelt In his
headquarters on the Twenty-third street side
of the hotel attracted a great crowd ot men and
women out on the street all the afternoon.
Col. Roosevelt's mail to ot tho most catholic
character. His correspondents are from every
State tn the Union, and the letters he has re
ceived from Republicans ot all complexions In
New York State, assuring him of a tremendous
majority on election day. are by no means tha
least interesting feature of the campaign.
brig. -Gen. Chaffee, who was a gallant fighter
in Cuba, wag at the Fifth Avenue Hotel on Sun
day. He departed yesterday morning before
CoL Rooaevelt arrived from Oyster Bay. Gen.
Chaffee sent Col. Roosevelt tho following letter:
" Co). Thtodon AsoitvtU.
"Mr Diab Coi.onei.: My hearty congratu
lations to you the next Governor of New York.
It is my fond hope that your administration as
Governor will be as satisfying to the pec Me ot
the State as have been your services to the na
tion in war. Therefore, with the boat of wishes.
lead on bravely as at San Juan, and victory
shall be as complete, glorious and satisfying to
you personally next November. Sincerely
vnnni AnVl K. Dffimi "
When Col. Roosevelt was at Santiago the
Loyal Legion of the State sent an Invitation to
him for the annual dinner of the legion, whioh
to to take place at Delmonloo's Wednesday
night A committee called on Col. Roosevelt
yesterday, fearing that the Carnegie Hall meet
ing on Wednesday night might prevent the
Colonel from attending the dinner. Col. Roose
velt informed the committee that he would
steal a few moments and be present at the
The Democratic campaigners st the Hoffman
House, with Senator McCarren at the head, an
nounced yesterday that the plans for notifying
the Demooratio State candidates of their nomi
nations had been changed ; that the nottllua
tlon ceremonies would take Place to-night In
Mr. Van Wyck's home In Brooklyn. Frederick
C. Schraub. Chairman of the Democratic State
Convention at Syracuse, together with Senator
McCarren and all of the Democratic Hi, lie candi
dates below Governor, will leave the Hoff
man House to-night at about K o'clock for
Justice Van Wyck's home. Senator McCarren
said that no plana had been made as yet for a
speaking tour through the State for Mr. van
Wyok. but that arrangements were in progress
to have him open the Democratlo campaign in
Brooklyn, either at the Academy of .Music or
the Rink In Clermont avenue. Ir those arrange
ments could be perfected, the Democratic cain
Klgn would be opened In Brooklyn some night
,er In the present week.
All of the Democratic campaigners at the
Hoffman Houss were greatly pleased last night
5 hen they received a copy of a letter sent by
enry George, Jr., declining the nomination
for Governor of the Chicago platform Demo-orate-
Mr. George's letter Bays :
I am persuaded that by pursuing uninter
ruptedly the duty of writing my fathers bi
ography a duty to my father s memory and top
the cause to which he gave his life loan do
more for the principles of freedom, than I oouli
by engaging actively in politics. Voratattm.
when the two great poiltloal machines mos
exalte publlo attention over the questions o
the war and the orlmlnal scandals growing ou
of It and over questions ot official corruption
and mismanagement in the State, the mors
remote, though far greater economlo questions
would be lost sight of, and thus an Independent
tight would not stand on the merit of lie prin
ciples, but get only suoh soant attention in the
public eye as might be diverted from the tight
over political debauchery.
I should esy. moreover, In Justice to myself,
snd to those who honestly advanoe the silver
iiusstlon to the rank of first importance, that I
in no more than my father was un advocate of
ree coinage. He condemned Its eoonomlo
soundness, being in fact a believer neither In
Sold nor silver, nut In credit or paper money.
le supported the Chicago platform not on ac
count of. but In spite of, its advocaoy for free
silver, beoause he believed that in other re
spects it stood for the principle of freedom : be
cause It took the side of the weak as against
that Of the monopolists because it sided with
the House of Want against the House of Have.
I am In entire accord with these views, and I
think it proper to state them frankly that there
may be no room for misunderstanding on ths
part of any."
Willis J. Abbot said last night that the com
mittee Intrusted with filling vacanolee has
nominated Henry M. McDonald of New York
county for Governor In place of Mr. George.
Ole Snyder, who was nominated for Attorney
General by the Silver Democrats, has posi
tively deollued to run. Yesterday Ezra Tnttle,
a lawyer of 220 Broadway, who lives In Brook
lyn, waa substituted on tho ticket for Mr.
Many New Gasee and Five JDsatbs in JLouls
lana la tho Last Two Day a.
Niw Ohlxans. La., Oct 3. The Louisiana
State Board of Health made the following yel
low feverreport for to-day and Sunday i Wilson
twenty new oaaes, one death ; Franklin, twelve
now oases, two deaths! New Orleans, six new
oases, ona death ; Baton Rouge, four new cases,
one death ; Lutoher, In St. James parish, two
Tra'ina on the branch of tho Yazoo and Mis
sissippi Valley Railroad between Woodvllle,
Miss .. and Slaughter, La., have been atopped
fid Woodvllle lias been without mall slnos
ednesdsy. A suspicious oase of fever having
been reported about seven miles from Wooif
vllle. all the schools in Wilkinson county were
Where Prlee Regulates Quality.
The quality of anything invariably regulates
Its price. It to a reasonable presumption that
all else being equal, the thing whioh costs the
most Is the best. This is particularly true ot
champagne, the wholesale prices of whioh are
regulated for the entire world by the London
market, in which the greatest connoisseurs
and most discriminating judges sre engaged.
Here Fouimery invariably sells at a higher
price than other champagnes. This is proof
positive that it Is considered by the beat judges
to be superior. In America its retail price is
usually the same as other brands, but those
familiar with the toots appreciate that they are
gutting better value for their money it ibey
oiftler Poiiuuery. Ad.
Tho Ohlppsways Still Defiant -More Troops
to Start for the Scene To-Day.
Wii.Kzn, Minn., Oot. 3. There has bean no
relaxation In tho tension of tho Indian situa
tion to-day, and everything Indicates that
the recreant Chlppeway Indians are so
determined as aver. Ths news from Bear
Island to-night only confirms ths Infor
mation contained In previous dispatches.
Ths pillagers are resting alter their
big dance of Sunday, but are fully prepared for
whatever may occur and astsrt thst their men
will not be taken. The council called at ths
agency for to-day amounted to little. Only ths
agency Indiana attended. These assured ths
authorities that they were not hostile snd
would take no part In any uprising.
The regulars under Lieut Humphrey are
now encamped at the agency and are In
trenohed. The trenches wars sll dug.
not because of tho expectation of asy
trouble, but simply to exercise ths msu.
There haa been some talk that the long
Immunity from punishment of tha re
calcitrant Bear Islanders might encourage a
general uprising, and the teachers at the
agency were glad enough to have the soldiers
moved over there. Even old timers who have
known these Indians for twenty-tire years or
more and who have toughed at the Idea of a
fight heretofore admit that they never knew
the Indians to behave so defiantly, and that
there will most likely bo a brush.
Official Information has just been received
hero thst additional troops, under the personal
command ot Gen. Bacon, will leave Fort Snoll
lng for Leech Lake to-morrow morning.
WASHimiTOH, Oct 3 Telegrams received to
day by Judge Ryan, acting Secretary of the In
terior, say that there Is no material change In
the situation at the White Earth Indian reser
vation In Minnesota. A oounoll waa to
bo held to-day by ths Indians, at
which the Indian Agent and Inspector
were to be present and lit to hoped that a
iieaceable settlement of the troubles now pond
ng will be effected. The fact that the Indians
isve consented to meet in council to consid
ered favorable. Still the situation to looked
upon as being grave.
A Tonng Mother Ooos Insane While Her
Husband Is Away at Church.
Moktreai Oct 8. Nsws reached Montreal
to-day ot a terrible tragedy whioh happened
yesterday at Bt Beverln In Bsauos county. Que
bec Six years ago Joseph Cloutler, a farmer,
married Miss Mary Vac.hon. 18 years old, ths
daughter ot a widow of a neighboring village.
They lived happily, and four children added to
the joys ol their borne. The parish ohuroh to
two miles away, and Mr. Cloutler sang In ths
choir. Mrs. Cloutler ia a handsome woman,
and has borne the highest reputation.
Mr. Cloutler went to church yesterday as
usual, and during ths services happsssd to
look out of the window toward his homo, where
his wife and little ones wen. whon ho saw
llames. He Immediately gave the alarm, and
t he congregation was dismissed tn short ordsr.
The distance was quickly covered by strong
men, and it was found to be the horns of Mr.
Cloutler himself that was burning. The house
could not be saved, but they saw in the burned
ruins the bodies of the four children, the eldest
of whom was 5 years and tha youngest only
four weeks. . .
Their death was the work of violent hands.
Tho bodies were mutilated and their throats
were cut
The perpetrator of ths dsed was tha unfor
tunate mother. Mrs. Cloutler suddenly ap
peared from an outbuilding, and. going up to
her husband, told him thst she had killed the
children and aet fire to the house. Tho unfor
tunate woman was evidently Insane, and it Is
feared that the husband will also loss his reason.
An Attempt to Unite the RnOdtwo of Wax
ships and Makers of (Inn and Armor.
Cleveland. O.. Oct 3. It to reported that an
attempt to unite the warship building Inter
ests and the armor plate and gun making In
terests of ths world Is being oonduotod in
Cleveland. The Spanish-American war showed
the superiority of the materials used by! ths
army and navy whioh were made-in this coun
try, and attracted the attention of foreign capi
talists. One Cleveland man said to be In the deal to
Col. Myron T. Herrlok. President of the Society
for Savings. Another to Robert Wallace. Presi
dent of the Cleveland Shipbuilding Company.
Dr. Oatllnir. the Inventor, and the Otis Steal
Company people are alao said to be interested
In the promotion of the enterprise. Armstrong,
the Inventor of the gun which bears his name,
has also been In Cleveland. Andrew Carnegie
1b said to be ono of the chief men in the nego
tiations. ,
It obert Wallace is now in the West with sev
eral of the foreigners who visited Cleveland.
Before he returns ho will stop In San Fran
olsco, and the proprietors ot the Union Iron
Works, which built the famous battleship
Oreton. will be approached. Every ship
building, gun-making and armor plate making
firm in the United States to to be approached
In the negotiations. The projectors say they
can raise a capital ot $200,000,000.
His JKIoqurnoe Caused at Tillage Belle to
Kiss Him In I'ublio at Lenox.
PiT-reniLD. Mass., Oct 3. Chaunoey M. Ds
psw was kissed at a sale conducted by ths
Golden Bod Circle ot King's Daughters on the
grounds ot Mr. and Mrs. William D. Bloane at
Lenox on Saturday. Ths kissing was done by
Miss Jennie Griffin, one of the village belles.
It waa a result of tho sale of the model shlD
whioh Mr. Depew auctioned off to Cornelius
Tandsrbilt for $100. Miss Griffin, who was In
ths crowd snd had bsen an attentive listener
to the oloquenoe of the auctioneer, was so
pleased with the result that she walked up to
Mr. Depew snd kissed him before the entire
Mr. Dspew waa not taken back by tho sudden
embrace of the yonng lady and enjoyed the In
cident as well ss any of the spectators. In
Ekklng of ths Incident at the Post Offloe on
day, TIr. Depew said It was the first time he
been Hobsonlzed, and he rather liked the
A Great Crowd Xxpeotod to Witness tha
Operation at Newport News To-Day.
Niwtobt Nxws, 7a., Oot 3. All ths pre
liminary work necessary for tha successful
lsunohlng of ths battleship Illinois to-morrow
morning has boen completed, and the big ship
now rests easily in the cradle. According to tho
present programme the launching will ooour St
11 o'clock, one hour before higb tide. The hull
contains very little ss It now stands, notwith
standing the fact that ths ship to St per cent
Miss Letter ot Chicago, who to to name the
Illinois, and her father, mother and slater
arrived at Old Point Comfort this morning
from Washington. A spootol train having on
board Governor Tanner of Illinois, his staff.
Mayor Harrison of Chicago and a number of
other prominent Oblcagoana arrived at Old
Point to-night
The men employed In the construction of the
ship have polished a pleoe of steel cut from the
vessel's hull and will present It to Miss Letter
as a souvenir. It to estimated that the launch
ing will be witnessed by 35.000 or 40,000
The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Re
ceived with Open Arms.
Quebec. Oot 8. Ths Ancient and Honor
able Artillery Company ot Boston. 370
strong, with ths Salem Cadet band of thirty
seven pieces, arrived hers at 7:80 o'olook to
night, an hour ahead of time, and are at the
Oh&teau Frontenao. tho exterior of which to
Illuminated In their honor. Colored firs snd
rockets welcomed them, and ao did all ths
firinclpal officers of the military staff. Two
ocal regimental bands played them to the
hotel. Crowds of peopls lined the streets to
see snd cheer them. By special permission of
the Canadian Government they oarry arms.
To-morrow they will be escorted by the local
officers Into the citadel of Quebec where a
3usrd of honor will receive them. Lord Aber
een, Governor-General, and Gen. Button,
commanding the Canadian forces, will inepeot
them. A luncheon will bo given In honor of
the officers by ths Earl and Oouuteas of Aber-
The Georgia Const Inundated hy a High TM.
Cnnseo hy at Qale-The jDasasco at Rrame
wlok Battsjaatod at Half a MUltoaaVltUe
Loss of Life Reported-Thirty Bleaks of
the City Under Water for Twain Rears.
Biii.xT. Gs Oat, 8 Enormous dsmsge was
dons tn Brunswick. Oka, and Its vicinity by ths
storm of Sunday. It Is estimated that 1.000
houses and stores have bsen destroyed and that
the loss will foot up half s million ot dollars.
Ths damage was caused by the wind and ths
flood. Ths high wind oaussd a very high tide,
whioh Inundated ths low parts of ths city and
the surrounding country. Thst ths loss In
money to not greater to due to ths fact that ths
buildings damaged were In the poorer parts ot
the city. The houses destroyed outside the
city were chiefly those of farm laborers.
Three thousand peopls sought refuge from
ths rising waters In the city and on ths high
ground. Thirty blocks In the heart of the city
were under six feet of water for twelve hours.
Bo far as to known now only a few lives were
lost but It to feared that the death list will
grow as more becomes known of the effects ot
the storm. It was ths worst flood slnos ths
Boa Islands ware swept over.
Mors than seventy miles of country suffered
from the storm. The telegraph wires are down
In all directions. There is no means of direct
communication with Brunswick.
Macon. Us.. Oot 3. -The Bouthsm Railway
train whioh arrived hers this afternoon and
left Brunswick at 10 o'clock this morning
brings the first information ot the condition of
affairs In that city, where the storm hsa bsen
raging for two days. There Is no estimating
the amount ot damage that has been done or
the number of lives that have been lost.
It to known that people wore washed out Into
the ocean by the overflowing waters, but only
three bodies bsvs bsen recovered. These were
found just before tho train left Brunswick.
To the city ot Brunswick alone It to estimated
by passengers of the train tbat at least one mil
lion dollars' damage was dons. Ths entire
business part of the city was Inundated by the
waters thst were swept from ths ocssn by ths
The Oglethorpe Hotel, the leading hotel of
the State, was flooded so that everything on
the first floor was ruined. Ths storm was so
severs ss to cause a complete cessation ot
shipping business ss well as all mercantile af
fairs in ths olty.
Ths Indications are that JeVyl. Cumberland.
Bt. Simons and smaller Islands on ths ooast
have also suffered from floods and wind. Ths
water Is backed up sll over the low country.
snd In the railroad yards at Brnnswick ths
ears are so deep In water that they cannot be
gotten out Tho docks are sll said to he either
destroyed or ruined.
The storm hss swept the entire State, snd st
Roid's Station, sight miles below Macon.
house wss blown down last night kill
ing ons child, driving a splinter through
the stomach of another, cracking ths
skull of a third and breaking; one leg of ths
mother of ths family and orushlng ths shoul
der of the father. All tha Injured members of
the household may die from ths sffeote of their
Ths greatest distress to reported from ths
coast country. It to feared that whole families
may have been drowned along ths coast ss
houses are deserted, standing several feet
In the water, and the people who occupied
tbem the day before are not accounted for.
The storm had been predicted for a couple ot
days and a great many people were prepared
for It but In spite of this fact many were help
less when the flood came up from the ocean.
The eight porsona known to have been
drowned at Brunswick were seen to go
under when the waves struck them. As they
were washed out, it was believed that noth
ing more would ever be seen of them
and It to not oertaln whether three bodies af
terward washed up Into town wore those of
these eight victims or not.
People having relatives and business inter-
Sste in Brunswlok are moat anxious to get
eflnlte Information.
8avaxmah. Ga.. Oot 8. The high wind and
water which threatened Savannah and the
neighboring island yesterday and last night
did not do the great damage that was expect
ed. Bo far as can be learned this morning,
only one death resulted In this neighborhood
from the storm.
The extremely high water did more dam
age than the wlndT The people along the
river front and those on the nearby Island had
plenty of warning of the coming blow and had
prepared for it. The high water was a sur-
8 rise, though, and there was much damage
one by it The wind was in the right direc
tion to bring the water in from the sea, and It
came in a sort of tidal wave. The rise of the
waters was rapid, and many ot tho small
houses of the negroes on the Island within a
radius of a few miles of the city were partly
filled with water. Savannah had the highest
tide In its history. Many wharves were cov
ered. The damage in Florida, it is believed, was
great Tho whole peninsula was exposed to
the full force of the blow. There Is no tele
graphlq communication with Florida to-day.
The telegraph wires are all down.
The rice crop, whioh waa about two-thirds
destroyed in the storm ot Aug. 20, was just
about finished by the latest blow. The rice
growers who are In the city report tho almost
total destruction of the crop. That which
was stacked In the fields and even In the burn
yards was carried away by the high water and
will be lost
Tbe Savannah quarantine station was al
most completely submerged during the en
tire day. Luckily no one was on the island.
All the tugs and similar vessels in tbe harbor
are now out looking for vessels that may have
suffered In tbe storm.
The steamship Olty of Macon of the Ocean
Steamship line, arrived from New York to-day
twenty-four hours overdue. The ship U not
damaged, and the Captain reports sighting no
wrecked vessels. The eteamshlp City of Au
gusta, from the same port, to expeoted to ar
rive to-night
The nearby resorts suffered greatly from
the storm. There were many houses blown
down and some small boats beuched,
Charleston, S. 0.. Oct. 3. The barkentlne
Wandering Jew. from Philadelphia for Galvoa
ton. with a oargo of coal, waw wrecked off the
ooast here yesterday during ths storm. The
orew. under com maud ot Cant Little, took to
the rigging, and were swinging there this
morning w.ieu resoued i,y the tug John Har
lan, from Charleston. The (Clyde steamer
Algonuuln arrived In this morning, after an
exceedingly rough voyage from New York.
Report from the lowlands Indicate that the
loss to the rice crop will be in the neighborhood
of $80,000. The greatest damage from the
storm hereabouts came to the rice planters.
It Has Moved Into West Central Georgia
and May Not Coma North.
Washington, Oot. 3. The following special
bulletin has been Issued by the Westber Bu
reau: "Oot. 8. 1898. Ths storm whioh Sundsy
broke with such fury over tbe Florids. Georgia
and South Carolina ooast was detected at its
Inception Thursday morning by means of the
recently established West Indian weather ser
vloe. Its anproach was fully shown by the new
cordon ot stations, and during daylight on Sat
urday warnings of the coming storm wore com
pletely distributed throughout the region cov
ered by the storm on Sundsy. The storm has
fiow moved to weet central Georgia. duureaidug
n energy and losing Its character aa a hurri
cane. It Is probable thst. If It moves north
ward at all. It will be of such mild character as
to create no further damage, except such as
might result from heavy downnourlnxs of rain.
However, special observations will be taken In
the middle Atlantic States for the purpose of
giving timely warning In oase the storm should
again give evidence of increasing to auch pro
portions as would be dangerous to shipping.
Willis I, Moore.
" Chief of Weather Bureau."
Have Made and gold
more bsatng sad cooking apparatus is peat aft I
years than would have seas possible If our aooda I
were ordinary. Ths Boynton rurnaoe Co.. So? aud I
SOS Water st, M. L .ado.
Thav, agnttere for gelltaiaant WMsria OsS
Mtmlaver Will Present So tho Torte.
Jhsefal CsMe jPsssak s sa Ism
Lsnreew. Oot 4. A lusessla to tho Ttoaes
4MB Than says thai Mr. Straus, ths now'
American Minister to Turkon started en
Monday ovenlag for Oonstantlnopls from VI
snna. His first task win be to assure a satis
factory settlement of three questions: First
ths complete establishment of ths right ot tha
United States to appoint Consuls a lis own
discretion at any of ths ports of ths Ottoman
empire; second, to remove ths difficulties re
garding ths recognition In Turkey of natural
toe A merlcan oltlrens. and, third, to secure
Indemnity la connection with ths Armenian
Mr. Straus is authorised, with a view to
facilitating matters, to negotiate for ths rais
ing of ths American Legation to an ffm sassy
He hopes to dlsposs of the differences between
ths United States and Turksy diplomatically.
without having recourse to the morsdrggHo
measures whioh publlo opinion tn ths United
States deal ree.
The Teaehera Requested hy fho Americans
to Rosnmo Their Duties.
swSsfal CmbU DttvatcSti t Tsi Sew.
Manila. Oot 8. Tbe American authorities
have invited the teachers to resume their
duties In all the schools, wblsh hsvs bsen
closed since the surrender.
Tbe transport Scandla haa arrived here. The
Arizona hsa started for Ban Francisco.
Madbip. Oot 8. Gen. HIos. Governor-General
of ths Philippines, oables that the town of
Bugason hsa surrendered to the Spanish, the
Insurgents fleeing, leaving twenty-seven deed
and a quantity of guns and ammunition.
The Inhabitants of tha Vtoayaa. he says, are
evidently disinclined to rebellion. Oen. Bios
says hs Is arranging to ostoh ths insurgents
between two fires. The Insurgents attempted
to make a landing at Tarlac but were repulsed
by ths Spanlah with heavy loss.
Certain Proposals to Bo Plrst Discussed hy
Each Party Bepnrately.
BTMtm OsMa Assesses at Tans saw.
Pabtb. Oct. 3 . At the second meeting of ths
Spanish and American Pesos Commissioners
held this afternoon oertaln propositions were
laid before ths joint commission, whioh it wss
agreed should be dlsousssd by saoh commis
sion separately. This action was taken with a
view of hastening ths proceedings. Ths nsxt
Joint meeting of the commission will bs held on
Friday next
President Faure will officially receive ths
Spanish Commissioners al 4 o'olook and ths
American Commissioners at 5 o'olook to-morrow
afternoon at ths HUyses.
Ministers Decline to Withdraw tho War
Tax and tho Taxoe an Fxportt.
Sptciml aseta PsnMteA to Tn Sow.
Matjbld. Oct 8. Ths Cabinet at its meeting
to-day, dtosnsied the protest that bad been re
ceived from merchants of Barcelona and other
cities against ths war tax snd ths taxes on
The Ministers agreed that It wss Impossible
to entertain any proposal looking to the with
drawal of the taxes at present aa ths wsr had
not terminated with the armistice.
Cavalgnae Says It Would Rs Impossible to
Make the Doaaler Public.
Spteiml rablt Duptlthu f Tax Bun.
Paris, Oct. 3. M. Godefroy Cavalgnae. who
recently resigned the portfolio of the War
Ministry because of his opposition to a revision
of the Dreyfus case, waa questioned to-day as
to whether. In the event of the Court of Cassa
tion ordering a revision, the trial of Dreylus
would be open or neoret. He replied that it
must be secret for three reasons, the essential
one boing the material Impossibility of com
municating tho donnirr.
Berlin. Oot. 3 The Cologne Gazette, upon
semi-official authority, positively contradicts
tho statement that Herr von Bulow, Minister
of Foreign Affairs, has been commanded by the
Emperor to furnish explanations as to the r6le
ot Col. Hehwur.koppen. formerly German mili
tary attach!"- at Paris, in the Dreyfus affair.
There is no Intention on the part of the Gov
ernment, tho Qatette says, to depart from the
attitude of complete reserve which it has ob
served from the outset.
A Message from the War Department Di
recting Him to Join Hla Regiment.
Richmond, Va.. Oct. 3. Col. W. J. Bryan and
Mrs. Bryan reached Culpeper to-day expect
ing to spend tho night with relatives and leave
to-morrow for the Virginia Hot Springs. This
afternoon Col. Bryan received an order from
the War Department directing him to jolu
his regiment, and he left at once for Jackson
ville. Mr. Bryan accompanied him.
Tbe I'urrsgut Was Making Thirty Knots
When Her Port Shaft Rroke.
San Francisco. Oct. 3. The torpedo boat
Farrngut, had another trial to-day and made a
speed of thirty knots over ameusured course.
She was In a fair way to exceod ihls when her
port shaft broke and the trial was ended. Tho
vessel was towed back to the Ironworks for
repairs. It will require throo weeks to put the
Farragut in shapo for another test.
Adlrondnoks Lumberman Cornea tn New
York to Get It Whittled Down.
Dr. Geocgo E. Maurer, a aurgeon on Gen.
Fltzhugh Leo's staff, while on a furlough In the
Adlrondacks. reoently met a lumberman.
Richard Smith. 22 years old, of Indian River,
Lewis county, who had a nose fully eight Inches
In circumference.
Smith told Dr. Maurer that some one had
struck bis mother in the nose two months be
fore he was born At his birth his nose waa
abnormally large, and had continued to grow
taster than the rest of his body. Dr. Maurer be
came Interested In the casu and brought Smith
io New York for treatment. Smith is now In
lellevue Hospital, and will be operated upon
next week by Dr. Bryant.
The Dispute Over the l.ilate of the Rubber
Manufacturer Jtettled,
Pbovidsni-b, R. I., Oot. 3. The threatened
contest ot the will of the late Joseph Banigau,
the millionaire rubber manutacturor. has been
prevented by a compromise and the will la to
be probated aa drawn. Mr Banlgan left an es-
iate estimated to be worth from $10,000,000 to
H2.0O0.o0O. In lieu ot dower he gave hla
widow Slo.oOO annually during her life and the
use of the homestead, hteps were taken to
contest the will In behalf of the widow, but the
matter has been nettled The terms of the set
tlement are not made public.
The glsty-nlnth Getting Ueady for Cuba.
Humtbville, Ala.. Oct. 3 The Sixty-ninth
Mew York to making preparations to go to
Cuba and no more furlouahe are being Issued.
Co Duffy has been Informed that the regiment
will break camp here about Oct -0.
f ' I
i. ii
"raw mmf&BBBB Kwajas ass's Moa Caught Hiss
Refwro Bo Oonld Leave the Oardens
sThaaghat Rep arts That tho Powers Are
Mooted. Jointly to Oeeapy Pekln to
Oaard the White Coraananttles Threats
Haste to Murder the Perelgn Ministers,
gptefai CWMe Dttpstas k Tn low.
Lenpoir, Oot 8. A despatch to the Dniiu
JfaU from Pskln says thst ths Bmpsror on
Thursday last tried to bolt from the palaoe.
but ths Dowager Empress's msn captured htm
before hs oould esosps from ths gardens.
A despateh from Shanghai to a nsws agsney
says It Is expeoted that the powsro will Jointly
occupy Pskln. owing to the fears tor ths saf sty
of ths foreign communities. Ths Ministers ot
ths various powsrs hsvs hsld an emergency
meeting, snd have sent a note to the Tsung-L-Ysmsn
(Foreign Board) respecting the threats
thst bsvs bsen mads to murdertthe diploma
tists. Ths Ministers have also forbidden for
slgners to go to Pskln.
Ths German warships whioh wars at Xiao
Ohon started hurriedly fsr Taku yesterday.
Marquis Ito, ths Japanese envoy, who waa re
ported to hsvs visited Pskln for ths piuptst of
negotiating an offensive and defensive alliance
between Japan and China, hsa left Tientsin.
ths port ot Pskln. and Is travelling to Shanghai.
Ths Taung-Lt-Tsmsn haa made a demand on
Sir Claude Maodonald. ths British Minister,
for the surrender ot Kang-Yu-Wel. tho Can
tonese reformer, who Is ohsrgsd with having
conspired sgatnst ths life of ths Dowager Em
press, and who to undsr British protection.
Tho Ohlness Legation tn London discredits
the stories of ths Emperor of China's violent
dssth. Ths embassy still officially recognizes
the Emperor ss the monarch of China.
TheJTvenino Ntir$ says: " The most welcome
news to-day In reference to the Far East to thst
America Is considering ths sdvlaabllity of tak
ing a hand In ths gams whioh ths heathen
Chines to playing."
Bsbxih. Oot 8. A dsspstoh from Pskln to
ths JFrankfort Ztdung. dated Oot. 1. says that
s mob Is threatening ths foreigners. Ths
wife of ths Italian Minister wss attacked
on Friday while on hsr wsy to ohuroh.
Several Amerloans who were leaving ths
railroad station wsrs also attacked and
wounded by stones that wsrs thrown st them
by ths mob. Ths foreign Ministers hsvs ssnt
a oolleotlvs note to the Government demand
ing the suppression of ths attacks snd ths
punishment ot ths criminals.
London Papers Bay Onr Warships at Tien
tsin Will Have a Good Kfleot.
aerial Casta Dtt vtc to Tarn 8cw.
Lokdok, Oot 4. The despatch ot the AmerU
can warships Baltimore and Petrel from Manila
to Tientsin to prominently recorded in ths
newspapers here this morning, snd to com
mented upon with warm approval.
The Timet says that the Government at Wash
ington haa acted with a degree ot decision and
promptitude whioh Is as creditable as It is
The Morning Putt declares thst ths presence
of American warships st Tientsin -may have
an Important effect on events In which most of
the greet powers sre interested.
The Baity Mail says: "When Admiral
Dewey's guns opened on Manila the scales of
ths Monros doctrine may be said to have fallen
from the eyes of the American people.
"With ths annexation ot the Philippines the
United States acquires direct political Interests
in ths Far East. It to a fortunate fact that
these Interests accord wholly with those of
Great Britain and Japan. We may not unrc-..-sousbly
expect the moral and material support
of our kinsmen."
The Standard, which sees nothing but ths
Russian bear whenever China is mentioned,
hints In a pleasant way on tho prospect of ths
United States assisting to prevent China from
becoming a Russian satrapy, and supporting
"our stand for equality of rights and opportu
Admiral Dewey Instructed to Send the
Baltimore nnd the Petrel.
Washinoton, Oct. 3. For the first time sines
the war with Spain began the interests of the
United States have demanded that American
warships be despatched to foreign wafers other
than those of the enemy. The Navy Depart
ment to-day sent orders by cable to Admiral
Dewey, directing him to detach tho cruiser
Baltimore ('apt. Dyer, and the gunboat Petrel,
Commander Wood, from his lleet. and have
them proceed at once to Taku. and. if possible.
to Tientsin. China, the nearest points to Pekln
that can be reached by American warahiiwi on
the Asiatic station. This notion was taken by
Secretary Long at tho request of Secretary Hay,
who received the following despatch Inst night
from Mr. Conger, tho United States Minister
at Pekln :
To .'eerftary of Staff . JTathinaton:
No seno-is danger yet Ceiisliterahle anxiety for
future. Vorrlgn fleets sssembUng at Tientsin. Home
Ministers ordering marines to Pekin for legation
guards. Cowirn.
The Government Is not concerned for Minis
ter Conger and those of his legation In Pekln.
but. If there is an outbreak In the capital,
Copt. Dyer and Commander Wood will send
marines to guard the, legation and its resi
dents. This will be done only at the request of
Minister Conger, at whose disposal both war
ships have been placed. It was Intended at
first to sond the Baltimore only, but, on account
of her draught and tho probability that ahs
would not bo nhle to get nearer I'ekln than ths
forts of the Taku. nt tho mouth of the Pel Ho.
100 mi I os bolow the capital. It was decided to
sond ulong the little l'etrul, the buby of ths
fleet under Admiral Doney. She will probably
be able logo all tho way to Tientsin, eighty
miles below I'ekln.
Secretary of State Hay said this morning
that the Congor despatch contained all tic-information
that the State Department has in
regard tn the situation in China. He ussuinod
that Minister Conger had represented tho
situation precisely n it was at the time the
dospsteh wss sent, which waa yesterday, and
that the condition- were not at that lime such
ss to cause alarm on iccoiiut of American In
terests The outlook was so far from satis
factory, however, il.ut it had been thonlit best L
to send a warship to Tientsin, in order to bs
prepared for any emergency. Even In times of
normal ijuletudo it is customary to have one or
more American srarsniM in Chinese waters,
but the situation in the Philippines mused a
withdrawal of thoss vessels lust spring.
Wu Ting-rang, the Chinese .Minister, said to
day that lie had received a private telegram
from China confirming the banishment ot
'liuiigYiiilIoiitiiiiollli.il distrl.-t of Chinese
Turklstan Chang wu an opponent of I.I
Hung Chang in the Foreign Office, sod was
Minister Wu's predecessor as Minister to this
oountry lie waaloa "jH.elnl envoy of China
lo Uiieen ictorls's jubilee. hang waa charged
with complicity with Kang in the alleged con
spiracy against tin- F.mpiess Dimuuer. leu after aw
u trial was udjudged innocent of the charge.
An edict was isaued. though, proclaiming him
dangerous and ordering him to bo banished.
Minister Wu said hi had no doubt that Rang H
wss In serious trouble or he would not have
fled to IIoiik Kong. The reports of the I'jn
I'Cioi's death lie still bellevea to be untrue, and
called attention lo the last edict wbi.-b th,, )'m
presahasisnii.il in the name of tin- Empenu
" She would not have don., that if he were
dead," he nnul Then I received an of, ml
despatch to-day mi regular biisiuesn oti i It
iiiade no iiienti m of niiv t ouble It la niiu .1
fortbe 1'iuteil States to send a vessel to Che n,
but I believe the violence reported is gr. utiy
Lc-adondarry Llthla Water ia pure, syarll u., aad
dvlivioua. 11 1 Uia pertaul tabU water. '4u.
BjBsssssssnaajassMBSssnsjSM " - - JsMaMesMel

xml | txt