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order up large supplies op cash
to rescue DETTINO.
It's About All They 1Iito Done Jn tho Way
of rrmundlng tbo People Tl.nl Croker
' In tha Jinn to note Them-S!)0f,000 Salil
tu Us In the New Levy (or Usttlng.
The Hun haft rooelvod dtroot Information
thnt lltchnrd Crokor. tlio master of Tammany
Hall and tho Democratlo leader of the Btate.
Intends, eithor on Wodtiesdayor Thursday, to
rui out a fund of 8300.O00 with which to lot
that his candldato for Oovemor. Augustus Van
,ck. brother of liar or Itobcrt A. Van Wyck
of Now York city, will bo elooted Oorornor
of the State of New York. Mr. Crokor's
proposed action In this mattor wan likened
last night to tho chargo of Bonaparte's
OU Guard at Waterloo. It Is his Intention by
this proposed action. It was declared, to at
tempt to penetrate tho solid wall of Republican
.ami independent votors and to break the line
aKiiusi his domination In Now York State af
falri. Mr. CrokerNiopes, It was added, by put
tine out this $300,000 to carry wavering voters
off tliolr foot iind land them In tho Van Wyck
e.imp. The J300.00O. If it Is produced. It was
deolircd. will not como from the pockets of
r.iclijpl Croker and his porsonal friends. It
will cotno from tho pockets of saloon koopors,
llu koepers und worse who bavobeon assessed
in this campaign.
Itlchnrd Crokor's candidate for Governor,
Aui:utus Van Wyck, lias not dared upon tho
tunip to meet the judiciary tasuoor tho sound-
money Issuo. IIo has mado a negative cum
' j a en IIo has refused to speak on the vital
issues nrfoctlng business men and workingmen.
Itlctiard Crokor's campaign for Ills candldato
-for Governor, Augustus Van Wyck. has bei'n
Tassel principally on bots. An old-time phlloso
ihcr said "betting Is a fool's argument." No
grout Issuo which now confronts tho people of
tlio United States has boon mot by Richard
Crokor's candldato for Qovornor. Ilia an
swer to the onslaught of the Republi
can and Independents, who are working day
I nd night to olect Tlioodoro Roosevelt has
fc ton an organized Bystom of betting got up
irRlcliurd Orokur's friends. Up to yesterday
the Itousuvelt mon had bet Richard Crokor's
friends to a standstill. Over $100,000 Is ul
realy up oven which the Roosevolt men have
staked for tho purpose of meeting Richard
C inker's latebt political argument money bot
I ting as a political prlnolplo. Edward D.Talcott
cf Hell A Co. anuouncod yesterday, that ho
would now bot any part of $100,000 at the
adds of 10 to I) that Van Wyck would be elocted.
Jlirhurd H. Halstcad or tho Stock Exchnngo.
previous to Mr. Talcott's big offer. Iind bet $050
tu $ l.(KK) with Mr. Talcott that Roosevelt would
win. This la the first time during tho cam
paign In tho financial district that ther-odds
huve been made to favor Van Wyok.
Thai Republican campaigners. Btato or city,
whether heeded by Chairman Odell or Presi
dent Qulgg of ton New York County Commit
tee, or by Walter D. Atterbury. Chairman Of
thu Brooklyn Republican organization, aro not
conducting affairs aftor this manner. They
I are putting up a fight to the finish on the Issues
of this campaign, and thoy are relying upon
: the voters of 'the Htate of New York to soy
1 whether they profor Col. Theodore Roosovelt
nod tho sound-money principles which he ad-
vocals as based upon tho at Louis platform or
183 C to Augustus Von Wyck. the candidate or
Hlchanl Croker, who wears Croker.'e gag. The
offer of Boll A Co. announcing a fund of $100,
OUtl to bet at the odds of 10 to U on Van Wyck'ls
considered to be by old campaigners one of tho
"forlorn hopos" of desperate political man
seers. Richard Crokor's adjutants and tho Demo
cratic campaigners at the Hoffman House be
t cimo fretful jeaterday. for the first time
Diluting tha campaign. Hitherto there has
been a certain amount of good feeling, but
hin Croker and his friends became convinced
r'sterdnytlut thousan is upon thousands of
Democrats wore to join with the Republican
ud Independents In voting for Theodore
, .llonsuvolt and sound-monuy principles they
"vers very much annoyed. To outsiders the
, ' fulness of Mr. Croker and his friends Vias
i ttie surest Indication that all tilings are not
,5 r 'ii with the enemy, and that Roosevelt In Hit
f tutdaysof thocampalgn Is forging steadily but
a "Grdy ahead. Thero has been no doubt of
tootevclt'a election from tho start. In the
j istlaiatlou of p,-ople who do not talk, but vote
,7 -Ulr.f the hubbub ral.-cd by tho political cam-
I r:lsncr& on cither slde.nnd oil tho talk aboultho
Otrnlan ote. tlio Irish "ote. tho Hebrew vote.
, "io Polish vote, thu Italian voto, aid pll other
ortii ol votes Iiavo had llttlo wePght.lt. Is be-
l'-d. In this campaign, for the reason that the
stt majority of voters In the btate made up
'Ulr minds loug ago not within a quarter of
itoitury to trust again tho Democratic party
ltli thu management of tho State's affairs.
'i TliQi,anda of Democrats will not return to the
i 1'uuocrntlv party until the national Democracy
V Pes out the Chicago platform of IrtHJ,
Tlifl followliuj lettor has boon received by
Col. llosioielt from J. N. Smith. rrosldent of
ifco Iwcshoro Seamen's llenuvolent and Pro
tc'tivo aeoclatlon:
iun , ,. Nnwlor.K.Ov-t, 28.1808.
'3 "' ''"io .'wil.U.7.
f My auiit Bur As I'rcsldont of the above as
xlatlou. I havfl bon rHiucsted by our mom
. r.t0 "rite this lettor to you, and proud am I
o,' tho opportunity, with tholr approval, to
Jo so. V remumber In February last
Iitar ner to niv letter In which we
. .ui ,no services of every man In our asso
'iilioii, li oiircountry shoubl need us. Your
unity acceptance of our offer. s Assistant
ocrctaryof thoNayj your recognition of u
a chartered association, proved very no
wptabietous hen. und we remnmber It most
f''iy now. Keveral ol our men joined the navy.
nu. tluiik God, came back to us safu and
found, ready again. If noeds be. to do all that
! In tholr power to uphold our country's
, w. inprc so now than over since tho glorious
"..raple you gave us.
Ami believe me. Col. Roosevelt, we nrowlth
l joutoaman. and will do all that is right and
K propi-r to elect you to where you naturally be
f J"H. namely, the Governorship of our Htate.
I Woman at tho whcl who will stoor this ship
L wetaieof ouis to tho satisfaction of all Itscltf-
,.0n' of our proudest possessions In your let
I; iv. n)ein which, thiough mo, you thanked
! S,V0f'lierifr wemado. and we trustthatyou
iii still recngnUo un. for ive will hustle for
t ton i we nould ror any .rjure man like you.
m! iVv nwer at your earliest convenience will be
JW aweptabl to the members of our assoola
B iii'i rhonally feeling assured of your
W. jiorious succes, belloo mo, my dearalr. yours
IM I t'r rpectfiillr. ,T. N. Hmith. , ,
'M midt,nt L a, fi. and P. A., Port of New York.
gW riarjK Wti, Trying to Start n Colonlia-
Hon Mill.
Simuel Splevack, a Tammany Inspector of
'ectlons In the Eighth Assembly dlstrclt, was
W yesterday In tho Essex Market Police
curt by Magistrate Kudllch for tho action of
j th Grand Jury on n charge of violating the
'Mton iaw. The complainant against him
Tmobo of Chief McCullagh'a deputies
,n eourt-Mox Landiowaky and his wife, who
Rl '" nt 103 Allen street, said that Inspector
y "Plsvicii ta led at their homo a week ago and
kvd ilwm to tell any one else who calld that
ilr?i,ni?n "meil O'lJrlen and Murphy resided
' " 1.0 U 60.
B trii1." '"flo alleged that the Tammany in-
PB' t.m,)r le.'U' '"rd on which be had written the
M LV5ef ,f 0 Urlon and MurPhr. These two
m tii"tVi? r''cl8troi1 '" "8 EIbMU Assembly
W ln(iM,i,IKulla?l Id that the case was one
mt Stloai ib'""'-a uttempted to plantacoloul-
Wi' JH ,ou vute-lor candidate for Congress
sHf toi!."1 uut ul whr ke stands oa the
v m It? uujuue ?
n Aftdremies an Inuneme Ontheiing In
Bulter rnrk-IIIiei lor Croker.
The casino In Sulznr's Harlem River Park
held a denta throng of people when Col, Itoosj
volt reached there at 10 o'clock, last evening,
nd they gavo him an uproarious welcomo.
They had been waiting for him all the evonlng,
and tholr enthusiasm omod to have grown
while thoy waited. Thoy stood up as soon as
ho' entered the door ut the rear of tho hall and
cheered Until ho apponred on the stage. Thon
thoy added rolls to the cheering and waved
American flags Joyously while thoy cheorejl
some more. They kept this up for several
minutes, until Col. Roosevolt began to talk to
thorn, after bowing to tho Chairman, without
waiting to br formally presented. During one
of the lulls In tho cheering after Ool. Roosevelt
emerged upon the stage LleuL-Oov. Wood
rulT. who had been or the Colonel's party,
stepped out from bohlnd the scenes and re
ceived his share of the greetings, which he
acknowledged with a bow.
However many thousands Bulror's Casino
holds, that number of people were In It latt
night, and It seemed as It there woro loine
more. Thov were literally packed In In places.
Hundreds had no ahanco whatever of hearing
Col. Roosevelt's voice, and know that they
had none, but they stayed there to see
him and boiler for him, and and this
seemed to bo no small part of their Intent
In coming to tho meeting to hiss tho name of
Illuhard Croker as If It were an Incantation to
tho archllond. It is safe to say that never has
tuat narao bcon bo generously, enthusiastically
nnd vohomontly execrated in that abode of
Hnrlom's joys und wous and Tammany ratifica
tions iik it was lustevenlng. l'urt.cularly when
thu Tammany lender's nnme was mentioned in
cuii nee t Ion with the judiciary this storm of
ugly hlsies broke witu especial vehemence,
but without exception the storm cam every
llmo tils namo was spoken, und tt.uoti people
showed their deteBtittton of tho boss who
wou.d degradn the courts. . ...
Uefore Col. Roosevelt csmo Judge Collins of
Nebraska addressed the meeting. Aftorprals
Ing Roosevelt amid repeated clieerx. tho Judge
happened to mention Crokor. nnd the acclama
tions changed to fearful hissos,
" He's a norso thief 1" cried a man In a box.
Another shouted: "Bond him u hoarse."
A maloquurtet pleased thocrowd immensely,
singing of the time when Croker would go
wnfi Ing. sailing to England after thu returns
cutue In. Then thoy sang:
To Vn Wye and Croker we'll aiy rsreweU,
U tby don't tulet lu pmdl, Ibey will la .
The audience finished the sentence and tho
auurtot tickled It uaain by singing of Roose
velt: When ha pats Dick Crolier on the bum
Tusis 11 be a bot time In tha old town that night. '
Linn Uruce poko, and Mason Mitchell wn
tel.lug tho story of La Ouasimns light when
Col. Uoubevelt's advent wus announced by
cheorslu the street and at tho outranco of tho
Col. Roosovelt said:
"I want, to tell you how much I appreciate
your coming out to meet mo. lam glad to
meet you face to face and to discuss with foil
allot the Issues or this campaign. I don't ask
you for hall a ballot. I di.u't ask you to re
member that you are New Yorkers and forget
th it you are Americans.-"
A Voice "(live It to 'em, Teddy I".
Col. Roosevelt continued: "The greatest
Ptnto Isiue Involved, or which can be lavolv. d.
Isan honest tddlclnry. In 1770 our forefathers
armfgned King Ueorge because ho had made
JudiceB dependent on his royal decree. Now
tho uncrowned king of Tummnny ILill Msnes
has undertaken to say thnt n Judge's tenura of
ofllcu shall be dependent upon his services to
lammnny Hall. When I Bpenk of Tammany
Hall I never know whether to suy he or It."
Voices-" Ho I He I" .
' Upon a Judge more than upon any one pub
lic servant," said Col. Roosovelt, "depends
the jsocurlty of your life and your property.
Woo to uily'-pooplo and to any Mute when
n Jddge thinks of,augljtln his judicial con
duct oxcopt fealty to his outti of offlco.
The only name of n candldato I ehull
mention" to -you to-nlsht Is the name
of a Democrat, Judge Daly, whom I am glad
our party has uomliiutod. a man who for
twenty-eight years has performed nlsdutyto
the peoplo under tho law. Mr. Crokor hisses!
h is cal.ed up the shndo of Mr. Tweed, who. ho
siiyo. testillrd against Judge Daly. Ho did, and
I nh'nuld be sorry Ifhe hadn't,
"Mr. Croker llilsnos and his organization
have turned down a Judge because ho na an
lioui'St Judge.and they will turn' down In tho
tame way every inihllo-ofllrorwho refuses to
do their bidding If they can."
"There's lots of 'om with you." cried a man.
Interrupting Col. Roosovelt at another point of
his speech.
"I think BO.tno."repllod the Colonel, candidly,
"fnrthcneoplowoul I rather go with nn honest
mnn who Isn't nfrald to say what h thinks
thnii with one whoo coward co prevents him
from 8nylng whether ho Is for gold or silver.
eel u-o he wants tho votes of both parties,
when he I entitled to tho vo'e of noue.
"Mr. Crokor Ihlssosl. hns lately seen fit to
attack mo ns to the Boeley dinner. Ho says I
wouldn't hove Investigated thnt mutter If I
could have, helped It. Ho judges others by him
self. I could have helpod It. All I had to do
was to raise my hand and the Issuo would not
have come up Hut I was lionnd that the 1nw
wn applied to Avenue A shbuld bo nrplled to
Fifth avenue, nnd the punishment dcnlt to the
poor for violations of the law should bo meted
to the rich. . ... .
"Good government depends fundamentally
upon three things-corn '"on seni common
honesty, nnd courage. What would you think
ofn man who promised to be honest In selling
von drugs, but declined to commit himself
tiliout groceries. They toll you they'll be honest
when they come to Albany, ret they trv, to
tarnish the fair fame or the iudlclnrr In New
York. I ask you to voto ns New Yorkers, and
for all that you deem to the best Interests of
this greutet State of tho Union, and to vote os
clt Izens of tnnt Union that Is groator oven than
the greatest 8tqte."
The people cheered tho candidate when he
flnl-hed as heartily as they had when ho
Phlllp'B. Low. candidate for Congress, from
tho Fifteenth district, also addressed tho
New York Soldiers lit CnniD Monde, Pn
Cast tha First nation This Election.
The first ballots for Governor of Now York
8tate In this year's election will be cast this
morning In tho State or Pennsylvania, The
Colonels or the 201st and 'JO'Jd New York Vol
unteer Reglmonts, In camp at Camp Meade,
agreed upon this day as the day. under the
Soldiers' nnd Sailors' Election law. On Thurs
day of this week the men of the Beventy-flrst
Now York will vo'e at their armory, and It Is
said that Col. Duffy or tho Blxty-nlnth. en
camped at Huntsvllle. Pa., has also named
Thursday for his regiment.
Tho TweUth Regiment, at Lexington. Ky..
will vote on Tuesday. Nov, 8, the day or elec
tion. The Twenty-second, at Port Blocura,
has not fixed upon a dar. Several hundred
members or the First United States Volunteer
Engineers are New Yorkers, and, they will vote
down In Porto Rico. The Forty-seventh will
also voto In Porto Rico. The First New York,
at Honolulu, iflll vote as soon as the ballou
arrive there. Becreury of btate John .Palmer
sent the ballots on the steamer which left Han
Franolsco on Saturday. The Astor Battery,
at Manila, will not vote, as ballots could not
be sent them In time.
Down at Camp Meade this morning every
volunteer who aiks to vote will make an oath
that he Is a qualified elector. He will then
receive a long strip of pawir. on wnloh are
printed the names of all offices to be nlled at
this election In every towu of the State.. The
Secretary of State has sent to Camp Meade,
along with the ballots, great sheets of paper,
on whloh are p.rlntedthe names of all candi
dates nominated for all offices. The men will,
by referring to these, .find the names of the
htate candidates of all parties and the local
candidates in their homo counties and towns.
They will select the men they want to vote for
and write .their names on tho ballot, ho oil
voter will seal bis ballot In an envelope given
him for that purpose.
The'.e sealed ballots will be mado up into a
sealed package and sent, will; tho poll books,
to the Secretary, of Btute at Albany. Do will
open tho package In thenresence of the Statu
Chairmen ol the- political parties, but will not
open the envelopes, These ha will send
around the State to iho Clerks of the counties
fiT whloh the soldiers live. The County
C erks will open the ballots i In thepresenea of
the Oounty Chairmen, and distribute them
among tho election districts to which Miey be
long. On Doo. till the boardspf Inspectors will
meet to canvass the vote, and on Dec. 'Si tho
count j; boards of canvassers will meet tooan-
aBhoufdrthelelectlQn be sufficiently close, the
result inlgbt not be known until Christmas
"ivv i i
AnrfinWsnjorpurUjr 1; th word Xgaaoaasii; )
aax ttizt. jtiwEcr wn demand ron
Tho Spnnlnrtts Will Submit Counter Pro
posals on Frldny. but Thry Will Differ
Very Widely from Onra, nnd Iluptnr of
Negotiations Is Likely to Follow nt Once.
Sptrttl CMt DnpaUAtl t Tnt SUM.
Paris, Oct. 31. Tho 8panlsh-Amorlcan Peace
Commission snt for an hour to-day. The
American Commlsoloners submitted tholr pro
posals In regard to tho Philippines. These
com prlaod a demand for the cession of tho en
tire archipelago. The correspondent of Tru
Hun Is unnblo to name the conditions accom
panying the demand, because, as his Informant
oxplatned. tho Spanish Commissioners had not
yet had an opportunity to examine carefully
the American statement and claim, which wore
submitted In English.
Your corrcsiiondcnt Is authorized to say,
however, that Spain will undoubtedly reject
the American proposals. This decision was
not made known to the American Corneals
i loners by the Spaniards.
In reply to my Inquirywhy. If the rejection
was Irrevocable, It was not announced atohce.
my Informant said:
"It would be undiplomatic and unwise to
take a stop Involving such grave consequences
until the American proposals were formally
consldored and tho Madrid Government had an
opportunity to approve their rejection. There
Is no question, however, that only one answer
Is possible for Spain."
Another Spaniard possessing full knowledge
or the situation said to-night: "We fully ex
pect that the conference will end In a rupture."
The commissions adjourned until Friday at
the requestor tho Spaniards. There Is reason
to bollove that some of the Spanish mombers
are sorry to-night that they asked lor such
a long adjournment. Inquiries that are
being made suggest that they are consid
ering the possibility of turning tho pend
ing Amorlcan political campaign to Span
ish account It seems to have occurred
to them thnt If an Immediate rupture Is threat
ened the McKlnley Administration will make
extraordinary concessions rather than permit
tho announcement on the eve ot tho elections
ot a renewal or war against a helpless roe.
Their Idea seems to bo that the chivalrous
Americans will not support a party which
would permit such a situation to arise.
As a matter otract, thero Is nothing In the
Spanish policy which appeals to chivalry.
Spain's whole aim and purpose In these nego
tiations Is money. If. for Instance, the
United States relinquished all claims to
tho Philippines and attempted to mako
peace on the basis of Its present de
mnnds concerning Cuba and Porto Rico, the
Spanish dilemma would be hopeless, not to
say ludicrous. The Spanish Commissioners
would resent tho suggestion, but it is no doubt
true that they would prefer to surrender nil
their colonial possessions for a sum large
enough to relieve their country's financial dis
tress rather than to keep them all. except Cuba.
It was well understood, of course, that tho
United States In to-day's proposals mado a
financial offor in connection with the cession
of tho Philippines.
The explanation of the Spanish attitude
above descrlbodjs simply th'ttt'the" toxma
named are so much below Spain's expectations
that she believes an agreement Impossible,
and that olio has less to lose and possibly more
to gain by tho desperate policy of breaking off
the negotiations.
Tub Sun correspondent has roceivod the fol
lowing statement from a Spanish source pos
sessing the fullest knowledge of the situation:
"The American proposals seem to mean that
the United States will assumo the debtor tho
Philippines to tho extent of the amount actually
spent for the benefit of the nrclilpolago,and will
pay Spain a sum which will tall considerably be
low $40,000.00 ). Thee tonus 8poln will reject
absolutely. The Spanish Commissioners will
submit counter-proposals on Friday. The
Spanish terms will bo so widely different that
unless the Amorlcan offer Is Intended nn
merely tentative nn agreement will bo Impos
sible and a rupture of the negotiations will
speedily follow."
It Is natural to suspect that such a declara
tion as thu foregoing Is a msnuiuvre to put
pressure on the Amorlcan representatives, but
there Is good reason to believe that It is a gen
uine statement ot the Spanish position and
intentions. It should be added that It
Is not voluntarily put forward by Spain's
representatives, but Is tho resnlt or a long dis
cission or tho situation with a gentleman
whoso advice varr es weight with the Spanish
Madiiid. Oct 31, via Biarritz. 8enorMonte.ro
Rlos. President ol the Spanish Peace Commis
sion, has telegraphed to the Government that
the Amorlcan Commissioners now display a
more fnvorablo disposition.
They now consider the cession of Porto Rico
a sufficient war indemnity and compensation
for tho claims ot American citizens In recent
years. Thoy are willing to discuss tho Cuban
problem attentively. Primo Minister Sagosta
is hopeful of success in tho negotiations.
Tho Heraldo, commenting on the reports of
the withdrawal of the Spanish Commissioners,
says that tholr retirement from the negot.a
tlons without anything being signed would bo
a most porilous leap In the dark. It would
only entail tresh humiliation In tho near fu
ture. Tho paper adds:
"The slmplo truth Is we are vanquished
The errors of many years and thellncupaolty of
many publlo mon have led us to an impulse,
whence there Is no escape."
The Liberal and National publish artloles In
a similar strain.
We Demand All of the Philippines, bnt Will
Assume No Part of Military Debt.
Wasdinoton. Oot 31. The State Depart
ment recolved this afternoon, a cable despatch
from Judge Day stating that the Peace Com
mission hod met and that the American Com
mlrslonera preiented their demands for the
taking of all the Philippine group and granted
until Frldky for the Spaniards to prepare their ,
Instructions covering fully every phase of
the Philippine question were sent to the Amer
ican Peace Commission at Paris. The.se In
structions, while definite on every point that
will be. brought before the Joint commission
for consideration. allow the American Commis
sioners wide discretion and latitude In dispos
ing of the momentous question with the set
tlement of whlcl. (hey are Intrusted.
There Is now no concealment ot the purpose
of the Administration to Insist on the reten
tion ot all the Philippines, und it Is also so.
knowledged that this Government will agree
to relieve Spain of soide part ot the obligations
contruoted in behalf of the Philippines. T.ie
luntruutions to tne Commissioners are of such
a dutlnlto character that it is expected that the
Administration will not be obliged to seud any
lurthT directions wbllo the negotiations are
Tbe broad discretion conferred on the Com.
mlfislouera does not extend, however, to au
thority to assumo ou behalf of the United
States responsibility for the payment of any
tart of the military debt of Spain saddled on
he Philippines. This Government will not
pay a cent of the obligations of Spain, on that
This Government has decided thai the coo
lie ot the Philippines weie not lieoelited by
t!i application of the money rutse4 to uphold
lilanlali sovereignty, and therefore .'he United
Ktatos. la assuming control and iocersblp
over the entire urchtpelago, is ivt tounu,
i utzftUf ot Ukrwle,t9 bteosM iwwrtWs,
for a dobt tho proceed of which were-rtot ap
plied to the b?nellt of the; H.000.000 Inhabi
tants of the Philippines. ,
Tho American Commlsslonoro have there
fore been outhorlred U. arrange for the pay
ment of a cash tndomnlty to Spain, or to as
sume In behalf of tnelr Government tho re
sponstbllltv for part of thdnon-millmry debt
of tho Philippines. The widest discretion has
been given them In deciding which ol thee
Ciethndi. will bo the mntoad antngcoun to tho
'nlted States. It Is generally believed In ofll
clnl circles, however, that Snnln wlli ask for
t ho cash. This mode of scttletnenUs favored
lie re. as tho Admlnls'rntlnn has no disposition
to assume Spanish obligations.
The Amerlcun demand for tho cession of tho
Philippines Is bnsed on the ground that tho
United States nlrondy .hold tho entire arrhl
pdngoand not merely tho city, bay and harbor
of Manila. It will be eonti'nded by tho Ameri
can Commissioners that tho Is'nnds worenc
quirod by conquest and thnt they nre now In
tho do facto possession of tho'Unlted States.
1 v
The Arrival of the Oregon nnd Iowa Re-ported-Tbelr
Next Stop Will Do Itto.
Wabhinoton. Oct 31, Tho Navy Depart
ment received a telegram to-day from Cnpt
Barker of the battleship Oregon reporting tho
arrival at Bahla, Brazil, ot that vi-moI and her
consort, the battleship Iowa. Earlier In tho
day a despatch had boort recolved saying that
tho supply thlp Celtlo had reached Bahla and
that the two battleships wore not far behind.
Tho arrival of the Oregon and tho Iowa nt
Bahla completes the first log of their long
Journey from Now York to Manila. At Bnhta
the colllor Abaronda was waiting for tho battle
ships to arrive, Tho Abarenda and four other
colliers (the. Casslus, the Justin, the Bclndla
nnd tho Sterling), tho distilling ship Iris ana
tho supply ship Celtic will rendezvous nt Bnhla.
The Celtic, tho Iris and the Kclndla-wlll accom
pany the Oregon and the Iowa to tho Pacific,
whilo the remaining colliers w II return to the
United States, a'tcr transferring their coal to
tlio ave vessels that will make the complete
Capt Parker's orders are to proceed with tho
Oregon nnd tho Iown to Rio de Janeiro to pnr
tlelp ito In tho celebration of the ostntilljhnvnt
of the ISrazlltnn Republic and the Inaugural ton
ol the new President of that rountry. This af
Jalr will take place on Nov. ID, nnd the Ameri
can vessels hnvo plenty of Umo to replenish
their bunkers and proceed to Rio. The battle
ships took their tlmo going to Bahla, Their
rata was about 200 knots a day. orUH knots an
TTie First Iteal Wnr Vrmel to Tnter That
Harbor Slncn the Slalno Was Dlown Cp.
W'AsniNOTON. Oct 31. The cruiser Topoka
sailed from Philadelphia ror Havana to-day.
She will bo the first real war ship of the Amor
lcan Navy to onter that harbor since the Maine
was destroyed. The Resolute, rated as a ma
rine transport took the members of the Mil
itary Evacuation Com mission to navano,and
when yellow fever developed on board she was
withdrawn to Tompklnsvlllo. She was suc
ceeded bv the auxiliary gunboat Scorpion,
which will leave when the Topoka gets to
It was snld nt tho Navy Department thnt the
orders to the Topekn had nn greater signifi
cance than the Intontlon of the department to
keep naval vessels In tlnvnnn harbor for a
short tlmo only -during tho yellow fever sen
son, nnd she was sent there merely because It
was time for tho Scorpion to comn nway.
The Topekn Is a regular worship. She was
formerly the Diogenes, built by the Thames
Ironworks of England for a nation whl"h did
not pay for hor. and was snld to the United
Ktntes by that company just bc'ore th" wnr
began. She Is commanded by Commander W.
B. COwles. who was stationed at Havana as
commanding offlcnr of the supply vessolFern
from the time the Maine was destroyed until
just before tho war.iogan. v,rf'
irnr la rogue irvts hvzzled.
tilt I.ntt Speech, Which Led ITU Managers
to Tell aim to (shut I7p.
Since William J. La Roche, thn Democratic
candldato for Senator in tho Sixth district
Brooklyn, was ordered by tho party bosson to
koep his mouth shut during tho rest of tho
campaign he has retired to the seclusion of his
hardware store on Vesey street. Manhattan,
where ho awaits tho result of tho election. His
campaign managers. It Is said, were afraid that
his oratory would arouse his constituents to
such a pitch of enthusiasm that thoy might tor
get to vote for him.
It was Candidate La Rccho's last speech
which brought nbout this decision, no wan
slated as tho orator of the night at tho Fort
Greene Democratic Club rally nt Fulton street,
near Hudson avenue, on Saturday night He
had been heralded by Mr. M. L. Towns, one or
his political discoverers. as "a man with an
cpen countenance, a cheery tone and a heart
as big as an ox." Mr. La Roc ho entered the
ball by a side door nnd snt dowti behind a palm
tree, where ho modestly munched chestnuts
wh lo the band played " Hull to the Chief,"
A bubbling young orator who wus telling the
sudlenco about "lmperl.il Rome and her
Ca'sars" subsided to give l.n Roche a chance.
Mr, La Roche sioke as follows:
"You huve heard all the momentous quos
tlo s discussed. I'm not an orator. I've nevor
paid much attention to politic. The gentle
men ltttcharge or my campaign have advised
pie not to discuss the great issues, but jn-t to
jolly the lioys along. Well. 1 don't think I'm a
good jolllorat that I could tell some mighty
good stories, but I see some ladles here."
A Voles Go on and toll them; don't be
"My rival. Mr. Zlegler."the candidate con
tinued, "says that when he goes to Albany
he'd see that Brooklyn tins better water. Well.
I don't see anything the mutter with the water.
The great trouble, fellow citizens, is that Mr,
Zlegerdoon't know how to mix It (Cheers.)
If Irm elocted-and something tells.mo I will
be I will transact publlo business just as I i'o
my own private buslnoss.on business meth
ods. I guesa I'vo covered tho situation and
will stop."
The Congress Hald to Ilnvo Confirmed the
flrnntlo W. It. Crane's Firm.
Information was recolved In this city yester
day to tho effect that the Congress of Nicar
agua bad granted a concussion ror the build
ing or tho ship canal to Edwnrd Eyre and Ed
ward F, Craaln. Tho Information was re
ceived by tho firm of William R. Grace 4 Co.
Oi a cable despatch which stated that the con
cession was to date from Oot 10, 181K), the date
on which the Maritime Canal Company's con
cession expires. .
The Maritime Canal Company, which In
cludes the .Warner Miller interests, holds Its
Nlcaraguan concession for a term of ton years.
There Is aolause In Its agreement whloh reads
as follows:
"In consideration of the great capital the
company may havo Invested In the enterprise
the republic binds Itself to conoode a
new extension."
The Maritime Canal Company relies on this
agreement to protect ltielf. .
Edward F. Cragln represents the Chlcngo in
terests ot Mr, Grace's proposed corn pun v. Mr,
lyre Is a member. of the firm of mllla-n 11.
Graoe & Co.
Powder Home Wreekrd Two Workmen Out
or Twenty Slightly Hurt.
Boston, Oot. 31. The powder house of the
New York and New England Titanic Smokeless
Powder Company at South Acton was wreoked
by an explosion shortly before 1 o'clock this
forenoon. There were twenty men employed
In the building, all of whom escaped with the
exception of two. who were sllghtlr Injured.
The englnoer noticed, that something was
wrong with the machinery, and he shut off
steam and gave tho dnngcr signal In time to
prevent loss of life. The lulldlng was about
150 feet long by 70 feet wide and one story in
Uovv Values Are Established,
In Londqn, the recognized centre ot the
wholesale champagne trade, the price ot all
brands is regulated solely by quality. This Is
established by the leading judges and con
noisseurs of the world, That In this market
under such conditions, Ponimery should set
higher than other brands, tells the story of its
superiority; While the wholesale price Is higher
the retail price la tho, ;same as othr wines, so
tlio purchaser of ramtaory etti better value
JwrhUtoi".-'wWr. .,
jiffif'n? ii'm'iiJi A fti ! Al riiafaHiiliW- SssBfshl
No Chnnge In the Decision to Assume Con
trol Over the Island on or About Dee. 1
A Small llody of Troops Will Co There
Soon to Construct Camps for the Army.
Washington, Oct, 31. Tho deaths of Col.
Waring and othor officers representing tho
United States Government In Havana, ot yel
low fever, showing the provulonco of tho plague
In places In Cuba most favorably sttuatod from
a sanitary standpoint havo caused a chango
In tho plans ot tho War Department tor the
occupation ot tho Island, While no postpone
ment ot tho tlmo at which the occupation will
begin has bcon definitely determined, and will
not bo until Col. Lee nnd Col. Heekcr ot tho
(Juartermastor's Department return to Wash
ington from Havana, It Is regarded as unwise
by the President and b'ocretary Alger to send ;
any large body ot men to Havana or else
where In tho Island until utter the yellow fever
.season has passed. Cul. Leo and Col. Hcckcr,
whe have boon In Cuba oxamlnlng camp sites
end wlmrf facilities, sailed from Havana tor
Nojrr York to-day on the steamer Sonocn, ac
companied by other members of the board. of
which they were the senior membors. In the
despatch to the War Department announcing
tholr doparturo Col. Hcokor said that all tho
party woro well.
It was supposed 'by tho War Department offi
cials that tho yellow fover season in Cuba
would bo over by Out 15. and oertalnly br
Nov. 1, and It wsb Intended to send troops to
tho vicinity of Havana during tho month of
November. Now. however, no laigo body of
soldiers will leave tho Unltod 8tatos tor Cuba
until tho lattor part of next mouth. A emull
b"dy of troops will go very soon to construct
tho camps for tho army vt occupation,' and
every precaution will bo taken to prevent
these from becoming Infected with the dread
die ease.
Ono of tho highest officials of tho Govern
ment told a 8u. reporter to-day that while the
Administration had beou anxious to get all the
SpunlBh troopdOUtof Cuba In the shortest tlmo
posKlble. It would be, satisfied now to let tho
forces In Havana delay tholr embarkation un
til nbout tho llrst of December, when the yel
low fever season will undoubtedly have passed.
Ho said that the Government had not been
obliged to postpone occupation owing to lack ot
transports, and that there was no truth in a re
tort that transports would be furnished by the
United Stutes fur carrying tho Spanish soldiers
back to Spain In order to expedite their evao
uatton. Thero has been no chnnge In the decision of
the Administration to assume formal control
over the entire Is'and of Cuba on or nbout
Dec. 1. Although the Spanish forces have been
given until Jan. 1 to evacuate and will probably
not be out of the Island br that time, the Gov
ernment has determined to take possession ot
the U-Jiitom Houses and proceed to ndmluistor
the affairs of Cuba on some date about a month
from now. It is likely that Deo. 1 will be tlxed
as the date of the Innuguiatlon ot the Ameri
can administration. Despite tho fact that there
will be a large number of Spanish troops In
and about Havana when the Stars and Htrli es
are to be ralBCd, the President and his advisors
nre opposed to waiting longor. They do not
Biitlcipato uny trouble from the Spaniards,
who will probably bo oomoelled to movo out of
the capital and other large towns lo places
where thev will await tho arrival of the vessels
that will carry them to bpuin. The, plan lias
not been perfected yet. A great deal depends
on the vlows of Col. Leo and Col. Ueoker.
Th Petition from Cuba Asking the Presi
dent to Hasten Evacuation.
Special Catlt Dapat'ch to Tnr Son.
Hatana, Oot 31. Over 200.000 signatures
will be affixed to a petition to President Mc
Klnley asking that the ovacuattoo of the Island
be hastened, and requesting that relief be ex
tended to the suffering Cunans.
The Spanish Commission has notified the
American Commission thatl.'JOO Spanish sol
diers havo left Qlbara on the steamers Puerto
Hico and Cludnd de Cadiz. The Americans
have also been notified that Gon. Blanco has
no objections to tho Americans building a
wharf at Marlanao for the landing of troops.
Tho Spaniards have expressed the wish to
carry to Spain the bodies of Gen. Vara del Re,y.
who was killed at El Caney. and Gen. Santo
clldos. who was killed at Poralajo In a light
against Macco.
Alfredo Betancourt a British subject has
been arrested hare, He was wearing a Cuban
button, which a Spanish officer tore off his
coat Betancourt requested tho police to help
htm, asserting that the officer had stolon a
jewel from him. When the tacts became '
known Betancourt was tnken Into custody.
The British Consul visited tho palace to-day
to demand tho release ot the prisoner, but not
finding Captain-General Rlanco In he an
nounced that bo would make tho domend this
The People Want a Territorial Government
and Hutloni for ttie Destitute.
Special Cablr D'lnatch to The Hon.
San Juan. Porto Rico. Oct. 31. A congress
ol Porto Rlcans, which was called to meet In
the thoatro here yesterday, appointed a oom
mitteee consisting of Beuores Rossy. Quinoncs.
Barboso, Veve, Do Vallo, Bornlornnd Uostos to
solcctdolcgntestogo to Washington and lay
the wants ot tho Porto Rlcans before Congress.
Instead of selecting dolegates tho committeo
asked tho permlu-'Isu of Dr. Henry K. Carroll,
the personal representative or President Mo
Klntey. to submit the r wants to him.
Dr. Carroll will Investigate tho mattor and
make recommendations as to tho wisest thing
to do. The Porto Rlcans want a Territorial
government established Immediately. They
also want tho United States to issuo rations to
those In distress.
There was much enthusiasm displayed at the
congress. The American Constitution was
explained to the delegates. Fifteen huudred
spectators were present.
Declared a Public Uenefnelor by the Presi
dent of the United llehrevr Chnrttles,
The United Hebrew Charities of New York
held a meeting last night at Temple Emanu
El. President Henry Rice. In opening the moot
ing, said of the late Col. Waring:
"The magnificent results of Col. Warlng's
work In cleaning the streets of New York are
&b Kti." an Improved condition of the poor,
es wslidy on t he lower east side, that his death
becomes a matter of personal concern on the
part of all societies engaged. In helping them.
He was a publlo benefec'or. and we wish to a Id
our testimony to the Imperishable work he left
behind him." . . . ..,.,
Col. Waring s widow, her son, John P, Yates,
and the nurse who intended Col. Waring up to
the tlmo of his death, returned yoBterdayater.
nnon to the apartment house at 175 Second
avenue. Whllo their home was being dlslp-
Sected they remained at the house ot Dr. Daniel
ii. Btlmson. The worlr ol disinfecting the
louse was completed yesterday morning bya
corps of men from the Health Department.
DIED iritlLE HUT DttlflNG.
ATMBltum Away with th Hands of a,
Corpse nt the Helns.
Theodore S. Perry, a veteran of tho civil war.
died of apoplexy yesterday at Patwrson, N.J..
while driving along Marshall street. As Ills
hands loosened the reins the .horses became
frightened and ran aWay. When they were
caught, after running throo or four blocks, the
sudden stop sent the body headlong to the
ground. The runaways were stopped by
Christopher MoOulre. Perry was &i years of
aire. He leaves a widow and a family of adult
Auction Kale for llauk Creditors,
fjaaltlnc Da UinouiU and other predoai
Wsjewrlrr, io9dsnowoashirlttoq t47Ub- I
rtrstV Mi Tiiruydnr. Jio. a, John K. Xnueh. I
-ugtfitr. f utter ?tnutiJ4t, t J
They Still On On, Though Thero la UttU
Prospect of Troable.
tptcinl CatU DupateXu to TBI St.
London. Oct 31. The Government hitherto
has not admitted that any special warlike prep
arations aro proceeding. It now finds that
tho newspapers are publishing loo many do
tails of those preparations, and the War Office
has accordingly appealed to certain editors not
to publish anything that Is likely to be useful
to"a possible enemy,"
Col, Stopford. chief of tho mobilization
branch of the Intelligence Department. In an
Interview to-day with a representative of the
Central News, animadverted severoty upon the
nowspapers for revealing the preparations for
war. Ho said: "Tho editors are doing onor
nous harm to the country by Printing valuable
military Information which It Is against our
Interests to communlcato to France."
This obvious confirmation of the reports of
warlike preparations and open designation of
tho possible onoray will Inevitably attract lively
attention herennd In Franco. It need not how
ever, be construed ts meaning that anything
has happened to rendor tho situation more
acute. This remains at the moment as de
scribed In Saturday's despatches to The Bun.
Information recolved from the various dock
yards Indicates that tho naval aotlvtty con
tinues. Orders havo been received at Ports
mouth that tho crows of tho first-class bat
tleships Trafalgar and Alexandra and the
first-class cruiser Australia bo completed Im
mediately, and officers and men are being re
called from leavo Two torpedo-boat destroyors
at Chatham have been ordered Into commission.
Five battleships outorod Plymouth harbor this
. Paths, Oct. 31. Tho Eclnir announces that
tho Fashoda question will be settled Imme
diately and In a manner favorable to Eng
land, Tho French Government the paper says,
has decided to yield tho place, though at tho
same tlmo It will mako certain conditions
concerning the occupation of tho Bahr-el-Qhnzal
region. The Mlnlstor of Foreign Affalrr
will raise the question ot the English occupa
tion ol Egypt, encouraged by tho Russian
Government, which has promised effective co
operation. Thn other newspapers continue to
blame Major Marohand for quitting hla post
Tho Official Annonnreme,nt of tho Names
Is Eipected To-Day.
Special Cable Duvatch la Tax Sen.
Paihb. Oct 31. The new Dapuy Cabinet Is
regarded as completed and the official an
nouncement of Its establishment (s expected
to-morrow The Ministry will be constituted
ns Indicated In Tits Run's despatches ot Satur
day and Sunday, as follows:
M. Dupuy. Premier and Minister of the Inte
rior. M. Lebret Minister of Justice.
M. do Freyclnrt Minister of War. ,
M. Lookroy, Minister of Mnrlno.
M. DclcassA. Minister of Foreign Attain,
M. Ppvtral. Minister ot Finance.
M Leyities, Mlntterof Pnb'lo Instruction.
M. Deloncle, Mlnls'orof CVimmrco.
M. Gulllaln, Minister of tho 0 Monies.
M. Vigor. Mlnls'erot Aerlculluro.
M. Krantz, Mlnsterof P ibllc Vprks.
lie Shortens Ills Ronto In the Italy fcnnd
Won't Visit the Jordan Excessive neat.
Special CabU Dunatch to Tnf Bn.
Jbru8Albm. Oct 31. Emperor William has
curtailed his tour In tho Holy Land, abandon
ing his visit to Jerloho, the Jordan and the
Dead Sea.
It is bollovod that his action Is due to Inter
national complications In Europe, but It ts an
nounced thnt the curtailment of his programme
Is owing to tho excesnlvo heat, from wh'ch
about forty horses belonging to the Impeiial
party have died.
Tho members of tho party are suffering se
verely from tho hot wonther.
The Crow of thn J. F. Wllley Rescued After
Lang Sufferings.
Special CatIt Dena'ch In Tax Sirs.
Nassau, N. P.. Oct. 31. Tho crow of the
schooner J. F. Wllley. from Jacksonville for
Martinique, were brought here to-day on board
a sponge 'vessel. The schooner was dismast
ed Innhurrleanoon Oct.l and remained water
logged unill Oct. '20, when she went ashore off
Walker's Cay. The crew wore taken off by the
pongo vessol. which brought thorn hero. Tho
men are In a greatly debilitated condition. In
addition to their sufferings from exposure, raw
Ash was their only diet for tweuty-fl vo days.
Round Together, n Faollnh Coitpla Jnmp
Into Lnks Erie, bnt Are Pulled Oat.
Cleveland. Oct. 31. Bound by a ropo, which
was twined about their bodies, a man and n
woman took a leap from a pier into tho lake
early this morning,
Tho man Is Jason E. Cleckner, a conductor,
whoso homo IsatSOl Cne avenue: tho woman
Is Miss Roso Lauar, who lives at H40 Lake
street. Clookner add Mlsi Lauer havo been
sweethearts for three years. Cleckner drank
heavily, nnd the proposed marriage was op
pood by the girl's family .
Cock ner called to eo Miss Lnuer and they
went out wall: ng, He proposed thut they com
mit suicide. The girl, because nf a prior prom
lm made to her lover, d 'elded to take thn leap.
Pnsors-hy aw the couple jump into tho lake
and rescued thorn.
Cusack 8nyi He Win Held Cp nnd Knocked
Down in thn Public Gardens.
Boston, Oct. 31, Edward J. Cusack of Cam
bridge reports to tho police that ho was
knocked down to tho Public Gordons by throo
men armed with revolvers and was robbed of
$4f.000and n nlckol watch. Ho doclaros he re
ceive I the money for n patent The poll-e
place no ret.ance In the story, but are Investi
gating It
New Facilities for thn Panama Itnllroad,
Special fablt Duplies to Tnt Bui.
Colon. Colombia. Oct 31. Pormlsslon has
been obtained from the Government by the
Panama Railroad Company to establish ter
minal tacllit'es At Lahocn upon the payment ol
$40 i.OOO and tho granting of a Join to Colom
bia of $1,000.000.
Guarding Against the Plague in Asia.
f pedal Cable DtevaUh Tax Box,
St. Petersbubo, Oct. 31. The Zrfunj saya
that the comml'slon charged with the duty of
tnklnc precautionary measures against the bu
bonlo plague has engaged a staff of forty doc
tors, who will proceed Immediately to Samar-cand.
Presented to President Fnurn.
Soma Cahlt Dupaltk ta Tuc flux.
Pabis, Oct. 31, United States Ambassador
Porter presented Commissioner Peck and the
other American Exhibition Commissioners to
President Fnuro to-day.
The Ilrltlsh oteninnr Calabar Loif.
.special CakU Dtfpecitl to Tax Bin.
London. Oct. 31, Lloyds has recolved au
thentic news of the loss of tho British stoamer
Calabar, which sailed from Accra on Oot ID.
tor Liverpool, No lives were lost.
I ' jM
Do Started n Civil Oovnrnmnnt at stanstk 'uKJI
nlllo All tho Cubans Want Offlm-Cot. Salil
flood's Troop! In Poatnlon of Olbara Sa
Old Ordnance from Monro Coming liar. !H
Fvecial CabU bitpalel to TBI Buit. ' Bjlj
Rantiaoo de OunA. Oct. 31. Gen. Wood, ae aBl
bom pan led by Ltout Han no, returned from J1
Manzanlllo to-day on the converted ract IUt 'Hw
They had a stormy passage Thoy run Into a aRU
gnlontO o'clock on Sundny afternoon and the SHII
storm continued without abatement for ten wp
hours. Tho Hist was tossnd about like acookla m ijj
shell and the waves swept her from stem ta H
etern. Tho gale swept over the entire south si'jl
coast of Cuba, from Clonfuegos to Cape MaysL aj j
Several schooners are reporlod to have been jliiil
wrecked. mil
Commander Toung of the Hist said when mm
told of tho report thnt tho crulsor Infants Maria M
Teresa had loft Ouantannmo on Saturday that " aBj
he feared she had suffered from tho storm. She &n)
war. In good enough condition for ordinary 'HR
weather, but was not In shape to meet gales. 'awl!
Some, of tho upper works of 'the Hist were SLr
smashed, but aba reached Bantiago harbor f)j
safely, MM
The coastnrlso stonmer Avlles, whloh arrived fid
at, noon to-day from Havana by way of tha K
north coast saw nothing ot the Infanta Maria . .' 'j
Teresa or the tussMorrltt and Vulcan which !
had hor In tow. 4 i!
Gen. Wood fold tho correspondent of Tub i
Sun that ho had Instituted a civil government j 1 1
at Manzanlllo. and had appointed Judges of 3N
tho lower courts. 'He left overythlng running j
smoothly. Ho said that he found the Cubans ?9k I
there the same as. at- Santiago. All ot them jH
wanted offices and nono wanted to work. jB 'i
Tho steamer Aviles was at Qlbara on Ban- "flu-
day. She reports that Col. Hood's six com- " f
panics landad there safely and had complete JE f
possession of the town. Col Hood mado the jn r
Cuban municipal authorities swear allegiance sR ;
to tho Unltod States on pain ot Immediate ex- aft I
pulsion from offlco. 11;
The second transport load of Spanish sol- jjjj
dters sailed from Glbara the last of the week, jji ;
reducing tho Uolguln garrison to 7.500 men. -3jj j
All the 8panlsh troops will be out of the dls- mt !
trlct by Nov. 10. j
Ltout E. 0. Brooks, who was tho acting com- afi
mander of tho city during tho nbsence of Goa. 3t '
Wood, sent 25.000 rations to Manzanlllo by tho iti
tug Bessie last night Tho Bossle was caught M .
In the gale, and fears aro entertained for hor .,
safety. vlj.l
Col. Carlos. Garcia arrlvod hero this morning wO 9
from Santa Crux dol Sur. Ho brings word from JKj I
his father. Gon. Callxto Garcia, .that the con- Mj:
ventlon at Santa Oruz hadl to suppress the MA I
Provisional Government and assumo responsl- Wt
bll.tyfor th direction of the nffalrs of the so- r fflj ,
called Cuban Republic. Gen. Garola's niessngo M
Is couched In Indefinite terms, and tha true '1
situation s not exactly known. , ,i
Ex-Congressman Huff of Pennsylvania told , t
the correspondent of Tub 8un to-day that he Mn
wna convinced, after looking over nffuirshtTO, "3. '
that Cuban Independence was im practicable. T j
A strong hand was needed at tho head ot .i;
Cuban affairs to develop tho resources of tho M j
Island and Induce capital to como hery. Mr. 4 I
Huff doclared thnt he believed that the estab- ;
llshmcntof a republic would bo the signal for -M
numerous revolutions araongthe potty leaders, t
and Cuba would bo trorso off than It was under 1 ' j
the Spanish rulo. , 3
Congressman Dalzell and his party salted for 3
New York on the steamer Panama this after- a
noon. The Panama carries a number of old
pieces of,ordnanco that woro captured by the '
Americans ut Morro Castle and other places. &
It Paid Its Expenses and Thero Is a Surplus
of About 8400,000. 5
OitAtu. Neb.. Oct 31. Tlio exposition closed V '
to-night About 70.000 persons passed through "M
the geteB to-dav. The entorprlso has proved w
a great success and will very likely bo con- ,'ij
tlnued In some form or other next year m
Tho most popular schomo sjoms ta bo to 5 .
mako It a colonial exposition next, In which '3
the products or the new colonies acquired in . M
the Spanish war may be exhibited. if
Tho exposition has proved a financial sua- vt ,
cess. A llttlo less than $'.',000,000 represents 4 -
tho receipts, while tho exposition cost about ,,1 J
Jl.t50.000. This loavs something like "J
400.000 surplus to bo divided among thS 'i
stockholders. The ntteujauco was 'J.UZ5.3KH. .. , .
A lurge number of sulti, have boon filed for. ,. Fj
damages by concessionaires, who ussert.ttX-. ' X SlJi
thoy huve Irstniimoy becuuso tho expoSi.ioa ACcMl
fulled to keen Its contracts. It looks like a TJ
concerted attack to reduco tho surplus. These 'mm
suits run all the way from $15,000, which the mm
Wild West company wants, because the ox- -Am
position gave it the oxtduslve contract for ex- ,S'4!
hibltlng Indians. andthen put on tho Iualan mm
i ougress. which ruined it business, to a $W.- yjri
000 damage suit vvhlcn tlio two Urluntul streota . if A
want for v iolutlon of contract lu various forma.
Charged with Kidnapping a Raby, 'f. j
Mrs, Roslna Staiver, a midwife living at 06 w
East Tenth strict, and Mrs. Mary Land I e,
a mldwifo residing nt 303 En Thirty- ' ;
sixth street, were ni rested ye'' day on a
warrants issuod by Maglsl te Meade
on a complaint mado by rs Ellen
Kelly, who lives In Yorkvllle. . Kelly J
ch.trgod tho womoti with kldnappiug her In- ;ft
tuntchlld. According to her story she left her "
child at tho home of a llurlom woman, who . '$
gave thu buhy to Mrs. Staiver. Tho latter. It Is J
u leged. turned the child over to Mrs, Luudle. fti
When Mr Kelly rnlled on Mrs Lnndisshowoa I
told that thu clil d had been given to another j
woman who resided in Newark, N, J, s3
Rrooklyn lrlsh-Amerlcans for Roosevelt. .a
A branch of tho Irish-American Union ha a
been organised In Brook lyn. with these officer! 1
President M. J. Murphy : Vice-President. W. J. 3
Scanlon: Recording Becretary. Chris J. Buck- (X
ley. Corresponding Becretary, P. W. Burns; fi I
Flnanclul Secretary. P. J. Forrls. At the Iqitlnl
meeting nearly 100 memlivrs were enrolled, A I
and Col. Roosevelt was indorsed for Governor M
unii John T, MoDonough for Secretory of St'ito. W i
Noxtsaturday lughtii muss mooting. underthe Jr J
direct on ol tho organization, will tie held la 9
tile Atlu-nu;mn, at Atlantic avenue and Clinton IS 1
street. Among tho bpeakors will bo Putrivk. f I
r.unn. John T. MeDonoiiiili, Llvut.-Gov. Wood- m
ruff, and Dennis M, Htinuy.
Hobion Wants 8000,000 to Unite Spanish '3
Mnisblps. ft
Wasbinoton, Oct. 31, Naval Constructor 'W
Hobson appealed again to-duy before the Nuval S
Bourd of Construction In advocacy of hlsproj- 9
ect to raise the Cristobal Colon, tho Vlzcaya '9
and the Relna Mercedes, and to remove the 4k
wreck of theoolller Merrlmtc He asked the M j
bonrd to recommend to Secretary Long that M,
the work be given Into hlscharge, with author- 9j',
ity to expend not more than $000,000 In curry- m,
lug out ins plans. , , ... .91
The Hoard of Construction afterward Infnr- ml
mujly discussed Mr. llol.son's scheme, and WJ
vvhlio no uollnlio conclusion was reached, it t
was evident thut the board was oppose.! to mi
atteraptlngtoMive tlio Vlz,ayu, beilovlng that ,m
the risk and expense were to great.and that jB
she la practical. y past recovery. 1 he board Sfi
will undoubtedly recommend that Mr. Hobson ,M
be allowed to continue his efforts en the Colon M
and also to raise tho Mercedes and destroy the
wreck of the Murrlmuc m
Recaption to Capt. Evans nod Lieut, Ifobton.
Capt. Itobley D. Evans of the Iowa and Lieut W
Richmond Pearson Hobson were the guerts of
the Uptown Association last evening In it
rooms In the Ooutabl buildlng.and u number m
of other officers were present Cupt Lv.ius, J. i
I.leut. Hobson. Lieut. Staunton of the Now
York and others made Informal speeches and 9
the evening closed with a late supper.
WUI yon vote to torn over the whole glair,
7o4cf ait all, to az4 sjnisVirt v

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