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(igHiln Approves the Spanish Commie
lnii's Desire to Sign No Trenty Giving
fs tlir Philippines Unless We Shoulder
the !f 40,000.000 of Debt Spain Rolled Up.
Mortal Cable Despatch to Tax Bch,
Paris. Nov 3, Benor Montoro nio, Presi
dent otitic Hpnnlsh Peace Commission, does
not concent his determination never to ilcn a
treaty which relinquishes Spanish torrltory.
eicept on condition tliat the Indebtedness of
that territory Is assumed or paid In Rome form
.r Its new possessors. Inasmuch as flenor
Montero Klo Is virtually the wholo Spanish
Commission, this declaration, which tho oor
rtspondont of TriE Bus la freely authorized to
publish. Amounts to saying that the present
((inference has roachod a hopolesa deadlock.
Tho hope or expectation In American circles
here that Prime Minister Sngasta will appoint
new commission more amenable to the Inex
ornble (sets of the situation finds no encour
aderoont among the Bpunlards. Information
from Madrid Is to the effect that the Sagasta
Government Is not strong enough to venture
on such action. even If it were desirous of
peace at any price.
The orpnsitlon to the present Ministry of
Spain already threatoiiB to overthrow tho Gov
ernment a soon as tho peaoo question is set
tled, even If It Is settled on tho terms to be nro-po-ed
by the present representatives In Paris.
Btlor Rag-asta could not survive a dny If he un
dertook to apiiint new Commissioners after
I Peftnr Montero Rlns had renoitod that It was
Impo-klble to secure terms honorable to Spain.
Mich l the almost unnnlmous Bpanlsh version
ol this feature of the situation.
It would bo cany to load the cables with
Spanish special pleadings. One of the griev
ances of the Spanish Commissioners Is that
they hate loyally preserved seoreoy on tho sub
ject fit the deliberations for nn entire month
at the request of the American members,
while Information, all tending to benefit tho
American esse, has been permitted to leak
from American source. Tho Americans deny
an) violation of the pledge of secreoy and at
tribute the disclosures to tho Bpanlsh side.
There is leaeon to believe that the American
suspicions In this respect are unfounded, but
r.on- the Spaniards declare that there Is no
longer any obligation upon them to keep si
lent There Is only one new point In their areu
menta. however, which In fairness deserves
publleity. They say that the American demand
for the surrender of Cuba and the Philippines,
without the transfer of their respective debts,
la asking something which Is not Spain's to
five. The security named for both tho Cuban
and Philippine debts Is the customs receipts of
those islands, which are thus mortgaged to the
holders of these securities throughout the
world. Bpaln Isnotorlously unable to meet this
Indebtedness without the security named. The
Amerloan demand, therefore, that Bpaln sur
render something which has been pledged to
her creditors is asking her to commit an act of
grand fraud.
Feflor Montero Rlos will say to the American
Commissioners to-morrow that "Spain will
lever bo guilty of such dishonorable conduct.
TTe are powerless for defence, and America is
quite at liberty to takq Cuba. and the Philip
pines, including the security named ln our
bonds, but she must not ask us to sign a treaty
glvlne them to her."
Furthermore, the Spaniards will retort to
America's declaration that she was committed
to the overthrow of Spanish sovereignty In the
Philippines before the protocol was drawn,
that In such case she has been guilty of treat
ing Spain with bad faith. The Washington
authorities knew definitely that Spain would
not have signed the protocol if the loss of the
Philippines had been demanded.
The Bpanlsh Commissioners are nettled by
the assumption that is freely expressed that
their threats of a rupture of the negotiations
are only a bluff intended to Induce better
"The Americans believe that we are fooling
them I beg you to believe," said a Bpanlsh
official, with great earnestness, to Tnc Sun
eorrspondent to-day. "that Spain will Insist
tothn end, and with full knowledgo that it
Beans the resumption of hostilities and the
bombardment of our coasts, that the debts of
her colonies must bo transferred with sover
eign!) We would welcome gladly the sugges
tion madebyn Parlsnewspaperthatthe Ameri
can Commissioners, or one of them, go to
Madrid ami assure themselves of the genuine
ly jd.J unanimity of public opinion on this
point '
I hi- report of an American Commissioner
gouiK to Madrid to consult with Prime Minister
Kigatta personally had an amusing origin.
The London corrcsjiondent of onenf tho New
Vuk )illow journals, who has been nbiiHlng
tlieiominlsoncrs because they refused him
information of tho proceedings of the confer-
ni-e.ired to arrange un audience with Berior
higata. describing ill in sell as aspeclal Ameri
can Commissioner. Such, at least, was the
designation which reached the Spanish au
thumif). Perhaps his real character was dis
covered. At all events the self-appointed Com
missioner has not gone to Madrid.
Instruction" to the Spanish Commission from
Madrid, dlreotlng them to insist on tholr re
fusal to transfer Cuba and tho I'nlllpplnea
without a payment equivulentto the joint debt
ol the Islands, wero received early to-day.
befior Sagaata's indorsement of (he opinion of
Benor Montero Ilios and his associates Is, ao
curiUng to an assurance received from an of
ficial source, as emphatic as that of the Span
ish Commissioners themselves. If words mean
anything, and In this case they are apparently
iiiceroworda, the conference will end abor
tively ulthln a week.
The explanation that the American proposals
no not preclude the payment of a considerable
Indemnity to Spain for the loss of tho Philip
pines will not avail toward acompromlae. No
agreement is possible unleas Bpaln abandons
her demand that the joint debt of $20.000,000
be assumed by the United States with the
I'landa themselves This Spain now says she
M never do.
Netertheleas, gloomy as the peace prospects
rprnr In the light of the Spanish declarations'
In American Commissioners have not aban
doned hope of a satisfactory outcome. The
Spaniards themselves do not expect a rupture
to-morrow's aesslon, and each day'a delay
ncreaes the possibility of entirely avoiding
ne breaklne oITofthe negotiations. SucJi, at
"ast. is the sanguine view of the many friends
w Peaie w,0 ar8 cognizant of the gravity of
JUumu. Nov U.-Tho Government has tele
fraphed to Benor Montero Bios. President of
' Spanish Peaoo Commission at Paris, in
ducting tho commission to maintain the
'slits of bpaln against the pretensions of the
Americans with regard to the I'lilllpiloea.
aia claim the Government regards as a breach
"" terms of the protocol wheroln the Araer
"ma agreed merely to occupy Manila until the
,ri of pnaeo was concluded, Premier Sa
""aluuieipresaedhlshope that the Amerl
"" w.U modify their demands, allowing
.in compensation in the event of their re
u'mngthoiBlands 1 . J'10 i""'' says that tho Americana are mis
I ,'n ln 'heir assumption that cession to on-
",";r Wwer of certain torrltory does not Itn.
aV fr.i ""WW recognition of the debts con
at . ul ,7th torrltory eeded. All ot the treat
Li mm cluded ,n Europe or America prove the
( WM7. The Amerleap. demands, the Epoca
mWoiksmtj . . --ftiii,tr1'i'aw'aiii. !
continues, are contrary towhat the Bpanlsh col
onieedid when they separated from the. mother
country. The Americans aro dominant only In
Manila anu Cavitd, and tho protoool only es
tablishes them In temporary occupation.
Hence Spain has a perfect right to claim pos
session of all of the Philippines,
The mparcfat, which yesterday announced a
divergence of views in tho Cublnet regarding
the Philippine question, to-day publishes a
semi-official note denying that there is any
divergence ot opinion on tho subject.
London. Nov. . A dospatch from Madrid to
the Itafly Xewt says that the Ministers are di
vided as to tho action to be taken by the Span
ish Commissioners In Parts, Some ot ths
Ministers wish to withdraw tho Commis
sioners, but a majority oppose such action
because, in view ot Kurope's indlfferonce, they
bollevo that it Is hopelesstovontlnuethostrug
gle against the pretensions of tho United
The Purls correspondent of the Time pro
fesses to give tixtually the Intended reply of
the Spanish Commissioners nt the next session
of tho Teace Commission. The kernel ot the
reply Is:
"Wo withdraw becanse we do not feel that
we have the right to sign the abdication sought
to be imposed on us."
The remainder of tho reply Is chiefly verbiage.
itKWKT HKsns siirrs to iloit.o.
The Crulaer Chnrleaton and the Gunboat
Concord Suit from Mnnlln.
WasntsoTON, Nov. 3. Admiral Dewey cabled
the Navy Department yesterday that the cruiser
Charleston and tho gunboat Concord had sailed
from Manila for Hollo, the second largest port
ln tho Philippines, sltunted on the island ot
Pnnny and about '.TiO miles from Manila The
explanation given nt the department concern
ing tho mission of these two warships is that
they have gone on a cruise, with Hollo as
the (list anchorage. It Is pretty weH under
stood! In oflloial circles that the cruise has
a deeper significance than a mere desire
to show the Htars and Btrlpes nt ports
in the island possessions which this Gov
ernment has determined to hold. A Spanish
armed transport arrived nt Hollo with a num
ber of machine guns and a large Quantity of
small arms and ammunition on board for the
vise of the Spanish troops on tho island of
Papny. Whllo having no ground for official
objection to this action of the .Spaniards, tho
American authorities believe that tho presence
of the Charleston and the Concord at Hollo will
serve to remind tho Spanish forces that the
United States can nssert physical control over
the entire Philippines st nny time.
According to tho understanding here. Ad
miral Dewey has sent the two warships to visit
all the places in the Philippines wfiere the
Spanish hnvn carrlsons to ascertain just how
strong the defences are and what means the
Spanish forces have of making any sort of re
sistance If the pence negotiations are broken
off and hostilities are renewed The supply
ship Zafiro of Dewey's s'luadrnn arrived at
Hone Kong from Mnnlla to-dny Two others
of Dewey's ships are nbsont from Manila the
Boston at Takn. China, and tho Petrol further
up the Pel-Ho River, at Tientsin.
The Fifty-first Iowa Sails More Troops 'Will
Stnrt To-Mnrrow.
San FnANfisco. Nov. ,1. The Flfty-flrst Iowa
Volunteers sailed this afternoon for Manila on
the transport Pennsylvania, having gone on
board this morning. The men embarked short
ly after noon. Col. I)per allowed some of his
men to go to tho dock by street cars, as they
were slightly indisposed.
The scene ol departure was similar to those
which have preceded it, and there were many
friends ot the departing soldiers at the dook to
bid Uism good-bv. -j ... r . '
The City of Tuebla wilt sail orf Saturday with
the Kansas Battalion and the Nevada Cavalry,
nnd tho Newport will probably leave on next
Tuesday with Gen. Miller and his staff. Ave
companies of the Tennessee Beclment, the
Wyoming Light Battery, and a part of the Cali
fornia Heavy Artillery.
Off for Mnnlln by Waj of the Sues Canal to
Join Dewey.
The cruiser Buffalo will leave the Brooklyn
Navy Yard for Manila this momlng. She will
earry ln addition to her regular crew nearly
700 bluejackets, who will replace the men In
Admiral Dewey's fleet who have served out
their terms of enlistment. The cruiser wilt
nlsocarrr a large quantity of stores and sup
plies for the Asiatic fleet. The Buffalo will sail
by way of tho Suez Canal, and her first stop for
coal will bo made at Colombo. The Buffalo Is
undercharge of Commander J. N, Hemphill:
Lieut. H. V. II. Diehl is executive officer, and
Lieut. Ueorge W. Logan Is navigator.
lie Rends Fonr Meu from the Charleston
Home aa Prisoners.
San Fbancisco, Nov. 3. Tho United States
transport St Paul arrived to-day from Manila,
via Nagasaki, Japan, in ballast. The St. Paul
brought four prisoners from the cruiser
Charleston, who were arrested at Manila for
Insubordination. They are II. Savage, I. P.
Hathaway, John Weatherbee and Jamos Con
Ian, According to their story the discipline of Ad
miral Dewey is very strict, and any infringe
ment upon orders Is considered to be Insubor
dination. The men will be tried at Mare Island,
and will probably receive severe sentences.
No Logical Stop for Us Short of Ketalmnc
AH of the Philippines.
Monttklikr. Vt.. Nov. :i. United States Sen
ator llcdfleld Proctor to-duy addressed the Ver
mont Legislature sitting In joint session and
accepted his reelection. He dlscuased the
problems that confront the United States Gov
ernment in Its relations to Its recently con
quered territory and said:
"The United States must assume some re-
Kionslblllty In the Far Kaat, be it greater or be
less. In m y opinion It is bound to be greater,
nny wlso citizens advocate the retention ot a
coaling station only In the Philippines, but,
1t any jurisdiction Is assumed In the Islands,
there Is nu logical stop short of the
whole of (lie Philippines. Since, that May
morning when Dewer destroyed the Spanish
fleet in the harbor ot Manila It has seemed to
me that Spain must abandon her sovereignty
in the Philippines. Anything like a joint or
divided government there would Inevitably
result In trouble."
Mrs. !) Witt Arrested for Swindling Parsons
Who Wanted, to Marry Money.
Mrs. Addle n De Witt is in Ludlow Street Jail
awaiting examination before Commissioner
Shields, under $500 bail, and the Post Office
Inspectors say that she has been conducting a
fraudulent matrimonial ageney at 135 East
Hlxty-filtli street. Her husband Is James M.
De Witt. Since May last they have been adver
tising nnd sending circulars through the malls
announcing that they had wealthy men and
women on their agency lists who desired to
Set married. The Do Witts called their agency
is "Exclusive Matrimonial Association," and
charged applicants a fee of !.
Thousands ol circulars and many advertise
ments were sent out by the De Witts, the offi
cers say. especially In the West and South,
but they all proved to be fraudulent.
Maritime Cunal Company of Nicaragua
Astir Against Its Rival,
The officers ot the Maritime Canal Company
of Nicaragua are preparing to protest at the
coming meeting ot Congress against the rival
concession that has been granted by Nicaragua
to the Grace syndicate, At a meeting yester
day the dlroctors agreed In the opinion that
the company waa fully protected. Ua oonoes
slon, which expires nextyear. carrying with It
the right of extension The directors say that
It Is lo tho interest of the United States Gov
ernment to uphold the company's concession,
and tbatwlth ourGovermnent backing It there
need be no apprehension regarding nny later
concessions that Nicaragua might grant.
Auction Sale for Bank Creditors,
Consisting of one diamonds and other prerlous stone
lewelrr. l)ods sow on exhibition at 1 Liberty a,
bale a) soon to-day, John 11. f rench, Auctloaeer,
By order of trwtesu At:
r.s. j v -fj.-'. -t c j.,ni.esesiin.to-4Si-ft..r, ,
KHOI.ASn or, AD TO gKK the vhkpa
JMTO.V5 sotr ifAKIXa.
It Is Thought They Are line to the Kipeo
tntlnnThnt France Will Italae the Whole
Rgyptlnn Uneatlon Reaaons for Believ
ing Ituaaln Might Decide to Take n Hand.
Sprtitl Callt DitvaUXtt to Tua Bos.
London, Nov. 8. England Is watching with
satisfaction, but without cloarly understanding
It, the dally increase In the number of warships
placed in commission, tho inoroase In their
crews, tho Inoreaso ln the orders for watchful
ness at all tho coast defences, and the m lire
throughout the empire. There Is excollont
reason to bellovo that these preparations are
due to the expectation that Franco will raise
the whole Egyptian question as an nuswor to
England's claim to tho Nile Valley for F.cypt
alone. The Government does not expect that
Franco will succeed effectively In raising the
question, but it she does, with Ilussla assisting
her. it Is probable that England's poller will be
to declare a protectorate over Egypt.
It must not be forgotten that Russia's influ
ence in Abyssinia gives her tho appearance of
having a Ions standi In African affairs. Count
MuravlotT, tho Russian Foreign Minister, who
was recently ln Paris. Is known to iiave advised
France not to bring about a rupture with Eng
land over the Fashoda affair: but Egypt Is an
other matter. Count Muravioft is notoriously
hostile to the Czar's peace manifesto, and ho
might think that It would promote his insati
able ambition in Itho noar nnd far East, if a
conflict, which Russia did not appear to origin
ate, was precipitated botweon Franoo and Eng
land. It Is significant that Sir Alfred Mllner, Gov
ernor of Cape Colony, has quietly, but hurrlod
ly. left Cape Town for London. From IR-Wto
1RS2 he was Under Secretary" for Finance In
Fgypt. nnd would be a most useful man hero If
the powers should revive the question of Eng
land's occupation of Egypt and her status and
achievements In that country.
Though secrecy In enjoined regarding tho de
tails of tho British preparations, tho Govern
ment rather prefers that the world should
know Its determination to resist A onfranrs
ejection from Egypt.
Mr. George J. Ooschcn. First lord of the Ad
miralty, who had accepted an Invitation to at
tend the annual Cutlers' feast at Sheffield to
night, where he was to havo responded to n
toast to the Government with a political
speech, to-day sent the following telegram
from the Admiralty to tho committee having
the, banquet In charge:
"My continued presence Is essential here.
Sheffield will appreciate this. In the present
state of affairs duty comes before pleasure."
Mr. Goschen's message naturally does not
tend to lessen the significance whleh everybody
nttaohes to the situation.
The excuse of the First Lord of the Admiralty
for not attending the banquet at Sheffield is
regarded by the newspapers as being as elo
quent as any direct utterance that he might
have made there.
However, there Is nothing to justify the view
that the position has become worse. Tho people
are content to wait lintll to-morrow evening
when Lord Salisbury Is expected to mako some
plain declaration nt the Mansion House on the
occasion of the Lord Mayor's banquet to Gen.
Lord Kitchener. -,
"Contrary to custom, the movements of Brit
ish warships In foreign waters to-day were not
entered ln the daily Admiralty list.
HoNn Koko. Nov. 8. Great activity prevails
In naval and military eircles here. The British
battleships are taking on board supplies of
coal, and heavy siege guns are being mounted
ashore by the Ordnance Department.
It Is Said She Will Withdraw ner Force
from Fashoda Major Mnrehand Arrives
nt Cairo A Vogue Tale Abont Ills Dolnge
Svtaql CatU Dtntteha it Tax Son.
Paris, Nov. 3. The Temps announces upon
semi-official authority that. Major Marohand's
position at Fashoda being untenable, the
French force at that place will bo forthwith
Instructed to evacuate.
Cairo. Nov. 3. Major Marchand. the French
officer whose occupation of Fashoda precipi
tated tho dispute between France and Great
Britain, arrived here this evening. The acting
Fronoh Diplomatic Agent. M. Lefevre-Pontalls.
and the French Consul at Cairo, M. Bertrand,
officially welcomed and heartily congrat
ulated him. About 100 French residents, sev
eral Englishmen, and others cheered him, and
greeted him with cries of " Vive Marchand,"
Major Marchand drove to the French Agency,
where ho will remain for the present.
Concurrently with his arrival Col. Wlngato
and Slatln Pasha received Capt. Fitton,.an In
valided British officer, who accompanied Major
Marchand from Omdurman.
The French officials say that nobody will be
allowod to intervlow Major Marchand, all of
whose information must first reach M. Del
cased, the Frcnob Foreign Minister, It is
understood that Major Marchand'a report will
1)0 put Into cipher and transmitted to Paris
Capt. Baratler, a member of the Marchand
expedition, who was aent to Paris with de
spatches from his commander, is due to arrive
here to-morrow on his return from France.
Major Marchand Is credited with saying
that his comrades who wero left at Fashoda
are in excellent health, and have abundant
supplies of ammunition and food.
London, Nov. 3. The Cairo correspondent
f the Dailv Mail telegraphs an interview had
with Major Marchand during his journey from
Omdurman. He paid a high tribute to the
British officers, and saldt "We were like com
rades everywhere. I have the greatest ad
miration for them."
The Interviewer remarked that the English
greatly admired bli achievement In reaching
Fashoda. Major Marchand replied: "It Is
nothing. It talk had not arisen concerning the
Nile Valley little would have been heard of It
I love exploration. The only trouble Is that
there are no more routes to conquer."
The Chronicle says It has received "a very
crave story regarding Major Marchand'a
action on tho Upper Nile." The paper
declines to guarantee the accuracy of
the story, but deolares that it has
every appearanoe of trustworthiness. It adds
that If the story Is true It Is calculated to great
ly increase the tension between England and
trance, for which reason It refrains from mak
ing tho assertion, but it appeals to the Govern
ment in the public Interest to answer the fol
lowing questions:
" Docs the Government possess Information
concerning a communication from Major
Marchand to the Khalifa before the bat
tle ot Omdurman? If so, did the com
munication invite the Khalifa to hoist
the French flag with the view to becoming an
ally of France, and so deterring the Anglo
Egyptian forces from attacking him
"Have the communication, the flag, and the
Khalifa's reply fallen Into the Sirdars hands!"
The Chronicle speaks mysteriously of knowl
edge that "the story Is going further," and
that it is "about to be published In a quarter
over which wo exercise no control." Heroupon
it bases the opinion thatthe Governmentought
to deny the story If it Is untrue.
Tho only news received of the presence ot a
white force at Fashoda until the Sirdar went
there and disooverod Marchand came from
the Dervishes themselves. After the cap
ture ol Omdurman a Dervish gun
boat, not knowing that the city Imd
fallen, returned to the capital from furthor up
the Nile. The Sirdar took possession of It anil
Dervlah officers told htm that tbey had been to
Fashoda. and as they approached the town
they were vigorously attacked uy a force on
shore commanded by white men. Tbey had.
therefore, put their boat about and returned to
Omdurman (or relniorjjaMunj. f
jjoir.v H77 the i:ano, tiikw viir.
Armed White Men at a North Carolina liar
lieeue Uphold Thnt Issue.
WilminotoX. N, 0.. Nov. 3. Thin has bcon
an eventful day In the progress of thostruuido
for white supremacy In tho administration nt
cltv and county government. Tho white innn's
rally and barbecue were a demonstration oKthe
thorough organization and terrible earnest,
ncss of tho white men tf Wilmington and Now
Mamnor county. In tho nrocoislon there, wero
:i(M)oM(M) men wearing red shirts. ami mmivof
them carrying WlnoliQsterJrlflos. At tho bar
beciio campaign orators delivered speeches
demanding whlto snpremaey, Tvhlch were
cheered to the echo.y.Tliore wero many wo
men In the audlonce. And they wuvotl flags and
were as enthuslastlo as any of the men. The
bunion ot ull tho speeches was the ubolttlon
ot the negro from III city, county and Btuto
governments nnd the suppression of their
growing Insolence. Mr. Irodell Monrs, onoof
tho principal speakers, referred to tho appeal
frnm tho women of North Carollnn for relief
from tho woes they suffered because of negro
domination. . , ....
To-night a session of the County Itepubllcnn
Convention was held nt Ruth Hall, tho ne
groes' political rendezvous. They retuso to
give out anything for publication. A promt
neent Democrat Tioro has recolved an anony
mous letter announolng the purpose of the
negroes to put a full ticket ln tho Hold on the
morning of the election. A registration book
ln North Williams preolnct. Columbus county,
whtoh was believed to havo been stolon, was
restored to-day and has not been tampered
with. It was produced by the Republican Reg
istrar on condition thnt no legal proceedings
be Instituted. The precinct gives a big Dem
ocratic majority.
Conditions In Wilmington, so far as tho at
t Itndeiof tho races is concerned. aro unchanged.
The usual vlgllanco as to guards continues.
Richmond. Va., Nov. .'1. A large number ot
Winchester rifles are being shipped from hero
to towns ln North Carolina, ono gun store hav
ing sold seventy-five in the Inst two days. It
is understood that the available supply ot
those nrms ln other towns accessible to North
Carolina have been bought up. They are bo
lng shipped to the eastern part of the State.
The Republican County Convention to-night
mot nnd adjourned without making nomi
nations for county or legislative ticket.
This means thnt tho compact between
Gov. Riissoll and the businessmen ot
Wilmington is to be kopt and the Demo
cratic ticket Is to havo no opposition by
the Republicans. It remains to be seen whether
the negroes will put an Independent ticket In
the field. If they do not there la little probabil
ity of riot or bloodshed.
Ills Cane Caught In the Slot nnd He Was
Run Down While Extricating It.
Fatrlek Griffin, a bookkeeper, 73 yearn old.
who llvod at 101 West Forty-eighth street, was
killed by a Sixth avenue under-trolley car last
night. Mr. Griffin was on his way home.
When he wns crossing Sixth avonue, at Forty
ninth street, the motormsn. William Connor,
ot 027 Sixth avenue, saw him and shut oft the
Griffin got across the track all right, but his
cane caught ln the trolley slot and was jerked
from his hand. He went back to regain It,
Connor in tho meantime, thinking that Griffin
was safely across the track, had turned on the
power. Tho car shot forward and struck
Griffin before its spend could be checked.
Griffin died within a few minutes. He lived
with his brother. Dc William Griffin. Connor
waa arrested and locked up in the East Flfty
flrst street station.
She Reached lTavnnn Yesterday Mornlnat
and Then Started Korth.
.pfat Cabli Dnpatekei u Tnc Smt.
Havama. Nov.3. The steamer Panama, which
was rumored in a despatch from New York to'
have been wrecked off Cape Maysl, entered
Havana harbor at 7:30 o'clock this morning.
Bho landed eight passengers here and left at 8
o'clock for Key West.
Santiago de Cuba, Nov. 3. The rumor
brought here yesterday by a Ashing schooner
from Cape Maysl that the transport Panama
had been wrecked was not confirmed, but it
gained currency all along the coast and caused
much exoltemont. Gen. Wood failed to get
definite Information concerning tho alleged
wreck from Guantanamo. whloh Is the nearest
station to Cape Maysl In telegraphlo com
munication with Santiago.
The Dins Won't Bay Tet When They Will
Xetve Cnba for Home,
Spetiml CabU Despatch to Tax Stnt.
Havana. Nov. 3. Gen. Clous. Becretary of the
Amorican Military Commission, told tho cor
respondent of Tnc Sun to-day that no answer
had been received from the Spanish commis
sion to tho last American note concerning tho
date for the completion of the evacuation of
the Island, It is probable that the Madrid Gov
ernment is negotiating direct with tho Wash
ington authorities.
The Bpanlsh commission has sent a note to
the Americans containing official Information
about the penal colony on tho Islo of Pines.
It Is Said a Large Colony WU1 Settle Along
the Tripoli Frontier.
Bpteinl CabU Dtipatch to Tea Suit.
London. Nov. 4. The Constantinople cor
respondent of the Standard says ho learns
that on tho occasion of Emperor William's
visit to that city a tolerably definite agree
ment was concluded to plant a largo Germaa
colony along the whole frontier of Tripoli,
the Forte's object being to create a buffer
against French encroachments from Tunis,
which recently extended twenty miles beyond
tho frontier,
Germany will thus obtain a footing in North
Africa instead of a concession of territory In
Asia Minor, which might lnduoe Russia to
demand compensation,
The Ports Favorably Receives the Sugges
tion Concerning Ambaasadors.
Tprrfal Cailt Dispatch to The Sun.
London. Nor, 4. A despatch to the Standard
from Vienna says that the suggestion of the
United States to the Porte, that their mutual
repreaentatlves be raised to the rank of Am
bassadors, has been well received, and that
oflloial negotiations on the subjeot will be
shortly opened.
The despatch adds that it is unknown why a
similar proposal whioh was received by Aus
tria has not yet been acted upon.
The Pope 111,
gpertal Calls Despatch to The Btnr,
London, Nov, 3. A despatch to the Central
News from Home says the Pone is III and Dr.
Lapporll has been summoned to his bedside.
F, A. Ward Succeeds Jnstico Van Wynk.
Aldan r, Nov. 3. Gov. Black; has appointed
Frederlok A. Wardof Brooklyn as a Justice ot
the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation ot Justice Augustus Van Wyck.
Mr. Ward is ono of tho Republican candidates
on tho judiciary ticket ln the Becond district,
and it is believed that his appointment will in
crease his chanoes of election. In any circum
stances he will serve until the close of the year,
when Justice Van Wyak's term would have ex
pired. The Republican managers are just as
confident of the election of both Justices John
son and Ward as they are that Col. Roosevelt
will score a triumph in Kings county.
Nose Torn OH by a Skyroeket,
Michael McLaughlin ot 280 Mulberry street,
while following a political parade through First
street last night, was atruok in the taeu by a
skyrocket. His ncso was torn oft, and he was
taken in an ambulauoe to Bellevus Hospital,
A Teat Vota for Governor, I
Be result eX postal card eanvase among 10,000 reg- I
laUred voters In Bundajrs Hreeklya Eagle. .ids, I
VAN wyck bettors QUIT.
outs iu.tr ri'ia r.sns.
A lllg Utiah or Speculative Itepubllrnns,
Loaded Down with Confidence nnd Hard
Caih, Drives tho Other I'ellmva to Cover
-No Morn Van Wyck Odds, and Even
Money nn Roosevelt Now (loci Itegglng.
The Democratic bluffers havo not only been
bet to a standstill, but they have been forced
to run tocovor. Eddie Talcott, the boss bettor
of Boll 4 Co., didn't even como downtown yes
terdai and Roosevelt money by tho barrclful
at 7 to 10 nnd 8 to 10 and 0 to 10 nnd nt nvon
up went begging In Wall street The bottom
wns out of the wholo bluff campaign.
Every onco hi a whllo in Wall street things
get cheap : coddttlons bring about low prices
ln the market, and good things can bo had for
a good deal less thnn they are worth. At such
times old eooks are hauled from their hiding
places, bedtloks aro ripped open and tho cor
ner of tho carpet under which tho family treas
ure has been stored for years safe from burg
lars is pulled up. Evorybody wants somo of
the good'things. Tho morning papers yestor
day all told how the betting campaigners had so
much money that thoy wero offering $10 on
Van Wyck to $7 on Roosovelt, nnd everybody
recognized nt once that there was n good thing
to bo had. Thoy went diving aftor the socks
and Into tho bodtlcks.
Bell A Co.'s office Is on the second floor of tho
Union Trust Company building. It opons alout
halfpast 0 o'clock ln tho morning, butitwasan
hour nnd a half before thnt yesterday whon tho
elevntor took up tho first load of searchers after
good things. They confided to theelovator
man what they wanted. He told them that tho
office wasn't opon yot, and they asked him If ho
cared If they waited around the hall until the
man with the monoy enmo nnd opened the
ofllco. He told thorn ho didn't care, and thoy
waited and grow In number. They had all the
way from $5 to $5,000, and in tho aggregate
maybe thoy had onoughto buy tho trust com
pany. When tho ofllco hoy came they pounced
upon him and shook wads undor his nose and
demanded that bets bo recorded rich toff. Tho
office boy told them that Mr. Talcott was the
man who did the betting and that they'd havo
to see him,
"Where's Mr. Talcott?" they demanded.
The office boy said he was at his uptown
office In tho Hoffman House nnd that he
wouldn't be down. But he couldn't shake
them. They wantod that 10 to 7 money bad.
"It's like flndingMt," said one old man with
"'Dood It Is," said an old lady near him;
"John Wanamakerneverhad such bargains aa
that, I came down just as soon ns I read about
it in tho papers, and it's a shame that some
body ain't hero to do what they say they'll do ln
the advertisement."
Well, from 8 o'clock in the morning until 3 In
the afternoon there waa a stream of people
winding up the stairway or riding on the eleva
tor, all looking for the ofllco ot Bell A, Co., and
all with fists full of money to bet on Boosevelt
at 7 to lO. There were half a dozen women
In the crowd. When tho men couldn't get 7 to
10 ln the office they offered 8 to 10. They went
outside and offered 0 to 10 and even money,
and not a cent could tbey gut. There wasn't a
cent of Demooratlo money to be had. The
party managers who had put up all the Demo
cratic monoy for tho purpose o( influencing
public opinion had either oome to theirsenses
or had run short of funds.
While the crowd was hunting for the good
thing In the office of Bell ,t Co.. L. L. Benedict
got a commission to bet $5,000 at the 10 to 7
rate and it was snapped up quicker than a wink.
It got noised around that 10 to 7 monoy could
be had at Mr. Benedict's office and there was
almost a riot thero for awhile. The crowd was
lnformodthat thoro was no more money to bo
had. The only other bet that was rooorded ln
the Street was made attertheExchangeolosed.
It was $500 even. Bell k Co. taking the Van
Wyek ond.
One of the Republican campaign managers
in the Metropolitan building, who until yester
day had not wagored a oent on the election,
filckcd up his Sun yesterday morning and saw
bat Richard Croker's betting syndicate had
forced the odds against Roosevelt to 10 to 7.
He also read the story in The Sun of the ex
perience of Noah L. Cocheu of Brooklyn, who
wanted to bet $10,000 on Roosevelt with Bell
A. Co.. but could not place his money because
Bell & Co. would not "bet with an outsider."
On Wednesday this some Republican cam
paigner, hearing that the Croker people were
offering 10 to 7 on their candidate, sent word
to his brokers. Buckout, Davis & Co.. to place'
$5,000 on Roosevelt for him at those figures.
''Rook-bottom odds, 10 to 7." remarked the
campaigner. "Saturday the betting will be
even, and on Monday the odds will be on Roose
velt. Ho place tho money right off."
Mr. Davis went over to Bell fc Co.'s down
town office.
" What odds are you offering on Van Wyok ?"
He asked.
' 'Ten to 7," he was told.
"Well. I'll take $5,000 at those odds." said
Mr. Davis. ...
"Oh, you'll havo to see Mr, Taloott about
"Where's he?"
" Just gone uptown."
Mr. Davis left the office. On the street he
spied Mr. Taloott. "Hey, TalootU" he cried
after him.
Mr. Talcott stopped.
"I've got $5,000 Iwant to waeer on Itoose
vclt," explained Mr. Davie.
" Come around to-morrow. I've got to go up
town now. very busy, loan accommodate
you to-morrow morning. Pll be at my office
When Mr. Davis wentto meet Mr. Taloott
yesterday morning Mr. Talcott could not bo
found, and Bull A. Co. wouldn't take any of Mr,
Davis's money, Mr, Davis scurried around
trying to find some an Wyok money. After a
long while he found aman who was willing to
bet $500 to $400 on Van Wck. He was not
one of the betting syndicate.
Two maiden ladles called on Edward Bell of
the firm of Pell 4. Co. and said that they wantod
to bet a Utile something on Boosevelt They
were very modest and fine looking, and they
did not want to bet more than $50 each.
" That is all I can risk, Mr. Bell," said one ot
"I am very sorry." replied Mr. Bell, "but we
cannot accommodate you for that amount."
Tho visitors departed very much disap
pointed. Beveral days ago David S, Foster of
Syracuse wrote to Belli (Jo. Inclosing a draft
for $2,000 and asking the firm to bet It on
cither of these propositions: $'.'.000 to $3,000
that Roosevelt would get 20.000 plurality In
tho State, or tho even $2,000 that Roosevelt
would havo more votes than an Wyck In the
State. The following reply was sent to Mr,
" Bkix A; Co.. 80 Broadwat, 1
" Nkw Yobk. Oct. '-, lfMJ, J
" Datti S. Foster. i'ij
" Diar Bin: We are In receipt of your favor ot
28th Inst, with draft inolosed. We find it Im
possible lo place first bet. As regards second
proposition, the wording "that Roosevelt gets
more votes than VaniWyok" preoludes any pos
sibility of our plating It. Vio hold draft sub
ject to your order, Yours very truly.
" Ueli. i Co."
Mr. Foster sent a second letter In reply to
Bell A Co., telling them to bet the $2,000 that
Roosevelt will win, and he added these words :
"I betting on Roosevelt," Bell A Co. returned
Mr. Foster his draft yesterday.
Bell A Co. were asked yesterday to give
Somo Idea of the betting that had been
one in their establishment The book
keeper, who Is a very genial anu accom
modating man, said that ho had only
timo to Man ro up one column, and ho would
illvo that as an evidenceofwhat hud been done.
This column figured up to date that the firm
bail bet for people, whoever they may be,
$,r:t.:i00 on Van Wyck and $5.,IhX) on Roosevelt,
and that the average odds of this column were
on Roosevelt. . .,.,
Frederick II Brooks of 7 Wall street bet
$2,500 even yesterday on Roosevelt, and F 0.
Sealiury. 7 Wall street, bet for a customer $000
on Van Wyck to $500 on Roosovelt.
AI hinlth, the well-known sporting man. said
to a Sun reporter at the Ollsey House last night
that he was In Wall street during the day, but
could not find any one who was willing to
wnger on Van Wyck. "My sympathy Is with
itoosovelt." Smith added, "and I think he will
be elected, I have watched the betting In the
Street and around the hotels since the cam
paign began, and must say that I have never
seen any of those fabulous wagers credited to
Ute supporters of van Wyek."
World's Futile Attneks on the President
Anger Mr. CrnKnr.
Richard Croker's pnpor. the World, printed
another attack oh tho President on Wednesday.
This attack, like tho one a day or two bofore,
protended to bo an exposure of efforts mado by
AbnerMcKlnloy. brothor of the rrosldont, to
sell threo wlmleback steamers tho Colby, tho
Bnrtlett and tho Thnmpson-to tho Govern
ment at a profit nf $75,000 on tho throe vessels.
Tho transaction was nlleged lo have been car
ried through by tho law firm of Burnett, Btay
ton A Campbell.
A careful reading of tho story, even If all that
wns prlnled whs true, brings out the startling
fnct that all tho money alleged to have been
used to put through the denl and all the In
fluence of Abner McKlnloy wero not sufficient
to soil to tho Government one solitary whale
back. Mr. Crokor's pnpor did not dare state. In so
many words, that Abnor McKtnley was inter
ested In the nllegod job, and, as a matter ot
fact, ho was not. Furthermore, not one of tho
vessels mentioned was bought by the Govern
ment, and the Government never owned a
whaleback atoamor of any kind. Tho story was
printed.of course, simply for campaign pur
poses, Mr. Croker. it Is credibly stated, called up the
World on the telephone yesterday and gave the
following order:
" When you splurgo all over the paper next
time, I want you to print somothln' besides
nothln. The only thing that last war job
story did was to show Abner ain't ace high at
Washington. I want you to convict somebody,
not acquit him. Do you think I'm runnln this
campaign ln tho Intereat ot tho Republican
party ? I guoss you'd better conflno yoursolt
to Btate issues in the future."
Not So Great as the Death Rnte ln Many of
Our Cities In Feace Tlmel.
Of the 250,000 soldiers who enlisted for the
war with Spain In response to tho cnll ot the
President. 247.000 are alive to-day. Less than
8,000 soldiers, all told, havo died. War was de
clared more than six months ago, and in the
whole six months fewer than 3,000 out of 250,
000 have died. Thero havo boon battles on
land and on sea. and Spain has been beaten.
The world's history contains no parallel for the
record of the United States ln this war. Could
thero be a more effective answer to the wild
yawps of the yellow journals and the Demo
cratic candidates about alleged mismanage
ment of tho war?
Three thousand deaths ln nix months in a
population of 250,000 Is a death rate of twenty
four in 1.000 annually, The death rate in New
York elty ln times of peace has only recently,
under the most modern sanitary Improve
ments, fallon below that rate. Ths death rate
ot many cities In tho country Is larger. Ot
course, tho soldiers were ploked men, but the
oondttlons were those ot war, not peaoe.
When Everybody Knows a Few Democrats
Who Are Going to Vota for nim.
Republican canvasses have been made thla
week ln the Nineteenth and Thirty-Srat As
sembly dlstriots to get a line on tho vote. Can
vasses were made in the Thirteenth. Nine
teenth. Twenty-ninth, and Thirty-second Elec
tion districts of the Thirty-first, and ln the
Twenty-eighth and Thirty-first Election dls
triots of the Nineteenth. The members of the
County Commltteo who had the canvasses ln
charge were surprised to And ln every election
dlstrlot from eight to fifteen Democrats who
are going to vote for Roosevelt. These can
vasses wore made to test the Demooratlo
strength ln the tenements. The Republican
campaigners say it is in the tenement districts
that Tammany looks for her strength.
Everybody knows a few Domoorats who are
going to vote for Boosevelt That condition
means Roosevelt's election.
Hi Was the Demooratlo Candidate for
Comptroller of Jloflalo Last Tear.
Buffalo, Nov. 8. Abram J. Ellas, a wealthy
lumber merchant, who waa the Demooratlo
candidate for Comptroller last year, came out
for Boosevelt to-day. This is Mr. Silas's first
vote for a Republican. He said to-day :
"The trimmers back, ot the Van Wyck ticket
will not succeed ln deceiving honestgold stand
ard men, nor will they beguile the silver men
under the plea of regularity. The very fact'
that Van Wyck Is Croker's man should defeat
him. I know whore Boosevelt stands on the
money question. I don't know where Van
Wyok stands. Between the two men there can
be no difficulty ln making a choice. I am for
Vote of Roosevelt and Van Wyok to He Tele
phoned In as Soon ae Counted.
Orders were sent to all police preolncta yes
terday to telephono on Tuesday night nnxt the
returns for Governor as between the Repub
lican and Democratic candidates without wait
ing first to count the others. The result In the
city ought to be known to a certainty by 8
o'olook, and ehould bo foreshadowed with sub
stantial aocuraoy by 0, an hour after the polls
have closed. Next to be telephoned In will be
the vote for the Judgos, then for Surrogate of
Queens, then for District Attorney of Richmond,
and ln their order the Congress. Senate and
Assembly tickets. The lights will go out In the
Wigwam about 9 o'clock.
The Old Brooklyn Leader Said to Hare Put
Up 80,000 on the Result.
"IPriends of the Hon. Jacob Worth say that
the old Republican war horse of Brooklyn, who
was an enthuslastlo supporter ot Beth Low
last year. Is Just as earnest ln his support of
Col, Roosevelt in this campaign, although,
owing to the condition ot his health, he is pre
cluded from active participation ln the fight
The fact that Mr. Worth has bet $0,000 even in
favor of Roosevelt against Van Wyok leaked
out last night and proved a fresh encourage
ment to the supporters of the Republloan can
didate In Brooklyn, who realize that Mr.
Worth is one of the best posted politicians in
the State and has never been known to risk
his money on mere sentiment.
There Is, not a single former lieutenant of
Mr. Worth In Brooklyn who li not working
might and main for the success of the tloket
from top to bottom. Former Sheriff William
J. Buttling, who was so closely allied with Mr.
Worth in the factional troubles ot a year or so
ago. has taken off hie coat la dead earnest and
is doing effective missionary work among the
Democrats In the navy yard dlstrlot. Like Mr,
Worth, he Is confident of Col. Roosevelt's elec
tion and has backed his opinion to the tunept
several thousand dollars. He said last nlaht
that the vote In Kings eounty would prove a
sad disappointment to the Wllloughby street
managers next Tuesday night.
Ills Friends ln the Bronx Cheer Dim and
Are with Him.
Former County Clerk Henry D. Pnrroy an
nounced his stand in the campaign last night
In no uncortaln tones at the meeting of tho
Roosevelt Campaign Club ot the borough ot
the Bronx at Tremont Hall.
" I havo already declared for Col. Roosevelt."
he declared, " but to-night I want to make my
position more explicit There are some Inde
pendent Democrats that will vote only for an
honest judiciary. I go beyond that, lam for
tho Republican ticket from top to bottom."
This statement was tree ted with cheers. The
Busting was an eaOvueJutle one, '
Six Tlinnsniid Cltliens, Assembled In Drnmt 'vH
Central I'nlnee Last Night, Recorded jB
Their Resentment of Croker's Font Rlovr "!
nt the Ilench-Choate finjs the Hoes Is iJH
Belsrd with l'olltlcnl Pnreala, Maddened 4K
hy Ills Own Power Ho Cites tho Dreyfus jRa
Case In rrnnre to Show What Thla City wjH
Mny Kxpect When the Courts Fall Into H
the Untitle of Corrupt Outaldo Influence liB
Carter, llolib nnd Reman Also Speak H
For tho second time this campaign a multi- Wg
tudo ot people turned out last night in solemn ' fi
protost against the assault of Rlohard Crokor yS
on tho honesty nnd the Intogrityotthejudtolary. mr
It was not n meeting to boom tho election ot imw
Justine Daly or Justice Cohen: It was not a fwff
mooting to condemn Dnvid Loventrltt or '-.Hii
Georgo P. Andrews. It was n meeting to "iWtl
arouse the people to ths reality of the danger 3J9.
that threatens them as Individuals and that fj5JE;
threatens tho perpetuity of tholr institutions. Jftj
It was ln no sense a political party meeting. f
John G. Carlisle occupied a Boat In one of ths 4 Wi
boxes. John D. Kornan. who voted for William '(!
J. Bryan, was ono of tho speakers. Joseph H. 'J p
Choate, a Republican, was another. Among VM
tho officers ot the meeting wero auoh well- i ml
known Domocrntsaa Abram 8. Hewltt.Frederla i
R. Ooudurt, Josoph Larocque, Charles 8. Fair- ' vjl
child. Wheeler II. Pockham, William B. Horn- j ig
blower, Francis L. Stetson, ex-Gov, Uoadlr ' jm
and Major Avory D. Andrews, m
Thore wore Republicans ot equal renown. . ntti
and free-silver men and Mugwumps. Node- Jk
mocracy was declarod but the democracy ot BB
Thomas JotTorson. Justice was pictured aa aa ;jffj
idea the highest and noblest that can Inhabit tho 'iSi
hearts of a people and form tholr soolal policy. Wn
and tho consequences of tearing down thla :Wjk
idea were put with force and oloquonos. la .B
scathing fashion Joseph H. Choate described j9I
Richard Croker as a political paretic filled S5
with delusions ot his own greatnoss and his Hi
own mighty power, and forgetful, as paretics ';B
are forgetful ln his caso of the history ot his ?Hi
prototype and exemplar. William M. Tweed. H
and, with what Mr. Choate desorlbed as eon- 'K
crete Illustrations, he brought home tha '5j!
threatoned danger. Ho presented the cases ot HK!
Dreyfus and ot Zola, and ho pictured the Frenoh ; flw
republio to-day tottering because of a rotten .JB
and oorruptjudlolal system under which such K
oases woro possible. H
To bring the danger nearer home, and home El
to tho poor and the laboring olass, whose un- i H
divided support Rlohard Croker so arrogantly v Dj
assumes to possess, Mr. Choato drew another ; m
conorete Illustration with the aid of a sup- K
posltltlous case. "Buppose." said he, "sup. .' K '
pose the Metropolitan Railroad Company ' K
should send Its cheok for $50,000 to Rich- ' S I
ard Croker n perfectly supposable case , Hi
and Mr. Crokor eueoeeds ln inaugurating three K
Justices of the Supreme Court who will accord m
to him proper consideration, I aak you what ,; fi
ohanoo would tho poor woman with a broken ij
leg or the poor man "with a broken head, iWi
knocked down and run over by one ot the oars : jHj
ot thla corporation, what chance would he "'. ft
have to seoure Juetloe when he arraigned this 4 if
-corporation for its carelessness ?" ft
an ACDiXNca or 6.000 persons. 1 1
This meeting was held ln the Grand Central :&
Palace, whloh Is the largest hall ln the ettr isl
with the exoeptlon ot the Madison Square Gar- $?
den. Only ones before has the oalaoe been ilf
used for a political massmeetlng. That was ffj
two years ago, when the Hon. Bourko Cockran i 03
made his famous plea for the honesty and In- (?3
tegrlty of the nation by sustaining ths sold ' Wm
standard. The meeting In point ot number! ';' Km
wasa worthy companion of that other moetlnc, ' S
There were 0,000, perhaps more, people la ." Kl
the hall. The seats wero all occupied. The 13
galleries and the boxes vera all full, and .; U9
around the outer edge of the ball there was a : mm
deep fringe of humanity. It wasn't an up- ffjjk
roarlous crowd, but it wosonttmjlaatla In Its .' VII
purpose, and that purpose was rebuke and a Ml
call to arms. ' Ml
The meeting was called to order-by Bobert '.Hi
Grler Monroe, who introduced 7. Hampden Hi
Robb as the Chairman. Mr. Bobboald if wtM HI
his duty to put before the audience ths-ohJooU ' jK
of the meeting. Then he said: ' BJ
"The Independence of tha judlolarjs U.tha Bj
bulwark of the liberties ot our people, ffhere B
has been made a daring and avowed attack on -''Kb
that Independence. We are hero to protest jflfj
against It We are here to make ourroloes felt 'i '
as Americans against on attack upon tha Terr -M!
fonndatlons of the liberties of this country. In ' l
the Declaration of Independence, among: tho &fX
charges In the indictment drawn against Bgj'
Georgo IIL ot England, was tho one that ho i
hadmadojudgesdependentuponblswlllalosa. ijj
Thatwaspneof the reasons why otrr forefathers ' Bjji
rose In rebellion against tho llritlah power. Ri;
Vigilance. eUmsl YUllinoe, we Ore toM. is Si
tho piioe of liberty. In a great pity like this, , &'
where the manifold occupations of men absorb My,
them ln all sorts ot pursuits, helr vlgilanoe Is iiBj:
sure to be lax. They are not likely to pay tho mi;
same attention to clvla affairs that they do cttv
elsowhere. But occasionally trumpet Is sound- an
ed whioh awakens them, as It were, from their UA)
sleep, and thea they nnd out and know what is KM
going on, ill it,
"Tills Is not a local question. It la agues- mm
tion that interests. It Is a qaestfon that; per- tyU;
tains to everybody In this country. It pertains jfiUi
to Democrats, it pertains to RanubUoani. It Htj
pertains to rich, poor, young and old. to every- lit
body In this country. We all love Personal i!f,
liberty.. As a Democrat I am greatlln favor 'M
of It, I believe In letting a man (lo pretty muoh if J
what he pleases so long as he docs, not break
the law. But how ara we to be protected In any- !
thing unless we have the Judges free and in- r.ii
dependont of all control exoept their own eon- iff
science V" : f it
Mr, Rqbb's speech waa greeted with enthu- ' ; ft,
slastio cheers. He closed by introducing John VI1
1). Kernan as a man who nad stood by his -
Democracy to the extent of voting for William : K;
J.Bryan. Mr. Kernan said: . wn
jonN p. uenKAK's eriEon. ' , cj;
"Richard Croker has dragged us here out ot $h
party lines to consider as patriots, and not as ' tW
partisans a question of far more Importance ' s!m
than mere party success. Ittsbotastotnequall- :Jh
flcatlons and fitness ot judicial candidates. Icfc
That is beside the question, that Issue, It is 'M
not as to who defended Tweed some years ago. ,nB
as Mr. Croker now talks about nor as to where 'lF'isI
ho was In those dark and tempestuous days of 'iaaaaea
1600. when the Demooraor so much needed his &mm
Iallant leadershln. That sidetracks the Issue. hFIId
t Is not lad les and gentlemen, as to the rela- :'BEf
tlve merits of candidates for legislative or ox- 1; Rf?
eoutlve offices That is not the question. '. K'j
"Mr, Croker says that Democrats engaged m
in this great movement are simply Republican )t
or engaged in a Republican conspiracy, Well. Jj
I think he is the hotter Democrat who stands BU1
up to the rack, foddar or no fodder, than MM
he who takes no part in the fray until tho alios , jfifi.
tor months ahead are so bright with theraln- Hf j;
bow of tho promise ot ueinocratio success that HU
It can be seen all over England and thus mako Wt
him return to this country. Yes, my friends. I , lp
think tho place for a Democrat In a Presidential if
race lain (ho Democratic party and not In nn Mil
English parish hobnobbing with Ireland's , M
English friends. ' lu
upmsiNO or '70 becax-lkd. SW
"Conspiracy, forsooth, this: aye, ltjs suoh a nil
conspiracy as our fathers maintained when ,. jf'JL
tlmy threw partisanship aside and drove Lng- , mm
land out of (his country. It la suoh a con- ..
sptracy as our army and nary engaged In when , B
they throw partisanship aside and swept K
the Spanish navies from , tho sea lap- H
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surrender. It Is suoh a conspiracy as many of 9y
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drove from the benoh by Impeachment corrupt B
Tammany Judges. It is a conspiracy of honest ' aPI
men banded together to preserve now that ' ma
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the judiciary, and to rebuke a maa who at- IflfJ
tempted to punish an MneJudgqfpr doing IB
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