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JjjALDWLN HOTEL BUBNED."
Tn0 T.trF.1 l.OST-A LAHDJUAllK OF
SAX MIA CISCO DKSTBOTED.
A)Atiitkj" HaMwIn'a 82,600,000 Hotel and
r, Th(tre In llnlnt-Wllllam Gillette'!
9 "Secret Sen lee" Compnny Loses Seen-
' vSmK ttfl costumes imil Manuscript! A. J,
V white Aids Three Women to Escape and
! I( Dilifil lo Deuth A Klondike. Mer-
chant Fir" from the Uurolne Building
I anil Dies ' Henrt Disease Loss May
I tf ch 82.0OO.OOO Mnnnger Charles
I rrohnian Sends n New Outfit to Gillette.
I gTaSCisco.NoT. 23. Tho Baldwin Hotel.
I tu el "a I'inumarks of nls olty and which'
I Inclosed the Bld In Tlioatre, known to every
I ctor In the country, was destroyed by flro
I cirty this niornlntr. Tho llro broke outat3:2
dutk and beforo dawn the theatre and hotol
wtrtlnnilns. Two Uvea nro known to have
One ol tho victims was Mr. J. L, White, a
capitalist, who, after saving thrao woman, fell
fl w from one ot the upper stories to the sldowalk
ud died In a few momenta.
Inn other was Louis Myers, a morohant, who
rothed from the burning hotel and waa at
tacked br heart disease as he roaohed the
'.' urcct. He died at a hospital. Myers was a
resident of Slagway and was in this city on
There wero rumors that many persons had
Itrlshed. but there is no doflnito Information
to that effect. Tho fact that the flremon and
police rushed throuch tho hotol corridors and
sroused the cuests in timo for thorn to cscapo
loads thoso who wero on tho sceno to believe
that there are no bodies In tho ruins.
Tho tuests In tho hotel wero made aware of
the fire by thick smoko. which forcod Its way
Into the utper portlou of tho structure from
the top of the theatre. Aroused from their
slumber br the cry of "Fire I" tho occupants
tumbled out of bod and mado their way into
the halls, which wore black with smoko. Men
and women hurried downBtatrs and appeared
,, on tie street lu their nlehtclothei. They woro
' tab titen to tho nearest hotels and lodclnc bouses.
The fire Is bollovod to have started In the
Baldwin Theatre, for the flames rushed throuch
the tirshafts and corridors, and the walls on
Rl toe Market street and Powell street sides
turned as if they wero tinder. Tho two upper
stories were ablaze in twenty minutes. Throo
ninnies after tho first alarm was sounded tho
entire roof was aflro.
An Immenso throne had cathered on Market,
Powell and Ellis streota. Those who wero on
the Market street sldo wero appalled at tho
sljhtof three women anda man who appeared
at a round window above tho Markot and Eddy
street cornor. They climbed through the win
dow and lowored themselves to tho cornlco by
means of a rope. Thowomon woro helped by
Hr. White. Aftor thoy had reached the cornice
and were on tho flro escape Mr. Whito nt
Ismpted to lot himself down to the cornice.
While ho was suspended abovo the cround the
rope parted and he shot downward to the pave
ment Ho dlod almost instantly.
i It was at Drat supposed tho flro started In tho
- total kltchon. but that supposition was aban-
toned. J. J. Fitzgerald of tho Sheriff's offlco.
sscompanled byanothorman. was riding past
ttsbuilding whon Jio sawallght In thu theatre.
He and his. companion entered tho hotel.
Tollcnnan Tillman entered at tho same tima
uiitiis. threo ran upstairs and worked for half
anhowwakenlngguosts and hurrying them to
theawet Fitzgerald savs that nobody could
hare slept throuch tho noiso that was made.
There were at least 100 pollcomen and perhaps
as many firemen running throuch the halls.
hammertoe upon doors with olubs and axes
and shouting "Flrel lire! Qetoutl"
AtSo'elock tho fifth floor oame down with a
trash. The entire front and centre of tho hotel
fettled, and tho firemen stationed opposite the
vast wine ran toward the centre of tho street,
eipcctlnc that tho mass of bricks and Iron
would tumblo In their direction. The wall
fettled two or three feet and remained station
ary. It is feared, however, that it may fall.
iThowcst oml of tho building Is supported by
( few Iron pillars, and it Is feared that these
.Vapport will clvo way and brine down tho
II e that has been BUvii a conspicuous land-
11) !",rllf0l'0 many years ahd in whlchanura
$ ill .? rolics ot th0 Ualdw'n Theatre aro stored.
MM hen the filth lloor fell it carried with it the
afl. .'"ncrtHofthe theatre galleries and a black
sa Mini was all that was left to mark the place
m y where tho theatro had stood. Nothing was
J iei from the theatre. Thousands of dol
K law worth of stage settings and much vnluable
wnery were destroyed, also many costumes
"wind by members of William Gillette's "Sc
um HeiMee" company, Tho maunirerof the
"nianv fef,iillVin,nk contalnlnc contracts
S gn-we ToSWRZ
the Mi iitMi."1!1.lt.UBOr: 1,ls wife, known on
le nianai,?., 'Vi9? ,v "terman : Itobert M. Eb
'imSru m,?"'1 ""rton E. Emmet. agent,
'he I J. ,7 '7',0r? ,lt "'0 l'alaco liotnl.
1Ui ThM. 51Kt ,I,.1U H eHtlmated at fJ.WlK
t S X MMM was Gently placoJ
i 1 1 S II, l' 'V illNlln"i;f: wii pliicod almost
Hi" Baffin mm";1!11 "",'' 'nrolBii companies.
I'V tZwrni, "illiHulwaysbooiieonslderod
'' the wJrJ'V iin,illral.K'0 Pop '' one
Vi holH wlft1" "'" c'ty- When tho
IiIbIi n hi "t "'" , nito was paced ns
I with few tM.o" Wh $10 of' valuation
1 lower(i7,1,,Vcl,.The rato was aftorwnnl
1 rtn'ks iiniw l,rinl..J3'0 t f'-'0 on
I drue.cindv l,,i,rT? In. O'o.stores. inoludlnir
1 dear and ,,,'i, ',"."'" ,ln&,A,at jnd clothlnc.
rates iii iJ,'i'r fcll,I". Vvlth the rmhlbltlve
I "rtli iXrUtrffi on ,lls hot?'.- J- ild win.
I T hotel r?mm.'rt?i ,lB0, W88 ' S .owP Insurer
I nl ba I hM K,r i "lonenged to the Hlber-
T tank hoS i "" S?'ot5r .for 8a5-0('0-I
rwav w.?,m..i f .Mankot morteace on tho
I Wta init a rann , i'J ,10land and aT.n by tlio
"'is In I anV'iSi'a ..,,n0J,,JIoP?rtr !lwln
?.n the hoSl iffiiimV ",ei ""P-000 Insurance
ftsternaiiii Jj'J111'11 ' Placed amona twenty
Jo"2ch. 'clBn comDanio3 in amount of
I tn?"ttn0hB ere.'.!ln Policies on tho contents of
tie 4 (v ,i'JB ' ,lu''!'t, f-'.OOt): Iln four Outh-
SMdebuVc i BuW: ifVi Hartford, t5 0(W:
&wn. $f'(iKi(.XMV,ri":'!r.a' :,Pl Norwich
iiwfth t''-rt. i,r,l,R.nlA.nlerlcan. 51,(X)0j
Jl ,KMAr,,iM',loo; Thur,ncia:
TV ' ItoildyiW? following wasthelnsur
tTW "oM'-wii u,-r'00: I,1'"", SL'.BOO: Tala.
k1 JUlwautJi 'i'J ,"? Ml riational. 7.6O0;
MUl wi " lN,ii.91iteliM,T1'P"0 Transatlantic
11 forth llrlti?.lPW,i "ndprwrltem1, $8,000
II .') . ", .SlSrc'ntlle. $2.r500: Otieen
. "m.firim "v"ln,'jJL0O0; American of Bos-
Wy J? '?maior'?loi?85 unknown.
W traih i ii"",(I in the East.
W "old , ,,, , B,lr" WU'Vl li? flro toiay was
W f'" Ii ' ,"'nri 7uckV Baldwin, who has
W '"'" U m, , ",?' ,',1,", sudden loss of the
VM a 'i . 1, '',' "I'Plo of his eyo. He had
V '''ooraiio !1ia !"unt ,of "i"erln the costly
1 'Hfl Bliaii nin.V.? itnISL", rtments. and (or
J 'b,le coll "i , "' 'V " I'',8 homo. Helostavalu-
M l'lf)i ho L,. ii"iof cwl, ?nd aH J18 papors,
.'WdSinS'", 'woodoiiboxlnlilsroom. '
m io- but i, ,;." l."'ill not Bay what ho would
M !,,llnVa7lSr',''1',.t!,0, rehulldincTires, In
Mf ''"M ",, ,riVra,0l company, and using
MM i '.'Ulliliiiu i r ir ." '"oncaco so as to orect
si 'dw lias n rilV.J,.ori .2-PJ&0O. hut
kVal '' roceltr i ., i Iw'I.Onlva few weeks ago
Ml f "tadebf. uin,S1 .i lc'n ,he ""lil have pa d
I K'nd liij Snnin J,)lih0DlrarBln.nirnt of his
I "kl!?,V.,,'R. ""."'A0" ?t Now York wore
B w".p 1 1 i,Vr i'l'i9 I'aluwlii All oscapod
aH , A. J ", ,'f , '" '0,tumiHt of the r offeetsi
LR.(.rt f,l'v " '"r" H Hiimburcer. W. H.
9 V'Mli C l h.."'a'"Vir,?.'y MI,ML fctitiurtie
HSiiu. II I ' ..t M,-c".n,e.V. B. Meyer. 11. W,
IWl,1. ftW,''J hX- JJ.N. Ketclmrn' J.W
k fBfcpjajBBaiiSMisiM, ii h' - i'?'rH''.r
mctt, J. E. Brennan, A. 'Watson. Mrs. BorrT and
daughter, J. M. Francover and wife and Wil
The Baldwin Hotol was built. In tho yonrs
1873.-77. by E.J.("IiUoky") Baldwin, and Is
said (o have cost from 51.000.000 to $3,000,000.
Baldwin struck it rich In tho Oomstoek lode,
and amnssod $20,000,000 In financial schomes.
The Baldwin was tho flnost hotel west of tho
Mississippi. It .Included tho Baldwin Theatre,
onoof tho loading playhouses on tho racllln
ooast, Tho building 'was In tho French
Iletmlssance style.slx stories high. It occupied
a site formed by tho Intersection of Market,
ltiwell and Ellis streets, and had n frontage of
lOOfcetonl'owell street. 200 on Market and
300 on Ellis. Baldwin put "Tom" Mngulre
In chargo of the theatro, and lost n great deal
of money In management, lio built petrolotira
gas works for the hotel and theatre. Tho
works oxploded, killing sovoral men. lie re
built tho works In the race of a strong protest
from the ceople ot the city. . .. .
. The Baldwin Theatro was leased to Gottlob
& Marx, who control tlio principal playhouses
In Sun Francisco. ,Yllilnm Ulilotto's ''Bcorot
Horvlco" company Is undor the management
of Charles Frohman.
Jacob Iiitt, tho theatrical manager, whoso
Mlatakos Will Happen" company Is playing
at Oakland, Cal , this week, received a tele
gram yesterday from A. J. Spencer, his repre
sentative with the company. Buying: "Mrs.
Koencer and mysolf escaped In our, night
clothes. Everything burned, including re
Mr. Lltt said he supposed tho company's
elinro ot the receipts for Monday and Tuesday
nights wero all that had bcon destroyed. "Mis
takes Will Happen" played at the Baldwin
Theatre last week. , .....,, .
Mr. Frohman's loss In the Baldwin Theatro
fire is nboutS10.000."sa(d ManngorAI ITaymna
at the Empire Theatre last night, "and hu car
ried no Insurance. All ot tho scenery, property,
and costumes of tho Bcoret Service' company
wore destroyed, but tho company will contlnuo
ita tour. 'Secret Henrico' will bo presented at
tho California Theatro on Monday night, just
as it was played at tho Baldwin botoro tho
fire. "When wci got word of Mo flro this
morning wo 'sot the Bcono painters, cos
tumors, and, property men at work. Wo
mado an entirely new sot of seenery. cos
tumes and properties, and shipped them in a
special car to San Francisco to-night. If tho
train isn't wrecked. "Secret Service' will bo
plared on Monday night In Ban Francisco.
"William Qllletto telegraphs us that ho has
Inst all his private papers and manuscripts.
Tho manuscript of his new play, 'Shorlook
Holmes,' of which ho had wrltton two acts. Is
destroyed, lie lost other manuscripts: lust
what thoy wore I do not know."
FIERCE ATTACK O.V TIIE ItESCH.
Ex-Judge Illandin ot Cloveland Slakes
Charges Against Judges.
Clkvki.asd, Nov, 23. The closing of tho son
satlonal Burko-Dellenbaugh bribery case to
day was tho most sensational featuro of that
proceeding. Ex-Judge E. J. Blandln. ono
of the three prosecutors of tho chnrcos
against Vernon II. Burke, rose to speak,
as eery one supposed, in support ot
the charges and in defence ot Judge
Dellenbaugh. Instead ot doing that the Judge
did not attempt to affirm or deny tho truth ot
tho oharges nor did he attempt to defend Judge
Dellenbaugh. Ho made a blttor and sensa
tional attack on the whole bench of Cuyahoga
county, no said ho know the risk ho was
taking, but he did not care: othors who
thought the same as he did wero afraid
to say so publicly, and hod warned him to
bo careful. He was willing to faco tho conse
quences. For some time the ex-Judges and
oldmombersot tho bar who listened to Blan
dln's passionate utterances stood amazod at
his daring, Then they broko into dicers.
When tho Judge finished thoy oheored and
clapped their hands again and foil over each
other to get to him to coojirratulato him.
Judgo Blandin declared it wns tho bencu
which neodod roformlng first, Thorcllmlna
t Ion of rotten njees should commeiitIB with tho
bench, ho said?. He wont into details, and did
not hesitate to Bay ho wns talking about Judgo
Walter 0. Ong and Judge T. IC Sissette. lie
said It was a comparatively Insignificant thing
whether Judge Dellenbaugh was Impeached
and driven from the bonch or whether Vomon
Burke was disbarred. It la moro Im
portant, he declared, to cleanse the bench
of Cuyahoga 'county so that property, liborty
and lifo may bo safe In the bands of thu seven
men constituting the court. It was ono of tho
most sensatlonnl speeches ever made by a
lawyer In Cuyahoga county.
Judge Blnndin's standing at tho bar Is the
highest. He possesses a reputation for groat
State Senator Burko was reported to have
said that ho had divided his fees In
a divorce case with Judge Dellenbaugh. ono
of the Judges In the County Courts. Tho Judge,
hearing ot this, referred to the matter in open
court, and called tho Senator a liar. Then he
began proceedings for tho disbarment ot Sen
ator Burke, nnd tho case is on trial beforo a
committee ot lawyers.
CUniSTIAS SCIENTISTS MEET.
Sirs. Eddy, the 1'ounder, Asks If Harold
Frederic's Physician Should Not H Indicted.
CoKcono. N. H Nov. 23, The first thrco days
of this week brought many of tho best-known
Christian Scientists ot this and othor countries
to this city. Meetings In charge of Sirs. Mary
Baker Eddy, founder of the church, woro held
quietly, and nothing pertaining to them was
given out. Inquiry as to tho occasion of so
many visitors brought out the following state
ment from Mrs. Eddy to-night:
"The ltev. Mary Baker 0. Eddy, tho discov
erer and founder of Christian Science, has just
completed an examination of a class ot about
soventy of the active workers in Christian
Science mind-healing to confer on them the
degrees of the Massachusetts Metaphysical
College as healers and teachers ot this system
of medicine, whoso only crowned head Is Di
vine sovereignty, "whose only priest Is the spir
itualized man. Most of those present wore tho
students of her students. Nearly all ot them
had had several years' experience and marked
sucOess as healers.
" Thoro worn in this class clergymen, M. D.s.
andmcmberHOftho bench, membersof tho bar.
nnd ono of our clovercst editors. Judgo Ewlng.
of tho Superior Court of Chicago arrived too
lato to ho present nt tho closing lesson, but ho
and Mrs. Ewlnc visited Mrs, Eddy at Pleasant
"It now appears that Mr. Harold Frederic,
of London. England, who Is said to havodlod
hecnuso of tho Christian Bcleneo trentmont,
was first under the euro of an N. D., but inas
much as ho was not recovering under that
pruetlco, but growing worro, ho docldod to try
Christian Science. Ho did not. however, glvo
this system a fair trial, for his frlonds gave him
nopeaco until thoy cot him ngnln under iho
drill of materia medlca. Query Whoso failure
was It ? And should not tho M. D.. Instead of
the Christian Scientist bo Indicted for manslaughter?"
.TOE WIIEETjEII, KXPAXSIONIST.
The flrnerul Snys We Can Give Ainerlcnu
Civilization to Any People on Hartli.
CiUTTAKOooi, Nov. 23. Gen. Joseph Wheolor,
who Is here nttondlng tho meeting of thoTon
nessoe ltlvor Improvement Association, said
to-day in his address :
"No country can control the commerce ot a
'country untessjt has a voice In tho govern
ment ot that country, I don't think tho great
men ot a century ago who laid down the rules
for the conduct of our Government would re
pent their recommendations Jf they lived to
day. In the days of Monroe, Jefferson and
Madison we wero not tho producing nation wo
aro to-day. We must reach the markets of tho
world with our products, and I bellevo the Gov
ernment will now most wisely solvo the prob
lem before it. Somo peoplowlll say our coun
try is not adapted to controlling tho people who
have fallen undor our control.
"History shows wo have managed the five
civilized tribes of Indians and all othors that
have become dependent upon us. We are ca
pable of extending the principles of American
elvillzution to any, people on the face of tho
earth. Borne say tho peoplo of tho Philippines.
Cuba and I'orto Blco aro shiftless. That Is not
true. They aro thrifty, and will become heavy
purchasers of the products of America. In
Manila, I'orto Itlco nnd Havana they are al
ready allvo to the noed of railroads, sanitary
improvements, Ac. and we of the South will be
tho greatest benoflclarles of this now trado
WhlOIl Is tO 0010 to us."
Locked the Bank's Doorund Bobbers Came.
Utioi. 0 Nov. 23. At noon to-da7 John
Wilson's bank was robbod of $5,000 In cur
rency and $9,800 in negotiable papor, Tho
cashier, who is a young woman, went to dinner
and left no one In the bank. Hho cAr'ully
locked the front door, but neglected U, .ic tlio.
vault. The robbers got in through n back
window, departing with the cash the same wuy.
Bbsumstlsm simply cannot live with Londonderry
jUttu Wateii pbjWm mrfee s,-u.
nrtlin.,flfr..iA,. ' wjjB4rt-yWiS,..,?-3&Atkfr-Jig?.
SPAIN SEEKS A LOOPHOLE.
IIEJt AXSirXIt TO OVIt VZTIXTATV3I
XOT JIEADT TET.
Prospects of Peace( on the Terms Offered
by the United States, Not Improving
The Spnnlards 'Will Probably Poatpono
' Their Fata ns Lone at Possible Titer
Want to Hixto "Spnnlsh Pride" and
Settle the Debt Question Without Euro
penn Complications Spain Tears That
She Slay Lose Etch Her Few Itemalnlng
Colonial Possessions A Snggestlon at to
n Possible 'Trlendly" Kupturo of tho
Negotiations No Session Yesterday.
.T trial Cablt Dmttctitt to Tax Son.
Tabis, Nov. 23. Tho peace prospects do not
Improvo. Tho Spanish delegates contlnuo to
bring pressure to bear upon the Madrid Gov
ernment to induce Frimo Minister Sagosta to
consent to tho rejection of the American terms
for th reasons outlined In ycstorday'B despatch
.to Tub Bus. Tho American Commissioners,
aro fully awaro that tho Spanish members aro
.seeking authority to break off tho negotiations,
but their nopo that an agreement will be reached
has not been abandoned.
Bomt-ofOeial correspondence Is now taking
place between Beflor Montero Hlos and Judgo
Day upon certain points in the American ulti
matum and also upon other matters.
The Spanish answer will- probably bo post
poned to the latest limit, Monday, in order that
Ihls exchange of vlowa may bo complotcd.
Spain has. of course, finally abandoned all hope
of financial relief beyond tho torms speolOcd by
tho United States In Monday's note. She has
also ceased to oxpect any European diplomatlo
aid. Not only this, but sho fears, andwith good
reason, that sho may ovon bo despoiled of her
fow remaining colonial possessions by the cold
blooded European diplomacy to which aha ap
pealed in vain during tho past year.
It would not bo surprising It Bpaln would be
glad to make a temporary solution of her diffi
culties on the following basis:
The present negotiations to bo discontinued
without a resumption of hostilities l Cuba and
I'orto ltlco to be evacuated according: to the
terms of the protocol, and the United Btatos to
take possession of the Philippines, thepanlsh
forcos withdrawing wherever the Americans
This arrangement, as was pointed out yes
torday In a despatch to The Bun. would enable
Spain to settle tho debt question without for
eign complications. It would deprive other
countries. Germany for Instance, ot a diplo
matic pretext for seizing the Carolines in pay
ment of the part ot tho repudiated Spanish
debt hold abroad.
That peculiar thing, Spanish pride, of course,
cntors largoly Into this idea that a friendly
rupture of tho negotiations is possible. The
suggestion nmounts to saying that If tho
United States will agreo not to sand a fleet to
bombard the Spanish coasts, Spain will satisfy
her pride by defying her conqueror and break
ing oft the conference while the United States
will incidentally get all they demanded and
will keep their $20,000,000.
Amnjlnif as this roncoption Is. and most
typically Spanish, It Is being eorlously consid
ered both in Madrid and Paris as a posslole
proposal which Prime Minister Sagasta and
Beflori Montero Bios might agree to put for
ward, not openly or officially, but as a private
explanation to tho American delegates why
Spain rejects the American torms.
It need hardly bo said that It Spain decides
upon a rupture ot tho negotiations sho will do
so without any guarantee or suggestion from
tho American Commissioners that tho natural
consequences of her action will be mitigated.
The Temps says thnt since tho last session of
the Peace Conforonoo the heads ot tho respec
tive commissions have exchanged written ex
planations ot tho various points of tho Ameri
can memorandum. Tho correspondence has
been communicated to their respective govern
ments. The exchange ot explanations has not
yet been concludod. hence tho postponement
of Wednesday's meeting.
London, Nov. 23. The Madrid correspondent
of tho Dailu Mail says that the Ministers deny
that the United States offered to Spain equal
commercial privileges In the Philippines for
five years. They say that the Americans only
offered to negotiate aftor the treaty ot peaco
was signed, a special commercial treaty deal
ing with Spanish commerce In tho Philippines.
Madrid, Nov. 23. A semi-official noto has
been issued calling on all parties to tespect
Spain's aim to pay the Interest o'u her debt and
to act with perfect faith for tho purpose ot ar
riving at an arrangement.
Everybody, it says, who does not wish to see
foreign capital withdrawn from Spain should
aid to bhvo tho national oredlt If nobody will
assumo the Cuban debt, Bpaln must reimburse
what Cuba is unable to pay,
MORE TIME GIVEN TUB SPANIARDS.
WAsmsoTON, Not. 23. Secretary Hay has
received a cablegram from Judgo Day saying
that the Poaco Commission met this morning,
but adjourned until Friday or Saturday to give
the Spanish Commissioners tlmo to prepare
tholr answer to tho domands of tho United
States. Tho Administration officials still be
lieve that the Spanish Commissioners will
eventually accept the American proposition.
I'JtOrOSElt JIEFOR3IS IX SPJIX.
TlirHnrngossa Commission Itrrommenils Re
trrnrlimrnt The Blunders In Gubnn Wnr.
tpreial Callr Dnptc to Tar. 8ux.
Madrid, Nov, 23. Tho Bnrngossa Commis
sion, appointed by tho Gonoral Assembly of tho
Spanish Chambers of Commerce to consider tlio
political and administrative reorganization of
the army nnd navy, lias prepared its report.
Tho commission recommends that the Btato
nrsormls bo closed and the Spanish merchant
marino bo placed under tho control of tho Min
istry ot Agriculture and Trade. Tho report
alsosuggosts the adoption of n polloy of re
trenchment and economy compatible with ths
requirements of defence and the maintenance
otordor.nnd declares that tho rewards granted
to officers In connection with the campaign in
Cuba should bo rovlsod.
The Political and Administrative Committee
ot the commission proposes various modifica
tions of the electoral system and urges the im
provement of the condition of the working
classos by meant of tho reforms adopted by
The Army and Navy Committee submitted a
proposal deolarlng the necessity for Investiga
tion In order to ascertain how tho Cuban In
surrection continued so lone unohecked, and
also to Hi the responsibility for blunders dur
ing the war preparations and to punish their
CUAI'.VAX J'OIC THE EAST StlHi,
Ordered to KldrlUtre Street to Clean tip Hie
After uspeolal meeting of the Police Board
yesterday afternoon Clilof Devory transferred
Capt. George B. Chapman from the Merrcr
Btreet station to the Eldrldgo street Mntlon
anil Issued orders that he clear out :ill dives
nnd clean up the precinct, Acting Captain
John Coonoy, who has been at tho Eldrldgu
struct stutlon. will go lo the Merecr street sta
tion, This notion Is supposed to be duo to the
statement ot Judge Newuurger the other day
thut tho east side was wide uixin and vice was
New York to Wikbhiufou, dally, 3.58 V. U. White
hall terruiual cboutli tairl and a I'. 11. foot Liberty
street. Kiflmhe l'lillinaii equipment. Dinlua tar
service uueuiialletl. Ko rxrcjufaien. Fine' trua
and ciuu.t time betneeu. ken York and Waking.
on.-, ' -r ,
. OVIl VUILIPPIX1C potior.
British Opinions Differ ns to (he Construc
tion of Our Intentions.
London, Nov, 23. The Question of the future
tariff arrangements In tho Philippines., at
tracts universal Interest, but opinions dif
fer diametrically as to tho construction
to bo placed on tlio Intentions of tho
United Btatos to far as thoy have boon
indicated. Mr. Horbort Asqulth, formerly
Homo Secretary, in a speech at Sunderland to
day expressed pleasure nt the announce
ment ot tho United Btatos that tho door
would bo open to her now Asiatic
possessions. Ho liallod the declaration
as a further stop on tho roftd that tho United
States and Great Britain had bogun to troel
togotlior. It was. ho said, a further safeguard
for the partnership ot tiie two peoples.
This view was loudly applauded, and was ac
corded a plnco In tho papers ahead ot Becrotary
of Btote Hay's statcmont.
The 'Dailu -Ync, noting that optnton Is di
vided In tho United States Itself upon tho ques
tion, adds: "Tho enthusiasm tor Amorlcan
expansion will be considerably ahntod it it
means a proportionate extension ot thoDlnc
Tho Timet, on the other hand, says: "We
have always been awaro that there were dif
ficulties In the way ot tho adoption by
tho United States of aft 'open door
policy In tho Philippines as ihnt policy Is
usually understood In Great Britain, but
wo never doubted for nn Instant, tho sincerity
otthe United States Governmeitt or its ability
to dovlso means of substantially securing the
results aimed at. Tho policy, as1 explained by
Socrotaryof Btato Hay, is for nil International
purposes tho policy, of tho 'open door.'
Equality of treatment and tho absence of dif
ferential duties are the essence of that policy
which would be seoured by Iho arrangements
described by Mr. Hay just ns truly as under a
puroly'freo trado system."
Berlin. Nov. 23.-Cortaln critics ot the
Anglo-Amorlcan relations eagerly contend
that the English hopes tor nn "opon door" in
the Philippines aro destined to disappoint
ment Thoy say that while the United Btatos
will bo cordially grateful to England If the
lattor can keep the door open on tho East
Asiatic continent, reciprocity in this regard is
tho last thing tho shrewd Americans oontom
plato. A section ot tho Gorman press is speculating
on the futuro of the Sulu Archipelago In this
connection. Tho Berlin Knmle Xaehrichtm
recalls the treaty of 1877 botwoen Spain,
Great Britain, and Gormany, guarantee
ing the froedom of trade to British and
Gorman shipping In the archipelago. These
interests will be seriously endangered it tho
United States annex the Sulu Islands with the
Philippines and Impose protective duties. The
papor remarks that Prince Bismarck, .whon tho
treaty was concludod, successfully contested
Spain's claim that the Sulu Islands belonged to
tho Philippine group. If tbo United States,
however. Insists otherwise Gormany must de
mand respect for her treaty rights.
Elsewhere it Is stated that Great Britain Is
trying to grab the Sulu Islands, for which rea
son. It Is said, it is doubly Incdmbont upon
Germany to act beforo it Is too lato, while In
other quarters it Is contended that an under
standing brtween Germany and Groat Britain
with a low to joint action is indispensable.
t WILL EXPOSE ELECTION FJlAUIiS.
The Repulillcnn County Committee Deter
mines to Prosooute Offenders.
The Republican County Committee's cau
cus members met in executive session last
nlcht to decide what action should he taken
in regard to tho election frauds which have
beon reported to It by tho campaign workers
in the various districts. Lemuel E. Qulgg,
the Chairman of the commtttoe, said after the
mooting that the sentiment was unanimous in
favor of prosecuting the offenders against
whom evidence could bo obtained, and he add
ed that the committco had jn Its possession
facts In more than ton cases which would bo
brought to the attention of the Grand Jury.
These cases include repeating, false registra
tion and personation.
One case Is that of an ex-onnvlct who voted,
another thnt of a resident of Now Jersey, who,
after voting In that State, came to this city
nnd voted twice. Another man voted threo
times. Beside these coses. Mr. Qulgg said,
there were several cases In which from twen-ty-nvo
to forty men registered from a small
dwelling and voted. In ordor that the ques
tion of election frauds may be thoroughly in
vestigated, a sub-committee consisting of Mr.
(Julgg, Abraham Gmber, James W. Perry and
John Sablue Smith was appointed. Ther wlli
employ counsel and will eo-openito with the
representatives of any othor orgaulzatlon
and with cltlzons Interested In tho matter.
It is intended to make a systematic search for
evidence against violators of the law and bring
thorn to justice.
Auavsr PEtr's last nnaxK,
Enraged nt Ills Wire' Protests, lie Shot at
Her and Then Killed Himself.
August Pews ot 210 East 117th street at
tempted to kill his wife, Lizzie, last night and
thn shot himself In tho mouth and died ten
minutes later. He waaliU years old and had
threo children. Several years ago he was
cashier in tho Hoffman House and by frugal
ity saved $2,000. Six months ngo he began
to drink and did not stop until ho had spent all
of his money. His last place was In Gcrkcn's
Bookman atroot liquor saloon. When intoxi
cated he was In an ugly mood and often threat
ened to kill his wife when sho upbraided him
for his conduct. ,
He was drunk whon he arrived home last
nlcht und going Into, tho kitchen began to
smash the furniture. Ills wife ran to too If
she could quiet nlni. hut at sight of her his
rage grow and ho drew a revohor and fired at
"Tako that, damn you I" he shouted. "I'm
tired of you, nnyway. I'll "0t drunk and
smash things whenoiorl want lo."
His aim was bad nnd tho bullet hurled Itself
In the wall. Mrs. Pews rati screaming to the
front room, whoro tho three children had hud
dled together In a corner. Then sho foil to tho
floor In a faint, l'ews. thinking he had killed
her, placed tho weapon In his mouth and
pulled the trlcgor. lie foil tinoonscious, and
Mh wife, who had regained her senses, ran to
tho street for a polbomnn. An ambulance
was summoned from Harlem Hospital, but
just as It arrived Pews died.
COSTA MICA'S PJtESIDKXT.
lie Arrlvrs in Wmlilnglon nnd Exchanges
Culls with President McKluley.
Wabuinotow, Nov. 23. President Igloslas of
Costa Ilica, accompanied by hit family and
suite, arrived In Washington this afternoon,
Minister Cnlvo of Costa lllca and Col. Bingham,
military aido to President McKInley, met the
party at the station and accompanied them to
tho Arlington Hotol. Shortly thereafter Presi
dent McKInley, accompanied by Col. Bingham
and Beoietary Porter, wont to the Arlington,
whoro the two Presidents oxchnnged formal
? 'reelings. Mr McKlnloy returned to tho Whltu
louse nnil tho uide-do-cump followed him to
awertaln It It would be uurnenblo to him tore
colie a return cull from hoilor Iuleslnu. Then
tho Costa Illcan President dnnu to theWliltu
House und paid tlio cull.
apostolic nvLEOtn: to uvua.
Ardihlsliop Cluipelle ComtiiUsliiiinil liy t Il
l'opn He Arris rd llwr Vesti-rdny.
Archbishop Plaeido Chapclle of New Orleans,
who has been III tonforeiieii with thel'opo In
regard to Cutholio Interests InpbN and Porto
ltlco, returned yesterday on tlicA'ortb (ionium
Lloyd steamship IvuUor Filed rich. He will
spend several day in tho city and will then go
to Washington to sco President McKInley. Thb
Ait-hhlshop said hut nlcht that lie had been
appointed Aixutollu Delegatb to Cuba uuii
I'orto ltlco, and Indicated thnt lie believed
t here wns no prelate ot stronger American pro
clivities thau hlrasolf. and that tho Catholic
Church In Porto liioo smd Cuba would bo re
ia-ssMsqstUf-f.ts- jV- . .. V.W Asf,nvt"jay
GEN. BLANCO TO STEP DOWN
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DEFOItl! ZBATIXa CVltA 11 K SEEKS
TO BTItt VP SIItlFE.
Hit Itttlgnntlon Accepted and Gen. Tars-ado
Named nt Hit Successor Tha Itr
tiring j Cnptnln-fJoiiernl nnd Ills News
paper Foster Dissension Among Cuban..
Sptdal Cablt fiticakK to Tut Bum.
MAuniD.Nov.23. Tho CfJIoinl (JarrfOwlll to
day publish a decree aocoptlng tho resignation
of (Ion. Blanco as Captain-General ot Cuba,
It Is announced that Gen. Parrado. second In
command under Captain-General Blanco and
President of the Spanish Evacuation Commis
sion iu Cuba, will succeed Gen. Blanco In the
Captaln-Generalcy of tho Island.
Hayaha, Nov. 23. It Is an open secret now
that Gen. Blanoo will leavo for Spain In a fuw
days. Dlfforent dates for his doparture are
glvon. The local press decided that the dato
would bo Dec. 10. but the Dress censor would
not allow tho nowspapors to publish their
guess. It is probable that ho will depart from
Havana beforo that dato.
What is boyond doubt Is, that after many re
quests from Gen. Blanco, tho Madrid Govern
ment has accepted his resignation In ordor that
he may leave the island beforo the sovereignty
of Spain Is completely surrendered. Tho ques
tion now is who will replace hlra until tho
Americana take control, and who will be the
bcstmsAto keep the country peaceful under
such difficult circumstances.
The correspondent of Tub Sun learns that
tho placo has beon offered by tho Madrid Gov
ernment to Gen. Gonzalez Parrndo, President
of tho Spanish Evacuation Commission, but
ho has cabled, refusing to accopt It owing
to privdto reasons. Ocn. Parrado's declination
Is due to tho fact that hit son Is held as a
prisoner br tho Philippine insurgents, and he
Is eager to return to Europe In order to try to
effect his release.
Gen. Parrado enjoys the confidence and sym
pathy otthe American Commissioners, who re
spect htm both as a diplomat and gentleman,
and it is posslblo that the Madrid authorities
will therefore force him to accept the post as a
patriotic duty undor tho circumstances.
Should It so happon that Gen. Parrado Is al
lowed to decline the post. Gen. Jimenez Castol
lanos will probably be appointed.
The American Commissioners are deeply
interested in the appointment ot Gen. Blanco's
successor. Though only a few days more re
main for Spain to exercise sovereignty In the
Island. It Is important that the man appointed
shall bo congenial to the Americans In ordor
that the last details of. the evacuation may be'
The Spanish Commissioners havo notified
tho Amorlcans that the Spanish troops In
tho province ot Plnar dot Bio will embark
at Havana: thoso in Matanzns nt Ma
tnnzas ports, and thoso in Las Villas or
Santa Clara at Cienfuegos. Tho note adds
that the evacuation ot Mntanzas, Trinidad and
Sanctl Splrltus will bo completed by Nov. 30.
On Doc. 1 tho Spanish troops will concentrate
Gon. Butler, one of the American Commis
sioners, loft to-day ou the steamer Ma&cotto for
Havana, Nov. 23. via Key West. A Cuban
officer, a commissioner from tbo Cubuu Geh
oral, Jesus Babi. who Is In the Manzanillo dis
trict, has como to Havana to Investigate the
situation and obtain resources for Babl's
troops. Babl says ho will not surrondor his
arms to tho American. Ho says tho United
States ought to pay his troops the last cent ot
their salaries during tho three years' war and
recognize tho Cubans ns a nation. Babl
threatens fight It necessary.
Gen. Blanco sent for Babl's commissioner
and congratulated him upon tho attltudo of
Gen. Blanco and the Autonomists ore kind
ling the Are against the Americans among the
Cubans. Dlario do la Marina, inspired by
Blanoo. lias another editorial to-day against
the Americans, saying tho negro troops were
sent hero to outrage tho people.
At the School of Lawyers thellrstantl-Amcri-can
demonstration in Havana took place on
Monday, The dean. Dr. Gcncr. summoned the
lawyers to propose reforms to tho Americans.
Dr. Berrlel. dean of the university, led the oppo
sition, on the ground that tho Government of
the republlo of Cuba was alone authorized
to legislato here. The Junta clique backed
Berrlel and spread among the Junta people
the report that Dr. Goner was ucting under
suggestions from America in favor of un annex
ation plot. A lively session was held, both
sides accusing each other ot a lack ot patriot
ism. Dr. Gcnor was interrupted during his
speech. A vote was taken, and the anti-Americans
won. forty against twenty. Gon. Blanco
was delighted over the result.
The Spaniards aro shipping to Spain tho gen
eral records on the civil administration. Im
portant papers that they cannot ship
they either burn or send to the paper
factory at Puentesgrandcsas material for man
ufacturing now paper, Thoy have been or
dorod to do this by Gen. Blanco, as he wishes to
leave the Americans as few facilities as possi
ble. The Amorlcan Commission has sent a
noto to tho Spanish protesting, but great dam
age to tho records has already beon done.
JOSIAir a. WHITE rilEK.
His Hoy Arrets Him with n Tin Horn-Will
Knt Thanksgiving Dinner at Home.
Joslah J, White, who has been involved in
litigation several years over i management
of his dead wlfu's estate and t. guardianship
ot ids H-year-old only sou. Fro., jriok 11. While,
was released from Bayroond Btrset Jail last
evening by an ordor of Supreme Court Justice
Unynor. Ho was committed for contempt of
court in April by Surrogate Abbott for refusing
to turn ovor certain securities.
Ho purged himself of tho contempt by sur
rendering tho securities on Tuesday. His so
journ In jull was cull veiled bynn escape through
u window in tho roof, nnd, since Ills recapture,
ny Bovornl sernps with his keepers. Ho
wns much elated over, regaining his lib
erty, nnd before his dopnrturn In a cab
ho mado tils penco with tho Sheriff and keep
nis and wished thorn nil n joyful Thanksgiving,
When lie reached his home, at 130 Columbia
Heights, his son came out on tho stoop and
blow a horn by way-of weloorue. Mr. white
wont to bed directly after supper, oung
White's estate, wliloli is valued at over $200.
000. Is now undor the control of the Publlo Ad
ministrator. The boy has been loyal to his
father all through his troubles and did not
want to have him removed as administrator.
shea ran viiAinsiAXt
President Set ton of 111 ooklyn Snys the Bridge
Commissioner Is lo fto Higher,
Brooklyn Democrats were wondering yet
terday If it really Is a fact that ex-lteglster
Hugh MoLuughlln desires to eletato Bridgo
Commissioner John L. Shea to tho Chairman
ship of tho Democratic. State Committee. It
uun told In Wllloiighby street that President
William J Helton of the Seventeenth Assombly
Dint i let Association had announced nt a meet
ing of tint district on Tuesday evening that
greater lionois were in store for Mr Shea.
While complimenting tho work done br Mr,
Hhen during the campaign. Mr. Softon said:
"lean suytlint tho Chairman of tho Kings
County Di'imwraey haswreuter honors In store
fnrnlm lli wlllgohlglior. lean say that we
shall heohlmOhalrinun of the Statu organiza
tion of the party" , , ,
When Mr hlieu rose tomaUea speech It was
expected that he would tell whou he was going
"higher,' hut huitald never a; word about tho
mutter. Somo of those around the clubhouse
wero silent mid uiisterlou after the, mentliig.
They Hoomcd to have a secret others said
that Hefton, In his flight of oratory, ilind
"tliivwu a con" Into tho bojs.
The Convenience of Trlrphnn start rt
at your houu is beyond eiureion. MetucsIUies
make tbt coot very moderate, Utaodard equipment.
1 IIIHIIOP TVltXEIt'S OLOOHX VIEW.
He Sees No Attractive Future forth Negro
In This Country.
Mac-ok. Oa.. Nov. 23.-At the' African Metho
dUt Episcopal Conforonco, which olosod horo
yosterday. Bishop II. M. Turner had this to say
on tho rnco question:
" I seo no manhood futuro for tho negro In
this country, anj tho man not able to discover
that fact from existing conditions must bo void
of common sonse. Our civil, political and social
Btntus is degrading, and as degradation begot
degradation, the negro must go from bad to
worso ad infinitum. Neither education nor
wealth can over elovato us to tho grade of re
sioctablltty. I say this becauBO we are sup
rounded by so many influences that militate
against our manhood. The best thing tho
negro can do Is to call a great national conven
tion nnd atk the United States Congress for
$100,000,000 to moot tlio expenso ot starting a
lino ot steamers between this oountry and
Africa, thus pioneering a domain for our settle
ment." Bishop Turner is the best known negro
churchman in the South,
pvnnr pleads jvstificatiox.
Defence to the Charge ot Libelling the Own
ers of the Wrecked Steamer Sloliegan.
Sptdal Cablt Vtlpalch to Tax Bun.
London. Nov. 2Z Capt. Purdy. who was ar
rested a few days ago charged with criminally
libelling the owners of the recently wreckod
steamship Mohegan. in having written a letter
to the survivors of the Mohegan asserting that
the ship' had been "put away" in accordance
with the orders of tha owners, was arraigned
In the Criminal Court, Old Bailey, to-dav. In
answer to the charge Purdy declared that he
would plead Justification.
The Common Borgeant said that Purdy's ao
cusation was ot a most serious nature, and
meant that tho owners had deliberately scuttled
tho ship. The case was adjourned.
SOFT WOKDS rott FItAXOE.
Sir Michael nicks-Beach Say the Pasboda
Incident Has Cleared tho Air.
Sptdal Calls DtipattX to Th But.
London, Nov. 23. In a speech at Edinburgh
to-day Blr Michael Hicks-Beach. Chancellor ot
tho Exchequor, said there was no reason, if tho
French were willing, why they and tho British
should not unite in perfectly friendly negotia
tions to delimit their respective rights and
duties In Egypt.
The Fashoda incident, he added, had cleared
the air, and the prospect of serious difficulty
between great Britain and France was now
much further romovod than for many years
HEAVY FIXES FOIt COllPOBATIOXB.
Kentucky' Court of Appeals Upholds a Low
er Court' Decision on Delinquent Reports.
Frankfort. Nor. 23. The Court of Appeals
to-day affirmed tho judgment of tho Franklin
Fiscal Court In the corporation Indictment cases.
Tho decision relates to corporations of a publlo
character. Indictments wero filed in the lower
court against 120 of the largest corporations
In the State, including express, telegraph, tele
phone, wator, gas, street car, olectrio light,
bridge and othor corporations, for failing to
fllo reports and schedules of property in this
State and business done, Tho statute provides
a penalty ot Sl.OOO, andiSu aday additional XaC
each day ot such delinquency. Tho lorwar couit
returned verdicts for the State and tho Court
ot Appeals sustains tho verdicts, holding that
the statute is constitutional and that failure
to report is a violation, and that the corpora
tions cannot bo excused on technical grounds.
Tho decision will eventunlly amount to moro
than a halt million dollars in fines to tho State,
nnd. It Is said by the management of somo cor
porations, will amount to confiscation oi their
property and force them out of business.
Six Judges concur in the opinion written by
Judgo Gully. Judgo Durello refused to sit,
owing to personal Interest in corporations.
ITJO IS THIS OLD WOMAXT
Pound in a Fcrryhouse nnd Unable to Tell
Anything About Herself.
A neatly dressed old woman sat for several
hours in the waiting room of the Chambers
street ferryhouse on Tuosday afternoon, until
finally Policeman McGowan asked hor If
she was waiting for frlonds. She could
givo no lntelligtblo reply and seomed quite
helpless. An ambulance took her to Hud
son Street Hospital. The doctors questioned
hor there, but woro unable to learn her name
or residence. Sho was suffering from general
debility and was removed yosterday to Bolle
vue. She Is apparently about 70 years old.
Bho woro an nstroklinn capo and a black bon
net with crcpo veil. Sho had no money.
VICTIM OF JiAXK ItOBDEltS.
A Town Watchman Gagged, Bound) nnd
Left to Die in a Blizzard.
Elhberuy. Mo.. Nov. 23. Early this morn
ing tho Lincoln Bank was broken into by four
masked mon. and tho town watchman gagged,
bound, and tied to a tree near tho bank. An
attempt to break into tlio vault failed. The
tlmo lock was found broken when tho bank
was entered for business this morning, and It
was impossible to open the safe.
It is not known what amount of money, if
any, haa beon taken. Watts, tho wntchmiin,
when found ut 0 o'clock, was unconscious and
nearly dend. Ho had beon exposed to tho bliz
zard for flvo hours. It is not bolievod he will
SIX HILLED BY AX EXPLOSIOX.
Missouri Powder Works Wrecked, Three
Asounv, Mo., Nov, 23. By an explosion at
tho Hercules Powder Works, ono mllo north of
this placo, this morning, six men wnro killed.
Throo othors aro missing. They wore seen go
ing to the works this morning and have not
beon seen since.
Tha packing liouso wns completely de
molished. Tho mnln building, which was filled
with explosives, was but llttht damaged. Win
dow gluss in buildings within a radius of ten
miles was shattered and buildings In Hannibal,
fifteen miles north, woro ro;kud by tho concussion.
CABELESSXESS COST HIS LIFE.
A St, Louis Lineman, Wearing Buckskin
Gloves. It (Shocked to Death.
Bt. Louis, Nov. 23. At noon to-day Thomas
M. Leeman was shocked to death on the cross
arm of an eloctrla light polo at Fourth street
and Lucas avenue, in full view of thousands of
?edestrlans, who wero powerless to aid him.
'he body was only kept from falling to tho
ground br a llfo bolt, which Leeman had fast
enod to tho crossarm while at work. Ladders
were proourod and the body was lowered to the
ground. It was found that Leeman's rubber
f:lovesweroIntho pockets of his jacket, while
10 had ou a pair of buckskin gloves.
Hoy Cigarette Smoker Ilangt Himself.
Arthur Burton, 10 years old, of 117 Third
street, Brooklyn, committed suicide laBt night
by bunging himself in a stblo loft. .Three
years ago ho began working for John Daly, a
grocer of Bond and Second streets, Brooklyn.
He had tho clgarotte habit, and six months ago
Daly discharged lilin. H promised to reform,
and Daly took him back. Daly heard siuoo then
that the boy smoked cigarettes In secret, and
he believes that tho boy hanged hlmsulf while
insane. He had gone to the stable to feed the
Two Amerlrnn Kngles fur Serretaiy Alger,
Washinotos, Nov. 23. Socretnry Alger re
ctilvudunotol probont to-day In the shape of
two American eoglos, shipped to him from Ore
gon. The beoietary paid the express charges
nt HH on the birds, but, having no nvlnry nl his
disposal, lie will proseut them u the Washing
ton Zoo., Tho birds m-o lino specimens of the
IlluMIn llrnilnle Kit'..
W6st do you think of a luiclitlor chaperoning a
maldl "A the iiart I'autetfa," III., luvu'a now
Uok, out W-uar, -111 tell bei views iut it-ds,
Jjjl .a,,! . .. insn.
ASK MAJOR SMITH TO QUIT. fH
sEnsxTX-nnsT captaixs sat their '-Iflfl
ant.Y iiEMAxn this. -!
Statement Mndn 1 Irst liy Capt, Meekt In 'il
Beiponsa to the Major's Bequest for
Frank Discussion The Contest for Col. 'fl
Downt't Flnce Mnjor Smith a Candidate, '
There was ameetlng of officors of tho Ssronty- "iBH
first Beglmeat on Tuosday night which lasted fflfMI
until early yesterday morning. Tho moot- ,:ii
tag was called by Major Clinton H. Smith. vflMI
who waa Litutonant-Colonel when tha regl- !
rnentwos a volunteer organization. Pending; JHI
tho acceptance ot tho resignation of Col. Downs. MfHl
he is tho acting head ot the regiment. The) , 'i
gothoringwaa called for tho purpose of dls- )jl
ousslng the reorganization of tha BeTonty-flrst Hi
Regiment aa a National Guard command. After liV H
routlno business had been transacted Major f!li
Smith said: 'efMI
"Gentlemen, I wish tohavon little quiet dls- 5(
cusslon confidentially on mattorsof supremo '!fr
Importanco to tho prosont wolfaro and futuro if
prestige of tho Bovonty-flrst Thoro has boeu 4W-H
muoh unpleasant notorlotyin connection with lli
our regiment, and It bohooves all of ub to act
In harmony for tho benefit of our organization." lff
The Major thon aald that a full and freo ex- - 'jcj
prcsslonof opinion was invited from tho ofll- 48i
cers present. Ills remarks wore received In 3
silence. Tho officers looked very uneasy until lulfli
Capt. Mcoks of Company I arosa and said that
there was no occasion for silence. "The Major 'flt
has asked for our opinions and wo ought to 't
give them," ho said. ;i
"That's right, that's right." came from sev- 1
eral officers. , 'IvjjH
"Major," continued Capt. Meoks, "there Is 1
no uso in beating around tho bush. I want to !!
say frankly that what Is In tha minds of the jlhH
officers about this table Is that thoybellova !(
that tho best Interests o! tho regiment call for 'lufflfl
your resignation and that of tho field and staff. UE
There Is no use handling this matter with kid !
Capts. Goldsborough and Bleecker spoko la -la?
the same way. Capt. Whittle opposed their 'W
Then Major Smith arose. "Judging from
Bome of the stories I have heard," he said. " It
would seem to be the general Impression thnt I
was in command of tho Seventy-first Itcglmont ,
whon. as you all know. I was only second In . '
command and utterly powerless to glvo nn .
ordor oxcent when directed to do no by my '
superior officer. As yon further know, thn !wl
military regulations do not proscribe even any !!
duties for tho Ltoutonnnt-Golonel. except a 'ii
little minor command at dross pnrndo. lie Is "IIS
simply expected to wait around for orders. B
Now I want to say that whatovor orders I got I &
obeyed. promptly, but I couldn't obey any fi
orders I didn't got. I think my conduct will llMI
court tho fullest Investigation, and I think tho I
stories about me ore absolutely undesorved, Ki
and I aee no reason why I should resign." SI
Then followod a general discussion. Before ., IJ
the meeting was over It was plain that the con- krl
test fcr Col. Downn's place had narrowed down Ml
to the outsiders" those who want an outside 1B
man for Colonel and the defenders of Major -. KM
Smith, who wish to seo htm vindicated by an tW Mi
election. Capt. Francis M, Gibson, U. S. A., raw -11 IfB
tired, is the candidate of the outsiders. m H
JOHX ABBUCKLE'S DISTBESS. fl
Buries Hit Wayward Adopted Son In Plttf "S' M
burg nnd Harriet Home to a Sick Wlre. H
PiTTSBtino. Fa., Not. 23. John Arbuckle. tht ' H
coffee man. buried his adopted son. C. A. $!
Greono. here to-day, and hurried homo to ', '
Brooklyn. to-night to the bodsjde ot Mrs. Ar- Ji
Imcklevwholssiok. Greene idled at thenlle-- "Sli:l:: sH
gheny Hospital on Monday under suspicious . IH
circumstances. ' :.H
His death was caused, according to the doo- -
tors, by alcoholism, but tho body may bo ox- fH
humed to settle tbo cause of death.
Groone came on from Brooklyn three weeks
ago and began to drink hard. He met Evelyn -M
Granvillo Webster, a notorious New York ' JH
woman, who is staying here, and cot into a . k
fight with another mnn about hor. JTowaanot 'i
hurt much, Sho tried to havo tho police arrest IB
young Greene, i
The young mnn went tohls room at the Grand - iV
Hotel and received no medical attention, the ".S
hotel people not knowing ho was sufTorlng from f
drink. He was finally sent to tho hospital. ; I
Tiro BBOKEBS SUSPENDED. ,) f'fH
The Stork Exclinnge Disciplines Isaac B. $
Ncwconibn nnd Edwin W. Orris. 1'itH
Isaac B. Newoombe of 80 Broadway, who !!
has been a member of the New York Stock L
Exehange since May 8, 1800, was suspended fwfl
from the Exobange for ono year at a meeting $!
ot the Governing Committee held yestorday. !
The committco at the 6ame time suspended I
for one month Edwin W. Orvis of Orvis Broth- I'sH
ers .V, Co, 41 Broadway. TheZcharga against VBI
both the suspended members was that of male- fjj
Ing fictitious transactions on the lloor of the 811 l
Exchange In the stock ot the Eastern Elevator ill :l
Company of Buffalo. fjj
The period of Mr. Newcombe'n suspension It ' M B
the maximum penalty under the section ot the lfj!
constitution of tho Exchange which pie. IllHi
scribes punishment for tho makors of Act I- J! Hi
tlous sales. While the officers of tho Ex- '- i
change were unwilling to stnto what was the : i
testimony at tho hearing. It was understood to f
have centred around the manipulation under 'i
peuullnr conditions of the stock of tho Eastern li
Elevator Company. I tM
GOV. TAXXEIl rEELS IXSVLTED. J
Ho Itetents Wlint Ho Terms nn Impertinent . JjjW
Metsnge from Ailjt.-iin, Bell of Missouri, 1 !'
BFRiNoriEM), III, Nov. 23. Gov. Tanner to- 'llr
day promptly resonted a telegram from Adjt ' U'1 V
Gon. Bell of Missouri, which he folt implied a f Jf jam'
deliberate Insult. This was Gen. Bell's mes- f j U '
" PtANTURS' HOTEI, ST. LOUIS, No 23. DliiH
" Oov. John H. Tanner: ShiTS
"Permit mo to suggest that you allow Gen. ItJifM
Boece to control yourStnto troops. Your sister KHJU
State knows lie Is eompotent, and discreet. Itiln
"M.K IIki.i., Adjiitiint-deiieriil. lYitm
"and President Stato National Guard." Hi) K
Gov. Tanner replied: Rri'
"M.F.IIell. Aajulanl-Oiiiiral of ttinouri, riantrn' iftUW
llolll, ,V. Utun: IfitHl
"Yourlmpertlrient message received, a copy 11I1W1
of which I havo fnmardod to Gov. Kteplioiihot 14 E
Missouri for his consideration. . Ij9
" Joun B, Tannru, Governor." ?y B
V.AJIL OF HTBAFFOBD HEBE. M MM
Arrlvea nn the Toulnnlci Won't Deny or lfil
Confirm llrport of His Engagement. IPnH
Tho Earl of Strafford, who is said to be en- kH
gaged to tho widow ot Samuel J. Colgate, ar- !!
rived yesterday on tho White Star steamship 1
Toutonio. Tho Earl Is a widower Hnd owns l
1,600 acres In England. He refused to deny JgMH
or confirm tho report of his engagement. T'HHI
Other passengers on the Toutonio were Gil- .&!
bort Colgate. Sirs. W. Earl Dodge, E. M. l'adel. f'flMI
ford and Lord Strathcona, the Canadian Pacific rtl
ltallroad millionaire. swl
Little Cbnrlry Carroll's Desolate. Trip. Ill i
Eoo Haubob CiTx, N, J., Nov. 23, Charley iilji
Carrol), 0 years old, disappeared from his home stlliHI
iu Lower Bank yesterday afternoon. It was if? 'il
feared that ho had been drowned. Capt. Henry JnlE
Bradley was sailing down tho Mulllca lllver IJli'MB
this afternoon with u party of sportsmen, when S.Xl!fl
he saw a lad adrift in a small boat uear Hog lifhMu
Island, He picked tho boy up and found he wru j"7hH
the missing Charley Carroll. The boy said ho WillI
got into the boat near his homo, set it loose Mi
and tried to row. He lost the oarsand the boat ItAMiH
drifted down with the tide all night long In the cAi
rain. The boy waa wet through. wl!M
Governor-Elect Itoosevelt In Boston. lj)
Governor-elect Itoosevelt devoted yesterday
morning to answering the great pllo of letters llil
that awaited his uttentlon.andafterward lunch- 'lt
ed with Senator Honry Cabot Lodge. Ho left for il
Boston on the 1 o'clock train to deliver his !ljl
third lecture In the Lowell Institute Col. - wi
Hoobovolt will returu from Boston to-day. and .f? MWm
will eat his Thanksalvlng dinner at Oyster $1
Bay, The liolltlclaut who had been at the Fifth ",'P
Avenue Hotel during the early days of ths Kj MM
week returned to their homes yestoiday, and (Jl
the hotel corridor was deserted. 01 !j
AM Denrfont lurill San. ones i'-;IH
Ale made at the farm in Bmitliboro. Ms... Their W
Micr-ena I. owing to the cuoiut materials tud tht nctt PmMH
nets and cltaullutsa vt tht nrtvartUar-tf i$i
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