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I VOL LXVI.-NO. 07. . NEW YORK, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, Br THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE WO CENTS.
I THE MESSAGE IN LONDON.
I yr.rrarArxnt express approval
I uxn surprise,
I l'retldent MclUnley's Obtervnllons on tho
M Xlcarngun Cannl Project Evoke Attended
I coDiment-rrniio for nil Outline of Pol-
H Icy in tho 1nr Rntt Predictions ns to
I nn "Amerlean Protectorate" for Cnbn.
Spinal Cahlt Deipaleh to The Bua.
B' London. Deo. 0. The newspapers horo com-
I ment at mtieti length on President MclUnley's
I message. Tliu ilcclurutlon regarding theNlc-
I nragua Canal In relation to thoClsyton-Hutwer
I treaty especially tlxes attention. Tho Morning
I ;V).1 refers to 1850 as tlio golden ago, when
I British nud American politicians Iked on phll-
I ml hroplo principles. It traces tho change In
I Amorlcan opinion concerning tho cannl
I tliroueh President Garfield's Administration
I lo th J present tlmo. "Nobody." It snyu, "can
I help seeing that "In their later thoughts tho
I Americans nro moro In accordance with tholr
I obvious national intorests than In tholr
I earllor out. 'When n Government,' 'said
I Prlnco Bismarck, 'makos a treaty which runs
I wunter to national Interests, It U sooner
I cr later compcllod to sny to tho other party,
I times havechangod.' That Is tho American at-
I' tltnde) toward tho treaty of 1830, and It seems
I to us quite Intolllglblo."
I The I'ott thinks that the proposal to Increase
I the army and navy Is not oxiraordlnary. It
I credits rrosldent MoKtnlcy with sincerity
I In treating tho occupation of Cuba as tern-
I porary. rut thinks that ho Is oversan-
I gulne. for, " for practical purposos, Cuba U and
I rrobably oucht to bo an American protcc-
torate, and from that condition we should
I hardly expect to see It emoigo."
I TneltelU -VaU, roforrinc to the canal. Bays:
I "It would only bo an affectation of eood
I feeling to refrain from expressing sur-
I rrim and disappointment. It Is an por-
I fectly well known on the other side of
I th Atlantlo as on this that the canal
cannot bo undor tho solo control of the United
States without a violation of a solomn treaty
with this conntryt It is strange that the United
States should propose, this eourao. seeins that
Joint control by thorn and ourselves would be
embloniatlo of tho tangible existence of .now
partnership Interests."
The Dailv -Vetcs. noting Mr. McKinley's refer
ence to tho prosperity of the United States,
(ays: "We do not want to seo war mado easier,
but the liberation of Cuba was a righteous act,
snd onemay.wlthout sharing tho emotions of
tho yollow press, bo glad that tho United States
did not suffer thoreby."
The Xttcs consldori tho references to tho
Anglo-American relations as most friendly and
cordial. It comparer Mr. McKinloy to Mr.
Chamberlain, to tho former's advantage. It
says: "Mr. McKfuley does not forco tho
pace like Mr. Chamborlaln. IIo takes things
more quietly and moro soberly. Ho Is there
fore far moro likely to promote closer lntor
courso botween tho new country and the old."
The Standard, remarking that the messago
formally inaugurates a new epoch In the
political history of the United States,
traces sympathetically the circumstances
winch drove tho United States into war
like action, which resulted in undesigned
t-onquests. nnd predicts that, now, having onco
Entered tho path of assimilation of now terri
tories, they will advance therein.
The Standard alludes to tho reference to the
Nicaragua Canal as an' announcement ofcon
llderable interest, but refrains from further
Comment. Turning to China, it-welcomes
I the suggestion that a commission be Bent
to China to study the commercial and
industrial conditions of the country, and says
that "for putposes of the British policy no in
timation could bo moro welcome."
Tho Ikiilu Uraphio say: "Tho President's
observations concerning China will satisfy the
free traders of this country. Tho obvious
Identity of tho American and British policy In
tho Far East lends additional forco to tho para
J graph on the most friendly rotations between
tho two countries."
The Ch-onlcle says: "President McKlnley's
form of words In reference to the Nica
ragua Canal will como rather as a sur
prise to the students of diplomatto his
tory, although doubtless his exact inten
tion would not evoke such n sentiment. No
body reading his words and not otherwise in-
II formed would imagine for a moment that the
United States are bound by a solemn, treaty
with this country to refrain from securing or
attempting to secure any such exclusive
control ns is hero declared to be in
dispensable. This In a question which will
srlto before long in a moro acute form, and we,
therefore, content ourselves with tliUA calling
attention to the President's surprising form
ofword."
The Chronicle compares Mr. McKinloy's
reference tbOuba with tho language successive
British Governments have used concerning
Fgypt, adding: "With a result known to nil
the world, and the omen is certainly not Inap
plicable." The Timer says that tho message is sober In
lone and moderate in its recommendations. It
thinks that Mr. McKlnley's position regarding
Cuba is especially deserving of notice, and
ays:
"When the Bomowhat comprohensivo condi
tion! for the future government of tho Island
have been fulfilled the United States will be
under the samo obligations for ultimate
i retirement which France contracted when sho
occupied Tunis, and by which Great Britain
became bound more than fifteen years ago In
regard to Egypt"
Referring to the declarations concerning the
Nicaragua Canal, It says:
"Wo do not know that these propositions
can bu disputed, though this country pos
sb8s equal rights with tho United States
under the f'laytou-llulwor treaty, but It
the fredom of tho wntenvay worn so
cured to the ships of nil nation, as In
the ease of tho Sueii Cunal, wo do not see what
object we should havolnstaudingdlrectlyupon
claims which originated when the circum
stances were altogether different."
COUMENTB OS TIIK MESSAGE.
Repiililicuni Generally Commend It nnd
Democrats C'rllkUo It.
WihuiMiroN. Deo. 6. Expressions of opin.
Ion on tho President's message were generally
of a favorablo nature, although some of his
political opponents criticise hlra for not out
; lining his policy for the future control of Cuba
and the Philippines.
"A ery good message." said Senator Culloni.
"Very full of details and nn exact account of
events leading up to and since the outbreak of
ho war. It contains a great many Important
nutters which are worthy of being referred to
on mofrt any occasion whoropublloiiuerttlonsarH
din-uwed. The message nonltivoly was a llttlo
disappointing In that It did not hao any whoop
and hurrah, but it will lust the longeron that
account "
Senator Teller commended the 1'rcbldent'n
treatment of the Cuban question and hh leav
ing to Congrersthedetermlnatlon of the future
I eovernment of the new possessions of the
I'niied States. Ue criticise tho President's
recommendation for tho retirement of tho
Itrecnbacks and his failure to mention Interna
tional bimetallism.
t ' It is aults apparent," 6ays the Senator,
"that the President has accepted the advice of
tiie eastern golo-standard press and has aban
doned all pretense of desiring or faorlng In
jf.raatlonal bimetallism as he has national
blrnetulllim "
I he proponed Increase of the regular array to
j, '
100,000 men will not. In Senator Teller's judg
ment, meet the approval of tho Congress.
Senator Hoar said: "Tho boauty and clear
ness of statement nnd tho glowing pa
triotism which mark alt of Presldont Mo
Klnley's uttorances are found in large
measure In this important Stato papor.
It is an excellent messago. Unless some
thing has escaped my observation In n
slnglo reading of tho document, ho has re
frained from intimating his purposo In regard
to tho Islands, other than Cubu. which wo liavo
delivered from Spain, with ono oxcoption. Iln
has clvon n black oyo to tho most frequently re
iterated argument of tho expansionists, which Is
that as wo have accepted tho military assist
ance of the Insurgents In tho Philippines we
nro bound in honor to settle tho futuro fute of
theso Islauds for all time. In the opinion of the
Presldont wo nro at liberty to deal with the
Philippine miostton on the prlnolples settled
by the Constitution of the United Statofi.'illus.
tratod by our past history and afllrmnd by
Congress when war wns declared, without the
least obligation to tho insurgents growing out
of any allianco we have made with thorn or any
asslsuinco wo havo accoptod from them."
Ronator Todies said: It Is a most able and
stntosmanllko document."
Senator Vest said: "It Is a vory ordinary
messago at a very extraordinary time. I am
not criticising It because I dllTcr in politics, for
I have a very kind feollng for tho President, but
I do not think this messago is equal to tho cri
sis which confronts us. it did not express any
opinion about the Philippines or what eovern
ment was Intended for them, but loft us to
work that out tor ourselves. The only part of
tho mossage that Is of nny particular intorestor
conscqaenco. In my opinion. Is that in which ho
recommends an tncroaso In tho regular army to
100.000 mon, and aBks that discretion be given
htm to recruit part of It from tho inhabitants
of tho newly acquired territory. I tako It for
granted that ho moans that these territories
aro to bo hold, and the Inhabitants are to
become citizens of tho United States, for ho
certainly would not wnnt to makoa regular
army out of savnges nnd Malays who aro
not citizens. This U a now Idoa, bo
cause it Is the first tlmo a President
of tho United States or nny publlo
man over recommended tho Sepoy system
of Great Britain. England recruited Sopoy
reglmonts out of tho native Indians nnd
had nn I insurrection among thorn and a
bloody war. Mr. McKinloy seems to want
to do tho same thing nnd recruit out of
tho Filipinos, Cubans and Porto Itlcans a
United States army. I don't think tho peo
ple of tho Unltod States will bo taken with
this notion. Altogether tho message Is non
committal, and has nothing in itof vory groat
Intorest. I think it wa3 due from him to Con
gross and the American people to statu tils idea
about this newly acquired territory. As tho
Chief Executive officer of tho country tin ought
to say what he thinks ought to bo dono with It."
Senator Burrows said: "It is a straightfor
ward, buslnessllko document, containing a
plain statement of the causes leading up to tho
war with Spain, tho conduct of the war and lt
result. It reaffirms tho declaration regard
ing Cuba mado in tho declaration of war
and leaves tho question of the future of the
Philippines to bo decided In the light of com
ing events. I think nny curronoy legislation at
the presenttime Is Impossible. The peace treaty
will probably not reach the Senate until after
the holidays, and that will require careful
consideration. Tho Nlcaragunn Canal bill may
come before th6 Senate, nnd that, with tho
treaty nnd the appropriation bills, will shut off
everything else."
Senator Hawloy said the message was freo
from any suspicion of buncombe or clap
trap, and was a sound presentment of
the business affairs of tho nation dur
ing tho past year. lie was satisfied that
thoro would be no attempt at curronoy leg
islation this session. Whllo many desired
reformation of th currency, few wero decided
in their own minds what was the bost courso
to pursue. The currency of the country to-day
was as good as any In tlio world, nnd ho would
hesitate, at this tlmo. when tho country was so
prosperous, to plungo It Into a financial mael
strom, when no one had a definite system to
propoBO.
Representative Walker. Chairman of the
House Commltteo on Banklug and Currency,
said: "The message Is wise, conservative and
Hugcostlvo. It does not lay out any lines of
legislation for Congress, nor does It attempt to
do tho work of Cougress. but submits the state
ments to Congress on which legislation can be
based." ,
Mr. Walker said ho did not anticipate any
legislation on the currency at this session, nor
did ho look for an extra session to consider this
subject. Jielthertlwpeoplo nor Congress wore
ready for legislation on this matter.
"1 doubt If thoro aro twenty mem
bers Of Congress." ho ald, "who are
agreed on tills subject, or who have a definite
idoa of how such a hill should bo drawn. Un
der conditions like theso the calling of an ex,tra
session to consldor any bill or any bubjeot
would be suicidal to tho Administration."
Major-Gen. Joseph Whoeler, from the F.lghth
Alabama district, said: " It is n clear and com
prehensive recital of the affairs that cngnged
publlo attention in an eventful period of our
history. Such n notnblo papor wilt, of necessi
ty, be consulted Inn Btudy of tho events in the
war with Spain."
Champ Clark of Missouri: "As .a recital of
historical etcnts it's a dandy. There' soothing
else in it."
John Allen of Mississippi: "I have notyot
completely digested tho mossage. but It seems
to be tome very complete in its detail, nnd that
anything It may lack in other respects is fully
made up by Its longth."
Amos J Cummlnga of Now York: "It Is a
clean, concise statement of facts, without spec
ulation, suggestion, or recommendation. I
havo an idea that tho real message will bo sent
in hereafter."
Explaining this comment. Mr. Cummlugs re
marked: "lie says nothing whatever about
the question of annexation. Of course, ho will
send In unnthormossago."
Leader Bailey nnd would-ba leaders Dear
mond of Missouri nnd Bankhend of Alabama
begged to be oxcused from making an expres
sion of opinion, pleading that they had not read
the messaue.
Mr. Richardson of Tennessoo: " The Pres
ident makes a most satisfactory re
vlow of tho Spanish war. but I was
disappointed that ho failed to tell
tho country "hat wo nro to do with the now
Cokso.ssionH. It is as appropriate, now as It will
(Lifter thn treaty of !oneo for him to toll us
what Is to bo tho fututonftho now territory."
Mr. Dockery of Missouri: "1 pinecrely re
gret that the President has suffered himself,
apparently, to bo swept off his foetus to the
subject of our new possessions, by tho
clamor of mere sentiment, which will soon
bo silenced by tho moro mature judg
ment of the pooplo. If the war with
Spain should result only In the acquisition of
Porto Jllco, tho liberation of Cuba and tho
Philippines, the acquisition of a naval sta
tion In the Philippines, a propor In
creuso of the navy and the construc
tion of the Nicaragua Canal, It will have
done much to uplift humanity and to
enlarge tho resources of this country. These
results would greatly extend the area of our
foreign trado nnd promote the restoration of
American supremacy on tho high seas. But
tho annexation of the PhillpnlncH would Im
poso upon us largo additional burdens of taxa
tion to maintain nrmlos, navies and n swarm of
officeholders for their Government and de
fence Mr. McMIUIn of Tennessee It is significant
that no recommendation on the most Im
poitaut. question I made, u c, What
shall bo done with newly acquired ter
ritory'" Tho recommendation for the re
tirement of greenbacks with gold now In
tho Treasury or hereafter to be obtained, is
substantially the same made by tho President
in his other message. Congress has re
fused to retire or destroy the Treas
ury warrants greenbacks heretofore, and
will rofuso again. Tho gold, now in
the Treasury wns bought by, tho sale of
bonds In the main. Thoiefore this would be
to substitute n non-lntorest-bearlng currsnoy,
which will circulate and Is taxable, tor an in-torost-hearlnc
bonded Indebtedness, whloh Is
not taxnblo nnd won't circulate. No, the green
backs can't bo destroyed,
YAVIIT WHECUEn, MEX tllSSJNO.
Kroorder Tliompion of Now Orlenna and
Ilia Purty Muy Iln Victims ntthe .Storm.
New Ohlkanh. Wee. 5. During the storm
last night the tug L. It, Brown, towing a barce
loaded with brick, was sunk In f.ako Poutchar
train, noar the south draw of tho New Orleans
and Northeastern Railroad. The tug was
driven against the trcstlework of tho railroad
bridge mid damogod it bo herlously that the
trains over the bridge could not enter the city.
It U feared that Bocorder W. O. Thomson,
John Snndborn, his clerk, and two other men
who went out fishing on Lake Chattawachle,
a shoit distance from New Orleans, on the
yacht Idii. wero lost In tho storm. The wreck
of the vessel na found, hut no liodles.
The steamer Iron Age, which was coming
down tlio river with a tow ot puinn twolva or
more barges loaded with lailroad Iron, was
caught In tho storm at Island 1)5, a short dis
tance nboe l'ltler's Lauding, Miss. All the
vesaols of her tow anvo two were wrecked. The
cargo was valued at $100,000.
Kedured llutes for Student..
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duced rates to luatruclur. and .tadenti uolui: lioma
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ROOSEVELT'S HANDS FULL
7IJI With SVEXIi SEVEUAt JtVST DATS
Z.V TOWS NOW.
Una Derided on Only Two Important Xlenp
polnttnenti, Doty atml Kllburn E. 1.
North's Friends Suggeat Him for G. W.
Aldrldge'a Plnce Marean's Succeasor.
Govemor-eloct Roojovolt camo to town yes
terday from his home In Oystor Bay, bustled
about New York city most of tbo day. and
wound up with snorontfut tusslo with a car
load of mall, which was sent up to tho home of
tils sister, on Madison avenue, from Republican
Stato headquarters. In the Fifth Avonuo Hotel.
About cvory other man who writes to Col,
Roosevelt wants a place. Every third man
who writes proolalms la sturdy sentences that
ho, and ho alone, was " the original Roosevelt
man." Two days after election day, in No
vember, Tns Hun prlntod an official
list of tho places which Gov. Rooeovelt
would havo to give out during his two-year
term of office. Tho vast majority ot tho places
named In that list will not bo at the disposal ot
Gov. ltoosovelt until his second year of offlco.
Nevertheless, the ground swoll has already set
in for them, and tho demand is becoming moro
tumultuous ovory hour.
Although a groat deal has beon printed about
Govornor-eloot Roosevelt' eolcctlons for im
portant office. Tur Sun may announco by au
thority this morning that tlio Governor-eleot
has come to but two decisions, and they
aro that he will reappoint Br. Alvah
H. Doty. Health Officer ot the Port ot New
York, and Froderiok 1). Kllburn of Malone to
be Superintendent of tho Banking Department
ot the Stato of Now York. Mr. Kllburn was ap
pointed to this place by Gov. Black on March
" A now candidate for Stato Superintendent of
Publlo Works popped up vestorday. Ho is Ed
ward P. North, who was water Purvoyor and
Consulting Engtncorot tho Department of Pub
llo Works ot tills city under Mayor Strong's Ad
ministration, and who was employed as an
expert engineer by tho Canal Investigating
Commission. Home of the friends of Mr. North
are pushing him vory hard for the place. Ed
ward II. Thurston of Cornell University and
other friends ot Mr. North are to have an inter
view with the Governor-elect on Thursday.
Tho Republican Stato organization lias sug
gested to Governor-elect Roosevelt tho appoint
ment of Francis Hendricks of SyracuBOto suc
ceed George W. Aidrldge. Mr. Rooeovelt and
Mr. Hendricks aro old porsonal friends,
and Mr ltoosevelt told his trlenda yes
terday that ho resiiActod Mr. Hendricks
vory highly, but that he had come to
no decision In the matter, and would
not reach any for some time. As
a matter of fact the only two mon mentioned
for the placo of Superintendent of Publlo
Works up to this day are Mr. Hendricks nnd
Mr. North, and Mr. Roosevelt had not
heard the name ot Mr. North until Into
yesterday. He knows nothing about Mr.
North, but Is ready to listen to his
friends. Mr. Roosevelt speaks very forcibly on
tho canal question, and one thing he is certain
of, end that is that during his administration
at Albany there will be no scandal about the
canals. He proposes to keep track ot things
himself.
Something has been said about the appoint
ment of Avery D. Andrews to be Adjutant
General. That, too, -has not been definitely
settled. Nothing has been definitely settled
outside of tho Kllburn and Doty ap
pointments. Major-Gen. Itoo Is keeping
his eyes wide open for other compotent
military authorities besides Mr. Andrews.
Governor-elect Roosevelt seems to be quite
partial to AndrewB. The friends of William
Gary Sanger of Bangerfleld. Oneida county,
have presented his claims and believe ho should
bo made Adiutant-Gcneral.
The Ropubllcnn County Organization of New
York, through President Qulgg nnd other em
inent Republicans, has requested that in the
evont of the resignation of Supreme Court
Justice Morgan J. O'Brien, Gov. Boose
volt shall appoint to the vacancy
thus caused Supremo Court Justice, William
N. Cohen. Governor-elect Roosevelt, however,
believes that if he has tho appointment of Jus
tice O'Brien's successor ho should appoint to
the vacancy Supreme Court Justice Joseph F.
Daly. Then, should any other vacancy occur
within tho nnxt two years, he would right
heartily give the place to Justice Cohen. Asa
matter of fact. Justice O'Brien has not re
signed, and nobody seems to kuow when he Is
to resign, although certain eminent gentle
men porsonally friendly to Justice Cohen
rather think, it was said yesterday, that
If Justice O'Brien is to resign he should
do so before Jan. 1 and give Gov. Black an op
portunity to fill the vacancy by thn appoint
ment ot Justice Cohen. Until Justice O'Brien
resigns, however, nothing definite will be start
ed In thesupportof eltherDalyorCohen. Whou
Justice O'Brien resigns he is to become n mem
ber of the taw firm of Tracy. Boardman Jk Piatt.
At first it was thought that JusticeO'Brlun would
form n law partnership with Augustus Vim
Wyck, the defeated Democratic cnndldato for
Governor, but this fell through. Even should
Justice O'Brien resign before Jan. 1. It Is
doubtful, it was said, Jf Gov. Black at this hue
hour in tils term of offlco would fill tho vacancy.
Very much attention is being given to tho m
lectlon ot a Republican to fill tho place ot Dis
trict Attorney Mareanof Kings, who on elec
tion flay was promoted to be n Supremo Court
Justice of the Second Judicial district.
Governor-elect Roosevelt la to have
a talk to-day with Beth Low and other
Republicans over this matter. James McKeen
and Hiram R. Steele are two warm friends of
Mr. Low. It is doubtful it Mr. McKeen would
accept the appointment, so last night it
looked very much a if Mr. Steele would
bo selected. It la great fun to go among
the Brooklyn Domoorats and hear them say
how every Democratlo leader In Kings who
consented to tho nomination of District Attor
ney Marean to be a Supreme Court JuhUco
should bo keel-hauled, and that the lieu
tenants who felt right into tho uchemo
should be ducked. Aa a matter of
fact, tho Democrats of Brooklyn declare that
Mnrean's nomination for Supreme Court Jus
tlcowasthe most ridiculous politics that has
been played in many a year. Jlarean must
Sivo up his office on Jan. 1 and a Republican
overnor has the appointment ot his suc
cessor, and thn Democrats say that with the
appointment of this successor they will lose for
two years nearly $'200,000 in patronage. So the
Domocratsof Kings are groaning on the street
corners.
Governor-elect ltoosevelt will be In town un--til
late In tho week. He Is to forego all talk of
appointments pretty soon and give his tlmo and
attention to tils Inaugural message. Senator
Hlggins. Chairman of the Senate Finance Com
mittee, conforred with Mr. Roosevelt lust even
ing on tho financial condition ot the Stato und
othor matters.
nn. uaskws's watee bpaniel.
Hit Three Boys and a' Woman) Put In a
llnrn nud Starved to llrnth.
A water spaniel belonging to the Rev. Dr.
Samuel H. Haskins, tho rector of St. Mark's
Episcopal Church at Bedford avonuo and South
Fifth street. Williamsburg, died on Sunday in
a stable of wlutt was believed to be rabies.
Aweokagoucrovtd of boys snowballed the
dog and it turned upon them. Francis O'Kcofa
of410Bodford avenue was bitten In the left
hand. James Tnimmcl of 1B4 South Filth
street ill tbo right leg, and John Bradeson of
li:i North Fifth street received a wound ou the
left hip. Tlio unlmnl sulked back to Its home,
where the Rev, Dr. Hasklus put it In the cellar.
A slstor of the rector. Mm. Parsons, was bitten
on the left hand by the dog on Thursday.
Dr. Newell, the O'Keefes' family phylclan,
sent the O'Keefe boy to the Pasteur Inbtltute.
Mr. O'Keefo was directed to get the dog and
wnteli It for an outbreak of rabies. Mr.
O'Keefe got u fifteen-foot pole and tied a rnpo
noose on one end of It. He succeeded In drop
ping tho nooso over the dog's head from an
upper window, and then led the dog at the end
of the pole to a stable In South Fifth street.
Tlio O'Keefes watched tho dog until it died.
They did not discover rabies.
TITJIEE t.AKE nAIlOKS UlSSIXd,
llellevcd to lime Fmmdrreil Off Portland,
Me, TwrntJ-oim Per.ona on Hoard,
PonxLiNP, Me., Dee. 5, -Tho roenue cutter
Woodbury put to sea to-night to search for
three coal barges from tho great lakes which
wont adrift to-day whllo on their way to Now
York, There are nineteen men und two women
ubourd the barges. ,,...,
They were Intowof the steam barge Katahdln.
Cant. William S. Melvln of Bay City, Mich.
They were In Halifax during last week's
storm. When thirty miles off Portland at 5
o'clock thlu morning they encountered the gale
and the barges, went adrift, After the storm
cleared tho Katahdln went back ovor her
course, butwasunablo to Und the barges. It
is believed thoy have lounderod.
Therlslit drink for all people, for all occaalona, la
Irtndonderry. Adv,
J MIZlTAItX OCCUPATION OP CUBA.
About 20,000 Troops Will Tie Bent to the
laland by Jan. 1.
WAsntNaTON. Doc G. Orders for tho comple
tion of tho occupation of Cuba nro nearly ready
nnd will probably bo issued In the next tow days.
Theso provido for tho movement of about
25,000 troops to the Island by Jan. 1. Most ot
'thorn will bo assigned to stations In Havana
city and its vicinity. Tho department docltnos to
make publlo the list of reglmenti soleotod until
tlio ordor Is ready for Issue.
The next troops that wilt go to Cuba from the
United States will comprlso two brigades of the
Seventh Corps and part of tho Second Corps.
Ono brigade ot tho Second Corps Is already
undor orders to embark ansoon as transporta
tion can be secured. It will probably Salt
thin weok. Tho other brigade ot the Sec
ond Corps will go with tho troops of
tho Soventh Corrs.Mjor-Ueri. FltthughLee
will command tho Revouth Corps, and Major
Oon. Henry M. Lawton tho other troops In
cluded In tho forthcoming orders. Gen. Leo
will coin advance of his men, nnd It Is expected
that ho will sail outlio llrst transport tearing
Savnnnnh.
A schedule for transports which will carry
tho rcmnlndor of tho army of occupation has
been nenrly completed bv the Qunrtermnster
Gcnornl's department. It will require oneh
transport to raakn tho round trip between Sn
vnunah nnd Havana. Including tho embarkation
nnd debarkation of troops, In soven days. The
Mobile Is scheduled to leave Savannah with
troops for Havana provinco to-morrow, but
storni' wenthor may provont her departure.
The QuartormaRter-General's department ox-
fects to land '.'.",( MX) men at Havaua within
hree weoks after the orders aro issuod.
J, a. JIAttWOOD'S VIOLENT DEATU,
A Baltimore Clubman Found nt Ilia Home
Shot Through the Temple,
Baltimore. Md Dec, 5. James G. Harwood,
a wealthy clubman and an artist ot some abil
ity, eithor committed suicide or was mur
dered between 6 and 7 o'clock this morn
ing at tils homo at Arbutus, Baltimore
county. Ho wns found by his colored
manservant lying on a bed In tho second-story
front room. A bullet holo in his
right temple showed where ho had beon shot.
A peculiar circumstance is that whilo he was
shot in the right temple, his right hand was
lying on hU breast and his loft hand lay at his
side, while a pistol was found near his left
knoo. It is said there was no reason why ho
should have committed suicide, as bo had a
large income and had no personal troubles.
Tho sorvant who discovered his body said that
he left tho housn last night after permission
had been refused him to stay overnight by Mr.
Hnrwood, who said:
"You had better go home. It you stay here
you might got shot"
Mr, Hnrwood was a brothor of Harry Har
wood. tho gentleman rider, who was killed
nomo years ago by a fall while riding In a race.
Ho had always been considered eccentric Al
though worth from $150,000 to $175,000 tie
lh od alone In a small house, poorly furnished,
and spent his time In looking nftor his stable. In
which tie had u numberof fast horses. Ho also
had a lot of fancy chickens and some valuable
doirs.
The Coronor, after an investigation, decided
that an Inquest was unnecessary, believing it
to be a case of suicide.
JUMPED rnOM SIAGAEA BRIDGE.
lie Left n Letfer Mnylug. "Till. Llfr Is a
Great IIluO and la Not Worth the Living."
BuriMLo. Dec. 5. Willis P. Blssoll, a teacher
in Caton's Business College, jumped from the
new suspension bridge at Niagara Falls yestor
duy afternoon. Mr. Blssell was a nephew of
Thomas A. Blssell. manager of the Wagner
Palaco Car Company's works. He was 'M years
old and unmarried. So far as his friends
know his llfo was pleasant. On Sunday
he wont to tho falls and paid toil
out on the bridge. In .a llttlo whllo ho
reappeared at tho American entrance to the
bridge He strolled around Prospect Park in
the snowstorm for a while, and. returning,
bought another bridge ticket. Ho did no' pass
out on the Canadian side, and he did not return
to tho American shore. A motor conductor
saw soma ono spring from the bridge. In tho
heavy snowfall he could not be sure of the Iden
tity of the man. To-dayCharles B. Utssell re
ceived u letter from his brother Willis, saying:
" This llfo Is n great bluff, nfleabtrlt hns beon
forme. lam nclthor insatiu. despondent nor
in love, but life simply is notworth tho living.
The step I am about to take I tiave contem
plated for somo tlmo."
Ho font another letter to tils employer ask
ing him to pay some small obligations outot
tho wages duo him. Mr. liisseli'a relatives
have undertaken n beareh for his body. They
do not doubt that he jumped from the bridge,
although unable to find a motive for it.
CRUiSEit EAtr.iair ordered hove.
She Will Cnme by tho Suez Cannl Itouto to
New York for Repairs.
Washington, Dec. 5. The first withdrawal
ot a ship from Admiral Dowoy's big floet at
Manila was ordered to-day in a telegram aont
to tho Admiral directing him to send the
cruiser Raleigh homo. Tho Raleigh needs re
pairs and a general oorhnullnc after her long
sorvice In European and Asiatio waters. Sho
will proceed by the Suez Canul and Mediter
ranean route, with Now York ns her destina
tion. Under hor present coinmnnder. C'ant.J.
U. Coghlnn. she participated in thn battle (if
Manila Bay. Admiral Dewey's force has grown
from a squadron to :i fleet HincoMontojo's ships
.wore destroyed nt Muiilln on May 1 Four
fighting vessels tlm Iowa, the Oregon, tho
Helena and tho Buffalo nro now on their way
to Manila, nnd with the two llrst-nauied are
mvernl wiipply vehsels. all armed. Tho Helena
and tho liiiffalo nro proceeding by the Medlter-ranonu-Huoz
mute, and tlio two nattlebhlps by
the Straits of Mngellan or Pacific routo. No
vessel will bo bent to take tho place of tho
Raleigh.
The provision ship Culgoa. which arrived at
Manila from Sydney, Australia, last week, with
Bupplles for Dewey's fleet, was placed In com
mission yesterday as n vessel of the United
States. The Helena reached Gibraltar yesterday.
JIMMIE ADAMS JN 11T.OOMISQDAT.K.
Former Ilookmakrr nnd Poolroom Pro
prietor Ilrrnks Down.
Jlmmle Adams, well known In snorting cir
cles ton years ago, was removed recently to
Bloomlngdalo Asylum. It Is feared that his
mind Is permanently affected. Adams Is about
40 years old. 'in 1800 ho was credited with
possessing a fortuno of S150.000. His friends
say that none ot this fortune remains.
Adams was a bookinnkor, and a mighty good
ono. He wns fully trusted by all racegoers,
When this etv wns honeycombed with pool
rooms Adams ran u couple ot looms In the
downtown district. He made plenty of money,
but he spent it fast. When Adams wasn't on
tho racetrack or attending to IiIh poolroom
buslneHBhocoiild bo found nt tho Polo Ground.
Ho was n great basubull ciithiihlast. Ho was
friendly with all tho nlayors. and for years was
t he pomonal friend of Mlko Kelly. For the past
few yeaiH Adams has been ailing, nnd his
friends wero not biiprlsed whon his condition
necessitated his removal to an asylum.
STEAMSHIP LINE TO FINLAND.
The United ritutrs Steamship Company Pur
rliuses thn ThliiKVUlla Line.
WakhisciION, Dee. 5. Tho Stato Depaitment
hat. received Information from thn Charge1
d'Affalres ad Interim nt St. Petersburg that the
United States Steamship Company has pur
chased tho Thlngvnllu line In order to secure
poit facilities nt Now York, und will operuto
that lino mi the touto betueon the UiuM.in
lliiltln porth Including tho ports of Finland
nnd New York und llnoton. TiiohIiIps of tho
Thiuuvulla lino nro old. but it Is tho Intention
of th new owners" to replace them by blx
new ship, of which the company will build
throe, or contract for thut iiiiiiiher. American
capital Is expected to build the other three.
The company, the Charge sHy. npponrsto be
satislled that the eiiterprleo will hopiolltabe,
und It bus alrcndy amnio freight from tfie
United htattB to juatfy its hopes. The dim
eulty Is to secure freights from Russia, and,
fulling lu thl. tlm, company expects to make up
Its cargoes from hweilon and Denmark,
Koynl Limited.
Via C. II. It. of N. J.; P. B.i D. li O,
New York to vfanhinirtou. dally. S;S5P. li. White
ball terminal (Mouth 'erryj aud a I', u, foot Liberty
atreet, Kiclushe Pullman equipment. Dining car
aervlce unequalled. No exreM farea. Flnert tndna
and qulekeat time between New York aud Waeuluc
too. -adv.
STORM MADE A ZIGZAG.
CARROMED AGAINST A UIODT PRttS
SVRE OUT AT SEA,
And Cnme Tlnck Straight at Van York Btnte,
Which It Traversed from Southeast to
Iforthweat, Knocking Down Telegraph
Lines Moderate Cold Follows at Its Heels
The rajn-permcatod storm that waltzed In
from the sea on Sunday nlclit attained Its
greatest forco In the boroughs hereabouts.
It came un overland from tho Quit originally,
went out to sea over tho Virginia coast and
ran up against a rampart of high pressure in
its effort to follow the Quit Stream. It car
romed against the frosty wall, gathering
greater Bnecd In tho shunting, and roared In
land and across tho Empire State. Forecaster
Emery, with tho natural conservatism ot an
expert, estimated on Sunday night that the
easterly blast liore cot un to about eighty
knots tor a tow minutes. Ho begged leave to
revise this estimate yesterday After study
ing his wind recordercarefully hedoclared that
for a fraction of a minute the gale sent the
anemometer whlrUng at tlio rate ot between
otghty-thrco and eighty-four miles. The
high pressure to tho eastward was responsible
for the brevity and also tho flerconess of the
storm. It got its arotio dandor un and chased
the swlrler westward like a greyhound on the
trail of a tiger. In its rush to the westward
the cyolono tore down treos and telegraph
poles. Interrupting for hours communication
with the western half of the continent. Borne
ot the trees fell on the tolegraph and long-distance
telephone wires and helped to ohoke off
cicatrical conversation.
Linemen were sent out In force yesterday
morning, and tho Wost and the East were
shaking hands at midnight. Even then mes
sages were received "subject to delay," but
this was due chiefly to the faot that the West
ern Union was nearly twelve hours behind on
stuff that had accumulated whllo the wires
were down or disabled.
The storm lost force and spread out good
deal aa It sailed across the State from south
east to northwest, its northeasterly edge was
ovor the St. Lawrence yesterday morning. The
barometer was lowest at Quoboc, 20.22, and
only .02 lower at Eastport. Me ..where the wind
sauce showed a maximum volooity of seventy
two miles. Out in Buffalo -the gale rose to
flfty-slx miles, which is swift for the lakes.
:-The brisk northwester that sucoeeded the
drencher got up to llfty-two miles at 8 o'clock
last nlaht and then dropped to twenty-tour.
Ic sent the temperature to the freezing point,
and there muy be visions of skating to-day.
No startling yarm of Sunday's gale drifted
Into port yesterday. They rany come later.
The Hamburg-American liner Ambria. which
sailed from Baltimore for Hamburg on Fri
day, dropped anchor off the Hook yesterday
morning. She caught the storm in the neigh
borhood of this port and carried away her
rudder. For an ordinary steamshin this
might have been disastrous In the heavy seas,
but the Ambria is a new twin-screw, and she
steered for port with tier screws, came to an
chor safely and s'cnalled for tugs. The Pul
ver went to her and found out that she want
ed a tow in, twin screws not being altogether
safe In steering through narrow channels
and crowded harbors. She will be towed up
by two tugs to-day and will repair.
The British f relght'steamshlrjGladiolus. from
Gibraltar, by wayToftNewport News, was'.twen-tr-nlne
darn making this port. Sho ran Into
thelbig November Btonn.Uost one lifeboat, had
another stove, carried away a part, 'of her
wheelhouse. flooded forecastle and cabin and
exhausted all her coal. She got into New
port News by burning' wood workiand fl'led her
bunkers. She kept the'eombers down In the
worst of the storm by a liberal use of oil.
Tho sohooner C.'ara E. Bergen. In yesterday
fromZCharleston. spoke oft the Virginia Capes
on Nov.T29 the British bark Ltr-J2seoeec&.
from Iqulque for this port. She-as' under a
shred of storm canvas and had lost her mis-,
ren and foretopgallant maste and ail her sails.
She was making heavy weather of it north.
11UERICANE IN TROT.
Many JJoiurs Unroofed, Including That of
Adjt.-Gen. Tllllnshast.
Tbot. Dec. 5. A hurricapo struck this city
and vicinity last night between 11 and 12
o'clock and did great damage to property. A
heavy wind prevailed during tho early evening,
but it was not until nearly midnight that it
began to do much damage. For moro than an
hour tho wind blew with terrific force. Houses
wero blown down, roofs carried nwoy, trees
uprooted, olectric wires prostrated and signs
scattered about the streets. Tho largo electrio
transparency In front of tho Altrurlu Hall was
blown down and tho live wires went dancing
about the sidewalks, causing people to flea
for tholr lives. A large elm tree lu Seminary
Park was blown across the electrio car
track just in front of nn approaching car. The
wind rustled around tho corner from tho park
and carried awny tho roof of Adjt.-Gen. Tilling-
bast's house, causing the General and family
great alarm. The tlu roof of a building on Union
street was ripped off and sent rolling down
Broadway toward the Government building
with great velocity. Thn root of Grant's marblo
works in Fifth avenue was torn off and curried
oierto the residence ot former Assemblyman
James M. Riley nud deposited there, together
with a large numberof bricks.
The massive foundry building occupied hyW.
W. Brewery ns a machino shop collapsed and
Isn heap ot ruins.
The llttlo ferryboat plying between Troy and
Waterrllet sturted on a trip across the river at
about midnight and was caught by the wind
and carried ashore with great forco. Passen
gors lost their hats, and one woman came near
being washed ovorboard.
In Waterford St. Mary's Catholic Church was
wrecked. Tho steeple wns blown down and
crashed through the roof, destroying tho organ
nnd the interior of theedlfloc. At the conclu
sion oflfle storm a beautiful lunar rainbow ap
peared In the western sky.
KILLED WITH STONE WAR OT.VIU
A Sailing Captain Murdered by n Chief in
the Solomon I.lnudl.
Vancouver B. 0 Dec. 5. The French
schooner Lord ot Isles, whllo trading in tho
Solomon Islands, says a Into despatch from
Sydney, was surrounded by natives whon.
Capt. Dennis alone wns on board. The
chief ot the tribe went on board, leaving
his warriors in thn canoes. Descending
the companlonway ho slippod up behind
Cnpt, Dennis, who was seated In a chair, and
knocked him ovor with nBtone war club. Den
nis sprang on the savage, hauled him up on
deck and threw him overboard. Then he
hi ought two small cniinoii to hear on tho
canoes and sank three of thorn. The savages
who escaped death Hod.
Half un hour afterward the crew returned to
find Dennis dead, his skull having been broken
by tho war club When tip craw reached Syd
uoy thoy laid the mutter before the Admirals
of the Frenoh nnd British warships nt the Aus
tralia station. Before sending warships to the
Islands both Admirals ste.ted that due ven
geance would be takon on the natives.
VIFTT'TWO PERSONS POISONED.
All the Intnntes of nn Aavlum III After Eat
ing Food Prrpnred by a New Cook,
VEBHAU.I.EH, Ky Dec, 0. Fifty-two per
sons, of whom forty-nine n'o orphan children,
are ill at the Cleveland orphan asylum here to
night from tho effects of pohonlng, the exact
nature of which is not known.
Besides the matron. Mrs. Vanduveer, and
tho children, her daughter and Miss Chris
tian, the muslo teacher, partook last nlclit of
u meal prepared by a now cook, liurlng the
night every person who ate of tho food bo
came lU. Urs. Wurthingtou and .Noel were
summoned and they spent the night at the
H&ylum treating the children. It wab with
ditlloulty that they succeeded In saving the
lives of all the inmates. To-night only a
few ot the children are In a dangerous condi
tion and tho doctors say none of them wilt die.
The origin of the poison is unknown, but it
Is generally believed that it came from water
which had been kept in a lead nine for some
time. This water wbb only uied for washing
dishes and the new cook used it lu cooking,
Julian Ida's Paintings.
Owing to the great Interest shown In these paint
I Dirt, now at Prliaua' ArtOallerr, the exhibition will
uutlnua uutll Tuuridiy evening. Jit,
IIEVORM! IN PUERTO PRINCIPE.
Gen. Carpenter Abollahes Stamp Duties and
Removes the Civil Governor,
Special OMi DttpaUS to Tna Sex,
Havana, Deo. 0. Gon. Carpcntor, tho Ameri
can military oommandor in Puerto Frlncipo.
has suppressed tho stamp duties and abolished
the crduta system, which required every man
to have a reiluto, a kind ot passport, and to pay
for It according to the rent ho paid or his social
standing.
Ho has also ordered tho Spanish Bank, to stop
collecting taxes, and has appointed a special
collootor tor this purpose. The Provincial
Deputation has beon abolished, and Gon, Car
penter has ordered that Its records, library and
furniture bo removed to tho City Holt. Tho
Civil Govornor of the provinco has beon ro
mOTOdfrom offlco, and all the employees who
were appointed by the Autonomist Govern
ment havo boon discharged.
A number ot negro guerrillas called on the
American Commissioners to-day and asked
for protection from tho Cubans. The commis
sion promised to give them full protection
when tho Amorlcan troops arrived.
FEANCO-ENOtlSU RELATIONS.
Admiral Fournler's After-Dinner Rpeech
Taken Serlonsly by a Correspondent.
Spictal Calls Dttvatch U Tarn Box.
London, Dec 0. Tho Paris correspondent
of the Daily 2?ewt says that the nego
tiations between France and Great Britain
are quite hung up, notwithstanding the
groat accumulation of points In dlsputo.
He ascribes this situation to tho sulklness
of tho French official world, and refers to a
spcochmade by Admiral Fournler at.Touton
on Thursday as an unpleasant sign.
Admiral Fournler declared ttiat thn French
Mediterranean Hoot wns ready to fight, and
was able to await with confldonce events that
seemed to be shaping themselves. IIo com
pared the calm dignity of tlio French navy In a
trying tlmo with tho bellicose talk ot certain
adversaries, indirectly intimating that ho
meant Great Britain,
Tho correspondent adds that a draft of the
speech was submitted to M. Lockroy, Minister
ot Marine, before It was delivered and that It
was approved.
On thootharhand,the Paris correspondent of
tho Times says that the spoech was evidently a
post-prandial oration.
FRANCE THREATENS CHINA.
Consul at Shanghai Talks of Calling for
Moro Warships to Enforce Ills Demands,
Special Cable Dcipatcha to Tax Sum.
Siianoiiai, Deo. 5. Tho Frenoh Consul here,
who Is engaged in a diplomatto dispute with
the Viceroy. Is threatening to bring moro war
ships to the port, and tho Chinese aro making
demonstrative preparations to resist hostilities.
Tho Viceroy refuses to discuss the French
demands arising from theNlngpo dispute. The
Consul, In addition. Is demanding an extension
of the area ot the French settlement in Shang
hai as compensation for the riots which oc
curred in July.
Ho also claims a furthor extension here
nftor. The Frence Minister at Poklu has ad
vised the Tsuug-ll-Yamen to comply with the
demands before pressure is appllod.
London, Dee. 0. A despatch to the Telegraph
from Shanghai says that tho French domands
are equivalent to tho alienation ot a valuable
portion of the Yangtse-Kiang Valley.
DRBTPU BITES ATTACKED DT HOB.
Dlstnrbanrs nnd Two Men Shot After Soma
Angry Harangues.
Setcial Caul Dupatek to Tna Srsx.
Pasis, Dec 6. After on anti-Dreyfus meet
ing to-night, held under the auspices ot the
League of Patriots, at which MM. Drouldede
and Mllievoye made violent harangues, urging
their hoarers to ceaso talking and to act, the
audience marched to a hall where a meeting of
revisionists was in progress.
A disturbance occurred and two revolver
shots wero fired. A police ofOcor and a civilian
were wounded. The shooter was arrested.
He is supposed to be an Anarchist.
TDE FRANCO-ITALIAN TRBATT.
King Humbert Expresses Ills Satisfaction
at Its Conolu. ion.
Special Cablt Dttvatch to Tin Sox.
Roue, Dec. 5. Tho King to-day received the
addresses of tho Senato and Chamber ot Depu
ties in reply to the speech from the throne.
In responding, the King expressed his satisfac
tion at the conclusion of the commercial treaty
between Italy and France. The relations of
Italy with all of the powors. he said, were excellent.
OEN. BROOKE COMING UOME.
Amerlenn Military Commander In Porto
Tllrn Halls frtfin Snn ,Iunn.
Special Cable Dctpatch to Thk Hck.
San Juan. Porto Rico. Dec. 5. Gen. Brooke,
the American military commander here, ac
companied by his staff, sailed for tho United
States at 5 o'clock this aftornoon.
PORGER BECKER COLLAPSES.
After Three Years In Jail He Pleads Guilty
Light Sentence Promised.
San Fbancibco, Dec. 5. Karl Becker, the
forger, whose skill cost tho Nevada Bank over
S20.000, stood up before Judgo Wallace In
court this morning and acknowledged his
guilt. The collapse ot this most romarkablo
case was due to a compromise. Tho Bankors'
Association, the District Attorney's oftleo, and
the notice made overtures to Beckorou Satur
day lust to plead guilty, promising to uso In
fluence to secure u light seutenoo.
The forger ut llrst refused, but long confine
ment In the county jail had shattered his
nerves and injured his health. All Interested
agreed to ask Judgo Wallace to pass u soven
years' sentence, Becker has been in jail for
nenrly throe icars. Sentence was lived for
Friday noxt, at which time Judge, Wallaco will
probably send Bgcker to San Quentin for seven
yoars,
WILL STUDT THE BROADWAT FIRE
Philadelphia Ofllclals Sent Here to Get
Points About High Ilulldlnga.
PuiLADiCLPMiA, Deo. 5. Chief Building In
spector Haddock and Chief Engineer Baxter of
tlio Fire Bureau wore nent to New York to-day
to make a study of the Broadway fire. Thoy
will makoa report, upon which It Is probabln
that somo municipal regulations will be ba.od
covering tho erection of high buildings. Tho
tallest office building In Philadelphia to-day
lias seventeen nlorlos. butlthas been proposed
to erect some higher ones, and a legal restric
tion may be adopted to prevent It.
DINNER TO GEN. FITZIIUGII LEE.
He nnd the .Members of Ills Staff Expert to
He In Cuba by Next Sunday,
SiVANNAii, Ga Dee. 5, A dinner was given
to Major-Gen, Fitr.hugh Lee and other officers
of the Seventh Atmy Corps ut tho Do Soto
Hotel this evening. Covers were laid for sixty
one. Gen. I)0 and others mudospoeches,
(Jen. l.ee and the members of his staff expect
to be In Cuba by next Sunday.
" I." Switchman Tumble, to the Street,
Frank Nugent, a switchman for tho Brooklyn
Elevated Railroad, was sent out from tho sta
tion at Myrtle avenue and Broadway, Williams
burg, yesterday afternoon to turn a switch for
an East New York train. He had dlftloulty in
moving the switch, und, losing his balance, fell
to the street. He landed on his legs, breaking
them both.
Deerfoot Farm Sausages,
Made of the tender meat of little pig. and choice I
aplcea. You have never Uated iau.aue in perfection I
unlesaou bava tried tbem. lie w.re of Imitation..
Ada. J
PEACE TREATY AGREED TO T I
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ZONO SESSION OP COMMISSION SnOWS fij
FArORARLE PUbQRESS.
" m
Spanish Representatives Say That tha 9
Americans Conceded Their Demand ns4- 9
to the mediation ot Articles Chnlrmnn . .
Day Says Ue Can " Report Progress"." 8j
Special ColU Detptlchtt to Tna Bum. W,
PAnis, Deo. 5. Tho session ot the loin. ;5j
Peaco Commission held to-day lasted from fj-ij
o'olook In tho afternoon until 7 o'olook In the.
evonlng. ?if
Upon tho conclusion ot the meeting Judge f,
Day, tho President of the Amorlcan Commie- f
slon, said that he oould report Progress, but
othorwlso all ot the Commissioners were pa "t
eommuntoatlvo. V!
The length of to-day's session is evidence) ;s
that mattors nro progressing favorably. Th 'v
Amorlcan Commissioners aro absolutely mut js
regarding tho business transacted to-day m
but the Spaniards stato that tho MP v
rosontattves of tho United States agreed; il
to accopt the Spanish view, that raat i
ters arising from tho nrtlolcs already muw ;.?
tually agreed upon should bo taken up first anil .',-l
tho additional articles subsequently. Henea t
the progress made to-day. for there Is reason t-,
to believe that tho Spaniards wers determines tm
to refuso to entertain the additional article j
prior to tho settlement bt the matters arlsmjs ,-1
from those already agreed to. !
It is believed that the treaty has now been; ;
agreed to absolutely. It will contain eighteen l
articles, lnoludlng those ot major Importanoa. i'j
Bonator Frye loft the session as hour prior to)
its termination. This loads color to the rumors)
that ho and another Senator are the (ntratw
tigeant membors of tho commission. J
Madbid. Doc. 5. It is announced hers that) t!
tho repatriation ot the Spanish troops from the; ' I
Philippines will be effected exclusively by
Spanish transports. t
THE SENATE AND TOE TREATT, 4
Ulfty Sountors Counted for Ratification. J
SO Aj-fnlnst and 14 Doubtful. $
Washington. Dec. 5. Senators interested 14
tho question ot whother a troaty ot peace can, '
be ratified at the present session have modest j
careful and unbiased canvass ot tho Senate, f
whloh shows that fifty of the nlnoty present
members aro avowed advooatos of ratification. 'A
In tho now Senate they are eight or ton votes '!
stronger, and as it is evident that tho treaty n
would havo tho necessary two-thirds vjoto and ;j
be promptly ratified at an extra sessionIts j'l
friends think that tho opposition willgroclously f
consent to ratification by tho present BenatOf 4
Thoso who nro cou nted f or the treaty aro : i
Ilepubllcana Aldrlob, Alllaon, Baker, Bnrroirsj j
Carter, Chandler, Clark, Callom, Davis, Dtbos, El' 5J
kins, Fairbanks, Foraker, Frye, Oalllnger, Gear; 'j
Ranna, Ban.brougb, Uawley, Lodge, UACBrlde, Mo- j
Hlllan, Maaon, Melton, Penrose, Ferkln., Piatt ot 1
Connecticut, l'latt of New York, Prltchard, Procter, '$
Quay, Bewell, Bhoup, Thunton, Warren, We (mors. "A-
Wilson, Wolcott and Bimona. 3-j
Democrat. Gray, Llndtay, Morgan and "Potta.. )
Populate aud Silver Cannon, Xyle, Mantle. Btote- i'j
art. Teller, Turner and Ueltfeld. ,!
Those who aro counted surely against th m
treaty, twenty-six in number, are :
Republican! Bala and Morrill. '.
Democrat! Bacon, Bate, Berry, Caffery, Chilten, j
Clay, Cockrell, Faulkner, Gorman, Jonea of Arkan- ';
eat, UcEnery, Mallory, Mitchell, Murphy, Paaco, ,J
Roach, Bmlth, Tillman, Turley, Turple, Vett and. Ml
White. , M
PopulitU Butler and Fettlgrew. m j
The fourteen counted as doubtful are : mt
Bepubllcane Hoar, Bpooner and Wellington. M
Democrats Mills, Daniel, Martin, Money, Ilaw ,B
Ungt, Kenney, McLaurln and Sullivan. " Ml
Populitta aud Silver Allen, Jonea of Xevad an J j
Rarria. W
THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. $
Xo Differences Are Known to Exist Amontj' ,4
the Amerlenn Commissioners. S
Washington. Doc.5. Nothing to confirm that a
reports from Paris that thoro is considerable,
dlfforenco of opinion among the Amorlcan, ,
Peace Commissioners has been received at the
Stato Department. None ot tlio officials be 3
lloves Itho reports. Tho latest despatch from J
tho American Commissioners, giving their "
opinions on certain questions, was signed.
unniilmously. .)
Tho Administration hns not received any oh
flcial notification to lead it to bolleve that at -.
treaty incorporating tho matters not contained
in tho protocol which this Government Is anxnl V!
ous to have adjusted will not bo concluded-) J,
There is an opinion prevailing In official; "j!
circles, however, that tho Joint Commission.! ;
will sign a kg 1 1 era treaty of iieaee, )tx -
which will bo Included tho agreement J"
reached in regard to Cuba. 1'orlo Rico, thr 4,1
Philippines und the Island of Guam, und after5! if
this has been dltmooed of proceed to negotiate.; J:
on tho several additional propositions of that .4
United States, of which the purchase of a cabto '
ami coaling stntlon in tho Carolines is the fore '? I
most in importance. f,
;?
DR. I M. RANNET STARRED
ISy Ills Ilrnlher-ln-Lnw Whose Child B )
Would Not Surrender. r(
Charles F.Pillett, 28 yearsold. of 112Lexln(r ,
ton avenue. Brooklyn, came over to this boM -f,
ough yesterday, and going to thn residence of; Jil
his brother-in-law. Dr. F. M. Ranney, at rt3il fi
West Fifty-sixth street, demanded that th 4
doctor give up Plllett's elx-year-old boy. Ji
Plllott and tils wlfo separated some weeks) -j
ago and the woman left the child with her '
brother. SJ
Dr. Banney ordered Pillett to leave tho 21
house, and when lie refused attempted ''
to eject him. Pillett grabbed a paper Ju
knifo which Was lying on a table und '
stabbed tho physician in the head live times, 6
Ho then left thu house. A servant summoned, i'
an ambulance und Dr. Runney's injuiies were L'
ilressod by tho surgeon. He was not taken 19 (At.1
tho hospital, ji-
Tlio cnao was reported to the police and !) Ji'
toctlves Shceliiin and I,oekwonl arrested Plllott il
nt his homo last night. Ho was locked up la
tno West Forty-seventh street station. Dr. "ft
Ranney will lint bo ubla to appear in court ?'
against thu man for n week. iV-
MR. CROKER'S PJtOMISE FOR 1009, J
Tnmmniiy Will Support the Dxmocratle ?
I'lHtfnrm, He la (Juottnl ns Suy I up:.
Indianapolis, Ind Dec 5. Leon Bailey, th '
defeated freo sliver candidate for Congress B ,
this district, denied to-day that Richard Uroker 1
of Now York hud conferences during his recent
visit to West Baden Springs nnd other places
in thu West with leading Indiana Democrats
for tho purpose of shelving Bryan nnd freo
silver. Mr, Bailey said he met Mr. CroVer nt ',
the Auditorium In Chicago, but not by arrange-
ment, It was a cnoual meeting of acqualut- i
aucoH, IL
Of courne they talked politics. Mr. Croker S
said that wliutever platform might be adopted I
in 1000 by tho Denioeratii) Convention would t
meet with the united support of the Tammany V
Society, thn regular party organization ot the 4
Stato of Now )ork: that there would be no A
more walking out of the convention or failure jp
mi the paitof thnN'uw York delegation to parti X
clpato In tho deliberations of that body, T
GELATINE EXPLOSION KILLS FtrK, 3
Part of n California Powder Works Blow j!
Up with Terrlllp Effect.
Ban Fbancibco, Dec 6. The gelatine de-r
partment of the Judson Powder Works, aft jj
Stege, about twelve miles northeast of this eltytj
exploded this afternoon. Superintendent Kens 3
nedy and tour Chinese workmen wero killed T
The bhock was felt very distinctly here, k
A Good Cook I i
ontdeea herself with a gaa range. It makes eves 4 1
bad one Improve wonderfully. Cooking by gas 2
aiioply a aclentino espeiiineot. Ait. Tt
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