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Vol. 85, No. 21,006. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1894-TWELVE PAGES.
TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR PUBLISHED DAILY EXCKPT MJKDAT, AT THE STAR BUILDINGS, 1101 TtniylTaala Arctm?, Car. 11th Street, by The Evening Star Newspaper Com nan j, 8. H. KAUFFMANN.Pree t. Tew York Oice, 49 Pottar The Evening Star 1* served to ?ubscrll>ers In the ?1ty by carriers, on their owb aceoant, at 10 cents r* rw?k, or 44e. per luorth. Copies at the counter cent# cach. By mail?anywhere la the United State* or Ca'uida?pontage prepaid? 50 fints p*r mon'h. Satrrday Quintuple Slwet Star. $1.00 per year; With foreign postage adtl^d. $3.00. (ZntTrd at the Poat OfBce at Washington. D. C.. ?r KeofXjd-ol.iM mail matter.) ty All mail subscriptIons must be i?kl in ndranee. Rat** of advertising mad** known on application. HILL'S CALCULATION Mu ^wtunps Confident He Will Ba Done to Death. WHAT THE SENATOR'S FRIENDS SAY Not the Hill but the Cleveland Democracy on Trial. HILL TO WIN EITHER WAY What are Senator Hill's real calcula tions? This Is the absorbing question of the hour In political circles. The mug wumps are confident that this tlm? he will be done to death. Beaten for governor of New York, as they are boasting, that he will be. and by a majority that they esti mate will run away up Into the thousands, he will return here In December, they are promising themselves, shorn of the last ve3tige of his consequence and power. They see him already, in their mind's eye. sitting alone in the Senate, under party ban for his vote against the tariff bill, and com pletely discredited because of his defeat at home. Neither voice nor vote of his will. In their judgments, count for any thing more, here or elsewhere. The Sena tor's initials will remain the s.ame, but his front name will be changed Dennis, and all will be over with hira. HHPs Friends lalle. Mr. Hill's friends smile at all this. They are not themselves boasting. Nobody con cedes the gravity of the situation?the many difficulties In the way of democratic suc cess In New York In November?the neces sity of harmony In democratic circles proper?more readily or unreservedly than does the old regular who for ten years past, has been training In the empire state under the banner of the aggressive man from Elmira. He sees all of the pitfalls dug. and now digging, for his chief, and he carries an anxious heart in his bosom. But he believes Implicitly In Mr. Hill, and he Is absolutely certain of one thing, and that is that his chief will carry himself In the struggle, and afterward. In a way to command democratic respect, and to retain his hold on the party organization at heme, no matter what the results may be ? A New York democrat of this type. In conversation with a representative of The Star today on this subject, said: The Cleveland Democracy Trial. "The mugwumps, with characteristic fa tuity. misconceive the situation. It Is not the Hill democracy, but the Cleveland de mocracy. that is on trial in this contest. Mr. Hill Is the nominee, by the regular action of the party In convention assembled. No democrats, properly so called, can refuse to support him without Incurring the reproach of being a bolter and paying the penalty of such defection. The support of the mug wumps was never In the calculation?is not In the calculation now. New York Is a democratic state, and a united democratic vote can put Mr. Hill back Into the govern or's chair, and the democrat who sulks or deserts this year will draw the bar sinister across his own fortunes forever." The Vayaard Episode. "Would the Maynard episode excuse any Cleveland man for voting against Mr. Hill?" was asked. "How could It?" was the reply. "The act for which th? republicans denounce Judge Maynard was not In the Interests of Mr. Hill, but In the Interests of fair play and the democratic party. The party got the benefit of It and accepted It, the Cleveland men with the rest. Why, even the mug wumps themselves shared in the usufruct of that transaction when they worked with the democratic party, which had been strengthened by it. In the national cam paign of lKri Then, besides. Col. Lamont, Mr. Cleveland's nearest and dearest friend, helped to make the ticket upon which Judge Maynard ran, and traveled from Washington to New York to vote for it. With all of these things past dispute, where Is the authority or the reason for making the Maynard matter an Issue among dem ocrats?" If Cleveland Mca Cat the Ticket. "But suppose, with one argument and another, and one means and another, enough Cleveland men are Induced to cut the ticket to insure Mr. Hill's defeat?" was asked. "Why. even In that event, such Cleveland men and their mugwump allies and per suaders wot Id miss their ultimate aim. Their real desire is to get possession of the organization in New York. They have worked hard for that, and in many devious and questionable ways. They may try to pe.tua.ie themselves that by knocking out Mr. Hill th?y would come into that long desired and much-desired kingdom. But they w.uld not. Mr. Hill would still be master of the situation at home, still in pos session of the party machinery, and more than ever endeared to the rank and tile. He Is strong now as the hero of many battles. He would be stronger then tor having suf fered In his individual fortunes for his party's sake. Hill Staada to Win. "As I regard It, Mr. Hill stands to win In any event. If elected he will inevitably be the standard bearer of the party In ISOtt. That will follow as the night follows day. If defeated, he will still be the leader of the New York democracy, with his friends and lieutenants in possession of every local post of Importance In the party organization, and eager to serve him In any and every way. Let us suppose the next democratic presidential nomination going to a western man, and his election as the result of democratic defeat In New York next month, with whom would he consult and treat about New York mat ters? With the men who had outlawed themselves, and were absolutely without Crty standing, or with the man and his utenants standing for straight democ racy and Its authorized representatives at home? The question is so simple It answers Itself. The present situation is grave, but Mr. Hill Is secure in this: His gain must be the party's gain; his loss the party's loss. No Cleveland democrat can strike Mr. Hill without inflicting a blow on the Purty." The 1*1 n n to Knife Hill. The Intimation, which comes from reliable quarters, that the plan of the antl-Hlll d> irocrats and mugwumps Is to knife Hill and elect Lockwood and Uaynor, if possible, excites a great deal of interest. There is no question about It. that the division of opin ion in the anti-Hill ranks is as to whether this policy or that of putting up an inde p> ndent ticket is to be followed, and the evidences are very strong that a majority of them are in favor of simply knifing Hill or. the quiet. The Ulea of humiliating their ei.emy by making him conspicuous as the only one defeated Is very tempting, and the only thing that could overthrow this plan 1s the danger that It may fall. Democrats who are friendly to Hill sug gest that It will be an extremely dangerous thing to the Fairchild-Grace people to at teirpt the secret knifing of Hill. If this Is attempt*!, they say. it will be found to be a game that two can play at, and the chances are If any one on the ticket is elect ed. It will be Hill, and that Gaynor will be defeated and possibly Lockwood. The only chance of success for the whole ticket lies. they intimate. In Hill's receiving as loyal support as Is given the other candidates. If an example Is made of Hill, they Intend that It shall b? an example of his superior ity over his enemies. Aa to Administration Support. Meanwhile the agitation over the question of whether or net Mr. Hill shall have the st.pport of the administration faction Is very annoying to the democratic leaders, who are working for the next House and for general party success. While the nomination of Hill Is a general disappointment to the na tional leaders In the party, and his success means their humiliation, they recognise that such a division In New York as would make the campaign there a hopeless struggle against the inevitable would have a de pressing effect upon democrats In the con gressional campaign, both In and outside of New York state. General apathy Is what they are struggling against In the congres sional campaign. They feel that a vigorous, exciting and hopeful campaign In New York would a louse the energies of democrats elsewhere, but that a feeling of distemper would be excited by a party split there, resulting seriously to the party in the congressional campaign. A feeling on the part of demo cratic voters that the administration would sacrifice party Interests to gratify personal enmity would cause many antl-admlntstra tion democrats throughout the country to lose their grip In the campaign and let the election slide. There Is very little love for Hill anywhere In the party, but there are many democrats In every section of the country whose party loyalty alone causes them to take active Interest in the campaign. If an example of disregard for party organization is fur nished by that faction of the party against which they feel resentment they will be very apt to follow It. and practice reprisal a little on their own behalf. It Is said that private letters received from Mr. Hill settle all controversy as to the posribility of his declining the nomina tion. It is said that these letters leave no doubt of his acceptance whenever notified. He May Rmlgs. The suggestion that If Mr. Hill Is elected gove'nor of New York he will Immediately resign, permitting Lockwood, who would be lieutenant governor In the case of demo cratic success, to serve as governor. Is very generally accepted by democrats familiar with the New York situation. Among those democrats who are In the habit of betting on elections It Is said that a dis crimination Is made between a bet that "Hill will be elected" and a bet that he "will be governor," the latter bet being generally declined, upon the assumption that he will probably not serve If elected. ? ABOUT INDIAN AFFAIRS The Facts Stated in the Annual Report of the Commissioner. He FsTon the Placing of Indian Children In the Pablle Schools? Fnnda for Sectarian Schools. The annual report of D. M. Browning, the commissioner of Indian affairs, was submitted today to the Secretary of the In terior. He reports progress in the work of the allotment of lands to Indians and also In constructing systems of Irrigation. He states that the year has been unmarked by any outbreak or disturbance of any kind. The aggregate of appropriations available during the year was $10,750,000. The aggregate enrollment for the year has been 21,451. with an average attendance of 17.004, against 21.117 enrollment and lU,:t03 attendance for the previous year. There has been an Increase In the enrollment of government boarding schools on reserva tions and a falling oft in government day schools. The commissioner notes an edu cational awakening among the Navajoes, which he attributes to a visit of a delega tion to the world's fair. The defects In most Indian schools, he says, are bad water sup ply and sewerage. The commissioner says that contracts for schooling of Indians have been declined or reduced wherever It could be done without depriving the children of school privileges. The average attendance in the various classes of schools Is given aa follows: Gov ernment schools, 11,813; contract schools, 5.0*7; public day schools and mission schools not assisted by the government, 17,000. The report states that no children have been forced to attend schools away from their reservation homes. The opinion is ex pressed that the ultimate end of absorbing the Indian population "Into our school system, as well as our civil policy, must be kept constantly In view and every effort made, by pressure and per-tuaslon, to In crease the attendance of Indian pupils at public schools." Favors the Public Schoola. This policy, the report states, will be vigorously pushed, and the local authorities will be encouraged by money payments to co-operate with the government In gotting the Indian children Into the public schools. A reduction of $75,<mo In the amount appro priated for contract schools was mude, as compared with the preceding year. The total appropriation was $401,885. The amount for K iman Catholic schools is reduced from $38U,745 to $35(>,215; Presbyterian, $30,310 to none; Congregational, $10,825 to none. The report indorses the opinion expressed by the last Indian commissioner that the laws prol.lblt the sale of liquor to Indians who have received allotments, but who ere still under the charge of an agent of the United States. He states that It Is unfortu nate that It Is impracticable to secure a decision from the Supreme Court, those of the district courts being unfavorable. The commissioner Is of the opinion that the act of May 3, 18W1, relating to Indian depredation claims should either be repeal ed or amended so as to place upon the United States the sole responsibility and ultimate liability for the payment of judg ments rather than to take the money from the Indian funds. For HellKloaa Organisations. During the past year lands have been set apart within the several Indian reserva tions for the temporary use and occupancy of missionary and religious societies as fol lows; Wichita, Oklahoma, 100 acres, American Baptist Home Missionary Society; Quapaw, I. T., 40, Roman Catholic; Klamath, Oreg., 100, Methodist Episcopal; Yakima, Wash., 100, Roman Catholic; Moquls, Ariz., 40, Mennonlte Mission Society; Crow, Mont., 10, Roman Catholic; Fort Peek, Mont., 40. Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions; Lower Brule. S. D., 2, Presbyterian; San Carlos. Ariz., 10, Evangelical Lutheran Gen eral Synod of Wisconsin; Cheyenne and Arapahoe, Oklahoma, 2, Plymouth Congre gational; Pine Ridge, S. D., 40, Protestant j Episcopal; Rosebud, S. D. 120, Protestant Episcopal; Warm Sprirgs, Oreg., 14, United Presbyterian; White Eirth, Minn., 54, Protestant Episcopal; White Earth, Minn., SO, Roman Catholic; Navajo, N. M? Pro testant Episcopal; Blackfeet. Mont., 160, Methodist Episcopal Church; Fort Ber tho'.d, N. D., 40, Congregational; Oneida, Wis., 1, Protestant Episcopal. Onr New Austrian Minister. The name of the new Austrian minister to the United States Is Mr. von Hengel muller. He has arranged to reach Wash ington early in November, at which time the present minister. Chevalier de Tavera. leaves for his new post In Brazil, vacated i by Mr. von Hengelmuller. Mr. von Hengel- | muller was here in 1882 as secretary of the Austrian legation. After that he served at London and Bucharest, and was made min ister to Servla. He Is regarded as a diplo- j mat of high rank. Trenasry Receipts. National bank notes received today for redemption, $170,288. Government receipts: From Internal revenue. $231,433; customs, $381,502; miscellaneous, $27,740. THE BOY WAS ASLEEP However, Thirty-Two Men Working on City Post Office. A SCENE OF ACTIVE BUSTLE Not One, but Several Painters Worked All Day. MR. SAYRES' EXPLANATION The water boy employed on the city post office building was asleep under a pile of boards when The Star reporter visited the site thli morning, and so the daily census cannot be said to be wholly accurate. The boy was not at work. He was rather a potentiality than a factor. But he was on tap. so to speak, and so, with its customary generosity. The Star will count him in to day as contributing to the happiness and weal of Washington by adding his mite to the work of finishing the structure. With this preliminary explanation, the fact may be stated that there were &t 10 o'clock this morning thirty-three men laboring on the building. This Is an npparent Increase of two over yesterday, but the gain is not cer tain. In the afternoon of yesterday The Star became aware of the fact that there were three painters making the atmos phere and the landscape hideous, instead ? was stated. The third artist had hidden himself behind one of the beams that he was making gorgeous, and so escaped! detection. Arguing from probabii n ,Were,."koly the Bame th'rty three men at work yesterday as today, for 'J* "?t * atretchof the Imagination to be Ueve that the other man. too. was some "h ??" ,t.he Premises. It Is not a difficult thing for the workingmen to get lost to the eye on this building. There Is such a vast 11 sP,ace a,i'l ?o few men that they could all easily play hide and seek with the census taker if they should so prefer Maybe that was what the water boy was doing this morning, but. if so, the effort was too much for his endurance, for when the count was made he had gone com pletely over to the historic Morpheus, and was fast asleep in his arms. . ?;OUld not ^ a baU l(,ea tor the Treas ury Department to establish a census bu rl^11 k? "nnect*on with the construction of wnr? At? ml*ht save considerable worry on the part of the citizens, a good Ei," would be to erect at the northeast 5 n , ere the local unemployed gather dally In scores, a large bulletin board, an ?hr ?'Bcia,iy the exact state ,hlhe "lenJ^y were thus divided up on ^r?rk.:.Nlne ^ere fltt'nK the beams into place on the southeast corner, having aban doned the northeast corner, though that tf'njf completed; nine others were handling the material on the ground Tram r,?" ,Wfr Kitting It loaded on the iUiJUi- . thf *?uth fr?nt; three were slinging red paint broadcast; three were stationed at the hoisting engines, though jW0 these were In use; three were still digging in the trench at the northeast ??I?e!LtWO ?ere mea8urlng boards on the ronii Is an wondering how they might h?H,Hinir Kreat walk that surrounds the J?ri, ^ an? .?ne> as has been BalJ. was dreaming of possums and sweet potato '?? I5at?rlal Is now coming fast? thi 11 can 1)6 erected. and I i?hP ? ground floor Is being covered ,, ama and Klrders and ties that are scattered over It in sections, according to the numbers painted on their sides. Th? name at the northeast corner, where the masonry work Is to be next begun, has yet ^Ll?UC,he3 ,0 put upon 11'? but as the number of men Is small-and. of course there are no more men to be had-the work has been shifted down .to the other corner, 1(*vln* an unfinished trail all along the easi fcide. There is possibly some technical rea son to be obtained for this, but It was not forthcoming tills morning. There is ma terial enough on the floor to occupy all four of the hoisting engines at once, and there are today several tons of iron at the north east corner waiting to be hoisted and set in place. rirnrgle Iron. There Is a curious feature about this iron work that is Interesting. The beams that go Into the building are all stamped with the name "Carnegie" in bold letters. The Carnegie firm bid for the first contract for supplying the iron structure for the base ment and the first story, but they were too high, and Pearce got the job. Carnegie iron went into the building, just the same, and doubtless both Carnegie and I'earce made profits on the work. Then came the second contract for the next four stories, which Is row under execution. Carnegie was once again a bidder, but again too high, and the Indianapolis firm got the work. But the de livery of '?Carnegie" iron has not ceased. The materials that are going into these stories still bear the magic letters, and it is to be presumed that the Carnegie people are not In the habit of losing money on their operations. The single beams and girders are shipped direct from the Home stead works to this city, but the composite pillars or posts, that are made of several pieces of steel bolted together, are put to gether in Indianapolis. Thus this material has to be shipped to Indianapolis from Pittsburg, there put together, and then freighted here. It is no wonder that there has been a delay. Any local firm could have done as much, and doubtless have done It cheaper, owing to the reduced freights, and unquestionably more promptly. The cast-Iron pillafs that form the edge of the interior wails are being furnished by Schneider of this city. Deluy iu Stone*. ? Meanwhile, there is a delay In the de livery of certain parts of the stonework that does not In any way depend upon the construction of the Iron frames. There are two great gaps in the main entrance that are to be filled later, when the stones come. The "spandrlls" or heads of the arches of the gieat dcor on the north side have not yet left the quarry. There is no reason why the tower cannot be built ahead of the rest of the structure, as It Is wholly inde pendent as to foundation and weights, but this view has not Impressed itself as yet upon the contractors. The quarry work has not yet been quite up to date. For a long time the contractors there undertook to carry on other work in addition to this Job, but this was not practicable, and of late the plan has been tried of doing nothing but this job. It is announced here that there are IStO men at work In the Fox Island quarries on the city post office stone. The materials are all shipped to this city by vessels, which take about three weeks each on the trip here. There seems to have been little system In the matter of shipping, for several times has it happened that two or three vessels have arrived here at the same time, making the work of unloading ana hauling very difficult. During June there were three schooners at the wharves at one time. Today there are five on their way, liable to arrive within a few days of each other. The trouble with this plin is that the delivery of such a great quantity of stone at once chokes up the yards at the wharf and the narrow space around the building, so that quick work is made almost In-practicable for weeks after the arrival of the vessels. Sir. Snyrea' Explanation. Chairman Say res of the House commit tee on appropriations, speaking of the slow manner in which work was progressing upon the new post office building in Wash ington, before he went away from Wash ington. said that the House would willingly appropriate all the mon;y that was neces sary to carry on the work. The committee cn appropriations was anxious to have the work proceed, because It was believed that ir.or.ey could be saved by having the build ing completed earlier. "It la a shame," he continued, "the way the work progresses on that building, and It makes me mad every time I go by It. And the reason Is that the last architect of the treasury un der the Harrison administration approved a contract for a long time?three times as long as was necessary. This work is delay ed by those who rent offices to the govern ment In the city. They do not want the post office building completed, because It will be occupied by many bureaus of the government that are now paying very high rents. That is what is retarding the work on that structure. X have known It, and everybody that has taken, the trouble to look into the matter has known It, for some time. There Is no telling now how long this work will drag along, but It is no fault of Congress. We are ready to give them all the money they want If they will only push the building along." The Rate. The rats established today by the thirty three men who were at work on the build ing would finish the structure on the 13th of December, 1900. Thus, these good people ere striving to give the patient people of Washington a Christmas present to start the century, a present that would be more acceptable than anything else in the mar ket, unless it might be a new municipal bul!dlng. In the light of the present ex perience, however, life is far too short to wcrry about things that may happen in the year 2000. WAITISU FOR THE SECRETARY. Mr. Smith Will Fiud Plenty of Dnal neu "When He Retarna. When Secretary Smith returns to the In terior Department, he will find himself for a time Immersed in business of that de partment. No appointment!-have been made during his absence, and It is understood that a large number are awaiting his action, in cluding a number of changes to be made in the pension office. Then thsre are all the annual reports that come in during the fall, but which will not be made public un til the Secretary has had an opportunity to examkie them. Reports frjm the governors of most of the territories have been received already. The bureau officers are now pre paring their reports, which will be placed in the Secretary's hands soon after his re turn. They Include the report of the com missioners of patents, land office, pensions, census, Indian affairs and others of less Importance. Secretary Snr.lth Is expected to return soon after the election in Georgia. IN CONNECTICUT Commissioner of Patents Beymour on the Democratic Outlook. Think* a Strong State Ticket Has Been XomlnnKO?Ca?*re??loaal Flight on Tariff Lines. The political situation in Connecticut is exciting consldeiable Interest at this time owing to the Ytsnrous campaign being waged by both partlea U> elect a state ticket and by the fcffort of the republicans to change the coippfctxion of the congres sional delegation. There are three demo crats and one M the present House. the democrats being elected by good round majorities. Mr. John S. Seymour, commissioner of patents, returned from Connecticut to day. Mr. Seymour is well posted i:pon the political situation in Connecticut t.nd gave a Star reporter an - interesting statement of the condition of affairs. Mr. Seymour says that there is great enthusiasm among democrats all over the State and that they are going Into the campaign with vigor, conscious of the fact that they have nom inated a strong stato ticket. The demo crats were very fortunate in their selec tion of candidates and have chosen men of personal popularity, as well as of in tegrity ard fair fame. The democratic party in Connecticut has espoused the cause of a proposed change In the state constitution. The proposition, he says, meets with popular favor on every hand and will help the party, bringing to its sup port the voles of men who want good gov eminent. A Fight on Tariff Lines. In the congressional campaign an aggres sive fight on tariff lines will be made by the democrats. The new law, he says, is not as well understcod as it should be and a campaign of Instruction will be waged. The manufacturers themseUes know, he says, that the new tariff is favorable to them in many respects. Connecticut is a state of diversified Industries, and nearly every manufacturing Interest is favorably affected by the bill in one way or another. Free lead and free copper will help the great brass goods manufacturers. Free wool will aid the makers of many lines of textile goods, and free alcohol in the arts has long been demanded by the hat makers, to ? hi,m It Is a necessity. Free lumber and reduced duties on coal and Iron ore, he says, will also be appreciated by the manufac turers, while they can find no fault with the textile schedules. Another cause for congratulation, Mr. Seymour says, is the fact that there is no split in the democracy of the state. They are solidly united, presenting an unbroken front to the enemy; the organisation is good, while the greatest amity and con cor t prevails in the rank and file of the party. A WAR OF EPITHETS. The Latent Literary News of the Chlno-Jnpanese Campaign. Officials of the Japanese legation have re ceived an interesting budget of news and gossip in the last mall from Japan. The spirit of the people Is shown In war songs sung by the Japanese troops as they push toward Pekin. The songs were officially complied by order of Prince Arisugawa. They breathe great bittenieas against China, and significantly declare that "now Is the time to plant the flag of the riaing sun on the walls of l'ekln and to Illuminate Its dark ness." Each verse of the aong begins and ends with "Strike and chastise China.'" The various verses describe the Chinese as "ar rogant and insolent" with an "army of cowards." Of the Chinese troops the war song says: "They are an undisciplined rabble, and however line their arms look, they are useless iike line ladies in pictures." The chant closes with an invocation to "march and Pre as long as breath remains." The Japanese minister of finance has of ficially made known that the war will not be allowed to interrupt the internal improve ments of Japan. Consequently railway con struction is to procoeG with the same vigor as in peaceful times. The minister has ar ranged that the treasury shall keep separate accounts of the war expenses and those for Internal Improvements, in order that the former may not overshadow the latter. The latest custom house reports Issued In Japan show that her trade *ith the United States is greater than that with any other country. The total trade last year was about 4,lX!0,'JU0 yens The British trade, which comes second, is 3,WW,00(1 yens. The Japanese people and press are re torting to the Chinese emperor's proclama tion directing that the Japanese "wo-Jen," meaning pigmies, should be driven to their lairs. The Chinese are being called "chau chau," the word signifying puerility. Toupt-kau," meaning pig-tailed vagabonds, is also used. China is referred to as "Mel so-koku," meaning the country in which people cannot make up their minds. The Japanr-se theaters ar*> already pre senting plays showing the routs of the Chinese on land and sea. FALSE ALARM OF WAR Trouble W th France Anticipated in London. CALLING A SPECIAL CABINET MEETING It Will Discuss Safety of English men at Pekin. NAVAL PREPARATIONS LONDON, October S.?The sudden sum moning of the members of the cabinet for a special council tomorrow has been generally accepted as being connected with son-.e serious difficulty with France regard ing Madagascar. This afternoon, how ever, the officials of the foreign office denied that the summoning of the cabinet council was due to a hitch In the negotia tions with France In regard to Madagascar, but was due to the necessity of discussing several important International questions, one of the chief subjects to be brought up being the safety of British subjects resident In China. A dispatch was received at the foreign office today from the British consul at Pekin stating that he was making arrange ments to Insure the safety of the Birtlsh residents at the Chinese capital. KitraalTC Preparation!. The secretary of state for foreign affairs, the Earl of Klmberley, has been in com munication with the Indian government, and preparations are being made to concen trate English and Indian troops In readiness to proceed further east. It Is added that the sanction of the cabinet is necessary before any further Bteps are possible. A dispatch received here from Portsmouth savs that rumors are current there In re gard to extensive raval preparations. The various heads of departments at the dock yards had a conference ihis morning at which the opinion of the officers was taken In regard to the time the flrst division of the reserve ships could be in readiness to put to sea. The dispatch adds that the training squadron's departure for the West Indies has been postponed from Saturday next to Wed nesday week, and. If necessary, the cruise of the squadron will be abandoned, and the men on board the training ships will be transferred to ships which will be shortly commissioned. Newspaper Opinions. All the afternoon papers gravely discuss the hasty summoning of a cabinet council, and It Is generally accepted as being con nected with rome serious difficulty with France. The morning papers generally attributed the meeting to other causes. The Telegraph thinks that the meeting of the cabinet is more likely to be con rected with Asian affairs than with French. The Slandaid says: It cannot be believed for a moment that any question of differ ence has arisen between England and France that could not be amicably arranged by a patient and temperate discussion. The News says: There are several ques tions at Issue between France and Eng land, but there are no questions of opposing interest comparably la the remotest degree with those which set France and Prussia to antagonism In 1&70. The Feeling at Paris. PARIS, October 3.?The Parisian press are skeptical over the likelihood of trouble with England over Madagascar. The Matin says that Madagascar can offer no possible sub ject for a dispute between Franc* and Ureat Britain, adding: "Once our differences with the Malagasy government are settled, there will be no pretext for a Franco-British conflict. The relations between the two governments were never more tranquil." The Politique Colonlale, reflecting the views of the minister of the colonies, gives, exclusive of the questions of Egypt and Madagascar, a list of eleven outstanding difficulties between England connected wltn frontier and similar disputes in various African colonies. Many of these, however, have practically been settled, and none of them would Justify a rupture unless one country was bent upon picking a quarrel with the other, which, the paper says. Is not the case. The Journal Des Debats and the Temps reproach the French papers for their in temperate language toward England. P Alt IS, October 3.?The minister of for eign affairs, M. Patanoux, denies that a blockade of the Island of Madagascar has been proclaimed by France. The minister of Marine. M. Felix Faure, declares that before such a step could be taken the European powers would have to be Informed of the intention of France to do so. ANANTAItlYO, Madagascar. October 1.? A blockade of the ports of the Island of Madagascar has been proclaimed by France. The resident general has gone to Tamatave. He has been Instructed to take measures to protect the colonists in the event of war. Effect on Stocks. LONDON, October 3.?The stock exchange today closed flat on account of the rumors In circulation regarding the cause of calling a special cabinet council for tomorrow. PAKIS, October 3.?Securities on the bourse today were not affected by the war rumors in circulation, and stocks closed llim. THE MADAGASCAR TKOlBLE. France Determined to Exert Sover elK"t> Over tbe Ialand. The dispute between England and France In regard to Madagascar Is one of long standing. Madagascar Is a large Island separated from the southeastern portion of Africa by the Mozambique channel. It Is now, virtually, under a French protectorate, although It Is claimed In England that at least one-seventh of the Island Is held by British capital. But the French embassy In London recently answered a communi cation from the Madagascar consul in Lon don by a formal statement that, officially, there is no longer such person as a London Madagascar consul, as. It was added, the agents of France In various countries repre sent the Hovas government. Early last month the French government evidently determined upon taking decided | action in regard to Madagascar, probably believing that the hands of England were tied by the cempllcations brought about through the war between China and Japan. Consequently M. LeMyre de Vliers was sent on a special mission to Madagascar and it was understood that lie was to all intents and purposes instructed to demand the ab dication of the government and to annex the Island to France. The Cocard^ of Paris, at the time of the departure of M. Le Myre de Vliers, who Is Just about due at Madagascar, said: "He will call upon the Hova government to satisfy all our demands and to respect all the clauses of our treaties. In the case of the Hova government accepting this de mand, a protocol summarizing our rights ind rendering some oltscure points clear will be drawn up. These rights may be summarized as follows: "The Installation of a French representa tive, who will treat exclusively all ques tions of foreign policy with the powers; the recognition of the rights of Europeans to possess property without any retroces sion clause; the right of treating with the natives for the hire and farming of prop erty; the registration of all deeds concern ng the purchase and hire of prop^ty at rafliT/v"0 h1et,ldeI!Cy: ,he construction of a has tflT'now rof ^ ?M?lagasy government nas till now refused; the freedom of navl S?t?Jl? . fi rtver*: lhe establishment of Xlnk^nt"^ W*?ere the French may rL*" , flt- the appointment of a French ?ourcU? ? a,nd.JK*CUre the ,inan-lal re th? Jw-i f the Present moment, to Hon rff .1.? ?u e natlveg: the installa of a French resident with each of the Malagasy governors, with the object of se curing the respect of treaties ^d th^ proper collection of the taxes -in a woid r^meeCwhlUaPhPl,Catl0?. ?f the PWtaetoEIte regime, which has until now been nothlnr but nominal. If the Hova ministers do not sa-tlsfactlon, M. De Vilers will withdraw to one of the vessels of our squadron, and the commander "of that squadron will then open the sealed instruc tions sent to him." f.'",e,.Coc*rTle *<Med that all this means ?** l^e Y?10? of the cannon will make itself heard without any delay If the Hovas at ?nce accept what may be termed the French ultimatum. Likely to Be War. The Courier Du Solr of Paris, a news paper generally well Informed in connec tion with the foreign policy of France, had this to say of the mission of M. De Vilers rit the time of his departure for Madagas car: "We are assured that M. De Vilers leaves for Madagascar with but little confidence in the pacific result of his mission. The Hovas. who have accumulated stores of arms and ammunition, -ihow warlike pro clivities, and are enooirnged to resist by the English Methodists, who promise them & support a* they gave them In 1SH3, and who do not hesitate to pledge the government of the Queen of England. Thus J* viler*, who waa formerly French resident general at Antananarivo, and is *1the afralr? ot the African Jtnowa the peop.e with whom he Is i a e made no ferret of his to the government, which, during the three months which will elapse final decision Is taken, will com v?~L.. Preparations for the expedition, rtitfj? our l,,'?rmatlon. the expe f't'?"^1,!y corps will consist of S.iJOO men and will march on Antananarivo by a route already carefully studied by several of corps? er* 0t the mllltary engineering d!.yiler" w111 be remembered J5L2? i . Pni.itic agent who ren ?nT?h"T? v*lu*"e service to France dur iS5L.55lf.if 5?" " d,sPute with Slam and who compelled the Slameac to accept the terms offered by France.in spite of the half-lieart ,uPP?rt given to Slam by Great Britain. SOMETHING OF A JOKE The Appointment of Mr. Pugh u Super intendent of the Inoome Tax. He la m Friend of Secretary Carlisle Legislated Oat ?( Bis Former Place. The appointment of ex-Commissioner of Customs Win. Pugh to be superintendent of the Income tax. at *4.200 a year, is re garded by the treasury officials who are not too close to the Secretary as a rather good Joke. The U.JM which is to form Mr Pugh's salary comes from the appropria tion cf (0,000 carried by the supplementary act that was rushed through Congress dur ing the last days of the sea*Ion. This sum was Intended to be expended In the prepa ration of blanks, the printing, etc.. and was not supposed to be devised to cover salaries. It is presumed that there had then been no calculations made as to the destructive effect of the Docker? law. Commissioner Miller, the bead of the in ternal revenue bureau, said this afternoon that Mr. Pugh's ditles for the present 2i'?. . not. necessltate his having any as sistants. Later on, he explained, there will be a force of clerks drafted for this service. Just iicw Mr. Pugh is to busy himself with he preparation of the literature ^?ing ^ ? a compilation of the old decisions th^oM??mPa ?f the prestnt law with "e ?a^ a,?o have to do with the prepara 22. regulations and the blanks .aPPO,ntment is considered as some SSJ Mrm W *?,? Khere 18 "O certainty , u?h wl" have charge of the active work of collecting the tax The law specifically places this work upon the com missloner of Internal revenue, so that it cial C Performed under that offl ,a from Cincinnati, and . It is u? P<*rf0"a> Mend of Secretary salary as commissioner of tt y<ar' that he will profit by the change, it win he not>-<i Uontotfhl,hi,1,R?'8 h'm }"?l ^h^n th^oS tion of the tax, End he will go to work with the comforting ntrurance that he is to collect an arrual tax of U from htasclf. LEGISLATION for ALASKA. What Will Be Attempted at the Neat Seulon of Confrfaa. Another attempt Is to be made during the t omlng Bessie n of Congress to enact legls Ut.or. for the better government of Alaska. Zrl, 'Wb? haVe alread>" K?ne to that territory and made Investments are anxious to have lawa provide whloh wl|| make more secure property rights, ar I which will Sw^ntAb.h"h ClOKer commerciaI relations Su7~ I, k* t,e"1tory Rnd the United the nr., t suggested that one of the first steps toward bringing Alaska Into State, r^TlnUni!fatl0n WUh the Unlted States and making It more useful to the ri?tor71?nt,v,WOU,<1 ^ t0 0rKanl" the ter ritory as other territories have been or ganized and send a delegate to Congress to represtnt it. who could point out the needs of the people of the territory to the legis lators. This Idea is combatted by those who at,ve government, and that th? degrcS Kim" have not yet attained a Uc\?,? L 1"tel?Kence to entitle It to par ucipate In government affairs IWn.isi Jl* of such a character that they reoulr* ^ Krcat deal of machinery to operate them hJ'fL-A0 able capital must be Invested nciMblealth J*?""! can ^ obtained. It is sksj'-ss' s done for Alaska, and her Interstsun. something substantial in the next Co^rew' " ? ^ OO.NE TO NEW l'ORK. Chairman Bsbcoek to Confer With Republican State Leaders. rr^.'HT Babcock of the i epubllcan con C?mmlUe^ ha3 Kone to New York an?^Wl" ^ absent several days. It Is tinder stcod that his visit is for the purpose of holding a conference with the state man agers upon the political situation, which Is deemed to have changed materially tinm the nomination of Mr. Hill. >ir Babcock ^ Interested, of course, in the socc^s^ the entire republican ticket In New York but his main concern is about the electkn of J1 Is Pre??med that It Is upon this branch of the cam pat* n which he wishes to confer with the state managers who are In touch with the various districts! ' a tfc proof of f$e putting if m t$e eating. TJeeferbas'f ?far contained $0 cofumnf of otoertisementc, mode up of 853 separate announce: ments. ?#e?e aboertuerc 6oug$t pufifiatp-noi merefp cpace. CHINESE INTRENCHED Waiting for a Battle Which May Decide the War. ANOTHER JAPANESE VICTORY REPORTED Fleet of Seventeen Ships in tha Gulf of Pe-Chi-Li. ANOTHER LEVY IN CHINA SHANGHAI, October S.?The native pa pers confirm the report, exclusively cabled to the Associated Press yesterday, that 5,000 Japanese troops have landed In the northeastern portion of Cores. The Europeans who were wounded la the battle fought off the Yalu river all [ are doing well. It is reported that the Chinese soldiers who retreated from Pin* Vang have taken up a position at Ngan, where they have been Joined by troops which were landed on the banka of the Yalu river and by [ others from Shine Kin*. This Chines* force is reported to be Intrenching Itself la the most thorough manner possible, and It is now thought probable that the result of the war will be decided In the battle which. It Is said, must surely be fought at Xkan. The Chinese ruthorities of this city at tempted to arrest a Japanese traveler from Manchuria on his arrival hers from Tlen-Tsln. The Chinese claim they wer? Justified In seeking to make the arrest, as the Japanese was suspected of being a spy. A police informer took charge of tha man and handed him over to the Ameri can consul. A Japanese fleet of seventeen ships Is now blockading the Oulf of Pe-ChlU. French troops are massing la Tonqula. YOKOHAMA. October The German warships which had been assembled hers have been ordered to proceed to porta la north China. JapaaM* Las< la Msaehsrla. LONDON, October ?.?A dispatch re ceived here from Shanghai says that the governor of Klrin, Manchuria, reports that the "Japanese have effected a landing la the rear of Lam Chun. It la added that tb* a hole province Is In a-state of consterna tion, but measures for Its defense are tw ins sdopted. Another heavy levy has been made upon the Chinese merchants. In order to meet the expenses of the war. A d If patch from Shanghai says the Han Keoo province h>.s been depleted of troops. The viceroy, in anticipation of a rebellion. Is causing the construction of fortifications at Woo-Chang. The British consul ad vises that all women and children be seat to places of safety. A volunteer corps has been for-ned In Han-Keoc for the protec tion of the city should trouble arise there. The correspondent of the Time* at Parts, r.ctlng that Corea contains *10.000 Catho lics and 700.00U Protestants aad Greek Christians, making altogether over a quarter of the population, says that tb* war has a character, in tb* eyes of tb* European powers, of which account has not hitherto been taken. The general, soldiers of whose command murdered the Scotch missionary. James Wylle, In Sine-Yang, by beating him se brutally that he died In a few houra, has been promoted to the Important post of commanding the Tartar troops in tb* Fubklen province. Asetker Japanese Saeceas Reported. The Shanghai correspondent of the New York Herald writes: It Is reported that the Japanese have cap tured Klu Lien Chang, on the eastern slds of the Yalu river. One hundred and fifty thousand men hav* been gathered at Pekln for the defense oC the city, but of this number only 7,000 ar* effectively armed. Only So.iWi soldiers are available for th* defense of the province of Chl-Ll. and the** are raw recruits. A Japanese army has landed north of th* Yellow river. In the southern part of th* Gulf of Pe-Chl-Ll, to Intercept the trans portation of troops from the south by way of the Grand canal to Tien Tsln. WILL RKTtRS TOMORROW. Marshal MrCarty Will Brlag Hsagat* Frosa Sew York. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. NEW YORK. October S.?United States Marshal McCarty Informed The Star cor respondent this morning that he has com pleted arrangements for the delivery of Capt. H. W. Howgate, the signal service de faulter, to the federal authorities at Wash ington tomorrow. As a special measure oC precaution the marshal has decided to ac company the prisoner himself. They will leave here In the morning. The marshal does not care to say what train they will take. He realises the Importance of th* case and will take no chances with hla prisoner. Howgate Is still In Ludlow street Jail. H* Is as exclusive and as uncommunicative as ever and refuses positively to submit to a newspai>er Interview. Mrs. Williams, the gray-hatred little woman who shared his fortunes in his hum ble abode at lv?5 West 10th street, calls on him at the Jail every day and remains as long as she Is al'owed. She is his only means of communication with the outside world and is clowing up his business affulra here for him. Although her Identity Is still In doubt, the Impression obtains that she is Nellie Hurrlll. the woman with whom b* la supposed to have fled from Washington twelve years ago. GOV, McKIXLEY AT TOPKKA. He Spoke Front a Special Train (M|| Tkrsagk k a a Baa. TOPEKA. Kan., October ?.-The home of populism was Invaded by Ohio's governor today. A special train was started from Kansas City today at 7:au a.m. over th* Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe railroad headed for Hutchison and stops, and speeches were scheduled for eleven places en route. Mr. Cyrus Leland. Jr., clialrmaa of the republican state committee, and a number of republican workers. General Passenger Agent Nicholson and Gen.-ml Freight Agent Gay of the Santa Fe accom panied Gov. McKHiley. The first stop was at Argentine, where a few words were spoken. At Lawrence there were fully 2.000 people at the station, who cheered lustily whea the train stopped, and gave earnest atten tion to what Mr. McKlnley said. With apparent reference to populism th* governor said: "We might as well under stand that now one or the other, the re publican or democratic party, is going to ctnduct the policy of this government, and it is for you to determine which one of these parties will conduct the policy of the government In such a manner as to best serve the Interest of the people of tb* United States." Topeka was reached at 0:M. A cavalry escort preceded Gov. McKlnley as he was driven through the streets to the slat* bouse grounds, where a platform had be?a erected. There was an Immense crowd as sembled, and the greeting given to the dla tlngulsh?d visitor was very cordial. Gov. Lcwelling offered to be present snd offi cially receive Gov. McKlnley. but the re publican managers declined, saying that they wanted to make the occasion a purjly republican one.