Newspaper Page Text
VOL. LXVI. NO. 247. PRICE THREE CENTS.
NEW HAVEN CONN., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1898. THE CARBINGTON PUBLISHING CO, II DISASTER IT m The Atlantic Transport Com pany's Steamer Mohegan Ashore Off the Lizard. MANY LIVES REPORTED LOST tBZE PARTICULARS ARE DIFFICULT TO OBTAiy. At 3i30 This Morning, However, a Dispatch from Falmouth to London Said That Only 30 Out of 300 Persons, Constituting the Passengers and Crew, Had Been Saved This News Confirmed by a Still Later Dispatch. London, Oct. 14. The Atlantic Trans port company's steamer Mohegan, formerly the Cleopatra, of tha Wilson and Furness-Leyland line, which left London for New York yesterday with fifty passengers and a crew of one hundred and fifty is ashore off the Liz ard, between "The Manacles and the Lowlands." It Is rumored that there has been a great loss of life. A coast guard messenger reports that the pas sengers are "drowning like rats." Another account says: "Bodies are washing ashore, one being of a lady, lashed to a plank, with both legs sev ered." " Particulars as to the disaster are dif ficult to obtain. It appears that when the Mohegan struck a small gale was blowing and the sea was running high. Lifeboats put off from the Lizard and Falmouth, one returning filled with pasengers. Several were drowned.how ever, it is reported. Another lifeboat paved six persons. The coast at the point is extremely iflangerous and has been the scene of numerous wrecks. Some years ago there was a movement set on foot to get a lightship placed there, but it fail ed. A later dispatch from Falmouth gays the ship foundered and was blown ashore by the heavy east wind after her machinery was disabled. All the Falmouth tugs went outside, but none was able to approach the ves sel. One lady died after she was brought ashore. It is reported that the rosition of the Mohegan is serious and that assistance Is urgently needed. 3:30 a. m. According to a dispatch just received from Falmouth, out of the two hundred persona constituting the passengers and crew of the Mohe gan only thirty-one have been saved. Later. Only thirty-one have been caved. This intelligence was forwarded from the coast guard by telephone to Falmouth. The coast guards are watching for bodies and wreckage. The lifeboats have gone into Port Hous took. ' The steamer Mohegan then the Cleo-j-atra) arrived at New York on August 12 last on her maiden trip from Lon don. She had been launched a few months before at the yards of the Earles at Hull, England. She is a sin gle screw steel vessel of 4,510 tons regis ter, 430 feet long by 52 feet beam and about 36 feet in depth of hold. She had accommodations for one hundred and twenty-five passengers and a ca pacity for between 7,000 and 8,000 tons of freight and 700 cattle. Her com mander is Captain Griffiths," commo dore of the Atlantio transport fleet. She is one of the five vessels recently pur chased by the Atlantic Transport com pany to replace the Mohawk, Mobile, Massachusetts, Michigan and Missis eippi, which were sold to the United States government to be used as trans ports. The other four are the Mintou, Marquette, Menomimee and Mesaba. These were formerly the Victoria, Boi deca, Alexandra and Winifred, respect ively. , A ROYAL FUNERAL. Remains of Queen Louise of Denmark Removed to Roskilde. Copenhagen, Oct. 14. After a mourn ing service in the death chamber, the coffin containing the remains of Queen Louise of Denmark, who died Septem ber 29, was borne to the funeral car by the King of Denmark, the Czar of Rus sia, the King of Greece, the Crown Prince of Denmark, and other members of the royal family. The funeral cor tege then proceeded to the railroad de pot, followed by all the royal family on foot. The route was lined by dense crowds of bareheaded people. The train with the. coffin on board started at 5 o'clock for Roskilde, nineteen miles from here, the residence of the Danish kings of the Middle Ages, where the remains will be placed in the vault prepared for that purpose. Thousands of people awaited the arrival of the funeral tran at Roskilde, where the eame distinguished personages carried the coffin from the train to the hearse. Behind the hearse walked the king: of Denmark and his three daughters. On arriving at the Cathedral the royal bearers re-lifted the coffin to its place on the catafalque within. A New Duke To-be. London, Oct. 15. The Duchess of Marlborough, formerly Miss Consuela Vanderbilt of New York, gave birth to a son yesterday. Mother and child are doing well, according to the latest re ports from the attending physicians. To Massacre Europeans. London, Oct 15. The Pekin corre spondent of the Daily Chronicle says: "There is a rumor in circulation that a plot is on foot for a massacre of the Europeans." THE EPISCOPAL CONVENTION. Resolutions Offend on the Question of Marriage and Divorce. Washington, Oct. 14 The house of bishops of the Episcopal convention to-day adopted a proposition extending the offences for which bishops may be tried to include "conduct unbecumlng a bishop." Another amendment adopt ed extends the provision against alien ating church property. A special com mittee of bishops was created, consist ing of the bishops of Chicago, New York and Vermont, for the examination of candidates for holy orders. The bishops discussed and passed articles 4, 7 and 8 of the amendments to the con stitution already passed by the hguse. Article 7 covers the "provincial sys tem." Nominations were made for the vacant bishopries in North Dakota, Sacramento and Boise, but the names were withheld until final action , is taken. Spencer Trask, lay delegate from Al bany, N. Y., presented the following on the divorce question, which was refer red: Whereas, Marriage and divorce in the t'ulted States are now governed by the laws of ttie M speetivt states, and Whereas, The said laws differ in essential particulars in the different states, thereby. In cases of marriages contracted or divorces procured iu one state, often giving rise in other states to confusion and uncertainty In the status of the. parties affected and to ln jusdre and hiu'dshlp to children and innocent persons, and Whereas. The oils and abuses so resulting can only bo cured by laws which shall be uniform throughout the United States, and Whereas, If congress has the power as It now has to provide for the determination of the financial status of citizens of various states by establishing uniform laws on the subject of bi-jikruptcy throughout the United States, there can be no reason why It should not have the power to establish uniform laws on subjects of marriages and divorce. How. therefore, be it resolved, that it Is the sense of this convention that the Inter ests of the entire country would be sub served, the social order thereof safeguarded and the existing evils and abuses remedied by the establishment of such laws. Be It further resolved, THiat a joint com mittee of Lbe two houses be appointed to prepare n suitable memorial to be submitted to the congress of the United States and to the legislatures of the several states ex pressing the sense of this convention and urging that appropriate steps be taken to secure an amendment to the constitution which shall give power to congress to estab lish uniform laws on the subjects of mar riage and divorce throughout the United States. At 2:30 both houses adjourned In or der to permit the bishops and deputies, some 400 in number, to start on the pil grimage to Jamestown Island, near Richmond, Va., where 300 years ago the church was first established in America. EXAMINATION OF HIRAM MAXIM. Charge of Bigamy, It Is Announced, Will Not be Pressed. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Oct. 14. The ex amination of Hiram S. Maxim, the gun Inventor, on a charge of abandonment was adjourned to-day until October 21 after the woman who claims to be his wife had given her testimony. The charge of bigamy, it is announced, will not be pressed, as the woman has learn ed, since making her affidavit, that Mr. Maxim had a legal wife prior to the time of his alleged marriage to her, and that that allegation was untrae. The only witness examined to-day was Helen Leighton or Nellie Malcolm, who calls herself Helen Maxim and claims to be the wife of Hiram T. Max im. She related in detail the story of her meeting with Maxim, of their alleg ed marriage in a house near the Grand Central station in New York by a man whom she did not know, of his stealing her marriage certificate, of the birth of their child and of his subsequent de sertion of her in Paris. She testified that she lived with Maxim as his wife for three years and he introduced her to his relatives as his wife. The wit ness was cross-examined by Bartow E. Weeks, who appeared for the defend ant. The cross-examination brought out the fact that for the past fifteen years the woman has lived in houses of Ill-repute in Philadelphia, Troy, Alba ny, Hudson, Poughkeepsie and Bridge port, but she said she was ne.' in these houses only in the capacity of cook or servant. During the afternoon Mr. Maxim was served with papers in a divorce proceeding instituted by his alleged wife, the result of which will depend upon the outcome of the aban donment case. The case will be contin ued next Friday. The Lexington Races. Lexington, Ky., Oct. 14. While the cool weather and a stiff breeze affected the attendance on the fifth day of the Kentucky trotting horsebreeders' meet ing, the four races were well contested and the betting was lively, especially on the 2:08 pacing race, which was the feature of the day and a great dump for the betting fraternity. Directly was favorite selling at $250 against $60 for the field. He won the first heat in 2:05, the fastest of the race, with the Lady of the Manor crowding him to the wire. In the second heat Direct ly broke at the word and fell a hun dred yards behind, but he finished fourth, Lady of the Manor taking the heat in a drive from Giles Noyes. Di rectly landed the third heat by an eye lash from Lady of the Manor, who took the fourth and fifth heats, with some thing to spare, from Indiana, Directly being done for completely. Rubber was a 2 to 1 favorite, but he only won second money. Miss Sidney won in straight heats which were closely cm tested. Bessie Owens was favorite for the 2:23 trot, but was never dan gerous in the race. The first heat was won by Maggie Lass from Snowden. Maggie Lass took the next two with ease. Charged With Embezzlement. Manchester, Conn., Oct. 14. John J. Seerry. local agent for the Consolidated railroad, and also the agent at the de pot for the Western Union Telegraph company, was arraigned before Justice Barrows to-day on the charge of em bezzling funds of the railroad company, and the case was continued until next Wednesday under $500 bonds, which were furnished. Scerry's accounts were unexpectedly examined by the auditors of the railroad company Monday, and it is alleged that a shortage of about $250 was found. The shortage will be covered by the bond of a New Jersey surety company. GRAVE SITUATION IN FRANCE THE HUMOUS REGARDING THE MILITARY PLOT. Apparently the Orleanists Were at the liottoin of the movement and an En glish Duke is Mentioned A Long and Vogue Semi-Official Statement Duke of Orleans Arrives in Brussels to Watch Events. Paris, Oct. 15. It is Impossible to pick out the truth from the mass of rumors abroad regarding the alleged military plot. The general Idea is that it was intended by a pretended revis ionist demonstration to insult and pro voke the army Into some act which might have led to the arrest and incar ceration of a Dreyfusite and the proc lamation of the military government. Apparently the Orleanists were at the bottom of the movement and an Eng lish duke is mentioned. There is little doubt that the plot has been frustrated, but a very uneasy feeling prevails. A reliable estimate of the troops recently brought to the capital on account of the strike puts the number now here or within easy distance at forty thou sand men. A long and vague semi-official state ment appeared this evening suggesting various possible motives, such as Drey fusite intrigues or an attempt by the socialists to frighten the government into dispersing the troops that now pre vent the success of the strike; to ex plain the rumors of a military conspir acy. The mysterious allusions, how ever, and the absence of any straight forward denial tend to encourage the belief that there must be some ground for the rumors, .especially as the state ment mentions the telegrams alleged to have been sent by a French general to Prince Napoleon, which, it says it is "difficult to believe possible in view of the control exercised by the telegraph authorities." The semi-official Temps this evening minimizes the affair and says the offi cials of the ministry of war formally deny that a plot existed. The Temps suggests that misinterpretation was placed on some of the numerous dis patches now being exchanged between the different garrisons, in connection with the present movements of troops, which led to strange reports of plots. In Its article suggesting the exist ence of the plot the Matin says that for some time past there has been talk of a conspiracy, not in favor of any pretender, but for the purpose of changing the leading officers of the government, with the exception of the president. The Jour says that the rumor of the conspiracy arose from a letter suppos ed to have been written by General Boisdeffre to General Zurlinder, in which the writer said: "Let us be ready for Saturday." The letter fell Into the hands of the minister of the interior. Everything in Paris is now attribute to forgery, the Jour says and this letter is undoubtedly of that character. DUKE OF ORLEANS. Arrives In Brussels lo Watch Events in France. Brussels, Oct. 14 Midnight. The Duke of Orlean, accompanied by Comte Panteves, has arrived here to watch events. The paper reports of a coup are not confirmed. All papers say that the conspirators had been meeting at Versailles and that M. Brisson has in terrupted cipher correspondence. ADDITION TO MAST ROCK PARK. Land Presented by Ell Whitney and Miss Henrietta Whitney. The park commission held its regular monthly meeting in the mayor's office in the city hall last right. It was re ported that a tract of land had been donated by Eli Whitney and Miss Hen rietta Whitney as an addition to East Rock park. The tract fronts one hun dred feet on Whitney avenue and ex tends back to Mill river, and is just north of the park boundary. It is given with a view to providing for a hand some gateway to be built at the Whit ney avenue entrance to the park. A vote of thanks to Mr." and Miss Whit ney was passed, and the secretary was instructed to notify them thereof. It was voted to direct a committee of tha commission to appear before the special committee on harbor lines, soon to be appointed, and to advocate the adoption of the harbor line as reconv mended by the last special committee in the common council on that matter, the commission deeming the adoption of that line important for the interest of Water street park rather than the .other lines that have been suggested. A comprehensive plan for the develop ment of Edgewood park was submitted by the superintendent, Felix Chilling worth. The following vote of thanks to Mr. Chilling worth was passed: "Voted, That the commission highly appreciates the plan for developing Edgewood park south of Edgewood avenue, which has been prepared by Superintendent Chillingworth, and that the same be placed on file and the sec retary be requested to communicate to him the thanks of the commission for the skill and taste he has shown in the care of said park and in promoting its interests." It was reported that the meadow at the north end of East Rock park has been materially improved by cutting out underbrush and removing stones. It is proposed to plow up the meadow and regrade it and seed it down. Thej expense of this improvement is paid by Mrs. Henry Farnam, at whose expense also the adjoining portion of Farnam drive has been greatly Improved. SITUATION AT VIRDEN, ILL. Warrants Sworn Out Charging Owners With "Conspiracy to Murder." Virden, 111., Oct. 14. A new quiver of excitement swept over this town this of term on. From 2 o'clock until night fall rumor followed rumor and not even the best informed had any idea as to what would develop during the night. Rumors that another trainload of ne groes was on its way here kept the ex citement at a high tension but the mil itia are in complete possession of the stockade and are closely guarding the railroad property. The coroner's jury heard a large number of wltnessss to day but did not conclude its work. Warrants were sworn out to-da be foTe the local magistrate bv Virgil Bishop, an officer of the minerj union, charging President Loucke, Manager Lukius and others with "conspiracy to murder," but on the advice of the mili tary officers, in charge here, they wre not served. Three hundred miners from Virden, Carlinville, Nilwood and Green Ridge attended the funeral of A. Brenaman at Girard to-day. There was no disorder. General Manager Lukins of the Chi-cago-Virden Coal company to-day made the following statement in regard to the demands of the strikers: "Un der the old scale of wages the pay at our mines was 25 cents per' ton mine run. The payrolls show an average of $2.29 per day net for every miner in the mine, with a range of $1.10 to $4.56 per day. The price of powder has been reduced 50 cents a keg since then, which makes a material Increase in the miners' wages. At the price miners are demanding 40 cents per ton. an aver age miner can make from $3 to $4 per day and a good workman would have no difficulty in earning $6 per day. We have men in our Virden mine working at 55 cents per ton, screened coal, which equals about 2S cents per ton at mine run, make over $6 per day. The charge that the Chicago-Virden' Coal company is oppressing its miners and is not will ing to pay its employes living wages, is perfectly absurd and is not entertain ed for a moment by people who are fa miliar with the situation. The miners are fighting to get all they possibly can for their la,bor. We do not object to the man making good "wages. All we desire is an opportunity to get our coal dug at a price that will allow us to en ter the markets and sell our coal with out loss to ourselves and this is im possible at the rate demanded by the strikers. The state has taken absolute possesion of our property and has practically prohibited us from operat ing our mines?" Complications That Threaten. Chicago, Oct.14. Complications which threaten to assume greater proportions than the clash betwen the federal and state authorities during the railway strike under Altgeld's administration, promise to grow out of Governor Tan ner's action in refusing to allow the Chicago and Alton to land negroes at Virden. General Solicitor Brown of the Chicago and Alton left for Springfield to-day as the result of a conference between officials of the road. The gov ernor will be fought by Solicitor Brown, who will assume charge of the situation at Virden, so far as the railroad is con cerned. 'NOTHING WRONG." What Holyoke's Ex-Tax Collector Says of a $118,000 Shortage. Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 14 D. J. Flani gan, one of ex-Tax Collector Keough's bondsmen, talked with him over the telephone to-day. Keough, who, it is alleged, is $118,000 short in his accounts, is in New York and said that he would return to Holyoke to-night. He de clared that there was nothing wrong in his accounts and that he would turn everything over to the city. He said a mistake had been made in making the affair public. Springfield. Mass., Oct. 14. Ex-Tax Collector Keough of Holyoke, about whose books and bookkeeping such a stir was created yesterday by the re port of the expert examining them that there was an apparent deficiency of $118,000, returned to his home in Holy oke this evening, arriving from New York about 10:30. Immediately upon his arrival he held a conference with his bondsmen and City Solicitor Calla han, after which he proceeded to his home. Mr. Keough positively refuses to make a statement at the present time, saying that he was not prepared, but that he would make a statement to the public in a few days. He ex pressed himself willing to appear b;fore the finance committee of the city gov ernment, but said that he knew no rea son why he should make a statement to that committee. Concerning the re ported erasures on his books, Mr. Keough said that he made necessary erasures of dates, etc., but had made none where credits should have been given. During the morning T. J. Flan agan, one of Mr. Keough's bondsmen, held a conference with him over the long distance telephone before he left New York. Later, Mr. Flanagan gave out the following as representing a portion of the statement made by Mr. Keough: "I can account for every dol lar received and show the public that newspapers and others who circulated reports to the contrary don't know what they are talking about. Mr. Es tes had no business to make any re port and call it a deficit until he had completed his work. When this is seen I will abide by his conclusion, because I know in advance what the result will be." Star Pointer Pails. Terra Haute, Ind,. Oct. 14. The flight of Star Pointer against time to day failed. At the last moment it was decided to send the big pacer against the wagon record of 2:04 3-4, made by Joe Patchen at Galesburg last fall. Ow ing to the cold weather and heavy wind the time for the mile was 2:06. There were two other races on the day's pro gramme, the 2:20 pace and the 2:20 trot. The time was slow. Attendance 3,000. AGAINST EMPEROR WILLIAM AN ANARCHIST PLOT FRUSTRATED IN ALEXANDRIA. Nine Italians Arrested Information Given by Italian Consul-General at Cairo Where it Was First Planned to Make Attack -Kaiser Decided Not to Go to Egypt and Anarchists Planned to Attack 111 in in Holy City. Alexandria, Egypt, Oct. 14. The Al exandria police have arrested nine Italian anarchists since last evening, and have thereby frustrated a plot against Emperor William. The first to be arrested Is a cafe-keener, a well known anarchist, in whose house the police discovered two bombs of great strength, full of bullets. This arrest was made in consequence of a notifica tion from the Italian consul general at Cairo that two anarchists had left Cairo for Port Said. The police investigation showed that the arrested cafe-keeper had bribed the steward of a steamer sailing to-day from Alexandria to Port Said and Syria to take on board a box of bombs. Apparently the anarchists originally intended to use the bombs at the Palais Abidin at Cairo, while Em peror William and the Khedive were there. ;When the kaiser decided not to visit Egypt the anarchists, changed their plans and decided to attack him in Palestine. The liveliest satisfaction is felt over the captures and the Ger man consulate has expressed its warm est thanks. The two Cairo anarchists who left for Port Said have not yet been arrested. ADVICES FROM SANTIAGO. Much Sickness Among Signal Service Men A Low Death Rate. Santiago, Oct. 14. The Reina de loa Angeles takes 175,000 rations to-day to the destitute people of Manzanillo and its vicinity. She will return by October 18. Heavy rains during the last ten days have been causing much sickness, especially among the members of the signal service. Out of fifty-three men only seventeen are available for duty. People who have lived here a lifetime are unable to understand the extraordi nary low death rate, averaging for Oc tober up to date, ten per day. During the same period of last year the deaths averaged 18J per diem. General Wood is indefatigable. He is here, there and everywhere and his friends fear he is overworking himself. The result of his labors is apparent in every branch of the service. The general yes terday visited the hospital and found considerable negligence. The patients are reaping the result of his visit in better attention and improved food and cooking. The 300 prisoners in Santiago prison will be made to build roads for the city. The railroad has offered to de liver 500 tons of rock free, aB their share of the work of improving the city. This is the Saints' day of Gen eral Galixto Garcia, and thousands of his friends, largely former insurgents, visited the veteran Cuban leader. The school children sang national songs, his house was made a bower of flowers and during the afternoon a reception in his honor was held at the San Carlos club. General Wood has received word from Guantanamo saying that General Perez, the insurgent commander there, now refuses to disband his men. This is not understood here, as previous re liable reports announced that Perez had disbanded his troops. The Ameri can officer in charge at Guantanamo during the absence of Colonel Ray has been requested to report on the subject to General Wood. EVACUATION OF CUBA. Spanish Troops Shipped to Spain 9Tow Number 6,617. Havana, Oct. 14. The Spanish mili tary commissioners to-day delivered an official note to the American commis sioners giving the number of the Span ish troops shipped to Spain, up to the present at 6,617. Those who go by the transports Montserrat and Miguel Gai. lart will make 2,200 additional. It wa3 I announced that transports to carry the j entire garrisons of Gibara, Holguin and other places in those divisions will ! leave on October 20, October 24, October j 26 and October 28. After they have ! sailed it is pointed out half the island ! of Cuba will have been entirely evacu : ated. General Luque, the commander of the Spanish troops at Holguin, has j assured th commissioners that if the American troops happen to arrive at the end of the month at Eastern porta, before they are completely evacuated, the Spanish forces remaining at those i points will be camped in separata places. , KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. Officers Installed and Twenty-seventh Triennial Conclave Adjourns. Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 14. The new grand officers of the Knights Templar were installed with impressive ceremo nies to-night, after which Grand l.'as ter Lloyd announced the following ap pointments: Grand prelate, J. C. W. Cox of Iowa; grand standard bearer, Lee Smith of Pittsburg; grand sword bearer, Arthur McArthur of Troy, N. Y.; grand captain of the guard, Charles C. Vogt of Louisville, Ky.; grand war den, Emery R. Hood of Denver; com mittee on foreign relations, Warren La Rue Thomas of Maryland, and others; finance committee, W. H. Soule of Mas sachusetts and others. Resolutions of thanks were then adopted and the twenty-seventh triennial conclave of , the grand encampment. Knights Tem- plar, adjourned sine die. SH AFTER' S AVOIRDUPOIS. Interesting Testimony Before the War Investigation Commission. Washington, Oct. 14. Dr. Louis S. Seaman was the principal witness be fore the war investigating committee to-day. He complained that the com missary supplies furnished the troops in Porto Rico were unsuited to the de mands of a tropical climate, and that they were especially unfit for hospital use. He said that he had been in charge of the two hundred cpnvalscents brought north on the Obdam and had been unable to secure suitable supplies for them from the government depots. He confessed, however, that he had made no formal written requisition, but had acted upon statements made to him Informally to the effect that no com mutation of rations would be allowed. He refused to reply to some questions, declaring that he had been misrepre sented by the press and saying that he would not reflect upon his superior offi cers while he wore the shoulder straps of a United States officer. Lieutenant Hill of the navy was also a witness. He was in charge of the landing of the army at Santiago and told the story of that exploit. He said the navy supplied all launches and fifty-two small boats for the landing, but the army brought only one lighter. He gave the details of the landing, which he said consumed four days. The army was entirely unprepared to land, and Lieutenant Hill said that as he viewed the matter the army would have been unable to land and subsist after the landing without the aid of the navy. A great deal of trouble was experienced with the captains of the transports who had refused to go nearer the shore un til he secured an order to them from General' Shatter. Lieutenant Hill said there was no wharf, but that he had understood that they talked of building one on which to land General Shatter. "Personally?" asked a member of the commission. "Yes," replied the witness. "Had they no derricks?" was asked. "Yes, but they were not strong enough." This personal allusion to the avoirdu pois of the commander of the Santiago campaign created a general laugh. Con tinuing, Lieutenant Hill erpressed the opinion that in cases of the transport ation of troops at sea he thought the vessels should be under the command of navy officers until the troops are landed. PARIS PEA CE COMMISSION. The Longest Joint Session Yet Held by the Commissioners. Paris, Oct. 14. The peace commis sioners adjourned their Joint session to day at 6:10 p. m. The meeting was two hours longer than any previous one. The American reply to the Spanish rep resentations at the conference of Tues day was submitted and read. An oral discussion followed, occupying the time until about ten minutes past six, when the commissions adjourned until Mon day next. It is believed that the Span iards submitted in their construction of the protocol that it was just to consider Spain as having equities fairly dis chargeable by the American assump tion of Cuban obligations, It is not un likely that the Americans voiced the conviction that fair equities to the United States, in war expense, were in curred by the United States and possi bly, though not positively, the Ameri cans may schedule the value of the battleship Maine as among the expendi tures possible of classification against the so-called Cuban debt. However, it may be considered cer tain that the commissions have arrived at a point in the negotiations from which henceforth the joint Besslons will be occupied by oral discussions as well as by written presentations of proposi tions. The work is now thoroughly en tered upon, though it is not likely that any segment has yet been polished and finished for a place in the final treaty. The Philippine question has not yet been entered upon. The Spanish am bassador, Senor Leon y Castillo, will give a reception in honor of the Span ish commission on Saturday, and the United States ambassador, General Horace Porter, will give a breakfast on Tuesday, at which M. Cambon, the for mer French ambassador at Washing ton; General Wesley Merritt and Com mander Bradford will be present. THE DEMANDS ON SPAIN. Sagasta and His Colleagues Reported as Greatly Concerned. Bayonne, France, Oct. 14. According to advices received from Madrid, a rig orous censorship has been revived there since yesterday. Senor Sagasta and his colleagues are said to be greatly concerned regarding the demands of the United States government which they assert not only refuses to assume any of Spain's colonial debts, but wants i to take the heavy artillery in Cuba and the floating dock recently sent to Ha vana. The same advices say that the Madrid Imparcial announces that the government has cabled Captain General Blanco not to turn over any further territory . to the Americans until the peace treaty has been definitely signed. Blanco's Return to Spain. Madrid, Oct. 14. The Liberal says it Is believed in official circles that Cap tain General Blanco will return to Spain at an earlv date and the paper adds that "Blanco will not be the iaBt Spaniard to exercise the supreme com mand in Cuba, for it is known that his relations with the government are strained." 850,000 for Tult's College. Boston, Oct 14. The will of the late John D. Joy of the firm of Joy, Lang don & Co., is found to make a provision for the gift of $50,000 to the trustees of , Tuft's college. The bequeBt was over looked; when the will was first read. SPOKE TO 20,000 PEOPLE M'KINLEY ROYALLY RECEIVED IN ST. LOUIS. He Touches on the Financial Condition of the Country and the War With Spain and Asks That No Discordant Voice Intrude to Embarrass the Nation in the Solution of the Slightly Prob- lems Before It. St. Louis, Oct. 14. President McKin ley was to-day the guest of St. Louis, . the city in which two years ago he re ceived the nomination to his present high office. He came from Omaha by way of Galesburg, 111., over the Bur lington route and was brought Into the city at 9:15 a. m., being preceded by a special train, on board of which were General Passenger Agent Welky and tha local reception committee. From the time of his arrival until 11 p. m., when he left the city, he 'was accorded an almost continuous ovation. Es corted to the Southern hotel by clvlo bodies and regular and volunteer troops, among which were two com mands that had gained distinction at El Caney, President McKlnley was greeted with the cheers of thousands of people, lining both sides of all the thoroughfares through which he pass ed. To-night at the Coliseum in the expo sition building the greatest throng of people addressed by President McKln-' ley , under cover, gave him a magnifi cent greeting. As he ehterd the Coli seum, the immense crowd of probably 20,000 people arose to its feet and cheer ed for several minutes. Outside there ' were twice as many unable to gain ad mittance. It was some time before quiet could be restoredand the presi dent could begin his speech. Speaking of the financial condition of the country and the war, the president said: "It must be a matter'of great gratification to the people of the United States to know that the national credit was never better than now. For the first time in the country's history the government is floating a three per cent, gold bond, every dollar of which' was sold at par and the bonds are now at a premium of five cents on the dol lar; and this profit has gone to the peo ple. The loan was a popular one and it has been a source of much satisfac tion that the people with the surplus savings were able to buy the bonds. Tt is an interesting fact that while we of fered but two hundred millions of bonds for sale, over fourteen hundred millions were subscribed by the people of the country and by the terms of sale, no one was able to receive bonds in ex cess of $5,000. It is not without signifi cance that the government has not been required since 1896 to borrow any money for its ourrent obligations until the war with Spain. While the credit and finances of the government have improved the business conditions of the ' people have also happily improved. Both ; government and citizens have shared in the general prosperity. The money cir culation of the country was larger on the first of July, 1898, than it has rver been, and there has been no deprecia tion of the value of our money. "Not since the beginning of the agi tation of the question of slavery has there been such a common bond in name and purpose; such genuine affect tion; such unity of the seotions; such obliteration of party and geographical divisions. North and south have min gled their blood in a common cause and they rejoice in a common victory. We must guard this restored union with zealous and sacred care, and while: awaiting the settlements of the war, and meeting the problems which will follow, we must stand as one man, not in the spirit of party, but united in a common effort for that which gives to the nation its widest influence in the sphere of activity and usefulness to which the war has assigned It. Let' nothing distract us; let no discordant voice intrude to embarrass us in the solution of the mighty problems which involve such vast consequences to our selves and posterity. Let us remember that God bestows upon no nation su preme opportunity which is not ready to respond to the call of supreme duty." Tired out with his day's experience, the president and party left at eleven! o'clock for Terre Haute, Ind., the next stopping place. During his stay here all of the president's movements were carefully guarded by St. Louis police and detectives to prevent his being sub jected to the slightest inconvenience or discomfort Princeton 24, M. A. C. O. Baltimore, Md., Oct 14. The Prince ton university eleven to-day defeated the Maryland Athletic club eleven by i the score of 24 to 0. The Princetons ' were not in form. Fumbles were fre quent, and clever tackling by the Bal I tlmore boys forced them In several In stances to resort to punting. Three touchdowns and goals were made in the the first half and one in the sec ond. Cassard of M. A. C. had his knee dislocated and Thomas and Luthart were also painfully Injured and forced to retire. Score, Princeton 24; M. A. C, 0. A Hunchback Hanged. San Quenlin, Cal., Oct 14. Murderer John Miller, the hunchback, was hang ed here to-day. He was cool to the end. Miller was hanged for killing James Childs of San Francisco in No vember, 1896. Miller pursued and tried to shoot Mrs. Nellie Ryan, who had re jected his attentions. Childs came to her rescue, but was shot dead by Mil ler.