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SPAIN'S MODE Is Rfgiri lo Philippine Scenes to be Very Uncertain* LATEST RFPORTS FROM MADRID Claim that lb* CommlMioners will not Acccpt tli? < omlltloiiB of eh* United Stato?May lUfaie to Rlgn a Trualy or F?aca?Wiuhinnion Offlflali do not StlltTt Spain will itofnaa to Aceed* to onrTirmi,u that GoT?romcNtbaa NeU>* ItiK lotialn and all to l.oto?That Bo markBDie 37""'v?" MADRID, NOV. 15. ? Accordln* to Bftnl-tiffiria: ita-tements tiere, the Spanl5h peace commiiftloneni will maintain their present attitude- in record to the Philippine Island*, and will certainly not aoept the conditions or tne unuea States. Further, If the discussion <fc?es not return to the limit* of the protocol, as viewed by the Spaniard*, the Spanish commissioners tmve decided, in spite of contrary reports, not to sign a treaty of peace. It Is aI?o learned frcmv the mme source that complete accord prevail* between the Spanish sovernment and Its peace commissioners. ???U? "'""'V ? ? ? PARIS, Nov. 15.?The Spaniards declare that their refusal to sign a treaty based on any Philippine term? thus far suggested by the United States Is Irrevocable. They Bay that ttiey do not not and cannot yield the taking <>t the Philippines as anything else than wanton ravishment of their possessions, unless it Is accomplished by a financial consideration of appreciable size. FEELING AT WA8H1N0T0H. OoTf rnmrnt Offlclnls do uot Think Spa In will Withdraw. WASHINGTON, D. C.f Nov. 16.?The officials of the state department do not expect that to-morrow's meeting- of the peace commissioners In Paris will be the last. On the other hand, K la not exacted that the Spaniards will come In with an unconditional acceptance of our last demand. Still, substantial progress may be regarded as having been achieved if the Spaniards show a disposition to discuss In any phase the cession of the Philippine* to the United State?, even In connection with a money Indemnity. The amount of that indemnity after all, It Is believed, will be the principal point of difference between the two sides. It has been made Into the charter of projectors of a remarkable syndicate scheme for tbe purchase of ih# Philippines for the sum of $400,000.flOO. The result has been to show that I hey are Irresponsible parties, and It Is scarcely to be doubted that the projcet hits been put forward' as a means of enhancing the price which the Spaniards may demand for the relinquishment of tie Philippines. In other words, the Spaniards might claim Justification for demanding a sum as large aa two hundred million dollars If they could point to the fact that a syndicate stood ready to pay double that price for the islands. However, this has not lead to any modiflra'inn* of the American demands, as fur as can be learned, and it Is probable that several sessions of the Joint commission will be consumed In hagfiling over the mere amount of money to be paid over on account of the Philippines. Nothing to Gain, nil to Lose. Administration officials do not share the opinion expressed' In some quarters that the Paris peace commission will fail In Its efforts to agree upon a treaty. Their opinion1 Iff not based upon any specific Information received from Paris, but rather upon the fact that by withdrawing from the conference Spain has nothing to gain and all to loae. It is undoubtedly true that should the Spaniards adopt this course they would sacrifice the indemnity this government is now disposed to grant, and would also precipitate trouble for themselves all along the Ifne. The United States undoubtedly would immedlatefly take forcible possession of the entire Philip plno- group, and at onco enter upon a military and naval campaign which would end only upon an unconditional surrender of whatever territory this government might see lit to demand. It Is believed that the United States would at this time consent to n cash payment of from *20.000.000 to J25.000.000 rather than to renew the war, but the longer the final settlement Is delayed, the smaller will be the Indemnity. In any event, the President Is not disposed to brook unnecessary prolongation? of the negotiations, and It Is believed has fo Indicated to our peace commissioners. PnrUir'i Report on Cnbn, WASHINGTON, Nor. 15.?The Hon. Robert P. Porter, special commissioner of the United States for Puerto Rico and Cuba, presented- Ills report to the President and secretary of the treasury tc day. The report submitted contains lift Mft nrntvfai ?itw> ttruja wnrv fllVlw <ntn the financial and economic conditional of Cuba, analyzing the budget of that inland for fourteen years, showing the sources of Income and the cause? of expenditure. There are same supplementin' reports yet to be made. There are ?i"? among the data an<l the testimony < lied 1 many valuable general statements In n-latlon tOthe financial. Industrial, commercial an<l nodal condition* of th<? Island of Cuba, whlcfo form ? nucleus for a report on the possibilities for American enterpriseand the ?pi rtunttea Air American capital and labor when the more presaelng questions of t9ie government tod revenue and taxation of the inland havo been Bottled. Jlimt CM nnt hy Jattnnry IWASHINGTON, D. C., Nov. 15.?The rr>vernment has renewed and strcngth?nwl its determination that the Spanish evacuation of Cuba and the American < UpatlOD nhall not b?? deferred beyond January 1 next. This conclusion haa been (v/rnmunlcated to the Spanish government within tho last few days In ?r?.vi>r 10 an urgent roquet* that the of vactimtlon bo put off. bi.txujse of the larift? number of ?pftnlrfh troop* r?'Tii.ilnlnfr on (he llaml, who, It wan rep"* iit.Ml, could be treated by thi? cornmlMioiM at IMrls or Havana. Th" re iut? of the Hpanlnh government wan lorwardiHl t,> Washington through the rr?*rtj which rrcelvetl also I'l! fotlvar(l*rt toy cable the refuftal <?f ttjji government to put off the date of umlng American control. \ BISHOP DOANE'S ADDRESS To tltfl Prtcata of blf Kplitoptl Dloeno nn Ibe Attitnile of tb? ChnroU lu I(o(*rci?v? fo lite ypaulih W'nr. ALBANY, N. T., Nor. 15.-Rlght Rev. William Croswell Doane, Ir* bis annual address to the priests of his diocese today, made Important reference to th* Spanish war, the alleged abuses and the Episcopal church's idea of acquisition of territory. He said in part: "Hateful and hideous in Ha essential nature and bringing Inevitable horrors in its train, of disease and death, of broken hearts and desolate homes, and of evil passions roused (not hatred so much as lust of spoil and pride and boastfulness and the accustoming to cruelty), there Is that, nevertheless, in any righteous war which develops the loftiest virtues of our race, patriotism, relf-sacrlflce, patience, clemency, chivalry, heroism and the loving not of our own lives. In the midst of the mass of materialism and the covetousness of earthly possessions, out from the sonokt and dust of battle, comes the element nf MPiilicm nf oiher and hisrher thoughts than the mere taking of ease In the possession. of this world'? goods, or the uneasiness of envy or hunger for their acquiring. Setting aside the lower motives, which, like alloys in purest ore, must enter Into every national or Individual action, the torch which lighted up this name of light was kindled by the divine spnrk of pity for the suffering and the oppressed. And step by step, in the unaccounted for destruction of our battleship, in the unparalleled victory of Manila, in the blind blunder of Cervera. in the matchless siege of Santiago, God has wrought out his will and revealed his way. Not less, it seems to me In the humiliation than in the honor of the war has he spoken to chasten any spirit of vuln glory by the dark shadow of the sufferings In camp and hospital, which an administration, of military affairs accustomed to such duties and expecting the. emergency would have avoided. "Just or unjust, wise or unwise, necessary or avoidable, the decision has been taken out of human hands as to whether there should or should not be war tfith Spain, the capture of Manila, the occupation of Porto Rico, the responsibility for Cuba. I shall be sorry ' " ' ' * -?-A ? *? la.aHAiAI. MfVlInVl Kna ii ix deseis in ud itvuu uuiiaci, iiiwi .>un been called the disease of the AngloSaxon race. I look with grave anxiety upon the tremendous problems which demand the utmost wisdom of a statesmanship, for whose creation we have need to pray. But the duties are upon us and the dangers are before us and we must meet them like men and in the fear of God and not apply to the conditions of to-day counsels that wer* wise a hundred years ago, nor whine like babies at a bitter dose of medicine, or schoolboys over a lesson that is hard to learn. The brave and honest, and it seems to me, the sensible and th? onJy attitude is that of'waitlng upon God to learn and to get from him the wisdom and the grace to work out his will, which foaa carved out with sword and cannon and musket, by fleets and armies, a new place for this people among the nations of the world. The courage and not complaining, prayer and not vain regret, confidence and not cowardtee. outrht to be the spirit of the Chris tlaxv citizen of America to-day. We have won, not & victory over a brave bat feeble foe, but we have won unity among ourselves, the knitting together of the EnglWh-speaklng race, the deliverance of an oppressed people, an open way among the nations for a purer faith, a truer liberty, a finer civilization. And we must pay the penalty, too. of the grief and losses of the war and of Its heavy burden, of national responsibility. "Of the duty of this nation to the world to-day we ought to think and speak upon our knees. It Is God who has wrought this out and who hath changed the face of the world, who has made the little ones a strong nation, who has wiped out, piece by piece, off the map of America, the name even of the nation whose illustrious son discovered tho existence of lbs southern hemisphere, who has built up the domination rvf Antrlo-Snxon over the Latin races who ha-? almoin reversed the miracle of Babel by the mastery of the English speech In all civilised nation* of the world. These are the conditions which confront us. We cannot go backwards to the circumstance# or the duties?of a centuTy ago. Not conquest, but the acceptance of responsibility in the world of which we are a part, among the nations and peoples ol the earth to vrtiom we have a message; this is our duty, written it seems to me for him who runs to read. "If we would make ourselves more true and faithful citizens, It we would do our share towards good government by the selection of the governors. If wo would surround those that are In authrtpifv hv thA nt.mosnhere of a. reform ed nnd elevated public opinion, if we would leaven the mass of our political and social life by the leaven of our own higher lives; If we would govern ouroelveB, our homes, our cities purely and well until the Influence spread up and out and on to the state and to the federal government we should help on tha time when God can use us as fit Instruments to establish his sovereignty in the world." HAnOHALHBADQUABTKBS Of Republican Party will h? Opened In Wnahlngton Nrzl Month. CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 15.?The Repubi.can national headquarters, according to Secretary Charles "F. Dick, will be opened In Washington as soon as Congress convenes and preparations for the ccmpalgn of 1900 will go forward rapidly. Discussing the subject, Colonel Dick said:' "The nation*! Republican headquarter* will be opened br the time Congress convcuos end will continue until a?t*r the pre.'.Umtlal election lu 1900. I "We will BO on keeplnff In close touch with our different state nnd dlstrlct organizations and keep them together. Our Idea l.t to always have thmi in good working order, reiulK for any kind of work, and not to depend upon organization at the last moment The day after the nomination for President we fhnll have literature to send out. It was after Mr. McKlnley was nominated la 1*88 thai we commenced to think of literature. This time we Intend lo be ready." ? Knl|hti of Labor Convention, rUT/IAnf) Vnv 1R ?Th#? a nmini con vontlon of the Knlffhta of Labor began here to-day. Over one hundred deleKates were In attendance when General Mouter Workmim Hlckii, of New York, called the convention to order. The proceeding will probably luKt a week or ten day*. The meeting* are held behind cloned doors. It 1m nald that the Knights will pa** r**solutlona combating the a*aertfon itMbutid to PreaMent Samuel Gompera, of the American Federation of Labor that organized lahor la against tho acaulfltloa of conaucred ierritoiy. WARSf FIGHT IS ON n Pennsylvania Agiinit Senator Quiy'i Rc-elcclioo. STATE SENATOR MAGEE DENIES That ha Voa Made a Deal at nuy Charnc* ler will* Jlim?.\?liher hna Martin, of Philadelphia Had any Understanding. The Bnalneae Mes'i ItepHbltonn I*easne la oat In an Addreaa to the PMple-Qnajr la AeoiMd of not IStlnj; l.ojral to Certain Republican Candid* tea for CongTeaa. The United Mlatee Seuatoraltlp. PITTSBURGH. Pa.. Nov. 15.?A report hna been in circulation for some time to the effect that Senator C. L. Magec had made a deal with Quay. It was reported yesterday that It had been airreed that In return for Magee's aupport of the state ticket the latter was to "audit the claims" of those who aspired for positions under the state government Senator Magee was asked about the reported deal and he replied: "There la not the shadow of truth la that report. I have made no deal with Quay and furthermore, I shall make none. I supported the Republican ticket because I felt that It was my duty as a Republican to do so. I realised that it was highly necessary for every good citizen to come tothe support of the ticket in behalf of the national administration." "Has Martin made a deal with Quay?" "No, sir; I don't think so. and I don't believe he will make a deal with him. He supported the Republican ticket for tho cirnx rMsnn nn I find every Other good Re-publlcan did;" COMEBACK AT QUAY. Addrui of Bnflneu IIiu'i Republican Laagae?Aockm Him of Treachery to the Kcpnbllcan Party fn Re^rd to Couareolnnnl rniidlilitlen. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 16.?The Business Men's Republican League of Pennsylvania issued a statement to-day on the result of the recent election. Among: other things it says: "It is an. incontrovertible c ertainty that a majority of more than thirty of the next legislature have been elected upon a platform in opposition to the return of Senator Quay to the United States senate, and are pledged to stand against all harmful machine legislation. Of the one hundred and 'thirty-three members of the last legislature who voted for Senator Penrose, and thereafter followed the dictates of the Quay mn^klnA S||? ?ioantv.fniii< hnva hi>nn ro. elected, or only eighteen per cent; while of the " evewty-aix" who eupported Hon. John Wanamaker, thirty-two have toeen returned, or more than forty-two per cent. ;Of .the fifty Quoy then who attempted to collect mileage bills for expenses never incurred, only seven are re-elected, wfcile the four anti-Quay men on the same committees, who refused to render bills for money not expended, have ail been re-elected. "benaiw wuay uuu u. dciioiuimu vi/~ ponent in but one county of the state, Tioga, wtaere both he and his opponent submitted their names to the people, and Quay was overwhelmingly defeated by Hon. Charles Tubbs. In the Republican strongholds of Blair, Chester and Union counties, seven members were Instructed at the primaries to vote for Senator Quay, because no candidate was announced against him, but at the election these seven members instructed for Senator Quay were defeated. "Even the influence of Senator Quay in his own county of Beaver was Insufficient to renominate the two men who had done his bidding in the last legislature. State Chairman Elkin was forced to take down the two members from his own county of Indiana whom he had led In-to betraying the people, and whom ho desired returned In the Interest of the machine. "Ex-State Treasurer Haywood could not renominate his two servile followers *? ? v... nmmflanr iru.u merCCX" , uiuuh?i |/ivv?u^u. they were entitled to another term, yet a member of the "seventy-six" In this county broke all precedents, and was re-elected for the third time against the opposition of the Quay machine. Not one of the four members from Craiwford county will be controlled by | Sena-tor Andrews. Ex-Secretary of the Commonwealth Frank Reeder lost the four members he formerly controlled from Northampton county. Chief Clerk of the Senate 9mltey*s two men from Venango were defeated. Resident Clerk of the House Fetterhoff failed to elect any of the five members of die house or the state senate from Montgomery county. President pro tern-elect Walton, of the senate, was not returned to | enjoy the honor purchnsed by his subserviency to the Quay machine. Senator Andrews, whose presence In Uhe past has done more to debauch and dcmor auze legislatures man any outer obbiivvi j Is left; at home. In twelve out of the fifteen counties visited by Hon. John Waruimaker and other speakers under the auspices of the Business Men's Republican League during the lost three weeks of the campaign, oil elected ontl- I Quay members of the legislature. "The Business Mien's Republican League wishes to draw attention with emphasis to the fact that throughout tho entire campaign Just ended, it consistently and earnestly supported all candidates of the Republican party for members of the national house of representatives from this state, and had i tho Quay machine done tho same the Republicans would not now be regrctIng the calamity caused by tho defeat of lion. Charles W. Stone, a consistent Republican member of Congress, and the election In hl? stead of that apostle of free sliver and free trade, Hon. Joseph C. Sibley. This Is but one example or how traitorous live yuay macmna ! has become. Even while preaching from tlio stump the sup?port of President McKtnley, his administration and tho principles on which the Republican party hns won po many and glorious victories, they used their efforts to weaken, and deptete the Repub.lcan majority In our national house of representatives, though no badly needed to make effective l'rcsluent McKinloy's wise and patr.otlo purposes, for the nolo reason that they might revenge themselves on one who had courage to ai>peal to the people In his candidacy for governor. Instead of to the (rule or ruin) machine. "In the work before us, the Business Men'? Republican League confidently appeals to all loVsn of Comity and patriotism among Pennsylvania's dtlieDl for support In whatsoever way each flndl he run givt K bent. It 1m not unking support for any man, but fur the redemption of ttie great Republican party of our commonwealth." SURPRISING RESULTS lit tli* Krconttt of Taylor Connlf*a Vote. Itrpnbllcuii* May Gain the Mrmbir at Home of DtHaMw-('rook?ln?ii U AU 8peclal Dlnpatch to the Intelligencer. GRAFTON, W. Va., Nov. 15.?At this hour. II o'clock p. m., the recount of ibp ballots cant at the election in this county baa not been completed* but no far iuf it ha? been done, there are some surprising results?very surprising to Republicans, aa R looks now aa though the Republican candidate for the house of delegates, who had a majority of 81 on the face of the returns, would be counted out. TKlrtoon nt fVin nlnntPM TirM?ln*?tS Of the county have been recounted, which has resulted In a net loss to the Republican candidate of 70 votes. He la now but eleven ahead' of his opponent. Dent, and If che proportionate losses keep up in the re*t of the precktcta yet to becounted Dent will have a pretty safe majority, thus sending a Democrat to the legislature from Taylor. A recount Is being had also on con ? V... ? nn mnlAHfll, /lhaTIVB hat hMn made, leaving Dayton's vote about as at first reported. Republicans here are non-plussed over the recount on the legislature, and they have only a slight hope that their candidate will get through. No satisfactory explanation can be made of the surpris-. fng change. It seems strange that tho commissioners of. election could have made so many errors on first count, but that they did Is the only explanation now to be offered. The Republicans here think there is some crookedness in connection with the affair. The change in the recount is too much to be accepted as a. mere accident. The change occurs in two precincts In Grafton principally. Knnawhn County'* fnnrna* Special Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. CHARLESTON. W. Va., Nov. 15.? Kanawha county's official vote ns com pleted by the county court at mldnignt, Is as follows: For Congress?Edwards, Republican, 4,439; Johnston, Democrat, 4,080. For state senate?Shlrkey, Republican, 4,441; Ashby, Democrat, 4.131; Stephenson, Democrat, short term, no opposition, 4,038. For house of delegates ?Hunt. 4,299; Malcolm, 4,451; Morris, 4,458; Martin, 4,458. Flournoy, 4,140; Drew, 4,057; Raj*, 4,210; Blackwood, 4,054. SANTIAGO CAMPAIGN. General Ilrefikliirltlgn Mildly Roasts Gru*>rn1 rfhaftornii IU Conduct. WASHINGTON. D. C., Nov. 15.-Gen. Breckinridge continued his testimony before the war investigation commission to-day. His testimony to-day dealt with the campaign in Cuba and the transportation of troops <o that island. He had, he said, gone to Cuba as inspector general, arriving at Tampa on the 5th of June. Ilk had observed casually the preparation for the disembarkation of troops before the expedition left and had concluded that they were quite inmlffoJftU*..'\L3*d'e no report, however," lie sold, "as General Miles was on th* ground and could observe for himself." He was questioned at some length concerning the conduct of the campaign iw frrmf nf Kantlairo. and replied that I the result was what he had expected it would be. Everything there, he raid, was strained to pet men on board and consequently there was comparatively little effort to sc?cure equipment. While he knew nothing definitely of the plana of the campaign he was sure there was a plan. He was quite certain from a conversation, he had had with General Miles that he had a plan, though he did not say that this was the plan carried Into effect. "Of course." sniggested Governor Beaver, "Santiago was' the goal of the campaign." "Certainly, the fact <Vns published so extensively in the newspapers that many of the men on board the vessels would not accept this Information as to the> destination na correct." Asked as to his opinion of the result of the campaJgn he said he thought It was consistent with the character of the ?.? ? ?.? <? ivimt In bn I Hit:ir miu kuiiuuvitu it ? expected from the limitations of General Shaftcr. I think It would have been different If General 211 Ilea had been In command?that it would have been more satisfactorily conducted. I think he has more of the spark and genius of command than- any man In1 the army, and I am sure that if too toad toad charge he would have been in the front rank." Ex-Governor Woodbury suggested that the battle in front of San Juan had been fought and the victory won within eight days of landing. General Hrecklnridga in reply, said the victory had been won "when General Toral's nerve gave out." This, he continiKd, had been the war of all others when riuccess had been won in its earliest stages. He believed that the war was tho Ix>rd's war and that this wonderful success was due to his su pervlslon. The time for tnetmtie waa, however, short enough. Yet It must be remembered- that the distance between the battlefield nnd Siboney waa leas than half a day's march, but while he considered the result as marvelously commendable he did not feel that Gen. Shatter was. above criticism 1n the conduet of the campaign. He could not believe the result was a miracle*, but he ascribed the outcome to the fact that the army was one which was capable of meeting all calls. "No matter how It was tangled up," he said, "It went to victory." He hod at the time quoted Lord Bereaford when- he said to his army upon a certain occaaioti; "I foavo led %*ou Into a. devil of n tlx and tt Is now your duty to light like h? to get me out of it." Ho was sure at least that all en-paged in the war had acted with zeal and every man had done the best of which he was capable and ho had never known a war in which there WU5 HOI Ul'lllCjnar Ul l?t- v-iuov- Wi iu Senator llnmin Explains. CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 1G.?Senator Hanh&t *alds to-day that In hl? Interview concerning the necessity for a revision of the war revenue and tariff laws he intended to cast no reflection upon the Dlnffley bill. "What 1 said," declared the senator, 'was that a revision of the tariff must eventually come. I did not mean that revision Hhould necessarily be attempted at the coming- PQS*k>n of Congress. The revenues from tariff duties are, however, declining because of the decrease In Imports. 1 repeat that I am In favor of putting duties on tea, coffee and other articles which we cannot produce." Senator Hnnna objected to the Imputation that his views on l ho tariff and war revenue measures were associated with the policy of expansion. "I said 1 nothing whatever about expansion In | my recent Interview." suld the senator I to-day. "And nobody hud authority to < I put words in my mouth on that ?ub- 1 IJcCt.*4 1 ... -.1 it.'--.'; - BRYAN RECTOS From the Severe Attack of "Military Lockfa?" WHICH HE I'ROl'ESSH) TO IlAVh And Talks on th? Reanlu of III* R?ceitt Election*? Jalma (bat lb* MllmUnaf (Ion li not l>mu, bat mi Forefd into the Background During lh? C?m|Mlgu. 8ny tli? Bounroai Chicago Platform ha. ?ot Ilia r^ln. u?l?a Mo ph tat leal Vl?w of the Political Kommcraanlt In Own Mule* LINCOLN. Neb.. Nov. 15.-CoL VT. J. Bryan to-night gave to the Associated Press the following toteryiew, relative to the late election: "While I do not understand that service In the volunteer army prevents a soldier from expressing opinions upon political questions, I declined to take part in the late campaign lest I should be accused by partisan opponents of attempting to embarrass the administration. Now, that the election is over, I shall exercise a citizen's privilege of discussing the returns. "Compared with the election of 1896, the Republicans have gained In some places and lost In others. It was not a sweeping Republican victory. On the whole the result Is not surprising when It Is remembered that the administration is just concluding a successful war. nrhfltt a mnUHtV nf hha onMI?M nro probably anti-Republican, the management of the war has been entirely In Republican hand#, and the strongest argument used during the campaign was that a Republican defeat would discredit the President in the eye* of the foreign nations wWle his commissioner* are engaged in making a treaty. "It was not a. trial upon the Issues before the people, but a successful plea for a continuance of the case. The people have not accepted the gold standard; they have not fallen in love with the plan to give the banks a monopoly of the Issue of paper money; they have not decided- to retire the greenbacks; they have not surrenderd to the trusts. These questions were forced into the background by the declaration of war. out cney must oe laueu ukuju ??> own peace Is restored. The Chicago platform presents for public consideration certain, vital economic questions. That platform has not been abandoned by those who endorsed it In 1896. It will be reaffirmed in 1900 because it gives expression to the hopes and aspirations of a large majority of the party. "When the Democrats, Populists and Silver Republicans favored Cuban independence they understood that war would give a temporary advantage to the party in power, but they were willing to risk defeat in order to aid the people fighting to be free. "Neither can the election be regarded a* an. endorsement Watiy ^eflnfte foreign policy. Until a treaty of peace has been entered Into, and the terms made known, the people cannot pass Judgment on It. Whether the war will raise any question of sufficient importance to turn public attention from domestic problems remain/! to be seen." In regard to the Nebraska election, he said*. "A light vote was cast in1 Nebraska, but the fusinnists have elected the entire etate ticket and earned the eamo congressional districts that they carried In 1896. If Senator Allen is defeated for re-election It will be because senators are elected by legislators, instead- of by the people. If a Republican senator is chosen by the new legislature he will go to Washington to represent a minority of the people of the state, and to thwart the will of the majority." 8T?BL BAIL MANUFACTURES. ' Meeting to b? Helil In J*ltt?btirch lo At* trmpt lo Itcrlro nlit Pool. PITTSBURGH, Pa., Nov. 15.?An important meeting: has been called for the near future of the steel ra/il manufacturers of this city and surrounding sec lions, ino purpose wi me ujvv-w*?6 w attempt to revive the old steel rail pool which existed throughout the country for many years and which was disbanded about a year ago One plan that will be suggested at this meeting Is the Idea of establishing ai central selling agency. Br so doing It will give each steel rail manufacturing concern a certain allotment of orders which wlH be based on the productive capacity. It 1? understood that this new plan or agreement will provide for the control of the rail business by a single selling agency, which will probably be organised as a company and will control all uie ran miua unuci wure iuku ut ream; or contract. Though conducted very quietly it Is understood the negotiations for the new combination have been successful and that an agreement lias been reached on general terms and referred to a committee, which is at present arranging the details. The situation Jias been simplified to some extent by the organization of the Federal Steel Company which was Instrumental In bringing together some of the elements which have previously opposed the new combination. M'KSHKA-KEBBRS. Brilliant Naptlftla at Hi LohIi Attended by Prominent IVmi Virginians. ST. LOUIS. Mo., Nov. 15.?Miss Kathryn Kerens, daughter of Col. R. C. Kerens, national Republican committee r.mn from Missouri, and Lieut. Frank Bbrneman McKenna, U. S. A... acting captain In the volunteer service under General Brooke, end son of Supreme Justice McKennn, were united in wedlock this afternoon. Archbishop Kaln, of St. Louis, assisted by Bishop Donahue, of Wheeling, Wevt Virginia, performed the marriage ceremony, which was heltf in St. Alphonsus* church. After tho ceremony at the churrti a reception was held at the Kerens residence. The wedding guests Included a targe number of out-of-town people of prominence. among whom were Justice and Mrs. McKenna* of Washington, D. C.; Senator Elklns, of West Virginia; Mr. W. H. Bowers, of West Virginia and the bride's Kod-mother, Mrs. Anne Hocy, of Arkansas. The wedding presents were many and costly. A Plncky Clergyman. NEW YORK, Nov. IS.?Rev. Maurice Rosenthal, a Jewish clergyman, was aroused from his sleep early to-day by hearing a stranger In his house in East One Hundred and Sixteenth street. Arming himself with a pistol, he went , Into tho parlor where he was attacked *y the intruder. The two men fought desperately for a few moments, Che bur. ... U-L ctar proving to be the stronger. At lut the clergyman- fired his. fllstol full In the face of\ the burglar who fell unconscious, a bullet having torn out Ms left eye ana entered the brain. The wounded man was taken to a hospital, when he recovered sufficiently to reveal hi* naire and' address as 'William Farrell, ! of North Third street. Philadelphia. He Is about twenty-one rears of ace. and ; of powerful build. The surgeons say he cannot rccover. TEH KILLED fnaU'rrek od tb? (l?ud Trunk Boad? Hnr Trenlon, OnUrttt. KINGSTON. On!.. Nov. 11?Br wreck on the Grand Trunk railway at the Diamond crossing. near Trenton, ' OnL. t<ukv. (An. npmnni w?rA IrlllMf and about twenty more or lew Injured, several seriously and one perhaps fatally. A freight train of three car* was j endeavoring to enter a Biding when the % Montreal express, least-bound, crashed Into It at full gpeed, completely'wrecking the freight train. The engine and several cars of the , express were derailed, burying the fireman and engineer and an extra engineer. named Riley, who was on his way t<? Belleville, to take charge of an engine. A wrecking train woo dispatched lo the scene at once, and the crew set to work, with the asdstance of the uninjured pafjengera. In rtwculng and caring for the dead and Injured. A number or i'fle lacier were tatten 10 ueuovuie ana placed in the hospital: The dead are an follows; John Riley, J engineer, of Brockvllle; George Paulln, 1 cattle dealer, nf Toronto; A. Carey, of J Coburg; Albert Tracey. of Prescott; a woman and child enroute from Holland to the western slates; William Lunness, of Toron<o: Brady, of Belleville; engineer of the express; McDonald, of Belleville, fireman of the express; the fireman of the freight train, name not known. 8TANDAKU Oil* iKUUlttX. K entmry of. tlir C'um|?oy Rtftrna to Aniwo'r Question* put to Hint. CLEVELAND. 0.. Nov. 16.?Another unsuccessful attempt was made by Attorney General Monet t to-day to have I P. B. Squire, secretary of the Standard Oil /Company, and hi? attorney, Virgil B. Kline, certified to the supreme court for contempt for refusal to answer certain questions In the investigation of the Standard Oil Company. ; Mr. Squire wm kept on the witness stand all the forenoon, and was closely . \ examined by Mr. JVfonett, who was endeavorlnf? to bring: out the relation that ! existed between the Standard and the Buckeye Pipe Line Company, the Solar and the Ohio Oil Companies, and the Northwestern Natural Gas Company. Mr. Squire claimed he was unable to answer many of the questions that were asked, and many others were objected to by his attorney, Mr. Kline. Some of ?-.? ",t the objections were ovemueu oy ??ter Commissioner Brinsmade. During the examination, many lively tilts took place between Mr. Monett and Attorney, Kline. Mr. Monett finally naked that the commissioner cite both Mr. Squire and Mr. Kline to the supreme court for contempt. but Col. Brlnsmade. refused to comply, ' with the request. KtiffJnmlanrt America. MANCHESTER, Nov. 15.?At the N?. tlonal Liberal Unionists conference here to-day, Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, made hie first public speech since his return from the United States. ' After referring- to the "thorough and . ! complete sympathy so noticeable between the motherland and her colonies,* Mr. Chamberlain continues as follows: "What is of equal importance, our Attwidvn. kinfolk (Loud cheers) have :> begun to understand better. If we ] have had differences In the past, I believe they have arisen entirely from tho want of proper mutual understanding, but now the American people know> that In the late trouble our hearts went out to them (cheers) and they heartllg ;* reciprocate our good feelings. "I shall not attempt to predict what mav follow this better feeling, but I may at least hope that in the future the ? undersandtnpr of which I have spoken, may be perfected and that in the face of that understanding: we two may be able to guarantee peace nnd civilization J to the world." (Prolonged cheers.) JH The Drojrffl* Cair. PARIS, Nov. 15.?The court of cassation has Informed the minister of ths colonies, M. GuIUaln, that it has decided that Dreyfus be Informed by tstograph that the revision proceedings have commenced and that he prepare ,..j his defense. The minister of the colonies has received & cable dispatch saying Dreyfus Is in good health. The decision of the court of cassation to inform the prisoner that the revision proceeding have commenced, and notifying him to prepare his defense Is 3 very alpniflcant, ns it has hitherto been generally admitted that no innovation should be Introduced in the Dreyfus proceedings. Questions will now lis drafted and posted to Dreyfus, who wilt formulate his replies. Two ionrtrnM-tiNl DreUlon*. KNOXVILLE. Tcnn., Nov. 15.?Verdicts in two oourtmartlal canes which have Interested the army world fop some time were announced to-day. Captain F. M. Bell, second Ohio, charged with failure to disperse a riot nt Chlckam.au go, the men having a disorderly meeting concerning their muster out, jjj was found guilty. Lieutenant F. T. Carr. First West Virginia, charged with failure to pay mess bills at Chattanooga, was acquitted, but found guilty or the general Charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order, lie received a reprimand. W. c. T. u. BWcilon. ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 15.-Thc Tem pic matter camo up again in ino w. v. T. U. thl? afternoon and a resolution endorsing the Temple wns defeated by a vote of 76 to 277. The election of olllcers resulted a? follows: President, Mrs. Lillian M. Stevens, of Maine: corresponding secretary, Mrs. Susannah 5! Fry, of Minnesota. Mrs. Clara C. Hoffmann, of Missouri, xvaa re-elected recording secretarr on the first ballot, receiving 292 out of 351 fl votes cast Jfts. Frances B. Hcauchamp, of Kentucky, was made assistant recording secretary. Weathrr FortMit for To.ittjr, For Went Virginia, warmer with Increasing cloudlncn*; variable winds. For weaUrn Pennsylvania ami Ohio, fair anil warmer; brisk southwest winds. Uml 'lrin|? trulitrr. Tho temperature Saturday as observed by (\ Schnppf. drutnrlHt. corner Market * and Fourteenth streets, was as follows: a.m....... 3SI3 p. m ? * !? n. 4217 p. m 45 13 in 47lWeather, Fair.