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153t3,,1);,"3iS5fe'"3W'ir?5fL 3523-, - ""RfT't2l5riH'- r. jf,, . - fj WW Partly cloudy weather; warmer; light variable winds. , 46,222 Circulation Yesterday NO. 1.62: WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. 1898-ElGHTEEN PAGES-WITH CAMPAIGN SUPPLEMENT. THREE CEN'JS. " jss-- inj-Tn" o-i-wa - K -!p"o''rwwiwiiTii.a''ipiat "?'N5"S -it SSJiSr GHfflA'S HOUB IS AT HASD Tlie Destruction of the Empire Believed to Be Near. GEAYE CRISIS EJ EEAXCE The Military Authorities Have De fied tlie Civil Pot ct Au Opportunity- for a. Strong, Ambitions Man Dart; Talk of Corruption nntl Treason, IVItli Drefn Merely the Scaiii'Koat. , (Special Cablegram Copyrighted.) London, SepC 24. A coup d'etat in China, and almost a coup d'etat in. Prance have added another week of in creased apprehension to the record or this anxious year.' The information from Pekin is so meager that it is still Impos ' .sible to discuss the Far Eastern situation intelligently. It is significant to note that the British, authorities fear the worst and are ready to admit that the advan tage gained by the dismissal of Li Hung ,- -iChang is more than lost by the sensa tional turn of events. The latest consensus of opinion at the moment is that the destruction of the Chinese Empire is now at hand. The news of the bpread of the anti dynastic revolution strengthens the be lief that collapse will be accompanied by violence. It is useless, under the circum stances, to speculate on what will become of the ruins. In France, on the other hand, the sit uation Is full of uncertainties, but the is sue is becoming clearer and more criti cal hour by hour. A well-dollnoa strug gle between the civil and the military power has begun. How serious the pres ent moment Is for France may be judged from the fact that even conservative '.English observers do not believe that tlie rojtublicau constitution can survive the strain. The military authorities at Paris, including Gen. Zurlinden and Gen Chur--roluo. have actwi in open defiance of the premier and the m;orit of his cabinet in beginning the prosecution of Col. Pic iquart. The countrj now awaits the re "sponse to the challenge from the execu tive head of the government. M. Brlsson has more courage than the average mediocre French politician, but there is reason to fear, In this great crisis, that he will weakly submit to mili tary dictation and the oligarchy of the army will be an accomplished fact. No one doubts that if there were a strong, ambitious man in France at this moment he could seize the government without dilficuSy. Even President Faure has been suspected of such designs within a few days. It happens, however, that what he has gained in vanity since he became president he has lost in clever ness, and if he ventured on highhanded measures he would probably make a mess of it. Here is an interesting version of tills feature of the situation by a formerly prominent Frenchman who is now only a fcpectator: "Taking all the circumstances into con sideration, one has only to follow the logic of facts to foresee what may hap pen if the commission pronounces during the next week in faor of a revision of the Dreyfus trial. If President Faure were a Bonaparte there would not be a shadow of a doubt. Even as it is, he has but to say one word to have France at his feet, and, mark you, if he does not say this word if he does not declare against revision he will have Drumont and Rochefort and the whole French mob in hue and cry against him, and there will be nothing for him to do but to fol low the example of Grevy and go. But, if on the other hand, in order to oppose revision, he resigns the presidency, con gress will meet within twenty-four hours at Versailles under the presidency of Jr. Loubet, who will, you may be sure, ex pedite matters, and Faure will be elected by a crushing majority hostile to revi sion. He will then form a Barthou min istry with an ambitious, strong general at the war office Gen. Brugere, for in stanceand he will then be able to do wHwt he likes with the country." "Whether or not this sensational forecast ie justified, it is safe to predict that the sittings of the Spanish-American peace l convention at Parte next month will be overshadowed in Interest by other events in the same city. The Impression is daily gaining wider credence in Paris that the so-called secret which influences the suc cessive ministers of war to oppose re vkta at any cost. Is the appalting fact thai the majority of 4he general stair is lMgwd in corruption and traftorona prac tices, of which Dnefus Is only the scape- The disclosure of the humtHatina- truth -weaM incite the outraged Frenchmen to a revolution. HBHOES OF OMTJTJRSIAN. The Ttvcntj-firut Infantry to lie "Welcomed nml lloiuin'il In Loudon. London, Sept. 34. It Is reported that the vmr oce has granted the Twenty-first ilKOMtrjr a short furlough in recognition of their bravery at Omdurman. Other-.-wieo the regiment would have gone direct f row Egypt to India, for two-year's stay. According to report. It has been ar ranged that the regiment shall tlrst come to London and march with full equip ment from the docks to the Knight's Bridge barracks, receiving an ovation throughout the march. A committee, composed of officers of all branches of the military service, are making arrange ments to present the regiment with a gold shield commemorative of its famous charge at Omdurman. i . DRAWING-ROOM SCANDALS. Queen Vfetorin. Jshoeked. Provides AKniiiHt Their Repetition. (Special Cablegram Copyrighted.) 'London, Sept. 4. The new regulations for the drawing rooms which will be in force next season are due to the queen's annoyance at scandals discovered during -this and last year. It was found that impeouniou3 ladies of rank were adver tising for a fixed sum to bring out young ladies who were rich but not in society. The terms included a presentation at court and the run of the London season. Hnme.s in Cuba for Everybody. Land for the rich and poor for cash or on-Installment plan. Cuban Land and Trading Co., 1421 F Street. "White Ash -Stove Coal, f $1,115. !No. 2, per 2,240 lbs. guaranteed and de Jivered free, j We will pay your car fare or telephone mtage to reach us. Beware 'of detractors W. A. Berry & Co., r 1213 ' 4th St. N. wA'Phone 1311. The idea that presentations should be sold was a severe shock to her majesty. The presentation lists were scanned more carefully than ever, but It was not discov ered that any of the ladles thus present ed had anything against their personal character that would disqualify them from being received by the sovereign. The number of presentations has been reduced to 200, partly with a view of giv ing the court officials greater control of the list. In the new regulations it is in tended to restrict the practice of persons who have been presented attending fre quently the subsequent drawing rooms. Debutantes are to be told that they are not expected to attend dr'jwlng rooms oftener than once in three years. THE EMPRESS LAUGHED. "Whereupon Fram Josef Ordered the ItelciiKe of. Imprisoned Americans. London, Sept. 24. An incident occurring a few days before the Empress of Aus tria left Vienna on her last journey has just reached London. Several American friends of the em press's reader, Mr. Barker, applied for permission to go through the castle at Lainz, which is the only emperor's resi dence closed to the public. Not only was the permission obtained by Barker from the empress, but the Americans were al lowed to take cameras. "When, however, they passed out of the castle gates they found themselves con fronted by detectives, who took posses sion of the cameras and placed their own ers under arrest. There was no vehicle and the Americans were marched to jail in Vienna, a two hours' tramp. The enraged prisoners Immediately, In a communication to Barker, declared that they were simply starving. The mes sage said: "We have had enough of your confounded Austrian castles and want to get back to free and independent America." Barker showed the message to the cm press while she was sitting in the grounds of Ischl Villa. Her majesty laughed so heartily that the emperor put his head out of the window and askeJ what was the matter. He was informed of the cir cumstances and a few minutes later the wires were conveying the imperial mes sages, inquiring the reason of the arrest and ordering the prisoners' release. The proudest possession of the suspects is the telegram containing the apologies of the emporor. MB. ASTOR ANNOYED. He Xotilles the Authorities That He In an Alien in England. London, Sept. 21. At the revision of the polling list at Maidenhead Thursday a liberal representative objected to the name of William Waldorf Astor on the ground that he was an alien. A letter was produced from Mr. Astor's agent as follows: "Mr. Astor's name was included in the list without his knowledge and against his wish. He has repeatedly notified the authorities that he is an alien and not, therefore, entitled to vote, and the fact that he has been returned as a voter will, I am sure, when I bring It to his notice, cause him considerable annoyance." The revision barrister struck Mr. As tor'a name from the list. NO DECISION REACHED. Stated That the Drej fun Revision Commission Muimik a Tie. London, Sept. 2L A dispatch from Paris to the Central News says that the three members of the Dreyfus revision commis sion nominated by the government fa vored revision of the trial, while the three nominated by the court of appeal were opposed to it. The absence of certain ministers from the council this afternoon prevented a decision by the council. REVISION MAY BE ORDERED. Slated That the Government "Will So Decide. Paris, Sept. 24. Although the Dreyfus commission has not decided upon a ie vision of the trial, it is stated that the government, nevertheless, will decide in favor of revising the case. Talcing Care of Ivan jr. Shanghai,, Sept. 21. Kang, whose ar rest has been ordered by the Chines? government, on a charge of plotting against the Emperor's life, arrived here today on board of the British steamer Chung King. The British consul here objected to Kang's arrest, and had him taken on board of a British warship. Amlinssndnr Porter's Dinner. Paris, Sept. 24. United States Ambas sador Porter has arranged to give a din ner to the American Commissioners hav ing in charge the representation of the United States at the Paris Exposition. VALUE OF PESOS FIXED. The President Pnme Lpon Porto II lean. Money. After a conference with Secretary Gage and Acting Secretnry Meikiejohn yester day attannoon tho President fixed the value of the Porto Rlcan peso when it is presented in payment for customs duties at ports in Porto Rico. He decided that the peso shall be ac cepted at 6ft cents, two pesos being equiv alent to a standard silver dollar. The bullion valuo of a peso Is 41- cents. It is worth 5 pesetas. The Petition Came Too Late. A petition to the President was received at tho White House yesterday urging the appointment of Robert G. Dyrenforth, national commander of the Union Vet eran Legion, as a member of the War Department Investigating commission. The petition came too late, as the com missioners had all been selected when it reached Mr. McKinley. The Second TVew Jersey Volunteers. The last trainload of men of the Second New Jersey Regiment passed through Washington yesterday morning. The troops were bound from Jacksonville to New Jersey to be mustered out. They were served with sandwiches, coffee and milk while the cars were sidetracked at Maryland Avenue. Veterinary HuidcUopcr. An order was yesterday Issued at the War Department to Lieut. Col. Rush Huldekoper detaching him from duty at Porto Rico and ordering him to Washing ton to report to the surgeon general. Lieut. Col. Huldekoper was chief sur geon at Camp Thomas under Gen. Brooke. New Duties for Capt. Evans. Capt. Robley D. Evans has been or dered to report at the Navy Department to become a member of the board of in spection and survey. Fortunes in Cuba. Join our "Syndicate of Common People" and get a home or fortune in Cuba, Easy terms. Book on Cuba free. Cuban Land and Trading Co., 1421 F. Men l.oolc Elsewhere, Bnt Buy Here. Drop in and let's talk It over. White ash coal, $3.99. S. S. Daish & Son, 705 Twelfth Street northwest. seS-tf-em Americans Accustom Them selves to Surroundings. AMY ILAYE SETTLED DOWN Personal Establishment! Have Been Set Up in the Suburbs liy Some of the- OUlcerx United States Ideas Arc Ileinf? Adopted Compluiuts of the Lateness of the Mails. Manila, Sept. 24. Gradually the Ameri cans, officers and men, are settling down for a. long stay. They are beginning to get accustomed to their strange condi tions of life, and are making themselves constantly more comfortable as this change develops. The dissatisfaction and complaint, which were loudly expressed at first, are de creasing perceptibly. Many of the men are still homesick, and are working hard to obtain their recall or discharge, but the general discontent lessens with their Increasing accommodation to the sur rounding circumstances. This change demonstrates the possibility that Ameri cans may successfully maintain them selves In the Philippines, in spite of the climatic and social conditions, which were at first deemed practically insur mountable. Experience thus far shows that the Americans will quickly assimilate the best elements in the conditions they have found. Their own Ingenuity, resource, en ergy and strength, added, will form a combination under which the development of the Philippines cannot fall to produce astonishing results. A good many American officers have taken houses in the various suburbs and set up personal establishments. By every 3tcamer sailing many Spaniards leave and with the departure of the Spanish garri son the whole condition of life in Munlla will be changed. Already It is assuming many American characteristics. The changes In the business methods, too, ire highly appreciated. The most Interesting outward sign of the American regime is the method of policing the streets and preventing the congestion of vehicles, a thing thaat was never done before. There is a good deal of complaint among the Americans about the action of the Postoffice Department at home in sending mails by transport ships. Letters take seen or eight weeks In transit that ought to come In five. Mail sent by the express steamers usually arrives in four weeks. The last general mall received here brought letters dated July 30, at the latest. This neglect is very severely and justly condemned. The transport Rio de Janeiro, which sailed on Thursday for San Francisco, had on board 180 invalided officers and men. The health of the American com mand is giving the authorities much con cern. The general health condition Is Im proving slightly, but it is still very bad. The dally average of sick reported Is about 1,200, which Includes a considerable number of cases of fever and dysentery. A change In rations has just been au thorized, substituting four ounces of rice for the ration of beef. This Is a great improvement, as the regular ration is not suited to the conditions which prevail here. Men who are only slightly III are frequently unable to recover because of the lack of proper food and are finally sent to the hospitals, where their recov ery is usually slow. Much sickness might have been prevented if the rations of the men had been better adapted to the needs of the sick. The death rate averages about ten a veek. There has been a gradual relaxation of discipline recently and there has conse quently been much drunkenness among the men. Gen. Otis Is taking prompt measures to restore proper discipline, but It Is hard to keep the men straight, there being comparatively little work for them to do. The insurgents are showing some dispo sition to creep back into the city, but there is slight possibility of any trouble. GEN. GRAHAM'S CORPS. Not Known AVhcther It "Will lie in the Cuban Occupation Army. Harrlsburg, Pa , Sept. 24. All is doub' among the general officers at Camp Meade regarding the future of Gen. Gra ham's corps. It is said an effort will bs made to secure large warehouses and other buildings near the city which may be used as barracks next Winter by those troops retained In the service. The War Department is now at wojje choosing the regiments now at Camp Meade which shall form part of the army of occupation in Cuba. There have been no deaths in camp for forty-eight hours. SOLDIER TYPHOID VICTIM. Charles LnuderhucU. of Haiti more. Dies in a Philadelphia. Hospital. Philadelphia, Sspt. 24. Charles Lauder back, a member of Company L, Third Missouri Volunteers, died in the Pennsyl vania Hospital last evening of typhoid fever, contracted In Porto Rico. lie was a resident of Baltimore. FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE. Several Promotions to the Rank: of Brigadier General. The following promotions were an nounced at the War Department yester day: To be brigadier generals of volunteers for service in the Santiago campaign: Lieut. Col. Charles B. Viele, First United States Cavalry; Col. William M. Wherry, Sixteenth United States Cavalry; Col. John H.Page. Third United States Infan try; Lieut. Col. G. S. Carpenter, Seventh United States Infantry; Lieut. Col. J. II. Patterson, Twenty-second United States Infantry; Lieut. Col. A. B. Daggett, Twenty-fifth United States Infantry; Lieut. Col. C. F. Humphrey, Quartermas ter's Department; Col. J. F. Weston, commissary of subsistence. To be brigadier general on account of services at Porto Rico: Col. Willis H. Hu'ings, Sixteenth Pennsylvania Volun teers. Cdl. Humphrey was in charge, of the quartermaster's department at Tampa and Santiago. S1."o to Baltimore and Return vi: B. fc O. Saturday ami Sunday. September 24 and 25, good for return until following Monday. Tickets good go ing and returning on all trains. sc22-Jt-eui ATLANTA TURNS DOWN ALGER The luformnl Reception to Him a CoIdr Clammy FJgxIe. Atlanta, Ga,, Sept. 24. Secretary Alger, accompanied by Qmr. Gen. Ludlngton and Surg. Gen. Sternberg, arrived in Atlanta at 1 o'clock this afternoon on a special train from Anniston, Ala. They were immediately driven to Fort McPherson fay Capt. Robert J. Lowry, a prominent banker of this city, whose guest Gen. Alger is. The party returned to the city about 5:30 to attend a reception given to Alger at the Kimball House. The affair was advertised to be informal and public, but only the most prominent citizens were present to do homage to the Secretary and in point of numbers and enthusiasm the affair fell flat. The Secretary said that the condition of tho camps at Lexington, Knoxvllle, Chlckamauga and other places is good and there Is no warrant for the sensa tional reports that want and disease ex ist anywhere. The Secretary said that it was Impossible to. tell at what time gar rison troops would be sent to Cuba and Porto Rico. That matter, he said, would be settled by the evacuation Commis sioners. He left at 11:30 for Jacksonville, Fla., to inspect Gen. Lee's camp. SECOND NEW JERSEY ARRIVES. The Men Given a. Ten-Day Furlough on Ilcaclfliifr Sea Girt. Sea Girt, N. J.( Sept. 24. The Second N"ew Jersey Volunteer Infantry arrived at Camp Voorhees from Jacksonville to day In special trains over the Pennsylva nia railroad. CoL Hlne left blxty men In the Southern hospitals and brought as many sick In cars. The sick were cared for Immediately. Many more are said to be sick in the third section now on Its way here. The men were all given a ten days furlough and went to their homes in Pa terson. They will return and pitch tents preparatory to mustering out. Twenty one members of the regiment died at Pa blo Beach of fever prior to departing for this place. Upon the arrival of the regiment they were given a royal reception by both the First and Fourth regiments. Phases of the Argentina-Chilean Boundary-Dispute. PEEPAIMG E0E HGHTING Oflicers of Ilot!uCrovemnient In En rope on Leu,ve H.wcsBceii Recalled and the OmliioDn "Worlc Progresses Tlellef That thv-Mntter "Will Xot Reach England for Arbitration. ' London, Sept. 21. A week ago The Times representative saw a letter written by the Argentine minister at Paris, au thorizing the publication of the state ment that his government had agreed to submit the boundary dispute with Chile to the arbitration of the British govern ment absolutely without reservation. The minister was jiartlcularly anxious that the world should know that the Ar gentine Republic had-made this consent simultaneously wfth' Oille. The latter truculent Republic, it seemed, had been artfully trying to persuade the other gov ernments that Argentina was backward and dishonest in hec'pretended desire for arbitration. However, both countries having to all appearances agreed to set tle the dispute amicably and sensibly, there seemed no doubt peace was assured. But the believers' in peace are not to be found in the quarters where one would have supposed thatno douot they could exist. The ilnanclei, with millions in volved, continue .nervously to fear war, and at the British foreign office there Is no expectation that "the work of arbitra tion will commence before the end of the year, as definitely announced. This offi cial scepticism can be explained only upon the presumption that the foreign office has received Inforniation from its repre sentatives at Buenos Ayres and "Santiago de Chile, of which the outside world has merely a suspicion, based upon the gossip of diplomatic circles. It Is known, for Instance, that every Chilean military-and naval officer on a holiday or on government business in Eu rope has been recalled, and the only Ar gentine officer now on this side of the At lantic Is a naval captain at present in. Italy placing orders for warships, includ ing two ten-thoustind-ton armored cruis ers. Every Chilean diplomatist Is confident that Argentina is craftily delaying the crisis in order to complete her war prep arations, and there is not an Argentinian who doubts that Chile has moved her army right up to thefrontler and got her warships collected In? readiness to make a treacherous spring, j Therefore, it is noteasy to predict what Is likely to be tho course of even this event during the next, few weeks, al though the most positive announcements are published todayjthat tne arbitration reference has been actually signed at Santiago. It Is rather -curious that, with out an exception, the newspapers of this country show a proChilean bias. There is no particular reason why this should be so. British money is invested In both countries, but probably double In Argen tina to what there is in Chile. The An gentinlans attribute this phenomenon to the crafty machinations of Chileans. It Is more probably due, to the belief that Chile will win in the event of war, and it is wise to be on 'the winning side be forehand. 4 The 5ftc!tmt;unn Cnnal. The President was called upon yester day afternoon by Mr. Hiram Hitchcock, president of the Nlchraguan Canal Com pany, accompanied "by several members of that corporation. They held a short but interesting conference in reference to the mutual interests of the Government and the company In. tho great undertak ing. , It is understood iin,t they submitted a plan for the approval of the President by which they expect to obtain practical and final action wnen'Cpnjjress convenes. Tour to the 'Omaha. Exposition via Pennsylvania Railroad. The Pennsylvania! Railroad will operate a personally conducted tour to Omaha, leaving Washington October 1. Rate J93, Including transportation, Pullman and ho tel accommodations, admission to fair, etc. For further information, apply to city ticket office. Eell,13I18,21,2Jaai-10,15,17,C0,24ptn AN MPUDEST ATTITUDE Spaniards Claim Cuha Is Yet a Colony of Spain. THE ABSOLUTE SOVEREIGN In Reply to the Xote of the Amcrl cun CoiuutlIonerN, Demanding: the Free Importation of the Co inal'H Cnrg-o of Supplies for the Ite'tef of the Poor, It Im Stated Thut Spanish Sovereignty In Sow Supreme In the Island-AmerlcauN ItefiiHc to Grant the Delay Atketl for the Evacuation A Cuban Cap tain to Be Tried for the "Crime" of Rebellion. Havana, Sept. 24, via Key West, Fla., Sept. 24. Just as this dispatch leaves Ha vana, to be filed at tho cable office of Key AVest, the American Commission has received from the Spanish a note of the most grave character. The American note, to which tho Span ish one Is an answer, was delivered on Thursday to the Spanish commission, and It referred to the case of the steamer Co mal and the Introduction free of duty here of provisions to distribute among the starving people of the Island. As cabled yesterday, the American Commission de manded the free Importation for the Co mal's cargo Instead of the $00,000 duties Imposed. The Commission protested also against the procedure of fining a ship that came into this harbor on such a mission of charity. AVhat could not be cabled direct from Havana is 'that the American Commission explained to the Spanish that their atti tude was not In accordance with the pro tocol signed by the French ambassador In the name of the government of Spain and approved by the Spanish Cortes. Since the moment that the document was signed, the American Commission says, Spain renounced its sovereignty and titles over Cuba. The Protocol "Words Plain. The words of the protocol are clear enougl) on this point. Spain is no more an absolute ruling power in Cuba, nor can the Spanish authorities rule here as if no protocol had been signed. The United States, for reasons of its own, had not sent troops yet to hold this territory, though it has the undisputable right to do it. The Spanish authorities remain here until-evacuation Is accomplished, and American troops come as keepera and In the interest of peace and order, but they cannot act in a matter such as Is present ed in the case of the Comal. When this note was received, the Span ish commission Immediately met and con ferred with General Blanco. Marquis Montero, secretary of finance and mem ber of the commission, was selected to draft a reply. The marquis Is a rabid Spaniard, though a Cuban by birth. He it was who fined the Comal and charged the duties. More SpniiiMh Diplomacy. He wrote a document which the Span ish commission and Gen. Blanco said last night to be a masterpiece of diplomacy. The Spanish note denies that Spain is not at this moment the absolute sov ereign in Cuba and her authorities not in full rights. The Spanish note is profuse in quota tions from International authors to prove that point. It speaks about protocols signed by nations since the sixteenth cen tury and quotes opinions regarding them. It says that the scope of the powers of both commissions Is limited to the mat ter of evacuation. But while this Is done, Spain Is sovereign here and Spanish au thorities represent the ruling power. This is an autonomic colony of Spain, and du ties on the cargo of the Comal can be levied according to the prevailing regula tions without surrendering Spain's rights. Gen. rUniieo'H Courtesy. Gen. Blanco, inspired by generosity, and as an act of courtesy to the government of the United States, Is ready to remit the Comal's duties and let her land her cargo. This concession he Is ready to grant in the case of tho Comal, but no other. He has sent a note to the Com mission to this effect. The utmost secrecy is being maintalnel by the American Commissioners, but un doubtedly before the day is over the whole affair will be laid before the Gov ernment at Washington. Xo Delay in Evacuation. A few moments after the Spanish Com mission received another American note about evacuation in reply to the Spanish one, demanding until February 2S to leave the Island. At 8 o'clock last night the Spanish Commission met to discuss this note. Though the text cannot bo learned, it is evident it did not please them much. At a late hour Gen. Parrado was closet ed with Gen. Blanco, and the governor general sent a long cipher cable to Ma drid. It leaked out that the Americans have refused to grant the long term for evacuatlon, and they set forth the neccs- Hoiucs for Everyone In Cnhit. Sold for cash or on time. Cuban Land and Trading Co., 1421 F. Book on Cuba free I - - Fly nn 'h Business College. Stli and IC, Business, shorthand, typewriting ?25 a yr. slty for the United States occupying this territory In a short time. The "Crime" of Rebellion. Capt. Otero, of the Cuban army, was ar rested on Wednesday by the Spanish at Jaruco, and is to be tried for the "crime" of rebellion, just as if the war was not over. His wife called yesterday on Gen. Parrado, second In command, and not re ceiving a satisfactory answer, went to sec the American Commission. THE CUBAN ELECTION. It Im Xot Approved by the American t'ouinilhslmierat IIuaua- Havana, Sept. 24. It is almost certain that the Cuban government that will bo elected by the assembly on October 10 will bo composed of frlonds of Gen. Go mez, but members of the American Com mission, privately and unofficially, have let the Insurgents know that the plan ef electing a provisional government doea not meet with their approval. The elec tion of such government, they say. Is a matter to be accomplished by tho United States. It has been raado known to the insurgents that this must be done by the votes of all of the poople of the Isl and. At present the greater part of the island is occupied by the military forces of Spain and therefore a vote cannot bo taken that represents the will of all the people. At 5 o'clock this afternoon thft steamer Resolute sailed from Havana for Key AVest, having on board MaJ. Gen. Wade, of the American Evacuation Commission; Charles W. Gould, counsel of the Com mission, and some of the Commission's attaches and clerks. Gen. Butler and Ad miral Sampson remain at the Hotel Chalx. at Vedado, near Havana, Gen. Wade and Mr. Gould will return on the Resolute Monday morning. Their trip, it is said, has no other object than that of enjoyment of the ocean breezes. Gen. Maximo Gomez has arrived at Ro jas Caibarien, In the province of Santa Clara. He denies the truth of the report that he has tendered his resignation and Intends to leave the Island. "On the contrary," he said, "this is the time that my services are most needed by Cuba." Admiral Sampson highly praises the patriotic attitude of Gen. Garcia in re turning to tbe United States without tak ing part in he formation of the Cuban assembly. It is announced that at 8 o'clock Mon day morning the remains of Chrlstooher Columbus will be placed in a casket es peclally made to comey them to Spain. There will be a special ceremony at the cathedral, the governor general with his aides and the volunteers attending. The colonial cabinet met yesterday to complete the preparation of the docu ments that Secretary Congosto will take with him to Paris for the use of the Spanish Peace Commission. Senor Con gosto left for Paris by way of New York. Great activity is being observed by both Commissions. La Lucha says that another note will 6e sent to the Spanish Commission by the Americans tomorrow. SPANISH MERCHANT RULED. A Mob of Porto Rlcans SacU ana De stroy His House. San Juan, Porto Rico, Sept. 24. It was reported here yesterday that a mob of Porto RIcans had assassinated Jose Reboyo, a Spanish merchant, at Fajardo. Friday night, and sacked and burned his house. His family were successful in making their escape. The town was left unguarded by the military, the Spanish soldiers having started on their march to San Juan for tho purpose of embarking for Spain, and the American marines having been with drawn some time ago. A force of fifty men of the guardia civil was sent to Fajardo from here last night by Captain General Machlas, on board the steamer Vazco, and the guardia civil, who have been evacuating all of tlie neighboring towns, have been ordered back. It is probable that American troops will be sent to Fajardo before the civil guard again retires from the town. NO YELLOW FEVER THERE. Surgeon Report Porto Rico Free From All DaiiKer. Ponce. Porto Rico, Sept 24. Surgeons Birmingham and Seaman, who were ap pointed to investigate the condition of the camp and city as to the prevalence of yellow fever, made their final report yesterday to Gen. Henry. Major Seaman reports his belief that there Is riot even one case of yellow fever here and both express their belief that all denger of the disease has pased. The general sickness from all diseases today was about 25 per cent. COTn-JVTTSSIONERS WELL PAID. Spain's Representatives "Will Have V Plenty of Money. Lrindon, Sept. 21. The Spanish peace commissioners, who leave Madrid tomor row for Paris, are to be pretty well paid, despite the impoverished condition of the country. The Marquis Montero Rios will get $2,400 monthly, and the others $1,600, besides their expenses. The instructions given to the commis sioners by the government are described as voluminous, but not always luminous. DR. CARROLL'S MISSION. He "Will Make a Report on Porto Rico's Civil Administration. Plainfield, N. J., Sept. 21. The Rev. Dr H. Carroll, of North Plainfield, editor of the Independent, of New York, has been appointed a commissioner to Porto Rico by President Mclvinley to examine and report on the civil administration of that island for the benefit of the Goversment. Mrs. Sampson Sails. New York, Sept. 21. Mrs. Sampson, the wife of Rear Admiral Sampson, sailed to day on the steamship Saratoga for Ha vana, where she will meet her husband, who, It is said, is not in good health. The President's Appointments. Presidential appointments were made yesterday as follows: Roswell K. Colcord, of Nevada, superin tendent of the United States mint at Car son, Nev. To bo collectors of customs Ellery H. Wilson, of Rhode Island, at Providence, B. L; Daniel H. Moody, of Maine, at Wiscasset. Me. Commander Charles L. Davis, U. S. N., to be a captain in the navy. Last ?10 Tour to XJagnra Falls via PeniiK Ivania Rnllrcad. The last tour of the season will leave Sixth Street Station via special train 7:53 a. m. Thursday, September 23. Parlor cars and day coache3. Tickets limited to ten days, allowing stop-over at Buffalo, Rochester and Wntklns returning, $10.00. se21,23,2 l.SO.STjeSpra-EeSSjSSjCO.Si.aSam THBGREATWARSGANDAL Tho Investigating Commission. Holds Its First Session. DISCUSSING THE PBOGEAM Dr. Phlueux S. Connor, of Cincin nati, ami Hon. Jitmrn A. Beaver, of I'ennMyltnnin, Added to the LIJ Gen. GrrnvIHe 31. DuUd Elected Chairman. The comnussfqn which wfll wnicrraw begin, the work, of investigating the War Department and the oad off the war was completed yesterday. Io,baa fol lows: Gen. Granville M. Ddte$. fly-wa, chair man. Gen. Alexander McDowell McOaok, "C; S. A. Gea. Joba M. Wilson. U. S. A. Col. James A. Sexton, of IlMaoie. ' Hon. Charted A. Deafey. of Indiana. Cap Evan P. Howell, of Georgia. Han. Urban A. Woodbury, former gov ernor of Vermont. Hon. James A. Beaver, former governor of Pennsylvania. Dr. Phineas S. Conner, of Cincinnati. The appointments of Hon. James A. Beaver and Dr. Conner were made yes terday morning. At 1:15 o'clock yesterday forenoon the first eight of the commissioners met at the White House and were received by President McKinley In the Cabinet room. A conference followed, which was con tinued until nearly noon. Shortly after 12 o'clock the Commis sioners proceeded in a body to the State, War and Navy Building and held their first meeting behind closed doors in the room of the board of ordnance and forti fications, No. 203, on the fourth floor. As this meeting was principally for or ganization, the first business was the elec tion of a chairman. Gen. Grenvflle M. Dodge was unanimously chosen to All that position. Major S. C. Mills. U. S. A., who is connected with the office of the inspector general, was made recorder, and Richard Weightman. secretary. Three army officers will be designated, it is said, to act as sergeants-at-anns.. There was an Informal discussion at yesterday's session relative to the mode of procedure to be followed at the sit tings of the Commission, but no conclu sion was reached. It Is probable that to morrow's session will be devoted largely to arranging a program for the work of the investigators. At 1:30 o'clock the Commission ad journed to meet at the same place at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. After adjournment Chairman Dodge stated to a Times reporter tliat for she present the sittings would be held in secret. When asked if the examination of -witnesses would be conducted behind closed doors. Gen. Dodge replied: "We nave not decided that aaestk." The Commission' determined yesterday that all information concemlngjts work, can be made public only by the chair man. As there are no direct charges against anyone to be investigated, only general allegations of abuses, the work of the Commission will be tarsely of a drag-net character, especially Jit th.o be ginning of tho Investigation. It is stated that the Commisatoaera will be divided into three subcommittees, of three members each, to proceed along dif ferent lines for the purpose of carrying on the work with as little- delay as pos sJb". This will be discussed tomorrow. It was stated last night that tbe Presi dent desires that the fullest pnbHetr?- be given to the Investigation, and that it shall be thorough and searching. REMOVING COLUMBUS'S BODY. Believed That Spain Han Xo Rixht to Take the Step. The intention of Captain General Blanco to have the remains of Christopher Co lumbus removed from the presen' re-tmsr plaee in Havana to Spain is likely to met with objection from this Government, U though no decision as to the po'icy of the United States in the matter has been made. It Is contended by one officer in au thority who did not want his name useil that in surrendering her sovereignty over Cuba Spain gave up everything except personal property, and that it will be a violation of the agreement set forth hi the peace protocol- for the Spanish au thorities to attempt to remove the re mains of Columbus. There Is no disposition on the part of the Administration to injure Spanish pride or sentiment in the matter, and the Government will wait to hear from the Military Evacuating Commission beora adopting the course it will pursua. It is probable that the Administration will bo guided by the sentiment of this country. For the present the Military Commission has full authority to act. The handsome monument inclosing the remains of the great discoverer was fur nished by the Spanish government. It was contended yesterday that Columbus belonged as much to the Western Hemi sphere as to the Eastern, and that the Spanish government acknowledged that the new world had a greater right to the possession of his remains in sending them to Havana for permanent keeping. GEN. GARRETSON'S REPORT. He Review His I'art in tlin Porto Rico Campaign. There was rejeived at the War Depart ment yesterday the official report of Brig. Gen. G. A. Garretson. who commanded the United States troops engaged in the action on Yauco road. Porto Rico. July 2G. The troops engaged were five com panies of the Sixth 3tassachusetts and a. portion of the Sixth Illinois regiments. Gen. Garretson states that the troops displayed great gallantry In charging the Spaniards, and that they had to force their way through baibed wire fences and chaparral, but drove the enemy from his position and won a signal victory. The general mentions these officers as entitled to credit for gallant and meri torious services: Major C. K. Darling and Capt. E. J. Gihon, of the Sixth Mas sachusetts Regiment: Capt. L. G. Berry, assistant adjutant general of volunteers, who in first lieutenant of tho Seventh. United States Artillery; Lieut. G T. Eanghorne, of the First United States Cavalry; Lieut. G. M. Wright Eighth. Ohio Volunteer Infantry; Major George 4 f c