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' 3fi$31&A ' &c tau .jEirculatibn Yesterday, 21;000 Daily average'last'lweek, 40j0l" Partly cloudy weather; light soulheas Vinos. NO. 1.622. WASHINGTON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1898. ONE GENT. Vp. srf. 'Mljrfif-f'ijySft Wt mht BLACK DOES NOT DESPAIB His Chief Lieutenants Admit Defeat at Saratoga. AS EXTBAOBDIXABY STE The Man From South Troy Will Ar rive on the Scene Today mill Take PcrsimnI Coinmunil of Ills Boom A. Boisterous Time Expected Col. UouKevclt'H Nomination, for Gov ernor Believed to Be -w.urcil. Saratoga, N. X., Sept. 25. The Hon. Ed ward J. Lauterbach and the Hon. Abram Gruber, the little giants of the Black camp, arrived this morning; bringing the news that Governor Black will arrive here tomorrow and take full command of his fight for a renomination. It has not yet been definitely settled whether Gov ernor Black will appear personally in the convention. That matter will be settled tomorrow, after he has had a talk with iiis chief lieutenants, Supt. Payn and Supt. Aldridge. Just what Gov. Black thinks about this matter Is not yet ap parent, but it is known that he tele phoned from Troy tonight to Sir. Lauter bach, asking Mr. Lauterbach to present his name In the convention. Mr. Payn, Mr. Aldridge, and Mr. Gru ber. In a talk with several of Gov. Black's lieutenants, admitted that from the pres ent outlook he would be defeated In the convention, and yet others are still hope ful and believe that at the- last something will turn the tide in favor of the gov ernor. Tlie Senatorial Left Bower. The governor's lieutenants went on to say that if the governor developed suffi cient strength In the convention to entitle him to official recognition as a candidate for United States senator, this recogni tion should be given for the sake of har mony and serenity Jn the party. It should be distinctly borne In mind that the lieu tenants of Gov. Black who said that a resolution naming him for United States senator should be adopted in the conven tion, said that 'they did so without the slightest authority from Gov. Black. Mr. Black was spoken to tonight on this feature of the situation, and he did noi seem to approve of it. Senator Piatt's friends went -on to say, ironically, that the proposition looks too much like a bargain or a deal, and the Republicans wh'o have been prominent in advocating Col. Roose velt did not view with complacency The possibility of Black being senator at Washington for six years and endowed with the power to do them political in jury. Black's Last Star Play. Nevertheless, no man tonight can tell just what will be the result of Gov. Black's appearance here. It is agreed that this is a most extraordinary step for the governor to take, and the majority insist that it is the last star play in the dramatis personae of the Republican sit uation in the State during the last few months. The Piatt people have begun to look around for a speaker competent to answer Gov. Black, and up to this hour the universal sentiment seems to be that Gen. Stewart L. Woodford should be se lected for the purpose of confronting the governor. Some fear tonight that the scenes in the convention may become more than bois terous if not almost disgraceful. Should Governor Black appear Sn the convention, there is not a doubt in the minds of all who have looked Into this matter that he will meet with a crushing defeat- - I'lutt mid Payn Are "Out." Those acquainted with the history of the Republican party In the State of New Tork could not help observe that today for the .first time in forty years Senator Piatt and Louis F. Payn kept away from each other. Mr. Payn is here today as the leader -of a faction against Mr. Piatt and he will remain leader or this faction un til Gevcrnor Black supplants him tomor row. All worked like so many coalheavers to day lirdiscussing candidates, the platform, and the hundreds of details of a State convention. Right here it should be said that the ticket which it Is believed the convention will name, as completed up to a late hour tonight, Is as follows: Tlie Probable Ticket. For governor, CoL Theodore Roosevelt, of Oyster Bay; for lieutenant governor, Timothy L. "Woodruff, of the borough of Brooklyn; for comptroller. Col. William J. Morgan, of Buffalo; for secretary of State. John T. McDonough, of Albany. According to the political mathemati cians. Cob Roosevelt will have 700 votes to start with. Early this morning William Berri, ex-Mayor Schieren, Michael J. Daily. Walter B. Atterbury. and other Brooklynites called upon Senator Piatt and announced that they desired the re nomination of Lieut. Gov. Woodruff. Thev notified Mr. Piatt that the solid delegation of 132 members from Brooklyn were for Woodruff. There was a long talk over Uiis matter, for the reason that Mr. Woodruff had publicly announced that he would stand by Gov. Black to the end, and furthermore Mr. Woodruff had publicly announced that he would not be a candidate for lieutenant governor on a ticket headed by any other candidate than Gov. Black unless he recehed the unanimous consent of Gov. Black's friends. No decision was reached In the matter at thatnime, but later President Quigg, National Committeeman Gibbs and Col lector Bidwell called on Senator Piatt, and said, in substance, that in their opin ion the vast majority of the 1SS delegates from the borough of Manhattan sustained Brooklyn's demand for the renomination of Woodruff. It must be said, in justice to Mr. Woodruff, that he had no hand in this matter. The movement in Wood ruffs favor was an individual one and came from the Republican politicians be low the Bronx, who believe that Mr. Woodruff should be renominated. The Piatt men are evidently determined to go ahead in the convention and rename Mr. Woodruff. A Brief Platform. The platform of the convention was completed tonight. It will probably be the briefest document that every pro claimed the principles of a Republican Staje convention. National Issues will be dealt In chiefly. The administration of Govr'Biack will be cordially indorsed. The Indorsement of President McKInley's Administration will be most enthusiastic. The. platform will take strong grounds as to the retention of the Philippine Islands and will insist that none of the con quered lands be returned to Spain or left Here's a Jjargrain for contractors and Builders. Nicely made Doors, only 51. LIbbey & Co., lumber, etc., 6th and N. Y. ave. without sufficient protection from the American Government to insure stable governments. The platform will also re-jommend the passage of a currency bill which shall recognize the Government paper money on the basis of the gold standard. NO MENTION OF SILVER. The New Jersey Democratic Pint form a Setback to Senator Daly. Trenton, N. J., Sept. 25. William B. Gourjey, formerly prosecutor of Passaic County, has been selected for temporary chairman of the Democratic State con vention, which will be held here on Wed nesday. The choice was made at a meet ing of the sub-committee at Newark yesterday, which also prepared a draft of the platform to be adopted by the con vention. It deals with State issues only and was a setback to Senator Daly, who won the fight made on the national plat form declaration for free silver. There is doubt whether -Daly's name will get before the convention as a candidate. Gen. Donnelly is apparently the most popular candidate among the Democratic leaders, but there are intimations that former Supreme Court Clerk Benjamin F. Lee may be selected as a dark horse by the State leaders on Tuesday night. Trouble In the convention Is expected over the platform, some of the leaders expressing a willingness to give some sort of an indorsement of the Chicago platform to appease the free silver men. Acting Gov. Voorhees has not decided what course to pursue In respect to re signing the Union County senatorship, but will be guided by the decision of the Republican State committee, which meets during the week to formally consider the subject. The governor Is inclined to ac cept the proposition that he resign the senatorship nnd the acting governorship, the resignation to take effect on October 1. This would leave him free to take an active part in the campaign, which he Is unwilling to do while acting as governor. MAGIC LANTERN CAMPAIGN. Scenes Showlnjr Camp Scnndalu to Me Used by JTew York Democrat. New York, Sept. 25. Just as. soon as Col. Roosevelt Is nominated as the Re publican candidate for governor a band of Democratic speakers, armed with lan tern slides and stereopticons, will start out on a tour of the State. Wherever each one stops ,he will make a speech showing up the incompetency of the Re publican Administration in the handling of the war and the management of the camps. This Is the latest scheme of the Demo crats to beat Col. Roosevelt, and the credit for the Idea Is said to belong to that astute leader. Senator McCarren, who is In charge of the magic lantern department, and the speakers are to work under his direction. The orators are to go out as private citizens who, shocked at the things the magic lantern slides are to show, have given up business, time, and money to en lighten the people on the subject. The big cities in the State, it is understood, are not to be worked very extensively, but the small towns and villages will have all the chance possible to see how the war was conducted. There are no battle scenes among the pictures, and It Is stated on good au thority that there are no plcturess of the charge up San Juan Hill, with Col. Roosevelt in the lead. The navy is also to be unrepresented. The first pictures to be shown Illus trate the troops in camp before leaving for Cuba. They are shown in full vigor and health. Next are to come scenes on the battlefield not while tho battle Is raging, but after it is all over. Wound ed nfen are to be shown lying around without medical attention. Next come pictures of the field hospitals, with the wounded awaiting their turns to be op erated on. Following these are two score other pictures, showing scenes in camps and hospitals, winding up with a series of cartoons from newspapers that have shown up the War Department, the President the whole Republican party.in fact since tho war began. CROXER OPPOSES VAN WYCK. Fears His Nomination at Syracuse Would BIwrupt Tammany. New Tork, 'Sept. 25. Senator McCarren, chairman of the Democratic campaign committee, said today that no man in New York Stato, could say, of his own knowledge, who was to be the candidate for governor selected at the State con vention at Syracuse on Wednesday. "The whole matter will rest with the delegates," he said "and all talk of this man or that man Is pure guesswork." The talk about Mayor Van Wyck for governor was continued with Increased ardor around tho "Hoffman House today. Nevertheless, there are strong reasons for believing that Mr. Croker Is opposed to his selection, on account of the conse quent possible disruption in the local af fairs of Tammany Hall. Nevertheless, it was said that Tammany was willing to bow to the will of the convention, and that, if the delegates decided that Mayor Van Wyck was the most available candidate for governor, tho leaders of the wigwam would notbp- pose his nomination. HONORABLE DISCHARGES. Mules and Horses Are Bciiitr Tflus c iered Out of Service. The mustering out of army mules and horses continues at the several camps and supply depots. Acting Secretary Meiklejohn has appointed Major James B. Aleshire, quartermaster U. S. Volun teers, as a special inspector to inspect "animals reported as unserviceable," which may be presented to him at Fort Sheridan, 111., and other places. These animals will be branded with the letter "C," meaning that they have been condemned, and sold to the highest bid ders. Since the great reduction in the volunteer army the- Government horses and mules have been found to be largely in excess of the number now required. Condemnation proceedings are also In progress at Tampa, Chickamauga and other points. TO WINTER IN THE . SOUTH. Colored Trotis "Will Be Quartered at Camp "Wheeler. Huntsville, Ala., Sept. 25. The South Is to winter colored troops." The Tenth Cavalry Is coming to Camp Wheeler, Huntsville, Ala. The idea is unique to some, but the citizens will receive the command with cordial "grace, appreciating the proud name the Tenth made for it self at Santiago. Besides the Tenth Cavalry, the Second, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Cavalry are coming. Only one death occurred in Camp Wheeler today, that of Thomas Youngr private, Company C, Sixty-ninth New York. TS Pair Blinds best manufactured $1. All white pine, clear, best workmanship. mm m Philippines Ex-Minister Denhy Says They Are Outs hy Bight. CHINA'S FUTUBE IS MIGHT He Declares That the Celestial Kingdom "Will He Civilized, .and, In Time, Become a Great Manufac turing: Country The "Work of Mis sionaries ' Co in in ended The Em peror Is ProKrcNHlvc. New York, Sept. 25. "Charles Denby, Indiana," is the way his name appears on the hotel register. It has been Charles Denby, China, for thirteen years, for Mr. Denby has been the representative of the United States at Pekln for that period, with only one leave of absence four years ago. He talked interestingly of the social and moral condition of the Chinese and their relations of the people of the United States. He highly com mended the work the missionaries are doing, saying: "My reports have shown that I sympa thized with the work of the missionaries. There has been no reason since they were published for mo to change my opinion. I believe the missionaries are doing a good work In China. I believe they are sincere men, actuated by the highest mo tives, devoted to their duties. Of course, missionaries are not perfect. There are fanatics among them. They make mis takes at times, but most of the criti cisms passed on them by travelers are founded on ignorance. "The missionaries go to China because there Is work to be done there, civilizing 400,000,000 of people. They are doing that work and doing It well." China Will Be Civilized. "Then you think China will be civil ized?" "Certainly. The world .moves. The missionaries aro scattered all over China. Wherever they have gone civilization has found a footing. They are teaching the people of China to read and write; they are teaching the women to sew and the men to saw. Their influence Is spreading all the time." "Is the popular prejudice against the foreigner abating?" "There Is no feeling against tho for eigner. There Is a great deal of curiosity. If a foreigner goes Into the interior of China he will gather 5,000 people In Ave minutes. They want to see how he looks, how he dresses, how he acts, but they have no feeling against him. There Is at times an outbreak against the mission aries, caused usually by the priests." Mr. Denby spoke Interestingly of the duties of the American minister, adding: "Ever since the settlement of the war with Japan, there has been nothing that the Chinese government would not do for me because of tlie help I gave them to bring about peace. I have never profited a picayune personally by their gratitude, but officially It has been of great value to me. I have had many claims for dam ages to missions to lay before the Tsang-Ll-Yamen, and It has " been necessary only to present the matter and ask a settlement." Mont Keep the Philippineg. Mr. Denby was asked If he believed tho United States should join the other na tions of the world in the division of Chi na. He answered emphatically, no. He said there was no doubt we could do it if we wanted to, but that would be an act of direct spoliation. "I hope we shall keep the Philippines," he said. "They are ours by right of con ouest. This war was started on humani tarian ground- That's all very well, but war is not a humanitarian institution. Neither Is diplomacy. Diplomacy Is do ing the best you can do for your own country. Tlie United States cannot go around like a knight errant, redressing the wrongs of the people o other nations. We cannot undertake to Xorco liberty and equality on the rulers of the oppressed. If we did we should have all Europe on our back vesy quickly. "We have had a war with Spain. It has cost us some 5400,000,000. We can't make Spain pay us a war Indemnity. That is what the nations of Europe -would do. "We are the conquerors. We can name our own terms. What are we going to get as compensation for our expendi ture? We are not going to get Cuba un less it comes to us later, as I think it will by annexation. We are going to take Porto Rico, and we ought also take the Philippines. Trade and commerce are the expression of a nation's ambition. If we are to get our share of the great trade of the East we must have a foot ing in the East. If we do not we shall find ourselves obliged to do business not with the 403,000,000 people of China, want ing our products and anxious to buy what they cannot produce, but with France and Russia and Germany, each trying to protect hor own commerce with restrict ive tariffs and traae conditions. Must Not Impose on China. "As I have said, we could step in if we liked, and take a slice of China. We could seize a port and the territory ad jacent to it and China would simply look on in amazement. But it would be a violation of our friendship with her and an indefensible act. We have no right to any part of China. We have an un deniable right to the Philippines." Mr. Denby said there had been a great change In the form of intercourse with the Emperor of China, much more free dom now being allowed foreign ministers. Mr. Denby said he had not had many opportunities to judge the emperor from, personal observation. "Once a year," he said, "the diplomatic corps called on him dn a body, and as dean of the corps of late years, I had to make a speech, to which he respond ed. That was on the Chinese New Year. I observed that the emperor was small, which Is much against hl'm with his peo 'ple, for the Chinese admire 'Jc man. I paw that he seemed Jn poor "-PW, but that his eye was keen and tht . ..e seemed bright and appreciative. The Emperor Progressive. "From Chinese friends I have heard that he Is progressive, 'that he is anxious to learn what is going on Inthe -world. He is ambitious to improve himself,' and at one time he had two teachers in Eng lish, but I believe he has given up trying to learn our language. However, the em peror Is not In control of China now. The empress dowager rules again. "China Is bound to be a great manu facturing country some day; said "Mr., Denby. , "Shanghai Is already an 'impbri--tant factor. China has the cheapest'lauor. S2 Is what you'll pay elsewhere for the doors we sell for only ?1. in the world. Still T do not believe the Chinese will ever be able to compete with us In manufacturing." Mr. Denby said he had sUqpped in Japan on his way East, and had a long talk with Count Okunva, and Japan and America are entirely lif?sympathy on all important questions. THE CUBAN ARMY'S FUTURE. Gomez Wants Each Maii Given Some Iinnd. a Plow, Oxen, and Money. Havana, Sept. 25. A lettei from the In surgent general, Mario- Menocal, address ed to Captain General Elapco, and sent to the American Commission to be deliv ered to Gen. Blanco, -was returned yester day to Gen. Menocal with apolite refusal from the Commission to not as Interme diary between the insurgents and Span lards. Gen. Gomez Is pressing tho Commission by letters and special envoi's to solve the problem of Import of iood free of duty for the Insurgent army. Gen. Gomez's plan for the! future of the Cuban army has been studied by the Commissioners. He wants some land, a plow, oxen, and a little money to be given to each of his soldiers after they are honorably discharged. He suggests that the land bo given from the vast properties of tho state in the interior of the island. The Cuban army, though in a starving condition, continues to behavo well. Gens. Betancourt, Menocal, and Mayla Rodri guez have notified their men that they will summarily court-martial any of them who steal cattle from the farmers. The second Issue of La Estrllla Soli tarlo, published through the sanction of the Spanish authorities, has appeared In Havana. The paper says the true and only owners of this country are the sol diers of the insurgent -army, and yet they starve when peace is already de clared, and it adds that if this state of affairs continues they will have to pro cure by force. Tho surroundings of the" Salon Trocha at La Vedado, where the American Com missioners have their headquarters, are very unhealthy. An epidemic of malarial fever prevails there, and several of the clerks of the Commission are sick. Ad miral Sampson came to Havana this morning to look for rooms In a more healthy locality. Ho was disappointed, not having found apartments In the city with a bathroom. THE COMAL AT. MATANZAS. She Will I,nn3 Her Relief Cargo for the Rcconcentrauos. Havana, Sept. 25. It Is stated that the steamer Comal, which was not permitted to land her cargo of provisions at this port, will arrive at Matanceas tomorrow, where part of her cargo will bo landed for the reconcentradoB. She will then proceed to Caibarien, and land provisions fo tho uso of tho Cubans under Gen. Gomez. Other Red Cross vessels are expected soon. They will land their cargoes at dif ferent ports of the island without pay ing duties? DEMAND STATE AID. Ten Thousand Spaniard Want to Leave Porto Rlco. Madrid, Sept. 25. Ten thousand Span iards In Porto Rico who ore .resolved to leave the island rather thnremaln under the American flag, have, demanded repa triation at the expense of the. state. The government has referred .the ques tion to the council of state. ROOSEVELT'S RESIDENCE. On the Army Muster Roll It Appears ns WnshinKrt,on., The official muster rolls oL the army, which are In the keeping of Capt. Staf- t, ford, In the basement of the State, War and Navy Building, glvoithe following in formation concerning the I residence of Col. Roosevelt at the timo t his appoint ment as lieutenant-colonel' "Name, Theodore Roosevelt; rank, lieu tenant colonel; age, thirty-nine years; date, May 6; commissioned by the Secre tary of War; residence, Washington; married." Tho above entry was indorsed -by Col. f Roosevelt, and on tho same sheet he signed his oath of service. THE SEVENTH ARMY CORPS. Gen. FitzhuKh Lee Will Lead His Command to Cnlin. As a result of recent conferences be tween tha President and.Adjt. Gen. Cor bln, It has been decided that Gen. Fitz hugh Leo Is to go to Cuba with his com mand, the Seventh Army Corps, now en camped near Jacksonville? This, however, does not mean that he is to be at the head of the army of occupa tion, v If the present program Is carried out Gen. Walle will be In chief command of the American army in Cuba. Gen. Wade, who is the senior officer, is now- at Hava na, and will no-doubt have his headquar ters there. It is believed that Gen. Lee will have command of the western provinces, while Gen. Lawton will remain In command at Santiago. It is also proposed that Gen. Wheeler shall command the cavalry divisison of six regiments. Gen. Lee's friends ara disappointed be cause of this arrangement- Some of his friends express tho opinion that he will resign from the army rather than accept a-subordinate position In Cuba. WOULD INSURE PEACE. Treaties Suggested ''Between Eng land, Germany, America and Japan. Singapore, Sept. 25. Rear -Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, who -Is en route to China as the representativeto-f the British Associated Chambers of Commerce, has arrived here . a In a speech made by himsyesterday be fore the Chamber of" Commerce and the Straits Settlement Association, he nrged that commercial treaties between Great Britain, Germany, the United States, and Japan would Insure peace; ; He declared that the water ways of China should be develqppd under the protection of military police, and then railways would follow. 3n conclusion, Lord Charles urged Great?Britain to take a firmer and more definite uttitude In re gard to China. 5 Flynn'H Business ColIcsrcvSth and Iv, Business, shorthand, typewriting $25 a yr. Homes for Everyone in Cuba, Sold for cash or on "time! Cuban Land and Trading Co., 1421 F-j "33ook on Cuba freeT 3i The "Weather Libhey Co. sny "Partly cloudy; light winds. heyV 'Cc southeast THE CASE OF THE COMAL Blanco's Agreement Declined hy the War Department. AMOYIEG SAMPSOHISM The DIIly-DnlTyinsr, Mamma Methort of iTie Spanish CommlHNion at Ha vana Hon Aroused the Spirit of the Administration, and No More Bickering- hy Spain "Will Be Tolerated. ThevWnr Department has declined to accept Gen. Blanco's agreement to per mit the landing of supplies from the re lief ship Comar at Havana as an act of courtesy, but not as an act of right. After hearing from the American Evac uation Commission on the matter yester day, the War Department sent instruc tions to Commissary Niskern, who has charge of the supplies on the vessel, to proceed to Matanzas. This statement was given out by. the department at a late hour last night: "The Comal has been ordered to sail for Matanzas, where her stores will be distributed under the direction of a com mission to be agreed upon by the Com mission of Evacuation." No details of this disposition of the Comal case could be obtained last night. According to the statement, the Span ish evacuation commissioners are to have a voice in the matter of distribution of the supplies. While the fact is not so stated, it is a fair assumption, from the language of the statement, that the American Commissioners have practically acknowledged that Spanish sovereignty in Havana is still intact or else have evaded that issue. Nobody in a position to speak authori tatively on the subject could be found after the statement was made public, but from what was learned earlier in the evening there would appear to be no in tention on the part of the United States to acknowledge that tho Spaniards had any rights in Cuba other than those the United States Government was willing to grant. The American Commissioners, therefore, do not appear to have acted in conformity with the feeling here. Lately, the dissatisfaction over the temporizing policy of the Spanish evacua tion commission at Havana, acting under Instructions from the captain-general, who presumably is directed from Madrid, is Increasing, and there are likely to be some developments very soon that will make the Spanish authorities realize that Cuba is conquered territory and sub ject to tho dictation of this Government. It is evident from the present temper of the Administration that the attempt of the Spaniards to defer the evacuation of their forces from the island until February or March will not be tolerated. The plans of the Government contemplate the beginning of tho occupation of Cuba by United States troops not later than November 11, and probably as early as October 20. The officers of the Administration who are dirqctly concerned in the effort to make the Spanish forces evacuate Cuba quickly are chafing over the dilly-dallying methods of Blanco and his advisers. No instructions have beeen sent to tho Commissioners bearing on the question of sovereignty, but the War Department Is getting ready to send troops to Ha vana within a month, and if the Spanish forces have not departed from the capi tal within that time, they will be made to do so, even if the United States au thorities are compelled to resort to force to secure possession. THE BUTPALO GOES TO MANILA. Rear Admiral Dewey's Fleet Aupr mented.hy the Sew Cruiser. A still further increase in the already largo fleet under command of Rear Ad miral Dewey has been provided by the Navy Department in the decision to send the cruiser Buffalo to Manila. The Buffalo went Into commission at the Brooklyn navy yard last week, and is practically ready to start for the Asiatic station. . She Is commanded by Commander Joseph N. Hemphill, who tried very hard to get tha cruiser in condition for sea service before the end of the war. Tho work on the vessel has been thorough, and the Buffalo is now a very serviceable cruiser, with a battery of rapid-firo uns. She will proceed to Manila by tho South American route. A FRUITLESS MISSION. How AKuinnldo's Representatives Will Be Received Here. The arrival of Filipo Agonclllo and Jose Lopez, representatives of Aguinaldo, chief of the Filipinos, is expected at any hour. They left San Francisco several days, ago for Washington. When they reach the White House it Is probable that Agulnal do's representatives will discover that they have no standing from a diplomatic standpoint. Tho President will no doubt receive them courteously and listen respectfully to their statements in favor of an inde pendent government for the Filipinos be fore making his reply. This reply will be in effect, it is stated, that the United States Government can be communicated with through Rear Admiral Dewey and tho commanding general of the Ameri can forces at Manila, and that all infor mation desired by Aguinaldo can be se cured through the same source. Tlie long journey of the two Filipinos will, therefore, be fruitless, unless some statement they make or some argument they use should chance to make an im pression uponMthe President. .Homes in Cuba for Everybody. Land for the rich and poor for" cash or on Installment plan. Cuban Land and Trading Co., 1421 F Street. The Blinds we sell for !?1 a pair are all white pine clear nicely made. WILL HOLD THE ISLANDS. Commission Said to Be Determined on That Point. London, Sept. 26. The Daily News quotes an American fellow-passenger of the Peace Commission who had several informal conversations with them during the voyage from New York. He -says that, "although there was an agreement, noth ing was divulged as to the nature of the instructions given the Commission in Washington. I may say that the Com mission will never leave Paris until con trol of the entire Philippine group by the American nation has been accomplished." Senator Proctor told the News repre sentative that he would aot be surprised if Mr. Hitt was appointed ambassador to England in succession of Col. Hay. DERVISHES AGAJN ROUTED. Col. Parsons Captures Gedxiref After Severe FiKhtiitK'. Suakin, Sept. 25. Col. Parsons, governor of Kassala, captured Gedaref, the latest stronghold of the Dervishes, on Thurs day, after three hours' severe fighting. Thirteen hundred Egyptian troops and 3,000 Dervishes were engaged. The latter were completely routed, with the loss of a hundred killed. The British lost no officers, but the Egyptian battalion lost three officers wounded. An Arab battalion of 400 men and the regulars had fifteen killed and twenty wounded. In the camel corps two men were killed and three are missing. FASHODA A BRITISH POST. Gen. Kitchener's Meruificant Com ment on Ills CampalRn. London, Sept. 25. The Right Hon. Ho ratio David Davies, lord mayor of Lon don, has received the following dispatch from Gen. Sir Herbert Kitchener, com mander of the Anglo-Egyptian expedition in the Soudan: "Omdurman, Sept. 24.-6:10 p. m. I hope your lordship will convey to the citizens of London our grateful thanks for your congratulatory telegram, which I receiv ed today on my return from establishing garrisons at Fashoda and on the Sobat River. We trust that the opening up of these extensive countries will benefit the city of London nnd British trade and commerce generally." ANOTHER MARINE HORROR. But Two Men Saved Prom the Ithcu hina, Sunk at Sea. London, Sept. 23. The Spanish steamer Cartagena and the British steamer Rheu bina were in collision Thursday off Cape Vlllano, on the northwest Coast of Gallcia, Spain. The Rheubina was so badly damaged that she sank, carrying down with her everybody on board, except the captain and one seaman, who have been landed at Gibraltar. DUBLIN'S SWORD BEARER. J. F. Eean Given a Ilnrty Welcome on His Arrival. "Dublin, Sept. 25. A crowd met J. F. Egan, the newly-olected sword bearer, on his arrival here from New York. There was a torchlight procession in his honor. He was escorted to the York Street Club, where he made a speech, thanking the people of Dublin for the honor conferred upon him. Ilerr Ilichter RcsiR-ns. Vienna, Sept. 25. Hon Rlchter has re signed the conductorship of the Philhar monic Society, owing to an affection of the arm. ALGER AT JACKSONVILLE. He and Ills Associates PlenSefi With the Conditions There. Jacksonville, Fla. Sept. 25. Secretary Alger, Gen. Sternberg, and Gen. Luding ton took In Jacksonville today, examined the three division hospitals, hadXtwo big reviews in their honor, and were the guests at the banquet given in their honor by the Jacksonville Board of Trade committee. The party left at G p. m. They ex- , . . , n .. t-h 0.,.. pressed great satisfaction at the appear- ance of the camp here. They found the hospitals in sanitary condition and all the patients apparently on the mend. Gen. Sternberg stated to Col. Maus that the practice of sending convalescent sol diers home before ascertaining if they could bear the journey must be stopped, as it was bringing the department Into discredit, "and very justly so," said the general. Both Gens. Alger and Sternberg gave Jacksonville a high record for health and stated that the camps here had the best records of any In the country, consider ing the number of troops here and the time the camp had been in existence. Gen. Sternberg warmly commended the work of the women nurses and said that more would be sent here soon. He had always advocated them, he state, though only for regular camp hospitals, and not at the front in time of war. TYPHOID AT CAMP MEADE. Two Deaths and Many Troops Re ported to Be 111. Harrisburg, Sept. 25. Two more deaths from typhoid fever occurred today at the Red Cross hospital at Camp Meade, the victims being Private George Morgan, Company E, First Maryland, whose home is in Baltimore, and Corp. August Fost, Company IT, Second Regiment Engineer Corps. To prevent the spread of the dis ease, the Two-hundred-and-thlrd New York is to be isolated. This regiment has more sickness than any other In camp "and less than 400 men are fit for duty. The Fifth Pennsylvania Regiment and the Ninth Ohio colored battalion have been consolidated and assigned to the First Brigade of the First Division. This makes the Fifteenth a twelve-company regiment and practically assures Its re tention in the service for duty in the West Indies or Philippines. Last ?10 Tour to Niagara Falls via Pennsylvania Railroad. The last tour of tho season will leave Sixth Street Station via special train 7:55 a. m. Thursday, September 29. Parlor cars and day coaches. Tickets limited to ten days, allowing stop-over at Buffalo, Rochester and Watkins returning, $10.00. Eo21,23,24,20,27,28pm-se22,25,2C,27,2Sam 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. Our $1 Doors are perfectly clear, nicely made, and suitable for oil finish. FRANCE'S LILIES DROOP' Her Military Scandal Drives Citizens to Frenzy. RIMS OF A BEY0LUTI0N After an Eventfnl Anti-Revision Mass Meeting Addressed hy M. Dc roulede, in "Which 31. Brlsson Is Denounced, a Collision Between the Factions Occurs The Kate oX Dreyfns Decided Today. Paris, Sept. 25. A meeting -to protest . against a revision of the Dreyfus case was held here today. Br. Paul DerouIede presided. Admission to the hall could only be obtained by those holding tickets of invitation, but there was a great crowd outside the building. Hawkers passed here and there among the crowd selling a paper called the Antl Juif, while o:hers sold a paper that favor ed revision. A large force of police mounted and on foot, was present to maintain order. Prefect Blanc personally directed the movement of the police. M. Deroulede delivered a furious tirade against Prime Minister Brisson. "No statesman." he said, "has ever done more to Injure the country." "In the same category were the Rein- achs, Jaures, Trarieuxs, .Clemenceads, Ives-Guyots. and Laboris all of whom, bad had dealings with foreigners. "The prime minister, in not cutting thef Dreyfus affair short, had committed a public crime, for which one day he wouldi have to render an account. If a revolu tion broke out and the scaffold was erect- ed In Paris, the first head that ought to fall was that of M. Brisson." M. Deroulede announced that he in tended, whether legally or illegally, to re constitute the League of Patriots, which the government dissolved some years ago. He added that If Dreyfus ever returned to France he and his partisans would be lynched. The following resolution, moved by Marcel Habert, was carried by acclama tion: "In the presence of the anti-French, anti-military league, called the League of the Rights of Men and the Citizens, and in reply to international manifestations, 4,000 Frenchmen, assembled In Paris., this . day declare their adhesion to the League of Patriots, which is reconstituted this -day under the presidency of Paul Derou lede." After the meeting, Deroulede sought to harangue the people outside the hall, but the police dispersed the crowd amid cries of "Conspuez Brisson!" As those who attended the meeting were leaving, they encountered a band of revisionists who were shouting "Vive Zola," "A bas l'Amwe." The onti-Drey-fusites immediately shouted counter cries of "Vive I'Armee" and this was followed by an exciting collision between The par-" tlsans. The police speedily quelled the disturb ance and drove the crowds into the side streets. Two men who were shouting "Down with the army" were arrested. As the revision committee is cqually divided on the question of giving Dreyfus a new trial, the responsibility of deciding the matter is thrown on the government. This has unnerved several of the minis ters, who are loath to assume the respon sibility. The Temps says that the revision com mittee adopted the practice of parliament, which, when its vote is equally divided, holds that the vote is in the negative. Telegrams were sent Saturday to M. Viger, minister of agriculture, who is near Orleans, indisposed, and M. Peytral, min ister of finance, who Is at Marseilles. They will return tomorrow, when the -final decision will be given. It is ominous that M. Sarrien, minister of justice, who hitherto has been favor able to a revision. Is now inclined to re sist the granting of a new trial, but tha strongest members of the cabinet, M. Brisson. Bourgeois and Delcasse. pitae minister, minister of education, and minis- foPPlBn affairs, resneotlvelv. ara now united in favor of reopening the ease. THE ESTERHAZY CONFESSION. Ah Foreseen, the PnraRon of Honor Flourishes a Repudiation. London, Sept. 26. AH the morning pa pers here reproduce the confession of Count Esterhazy, which appeared in tho Observer yesterday. Some of them editorially accept the con fession as true, but Esterhazy. as fore seen in the dispatches to The Times, ap pears already with a repudiation. This appears in the Dally News In the form of a letter dated September 21 to Mrs. Beere, the directress of the Observer, which she did not print. Esterhazy asked the correspondent of. the Daily News In Paris to secure tha publication of the letter, which he has " done, omitting names from the text. The letter shows that Esterhazy" is very angry wlth somebody over the conditions pro posed to him in the name of the Observer, but. though the letter Is lengthy, it nowhere denies that Esterhazy wrote tho bordereau or touches the merits of the question. In a postscript Esterhazy de clares: "I have not been bought, nor am I to be sold," but the phrasing of the- letter ' itself is entirely consistent with the Ob server's suggestion that only some quar rel, possibly over terms, prevented him from writing and signing the confession that he repeatedly made verbally. The Dally News admits that the Ob server's statement is most categorical, while Esterhazys statement is wanting in that quality. The News representative asked himself If he denied that he wrote the bordereau, but he only obtained the letter referred to, protesting generally against the publication of his statement without his consent. -VTAV WITHDRAW PROJfl: SAMOA. How England May Pay for German Consent at DcIurcki Bay. Berlin, Sept. 25. It is thought here that England will probably withdraw frore Samoa in favor of Germany. This ma have been Included in -the recent Anglo German treaty as part of the price Eng land is prepared to pay for Germany's consent to the. transference of Delagoa "Bayby Portugal to Great Britain. Men Ijnolc Elsewhere, But Buy llerc. Drop in and let's talk, it over. Whlta ash coal. $3.90. S. S. Dal3h & Son. 70o Twelfth Street northwest. seS-tf-em. Only T."c pair for small sixer Blinds. LIbbey & Co.. lumber, eta, 6 & N. Y. ave. t 1.1 l .tS! J E""j'&at&: ?." v-