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WASHINGTON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1898.
ONE GENT.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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-
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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.
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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.
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