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Unttttltd weather,-with probable "ShowerS; fresh easterly winds. CirculaKon Yesterday, 45,365 Number 1656. WASHINGTON, SUNDAY. OGTOUER 30. 1898-TWENTY PAGES. Price Three Cents. Dcvelopinents in tlie Adminis tration Bond Syndicate Deal. VERY CLEVER SUBTERFUGES I'riclit f the l'rlvj Conncll Resulting- Pram Times Disclosures erv un Attempts to. Give a Virtuous Aspeet to Ihc Cabinet Attltnde Charnetcr at the 'Oct Philippine Bandit Their Issue nt CIO Cents ou the Dollar Their Absorption lr the sj.ndlcnte nt Half Thnt Pro testations for election Purpose That There In Nuthlnjj In If De nial That the Commissioners Have Taken Vp the Subject 1 lew of An Iiiteriintlomil Lnvvjer mid of a l'roiulneut Diplomatist. Tlie Philippine bond deal was the chief lopic of con creation jcjterdaj inside .nd outside of Administration circles. The exposure of the secret manipulations of the Hanna bond sjndlcate in The Times created a genuine sensation The dis closure of the fact that tlie sjndlcate was ,, .. ,. . o.-. i.i I arranging to place the United States into ' ... . , ., , ' the position of guaranteeing the pajment ( of $10,000,000 of Philippine bonds at -ar that had been flnanced at thlrtj cents on the dollar origlnallj and subsequent!! ornnfrMi liv the svndlcate at a discount . .,!.. oi-ht of more than 50 per cent, evidently fright- tnc-d the gentlemen who are supposed to be in charge of the Administration's pollcj. It had evldentlj been the expecta tion of the managers of the enterprise that no one would catch on to the differ ence betwien the pajment of a lump sum to Spain of S40.O00,0ro, and the guar anteeing bj our Government of bonds to that amount. In either case the cost to the United States would be the same and consequent!' no complaint ought to be made. However, the State Department showed hat it recognized tlie difference between the two propositions bj making haste to explain it was not the Intention of the Administration to undertake the guaran teeing of anj of the outstanding Philip pine bonds, that all that v.e would do would be to paj to Spain a given amount, jet to be determined, presumably $I0,nM, KO, In consideration of her relinquishing her sovereignty in the Philippine archi pelago. This statement, it is believed, has been given out for political effect in the pending campaign. An Inspired Explanation. "The entire amount" (JtO.OOO.OW). sa'd a high official or the State Department jes tcrdaj, "will be paid directij to Spain. Spain is bankrupt. What she needs is coin. In accepting our offer to paj $10, H0O.OO0 immediately in cash and assume the control of the Philippine archipelago, Spain is In the position of a bankrupt merchant who Is trjlng to dispose of his wares at tvventj-five cents on the dollar. It Is reallj no concern of ours whether Ehe applies the money to the liquidation of the bonded debt of the islands or not. We will receive from Spain a clear title to the islands upon the pajment of $40,-"-.O.OOO. What disposition Spain maj make of the old debt of the Philippines need not give this countrj anj concern. That will be a matter that will have to be ar gued out and settled at Madrid, not Washington." Administration officials profess not to know who arc the holders of the Philip pine bonds of ISM, and add that but few of them are held In this countrj-, unless thej' have been acquired quite recentlj-. The Intimation that perhaps some of the Philippine bonds had been purchased re centlj by certain enterprising residents of this countrj' was apparent'j' dropped acci dentally bj the Administration official in question. He did not seem to compre hend its full significance. It Is perfectlj plain that the Hanna bond sjndlcate hopes to make a specu lation out of the sett'ement of the Philip pines question, and that it has been at work secrctlj to accomplish Its object for come time. The evident desire on the part of the friends of the Administration jesterday to create the impression that the Philip pines matter had not been actuallj- taken up bj' the Paris Commission, and that nothing had been suggested except the making of a cash pajment to Spain for relinquishing her sovereignty over the Philippines, was painfully apparent. Translated It read: "We the Adminis tration have not sold out to the bond tharks, and, anjvvaj. if we had, the case Is still open for revision, and it Is not too late to make a change. Ip the meantime. do not believe anj' of the wicked things that jou hear about the bond sjndicators they are really patriotic people." Mr. MeKInlej" Con rrslou. Close friend- of President McKlnley are responsible for the statement that he went West recently bellev ins that a coaling sta tion was all that we could claim in the Philippines, but that he returned a full fledged expansionist, converted to that Idea bj the trend of public sentiment, which he encountered. If Mr. McKlnley will take another Journey and make in julries regarding the proper treatment to tcete out to the bond sjndlcate he will not laake the mistake of listening to their Vandishments. The Philippine bond Issue of 1E5S of $10t- 000.000 bears Interest at S per cent. "These bonds," said a prominent international lawjer last night, "were flnanced In Paris, I think by the house of Rothschilds, at about 20 or 40 cents on the dollar. At 30 cents the bonds wou'd pay about IS per cent Interest on the Inestment. All that Spain has received out of this bond isuc at most Is less than $15,000,000 in cash, from which must be deducted C per cent on $10,000,000 for two jcars. "We hate established a precedent for the pa j men t of a cash consideration for the acquisition of territorj even when we were In a position to take It by right of conquest. After the Mexican war, for in stance, we, although the conquerors, paid a certain lump sum to Mexico for Cali fornia and other adjacent territory. We maj not hate paid the full -value, but the fact that we did paj anj thing established a strong precedent, and one that was un known in the comltj of nations up to that time. This precedent Is being urged as a reason why we should now pay Spain for taking the Philippines away from her. The argument is plausible, and has some force on sentimental grounds. At any rate It seems to be the easiest solution of the situation to purchase Spain's title to the Philippine archipelago. V Small Consideration. "The small amount of $10,000,000 should not be permitted to prevent the speedy fhlntn.nr nt n .. n .!. i. .. .. . .. --"--. vi. ci nai wiui litis CU31 US already ten or twentj times that sum As a business proposition we could well afford to paj $'0,000,000, or $-0,000,000 for that matter, rather than to run the risk of a resumption of hostilities. The pajment of MMJ0O.N0, or even a largei amount, b ' the United States to secure a settlement of our matters with Spain'wlll not be ob jected to serlousl' bj the American peo ple, provided the morey goes direct to Spain But our people will never sub mit for a moment to the consummation of a deal which will put $10,000,000 In the pockets of a bond sjndlcate. "Such a deal cannot be carried out. Even If the Senate should agree to a treaty embodjlng a proposition of that kind, which is verj improbable, the House of Representatives would refuse to make the necessary iiprropriaiion to make it effectiv e." It is unquestlonablj the expectation of the bcrd sjndlcate to get recognition of their bonds in the settlement between Spain and the United States Thej realize full well. If the $40,000,000 is paid to Spain, that the holders of the Philippine bonds will never receive a cent of the monej : Spain will have more pressing and Impor tant use for her cash than to turn it over to an American sjndlcate Therefore, the Hanna combination will continue to struggle to have the proposed pavmciu of the $40,000,0u0 by this countrj coupled with conditions that will Insure Its turning over most of it to the patriotic gentlemen who hold the Philippine bonds. It was reported last night that the bond sjndicators had suc ceeded in persuading the President to stand "firm" in their behalf. Other friends of the President, however, siy that Mr. McKinlej will unquestionablj' jleld to the force of public sentiment in the matter and finallj repudiate the bond -deal. This is the attitude the Adminis tration people would like to have the President appear In until after election, at least. Words at n Former Oftlelul. A former high official of the State De partment said last night: "While I am not in a position to speak authorltatlvelj on the subject, I do not think that the Administration contemplates the guaran teeing of anj Spanish bonds, whether of the Philippines or of Cuba. There arc a great manj questions, however, that will have to be taken into consideration in our peace negotiations with Spain. For instance, there are over $40,000,000 of claims of American citizens against Spa'n that are pending today growing out of the last Cuban war, back In the seven ties. These claims are for confiscated es tates, etc. You will perhaps recall the fact that Mr. Cleveland enforced the paj--ment of the Mora claim, wtilch belonged to this class, during his last administra tion. "Some arrangement might be entered into to let the $40,000,000 of Cuban claims offset the $40,000,000 of Philippine bonds The United States might agree to take care of the Cuban claims on the condition of being rellev ed of any responsibility for the Philippine bonds and in lieu of any cash pajment to Spain " THE OCCUPATION OF CUBA. The First Troops Will Be Sent From ThlN Countrj on .Vuxcmljcr I. A conference was held at the White House jesterdaj between the President, Secrctarj' Alger, and Maj Gen. Lawton, who has late! j' returned from Santiago, and AdjL Gen. Corbln. The subject under discussion was the military occupation of Cuba and the plans were "o fullj con sidered that practlcallj' all of the details connected with the establishment of gar risons in the island were arranged. It is expected that tlie first troops will be sent from the United States November 3, and that the garrison forces, will be graduallj- established at the most favor able places along the northern coast of Cuba. As far as can be learned, no oefi nlte date for the taking of formal posses sion of the island has been decided upon. The date maj- be as early as December 1, and it may be as late as January 1. Every effort will be made to secure the evacuation of the island by the Spanish before January 1, as was suggested some time ago bj'-the Spanish authorities Gen. Lawton expressed the opinion that there would be no trouble in maintaining order nnd he believed that a marshal sjs tem could be instituted for the preserva tion of law In the agricultural districts. Fl itn'M UuftlneNM Collcifc, bth nnd K, Business, shorthand, tj'pewriting $25 ayr. Goii. Perez Tells Why He Did Not Disband His Men. TREASON TO THE CAUSE The "Pros Ulonnl Government" 'threatened to jruiilsli Hint tor Treachery Jf JIc Obeyed the Aiuer IcanN lnsur-rents Lie About Ev erything, and Cannot Dc Trusted. Santiago de Cubx. Oct. 29 Gen. Deme trlo Castillo, Gen. AVooJ's counsellor in Cuban affairs, returned from Guantanamo todaj- after an extensive trip through the Guantanamo district in search at infor mation as to the condition of the Cuban people. He brings word that the suffering of the people In the interior Is not so great as at first reported, and expresses his be lief that the Americans will not have to issue free rations for more than sixtj dajs longer. Many of the Inhabitants of the Guantanamo district have put In small crops of potatoes and other vegetables, which will not take long to mature. General Castillo brought an explanation from the Cuban general Perez as to why he did not march his men Into Guantana mo on October 17, as lie had arranged with the Americans, and turn over his arms and disband his forces Perez told Castillo that he had received information from the Cuban provisional government at Camaguey that such action would be regarded as open treacherj' to the Cuban Republic, and would be punished accord inglj. He also Informed Castillo that a great deal of opposition had developed amors his men. Including the jounger of ficers, when the subject was broached. Perez assured Castillo thit he had taken the arms uwaj from more than a thou sand of his men on his own responslb'lltj, and would turn the weapons over to Col. Raj' as soon as possible. The Americans have no assurances other than Perez's word that he has done this His conduct relative to disbanding his force is tjpical of the Cubans here toward the Americans. Not one of thenr, from the highest to the lowest, the Amer icans have learned from experience, can be trusted Thej lie about the starvation among their women and children, they lie about the condition of their own men and thej He about their Intentions. Many are provided with rations upon their sworn promise that thej' wi 1 go home and do something to support their families, but Instead of doing so thej' go strnlght waj' back to the Cuban camps in the hills, and as soon as thej' arc out of earshot after drawing their rations they begin to curse the American administration and talk of what they will do when the Amer ican troops arc withdrawn and the island Is turned over to them Rations sent through the medium of Cuban soldiers to distressed women and children In the In terior never reach them Gen. Wood has decided not to send anj' more pack trains to the interior except upon the reports of trustworthj American offlcers. Col. Raj has ordered Major Seaton Nor man, surgeon of the Third Immunes, lo examine the phjslcal condition of fortj five joung Cubans in the Guantanamo district who have applied for membership in his icglment. Col Raj sajs he will enlist the men to fill the vacancies In his three battalions cau-ed bj death, dlseise and discharge. He Is acting In the matter without the authorltj of Gen Wood, who is at Manzanlllo The officers here do not believe that Gen. Wood will approve the scheme of enlisting Cubans without spe cial permission from Washington. Col Ray will require the recruits to foreswear allegiance to anj other government, and to vear to rerve the United States falth fullj before he takes them into his regi ment. Yesterdaj a partj of Americans arrived to recover the bodies of the Illinois volun teers who died from fever during the siege of Santiago. Congre-sman Dalzell, who was with the partj. said he would look about with a view of letting Congress know when he returned home what the situation here really is All of the Ameri cans in Mr. Dalzell' party are of the opinion that the United States has been buncoed in the Cuban business. Col Carlos Garcia received word from Gen Callxto Gircii. at Santa Cruz del Sur, todaj, that the Cuban convention had not done much work, owing to the failure of the delegates from the Fourth Armj Corps to report Gen. Garcia said the delegates from the Fourth Corps were mainlj white, and their arrival would greatly strengthen his hold upon the convention. He was san guine, he said, of carrjlng through his program of co-operation with the Ameri cans The Fourth Corps has been stationed In the western part of the Island, and many of Its men voted for Garcia for president without consulting him as to his candidacj. THE HEALTH OF HAVANA. Intolerable "Wnrmtli I,ns( TTee'Ii ami "Ix Yellovv 1'ncr Dcnthx. Sanltarj' Inspector Brunner, at Havana, makes the following health report to the Marine Hospital Service for the week end ed October 21. "The temperature for the past week has been intolerablj warm; the rainfall has been excessive. The neglect of sanltarj' matters still continues. The streets and public markets reek with filth, and the paved streets need repairs to prevent the collection of storm water and surface filth There were six, deaths from jellow fever, three less than the preceding week. Tour of these deaths occurred among the Spsnish soldiers. There was slight falling off In all the other fevers prevailing here, and the total deaths, E13, show a decided decrease. While thereare not many known cases of jellow fever jet on ac count of the extremely hot and wet weather, I would recommend that the close of the -quarantine season be extend ed from November 1 to November 15 Dr. Brunner transmits reports showing the mortalltj of the cltv of Havana from Januarj' 1 to October 13 to have been 14,210 Of this number 101 were from jel low fever, 201 from starvation and 2,403 from enteritis. THEY EEFUSE TO YIELD. The American CnmnilnHlonerx at Ha vana Are rirm on Cvneuntlon. Havana, Oct. 29 The American Com mission insists on Its refusal, to grant the Spaniards until Februarj- to complete the evacuation of the Island. The Americans notified oIDciallj' the Spaniards this morning that on Mondnj' thej- would begin the construction of a wharf on the Marino shore for the land ing of American troops. , The Americans Inquired jesterday If ltwcretruethat the buildings used as con sents by the Jesuits, Piarists and other religious orders, ,which Iul1dlngs belong to the state, hie been sold. The Span ish commission returned an answer today saying the report was untrue. The only thing that had been done was that the Jesuits had 'demanded certificates of some of the old documents which were kept in the- records . of the department of finance, and the! certificates had been given them. The real property had not been transferred to an one. The Americans here are greatly shocked at the death of Col. Waring. TRENTON'S PEACE JUBILEE.. An Enthusiastic Ilcmnnstrntlou to Returned Soldier. Trenton, N. J Oct. 29. A grand peace Jubilee was held here today In honor of the return of the Trenton naval reserves, who last week returned from Havana on the auxlltarj' cruiser Resolute. A grand parade was held this afternoon with 1.030 men in line. Much enthusiasm was shown and large crowds of people, from the sur rounding towns filled the city. Tonight there was a public reception and banquet, at wh'ch each survivor was presented by the major with a silver medal. PHILIPPINE DEAL NEWS. Official Ilcllcence and UnoBlelnl MnlemenlK Concerning the Great Speculation. Secretarj Haj would not make anj di rect statement jesterday concerning the course which will, be pursued by the American Peace Commissioners in refer ence to the Philippine matter. He was ver) guarded In his utterances touching this Important subject, and the moat adroit questioning failed absolutelj to cause him to make any statement which at all approached an admission. Just before he left the State Department at 3 o'clock esterdaj afternoon he was asked: "Mr. Secretary, is It probable that the Commissioners at Paris will agree In as suming control ot thezljhlllpplne archipel ago: to alko assume the debt of the Phil ippines; and Is it lirobable that Congress would approe uf the act?" The Secretary of State smiled broadly when this double question was put so him. and replied evasivelj: "As I do not indulge in prophecies, I cannot answer your questions.' He was then anktl If he would make a direct statement concernlrg the Philippine proposition. Ip re;ilj he -aid: "There is nothing lo be said. The rait ter will not "be considered bj' the Peace Comm'ssloners. until Mondaj-." This closed the brief Interview, and Sec retarj Haj' entered the department ele vator and descended to-the ground floor. Secretarj' Alger said even less than the Secretarj" of Stato wten asked about the Phllippliip question. , "There Is lioihlngjjbsQltitelj' nothing, new In the "matter fTlie Peace Commis sioners have not 'u.nrnenced its consider ation vet " ' This is all he wuld sty- After the forenoon conference at the White Hnue, jesterdaj' between the President and Secretaries Alger and Haj" a cablegram was suit to P.tri. It W said this dispatch convejeil to the Peace Com missioners the President's wishes in the matter of assuming control of the Philip pine archipclngo and Incidentallj the Philippine debt It was alsj asserted that the President was In full favor of as suming the bonded Philippine debt of ISM, which is said to amount lo about $10,000, 000, and that he had decided finallj that this countrj' would take us complete pos session of the Philippines as it had of Porto Rico. At the conclusion of the hlte House conference there were si eral confusing and conflicting reports floating about the State Department. Some of these were evldtntlj Inspired and circulated for ef fect. , One of them was that this Government would give Spaina-lump sum and buj the Philippines outright, regardless of anj existing debt, bonded or otherwise. Another was that no proposition on the Philippine question had vet been sub mitted at Paris, and none ha-, therefore. been considered also that this countrj would posltlvelj not assume the bonded indebtedness of the Philippines, but if there was to bo a mon,ej consideration it would be paid spot cash directij' Into the Spanish treasurj'. Following this was still another report that the bonded Indebtedness of ISM was onlj mentioned as a basis for the proba ble financial transaction, which would In volve a sum equal to the bond Issue of that j ear J40,onn,WO State Department officials believe the Spanish Commissioners will weaken be fore everj' demand made bj Mr. Daj and his associates. In other words, being bankrupt and humiliated, she will place herself In the attitude of a mendicant and accept whatever amount is offered Thej-saj- the Spanish government is disheart ened at her tallurcs and Is aware that this Government Is powerful, prosperous, and fully able to enforce everj' demand the American Peace. Commissioners maj make. It Is expected that, beginning tomorrow. the cable between this countrj and France will 'be kept hot," as the phrase goes, with mesf-iges to and from the Peace Commissioners and the While House. Kverj proposition to be submit ted. It Is said, will be sent to the Presi dent and he will direct the answer to be made. This Is the program as It was an nounced unofficially ,at the White House jesterdaj afternoon. The unofficial statement was also made that "no bondeet Indebtedness will be as sumed as it has too manj far-reachlng posslbllltles." Coupled with this quoted statement was another. It was that the United States Treasurj- is well piovided with money to pcy out even $40,000,000. as the gold reserve Is about $2.40,0011,900 The Administration does not believe that the settlement of the Philippine question will be difficult cr require much. time. This statement, evidently Insplrell, caused a former State Department" attache -to remark: "Of course not. Whj should It cause any trouble or require much time, when the whole matter Is .cut and dried. The program of thcvAdmliilstration regarding the Philippines has been arranged and in the hands of the American Commission ers from the start, and it will be fol lowed to the letier. The Philippines will be retained, but the money consideration, how, when and tq whom to be paid? That Is "the interr-stlng and, important question which must .develop later Xh.e American ultimatum is alreadj in po-seslon of the Commissioners., It was sent' fast Tues daj as stated Jri'-The Times, andIt will go Into effect unless recalleeC"which is not probablef-i' - o Xuhnn VnTfi1 Statlc.il. Navy Departrrent ofHcIa's say It is not probable that a naval station will bo es tablished In Cuba. It Is believed that the stations atKey West and San Juan, Porto Rico.vith a coaling-station, prob ablj". at Gtiantanarau, will bo all thit Is necessarj" In thit portion of the southern seas. For sale, to repay storage charges, 73 nev bordered carpets Northwest Storage House,lC-21S Sih N. W. THE WAR BUBBLE BQRSTS Marcliand's Act Changes the Fashoda Affair's Aspect. BOTH NATIONS SATISFIED niiKlonil't Grentnes Believed to lie Itccn-ruized, While Frenelt Honor Suiters Jo Humiliation The Cud of the Difficulty I Xow Iu SlKht HoTT-the Situation Become Acute. (Bpeiial Cablegram Coririshltd.) London, Oct.23. The morning's news that Major Maxchand actually left Khar toum yesterday en route to Cairo effect ually disposed of. the. talk- of an imme diate war between England and France as far as tills country is concerned. From the outset The Times dispatches refused to credit the alarmists. Nevertheless, it has been Impossible not to recog nlie the- fact that the situation has been fraught with the graves possi bilities. The sirdar's successes, the jlnga outburst or the press, the firmness dis plajed In the speeches of leading poli ticians of all parties, have all combined to Inflame the nation's rollltarjardor, while tho strenuous exertions which still con tinue in the admiraltj' office In the pre paration for anj possible eventuality gave an air of reality to the danger. Todaj', however, the aspect of affair3 t. nl.itA i.nnA.i tid.. i, t. nntni ... 1 b W.M.V w a that the fact that Marchand left Fa shoda for the mere purpose of communi cating with his government, while he leaves his lieutenant, Capt. Germain, !n command of the mission still in Fashoda, does not legally or technically alter the situation one Jot. No doubt this conten tion Is legally and technicallj true, but. practlcallj', the mere fact that Marchar.J left Fashoda has, to the mind of the public of this countrj, quite altered the sltuatlton. It is generallj- assumed that the rest of Marcliand's mission will soon follow. Anjwaj', without a leader it counts for little. In the unlawful presence of Marchand In Fashoda the English people had a simple, concrete fact, easllj grasped bj even the most elemental order of In- : telllgence. One such fact can do more to crjstalllze popular opinion and senti ment than a thousand w eight j' speeches dealing with the intricate subject. Now that Marchand has left Fashccla there is another simple fact which Is already welcoaieil as satisfactory proof of vlc torj. The manner or his going does not concern the ordinarj' Englishman so much. That he has gone is ev erj thing. On the other hand. It Is thought h-re that the manner of his- going ought to soothe French susceptibilities and open tlie vvaj to negotiations which must fol low on the whole question of the Nile Valtej-. tnong politicians and men who studj such questions intelllgentlj there is still a strong Insistence that there must be no vlelding In the Bahr-El-Ghazal territory issue. They maintain that if France wishes an outlet on the Nile for her com merce, such an outlet is alwajs open, as Britain Is a free trader, but to grant France anj post on the Nile which maj losiblj interfere with the Cape Cairo route thej regard as imposlole. Such men, as a class, however, have deprecated the 'infiammatorj tactics of jingoes and prefer to leave the matter to the diplo matists, intimating at the sime time that the diplomntists are expected to do their duty, patrioticallj'. For the present, then, thoe who on this side of the channel desired to see a con flagration hive been deprived of the match with which they planned to kindle it. If the crisis should again become acute in the immediate future, the cause will probablj be found arisirg from the tumultuous condition of affairs in Paris. MOBE LESE MAJESTE. Sever? Discipline for HeOectlons on Knlaer Wilhclm. Berlin, Oct. 29 United States Consul Goldschmidt is ill with an attack of in fluenza, which has not jet jielded to treatment, despite his long stay at Bad Nauheim, in Hesse, and Consul Daily Is In charge of the consulate. A satirical weekly publication called Simpliccissimus has been confiscated by the police In conseqnence of Its having Issued a so-cal'ed Palestine number cast ing ridicule upon the Emperor. The ed itor of the paper will be prosecuted. Two newspaper hawkera were sentenced this week to six months' In prison be cause thej shouted the contents of an ar ticle published in the Vorwaerts, the So cialistic organ, about a jear ago, em bodjlng a word unflattering to the Em peror. No paper reporting the case dared to reproduce the incriminating word. Herr Bebel, the Socialist -leader. Is an nounced to speak on November 2S at a meetlne of Berlin anarchists called to protest against "International hatred of anarchists and conspiracy against free dom " The other speakers Include Gustav Landauer and the noted Magdeburg an archist, Karl Gocrlltr. The Conservative organs warn Bebel that birds of a feather Hock together. Prince Herbert Bismarck has gone to Friedrlchsruhe to remain several weeks for the purpose of superintending the erection of his father's mausoleum. A dispatch to the Berliner Tageblatt from Coburg reports the success of the American Wagnerian singer. Miss Barna, who made her debut in the "Fljing Dutchman," and had alreadj' sung Wag nerian roles in America. She is engaged to lng for the season of 1S99 at Coburg and Bajreuth. MAJOR MARCHAND S ORDERS. An Opinion Expressed That He Will Return to France. London, Oct. 29 A dispatch from Paris to the Central News sajs that the Brit ish embassj' there has no reason to doubt the truth of the report that Major Mar chand is returning to France, though the Embassj' has not been Informed officially of the fact. It Is not admitted at the French for eign office that any order has been given for Marchand's recall, A le'ter received at the British embassj sajs that Mar chand has been longing to return to civ ilization for some time. Sir Edmund Monson, the British am basidor, has called on M. Dec"ass at the foreign office several times, but It is said that his lslts were unofficial. The Fa shoda question seefs to have been sus pended, so far as ambassadorial negotia tions are concerned The Trench govern ment continues to claim that Marchand has been acting upon his own Initiative at Fashoda. OBJECTS TO M. BLBOT. st De Freclnet, However, J'lnnlly Acccpta the Witr Portfolio. Opecial Giblfxram Copyrighted ) Paris, Oct. 29. M. Dupuy has not yet completed his cabinet. M. De Frejclnet this morning declined the war portfolio. M. Dupuy applied to Gen. SausIer, who also refused the war portfolio, sajlng that M. De Frejclnet was the only man for the post. Later M. De Frejclnet lunched with President Faure, who prevailed upon him to prov islonally accept. The real obstacle was that he. objected to associating with M. Itibot. It is believed that M. Dupuy will secure another minister of justice in stead of rtlbot. Most of the other places are filled, and it is bellev ed that the min istry will be fully constituted by next Monday or Tuesday, but the prospective- cabinets, of France pften. fall to pieces- at the last moment, when apparently com plete. Meantime, the Fashoda question Is. still shelv ed as far as Trance Is concerned. STABTLING, IF TBUE. Admiral SnmpMon ItefuaeH An Invita tion to Ulue With bpnnlnrilx. Havana, Oct. 29, Ia Key West At jes terday's session of the two Commissions the Spaniards said some of the defenses around Havana ought to be destroyed be cause the people of the country districts declared that thej' prevented agricultural labors The proposal was considered sjs plclous bj' the Americans, who refused to accept it until an American olilcer shall have examined the defenses and reported. It Is suspected that the bpantards want to take aw a some more cannon from the Inland batteries TVtt-lti.. K.. aUKiInn l.lml.il C-i.vn9n .a ...... .t OV"IU 1 4lUIUIiII U ,U.M-tJ,l ,C fused stronglj to assent to a. proposal to grant the Spanish armj- until February to complete the evacuation. The meeting was not as friendlj' as for mer ones. Admiral Simpson refused to accept an invitation from the Spaniards to lunch, and the Commissions separated without agreeing on anj point. WEDDED IN WILMINGTON. The Hujiiril-IIIlIn Nuptials nt Ueln tvure Plilee eterlaj. Wilmington. Del., Oct. 29 William S. Hills, a leading joung lawjer of this city. and Miss Florence Bajard. daughter of the late Thomas F. Ilajard, were married at noon todaj- at Delemore Place, the Uajard homestead. The offi ciating minl-ter was the Rev. George W. Douglas, of Tuxedo, formerlj rector of St. John's Church, Washington, D. C. The guests were limited to the immediate rel atives and a few Intimate frlerds. A wedding breakfast followed, and the couple started north on a wedding trip Miss Bayard Is an active member ot the Delaware Flelil Club, and one of the heat golf plajers in the Stale. The bride was given In marriage by her sister, Mrs. Samuel 'Warren, of Boston. The groom's bet man was n.s brother, Joseph T. Hills. HIS SKULL TREPHINED. Hefure the Upernlion the l'ntleut Ke lueniberM Hie VruKpuiirr Wen. Chicago, Oct 29 Frank Howard Col lier, the eccentric lawjer, was operated upon at the Countv Hospital this after noon, three surgeon trephining his skull in an attempt to restore his mental bal ance. Before going to the hospital Collier made his will and left a larg sum to the editorial staffs of various t'hipago papers "so thej could enjoj a blow -out In case of death." Before becoming unconscious he changed his will, cutting off one of his children BUBONIC PLAGUE IN AMERICA. Two ( nscH on a Mnrk. Jnt Vrrived nt Sun lrmifIe. San Francisco. Oct. 29 The rrcm.ll bark Duchess Alme. seventv-tvvo dajs from Hong Kong, arrived last night with two cases of bubonic plague aboard. The captain and one of the crew had d ed during the vovage. Tlie vessel has been ordered Into quar antine and extraordinarj precautions will be taken to prevent the disease obtaining foothold on these shores. CHILDREN'S TATAL LOVE-PLAY. A luulli lioot Ills sweetheart mid CoiuniitH nlt-lile. Knoxv ille, Tenn , Oct. 29. John Ken nedj, a seventeen-j ear-old boy, toplght fatallj- shot Maj Peck, his fifteen-j car old sweetheart and committed suie'de by shooting himself through the head. Ken nedy called at the girl's house and repri manded her for going with another boy. The girl refused to give her second love up, whereupon Kennedj committed the deed. Kennedj- Is dead and the girl maj die. The families of both are prominent COL. WARING'S DEATH. The Hod Cremntc-d n Few Hours titer Ills Itemise. New York, Oct. 29 The body of Col. Warlny, who died jesterday morning, was cremated this afternoon on Swinburne Island. Mrs Waring made no objection, and as soon after death as pos-lble the body was handed over to the health ooard After the cremation Col. War ing's ashes were brought back to his widow. Mission: Trooper Found. Private Edward Fletcher, of Troop K, Roosevelt's Rough Riders, who disap peared shortlv after his regiment returned from Cuba, lias been located in Cham bersburg. Pa . where lie his been sick for some time. Arrangements have been made for him to go to New Tork. receive $200 back paj and be mustered out of the service. The onlj other member of this regiment who is now mi-sing is Private Edward O'Brien, of the same troop All efforts to locate O'Brien have so far been unsuc cessful. Fifth Cnvlitr. to Culm. The Fifth Cavalrj- was ordered several dajs ago to be, in Savannah and readj to sail for Porto Rico on November 1. All arrangements for the expedition have teen completed bj the quartermaster's department and two transports hive been put in re idlness. Upon the arrival of the cavalrj. on the island the transports will return to the United States with the First Kentuckj Infantrj and the First fnlted States Volunteer Engineers, on board. $1.25 to Bnlti-uure nnd Tlei-ri- 91 3 via I'cnusjlaiil.i Hallronil. Tickets on sale Saturday and Sundaj". October 29 nnd 50 good to return until Mondav-, October 51. .All trains except Congressional Limited. :s,2fn.m ,ZS,-9W " IEYFI GIVEN A CHANCE France's Highest Conrt Yill Dispose of His Case. THE DOSSIER DEMANDED A Farther Iunnlrj- A 111 lie Held to Settle the Quentlon of Innoeence or Guilt FcarH That the lllliliirjr Slay Destroy the Secret Inatrnmeut AnL.ed For Same Anxloun Hour. (Sprcul Cibifsram Copjnghted.) Paris, Oct. 29 The cojrt of cassation, in deciding to hold a further inqulrj in tho Dreyfus case; perhaps adopted the wisest course under the circumstancts. It might easily have cancelled the first trial. If It had ordered a revision on the ground of illegality the effect would have been either that Drejfua would be delivered to the tender mercies of an other court-martial or the case againat him would be abandoned with the stlgra remaining. On the other hand, the court mijht hav e released the prisoner on the ground that there was no more evidence to ,ui tifj a trial. This, however, wou'd le.ve him without full vindication, because the partisans of the armj- would insist that the secret dossier contains real trout of guilt, but In commanding ths prod-ctlon of the secret dossier and the examinaUDn of Picquart and anj' other witnesses, the court enables itself to pronounce ab solutelj the innocence of the prisoner er to confirm the sentence. The case will thus ba finallj di'pocl of bj the highest tribunal in France in a manner to forbid anj &ne man ques tioning the Justice of the decision. More over, the fact that the inv estlgillan was held in camera robs the antl-Drej.m ar tisans of any excuse for raising the out crj that reasons of state forblJ the p-o-ductlon of the secret dossier. There remains one danger, and it 's a real one. The military authorities iraj re fuse to obey the order of the coan or thej maj destroj the dossier, as t d Pic quart declares was ex-Minister Boi-itf-fre's original avowed purpose The for mer course would bring a final Isse to the grave crisis which, from the hrst. underlaid the whole scandal, name.j. tlm assumption of unconstitutional powers by the military authorities. It is- w ell know n that the officers are desperate men. and the test of that Isaue Is ral-ed when the countrj- Is without government except a de facto one. France must, therefore, pass th-ough some anxious hours while the stabilitj ot her Institutions is being tested. Todaj decision of the court of cassation km re ceived with a calm approaching Irdirftr ence. It I5 doubtful if many opinions art changed by the appalling demons rsiicn of lh outrage upon the first prim .pie-, ol Justice which Is set forth In M. Bard s re port, and M. Manau's address. The affair has gone to such lengths that the ordi nary laws of fact and logic have ceased tc operate upon the public mind of Fram e. The conviction of both sides is too deep rooted to be altered until time has re moved passion and prejudice The court will probablj- expedite the Inqulrj as much as iosIble, but some weeks m.j be required. The inqulrj' is actuallj con ducted bj- two or three judges, who repurl to the full bench. SPEAES TO DEAF MUTES. Mr. CruUer ii)h Hooscvelt In oii on a Level With Ills I'nrtj. New Tork, Oct. 29 Richard Croktr made a political speech in public tunight In Webster Hall. His audience was large ly composed of deaf mutes, for wlio"-e po litical benefit the meeting was arranged. Enoch L. Currier, a professor In the New York Institute of Deaf Mutes, interpreted for the mutes what the speaker said. The Tammany leader does not often make a speech when reporters are present. He said that the Democratic candidate- for governor was no man's man. and that thf nomination was not the re&ult of any deal, in fact the nomination came wholly as a surprise to Mr. Van Wj ck Continuirg, he added this about Roose velt: "Mr. Roosevelt was alwajs hih toned, and held himself above his partj. But he came from Ojster Baj ami deliv ered himself to Piatt and now he s on a level with his partj. We've just heard that the Republican outfits are all gone to pieces. The lieutenant governor wail's to tell the truth about the canals and Roosevelt won't let him. and now thej re fighting." ROOSEVELT AND VAN WYCK. 'Itiej Finish n. CnnipuiKU Wvck Frcub ami Confident. New York, Oct. 29 Col. Rcoevi-lt ended a week ot arduous campaigninK tonight by speaking at Prohibition Park, S. I. He has made since the canvass opened over 200 speeches in halls anil from tho rear platform of his train in all portions of the State. Ne-ct week he will stump Long Island and the cam paign will be wound up with some big meetings In New York. Mr. Van Wjck's canvass, while rot quite so swift as that of his opponent, has been none the less aggressive, aril he has had the assistance of such .ibid leaders as ex-Senator Hill, ex-Go . Flower and others. Mr. Van Wjck his hammered awav- on State issues, forcing the canal scandals partlcularlj to the front. The week closed with both sides confi dent of -victory. What betting there has been has been at even moncv, with neither side apparently afraid to bet ti the limit. THE TEXAS TO BE DOCKED. XJnlneUy Battleship Injured Iu the Delaware Itlver. The unlucky battleship Tens has again sustained injuries which will require her to be drj' docked. The Navj Department was Informed jesterday that her -tern has been damaged, but to what extent was not stated. The Texas was injured before she en tered the Delaware last Sunday to par ticipate in the peace jubilee at PniUdel phia. It Is believed she came in contact with a submerged pile or some othtrr ou- The department has authorlz-.l tne emplojment of divers to as-er tal.. the ex tent of the damage, which Is not believe 1 to be serious. 125 t naltlmorc and lletiirn via II. t O. Saturday aud Miudnj. October 29 and 30) good for return un til following Monday. Tickets good i,oin. and returning on all trains. x27,;s,S3,50.-ni Coal. Lowest Trices. Call at mj' offices for pfcin of bujin that affords you e-,er protection. low est prices since 1ST-. J. Maury Dove Slt -.n.l r. 1M II. 1C20 M nw., and Hlh aid D sw. 0C23-2T-3U ,y &m&jf3mwfyf&Bz.