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-'-r -. 5 Srf-jJ. ,S , i .- i Warmers. and cloudy,- with - possibly -.- bowers Sunday afternoon or night; fresh toutheasterly winds. ' v " - fpb tttw Q'rcuation Ye;fer'day? 45,083 Number 770. WASHINGTON, SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 13. 189S-TWENTY TAGES. Price Three Cents. the i&jLisr jLisrjD ia:is 3n-Ensr-. f . ' UU CEK. ISItfCKIMllDOE. . -KA?- I UU CES. ISItfCKIMllDOE. --- 1 iiu. ot.. laivtov Jill. CE, WAT. ji u. cnx. stuntr. 11 U. CEN. Sill! pa? COXJAI rMOOLJTLT. m. crw bates; & -s "it. IM1IC GFV. WOOD. if U CE.W SII vFTER vu rsiyr, tiiinrE. IU. f.FV. WlfEFLHU - . MAJ. GEX. HVWKIs. jru gen. touxq. COLOlsrETL. ROOSE77ELT Jl&JD DE3IIS G5-B3SrEE,-A.IjS. Mil TBfiDE TIE ISLANDS Europe's View of Our Interest in the Philippines. SPAIN SCHEMES FOR CASH Her Belief llPKiirilin I?nrniipnii In terirntioii and Hi 12npet on Imer Icn 1uk1uiiiI stniulN llpndy to Co operate A Ith 'IIiIk Antinn Jshe. "W 111 Munil il Morp 'Noiikciihc on Her Account Salisbury k fepeeeli llelleved ti 1'oreHlindovr Uritixli Aiil to the I tilled states 'I he Aineritnn CoitiiitlKKlon nt I'nrSN to Trj to I'orer mi Iiiiiuctllate Ileply on Monday (Spcual Cjblcsrant Coprrighled.) Paris, Nov. 12. It is necessary to con sider the peace negotiations henceforth In their bearing upon the larger politi cal situation in which Spain seeks to make them an actie factor. It Is, of course, a mattei of common knowledge that all of the European continental powers are opposed to a change in the sovereignty of the Philippines, and it is equally well known that England is Hilling to go to almost any length to support the United States, if necessary, against an Euiopean Interference with the execution of the Ameiicans policy. There is a strong belief among the continental diplomatists that after the United States secure the Philippines they will eventually exchange a large portion of the archipelago for the Brit ish "West Indies There is no possible doubt that certain continental powers would use every Influence short of war to avert this consummation The pres ent attitude of Spain is that of uncom promising resistance to the American demands in the Philippines, but if, un der future pressure. Spain should ield, the American Government must expect her surrender to b .iccomranied by some such condition as an American guarantee that the sovereignty of the Islands should reeit to Spain in case they were relinquished b the United Stales,. It may be taken as almost certain that Spain would not appeal In vain for European support of Mich a proviso, but Spain vvont play the European game for nothing It matters little or noth ing to Spain what 'inner eventually se cures the archipelnpo after sh loses the Islands. Her sole aim, al the present moment, is to secuie sufllcient funds to avert bankiuptcy. She believes that the only way to succeed in this object is to enlist European support in resist ing the American demands or, rathei. In urging America to pay a big sum foi the Islands. If this support is refused Spain will have no object in Feking to influence the fate of the Philippines aft er they leave her possession Hence the strong motives for Russia, Prance, and Germany to lend a friendly ear to Spain's appeal and hence, also, England Is completely prepared to meet any pos sible move which, though nominally di rected against the United States, Is really aimed at her. The fact is, nobody knows what form the crisis will take in what may be con veniently described as the Euiopean situation It maj be over Egvpt or It may be ov er some feature of the Far Eastern imbroglio. It is now clearlj the policy of Great Britain to furce hei enemies." hands Most English states men are now convinced that it is the distinct purpose of Kussia and France and perhaps other powers to ag grandize themselves -politlcallj and commercialli at the expense of Great Britain inseveial quarters of the world It is likewise clear that British resist ance to this policy, to be effectual, must be made now, and with decisive vigor. The I"ahoda incident has furnished proof, first, that Great Britain has at last determined to force the i--sue and, second, that France and Russia are pal pably unready and desiious to postpone the critical moment at least two jears Lord Salisbury made It very difficult for France to abandon her pretensions on the :NiIe. His attitude was intention ally provocative and there is much se cret disappointment In England that Trance did not accept the challenge. The opportunity to say to combined Europe, "You shall not 10b America of the fruits of her victory, as was done in the case of Japan and China," would be welcomed by Lord Salisbury and the the entire British nation Such an op portunity and Its very possible realiza tion were almost cbviouslj in Lord Sal isburj's mind when making his Guild Hall speech on Wednesday. Few, either in England or on the continent, regard that speech as reassuring. The best interpretation of its meaning seems to be that certain great and fat -reaching anti-British schemes must be abandon ed before the danger of war will diap-pear. The foregoing considerations, all bear ing directly or indirectly upon the Spanish-American peace conv ention, show how the question is complicated at the present moment and how impos sible it Is to separate it from the affairs of nations as a whole. Todaj's developments were not Im portant. The American lepresentatives will endeavor.to bring pressure at Mon day's session to force an immediate re ply" from Spain, but there are several diplomatic cicuses available for a few dajs' delay, such as the illness of Senor Montero Bios, dav by daj. He is genu inely ill today, but not seriously so. One of the Spanish commissioners has gone to Brussels IS She -Must Answer Onr De mands in Full at Once. Special cabinet session ion ItnCcK for '1 liitnlNiiv itij? I)n. On account of Thanksgiving Das, tick ets will be sold lij the Southern Itailwav between Washington, Orange, Harrison burg, Warrenton, and Round Hill, in both directions, at one. fare for the round trip, tickets on tale Xo. 23; Hnal limit Nov. 25, inclusive. no!3-20 Coal. lovrcHt lrlees. Call at tnj offices for plan of bujing that affords you every protection Low est prices since 1STC. J. JIaurj Dov e, 21st and I, 1206 II, 1C2C M nw , and 13th and D s. noS,10,13 lleutlloik. Ctt In lnriN frrniileiit VIelvliiIej mill IIIh Atlv Icern (?lee 'Hint llmllcnl Vltnwnrew via? iieeil Ilj lip A4'pKinljJ Tejiiiforixliivr Methods Not to lie '1 oleriluil. A special. Cabinet meeting was held at the White Housejesterdas to considor what a Cabinet "officer said was "a mat ter of grave concern, affecting the peace negotHfions at Paris" It was learned after the meeting that, to iiuote a Cabi net officer again, "the time was rapldlj approaching when the Spanish govern ment would be made to understand that delav would not be tolerated" Summed up In a 'few words, the situa tion at Paris is serious, although there Is no crisis in the negotiations, and un less the Spanish "Commissioners modify their present, stubborn position, the United States will deliver an ultimatum that will cause a rupture if the Spaniards do not acquiesce in American demands A dispatch that came to the State De partment from Sir. Dai, chairman of the American side of the Commission, con tained the bisis for the consideration bj the Cabinet of the situation in Paris The Spanish Commissioners have not jet done an thing that would place on them the responsibility for a rupture, should anj occur, but since the deliver of the Amer ican note expressing the intention of the United States to hold the Philippines per manently, practlcallj no progress has been made by the Joint Commission. A state of deadlock exists In Paris mainlj over the refusal of the Spanish representatives to admit thit an ques- I tion exists as to Spanish right of sover I elgnt In the Philippines The have been stubborn on that point, and have in creased the irritation of this Government and its representatives in Paris b bring ing up other.jnatte.rs. Involving, sugges tions whichUic United States will not tolerate. In the face -of this po3itionr however, the Spaniards have asked or ..more tfma to answer the last note' of their Amer. can opponents" This request. Involving an extension of a few das onfshas been granted as a. result of the Cabinctsesjlan of jesterda, but additional Instructions were sent to the American ifoihmisEion crs dlrecti-ithem how to act if the next communication from the Spaniards does not express a willingness to recede from or to modify their present position'- The negotiations have now reached a stage where the patience of the "United Stales has been exhausted It has been impressed on the Spanish representatives that the United States, intends to assume ownership and control over the entire Philippine group, but thus far Spain's commissioners have not shown an sign of taking warning from the positive statements of their adversaries. It was determined at the Cabinet meeting jesterda lliat radical steps would probabl be necessarj to bring the Spaniards to a realbuitlon of the earnest ness of this cauntr After th" next meeting of the" Joint "commission Spain will not, be permitted to temporize Defi nite answers to, thet demands of the United States will bp required In short order and the opinion Is prettj general In official circlesJthat this policj will be effective. 5S SUPPLIES FOB. CUBA. A Port AMH-Ilp Opened Tor llpnptlt of ntlv eiT. The Cabinet jesterda devoted some time to tho consideration of the commer cial conditions ftt Cuba and the proposed restoration of trade' after a long period of depression and devastation resulting from the wars- It was decided as part of the program' of restoration to -end supplies "to" "the Cubans, also to bring about ton American 'mllitarj occupation of Cub i at the earliest possible moment. As a- matter of encouragement to the sugar and tobacco planters and others engaged in commercial pursuits. It was decided to open a port in western Cuba, so that supplies of machlnervi cattle and food plight be received freelj during the. period of restoration It is believed tint Clcnfuegos will be the port "elected, and tho Spanish forces will be required to withdraw from that place and vtcinltj by December , when agents of this Gov ernment will take charge It was decided to lake steps which will make the return of business activity contemporaneous with ilie complete occu pation of the island by American troops. xne vexed currencj question-in Porto Rico was also brought before the Cabi net by Secretar Gage, but no definite conclusion was reached. THE PRESIDENT'S HESSAGE. It AVllt Contain ,IlpconimenilntIc nx Concerning Jhp Colonlex. The miscellaneous matters which were considered at, the special session of the Cabinet jesterda were the President's message to Congress; the reception of the report of the Porto Rican Evacuation Commission from Admiral Schle, and the condition j.f the sick American sol diers In the fever camps. Mr. JIcKlnley and'hls advisers discuss ed several important portrbng of the forthcomings message, notablj those which wilt refer to tho future govern ment and welfare of the colonies On these subjects he will make Important recommendations to Congress The in crease of the regular arcnj- and the en listment of native troansmJuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii, and tliePhlllppines"for gar rison duty will (also befuHj-,"treated'i- The War Department" was "authorized to.taltejfpromp.Fste.is for the care of Ihe slck soldiers without 'regard to red tope Admiral Schlcj- was congratulated upon the prompt, ind'succeasful culmina tion dfthe worsT of 4the Porto Rican Ev acuation" Commission Ilcllnblctina Reaiionnule. You get at"Studer's, 330 r st, trees, ahrubs, evergreens, hardy vines, roses, bulbs, etc, for fall planting. nolOtf.em Indignation Over the Aban donment of the Cruiser. LOOTED EY THE NATIVES ItritUn subject. Will Claim Snlvnsp TnlU. of Conrt-Mnrtlnl for Com inamlpr Harris Dlnnsreeiiient at to IIIh IlpxponNlMHtj The OOlvinl ldeiitllicutlon of the 1 pkhpI. ft..:." to Baltimore and Itetnrn v lu ll, .t O. Sn tardus and Sniiilu. Nov 12 and. 13, good for return until following Mondaj. Tickets good going and returning on all trains. nolo lt,(m The ibindonment of the Maria Teresa on the high seas and her arrival practi-callj- as a derelict oft Bird's Point, Cat Island, maj result In unpleasant com plications in several directions. Secre tarj Long was dellnltelj- and offlclallj notified jeterdaj' that the mission of the big tug Potomac, which steamed from Guantanamo Harbor to search for the missing cruiser, had not been In vain. A cablegram from Lieut. Craven, command ing the Potomac said: "Potomac arrived at Nassau. Maria Teresa near Bird's Point, Cat Island, one mile from shore In two fathoms of wa ter. Tide rising and falling inside. Temporary- deck broken up and movable ar ticles removed bj- natives Vulcan not seen Natives at work -.ince Saturdaj." The receipt of this dispatch caused a buzz of comment and astonishment throughout the Navy Department, and Secretarj Long at once held a consulta tion with the officials of the navigation bureau The result was a message to Lieut. Craven, at Nassau, N. P, direct ing him to return under all steam to Cat Island and take absolute possession of the stranded cruiser. The cablegram also instructed him to permit no Interference whatever by any person with the vessel, or an of her belongings. Unofficial information received at the department stated that wreckers have looted the Maria Teresa, as the- regard ed her as a derelict and, therefore, com mon property. The. British authorities had decided, it was also stated, to take possession of the cruiser, she-having been abandoned in the open sea b the United States, therebj becomlng a derelict, besides being an ob struction on the coast of an English pos session. .. The American consul at Nassau en tered a protest against this proposed ac tion, and claimed ev erj thing less the sal vage. In the name of the American Gov ernment. These and other reports came thick and fast at the department yesterday, and Secretar Long appeared to be much an no ed, and will insist upon a full Investi gation of the abandonment of the Maria Teresa by Commander Harris. "The orders sent to Lieut. Craven, of the tug Potomac, jesterda were Impera tive," said a high official of the Nav De partment estcrda afternoon "He is to stop the looting at all hazards. This step will probabl bring tho legal aspect of the Teresas recovery to a Head. Craven has Instructions to drive the rapacious natives off the cruiser, and It Is expected that the people so driven off will file a claim for salvage. The- are British sub jects, and pan appeal to a British admir alty court for redress." It is believed in official c'rcles, however, that the British government will Intcrpoo no objection to the United States" assum ing control of the Terrsa, protecting the interests of its subjects throagh diplo matic means or an admlraltj court. No action toward the recovery of the Teresa will be taken bj the Navj Depart ment until a report has been received of the examination made bj Naval Con structor Hobson. who Is on the repair ship Vulcan, one of the vessels ent out to find the cruller TheVulcan Is prob ablj alreadv at the scene of the wreck. If there Is the "lightest chan-e of saving the Maria Teres i the effort w ill be made. The sentiment In the. N ivy Department In favor of court-martialing Commander Harris has Increased as a result of es terda developments It Is said the cruiser could not have been in such a dangerous condition as reported when she was abandoned by her officer, and crew and left to her fate There Is tl!l i question as to the re sponMblllt of Lieutenant Commander Harris The contention of his frisnds Is that the M iria Teresa was in charge of the Merritt Wrecking Compin. under contract to be delivered at Norfolk to the Government. Commander Harris was aboanl in command of a squad of samen. who had been -ordered to assist the wreck ing company In bringing the vessel to this countr. It is a question, therefore. Har ris's friends add, whether he could have lawfullv been empowered to assume com mand of the vessel when the captain em ploy ed by the w recking concern met with an accident which disabled him On the other hand, it Is claimed that If he did assume such responsiblllt in vio lation of rules and regulations, he is liable to trial for taking such unlawful action It is prob tide that Secretar Long will take action in the matter as soon as more definite Information is received from Cat Island after the arrival there of the Vulcan. The Navy Department charts show-that Bird s Point, w here the Maria Teresa Is grounded. Is surrounded by firm, sand bottom, and that wreckers will find but little difficult in the work of rescue. TO ASSIST LIEUT. HOBSON. Ilie Derrlel. Steunipr "Vli rriti leaves for Cut InIuihI. Norfolk, Va, Nov 12.--The Merritt &. Chapman 'Wrecking Company this even ing dispatrhed their derrick steamer Mer ritt to Cat Island to assist Lieut. Hob son In floating, for the second time, the abandoned cruiser Infanta Maria Teresa. The Merritt will reach Cat Island In about fort -eight hours She is under command of Capt Davis, her former commander, Capt. Woltott, who heroic ally stood b the Teresa until alt her crew were saved when she was aban doned, being ver HI as a result of ex posure during that memorable storm. The eighteen Cuban firemen who were rescued from the Teresa and brorght here by the Merritt, left on her tonight. The will be sent to Cuba from Nasau. CAPTAIN D3EYFUS Dili No Hint of Hope Keaclies the Devil's Island Prisoner. A nEART-BROKEN SOLDIER IIIh Faltlifnl AVife IVnrn s,e AV III Veit llenr of His Death Vn Inppal Tliat the Vena Up spat to ltlui Great Indignation at a iNutiou's Heedlessness. f Paris, Nov. 12. There Is an acute re vival of interest in the Drefus eise to day as the result of a pilLible letter jusr received by Mme Drefus from her hu band, in which he says. "lam dying, and leave to the geaerosttv of m country- the care of ren ibllltatin my memory " It developed today that the govcrnmen' has refused tQ permit the slightest hint of the verdict of the Court of Cassation in favor of revision to reach the prisoner who, believing hU case hopeles, is now prepared to die Mme. Drefus is frantic and believes the next news from Devil's Island wilt record the death of her unfortunate husband She even fears that he maj have already died of a broken heart. She ha3 appeal ed to the government and even to Presi dent Paure tp permit some Inkling of the situation to reach her husband, but all In vain. Turther pressure"will be brought on the government to cable the news to Capt. Dreyfus, but there Is no prospect of success Eventually, an appeal will be made- f the Court of CassUion to cable the in formation before it becomes usele-s by the prisoner's death There is great Indignation over the heedlessness of tho government in with holding even a grain of comfort to tlu lonely prisoner on Devb'j. Is'and BIBLICAL HISTOKY UP TO DATE. The Kaiser Uev prses the Puiuouh Damascene Incident. Berlin, Nov. 12. A commission Is busy arranging for a great demonstration on tho homecoming of the emperor. Tho Socialist paper, Vorwatcls, at the risk of arret under the lese majiste. law,, condemns the Kaler's compliments to the Saladln, who drovethe Christians out of Palestine, and says Sau went to Damascus and became PjuI, but that the Kaiser, on his present journey reversed the proce-. Glen MIS" Oppn Until 7 p. in. Caff" heated; dally and Illustrated pa- rttrs: checkers, dominoes and chess Li- dies' room ha3 piano and maaz nes. Go ever day. noU-2t MR. M'KINLEY'S SYMPATHY. It r Ih Expresseil for the rnnitly JnnicH Jouch, of IvoUoiuo. ml. Kokomo, IniL, Nov- 11 Mrs James Jones received a letter of condolence yes terday from President McKlnley Il-r husband was killed by the premature discharge of a cannon In s ilutlng the Presidential train when it passed through here three weeks ago The President ex pressed deep sympathy for the bereft family and a check for TS acomp taled the letter. Identity of n Suieide. Cleveland, Ohio, Nov 12. The, man who commlttedsulcide In the ruins of the K D. box factory Monday night has been Identified as Aartn Slomnovltz, of thW city. $1.U5 'to Hultimore and I6e- l:" turn via Peons It unln Unllro.id. Tickets on sale Saturday and ?rnd.iv Nov 12 and IS. good to Teturn Uitil M. n day, Nov II. All trains except Congres sional Limited. nol0,ll,l?,c ll,12.1J,m riynn'M Ituitlness Collide, scti and K, Business, shorthand, typcwrit'ng $ a jr. S - .,i ...-- -2 ..- ( -. -.s. ,j$eM a, W4 -'&-rfr4 ? 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