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Dons Talk Loudly of a Rupture of Peace
Negotiations ,
Likely to Refuse American Demands on
Philippine Question ,
Spanish Commissioners Disappointed at Lack
of European Support.
I'urln Killtors .Uxpcnil Cnnnhlcrnhlc
Gray Muttrr and Illnok Ink In
tlic Attempt to Plead
Spain' * Cnnne *
( Copyright , 1503 , by Press Publishing Co. )
PARIS , Nov. J. ( Now York World Ca-
Wegram--Speclal Telegram. ) The Spanish
commission received a long dispatch from
Madrid last night and had a prolonged mecU
Ing today. They are receiving the strong.
est moral support , from the French official
press In resisting the American demand re.
carding the Philippines , and I hear tonight
from a reliable Spanish source that their
reply to the American proposal on the Phil-
Ipplne question will bo In effect , If not In
form , a direct refusal to comply.
Sonors Abarzuza and VHIarutla have been
engaged preparing a lengthy memorandum
to demonstrate the alleged inconsistency be.
twecn the protocol and the American pro-
Tosal ! _ , although the latter expressly pointed
"out the new reasons why the United States
required the cession of the whole of the
Philippine archipelago.
I learn that the Spanish reply deals only
incidentally with the debt question , their
flrst line of defense fbelng reliance on. the
nlleged discrepancy ' , elwccn the protocol and
the American demands. The Spanish com
missioners have expressed thlcr bitter dis
appointment at the absence of support from
other European nations outside of Franco In
their , resistance to the American proposals.
They talk of a rupture of negotiations as a
probable result of tomorrow's session , but
this i regarded as a mere blurt. Possibly
they may make a demonstration by demand
ing further time to prepare their reply , but
they have as yet no Instructions to break
oft negotiations.
An amutlng explanation given of a pre
posterous story Is that the United States
proposed to send a commissioner direct to
Madrid. U seems an American newspaper
bad applied to Madrid for permission to send
ltn , own "commissioner" there , an appllca.
tton which was dUtortcd Into the canard
already mentioned.
Pnrln Common * .
PAIUS , Nov. 3. The Echo do Paris today
expresses strong approval of the speech do-
Jlvered at Worcester. Mass , , by Senator
* oar'ln. whlch'-'rio 'denounced the so-called
policy pf American 'extension. The pap"or
jn'cnUonocl quotes the , speech fully and re-
'rnnrks'lha"t ' all American political men "ap
parently do not agree with the policy of
conquest. "
The Figaro says : "The peace nceotlii-
tloim have reached a very critical point.
Up to yesterday the Spanish delegates had
received no "definite Instructions from Mad
rid. Will the Spanish government accept
the American proposition ? We doubt It. "
The 1'etlt Bleu remarks :
One must admit In looking beneath the
surface that -the - late war has completely
changed the American character. Outside
of being anxious merely for commercial su-
Iircmancy and playing a small political part ,
save regarding the- South American repub
lics. the United States felt no desire to In
terfere In European politics. But every
thing changes very suddenly. After the suc
cess again * ! Spain the American government
felt Itself capable of taking part In Euro
pean politics , and the advances of Great
Britain showed the American ministers
they could speak up.This popular feeling
has Included the American government to de
mand the whole of the archipelago , when , at
the outset , a part of the Philippines was all
that was demanded. The new demand ex
ceeds a war Indemnity and thl la the weak
point which American diplomacy has en
countered. The Spanish government Is at
the end of Its resources , and hopeless as It
Is for It to attempt to master the Insurrec
tion In the Philippine- Islands , even If they
were handed over to It tomorrow , It Is evi
dent that If. Instead of using the word
" " " " cash
"abandonment. "cession" against a
Indemnity la spoken of , the Spanish and
American delegates may come to terms.
The American delegates nave made * ev-
cral offers , and have at the present time
proposed the sum of $40,000.000. The Span-
lards want more end have demanded J100-
Cherlxli nil Illusion ,
The Bpanifh delegates , for whoso sad con
dition one must feel nlt.Vi had for a mo
ment the Illusion that Europe would Inter
vene and defend the Interests of Spain.
They must have lost this Illusion by now.
American diplomacy haft played Its part
\vlth great cleverness and has from the out-
Pcl gained an extraordinary position. At
thu present moment the United State ? Is tak
ing advantage of the hatrtd against Eng
land , which Is growing upon the continent ,
and offers Its neutrality If Europe will leave
the United States a free hand with Spain.
Besides , Europe really has no interest to
Interfere. The various European govern
ments foresee what will Inevitably come If
the United States restores the Philippine
Islands to Spain. Ati soon as Spain had
proved her Inability to quash the revolt ,
Cjcrmnny would offer her assistance and Im
mediately the covctoudness of French , En
glish und Russian diplomacy would provoke
International Intervention which would raise
a quarrel of exceptional gravity.
At the present moment It Is because some
thing of the port might happen that the
nttltudo of Europe In general towards the
Spaniards and Americans Is aa follows :
Come to some agreement about the price
of thu Philippines ; make concessions on
either side : but whatever you do , be quick
about U. There ore plenty of troubles floatIng -
Ing round just now upon the political linr-
Izou without a prolongation of these dan
gerous negotiations of yours.
The generally accepted view hero of the
peace negotiations la that the Spaniard :
will not agree to the proposition submitted
by the Americana to take the Philippine
Islands and to reimburse Spain the monej
spent upon permanent Improvements IE
tboso Islands. But there U conflict of opin
ion its to whether the SpanUh commission
ers tomorrow will present a counter prop.
Kxpec.t n Counter Proportion.
"WASHINGTON , Nov. 3. By way of prep-
Bratlon for what may happen at the meetIng -
Ing of the peace commissioners In Paris
tomorrow It may be said that tbe offlclali
hero have no Ide * that the Spanish reply
vrlll bo an unconditional acceptance of oui
last proposition relating to the arqulsltloi
of the Philippines. On the other hand , thej
do not expect an unequivocal rejection
What U likely to occur U that the Spanist
commissioners will come In with a countei
proposition , the basis of which probably wil
bo a considerable Increase In the num of
money to be paid to the Spanish govern
ment for the Philippines. This will open
the way to negotiations on that subject and ,
Inasmuch as the commissioners spent about
six weeks considering the sections of tbe
protocol dealing with Cuba and Porto Illco ,
U Is reasonable to believe that at least a few
days may bo property allowed for the dis
cussion of the Philippines. In short , It
may be en Id that the officials hero do not
expect a final breach of relations between
the commissioners to occur tomorrow , not
withstanding the comments of unfriendly
European newspapers In that linn.
l' MTcr Itenllxi' thnt nn Appeal to
Huropc Woii111 lie Futile.
MADRID , Nov. 3. The announcement of
the Intentions of the United States regardIng -
Ing the Philippines has greatly excited the
public here. It Is generally recognized ,
however , that It would be absolutely futile
to appeal to Europe which has abandoned
Spain to Its fate. The newspapers protest
vigorously against "the Incredible cynicism
and abuse of strength of the Americans. "
El Glebe exclaims : "Europe and America
seem determined to sanction by cowardice
and selfishness a crime that will bo a blot
upon the history of the century. "
Snicnaln AVII1 IMenil Xo Mlnlntry
Con III Mvc If the Amerlcnn Pence
Tornm Were Accepted.
NEW YORK , Nov. 3. A dispatch to the
Evening Post from Paris says :
The reported rupture of peace negotiations
between Spain and the United States Is not
credited in the French foreign office.
Franco willingly will serve again as an In
termediary in the hope of putting Spain un
der permanent moral , as well as financial
obligations , thus strengthening her own po.
sltlon In the European balance of power.
Paris and Brussels bankers are taking active
Interest in the question of Spanish debt.
The Spanish members of the commission
are offended by the curtness of the memorandum -
randum of the American claims.
The American members will probably wel
come a change In the Spanish side , as they
are not a match In legal subtleties for Senor
Montero Rlos. Whether there Is a rupture
tomorrow or not , Senor Sagasta U likely to
contlnuo to dictate the negotiations. I have
high authority for prognosticating the course
of the flrst dispute over the American Inter
pretation of the third article of the protocol
and the claims upon the Philippines for war
Indemnity as Inconsistent with the previous
articles , and also with the original diplo
matic correspondence through Messrs. Cam-
bon and Patcnotre.
Senor Sagasta will nay that he considers
that Porto Rico Is a sufficient Indemnity.
In the second place , it non-suited , he will
proceed to put a value upon the Philippines
far In excess of any possible war indemnity ,
on the Idea that Germany and England , or
even France , would offer terms higher than
the Americans take as the base of negotia
tions. He will plead that no Spanish minis
try could live If they accepted the American
terms. Aa a third step ho would resign
office , leaving the negotiations to begin over
again and under a conservative ministry.
Thus a speedy termination of negotiations
la not expected. The commlsloners are rent
ing apartments ontsldo the hotel.
Supplies for IlcconcentrniloN , Hut
Xot for Suffering Soldlcro Major
Appel'ii SnroiiHtlc Ilcport.
NEW YORK , Nov. 3. Following Is an
extract from the report of Major A. H.
Appel , surgeon United States army. In
charge of the hospital ship Olivette , to Sur
geon general Sternberg :
"While the relief associations did excel
lent work during the latter part of the war
In the emergency of the campaign at San
tiago , the medical department of the army
was our sole reliance and required all the
training and experience of the regular med
ical officers with the Fifth corps , few
enough In number , to meet the emergency.
"There was no Tack whatever of neces
sary medical and surgical supplies. But
after the battle of OuaKlmas , when we
brought the wounded down the hill at
Slboney , they were woefully lacking change
of raiment , having landed with but the
clothey they had on their backs , which
were worn Into rags , covered with mud
and saturated In many Instances with blood
from their wounds.
"The steamer State of Texas , chartered
and loaded with supplies of all kinds by
he Red Cross association , with Miss Clara
Barton on board , about this time came to
anchor at Slboney. Accompanied by my
executive officer , Llcptenant D. C. Howard ,
I called upon MIsa Barton , explained to her
the situation and asked her whether ehe
coufd supply tboso men with clean under
wear or pajamas. The president of the
National Red Cross society received mo most
cordially and showed me the cargo manifest
of the State of Texas , wherein there were
listed numerous boxes of clothing , but
stated that the riuppllcs were not for the
soldiers , ; It was the government's business
to look after them , not the business of the
Red Cross society , and all supplies In her
charge were for the Cuban recnnccntrados
and all would bo held until It was possible to
deliver them to these people. There were
at the time a number of aurgcons on board
thu State of Texas and four trained nurses ,
but , although we were working night and
day taking care of the sick and wounded ,
no assistance was given by them until some
days afterward , when our own men were
ready to drop from fatigue.
'My mission , so far as the Red Cross
ship was concerned , was a failure. The
net result was a society tract which Miss
Barton kindly presented to me. As I was
leaving the ship I was requested to ac
cept a few bottles of malted milk. About
a month later I received a communication
from the accountant of the association , re
questing a receipt for the same as a basla
upon which to make claim upon the govern
ment for reimbursement. "
TlinimniiilN , 1'lnyeil the
ItneeH nnil StnrtN to Hlope. with
an Actrt-HH. lint U CniiKht.
KANSVS CITY. Mo. , Nov. 3. Ely Levy , n
youth about 20 years of age , who was ac
cused of having cn.bezzlcd from hla em
ployers , Weston & Levy , wholesale butchers
of this city , was arrested at the union depot
tonight while en route to Denver In th <
company of a young woman , who claims tc
bo au actress , who withholds her name
She remains with her companion at the citj
prison. Levy admitted tonight that lift ant
the bookkeeper , named Cohen , bad embezzlei
J8.000 from their employers , ono of wuoir
la Levy's brother , and that the money had
been lost on the races.
Texux linen Into Dry lloek.
NEW YORK. Nov. 3. The United States
battleship Texas arrived today from Phila
delphia , It will go to the navy yard to bt
placed In dry dock for repairs to the pro.
pt'llor , which was Injured by contact will
o lee while proceeding up. the Delaware ,
Court Eoom Packed at Geneva by Eager
Throng of Listeners ,
ClnlniN of Itrptilillrnii I'nrtjfor Snf.
frnKt'ft of the I'ooplo Clenrly Hct
1'ortli In I'loqurnt nnil Con-
vlncliiHT .Speech.
GENEVA , Neb. , Nov. 3. ( Special Tele
gram. ) One of the most successful political
meetings ever held In Flllmoro county oc
curred hero tonight when Hon. George D.
Mclklejohti addressed an audieuco v. bosc
goodly proportions made him ghul that Jils
fortunes had brought him among his oUl
friends. The district court room wns pasktd.
It was a dusty evening , but the farmers
came to hear Mr. Melklejoan Jiibt the sarao ,
By the time the Ladles' banl of Geneva
commenced playing "Mhrchlng Through
Georgia , " the crowd was growing Impatient.
The appearance of the chairman , Dr. H. L.
Smith , and the distinguished speaker was
greeted with applause.
Mr. Melklejohn made a strong speech and
Ms hearers were not backward In evincing
their appreciation. The speaker opened his
address by referring to the great convention
of over one hundred years ago when the
constitution of the United States was
adopted without political Intervention. Ho
desired his auditors to face the problems of
today as American citizens just as our fore
fathers had. Ho referred to the prophecies
of the opposing party In 1896. They had
urged that the republican party would
pauperlzo labor , strike down the products of
the people and deliver the country Into the
hands of the money power. The promises
of blessings the 16 to 1 fallacy would bring
upon the people arc being repeated today In
this state Just as they were two years ago.
In reference to the promises of the repub
licans , he asked how they had been ful
filled. The pleas of the worklugraen for em
ployment had been followed by the music
of the forge , the factory and farm. The
laborer Is now in demand and the products
of the farm are being consumed. Ho told
how many millions of dollars the exports
exceeded the Imports under republican dom
ination and how McKtnley had called con
gress together fifteen days after taking the
oath of office. That session saw the repeal
of thu Wilson bill and the passage of the
Dlngley measure , which has brought mil
lions' Into the treasury. It was the key that
unlocked the treasure vaults , opened the
ground and ushered In the prosperity which
has filled the banks of Seward and Flllmoro
counties with thousands of dollars.
Drop J.'rec Silver.
Mr. Melklejohn said when the fuslonlsta
opened this campaign they talked free sil
ver. Then they turned to the defalcation of
Bartley. The speaker was sorry Bartley
had proven false to his trust , but every
avocation In life Is tainted by the touch of
fraud and the presence of black sheep. Per
sonally , he was Indignant when he heard
of the treasurer's peculations , but the re
publican party was not responsible. The
speaker said this had not proven a good
campaign argument for ttie opposition , be- '
cs\ise It < wn& found that the populist irtai-
urers in fdiirtoen counties were short over
J200.000. In Gosper county the defaulter
had attempted to conceal his shortages by
the additional crime of arson.
Mr. Mclklejohn referred to the depleted
national treasury when Mr. McKlnley was
elected and pointed to the surplus now.
Ho told of the sale of $262,000,000 bonds un
der Mr. Cleveland's administration and com
pared it to that lately consummated by Mr.
McKlnley , when the American people se
cured the profits.
Speaking of the war , Mr. Melklejohn said
the administration had sought to avoid It.
Once- the declaration was made , however ,
the president proceeded to act with prompt
ness. Volunteers were called for and the
speaker said he was glad to know of the
gallant record made by the Geneva company
In Manila. They were entitled to praise ,
but the thousands of boys who remained in
homo camps ought to receive the same
credit. They had done all that was required
of them. Mr. Melklejohn said the War
department had done Its best to preserve the
lives of all the boys. Clothing had been
purchased , equipment secured and the best
rations the world could provide were sent
to the lads In blue. Nothing had been left
undone and the carping critics who were
constantly finding fault with somebody know
Circulars had been distributed on the
streets In the afternoon , containing the
charge that Dr. Huldekoper was a veter
inarian. Mr. Melklejohn told of the Penn-
sylvanlan's record , how he had been a sur
geon In the national guard for nineteen
years , how ho was highly recommended by
medical authorities and how the nineteen
; national guard regiments of Pennsylvania
. wanted him appointed. The statement
seemed to please his audience greatly , as
they showed their satisfaction by prolonged
. applause. The speaker closed with on ex-
i presalon of hope that love of country would
1 overcome partisanship and that his old
friends would sustain the president In his
past action in placing this country In the
vanguard of nations.
\iiineroiiM I'olltlc-nl ClntliertiiKM Helil
All Over the State.
HAHTINGTON , Neb. , Nov. 3. ( Special. )
Hon. W. F. Norrls , condldate for con
gress from this district , addressed the
voters of Hartlngton and this vicinity In
the court house last evening. Large and
enthusiastic delegations were here from the
neighboring towns and the largo court room
was filled to overflowing. Judge Norrls con-
lined hlmseff entirely to national issueo
and was listened to with close attention
and often greeted with prolonged applause.
He took Issue with his opponent , Judge
Ilohlnson , and quoted from the Madison He-
porter , Hoblnyon'H ofllclal organ , as follows :
"Ono of the great reasons why Judge Rob
inson should bo elected from this congres
sional district Is because he stands opposed
to every act and policy of the present ad
ministration. What better endorsement
could a man have ? " Judge Norrla declared
that he stood with the administration on
every proposition and considered that the
Reporter's declaration was the worst en
dorsement that Robinson could have. This
alone will lose Robinson hundreds of votes
In this district , as the people , Irrespective
of party , are In sympathy with the presi
Judge Norrls was for many years Judge of
this judicial district and his hearty reception
told how highly ho Is esteemed by the people
ple where he Is so well known , H Is con
ceded by the opposition that Cedar county
will roll up for him a good majority at the
ALBION , Nob. , Nov. 3. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Hon. T. L. Matthews , republlcac
candidate for state auditor , addressed the
people of Albion at the opera house lasl
night on the questions of the day. Mr
Matthews la one of the most eloquent speak
ers that have addressed the people here , H <
was clvcn close attention by all present and
ho presented the Issues 6f the day In a clear ,
concise manner. The { people seem to be
awakening to the Importance of the coming
election and unless all signs fall lloouc
county will bo a surprise to the populists
when the return voters counted ou TUPS-
AUBURN , Neb. , Nov. 3. ( Special. ) A
fair sized audlcnco gathered at the now
opera house last evening to listen to W.
D. Oldham of Kcarnoy and State Auditor
Cornell. Their speeches wt-ro lengthy and
a largo number retired during the speak
ing. During the day the following circu
lars were circulated by unknown persons :
Mr. Cornell will tell you this evening why
ho has had so many of his family and rela
tives on the state pay roll. He will explain -
plain to you why they all ride on railroad
passes. He will also tell you why , as a
member of the State Board of Public Lands
and Buildings , he Ignored the mandate of
the supreme court and refused to feed the
children in the Home for the Friendless.
Ho can easily explain , why Kansatt City
butterlno Is good enough for the poor un
fortunates In the state Institutions.
To the first question Mr. Cornell answered
that ho had one nephew ou the pay roll , but
no more , and relative to the second ho said
that ho had a largo number of relatives
but that ho did not know that they all rode
on passes. Replying to the third statement
ho said that as auditor ho promptly obeyed
the mandate of the supreme court In the
matter and as to the b'utterlne question he
said that some butterlnt ) had been bought
for cooking purposes . -while butter was
Considerable indignation ds felt In this
city regarding the nctsjof fusion assessors
In search of campaign' funds. According
to the letter of two little daughters of u
widow woman they WP O assessed 13 per
cent of their wages of | 1G per month nt tl
Asylum for the Blind. \
WYMORE , Nov. 3. The republicans held
an enthusiastic meeting at the opera house
hero last evening , the speakers being Hon.
W. S. Summers of Lincoln and John F.
Taylor , candidate for wperlntendent of pub
lic instruction. Both speeches were full of
good , sound argument , and were Interrupted
by applause throughout * The republicans
here feel safe and this will probably bo the
last meeting held hare for the campaign.
SHELTON , Neb. , Nov. 3. ( Special. )
Hon. W. H. Michael , chief clerk of the State
department at Washington , spoke to nn ap
preciative audience at the opera house last
evening. Ho pointed -out that during the
last two years the country , and especially
Nebraska , has merged from depression In
every line to prosperous" times and that
stock , grain and lands have gained in value
to the extent of 50 per cent under a re
publican national administration. Mr.
Michael is not so much an orator as a splen
did reasoner and his remarks had a goo'd
effect. *
TECUMSEH , Neb. , Nov. ' 3. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The janitor of the building was not
the only man In attendance at W. D. Old-
ham's political meeting at the court house
hero tonight , but there" were not many
others. Mr. Oldham waited and waited
again from a calamity standpoint , but his
effort was wasted on the vacant chairs.
GOTHENBURG , Neb. , ' Nov. 3. ( Special
Telegram. ) A good crowd heard Charles
B. Winter hero this evening on the political
Issues of the day. Last night the populists
tried to hold a meeting , but it was a flat
failure. Republicans will , gain 200 votes In
Dawson county tbls fa ] ! . ;
Date * Arc All Taken anil CnmpnlKii
In ProKfcifiliiK Sntlsfiictnrll- .
LINCOLN , Nov. 3. ( Special. ) E. J. Bur-
< ott , republican candidate for congress from
the First district , has sent the following
reply to James Mnnaban , who asked him to
name dates for Joint debates on the issues
of the campaign :
Dear Sir : Your letter of recent dale , ask-
ng mo to participate in n series of Join *
lebates , IB at hand. In reply permit mo
.o say that I have not a single open date
before election. My meetings are all ad
vertised and halls engaged. Therefore , it
will be impossible for me to accept your
My campaign so far has been very satis
factory to myself and I trust also to others
who are interested In ray election. Mv
meetings have been large and enthusiastic.
A Joint debate would possibly give mo an
opportunity to talk to some fnw fuslonlsts
that will not attend a regular republican
meeting. But I am inclined to the opinion
: hat a man who refuses to attend a public
political meeting , eacept baited there by u
lopullst speaker , would be so unwilling a
listener that little hope remains for his po-
Itlcal redemption. I have preferred also ,
in this campaign , to divide my time with
good republican speakers.
You challenge my position that the hands
of President McKlnley should bo upheld.
Our positions are evidently antagonistic upon
this point. I do not doubt your position
upon this question , nor further do I doubt
that if elected your political association and
party loyalty would carry you even so far
is it did the opposition forces in congress
during the last session , who absolutely re
fused to vote for necessary war measures ,
except they had free silver and greenback
riders attached. So manifest was the po
litical antagonism that It called forth the
following editorial In your national fusion
organ , the Washington Times , of Juno 22
'The ' president stands before the world to
day as one pursuing a patriotic policy in
the teeth of unreasoning democratic opposi
tion. " I do not believe the people are with
you in your attitude toward the administra
tion. The American people are loyal am !
while differing upon some of the Issues ol
the day the majority of them are enthusi
astic in their support of the governmenl
at Washington and so far they are well
satisfied with McKlnley's administration ol
the affairs of our nation. They also believe
that he should bo surrounded with mer
who will not be embarrassed by partj
affiliations which pledge them to hindci
rather than assist in the many importanl
measures arising from the recent war.
You say you "declare congress to bo r
co-ordinate. Integral branch of government. '
As the constitution of the United States de
clared this ono hundred years ago , It wouli
bn unnecessary for us to debate this qucs.
tlon or any other part of the constitutor
of the United States.
In reference to the Gage bill ( which seem )
to have been entirely overlooked by you Ii
the hustle of this campaign until Georgi
Fred Williams of Boston called nttentlor
to It u few days ago ) , I would suggest thn
after the monetary campaign of 1896 It li
not strange that many congressmen foum
and Introduced finance bills In accordanci
with their ldc < is , but it is a little rldlculoii' '
that you should choose from this great nutn
her of bills one particular bill , demand j
joint debate upon It and then demand tha
I take tbo affirmative. I may desire ti
draft , Introduce and support a bill of m ;
own upon this question , If the people de
cide that I represent them as the next con
gressman from the First district. Nobod ;
ever asked me to champion that bill and
llnd nothing in the republican platforn
upon which 1 stand requiring me to sup
port this or any other particular bill.
am a republican and am pledged to the pee
pie by republican platforms and repuhllcai
traditions to protect the people's Interest !
of this district. If elected I shall give ti
every question that arises due time am
attention and determine ray vote only aftc
mature deliberation. Now is It not bette
that the people know that this bill Is belni
held up as a. great ghost by your speaker
and press , just as they cried two years agi
that If the republican candidates wen
elected they would take nwny all the rllve :
money ,
Again , I suggest tint I am advocutlni
dally the principles of the- republican part ;
as announced and set forth In Its platforn
and prefer to continue to do so rather thai
to spend my time In discussing what yoi
mtv choose to say these principles are ,
Oarl Schurz Shows flow Dearly Wo Shall Pay
for Commercial Greatness ,
AiMinlfllllnn of XIMV Trrrllory MeiuiN
I'nllmlteil OpporttinltleN for Cor-
riiiitlou nnil Many More. Tniu-
inaiijN He SIIJN.
NEW YOUK , Nov. S.-'A muss meeting
was helil In Chlckcrlng hall tonight In thu
Interest of the independent state ticket of
the Citizens' union. State Issues were ills-
cussed. The principal speaker was Carl
Schurz , who took occasion to forcibly pre
sent his views on territorial expansion.
Mr. Schurz entered upon a dlsciibsluu of
territorial expansion , saying that , whilu the
campaign In this state should have been
waged on state Issues , Colonel llooscvelt hnd
forced the annexation Issue by declaring
that his election would bo nn endorsement of
the policy of keeping all the conquered ter
ritory. Ho Bald :
The adoption of that policy would be fatal
to the republic morally. Congress , In order
to satisfy the consciences of our people mid
to propitiate the opinion of mankind for our
war with Spain , tleelared solemnly that It
was to bo a war In behalf of oppressed Cuba ,
a war of humanity and liberation , anil not
of conquest or aggrandizement. President
McKlnley had already declared In u manner
equally solemn that "annexation by force
is not to bu thought of , because , according
to our code of morals. It would bo criminal
aggression. "
Our first duty is to keep our word to do
honestly that which we promised , to pre
serve the character of our Spanish war as
a war of humanity and not of aggrandize
ment , to abstain from that "criminal ag
gression" which has been denounced by
President McKlnlov himself , and thus to
maintain our national honor. The annexa
tion policy will bring Into our political sys
tem millions of Spaniards , creolcs , negroes ,
Malays , Chinese , Japanese. Filipinos , Tagals
and tir. ! ' savage 'tribes whose names we have
yet to learn , and thus thrust upon us race
problems which , compared with those we
already have on our hands , signify much.
Will Crciitc XIMV Tamilian } .
How can It bo doubted that the annexation
policy will bo certain to bring upon us a
Hood of corruption such as we have never
seen. We denounce the iniquities of Tarn
many and justly so. Adopt your annexation
policy and you will have American Tam-
manys ten times worse scattered by the
score over two hemispheres.
Start on your policy of Imperialism and
who will deny that the peace of the country
will be In constant peril ? Do not we hear
It said every day now , with horrible cynicism ,
that after having thrashed the Spaniards nt
Manila , we shall have to thrash the Insur
gent Filipinos If they refuse to do our will ?
Have you considered what that means ?
After having pretended to make a war for
the sake of humanity. In aid of those who
fought against Spanish despotism , wo are
told that wo mav have to shoot down the
very men who have fought for their liberty ,
because they may want to be Independent
and wo want to rule them. Can you Imagine
a fouler blot of shame upon 'the escutcheon
of this republic a republic originally
founded on the principle that government
derives UB J"st powers from the consent o
the govevnedZ.- . * 3-.T'
' - . , JrIt.UacuUiifSlne -w urtf to'ocKWi
youth of the American people to fight In'lhb
Lroplcs , whence they return wasted -wrecks
In health and spirits , If they return nt all.
For this we am to throw away the greatest
glory of this republic which consisted In the
Tact that It lived and prospered and grew
rich and powerful and secure , not by war ,
not by building up great armies and navies ,
but by not needing any.
But I am told that we must have new-
markets for our products. Cannot we get the
market of those countries unless we annex
them ?
Terrlhle 1'rluc of Commercial Onlii.
tlut now , I am asked , do wo owe no duty
to tbe peoples we have liberated from the
Spanish yoke ? Well , whatever responsibil
ities may have been put upon us by the de
struction of the Spanish Meets and by the
capture of Santiago and Manila , wilt any
sane person seriously maintain that the duty
the republic owes to the people of the Span
ish colonies Is paramount to the duties It
owes to Its own 75,000,000 pcoplo and to the
untold millions that will occupy this , land
of the future ?
Must wo In order to do our duty to the
Creoles and the Tagals break our solemn
pledge that this was to be a war of human
ity and not of self-aggrandizement ? Must
wo destroy our moral credit among the na
tions of the earth' . ' Must wo commit crim
inal aggression ? Must we attempt to rule
subject populations by arbitrary government
which democracy , llko ours , can never do
without abandoning Us fundamental prin
ciples and rushing Into immeasurable corrup
tion ?
Must wo thus break down the great trial of
general government of by and for the people
ple ? Must we bring upon UB the constant
danger of war often war or nothing and
burden our people with a measurclessly
growing load of armaments ? Must wo con
tinue to send the sons of the republic to the
tropics to bo ruined or gllled by tropical
disease ? Must we pay such a terrible price
for commercial facilities which through
diplomacy might be secured for nothing ?
If .lurlNilli'tlon IN ANNiimeil lit the
Knot There IK XH Stopping I'lncc
Sliort < > t the. I'JilllplilnrM.
MONTPELIER , Vt. , Nov. S. United
? tate3 Senator Redfleld Vrostor. who ar
rived hero yesterday after a trip abroad ,
this afternoon addressed the joint assem
bly of the l.ouse and senate which last
month re-elected him. Seaator Procter's
address was confined to an outline of the
foreign situation. Ho said.
"The future policy of this country Is the
greatest question before our people. Hawaii
and Porto Hlco have been added to the na
tion's dominion and wo have become spon
sors for the good government of Cuba. We
must assume some responsibility In the far
east , whether It bo greater or less. In my
opinion the responsibilities In the far east
are bound to be ureator. Many wise aivl
patriotic men In the country believe we
should retain no territory or control any
part of the Philippines beyond a coaling sta
tion or possibly a single Island. I recognize
the cogency of their argument , but have
fulled to see clearly any practical way ol
carrying out their views. If any jurisdic
tion Is assumed In the cast there Is no log
ical stopping place short of the whole ol
the Philippines. To establish a divided sov
ereignty would Invite trouble. Since thai
May morning when the Spanish fleet was de
stroyed It has seemed to me practically set
tled that Spain must surrender her entire
control of the Philippines. You will par
don mo If I have spoken too plainly , but II
seemed to mo that a frank statement of what
I believe would bo the Inevitable outcome
was not Improper at this time. "
AVImllnu ; li | n ClileiiKn Hunk ,
CHICAGO , Nov. 3. The Dank of Com.
merce , a stata bank with $500,000 capita
and $1,000,000 deposits , has voted to go lnt <
voluntary liquidation , Its deposit * uud at
equal amount of Its hills receivable will tx
takrn over by tlie I'nlon National bank
The affairs of the Dank of Commerce wll
be wound up by Its directors and the pro.
ceeds paid to IU stockholders.
Forecast for Nebraska
Cloudy , Followed by Hnln ; Colder.
YoHlrrdny'n Temperntnre nt Oninlini
Hour. DOR. Hour ,
TrmiNportVhlfli WIIN Hrporteil
AVreoUeil StviiniM Into llnvnnii
llnrlinr lit ( Joint Conilltlon.
HAVANA , Nov. 3. The transport Panama ,
from Santiago , fears for whoso safety had
been entertained , arrived here this morning
at 0 a .m. , and landed seven American pas
sengers , Including some military officers. It
left Havana at about 10 a. m. , Its destination
being New York. It fs thought the Panama
has about 400 sick men on board.
The Panama remained only long enough
In port to land passengers and proceeded on
the trip north within an hour of reaching
The party landed includes Congressman
John F. Dalzell. J. F. Slagle , E. M. Gross ,
J. R. Savage , Jr. , C. F. Burgsman , ex-Con
gressman George F. Huff and W. L. Howes.
They have Just visited Ponce , San Juan do
Porto Rico and Santiago do Cuba. The Pan
ama acted upon the orders of General Wood
In landing the American officers here. Th6y
expected to take the next Tampa boat on
their way to Washington , but owing to
quarantine regulations will have to stay
until November IS , The Panama did not
encounter any bad weather.
\avy Department Filially Cont-lnilei
Xot to I'liilertakc Any Further
WASHINGTON , Nov. 3. Secretary Long
said this afternoon that the government
would take no further steps to raise the
rest of the Spanish war ships destroyed by
Admiral Schley's fleet off the coast of
Santiago , but that the department would re
ceive propositions to that end from any
private firm that cared to undertake the
He added that this determination was
based upon the report of the Board of Con
struction , which recently had a consultation
on ths subject with Naval Constructor Hobson -
son , who was personally supervising the
wrecking operations. The existing contract
with the Merrltt-Chapman company will bo
abrogated and operations entirely suspended
on the Colon and other vessels pending thn
consideration of propositions from private
firms to do the work Independent of the
government. It Is understood that there
are two companies willing to undertake the
work at their own risk ; one a Swedish com
pany und the other a company on the Pa
cific coast.
1" > o ; < r A'ow In , U In Army rVnt f/liHi-il
rfrVor "iVn.ty'Cotiiitrifcft-Tf " * '
' " ' ivlth the Cook * .
SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 3. Captain Lee
Llnn , chief commissary of the army In the
Philippines , who arrived here on the Peru ,
: s on his way to Washington with official
reports. His home Is In Wabash , Ind. , and
ho will stop there before returning to Ma-
nlla. Ho said In an Interview :
"It Is probable that In the future the
government will have two kinds of rations ,
ono for troops In the temperate zone and an
other for soldiers In the tropics. I suppose
that more moat with practically no fat will
bo provided for men In the Philippines. I
saw a message of complaint filed by the Col
orado regiment. The fault Is not with tht
government or the commissary , It Is with
iho company cooks and the company officers ,
There is never any complaint from the reg
ulars. They know how to husband their
rations. They oven save sufficient to cre
ate qulto a company surplus fund. "
Colonel riratt Attribute ! * Their III-
newN to Inillne.retlon In KiltIng -
Ing ; nnil Drinking.
SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 3. Colonel John
P. Bratt of the First Nebraska regiment ,
who has been honorably discharged on ac
count of illness , will leave this evening foi
his home In Bennett , Neb. He says thai
15 per cent of the Nebraska troops In Ma
nila are s'ck. ' Many of them are 111 with
dysentery because of their Indiscretion In
drinking the vile soda pop and eating hall
rottmi bananas that the natives sell ou the
CoiiiinlNMluiiH for Colored Soldier * ,
WASHINGTON , Nov. 3. The followlnc
named officers , recently appointed , have
been ordered to Santiago de Cuba and tc
report to the commanding officer , Nlntl
regiment , United States volunteer Infantry
for assignment to duty : First Lieutenant !
Alexander Richardson , Edward Williams
William Wllkes ; Second Lieutenants Rob.
crt G. Woods , Jacob C. Smith and John W
Brown. They are all colored and won
formerly attached to the Twenty-fourth In.
fantry or Ninth and Tenth cavalry. The ;
were promoted on account of dlstingulshec
personal gallantry In the field at El Canej
and San Juan.
Chicago MiiNlelnn'M Infatuation Iend
Him to Attempt Murder nnil
Then KIIU IllniHelf.
CHICAGO , Nov. 3. Carl Docile , a rau
slclan , ehot Mrs. Bertha Rledel this after ,
noon because Hhe refused to leave her hua. .
band and elope with him. Ho then she
himself through the head , Inflicting a fata
wound. Docile has been Infatuated with tin
woman for a long time and when today shi
refused once more to run away with him
ho drew a revolver and began to shoot. Mr *
Rlcdcl was wounded In tbe i < le , but wll
probably recover.
ttm-H to the t'hlnii Station.
BOSTON. Nov. 3. The gunboat Helena
Commander Swinburne , left the navy yan
today for the China elation by way of th
Suez canal.
.Movement * of Ocean VemtelM , Nov. , ' !
At Now York Sailed Weimar , for Bre
men. At rived Lahn from Bremen ; Kulse
Wllhelm II. , from Mediterranean ports ,
At Queenstown Sailed Catalonia , fo
Boblon ; Majestic , for New York.
At Genoa Sailed Allcr , for New York.
At Philadelphia Arrived Italia , fron
At Baltimore Arrived Munchcn , fron
Bremen ,
At Hamburg Ariivcil Phoenicia , fror
New York.
At Southampton Arrived Paris , frui
New York.
At Naples Arrived Werra , from tiv\
Emperor Francis Joseph of Auitria to Take
Another Wife ,
His Majesty Waking for Time of Official
Mourning to Expire ,
Prospective Hasty Marriage Prompted by
State Reasons ,
Woman Who Will In All VrnhnhllKy
llconnie Unipreftfi In Snlil to He
Attractive anil i\ceeilli sly
( Copyright , 1S9S , by Precs Publishing Co , )
PARIS , Nov. 3. ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) Direct from
Austrian court circles comes the sensational
announcement that the Austrian emperor ,
Francis Joseph , contemplates a second mai-
rlago an soon as the time of official court
mourning has expired ,
The archduchess , Marie Thorese. daugh
ter of Don Mlguer , Is said to find most
favor In his majesty's eyes and stands tliu
best chauco of mounting the Austrian
throne ,
The prospective hasty marriage Is the re-
sulo of a desire for a direct heir to the
Austrian throne and all friends of the em
peror are urging him to take the contem
plated stop. In fact , the future union and
peace of the country depends upon the KUC-
cescor of Francis Joseph , who himself has
had all ho could do to handle the rebellion ) ,
provinces. Th'o future empress Is attractive-
and exceedingly ambitious.
French Ollleer Offer * nn Alllnnec
llefore the l-'lKlit Taken Place
nt Onuliiriiinn.
( Copyright , 1SDS , by Pres > s Publishing Co.l
LONDON , Nov. 3. ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) The Chronlclo
publishes the startling statement that before
the battle of Oindurman , Marchand addressed
a communication to the khalifa , Inviting him
to hoist the French flag and thereby pre
vent the attack by becoming an ally of
France. Marchand'a letter and the khalifa's
reply fell Into the hands of the sirdar's
The Dally Mall's Cairo correspondent In
terviewed Marchand ou his arrival ut Cairo.
Marchand la a man about 35 years of age ,
of middle height , wiry frame , wears his hair
cut close , a black moustache , a short beard ,
and of manly and modest bearing. Ho ex
pressed the greatest admiration the Brit-
'ISu officer'li Ihn jycjan .and added ;
'and ( Jllf itf VIi'tCiV iaiu healthy-anil-Mums , ,
once havlns'gol over , lhe fovefof the court-
try. I. have met with savage tribes , U U
true , but these are now my friends. Sly
only trouble la that there are no more 'routes '
to conquer. " '
Or < lern for the Sailing of thu HrttUh
l > 'lnKNlilp IinperleiiNC from KNifiil-
niiiiiU Countermanded.
VICTORIA , B. C. , Nov. 3. Orders have
been received by the Navy department coun
termanding the immediate sailing of the
British flagship Imperleusc. U will remain
In port until further Instructions. One hun
dred and fifty men arrived hero tonight , the
new crew of tbo sloop of wai Icarus.
Mny Complicate Mattcm HHweeii
France , HiiMnla mill AhyHKlnln.
LONDON , Nov. 3 , The Rome corre
spondent of tha Dally Mall says ;
"Tho government has received news from
Massowah , In the Red sea , that a thousand
Dnnaklls , members of a tribe under Italian
protection , recently attacked a caravan near
Jibuti ! , cm the west coast of the gulf of
Aden , belonging to the Abyssinian envoys
who were returning from Paris to the court
of the emperor , Menellk. of Abyssinia , with
( M. Lagarde , the representative of the French
government , and the late governor of Obok.
"The DanakllB , who occupy the territory.
between Obok and the mountains of Abys
sinia , killed four French soldiers and seized
two hundred camels , four thousand rifles , a
largo quantity of ammunition and valuable
gifts Intended for the Negus. It Is feared
that tbo result will bo complications with
France , Russia ( ind Abyssinia. "
Governor fit.-nt-nil of Camill
LONDON , Nov. 3. Among the distin
guished people who bid farewell today to the
carl and countess of Mlnto , who left Lon
don to embark at Llverpoor on board the
Bcotflman , bound for Montreal , wrro Henry
White , secretary of thn United Slates em
bassy , and Mrs. White , Lord Strathcona
and Mount Royal of Glencoc , the high com
missioner of Canada , and Lady Randolph
Churchill. The earl of Mlnto Is on his way
to Canada to assume the dnUrn of governor
general In succession to the carl of Aber
I'rotcNl AKnliiNt HeHirlftlon * .
BERLIN , Nov. 3. The Hamburg-Amer
ican and the North German Lloyd Steamship
companies have protested to the German
foreign ofllrc against the now American ap
plication of the restrictions Imposed on
stcerago passengers passing through Vienna ,
due to the outbreak of'bubonic plague there ,
which restrictions , the companies claim , are
now extended to cabin passengers. They
complain that the restrictions In question
are unfair , especially as they do not apply
to Intending passengers wlio arc American
Tope IN III.
LONDON , Nov. 3. A special dispatch
from Rome says the popa Is III , and that his
physician , Dr. Lapponl , has been summoned.
IlrltlNli rioverniiu-nt C'lonen Contract
for Sixty C'arloiiilH of Dlxtllleil
SplrltH at ChlciiKo.
CHICAGO , Nov. 3. The British govern
ment ban closed n contract hi'ie tor tbe Im
mediate delivery of 125,000 gallons of din-
tilled spirits at Montreal , An In.licnt'im '
watt alao given that about ISO.iiOO iX-teas
would In all likelihood be ordered within
about ten days , This order of 125,000 gape | |
amount * to nearly 3,000 barrels and will rr-
qulro over sixty cars for its transportation
Into Canada , The use of the dUtllled spirits
} thus ordered will be In the manufacture of
. ' binokclcis powder of which distilled iplrlU
'ato ' ouc of the chief Ingredient * .