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New York Volunteer Claims
Germany Secured Infof
GIVES NAMES OF CHIEF INFORMERS
Ona of the Men Held Poiition of United
States Vice Oonsul.
USED CONSULAR LETTERHEADS AND SEALS
Safeguard in Transmitting Documents from
Franco to Germany.
ESTERHAZY AIDS GF.TTING DRAWINGS
Ijniperur AVIIllnui Dili Not Hiive Direct
DculliiKft with Thone Who Did
lltu Work , Hut ICnrvr It
WIIB HcliiK Done.
ATLANTA , Ga. . Sept. i. The man who
olalms to know how the French war aocrots ;
reached Germany and the names ot thoeo
Instrumental iu their transfer from Franco
was oen today by the Atlanta representa
tive of the Associated Press. All the matter
given In the Jewish sentiment story sent !
out in tlurjo dispatches Thursday night was
go no over and substantiated as far as pos- I :
lilblo and muoh Information tending to am \
plify and cluoWatu statntncuts therein was
obtained. The additional and hlehly Inter
esting information was elicited that the let
terheads and consular seals of the United
States consulate wore used as a safeguard j
In transmitting the War ofllco documents
from that coaiitry to Germany and also that
one of the chief actors In the underground
merchandise system going on held the
position of United States vice consul In a
little Gorman city.
The Informant elves his name an Charles
B. Uonthelm and his discharge papers , which
nre regular and duly signed , show that he !
wca a private In Company M , Two-hundred
/ uO. Qooond New York volunteers , during
the war with Spain.
He was , ho says , not at company drill over
ton times , bui was put In the commissary
department and later transferred to division
headquarters , whore he became brigade
clerk. Ho accompanied the Two-
f hundred and Stxiond Now York
to Cuba , and in addition to duty as brigade
! clerk1 , was called upon to perform the dutk * ?
; cij jtonoerapher at the courtmartlal held \
from time to time at Plnar del Klo , where
the Now Yorli regiment was stationed.
The paper to the adjutant general's office
In Woshlnjrton Is signed by William E.
Horton , assistant adjutant general , and
came from General William C. Gates , bri
gade commander. The stamps of different
railway companies from which he obtained
half-rate transportation on his discharge
papers is plain. He Is an artist and this Is
" i the vocation trlvon In his discharge papers.
Since ho left the icrvlco oJ the United
States ho * has been travellns over the
south and ts at present on his way from
Montgomery to Washlncton , where he says
.f he will visit the sculptor Trentanove. ,
Bcnthelra sayij ho has no Interest in the
matter and wished no notoriety. His name j
was clvon only at the last mlnuto and then !
only under pressure. Ills story was not told
with that evenness denoting rehearsal , and
his conversation shows that ho is fully
acquainted with the cities of Germany and
the French capital. Ho says that although
ho haa known these things for a long time
ho has not nmdo known the information of
which he Is possessed. This Is the story :
Horn In Deliver.
"I was born In Denver , Colo. , and am 36 i
years old. When qultd young I was sent '
to Paris to bo educated. I went to several ! I ,
countries on the continent pursuing my j
studies , and finally to Germany. Here I was '
employed about four hours each day as a
translator of documents and as mop engraver
by the document , and was In the head
quarters of the general staff at Konlggrat-
zcrstrasse , Berlin. During my service them
1 I several times translated papers bearing In- j i
1R formation concerning French fortifications , I I
R arsenals , warships and land plans , and know V .
all thono concerned in the purchase of this
Information. The obtaining or intelligence
regarding the French army nnd navy was op
erated by the secret service department of
the imperial ministry of marine. This bu
reau was at one time under the control of
Prince BIsmacrk nnd Herr von Moltke. The
Germans In Paris were always on the alert
for Information. When a document was ob
tained from the office of the minister of ma
rine or the War department In Paris It was
taken to Prince Hcnrlcch Hans Pless , tl-o
Gorman representative In Parln. Through
him It went to the house of one of his sweethearts -
hearts , wbero a copy was made. A few hours
later the original paper was back at the
ofllco from whence It came. The next move
was to got these papers to Berlin. Ilerr
Franz , a toymaker at Sonnoborg , Germany ,
nldod In this. Ho would send dolls to Paris
to bo dressed. In tbo body of these llttlu
playthings these copies of drawings and de-
ecrlptlve notes were securely sewed and
started on their Journey to the fatherland.
"From Paris they were sent by post to
Helm rook , a village in England. Here an
other agent was located. He was Herr Lln-
dau , at that time a partner In some mining
operations being carried on there. Llndau
performed his duty by remalllng th doll
messengers to Herr Franz at Sonneberg ,
and enc there they were safe. From Sonne-
berg they were brought to the great head
quarters by Herr Franz. Once , I recollect ,
a document of this nature was brought In
by the burgomaster of Lelpslc , whose name
I cannot recall. Herr Alvln Florscbuetz , a
bank director of Sonueborg , was also In tbo
scheme , "
"About this tlmo , by the way , " said Mr.
Bontholm , "Herr Florechuetz waa recom
mended by the Gorman government to the
United States as consul for this country at
Sonnoberg. He was accepted and Inter on ,
being allowed money for elork , hlro , put
Ills wlfo , Llna , In that position , giving her
name on the reports na L , Florschuetz , All
this tlmo the traffic In 'war office mer
chandise , ' an It was known , was going on
Herr FlorschuuU waa vice consul of the
United States. "
"Was the doll plan the only one adopted
ns a means of communication between the
two countries ? "
lined Conmilnr Knvelope * ,
"Oh , no ! " replied Mr , Betithelm , "sev
eral tlmeti I received documents ot this
It tint in the regular United Statcu conaular
envelope. I remember It distinctly. It
was a large , white envelope , with the usual
'Official DuHlnesa Only , ' and something
' about a penalty on U and eealed on the
back with u white paper seal about tha
elzo of half a dollar and hod a serrated
border to It. The eagle was the centel
Jlguro and above It , Iu a semi-circle , were
the word * . 'United States consulate , '
"On the other half of the circle and
below the eagle was the word 'Sonneberg. '
There wai of course considerable corre
spondence going on between those tow ro-
carding tbo war traffic and this waa al-
ways done on tha letterheads bearing the
nno-llno inscription , 'United States Consulate
sulate , Sonnoberg. '
"Nearly all the descriptions of war ves
sels , new Inventions , armor plate , under
ground mines , fortifications , etc. , were on
erhcids bearing tbo inscription , "Min-
la Marino , Parla , " or "Mlnlstro
\iorre , Paris. " Whenever Frlgnto
Slgl. who woa In charge ot this
Berlin , went out on a scouting
himself bo carried a supply of
United States stationery nnd I have seen
Information of this kind from the French
War ofllco come into the ataff headquar
ters In an envelope bearing the consular
seal of the United States government. This ,
you will know , was a safeguard , as no-
oody would open a letter with thla seal
on It. Florechuetz , however , did more trav
eling from Germany Into Franco than
cither Slgl or Franz anl he always had
some of this paper In his satchel. Ho
would not go Into Franco direct , as that
would bring upon him too close scrutiny
at tbo frontier. Ho would go first to Bre
men and from there to Southampton. Hero
ho would board a steamer , cither from
Cherbourg or Toulon , and land without any
" 1 will tell you how Florschuetz got the
plans , of the new submarine boat. Goubct ,
while it was being built at Toulon. This
Florachuetz told mo himself at a theater In
Berlin u week or two after ho returned
from the expedition. Ho landed at Toulon
and went to a hotel. Here ho sent a note to
Mmo. Jans&en , telling what ho wanted
nnd then preceded to Monte Carlo for a day
or two at the tables. It was arranged , ot
course , If there were any trouble over the j
work , word would be sent to him. Mme. j
Janssen Is thu wlfo of a naval officer and i
bad the entree to the arsenal at Toulon. Slif <
secured all the Information desired and It
was handsd to Herr Florsohuct on his re
turn * o Toulon In less than one week. In
formation regarding the construction of the
war vessel Qymnote , at that tlmo building j
at Cherbourg was obtained In the same I
manner. j l
KNterhnxy Aided ( eriiinny.
"I will clto another case to show how I
easily anything that Germany wanted could j
bo obtained. A sergeant In the naval arsenal j
at TOulon , Thomas by name , at the request ,
of ono of the five or six women skirmishing I '
around there at that time , purloined a draw- j I
Ing which save clearly the Innldo of the I
fortresses with the location of the submarine !
minus In the harbor. This Information I !
know wont to Eaterhazy , but It took a half- !
dozen women to cot it to him. This drawing - 1
ing was copied at the homo of ono of Prince
Pless' sweethearts In Parts nnd the original 1
drawing returned two days later to Toulon , i
Thomas was found out In this matter , however - I
ever , nnc is now In prison. The espionage I
system was such that Germany was advised I
of the meetlnK of all boards connected with I
any arsona ! or fortification. j i 1
"For Instance , If a new gun were to bo
tried , a German acent would be loitering ;
near the tastlne place , nnd I remember on
ono occasion when au experience of this kind
was concluded a roush sketch of the i j i
results was handed the German agent before - '
fore the officers left the crounds. This was i I
sent post haste to Germany. Often a report' ; '
of the test of a new Invention would be in ;
Germany before It reached the War ofllco i
In Paris. This caused many lauchs at the i
staff headquarters In Berlin. During all ;
this time I never heard of Captain Dreyfus i
and did not know there was such a person i
until I beard of hls arrest. "
. Mr. Benthelm waa asked who handled the
money for the maintenance of this Informa-
tlon bureau. His reply was : "Captain Slgl
handled all money for this merchaudlsB , as
It was termed , to Herr Klorgchuetz. Emperor - j
peror William , did not , of course , have any
direct dealings with those who did the work , \
but knew where tha money was sent. The
money , as I have Bald , was paid from the
secret service fund of the ministry ot ma
rine , and I can now recollect that flG.OOO , or !
Its equivalent In German money , passed into '
the hands ot Florschuetz and I-Vanz and some '
money was paid them personally In the War
office In Berlin. This money went Into the j I
hands of the 'workers' through a postoffice
In the American quarter of Paris. Every six
months remittances are made to the Bar-
onesa do Delden , through the Credit Lyon-
naiso In Parla. The bank Is entirely in
nocent of the purpose for which the money .
Is used and the record will corroborate this j
statement. Baroness do Delden was the I
sweetheart of Prince Hanry Pless , but later j
transferred her affections to Estorhazy. She
Is the 'veiled Indy' of the Rennca court/-
( iiinrreled irlth the Emperor.
Mr. Benthelm was questioned as to his
reason for leaving Germany and bin reply |
was to the effect that a quarrel with the i
emperor over another iiiav.er caused It , He j I
l was arrested and placed l-i the fortress at j i
Potsdam. "At that time , " ho continued , "I
did not have my passports un my person , but
sent word to Mr. Chapman Goldman , then
secretary of tha embassy at Berlin , who
i came quickly to my assistance and , It be-
I Ing proven that I was an American citizen ,
I I was released and soon after left the couu-
] ' try. Mr. Coleman will confirm what I have
said. " '
Mr. Bentbelm eald he arrived In Now York
from Berlin late In April , 1898. There was
plenty of war talk then and he enlisted on
August 5 of that year In the Two Hundred
and Second Now York.
! "While at Camp Meade , " ho went on , "I
. was transferred to the quartermaster's de
' partment and later made brigade clerk. I
was discharged at Washington barracks
January 27 of this year , and received my
money the day following. I was the only
man of the Two Hundred nnd Second New
York discharged In Washington. At this
time the regiment was in Cuba. . Brigadier
General Oates , In whoso headquarters I waa
clerk , recommended my muster-out at my
request and Adjutant General Horton , who
is now In the commissary department of tha
War office In Washington , signed In Cuba the
papers which secured for me my honorable
discharge. The papers were finally algned by
Colonel F. U Guenther , who was at that
' time at Fort Meyer. "
Mr. Bentholm was told that from the fact
that his story Is told at thin tlmo with so
much startling Information would cause con
siderable doubt as to lla authenticity , but to
this bo said : "I will go with you before a
notary public and swear that everything I
have told you Is the truth ; or I will swear
In a elmllar way to any United States officer
or member of the Gorman embassy. The
story is absolutely true , and you are at lib
erty to communicate with any of the per
sona I have mentioned In an effort at cor
PROCEEDINGS OF THE TRIAL
Sprlir of the Iloynl Home of Srrvln 1
( ilvei * III" Tentlmniiy AK l t i
llreyfiiK , I j
RBNNES , Sept. 4. The fifth week of the i
eecond trial by court-martial of Captain ,
Alfred Dreyfus of tbo artillery , charged |
with treason In communicating eecret i '
papers to a foreign government , began to
day , with the largest attendance yet seen
in the Lyceo , '
The cession opened very Interestingly '
with the appearance of the witness , M. i
Cernuscht. Ho was dressed in a brown
lounglnn suit. His features are unpro- '
( Continued on Second Page. ) ,
M'lllNLEY ' AT ENCAMPMENT
Presidential Party Greeted by an Enthusi-
astio Throng of People.
LIVELY CAMPAIGN FOR COMMANDER
One of llic I'lorcpnt Content * Tlmt ( i ,
A. II. Hun KiiRimcil III for n
Time Colonel Slunv
In the l.cnil.
PHILADELPHIA , Sept. 4. President Mc-
Klnloy and his party arrived hero at 9
o'clock tonight after a four-bourn * run from
Washington. The president was accom
panied by Secretary Hoot , Secretary Wilson ,
Prof. Schurman , J. Addlson Porter , the
president's private secretary , and Assistant
I Mrs. McKlnlcy wag not with the party.
i Assistant Secretary Cortolyou says her
health Is very much Improved , but she re
mained at home on the advlco of her physi
The presidential party was met nt the
Pennsylvania railroad station by Mayor
j ' Ashbrldge , General Louis Wagner , chair
man of the executive committee , and a nura-
her of other city olllclals.
The station was thronged and n cordon of
! 1 policemen was necessary to keep the crowds
back as the distinguished visitors made
their way from the train to the carriages
i In waiting.
President McKinley walked with uncovered -
ered head from the train shed to the street
and was cheered to the echo. Ho acknowl
edged the reception with many smiles. The
party was driven rapidly to the Hotel Wal
ton and the president retired Immediately
to his private sitting room.
At 10 o'clock members of the United Ger
man Singing societies with a band arrived
at the hotel and serenaded the president.
They sane three German selections and
finished with "The Star Spangled Banner. "
In which the multitude Joined. During the
rendition of the songa President McKlnley
sat on the window ledge and at the conclu-
slon of each led the applause. There were
loud erics for a speech , but the president
merely bowed and waved his while fedora
The president retired about 11 o'clock.
Tomorrow morning at 8:45 : o'clock he will
receive Admiral Sampson and the captains
of the fleet. Later he will ride over the
route of the Grand Army parade to the re-
viewing stand on the city hall plaza. After
the parade he will be entertained at lunch at
the city hall.
The Grand Army will be ofllclally wol-
corned tomorrow night at the Academy of
Muelc by Governor Stone and Mayor Ash-
bridge. The president will attend and will
be the guest of honor at a banquet tendered
by Meade post of this city , Lafayette post ot
New York and KIngsley post of Boston. Ho
will leave for Washington at 11:30 : tomorrow
The parade of the National Association of
Naval Veterans this afternoon aroused the
greatest enthusiasm. The first division was
compcsed of the United States Naval Brigade ,
Captain T. J. Jewell , brigade commander ,
including marines and seamen ot the United
States ships New York , Indiana , Texas ,
Brooklyn , Massachusetts , Nashville and De
troit , and the marines and seamen of the
League Island navy yard.
In the second division were the officers and
men of the United States revenue cutter
The third division was composed of car
riages containing the officers of the war
ships anchored In the Delaware river. Rear
Admiral Sampson and Captain Chadwlck ,
chief of staff , were In the first carriage.
The fourth division was composed of the
National Association of Naval Veterans , U.
S. A. , J. r. U. Foss , R. A. , commanding :
uuiuuHi tvuiicim E , . i aracuiurie , cmci or
In the fifth division were the Independent
organizations of naval veterans.
The campaign for commander-In-chief Is
waging warmly. It Is one of the fiercest
contests that the G. A. R. has been en
gaged in for a long time. There are three
candidates In the field : Acting Coramaniler-
in-Chief W. C. Johnson of Cincinnati , Com-
rade Leo Rassleur of St. Louis , and Colonel
Albert D. Shaw of Watertown , N. Y. The
friends of each ot the candidates claim that
their favorite is already a winner.
A careful canvass among the different de
partments , however. Indicates that Colonel
Shaw has a little the better of the con
test. In an Interview tonight he Bald that
he was absolutely sure ot victory , and said
that the fight was all over. Neither Colonel
Johnson nor Comrade Rassleur would speak
directly about the contest , but their lieu
tenants express the greatest confidence In
the outcome of the struggle.
While the delegations from Ohio , Missouri
and New York are battling for supremacy ,
the delegation from Illinois Is putting up a
great fight for the privilege of entertaining
the Grand Army at Chicago next year.
Every veteran of the Department of
Illinois now In the city Is decorated with
a large yellow ribbon on which Is Inscribed
In big black letters , "Chicago , 1900. " j
SAYS WAR WILL CLOSE JAN. 1
Senator Carter DlficiiHMen ( lie Philip
pine. Quentloii Aloiiff IliiNl-
WASHINGTON , Sept. 4. Senator Carter
of Montana , in an Interview with a Post re
porter today , said that In his opinion the
war In the Philippines would be ended by
January 1. Then he said would come the
question ot the future disposition of the
Islands. The republican party ho believed
would settle this question by insisting that
the retention of the Philippines was a mat
ter of business profit.
"This , " added the senator , "Is a practical
age. We are going to deal with this ques
tion on the basis of dollars and cents. If the
American people believe that the Philippines
are going to help us they will never let the
Islands go. If , on the other band , they Una
that the Philippines are a ronstant drain and
a small return you will find the verdict of
the people to be against'permanent retention.
Neither religion nor sentiment will have
much Influence In determining the verdict.
The great question will be. Will it pay ? If
wo can show the country that It will I think
the American flag will never came down from
the Philippines. " ,
"What sort of government should be de-1 '
vised ? " I
"Three suggestions will undoubtedly he
made. The first will be to abandon the Inlands
entirely to the natives. I do not believe this
will meet the approval of the American peo.
"The second will be to seize the islands In
a firm grasp , assuring the people that wa
mean to give them a better government than
they could enjoy under any other flag or
could create for themselves , but that we ara
the masters p.nd propose to remain BO.
"Then the third proposition will be to
throw a loose string around the people ,
holding their seaports and custom houses
with our navy , but allowing them absolute
freedom In their Internal affaire. This freedom -
dom In my judgment would soon become
anarchy and we would have to rule anyway ,
BO I should say that the second proposition
Is the one that ought to ho adopted. The
firmer wo are In our administration the more
respect will those people have for us. |
"As to the form ot government , " continued I
Senator Carter , " 1 should My thai a governor '
ought to be appointed by the president with j
a council also selected by him. There might ;
be n Filipino legislature composed of prom- |
Incnt men from each of the Islands to discuss
questions and advise the governor. I do not' '
approve of a commission. I think the au- ,
thorlty ought to be vested In a responsible '
head , not oprcad through several commis
BKAWNY TOILERS PARADE
( trentrft < Crlrlirntlnn of I.iilior Day
Uver Seen In tlio City ot
CLEVELAND , 0. , Sept. 4. The mcst ox-
tonslvo celebration of Labor day Cleveland
hus over Been wua celebrated today. In
view ot the violence which has attended the
street car strike trouble wnn feared dur
ing the parade , ami as n matter of pre
caution the entire police force was on duty.
No disorder whatever occurred , the onlj
demonstration made by the marchers be
ing an occasional jeering remark shouted
nt non-union street car crows.
The day wan cool and bright and the
streets were thronged. About 6,000 mem
bers of labor unions , with fourteen brass
bands , were In the procession. Many of
the unions wore uniforms' and all made a
good appearance , Including the messenger
boyt ) and newsboys. ; '
As the procession passed the city hall I
signal * were given from .the sldewulk and
the bands stopped playing and the ban-
iicrn were lowered until the building was
A man wuo is declared by Mayor Karley
to bo a well known ( McKlsaou politician
dtoppcd a baud and tried to Induce the
leader to have the dead march played In
front of the city hall. The leader refused ,
and as a result of the argument the pro
cession was delayed some minutes. Mayor
Farley claims the disturbances were caused
by McKlsson politicians , who went to the
division lenders and suggested means of
showing disapproval , whlfch were carried
In the afternoon many of the union men
went with their wives and families to
Scenic park , where the remainder ot the
day was passed In merrymaking and ath
AT III3MIV Gl'3OUJIi'S
\i > United I'nrnile of I.nbor OrRnnli-.n-
tlcuiN lit Xevr York City.
NEW YORK , Sept. 4. Labor day was
favored with a bright sun and brlsk breeze
and thousands took advantagB of the fine
weather to enjoy a day's outing. Business
was practically stopped. In addition to the
exchanges and banks all the large depart
ment stores were closed. Flags were flying
from all public buildings and in some in
stances there was a lavish display of
Although there was no united parade ot
labor organizations there were lesser
parades all over the city. The Central
Federated Union concluded to omit the
usual labor day parade because so many
workmen , Including the tailors and those in
the building trades , arc not employed. It
costs $2,000 to $4,000 to bold a parade and
this sum it was thought oould better'b'n
.used In helping out tlio Unemployed ana
those on strikes. In place of a parade
the combined unions held a picnic at
Sulzer's Westchcster park , where there were 1
various contests for prizes , followed by
Hundreds of worklngmen and other be
longing to single tax and trade and labor
organizations In this city and vicinity gath '
ered today at Henry George's grave In
Greenwood cemetery. The party was ac
companied by nearly all the members of ,
the George family.
Among the organizations represented were
the Manhattan Single Tax club , the Broth
erhood of Progressive Painters , the Prog
ress club of Harlem , Brass Workers' As
sociation , No. 2,291 , Blue Stone Cutters and
local assemblies belonging to five districts i
assemblies of the Knights of Labor.
Memorial exercises followed after which
the worklngmen's Henry George memorial
committee placed a handsome design ot 1
the Knights of Labor on the grave. On the
emblem were written In flowers the four
last words In Henry George's book ,
"Progress and Poverty , " "They call , nnd
riilcnito ItoiitM 11-conl.
CHICAGO , Sept. 4. Labor day In Chicago 1
wa.t celebrated by the militated labor unions 1
with a parade and exercises at Lincoln park.
The parade was the largest ever given In 1
Chicago on Labor day , between 25,000 and 1
30,000 men , representing over forty trades 1
militated with the Buildings nnd Trades 1
Council and Chicago Federation of Labor and 1
a number of outside organisations , marching I
through the business streets out to Lincoln 1
pork , where addresses were made by Inter 1
state Commerce Commissioner W.
J. Calhoun -
houn , Judge Richard Yntes of Jacksonville , i
111. , Mayor Rose ot Milwaukee and others. ,
Ill I.lllf III HOMtllll. i
BOSTON , Sept. 4. Splendid weather gava !
the laboring men every chance today to hold
a satisfactory holiday. The parade this
forenoon embraced between 8,000 and 10,000
representatives ot organized labor , under
Chief Marshal John J. Collins. This afternoon -
noon the unions kept open house at their re-
spectlvo headquarters and collations wore
served at various placco. i
I'nriulc nt St. I'niil. I
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Sept. 4. Labor day was i
celebrated here today by a general sua-
penolon of business , a morning labor parade , >
an afternoon picnic and sports at Fort Sncll- ,
Ing , appropriate addresses to the labor ori i
ganlzatlons and by the opening of tun Min
nesota State fair the
, holiday permitting a t
largo attendance to the labor parade crowd.
Mitvor .loni'M Ornlor.
COLUMBUS , 0. , Sept. 4. Mayor Samuel t
M , Jones of Toledo was the chief speaker at ;
the Lubor day meeting here this afternoon.
His address was devoted largely to an ex
position of his theory of the universal I
brotherhood ot man.
JIMINEZ PARTY PUT IN JAIL
CI n I in to llnve I'oxltlve ANHiirnnce
Hint ( ieneral Wood Will Secure
GAPE HAYTIBN , Hayti , Sept. 4. The
steamer Georges Crolz , with the Jlmtnez
party on board , reached Baracoa yesterday ,
the Dominican revolutionary leader expect
ing to take passage there for Santo Domingo ,
The expedition , however , was detained.
Jimlnez was surprised to find hla party jailed
and no order for their release could be ob
tained. The wire belns : down , It was Im
possible to communicate with Santiago.
Jimlnez was ercatly disappointed and said
ho had positive assurance from General
Wood that there would bo no difficulty In
procuring their release.
Jimlnez left this afternoon and will land
on Dominican soil at Puerto Plata tomorrow ,
where be anticipates an enthusiastic re
ception , Thence It Is his Intention to pro
ceed to Santiago de los Caballeroa , the
largest Inland town of San Domingo.
Ohio Man Talks Entertainingly on Matters
of Importance to America.
PHILIPPINE QUESTION NEARLY SETTLED
Mrjnn IMnrn Fust niul l.nime on ( lie
Silver ( liirMlon to Meet lilrttn
of 1'eople In HllToreiit
Section * .
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LONDON , Sept. 4. ( New York World Cn-
blegrnm Special Telegram. ) Senator M.
A. Ilanna returned to l ondon from southern
Germany on Sunday afternoon. He Is lookIng -
Ing browner , but he still walks with n pr-
ceptlblo limp and needs n stick to help him
along. In conversation with a correspond
ent be said :
"I am feeling much better so tar &R my
general health is concerned , but my rheuma
tism la showing no Improvement. I shall
have to worry that rheumatism out of mo or
U will worry m out. I have made the round
tour of Europe and am returning with very
pleasant Impressions. I have not , however ,
been studying nationalities , and I am ro- !
pared with no views about the difference be- ,
tw on the European peoples. 1 looked out
for scenery , not for political opinions. I |
sail for America on the St. Louis on the ;
"I don't concede that the recent election ,
In Missouri to choose a successor In congress - j
gross to the late Mr. Bland possesses any
political significance. It cannot be retried
as In any way an Index of public feeling
throughout the country. Aitsjouri 13 au
out and out democratic state. Everything 1s
In the hands of the democratic managers
and they can cast any ballot they plfare. If
they think It desirable to register an ovar-
whelming democratic plurality In order to
attempt to Impress the country , then they
have only to send the order forth and the
thing is done.
"The Philippine question will be closed
and done with In six months. The at
tempts that are being made to show that
wo are endeavoring to suppress liberty mid
control the development ot the Filipinos
can only bo called by one word 'Rot. ' A
treaty of peace haa already been concluded
with the Independent Islanders of the arch-
ipelngo and the American government Is
prepared to grant to the Filipinos gener
ally every bit of self-government which
they are capable of properly exercising.
As their capacity for soil-government In
creases , KO will their power to local ad
"In England our attitude- toward the FllI
Iplnos Is properly appreciated , but there
are very common misconceDtlons about it
on the continent. I was much struck on
the continent by the general lack of sym
pathy toward our mission In the Philip
pines. It seemed as though the news of
American disasters would be gladly re-
celved there. This Is not the case In Eng
"Tho great mass of sober , commonsenoa
people of America will not bo caught by
any apparent willingness of Mr. Bryan to
sink for the moment His free silver theories
Ip1 the background. Our people fully under
stand that a Victory for 'Bryan would 'be a ,
victory for free silver. The fact Is Mr. "Bryan
and hla managers think they smell a breeze
and they are trimming their sails to catch
i every hit of It. In the west they will fight
j the battle on a free silver platform ; In the
; east they will put free silver In the back-
' ground and push to the front expansion. The
men who are preparing the democratic na
tional platform want to catch voters of all
1'iirly of No I'rlnetpIeM. i
| ' "Principles ? They have no other princi
ples except the great one of managing by
some means or other to get the administra
tive machinery of the country Into their
hands. But our people fully understand that ,
however vaguely they may frame their platform -
form , victory for them in the coming presi
dential election will mean the triumph ot
free silver. There Is no mistake about the
Issue and our people are not to bo de- ,
. celved on It. ,
"Tho adhesion of Croker to Bryan will | I
of course carry over a certain number of j
votes to him. Croker is of importance In
that he Is at the head of n political ma
chine and this machine votes as Its chiefs
| i direct. So the adbeolon of head man ot
the machine to one side or the other inov-
Itably means that more or ICES votes go
with him. Croker carries Tammany votes ,
but I cannot Imagine that the adhesion ot
such a supporter will do anything to
strengthen Mr. Bryan's position or to com-
mend him to the confidence of the mass of
"The coming presidential election ccr-
talnly promises to bo an Interesting and a
hot one. The people of England are aliow-
Ing more and more Interest In our pollt-
leal struggles. I believe It Is the case
that at the last election more was written
and printed In the English nevsHpapers con
cerning our contest than had been for
many years before. This was but natural ,
for the result was ono that concerned both
Senator Hnnna preferred to say nothing
about the great street car strike at Cleve
land and when the subject was approached
he dettly turned It off by raising questions
about the proposed strike of salloru In Eng- | 1
hind , but It was easy to eee that he rejoiced 1
that the Cleveland Street Car company , In
which he Is Interested , has escaped all par-
tlclpatlon In the labor troubles. i
ItcHily for < | IK Kniy. I i
Senator Hanna Is hurrying to Ohio to par
ticipate In the opening ot the republican
campaign at Akron. The zest with which
the senator is looking forward to the con
flict In Obit is duo to the fact that ho
recognizes that the coming cannpalgn will
furnish the real answer to the question as to
the endorsement of McKlnley's policy ,
"In Ohio , " be said , discussing national
iKsrieX "we have an opportunity to make
an open fight and I am anxlouu to analut
all In tny power In bringing the Iwaucti tea
a successful conclusion. The republican
party , nationally and locally , has no causa
to fear the combat In Issues at ; now pro- I
eonted. Mr , McLean has undoubtedly ! j
loaded bis double-barreled fowling piece i
and that word ban a peculiar Ohio meanIng - j ' I
Ing , for in this conteet ho la looking both
to the vice presidency and the United
States senatoreblp , which , I understand ,
has long been bl ambition. It Is evident '
now that the democrats of Ohio , as well ax
of the nation , are ready to make use of the
anti-expansion and free silver Issues just |
as General Hancock lined the tariff lesue
in 1880 that Is , seek to make local Issues
of them. They will use each cock In what
ever pit they think it will fight the best.
, "I cannot zea how , with Mr , McLean as
a candidate , the democrats can Kay much
about truets , " Senator Hanna continued.
"The free ullver Issue Is evidently prefer
able to them. That question has already
been threshed out In the United States , The
country ia abundantly prosperous and the
only trouble now Is to secure transporta
tion facilities for more croj * ) and merchan
dise. AU over Europe I have found cvl-
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska
Probably Cooler ; South to Southwest
Temperature nt O in film Vcittrrdny !
Iliiur. DOR. Hour. Doit.
denco of the wisdom of our policy In main
taining the gold standard and with regard
to the Philippine Islands President Mo
Klnlcy's speech on the latter subject will
find n ready response with the American
people and I am returning homo to renew
the fight , firm In the belief In the success
ot republican principles. "
BRITISH TARS GO ON STRIKE
Sailor" of t'nlteil ' KInmloni Honciit Hv.-
fiionl of Shipowner * to Confer
LONDON. Sept. 4. The general strike of
seamen nnd steamer firemen , which has been
threatened for some tlmo , was declared
today , the ship owners refusing to accept
the Invitation of the Seaman's and Fire-1
man's union for a conference In regard to !
fixing the rate of wages for firemen and suit
ors on steamers at 6 , ant ) for sallora on
sailing vessels of 4 monthly , a slight nd-
vauco In the average wages now paid at
the various British ports.
Reports as to the effect and thoroughness
of the movement have not yet been re
' ceived except from South Shields , where ,
It Is stated , 2,000 men have gone out.
Many meetings have' been had in the vi
j cinity of the London docks , the speakers
j I expressing the determination of the men to
! remain Idle until their demands have been
[ granted. But traffic at this port has not
yet been affected. It Is not likely that tha
srlko will be completely organized for kcv-
eral days and until then Its extent will not
be known or Its result keenly felt.
The manifesto of the union ordering the
strike Includes all the ports of the United
SANITY SOMEWHAT IN DOUBT
Hrrntle foiuliu-t of n OHnlii Wltn -
Ilefore the Dreyfim Court-
( Copyright , ISM by Pre s Publishing Co. )
VIENNA , Sept. 4. ( New York World
j Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The real
I name of the witness Gerunshl , who was be-
j 1 1 fore the court-martial at Rcnnes today , la
, Hadvck. Ills father , a lieutenant colonel In
I the Austrian army , was ennobled nnd as-
Bumed the title of Von Gernousky.
The eon became a lieutenant of dragoonu.
Ills conduct was extremely eccentric and ho
| claimed descent from the ancient Servian
dynasty. The commander of the regiment
1 had his sanity examined , the result being In-
He left the service on half-pay and wont to
Switzerland , whore his conduct was extra
ordinary and after Information given to tha
Swiss military authorities In Vienna bin pay
was fito'ed1"1 ! * ' - . ' " *
PREPARING FOR TROUBLE
French Troopn Iti-ndy < o Mnrcli Upon
HenitcN If Onthreiik ( > < urn
Over DreyfiiK CtiNe.
RENNES , Sept. 4. As the end of the
Dreyfus court-martial trial comes within
sight the French government Is beginning
to exhibit a fear that the verdict may lead
to trouble and orders have been given that
two regiments of Infantry and one cavalry
regiment already within hall of Renncs
hold themselves ready to march on the town
on the first sign of disorder , to occupy all
strategical : points. The local antl-Dreyfusard
organs by their anti-foreign articles have
already singled out foreigners as enemies
of the country and there Is little doubt
that foreign journalists will be the first vlc-
Urns of a mob , not so much Anglo-Saxons
Ins the Austro-German and Russian Jews ,
who form a majority of the press repre
sentation of their respective countries.
Wood ( Joe to I'orto I'rliiclpe.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA , Sept. 4. The duel
between the e < lltors of the Porvenlr und
Cubano Libre , which was to have taken
place yesterday morning , did not transpire ,
both parties having been arrested. The
pugnacious journalists were liberated after
a short detention. General Leonard Wood ,
commander of the district of Santiago , left
today for Porto Prlncloe , on board the
Offer Itiilliiiio Mlnliiur
PEKIN , Sept. 4. The toiing-H-yamen ( for
eign office ) has offered the Italians mining
rights In the Nine-Hal district , but the
grant Is entirely unsatisfactory to Italy and
is likely to cause complications.
MEIKLEJOHN COMING HOME
ANHlNtnnt Secrelnrny ofViir AVI11 Al-
tend the Ileeeptlon to the
WASHINGTON , Sept. 4. ( Special Tele-
gram. ) Assistant Secretary Melklejobn
leaves tomorrow for Nebraska , going direct
to his homo In Fullerton , where ho Is due to
arrive Thursday to bo present at the recop-
tlon tendered Company B of the First Ne-
brn ka. He will remain In Fullerton until
September 14 , when he will go to Lincoln
and participate with the Grand Array ot the
Republic and citizens of the state In the re
ception to bo tendered the First Nebraska
and other regiments , on which occasion he
will deliver an address.
It Is stated tonight that President Mc
Klnley has given up his western trip In
view of the IllneKH of Mrs. McKlnley. Should
thla prove true It ! thought that Assistant
Secretary Melklejohn will represent the
president on the occasion of the Grand Army
of the Republic reunion at Lincoln next
Senator Tburston arrived In the city thla
evening , having been greatly delayed by spe-
clal trains carrying members of the Grand
Army of the Republic to Philadelphia. The
senator ntated that he has urged the predl-
dcnt to go west both by letter and telegram ,
but had no definite understanding of his de
cision. Senator Thurston la on bla way to
the national encampment of tbo Song of
Veterans at Detroit and expects to be In Nebraska -
braska next week.
Lieutenant Whedon , son of Hon. C. O ,
Whedon of the Flrdt Nebraska , arrived In
.Movement * of Oceuii Ve Meln Sept. I.
At New York Arrived Georglc , from
Liverpool ; City of Rome , from Glasgow.
At Liverpool Arrived Italia , from Phila
At Antwerp Arrived Noordland , from
At Hamburg Arrived Phoenician , from
At New York Arrived Manltuu , from
LURED ON TO DEATH
Laura Leo Fr njh Trusts a Man Only to
Giro Tip Her Life.
CASE IS STILL SHROUDED IN MYSTERY
Villain Who Committed Murder Said to Ba
au Otinba Insurance Man ,
WOMAN SEEN WITH HIM IN THIS CITY
Goes Hence to Hastings , Whore the Fatal
Medicine is Taken.
AUTHORITIES SEARCHING FOR MURDERER
Jinn Who ! Wniited Vlevm the Cornnc
of llln Victim nuil Suddenly
DIxnppeiirN Hop Trunk In
HASTINGS , Neb. , Sept. 4. ( Special Tele
gram. ) It Is claimed that thu man at the
bottom of the mysterious death of Miss
Ixuira Leo French is un Insurance , ngent
Miss French left Chicago on Juno 17 to
go to Crelghton , Neb. , to visit her slater ,
Mrs. II , T. Gaeaser. She stopped In Omaha
on her way to Crelghton ami was nccn In
company with this Insurance man. She left
Crclghton on August r.'for Chicago and ex
pected to stop in Omaha and Darlington ,
la. This In the lust time her relatives
saw her alive.
It seems when she reached Omaha she
was mot by this Insurance man. She told
him ot her condition and a trip was ar
ranged for her to come to Hustings and
remain hero until she was In condition to
return to her relatives. The medicine she
took to relieve her Is supposed to have
been doped and her death followed.
It is now learned that Miss French's
mother lives In Chicago , whore she In
qulto well known.
The two men who came to Hastings and
Identified the remains were her two
brothers-ln-luw , II. L. Gracsser of Crolgh-
ton. Neb. , whoso wife still lives , and 0. T.
Hlllhouae of Chlcaco , whoso wlfo is dead.
The cornse was taken to Burlington , la. ,
early Sunday morning and Intered close by
the side of the dead girl's father , who has
been dead several years.
As yet nothing has been hoard of the man
who Is suspected In the cose. Everything
seems to point to the fact that the girl was
murdered by a cool and deliberate villain
who had but one purpose In view , namely ,
to get the girl out of the way , as he had
Implicated himself In getting her in a deli
In order to carry out his crime he had
succeeded In getting her to take a dose of
poisoned medicine and then left her to die
, alone In a hotel and bo burled In an unknown
known grave. The general opinion Is that
the man who did this crime was the one
who visited her remains nt the undertakers ,
for as soon is he got sight of the corpse he
gave n sllght tnrt , hlo Jband trembled and1
eyea'b6camo ' fnolatrV'Por ? several minutes
ho stood thus looking upon the face ot the
dead woman. When ho was asked If ho
recognized the corpse ho refused to answer ,
but Immediately made his way to the street
and then to the coroner's , where ho naked
u few questions and simply said he thought
at first he recognized the dead woman , but
was not certain. Ho said he was going to
the country and would be back soon , but
from that day to this ho has not been seen
nor heard from.
The womon'H trunk disappeared as
mysteriously ns did the stranger and It Is
said to contain two valuable heirlooms. The
police nre hard at work upon the case and
hope soon to succeed In running the man in
this mysterious ca o to earth.
GIVE CHAMBERLAIN CHANCE
TrniiNViml Government Otter * to Oo
Into n Conference Aivnlt-
IIIK 11 licply.
PRETORIA. Sept. 4. In the course of an
Interview today State Secretary Rcltz said
the Transvaal government wan waiting until
Saturday's dispatch reached the imperial
authorities before making Its contents
AVithout entering Into details , he could say
that the proposals made by the government
gave Mr. Chamberlain a chance to come tea
a settlement In regard to the franchise and
Ho could also say the Transvaal govern
ment would take part In the proposed con
ference and was now awaiting the Imperial
government's reply asto
as arrangement of a
place of meeting.
Situation Clrnrliiir Up.
CAPETOWN , Sept. 4. The news received
from Pretoria begins to show the situation
in a clearer light. It appears that the Trans
vaal reply which was handed on Saturday
to the British diplomatic agent at Pretoria ,
Mr. Conyngham Green , was only to Mr.
Chamberlain's proposal , and another reply
will bo delivered tomorrow In reply to thn
proposal for a joint Inquiry Into the Joint
franchise bill , This method Is severely
commented upon horo. The Cape Argus
denies that the government of the South
African republic has agreed to a conference.
The Argus also denies that the explanation
offered by Mr. Smuts of the arrests Is un
satisfactory and that the mystery Is ono
that callj for Immediate elucidation.
Cliiinilierliiln In London.
LONDON. Sopt. 4. The secretary of Btato
for the colonies , Joseph Chamberlain , ar
rived In London this afternoon and at ones
proceeded to the foreign office. It Is under
stood that lie will remain here until the
end of the crisis , The war office rpf'.iees to
confirm the rumor that a proclamation will
be Issued calling out the re nerves.
RELIEVED OF PORTFOLIOS
llr , HOHHO nnd Von De llornt , Atii-
trlun Mlnlnler , Tire * of Olll-
BERLIN , Sopt. 4. The Official Staals-
Anzeiger today sayu that Dr. Hoese , Prus
sian minister of public Instruction , and
Baron Von Der Recke , Von Der Honit , min
ister of the Interior , huvc been relieved of
their portfolios at their own request. The
paper add , however , that they will both
retain their rank as ministers of state.
Dr. BOBSO has received in addition the
crown of the Grand Croes and the Red
Kagle , while Baron Von Der Recko Von Dtr
Horst has received the Grand Cronu nnd the
Herr Studt , governor of Westphalln , will
succeed Ur. House as minister of public In
struction , whllo Baron Van Rholnbadon ,
governor of Dusseldorf , will miccecd Baron
Von Itccke Von Der Horst as Prussian
minister of the Interior.
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