The Standard Union from Brooklyn, New York on August 13, 1898 · 1
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- i ON jr iod Going To (M Look lo The Churches To-morrow, on Page 4. VOL. XXXV., NO. 37. BROOKLYN, SATURDAY, AUGUST 13. 1898. -TWELVE PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS. TkWar Has Been a Most Re-markable Conflict. SPAIN COMPLETELY WHIPPED. Stars and Stripes Over Territory in j Two Hemispheres. ' IT HAS BEES A COSTLY STRCGGLE. WB HAVE BEEN COMPELLED TO SPEND OVER HALF A BILLION DOLLARS. BITT WE GET A FAIR RETURN FOR THE INVESTMENT-PRESIDENT mckinlet appears HAPPY THE THREE COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE MANY KNOTTY PROBLEMS TO SOLVE SECRETARY DAY WILL UNQUESTIONABLY RESIGN AND COL. HAY WILL LIKELY SUCCEED HIM. WASHINGTON. Aug. 13. The war is over, not to be begun again, despite the fact that the treaty of peace may not be actually formulated and ' signed for months. Spain has been completely conquered, her navaj power annihilated, while that of the United States is supreme. In the short space of 114 days, one of the most remarkable wars of hU t tory has been fought War was declared April 2L 1898. , It ceased at 4:23 P. M. on Aug. 12. ' To-day the Stars and Stripes float over conquered territory in two hemispheres. Not an American ship has been destroyed, while two of Spain's fleets have been wiped from the seas. Our army has lost in battle and by sickness, scarcely 00 men, with some 1,300 wounded. The enemy's losses are unknown, but are probably three or four times as heavy as ours. The war has cost us over half a billion dollars, but the returns in the shape of acquired territory, prestige among the nations of the fclobe, increased activity in business, ard, above all, reawakened love for a united country, are more than compensation enough. This is the feeling in Washington to-day. THE PRESIDENT LOOKS HAPPY, WASHINGTON. Aug. 13. Peace negotiations having been concluded many of the department officials had a chance this morning to discuss routine matters with the President. Assistant Secretaries and bureau chiefs called one after another. They said the President was all smiles. In fact, he looked as happy as a buy just about to take a vacation. About 10:30 oclock Secretary Day came over to the White House. He said there were no more proclamations that hs knew of that would likely be issued to-day. He seemed to think that the public ouught to be pretty well satisfied with yester day's record. Judge Days face was more smiling than usual. He looked entirely satisfied, even though there is & great deal of Important work yet to be done before the business with Spain is finally adjusted, and a treaty of peace agreed to and ratified by both nations. Therewwome gossip at the White Housed concerning the suuccessor to Judge Day, if he quits the State Department. Man well informed people think Postmaster-General Smith will be trans- ferred. CONGRATULATIONS SHOWERING UPON PRESIDENT MKINLEY. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. President McKinleytis receiving warm congratula tions from all parts of the country on the successful aermlnation of the war. Scores of congratulatory telegrams are being received at the White House, and many reached the Administration through Secretary of War Alger and Adjt.-Gen. Corbin. Many of those received at the War Department came from officers in the army now in the field. The President is greatly gratified that the war should have ended with comparatively so small a loss to the American arms. THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT HURRY IN APPOINTING THE PHILIPPINE COMMISSIONERS, WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. Only the most Intimate confidants' of the President know what his notions are regarding the settlement of the Philippine question. He will not appoint his commissioners for some days. He must first ascertain the viewa of the candidates views, probably, that will harmonize with his own. A score of names are before him. Some wish the United States to hold the whole 1,400 islands, some wish us to get out of the Philippine. Others still believe we should accept a money indemnity and relinquish Luzon and all the rest of the islands. Agulnaldo becomes a powerful factor In the problem. He may be as much trouble to us as he has been 'to the Spaniards. By selling out to Spain, re would be rid of that contingency. But there many prominent men who declare we shall not allow Spain to resume her tyranlcal scTelknty over a people whom we have almost freed. Then there are others who see in the Philippines, In our possession, a splendid "field for investment and busl-ness venture, and these want them held. THE THREE COMMISSIONS WILL &E CONFRONTED BY MANY ' KNOTTY PROBLEMS. WASHINGTON, Aug" 13. Three Boards of Commissioners, the most Important In many respects of any which have ever been charged with momentous deliberations In the history of the country, will probably be named by the President not later than Monday. Two of these win be military in character and win have charge of the installation of the military government In Cuba and Porto Rico, respectively, and will be charged with all matters connected with the withdrawal of the Spanish forces and the garrisoning of the Islands with American troops. The third Commission or, as it might more properly be designated the first-win be of far greater Importance, for It will be charged with the negotiations for a permanent peace, and it win conduct Its deliberations! fa neutral territory. This Commission, with a similar Board appointed by the Spanish Government, wlU meet in Paris, andts most .important subject of consideration will be the disposition And government of the Philippine Islands. The two military Commit-sions will meet in Havana and San Juan, respectively. It Is said on authority that Gen. Fitz-hugh Lee will be one of the two army representatives on the Board which is to meet in Havana. It is believed that Gena. Brooke and Henry will be the army members of the Commission which is to meet at San Juan. It will be for those two .bodies to determine the time and to some extent the manner of the withdrawal of the Spanish forces. In Cuba the President is willing to allow a long time for the evacuation, for he appreciates the extent of thO task which the Spanish Government has on hand, at the same time that he realizes the danger of sending a large body of United States troops into the island during the rainy season. There is a serious element of uncertainty in regard to the desired prompt evacuation of Cuba and Porto Rico. The Spanish Government may go so far In the trickiness of their diplomacy as to refuse to evacuate completely until it shall have been found whether the Paris peace tribunal can reach a satisfactory settlement of the momentous matters In question. It is recognized that the protocol does not preclude the possibility of further hostilities, -but that it is merely a tentative agreement to agree. LEE MAY HEAD THE MILITARY COMMISSION FOR CUBA. WASHINGTON. Aug. 13. The mem-bers of two of the three commissions provided for in the terms of agreement between the United States and Spain will probably be announced to-day or Monday. It is said that Gen. Fitzhugh Lee Will probably be at the head of the military commission for Cuba, and with him will be associated an army and naval officer. It will be some time before a stable government, to which the United States is pledged, can be established in Cuba, in the mean time the Commissioners will be clothed with ample powers, and an army of from 50,000 to 60,000 men will be garrisoned upon the island to uphold American supremacy. It is not known how long the Spanish will require to withdraw their armies from Cuba and Porton Rico, but in case of the former island, there will be no immediate withdrawal. The President has no desire to send American soldiers into the island before fall. 1 SECRETARY DAY WILL CERTAINLY RESIGN. . WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. The fact Is established beyond question that William B. Day intends to resign the portfolio of the State Department after the meetings of the Paris peace tribunal have been concluded. It is almost equally certain that the President Intends to appoint John Hay, the present Ambassador to Great Britain, to be Secretary of State. Persons in the confidence of the administration assert that this Is a fact, and that the change In the State Department will probably take place In the fall. Ambassador Hay Is mot only a warm personal friend of the President, but his meritorious services at the Court of St. James have been generally recognized, and his appointment to the chief place In McKinleys Cabinet would meet with approval COL. HAY MAY SUCCEED SECRETARY DAY. WASHINGTON. Aug. 13. It is said this morning that Col. John Hay, tjhe American Ambassador to Great Britain, ipay succeed Judge William R, Day, as Secretary of State, who will retire from the State Department as soon as he assumes his position as chairman of the commission that will draw up the treaty of peace between the United States and Spain. "Col. Hay enjoys distinction as writer as well as a diplomat, and a successful man of affairs. ' He Is a native of Ohio, and still owns property In Cleveland. If Senator Platt will withdraw his opposition It- It said that Whltelaw Raid, also an Ohio man, may succeed Col. Hay as Ambassador to the Court of St. James. GEN. GREELY NOTIFIED BLANCO OF PEACE. - WASHINGTON. Aug. 13. Gen. Greely. with his usual energy, advised Gen. Blanco, at Havana, of the signing of the protocol, just' as soon as the Presidents proclamation was Issued. His message was unofficial, and personal, hut doubtless it carried full weight, as Gen. Greely has had the Captain-General under his thumb, so to speak, for a long time, and Blanco has been unable to send any cablegrams out of Havana to his government, except by Gen. Greelys permission. The French consul at Havana was informed of the suspension of hostilities through a message from M. Cambon, and doubtless Havana is in a state of much surprise and excitement to-day. Gen. Blanco's recent boastful proclamation reads strangely now in face of tbe news which Gen. Greely cabled into the city latnigbt. The censorship will be 'immediately modified. ' Gen. Greely is now preparing an order, and all ordinary messages will be allowed to pass freely, subject, however to a general inspection at the hands of the ever-watchful ignal officer. DAYS HEALTH PRIMARILY LED HIM TO THINK OF RETIRING. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. Secretary Bay was at tbe White House this morning, and had a long interview with the President It is supposed that they talked over the Secretary's approaching retirement from his present office and the selection of his associates on tbe Peace Commission. Gossip this morning concerning the per-sonnel of the Peace Commission was to the effect that Gen. Tracy, of New York, was not being considered, and that Gen. Woodford, Minister to Spain, would not be a member. Senator Platt's visit to Washington was said to be in behalf of Gen. Woodford. , He left the city on an early train this morning, supposedly to return to New York. - During his brief stayjiere Senator Platt was .unusually Inaccessible to newspaper men, and the object of his trip remains the subject of speculation merely. Judge Days intention to retire from the position of Secretary of State, was due primarily to the condition of his health. It has never been robust, and the strain upon him In the discharge of his duties wgs greater, than he cared to . endure. Since coming to Washington, too, Mrs. Day has been more or less an Invalid, and is now at Atlantic City convalescing from the effects of an operation perforntedsome week ago at Cleveland, which for a time it was feared would result fatally. They prefer 'to return to the joys and comforts of their home life at Canton. Since Senators Allison and Gorman are out of the list of probabilities of the peace commission, it is believed President Me Kinley is considering the membership of the Foreign Relations Committee in that connection, and the names of Senators Lodge and Turpie are mentioned. REPORTED THAT DAY WILL BE APPOINTED U. S. CIRCUIT JUDGE. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 13. A special to the "Commercial from Chattanooga, Tenn., says: Secretary of State Day will be appointed United States Judge for the Sixth Cir cult, as soon -as he resigns from the Cabinet at the close of the war. This was learned from the most reliable authority here to-day. It is learned that several months ago Judge Taft, of Ohio, the Associate Judge of the Sixth Circuit, went to President McKinley and made a personal request that another Judge for the Circuit should be appointed. His reason for this was that the circuit embraces four important States Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, and that only two judges are allowed, whereas in other eireults not so large, are given four or more. The work of the circuit, he showed, required an additional judge, , The result of the conference was that the President very frankly and unreservedly stated that he intended to appoint Judge Day to the place at the close of the war. SEEKING POST OFFICE APPOINTMENTS IN OUR NEW POSSESSIONS. ' WASHINGTON, Aug. , 13. The Post Office Department is hearing from the people who desire to obtain appointments as postmasters In Cuba, Porto Rico and other newly acquired possessions. No such appointments can be made, however. In the absence of Congressional authorization. Meanwhile, employees of the department will be .detailed for this service. The Interior Department Is also receiving numerous Inquiries in regard to public lands In the new territory, but has no official information to give on "this matter. THE PALL MALL. GAZETTE ON THE SIGNING OF THE PROTOCOL. LONDON. Aug. 13. The Pall Mall Gazette, In its article commenting upon the signing of the- Spanish-American protocol and consequent virtual end of the war, says: America will henceforth have an undisputed place among the powers which will make the history of the civilized and uncivilized world. Her day of self-con. tained Isolation is .gone forever. She may advance a little faster or a little t less fast to meet her manifest destiny, but there can be no American citizen today who does not feel that the old order of things has changed since America stood at the parting of the ways, four months ago, and that she stands to-day upon the threshold of a new life. , Then, referring to the Intertwined Interests of Great Britain and the United States in China, the Gazette says: "We can only say now that the latest news does not augur well tor the maintenance of the newly restored peace of nations In which all men of good will are rejoicing to-day." ' . The Globe says: ""The ending of the war makes the' final disappearance of Spain from the New World. For good or ill the United States hgs taken a place aiong the great powers and must accept the responsibilities. She has taken a position which will compel them to have a foreign policy which will demand means of making themselves respected abroad. She is already becoming a strong naval power and a standing army has become Indispensable. 1 . IN FANNY DAVENPORT'S PLACE. BLANCHE WALSH WILL' PRESENT SARDOLTS PLAYS. DENVER, Aug. 13. Blanche Walsh, leading lady in the stock company now playing In this city, has been engaged to take the placa of Fanny Davenport, who is ill. in the presentation of Sardous plays in this country next season. She will be supported by Melbourne Mac Dowell, Miss Davenperts husband. FOR ELECTION PURPOSES. BIDS OPENED FOR PRINTING BY POLICE DEPARTMENT. Proposals were openci yesterday at Police Headquarters, 300 Mulberry street, Manhattan, for furnishing sta-tlonery and printing for election purposes. There were three bids. Th award was made to the Martin B. Brown Company at $19,ij78. The highest bid was $25,680. W. W. WOYTISCK GETS A PLACE. ANOTHER ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL NAMED. Vincent W. 'Woytisck, of Manhattan, has been appointed Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Law Department and assigned to duty in the Bureau of Street Openings. His salary is 1,500 a year. Miv Woytisck has been an active Socialist. SIX MORE OF THEM. BROOKLYN CITIZENS WHO WOULD -M LIKE TO BE POLICEMEN. ' -Further applications from Brooklyn for the position of patrolman have been made to the Municipal Civil Service Commission as follows: John Joseph Dowes, 403 Dean street, driver; John Hanft, 32 Ditmars street, hatter; Emil F. WehzlQw. 238 South First street, varnisher; Julius Breman, 270 Ainalle street, ropemakerr Olaf Olsen, 102 Union street, diver; Theodore J. Grunewald. 25 Canton street. . - AN 0XD LOTHARIO. MARRIED THREE TIMES AND WANTS t ANOTHER WIFE. George E. Bolivar 72 years old, living In West street, Greenpoint. was arraigned In the Ewen street court to-day charged with being a disorderly person. Although married three times already, for some time past be has centered bis affection upon Carrie M. . Pooler a woman of SO years, who resides at 80 Guernsey street, but she would have none of him. She would not answer his Ioveletters,.,and he became abusive, she avers, and would intercept her upon the street and call her names Magistrate Kramer adjourned the hearing in the case until Aug. 18. Bolivar was held until that date. Be was many years ago a ferry hand on the Greenpoint Ferry. TAKING THE VEIL TWO BROOKLYN YOUNG WOMEN AMONG THE NUMBER. BORDENTOWK, N. J., Aug. 13. Several young ladies made thetrvowp and received the black veil of the Order of Mercy at 8t. Josephs Convent to-day, among them being Sarah Healey, of Brooklyn, who will be knownas Sister Mary Pauline, and Emlline McNeely, Brooklyn, N. T., Sister Agnes Mary. Right Rev. Bishop J. A Mc-Faul officiated, together with a number of clergymen, among whom was Rev. Father Fahey, of Brooklyn. N. Y. WILLIS AVENUE- BRIDGE. WORK ON THE" STRUCTURE TO COMMENCE MONDAY. Work will begin next Monday on the Willis venue bridge, to be built across the Harlem at 125th street and First avenue, at a contract cost of $1,080,191.92 The work is to be completed in 500 days. The contract was approved to-day by Bridge Commissioner Shea. The contractor is John C. Rodgers, who built a part of the Harlem Speedway. The original contract was made oq Oct. 8, 1807, with the Park Department '.being awarded to Leonard Foley A Co. Later it was assigned to a corporation called the Leonard A Foley Construction Company, and by them assigned to Mr. Rodgers. VAN WYCK TO ROSSITER, , t POSTAL CARD SIGNED WITH MAYOR'S NAME RECEIVED TO-DAY. The morning mail brought President Rossiter, of the Brooklyn Heights Railroad Company, a, postal card, purporting to have come from Mayor Van Wyck, In which more concessions than the trolley roads ever dared to ask are granted. It Is believed that the note is the work .of a crank. It follows: -Rossiter, President- Brooklyn Trolleys, Brooklyn, We gave you the Bridge If you want Elm street, you can have k, orejuwi better, take City Hall Perk, short cut acrtswPsrk Row; room for at least twenty or thirty Jtoli to come In with loops and switches facinAtpost Office, and between Broadway and park Paries are for public benefit anvhow I wont vsto it ' ROBERT A. VAN WYCK, Mayor. New York City. CHEERED CERVERA. - ENTHUSIASTIC DEMONSTRATION ON HIS s VISIT TO PORTSMOUTH. PORTSMOUTH. N. H., Aug. 13. Admiral Cer-vera arrived here at 11:30 oclock from Annapolis. One of the largest crowds tn the history of the city gave him a roaring demonstration. As soon as the train pulled Into the station the car was surrounded by the police. Admiral Cervera was the first to step out on the platform, and as be did so uncovered his head, while tbe crowd went almost wild and repeatedly cheered him until he and the other officers reached their carriages. OCEAN 8TEAMSHIP8. ' y Arrived New York. Salerno, Dundee; Pacific, Philadelphia; Wlkom men, Bremerhavep. , - - A v flatly 91-00 Sea Shore Excursions. Aug. 11th to Sept. 10th via Pennsylvania Rail-roed to Long Branch. Asbury Park, Ocean Grove. Sea Girt. Point Pleasant and intermediate stations. Special trains leave 23d St. 7:50, Cortlandt and Desbroeees Sts. 8:00, Brooklyn 7.46 AM., and returning leave Point Pleasant 4:85 P M same day. Rate from New York. $1 00 J children. 75 oeata Brooklyn, 10 oeais BOSSES ORDERS CARRIED OUT. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION SEPT. 2S SILVER SHELVED. SARATOGA, N. Y.. Aug. 13. The Demo- crattc State Convention met at the Grand Union Hotel to-day at noon with thirty-eight of the fifty members present, and the absent ones represented by proxy. Croker held a proxy, but Hill did not appear in the meeting. 1 James Shevlin, of Kings, moved that the State Convention be called to meet in Syracuse, Sept. 28. The motion was adopted without a dissenting vote. , ' Chairman Danfdrth then stated that he had some resolutions adopted by the silver Democrats of Albany. , Before they could be read B. J.- York moved that they be referred to the committee when It meets at Syracuse, on the eve of the convention. This motion prevailed without a word from tbe Silver men. Croker urged a thorough organization in every district for the campaign. Then the committee-went Into executive session. I Rough Riders Royally Enter-' tained in Jersey City. GIVEN FOOD BY RESIDENTS. RATIONS FURNISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT NOW GO BEGGING MORE INVITATIONS THAN THERE ARE SOLDIERS TO ACCEPT THERE HAS NOT BEEN A SINGLE INSTANCE OF DISORDERLY ; CONDUCT. JERSEY CITY, Aug. 13 The Rough Riders, Troop I, First U. S. Volunteer Cavalry, are still in Jersey City. It is likely that they will remain for several days. They are quartered in the Fourth Regiment armwry, and are in more comfortable circumstances than at any time since they went into camp at Tampa. The men are being treated royally by the people if Jersey City, who are anxious to do all in their power to make the men comfortable. Government rations have gone begging since early yesterday morning, when it became generally known that the Rough Riders were in town. The men appreciate the hospitality which has been shown them. We have been better received in Jersey City,' said one -private, "than in any other city' we have been in since our organization. "From Tampa to North Carolina we got nothing but sullen greetings and tack looks wherever we happened to stop. The people did not want us with them. They seemed afraid of us. We would probably have been paid in Tampa If the Mayor of the City hadnt used his influence to prevent it, declaring that we would wreck the town if we had money to spend. He neednt have feared. The Rough Riders are gentlemen and know how to behave themselves.' There has not been a single instance in this city of a trooper causing any kind of a disturbance. They have been by far the best behaved soldiers that have entered the city, in spite of the fact that they have been given almost unlimited liberty. No arrests have been made sftice the men arrived. The only prisoners with the troops are those who were brought from the South, where they were guilty of slight breaches of discipline. Very few of the men ate their supper in the armory last night There were more invitations to supper than there were men to fill them. -Some living near the armory took as many as twelve troopers ' and left orders that they were to eat nowhere else while in town. C. F. Ackerman, a baker, of Vroom street and Bergen avenue, has been particularly good to the troopers. He has refused to accept any pay from those who have gone to his store to buy food and has fed twelve of them'at his own table. Mrs. Decker, of Storm avenue and Howard place, whose husband was & soldier, has made provision for a dozen men, and so has Mrs. Dusenberry, of Glenwood and Bergen avenues. Mrs. Dusenberry last night sent over seventy-five sandwiches for the men in the armory who were on duty and could not get out to their supper. OFF ON ITS ANNUAL CRUISE. FLEET OF ATLANTIC YACHT CLUB LEAVES MOPRINGS. MOUNT VERNON, N. Y., Aug. 13. Nearly sixty yachts, comprising ihe ileet of the Atlantic Yacht Club, and quite a number from the New York and Larch-mont dubs, left their moorings off this place at 10 oclock this morning for its annual cruise to the eastward. Commodore Adams, the fleets commander, had anticipated leaving here at 8:30 o'clock, but as a number of the boats did not arrive here until considerably later, he postponed the start until 10 A. M. It u;as just 0:65 when the signals on the flagship, the schooner Sachem, gave the order for the fleet to get under way. In a flash all was bustle and activity on the decks of the anchored fleet, and not five minutes later Commodore Adams flagship, the Sachem, left her moorings and start, ed up the Sound. Black Rock is the first destination of the fleet. Later, they will proceed to New London and Block Island. FOUR FEET OF WATER. CLOUDBURST FLOODS THE STREETS IN CLARKSBURG, W. VA. ' CLARKSBURG, W. VA., Aug. 13.-A cloudburst occurred hers last evening. Water ran four feet deep in the streets, flooding the whole town and causing immense damage. Several persons narrowly escaped drowning. DROWNED BODY FOUND. The body of a be about 12 years old. dad only In a pair of blue knee pants, was picked up In the river at the foot of Gold street this afternoon and carried over to the Seventh police precinct. Manhattan, on a tugboat. WEATHER PROBABILITIES. Local forecast for the thirty-six -hours ending at 8 P. M. Sunday: Fair to-night and Sunday; cooler Sunday morning; northwesterly wlqds. - The Washington Bureau's forecast Is: For eastern New York and Connecticut: Fair to-night and on Sunday; cooler on Sunday morning; northwesterly winds. r The following wae tha state of the thermometer at the hours named last nigjit and to-day at the main office of The Standard Union: P. M Wit A. M. ............ 78 9 P. M 74 J Noon 80 Midnight. 71 i 8 P. M ... 88 ' The average temperature one year sgo to-day Was TL - . . i Willoughby- Street and tbe Elec- s lira Patronage. WILL PROBABLY BE REJECTED. LOCAL MACHINE GLAD IT DID NOT , HAVE TO DECIDE) BETWEEN HILL AND CROKER JUSTICE ' VAN WYCK HASNT MUCH OF A BOOM FOR GOVERNOKr-SAY HILL TRIUMPHED. The Executive Committee of the Kings County Democratic Committee will meet to-night to take action on the Black Election law. John L. Shea, chairman of the iommlttee, said to-day that in all probability they would follow the example of Tammany Hall and refuse to recommend any Democrat for any position under the law. As a matter of fact, most of the leaders are In favor of accepting this patronage, but Crokers demands must be obeyed. Local Democrats were rejoic-d to day over the reports from Saratoga that Hill and Croker had shaken hands and mode peace. As & matter of fact Willoughby street feared tbe results of a trial of strength, more than the friends of fither of the principals in the Democratic tm-broglio. Had the local machinists been compelled to decided between them embarrassment would have eaulted. The local district leaders bare no love for Tammany or Croker, because they believe they have been treated unfairly, and still it would have endangered the places of the men who are already in if they hadretaliated. It is pointed out that Hill was the real victor in the contest, and that Tammany found in two or three days of supposed control what a dangerous elephant the State machine was. In other words, it is intimated that Croker was afraid of the countrymen, and was glad to be reconciled. To support the contention that Hill profited by the truce it is said that Croker was the one who declared war, and now he is obliged to greet Hill who he claims has vilified him. It is said without reserve that Kings County will insist on having salvage for Its efforts to rescue the machine from destruction. Tammany makes no claims for offices and this leaves the field open to Brooklyn. The free silver men are angry. They insist that thedeal means the repudiation of the platform of 1896 and it is highly probable that a full ticket will be nominated. It was the silver delegations which gave Croker such a fright on Thursday and Friday. Croker does not know how to deal with such people. His method is to crush opposition beneath his heel, but be has no seven league boots to tramp over the State. Hill is as wlley as a Spanish diplomat and knows how to fool these people. He goes about it by indirection, and still it is doubtful if he is competent to crush out the silver sentiment this fall. The silver men fear Hill as they wxmkf -a repttte,- and they are going to make trouble. It is not believed there that there is any sentiment for the nomination of Justice Aygustus Van Wyckor Governor. This is' a democratic county, and Tammanys reigning families -are in disfavor. As a matter of fact. Justice Van Wyck is not popular among the rank and file, and the Boss alone can compel his renomination to his present office. EXAMINATION POSTPONED. BELIEF THAT ALLEGED ILLICIT DISTILLERS WILL BE CONVICTED, In tbe case of Francis Beard, superintendent of the alleged Illicit distillery on Wailabout street, now In the hands of Collector Moore, and whose examination was to hava gone on to-day before United States Commissioner Morle, by request of counsel 'for the defense the hearing was adjourned until next Thursday. The Federal authorities are confident that a conviction of some of the alleged offenders wUl follow the prosecution of the case. . REPORTED DEATH OF A SULTAN. FEZ, Morocco, Aug. 13. It Is reported that Muley Abdul Axis, Sultan of Morocco, is dead. If Two New Buildings to Be Ready By October Next. COST WILL REACH $207,000. ALTHOUGH SOME RELIEF WILL BE AFFORDED, THE HALF-DAY SYS- t TEM WILL HAVE TO BE CONTINUED FOR ANOTHER 1EAR OR UNTIL MORE MONEY CAN BE PROVIDED. Acting Deputy Superintendent of Buildings Frank A, Regan, at the Borough School Board, and whose appointment as permanent deputy ttnder Superintendent Snyder Is expected to be announced in & week or so, stated to-day that the new schools. Nos. 116, at Knick-erbocker avenue and Grove street, and No. 118, at Fourth avenue and Fifty-ninth street, were rapidly being pushed to completion, but- would hardly be ready for occupancy before Oct. L When the schools opened In September, however, it was expected that the 330,000 annex to Erasmus Hall High School would be so far completed that it could be utilized to releave the overcrowded condition of that institution. No. 116. which is being built at a cost of 3112,000, will have twenty-eight class rooms and is intended to relieve the congested condition of tbe schools in that section of the city, where it has long been needed. No assignment of teachers, however, will be made until the school is completed. This building will also be provided with one assembly room in addition to the class rooms. - No. US, on Fourth avenue, upon which work is advancing rapidly, will have twenty-nine classrooms and an assembly room, and in every respect will be constructed to meet the requirements of a modern educational -system. It will be built at a cost of 396.000. Every school in the city, including No. 120, on Barren Island, has been visited by Mr. Regan and Chief Engineer William F. Cunningham since vacation began, and alterations, defects in plumbing, heating, ventilation, etc., have received thorough attention, with the result that the schools will be in excellentcondition when they ore opened for the fall term next month. Although money has been provided for the two schools in question, work on other schools that are contemplated will have to be delayed for another year, and in the interim the half-day system will have to continue in a majority of the schools, especially in connection with the primary department. SERIOUS CARLIST RISING. UNIMPORTANT AT FIRST, BUT TROOPS ARE NOW GATHERING. MADRID, Aug. 13. The C&rlist rising In the province of Castellon de la Plana, which at first was regarded as unimportant, is a great deal more serious than the Government care to admit. Troops are pouring Into the district . CHURCH WAS ROBBED. BOYS CHARGED WITH STEALING CLOCK AND UMBRELLAS. Joseph Spizate, 11 years old, of Maple street and Brooklyn avenue, and Tony Delnamo, 8 years old. of East New York avenue, were this morning arraigned before Magistrate Steers in the Grant street court, charged by Detective Walter Betts, of the Sixty-seventh precinct, with having on July , broken into the Fenlmore Street M. E. Church, of which the Rev. Christopher S. Williams Is pastor, and Btolen two umbrellas and several other articles. The boys denied the charge, and were turned over to the Society' for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children pending further examination next Thursday. So Mrs. (Mb y Sqnatted in Her Bait-Brothers House. THE POLICE ARRESTED HER. UNDER SHERIFF HUGH MLAUGHLIN IS THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE, AND HAD SUPPORTED HER FOR A WHILE HE SAYS SHfi IS AN UNDESERVING WOMAN HER HUSBAND LEFT HER. Mrs. Louise Clabby, a respectable-appearing woman, was a prisoner In the Adams street court this morning on a charge of vagrancy.. Her three children, Louise, 13 years old, Nicholas, 1ft years old, and Hannah, 7 years old, were also in. court on a similar charge. They were arrested last night by Officer William J. Gillen ' of the lower Fulton street station, in a vacant room at 51 Jay street, where they had taken shelter having no home. Mrs. Clabby says that she is a half-sister to Under Sheriff Hugh McLaughlin, popularly known aa "Bub. Her story, a stold to the- police, is as follows: Her husband, Nicholas Clabby, is a sheep dresser at Eastmans abattoir in Manhattan. They lived together at 513 West Ninth street, Manhattan, until recently, when her husband suddenly began to neglect, her and her children, he having taken a fancy to two other women on whom he was spending hif eaminga Instead of providing for his family as formerly he would give her a few dollars. She got behind In her rent, and made frequent appeals to her half-brother for assistance. Mr. McLaughlin gave them morey at intervals, but became weary ofiber importunities and stopped giving' her help. On Monday they were dispossessed from their home on West Ninth street, Manhattan. Mrs. Clabby then went to South Beach, Staten Island, and remained with her daughter, Mrs. Emma OBrien, who has a cottage at that place. Mrs. OBrien has a family of her own, and could not keep so many, so on Thursday night Mrs. Clabby came to Brooklyn. The house at 51 Jay street is owned by Under Sheriff McLaughlin. There is a vacant floor on the top story, and Mrs. Clabby took shelter there with her children. The other tenants notified Mr. McLaughlin that the family had taken "squatter possession of the apartments. Mr. McLaughlin then sent word to Capt. Druhan about the case, and Officer Gillen went there and brought them to the station house. Mrs. Clabby was locked up on a charge of vagrancy and the children were taken t the S. P. C. C. shelter. This morning Mrs. Clabby was brought before Magistrate Bristow and told her story. The Magistrate paroled her until Monday, in order that she might find her husband and make a charge of abandonment against him. The children were committed to the care of the S. P. C. C. temporarily. Mr. McLaughlin was interviewed today on the subject. He said that Mrs. Clabby was a foolish woman, and given to drink. He said he did not blame her husband for leaving her, as under certain circumstances a husband was justified in leaving his wife. He admitted the relationship. ASSAULTED WITH A HAMMER. ITALIAN INJURES A SHOEMAKER IN A FAMILY ROW. Santo Basts, 32 years old, of 702 Evergreen avenue, was held in the Ewen street court In 82.000 bail to-day until Aug. 22. charged with having assaulted Jacob Hetser. a shoemaker, of tbe same address, with a hammer. It appears that the wives of the two men became involved in a quarrel In the hallway this morning, when their respective other halves appeared on the scene to learn what It was all about. Boon the entire quartet were fighting, more particularly Basta. who was In possession of the hammer, which he freely used on Heisers head. Heiser ran into the street, closely followed by Basta. who renewed his attack. Just at this moment Patrolman McCaffrey put In an appearance, and after a brief struggle placed Baata under arrest. Heieer sustained several scalp wounds, which were dressed by an ambulance surgeon. CONTRACT LET TO R. H. HOOD. BROOKLYN MAN TO REBUILD ELLIS ISLAND STATION. The contract for rebuilding the immigrant station on Ellis Island was yesterday awarded by Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Howell to R. H. Hood, of Brooklyn. Hoods original bid for this work was something more than 3423,00ft, but in the last week agents othe Treasury Department have been in consultation with Mr. Hood making additions to certain portions of the contracts and deductions in others, and have agreed on the contract price of $419,298. FIRE IN A RESTAURANT, BUILDING OWNED BY THE KINGS COUNTY L COMPANY. A fire occurred at 2 o'clock this nornlng in the basement of the four-story brick building 421 Fulton street, the ground floor of which is occupied by William Hoehler, as a restaurant The cause of the flrse is unknown. It was extinguished after the building had been damaged 31,000. Hoehler lost 3500 on his stock and fixtures. The building is owned by the Kings County Elevated Railroad Company, and is insured. Only the lower part of the building was damaged. READ! TO MOVE. . Chickamauga Will Be Deserted by Troops Next Week. REVIEW BEFORE BREAKING EP. GEN. BRECKENRIDGE STILL INTENDS TO CARRY OUT HI3 ORIGINAL IDEA IMPROVING IHB SANITARY CONDITIONS AND ENLARGING HOSPITALS MOVEMENT OF CAVALRY FROI TAMPA TO MONTAUK BEGUN. . - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Ausr. 13. Everything is in readiness for the two divisions to move from Chickamauga to Lexington and Knoxville. As soon a Gens. Sanger and McKee report on the camp sites and grounds, which they have gone to inspect, preparations for actual , departure will be made. This will he about Aug. 20. Gen. Breckenridge intends to still carry out his original intention of having a -grand review before his army is broken up. Me 'will also have field day exercises several times. Many of the regiments are enjoying field day sports to-day for the first time. Gen. Breckenridge is direct- ing every energy to the improvement of tlie sanitary condition of Camp Thomas. He is having the hospitals enlarged. They have been terribly crowded and insufficient in size and accommodations to accommodate the sick. The Camp Thomas Quartermasters Department will still supply the camps both at Lexington and Knoxville with supplies when the two divisions move. As to marching to the new camping grounds, there is a difference of opinion among the regimental jrommandefs and other officers. Some think It would be an ideal undertaking, while others think the solders are not in condition to stand such a long march. If left to the enlisted men the idea of marching would be in poor favor. Major J. M. Davis, Inspector-General of the Third Division, First Corps, has been ordered to Atlanta to report to the headquarters of the Department of the Gulf. A statement from one of the surgeons, has been secured regarding the health and sanitary condition of the camp, which tells of the careless work of fitting the camp up, and conciuudes with this sentence: "If the officers who are doing so much talking about the water an I climate would pay more attention to the sanitation of their camps their men would be better off. - ' FROM TAMPA TO MONTAUK. TAMPA, Fla., Aug. IS. The movement of the cavalry still remaining here to Montauk was begun last jfight, and one troop of the Second left for that place! The Fifth Cavalry is also here, under marching orders- The departure of the troops of Gen. Copplnger's command for Huntsville may begin today. The General left yesterday for that place and left instructions for the Fifth Maryland and Second Georgia to follow as soon as they could. Gen. Copplnger's division at Fenaandina will follow close behind those from here. ' CLAIMS HE WAS STARVED. AGENT SAUER SAYS YOUNG WATER3 IS A LIAR. Charles Waters. 13 years old, of 657 Classon avenue, was this morning committed to the Disciplinary Training School by Magistrate Steers, in the Grant .street court, for being a disorderly child. The complaint was sworn to by the boys mother, who said he was in the habit of running away from home, and she could do nothing with him. Why do you run away from home. Charles? asked the Magistrate. Cause mother dont give me enough to eat, was the reply. Agent Sauer, of the Society for the Prevention of Cruetly to Children, described the youthful defendant as a notorious liar. We know him, your honor, he said, and the last time we had charge of him he said the society starved him. A JURIST RESIGNS. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE OF MAS- t SACHUSETTS TO RETIRE. -BOSTON. Aug. 13. The Hon. Charles Alien, senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Massachusetts has handed his resignation to Gov.Wolcott hut It Is yet to come before the Executive Council. He is in his 73d year, and has been eligible to retirement for more than a year. Despite this, his resignation will surprise the bar. so active and vigorous in body and mind is he. His legal opinions extend through nearly forty volumes of the Massachusetts reports. He was Attorney-General from 1867 to 1872, and was appointed to the Supreme Bench by Gov. Long in 1852. CONFIRMED YOUNG THIEF. JOHN HEITMAN. AGED 13 YEARS, ROBBED HIS FATHER. John Heitman. a young incorrigible.' 12 years of age. of 1248 Gates avenue, was arersted. by Officer Meyer, of the Childrens Society, this morning, charged with disorderly conduct and petty larceny. Young Heitman, it appears, has absented himBeif from his fathers roof for the past two months Several times prior to his arrest he had been caught by his father and punished for robbing him of small Sums from the noney drawer of his cracker bakery, which he conducts in the lower part of the building. Magistrate Kramer, In the Manhattan avenue court later, sent the hoy to the House of Refuge, where only yesterday he bad sent his brother William for the same offense. RECKLESS BICYCLE RIDER. KNOCKS DOWN AND SERIOUSLY INJURES A YOUNG MAN. Samuel McFarland, 29 years old, of 556 Leonard street, was arraigned in the Manhattan avenue court this morning.. , charged with knocking down and seriously , injuring Thomas Murray, 17 years old,, of 125 Oakland street, at Leonard street, rt and Norman avenue, with his bicycle r., last evening. Murray was attended by Ambulance Surgeon Siavin, and removed to St .Catharine's Hospital. There it was ascertained that he was suffering from concussion of the brain and shock. McFarland Is said to have been riding -at a recklessly high rata of speed at the' time of the accident. He was held in 3500 bail until Aug. 23, $y Magistrate -Kramer. , 1 f - -g - -4. V

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