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ENGUND IS HOPEFUL
Lord Roberts Hints at an Early
BOER BANDS MAY BE ENTRAPPED
Bailer's Force Far Outnumbers the
Dutch la XataJ Sir Alfred Mllner
Talks of the Settlement.
LONDON. April IS, O A. M.-In a
roundabout way' London hears that Lord
Roberts, when wiring to the Prince of
"Wales, at Copenhagen, congratulations
upon his escape from assassination, added
two or three hopeful sentences portend
In; an early advance with wide-reaching
combinations. Quiet assurances nro passed
around among military men that Lord
Roberts Is employing his great army ef.
fecthrely. and that the adventurous Boer
commandoes are likely to be enmeshed.
Scraps of news a detail here and an
other there hare reached England to
night over comparatively idle cables, but
they do not Illuminate the situation. Tho
Colonials at Wepener still hold ofT
the Boers. Lord Methuen has worked
eastward until he Is within SO miles
of Kroonstad. Boer scouts have gone
around Ladyacnlth and have ap
peared at Dewdrop and other places
on General" Bullet's flanks and rear.
The officers of Butler's Irregular horse
estimate the Boers In Natal at 18.060, but
these figures are probably excessive, M.
090 being regarded here as the outside
number. After General Hart's Brigade
leaves him. General Boiler will still have
close upon 35,000 men. It Is generally as
sumed that this brigade Is going to Join
Lord Roberts, but Its destination Is really
The Boer note to Portugal regarding the
use by the British of the Belra route for
the transportation of troops to Rhodesia
may, if the Boers act against Portugal,
lead Great Britain to land troops at Lou
renco Marques. This posstbllty has been
seriously discussed, and Is referred to at
length In the morning papers today.
The work of the Boer peace commis
sioners has begun. M. Fischer has asked
Italy to Intervene, and the Italian Minister
of Foreign Affairs, the Marquis Dt Vts
conte Venosta, has replied that while he.
would receive the envoys, the best h
could do would be to transmit their pro
posals to London, thus following the
course of the United States.
Sir .Alfred Mllnar, when replying to a
deputation of clergymen in Cape Town
yesterday (Thursday), said:
'Never again. must be the motto of
all thinking and humane -men. but not
from lust of conquest or a desire to tram
ple on the gallant. If misguided. There
must be no compromise or patchwork In
the settlement, and no opportunity for
mlsusdarstacdlng, intrigue, the revival of
Impossible ambitions, or the accumulation
of enormous armaments. The British will
no longer tolerate dissimilar and antago
nistic political systems In a country which
nature and history "Dave declared to 'be
In these absolute utterances of Sir Al
fred Mllner tie speaks for the Imperial
It is calculated that Lord Roberts now
has 214.000 effective troops, with 11,000
more afloat or under orders.
The War Office has Instructed officers
not to take any' more expanding bullelts
to Africa for revolvers.
Hllyard Steyn, brother of President
Steyn, In the course of an interview at
'The original war plan of the Boers was
to overrun all Cape Colony, but on be
coming involved In the sieges of Klmber
ley and Ladysmlth the burghers found the
design despoiled. To this I attribute the
Boer failure to conquer the British. I ex
pect the war to last until Christmas."
The seventh month of the war Is be
ginning with Eastertide, and the morning
paper editorials expiate upon the need
Movina Timoron basctolaxd.
Boer Rose to Draw British From
LONDON. April 11 A dispatch to the
Dally Mall from Lourenco Marques, dated
"It Is reported from Pretoria that a
Boer commando is moving through Ba
sutoland. This Is said to be a clever ruse
to draw the British away from "Wepener.
About 2000 foreigners constitute the new
foreign legion In Pretoria, including some
Cossacks In uniform. Several fresh re
cruits left here for Pretoria today, in
cluding a French Captain, brother of the
late General de Vlllebols JIareulL"
The Bloemfonteln correspondent of the
Dally Telegraph, telegraphing "Wednes
"Lord Roberts wisely declines to ex
haust his men and horses in hunting the
elusive Boers until his preparations are
complete. He will leave to the enemy the
barren comfort of the occupation of a
few farms for a short time."
The Bloemfonteln correspondent of the
Times, telegraphing Thursday, says:
"The latest news Is that Colonel Dal
gety's force occupies a position outside
"Wepener, while the Rouxrllle commando
occupies the town Itself. The pressure
there should be partially relieved wtthla
the next 24 hours. Lieutenant Nix, the
Dutch military attache, who was wound
ed, died today under an operation."
The Situation at Wepener.
ALIWAL NORTH. April 12. 6 P. M.
The Colonial troops are still holding their
own splendidly at Wepener. Cannonad
ing recommenced this morning. Tho Boer
attack yesterday was not very serious.
The British are carefully husbanding
their ammunition, and their guns are
making excellent practice. The Boers
are short of ammunition.
A patrol returning from SmlthAeld re
ports that small groups ot Boers are visi
ble. News from a Boer source at Wepener,
officially communicated, says four Boer
guns have been disabled and four com
mandants killed or wounded. Tuesday
night the British made a sortie, captur
ing a Boer gun and taking some prisoners.
Queen Congratulates Lnmlilon.
LONDON. April 12. The Queen has tele
graphed to Captain Lambton, of the Brit
ish Arst-claes cruiser Powerful, which ar
rived at Portsmouth yesterday afternoon,
"I sincerely welcome you all on your re
turn home, and heartily congratulate you
on the gallant and valuable services you
have rendered In South Africa. I hops to
see you all shortly after my return to Eng
land." Olivier Movina; Sonth.
CAPE TOWN, April 11 The Bloemfon
teln correspondent of the Cape Argus says:
"Ollvler's commando is moving in the
direction ot Smlthfleld. Five dlfterent
laagers are located between Bethanle and
the Kaffir River, lying parallel to the
railway, 12 miles eastward.
Monitors Will Be Laid Up.
WASHINGTON. April li-The Navy De-
partaetit has practically decided to put
out of commission In the harbor of Manila
the monitors Monterey and Monadnock, re
leasing the crews, for wrviee on ether
vessels, where they are badly needed.
An alternative, proposition in to send one
of the monitors north to Nagasaki, which
will serve as a bare of operations while
the montor does duty as a training-ship
Thre Persons Killed and a Number
Injured la a Pittsburg Accident.
PITTSBURG, April 12. Without warn
ing and with a rush and a roar, the four
storr brick building at the corner of Sec
ond avenue and "Wood street collapsed
today, burying in Its ruins a number of
people, three of whom were token out
dead, Ave were- badly hurt, and several
others slightly Injured. The dead are:
Mrs. Martha Jones, aged 64.
Eugene Earnhardt, Allegheny, salesman.
Oscar Blgler. cerpenter.
The.lnjurcdje: Noel Ca-jer. of Ems
worth, leg broken: Joseph SIoss, lieuten
ant fire company No. 1. ribs broken: Mike
Shang, steonirltter. leg broken and arm
crushed; James Sullivan, steamfitter, bad
ly cut and bruised; August Ferdegard.
ged 64. found In the cellar, suffering se
verely from shock.
The building was occupied by the Arm
strong McKelvy Lead & Oil Company. It
was being remodeled by Contractors Mc
Govem and Lyte, who were converting
the lower floors of tho corner store and
that next door Into one large room. About
4S feet of the middle partition had been
removed, and steel girders, supported by
heavy iron posts, were in place, and the
finishing touches were being put on the
remodeled work. The Arm this morning
begaa -the transfer of Its stock from one
room te.tajajker. and apparently central
ised the heariv weight tho leads and
oils about the aWdle of the structure. The
collapse began by the second floor break
ing through, carrying with it the two
floors above, making a breach from top
to bottom through the center of the
The fact that the rear portion of the
building on Second avenue did not col
lapse saved many lives. It was in that
part of the building that the offices were
looeed. in which there were about II
persons. Those who were in the rear por
tion of the building heard the crash and
ran out of the side door into Second
avenue and escaped. The loss of the firm
will be about -$40,000.
Mrs. Jones, the woman killed, was In
the store for some paint and evidently
had Just completed her purchase, for when
her body and that of the salesman, Bern
hardt, who had watted on her, were found,
the man had a five-dollar bill In his hand,
and the woman clutched her pocket-book,
demonstrating the fact that the collapse
came so suddenly that neither had time
"Work Train Wrecked.
REDDING. CaL. April 12,-In the wreck
of a Southern Pacific work train, five
miles below Cottonwood, tonight, three
railroad employes were killed and three
Injured, two probably fatally. The
C W. Green.
FraakvRern - -,-
The Injured: ft, R.'Rhliiz,' George-Green
and A. D.'Wllt The first two are thought
to be fatally hurt. The work train was
backing from Hooker to Cottonwood, and.
the caboose, followed by Ave flat cars,
left the track. The cars rolled over the
caboose, crushing It Into the ground and
killing three of its Ave occupants.
The Ralls Spread.
BELLEFONT. Pa., April 12. Three men
were killed today on the Bellefontft Snow
shoe Railroad, three miles east of Snow
shoe. The rails spread under an engine.
The engine and a dozen cans were thrown
over an embankment. The dead are:
Harry Temple, fireman; Calvin Temple,
brakeman; Al Beamer, hostler.
Eleven Were Drowned.
LONDON. April 12. As the result of
the wreck of a Ashing boat on the North
Cornish coast this morning, three fisher
men and eight Ufeboatmen were drowned.
The lifeboat went to the rescue of the
fishermen, and was upset attempting to
save their lives.
Beginning- of the Extension From
Billings to Portland.
CHICAGO. April 12-Actlvtty which the
Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy Railroad is
displaying In building new lines has led
to the rumor, partly authenticated, that
the road Is heading for Portland and the
Pacific Coast While the officials ot the
road will not admit that they are aiming
for a through train service on their own
rails from Chicago to Portland, they have
announced the proposed building of a line
from Billings, Mont., to the Yellowstone
Park. The new line will start at Toluca,
which Is about 45 miles west ot Billings,
and will run to the east side of the park,
a distance of about 200 miles. Most of the
territory has been acquired, contracts for
grading will soon bo let, and it is proponed
to have the line In operation by the last
of the year. The completion of the new
. road will cost at least 12,000,000. From To
luca the road will run south through the
, Big Horn Canyon and Big Horn Basin, and
liicucc wcbl aiuuK viia ouuing n aicr
River to the park, tapping one ot the most
fertile grazing sections In the West.
SAW MORE CHILDREN.
Another Review by the Queen In the
"Vice Regal Grounds at Dublin.
DUBLIN. April 12. The Queen, after
starting to drive to the zoological gardens
in her donkey carriage, abandoned her
proposed visit to that place, and Instead
remained driving in Vice Regal grounds,
where she reviewed 1000 children who had
arrived too late to take part In the chil
dren's demonstration In honor of Her
Majesty, held Saturday In Phoenix Park.
Much to the public' surprise, the Queen
drove out late this afternoon In a closed
landau, accompanied by Princess Henry
of Battenberg. The Toute extended
throu;h Castle Knock vl lage. re u nirg b7
way of Phoenix Park, at 5:10 P. M. In
spite of the pouring rain. Her Majesty
expressed pleasure at her outing,
WASHINGTON, April 12. The March
statement of the collections of Internal
revenues shows that the total receipts for
the month 'were S24.226.C77. an Increase, as
compared with March, 1899, of tl.5SS.223.
For the nine months of the present fiscal
year the total receipts were $219,935,556. an
Increase over the corresponding period ot
last year of tis.413.412.
Texas Bridge Swept Away.
COLUMBUS. Tex.. April 12. The big
Southern Pacific bridge at this place wa3
swept away by the flood last night The
loss is about 2100,000. All wagon bridges
are gone, and the only outlet Is by rail
to the west No lives were lost The river
has fallen U Inches.
ITS FIRST GOVERNOR
Charles H. Allen Will Be the
Head Man in Puerto Rico.
OFFERED THE PLACE AND ACCEPTED
Present Assistant Secretary of the
Jfnvy a Sinn of Wide Business
Experience The X cvr Lair.
WASHINGTON. April 12, Charles IL
Allen, at present Assistant Secretary of
the Navy, will bs the first Civil Governor
of Puerto Rico, under the provisions of
the bill passed yesterday by the House of
In the selection of Mr. Allen, tho Presi
dent has had In mind tho appointment of
a man of affairs, and of sound buslnrsi
experience, qualities which are deemcj
essential In the administration of the af
fairs of an entirely new government, such
as la to be erected In Puerto Rico. Mr.
Allen Is no lawyer, but legal advice can
be had. even In Puerto Rico, when the
occasion arises, and. In fact the organic
act provides for a well-paid Attorney
General as a member of the Governor
Mr. Allen was born In Lowell. Mass..
In 1S48, and graduated at Amherst" He
has had. In addition to his business expe
rience, a great deal of legislative training.
At present he Is the head of a Arm man
ufacturing wood preservatives, a president
of one bank, a director In another, and is
largely Interested in the manufacture of
high-grade papers. Great Interest is felt
In Naval circles In the personality of Mr.
Allen's successor as Assistant Secretary
of the Navy.
Toward the close of the afternoon, Mr.
Allen was summoned to the White Houso
by the President, and the Informal tender
of the post was made. Mr. Allen returned
a practical acceptance. Then the Presi
dent and the next Governor of Puerto
Rico spent an hour in close conference
respecting matters to be arranged in the
Owing to the fact that little more than
two weeks' time Intervenes before the
civil government must go Into operation,
according to the terms of the act of Con
gress, it was decided that It would not
be practicable to complete the Cabinet of
the Governor In that time. Therefore. Mr.
Allen will go alone to San Juan at the
earliest possible moment, after Secretary
Long's return to Washington, which
should be Saturday next. He will put
himself in touch with General Davis, now
Military Governor of the Island, and spsnd
a short time In acquainting himself with
the Insular affairs, and in studying the
character of the men who present them
selves to his notice as proper material
for membership In the new Cablret
While the actual appointment of these
officials will devolve upon the President,
Mr. Allen's observations while In Puerto
Rico ore expected to assist materially
In the selections. .As soon aa he shall
.knowledge he seeks. Governor Allen will
reiura 10 me unueo. stales. He may
leave General Davis In charge during his
absence, but in case it shall have been
found impossible to complete the formation-
of the Cabinet or even If only one
member shall have been appointed then,
that person wlU act as temporary Gov
ernor. PUERTO RICO BILL.
Provisions for the Government ot
WASHINGTON. April 12. The follow
ing la a summary of the governmental
provisions of the Puerto Rico bill:
It applies to the Island of Puerto Rico
and to the adjacent Islands lying west of
the 64th meridian, which are designated
Puerto Rico. The capital shall be at San
Juan. Persons who were Spanish subjects
April IL 1899, and who have not elected to
preserve their allegiance to Spain, are
held to be citizens of Puerto Rico, and
entitled to the protection of the United
States. The designation of the body poli
tic Is under the name, "The People of the
Puerto Rico." ,
The laws and ordinances of Puerto Rico
now in force shall continue In full force
and effect, except as altered by this act ot
by military orders, and which are not in
consistent with the laws of the United
States. The old law forbidding the mar
riage of priests and ministers is repealed.
The vessels of Puerto Rico are to be
nationalized and admitted to the benefits
of the United States coasting laws.
Quarantine stations are to be established.
Puerto RIcan coin Is to be rated, the
peso being rated at GO cents In the ex
change. Three months after the act takes
effect, Puerto Rico coins are not to be
legal tender. Property usually under the
control of the United States will so con
tinue, and other properties acquired from
Spain will be administered by the Puerto
The Governor Is to be appointed by the
President and hold his office for four
years, having the powers conferred on
Governors of territories of the United
States, but Is to make his reports through
the Secretary of State to tho President
An Executive Council is to be appointed
by the President and confirmed by the
Senate, consisting of a Secretary, Attorney-General,
Treasurer, Auditor, Commis
sioners of the Interior and Education, and
Ave other persons, to hold office for four
years. The Council Is the upper branch
of tho Legislature. Ave of whom shall be
natives of Puerto Rico. The other branch
shall be a House of Delegates, to consist
of 3S members elected biennially by the
Puerto Rico is divided into seven dis
tricts, each with five delegates. The qual
lflca'lons for voters are: "At such elec
tions all citizens of Puerto Rico shall be
allowed to vote who havo been bona Ads
residents for one year and who posseo
other qualifications of voters under the
laws and military orders In force on
March 1. 1900. subject to such modifica
tions and additional qualifications and
such regulations and restrictions as to
registration as may be prescribed by the
"No person shall be eligible to member
ship In the House of Delegates who Is
not 25 years of age and able to read and
write either the Spanish or the English
language, or who Is not possessed In his
own right of taxable property, real or per
sonal, situated In Puerto Rlpo."
Provision Is made for enacting legis
lation similar to that In other territories.
The Judicial power Is vested In courts
already established, the Chief Justice and
Associate Justices and Marshal to be ap
pointed by the President: Judges of the
District Courts and other officers by the
Governor of Puerto Rico. There Is nlso a
United States District Court established,
similar to that In other territories.
The salaries of all officers appointed by
tho President are: Governor. tSOOO; Sec
retary, Attorney-General. Auditor, Com
missioner of the Interior, J4C0O each;
Treasurer, 15000; Commissioner of Educa
tion, 23000; Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court and United States District Judge,
15000 each; Associate Justices, 2450O each;
two Marshals, each 23000; District Attor
No export duties are to be collected, but
taxes and licenses may be levied.
On the regular election day In Novem
ber, and eery two years thereafter,
Puerto Rico may choose a Commissioner
to represent the island at Washington,
with a salary of taXtt.
A commission of three members, one a
native of Puerto Rico, la to be named to
revise and codify the laws of Puerto Rico.
The act for a civil government is to go
Into effect May 1. 1900.
Tho duties collected under the act shall
be placed at the disposal of the President
to bo used for the government and benefit
of Puerto Rico until the government of
Puerto Rico shall have been organized,
when tho moneys collected shall be turned
Into the local treasury of Puerto Rico.
Goods Imported from Puerto Rico and un
der bond shall pay only the duty Imposed
by ths act
President Signed Puerto nienn Bill.
WASHINGTON. April 12,-The Presi
dent at 7 o'clock this evening signed the
Puerto RIcan tariff and civil government
bill. Only Secretary Root and Mr. Cor
tclyou, the assistant secretary to the
President were present
Xew Kansas City nail Will Be
rtendy on Dote Originally Fixed.
KANSAS CITY. Mo, April 12. There
will be no change In date or place of
holding the Democratic Nattonil Conven
tion, previously set for Kansas City. July
4. Th6 subcommittee of the National
committee met the local committee of
arrangements here today, nnd after going
over the situation thoroughly, drafted and
signed the following statement:
"Kansas City. Mo., April 12. Hon. Jas.
K. Jones, Chairman of- the Democratic
National Committee. Washington: Sir
The special committee appointed by you
to arrange all details incident to the hotd
ing of the National Convention on July
4. met In Kansas City today In special
session. This meeting was called on ac
count of the destruction of Convention
Hall, the purpose being to determine
whether this calamity wou'd necessitate
any change In the time or place for hold
ing the convention. The committee con
ferred fully with the directors of' the
Convention Hall Company, and with the
eXOCUtlVA mmmtflM nfMHrina hntn- .
.arrangements for 'the convention In
"We And that the people of Kansas City
are determined to rebuild the hall and
have It ready for the convention by July
4. and that the committee In charge of
this matter has now In hand. In cash
available for rebuilding purposes, a larg
er sum of money than was expended In
the erection of the building which has
Just been destroyed. The directors of the
ball company have entered Into contracts
with responsible Arms and corporations
for the reconstruction ot the building,
the contracts requiring the work to be
completed prior to the date of the con
vention. In each Instance the contractors
have'entered Into heavy bonds with pen
alties, for the literal fulfillment of thel:
several engagements. We examined these
contracts, and after full conference with
the directors and architect of the build-ing,ie-
are sattoCal the hall will 'Be'fe
bullt so as to fully accommodate the con
vention In accordance-with the orislnal
contract of Kansas City and that no ne
cessity will arise for any change, either
in the time or place of holding the con
vention. We do not consider that there Is
any necessity at this tlmo to trouble the
full committee with the further consider,
atlon of this subject We make this re
port so that this matter may be set at
"WllUam J. Stone, chairman; C. A.
Walsh, secretary: J. G. Jchnson, Adal;
Wilson, John 3. Rilling."
Williams for Vice-President.
BOSTON, April 12. George Fred Will
iams, of Massachusetts, was formally
named as a Vice-Presidential possibility
by the Bryan Club, of Massachusetts, at
a banquet In the Qulncy House tonight.
His sponsor was George F. Washburn,
member of the Populist National commit
tee. The plan, as outlined by the Popu
lists, Is to have a party convention name
Bryan for President and not to name at
that time a Vice-Presidential candidate;
In lieu thereof to send to the Democratic
convention the names of four men who
are acceptable to the Populists, the selec
tion from these names by tho Democrats
to be tho Populists' nominee for second
District of Columbia Democrat.
WASHINGTON. April 12. The District
Democrats, at their convention today, se
lected James L. Norrls. John A. Clark,
William F. Hart. J. F. Kelley. W. T.
Whalen and W. J. Donovan as delegates
to the National Democratic Convention
at Kansas City. The delegates are di
rected and Instructed to vote for the '"re
nomlnatlon of William J. Bryan as long
aa his nomination Is possible, and for the
reaffirmation of the Chicago platform of
Ohio Democratic Lesgoe,
COLUMBUS. O., April 12. The Ohio As
sociation of Democratic Clubs elected Dr.
R, H. Remetln, of Cincinnati, president
The resolutions reaffirmed the Chicago
platform: denounced Imperialism, -the
Puerto Rico tariff, trusts and railroad
combinations; expressed sympathy for the
Boers, and demanded a solid delegation
from Ohio for William J. Bryan.
Xot In a Hurry.
FRANKFORT, April 12. Attorneys for
tho Republican officials', this afternoon de
clined to sign the agreement to hasten lit
igation for the possession of minor state
ofT.ccfl through the state courts, so that
tho Supreme Court can hear It with that
for Governor. No reason is assigned.
Fusion in Nevada.
RENO, Nev.. April 12. The Silver party
state central committee today voted for
fusion with the Populists and Democrats.
Plngrue niots In India.
BOMBAT, April 12. Plague riots have
taken.place at Cawnpore, where the segre
gation camp has been destroyed and 10
persons have been killed. The rioters
killed five constables and threw their
bodies into the burning camp. Order is
now restored, but all business Is suspended
and the populace Is sullen. Troops and
volunteers are patrolling the city, guard
ing the mills and factories.
Vnndcrlitlt Inheritance Tax.
NEW YORK. April 12. The appellate
division of the Supreme Court today hand
ed down a decision In the matter of the
appraisal of the estate of the late William
K Vanderbllt An order of Surrogate
Fitzgerald, declaring a certain fund sub
ject to the Inheritance tax law was af
firmed. This was a fund of 13.000,000 held
In trust for the benefit of the late Cor
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASHINGTON. April 12. Today's
statement of the Treasury balance In the
general fund, exclusive of the 2150.000.000
gold reserve, shows:
Available cash balance 214S.S07.5S7
THE DEWEY BOOM
May Surprise the Kansas City
M'LEAN STEERING THE MOVEMENT
Another Effort to Get Roosevelt as)
a Vice-Presidential Candidate
Klcarasma Canal BilL
WASHINGTON. April 12. While Bryan
Is out In the West nailing up delegates for
his support at Kansas City, a movement
has been started In Ohio which may make
him a great deal of trouble. Ohio la Mo
Lean's state, and McLean will, no doubt.
try to carry it for his brother-in-law. Ad
miral Dewey. A report reached here to
day that a movement Is going forward un
der the direction of the Democratic ma
chine, which is controlled by McLean, to
throw the state against Bryan and In
favor of Dewey. The call for the Demo
cratic convention to elect delegates to
Kansas City will not be held until late, eo
that all the Dewey forces possible may be
brought to bear. It is declared that the
rank and Ale In Ohio Id for Bryan, but
that McLean can control the convention.
In this connection, the owner of a Demo
cratic paper at Columbus has come out
squarely In favor of Dewey and Allen W.
Thurman, son of tho late Senator, and has
made a speech saying that to adopt a free
eulnage plank now would tie a millstone
around the neck of the Democratic party
and mean the defeat of the party next No
vember. It was believed In the Arst placo
that McLean was behind Dewey's candi
dacy, and thte movement Is gradually un
covering It. A few Eastern states, with
Ohio, could make Bryan's success Improb
able. The Vice-Presidency.
Tho determination of Bliss not to be the
Republican candidate for Vice-President,
and the hostility with which Woodruffs
cand'dacy Is met. has rceultcd In another
determined effort to make Governor
Rooseelt take the place, whether he
wants It or not. Tho fact Is Piatt would
like to get rid of Roosevelt In New York
and have a man for Governor who would
be more pliant In his hand?, and the Ad
ministration would very much like to have
a man of Roosevelt's asgrcrelve record "
and well-known popularity to run for sec
ond place. It Is said that somebody prom
inently connected with the Spanish War
ought to be selected, because the Demo
craufmay find some man like Schley with
a war record to be a running mate for
Bryan. Inside Information from N6W
York hows very conclusively that Roose
velt has determined not to be sidetracked,
hut to rerve another term as Governor, It
he can be elected.
CnnnI Clll rmxpects.
A number of Republicans voted against
taking up the Nicaragua canal b.ll today,
not because they are opposed to It, but
simply because they do not want to dis
place the Philippine resolution. Senators
Simon and McBrlde are very much Inter
ested in having th Philippine resolution,
passed, so as to settle tlio status of the
islards at tho prtoint t'rnc. and they are
equally Interested In having the Nica
ragua canal bill taken up If possible. They
did not vote on the. proposition today, as
they bcllee that neither measure could
be forwarded by the tangle In which the
Senate found Itself, friends of both the
Philipp'r.e and Nicaragua canal being on
opposite sides. In fact It la not believed
possible to get the Nicaragua bill through
this session. a a general understanding
seems to have been reached that the bill
cannot pass until the treaty Is ratified, and
already It Is well understood the treaty
cannot be ratified. It Is almost useless for
Senator Morgan to press the canal bill, as.
In addition to the treaty being In the
way. It to well known that the President
does not Intend to approve the bill until
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty Is 'abrogated.
He would scarcely refuse, however, to ap
prove the bill If it once got through, and
the Senate will be placed In a peculiar
position If the Hepburn bill Is pushed
through tho House at an early date.
Official Washington Is laughing at Rep
resentative Da:z-ll, of Pennsylvania, who.
In his ardor, spoke of the large opposition
to tho Puerto RIcan bill as "the subsidized
Republican press," and was afterwards
forced to change the word "susbsidized"
to "misguided," because of the strong crit
icism ho protoked. The class of Repub
lican papers that are opposing the Puerto
Rlcan bill. Mr. Dalzell thinks was misin
formed. Een the most rampant protec
tionists believe that language of that kind
uttered by a recognized leader would do
a great deal of harm, unless withdrawn.
Dalzell Is one of those men who are aent
to Congress by the h'ghly protected in
terests of Pittsburg, and is retained hero
because he is of such sterling value to
The Republican National Committee Is
laying in a goodly supply of campaign ma
terial In the way of speeches this year,
and members are being literally fiooded
with sacks of this material. Intended for
general distribution. Chairman Babcock
and Secretary Overstreet have gathered
together a large number of speeches on
tho Puerto Rlcan tariff bill, as well as on
the Ananclal measure, and many million
copies of the tariff speeches of Representa
tives Cannon. Dolllver and Grosvenor. and
Senators Depew. Spooner. Lodge and Fair
banks have been ordered by the commit
tee. The Republican leaders are in the
hopes of changing public sentiment on
the Puerto Rlcan tariff question, using
the speeches In support of the measuro
as the medium. The speeches ot Spooner,
Lodge and Depew are considered very forc
ible and convincing arguments on that
side, and by getting those speeches pretty
thoroughly circulated It Is hoped to offset
the Influence "which the pres3 of tha
country has exercised on the people In
arraying them against the action of tha
Republican party" In Congress."
At the same time, the Democratic com.
mlttee Is very busy sending out literature,
and their speeches so far, are almost all
on the Puerto Rlcan question. The re
markable thing about It Is that among
the speeches being used by the Democrats
aro several delivered by Republicans 1ft
Congress. The speech of Llttlefield in tha
House, and of Davis, Proctor and other
anti-tariff Senators, are regarded as the
best kind of Democratic campaign docu
ments, and are being eagerly sought after.
The Deweys at a Dinner.
WASHINGTON, April 12. John R. Mc
Lean and Mrs. McLean entertained at din
ner tonight Admiral and Mrs. Dewey and
Mrs. Perry Belmont of New York: Mrs.
Adams Brooke and Mrs. Melsener, ot New
Xear Relntlve of Washington.
WASHINGTON. April 12. Ebenezer
Burgh Ball, the nearest surviving rela
tive of George Washington, died this
morning, aged 84 years.
Money-Order System for Xorne.
WASHINGTON, April 12. The Postoffico
Department has arranged to provide a
Arst-clasa money-order system for Cap
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