New York Times, August 15, 1898

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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1898, New York, New York "All the News That's Fit to Print" Witt FINANCIAL REVIEW and QDOTATIQH 8UPPLBHEHT THE WEATHER. Partly cloudy; varia- ble winds COPTMQHTED, IMS. BT THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY. Wltb FINANCIAL RE7IEW and QUOTATION SUPPLEMENT VOL. XLVII...NO. NEW YORK, MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 1898. PRICE THREE CENTS. THE NEWS CONDENSED. Cash No. 2 red. cosh corn, No. 2 mixed, Me; cash cotton. 6c. A TRUCE IN PUERTO RICO 1. C. Daly waa badly hurt In a runaway accident on tho Coney Island Itoulevard. lie and his family being thrown from their carriage. Five men were swept from the deck of tho yacht Leona by the heavy towllne of the tusi Honeybrook, which passed over it. The Leona was anchored three miles east of Boston Light, and three lives were lost. Four more 'ransports arrived at Montnuk with more than 3.000 oHlcera and men. Among them wero Col. Roosevelt nnd Gene. Wheeler, who came on the Miami. On the St. Louis 'here had been one death from yellow fever, but there were no re- maining suspicious cases of sickness. Pnsce 2. A letter was sent to President McKlnley by the Merchants' Association on Saturday, congratulating him on the signing of the peae-o protocol. The Rouph Riders who have been In Jersey City several days wero ordered to Mon- Point. Other troops passed through that city on their way to the camp. Two larRe barges were hired to bo used as de- tention hospitals at the camp. The last of the troops from Cuba, who fame north on the Seguranca. were landed >e.sterday. and the vessel was returned to the Ward Line. The discharged soldiers, who disembarked at the Battery, were tattere-d and dirty, but cheerful, and free- ly recounted their experiences. n. Gen. Macias First Declined to Re- spect the Flag Sent Out by Gen. Wilson. CORPORAL SWANSON KILLED At a mooting of the Central Branch of the Young Men's Christian Association In Brooklyn yesterday, the Rev. Dr. Kerr Boyce Tupper told how he converted Cupt. John W. Philip of the Texas. Page G. John BrantlRan. who admitted that he had robbed several churches, was arrested In Hoboken yesterday. It Is reported from Newark that while In town ;i few days ago, Lieut. Hobson, hero of the- Merrlmac. saved a cripple from being run down by a trolley car. An man without money. In walking I mm Neiibtirij to Cjmp Black, where It- expected to nnd his ion. fell exhausted In Huokbn. and wag taken to a hos- pital. The HPV. Dr Robert Falrbalrn, Warden of Si Stfphen'b College. Annandale, has li.-di rttirtd after thirty-six years, and all tlit- members of the Faculty have been dismissed. Republican leaders mot at Manhattan Beach yisti-id.iy and Chairman Odell Is- sued .1 call for the State Convention to iind at the Fifth Avenue Hotel on Sat- lu-'l.u- to IK a date for the Stato Conven- tion Two tailors and about forty New Jer- s. volunteers from Fort Wadsworth rna.lf a tald at South Reach resorts and tore down thu flags of Cuba. inniii of together with the Stars ami Stnprs were used for decorations. Tin i alders then burned the Hags, while the on-lookers cheerul. Other Americans Wounded In an En- gagement with Spaniards Near Enemy Driven from His Guns. MADRID. Aug. 14-4 P. M.-The Govern- ors General of Cuba and Puerto Rico have acknowledged the receipt of the news of tho suspension of hostilities oetween tho United States and Spain, and announce tho carrying out of the orders. An order has been issued by the Captain General of Madrid suspending the publica- tion of the Republican newspaper El Pals. Reports from Havana slate that the bom- bardment of Manzanlllo lasted from 3 o'clock until 0 In the evening, and that at- tacks were made by the Insurgents at va- rious points. During the engagement fifteen Spaniards were killed. The American com- mander summoned the town to surrender, giving the authorities three hours In which to capitulate. LAST FIGHT IN PUERTO IUCO A Corporal Killed nnd of Our Men Wounded. HEADQUARTERS OF GEN. WILSON AT COAMO, Aug. Wilson this morning sent a party with a flag of truco to notify the Spaniards of the suspension of hostilities, but the flag was not respected. This was by order of Governor General Maclas. As Gen. Maclas hag no communi- cation with Madrid, he may thus cut himself off from official notification of the situation, although natives, have been sent through the Spanish lines to spread the news that a cessation of hostilities had been ordered. The soldiers of the American Army gener- ally receive the news of peace with delight, although some are disappointed that there Is to be no further fighting, .and many ofll- cers express regret at the suspension of hostilities In the midst of tho campaign.. Ge'n. Wilson moved one Lancaster battery out to the front yesterday afternoon for tho purpose of shelling the Spanish position on from Sagasla. As soon as the protocol was signed, information to that effect was cabled to Paris to be translated from French to Spanish, put Into cipher, and transmitted to Sagasta. This delay and difference In time between Washington and Madrid, five' hours, pre- vented tho news from reaching Sngasta be- fore Saturday morning. The Minister lost little time In advising Blanco of the cessa- tion of hostilities. His message reached. New York yesterday and was hastily sent to Havana. It simply advised Blanco of the signing of the Instrument, Ihe cessa- tion of hostilities, and ordersJ him to blop all warlike movements. The Governor General had received, how- ever, earlier Information from an unofficial source. In the afternoon Friday, short- ly after the protocol was signed. Gen. Greely telegraphed to Havana, Informing Gen. Blanco of the conclusion of negotia- tions and the assurance of peace. Of course, Ihe Governor General could not recognize such advices, and had to await the receipt of dispatches from his homo Government. DEWEY NOT YET INFORMED. News of the Cessation of Hostilities Will Be Hurried to Him from Hongkong. HONGKONG, Aug. of the ces- sation of hostilities between the United States and Spain was received here yester- day. Tho British steamer Australian, bound for Sydney, New South Wales, was chartered to carry the news to Manila. No other vessel was available for the purpose, owing to the prevalence of typhoons. WASHINGTON. Aug. has-not yet ended in the Far East. It is not likely that it will end before Tuesday of this week. The blockade been raised from the coast of Cuba, the American armies are melting away from before Santiago, and the troops will soon begin leaving Puerto Rico, which they have conquered merely by appearing there under the flag of the free and progressive Republic. When the protocol was signed last Fri- day afternoon at a dispatch was Imme- diately sent to Admiral Dewey advising him of the cessation of hostilities. Friday afternoon here was Saturday morn- Ing In Hongkong, where the dispatch had to be sent. It has been the custom of the Admiral to havo a dispatch boat In Hongkong either on Saturday or Monday, uut none arrived expresses doubt If a Government which has allowed llself to be dragged Into a war will acquil Itself well by negotiating LONDON, Aug. Madrid corre- spondent of Tho Doily Moll say a: The comments of the press on the proto- col are a veritable funeral hymn on tho de- struction of the Spanish colonial empire. Some days ago the desire for peace made the people close their eyes to tho price, but now, upon reading the protocol, they realize that the cost Is the loss of that empire which Spain hod conquered with so much glory, and that Spain now falls to the sec- ond rank among the nations. The public mind Is stunned and there Is general mourn- ing. Gen. Blanco telegraphs that Havana IB greatly agitated by the news of '.ho signing of the protocol, nnd that much anxiety Is manifested to learn tho conditions, which have not yet been published. Some uneasi- ness is felt regarding the effect that the text of the protocol may have on the Span- ish volunteers In Havana. Many news- papers express grief and despair that tho men who brought disaster on Spain by lack of foresight, organization, and ability should continue to govern the country." MADRID. Aug. city, was patrolled by police last night, but perfect tranqulllty prevails. The publication of the protocol produced keen disappointment BO for as It refers to (he Philippines, where It had been hoped Spain would preserve her sovereignty Intact. Clause III. of tho protocol dispels this Illusion. Echoing public feeling the Independent and opposition papers bitterly criticise the clause as affording pretext for curtailing Spanish sovereignty In an archipelago where control or Interference of a foreign power would make the natives ungovernable. MR. CROKER STOLE AWAY Tammany Leader Started for a Driver and Has Been Missiny at Saratoga Ever Since. NOBODY KNOWS WHERE HE IS There Has Been No Heal Test of Strength Between Hill and Croker Are Hopeful and in Earnest. SARATOGA, Aug. camo lo light to- night that Richard Croker had disappeared. He went out for a drive at 1 o'clock this afternoon with his private secretary, Thom- as F. Smith, and, Mr. Smith said, they -were going to Fire Commissioner Sounnell's cot- tage. Early In the evening Mr. Smith came back without Mr. Croker. Then It was discoveied that Just before leaving, .Mr. Croker had paid his bill at the. hotel and had said hu was going away for a day or two. Mr. Smith was asked where he waa and replied, Why, I left him at In a .Tf-sey City church an double wan witnessed. A woman's, fu- neial w.i.s held and her infant daughter SAGASTA SURE TO CONTROL. Mr--. Anno R Miller of Wnst Eighty-fifth Stie.-t was killnl bj Jumping from a Co- lumbus Aviiuie caule car at Hlglity-fourth Street. I'n Be 8. National oTianlsmen wero discussing the of oiflcers who have resigned from the volunteer service. It IH said they will retain their foinier positions. Central I'nion delegates complain that motormen and grlpmt-n will not slop for passengers. Labor organizations may turn out '.o welcome the victorious fleet. The new eK-vated station platforms at One Hundred und Twenty-ninth Street weie opened to tr.itllc-. and through trains to Tremont will be run piobab'y on and after to-day. Acme measures were being taken to check Hie epidemic of dysentery In the Hebrew Orphan Asylum The water is supposed to to bla.ii-, but the building Is being fxacuateU and will be thoroughly over- hauled Letters been received by Stephen E. Barton of the lied Cross from Miss Clara [Jarion anil Charles II. H. Cottrell, de- the conditions: at Santiago on Jul> Miss announced that nil tlit hungry were being fed. and Mr. Cot- tri-ll .let-land that the timely arrival of :he Cuban Kolk-f Committee's cargo on the Stale of saved the lives of hun- dreds of soldiers. ArrUals at Hotels and Out-of-Town Buyers. -Page Marine Intelligence and Foreign Page :t. Yesterday's 2. Losses bj 'J. Real EstsUe 7. Markets 0. PEACE COMMISSION'S MEMBERS Judge Day, Justice McKenna, Gen. Porter, Senator Lodge, and Mr. Coudert Are Mentioned. the crest of the mountain at the head of, the pass through which the road winds. Tho enemy occupied a position of great natural strength, protected by seven lines of In- trgnchment3and a battery of two howitzers. were eager for the fray, and earlier the day had fired upon Col. Bid- die of the Engineer Corpb, who, with a pla- toon of Troop C of New York, was recon- noililng on their right flank. our battery rounded a curve In the yards away, the enemy opened an artillery and Infantry lire. Four com- panies of the Third Wisconsin, which were pobted on the bluffs to the right of the road, were not permitted to respond to the Infantry fire. The guns advanced at a gal- lop In the face of a terrlllc lire, were un- llmbored, and were soon hurling common Hhell and shrapnel at the enemy at a lively rate, striking the emplacements, batteries, and Intrenchments with the rhythmic regu- larity of a triphammer. The enemy ioon abandoned one gun, but continued to serve tho other at Intervals for over -an hour. They hud our range, und their shrapnel burst repeatedly over our men. The frag- ments of one shell killed Corp. Swanson of Company L, and seriously wounded Corp. Yunke und Privates Bunco and Vought. Capt. Paget, the British army officer who is with the American forces for the- pur- pose of observing the operations In the Held, distinguished himself by aiding Dr. Woodbury. Hero Capt. Lee and Private Slzer of Com- pany F were wounded by Mauser bullets. In about two hours the enemy abandoned the other gun, and the men began to flee from the" Intrenchments toward a banana grove In the gorge. Our guns shelled them us they ran. One gun was now ordered to advance lo a position a. quarter of a mile further on. It haJ just reached the new position when Spanish Infantry reinforcements filed Into the tranches and fired down a deadly tire upon our men, compelling the battery to retire at a gallop. Then both the enemy's howitzers reopened and shrapnel screamed and Mau- sers sung. Another gun galloped from the rear, but our ammunition was exhausted. Ueut. Malnes was shot In the body by a Mauser just before his gun retired, the ball following a rib. The orders Issued for two companies to advance were countermanded and the firing soon ceased. Col. Bliss of Gen. Wilson's staff went for- ward to the enemy's lines with a flag of truce, nnd explained that peace negotiations WASHINGTON, Aug. composi- tion of the Peace Commission was much dis- cussed to-day, but no final selections. It appears, have as yet been made. From high authority it -was PL-ported to-night that the President has under consideration the fol- lowing: Judge Day, Justice McKenna, Gen. Horace Porter, Senator Lodge, and Fred- eric R. Coudert. Ambassidor Porter Is especially consid- ered because o( his knowledge of French and his presence lit Paris. It la gald that Senator Davis would have been selected, but lor the fact that ho has a close political contest en hand. W. C. DALY BADLY HTJBT. Team IJU llunn Aivuy nail He nnd Kunilly Are Thrown Oat. William C. Daly, the well-known turf- man, waa badly hurt In a runaway acci- dent whllo driving yesterday with aoveral members of his family, near his residence at Sheepshead Bay. Mr. Dally left his residence In Meek Lane with his wlfo and two children and his sister-in-law. The party were In a two- seated surrey, behind a pole team of trottters, valued at several thousand dollars. The party had scarcely left tho house when Ihe surrey pole broke, and the frightened horses dashed Into tho Coney Island Boulevard and started, on a wild run toward Coney Island. After running a quarter of a mile the surrey wan forced against a tree and tho occupants wore hurled headlong to the street. They were picked up by a party of wheelmen and carried to a near-by hotel, where they wero attended by Dr. Pettltt of Sheepshead Bay Road. Mr. Daly had sustained a dislocation of the right shoulder, and was badly cut and bruised about the face and body. The women and children were only slightly bruised, but all suffered from shock, and will tw> confined to their beds for several days. .The party was later taken borne In a carriage. The horses were caught near Conoy Island. They were uninjured, but aurray wu were almost concluded, and that their posi- tion waa untenable, and demanded their sur- render. The commander asked until to- morrow morning In order that he might communicate with Governor General Maclas at San Juan. Gen. Wilson and his staff viewed to-day's action from a hill at the right of the bat- tery. The enemy's guns were fir d from a high elevation with low The Span- lards have tho ranges as accurately as they had at Santiago. Their posMlon from the, front Is almost Impregnable, uut It can be turned. Estimates of the strength of the enemy from 500 to Their position la five miles from Albonlto. Tell the American General, If he desires to avoid further shedding of blood to re- main wher-3 he Is." This Is the reply that the Spanish com- mander, Col. Nuevlllas, sent to Qen. Wil- son's demand for the surrender of Albonlto made last night. PONCE, Puerto lUco, Aug. The peace news has stopped all forward movement of the American Army In Puerto Rico. Gen. Wilson, at Coamo, and Gen. Schwan at Mayaguez, will remain at those places. Gen. Henry, who is at Utuado, will return to Adjuntas. and Gen. Brooke, who had advanced beyond Guyoma, will return to that town. Qen. Miles expects to do nothing pending the arrival at San Juan of the Peace Com- missioners. BLANCO GETS OFFICIAL NEWS. on Saturday. The fact that the Consul has hired a ves- sel to carry the news causes no surprise In Washington, as It la known that the Consul could assume such authority under the cir- cumstances. The voyage from Hongkong to Manila Is about sixty to seventy hours of steaming, or two and a half days. If the message could have left Hongkong yesterday. It would reach Dewey by Tuesday, but now It can hardly reach him before Thursday, even If the dispatch boat should leave Hongkong to-morrow. f This Is not at all certain, and It la quite probable, therefore, that war may rage around Manila all this week. It Is certainly In progress there still, and there Is no likelihood of the Navy Department hear- ing anything from Dewey until Saturday or next Sunday. This seems an anomaly In modern war, where the telegraph and sub- marine cables should be able to take a dis- patch to any purl of the globe In a very short time. In earlier times of course war continued until the slow arrival of the sailing ship, and many Important battles have been fought cfter the signing of the treaty of peace, as, for instance, the battle of New Orleans In the war of 1812-14, but Manila up to May 1 was connected with the rest of tho world by cable. That cable still remains al- though one end Is sealed up In Hong- kong, and the-other Is "anchored somewhero In the Bay of Manila. There Is no possibility of having It used to put an end to the war, and thus Spain, by her own act, aids an enemy. Inflicting upon her possessions and her armies and citizens unnecessary Injuries. The cable to Manila Is operated by the Eastern Cable Company. It Is subsidized by Spain, and cannot be operated, except by the permission of the Spanish Govern- ment. This permission was withdrawn as scon as Admiral Dewey got Into position to make use of the wire. On June 1 the cable people asked Spain to allow them to use the cable In a neutral manner, open to all, but Sagasta Indignantly refused. The company thereupon sealed up the Hongkong end and Dewey has cut and anchored the Manila end at some point where he can keep hln eye uoon It. This peculiar situation will enable Dewey and Merritt to strike a heavy and telling blow at Manila th s.week. If they have not already captured the city. It gives them time' to carry out the programme of tho No Trouble Exiiecteil Even If Some Itotlgn. LONDON, Aug. Tlm'es's Madrid correspondent, telegraphing Sunday, says: The publication of the protocol has not made much Impression because the con- tents were already known. The only doubt- ful point referred to the time of the con- vocation of the Cortes. Although there Is a strong Cabinet dissension on this point, some apprehending a crisis, little Import- ance need be attached to It, because It Is even unlikely that In the event of one or two Ministers resigning the course of the peace negotiations will be seriously affect- ed, because. In tlio long run, Sagasta Is cer- tain to have his own way. Meanwhile ho allows his colleagues to discuss the subject freely and wisely keeps his own counsel. There Is no conceivable doubt that the Cortes will approve of peace, and the date of the convocation of the Corles can only affect personal party Inter- ests. It Is too soon to speak confidently of the Impression the preliminary conditions of peace, when examined closely, will make on the Spanish people generally, but there Is no doubt the news of the termination of hos- tilities will bo received by a great majority with satisfaction. During the lost few weeks there has been a great change In public opinion. Though It was universally recognized from the beginning that In the long run America would prove herself stronger than Spain, It was generally expected that the bravery, dash, and tenacity of the Spanish army and navy would In some measure counterbal- ance the superiority of the United States In population and resources, and that con- sequently the conditions of peace would not be very onerous. This Illusion was dis- pelled by the destruction of Cervera's squadron, the capitulation of Santiago, and other well-known Incidents of the campaign, and gradually the conviction spread Spain was evidently Incapable of defending herself, the sooner she made peace the bet- ter. It may pretty safely be assumed, there- fore, that the decision of the Government will be generally approved. Whether the Government will subsequently be called to account for negligence In Its preparation for war, and for the manner In which the cam- paign was conducted, Is another question." FOUEIGV NEWSPAPER COMMENT. Transmitted Through American Offi- fcy Way of New York. WASHINGTON, Aug. Blanco did not receive official notice of the signing of the protocol and the cessation of hostilities until last night. This official notice came through this country, was received at New York, and transmitted over our wires, and through our officials to the Governor Gen- eral. Despite all rumors to the contrary, the Government la confident that Blanco la still war, and to get possession of the city, which the protocol provides for, and, also, to prove to Aguinaldo that this country will have Its way In tho Philippines, and is not simply playing the bloody game of war to establish another volcanic republic. The Navy Department expects to receive startling news trom Manila by the end of the week. It Is not at all Improbable that Merrltt and the victor of Manila may have already struck a blow th it will clear up the situation and change our destiny, as In- timated In the protocol with regard to the Philippines and tho East. MADRID PAPERS ON PEACE. They .Generally Accept the Natlon'B Defeat with Bitter Only a Few Contented. MADRID, Aug. Pals to-day print- ed the text of tho protocol signed by the United States and Spain with mourning borders, and says: Spain, without colonies, Is reduced to the role of a third-rate power." El Impartial says: Peace will not bring to Spain even the rest ahe so much needs after three years and a half of war." El Naclon says bitterly: If Spain had at least been vanquished only after a furious and heroic struggle, she could resign her- self. Peace with the United States will only be a momentary respite from our mis- fortune." El Liberal says the article in the protocol relating to the Philippines does not indicate that anything good for Spain will be fixed upon: and the question will not be settled favorably for her. El Qlobo, pines for peace Spain and the United States and eays the communications on Eastern ques- tions which Day and Cambon have signed begin the first chapter In a new history of Europe. El Tlempo (Conservative) says: Peace is an accomplished fact. The bitterness of de- feat does not prevent us from seeing with satisfaction the end of the war." The New Yorlt Times Quoted by Lou NnmeBuke. LONDON, Aug. Times this morn- ing comments editorially upon the generous. universal recognition of tho part which President McKlnley has played throughout the war between the United States and Spain, and says: If foreign observers might presume to have an opinion upon his conduct It would probably be that President McKlnley has kept his finger constantly upon the National pulse, and has known how to stimulate and direct National thought without too mark- edly outrunning Its movement. Everything has been done In the open, every move has been discussed as a possi- bility all over the United States before the Government was Irrevocably committed one way or the other, and the rebult of this cautious, tentative policy Is that where he stands at this moment the President haa the whole American people at his back. We do not know that there can be any higher statesmanship for a President gov- erning under the Constitution of the United States. It is noteworthy that while the Span- lards, who are usually regarded ae chival- rous, romantic, and mediaeval, have turned first to the financial aspect "of the situation, the Americans, who are usually supposed to be intensely practical, have as yet hardly given a thought to the financial or eco- nomic side of the question. What occupies, the American people at this moment Is not the cost of the war, the value of their ac- quisitions, or the balance of the profit and loss account, bu' the moral result of the struggle and the nature of the Ideas which It stimulates. Whether Bryanlsm Is dead or only sleep- Ing, whether the smaller Issues of party warfare are superseded by large and worthy conceptions of National policy or only thrown for the time Intf the background, there can be no doubt that tho war has had and will have a profound effect upon Amer- ican ideas and alms. Not only has 11 reno- vated the Idea of National unity, Impaired by the great civil struggle, but it has sup- plied that sense of contact with external forces whloh IB probably one of the most potent Influences In favor of maintaining tho National spirit. The Antilles themselves Introduce a nov- el element Into American life, and open up questions upon which parties may differ greatly and worthily. This In Itself Is a gain, and one which was more or less con- scientiously sought when the war waa un- dertaken. The perilous unrest spoken of by THH NEW YORK TIMES was a leal National evil which sprang directly, so far an for- eigners can judge, from the disappearance Scannell's. If he has left there 1 haven't the slightest idea of where he Is." Commis- sioner Scannell, when been at his cottage, bald, Why, I haven't seen Mr, Croker this morning." It was suggested that he had gone to a dinner Maurice Untermyer gave to-night at Moons-on-the-Lake. When Mr. Untermyer returned lo town ho said he had seen noth- ing of htm. I he said, that he must be stopping with a friend somewhere. If he had gone for any length of time It seems to me he would surely have let me Know, as we are going to the Woods to- gether. We start for my cottage, .at Round Lake on Tuesday night. He bus not can- celed the engagement, HO he will be back. I shouldn't be at all surprised, however. If he had gone to Rlchlleld Springs, where his family Is htappplng, but If he has he won't stay long." Among the numerous rumors which started when Mr. Croker's disappearance was discovered was one that he had heard serious reports of some doings of Mr. Hill up ihe State and had hurried away to con- sult with Senator Murphy at Troy or Long Branch. It was the prevailing opinion, however, that lie hud gone to see his family, and It Is believed that he will return to-morrow or Tuesday. His disappearance worries the less promi- nent politicians who are scurrying about searching for definite Information. They cannot decide whether It la worth while to pay hotel bills here for another day or two In expectation of the chief's return or leave for their homes ut once. No Tent Between the Leadern. In spite of the opinions of a good many of the Tammany politicians here that Mr. Croker haa proved that ho Is the controlling V.ower In tho parly organization of the State and the opinions of just as many Hill men that the former Senator is undoubtedly the paity leader thcio hay yet been no allow of hands. There has been nothing to prove how the Stato Committee stands In regard to the two men, urd If there is a struggle for supremacy between Mr. Hill and the leader of Tammany Hull Its result will not come to light until the Democrats gather ut Syra- cuse for the convention. It Is nevertheless interesting to hear the Tammany and the Hill men give tholr absolute proofs" that 't Is- no longer a question who Is at the helm. The Croker men suy, of course, Mr. Croker showed that he Is the party leader when lie went Into tho meeting of the Stato Committee and duggcstea a plan of action which was fol- lowed by that body. The Hill men say why, of course, Hill showed that he's tho boss. He's got six out of the ten members In the Stato Committee, and the convention goes to Syracuse, which is just uhere lie wanted It." In fuct, there are Just as many arguments on one side as on the other, which leads som'o of the leaders who have not taken an active part In this spirited discussion to say that Mr. Croker and Mr. Hill had come out of the affair equahy well and that It looks as If on minor matters, at any rate, there had been some sort of an agreement be- tween them for tha sake of party harmony. Is no doubt of a great falling off In tho Republican vole In the up-the-Statc coun- ties. He says there will be a landslide for tho Democrats on election day. The Tam- many leaders figure from the reports re- ceived by the commltfcemcn that their will carry the State by TiO.OOO plurality. Senator Thomas F. Grady says Tam- many will aurely give a great Democratic vote and that the indications show a vi-ry bright prospect In all parts of the State. Tho new Campaign Committee la likely to take most of the work of the State Com- mittee off Its hands. It Is possible that the campaign funds .will be turned over to the new committee and that It will have full charge In conducting the campaign. The committee's Chairman, Senator McCarren, is friendly to Mr Croker, a fact that gives tho Tammany men a great deal of hope. Close friends of Mr. Hill say It IB absurd to take tho reports of a great boom for Mayor Van Wyck for Governor seriously. The Taminuny leaders, Bay, would never thlni of nominating the Mayor. point out that his nomination would leave his present office vacant and necessitate a new election. The entire Van Wyck boom Is being curried around by Augustus Sent u of Buffalo nild Register Fromme. Both these men are talking Van Wyck to every- body they mtet. Ii wns they who started whatever talk there Is .ibout tho Mayor, and they seem to find dilllculty In arousing oth- ers to their degree of enlhuMabm for their cundldute. The .Mayor himself has been quoted as saying lie would not accept the nomination, but lib said to-day. I have not talked about this matter to a soul. I have given out no Interviews, and I tftlck to my rule of saying nothing for publication." Some of the Tammany men say the Hill men were all f-jr the Mayor as second choice after Elliot Danforth. und that they were much disappointed to learn that Tammany objected to leaving the Mayor's oillce va- cant. It Is taken for granted by the Democrats hero thut Corporation Counsel Whalen Is to bo given a nomination for the Supreme Court bench. There Is alto a strong belief that Maurice Untermyer will be nominated for the Supreme Cby some of the women. It's a strange said Blmberg, the button man, the way the ladles clamor for the Van Wyck button. It appears that he is a great favorite with them." The Canal Scandal a Factor. The reports brought hero from different parts of the State by the me'mbers of tho State Committee show, the Tammany lead- era say, that there is a great Increase In Democratic sentiment In the country dis- tricts, owing to the canal scandal. John Wore Swept from, the Leona'a Deck by a Bargi'a Towlino Near Boston Light. BOSTON, Aug. sloop yacht Leona, with seventeen men aboard, while anchored outsldo of Boston Light, was run Into by a barge in tow of the tug Honey- brook, and Jive men were swept from tho deck by tho heavy towltnc. Two of the number, C. W. Sellman and Albert Noi- dall, were drowned; another. Augustus Cas- person. was killed by being Jammed between tho towltnc und the deck, while the other two. Peter Nelson and John HarktnsoiL, although sustaining Injuries, were rescued. The Deona left City Point late laat night with a fishing party from Cambridge, ai.J about 2 o'clock anchored three miles oast of Boston Light. Capt. Guyer, who had charge of the sloop, claims that anchor lights were Immediately set, and the party turned in far a few hours" alccp Shortly after tho tug Honeybrook, with three Jer- sey Central barges, came across the bay, and ilia tug, after dropping one of the barges, which was bound for this cllj, started off with the other two for Salem. It was jus', after this that the accident oc- curred, eitncr because of the light on the yacht not being seen or the swinging cf ono of the barges. The tug cleared the yacht all right, but the llrst barge struck tho sloop a glancing blow without causing much damage, but throwing all on board into u panic. They rushed on. deck, and live of them were swept off by the towllno, which connected the first and sec- ond Just how Casperson met his death la not definitely known, but when lie was taken fro.n the water there was a dark muik across Ills thropt, and he gave every ap- pearance of having been strangled. The tug dropped the two barges and start- ed to aaslsi the yacht, but as she uas not sinking the crew of the Honeybrook began a search for the two missing men. Nothing was seen of them, and aftt.-r three hours' search tho tug continued on to Salem, while tho sloop, with Casperson's body, came ur to tho city. Later In the ouy the police boat went down to the scene of the collision, but did not recover the bodies of Sellman and Nor- dell. All three unfortunate men were mar- ried, and Sellman and Nordcll left fami- lies. MONTAUK, L 1. Aug. 1 1-Four mo-8 Govcinmuiit tiuliM orth, the St. Louis, luncln Miami, and Maiu-iwaii. m UKgreKatii ot ovir M (AHJ ollie-eis and nieii who have' seen .se-ivle'e In Cuba, unveil Inio to-day, and theie1 are now nearU sol- diers ut this plan, about in lh' del ii- tlon camps, ami the' balance- .-Ull oir vessels tlnit brought ilieni. On the Miaiiil win Ceil. Thro ioi Roose- velt, Gen. JIK .lue Wheeler, Jr and (jMI olllce-rs and m (1 by the irnntl'ie- otlli er and he v. ill stay on the- Miami until stbout 11 o'elmlt IM- niofow itioinliiK when lie- ditiiubuk with Gen. he-olcr A llttlj boat fiom ono of ll-e mini rjns Ktifiim liiunclus In the buy lieie nl out to the' Miami to Kicct Col. I'lniu was a band on bu.nd, whuh VUn u Johiill) Conns MuiehliiK and tlni party on boaid the. haul oh. ered the i -don- I. The> were not allowi d to Old iranspon. but the Colonel In ird tin .In MM :ind came on dick waging his hat and je- the clue-is THE WEATHER. local forecast may he found ut the top of thlh to tilt! right of tliu title. Heavy rain- have occurred In tlio Atlantic Coast, Norfolk reporting C Inches of rainfall In about six hours; Lynchburg and Capo May reported no rain; Washing- ton City light rains, and Raleigh 014. Thunderstorms and showers havo occuirecl In the Middle Mississippi Valley. The temperature hus risen In the Upper Missouri Valley and the lake regions, ana has remained nearly stationary elsewhere. The pressure continues high from the Mis- sissippi River to the Atlantic Coast anU olT the North Pacltlc Const. Generally fair weather may be expected in'all districts, preceded by showers lu the" Middle Mississippi Valley nnj on the Mid- dle Atlantic Coast. The temperature will rlso In the Middle Mississippi Valley ana tho upper lake regrlon. and will probably fall In tho Northern Hocky Mountain re- gion. The of temperature for the twenty- four ended at midnight, tuketi from TUB NEW YORK TIUEB'S thermometer und from the thermometer of the Weather Bu- reau, Is as follows: TIMES. IbJJS. 3 A. US 0 A. M..............W 07 70 1) A. 09 12 M.................78 74 78 4 P. 74 7H 0 p. M..............77 73 77 0 P. M..............70 70 74 12 p. M..............74 70 7a TUB TIMEB'B thermometer Is U feet above the street level; that of the Weather Bu- reau 1185 feet above the street level. Average temperatures yesterday were ns follows: Printing House Square....................7-1 Weuther Bureau date, 1807..................7.: Corresponding date for last twenty yoars.7: The highest temperature yesterday was at 1 P. M.. and the lowest was at G A. M. The humidity at 8 A. M. was Itt Flanagan; leader, say. thai. ptTout, at 8 P. M. 02 per cant. II'H .Moil I.nnileil. C1K1 officers and men of the Sixth and Thlite-eiith Infant! y who t mm- oil the- 1K> l.incU wie- hinded late this an-l llirlr disembarkation In siring- m- tiaat V.K11 that of the- troops I mdul e irll' I In the- day frJin the- Gale Cuj On boaid the barge- that traiiafenid in Honi tho transnott the bund Ing surrlnif patriotic airs and the soldiers cheeied .IK nil and again As soon .is tney land df U-chmeia-i nl tlm .Ninth ami TVnlli l'nite-d State.-, Iniuitij. two of the Hi cntv-lit w Yolk Volunteers, and lumpiis of th-j Hough HIde-r.s, In all K7J oIlk-Ms m llu QnarU'rm.n-t-i's Uepartnnnt upon the 11 bltloil .if tin- Mai me antliorltU s fabt ah a man Is b.ulu d :uul i t- cd hi- will be li.uihforted to i D irm and wlK-n slu- bus a full load on the will be lamli-u ill tile Qiiar.iruini- .Station. They will "l "nee plm ed In the ill ti nimn i-iinip watched for lu e n- ns Not :i mm will bo allow e-I '.o tin nor will one be allou-J to enter. Piovisuins will be deposited :it the dead line, and the; quarantined men will tlu-m. It Is a sore lilb.ippolnlinoiu t.i tho and friends of the men to rompelU-d to wait flvo befoie thi y will be permitted to shuke hands with tlielr deur oiu s, but no exceplloiiH will be- made undi r un> clreum- Htance-s, and the period of Incubation will hove to lupse- befoie- or letter can leave the delrntlor amp The VlBllanclii, which from San- tlaRO on Monday, AUK- -S brought ctrs und me-n of tho Sixth nnd Thlttee-nth United Stnte-i Infantry. Whon ohe .snll time- was there any yellow fever noticed, and there will theroforo bo no necessity of fumls-itlng or .disinfecting the Hhlp. Gen. Ames is In lommand of troops who catm on the In a stutenienl K-ven out by E. M. 'Mngruiler, ehlcf of the M'ulne Ho.spltnl heie, on the condition of the troops, he Bald ho anticipated no trouble- In chucking uny outbreak of yellow fever which mlirht occur among tha troops wha wore ;