MAY DROP THE MATTER. President Wishes to Avoid Trouble Over Sampson-Schley Affair. . New York, ot. . 6. A special to the Herald from Washington ays: President Presi-dent McKinley may not re-submit to the senate the nomination of Hear Admirals Sampson and Schley for advancement ad-vancement in recognition of the victory .t Santiago. The administration is disposed to a vi id a renewal of the bitter contest between friends of the two officers, and may finally decide to let the matter drop. When Rear Admiral Samps.m was here he talked with Secretary long on the matter of re-submittinj the nominations. He is naturally gratified grat-ified at the support received from the administration, but does not want to embarrass the president or secretary. Hear Admiral Schley has many friends who will support his claims for recognition, recog-nition, and some of them may propose a lii'.l creating the grade of vice admiral, ad-miral, in the hope that the president will appoint him to the position.