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V0L L VIL Xo 18,447.
NEW YORK. TUESDAt. MAY 18, 1897. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
THE GREEK ARMY CRUSHED.
DOjIOKO TA KEN BY THE TVRKS
THE CROWN PRINCE FORCED TO RE?
TREAT AFTER A RATTLE LAST?
ING SEVEN HOC US.
gDHEM TACHA ATTACKE.? THE GREEK UNES IN
OVERWHELMING Fon^E REPt I?SED, THE
OTTOMAN SOI.niE'vY nKTrnjTKD TO THE
ASPAIT.T WITH ur.M-:v\T.I> PUCRCX
NESS--PCTAII-? OF THE BATTUE.
London, May IS?"The Daily Telegraph's"
eorrespondent at Ylenra .?.ay? th?* following dis?
patch was rec.iv-i-,1 there late last night from a
correspondent with the Turkish for?to? In Thes
laly, telegraphing late last night, ?ay?:
' Edhem Tacha has moved on from point to
point and finally occupied Domoko. The Creeks
have sustained a crushing defeat.''
A dispatch to "The Time?" from Athens says
that the following tel,gram has been received
from the Crown PriBCC Constant n:
"Our right winj?; un?l??r C ?lonel M-astrapas has
been compe.Dd to retreat. It still holds Yeuss!.
tut may find It necessar* to retire on Phourka
Tas?. It was n?-<??-ssary to bring up all the re?
serves In order to repulse the furious attacks <>f
the enemy. Our wounded have been sent to
Lamia. The conduct of the army was praise?
"The Dally Chronicle's" correspondent ot
Athens says the following Is the offl? lal account
of the fighting yesterday:
"Over fifty thousand Turks simultaneously and
continuously attacked our whale Un? with the
greatest fierceness <~>u ? artillery a:.-l lnfantry
_id splendid w.irk. TwI-p all the regiments of
the enemy waver-d and Had though their attack
vas roen renewed with fresh force?, which In
turn we were able o hurl back.
"The stubborn resistance and splendid vigor of
our troops finally ?-?impelled the enemy to glv?*
way altogether. All the atta?ks on our left were
' ? ?:, our rl?cht we dir! n?-?t fare so well. The first
Attack of the enemy was repulsed! but they
massed In Immense f?>rces for the next attack.
Our first 11m wavered and was broken; and the
wing would have been turned but for the timely
arrival of the reser*. ? s.
"Still the enemy had gained ground which It
was then Impossible to regain; and we, therefore,
fell back on P.oiisi.
"The Turks had .".0.000 troops, with 30,000 re?
serves. < ?ur force was only 3.".O0"?. We have
lost heavily, but the enemy must have lost
The latest news from the neat of hostilities, by
the way of Ath"ns, shows that the battle yester?
day ceased about 9 o'clock in the evening, bat will
probably be resumed this morning. Thus far no
account of the fighting has been received from
the Turkish side It Is evid-mt fr?>m the Greek
account that the ?.reeks have suffered a serious
defeat; and If the left wing has given way, as
ax-fears pr?.hable, Edhem Pacha may be able to
cut ??ff the ?"?reek retreat and to separate General
?gmolenskl. at Sourpl, from the main army.
Th.? le Edhem Pacha'? reply to the foolish at?
tempt of Colonel Manos to snatch a victory in
The dispatches from Athens represent the
populace as astounded wh?-i the news of the
f.ghtlng came. They had hop*d to the last that
the Powers would prevent Turkey from going
further. One report represents the ??reek Oov
errm.ent as threatening to take extreme and des?
perate sups unless Europe arrests the progress
Cf the invaders.
Athens, May IS.?The correspondent of the As?
sociated Puss at I*??moko. telegraphing at 1
O'clock this morning, says:
"The Turks having occupied Kitlkl, the Creek
troops are retreating toward the Orthrys Ran??*
cm the old frontier."
INTENSE EXCITEMENT AT ATHENS,
Premier rai.?.i frothsri TO the f??rkihn i.e
GATIONS AGAINST THE ATTACKS OB
DO-fOKO ANO AI.MYRO.
London. May 18.?The rorrespomlent of "The
jDa'ly Telegraph" at Athens says;
"The afternoon (Monday) has ?been one of great
excitement. The whole ? It*/ turn?-?! out to discuss
the news of tb? fighting, and the newspapers is?
sued numberless ?peclal edition?, The impatient
erOWda gather?-?! around the oflhes of the Minis?
try of Marine, questioned everybody coming out,
and finally Invade.1 th*- building
"The Mlnlater of Justice, M. Tiiantafllaca, an?
nounced the news as it was received to the
anxious crowd. The Ministers have been sitting
In council until a late hoar.
"Word has been received that General Mavro
?rnichalls has been severely wounded In the leg,
and obliged to relinquish his command to another
Athens, May 17? The most intense excitement
prevails here. All the Cabinet Ministers have
1 ?-?-n assembled slnee noon at the Ministry of
Marine, where ?he dispatches from the front are
_?-;ng received. The gravity of the situation
canr.ot be overestimate?!.
A dispatch was received Ulli morning from
?Crown Prince Constantin, dated from Domoko
at 8:30 a. m. t??-day, saying that the Turks, num-'
perir y ala.tit thirty thousand men, had appeared
In sight? Hi anhing on Domoko. and that ;he at?
tack would apparently be directed against 'he
two stints, and especially the left wing, of the
Greek fon ?a.
Another dlS| Steh from the Crown Prime, dated
noon to-day, stat'd that the Turks had drawn
xn-arer and war? then about four and one-half
Imm?diat.-!y after ths receipt Of this dispatch
M. Ralli. the Premier, hastened to the Foreign
Legations, vis,ting each In turn. If, Ralli when
he called at th?- locations, protested to the Min?
isters aga?nrt the Turkish attack on Domoko
and Almyro wrbea Ottoeo, at the Instance of the
Powers, wa* aeting purely on the defensive.
A dispatch from Domoko, dated 1 p. m., eal?.
"The Turkish attack ot, the ?.reek right wing
beta:; at _ o'clock this afternoon, bur the Hank
attacks ar? eoasMered to be feints, and It is be?
lieved the main atta? * of th? Turk? will be
mad? upon th.- ??reek centre. wh?-re ?Crown
Prises Constantin ?s in esassMud. Two creek
tannon are doing great execution on the princi?
pa Turkish c-olun.ii. which is advancing through
Ih? hills. Th.- Turkish Infantry at s.v. til
V .?nts is In contact ?rlth the ??reek? it la be?
1..-....1 her? that the attack on <;. ?eral Bmolen
I?: near Almyro Is only a strategic alteration
Snd thai the Ttirks will endeavor to cui be?
tween th? two Cr-.-u armiea, o^ecup?/ the road
leading to the Othrvs Mountain? and thus cut
cfr i),- retreal of Ike Crown Princ? "
Dispatches sent from Domoko at 7 p m Kt.x
that th? Or?-ek left wing has fallen bark toward
Jae? <?!,!r?- before thrice th? number of Turks
The battle continued after suoset; but despite
??yielding of the left wing the Turks were
Illy repulsed. General Mavi-omtckalls w?s
putlr,?/ the afternoon a dlapatch was r?ee|Ve-i
wm the Crown Prince, ?iat.?i frorn Domoko at
?1 : Mylng that at that hour ih- Creek?
?i-il h?.l?1it.e their position? at Domoko
***? Crown Prlnre was present during the en
A dispatch received at midnight from Domoko
se a^'iir-^T?A ?"h" ?"
PROTEST AGAINST Tll-TpoRTK'S DEMAND
A general BVMOnuM ?Hoius ?*r Pi.-AirnovAL
?"?F Tim f-MtlOM of -BSSSUIfT,
Constantinople, May 17-All the Power? have
now apt-eel p. protest against the cession of
ThiVsaly to Turkey and the abolition of the
Constantinople. May 10 (Delayed In trans?
mission).?The representative? of the Powers
here held a long meeting yesterday and drew
up a note which will be presented to the Turk?
ish Government so soon a? one of the Ambas?
sadors receives the necessary instructions from
his Qovernmeat. This note does not deal with
the panes conditions, but men ly repeats the re?
quest for an armistl.'o, and declaras the Powers
will not permit Greece to be crushed.
Although it Is assumed in SOUM quarters that
the Porte, in accordance with Eastern usage, has
demanded more In order to obtain Wss, It Is
pointed out that If the Turkish Government de
Bired to bargain It would not have formulated Its
The tone of the military officials here and else
win re is most emphatically against abandoning
Iheasaly. They point .?ut that, if Europe has
been unable to make Greece evacuate the island
Of ?'rete, how will Europe be able to fort?' Turkey
? ut of Thessaly'.'
St. Petersburg, May 17.?Th? newspapers of
this city protesi vigorously against the "exc?s?
?iVS and unacceptable" conditions which Turkey
demands as the price of peace with Greece. They
declare that If Turkey insists uu'.n them Europe
will i.e obliged t?. abandon mediation.
The "Novoe Yremya" says that In th<* event of
Turkey's Insistance upon the terms she has pre?
sented the Powers will have to tak?* practical
measures to "preserve Greece from the preten?
sions threatening her National existence."
London, May 17.?The conditions proposed by
the Porte as th? terms of peace with Greece have
been freely discussed In the lobbies of Parila
n r-nt to-day, and th* idea of the retro.v-saion of
Thesaai? and ?f such an indemnity as Is already
suggested I? ridiculed as Impracticable an?l ab?
surd. At the outside an Indemnity of ?5,000,?900
or fll.OlH-.oiM) r.nd i pl!<_ht strnt?f*i< rectification of
frontier are considered as likely to be the terms
finally s?*tt]"d upon.
Paris, May 17. -The "Temps." referring to the
peace terms demanded by Turkey, snys:
"Europe cannot consent to the cession of Thes
saly. <>n the firmness which the Powers now
display depends the ?success of the whole scheme
for reforms and the peace of Europe."
PLOT TO KILL KING OK o ROE.
MANY arrests REPORTED To Have BEEN MAOS
Eondon, May IS.?A dispatch to "The Dally
Matt*1 from Berlin says it Is reported there
that a plot to murder Kin:? George has been dis?
covered at Athens, and that many arrests have
Christian William Ferdinand A.lolphu? George,
King of the Hellenes. Is the second Fon of the
King of Denmark and brother of the Dowager
Czarina and of the Princess of YVak-s. He was
KING GEORGE OF GREECE.
Whose life was In danger from a plot discovered
born December 24. 1K1?. and served for some time
In the Danish Navy. Aft?-r the abdication of otho
I, the late King of Greece, In IMS the vacant
throne was first tenderer* 1,;- the (,ri<'k people to
Primee Alfred of England, whose nomination th?
Engll?h ?Government refused to ac.-ept. it was
then offered ?Ernest of Baxe-Coburg*Gotha, who
?l<-elliie?l it, and eventually to Prln?-e Christian, who
with t$e concurrence of his own family accepted
it, and l?enan to reign h.s King Georg?! on June
riine the year 1S7H, when active trouble broke out
in the Balkan Peninsula, King George'? position
lias been difficult, but UP to the present crisis ho
maintained it without going m war. The King of
the Hellene? pay? ? y-.niy visit to the Court of
Denmark, with which la- keep? up warm relations,
as also with that of RUMlS. Ile wa.? marri.. 1 at
St. *r*?tei-bura, ?October ?:. MV*, to the j'r! >eet
??lea. daughter o? the Qrand i?nke Canatantln,
who was born In I?*".!. The oldest s??n of the royal
couple is Prince Constatin, ?Crown Prince of
Greece, who e*aa married al Athen? October ?l
1889, to th? Prince?? Soph I? of PtumI?, ?liter of th?
Bmprest, of Germany. Two other sop? are Prince
George and Prince Nicholas, a dm gSter, Prince?,
Alexandria of Greece, wa? married In .Inn?, lift), to
Grand-duk? Paul, of Russia. Thouim ?its children
or?? reared in the Greek faith King ?i.-orpe || him?
?elf a Lutheran.
CAND?AS WATER S?PPLT CUT OFF.
INSURGENTS IN CEETI ArPARKNTi'.Y AH ATIVE
Cand?a. Island of ''rete, May 17? The insur?
gents having cut the conduits above the town,
Cand?a Is now without a water supply.
HOSTILITIES CEASE IN' FPIRt'S.
C.RK.KS tfcffXiXBD HEAVILY. Eow_r**sr*?, RE
PORg THE! STOPPED fMiTTisa.
London, May 17.- The ?.mel?is of the ?Treck
Legation to-day received a dispatch from Athens
ofTieially announcing the cessation of hostilities
Constantinople, May 17.?Osman Pacha tele?
graphs from I?ouros, F.plrus, say In?*; that after
a disperate battle n??ar Arta on Saturday the
?"?recks retired to Atta with the loss ot 2.?KM
men killer] The Turks had 240 men killed and
FORTIFYING THF. PORT OF BALONI<CA.
EI'IHT ARMSTRONG Ot'NS yOR THE RATTERIES
Sal?nica, May IT.?Eight Armstrong guns
have arrived here for the batteries at Kara
KarahurUfl is on the Onlf Of Pnlorle?.. nesr the
mouth ?)f the Vardar River. shOUt fifteen miles
from the city Of Halonlca
PRK'KH OK SECURITIES PALL
London, May 17.-The di-mands of Turk? y fis the
prbe of peaea whl? h are claused ns exorbitant.
have mod? S bad Impression on the Stock Bs*
ehangs bora Pilos? bar? fallen in all depart
stenta, revealing the ssJstenos of t-or thai politi?
cal eompHcatloas of ;? ??rtoua eharaetar may
NO MORE VOM'NTKKKB WANTED
Athens, May 17 Tin? ?ireel: Covernment haa
IsHiied a proclamation announcing thnt It does Dot
desire any further volunteers, szplalning thai there
?ir<- ? I ready many volunteers In Athens for whom
it is Impoaslbls to Bud employment,
THK SULTAN REVIEWS MIH GUARDE.
Coastantlaapls, May n?The. sultan eesterday re?
view? d a division of the Imperial (Jiiaials. During
the Pfooaedlag? itsty Turkish Midlers, who had
recovered from wound? r?-??-l\??l whll? Sghllng
?,?- ilnsl th? (?reeks., were dtiiwn Ug '" 'rout i<f iho
HOME FROM A LONG CRVISE.
THE DETROIT RETURNS FROM THE ASI?
SHE BRIN09 THE I or?Y OP I.IET'TENANT B. E
TIIERSTON? tn ? NtMRER OF SHORT-TERM
MEN?THE NEW YORK ANT? THE INDIANA
NEARLY READY FOR SEA.
The I'ntted State? cruiser Detroit. Commander
Rrlter, from the A-datle station, arrived in port
this morning and proceeded nt 6:10 o'clock to the
man-of-war anohorag? off Tompkltisvtlle. After
Joining the fleet anchored ther?-. the Uetrott gave a
salute of thlrfcii gun?, to which the BagSbtp New
York re-.lied with s'-v.-n gun?. Th? home pennant
and a big Ainerlc.tn flag were then hoisted, show?
ing that ?he ha?l returii<?d from n f??relp?n port.
The Detroit brings a number of sailors from the
Asiatic and European stations whose terms have
expired. She was ordered home last January, being
In need of considerable repairs, ar.d It 1? said that,
though the Mar? Island Navy Yard, In Califor?
nia, has had the r?-pairing of all the vesrels on the
Asiatic station, anil It take? three times as long to
make the voyage from China to New-York n.s it
does to San l-'rnn.ls?-??, th?; I)e;r?>lt wns ordered to
N?w-Y??rk so as to bring home the short-term men
on vessels of th" European squadron, and ther?'
?Ottld b- a saving of expense by the repairs being
made In the Hrooklyn Navy Yard.
Bh? ?ailed from Newport In S'-ptemt.er, 1SH ami
}Olned the Asiatic s.iuailron. She had been on that
station since leaving this country. The Detroit
started home, leaving Shanghai January 1? last.
She touched al Nagasaki on February ;?. arhere
?he pi? kr-ii up th?- steh m?-n of the squii'lron, ami
also tiiosc whoso time had expired, to bring them
to this country. Sh?. touched liong Kong OS ?Feb?
ruary K, Kohakchong on February n, Singapore ?>?i
March 1 Colombo March IX Aden .March _?, Suez
March _?. lawall? March 3''?, Port Bald April ?'??
Naples April :'l. Otbraltar Aj.rll _i. Madeira Mav |
and from there sh?- sailed for Bermuda and thence
to thla port She had on board the brxly of Lieu?
tenant B. i: Thurston, who died In th? Naval Hos?
pital In Yokohama on August 11 last from typhoid
As *oon as she came to anchor the crew began to
clean up, preparatory to going to the Hrooklyn
Navy Yard. She I? tobe pul out of commission.
The Navy tug Marl;, eta ?-am?- ?lown alongside Of
the Detroit with the mill far the officers and crew
of the \,-ss.-l They had not heard from relatives
for many month?, and w?-r?- e.-?f?er to get the I'-trers
fr m theli friend?. The two broth, rs of Lieutenant
Thurston w?r?- on th? tug and ma.le preparations
to bring the body of their brother to New-York.
There srere no special Incidents In the voyage
The DstroU I?. ? c;er?l cruiser of th.- third class.
two-masted schooner ri?;. and ha.? twin ?crew?. Sh?
has a displacement of IMS ton? and carries ten
gun?. Her engine? have an Indicated horse-power
of ..,1'C7 snd bel ?-?>? cl (s 1V71 knm?. She rarri?-.? M
tons of . "ai. .uni this small capaclt) required her
to make pnrt frequently on the voyage hone.
Everything was set tve on the .riii?-er New-York
ainl the ha:t??-ship Indiana yesterday. They were
being coaled up from three barge.?, and water was
brought to them by ? tug fr-.m New-York. The
crews were busy getting th?* vessel? in readlnesa to
Mil at a minute's warning. The authorities at
Waahington ordered th? vessel? to peepers for sea,
bul nothing retarding their possible dejtlt-atlons Is
RIO GIFT FROM AX UXKXOWX GIVER.
THE pyU*ftX*ES_ of WALES PtTMD CLOSED WITH A
roNTRlRfTinV OF f2ft.(V?0.
London, May 17. -The Trine*?.? of Wales fund,
started nt the suggestion of iler Royal Highness, to
provide a dinner ?luring the week of the Jubilee
commemoration for the poorest of the London
poor, the beggars, outeasts and tenants of the
alums, received to-day an anonymous contribution
Lord Mayor Faudel-Phllllpa has announced that
with the receipt of this gift the fund la closed.
Th? Prteosss of Wales headed the subscription list
A ROYAL MOURTAJR CLIMBER.
THE IiI;K_ OF ABSJtUSSJ WIM. TRY TO SCALE
MOt'NT ST. EM AS.
Rom?. Mar 17.?Prlnc? Lulgl Amedeo of Savoy,
Duke of Alibrur.al and nephew of Klnfr Humbert,
started for Liverpool to-duy with his unite on his
way to New York, San Fran.-lsco and Alaska,
where the Trinca will make an 6ttempt to ascend
.Mount St. Ellas. According to lus programme, the
Prince will reaeh .San Kranclsi-o early In June nn?l
will go from there to Tacoma. There ho will tako
a steamer for Yak.itat Hay, wh'oh It Is proposed
to reach about June n\ The party, by boat an?i
sled, will then cross the glaciers and mountain.?
to the foot of Mount Bt. Ellas. The I'rlnce will he
accompanied bv s?-vcral thoroughly experienced
Alpin? guide?. Mount St. Ella? Is ..v?r U.000 feet
high. an?l I's auinmlt, which Is Ice-capped, ha?
never yet been re* ? a.
I'rlnce I.nU'l will ?Iso make an att*mpt to ns<-en.l
Logan'? l'eak, mar the boundary between I't.ih
and Wyoming. Logan's Peak is ov?-r 13,<"?>0 feet
above the level of lb? sea ?,nd Its top 1? covered
with perpetual siioa. The Trlncc expects to re?
turn to Italy In < ?? tobar,
SIBERIA FOR STRIKE AGITATORS.
FATE OF SIXTY M~N ????NDEMNEl"? IN MOSCOW
London. Mar 18. A dl?|..itch to "The Standard''
from Moscow says the police have made elxty ar
r?'Sts, most of the suspects being men with univer?
sity cdueatlon, although working a.? mill hands, on
n charg? '.f planning a big mill utrlke. They will
b? r?nt t?? Siberia without trial.
BAYIRO THE CROI8IRR ARD THE ARCADIA
S?. John's N. F.. May 17.?Tho cargo of the
Pre?en briganttn? Cnrtslne, which went a-shore
rear Lamallne yesterday, was taken off to-day by
fishermen. Tugs from Su Pierre expect to move
the vessel Into deep water to-morrow.
The position of the Hamburg-American liner Ar
cailla near ?'ape Hay Is th? same as yesterday.
Her ?sargO Is b?:lng put ??vrboard. As the weather
Is tine and the sea smooth the crew are hopeful of
floating her again with the help of several wreck?
ing ?teamen, which are b?-li;g sent to her assist,
MIRIRTBR DEXBY PROTESTS.
this VOVH'lKI OfTOtttSD to the favors
('.RANTED A PEU.IAN SYNDICATE IN CHINA.
London, May l".--"The Time?" correspondent at
Peking ?ay? that Mr. I>nby, the American Minis?
ter, has strongly protested against the railway con?
struction mono, <ily granted to the Helgian syndi?
cat? at the Instigation of Shong Ta Jen, th? Chi?
nese Director Qeaera] of Railways. He adds that
It Is regarded as quite c'-rtaln, however, that
Prance and Russia will guarantee the loan.
ELBEHALS WART A CLEAN SWEEP.
CANADIAN PREMIERS FI_\NNINO TO RF.AT THE
CONSERVATIVES IN BRITISH ??'M'.MMIA.
Ottawa, May 17 iSpoclali- (lanada has now only
one Cunesil S ll>S (?uv.rnmpnl, that of Hrltlsh < "o
lumbla, and that Is likely to be captured by the
Liberals at the naxt election. To that end plans
ar?* being arranged, ami the following Liberal
Premier? have, arrived here for consultation: A. s.
iini.lv, of Toronto; < ?eorge Murray, of Nova S?o?la;
Tiernas Oreenway, ..f Manitoba, and Mr. Mar?
chan?), of Quebec.
KILLED BY THE KICK OF A COW.
RKVAnKAHI.FI DI.ATH OF FAIRCHII.D ANDRES, A
renfi'ld. N. T., May 17 ralrchll.l Andrus, ex
AssemMjrnuui and s well-bnown politician, whii.?
ndlklng a <-'.w last nliiht w a? kloksd by the ani?
mal and Instantly klllc.l.
THE TRIAL OP FARROW RESUMED.
Plttsburg, May 17- The trial of Lieutenant Ivlwurd
R I'.irrow. adjourned from last FrRjOf, was re?
sumed la-fore Judge McClung In the criminal Tourt
to-lay. The entire day wo? ?lovote.l to hearing wlt
??SSe? for the Commonwealth. Just l.efoin a.l'ourn
BMM Mr. JftOObS, counsel for Farrow, out!ln?-d th"
cciirs.- <?f UM Sefenee. He said they proposed to
,1'ow thai Farrow never had anything to do with
the banking Arm Of C. Llnfonl Woods A Co., and
th.- only US? thai Farr.iw m,i?I. Of VfaodS In Issuing
u ,n le? was lu toe eoranany'i Interest, and teas pnn
elnallv I" in. ;-? i-? the volume of business f?ir Ihs
concern. Th? d?f?nc? would ?ho? that Fonow. ?cl?
ing for th- company, dealt with others than Rootle.
and that special :n'u-ernents were made to Woods to
IncresM tin- business,
GOIXG TO SEE PLATT.
A REMARKABLE PILGRIMAGE TO WASH?
REPOBUCAM POLITICIANS TO TALK WITH HIM
AROCT THE LOCAL CANVASS.
Something like half a hundred Republican
statesmen, representing the various Republican
organizations within the territory of the new
metropolis, are to b.-? In Washington to-day to
see Senator Platt They want his counsel and
assistance In perfecting arrangements for or?
ganizing the Republican party of Greater New
Charles W. Hackett. chairman of the Repub?
lican State Committee; Edward Lauterbach,
president of the Republican County Committee;
Prederlek S. ?llbbs, Republican National Com
mltteeme.n for New-York State, and one or two
others whose relations to the Senator are re?
garded as somewhat eloser than those enjoyed
by the common run of the delegation, will take
an early start this morning, expecting to have
a ?inlet chit with the Senator before the other
folks arrive in Washington.
Reside?. Chairman Haekett and President
Lauterbaeh the men who are to confer with
Benato? Platt to-day are the representatives
from the Greater New-York organizations, nine
from .-ach, as follows:
New-York- rrederleh s. c.ihhs, corneii??? Van
Oott. C-enrge R. Bid well, Charles H. Murrav. ??'to
Ir.ing Wise, Fiank J. Drummond, Abraham ?ruber
and Char!?? A. I less. M
Brooklyn Jacob w,ir:h. sitJritT Buttling, ir. a.
Hanberry, Jacob ltrenner, controller ?i.-org.? w.
Palmer, Frank F. William??. Bllaa It. Dutcber, R. ?\.
Bharkey and John fj, Deubert.
Hl.'hmon?! ?'?oirl.-s A. Jeri-s. John J. Roehrlg.
Henry Quyon, II. F. Buel. K. II. Beehuaen. Charles
?'??liner, Thomas A. P.raniff an?l Hugh M -Rol), rrs.
Accredited representatives have not yet b?-en
appointed for the BOTOOgh of Queens, hut dele?
gates In a character more or kss official, from
ih? Republican*-! there are likely to lie on hand.
Senator Raines Is reported to be already on the
ground, and the Republican Congressmen In
Washington from New-York City. Brooklyn and
Long Island will doubtless have front seats In
Residen the questions bearing on the basis
of representation to be recognized in the corn
in?? Republican Cr*itrr New-York Ornvrntlnn
to nominate rnn?lidat?'s f?ir Mnyor, Controller
?Ind ?President Of the Municipal Council, what is
to be done about union with other organiza?
tions opposed to Tammany Hall Is an extremely
Interesting and delicate proposition, which.In all
probability must claim much of the time of
Senator ?Platt and his numerous visitors. A
numb?r of th? men who have iieen conspicuous
In the stralgnt-tlcliet procession are going to
Wnshlngti.n by no means c.?nvin?-e?l that It wl'l
he good policy wholly to Ignore the Citizens'
movement. It Is Bald, Indeed, that Mr. Platt'?
own views have undergone a ?iringe since his
statement <>n tne subject ems made public about
ten days ago.
As a uniform representation of nine has been
allowed to ?-a?-h organisation, the districts out
sld? "f New-Y'.rk City thus have a great prepon?
derance over the delegates from the boroughs of
Manhattan and the Bronx. This does not moan,
however, that the last-named boroughs will not
be able to outvote the rest of Greater New-York
In .the municipal convention. The basis of repte,
sentatlons In Statt and county conventions gives
one delegate for every l.tXMi votes, ?>r major
fraction thereof, In the Assembly ?(?strict cast at
the last gen. ra! .-lection for the head of the Re?
publican ticket, and this Is expected to receive
the sanction of Senator Platt and the more pow?
erful of his coadjutors. If this plan should be
approved, the Republican nominating conven?
tlon of Greater New-York will he composed of
about three hundred and sixty-eight delegates.
Of this number the boroughs of Manhattan and
the Bronx would he entitled to _l.r?, the Bor?
ough of Brooklyn to 182, the Borough of Rlch
mf-tnl to 14, and the Borough Of Queens to 7.
This arrangement would give to the pr?'sent city
?>f New-York a clear working majority of sixty
two In the convention
A t|Srd reason given for this remarkable pil?
grimage to the National Capital Is that It would
probably be regarded as an object lesson, not
only throughout the State, but among the party
chiefs In Washington, as slvwlng that the State
???-.vernment has not been rcm??ved from under
Mr. Plan's hat ard transferred to the keeping
..f ?Governor Black, assisted by payn ami Ald
rldge. It was said yesterday that the conference
would afford Mr. Platt an opportunity to demon?
strate his control of th?* machine In spite of al?
leged inroads by the (?overnnr's co-workers. The
Senator might take occasion to show his power
by directing that steps l.e taken looking to the
nomination of a fusion ticket. At the same
time he ml^ht prevail on Mr. Lauterbaeh to delay
his retlrem. nt from the presidency of the County
?'.?mmlttee until the plan of campaign Is settl??d.
It eras said positively last evening that Lauter
haoh's resignation would not be presented at
Thursday night's meeting.
A TROLLEY CAR Ol'ERTURXED.
SEVERAL PASSEN?.ERS IN.It'KEP IN AN ACCI?
DENT AT BEN'PONHCI'.s'T.
A ear of the Mrookiyn Height? Railroad, bound to
Rrooklyn at 7*Jf p. ni. yesterday, left the tracks at
Tw?nty-flfth ?nd Hath aves., Bensanhurst. When
the car left Its own track, it eaught on that of the
Nnssau rnllroaii, nnl was overturnel There were
thirty-one people In the car, a number of whom were
thrown out. Mrs. James Isaacson, of No. ?SfiT Hpnry
st , Brooklyn, told the passengers that If they kept
still they would escape injury, but some of them
Jumped from the car and were ?everely bruised.
Th? motorman, Arthur Burton, had both legs
broken. He and the Injured passenK?*rs were at?
tended by physician?. The passengers wore return?
ing from rini'T I'.irk, where they had b? en attend
in? th?* festival of tie Tnlterl Norwegian Societies In
commemoration of the eighty-third anniversary of
XO FIGHT PICTURES IX CANADA.
AN ANTI-KINETOSiviPH nn.l? TO PK MADE A
Ottawa, May 17.-The klnetoscope pictures of the
Corbett-Fltzslmmons fight at Carson will soon be
barred ns far as Canada Is concerned. Sir Oliver
Mowjit. Minister of Justice, has drafted an amend?
ment to the Criminal Code, making It a misdemeanor
to exhibit pictures of prize-fights in Canada. The
penalties are severe, including a tine of from Wtt to
J.i.f>00 and Imprisonment for a term not exceeding
twelve months. The amendtmnt will he ma?lo a
i*,..?? rnment measure, and passed through both
H..?is...?? at once.
SIXTEEXYEAR OLD GIRL HANGE HERSELF.
SHE WAS AN CHIMAN AM*- WAS PRIVEN TO SCI
CODS HV DgSSOWDKKCT.
Helen Horsfor.l two year? ago went to live with
the family of I'olie? Sergeant James Bowney. Her
mother had Just died, leaving her an orphan, then
fourteen years old, but Sergeant BownojT, who Is
?tattooed at Police Hesdguartera, and live? at No.
1..7 Beat Ninety flrst-st. agreed to give her a home
The sergeant ami his wife did -very thin-.; th-> OOUld
to make the girl f..iget the loss of h.-r par? tits, but
sh? continually mourned for hot Seed mother.
Last night, whll. Sergeant Bowtiey ami his wife
were cut. Helen Horsfor.l put tlve-year-old Roete
Bowney to 1<?-*I and left her, telling the <?h!t<l she
Would soon r?'turn ami sit by the bed. She did not
return, bowerer, end when at 9 o'clock Mr?.
Bowney reached her home she found her adopted
daughter dead, hanging by a rope from a gaaplpe
lu th.- taitbrooin Helen bad climbed to the top of
the bathtub, adjuated the rop? about the pipe and
iih.iut h.-r neck, and awung herself oui of th.- world,
Th? kIiI? d< spondi'in y Is the only r?.ison the liuw
nejri can glv. for h.;r sulrl.Ie.
CHILD AND XURSE KUX OVER.
TUB ACCIDENT CAl'SEP HV A PEE STINilINO A
Poughkeei>ste, N. V.. Mav 17 A horse belonging
to the Superintendent of Street?, Mr A?'kley, bel?g
stung by a b?e this afternoon, Jumped Into a
throng of playing children A baby earrlags ??"!)
talning an Infant child of Brneet Knauss, was run
ever und the nurse girl. Nora Mowali. was knocked
c1??wn Both ?be and Hie baby wer?, ?o badly In
jund that their ISOOISSg I? doubtful.
PRESTOX THORNTON DEAD.
MISfl SMITH'S REJECT!?**? BI'ITOR PIES IN HER
FATHER'S HOME IN ?OflSVIM.E.
Louisville. Ky.. May 17. Preston Thornton, who
shot himself in the parlor of Milton H. Smith's
home yesterday, lied at litt this morning. His
father ami mother, who came here from Lexington,
were by his side when death came.
THIEVES PURSUED OR BICYCLER.
THE STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED IN ONE
CARE AND THE ROBBBB IN ANOTHER.
Poughkeepsl?, N. T? May 17.-Two men broke
Into H. L. Hover's barn at Staatsburg last night
and stole a team of horses and a wagon. They
were pursued by two men on a tan?!em bicycle, wh.i
overtook them and recovered the property. The
thl? v.'S escaped. Searching parties Went In differ?
ent directions on bicycle? and horseback, and while
they were gone one of the thieves returned to the
vlllap-e and stole two horses and a wagon from
Michael Kteran'a bam. The second robbery ????
not discovered until daylight.
More bleyele riders were at onee sent In pursuit,
and the thief was overtaken four miles from here
by Ceorgn and Harry Arnold, ?me of the- rld.rs
followed the man, while his brother "scorched" to
Poughkeepsle and Informed the Sheriff, who ar
reated the thief.
Th? prisoner proved to be John Beeley, an Inmate
of the lin.Non River State Hospital for the Insane,
who escaped on Saturday. Beeley say.? that bl*
partner In the first robbery w.n a tramp whom ho
met ye?terday. The l?lcy?*le rld.rs are now search?
ing for the tramp and Beeley has been taker. ba?.\
to the asylum. _
DROWNED IN THE EAST RIVER.
ONE HOT SBSOUBD SED TBS OTHER LOST AETER
CI.1NOTNC, TO BIS COMPANION.
A rowboat In whleh two boys, Joseph Costero
and Michael Leonard, were fishing 0IT One-hundred
and-thlrty-fourth-st., In the Fast Blver, was tipped
over yesterday afternoon. Costero managed to
cling to the boat as It turned, and Leonard graspe.t
l.ls companion by the waist. In this position the
boys drifted with the boat to One-hundred-and
thlrty-thlrd-st At that point there was a brick
barge, and two men were unloading bricks. The
men had heard the cries of the boys, and as the
boat drifted past one of them, with a boat hook.
managed to r.ai-h Costero. He dragged him from
the water. Leonard, weak from tne exertion of
.-llnglng to his companion, dropped back Into the
water, and was swept under the barge. His body
'was not recovered.
THE REY. J H. KNOWLEB INJURED.
HE FEI.L IN A FAINT AT CI.IFTON SPRINGS ANP
FRACTI'REP HIS SKIM?.
Chfton Springs, N. T., May 17.?The Rev. Joseph
H. Knowles. of Newark. N. J.. who has been at the
sanitarium since March 13, fell while In a faint yes?
terday, fracturing his skull.
Mr. Knowles Is the secretary of the American Sab
hath Fnlon. ami his work In that eapaclty ha_ made
h.m well known throughout the country. He la a
THE GOTEEN MENT BUILDING OPEXED.
TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION pECT-AREI)
Nashville, Tenn., May 17?The Government Rulld
Ing at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition was
formally opened at 11 o'clock this morning In the
presence of the representatives of the ?'?overnment,
S.'nators and Congressmen from Tennessee, the Cen?
tennial Exposition management, the State and city
oSIclals, foreign representative? at the exposition
and leading citizens of the -f?late. Dr. C. W. Dab
ney. president, and W. V. Cox, secretary of the Gov?
ernment exhibit, were assisted In receiving their
guests by all the members of the Government corps.
Bellste.lt's Han 1 played the National alt?. At noon
Captain H. ?'. Ward, I'nlted State? Army, fire i sa?
lutes in honor of the State? In the Union. Pre-: lent
J. W. Thomas then Issued a proclamation declaring
the ??position complete In ev?ry particular.
The ??overnment officials are unanimes In their
verdict that the present Government exhibit Is the
most complete In every detail of any ever made.
The Government Building has been crowded all day
an?l great delight was expressed by the visitors.
BRIBERY TRIAL IX BUFFALO'.
THE SI?PERINTENDENT OF STRKKTfl IS THF* PR
Buffalo. Miy 17.-Thomas F. MalOflO**, Superin?
tendent of the Bureau of itreets. at present under
suspension by the Hoard of Public Works, was
placed on trial In the Supreme Court to-day before
Justice Spring on an Indictment charging an at?
tempt to bribe Superintendent William S. Bull of
the Police Department The indl.-tment allege?, that
on June tl last Superintendent Malones attempted
to Induce Superintendent Bull to grant immunltv
to a gambling house. District-Attorney Kenetick
Is representing the people In person. M-lonev la
defended by Emery F. Close and Moses Shire Th?
day was spent In ?during a Jur>.
MR. BAYARD AT HOME AGAIN.
THE MAYFLOWER LOO ptT IN A WtLAttltQTOtt
8AEE DEPOSIT VAULT.
Wilmington. Del.. May 17.-Thomas P. Bayard,
formerly Ambassador to England, arrived In this
elty from New-York this afternoon, with Hie log of
the Mayflower In his possess!.) i. He went to the
office of the Security Trust and Safe Deposit Com?
pany and deposited the log in the vaults for safe
keeping until ha delivers it to the Governor Of
Having thus disposed of his charge, Mr Bayard
went to his old home In Delamore Place
SHOT HIMSELF FoR LACK OF MOXEY.
A STENOGRAPHERS ATTEMPT AT ?UldDB IN
I'ltOTOVA PARK LOCKT-. TO B-OCEEU,
Morris Meyer, thirty yean old, who ?ays he is
a stenografier at No. 15 Wall-st.. and live? nt
New-Bri-hton. Stat.-n [?land, shot himself yester?
day afternoon In Crotona Park, near One-hundred
and-seventy-se. ord-st. and \Wndover-ave. Two
laborers at work in th? park, who had heard th?
pistol shot, founo the man lying on the grass, a
revolv? r In his hand and a bullet wound In his
right temple. Aa tho men reached him Meyer
made an effort to raise the pistol to his head
again, but the weapon was taken from him. An
ambulaneo took him to I-'ordham Hospl'al, wh-re
the surgeons thought be bad only a slight chance
or recovery. Meyer said at the hospital that he
had no money and was .1. ??pon.lent.
CAUGHT IX A FLY WHEEL.
A ROY'S BOEKIB*_B HEATH IN THE ENV.INE
room Of THE BALMOfU-U
Every electric light went out suddenly In the Bal?
moral Hotel, at One-h'inilred-and-fourt.-cnth-st and
Lenox-ave., at 6 o'?'lo*-k last night. A human life
went out at the same moment In the engine-room
down In the basement sixteen-year-old Henry Ten
Evck was crushed to death before the eyes of his
father. Clarence Ten Eyk Is the engtn.-r of the
phwe, and for a long time he 1>hs had hi? son
Henry assisting him in the inglne-room.
Just before the hour when the boy eats his din?
ner he ?ras oiling the machinery, which is hi?
nightly task. The father ?tOOd nearby, watching
his BOO HS h?? worked. The boy war.- i 1 MMM coat,
and as he stood beside the tlywlio'l, th?' current 01
air created i?y the big wheel made the seat flap
about but body. The fattier tunic.! to go to the
other end of the room for a wrench He had ?Talked
bait th?? length of the roam, when he beard th.- boj
cry ont "Father!" He turned, but the boy bad dis?
appeared, it teas only a few seconds, bowever,
!.. fore hfl understood that his Child'? .-oat M.nl i.i
CSUahl In th? fl**Wh??J ami the boy was being
whirled ruurnl and round.
With n s'iort cry, the father Jumped to the lever
and ?pulled It hard. The engine slowed down and
the wheel wus still. ?>n the Soor beneath the wheel
the .afort?nate boy lay, crushed and bleeding.
Ten i'vi'k shouted for help, but long tiefor?. It
came the father had torn up a bit of the flooring
and taken the iifeie?? boy from beneath the wh?*.-..
Ti.?- I'ovs head whs crushed and ?h?> lower part
of his bodf had been gr ?und Into a ?hspelesi mass
Th,- dead bay lived with his father, mother and
two younger sisters In the hotel The mother and
sisters w.rc visiting in New-Jersey wh?n the acci?
dent occurred last evening. Word was sent to
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AID FOR AMERICANS ASKED.
PRESIDENT MKINLEV SENDS A CUBAJf
MKSSAOK TO CONGRESS.
AN APPROPRIATION OP *??ABt FOR DISTRESSED
CITIZENS OF THIS ?-"OfNTRY EEQIESTED??
THE MEATS rS\\NI*!Ors_Y VOTE3
T_Q_ MOMET, RET BOtMBI
far ?TBlMSavn to Tirr ?rais.as.]
Washington. M_y 17.?President McKlnl?y*B
Ceban message r.?-nt to C< agrees to-day b'-ars out
In every detail the fore cast?? given In th'se dis?
patches of its tone and contents. It de?ils simply
and solely with the problem of relieving th*
wants of the ??ix hundred or eight hundred
Americans now in Cubs who are report?
ed to l.e suffering for lack Of food and
medicines, fif the military situation In the
Island it has n? f a word to say, nor doe?
it hint even nmotciy at arv coming change
in this country's political or diplomatic policy In
the West Indie?, it appeals to Oongrsss for an
appropriation of .?."??i.iKSi, to he us'.l. In the dis?
cretion of the State Department, In relieving the
necessities of Americans In Cuba educed to
?h stitutlon by the ravages of two years Of bar?
barous warfare, and In transporting to this coun?
try such as may <|e?fre to return but have not
the nieans to pay their passage from the Island.
Nothing < ould be more pacific than the spirit and
wording of the message, w hose text Is as brief a?
Its tone Is transparently candid and straight?
THE PRESIDENT*! MESSAGE.
Here Is what the President said In his com?
munication t?) the two houses:
"To the Senate and House of Representatives
of the I'nlted States.
"Official Information fmm our consuls In ?Cuba
establishes the fact thit a large number of
American citizens In the Island are In a state
of destitution, suffering for want of tot d and
medicines. This applies particularly to the
rural districts of trie central and eastern pirte.
The agricultural classes have been tOTOOd from
their farms Into th? nearest towns, where they
are without work or mor.? v. The local authori?
ties of the several towns, however kindly die
posed, are unable to relieve th- geods "f their
own people, and are altogether powerb-a? to
help our dtlsena.
"The latest report of Consul-General Lee ? Sti?
rn it- s that .-?ix hundred to eight hundred Ameri?
cans are without IMAM of support. I have as?
sured him that provision would bs made at once
to relieve th-m. To that end I recommend that
Congress make an appropriation Of not less than
$.">(),(km), to be Immediately available for u?e
under the direction ?if th? Secretary of State
"It Is dsstrabte that a part of the sum which
may be appropriated by Congress should, in
the discretion of the Secretary of State, als?)
be used for the tiansportation of American
citizens who, desiring to return to the I'nlted
States, are without means to do so.
"Executive Mansion, May 17, IMC"
PROMPT RESPONSE BY THE SENATE
.The response of the legislative branch to this
appeal for means to alleviate the Bufferings of
American citizens stranded In the garrisoned
towns and villages In Cuba was creditably
prompt and cordial. In the Senate no opposition
whatever was raised to the passage of a resolu?
tion brought In by the Foreign Relations Com?
mittee authorizing the Administration to ex
pen?l the amount ask?>d at its discretion for th?
relief of suffering Americans In Cuba or their
fres transportation to the United States. The
resolution followed clo.s.-ly the lines of the one
offered on Thursday last by Mr. Galllnger, of
New-Hampshire, and received the unanimous ap?
proval of the Senate, no vole, being rstssd In the
n?'K.itlve, when, hardy Ilfteen minutes after the
resolution ha?l been reported. It ?as put upon It?
passage by ViCO-Prt ?Ident Hobart.
Mr. Galllnger was the only Senator to speak
<m the subject-matter of the aameage, the point
he ralsetl being that as the ?pr?sent destitution
In Cuba was due entirely to the rmfo-rceUMEl of
General Weyler's policy of herding all non-com?
batants in the garrison.??! towns, th?* mest effec
tlv? means of relieving distress would be to de?
mand a relaxation of the Spanish Captaln-OdE*
oral's starvation programme. Mr. fJalllnger an?
nounced, however, that he was g',a?l to furnish
t<? the Admlnlatratlon means to set afoot in its
own way an;, scheme for the all? station of siif
fertng In Cuba which it might deem practicable
HOUSE DEMOfJRATS BLOCK A?CTIOB.
In th?* House o? Repr?sentatives, however, a
spirit of factional oppoeltlen showed Itself at
the outset t?> the passa?. ..f any legislation in
response t-. th- ?President'? rsfommnnflaflOES
.m.? requeats. Mr. Bailey, the nominal lender of
?he Dem ' 'ratio side, flatly refused to consent to
the consideration of a roaoitttion similar t> that
I assed by the Senate utib-ss he could offer as an
amendment to it Mr. Morgan's resolution ac?
knowledging the toUlgerent rights of the Cuban
"You shall n?it vote money to feed hungry and
starving American citizen- in Cuba unless you
at th?* lams time vote to accord the right? of
?>e!lig?-reiits to the Cuban Insurgente." This
was the ultimatum which the Demo-Populist
minority in the House of Representatives ob
?ttnatcly offered '?hen Mr. Hits, .?f minois, in
response to President IfcKtnlejr? message^ of??
fered and asked unanimous consent f-.r the
consid?ration of a bill to appropri?t.? *?>."?<?,i?to or
so much ther.'of as might he necessary for the
relief of American citizens who have been driven
to the brink of death by itnrvnttoB in Cuba by
the policy and acts of Geii?rnl W, yl.-r.
it was an unreasonable and utterly Indefensi?
ble position for the minority to take, in view
of the declaration made by their leaden that
they were all ready to vet i i i carry ont the
President'? ?****ommendatlon, Th?- coupling n ith
that declaration of su. h a condition a-? they
sought to Impose was at- vit as fantastic a
proposition as has ever emanated from th?
i ?,-nio-Populist minority, opulent as it is in fan
tistic suggestions. That th>- sympathies <?f an
overwhelming majority of all parties in the
House of Representatives are with the Cuban?
in th.'ir desperate struggle to throw off th.? yok?
..f Spanien rule nearly evefybody believes and
most people know. Ami >?-t the passage ont of
hainl of a resolution t.? recognize the b. lligerent
rights of the insurgents ha?i bo relntlon what?
ever to th?- proposition t<> save American ?itl
zens frmn death by starvation, snd Mr. Balls*/
;m?l his f??ll?.w?-rs kn?-v It us well ?is ?;??\?-rnor
Dingte*/ did. who sai?l thai it would be better
for th?* H??use to attend lo one ?hing at a tlme,
The President, wh?? is in possession ?.f all the facts
accessible In r-??rnr<l to the situation In ?'aba,
had recmmeml'd the r?'li<*f measure, ami re?
main. ?I silent in regard t? ??th.-r matters, and
It therefore seemed wiser for th.* House, which
was n?'t In p"sse?i?|on of all th?- facts, t<> adopt
the recommendation of the Executive and leave
the question of the recognition ??f Cuban ?el
Itgerency or Independenc? to be dealt with
Hut Mr. Hailey and his MIOWOTS would not
have it so, and, by persisting in (heir opposition,
they succeeded temporarily In preventing the
passage of the relief meneurs which th?- Senate
ha?l passed earlier in the ?lav. Th.? appropria?
I tton will probably pass th?* House on Thursilay.
A RELIEF PROGRAMME DRAWN UP.
BDPMJBS To BK BEET TO COBA St the regu?
lar ST )?:.*. U St 111* LINKS.
Washington, May IT (Bpoulfl) At the State
Department the pr??mpL passage by Congress of
an appropri?t I ?n f??r the relief of needy Ameri?
cans in Cuba ha?l been regarded as certain.
N??t <>nly all ih>> usual r? port? from consular of.
flivrs In Cuba, but all ronfiilenlial advice? re?
ceived from thcr?*, had been shown to members
of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations,
and to ?evt-ral mnuwri ??* >**a House. Senators