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CLOSING CRETE'S PORTS.
Mf conflicting reports about the
I purposes of the powers.
U la Said That Ther Mar First Blockade
Crete and .Tot CIms Creek rerta Unless
This Further Step la Needed to Brine
Ureeee to Terms A Talk with DelyannU.
TtoMR, Mnrch 16. It Is announced upon semi
official authority that tha foreign Admirals la
Creto havo been ordered to declare a blocKade o(
tho porta of Crete, and that the block
ado of Creole porta will follow onljr In
tho oTont of the failure of tho Cretan
A, blockado to offect the purposes of the powers.
The announcement also ears that the Greek
fleet "111 be escorted outside of Cretan waters
I by the foreign warships.
St. I'ETEitsnuiia, March 15. It la asserted
here that the Admirals commanding tho foreign
squadrons In Cretan wotors, with the exception
(. of tho Italian and French commanders, hare
I recelvod orders from their respective Govern-
nicnts to blockado the Piraeus, the town of
Syra, on tho Greek Island of that name, and the
port of Volo, In Thessaly.
' London, March 10. A despatch from Berlin
says that the Governments of Germany and
Austria havo declined to tako part in the mixed
occupation of Creto br the powers.
A despatch to Vienna says that the other pow
ers inado u proposal to Franco and Italy for a
mixed occupation of Crete, each power contrib
uting an equal number of men sufficient to
bring tho total army of occupation up to 85,000
men, but that the proposal was rejected by thoso
Governments upon the ground of the expense
k w Involved. Germany and Austria, the despatch
KV says, will tako a merely nominal part In the
i occupation of tho Island.
The Times will to-morrow publish a despatch
from Athens saying that, with the reservists of
1895 and 1800, the Greek army will number
about 80,000 men.
Tho same paper has a despatch from Con
stantinople stating that the Turkish troops on
tho Greek frontier number 00,000, with 200
A despatch to the Timu from Canea urges that
I a strong forco ought to be present when autono
my for the Island Is officially proclaimed there.
The Mohammedans nowise yet understand
-n hnt autonomy means, and when they realize
that their officials and garrisons are to be with
drawn there may be troable.
j Tho Standard has a despatch from Canea say
ing that all qualified observers on the spot
sgrco that tho only solution of the Cre
tan question that is calculated to re
storo order in a comparatively short
spaco of tlmo is a nominal and temporary
protectorate by one of the powers under tho
suzerainty of tho Sultan, coupled with a
tacit understanding that tho island will
eventually be handed over to Greece. The
correspondent adds that there Is a com
plete absence of tho governing element
that would bo required for genuine autonomy,
tho foundation of which, under such conditions,
would mean tho immediate expulsion of all Mos
lems, probably without a penny of compensation
for tho losses that they would suffer.
Tho Chronicle says that a pamphlet on the
Gneco-Cretan question will be Issued by Mr.
Gladstone. It will be much such a manifesto as
Mr. Gladstone Issued on tho Bulgarian atrocities.
It will deal at length with the Eastern qucs-
' Hon, examining the notion of the concerted
t powers.1 The paper adds that the pamphlet
- will bo' Issued during the present week, and that
it will mako a stir.
Paris, March 15. The Eclair publishes are
port of an interview with M. Delrannls, Prime
1 Minister of Greece, in which he declares that
," Greece will not assent to the establishment of
an autonomous administration In Crete.
The Premier is further quoted as saying that
he now believes that the prospects of the main
tenance of peace are excellent.
STARTING FOIt THE FRONTIER.
C,000 Greek Troops od the War A Foreign
Lesion to He itaUed.
London, March 10. Tho Athens correspondent
of tho Daily Newt telegraphs that 6,000 Greek
infantry started this evening for tho Thessallan
sjr , frontier. Thero was much excitement in the
city as tho troops took their departure, and they
, wero most enthusiastically cheered.
I Athens, March 10. A bill was Introduced In
tho Boulo to-day by Col. Metaxas, Minister of
War, permitting the enrollment of Greek volun
teers and a foreign legion.
Since tbore was a promlso of war with Tur
key tho War Office has been deluged with offers
of military service from nearly all the countries
of Europe. Tho Greek law, however, forbado
the enlistment of foreigners, and the offers were
They havo continued to pour In, however, and
j the Government has finally decided to have the
I law so changed that tboy may be accepted.
'j NO TUItKlSIt RULE IN CltETE.
I Mr. Curson Bays the bland Will Mot Revert to
the Sultan's Control.
London, March 1 &. In the House of Commons
to-day tho announcement was mado by Mr. Cur
xon thai no reply had aa yet been sent by the
powers to tho Greek note answering the powers'
ultimatum, Tho foreign Admirals in Cretan
waters, ho added, bad been Instructed by their
respective Governments to distribute the Cre
tans throughout the island, and proclaim to the
Inhabitants of Crete the fact that the powers
would be responsible for the future of the Island.
In tho mean time, be said, preparations were
being made for the establishment of an autono
mous administration In the Island.
Tho lion. T. W. Legh, Conservative, member
for the Newton division of Lancashire, S. W
asked if the Cretans would understand what au
Mr. Ourzon Considering the fact that the
Cretans have been agitating for autonomy for a
bundred years (cries of So have the Irishmen,"
and cheers from tho home rule benches) It may
( be assumed that they know the meaning of au-
tonomy. Any bow. It may be clearly understood
that the Island will not revert to tho rule of tho
ALBANIANS OS THE WARPATH.
Attacking Towns on (he Servian Border
Turkey "ends TrooiM to Deal With Them.
Vienna, March 15, A band of Albanians
from Uskub, a towu some twenty-flvo miles
south of the Servian frontier, have pillaged six
villages in tho neighborhood of Uskub and
burned three others. In tliotr attacks on the
villages they shot twenty-four persons.
Later the Albanians crossed the Servian
frontier with the evident intention of continuing
their marauding in Servian territory, Thoy
wcro, however, met by a forco of Servian gen
darmes, who received warning of thelrapproach
and were repulsed after a struggle, in which a
number on both sides wero killed or wouudei.
The Turkish Government has sent troops to dual
with the predatory Albanians.
FRANCE IN THE CONCERT.
Tho Chamber Votss In favor or Common Action
by the I'onero In Greece
Pakis, March 15. In tho Chamber of Deputies
to-duy the Government was questioned as to tho
Hk Greco-Cretan situation, and the action which
B bad been taken by France in regard thereto.
W M, Goblet, Itepubllcan Hadlcal Socialist and
Wf formerly President of tho Council, declared that
it was Impossible to associate France with the
I coercion of Greece. France, ho said, hud nothing
I to hopo for from acting In concert with the other
I powers, and ought to retire therefrom. The
I alliance between France and Russia, he asserted,
I should bo based upon reciprocal advantages
I which did not warrant blind adherence on tho
I part of France to the whole of Russia's policy.
I f M. Dclafojio, Rightist, ad rpcatod the forma,-
J tto'n of a European Congress for tha purpose of
arriving at a solution of the Greco-Cretan diffi
culty. The present action of the powers toward
Greece, ha said, approached the ridiculous.
M. Ilanotaux, Minister of Foreign Affairs, re
plied that the Turk as well as the Greek must
evacuate tho island of Creto excepting at points
which were occupied jointly by Kuropean troops.
Tho powers, he said, would insure security in the
island by landing reinforcements, each supply
og 000 men. Tho powers, he continued, held
that the reply of Greece to their ultimatum was
Insufficient. They had agreed at tho outset to
enjoin upon Greeco tho recall of hor troops from
Crete, and then proclaim autonom- for the Island.
M. Ilanotaux recalled the fact thot on Feb. 22
tho Chamber had approved the adhcrenco of the
Government to tho concort of tho powers, and
he asked for a renewal of tho confidence of the
Houso. Tho Greek question, ho said, was murh
less acute than it had boon. Tho presence In
Crete of the Greek army of occupation under
Col. Vassos hindered tho pacification of tho
Island, and tho powers wero therefore deter
mined to Impose their decisions.
Thero was, he snid, three courses before
France. Tho first, was the nttltudo which sho
assumed in 1827 In defence of Greeco; thon
there was the attitude of abstention, as In 1882,
which had allowed England to act alono In
Egypt in 1880, when Franco abstained from ac
tion In tho Grcco-Turklsh quarrel; and, thlraly.
thoro was the concert of Europo, to which all of
tho powors had acceded.
M. Ilanotaux declared that Franco would fol
low tho concert policy.
Paris. Mnrch 10. M. Mlllerand, Socialist,
urgod that Franco remain In tho concort of tho
Gowers, but tako no part In tho coercion of
Prime Minister Mellne In reply to M. Miller
and expressed sympathy with Greece, but de
clared that Franco before all could not lsolato
herself from tho rest of Europe.
M, Denys, member for Cochin China, asked
that tbo action of Franco against Turkoy be aa
energetic as it w ns against Greece.
M, Jaurcs, Socialist, mado a violent speech
against Uio Government.
Ten orders of tho day wcro deposited. An
ordor approving common action by tho powers
was carried by a voto of 350 to 142.
An attempt wasmado to carry a supplementary
resolution affirming generally the right of
peoples to nettle their own destinies. This,
however, was rejected by a voto of 202 to 105.
M. Ilanotaux, having declared that tho powers
wero awaiting tho decision of tho French Cham
ber, tho period of action has now virtually begun,
that body having doclarcd In favor of France
remaining In tho concert.
After tho vote In tho Chamber of Deputies up
holding tho Government In acting in concert
with tho other powers, orders wcro telegraphed
to Toulon to make preparations to transport 450
marines to Croto.
KISSAMO IN RUINS.
A Town Sear Canea That the Insurgents Have
Knocked lo Pieces.
Canea, March 15. Tho villago of Kissamo,
to tho west of this city, Is now In ruins from the
bombardment of tho insurgonts and tho fires
which followed tho bombardment. The fort
guarding tho villago la, howover. Intact, tho In
surgents not yet having succeodod in reducing
It, though they havo beon firing upon it for
nearly four days. The garrison consists of only
a company of Turkish Infantry, but thoy are
gallantly defending the position, though they are
surroundod by insurgents.
It Is probablo that they will eventually be
compelled by a scarcity of provisions and am
munition to surrender unless assistance Is
given to them by some of tho foreign warshlpB.
Thero Is a complete absenco of authority hore.
and in certain districts a stato of anarchy pre
vails. In some places marauders are In com
ploto possession, and are pillaging and outraging
to their hoarts' content.
Unless something Is done, and that speedily,
by tho powers, tho prospect Is that the island
will be devastated.
DEMANDS OF THE CRETANS.
The Insurgent Bay Ther Desire tho Union or
the Island with Greece.
Athens, March 15. A dospatch from Canea
says that a conference was held there yesterday
between tho Admirals commanding the foreign
warships and the chiefs In command of the in
surgents, at which the latter declared that they
desired the union of tho Island with Greece.
The despatch also says that tho fighting at
Kissamo was kept up all last night, and tho fires
which bad started In several parts of the town
by the bombardment of tho place by tho insur
gents are still burning.
Tho disbanded Montenegrin gendarmes at
Canea have placed themselves subject to the or
ders of the Russian Admiral.
Nine hundred volunteers havo arrived here
from Alexandria and 1,200 have arrived at
Larlssa from Macedonia,
Fie Organises Three Iteslmenta In Italy tor
Service with the Greeks.
London, March 10. A despatch to the Part
Mall Qaztitt from Romo says that Rlclottl Gari
baldi, a son of Gen. Garibaldi, has organized
thrco regiments of volunteers for service in tho
Greek army In Crete, and has been Joined In the
organization of theso troops by Gon. Stefano
Canzlo, his brother-in-law, and Col. Mereu.
The Government, tho despatch says, has wired
to Admiral Canevaro, the Italian Admiral com
manding tho united fleet of the powersat Canea,
Instructions to arrest Garibaldi and his follow
ers If they should land In Crete.
IDENTIFYING SIRS. LEWIS.
Mer Photographs Brought Here hy a Delaware
Detective Gordr Mute.
Laurel, Dol., March 10. The excitement over
tho Milton murder Increases. To-day the roads
leading to tho scene of the murder were lined
with vehicles of all descriptions. Farmers from
miles around brought their families, and the
women gossiped and lunched while the men dis
cussed tho crime. It was plain that Gordy would
faro badly if ho fell into the hands of the farmers.
The old brick jail In Georgetown where Gordy Is
confined Is woll guarded. Armed men patrol the
corridors all night.
Sheriff Johnson and others who know the man
believe there is an Insurance policy back of the
case. Two trunks arrived at Georgetown this
morning by express from New York addressed
to Gordy, When opened ono was fornd to con
tain men's and women's clothing and at tbo bot
tom were several business cards engraved
"Mme. Gunert, 052 Herkimer street" nnd two
marked "M. Lewis." The other trunk contained
several handsome rugs, ono a tiger skin, a col
lection of photographs, and a dozen framed pic
tures. Nono of tho photographs resembled the
dead woman, however.
Search Is now making for tho two heavy va
lises Gordy Is known to havo had on the train
when ho and the woman arrived at Milford,
but thus far no trace of them has been found.
Gordy Is mute. Not a word can be got out of
him. lie has retained Charles Richards and
Charles Cullen as his counsel. The Inquest will
be held at Milton on Thursday morning.
A Delaware dotectivo arrived hero yesterday
with photographs of Mrs. Lewis and Gordy,
which be showed to Janitor Thorndyke of 2103
Eighth avenue, where Mrs. Lewis lived until
Inst Wednesday. Janitor Thorndyke Identified
the photographs, as did also the two colored
boys. James Smith and James Lewis, who are
employed at tho house, and Clerk Iieflng, who
works at Becker's drug store, where Mrs. Lewis
Tho detective also saw Mrs. Lewis's sister,
Mrx. Goellx, known to her neighbors as Mme.
Grunert, n dressmaker of 052 Herkimer street,
Brooklyn, and sho promised to go to Delaware
and look at tho body. Mme. Grunert ldontittod
tho photograph of the woman who was killed as
that of her bister. The detective gavo Mme.
Grunert money to puy her expenses to and from
Tho detective told Janitor Thorndyke that tho
Janitor, the mo colored boys, and tbo drug clerk
might lie needed at tbu Inqu ist. and that If
thoy wcro their expenses would bo paid by the
Htoioot Delaware. If tholr testimony was not
necessary at the Inquest, it would certainly bo
wuntod ut Gordy's trial.
MINISTER KILLED RY A TRAIN.
I'ntll Ilecenllr Pastor or I'ljruoutb Church In
Milwaukee, Wis., March 15. The Rev. Goo.
II, Wells of Dover, III., was struck by a train on
tho St, Paul road half a mile oast of the Wau
watosa station on lastBaturday night nnd killed
Ho was'a patient at tho sanitarium, and it is
believed he committed suicide. Mr. Woll was
08 years old, unmarried, and until recently pas
tor of the Plymouth Church In Minneapolis.
Seven Toll Us cm Destroyed.
Lexington, Ky., March 16, Seven toll gates
wcro destroyed in Mercer county last night. Ono
hoiiHo was burned, another nreu, and the kcejtcr
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TIP DECLINED TO DIE.
HE SWALLOWED POISON BY THE
OUNCE WITHOVI A QVIVER.
Bis Elephantine lss Would Hot l)uake. De
spite tha Doses or Cyanide or Potassium, So
Be Is Left to Pass Another Klsht with the
Greatest Show on Earth Up at Bridgeport.
Bridgeport, Conn., March IB. About 1"0
nersons gathered at the winter quarters of the
Barnum & Bailey circus here to-day to see an
elephant killed. Every arrangement had been
made to do the killing expeditiously and the
men who had tho task In charm confidently
predicted n successful execution, bat the ele
phant still lives.
Tip. tho elephant that was to be killed, Is
eleven feet high and weighs three and a', half
tons. He has becntwlth tho show twenty
years and Is valued at $0,000. The Ivory In his
tusks alone Is estimated to be worth about (500.
Tip developed a bad temper recently and has
become a burden to the show p-oplc. He could
not bo kept safely with tho other elephants,
and the lives of his keepers havo been In almost
Superintendent of Buildings William Walltco
of the Museum of Natural History arrived
here early this morning with a chemlt and
sevon assistants equipped with knives to cut
DP the elephant's carcass. The dose to be given
TId was cyanide of potassium. Mr. Wallaco
brought up a satchel filled with tho poison.
Tip had been chained securely In one corner
of tho elopbant house. Doublo chains had
been fastened to his legs ana tusks, as It was
feared that In bis death struggles 1.0 might
break looso. AU of the other elephants were
taken out of the house.
At about 12:30 Tip became tho centre of
interest. The visitors took due precaution
to allow space to Intervene between them and
Tip, not a few getting outside of tho door. Mr.
Wallace put two handfuls of the olron cap
sules Into a pall of mush. They had been
coated with beeswax In order that their ef
fect might be slow and easily observed. This
mash was given to Tip, and the crowd stood
about In breathless expectation. Many looked
to see the hUtn body fall Instantly to tha
ground. Others thought that Tip might make
a dash toward the door. But Tip disap
pointed them all. He Just drank up the mash
and apparently spit out all of the capsules.
Mr. Wallace looked disappointed. Neverthe
less, he luslsted that Tip had eaten some of
the capsules, and tho spectators reta'ned their
waiting attltudo. Apples were split open end
capsules Inserted In them. Tip took all these
voraciously, but Invariably placed the
crunched fragments of the capsules on the
ground with his trunk. One of the keepers
sugeested throwing them into Ms mouth In
the hopes that ono mlsht slip down. The
keeper threw several in and Tin ate these.
The crowd had gone nearer Tip by this time.
Several times the elephant moved his body
In a spasmodln manner, and there was a
rush for tne door. Mr. Wallace kept the
spirits of the crowd up by asserting that In
the animal's stomach there were already two
ous"es of poison, and rteathrcouldlbe a question
of only a few minutes. "Give the beoswtix
time to dissolve." said Mr. Wallace. Hut the
minutes wore Into hours, and still tho elephant
stood there with the cron-d watching htm.
The museum people had made arrangements
to cut him up Immediately after his death, and
they began to grow Impatient. A Bridgeport
plumber suggested that they put the ele
phant in oTboitcar nnd turn the gas on, add
ing thst he would rig up tho does.
An old Buffalo Bill man offered to shoot Tip.
Both suggestions were rejected. More rap
sulei were fed to the elephant, this time in
mouuses. but still the crowd waited In vain.
TId's stomach now. Mr. Wallaco asserted, con
tained mora than four ounces of oolson: nm
ounce, he had predicted, would kill him. Cya
nide of potassium, he said, paralyzed the nerve
centre, and Tip's death would bo imminent
when bis let s began to shake. His legs were.
In consequence, watched steadily by all eyes.
But they didn't give, and Tip is still a live ele
phant. For six hours the visitors watched that ele
phant, and for six hours TId onlr blinked at
them and looked sleepy. Toward the end of
the afternoon he brightened up visibly, despite
the doses which were being administered to
him. Most of tho visitors went away discour
aged. Mr. Wallace still remained, feeding
him with oolson and keeping his eyes fixed on
his bind legs.
The Eve and Ear Infirmary wants Tip's evej,
and tho University of the City of New York
wants his tongue, to settle the question wheth
er an elephant has the sense of taste. An
other attempt will be made to kill him to-day.
An elephant 'named Tip was killed with pri
son at Central Park a year or two aco, and
there siems to be no good reason why tne
same method should not succeed eventually
with the present Tip.
The visitors saw Jot anna, tho pride of the
menagerie, and she dld'some remarkable tricks
for them. They saw also a pyramid of sixty
horses, .rhlch is to be one nf the new featu es
of tho show, which will bo here on March 31,
VACCINATING BOWERY N031ADS.
Fifty Doctors and Fifty Policemen I'se Lots or
Quills and Arg-uinenU.
Fifty doctors of tho Health Department, each
accompanied by a policeman of tho sanitary
squad. Invaded the lodging housos of tho lower
part of the city last night and vaccinated a part
of the nomadlo population that thoy found who
had not been made proof against smallpox.
In tho Uncle Bom lodging house, at 283 Bow
ery, nineteen men submitted their arms to the
doctors; sixty wero vaccinated in Schtrmer's, at
2G2 Bowery; fifty In tho Great Northern, at
268, and thirty-five In tho Arcade, at 317 Bow
ery, Joseph Agello, tha manager of tho Eagle, at
20 Bowery, told his lodgers that Dr. Donalko
had no right to vaccinate them unless thoy
wanted to bo vaccinated. Tho lodgers growled,
and tho policeman arrested Agello for Interfer
ing with the doctor. Thon tho lodgers thought
it was wise to bare their arms, and thoy did so.
When iodgers persisted In refusing to Btibiult
to vaccination they wore told that the lodging
homo laws did not allow an unvacclnatcd man
to stay In a lodging house, and this usually
brought them to terms. A few who would not
submit wero told that thoy would huve to got
out, and thoy got.
A long and a short man who had bunks near
each other in the Arcade had a quarrel w Idle tho
short man was considering tho advisability of
letting tho doctor vaccinate him. Tbo long man
had been vaccinated, and was trying to persuade
the short man that it was a good thing.
They finally had a tight, and the doctor and
the cop sat on them. Tho short mun got tho
worst of it, and becamo qulto subiiiiaslve after
he had been threatened with arrest for lighting.
A SINGER DIES SUDDENLY,
She Was tjuoonsclous When a Doctor Was
Called The Coroner IVotMed.
A man and woman entered tho West Thirtieth
street station house shortly after 10 o'clock last
night and reported to Sergeant Daly that a girl
hod died at Mrs. Henrietta Scott's theatrical
boarding houso, 150 West Thlrty-ulxth street, of
heart disease. Tho girl's naino was given aa
llerlssa Narvesas, and sho was said to bo a con
"Sho bad been ailing lor somo time," said the
man, "and sho bad a premonition ourly In tho
day that her end was near,"
With this Information tho man and woman
departed. Neither would give their names.
A few moments later Dr. Beunott Beach of 210
West Thirty-fourth street reiorted to Sergeant
Daly that bo had been culled to utteml a loutig
woman at 150 West Thirty-sixth street, llu ar
rived thero about 7 o'clock mid found tlu pa
Ho applied remedies to restore consciousness,
but failed. At half past II o'clock tlui woman
died. He had rof used to glvo a death certificate,
and notified the Coroner's ofllco of tho cusc.
Beyond tbtB Dr. Beach refused to givuuuy in
formation, saying that be preferred not to give
any opinion as to tho vausu of death until utter
the Coronor had mado an exuinluattnn,
At Urn address gh en 110 Information could bo
obtained by reporters.
Postmasters to Serie Out Their Teries.
Washington, March 10. Postmaster-General
Gary baa made an announcement of Interest to
Democratic Postmasters wTiose terms expire on
various dates under tbo now Administration,
He says ho has decldod to adhere to the four
year lonure of ofllco policy for PostmaaWrs ex
cept In cases where such o&lclula should be re
moved for cause.
lQwa-8gffliwism tmdm i I m tiipliin Tiiii;'
PURITAN A GREAT SEA BOAT.
CmpU Bartlett Says She Is tho Best Ho Brer
Saw Tier Condition After Her Hard Trip.
After a slow and tiresome voyage up tho coast
In tow of tho orulter Columbia, tho monitor
Puritan arrived hero yosterday morning, and Is
now lying In tho navy yard In Brooklyn. Her
engines are out of order, and the work of repair
ing them will begin soon. On Wednesday sho
will go into the now dry dock to test It.
Whatever doubts there may have been as to
the seaworthiness of monitors, tho Puritan has
set at rest, at least as far as sho Is concerned.
Slnoo leaving Charleston sho has encountered
somo very bad weather, and has prored herself
not only as buoyant, but as comfortable as could
be desired undor conditions that would try any
craft. The Puritan left Charleston on tho after
noon of March 3, undor ordorsto procoed to Now
York with despatch. On March 4 she ran Into a
northeast gale, and put Into Cnpe Fear, whoro
sho staved through tha Oth. The galo having
blown ovor sho started on, arriving off Cape
Hntteros on tho 7th. Thero she encountered an
other northeaster. ...
With the wind blowing a howling galo nnd tho
soas runnlngvory heavy in tho stream, sho kept
hor course off Diamond Shoals for several hours.
Cnpt, Bartlett tried her seaworthlnoss In ovcry
way, running head on to the waves, lying In tho
trough, and going with the waves. Capt. Bart
lett said yesterday:
" I think tho Puritan is tho bost and mostcom
fortnblo boat I was ever In In my life. Sho la a
wonderful seagoing craft. In tbo trough of the
waves she rolled easily nnd slowly, nnd recov
ered herself quickly. Going head on, sho rose
well and didn't pound. The turrets could have
been turnod nnd tho guns fought at any time,
though somo spray would havo been taken In the
turret ports. Not n drop of water was taken on
board except thoconstant wash across thodscks
or a bolt broken; In old times wo would have
said a ropo yarn. Tho waves came leaping over
tho docks, eight or ten feet above them, smashed
against tho turrets, and broko Into spray that
was tossed forty feet high, up to tho bridge. It
was a beautiful sight and ono that wo all en-
ioyed. So steady wan tho monitor that I did not
lavo racks on my cabin table."
After tho monitor had battled with the seas
for a time, Capt. Bartlett found his supply of
coal (totting low, and as tho boat was not making
any headway, she wan run under tho lea of Hut
teras Shoal and anchored. The engines wcro
found to be In bad order, and a telcgrnm was
sont to tho Navy Department for assistance.
Early on tho morning of March 11 the Columbia
arrived, took tho monitor In tow, nnd droppod
her at Sand v Hook light at 8 o'clock yosterday
morning. Tho trip was a very slow ono, tho av
oragu speed bolng only about 34 knots an hour.
Tho Columbia could havo towed her much faster
but for the fact that tho hawsers couldnot stand
tho strain. Tho Columbia did not come Into
WANT THE NEW CHARTER SUELrED.
Real Estato Men Opposed to Its Passage by
the Present legislature.
A moss meeting of real estate mon wan held
yesterday afternoon In tho Roal Estato Ex
change in Liberty street for tho purposo of re
questing the Legislature to postpono tho passago
of tho Greater Now York charter. Thero was a
largo attendance. Tho speakers wcro President
A. E. Marling, Tax Commissioner J. L. Wells,
Col. W. E. Rogers, G. Waldo Smith, Simon
Stcrno, Gen. C. II. T. Coll Is, and ex-Asscmbly-man
John Connelly. John F. Doyle offered tho
following resolutions, w hlch wcro unanimously
" irAfrras, A proposed charter has been
drafted for tbo Greater City of New York,
which, notwithstanding tho short period that
has elapsed within which to scrutinizo It, has
been shown to bo filled with mischiefs that far
outweigh any posslblo bencllts that may bo sup
posed to flow from tho consolidation of tho ter
"In that unjust nnd enormously increased
burdens of taxation are Imposed upon tho pres
ent city of New York and the annexed torritory
correspondingly relieved, and foe oao.y'.ur en
tirely relieved, from nil taxation ;
' In that 800 pages of now law Is proposed to
bo enacted covorlnt ovory concolvoDlo subject
of municipal Interest, without any specific repeal
of pre-existing laws, thus throwinc tho adminis
tration of justice into inextricable confusion;
" In that provisions aro mado for 11 double
legtslatlvo body for tho organization of the po
llco board, of tho flro board, and for the creation
of public Improvements, all in a way which
meets with the disapproval of our citizens most
capable of judging;
' In that three amendments are proposed to
the Constitution of tho State by the commission
which drafted tho charter, to cnablo It to lw
Bafoly put Into operation, which amendments
will require two yeors before thoy can bo
adopted; therefore be It
"lirtolred. By us citizens of New York city, In
mass meeting assembled, that tho Legislature
bo most respectfully but urgently petitioned to
refer back the Bald bill to create a charter for
tho Greater City of Now York to tho Committee
of Cities of tho Scnato and of tho Assembly, for
redrafting, and that no further action bo taken
until the constitutional amendments rocom
nionded by tho Greater Now York Commission
be finally passed upon by the people of tho Stato.
" Resolved, That a commlttco bo appointed by
the Chairman of this meeting to presont a copy
of these resolutions to tho Scnato and Assembly
of tho State."
BAILEY THE DEMOCRATIC LEADER.
A Veteran Democrat Hays the Party in Congress
by Its Votes Conrerred That Honor.
Washington, March 15. When tho House
adjourned this afternoon Representative Joe
Bailey, tho youthful and picturesque-looking
member from Texas, was greeted by some of his
enthusiastic supporters as the recognized official
leader of the Dcmocratlo party In tho United
States. A veteran Dcmocratlo member, w ho did
not originally support Mr. Balloy In caucus, re
marked: " That Is just what ha Is, gentlemon. He stands
beforo the country to-duy as tho recognized of
ficial leader of tho Democracy. By our votes
here to-day wo conferred that honor upon him,
and I sincerely trust we did tho right thing. His
rapid advancement Is bomelhing rcmarkablo
when you stop to consider what has
occurred hero to-day. Wo havo elevated
Mr. Bailny to the highest rank in the
party hold by any member of our
organization. It Is true thoro aro several great
mon In tho House nnd Sonata who havo occu
pied tho position of party leaders, but Mr. Bailey
received tho stump of official leadership when
wo cast our votes for him as Speaker. In tho
Scnato every Democrat considers himself n
lender, but in the Houso wo are contentnd with
one. Tho most remarkable fouture of Butley's
success Is tho fact that ho won the honor we
gavo htm to-day. notwithstanding ho was avow
edly opposed to the nomination of Mr. Bryan
for tho Presidency, becauso hu could not accept
his popullstlc theories, Bailey Is a frea silver
man, but ho Is also a man of sound principles
and remarkable ability."
FALZ1NO STOVE STOPS A FIGHT.
Pott-Klectlon Charges Occasion a Drawl Among
Slateu Island Uepubllcans.
Tho Republican Town Committee of South
field, S. I., held a session In Clifton last ovcnlng
to hear charges preferred against several mem
bers, and during the session Justlco William A.
Galloway and W. J, Ettgen becume involved in
a fracas, in which the entire commltteo subse
quently took part. After tho town elections Inst
month Justico Galloway, former Postmaster W.
O. Ludlow of RosetMuik, and P, W. Putnam and
Louis Cordes, meinbsrs of tbo committee, wero
charged with having worked In the interest nf
the Democrats on election day, W. J, Ettgen,
who accused Galloway, asked an adjournment
lust night. Galloway demanded Mint tbo case
go on at onco, and he declared that Kttuen was
acting in bad faith, Ettgen and Galloway camo
to blows, and the committee suspended business.
For til teen minutes there was a general rip
ping of buttons, tearing of clothing, and shaking
of clenched lists, arcentuated by some stiff
punches. When the brawl wns at Its height the
stoi cpliKi fell among the fighters and the not
stove was partially upset. This stopped the
Tho chargos against Galloway and Putnam
were tabled, Ludlow and Cordes were expelled
f rum the committee.
Cnpt. Treaer Knocked Senseless In Court.
Lexington, Ky.,March 15. Capt. B. J, Treacy,
the turfman and trotting horse breeder, was
knocked senseless In the Circuit Court late this
afternoon by Col, Robert A. Thornton, brother-in-law
of Gen. W. F. Draper, Col, Thornton was
arguing for his mother-in-law, Mrs. Preston, who
Is trying to dispossess Treacy of the Ashland
Park stock farm. Treacy took offence at some
thing Thornton said and started toward him In
a threatening manner. Thornton grabbed a cano
from another law) or and struck Trcacyn terrible
blow on the head. Treacy was removed to his
home. Both men were placed under $5,000
bonds to keep the peace,
'1.. 'i. ' '! ' ' 1 ". r"' r'-ili Jj 11-
RUSSIAN GUN EXPLODES.
TERRIBLE ACCIDENT ON A WAR
SHIP AT CANEA.
Fifteen Men Killed and Thirteen Others Will
Die The Turret or the Clsol Vellky
Blown to Pieces and Parts or It Are
Burled Bundreds or Feet Tho Cause.
London, March 15. A despatch to tha Oraphie
from Canoa says that a gun exploded to-day on
board tbo Russian turret ship Clzol Vellky, kill
ing fifteen mon and wounding an officer and
Canea, March 15. A terrible accident oc
curred to-day on board tho Russian warship
Clzol Vellky, Tho vessel was practising outside
of Suda Bay, near Canea, when one of her tur
ret guns exploded, owing to tho breech not bar
ing been proporly closed.
The noise of tho oxplotlon waa tenifio, and 1U
results were most disastrous. Tho turret was
blown to pieces and overy ono of its occupanta
waa killed. Tho turret and cupola, In falling,
killed a number of others who were on dock.
The killed number fifteen, Including two
officers. Thlrteon mon wero so badly injured
that they will die, while a number of othora re
ceived less serious Injuries.
Tho turret that was wrockod weighed 20,000
pounds. Large pieces of it were hurled hun
dreds of feot.
Tho Clzol Vellky was launched in the spring
of 1805, and two others of tho same type are
building. Tho following aro her principal di
mensions: Length over nil, 348 feet; length on
wuter lino, 341 feot; beam, 00 fcot 0 Inches;
draught of water aft, 24 feet; displacement,
Protection Is afforded by a belt of armor 17.7
Inches thick and 7 feet in depth, extending over
247 feet of her length. Abovo this belt Is a re
doubt 105 feet long, protectod by flvo
Inches of Btcel. Thero Is another redoubt
on tho upper deck shorter than tho ono
below, but also protected by five inches of armor.
Transvorso armored bulkheads flvo Inches thick
closo In tho ends of tho redoubts. Tho armored
dock Is throo inches thick.
Thoro aro two turrets, ono forward and one
aft, each protected by armor 17.7 Inches thick
and armed with two 12-inch guns of the Obouk
hoff typs. Tho auxiliary armament Includes bIx
10 cm. (C-inch) Canet and eighteen smaller
Tho engines aro lntcndod to dovelop 8,500
horso power, from twelvo Belleville boilers in
thrco Boparato compartments. Tbo ordinary
coal supply Is 550 tons, enough for 5,000 miles
at ten knots. Tho ship's estimated speed is six
teen knots. Sbo has two funnels and two mil
FORESTALLING THE NEW TARIFF.
00,007,070.01 Paid In Customs Duties Tester
day 40,000 Bales or Tobacco Out or Bond.
All records were broken I'' tho Now York Cus
tom House yesterday as to tho customs duties
rocclvcd In a slnglo day and also tho amount
paid by Imp irtcrs for withdrawals of goods from
bonded warehouses. Tho customs duties ro
cclvcd amounted to $2,007,970.51, of which
amount f 2,178,510.36 was paid by tho import
ers to withdraw goods from bonded warehouses.
All told, tho duties on 2,833 entries were paid
yosterday. Tho Importers aro apparently de
termined to pay up tho dutlos on all goods on
which tho now tariff bill has a higher schodulo.
Duties have been paid on 40,000 bales of tobacco,
which Includes nil of tho tobacco In the bonded
warehouses of tho New York river front,
Tho Importers who havo forestalled the now
schedule of customs duties have received Infor
mation to tho effect that the new Dlngley bill
Is to bo pushed along In Congress us rapidly as
possible. The importers havo no ldoa when tho
bill will become operative but thoy aro going to
boon tho safo side.
Tho foreign makers of goods sold in the Amer
ican market aro also up to snuff. The Imiwrt
entries numbered yestcrdny 700, tho largest In a
slngla day on record. It was stated by those
familiar with tho facts that from tho hour It was
known In Europo that McKinley was elected
President tho foreign manufacturers of goods
salablo In tho American market put on all steam
and have bocn rushing ahoad tho work on goods
which were to bo lundod In America before a new
tariff bill with a highor schedule of duties waa
put In operation.
HOPES OF THE CITS' UNION,
Together with a Long-nanae Prediction by
County Clerk Purroy.
Somo of the enthusiastic amateur politicians
who cngagod In cnglnccric tbo nowCitizons'
Union movement talked rather freely yesterday
of tholr hopes and anticipations for the success
of that movement, insisting, however, that their
names should not bo used, as they "really had
not been delegated to talk for the 2D0, you
Theso men said that thoy are sure that tho
Milhollund-Brookneld Republicans will indorse
their municipal ticket, nnd thoy have like assur
ances regarding the Shepard Democracy of
Brooklyn. With theso organizations and the
Good Government clubs, tbo University Settle
ment, tho City Club, and tho labor organizations
that havo been enlisted, thoy are Buro, or say
thoy aro, that thoy will bo successful. One thing
seemed to bother them, and tboy asked sovorul
times If County Clerk 1'urroy could reully bo
expected to cooperate with them.
When Sir. Purroy beard this ho said, without
committing himself, that "If all tho elements
opposed to Tammany Hall will unite in tho
coming campaign they will win. If they do not,
Tnmmany is Itkoly to win. Tho Homo Rule
Democracy hopes to sco nil tho foes of Tammany
GREAT FIRE IN MANDALAY.
I,SOO Houses Destroyed In the Capital or
London, March 10. Tho Daily Mail has a
despatch from Bombay saying that 1,500 bouses
in Mandalay have been destroyed by lire. Seven
thousand persons havo boon rendered homeless
by the conflagration. The loss It placed at
ADMIRAL HOLLMANN RESIGNS.
He Decide .lot lo Iteuialn at the Bead or the
Rerun, March 15. Tho Cologne Gazette con
firms tho report that Admiral Ilollmann, tho
head of the Imperial Admiralty, has resigned in
consequence of tho action of tho Budget Com
mittee of tho Rclchstug lu rejecting his demand
for increased credits and becauso of disagree
ment with his colleagues in the Ministry in con
nection with his recent speech before the Budget
Secretary Booaevelt ncl-ns.
London, March 15. Mr. J. R, Roosevelt,
First Secretary of tbo United States Embassy
here, tendered his resignation to-day on the
ground of 111 boaltb.
Francis Joseph Will VUlt the Csar.
London. March 15. A despatch from Vienna
to a news usency suys that Emperor Francis
Joseph will pay u visit to St. Petersburg in
April and remain there two weeks.
Five llorseo Ditch u Train.
Hiawatha, Kan., March 10. Flvo horses on
the track ditched tho north-bound Missouri Pa
cific passenger train at 1:23 A.M. to-day. Tho
engine, baggage car. and two coaches were
wrecked. Tbo killed are: Engineer Edward
Nye, .Fireman Lawrence O'Connor, and J,
Meadow Atchison, travelling- salesman. Fire
perrons wero Injured.
SHOT DEAD AT TWENTY FACES.
A Duel Over a Kentucky Girl Tinds In Ono
Lovers Death and the Other's Flight.
WniTEsnuRO, Ky., March 16. Ell Isom nnd
Henry Frazlor, who llvo on Rockhouso Creek,
two miles west of here, quarrelled ovor Polly
Lewis, a young woman with whom loth wore In
lovo. They agreed to scttlo thctrdlffercnco with
revolvers at twenty paces, and In tho duel which
followed Isom wns ktllod. Frazlor was unhurt
and escaped to tho mountains. Isom's friends
haveofforod a reward of $300 for his capture
and bloodhounds havo beon put on his trail.
TITO COUNTERFEITERS NABBED,
Plumber Smith Made the Spurious Colni Bis
Wire Circulated It.
Charles S. Smith, 42 years old, and his wife
Margaret, aged 38, of 83 Douglass street, Brook
lyn, wcro arrestod by tho pollco of tho Butler
stteot station last night, charged with making
and passing spurious monoy. Mra. Smith had
passed a CO-ccnt counterfeit picco on Joseph
Manollo, an Italian fruit dealor at 240 Smith
street, yesterday morning. Ho discovered It
lator, and when ho saw her in tho ovcnlng ho
caused her arrest.
Detectlvo Sorgoant Murphy, on searching the
Douglass Btrcet houso, found tw o furnaces, two
smelting pots, thrco plaster of pariB molds, and
other material used in manufacturing tho spurt
oub money. Whllo tho dctoctlvo waa In tho
houso, Smith entered with his two children,
and was placed under arrest, Tho detectlvo also
found twenty flfty-cont ploccs, flvo twenty-live-cent
pieces, and seventeen flvo-cont pieces.
Tho spurious monoy was excellently made
and had a good ring. Mrs. Smith had thrco
counterfeit flfty-cont pieces and a quarter w lth
her when she was arrested. The two children,
the eldest bolng 8 years old, were put In tho euro
of the children s society,
When Smith was taken beforo Pollco Captain
Bedell, ho said:
"I'm guilty. I mado tho stuff."
He also said ho was a plumber by occupation
nnd that ho had boon 8lck,had fallen, breaking his
leg, and his family were Btarvlng.
" I borrowed money from my friends until I
could not borrow any more and then I decided
to mako the monoy myself. I was driven Into
It, but I Intended to stop as soon as I secured
Smith said ho began to mako tho spurious coin
on Jan. 15. Ho could not tell how much of It he
had passed, but ho hail been nblo to lay In a
stock of provisions bo that his family did not
Ho will bo turned over to tho United States
officers this morning.
OBJECT TO THE CLUB TAX.
Two Itepubllcan District Clubs Protest Against
Paying 8)800 Kach.
Two Republican clubs which will bo seriously
affected by ono of tho proposod amendments
to tho Liquor Tax law met last night and pro
tested against it. Thoy aro tha Murray Hill Re
publican Club of tho Twenty-seventh district
and tho Rlvcrsldo Republican Club of the
Twenty-first. Tho election district captains of
tho Twenty-first district also met at tho Rlvcr
sldo Club and entered a similar protest. Tho
amondment objected to is that which will re
quire clubs to pay a tax of $300u)cur. Tho
others wcro praised.
The Murray Hill Club "Instructed" Senator
Pavey and Assemblyman Lulmboor to voto
against tho club amendment. Tbo captains of
tho Twenty-first Assembly district emphatically
protested agnlnst tho amendment ns an "en
croachment on personal rights," and "advised"
BcnatorFord and ABSomblyman Austin to op
pose it. Abrahnm Umber marshalled theso
captains and mado a speech, in which ho said
that tho lcodors of tho party cannot prevent
Itepiibllcans from protesting against pernicious
legislation llko rnla club amendment.
BIG FIRE IN ST. LOUIS.
Over 01,000,000 Worth or Dry Goods Bnrned
In the Kly Walker Company's Store.
St. Louis, Mnrch 15. Flro started on the
fourth floor of tho building occupied by the Ely
Walker Dry Goods Company, nt Eighth street
and Washington avenue, at 8 o'clock to-night.
Within a half hour tho flro shot up tho ele
vator shaft and all the upper floors were ablaze.
Tho building is seven stories high nnd overy
floor was flllod with merchandise. The flro is
supposed to havo been caused by crossed elec
tric light wires.
Fireman Leo Smith of Engine Company 18 fell
from tho third floor through to tho basement,
and was fatally Injured. Mark Barton, a
porter, was ovcrcomowith smoke, and was re
vived with difficulty. Ho is in a serious con
dition. A member of the dry goods firm estimates tho
loss ut 91,000,000 on stock. Tho concern is tho
largest wholesale dry goods houso In tho city,
and their stock is valued at 1,500,000. The
loss on tbo building will be $100,000.
i TO THE USE OF THE FLAG.
U. A. It. Meditating a BUI Forbidding It Except
on Public Buildings.
The Empire Stato Society of the Sons of tho
American Revolution met last night at tho
Hotel Nonnaudle and discussed a report from
Ralph E. Prlmo upon tho desecration of tho
American flag. In his report Mr. Prime said that
tho natlonnl emblem was used altogether too
promiscuously by private business concerns nnd
political clubs and parties for the furtherance of
Srivute designs. This 11 so of tho flag, Mr. Prlmo
eclared, was a stain upon the nation. Ho rec
ommended legislation making it a crime pun
ishable by 910 tine for any person to use tho
American flag except on Government and school
Severul of tho members took exception to Mr.
Prime's report. Tho Rev. Dr. K. R. Klttrcdge
said that the private use of tho flag could not bo
termed a desocrntlon.
After an hour's talk it wan decided to accent
tho report, which Is to lw referred to a commit
tee of thirteen, whose duty It will be to draw up
a bill to bo presented to CongrcsB.
NO BROOKFIELD PRIMARIES.
l.arge Area or Silence Supersedes the Storm
Conditions or Talk.
Tho Mllholland-Brooktlcld Republican enroll
ment wns to have occurred this week, but has
been postponed indefinitely, as was told in The
Sun on last Sunday. This action, It Is said, wus
decided on In deference to tho wishes of somo of
tho natlonnl party leudcrs,
Tho Committee on Organization mot secretly
last night nt Lyrla Hall, not tha regular meet
ing place. No one would tell whut occurred. It
Is snid, though, that tho proceedings consisted
of llttlo more than nn explanation that tho ad
ministration is oppyod to tho prouosed organi
zation of an Independent County Committee,
and that tho loaders wero advlsod tn perfect an
organization on tho Assembly District club
HER HORSE ROLLED ON HER.
Mrs, Balllu's Ankle llrokcn While Hiding In
Frightened by a passing wagon, tho horso of
Mrs. J acq uos llallln, tho wlfo nf a llncu mer
chant of 20 Wost Sovcnty-tlfth streol, shied
while sho wus riding with her friend, Miss
Keyos, on tho West Drive In Central Park lust
evening. It gavo n leap, nnd, falling to tho
ground, rolled ovor on Mrs. llnlllii, Tho woman's
right nuklu wus broken,
Tbo horso, getting up, ran away, nnd Miss
Koycs guvo cluiHu. Tho animal w.ih caught nt
Hoventj -fourth street nnd tho West Drive by
Purk Policeman Coylo.
Mrs. Bullln wus removed to her homo In the
Aroused or Forging .lotrs for a 10,000.
Paduoah, Ky March 10,-Kx-Prcsldent Mil
ton G. Cope of tho First Natlonnl lliinl; of Padu
cahlsihurgod by the bank's oftlc era with forging
notes for $13,000, Tho notes ncro carried as
assets of the bunk. This money, with t-H.tKM) ho
borrowed, is said to havo been lost in wheat
deals. Cope w us forced to resign several weeks
ago. Hu bus dluuppeurud.
Ilrpubllrau lub uii Primaries.
Tho Republican Club of 450 Fifth avenue
adopted last night a report of tho Committee on
City and State Affairs that tho club should en
deavor to secure the passage of a bill or bills
embodying tho principles and substance of the
so-called Pavoy, Brush, and Sanger bills to pro
tect primary elections and eho ,1 create and
foster public opinion lu favor of Jctlve particl
tuition in tho party primaries.
NEW CONGRESS IN SESSION. J
.4-V AIR OF PATRIOTISM AND HOPM. !$gjjj
FULNESS ABOUT THE CAPITOL. )&& ,
Thomas B. nerd Again Chosen Speaker or tat ?ig
House Tho General Ilnrmouy Disturbs J1 a
for a Moment by an Attack on Ihe need 'M&i
Itules by a Small Hand or Itepiibllcnno Tho ''Pftaw
Speaker Wins the Day bj a Very Close Vole. ''SiSnV
Washinoton, March 15. Bright sunshlno nnd 1 pffM, .
invigorating, Bprlug-llko weather wolcomod tho ;&?
Fifty-fifth Congress to Washington. As on Mo- lAWi
Klnlcy'a inauguration, tho atmosphere of tho 'ilfli
Capitol seemod to bo pcrmoalcd by stirring IbV
patriotism and hopefulness, nnd both occnslons vfj'sawt
wero marked by Indications of tho speedy com- ''amir
ingof tho much-hornldcd era of prosperity. To- w-aasM
day the first blows wcro struck In tho task to vnB'
which tho McKinley Administration nnd tho Ho- 411
publican Congress havo sot themselves, nnd If "V'nDI
tho programmo agreed upon in it spirit of loyal 'tnaH
corporation is carried out, na no doubt It will be, 1 v'B
Congress will adjourn in thrco nioiit lis or so nfter J'JbbI
having enacted a Republican Tariff lnw, sup- V'sbbT
plcmcntcd probably by somo measure of llnnn- hLV
clnl reform, which it Is predicted will remove 5IK
tho widespread business depression, nnd bring ITH
back tho prosperous condition which existed at "Isw
tho oponlng of tho Cleveland Administration. t UHL-A
Except for tho Ill-advised and futllo attempt ' ?BaP
of a small band of Itepubllcan members of the , I"i
House of Representatives to upen tho biennial -aff
campaign against what aro known ns tho I teed ififlL)
rules, which puts it in tho power of thoHpoakor ;n j
of tho House of Representatives mid his Com- ' avW
mlttco on Itules to control matters of logts- ?M 1
lation with an iron hand, harmony spread "ran I
its gentle wings over nil branches of tho Gov- J'R 1
ernment to-day. Tho Senate, the Houso of Rap- 'JaBl
rcBcntatlvcs, tho Exccutlvo Mansion, mid tho , JHL;
various departments wore brought beneath its Msat
Influence. Tho restoration of kindly good feel- 3'f saonai
lng between tho President of tho United States '!slBal
and the legislative and exccutlvo departments B
was generally rccogntzod, and tho policies v'Mai
pledgod to tho pcoplo during tho campaign nsBoj
which resulted in tho dofent of Bryanism wore SbHi
Inaugurated under tho most auspicious clrcum- 1'saHl
Tho Scnato, already organized, resumed Its "ilMtJ
session with a Republican Vlco-Prcstdcut In the iMjaS-fl
chair; the House of Representatives was organ- linmrll
lzed by tho re-election of Speaker ThoinaB B. ','c B
Rcod; President McKinley Bent to tho two " '5 B
houses his first message, dealing with tho para- J B
mount necessity of providing monoy enough to j. B'
mcettboexpendlturcsofthoGovcrnment; Chair- ,,', H;
man Dtngloy of tho Ways und Means Commltteo r f By
Introduced tho Tariff bill prcpurcd by tho Re- '.'.JrV
publicans who wcro members of tbo Ways and JM''
Moans Committoo of the Inst Houso, and who '"&!)
will bo the members of tho new commlttco; tho ij'wBil
rules of tho Fifty-fourth Congress woro adopted 'HBt'
temporarily as those to govern the Flfty-flfth nl
to-morrow tho work of passing tho now Tariff 4jBli
bill will begin, with Congress and tho Exccutlvo ilBl
In tho accord they havo not bocn for many years, "iaH
and tho dominant party are hop&f ul ns thoy have ' jatt
nover been before of making a record on foreign '1aaa?l
and domostlc questions that will receive hearty .tiBl
popular indorsement. I'llaBj
All Interest centred in tho Houso of Ropre- . 'u'lBl
sentatlvcs to-day, becauso tho Scnato, having -JMasfl
adjourned only a few days ago, wns merely re- ''bBal
Burning Its sessions. The demand for admittance liljLal
to the galleries of tho IIouso was so great that 'f Evanl
all excopt & faw coats woro reserved, and od- VlBa
mission was galr.o&pnly upon tho card of mem- (TfnaM
bcrs. Aa tho old Congress dlod but'elcven days ;-taH
ngo tho meeting of tho now ono wna devoid of ' JfBaml
somo of thoso interesting features so noticeable njnaBI
when thero has beon no session for sovoral '-BbI
months. Tho advent of tho new Administration ''TaauH
hod brought to Washington In advance many of A-BB
tho new members, so that thoy had already taWoi
becomo acquainted with tho old ones, iUsasaii
and tho proceedings in tho House, therefore, -aaWal
lacked Bomo of tholr nowness. There had been 'SaanWj
no fight ovor tho Speakership cither, and "Tom" 'iaanWj
Rcod again ascended to tho rostrum, bucked by "SfawJ
tbo unanimous support of his party. On tho 'Hl
Democratic sldo tho sore spots left by the Strug- UfSsaH
glo between McMIllln of Tennessee, represent- uVBrl
ing tbo Bryan clement In tho House, and Bailey ' 'AviBU
of Texas, standing ns an advocate of Democracy dBanl
pure and simple, wcro not yet all hoalcd to-day, 1rBanl
but when the Texas member was named as ths !sBbI
nominee of his party for tho empty honor of ".asWJ
Sponkcr ho received Its solid support. Tha ' 'V 4 aaaWai
I'ODullsts voted for their nominee John C. Boll jilafaafaral
of Colorado, whllo ono Iono ccnulno sllvor man 7-fEsaVJ
voted for Representative Nowiauds of Nevada. iSanWj
Tho crowds In tho groat galleries wcro Just as iYanWj
dense as thoy always aro on tho opening of IIbbH
a Congress, and tbo sections rexcrvod for Bsl
tho families of mombors. Administration officials. vlBanl
and tbo Diplomatic Corps wcro filled, ns usual, I vi'BJ
with gayly dressed women, who added a touch 'UBB
of color to the Interesting scenes. Thomciubors !;!tnWj
themsolvcs were down on tbo floor, shaking; ' '
bands nnd being visited by tho public, who or aaaai
not excluded from tho chamber until just beforo iiilawj
the hour of meeting. Floral tributes wcro tn BLbbI
more general abundanco apparently thnn cvor ''taWal
before was noticeable, showing that, no matter &BaWal
how much tho public complains of hard times, ImaWj
there Is always monoy enough on bund to send "" -BB
tbo most elaborato floral offerings to membors isnWj
of Congress. tsassal
Tho Houso was called to order to-day by Cleric JBanl
McDowell, who mado a very good presiding 'aaaal
officer, except that ho has no voice, and after tha BJ
chaplain had offered prayer tho President's .Bj
proclamation calling Congress together was bVbI
road and tbo roll of members was culled. Imme- bBI
dlatoly afterward tho election nf Speaker took HI
nlaco, with tho result that Hoed received 101), ' H
Bailey 114, Boll 21, and New lands 1. Mr. Reed 'iflfl
then inado his llttlo speech, liclug escorted to WisWaal
tho chair by his defeated rivals nnd Grosvenor S'-'saTasl
of Ohio, Chairman of tho Republican caucus, ''ssSBai
nnd tbore was a great burst of upplauso from all "'jfsrB
Bides of tho House. Ho said: ''
"Gentlemen or the Houbi: ok ItKntKHENTA- Pfl
Tivr.s: It has been the custom fur a hundred IA
years for Speakers-elect to so fully express their tfl
gratltudo and their sense of honor conferred that I
tbo language by which tbnuka aro conveyed has I'll
been long ago exhausted. Will you pardon ma 11
if I confess that on all tho occasions w ban I have lani
stood here I have beon more oppressed by tho ismBI
sctiso of responsibility than cheered by tha sentl- M
ment of thankfulness, Vol I appreciate no umn JH
more thohlghbonor of your voto ond tho confl- llrfl
deuco which dictated It, But high as tha VIM
honoris, It will surely fudo uiiltsi jour furor Is ItVI
permanent. I cannot, having had nvperlenco, . jBU4l
expect to pieoso all of you always, but 1 iln hopo, 111
with your asslstanco nnd your kind forUcimuico,
to administer Justlco to euch uienilicr nnd lo IBB
Iwth sides of the chamber, under tho rules estab- bB
lishod by tho House of Representatives, without aCafl
fear, fuor, or the hopo of ruunrd," BB
On motion of Mr. llrnsroiiortlU'p., O.) tho np- WBl
polntment of tho following utlicers was model 1KB
Alex. McDowell of l'cnustlvanl.i, Clerk; llcnJ. MS
F. Riissoll of Missouri, Hergeaut-ut-Arius; Wll- fgfjfa
Hum J. Glenn of New York. Doorkeeper; Joseph B
C. McElro of Ohio, Postmaster; Henry M. !
Oouden of Michigan, Chaplain, i'hu Democratic.
and Populist substitutes wore foriunllj proposod BbtJ
and rejected without u division. Tho oilkcrs jH
thus elected hud tho oatli administered to them. jtH
which Included tho declaration that thoy would BB
not divulge the secrets of tho House. fgfjfa
The milters of tho IIouso took tho oath nfter Bl
the Speakor had been sworn In. the usual com- Sh
mlttces were appointed tn wait upon tho I'rcsl- -
dent und tho rionate, and then c.iiuo tho first
clash mi tho ltcpublli an side. It Has llkou gust BB
of wind, however, and soon passed over. H
A llttlo crowd of Kmmblli'uiiH, under the
leadership of Hepburn of low n, havo for somo BB
tlmo heun dialing under I ho ullcgitl desiollo at. I
rules of the Speaker, und bad nrruiigeil a cure- )
fully prcpurcd plan for uttacklng him by means '
of preventing tho adopt Ion of Iho rules of the m
old lloutc for t hocof thu new ; but tho t'znr was Mm
us much of 11 (Varus ever tu-uny, and although fJ jB
be very narrow ly Escaped temporary defeat, ho ItfB
held tho reins Urnily unit kept his wild horses tit
the straight road, ns he always iIoch.
Mr, Hepburn muted to limit tho time during SB
which the old rules should got cm tho IIouso to SB
thirty da) s, but Ills collcugtie from Iowa, Gen, BB
Henderson, a member of tho Committee on Mm
Rules, moved the previous question on his mo- Kfl
tlon tbnt tho old rules should govern Jnlll the vrtB
now onea wcro adopted. iotwlUutuuUu-lJcu. Jfil
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