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BLISS YIELDS TO MS
He Will, It Is Said, Accept the
Interior Portfolio.
A PROTRACTED CONFERENCE
"The SewXorkerWoi Closeted With
the Republican Mnunyer lor Three
Hours Last Night Urgent Rea
son "Why He Should Accept
Placed .Before Him.
It is almost an asscd fact tuat Cor"
i nelius N. Bliss -' ew York lias recoil
. sidered ids determination not to become
: u. member or President McKinlcy's Cabi
net, and will accept the office of Secre
tary of the Interior.
This conclusion, it is naid, was arrived
at late last night, after "a lengthy con
ference 1 etweca Mr. Bliss and Mark A.
Banna, in the latter's apartments at the
Arlington Hotel.
Mr. Bliss, it is believed, consented to
accept i he portfolio only for the purpose
of adjusting the political differences in
New York, and in order that the Empire
State might he lepreseniea in the Cabinet.
The report is that Mr. Blisfi at first
strongly demurred to Mr. Banna's pro
posal, but at last yielded, and will at
once notify President McKinley of his
acceptance.
Mr. Bliss' determination to become a
member of the President-elect's official'
family puts at rest all other rumors re
garding the completion of the Cabinet,
which has been ;i matter of much con
jecture since Col. J. J. McCook's refusal
bo accept anything but the position of
Attorney General. It has generally been
supposed since McCook's declaration that
' Gen. Stewart L. Woodford of New York
i would be offered the position. Mr. lie
.Kitiley. however, has always entertained
a strong preference foi Mr. Bliss, and
has, it is said, written several letters
or late to the New York merchant urging
him to reconsider his determination.
It is albo stated that McKinley has in
dicated that if Bliss did not accept the
position no other New York man would
be honored by a place in the Cabinet.
Mr- Bliss arrived i'i the city yester
day afternoon, and went directly to the
Arlington. Theie he saw Mr. Ilanna and
a conference was arranged for last night,
immediately after dinner. Mr. Hanna
was closeted with Mr. Miss for several
hours during which time the Republican
manager denied himself to all other
visitors.
Mr. Bliss declined to be interviewed
on what took place between himself and
Mr. Ilanna, but would not deny that the
CnWnet slate had been finally made
up. Mr. IMIw;, it will he remembcicd,
was offered a Cabinet portfolio by
President-elect McKinley scon after his
election, but declined the honor on ac
fcount of domestic reasons.
i littli; hope for woodford.
-Tie Is Not Lil.ely to Go Into the
Cabinet.
Gen. Stewart L. "Woodford, of New York,
Is at the Arlington. Gen. Woodford is a
Cabinet possibility, who would like to
be something more than a possibility. His
hope burned low while there was much
talk of McCook for the Cabinet, but when
the news flashed over the wires that
McCook would not accept the Interior port
folio, and it appeared there wus nothing
else to offer him, hope put a new candle
in the socket aud began to burn brighter
than before. Then Gen. Woodford packed
bis trunks and came here some days
earlier than he first intended, so that he
might hold counsel with Hou. Marcus
Ilanna.
It uncertain that Gen. Woodford is ardent
ly dcsiious of a Cabinet position, and it
isalnost equally certain that a fiost has
come upon his new-born hope. The frost
Is Bliss Cornelius N. Bliss.
If Gen. WosMlford had audience with
Ilanna yesterday no cue ki.ows it. Major
McKjnley's manager was closeted with
Depew and Bliss during the day and night,
and the story goes, as eUewheie narrated,
that the ndminii-tration has decided it must
be.Bllss, or nobody from New Ycrk.
Gen. Woodford is the choice of Bon.
ThomasC I'latt and the regular New York
ranlzation, but Tlntt is not high In the
ror of Ilanna, who lemcmbershim well
the evil he tiicd to do McKinley. It
uld, perhaps, be better for Woodwaid
tiiis Jointure if I'latt were some other
;fis friend. At lenst it looks that way.
Jen.- Woodford has not given up hope.
receives the best wishes of liis friends
though he believed they are to be
ilized, even if no one else does.
LAST "VVliEK OF CONGRESS.
A 2? u in be-r of Important Measures
i Yet to lie Acted Upon.
The last week of the Fifty-fourth Con
gress finds the Senate with the great
appropriation bills in a more backward
'state than for several years. Six of
the annual appropriation budgets have
become laws with the approval of the
President. The Indian bill and the post
office bill, the latter of which was passed
at an early hour yesterday morning, are
In conference.
There are now lefore the Senate the
fortifications, District of Columbia, the
Eundry civil and the Naval bills. The
Eunury civil bill was under discu&sion yes
terday afternoon. This and the Naval
and District bills promise to be prolifl'
In debate, so that the Senate will be
compelled to give closer attention to its
;workdurins the few remaining days than
it has to to this Lime,
j The gerral deficiency bill will be re
pented from committee today. If the
'debate is prolonged, as some Senators ap
pear to be content to have it, there will
be good grounds or the belief that at
least two or the bilk may fall altogether.
The House will do nothing for the next
three days except to act on conference
reports.
Cleveland's " -Last Sunday Here.
President Cleveland's last Sunday In
the White House was spent very quietly.
tTbe President was kept quite busy look
ing over a number of bills that requite
Ids immediate attention.. Among the
'callers during the day were Sccietary
Olney, Attorney General Harmon and
Secretary Lumont.
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j Receivers Appointed.
Athnta, Ga.,Feb. 28. James ,.. Ander
yn, of Atlanta, and M A. u'Byrne, of
Kayaunah.have been appointed permanent
receivers of the Southern Mutual Building
jand Loan Association They will divide
e salary between, them, Judge Lumpkin
announced.
FAMINE THREATENS CRETE.
llefugees Dying of Starvation In
Beleaguered Hcrnklion.
Canea, Feb. 28. A new danger threatens
this unfortunate Island, and it it is to be
averted a speedy settlement of the present
difficulties must be arrived at. The
state of war prevents any attention be
ing paid to the crops. In the towns be
sieged by the Insurgents the situation is
much worse than it is iu the country dis
tricts. In Heraklion alone, where there has
been a very large influx or refugees, the
outlook is very serious. Provisions are
very scarce and a famine is imminent,
targe numbers of the refugees are already
dying or starvation.
The lines of the besiegers are absolutely
impassable. Korakas has not yet cut off
the water supply of the town, which he'
threatened a few days ago to do. Should
he carry his threat into effect the con
dition of the besieged people would be
pitiable indeed.
Korakas with part ofhls forces is advanc
ing upon lllerapetra.
On March :i the armistice of a week
agreed to between the Moslems and Chris
tians will expire. The position of the
Moslems theie is very precarious.
The presence of foreign warships off
this port haB not had the effect of pre
venting righting between the insurgents and
Turks, save in the town itself, where a
comparatively small force of sailors and
marines were recently landed for the pur
pose of preserving order.
A skirmish occurred today at Malaxa, a
short distance from Canea, in which the
Turks were worsted, although they out
numbered the Christians. The fighting
arose Tram i fruitless attempt on the
part of the Moslems, aided by a detach
ment of Turkish troops, to re-victual the
blockhouse, where the Turkish garrison
has been blockaded for a number or days.
Tlie Moslems made a sortie, but the In
surgents were prepared for Just such a
move, and attacked the party furiously,
finally driving them back.
Further fighting has occurred in the vicin
ity of Heraklion As heretofore, the insur
gents under Korakas repulsed the Turks.
NO REST FOR MARK HANNA
Many Distinguished Visitors Call on
the Republican Manager.
Among Those "Who Conferred "With
Him Were Dejiew, Senator-Elect
Plutt and C. N. Bliss.
The seventh day of the week, which is
anxiously looked rorward to by the ma
jority of people as a day- of quiet and
rest, proved to be anything else for Mark
A. Banna, chairman of the National Re
publican Committee, who arrived in the
city on Saturday.
In fact, from the time the Republican
Warwick left his bed early yesterday morn
ing until-a late hour last night, he was
confronted with an amount of business
that would have driven an ordinary la
dividual to despair.
Mr. Ilanna, however, was equal to the
enormous task and dispatched his work
with the same dfsplay or executive abil
ity that has characterized his career
since he became identified with the cam
paign that resulted in the election of
Mr. McKinley.
All day loug the Arlington Hotel was
besieged with politicians, who eagerly
sought a conference with the man who is
expected to figure h prominently in the
affairs of the Incoming administration.
A few very fortunate ones succeeded
iu being ushered into the august presence;
the great majority had to content them
selves with the promise of a conference
at some future time.
Mr. Hanna, i u accordance with his usual
custom, was out of bed early. He break
fasted with his family in a private dining
room of the hotel about 10 o'clock.
Shortly after breakfast Mr. Hanna re
tired to his rooms, in company with Sec
retary Perkins, who met him by appoint
ment for the purpose of going over the
vast amount of mail that has been ac
cumulating for several days past.
Mr. Hanna left the hotel about midday
and in company with Hon. Ben. Butter
worth, of Ohio, went to inaugural head
quarters, where he remained for some
timi talking with Chairman Bell, and other
officials.
Before returning to the hotel Mr. Hanna
took a little stioll about th city with
Mr. Butterworth. inspecting the stands
and decorations. Mr. Hanna expressed him
self as much pleased with the prepara
tions that have been made by the local
committee for the entertainment of the
great throng of visitors who are expected
to visit the inauguration.
Mr. Butterworth lemalncd with the dis
tinguished manager until lunch. The ex
Congressman declared that his visit to
Mr. Hanna was purely of a social nature
and devoid of any political significance.
After lunch Mr. Hanna was closeted with
Chaunccy M. Depew, who called at the
hotel to pay his respects.
The two were together for half an hour,
when Mr. Depew left the Arlington and
went directly to the residence of Mr. Cor
nelius Vanderbllt, whose guest he will be
until after the inauguration.
Later in the day Mr. Hanna held a con
ference with Senator-elect Thomas C.
Piatt, who arrived from New York yester
day morning.
The conference was held behind closed
doors, and just what transpired between
the two bosses" was not divulged.
Gov. Asa S. Bushnell, of Ohio, who
arrived yesterday .with the members of his
staff, paid his respects to Mr. Hanna dur
ing the afternoon. The distinguished
Ohloans chatted pleasautly for some time.
Mr. Hanna took occasion to thank the
governor for having made it possible for
him to become the next Senator from
Ohio.
Mr. nanna took dinner about 8 o'clock,
and at the conclusion or the meal met
Cornelius N. Bliss, of New York, who
arrived in the city yesterday afternoon,
and spent over three hours with him.
Republican .Clubs' TIendciuni'ters.
The National League or Republican Clubs
has opened headquarters at 1319 F street,
nearly opposite the Ebbitt nouse, where
President Woodmansce has his personal
headquarters, and he will divide his time
between the two places. A comniittco
of .leception and Information has been
organized, for the purpose of making ic
pleasant for visiting membeis of Republi
can clubs at the Inauguration, and extend
ing to them all possible courtesies.
Coal.
Call up 'phone G20 or call 1 3G8 C corner
1-lth st nw. Stove size, S5.2G, introduc
tory cash price. Powhatan Coal Company.
fe2S-at
SUCCESSOR TO TRUESDELL
Mr. Ballinger Believed to Be
Slated for the Office.
HIS STRONG INDORSEMENTS
Senators Sherman ami Allison Ex
erting Their Influence in His
Behalf Hns Lived In "Washing
ton for the Pn.st Twelve Years.
Many , Candidates In the Field.
Upon reliable information, obtained by
The Times yesterday, it is evident that
one of the early acts of President McKin
ley will be the appointment or Mr. M. N.
Balllnger, of Columbia Heights, as the suc
cessor to Col. George Truesdell, one of the
Civilian Conimissloneis of theDistilct. Mr.
Ballinger is undci stood to he indorsed by
many leading citizens or Washington, and
his Congressional bnckeis include some of
those who are high in the-councils of the
Republican party, with seveial Senators
who are lecognlzed as among the closest
advisers of the I'lesident-elect.
It is said that Senator Sherman, the
coming premier of the .McKinley Cabinet,
and Senator Allison are giving Mr. Ballin
ger the benefit of their peisonal indorse
ment, anil it is upon this 1 act that his Dis
trict fi lends are basing their confident
hopes of his success.
Mr. Ballinger was interviewed by The
Times Inst night and asked for information
as to his prospects.
"My success or defeat, it would seem,
will depend altogether upon Major McKin
lcy's view of things," he responded. "I do
not wish to discuss the matter for publica
tion, though I frankly admit that I am an
aspirant. My friends are so kind as to give
me a very strong Indorsement, but more
than that 1 cannot say."
Mr. Balllnger hasjuien a resident of
Washington for twelve years, coming here
from-Iowa. He is by" birth a Kentuckian,
his father, Judge Frank Balllnger, hav
ing removed from that State to Iowa when
the prospective Commissioner was but six
years of age.
Since his advent here Mr. Balllnger has
been actively engaged in the real estate
business, having an office at 1422 F
street northwest. He is the president or
the Columbia Heights Citizens' Associa
tion, and has been an active advocate of
the improvements gained Tor his section of
the cllj during the past four or live
years.
When seen last night Mr Balllnger was
free to admit that he had some hope of
success, and said that If appointed to the
position he would make the interests of the
whole District a chief concern, and that
the progress of Washington, now so well
advanced, would command his best en
deavors. The candidates for the place are under
stood to be numerous, with additions made
to the list a eraglng one each da y. Among
the latest to be named are Mr. L. D.
Wine and Mr. John B. Wight, while Mr.
Chnpiu Brown, also of the suburban north
west, has been heretofore rated as a sure
winner. The developments of the past
few days, however, have changed the face
of affairs materially, relegating all other
candidates to the renr, and placing Mr.
Ballinger in the front place in the race.
ANXIETY OVER DHEXEL.
The Yacht Containing Himself and
Fnmll- Seven Days Overdue.
New York, March 1. A World special
from New Orleans 6ays:
John It. Drexel, the millionaire, with bis
family and a party of friends who
started from Philadelphia to New Orleans
on his yacht to attend the Mardi Gras
-festivities, is now more than seven days
overdue. Nothing has been heard from
the party since It left Philadelphia. Dil
igent inquiry has been made nt every
port between here and Philadelphia, but
nothing has been heard of the party.
CLEVELAND SIGNED THE BILL.
District Supreme Court Can Appoint
n Temporary U. S. Attorney.
Contrary to expectation, the President
late Saturday night signed the bill au
thorizing the District supreme court to
fill vacancies in the office of the United
States' attorney for the District under cer
tain conditions. The general Impression
was abroad that the bill had become a law
without the President's signatuie, as the
ten days' constitutional limit expired nt
midnight, and he had not signed it at a
late hour that evening. Private Secretary
Thurber 6aid he could not state the exact
time that the bill was signed, but it was
some time prior to 12 o'clock Saturday
evening.
The conditions tinder which the supreme
court can act exist at present. A large
number of cases are awaiting the en
cumbent of the orfice, and the amount
of work is increasing every day. Unless
the Senate acts speedily upon the con
firmation of Mr. Davis it is probable that
the supreme court will appoint a temporary
District attorney at once, to hold over
until a Presidential nomination is con
firmed by the Senate.
TO MAKE SPAIN RESPECT US.
Senator Sherman's Brother Quotes
Him Against the Administration.
Dcs Moines, Iowa, Feb. 28. -Major Hoyt
Sherman, brother of Senator John Sher
man, has just returned from a trip East.
He visited his brother, who he says, is of
the opinion that a war vessel should be
sent to Havana immediately in order to
give assurance that protection will be af
forded the American citizens in Cuba.
This would not be for the purpose of caus
ing war, he says, but would serve.to remind
the SpaniFh government that they should
be more careful in their treatment of
American citizens.
Major Sherman says his brother does nob
agree with the policy of the present admin
istration and thinks it should have acted
long ago. Hedocs not believe such a stand
would mean war, but thinks it would have
a good effect on Spain as showing that
this country must be respected.
A Dinner to Sherman.
The Ohio Republican delegation in the
Blouse of Representatives of the ' Fifty
fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses will
tender a complimentary dinner to Senator
Sherman this evening at the Cochran
Gov. Bushnell and Mr. Hanna will also be
guests of the delegation. Senator Foraker
telegraphed on Saturday his regrets that
he may be unavoidably detained in the
trial of an important case at Cincinnati.
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and K.
i Nona better. 25 a year, day orliignt.
BUSINESS HOUSES BURNED.
Big Blazo at Fort "Wayne, Ind.
Other Fires.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Feb. 28. Morgan &
Co.'s retail and wholesale hardware store,
on Columbia street, -wup burned to the
ground this morning. The property of
four other merchants was partially de
stroyed. The tqtal Iosb Ih estimated at
$150,000; insurance, "$90,000.
Four firemen narrowly escaped being
crushed to death'. They were at work
on a roof, when' a 3nuch higher wall
toppled toward them', and to escape death
they were compelled to Jump to the
ground. They wenj all badly bruised,
and George Sllugmhn suffered Injuries
to the spine and 'infernally, which may
result fatally. :
Jackson, Mich., Feb. 28. The Hibbard
Opera House was destroyed by fire last
night. Loss S2S,000; insurance, $10,000.
St. Johns, N. F., Pel). 28. --The New
foundland Northern Railway's shops, at
Whltbourne, were destroyed by fire this
afternoon. Two .locomotives, valued at
$12,000 each, a passenger car, and all the
property contained in the building were
destroyed.
Hazelton, Pa., "Feb. 28. -Fire or un
known origin this arternoon destroyed
the Greek Catholic Church, on Alter street.
Loss, $0,000.
LAST SONDSY IN CANTON
President-Elect; Attends Church and
Is Prayed For.
"PIT"
Railroad Arrangements for Mr
McKinley VSJFrunHportatlon
to VhKhlngion.
Canton , O., Fcb.,28." M r. McKjnley's last
Sunday at Canton before setting out for
Washington to bo inaugurated President
or the United States was marked by no
unusual happeningn. lie went to the
Methodist Church, of which he has been a
member since he wnsieventcen years old.
He was accompanied by Capt. H. O.
HelRtand and George L Morse, of San
Francisco, who mairied one of the President-elect's
nieces. Dr. C. E. Manchester,
the pastor, said in hit prayer:
"Oh, Lord, bless our nation. We pray
Thee that Thy blessings may be on the
President of the United States in tl e clos
ing days of his administration, and that
nothing may be d, ne di'-ph-a.-ing to Thee.
Let Thy blessing rest u.on Thj servant
who has been chosen to be the Chief Execu
tive or this nation. We pray Thee to go
with him, give him great faith in Thee,
may he be sustained bj the prayers of Thy
ptople, that he may cartj out Thy will.
We pray Thee to manifest Thjself to him
and t all of us."
Dr Manchester foundliis text in the third
verse of the twenty-first chanter or Mat
thew "The Lout ;ath need '' His theme
was the higher llu In speaking of home
training, he paid, in a delicate way, "a,
beautiful tribute to Mother McKinley. T In
conclusion Dr .Manchester said: "Bow
shall we preserve the peace of nations'
What are we to do for this great land of
ours? There is one thought In all our
minds this morning as our dear brother
and friend goes out to take up the duties
that lie before him: Our prayers that he
do aright the great work set bofore him."
B. F. McKinley or San Francisco, an uncle
or the President-elect, acrhed in Canton
today. Be will accompany the Presi
dential party to Washington.
All preparations Tor leaving Canton have
been made at the MoKinley home. Mr.
nnd Mrs. Lafayette Williams, of Chicago,
who are to share the private car occupied
by Mr. and Mrs. McKinley, will arrive
here tomorrow.
The Presidential train will consist of
seven cars, a combination baggage and
smoking car, a handsome new Pullman
for the newspaper correspondents, a din
ing car, two Pullmans, a private car for
Mother McKinley and her paity, and a
second pilvate car, -which will be the last
car on the train, and will be occupied by
the Presidentelect.- The tiain will be
preceded by one bearing the Cleveland
troop which is going to do escort duty.
There will be about sixty-five persons on
Mr. McKinley's special train, most of them
relatives or close personal friends of the
President-elect The ti aln will leave ron
ton nt 7 o'clock Monday night and is
scheduled to arrive in Washington at 11
o'clock on Tuesday.
Mr. McKinley will probably say a few
words of farewell to his friends and
neighbors before the train leaves Canton.
He is to be escorted to the train by several
thousand Canton people, uud the streets
along the line or march will be brilliantly
illuminated.
Mr. and Mrs. McKinley took a drive this'
afternoon. They "arc both in their usual
health. In the evening tt rew old friends
came in to say good-by.
Y. M. C. A. OF VIRGINIA.
The State Convention ot Petersburg
Concluded Last Evenlnc
Petersburg, Vn., Feb. 28. The twenty
first annual State convention of the
Young Men's Christian Association, which
has been in session here for the past
week, adjourned sine die tonight with
a great farewell meeting, which was held
at Tabb Street Presbyterian Church. The
sacred edifice was filled to overflowing.
Addresses were made by different mcra
bers of the convention.
The committee on credentials reported
delegates frorn international committee,
2; corresponding members, 15; dele
gates from local associations, 03; dele
gates from ten raifroad depattments, 56;
delegates from thirteen colleges, G9.
Total, 235.
The place of meeting for the next con
vention will be fixed by the State com
mittee. It will likely bo held in Lynch
burg. Disfigured With Vitriol.
Buffalo, N. Y,., Feb. 2S- Tn a fit of
jealous rage last night, Dennis n. Allen,
foreman in the steam fitting department
of the Niagara Furnace Works, threw a
bottle of vitriol into (the face of Margaret
Broghton, a formej mistress, who left
hlma week or two ago and entered ahouse
of ill-fame. The woman was terribly
burned and will be disfigured for life.
Allen was arrested. He and the Broghton
woniqn came originally from Wilkesbarre,
Fa., but until three weeks ago had lived
in Rochester.
Ccal.
Fivcbushcls any kind for $1. 023 F
st. nw. 401 N. J. avc. nw. fe28-2t
jolfet Straight, Bright, Klln-driril.
Liubcy & Co., 6th st. and New York ave.
SENATE'S SUNDAY SESSION
It Attracts Great Crowds to the
Capitol.
SUNDRY CIVIL BILL PASSED
Senator Gormnn Denounces It as
the Most Extravagant Ever Con
sidered by Either Brunch of Coii
gresK Hill Rises in Opxositiou to
Working on Sunday.
An open session of the United States
Senate on a Sunday afternoon is such a
remarkable and unusual occurrence, and
so much at variance with the religious
sentiment of the country, that crowds
were attracted to the north wing of the
Capitol an hour before 3 o'clock yester
day afternoon, the time to which the
Senate at 2:30 iu the morning had taken
a rocess.
As to the Senators themsslves, the day
seemed to make no difference to them.
They were present in about the usual
number, a vote taken soon after the
proceedings begun showing that there
were nearly seventy Senators In the hall,
some of them being paired.
It was strictly a business session, ami
consideration of the sundry civil appro
priation bill was lmmeuiately resumed,
the question being on those committee
amendments which were passed over with
out action last night. The first of these
appropriated $1,085,150 to pay the pro
ducers or sugar the balance or their claims
Tor bounty under the McKinley law. On
this Mr. Vest, Democrat, or Missouri, de
manded the yeas and nays, and it was
agreed to 37 to 12.
The next amendments were tjiose mak
ing appropriations for the great river and
harbor improvements under contracts au
thorized by rormer river and harbor bills,
the various amounts being generally re
duced by the committee about 25 per
cent from the figures rixed by the House
Eight or nine pages or these amend
ments were disposed or without much de
bate, but the item appropriating $100,
000 to prevent the Mississippi River from
breaking into the Cache River, near Cairo,
111., provoked an extended discussion.
Mr. Gormnn opposed the amendment to
make this appropriation outright Instead
of from the amount for the Improvement
of the Upper Mississippi, on the ground
that It would make this bill a river and
harbor bill. He characterized the sundry
civil bill as the most extravagant ever
considered by either house ot Congress,
carrying as it did over $."1,000,000
$17,000,000 of which were ror rivers and
barters winy) was more than the con
dition of the Treasury warranted. And
he warned Senators not to furtlieroverload
It with amendments, intimating that if
It weie, it would meet the veto of the
President.
The .intendment was adopted.
An item relating to electric lighting in
the District or Columbia, to which Mr.
IllUvofNew York, was opposed, gave that
Senator an opportunity or expressing his
views iu relation to a Sunday sessioa of
the Senate. He had doubted the propriety
or the Senate meeting today to enact
legislation Tor the people of the United
States. His attention had been called to
various petitions presented by honorable
Senators asking for 'a rest day" for the
District of Columbia, and he had been
disposed to acquiesce in the sentiment ex
pressed in those petitions.
"But now to be serious," he coutinued.
"Have not you been serious all the
time?" a Senator asked In low tones.
"That is a reflection on the remarks I
have made," Mr. Hill replied; and then
he went on with his statement.
Mr. Pettlgrew of South Dakota opposed
the item or $5,000 ror continuing the
commission to investigate the Alaska seal
risherle. He thought It would be better
ror the United States to kill every seal
which landed on the islands and so end
the controversy unless Great Britain would
co-operate with this government in pro
tecting the seal herds.
He hoped the incoming administration
would have sufficient fortitude to de
mand that Great Britain should faithfully
perform her duty in the premises, as out
lined by the Faris tiibunal, and execute
her part of the award. The American na
tion was always seeking shelter from
foreign difficulties, but he, for one, did not
want British protection.
The committee's amendment was then
adopted.
The following new amendments were
adopted:
For the appointment by the President
of a board or three commissioners to re
vise and codify the criminal and penal
laws of thcLnited States.
Appointing a commission to select a site
in the city or Washington for a memorial
building, to lie erected by the Daughters of
the American Revolution.
Restoring to the public domain and open
ing to settlement the lands in Wyoming,
Utah, Coloindo, .Montana, Washington,
Idaho and South Dakota, some 21,000,000
acres, set apart as a forest reservation by
executive proclamation of February-22.
Mr. Chandler offered an amendment to
create a permanent census bureau, but it
was ruled out on a point of order.
The sundrycivil bill was then passed, and
at 11:07 the Senate adjourned until to
day at 11 a. m.
Killed on Grade Crosslmi.
Atlantic City, N. J., Feb. 28. Gottlieb
Atz, aged forty-six years, superintendent
or Christian Atz's brewery, at Egg Harbor
City, was instantly killed this morning
by a West Jersey aud Seashore Railroad
train at Egg Harbor City while driving
over a grade crossing. The engine struck
the wagon as it was almost clear of the
track and demolished it. Atz's body
was badly mangled.
Presidential Reception Committee.
Chairman Bell has selected the following
members or the innuguinl executive com
mittee to accompany him to meet the
President-elect tomoirow: A. T. Britton,
James L. Norris, C. C. Glover, M. M.
Parker, J. G. Long, and A. G. Berrett.
This committee has been notified to meet
Mr.Belltomorrow morning at 10: 15, o'clock
at inaugural headquarters.
Deteetlves Coining Here.
Out ot tovn crooks, who come here to
make a haul during inaugural week, will
find acquaintances whom they will not
want to tee. From each of the larger
cities one or more detectives will be sent
here to be on the lookout for criminals.
Among the officers, first- to arrive are
Detective Thomas Walsh or St. Louis and
Detectives Prim and McDermlt of Cincin
nati. The last two are the orricers who
did such efficient work in running down
Scott Jackson and Alonzo Walling, the
J murderers o Pearl Bryan.
WEYLER RESIGNS.
The Release of .Sangiiilly Prompted
This Action.
New York, March 1. The Herald's cor
respondent In Havana sends the follow
ing, via Tampa:
"I am informed on the very highest
authority that Captain General Weyler
has forwarded his resignation to the
Spanish government at Madrid. The cap
tain general, I am also Informed, wdl
leave the island as soon as possible, prob
ably in about three weeks.
"This decisive step Gen. Weyler deter
mined to take, my authority says, as soon
ashe heardof the releaseof Julio Sanguilly.
The captain general had frequently said
that he would resign if the crowninterfered
with his policy in regard to prisoners,
especially Americans, aud he was incensed,
I amtold, beyond measure, at being ignored
in the negotiations carried on by the
Spanish government In the case of the
notable captive,' Sanguilly, who was re
leased on Friday.
"It Is reported that Gen. Ramon Blanco
y Arenas, the Marquis'of Pi-na Plata, may
be appointed to succeed Gen. Weyler.'-
THE VENEZUELAN COMMISSION.
A Synopsis of Itc Report to the
President.
The report ot the Venezuelan Commis
sion was submitted to the President on
Saturday. It treats the whole investi
gation in an exhaustive manner, points
out the difficulties which were in the
way, and how, one after another, they
were overcome, and calls attention to
the Immense researches that were neces
sary to arrive at a correct conclusion.
THE SANGUILLY PARDON
Correspondence Between Secretary
Olney and Minister De Lome.
The Former Knew That Sanguilly
Was to Be Released Opposed
a Dlnctission
The confidential correspondence between
Secretary Olney, Senator Sherman, chair
man of the Committee on Foreign Rela
tions, and Minister DeLome, which pre
ceded the pardm of Julio Sanguilly, Is
made public. The first letter, apprising
Senator Sherman of the negotiations in
progress, was as follows:
"Department of State, Feb. 17, 1897.
"Dear Mr. Sherman. In reply to your
message or today about the Sanguilly case,
I desire to say for your own use and
information exclusively, that since my
report of February 1 certain confidential
communications ha"e taken place Let we en
this government and the Spanish govern
ment, which I confidently expect to re
sult in Sanguilly's release- Indeed, I
am given to understand that a cable from
Madrid, ordering the release, may be ex
pected any moment.
"The matter is of a somewhat delicate
nature, and I shall be very lorry to have
flic present favorable prospects of San
guilly's release injuiiously affected, as
they would be very Iikely-to be byany
public discussion of the case in the Senate
or elsewhere. Very truly yours,
"RICHARD OLNEY.
"Hon. John Sherman, United States Sen
ate." Five days afterward, on the 24th of
February, Senator Morgan, the ex-chair-man
and ranking Democratic member of
the Committee on Foreign Relations, an
nounced that he had been directed by that
committee to report a joint resolution de
manding "tbelmmediateand unconditional
release or Julio Sanguilly, a citizen of the
United States, from imprisonment and
arrest under the charges that are pend
ing and are being prosecuted against him
in the military and civil courts of Cuba,
upon alleged grounds of rebellion and kid
naping." Nothing in the Senate proceedings Indi
cated that any member of the Foreign
Relations Committee had taken cognizance
of Secretary Olney's letter ot the 17th
instant. - SecretaryOlneyaddresscdtoSena
tor Sherman on the day when the Morgan
resolution was reported the following ad
ditional letter, enclosing h confidential
note from the Spanish minister:
"Department of State.Feb. 24, 1S97.
"Hon. John Sherman, Chairman Committee
on Foreign Relations, United States
Senate.
"Sir: Referring to the case of Julio
Sanguilly, I am just in receipt of a
note from the Spanish minister at this
capital, copy of which tin translation) I
herewith inclose. Respectfully yours,
"RICHARD OLXEY."
(Translation.)
(Personal and private.)
"Spanish Legation, Feb. 22, 1897.
",Mr. Secretary: Referring to the con
fidential bote which I .have had the honor
to address to you on this date, relative
to the American citizen, Julio Sanguilly,
I have the honor to inform your excellency
confidentially that, in order that the le
nevolent intentions ot H. M., the king of
Spain, with regard to that citizen may
take erfect, it is necessary that he should
withdraw the appeal which he has takea
against the Judgment of the court which
condemned him.
"It is absolutely necessary, under the
Spanish laws, that, in order that his majesty
may exercise the right of pardon, the
sentence should be final.
"The Minister of the Colonies, in obed
ience to the order of the Council of Minis
ters, has telegraphed to Cuba to have the
necessary pioccedings expedited, in case
Sanguilly or his counsel withdraws the
appeal taken.
"When this is done, and when the pardon
can be deciced in accordance with the law,
it will be communicated by cable.
"I avail myself, Mr. Secretary, etc..
"E. DUPUY DE LOME.
"Hon. Richard Olney, etc."
SANGUILLY ON AMERICAN" SOIL.
Arrives at Key West and Proceeds
for New York.
Key West, Fla., Feb. 2S. Gen. Julio
Sanguilly and familj arrived on the Mas
cottc last night; also Mrs. Eva Adan.whTe
of Gen. Alejanro Rodriguez. G en. Sanguilly
goes through en loutc to New Ycrk.
Mrs. R6drlguez, who will remain in this
city, states that the Cuban cause is im
proving, and she has great hopes of its
ultimate success. Her treatment while in
yrU ot was disgraceful,. he stated. She was
thrown among the lowest of her sex and
harshly treated.
Blinds, Auy Size, "?1 a Pair.
Libbey & Co., Gth st. and N. Y. ave.
COURTESIES TO Mfl.
The Distinguished Visitor Spends
a Quiet Sunday.
HE DINES WITH COL NORRIS
Mrs. Bryan and Bier Hosts Attend
the New York Avenue Presby
terinn Cknrch Many Admirers
Culled on Mr. Bryan Yesterday
Afternoon and Last Night,
non.W. J. Bryan at lived in tHe city yes
terday morning from New York andiwent:
direct to the residence cf Mr. C. T. Bride,
on Capitol II HI, where I c ad Mis. Bryan
and their child, Grace, -will he guests until
tomorrow, when they will return to their
home in Nebraska.
Mr. Bryan passed a qwJet daj.as quiet
days have porie.slnce he iKetne the leading;
figure in national Democratic pontics Ai
the country has been informed somewhat
fully of Mr. Bryan's movements siaee ii
lert the city, u is alnost uiineeeearj to
repeat that he has been deftveijtg an ad
dress at New Haven ami making a speecrt
in New Y ork on Saturday at a ceinpiitnen
tary luncheon given him by people of
piouilnence at the Hotel Baitaoldi. Hts
speech at this luncheon Lad a tjreat deal
of the fire ami intensity cf his campaign,
utterances, and was ieal with great lab-rest
by pohtjciartt; ,m bdth side or Ue light
in Washington.
Mr. Bryan attemted Orvine worship
at the New York Avenue Presbyterian
Church with his family ami that or Mr.
Bnde. It was announced that he roiuht
attend the First Prebbyserian Churth.
There was a very large rongrgOoa at
either plare. At the latter church there
was quite a crowd octnide about the time.
of the closing of the services, doabtlesd
with the desire to see the great leader
again.
In the aftemcon Mr. Bryan accepted
an invitation to iHne with Mr. James L.
Norris, the Invitation inclmHsg Mrs.
Bryan and Grace, Mr. aad Mrs. C. T.
Bride, Congressman Sttteer, asd Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Hume.
Directly after church Mr. Bryan ealfed
on Col. John K. McLean, who eattaind
him recently at dinner.
In tUe afternoon he paid a visit to
Senator Stewart and Hon. George C.
Gorham. Later he drove oat to George
town with Mr. Bride aad Mr. Satzer,
where he called oh Mr. Geor-e KiBe-n,
member of the local Democratic executive
committee.
A great many prople called at the BrWe's
after church, but heiwr informed of Mr
Bryan's whereabouts, a many as cr.u.il
called to see him at the residence ot Mr.
Norrla. Among these were. Jndse Flei: -ins,
J- H. Whttafcer, William F. Holtz
man, and Mr. C. T. Baldwin. Mr. Bry ,n
has just a HUle of the prevalent sore
throat but that dki not prevent him fr:u
talking (urte entertainingly to his gnesta
a d the press, none or wbtch wa., however,
for publication. Mr. Bryan saw! that
he hud not heretofore given interviews
on his pre-eut trip, and that he woukl
give none, his views on current affairs
and prospective results being fbamt hi the
remarks he has made in public ami which,
have been reported.
Mr. Bryan, having only a short timo
after dinner, terminated the interviews
byrenson of an appointment he had at 4
p. ru. at Mr, Bride's. Many of the caHer,
however, asked to be presented to Mrs.
Bryan, who came out aad said a few
words in her quiet, frank way to each
of the gentlemen, one of whom told her
that he had been instracted by his wife
not to report at home mitt! he had shaken
hands with Mrs. Bryan.
Mrs. Bryan, as waa expected. h been
having a great deal of her time oceopietl
with callers at the BrMies. She ex
pressed herself as iHiving had a 'ietightful
time with her old and new friends.
Upon arriving at Mr. Bride' residence,
Mr. Bryan found a mimberof callersawait
ing him. These were Hon. H. C. Bell,
Deputy Commissioner of Tenslona; Mr
Henry B. Martin, member of the executive
board ot the Knights of Labor; Mr. C. E.
Phelps, national secretary ot the Ponchst
commHtee; Congressman Hart man, Mr.
John G . Slater. Attorney James F. Seaegs,
Mr. L. B Lee, and others.
Later in the evening Senator WHllam
M.Stewart and Congressman Sulzer enlleti
to pay their respect, ami in company with
Messrs. Sulzer. Towne and Hartman. Mr.
Bryan went to the Capitol for a cloak
room chat with the leading members of
his party advisers.
The distinguished Nebra-skan has been
enguged by the Law School of Columbian
University to lecture before the students
in April next. He was waited upon yes
terday afternoon by a. committee from the
debating society or the law school, ay per
mission or the faculty, the young gentle
men hoping to Induce him to give the
students a talk last evening. Mr. Bryan,
at first consented, hut Mrs. Bryan ob
jected, and suggested that he defer the
matter until a later date ami then de
liver a prepared lecture apo a legal
question, which arrangement was finally
consummated.
Mr. Bryan was pleased with the sug
gestion made by his wile. He taid he
had come to Washington, a distance
ol 1,500 miles, on business that muss
be attended to. and that he contd do
himself justice and come neater pleasing
his audience by making the April ap
pointment The society Committee con
sisted of IT- F. Smith of West "Virginia,
chairman; and Messrs. Crook and Kirk
of Texas.
"Apostolic Commissioner for Canada.
Montreal, Feb- 28. Chevalier Drolet, re
cently returned from Rome, stated today
that a papal envoy will shortly vbdc
Canada to Investigate the sabject of
clerical intimidation or voters at the last
general election. K the bishop are found
to have been unduly active they will be
censured by his holiness.
Rome. Feb. 23. It is reported that Mgr.
Ruriinl Tedeschc has been appointed apos
tolic commissioner to Canada.
Deaths of a Day.
Edward Ellis, at Schenectady, N. Y-,
aged fifty-three. He was president ot the
Schenectady Locomotive Works.
Ex-Judge William W Cramp, the most;
distinguished lawyer of Richmond. Ta,
aged seventy-eight. He had served in the
legislature, as' circuit judge, as assistant
secretary ot the Confederate treasury,, and
in other public positions.
Mantels, Any S:ze, $1 OO Apiece.
LIbbey & Co., Gth st. and N. Y. ave.

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