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PA., MONDAY HORNING, MAT 81. 1897. TWO -CENTS
1 i i
. VERY CRAFTY
Arouses Feeling Against
the Abandonmbnt of
PLAYING A DOUBLE GAME
Affects to Be Alarmed at the
Attitude of Islamic Party.
flormnny's Course Arouses Glod-stono-Order
Is Maintained nt
Athcns--Story of iho Attempt of the
Crown Prince nt Sulcldc--Constnn-tino
Kocolvcs nn Invitntion to the
Jubilcc--Thc Towers Are Anxious
That the Pence Conditions Should
Ilcgin Without Delny.
London, May 30. The negotiations
nt Constantinople have entered upon
the anxious stage, owing1 to the doubt
ns to the real intentions of the sultan,
whether he means to resume war or
not. A spirit of conciliation Is shown,
nt the Ylldlz Kiosk to the ambassadors,
but the Tliklsh government is play
ing a double came, and Is Inciting
public opinion secretly to oppose the
abandonment of Thessaly. The sul
tan affects to be greatly afraid at the
Islamic party, and the attitude of the
Grand Vizier, as shown by the report
which he presented to the sultan on
Saturday last, urging that the whole of
Islam was fully determined to retain
Thessaly and tendering his resignation
in case Abdul Hamld differed with
these views, has created a greater im
pression, If tro suspicion had not al
leady prevailed, that the report was
merely a got-up affair to enable the
sultan to refer to Islamic pressure as
the reason for not yielding to the pow
ers. Besides, the Turkish government
is trying to Induce the population of
Thessaly to appeal to the sultan for
annexation. Advices from Thessaly
show that agents of the Turkish gov
ernment have been calling upon the
Thessallan Mussulmans and Spanish
."Hebrews to protest against the evacua
tion of Thessaly and the few Greeks
who have not lied dare not refuse to
Join In the movement. The Turkish
newspaper Sabah, which only publishes
what Is Indorsed by the Turkish gov
ernment, congratulates the Inhabit
ants of Thesaly upon their alleged de
cision in favor of Turkish rule and
. points out the blessings of the Ottoman
regime ,to the Christians, who it Is as
serted., will benefit by low taxe3 and
exemption from military service.
The sultan's show of resistance to the
powers Is generally attributed to Ger
man .'backing, but It is also rumored
that negotiations between Turkey and
Russia have been proceeding this
month relative to the eventual admin
istration by Russia of a portion of
Asia Minor, Including Rlzeh, In the
southeast corner of the Black Sea, and
the territory up the Joruk river.
Germany's attitude throughout the
crisis has brought forth another de
nunciation from Mr. Gladstone, who,
writing to Poultney Blgelow with ref
erence to the letter's "History of the
German Struggle for Liberty," says:
"The union and consolidation of
Germany was a great work, favorable,
we all expect and hope, to the peace
of Europe. There remains, however,
comethlng more to be desired, namely,
that its government may cease to mis
represent the nation by basing Its for
eign policy in support of tyranny and
In contempt of humanity and Justice."
ORDER MAINTAINED IN ATHENS.
Athens, May 30. There appears to be
Porte's' no'te of May 28 (saying the
accusations against the royal family
made In certain 'of the newspapers, and
the maintenance of order is fully as
Crown Prince Constantln has received
an Invitation to attend Queen Vic
toria's diamond Jubilee next month.
The opportunity for such a visit on the
part of $he Crown Prince has given
rise to much discussion.
Constantinople, May 29. The am
bassadars of the powers, in reply to the
Porte's note of May 28 (saying the
Turkish government consents to ne
gotiate for peace provided the Greek
commanders first sign an armistice,
and that -so soon as this Is done the
Turkish government will negotiate the
peaco conditions with the ambassadors,
the treaty to be signed by the Turkish
and Greek. Plenipotentiaries in Thes
saly) announced today that they do
not object to the conclusion of n 'mili
tary armistice and will take steps at
Athens with the object of securing It.
Hut, in he meanwhile, they are of the
opinion that the discussion of the
peaco conditions should begin without
The Turks have occupied a position
at Tsopanates, in the neutral zone.
The Greek government has protested
against this movement to the represen
tatives of the powers.
Paris, May 30. The Athens corres
pondent of the Journal asserts that
Crown Prince Constantln, after the re
treat from Domoko, attempted to com
mit suicide with a revolver on learn
ing of the Intenso'feellng against him.
The correspondent adds that the Prince
was prevented by his officers from
taking his life.
GENERAL MILES ARRIVES.
Athens, May 30. Dispatches from
Lamia report forward movements of a
suspicious character by the Turks.
Major General Nelson A. Miles ar
rived yesterday at Lamia,' visited the
Greek lines and subsequently lunched
w(th Crown Prince Constantino.
CUT A VESSEL IN TWO.
i. rig Ituu Down bv a Ship on the'
t. John. N. P., May 30.-The new
hospital ship, St. Pierre, arrived today
from Franco in a sinking condition,
bringing besides, her own crew of twenty-five
men, thirty others composing
the crew of the brig Anatole, which she
collided with and sank on the Grand
Banks last Monday
The Anatole was fishing on the
southern edge of the banks when the
floating hospital loomed up through the
fog. Before her helm could bo altered
she crashed Into the fishing vessel
striking her amidships and almost cut
ting her In twain. The St. Pierre is a
1200-ton vessel, while the Anatole was
only 350, and the impact was terrible.
The Anatole was' cleft. almost to her
keel and her crew hurled from their
feet like ninepins. Through the yawn
ing chasm in her side the water poured
in torrents and the panic-stricken men
had barely time to cut loose and launch
their boats, whn she settled down and
within twenty minutes had sunk be
neath the waves.
The St. Pierre was a new ship, with
watertight compartments, and her
bulkheads were not seriously injured.
After the crew had been in the boats
several hours without her showing any
signs of disappearing they returned,
accompanied by .the Anatole's men. By
continuous pumping the leaks were
kept under control.
JEALOUS WOMAN'S CRIME
Mildred Brewster Shoots Her Rival and
Then Attempts SuicldcDoth Were
In Love with John Wheeler.
Montpeller, Vt., May 30. Miss Mild
red Brewster, the daughter of a wealthy
farmer of Huntington, yesterday shot
Miss Annie Wheeler, of whom she Is
alleged to have been Jealous. The
deed was committed In a lonely spot
on the outskirts of this city.
After shooting Miss Wheeler, Miss
Brewster turned the revolver on her
self and fired a bullet Into her right
ear. Inflicting a serious and possibly
Both young women, who are well
known and popular, were In love with
John Wheeler, of this place. Although
this young man bears the same name
as the victim of Miss Brewster's Jeal
ousy, there Is no blood relationship be
A short time ago, Miss Brewster In
spite of her social position, prompted
by ambition, left her father's home and
came to this city to earn a living She
obtained employment in a tailoring es
tablishment and engaged board at the
home of John Wheeler. After a while,
It is claimed, signs of affection on her
part toward Wheeler were noticed, but
there was nothing on his part which
could be construed as a response to
Miss Brewster's sentiments.
Miss Wheeler, who is also the daugh
ter of a well-known farmer, living at.
law iuonipener, learned of the infat
uation of Miss Brewster, but paid no
particular attention to it. Matters
came to a climax yesterday, when Miss
Brewster learned that Wheeler was to
take Miss Wheeler to Bafre to attend
the Decoration day exeiciscs today.
Early this morning Miss Brewster went
to. Miss Wheeler's bearding place and
on going to the tatter's room stated
emphatically that MUs Wheeler must
give up her Uner. She said she had. a
pi lor claim to his affections, and
warned Miss Wheeler that If she did
not give him up she would kill her.
Miss Wheelor paid no attention to
the threat and completed her prepara
tion for meeting her bcthrothed at his
house according to a previous agree
ment. Miss Brewster waited unrtl Miss
Wheeler started and they were seen
walking together afterward.
As they were passing along a by
path, Miss Brewster uddenly drew a
revolver and fired almost point blank
into the side of Miss Wheeler's head.
As her victim fell Miss Brewster fired
the revolver at Ihe right side of her
It now seems possible that Mildred
Brewster may recover, though she has"
a 32-callbre bullet in her brain. Doc
tors Chandler and Magulre last night
tried to remove the bullet but failed to
find it. Miss Brewster, however, dur
ing the last 12 hours has grown
stronger and regained consciousness
this forenoon. Being usked by Dr.
Chandler If she remembered what she
did yesterday she replied, "Yes," and
Inquired If Annie Wheeler was alive.
When told she was not, she closed her
eyes but said nothing. Tha doctor
asked her If she still wanted to die and
she fald she did.
SISTERS PERISH TOGETHER.
I'iiinnciiil Losses Followed by the
Suicide of .Maria mid Trances
Lowell, Mobs., May 30. The bodies
of Maria and Prances Butler, two un
married women about SO years old, who
had lived in this city for sixteen years,
were found on the kitchen door of
their home this morning. Both appar
ently had b'een dead for several. hours
from suffocation of gas. It Is believed
that they committed suicide owing to
heavy financial losses due to the failure
of several banks In Nashua. The wo
men were sisters, and were nieces of
the late ex-United States Senator
Grimes, of Iowa, from whom they In
herited the property believed to have
It was the custom of the sisters" to
go about the house every night with
a kerosene lamp to see that each win
dow was fastened. This they were seen
doing last night. Later all "became dark
in the house, but Instead of going to
bed they took tho pillow from a sofa
Which stood near the wall and lay
down, face to face, to die. Their foro
heads almost touched as they lay this
morning, grasping the pillow.
Decorated Lafayette's Tomb.
Paris, May 30. Today Ambassador Por
ter, former Vice-President Stevenson,
Senator Wolcott, General Paine, retlrlng
Consul General Morss, Henry Vlgnaud
and Theodore Stanton, Honorary Secre
tary of tha American University Dinner
club, with a number of member ot the
club and embassy and. consulate officials
went to the tomb of Lafayette and placed
thero a magnificent wreath and other
Dlinster nt Pisn.
PIwi, Italy, May 30. The otllclnl report
fit the disaster at tho cathedral yester
day upon the occasion of the unveiling or
an Image of tho Virgin,' whon a candle
fell, setting fire to Uhe building and caus.
4ng a panic, shows that nlno persons were
killed and twenty-one others seriously In
jured. MOBt of the victims aro women,
and all of them residents of Pisa.
FORECAST OF THE
WEEK IN CONGRESS
Probable Progress to Ds Made on
SUQAR SCHEDULE WILL BE REACHED
And Will Excite More Prolonged nnd
Aninintod Dobnto Tlinu Any Oilier
1'cnturo oi tho Alcnsuro Tho
tion for Sugar Investigation Will
Probably lie Reported on Tuosdny.
Washington, May 30. The Impression
was 'general about the senate at the
close of the first week's discussion of
the tariff bill yesterday that the sugar
schedule would be reached towards the
close of the present week. The prog
ress so far made, while It was much
less marked than on previous days Is
generally legnrded as little less than
phenomenal aa modern tariff debates
go. Senator Vest declares that the
present bill Is as far advanced now as
was the Wilson bill after five weeks of
discussion, while Senator Jones, of Ar
kansas, asserts that as much of the
present bill was passed over on the first
day of consideration as was disposed
of in the' Wilson bill In three weeks.
The Republicans generally concede that
good progress has been made, but they
are not inclined to felicitate them
selves too much until they see what
policy is to be pursued when ques
tions ojf mote (general interest are
reached than have yet been broached.
The sugar schedule, In all probabil
ity will excite more prolonged and
animated debate than any other In tho
bill. The Democrats are making very
extensive preparation for the discussion
of this schedule, and several set
speeches will be made upon It. The
Indications are that various other ques
tions of general Interest will be con
sidered In connection with the sugar
duty. Senator Pettlgrew is contem
plating presenting his amendment
against trusts In this connection, and It
is certain that tho Hawaiian question
will come to the front In an amendment
providing for. the continuance of tho
reclpioclty treaty with the Hawaiian
With reference to the. Hawaiian
treaty, th'ere Is no longer room for
doubt that provision will be made to
continue the present treaty In effect.
It Is probable that this will be con
strued ns abrogating the treaty. Tho
republican members of the committee
ar contemplating this change. If Sen
ator Pettlgrew insists upon offering
the trubt amendment to this schedule
he will precipitate one of the most In
teresting debates of the session. The
republicans are not yet decided whether
they will caucus on tho s,ugar schedule
but there is more or les talk to that ef
fect. There are two schedules to be con
sidered after the conclusion of that
under present discussion before the
sugar schedules can be reached. These
are the metal and wood schedules. The
metal schedule is not especially ob
jectionable to the democrats, contain
ing, as It does, many of the Wilson
law rates, but It Is more or less compli
cated and will necesarlly consume
time. The wood schedule will develop
no little antagonism on account of
the duty on lumber. There will be a
determined effort to restore white pine
lumber to the free list.
The Tlllmun resolution for a sugar
Investigation probably will be reported
to the senate Tuesday. It will bo
passed without difficulty when taken
up, according to the present outlook;
but Senator Tillman will find oppor
tunity to make another speech if there
is any apparent effort Vit delay.
The senate will not be in session to
morrow, having adjourned over on ac
count of Decoration day.
WOMAN LEPER HELD.
Johns Hopkins Hospltnl Ilccolvcs a
Cnso of tho Drendcd Disease.
Baltimore, May 30. There Is a fe
male leper at the Johns Hopkins hos
pital, this city. She was taken to tho
Institution several weeks ago suffering
from what was supposed to be a skin
eruption, but after a careful diagnosis
cf her caso by the" physicians at the
hospital It was discovered that the wo
n.an was a victim of the terrible dis
ease of leprosy.
When the truth of the case dawned
on the physicians the unfortunate wo
man was Isolated from the rest of the
patients and In that condition she will
be kept at the hospital until anange
ments can be made with, the health
authorities to remove her elsewhere.
The woman Is a native of this city,
and It is thought contracted the ter
rible malady e. number of years ago
while in the West Indies. After the
return from the tropics she went to
live in Allegheny City and recently re
turned to this city. It was, about that,
time she noticed a few small eruptions
on various parts of her body. Grad
ually they grew in size and the physi
cians wnom she visited treated her for
a number of ailments. She was given
medicine Internally and applications ot
various kinds were used on tho erup.
lions, and they continued to increase.
The woman is married. The leprosy
is of a mild type.
EL PASO FLOOD SUBSIDING
Will Guard Against n Repetition of
El Paso, Tex., May 30. Tho river
fell seven Inches last night and tho
water in tho flooded districts has gone
down. The water entering the dis
trict will be cut off today and turned
back Into the river channel.
If no further rise occurs In the inext
few days the river front will bo
strengthened so as to prevent a rep
etition of Wednesday night's disaster.
All the destituto and sick have been
provided for and there lsf no suffering.
A POST OFFICE PLOT.
Alleged Conspiracy. Among Portland
Portland, Ore,, May 30.-7A conspiracy,
Involving a plot to rob tho registry de-i
partment of the. postofljce i.n.thjs..cljy
has been revealed. As .a. result Julian
E. Epplng, superintendent of the regis-'
try department of the Portland post
office Is under arrest charged with con
spiracy and George T. Watson, a dep
uty sheriff attached to Justice McDev
Itt's court; Charles A. Watson, city
Jailer at tho police station; John Simp
son, a blacksmith, nnd Charles W. Hol
sapple, of the city detectlvo force, have
also been arrested on similar charges.
The arrests have caused a great stir.
The conspiracy was revealed to the
postal authorities by Eugene Gautller,
who claims to be one of the conspira
tors. The plan was that whenever a large
sum of money was passing through the
registry office Epplng was to Inform his
associates, who were to hold Epplng up
and rob his safe. The blowing of the
safewas to be the part of Simpson. It
this had been accomplished the city
officials were to see that the guilty
parties were not apprehended. It Is al
leged that it was the intention of the
conspirators to have put their plain
Into operation some time ago, but that
some of the men were distrustful of
Simpson. Postal Inspector Thrall
claims tovhave a large amount of In
criminating evidence against Epplng.
Gautller recently came here from San
Francisco and brought himself Into
notoriety by placing his young wife In
the "Open Door," a refuge home for
fallen women. He also figured con
spicuously as an informer in the trial
of George Powers and a. Chinese ac
cused of forging Chinese certificates.
THE BIG CHESS GAME.
Western Union Telegraph Company Per
fecting Arrangements for Trans
mission of Messages.
Washington, May 30. Some time was
Rpent today by Manager Merean, of the
Westerp. Union Telegraph company In
perfecting arrangements for the trans
mission and receipt of messages to nnd
from the London otllce In connection
with the International chess game be
tween the picked teams of the house
of representatives and the British
house of commons, which will begin
tomorrow nt 2 o'clock, Washington
time. The telegraphic Instruments
have been put Into the room occu
pied by the house committee on com
merce, 'which Is sufficiently commod
ious to comfortably accommodate the
players, the telegraph omclals and the
few other persons who will be ad
The office was In direct communica
tion with Heart's Content, Nova Scotia,
the Ameilcan tirmlnus of the Atlantic
cable, and the messages exchanges to
day were handled with an expedition
that gave assurance of being able to
transmit the announcement of tho
moves at both ends of tho line with
sufllclent celerity to keep the game
moving according to the schedule time.
Tlie messages exchanged today le
lated to securing a mutual understand
ing of the form In Vhlch announce
ments were to be made. It was agreed
that five boards should -be designated
by numbers No. 1, No. 2, ec, and that
the names should be specified by the
numeral adjectives as first, second, etc.
Some of the members of the house, who
will represent the American end of
the contest were also at the capltol
keeping an eye on the telegraphic pre
parations and experimenting briefly
on openings. While they are generally
hopeful of the outcome they realize
that their British antagonist enjoy
some advantages over them from great
er practice aB well as on other ac
counts. PHOEBE COUSINS INDIGNANT.
Protests Against the Use of Ilnr
Name In tho Pair Will Case.
St. Louis, May 30. Phoebe W. Coui
Ins is indignant over the connection
of herself with the Fair will case. As
the result of a despatch from San
Francisco stating that letters written
by the late James G. Fair to Miss
Cousins" were In existence she sent the
following telegram to Judge Slack, be
foie whose court the case Is being
St. Louis, Mo May 29.
To Judge Charles Slack, San Francisco,
No person 1n your city possesses any
letters ot mine in the Filr will case. I
repudiate the use of my .name In tho
case and correspondence.
(Signed) Phoebe W. Cousins.
THIRD WEEK OF STRIKE.
Over Twenty-two Thousand Tailors
Still Remain Idle.
New York, May 30. Tho big strike
ot garment workers entered upon its
third week today. About 2,f00 oper
ators, whose employers have signed the
new agreement, huvo returned to work,
leaving about 22,400 still on strike In
this city and vicinity.
Leader Meyer Schoenfeld today said
there were many omens of bucccss for
the strike, and expressed himself as
patlsfled that tho operators would not
return to work undpr the old condi
tions. TO THE OALLEYS FOR LIFE.
King Humbert's Assailant Shouts
"Long Live Anarchy."
Rome, May 30, For his attempt to
stab King Humbert, while tho latter
was on his way to the races, on April
22,PIetro Aoclarlto, tho Anarchist, was
sentenced today to the galleys for life.
On hearing his sentence, Acplarlto,
who had been cynical throughout the
"Today it Is my turn; tomorrow it
will be the turn of the Bourgeois gov
ernment. Long live the resolution!
Long live anarghy!"
A Lodge Defaulter Caught.
Bridgeport, O., May 30. Albert Boirgs,
tha defaulting financial secretary of tho
Knights of Pythlao lodge of this city, has
ben cultured at Mansfield, O. He lied
last September with about 1300 of tho
lodgo's monej and Is also wanted for
Killed by u Folding nod.
Montpeller, Vt., May 30. A folding bed
at tho Union Houso closed' automatically
during last night, while Henry Kendull,
-aged 63, was asleep In Jt. He was dead
when taken out, having either beoi
smothered or died of heart failure Irducxnl
New York. May 30 Arrived: Obdam,,
Rotterdam; riromerhaven; Antwerp. Ha
vre Arrived ;,La, Champalgne, New York.
Qudenstown Sailed) Etruria. vtlver
pool), New York
BREAK IN THE LEVEE
Crevasse Appears In the Mississippi at
A TORRENT IS RUSHING THROUGH
Stream of Wntcr Forty Poet W ldo and
Seven Feet Deep Pours Through
tha Break nnd Spreads Ovor the
Fertile Lands llolow Officials
Hqpo to Control tho Ilrcnk.
New Orleans, May GO. A crevasse,
resulting from over confidence and re
laxation of vigilance, occured at 6
o'clock this morning In the levee at
Conrad's Point, four miles by rail be
low Baton Rouge, on the cast side of
the Mississippi river. At 2 o'clock this
morning Information was received at
Baton Rogue that the levee at Con
rad's sugar house was leaking badly
andt that a crevasse was likely to oc
cur at any moment. There had been a
feeling of almost perfect security
throughoutthatsectlon and the thought
of a crevasse had not entered Into the
calculation of things likely to take
place. There were no laborers within
call as they had all been discharged
and sent to their homes. The ) vee
authorities at Baton Rogue hastily
gathered together a force of men nnd
placing them on barges of material
hastened to tho scene of danger. Shortly
before the barges arrived at tho plan
tation, the levee burst with a loud re
port and tho water In a stream forty
feat wide nnd seven feet deep began
pouring through the breaks and
spreading rapidly over the fertile
lands in the vicinity.
The officials of the Pontchartraln
levee district and of .the Illinois Central
railroad are on hand with large forces
of men and unlimited supplies of ma
terial and wnj, no doubt succeed In
closing the break before any very ss
rlous damage Is done to tho adjacent
RUIZ INQUIRY CLOSED.
Documents Sent to Washington CofiferJ
cace Between Mr. Calhoun and
Chairman of a Cuban Party.
Havana, May 30. The commission
conducting the Inquiry Into the circum
stances surrounding the death of Dr.
Ruiz closed its labors at an early hour
yesterday. A mysterious messenger
from Washington came from Tampa on
the steamer Mascotte this morning, but
did not land. Mr. FIshback, secretary
of tho commission, accompanied by
Consul General Lee's son, went on
board the steamer befoie she sailed and
hold a brief consultation with ,the
stranger, and it is supopsed that they
delivered to him the report of the com
mission and other highly Important
dispatches from Consul General Lee
and Mr. Calhoun, who was selected to
Investigate Dr. Ruiz's death, to be con
veyed to tho state department at "Wash
ington. The messenger was registered upon
the Mascotte's Inward passenger list as
II. W. Kimball, and the same name ap
peared on the steamer's outward list.
Dr Jose Congosto, the Spanish con
sul at Philadelphia, who represented
the Spanish government In the Inquiry,
Is also understood to have forwarded
a long report .to Senor de Lome, the
Spanish minister at Washington, by to
Messrs. Calhoun, FIshback and Con
gos,to will leave here next Thursday
for New York direct.
It Is understood In political circles
that a long conference was held yester
day between Mr. Calhoun and the Mar
quis de Montoro, the chairman of the
Autonomist party, at which the Cu
ban problem and the political reforms
for the island offered by Spain were
thoroughly discussed In the presence
of Dr. Congosto, wh was also
In attendance, which fact ch com
Another Serious Outbreak nt'.Snu
San Francisco, May 29. Another ser
ious outbreak occurred among the re
bellious convicts of San Quentin prison
this evening. Sfcven hundred prisoners
who refused to work in tho Jute mill
on Thursday, complaining of the pris
on diet, and who have been since con
fined on a bread and water diet, made
a combined attack on the handful of
guards. Tho latter turned their rifles
on the malcontents', seriously wound
Tho outbreak was quelled after a hpt
fight lasting only a few minutes.
SEVERAL FIREMEN INJURED.
Heading Is Visited by nil Cxpcuslro
Reading, Pa May 30. Fire of origin
unknown, which was discovered In a
Penn street business block, at mid
night lost night, did damage to tho
extent of over 110,000. S. L. Goldren's
hat store was completely burned out
and II. R. 'Boyer's millinery stock,
worth J20.000 was badly damaged,
Tho stock of John McGowan, gentle
men's furnishings, suffered from
smoke. James Klelnschmld, Samuel
Wentzel, William Goeltz and several
other firemen were badly huft.
RELIEVING FLOOD SUFFERERS.
Property of Homeless Pcoplo nt E
Paso Guarded by Regular Troops,
El Paso, Tex., May 30. The river fell
seven inches' last night and the water
In tho flooded districts has gone down.
If no further rise occurs in the next
few davs tho river front will be
strengthened so as to prevent a repe
tition of Wednesday night's disaster.
All tho destitute and sick have been
provided for and there la no suffering,
A trQop of the Fifth cavalry from
(Fort Bliss, have reached the city and
offered their services to guard the prop
erty of homeless people, piled' "In the
tstreets.t Colonel Van.Valzah, of Fort
Bliss, loaned the city-flfty-threo tents,
,and. the citizens' committee was out
with wagons gathering provisions for
'dlsjrlbufion among tho destitute. At
least 400 out of tho 620 families whose
homes are under water nre without tho
necessaries of life. Yesterday the
city council held a meeting and au
thorized the mayor to telegraph the
Texas senators and representatives In
congress to secure an appropriation
of $10,000 for relief of the flood vic
tims. Tho war department has Also
been appealed to for more tents.
A rise ot one foot Is reported up tho
river in New Mexico. The flood waters
In El Pa nnd East El Pobo cover
an nroa averaging four miles long and
three-quarters of a mile wide.
Sunta Fe. N. M., May 30. Dispatches
this morning state that heavy rains
have prevulled for 21 hours over tho
Rio qrando watershed for a distance
of 1C0 miles above Santa Fe, and the
rjver at Embudo, 50 miles north of
here has risen twelve inches In the last
24 hours. The swollen streams south
of Eepanola will double this rise before
it passes Sorocco, rendering the pros
pect three days hence extremely
gloomy at El Paso. All the lowlands
In Rio Grande valley above Espanola
STOLEN BONDS FOR SALE.
Representatives of' Burglars Offer- for
$50,000 to Return Securities Taken
Nearly Twenty Years Ago.
New York, May 20. Nineteen years
ago the country was startled by the
report of the biggest bank burglary
known In the history of the world. It
occuned Sunday, Oct. 2T, 1878. The
Manhattan Savings Institution, of this
city, was robbed of securities valued at
$2,747,700 and $11,000 In cash. .
With the exception of a few of the
bonds offered for sale some time ago,
none of th securities has been recov
ered. It was believed. that they had
been burled or destroyed. '
That the securities are still In ex
istence la known here. A short time
ago negotiations were opened between
men said to represent the burglars,
'and President Bird, of the Manhattan
Savings Institution, for their return.
The burglars have made a demand
for $50,000 and no questions to be
asked, with the understanding that the
securities are to be handed over In
good shape, and that immediately upon
their delivery the money shall be paid
President Bird, who at the time of
the robbery was paying teller) of the
Manhattan Savings Institution, said to
day that $50,000 had been asked for the
return of the bonds and although the
bank officials would like to get them
back he declared they would not pay
that amount. Continuing Mr. Bird
"Many of the securities are worth
less today, I should say, since the gov
ernment came to our assistance some
time aco by an act of congress au
thorizing the secretary of the treas
ury to re-Issue duplicates in place of
the stolen United. States bonds.
"There was a number of other bonds
Issued by cities and corporations, how
ever. Some of these are due soon and
of course we would" like to have the
originals as It would make It easier for
us to collect the money Involved.
"I refer .particularly to the Yonkers
city 7 per cent, coupon bonds. There
were $118,000 Yonkers bonds stolen and
out of that amount we have received
$93,000 which leaves $20,000 due."
Mr. Bird stated that he believed the
offer to be made In good faith, and the
case has been placed In the hands ot
the bank's counsel. Those who partici
pated In or were concerned In the rob
bery were Jimmy Hope, John Hope,
Patrick Shevelln, the watchman of the
banV; "Will Kelly, Peter Emerson, alias
"Banjo Pete;" John Nugent, a police
man; Eddie Gearing, alias "Eddie
Goodie;" John Tracy and "Johnny"
Dobbs. Of these, Jimmy and1. John
Hope are living In this city. The others
are all either dead or In prison.
WILL CLIMB ST. ELIAS.
Prince Luigl mid Followers Will Un
dertake 11 Foolhardy Task.
Now York, May 30. Prince Luigl
Arnedeo of Savoy, Duke of Abruzzl,
and nephew of the king of Italy, and
who has come to America for the pur
pose ascending Mount St. Ellas, Alaska,
left this morning on a special train of
the Pennsylvania railroad for Chicago.
He was 'accompanied by hH aide de
camp, Chevalier Umberto Cagnl,
Chevaliers Vlttorlo Selta nnd Francis
co Gonnella and Dr. FUllppl. He also
takes with' him fivo experienced Al
pine mountain guides..
Dedication nt West Point.
West Point, -N. Y., May 30. Many dis
tinguished officers of tho United States
Army and other Invited guestH have ur
rived to attend the dedication ceremonies
of the battle monument tomorrow.
Among the number are Becrctary of War
Alger, Adjutant General Ruggles, Briga
dier General John M. Wilson and Gen
eral George S. "Greene, the oldest living
graduate ot the military academy,
Decorated Ellsworth's Grave.
Saratoga, N. Y May SO. The Ellsworth
Zouaves, of New York, this afternoon
Joined with Post Ellsworth and other or
ganizations at Mechanlcsvlllo, Saratoga
county, In dreoratlng the grave of Colonel
Flmer D, Ellsworth In Mechantcsvlllo
TIIE NEWS THIS MOKNINU.
Weather Indications Today!
1 (General) The Porte's Amiability Re
garded with Suspicion. .
Tho Spanish Cabinet Crisis.
Progiesu of tho Tariff Debate,
Serious Break In the Levee at Baton
2 (Sport)-Base Ball.
3 (Sta to) Forecast of Week In tho Leg-
Bicycle races at Wllkes-Barre,
Amateur B?e Ball.
The Senate and tiho Sugar Trust.
Tho New Gems Law,
5 Memorial Day.
Story "At DeWl's Run."
C Local) Marvelous Escap"e from Death.
7 (Local) Annual VSf It of His Elephant-
Policemen Are Kept Busy.
8 (Local)-Wcbt' Sldo and City (Suburban.
9 Lackawanna County News.
10 Neighboring f!ounty Happenings,
Financial and Commercial.
Proposition of a Sale of
Island Spurned by Fol
lowers of Sagasta.
WILL OPPOSE CANOVAS
Arthur Houghton's Letter to '
the Press Publishing Co.
Ho States That tho Liberals Will
Take No Part in Cortes Sessions
While Tottian Is in Olllco-.rnvor
."Wilder Courso Toward Cubn--Llb- '
crnls Deplore the Crisis.
Madrid, ifay 30. Statements havn
been made fy several leading Liocrnla '
concerning the Intentions and opinions,
of the Liberal "party and. Its chief in'
regard to Cuba, tho United-States and
Spain. ' '
In the first place, according to these
leaders, Senor Sagasta never said tliat-j
the Spanish armies In Cuba held only
the-ground they stood on. His observa
tion applied only to the provlnpes of
Santiago and Puerto Principe, nnd was '
made on the authority of telegrams
from Cpptaln General Weyler.
Secondly, Senor Sagasta never ex
pressed willingness to discuss the sale
or Independence of Cuba, as neither
he nor any Spanish government could
ndmlt such a suggestion, which the
whole nation would refuse to entertain.
Thirdly, If called upon by Queen Re
gent Christina to take ofllce, the Lib- M
erals would unhesitatingly accept, be
cause they are convinced that they
could carry out the home rule policy
In Cuba and Porto Rico In a spirit rnoro
calcutated to win the supp6rt of tho
majority of Cubans and sympathy In
the United States and Europe than tho
methods of Premier Canovas and Cap
tain Generar Weyler and their Conser
vative allies In Spain and Cuba have
Fourthly, the Liberals have through
out voted supplies for the war and for ' '
the reforms for the pacification of tho
colonies, though they have always vdls
approved of the delay In the execution
of the reform policy and of Captain
General Weyler's conduct of the war,
and his recall would be a natural con
sequence of their entering the coilncll
of the regency.
Fifthly, a question of dignity having
forced the Liberals to leave Parlia
ment, they Intend to persist In obstruc- '
tlon, leaving to the cabinet the" entire
responsibility for the consequences ot
Its dictatorial policy at home and In
the colonies. They will not return to
Parliament unless Canovas dispenses
with the services of the Duke of Te
tuan, and even then patriotic and dy
nastic considerations alone, will Induce '
them to take part In a government
whose policy they find fault with fpr
Lastly, Senor Sagasta and the Lib-
erals deplore a crlsU which they deem
serious, chlelly because the logic ot
eventi and circumstances make peo
ple In Spain end abroad naturally sup
pose that the .Issue may have an In
fluence on the relations of Spain with
Cuba and the United States.
Despite the. natural reserve shown,by
the Liberal leaders, that most Liber
als still hope that the Queen Regent
will decide In their favor next week,
when Premier Canovas raises tho ques
tion of confidence after the vote of tha
money bills and previous to the close
of the session.
JUBILEE HONORS SETTLED.
Decorations for Kings and Knight
hqod for Hundreds.
London, MUy 29. The list of Jubilee
honors Is closed, and notice has been
given to other aspirants that their
names cannot bo added to the list. It Is
stated seml-offlclally that the Kings of
Wurtemberg and Portugal, Archduke
Franz Ferdinand of Austria and Grand
Duko Serglus of Russia, will be made
Knights of the Garter, and that Prince
Albert, of Prussia, and Prince Rupert,
of Bavaria, will bo made Knights
Grand Cross of the Bath.
The Marquis of Salisbury, the Mar
quis of Tweedalo and the Marquis of
Londonderry will be made dukes, and
Sir John Lubbock and Sir John Gorst
will be elevated to the peerage.
The honor of knighthood will be con
ferred upon hundreds of persons. In
cluding the premier of Canada, Wil
fred Laurler, and Alfred Harmsworth,
proprietor of the Dally Mall, and other
CANADIAN CREW SAVED.
Steamer Searches for Tlicm All Night
Port Colborne, Ont.-, May 30, The
Oaradlan steamer Louis Shackluna
was sunk on Lake Eilo last night by
collision with the steamer Tecumseh.
The crew had Just tlmo to get into
'the small boats. Although quite a sea
wus runnllmg they managed to keep
nlloat until daylight, when they wero
picked up by the Tecumseh, which had
been seal chin? for them all night.
Tho Herald's Weather Forecast.
New York. May 31. In the Middle, btatea
today, cleurlng and coeslderably cooler
weather and fresh westerly winds will
prevail, preceded by rain and thunder
cqualls on tho coast in tho morning fol
lowed by clear weather in (he afternoon
and by sero lo?al frosts In the Lake re
gion and eouthward to the Delaware val
ley tonight or tomorrow and New Eng
land, rain falling tomorrow and thunder
storms on tho coani with brisk southerly
winds, followed this afternoon by clearing
except possibly on the coasts. On Tuts
day, In both of these sections, clear, cool
er weather and fresh, westerly to north
erly Wlnd3 will prevail with sevoro local
frosts In tho northern and western districts.