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IK IH .I
II 01 FRONTIER
Three Tlionsai Twtisli Troops
WERE CB0SSIN& A BEID&E
The Soldiers Were on Their
Way to the Grecian Frontier.
CAUGHT LIKE RATS IN A TRAP
Many Lives Lost The Explosion
Supposed to Have Ileen tlie Work
of Macedonians I-JLthi He ween
Macedonian Insurgents and Turks
Also Reported A lilockade of the
Coast of Greece and Crete Said
to Have Been Ordered by Russia,
Germany, and Austria.
London, March 13. A dispatch from
Constantinople states tliat fighting has
occurred near Gravena between a number
of Macedonian insurgents and a body of
Turkish troops. Details of the fight are
TUHK1SK TROOPS BLOWS UP.
Were on Their Way to the Turkish
March 13. A dispatch from La
rissa, in Thessaly, says that a railway
bridge over the river Varduarl, near Salon
lca, Turkey, was blown up with dynimite
while a train with 3,000 Turkish troops
on hoard was crossing it.
A large portion of the bridge was com
pletely wrecked. Several of the cars were
overturned and fell Into the river. Many
of their occupants were unable to get out
and perished before assistance could be
rendered them. Other soldiers who man
aged to get free from the cars were
dragged down by the weight of their
accoutrements and drowned.
Jp is not known how many lost their
lives, but it is reported that the number
is large. The transportation of troops in
the direction 61 the Greek frontier has
been suspended pending the repair of
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the briJge. It is supposed that the ex
plosion was caused by Macedonian mal
contents. Advices from Canea show that the pil
laging or the houses of absent Christians
In that city Is being continued not by the
Turkish tioops alone, hut by the Turkish
municipal authorities, and despite the
fact that sailors and marines from the
foreign warships, lauded ostensibly to
protect the town, are still on duty, no
effort has been made to stop the work of
the robbers. In fact that pillaging Is
going on in the presence or the forces of
the powers, "who have received no orders
to check It.
TO BLOCKADE GREECE.
Is Said This Action Will
Tuken by the Powers.
Vienna, March 13. The Fremdenblatt
and other papers of this city, state that
Russia, Germany, and Austria have in
structed their respective admirals to take
steps conjointly with their colleagues to
blockade Crete and Greece. Great Britaiu
and Italy, it It, said, are prepared to co
operate In tin blockade, but the decision
of France Is yet awaited.
Home, Maich 13 It i positively stated
In semi-official quarters that the powers
have virtu:dly decided to make no reply to
Greece's answer to the identical note de
manding the withdrawal of the Greek fleet
and troops from Crete, but to proceed at
once to take such steps as will compel
Greece to accede to the demands made upon
It is said that the first step to be taken
In this direction will be the establishment
of a pacific blockade of Crete, which means
that vessels captured while attempting to
run the blockade will not be condemned
and sold, but will be held until the Cretan
question shall be settled, wheu they will
be returned to their owners.
FORCED TO LEAVE,
The Grecian Steamer Smyrna Or
dered Away From Canea.
Athens, March 13. The Greek steamer
Smyrna arrived at Canea this morning.
Immediately after she had come to an
anchor her captain received an order
from one of the foreign admirals, pre
sumably Admiral Canevaro, of the Italian
navy, who is, by reason of seniority, in
command of the combined fleets, directing
him to leave at once..
The captain of the Smyrna lefused to do
so, whereupon the admiial who issued the
order sent him notice that he would be
given live minutes in which to obey the
order. If at tlie expiration of that time
the steamer still leinained in port an
armed boat would be sent out to cut her
cables. In view of this peremptory notice
the Smyrna weighed her anchor and left
Eaj-ard Going to Italy.
London, March 13. Hon. Thomas F.
Bayard, United States ambassador, with
his family, will start for Italy on "Wednesday.
inn u i
PRESIDENT HAS ONLY TO TOUCH THE BUTTON
And These Woujlci-lbe Diplomats Will Catch the Next Steamer.
IKE BAILEY THEIR CHIEF
The Texan Gels the Democratic
Nomination for Speaker.
THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS
All of the Present Officers of tho
House Renominated Tom Reed
Makes u Speech Walker and
Mahauy Denounce House Rules.
Populist Caucus Postponed.
The national Democracy as represented
in Congiess yesterday uftcniuonfoUowedt he
precedent &el at Chicago last J uly. It chose
another young leader. Tho Democratic
party in its centennial year was led in a
national campaign by the youngest man
ever named for President by agreatpuity.
Yesterduy afternoon It chose as Its leader
in the House or Representatives a man
born since the buttle of Gettysburg. Jcscph
"W. Bailey of Texas is the sume age that
Thomas Jeifcrson was when he wiote tlie
Declaration of Independence. He Is now
serving his fourth term In Congress and
won easily yesterday over competitors
who have seen more than twenty years in
The Democratic caucus was slow incom
ing to order In the hall of the House, jes
terday, 'and did not get at woik until
3:30. It was called to order by Repre
sentative S. M. Robertson of Louisiana,
who has been secretary or the caucus for
several years. James D. Richardson of
Tennessee, who withdrew from the race
for nomination for Speaker a short time
before the caucus was called to oider, was
made permanent chairman of the caucus
and Representative Robeitson was re
Nominations for Speaker being in order,
Representative Sajers, of Texas, named
Mr. Bailey, and the nominutioa was sup
ported by Swanson, of Virginia.
Mr. McMUlin, of Tennessee, and Sulzer, of
Now York, secondedtlie nomination. Cox,
of Tennessee, and Berry, or Kentucky, also
spoke for McMillm.
Representative Terry, ofAikansas, named
Richard P. Bland, of Missouri.
Tlie ballot resulted as follows: Bailey,
56; HoMiliin, 30; Bland, 22. The, latter
was not present at the caucus, and the
use of his name was wholly unauthorized.
It was admitted berore the contest between
McMillin and Bailey began that Bland could
be nominated ir he so desired His long
prominence in the silver movement, coupled
with his candidacy for President at Chi
cago, last summer, would have made his
nomination inevitable had he offered his
name. It is said that Mr. Bailey wrote
Bland before he announced his own candi
dacy, pledging that gentleman his support
for Speaker, if he desued to have it. Bland
replied that he did not. desire the prefer
ment. He was quite satisfied with the
certainty that he would lead the minority
on the silver question, tlie great current
The votes cast for Bland were there
fore withoutauthority. Some of them were
cast by way of compliment and others
came from gentlemen who were unwilling
to take sides as between the leaders, Bailey
After the nomination for Speaker was
made the other complimentary nomina
tions were as follows: -
Clerk James Kerr, of Pennsylvania.
Sergeant-at-Anns Henry II. Molcr, of
Doorkeeper George M. Cruikshank, of
Postmaster -T. B. Stackhousc, of South
Chaplain -Rev. E. B. Eagby, of the Dis
trict of Columbia.
Special Democratic Employe Isaac R.
Hill, of Ohio.
of Virginia; J. B. Knight, of Georgia.
Democratic Page James English, of
James Kerr was Clerk of the Fifty
second and Fifty-third Congresses. Dr.
Bagby was chaplain of the JHouse
in the Fifty-third Congress.", Hill has
been an officer of the House for
twenty-five years, English for about fif
teen years and Browning for six years.
Knight, who defeated the well-known Tom
Coakley, of New York, was formerly a
page in the House
With the exception of English, the
whole so-called Bailey slate went through.
English is very popular, but even he would
have been defeated by the Bailey organiza
tion had it not been for a speech made by
Oscar Underwood, of Alabama, who de
scribed tho valuable services rendered by
iii's yraoffi. uuhh dh nn n i; t r 11 nnrauuAijui pjji u
MOKNING, $IARDH 14,
the young gentleman ia contested election
Air. Bailey was awaiting the result In
the Appropriations Committee room, where
a committee, consisting of Messrs. Sayers,
Cox and McCIellau, met him, aud after ex
tending their congratulations, escorted him
to the House chamber, where he was re
ceived with applause. The young Texan
ascended to the Speaker's platform and
expressed his gratification at the honor
in the party.
The following resolution, offered by Mr.
Dockery, of Missouri, was adopted: .
"Resolved, That a committee of five
Representatives be appointed to confer
with the Democratic Senulors for the pur
pose or having a joint caucus of Senators
and Members, during the Fifty-fifth Con
gress, to the end that .harmony aud uniform
ity of party action nitty prevail in the
course to be followed by tho Democratic
Senators and Representatives."
Tlie caucjb then adjourned.
Much is expected of Mr. Uailey by his
friends. It Is believed he wilhniake-n very
resourceful, vigorous and aggressive leader
of tlie minority and so conduct hinibelf as
to make his election as" Speaker certain
in the first Democratic Congress. He will
be the ranking Democratic member of the
Committee on Ways and Means and Rules.
He i s a radical silver Democrat, and U
relied upon to do evervthing possible to
keep that ibsue to the Tront.
TIIE KISl'UBLICAX CAUCUS.
All of the Present House Officers
The Republican caucus, held in the hall
of the House last night, was a purely per
functory affair. All the. present officers
were renominated, and everything passed
orr with tlie siuoothnoSB of a strawberry
Tlie attendance of members was un
usually large, 102 of the 203, being pres
ent. The new members were conspicuously
Mr. Payne of New York was selected
to place Mr. Reed in nomination. He re
ferred in flattering terms to Mr. Reed's
popularity in the House. He said that Mr.
Reed was nominated when this Congress
was elected: that he was the choice or the
Republican party, and that it was the
business nf the caucus to respond to this
popular demand When Mr. Payne had
taken his scat Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio, who
occupied the chair, put the motion, and it
was adopted without a dissenting vote.
Mr. Payne of New York and Mr. Cannon
of Illinois, two of the veteran members of
the House, were designated to escort the
Speaker, who was quietly seated in his
private office, to tiie Hoor. As he entered
all tho members rose to their feet aud
greeted him with a hearty burst of ap
plause. Mr. Reed bowed his acknowledg
ment, and, standing in the area before
the Speaker's desk, said:
"Gentlemen: I am very greatly gratiried
by your kind action tonight, and shall tiy
to serve your wishes with whatever ability
"We have again, as in the last Congress,
a politically divided legislative power. The
House of Representatives will be Republi
can by a considerable inajority, and, Tresh
fiom the people, will endeavor to carry
out their wishes. I do not doubt jour
determination to do all in your power
to bring this session of Congressto a speedy
close. Our duty is simple, and the people
expect us to perforin It at once and then
leave to them the recovery of the country
from the stagnation and depiction of
business which have so sorely tiled the
patience of a vigorous and growing ico
"What others may see fit to ,lo we do
not know, but we have strong hopes that
all branches or the Government will be in
accord as to the policy of giving to the
people immediately whatever relief their
wisdom may desire."
Mr. Dingley, of Maine, chairman of the
Ways' and Means Committee of the last
House, was called upon to state what had
been done in preparation, for the work for
which an extraordinary seseiou of Con
gress had been called. Mr. Dingley said:
"I congratulate the Republican members-elect
of the Fifty-fifth Congress on
the prompt and harmonious manner In
which the preliminary work oT this caucus
had been accomplished. t-AppVause.) I
trubtthat itib an argury of the promptitude
and harmony which will lie exhibited in
the extra session which will open on Mon
day. "The Republicanjmembers of the Ways
and Mean sCoinmlt tee of tlie last House,
in response to a general demand for this
cqurse, have occupied several weeks in re
vising tlie tariff with a view of providing
sufficient revenue to carry on the Govern
ment without the necessity of borrowing
In times of peace': and at the same time so
adjusting thess duties as tcencourage the
industries of tl:i country which have been
so badly stricken, partly by excessive for
eign competition, during the past three
years. (Applause.) We hope to complete
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1897 TWENTY PAG-ES
STUB'S HOPES BLASTED
Mr. McKinley Has Nothing for
Him That Is Satisfactory.
WAS A CABINET POSSIBILITY
Ex-Coujjresfinnn Storer, a Personal
Friend of the President, n Victim
of the Power of Fornlter, Who
Knows Hi tii Xot When He Pusses
It has come to be pretty well understood
that the Hon. Bellamy Storer will get no
uppolntment under-the preetrntaA-dminls-tratlon.
Tlie places ho wanted were de
nied him. under a combination or circum
stances, and those he can get he hus
Mr. Storer at first thought he would like
to have a Cabinet place, but it was demon
btratcd that two such places could not go
to Ohio. He was then invited, as the
story goes, to be First Assittant Secretary
ot State, antl he had about concluded to
accept it, when a protest enme from Sena
tor Fo raker. Mr Storer was objectionable
to Seuator Foraker in that particular
place, for the lea.soa, as alleged, that he
could not transact business with a mau
with whom he was not on speaking terms,
and Mr. Foraker expects to have a good
deal of business with the State Depart
ment, and incidentally with the Assistant
Secretaries. He did not object to Mr.
Storer going abroad.
The President and Mr. Sherman were in
a quandary, but Mr. Storer maintained a
serenity or temper most commendable. He
did not believe Senator Foraker' s opposi
tion was the simon-pure article, and was
of the opinion he would relent. To his
surprise, however, the protest was renew
ed, and added to it was an objection by
Seuator Hanna. It is a part of the gossip
concerning tills incident that Senator Hanna
is supporting Mr. Foraker with a view of
placating any opposition to his election
for the long term. The two Senators were
too strong to be l existed, and Mr. Storer
was obliged to look elsewhere that is, he
and "the Administration'' cast about for
another place for hli acceptance.
Here again was an obstacle. The prin
cipal places w ere mortgaged and the minor
places undesirable. It is said to be tlie
President's sincere desire to Co something
for Mr. Storer, but he is the victim of
circumstances and Senatorial power, and
it is alleged that he has about concluded to
settle down to the enjoyment of his
wealth at home. It is his purpose, Lis
friends say, to icside in Washington, at
his own residence, at No. 1640 Rhode Island
Llebmann's brewery, at Brooklyn, N. Y.,
was damaged to the extent of S30.000
by fire early yesterday morning.
Itis announced that the Ogdeasburg and
Lake Champlain Railroad will be turned
over to Charles Parsons, who has been ap
pointed receiver of the road, on March 2i.
Strauss' new opera, "The Goddess of Rea
son," was presented at Vienna last night,
and scored a great success by reason of its
excellent music. The libretto is of an in
ferior quality. Herr Strauss was pre
vented by sickness from being present.
In the orphans' couit at Philadelphia
Judge Penrose awarded S2 16,00 1 to the
guardian ot Mnbel W. Arey, a minor, to
be held for her until she gains her ma
jority. The account was or the residuary
estate of the girl's rather, Henry W. Arey,
deceased, left in trust Tor tho wife, Susan
E. Arey, and at her death diiected to go
absolutely to the daughter, Mabel. Mm.
Arey died in Chicago last winter. The
daughter also resides there.
President Felton, of the Pennsylvania
Steel Company, says there is no truth
in the story that the Carnegie and Penn
sylvania Steel Companies had entered Into
an agreement whereby the Pittsburg con
cern is to furnish to the Pennsylvania Com
pany all steel billets at a price $1 lower
than they could be produced at Steel ton.
"We intend to start up the open hearth
department at Steclton ab soon as possi
ble," Mr. Felton said, and the Sparrows
Point rail mill would be run by Its owners
as soon as it can be gotten ready.
Killed on a Crossing.
Holland, Mich., March 13. Martin
Behaan, Simon Boertkc, and Henry Drie
senga, while crossing the Chicago and
"Webt Michigan railroad tracks in a wagon
today, near Zecland, were struck by an
express train Behaan and Boertkc weic
killed instantly, and Driesenga cannot uos
Burglars Heap a Rich Haul at
Richmond, Va., March 13. Expert bur
glars dynamited the safe in the posfofrice
at Cambria, Montgomery county, last night.
A hiiiall amount of money and about $100
In stamps and over $12,o0t) in notes and
bonds belonging to private parties were
stolen. There is no clew to the robbers.
Rollers Challenge Gandaur.
Worcester, Mass., March 13. Erastus D.
Rogers, champion oarsman of America,
who challenged the world, bar J. G. Gau
daur, ouFobrunry 2, has decided to throw
down the bar to the world's champion, and
today challenged Gandaur to row a match
race or two miles with one turn for the
championship of the world, the Police
Gazette championship cup and a money
purse of $1,000, SCC0 a bide Rogers asks
that the race be rowed over the regatta
course on Lake Quinsigamund at Worces
HUNTER NAMED BY CAUCUS
Kentucky Republicans Nominate
llim for the Senate.
Ex-Senator Iihichbum Said to Have
Formed nn Alliance With Gov.
Bradley to Defeat Him.
Frankfort, Ky., March 13 The Ken
tucky legislature convened here todaj . The
house and senate were both m session
soon after noon but nothing or general Im
portance was done. The event of the day
was the Republican caucus ror United
States Senator and the sudden turn made
by ex-Senator Blackburn to beat tnecaucus
nominee, Representative W. Godfrey Hun
ter. For the past ten days the fight between
the Republican factions and the Blackburn
forces hasTbeen drawing to a finish. Men
have been brought together who have been
opposed to each other almost for a life
time, megoiu Democrats have stood orr
with no candidate and waiting develop
ments. They have been determined to
defeat Blackburn at any cost. Gov. Brad-
ley has used all his strength to defeat
time. The gold Democrats itave stood off
winter, uul uiu rami touaj aiumeu a
Ki"nil fniliirn Th, voto Ktorvd. on th
nai jniuirc. -iiie oio biuuu, vu me
first ballot, Hunter, 38; Holt, 15; Lewis,
3; Boyle, 5; Yerkes, 2. It Is asserted that
the five votes for Representative Lewis
were really for Dr. Hunter, and he had 43
votes If he had needed them. He has
Ex-Senator Blackburn, with "Jack"
Chinn, Kph LHlard and other lieutenants
Is on the ground with a stmng bedy of
silver Democrats solidly at his bpek. As
scon as Gov. Bradley's defeat was an
nouueed he sent a messenger and a con
ference was held. It is stated as beyond
a di.ibt that a plan was agreed upon by
whieh Dr Hunter will yet be defeated.
Iluntet's friends claim that they will
seat Republican members hitherto con
sidered in doubt and he will rave seventy
straight Republican votes. His opponents
say Bradley can carry with him at least
fifteen votes from the Republican camp.
Blackburn expects to deliver fifty-rive to
sixty Democrats. This is enough to elect
Bradley. The gold Democrats are ex-
was the nrst intimation mat tins union ocderoI1 the 2u, suspending all action in
might be effected. The result will be al- tne case wmch would include the publl
most as unsatisfactory to the Adminisira- t cation or promulgation of the decision ot
tion as IT a Democrat were chosen. The , judce Lamoreux.
silver Democrats expect to regain control j 0n the 20th, however. Judge Lamoreux
of the State go eminent as their reward. liail naa C01,e3 0f the decision prepared
Dr. Hunter is confident of his election j ivith instructions thatthey be published on
He says the balloting will begin Monday. tne23d, and gave one copy on the20th.lt
Lieut. Gov. Worthington decided today that i , n!i?rtpd to a "party" not named.
no ballot can oe tiiKeu uni:er tne law
until March 23. Gold Democrats agree
with Hunter both as to his election and
the date of the first ballot.
Tho Ketjl&ter to 3e Upturned.
TTnUfn N. S . Mnrch 13. Information
.-, i ..,i.,. , Tir....o.. &
Co.. owners of the steamer Bermuda, of'
filibuster notoriety, stating that the Brit-
ish ambassador at Washington would cause
the vessel's regbter to be returned to her at
Fornandluiv, Fla., where it was taken away
by the British vice consul. -
Famous Cornctlst Head.
Boston, March 13. Thomas-W. Henry,
tho ramous cornet ist. died suddenly this
evening hi a drug store Mr. Henry was
waiting Tor a car to take him to Jamaica
rialn, when he was hud.lenly taken ill
and collapsed on the bide walk. Be was
taken into the store and a physician was
called, but he died aftc the physician
BLISS VACATES IIS ORDER
The . Secretary of the Interior
Disciplines Judge Lamorenx.
HIS DISMISSAL HUMORED
The Commissioner ot the Land Of
fice Charged With Disobeying
Secretary Francis Latest X)evel
opmouts in the Chicago Lake
Developments yesterday in the Chicago
lake front case indicate that by reason at
certain jigjs of Judge Silas W. Lamgreax,
Commissioner of the Land Office, he will
not be permitted to resign, but will be Hh
mlsaed rre-m his cttice by the Secretary
ol thu Interior. The circumstances lending
up to this -condition of things"aroee when
Mr. Francis was Secretary of the Interior
and involve a disobedience of the order of
that Cabinet officer a ida reversal by Judge
Lamoreux not only of his own opinion In
tlie case, but of all the precedents of judg
ment in the matter in the Land Office- A
decision cither way in this long litigation
meant from tflG.OOO.COO to $20,000,000 to
the successful litigant-
The case, as is now well-known, in
volved the title to 1G0 acres of land
made by accretions and otherwise on the
lake front, the original land being oaly
three acres. Erforts were made in 1S91
and in 1S93, under the title of what ia
known as the McKee scrip, to have this
land set aside toCapt. George Streeter and
T. Warner, in the respective years men
tioned, but the decision of the Land Office
aud of Acting Secretary of the Interior
Chandler were against the claimants. The
claim made in 1S93 was denied largely, it
is said, on the strength of a decision niuda
by Judge Lamoreux himself.
Tlie last claimants under the McKee scrip
are ex-Fire Marshal Brenner, of Chicago,
and II. M. Lafollette. of Indiana, Tho
attorne- 3 , this rasc arc Dudley and
Mcnener of tllis Clty; P. j. Somcrs, ot
j MUwaukee, WISwf and Hon. John G. Carl
j 1W u is ., a that wnen thi3 lasC
clam lB&tltutcd Judse Lamorux. in
i review of the case, gave the attorneys
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, iU -....
SuLsequoiiUy, it is claimed from the
records, this case was granted a hearing
before Judge Lamnreux, Assistant; Com
miSBloner Best and Mr. Shaw or the lands
and railroads division or the Land Office.
Judge Best held ta the former decisions,
but Judge Lamoreux decldVd in favor of
Benner and Larollelte. Thb took place
a rew days before tlie 20th ot last Feb
ruary, Judge Lamoreux having signed the
decision on the 20th.
Just here the trouble began. It was
learned by Secretary Francis what the
decision was, and he took steps to fore
stall its promulgation on the ground, as
it was understood, tliat he desired so Im
portant a matter at the close ot his term
of office to be determined by the incoming
Secretary or the Interior.
Judge Lamoreux's order became a final
ity, so far as he was concerned, on the
20th. and all that rematnea was the
j mi,llicauon, which, however, is appar
It is supposed that in this way the news
or the decision became Known unoiu-cially-
This produced theclash between Mr.
Francis and" Judge Lamoreux, and It was
this state of affairs that confronted Secre-
l t&ry Blips when he took charge.
Secretary uuss ucgaa ms puunu luvesu-
i cfirinn of the circumstances yesterday by
atldresMng the following communication to
It having been made known to me that
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I the morning: slight lise in temperature;
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None better. $23 a year, day or night.
Ciamnteed F-esh Eggs. 11 l-2cdoz., at
Gibbon's butter stands. Center, Kiggs and
C-st. Markets. It