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WASmTOTOlSr, THUESDAY MOIENTNG, MAECH 25, 1897EraHT PAGES.
GREEK STEAMER REPULSED
Prevented By An Ironclad From
Running (he Blockade.
EFFORTS TO SUPPLY A FORT
They llesultcd in n Fire From a
Turltish "Warship Upon the Rebels.
JuKurpeiitsPreimring;nii Attack on
Kissatno AdniirulK Have "Wurned
Them Latest lasteru News.
Caueo, March 24. An Austrian ironclad
today prevented a Greek steamer and a
boiliug vessel from running the blockade.
Another attempt vrab made ly the Turkb
today to convey a supply of provisions to
the fort at JlaJaxa, but the essay resulted
in failure, the Turks being driven off by
the iseurgents surrounding Mniaxa and
pursued is thceiviroiis or teuda, where the
fire rrom the Tutkibli warships compelled
the rebels to retreat. Another eltoit to
fcupply the lore with provisions will l)e
A strong force of insurgents, it is said,
are preparing for an attack upon Kissamo,
and the admirals commanding the for
eign warships have issued a warning sim
ilar to thatcontaineJin Admiral Canevaro's
The towspeople of Canca have been
greatly encouraged by the proclamation
issued yesterday by Admiral Canevaro,
the Italian officer who com-nands the com
bined fleets of the powers, enjoining the
Insurgents and Greek tioops not to attack
OX THE GREEK FRONTIER.
The Powers Contemplate Estab
lishimr a Neutral Zone.
London, March 24. The Daily News
will bay tomorrow that the powers hae
accepted the proposal for the establishment
of a neutral zone alone the Grocc-Turkisli
frontier, and will require the Greek and
Turkish troops to withdraw from the terri
tory included in the zone.
The same paper will also publish a
dispatch rrom Athens denjing the staU
ment that the Greek government Is in
favor of making the island of Crete a
princedom, under Prince George of Greece.
London, March 24. The Standard to
morrow will print a dispatch from Con
stantinople, stating that the pnrte has
Instructed the representatives In Europe
of the Turkish government to enter into
negotiations for the purchase of three
Iron-dads, at a cost of 1,000,000.
VIEWS OF KING GEORGE.
He Will Never T.'re the Cretans
to Accept Autonomy.
Athens, March 24. The Emphcmerin,
which is regarded as reflecting the views
of King George, in an article upon the
Cretan difficulty, emphatically reaffirms
the position of the king. The article
concludes as follows:
"The king will never join himself with
the powers in piet-sing the Cretans to ac
cept autonomy and the suzerainty of the
sultan, nor will he ever consent to such a
solution of the difficulty. The Cretans re
ject autonomy, which their king l ejects
also, and will accept only one solution,
namely, that upon which th; will of the na
tion and the will of the Cretans shall
agree. Every pressure exerted by the pow
ers in Crete will have its counterstroke
on the frontier and beyond."
METHODISTS IN CONFERENCE.
Meeting of Southern Brunch of the
Church nt Staunton.
Staunton, Va., March 24. The 113th an
nual session of Baltimore Conference M.
E. Church Soutti, convened at 9 o'clock to
day in the Mcthodi-t Church, Uishop C. B.
Rev. J. E. Armstrong was re-elected sec
retary by unanimous vote. He appointed
six assistants. The conference was expe
ditiously organized bj the bishep, and the
seven regular boards and four committees
appointed. Rev. Dr. James Atkins, rep
resenting the Sunday School Visitor, ad
dressed the conference in the morning,
after which the bishop called to roll of
members to receive reports and pass on
There was no session in the afternoon.
Rev. J. H. Young, of Trinity Church, Balti
more, preached at night.
Gov. Ilastings Viewed the Parade.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 24. The second
Day's exercises in the celebration of the
110th anniversary of the Western Univer
sity of Pennsylvania were highly inter
esting. Tills afternoon the students of
the academies and public school children
to "the number of 5,000, with a military
escort, gave a pnrade and were viewed
by Gov. Hastings and staff. This evening
the undergraduates had a fantastic torch
light parade In the principal down town
A Fire Fiend Arretted.
Cleveland, March 24. William Inglcss,
tinder arrest, c'mrged with arson in firing
the Kelly block a few nights ago, today
Confessed that crime, and admitted being
guilty of forty others of the same nature.
After starting the blaze with gasoline
soaked rags, Ingless loafed about the
streets until the alarm was sounded and
then watched the firemen slide down the
poles at a nearby enginehoute. Inglcss
also confessed to forty incendiary fires In
Detroit, whTc. his father was a member
of the fir rartment.
A Feud Culminates in Murder.
Purkersburg, W. Va., March 24.-It is
reported here this evening that a feud of
long standing between Bruce "Wiseman,
deputy sheriff, and son of Sheriff "Wise
man, of "Wirt county, and Thomas Hag
gcrty, of Elizabeth, culminated this aft
ernoon in the murder of Haggerty by
Killed His Brother-in-Lnw.
"Winston, N- C, Marcli 24. In Surrey
court today Robert Moseley was convicted
of manslaughter and sentenced to fifteen
years in the penitentiary for shooting and
killing his brother-in-law, W. M. Guyer,
last year. !fr-
y The Great Leavenworth Case.
The celebrated Leavenworth case, which
has almost attained the position of a great
Btatc Issue in Kansas, comes up before the
board of nmnagorsof the National Soldiers'
Rest Nails", ikm- lsr. TOO Ib., !?l.OO.
Llbbej & Co.,Gth st. and New Yorkave. tf
UAItLOW OX CIV1I. SERVICK.
The Conimisisioner Relieves nn In
vestigation Would Re Beneficial.
The widening of the scope of the civil
service regulations while Mr. Cleveland was
President, and toward the end or his term,
is necessarily the subject of attacks by
people who do not believe in the civil
service principles, and by others, who
not caring anj thing about the principles
of the matter, are desirous of spoils.
The investigation started in the Senate
Is, it is alleged, a serious one and backed
by people who believe that the civil serv
ice rules are wiong in theory, and that
they have Lcen, abused and violated in
practice. On the other hand, it is said,
too, by friends of the system, that it
has been gaining ground in the estima
tion of Congressmen and people in the
department service, and the general pub
lic, every year since it was established.
A Times man obtained the following
statement fiom Commissioner Harlow last
'The commission is perfectly willing,"
he said, "to be examined, and so fnr as
the commission is concerned the investi
gation may be expected to do feme good
by making public the actual workings of
the system. Theie is nctl ing hidden and
nothing that will not bear tl.e strides,
kind of scrutiny from the most jealous
enemy of civil service lcform as far as
thecairyingotitof the law is concerned.
"We do net believe there is any great de
sire In Congress or from the public to have
the commission abolished or to have the
civil service system, so far as it has been
perfected, in any way curtailed or set
aside. It is my individual opinion that the
partisan feeling-in the department ami in
the service is more or less giving way to
the deirc that the Government business
be run on a business plan. As far as the
charge that civil service is un-American is
concerned, the fact is that the spells sys
tem was the un-American system. It was
feudalism. The fellow from the country
district who wanted a position came on to
Washington and said, 'Here, I helped to
elect you; won't you take care of me?'
Under the civil service every man stands
on ids own merits, and gets a position if
he deserves it.''
DR. LUIS' TRIAL CONTINUED
Firemen of the Woodall
A Plnlierton Agent Paid One of
Them $10 Weekly Case Likely
to Close Todny.
Baltimore, March 21. For two hours this
morning Capt. Hudson, of the alleged fili
buster steamer, Woodall, uuderwent a
searching cioss-examination by counsel in
the case of Dr. Joseph J. Luis, who is on
trial in the United States district court
on the cliarge of conspiracy and sending
a military expedition against a fiicndly
power. Counsel attempted in every possi
ble way to trap the captain Into an ad
mission that the Spanish government was
paymg him for his testimony.
He admitted that he had been engaged
in filibustering in 1SS0. His sympathies,
he said, were with Cuba, and when re
proached by Gea. Johnson in a banteiing
tone for trying to Imprison a Cuban pa
triot, Koloff being meant, the captain
declared that Koloff had treated him
He said had he known that Roloff was
to go with him on the Woodall, he would
have thrown over the whole matter.
John Crotiin, a fireman on the Woodall,
testified that Jie shipped to Yucatan, for
three months. He understood by his con
tract that the vessel was to be used to
run up the small rivers to fetch fruit to
His first intimation that all was not
right was when outtide the capes, the
vessel run without lights. When the sol
diers came aboard at harbor Cronin and
the other members of the crew registered
"We did not 6eek the honor of being
cnlled heroes at the risk of our necks,"
The captain evidently feared trouble
with his crew, for when the water ran
short, he manned a boat with Cubans to
go to a small island to procure a supply.
When at Progresso, the malcontents, tried
to reach the United States consul, but
failed. At New Orleans the United States
commissioner was sought out. They had
been badly treated and wanted their
money and discharge. The money was
paid the crew after a day or two.
Under cross-examination, Cronin ad
mitted that Tor the pass eight weeks he
had been paid $10 weekly by a "Mr.
Douglass." He professed ignorance as
to where the money came from, and could
not swear that the Spanish government
did or did not furnish it.
John Lockney, fireman, told practically
the same story as Cronin. Edward Galley,
whom he understood was superintendent
of a Pinkerton agency, had paid him $10
weekly for the past eight weeks, "so that
I would be on hand when the trial came
John Erickson, seaman, said he and five
other members of The crew had been paid
$20 eacli by Roloff after the soldiers came
Capt. Hudson was recalled. Ho was
asked by the prosecution about a letter
written in March, 1895, by Dr. Luis to
John L. Smith. Hudson remembered the
letter and a legal battle arose as to the
admissibility of his recollection of Its con
tents. Judge Morris overruled the objection and
Capt. Hudson said, to the best of his recol
lection, the letter, which was very brief,
was as follows:
"Do you know if Capt. Hudsonisin town?
If he is, find out if he will take another
party and let me know.'
At this point adjournment was taken till
morning. It Is expected that the case will
be concluded tomorrow.
Coke Works Start Up.
Johnstown, Ta., March 24. TheMcCreery
Coke Works, at Graceton, Indiana county,
have fired every oven this week and they
expect to work full time formonthsalcad.
They received a contract last week for
all the coke they can burn for three months
The Three Friends at Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, Fla., March 24-. Thefamous
steamer Three Friends arrived in port
this evening, with the equally famous
Mexican tug, Asturias, and two barges in
low. She crossed the bar early this morn
ing, but her trip up the river was slow
on account of her heavy tows.
Blinds-, SI: Small Size, 75c a Pair.
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Effects of Supreme Court Decision
on Traffic Associations.
COLONEL MORRISON REJOICES
Ho Snys All of the Traffic Associa
tions; Are Included in the Terms
of the Decision and .T,lmt "the
Atmosphere Has Thereby Reen
Cleured Up Considerutfly."
The decision of the Supreme Courtin the
Trans-Missouri Traffic Association case
has had no end of effect in stirring up the
railway magnates of the country, because,
although this is a specific case as to such
associations, the general opinion among
legislators and Judges is that it Will ulti
mately and does even now affect all roads
at presenthavinga public or prlvute agree
ment as to rates.
The lailioads entering Washington be
long for the mest pait to the Joint Tralfic
Association of the East, the Southwestern
Association, or the Southern Steamship
and Hallway Association. The cfiielals of
the railroads here aie not paiticulaTly
anxious to tell to what associations their
roads belong; in fact, theie are very few
officials heic of rank high enough to risk
talking for publication icr their londs and
their business. The Southern Hallway Sjs--tern
and the .Atlantic Coast Line aio said
to be and piobably are In the Southern
Steamship and Railway Association , the C.
& O., and the B. & O. In the same com
bination as the Big Tour, and the latter
also in the Eastern Joint Tiaflic. and the
Pennsylvania Railroad in thelnlterassocia
tion. The reports from the West yesterday
were that the roads were tumbling over
each other to dissolve agreements, and
especially those roads .which have "reld
tions with the association in which thu
Supreme Court has rendered the decision.
The roads entering Washington, however,
for the most part, have fighting ground,
and they will undoubtedly fight every
atep or the way up to the Supreme Ctmit,
and in the meantime look around in
Congress to see what can be done In the
direction of enabling or remedial legis
lation. At the Interstate Commerce Commission
they are under the impression that the
aggressive fight undertaken by that Com
mission has been amply sustained by the
Supreme Court, or, as Chairman .Morrison
said, yesterday afternoon- "The atmos
phere has been considerably cleared."
Col. Morrison was in an excellent,
triumphant humor In a talk with hlrn,
In which he took issue with Col. Chauncey
Dcpew and other railway kings, Col. Morri
son said somo very interesting tilings
He stated the contention between the laws
and the railroad associations In this shape:
"The railroad people maintained that the
articles of association, or association agree
ment, were not obnoxious to the firth
section of the interstate commerce law
which prohibits pooling. In other words,
the roads contended that what they did
or proposed to do was not pooling, or a
combination, in restraint of commerce."
"The Supreme Couithcld that, whatever
might have been the lawful intention, the
purpose, of the parties to this association
of roads, the legal intendment, the neccs
sari icsult and effect of the association
agreement, carried out according to Its
terms, would be in restraintof commerce.
"Another claim of the toads," said Col.
Morrison, "was that the interstate com
merce law provided for the regulation of
railroads and that the anti-trut law was
made afterward and did not apply to com
morce as carried on by railroads."
"The court holds that whatever the rail
roads do is commerce Itself, and this is
what the anti-trust law provides for."
An important part-of the decision Is that
an injunction, will lie to stop and punish
Col. Morrison stated the effect of the de
cision comprehensively to be that the court
says to the railroads: "You shall not pre
He was asked what he thought about
the claim made by Mr. Dcpew that the
Joint Traffic Association, which controls
a great many of the nioreimportantroads
was not Included in the terms of the de
cision. "I think,'' said Col. Morrison, "that Mr.
Depew Is mistaken when he gives his
opinion that the case of the Trans-Missouri
Association, just decided , does not npply
to the New York association. They are dif
ferent associations, it Is true, but the
Joint Traffic Association is even more
obnoxious to the law than was the Trans
Mr. Depew has intimated to the courts
and to the country that they must choose
between "federation" . meaning a traffic
agreement and "consolidation" meaning
larger ownerships of now independent
lines, 6o that under one management or
ownership the same result could be had
as by pooling. From Col. Morrison's
statementof the view of the Supreme Court
this would not be a remedy for the rail
roads, because they would ho amenable
for whatever restraint, in whatever way,
put upon commerce.
As to the remaining combines, the
Southern Steamship and Railroad Associa
tion, the combination south of the Ohio
River, and the Joint Tiaffic Association,
in fine, all of them, it is his opinion
that they will all, on cases brought or
even under the present decision, be dis
solved or dissolve themselves, and they
were rapidly disintegrating, so far as the
public was informed, yesterday It Is
rather a singular circumstance that in the
cases brought by the loterstute Commerce
Commission, the district-aud circuit Judges
for the most part decided agaiast the
The president of the B. & 0. possibly
struck the keynote in an interview yes
terday, of the ultimate remedy of the
railroads, to appeal to Congress for legis
lation. In reply to this it was btated that
It would be time enough to discuss it
when the legislation had been secured.
The only one of the beads of great de
partments of the railroads in the city yes
terday was Vice President V. P. Finley of
the Southern Railway. He was not ap
pai ently rattled at all by the decision. He
was as mild as a May morning and had an
air as if to say to the Supreme Courr.:
"Never touched me." He had read n
great deal of what his brother magnates
had to say, but In reply to a requestforhls
own opinion he said that be had not fully
digested the decision of the Supteme Court
but that when he had done so he would
have no objection In giving his, views to
The Times. The matter would intheeourse
of business be referred to the legal de
partment and then there might be n public
The magnates of the Pennsylvania Rail
road and tho'Chesapenke and Oliio and
Atlantic Coast Line are notin the city and
the subordinates did not care to talk for
publication. There is, however, an under
current of feelings that nothing can stn
the operation of the Supreme Court break
ing up the combinations except Congress,
and that theie may be some errort to get
in between times this summer in the House
The erieot of the decision in tl e Trans
MiBsouii case, now that the decision of
the court below has been leversed, will Le
to break up at least that agreement. Genet
ally there is a recoid'of these agieements
filed with the Inteistate Commeice Com
mission. If in this case there is dib
obcdlencc to the decision, as stated by
Col. Morrison, an injunction will lie to
prevent the operation of the agreement.
Col. Monison sald.suuinangup the situa
tion, that aftei all everything depended on
the courts below, and the grand Juries
to enforce the law, Causes of offense
might be found' here in tl.e District. It
would be competenttto report them to the
DlBtrict attorney, who would have them
referred to the grand Jury in the pioper
kinds of olfeiise.s,then would come the tiial
and the final vindication or the law. As
for the law to be given to the Juries there
could now be no doubt, or as Col. Morrison
said: "The atmosphoic is considerably
cleared." " .
The view of the chairman of the Senate
Committee on Interstate Commerce, Sena
tor Cullom, will he'lnterestlng, in view of
possible legislation in favor of the rail
roads. He said that the decision was the
most sweeping in its erfect upon the rail
roads o" my that had come from thecourts
"It will have the effect," said Mr.
Cullom, "of absolutely putting an end to
every kind of Joint agreement concerning
traffic rates, distribution of piorits. etc ,
by tin: roads. From this time forward no
biich agreement will lie possible, except by
express enactment oT Congress.
"Whether Congress would make such an
enactment is open to question. Until then
each, ralhoad must operate for Itself. The
Interstate Commerce Inw has a provision
against pooling, but tile decision of yester
day makes the trust law applicable to rail
roads, so that they now are confronted by
both the restrictionsJof-thc interstate com
merce law and by the terms ol the trust
WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE.
This Decision Ih Made by the Joint
New York, Marcli 24. The boardof man
agers of the Joint Traffic Association, at Its
regular session today, decided that, in
view of the uncertainly concerning the
exact scope of the Supreme Court decision
in tin- tiuns-Mlsouri case, tin. Joint Traf
fic Association should continue in opera
tion. The determination to maintain organiza
tion was based notonlyou the. views of the
several members of the board, but upon
the advice or JamcivC. Carter, of counsel
for the association, who this morning noti
fied Commissioner. Riaitchard that the full
text of the Supreme Court decision had not"
yet arrived, and that until lb had been re
ceive! and fully considered he deemed in
advisable any action loftklnto the disrup
tion of tin- association!
1 Commissioner Blanchard, who Is ut the
head or the Joint Traffic Association". wnsC
naturally disinclined to discuss the detls-1
ion of the Supreme Court, and Its bcirlng
on the Joint Traffio body. At the same
time lie expressed decided disapproval of
the reported action or Western lines in
giving hasty notice of withdrawal from
their various organization.
It was by no means? certain, he said,
that the cases involylngthe other associa
tions would meet witli similar treatment
from the Supreme Court, pud meanwhile
the dismemberment, of these bodies was
likely to bring about grave injury to the
railway business and wipe out all the
benefits which had accrued from ob
servance of adequate-rate restrictions.
It was evident also, lie. added, that in
several cases the hasty, determination
taken yesterday by railway managers to
withdraw their lines was being lecon
sldcred; he, himself, knew of a number of
instances in which withdrawal orders
issued on the news of the Supreme Court
decision had already been countermanded.
Or the effect of the decision of the court
in tne Trans-Missouri case itseir, Mr
Blanchard said that the maintenance and
application of it to all associations would
in time bring the railroad-business to a
condition little short of chaotic. Stability
of rates he declared to be a necessity, as
much to the shipper as to the railways, and
definite prior information concerning rates
was a sine qua non of-the successful con
duct of commerce arid trade.
Shippers could not affofd to wait until
their trucks reached the freight yards be
fore learning the cost orjjhlpment.butmtist
have accurate knowledge of this fact be
fore undertaking any transactions.
This being so, it wasv necessary to have
some Joint agreement to determine condi
tions of traffic. Granting thatcertain rates
might work an Injury to trade, it was
nevertheless mnnirestthat there was some
point at which rates cpuld be declared to
be "reasonable" within the meaning of
the statute; given this and the power of
enforcement and retaliation, all the inter
ests involved should, be satisfied With
out it, there was no guarantee of the safety
of investment In the railway business.
There was a marked disposition among
other railway men, also, to avoid pro
mature discussion of the decision. Aldace
F. Walker, chairman of the board of di
rector? of the Atchison, voiced the general
feeling in saying thatj the matter, being
of vital importance to railway interests,
was by that very fact one to be ap
proached and discussed with the greatest
caution. Mr. Walker expressed the hope
that aome remedial legislation might be
had in Congress. -
Russell Sage said- that investors should
not get alarmed or pnnc-stricken oyer a
four to five decision. It'is bound to come
out all right In the end. There is no ques
tion on that point. Brains and capital
have ruled the world since- the advent of
roan; and natural laws have not been
changed because of this one adverse de
cision. "r think," he added, ,!an amendment
to the present law' will be asked or Con
gress whereby combinations of interests
can be legally etfectcd. ,As to the rail
road properties, in which ;I am personally
interested, I do not yet know what will
be done or whether they will withdraw
from the associations to which they be
long." Withdrawal Caused by the Decision.
Chicago, March. 24. The Chicago, Bur
lington and Qulncy Railroad filed notice
of withdrawal today from every traffic
association of which it has been a mem
ber. The withdrawal was caused by the
recent decision of the United States Su
preme Court, declaring traffic associations
to be a violation -'of the Sherman anti
trust act of 1800.-
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TIic Heavy Gale and Rough Seas
Brought Them to Grief.
STEAMER SAGINAW'S PLIGHT
Her Officers and Crew Rescued by
' Life-Saver.. Unique Action of the
Emily E. Johnson The "Waves
FetoheebOIer Neatly to Dock No
Loss ofrifo Reported.
New York, March 24. Fog, raiu, a
heavy sea and an on-shore gale brought
three vessels to grief Jit the neighborhood
of this port in the early hours of this morn
ing. A steamship and a email schooner
drove ashore on the New Jew-y coast and
a big three masted schooner grounded at
Jones' Inlet, L. I. No lives were lost
so far as known.
When the heavy gale on the coast Ia-st
night had reached its height, and while
the mist bid every light that might be a
guide, the steel steamship Saginaw, with
thirty-five persons on board, was drivea
ashore hard and fast on the sand beacli
off Damegat and lay helpless, with the
heavy surf pounding her and tl seas
sweepings her decks rore una aft.
Almost as toon as the essel struck, and
before the great waves had time to lilt
her up to a i oslticn on the shelving beach
where her bow would be firm on tl.e sand,
those on bcaid, some of whom had been
nearly thrown out of their berths bj the
shock, came tumbling up on deck. The
captain and crew saw that the vessel
was.comparatlvely speaking, uninjured and
In no danger of breakings up unlets the gale
Rockets were sent up from the stranded
vessel as soon as the captain was assured
that there was not such immediate danger
as to necessitate the launching of tl.e life
Tlie vessel had come ashore between
Long Beach and Ship Bottom life-saving
stations, and the life-saving crews were
almost immediately on the beach opposite
to the ship. Tl.e fog shut in everything.
Day broke after whut seemed ages to
those aboard the Saginaw, listening to
the pounding crash or the waves and
feeling the decks of the vessel shake
beneath their feet as the Pas struck her.
With day came a temporary lull ia the
raiu and a clearness of the atmosphere.
The captain and crew were then rescued
by the life-saving crew.
All were tired, wet and cold when they
landed on the beacli. Their rescue was
not accomplished without much difficulty,
ns the waves were still running high and
Iireaklng over the decks, making walking
percarious from the cabins to the vessel's
At last, when all had been taken ashore
and looked after, the captain turned his
, aReution.jtfithe ycssel. She was resting
easily on uer uei in tne sanu, having
been driven far inshore, where she would
pouud less dangerously on her keel, al
though waves were still battering her
heavily from seaward.
The wreck of the schooner Emily rE.
Johnson at Seabrlght early this morning
was unique in the annals of New Jersey
maritime disasters. The schooner lost
hcrseir, as It were, last nhmt in the fog
and storm, nnd after pouncing about in
the heavy seas until arter miduight, drove
The remarkable feature of the misad
venture isthatthe vessel f etchsd up against
the end of a dock as truly as If she nad
been steered for it. All but one or the
crew, utter they had recovered from their
surprise at finding themselves thus unex
pectedly docked in the darkness, stepped
off the schooner to the pier and walked
The solitary seaman, who declined to
use such an orthodox way of getting
saved from a bhipwreck as walking ashore
on a pier, took to the rigging. The life-
savers from the nearest station went down
to the scene and saved him In regular
sblr-shape fashion by means of the
The three-masted schooner Wnndrian,
from St. Thomas, W. I., with n cargo of
molassos, went ashore late last night at
Jones.' Inlet, near Far Rockaway. The
schooner lies with bow pointing north and
broadside to the waves, and in imminent
danger of going to pieces. The wind and
waves went down shortly after noon and
allowed the wrecking tug Chapman nnd the
life-saving crew to reach the schooner.
The crew was taken off and a portiou of
the cargo unloaded this nfternooii.
Sank in Shallow "Water.
New Brunswick, N. J., March 24. The
schooner Stevens, Capt. Weiner, was caught
In a squall this afternoon in the Rnritan
River, and sank in three feet of water.
She was loaded with 5,000 brick. The
captain and crew of two men acaped in
A BAD TRAIN "WRECK.
The Engineer and Fireman Prob
ably Fntally Injured.
Marietta, Ohio, March 24.-0ne of the
worst wrecks in the history of the Cleve
land and , Marietta- Railroad occurred at
Eagle Hill this morning. In a blinding
snow storm, the down freight ran into a
landslide without any warning, throw
ing the engine and five cars into the Tus
BngiueerBaddox, althoughperhaps fatal
ly injured, swam ashore..
Fireman Dye was pinioned between the
engine and tender, and death seemed cer
tain to'liim from the flames of the-wreck,
which had taken fire, but, with rare pres
ence of mind and nerve, lie called upon a
miner, Ed. Jones, to take his pocketknifc
and cut his arm off, whiish was done, (sav
ing him from a liorrlble death.
Open Switch Caused a Collision.
Augusta, Ga., March 24. An open switch
caused a head end collision between two
trains on the South Carolina and Georgia
Railroad, Just across the river from Au
gusta, this afternoon, irrVwhiah J. T. Ew
ing,rireman on the Aiken accommodation,
Crushed In a Clothes-Wringer.
New Orleans, La., March 24 A curious
and horrible fatality occurred here tcday
at the American Laundry. A joungman
working in the laundry accidentally fell
into a machine used for wringing outclothcs
and was crushed and whirled to death in
Ne.l CelIing,Beadedf?1.25 per 100 ft.
Llbbey & Co., 6th st. andNew Yorkave. tf
WILL DENOUNCE BRADLEY.
Republican ConimitteeTukcs a Hand
In Senatorial Fight.
Frankfort, Ky., Marcli 24. -The Repub
lican State central committee tonight took
a hand in the Senatorial fight by adopting
the following resolution:
"Whereas six of the Republican members
of the general assembly refuss to support
the Republican nominee for United States
"Resolved, That a. committee of three be
appointed to wait upon the governor and
request him to urge the said six Repub
licans to support the nominee of their
The entire State central committee then
called on the governor in a body with
Chairman C. U. Barnett at their head, but
they did not get to see him.
The committee's meeting was held at
the Capitol Hotel and Gov. Bradley knew
what had been done before the committee
called. When, they arrived the governor
said he was too busy to see them. They
-ivill iSMic a card tomorrow denouncing
the governor's action.
2CO ELECTION IN KENTUCKY.
Hunter Short of the Senator.ship
by Two Votes.
Frankfort, Ky., March 24 The follow
ing was the result of the Joint ballot for
United States Senator today:
Hunter, 07; Blackburn, 4(j; Davie, 11;
Boyle, C; Stone, 1, and Buckner, 1.
Sixty-nine votes are necessary to a
choice, and consequently theie was no elec
tion. REPORTS ARE ENCOURAGING
The Raging Waters Have Slightly
Subsided at Some Points.
In n Few Places Slight Itises Are
Indicated Levee Are Holding
Out "Well Flood Notes.
St. Louis, Mo., March 24. For the first
time within a week the prevailing tone of
dispatches from the lowlands is encourag
ing. Reduced volumes of water are re
ported at Memphis, Helena, Arkansas City
and Nashville, while slight Increases are
showa at Cairo and Vicksburg.
The water is reported stationary at
several points. Many believe the worst Is
over, the only apprehension now being that
the floods pouring into the Northern Mis
souri and Missistlppi Rivers, from melted
stiow, may reach the water-soaked South
before the lower rivers have run out their
surplus. Meantime organized relief work
is carried on.
The relief committee of the Merchants'
Exchange will send out a boat tomorrow.
Should the Government warning or still
higher water to come be yeriried, however,
it will find the people prepaied, as there
will be few remaining in exposed situa
tions. Cairo, 111., Maich 24. The gauge regis
tered G1.6 feet at 10 o'clock- this morn
ing, a rls,e or two inches since" y&terduy.
The weather Is cold, with a strong north
erly wind. The levees show no signs of
A large force of men is working night
nnd day on the Big Four road-bed north or
Cairo, which protects tills tity from the
drainage district or the Ohio river.
Helena, Ark., March 24. The river rose
twoinches duriugthe last twelve hours, and
at noon loduy the gauge marks 49. G feet,
which is 1.4 feet above the highest water
ever recorded here. The prospects are that
the river will continue to rise until it has
reached a height of fifty feet.
Memphis, Tenn., March 24. The river
fell one inch in the last twenty-four hours
and the prospect is encouraging. The sun
Is shining and this relieves, in a measure,
the suffering among the refugees.
New Orleans, March 24. The river fell
nearly one inch in the last twenty-four
hours. Thu levees arc still intact.
Alton, 111., March 21. The official nver
gauge here shows a stage this morning
of 1 5.2 feet above low water mark. This
is a rise of a sixteenth of an Inch in the
past twenty-four hours. Another foot will
put the river over the banks and cause
considerable damage to theIowlands near
COVIillKD "WITH WATER.
The Town of Kibe, oil Pea River,
Montgomery, Ala., March 24. Specials
to the Advertiser says the town or Elbe, on
Pea river, is completely co vcred with wate r.
Early this morning water was six feet
deep on the public square, and flowing
through everj business house and residence
in the town.
Geneva, Ala., at the Junction of Pea
and Choctawatchie rivers, Is In almost the
same condition, hut can get no reliable
information as to exact condition. Every
bridge in Coffee county has been swept
away. No mail has been received atGeueva
for a week.
There is much suffering throughout the
Twelve bridges have been swept away
in Barbour county, and much damage done
to farming Interests. No loss of life lias
Destructive Fire in Richmond.
Richmond, Va., March 24. Fire broke out
about 12 o'clock tonluhtin A. Greentree's
clothing store, No. 423 East Broad street,
in which is situated Campbell's photo
graph gallery. This building was gutted,
and adjoining stores were damaged. To
tal loss about $40,000; practically cov
ered by insurance.
Blsmnrclc Confined to His Bed.
London, March 24. The Daily News to
morrow Will publish a Berlin dispatch say
ing that Prince Bismarck is confined to
his bed in the castle at Freidrichsruhe, and
that Dr. Schweninger has been summoned
from Beilin to attend him.
Harrisburg, Pa. .Match 25 A meeting of
the "Seventy-Six" who voted for Mr.
"Wanamaker for United States Senator, was
held tonight. About Eixty Senators and
members were present. A resolution waa
adopted indorsing John Wanamaker as a
candidate for State treasurer.
Unfortunate for Harris.
Edgefield, S. 0., March 24. An unfor
tunate difficulty occurred this afternoon
between Mr. William Harris, a drummer,
and J. William Thurmond, solicitor of
the Fifth circuit, in -which Mr. Harris was
Ivy Institute Business College, Stli andK
None better. 25 a year, day or night.
THE DEMOCRATIC POLICY
Mr. UcJIilliVs Full and Forceful
Statement of the Issue.
SO SURRENDER OF PRINCIPLE
Opposition to the Dindey Bill a
Test- of Democracy The New
Schedules Compared With the
Old The Republican Po.sitIoa
Stated by Gen. Grosvenor.
The tarirr debate In the House, yester
day, brought a run and clear statement nt
the Democratic position on the bill from
Hon. Ronton McMlliln. Ho presented the
facts showing that thereis rtoimeil of more
revenue, and this sefe&Ioa of Ccflgress will
be mainly productive of adUifB:ml trusts
and monopolies, little and Wg:, to- feed
upon the productive forces of tWoenntry.
i He asserted that already, in expectation
; of its passage, a tile trust is forming. Ilia
fierccinvectivestirred the Republican, cart
ers mightily and Gen. Grosvenor spent a
large part of his time in attempting an an
swer. He convicted the Republicans on the
record of President McKlnley's own wordi
oT an entire change of attitude in regard
to duty on sugar, and created much merri
ment by his treatment of the agricultural
duties. He was frequently applauded.
Senator Lindsay sat near during a gocd
part of his speech.
The day closed with a speech by Mr.
Walker, of Massachusetts, winch acseveral
points in his presentation of statistics
broke into a ruimhitr debate with tho
Democrats that was very funny. His re
torts were such as those by which hehason
many occasions thrown a House of Repre
sentatives Into convulsions of laughter.
The attendance throughout the day wad
large, and close attention was given to tho
The general debute closes today, and to
morrow the bill will be open to amend
ment, and the five-minute rule will be in
force. Among the speakers today will bo
Messrs. Russell, Dalzell. Steele, and Payne,
Republican iueubcrs of the Committee on
"Ways nnd Means. Messrs. Hepburn and
Richardson and many others are on tho
list, several for five minutes each. Tho
last evening session under the rule is to
night. The early hours weredevoted to speeches
by Messrs, Fox and William, of Missis
sippi; Sims, of Tennessee; Judge Savers, C
Texas, and Mr. Johnson, of North Unkota.
Mr. McMillin took the floor at nooa, and
when his hour expired was granted an in
definite extension. He spoks about an hour
and a hair. He said In part:
"This Congress has been called by the
President for the imrptteot imposing addi
tional taxes. There was aid is ho necessity
for the assemWIngof Congress for that pur
pose or of agitating that quessiw afethis
time. With even ordinary economy tflero
will sfill be alargesurpl is In tfce Treasury
when Congress assembles in its lass regu
lar session In Decenfber, 1S9S.
"Let us exundne a moment the state or
the Treasurj- and see if this assertion Is
borne out by the facts. There is now
In the Treasury $2lS,(iOO,000 surplus, or
$118,000,000 m excess or all outstand
ing obligations nnd the hundred million
gold reserve. This is more than enough
to meet all estimated deficiencies prior
to June, 1899. There is no way to get
this money back into circulauon except
this, unless we do it by buying our bonds
nt a premium. With a revival of business
it will be found that no general Increaso
of tariff taxes is required.
"Then why all tfcls mad rush to increaso
taxes? Why this hot liable to reimposo
burdens?" Are you not content with tho
too Midi rates already existing on many
things and the excessive number of things
"Mr. Chairman, an incident occurred on
this floor more than ten years ago which
shows why we are assembled thus speedilj.
The present Chief Magistrate. Mr. Mc
Kinley. was a memtier of this House. Ho
spoke in favor of increasing tarirr duties,
going to the extreme and Indefensible
length of saying:
" -Instead of favoring a tariff fcr iev
enue with incidental protcctirn.l rm fcr
a tariff for protection with incidental
"Sir, when he became chairman of tho
Ways and Means Committee he recom
mended a bill to carry out thatidea. It was
passed. He nnd his party went to the
country on it and were defeated: utterly
routed in theconriict. They confessed betas
beaten on the tariff issue.
"Mr. McKinley then paid his bill -would
stay on the statute book ten rears. It did
not stay four 5ears. He wasTjeaten. Tho
President who signed it was beaten. Tho
Congress which passed it was beaten. Ail
defeated. I beffthe gentleman from Maine,
Mr Dmgley. to take warning and not tax
the American people too high. But I fear
he will not heed tfe warning."
Gen. Grosvenor asked IT Mr. McMillin
did not know that Mr McKinley was beaten
by a Beraocrntic redisricting, which put
a majority or 4,000 against him.
"Harri.son was defeated: he was not le
districted," -was the retort, aralrt ap
plause. He caused to be read extracts from
speeches made bv Republicans at the pas
sage of the McKinley bill,x showing how
the Republicans have changed in regard to
the sugar tariff From a speech by Jlr.
McKinley was the following-
"We pay annually $55,000,000 upon
the sucar we Import. The gentlemen on
the other side claim rightly that this is a
revenue duty. It is a revenue duty. It
is a Democratic duty Being a Democratic
revenue duty, every dollar of it is paid by
the American consumer Last year wo
paid C55.000.000 out or our pockets to
protect whom? To protect the men in the
United States who were producing Jnst
one-eiimth of the amount of our consump
tion of sugar Now-,"we wipe that out. and
it will cost us to pay the bounty, just
$7,000,001) every twelve months, which
furnishes the same protection nt very
much less cost to the consumer So we save
$48,000,000 every year and leave them,
In the pockets of the people."
Al?o from a speech at the same tinv
by Mr. Payne, one of the framers of the
present bill, the following:
"Now, in this instance, the tariff vrns
a tax. and was added to the price which
the consumer paid for the imported sugur.
There is no mistake about that. (Demo
crane npplaustfi. No Republican has cvr
denied that. (Democratic applause).
We take off a dollar on the annual coso
of sugar to every inhabitant or the United
States. What do you Hay to that? Why,