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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1897 TWENTY PAGES.
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GREECE READ1fT0 HEM
Announces Her Willingness to
Withdraw From' Crete. '
THE POWERS NAME TERMS
They "Will Mediate Between Her
and Turkey yn the Condition That
Slic Confides Her Interest to
Them Greece Huh Not Yet Ac
eeited This Proposition.
London, May 8. A dlspatchfrom Athens
to the Central.News s.iys that Greece has
notified the powers that she would recall
her officers and sappers from Crete, und
promised to gradually wltlidraw all her
troops from the island with as brief delay
as was possible. Tlie powers, thereupon,
offered to mediate between lurund Turkey,
on condition tint Greece should unreserved
ly confide her interests to the powers.
Greece, the dibpatch addb, objects to this
Other dibpatches from Athcnb in the
main confirm the dispatch to the Central
News. It lb doubtful, however, whether
Ihe powers have yet offered to mediate.
rour-parlcrsnre proceeding with reference
to the conditions, but effective mediation
1e not regarded as being imminent.
Vienna, May 8. Itfssemi-orricially stated
"that the attitude of Greece regarding Crete
being ambiguous, the question of inter
vention by the powers to aettle the war
between Greece and Turkey is temporarily
at a standstill.
edhem pasha reports.
He Hun Occuitcd Volo With Eight
Constantinople, May 8. Tour correspond
ent learns that Edhem Pasha, the Turkish
commander in Thessaly, has telegraphed
to the Porte that the British and French
consuls at Volo, accompanied by sailors
bearing ttair national flags, came to
Tclestino and informed him that the
Greeks were evacuating the city, after
having released the convicts. They added
that sailors from the foreign warships hud
been landed to provisionally protect the
property of the consuls, but speedy pro
tection was needed to save the city from
fire and pillage.
Edhem Pasha adds that he accordingly
Utepatched 8,000 troops, who occupied the
town and outskirts.
RUMORS OF AX ARMISTICE.
Col. "Vnssos Hub Arrived in Athens
London, May 8 A dispatch from Athens
jtateb that Col. Vassos, the commander
of the Greek forces of occupation in'Cietc,
arrived In Athens late tonight The dis
patch also refeis to rumors of a negotia
tion for an armistice of two weeks, be
tween Greece and Turkey.
PEOPLE OF VOLO SAFE.
Edhem Pusha Promises to Respect
Their Lives and Property.
Athens, May 8. Edhem Pasha, thecom-toander-in
chief of the Turiush army in
Thessaly, has promised the foreign oon
uls that he will respect life and picpeity
at Volo if the commander of the Greek
jquadron off that place will agree not to
lire at his army after its occupation of
Ihe town, and as a guarantee of his inten
tion to keep this agreement will withdraw
his fleet. This proposition on the part
of Edhem Pasha has been accepted by
the Greek commander.
The entire Gr eek army in Thessaly will
be concentrated atDomoko.
POLICE ASSAULTED GREEKS.
Hellenes Remnlulng In Constanti
nople in Fear of Massacre.
Constantinople, May S. A panic occurred
In the Gaiata quarter yesterday, growing
out of the fears of the remaining Greeks
that they would be massacred. The
police used the butts of their rifles upon
the heads of sympathetic crowds of Greeks
who were gathered on the quay, watching
the departure of the messageiles steam
ihip with hundreds of Greeks on board,
end many of them were severely injured.
The police announce that they baverecelved
warning that two Christian Cretans have
arrived In Constantinople with the inten
tion of assassinating the German and Rus
sian ambassadors. The story Is doubtless
THE OFFICIAL REPORT.
the Turkish Minister nere Informed
of His Countrymen's Victories.
"What is regarded by the Turkish min
ister as a very important dispatch was
received at an early hour yesterday morn
Idr. The dispatch is:
"Edhem Pasha telegraphs after a very
serious battle with a consideiable Hellenic
Torce concentrated at Velostlno, that the
Hellenes have been completely put to rout.
Velestliio has been occupied -by the im
perial troops. Allstratcgicalpointsaround
Pilaftepc on the route toward Volo have
Ulso been occupied by the Imperial Otto
man army. The victorious troops are now
proceeding toward Volo '
The minister said in explanation that
Gen. Smolensk!, of the Grecian army, has
been cut off from joining the main body
pf the Greek army, under command of
TURKS BEARED DOMOKO.
Greelts Advanced Against Them, tmt
There Was No Battle.
Athens, May 8. Detachments of the
f urkishcavalry.ln making a reconnoissance
today, approached within two hours of
Domoko, where the G reek army has erected
defenses for a last stand against the in
vaders. The Greeks were ordered to pur
sue the enemy. The Turks retreated, le
Jng followed to the Turkish outposts by
the Greeks, but no conflict, approaching the
dignity of an engagement, took place.
The inhabitants are fleeing from their
homes. Piince Constantino und his forces
occupy the passes through which the Turks
must pass to advance.
Turkish Losses During Campaign.
London, May 8. The Obscner's corre
spondent at Atheiib, under date of today,
telegraphs that the foreign consul and
officials in Salonica report that the Turk
ish losbes in killed, wounded, mibsing and
sick during the campaign were 38,000.
TO "WAR"" UPON A SALOON.
The Temperance People of Topeka
Up in Arms.
Topeka, Kan., May 8. The people of
Topeka have declared war upon the uu
lawful saloon. A week ago a handsomely
appointed saloon was opened in the prin
cipal street of the city after an absence
of twelve years, aadlchas been claimed that
liquor was being sold there openly.
This state of affairs sufficed to provoke
a mass meeting at Hamilton Hall, the
lurgcbt auditorium m the city, last even
ing, which was attended by 3,000 people.
H. A. Vance, president of the State Tem
perance Union, called the meeting to order.
Early in the proceedings a hcn.satlon was
caused by former Senator William F.
Peffcr, and A. L. Williams, general at
torney for the Union Pacific, who made
speeches, in which they advised that the
people take the law Into their own hands
and destroy the open saloon by force, if
When ihe assemblage had been worked
up to a state of moicor less exilement, n
notorious negro Joint keepei tried to reply
to one of the speakeis. The secretary of
the meeting took the negro by the throat
and thiust him from the stage, whoa an
other man grabbed him nnd threw him out
of the hall.
The meeting, after listening to several
fiery speeches, adopted resolutions calling
upon Gov. Leedy to remove the Topeka
police commissioners, and demanding that
the city and county officeis prosecute vio
lators of the law.
The chairman was also authorized to
appoint a committee to see that the reso
lutions were pressed.
JUSTICE AND HUMANITY
Call for a Demonstration of Sym
pathy With Cuba.
Prominent Citizens Indorse the
Movement Practical Expression
of Feeling for the Cause.
The Cuban League of Washington, an
organization that for some time past has
been iubtriuuental in creating a vast
amount of sympathetic interest in the
Cuban cause, has taken another Import
ant, step in theinteiebts ol the btrugglitig.
insurgents on our neighboiing unhappy
The league yesterday circulated the fol
lowing call "We, the undersigned, Join
in tills call for a public denionstiution
by the people of the District of Columbia
to give practical expression to their sym
pathy "with the Cuban patriots in their
heroic struggle for llbeity und independ
ence. Vc earnestly urge all people who
desire Ihe triumph of patriotism aud free
government oxer the bdiburous oppression
of Spanish mlsiule in the Island of Cuba
to attend a meeting at the Columbia Th2
ater, Sunday afternoon, Muy 10, at 3
o'clock In the interest of Justice and
humanity, and in behalf of the countless
victims of Spanish atiocity, we call this
The call is signed by the following: 8.
W. Woodward, J.I). Croissant, Corp. James
Tanner, Samuel Ross, O. G. Staples, Rev.
H. Wilber Ennis, J. Whit Hcrron, Isidore
Saks, J. C. Ergood, John M. Henderson,
Francis Miller, J. Eugene Shoemaker, W.
H. Shoemaker, C. Corbiu, Meyer Cohen,
Bushrod Robinson, Henry H. McKee, C.
F. Nerment, Simon Wolf, Rev. Hugn John
ston, W. B. Gurley, Thomas G. Hensey, J.
Clarence Price, 8. Kami & Son', W. H.
Hocke, F. Peterson, James F. Oyster,
B B. Gibbon, H. C. Karr, F. J.
Talty, E. f. Mcrtz, B. F. Guy,
Sanders Ac Stayman, Jameb Lansburgh,
Lewis C. Deiiham, E. E. Rainy, W. 8.
Knox, J. Y. Davis' Sons, II. II. Jacobs,
James B. Henderson, Odcll S. Smith, J.
N. Belt, Charles Hall Raub, H. M. Martin,
Nelson H. Duvall, II. C. Burch, John W
Hays, Albert Blggett, Phillip F. Hnpp,
George T. Budd, James J. Spaulding,
Schiller & Stevens, B. H Stiucmetz, George
F Muth, Charles Bauiu, Benjomin F.
Graves, J. G. Bigeiow, R. N. Dobbins, E.
I) Meyer, N. F Eiseman, David D. Stone,
Terry Allen. Andrew D. Best, C.
F. Havener, R. 0. Gwynn, H. A. Eenncr,
William P. Bell, S. Desio, W. F. Hellen,
S. A. Terry & Son, John A. Llmenck, A.
A. Thomas, Prof. N. DuShane Cloward,
George W. Herald, W. A. Dower, Col.
J. D. Varney, Story B. Ladd, Luchs Bros.,
John W. Lake, Mayor Bros., William
Nordhoff, J. Frank Melton, Frank Hume,
treasurer Cuban League.
"The proposed mass meeting," said Mr.
J. A. Wynkoop, chairman of the committee
In charge of the meeting, to a Times re
porter last night, "has been called by
the citizens of Washington in response to
tho unanimous desire of all classes to
aid the patriots of Cuba and succor their
starving countrymen lu the Island. It Is
not Inspired by any outside influence,
but is simply a practical expression of
the public feeling. It is a movement of
representative American citizens, acting
on their own responsibility, for the pui
pose of extending whatever aid is within
their power, under the laws of the
country, to their fellow-citizens in Cuba,
and for the promotion of the cause of
liberty and self-government in the neigh
"The list of names which appear on the
callib a guarantee of the good faith of the
promoters of the movement. Many'of the
most prominent clergymen in the city have
expressed their intention to take part in
the meeting. An interesting program has
been prepared, which will be announced
later. A copy of tho call has been for
warded to Gen. Tomas Estrada Palma, in
New York, with an urgentinvitation tube
present. It is desired to make this a thor
oughly popular movement, and to this end
the ladies arc especially invited to attend.
The committee is glad to take this opior
tunity to return thanks to The Times for
the courageous and popular position it
has assumed on the Cuban question.')
Four Children Cremated.
Columbia, S. C.,May.8-rLast night Lau
rens Tuckerand bis wife (white) wentrffau
ing on thcEnoree River In.Laurens "county.
Four children, all under ten yeara of ages
were locked in the house. In some wuy the
building caught fire and was consumed,
the little ones being cremated.
GlHCl LEAVES FOR CUBA
Special Commissioner Left This
City Last Niglit
WITH FINAL INSTRUCTIONS
Thorough Investigation "Will Be
Mndc Into the Circumstances of
the Ruiz Murder, Hut in No Sense
Will the Government Agent Act
us Counsel for Mrs. Ruiz.
Mr. W. J. Calhoun, the special commis
sioner chosen by President McKlnlcy to
Investigate the Ruiz murder In Cuba, left
Washington last night on the 10;43 train
over the Southern Railroad for Tampa,
Fla. Mr. Calhoun will leave Tampa imme
diately for Havana, and will arrive tn
Cuba on Wednesday.
Hq is accompanied by Mr. George Wel
ton Fiphback, of Missouri, who has been
taken by htm as a secretary to assist in
the conduct of the Investigation. Mr.
Calhoun does not speak Spanish, and he
has chosen Mr. Fishback partly becnue
this gentleman is not only well acquainted
with the language, but also with Spanish
cubtouib, legal andbocial He was for some
time secretary of the United States lcga
tl m at Buenos Ayres, and more re
cently accompanied the delegation of busl
ness men from the United States who visit
ed South America.
As btated in The Times yesterday, Mr. Cal
houn had an interview with President Mc
Klnley early yesterday morning and re
ceived his fnal instructions from the Presi
dent. He was also In consultation during
the day with Judge Day and Assistant Sec
A reporter Tor The Times had a few min
utes conversation with Mr. Calhoun jes
terday on the subject of his Cuban expedi
tion. "I bhull act," Mr. Calhoun said, "as the
uttorney for the United States in the In
vestigation, and as Coustil-General Lee's
legal adviser. I shall not be In any sense,
however. the attorney for the Ruiz family.
My first work will be in the securing of
witnesses on our side of the case. I do not
know as yet who they will be, of course."
"I have thoroughly informed myself as to
the facts In the Ruiz matter, so far as
tbey are at present developed I have had
a long coiibultation with Judge Day and
Secretary Rockhlll, and have gone over the
reports so far made in the case by Consul
General Lee, and also have made myself
acquainted with the statements filed by
Mrs. Ruiz in theStateDepartment.in which
she describes in detail, the tragic ending of
her husband's life The investigation will
be a thorough one."
Mr. Calhoun declined to mnkc any state
ment as to Ids expectations of the outcome
of the Investigations.
The Spaniards Badly Defeated in Pl
iinr del Rio.
Havana, via Jacksonville, May 8. A
Cuban force made a raid near Navaga,
Havana province, the first of this week
and after two hours fight with the Spanish
garrison forced the latter to evacuate the
forts which were afterward destroyed. The
Cubans, according to their custom, began
looting some stores on the outskirts of the
town, but a Spanish reinfoi cement coming
up, the Spanish troops suddenly fell upon
them and drove them from the piace with
consideiable loss. It is stated that the
Cubans lost thirty or forty men and three
A small armed launch, patrolling tbe
coast at Cabltlen Santa Clara coast, was
decoyed into shore last week by insurgents
and fired upon. The pilot, captain, und
several of the crew were killed. While the
vessel was drifting the insurgents rowed
out and captured it. It bad one rapid
firing arm and a quantity of anus on
board. These were taken by theinsurgeuts
und the vessel was scuttled.
At Rosario, on the northwest coast of
PInar del Rio, an Important battle was
fought about April 1 5. The Spanish troops
were badly defeated and forced back into
the entrenchments. It is said that one of
the Nunez brothers, was in charge of the
Cuban forces, but details arc scarce. It
lsknown, however, that nearly 200 wound
ed soldiers were brought from the wfcst
coast to Havana last week, and from
some of them the news leaked out
It is reported that the Spanish garrison
there is so closely besieged that they hive
sent couriers for aid, stating that they are
almostou a starvation basisnow andwould
have to surrender if reinforcements arc
not sent. It is understood that Gen.
Weyler's unexpected presence in that part
of the island is due to the many uprisings
that have been reported recently, many
of which have been denied by Havana
TO BE READ IN THE CORTES.
AHHlplomntioNotes Between Madrid
Madrid, May 8. La Epoca, the minis
terial organ, says that the government
bos decided that as long as tbe war ex
ists In Cuba no diplomatic notes passing
between Madrid and Washington shall be
read in the Cortes.
Senor Canovas had a long conference
with the Liberal leaders, Sagasto, Gamazo
and Puigcerver, lu order to obtain their
support and prevent the threatened dead
lock in Parliament. They answered his
proposals for an agreement with the gov
ernment, that they could neer approve
the government's policy in Cuba, and that
the mystery of the diplomatic relations
between Spain and the - United States
should be disclosed at once
Gen. Primo de Rivera has asked the
permission of the government to release
2,000 prisoners who are in Jail at Manila.
SPAIN'S FINANCIAL STRAITS.
The Government Suspends the Re
demption of Silver Notes.
Havana, May 8. The government has
suspended the redemption, of silver notes
by the Spanish bank.
La Luchu, editorially, calls attention to
the alarming state of the, monetary ques
tion, due to the increasing depreciation of
the paper currency, throug'h. wild bpecuU
tioa, and urges the government to remedy
the evil. Gold Is at 110 premium agaliiht
billets. Dispatches from Madrid say It
is reported there that the government has
finally made arrangements for a loan of
200,000,000 pesetas, from the Bank of
Spain, which will be guaranteed by tho
home customs. The bonds willsbe flouted
according tothc requirements of tht govern
ment. Died in Cuba's Cause.
PhiladeIphlaMay 6. A. handsome brass
tablet, In memory of Winchester' Dana Os
good, the UnUerblty of Pennsylvania stu
dent, who was killed while fighting in
Cuba's cause, was placed in position in
Houston Hall, the unlverEKy'fc .clubhouse,
EXPEHTS SEVERELY CRITICISE.
The Late Management ol tho II. & O.
Baltimore, May SAMesars. Patterson
and dorwin. the Philadelphia expert ac
countants, appointed Dy the Baltimore re
organization committee, have submitted
their report on the condition of the prop
erty of the Baltimore and Ohio. They are
even more severe In their expert criti
cisms than was Expert Little. They say
they were not able to. obtain access to
the bookkeeping department of the Bal
timore and Ohio, and were obliged to
base their conclusions upon the report
prepared several years ugo by Account
ant Bulkelcy and the annual reports Is
sued that time aud the repqrt of Stephen
Little. In general terms they criticise
the method of bookkeeping employed jy
the company, and rolnt out the fallacious
surplus that, was piled up through adding
to betterment, or capitalization accouni,
Items that should properly have been charg
ed to wear and tear or operating expenses
amounting to millions or dollars and the
payment of unearned dividends.
The report was read to the committee
by John Nelson, its secretary, and is very
voluminous, going into every detail. It
was ordered printed.
THE TURNERS MEETING.-
All Field Work Postponed Heenuso
of the Track's Condition.
St. Louis May 8. Rain interfered with
the Turners' exercises at the fair grounds
this morning. The track was a sea of
mud, and all field work was" postponed
Individual contests for all-round work took
place in halls.
The protest from Petruch, of Phlla
dclphla, ngainbt the record of the New
York Turnvereln in the Jumping contests
yesterday, is still pending1, no decision hav
ing been readied by the Judges. While
the Now York turners were Jumping the
pole that rests on the measuring machine
was knocked off several times, and the
machine was pushed six Inches nearer the
plank Thlb was the basis of the complaint.
The final disposition ot-, the case will be
made tomoirow evening, when the prizes
will be awarded. . f
Ram ceased falling in the; afternoon, the
sun. shone aud 40,000 persons gathered fit
the Fair Grounds. Tomorrow the turnest
proper will close,,tiut arrangements for the
entertainment otthe-visi torshave been made
for both Monday and Tuesday.
Attack on Cahlnet Officers in the
Vienna, May 8. The lower house of the
Reich truth, by a voffidf 203 "to 163, today
lejected the niotionjcallmic for the Im
peachment of five rneinberl of the cabinet,
including Count Eadetti', tfje prime minis
ter, for having, as it Was alleged, violated
their i owers by authorizing the use of, the
Czech language officially fn Bohemia and
The motions caused an uprcar when they
were introduced, and in'thc debate which
followed the disturbance hecame so great
that the vice president of the lionse was
compelled to suspend the sitting.
County Dlspeusary Burned.
Columbia, B. C, May 8.-Early this
morning a fire in Manning destroyed the
county dispensary,, two warehouses and
stabjes, the latter-filled with stock Two
horses that escaped ran dQwn the mil
road track, .and? getting fiihtened in the
trestle oyer Black River, wjecktd a freight
train, the engine and several cars plung
ing into thejiivcrt No lives rwere lost.
Big Fin;i Rielimnud.
Richmond, VaK May 8. A midiiiKht fire
destroyed Briggs & Fleming's mammoth
prize house at Wilson, N, C, tonight and 00
hogsheads of tobacco
jHUHTEfl TO TBY DIPLOHACY
He Will Probably Gzt a South
THE MONTREAL CONSULSHIP
Warring Republican Faction Ar
rive From Far-Distant Alaska.
George W. Bowers Mentioned for
the Poftition of Fish Commissioner.
Dr. Thomas and Swedish Mib.si.m.
Senator Deboc is trying to jepay ex
Congressman Hunter for his bupport. Trie
new Senator and others of the Kentucky
Congressional delegation called at the
White House yesterday with a good nUo.d
party of Kentucky people to seek a for
eign mission for him. It is said they ask
ed for the mission to Chile, but finding
that it has been more than half promised
to anotner, have their eyes turned toward
Brazil. He will undoubtedly secure seme
thing Uurtng their visit at the Executive Man
sion the Kentucky delegation also ai rang
ed with the President about several of the
local postoffices. Mr. O. B Happy gets
Mayfield, Mr J E. Stevens, liirkman,
aud Mr. M j crs, Newport The delegation
Included Senatoi Hetwe, Representatls
Pugh and Colson, Gen Talor, Auditor
Stone. Treasurer Long, Mr. R P Ernst,
and Mr. L. J. .RoterUs...
The New York GraTibTArmy people, viio
were over yesterday, "to 8ee th ""depart
ment heads, made quite a long visit They
prebeutedthePresidenSn memorial, shank
ing hUa for the position of the Admln'stra
tion toward the veterans who were dis
missed during the la.st Administration.
The delegation albo asked the President
to go to New York city oa Decoration Day.
Mr McKinley promised tharn that he would
be with them if possible. He i.s hoping to
go to West Point on that day, and ir this
visit can be arranged he will take in the
Grand Army people in the evenuig. The
delegation consisted of Gen ,'aines R.
O'Brien, chairman; Gen. George A. Lord,
Major Fred O'Magher Condon, .Mr. E. J.
Tuckerman, Congressman Amos dimming,
Philip B. Low, and R. C. Sh.uinon
Mr James Robinson McCready will prob
ably be appointed consul to Montreal. He
was one of the fir&t newspaper men lu
New England to advocate President Mc
Gossip at the White House iE connecting
the name of Mr. George M. Bowers, of
Martlnsburg, W. Va., with the position
of Fish Commissioner.
The two political factions in Alaska were
represented among tbe callers Senator
Thurston brought Mr. C. S. Johnson,
who lias been spoken of as certain for
the governor of the Terntory. Mr. Johnson
stated to a Times reporter that he is not a
candidate for governor, and will not be ap
pointed, but that he docs wish to be col
lector of customs at Sitka. As he belongs
to tho McKinley faction he will probabiy
have bis wish fulfilled. Mr. Johnson says
tlyit Mr. John B. Brady will be governor
of the Territory. Mr Brady went to Alaska
originally as a missionary fifteen years
ago. and Is now a prominent merchant of
The other side of Republican politics in
the Territory was represented by Mr.
William M Ebner, a well-known Alaskan,
who wants to prevent everything from
going the way of the other faction. Mr.
Ebner was introduced by Senator Burrows.
Another confirmation of- the story that
Dr. Thomas will go to Sweden again was
obtained yesterday. It is said that one of
his most prominent tndorsers received a
practical abMirance from Mr. McKinley that
Dr. Thomas is slated.
Speaker Llewellyn, of the New Mexico
house, called to present the name of Ccl.
Mothersill for the collectorship of El Pa so.
Tex. Secretary Alger is said to have in
doised Col. Mothersill.
A delegation of Creek Indians, headed
by Chief Isparhocher and Mr. W. W.
Hastings, representing the Pcotia Indian-,
called in opposition to provisions ill the
recent Indian appropriation bill
The Melton wing of the Republican party
in South Carolina has a delegation in town
in its interests. Messrs. W. W. Russell, D.
T Bounds, DeV. P. Clayton and Mr. E. M.
Brayton called on the President this morn
ing. Senator McBrldeandothersof the Oregon
delegation called to discuss the general
subject of Oregon appointments.
Ex-Bank Examiner Indicted.
Chicago, May 8. George R. nuyden, e
State bank examiner, was indicted by the
grand Jury today for misconduct as a pub
licofficial. Theindict neatgrowjoutof the
Globe Savings "Bank failure. He was the
State bank examiner, who made an exami
nation of the Globe on January 8, last, and
is alleged to have withdrawn his report for
two months. It showed a serious condi
tion of theinstitutioa and recommended that
it be closed .
Senator Knrle's DnugeruiisConilltion.
Driumbia, S. C, May 8. The family of
United States Senator Earle has withered
at his bedside in Greenville Th symp
toms re Erlght's disease, but Dr. Earle,
his brother, says he lliay recover if no com
Ivy InstittitcBtibiucss College, Sth and K.
Unexcelled Mim!hercourse,G;day or night.
TWO MAYORS FOR OMAHA.
The Present Incumbent Will En
deavor to Hold His Office.
Omaha, May S. Tonight indications are
that Omaha may have two mayors on
Monday. Mayor Moores will assume the
office by reason of being the choice of
the people as expresbed at the recent elec
tion. With the assistance of the police
force, which is controlled by a fusion hoard
of fire and police commissioners, tetiiing
Mayor Broach says he will continue in
office. His basis for refuting to suirender
the office to Col. Moores is that Moores
sMH owe- the county money for tees col
lected while he w as district court clerk,
and Is therefore Ineligible to hold office.
Col Mooies denies that he is a defaulter,
and declares that he will become mayor
at midnight, and will serve from that time
rcgaidle.ss of Broach's efforts.
Bioacli threaten to exercise a forcible
resistance to any effort Mayor Moores may
make to assume the prerogatives of the
office. Broach's immediate supporters
boast that the entire police force of the
city will be ready to support Broach In
his pretension . and, if necessary, the Na
tional Guard of the State will be called
out to prevent Moores taking bis seat
This morning the board of fire and polire
commissioners held a secret session. No
eecret was made of the fact that the pur
pose was to appoint a chief of police wlj
would he ready to stand, by Broach on
Monday They seemed to be in doubt
whether Chief Swigert would go to the
lengths which they believed might be de
manded, and consequently resolved to
make Charles Fanning chief of police, to
lake effect Monday morning
ALSO A CHURCH DEFICIT
Martin's Shortcomings Not Confined
" to Secular Affairs.
Now Positively Asserted He Was
$10,900 Short in His Account
of Fira.1 Baptist Church.
It Is now believed that Treasurer Robert
H. Martin's misappropriation of Columbian
College funds is not his only misdeed.
A well-known official who is connected
with the office of District Attorney Davis
stated to a Times reporter last evening
that while Martin was treasurer of tl
First Baptist Church, a deficit of fully
$10,000 was discovered in liK accounts
by an auditing committee of the church.
Owing to his prominence in religious
circles tbe church authorities were dis
posed to deal leniently with him, and to
partially accept bis somewhat lame ex
planation of the circumstances whicn
brought about the deficit.
His sureties consented to make good the
amount missing from the treasury, where
upon the matter was hushed up. This was
etime time previous to the discovery of the
shortage In Martin's accounts of the Colum
The above facts were stated most posi
tively by The Times informant from the
district attorney's office He explained
that relatives of his were members of the
First Church, and that they were aware
of Martin's troubles with the flnanciil
committee at the time of Its occurrence
Rev. Dr. Stakely, the pastor of the
First Baptist Church, was seen by a TIit.cs
reporter last evening, and asked if he had
any knowledge of the facts stated above.
He !aid he had never heard of a deficit
during Martin's term as treasurer of the
church, and he telieved that there had
been none. lie stated that fully $200,000
In building funds, etc , had passed through
Martin's hands and that he had the free
access to these funds, which churches
About one month ago a committee was
appointed to lpok Into the financial affairs
of the church and to audit the accounts i f
the treasurer from the time when $30,000
debt was paid off, up to the beginning of
the present year. It will be noticed that
this was during the period when Maitin
was treasurer of the church.
Dr Stakely said he did not believe the
appointment of the committee was the
result of a suspicion of -Martin That com
mittee has not yet made n report, to the
church, and Dr. Stakely said it was im
possible to anticipate its findings
A member of this committee was seen,
but lie refused to say anything what
ever regarding the matter He said the
formal report of the committee could be
the only expression from the members, and
that nothing would be dhcloseduntilthen
There Is an unmistakable feeling of un
easiness among the members or the church
and it will hardly be allayed until a definite
statement from the committee of in
vestigation is had
The big defalcation in the Columbian
funds has aroused great apprehension that
Martin may have absorbed the church
money in a like manner, and further de
velopments are anxiously awaited.
Three Killed hy Lightning.
Pan Antonio, Tex., May 8. Robert Don
nenberg and his wife were working in a
field near here last evening when a bolt
ofllghtningstruckand killed both of them
Webster Davis, a negro farmer, was also
killed by lightning. Hail, which accom
panied the storm, did much damage to the
Nephew of Russell Sage Dead.
Chicago, May 8.- Rufus H. Sage, an old
resident or Chicago, and u retired board
of trade member, died at his home. No.
209 Seminary avenue. He was a nephew
of Kubsell flose, of New York city.
The Senatorial Candidate Said hi
Owe Florida Money.
RESENTS THE IMPUTATION
It Is Claimed That He Is Partially
Responsible for State Treusurer
Collins' Shortage Is -Tied Witt
Chlpley in the. Race lor the Seix
atorshl r '
Tallahassee, Fla'., May 8i The joint" core
rnlttee of tre legislature, appointed to e
amine tbe. books of State Treasurer Col
lins, reported today tfcat they had dis
covered a shortage of $o0,9Sl, and re
commended resignation or the Impeach
ment of Collins.
The report also deelare-d that Assembly
man"J. N. C. Stockton, who is a banker
and candidate for United States Senator,
was Indebted to tbe State In the sum of
$15,000 in connection with Collins in
debtedness. Stockton Indignantly resent
ed tbe imputation, and declared that there
port would never have been made today
bad he not become a candidate for tho
After a heated debute, a committee was
appointed to report on Monday on Stoik
loix's connection with the State treasurer,
and the matter was deferred until thac
Stockton received thirty-five votes for
Senator today in the one ballot that was
taken. Chlpley also received thirty-five,
the balance of the vote being scattering.
Stockton was the leader of the Call fort ej
before the latter withdrew.
LEAK IN THE NEW DRY" DOCR.
It Will Put It Out of Use for Six
New York, May 8. Tbe great new dry
dock at the Brooklyn navy yard, known as
No. 3, the bigrreat ary- dock lu America,
developed a leak today which created
alarm in the minds of the unprofessional
people who saw it. This alarm, nowever,
was- uncalled for, as neither the dock nor
tbe ship Massachusetts, which is in it, was
in any real danger. Still, tbe leak is. a
serious mutter, as it will put tbe big
dock practically out of use or six week
The leak wai noticed t-day when repair;
oa the Massachusetts were practically con
pleted. A drainage pump was put to
work to pump the water out, but the leak
kept growing in volume, and it was es
tija sdt a t.iepumpwairemovingtetweer
2,000 and 3.000 gailoas a minute In keep
ing the dock clear. When the leak first
began to develop to a noteworthy extent m
the forenoon, the engineer in charge had
a number of holes cut bwtweea the stepping
timbers m order to let the water into tho
dock freely, and thus prevent a dangerous
pressur jupoa the woad.'altntngofthedork.
The leakage was believe! to come from tha
loose filling of an old basin which existed
once to the east. This basin was large ami
Iii the old days of wooden ships it was
used to float In log- for shipbuilding.
About 1S50 this basin was filled with
rubbish, and the filling so lacks compact
ness that every once in a while great
holes break in the surface where the
earth below has gradually sunk into
spaces left between the logs and such
stuff at the bottom.
The constructing engineer in charge
of the new dock said today that the work
of completing a new wall would be hurried
forward, and that he believed that its
completion would entirely cure the leajj
In the dock.
The dock cost $1,000,000.
HARTLEY'S IMMENSE SHORTAGE.
Hns Failed to Account for Over Half,
Omaha, May 8 In all probability a
large number of arrests in banking circles
in the State will occur next week It
Attorney General Srnlth carries out the
plans he has already put in motion Ex
State Treasurer Hartley, it Is stated, has
made very large deposits of money
alleged to have been taken by him, lu a
number of- banks throughout the State,
and possibly in banks in other States.
Careful investigation has been made
through the agents of the State banking
board, and as a result a large number of
banks have been found where Bartley
still hits money on deposit Bartlej is short
over half a million.
One national bank was wired by Smith
to hold $2,300 deposited by Burtley At
torney General Smith says he intends to
prosecute the officers of all banks in whicn
money is found belonging to the State,
but standing in Ear tley's name, unless they
torn over forthwith any such money to
the SUitc. He says there is no doubt that
each can be prosecuted under the exist
SHOT NEAR THE HEART.
Fatal Accident to Freshman Rowley
Sherardsou at Princeton.
Princeton, May P Rowley Shepardon,
of 1900, who resides at Richmond, Va,,
went fishing this aiternoon with two other
freshmen. They took their guns with
them. As the boat was nenring the dock
on the return young Shepardson stuck his
rifle out to fend off the boat. The rlfla
was at full cock and the tiiggcr caught in
a projection of tho dock. The hammer
fell and the ball passed through the gun
wale of the boat into Shcpardson's side.
Just below the heart. He fell back into
the boat saying. "Oh, fellows, I'm shot."
His eon.rades conveyed him to the In
firmary, where It was said he could no
RESULTS OF CARELESS DRIVING.
Mr-. La Frey Run Over by a Heavy
Wagon nnd Seriously Injured.
Miss Ellen La Frey, an attendant at St
Elizabeth's Insane Asjlum, while riding
her wheel on Harrison street In Anncostia,
yesterday, was knocked down by a heavily
laden wagon and quite seriously injured
She was taken to Weiss drug-.store, where
Dr. Watson found thather Injuries, though
painful, were not of a serious nature.
As the accident was clearly the faultr
of James Coates, the driver, he was placed
under arrest by Special Orriccr Barry and
turned over to Officer Ragan, of the
precinct, and he wns locked up on
a churge of careless driving.
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