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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY 3IORNTNG, MAY IS, 1897 EIGHT PAGUES.
Tlie President Wants $50,000
for Starving Americans.
TIIE DESTITUTION IN CUBA
In a. Very Brief Communication the.
Chief Magistrate Advises an Apr
rnopriatiou to He Spent Under the
Direction of the Secretary of
Slate Senate Promptly Complin.
Tlic President had his message ouCuba
ell piepared in his own handwriting when
the Cabinet officers met yesterday to
consider it. They signified their np
proval of it.
It is not known positively that any ouc
.of the Cabinet would have preferred a
more forcible exixi<lou of the case, hut
It is Hinted that there was not perfect
harmony, one member at least being sn
favor or .1 much stronger document.
All the members or the Cabinet were
present who are in the city. Secretary
Wilsr.ii ami Gen. Gary are at the hitter's
country home near Baltimore, and Seen?
tary Bliss is in New York Senator Davis
ami Congressman Hitt were also of the
conference or at. least were admitted
while the Cabinet was in session.
A little after 1130 o'clock the message
was completed, and at 11:50 it was sent
to the Capitol. The" full text of It is as
To the Senate and House of Represenla
tives or the United States:"
Official information from our consuls In
Cuba establishes the tact that a large nu.n
ber of American citizens on the island are
In a state or destitution, suffering for
want of rood and medicines.
This applies paiticulurly lo the rural dis
tricts of tlic central and eastern parts.
The agricultural classes have been forced
from their farms Into the nearest towns,
where they aie without work or money.
Theloci.1 authorltiesor theseveral towns,
however kindly disposed, are unable lo
relieve the need" of their own people, and
are altogether powerless to help our citi
zens. The latest report of Consul General
Lee estimates 600 to 800 Americans are
without means of support. 1 have assured
him that provision would be made at once
to relieve them.
To that end 1 icconunend that Congi ess
make aa appropriation or not less than
$50,000, to be immediately available for
uee under the direction of the Secietary of
It is-desirable that a part of the sum
which may be appropriated by Congress
fchould, in the discretion or the Secretary
or State, also be used for the transporta
tion or American citizens who deire to
return to the United States and are without;
means to do so.
Executive Mansion, May 17, 1807.
TII12 SENATE'S ACTION'.
Prompt and I'nuniinous Adoption of
Sir. Gnlliuger's Hesolutlon.
The long expected message or the Presi
dent on the Cuban situation was read to
the Senate yesterday. Tlic crowd in the
rallencs possibly anticipated a state paper
or backbone and sensational suggestion ir
rot or ract. It was," on the contrary as
mild as the May morning, and its veiled
rererence to the "kindly disposed Span
ish authorities" took the breath away
from those, at least, win; had heaul the
story ot the war told on Sunday at ihe
Columbia Theater. The message was
built on the theory or noorfent-e to Spain,
and tins quality or it furnished the text
or a conservative speech made later !n
the day by Senator Wellington, and which
was in keeping with the policy or the last
administration and apparently or the
present Administration to date. The
text or the message will be found else
where In The Times
When the Journal had been read the
message was announced and- read. Mr.
Davis, chairman of the Committee on
Foreign Relations, Immediately reported
favorably the resolution or Senator Gal
llngcr, appropriating $50,000 for the re
lief of sufrering Americans, the resolu
tion being so amended as to carry out
the recommendations or the message. It
was unanimously adopted Senatoi Gallln
gcr made a few remarks on it to tlic ef rect
that he believed that the best policy would
be that suggested at the mass meeting
on Sunday, that Weyler permit the pacirieos
and Americans to return to the interior,
-whore there was an abundance of rood,
and if he did not permit it, to force lain
to such action. Still, the resolution would
meet with no objection from him in the.
impe in which it was adopted.
OBJECTION IX THE HOUSE.
The Republicans "Were Scared by
Mr. Bailey's Resolution.
Speaker Reed announced in the
Jlouse shoitly after it convened yesterday
the message fiom the President.
Mr. Hitt I ask unanimous consent for
the present, consideiation in the House a
bill -which I send to thecleik'e desk.
The Speaker The gentleman from Illi
nois iMr. Hitt) asks unanimous consent for
the present consideration of the bill which
rill be read.
The clerk read as flloows:
Be it enacted, etc.. That the sum of $50,
000, or as much thereof as may be neces
sary, be and the same is hereby appro
priated out or any money in the Trcasur
'not otherwise appropriated, for the relief
of destitute and surfering citizens of the
United States in the island of Cuba, and for
Ihe transportations or American citizens
who are desirous or returning to the United
- fctates and are -without the means. to do so;
laid money to be expended under the direc
tion of the Secretary of State.
The Spcakei Is there objection to the
present consideration ot the bill just read?
Mr.'Balley I shall make no objection pro
vided in connection therewith the losolutl-.n
which I hold in mv hand can alto be con
idercd by unanimous consent.
Mr. ningley-1 think we had better have
the question submittcJon what lias already
Mr. Bailey- The gentleman from Maine
eurely does not want to force an objection
from this side or the House
Mr. D!nglcy-I desire to have the question
put and tested as to whether the House is
ready to consider the proposition or the
gentleman rrom Illinois.
The Speaker The gentleman rrom Maine
Ivy Institute Brfsfrrcs College, 8th and K.
Unexcelled BummercoursJSCzday or night.
Alabama Floorlmr. all one eoJfiftEfcSo
foot. Libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. av
(Mr. Dintrley) objectn to the pioposition of
the gentleman Horn Texas (Mr. Pulley.)
Mr Bailey-Then I object to tlic proposi
tion or the gentleman fiom Illinois.
The Speaker Objection Is made.
Tliis short but significant debate ended
the matter Tor thctinie, or until Thursday
next, in the House.
INDKFKNDNNCE OF CUBA.
Congi-esii in Hpl o .s Ci-Yrs n Res -lutlon
Congressman Stephens or Texas yes
terday offered a joint resolution in the
House, calling for the recognition of the
Independence of Cuba rrom the sover
eignty or Spain.
The resolution was referred to the Com
mittee on Foreign Affairs.
A 1IHAV15 MAN'S DEATH.
Tries to Rescue a Drowning Hoy
nnil Loses His Life.
Pittsburg,Pa.,May 17. -Andrew Lamont,
nine years old, was playing along the
Allegheny River bank this evening and fell
Into the stream A freight train came
along Just then and John Richter, the en
gineer, saw the boy. Hi ran rrom the
cab, pulling orr his coat as he ran, kicked
orf his shoes and Jumped into the river.
A rew strokes brought him to young La
mont. Tlie boy was going down for the
third time when Itichter seized him. Tlie
lad threw his arms alout his rescuer's
neck, the current carrying them against
a bnigc and both were swept under.
Their bodies have not yet been recov
ered. THE HOLLAND LAUNCHED.
New Submarine Torpedo Boat Com
ing to Washington.
New York, May 17. -The submarine tor
pedo boat Holland, of tlie destructivenes
or which so much has been predicted, was
launched from the shipyards of Lewis
Nixon, at Elizabethport, X. J., today.
Tests as to tlie Holland's capabilities
will begin in about two weeks. They will
be" made in secret, and when the boat is
in good working order it will be sent to
Washington under its own power for ev
hibition to the naval authorities. Later
it may be used in fleet evolutions.
The lepresentativcs or the Holland Com
pany wen- especially pleased because not a
drop of -water came into the boat dining
the launch No representatives or foielgn
governments Interested in the boat weie
invited to attend. The Government will
piobably purchase the Holland if the piove
satisfactory on trial.
KEEP HANDS OFF HAWAII
Admiral Bcardslce's Significant Re
mark to the Japanese Minister.
The nawailnn Government Ready
for the Diplomatic War With
Japan's Special Commissioner.
Honolulu, via San Francisco, May 17.
-"We want you people to keep your hands
olf this country." This remark, dropped
by Admiral Beardslee, during a personal
conversation with the Japanese minister
resident at Hawaii,, is the only intima
tion the people of this country have ever
received as to the mission of the United
Stutes ship Philadelphia. Minister Slma
mura replied. "Would you like to have
me quote your remark In my dispaiches to
"Well," returned the admiral, "you can
tell your Government that It was a remark
passed while Ave were enjoying a social
glass of wine, ir 70U want to."
Tills is one of the leading straws that
the people of Hawaii look upon as evidence
that the United States will protect their
interests in the Hawaiian Islands, and that
they will require Japan to keep cool In Its
dealings with the country and go about Its
diplomatic business without bluster or
threats or force. The interests of the
country is now centered on the mission
of the Japanese man-of-war Nauru a.
The majority of the Japanese peo
ple here believe that Commissioner
Akiyama uud the captain of the Xaniwa
will accomplish not a little for the honor
and glory of progressive Japan. Tlie
vernacular press of Japan is filled with
the wildest stones of what is to be ddne,
and naturally enough the 26,000 ignorant
Jaoan?se in Hawaii take in the yarns as
coming from hcadquarteis. There has
been, however, no unusual outward demon
The government officials of Hawaii are
quietly resting on their oars. The i-pocial
commissioner, Mr. Akiayama, will" find the
government well prepared to receive him,
with their diplomatic guns loaded to the
muzzles with evidence that the Japanese
will have to manipulate most wonderfully
in order to prove a ease of violation ot
When sirted down, the present contro
versy between Hawaii and Japan Is io
determine whether Japan, under the fa
vored nation clause, can dump Its coolie
laborers upon Hawaii at tlie rate of from
600 to S00 a month. The Hawaiian gov
ernment has stated that such immigra
tion shall not continue. Itis a questionof
the Asiatic against the Anglo-Saxon, and
whichever wins will hold the Hawaiian
Islands, Its Pearl Haibor and all the rest
of the harbors.
The men who assert that Japan has no
designs on the Hawaiian Islands may say
what they please, but they have thus far
failed to explain the cause of the sudden
Increase in the number of free laborers
coming to tills country in the past year
'The plantation; do not want the laborers.
The country is full to overflowing ot the
coolie class already. Japanese coolies are
everywhere, and, notwithstanding this
superabundance, Japan sends a warship
to these waters to assert the right lo
have all the coolies the innnigration com
panies see fit to send.
It is reported that another immlgraut
ship is on the. way, and the Immigration
company hopes to laud its men by viitue i.f
a demand of the commander of the Japan
ese man-of-war. If these tactics are used
the Hawaiian government will of course
be unable to force the immigrants to re
turn on board the ship, but the coolies "will
not be allowed to land if they do not com
ply -witn thela-w They wiil be kept at the
Immigrant station and closely guarded by
the troops of the Hawaiian government.
Suicide of a Murderer.
"Milwaukee, Wis.,Mayl7.-V(Villiam Pouch,
the murderer, who killed a farmer, his
wife, hired man and servant girl a week
ago, was found dead in a mill-pond this
afternoon. He had a bullet in his head
aud a btone tied around his neck.
Floorlnjr 0. 8. 10 Inches wide, S1.25
per 100 ft. libbey & Co., 6th and N. Y. ave.
THE MESSAGE FULLS FLAT
Cuban Relief Recommendation a
DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH
Belief In Some Quarters That the
Eroposcd Relief Would Constitute
an Act of Intervention Mr. Mor
gan': Resolution The Insurgents'
Cuuse Guius in Favor.
The Presidents Cuban relief message
was Received la both branches of Congtees
yesterday without a ripple of excitement.
The fact that it would deal solely with the
question of relief had so discounted it
that little interest wus manifested in as
certaining in what particular way the Pres
ident would express his suggestions
Subsequent eveutHgrowipgout or themes
sage, particularly in tlic House, gave a
spice or flavor to the day, and the general
debate in the Senate on the Moigan resolu
tion caused a icvjval or the old time inter- J
est in Cuban afairs.
T'he message was a disappointment not
confined to uny particular party. Had the
President made strenuous efforts lie could
not have been more meek and subdued in
dealing with this question than in this very
short communication to the Congress deal
ing with one phas of a situation tliatis so
deploruble and so barbarous as to arouse
the whole country in its condemnation of
any policy that will permit its prolonga
tion. it was expected that in this first official
recognition or the state or war existing
in Cuba, tlie Administration would have
Intimated some tilings that might have
acted as a dcterent upon tlie Spanish bar
barian who have charge or affairs on that
accursed Island. But there was nothing
of tlie sort. On the contrary the tenor
or the message betrayed an e-rrort to not
offend; rather to apologize for the Implied
reflection found in existing conditions.
Republicans refrain from criticising
openly for obvious reasons, and Demo
crats are constrained to not talk for
publication, because tlfey do not desire
to be accused of being captious in their
criticism; but those who talk privately
assert that the President could have done
much good, and given tlie Spaniard a
rlrst lesson, by throwing u little "ginger"
into his message. Certainly, no govern
ment can take ofrens'e at the way the
President puts the case; and, in view or
the severe condemnation that has Ihmii
leveled at the Spanish, that government
has no cause for complaint.
As to what will be the outcome or this
resolution when It passes, opinions dilfer.
Senator Davis, chairman of the Committee
on Forefgn .Relations, takes the ground
that the sending or supplies to our peo
ple in Cuba "ir Spain consents" will not
be act or Intervention. When asked ir
Spain had consented the chairman or the
committee said he had stated his opinion
exactly as he desired it to be used. Mr.
Davis declined to say whether or not
Spain had consented to the plan the reso
Senator Turplc, another member or the
tommittee, stated that the act of send
ing rood to Cuba was an act or interven
tion. In discussing this subject, he said:
"I am in ravor of the recognition of the
belligerency or the insurgents and or the
Intervention of the United States at the
same time. These two acts ought to be
simultaneous, as under international law
we could not properly intervene whete
there was no state of war recognized as
existing. The action of this Government
in sending relier to Cuba will be inter
vention in a direct form. Gen. Weyler
has declared a state of siege In those lo
callties where the relier is to be dis
tributed In consequence or that state or
siege the people are destitute. When we
send supplies to them we raise the siege
and our act is an act or interference with
the military operations or the Spanish
government and is intervention."
Senator Morgan, without going into de
tail, also took the position that the act
contemplated in sending provisions to the
destitute was an act or inteivention
A prominent Republican member of the
committee, who enjoys close contidentlal
relations with the Administration, said
last evening that the very act prpposed
to be can led out by this resolution was
intervention or the most direct sort, and
could only be construed as sucli by Spain,
who realized the consequences of this act
of fhe Government of the United States
Spain objected to it at first, but seeing
that the United States intended pursuing
this policy she gave way. This Senator
said she would continue to object to
further encroachments upon her preroga
tives as the governing power ot the Island,
and would continue in the same way to
yield, until the United States had forced
her to do all that we demanded and
bring the war to a close by permitting
the people of that island to enjoy their
This Senator observed that the Itepub
lican Administration had done two things
bo far of incalculable beaefit to the insur
gents. It had compelled Spain to recog
nize the power of the United States by
throwing open her prison doors aud per
mitting our citizens charged, but not con
victed, of political crimes to go Tree. This
wan more than the Cleveland Administra
tion had even attempted to do, and the
period when Spain began to respect the
power of the United States dated from the
firm but very emphatic diplomatic note
addressed to Minister De Lome and cabled
to Minister. Taylor at Madrid for transmis
sion to the government in Madrid.
After accomplishing this much the Re
publican Administration now proposed,
this Senator continued, to help the Ameri
cans -who were being starved and put to
dcatli under the methods of the Spanish
captain geneial In Cuba. From this to.the
next move was but a step Today's mes
sage, this Senator contended, was but the
stepping-Monetonioievigoious action, that
would ultimately result in the formulation
and inauguration of a policy with lespect
to Cuba that would meet the unqualified
approval of every Ameiicnn on this con
tinent. Meanwhile the debate in the Senate will
continue. It progressed yesterday in
the ratio or two to one In ravor or the
insurgents. It is not thought that there
will be many Senators against the Morgan
resolution when it comes to a final vote.
Many ltepublicans do not propose to be
put off with pleas for delay emauatlng
from the White House. Members of the
committee state that the information
laid before them is sufficient to cause
the Senate to act now and Senators are
T11J..J. 1 IS Innh 4ilnlr n n .4va ffil
a pair. Libbey & Co., Cth and N. X. ave. tf
prone to take the committee's word on
thiB matter. Representative-Republicans,
like Senator Fo raker, see' no good reason
why they should delay action. The
resolution will probably be discussed two,
or, poFsibly, three, days longer aud will
then be passed. If it goes to the com
mittee It will be with the distinct under
standing privately bad, that it shall be
promptly reported back with a stiong
recommendatlou for Its immediate passage.
DENIED UV lih HOCKH1LL.
Says He Did Not Write the aCuban
Mr. W. W. Rockhill, ex-Assistant Secre
tary or State, in commeiitlngon letters read
at the Cuban meeting-Sunday, and attiib
uted to him, said yestqrijay:
"I can say they are malicious falsehoods.
Anybody who known me willgivemuoredlt
for not being such a fool as to write that
sort of thing."
FORCKD A SAF15 OPEN.
Thieves nt Allentown Secure Val
Allentown, Pa., -May 17. Robbers on
Saturday night entered the sore or .loan
Taylor & Co., rorced open the safe and
stole almost $1,000 111 money and a pair
of diamond cutt buttons. The safe stood
in the rear of the store in tlie privateofriee
and was shielded from view by a rour-root
high wooden fence.
RAINS DAMAGE THE TROCHA
Useless as a Barrier to the Insnr
Weyler's Last Atrocious Act Des
perate Condition of the Poor.
The Financial Situation.
Havana, via Key West, May 17. The
newsrecWveJ from the Juqaro-Morontiocha
says that the heavy rains or the last rew
days have destroyed several wooden land
ings along the military Hue, and that the
Spanish soldiers are kepUin. tneir roniri
cations by the weather. A-Iurge part of the
troclia to the southward is Inundated and
useless. 'I ho iusuigcnt pans freely irom
Puerto Principe to Santa Clara ariVl back.
In Havana there is no hope of improve
ment in the financial situation. The
bakers do not accept paper money, and an
ounce ot bread Is worth toll cents in silver,
a price out of reach of the poor. Milk is
vcry scarce. A small glass of milk Is
worth ten centos. The4prlce:of meat costs
three times as much as in rime or pence,
and vegetables arc hard, to obtoln even
in the good restaurants, .Eggs are sold
at eight cents each.
The last or Weyler's atrocious acts In
ordering the destruction or the small
towns around Havana and ajl the farms
near them will increase the distress In
the capital Now nqt a. potato "wfll be
obtainable from the , province.
The country people gathered In Mari
anno are (n desperate want. It Is re
ported that rour families perished of hun
ger there yesterday.
Edwardo Garcia, correspondent of the
New York Sun.isstlll In jail. He has been
notihed that he was arrested because ho
sent to the Sun news of the outrages com
mitted by the Spanish army and of the
riasco made by Weyler In ills military cam
paign. Senor Garcia bad denied that he
sent any such news.
The censorship or the press has been
made very severe. No news rrom New l'ork
regarding the discussions in Washington
on Senator Morgan's'1 resolution are al
lowed to be published. The only news or
the kind is given by La Luchn, which has
mentioned that Senator Hale spoke in the
Senate against the recognition or Cubai
La Union Constltucipnale, organ or the
tlie New l'ork Sun on account of its
news rrom Cuba.
NI3WS OF TH12 WHITE HOUSE.
Callers TTpou the' President and
No one was admitted to the White
nouse to see the President except the
Cabinet during tire eariy morning hours
yesterday. There was a-lurge crowd wait
ing, because he had been absent during
Friday and Saturday, and they went away
considerably disappointed. Among those
who called and were. turned away were
Senators Culloin, Spconer, Fairbanks,
Thurston, Foraker, Elkins, Burrows ami
Deboe; ex-Senator Blair, President Procter,
of the Civil Service Commission, and a
large number of Representatives Some
or these gentlemen "came back during
the arternoon, and were given their audi
ences. While in Philadelphia last week Presi
dent McKinley received a delegation rep
resenting the Philadelphia Commerical Mu
seum, the National Asociation of Manu
racturers, and the American Medical As
sociation's semi-centennial, all or which
will be in session during the first week or
June. Dr. William Pepper rcpnented the
Commercial Museum, Mr. Theodore C.
Search, the National Association of Manu
facturers, and Mr. Ilobart A. Hare, the
All of these bodies extended a most
pressing invitation to tlie President to
be present on June 2. They do not meet
on the same days, but -have made an arrangement-
all to convene on the date
named for the special- purpose of re
ceiving Mr. McKinley.
The President will probably attend the
convention on the day set apart for him,
though he has not yet promised definitely.
Senator Wellington" andCongressman Mc
Inlire of the Baltimore district Intro
duced Mr. John II. Carroll to the President
yesterday. He wishesto go to Nice as
consul, and has the indorsements or Balti
more's largest business men.
A committee representing the National
Educational Association, tholargest teach
ers' organication in the world, having
over 15,000 annual members, called upon
President McKinley by appointment ye.--terday
to urge the. retention In office
or Dr. William T. Baris, Commissioner of
Education, and to ask that the work of
the Bureau or Education be cordially sup
ported by the Administration The com
mittee was headedbyStateSuperintendent
Charles R. Skinner, or New York, tlie
present president oJ the National Educa
tional Association,'l(ind by Prof. SicIo-v
"Murray Butler, onColumbia University
Col. D. L. Sills.pffCleveland, Ohio, was a
caller at the White-House m his own inter
est for the appointment of appraiser of mer:
chandise for Cleveland, Ohio. Healso called
in the interest of Grant II. Burrows, of Cin
cinnati, for consul at Montreal and of
Louis F. Heitmau, of Cleveland, Ohio, as
special agent, Treasury Department.
Doors.Any Slze.l Inches Thick, Jfl.
Frank: Libbey & Co., Cth et."undN. Y. ave.
The Turks, 50,000 Strong,
Fiercely Attack Them.
A STUBBORN RESISTANCE
The Turks Repelled on the Left
und Center, Hut Gain a Position
on the Right The I.OHhes on
lloth Sides Are Reported to De
London, May 17. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Athens gives the following
orriclal account of the battle atDokomosr
"Hostilities began with an artillery ac
tion at noon, our big guns checking the
enemy, who were concentrating to at
tack our front. The enemy neared- our
infantry range at 2 o'clock, when the
real battl- began. More than 50,000
Turks concurrently and continuously and
fiercely attacked our fronton the right and
left. Our artillery and infantry did splen
did work. The whole of the enemy's regi
ments twice stopped, wavered and fled, but
the attack was soon renewed by fresh
forces until these also were hurled back
by the stubborn resistance aud splendid
vigor of our troops, and Tinally, the enemy
gave way altogether.
"The attack on our left was led with the
same vigor, but the enemy was repulsed. We
did not faie so well onHhe right. The first
attack was repulsed, but the enemy con
centrated in immense numbers and le
attacked us with extreme vigor. Our first
line wavered and was broken. Our wing
would have beenturnedifpartof the Second
Brigade had not been sent to re-enforce
it. The enemy had gained ground that It
was Impossible for us at thatthne to regain.
Subsequently our right wing had to jetire
a litjle, concentrating at liousl. We kept
all our positions in thecentei andon thelelt.
"The enemy had in reserve 30,000 men.
Our whole rorcenumbereJ 35,000.
"Our losses were heavy. Gen. Mavromi
chelis was wounded. The enemy must have
London, May 17. Thereport which reach
ed here this atiernoon that the Turks lad
captured Domokos Is not confirmed by the
later dispatches, audit Is very doubtful that
the leportis true.
It is certain, however, that a furiou3 bat
tle haB iKicn fought. The Turkish attack
was aimed to break through the Greek I'nea
and capture Domokos from the rear.Partof
the Turkish army advanced as far as the
village ot Tsouflian, but the Greek artillery
drove them out and compelled them to re
treat towards Pharsala.
A dispatch received late this aftern on
rrom Lamia, some twenty miles south
east or Dokomos, says that a continuous
roaring or cannon can be heard ttrjre.
Heavy Hrlng was also heard toward
It is reported from Athens this evening
that the Greek left wing temporarily re
tired toward the center, being outnumbered
by the enemy three to one, but that the
Greeks ultimately repulsed the attacking
Itis also reported that Gen. Mavronmi'.h
aelis, one of the Greek commanders, nus
THE POWERS RESPONSIBLE.
They Have Caused ihe Greek Col
lapse In Epirus.
London, May 17. The powers are fast
making the worst possible muddle of their
mission of mediation between Greece and
Turkey. They are directly responsible for
the last miserable collapse of the Greek
arms lu Epirus. The Greek troops in Fri
day's righting completely retrieved their
good name by splendid righting and martyr
like sacrifices, worthy or any soldiers on
earth. Tlie da j-'s battle closed with every
thing in their ravor. They would have
been almost certain to have reaped there
ward of their courage the next day, but
orJers came from Athens to stop all of
The reason for this was that the -powers
had asserted that they had interfered
with negotiations for an armistice. They
orrcred to restrain the Turks it the Greeks
would keep quiet, thus gaining a truce in
fact, if notin name. It is now known that
the powers agreed to do what was be
yond their power to execute
The Turks are vigorously pushing their
operations, while the Greeks are crippled
by tlie action or their impotent mentors
Tlie Sultan remains complete master or
the situation. He has put forward claims
which Europe unanimously declares to be
absurd and preposterous, but this feeli.'g
is changing to dismay, when it is consid
ered that the porte refuses even an armis
tice until its demands are conceded. Active
interference by Europe is impracticable,
at least until after long consultations, In
themoantime thcTurks can take Athena.
There is material for cynical satisfaction
for tlie American observer in today's at
titude of impotent wrath of all the sup
porters of Lord Salisbury's policy. They
display the greatest surprise and anger
because the logical effects of their action
which have. been most obvious from the
outset and which have been freely pointed
out in these dispatches, now dominate tlie
Eastern situation. The silly idea that
the solution of the problem was the pun
ishment of the Greeks at the hands of
the Turks has led them into difficulties
which arc far more perilous than, the
England, however, is the only country
which bas wholly overreached herself.
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are ready They will control the finances
of both Turkey and Greece in some for-n,
and Great Britain will have only n
nominal part In the arraugement.
PLOT TO MUHDlilt THE KING.
It Is Said One IIiiss Been Discovered
London, May 17. Itis rumored In Vien
na, Berlin and this city that a plot to mur
der King George has been discovered In
Athens and that many arrests of persons
said to be implicated in the plot have been
In addition to this report a number of
revolutionary storieb are In circulation.
SOMETHING MIT ST BE DONE.
The Greek Government Preparing
for Some Desperate Aet.
London, May 17. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Athens says that the iliplo
mats there have telegraphed their re
spective governments and to Constantinvple
pres-singiy requesting animmediat-j cessa
tion of hostilities. It adds that the Greek
government declares that unless there 1h
a cessation tomorrow, extreme and des
perate steps will be taken.
SURPRISED THE DIPLOMATS.
Were Quite Unprepared for the
Porte's liellicose Answer.
London, May 17. The Times Constanti
nople correspondent says that ihe lepresen
tativcs of the powers there were quite
unprepared for the note of the I'orto in
response to their icqiiest for a cessation
of hostilities. It was not expected that the
Sultan would capitulate sr precipitately
to bellicose inllfiences, but Abdul Ilamid
considers his personal safety and the se
curity of his throne less endangered ly
Ignoring the will of Europe thanln lesisting
the wishes otanoverwhelminglylargebody
of his Mabommedan subjects on a question
appealing to their fiercest sensibilities.
This danger was evidently brought home
to the Sultan on Friday, for the German
and Russian envoys, who most closely ob
serve the Sultan, were.astounded by the
peremptory tone and preposterous tenor of
The envoys absolutely and unanimously
warned the Porte that serious difficulties
would arise from the attitude ho has
THE POWERS' FLAN OF ACTION.
They Will Allow Turkey Nothing:
Hut nn Indemnity.
Constautinope,Mayl7. Thepowers have
unanimously agreed to protest against the
demand of theporte that Tbessaly be ceded
to Turkey and also against thelcmand for
the abolition or the capitulation in raor of
Greek subjects in Turkey.
MR, REED AND BIS RULES
Speaker Drives Tandem Through
Suppresses Gen. Wheeler Journal
Is Approved After the Repub
lican Style of Approval.
The proceedings in the House opened yes
terday with the desire of the Democrats
that they be conducted according to the
rules and usages of the body. The Cuban
question over In the Senate failed lo
diminish the size of the audience in the
galleries, which looks every House day for
Intel esting developments.
When the motion was made to appnve
the journal Mr. Simpson and Gen. Wheeler
objected. Mr. Reed for a while tiled to
Ignore both of the objectors, but Gen.
Wheeler forced himself to the attention of
the Speaker, and asserted that it was
against the rules that the Journal be ap
proved without a quorum. Gen. Wheeler
went on to state tliis point and also to
add an argument against the adjournment
for more than three days at a time, as
was do'ie by adjournment from last Thurs
day until yesterday.
Mr. Dalzell raised a point of order against
Gen. Wheeler, which the Speaker sustained,
and on tlie vote on the approval of the
journal he Speaker declared the motion car
ried, haviug counted 180 as present.
Mr. Sherman called up the conference re
port on the amendment to the Indian ap
propriation bill relating to the gtfronite
At this point Mr. Bailey interpose 1 his ob
jection to the Cuban relief resolution, as
reported elsewhere in The Times.
Then tlie consideration of the report on
tlic Indian appropriation bill was resumed.
The conference report recommended mat
the Government retain title to the asphalt
lands, and receive 75 cents a ton royalty
on the asphalt mined.
Mr. Lacey proposed an amendment sug
gesting 100 acres as the maximum hold
ing, to which. Mr. King objected on behair
of the people of "Utah against whom he
said such a provision would be a dis
crimination. Mr. McRac and Mr. Tnderwood argued
that the royalty was too small. Mr.
Shafroth sustained the report, and Mr.
Walker of Massachusetts favored free min
ing. Mr Cooper charged that Mr King's inter
est in the matter was because his partner
ex-Senator Brown, or Utah, was interested
in the lands. This Mr King denied and
it was shown that Mr. T Lloyd, the
State inspector, had located lands as tne
agent or Mr Brown and others. Mr. King
defended these gentlemen a "or and
honest The debate on this amendment
was continued aud the points of differ
ence were reierred again to conference
At 3 p. m an adjournment was had,
after a yea and nay vote, until Thursday
Lavigne Bests Ziegler.
Philadelphia, May 17.-Lnvigne had the
best of the contest here tonight with Owen
Ziegler. At the end of the sixth round
both men were fresh and Ziegler looked
as it he could go a long way, he being in
splendid condition. The bont was de
clared a draw.
There icere printed and sold yesterday
G0,024 copies of THE TliiKS this being
twice the numher circulated by the Erening
S ur and FOUR times that circulated by the
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TIE KEjDBfllE CUBA
Speaker Reed Prevents Prompt
and Patriotic Action.
3IR. BAILEY'S .RESOLUTION
He Intended to Force Consideration
of the Morgan Belligerency Rese
lutiiti , BetMr. Dingr-ey Was Scared
und Refused lo Agree to Its In
troduction Issne May Be Forced.
The sentiment that animates the Senate
is fast inoculating the House ot Representa
tives, aud there is uo doubt but that if that
body can overcome the obstacle roumfiu the
person ot the Speaker it will vote over
whelmingly fortheMnrgan resolution
It was the desire to meet this. question
face to face that moved Mr. Bailey to object
to unanimous consent yesterday arternoon
when Mr Uingley sought to bring up the re
lief resolution, unless similar consent wan
give.i to a', the tametiinectinsi leronewhieli
Mr. Bailey had In his hands.
What that icsolutiou was was a matter
or common notoriety. Mr. Bailey held a copy
or the Morgan belligerency retolutioa, and
proposed to Torce the House to consider the
greater winch involveJ the leaser ii it took
up the Cuban quesuon in any of its phages
under a unanimous consent agreement.
Mr. Dingley would not agree to this, and
arter two ineffectual errcrts the Republic
ans ran away under Ihe and refused to
take up the subject in any shape Rather
than meet the issue and let the Ameu'can
people see where Congress stood on this
c.l question, Mr. Uingley moved that the
House adjoutn.hewellknowingat the time
that this would postpone action until next
Thursday. By a vciy nairow majoiity the
House adjourned, leaving Mr. Bailey with
the resolution before which it had so
A meeting of the Committee on Rules
will lie held to consider the subject. An
order will be made giving the Senate
resolution, appropriating the SCO .000 (
the right of way, and a vote will t e
taKer. upon it. Mr. Bailey, however. Is a
member of that committee, and he viii
bring In a minority report favoring a
vote "on bis belligerency resolution, i nd
the Bouse will he brought up against it
on a motion to adopt the minority reiwrt.
It Is hardly conceivable that the Speaker
will bold that a m'nonty report cannot
be considered. He could be upheld on
sucharu!ingonly,as Mr Bailey saidyeawr
day afternoon, on the ground that ha
was acting from a party standpoint, and
was dealing with a party measure. As
Mr. Bailey pointed out, Speaker Reed
will scarcely assume the position that this
Is a party question, and his own party
arraid to meet it.
There are several methods by which Mr.
Bailey nay force the House to meet tha
IsSUe. If none other presents itself he e-au
niove to recommit the report when it Is
made with instructions.
Mr. Bailey planned welt when he asked
consent for the consideration of the Morgan
resolution. He might have waited foi
the discussion of Mr Hitt's proposition and
then submitted his resolution as an amend
ment. In explaining his reason for not
taking this course Mr. Bailey said: "I de
sire to let the Republicans have no loop
hole. If I offered it as an amendment
they ceuld lmve it ruled out as not germane.
It would he an easy matter to sustain cne
S peaker without compelling the Republicans
to be placed squarely on record on the
Cuban question. They must consider the
Morgan resolution if they want to consider
that submitted by Mr Hitt. They cannot
escape from it.
"Speaker Reed may secure a special rule
from the committee, but the House shall
vote on mine also. They cannot ecape it.
I am not opposed to the Cubans. I want
to help them more than be sending a little
sum for the relief of a few who are in
distress. There is a tetter anil surer w ly
than that. I want to strike at tlie root
or the evil.
"The Republicans have evidently for
gotten their own platform In it they de
clare in favor of assisting the Cubans to
secure their independence. This resolution
simply grants them certain rights that will
enable them to oltjiii their own independ
ence, and yet they run away from it.
They sl'ould be consistent"
When asked what he should do if Speak
er Peed refused to entertain his nunorty
rerort, Mr Failey replied, laconically:
"I shall then fedl very much like indul
gence of some of the tactics that prevailed
during the Fifty-first Congrc.s."
TnB MAYOHALTY CAMTAIGX.
Labor Leaders to Force tlie Fight
on National Lines.
Xcw York, May 17 Steps have been
taken whih will make it dirricult Tor
Tammany to set a,side momentarily lu the
campaign for a mayor of Greater New
York, the national issues set forth in the
It was announced today that an impor
tant labor union lias already written Will
iam J. Bryan inviting him to come to Xew
York city and speak at a labor denionstra
ti'in to he made in Union Square m Labor
Day, September C, and that Mr. Bryan
had accepted tin invitation
The labor men say. they arc to go right
ahead and make on labor day .a demon
stration for Bryan, at which, if possible,
100,000 persons, are to be congregated,
had that the event is to be made memor
able by the adoption of anti-capital, anti
corporation, aud anti-trust resolutions.
The labor men who supported Tnmmany
Hall In the national election lat fall do
not propose to support Tammany's candi
date for mayor or Grtater New York, un
less that candidate stands flatly and
squarely upon the Chicago platrorm.
The men who have invited Bryan de
clare further that if Tammany attempts
to dodge they will nominate their own can
didate for mayor and get Bryan to como
to New York city and stump the Greater
Xcw York, territory for their candidate.
COMLN'G TO SICK PLATT.
Xew York ltepublicans Invited to
Discus- the Mayoralty Contest.
New York, May 17. Senator Piatt has
invited a number of Republicans here
abouts to vfcit him in Washington tomor
row night, and it is said the prePailniry
affairs of the Republican flghtfor a mayor
of Greater New York are to be discussed
on this ocraslon at the Arlington Hotel.
Most of the Republicans who have lecn
Invited are to leave for Washington in .I19
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