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The Disgrace of Christian Europe
Made Complete at Domokos.
SULTAN'S SUPERB INSOLENCE
Iluvintr Crowned His Purpose by i
3Iariicru of Helpless Greeks, Ho
Aurees to Suspend Hostilities.
Revolution Expected in Athens.
' . A .General War !Muy Coine.
London, May IS. The war is at an end
and tlieliame, not or Greece, butor Clinsfc
lau Emopo is complete.
The. filial actor the Moslem army was not
a battle, but a maesacie. Two thousand
Greeks at Domokos, according to the
meager accounts received here, were
slaughtered by Ed hem Pasha' & troops
nfter the powers had forbidden their op
ponents to engage In further hostilities,
nndcr a pledge that they would restrain
th-i Tuikiah forces.
Even the bloody iccoid in Armenia does
not match this crowning disgrace and de
fiance flung m the face of united Europe
by the gi inning cieature it maintains on
his gory tlironeat Constantinople; and then,
with splendid indolence, having accoiu
'Plithed his entire purpose, the Sultan bent
a message to the representatives of the
powers toJay saying that, as an earnest of
his amiability and spirit of accommodation,
be would abstain fiom further hostilities
ponding negotiations for peace- The his
tory of mankind, veiiiy, has nothing to
eompnic with this sublime triumph of
evil over the forces of righteousness, which
federated Europe assumes itself to be.
The Sultan openly declared that he would
not check his army until Dokomos, on the
old frontier, was in his possession. All
Thessaly is now bis beyond dispute, and
be intends to retain it. Possession is much
more than nine points of the law in the
diplomacy of Europe. Accordingly all ex
pressions of public opinion during the past
few -days have been unanimously against
htm. If mere words would drive him out
"tie would have to go, but few persons be
lieve that these will life"" of any avail.
Nothing but foice remains, and Europe is
so mortally afraid of her own weapons
that she will submit to almost any in
dignity rather than to use them. Such, at
least, is the sentiment that controls the
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policy of Great Ih italn, which is the strong
est of all the powers.
Thelmpoteutiagcor the English govern
ment over the desperate dilemma Into
which its poltroonery has led It, Is both
pitiful and amusing.
War almost always has been, as it should
be, the master instead of the servant of
diplomacy. The attempt to make It a
tool in the piesent case has been an igno
Revolution in Athens can now be avoided
only by a miracle. The government suc
ceeded in concealing the lull knowledge
of yesterday's disaster at Domokos until
The 'effect of a i evolution id awaited
with the kecuebt apprehension. The con
ditions loi a lcuilution aie moie aggra
vated than they were in ltld in Pails
The Greek people are of miichlhe same u-m-peiauient
as the Parisians. The popular
rage and giiei aie Indescribable, ami it is
impossible to believe that they v. ill keep
News fiom Athens tonight is painfully
meager. The government gave tile lullest
puttiicity to the announceiiientol anuunis
tice lute this aiteinoon in ordei to olftet
the effect of the (lisaslei which was made
known in fragments. Tomoirow, however,
will be theciittcal day lor Gieeceaud tbe
Regarding Turkey, It is useless to specu
late It may be taken as certain that
nothing short of extreme measures will
induce the Sultan to forego the fruits'
An indispensable preliminary to these
measures must be a change in the attitude
of Emperor William. This erratic sover
eign is sometimes more amenable to civ
ilized inthieuces than hi colleague at
Constantinople, but his position consti
tutes one of the grave difficulties or tht
situation So long as the Sultan believes
be has even tliu moral support of the
Kaiser, he will continue to defy Europe.
TI.e li'iur has come u hen the fine Land
or Russia may be expected to appear The
Czar's influence, and tins alone, Is liorent
both in Berlin and Constantinople. Sho-ild
the situation prove beyond Russia's con
trol, then, indeed, must the nations pre
pare for greater events
HOIST FLAGS OF TRUCK.
The Turks Now Heady to Trent for
Athens, May 1 8. -The Turks have hoisted
a flag of truce tt Imaret and bent dele
gates to Arta to ariauge the terms of an
Premier Ralli has informed the ministers
of the roiejgn powers tnat unless an armis
tice is quickly concluded the government
j will issue an appeal to Hellenism, calling
I upon all ablebodied men to take Op arms
in defense of the fatherland in danger, an J
that a royal message will summon beneath
the standard the entire landsturm and the
peasants who will be armed.
TJiis news caused intense excitement.
The feeling In official circles is very
A SANGUINARY BATTLE.
How the Turks "Won the Heights of
London, May 1 S. A dispatch to theDaily
Newb from Lamia describes the battle of
Domokos as being sanguinary and most des
perate. Under cover of a heavy artillery fiie
from eight of the largest caliber field
batteries and two mountain batteries, the
Ottoman infantry advanced on the Greek
entrenchments at the foot of the Dooko hills.
The Greek center and left lepulsed the
attack by a well diiected and apparently
very murderous artillery and infantry fire
The buttle was the hottest from 3
o'clock m the afternoon until dark. At
G o'clock the wheat fields in froutof the
Greek trenches were strewn with Turkish
dead and wounded. Just before sundown
tl.eTurkish reserveinfnntry advanced with
flogs flying und heavily charged the
Greek center, but were repulsed with
what seemed fearful losses, the Greeks
throughout having the advantage of
much higher ground.
The Turks, however, succeeded by dint
of masses, in driving back the Greek
right, which 'as commanded by Gen
Mastrapas, TlKs Induced the Greek staTf
to order a general retreat upon Derveu,
Karya and Fourka. The retreat began at
midnight, the crown prince leading, and
ended at 10 o'clock in the morning. Ex
cellent order was maintained.
A small foi ce of Turkish cavalry followed
the Greeks for some distance, being nlxnit
two thousand yards In their rear, but they
did not engage the rear guard.
The Greeks are now in a position oa the
old frontier line, which is considered im
pregnable. A NOTE TO THE POWERS.
Greece Calls Attention to Their
Failure lo Keep Faith.
London, May 18. Greece has sent a
note to her envoys accredited to the pow
ers, calling attention to her acceptance
or mediation for the purpose or obtaining
a cessation of hostilities
It says that the diplomats at Athens
promised to act promptly. Nevertheless,
they achieved no practical result. The
Turks availed themselves of the delay
to strengthen their positions in Epirus and
Thessaly. with the object of surrounding
the Greek troops, forcing the latter to
accent battle where the enemy had every
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How Long Has He Concealed Out
rages on Americans?
SENATOR MASON'S QUESTION
A Great Speech by tho Eloquent Illl
noisau Cuba's Cause Pleaded Elo
quently A Heply to Sir. Welling
ton and the Obstructionists The
Galleries Applauded the Orator.
The debate on the Cuban question stlried
the Senators yesterday to unusual flights
of oratory, and moved the galleries to im
pulsive buists of applause, which went
bcaicely checked by the Vice Presidential
gavel or frown. The people bui rounded
the arena in great numbers, nearly all the
reservations being filled except the diplo
matic gallery, where sat Tor a time Minister
Hatch, from Hawaii. SirJulian Pauucefote
did not appear yesterday, having been uvi
dentlyamplysatisfledorthf belligerency be
tweenhlmselfnnd SenatorStewart. Senors
Quesada and .Ubcrtinl, of the Cuban Junta,
were m the Senatorial leeerved gallery, and
heard the debate with evident satisfaction.
it was what the leporter called a field
day. It was in the air that there would
be hotstiuf to bum, and there was Eng
land, Spain and Senatorial courtesy were
butchered to make a Roman holiday for
the press gallery. One Senator called the
other a barnacle, and the same called the
same a mosquito, but apologized for the
implication that the paiticular animal in
bis head or mind was from New Jersey.
Another Senatoi imputed colossal cheek
and impudence or a superlative degree
to other Senators, and while this gladiato
rial fight was in progress the great public
on the heights hugged itself for the good
luck of its prcence.
The House of Representatives, having
nothing else to do, was present in large
numbers. It came over to learn the
amenities of debate and the'dlzzy heights"
to which, according to Senator Guillnger,
the Conscript Fathers can ascend on these
occasions, when the war spirit is abroad
in the House of Lords. One Senator, the
Wellington, who defended the Napoleonic
policy, eulogized her majesty, Queen
Isabella, and publicly thanked her for
the existence of the great commonwealth
of Maryland, and auother Senator main
tained that that good queen put her
enrbobs and things in hock and cast her
anchor to windward for the stuff that
Cristoforo Colombo was to bring back
in the Santa Maria. lie also said that
God knew what lie was doing when He
didn't allow the bones of Columbus to
be buried on Spanish soil. In fact, the
whole valley of dry bones was passed in
review in this incandescent debate.
It had. however, intensely seriously mo
ments, and none or them was of more
intense feeling than wben Senator Mason,
while admitting for the pake of argument,
that Mr. Cleveland's Assistant Secretary
or State Rockhill, wnB not the writer of
certain correspondence which he repudi
ated, asked the Senate and thegallerles and
the country, in thunder tones, how long Mr.
Uoekhill had kept In his possession the in
formation sent to Mr. McKlnley, only a day
or two ago, that Trom GOO to 800 American
citizens were starving in Spanish towns.
This created a sensation in the galleries
It left a bnd taste or the past Administra
tion In the public mouth.
Tho morning business was dispatched
promptly. Appropriations weie made,
$30,000 for a quarantine station at Astoria;
$60,000 tor lights at Green's Ledge; $10,
000 for Peck's Ledge, and $23,000 for
Richmond College for war losses, and an
authorization was made for a bridge across
The conference report on the Indian
appropriation bill was agreed to.
The Morgan Cuban resolution was taken
up promptly at 2 p. m., the motion being
to commit it to the Committee on Forelgu
Relations. Mr. Mason, of Illinois, made
the first speech, and it undoubtedly
was as adroit as It was fiery and Im
passioned. His first shot was at the
"polite delays" of the opponents of the
resolution, which he characterized as the
successor to the old "game of filibuster."
Opposition has been made for various
pretenses and time was wasted while tho
Spaniards were devastating the island
with fire and sword, murdering men and
boys, and selling and ravishing women
and girls. It was his purpose to speak
of tho duty or the Senate as lie round it
Indicated In the Morgan resolution, the
terms of which he read substantially
The opposition, he said, delayed action
on the resolution, although the people
demanded its passage. The press an
nounced that action was to be taken, but
rilibustering had succeeded in preventing
a vote to stop Spanish atrocities, while time
was wasted talking about internatiomd
He would not speak about International
law, which was changeable and made by
force. He was here to early out the pledges
of the Republican national platform. He
would speak in advocacy of the piinclple
of liberty for the people of Cuba. Then
was no doubt that a popular majority
favored It. He would neither praise nor
criticise the President for his attitude or
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his message; for in .the recent political
struggle McKlnley was the pillar of fiie
which led the way toward a great vlctoiy
for the people. -He would Use the message
Itseir as an nigument; fpr it remained am
ple proof that the time for action had come.
It says that the people are starving in
the towns. Who forced the "ngiiculuual
clasocs" Into the town$? The insurgents?
If that is so there Is war. If they were
driven in by the Spaniards then there ought
to be war. Who drove Aniciicans to the
towns? The Spaniards. Then you ought
to be men enough to stand by your country
men in Cuba. (Applause.)
Is there needed additional proof that
Amcilcan citizens go hungry and stnived
in a laud ilowing with milk nnd hoir.'y?
And yet we are told there is no war
The number of Americans Is between
GOO and 800 In this condition How does
that happen and 'why should it be; and
wo continue to boast of the right of the
American citizen to go and be secure where
ho pleases We are in the position of saying
to the Spaniards you can sell the daughters
of tho insurgents to the lust of jour sol
diers, but when it comes to our own peo
plo, we must say, please, kind .Mr. Span
iard, let us let them come home to be
protected under our flag. And jet they
sa y there is no war in Cuba!
In the name of God, If there is no war
there, what js If We humiliate oursehts
to pay delerence to the delicacy or Span
ish diplomacy, but at any rate, theminqrity
or the Senate fays there is war and
ttie minority Is the Senate And again,
we are told we will orfend the powers!
Rererring to Mr. Wellington's oxpiesscd
admiration for Great Britain, Mr. Miuon
said that It was true we owed her some
thing, but a great part of it was settled
at Bunker Hill (applause), and recently
we paid another part In the Senate
the defeat of the arbitration treaty He
referred to the- excessive taxation in Cuba
which began from the time the Cuban
girl was born up to thd altar of marriage,
and pursued her to tht- grave. Hut the
Cubans once heard the air of "Yankee
Doodle," and the idea or liberty awoke.
No matter what the result, he predicted
that in time there would be no slavery
on the American continent Cuba shall
be free under the providence of God,
whether or not the Senate interferes.
Wc weie asked, where was ttie Cuban
government? Mr. Mason had here read a
document showing the authority of the
Cisnero government, the division of the
island into piovinces, the coining civil
elections, etc.. given in a newspaper
extract written by Mr. Karl Decker.
Mr. Wellington desired to kno.v if that
was the kind of information on wtiich thj
Senate was asked to act.
Mr. Mason said that under the circum
stances, it was proper to get what Informa
tion could be had. But. IT It was not all
true, there was enough to warrant action
and to give the belligerents tbe same
rights to buy our corn and wheat as to the
Mr. Wellington repeated that It was a
government on paper. "
"That was more than Washington had,''
retorted Mr. Mason; "btettjsr than the one
he had behind him at VnlleyForge."
Mr. Wellington replied iiiat he -did not
waut to be mis-represented nor that Amer
ican history should bp' falsified for the
sake or the Cuban belligerents.
Mr. Mason Insisted that Washington's
government was a paper government, and
that Its currency "wasn't worth a conti
nental damn." (Applause.)
Mr Hoar lerthlsseat, evidentlyto prompt
Mr. Wellington recalled the fact that
the Washington government was based on
thirteen States with equipped govern
ments. He (Wellington) could wave the
American flag as well as the Senator
from Illinois, but he thought that the de
bate should be conducted fairly. It would
be all right In due time.
"You might wait rorever," said Senator
Mr. Wellington No, I'll not have to wait
"You may dle7"
"No, I'll not die." (Laughter.)
Mr. Mason said that be was delighted
that Mr. Wellington would notdie (laughter)
and proceeded with his argument, read
ing a Senate document furnished by Sena
tor Gallinger, showing the existence and
integrity of the Cuban republic.
Mr. Ma-son recurred to his statementthat
the Republican party was pledged to Cuba,
and he said that he would stand by her
as long as he was oa the pay-roll. (Laugh
ter.) Showing the general public interest m
Cuba, he read the business men's peti
tion, which he asked should be spread on
Mr. Mason again went at Mr. Welling
ton by showing that COlumbus wa; shame
fully treated by the Spanish government,
was imprisoned, and that lie wasn't even
buried on Spanish soil.'-'Thank God, who
doeth all things well."
Replying to the charge of jingoism, he
said that Tn trick Henry was a jingo, a
was every man in all time who fought
against dishonor a nddisgrace. He wouldn't
let trade considerations enter Into the
transaction. He did not want Cuba alone,
but he wanted the Cubans. He wanted to
give the Cuban republic an equal chance
with all other nations. We are paying
taxes even now to stop filibustering; we
are being taxed now to keep Cubans from
going home to fight for their country, and
"this Is America! This Is the American
Senator- We hesitate because of the
barnacle of international law! All this
Mr. Mason said with keen sarcasm and
eloquent, scirn. ,
He took up the statements attributed to
Assistant Secretary of State Rockhill, giv
ing him credit for his- denial. Let Mr
Rockhill give answer to tbe question of
the people of the United States: Where
did you gettnatirirormntlorras t hundreds
of Americans starving In Cuba? Was it
last month, or last week? Isn't It fair
to assume that he has had the information
for some time andonly seutit to the Presi
dent on Saturday?
Mr. Mason returned to the charge again
against "Mr. Wellington and his criticism
of the press. All newspaper accounts, he
said, were not fictions. Correspondent
Crosby, of Chicago, was not a romancer;
ho answered to bis profession with bis life
He was on the field of battle, and stood
where the fight was hot,. Press reports
may be conflicting and exaggerated, but
eighteen months of uncontradicted state
ments ought to be believed. He here in
cidentally paid a tribut j to the hard worked
newspaper men, "at $-10 a week," who
had to llstjir to Senatorial speeches.
He then discussed the assumption that
we might have- to fearEurorcan powers
No power, he maintained, would dare to
invade this soil, even if we had no fleet.
He here read the Republican national
platrorm plank on, Cut a, and emphasised
the clause that "Srain had lost control
of Cuba." Andaftr this declaration comes
the message. Whatdid the plat rorm mean?
Wbatitsald? Or was it to get votes? (This
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The Administration Intends to
Stop tho War in Cuba.
SENATORS FORCE THE ISSUE
.New York Commercial Sentiment
A1m Shifting in Favor of the Tu
htirKcnts -Hint of. Side-TracUingr
the Tariff Hill if SlorgiinVt Hcm,
lutiou FuilK to Ileueh if Vote.
There is good reason to believe that the
Administration is considering a plan for
intervening to stop the war In Cuba. The
best indication of this is the change of
.sentiment in New York city. Whether
such chunge is due to a desire to bring
about a stoppage of the rebellion, or to
Increase the value of the Cuban bontla,
which aie said to have been sold in large
blocks In that city to men who are not
accustomed to taking chances in which
there is much risk, is a matter that does
not affect the main question.
Anything that will lead to the desired
result will be gladly received by the Amer
ican people. Senators In touch with the
President are assuring their colli agues
that Mr McKlnley is on the right track
and will in due time take such steps- as
will effectually end the struggle These
men are zealous In the cause themselves
and would not be misled by representations
in width they did not see some hope cf
Meanwhile the debate In the Senate
continues. Yesterday was a field day,
and Senator .Mason handled the subject
from the standpoint or the Cuban sympa
thizer in a way that brought down the
galleries every two or three minutes. Mr
Mason is a picturesque spelccr and calls
a spade a spade- His speech was a bitter
arraignment or the do-nothing policy that
lias so long prevailed and a severe denunci
ation or tlie .conduct or Spain, with inci
dental lererences of a biting character to
the men lu the Senate, who have continued,
in season and out of season, to champion
the cause of the decayed Spanish monarchy
and Its brutal rule in Cuba Mr Mason has
transferred to the Senate some of the
eloquence that occasionally finds vent In
the House His plain, bluut way or talk
ing was not relished by some of the older
Senators, and after he had concluded .Mr.
Hoar, of ancient and honorable faiU'
took the occasion to scold a trifle and read
the Senate a lecture on the dignity or that
But Mr. Hoar's lectures, Mr Halo's fili
bustering, nor Mr Wellington's effusions
cannot stop the tide that will loll onward
until it enguirs every Spaniard in Cuba.
-The Senate is fxTdeep earnest on this mat
ter and will not be turned aside from tbe
course it bas marked out.
There was considerable feeling mani
fested yesterday. Republicans only par
ticipated in the running discussion Hiat
followed Mr. Mason's speech There was
enough said and done to indicate that a
few men, at least, were determined that
something more than talk should result.
During one of those brief little speeches
which Senator Gallinger has injected into
this debate from time to time he made the
significant statement that It was i ossible
the tariff might be sldetracKed if the -vote
was not reached on Mr. Morgan's resolu
tion. Mr Mason declared that he was
ready to vote for this resolution if it took
Of one thing there can be no doubt in
the mind or anyone who has watched the
trend or this debate, ir the Administra
tion delays the subject and seeks to put it
oft on one pretext and another it cannot
hold all of its men in line. Several gocd
Republicans believe that the Cuban ques
tion should be disponed or berore the tariff
bill is taken up, and if the -ote is post
poned by filibustering tactics beyond next
Monday it i not certain that the Repub
licans will all vote to make the tariff tbe
unfinished business of the Senate.
The Morgan resolution is the unfinished
business and cannot be displaced except, by
unanimous consent or by a direct vote
Unanimous consent cannor be had, and it is
thorght that a vote to outplace It by the
tarirr bill would be defeated for reasons
above given. The friends of the resolution
are insisting upon a vote, and the dcter
miend talk or yesterday has led such men
as Mr Hale to conclude that it would, per
haps, be better to let the vote come this
week rather than jeopardize the chances
ot taking up the tarifr till, which, by
common consent, is to be called up by Mr
Alclrich next Monday.
Senator Foraker, who was a member of
the committee on resolutions at St. Louis,
has prepared MiTV-eir for a big speech on
the subject. He is an ardent friend of
Cuba and wants to see the people or that
islaud achieve their independence. He,
like Mr. Mason, believe the Cuban plank
in the platform cf his party, means some
thing He will not speak until after the
vote has been taken on Mr. Hale's motion
to refer the resolution to the committee
If that motion prevails he will wait until
the committee reports. If that motion
fails, Mr. Foraker will then address the
Senate at length on the resolution and in
its favor. One or two otner Senators
are also prepared for the debate and will
take up the cause of Cuba on the floor
of the Senate.
In the meantime, preparations are going
on in the House for the struggle that will
ensue Thursday when that body meet-,
again. Gen. Grosvenor, chairman of the
Republican caucus, has notified all ab
sentees that they miiat be on hand to
support the majority or the Committee
on Rules which will bring in a rule giv
ing the resolution for a reliel appropria
tion tbe right or way. Mr. Bailey's patri
otic endeavor is to be rrustrated, ir that be
Mr. Bailey bas laid bis plans well and
seems to cc forttricu rrom a parliamentary
standpoint, but it is easily couccii able that,
Speaker Ree 1 will ride down all rules 'r
be sets about it to defeat an expression or
tbe Houscon this subject Itis Mr. Bailey's
intention, as has been hetetororc announced
in The Times, to biingia u minority report
from the Commi.tcc on Rules- which will
provi le that, after ttie reller resolution
ha" 'jeen considered, the House hall at
once proceed to the consideration or a
resolution granting belligerent rights to
the insurgents. It is pesslMe that Mr
Pailey may be cut off by ordering the
previous question, but Mr Bailey very
umch-doubts if Mr. Reed willgo'tofuichnn
extv-.it in his efrort.s to gag the House qn I
stifle vx- aunears to be the ardent desire
of the majority.
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be made, however, to avoid beiug put to
this test by foicing the party, as a rut-J.
to meet the issue on a pailiamentary ques
Should the Speaker arbitrarily rule so
that Mr. Bailey Is cut off from every op
portunity to bring the question before the
House it Avouid be well lor the Republicans
to have tblr own quorum present, for it
is understood thatan craof filibustering will
be commenced, 'l he wnole situation piout
ises to develop into an interesting struggle
tbur will bceoiiicmcmoiable.
Never yet, In the history of this Govern
ment, have men been compelled to go to
such lengths to secure an expression favor
able to the enfranchisement of their fellow
beings. It Is almost incredible that the
Republican party, through the powerful
machinery of the House, should thus stirie
a movement intended to aid in bringing
about the liberty ami happiness of almost
two milll.insof people.
Mr. Bailej' said yesterday that he be
lieved lie had his forces well la hand. He
has studied out the situation and will
force the fightingat the start Thestlrring
scenes of yesterday in the Senate give every
promise of being eclipsed in the House tomorrow.
CALJIOUN'S CUUA.V Wlil'OHT.
His I.ctters to the President Un
official in diameter.
There have been several semi-official
denialG ot the published report that Spe
cial Commissioner Calhoun lias made a re
port to the State Department One whose
authority is unquestionable lias this, ex
planation to make: "Mr. Calhoun was a
special commissioner, and for the Stite De
partment officially he went to t'ulxi to
take part In the investigation or the Ruiz
case There could have been no time for
Mr. Calhoun to make any such Investigation
in this c.tie as would render a lerort nec
essary. Therefore, it may be safely said
that in his official capacity Mr Calhoun
has made no report As a private friend
of Mr. Pay or of Mi. McKlnley, however,
it is my opinion that he has written or the
condition of Cuba. I do not believe Hint
Mr. McKlnley would have sent any -liessage
to Congress, no matter how great the de
mand for it, witlout having received some
word from tbe gentleman wifo went there
expressly to find out the condition of
TH12 HOXni'IlAS KKVOI.TTION.
The I-cader of the Revolt Will I'roh
New Orleans, May IS. The steamer
Stillwater arrived from Puerto Cortez,
Honduras today. She found the gov
ernment troops In complete control of
the port, having Taken it without any ser
ous fight, the report from Tegucigalpa
of a big battle there, being false.
Gen Drumuiond, the Englishman who
commanded the revolutionary army, was
captured t-y the government troops, but the
other revolutionist officers, escaped and the
men deserted Gen. Drummond lighted a
cannon with a cigar, it exploded, blowing
out one of his eyes and seriously injuring
the other He was In a critical condition
when captured, and is in prison, and Ic is
thought will die from his wound.
AM3IUNITIOX FOR CUBANS.
Successful Landing: of an Expedi
tion on the Island.
Richmond, Ya., May 18. Four tons or
arms and ammunition and a cargo or dyna
mite were probably disembarked yesterday
on the coast or Cuba by eitner the steam
tug Alexander Jones and the pilot boat
John D. Long, or the rdibus'.er to whom
the Jones and Long transrerred their
CUAHG1SD WITH WITCHCRAFT.
The Strnnjre Accusation 3Inlo by a
Hagerstown, Mil., May IS. Iaae Simon,
a Russian merchant, has applied to Mayor
Keedy for protection from the alleged
witchcraft of a fellow-countryman, named
Solomon Saltzman. He says every morn
ing he finds alt on hl door and pa, e
ment and is afraid some morning lie will
not be able to open his store on account of
He is also afraid that his wife, who is
a very good-looking woman, will be spir
DISCIPLINE OF THE TROOPS.
Gen. Ordwjiy- Smiucsts, Amending
Gen Albert Ordway, commanding the
District National Guard, has wiitten the
following letter to the Commissioners iela
tive to certain amendments to be made to
the regulations pertaining to the cisdiilinc
of Ehe-locol soldier boys:
Headquarters District of Columbia Militia,
Washington, D. C, May la, lfcs97.
Sir: I have the honor to call your atten
tion to sections 43 and 49 or the act of
Congress approved March 1, 1SS9, "to
provide for the organization of the militia
of the District of Columbia," which sec
tions provide as follows:
"Section 43. 'That the National Guard
shall perform not less than six consecutive
days of camp duty in each ear, at such
times as may be ordered by the command
"Section 49. 'That all officers and em
ployes of the United States and of the
District or Columbia who are members of
the National Guard shall be entitled to
leave of absence from their respective
duties, without loss of pay or time, on all
days-of any parade or encampment ordered
or "authorized under the provisions of this
1 have the honor to inform you that un
der the provisions of this act, Congress
having made an appropriation for the pur
rose, I have ordered an encampment of the.
National Guard to tre held at Fort Wash
ington from June lo, 1S07, to June 19,
1897, l oth inclusive, and would respect
fully suggest that you direct all the bu
reaus or your dej artment to give the nec
essary leave of absence to all members of
the National Guard who are employed ill
To prevent any abuse of the intent anil
privileges of the law, I propose to give
every man who performs duty in camp
a certificate of the actual number or
days or duty so performed, and I would
suggest that no man be allowed credit
ror absence, except in accordance with
such a certificate.
1 would also call joar attention to the
ract that under the decision or the First
Comotroller, the low applies to per diem
employes as well as salaried employes,
i Verv rospectfullv. yo-ir obedient servant,
(Signed), ALBERT ORDWAY,
Brigadier General, D. C. Militia.
Ivy InRtituteBusiness College, 8th and K.
Unexcelled siinimercourp. $5:dny or night
"Flooring G, 8, 10 inches wide, S1.25
per 100 ft. Libbey &Co., 6th and N. Y. ave
New York Leaders Come Over
to See the Boss. ,
QUIGG SUCCEEDS LAUTERBACH
CoiiKie'ssiinan Made Chairman of tho
Republican County Committee.
Ua.si.s of Representation in th
Greater City Convention Dl.seitss
ed Combination ilujority Ticket.
Mr. Lemuel rii Quigg will be the new
Republican eonnty cliuirnmn of Greater
New York. This fart has been known to
Mr. Piatt, or New York, before. It was not
known to any one else positively until last
night. At, a meeting, held in Senator Platfa
room at the Arlington, tbe Senator com
municated to a r.iitnber of his lieutenants
among the New York Republican polmcian
the fact that Mr. Quigg was to be elected
to this positfoa at tomorrow night's meet
ing of tbe county committee. They im
mediately decided that each was the case.
Tomorrow night, therefore. Mr Quigg will
be electeJ by the committee.
The meeting last night Included Senator
Piatt. Mr. C. M, Hackett, chairman of tho
State committee; Mr. Frederick F Gibbs,
national committeeman of New York; i'r.
Hugh McRobert. of Richmond eoifnty; Mr.
George W. Palmer, of Kings county; Mr.
W. J. Youngs and Mr. Johnson, of Qneens
county, and .Mr. Lanterbnch, the present:
eounty chairman. A larg number of
New York Republican party leaders w tie
expected by Mr. Piatt, but for some
reason did not arrive. The representa
tion from Brooklyn was e-specially mender
and prevented any definite eonclolon3
on some of the questions that were takea
After the meeting had been In session
for an hour or so, Mr Giubs and Mr.
Lauterbach, the present county chairman,
went as a committee to Congressman
Quigg, who was conveniently not pres
ent, but who was, however, equally con
veniently to be found in the lobby or tho
Shorebani at just that time. The com
mittee first informed Mr. Quigg that Mr.
Lauterbach would reigii next Thursday
night, and then tendered to him the posi
tiouof successor. Mr. Quigg!-, said to have
at first demurred, but before the con
ference was over he had gratefully ac
cepted Congressroan Lemuel Eli Quigg has been
Senator Piatt's mot faithful heutenan
and henchman. In all matters of patron
age and appointment it has been that the
will of Mr. Piatt was the will of Mr Quigg.
This Is his reward. The chairmanship of
the county committee is an important posi
tiou, especially so since Greater New York
has become a fact. It 1- een suggested
that Mr Quigg will be the next New York
Senator, Mr. Piatt's running mate
It was intended that the tn.itu.-r of tho
basis of representation in the coming;
Greater New York convention should be dis
cussed and arranged at this meeting or the
New York Republican leaders. The mat
ter was taken up and was probably decided
or at least probably put in a way for de
cision, though the absence of the Brooklyn
delegates paused the information tr. be
given out last night that the matter v. as
not finally decided
There will undoubtedly be a combina
tion ticket in the Greater New York con
vention, and not a, straight Republican
ticket, as some of the Repult'icans Lava
wished. Mr. Piatt is in favor of a union
of all elements opposed to Tammany Hall,
tbeticket to be named by him amlimlorsoV
by the other factions.
THE ELECTION BILL.
Democrats Beat Fiisfonists in tho
Frankrort. Ky., May IS. The State
senate adjourned at 710 o'clock tonight
arter an exciting scene and against tho
loud protects or the gold Democrats and
By this action it placed beyond possi
bility the passage or the Stephenson
fusion bill, by which the Republicans
and gold Democrats hoped to carry th
State in the coming election
WILDE TAKEN" TO DAK-OWAi.
He Will lie Relea.sed from PriMjn
London, May 18 Oscai Wilde was se
cretly removed from the Reading jail to
night and taken to Hollowny prison, from
which he will be released tomorrow morn
ing. He traveled from one Jail to the other in
the clothes he wore when he was sen
tenced. AFTER THE TRAIN ROBHERS.
They Are ZMnkiujr Their Way Rap
idly Toward Mexico.
San Antonio, May 18. A company cf
Texas rangers and posae ot deputy shentra
are still in pursuit or the Soutu-ni Pacifio
traia robbr-rs and are trailing Uiem toward
Tne Wells-Fargo Express Company nill
make no statement of their lo-ss, but it bj
believed to be very heavy.
nnnter to Go to Pern.
Louisville, Ky., May IS. It is an
nounced by Dr. Jamc, who is a close
friend of Dr. Hunter, and who has Just
been assured of the appointment as United
States marshal, that Dr. Hunter will be
named as miui&ter to Peru in a few cays.
This Is the post agreed ipon ror the
defeated Kentucky Senatorial candidtite-
Acquire Lxtenlve Coal Fields.
Hermosillo, Mex , May 13 The exten
sive San Marclal coal fields in this Statu
have been purchased by the Souther?
Pacific Railroad Company.
The Mayflower Lnj;
Boston, May 18. Ex-Aiubador Bay
ard will hand the Bradford manuscript to
Governor Wolcott hi the representative
chninber of the State House, next Wednes-
day, May 2G.
New Women Wanted.
Topeka, Kans.. May 18. -Theocliool board
at Concordia, Kans.Js advertising for younjr
women teachers who will agree not to
marry Four young women recently em
ployed Tor the next term, have married
and thetwoiemalnlng have announced th-ile
Nice White Pire, dressed, 2 cent
afoot Libbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
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