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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KY., MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 1897.
Active Hostilities on the Island
FOREIGN VESSELS TAKE A PART.
Greek Camp Shelled nnil Compelled to
Lower Their ring Fighting Has Oc
curred at Several Other Places Greece's
Policy Will Be Defensive by Land, but
tggresslve by Sea Latest War News.
Canea, Feb. 22. The foreign ad
mirals warned Colonel Vassos, the com
mander of the Greek forces on the
island of Crete, of their intention to at
tack his troops with four men-of-war
anchored off his camp, Aghioi Theo
doroi, should he attempt to advance to
the interior of the inland. The warning
seems to havo had no effect, for at 4 :80
yesterday afternoon signals were made
to her majesty's ships Dryad, Harrier
and Revenge, together with one Italian,
one German and one Russian ship to
open fire on the Cretan position, where
tho Greok flag was hoisted somo days
ago. Tho British ships fired 40 and the
foreign sliips SO shells at tho village and
ruined tho house held by the Cretans.
Tho flag was soon lowered and the or
der 'cease fire' sounded after 10 min
utes. Thereupon tho flag was rehoisted.
The rocks around were crowded with
The Turks, encouraged by tho fleets,
now opened a lively fusillade while tho
-Cretans were removing tho wounded.
Tho Cretans had not replied during the
whole performance. It was a some
what melancholy and degrading spec
tacle. Later reports aro to tho effect that the
English men-of-war opened the bom
bardment. Tho others followed. Tho
Kaiserin Augusta fired Melinite shells.
The commander of the Greek man-of-war
Hydra, cleared for action in caso
the necessity should arise. Somo shells
fell in the town of Canea raising clouds
of dust. It is rumored that several per
sons wero killed and wounded. When
firing creased tho Greek flag was still
flying over theinsurgents' camp.
An engagement has occurred just
above the village of Mournies, between
the insurgents and a Turkish band.
British torpedo boats have captured
and brought to this port the small Greek
steamer Laurium, which was carrying
victuals and tents for the insurgents.
The forts fired two rounds of blank
cartridges Sunday at tho Greek gunboat
Peneus. A Turkish frigate also dis
charged blank shots at tho Greeks. Tho
Greek gunboat Peneus quickly replied
to the blank shots fired by the Turkish
frigate. The frigate then withdrew
from tho scene of operations.
Smart firing was heard Sunday in tho
eastward. The reply of the Turks was
feeble and it was obvious that they must
abandon their positions if pressed.
Their gun practice from the redoubt on
the outer lines was ludicrous. The chief
Cretan position was a hamlet on a ridge
of hills, 4,000 yards from tho flagship.
GREAT DEMONSTRATION IN ATHENS
Union of Creto With Greece Almost Uni
Athens, Feb. 22. Over 40,000 per
sons participated in a demonstration
Sunday afternoon on University squaro
in favor of the union of Creto with
Greece. The greatest enthusiasm pro
vailed. An address was adopted, de
claring that the king and people wero
ready for any sacrifices of blood and
treasure to bring the present Cretan
polioy to successful issue. Tho crowd
then marched to the palace and a depu
tation presented tho address to tho king.
Tremendous cheering followed.
His majesty, King George, Crown
Princo Constantine, Duke of Sparta
and other members of tho royal family,
occupied places on the balcony. The
king addressed tho crowd as follows :
"You are executing the true mandate
of tho Hollenio people. I thank you for
this imposing display of your feelings.
May God proteot our beloved country
and strengthen our common efforts.
Long live the Hellenic nation."
Seven hundred Greek soldiers, with
artillery, have landed near Kissoto.
A Turkish transport, accompanied by
a British torpedo boat, is engaged in
convoying 1,500 troops from Candia to
Troops from all parts of Greece aro
hurrying to tho Turkish frontier.
The policy of Greece will bo defens
ive by land, bntaggressivo by sea.
DESCRIPTION OF A BATTLE.
IIow the Cretans Bombarded and Captured
the Fort of Voukolles.
Athens, Feb. 22. The night that
Fort Voukolies fell Colonel Vassos
learned that tho Turkish garrison from
Canea was advancing to succor tho de
feated Turks. Ho dispatched a body of
insurgents to meet them and speedily
followed himself with liis troops. In
the plain off Livadia 1,600 Turks and
2,500 Turkish Crotaus with three guns
engaged in battlo. Tho Cretan insur
gents and tho Greok troops deployed,
and after 90 minutes' fighting swopt tho
plain, forcing tho Turks to tako ref ugo
in Canea. colonel Vassos burned the
fortified barracks at Livadia and tho
Aghia blockhouse. Tho Greeks lost
four sub-lieutenants killed and 20 offi
cers and men wounded. Tho Turkish
losses aro unknown. In obedience to
tho orders of tho King of Greece, Col
onel Vassos recalled tho troops to Pla
tania. Tho Cretans suffered heavily by their
own fault. They disregarded an order
to withhold musketry flro until tho
work of tho artillory had been complet
ed. They wasted 50,000 cartridges and
lost 80 men, maintaining a furious and
foolish fire, and advancing to within
100 yards of tho redoubts, while tho
Turks fired splendidly, wasting few bul
lets. Tho Crotans were obliged to send
to Platania for more ammunition, whioh
arrived on Thursday night with four
can. The Cretans at this time sur
rounding tho fort disobeyed orders ana
dispersed in search of food, the Turks
profiting by tho position evacuated by
On Friday morning, when the guns
had been placed in position and they
were about to resume bombarding, tho
troops wero surprised to sco tho Cretans
plant a flag upon the deserted fort.
Thirty-two dead Turks wore found in
side the fortifications which wero blown
up by dynamite. The Greek troops
were all young men. Never before had
they been under fire and they displayed
coolness, courage and enthusiasm. Tho
Greeks took 10 Turkish soldiers prison
ers. RUSSIA BACKING GREECE.
Dispatches That Passed Between the Two
London, Fob. 22. A dispatch to The
Daily Mail from Berlin says: The
Queen of Greece recently sent a mess
ago to tho czar, requesting his support
for tho national cause of Greece. Tho
king also wired the czar, stating that he
would declare war on Turkey and him
Eelf lead tho army before he would
yield to European coercion. Princess
Mario of Greece also telegraphed her
fiance, Grand Duke George of Russia,
that the action of tho powers against
Gre2ce was infamous.
Another dispatch to The Daily Mail
from Berlin says : "The Norddeutscho
Allgemzcitung asserts that the Turkish
cabinet last week decided to declare
war on Greece, but tho sultan vetoed
tho decision on account of the finances
Tore Up the Letter.
Rome, Feb. 22. Tho Messagero as
serts that tho Turkish commander, Pho-
tiades Pasha, recently addressed a letter
to Colonel Vassos, commanding the
Greek troops in Crete, threatening to
lmnnson him and afterward shoot him.
and that Vassos contemptuously tore up
Constantinople, Feb. 22. A dispatch
from Janina says that the authorities
aro arming tho Mussulman population
for a descent upon the Greek frontier
Austria Alono Stands by Germany.
Berlin, Feb. 22. None of tho powers
except Austria has accepted the proposal
of Emperor William to blockade Pi
raeus. HERE IS SOMETHING STARTLING.
A T.lttle Girl MaUes Its Appearance at the
Indianapolis, Fob. 22. At 5 :80
o'clock Sunday morning a baby girl
weighing eigjt and a half pounds was
born to Mr. and Mr. Benjamin Harri
son, Dr. Henry Jameson being tho at
tending physician. Mother and child
are doing well.
Mrs. Lieutenant Parker of New York
is with her sister, Mrs. Harrison. Mr.
and Mrs. Harrison wero married in St.
Thomas church, Now York, April G,
1890. Tho ox-presidont is in his G4th
FLOOD IN KENTUCKY.
Ono Family of Three Drowned and Others
Middlesboro, Ky., Fob. 22. A most
disastrous flood has visited this valley,
flooding two-thirds of tho town. Sixty
families havo boon forced from their
homes. Cumberland avenue, tho prin
cipal street of tho city, is under water.
Most of tho stores ore flooded. Several
hundred people have to bo fed by tho
News from Tazewell states that
James Oliadwoll, wife and children
wero drowned in Powell's river. The
flood burst over tho bank and caught
thorn in their houso which was swept
At West Pinovillo tho Cumberland
rivor broke over its banks, doing im
mense damage. Fifty families wero
forced from their homes. All the mines
on the creek aro flooded.
All tho trestles and bridges on the
Middlesboro railroad aro washed away.
The bridgo on the Knoxvillo, Cum
berland Gap and Louisvillo railroad is
gone. No mail has arrived sinco Satur
day. All tho trains are waterbound.
Tho estimated loss is $75,000.
It is a poor way to support tho starv
ing thousands by charity this winter.
Tho real effort must bo, after their im
mediate necessities aro supplied, to find
work whereby they may support them
Bolves. Those labor organizations are
exactly right, therefore, that oppose tho
begging of alms for tho poor. Such beg
ging, suoh bestowal, foster pauporism
whilo they relievo it. Almsgiving is
never tho euro for poverty.
CUBAN WAR STATUS.
Actual State of Affairs From a
WEYLER CONSIDERED A FAILURE.
Spain Can Never Win and tho Insurgents
Can Maintain Themselves For an In
definite Period Annexation With tho
United States Looked Upon as tho Only
Succor Latest Cuban War News.
St. Louis, Feb. 22. Tho first of a
series of letters from Cuba by T. M.
Rogers, who was sent to tho island by
The Globe-Democrat, with special in
structions to get at tho facts of the war,
has been received. It bears Havana
date, Feb. 19.
"There is but little reliable nows in
Havana. Outside of tho soldiers on
dress parade, there is little ovideuco of
war. The local papers contain nothing
of importance. Every suspicious letter
that is sent out is inspected. No tele
graphic nows is allowed to bo forward'
ed. The newspaper correspondents, to
get anything, havo to go out into tho
field and take their chances. Tho
World correspondent went out to inter
view Gomez and find out what ho
thought of tho proposed reforms in
Cuba. Ho is now languishing in pris
on, but it is said that he is not badly
"I havo met and had a long talk with
Thomas R. Damloy, a representative of
Harper's Weekly. Ho has been arrested
a number of times and whilo in Moro
castle took views of tho prison cells with
a pocket camera.
"Thero aro some things you can now
find out hero with creator freedom than
ever, and ono is tho general sentiment
or the people. Even the Spaniards aro
disgusted with the general condition of
affairs. They look upon Captain Gen
eral Woyler as a complete failure
When they see the mountain of debt
that is being piled up that will havo to
bo met bv the Cubans or Snanish nroD-
erty holders in Cuba, they tremblo for
tho future. With devastated planta
tions and a general demoralization in
business, the future of Cuba is dark in
deed, whatever may bo the outcome
There is a marked change in tho feel
ings of tho people toward the United
"You hear no expressions of hatred
against our citizens. Even many Span
iards will now quietly tell you that tho
only solution is annexation. In that
.case they expect tho immense war debt
would bo assumed by our government,
and then Cuba would march on to pros
perity. "There is no question as to the feeling
of the native population. The advent
of tho insurgents in Havana would bo
hailed with the greatest delight. Tho
Spanish government does not trust
thum. There are comparatively few
Cubans in the Spanish army. Out of
tho 200,000 soldiers sent here from
Spain about 10,000 aro now in Havana.
A largo number of these are mero boys,
and there aro among them men on tho
shady side of life. Those hero on dress
parade present a creditablo appearance,
but those I havo seen coming in from
tho country districts show every evi
dence of having hnd a hard time.
"I had a talk with two proprietors of
plantations in the insurgent district.
Tho last battlo about Santa Clara, where
General Woyler is supposed to be in
command, took place a few days ago on
one of those plantations. The proprie
tor started out yesterday morning to see
what thero was left. Ho did not expect
to find much. This proprietor told me
that before tho advent of tho Spanish
troops ho had no trouble. But now
they havo cleaned out everything. Ho
started out, also, in tho rear of tho
Spanish army to survey tho rains and
see what can be done about putting in a
crop. He had 400 laborers employed.
"Goneral Weyler claims ho has forti
fied tho provinces immediately aboat
Havana, commencing on the west. Ho
formed a lino across the island, and
cotumonced to drive tho insurgents east
ward with all tho forces at his com
mand. But there are moro than 0,000
insurgents in this western province
now, and as the army advances east
ward tho Cubans scatter and turn up in
tho rear. They are hanging about Ha
vana now, and a small squad of soldiers
is not safe on the outskirts of the city.
Only a short timo ago a number of oiil
cers wero taken off a suburban train.
Ono of them, a Cuban, was taken out
and shot as a traitor. Tho rest wero de
prived of their arms and valuables and
allowed to go.
"Tho general opinion now is that
Spain will not bo ablo to put down tho
rebellion. In this climate tho insur
gents can maintain themselves almost
indefinitely. Sickness has set in among
tho soldiers, and a goodly number of
tho well ones are detailed to tako care
of tho sick.
"Sickness exists not only among tho
troops, but thero is a general opidemio
on tho island. A paper reported last
evening that in one of the towns in an
adjoining province thero were not
enough well people to tako caro of tho
Bick. Six thousand smallpox cases are
roportod here in Havana. To get out
of Havana now is a most difficult un
dertaking. Tho board of health of
Florida nns quarantined against Ha
vana. All Hro havo to bo vaccinated
by tho United States surgeon. Ho has
received an order to allow no one to
,leavo tho island for 12 days."
FAR FROM PACIFIED.
Many Victories For General Rivera's
Troops In Fluar del Itlo,
Jacksonville, Flo., Fob. 22, From
reports received .from Pinar dol Rio
section it is- clearly seen that Woyler's
idea of "pacification" is different from
that of Americans. A letter to Colonel
Corbo gives many details of various en
gagments iu that section recently, in
nil of which the insurgents wero suc
cessful. Near Joreta Major P. Morales had a
fight witli Sa.i Martin's troops and de
feated thorn badly after a two hours'
fight. Tho Cuban macheto charge
drove the Spanish from the fiold iu
utter route, they leaving 125 dead on
A few days after this the insurgents
decoyed the Spaniards into a trap in
Joreta tiwan aud cut their rear guard
into pjwes and routed tho squadron of
COO men, tho Spaniards losing over 200
In the wood of El Tovio was another
disaster for tho Spaniards, Colonel Lo
rento defeating Colonel Martin's detach
ment of 600 men and forcing him to re
treat to San Juan Y Martinoz with a
heavy loss, leaving his dead on tho
At Janta tho Spaniards wero driven
into the town at night, tho insurgents
firing tho huts and with cries of "Cuba
Libre," charged upon tho surprised and
bewildered Spanish as thoy emerged
from their huts. Tho Spaniards mado
a plucky fight, but tho Cubans routed
them after three hours' fighting. The
insurgents secured 200 rifles and 1,500
rounds of ammunition. Their loss was
le'8 than 80, while tho Spaniards ac
knowledged a loss of over 140.
General Rivera is tho idol of his
troops, and ho absolutely controls tho
country. When tho Spanish troops
leavo the garrisoned towns tho Cubans
harass them so badly that they aro glad
to retiro to tho protection of their in
treuchments. FOUGHT EIGHT HOURS.
Twelve Hundred Cubans Defeated Fifteen
Key West, Fla., Feb. 22. A report
has reached hero of rumors in Havana
of a big fight in Santa Clara province
last Tuesday between 1.5C0 Spaniards
and 1,200 Cubans under Gomez, which
lasted eight hours. Tho insurgents cut
down tho Spanish forces, first with ar
tillery and then with the machete. The
Spaniards fled for their lives in tho
Tho losses on both sidos were heavy,
tho Spaniards losing tho moro mon.
The Cubans captured all tho ammuni
tion stores and guns, including four
fiold pieces and quantities of small
arms. No details can be had, nor can
tho name of the Spanish general en
gaged be learned.
Consul Genoral Leo Has Ashed For War
ships to Ho Sent to Cuba.
New York, Feb. 22. A Jacksonville
dispatch to The Herald is as follows :
Consul Genoral Leo has requested in
urgent terms that the government send
warships to Cuba. The request is
mado, it is stated, becauso of tho atti
tudo of tho Spanish authorities in Cuba
in relation to the outrages upon Amer
ican citizenship in the murder of Dr.
Ricardo Ruiz in tho prison at Guaua
bacoa. It has been declared that tho hapless
American was dono to death at the or
der of the commandant of Gnauabacoa,
DEATH IN A HOTEL.
A Man Looked Up Suspicloned of Knowing
Something About It.
New York, Fob. 22. Mrs. May Skel
ton, or Sheltou, aged 48, who is said to
be tho divorced wife of a wealthy Chi
cago dealer in railway supplies, commit
ted suicide last night at the Hotel Men
lo by taking a doso of carbolic acid.
John Turner, aged 28, who is said to bo
in the grocery business in Nashville, is
a prisoner, having been arrested on
suspicion of knowiug moro than he is
willing to admit about tho woman's
According to tho clerk of tho hotel,
tho dead woman and Turner havo been
living together at tho hotel for somo
timo and havo had frequent quarrels.
Yesterday he was away until lato in
the afternoon and thoy quarreled when
ho returned. Tho woman left tho hotel,
bought th' acid and was found dying
in an unoccupied room in tho hotel
Mrs. Skolton is said to havo returned
to Chicago recoutly but came back on
Saturday to rejoin Turner. It is said
she obtained a divorce threo months
At the McKluley Home.
Canton, O., Fob. 22. Major McKin
ley did not leavo tho house yesterday.
Tho weather was too rough for a drive
or other outdoor oxorciso, oven for ono
in robust health. Governor Bradley of
Kentucky was tho only strangor to
cross tho threshold and ho spent tho
greater part of tho day at tho houso.
The newspaper correspondents stationed
here are looking for tho arrival of Col
onol Jphn J. McCook, a New York cab
inet probability, on Tuesday.
This Story Conies From Canada.
Montreal, Fob. 22. Thero has just
arrived hero from Romo a statue of St.
Patrick, the right arm of whioh is said
to contain tho real bono of tho right of
tho patron stunt of Ireland. It has been
Bont by the- order of the popo to add
eclat to tho golden jubilee of St. Pat
rick's parish here, which takes placo
Greater No-w York has 4.000.000 in
habitants and only ono bridce norosa
fiast rivor and none at all over tho Hud
Congress Will Be Active From
Nov Until Adjournment.
ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS LEFT.
Appropriation Hills Will Ho Considered
rirst an All Other Measure Must Glo
Way to Them l'o t Schemes Will Ho
Pushed If a'u Opportunity Presents It
self Program of the Weok.
Washington, Feb. 22. Congress ad
journs sine die a weok from Thursday
and the rush and jostling which marks
the closing days of a session will begin
this week. Members with pet meas
ures, tho passage of which havo moro or
less bearing on their political fortunes,
will begin their clamor for recognition,
but thoy will appeal in vain as long as
appropriation bills and conference re
ports are before the houso for action, as
these by the rules, have the right of
way. Besides tho house managers aro
anxious to put through with tho least
possible delay tho last two budgets so
that tho decks may bo cleared for tho
final struggle with tho sonato over tho
latter's amendments to tho money bills.
Speaker Reed and tho house managers
are using all their power and influence
to keep down tho appropriations to tho
lowest limit as they already promise to
exceed those of tho Fifty-first congress
and tho increases which the seuato
makes will be fought to tho bitter end.
Tho influer.ee of tins purposo to keep
down appropriations to tho minimum
was apparent Saturday when tho naval
committee, after agreeing to recom
mend an appropriation for a now battlo
ship and a training ship for the An
napolis cadets, upon consultation with
tho leaders rescinded its action and de
cided to report the bill without any rec
ommendation for an increaso of tho new
Tho general deficiency bill, which has
been under consideration for two days
in tho houso, will bo completed early in
tho week. An effort will be mado to
strike out the appropriation of $1,819,
000 for tho Southern Pacific, being tho
amount withheld by the government
pending a determination of, tho liability
of that road to the Union and Central
roads. It probably will fail, however.
The naval appropriation bill will follow.
Owing to tho controversy over tho price
to be paid for armor plate and the nu
merous accidents to the vessels of the
now navy, this bill may lead to protract
ed discussion, but if it hangs firo until
Friday it can bo put through under sus
pension of tho rules, as tho last six days
of tho session aro suspension days.
Conference reports probably will be
gin to appear with a rush before tho
middle of tho week and bo sandwiched
in at overy spare moment. It is likely
that before tho week is over tho houso
will find tho pressure for timo so great
that night sessions will bo entered upon
and tho daily sessions may also bo ex
tended at tho othi r end by fixing an
earlier hour for meeting.
Two contested election cases still ro
main undisposed of and, as theso aro
matters of the highest privilege, all else
must give way if their consideration is
insisted upon. But as both of them are
unanimous reports (thecommitteo's rec
ommendation being in favor of the sit
ting member in tho Watson-Black caso
and tho Bennoit-Boatuor caso) they
should not require much timo for dis
cussion. Tho only measure of considerable fur
ther importance which seems to havo a
chance of running tho gantlet during
tho closing days is tho sonato joint reso
lution for an international monetary
conference looking to the adoption of
international bimetallism. Tho resolu
tion has been unanimously reported to
tho houso and its friends aro very anx
ious to havo it passed. Speaker Reed is
said to bo friendly to it and a special or
der may bo brought in for its considera
tion during the week. Little time,
howovor, will be allowed to debate it, as
tho houso has no timo now to waste in
a long financial dobato over a resolution,
the purposo and scope of which aro well
But Very Llttlo Will Ho Attempted Be
yond Appropriation Legislation.
Washington, Fob. 22. It is oxpected
that very littlo will bo attompted in the
senate beyond appropriation legislation
during tho weok and it appears proba
ble that most of the timo will be given
up to tho Indian bill now in progress of
consideration and tho bill providing for
appropriations for the District of Co
lumbia, which will next bo taken up.
There aro many provisions in the un
considered portion of tho Indian bill
which will arouse dobato, and tho dis
trict bill never gets through tho sonato
without elaborate discussion of its many
By the time theso bills aro out of tho
way in tho senato tho pastofllco and
sundry civil bills will be roported. Con
sequently there is no probability of a
lack of material in the way of appropri
ation bills to proceed with.
Senator Sherman has announced his
purpose not to again bring up tho arbi
tration treaty for dobato so long as tho
appropriation bills aro pressing for con
sideration, but if thoro should bo a luE
in this work ho may ronow liis efforts to
secure ratification. Thoro is no proba
bility, however, that this result can be
Senator Hoar is waiting anxiously to
got up the bankruptcy bill. Ho Baid
that lie beliovod the senate could be
brought to pass tho bill after a fow
hours' dobato if it could bo gottoa up,