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VOL. XX.— NO. 66.
THr^ ST. PflrUL GLOB^.
SIXDAY, MARCH 7, 1807.
V. t-ather for Today—
Snowy and Warmer.
Gambling- All Over St. Pa 1.
Urrrk-AinerlcanM Called Ont.
Storm Continue)* in Xorthvrest.
U<l.n hli<:i i.s Can't Control Senate.
AVliiteman Aunin In Trouble.
Verrlll anil Son la r Cases.
Action A^iiin>t Germnnla.
Sims Brutal Act.
Report of School for Defectives.
Parents to Aid Teachers.
Snit for a German ia Deposit.
News of the < ouitn.
Social Purity Orators Coining.
Chief Jackson to He H on nnoin led.
Donin Snubs Colored Voters.
Mclvinley SninnioiiH Conj^resa.
HeKlMlcr'a Day in the White House.
« ;i i.liki .Membcra Take Oath.
KnJxer'N Statements Questioned.
John Hull \\ :n:ts \o War.
l.iiUc and Rail Rates fotr Jobbers.
PAGE 7. ,
Strong: Case Auniust Drew.
In Musical Circles.
Hoosler Girls and Matrimony.
AVestern League Meeting- Tomorrow,
Siioit aud Slush at Carson.
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Conditions Critical in Spain.
PAGE 11. :
Device for Raising? Wrecks.
Rooks of the Hour.
The Vicar's Daughter, (Story).
Forgotten American Empire.
St. Paul Social Events.
History of the Rocky Mountains.
Amonis the Orders.
Bicycling in Africa.
Fashions of Sew York.
Preparing for Early Ulossoms.
Seven Cabinet Ladies. „
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Onr Diplomats Abroad.
In Uilkm'n Realm.
Bar Sliver, «3 7-Hv.
<'ash AVheat In Chicago, 75c.
Want* of the People.
KeMtau Concert. S.
Grand— Murray and MncS, 8.15.
MOVEMENTS OK STEAMSHIPS.
NKVV YORK Arrived: Ethiopia, Glasgow:
Lumen, Shields. Sailed: rhristiania, Stet- |
LONDON Sailed: St. Hubert, Philadelphia.
GIBRALTAR- Sailed: ISayonne, Savona, for
BALTIMORE— SaiIed: Ohio, Rotterdam.
BOSTON— Sailed: Catalonia, Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Bovic, New York;
Lucania, New York.
.MARSEILLES — Arrived: Karamanla, New
ROTTERDAM— Arrived: Cedar Branch,
I'hiladelphia; Zanzibar, Baltimore.
Greece has pluck to burn in gun
Columbus is without gas. And the
legislature is in session, too.
Hotel bills are going up much faster
than the mercury at Washington.
Mr. Thurber also retires from the
"White house with a clean record.
Amos Rusie should bestir himself and
get out of the courts before the end of
Stewart L. Wood ford doesn't appear
to be much better oft' than George
It would be funny if the first real
estate boom of 1897 should start at
Princeton, N. J.
It takes a rogue to catch a rogue.
Who knows but Hanna and Platt will
be watching each other?
Having called Gen. Lee a rebel and
■ trifler with the truth. Gen. Weyler
is very anxious to leave Cuba.
Letters intended for anybody in San
Francisco between March 15 and 20
ehould lie addreoaci to Carson, Nev.
Sir. McKlnley will have to decide
Tvithin a month whether he or Tom
Pkut is president of the United States.
There is a slight abuse of the civil
■ervice law In Chicago. A man who
wanted to be a policeman got a young
man to pass an examination for him,
and then went around and secured the
Job thus made easy for him to get.
There ought to be a big revival or
two In M< xico. A Durango dispatch
.says: '"Pile bull fights yesterday were
the most horrible in the number of
fatalities ever known in Mexico an<*
made the large crowd of spectators go
wild with delight."
Here is a new point for the United
States senate. Gov. Lord, of Oregon,
is going to appoint a senator. He do?s
tnis because the legislature of that
state failed to organize and become a
competent body to elect a senator, and
not because a duly organized legisla
ture failed to choose a senator.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
(jAMBLING ALL OVER TOWN
There Is No Need of Going to Fort Snelling to
Make a Raid.
STUD AND DRAW POKER AND CRAP GAMES
The "Club" That Is Holding Forth at the Mer
chants Hotel Has the Call— There
If Mayor Doran, his sturdy chief of
police and his Argus-eyed detectives
were really in earnest about stopping
the gambling in St. Paul, it was not
at all necessary for them to have gone
six miles to pounce upon a score or
more of Uncle Sam's soldiers, who are
accused of having been engaged in
blowing in their modest salaries
against the festive tiger, and incident
ally against the man who played host,
kept them in refreshment and fur
nished the paraphernalia. This so
called "club" at the Fort Snelling
bridge has been running for months,
and, except for the soldiers' losses, no
attention was paid to it. The mayor
and his able and trusted allies could
have found gambling with much less
trouble and loss of time. For it's go
ing on all over town, and everybody
is aware of the fact. The detectives
might have gone to
The Merchants hotel, or
A block on Wabasha street, near
A building on West Seventh street,
near St. Peter, or
The rear of a cigar store on East
Third street, or
An alleged club at 382 Robert street,
A second alleged club at 371 Jackson
Several other places where, with no
particular attempt at secrecy, gam- '
bling is carried on to different
lengths and to suit the tastes of the
neighborhood or the notions of the pat
rons. None of them have yet become
bold enough to deal faro, but stud
poker and draw, and even craps,
where they are needed, are being play
The man sitting in the quiet lobby of
the Merchants hotel last night would
imagine that the newcomer was a
traveler or a belated legislator, but he
Isn't. He Is going to while away a few
hours and perhaps other things dally
ing with the festive kitty and the
pasteboards. He takes the elevator —
or he may walk, for it is on the parlor
floor — to room 154, where he will find
perhaps a score of men sitting about
tables covered with white crash on
which are stacked chips and coin, in
tent on the fascinating poker game.
There is no bed in the room, although
it is a bed room.
There is a wood stove, and two bu
reaus, in which are kept cards, chips
and such little courtesies which it is
expected the dealer occasionally ex
tends to his patrons. This is called a
club, though Just what the name of the
club is does not appear.
The door stands wide open. Across
th^ opening is a screen which hides the
players from view of the guests of th?
house who may pass. Along two sides
of the room, which is not large are
strung- a line of hooks for overcoats
and hats. These are all full. Pinned
upon one wall are perhaps a dozen bad
ly executed unframed crayon pictures.
There is no sound in the room, save ths
(lick of the chips. No one is talking.
They are playing poker. Plain poker
table stakes at pome tables, 25-cent
ante at others— dollar limit.
They will tell you if you ask that the
club is a private one. but when a man
loses what money he has with him and
pulls out of the same, a man who
hauls out four twenty-dollar bills and
ask.s to be allowed "to sit in" is not in
terfered with, although no one in the
room has ever Been him before. On its
face either it in not a club and the
game is being run under this guise for
a blind, or If it is a club, gome of the
members take long chances in dealing
I hands to i<>lal strangers. Directly
across the hall, in Room 159, is a long
table upon which Is spread a quantity
of food, including meats, vegetables,
pickles, olives, etc, presumably for the
convenience of the "members" who skip
I their meals, and only have time for a
, bite when trying to get back their
j money. A door or two away is a sec
| ond card room (161), where iasi night a
i modest poker game was going on with
I perhaps eight men in. It was, as the
I other, for ta.ble stakes, and although
you bought your chips, you were allow
j ed to play your money when they were
The layout is said to belong to an ex
raihvad man. His brother looks nvre
the sport and is credited with con
ducting the joint for his brother. The
; game which begins late in the
afternoon or early in the evening.
as the case may require, lasts usually
. until the vvei* sma' hours in the mom
| Ing, and goeaip s=aya there is never a
! lack of "members" en hand.
There is no secrecy about the place.
Even the elevator boys know what is
going on and would probably tell
Mayor Doran or Chief Goss if they
! were asked. That there is no member
ship line drawn is best proven by the
fact that a night or two ago a report
er for the G1 o b c sauntered into the
place, and beyond a slight glance from
the players his entrance was allowed
to pass unnoticed, and ho was later al
lowed to sit in the game. He knew no
body at the table. There is — it must be
admitted — no faro or roulette or even
stud poker played in the place, but a
man may go in and lose his money ju?t
the same for all that, and it is a sare
; bet that the men in eliitrge are not
j managing the place for the fun of the
thing, nor because they wisii to keep
''he Merchants' hotel goincr.
Not long ago a reporter for the
i Globe dropped into the Third street
cigar store. He heard voices in the
"That's good!" said one.
"I'll raise you five," said another.
"It's your ante," and similar expres
sions. The reporter leaned confiden
tially over the counter, and said to the
"Can I get in this?"
The clerk smiled and said:
"Well, 1 don't know. You see T ain I
allowed in there myself very much, but
I'll speak to the proprietor."
He started to the door, but was met
by the proprietor himself, who entered
the room In company with a young
rran of flashy attire. The two seated
themselves at a desk, and the young
man wrote out a check which the pro
-1 rrietor cashed. Presently the clerk re
turned and said he guessed the tables
were full already.
"What's the game?" inquired the re
"Just plain poker/" returned the
; clerk. "There is a little club of them
j Just then seven more members of the
SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 7, 1897.
"little club" came in from the street
and walked into the inner room. When
the door opened through the cigar
smoke could be seen the silent players,
the interested spectators.
About the games run in the Robert
and Jackson street clubs the following
Tlie Forty-Day Lenten Hnndicap-Tnn He Catch Her?
REPUBLICAN SENATORS STUMPED.
Impossible for Them to Reorganize the Senate ComtTnt*
tees on a Purely Partisan Basis.
WASHINGTON, March 6.— A caucus
of Republican senators was held today
to consider the reorganization of the
senate and to name a committee to
consider the situation and report a plan
whereby the Republicans could secure
control of the important committees
of the body. Senator Allison was elect
ed chairman of the caucus to succeed
Mr. Sherman, on motion of Senator
Hoar, and Senator Wilson was re-elect
ed secretary. The discussion turned
upon the character of the committee to
be appointed. Senator Cullom moved
that the usual committee on commit
tees should be appointed, but after the
debate had progressed some time modi
fied his motion so as to. make it a com
mittee on the situation, to consult with
other elements in the senate and to
continue only during the present emer
gency. The motion as modified was
There were numerous short speeches
by the older senators. The general
drift of the sentiment was against any
effort to fill the vacancies by *the im
mediate appointment of Republicans.
Senator Proctor suggested that a Re
publican majority could be secured by
postponing the filling of the committees
until action could be secured in Oregon
and Kentucky. Senator Aldrtch stated
that in all probability the governor of
Oregon would appoint a senator from
that state. The decision of the senate
in the Mantle case was referred to as
standing in the way of an appointee be
ing seated from either Kentucky or
Senators Davis, Hoar and Wolcott
called attention to the Importance of
filling the committees over which they
preside, viz: Foreign relations, judi
ciary and poetofficeo, at as early a day
as practicable. These are important
committees and all of them were
seriously affected by recent retire
ments from the senate.
There wa#s only individual reference
to other questions in_Jhe caucus. Sen-
SOLONS RRE SNOW-BOUND.
Storm Prevents South Dakota Legislators From Leavn
ing Pierre— Trains Blockaded.
Special to the Glote.
PIERRE, S. D., March 6.— Business
at the state house today was practi
cally at a standstill at an early hour
this morning. All resting up lrom
last night. About the only matter of
interest today is the question of appro
priations, which some estimates place
as high as $1,000,000. and the final foot
ings of the general appropriation and
special bills will take it very near that
figure. The total general appropriation
is practically £860,000, while the special
appropriations will carry it beyond the
$900,000 mark, but just how far is not
yet known. The general appropriation
carries about $100,000 more than did the
bill at the '95 session, notwithstanding
the party in power was pledged to re
trenchment. The members are all anx-
letter, received a little while ago,
speaks for itself:
To the St. Paul Gl^be: I desire to call the
attention of the police, through your paper,
to the abuse of club privileges (which I
think they are not entirely ignorant of) by
the Columbia Social club, at 382 Robert
street .and the Young Men's Social club at
371 Jackson street. I will Bay that from the
beginning those club charters were taken for
the purpose of evading the; penalty of run
ning gambling behind doors and selling bad
liquors without a license. While there was
a saloon here, where its patrons were colored,
the clubs, whose members are all colored,
had to be a little cautious, for the saloon
people would be Jealous of th« trade taken
away from them, and the so-called club of
ficials had to run their place under the guise
of a chartered club as much as tear dictated.
Since the Ealoon closed these two clubs have
become places of crap games and open gam
bling, and all that goes to demoralize a peo
ple. It appears that the saloon was the only
thißjj they had to watch. From the appear
ance of the wa,' the clubs are run it seems
that they have the police jConlsent. A little
investigation by the police will prove all said
here. I wish to see something done to stop
this business in these so-called club rooms.
A certain colored man'uSd a report
er yesterday that he had complained
to Mayor Doran within two weeks
about these two places and the mayor
gave him no sati&faictlon- "After
wards," said the man, "I was in front
of one of those places and said to tihe
officer on the beat who came up, 'do
you know they are gambling up
"What's that your business, " said the
ator Chandler stated it to be
his belief that there' would be
no serious objection from any
source to the Republicans parsing a
tariff bill, whatever the complexion of
the committees, -apd others concurred
in this view. Senator Platt, of New
York, was the only new Republican
senator absent, but none of the new
| men. volunteered any suggestions. The
| caucus adjourned _to meet again Mon
day, when Senator Allison will an
nounce his committee.
It was pretty generally understood
that it would be impossible for the
Republicans to reorganize the senate
committees on a Republican basis and
that the silver Republicans and Popu
lists, who have committee plans of im
j icrtance could noV be ! disturbed under
present conditions. Of course, the
greatest difficulty . this phase of the
situation presents is "that of filling the
vacancies on the ftnence committee,
from which a tariff bill must be re
ported. At present tijere are two va
cancies, one on the DemiJcfßtk: and the
other on the RepuWli-ean side.
The two large parlies are equally
divided, with Jones^ at Nevada, the sil
ver Republican, holding the balance
of power. The Repu.bltea.ns, by tilling
one vacancy and giving th/e other to
the Democrats, wtll have no assurance
of securing a repdrt on tlw tariff bill.
To claim both vacancies aand place Mr.
Jonts with the minority members
would cause greet opposition am^np
the Democrats. To arrange these dif
ficulties, if possible, is what the ad-
committee is expected to do.
It was also recognized in caucus that
si.eh men as Teller and Pettigrew could
not be removed from their chairman
ships and places on the appropriations
committee any more thafri could Mr.
Jones, without solidfying the opposi
tion of the three parties vhich can by
combination organize the senate. For
this reason the advocacy of reorganiza
j lion on wholly Republican lines was
abandoned almost as soon as broached.
The general desire seemed to be to se
cure such an organization as would re
sult in continuing the committees In
charge of Republicans with such aa
; Fistanoe as could be secured from other
1 ious to get away, but the severe
: snow storm of today held up all trains,
| and they will have to wait for tomor
SpeHal to the Globe.
HURON, S. D.. March 6.— Falling
snow all day prevented the raising of
the blockade on the C. & V. W. lines
in this portion of tWe state. It was
1-2 degrees below zerq here this morn-
Ing. The legislature it Pierre has ad
journed, and the meAtoers are clamor
ing to go home, but the railroad com
panies are powerless to often the Tines
while the snow falls ik4d wind blows.
The snow has drifted |>ver £he track
between here and Pierre twelve to fif
teen feet deep and in stretches of two
miles in length. Everything has been
tied up since Wednesday.
policeman to me. "You move on or
you'll get in trouble." So it seems to
me that the police have orders to let
The game on Seventh street is the
closest proposition. It la reported that
only those who have keys can get in
there and that the keys are limited.
Nothing but poker Is played.
The raiding of the alleged gambling
house at the Snelling bridge was ap
parently only a bluff. Mayor Doran
has been informed by letter and person
ally that gambling was going on and
the impression abroad is that he has,
in the language of the sport, decided
"to stand for it."
Patent* to Northwestern Inventor*.
WASHINGTON, March 6.— List of patents
issued this week to Northwestern inventors,
reported by T. D. Merwin, patent lawyer, 910,
911 and 912 Pioneer Press building. St. PauT,
Minn., and Washington. D. C. : John O. An
derson, Lead, S. D., ore separator and con
centrator; Lawrence D. Gernhart, Fairmount,
flsh holder; Marshall B. Lloyd, Minneapolis,
bicye'e pump; Howard W. Meyers. St. Paul,
bicycle locker; Nils Nilson, Minneapolis,
steam trap; Samuel R. Rogers, Bijou HlUe,
S. D., grain thresher and separator; Jorgen
Simmons, Appleton, feed product; William J.
Stewart, Minneapolis, brush motion for gyra
tory sieves, Joseph T. Thompson, Hatton. N.
D., spark arrester; Henry F. Walton, Flan
dreau, S. D., egg tester; George Wilson, Ma
delia, connection for cranks.
fILONZO J. IS IN NEW TROUBLE.
Whiteman Under Rrrest in Neai York on a Charge of
NEW YORK, March 6,-Alonzo J.
Whiteman, thirty-six years old, was
arrested in this city today. He is
charged with grand larceny in the first
degree, it being alleged that he de
frauded the Columbian bank by means
of a bogus draft. Whiteman had been
in trouble several times. He was once
a state senator in Minnesota. He has
alßo held several political offices in that
state. At one time he was considered
one bf the wealthiest men In Duluth.
The specific complaint against White
men is that on Feb. 20 last he depos
ited in the Columbian bank a draft
on the National City bank, of Brook
lyn, which came back dishonored.
Whiteman's picture was found in the
rogues' gallery and was identified by
Mr. Griffiths. Whiteman was commit
ted to the Tombs for trial.
In 1895 Whiteman was taken from
New York to California on a similar
charge. There he was convicted and
sentenced to prison for nine years. The
case was postponed, and after White
man had spent ten months in prison
the supreme court liberated him by
revising the judgment of the lower
court. When he got out he wrote a
pamphlet in which he reviewed the
case and laid all of his troubles to his
relatives, who he claimed were syste
matically purusuing him.
In 1894 he was arrested by the De
troit police, but the governor of New
York would not honor the extradition
papers. There were also two indict
ments in the court of general sessions
against Whiteman for swindling, but
they were dismissed.
Chicago, March 6.— Alonzo J. White
man, an alleged swindler and forger,
who, it is said, has operated success
fully in Chicago and other large Amer
ican cities, was captured in New York
this morning by detectives after a
pursuit extending over much territory.
ALEXANDER SKOIZES, ORKCIW MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
"Xever! Never! Xeverl"
The Greek minister of foreign affairs told rue an hour ago that he had replied to all
demands for the withdrawal of the Ore^k army and squadron from Crete: "Never! Never!
Never!" That will be the reply oX King George.— James Creelm&n's Athena Cable.
NEEDS OF GREECE EXTREME
Reserves in the United States Urged to Give
Aid to Their Native Land.
FEVERISH ACTIVITY MARKS THE STATUS.
King George Shows No Disposition to Accept the
Decree of the Powers of
WASHINGTON, March 6.— His ex
cellency, Alexander G. Skouzez, min
ister of foreign affairs to King George,
cabled today to the acting Grecian min
ister instructing him to call out the
numbers of the Grecian reserve forces
who are in the United States, and to
urge them by every means in his pow
er to go to the assistance of their na
D. N. Boatssi, the acting minister,
who is also consul general of Greece,
in New York, in an Interview with the
Associated Press, said that the cable
gram was of a most alarming nature,
and indicated that war was imminent.
"It is very serious," added Mr. Boatssi;
"1 am instructed to even call out the
reserves that belong to the class as far
back as 1866, and so, it is evident that
King George sorely needs the support
of every able-bodied Greek in this
struggle. In this country there are
about 20,000 Greeks. Of these probably
about 5,000 belong to the army reserve.
"Through the Associated Press, in the
name of King George, I wish to offi
cially notify all the reserves of the
Grecian army who are in this country
that their fatherland calls them back
to its ranks. And to all Greeks, wheth
er they have fought in by-gone days
or whether have not — I say in the
name o>f my king, your country needs
SALONIKA, March 6.— Feverish ac
tivity prevails here in the military
reservations. Four extra battalions of
redifs have gone to Caterina. Edhem
Pasha, who is to command the Turkish
troops in Macedonia, has arrived here,
and will proceed immediately to Eia&
sona. Sixty battalions of infantry and
fifteen battalions of artillery and four
The arrest was made a* the Instance
of the American Bankers' association
on a warrant charging Whiteman with
having passed a forged check for $580
on the Columbian bank, of New York,
on Feb. 23, giving his name as J. H.
('Ht'Rt'H ASD STATE.
French (internment NtiNtnlited on nn
I rueiicj Vat*.
PARIS, March 6 —ln the chamber of
deputies today M. Michelin, socialist,
representing the Fourteenth division of
Paris, introduced a measure to separate
the church from the state and moved
urgency for it. The minister of Justice
opposed the urgency proposition and it
was defeated by a vote of 323 to 152.
M. Rouanet, socialist, repre&eting the
Eighteenth division of Paris, interpel
lated the government relative to the
measures propsed to prevent the waste
of public monies. He asserted that over
150 members of parliament were con
nected with various financial concerns.
The minister of justice replied that the
matter was now the subject of judicial
inquiiies. After a long and acrimonious
debate, a vote of 2'Jl to 181 expressed
confidence in the government.
HI : A V IEST O \ R BOO R I ) .
Rain Fall at \\ uxliin» (on Did (iront
WILMINGTON, 0., March 6.— The
damage consequent to the heavy rains
of yesterday is estimated at $25,000 in
this county to bridges and pikes alone,
while that to farms, live stock and per
sonal property cannot be estimated
All railroad communication has been
cut off since early yesterday morning
and will probably be for several days
But meager details can j et be obtained
A Mr. Taggart, cashier of a bank at
Wheeling, W. Va., was killed and three
others are reported fatally hurt and
rr.any more injured. It was the heavi
est rain fall ever known in this local
PIS 1 10 10.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
regiments of cavalry are now posted om
the Greek frontiers of Macedonia and
Canea, Crete. March 6.— The Greek
fleet left here this morning- for an un
ATHENS, March 6.— A dispatch from'
Canea filed at a late hour tonight
states that a mixed detachment of
troops was landed at Selino from the
warships of the powers this morning."
They set out forthwith for Candamo/
a distance of seven miles. In regard to
this force the Greek vice consul in-'
formed the admirals that the Greelc
government declined a,H responsibility.'
Enthusiasm is unabated in Athens,!
the populace continuing to favor a pol-'
icy of boldness In dealing with th©
situation. Hurried preparations for
eventualities are continued. Today in
structions were issued that the stu»
dents of the Greek military colleges ba
immediately drafted Into the army aa
officers. The retired officers, who aro
members of the executive chamber,'
have requested the government to rein
state them in the army.
Prime Minister Delyannis has issued
a circular to the municipal authoi itiea
throughout the kingdom to hasten the
collection of taxes in view of the crit
ical state of affairs. The crown princa
goes to Thessaly on Monday.
It is rumored that the wreck on th»
coast of Epirus, which was at first
thought to be a transport, turns out to
be a Turkish gunboat, carrying three
Krupp guns and supposed to be tha
It Is learned that the Turks have
fired on a Greek fishing vessel on the
coast of Epirus, killing two sailors. Th^
government has ordered a gunboat to
proceed there lmediately.
ATHENS, March o.— The ultimatum
of the 9ix powers to Greece Jnfcintingj
upon the withdrawal of the Gcfek
troops and fleet from Crete, whicth was
presented on Monday last, expires at"
4p. m. on Monday ne*t, March ». At
that hour, if Greece is still obdurate,
the ministers of the six powers will
leave this city. They are already pre
paring their embassies for departure.
No hostilities or coercive measures are
possible until Wednesday, as the for
eign admirals must first be advised of
the departure of the ministers. The
admirals are now engaged in drawing
up a general scheme of blockade.
CANEA, March 6.— The Greek consul
has returned here with the reply of Col.
\ assos, the commander of the UrePlt
army of occuj ation to the admira's. The
colonel agrees to permit the departure
ot the Mussulmans captured at Baton o
and elsewhere on the condition that
they lay down their arms and agree
not to light any further against the
Greeks during the present hostilities.
Hostilities, which were suspended
for several days, have been renewed
at Candamo, where it is authoritatively
asserted that the besieged number y.OOO.
The Turks threw up earth works Ut
enable them to withstand the fire <>f
the insurgents, but the latter rapidly
destroyed the fortifications despite the
brave defense made by the Mussui
n a :).-•. Many were killed on both sides.
The military governor of Crete, in aii
interview today, declared that the Eu
ropean troops would be sufficient to
compel Col. V assos to evacuate in rase
Greece rejected the ultimatum of tho
lowers. This statement, however, is
The ironclad Hydria. having entered
Fuday bay. the admirals aboard the
war vessels of the powen signaled liei
to have. Commodore Sacfrtouria ut
first did not comply with the demand,
but was finally obliged to yield, when
threatened with coercion. The Hydria
went to the bay of Ahnyrida, whence,
however. Commodore Sachtouris has a3
yet been unable to communicate with
Col. Vaesps, owing to unfavorable
Two Greek gunboats have returned
here with men for the gendarmerie
which disbanded some time ago. many
of its members joining the Turkish
gendarmerie unrU-r Maj. Boro.
It is reported that the Greek min
ister at Constantinople has made over
tures to the porte offering in behalf of
his government to recall Col. Vassos
and his troops frond the island (if C
on condition that th Q Turkish forces
are withdrawn first. The porte replii 1
that the powers will aeree to no condi
tions regarding the withdrawal of the
A rumor Is again current to the ef
fect that Prirso? George will be pro
posed as thp prince of Crete In the
event of the inland being converted in
to a principality.
The news of the r>rono.pal up >n the
part of the powers to grant autonomy
to the island of Crete has created a bad
impression arr"'ng the insurgents wtin
desire annexation. The Mussulmans
are al°o irritated at the concession of
The departure of the Rriti«h consul
Sir Alfred BilUotti. alone for S"li'iO. on
rxard the British battleship Rr Inf-y.
althoTisrh that ve^e! was nccompanipl
by other foreign war ships, b badly
interp-eted hv the other consuls who,
however, had orev lonely rejected a
prrnrsal to g<o there in ord>r to make
a frosh att»mr>t to save the Moslem
families, who arp \n danger nr The
Investment of that place by tbe Insur
MO\EY FOR IXDIWS.
Payment Ordered for the >!llle l.urm
WASHINGTON. March «.— Thp m»c
retary of *he interior has authoiiz-'ft
the rvavment of om«»-half of the back
annuities of the Mille T,aes band ■/
Chiopewa Indians in Minnf-->.fa. Tho
Tniians will .sre»t a fraction lws than
$30 per capita.
yatt for Gmmttm.
WASHINGTON. March (?.— Papt. Tastle, of
Bt. Paul, will not -be first assistant post
master ?eneral. The name of the gontteßiaa
who will be given this position is ex-R^T're
sentative ShallenbprKer. of Pennsylvania Tt
5s learned on good au'hority that President
McKlnley tendered Shallenberger this ilaco
today and that he accepted.