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| .-IL .-_- . a . Fl* .;.'?- ? VtfU LTleeels* 1$,35.<). NEW-YORK, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1897.-TWELVE PAGES. PRICE THREE CENTS. MASSACRE OF MOSLEMS. BLOODY WOI,K IN CRETE. TITO THOT'SAND MU-flULJ-ANi REPORT EP PLAIN AT ONE TOWN. jjj*. WQMRM ASH CH-UDftRM KILLED IXP1P CRIMINATKLY THK N'KIVS CAUSRS RXCTTB METNT IN COX?TANTIXOn.i: MOgLg-U PLYINO PROM THRU MMn ORKRKI A> 'TIVKI.Y Al Pl NV. THI CRCTAMR VJer.r.a. Feb. IS. The I'Ncre Frele Fressc" gM thal 2.000 Moslems have bsea massacpsd nt fitts, ft town In the eastern extremity of Crete. (ri all ths Mahometan residents of the place n]y .ra rr.ty-elpht escaped. The paper adds that lilt Oreek ...rees are surroundlriE cipht Moslem rinse*** "'? ?',p ,slari('. ?j-he foregoing ls officially announced In Con g^lttnople, where the int el licence has created purl*, ex a lenient. AttVrs. Feh. 1 **>.? Tt WM rumored here to* ragM ,v '" Gfeell troops had occupied the mrs ol BUIa, bul tip t.i a late hour no con srrnatir n of the rumor could he obtained. Canea, Feb 1**.?Rumors of a wholesale mas Mfre ot MUSSRlmaas at SH ia have reach-'d here, rtI-a. n* trV reports placing the ntimhi-r of killed ?t 2.1**' Whlcb Includes almost the entire Mos? lem populatl >n of the town. If is said that men. ns****. a;v' PblldfSR vere killed indiscriminately by the Christiana, it is Impossible al present t.> ftinflrin ti. reports, bul the rumors have created the ieepeal anxiety here. General H.>r. who ls ir, eammand of tbs pendarmerle at Canea, has uni two Italian officers of tbs gendarmerie to f-a bi a ptinho.it to Inquire Into tbs truth or falsity if til" reports. fbjt for! nt VouCOUllS, WbiCh is parri* -ned bv ?I Turkish tra..ps. has heen besieged f.,r several dtya bp s large force of well-armed Insurgents, yesterday ths commander of the iu*si?*_t;ina force railed Upon ths Turkish -<>imnander to surrender, and promised s,if- conduct to any of tho garrison I" Trim ,n BC to sccepl it. Thc Turks refused to turrender on any terms. Tt is said that the sar ifaaa baa provisions enough to last f>?r twenty days and a plentiful supply of ammunition. It ie reported that Grech troops started to-day ?.-: V .coulls to aid the Insurgents tn tbs capt ur? of the place. Many ;? fugees are arriving here from ail parts of tba Island. Moat ol them are Moslems who hare flea from their homea, fearing the van ?ance of the Cretan Christians or their allies. Ito r.jeik soldier)'- They all have stories to I the dangers from whl-h they have es? ta;- J, and .le. larc that the lit*, of no Moslem ls ut-- witt.. Ut the limit!* of the cities. A iar,?e number of Mussulmans arrived to-day cr, board of a Turkish transport. They affirm that the Christians have killed 100 Moslems at leraklmos and 1U0 mor.' in the villages adjacent lo that place. The c immanders Of the Rritish, French nnd Rnasisn ? aa Irena have W_ Car.ea in their _aga_fpa '. tx British commander rocs to sula. lite french commander to Heraklion, and the jsslan CQrrvrnetn&mr tn Rat Imo. Thc foreign marines who are In occupation cf this Iowa are still flying their respective llac^. hut the Grech Bag has been lowered from (reek Consulate In compliance with a notice to tho Consul by tba European < .mmand<*rs rday. The Turkish troops have oroupi-'d fortified positions around tbs town, with the .'lon of tbs European officers. The mutilated corpse of a nister of the Rus? sian V e-Consul has been found lyinp; on the posad at Kalapa. Tbe discovery of the body Ins created an Intense feeling of indignation t.monr, tne f.irelgners here. The Austrian squadron In Cretan waters has ISM reinforced, and Admiral llinke has aa .urned c minand. ORMAN? ANO AUSTRIA WITH RUSSIA RB-UR TROOP! TO CROSS RfSSlAN TERRtTORV IP THKY ARC WAXTRD. London, Feb. 1S? A dispatch from Moscow to 'The Standard" says that in certain contlnKen Cies in tiV Kast Russia will be a< lively supported by Germany and Austria. It has already been arranged, the dispatch adds, for German troops to fo south through Russian territory to co cpfrato with the forces mobilized in ths Kief. district. The German contingent would consist of two regiments of Infantry. The provisional ?late for 'he taking <>f decisive measur*s was j fix'd for February 20, but the execution of the treasures now depends upon thc settlement that to made of the Cretan queatiOR. DECLINF.P TO WITHDRAW HER FLOTILLA CREK ~. 00OLL.1 nR_"USRi TO OOMPLY WITH THK DRMAKD i>K THK OURAY POWRRA Athens, Feb Is*.? In reply to the d< mand of ti* diplomats repreeentlng th'* prent Powers ?"?rr* that thc Cre?k flotilla commanded hy R.R?S George be withdrawn from Cretan waters tt mee, li. Bkousee, Mitiist<-r <>f Foreign Af ?RR gei;t to each Minister a, note- sajrlng the *;thdrftwal of th" flotilla will be Impossible until Mt -i completely pacified, and furthermore ? ".at the 'ire..!. Government will not rescind its c'-frg to the Greek forces in ''rete to oppose ?Rlaandlm.' r.f Turkish troops upon the Island. Ill asserted her* that a Turkish forde em _'** a' Constantinople to-day and railed for -r*1'- they wll! nol be permitted to land, for jr,*ec? it firmly determined to enforce her de* ****ssring ihe torpedo fl..tilla ta prevent the r""*****-* n of Turkish reinforcements on the _"*?* ,l la said that tl.e commanders of tbs ??%_ a.-(,;a.Irons In Pr.tan waters have ln ^J*>d Colonel Vassos n .t to bombard the town Stfepa, which tx- was prejarinv. to do. they Rising that a solution of the whole question ?tvorabi, to Greece would bc soon arrived at bv I ???* Powers. J^er,on.,linr,urrorlf.,. ,)f thm r,(),vprs .n (.r,.ef.f..8 ; bj '" CnU 6ota riot *?Pl****-W t" have had tho \ "ISSL-"1 ,fff<t Uiat wasam" U-ated. and (.reece ?sang ah. a,i ft.s though she hud the fun ensent ; ?? Powers to her annexation of the Island si!_il.?e! Va*S"S ls alna,lv '"rmlnK a local ad- I ?*-*??''" '" 'h" "amP "f U'" K,nK of ?" HH" i ? Hs ls makltiK preparatliins for the hold- i W.?Unir"'al ?*****> ?*-?? ha will Install I ?*ta___i, a" 'he tOW"' aml ??NRR t^*' an, not I h, hy ,htl 'OPOSi of the taralga Rowers imSZ ,l;" *"** Nlefcolaa. ih,- third son of ^toliZ*,' I!?' n0t K" W"h ,he ,ro?f)" to ^e B aaa? ?"m'"r M il was 8aid *?*"** 'hat ' |Cr^uid. bul that he wm Joln lhe force> in j r**?i*d'ult'** conbu:at<,? ?n the Island have ! SS, th,? ?' U betn* con?,(*ercd by the | th*lf Hutu! I " ete iU n?W ?r^k territory, It lT V* *nd,,d ' ""*' l?a h'm ,0'nlKhl <hat the ?reek wor ' k? QrlaT"' V Wk" POnv''>>nK provlalona to **? oeMaeleTem* COmm*n**?n? the Greek mlll ro-*cea rn orate, has estebllshed hsa-auar tors at Oonla. and is makin-- preparations to attack thc town of Molino. Georg-I Berovlteh Pacha, late Christian C.ov rrna.r of Crete, who roglKned his office and loft Canna on February ll. has arrived at Corfu, where he hay. been Interviewed by representa? tives of the press. In describing; the situation from his point of view, the ex-Governor says thnt from the moment of the raisins; pf tho Greek flaR In Crete it be-ame plain that the only solution of the difficulties pteeaUlBg in th island was it- union with Greece. In his opin? ion, any other course will result in a bloody catastrophe. London. Feb. IS?Tho Athens correspondent of "'Tho Standard" telegraphs that thc Creek Cabi? net hold a meeting; to-day nnd, after a full dis? cussion of the Cretan question, decided to per? sist in the policy repa rd Ins; the island that it had before aureed Upon. .-rn RUSSIA RESTRAINS m'LGARIA. THS" SOFIA C.OVKRNMEXT RsaQtTatatTSD NOT TO RatlaP TIIK ACITATIOV IX MACKDONIA. Sofia. Feb. IS.?M. de T.hnrykow, tho Rus? sian Diplomatic Agent, has informed the QoV irnment that tba* CSST desires thnt tbe Bul parlans should not help the apitatlon in Mace? donia apainst thc Turks, and that the Bul parlan niith. ritics should not allow bands to cross from their country into Maced, nia lo aid the malcontents there. -s> THREATENING OUTLOOK ON BORDER TURKS ANO GREEKS CONCEXTRATlNa ox th:: PROXT1ER (ir THESSALY. AM' A ml. USIOM I.MMIVKNT. Athens. Feb. ls- The situation on the frontier of Greece ls threateninp, and il weald not b>* surprising to hear of actual hostilities there nt any tim.*. All the available Turkish troops ere being eoneentrnted on ihe frontier, whither have b?.-n dispatched stronp Greek forces. In ihe present temper "f thc troops a slli-ht Inci? dent mlpht brlnp shout a serious collision. The ada ices tee.?ived here show that the situation is (bely becoming more critical. D.splte the action "f the Rowers in reslraln inn th* Greek troops in Crete from aggressive operations ?gainst the Turks, an.l the proba? bility ihat that island trill eventually be handed eve- to deer. with.mt Ihe necessity of her fighting f"r it* possession, the war feeling here ls increasing hourly. The enthusiasm willi which the reserves responded to ths < all to arms has been fully equalled by the military ardor of volunteers, who are flocking Into the City from all parts, caper to take part in hat? tie SgSinat the Turks, lt was announced ibis morninp thal Ihe King of Greece int.mis to take command of the northern army in person, and this report has had the effect still further to Inflame thc martial spirit of the people. An Indtcat'on Of what may be expected in the way of assistance from Macedonia In any pos silde conflt.t aaith the Turk is shown in the Steady accessions of Macedonians to the Creek ranks. A force of l.lKMl Macedonian volunteers in ono body cross tid the frontier yesterday and joined tho ("reek army. CALLING OUT TURKISH RESERVES. thk OTTOMAN <;,''Vi:i:nmkxt STEADILY PREPAE inc V lt HHSTIMTirS. Constantinople. Feb. IS.?The Government has called out 84,000 reserves in the provinces of Rroussa and Treblsonole. The report sent out in dispatches from Athens that Saad-od-din Pacha, who was rite en tty re? called hore from Crete, at tho instance of the Powers for fomentinp antl-reform plots amonp the inhabitants of ihe island, was about to start, and. In fact, bad started on his return to Crete at the head of three battalions of Turkish troops, is without foundation. The porte is placing .very confidence In the rs. aurances Of tho Powers in retard to their psclfi cation of Crete, prevention or Crick oppressions, otc., but at the same time the Ottoman Govern ment is making extensive preparations for meet? ing any emergencies that may arise from the course of events. -e-? UNWILLING TO HELP THK TURK. LIBERAL LEADERS DEPRECATE Bt'l ll t'Sg OP THK BRITISH PORCES IN CRETE. London. Keb. IS. Sir William Vernon Harcourt, the leader of lbs Liberal party, lias Beni a tele ?-ram to the Liverpool Reform Club, In which ba I earnestly trust that the Government win not employ Ihe fore-, of the crown to prevent lha liberation of ("rete. Such fl proeee.linR would be universally condemned lia- th. British nation. The Kml of Kimberley, who was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in Lord Rosebery'*; Ceb inet, Beni a dispatch of similar tenor to the club. -? consuls LOWER IN' LONDOK. London, Feb. 18-Thc Stock Exchange mariel Opened sternly, and the variations In prices durtng the session were few and unimportant. Shortly al? ter the opening consols for money were quoted st V lower than yesterday's closing price, ano con? sols for the account l-l'-, lower American railroad stocks ranged from parity will: y< svrday's closing prices to 'j, lower, nnd closed 'a, to % lower on the dey. Consols dosed '? lower f<>- money and 3-16 lower for tin- ai count on the day -?v TO RAISE MONLY HERE 4 The ("reeks of this city are forming an BSSOCH tlon for the purpose of raising money for the cans.' of Crete. H. K. Ifaecopolas, a (-"reek Interpreter at Kllis Island, yeeterday senl sn offer of money to the Minister of Koseipn Affairs In Greece. "The enthusiasm of Greeks In this country," said the interpreter, "for the cause of Crete la unlim? ited Thea- ure holding meetings hera and In Chi? cane and tlmse In the latter city have already Btsrted a fund which will be forwarded soon lo Greece There are about '?,.1**1 (Ire. ki i'i the Cnlted Slat.-*, and if it were necessary Ihe -rreater proportion of these would return home to light.' A DISABLED STEAMER IS TOW. London. Feh. 18. The Herman tank ste;.mer DIh mant. Captain Wtacheusen, from Hr.-m'rhav. n January 23. for New-Vork or Philadelphia, before reported with loss of propeller, was spoken K< lun? ary bt In latitude "J north longitude 46 weat. In (OW of the Hritish steamet Calli.?. Captain Forth, from London January 'll for Boston. PBANCE AXD BRAZIL TO ARBITRATE. Perla, Feb. ll?France and Brssll have signed n pn tocol referrinK their dispute regstdlng terri torlal boundaries io arbitration, the pr.-sid'nt of the Swiss Confederation io bo Ihe ri fer..'. 1 SAVAGES OF THE INDIAN PLAGUE. liombay, Fib. 18.-The returns of the beella: au? thorities shjwin*- ike ravageo of the plague report that *>ln<-e Its outbreak there have been fi.Hf.:! ca?a-s and MSl deaths from Ihe dlBSOBS la 'Ids city, and in tba entire BosJbey Presidency ?.9ii cases an.l fe <%" deaths. TESTING SENTIMENT IS MANITOBA. Ctaicege, Fen. is?a ' *Ttaa*e>Herald" dispatch frees Winnipeg. Man., says: "Canada Bjevef wil? na rsed a more bitter election contest than ls now in progress In tbs constituency of Si. Boniface. When the Dominion J'remir. Wilfred Laurier, arel tv Provincial Premier, Tiioma* Grass*,wag, ro-ently : agreed on terms for settlement of the Manitoba psiochlal school question, these terms were bit? terly opposed by the Archbishop of Ht. Boniface, , who la at the head of the Roman Catholic Church : In hlfl country, Premiers Laurier and Greenway declared that the Archbishop did not repreient the "toman Catholic people In opposing the settlement. Tho Archbishop challenged Diem lo tyst the feellng of Manitoba Hon un Cethnllr*. The challenge wa* a-cepted. and Ht. Boniface, the most ultra-Cmholi< constituency In iiJI tbs Dominion, aim composed ut the Archbishop's own flock, opened tho struggle. It U practically a ba' ls botwern tho Church and ths Government. Hsiur.iuy will see ths fight ! finished, and Ilia result ls eagerly awaited by all | I'onndl.in people,." I JOHX EU EX8 ASSAILS W. IV. ASTOR. Tin: BOCIAUST MK Mit Mrs lUTTFR attack on tme OWRRR of 'THR PALL HALL OARRTTR." London, Keb. IS.?A scone was created In thr House of Commons to-day by John Burns, Sodnllsi member for the Battersea division of Battersea nnd Clapham. Th. occasion was Hu* debate of I proposal to erect S new hall for tbs "se of thf London County Council. In Hie course of the dis? cussion Mr. Burns, himself a member of thr County Council, made un attack upon "The Pall Mall Qaastte." Which newspaper ls owned by Will lam Waldorf Astor, bera USS of its opposition to th. proposal The opposition of the paper to the cree tlon of a new building on the site of the present "ne. he said, was purely In the Interest of Mr Astor, whose house adjoined the Council Bull-lag. In conclusion Mr. Burns said he could stand a decent duke or a militant marquis, but he couldn't endure Hie miserable and ungentlemanly conduct of a new millionsira. After fart h. i- discussion the proposal to erect a new County Council ball was rejected by a vote of 01 to 116. OXLT A VISIT OU COURTESY. CAREFUL RXPLAXATIO*! OP Mit WOLCOTT*! CALL ns PRINCE VON HOHENLOHE. Berlin. Keb. is. The s.mi-ofliclal "North Orman .Lizette" says tli.it Ila- visit of liiited States Sena tor Wolcott tn Chancellor Prince von Hohenlohe was merely OUI of courtesy, and had no connection with lb.- question ..f bimetallism, in the Interests <>f which Senator Wolcott ls visiting' Kiirope. e -g?__ MA El Mi FIX OE THE BOERS. BECRETARY CRAMBHRLAIX CAITSRS THI COMMONS T>) BRRAR INT.) lacortrr. Bondon. Feb. lt, In the House ,,f Commons to? day .los..pb Chamherlaln, Becretary of State for th.- Colonies, In thc curse of discussion of the claim made by th.- s..,ni-. African Republic for In? demnity f..r < lama kc sustained by the raul of In .lam.-sen ami his followers Into nie Transvaal, sala that tbe Boer Government claimed for material ilamai*.' ?677,W8, .-uni for moral and Intellectual .lam ii).'.' tl.OOO.000 This remark of tbe Colonial Secre? tary provoked areal laughter. ? -- JEROME ANGRY IN COI RT. UK T.KAVKS THK BENCH WHEN A LAWYER TALKS OF RAILROAD!.**- A PRISONER While Hie trial of Mr* I)..ra Wolfe, wife of a wealthy contractor of Brooklyn, on a charis of Bteallns un umbrella from a dryaoods store iii Six tb,-ive. Inst Januiry, was la progress In the court of Bpeclsl s Batons before Presiding .Justice Hav. s. yesterday, Mr. Leaventrltt, counsel for thc defendant declared thal thc prisoner was be? ing railroaded to pt ls n. Thia de. ba allon was made after Presiding lustice Hay s had said that the decision of the Court eras that thc defendant was guilty. Justice .lerome beeame anpry at (he lawyer's re? marks, and, turning to .lustice Hiys. said. In a low voice: "1 don't think lt ls decent tc allow this man to use such language to this i'ourt. If I oc? cupied v.nir sesl I would punish bim for dolt,g so." Mr. Leaventrltl and Assistant District-Attorney Matthews bulb Started to talk at om-e. .lustice Jerome quickly left his nat end, turning bis back ti. rb.- spectators, looked oul of s window. When Leaventrltl stopped talking, Justice Jerome re? turned io his seal in passing sentence, Justice Hayes Bald: "Thi* casa- ls oin- of a thousand *iml!ar ones. || ls Im? possible for us to nial in., motive f.?r the theft Th. ie ls no doubl that this prisoner's previous character was good, but many worn.-a have been arraigned here erith no previous smirch on their chara, tits, simply Ih.- victims of a curious mania. it ls one of the peculiar characteristics of a woman's mind that she does not seam to be able to withstand temptation, in regard to your state in. nr. counsellor, tbal this prisoner wis being 'mil? rea,k.i.? we have Uni. io say. N'o prisoners are ?railroad".!' in this court Bverybod) has a fair show. Hut are srould nave been ruthy of vloStlng our oaths of office If. on the evidence, we had not found the prisoner guilty. Tia- prlson.r was lined 12". or in default sen? tenced to thirty days in the div prison. Justice .br..ni.- dissented from tbi*. desiring to Indict a fine ,,f gil Mrs. Wolfe paid ihe fine under pro t.st. When ..rresie.1 she said sh" was Mrs Dora Qoldberg, of No. IM christopher Bl , Brooklyn. ? BOLD BEGG Ml IT THU BR I DUE EXTRAXCE. HR ASSAULTi A BROOKLYN MAR WHO Itl-.rr.-'KS TO -IVE HIM MONET. For refusing money lo ., beggar inst night, in front of the Brooklyn Url.lire entrance. In Bark Bow. frederich Lineman, of No. 77 Myrtle-ass., Brooklyn, wa* roughly hsndled; .'.rid bad it not beta f..r ihe timely arrival of Policeman Hollm.in. of the Oak-sl station, might have been bailly Injured. lt was nearly I o'doch when Mr. Lineman, who was on bi*' way h..ni" was appealed to by a half* drunken, rough-looking fellow, who asked him for IA rents Th" beggar, as h.- made the demand stepped directly in front of Mr l.lnsm.-m. The lat? ter, steins th.- man had been drinking, declined to aid bim Tba beggar, ipil.-k ns ? Hash, grabbed Mr. Unsman by the nock, inri- off his collar and dis? arranged his clothing. The policeman's heavy hand slopped the fellow from doini: more. At the sta? tion he said he was Janes Cosgrove, thirty-eight years old, ..f No. Ut Carlton-ave., Brooklyn. n>* was locked Up. HURT HY A EUXAWAT HORSE. rwo PERSON! INJtTRRD BT -\ PRIOHTENED AMMA!. IN MORRISANIA. A la.,- hors", attached to a kIk. owned ami driver* ry ''barbs ('ranier, nv. nty-six years old, of No Ml aVallon-ave.. tool: fright at a troll.y-.ar at One* lundred-snd-fortleth st. and Thlrd-ave yesterday ifternoon snd cause.1 Injuries t,. two persons At m.- hundred-and*tblrty*etgbth*st. snd Thlrd-ave he horse charged it a crowd of sixty persons -.-ho vere waltlrg for trolley cars. Thc people sc-.tiered n iviry direction, snd all escaped except Mamie foster, fourteen yeera old. who was knocked donn md Buffered brulsei s:, ? wa ; treati I i.y a pby* i.-ian In a ne.irl.v .Iruir stop- an: wenl home. Th" horse, ran .b.wn I.iti.-oli.-a vc. and, ns lr urned wcbI into ihe Southern Boulevard, cramer rsi thrown out and fell directly in front of tro' ey-csr No. ll. The motorman stopped his cat. ami 'ranier was rescued, having sustained ont; a few irni'.'v Policeman Johns,jd. of the Alexsnder-ave ..iii..- station, caught thc hor'-e at tin- north end a' Hail.-in Bridge and was dragged tm feet be ore in- brought tbe animal to a standstill, directly n front of a trolley-car. -g. ROOSEVELT ABD THE POSTMAN. 'UK POLICE PRESIDENT WILL PISH OCT WHETHER OP N"T LRTTEH CARRIERS SHOULD REMOVE THEIR HATS IN PRIVATE OfTlCBS. An nmusinK Inddenl occurred while Prealdenl ?ooscvelt of thc Police Hoard was holding police rials at Headquarters yesterday. A little heron i...,n a letter-carrier entered the courtroom with special delivery mess aga for the Commissioner. *he i olicern,n at the door directed him to where lr. Roosevelt was bearing Hie testimony of a ?ollcemao who was on trial. The letter-carrier ralked ai' Close to the Commissioner's desk, hold. ..| tbs letter for tbs president In hts hand. As ,,. esme up Complslnl <'ierk Peterson shouted. Take your hat off:" The letter-carrier paid no Mention io the or.br. but said that he bud a riler for Commissioner Roosevelt The latter joked up and Snapped, Take your hat off!" "Excuse rn-" said lix letter-carrier, as hiting the 'ommissioner, "ire never lake our hats ott. a ia pin of oar uniform " 'What do you Want, ali. way?" asked the I'om ilssloner. Th.- airier explained that bs bad u ii.i for the president -Oh" said Mr. Roosevelt "' thought you were witness Mr Roosevelt gol bis lett-r and signed ?r it and then ,i*kei tn.- letter-carrier for his umber The latter said ll was io, "\OW I'' ??? eWk >""? said the i ommlsxloner. ,s it not a iisiom for you lo take your hat off , a ourtroom?" The letter-carrier snowersd that tatter-carriers ld i ot tala- their hats ..ff under any circumstances 'All righi ''ll '""' OUl," ?.u'.' the Ci mmlsslon.-r s the letter-carrier went ..ut Mr. Roosevell then letated ii bater to Postmaster Dayton, asking bim ' it was oi"- of the regulations of the Pl stolBce 1'ap? artment thur let" r-.'-.l rl'TS must never lake off heir hat- Mr. Roosevell said that h* would also ?rite to the Postmaster-.i.n.ral about the matter. he Commissioner gave orders to Roua-smaa Suiu nr who was In charge of the courtroom, not to |.-t nf letter-carriers Into the room in future, but to lop them nt th<- door. I have received no complaint regarding say of v carriers," Bald Postmaster Dayton when spoken i upon the subject, "Lui, or course there can he ii* one opinion ns to the propriety of n poMnjan or nybody eise removing his hat when In u private rhee I should upset n I'ostofflce employe to re iov" his list tn my office, and ho ecrtslnly ahould (tend the Bums courtesy elsewhere." NO ACTION ON THE TREATY. BUT MR. SHERMAN WILL ENDEAVOR TO SECURE A VOTE TO-DAY. a nniKF nt'T SHARP discission in EXECUTIvJ SESSION OK THF. frENATE-A MOTION FOR POSTPONEMENT INTII. AFTFR MABCE * DEBATED--TWO jmictu, nomi? nations OaMPIEIfED. Washlncton. F?*l>. IS .--Immediately after the Senate w.-nt Into executive session this after? noon Senator Sherman sought to call up the General Treaty of Arbitration with Great Britain, hut he met with a repulse at the very outset. A motion was made that business on the calendar he proceeded with, the argument bein*? that there srere a number of Important nominations, par? ticularly of a judicial character, which oiiBht to ba a.-ted upon. The yeas and nays were de? manded, and those favoring the consideration of nominations yvon. The nomination of William R Mun?*er. of Nebraska, lo be Judge for the District of Ne? braska, avas Confirmed without opposition. The n.iti-ir allon of Charles K. Amidon to be lodge for thv District of North Dakota was then called up. and a debate in which considerable opposition was manifested was precipitated. The debate lasted for more thar. thr."< hours, Mr. Hans brough, of North Dakota", speaking in opposi? tion ttVO-thlrda Of that time. The position as acmed by afr. HaUtsbrough was indorsed by Sen? ators Ualllnj-er and Brown Senator Roach, of North Dakota sp.ke briefly and refuted the charges mad ? by his colieeguee. Senators Davis and H >a- sd voca ted th- confirmation of Mr. Amidon. and said that only recently had lhere been any opposition to his confirmation. The S.-t.ate evident!) loi ked upon the antagonism to Mr. Amidon In the lit-hf of political opposition only, and by tbs decisive vote of 38 to ll eon itemed the nomination. DEBATE ON THE TREATY BEGUM By a vote of 82 to 27 th- Senate, at 5:30 o'clock, decided to take tip the Arbitration Tr'-aty. and the debate upon that convention began when Mr. Nelson, of Minnesota, took tba door f?>r tin* purpose of moving th? postponement of th** fur? ther consideration of the treaty until after March A. Mr. Nelson was anxious to have the Bank? ruptcy bill called up. and believed that this and other pressing business should bs attended to at the present session. The treaty could ro over until the extra session without harm. Senator Allison, chairman of the Committee on Appro? priations, waa of a similar mind, and said that be believed it would require all th.* remaining Ctn.* of tbe Senate to consider Ihe appropriation bills Mr. Fry-*. ..f Maine, took the sam.* view, but subsequently admitted that it would perhaps he better to dispose of the treaty now. Mr. Hoar took Strong grounds at-ains*. post-* lune men-, li,, said that he had had little pa tlencc *Aith the early demands of the people for immediate action on this treaty. Ample time. however, had intervened since this treaty had been received. In which Senators ought to have j been able to consider Its provisions and come to Borne conclusion Now that the executive calen dar had b.en cleared of contested nominations, he thought If th<* Senate would Rive careful con? sideration to the treaty for a feav hours, a vote c.mid lie reached HS urged that this lie done, and that this *-r.*a< peace treaty be ratitVd be? fore this session of the Senate adjourned. Mr. Platt and Mr. Lodge spoke in similar vein. TO the surprise of tbC Senate. Hr. Vest cam. out in a Strong speech favoring the early ratitl catlon of the tnat-? sa amended He declared that the j eople of thv United Stat" a demanded this convention.- tha". Its negotiation acas thc result "f a desi." fo? pea.-, and genera! arbi? tration on the pir- of the people of the two Kr.-a; KnclVh-spoak' lg peoples of the world lt waa a pood treatv nnd ought t0 &? ratlg-81. MR SHEEHAN STILL co NF I ni*: N'T Mr. Sherman, In a brief statement, said h-3 believed the vote OUghl now to be taken, and he was COnflden. that if it Were don. the treat, yvould be rat ill.-'. Several Senators disputed this statement, and asked Mr. Shermat. if he realty though! there aa.re sufDcien. vol *s to ratify the treat**. Mr Sherman replied that bl believed to-day. as h" had always believed when the test came the nt cr BBB IT two thirds of tbs Set,a:.- would be found voting for the rat ideation of this treaty. He expressed the hope that no further .I. lav would be indulged in. and that Senators would agree to th ? vote. Senators Morgen and Daniel, both of whom ai. opposed to the treatv, said th?*y w>*re pre pated to ro on with the debate if Mr. Sherman desired a night session, but this statement frightened otbere who wera tired of ti,.* pro? ceedings, and a motlo.i avas mule to adjourn. This motion waa defeated by a small majority, several of the opponents of th.* treaty voting not to adjourn Senator Blackburn asserted his opposition to the treatv and declared that it coull not be amended so as to meet with bia approval. At the same tim. he believed the issue should be ii >t squarely and without dodging. Mr. Sher? man, who had charge of the treaty, and who was to be the PremVr *.f thc Incoming Admlnlstrs tl. n. *vas entltbl to th>* courtesy of a ant- |l>* h.p.d the moiler to postpone would not be pressed, and ur.fi d with that emphasis for which tlc Kentucky Renstor ls n il 'd that the question I.- disposed of finally. To RENEW THK FIGHT TO-DAT. By this time the hour of 7 o'clock yvas ap? proaching, and Mr. Sherman saw (hat lt yvas im? possible to keep a quorum prerent. He there? fore pave notice that Immediately after the rou? tine business of to-in STOW he yvould move an executive session, at yvhi.h he hoped 'he treaty would h.* disposed of Mr. Sherman urged Sen? ators to be present and remain until tho vote was taken. There seems to be a disposition to comply with Mr. Sherman's request, and the chances appear to !., good **>r a session extend? ing wet! int . Hu evening. .-a> SUPPOSED TO HE IV I SDI IX MASSACRE. THK BODIES op a MINISTER ano ms fvmii.y foini. HOEEIBLT mitii.atei> in NORTH DAKOTA. Wiona. V D.. Feb. IS.?The bodies of the Rey Thomas Spicer and his wife, th'-ir dau-"ht<*r, Mrs. Willam Reuse, with her one-year-old twin boys, and Mrs. Waldron, mother of Postmaster Wal? dron, were found on the Spicer plantation near here to-day All were horribly mutilated, and the tradegy is supposed to have b>*en the work of Indians from the Standing Hock Indian Res? ervation. SUGGESTED HONOR FOR BRIG HIM YOUNO. Salt Labs, Utah, Keb UL?Communications were read In the Mouse yesterday from -Senator Prank J. Cannon and (iov.rnor Wells, askliu- the lagls Istars to take advsntsga of the law Kr.intlriR the prlvOega to every Stats in the I'nlon to place in the Hall ol Statuary nt Waslilnj-ton Ihe statues of two of their dead whom th.y wish to honor, lt wis ?usgested that th.- Lejtaletare take advantage of tins privilege and pbus in position a statue 0 Brlgh us Youns -a CUD AGO BU8INB88 MAX TRIES SUICIDE. Chicano. Feb. is Qasstge KV Adams, once an active member ol' the Hoard of Trade, a relatlvs of Henry P. Lames, the banker, a des, erulant of John QubMy Adams and an .-x-Alderman, attempt? ed to take 1,1s life yesterday afternoon In the office of the National Linseed oil Works by ? hoot? ing himself In tba righi far. When ,llscovere,| h. was unconscious and was removed to lli.? Eng's wood i'nlon Hospital, where lt is said he wm ,n,. Mr Adams ls sixty years old and weil known In business cireass of Chicago. Failure m business anal ill-health are the reaaons ?l\ en for lils attempt at suicide ? THE /'IN A ll ERO IV EXPOSITION. Manara Kalla, N Y.. Feh. 1" ?lt ana announced hara to-day that the Pan-Ameridan Exposition to bs held In IK* will positively he held on Cayuga Island, two miles above this city, on tba upper IiUNCES FLEET REVIEWED. SECRETARY HERBERT PALI ED BY THE WARSHIPS. HONORS run to THR RRROM of TUB RAIRR THK lECRRTART ash OPPICRSS kntkr TAIN Kl. IX CHAKI. ESTON ? TUB PUCET >n GO >n SflLAPM Charleston, S. C., Feb. IH.?Charleston has been thronged throughout thc day by thousands who had come to s?" Admiral Hume's fleet pass in review before Secretary Herbert. Aiming the ?pedal puests of the city for the day were OOV* ernor W. H. Ellerbo. of South Carolina; all th" .State officers, Senators and Assemblymen Secre? tary Herbert and lils party arrived in the city from Washington at ti o'clock this morning Tiley were met at the station at 8 o'clock by a com? mittee conslstint; of Mayor Smyth m.1 others. As the Secretary Stepped from his car a salute of twonty-sewn Kilns was fired by detachments of the First Division, South Carolina Naval Re? serves, under Csptala Dubota. The party was then escorted to the Charleston Hotel. Where breakfast was served, ap.i th.* Bscrstary and his Manda rested until ll o'clock. They were then escorted to the Custom House wharf, where they boarded UM revenue cutter Colfax The Secre? tary was saluted as lu* boarded tln> ship, all th. sailors being drawn up in man-o-war fash Ion. A few minutes lat r C..vernor Ellerbe's ?peela! train drew up mt the siding nnd the Oovernor, Ueutenant-Oovernor H. H. Mc? sweeney an.l Speaker F. 1! dary were taken uti' to the cutter. When the flagship was pb ked up in the fog, Admiral Bunce received a summons from the Secretary, and came alongside in his cutter. The moment he stepped aboard his pennant was run up and the little cutter became thc flaRship. The Admiral was tobi by the Secretary ihat he de? sired to board the battle-ship Maine, to present to KV. J. Creelman a nv.lal awarded for his gal? lant conduct In the storm. So, with both Beare* tary and Admiral al,..ai.I. the cutter once more got und.-r way. Captain Crownlnshield. of tbs Maine, was hailed, and Informed that the two Officials would board his ship with their party. The transfer was made without trouble. With the ship's crew drawn up un (leek, Captain Crownlnshield gave th.- orders for Naval Cadet Oherardl, his lifeboat crew, and Creelman t.. step forward. Addressing them, Becretary Herbert spoke of their gallant conduct in th" storm. They had. he said, made him proud of tba* Navy. Then, sinKlitiK out Creelman, the Secretary pre? sented t<> him the gold mela! and an envelope containing $100. After th's.- ceremonies the visitors became the KU'Sts of tho wardroom ?,f th-' Maine. Whet, the company was Mated, Secretary Herbert lifted his glass and r. .(.nested every one to rise and drink the health of Naval Cadet Ohorardi. whose gallantry was th-- admiration of his fel? low-officers an.l the Nation. Nearly two hours were spent on the Maine. The Secretary Mun returned lo the Colfax, ac? companied by Admiral Bunce, and the cutter steamed down the line of warships, receiving from ea. h a salute as sh. crossed the bow. This ended the ceremonies of ;h< day, and the cutter steamed foi port, arriving at her dock at ti:.)t> o'clock. To-night Becretary Herbert, Oovernor meroe. Admiral Bunce and th captains and executive officers of th" ships were the (ftmsts of th** Chamber of Commerce at a banquet given at the Charleston Hotel. Covers Were laid f.T 200, an.l the banquet was elaborate Bpaeeches were made by Mayor Smyth, welcoming the visitors to th.* city; Secretary Herbert, Governor El* lerbe. Admiral Hun Heil., rt respond ? .ind other?. Becretary Mu- toast to the Navy The Main.- was orderej t.? New-Orleans to? day. The Amphltrite, the Dolphin, the Ve. suviui and the Kern came Into Mn* harbor to? night in tiie morning the fleet was joined by the Terror, which *vll. come up t.. the cit) to? morrow. The reception whlcb is to be temi.-red to Becretary Herbert will lake pla.-, at th.- City Hal. to-morrow afternoon at I ::o o'clock, anl at night th. Becretary, th" Admiral and th officrs will be the Kiiests of Hi-' cltv at a naval ball. Washington, Peb. IB Acting Becretary Me* A.b.o said to-day that Admiral Bunco's squad ran had Hared remarkably well <>n th,, trip to charleston, considering th>* heavy weather on counteted, the only loss t.. the ships involving an expenditure of mon ?* I v the Department being -.ti account .if a single whaleboat which was not recovered by Mi.* Maine after it had been used in an effort to save the lives ..f men washed overboard. The reports from th>? com* mending officers of the vessels have all reached the Department through Admiral H.ince, and it was gratifying to liral such an excellent condi? tion of affairs. MAJOR 1, 7,7 Y ../v.' IMPROVING. I'NABLE To BEE OFFICE-SEEKERS, lb EVER CABINET VACANCIES Canton, oh,a Pcb, 1*> (Spacial). Major M Kinley ls Improving dally in health, tait he has not recovered his usual strength. His ph*' a 'Inn still urges lifon him the DOC --.at;, of -est. ind will not permit Mm to ?.all -rs. The Presi? dent-elect has seen in Visitor! this week, and will nm be able io see any. lt is settled raw that only those who e..ice by appointment ai"! whom lc feels ihat he wishes lo see and .-? n* suit will be received by the President-elect. H.* has given his time generously io the public, and the few days which remain must be given to th.- work of restoring his health, settling ap per? sonal affairs and considering several lr-i|iortanl matters connected .'.ith Mi., next Administra? tion, on the recommendation >f bis physician. Major McKinley has had lo recall bis promise to attend a lan.'.* public reception which 'he peo? ple of Canton bad arranged to give him on Mon? day next The physician thinks lt would be un? wise for him to exOOite himself to the ilsk of fatigue and of catching additional cid The trip to CU ireland which Major McKinley had contemplated has been abandoned, and ne will remain ai his horne till be leaves here -,n Man h 1 r..r Washington. There are still two places in Major McKin? ley's Cabinet to be Ulled, anl no r?n< ha*, been definitely settled upon for either of th.-m. lt ls probable the choice will not be inaib before the ? nd of thc month, and it ls .nore than probable Mn- public will not know who has been selected till the names are sent to the Sen ito on March .7 ? A I'RATKHNITV MITT TO MAJOR MKIM.KY. Detroit. Mich., Feb IS. A handsome and costly diam.ni.I baila.- has been made by a firm of Jewcl lera of th te <ny. to be presented by Post must, r Oeneral tvtlson to Prealdenl-elecl McKinlay on the .vening of March 3, on behalf of the Slifma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. <>f whl.-h Mr. McKinley I, an active member. Il is the regulation badge of the fraternity sm rounded by sixteen specially selected lane blue-white diamonds. The Convention of th.* Bunns Alpha Upsilon fraternity, which was bald In Si Louis Christmas week, decided to present to Mi McKinley the fraternity hodge, und s special committee was appointed lo look afta-r the matter A delegation of the fraternity win attend the in iiiKuration. wh.a, President McKlntsj will wear the ?lft of the fraternity. - - - ? MR HANNA'S TIMI' To \\ ASH INGTON. Clevel.-tnd. Feb. Is Chairman Hanna has de? eded to leave Cleveland over the Pennsylvania Railroad for *JPashtngtOn on the morning of Feb? ruary Wk. HS will BS accompanied by tils famllj*. -e KYLE ELECTED 8EXATOE AQAIN, 'IfOSKN HT THK UPUS-ICAX! AND A .'KW POpfT-igfl in Tin-: sm th DAKOTA i.i: ;m'.ati mi:. PlalTS, S D., fsi IA Janus ll. Kyle was to-day dened I'lillfd Stales Senator by the solid Hepiib Ican vote and a few Populists who stayed by him. dost of the Populists deserted him, but enough emalned to sive him the required number to elect TIIE FIGURES TELL LITTLE. A MASS OF DOCl'MENTS HANDED TO MR. LEXOW BY Sl'GAR AXD RUBBER TRCST OFFICERS. THEY GIVE LITTLE I.VFOUMATIOV. HOWEVBE, AIIOL'T THE OKCANI7.ATIO.V OF THE COM? PANIES THE l-.KI) OF TRt ST OF THE SL'.JAlt COMIIINATION AND THE PATA FOR THE SIMMONS COM mitt:e hkport om the t, H'ltriFK COMPA? NIES ABJBMT, In lils examination yesterday of Charles R. Flint, the treasurer of the fnlterj states Rub? ier I ompany. Senator Lexow, the chairman of the Joint legislative Committee that for eight days has been investigating trusts m general and th.* Sugar and Rubher Trusts in particular, apparently sought to shoav that rather than econ? omy of manufacture being the purpose of the In? dustrial consolidations, as the avltnesses have consistently asserted, the real object of the pro? moters sras to ir.co,M,?ate a number ?f ,?Mcerns va ith an Inflated ..ipr.al.zat lon. and subsequently unload water.,! stock upon the Investing public. Mr. Flint, of course, would not ac,,?lesce m the suggestion, but he admltt.,1 that a substantial -lenient in lixing the corporative capitals of com? ban;, s was the facility with Which stock could bs disposed of if ne.essary. Although he con tended that the Rubher Trust was not formed with that purpose j? vl.-w. v?t jt m p,|rlte( ftoni him that out of a capital stock of nearly SAn.tani.tnH,, tho members of the Kxe, utivo Com? mittee, which comprises |? thr mn,n thf. Prnini*t ers and oflloials of the Trust, now hold about siO.ttHi.iHH, ut slock. I, was asiertamed al.o ihat something Ilk.* ..*".?<i.ika.,uki of the Trust's capital is represented j? tbs quality known as good win. At one time yesterday lt seemed .,s If both t'. Buger Tru.-i an.l the Rubber Trust had sur rendered to the denianoj of th.* committee for thc product), n of their boons and Ottm perti? nent documents relating t<, their organization, despite the claim tnat has leen made by each ihat, being incorp.irated under the laavs of New Jereey, they were beyond tbe JurVdition of thia Btate. Senator Lexow has asked many "*e*aj* Uona bearing upon tne proportion of aharta given to each of thc subsidiary companies em brsced in the two trusts, in order to as. ertaln thc basis of valuation upor. which the distribu? tion was made. ii?t while i.oth compaajJss r*m* terday handed over a mass of books and docu? ments the real relevant matter at Issue was not to be found among them. According to Mr. Haa .-meyer these details o' the Sugar Trust's proportionate capitalization were only contained in lull in its deed of trust, and with a show of temper he denied that ba knew aught of its Whereabouts, and decleraatl anyway that lt ought to have been destroyed long ago; that it had been the source of much trouble to the Sugar Trust. Then in th. oise of the Rubber Company, Mr. Flint produced the Simmons Com mitte-' report, rr.mmer.dlng the purchase of various companies for a rund sum; but the data upon whl. I this report was founded were not forthcoming so that despite the apparent conformity with the Instructions of the commit? tee, that body was little better off than before. For a brief period in the afternoon session the Wall Paper Trust was the subject of Inquiry. Th'* investigation will be continued to-day. MOUE FENCING RY* THE WITNESSES? THK QIKSTION OF WATERED STOCK HI3 Ct"ME?*-THE VALUE OE 0OOD-W1LL I.V A Ci iMHLVATlO.V -DETAILS OE THE HEAEINO As soon ns Senator Lexow had taken his rent yes? terday morning h.-called fer II. (?. Hsvesssyer to tak" the stand r,.ir? again. He was. however, not present, bul .lohn E. Parsons, tha Sugar Trust's I. gil representative, explained that Mr. rlsrSBMySff was attending afr, flt. John's funeral, but would be al the learing late- In the day I. maa be recalled that on Monday last Mr. Hiva nieyer, In response to Senator LeseWs regnant for the production cf certain books and documents, promised to lay th.- metter before tbe BHajar Trust din "tors si th.lr usual Wednesday meeting. Their decision he pra-mlaed to lay before the .?ommlttee yesterday morning In Mt. tuveaaeyerj absence Mr, Persons Informed lbs commlttte thal Its ra Hue+lti for certain data bad been duly considered I... the dlrecto*fl of tbe Sok.-.i Trust ..n VPfldnisday. Mr. Parsons reieted thal 'be Hoard bad ndopfd a merion luihorlzlnx him IO give tbs ?ommlttee such Information as it deaired, which confirm-d a atete ?i.-ii of the amount of lases paid la New-york Utale Btatlstlca regarding labor and a certified ropy nf the minutes of the Hoard arben the trust a/as decided upon, and showing parti,"Ulara of pur ehascfl authorieed by Ifs directors from time to time M" Parsons banded to the chairman all this inf, rmatlon, with tl..* exception of th* labor statis? tics, which, h.* said, w.re being prepared and would i,,. ipi eddy forthcoming. Charles R. flint th.* tr..'.surer of the i'nlted stare- Rubber Company, was alas mceJtei and asked if he bad broiiKht with him tie laker table* Baked for cn the pr.dina; day, lOK-ther with the much-dlscussed Simmons r. port. Mr. Flint had tha forma r, and tb.* report, h.* said, he had sent for. ?uni that if would bs In the possession of the com? mittee in the course of the day. After questionlm Mr Pilot B? s"m" "?"agth upon the closing down Of ihe Brooklyn lt-1bbSf Company, which had been ., .Hired by the treat, Mr. Lexow took up the mat? ter of prices paid to labor by the Cnlte.i Slates Rubber company. Hr. Flint prodo-ed figure* to .how the -ompatlson of w.ig-s paid by the trust :?.,. a competing manufacturer, th" S.-tnuket Rub Ler Company. Mr. Lexow was somcwhnt curious io learn why this partl-ular concern had hean taken hy the witness for the purposes of compar I',?, mil M.ua-ht to dlrcover whether the factory lu, I not an agreement with the trust regulating the ,,ri , i lt paid for labor and charged for its prod ,?. < Mr Flint denied that any BSWh agreement cxlated or that one was contemplated. He ndmlt ,,.,, however, that tbs Sctauket factory was closed I,,,' as-*erted that lt was only temporarily closed tor 'V. purpose of ie, airs. Mr. Film then read ths Bfurafl carding tra pttCOS paid for labor by the Inited States company In comparison with those - ,id by the Serauket Company. The tables were as Vllowr L'BllS-l Stat.**. .?at?'ik*t. Fer pair. par i>*lr. fte. 21-!-. I',.-. ^*?c* la-r-iliT* . Hilpara . j ??-? - -. 'rnqtiata . BS, Ht rii'di* sllppar* . ?" *r *\e. V*r yx-relx V-r weak. ?U| m<*n . BjaSloltJaSJ BJ BS ro ic, 00 ? Par day Par day. '..Un.l-r man .lt JJ to ?:t ??? tl ? to $1 *0 hinman . Ifit* lg JJ ,A 2? ?aakiisa ro.,m . 1 ff I ? IIS ..Mo SO !,,\s and alrla . Hts I SJ BO "Vow. how do you explain the fact thnt ihe Se auket factory ls closed, although lt employs labor !1 p. r cent . heapar than you?" "The factory ls not closed If you will call st ths Bases vou will find lt ls still nctlve In tht market ind selling goods " "How is lt that the Setauket factory cannot com te-ts with the I'nltel States Rubber Company, el hough lt pays i*. per ????lit lass for Its '.abor.'" CLAIMS MAUI' HY THU WITNKSS. "Well. We chlm thnl we get more value out of mr wagc-earn.rs than (hey do, althouKh we pay h?*m 2T. p.*r cent more. We have also more iahor aving appliances and more im onomy In produc? ion." "Why ls lt, when you Increased your facilities ss ir as plants were concerned, you did not go toa tlBuM like Hi'tauket, Braters lalaor aaa 25 per cent heaper?" "We thoiurht lt hes to Increase the plants at our ir?;er factories. Furlhernu.re. our specialty la ths iroaluctlon of high-grade kooiIs." Senator l.exow smiled ut the reply "Mr Flint, ie huve heard that st,item.-nt often," he aald.' Pray, don't advertise your gouda any more. "What wan the average price of labor In issi, as on-pared with the last six months?" "I am Informed that the rate of wages ta the i