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NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY -M. 1897.-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE THREE CENTO
GREAT ANXIETY IN GREECE
Ji PROCLAMATION ISSUED BY KING
GEORGE.
JIP tRC.ES HI? rF.OI'!,E TO BK CALM A\T> DIONI
linrv?SKIRMISH HKTWr-KN TCBKISH OCT
DOSTS AND CH KIP TI A NS SKAS CAMBA?
RErr.ATKn nana bi a
Tl-RKISH vA'AIiSIIll'
Athens. Feb. 2;t.- The entire country is In a
state of Intt nsf anxiety ami unreal over tho situ?
ation, and there is the wildest Bpeculstlon as to
what the final outCOIM will he. The people are
deeply Incensed against tho Powers for their In*
L rvontion in ."rete, and their attitude is causing
tome apprehension in COUTI and Government cir?
cles.
King George to-day Issued a proclamation that
is Intended to cool tli.* popular passions and thus
nvert what might prove a National crisis. Hi
enjoins the country to bs calm and dignified, and
1 > confide In the Government, Which, he says, ls
ddng every th inp possible to uphold the honor of
?..reece and maintain the rights of the Hellenic
1 pies.
A dispatch to the "Asty" from Canea says that
the foreign wnrships aro now rigorously block?
ading tho coast of Crete. The British torpedo
boats are especially active, (rapidly steaming
along ttl,* coast and keeping a sharp lookout to
invent th! landing of troops, provisions or mu?
nition! of war. Many vessels have been stopped
by the blockading (Lets, and not allowed to pro
i ?? I until they have satisfactorily proved that
they were engag.,1 in legitimate business. So
?strict is the blockade that the carrying of letters
to tho Piraeus from the force of Colonel Yassos,
the commander of thu ("reek army of occupation,
ll prohibited.
Canea. Fob. 2."..?Great excitement was caused
here last night by smart rifle firing to the west?
ward of the town. It was soon learned that the
Dring was taking place between tin* Turkish
outposts and Christian Insurgents, and tho re?
port spread that the (.inposts had been driven
back and the Insurgents wore approaching the
town. Crowds of residents went tu tho ram?
parts of tho city and anxiously wa'ched the out?
come of the lighting. The tiring ceased in a short
time, without cither Bide having gained any ma?
terial advantage or, s.. far hs known, causing
any caaualltlea.
A Turkish warship In Suda Hay and the sol- j
dil :s in tho arsenal there to-day fired r, pestedly
at the village which was ihelled Sunday by the
? ra gn fleets. There was absolutely no reason
for this attack, except that the Turks were de
? .r LB of creating an occasion for further Inter
v.r.ti^n on th** part of the European rowers. A
white flag was flying over the position occupied
ty the Insurgents int this did not prevent the
f.ring. Tho insurginis. understanding, probably,
the motives of tbs Tinks, did not reply to the
fire.
The le.dors of tho Insurgents who were
eholled on Sunday have made, through the
Gieok commodore, a formal protest against th.*
action of th,- foreign admirals. They declare In
their protest thal, acting In obedience to the
Pcwers, they refrained from actual hostilities
against tho Moslem! as long as it was possible,
but, the Turks having shelled their posiiion
for two days, they wer** finally compelled to re?
ply to the fire. The protesters ask whether the
Posers are determined to allow tho Turks to
destroy the Christians in Crete, as they did thu
Armenians In Anatolia.
The foreign consuls have persuaded the Mos?
lem and Christian combatants In the Soiinos dis?
trict to agree tn a week's armistice.
Fighting has bern going on all day to-day
above Tuzla. on Suda Pay. No details have yet
been received.
HAVE THE POWERS AGREED?
?REP'.F.TS IN VIENNA ANO ' ON. TANTINnpl,-.; THAT
Tin: CRETAN D1FFICVLTIEB HAVE
BEEN SI.'TTLF.L.
Vienna, Feb. 2.''. According to dispatches re?
ef Ived hero from Athens this morning, the rep?
resentatives of the Powers mad.* a demand upon
the Government of Greece o -day for the with?
drawal of tb'- ?;r<-**k troops from the Island of
Crete
It was the Intention of Emperor Francis Jo*
Ff; h to start for ("ap Martin for a season of
recreation yesterday, but, in View of the still
unssttlsd state of affair! In Crete, tho Emperor
Las deferred his departure until next Sunday.
The "Fremdenblatt" says that the Power! sra
cn the verge of an agreement as to ihe method
to bo pursued to restrain Oreec? fr>.m further
holt Ile action in Crete and t>> a.-itle the future
fe Iministration of the affairs of th" island.
Lord Salisbury's proposals favoring tho grant?
ing of autonomy to .'rete under the adminis?
tration of a Prince of Greece, th! pap.-r says.
have virtually been adopt'.! by the Powers,
Constantinople, Feb 2.5.? It ls announced hero
that the Cretan difficulties have been settled on
th.- i.asis f.f autonomy fT th! Island, tho Porte
nominating the Governor of Crete under the as?
lant and approval of tho Powers. In view of the
; - illlty that Greece will oppose such an ar
";ent, large qusBtltlei of munitions of war
ire being hurri.-d to the Greek frontier, and the
T irk -h troops there are being rapidly r*!n
forced.
Pans. Feb. 2.T ?Tho "Gaul'.ls" asserts that tho
Powers have called upon Greece to evacuate
Crete within twenty-four hours, and that Greece
hal consented t" do so, provided that the autono
my cf the Island be guaranteed.
THE BRITISH ADMIRAL'S INSTRUCTIONS. I
UR BALPOOI*. LO' I.'XLS TO TK!J, BIB WILLIAM j
?ASCOt'RT \VH\T TH ET aki:
Lindon. Feb 23. In the House of Commons ,
to-day Die Right Hon. Georg'* N. Curzon. Parlia?
mentary Secr-'tary to the Foreign office, paid In
reply to an Inquiry that the signal for tho bom?
bardment of the insurgents' position at Canea
Wai given by Admiral Canevaro, of the Italian i
Navy, aa commander of the united fleets, l.y reit- ,
? seniority.
Tho Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, First Lord of the
Treasury, replying to Hie request mad.* rester
day by Slr William Harcourt ilia*, tho Instruc?
tions given to the British Admiral at Canes he ,
laid before the House, said thal he was compelled
to d*cllno to comply willi Hie d'-mand, as lt would
be Impolitic to do so.
The statement of the Paris "Gaulols" that the
Powers had summoned Greece t>> evacuate Crete
within twenty-four hours la denied.
THF. EUROPEAN STOCK EXCHANGES.
London. K-l. fl The Slot k Exchange mnrk.-I
opened quiet to-day Tba tandVaoey w.-.s better.
Bhortly after the op.nliiK pri. ea showed a sIIkM
luvai).-.-, consols, botb for money and th<* account,
,4-lng *sj hlghsr tlUU yesterday's closing prices, and
irc.eri'an railroad stocks ??>? to 'j higher, with tho
B-eeptkw of Eris first preferred which waa un
banged throughout ihe Say. The aaarSet dosed
folpf, consult foi money and the account cioslriK
a i-f, Advance on tli.- flay, aral American railroads
ftjui partly vv," yesterday*! 'losing t" 4 higbei >>n
?Dai pa
tl Pea v
?ajviees ff.in H.. varloul Continental bourses
Increased confidence, Boanewhat higher prices,
ll*..!-.-i| Lu Iii'.-- aud quiet , lo-ii K
ttg-lin Keb 23.?The Berlin and Krankfori bournes
**>--*ed firm to-day The feature >.f the market was
*ajSgc Increase In Ihe buying on bot li exchange.-..
CRETE'S CAU8E FAVORED.
AN ENTH'SI ARTIC MASS-MEETING IN
CHICKERINQ HALL.
ACTION OT Tim powers oenkrai.t.t DB
N-OUNCZD. ANS ONI SPEAKER, r. f. THARUt,
OK tTASHINQTOS, KA Volts AMKIU
CAS ACTION RESOLV
TIONI ADOPTED,
Ctulrr the STjapleSS of "Atlmitls." tb* Greek
'-'wspa,?r of ,hta dtJr a m_tWB0HlBI wns heM
in i hlckerlnc Hall \-ir-t night to npreas aympatkr
for the Cretan ami Greek cause In tketr contest
Turkey. The hall wai fiurly well BUcd \
meei in-? opened. The members of the !
when thc
Spartan Qrecian Club marched fr-im their rooms.
No. IM Oreenwtcb-ct, to th.* ball, .\\*t Btronc, snd
occupied *-.nt? kt the gallery. In their number
were three trumpeters, who miide themselves hennl
whenever tbs audience became entbustasttc In its
applause.
-I. lili'.i ker Miller wis announced ns the chalr
m.m of th.* meeting, sad A. C. Braagelldea as
Been t.iry. The following iiiimes were read ,is vice
presidents: The it.v Dr. h. s MaeArtbur, the
He-.- Dr. \v. n. Huntington, the Rev. Dr. Park*
hurst. Justice Joseph l*. Daljr, Seth Low, Charles
A, Dana, \v. Jt. Hearst, Andr**) McLean, E. L
Qodkln, Dr. i.. Roversl, Oeneral t. P. ?n Cesnols,
Dr. T L Bteadman, it. H. Tharln, of Washington;
Dr Albert M.mien anil Theodore Sntro. The ma
Jorlty of tiles.* were unable to he present, bul sent
letters extresatng sympathy arith the csuse.
reruitor Hour, of Massachusetts, sent the fol?
lowing kiter from Washington, the reading of
which Wiis received with loud applause:
lt win not he In my power without deserting rm
duties ber* tu attend the meeting st Chlckerlng
Hall neal Tuesday evening, bul I anould hare little
title to call myself sn American if my blood was
not stirred with sympathy for the struggling
? in. ks in crete. The people of thia country wi:;
obey atnl should obey the mandates of International
law. In obedience to that law must dwell the
security of freedom, of imbil.* order, and the safety
of ;iil tin- weaker nations of the earth aeolus: tbe
ambitions of those who rue stronger. Mut the
government of Christiana by Turks .s nu offence
t" i ivilizntiuii. ii la especially ont of place In Eu?
rope, lt ls ar. anachronism ns th" nineteenth
century ls ending;. The Powers of Europe ought
to let Ore.ce alni the i.ir"ks alone, and the waning.
Betting Turkish crescent will no longer abed us
baneful Unlit over the beautiful island of Crete.
DR PARKHUR8T8 LBTTBR.
Dr. Parkhurst wrote.
My whole soul ls stirred hy the heartless wrong
thal ivis hi-'-n done the chivalrous spirit of lib.-rt*.
Europe protect* tbe Turk In the slaughter of
<'hri?tlans, hut slaughter* the Greek for trying lo
protect lils compatriot from Turkish devilishness.
Of course, the powers ure acting In what they call
"the Interest of peace"; but war is better than B
peaee purchased bi tbe expense of nil that can
make peace honorable or even reputable What la
the matter with European rtvlllsstlon, rind why ls
li thal our of th.- ?ix Governments thal control
the destinies of Europe nol oin- comes to the front
with moral prowess enough to break the shackles
of diplomacy and to hew a path for the extertnltii
tlon of the unutterable Turk0 Doubtless the popu* I
I ir heart Of Fur.,pc to-iliiv ls with the (".reek, and ;
I trust that the meeting will voice American sytn- :
pa thy with the Greek ems, in terms of auch vigor -
as ?- relnfori ?? . slating sentiment the other si-ie of
the water and help in th.-it way to rona'rain Gov?
ernmental policy ulong lines more to the honor of
Europe, the relief of the oppressed and the exor?
cism of the Turk.
Other letters were received from Seth Dow, the
Hcv. nr. HuntlnRton. Andr.-w Mi-loan and (l.-ii
Di Ceanoia.
The K,v. .Tames Chrystal was the flrr-t speaker.
He traced the history of Greece, and what she had
done to promote the cause of Christianity In th.*
East, lb- aald the Powers of Kurope to-day were
making a terri).le mistake. Kng'.end and Germany
seemed utterly bereft of tiny knowledge of the fa ts
of the eas*. "\Ye must recognize," he nald, "that
1 rt settling the Eastern question the Turk ls to die
hrs:. Th,- crei 1 of the Turk is on.- of lust, rapine
and murder. Tn the name or* Christ. I plead that
we will ail have the hearts of men, of Americans
and of human* beings, lo see that we assist io, re?
storing to these, people all that la theirs In blood.
territory and nationality."
It. 8. Tharln. of Washington, wns the nert speak?
er, snd he made a ringing address that evoked
greal enthusiasm, li** Bald in part:
Y\'e are all Americans, and the heart of America
beats responsive to the call of Crete l believe thai
the hearts of Americana ar.- aroused to their duty
for the tirst time in the nineteenth century, if
Turkey has a mission which sb- recognises, Amer?
ica haa a mission io whl?h she is swskaned. I
take no stock In the theology that God created T ir
k'-y to scourge Christianity. There ls not a single
Christian sentiment to-day which In not antin- mixed
hy the religion of th* Turk. There ls not a clause
in the United States Constitution that ls mil abhor?
rent to lt We are ..s much at war with Turkey
as any other nation. Because Arnn-nia represents
American Idea*, the Sultan ls desirous of depopu?
lating Armenia as quickly ns possible.
We are not here to apologise lo England or to
ask RubbI* to interfere, but to voi.-e our Indigna?
tion Never iti tn* history of the world haa su.-h a
thine existed as a monster of hideous mien a- thia
thing we call diplomacy. We must use force to
settle this question. If I bear WI ll." ll Snd children
screeching for help in a house next to mine, and
the door la locked. I will break it down or I am no
mar. If I could dn it I would telegraph IO King
ii,-,rge that I would raise rm anny to -ave Chris?
tiana Gladstone Baya that America ls thi only
Nation thal does nol want a Bllce of Turkey and
could enter court with clean hands If America
would step In other nations would disregard diplo?
macy and wipe out the Ottoman Umpire.
The sp. aker advised Hint 11.ls country should
withdraw its representative from Turkey and cut
off .i'i communication ?rtth her.
William Willard Howard, who has made three
trips to th- K.ist to study lha Armenian question,
wsa rn-xt Introduced. Mr. H..ward sahl that the
quickest way to settle th* Eastern question was to
let tbe Cretans, Macedonians, Byrtane, Chaldeans,
Nestorlana and Armenians, with tbs Greeks si
tin lr head, rlss up snd pul sn end to tha Turks.
A BULGARIAN'S SYMPATHY.
TIk Bpeaker had hardly finished when a tall young
m.in with Jel black hair and beard, rose from the
audience and asked the chairman to let him speak a
few words Ile had been sitting beside a handsome,
elderly woman, who was evidently his mother, .md
had demonstrated his approval of (v-ry attack
made upon the Turks by the previous speakers He
walked down the aisle and stood on the steps Lad?
ing to the platform, "l am not ii Greek, but a ltui
garlan," h* began. "The Bulgarlana and the
Qreeka, by force of clrcumatancea, ar.- rivals on the
Balkan Peninsula. They have had their qu
In th* piis-r, and will probably have th.-rn in the
future, but I stand here to-night to express my sln
ccre sympathy with the expresslona of Greek na?
tional feeling thal have be*n mada lure. The Bul?
garlana and th. Gn.ks differ In blood and lan guage,
int many centuries of misfortune snd tragic fate
have made th'-m brothers. We, if anybody knows
ii, know tin- meaning of Ibe word Turk, the Cn
-;.. .v..hie. Greece to-day deserves the sympathy
and support of all fred im-loving men. Tni Island
of Crete must not v delivered over to thal organ?
ised brigandage called tbe Turklah Government."
lt w.is |t-arn*d that the young man waa Stogan
Kratofl Vatrolsky, a young Bulgarian, who is now
studying .it Harvard I'nlverelty.
Chairman Miller made a few remarks. 'Who
knows." r-ai-i he, "bul thal this may be the begin?
ning of a movement on the pun of nil the christian
nations rn rh East, who have had then spirit
loosed by the outrages of the Turk* upon the
'uiks
Cretans- Bulgarian, Armenian, Greek and all?thal
will end In ii Culled Slates of the Ka si." ile pre?
sented lu li;.i'Ii.m. .in Armenian, who mn,le a few
remarks In broken English, saying that thc Arme?
nians would joyfully follow the l.ad of the Greeks,
ulong with the Bulgarians, In a struggle foi- liberty
Miss Wilhelmina Armstrong, a former missionary
in tbe East, made sn Impassioned plea for the men
of America I rise up for the protection of the
womanhood and home- of Armenia and Crete. Mr.
Yhisto. the editor of "Atlantis," then proposed (he
resolutions, which were adopted unanimously. They
expressed hearty sympathy arith th* cause of the
Cretans and fir.-.-ks nn-i the hope that they might i-e
united under the Hellenics Sag. Ii was resolved thsi
".?oples of these resolutions be sent to the Secretary
of Sr.ne. Senators .md lt, p.-es. n: it;\es for New-York
State, wiin a request thal they 1st them before tha
i-i.mmitt.e on Foreign Affair- and take such other
action In the preml-.es as shall seem to them most
expedient and bes: adapted to promote tbs .ans-, of
freedom In the island of Crete.*'
The enthusiasm of rhe audience was height, ned
wh.-r. the Greek national hymn wis played ..ri (he
big organ. While Hie four men In native Creek cos?
tume on the platform waved th-ir Greek aril Ameri?
can nags Mr, Yl.-isto followed rhe -resolutions with
,. -peech in Gre.-k that mad- the Greeks in tha au?
dience go wild arith cheers and applause T,-.. meei
lng was adjourned after it v.d been Resolved to send
, cable dispatch ol aympathy to King George of
Greece A letter of reg rei from Ma yoi Strong gras
received
CANADA'S BIG EXPORT TRADE.
(marva. Ont, Keb 2?,. Th. tr.,-lc and navigation
report, Josi Issued, shows total export* Ul USI valued
ai im.OlM&l, ihe larges! total exports sines confed?
eration. The Increase ovei ihe previous year war
17.606,000 Th.- Imports weir valued nt lll\'Hl..'.no, an
Incrtuss of |7,80,M0
'S^.
ANARCHY IX ASIA MIXOR.
TORES ANO KURDS TKKATIN.", Ar.MF.MANS WITH
THK DTafOST SI. ."Blurs'.
Londor. Feb. fl.?'-The Standard" will to-morrow
pubttah a dispatch from Constantinople saying
Hint anarchy prevails In the disturbed districts of
Asia Minor. The Turks and Kurds have seized
everything h. -longing to the Armenians. They
iomp-1 the latter to plough their own fields for the
benefll of their da spoilers. All who n tain B rem?
nant of property are y<'uce7.<*d hy the tax collectors
to -he uttermost farthing. It Is reported that the
reservists ure harrying the counsry. and that not
the slightest check ls pul upon th.ir outrages.
They recently sucked the basaars at Pajras, in the
vilayet of Adana.
MR. RHODES'S EXAMINATION.
INTEREST IN THK INQ1TIRT OM Tin*. WAKE
CRETE AND THK TRANSVAAL
London. Feb. 23 Tba examination of Cecil
Liu..i.-s hy the Parliamentary committee appointed
to Inquire Into Ihi Transvaal raid was resumed
in Westminster Hall today. The Prince of Wales
was again preseni dining the proceedings, and Lr.
Jameson, Hie leader Of the Transvaal raiders, ap?
peared at the Inquiry for the first time.
The examination of Mr. Rhodes occupied the en?
tire Bitting of Hie committee. The hall araa nol
so areli lilied with spectators as al Hie former sit?
tings, Interest In the Inquiry being apparently on
tbs wans. s> ? ral limes during the examinat! m
Mr. Rhodes attempted to justify th<- raid by call?
ing attention to (he fact that England ls now In
full sympathy with tbe Cretans in seeking to ot>
ioin their civil rights, whereas ii was Hriu.ns who
sought their civil rlghti in tba Trsnsvsal Ha alto
reiterated tho tie,-:,.onion which h* made <>n the
Brat day of his examination that the people of
Johannesburg would never cease Ihelr agitation
until they h-,,1 secured their popular rights.
Mr. Rhodes further declared that President
Kriiger. prior lo the revolutionary measures of
tba Johannesburg-era, had promised to grunt their
demands, but had failed to keep his promises.
In repiv io p question bj ihe Hon. Edward Hlake
Mr. Rhodea said h.- li.ol been told that h.. had let
Johannesburg I-* fur ih.* Transvaal trouble, bul
after examining the letters and telegrams h.- ar?
rived ai th.* conclusion lhal lt was rather Jo
1,.tiiii-sl,urg thsl L-l him In.
Referring !<? the conversation between himself
and "i.c.i.ly White" Mr. Rhodea said: "We were
discussing th.* Egyptian queatlon. I said thal If
(Heat Britain decided ?-?> remain, I should stop any
foreign power from coming between Khartoum .md
I'ganda. White replied; 'We had no Instructlona.'
I answered: 'Of course no!, hut lt ls nut Ihe GOV
emin.-m's policy thal you should ll.* on v..ur
hack nnd cat Hire,- nu -als a day. You (.ugh! io
ascend the Nil- and nok.- it impossible for th.
French to .russ.' I did nu! know White would
apply my remark io som. thing else, lt allowa bow
careful you OUghl lo be In what you Bay."
Mr Rhodea, In answer lo fur'hor quest lons, said
that lils determination to proceed io extreme meas?
ures was reached in conjunction with the leaden
nt Johannesburg. Owing io the hopelessness of ob?
taining re.ir.-s- fur the estating grievances, lt was
Intended tn .ti an g.* the government.
Answering a question regarding the Ifatabels
war Hie wini, bj aald: lt is fort una to for you
that you haven't had io pay fur lt."
The committee adjourned until Friday.
-4>
LIVELY CEASE FOR A THIEF.
ttS HAP DROPPED FROM A THIRD-STORY
WINDOW IX BEVENTT-SEVENTH-8TM
AND HAN IN SPITE OF' A
BROKEN a.nki.K.
The ty.le; nelghhorhoo 1 of levsnty-fBtvanth-St., be?
tween Columbus nni Amsterdam aves.. was aroused
Inst nlgbl by the crlesof "Police! Burglars!" coming
from the window ot N.. iv. West Beventy-seventh-sL,
occupied hy Maurice Mayer, of the linn ol Loeb .V
Schoenfeld, dealers In embroideries, at -Nus. ??'. and vs
Pranklln-st. Tia- alarm w.t.* heard hy Dstectlvei Mc
Naught and Lang nra! Policeman Barnett, of the
West Sixty-elphth-st. station, and resulted in tho
capture rf Frank Reynolds, thirty-two years old. who
Bays hs comes from Philadelphia, after un exciting
cha.--.?, over rear fences. In the course of which the
prisoner fell and fractured hts ankle. Mr. and Mrs.
Mayer w.r,- about retiring when Mr. Mayer heard a
noise at' tho rear window of hi* room, ivhLh is on
the third floor. Hu look, 1 out and saw hang'ng from
Hie lf-iig?i a man, who dr.pp*d three .stories to the
ground as soon as he realised that he was detected
Mis. Mayer yelled for ta* police.
While on* nf the policemen ran around to Seventy
eighth-st., to cover the man's egress there, the other*
tried to gain access v. Cn.* rear jurds through other
houses In the mean tune the thiel climbed fence
afar fence until be reached No. lit, which ls a large
fiat house, through arni, i be pried to reach tne
Btreet, He waa i lg it in the hallway by Detective!
J*iiir and M,-Naught,
An ambulance was summoned from Roosevelt Hos?
pital, hut it was so long coming that a patrol wagon
vv.)- utilised o lake the man, whose ankle was
broken, IO the hospital.
When he waa searched a woman's gold watch and
chain wai f" ind In I lt possession, together wirh a
ri: imond i ir..: u ;;h thr> .* -tan. s, two solitaire diamond
rimrs, with pure white atones, several sunset dia
and J*-"" aa in money He als., tn.I a memor?
andum booh containing the names and addresses of
se-., i i: prominent Philadelphia people and many
New-York addresses aral several nomei mi::.-:, bi
follows: "Lorlllarda. Attora, Vanderbilt!, Mrs. Suf?
fern Taller, William C. Whitney umi Herman Oel
rich."
mox POOL MAKING A SEW AGREEMENT.
DIFTERENCEI DEVELOPED Winni cai SUD AN
ADJOURNMENT TILL NEXT MONDAY,
Cleveland, Feb. ""I -Iron on* producers are In (he
throe* of Hie arrangement of (he annual contract (o
control prices and output. Th* pool is formed each
?pring an I remains In fores a year. Members of the
tmblnation were In executive aeaalon all day to?
day. Th.- varloua tereala lubmltted propositions,
which were :.ik.*n under advisement until n*xt .Mon?
ti y, when another meeting win be held Fi sn pres?
ent Indi ral lons, however, tli* pool will continue.
f the pool goa I on, will be about the same a*
in 1895 and rn I quite a* high ai In IBM
ir was reported thsl !?'. T, Gates attended th* meet?
ing to look sfier the Interest! of Andrew Carnegie.
This was denied to-nigh; hi I. C. ll ema. of M. A
Barna A- Co., who aald that Mr. Gates was attend?
ing Hie ni>- -.' ? representative of the eonsoii
dat. i compsniei and that ih* Carnegie Interests
we:* not represented bi a'.l.
"The meeting." Wild Mr. Hanns, "was mer. ly
preliminary to the one Which will be held next
M ? .i- Tl representatives of the vari.,us oom
panlei had i conference on the Bitters which will
then come up for final adjustment. We have nol
received any propositions from thi Carnegie com?
pany, si 'i.o l.n reported."
Another member of the pool .-poke more plainly,
Tt seems that a difference >-\lsts between the in?
terests represented by Cate* and the Other com?
panies. Th..." differences are serious enough to
cause some apprehension on the parr of the com
pantei lhal would like to s.-.- the pool k..pt alive
f.,r the coming season. Th 1.4 number of the pool
sd,! thal Hales made certain ptcposltlom to the
oilier representatives, .nd it was this matter
whl.'h caused an adjournment until Monday.
THE REPRIEVE CAU8E8 A STIR.
MR. CLEVELAND*! At"*TION CON CUSIN"; THF.
MEMBER! OF THB BUTTON HAN.;
s nt* I.'-. N. M. Feb. "n -President Cleveland'!
action In gr.null.-' i op,i.ve to the fuur members
of tha Hutton gang, sentenced to ba banged here
to-dav, i> sim causing ? stir. The Terrltoiial oin
dills, nu-nil.er ? of Hi" court and meal of the attor?
neys agree that, as the .rime for which th*-se men
nre doomed to die 1? not one which can bs claaaed
wiih 'offf-n -f-s agslnsl the United States," Ihe Prrs
l.i. nt has absolutely no authority la the pre ni lesa.
Governor Thorntia again lelagrapbsd Sttornsy
General Harmon y.-tdd: v saying thal H.ls w i- .,
T.-rritorlai and not fl United States ..,-.. and in?
sisted on being personally r-dvised aa ts whether th.
Presidenl had Interfered, as report..! oa Baturday
night, in th.* mean om.* the Governor, ta be aa the
Bal, aide, wea propertna tu Issue a proclamation to
reprieve the men f... tdirty daya when a respona.
..i,ne from the tttorney-Oeneral which Indicate*
inst H.-r* is abo serious question there ... to
whi H.< r or not the Presld. ni ? an int. rf, r.- with the
exa utton ..! ord ra by Iha New-Mexico Supreme
Court, and re duetting the Oovemor, in order t.,
avoid ali queatlona ol authority, lo issn- ,. like re
prieve Thi! vi ua doi a lasi night.
?
"'?/iv ICE HEM. ON THE PBNOBHVUT.
Bangor, M. , Feb fl Bj the Mggsal les seal
gnows on the Penobs ot Blver tor years the Cam
son.i..v.i lei ' ..mp..ny. f.f New-York, li',- acquired
tbs in.u-e gnd hal ? ? sting pisa! af the Amei. aa les
( ompai.i.
FLOODS IN SEVERAL STATES.
THE MONONGAHELA RIVER A RAGING
TORRENT.
TOT ALLCQHENT. HOWEVER PUESVES TBS EVEN
TENOR OF ITS WAY- DAHAOB AT riTTSRl'RO.
AUtEOHBHT AND MKi-"i"sroRT.
I Pittsburg. Penn.. Fe!.. 28--Th* usually placid
- Monongahela Rlv.-r la I racing torrent to-day.
rushing onward with vast quantities of wreck*
j age and rubbish on its surface. The landmarks
"f the stream are completely obliterated by the
i volume and rush of the angry waters, and the lo?
cations of dams are only traceable hy the eddies.
Throughout the Monongahela Valley riv-r trafllo
lins been suspended, and lhere ls a general feel?
ing of apprehension. The rise was very rapid,
arid In volume largely |? excess of the anticipa?
tions of the Weather Bureau, whose reports In?
dicated pr..bii:,ly rift,,,.n feet of water.
Al lu o'clock this morning th.- Monongahela
23-foot mark was covered, and the rivet* still rap
I'll.v climbing toward the danger line. At many
I.la.i-s itl.mg tl,., rjv(r railroad tracks are cov?
ered by ninny f.-et ,,f water; mills and workshops
nr.- partly submerged, and the workmen driven
fr..m their benches.
TIk greatest damage thus far reported ls be?
tween M. Keespon and Pittsburg, the shores he
Ing lined with factories. A majority of these
places were compelled to suspend operations dur?
ing the night, ami much loss and damage will re?
sult. All nf the railroads In th- Monongahela
Valley, with the singh* exception of the Ifonon '
branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, experi?
enced much difficulty In getting their passengers
.through to their destinations. The tracks of the
Pittsburg and Lake Erle road from Pott Perry
to McKeespoti are submerged, and through traf?
fic on this division, as well as on som.- other
roads, has been suspended. In a number of
places the tracks and small trestles have been
washed ont. The Second Avenue Traction Com?
pany has ;ils,i 1.n compelled to suspend opera?
tion of Its P.raddoi'k division, the tracks being
submerged between Glenwood and Braddock.
Locally no great damage has yet occurred.
The Hood in th- Monongahela River, which
came on so rapidly last night, will probably pass
out Just as fast, and by tO-mOITOW all danger will
be over. At noon th" marks sh..wed 27 feet, and
aboul two feel more an- expected.
So far the sudd.-ii rush "t water has done no ,
damage of Importance beyond closing a number -
of the manufacturing |,hints of th.* valley, wash?
ing mu railroad tracks in some places and sub
merging them in others, causing complete sus?
pension of traffic.
In tin- downtown portion of this city cellars
along Water st., Penn-ave, nnd Duquesne Way
nr? th.oded, causing small 1..sses un goods and
suspension of work in a few factories.
Lower Allegheny, .-is usual, suffered tl-.e most
from Inundation, Thc water from the ohio Uiver
backed uti over th.* lowlands, and In many cases
household goods hsd t-. '.-<? moved v upper floors.
while a number of families were removed from
their habitations by means of skiffs or rafts.
Th.' present Hood ls all from the Monongahela
River, nnd was caused by the heavy rains of th"
last few days, which T. -ll on th.- un mel ted snow
in th,- mountain lances drained by tin- Toughio
gheny and lipper Monongahela rivera. Little
rain fell In tho Allegheny Valley, and little water
is coming from the Allegheny River.
McKoesport. Penn.. Feb. 23.?The Mononga?
hela and Tougblogheny rivers have overflowed
their banks, find the streets and all the houses in
the lower portion of the city are inundated. At
'j o'clock this afternoon the Monongahela River
was twenty-two Inches higher than it ever was
before, and was stilt rising at the tate of four
Inches an hour All the mills nnd factories in
the flooded district are submerged and operations
susi .-lided. Several houses have be?n moved
from their foundations, and many stables and
outbuildings have been carrie.i away. No lives
have been reported lost, but a number of narrow
escapes have occurred The situation ls serious;
In this city the loss will reach -*S*Jim?.(XMl.
DAMAGE IN KBNTUCKT AND TENNESSEE.
KANT RIVEBi AND OTBER STREAMS OVERn*OW
THEIR BANES BONE LOM "1" UER
Louisville, Ky.. Cb. '2.: Thi- Ohio River has
risen eight and a half feet here since yesterday
morning, (ind l-l still rising at the rate of three
!neti--s an hour. The stage of water mi the falls
ls twenty-one feet, and lt ls expected to r-a. h
twenty-seven feet, which will Hood tin* river-front.
Two-thirds of the town of Corbin ls under water.
The damage ls estimated nt *--'.'..'"">. The flood
.inmag.- In Southeastern Kentucky is estimated at
f-jOO.OOO. Th>- Kentucky Klver ro*B forty feet In two
hours In the mountain country, snd swept every?
thing before lt The Cumberland River destroyed
all prop.-rty In the bottom hinds of Harlan County.
Nuir Donkeyvllle, Jonas T>r.*.- wis caught In Pow?
ell River and drowned.
Frankfort. Ky, Peb. 23. Streams in Kentucky
nn- .bur out of their banks and doing much dam?
age. Several people have been drowned lu
v .ri..u- parts of tb* State Much stock has been
lost, fencing swept away and other property al?
most ruined. Tin- streams all through the moun?
tains ure higher than for years
N'.-ws comes from Pinevilla Ky. th.it two white
men. while crossing a raging stream, were drowned,
und also ii revenu* Officer, who was \n th.- moun?
tain- looking after moonshiners.
in Perry. Kt'"". Latcher and Breathltt counties
the flood i- doing much damage. Jameson, the
county seat of the latter county, ls partly under
wster. At Beattyvllle, which l? at the junction of
the three forks of tin- Kentucky Uiver, the rise
hus been unusually rapid, and much valuable prop?
erty has been awept awn;.. Among the heavleal
lose** In the mount.lins .ire the lumbermen. Who
have lost thousands "f dollars' worth of lumber.
At MWdlesboro yesterdsy a cloudburst deluged
th* locality, James Cherwell and his wife and four
children, wini.- going a mie :r m a neighbor's in a
wagon, wi re ail .in.wi,. I.
At Han lab rg, near Dixvtlle, tha water ran
over the bridge. B. Patterson and wife attempted
? , Bra Patterson snd the mule rv., wsa
riding were carried away, Th.- woman caught th.
limns ..f ;i if''- half a mlle d iwn stream. The ims
hand swam io her and got her up in th., tree.
Neighbors made a raft and reached them. The
water washed Patterson off the raf., ile was final
I- rescued in an unconscious condition, and will die.
In tics city the Kentucky Uiver- ;- away out of
its banka, being higher ihan it has been -inc* tin*
Hu,, I v ital Tl.ntlre wes! end "f the .itv .s
inundsted, and t:-..- water is gradually making ita
way up ia th'- city. Tbe river ls rising at the rate
<.f .i -' .ot an hour, .md it is still raining.
i:. purl- from Jackson and other placea up the
north fork say there haa I.n considerable loss of
hf,* and property Mrs. Hui ell und her little daugh?
ter w.r.* drowned it, their house, which wus
washed from the ra untaln -il- in Breathltt Coun
iv I.i-i ti.slit Two men, whose names could not
he learned, were drowned in one of the streams in
Bell ''.ninty.
Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. B-- Heavy rains have
swollen the streams enormously in this vicinity.
Two railway trestles near thia -itv were washed
away last night All telegraph and telephone wires
ei -r of Knoxville are down, and trains uro Blend?
ing still. The Clinch River, at Clinton, register-) I
forty feel and residents ai ) leaving their hon-,...
There ls fear of great damage and loss of life.
STEADY RISK OF THE OHIO.
THE CEXTRAI, ONION DEPOT IN CINCINNATI
THREATENED WITH INVASION ST
THE PtOOD
cincinnati. Ohio, Pcb. B The Ohio Rive- ls rlslng
uf the rate Of seven Inches an hour. At I o'clock
this morning it hud reached Water-*!., and regis?
tered ,'.1 f.-et The railroads Using the Central
Cnlon Depot will probably hara IO seek other quar?
ters from whl.-h to run th-ir passenger trains be?
fore the day ls over Elfty-three feet will brlrt-r
ibe water into the tracks un tba old canal bed
leading to lb* depot Traine can, however, get into
and out of tb* d'-pot until the water reaches ii
f.-et by using locomotive* with high llreboxes
The Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton, the Penn?
sylvania nn-1 tb* Louis-, lite ind Nashville eaa stand
considerably aiore water before they win have -., i..
abandoned Tha rta* has brought lb* Mg wharf
-.;.'-i ? railroad track* on the levee, and the
r.iiir-ii-i . .i- V thal ri lalti bar* besa hauled to
sd r quarters.
M.-r li, nts on tb* bottom- hsVS BSOVed llidr goods I
In the cellars to Upper stories I luring the bight
and this afternoon teamsters were kept busy haul- I
ng furniture and freight from th* buildings along
he river front to places of safety further up town.
Th.- prediction of rlvi-rmon ls that Ihe flood will
.egiii to subside after it reaches Rfty-flve feet.
The Urge tobacco warehouses on Kront-st. are
ull of water to the first Moors, hut (h.* stock f.f
OboccO has Leen moved out So far there has lieen
ill!.- loss at Hies., pla, es.
A sj.i:ii dispatch from Catlettaburg. Ky., says:
?|'he streetcar line on f*entre-st. is covered with
rater. Residents on the square bounded by North
?'rout, Pain and entre eta ire moving. Th.- loss
innot he estimated. Th* greatest loss ls to timber
nen."
MARK A. HA XX A IX CAXTOX.
J LAD THAT HE IS GOING TO WASHING?
TON AS A SENATOR.
HS HST VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT HLL'T LC
PORK INAUGURATION WHAT HR THINKS
COXOREM WILL DO.
TBT TEI.K.iRAI-H TO THS TRll.rNT 1
Canton, Chlo. Feb. 2...?Chairman M. A
lanna arrived In .'anion this evening, and
viii remain with Major McKinley til! BOOB tO
norrow. Mr. Hanna was In excellent spirits,
ind talked cheerfully about several matters of
urront Interest In tin* world of politics. Ho
aid frankly and genially that the thought thai
ie was going to Washington with a seat In tho
lenafe awaiting him gave him much pleasure.
"I am a business man." said Mr. Hanna, "and
think I know what the business and e.immor?
tal Interests.of this country desire and need.
expect to take an active Interest in tariff
escalation. Tho first thing we want ls a reve?
ille bill that shall produce enough Income to
neel current expenses. Tariff and revenui will
ro hand In hand. I think the members of Con
;ress pretty generally are of the opinion that
i bill which shall produce adequate revenue
hall be promptly passed, and I think tho dls
iislilon will be to waste no time on the onact
neiit of such a law. The country expects.
.ls and demands it. and lt ls tho duty of
'ongress, as I look at lt, to meet this demand."
"When do you start for Washington?" was
shed.
"I expect to go next Friday afternoon, and
lils is my last visit to Canton prior to the In?
auguration of Major McKinley."
"What has been th>* effect of Governor Rush
lell'fl announcement that he will appoint you
o succeed Senator Sherman'.'" was asked.
If has made tho so-called Ohio situation sim?
ile and transparent. Tho party ls unified as
terhapa lt never was before, ami a long era of
inrmony and good feeling will, in the esflma
lon of those who observe these things, tie the
lUtcome nf present conditions In the Republican
.arty tn Ohio. Tho interest In tho ohio sltua
lon was pretty general, if ono may Judge from
h.* nature and extent f.f the comment upon it."
"Vmi have been pretty busy receiving tele
Tains of congratulation?" wai suggested.
"Yes, it lias been a pretty lively Industry,"
BUghed Mr. Hanna "Ono naturally makes a
rood many friends and acquaintances in tho
?nurse of a National campaign, and a business
?aroer of considerable extent."
"When do you expect to take the oath of office
.<?? a Senator of the United States?" was asked.
"I in Mar.h ... I suppose."
"Who will be the senior Senator from Ohio?"
"My understanding is that Mr. Foraker will
te."
Referring to the Senatorial complications In
Centucky, Mr. Hanna said: "I have had a talk
villi Governor Bradley recently. He expects to
ippoint a Senator Just as soon as there is a va
rancy, and he will also call a special session of
he Legislature."
In response tu a question about the health of
.lajor McKinl-y, Mr. Hanna said: "The Prest
lent-elect is looking better than he did when I
vas her-* last week, but his throat troubles him
om.?what, ard lie needs all the rest he can g"t."
Among Major McKinley's crrllers to-day was
'ongressmsn H. F. Thomas, of Michigan, who is
trungly Indorsed for the position of ("ommls
loner of Pensions by General R. A. Alger and
he whole Michigan delegation In Congress. Gen?
ial Alger's last visit to Canton ls said to have
.cn in the Interest of Mr. Thomas.
Ex-Senator D. M. Sal.in and ex-Ropresentallvo
!. P. Snider, f.f Minnesota, wore also callers at
h.. home of the President-elect. Senator Sabin
ays lt is rumored that a place on the intents te
Jommerce Commission has bern offered to C. A.
?illsbiiry. of Minneapolis.
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MA*JOR MCKINLEY'S HEW CARRIAGES.
Chicago, Feb Ce-Major McKinley**! new cir
lages will he ready for ills use as sion as he
.-.: i ,s Washington, Th! outfits, including a
mulan, a brougham and a vitoria, will he shipped
rom Hus , uv tu-.lay. They lil! a cir. and go in
barge of a special man. who will se* that they
,.. pr iperly set up ready for use.
?APT. HEI8TAND ORDERED TO WASHINGTON
Cannu. Ohio, l-eb. fl.?Captain H. 0 Helstand,
tajor McKinley's conlld.nH.il secretary, who has
?cen Iii with Kilp, started fir Columbus this mini?
ng lo arrange for the shipping of his household
ff ec ti ia Washington. He has been order. 1 by
fie S.. i.;..ri ..!' War to report for duty tilde.
?
Till' CAR Mit MCKINLEY WILL TRAVEL IN.
Columbus, Ohio. Keb. 2.1.?A carload of potted
il.mts and cut flowers WSS received from Miami,
"li., inls afternoon, with which to decorate the
?Iiv.c.- ear of Superintendent I. F. Miller, of the
-ennaylvnnla Railroad, fir Lie use of President
led M.-Kinlcy and his family in their trip ti
Vaahlngton nexl week. The car is in the ships
ere, being renovate,1 and painted for Hits service.
'li.* ear ls a magnlflcenl one, and surpasses, ll li
aid. any other car of thc kind in the country. Its
eco ra tiona for tnis occaalon will he in keeping wirh
ts ri-h draperies and appointments Tu... ,-,,r
iii; h.- sent to Cant.ni next Baturday.
SOUND-MONEY CONFERE \'CE8.
r\VO SESSIONS TO BE HELD TO-DAY AT THE
CHAMBER op <-. >M.\!i:i:i i:
The Conference Commitlee of the National Sound
doney Le;,gu* will have two sessions to-day in
h.. rooms of the Chamber of Commerce, the first
n beginning at ll a.m., anti before theaffer
inoii .-. ssum there wll! lie a luncheon at Hie Down
own club, tendered hy the commltiee on Organiz?
ation, of which Henry Hents, Alexandgr K. Orr,
i. B. Hepburn, .1. Kennedy 'iud. William Jay
lehleffelln, Gustav ll Bchwab anl lsiti.tr Straus
re members The conference will Le attended i,v
elegatea fmm twenty-one of th- largs cities of the
'lilied Stat's
ERE DE RICK G. ROE RYE INJURED.
IIIM.VN FT. OM Hil II IRIS IN THB PARK AND
HIS RIGHT ARM BBOKBff.
Park Policeman Thomas Smith cmight a runaway
addle hors.*, which had thrown its rider, Frederick
; Bourne, on the park Driveway al Ninety-second
v. lae yesterday afternoon, Mr. Bouroe'i right
rm was broken, and h* wai taken lo his heme in Hie
Mk" i tlars. Seventy--." on,l-s: and Central Park
rest, In a carriage.
Mr. Bourne is the president of the sinK,.r Manu
icturtng Company, at Xi. lal Broadway. He it a
leinber of the Racquet an.l Tennis, the Lawyers'
i* New-York Yacht, the Seawanhaka corinthian
adit and a number of Other clutha.
- es
SOLD SALE ROBBERY IX ALBANY.
All any. Keb 23. The safe of the Albany Hallway
?as broken by cracksm -n ar an .-arly hour this
lornlng and I2.*'*> or thereabouts, the comp any's
?it Ipts for Sunda,- and yesterday, was taken. The
ife-crackers are believed to have i>e,.n expert!
hey drilled holes la IBS door on either side of th*
aml.inallon and tOUChed off Iha buist, probablj
lille the policeman cn the butt was send ag in his
fturn to headquart. rs from ,. distant callhox.
led quilts were u-Med t'. deaden the noise of the ex
lOSt-Bfl. Tba burglars are believed io Iii,ve been In
ie building when tbs doors w ie linked for tn*
1Kbt. as the entrance ?.. the office was aol forced
hey left their Jimmies aral burglar tools behind
Ut there ls no other clew to th -lr Identity. The
rfiee of the railway la al Broadway and Btate-al
?ross the sd.-, t from the PostOAlCS.
GREATER NEW-YORK CHARTER.
Full text In Hrookl.vn Eagle Llbrarj. out to?
ny Price, tea outs lor tale by all nese
-alert.?(Advt.
FOR A CITIZENS' UNION.
rO SEPARATE CITY FROM NATIONAL AND
STATE POLITICS.
?)ME OF THE MEN ALREADY INTERESTED D*
THE MOTEJgENT, AND THE r>E-"I_?.RA
TION* OF ORJKCTS.
A movement to form a union nf citizens, having
n view the separation of city Issues from Na
lonal and State politics, has assumed importance
n this city on account of the number and stand
ng of the men who have already consented to
<erve as members of the Committee on Organlta
ion. As the nomination of an Independent ticket
'or municipal ..ffl.es ar the rfeXt election ls the
leclared object of rhe organization, the oommtt
ee. which now numbers HO, probably will be In
iresksed to BOO, and wm basra as its members rep
-esentatlv* New -Yorkers of both political parties.
It ls announced that every man whose name
ias heen placed on the roll of the Committee on
rrganization has given his assent to the declara
lon of principles of thc Citizens' Cnlon. and haa
-igned a pledge to usc his best efforts to carry
nto effect those principles. Irrespective of polltl
al parties representing the National and State
ssues. The 'J-'rii men who have signed as m>m
aers of the committee are representative mer
iiants, lawyers, lahor men, bankers and othere.
-V mon sr the menhams ar- John Claflin, Henry
Klee, Charles Stewart Smith. Woodbury Lang
Ion. R. Allman, James H. Dunham, Henry W.
'annon. James J. Higginson. Ewald Fleltmann.
lacoh W Ma.k. Max .1. LaBSSASCT, and John
^towart, Grand Master of th" Grand Lodge of the
Hats of New-York.
The bankers are represented by J, Pierpont
Morgan. John A. Stewart, president of the T'nlt
?d states Trust Company; Frederick D. Tappen.
-resident of theOatlatln National Hank: Charles
v Fairchild, president of th'* New-York Security
tnd Trust Company: Ja. ..I. H. Si hi ff, of Kuhn.
Loeb & Co.; J- Harsen Rh-.a.hs. president of the
Ireenwlch Savings Bank, and .bs. [.li Fox, presl
lent of the American Savings Hank.
LABOR REPRESENTATIVES,
Among the memliers of labor unions who have
Slready signed are Daniel c. Harris, president
-ttate Dlvls-Vn American Federation of Labor;
Harry White, secretary National Garment Work?
ers: George C. Tombleson. Gilders' I'nion; Will
am J. O'Brien. Granite Cutters* T'nlon; John J.
Pallas, of the Pattern Mak> rs' I'nion: Horace J.
Park, of th? Paperhangers t'nlon; John H. Bo
jert, of Typographical I'nion No. 6; George H.
Warner, of the Machinists' Fnion. F. D. calllard.
if the Carpenters' I'nion: John T. Lawrence, of
he Clothing Cutters' I'nion, and Herman Robin?
son, of the Garment Workers' I'nion.
Some of th-- builders and manufacturers ar*
Abram S. Hewitt. John M. Cornell, Richard
Deeves and John J. Tucker.
Th- exchanges are represented by Thomaa
A. Miii>ryre and Charl-s W Hogan, of the
Produ.-e Exchange; Edward J R. iw ind. of the
Coal Ex.-hang-; W. L. Hull, ex-president of the
Stock Exchange, and Alfred E. Marling, presi?
dent of the Real Estate Exchange.
The steamship companies are represented by
Gustav H. Schwab and Lewis H. Spence.
Sume of the real estate men are Horace 8.
Ely. ex-president of the Real Estate Exchange;
Cyrus Clark, president of the Wes; Sid-- Asso?
ciation; Charlea T. Barney, Joseph L. Butten
wetser and Hiram Merritt.
Among the lawyers are Jcseph H. Choate,
William B. Hornblower, Arthur von Brlesen.
president of the Legal Aid Society; ex-Judge
Myr S. Isaacs, Edward M. liurghard, John
G. Agar nnd Elihu Root.
The insurance companies are represented by
Richard Katzenmeyer, ex-president of the Arion
Society, and Hubert dills, secretary of the
;?rman Life Insurance Company and ex-presl
lent of the Liederkranz.
Among the physicians arc Dr E G Janeway,
Dr William H. Draper. Dr. D. R. St John
Roosa and Dr. L. Bolton Bangs
Thc City Cliih ls represented by John E Par?
sons, president; James C. Carter nnd Professor
I. II Van Ainringe, trustees. Of the Social
P.efotm Club there are Edward D. Page. Charles
E. Wingate and E. R. L. Gould, president of
th- city and Suburban Homes Company. The
representatives .-f the University Settlement So
iety are Janies B. Reynolds and Richard Wat?
son Gilder. The Good Government clubs ar.?
represented hy R. Fulton Cutting, president of
th* Society for Improving the Condition of the"
Poor; Adolph Openhym. George Haven Put?
nam. John E. EUStts, Franklin Pierce, George
M Cassatt and Henry Et Kunhar.lt. and among
the members of th.* City Vigilance I.- agna ara
William M. Kingsley, treasurer, arni Edwin S.
Kassing, a truatee.
PRINCIPLES AND ORJECTS.
The declaration of principles and objects of
th.* Citizens' I'nion ls as follows:
Pnst We uphold th' principle, n, w fer the first
time embodied in th* Constitution of thi Btste, that
muni. ip;il elections shall be h.-ld separately from
stat.* and National elections, to ih- end that the
,.. Inesa affairs of municipal oorpotatvns may be
managed upon their own merits, uncontrolled by
National or St He poUtlcB; and this ut,lon ls formed
o carry that principle into effect.
Second W' ih-mand that th.* affairs cf the .-Ry of
New-York be administered Independently of Na?
tional and Slate politics, and that I. . .1 officer* be
h.,sen f-oMy with reference to their qusllflcatkMis,
iv,- will nominate no candidate unlera his character
md reootd are such as to Justify public confidence
n his assurance that, if ele ted. he will not us,- me
tillea or permit it to r> ? ns.-.i for iln- henefll of any
i.olitlcal organization, but will administer lt in ail
reapocta in accordance with ihe principles of thia
1.- Urinion.
Third?We demand that the cu ll Service require
nenta of the constitution a ni lawa i t tin- State he
inpartially enforced bj such methods aa will insure,
i practical and reasonable test of fln-.-ss and the
?election ..t subordinate officers upon their merits,
rrespectlva "i political Influence, so us to afford a
'air chance to ev. rj citisen, without r.g.tr.l to rave,
-. Ilgloua belli f or political affiliations.
Fourth Wc demand mat the city shall retain the
)wnershlp of Hs 'ranchi***, and tl.at all granta
thereof be for limit,* 1 periods, in crier that |n
r, i-es of value shall neerin- to the people; we de?
li ind stringent -up. rvlslon ot -:.is nnd railroad
rompanles uni of ali other corporatlona using city
'ranchi***, so ns to insure Sdequst* service nt rea
?on.ible rnt.-s
Fifth W.- d -maud better rapid transit facilities
without unreasonable dela)
Sixth We i maud that adequate school gosses*
nodatlona be provided for all children ol - hool asra
md that the .-Hid.-ney of th. public achoo!* be
Headily increased by the adoption of th. be*4 ?du
-atlonal m ?! hods
Seventh We demand that th- Bight-Hour Labor
.-?w now on th> stat'tt,* n-ioks be enforced as to all
?mph,}'es of the etty snd its contractors, and that
-.ll such employes be paid Bl the prevailing rate of
rages In their respective trades, .- rn quired by law
Eighth -We demand that the lyetem of small
?arks in the m-ic crowded perta of tbe city be ex
ended: that bain* and lavatories adequate to tha
millie needs be es aUllahed; thal tue policy of put?
ing the best pavements In tb* afreets of the mast
l.-ns.-ly peopled district shall be carried on aril ex
.-n.I,-I. rmi th.i: all the laws providing f,tr tie im
irovement and better sanitation of tenement-house*
>e carried into effect Ht the tarli, it practicable
lute.
Ninth?The way in whick our streets kava been
-leaned under the present sdmlnlstratlon is an II
ia-.ration of the rSSUltS (0 be obtained by applying
msiness methods to municipal a ff a Ira; and ire le
nand that in the government of th<* etty there
riall be no return t* the former system of IneSI
?lency and sraste. without ealtlng upon any citi?
on to surrender In any degree h-.s allegiance to hla
?arty. w?* Insist upon en entire separation af mu?
li, ipnl government from National and State hE
ice, and we appeal to all good citsens, or what
v.-r party ty unite With us In rtn orgamzcl effort
o accompli*!) the objects of thi* t'nlon
Th* next election, to he helj in this e tv In Ve?
en.:,,.-, ki:, wl'.l i- .h.* nm separate election Vin.
'.-r the :n-w Constitution, With
'on un
a the . v.--.Mon of
\ lemblymea u I Judge, only local officer* will
?c chosen, ["hey will is. H liayor .. Dlstrlct-At.
orney. .. Controller ,, County Clerk a lte_l*ler
bsucs presented wi! be purely local.

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