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The task is to know -what are the proper mediums and the right charges. It is business pure and simple. Fay lor results and expect them though there is a lit tle guess work, necessarily, about advertising. The TIMES' cir culation last week was 223,642 tmt. THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. WASHINGTON, T. C, MONDAY, 3TJEBRUARY 8. 1S97 SIX PAGES VOL. III. ITO. 1.058 ONE CENT CZAR MCIIOUIS WIS FITS Ills Condition Alarming to Eu rope's Royal Families. THEY OCCUR ONCE A MONTH The Ruler of the Russias lias Been Advised to Allow the Xew Coun cil of Stute to Attend to His Im perial Duties The Reform Pro tocol Completed. Berlin, Feb. 7. There is tlie very best authority for the htatement Hint the draft of the reform protocol an completed by the ambassadors at their conferences iu Constantinople is drawn up on Hie as sumption that the sultan -will accept the proposals, but there isnorefereuce therein cither diicctly or indirectly to any possi bility of a resort to coercion on the part of the powers to enforce them. The peculiar ailment of the czar has been no secret at the German courts for some years. Since lie was a lad emerging from boyhood it has been known that he was Mibject to occasional fits. 1 hey were rare, however, and wore s lpposed after the closest medical diagnoses to be likely to disappear as his phjsiuue stieugthoncd. The ft.eizuret, which in His eauy youth took ptacc aba it every four months, became more frequent and of a more distinctly epileptic type, tut they were never paitie ularly trying to Ills constitution until after he became burdened with the woik and troubles inseparable from the throne. During the last year he lias had pro nounced epileptic beizures about once a month. No serious fears are entertained that he will be obliged to create a regency, nor are there any as to immediate danger to his lire. His royal relatives are tlittrcssed, how ever, by the possibility or body and mind being weakened if tlie seizures do not lessen in frequency, and are understood to concur In urging tlie czar to give up most of his imperial duties to the projected new council of state. His medical attendants have prescribed a ttrict regimen designed to strengthen espe cially the nervous system. There is better news about the condition of the ezarc witch, and tlie czar's younger brother, tlie Grand Duke Michael, always In delicate health, is becoming stronger. Since tlie return of Baron Marschall Von Bierberstein from recuperating in Switzer land ltis old political opponents have reopen ed their campaign nga.nst htm and much on the old lines. He is accused of influencing the kaiser in renewing the tension of rela tions with Prime Bismarck, inciting him against Count Herbert Bismarck, and trying to divert the impel ial policy generally to ward favoring Anglo-Austnan rather than the Russian policy in the East. GOSSIP FROM CANTON. "Major McKinley Will Not Hurry Diplomatie Appointments. Canton, Ohio, Teb. 7. Major McKinley attended church this morning. He was accompanied by Representative F. H. "Wilson, or Brooklyn, and Executive Clerk I'i uden, or the White House The preacher was Rev. William McATec, of Columbus, who was Major McKinley 's pastor when lie was governor or Ohio. Representative Wilson left for the East at 2 o'clock, but had nothing to say about his interview with Major McKinley. Mr. S. A. Ferkins, assistant secretary or the National Republican Club, who is in chargeof the permanent headquarters in Washington, arrived in Canton tonight, lie came by way of Cleveland, where he had a long interview with Mr. H.uma alout the work and plans of the committee. Mr. Hanua'it friends in Cleveland are pretty open in the assertion that he will not accept the Cabinet portfolio. It develops here from talks with promi nent mm wl.o have visited Major Mc Kinley recentlj that lie does not expect to make many appointment to the dip lomatic and consular ton-ice till tlie extra css'on is well under way. His idea is that the business of the country ought to be attended to before the work of ap portioning the patronage is taken up. He thinks his first duty is to do ail that be can to hasten the return of prospeiity. It is pretty general! understood that tlie reorganization of the conpular seivice will ot lie seriously commenced before June 1. M.VXi: CHRISTIANS KILLED. The Turkish Troops Toole Part in the Fighting. Athens Feb. 7. A dispatch from Canea to tlie Asty states that incessant rifle and cannon firing was heard outside Canea Yesterday and today and that the Turk ish troops took part in the fighting, using artillery. Many Christians were killed. It is reported that the Christians have captured the arsenal at Suda. Tlie Asty's correspondent adds that he Eaw Moslems pillaging tlie baker's quar ters in Canea and killing and mutilating Epirot bakers. THE DAMAGED BROOKLYN. The Cruiser Towed to lasagne Island Navy Yard. Philadelphia, Feb. 7. Tlie damaged cruiser Brooklyn was brought from Marcus Hook to League Island navy yard this afternoon. The cruiser has been anchored at Marcus Hook hince she scraped her bot tom along Schooner Ledge last Saturday, as the ice in the river has been too heavy to risk bringing the vessel through itto League Island. As the river is again practically clear and the vessel's draught lias been lowered over two feet by lighter ing her stores and ammunition, It was de cided to take advantage of a full tide and come up to League Island today. The trip was not made under the Brook lyn's own steam, but she was towed by four tugs and one of the most experienced pilots on tho river Tvas In charge of the. cruiser. Tonight the vessel is anchored In the Delaware River off League Island and will probably be put in the dry dock there to undergo repairs on Tuesday. It was discovered yesterday by a diver that iu addition to damaging her bottom when she struck, a piece a foot long and 6ix Inches wide was broken off one of the blades of the propeller on the port side. A Man Roasted to Death, nttsburg, Feb. 7. By the caving in of a dugout at Culmcrvllle last night Charles Willis, colored, thirty-eight 3 ears old, was knocked into a blazing coal fire and burned to death. Three comoanioas Tvere injur etli SO SIGN OF THE WARSHIPS. I'hcy Failed to Arrive at Charles ton When Expected. Charleston, S. C, Feb. 7. The expected warships did not arrive today. The water front was lined with anxious people all day long, but not a gunboat came over the hori zon line. The transport Fern wentoutthis morning with mail and dispatches for Ad miral Buncc, but, as none of the ships weie sighted, she anchored outside, and willprob ably wait for them there. Late this after noon the dispatch boat Dolphin arrived off the jetties from tlie South. Tlie Dolphin has been detailed on tho. coast of Florida. She, of course, had no news of the fleet. The Clyde liner Comanche, some hours overdue, came in tonight from New Yoik and had not spoken to the warships that lea Hampton Roads Thursday .morning. Capt. Pennington told of a severe storm encountered off the Capes on Saturday, and from his description of it the warships must have caught it also. The shirs that lert Hampton Roads Thursday, were the cruiser New York, the battleship Maine, the cruiser Columbia, and the doublc-tur-reted monitor Amphitritc. Thislast named vesat-1 is built -with very low free-board, and, it is thought, would have an ex tremely rough time in a storm. At a late hour tonight the warships had not blen reported, but it is confidently ex pected they will show up in the morning. Other? ships from the South may also be in tomorrow. , GOODBY TO MRS. CLEVELAND A Touching Scene at Dr. Sunder land's Church. The Congregation Toole Leave of the Mistress of the White House After Communion. A touching incident maiked Mrs. Cleve land's last communion Sunday at Dr. Sun derland's chinch yes tenia morning. Dr. Sunderland, the venerable pastor of the church, who had officiated ot Mis. Cleve land's maniage, and wl.o has baptized her children, had concluded the regular morning service, but a majority of the congregation had remained for Communion. The sacrament was loleinnized as usual, when Dr. Hundeilaud aiOFe and addressed the congregation. "Mr.. Cleveland is with us today at this communion service," he said, "where she has ben many t.mcs before, hut as this is piobably the last time she will t,e present on such an occasion I lave felt that it would be appropriate to testify the esteem and affect on of the congrega tion toward her, as one who in her high place had shown an example of wise Chris tian womanhood, and that if the w;iild kindly remain in her pew until the j.cople pass by and take her b the hand it would be a source of great satisfaction to us all." This outburst of emotion on the part of Pr.simdeilandaffectedMrs. Cleveland. Tlie congregation began to file by l.er and to all she extended her hand and gave them a cordial handshake. As the line began to pass she regained her composure, and as people she knew passed she spoke a few words of regret at leaving. Dr. Sunderland came up and stocd be side Mrs. Cleveland, and as the last of the congregation were filing out tears filled the eyes of the pastor as he realized that this was the last time she would be present at such a service. After chatting pleasantly with Dr. Sun derland Mrs. Cleveland started to leave the church, when the sexton was seen com ing up the ais-Io. He hesitated, not know ing whether he would be allowed to shake hands with tlie first lady ot the land. Mrs. Cleveland,-with her usual tact, no ticed h'.? agitation and calling him to her shook his hand and spoke a few words of farewell. She then entered her car rlage and returned to the White House. Dr. Sunderland, when seen last night, said : 'When I went into the pulpit I had no idea of saying what I did, but when I saw Mrs. Cleveland sitting alone in her pew, I realized that this was her last commun ion with us, and Knowing the affection felt by the congregation for her, I asked her to remain. It was simply anemctional act on rny part." There is a precedent for the jetton of Dr. Sunderland. Shortly before Fresident Polk's term expired his wife attended the Presbyterian Church, and was re quested to remain, as was Mrs. Cleveland. Mrs. Polk did so, willingly, as did the present mistress or the White House. It was claimed last night by members of the congregation that Mrs. Cleveland be came angry at Dr. Sunderland's action, but there is no foundation for this state ment. ANTI-SCALP! NG HILL'S CHANCES. Chairman Caldwell Believes It May Become a Law. Chicago, Feb. 7. Chairman Caldwell, of the Western and Transcontinental Passen ger associations, returned to his office yesterday, having been absent in Wash ington and Xew York nearly two "weeks in the interest of the Sherman anti-scalping bill. Regarding the prospects for the passage of the bill Mr. Caldwell said there was a good fighting chance for the bill to become law, but as the days of the short session pas? by the chances diminish. Tho Union Pacific Foreclosure. . St. Louis, Feb. 7. Judge Sanborne of the United States circuit couit, sitting in chambers yesterday, signed an order ap rolnting William D. Cornish of St. Taiil, Minn., special master of the court to receive all intervening petitions that may be filed in the case of the United States against the Union Pacific Railway. The master is alto authorized to examine and repoit upon all accounts submitted by the receiveis of the same railway company. Armed Men to Guard Dim. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 7. Gov. Bradley yesterday issued an official order to Col. John B.Castlcman, of the Louisville Legion, for a detail of fifty men, to act as escort to tlie ' sheriff of Marion county when that official takes the colored man, Wil liam Black, to Lebanon, Tuesday morning to stand trial on the charge of outraging Mrs. Edward Clark last November. Two attempts have been made to lynch Him. A Volcano in Ernption. City of Mexico, Feb. 7. The Orizaba volcano last night w,as somewhat active, throwing a red light against the sky and emitting large columns of smoke. The In habitants are alarmed and fear that an earthquake will occur. Watch for town and railroad. Congress Heights Corpany. RE. DR.WILLUIIS RESIGNS His Health nas Been Failing Since His Daughter's Death. - HE WILL GO TO A SANITARIUM Do Went to South Carolina Six IMonths Ago to Recuperate, But Was followed by Disturbing Humors Involving His Pastoral Work. Rev. Gilbert F. Williams, for ten years past rector or Christ Church, just this side of the Navy Yard, in southeast Washington, the oldest Episcopal parish in the city, has resigned and will go into retirement at a sanitarium. Tlie Rev. Dr. T. S. Childs, archdeacon or Washington, will be in charge of the church for the pres ent, at least. Back ot this simple announcement lies a story, whose tangled threads will proba bly never be unravelled Tor the public. The facts are known to only three or four persons -and are not likely to go farther. Dr. Williams is a native of Charleston, S. C. He lias been in the Episcopal min istry about thirty years, having charge of parishes at Hancock, Md., and Port Tobacco, among other places, before coming to Washington. His family then consisted of his wife, a son and a daughter. The latter grew to lie a beautiful woman and was her father's constant and devoted assistant, especially in his mluistratioiid to the poor and the sick. Five years ago, after a trying illness, bhe died. Her rather was greatly exhausted by his at tendance upon her, at tlie same time caring Tor his church work. He never recovered from the shock caused by her death. Two years ago he began to suffer with tevere pams in the l.tad, and six months apo his vestry voted him a vacation with the pun ose that he should icst and re cover his health. Dr. Childs took charge or the church. The rector went to Cl.eiaw, S. C, where he lived quietly with 1 da tives under the caie of his wife. His health impiovtd very little. .At out the time Dr. Williams went to Eoath Carolina a young woman who was a member of the choir at Christ Chinch and a teacher in tlie Sunday tel ool went to the country ab the had done foi several summers pa:-t. There had Leen tome talk alout her conduct with a young business man of that part of the city. This spiead rapidly when she returned, and the young man left his employment for another place. Stories got in ciiculation con necting Dr. Williams' name unfaiorahly with the affair. He was infoimed of them and wio:e a letter to his vestry stating plainly the facts in the case to rar as he knew them. Inquiry was made as to when these re ports originated. Tlie business iiinn denied positively having known anything or said anything reflecting upon the rector's char acter. But the effect upon the sick mail of the excitement was very unfnorablc, and there, seemed no likelihood or his recovery without a long rest in retirement with the most skillful medical care. As Dr. Williams has been for years a chaplain at the Government Asylum for the In sane, at Anacostia, Drs. Godding and Witmer have been consulted frequently as to his condition. He returncd-herc a week ago, and they made a careful review of the case. Their conclusion was that he must have absolute rest for a time, to be determined only by his improvement. In consequence his resignation was offered and accepted at the vestry meeting last Wednesday night. The plans of the family have not yet been fully decided upon, and it is not known whet her they will remain in Washlugton or not. SHE PLEAD FOR DUESTKOW. Novel Reason Urged for Commuta tion of Dis Sentence. St. Louis, Feb. 7 Mrs. Minor Meri wether, the leader or the woman suffra gists of Missouri and a woman distin guished among advanced thinkeis, yester day addressed a letter to Gov. Stephens asking for a commutation of the death sentence imposed upon Dr. .Arthur Due strow, to impibonment for life. Her principal reason is that Duestrow's crime was directly chargeable to liquor, and that as the State authorizes the sale or liquor which diives men to crime, it is partieeps criminis and should not punish with extreme penalty one of its citizens for committing a crime to which 1L has in morals, if not in law,contiibuted. niSrROOFDISSTHOYED BY FLOOD Jatnes Denworth, a Grand Army Man, Convicted of Fraud. Williamsport, Feb. 7. James B. Den worth, two years ago a candidate for de partment commander of the G. A. R., and wbo was convicted at the October term of the United Stater, court of accepting illegal toca In collection of pensions, has been ordered to appear at Pittsburg, be fore Judge Buffington, for sentence. Mr. Denworth lias been 1 of used a new trial twice. Mr. Denworth says that the flood of 1SS9 destroyed papeisthat would have pioven his innocence. A Chiclten Thief Killed. Macon, Ga., Feb. 7. J. T. Speer, Jr., a young white man, was shot and instantly killed late last night by Mr. E. K. An thony. Speer was trying to steal chickens when Anthony fired in the direction of the fowl house, the load tearing a ghastly wound in the back pait of Speei's head. The coroner's verdict was justifiable hom icide. Speer had been regarded as of good character, and was a fine carpenter. He leaves a wife and two children. " Assignment of a Druggist. St. Louis, Feb. 7. Leland Miller, one of the leading retail druggists of this city, failed yesterday. A deputy sheriff placed executions upon the place for $14,000, which Is only a part of the indebtedness. London Warehouse Destroyed. London, Feb. 7. Maple & Co.'s large warehouse, located In Camdentown, used for the storage of the furniture and val uables of absent Londoners, was burned to the ground last night. Loss, 80,000. Silk Hands Strnck. New York, Feb. 7. Three hundred hands employed at Reillng, David & Schoen'ssilk mill, West Hoboken, struck yesterday and marched outowingtoa reductionof wages. - lo.Tnnh Qtnnir "RonrrlR SI Pr 1 flfl Vt 1 Libbey & Co., Gth Bt- and New York. ave. HIS SIN FOU2?D HTM OUT. A PromlnentLawyor Attempted Sui cide While Under Arrest. Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 7. Daniel R. Os good, a lawyer of prominence, and widely known, once a leading' candidate ror the Republican nomination for attorney gen eral, was arrested Friday night by Sheriff Wolsey, of Tecumsch, on the charge of instigating the burning or an elevator at that place last November. Bail was given. Osgood for many years lived at Te cumsch, and he and the sheriff were old friends. In consideration of this the mat ter was kept quiet, the officer remaining over night with his prisoner. This morn ing he was permitted to go to the barn and the two started directly arter for the depot. On the way Osgood became deathly sick. He confessed to the sheriff that he had taken poison and expected to die. He was taken to n doctor's orfice and a physician worked over him for two hours, succeeding in bringing him back to u normal condition. THROUGH THE TRESTLE Jin Excursion Train Fell into a Raging Creek. The Passengers, Caught Liho Ruts in a Trap, Uuttled Frantically for Their Lives. Cumberland, Md., Feb. 7. An excursion train on the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad, a branch feeder of the Baltimore and Ohio, went through a trestle at Frank lin Mine, Maryland, at midnight last night. The track-walker passed over the trestle a short time before and it was all right. Tlie train was running at rull bpeed. The engine crossed over in safety, but the com bination coach and rear car fell through the trestle into a raging creek. There were fifteen passengers on board. The cars rap Idly filled with water, and the battling of the passengers for an etlt whs terrible. As far as known, all the passengers esiaped. Engineer Ross iecelvcd injuries rrom which he died today, and Fireman Howard was badly injured. The accident was caused by the center props of the trestle being knocked down and carried away by an. ice gorge. THE SOUTH DAKOTA MUDDLE. An Effort Being Made to Unite the Silver Men. Pierre, S. D., Feb. 7 - J. 1). Johnson, i the member or the Democratic national committee wl.o has been sent on froi.: Washington to look nfter the Senatorial difficult, has arrived. no is reported to have said that he it not sent ami does not intend to interfere or attempt to inter fere as between the Jjjrfercut free silver candidates. Mr. Johnson's mission is to try and unite tlie different factions upon some one candidate who Is a thorough exponent of Tree silver, either Populist or Democrat. THEY WALKED TO CHURCH How the Vanrterbilte Passed Their First Sunday in. Washington. They Attended St. John's Church and Mr. Vnnderbilt Put Forty Dollars in tho Plato. The fiist Sunday of Mr. Vanderhilt and family iu AVashington furnished a good deal of that charming weather they have come here to seek, and consequently a favorable day for attending church. Mr. Vanderbilt is now a member or St. John's Clr.irch, the congregation of which is composed ota great many of the wealthiest and most benevolent people or Washington, the rector, Rev. Mackay-Smitli, D. D,, being himself noted for his many and handsome girts for tho poor of the city. It was announced when Mr. Vanderbilt was about to come to Washington, that one of the reasons for his choice of a winter's residence here was that he was fond of walking, and" that the pavements or N'cw York were too hard to admit ol this exercise with any degtee or per sonal comfort. It was known beforehand to Mr. Vanderbilt that the Washington winter weather, "when it is fair, is very fair, and that, when it comes to making it salubrious to older, the local Weather Bureau people can throwthreesixes twenty nine times out of thirty, yesterday being u case in point. It was a little windy in the morning, so that Mr. Vanderbilt post poned his attendance on divine seivice un til the service at 4:15 p. in., when the pavements were as soft as those on the sunny side of the Xow Jerusalem, and the sunshine was as golden as if it were hang ing down the back of Hebe out on a spring frolic. Mr. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Vanderbilt and their little daughter walked to church, in thoroughly democratic, fashion, and just as if they hadn't money enough to buy up all the livery stables in Washington, Bos ton, Chicago, Baltimore and Hyattsville. The Vanderbiits are in mourning, and were dressed very quletl, of course, although they are not ery ostentatious un der other conditions in l.he matter of dress. There was a story after church that Mr. Vanderbilt had put two $20 bills in the plate at the offertory, which was verified by one of the young men 111 attendance. This possibly made some of the $1 hills look greener than usual, but their time will come again when Mr. Vanderbilt goes back to New York. To all appearances Mr. Vanderbilt is in god health, and walks with very little assistance from his cane. He took the long way home from church, going down II tc Vermont avenue, acioss Farraguo square to K stieet and thence to the Lowery mansion. Mr. Vanderbilt will doubtless have the desired opportunity of making himself familiar with many of the beautiful walks of Washington if the present fine weather continues, and helvill then know exactly what the poet meant when he talked al.out that celebrated Irving picture of winter lingering in tne lap of bpring, in the l-orthwost, where there aie now come fine' building lots' afthc very reasonable rates of from $5 to 58 a fcot, square meabure. It was desired to know-something about Mr. Yanderbilt's way or spending Sunday, so a reporter called at his residence. A gentleman in waiting, in a green jackec and some other apparel, confronted two local press representatives at the shining portals, so to speak. In answer to five questions, the young man in the emerald I tunic replied: "I Lave nothing to say." II PENSIOIMBLEBR INSANE A New Victim of the Old Ford Theater Disaster. CRAZED BY THE COLLAPSE A Claim for S8.000 Instituted Last Saturday in Behalf of George E. Giles, Now at St. Elizabeth's. Congressman Sauerheriug Filed Some Interesting Affidavits. A new claim, for $8,000, has been made against the government on account of the collapse or Ford's Theater. The claimant, George E. Giles, was stated yesterday by his legal representative to be in St. Elizabeth's Asylum, and it will be sub mitted as proof iu the case that the in sanity of the patient is directly due to the terrible accident ot June 0, 1803. Congressman Sauerheriiig, or Wisconsin, lias interested himself in tills case largely because Giles Is a native of Wisconsin. Mr. Giles, tlie unfortunate clerk, has an aged mother at Watertown, Wis. Some time ago the news was published or the suicide or a Mr. Giles at Chicago. This was a brother or the man now in St Elizabeth's, and it Is said that the suicide was mainly due to the news received of the rate of George Giles, the claimant. I'he two most important affidavits in the case were filed on Saturday with tlie Fold's Theater Congressional commis sioners. One or these Is the affidavit of a doctor at St. Elizabeth's, and the other that or the doctor who attended Giles up to the time It was necessary to send him to tlie asylum. It has been otrered in evidence by the government in these cases that the clerks who reported for duty after the accident were for that reason uninjuied. It was nevertheless stated yesterday that at least two of tlie cases showed tlie fallacy or this reasoning. One of tlie clerks told a Times reporter that in one case a clerk who was not apparently injured continually told his friends that he was sick. The victim of what was supposed to be a Italluciratton went to see a physician and insisted on an examination. Tlie story told was that the clerk never got up from the table on which he was examined, having died there, proba bly rrom the long-pent-up fright experienced at the time or the acc.de nt. Giles' case was stated to be somewhat different. His narrow escape preyed on his mind, and it is f-aid that this was ob served by the chiefs in charge. The asso ciations were too much for him and he was finally transferred to the Pension Ofrice. from which he was discharged. His mind continued to be affected until it was necessary to send himtothcasyiuiu Mr. Giles is not a violent patient and U given many liberties at the asylum, as U usual in such cases. Mr.. Giles appears to have been un fortunate it: not having filed an applica tion at the time the others were filed, but, as stated, the impression grew among the clerks that the mere fact that they were able to report for duty was a suf ficient reason, iii the opinion of the gov ernment officers, to preclude anything like a claim. Mr. Saiicrhering said last night that he thought there was merit in the claim and that he will do what he can to establish it before the commission. lie will proba bly be able to submit testimony this week in addition to the affidavits of tlie phy siclaus, which additional testimony will gc to piove the conncccion between the present condition of Mr. Giles and the accident. Mr. Saucrheriag said that the sum asked was apparently laige, but that it would scarcely be so considered when the wreck ing or Giles' lire and the support of his family arc taken into account. MASON SPEAKS FOlt CUBA. He Charges the Spaniards With Be ing "Murderers. Chicago, Feb. 7. Senator-elect William E. Mason was given a reception last night by the Mer.okcn Club, of which he is a member. In thecourseot a speccli he said- "I have disagreed with people some times, but what I am going to say r.ow is a question of patriotism, not politic. I Avas in the Supreme Court on Monday when the attorney general sought to advance the interests of tlie Cubans who wanted to get to their own country. And ir I get In any trouble it will be on this teore. "Have you read how the Spaniards arc killing women and children? Do you know how boys are shot every dny? I tell you I am sick and tired or men and children being murdered nt our doors acd turning back and faying, 'Wc'ic rot our hiotheis' keepers.' 1 say we aie oui brothers' keepers. And whether, 1 am blamed or praised I shall never be silent until the belligerency or Cuba is recognized." GREEKS TO THE RESCUE. The Government Wants Money to Support the Cretans. London, Feb. 7. A dispatch from A then', to tlie Central News says that the Greek government has asked tlie chamber to grant a credit or 1 00,000 drachmas, to be devoted to the support of the Cretans, who are flee ing to Greece owing to the disturbances iu Crete. The dispatch adds that Prince George, sec ond son of the King of Greece, will com mand tlie Grecian torpedo fleet, winch is in readiness to start for Crete. Damage Caused by Heavy Rains. Pittsburg, Fa., Feb. 7. The rain of the past two days has caused a rapid rise iu the rivers. The docks at Brownsville, on the Monnngahela River, were washed away yesterday by floating ice, causing a loss of $3,000. Thepleasurestcanicr Josephine was sunk at Glenwood. The lose will be $3,000, but it is possible the boat can be raised and repaired. No further damage is expected. Birmingham's New Steel Plant. Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 7. A deal has just beeri' consummated whereby Birming ham is to have a steel plant within six montlis. Telegraphic Brevities. The South Dakota senate has passed an anti-trust law, fixing the minimum penalty at $5,000. A, gigantic pool ot lake dredgers has been formed at Chicago, with a capital of $5,000,000. The Supreme Tribunal, Knights of Py thias, closed its sitting at Indinnapolis, Saturday. It decided that tlie so-called new ritual was not legally adoptee. WANT TO BREAK THE WTI.L. Relatives of the Late Millionaire Hopkins After His Fortune. Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 7. Twenty-nine relatives or Millionaire Charles Grandi son nopkins have filed papers in a suit In the circuit court here to break his will. They include Charles Grandison Hop kins, nephew, of St. Louis; MrsMlIanche Either, of SagInaw,Mich.,audMrs..Varcissa Nelson, of Indianapolis. Hopkins was seventy-five years old and unmarried, and his will expressly stated that he had no wife or issue. To his secretary, Thomas M. Barr, he gave out right $325,000. and toMIss Elizabeth Cal vert, his housekeeper, property valued at $100,000 or more. The petition to set aside the will sets forth that Hopkins, be ing in his dotage, was unduly influenced by Barr and Miss Calvert. BILLED HERSELF AND CHILDREN The Tragedy Was Caused by Do mestic Unhappinews. Big Timber, Mont., Feb. 7. The wife of John Cort last evening threw her three children into the Yellowstone River and then Jumped after them. All were drowned and the bodies have not yet been recovered. The cause of the tragedy is said to be do mestic unhappiness. Tlie three children were under two years of age, two being twins. SPAIN'S LOVE FOR CDBA Au Interview "With Minister De Lome on the Reforms. He Says the- Mother Country Has Extended Her Arms Filled With Good Things. Tlie Spanish legation has received, with the full abstract of the new reforms for the Islands of Cuba and Porto Rico, the preamble of SenorCanovas, announcingthe terms of the new decree. This preamble expresses the kindliest feelings- toward the Cuban people, and declares that their mother Spain is disposed, as she always has been, to open her arms to them and to extend amnesty for past offenses. Minister Dupuy de Lome discussed the scope of the reforms today with a repre sentative of the United Associated Presses, and said, in substance: "The electoral reforms were not referred to at length In the decree of the ministry, for the reason that they will require the. action of the cortes. I am informed, how ever, that the government contemplates extending greatly the basis of the suffrage. "It is the purro'e of the government to show the greatest generosity toward the insurgents who lay down their arms. The reforms canno well be put In full effect unt'l the sovereignty of Spain is acknowledged in all parts of the i.land. The government will not relax its military activity in any degree if the insuigents show a disposition to continue the con test and rail to appreciate the great concessions made by the heme governmtnt. Spain has gone to the utmost limit in her generosity to the Cuban people, and has established a system by which the island v ill heienfter be governed in Cuba, by resldents of the island, instead of being governed fiom Madrid. "The tariff features of the new decree are very comprehensive in their scope and mean a great deal for the United States as well as for Cuba." Dissatisfaction iu Spain. Madrid, Feb. 7. There is much dissatis faction expressed here over what are believed to be the excessive concessions made to the Cubans in the scheme of re forms, and it is thought that cabinet changes are likely to result. It is 1 eported today that Marquis Pidalor Gen. Martinez Campos will shortly replace Senor Del Castillo, the prime minister. Tlie latter, should he resign, would place himself at tho disposal of the crown, which would possibly advise him to support Marquis Pidal. In an interview today Prime Minister Cano as del Castillo declared that tlie gov ernment would legally execute the reforms in Cuba, and would not wait for the com plete pacification of the island. It would be sufficient if the rebellion were con fined to the eastern provinces. SLATTERY MOBBED AGAIN. An Armed Escort Necessary to Pro tect Hitn From Injury. Philadelphia, Feb. 7. When ex-Priest Joseph Slattery concluded bis lecture, at Industrial Art Hall, this evening, and ap peared at the door to take his carriage to Ins hotel, a mob that filled Broad street in front of the hall greeted him with groans of derision. There was a good force of police present and a way to the carriage was cleared. Two policemen got in the the carriage with Slattery and his wire and drove off. The crowd before the hall was held in check by the police, but parties or men and boys armed with stones and bricks were lying in wait in the alleys along Broad street. As the carriage passed these points vol leys or stones greeted It. The windows were Smashed. Policeman Clements was cut over the right eye, Policeman Doria' finger was cut slightly, and Slattery had a Similar injury. Doris pat his revolver out of the broken window and fired five shots on the ground. It is said two shots were fired from tlie crowd, and that one of them cut Policeman Clements' eye. AU the occupants arrived at the hotel without serious injury, but the cirriage was a wreck. Slattery had a similar experience last week. A Pennsylvania Church Burned. Allcntown.Pa., Feb. 7. -While St. Luke's Lutheran Sunday-school was in session this afternoon, the building was set on fire by a defective tlue. The members of the Sunday-school, 230 in number, got out In safety, amid much excitement. Loss, $5,000; insurance, $3,000. Cable Flashes. Tho Portuguese parliament Avas dissolved at Lisbon yesterday. It id announced from the Vatican that the pope is in good health and will attend a requiem mass In commemoration of Pope Pins IX, on Monday. Sixty-five per cent of the striking Ham burg dock laborers voted, Saturday, In favor of resuming work, the remaining 35 per ceut voting favorable to continuing the strike. E. C. Bredin, the champion runner of tho London Athletic Club, was defeated in a 140-yard race Saturday by A. K. Downer, the Scotch champion, or the Scottish Peli cans, of Edinburgh. Downer won by a vard and a- half. SOUTH CAROLINA'S VOTE Gov. Evans' Views on Stopping the Electoral Count. CHANDLER OPPOSES MRRAY The Palmetto State Politician Says Let theBIuff Go On The Snpreiuo Court the Proper Tribunal Au Old Trick of Southern Bepub licans. Hon. John Gary Evans, governor of South Carolina at the time of the adoption of its present constitution, which Con gressman Aim-ray threatens to use to de rail the inauguration of Mr. McKinley, ar rived In the city yesterday, and is at the rtalelgh Hotel. Mr. Evans recently made the race for United Status -Senator from South Carolina, but was defeated by the defection of several of those who were prominent in the "Tillman movement," which made Tillman and Irby Senators from that State. The ex-governor takes a radically dif ferent lew or the proper way of proceed ing with the Murray nightmare from that expressed by other Palmetto State poli ticians. He said lass night that, so Tar as he had been able to read, there wasn't enough yet stated concretely to lmilcate that the sensation would matcralize. The last statements are, he continued, that it will all be contingent on a petition which is said to exist somewhere in South Carolina, expressing the burning desire oC the .Republicans down there to stop the Presidential count unless South Carolina is siionged off the electoral blackboard. If there be such a petition, said Gov. Evans, it is a document gotten up by the Republican politicians, white and black, who merely play the game in that State to make martyrs of themselves with every incoming .Republican administration, and, evidently, as a possible chance for federal offices. Gov. Evans doej no; think that ttn proper course to pursue, even ir tne petition de veloped, Is to interfere with the count. That would not help South Carolina iu any particular and, in the end, the legal ity of the constitution would have to be determined. Of this consti;utionality. ha said, he has rot the slightest doubt. The terms of the registration law are fair, and, as a matter of fact, there were very few Republicans who offered themselves to register when they had the opportunity The chief cause ot complaint ia against the "understanding" clause of the rcgistra Iton law, which require;, the offering voter to be able to read and intelligently explain two or three sections or the Constitution, and which provision will cease to exist in 1S98- If the applicant for regiatratiui feel's that he lias been aggrieved he has the right of appcaL Seme appeals have been, in fact, taken in Beaufort county, which is in the Palmetto Black Felt, but there has been no disposition to carry the cases any higher. Gov. Evans said: "Let the electoral vote be thrown ut if partisanship must have it to, and lee the vindication of the State constitution come from the proper tribunal, the Su preme Court of the United States." Theru is practically nothing new in the present State constitution, he said. It is almost a re-enactment of the Miesislppl plan. which is familiar to the whole country, and especially to Congress and Congres sional investigating committees. Gov. Evans made ro bones about his advocacy of this plan on the stump in the cam paign and before the constitutional con vention. He, in fact, wrote a great deal of the text of the new constitution. Gov. Evans has not come t Washington, he says, by reason of the agitation grow ing out of Mr. Murray's protest. He baa a matter of business at the Treasury Department relating to the direct tax claims, a settlement of which iu favor of the State was secured by Senator Tillman when he was t overnor of South Carolina, and which involved hundreds of thousands of dollars for the people of that State. Gov. Evans is a nephew of the famous Gen. Mart Gary, who, with Gen. M. C Butler, recently United States Senator from South Carolina, was In the forefront of the race wars of that State inthe Hayev Tilden campaign, which ended in the overthrow of the Republican State govern ment and the election or Gen. Hampton as goernor and United States Senator. Chamberlain, the Republican opponent ot Hampton, was practically a prisoner la the statehouse, guarded by troops sent to the State capital by President Grant. The electoral vote was so closu that it is the common story that Grant withdrew the troops from the statehouse .on condition that the Democrats would make no contest Tor the electoral vote of the State, and it was counted Tor Hayes. The secret or tne weukening or Congress man .Murray on his proposed protest, whu h was evident on Saturday, is stated on good authority to be due to a talk he had with. Senator Chandler, on whom South Carolina Republican politicians have always counted to wave the bloody shirt. Senator Chand ler, it appears, has made an assignment of Ins stock in this Industrr. A Congressman, told a Times reporter yesterday that Mr. Murray had a talk, with Mr. Chandler on Saturday on the subject of this protest, and that Mr. Chandler advised htm unequivo cally to let It alone- The Congressman who made this statement was present during; the talk. A Fatal Railroad Collision. Atlanta, Ga Feb. 7. A special to the Constitution reports a head end collision at McGec's switch, Ala., on the Louisville and Nashville road. Two were killed and tW7 injured. A Small Balance Retured. Assistant Secretary or Agriculture Dah ney, who waschnirnianaftheboardof man agement of the government ethiblt at the Atlanta exposition, in an elaborate report to the President on the affairs of the ex position, says that of the $200,000 appro priated ror the government exhibit $12,000 was returned tothe United States Treasury. Deaths of a Day. Albert M. "Billings, at Chicago. last night, aged eighty-two. Juan Manuel Florca. governor of Durango, Mexico, at that place. Gen. Raffaelo Cadorna. at Rome, Italy, yesterday, aged eighty-one. Harry C.Dlmock. at Lancaster, Pa-,Sat-urday night. Aged thirty-eight. "Fritz" Hir.cklcy, husband of Florence j Blythc. the heiress, at Portland. Ore., Sat I urday night. Aged twenty-six.