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TkfTDQBfffir 226,815 There are all sort of pictures, out for practical, every-day use it Is linrd to beat tlio I iettrcs created directly In the newspaper reader's mind by the deft use of type. nteliife$twi was THE LARGEST IN THE GITT. . YOL. IU. NO. 1,073 HIASSAGRE JILL PRISONER! Jfeillicr Turks Nor Christians Show Aiiv Quarter. FIRED ON A FLAG OF TRUCE The ChrlstinnsAttnched the Consuls of the Allies Great Indignation in Greece Over the Bombardment. Col. Vassos lias One Hundred Prisoners iu Ills Camp. - Canca, Feb. 22. The British, Italian and Russian consuls, who recently went -to Eelino to inquire Into the situation there, returned today, bringing with them 170 Mussulmans, who feared to remain In the town. The consuls state that they were unable to negotiate with the combatants, who were resolved to fight to the end. Both Miles, Moslems and Christians, refused to be hampered with prisoners, and there fore massacred all their enemies who fell Into their hands. Two thousand civilians and 250 Turkish troops, with three guns, are still holding Eelino against the Christians, but their poMtlon-is critical. "When attempting to approach Canea the consuls were fired upon by the Christians, despite the fact that they were bearing a white flag. The Christians had been ad vised of their arrival, and this made their firing on them all the more inexcusable, as they could not plcadthatthey thought their carrying of the white flag was a trick on the part of the Moslems. As they returned toSelino the Christians there fired on their boats. Nobody is re: ported to have been injured. Greek troops have saved the lives or a number of Mussulmans wiio were captured by the insurgents at Kisamo Kastcle. Sixty Turkish soldiers who escaped from "Voukoulis, which place is now in the hands of the Christians, have arrived here. Their accouut of the capture of the place agrees with the report already cabled by the representative of the United Asso ciated Prestos. The insurgents at Ilalcpa have again lioisted the Greek flag, but have not re newed their fire on the Turkish posts, which are about 1,600 yards distant from ibe town. GREEKS CKY FOR WAR. tntcuse Indiguation at the Action of the Powers. Athens, Feb. 22. The indignation caused by the bombardment yesterday of the in surgent position near Canea" by tlfefor eign warships has increased, and the ac tion of the powers is denounced on every band as a gross outrage a nd a wanton dis regard of the rights of Greece- A very largely-attended indignation meeting was held today, at which strong protests were made against the interference of the pow ers, who, it was declared, were pitting their might against Grek right. The spcak ' ers vehemently asserted that the couutry was now more firmly resolved than ever to spend Its blood and treasure for Crete. Prime Minister Uelyaniun addressed the meeting. Be declared that the cabinet was iu perfect accord with the nation. The government knew its duty fully and would perform it in the face of every obstacle. The audience was carried away by the warlike words of the speakers, who were frequently interrupted by cries for war. There is no denying the fact that the whole Hellenic people are in a temper which would make war welcome even against overwhelming odds. They are determined to uphold Greek rights and honor, and will persist In helping the Christians In Crete notwithstanding the attitude of the powers In supporting the Turks. It Is reported that Col. Smolentz, minister of war, has resigned. M. Skoazcs, minister of foreign affairs, visited the foreign ministers today, and protested against the bombardment and tbeconsequent encouragcms.it; of theTurks. It is suited that several Christians were killed or wounded by the shells fired by the foreign warships, and thai great havoc was done to property. One hundred Turkish prisoners, including several officers, are in the camp of Col. Yassos. the commander of the Greek army of occupation. -Korakas, a Greek, at the head.of 5,000 Cretans, has invested the town of Herak llon. He lias cut the water supply, and lias summoned the place to surrender, promising protection to those who do so. . Eight hundred Turkish troops will leave for Herakiion aird Canea tomorrow. The transport conveying them will be convoyed by British and Italian cruisers to prevent interference wltii them by the Greek war ships. AN INDECISIVE ENCOUNTER. A Brush Between Turks nnd Greeks on the Frontier. . Vienna. Feb. 22. A dispatch received here from Salonica states that an Indecis ive encounter between Turkish redifs or reserves and Greek troopH has taken place atNaschlidza on the Greek frontier. About 180 men were engaged on each 6lde- ITIOUSANDS HAVE BEEN KILLED. Great Slaughter of Moslems During tho Present Troubles. London, Feb. 22. A dispatch to the Cen tral News from Constantinople says that official reports from Crete say that the total number of Moslems, men, women and children, who have been killed during the present troubles in that island is over 27,- 000, and that twenty-five Moslem villages liavc been pillaged and burned. FIFTEEN CHRISTIANS WOUNDED. Injuries Among the insurgents Caused by the Bombardment. Canca, Feb. 22. It was learned tonight that fifteen Christians were slightly wounded during the bombardment yester day. The nuns in a convent adjacent to the insurgents' position were injured. The Greek warship HydralandedsurgeouB and obtained permission to embark the wounded. It is stated today that the forts fir.id on the insurgents concurrently with tho foreign warships. CRETE SHOULD BE FREE. Attnclt by Sir William Hnreourt on the Government. London, Feb. 22. Speaking on the East ern qucstiou in the Commons today, Sir William Harcourt, leader of the opposi tion, said that the country ought to know whether the government were acting upon tiieir old formula, the integrity of the Ottoman Empire, and ir they were dciug so, he protested against it. To detach Crete from the rule of the Turk was the only policy worthy of Great Britain, and he hoped that such a policy would be pur sued. The Liberals in the House of Com mons, he declared, would continue to pro test against any other policy until the eman cipation of Crete was accomplished. To take up arms against a people who were rightly fighting for their freedom would not be tolerated by the country. Prior to the introduction of Mr. Labou chere's motion to adjourn, Mr. George N Cnrzon, under foreign secretary, stated that the proclamation Issued by Col. Vassos, commanding the Greek troops in Cicte, had promised peace to the Inhabitants of the Island, So far, however, the presence of the Greek troops in Cietc has had an opposite erfect, and It was extremely unlikely that the powers would delegate to Greece the duty of keeping peace between the Moslems and the Christians In that island. The international squadron, he declared, had no option but to forcibly prevent the insurgents from making an attack upon Canca, as they had done yes terday. (Cries of "Oh!" and "Shame.") IK THE rOWEHS' HANDS. Crete Not to Be Restored to the Sultan. Paris, Feb. 22. In the assembly today, replying to the interpellations, M. Hano teaux, minister of foreign affairs, read the obligation of France to cooperate with the other nations of Europe. Crete, he declared, had heen placed In the hands of the powers, who would not restore the authority of the sultan in the island, but who would not infringe the integrity of Turkey. The will of Europe will he forcibly imposed upon Greece and also upon Turkey. Greece's intervention in Crete was capable of exciting a general war. The powers would know how to check such ambition. In conclusion, M. Ilanoteaux said It would be necessary to effect reform in the entire cast without the co-operation of the sultan. ADMIRAL BUNCE'S FLEET, The Vessels Dispersed Along the Southern Atlantic Const. According to advices at the Navy De partment, Admiral Bunce's fleet Is now practically dispersed, though so advan tageously distributed that it could be assembled in a few days If an emergency arose. The admiral, with the New York, Indiana, and Columbia, is on his way to Hampton Roads, where his ships will be coaled aud held in reserve until after the inauguration, the Massachusetts will be at Tompkinsville in the next day or two ready for the first docking she lias had since her completion, and the Puritan will probably leave Charleston directly for the New York navy yard to test the new dock there, the largest on the Atlantic coast. The Amphitrite and Terror will icniain at Charleston for some time, The Marble head takes station at Key "West and the Vesuvius at Jacksonville to prevent in fractions of the neutrality laws, while next week is to be spent by the Monterey at Mobile, and bj the Maine and Texas at New Orleans in attendance on the Mardi Gias festivities of those cities. While the fleet is so disposed, as to be nearer Cuba than ever before, it is ex plained that this is merely due to the necessities of the service, and the admin istration foresees no contingency under which the vessels could be placed in a posi tion at all offensive to the amicable rela tions existing with Spain. ATHLETIC CLUB RECEPTION. An En.1oynble Evening Spent by Friends of the Easterns. The annual reception and dance of the Eastern Athletic Club was given last night in Haiuc's Hall, at Eighth street and Penti- sylvanlaavenuesoiitheast. The popularity of the club Avas fully attested by the large number of its friends who attended, not withstanding the very inclement weather. The cozy hall was tastefully decorated with E. A. C. colors, intermingled with the natioual Stars and Stripes, and pre sented an attractive appearance. Under the direction of an efficient committee, of which, Mr. George F. Gates was chair man, the company was pleasantly enter tained, and to the excellent music of Davis' Orchestra, the hours were danced merrily away. The committee assisting Mr. Gates were Edward F. Hutchinson, George Day, George Dice, William Norris, and J. Marshalk. Among the many present were Mr. and Mrs. Bcall, Mr. and Mrs. Sexton, Mr. and Mrs. Hinckle, Mr. and'Mrs. Burdettc, Miss Waddlngton. Miss Zimmerman, of Carlisle, Pa.; Miss Cecelia Gates, Miss Evelyn Padgett, Miss Hinckle, Misses I seman, Miss Molllc Kecnan, Miss Annie Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Miss Maloney, Miss Hardy. Miss Garges, Miss Sheffield, Messrs. Mansfield, Norris, Gates, Day, Brcarly, Marshalk, Howsel, Montgomery, Hutchin son, Shaffer, Hall, Reed,. Oliver, Chase; William aud J. Wright, Gooding, Torrens, Hainan, Ellis, rumphrey. Grimes, Totten, and Flood. Ivy Institute Business College, SthandK. Nona better. S25 a year, day or night. WAsnnsraTO, d. c, Tuesday, otjlbruary WORK OF TIE DAUGHTERS The First Day's Session of the Revolutionary Congress. ERIE'S WARNING TO SPAIN Tho Maine Senator Spolie for the Cubans Other Addresses Made by Well-Known Members of the Or ganization A Wrangle Over the Admission of Delegates. Tho opening session of the congress of the Daughters of the American Revolution, at 10 a. in., as reported in The Evening Times yesterday, wasdevotedto auaddress of welcome by Mrs. A dial Stevenson, the president general, a response by Mrs. Elroy M. Avery, State regent of Ohio, and addresses by Gun. A. W. Greely, of the Sons or the American Revolution, and Mrs. Anna B. Snow, president of tin Daughters or the Revolution. Hon. John Goode, who was to speak for the Sons of the Revolution, was not present, because of sickness. THE AFTERNOON SESSION. Senntor Fryo Delivers u Warning to Spain. Senator Frye electrified the audience at the patriotic celebration at Columbia Theater yesterday afternoon by a warning to Spain. It was the afternoon meeting of the sixth Continental congress of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which began a six days' session iiere yes terday. The exercises were devoted to the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution. Senator Frye's allusion to Cuba and Spanish atrocities were cheered again and again. Mrs. Daniel Lothrop, president of the national society, called- the meeting to order, aud prayer was offered by the na tional chaplain, Mrs. Tennis S. Hamlin, in which the children joined at the close. The -patriotic alphabet, written by Mr. A. C. Quisenberry, was taken from its order on the program, and the J. B. Hen derson Drum Corps marched to the stage and were followed by a band of children bearing handsome silk flags and the alpha bet hoisted on short standards. Under the direction of Miss Goodwin the chil dren recited a couplet for each letter. The band thundered otit"Yankee Doodle," Henry Skillman recited ''Our Flag of Liberty," by Harriet M. Lothrop, waving a fine banner the while. "America" was sung by the audience, led by the children, and the young faces and bright uniforms passed from the stage. Miss Lothrop then read her address. She said, in part: "Our National Society, standing as it does, for children and for youth, has a special claim to be heard this day. We, American mothers and daughters, are en deavoring in this channel, and by the ways and methods adopted in the constitution of our society, to protect the childhood and youth of our land from that indifference that kills national zeal, from that open disregard of national responsibility that blasts a people more effectively than any other evil. We are striving to hold our banner high, taking the love that comes with motherhood, and with the fraternal relation, asSv type of the national protec tion and loving care disclosed in the fibre of our national constitution for all, the weakest as well as the stiongest." Mrs. Lothrop received a surprise at the close by the presentation of a loviug cup fiom the Richard Lloyd-Joucs Society of Chicago. Mrs. Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, director for the District, was ill, but her daughter, Miss Breckinridge, read her response to Mrs. Lothrop. She said: "Let me assure you that no one can appreciate more highly than these District children, the marvelous energy, you have displayed, the tireless devotion, the intel ligent and tactful devotion, the noble enthusiasm which have brought order out of chaos and breathed life into a new organization whose motive is as high as love of country nnd its aim and object to defend the right, as God gives us to seethe right. In the memories of the past, in the duties of the present, and in the hopes oCthe future, we are united." The national emblem, an eagle upon a standard with four-colored ribbons at tached, was brdught in, followed by sev eral societies and the drum corps. Mrs. Cuthbert II. Slocomb, the Connecticut; di rector, was sick at home, aud her address was read by Mrs. Sara T. Kenney, State regent. After that the "Continental March" was rendered by the drum corps, and a ring drill was given by the Nelly Custis Society, under the direction of Miss Virginia Powell Goodwin. Mrs. Kenney told the story of the emblem. It was first brought forward by Mrs. Lothrop at the first meeting of the na tional society. It was to be competed ror by the States, and Connecticut, having ten organized societies, secured it. It was held in Washington, however, for a time by the Piram Ripley Society. The emblem reached here in the early spring, becnrely packed iu a queer-shaped box. "With it came a letter from the presi dent of the national society asking that it be kept safe in Connecticut's Groton monu ment house. Senator Frye was introduced, and said: "I come into the presence of the sons and thcda ugh tors- and the children of fighting fathers bearing the white flag. Public business and the grip have prevented preparation. I will therefore make a little informal talk to the Sons and Daughters. "I congratulate you, madanic, upon the successor your society. I have seven grand children who are members of a chapter of your society, and I wish I had seven more. He congratulated the societies on their marvelous extension, but he added, with energy. "I wish you would all get under one constitution." He said there had been more Inquiry and investigation into the patriotic deeds of their fathers since the formation of these societies than in fifty years before. There had been more demand for books than iu any previous period. He thought that it must happen that any bright child, finding himself In such a society, must ask why he should be singled out; and presently he would discover that it was not what he had done at all. but what his father had done. He pictured the story of American his tory through tho colonial period, including the work of the French iu Canada and the West. He was sure this teaching and pride in family would be helpful to the children. Its first lesson was obedience to consti tuted authority. This might seem paradoxi cal, considering the revolution was against Continued on Fifth Page. A TUNNEL CAVED IN. Tho Workmen Were iu It nud Nar roAvly Escaped Denth. Chicago, I H. i Feb. 22. Thirty workmen narrowly cseaped death in the Sixty-eighth street water tunnel, this afternoon, by the caving in pf the shell almost midway be tween the intermediate aud outer cribs, two miles distant-f rom each other. AVIthln a few minutes the tunnel. was filled with ! water, but the 'workmen all readied the shaft in time and were saved. The in-rusli of water at a time when the work was almost completed will result in Immense loss to the contractors, who had already experienced a great deal of trouble in the undertaking. It is feared that thecave-in may necessitate thebuildiug of a new tunnel between the cribs, al though Assistant City Engineer Wilcox, who wasatthe scene soouafterthe disaster, said tonight he believed the matter could be remedied by air pressure. At any rate the delay will be great. The burst today was the result of anoxploMonofgas in the tunnel two weeks ago when two of the workmen were seriously burned. Ross, McRea & Ross are the contractors and will suffer the loss. TURNER WAS DISCHARGED. no Declared He Knew Nothing About May SUelton's Suleldo. New York, Feb. 22. John A. Turner of Nashville, Tcnn., who was placed under arrest last night on suspicion of being Implicated in the death of Mrs. May Skel ton, who committed suicide at the Hotel Mcnlo yesterday, by taking carbolic arid, was arraigned in a police court today. Turner did not seem at all depressed over the death of the woman. He claimed that they had simply lived together and had not posed as man and wife. He also denied that he had any hand in or fur nished any reason for the woman's death. Magistrate Siinms discharged Turner from custody. Mrs. Skclton is said to have been the divorced wife of a wealthy Chicago real estate dealer. AMERICA HONORS HIS NAME Countless Thousands Paid Tribute to Washington's Memorv. Tho Celebration of His Birthday in It line.-, New Yorl', Chicago, Phil adelphia, London and Paris. Ithaca, N. y.,Feb. 22. A large audience of students and distinguished visitors gath ered in the armory at Cornell University this morning to attend the ceremonies in commemoration of Washington's liirthdny. Over 1,000 invitations had been sent to distinguished members of the bar nnd other eminent n.en, and such an audience was assembled as has graced but a few occasions in the hfetorjy of the university. President Schurmnn made a few intro ductory remarks, nnd read the following letter from President-elect McKhilcy: "Next to the Declaration of Independ ence itself, Washington's farewell ad dress is the richest heritage that has conic to us from the fathers of the republic. It is not only a perrect nnnly.Ms of the spirit of the Constitution, but it is a lofty appeal to true American patriotism, accompanied by words of solemn warning and advice, the wisdom of which, has been Increasingly-demonstrated by added experience, of each successive generation. I most strongly commend your proposi tion to celebrate the centennial of this great document by issuing a special edi tion for presentation to the students of Cornell University. "Believe me to be, with great respect, "Yours .very truly, ' "w. Mckinley." Hon. Andrew D. White presented por traits of six distinguished Jurists, and the gift was accepted in a speech by the Bon. F. M. Finch, dean of the college of law. Justice Brown of theTUnited States Su preme Court delivered the oration of the day on. Chief Justice" 'Marshall. New York, Feb. 22. Patriotism wasmani fested in the observance of Washington's birthday in and about Greater New York today. The national Bag floated f mm the public buildings and, from innumerable busi ness structures and private houses. Busi ness was generally suspended, and the day was given over to ceremonies, parades, drills, sports, lectures, entertainments, din ners and receptions: to meetings of all kinds by patriotic societies, military organ isations, political, religious, educational, charitable, civil, and athletic associations. Chicago, Fcb.22.ThcUnlon League Club, following its patriotic custom of years, took the lead today in arranging a score of celebrations of Washington's birthday on a larger scale- The club furnished young and talented orators from American uni versities to deliver addresses at exercises held at fifteen of the principal public schools. Philadelphia, Feb. 22. The anniversary of Washington's birth was fittingly ob served in various ways here today. There was no street parade or militaiy display, the day being given up to meetings of numerous organizations and institutions. Paris, Feb. 22 -The big flags of the American embassy and consulate were out today, and red, white and blue bunting was displayed r rom many American houses both in the business and residential quar ters, but the event of the day was the second dinner or the season given by the American" University iCIub at the Hotel Continental this evening. Some sixty or seventy persons were present, represent ing over a score or universities and col leges. The new British ambassador, Sir .Edmund Monson (Oxford), presided and spoke to the sentiment, "Washington and the Mother Country." London, Feb. 22. Washington's Birth day was celebrated by the American So ciety in London by .a brilliant reception at the Hotel Cecil. Berlin, Feb. 22. Ambassador Uhl and Consul General Be Kay attended a dance given tonight at the Kalserhof in honor of Washington's Birthday. A fine musical selection was rendered, including 'well knoAvn American airs. Revenue Clerics' Convention. Cincinnati, Ohio, Fc'p. 22. The Revenue Clerks' Association held a short session this morning at the Gibson House and decided to hold another, convention October 18 at Nashville, Tenn. $4.50, per Ton, is all right for Pea, coal, but Chestnut No. 2, at $5 per ton, wliich I handle exclu sively, is worth 'more than the difference in price. J. Maury Dover21st and 1, 1626 M, 1206n nw., and 13th and D sw. fe23-5t Blinds, Any Size, $1 a Pair. Libbey & Co., 6th at. and N. Y. ave. 23, is9T-eight pages HE POTOMAC IS RISING Considerable Property Has Been Destroyed Near Cumberland. PROBABLE LOSS OF LIFE Tho Trades of tho Baltimore and Ohio Under Wntor nud Trains Delayed No Serious Danger Is Apprehended Hero Merohuuts Preparing for u Flood The heavy rains during the .past two days have' so swollen the Potomao that at innny points life aud property are in imminent danger. Many small settle ments have been entirely washed out aud in some cases lives saved only after heroic efforts by rescuing parties. Trains sched uled to leave the city last night after 11 o'clock from the Baltimore aud Ohio sta tion were delayed until an early hour this morning, by orders received from Har per's Ferry. At that place and others west of Cumber laud and all along the Pittsburg division, which skirts the Potomac and other rivers of loss Importance, the tracks were Inun dated, to a depth of four feet in places, while danger of washouts made it impos sible to run trains, though no newts of actual damage was received. At Cumberland, where Wills' Creek and Potomac join, the water has risen far beyond the danger point, and Is rising, at a rate of more than a foot an hour. All of the houses along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, occupied by boatmen and their families, have been rendered uninhabitable by the water, and many have been com pletely wrecked. So far no loss of life has been reported, but it is probable that numbers have perished. The river, usually placid at Cumberland, has become a raging torrent, and great anxiety is felt that the city itself will be flooded. At Harper's Ferry, and. indeed, at all points along the river, similar scenes were enacted last night. Telegraphic communication In many in stances has been suspended, and definite news of the extent of the danger or damage Is difficult to obtain. Along the water front here the river had not felt the rull force of the influx of waters from above, and at an early hour this morning showed no bcrious signs of rising beyond the danger line. All day yes terday, however, it kept slowly getting higher, and at night had exceeded the height of the usual high tide, and was still rising. As this Is no unusual occurrence during heavy rains, the knowing ones along the wharves felt no serious apprehension, and at the Aqueduct office the same opin ion was entertained, though it was admitted that unless the downpour ceased danger might possibly meance the portions of the city immediately adjacent to the river. The height of the water is most notice ably along the upper Georgetown wharves and persons owning moveable property in that locality, last night were busy making everything fast. No damage as yet has been done, but as the water Is still rising many are afraid that Water street may be Hooded. STREAMS OUT OF THEIR BANKS. Much Damage Done by the Ohio nnd Tributaries. Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 22.- The Ohio River is on another rise. The Licking River is rising rapidly and is running out'. Lick Creek is away out of its banks, and is still rising. Many merchant's- along Water and Front streets are already at work moving out the goods stored in the cellars or thejr establishments. At .Montgomery's coal landing, foot of Main street, in Coving ton, Ky., a fleet of vessels broke away this morning and floated off. A steady rain has fallen in southern West Virginia for forty-eight hours. All streams are out of their banks. The booms iu the Guyan River have been washed away, and 11.000 logs have been washed into the Ohio River. All trains are delayed by heavy landslides. The Ohio River is thirty-five feet, and rising twelve inches an hour. From Catlettsburg. Ky., the report comes that three Inches of rain have fallen there in forty-eight hours. The Ohio and Sandy rivers rose eleven feet last night. The Ohio River showed thirty-eight feet on the gauge this morning, and was rising fast. Ileavv rains are reported throughout the entire Sandy Valley. A telegram from Huntington, W. Va., this morning says: Trains on the north end of the Kenova division or the Norfolk and Western have been annulled. It Is said here this morning that the big Norfolk and Western bridge across Beech Fork has been washed away. At Montgomery, "W. Va., the Ohio is ris ing rapidly and families living near the water have been compelled to move. The tracks of the Fowelton and Pocahontas Railway are under water and all traffic is suspended. At Point Pleasant, W. Va , the river rose eight feet. Trains on the Kanawha and Michigan Railroad have stopped because of washouts. At Newtown, Ohio, the heavy rainfall is playing havoc. The Miami River is out of its banks and the bottom farms are covered with water and "drift. Several families have aban doned their homes. The loss to farmers is heavy. A dispatch rrom Sutton, W. Va., says the Elk River is rising rapidly. The Little Kanawha River is over the tracks of the West Virginia and Pennsylvania Railroad. ALONG THE LOWER OHIO. One Hundred People at Richmond Driven From Their Homes. Louisville, Ky.. Feb. 22.--Thirty-six hoursof steady rain has caused nearly every stream In the State to overflow Its banks and sweep away the live stock and fences. The Kentucky River Is carrjing off thou sands of logs. Immense damnge Is reported from Har lan, Perry, Leslie and Letcher counties. At Pinevlllo the Cumberland River has reached the doors of the courthouse At Frankfort twenty houses are under water and the gas works threatened. The lower portion of Catlettsburg is under water. At Richmond last night the reservoir of the water works overflowed and drove 100 people from their homes. In Gallatin county Eagle Creek rose so rapidly that many fam ilies lost all their household effects. Charles H niton was drowned and others are reported missing. The Big Sandy has torn away many valuable log booms and Is carrying them to the Ohio. Railroad traffic has been suspended In the eastern portion of the State. Northeastern Tennessee and Southwest ern Virginia report that the timber interests have suffered heavily from floods. THE RIVER AT LOUISVILLE. Indications Thut the Dnnger ILine 2 Will Be Beached. Louisville, Feb. 22. The Ohio River is rising here at the rate of five Inches air hour. At 5 o'clock the stage of water on the falls was thirteen feet and six-tenths, wltheverylndicatiouofreachingthe danger line, which is twenty-four feet. FOUR MEN WEHE CREMATED. i Fatal Besiilt of a Firoin u Lodging House. Hannibal, Mo., Feb. 22 Four peopl.c lost their-lives in the fire which destroyed the dry goods store of M. M. Marks at 3 o'clock this morning. The rooms above the store were occupied by the .Marks fatuity and a number of lodg ers. The flames had gained considerable headway when discovered, and the occu pants of the rooms on the second and third floors made a wild rush for safety. Thos-i who escaped were obliged to leave behind all wearing apparel aud personal effects. In the ruins were found the frightfuUy burned bodies of Proprietor Marks and his two youngsons, Irvln and Harold, and that of William Reed, a barkeeper, who roomed on the second floor- Reed lost his life by returning for his clothing arter he had made a successful escape from the building". THE SHU'S FIRED A SALUTE. A Great Crowd "Witnessed the F.x erelses at Charleston. Charleston, S. C, Feb. 22. All the war ships still in the harbor here, the monitors Puritan, Terror, and Amphitrite, the cruiser Vesuvius, and the dispatch boats Dolphin and Fern, participated in the celebration of Washington's Eirthday. All oftheshlpswereliandsomely decorated, and at noon a salute of twenty-one guns was rired from each of the three monitors, the Dolphin, and the revenue cutter Colax. The ships were drawn up in line, off the eastern water-front and the tribute which they paid to the Father of bis Country was heard and witnessed by 10,000 people, who lined every pierhead and wharf. The Fern is still in port, though it Is expected that she may go to sea at any hou.-. The Vesuvius left port late this afternoon, proceeding to Florida. FOB FOHkST PRESERVATION. Twenty-one Million Acres of. Tiin . her Lands to Be Reserved. President Cleveland celebrated the 165th anniversary of Washington's birth by issuing thirteen executive orders, which are far-reaching In their eflect- On the recommendation of Secretary Francis and a forestry commission of the National Academy of Sciences", he signed and promulgated thirteen proclamations establishing thirteen additional forest reservations, containing an aggregate area of 21,379,840 acres. The report of the forestry commission to Secretary Francis, and his report to the President, give in teresting and valuable information con cerning this important executive act. In his report to the President, Secretary Francis, in submitting the conclusions of the forestry commission, says: "Some of the reservations proposed are within the limits of ruilr.iad grants hitherto made by Congress, and in such caes an executive proclamation only reserves the alternate sections. This is notably the case in the Priest River forest reserve, which the re port of the commission characterizes as the most valuable body of timber in the interior of the continent. If you decile to make this executive order, 1 shall pre pare and submit to Congress a bill author izing the Secretary of the Interior to in demnify the beneficiaries in any of thee railroad land grants included within the limits of foiest reservations established by proclamation of the President, by patent ing to them an etpial quantity of other portions of the public domain within speci- ried limits. To such a proposition rail roads wliich have received liberal grants or the public, domain from the government should, and would no doubt, readily ac cede." , These new tracts of timber land pro posed to be added to the forest reserves of the country are located in South Da kota, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Wash ington. The report of the commission ends in these words: "The total area of these thirteen forest reserves is 21.379.840 acres. The commission rimy recognizes the fact that the forest reserves estab lished and proposed cannot be maintained unless a plan can be adopted under which their boundaries can be modified so as to take rrom them all lands better suited for agriculture than for the production of forests, and under which their timber can be made available for domestic and commercial purposes and valuable minerals can be freely sought for and mined within their boundaries. "The commission is now engaged in per fecting a scheme of forest management which it is believed will make the admin istration of the reserves possible, and which in due time will be submitted to you. It believes that the solution of this difficult problem will, however, be made easier if the reserved areas arc now in creased, as the greater the number or people interested in drawing supplies from the reserved territory or in mining in them, the greater will be the pressure on Concressto enact laws permitting their proper administration. For this reason it is the unanimous opinion ir the commis sion that the establishment, by proclama tion, or the reserves described is now a matter of the utmost importance to the development and safety of the whole country." Secretary Francis, when seen concerning the proclamations, said: "The timber growth in most of many or the older States has been ruthlessly laid waste; in some sections the settlers are realiz ing its scarcity, its cost for domestic uses growing greater from year to year. These forests are the great reservoirs of the country; they preserve the snows, which when protected furnish a good and op portune supply of water to the streams, but it exposed to the sun form destructive floods and inflict Irreparable damage, to he followed by unbroken droughts. This forestry commission will now formulate for submission to Congress a forestry pol icy, to provide for the protection or these reservations." A Cotton Mill Frojcct. Charlotte, N. C, Feb. 22. A cotton mill company, to be operated entirely by colored labor, was organized at Concord today. Mantels, Any Size, S1.00 Apiece. Libbey &. Co., 6th st. and N. Y. ave. OXE CENT Ill DBEPW GRATIFIED His Appointment Xot Brought ALout by Any Deal. , BUSHNELL'S DELAY WAS WISE National Chairman Glad Because the "Wishes of the People Caused. Him to Be Selected, and Thant.i All His Friends for Their KUcJ Support. . , Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 22, Chairman Banna did not observe Washington's oirin day. It was the busies; day that nu ha a had for weeks. Relative to Gov. Bnsh nell's ultimatum that he intended to ap point Hanna as Sherman's successor, tha latter said to the United Associated Presses representative: 'Gov. Bushaneil sent rnea letter Monday morning, notifying me of his intention to appoint me to the Senate to serve the unexpired term of Senator Snerman's. Ic is with a great deal of appreciation thatt I received the news. I am deeply grati fied at Gov. Bushnell's action; glad that it will work for the interests of the people of Ohio and that his determination waa brought about by the preponderous senti ment that existed that I should receive the appointment. Bushnell's action was volun tary and not brought about by any deal. 'Gov.Bustinellshowedaiswisdominwait ing until he was thoroughly satisfied tfeaC Sherman intended to resign berere ruakirg known what his notion would' be in filling the vacancy. I thank Gov. Busnnett ftr the honor and all my friends for tfcnr kind wishes and support; in the matter." Cincinnati, Onio, Feb. 22. Gov. Asa S. Bushnell, who attended tbe sessions of the Sons of Revolution today, was asked to say something about his announcenu nc concerning Mr. Marcus A. Hanna. "Well. I had really determined upon trie appointmentof Mr. Haaaa sometime ago." he said, '-but I could not appoint bim, as there was no vacancy, hot the interest m the matter becoming so great I considf red that it would ease the public mind and in the interest of harmony in the Re publican party to make the announcement) of my Intention. "I have not heard from Mr. Hanna. as I wrote him and mailed the letter Sunday night. He would get it this morning. lr. Hanna has been my personal friend fir many years, and I make the anaotime ment of his coming appointment with gritu satisfaction. "Yes, Mr. Kurtz has been considered, as had several others, prohably a half dozen names. But Mr. Kurtz never announced himself as a candidate. What was done for bim was done entirely by his friends, who wanted to see him go to the Senate. Lieut. Gov. Jones was also considered, buG he asked that his name be "withdrawn ftwn consideration. So it is a mistake to say that only Mr. Hanna and Mr. Kurtz had been considered. There was no deal and there are no factional differences." STOLEN SILVERWARE FOUND. Arrest of the Necjroes "Who Fired the Braid House. (Special to The TiruPs.) Rockville, Mil., Feb. 22. Sheriff Col lier, together with D- i..,y Peytoa and J. Brawner Nicholsua, today foaml tne silverware stolen from th botfee of Mr. Andrew Braid, at Woodnhle, before iE was set on fire, January S tat. The silver was located by the confes sion made by Kate Robinon. a nieml.t-r of the negro family, CrutchfieM. Kate Robinson was arrested in Baltimore this morning, by Deputy Peyton.and oftthe way here she conresscd to having taken part In the deed and implicated the otters or the Crutchfleld family. Louts, Jane, Ber tie, Alford, and James, allot whom h.t.l already been placed under ariest. Whra they were confronted with Kite and told what she had said, they broke down, aid told all they knew. The arrest and'eonression of Kate R V iuson and the findim; of the silver are the connecting links needed U convict tl Crutchfleld family of burglary anil ar n. The latter crime is punishable by death in this State. At the time the Brakl Hon;- was burned the family were visiting in Washington and the residence was uni e cupied. THE AVENUE CABLE CUT. An iVceident at the Seventh Street Crossing:. Travel oathe Aveneeline of the Capital Tractioa Company waa stopped last night about 10:30 o'clock by the accidental cut ting of the cable rope at the Seventh street: crossing. Exactly how the accident happened could not be learned. Itissuppo-edrhow-ever, that the grip on the Seventh strtet car became unmanageable and the grip man was not able to raise it above the cable rope. The accident did not effect the traffic of the company west of Fifteenth street. Although tho company exerted every pos sible means It was impossible to mend the rope or put in a new cable in time to ac commodate the puWie. In fact, the -ars were standing on the tracks akiag tl.e Avenue at an early hoar this morning It Is an ill wind, however, which Wows no one any good, and as a result of the accident, the "cabbies" did a rushing business. They were overrun with calls aud many instances were offered as nvich as ten times the regular fare for thejr services. Veteran Firemen Tnrnde. The Veteran Firemen turned out in large numbers- to observe the anniversary i.f "Washington's birthday. More than forty if the heroes of many fire battles assembled at the headquarters. Eighteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue, at 12 o'clock, am', with the old "Columbia," a. retfc of the early days of the city fire department, paraded Pennsylvania avenue as far as the Peace monument, "where, they counter marched and returned to the quarters, where a lunch was served. Fighting: for Home Rnle. The board of trade will meet this after noon at 4:30 o'clock, in the hall of tho Builders' Exchange. One of the subjects to be discussed will be local men for locnl offices. The action of the board. It was stated yesterday, was intended to advise the coming administration of the reeling of the local publie on tho matter. Snw interesting resolutions will probably ba passed. The BestBoard.-.Sl.OO Per 10O Feet. J libbey & Co.. 6th st. and . i. ave.