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THE WEATHER The TIMES' cir - 296,703 culafcion last weak Increasing cloudiness and prob nbly light showers; -wanner; south erly winds. was THE LARGEST IN" THE CITY. TOL. in. TO. i,OS7 WASHlSTGrTOST, TUESDAY,, MARCH i). 1S97 eight pages 0!N"E CENT CB01SWETDHEHIH All Kinds and Conditions of Men Beset Mr. MeKinley. MANY DISTINGUISHED VISITORS ienntors and Congressmen, Acting ok Convoys for Men Seeking Pre ferment Under the Government, Obtain Andieuqu "With the Presi dent Other Callers. There was an aroma of sweet-scented flowers about tiie Executive Mansion yes terday. All the new secretaries had made x combined raid upon the conbervatory. Eecretary Porter wore in the left iapel or liis handsome Prince Albert coat a large red rose, which pave the room that semblance to spring tliat can only be created by flowers. Mr. Boyle, wiio came from Olilo, where lie lias l.ecn for the past five years tlie private and confi dential secretary or Mr. MeKinley, wan also adorned with a boutonnicre, tlie per fume or wliieli, like that of Sh. Toner's, was delicioub to inhale and appeared to be pleasing to the excecJingly hungry horde or gentlemen who came to the White Eodse for the purpose of securing office. President MeKinley also wore in his buttonhole a bright red American Beauty, which coered almost the entire silk faced lapel of the coat. The crowd to see the President was early in jrr ariival. The While limine breakfast, had nardly been partaken of when there were as many as 100 per sons on the stone floor at the entrance awaiting the opening of tlie doors. Mr. Wilson, the new Secretary of Agricul ture, and head of tlie weather bureau, came in for no little praise for the kind of weather he had produced since Sun day morning. His predecessor was in orfice until Saturday uoon, and that may have been the reason why it rained on Friday and Saturday. It was a notable fact that many Sen ators whose hahits for many years have been to appear upon the streets not earlier than 11 a. in. were waiting at the Pres ident's door jesterdav as early as 9. Among these -were Senator Quay, who had engaged passage upon an early train to take him to Florida, where he will j t-psud the next few weeks in toying witii J the festive tarpon. With him was his new, colleague, Senator Penrose, who made las first visit to the White House. Tlie junior Senator fiom the Keystone State bore evidence of being well pleased with the surroundings Senatot Allison, his good-natured face beaming with smiles, accompanied by his colleague, Mr. Gear, who is the opposite of Senator Allison in kindly expression, presented to the President ex-Congressmau E. L. Conger of lies Moines, who aspires to be given his old place as minister to Brazil, which place he held under Presi dent Harrison. Close behiud, tlie commanding figure of Senator Chailcs W. Fairbanks or Indiana, who measures sik feet, three and a half with h-"s boots off. The Senator had with him Representatives Steele, Johnson and Pan is, together with ithr party leaders of Indiana. Their mission was to present the name and the applicant himself, Mr. W. H. Ellllott, from the banks of the raging Wabash, who aspiivs to be assigned to tiie quarterdeck of the Navy Depart ment as the assistant to Secretary Long. Representatives Grosvenor of Ohio and Babcock or Wisconsin called together and presented the claims or John L. Kennedy, of Now Jersey for the office of Public Frinter. It has been stated that Mr. Ken nedy hails from Ohio, but this is a mis take. Representative McEwan of New Jersey, in whose district Mr Kennedy is a voter, indorsed the latter's candidacy in strong terms, which he sent by mail to Canton some time ago. The impression prevails very generally that Mr. Kennedy ib themost formidable applicant named. Michigan was next to follow in the per tons of Senators McMillan and Burrows, who secured the first prize in the great quadrennial drawing, in the appointment or Mr. Janes as pension agent at Detroit. There beinga vacancy in the orfice because of tlie failure of the Senate to confirm the appointee or President Cleveland, Presi dent MeKinley made the appointment at once, so the business or the oflice could be carried on. John Hay, who is slated for ambassador to the court of St. James, was an early caller, but the crowd was so large he withdrew and came back toward evening, when he had an extended conference with the President Bellamy Storer came about the same time. Secretory of State Sherman came in about 11 o'clock and went to the Cabinet room, where he saw tlie President for half an hour. Secretaries Alger and Bliss came later. Mr. Bliss returned and lunched with the President . Senators Davis and Nelson of Minne sota, with their candidate, ex-Congressman Keifer, who wants to be immigration commissioner, saw the President for about fifteen minutes. Jis caily as 10:30 o'clock the halls up Etairs were packed with caliers, 73 per cent of whom were officescckers. In the crowd were a number of women, who seemed to have no special business there except to get a glimpse of the President. The most of them were gratified. At one time Secretary Porter came from his room into the hall and this was the signal for a general scramble to get to him by those who had with them their applications and indorsements for places. Great packages of papers were quickly placed in the hands of the secretary and it was not long until he had his arms full, resembling a boy carrying stove wood. Each wanted quick action, and many seemed to be impressed with the belief that the secretary could, and would, there and then, pass upon their cases by saying they would be appointed. When the deluge became too great Mr. Porter took refuge in his private office and there remained until after 12 o'clock, when orders were given to allow no more per tOns upstairs. A riCTr candidate for minister to Greece, Eoumania and Servia appeared upon the fcene in the person of George A. Floding, of Huntington, W. Va. He was one of the applicants who had corraled Secretary Porter in tlie hall. Mr. Floding was, eight years ago, an applicant for the consul ship at Fraiucfort-on-thc-Maln, and as such was, he says, strongly Indorsed by the then Congressman MeKinley. Mr. Floding is not afraid to go to Greew, notwithstand ing possible war with the Turku. ' He has not the appearance or a winner, but he wants early action on his case, and the chances are there will be, aa the terra of the present minister expires, April 7. But it is not certain that Mr. Floding will get it. The Senators from Maine, nale and Frye, saw the President in the interest of cx-Minister to Sweden and Norway W. W. Thomas, or Portland, who has a desire to return to his former post. Mr. Thomas Eerved as minister there under Garfield and Ilanibon. While there the first time he married a Swedibh woman, anil this lias added much to his popularity In his wife's native country. Mr. Thomas was with Senators Hale and Frye, as was also Mrs. Thomas. Ex-Congressman Tickler, of South Da kota, presented himself in person in company with Senators Han&biough and Kyle for the office' of Commissioner of Pensions. Mr. Pickler was In the last Congiess chairman of the Invalid Pension Committee. It "is said that Mr. Pickler is in good favor with the President. Gen. Cyrus Bussy , who was an Assistant Secretary or the Interior under Mr. Har rison was a caller, but he failed to see the President. Gen. Bussy, it is under stood, will ask for a like position under the present Administration. Perry S. Heath, who is believed to be slated for an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, iKid the attention of the Presi dent Tor upward of thirty minutes. Mr. Heath came from the inner circle with n happy smile upon his dimpled fuce, as much as to say, "It was all right and in a day or two the appointment would be made," but whether It will be a place in the Treasury or something equally as good," no oue knows, except the Presi dent and Mr. Heath, and neither of them will tell. Before 2 p. in. the upstairs of the house had been ivell cleared of visitors. At 3 o'clock the President received the pub lic in the East Parlor, which was at tended by several hundred. Of the many visitors there were quite a number who had preparedcards in advance to have delivered to the Pres ident. These were sent to the secretary but not to the President. Hallow Rich ardson, from Chippewa Falls, Wis., wrote on his card as follows: "Mr. President, when may I call to see you?" To this there was no answer. Rev. G. F. Bovard, superintendent of a mission in Arizona, wrote as follows: "Would like to see the President a mo ment to give information of vital Import ance to Arizona." Tlie President did not see the card. John L. Miller, of New York, sent in his certificate of membership to the New York Produce Exchange, which ceitilled his annual dues of $23 had been paid for tlie years 1S96 and '97. Charles C Bell, a wholesale fruit dealer, of Bronville, Md., and president or the National Apple Shippers' Association, had printed upon his card with a rubber stamp the racl that he had been a candidate for 'Presidential elector" for the Eighth dis trict. In the left-hand corner ol Mr. Bell's card was his "trade mark," with a bell in the center or a wreath or apple blossoms, with "C. C." in the center or the Sell, which clearly meant "C. C. Bell." The printing or Mr. Bell's card was In red ink, and the letters wcie or the ad vertising size. Mr. Bell wants to be an attache or the sub-bureau of the Agricul tural Depaitment. Julius Palmer, the Boston gentleman who is a sort or inn;oi-donio ro the former Queen of Hawaii during her residence here, was among the callers. He iianded Mr. Porter a note, which was said to be a request from "Her Gracious Majesty," ,s he calls Lihuokalahi, for an audience at an early date. President MeKinley proved his inten tion of being as democratic as possible during his official residence in Washing ton by taking another walk yesteiday afternoon thiough a part of the town fie queuted by promenaders at that hour He had been subjected to a hard day or it, and when the last caller had gone shortly berore 3 o'clock, he walked out of tlie front door or the-White House with Sec retary Porter. Many people recognked the President before lie had reached the east gate of the giounds. and their salu tations were responded to cordially. At the Kate hair a dozen people held up tlie President and shook hands with Win. Then he and Mr. Porter struck "across Pennsylvania avenue and up Madison place to Vermont avenue. They were back at the White House by 6 o'clock. Practically all the afternoon callers on the President came merely to pay their respects. Some of them were Chief J ufetice Nott and the judges of the United States Court of Claims; President Moirison and the members of the Intel state Commerce Commission; President Procter and the Civil Service Commission; and the Marquis and Marquise de Chambrun. More than a thousand people shook hands with the President at a public leccption which began at 3 o'clock. The majority or those who attended were women. Major MeKinley started out at the rate of thirty five handshakes a minute, but soon In creased it to the average of forty-five a minute, yiaintained by the Presidential expert in the art, Gen. Grant. One of the callers was a child attired as the God dess of Liberty. 'This is Pansy, Mr. President: Pansy, this is the President,'' said the child's mother breathlessly. Pansy shook hands witli Major MeKinley and received a pat on the head. LEXOW TRUST REPORT. It Dwells Upon the Necessity of Remedial Legislation. . Albany, N. Y., March 8. The report of the Lexow trust investigating committee will be presented to the senate tomorrow It contains about 10,000 words. The testi mony taken before the committee is re viewed at length, and while no special drive is made against any individual trust the committee treats all of the combines investigated alike. They found that these combinations to restrict the necessaries of life do exist, and that the aggregations of capital which have been formed were organized in nearly every instance for the purpose of regulat ing trade, suppressing competition, con troUing'the output and dictating prices. The report dwells at great length upon the great danger that is likely to arise from the continuance of the operations of these aggregations of capital and protests that affirmative legislation should be en acted with a view of restraining, if not entirely prohibiting, the operation of such monster combinations. Good for Ohio Newspapers. Youngstown. Ohio, Mnrch 8.-Oue of the famous Tyndale-Palmcr libel cases, of which there were some 200 or more brought against various newspapers throughout the country, was disposed of here this morning by Judge Kennedy, who dismissed the case pending against the Youngstown Vindicator, and assessed the costs -on the plaintiff. Hayurd Going to Italy. Loudon, March. 8. Thomas F. Bayard,' United States ambassador, and Mrs, Bayj and are arranging to make a tour of Italy and will probably start for Florence on March 20. THE SURPLUS- liHtlG The Inaugural Receipts Oveu Ex penditures Stated as $10,000. A REFUND TO SUBSCRIBERS The Finance Committee MaUes. a Detailed Statement of Receipts. A Proposition to Use the Surplus for ii Xew Convention Build.ng. Chairman Thompson's Statement. The finance committee of the late In-1 auguration met lust night at the Glover building, and discussed, besi.de finance, a proposition to ,makc the surplus over In augural expenses the nucleus of a fund to build a Convention Hall. Mr. John W. Thompson, chairman of tho committee, presided. Ait. Bates, expert accountant, acting as secretary. Others puvuut were Messrs. Matthew G. Emery, L. S. Taber, Jesse B. Wilson, Ross Thompson, II. K. Simpson, E. S. Parker, W. II. Moses, II. M. Lover, It. A.Holtzman, J. F. IIcou, G. S. Henlng," A. Greenlies, C. C. Duncanson, L. B. Davis, and S. T. Brown . 'the chairman made a brief preliminary statement corerlng the object or the meet ing, which was to look over the accounts and to wind up the affairs of the com mittee. Referring to the liberality and promptness of the contributions he co'm plimenicd the citizens on their responses, which he said amounted to $50,000, and thut, out or the total number or the 324 who hud subscribed, there were but three who railed to pay in the whole amount or theirsubscrlptlons. This made it possible and Just to say that the re cent reception was one of the rinest ever given by the citizens of Washington to a Preslient-elcct The promptness of the payments was evidenced by the fact that it was hurdly necessary to call in the fourth Installment, subscribers being per mitted to make their contributions good in four Installments. The chairman then referred to the sur plus. Eight years ago, he said, when Col. A. T. Britton was chairman of the inaugural executive committee, the surplus was devoted to charitable purposes. He would highly commend buch use of the present surplus, but he added there Is one thing Washington needs, a hall larger than any It now contains. He would, there fore, suggest that this committee propose to the executive committee that the surplus j be used as the nucleus of a fuud for the building or such a hall. He suggested a building to cost about $200,000 andto accommodate from 12,000 to 13,000 people. Mr. Thompson repeated that he was In no sense antagonizing the laiul.-iblc former disposition of an inniitMiral .... ,, surplus in charity works, and would cheer fully vote for sucha proposition, If it' were found to be the sense of the executive j committee. iir. Gieenlees moved that Chairman Thompson be directed by the finance com mittee to recommend to the executive committee that the surplus be used as the beginning of a fund for the undertaking outlined by Mr. Thompson, and the motion was can led. Mr. Greenlees offered the following: "Whereas the duties of thefinance com mittee are now practically completed; and "Whereas the subscriptions paid by the public to the guarantee fund were made with the understanding that this money should be returned in whole or in part fiom the receipts of the ball and other revenues; and, "Whereas we undei stand from the report made by the chairman that the subscriptions paid in can -lie returned to the subscribers in full; therefore, "Resolved, That the treasurer be re requested to return to the subscribers to this guarantee fund the several amounts paid In at the earliest practical moment. "Resolved, That the finance committee return their sincere thanks to the inau gural fund subscribers for their unsur passed promptness and liberality in mak ing up the amount of the guarantee fund." These resolutions were adopted. From the data at hand Mr. Thompson submitted a statement showing the fol lowing receipts by "the committee. From the ball $47,875.00 From concert tickets 12.17G.D0 From supper tickets 2,592.00 Total amount subscribed to guarautec fund 47,730.00 From the sale of privileges 5,692.03 Grand total $116,006.05 The guarantee fund amounts to $47,730 and it is estimated that the appropriations to the various committees (about $52,000) and $3,000 additional expenses, pretty well-known already, will make $102,730, which, deducted from thegrand total above, should leave a surplus of $13,336. It was stated, however, last night after the meeting, that outstanding bills would, in all probability, reduce the surplus to about $10,000. From the above statement in detail it appears that there were 9,575 pay at tendants at the ball, only one-fourth of whom took supper at the Pension Office; and that the number of pay attendants at the concerts were 24,353. The executive committee will meet on Thursday night. EX-SENATOR BOIPH MAT DIE. Feared He Cannot Survive the Shock of Amputation. Portland, Ore., March 8. Ex-Senator Dolph, of this State, is lying at the point of death. His leg was amputated on account of an old wound which caused gangrene. It is feared the patient cannot survive the shock. To Sing Slug for Ten Years. Brooklyn, N. Y., Marches,. Edward J. Russell, recently convicted 'of blackmail in trying to obtain $l,5GQ,.froni ex-Corporation Counsel Almet F. Jenks, was this morning sentenced by Judge Hurdto Sing Sing for ten years. This is the extreme penalty. HUP Wednesday Is Lust Dny of Re duced Rntes to Fort Monroe, Via the superb steamers "NewportNews," "Washington" and "Norfolk," daily at 7 p. in., from foot of 7th st. Tickets on sale March 4 to 10, good to return untilMarch 12, inclusive. Fare for the round trip $3.50. See ad. page 7. It Blinds, Any Size, 51 a Pair., Ltbbey & Co.. 6th st- and N. Y ave. lvv Institute Busine:s Colleee, SthandK. 1 None better. $25 a year, day or night MR. WOLCOTT'S PATRONAGE He Will Control u Majority of the Colorado Offices. The Colorado contingent or orrice-seckers now here is not large, but it is keeping Senator Wolcott busy. Among those on the spot arc Joseph WHl!aiup,Peter Campbell and Richard Lebert. Judged by the great stack of letters containing the applica tions for office from thq State which aie on the Senator's desk awaiting answer it might be inferred that fMcKinley cairled everyprecinetin Colorado by storm. There is even an application. irt from unsnimous Ourcey for the postofiice, but at the Senator's room they at"e not giving out the name of the ambitious individual. It is said that Churchill lb likely to se cure the district attorneyship. Senator IVolcott has had a long con ference with Presldenb.McKinley. He will have absolute control of the distribution of allCoioradopatronage. Under ordinary conditions tlie Republican candidates for Congress would control tlie postofficcs, ex cept in Denver city, but these gentlemen cut so poor a figure In the election re turns that they will not enjoy the privileges accorded to the defeated candidate for Congress In other States of the Union. CHAPIN BROWN. A FAVORITE It Is Said He Will Be Appointed a Commissioner. Strong Opposition to Col. Triiesdell. If Named Ills Confirmation Will Ho Bitterly Fought. Among the more recent developments in the local political situation is a radical change In the aspect of the contest over the Republican Connnissionersliip, and, upon the authoiity of a gentleman whose information and judgmentthe public would rely were his name made known, it Is stated that Mr. Chapln Brown Ib certain to succeed. It is understood that Col. Truesdell's filends, with his consent, are urging his reappointment with great zeal and 'persuasive eloquence, but they are said to have been unable, so far, to make an impression, and, on the other hand, those who do not want Col. Truesdcll continued in the office, are alleged to be industriously working up a sentiment against Mm. Many who are thus engaged have no candidate, but they object to some of the methods of the present Commissioner in the conduct of the public business and do not hesitate to say so upon all convenient and proper occasion's. The ranks of the opposition aie comitused partly of Sen ators and Representatives, and they openly declare that If Col. Truusdell sliall prove to be the President's choice they will personally see to itthat hi" confirmation is defeated. There is said to be more open hostility to Col. Truesdellthan to any other candidate. Mr. Brownls backed by Col. M. M. Parker, Republican national committeeman for the District: Mr A. T. Bntton, Chairman Bell, of the inaugural Committee: Mr. S. W. Woodward, and other influential citizens of the District, who lose no opportunity to further his chances. OFFICESEEKERS ADVISED President MeKinley Says They Should Go Home at Once. Ho Will Not Make Many Appoint ments Before May, and Think, the Mud Rush JJiscrneefuI. The President is in anything but a good humor at the grand rush for ofrices. The announcement was made yeoterday that he was not going to be in any great hurry about making appointments, except in cases where It is imperative, and these will be when vacancies exist or are about to exist. It is not his intention to make any changes, except as above named, berore the month or May. He suggested yester day to some Senators and Representatives that the best thing they could do Jor their office-seeking constituents was to advice them to go home and there remain until they are sent for. They can leave their papers with the Senators or Repre seututiveB, who can look after their In terests, or, if they desire, can place their indorsements on file, and they will be taken up in their proper turn. The President, apparently, lias method in withholding some appointments until after the tariff bill has hnd consideration. He seems afraid there may be some who arc not In harmony with his ideas on the tariff question, and until he knows how they stand he thinks it is best to go slow on the patronage, thus doing as Mr. Cleve land did when he called his special ses sion of Congress In 1S93 to repeal the purchasing clause of the Sherman act, when he forced silver men In both bodies to vote for tlie repeal In hope of patronage. In addtltion to this the President re gards the onslaught of the seekers after office as an insult to the civil service law, though the majority o places being sought after at the present time maybe within Presidential power and outside of the classified service. He had hoped to evade the mad rush for orrice, but it came upon him like an avalanche, and the manner in which the applicants are demanding places has angered him a great deal. The President is disposed to recognize the civil service law In all its rigidness, notwithstandlngthepubllc statement made by his lieutenant, Mr." Grosvenor, on the iloor of the House notlong since which conveyed the contrary impression. It is certaia that th'tise who are the least modest in their claims will rare the worst in Presidential ravor, and those who act upon his advlcc'and go home until sent ror will in all probability -stand the better chance for appointment. Woman Committed SuicJde. New York, March 8. A couple registered as "Mr. J. Everett and wire," Chicago," at the Hotel Victor, at the northeast cor nel of Third avenue and Twenty-fourth street, this forenoon. At 1 p. m. Mrs. Everett was cemaved'fu Eellevue Hospital unconscious arid suffering from hysteria. She died at 3:11 o'clock. A bottle which contained carbolic acfd was found in the room atthe hotel. Mr. Everett left the hotel by way qC the root when the ambulance and police arrived, and lias not been cap tured. It is believed that' the woman com mitted suicide. '. Tolsr-'-Ptraijrlit, Bidlit Kiln-dried. Llbbcy & Co., Gth str. add Newi York'ave. THEOUgHATUH AHSWERED " . . r Greece Urges the Powers Not to Insist on Their Demands. APPEAL IN HUMANITY'S NAME The Reply Is Couched in Coiirteous and Persuasive Terms It Is Not Considered Satisfactory and Co ercion on the Purt of the Powers Is Probable. London, March 8. Tho Chronicle tomor row will publish a dispatch from -Athens, giving the full text of the reply of Greece to the powers. After a brief preamble, the reply continues: "In view or the extraordinary gravjty of the results which will follow, his majesty's government considers it to be its duty to submit to the powers its opin ion of the measures decided upon, an opin ion which is the result or long experience and a profound acquaintance with the situation in Crete. "Impressed by tlie sentiments which aiAP. SHOWING THE ISLAND OF animate the powers and their solicitude for general peace, the Greek government will not rail in this duty since Greece also nrdently desires, to contribute to the i maintenance or. peace and to save rroin utter ruin the population or an island put to so severe a trial and so often decimated. "We believe that the new regime or autonomy adopted by the powers un happily cannot correspond to the noble intentions that Inspire It, and. that it will suffer the fate of the different ad mfiiistratlye .systems which at various times and without success have been tried hi Crete. j "This is not the first time that Crete j finN herself in a state of insurrection. In recent times, on more than six oc casions, the horrors of anarch y have shaken and Imperiled her existence. "If then the new regime with which it is proposed to endow her Is not cal culated to re-establish order In a defini tive manner, the Greek government cannot doubt the Impossibility of putting an end by means of It to the present state of revolution. Anarchy will continue to rav age the country with fire and sword In its hands; blind fanaticism will continue its destructive work or exterminating a people which assuredly does not deserve such a fate. "Before such a prospect our responsibil ity would be enormous it we did not most earnestly urge the powers not to insist upon the scheme of autonomy proposed, but rather to restore to Crete what she al reauy had at the time of the enfranchise ment of the other provinces which form the kingdom of Greece, and to lead her back to Greece, to which she belonged since Capriodistis was president. "In the presence of the recent massa cre, pillage and conflagration in Canea, In the presence or the Trlghtful anguish to which the inhabitants of Crete have been exposed and menaced by the bound less fury of the Mussulman population, Who prevented the departure of Christian families for Greece, which has always been a providential refuge for all these miserable beings, our whole country was torn with remorse for the rcsponsibility it assumed last year In inducing the Cre tans to lay down their arms. The mis rorttmes that resulted forbid us to under take once more such a task, and if we had attempted it our voice would cer tainly have been feeble. "Its echo would not have reached the Cretan people. ' "It being the ease, therefore, that a new autonomy could not fulfill the noble aim of the powers, it is obvious what would be the situation of the unhappy island from .today until the establishment of this regime. "If the powers believe it to be their duty to persevere In their resolutions, with the aboc views and in the name of humanity, as well as in interest of the island, the pacification of which is the unique object of the solicitude of the powers, we do not hesitate to appeal to them on the subjects of the other measures, namely the recall of our military forces. "Indeed, if because of the presence of the united squadrons in Cretan waters and in the conviction that these squadrons will not permit Turkish troops to disembark on the island, the presence also of all the ships of the Greek fleet off Crete Is judged to be unnecessary, the presence of the Greek army on the Island is nevertheless shown to be desirable alike from senti ments of humanity and in the interests of the definitive re-establishment of order. "Our duty specially forbids us to aban don the Cretan people to the mercy of Mus sulman fanaticism and the Turkish army, which at all times has deliberately and in--tentlonally participated in the aggressive acts of thq,populace against the Chris tians. Above all, if our troops on tlie Island, who arc worthy of all the con fidence of the powers, have received a mandate to pacify tho country, their de sires and intentions would have received promptly the most perfect satisfaction. It would be, then, after tlie re-establlshment of order, that it would be possible to learn the desires freely expressed of the Cretan people for a decision as to the'r fate. "The sorrows which have recurred reg ularly ln Crete for many decades past not only do nob occur without profoundly agitating the Hellenic people, hut they also interrupt social activity and gravely ( disturb the economy and finances of the ll, HK .Jkjp S S ASA state. Even ir we admit that it would be possible to rorget for an instant that we share the common religion of Crete, that Ave. are of the &ame race, and hound by ties or blood, we could not in silence allow the powers to assume that the Greek state is able any longer to resist such shocks. "For this reason we appeal to the gen erous sentiments animathig the powers, and beg them to permit the Cretan people themselves to declare how they desire to be governed." (Signed) "SKOUZES." The Chronicle adds, on high authority, that the Greek envoys abroad have been Instructed on receipt or the reply to In form the government to which they are accredited that Greece is prepared to recog nize the temporary suzerainty of the sultan, to withdraw her fleet completely, and to place the Greek array in command of any mllltury representative of the powers senior in rank to Col. Vasscs for restoring order In the island ir the powers are willing ultimately to leave the decision as to the fate of Crete In the hands of the people. COERCION WILL BE EMPLOYED. The Times Snys Greece Will Be Compelled to Submit. London, March 8. The Time3 tomorrow will say: "Despite the studied courtesy of the language of Greece's reply it merely re affirms a policy which the powers have pronounced inadmlssable and attempts to justify the conduct of Greece by sophis- CEETE, GREECE .AND TTJBKET. tries which have already been abundantly refuted. The powers, the paper adds, re main in al solute agreement. There can be no question that if Greece does not submit quickly they will employ coercion. THE REPLY UNSATISFACTORY. Russia and Germany Ready to Blocli nde the Grecian Const. Berlin, March S. The reply of Greece to the Identical note of the powers has been received here, and, as was expected, it is unsatisfactory. In consequence Ger many and Rusia have signified their ap proval of an immediate blockade of the Greek and Cretan coasts. GREECE RISKING RUIN. The London Standard's Wnrnict; to Klntj George. London, March 8. TheStandard deduces from the promise made by M. Hanotaux, the French foreign minister, la tne Cham ber or Deputies, that no military opera tions would be conducted without the assent or the chamber, that there will be no summary chastisement of Greece. It does not pretend to say what will be done, but it warns King George that he is risking the ruin of his kingdom. It says, moreover, that lie will only delay the emancipation r Crete by deferring the inevitable order for the recall of the Greek fleet and troops. The Daiy News will say that it still believes a compromise will be reached, although a peaceful blockade may pre cede It. The Chronicle will say that in face of such answer British coercion of Greece is impossible. GERMANY'S EASTERN POLICY. Will Keep Out of the "Vnr if One BreaRs Out. Hamburg, March S. The Hamburg Cor respondent seini-officlally states that in the event of Greece rejecting the ulti matum and the powers not agreeing speed ily as"to"their future course of action, or in the event of a Greco-Turkish war break ing out, It Is understood that the German cruiser Kaserin Augusta, now in Cretan waters, ill be recalled. Germany will thus quietly retire Into that reserve that is Suited to her rylitical interests. " ONLY THREE HAVE ASSENTED. All the .Powers Huve Not Agreed to n BlocRade. London, March 8. Tthe Vienna cor respondent of the Chronlcletclegraphs that much anxiety Is felt there lest Great Britain refuse to jtln in coercing Greece. As yet Austria, Germany and Russia are She, only three of the six greatpowers that have assented to the proposals made by the foreign admirals in Cretan waters, which imply a severe blockade cf the coasts of Greece. The correspondent adds that the ves vels of the Greek navy which arc going to Volo harbor are kept under strict sur veillance. TIIE NEGOTIATIONS FAILED. The Cretan's Still Besieging Mus sulmans in Selino. London, March S. The Times tomorrow wi Republish a dispatch from Canea saying that a torpedo boat destroyer which has arrived in Suda Bay from Selino, reports that the negotiations of Sir Alfred Bfliotti with the insurgents at Selino in behalf of the besieged Mussulmans have failed. The 300 men from the various warships who accompanied Sir Alfred will march inland. NOT AN ULTIMATUM. Balfour Says the Powers' Note "Was Not One. London, March 8. In the House of Com mons today Right Hon. A. J. Balfour denied that the collective note which the powers had addressed to Greece was Continued on Fourth Page- Mantels, Any Size, Sl.UO Apiece. IJbbey & Co., Gth fct. and N. Y ave. SANDBAGGED 110 BOBBED George H. Young Assailed In the Capitol Grounds. LARGE SUM OF MONEY TAKEN He Is a Wealthy Virginia Merchant and Was on His Way to Vl.s.t Friends Blinded and Then felled to the Ground by a Highwuyinun. Not Seriously Injured. George H. Young, a respectable and well-to-do merchant of Shenango Pest office, Va., was held up, sandbagged and robbed of a large sum of money and his tvatch on the Capitol grounds early last evening. Mr. Young, who has been visiting at the home of Mr. Henry Burns. No.'5i6Seventh street southeast, since inauguration day, had been down town (during the early part of the evening and he concluded than he would walk to Ms friend's home on Capitol Hill Instead of takiug a car. He had nearly reached the eastern limit of the Canitol grounds when he heard footsteps behind him. He had just turned to see who approaching so rapidly, when some sort of a powder was thrown into his eyes, blinding hmr and a moment later lie received a stunning blow on the back of the head from a sandbagand was felled to the ground. Just how long the unconscious man laid there he could not tell, but he thinks it was fully half an hour- When he re gained consciousness he found that all his money, amounting to $285 r together with a silver watch, wa. misting. Re gaining his feet he endeavored to find a policeman, but being in a dazed con dition, he was compelled to sit down oa the stone wall at the edge or the grounds. A lady and gentleman passing by noticed Mr. Young's actions, and upon question ing him the gentleman found that he was not intoxicated as he had supposed, and he directed him to the Sixth police sta tion. At the station Young said he could Sive no description of tne highwayman ex cept that he Was a tall man and had a black mustache. He was certain that no one in tne city could have known of bis having such a large sum of money in his possession. He said he was not a drinking man and had not tiken a drop of anvthins during last evening, or, indeed, during his entire vi.lc in the city Aa his ticket expired at 1" o'clock last night he had made ar rangement, to return to his home in Vir ginia, and he was returning to bid Mr. Burns and family goud-by. After lodging his complaint with ttie police, the injured man went to the Emer gency Hospital, where it was found that the contusion on the hack of the head, though painful, was not setoas. The powder thrown into the man's eyes had temporarily injured the sighs of the righU eye. After treatment at the Emergency Mr. Young returned to his friend's home 09, Capitol Hifl. DIVORCE DECLARED INVALID. A New YorR Court Relates to Rec ognize an Oklahoma Decree. New York, March 8. Justice Lawrence, in the supreme court, tnlay declared an other Oklahoma divorce invalid. In 1896 John F. Drlscoll told his wire that he was going to Iowa to get a position, bus instead he went to Oklahoma and gat a decree of divorce against his wife on the charge of cruelty and abandonment. When he returned to this city his wife had him arrested in a suit which she insti tuted for absolute divorce. The court IkIu that the divorce decree had no validity whatever, as the Driscolla were not reidents of Oklahoma and the courts there had no jurisdiction in the matter. CLEVELAND TO JOIN BENEDICT. They Will Go to Jacksonville on the Oneida. Jacksonville, Fin., March 8. A letter was receied in the city this morning by a. prominent citizen from E. C. Benedict, a well-known visitor to this city, and an Intimate friend of ex-President Cleveland, saying that Mr. Cleveland. withCapt. Lara herton and Dr Wood, are now at Ports mouth, Va., where they arrived Friday on the lighthouse tender Maple, and party will leave there either totUy or tomorow on board Mr Benedict's yacht Oneida, and they will then proceed to Southern waters, calling in at Jacksonville and remaining several days here, and will then proceed down the east coast and into the Gulf or Mexico. DETAILED TO WASHINGTON. Captain Bingham "Will Have Charge. of Public Bnildlng. and Gronuds. Capt. Theodore A. Bingham, at presenton duty with the battalion at engineers sta tioned at Wnllet's Point, N. Y., has been detailed by Secretary of War Alger to re port to Gen. J M. Wilson for assignment to duty in charge of public buildings and grounds of the District. Although this order was prepared on Saturday afternoon it was not issued until yesterday. Capt. Bingham has an excellent record as an engineer, and he will doubtless make an efficient and popular official. He has been connected at various times with tho Missouri River Commission, and has also been engaged upon improvements on the Mississippi River He was with the United States legation at both Berlin and Rome until 1895, when he was transferred to duty at Wiilet's Point, from which detail Secretary Alger's order relieves blm. His appointment will relieve Lieut. John A. Sewell, who has been temporarily in charge here. Cincinnati's Losses From Floods. Cincinnati, Ohio, March S. President Herrmaan, nt the city board of administra tion, after careful Investigation places the loss in this dty f mm the recent high water at $300,000. Gangs of laborers in both water works and engineers department: were putto work today on damagedstrecta and bridges. Cnrllsts Seizing Officials. Madrid, March S- A band of armeo. men, who are believed to be Carlists,are traversing the province cX Saragossa. seiz ing the officials uf the various places through which they pn.-s, A similar band is marching through the-province of Valen ci... Troops are in pursuit of both bands.