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WASHlSTGrTOST, TUESDAY,, MARCH i). 1S97 eight pages
All Kinds and Conditions of Men
Beset Mr. MeKinley.
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.
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.
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 Inaugural Receipts Oveu Ex
penditures Stated as $10,000.
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
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
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.
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
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.
It Is Said He Will Be Appointed a
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
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.
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.
" . .
Greece Urges the Powers Not to
Insist on Their Demands.
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
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
"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
"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
"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.
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-
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.
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.
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.
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. "
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
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
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.
George H. Young Assailed In the
Capitol Grounds.
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
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
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
After treatment at the Emergency Mr.
Young returned to his friend's home 09,
Capitol Hifl.
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
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
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
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.

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