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The TIMES cir culation lasb week was 296,703 i '" Local showers in tho morning, probably fair during tho afternoon; -winds shifting to Northwesterly; ' colder Wednesday night. THE LARGEST IN THE CITY. WAsnraTOr, wedistesdax maech to, is9T eight pages 02JTE CENT vol. in. Ko. i,oss DEFI THE POWEi is Is fte Orfler Giien tie Greet iteal FIRED OH THE fflMSHTB An Italian Cruiser Compels Cre tans to Retire. GREEKS FORCED TO RETURN Cessation of Fighting at Akrotiri. Pillaging the Shops of Christians. Russia's Vindlctiveuess Toward Greeee An Exeltiug Debate in Parliament Sir. Half our Explains. Athens, March 9. Xca Ephcmcris, the ministerial organ, says that orders have been sent to Admiral Sachtourl, the com mander of the Greek warships at Canea, to retain his position and not to notice any directions that may be given to him by the foreign udmirals, even if forceis threat ened to compel obedience to their diiec tions. It is also stated that Prince George, on board the echoolshlp Kanaris, went to Platania and instructed Col. Vassos, the commander of the Greek army of occu pation, to avoid a conflict with the powers and to withdraw into the interior of the Island. The Greek squadroais blockading a num ber of Turkish vessels in the Ambracian Gulf. Three hundred monks at Mount Athos have offered their services as soldiers in the event of war. They arc expected to arrive at the Piraeus today. OTHED OX TI1K INSURGENTS. An Italian Cruiser Compels Them to Retire. Canea, March 9. Advices from Hiera petra, on the south coast of the island of Crete, say that Mussulmans in posses sion of that town were summoned to sur render by the Christian insurgents who were investing the town and that the Mus BUlmans refused to do so. The insurgents then fired a volley into the fort which was held by the Moslems, whereupon an Italian cruiser lying off the town fired upon the insurgents, compelling them to retire. The insurgents were commanded by the Greek leader, Korakas. During the fighting at Akrotiri the Turkish positions were at one time so threatened by the insurgents that the warships made preparations to fire upon ttie Christians. This was averted by the latter retiring. A Turkish transport with Turkish civil officers and soldiers on board arrived here from Kastell today, but was refused a pilot to bring her into the harbor, owing to the fact of her having smallpox on board. The contemplated disbanding of the In ternational Gendarmerie causes much un easiness here, as it will leave the city at the mercy of the unpaid, mutinous Mos lem gendarmes. According to a Turkish report six Mos lems were killed and eight wounded In the fight at Akrotiri. The situation at Akrotiri is similar to the condition of affairs which pre vailed two weeks ago, but the war ships are very unwilling to fire upon the Chris tians. Each side accuses the other of beginning the combat The truth seems to be that the Insurgents began to ad vance upon the town and the Turks began firing upon them. The result of the mission of Sir Alfred .Blliotti, fne British consul here, in behalf of the besieged Moslems at Kandamos is as yet unknown, although yesterday it was stated that it had failed. "When he arrived at Seline he communicated with the Insurgent chiefs, who at first refused to meet him, but upon learning that it was proposed by the powers to grant autonomy to the island, they eventually invited him to a conference. It is understood that 570 men from the British warships Rodney and Scout, and the ships of other nations arc escorting Sir Allred, who started for Kan'dambs yes terday morning. The mission of the ex pedition is regarded as a dangerous one. FORCED TO RETURN HOME. Greek Officials Compelled to Leave the Island. Canea, March 9. M. Baraklis, the Greek vice consul; the staff of the consulate and a number of Greek newspaper reporters embarked upon a vessel this afternoon to return to Greece, Admiral Canevara Insist ing that his order that they leave the Island must be obeyed. Major Bor, the British officer who was recently appointed to the command of the International Gendarmerie, hns refused to disband the force at the bidding of the International command. He declares that be will not abandon his post until ordered by the sultan to do so. The fight at Akrotiri ceased at noon today, the insurgents changing their posi tion owins to their fears that they would again be bombarded by the foreign war Ehips. : The story of the massacre of Mussul mans at Sitia will not down, though It has been emphatically denied several limes. It was represented again today, with the addition that the consuls at Dorakllon had been convinced by wit nesses that 400 Moslems were killed In the villages in the vicinity of SItla. It was" first stated that 2,000 Mussulmans bad been massacred in Sitia. CnHISTJANS' HOUSES PILLAGED. Moslems Rioting in the Vicinity of Cnnen. Canea, March 9. Advices received from Rctimo, on the north coast, some thirty miles southeast of here, show that the pillaging of the houses and shops of the Christians there is still going on. The vice consuls stationed at Retinio have asked the consuls here that protection be afforded the Christians. In Canea Itself there has been numerous robberies of houses owned by Christians who are absent from the city. This pillag ing is not the work of the Moslem in habitants, but is done by Turkish soldiers. Protests have been made to the acting governor, but no satisfaction was obtained, he saying that the robberies cannot be helped, as the Turkish soldiers have to pillage to live. Tewflk Pasha, the military governor, has sent to Herakllon for another battalion of troops, which will make the condition of affairs worse than ever. VLNDICTIVENESS OF RUSSIA. She. Is Thought to Be the Root of tho Trouble. London, March 9. The Chronicle will tomorrow publish a dispatch from Athens, saying that the kernel of the situation is that Russia is pursuing Greece with a terrible vindictiveness that it is impossible to explain. It is stated, however, that Russia realizes that millions of Greek Christians in the East yield ieligious al legiance to the Greek patriarch at Con stantinople, which is a serious bar to Russia's plans. M. Muravieff, the Russian foreign min ister, is anxious to remove this bar, by humiliating GTeece and destioying her in fluence with the patriarch. AN EXCITING DEBATE. Harconrt Asks the Government for nu Important Assurance. London, March 9. As the House of Com mons was on the point of adjourning this evening Sir William Vernon Harcourt, the leader of the Liberal party, arose, and, while disavowing any desire to embarrass the government in the negotiations neces sarily arising on account of Greece's le ply, said he desired an assurance that the British forces should not be employed against Greece before Parliament, was given a chance to express its judgment on the matter. (Opposition cheers.) Continuiug, Sir William said he be lieved that a situation had arisen in which an amicable settlement or the ques tion was possible. He was confident that the government would do its best to in sure such a settlement. He did not base his request on constitutional right, .but on a policy of the highest description, really involving the issues or peace or war. Mr. Arthur Balfour, the government leader, in reply to Sir William, said that the course demanded by the opposition was extremely Inexpedient, and absolutely con trary to precedent. The government, he added, could not be guided by the practice of France, to which Sir Willlinm had re ferred. He recalled the bombardment of Alexandria in 18S2, and the blockade of Greece in iSSG, when Sir William was a member of the government. He could be lieve that any stronger action, aud hoped that nothing as strong, was now likely, but in neither case to which he referred had any notice been given to Parliament beforehand. The government was most anxiously deslrlous or an amicable settle ment. It was in every way conscious of its responsibility, and was acting in the firm belief that it was pursuing a policy that would bring liberty to Crete and preserve the peace of Europe. It was not prepared to imperil either by a pledge which might hamper Its action at a critical moment. (Unionist cheers. ) In reply to a question asked by Sir Charles Dilke, Mr. Balfour said he did think that the negotiations now in progress would be terminated by Thursday, enabling a statement or the intentions of the pow ers to be made on that day, as had been promised by Mr Hanotaux, the Frencli foreign minister. IN THE FRENCH CHAMBER. Consideration of the Cretan Ques tion Deferred Until Tomorrow. Paris, March 9. In the Chamber of Deputies today M. Mlllerand, Socialist, again Interpellated the government re garding the Cretan question and the action to be taken by France in view of the re fusal of Greece to heed the ultimatum of the powers. rrime Minister Mellne and M. Hanotaux, minister or foreign afrairs, asked that consideration of the subject be deferred until Thursday, and this was agreed to by the chamber by a vote of 312 to 205. THE ITALIAN CABINET. "Will Take Part in Coercion if row ers Are Unanimous. Rome, March 9. It is stated that the cabinet, although hoping that a peaceful solution of the question would be arrived at, decided not to abstain from taking part in the coercion of Greece if the other powers were unanimous on this point. MEETING OF THE CABINET. The New Aspect of the Cretan Situ ation Considered. London, March 9. An extra meeting or the cabinet to consider the new Cretan situation arising from Greece's practical refusal to accede to the demands or the powers was held this evening In one of the private rooms of the House of Com mons. After the meeting. Prime Minis ter Salisbury went to the foreign office, where he was visited by Count Deym, the Austrian ambassador. Later Lord Salis bury sent telegraphic messages, to the foreign capitals, and to Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymour, commander-ln-chict of the British Mediterranean squad ron. NOT CONSIDERED SATISFACTORY. Greece Has Evaded Every Point Made by the, Powers. Vienna, March' 9. The Greek .reply to the identical note of' the six great powers has been received at the ministry of foreign affairs, where it has been most carefully considered. It is not considered at all satisfactory, as it is evasive, Greece ap parcntly being desirous of dodging the very points upon which the identical note waB based. HUNDREDS ANXIOUS TO RETURN. Greek Consul at Boston May Ap peal to the American People. Boston, March 9. D. T. Tiniaycnis, G reek consul at this port, says that he finds the Greeks of Boston and its neighborhood to bo full of enthusiasm and with a burning desire to return to their jiutive country to do battle with the Turks. He has re ceived, he says, from Lowell alone an offer of 600 men who want to go back toG reecc. If the powers hold aloof, Mr..Timayenis has no doubt as to the outcome of the con test between his people and the Turks. Greece will win, he says, because she must win. It is the intention to appeal to the American people for assistance, but just how to do it the Greeks here have not determined. NEW illli THEM Tho ex-Queen's $20,000 Annuity Said to Be Omitted. ATTY. GENERAL SMITH HERE That Official at tho Hawaiian Lega tionMinister Hatch Says That Annexation Discussion Is a Little Premuture The Question to Come Up Soon at a Cabinet Meeting. Attorney General Smith, of Hawaii, and ex-Mlnlster Thurston, or thatibland, are in the city. The coming of these gentle men to this country, it will be remembered, was associated In the minds of some peo ple in this city and in Honolulu with a direful plot to blow ex-Queen Liliuokulanl and her retinue up against the concave vault. It was, however, officially denied that the deposed "sovereign fled to the Cairo through any desire to (..scape martyr dom en behalf of the royailstHof Hawaii. Ex-Minister Thurston airived in this city quietly a few days before the inaugura tion, which he came to, see, and is the guest of relatives here. Attorney General Smith went to the Hawaiian legation, No. l'JOl Rhode Island avenue, where he Id the guest of Mr. Hutch, the Hawaiian min ister. The visit of Mr. Smith, taken in connection with that of the ex-queen, each representing an opposites side in the mat ter or annexation, makes an interesting condition. It can be assumed that neither the ex-minister noi the attorney general came here loaded with dynamite. It is understood, notwithstanding disclaim ers, that the matter of annexation Is to be broached officially at a not distant meeting of the Cabinet. At the Hawaiian Legation it was Mated lust night that the visit, both of Mr. Thurston and the attorney general, was purely social. It was also stated on other good authority that Mr. Smith was , on a tour of observation as to sanitary laws, having recently been to Japan for that purpose. The most interesting statement about these gentlemen was that they had come here with a draft of a new treaty for annexation. Minister Hatch said that this statement was a little premature, but further lie would not disciibs the mat ter. No other information was obtain able to throw light on the purpose of these gentlemen's visit other than that above given. They did not call at the State Department yesterday, but the in formation comes pretty straight that it will'ilot be many days before the matter will be up before the Cabinet. The lormer treaty with Hawaii was withdrawn from the Senate by President Cleveland, who, In his message on that doc ument, spoke unreservedly of the legiti mate royal government Since that time the annexation or Hawaii has been consid ered on the shelf, but has never come to the front again. -lt was admitted by oneof of the officials of the Hawaiian govern ment that i t was the change of adminis tration that has brought the contention to life m. soon. He did not know Presi dent McKlnley's views on nnnc:vatlon, and he did not think that Senator Slwrman had been correctly quoted as Inviolably against a union of the two countries . It Is said that the new draft of the basis of agreement omits an essential in which ex-Queen Lllluokalani is much interested. The old treaty proposed an annuity to the ex-nueen of S20.000. It has been whis- pered that her ex-majesty desires this to be increased as a condition precedent for the settlement of the dispute, but this is not admitted by those who speak for Lllluokalani. It has been asserted that she must have her crown or nothing, and that her private revenues are ample to maintain her in a state becoming her po sition. It is not unlikely that a proposition will soon be made for a commission from the United States and from Hawaii to at least reopen the question. This probability was not denied by those in a position to know, although It was added that the tariff question might monopolize the whole of the extra session. Should it come up In the Senate It will receive again the support of the leader In the last debate, Senator Fryc, whose attack on Cleveland's posi tion Is well remembered. THE MINNESOTA ELECTIONS. Democrats Have Gained a Number of Towns. St. Paul, Minn., March 9. Fifty Minne sota towns and villages held elections to day. At North St. Paul, JohnOwens, Demo crat, was elected mayor by a majority of two votes. Elsewhere the Democrats car ried a rather larger number of towns than usual. The fight on the license question was uppermost. The pro-liquor people car ried thirty-five towns, five more than at the last election. The vote wasthcsmallestin many years, owing to the new constitutional amend ment which requires lhatevery voter must be a full citizen. Hitherto it has been the practice to take out first papers and per haps never take out the others. In many cases this year prominent citizens were neither able to run for office or vote. Detnocratf "Win in New Hampshire. Portsmouth, N. H., March 9. At today's municipal election John M. Emory ,. Demo cratic candidate for mayor, defeated Sam uel W. Emery, Republican, by eight votes. The Republicans got control of the city government, electing seven out of nine aldermen and eleven out of the sixteen councilmen. Democrats Successfil In Salem. Salem, N. J., March 9. The city election today resulted in the re-election of Mayor Jonathan W. Acton, Democrat, by a small plurality. On the balunce of the ticket the result is very close. The Democrats will control the city council, but the Re publicans will retain contiol of the board of freeholders. Fight BetweeuTrainmennndTramps Richmond, Va., March 9. A fight oc curred at Kllby Station, on the Seaboard Air Line, last night, between three tramps, who had boarded a train, and the train crew. "Walter Blackwell, one of the tramps, was shot, perhaps fatally, in the stomach, and John Judkins, conductor of the train, was Bhot In the arm. Black well and one of his companions are in jail at Suffolk. The third tramp es caped. Union VeteranLegion whovisit Baltimore tonight bo at B. & O. depot, 6 p. m. Dlluus, Any Slice, 1 a Pair. Libbey & Co.x 6th st- and N. Y. ave. HELD UP HY SIX MASKED MEN. Loiiisvillo and Nashville Train Stopped and $10,000 Secured. Birmingham, Ala., March 10. Louisville' and Nashville north-bound fast mall, No. 4, was held up by .sixniasked men three miles this side of Calera tonight about 11:15 o'clock The train had just left the tank and was on time. Engineep Orr was ordered to halt his train by two men on the plat form of the inalU coaph. Two ugly pistols acidi'd emphasis to the order. He obeyed. BTu stopped the train and was ordered down from the cab and made to cut loose the air, which he did promptly. He was then made tp go with the men to the express car. The only occupant was II. W. Gordon, who was made to open the door. One man then got Inside and se cured a number of valuable packages. The two men then accompanied the engineer back to the engine and arter he readjusted the air, was1 ordered to pull out. This he did. The passengers werejiot disturbed. Sher iff O'Brien and five deputies, with horse and dogs, left on a special for the scene. It Is rumored that the robbers secured $10,000. Owing to the reticence of the railroad officials It Is ImpoM-lble to sub stantiate the rumor, lint the booty was probably large. FIREBUGS AT BROOKLYN Three Persons Dead anil One Other 2Iay Die. A Mother Tossed Her Infant from a Fourth Story Window to Its Death. Brooklyn, X. Y., March 9. A fire in this city 'today, supposed to be the Svork of an Incendiary, caused the death of three per sons and Injured one other so badly that it is thought she will die. The dead are: CHAKLES GODDARD, -10 years old. Mrs. ANNIE DUNCAN. JOHN DUNCAN, IS months old. The latter was thrown from the fourth story window by his mother, Annie Dun can. She leaped a minute later and sus tained in J u lies which caused her death tonight. Mrs. Goddard also jumped at the same time aim received internal Injuries that the doctors at the City Hospital say may result in her death. The building in which the fire sturted is a fuur-.story brick, situated tic Auburn place and Canton -street. It is occupied i,l,lwr wirrepouuiu, a.c iiia"i by Joseph Horfard'on the tfrst flcor, sec- actively for the position of .'oliciior of in oad floor by Marv A. Sullivan: third lluor. lcrnal H-venue, a place for which heis par Mrs O'Connor, f'ourtli ilcor, Mrs. Duncan t!'"arly well qunllf.ed by ability aud ex nnd Mr. ri.M:ird. TRtfJhiiKh.md of . tbn .pe.rience.. Mr. Walker is very popular in latter was a cnrtaumntiwi, and when the flames and smoke got to his rcOms lie was in bed. His wire, hearing the screams of Mrs. Duncan, ran to the front window, for getting her sick husband. Seeing Mrs. Duncan Jump out she followed, landing al most simultaneously in the street. The child died before it readied the hospital The body of Goddard was not found until after the fire had been extinguished. He was found near the window, showing that he had dragged himself. from his bedroom for the purpose of getting to the fire- J ipe Ut-fore reachingthcre he was over- come by smoke. Mrs. O'Connor saved her soir and her two children by climbing down the fire-escape from the third floor. The fire started in the cellar near the air-shaft, and in a few -riiintites the entire building was in riames. The rapidity with which the flames spread leads to the be lief thai lirebugs caused the fire. The loss on -,he building and its contents will amount to $10,000. WHY BOUTHLLE STAYS AWAY. Angry Because He-Was Not Putin the Cabinet. There hns been for the past few days a great deal of comment in circles about the White House at the failure of Capt. Charles A. Boutellc, chairman of the'Naval Affairs Committee of the Bouse, to call upoa the new President. It will be remembered that Mr. Boutclle was for a short time after the election of Mr. McKlnley one of the most enthusiastic applicants for the position of Secretary or the Navy, and, ho his Mends said at tho time, was sure to be chosen. When Mr. McKinley was a member or Congress he and Capt. Boutclle were great personal friends, and the latter having been for two Congresses chairman of the Naval Commit tee, he no doubt believed that he was well fitted for the place and he was quite pos itive that the President-elect should be of the same impression. Capt. Boutelle's ambition to go into the Cabinet was nipped In the bud through the Influence or Mr. Reed and his friends. This opposition from Reed caused a wide breech in the relations of the two .eminent men from Maine, and the result has been they don't speak as they pass by. Capt. Boutelle, so his friends say, has been slaughtered in the house of his friends and he can have no further busi ness with Mr. McKinley, notwithstanding the fapt that he Is now President. Capt Boutellc has already announced that when theP.iesident desires- to see him his ad dress will be found in the Congressional Directory, and when sent for he may go, but not until then. Hesombles the Holmes Case. Memphis, Tenn., March 9. At Dekalb, Miss., there began today the trial of Dr. W. B. Lipscomb,' who, with Guy Jack, one of the foremost business men of the county, is charged with the murder of 0. T. Stuart. The circumstances closely resemble the celebrated case of H. H. Holmes. Issue of Redemption Bonds. Augusta, Ga,. March 9, The Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York, today - secured $1,000,000 issue of redemption bonds of the Georgia Railroad. The bonds run twenty-five years at 5 per cent and were sold at par. Ten A. P. A.s Arrested. Wallace, Idaho, MarchO. Sheriff Honey and posse succeeded in arresting without difficulty. ten of the ringleaders of the A. P. A. mob wjiich ran Editor Harris out of Wardner last Sunday". Among the pris oners is Eugene Norton, captain of the local State militia company. joist Straight, Bright, Kiln-dried. Libbey & Co., 6tb str. and New York ave. tie rouncuns wimiG They Expect a Large Batch of Nominations Today. DICK TO SUCCEED MAXWELL" Paul dn CiiaUlu, the Traveler, Wants to' Go to "The Land of the Mid night Sun" "What G. H. Valuer "Would Like Linton, the A. P. A. Leader's, Aspirations. The hungry, politicians are still in Washington in hordes. They are very hopeful that the President will send in a large batch of nominations to the Senate today, but judging from the poor begin ning he made on Monday he may not gratify them by a very large list today. It Is "isald he will certainly fill the English and French embassies today, aud prob ably also send In the nomination or Col. Powell Clayton for minister to Mexico. Along with these may go a number or assistant secretaryships. These nomina tions are essential to the orderly progress or department work under the new Ad ministration, particulatly in those depart ments which have a large patronage. One or the most important nominations anticipated today Is that or Major Chuilcs F. Dick, or Ohio, the right hand man of Senator Hanna la all or his campaigns, who is now slated for Fourth Assistant Pott master General or axeman. Gen. Maxwell's term has expired, and he is qui:e willing to retire from the position. Major Hick is expected to make short work of many thousands of Democratic postmasters, and to perform his d jMc.? withglcesomc celerity. Major Hick was prominently connected with the national campaign at Chicago, and it is said he knows the map of Ohio like a book, and tha'.. one of his particular duties will be to see that every hamlet has a postmaster who will do his utmost to send a Republican member or the legis lature to Columbus at the elections of this fall. A notable entry into the list of con testants for foreign mi'ons Is the fa mous explorer, Paul Cit Chaillu. This distinguished citizen Is a candidate for minister to Noiway and Sweden, and has the enthusiastic indorsement vt many of the most piomiuent Scandinavians of the Northwest. Du Chaillu won their af fectionate regard by his brilliant de scription of their people and country in "The Land of the Midnight Sun" and kin dred works. Ills principal competitor for the Stockholm minion is W. W. Thomas of Maine, who has twice before filled that post. The friends of Mr. George H. "Walker, the well-known Republican attorney and news- I .1 ..... . S...- I.t... ' 41... tlt.l-!..4 f rV?,.MiH5Vi .irtrl niAmlnunt. Ill-' JJIUIIltl V. I.UII1IIIIUU.. iuiw ij.uuuiivuh in fratcinal circles. He has long been as active and energetic Republican, and no longer man lasi urn whs kh. jiruxi .. Parker's right hand man in the brave work of raising a juicy campaign fund from Re publican clerks In the civil service by way of contribution to the gold fund at Chicago. It is said that the sum raised by Mr. Walkerwnsthe largestever contributed by the people of the District of Columbia to the campaign fund of any party. More recently he has done admirable work as recording secretary of the inaugural ex ecutive committee. Pcler Campbell, of Colorado, a prominent Republican leader in the Centennial State, is here visiting relatives. Mr. Campbell was formerly a well-known resident of the District, and was speaker of the legis lature of the Dlstrictof Columbia of 1573. He was a stalwart adherent of Gov. Shep herd, and took an active part in passing the celebrated improvement bills which made Washington the beautiful city which it is today. Mr. Campbell is Btill a stal wart Republican, and did not surrender to the great silver tide that swept over the Centennial State last fall. He dis claims aspirations for office, but he is keeping a close eye, nevertheless, on the way offices go to Colorado men. Dispatches icccived here yesterday are to the effect that Chairman J. L. Hodge of Denver, who is the head of the Mc Kinley Republican State committee, will come on to Washington immediately after the municipal election to "assist Senator Wolcott in distributing the federal places among the truly faithful few who stood by McKinley in the last campaign. Ex-Congressman Linton has made an application ror the position or Superin tendent" of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. He is backed by the Michigan Senators and by nearly all the delegation in the House. In addition he hns tho support of the entire A. P. A. organiza tion. He is the only candidate as yet In the field, but the place is a good one and -will attract competition. Carlisle at Lynchburg. Lynchburg, Va., March 9. Hon. John G. Carlisle, Cleveland's Secretary of the Treasury, arrived In the city last night. Mr. Carlisle's mission here was in connection with the big railroad fight now being waged between the governor of North Carolina and the Southern Rail road in regard to a lease on the Carolina road held by the Southern. Mr. Carlisle came here as special counsel for the Southern to see .Judge Slmonton, of the United States circuit court. Indictments Against a Contractor. Pittsburg, Pa., March 9. -Eighteen in dictments have been returned by the grand jury against W. J. Dunn, the well-known contractor, who Is charged with forging the name of City Comptroller H. I. Gour ley to assignments of Judgments for con tract woik for the city. The Indictments involve an aggregate of $53,171. This is divided into eighteen assignments, alleged to beforged, and each forms an indictment To Appeal for Her Son's Life. Cincinnati, Ohio, March-9. Mrs. Walling, mother of Alonzo Walling, one of the con demned murderers of Pearl Bryan, left Cincinnati for Green Castle, Ind., this afternoon. She will personally appeal to the Bryan family to consent to the exer cise of clemenoy by Gov. Bradley. Deaths of n Day. Mrs. Paine, wife of Robert Treat Paine, at Boston, yesterday. John L. Sawyer, editor, at Cherry Valley, N. Y., yesterday. John Wall, capitalist, at Lynchburg, Va., yesterday, aged fifty-elght. Arthur Blddle, attorney, of Philadelphia, at Atlantic City, Monday, aged forty-four. THE CABINET MEETING. A Determination as to the Making of Appointments. It was noticeable today at all of the de partments, after the Cabinet meeting was over, that the talk all drifted one way, in respect to appointments, and It is under stood that an intimation was received from the President that there will be few, ir any, important chauges within the present week. It is believed that Assistant Secretary McAdoo will be retained for ten days, probably until April l.and thesamemaybe said of several other under secretaries. The new chiefs are anxious to get the press of the office-seekers Into something like order before summoning in assistants who are as new to the office details as they are themselves. THAT DIAMOND ROBBERY. The Police "Will Not Probably Curry Their Investigations Farther. An alleged diamond robbery was re ported to the police yesterday afternoon and an account of it taken to an after noon paper, by an F street Jeweler. The police, after having thoroughly in vestigated the matter, will probably con clude to abandon the pursuit of the al leged thieves. No comment. CITIZENS CANNOT AGREE The South Washington Society Dis cussed the Coiiimissioiiei'ship. A Delegate Appointed to the Pro posed Mass Meeting Leonard Indorsed for Excise Board. The meeting of the SCuth Washington Citizens' Association In St. Dominic's Hall last evening, though not very largely attended, was pioductive of tome interest ing incidents. The ostensible purpose of the meeting was the indorsement of Mr. Bernard Ltonard as the Republican mem ber of the District excise board, but events pioved that the indoisement occupied but a very small part of the three hours con sumed by the association in its work. The meetlug was called to order by Vice President Hall, and tiouble was precipi tated at the start in a letolutiun, offered by Mr. J. W. Edwaids, for the appointment of a repiestntativeirom the association, to act with other South and East Washington Citizens' Associations, in the selection of a man to be indorsed by them in place of Commissioner Ross. Mr. J. W. Brown was recognized by the chair, aud in a lengthy speech said that there has always been an unjust distinc tion in the selection of District Commis sioners in favor of the northwest section of the city. He urged the association to first make an effort to have a citizen from the southwestern section Indorsed, and It that "could not be accomplished, to cumMue with the East Washington peo ple en their man. Mr. Brown's conservative speech did not j find favor with Mr. Murphy, who believed Uat the as0clation should be pledged to th lrjllnrMn or . Southwest Washimr- ton man first, last, and all the time, and if they couldn't get him, then let the other citizens associations of East Washington select their candidate and present him without the Indorsemcntof the South Wash ington people. This speech precipitated a hot discussion concerning the geographlcafl limits of the section represented by the association. .The discussion was brought back to the original question by Mr. Joseph Martin, jr., who stated that the nearest the south west section had ever been to having a Commissioner was at the time President Garrield was shot. He said a committee from that section had waited on the Presi dent, who hail promised that their man should have the place, but two days later the President was shot. After considerable discussion a vote on Mr. Edwards' resolution was reached, and it was adopted by a narrow margin. Presi dent Shea then took the chair, and after being enlightened as to the business trans acted before his arrival, stated that ac cording to his interpretation of the resolu tion it meant that the representative of the association would, at the mass meet ing of the other representatives, be morally bound to support the man agreed upon by the majority of that meeting, no matter whether he was a South Washington man or not. This started another discussion. Finally President Shea impressed upon the association that such discussion was out of order, aud Mr. Hall was recognized that he might present the name of Mr. Bernard Leonard tts a candidate for the District excise board. This he did in a most felicitous way. Mr. Uall was then appointed the dele gate to the mass meeting of the East Washington associations, which will prob ably be held some time this week. Some talk was indulged in as to whether the delegate should be instructed as to the man to indorse at that meeting- It was .finally decided that the matterr should be settled at a special meeting. PKOSPECT HILL CEMETERY. Affairs of the Corporation Are in Good Condition. The annual meeting of the German Evangelical Society of Prospect Ulll cem etery was held last evening at No- SO-i E street northwest. There was a large attendance. Besides the board or directors there were present a large number of lotholders in the cemetery. A resolution of thanks was tendered the directors for their services to the society In connection with the running of North Capitol street through Prospect Hill Cem etery, and also to those Congressmen who kindly loaned their influence to the set tlement of the matter. The following nominations were made for directors: Fred Imhof, president; George Eckert, secretary; George Wagner, John A. Griesbauer, Theodore Plltt.C R. Biick wede, George C. Rick, and William L. Elterlch. The election will take pincc on March 1G at the rooms of the Oriental Building Association, No. 80-1 E street northwest, from -L to S p. m. The judges of ,the elec tion will be Messsr. Weaver, Koch, Leon hard Eckert, Hugo Schultze, Julius H. Matteru and Frank Ren. Lonisvillo Bnnlt Assigns. Louisville, Ky., March 9. The Gcrmania Safety Vault and Trust Company made an assignment this afternoon. The failure wascausedbythesuspeasionoftheGerman National Bank, In which the trust company was a large depositor. Ivy Institute Business College, StbandK. None better. S25 a year, day or night TIE DEMOCRATS AT SE Caucus of Senators TVas Fruit less in Results. REORGANIZATION PROBLM Lenders Opposed to Taking Posses sion of the Committees Even IX a Combination for This Purpose Could Be Effected Dubois a Conn dldate for Secretary. For a little more than two hours yester day afternoon the Democrats of the Senate endeavored to reacli seme conclusion upon the question or the organization of the Senate. Like the Republican couferenee of Saturday, it was fruitless in results. Two factions are arrayed against each other. On the one hand, the Republicans present a solid phalanx of forty-two voters thatwll! stand by each other through thick and thin. On the other, there are tfce divided ranks of gold-standard Demo crats, sdver Democrats, bolting silver Re publicans, and PopuILstH. The problem iHsIore those seeking to take tKeeontrol oC tho Senate from the Republicans is, how can these various factions be ioHdilied and made one in interest. No satisfactory answer to this question has yet been pio rosed, and the more the tMscuseion pro ceeds the less appears to te the chance at definite action, by ieacun of the inaWMty or these contending factions to cohere into one determined party of oppceitian. Caucuses and conferences have been numerous since the new Senate con vened. The Populists, while holding non formal caucuses, have agreed among them selves that they will support any plan that may be Indorsed by the Democrats. So, too, the silver Republicans these wfco bolted the St. Louis platform have agreed to stand by whatever policy may be in augurated by the stronger of the bodies in opposition to the element now in control of the Senate committees. When the Democratic caucus was called foryesterday there was nodistinction made between the men who indorsed the Chi cago ticket and those who stood upon this Indianapolis platform. Notices of the caucus were sent to every Democrat. Of the gold men only Mr. Lindsay attended. Messrs. HrayandCaffery were absent TJms absence of Mr. Gray is not looked upon as significant for the reason that whenever the Senate adjourns over he always runs up to his home for the few days at ais disiio5.il. M r. Caffery,thes-cumlalsentee, was the permanent chairman of the In dianapolis convention, and his Absence naj have some political significance. The situation was diseased in a rattier informal manner, and the only resale reached was the appointment or the aid steering committee, with Senators Faatk ner and Smith .substituted 'or Sesatert. Bnce and Blackburn, whose terms ex pired last Thursday. The effort to take the committees from the Republicans is antagonized by some leading Democrats for variows reasons. Mr. Gorman thinks the scheme to consol idate ail the factions in the Senate by a combination with the silver Republicans and the Populists would be dangerous awl would result in the establishment of a precedent that might prove embarrassing; in the future. Mr. Jones, of Arkansas, chairman of the national committee, is understood to be opposed to it because the Democrats have not sufficient votes, with those of their allies, to do what is proposed to be done. Tbis conclusion is based upon the assump tion that Senators Lindsay of Kentucky. Gray of Delaware, and Caf fery of Louisi ana, each of whom supported the Indian apolis ticket, are not Democrats. Mr. Jones is supported by several of the more radical silver men. who thus hope to em phasize their disapproval of the course of these Senators. These same men also ap preciate the fact that if they had posses sion of the committees they would be handi capped by the Republican House and the Republican President and would be un able to consummate any of their own plans of legislation. The result of the two hours' talk, therefore, was concentrated in the appointment of the committee men tioned, and this committee will confer with the other factions, and possibly with the Republican steering committee announced yesterday by Chairman Allison. The Republicans do not expect any serious result from all the talk of setting aside the present organization of the com mittees. They have so far failed to see just how the contending elei.ients in the Senate will be able to agree upon a plan of action.. At the same time the Republi cans realize their impotence, not having more than forty-two votes and with llttlo hope of having the two Senators appointed from Kentucky and Georgia seated. The helier on the part of leading Republican Senators is that the silver Democrats can not count upon the votes of the gold Dem ocrats In any plan that contemplates the organization of the committees by the silver vote of the Senate They also be lieve that the vacancies In the various com mittees will be filled by agreement between the Republicans and the Democrats,, and until such agreement is reached it is very certain the vacancies will not be filled. It cannot be verified, but it was stated with much posiuveness in.u senator Teller, of Colorado, was at the caucus. The scheme for a reorganization of the Senate on silver lines contemplates the election of ex-Senator Dubois, of Idaho, as Secretary of the Senate, in place of Mr. Cox, of North Carolina, and the retention of Col. Richard Bright, of Indiana, as Sergeant-at-Arms. A note was sent last night to each Re publican Senator, urging him to be in hia seat tomorrow at noon. Telegraphic Brevities. Frank Waller, the long distance bicycle rider. Is seriously ill at Cleveland. C. C. Snyder, a hardxvare merchant" of Canton, Ohio, assigned yesterday. Adam Dillerr, of New Holland, a farmer and dealer in horses and cattle, at Lan caster, Pa-, has failed. The second biennial session of the Sov ereign Camp of Woodmen of the World began yesterday morning at St. Louis. Leslie Combs, a noted "moonshiner," was found dead near Hazard, Ky., with, his throat cut. He boasted he had'killed fifty mcn. The hearing for the application for a writ of habeas corpus for Frank Butler, the Australian murderer, was begun yes terday at San Francisco. Mantels, Any Size, $1.00 Apiece. IJbbey & Co., Gth st. and If. T. ave.