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STATE FINANCES. i he House Committee Ilard at Work Probing tho Blatter, and TRYING TO' ASCERTAIN What Available Funds There Are, And Deficiencies. PRINTING AND STATIONERY , limit rndercotng Sviallitf-Approprlf (Into Drawn on to Par for Work Done In OthrrYeare?Comparative Statement of Ktpfiiwi fbr the Years INS and 1NV0. The Uw Ha* Been Violated, and tlie ' <Mmmlttee Intend* to,Her? the Record Show the Facta?Appropriation Bill will He Ur<rr Then Two lint Lcn Than 1 l'onr Years Acu, Special Dispatch to the Tntslllganeor. CHARLESTON, W. Va.. Feb. 14.? Chairman Glover, of the house tlnance committee. Is dolus: his level besc to ascertain just when.* the state stands 1 financially. He desires to know what available funds there are and what deficiencies are to be met. He Is giving special attention to the printing and stationery deficiency. The Inquiry has ] pone far enough to show that tho practice has been to pay out money on this account without regard to the years for which the money was appropriated. For example. It appears to the committee that the printing, stationery and bind- 1 ins appropriations for 1S95 and 1896 were drawn on to pay for work done and supplies furnished prior to those years. The committee makes the strong point that this was a. violation of law. aud it intends to have the record shows the facts. Carrying out the general spirit of the committee's inquiry. Chairman Glover Iras caused to l>e prepared a statement of the printing and binding done for , the several departments and institutions for the years 2*93 and 1S9C. and I his statement will be the basis of a preliminary report to be made to the house to-morrow. The tota'l for 1895. the year of a session of the legislature, was 123.774 and lor 1S9? C0.000. The detailed statement raises more man one Interesting Question. Since it may ligure cansplcoualy in the prucvtslinsa it Is well to have it in full: J&3S. US& /loose of delegates I 3,071 02 Senate L?4 2S Ootrrnor'a office 1.353 Td 2?ft w Auailor's offlcj it" aj iS Treasurer * of!lct? $*? IS 1.322 59 Sup?, of schools.... 73 J.Q 1> Attorney Keneral 130 31 4 Secrorary of state 270 .3 688 K5 Adjutant general 3,401 #4 . 52J 81 . Librarian 59 2J ?3 21 Supremo court 34j Ju 4* HuMpltul^&t Weston...... 307 jM^ " School for Deaf* ana Blind 20. 02 16\V. Vn. University 1.0X5 43 1,492 40 Marshall College U7 65 133 31 Hhephard College ........ 3W4fi 93 a Poltroon t Normal Srhool 24? 17 ?I1 31 <;ienvllle Normal School. 125 19 fl9 24 West Liberty Normal _ 10 School 219 SI 227 42 Concord Normal School. 217 CI 215 SO ffecoftd Hospital for In,anc 22^ G9 226 95 Experiment Station 7C3 20 4jj iMorm School 305 40 190 Bank axamlner .......... 3 a* ... Commissioner of labor.. 3,069 <4 30 n?h commlslsoner fcsg ....... Mine Inspectors 340 344 06 Board ofhealth 194 79 Colored Institute ........ Jug 237 is Urgent* Normal Schools 2u9 2S U 4& : .lanitor 1 J5 1 Hoard of agriculture..., 967 02 3,33j SI Historical Society IS 09 30 , Board of pharmacy 8 ? State board of examiners * W Acts of legislature 60* 75 Totals 123,774 46 I20.0CS 03 Among other pertinent questions suggested by this exhibit is this: What need had the board of agriculture for $1,300 worth of printing and binding In two years? This board publishes a nenripaper, but that Is hardly thought to account for the expenditure. The committed looking Into these matters ......... ?./. nf Iha rtnlninn that the main trouble is extravagance. For 1 ihi* a remedy is to l>e sought, hut whether It will be found In another Question. One proposition Is to create the office of commissioner of accounts, | who shall Inspect closely the estimates and expenditures of executive department* and state Institutions. It In believed that o competent man have save the state a great deal of ) money every year. It Is next to 1mj">sn|ble f"i" the legislature lo put on a brake with Its own hand and then keep the broke on long enough to do good. The Joint finance committee of the two houses was in session again yester- * lay and made decided progress on the appropriation^ Mil. which it is hoped to . have ready by Tuesday next. It looks , now as though the bill will carry SM.OOO "r $10,000 'more than the appropriation bill nf two yearn ago, but from $"?u,000 $50,000 less than the bill of four i years :igo.comparlng the same Items In >li<; two bills. The committee is determined to keep the appropriations down i to the lowest sum consistent with the ? 1 Ifare of the state. Borne of the InstliuMomi mus; hove more room, and this nu?:inu new buildings to old ones. '"lie penitentiary Is one of these. J There two hundred men nre crowded Into 100 small cells, a state of affairs prejudicial to health and morals. This -train must be relieved. The rapid and (OnMnnintr irnnvth of the university ha* brought more tftudenbt than th?building* will accommodate. Some* l'lng will have to bo done here. The ?ame Is true of the colored Institute at hi Ffahawhacoiinty, In theue matthe committeo will go as far Id Hi lf>,"orninendatlonn an Chn fltato'a incea will permit. Chairman Hughe*, of the souate committee, and Chairman Glover, of the housa jcomntlu 1 ar? dbpoiod t.? ?>? Hberal within ' llmlU of good bunineHR. Senator Matthc\v% of Marshall, with tne ofltent of I ho dlr?etorn, In Irylng , '?> have the Ifglnlature provide for flu* i 1"Tdtentlnry a Hyatoin of dry earth ' 9tM, .1 departure on the line <>f pryd*ni *aoltu!ion. To the aitonlfdiment " :ii?! other director#, Captain Chip 1 > uppost'u rn?* puio nn <>sin mat ?vuuiu . ??lv it prohibitory "xpewllturi!. vortholeM, the oomo?IU"r? in hMjev'I N> Dik" tin; Jjumiji'' vUiw of t!i?? 1 motion. * i(' hill No, M, which proytdra for rvinlop of th"' orimlnnl charge *y?- 1 >n (? the ipivlal order for to-morrow , " il ii. w. T)io better the proposition : I* unUeratood the moro favor It lindtt, It lit now bellow! that It will paw the senate. It provide* tliat each county shall pay Its own criminal charges out of fine* and licenses of nil kind*, the remainder to l?o divided between the county and the atate. IT a county's i linos and* license* full short, the charges are to be paid by th* atate. It Is oxtimntcd that theae growing and uncoutrollable. charges will under this plan Imj reduced about one-half- and the state be relieved of 11 problem hitherto aoemlngly beyond solution. 1C the bill pans It will relieve this legl*lature of the necessity of appropriating Sl'00,000 for criminal charges. A Republican caucus ot both houses will be held to-morrow night to, consider eome matters of Importance. The new ?lrctlon law Is one of them. The ufhrtot lumk 1?lll lit llkrlv to hnvn con sidcration at the same time. C, B,11. THE CUBAN CAUSE U FIomrIfthlnc In Plnar del Rio Provlncr. That Section Xot I'aoltlnl. CINCINNATI. Ohio. Feb. 14.?Tho Commercial-Tribune's special from ' Jacksonville. Fla., says: Colonel Frederico Peres Carbo, lato dispatch chief 1 to General Maceo, received a letter from General Lucas Rivera from the Pinar del Rio section to-day. It spoke In the highest terms or his men, their enthusiasm in the cause and denied in ' the strongest terms , that the province was pacified. "The Spanish do not come out of 1 their entrenched- camps," wrote th?? general, "and when tve want to fight them we have to ko down to them. We . have full control of all the open coun- ; trv" i His army consists of over 5,000 men. all well arnied und the health of the j troops Is generally good. Several Im- i porta nt engagements had taken place itnd in every one the Cubans had been i victorious. * While the men regretted the death of ] Maceo, yet tbey were lull of patriotic lir^* and the tight was being continued j on the plans outlined by that great i genoral. one expedition mm mnuea there not tone ?s(>. with noeded supplies and the general was In good splr- J Its over th* outlook for Cuban Independence. j Rivera spoke of the good work fie- | comjdlshed by their dynamite gun ; commanded by young John Lunn, of Jacksonville. and said that he warily another. In one of the last expeditions , un ample supply of ammunition for it i had come over and It was being used very often to the damage of the Span- , ish. Artemisa has been laid in ruins j almost by the gun. and other places 1 and camps had felt Its power. Im- , portant Information was also sent Colonel Carbo to be forwarded to the New York Junto. 1 WEYLEB TALKf Of the Situation lu Cnbu-Cliilm* the In* ! mrgMiti are ItrtrratliiR. HAVANA, Feb. 14.?Tho war correspondent of La Lucha, Senor Canarte, i and the Union Civil Governor of the ! province of Santa Clara. Senor Monte- ' no Vlda!, arrived yesterday from Place- : tac. During their trip to the Interior, i tttey met Captain-j^eneraLWeylerpyhj was stopping at the house of Lleutenant-Colonel Panaca. The civil governor and General Solano had breakfaBt , with Captain-General Weyler. Senor Canarte joining the party. During the course of the breakfast, Captain-General Weyler was Interviewed. He said j that from the railroad lines of Clenfut- , goes and Sagua columns and brigades were rcmnnoltertng continuously up ' to the edges of the rivers Sagua and i Yaguajay. General Weyler aaked Senor Canarre about the situation in Pin- I ar del Rio province, a part of the Island In wlfich Senor Canarte has been trav- < ellinir recently, senor canarte uetau- j ed the operations there and the work I accomplished by the division of General Mclguizo and both agreed that there J was wtfy work for local guerrillas. I Captain General Weyler said that In ! the province of Santa Clara the revolution was still in a primitive state, ! but, he added, that with concentra- 1 tion, the Spanish would now noon ob- < tain a positive advantage and an in- ] crease in the number of towns held by < the government forces would noon be i noted. General Weyler said that (Jen- i eral .Maxluio Gomez had Intended to < Invade.the provinces of Mntanzas and < Havana, but that he had been obliged < to retreat, owing to the tenacious i prosecution of the war by the Spanish and the activity of the government i columns. He said the so-called Insur- ? gent government which came with Go- i mer had returned to Najasl.fearing the i rupld advance of the Spanish troops. i Being asked where he was going, * Captain-General Weyler said that he I did not know, but that he would no; return to Havana until he had com- ' pletely organized the plan of campaign ' In the province of Santa Clara. If ' other urgent necessities did not require I his presence temporarily In Havana,he ' WOQld continue his operations in the ' field. He added that the recent confer- I ence which he had held with Intendente I FagOftga and Secretary Palmerola had J been a most Important ope. Being ask- i ed what steps h?* had taken In the mat- ' ter of the depreciation of the bank bills. ' ho said: "I am disposed to bo most ' severe according to the circumstances. < Thf! government regulations must be obeyed, even if we deplore the same ' and even though the enforcement '? should send all speculators to the For- 1 nando poor prison. The disposition* re- ' gardlng to cultivation and exportation of tobacco were ordered by me, per- 1 uonally, but this money question is u 1 governmental matter, and I am resolv- ' ed to make all comply with the bills. I will try to prevent exchange houses < from becoming private bourses. - i |J ,v.?. !..? | in ninciusiun, in* rum. mm n favor Industrie* tending to enlarge the 1 towns, .'ivoiding the scattering of houses through the ntnl place* thus affording refuge* for bandits. General Woyler has ordered that the Plsoetaa reformatory nball be'changed Into n hospital. The new honpltal will bo under the command of n well known sanitary doctor. Justo Martinez. General Weyler has sent for vaccine virus urid has made arrangement* and I*?uod orders providing for free vaccination. Those persons now Interested In tho cultivation of tobaceo are considering whether the production ofthat article Is not more hencflelHl than the product tlon rugar cane and a report upon the nubjflrt will be presented to Captain3 en era 1 Weyler. (^ CoiitfrMiiiiini In Troillrir. WEST CHK8TKK. Pa.. Feb. 14.?ExCongr?>ssman flmedley Darlington has been arretted on a charge of embexxlenmril nnlnlnu- from Hl?> financial trou IjIok of the Wcut t'heiter (iimriinteo XVuBt and Hnfo Dcpoelt Coinpnny, ?>( which ht? wax pnwddcnt before the nppolntmonr of receiver*, The i-hnrK*1 M preferred l>>* Mrn, A. Ilurnott, of Malvern, who .iI!ck?? that oji december 2. lo?t. DiU-llUKton rcwjvcd froin her on deposit, $!knowing i\i ihe time that tin* company wn? Iniolvent. D?rllnffton w:ta V'M In hi* own recotfmx:inco for i? further hiring The offenae with which h<? In charged I* punlahixblo !?>' a fllte of double the amount i..reived nud Imprisonment from one to tb row ytmrai THE IMPROVEMENT On tlic Rivers In This State Arc Very Well l*ro vided For. IF THE APPROPRIATIONS STAND As Tlirp Now are In the UlU?The MononK?btl? River Will Get Donble the Amount Aaked f'or-Whot a Vlalt to the Appropriations Committee Accomplished?Seuntor Teller on the Arbitration Treaty?He Explains Why Action , Km* Ueen Delayed In the Ssmtc-Qati- < lions That Cannot be Settled In a Day. Forecast or Work In Congress. Special Dispatch to the Tntolllccncer. I WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 14 ?Went Virginia will faro very well In the general appropriation.! for public Improvements, If the state's representatives succeed In holding what Is already assured. Tho sum of $400,000 is adready Inserted for for continuing the Monongahela system of dams from Morgnntown to Fair- I mont, and that In about.doubl what was at llrst expected. The rivers and harbors bill passed at the last session made j provision for completing slack water j navigation under a continuous contract, but It require* a specific appropriation annually to Insure the carrying out of that provision. Just before the sub- j committee on rivers and harbors left for | New Orleans It began to look as though there would be but slight recognition of this improvement In the current appropriations, and a sub-committee, of which Captain Dovener was a member, paid tho appropriations committee a visit, urging that the work be authorized. There had already been considerable delay, for various reasons, though not due to Congress, and it was Insisted that there should be no more obstacle* left in the way. The result of thl?-call, and of the personal efforts of the West Virginians lu Congress, was that instead of receiving $215,000 the Monongahela item will go to the senate almost double that amount. It is the understanding that an Item of $200,000 will be added in the senate for the improvement of the Kanawha. It coukl not be included In the bill on the house aide owing to the absence of the continuous contract clause as to that Interest In the rivers and harbors bill, md to appropriate the money would have been In the form of new legislation, or the appropriation of money fora work for which there had been no provision made. A sum will be added In the senate, also, for the construction of dams 2 and 3, In the upper Ohio system of improvement". For the same reason that prevailed in the Kanawha case, that appropriation could not originate in the house, but both will be properly cared for, when the bill ?omes to a conference. Speaker Hanen, of the West Virginia house of delegates, and Mr. Arnold C. Scherr, a prominent Itepubllcan of Gram jouirty, ure In the city for to-dny only. \V. H. Wilson has been appointed postmaster at Roaring Creek. Randolph troverted question tor conxiui'raiiou uy the arbitrators must bo acted upon by Ihe senate and the house of representatives before the question can no bpfore the arbitration tribunal. If this view la correct, we will bit required to make n new treaty or agreement on ?uch question a? It urine*, ami have the jssent not of the senate alone, but of the house also, and Instead of having removed causes of disagreement und friction between the two governments, t will be found we have multiplied thn causes of dispute and delayed the determination of controverted questions. IT the treaty does not require action in the part of Congress, as some conlend it does not. then we are leaving the question whether the subject of controversy shall be arbitrated or not o the president alone, it |? true we put limitations of an Indefinite character ?n the executive In providing that he mist not arbitrate a question, "affecting our foreign or domestic policy," out If the president thinks such submission does not affect that policy ho annot be held responsible, for his act ,f he makes a mistake. Why should We not make this definite ?nv Wliv .should we leave so im nnrtmit ri <|ii?Nillon as to who 1in? the ..oiver "I ?ubmlMlon on l?tl In idiiM" ir we ntt?mpt to submit ? kI"'II intention t" arbitration tltWrtWh the tirency ?f I'onftrww. nn?l 111'iat Britain think* It ought to have been tiibmlltecl Ihrouch uint by the prmldMIt, wo oreUO friction not only union* our own ,0lI,lit between tlil? country ami 3rout IJrltaln iih ivell. If the proKldcnl (UWUtnon I lint ho ilono muit determine what nubjoot of llnpute miitft bo ?ubmlttteu nnd (on grass assumes jurlsdlotlnn of the mat- j ter, then wo have u home difficulty and I a foreign one at the name time. 1 The treaty Is not capable of self-efcecutlon, and there mu.it be legislation to carry It Into execution. .Congress J must fix the term of the two arbitrators to be appointed on our part, and , also determine their compensation. This cannot be done at this suasion of Con sirens. The treaty ought to go over and be carefully examined by the committee that has already prepared sundry ^ amendments and by the senate when other mattors are not pressing on that body. It Is almost Impossible ut this late period of the session to give c? matter of this kind that serious attention which It requires^ There can be no dou^r that the great body of the people of the United States favor arbitration, but that fact does not remove the necessity of care In the preparation of a treaty to carry out that idea. If Hie ?miiJv la <VM*r.tas4l\* m:ifli? find there is difficulty in determining what ought to 1><- submitted, or u feeling, if ' after the treaty goes into effect, doubt c should be aroused as to the uirness of , Its operation, the people will be pre- . judlced against the principle of arbl- 4 tration, ho that Instead of promoting J tho cause of arbitration we inay do- c stroy it by ha6ty action. Personally, I am decidedly in favor of arbitration of all questions that can < bo arbitrated, but this is no mason c why I should join In ratifying a treaty ; that lacks the greatest essential of a treaty, certainty as to what It means. 1 Them is no threatened danger of war r confronting us. We have no occasion \ for haste and nothing can be gained j by prematuro action. When the treaty 1 is put In proper form, as I hope It 111 1 bo, it will be ratified. I regret that the 4 upreenwnt has not been considered In * open senate so that the people could 0 see the defect* in It. 1 (Signed.) If. M. TELLER. I FORECAST OF WORK ] c That Wilt Oecnpy the Attention of Con* J grrti Thta Week. c WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.?As much of the present week as may be necessary ( will be given up to the consideration of .j appropriation mils by the senate. There ( has been no accumulation of these bills on the calendar and with only a little more than two weeks of the session re- r maining, it is not intended by the ?en- c ate managers that there should be t They will insist that the appropriations a shall take precedence whenever they are are ready to proceed. The only appropriation bill now on the calendar is j, | that providing for the expenses of the t i Indian service, but it is expected that t the coftference report on the legislative, ( executice and Judicial will be presented Q to-morrow and that the bills making a appropriations for the District of Columbla and for the fortifications will f soon follow. n It Is the purpose of Senator PetUgrew, p who has charge of the Indian bill, to call it up Tuesday. It is expected that t several provisions in the bill will lead p county, vice K. II. Rowan, resigned. tellhFFheaty IVItli Great llrllola?II? Hays It .llutt lie ( arffally Considered. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 14.?Senator Teller wan asked to-day to furnish the Associated Press with a statement >f the reasons for seeking a postponement ok the Anglo-American arbitration treaty, and In response prepared the following signed article: There has been a good deil of rrlti:lsn? of the senate because It does not it once ratify the treaty of arbitration between the United States and Great Britain by tliose who apparently forget that the executive department lias been about four years negotiating It By the constitution of the United State*, the senate is made a part of the treaty-making power. The fathers if the republic, jealous of executive power, were not witling that the preslJent should negotiate treaties alone, so they provided that the president "shall have power by the advice and consent it the senate to make treaties, provided, two-thflrds of the senators present oneur." The treaty then Is the act of the president and the senate. It Is" quite evident that It was not Intended that the action of the senate should be a mere perfunctory duty and that the requirement of a two-thirds majority was Inserted liecause the framers or the constitution were impressed with the Importance of treaty-making. The senate being a part of the power which creates treaties, it cannot rid 1rnelf of the responsibility of seeing that they are properly made. It Is as Incumbent upon us to give treaties due consideration ns-upon the executive to do ?o. Wc heard no complaint of the delay on the part of the executive department, but no sooner did the treaty reach the senate than there was a demand for Immediate action by the senate. The senate, being charged with this duty of advising in the construction of a treaty, cannot transfer that Juty to the president or any one else. The friends of the treaty in the senate oil admit that it roust be amended ind the committee on foreign relations has recommended certnln amendments cvhlch will, without doubt, be adopted. But what will be the condition of the treaty, If the friends of It do not agree us to the purport of the proposed intendments. Some of thern assert that each con to animated debate, notably those pro- ? vidlug for the introduction of radical r reforms In Indian Territory and for the disposition of the unallottted lands in r the Uncompaghree reservation in Utah, j. These are questions which have been ? before the senate in various form on r several occasions, and they have al- . ways excited more or less debate. The legislative bill will not consume much ?. time for the reason that the house conferees have conceded most of the sen- . ate amendments. 4 It is impossible to say how much <rf 1 the senate's time during the week will n be given up to the consideration of the ! arbitration treaty In executlvo session, ^ but all the Indications are unfavorable to any prolonged discussion on this subject and the chances now seem to be that It may not be taken up again at all. , but the probabilities are that it will . some time during the week be formally postponed until after the fourth of J March. J If the appropriation bills and the ar- s bitratlon treaty permit. Senator Hear g will call up the bankruptcy bill and make an effort to secure a vote upon it. 0 In two weeks from Thursday the pre* ., sent congress expires by limitation, and c from this time forward all things legis. * lative will have to give way to the appropriation bills which must be passed before the flnal adjournment. Mr. Can- _ non, the chairman of the appropriations . committee pointed out on Friday th? tj necessity for expedition. 0 Although the house has disposed of ten of the thirteen regular appropria- Q tlon bills, two of the three which remain, the sundry civil and the general j deficiency, are those containing the c miscellaneous Items which provoke the v most bitter opposition both for their sUis of omission and commission. It la y Into these two bills that the members ,j eek to crowd appropriations which have been pigeon-holed throughout the ses- n slon and herolo measures are sometimes ' required to prevent them from being j. made the vehicle of carrying through J. appropriations and legislation which the leaders have resolved to kill. The .. senate has usually made a practice of ? loading up these two bills especially, h and the contests between the two j, houses over them are generally pro- A longed until almost the hour of final adJournment <1 The refusnl of those in control'of leg- a Islatlon In the house to give time for the 0 consideration or public building bills,1 p more than one hundred of which have |j been favorably reported by the committee, so angered some of I he members a that they talked of trying to secure those appropriations in the Sundry Ser- ,1 vice bill. p Those who arc Interested In the river ? and harbor projects authorized by the ? Inst river und harbor bill for which no Hj provision Is made in the Sundry Civil B (including Wilmington, Del., Kentucky tl river, dams 2 and 5 of the Ohio, Oakland, ,, Cala., and Yakima, Oregon) are brlst- J., ling with light. The friends of the free t| home bill as amended by the senate ^ WOUUl 11KP to S&UUIO uur? iiirunmo uipu j, on the Sundry Civil as the only meant* (j of resurrecting It. Thorp are other nn- ,| togonlsm*. But the opposition 1b utterly unorganized and It him been decided n by Speaker Reed ami Mr. Cannon, who ? are working: like Trojan# to keep down i, appropriations, to try a coup to-morrow by which they expect to take advantage (i of the fact that to-morrow is suspension n day and put through the bill undi>r huh- q pension of the rules. The general de- ,, bate on the measure closed yesterday and If the bill can be passed to-morrow ? under suspension It will not only nave ? the three to live days which It would C| require to consider It under the flvo qminute rule, but It would cut off the ? danger of amendments carrying large sums to which It would be subject If the t members Succeeded In effecting a log rolling combination. c Acting on the supposition that the ? bill will be passed to-morrow under suh- 0 pensions the leaders have decided to give to.morrow and Tuesday evenings .> for private pension legislation. The h iit'on tvmnlnlntr contested election eases i; will occupy the tline until the navM np- . i proprlatlon bill Ih brought forward to r< ward the oloiw of tho work. Am the nesnlivn drawn to u clone partlnannhlp h I uropplng out hh It did yesterday, and ti there will probably be *??ine very lively ;i debatce. Tho preparation of the generai deftcieney will he begun to-morrbw r and he ready early next week. Tho h crowding toward the close will i>e gr*nt- ii ly relieved by the rule which make* the litHt Hlx day* of tho iteHMlon suspension day j. (1 CANEA BOMBARDED. iy Cliristiuns on tlic Heights Surruundiiif! tlic Town. ri!E TURKS REPLY TO THE FIRE. Ill Ihe Foreign Consult Compelled to Embark oil Vessels Lying Off (lit Port. Great Enthusiasm lit Greece' Ofer the Departure of Troops for Creto?Aetlou of That Country Bring on Serious Complication* ? It tug George Personalty Dtreottug Affairs Conucctcit Wttli the Crista. CAKKA, Island of Crete. Feb. lit? sunuay evening.)?too unristians ocupled the heights surrounding the town his morning and began to bombard -anea. As soon as the firing comnenced, Prince George Berovltch, governor of Crete, with thirty recently enolled Montenegrlh grendarmes, boarcled he Russian man-of-war. The Greek lonsul also embarked on board another ressel. The Turks from the fortress re)lled to the Are of the Christians. It Is eported that the fighting was attended vlth bloodshed. The military governor las been removed from his post. The orelgn consuls also embarked on board he various vessels lying off the town of -anea. Tho Greek consul at Herakllon vent on board the Greek warship Nauarhos Mlaulls. The Christians at Heraklon are also hurrying on board the ships, lighting occurred around Halepa Saturlay. After a brisk fusilade the Turks lislodgcd the Christians and occupied Vkroti Hills. The French consul was ibllged to quit his country house at ialepa and return to his official resllence at Canea. CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 14.?A ?reek warship yesterday fired on a Purklah vessel conveying soldiers from 'andla to Canea. As a result of Friday's scenes, the amassadors decided to recommend to their espectlve governments that the powers iccupy Canea. Retlmo and Candla for he purpose of affording protection to the JUBSUKIlUUa. ATHENS, Feb. 14.?Prince Nicholas ias started for Larissa. The.?salls, with he third artillery regiment. It is stated hat the British admiral commanding in he Cretan waters has orders to prevent ny collision at sea between the Turks nd the Greeks. Prince George arrived t Canea yesterday. He received a visit rom the commanders of the foreign len-of-war. Later, he returned to Mllo, I'ith the flotilla. The foreign ministers at Athens met at he French legation for the purpose of onsidering the situation. It Is believed hat they decided 10 address further rep-.'seniation to the Grecian government, rhich replying to their recent statements declared that the government, laving full knowledge of the situation ins not hesitated to assume the whole esppnslbility for the measures it had aken. The reserve of 1893?four dames have leen called out . Grecian otllcers starting for Crete who, having been recalled ,t the last moment, and ordered to reoin their regiments, have Resigned their omnvissions, and issued a manifesto exlaining that they are leaving the army n order to fight for the freedom of their rethren ih Crete. / The report Is current at Canea that the i( 'urklsh authorities, considering that reistance to the cause of the Christians 1 Crete is hopeless, have requested the oreign commanders to occupy the town, 'lie commanders of the men-of-war have eferred the subject matter to their re- , pectlve governments, and asked for inductions. A Greek steamer arrived at the island , f Syria last night with l.HOO refugee# 1 rho left Candla on the advice of the ommander of the Greek warship and the , jreign consuls there. ' It Is evident that the Grecian govern- , lent has taken a serious step in sending roops to Crete for the purpose of prodding the Christians. A force consisting f a regiment of Infhntry. battery and ar- 1 illery embarked at Piraeus yesterday 1 n board the three steamers. There was ' scene of great enthusiasm before the eparture of the troops. Crown Prince : 'onstantlne, the Duke of Sparta, re- ' iewed the men and addressing them, lid: "Officers and men. remember where ou are going, and that you. are Hellee?.M The troops then marched past In the | resence of the queen, the crown princess nd an immense crowd. The crown rlnce with his staff wan at the head of J ,ie men. and the populace cheering. Sim- 1 ar scenes of enthusiasm were also wit- ! essed during the embarkation of the oldlers. The arrival of the transports ' as already been reported from the 1sind of Milo. The troops continued on lielr voyage Immediately, and It was ex- 1 ected that they would reach Canea to- < ay. It is rumored that they will vlrtuUy occupy the Island without delay. All j f the Grecian newspapers hall the de- 1 arture of the troops with expressions of ellght. Ther.* Is much activity at the alaco, King George personally directing fTnlr* connected with the crisis. ) A Canea special, dated Inst (Sun- ' ay) night says that the resignation of < rlnce George Herovltch. governor of 'rete, has already been accepted, and e departed yesterday (Sunday) after- ' ooti on board the Austrlnn Lloyd learner for Trieste. Despite the official ' tatements. there Is reason to believe ' lat bo left his post without the sultan's ermlsslon. In his letter to the consuls presenting the powers, he only stated lint he had tendered his resignation. Ithough wellrIntentloned, Berovlteh ' as shown a lamentable lack of courage I tiring1 the recent troubles, according to lie Canea correspondent of the Times. ] He practically abandoned the dlrecon of affair* at a critical moment. It | uist In all fairness be said that the | isk imposed upon him was one of ex- t inordinary difficulty. Without gen- i armed, without law courts, opposed by | lllltary subordinates, thwarted In onstanttnople and harassed by his ndiiniHiratlve council, ho had no means , rank.' hi* authority ".peeled u Hint also be borne In mind that the udden disappearance of Turkish offl- | lain Ik often dm* to occult Influences, he position of the next governor will i ot be enviable. According to another dispatch to tho lines from Canea. the Clr^k consul 1th ids staff bonrrled lh<? (?reek Iron lad Hydro, after placing the refugee* t the connulate under the protection f the British c?nsul, who told them to oard the Greek warships. Up to the reftent time, however, the refugees relain at the Brftlnh consulate. The closJtr of the Greek consular offices seems i? indicate a definite rupture of the ! elftUbll* between Ol'aece and Turkey The captain of the Greek warship off lerakllon has threatened to bombni l [je town If thy Mohammedans commit ny outrages in that vicinity. , A dispatch to the Dally Mall from ierllri says that Greece has purchased MiOOO rifles from the Luettloh factory 1 llelglum, A dispatch to the Time*. from Canea* ated Sunday nlffht, my a that tho vil lagt of Halepa, the residence of the connut was In a state of great trepidation yesterday (Saturday). owing to the approach of the Insurgents, who Joined, 16 In stated, by Greek volunteers, assembled In great force on the Akrotirl peninsula made In advance Into the neighborhood. The Hellenic flag, hoisted on the arrival of the Greek warships wan din*, played oh the summit of an adjoining! hill. All of the members of the families of the consular agents were transferred to the warships. The Greek consttiaie, which was garrisoned, made an iinpre* aive snow or rorco oy nauve <_nnsaana and sailors in anticipation of an attack! from the Mohammedan* from the vicinity of Canea. The Insurgents advanced yesterday (Saturday) toward the i?th>mus connecting- the peninsula with thci mainland and engaged the Turkish ar-. ; tillcry throughout the afternoon. The Mohammedans at Canea were in a itatfr, of extreme excitement, and owing to J rumors of an intended attack upon thn, > consulates at Canea, special precmitioml were taken at the offices of the Britishi consul. The archivea were packed and ready for removal before daylight. About * 400 Bashi-Bazoucks and a cnmpaoy o regulars hurried out from Canea and attacked the Christians. The Christiana were Anally repulsed and pursued Into the interior of the peninsula. Sub**- 4 quentiy the biahop of Canea invoked the aid of the consuls with a view to the establishment of the armistice, but practical difficulties were In the wny of intervention. It Is reported to-night (Sunday) that the Christians have succeeded in making a stand and that they now maintain their position. Herakllon is now more quiet as a large portion of the Christian population have embarked on board of th? men-of-war and departed from the city. The Turkish troop ship which arrived to-day (Sunday) has Just put out to sea. pursued by the Greek transport My kale. > Vl Ibrahim Paslin. the military governor, has resigned. ATHENS. Feb. 35.?The Greek Mykale brought news from Syria that the imvn mt tried ta embark on the'Austrian Lloyd steam- , er with their families, but the Mussul~ ./ , i man populace prevented them from leaving: as planned. According the the Asty the Mussulman* have placed three guns in front of Halepa. Other telegrams received at Athens confirm the reports that the Mussulmans made a .sortie upon Canea. the regular troops being followed by a thousand Mussulmans. The troops had g four guns, and the battle lasted until evening. .. -?^ WANTS REST. Tlie Preahleut Elect will Slip Away From Visitors Thla Week. CANTON, O., Feb. 14.?It is not deftnitely known whether President-elect McKinley will start for Cleveland in the ! morning, or delay his visit to that city I for a day or two. But It is apparent to his friends that he should take a rest and seek relief from the strain of receiving the army of visitors constantly besieging his home. He has held up remarica1>ly: well under the over-tax that has been j placed upon him since tho election, and always gave the visitors cordial and a hearty welcome. It is understood that he will be away for at least a part of the time this week. Definite plans have not , been yet announced. To-day, the Major received scarcely any visitor*. He always has been averse ! to attending to business matters on Sunday. Congressman D. K. Watson, and C. A'. Chickerlng, of New York, who were late callers last night, accepted an ItovftatUw to accompany the Major to church this ;! morning:, and the First Presbyterian ser- .j vices were attended. Besides this, the? 1 Major left the house for a call on his mother and a drive with Mrs. McKinley. The remainder of the day was spent at the house with Mrs. McKinley and In! reading. Jerome Carty. of Philadelphia, was m | late caller Saturday night He Is deeply interested in the candidacy of General J. H. Weldenshara. for commissioner of pensions. Mr. Carty is a prominent at- ; torney of Philadelphia. A news dispatch announces that the i Spanish authorities at Regla have arrested Charles Scot:, nn American. The prisoner is presumed to be Oliver Beaov ' } of this city, who has traveled under that name for several years, and from whom ' relatives can receive no communication. I. H. Ream, the father, feels certain that J the prisoner Is his owu son. All Uprr* !?iii((ri rnnmu. NEW YORK, Feb. 14,-Probablr no perron connected with the theatrical or ,' operatic profession liad ?uch a tribute ^ paid to his memory In this city ai* was ' $ displayed this afternoon at the funeral :2 services over the body of Count Armand -7 de Caaton, knoivn as Caatolmary. the S opera singer. who died at the Mietropoll- \:'y ton Opera House on Wednesday night while singing in "Martha." The crowd ;; lhat collected in and around the French church of St. Vincent de Paul at Twen- $ ty-third street, was ?: large that the ^ forty policemen on duty thore could liardly control it. More than 2,000 per- , ^ sons were in the church and nmny , v women swooned. All the members of ihe Metropolitan Oepra Company, were present, and M. Plancon, Mme. Lltvinne '-j md M. HassalbrJnk participated 1n the* ^ lnborate musical proirramme. The 5 lloral tributes were profuse and came i rmm all the stars of the company and *- - *? ??? ^a.,.1 man hllf many who Knew nwi. ?? ? uv?? ....... who had applauded him at the opera. ^ The body wad burled in Mt. Kisco ceme- u tery. ? 8te*l Worker* Ketlnced Ten Per Cent. HARRISBURQ, PA.. Feb. 14.?Notice J if ten per cent, reiluction was posted at js ho works of the Pennsylvania Steel Co. yesterday, to take effect March 1. The . i reduction affect* about S.000 employes. President E. C. Felton said that he .i doped the conditions would soon lm- !$ ;>rOvc so as to warrant a restoration of ;he old wages. The reduction Is one of Lho results of the collapse of the ateel : rail pool. Kfmimlitp Jlotfinmli. \rj| NEW YORK?La Bourffbffnc, Havre. 8 E RVT A? Mverpoot. M OVILLE?A rri ved, Vancouver,Pott land. QUEENSTOWN* ? Sailed, Lucania, (from Liverpool). New York. SOI ?TH A MPTON?Sailed, 8t. Paul, New York. LIVERPOOL?Arrival, Umbrla, New Fork; Hth, itrunnmc, ixew mm. . ? HAVRE?Arrived, La Bretagno, New York. tVratlicr Forccmt Air To.il*r. For Went Virginia, Ohio ami Weatorn i Pennsylvania, IncmtiRing cloudiness, prob- ftf i?bly followed l?y locnl ruins: slightly cooler in Went Virginia and the southern ,L: liortlons of Ohio and Pennsylvania: north iisterly winds, hcoomlng variable. -,j<a I.iirnl Trmpernlnrr. Tho temperature 8aturdoy as observed 1 by C. Hcbnopf. 'iniBKi.-t. comer Market !-^ und Fourteenth streets, whs as follows; S 7 n. in 35 i 3 p. m 4S 11 it. m ST 7 p. in 41 $B 12 m 40 i weather?Cloudy, ^ Sunday, 7 n. in 41 I 3 p. m H $8 !? u. in 4? I 7 u. in <S 12 in 071 Went hor?Clear. -j'J