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^VOLUME^LY - --N U M BER lift. WHEELING, W. YA., MONDAY, MAliCH ], 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS -U^S&S ADVANCE GUARD^ On the Ground (<1 Witness the Change of Administration, WASHINGTON IN GALA ATTIRE Already* anil the Nt*t I)my or So trill Wl(< lira* llcr Arnynl tu all the Mory of au liiangnml Occatlou-Tha Kcritwliig HiuiU-MaJor McKlultf'a ApartmruU III (lie Kbbltt Haute?Splendid Arrange' uicuU for Pollrc Praltflloii. ! " " WASHINGTON'. D. C.. Feb. 28.-Inaugural preparations come on apace. 1 Within the pant twenty-four hours the crowds have begun to show themselves uotldeably on the streets; the depot p!utforma and hotel tables nro becoming more and more congealed with each incoming train. Decorations begin to Haunt along the avenue, that Is, of ???urse, Pennsylvania avenue, which ::?? Woshlngtonlan ever thinks of calling by Its full name. The grand arena of the Inaugural display will be the short section of the avenue between Fifteenth and Seventeenth streets, Hanked on the south by the white house and on the north by Ufayette square. Hero both sides of the street are a solid front of covered ? j- tu-.u, yaat> tiw, stundH are of f fiiinuj. ,>v? ? uniform design and decoration, nave that from which the President will review the parade. This, with It* white frqnt. Corinthian column* and severeIre lass leal outlines, ie not unlike a miniature of the white house In Its rear. The other stands, those for the multitude, are covered In Imitation of stone work, roofed over against the possibility of bad weather, which Is not a remote contingency In htis gala month o( .March. With their wreaths, garlands, and bristling flagstaff*. which will soon rlutter with countless banners, suggest the embattled lists at Ash bey or the Florentine piazza where the pagennts .if the Agona wound their way at carnival time. Hut the decorations, as they finally Mil appear, are so far but a suggestion. Now there are sunburst* "of bunting ;er the fronts of the larger stores and hotels, and flags floating from every luildlngt hat owns a flag pole. These are but symptoms. There will be more to follow. After nightfall, tob, there are already to be seen garlands and lusters of incandescent lights, but these two are only an earnest of some' hat better things to come. The inaugural commute* has practically wound up its work, but the headquarters in the Glover building are still p?n for the reception of more or less distinguished visitors. Among these to-day were General Horace Porter, General O. O. Howard, National Chal.-rTan Mark Hanna, and the President sect's secretary, j. auuhhih rmwi. r*?? of these gentlemen, who have an ortldftl interest In the work of the committee. expressed themselves aa well satistin! with the arrangements. So far as the launching of the new administration can be provided for in advance there seems nothing left undone to assure success. HcKlnlcy'a Headquarter*. Practically all of the southwest corner of the Ebbitt Hbvse on the third floor, has been reserved for the McKinley party. The suite of three rooms that has been set apart for the President-elect has been arranged with excellent taste. Blue and gray are the prevailing tones. All ot the stands and tables are of polished cherry ?>n<l bird'seye maple, while the piano, which stands in one corner. Is of white enamel with a Huffy white Angora rug spread over the blue carpet In front of It. Tropical plants In Jardenlere*. but not too many of them, are grouped in the corner* of the apartments, and connects with the suite is a marble-lined bath. The whole Is not too large to be homelike. and may be aptly described as 'nay. The location in such as to have the best of the sunlight all day, and Major McKinley could hardly be more comfortably lodged before getting finally settled in his new home. The side halls leuding to this part ol the house have all been boarded up and the entrnnce to the main corridor will be constantly guarded by a factotum. v- ho will insure the party from Intrusion by those who have no real business in that pnrt of the house Further, and this is not generally Known, there has been a special dinliiKha'.i sot apart for the McKinley party. It Ir. a small banquet hall, in the r?-nr of tne main utmng-nan. it i?? t?i?uuto accommodating about seventy-five people. and Is the only thin* needed to assure the complete privacy of the Canton visitors. The general police arrant"went* In Washington have also been perfected. Four hundred special offl"th have been sworn in for iwiURurn? on v.r'k, and Chief of Police Moor" h > been In correspondence, ns is u*ual y 'sell ;?en?ons, with the chiefs of po 1 In all the large towns of the oountr> Details of detectives from the blR ' ties will be sent to Washington t?i watch on whatever members ?>f tn .rown criminal population drift this ay. v.'hlle both the Baltimore /fc Ohio n*i'i * h?> Pennsylvania railroads have " I1 -'I a number of their own detect ' under their respective chiefs along !i< roud. twenty mile* outside the city 'ach direction in the hope of corral Ii"K any crooks of prominence before they reach the city. :LAST SUNDAY IN CANTO IT. .Major Mrlvlnlf?' ami Ilia Wlff In llrnUli-C'ltlXflia Will KtCOll 111 in to flic Nlniloii. ''AN'TON". Ohio, Feb. 28.-To-day wis ' by Major and Mrs. McKlnley ' .1 tiie same as have been the other Sundays of their residence here, since ' " ' "-r the stale capilol, fourteen "ii'Hi:is awo. The major attended s*rat :h?? First Methodist Episcopal ' i, accompanied by Mr. CJoortfe It M m.i , of S in Francisco, tho Jiu.<b<inti daughter of his deceased broth i:: I ',-t;i11? llelMtund, who has rigaged ;tt tin* McKlnley home ihe return from Columbus. " .Manchester, (he major's pnstor, "I'lucied the services and made only 1 ; reference to the President-elect ' I the jtonltlon he Is about to assume, the prayer he Invoked divine gukl" In the cores so soon to lie thrusl i"'i i i Illustrious Cantonlmi, and ' d f.;it fnltli and strength nilirht V'iuc?|.?ifed him In the discharge oi "II ' hi* duties. cfiurt was made by some of the m.it(oh that crowded the big * > !'i th" ?Mes, t?? arrange :?n ; n? reception after s^yices.but i'i "Hdeiit-elect has been cautioned 1 his physician against indulging In " ideuHure of shaking hands with ">uc numbers of people now that lie hua Just regained hid strength. The benediction pronounced, he walked briskly down the aisle and grasping: the pastor by the hand, speedily paused out uud walked to his home. In the afternoon the major and Airs. Mclvlnley sought the refreshing Influences of tt short drive. For the remainder of the day they remained quk>tly at home, almost fre* from such cares as have thruit themselves ui>on them nearly every day In the past year. There w&k none of the bustle and excitement that might be expected ' In view of the early departure and the day was such as might be noted In any modest American borne. A. few clMI friends dumped In to Inquire about the health of the major and his wife and some of the relative** from out of the city who are to join the party for the trip to Washington were at the house during part of the day. The Inquiries us to health of .Major and Mrs. McKinley brought very gratifying answers. "Mrs. McKlnlev Is In her accustomed health," said Captain Helstand, this evening, "and well able to undertake the Journey to-morrow evening. The major shows Improvement every day and undoubtedly Is in better condition, physically, now, than he has been for some time." Dr. T. H. Phillips, who la the Melt Inley family physician, and who at tended the major during hi* recent IIIness, (Mild to an Annotated Press representative this evening: "Major McKlnley Is well. He In In his tiMtral health and well able to take the trip to-morrow evening and withstand the important events of the week." In all the arranuetn<.*nta for the leave taking to-morrow night the committee In charge have considered Major McKlnley's personal comfort, and the arrangements call for nothing that will , fatigue him. There will be ?o handshaking and no farewell it it seems likely to tire him. There will be no demonstration nt the house. The Canton troop, bands, marching clubs, old poldler* and citizens generally, have been instructed to meet at the city hall and there organize and march to the McKlnley home to escort the President-elect and party to the train. Whatever demonstration Is made will be at the station. Streets will be Illuminated. many buildings decorated. This informal and simplicity Is in keeping with the major's wishes, lie desires no pompous demonstration to usher In the Important mission he goes to Washington to fultill. There Is great rejoicing over Major MoKlnley's evident returning to robust health. The presidential train will b*? made up at Alliance yards, east of here, tomorrow. and Inspected bfore coming to the Canton station of the Pennsylvania lines. As arranged to-night, there will be seven cars, Including Major McKlnley'* private car. and four other private or , Pullman cars for passengers, a dining car and a baggag? car. Chairman Garrettaon, of the e.?oor: committee, will reach Canton from Cleveland In the morning to complete arrangements. It Is not expected that there will be any public speaking on the trip to Washington. CLZYELAHD'I LAST 8U2IDAT In 111* Whit* Ho?#e?Wanjr Bills A watt lilt Action. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 23.? President Cleveland's last Sunday In the executive mansion was a rather busy one. There are a large number or bills which have passed Congress on his table awaiting his action and he spent some time In an examination of their provisions. He remained Indoors all day. There are a number of bills, all of them said to be of minor importance, which have become laws without his signature. more than ten (lays having expired since they have been presented to him. But four days more remain for the Fifty-fourth Congress to wind up its business und make way for its successor. The ckwe of the session promises no sensational incidents for only routine business is possible. As usual the house awaits the end with a clean slate. It has finished its work on the big appropriation blll9, with which th? senate will be able to dispose of the bills by noon on Thursday next. There are four of the big appropriation measures to Ih? voted on. Of these the naval bill, nnd that making appropriations for the District of Columbia, may cause prolonged debate. The other two, fortifications and general deficiency bills, will go through without trouble. Meanwhile the house will sit merely to receive and act upou conference reports with probably night sessions Tuesday nnd Wednesday. It will take skilful generalship, but the senate leaders believe they will have the slate clear on Thursday. Onr Statesmen In Washington. Special Dlsaatch to tha Intelligencer. WASHINGTON. D. C.. Feb. 21?A number of West Virginians arrived here from Charleston to-doy and reveral left this evening for their homes. Among the arrivals are Delegate Lalshley. of Monongalia county; Congressman Dorr. Dr. Plutnmer Fitch, of Morgnntown. who is one of the six who had th'? pleasure of casting the electoral vote of West Virginia for McKlnley and Hobart; Senator nnd Mrs. Fast, of Morgantown; Colonel A. Howard Fleming find Mr. J. F. Watyon, of Fairmont; Hon. C. F. Teter, of Harbour county, and Messrs. Hess and Davison. AWFUL CALAMITY. One llnmlrfil and Seventy Mliirn Per* ( hnl.J.OOO |>et (riidergrnntiil, CITY OF MEXICO. Feb. 2#.-The latest news from tho mine disaster at Zncafeena shows the calamity fully as bad as first reported. Fire broke out In Hnnnmoro mine, one of the proportion of the Sombrerete company, and corainun left tod to the San Francisco mint'. The principal shaft In the former Im three thousand feet de?*p and ? rescuing party went down to tho bottom, but were nearly ?u(Tocalod by mnoke. Tht Cornlnh miners displayed unusual heroism in attempting the rollof of tho Imprisoned men. T?'ii bodies have ben taken out and all show signs ,,f asphyxiation. There Is no longer any doubt that one hundred and seventy miners perished. A Stormy I'aiMtr. BOSTON*, Feb. 28,?The Warren )ln?steamer ICnnsos, reached hrr dock from Liverpool at noon to-day, nearly four days line, the result of battling iigaiust heuvy gales and tremendous high seas, neurly the whole way across the Atlantic. From Faslnet until inching the grand banks, a ,<wies .,f violent gales from southwest to northwest were encountered and many tlino^the steamer had to b<? put head on to the sea. in order to prevent the high combers from breaking on banrd. After crossing the wand banki* the force of the wind diminished. On the 10th. 20th, -1st and 22nd, <if F-bruary. the steamer w;i < only able to make ninety. ninety-one. Ml and JH3 miles respectively, while uuder ordinary weather conditions, .*.00 mil tr logR- I every twenlyfotir hours. Captain Murdock wiys he naw nothing: of tho disabled steamer Cambrian. GREAT ACTIVITY On Both Contending Sides in the Cuban Insurrection. CASES OF SEVERAL AMERICANS Illtr?at?4 by Rpanlah AnthorltlM-noeMmania Concerning Tiitra Forwtnld to XVaahlnrtou?A not lir r Train Uarallad by luanrganta-Ctttzena of Havana TryiUR lo Arrange Ternia mt Pncd-Oom?i taudiiNi Falltileaa Uaittra to Death* Sangallly Arrlveaat Kay W?at. NEW YORK, Feb. 28,-vla Key Wcat. ?It la understood that documents have been forwarded to the at ate department at Washington for examination with respect to the caaei of Ruiz, Scott and other Americans idmilarly maltreated by the Spanish authorities. The Cuban leader Roberto Bermudez was wounded In theTecent light at Melqulzo. He is In the Invalid hospital at Torro 11111. I The palace at Plnar del Rio has been fired upon by the insurgent leaders, Mlto Suurez und Cordova Alejandro. General Rodriguez, will succeed the late General Aguirre in command of the insurgent forces in the province of Havana. General Rodriguez comes from the astern end of the island and In appointed to his new command by General Gomez. A truln was derailed by the Insurgents between Han Miguel and Jeruco. in the province of Havana, and a light between the insurgents, who were In ambush, and the train detachment followed. Miss Cruiz, of Toledo, woa killed. All the sugar cane on the estate of Manuel Calvos, at Potugalete, has been burned by the insurgents. General Rafel de Cardenas and Judge Gonzalo Jorrin, well-known citizens of Havana, are now in the Sun Cristobal bill*. Plnar del Rio. at the camp of General Ruiz Riviera, offering terms of peaco. The guide who took them there has returned and reports that the interviews were of a friendly character. A squad of troops, while reconnolterlng along the railroad line In the vicinity of ban Cristobal, Plnar del Rio. found three dynamite percussion bombs, unexzploded, at Yaguas. In the recent tight at Vegas Alta, the Insurgents, according to official advices, abandoned their positions. It Is stated that General Gomez has Ben fenced to death the Cuban leaders in Santa Clara for not attacking the villages In their localities within thirty days. General Salono Is said to have thin document. Raotil Ara.'igo has raided Canasl, sncklng the stores and seizing $r?.W0 In cash. General Pancho Carlllo Is reported moving towards Matanzas in order to make a combination with the forces of Gomez. Hot lighting Is expected in the Remedlos district. The insuojentsjire reinforcing their strong hold lit I'aio J/rieto, in ine nairro hills, and near Sierra Menezes. Over 2,000 reinforcements have arrived In that vicinity anil gone Into cump. ready to make a joint attack with General Gome*. The following have been banished, aft political suspects, to the ChafTarinas Islands: Aupusto Sanchez Rehavarrla, Jose Marei Diaz, Nunez Aurello Eurra and three others. Dr. Emlllano Nunez, Vlllavlcenclo Adolfo Cuevar, Manule de Castro and Juan Ensenat Catderln. all well known in Havana, it Is reported, have been banished to tho island of Fernando Po for complicity in an attempt to aid the escape of Ana Sotolongo. Wrfkr IVm Sot R?tt?a?4. HAVANA, Feb. 28.-II is officially announced here that the statement to the effect that Captain General Weyler has resigned is absolutely false. The Russian lied Cross Society has contributed r.,000 pesetas to be applied to the assistance of the wounded Spanish soldiers in Cuba. SANGUlLLY'S RETURH To Florldn-llr Pralin Gen. tn*'Will Parllclpnt* In llii? Iiuagnrtl Parade. KEY WEST, Feb. 21.?Gen. Julio BanguIIJy has a rived from Havana by the steamship Mascotte. He was at first Indisposed to nay anything further than what would ex press bis lasting gratitude lo Consul General Fitzhugh Lee, whom he described as a truly noble American and a man who should long ago have been In Cuba. "Had he been there years ago." General Snngullly exclaimed, "there would have been Jess shedding (if American blood." He was very much agitated .as he expressed his feeling toward Consul General Lee. Asked how he was (rented during his confinement, he begged earnestly not to be compelled to recall his terrible experience during the lart two year;'. "Why," said he. "I have not been allowed to read one solitary newspaper, except those published on the island. When I heard of the death of brave General Maceo, It almost made m? collapse, not because I thought the death of any one man would check the progress of the Cuban cau?". but because I knetv then that the butcher Weyler, would not be recalled, a* Spain would try to pacify the people by pointing to Maceo'* death as a great victory for the government." Speaking of his plans for the future. General Sangullly said: "I do not know them myself, but I am now going to Washington to attend the Inaugural parade, having been Invited by the old veteran bays to parade with them. I have been given n Place of 1. Mint 1 ahull honor in me pumue. m?.> ....... go to New York to see my brother, nml then I shall keep my promise to the people of Key West to rot urn and pay thein h, visit, rt.i I am always happy to sot* my fellow countrymen." General Hangullly's wife wns equally loud In h'-r praise of Consul General Lee. "He l.i the best of men." she said, "ho noble, IIrm In hi* convictions uml true. To him we owe the final releahe of my dear huabaml, who hna been confined In u deep dungeon for the pant two yeora on trumped up charges, entirely unsupported by any proof*. To Consul General Lee and to the people of thin glorious nation, whose noble representative he Is. we shall be eternally grateful for my dear husband',* relent"." Hener Morote, correspondent of Kl Llber.il, of M/idrld, on being Interviewed, stated that he had been a primmer of Muxltno Gome*, and that while In the camp of the Insurgent leader he was treated with marked courtesy. He learned that the reforms proposed by Hpaln would never be accepted by the Cubans and that nothing short of the Independent of the bland would bring about .1 cvsntioh ?>f hostilities. Honor Morote nilrt Unit his study of the Cuban cause had convinced him that It was a Just one. it-r irlng to General Weyler, he aald; "We have ;i general there who Is causing devastation and ruin to the whole Is. |an?i :'lmply beoauKe In* now see.i that It lit lost to Spain and that the Cubans will win In splto of all opposition Spain can offer " With Henor Brlnas, Senor Morote gave three ringing cheers for Tuba llbre. A deputation met General Sangullly, at tli?* wharf. 1I?* wait discovered and pointed out by the crowd tho moment the Nteamet* reached the dock. Tho throng in waiting shouted "Viva Julln SangulUy," "Viva. Consul General Lee," "Viva Cuba Libre," "Viva Los Ksiatados ITnldos." A SUNDAY SESSION Of tha S?uiit? wm JficeiMrj- to Pam the Appropriation llltla. WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.-The usual Sunday quiet of tho Capitol building was disturbed to-day by a session of tho senate, made necessary to pass the appropriation bills, Large crowds tilled the galleries and overflowed to the corridors. The attendants of senators was even greater than that through the week, the absentees, cither than thoxo out of town or elck, numbering only twelve, viz: Cameron, Davis, Hansbrough, Jones, of Nevada; Kenney, Pasto, Piatt, Prltchard Pugh, Smith, Turple, Wetmore and Wilson. The venerable figures of the senate?Morrill, Hoar, Sherman, Morgan, Palmer?were among those present By a parliamentary Action the session was a part of the legislative day beginning Saturday, a recess having been taken at 2:30 o'clock this morning until 3 > ti?? iiun/lrv rlvll ntinm prlatlon bill was under consideration, a number of important items In puyment of sugar bounties, for rivers and harbor*, etc.. remaining1 10 bo passed upon. A vote on the sugar bounty amendment wan taken as aoon a? the session opened, and it was agreed to, 37?12. The amendment appropriates |1,085,158 for the balance of bounties earned from August, 1S94, to June, 1895. The river and harbor items next were considered, most of the committee amendments being agreed to a* reported. Mr. Alison, in charge of the bill, explained the reasonableness of the provisions as a whole. No estimate* had been Submitted in the usual way. for any of these Items, but they were based on reports of the chief of engineers, as to amounts which could be profitably used. These amounts had been reduced 25 p*r cent before being reported in the bill. In the course of the discussion Senator Gorman, (Md.), made an earnest speech, poltitlnig out the "norinous total of the bill and urging that.lt be not loaded down with new river arid harbor items. The bill carried the unprecedented total of 151.000,000, of which $17,000,000 was for rivers and harbor? contracts. It was more, ho said, than the condition of the treasury warranted. In particular. Mr. Uorman resisted a new Item of $100,000 to prevent the Mississippi from breaking through Into Caobs river, north of Cairo, ills, it led to n prolonged contest. Mr. Cullom supporting the amendment ns on? of urgent necessity. Mr. Blanchard, (La.), spoke on the general subject of Mississippi river improvements. The .?M-itn modified and urufnuiiiciib HU?I, agreed to. Another protracted content occurred over the committee's propoaltlon to do away with river and harbor appropriation* lit tho sundry civil bill and directing a separate bill on those Items. Mr. Vent, of Missouri. said this would result In u river and harbor bill every year InHtead of every two years as at present. The amendment Anally went out on a point of ord?*r. The other river and harbor items wore agreed to. The amendment appropriating $32",000 for the purchase of the old Coco ran art gallery building for the court of claims waa agreed to. When the amendment was reached, providing for a commission to visit the neal fisheries, Mr. Pettlgrew sold ho believed wo should not send a commission to Alaska to visit the acene of destruction of our seals by Canadian poachers, lie advocated the destruction of all tho seals. In this connection he ridiculed t he treaty relative to the Alaskan boundary recently sent to tho senate. Mr. Morgan, of Alabama, a member of the Paris court of arbitration, discussed the "awkward predicament of the United States on the seal question." Referring to tho Paris tribunal, he said that as usual when the court was made up of Kuropean arbitrators the decision was ngatnst us; It always would be no under like circumstances. There was more real danger of trouble over this seal question since the arbitration than there ever was from all the conflicts tiefore arbitration was adopted. Tho present trouble, he said, was due to the deliberate refusal of Great Britain to carry out In good foltli the spirit of the Paris award. "I do hope," said Mr. Morgan, "that the Incoming administration wll have the fortitude to Insist that Groat Britain will comply with the Paris award." Tho committee amendment continuing the Joint scientific Inquiry In Bering tv-a. wax agreed to. An extended debate occurred on an amendment offered by Mr. Clark, of Wyoming, designed to counteract the President's recent order withdrawing 21,000.000 acres.of land from tho public domain and creating forest reservations. Mr. Clark criticised the President's order as arbitrary, saying the people of the states affected had not been consulted. It was, he said, the most Nerlous blow aimed at the western country since the present Congress came Into existence. Senators Carter, of Montana, and Cannon, of Utah; Pettlgrew, Wilson, Dubois and Mantle also spoke In criticism and (he amendment was then unanimously Adopted. The sundry civil bill was then passed, and at 11 o'clock the senate adjourned. WORK OF CONGRESS. Krvlcw of Itae NrMlMii Dnn'lni to ? Cloac. Kttf I.?wi on the Bfotnt* Hooka. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 28 ? Speaker Jloocl and the other Republican leaders of the house entered upon the final session of the Fifty-fourth Congress with the avowed determination that no legislation that compelled great expenditures of public money should be enacted during the session. They felt compelled to adopt his policy because of the condition of the treasury, and thf?y have generally adhered to It. although the regular appropriation lulls for the support of the government have brought the total appropriations of this Congress fur beyond the billion mark, breaking the record of former Congress. Many of the appropriations, notably those for river and harbor Improvements and for public buildings, were necessary to continue works authorized by other congresses. No publb buildings have been started by this Congress and no new battleships or vessels of any description, although the creation of a "new navy" begun several years ago, has by no means been abandoned. The Intention of the house leaders at Iho beginning of the session was to confine the work as far us possible, to the appropriation bills and they have been successful in living up to their po|. ley. These 1 ill Is. moreover, have been umbered with fewer new projects and Icsm general legislation than usual. The last week of the session begins with several of the appropriation i?lli!? lint yet passed by the senate. Much of the time of that body has been eonsutn* e<l in the discussion "f the Cuban ijups. I ion, which the homo hus dealt with only incidentally. Necessarily the poll, cy of the house to avoid new legislation which Involved expenditures has been enforced upon the senate. The Nicaragua canal bill, which was discussed nt greiit length In the senate, but not voted on, wok not taken up In the bouse, nor ban the free borne blll.whlchthesenate passed, had a hearing at the other end of the cap!tot. 'Hie Pacific railroad bill met a decisive defeat In the house, I ho the senate found It useless to discuss that proposition. One feature of the sedition's record worthy of note Is the great number of private pension bill* passed, many of J them placing the widows of officers on the pension roll# at ratings ranging from |30 to $75 a month. Private j claims and war claims, on the other hand, have bet?n few. Several of the pension bills were vetoed by President Cleveland, but Congress enacted some of these despite the veto, by the necessary two-thirds majority. Several Important blllsare In the President's hands awaiting his action, foremost among ' them the Immigration bill, which establishes an educational test for Immigrants and bars out laborers who maintain their homes In other countries. 1 The antl-scalplng bill may be sub- i rnltted to the executive for his action ) within two or three days und since . Senator Chandler has given notice that . he will move that the senate accept the 1 house amendments to the bill author- i ir.ing the President to call on Interna- , tlonal monetary conference. It Is likely . that President Cleveland will be given I on opportunity to sign his name to that. The bill for the re-organlsatlon j of the Atlantic and Pacific railroad company Is also on the President's desk. J One aet written upon the statute 1 books this session Is not worthy as be- < Ing the work practically of one man. That is the act to reduce the cases In which the penalty of death may be in- Meted, a move to which General Cur- ] tl?, of New York, has devoted the beat < efforts of hlH congressional career. The Abolition of the death penalty has been n Ion# cherished enthusiasm with General Curtis; now after years of agitation of the subject he has succeeded in erasing from the statute books all United States Jaws Imposing: the death penalty for other crimes than murder, rape, treason or piracy, and endowed juries with the power to stlpulate whether or not capital punishment shall be Inflicted for these crimes. An agitation by dramatists, composers, and theatrical managers has resulted In securing n law at this session llxlng heavy penalties tor public performances of copyrighted dramatic or musical compositions and empowering all United States circuit courts to enforce the orders of any such court regarding these performances. The Inter-state commerce laws have been extended to prevent trafllc in obscene literature or articles designed for Immoral uses. The shipping laws have been amended to enable yachts belonging to American or foreign rlubs to enter or clear from the custom* houses without tonnage rjix?s. also' to require naphtha or electric boats of move than fifteen tons burden to be subjected to all requirements for in- ' speetlons and for pilots and engineers. A new law compels the name and draft* of every registered vessel to be ^ marked on the stem and bow*. New , regulations have been made for the compensation of Inspectors of steam < vessels for their travelling expenses, | All persons who make signal exertions In rescuing a wrecked ship or a drown- ' ing person are. under a law of this SfMSion eligible for the life saving med- ; ntn whirh formerly were given only to the ilfe Having: crew men. The friends of the Tennessee centennial exposition of 1897 have succeeded lit securing an appropriation of 5140,000 for a government building and exhibit, while tile Nebraska delegation Is working to secure ? like recognition for tho Omaha exposition. One of the most Important pieces of public land legislation permits the patenting of lands containing petroleum or other mineral oils under the mineral land laws. Another extends to January 1, 1839, the time In which purchases may bo made of the railroad, grant lands forfeited to the government und??r the act of 1800. and another .confirm* cash entries which have been declared Invalid because the lands entered were never offered for sale. Other acts confirm the titles of settlors in Greer county. Oklahoma. (Mississippi settlers on s?vn:np lands In the grants of the Mobile Ohio railroad and settlers on some 80,000 acres In Louisiana. Among tho nets of the session relating to tho courts were these: Fixing the fees in the circuit court of appeals; withdrawing from tho supreme sourt Jurisdiction of criminal cases not capital and giving it to tho circuit court of appeals; directing the filing mortgages on Indian territory property In the Judicial district In which tho property Is located when the mortgagee is a non-resident, constituting a new division of the eastern judicial district of Texas; attaching Audrain county to the eastern judicial district of Missouri. An act was passed to validate the acts of deputy marshals lit the Jttdlan Territory sworn before March 1, 1895, and April 15, ISM, when the law was defective: a law providing heavy penalties for selling intoxicants to Indians: an act authorizing the secretary of the Interior to two the abandoned Fort Bidwell In California for au Indian training school, and one to enable the town vif Flagstaff Arizona, to issue $65,000 per cent bonds to construct a water system. Military acts were passed authorising the conferring on officers of tho regular army of the highest brevet rank , held by them in tho volunteer service; . to authorize officers who served in tho 1 regular army during the rebellion to f bear the official title and on ceremo- ] nlal occasions wear the uniform of , their rank, for Issuing certificates of * service to members of tho military < telegraph corps: for the state of Colo- i rado to use the Fort Lyon military j reservation for n soldiers' home: to i permit the appointment as medical of- j cers of soldiers' homes of others than ( those who have been disabled in the military service; to appoint John Mar Shall Wroivn. or Aininf, a m?inu?i 01 I lie board of managers of National Soldiers' homes. Life saving static ns have been provided for at Point Arena. Mondoclno county, California, Groat < Hoar.*' Head, N. If. and one on the Maryland coast between Fen wick Js- ^ land and Ocean City. A survey has been authorized for a water route from the mouth of the Jetties at Galveston. Texas, through the ship channel and < up Buffalo Bayou to Houston. Flight of way has been granted the Muskogee, Oklahoma. & Western Railroad through the Indian territory ami Oklahoma, anil the Eastern Nebraska , and Gulf Hallway Company through j the Omaha and Winnebago Indian reservations In Nebraska. The ilni" for completing the East j River bridge between New York City and Long island has been extended to January I, JSOO. This hveslon has passed sixteen , bridge bills and granted American , registers to flv<* vessels. There have been several bills enacted for the government of the District of Columbia, a 1 few of them appearing to Inaugural ceremonies. \ _ Hitynlfy Honor* MncVrnuh. j KOMI-:. Feb 28.?Their majesties. King Humbert and Queen Marghcrita, of lt.lly. gave a banquet to-day In lienor of I Wa.vn MacVeagh. the American am- 1 ba-<idor. The principal foreign diplomats and leading representatives of the Italian nobility were present. The function was very elaborate and King llum- 1 bert warmly assured Mr. MacVeagh of t his personal regret at the prospect of the | la iter's retirement from Rome, t / . DARK CLOUDS 31 War Are Not Yet Dispelled Over Eastern Question. JAD NEWS COMING FROM CANEA lud Situation Growing More Compll. ulad-llli Believed That Nothlng Cam Prevent Che Powers Coming to Blows* One of the Powers Thought to he Plot* ting lo Belie Constantinople Greece Una Fonr Daya In whleh to Eracstle Crete. . LONDON, March l.-The Dalljr SlUl's idvlces from Canea report eerlotia lews from Candia. Colonel Gorans, with 15,000 Insurgents and three guns, Jireatena to attack Hlerapetra, where [he garrison is ill supplied with arm and ammunition and the forts are sveak. It is feared that this raair ?erously complicate the situation. A famine Is Imminnt In Candla and t is apprehended that the troops there nay pillage the district Fightln? is In progress at Malata to-day. The Molammedans looted the British vice consul's house at Halepa Friday night The Dally Mall's Constantinople correspondent reports that 15,000 troops nave alrady been removed from Asia Into Europe. The railway officials :annot provide for forwarding these soldiers toward Salonica at the rate if more than 3,000 dally. According to the Athens corresponient of the Dally Mail the Greek carnival re vols passed off to-day with the jsual spirit and enthusiasm, the masjueraders promenading in every quarter of tho city and forming a strange contrast to the infantry and cavalry; patrols. The public feeling at Athens is that nothing can prevent the powers from ;oming <o blows over C.rcto. It seems certain to the Dally Mail's correspondent that one r?f the great powers Is now urging th?? sultan to take the offensive immediately, possibly with the intention of stepping In to protect Greece In case the Turks should overrun Thessaly, but more probably crith the ulterior design of seizing Constantinople. GREECE HAS FOUR DAYS Allowed ller liy the Power* In which to Withdraw Her Troop*. LONDON, Feb. 28.-It Is etahere to-night that there is good authority for believing that the result of the oonfcr ncee between the representatives of the great powers at Constantinople and at Athens will be the presentation of collective notes to Turkey and Greece tomorrow. Greece will be allowed four days to recall her land and sea forces from Crete. It is reported from Cane* that several Insurgent leaders have sent to Vice Admiral Canevaro of the Italian fleet a signed declaration that the Cretans will accept no solution of the pend* Ing question, but political union with 3reece. Fighting continues between the Insurgents and Mussulman* near Retimo and elsewhere. The Christians besieged the Turkish garrisons in the block house at Mnim^ ror several days. To-day a body of Turkish regulars and Irregulars left Canea, with a convoy to re victual the Mock houses. The Insurgents attacked the column and killed several of the escort; whereupon tho Turkish battleship Fuad- opened fire upon the Insurgents with shells and continued the firing until stopped by order of the foreign admirals. The convoy was finally compelled to retire. The latest advices from Canes, report that fighting between tho besieged garrison and the Cretans continues. The villages of Trikolaria and Nerokuuro, in Che same district, have been, it is reported, burned by Basiil Bazouks. Fighting continues also outside Candia. Th? Christians have repulsed the Turks. The iew military governor Tewfik Pasha* arrived to-day. Dispatches from Athens state that r number of Cretan deputies, headed by the bishop of Retimo, have presented King George with a memorial. This states, In effect, that autonomy, instead jt pacifying the island, will only pave the way for another revolution later on and still further endanger the peace of Europe; and that, therefore, the Cretans ire resolved to continue the struggle until political union with Greece, their long cherished hope, is realized. It 1# reported thnt 300 more volunteers lave evaded the blockade established by the powers and landed safely otx the southeast roast of Crete. Coilijr Fire. PORT WAYNE, Ind., Feb. M.-X nost destructive fire raged here for seven uours this morning and before it could be vubdued had laid In ashes half of a prominent business block, entailing a loss of 1125,000. The fire originated In tho cellar >f Morgan & Co.'s hardware store from s Jefective furnace and spread rapidly In ill directions. The total insurance #mounts to about 190,000. Three flrenen were caught under falling walla and jne, named Klingham. dangerously hurt Nteamnlitp Movement?. NEW YORK?New Tork, Southampton; Umbrlu, Liverpool; Phoenicia, llumburg. Hamburg. Sailed?Mohawk, London; S'orge. Copenhagen. MO VILLE?-Scotsman, Portland via Halifax for Liverpool. LI VKRPOOL?Rervla, New York. HAVRE?Lu Hourgogne, New York. QIJEEN9TOWN ? Auranla. Neir fork. Weather KoncmI for To-day. For Wont Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, fair, followed by cloudy ind threatening weather; winds Bhlft,ng to easterly. For Ohio. Increasing cloudiness and probably light local snows; easterly tvlnds. I<ornI Trmpcratnr*. The teniprratur* Saturday h? observed l?v Schnepf. druKglsl. corner Market iin! Fourteenth streets, was as follows: 7 a. tn 13 I .1 p. in 2?? !ia. in is | 7 p. v. 23 :? m 21 I weather?Fair. Snnday. 7 a. in 21 I .1 p. m 4ft !? n. ill 24 ' 7 i>. m 3ft 2 in. M I weather-Fair. 8KB the new song Roek-a-Hye Lady, jy Miss Flora II. Pollack. Words by iCugene Field. 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