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IB $tite%enca: VOLUME XLY?NUMBER 235. WHEELING, W. VA., MONDAY. MAY 24, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS.-}F?ve "&&. TARIFF DEBATE In the Senate will UcrIii this Week and be I'ushcd. MMOCRATS WILL NOT DELAY AftftNl bf FU?lme<erln*Tactlo?-Hep*kllrnrt Pallff M k Ilnle will b? lo Make Mi art Sptcvhu-Mr. Aldrlcb'i Statement to Im Made To-inorro w?The llonee will iV Developments at the White llonee Before Taking Up the Cuban llclllRvrenc? Ileaolntton. WASHINGTON. May 23,-Th? Morgan resolution recognlxlng the belligerency of thV Cuban Insurgents, wfclch pmnA the MTOto on Thursday, will not be toted unoa by the house this week. That Is the decision of the Republican leader*. They have decided la block the resolution until the piano of tho President, which ur* now inaturinff. are formulated. There will doubtless be a demand on the part of the minority for immediate action, but they are powerless to secure consideration unless the rules committee will report a spec.ai order. This the rules committee vttl not do. The majority wMl antagonize any attempt t?? force consideration with a motion to adjourn until Thursday. On Thursday Che conference report on the Indian or sundry civil bill may be r*ady. If one or the other is not ready, the house will adjourn until the following Monday. In ill* feual*. On Tuesday next, ten weeks and a day after the beginning of the session, the senate will take up the tariff bill for the passage of which the 8***ston was especially called. The bill was to have been called up on Monday, but the death of Senator Earle, of South Carolina, will render necessary an adjournment for u day. Senator Aldrlch will call up the bill, move its conaideratlon and make a speech in ita support. The Democratic m-ndment atrikinr out the Internal revenue feature of the bin will be Introduced by Senator Vest After this, the course of prooedure Is somewbst Indefinite. The Democrat* are not dear ma to whether they will permit the Immediate landing up of the schedules or will demand an opportunity to make sat speeches bearing upon the general policy of the bill. The prevailing opinion amoog the Democratic leaders la against the policy of general speeches at the beginning of the discussion, but -they will not attempt to restrain Individual senators who may wish to be heard. There are some Democratic senator* who are disposed to dlscusa the general features of the bill and who Incline to the opinion that the best time for such speech** will be while the debate on the bill is young. Senator Vest d<?es not expect to make a speech In presenting the motion to strike out the revenue features, but the motion may lead -to immediate debate, and In ease exception Is taken to it. the Missouri senator will be heard fnnn. The Sliver Republicans and Populists _ will seek opportunity during the pendency of the bill to present some remarks of a political nature and some of them may be heard from during the week. The general sentiment among straight Republicans Is adverse to the encouragement of any general discussion of the bill, or to long speeches on the schedules, but no party policy has yet been decided upon, A caucus has been called for this purpose to be held Monday afternoon. To h9 P?kNl Through. There wHl undoubtedly be strong opposition to some of the schedules on the r*nrt nf T??niihMn<in senator* and amend men to will be offered to the chemical schedule, the flr?t of the lift,and they will probably be reached during the present week. Other features of the bill which Republican senator* will attack arc those affecting the sugar and wi*>l duties and taking hides from the free list. Senator PettSgrew's amendment against trusts is also certain to prove fruitful of much genera) debate when reached. Senator Aldrfch says he will not speak to exceed an hour in time on Tuesday. He will give, for the first time, the estimate of the Republican members of the finance committee of the amount of revenue the bill will produce and will explain the committee's plan of action, giving the reasons for some of the more important amendments mode. Ills statement Is anticipated with much interest. In reply to a question, Mr. Aldrich, who will have charge of the bill on behalf of the Republican side of the senate, said to-day that when the bill was once taken up, he would press consideration to the exclusion of all other hu-iiness except conference reports, until it should have finally been disposed ?.f. The conference report on the sundry civil appropriation bill probably will he considered some time during the week. The conference committee has practically agreed upon a compromise on the for ' ?HJ rcscivmil'll .....v.. nn.7 hnp<? will prove satisfactory to all partie*, but whether It will or not ran only b?* iletorro-in<*xl when the report i* preb< nt?;J to Congress. WEST VIRGINIA MATTER? Ftarth Mam Poilmaitrri Namtd-titfl Itrpnbllcwna KduifaUil. Spcclal Dispatch to tho Intelligencer, WASHINGTON, May 21.?Weft Virginia postmasters have been Appointed ax follows; KlUabcth McCoy, at Altizer, Calhoun county; E. C. Go ff. at doffs, Kltchic ounty; W, T. Duke, at Hacker's Valley. Webster county; 1). I). Roberts, nt Iuka, Tyler county; Martin Holsberry, at Kalmatoo, Barbour county; Phoebe Hrannon, ut Lydla, Clay oounty: W. It. Wratherholt. at Mount Tell, Jackson county; O. W. Wright, at Hanoina, Wirt 'ountyj A. il. Mclroso, ut Sarah. Cabell eounty; <1. W, liolce, at Windy, Wirt county. Recommendations will bo made tomorrow for the uppolnlnvnt of the following uppolntni'-nts, all In Tucker eounty: A. 11. Clour, at Ht. fleorjio; Harry Way?-r*. at Hurling!; A. W. Windon, ut Ihiidrlrkx. ''aninln J A MueAuley. of Wheeling, hail bcru promoted to the position of i i.nci|>.ti examiner In tlw pcnnloti office, from which li<* wnn reduced under tho If. l oditilnimrutlnn. and Wm. M. Marm it, formerly "f Weilon han been reinitiated mm watchman nl.io In the pen?jon ofttcc. STATESM&J? AND CHESS. The Coming f.'aiile?t llelivrrit Wimtim #f C?nKrrii mid |li? I linn' of ramm?u?< WASHINGTON, I). C., May 55.?The umngemoiits f.ir the match (Mine of chess between five eelectod Individual playnr* of thu houie of rcprenentatlvi h and a like number from the llrltbli bou'fl of (Mmmori-4 lire practically completed. The ffarnen will be begun at 2 o'clock p. m , Washington time, and 7 o'clock London time, .May 31, and continue four hour*. fifteen m?>vea to th hour. If not completed in tho amend time the games will be finished on Juno 1. A Magic consultation name In which all (lit) members of both teams may commit us to the moves will be Played on a date to be fixed by the Kngllahmen. Two wires between Washington and New York will bo Riven up to the games and It is expected that not more than three minutes will he consumed in transmitting th? several moves between Londan and Washington. The American players will draw lots for their Urlttsh competitors and their placos tit the tables. The Washington end of the game* will be played in the house foreign affairs committee. Seven players have been chosen from which the flvo to competc will be selectod within a day or two. They are: Repewpentatives Shannon, of New York: Shafroth, of Colorado; Bodlne, of MissourI: Iiaii.lv, of Delaware; l'earnon, of North CaroHna; Plowman, of Alabama; and I)e Graffenreld. of Texas, k Is I almost certain that the nr.it live names will bo aolected. TO BMCOURAQB IMMIGRATION. PIm Now ruiter Contlderatlou by th? Oovrrnmrnl, WASHINGTON, D. C.. May 23.~Assfctant Secretary Spauldlng has gone to New York for a few days on public business, connected with the immigration service. General Spauldlng will look Into the personnel of (he Ellis Island force with a view to making any necessary changes. He will also examine the new Improvements on tho Island, and probably will give some consideration to the question of tho establishment of a so-called clearing house for the benefit of Immigrants. In a general way. the plan approved < >' the commissioner general or Immigration contemplates the erection of a building on Dili* Islam!, where may be displayed maps, charts, photographs, printed descriptions. sample products, etc., of the various state*. where ImmlRrntion 1h needed, together with the prices paid f.?r various classes of labor, if found advisable, each state might be represented In the exhibition building by a special representative. This question la voder aerioua consideration at the treusury department, and some conclusion is likely to be reached soon. A BRYANITE SCHEME 8Uvcrlf?a Forcing * War Scars to Bring tha Ceaatry to m, lilrar BuU-Thi Praa* M?t Warurtl. NEW TORK, May !S.?The Herald's Washington correspondent this morning lends the following: President McKlnlcy sees In the Cuban agitation a deliberate scheme of the liver senators to break down the treasury and force the country to a silver basis. Roth he and Secretary of the Treasury Oafs realist that In the event of a war scare the gold reserve would be riulckly depleted. The expenditures incident to the preparation.! for war would wipe out the cash balance in u week, and th?* treasury would be left without gold for the redemption of notes or currency to meet Congress for pense*. An appeal to Congress for emergency legltdatlon would be necessary, and every one know* what that would be, with the silver men in control of the senate. At the last cabinet meeting, i unuTstand. Secretary Gage brought up this aspect of the case, and his arKURKnts have since been ustfd to considerable effect with those who have been urging the President to assume an r?ggres.>?lve attitude on tin* Cuban qoeitlon. The President has spoken freely of his sympathy for the struggling Cubans and has ?'*pr?ssi?d bis Intention of doing everything within his power, short of precipitating war, to re-estahllsh peace, and. If possible, the Indepen U nee of the Island, but he has called attention to the danger of wrecking our financial system by precipitating a war scare at (his time. COHrSCIBATg V1TZSAHB In ItewYerk Dm! leaf* a nmsmint Prt* MMt?d bjr Cturlia Brotdwiif Itoau. NEW YORK, Moy 23.-The monument given by Charles Broadway Roues, the millionaire New York merchant, to the Confederate Veterans' Camp, was dedicated yesterday afternoon In Mount Hope Cemetery, In Westcheater county. There were several thousand people present at the exercises. There was a proccsalon from the Mt. Hope Station to the cemetery. Commander A. O. Dickinson and his staff headed It. Then followed delegation* from the Old Guard Society .Charleston Society. U. S. Grant l'ost. ilrooklyn Tost, Kllsabeth Veteran Zouaves. Alexander Hamilton Post, Farragut Association of Naval Veterans and others. The monument was presented to the camp by Comrade William 8. Kelley In behalf of the donor, and it was necept-, ed by Communder Dickinson In behalf of the camp. Rev. Dr. Stephen H. (Jranberry. the chaplain of the camp, delivered th? prayer, which was followed by the singing of the hymn, "Nearer. My God to Thee," by a boy choir. After th?* dedication the graves of veterans of the Southern army were strewn with flowers. After an hour or no the visitors returned to the city, whero a reception wus given to Mr. Kou-sh last evening. The monument In the finest in the cemetery. It costs $.'?.0ou. It Is of New Knglanri granite, sixty feet high, on a base of ten feet. The pedestal is compoied of only -threo piece?, and is nine feet high. Tho following Inscription Is at the bane of the monument: "Sacred to the memory of tho heroic dead of tho Confederate Veteran Camp of New York." A Uuilmirk Uour. LOriSVILLK. Ky., May 23.-The old power houso of tho city railway comnans', at Soventecrfth and Walnut, which uf lain hn* b<*n "**<1 f??r Mtorlti^r tho company'* machinery, was burned with Its content;*, thh morning. Half a doscn flremvn were caught under a railing wail while lighting th-- Art, and two of them, Ca|)Uln Frank Itairsy and Jack Jacob, wr re vcriou dy htirf. The former had b< th I .t.i broken and the latter In Interii illy Injur- I. <*apt.Un it- II Latimer, J'M Hughe*. Tim L-han an 1 John Barnr were in i ??r lex* fti.-rlOU?ly burned. Thtf loaa l? 1120,000, rartlully injured. DUlu'l .lllrtiipl It. CLEVELAND, May 2.1.?'There wa? no Altempt to play bail here to-day. No game iva announced, the managers ??f Hi.- club vldently preferring to await t?i m of the i ic of the arreted j?l..yrn in ilf p.dice court. It would have been limioiMlble ! ? play, * ven if thero had b< on a (lo-lrc to do go, for it rained nearly all the afternoon. I,?at It li> A<linliil?ler*il. I:IIIK, I'ii., May 23.--The last rites of tho Catholic church were administered ti? the lit. Kev. lilshop Mullen thin morning and the prayers for the dying were read by Archbishop ityan. The bishop's condition ia hopeless. A FATAL FIRE. Two Killed anil Three Seriously Injured In New York. CAUSED BY A CARELESS TENANT Who Threw a Match Into Hall way?A Mother MicU liar Death while Trying to Oava llcr Danghtar. who Alao Par* l?hr<!-A Woman's Leap for Life?Will Ilia From liar Lojortee?Several Marrow Escapes. NEW YORK. May 23.-Two persons were killed and throe seriously Injured in u. uru nmt'ii Biunuu Biiuiuy nu? i | o'ctook thin morning, In the four-story und basement brown stone building At ' No. 149 Went Twenty-third street. SevI eral persons narrowly escaped death. The deud aro: I Mrs. Catherine Mossway, thirty-three years; died at hospital from suffocation and burns. lleatrico Mossway, four years old, daughter or the former; suffocated in her room. Thu Injured: Mrs. Mary C., or Carrie Bowles, boardlng'housa keeper, at No. 28 Hollls street. lioston, dangerously hurt by Jumping from a window on the third Hour. I Miss MacDonald, (slightly burned on I face. P. S. Phaps, slightly burned on the face. The building wa* occupied for both I business and dwelling purposes. In the basement is an all-plght gating house. The Weser 1'iuno Company occupy the first floor and the upper part of tlio I building la a furnished room establlih| nient conducted by Mr*. Curtis. Hefore the fireman reached the scene the building was filled with flames. The hallways from tho first floor to the roof was in names ana escatic u>- mg uuiu was cut off. Panic seized the Inmates i of the house. While a tenant named I .a Mont was cruwllng along the narrow rIU to reach the adjoining bouse, i the body of a woman struck a large slffn which hung on the outside of the building and to which she ching for support. The sign was torn from Its fastenings and fell with a crash to the street. The woman was Mrs. Bowles, who had precipitated henielf from the third story to the street below, when | sho found that egress from the house by way of the stairs was checked by the Hames. She was picked up and taken | to a hospital. La Mont did not fall to | the street. On the top floor the wildest sort of panic hail seised the tenants, among | whom were Mrs. Mossway and her I daughter. Most of the tenants, Includl lug Miss MaoDonald and Mr. Phaps had escaped to the roof. I Mrs. Mossway. who lost her life, was j sleeping with her little daughter, when she was aroused by the smoke. 8he | ran Into the hall ojhI gave the alarm ! and then went back after her da??*?ter. | When she started to return tncanioKe I and flame* again drove her r.. her room. She attempted to open the window. but It did not yield readily, and she^brOke the-glaw with herftands. Thtr I window would not open, and even If It I had. there would have been little chance for her, hh It Is protected on the outside I by Iron bars. When the firemen searched the house they found the little #rirl dead in bed. i the mother lying on the floor blistered by heat and almost dead from stiffocai tlon. She was removed to a hospital, where she died three hours later. Late in the afternoon Mr?. Bowlee re1 covered consciousnens nt the hospital, but no hope* aro entertained of her ulI tlmate recovery. She arrived In the city three days ago from Boston on n shopping tour. She Is about thirty-five years old. The origin of the fire Is not known, I but it 1* believed that a belated tenant lit a match in the hallway to see his way and carelessly tossed the still burnInn: match away. The fire started at the foot of the stain and the light wall acted u? n flue t<> carry the flames totho roof instantly. The damage was about I2.OC0. THE PRESBYTERIAN! Snnday Not an IdU Pay for the Central Assembly. - T ?T^TS I-J "... 11 KAUltb LAiVb, iiiu.Mh??uw<.Bu the general assembly ha* not been In session to-day. it has not been a tlmo of Idleness. Many ministers hive preached In neighboring towns,but most of the commissioners and visitors have remained here. Consequently iho meetings held In the large auditorium have been very fully attended. I Three sets of meetings, each double, have occupied the day. In the morning j Dr. James A. Worden, superintendent 1 of the Hoard of Sunday School work. , taught the Sabbath school bason. It was upon the first council nt Jerusalem and wof made to teach the authority of tho general assembly. The second service consisted of a missionary address upon Alaska by the moderator. Dr. Sheldon Jackson. The first hour of the afternoon was devoted to th?- Interests of the American Sabbath Union. Addresses were mado by Dr. I. W. Hathaway, general secretary of the union; Hon. Samuel U. I fur, Philadelphia: Hon. William Lannlng, Trenton, N. J.; Mrs. Darwin M. James, IJrooklyn, president of the Wo, men's National Sabbath Alliance, and i:ki. r James YTereance. New York, manager of the union. The following ! hour was devoted t<? women e::ec.itlv.i committer home missions, nev. John Hewitt, ICmporla. was presented, and an address was delivered by ftev. John ICaton, on Utah. ?\ IIIIII1K UlllVI >"? ?" ...... Idea thnt polygamy was dying out wan u mistake. Several other commlsslon, ith spoke, the final address being ilellvI ored by Or. Sheldon Jnckion. who air-tin ' spoke of Alaskn and of tbl hardships I canned by the failure of the churches to provide for the continuance of tho work in the schools. i in tho evening Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman. pastor of Bethany chureh.Phila(h lphln, preached on "Tho Holy Spirit." ! The exercises of tho day were closed with u meeting In the Interest of mlsHl.tjin. both home and foreign, the ! speaker* being Hev. B, B. Brown. DubUQtie; Hev. Samuel MofTct, Koren; 1 lev. II. C. Vanderbeel, Newark. N. J., und It'-v. Wni. J. Boomer. Chili. During the day tho matter of the I Presbyterian building In New York, has been discussed in private convocation and the neneral Impression wnti that the assembly will not order Km sale. AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. venly-Mroiul Aitnlvcmary Krport of III* Vrir'i IV hi It, NKW TOHK. May 2J.~The seventysecond anniversary of the establl*hment i of tho American Tract Society, ivas celebrated to-day with religious excrcldes in i the Broadway tabernacle. Various orjranlMtlonv connected "ith the church . culuoted ne|Mmt(/ exercises during tho I day. | A report was read iu the evening by Itnv. O. L. Bhearer, showing the work of the society tor iMr year. The report deals largely with H?e effects of the "Increased financial stringency of the year/ which it in said led to the scrutinising revision of the modes of thi* work and various reform* in the Interest of economy. The salaries of all employes have been cut dotvn. the coit of running depositories reduced, "the depository" at Rocheeter has been discontinued and the Issue of new publication* baa been greatly restricted. The report says that moat of all to be regretted ho* been the falling off of legacies of the year to the amount of over $40,000, a* compared with the preceding year, and then states that notwithstanding the hard times, the sales iliiplnir ihu v^ar h*VA hoon illrhliv l&ritcr than (hone of -the preceding year, and tlmt the trust fund ban been somewhat Increased. It In said that the rental of the new building has occasioned disappointment. The new permanent publication* added to the odrty'a ll?t during the year are eventy-eight. Cajih grants to foreign missions of evangelical churches for the year total le*a than WOO. During the year 180 colporteurs, working in thirtytwo states utid territories and Ontario and Manitoba, made 13r?,OC5 family vislta and found 9.650 Protestant families without the iiible. BAPTIST MINIBTKM. Tti? Rockefeller Oftar Mmjr bo Met la a P?w Days. PITTSBURGH, Pa., May a.?The Baptists ministers attending the anniversaries filled the pulplti of the different denominations In this city to-day and a large number of special meeting* were held. Tho regular program of the Baptist missions for the day was carried out in full and consisted of forenoon. afternoon and evening religious services conducted respectively by President Henry O. Weston. L.L. D., President Augu?tus H. Strong, L.L D., and Prof. Galusha W. Anderson, D.D. ltev. C. H. Mablc. of Boston, and Rev. f*. Morehouse, of Brooklyn, secretaries of the American Baptist Mls tUm Amurlmm Unn. tint Home Mission Society, respectively, announce to-night that $205,000 have been secured In rash and pledges for the payment of the debts of these cocletit's, leaving $31,000 yet to be secured. The Interest In this great effort has been extended from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the result of the societies appeal to churches and Individuals for an Immediate and final roily to raise the remainder before June 15, anticipating the condition of the magnificent offer of Mr. John D. Rockefeller of 1260,000 to meet the balance of the debt. The latest contribution received came to-day by telegraphic order. It was $1,000, raised by the Second Baptist churclx of St. Louis. BAHK8 C0H80LIDAT* OnefioltdKauuia City Concern Bays the Olhrr'a DtpoilU. KANSAS CITY, Mo.. May 23.?By an arrangement Just completed, the National Bank of Commerce of this city, will absorb the business of the Metropolitan National Bank, having decided to buy the deposits of the latter institution. Both banks ore among the oldest establishments and biggest concerns In the city. In Its laat statement rendered May H.the Metropolitan allowed deposits of $2,040,666; loans and cMscuuntr Hill, US*;,- cuah -ami .sight. Exchange $855,193; total resources $2,623.Ofi?. The Mtatemcnt of the Bank of Commerce l*t>ued on the tame date, showed deposits of 16,442,631; loans and discount* 14.806,387; cash and sight exchange $2,685,524; total resources, 17,794,527. While the deal Is announced as a consolidation of the two banks It in In effect a liquidation of the Metropolitan National Bank through the National Bank of Commerce. LritchMl a Whit* Mam. HOUSTON, Texas. May 23?R. W. Stewart, a prominent merchant of Lindale, was recently enticed from his home by a negro and murdered. Elfle Jones, a negro, was arrested for the murder and In a confession Implicated Wilt Jones, ?. white man, prominent in the community. Jones was arrested and placed In Jail. Shortly after 1 o'clock this morning a mob appeared at the county jail at Tyler and refusal of the sherlfT to admit them, broke in the doors, went to Will Jones' cell and shot him to death as he sat on his cot. He told them they were killing an Innocent man. but, the leaders answered they had proof of his guilt A Brutal llaabaml'a DmI. CHICAGO, May 23.?Lying helplessly Ill, wrrn ncr iniw-jTar-mu ciiuu wiix11 at her ?lde, Mrs. Nellie Dawson, twentyflvo years old, was shot and killed by her husband, John Dawson, tbls afternoon. The shooting followed a quarrel. The murderer is at large, but the police declare he will soon Uc captured as he Is well known to them. The dead woman's father la a well to do farmer near Lincoln. Neb. 8he married Dan-son In Lincoln eight yeans ago. lteunefC Arrive*. NEW YORK, May 23.?James Gordon ttennett, proprietor of the New York Herald, arrived this afternoon In his steam yacht. Numouna. from Toulon. France, calling at Maderia las Palraa* and Bermuda. Ilia I Ait Race. ROCHESTER. N. Y., May 21-Otto Keppllng, aged eighteen year*, whlls racing on his bicycle with a train on the Irondcquolt Itay railroad to-day c/iught his pedal In the step of h car and was thrown under the nil eels and killed, l.n?l Nnrvlvor. POUOKEEPSIE, N. Y., May 23?Dr. John P. At water, the last surviving member of the class of 1834, of Yale college, died at his home In this city today. He was born In 181& at Carlisle, Pa. Accnn Ilia Clergy. AGRAMA, Hungary, Mary 23.?The Hungarian papers accuse the Catholic clergy of fomenting the riots by asserting that th? government Intends to Introduce civil marriage. The soldiers who >vorc assigned to preserve order nt Dosnyacsl Were fired upon and stoned by a crowd of a thousand, mostly women. Armenian OulraRCi. LONDON, May 23.-A dUpateh to the Dally Telegraph from Constantinople say* that icrlous outbreaks against the Armenians have occurred In a village near Van and At lneboll, a seaport of Asia Minor. The Russian consul ut lneboll has telegraphed to the government to uend a warship. Trlwl In Kill llltmrir. LONDON, May 2.1-Aecordlng to a dispatch to the Dally Graphic from Corfu, It i i report! 1 Iher* that Col. Munua attempted buIcMo while in Jail. U-> hna been ictft handcuffed with his entire staff to Athens for trial by court-martial. A DIRECT TREATY Of Peace to be Conducted Between Turks and Greeks. EDHEM I'ASIIA ISAUllIUKtftU To K(|tlUta IHractlf with a Gmk Picalp*toiUM7-?M. MmalMukl, tH? Creak CowundM-i OmiIc* that H? Ordtni t Bfttmt KiMpt by Commutd of Prlae* ComtMiUa-H* lUgi AUuoUa If?w?papers Hoi to Pufebh InseeiniU Italc bmU-TIu OmmmI flttaiUoB. ATHENS, May M.-It la again semiofficially asserted that Ed hem Pasha, the Turkish commander-In-chief, has repeated his statement that peace must be negotiated with him, and Is now pressing for the appointment of a Greek plenipotentiary to conduct the aettlement of terms. M. Deligorgis, o former foreign minister, has been elected president of the Cretan central committee. General Smolensk I has sent telegrams to the Athenian newspapers denying that be ordered a retreat, except in pursuance of the commands of Crown Prince Constantly and adding: "I earnestly beg you not to publish inaccurate statements calculated to create dissensions in the administration." Ho also denies that acy men fell into the bands of the enemy during the retreat -from Velsdino. The Berthet column (Italian) insisted on coming here, several of the volunteers refusing to return to Italy on the ground that they are liable to arrest as desertTh? mnvumm? tiaa (WliM 1 hat th? column must return to Italian territory, and will undertake to board and lodge only those liable to arrest. Owing to the disquietude caused by the presence in the city of large bodies of volunteers, the government ha* hastily recalled the force of gendarmes sent to Arta and will take measures to deport these dangerous allies to their various countries at the earliest possible date. Most of the volunteers making up the Berthet column are anarchists and the government has done wisely in refusing to allow them to come here, although they Insisted on the privilege. The government sent them from Arta lo Zaverda and there disarmed them, with orders to leave for Italy in Greek vessel*. Thereupon they began to Indulge In all sorts of excesses and got infc> conflict with the Inhabitants, with the result that one Italian was killed and six were seriously wounded. Finally, after a gr?*at ileal of trouble, they were sent to BrlndlHl under the escort of two Greek men of war. grzek-axkbicIbs. Arrival of Volaateere Creates Little Eaihastaim. ATHENS. May 2J.-The arrival here of the volunteers from America excited curlosllyn)ut no enthusiasm. They will nr/vwul In In f ho nrmv of PrflWIl Prince Constatftine. The losses of the Greeks in the battle of Phourka Pa?s were eight hundred killed and wounded. All the irregulars have been disbanded. A telegram received from the Crown Prince confirms the news reported of the advance of the Turks after the arrangement of the armistice, and the occupation and fortifying of strategic points half an hour distant from Lamia. giving a great advantage to the Turks In the event of the renewal of hostilities. These facts have been communicated (o the ministers of the powers. and the government has protested ngalnst this forward movement of the Turks. The officers appointed to fix the neutral sone on the frontier have compJet?-d their work. It is announced that both armies are to fall back, and leave the neutral xone eight hundred meters in width. All of the passes are included In this tone, excep: Phourka, which the Turks hold. TKS&1BIE EXCEMM (ndnlgtd In bj Ihi Italians who war* wnnw LONDON, May 24.?The correspondent of the Daily Telegraph In Eplrus gives & terrible picture of the excesses of the Italians while travelling from Arte to Zavertfcta. He says: "They stole brandy and drank it like water. Armed only with revolvers and bayonets, by the time they reached Zaverdda they were quarrelling fiercely among themselves. The villagers thoroughly alarmed, gathered in readiness to fight the Italians and the situation became serious. A Greek tried to paolfy a Garibsldlan who was about to dash his brains out with a stone, whereupon an Italian fired and wounded the GarlbaldJan. "Instantly the cry was raised 'A Greek has been killed.' and the villagers began to flre their rifles. The melee became general,but the Italians displayed a flag of truce and the embarkation was effected. though with great difficulty. "Several Haitian officers told me they did not fxpeot t.? reach land alive, as their ruffianly soldiers would surely kill them." _____ May bi KMrmlrri. PARIS, May 23.?Prince Ferdlnsnd.of Bulgaria, had a long conference to-day with M. llunotaux, minister of foreign affairs. It is understood that the Graeco-Turklih armistice win be prolonged if. at Its expiration, the peace negotiations should not be finished. Will 'I rent Direct. ATHENS. May 23.?It Is reported here aeml-offlolally, that Edhetn Pnshn.commander of tho Turkish army in Thessaly, has Informed the Greek officers, who, In conjunction with the Turkish officers, ore arranging the neutral tone, that he Is empowered to negotiate the terms of pejee with Greece direct. ^Ht Thrin llonir. LA HISS A, May 23.?Kdhom Pasha, the Turkish commander has disbanded and aent to their homes moat of the Albanians in his army. Arrr|itrd III* ltcalRimttmi. COPENHAGEN, May 23. ? King Christian has accepted the resignation of the Thott ministry, which was ten- ' dered on the tenth. Aiiilmitailora wilt Act. LONDON, May 23.?The correspondent , of the Times at Constantinople says: The power* have Instructed their ambassador* ia act aa their representative* in mediating between Turkey and Greece. A collective note will be handed to the porte forthwith. Palace clrcJw now real ix" that grout maladreaae has been dlaplayed on the Turkish ?de. The question In how to retreat from the present situation without humiliation and a change of ministry Is being discussed aa the best way to save a crisis. The Puee Kegottettona. LONDON, May 24.?The correspondent of the Standard at Constantinople nays: "The peace negotiations continue. It is asserted that the amount of Indemnity will t>e reduced to eight million llr***, two million to be paid la cash to Turkey and six million to be accepted by Itussla as part payment Indemnity owed her by Turkey. "It is said here Uutt after the suspension of hostilities the Greeks, under pretense of washing their linen, crossed the bridge over the Arta and were attacked by the Turkish commander, who drove them back after heavy fighting for ten hours." HEW THAME8 TXFglTEL Opened with Urwt Ceremony by the Prince of Wales. LONDON, May 23.?The new tunnel under the Thames, at Blackwall, was inaugurated by the Prince of Wales yesterday. The royal procession consisted of two semi-state landaus, each headed by four bays driven by postilloos, each preceded toy two grooms. In these, beside* the Prince, were the Princess of Wale*. Princess Victoria of Wales, the Duke of York, (be Duke of Portland, Mr. Bull, of the London county council, chairman of the bridges committee, and Mr. Blnnle, chief engineer of the tunnel. The procession followed tbe Mai I. Pall Mall, Northerumberland avenue, the Embankment. Queen Victoria street and (hence through Whitechappel to the entrance of the tunnel. Here the royal party were met by the Duke of Cambridge, the Prince of Teck, Lord Melhuen, commanding the Home District; the Earl of Denbigh; Dr. Collins, chairman of the London county council, and many military and other officials. The procession then proceeded through the tunnel, which was illuminated by three rows of electric lights. At the Greenwich end was a dais. ujion which the royal party took their places, and from which the Prince of Wales, In the name of the queen, declared the tunnel open to pjibllc traffic, forever. The state trumpeters blew a blast, a royal salute was fired by the Honorable Artillery Company and the Bishnp of London, tbe Right Rev. M&ndeU Crelghton. pronounced the benediction. The Prince of Wales was then presented with a gold medal, specially struck for the occasion by the Bridges committee of the London county council. The return was by Blackwall lane, Woolwich road. Old Kent road, New Kent road, St. George's road. Westminster Bridge road. Parliament street and Pall Mall to Marlborough House. The new tunnel Is generally regarded os a triumph of engineering skill THE TETUAN-COMAB AFFAIR Creating Great Interest In Madrid?Action of the Liberals. LONDON. May 24.?The Standard correspondent at Madrid says: "In the oon chnt TVOATV lerencc uciu on .huu..,uj ... president of the senate, the premier and Senor Sagasta, with reference to tho Tetuan-Comas incident, the president, said he would not be Justified In Interfering, mt the affair had not occurred in the senate chamber, but in the lobby. The premier declared that the opposition ought to be satisfied If the duke of Tetuan announced In the senate chamber that he never intended to slight or give offense to the Liberal minority. He added ttat , i the government could not dispense with the duke of Tetuan's services as minister of foreign affairs, because he alone was acquainted with and able to conduct important and delicate pending negotiations with foreign governments (meaning America.) "Senor Sagasta promised to give fait followers conciliatory advice, but said he must be guided by their decision. Accordingly he summoned a meeting of the Liberals, who were in no conciliatory temper. However, after a prolonged discussion. they gave a vote of confidence to Senor Sagasta, with Instructions to settle the conflict on the understanding that they wouuld not enter the Cortes until the government had given them such satisfaction as Senor Sagaxta deemed proper. The crisis has withdrawn popular attention from the attitude of tho United States senate, which a majority of the newspapers and of the ministers trrOHrtllt Immfbum. ?M bearing upon the immediate relations of the two countries." Spanlah Cabinet Crista* MADRID, May 21-?The position of the cabinet Is the theme of most Anxious discussion on all sides. Some of the government organs think the ministry should meet the cortes to-morrow, endeavor to secure the adoption of such bills as arc pressing, and then suspend the session as soon as possible. Other think a chnn ge of policy expedient and, in fact. Inevitable. All admit the difficulty of appointing a colorless ministry to carry on the business of the country. The cabinet sat in council this evening until 8 o'clock, and it was decided to appear before the Cortes co-morrow and give explanation* of the TetuanComas Incident of Friday last, even If the Liberals should absent themselves, Rnpprtnliki 111* Kim. HAVANA. May SI?All news relmtir* to the passage of the belligerency resolution has been suppressed here and the Havana newspapers have been ordered to make no reference to that or other exciting topics at present. The facta are of oourse known at the palace, but not one inan in n thousand outside that solemn structure knows what has been done. That biff excitement here will follow the Announcement of the senate's actloo there can be no doubt. Knglautl ttotttug Foothold. MANAGUA. Nicaragua, May 21?For the past three weeks. Charles Smith, representing a syndicate of English capitalists, has been quietly but actively engaged in enlisting the Interest of willing olllclals In behalf of a freight railway across Nicaragua against the American canal company's Interest. For two months prior to coming here he was In (?oata KlCtt promoting the same project. Wmtlirr Format for To*dor. For West Virginia, showers; thunder ntorms In the early morning; *< nerally fair Monday: eoolcr; northerly winds. For \\ cittern Pennsylvania, showers In tlif early morning, followed by partly cloudy weather In the afternoon; cooler; hri?k to Heht wom to northwest winds. For Ohio. .'Irnrlnjr In th* early mornlns; pn>.-rnllv mir Mondayi cooler; brisk northwesterly wind*. IotrI TtmitfraUn. The tamperatur# Saturday as choired |?y C. 8chnepf, UiuffRlat, comer Fourteenth kh>l Market atrreta. waa aa follows: T n. m 46 I 3 p. m 71 ft u. m 68 7 t?. m 71 12 TO I weather?Fair. laaday. 7 a. m CI I S p. m W ft n. 71 7 !' m IS in M I Weather?Chanf'le.