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WILL INTERVENE. The Great Powers to Step in Betweer Turkey and Greece. GREEKS NOT YET DOWNCAST. They Will Try to Resist the Further Ad vance of the Turks by a New kino of Defense—'The Turks Are Jubilant. London, April 27.—London opinion is almost unanimous that the war will soon be ended, and this view is probably shared by the powers, a they are already moving to inter vene, It is believed that intervention will first take the form of a sugges tion of armistice, to which the com batants will no doubt agree. .Since Saturday afternoon the British for eign ofliee has been in close communi cation with the other members of the European concert, Great Britain sug gesting that the time has now arrived for them to act. If the Greeks listen to reason and arguments it is not im probable that a decision will be reached by the last of the week. The Berlin Tageblatt declares that definite agreement has been reached between Russia and Austria concern ing Turkey. The terms of the agree miint l i io cni/1 o *•/> f E » * II, „ 1 i __ shall renounce Crete, that the czar shall be given a coaling station at Soda Hay, in that island, and that in return Russia shall guaran tee the integrity of Turkey. The advantage of this arrange ment to the nations interested is obvious. Russia, in cpmmand, of one of the most important ports ip Crete, will be greatly strengthened: in the line of her coveted advance toward thu south. Turkey, with the formidable power of the wlloit^yc/Jtr behind her trill have sc.*’*r£iq • *'aio?t hey*md the possibility of disaster; a qiosttiobr from which she can rule her troublesome subject^ without fear of revolt (qwvinr aged by the hq'pa of; foreign Ipttffer ence. She would be morg than willing that Russia should assume suah.a pro tectorate over her empire. To this agreement, Austria, France arid Ger many, will, it bs understood, give their consent. England alone has not made know her views on the question, in the best informed quarters, however, it is believed a very strong protest will be certain to come from the court of St. James. (•reeks Not Vet Dowm-ast. Athens, April 27.—The spirits of the Athenians are rallying from the shock they experienced on the receipt of the news of the retreat of the Greek army from Larissa to f’har.sala and the talk of persevering with the war is more general. The newspaper comments ps a rule are more hopeful and the peo ple are beginning to recognize that the situation is not as critical as at first supposed. The government has decided to persevere in the struggle and to resist the further advance of the Turks with greater energy than ever. It Is officially declared that the new line of defense is far stronger than the frontier, where the Turks gained their advantage in consequence of the superiority of their positions, TInfthnidd enthusi asm is particularly noticeable among the wounded now in Athens. Their one de&iro seems to be to be healed in order that they may rejoin the colors. Naturally this spirit is much fostered by the confirmation of reports that the Turks have burned the Greek xVbxxnded in a ehxirel} at KiYrfzivofi. Many of the wounded Greeks implorod their comrades, to kill them; others commit ted suicide. The Turks Jubilant. Constantinople, April 27. —The suc cesses of the Turks on the Thessalian r.- ,1 4-1, > . »• ii/t n (in tSc> faction here. The following telegram from Ed hem Pasha is posted every where: “Larissa was occupied to-day by the cavalry of the imperial army. The Hellenic troops fled in disorder, leaving a large quantity of arms and am munition.’’ The Turkish troops took in Tyrnavo a great quantity of rifles, ammunition for cannon and rifles and provisions. The Greek soldiers who were "’taken .prisoners were sent to Elaseona. The village of Tyrnavo was surrounded by* h ' military eqrdv#n and efficient measures were taken to pre vent depredations. The sultau lias conferred high decorations on Edlieni Pasha and the division commanders of the array. Judge JUlTarland Topkka,, Kan., April *27.—Judge N, C. McFarland, United States land com missioner under Presidents Garfield and Arthur, died hero this afternoon, aged 75. He was well-known in Kan sas, having been a pioneer citizen. Rloiuhiy'n Crruiprenu, Wasuikotox, April 27.—Loth house.1 of congress adjourned promptly to-day without transacting any business un der agreements that nothing shall lx. done legislatively until mext week. St. Louis capitalists will erect a four story Lriek add stone brewery at > c dalia, Mo., to cost 540,000, with a ca pacity of 5,000 barrels annually GOLD GOING ABROAD. Nearly One Million Dollar*) Ordered at tho New York Sub-Treasury for Export. Washington, April 37.—The secre tary of tho treasury has received a tel egram from Assistant Treasurer Jor dan at New York stating that 8977,000 in gold bullion has been ordered for export. This is the first withdrawal of any considerable amount since July 22, 1890,when 82,000,000 was withdrawn, the last of a series of heavy shipments extending through a number of months. The treasury officials do not anticipate any general gold export movement. More than 855,000,000 in gold is available to supply export de mands before the reserve must be called into requisition. It is not considered probable that even this amount will be sent abroad before the balance of trade shall turn next autumn. POISONED BY WILD PARSNIPS. j Two Boys Dead and Another One at Death’s j Door Through Eatlog the Vegetable. Wicnsi eb City, la., April 27.—Three : uuys, ranging in age trom 10 to 1-1 ; years, while fishing on the Boone river, | a few miles north of this city, ate some j wild parsnips, and as a result two are I now dead, and the third is lying at ! death’s door. The boys had gone to ; the river immediately after dinner, and after eating of this poisonous vegeta ; ble began feeling unwell and started ■ for their home in Eagle Grove, about j miles distant. The younger hoy fell lifeless on his father’s doorstep, , and the second expired a few minutes later. A doctor was hastily summoned j for the surviving lad, and the stomach pump brought into use. Hopes are en tertained fur his recovery. NO LABOR OR SrORT. Connecticut House Causes a Bill That Would Stop Sunday Traveling. New Haven, Conn., April 27.—A bill passed the house Saturday by a large majority vote prohibiting all Sunday | labor or sport. The bill’s original pro | vision was that no labor or sport be al ; lowed to take place in the state be ; tween sunrise and sunset, except such l as was necessary. There was some I trouble in fixing the penalty, which j was placed at ?30 fine. The bill, if its provisions are strictly construed, would stop the electric cars and stages and would make it unlawful to ride out in carriages or on bicycles or to go boat i ing, fishing or swimming. The Reform Club IMnncr. New York, April 27.—Five hundred guests sat down to the annual dinner of the Reform club at the Waldorf Saturday night and cheered to the echo sentiments from the lips of sound money and tariff reform democrats. The utmost enthusiasm prevailed and long-continued aplause greeted the ap pearance of ex-President Cleveland, j the first speaker of the evening, who i responded to the toast “Present I Problems” in a lengthy speech, lie | responded to the toast “Present Prob i loins” in a lengthy speech. Other speakers were ex-Seeretary Carlisle, ex-Postmaster-General Wilson and W. D. Bynum. Muy Open More Indian Lands. Guthbie, Ok., April 27.—Indian Agent Baldwin at Anadarko has re i ceived orders from the department to ! withdraw the advertisements for pro j posals to lease the Kiowa, Comanche I and Apache lands. This action of the de partment indicates that the present administration intends to carry out , the treaty made several years ago with i a ' 1 ..._7 ; as to throw the residue open to settle ment, but this can't bo done short of a j year. _ _ Soldicrb* Homo Cluifi Lbavknwoktu, Kan.. April 27.—Gen. ! A. J. Smith, governor of the soldiers’ i home here, has received a telegram j from Washington that he had been transferred to the home at Santa Mon ; ica, Cal., and that Col. Rowland, gov j ernor of the Santa Monica home, would ! he made governor of the Leavenworth ! home. Cyrus Townsend, of this city, j has also been elected to succeed Treas ; urer Shockley, of the Leavenworth home. -- - ~ Knnna» Bribery Investigation. TOpeka, Kan., April 27.—The bribery investigation committee will resume operations here Tuesday. An effort : will be made to complete the investi gation this week. Senator Lewelling ! will be one of the witnesses. It is said that he will explain the story told by Warden Landis and deny the story ti>ld by Senator Titus._ I.eedy Will Not l’arrton Kell*. Topeka, Kan., April 27.—The state board of pardons has Recommended to Gov. Leedy that William Sells, the Neosho county hoy murderer, be par doned from the state penitentiary . Ihc people of Neosho county made a strong protest against the pardon and it is said Gov. Leedy will not extend clem ency in this case. Maccabees’ Biennial Convention. SedauA, Mo., April 27.-The third biennial convention of the Knights of the Maccabees of Missouri will be | called to order here to-morrow mom in,,.. The 13 state officers and 115 dele gates will bo present, and Sedalia has 1! made extensive preparations for their entertainment. There are luu tents in the state. SOUTHERN COMi A Remarkable Increase in the Last Fif teen Years. — TIIE NEW YORK CEREMONIES — The Presidential Party heaves Washington to Witness the Dedication of Grant's Monument—Postal Congress Appro print ion—I$imetallic Commission. Washington, April 27.—By some of I the agriculturists in congress the in | crease in corn culture in the southern states since 1700 is ascribed to a cotn ( petition begun eight years ago in one l of the agricultural papers, which of fered a cash prize to the American farmer who raised the largest qrop to the acre of any cereal. The prize wheat went to Utah, for oats to Kew York, for barley to Ohio, and for corn, strange to say, to South Caro lina. One farmer in Marlborough county, in that state? established his claim to have raised a crop from one acre of 23'.1 bushels, and the awarding of the prize was a revelation to many j southern farmers, who uniformly re j garded cotton as the staple agricultural j product of the south and had seen | neither reason nor profit in the cultiva tion of corn. Since then, whatever the thn WflCPn of Dm ilnvnl/vmrioDf of i 1d> corn crop in the south may have been, it is a fact that it has been enormously increased and the western states no longer hold their relative prominence as corn growers. The President Hops to New York. Washington, April 27. —Just on schedule time the presidential train pulled out of the Sixth street btation of the Pennsylvania railway at ten o'clock with a distinguished party aboard, all the guests of the city of New York, to attend the ceremonies connected with the dedication of the Grant monument. The members o" the party began to urrive early at the station and were promptly assigned to their respective seats without friction. A few minutes before the time set for the start the president’s carriage drove up to the main door of the station, fol lowed by that of Secretary Porter. The president assisted Mrs. McKinley from the coach across the station into the private car. She was dressed in a gray gown and appeared to be in the best of spirits. Mrs. McKinley was seated in an easy chair commanding a view of the country through the rear windows of the observation platform. The president stepped to the door and bowed to the crowd and the train rolled away. At 3:15 p. m. the train arrived at Jersey City. The second special train with Vice President Ho bart and the senators arrived shortly afterwards. Both parties then pro ceeded to New' York. Postal Congress Appropriation. Washington, April 27.—The post office department is much concerned over the failure of congress to appro priate sufficient money to entertain the members of the Universal Postal congress on a scale commensurate with the entertainment the members re ceived at the last meeting at Vienna. At that time the members wrere given i an extensive trip and received every opportunity to see all the advantages, -*U ik -J? A T4 nuci! cl's uucy cue*, ui nuaum. n. ap* pears that a good many of the dele gates expect the United States to give them an excursion across the country and show them the Yellowstone, the Yoseinite and other national parks. The members of congress do not think it is the business of the United States to engago in any such affair, and they have not appropriated any money for that wirnnsp. t JC Will Go Abroad Soon. Washington, April 27.—A dispatch from Bloomington, 111., says that Adlai E. Stevenson departed for Nashville, Tenn., to-day. where he Will attend the formal opening of the Tennessee exposition. He will remain at Nash ville only a day or two, and thence will go to New York to meet Senator Wolcott and Gen. Paine, his associates on the international bimetallic coin i « A T V f HTT/1W C” rvn t Vv 1 Vllrtl 4- h <v commission will sail for Europe about May 10. __ ALMOST INCHED! RLE. Horrible Stories of Suffering and Privation Of lli'i-nr* in l’uj»n. Havana, April 27.—An appeal has j been sent to Ctara Barton to come to the rescue of starving pacifioos, whose condition Is daily growing more heart rending. Children are dying in the streets of Matanzas and babies have been found dead in the arras of ex hausted mothers. Whole villages of living skeletons in bark huts are pray ing for death to release them from their suffering. Cattleare being seized by Weyler for the use of the troops. BAJBXKS GETS IT. President McKinley Settles the Oklahoma Governorship—Other Appointments. Washington, April 27.—The presi j dent sent the following nominations to the senate to-day: William R. Hay, of Ohio, assistant secretary of state. Bellamy Storer, Ohio, envoy extraor I dinarv and minister plenipotentiary to ! Belgium. Cassius M, Barnes, for governor of Oklahoma. LOVE before liberty. Bank Defaulter Spalding Would Mot Re nounce Miss Ervin All geld Charge*. Chicago, April JT. —It is said that j Charles W. Spalding, the disgraced ! hanker and defaulting treasurer, was ! offered bonds by friends just before he went to jail Saturday on condition that he should forever renounce Miss Sarah Louise Ervin, the young woman for whom lie had abandoned his wife. Spalding indiguantly refused the offer and said lie would go to jail first. He pre pared a bitter letter to the parson who made tire proposition, but his friends j deemed it best not to send it. The senators who are conducting the in vestigation of Spalding and the Globe hank failure say that they expect to show that much of the University of Illinois money has been used to cor rupt Chicago aldermen on Ogden gas deals. One of the investigators was open in saying that letters having re 4 /"A . 1. ... * --- - v,v-r iiiaiiiii.n huv: foun;l in Gov. Altgeld’s office after he moved out of the executive office. One of the moving spirits in the Ogden Gas Co. was John W. Lanehart, one of Spalding’s bondsmen, a debtor to the Globe savings bank and Altgeld’s brother-in-law. Altgeld inherited stock in the gas company when Lane hart died. RAILROAD TRAVEL STOPPED. Cuntinuoim K ilns Nnar Ottumwa, la.. Place Traffic In a Deplorable Condition. Ottumwa, la., April 27.—It was be lieved that the flood was at its worst last night, but the river rose a foot during the night and is now higher than since 187G. The Burlington road, which had been kept open with great effort, gave up last night. The main line from Chicago to Denver is now laid out. Of six railroads here the only one with trains moving is the Wabash to the north. All the Bur lington, Rock Island, Central, Milwau kee and Wabash traffic south is stopped entirely. Even the right of way fences in many cases are out of sight on the Rock Island and Burlington road for miles and it is believed that the tracks have been washed entirely away.’ Even when the water recedes it will take days to re-establish communica tion. FOUR PERSONS DROWNED. In Trying to Ford :i Stream n Wagon J» Caught In the Current,. Jackson, Mo., April 27.—An accident occurred here yesterday afternoon, re sulting in the drowning of four per sons. Mr. Joe Johnson was coming to town in a covered wagon, and with him were Mrs. Bttgg, her son, five years old, and her baby and Miss Minnie Frazier. The creek just east of this city was swollen from the heavy rain of yesterday. Johnson attempted to cross at the ford, but the wagon was swept away by the swift current. Johnson swam to the bunk, but the two women, the little boy and the baby were drowned. The bodies of the baby and of Miss Frazier have been recovered, but the other two have not been found. The parties resided near Couslnville. IN HONOR OF GRANT. Thousands Gathering in New York for the MuuuiuKui Siruiotuuu uj* Tut^ilay. New York, April 27.—Thousands of visitors are here already to participate in or witness the Grant monument dedication exercises Tuesday. Many public buildings have been decorated with flags and bunting. Hundreds of men in uniforms are on the streets, while sailors and marines from the foreign men of war anchored in the river or harbor are numerous. Cruis ers. battleships, gunbouts, torpedo boats and launches moving about from one to the other, or from craft to shore, arc objects of interest to denizens of town or country, who line the river front watching the naval representa tives of many governments. Kallroad Brlrtgr Threatened. Kansas City, Kan., April 27.—The west span of the Northwestern rail road bridge at the mouth of the Kaw is five inches out of plumb and serious danger is apprehended. The span has been slowly hut mi rely forced out by a great mass of driftwood that lias set tled at the west end, and although the railroad company lias :>0 men Working to clear the drift away their efforts have not been successful and the clog | ging has been steadily going on. Baldwin Will Uu to Cuba. Washington, April 27.—The an nouncement is made at the white house that George E. Baldwin, of Can ton, 0., will go to Havana as legal ad ; visor of Consul-General Lee, to take I charge of the investigation into the ! alleged butchery of Dr. Ruiz. His se ; lection was warmly recommended by Judge Day, heretofore chosen for the duty, but compelled to remain here as assistant secretary of state. Earthquake Kelt at Cairo, til. Caiko, I1L, April 27.—A severe earth quake was felt here at ten o'clock last night. It lusted about 20 seconds. The largest structures were shaken with a swaying motion and people rushed in ! terror out on the streets. CH INESR_(1ON\'iCT. He Marries a Negress and Gets Bop* cottcd by Whites and Blacks. ODD FELLOWS CELEBUATE. Pniptwwl KatUpof I lmvors -THU« Auttw. non Makes a New Bicycle ltceord Sen atorial Muddle In Kentucky— VoiunteerH for Greece. Americas, (Ilk, April 27.—The church circles of this city aro agitated over a question of race, and the negroes art ; the ones who are puzzled. The pres ence of two Chinese, one nntrp*d Jo* King, aroused the missionary instinct* I of the women «»f tbr First Baptist church, who pressed thorn into th» Sunday school and Jinally induced .Joe to come into full communion, lie was then counted us being on the white side of society. A short time ago it was announced that this adopted pet of white society was about to wed * Degress and indignation broke forth. King was appealed to by his white patrons, hut in vain, nud the marriage took place yesterday. A new develop ment arose to-day in that the colored people who cater to white trade have cut King oft their list. They say that I It * It 1 ill 1 h <1 * ■ r irn v\ ♦ ♦ l« . . I 'U i .. m their list, lie was so treated, hut now that ho has allied himself to the ue gress they will rul^ him out, us they j do the rest of their race. Knutorn Town Odd I’cllmv* Celebrate. Ckt>ar Hauids, la., April 37.—The city is filled with visitors, coming ou Bpeelal trains from all portions of the state, the occasion being the anniver sary celebration of the Eastern Iowa Odd Fellows association. A two days’ programme has been arranged, th* most elaborate of any ever given in state. Uniformed bodies are numerous. A contract has been let for !,!«• masonic temple at a cost which will approach $150,000, work to be commenced i»t once. Proposed Rattle of Tlow:r«ri. Fort Worth, Tex., April 27.—At a meeting . of the Promotive VI pb . ar range men Is were perfected for it battle of flowers and flower carnival in con junction With a three days’ Mayfest, beginning May 10, The first day there will be a trades' display, the second a flower carnival, and the third a battle of flowers. Tlltl© Anderson Make* a'Nflir Record. Youngstown, <)., April 27;—Tillie Anderson, the. Chicago racer, broke the half mile woman’s record/flying start, at 10:30 this morning. Him rode the distance in 58 51-5 seconds. Her former record was 53 ‘2-5. Hhe was paced by a tandem. The course was straight away. Tli© Senatorial Muddle. Frankfort, Ky., April 27.—Only a formal ballot was taken in the sena torial race to-day. The agreement was reached because of the numerous pairs that will not expire till Wednesday, on which day Deboe says he will surely be elected. American Volunteers for Ererce. Dayton, 0., April 27. Capt. Otto J. Paul, formerly of the Ohio national guard, is organizing a company to go to Grehce. Seventy-five applications have been received. Tlie ui.ir.y Greek?, in this'city are taking a lively intet'cst in the project. OI5.JKCT TO ASSESSMENTS. Severn! Missouri Counties Chmplain Of the Increase of tli© Statu Hoard. Jefferson City, Mo., April 27.— From all over the state coma strong objec tions to the recent increase in the as sessment of the different 'counties a* made by the state board. 'x h<? county court of St. Charles county has refused to levy the increase ordered in that county and Clerk llehner was hare Saturday for the purpose of confer • • . 1 i 1 A A 1 V* 1 w li/ll mu rti/ti/br; Wdi u in tv j^oiiva to the court’s refusal to act. After a lengthy consultation he announced that lie would levy the increase as ordered by the state hoard. He be lieves, being an otlicer under bond, that lie is compelled to obey the au thority of Hie state hoard rather than the county court. AKK TUB It KICKS OOJ.VY A St. Joseph Man Finds two Maine* of M«t»l and Think* Kissrlf KWh. St. Joseph, Mo., April .‘iff.—.John Campbell, employed by the Terminal railroad, found two bricks of metal re sembling gold buried in a clump of willows near Wnthena, Kan., .yester day. A jeweler here told Campbell they were pure gold, and Alderman Jamieson bad one of the bricks exam ined and offered Campbell §10,000 for It, but Campbell estimates that if the metal is gold he has a fortune of about §40,000. _ ___ .o’, Interstate Oratorical Content. 1 Columbia, Mo., Aprils*.'—'The annual interstate oratorical contest will take place here May 6. The states to be represented are Missouri. Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Nebraska, Colorado, Wla ! cousin. Minnesota. Kansas and In* j diana. Several thousand visitors ure expected. The judges on delivery will be Hon. A. E. Stevenson, Hon. John J. j Ingalls and Hon. F. W. (irmsauluB. The names of the three judges on ! thought have not yet been announced.