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The Solution She Offers for the
Existing Difficulty.
Cretans. Disponed to Accept Auton
omy A Statement From King
George Debate In the Commons.
No Uiteh Among the Powers.
Greece Thanlts United States.
London, March 11. The Alliens corro
Epondent of tlie Times telegraphed that
he has ohtained from the highebt authority
the outlines of the scheme which Greece
Is willing to accept pending a final solu
lion of the Cretan question.
The Tirst part of the bcbemc is that the
Tuikisb troops be Immediately -withdrawn
from the Island: second, that the restora
tion of order he intrusted to pait of the
European fleet. Co-operating with the
Greek army, which will act under a com
mander of the Joint forces junior of Col.
Vnssos; third, that the insurgents submit
to the iwwers: fourth, that after three
months a plebiscite be held to decide
whether autonomy be estal lished or the
Island be annexed to Greece, and fifth,
that the powershnmedlately induce Turkey
to withdraw part or her troops on the
Greek frontier, Greece to withdraw her
troops in the same pioportion.
The Times says that the government
regards the chief danger as being on the
frontier. Both the Greek army and the
Thcsahan peasantry are so excited that
an outbreak may occur at any moment.
Deep Animosity Toward Biliotti
Among the Cretan Christians.
Cauea, March 11. It cannot be denied
that the actions of Sir Alfied Biliotti, the
British consul here, during the present
disturbances has created a deep feeling
of animosity against him among the Chris
tians everywhere in the iMaud, and it is
believed that whatever may be the out
come of the struggle his usefulness as
British representative has come to an end.
His courageous efforts toward the re.-cue
of the endangered Moslems at Kandann-s
end elsewhere in the Selino di.-tiict, while
admired by even his opponents, will have
no-effect upon the attempts that will
certainly be made to obtain his removal
Troin his position. Sir Alfred returned
to Canea from Felir.o today, bringing with
him the remainder of the Moslems who
were not broughtherc by the Italian trans
port Trinacria. The entire Selino dis
trict Is now clear of Moslems, a total of
2,500 natives and 6C0 soldiers having
been brought here.
The refugees arc very desirous of leav
ing the island, and have urgently requested
that means be furnished to enable them to
reach Smyrna. Sir Alfred Biliotti is in
favor of this and has advised that vessels
be furnished to carry the refugees to the
desired port.
Sir Alfred speaks highly of the conduct
?f the leaders or the insurgents, who, he
Seclares, acted most honorably and several
times nctually.risked their lives to compel
their followers to observe the pledges they
had given.
It has b'-cn learned that reports to the
effect that the insurgents at Kaudamos
were keeping up a continuous fire upon the
town -were incorrect. There was merely a
desultory rifle fire, which did little, it
any damage.
The Moslems who left the place were, it
appears, allowed to depart on the promibe
of Sir Airred Biliotti that they "would
not be allowed to attack the Christians In
other places, and it is, perhaps, due to
this promise that Sir Alfred so heartily con
curs in the desire expressed by the
refugees to leave the island. If they arc
compelled to remain. here it is believed
that Sir Alfred will find it a difficult
task to restrain them from again taking
uparmsagalnsttlie Christians. The Moslem
civilians were deprived of their weapons
after reaching Selino, but the Turkish
Eoldiers were allowed to retain their arms.
Reports that reach here from dilfeicnt
,iarts of the island tend to show that the
fctatemeut that the Christians will not
iccept autonomy is incorrect. At any
rate, the Insurgents' leaders, having learned
that ir is the intention of the powers to
grant them an autonomous government, de
clare that they will piove to the world
thatthcy know how to behave likecivilized
llelies Entirely Upon the Justice
of His Cause.
Athens, March 11. King George author
izes t,he United Associated Presses to state
that he docs not expect, nor has he atany
time since the present troubles oio-e ex
pected, cither advice or aid from his rela
tives upon or near the thrones of Europe,
but relics entirely upon the Justice of
Greece's cause. The king admitted that he
had expected the most from the Prince of
"Wales, whose wife is the king's sister, and
advised him to influence the recall of Sir
A- Hiliotti, the Briiibh consul at Canea.
But, his majesty added. Biliotti wasa titled
pcrsonageaud was enabled to spreadofficlal
lies concerning the troubles in the Island
of Crete, which found ready believers. King
George further said that the marvelous
mobilization of the Greek fleet had pro
voked the jealousy of the powers.
The Greek government has deposited
the sum o'f money necessary to pay the
coupon on the deb-.
Harconrt Aslis If Greece "Will Rec
ognize Cretan Autonomy.
London, March 11. In the House of
Commons tins evening Sir "William Vernon
llarcourt asked the government if it was
true that Greece was prepared to recog
nize the autonomy of Crete under the
suzerainty of the sultan.
The Right Hon. George N. Curzon, par
liamentary secretary of the foreign office.
Bald, in reply to Sir "William, that Greece
had made a communication to the govern
ment on the subject of Crete, and that
this communication would be laid upon
the table tomorrow. He added that Sir
William's question did not express accu
rately the attitude of Greece.
Compromise Offered by Greece Has
Delayed Action.
London, March 11. In answer to in
quiries at the foreign office the authorities
state that there 1r no hitch nmonc the
powers in regard to their action in ac- I
cordance with the terms of their ultimatum
to Greece, but the delay is due to the fact
that the compromise offered by Gieece in
reply to the xu.te of the powers requires
an exchange of views.
The Resolution of Sympathy Pleased
the Grecians.
Athens, March 11. M- Skouzcs, minister
of foreign affaiis, has sent a message to
Washington thanking the Senate for the
resolution of sympathy for Greece, adopted
a few days ago by that body. The pub
lication of the Senate's resolution here
caused much satisfaction.
Italy "Will Take This Action if It
Is Necessary.
London, March 11. A dispatch from
Rome to the Daily News says that Ad
miral Canevaro, the Italian who Is in com
mand of the combined fleets in Cretan
waters, insists upon the necessity of land
ing troops to quell the rebellion In the
interior of the island.
The Italian government, after conferring
with the governments or the other powers,
has therefore decided to send a force of
troops to Crete.
Unable Last Nfchtr to Find His
Missing: Wife.
Claims That His Father and Uncle
Are Scheming to Get
Her Money.
Stationed at the doors of the Columbia
Theater last night and peering closely iuto
the face of every one who passed Into the
building was Mr. Leigh H. Stanley. Many
curious glances were cast in his direction,
and many wonderedathis strange behavior,
but it is improbable that any one guessed
that the pale, nervous young man was
searching tor a wire, whom he believes is
being kept away from him under circum
stances which she does not understand.
Mr. Stanley came here from Toledo,
Ohio, hist Tuesday with his wife, and went
to a fcoarding-houseat No 913 New York
avenue. He drank some Tuesday night
and created a disturbance in the house.
As a result he was overpowered by his
father, brother and uncle, and then nr
rested and confined In a cell for the night.
Yesterday morning his brother called at
the police station, deposited $5 collateral
and left hurriedly. Mr. Stanley was re
leased and returned to his boarding-house
He wns astonished to find his wife,
father, brother and uncle gone without
leaving him any word about their desiua
ticn or future movements.
He searched the room for some clew
and found a letter addressed to him lying
upon the tuble. It was fiom his 'wife
and stated that she was leaving him for
ever and would never voluntarily look
upon his face again.
Mr. Stanley, half crazed by grier, ap
pealed to the detective bureau to aid
him In finding her, but was informed
that they could not interfere.
"I was never so surprised in my life,'
said Mr. Stanley to a Times reporter last
night. "My father and uncle are to blame
for It all. They tried to Interfere between
us and I naturally protested. Then they
jumped upon me, had me thrown in jail,
and now they have taken her away from
me. It is all a bchenie to get her money.
I have nothing left but the jewelry I wear,
but I will readily give that up to see
her once again.'
.Mr. Stanley's father Is M. J. Stanley, of
Bowling Green, Ohio. He is here seeking
an appointment as captain of the watch
in the Treasury Department, and, lias the
Indorsement of Secretary of State Sher
man, Congressman Southard, Gov. Bush
nell and the Ohio delegation. He is promi
nent in the politics of his State, highlycon
nected, and is undoubtedly slated for u.
good appointment. His brother and another
son are seeking subordinate positions under
After seeing all. who entered the Colum
bia Theater, Mr. Stanley went to the New
National and the Lafayette, to scan the
faces, as the audiences came out. He
failed to find a familiar face, -and re
turned home, footsore and weary, from his
fruitless all-day search among the hotels
and boarding-houses of the city. He Is
confident that his wife is in "Washington,
and will exhaust every means to find her.
If he gets no clew by tonight, he promises
some interesting developments for those re
sponsible for her removal and detention.
A careful canvass of the hotels failed to
reveal the names of any of the parties.and
if she is yet in the city, it Is probable
that she will be found at some high-class
Congregation Celebrates the Re
turn of Dr. Naylor to McKendree.
Dr. II. R. Naylor, pastor of McKendree
Church, has been returned to his charge
for another year, and the. fact has so
rejoiced the members of his congregation
that they celebrated his homecoming from
the Baltimore Conference last night with
a congratulatory reception. The affair
took place in the Sunday school room
of the church, at the close of the regular
Thursday night prayer meeting, and was
presided over by Mr. A. O. Lattram.
The address of welcome was made by
Dr. T. C. Smith, who closed his remarks
with a graceful presentation to Mrs. Naylor
of a cluster of long-stemmed roses and
pinks. The pastor and his wife then
stationed themselves near the platform, and
the members present filed past and shook
hand'- with each, accompanying their grasp
with some brief congratulation that the
pleasant relations of the past year were
to be continued.
The Chnmber of Deputies Will
Dlseuss the Situation.
Paris, March 11. In the Chamber of
Deputies today, M. Hanotaux, minister of
foreign affairs, moved to take up the
question of Crete for discussion on Mon
day next. The motion was adopted.
Deaths., of a Day.
Prof. Henry Drummond, the celebrated
-writer on religious subjects, yesterday, kt
Tunbridgo Wells, England.
Hon. Galen R. Hitt, of Albany, a promi
nent criminal lawyer and Democratic poli
tician, at Round Lake, N Y., ofapoplexy.
joist Straight, Bright, Kiln-dried.
Libhcy & Co., 6th st. and New Yofk ave.
Mantels, Any Size, Sl.OO Apiece.
Libbey & Co., 6th at. and N. T. ave.
It Is a Strongly Fortified Town
in Havana Province.
Nothing Likely to lie Discovered.
Witnesses Will Not Testify for
Fcnr of Their Lives and Lawyers
Lack the Courage to Charge the
Authorities With Murder.
Havana, via Key "West, Fiji., March 11.
Monday night a. band of well-known Cuban
patriots entered the strongly fortified
town of Bejucnl, in Havana piovincc,
sacking all the stores of the place and
burning fifteen houses. Details are lack
ing. It is also stated iliat nnother party
of rebels, command d by Castillo, cap
tured the town of Qulvlcan ami burned
several houses in the place.
The brutal murder of Dr. Ruiz, which
raised such a Just cry of Indignation in
the United States, is still occupying the
attention of Consul General Lee. Persons
in close contact with the consul general
say that he is greatly woiried over the
Consul Lee is quoted as saying that
he does notr clearly see how the Investi
gation ordered by Spain can be properly
carrlcd out. He nuturally cannot under
stand how an Impartial tiial can be held,
since no witness will testify against Major
Foitdaviela, or the warden of the jiiil.
They reasonably fear for their lives, which
certiilnly would be endangered if they
should honestly tell the truth of what has
Besides, no Cuban lawyer would be will
ing to take up the case, bb none would
lisio the courage to confront any of the
miscreants jmd charge them with the
dastardly deed. Consequently the point
remains that no matter how willing Spain
may be to have a clear Investigation and
impartial trial, and despite the promises
and Inducements she may make to the
-witnesses, they will never testify or give
evidence that will throw light on the case.
In view of these facts, ltIsunderstoodth.it
Gen. Lee will not take part in the proceed
ings, as he has been requested by the
Spanish authorities not to appoint any
la wyor, as required by the Spanish laws, to
represent him In the case
Personal friends of Ueu. Lee affirm that
as soon as he shall have settled all the
pending matters he has on hand, anil got
them In proper shape, he will resign his
position and retire to the United States.
He apparently feels tired of the Spanish
"business," and disgusted at seeing that
all his ciforts In behalf of the rights of
the American citizens on the island have
been almost In vain.
A letter lecevied from Santiago de
Cuba, dated the 4th instant, refers to
an incident which shows the utter lack
of consideration these Spanish authorities
have with the representatives of foreign
powers. Hy order of the chief of police
the house of Mr. Robert Mason, English
pro consul, and acting Chinese consul,
was thoroughly seaiched, but nothing
found of a compromising nature. Mr.
Mason was not present during the search,
and, as soon as he heard of the outrage,
he at once reported th; fact to the
British consul general, Mr. Frederick R.
Amsdeir, who called on the civil govern
ment, and ample apologies were -given on
the spot.
Action Taken in the Cases of Scott
and Larrieu.
Havana, March 11. The judge of the
court at Guanabacoa has ratified the
action of the Spanish authorities in im
prisoning Charles .Scott, the American
citizen who was arrested February 9 last
on the charge of having Cuban postage
stamps in his possesion. This means that
the case will continue under the oidinary
proccdure until it is finally disposed of.
The Matnnzns district court has sus
pended proceedings against Francisco Lar
rieu, an American citizen, who was ar
rested at Cardenas on May 15. 1896, and
he will boon bo released.
Captain Murphy Was Reticent When
His Boat Was Searched.
Femandina.Fla., March 11. The steam
ship Bermuda, Capt. Murphy, iirrived in
Fernandlna last night from Bermuda.
Capt. Murphy said he came here for
orders. The Bermuda, on her arrival,
was searched by an officer of the revenue
cutter Coirux, but nothing of a filibuster
ing nature was found. The Colfax has
been in Fcrnamlina for two weeks await
ing the Bermuda's arrival and will prob
ably stay until the Bermuda leaves.
The Spanish consul was ou hand to
meet the Bermuda, and has his force of
men at work keeping an eye on her.
The Bermuda was also searched by the
British vice-consul, who took the ves
sel's papers away from her, and sent them
to Washington. The Bermuda was under
British registry. Doth consul and captain
of the vessel refuse to say why the papers
were seized.
It is said the consul had orders from the
British embassy ac Washington to act as he
As to the reportot the Bermuda attempt
ing to enter Charleston harbor the night
previous, the captain had nothing to say.
If Better Today She May Call on
Secrotary Sherman.
Mrs. Ruiz, widow of Dr. Ruiz, the Ameri
can citizen murdered in Cuba, was more
prostrated yesterday than at any time
previously, and there are fears that she
may become seriously ill.
Mrs. Ruiz' advisers are so Impressed with
the importance of immediate action in the
matter of her claim that they were in
consultation yesterday evening as to the
advisability of calling on Secretary Sher
man today, and it is possible, if she Is
much better today, the interview -will be
Mrs. Ruiz's claim, as it is investigated,
becomes stronger every day, it Is said
by her advisers. The proofs of the Amer
ican citizenship of Ruiz seem beyond
question. The story of the murder of Dr.
Ruiz in the Cuban prison is also being
corroborated by new witnesses.
In addition to these facts it was brought
out yesterday that Dr. Ruiz was confined
incommunicado for a longer period than
seventy-two hours, and that this is against
the Cuban laws. This new development
is said to help Mrs. Ruiz's claim materially.
Mrs. Ruiz did not receive any callers
yesterday, except a few of her Cuban
friends. Several Americans, gentlemen
and ladies, left their cards.
The Homains Interred Beside Those
of Her Distinguished Husband.
Brooklyn, N. Y., March 11. The funeral
of Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher took place
at 2 o'clock this afternoon from Plymouth
The remains, which arrived at the church
from Stamford, Conn.,, last evening, were
guarded throughout the night by a file
of sixteen members of the Thirteenth
Regiment, known ns the 'Beecher Regi
ment. Members of the regiment also
guarded the remains while they lay in
state today. From early morning u steady
procession of men and women, represent
ing every social grade and various na
tionalities and races, passed by the coffin.
The services were exceedingly simple.
Short addresses were made by the pastor
or the church, theRev. Dr. Lyman Abbott,
and ttie Rev. Howard S. Bliss, or Mont
clalr, N. J.. Dr. Abbott paid an eloquent
tribute to Mrs. Becchcr's worth.
After the seivlcc the body was taken to
Greenwood Cemetery, the board or trus
tees acting ns the escort of honor. Mrs.
Beecher's remains were laid beside those
of Mr. Beecher.
They Frightened the Pedestrians
at Nashville, Tumi.
Nashville, Tenn., March 11. An elec
trical storm, followed by a hailstorm, that
frightened pedestrians almost out of their
wits, visited this city at 8:10 this even
ing. Hail as largo as hens' eggs, and In some
Instances almost the size of a hair brick,
did considerable damage to numerous
plate glass windows in the business sec
tion. The- dht created by the falling
hailstones was intensified by innumerable
objects flying about.
Several of the Centennial buildings are
minus glass windows, but otherwise unin
Will Probably Be Sent to the
Printer on Saturday.
Will Be Introduced Tuesday Two
Week' Debate to Re Allowed.
Chances in the Senate.
The work of construction of the new
tarifr bllll is now nearly completed. The
Dlngley bill, when finally reported, will
be enough like the ruinous McKlnley meas
ure to pass for its twin brother. When
ever the committee lias been embarrassed
by gentlemen representing contending in
terests, which demanded recognition above
the rates or (he McKlnley bill, they have
in almost every instance 'compromised" by
a restoration or the Old rates, which are
generally legarded as high enough to
more than satisfy any person eager to
pile on the taxes for the beueiit of con
tributing manufacturers.
It is said that the I II 1 as finally re
vised will go to the pi Inters on Saturday.
It will be Introduced In the House next
Tuesday. Everything else in the House
will give way to its consideration under
the terms of the understanding between
Speaker Reed and President' McKlnley,
reached at their recent conference. It
is said that two full weeks will be" de
voted to debating the measure and that
the Committee on Rules will bring in a
report fixing the time for a final vote
for Monday, March 20, or April 1 at
the latest. Of. coune the bill will pass,
and presumably by a something larger
majority than the. ordinary Republican
preponderance or membership.
It is in the Senate that the tariff bill
will encounter Its mobt serious obstacles.
Here it lias to run a very dangerous gant
let. To win It must receive every Repub
lican vote and be supported by at least
two Senators who are not identified with
the Republican party. There is no at
tempt by the" Republican leaders to dis
guise the fact thatthcy are looking to two
Populists to furnish these votes. They
expect the votes to be given by Senator
Kyle, of South Dakota, and Senator Heitfekl,
of Idaho. Mr. Kyle's course has lately
been such as to give some warrant for the
prediction. He is calling daily at the
White House, and is recommending so
called Kyle Republicans to McKlnley for
Senntor Reitfeld, however, assured
The Times yesterday that so far as he
was concerned, all statements that he was
committed to the Republicans on the
tariff bill, or to the Democrats, either, for
that matter, were unwarranted. Senator
lleitfcld also made it quite plain that ne
does not propose to be committed to it.
The new Senator seems to be a plain
spoken, frank find positive man, and all in
dications arc that he will act in full har
mony with the Populists of the Senate.
Will Not Listen to Tillman.
Dover, Del., March 11 By a vote of
12 to 8, the constitutional convention to
day refused to consider a communication
from the Secretary' of the Democratic Le
gion, of Wilmington, inviting the members
to the latter city on Tuesday night next, to
listen to an address by Senator Tillman, of
South Carolina, on the- subject of "Fi
nance." Telegraphic Brevities.
The riveters' scale was signed by Supt.
Bristow, or the Cleveland Shipbuilding
Company, yesterday, and 400 men re
turned to work. They had been out for
several weeks.
Gov. Wolcott of Massachusetts has signed
tho requisition papers for Joseph A.
lasigi, the Turkish .consul general, of
Boston, wanted in Massachusetts for em
bezzlement. John F. Tierce, chief cashier of the
Philadelphia and Rending Railroad Com
pany's business atthe Port Richmond coal
wharves, has disappeared, and $5,000
with which he was entrusted to pay em
ployes is also missing.
William J. Parflt, of Shenandoah, Pa.,
aged nineteen years, died yesterday of
hemorrhages from the nose, caused, it is
alleged, by a blow struck with the fist by
Charles McIIale.' Che bos quarreled at
a business college, , at which both were
btudents. Tj
Bud Brooks and family Rejnolds, the
murdercis of M. C Hunt, were taken to
Atlanta 'front Jackson county for safe
keeping last night. They would probably
have been lynched had they not been re
moved. Blinds, SI; Small Sizes, 75c a Pair.
Libbey & Co., 6th st. and New York ave.
Ivy Institute Business College, Sthnnd K.
None better. $25 a year, day or night
Gen. Harlwell, of Honolulu, in
the City.
It Is Affirmed tho Visitor Wrote
LUItioluilani's Abdication State
ment at the Cairo That It Was
Extorted A Sugar King and the
Royalist Exchequer.
Gen. A. S. Hartwell, of Honolulu, is in
Washington. He was the legal advisor
of the provisional government of Hawaii
when it was in process of evolution, and
drew the famous document; In which the
queen of the Islands abdicated a throne
which had been in existence long before
Egbert united the Saxon Heptarchy as
the English nation.
The information that Gen. Hartwell is
in the city was obtained last evening at
the Cairo, where those interested in the
future of the ex-queen .'ire disposed to
regard his visit us one of great political
significance. They are disposed to note
with alarm that Gen. Hartwell is here at
tho same time with the attorney general
of Hawaii, Mr. Smith, and ex-Minister
Thurston. It has been suspected all along
that the arrivjil or these gentlemen wab
not remotely connected with renewed
movement in favor of the annexation of
Hawaii, and that the Jigreement to be
reached would not be as favorable to
Lilluoknlanl as that which was withdrawn
from tho Senate by President Cleveland.
A call wjis made last night on Mr. Haich,
the Hawaiian minister. He was asked If
It was true that Gem Hartwell was in
the city. He said that it was and ex
pressed some tly surprise that it was not
known, us he had been in the city for at
least two weeks before the inauguration
Mr. Batch, however, speaking of Gen.
Hartwcll's mission, biiid that he believed
that gentleman was here purely on social
business. He recalled the interesting fact
that Gen. Hartwell was the legal lepre
sentativc of the government when he, Mr
Hatch, 'was" minister of foreign affairs of
Notwithstanding these dcluMvc disclaim-'
ers and the recent statement of Minister
Hatch that talk about the movement for
annexation was "a little premature,'' there'
appear to be good grounds Tor the trepida
tion felt at the headquarters of her ma
jesty, at the Cairo, that there will be
very soon sumc coup d'etat by which the
Hawaiian domain will forever vanish from
the hopes of her dethroned majesty.
It is fairly well understood now that the
Cabinet will discus.- this Hawaiian business
very soon, and that there will be a serious
difference of opinion among its iuembitrs
The new treaty, as It has been stated In The
Times, or a draft of it, is now In Washing
ton, and the arrival of Gen. Hnitwell has
led to the Immediate belief that he, with
Attorney General Smith and ex-MinistT
Thurston, are a commission on behalf of
the provisional government, with power to
meet a commission on behalf of the United
States, of which Secretary Sheunan would
be the presiding officer. The final steps,
it is said, would be taken by Secrotaiy
Sherman and Minister Hatch, who is a min
ister plenipotentiary. Mr. Hatch will not
discuss any of these propositions.
Gen. Hartwell Is historically connected
with the abdication, but not to the extent
of being implicated inthe alleged extortion
of the queen's signature. At the head
quarters of the ex-queen there is a docu
ment, in which the statements are made
that while no personal violence was of
fered to her, she was informed when the
paper was presented that her signature
would save the heads of several of her
friends which could not possibly be other
wise saved, and that in general the signa
ture wus obtained under chcumstai.ces
which amounted to duress. All that was
said about Gen. Hartwell at these head
quarters was that he had drawn the
paper which the queen signed.
All these late developments, and par
ticularly the airival of Gen. Hartwell, give
color to the other statement, mndc last
evening, that the ex-queen desires an
audience with President McKinley, to tell
him ostensibly, but really to inform Sec
retary of State Sherman, of what really
took place at that abdication. Secretary
ralmer said Inst night that the statement
thathc, as the representative of the queen,
had been shown any discourtesy by Gen.
J. Addison Porter, secretary to the Presi
dent, on the occasion of his call at the
White House with a note, was an absolute
falsehood. On the contrary, he said, he
was received with courtesy, the absence
of which would liea reflection on theoffiee
of the President's secretary.
Mr Palmer was abked to state the ob
ject of his visit to the President, but
this he declined to do. The impression
was left, however, that there can be no
objection to a hearing of the queen's case
by the President. It this be true, the
coming of Gen. Hartwell is opportune for
the other side of the dispute, as to the
conditions existing at the tlmo when the
abdictlon was secured. The whole con
tention of the queen, as heretofore, is
the "justice of her case," and on this
more than on politics or cabinets she is
said to rest. Hence her desire to sec
the President, and hence the interest with
which such a visit, if it materializes, will
be watched.
A great many people have undoubtedly
asked the question how docs tin' queen
provide In such style for herself and
retinue, as the statement has been made
for herseml-officlallythatshe was stripped
of nearly all of her possessions, including
a great deal that did not belong to the
incoming government. Secretary Palmer.
..hen asked about this, said that the
queen's estate was amply sufficient.
There is nevertheless a belief that there
are others who have taken stock in the
royalist program which Is being carried out
right here In Washington. It was stated
last night that one of the greatest sugar
dealers in the world, a prominent Repub
lican, and who had contributed liberally,
even lavishly, to the Republican fund,
was putting up large sums of money until
a rehearing of the case could be had.
This sugar manipulators opposed to an
nexation, not because he would not re
ceive a bounty on his product, which is
immense, but because the bounty would
not be a compensation for the loss of the
coolie labor with which he now works and
which he would lose were Hawaii an
American State. It Is ceitaln that this
sugar planter stood behind the queen
soon after her abdlcjition, and has been her
friend continuously ever since. He is be
lieved to be even now at work In LUiuo
kalanl's interest. Secretary Palmer was
told of this newly reported phase of the
case, but he said that it was plainly a
matter, if true, that he could not discuss.
ne, however, admitted that thisgreat sugar
baron was a friend of the queen, and
that he had "been kind to her In her dark
days. The rumor, which 'will possibly be
verified, is that this powerful friend is
Onus Spreckles.
The New Battleship to Be Larger
Than the Oregon.
San Francisco, Cal., March 11. At the
Union Iron Works today the keel was laid
for the battleship Wisconsin, the contract
for which was let by the Government
six months ago. The Wisconsin is to be
of the same class as the Oregon, though
larger and more heavily armored. The
contract price or the Wisconsin is about
The specified features and general di
mensions or the fighter are: Length en
load water line, 3G8 r ect: beam, extreme,
72 reet 2.5 Inches: freeboard, forward, 13
feet 0 inches: free board, aft, 13 feet G
inches; normal displacement, 11,525 tons;
main draft for the normal displacement,
23 feet G inches: indicated horse power,
10,000:. speedlnknots, an hour (estimated),
10: normal coal supply, 800 tons; total
bunker supply, 1,200 tons.
Three Stores Destroyed anil Another
Badly Damaged.
Ten Thousand Dollar Loss Origin
ated in a Shoemaker's Shop.
Narrow Escapes.
Anacostla sufrered from the largest fire
last night it has known for several years.
Three mercantile houses ou Monroe street,
between Harrison street and the Eastern
Branch of the river, were destroyed, to
gether with their contents, and a fourth
badly damaged. Thelosls estimated to be
in the neighborhood of $10,000, about one
half of which is covered by Insurance.
The fire was discovered by Policeman
King. He was standing near the bridge,
when flames suddenly shot through the
roof In the i ear of Shanklewitz's shoe shop.
No. 5 Monroe stieet.and at once turned in
an alarm.
The old -Shoemaker a moment later ran
out of his shop, carrying a big bundle of
goods, which he had hastily gathered up.
Engines No. 3 and 8 responded to the
call, but owing to the long distance they
had tr. travel the fire had spread to the
adjoining buildings berore they arrived,
and a second call was turned in, which
brought engines No. 4 and 10, but they
did not go into service.
All or the three buildings totally burned
were one-story frames, and in ten minutes
after the alarm was Bounded, at 10:20, the
entire block wasa mass of roaring flames,
which threatened to destroy all the struc
tures as far up as Harrison street. The
second floor of the building owned
by B. C. Shreve, and occupied by Miss A.E.
Free as a dry goods store, wosoccupledns
living rooms by Harry Sanderson and his
wife. The couple wereaslesp in their rooms
when the fire broke out and reached the
Shreve building, and narrowly escaped be
ing suffocated by smoke. With considera
ble difficulty they managed to escape with
scant clothing, but their household effects
were en'iiely destroyed.
A goat and two dogs which were locked
up in a stable in the rear of Gray's liquor
store were suffocated and burned.
The excitement broughtrout almost the
entire population of Anacostla and a
large crowd from Southeast Washington,
who were attracted by the flames which
lighted up the sky for considerable dis
tance. The firemen worked hard at the flames
and succeeded In getting them under con
trol in less than an hour after their ar
rival. The origin of the fire in the rear of
the shoemaker's shop is unknown.
The heaviest loser was George II. Gray.
His entire stock of wines and liquors,
together with the building, was totally
destroyed. Some few cases of wine and
other articles were taken out before the
fire reached the storeroom, but practically
evcrythihg was consumed. Two wagons,
a carriage and a lot of harness in the
rear were also destroyed.
Mr. Gray estimated that his loss would
Tench $5,000. The building and stock
were insured for $3,0C0.
Miss A. E. Free, cccupyiug the first floor
of the building owned by Mrs. B. C. Stueve.
lost tho greater part or her stock of dry
goods and millinery. A laige'amount of
the stock was gotten out cf the store and
placed In Gray's feed store, across the
street. The building was entirely gutted.
and the loss will easily reach SI, 200. It
could not be learned whether Mr. Shreve
'ad the building insured or not.
D. T. Shanahan, dealer tu tinware, saved
scarcely auy of his stock, as the flumes
had enveloped the building berore the
first engine arrived. He estimated his
loss at $S00. No insurance.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sanderson, occupy
ing the upper story of the Shreve Build
ing, lost all their household effects, which
they valued at $500.
W. W. Lntehrord, the cigar merchant,
lost his entire stock and also the small
building occupied by him. His loss was
put down at $500. No insurance. J.
Shanklcwitz.the boot and shoe merchant,
lost the greater part or his stock. His
loss was estimated at $250, with no in
surance. Private J. C. Harper or engine
company No. 3 ran a nail through his
root and the painful wound was dressed
at Weiss' drug store.
The Ex-Secretnry May Be Tammany
Hall's Candidate.
New York, March 11. -Hon. Daniel S.
Lamont, ex-Secretary of War, and Hon.
Hilary A. Herbert, ex-Secretary of the
Navy, are in the city. Both gentlemen "will
make New York their residence.
Mr. Lamont has large interests here and
will give considerable or his time and at
tention to the Metropolitan Traction
Company. He Is one of the unterrlfied of
the Tammany sachems and has a large
personal following. Perhaps more than
any other man can he conciliate the local
factions, and it is to do this that Mr.
Lamont has been mentioned as the can
didate of the organization for mayor of
Greater New York.
Mr. Herbert will devote himself to the
practice of law.
Will Call an Extra Session.
Little Rock. Ark., March 11. -The legis
lature adjourned sine die at noon today,
without having passed any of the appro
priation bills for the executive and judicial
departments ot the State government and
the various charitable and educational In
stitutions. The State is without a suc
cessor to Gov. Jones, in case of accident
or death: the senate having failed tu
elect a president pro tern. An extra ses
sion will doubtless be called.
H. Clay Evans Will Probably Be
Pension Commissioner.
The South Dakotan Was Kept Walt.
ingJn the "White Honse Hall
for Two Sours Yesterday, and
Was in Iguorance of tho Offer
to Evans.
n. Clay Evans, of Tennessee, gave out
yesterday afternoon to a personal friend
the semi-ofricial announcement' that the
President had tendered him the positionot
Commissioner of Pensiona.
This announcement was made by Mr.
Evans but a short time before he took trw
train for his home, at Chattanooga. Mr.
Evans left the citv about 2 o'clock, and not
until almost 5 o clock did his principal
contestant, ex-Representative PlcKler, of
South Dakota, know that any disposition
of tne matter had been considered.
Inquiry at the White House last night
brought neither a. denial nor a confirmation
of the statement made by Mr. Evans, but
the inference drawn was that the tender
had been made to the Tennesseean, buthe
had not given his acceptance of thehame.
Mr. Evans made his last visit to the
President Wednesday evening, and then
the tender is supposed to have been made.
He asked permlsionto take the offer under
advisement for a few days, during which
time he would go home and talk the matter
over with his friends there.
It was on Wednesday about noon that
Mr. PIckler, through Senator Kyle, pre
sented to the President a petition signed
by 15,000 old soldiers, asking for the
appointment of the Dakotan. Yesterday
afternoon Mr. Pickler called at the White
House to see the President, but was forced
to wait in the corridor for almost two
hours before he was admitted to the Presi
dent'sToom. During that time many other
persons were shown to the inner circle!
in good time, but not so with Pickler,
"U hue the Dakotan was being fcepi at
bay by the doorkeeper, waiting to se the
President about his own appeinenicae, Mr.
Evans was speeding Southward carrying
with him, according to his statement, tfca
promise of the President, ff net the com
mission, to the of lice
When Mr. Pickler did ree the Tr?stafit
he was not informed that Mr. Eva5 had
been promised the place, though )e left
the White Houre not especially encouraged
with t1- outlook. As he knew no ap
pointments would be made before Manday,
he felt a tense of security that it woeld
be at least four das before It would Sa
definitely settled, and until It was all
hope had not flown.
Whether Mr. Evans will accept the ptaee
Is not known, but the general Impression
is that he will, should his name be r.eat to
the Senate.
Some of the friends of Mr. Pickler are
Inclined to solicit the President to ap
point him deputy commissioner, la the
event the President lias named Mr- Evans
Mr. Evans is a native or Wlscwasin,
from which State he entered the array,.
At the close of the war he settled. n
business at Chattanooga, where he fcaa
since resided. In 1SSS he was elected to
Congress, serving one tenn. On his re
tirement from Congress President Harri
son appointed him First Assistant Post
master General.
In 1S0-1 he was the Republican candidate
for governor of Tennessee, and was defeat
ed. He was a candidate before the St.
Louis convention for Vice President. His
name was frequently mentioned as a possi
ble member of Mr. McKinley's Cabinet.
It Is argued that Mr Pickler does not
stand in special favor with the President,
for fear lie might be too liberal In grant
ing pensions, much after the fashion of
Corporal Tanner, who brought down upon
himself thecondenmatlonof President Har
rison, resulting in his removal and Green' B.
Baum, of Illinois, being appoIntedin hlj
place. Mr. Pickler's pension policy, while
at the head of the Invalid Pension Commit
tee of the House, was. it is said, sufficient
to warrant the President In entertaining:
that belief.
Director Coombs in Consultation
With the New A d in i a l$t at cf on,.
Ex-Congressrnan William J. Coombs,
government director of the Union Paciflo
and Kansas Facirtc Railroads, is in Wash
ington In consultation with the new Ad
ministration over the roreclosure ot tho
Director Coomhs has had an Interview
with President McKinley and extended
talks with Secretary Gage ami Attorney
General McKenna- He has made them
fully acquainted with the present status
of the case, and has learned their views
regarding its further development.
The foreclosure proceedings against the
roads have begun in the district court at
St. Louis under Judge Sanborn and argu
ments are now being heard.
Director Coombs is a thorough business
man and is recognized as an anthority
in railroad matters. He was Congressman
in the Fitty-second and Fifty-third Con
gresses and is the president of the Man
ufacturers Trust Company, of Brooklyn.
He was appointed as government di
rector ot the roads a year nud-a half
ago, and has been working for the set
tlement of the Union Pacific matters since
that time. It seems probable ttet this
great railroad bugbear will be overcome
and a many years' problem solved.
Director Coombs was seen last night at
the Arlington by a Times reporter. He Is
greatly pleased with the progress that is
being made and by the attitude of the new
administration toward the Union Paciflo
"It has usually been the case," he said,
"in railroad foreclosures, by consent, that
they were made in the interest of some
syndicate. It is In this recalinrity that
the Union Pacific foreclcsure will differ
from others. This foreclosure Is In the
interest of the United States first, and
will secure to it the best rosstHe solution
of the Union Pacific difficulties.
The new AdniinistratUm thoroughly
acquiesces in the desire to give every
body a char.ee ro bid and secure the
best possible results to the country-"
"Mo re Troops to the Philippines.
Madrid, March 1 1 .It has been decided
hy the government to send 15,000 addi
tional troops to the Philippines.
The Weather.
Showers, followed by cleat ing weather.
Colder Friday night. Southerlj wluda,
shifting to westerly

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