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, E W&SSSZWWKKLIXGh \\r. VA., WtiDXESDAV, MAY 12.1897.VOL. 35: NO. 803. v. Note Presented to Minister bkouloudis. ms Are Accepted Under L on-lit Ions Imposed Greece . 3 Her Interests to the , — S eps Taken at Con ple t o Cheek the Advance c Turkish Army. May H.—A collective note ] acts on the subject of mcdi- I i presented to the Greek I r foreign affairs, M. Skou the Russian minister here, 1: is said that the Greek gov .. accepted the conditions has confided its interest to : the powers. asures. it is further stated, at Constantinople to-day to vther advance of the Turkish a r the command cf Edhem ive note of the powers is to a mg effect: "Upon a formal r. by Greece that she will re t-oops and agree to such an regime for Crete as the heir wisdom shall deem best, unreservedly the counsels ’A. rs. they will intervene in the •>.'!' peace.” matic pourparlers which proceeding all the morning brought to a definite conclu .. has formally adhered to . uiinaries of peace as agreed . ”.v- • n the powers, and the heads different legations have received trances invesitng them with treat with Turkey. Nego ens are regarded as cou .. \thens correspondent of The r Chronicle says: "The real and ..use f 'he Greek retreat to Phar = i was the blunder of one who mis it of the i nemy for a tor v i: vernent designed to outflank i; ,vks, and therefore ordered a treat. Crown Prince Constan l.arissa because he believed • \ >ggerated reports of danger to •' .>s. It is a fact, however, that evening of the retreat Edhem desp.i ring of breaking the army to S ;!tan ■ da special messenger to ' it The state of tba i meat was bIb i terror reigned at the ’ . l f Kimberly, the Liberal \d . •• in t •* House of Lords, asked i Greece had an • w ingness to withdraw i , • ere, and whether bad requested t powers to medi u t»j Turkey. The Marquis of Salis- , •\ • ' that the Greek govein • 1 ! n t asked for mediation, but • nf that government bad ex ... >. desire for mediation. The r, k g \ ornment as a whole, the pre >d. did not intend, to the best . l ef. to ask for mediation. The L . \ eminent does not conceive ■ will be consistent with its posi • promise an immediate and in • • withdrawal of the Greek • s from Crete, but he (Lord Salis mderstood that the Greek gov » is preparing to say that it will ■ \y jrs troops from Crete in the v distant future. Continuing, juis of Salisbury said: "I am m say that I do not think this _•• is entirely satisfactory to all : .vers. Our instructions have been • n in any procedure for the purpose • ■ •ring upon mediation which is s p-nhle to the oth^r powers. In our •he main point is to arrest as far ». • ....'hie the effusion of blood, and we - v. rv particular about the forms. • -tp' exceedingly that the Greek ment is more particular about • •' • ■; than the circumstances in the I FOUGHT WITH VALOR. Troop* Provfd Thpiuwlvw : '■oUtir r* «t Vele»tino I utlcr tieneral 'KH4lrntkl, ■ York. May 11.—The Journal ■h;« a cable dispatch from its v »ndent who witnessed the bat ? \V>siino. where Gen. Smolenski uck the forces of Edhem ■ .at. The dispatch says: >’ino has proved that the Greek rs when well led can cope suc '• with the Turks even though r :r?-.: * r» <1. This battle has proved , ’ " - I fighters, long fighters .and To be sure the army retreated V■ V.-tino. but it was no fault of The commander bit his : i i ursed when the order came He knew that his army :■'!>• within its grasp. For ;.i\s he had been holding the ti h*. k. killing them as fast as upon him. In the middle of ' rion of victory came the or back. Why? frived at nooa of the second roll of musketry was tre s From a distance It was like . loth: nearer it sounded like . roof and close up it was just sh after crash. It was more than the roar of Niagara than thunder or avalanche— ‘ had the wonder of human ghter of the Turks was enor fire of the Greeks was so 'he Turkish soldiers while 1 ! led ‘heir eyes with their K ght charges the Turks ' *hey were repulsed each time, f* Turkish cavalry even at* ■ enemy on a steep, rocky ;nsane. wicked squadrons 1 fully annihilated. Scatter uts slid slowly back, leaving i 'ck with wounded and dead < h rses. From a distance it j t ~ une. There was no blood. 'n. uo horror'to be seen, 'uults of tha*Turks resulted • '■v to them. The Greek troops ith steadiness, never tired, tplained. It was a magnifi i'ion. The Greeks fought ' t.*' with the artillery fire on in a musketry lull, but no n.Ied anything. The Turks feat numbers and fought ac t ,t - t she precepts of their religion. - Greeks were never daunted a::d whipped them well. Some times it was fighting among gaunt Ir’ls, some times fighting on green pi- but al ways the Greeks held th' A .on. When night came s* .st infre quently. lighting r’ .ness. By the red flashes Is .ounded taken to Yolo. Thej- cry little outcry among them .A were mostly silent, v- ip _ vv' Gr .EINFORCEMENTS. A Force\ i 3.000 >lcn Sent Forward to Domokos. Lamia. May 11.—Two thousand Turk> have been sent to Lake Nezero, south of Domokos, to close the road l). tween Domokos and this port. An | outpost skirmish occurred near Domo ! kos yesterday morning. Three thousand Greeks have been I dispatched to reinforce the Greek troops ! at Domokos. The efforts of the Greek commanders are directed toward pre : venting the Turks from surrounding Domokos. This latter is apparently the plan of Edhem Pasha, and would possibly result in the capture of the main body of the Greek troops under the Crown Prince Constantine. HtLFOlR’S STATEMENT. The Offer or Mediation Accepted By Greece. London. May 11.—In the House of Ci.mmoi s to-day the first lord of the treasury, A. J. Balfour, announced that instructions had been received this morning from all the representatives of the powers at Athens, saying that mediation between Turkey and Greece had been offered to the latter country and had been accepted by the Greek government. Tl'KKISIl OUTRAGES. Women and Children Massacred and Ml* lage* Horned. London. May 12,—The Athens corres i pondent of the Daily Chronicle says: M. Ftalli. the premier, showed me to-day dispatches and r ports from Col. Manos an»l various civil authorities in Epirus, stating that fourteen villages between Ton lour and Kastroskviaz have been burned by the Turks after all the wo men and children had been massacred. Xot a stone cf the village of Kam arina is left standing. The men fought like lions in defense of the women, who sought refuge in the woods and caves of Mount Zalongos. and when chased by } the Turks jumped from precipices to avoid capture and dishonor. TEXT OF THE NOTES. ATHENS. May 11.—Following is the text of the note of the powers: • The representatives of France. Italy. Great Britain. Germany and Austria. irge M Onou. the representative of Russia and the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, to declare In the name of their re spective governments that the powers are ready to offer mediation with the view to | obtain an armistice and smooth the dif ficulties actually existing between Greece tnd Turkey, on condition that the Hel j 'enie government declares that it will pro I r ed to recall its troops from Crete, ad I (e re formally to autonomy for Crete and a vep: unreservedly the counsels which the powers may give in the interests of peace.” The reply of the Greek government was as follows: “The royal government, in taking the note and declaration of the Russian rep resentative. acting in the name of the min . isters of the powers, declares that It will I proceed to recall the royal troops from ] Cr-to. tdheres formally to autonomy for i Cr* te. and confide thr interests of Greece | to the hands of the powers.” Ol'T OFF ARMS AND REGS. ARTA. May 11.—It is reported that the Turks have severed the arms and kgs of all the Greeks found in a village on the plain of Louros and left the mutilated bode • by the roadside to terrorize the pop ulation. ALL GLAD TO SEE PEACE. London. May 11.—Up to the present there is no sign of a revolution or of a definite anti-dvnastic movement at Athens. The people appear to tie re lieved at the prospect of mediation and will be only too glad to see peace re stored. ----O MAY HE POSTPONED. The foncroittluiml-lliiuip of C'oiujions ( hr<n Match—Pillabury to Coach. WASHINGTON. May 11.—Mr. Pearson, the chairman of the congressional com mittee on the cable match at chess be tv. < n the House of Representatives anti t A N. i\ In his absence Messrs. Shannon and Handy, of the committee, requested Mr. John D. Elwell. of Brooklyn, who is in \\ isl : gton. to telegraph Harry N. Pllls bury, the champion chess player, to come here to-day and coach the American team for the match. This is set for the l.th inst.. but it may be postponed for a week to allow a little, longer practice. When here it is expected that Pillsbury will give an exhibition of blindfold chess play, play ing eight games simultaneously, for the benefit of the prize fund of the Ladies- In ternational Chess Tournament, which will take place at the Hotel Cecil. In London, in June. OHIO BILL POSTERS MEET. • Special to the R< gister. Steubenville. Ohio. May 11. The ’ Ohio Association of Bill Posters met in the Opera House here to-day and be sides the transaction of considerable business, elected officers: President. C. S .Bryan. Cleveland; vice president. S. E. Ribert. Galeon: secretary W\ Terrell. Lima; treasurer. ti B Oliver. Findlay; delegates to na tional convention, S. E Ribert Galeon: r 1 Vogle Steubenville; H. L. Futon, Bellaire. Sidney was chosen as the place of meeting for next year. THE MrRnF.RER LOCATED. • Milwaukee, May n.-R^hard Ashby. a farmer of the town of 1-rankbn. Ka ? ne “untv. reache 1 Racine at IrM this afternoon and report-.1 that Pouch the triple murderer, -vis at ha> ntar Franksville. surrounded by a cot don ot citizens. The sheriff and deputies have gone to the scene. STOLE A BICYCLE. Special to the Register. Marietta. Ohio. May 11.—TVilliam Willis to-day plead guilty to an indict ment charging him with stealing a bicycle, and was sentenced by Judge Jones to eighteen months imprisonment in the penitentiary. The Senate Devotes a Day to the Dis cussion of Morgan’s Resolution. The Matter Comes Up Again To Day for Further Consideration. Morrill and Caffrey Against the Resolution, Lodge and Foraker Favor Delay and Mills and Al ien Want Immediate Action. Valuable Information from Con sul General Lee--Preeident Sends in Letters. Washington, May 11.—The Cuban question occupied the entire attention of the Senate to-day, the debate taking a wide range and at times becoming spirited when comparisons were made between the attitude of the former ad ministration and the present on the subject of Cuba. Senators Morrill, of Vermont, and Caffery, of Louisiana, spoke in opposotion to the resolution, Senators Lodge, of Massachusetts, and Foraker, of Ohio, advocated deferring the question until further information could be secured from the State depart ment., and Senators Mills, of Texas, and j Allen of Nebraska, urged the immediate ! passage of the resolutions. The debate went over until to-morrow. During the debate in the Senate on the Morgan Cuban resolution to-day. a strong plea was made for its reference to the Committee on Foreign Relations on the ground that the State depart meat is in possession of recent official information on the Cuban question which it is considered should be con sulted before action is taken by the Senate. This information consists in the main of a report by Consul General Let.-, dated the latter part of April, in wh-c-h he deals with the general Bitua tio-i and presents all the facts at his command without making any recom mendations as to the policy to be pur sued by this government. Gen. Lee states that the insurgents are not in creasing in numbers but that according to the most trustworthy information at hand there are more of them now than when he went to the island. He ex plains the apparent want of organiza tion by the statement that it is against the Cuban policy to conduct the war after the accepted modern idea on this point. den. Lee also dwells upon the con dition' of affairs in the island. The document is of a private nature, hut while it could not be presented to file Senate it is believed that it would he accessible to the committee. The President to-day sent to the Senate a report by the Secretary of Staie con tai ting the State Department s transla tion of letters written by Gen. Gomez, of the Cuban army, to President Cleveland In February last, and to President McKinley In March, appealing for the sympathy and support of this country. The letters are the same which were published six weeks or two months ago. differing only on account of the fact that translations were evidently made by different persons. In the same communication the Secre tary takes up the report that the Cuban authorities have refused to permit the consul of the 1'nlted States at S.tgua la Grande to communicate with Consul Gon eiv.l Lee at Havana by means of cipher dispatches. He says the consul did receive such pro hibition from the mayor of Sague ir Gmiide, but that the mayor was promptly reprimanded upon a protest by General Lee. by the Governor General. A copy of the Governor General's letter is transmit ted. He says the mayor misinterpreted his instructions not to allow personal cipher dispatches to be sent without seeing the code used, but that in orckr to avoid a repetition of such acts he has ordered that "the mayor be severely reprimanded and that the governors and mayors be hereafter instructed not to obstruct official telegrams addressed to l nited States 1 ow mercial agents or consuls in this island and their superior® or Inferiors.” The Secretary says this terminated the incident, and that since this occurrence neither the department nor the United States consuls in Cuba have experienced any difficulty in the matter of telegraphic correspondence. -o A LIBERAL VICTORY. The Conservatives Completely Routed in the Oucbec Provincial Elections. MONTREAL, May ll.-The Quebec pro vincial elections took place to-day and resulted in a complete overthrow of the Conservative r-irty. In the *1ast Legisla ture the parties stood: Conservatives^; Liberals ZO. These figures have been re versed as a result of to-day's election, the Liberals having elected fifty members, with a probability of 53, and the Conserva tives about 20. Among the prominent Conservatives defeated are Ct. A. Naiitel, commissioner of public works, and Louis Beaubin, commissioner of agriculture. The hsues of the campaign were for the most part local. The Liberals fought hard for power, telling the voters that a victory for their party in Quebec would strengthen the hands of the Freneh-Canadian prem i r Wilfred Laurier. Clerical influence played only a small part in me election, although a number of the Liberals elect ed openly pledged themselves to secure free public schools to be controlled b> the people alone, and In this way out-agonized th eclergv in several parts of the pro vince. Both partir* were pledged to an ex tension of the public school system in the province and the expenditure of a much larger sum of money for this purpose than has heretofore been expended. The vic tory of the Liberals in this province to-day puts that party in control of the provin cial legislatures of all the great provinces of the dominion, as well as the dominion government itself. WANT A CURFEW7 ORDINANCE. Special to the Register. Charleston, W. Va.. May 11. At a citizens mass meeting to-night a cur few ordinance was framed and a com mittee was appointed to present the same to the City Council and secure | its passage. THE WAR IN fiUBA. Gfn. Gomez Is Reported to Have Approach ed Within Thirty .Mites of Havana. NEW YORK, May ll.-The Sun's Ha vana correspondent sends the following: Eighty wounded SnanUh soldiers have been brought to Havana. It is believed that they fought in a battle against Gen. Gomez. It is said Gomez is in Havana pro vince, and that a big battle was fought yesterday near Guines, thirty miles from the city of Havana, in wtiich the Spaniards were routed with heavy losses. At an earlier hour excitement was created here by the news that Gen. Gomez was at Ber meja. in Matanzas province, less than fif teen miles from the border of the province of Havana. The Havana authorities de nied the fact in a semi-official way. and asserted that th< Cuban chief at Bermeja was Gen. Quintin Banderas, with his force of infantry from Orient: but Quintin Banderas happens to be in I’inar del Rio province, and another report was received here confirming the news of Gen. Gomez s presence so near Havana. The entire guerrilla force of Bermeja was captured by Gen. Gomez, and ten. Spanish soldiers who belonged to the guer rillas wore Fet free by the Cuban leader. They returned to the Spanish outposts, declaring that the commander of the Cu ban forces, who had a talk with them, was Gen. Gomez himself. They declare that he has about 2,000 well armed men. al most all cavelry. It is said among the Cu ban soldiers that the Cuban general. Fran cisco Carrillo, is following Gomez with 3, OOO men, and that ho is probably in about the centre c? Matanzas province. Tin Bermeja guerrilla band captured by Gen. Gomez was composed of 42 men. 32.'of them being Cubans employed hv the Span ish government on account of their knowl edge of the country. Gen. Gomez freed the ten Spaniards of the guerrillas and ordered the 32 Cubans to be hanged on the spot as traitors to their country. 1 he or der was immediately executed. -o--— THE FLOOD SITUATION. Excitement Caused at the Different Points fly Drealcsin theEevce*. NEW ORLEANS, May 11.—With a slightly falling river and tine weather the levee excitement is greater than at any previous time. The Raton Rouge break at the Burton lumber mills naturally hods first? place. The* break this morning will make it doubtful if a levee can be built around the danger spots, or whether the whole upper portion of the Pontchartraln line, running from Baton Rouge to Now Orleans, will be endangered by back water. The latest news from the break In the Burton levee shows a large force of men at work there, and the hope Is enter tained by those on the spot that the flow of water will be checked before night. Excitement was caused by the partial failure of the new’ work upon the site of the old Davis crevasse, considerable of the box levee built by the railroads and planters giving way. New work was start ed this morning with .W men, and the struggle will be interesting. The situation at Bayou Lafcuroho. where many rich sugar plantations are situated, has also grown more critical, and after to-day no more steamboats will be allowed to enter the stream until the water subsides. DOUBLE^ MURDER. A Drunken Peace Disturber. When Asked to Behave. Fires Five Bul lets Into a Crowd. Logan. Ohio. May 11.—A double mur der was committed Monday night at Longstreth. a small mining town near here Abgut 10:30. while an ice cream festival was in progress at the church, Arthur Barber, of Monday, a mining village two miles front Longstieth, while intoxicated, entered the church and raised a disturbance. 1 pon being ordered to leave he drew a rc\ol\cr and fired seven shots into the crowd. Five of the balls entered the body of “Dunk” Christian, killing him. Charistian's fiither received the other two tosl 1 s *uui is dying. During the excitement fol lowing the shooting Barber escaped. A posse of miners are scouring the coun try for the murderer, and he may be lynched if caught. _ SEVERE EARTHQUAKES Shake t lie Island* of Guadalaape and Montserrat an« Cause Many Iteaths. New York, May 11.—The Journal savs earthquakes are shaking the is lands of Guadaloupe and Montserrat of the leeward group, in the \\ est Indies. \t Antigua, fifty colored people were killed and buried in the ruins of their houses. In a brick church a congre gation of 200 people were caught by the collapse of the walls and fifty crushed to death. Twenty-five or thirty people lost their lives at Point-A-I itre. TO WHOM DID HE REFER? London. May 12~A dispatch to the Daily News from Berlin sa>s that Em peror William has attended the conse cration of two new churches and pre sented to each a bible containing his autograph and a text of scripture In one case the text s from the Gospel according to St. John, t hapter - , Verse 5: "For without ine ye can do In the second, the text is from the book of Jeremiah. Chapter HI, Ve« •>o. -obey mv voice and I will be your | God and ye shall be my people." NOMINATED BY THE PRESIDENT. Washington. Ma7rH.^The President ! to-day sent the following nominations ^T^bfconsuls of the United States Albion W. Tourgee of New ^ orfc. at Bordeaux. France; Sidney B Everett. « “j. S Smls. wKriSrf Ephr'am HARRISON CmCHT COURT. May U.-CrcaK S;'"drThe ™"o^ainS, property own. Jur-V: 11 , .,.Jnrr in property to asses Ss we?e argued to-day. A number of sors were • , aea|nst property own nonees were ap i i ers to condemn tnen I railroad. IN THE FOURTH. Congressman Miiicr Recommends the Ap pointment of Postmasters and Pension Examiner*. Special to the Register. WASHINGTON*. D. C., May ll.-On Congressman Miller's recommendation, the following boards of pension examining surgeons have been appointed in his dis trict: At Huntington—Drs. H. A. Rrandenberg, G. R. I.esage and A. J. Reardsley. At Winfield. Putnam county—Urs. Jos. Mayer. J. Y. Martin and James McGill. Congressman Miller has recommended the appointment of the following postman ters in the Fourth district: Goose Creek—John A. Garrison Goffs-E. C. Goff. St. Mary’s—A. M. Cole. Glenwood—J. W. Starkey. Sarah—A. H. Melrose. Lubcck—J. W. Robinson. Saulsbury—D. O. Mozena. Genoa—T. A. Howell. Wasp—Thomas C. Davis. Teays—J. H. Smallridge. Horseneck—John C. Malone. Buffalo—Edgar Higginbotham. Buff—John A. House. Reedyville—L. A. Rober. Marshall—John J. Miller. OFFICIAL TRIALS ORDERED. Navy Department Instructs That Tests of the Wheeling and Marietta Be Made. WASHINGTON. May ll.-The Navy De partment has sent out Instructions to San Francisco for the trial of the two gun boats Marietta and Wheeling, built by tho Union Iron Works. The date of the trips is left open, so as to permit weather con ditions to be regarded in making the runs. Captain Sumner will be president of the trial board. DESPERATE. John A. Ccler. of Glencoe, Pa.. Jumps From a Rapidly Moving Train in : In anElfort to Kill Himself. Baltimore, Md., May 11.—John A. Coler. of Glencoe, Pa., under sentence to serve fifteen years in the Maryland penitentiary for forging Union Pacific bonds, made a desperate and probably successful attempt to commit suicide j to-day by jumping from an express train on the Baltimore and Ohio rail way while the train was going at full speed. Coler was sentenced yesterday in Cumberland, Md., and almost imme diately after took poison in the jail, but was pumped out and a deputy sheriff started this morning to bring him to Baltimore. He was handcuffed to the deputy, but made an excuse to leave his seat, and upon returning struck his captor a terrific blow with his manacled hand and before he could be stopped sprang through a window. The train was stopped and Coler was found lying beside the track unconscious. The physicians at the Maryland general hos pital say he sustained injuries which will probably prove fatal. He had pre viously served nine years in another State for forgery. .-—o--— TH1KTV-SIX POSTMASTERS For West Virginia Tow ns. Appointed Yes terday—A Big List. Special to the Register. WASHINGTON. D. C., May 11.—Of the 57 fourth class postmasters appointed to day. 35 were in West Virginia. Those ap pointed have all been announced In the Register as having been recommended for the places by the meml>ers of Congress. INSPECTING THE B. A O. The Receivers and Chief Executive Officers to he in Wheeling To Hay. Pittsburg, Ta., May ll.-Receiver John K. Cowan and Oc-ar G. Murray, of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, ac companied by their chief executive offi cers. arrived here to-day on their semi annual inspection tour of the road. One of the objects the receivers have in view in making this inspection trip is to make a curtailment of expenses wherever possible without lessening the standard of the service. The new pol icy of the Baltimore and Ohio is some thing which the road has never known before. By November 1. next, there will have been spent for improvements and betterments fully $9,500,000. The inspection party will leave for Wheeling in the morning. MRS. COWLES SEEKING DINORCE. NEW YORK. May ll.-The Herald to day says: Eugene Cowles, the basso of the Bostonians, is the defendant In a suit for limited divorce brought by his wife. Mrs. Cowles, through her counsel. Col. George instituted proceedings for divorce some weeks ago. The matter was kept quiet, and instead of an open court hear ing August C. Brown was appointed ref eree to take testimony and report to the court whether, in his Judgment, a decree of divorce should issue or not. Private hearings at Mr. Brown's office are being held. Friends of the couple say that In compatibility 1^ the cause of the separa tion. ---o--- _ BODY FOUND IN A WELL. M A HO NY CITY. Pa., May 11.—The body of Anthony Konitskuski, swollen nnd di. flgured. was fished from a 20-foot well in Boston village to-day. Appearances Indicate that he met his death by violence. The well Is the main supply of the fien In habitants of New Boston village, and Kon itskuski's remains have in all probability lain there at least two weeks. EMPEROR WILLIAM’S CONTRIBU TION. Paris Mav 11.—Emperor William, of Germany iias instructed the German ambassador here. Count von Munstt* Ledenburg. to remit the sum of 10,000 francs ($2,000) to the committee of the charity bazaar. _—-o The Weather. yir C. Sohnepf. the Opera House drug gist, made the following observations of the weather yesterday: 7 a. m., 9 a. m.. ©I 12 m.. SO; 3 P- m.. S2; 7 p. m.. 69. Weather, changeable. WASHINGTON. May 11.—For West Vir ginia-Threatening weather with rain; southerly winds, becoming westerly. For Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Threatening weather with showers: cooler, light southerly winds, becoming wester.j. The House Considers Amendments to the Sundry Civil Bill* President Cleveland s Forest Res ervation Order Draws Forth Speeches from Numerous West ern Members—Mr.Hartman Gives His Opinion of Cleveland’s Ca pacity for Making Mistakes. Pearl Harbor and the Hawaiian Treaty Under Discussion. Washington, May 11.—The considera tion of the Senate amendments to the sundry civil appropriation bill was fin ished by the House to-day and the bill sent to a conference. President Cleve land’s forest reservation order was the subject of much debate and the House voted not to concur in the Senate amendment to annul the order with the understanding that the conference should arrange an amendment which would have the same effect. The debate on this subject followed closely the lines of that of yesterday. It was participated in almost exclusive ly by Western members, who pointed out the injury to present 9ettlers that would result if President Cleveland* order should become operative. Sev eral amendments were offered but with drawn. Short speeches criticizing President Cleveland’s order were made by Messrs. Underwood, (Dem., Alabama*), Ellis, (Hep., Oregon), Knowles, (Pop., South Dakota), Lacey, (Hep., Iowa), Brucker, (Dem., Michigan), Devries, (Dem., Cal ifornia), Bailey, (Dem., Texas), and Mr. Hartman, (Hep., Montana). Mr. Lacey remarked that Mr. Hartman assumed that President McKinley would repeat the mistakes of President Cleveland. “I don’t think there is any man on the face of the earth such a blunder head that he could make one thous andth part of the mistakes made by President Cleveland,” retorted Mr. Hartman. “I did not support President McKinley, but thank God he is an American President, and the first one we have had in four years.” Mr. Lacey withdrew the amendment proposed by him yesterday, other pend ing amendments were withdrawn and the House voted 100 to 39 to non-con cur in the Senate amendment with the understanding that instructions be made to the conferees later. The most interesting debate was on the appropriation of $50,000 to improve Pearl harbor in the Hawaiian islands, which was rejected by a vote of 85 to 53. Mr. Hitt, of Illinois, past and pros pective chairman of fhe committee on foreign affairs, earnestly urged the im portance of taking steps to aonflrm the title of this government, to the harbor in view of the Senate proposal to abro gate the Hawaiian treaty. Mr. Hitt said the Senate has now be fore it a bill which will abrogate the reciprocity treaty. There is a conten tion on the part of the Hawaii govern ment—and that contention would be supported with the utmost support that could he given by the governments of Great Britain and Japan—that the grant in the supplemental convention would fall with the origina treaty and thus we would lo9e Pearl harbor. The treaty in which is pressed the consideration granted to the United States for the favor of reciprocity says expressly that it shall coutinue while that treaty is in force. That consider ation was the absolute exclusion of all other governments in the world from any right to lease or hold any part of the territory of the Hawaiian Islands. 1 do not wish to discuss the question of annexation, for I think it has noth ing whatever to do witli this question. We have tried for thirty years to se cure naval stations in many parts of the world, and not one have we to-day. The navy of Great Britain, which is so powerful, can be placed in any part of the globe and be within reach of sup plies as well as facilities for repair. Our nation in case of war would be helplesa as soon as its coal ran out. In the Pa cific ocean the groat powers of the world—England. France. Germany, Spain—all possess one, two, ten. twenty spots from which to fit out ships that would devastate our coast. Now, if that treaty fails—if R is abro gated—Great Britain will instantly press for new' relations with Hawaii. Instantly Japan will be pressing, and fiercely pressing. In the telegrams of this morning I read that the cruiser Ninevah has already arrived at Hawaii to press threatening claims upon that feeble government. We have here a moment in which by this small expen diture we can put our foot down and do more than have a hypothetical right, to have something more than a con tention in a diplomatic discussion, to plant our flag at the entrance of that liver, and it will not come down In a thousand years. (Loud applause). Mr. Cannon replied to Mr. Hitt, say ing that this government was in no dan ger if Congress did not make the ap propriation at this session.- The harbor had been granted to the United States, absolutely for all time, he said, and was as much our property as any harbor on the Pacific coast. The appropria tion was not sufficient to buy a foot of land or begin a naval station. Mr. ( an non did not believe in magnifying the importance of these international mat ters and becoming frightened at this or that nation. Mr Cummings, (Dem., N. V), spoke earnestly in favor of the appropriation. “I have faith enough in the patriotism of President McKinley.” he said, "to believe that before he leaves the White House the Hawaiian islands will he an integral part of this republic.” (Repub lican applause). The vote was then taken on Mr. Hitt _ motion to concur in the Senate amend ment which failed by a vote of 53 to 8a. The Pearl harlmr amendment was sent to conferenee. The House ratified the action of the committee of the whole on the various amendments except that for continuing the investigation of the seal fisheries, on which the House, at the suggesti 3 of Mr. Sayers, reversed the action and accepted the amendment. Messrs. Can non. Sayers and W. A. Stone of Penn sylvania. were appointed conferee* am? then, at 5:30, the House adjourned unit Thursday.