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A FIERY FUJtXACK.
Ealldlnjj In Paris In Which a Bazar la Boiritf Hold Burns. )lore Than One Hundred Human lle iuu Trampled or Ilurned to Death early Two Hundred Others Are Injured. Paris, May 5. Fire broke out at our o'clock Tuesday afternoon in a crowded charitable bazirr in hue Jcan-Goujon, ot which the Duchess d' Uzes nnd'othcr well-known patronesses were present. More than 100 persons are known to have perished, nnd it feared the num ber w ill reach 200. The known wounded number ISO. The building In which the fire broke out was a temporary structure of w ood. The flames were first discovered above the stall occupied by Duchess d'L'zes find while the place wns densely crowd ed. The bazar is an annual function presided over by the leader of Paris Jan society. A terrible panic and crush followed the alarm of fire. There was a wild rush for the exlfs, and the weaker persons were borne down and trampled upon. A Heap of Kit In a. The Pazanr is u heap of smoking cin ders and ashes. Ambulances are con Yeylng the recovered bodies to the Talals De LTudustrie. Enormous crowds of people are feathering: around the scene of the fire. Anion; them are a large number of liveried servants In quiring for their mistresses and the in dications are that anions' the dead are a IiuniWr of French aristocracy, although it is hoped that the missing ones may be found among the injured who are at the hotels, hospitals or other places. Twen ty corpses and a number of the most seriously injured are now in the right win;.' of the. Palais D'Industrie. The dowager duchess D'L'zes is one of the most prominent women in France, nnd is said to have provided 3,000,000 francs for the propoganda of Gen. Pou langer. The young duchess D'F.es was, before her marriage, Mine. Marie De Luines, daughter of the late Due De Chanlncs. She was married in Paris -on ,1a n nary 10, 101, In the chapel of the conent of the Sacred Heart, where she was educated. The Due Czes is the premium duke of France, the creation of his title dating back to 1505. i:nie Cut on. Although an alarm was sent out w ith reasonable promptness, the whole wooden structure was blazing before the firemen could approach the ia r.aar, the roof and almost the whole building collapsed, falling upon the unfortunate people, many of whom are supposed to have previously succumbed to the stilling smoke. In spite of the efforts of the firemen some time elapsed before the charred bodies could be pulled from the smoking and burn ing mass of debris covering the sjot which but a short time before had been the scene of so much gayety. The pre fect, M. lupine, was one of the first of ficials to reach the scene, and he di rected the operations for the recov ery of the bodies nnd distributed the injured among the various houses of the vicinity. Dcntlia .May II on oh ITOO. In the meanwhile the pumps played on the burning ruins. As the work progressed and the inquiries became more numerous and pressing it was neen that the death rate would be much higher than at first estimated. The (olicc officials say they believe it to e certain that the number of deaths would exceed 200, recalling the terrible fire at the Opera Comique. One hundred corpses have been laid out in the Palais de L'lndustrie. It is believed that another hundred arc be neath the ruins. The dead were piled in heaps, and es pecially near the exit, where the charred remains were five feet deep. In nme cases only the trunks remained, with no vestige of clothing. Among the injured are Duchess De La Torre, Princess Kotclionbuy, Vis comtcsse D'Avenel and Mesdames Moreau, DuProuil, Malc.ius, Fugeno, Cl.allemel, llecaimer and St. Didier. The missing who nre supposed to be dead include (Jen. Meunier, Marchion ess De Gallifct, Duchess D'Alencon, Countesses De, Mini nnd St. Perier, Mar chioness De Floras, Viscountess Hunol llolstcin, Parones Mackan, wife of the lender of the proratists in the chamber of deputies, and Mine. Moraunelamon, her son and four daughtct 8. Many ned. About 30 were saved by Fere Am broise nnd Pere P.ailly, who helped them over the wall with a ladder to the printing room of the newspaper LeCroix. The stalT of the Hotel Du Pulals lent valuable assistance, and saved 150 persons through a barred win dow overlooking the bazar, where, while the hotel employe were carrying owny the bars, they saw three persons burned to death. Policemen, their hands covered with ploves, have been deputed by the pre fect of police to pick out the portions of remains and to wrap them in pieces of cloth, to be transferred in ambulances to the Palais D'l Industrie. The re mains present a horrible spectacle of limbs burned and twisted. Cn all sides tan be seen stretchers piled with mu tilated corpses, skulls split open and brains exuding. The Duchess D'Aleeon, sister of the Austrinn empress, is among the injured. In the streets adjacent to the bazaar were long lines of sunipt nous equipages. Most of these return d empty; their owners were dead. The others were ern moving oil with occupants Injured In head or limb, in many cases with faces streaming with blood. The search In the debris continue! all night. The news sp'-ead like wildfire. All the cabinet ministers now in Paris went immediately to the scene. Hundreds jf cqulpagesstrcamed along the ("ha nips D'Flysecs. their occupants with anxious nnd tear-stained faces Inquiring for their relatives. There were many heai t rending scenes of grief nnd despair. One lady rushed about frantically call ing her daughter by name. Some one told her the girl was tafc, whereupon she jnnijved, danced, screamed, then rushed to thj coachmun to tell him to drive home and fell in a dead swoon. Another lady went Insane. A third Im agined in her frenzy that she recognized her daughter's dress, and hysterically called upon her husband to tell the olico to prevent the child from going to the bazaar. Cabinet ministers, am bassadors, noblemen end members' of the highest social and financial circles were side by side with the lowliest and the jMioreat, anxiously inquiring foi their missing relatives. Horrible Muhta. Words would fail to describe the hor ror of the scene nt the Palais De L'ln dustrie, where the bodies are exposed on the side next to the avenue Panton, in a portion of the building now in course of demolition. Here in a large room rudely coered with rough plauks, and on sheets spread over planks, the lodics as they arrive from the am bulances are being placed in three long rows. Here is exemplified death by fire with all its horrors, bodies com pletely nude, limbs twisted in the wri th ings of agony, some still having shreds of clothing which assist recognition in spite of hoiriblo disfigurement, bones visible through fire-eaten llesh, some merely skeletons or grinning skulls blackened with smoke. Twelve llodlea Identified. Only 12 bodies have been recognized with certainty. They ore the bodies of Mine. Heuriette llinihadal, Paronc&i FlizalH-'th St. Martin, Viscountess Marie Ponneval, Sister Guinoirx, the superior of the sisters of the convent of St. Vin cent de Paul utPalncy; Mm?, de Gran cy, Comtesse St. Perier, Comletse Miri mel, Comtesse IJroderville, M. Victor Cosselin, Sifter Leonie Guillaume, Mes damcs llaussmann and Schlumberger. One tin ml ret! mill llluhty Won ml oil. The wounded are now known to num ber at h ast ISO. Mine. Flores, wife of the Spanish consul, expired at the Hos pital Peaujon, where are several others injured. M. Faure has visited the hos pital and Palais dTndu&tric to pay his respect to the dead. WAR HERO GONE. Ad in I nil .Men do. Hot I rod. I'nmct Ann)' nt null I ii k ton. Washington, May 5. Admiral Meade (retired), United States navy, who has been ill at Washington for three weeks past, died at Dr. Johnston's private nuitarium. There were present Drs. IlHAIt ADMIRAL It. W. 5IEAPH Johnston and Wales, Mrs. Meade and Miss Patterson, at whose house Admiral Meade was taken sick with the grip which was afterward aggravated by appendicitis. An operation had to be performed, but from its effects the ad miral failed to rail. The funeral will Ik? held at Miss Pat terson's home, 1100 Vermont iivcnue, nnd the Interment with military honors will be at Arlington. Admiral Meade was one or t lie nest Known omcers or the modern navy, saw hard service be fore, during and after the civil war and served in all parts of the world on im portant naval and diplomatic missions. TAKE YOUR CHOICE. Conflict Inic Iteporta It run rd In if I)e- clnlon of Greek. Cabinet. Iondon, May 5. The Athens corre spondent of the Times says: The cab inet sat till daybreak (1 uesday) hear ing the reports of the ministers from the fron ami finally resohed to con tinue t lie war. The decision of the gov ernment is momentous, but it is difficult to say whether it Is absolutely final. London, May 5. The Athens corre spondent of the Daily Mail says the ministers of war and of the Interior have returned from Pharsalcs and made their report to the cabinet. It is un derstood that as the result of their in quiry the war will be discontinued. London, May 5. 1 he Athens corre spondent of the Daily Chronicle says that the foreign ministers have tendered the intervention of the powers to Greece, but the government has reserved its reply. A dispatch to the Dally Chron icle from Pharsalos, dated Monday, says It Is rumored In the Greek camp that peace will shortly be proclaimed. Pome, May 5. An Athens dispatch n.sserts that M. Pnlll, the Greek premier, nfter suggesting that Plccottl Gari baldi should enroll Greeks nmong the Italian volunteers, now requests him to suspend the enrollment of Italians, lead ing to the belief that secret negotiations to end the war are proceeding. London, May 5. A sjvecial dispatch received here from Arta says that a force of 0,000 G reeks, commanded by Col. Pulraetharis, while advancing on Pcnteplgadia, has been engaged by the Turks. A battle, according to this dis patch, is now in progress. TO SAVE THE LEVEES. nm of SiiOO.OOO ft Week ent Aenr Srvt Orleana I'i.oon Men nt Work. New Orleans, May 5. There are now ! ever 12,000 men ut work on the levers i south of J!ed river, putting them in con ! dition for the rise now coming down the (river. If the planters will give up all j plantation work and concentrate their ' entire force of laborers on the dikes ' they will escape, is the final warniii given oat by the state engineers. If ! they fail to do so and think Mieir crops more important the chances are in fa- for of crevasses ami no crop at nil. The expense of the work along the entire line outh of the Led river of raising the levees will be close to 5200,000 this wick. GRIEF IN PAULS. Mourning for tho Victims of Tues day's Awful FIro. Mnety-I'lve Itodlea Identified Mne tern O literal nreenled Hue he tl'Alencoii, i:nipre of Auatrlu'a Mater, Amoiiir tho Dead. Paris, May 6. A somber feeling per vades every class of society. The news papers without exception describe the disaster at the Grand JSuxar de Charite in the sober and simple terms bellttinjf so appalling an event. The catastrophe will always be remembered as one of tho inobt fearful that ever befell a Furopean city. Nothing comparable in loss of life has ever occurred here, except the lire which destroyed the Opera Comique in 1SS7. Singularly enough, that disaster happened in t lie same month of the year, and 80 persons were burned to death, while 45 were officially registered as missing. It is now estimated that there were about 1,200 persons in the building when the fire was discovered, about one-half of whom escaped unhurt. Some esti mates place the number of dead at 1 13, others at a still higher figure. Dr. Nachtel, who has directed the ambulance work, fays that the number of bodies found gives a very inade quate Idea of the number of victims, as dozens were burned completely to nslies. Vicounte Damns Identified his wlfp.'s body by a piece of hair cloth which she wore next her skin as a member of tho Third Order of St. Francis. Abbe Marbol says that ComtesFe Vil leneuvo returned to search for her two daughters, but failed to find them and perished herself. In aristocratic circles the numberless d'niier parties and other functions of a gayly opening season have been sudden ly abandoned. F. Fflure has received telegram' of condolence from Queen Victoria. Fm jteror Nicholas, Fmperor William, King Humbert and other sovereigns, all couched in terms of the deepest sym pathy. The amount of administrative negli gence surrounding the catastrophe is almost inconceivable. The structure was so combustible that many of the victims, if not most of them, mut have been burned alive, without suffocation. No sort of Inspection seems to have been made in advance by the municipal or po lice authorities or by the prefect of police. M. Lepine, the prefect of police, who is severely censured for lack of proper supervision of the preparatory arrangements, says in excuse that the patrons and patronesses of the bazar were reactionists and he feared, if he meddled with their programme, that they would say he was trying to sup press a Iloman Catholic enterprise. During the afternoon the bodies of Duchesse d'Alcncon end six others wero identified. Duchesse d'Alencon (not Alcrcon) was the sister of the empress of Austria pud sister of tho wife of Prince Fer dinand of Orleans. She was duchesse of Itavnria, and was lorn in IS 17 and married In 1SG3. Her daughter, Princess Louise, is married to Princ' Alphons of Havana, and her son, Prince Philippe, is the husband of Princess Ilenrietle of lielgium. The former queen of Naples is one of her sisters. The duchesse was n woman of great wealth and one of the most prominent ladies in France. The remains of the duchesse v. ere iden tified by her dentist, who examined tho teeth of n charred body which was be lieved to be hers. Among the lasi to escape from tho burning building was P.aronne De I?eu- ter, formerly Miss Peatrice Potter, of Philadelphia. Former United States Consul-Gen- eral S. 1'. Morss said: "It was sin gularly fortunate that there was only one American victim. That was indeed remarkable, because just now there is an unusually large number of Ameri cans in Paris. They are generous sup porters of such fetes ns the grand ba zar de charite, and, moreover, it gave them n favorable opportunity of get ting into close quarters with the aris tocracy and many of the celebrities of Paris." Mrs. Porges was the ot.Iy Amer ican victim. She was n Miss Weisweil- ler. Her daughter accompanied her to the bazar and escaped uninjured. Tho Porges family resides in Vienna. The scene on the Champa I'yJsce Is like that on popular fete days. The throngs are enormous nnd multitudes cf carriages arc driving about. From time to time n solemn hush falls upon the crowd, and every head is bared as the hearse passes by. At seven o'clock Wednesday evening the police officials announced that 01 corpses had been positively Identified. There nrc 19 ldies still unidentified, nmong which must be tho..? of Com tesse de Lupe nnd Mine. Nitot's second daughter, both of whom are missing. Viscountess Malezieiix Is now placrd nmong those officially Identified. M. Gose, the notary, on learning that his wife and two daughters were among the victims, was so prostrnted th.it his lifo is despaired of. M. (iirard, director of the Municipal laboratory, reports that the ether for the lamps used in the klnrmatogrnph set fire to the film, the (lames then ig niting the apparatus. Such theaters as nre open me nlmost empty and tho large cafes on the boule vards are practically deserted. Urn, .MIIom Prill. New York, May G.M.ij. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, U. S. A., and Gen. Horace A. Porter, United States ambassador to France, were passengers on board the American line steamer St. Paul, which s.'.iled Wednesday for Southampton. Gen. Miles is going abroad to observe tli military operations in the war be tween Greece and Turkey, and is no eonipanied by dipt. XI a us, of his f tad. Killed III Miter. Decatur, Mich., May f.. -Alonzo Smith accidentally shot and killed his 13-year-old sister at Wayland while handling ft 1,'uu supposed to be unloaded. SHORT OF VOTES. The Arbitration Trent r 1'ulli of lltttllieatlou hy tlie heimte. Vi'aihington, May C. The senate Wednesday by a vote of 43 to G re fused to ratify t he general arbitration treaty between the United States nnd Great Uritain negotiated by Secretary Olney nnd Sir Julian Pauneefote. The rules of the senate tequire a majority of two-thirds for the ratification of treaties. Hence four more affirmative votes would have been required to se cure a favorable result. The vote In de tail was ns follows: Yeas Allison, IJacon, Hurrovvs. Caffery, Clay, Cullom, Pnvls, Deboe, Fairbanks, Faulkner, Fo raker, Fry. Calllnger, Gear, Gray, Hale, llannn, Hawley, Hoar. I.tnJ say, Loilire, Melli !'!, MeKnery, McMillan, Mitchell, Morrill. Wilson, Pasco, Perkins, Piatt (Conn.), Piatt (N. Y.), l'rltchunl. Foster. Smith, Spooncr, Thurston, Turnte, Vest, Walthall. Warren, Wellington. Wet more, Wilson. Total. 43. Nays Paker, Pate, Uutlcr, Carter, Cock roll, Daniel, 1 tansbrou? h, Harris (Kan.), Harris (Tenn.). IleltftlJ, Jones (Ark.), Jones (New), Kyle, Martin, Mason, Mills, Morgan, Penrose, Petttj;rev, Pettus, Quay, Pawlins. Itoach, Shoun, Stewart, White. Total, A total of C9 votes was cast, leaving 111 senators who did not respond. The pairs, so far as obtainable, were as fol lows, two affirmative senators being paired with one negative senator in most instances: Chandler and Clark for, with Teller ngainst; Tillman and Turner for.w ith Chilton ngainst: Sewell nnd Knrle for, with Mantle against. Senator (Jeorge was paired for the treaty and Senator Perry ngainst It. Pairs were not announced for the fol lowing: Aldrlch, Cannon, Flkins, Gor man, Murphy, Wolcctt, Kenney nnd Allen. It was evident before the ballot was completed that the motion to ratify would be beaten. The absence of some senators unpaired w ho were considered favorable to arbitration was accepted as an unfavorable indication. The covert opposition to ratification was made very manifest after the vote was announced. Some senators who were recorded among the yens sjoke quite openly of objectionable features, con fessing that they had cast their votes in the nfiirmative in deference to public opinion. Senator Davis, chairman of the com mittee on foreign relations declined to express nn opinion for publication but talked freely with his friends. To them he attributed the defeat to the feeling of dissatisfaction at I'ngland's course in the struggle of the Greeks to liberate the island of Crete from Ottoman do minion and in the Armenian massacres and with the "evident" designs of Great Iiritain upon the Transvaal. At the con clusion of the proceedings, all of which were in executive session, the senate refused to authorize the publication of the details. ILLINOIS VETERANS. I'roifre ' the ii. A. II. I'iieinuiiiieii t ut tiiilraluirjf. Galcsburg, 111., May C The state G. A. 11. encampment Wednesday was opened with u reception to T. S. Clark son, Omaha national commander of O. A. II. At one o'clock the grand parade was formed, and, under direction of Capt. T. L. McGirr, of Galcsburg, chief marshal, marched over six miles of streets for hours. A sham battle on Knox college campus between com panies of Knox cadets and Sons of Vet erans followed. The first meeting of the G. A. If. w ns held in the afternoon. Department Commander Cochran pre sided and read his annual address. The report of the adjutant geneial, C. A. Partridge, showed S70 posts in the state, and a membership of i.'5.570. The total loss from death during the year was ooS. In charitable woik $12,(X)) was ex pended. Under the head of nomination of officers James O'Donnell, of Chicago, and A. L. SehimptT, of Peoria, were nom inated for department commander, and the election will take place to-day. II. P. Parnum, of Wauhegan, was elected jenior vice commander. The attendance of the department meeting of the Woman's Pelief corps was sullicient to fill the large audience room of the Prcfdiy tcrinn church. The president, Mrs. McAulay, gave her re port. The report of the junior vice commander showed that during the year $lC,sC().2r had been expended ln te Lef work. The ladies of the Grand Anuy of the Pepublic at their meeting heard some encouraging reports. The gain in membership for the year is 500, and $',450 have been expended in relief. Mrs. F. 15. Funk, of Lockport, was elected president of the Ladies' Aid so ciety. C. 11. Clark, of Pock ford, was elected commander of the Sons of Vet erans. VICTORY FOR GREEK ARMS. Klnir (ieorKo'n Troop liefent TurW Nt Velentliio ntul I'lui run In. Athens, May C. Ten thousand Turks nttacked theGreck position nt Vclestino. The til ing ceased nt four p. in. Wednes day, and it Is evident that the Greeks have met with great success. There has been great slaughter nt Pharsalos, where n battle is proceeding. Simul taneously with the attack at Velestlno, the Turks uttneked the Greek outposts at Tartnr, near Pharsalos. It is said both attacks were repulsed by the ('recks, (lin. Suialar.ski telepraphs: 'The brigade nt Velestlno was deluged with blood." Six divirdons of Turkish troops have marched forward to Pharsalos, and it Is understood that th jxirte has given Kdhcm Pasha a free hand. ('ilorel i:-l'renlier IIitiiKeil. ."vmierv ille, N. J., May rt. Jacob S. Johnson (colored, an ex preacher), was h.iiicd here. He died protesting his innocence. Thi conviction was a case of circumstantial evidence, Johnson be ing charged with murdering Annie iteckman, a woman w ho had lived in his hnuv nMl whose body was found on September 1C, ls'jj, hearing evidence of fctiangiil.ition. I) rot nril. Menominee, Mich., May 0. Peter Par lett, nu employe of the Menominee Liver Doom company f'ir 13 yearn, wut tl ro w r . c d a 1 1 U e t h i r d d a m. GREEK CABINET CRISIS. Tonslon of Publlo Fcolinff Oausoa Chonffo of Ministry, M. llalll, Opposition Leader, Im Klnc Ceorite's .er Premier Ills Pol icy A Greek Victory nt Velestlno. Athens, April 30. King George summoned M. Delyarnis, the premier, Thursday morning, and called upon him to tender his resignation. His majesty subsequently Intrusted the opposition leaders with the task of forming a new cabinet. The vt t'ublnet. Following is the official list of the new cabinet ministers: Premier and minititer of marine, M. llalli; minister of war, M. Tsamavos; minister of finance, M. Simopoulo; minister of ed ucation, M. Carapanos; minister of the Interior, M. Teotaokl. Demetrius KaM, the new premier and minister of ma rine, was the leader of the opposition. The public tension is much relieved by the change of ministers, and it Is now believed that all serious danger of in ternal disorders is removed. Italir Policy. London, April 30. The Daily Tele graph's correspondent at Athens had un interview with M. Kalll," during which the Greek statesman outlined his Iollcy. M. Palli said: "My policy will consist in the reorganization of the ami', whose recuperative resources are practically inexhaustible, and the rc establishnient of order, together w ith a satisfactory solution of our foreign re lations. We refuse to accept a mandate from the king or from the chamber. We must have an absolute free hand." Women niul Children Suffer. Pome, April 'M. A dispatch from Athens to the Message ro says that COO women and children died during the terrible retreat from Tyrnavos to La rissa. A gui:i:iv VICTOltY. Turku Defeated with Heavy l.o nt Veleatlno. Athens, May 1. A telegram just re reived here saya n great battle has been fought at Velestlno between n Turkish force of 8,000 and Gen. Smolensky's bri gade. The dispatch states that the Turks were repulsed with enormous losses. The Turks nt tucked Velestino Junc tion Tuesday night with four squad rons of cavalry nnd a battery of home nrtillery. The large force of Greeks there easily beat the Turks off, but not before they had displaced half u dozen rails nnd cut the telegraph wires. Tho latter w ere repaired, and on Wednesday the train service was resumed. Fight ing wos renewed Wednesday night, but withoutspecial results. Thursday night the Turks assembled in great force In the direction of Velestino, nnd, as it was suspected that they were also between this point and Trikhala, a general at tack w as believed to be imminent. Fight ing, however, occurred only in the vi cinity of Velestlno. The Turks made an attack h-fore dawn, but were successfully repulsed. Three times In the course of the morn ing was the attack repeated, each timo from a difierent direction, and each time the result was a repulse. Appar ently it was Intended that the attacks should be simultaneous, but this plan falicd, ow ing to the lack of proper or ganization. The Turks, however, pushed the attack w ith the utmost determina tion for six hours, and only abandoned the attempt to seize, the junction about noon. Itojnl I'm ni I lr Threatened. London, May 1. The Standard's con respondent at Athens says: As Crown Princess Sophia was returning from n visit to the ambulance hospital, she wns hissed nnd jeered by the crowd, which forced her to return to the hos pital. The royal carriage was then summoned and the princess drove to the palace at the top of the sjx'eil of the horses. The royal arms have been stripped from the carriage in order that the occupants may drive atout unrecognized, ami thus avoid similar experiences. As another indication of popular finding, I may point out that many of the tradesmen who have been wont to display the royal escutcheon in front of their shops have removed it. While a priest was offering prayers for King George and th royal family in one of the great churches Friday he was interrupted by protests from the con gregation. The ringleader was arrest cd, but the disorder was so great that many women fainted in terror. YiirUlNU Vlelorlea Reported. Athens, May 1. The report of Uie re treat in Lnirus is ecnfirni"d. The Greeks are abandonIngalliositlonsthey had occupied except Salagora. Phil lipiada Is among the places evacuated. Constantinople, May 1. The porta announces that the. heights command ing Nechest.'v and Craven-Sci ia, beyond Pcnteplgadia, Fptrus, have been occu pied by the Turkish troops. Constantinople, May 1. The Turkish government has issued the following announcement: Ldhem Pasha tele graphs that the first division occupied Trikhala on Wednesday. 1 wo hundred convicts were, released nnd armed on the previous day and 20,000 rifles were dirtributed among the Inhabitants by Ihe. Greeks, w ho also jx rmitted the pil lage of nims and ammunition. Tho Turkish commander ordered the arms to be restored under revere penalties llntik. t'nahler 1'lee. FJdorado, la.. May 3. II. H. Fspe, cashier of the Padcliff savings bank, has Ixmmi discovered to be a defaulter to a large, amount. He ha.s (led, leav Ing many creditors and deserting a family of unall children. His wife Is in the insane asylum. Skonrl llnnk Cloned, Jefferson City, Mo., May 4. On ire ommcfrdation of the ft.lte bank exam luer Secretary of State Ixscuer hna closed the llnnk of Linn Creek, pend ing the appointment of a receiver. It U a private bink nnd has a capital of $7,000, NOT YET WHIPPED. the Voice of Greece Apparently Mill for VI nr. London. Mav 4. The chief ioints of Interest In the situation are: First, that the decision of the ministers who have returned from the Greek frontier seems to be In favor of a continuance of the war, and, second, that fighting con tinued almost incessantly at elcstino from last Tuesday until Sunday, with the result that Gen. Smolensk! has been prevented from uctually assuming his new duties as chief of staff. As a fur ther result, theGreeksnt Velestlno have managed to retain their positions, but they ore too much fatigued to follow up their success. Altogether 14 officers have been recalled from Crete to be sent on to Thessaly, and this also is a proof of the intention of the new cabinet to continue the war. Tim movement Is actuated by necessity. All the best offi cers are being sent to the front, nor Is there nny intention yet displayed to evacuate Crete Paris. Mav 4. An Athens dispatch to the Figaro asserts that King George is suffering from eardiacal spasms and that his tiiivtlclnn insists that a charge of air to the island of Milo or to the is land of Syra Is necessary. Athens. Mav 4. The Greek govern ment has recalled Col. Vasos from Crete. lie will Ih replaced in command of tho Greek forces in the island by Col. Staikos. REED UPHELD. llouae Ilef naea to Order Appointment of Committee. Washington, May 4. "The issue was made," as Speaker Peed put it in the house Monday, ou the speaker's policy of postponing" the appointment of com mittees. Mr. Siniikson (pop., Kan.) brought it on by nnother nttack upon the sneaker which moved Mr. lt.eeu to challenge him to propose a resolution instructing the speaker to appoint the committees. The Kansnn evaded this challenge, but Mr. Lewis, a new demo cratic member from Washington, took up the gauntlet which the speaker had thrown down nnd moved the adoption of a resolution of the tenor suggested by Mr. Peed. Then Mr. Fleming (deni.. La.) offered a substitute embodying tho instructions in different terms and Mr. Dingley, the republican leader, to make the issue plain, as he said, pre sented another substitute directing the rpenker to appoint the committees "Im mediately." When the vote was taken on the proposition the speaker w ns sus tained by practically the solid vote of his iiarty. assisted by 33 democrats un der the leadership of Mr. Pailey. The resolution was defeated, yeas, nays. 124. MILES MAY GO. Prenldent Grunt' Permlatilon for lll Trip Abroad. Washington. April 30. Gen. Miles has received the formal assent of the president to his projected trip to Tur key and Greece. The order reads: "The president grants you permission to proceed ns soon as practicable to the seat of war In the Levant, and, If authority increror oe Krameu o you vy me re ppectlvo Rovernments concerned, to visit the Turkish and Greek armies, or toth. as In your Judgment may lo desirable. Thj president rurtner grants you amnoruy while In Europe to visit such other coun tries ns may In your opinion offer tho best opportunities for military observation and at such times us you may deem most ex pedient." Gen. Miles will be gone two or three months, ns in addition to making a per sonal study of the military features of the contest between the Turks and the Greeks, he proposes to Inspect the mili tary establishments of the, principal Kuropean powers, Germany, Franco und Fngland. and possibly Pussia PlttahnrKh'a 11 1 w Fire. Pittsburgh, Fa., May 4. One fireman is dead aud four others are hurt as a re sult of Monday morning's fire, nnd tho losses aggregate $1,700,000. Fifteen hundred persons nro throw n out of em ployment. It is the worst conllngration Pittsburgh has had since sincethemem orable railroad riots of 1S77. The dead fireman is George Acheson. His lody was found under the debris of the Citi zens' Traction railway shed. The great wholesale grocery establishment of Thomas C. Jenkins and the mammoth retail store of Joseph Home & Co. nre In ruins. The burned section extends from Fifth street to Cecil nlley on Pennsylvania avenue, nnd from Cecil alley to Fifth street on Liberty street, covering an area of several acres. Six NegroeM Lynched. Houston, Tex., May 1. For the mm drr of an old man In his dotage, ;V child in Its nonage and a woman in the: first (lush of young womanhood; the. ravishment of two girls, the burn ing of the homo of their victims, two of tho bodies being consumed in tho flames, six young negroes were on Thursday night sent to their doom by the hands of an Infuriated mob of ne groes, the victims also being negroes, at Sunnj-side, Walter count. Hank Koapfnili, Nashua, N. II., April :;(). The New Hampshire Panklog company suspend ed Thursday afternoon. Solomon Snahlintr. father of Charles W. Snnhl- liig.of the broken Globe savings bank of Chicago, is president of the institution.' For the past four years the bank has gradually been losing depositors, nnd for more than a year past has refused to honor withdrawals to a larger umount than $25 a month. fale of n Kallvrnr. Denver, Col., May 4. A special to vCjj Republican from Albuquerque, N, M., savs: The Atlantic v. Pacific Pailvvny conipany w as sold nt Gallup, this coun ty, for $12,000,000. The only bidder wns Aldaec r. Walker, chairman of the board of directors of the Atchison, To pcki it Santa Fe railway. Hie Public Debt. Wa-'hington, May 2. The monthly abatement of the public debt shrws that nt the close, of busirs April 33 thn debt, lc-.-4cash in the treasury, amount ed to $!'j?,S 11.1.12, a decrmx for th month of $3,719,003.