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I OMAHA : DAILY BEE. ESTABLISHED JUiNK 1J ) , 1871. OMAHA , MONDAY APJUL If ) , 185)7. ) COPY FIVE CEXTS. BATTLE IN EARNEST Tirat Bloody light of the War Occurs on Turkish Soil , G1EEK8 CROSS Till FRONTIER AT KARYA Etcatly and Persietont Firing is Kept Up the Whole Day Long. MANY SDLD1ER3 ARE KILLED 0,1 WOUNDED Turks leave Their Dead Lying on the Picld of Battle. GENERAL ADVANCE OF SULTAN'S ' FORCES Trooim Art- leaner for n ( Ji-iirrnl IJn- uanrciiirnt mill a Ci-fiit llalde IN i\iu'li'il ; lo IK1'ouulil \ t.'rj Soon. ( Cup ) right. H97 , by the Ansoclated Press. ) I3LAS30NA ( hcadquiiitcra of Ihe Turkish army In Macedonia ) , April 17 , 10 p. m. ( De layed In transmission. ) The cot respondent of Iho Associated Prais has Just iclurncd from Knrya , on the Greek frontier , north of Tyrnavoi , aud three hours' ride fiom bete. A fierce battle between the Tut Us and Greeks is now taglng nt Karya. The fight ing has been in progress all day. The corrosiKUtdent left the Tuikish head quarters here on horseback Ibis morning and at rived at Karya lhr ° o hours later. The battle was then proceeding , and the corre spondent was enabled to watch Ihe lighting fiom a point near the tent of Hamdl Pasha , who Is In command of the Sixth army corps , the Turkish force there engaged. Hamdl Pasha , stiroumlod by hfs btaff , was watching the movements of the opposition forces The ( ombatants were posted on the faces of two lulls oveilooking a f.mall valley , at a distance of about a mile. GIU3KKS TO Tlin ATTACK. It appeared that iho Greek force , . which was evidently composed of regular troops of Giecco , crossed the frontlir .tl S o'clook yesterday evening and advanced upon the valley referred to at an early hour this morning. The fireekn , later , were engaged by four battalions of Turkish Infantiy , and a'ter some sharp fighting were driven batk toward the frontier. The Gieck force , however - over , then look up a position on the creU of several hills , and the combat was tusumed at 10 o'clock/ Among the invadeis are considerable num bers of Sicilian volunlcers. At inlervnls of about two hours Iho Greeks rincvved their attack upon theTu'klsh posi tion. The Tmk remained calm and stood on the defensive , though suffoiln , ; consider able loss. The number of killed .nud wounded among the Turks could not be -certuned ! at that time , but the correspondent saw forty-eight Turkish wounded btought to the rear , with Ihe bodies of fixe Tuikish oflicers. Only the wounded Tiuks and tlio bodies of Ihe olllcors vvuo being brought fiom theftont to the- field hospitals , hence the number of men killed could not be learned. The dead vvcro left where they fell. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon , when Ihe cortcspondcnt left Karya , more Tuikish wounded vvoie being can led Into camp. HOLD THCIIc POSITION. The Greeks appeared to be contenllng themselves with occupying the position which Ibe/ had taken upon the crest of the hills and tmilntululng a heavy lite fiom It without advancing , but at the snmo tlni" preventing the Turkish troops front cross ing the frontier. The TurKc tcturned the fire of the Gtceku with persistent spirit. \Vhllo the correspondent of the Associated press wus at Karya , Hamdl Pasha , the Tuikish commander , received a dispatch from IMhem P.ibha , the Turkish com- mander-ln-chlef , saying that a general ad vance of thu Turkish forces had been ordctcd for tomorrow , vvnr between Greece and Tut key having been declared This news wild lecclvod by thu Tuikn with cnthusl aslle sliouls , "Long live wai. " At Iho sumo time Unit Hiimdl Pasha re ceived the news of tlie dechuallon of war ho received news of n firidi attack by a Gieck force III the direction of Kleulliochorl , to Iho north and left of Kaikos. Dining Iho corirbpondent'8 leluin Journey- here , ho heard fin ther filing , both rlllo nnd nrtllltiy This was after nightfall , though a full moon was shining F.dlicm Pasha at tills hour Is holding a council of war nnd II Is expected thai a gunt buttle will bo fought tomoirow The Tiiililbli Hoops me eager foi a geneial cm- gagemtnt. The weather conllnuca very cold. TIlHin : 1)\YS' FIGHTING. RISONA , April 18Iho Gicoks. from all Ihelr positions lit tinKarya dlmlct , began the advance lownrd the ftonller at 7 nYlock on Fildiiy evening FlRhllng lasted o.l llmt nlghl and extended on Saturday to wltnlii ten miles of the fioutlcr It Is estimated that 15,000 Gieeks weto engaged. Iho baltlo Kintlnued with gieat vigor throughout Fildiy night and Saturday , when altogether 00,000 were engaged. On Sunday moiulng the tiring was concen trated toward the southeast of Mllouni About noon Hi inlay the Gieeks began to glvo w iy , afler Iho hottest lighting of the ongge- : | mnnt. The TuiKs advanced only a little be- yon J the ft antler Into Greek teultory. Con sidering the rapidity of the firing and the Ktoat e\i > < 'iiilttie ) of ammunition tlio number killed is comparatively small , probably under 200 Altogeltor the behavior of thu Tuikish troops was hctltr than that of the Gicoks. Tliolr otflceiH remained coal nnd collected. Iho In Ing still continues , but It Is expected to cease at nightfall as the ( loops have been engaged for thirty hours without food or fcleep. It in said that several hands have entered iV.aii'dor.lt. Thoie is no olllclal news yet na to ihu iepcrU'd apluieof _ Mciiexa. KHONTlliK WAS TonllU" I'liNlin liiroi-iiicil thr I iivojn Thill ( ireiiullnil Oiri-uiU-il. CONSTANTINOI'Liprll IS. Tew nit 3'-uha , Iliu Tl.rkUh minister of foreign nffalrs , vltllrd the foreign envoys yesterday and In torn.oil them that the Turkish frontier had been crossed on Friday night by fresh li.ui'V of Greek * , ainuitg whom were a num ber of Greek regulars. It was this news which led to the calling of a council of nilu- 1-teii ) and pteclpitatcd thu decision to an nounce that war hud hiokeit out between Greece and Turkey. The Greek mlnlaler here , Prlnco Mavrocordato , wus at the same limit notified of the iiipturo of diplomatic- relations between Turkey aud Greece , His passports will bo handed to him and ho J will leave Constantinople. At the tame tlnio , the archives of the Greek legation will be removed , lu addition , all the Greek mer- ehanta In Turkey were Informed that they were given a furtiiight'b notlct * to leave the Ottoman empire , Iti-ijnli-iii fur M , Trli-ouiilH , ATHKNS , April IS , \ Kttat congregation crowded Iho dihedral today , when the requiem was SIIUK for the late. M , Tdco.ipls , The Crown Princess Sophia still remains at Larlssa. I'oivrr * Arc \ < iIIU- or thu War , Jr HHUS3HL8 , April 18 , The IndvpemU-nco ! ) CRO | today announces that Turkey has oir.clally declared war against Greece , aud tbat a notification to tbli effect wai cent lo the powcu tula i , VY AM. run ntMI : os TIUTI IIKS ( ir - < -l < M Pool ( Jlnil Tliul HIP Trtinlon of lln I'nxl 1 > \VI-I-UM In O i-r. ( fVpjrlRht. HO ? lij HIP AforltitPil I'res < ) ATHHNS. April 18 II a in The Tuikleh batteries at I'rcvesa , on the northern shore of the entrai.ce of the gulf of Artn where , according to the treaty of Ilcrlln , the Turks had no r'ght ' to erect fortlflcatlors , flrcd on and sank a Greek steamer , the Macedonia , this morning , while she was attempting to iravo tha gulf of Ambrnc'la. The crow of the steamer was eavcd by boats from the shore , but the captain of the Macedonia wen severely wouided Upon receipt of this newn , the Greek government sent ordets to the Greek met in the gulf of Ambracla to bomlnrl Prrvtna Consequently thn bom- birdmcnt of Provesa commenced at G o'clock this morning and continues as this dispatch Is sent. Prevcsa. which Is In Hplruo and eighteen inllc-j fiom Arta , Is strongly forti fied. fied.The Turkish mlnlstct hcic , Asslm Hey , has asked for his passports ; they have been Ininlrd hint and he has left Athens for Con- htanllnople. The German mlnlstet at Athena , Huron von Plcspon , has undertjkcn to pro tect Turkish lntere lB In Gieece during the si-veraucp of diplomatic relation * between the two countries. The Greek minister at Constantli.cple , Prince Mavrocoidato , has been recalled. Throughout the day there were scenes of ex- trtioidlnaty excitement here. The streets were crowded with people eagerly dlscii'slng the oulbr .ik of war and Iho probable outcome Tlio general feeling was ono of satisfaction at tlif ullef from the Irritating tciNlon of the past few weeks , which had giadually become almost unendurable and which Is ended at last by overt acts , It Is contended hJie. on the- part ot Tutkcy The Greeks hold that there vvaii an attempt upon the pni I of the- Turkish forces to occupy a utrat- eglc position near Mount Aualypsls. not far from Neeros In the neutial rone- , which led to the ei counter on Friday between the Gieeks and the Turks Thin. It Is added , was lined at Constantinople as a reason for order ing IMhc-m Pa ha , the Turkish commandcr- In-chlef , to r.fnnme the offensive and led to the rupture of diplomatic relations between the ( .onnttlcM. The so-called outrage of Pre vcsa , this ircrnlng. when the Turkish bat- I teries there r.ank the Gieek steamer Mace donia further Justified Greece , In the minds of the Athenians , In waging war to the death against Turkey Tim Greek government thcicfore , Is waimly conimcndnd for recalling the Greek minister at Constantinople nnd not waiting according to Ihe Greek veislon , until Prince Mavroccrdato v.rs handed his pa spoits It Is btate-d In some quarters thil Asslra Hey , the Turkish minister to Greece did not wall for his preeports to be handed to him but , ho boon as ho leeched the Mini of. 5 00 ( francs telegraphed to him from Constanti nople , thrcugh the Athenian bank , for tr.-u ollng expenses , clc. , he hastily left this city. Little news of a reliable nature has been receive * ! here or Is allowed to le-ak out regard Ing what has icnlly tranpplred on Ihe fron tier. tier.U U Is known , however , that the whole fron tier ot Thesfaly has been blaring with mur- dcrcus firing since curly thl morning , am that the Greeks have inptured a fortlflai position nt llenexe , In Macedonia. Accoidlng to the general understanding IITO the Turkish plan of campaign Is a conceutiatlon of the Tmks near tbo Im portant Greek frontier town of Tyrnavps with a view of forcing the mountain passes leading toward Larlssa One rdport , which Is generally credited , has It that IMhem I'asl a , at the head of 12OflO men , has al ready begun this movomcnt , and rumors In this respect are flowing , the substance of them being that the tiattle which ls ex pected to be foughl al or near Tyrnavos has already connnuniod. The Greek plan of campaign , so far as It is mdcrblood by the Athenians , Is found In the defence of Larlssa , In the first Instance , an atlack upon that place having been an ticipated and prepared for by occupying ami taking every possible advantage of all strategic polntc. The lountry thc-ie ; Is ad mirably suited for defence , nnd , while this deft use Is undertaken , the Gtcek fleet Is icllcd upon to destroy the coast ports of Kplrus and Macedonia. The Greek belief In ultimate cueccss IE based on the expecta tion of a universal thine of the Muceclon- Inns , and Epliotes , ho soon as the Greeks succeed In winning a brilliant victory any- wheic over the Turks ( .itircr. : MM > S nr.itctii : > fr\Nci : . Ili-lj niiiilxIIIIOIIIUMK ( o li > KlNlaurc Thai \ AaiIH D.-clar.-i ] . ATHENS , April 18 A special sitting of the legislative assembly was held this even ing. The public galleries were crowded Amid Intersp excitement M. Delyannls , the premierarncunccd that the Turkish govern ment had today notified Giccce of the rup ture of diplomatic iclatlont on Iho ground of Ihe aggressive altitude of the Greek govern ment. In a cool , but deliberate speech , he rovlevved the letent events , lo show , on Iho contrary , that Turkey had been the aggressor ser : Unit he ] troops had attacked the Greeks and attempted to occupy neutral positions , and that her batteries at I'revesu had sunk the Greek ( ship Macedonia "Turkey , " said \1 Delyannla , "declares war agal-st us.Ve accept It " This statement was received with pro- longc-d cheers fiom the galleries and Iho floor of Hie Chamber. The ptemlcr then read dispatches reciting the events which had happened on tbo frontier , and , with refer ence to the reported capture bf Mone\a , ho said tint the batteries at that Important posltlin had been biotight Into action , but ho know nothing as to lf alleged capture. Ho added thai Iho Tuiks , afler lepealed at tempts to foteo a passage at Revonl , which commands the road to Lailnsa , had been driven back , The leader of the opposition , amid re newed cheers , front all parts of the Chamber and front Ihe galleiles , eloquently endorsed the patriotic declat atlon of M. Delyannls. The government addrcst-cd a note to Assim Hey , expressing mupiisc at the allegation * contained in his note to .M Skouct , and point ing out facts piovlng that Tut key Is the ag- giessor TIe : government disclaims all IP- bpo'islbllity for any eveuta that may now occur. Tito Mettopolltan of Athens has oiderod pi ay cia In all the churches for the success of tlm Greek arm ? . _ GIVIJ > TWO \VI3I2KS TO CO Creel ; * In TurKf > - and TIM-UK In lircecv * Invlleil to < ii- ( Out , AMI DNS , Aptll IS Afslm Hey has handed to M SKoiucs , the Gicck minister of foreign affairs , the following uoto. "In consequence of the aggrefBlvo attitude of Gieecc , diplomatic relations between thr- king of the Hellenes and his Imperial ma- Ji | v , the sultan of Tut key , and their re spective governmentf , ore hereby broken off. "The Greek minister nt Constantinople and Iho Greek consult ! bavo been ordered to quit Tuikish tenltory. For the tame rea son the Tutklfti consuls In Greece have bien recalled to Constantinople.Vlthln a fort night from the date of this anouncement all Greek subjects must Icavo Tinklsh territory. Ottoman subjects now on Greek territory Imvo been Invited to leave It within the name period. " CONSTATINOPLi : , April 18 The- Porto has handed his pacn ; > oil to Prime Muvro- cordato , Iho Greek minis' tt lo Turkey , to gether with a note announcing the bteaklng off of diplomatic relations between the two goteriintents , and the recall of Asslm Hey and the Turkish consuls , It Invitee Prince. Mavrocordatu nnd all Gieek consuls on Turk ish territory to quit the confines of the em pire. giving the Greek subjects fifteen days' notice. Pilnee Mavroeordato will leave on Tuceduy by tlio Austrian mall boat Turku ( 'aiilurt- die l. CONSTANTINOPLB , April IS. The Porto has received a di.-ipatc.li from Kdhem I'aslm , the Turkish couintauder-ln-chlcf at Elas- sonu , dated Saturday , saying that In consequence quence of au Invasion of Turkish territory by the Gr-cke his lrooi < s have beized the heights ot Puma * atul Velschko. The fourth division from Klaesona. under Halda Pasta , anJ a full brlgidt uuder Kam IMslia , have en , tt-red Greek : tetrjtory , TURKS SEEM TO HAVE GAINED Results of the First Conflict * Ara a Little Indecisive. EDHEM PASHA PLANS TO ATTACK LARI3SA Mine on Ni-n-roM 11 1-Vlnt to Ilrniv At tention front .Mllotint Illiu'k- llOIIMCK III till * I'llNM CIlllllKI * lliiniln I'dtir Tliiu-n , LONDON , April 13. Tlio Hlaasona corre spondent of the Times says : The p.altlon of affairs scents to be that the Turkish move on Nczcros Is n fe.ut to draw attention from Mllouul , wher" It Is evident IMhem Pasha | Intendo to advance In force on Larlssa. This i attempt will lead to Ecvero fighting. The ic3ulta of c\cn Saturday's fighting arc In decisive. Accounts of It are biased , accord ing as they cornc from Gre ° k or Turkish sources. It appears , however , pretty ccr tain that the Turks had the advantage. Thr OreeKs vvero partially successful In their movement at Karya , which was almd at cutting of ! the Turkish communications with Salonlca , where the Greek licet Is expected nlinoct Immediately. There Is no ne\va yet of land fighting Horn Uplrtis , as the raiders I failed to hold , Kranla IMhem Paalm is still In communlcatlun with Janlna , but the Greek I lo'cea In Kplrus are believed to be superior ' to the Turkish. | The Times correspondent at Klotaonu further - ' ther says : "I visited the hospital toda/ ; | ( Sunday ) and found all admirably conducted 1 Hut the ecsne was mot distressing , the | wounded screaming In their agony and fever ishly leirlng th" bedding In their delirium. "In Saturday' bill fighting the Turks had j the advantage. They were Judiciously ambushed - ! bushed behind the rocks and from their sheltered positions maintained an Incessant fire. fire.Today's Today's ( Sunday's ) fighting at Mllounl pass took place around three outlj Ing block houses , which were captured , retaken , cap tured again , and again retaken. The Greek positions suffered severely from the t > plcndlt shrapnel practice of the Turkish batteries at a lange of 3,800 meters. Columns ol smoke could be seen rising In every direction from the Greek positions , caused by the Turkish shell fire The Greeks defended with the greatest courage , but were not able to island ngalniit the slow but steady ad vance of the Turks. As evening came on three of the Greek outworks surrendered anil askctl the Turks to cease the shell fire. The latter now hold the advanced line. ex cept at ono spot. The principle lighting done by the Turkish Infantry was at Skumba and Duniciile , to the right of the pass. ii Y'l-rmiY is nnsTiiovnn. Cri-i-l.N lloiulinril Sl.afldlKI mill Cai- turif II til Five HOIIPH. ATHENS , April 18. The Greek commander at Actlum , opposite Prevcsa , telegraphs that the Greek steamer Macedonia , which was fired upon this morning by the Turkish bat- lei Ics while leaving the Gulf of Ambracla , did not sink in deep water , but WHS able to run ashore near Iho entrance- the gulf. It appears that the bombardment of I're vesa cnly began at 11 30 a. m , whereas the Turkish forces there opened a hot fire upon Actlum at G 30 a m. A column wcu formed nt the telegraph station , but the building was converted into a fort and was garrisoned by 500 men. The Turkish fire completely de stroyed It , several of the garrison being killed ajul wounded , although the Turkish aim was often wild. The Greek commander requested Instruc tions by telegraph , and Ihe minister of war ordered him lo bombard Provesa Im mediately. - At 10 o'clock n. rn. the Shafldlkl fort fired a few shots on a Greek gunboat , which re plied , effectually silencing the Turkish bat- lery. At 11 o'clock Ihe Greeks began to attack the Ttirkioh forts outside the entrance of the gulf , partly to divert the enemy's at tention and partly In order to prevent the massacre of the Greeks at Prevesa. The Greek Ironclad Spctzal has arrived to assist In bombarding Prevrsa and the gun boats continue to bombard from inside the gulf. According to the latent telegrams from Acllum , 2,000 Greeks have crossed the gulf of Arta from Vonltza lo Salagora and are now marching on Prevcsa. Various reporls arc curt cut as to the landing of the Insur gent bands on the Chalkls peninsula. Hugles are sounding In various quarters of thu city. Soldiers are hastening to their barracks and bodies of troops , hastily equipped , are being dispatched to the front amid enthusiastic ovations from the crowds thai fill the streets. Numerous conferences have taken place today between the king and Ihe cabinet , and , as a result of them. Iho two last classes of 1SOO reserves have been called out. A telegram Just received from Actlum states that the Greek flotilla In the gulf of Ambracla Is now ( I p , m ) successfully bombarding the Skafldlkl batlery. Four guuboals are altacklng Salagora , The firing opened at long tange about 2 30 p. m. The fiist shot was sent by the Greek war bhlp Hasllliis Goorplos , the cruiser Natiarchos Mlaulls taking up the fire. The Hamldleh and Pantokaloros balleries relurncd the fire , but their practice was not good. At 3 25 p m. a shell from the Nauarchos Mlaulls fell fairly In the Hnmldleh battery. 9 p. in A dispatch Just received here says that the Sknfidlkl batteries , which were atlackcd by the Greek war ships sboitly before 3 o'clock this aflernoon , have been completely desltoyed. The Greek battery at Kefallpanaghla co-operated effectively with the flotilla In the bombardment. A telegram from Trlkhuln , bent at 8 o'clock this evening , says that the Gicck brigade defending Hcveln , has advanced Into Damazl plain and occupied Vlglia which commands the plain , after capturing the Turkish bat tery there. The Asty says the Greek troops have oc cupied Ihe. citadel at Preve.sa , and It Is be lieved the Turks ore bombarding VonlUn. All Ihe forts except one , which Is the slrougest. have been destroyed at Prevcsa by the bombardment of the Greek Meet. IFIIKS IIAVU TWO riio.Vl'lUlt 1'OhT.S. nrfH.K iioiii I : IT > iiiinw .NOW i\ci-iit A nit "nil 'I lion ill. LONDON , April 18. A dispatch to the Dally Chronicle froln Athens , dated midnight , says the Giceka have captured Meneza after severe lighting The Turklih losses were very heavy , the Greek compaiatlvely light Pho cotretpondent adds "Tho Greek Meet las destroyed half the fortresses at Pruvcm and silenced the guns I am assured that the bombarding will bo continued tomorrow ( Monday ) morning. The latest news received here tonight Is that the Greeks have captured and held all the positions except Ana and Mllounl along the Thcssallan line. "I have had accew to an Important docu ment from a European capital showing that the powers have done nothing for oeveral weeks , because they have hoped that Greece would be either financially ruined or t > oundly beaten by Turkey. If Turkey gets Larlisa she will icuialu there until Greece evacuates Crete1. "It wan Germany that urged Turkey to declare war. " i ( iri-i-UM Miirrh 1111 < io > Miii. SALONIOA , April 18. Greek bands have landed at Klevetheropoll , west of Tayala , and are marching on Goysan. Their design la evidently to cut the railway line to Baonlca. | Turkish troops have been sent In pursuit , and there has been fighting , but tbo result la not known here. Aini-rtcaii Gnu * for , LONDON , April 18. A dispatch to the Standard from Constantinople- say that a battery of American machine guns of the latest pattern arrived there recently and was secretly couveytd to the Ylldlz Kiosk. where it hat been placed in position. rumen IIATTM : i.v'nmJotr\i IMS * . Turku Capture tlirJrroU 'lllt ' > Milinii r , lull ( ireolvi Go on I'luli'llne. ' FOOT OP M1LOUNI PASS1 ApVll 18 (10 ( a. m. ) A fierce bnftlo TARCX ! In the pass at N'llong. The Greeks , who entered and descended toward tbo , vallby , encoun tered four battalions Turkish troops , who drove them back npd at the point of the bayonet rescued thc force garrisoning the Turkish blockhouse. , hlch the Greeks had encircled before cntMlnR the pass. Ncshad Pasha , commanding the Fifth di vision , occupied Mount Harnla with a great farce , while Hnlrl Pasha , commcndlni ? the Sixth division , prepared to enter the Tehalshan pass , nnd Haldar Pasha , with the Fourth division , occupied the Mllounl pass. llcfore dawn Hdhcm Pasha rode out to direct the disposition of the divisions A general engagement ensuedij The buttle still continues alotiR the cctlre > > ass , over 20090 men being engaged The combat turned on the possession of the Gr ok blockhouse , which was most obstinately defended. Sev eral vigorous attacks were mndc by the Turks , but finally , about 3 o'clock , by a magnificent dash , they took the blockhouse at the point of thebayonet. . The Greeks are still defending their posi tions on the summit of the hill. At the pres ent moment four battalloils of Memlukh Pasha's division are advancing to the fron tier positions already taken , The Turks arc fighting like demons , the Turkish artillery doing splendid execution under ( ho command of Ulna Pasha The correspondent of the Associated Pits' ! says : "I regret to have tr announce the death of Haflz PaUha. at .Mllounl. The battle Is still undecided , but the Turku , without calling U ) > the reserves , have taken almost the whole pass. It Is Impossible to give de tails as to lofscs. I saw many group * ol wounded men , but they were mostly on the heights Ambulances Imvc been tent to bring them In. I cannot say wlic-tlur the Turks Intend to advance on Larlssa. " ATHENS. April IS 0 p in. In HIP flsut- Ing on the frontier the Turks have- occupied Aim nml Mllounl , but they have not suc ceeded In taking Katu The engagement at Mllounl pass was of the fiercest character and the losses were hciw on both Bide ? . The Greeks captured an entire battcrv from the Turks. Three Greek officers of hgh | rank were killed A large body of Greek troops Is now Inarching against Mcncese , and brisk filing Is going uu along the \\holo line as far west as Arta. TWO I'OWRIl.S IIACICIM. TI'HKIIV. Iiitllviitloiis 'I'll.-iI Himilii ) mill Ccrinmi ) I rirt-d DIM-IK ration ofVir. . LONDON , April IS The Athens conc- spomlent of the Times says : The key to the Milounl pass ( s Mcnexa , n position of the greatest Importance , wrere the Turks arc strongly entrenched. The latest news to night ( Sunday , 11 p. m. ) Is that the Turks btlU hold their ground at that point. All the volunteers of the foreign legion and a portion of the garrtsbu stinted for Vole today. It Is noted that the communica tion of Asslm Hey to M-Skouzen dees not specify the particular net of.aggression up.n which the Tutklah government p'-ofcsscs to rely. It Is now certain , however , that Kdhcm Pasha iccclved orders to attvnrtce to Lailssa 611 the 10th Inst. , but theie orders were cc-i- ctlcd thrc'o hours laten On the 15th Prince Mdvroconlato vvamed his government that the porte wao propar- In" to order an advance , without" pievlous declaration of war. It Is inferied from these factSj/ind / alleged In responsible quarters that two of the greit powcrs have urged Turkey to begin hostilities and the presence g ( Rus sian and German officers HvUh the Turkish troops is uittorly commenlcrl .on"in Athens' . " * * 9 TUHlvBY WAS A.NXIOri , ( KOIl PCACR. War WIIM Onlj Dri'lari'il Win1" Orcc MmIt ! .Vc'cM-HHar > . CONSTANTINOPLE , April is. An official communication to the newspapers btatcs that the Imperial government has spared no pains to preserve the peace , but thqt Greece , hav ing sent troops to Crete In defiance of thn wish of the- powers , and having begun hos- til.tlcs on the frontier , has compelled Tur key to defend her Integrity and to ictallate by an act of war. The minister of war has given explicit orders to Hdhera Pasha , In ac cordance with an imperial decree approving tha decision of the council and adopting the plan of operations formulted by the mili tary commission. The Irdde throws the en tire reflponslbillty for the war upon Greece. Bdl em Pasha Is authorized to taKe Imme diate action , defensive or offensive , In accordance cordance- with this plan and In the exercl-se of his bust Judgment. ( co.tsmmts THU < ; IIIJIK.S : iM-muoii. Crrmaii Olllorr Suj n They Itu > k In \riiitimi-ut null Stiiiitlim. CONSTANTINOPLE. April 18. The gen eral sent by Emperor William to Inspect the armies on the frontier has returned from ElasEona. Ho icports favorably as to the Turkish army , except in the matter of trans port service. The Greeks h e considers In ferior In aimament and less capable of btartd- ing fatlguo and exposure , In the event of complications In the Haitians he advlbes that Turkey should act on the defensive against Servia , Ilulgarla and Montenegro , but on the offcnslvu against Greece. An Irado lias been issued , authorising him to oontlnue his In spection , particularly In the commissary de- pat tment of the. Tuiklbh army. HISI'OSE'I'IOV ) ! ' TtmiUSIl THOOI'.S. Crrrl.Nrc > Iti-pollril from tinIIlHtrlct of Vloiinl ( ioiloninii. ELASSONA ( Headquarters of the Turkish Army in Macedonia ) , April 18 The Firot division of the troops Is at Dodmlk , the Second nt Elaesona , the. Fifth at Skompa and the Sixth at Kuryu ( or > Koskuy ) . The last two are engaged In defennlve opera tions. The Greeks who havn Invaded the district of Mount Godoman have been 'repulsed Ilat- tallons from the divisions at Aplum and Karahlfsar are arriving a' I niudt en route for Hoilnstn and Murdtlla , In order to reInforce - Inforco the troops In that district. Hllli- for Uv < ! > jMillo in Aria. AnTA , April 18. Thu mayor1 of Arta has distributed rllle-s to all male inhabitants of the town. The transfer of all publlc edicts and official records from rta'to Kemlpote Is now proceeding , Th/ town * Is almost de serted. At dispatch froiji Trlkhala ca > s that a sharp fusillade wab IfvarJ this morning be yond Koutra , which livnow pcetipled by the Qrecks A band of Insurgenta" has entered Macedonia and la newt advancing In the dl rectlon of Koniekcs , ( ircdi ClIllNllIu | < III1 f ISIllNNIIIIII. LONDON , April 18 , A tlUjpatch to the Times from Elassoua , nays that thu Greek consuls are leaving the town this evening under escort. There ( s no ne s1 as jet from Mctzovo , but from Sarkos to Kalaterlno all the troops are cngago'd except the reserves. HaH/ Pasha , who was killed at'Mllonl , served In the Crimean nar and the war of 1877. I.ONIThflr ( iiuilioiit. MONTE-VIDEO , April JR The Insurgents have succeeded In capturing a gunboat. Gen- cial Artlgas took her to 'Berate ' for the pur pose , of embarking wjtti an expedition , but the Argentine official ) retained the vessel , ami will retain the gunboat until peace is restored , Orilt-rH < o Stop LAUISSA. April IJr-When the Crown Prince Constantine received news of the cap ture of the Turkish positions between Nczerca and Hapeanl be wired to the Greek commanders there to eton flghtlni ; imme diately , Humor Tliat Mrncin IN Caiiliirvil. COHFU , April 18. Furious lighting has been In progretg on the 'rontfer today near Arta , and It Is rumored that the Grecka tiavo taken Menexa by assault. RUSHING OVER THE LEVEES Water from tbo Misiisslppi Flooding More Valuable LantK RISING A FOOT AN HOUR AT TALLULAH Tlioii'.ninl I'frxiint \ \ lie Will \i-i-il llcllcf for the Nft < Tlilrtj ln > N II rule mi nt Cr nH - > ! Sii | > | illcM. Mls . , April IS At ( ! p. m. the liver was 51.8 feet , n fall of thrcf-tfiiths In the past twcntv-fotir hours , and a total of six-tenths since tLe crevasse at Illgri's lev co. The Hltuitlon In Madison Par'sh , I/i. , Is gro lng hourly worse. The flood of water going through the lllggs break In the levee Is fast covering the Ion lands and Is flooding Uayvldal and the greater part of the land In the southern portion of the parish. The water has reached Tallulsh , some eighteen miles west of Delta. The water had risen tevcn feet in Iho bayou nt Tallulah and was rising a foot an hour at nooli today. Delta la about depopulated , only cnoiish pcmons remaining to look after the houses. Many of them have two or three- feet of water In them The backwater is fast cov ering lands north of Delta , and at Young's point much land Is altoady covereJ. At Omega the floods are coming fast , llellcf boats are running to Davis Island and Kcl- logg'o section. Planters In Kntill and the no'th part of Madl on are placing their stock In reach of bo.tta on the rlvrr front , or at Btatloiid on the line of the VMcksburg & Shrcveport rallioad , eo they can ho moved In the event of another bleak In the tipper pot lion of the pansh , which Is now severely threatened The Mllllken's Ueud and Duckport levees ai both caving Iteports f-om Madison par is ! sLate that the water Ijegan rising In lirtishby baynu at Tallulah at 7 o'clock this morning and up to about 2 p m It had risen ? ov < u to el ht feet. About three miles below Tallu lah the water Is getting over the levees am is oveiflowing everything two miles below It will not be up on the higher lands ttntl tomorrow , as theio ib seven feet of btnk left In the bayou Rlchland , Lavns lieanl fron today and reports the water going all over everything , overflow Ing thr- Kings and ICela places , aUo the villages of Trinidad and Ash- vvcyjil , eight miles below Itlchland. The tele graph line Is dir.Mi some distance below inch- land and communication was shut off fron theio up to noon today. It IB now estimated that not less than $ .000 peisons will \\unt relief In this county for the next thh-ty d.iys at least. Lleulcnan Crowley of the United States army reporter hero from Washington by the jioon train , hav ing been detailed to duty here to purchase and dlstilbuto lellef He Las pone actively to woik and will purchase meal , meat and molasses for distribution through the gentle men named by the governor. John M. Coulton , one of the leading plant- tcrr. of Issaquena county , Is in th ? city end makes thu following statement "I have Just returned fiom Issaquena county. The present indications are that the oveiflow will break all forme" recordo as to duration anil destruction of property In the line of planta tion Improvements and lo > s of cattle , leaving Httlo pivispcct of planting a crop In 1S97. " ' InA K' lt : 'rs Ann VIHYvn.ic. . More llrrnkx MIIJ- Occur in ( lie Ic\c 'n lit An ; Hour. MEMPHIS , Tenn. , April IS. No more breaks arc reported In the Louisiana levee district tonight , although the embankments at Concordla and Ferrlday , In the noithern part of Concordla palish , aio repotted to bo very weak and a break may occur at any hour. The crevassp at Biggs is now a seething torrent , and the waters are spread ing rapidly about Madison parlbh. At Covv- pen the levees Is seeping badly , and al though a" superhuman effort Is being made to hold It , many e\peilenccd rivet men. arc of opinion that a break will occur sooner or later. The town of Vldalla Is In a very critical condition and many of the Inhabitants arc hastily packing their mo t valuable effects and are fleeing to Natchez. The wateri , from the Illggs crevasse aie expected to Inundate the town by Wednesday. At Natchez refugees continue to arrive In largo numbers , while live stock of every description Is coming Into the city In large droves Thousands of men line the lower levees tonight , watching every weak bfiot and hoping for the bebt. In the Mississippi delta the situation con tinues to slowly Improve. This has been a beautiful day throughout the overflowed sec tion and the waters are i reeding. Tito work of relief Is being systematically car ried on. The river at Memphis is still falling , a recession of one-tenth of a foot In the past twenty -four hours being reported by the weather bureau tonight. il IS HlblMi AT KANSAS CIT\ . SonicriiiiilllcK WiiHlivil Out of TlH'lr llotuoHlid NrMl I'ooil. KANSAS CITY , Apt 11 18. The flood In the Missouri river at this point It bteadlly In- creabliiK , the tise In twenty-four hours end ing tonight having been nearly six Inches. At dark the btago of the river was 2X5 feet , or a foot and a half above the danger line Though a largo oica of bottom lands Is under vsate.no serious damage has been done bo far A few poor families , numbeilng prob ably llfty persons , have been washed out of their homes and are in need of food , but their wants will probably be met tomorrow by the local authorities These families ate liv ing in tents or under hoard sheds that have been hastily fastened together. St. Joseph and Leavenworth teport a steady ilso In the river. At Leavenworth , while railroad tratllc Is badly crippled , the situa tion Is no worse , than on Saturday. AmiTlraii .VIIiilHli-r Will ( Iiini-il ( irc- i-luii Intrri'Ntx In Turin- ) . LONDON , April 18. A dispatch lo the Times from Constantinople bays that the Greek subjects thcio will probably remain under the protection of Mr. Terrell , the American minister. It U believed the hos tilities will break the deadlock and lead to an arrangement between Greece and Turkey. OAI.I-S o. > 1'owiJiis TO INTIU\IM : : . I'lirlH Ti'iniiH DfiiiuiiilH 'I'll a I ( lie ll\K I'1 ' .SIopiHMl lit Olli'f. PARIS , April 18. The Tempi calls upon the powcrs to Intervene by force of arum and stop Turkey nnd Greece from further fighting. _ i\oliniiK-c Will HimIII I't-rii. LIMA , April IS. In consequence of the decree - creo suspending the coinage of sols , ex change , now at 23 , will rise , It Is believed , to 24. The proposal of the Pacific Hualgaync company to least ; the Pacasmayo 'Molu ' has bt-sn accepted , _ _ Mot rnu'iitN of Oi'iMin WNHi'lN April IN. At New York Arrived New York , from Southampton ; Phoenicia , from HiimbutK ! Lu Champagne , from Havre ; Prince \Vli- helm IV , from Paramaribo ; 1'omer.mluii , from Glasgow. Sailed Ethiopia , for Gluu- gow. At Havre Arrived La Dretngne , from Ntw York. At Queonstown Sailed Umbrla , from Liverpool , for -Novv York , At Southampton Arrlvcd-Ohlo , front New York. At .Movlllo Arrived Parisian , from Port land and Halifax , for Liverpool , ( filled Anchorto , from Oloagovv , for New York. WHOM : viM > \ < : r.o Suffer Si'\ - IcrN Ilnr-.li UD ? , by 1'roM l'"H ' 1P Company ) HAVANA ( Via Key Wcst ll IS ( New- York Wet lit Cablegram SlMa Telegram ) Stories of starvation of flSWi villages of paclflcos arc now coming In from cve-ry prov ince. The rainy season has begun and the condition , of the people Is pitiable. General Wevlrr has directed that crops In thp mil itary rene of Sanctt Splrltue bo torn tip. Ho oidered them planted only a few weeks ago There la nothing else for the people to cat. General Weylcr formerly allowed the paclnoojj of Santa Clara to live outside but elo-'e to the forts ; now he orders them to desert their little farms nnd come In and statvo , leit the- soldiers nrln at the rebels , kill ih'tn. Thp death rate In SHKUI H growing alarm ingly. Ca es of yellnw fever are said to exist In several placesIn the Intel lor. There U no doubt tint n great epidemic of that d It CARD will scon sweep ovci the Island. The doctois hrro nay the existing conditions make It certain. General Weylrr's policy of con centration and starvation It a * created thise conditions. The United ? tatia may feel the effects If the fever gctnis go there In sugar to ho shipped. Iho wlthdiavv.il of soldiers from the In terim1 conilnucs. Many places have been deserted - sorted by the troops. Theie Is a small but steady teluin of healthy soldiers to Spain by every steamer. No moro milllnty opeiatlons are expected by tlie Insurgents , whose lime for activity hns now come tlnco weeks eirller than ex pected. Word has been received fiom Cas- tlllo'F camp , siylng tint the Insurgents' olll- rcrs have received outers lo keep their horses In good condition for extensive operations next month This Indicates that It Is Gomez's Intention to push the fighting with the beginning of the talny season. The Kpanlards cannot ) then get around the couu- trv and the Insuigents can take the offen sive. sive.Tho The Insmigents are very active now In Ha vana piovinco. They recently bickcd Verde Niiova and Colba del \gua , fortlllcd towns ci\ the Havana railroad They nUo whipped the Spaniards badly neatIlitano The steamer Ouanlguainlo has brought here many wounded from the light at Guane. In Plniii1 del Klo Latet a train brought a lot more who were shot In the fight at Campo , Florida , neat Havana. The insurgents report that they have lounded up In thp bwamps south of Ncii- \apn7 , in this ptovlnce herds of fat cattle , and that thev have a good supply of vcge- inblis. 'Ihey deny thai Colonel Cticivo was wounded. They bay tint General Gomez thinks thai the Insurgents are too active In this province and has inppated his oidcia that they avoid a fight when possible. Gcn- etal Weylcr remains In the Held In a com- fottablo house. In Santa data , paying at tention to the police odlclJlB for allowing gambling In the towns. He teems greatly shocked by his dlsiovciy of a fact which rvoiybody knew. .Meanwhile , Gcneia Gomez Is resting ptepaiatoiy to his tainy scnboii campaign THOMAS G. ALVORD , JH. iti\inv i - \\ni.i. t-\iui ) run Ciilinii Ijt-inlor HUH lloii-H | ot u I'uriloii " n * > iC > cliil l'u\or. HAVANA , April 18. The correspondent ol the Associated piess went to Cabanas fortrcts today and saw General Iluls Hlvcra and Colonel Bacallao. He found Illvera In a large , dry and well ventilated cell. At the moment of the v.slt the gcnetol was lying down , but ho had been able to leave his bed the day before. His wounds are healing rapidly , and he Is hoping to bo pardoned as a bpectal favor of the crown. Colonel Cacallno Is similarly situated and the two offlcets have a servant who attends them. They bavo comfortable beds and good meals sent In dally fiom a rcfctauiunt near by. Neither has any special complaint to make. Colonel Baialhiu als.o Is hoppful of a epcclal pardon. The correspondent today saw Ona Melton and Alfred Laboide of the Competitor's crew. They are doing well. lit Igadlcr General Moncadu has been promoted meted to be the cccond In command under the chief of staff of Captain General Weyler. Hilgadlcr Marato has been appointed chief of the Remedies brigade. Hoth will seivo under ! ho immediate orders of General Wcy lor. Clilnrxcrnij for fiitui. OTTAWA , Ont. , Api 11 18 Over COO Chlna- nun passed through hcie on their way from Iho Pacific coast to New York on their way o Cuba. .Mi'AMjsn cHNsuin rou nruoi'ic. CoiiiiilniiilN Thai Onlj Tuo PourlH Miiiirnoil for Doit andllniiircNH. . SAN rilANCISCO , CnK , April 1R- The steamer City of Peking at rived today from Hong Kong and Yokohama with the fol lowing Oticntal ndviecs It Is staled that Huu Citing Cheng , who has Just been relieved of MR post of mln- Ibtcr to Hitbsla , Germany and Austria , IB to be ptesldent of the proposed Husso-Chlnese railways In Manchuria. Ho Is to icsldc In St. Peteisburg and Iho vice president Is lo be a Russian Among the passongeis on the City of Po king wab Mln Sangho , who la cent by the Corcan government as n di legato to the conference of the International Pcstr.l union at Washington , The Japanese papers contain unfavorable critic-Ism of Kmopean governments for the failure of tno various coitttB to go Into Humming In honoi of the Into empress dowager of Japan. 'Die com IK of Spain and Ilclglum weie the only ones that extended this courtesy to Japan. It Is pointed out that the Imperial couit of Japan never fallH to go into mouinlng when a mem ber of a loyal family of another govern- * mem dlen and the Jupuncho cannot under stand why the highly clvlllred Euiopcan governments do not tcclprocato. riviiii > 'io .VI > IM\U ON TIIH .ST.U.IJ. TrillIleiiNoii \Vli > I'I-IIIITNN ( 'lilnin > llncUiMl Out nl Iho I.IIH ! MoiniMil. LONDON , April 18. A dlspitch to the Times from Paris eays Hut the nectot of the wlthdiawal of the Pilnccss Chlmny-Cara- man , formerly MHS | Ward of Detroit , from the Folk's Ile.rge.io , IB found In the fact that friends of the family hud if solved to place her rhlldien In the front room of the theater A crowd of Dclglan friends of I'rlnccgs Chlmay had arranged to come from Chailcrol. Ihey were to vlinultuneously raise the cry of "to the mad house. " 3omo of the llelglun friends of the prince proposed to provoke a duel with Hlgo , This challenge * the ihumpion of Pilnccba Chlmay ncul not of course have accepted Novel- tlii'liBS the tragic sldo of her adventure , the toi respondent of the Times concludes , may have been nearer than was generally supposed. Pinnt HAMOUKO. April 18 A fire , vvbleh IB es- Imatcd to have caused damage amounting to Ecvcrai million marks raged all night long at Harburg , lx miles fiom here , The Maine/ destroyed an oil factory and the vvarchouies of the Drlnckinan company and Krcidrichi Fieri and burned down the building * ) of llelu. eon & Uramniur , shippers llolicnlolie anil Iliiiiolaui Vl ll , PARIS , April IBPrince Hohcnlohe , the imperial chancellor , yesterday visited M llanotaux , French tnlnUtor for foreign nf- falrs , a long eonference resulting. M. Han- otaux r 'urned ( he vlilt of Prince Holun- oho In the afteinoon. Milin-iri- Ml .Sailor < ; m Mnil. PAHIS , April 18. Junu Tejada , one of the survivors of the wieck of the Vlllo de Bt , Nazalre , bag become a maniac at a result of exposure while making hit ctcape In a iiaall boat. AMERICANS ARE SAFE Will Bo Duly Protected in Both Greece ami Turkey. JOHN SHERMANtGIVES HIS WORD FOR IT War in the East Onuses This Country Little Concern , STRICT NEUTRALITY TO BE PRESERVED Turkish Minister Makes a Call on tlio Secre tary of State. AVERS THAT TUFKiY DESIRES PEACE SIIJH lli > Ilnn No rtirllirr Ailvlcen froiu Iho Seal of U'nr I'rolialilc Mo\e- of Uu' .M i-aiican Hiiii WASHINGTON , April IS. The grave situation In the cast was the topic of con- .vcitutlnn In diplomatic and ofllclal circles ! hero today. In diplomatic circles , pnr- j tlcularly , whcro the possibilities of n general conflict In Huropc ate always regatded as moro or less Imminent if any of the powers become engaged In war , the situation wiia deeply coisldcrcd. Oplnlnus vary as to the prabuble duration of the conflict. One promi nent olllcer of the navy Inclined to the belief that fighting would c < ntlnne for a short time , until the powcrs of Utitopc ( mould de cide that hostilities had proceeded far enough , i when they would step In and put an cud to It. If any advices wcic received In this city today fiom the repicsuntatlvcs of the gov ernment In Turkey or Greece they could not be obtained tonight. Sccret.uy Sherman had ono dispatch fiom Mr. Terrell at Constanti nople It wan In the Stnto department cipher , however , and had not been trans lated. During the day the secretary had a call from the Turkish mlnhter. who remained with him a bhort time. The secretary de clined to say what luiil transpired between them U Is customary when a state of war has been declared , or hostilities exist , for the minister of the government intctcsted to notify the government to which lie Is ac credited of such a condition of affairs , and picMimably that Is what tool ; the minister to the sectetary's house Rectetury Sherman reiterated tonight the statements ho made last night , that while tlio government regretted the- existence of war , Turkey and Greece were so far from us that it was a mattir that concerned the U tiled States but little. The strictest neu trality , ho declaicd , iriu&t be pteBetved. The secretary had rte fear but that the cltl- rens of the United Slates would bo amply protected. Very fovv of them are lu the cities of Constantinople and Athens. HAS NO ATWCKS. Mustaplia Dry the Turkish minister , Bald tonight that he had not received any fur ther dispatches fiom his government. JIo Is expecting- word , however , at any time. as he probably will be kept fully Informed of what Is taking place. The minister to night expressed himself ab regretting that things should have como to the present pass. Tut key , he declared , Is for pence peace on honoiablo termn and docs not sock war with any nation The actions of the GieekH , he asbuttod , had made .tho step taken by his gov eminent a perfectly piopcr one. Greece had acted on the ng- grcbHivo , and by the actions of her soldiers bad precipitated the conflict that now seems Imminent. Her soldiers had Invaded Crete , which was TurUsh territory , and had crosbcd the frontleib on the mainland. He expressed himself as having no doubt of the outcome and that Turkey would bo triumphant In the war If It should be foimally declared. llaron von Thlclmann , the German am bassador , cloclaira that the entrusting ot Turkish subjects in Athena to the protection of the German minister has no significance vvlntcveiIt does not meun that there IB any alliance between the Geiman and Turkish governments in the prcbeiit hiatus as linn been Intimated In wuine quarters , but la simply a friendly act that la customary In times when diplomatic negollalloiiH between nations are suspended Ho points out that during the time that diplomatic negotiations were Buepcnded between Great Ilrltaln and Venezuela , R a result of the boundary trouble- , the citizens of Gicat Ililtuln were entrusted to the protection of the German minister. Again , during the war of 1S"77 and 1S78 belvvcen.Hu&sIa and Turkey , the IliiEfllan Niilijtcta were entrusted to the protccllon of the German minister , and there were no alliances between the countries. MKOITHIlHANnAN SQUADRON. Up to this time there has been , < > o far as could bo learned , no consultation with re gard to tolnforcliig the fleet of the United States In Mulltctrancan waters Should the nriHonro of chips of war of foreign nations bo required In Turkish or Grecian waters to protect tholr citl/ens , as n result of thet Impending conlllet , the United States could amemblo a fotrnlilablo licet. In the Mediter ranean tquudioii at this time , the navy de partment has four ( .hips , the crulcer San Kranclflco , the flapphlp on the otatlnn , the tiiplc-scrow crult'er .Mliine.ipolls and the cruiser Cincinnati , and the nmall gunboat Dpticroft The Detroit Ib on her way to the Mcdltcrrincan fiom the China Htallon and now probably Is Home-where near the lied sea. Another addition to the fleet will soon , bo made by the presence of tlio Italelgh , which Is getting ready to join the European sta tion Othet ve.-hfls which might bo used for service In Uuropo If necessary are the Mont- 1'omoiy , Alaihlehead. Alalno and Texas , all of which art now on the Atlantic coast. The opinion oxIMw , lionovn , that Iho presence of any numbei of wai vessels will not bo noc- etbary. " " ; ois TO iMti \ > ri"iTu\A : CLAIMS. Aniri-ll U Si-ill to Tiirlic > nllli a .SJH- . da I Mlxxloii to r.-rforia. CHICAGO , April IS A special to the Times-Herald from Ann Arbor , .Mich. , sayo : It has come to bo understood In this city that the appointment of Dr James II. An- gell as minister plenipotentiary and envoy extraordinary to Turkey ban a consider ably greater slgnlflcanto than usually at taches to the selection of representatives from this to foreign governments , if the Information of his Intimate friends and asso ciates In the faculty of thn University of Michigan , of which hn U president , bo cor rect , Dr. Angell will go to the Turkish cop- Ital with a special mlmilan to perform , and that minion , the vigorous prosecution of the claims for Indemnity brought by American citizens and American mieslonarlcH against the ttiltan'E government. The appointment Ib supposed hero to mean that I'realdcnt McKtnleyti administration IntcndH to btlng to a speedy end the dawdling negotiations that have been drag ging through many luonthu wlih rcferc-iico to tlic payment of damages for the destruc tion of lives and property of American citizens. TIIIIICH AHlT IN I'M l7l. nUTHHAT. Orvi-Uv CailiuAll 'Ilii-lr I'un from Ac/i-ron lo Koiilin , LAUISSA ( Headuuurtc-ni of Iliu Gro k Army in Tliniealy ) , April 18 Tlio Orceka liavo captured the Turldih poslllong from Nezeros to Koutra , and the Turks are In full retreat toward tlio Interior , where thslr forces are man si HIT. The batteries at Mea- oxa c ai d flrloj at 11 o'clock tonight.