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Hellenes Oaptu.ro and Burn Damasi After a
Desperate Battle.
i'urks at that Point Are Completely and
Finally Repulsed.
Sultan's Forces Said to Have Commenced
Shelling Tyraavo.
HiiN/ilnii MlnlNii-r AnkH Thorn Io Ob-
wervt * tin KxM-ctmil AUHuile In
CUM i- lMdivriirrlnn Ant Ion
fur 11 Truce.
ATHENS , April 20. The news of tlio cap
ture of Damasi has put n new complexion
upon the situation on the frontier , Is a great
encouragement to the government and Is
likely ( o have the most exhilarating effect
upon the spirits of the Greeks , who had been
greatly depressed by the reverses of their
troops at Mllounu Pass. This success , and
the fact that the fall of Prevesa seems Immi
nent , virtually offsets the calamity of
Mllouna. If the Greek divisions effect u
union t Damasi , as Is expected , there Is
almost nothing In the way of the Immediate
advance to Elassona. If Tyrnavo falls Into
thu liandd of Edhem Pasha and the Turkisli
troops sweep down upon the plain and ad
vance to Larltssa to meet the force conccn-
tiiitcd there under the crown prince , they
will be between two grand divisions of the
Greek army. This seems to have been the
object of Greek strategy.
Should the Greeks succeed In reducing the
forts nt Prcvcsa , as now seems probable , and
occupy the town with the large land force
co-i-pGiatlng with the bombarding war ships ,
the- road to Janlna would be open and the
Turkish troops In Eplrus placed at the most
sellout ; dlxadvantage. The situation In the
vnlloy of Prcvcsa of the Turkish division In
Albany Is that BO long as 11 remains in the
hands of the Turks It makes possible a steady
line of munitions and food supplies. With
Prevesa In the hands of the Greeks this line
would be promptly cut , and It would be prac
tically ImpOFslble to revictual the Turkish
troopB by the long route through .Macedonia.
On the other hand , the Greek troops could
bo rovlutnalc.il by sea.
H Is stated here In well Informed circles
that the eastern squadron or the Greek fleet ,
which will shortly bo reinforced by the Iron-
: lnd Spetzla , Is planning an Important move
ment . This IB probably directed against Sal-
onlca. If this Io made with despatch , it la
quite possible that the Greek ships could
reach the gulf and shell the town of Salonlea
before the Aegean squadron of the Turkish
fleet could Intervene. The object of such
a bombardment would be to cut off the
Macedonian line of supplies to Edhem
Pasha's camp at Elassona. Should the
Greek troops advance from Demasl to Elas-
Bona , the line of Turkish supplies could be
tut at that point and render the naval move
ment unnecessary. And It Is possible that
the brilliant success at Damasi will cause
i modification In the program of the Greeks.
Taking a general survey of the field tonight
( midnight ) the fortunes of war thus far are
pretty evenly divided , but the chances for
the Immediate future are decidedly In favor
of the Greeks.
FiMit IH Aiini llKlnil Aflor ncHprrntr
Kluhtlnu In ( lnil l.ocnllty.
ATHENS , April 20. ( Midnight. ) News has
Just reached hero that the Greeks , after a
desperate buttle , have captured and burned
Damitsl. Vlgla Is still resisting. Another di
vision of tlie Greei ; troops , it Is reported ,
has traversed tinRevenl Pass and captured
three block houses. Tills division has al
most reached Damasi , where It will effect a
union with the force that captured the town.
The 20,000 troops under General Smolenltz
displayed the greatest bravery. Revenl lies
twelve miles northwest of Larlssa. Edhem
Parlia , with a furce variously istlmated at
riom 10,000 to 1-1,000 troops , led seven as
saults agalnit It yesterday , but all were re-
piiltcd by the Greek- . ' . Crown Prince Constantine
stantino has telegraphed here that tlie Turks
nt that point were completely and llnally re-
In Athens greater attention has been paid
to the operations in the neighborhood of
Rovenl than to those at Mllouna Pnfs. The
theory all along has been that If the Greeks
could establish themselves at Damasl their
road would lie open to Elafsunn.
The exact ti'tnutlon at Tyrnavo Is some
what In doubt. The news from that point Is
conflicting , but there Is no confirmation of
the rumor that the place has been captured
tiy the Turks. What seema to have happened
Is thnt Tyrnavo was evacuated In order to
send troops forward to Revenl and was then
reoccuplcd by troops returning from Mllouna.
MILOUNA PASS , April 20. ( Evening. )
The Turks have Just commenced to shell the
town of Tyrnuvo. All the roads leading to
Krlssa art,1 crowded with fugitives , phoutlng
"Rfservrs. don't try conclusions with the
Turks. " '
The Greek towns In the plain are com
pletely deeerted.
. „ / - . - EARLIER A'DVICES.
MILOUNA PASS. April 20. ( Morning. )
Active preparations for a general advance
liavw been In progress since daybreak. Dur
ing the- night the Greeks established thom-
ft'lvetf on .the last height near Tyrnavo , op
posite tlii > pott It Ion which the Turks captured
Inst evening. Nechut Pasha opened the at
tack upon this position this morning with a
brlslt firing from behind tlio defenses. The
combatants have not yet come Into close
iiuartois. The Greeks brought up several
pieces of artillery , which were speedily
Thu Greeks are now concentrated near
Tynnvo , whether In great Htrcngth or not Is
not known IUTI * . Greek reinforcements have
been seen crossing the pluln In the direction
of Tyrnavo ,
Three batteries of Turkish artillery have
arrived from Monastlr. Grunkotf 1'aslia U
now with thn TurkUh troops.
CONSTANTINOPLE , April 20. Edhem
Pasha 'ban wired the i-nltan that lie gained
mveral notable victories yestenloy , occupy ,
lug nil the fortified position ; commanding
Tyrnavo. IK- reports that the Greeks cvacn-
jtiM ( heir camp , leaving behind thirty caeca
of cartridges and many rifles. The Turks ,
lie HUM , have retaken Vollt/.ko , which the
J nrcelis surprised and captured on the first
day of frontier aggression ,
The Turkish commander at Janlna an *
nouiu-es that the Greek fleet which has been
bombarding Provem 1ms been compelled to
retire , one dlvlnlon withdrawing to thu In
terior of ( he gulf and thu larger Ironclads
lutslile tnlllng for the Islands of Paxo and
ranctu Laura.
An olllclal telegram from Zanthl asserts
.hat thu Greeks \\lio landed a | Etculhropoll
ml i cached Oojralt ncur the railway were
attacked and defeated by Turkish troopi and
peasants , and that 100 Greeks wi > ru killed.
A second Turkish squadron 1'ft the Golden
Horn this afternoon for the Dardanelles. R
consists of the Ironclad Orhanlon , the mon
itor Illfalralaran , the corvette Maneoura , five
UirpsJo boats and four steamers which have
boon converted Into crulrcra.
I'rlnco ' Mavrocorduto , the Greek minister u
Turkey , has imlled for Athena. All the am-
baseailors except the German ambassador
went to the quay to bid him farewell.
LONDON , April 20. A telegram to the
Times from St. Petersburg says that Count
Muravleff , the Russian foreign minister , has
dispatched a circular note to the powers ,
advising them to observe an expectant at
titude , In case cither Turkey or Greece should
request Intervention. The correspondent un
derstands that all the powers have agreed
to continue to hold Crete with the forces al
ready there.
A dispatch to the Times from Cairo says
The Turkish government has called upon
the khedlvc to expel all Greeks from Egypt.
As the Greeks number 60,000 and are the
chief promoters of commerce and trade thcli
removal Is desired by none save the oh'
Turkish party. It Is probable that France
will undertake to protect them , and thus the
expulsion will bo avoided ,
A dispatch to the Morning Post fron
Constantinople says that the report that the
Greek volunteers have cut the Salonlea rail
way near Knvnla Is not confirmed. Hut tlu
Greeks have occupied Mltylens and Chins
after a sharp engagement with the * Turklsl
ATHENS , April 20. An official dlspatcl
from Arta says that nfter crorslng the Arac-
tlios nt Hani , the Greeks occupied the vil
lages of Ncokhorl and Snkhlkalama , where
they strongly entrenched themselves. Colonc
Mnnos Is now advancing northward In the
direction of Paraskovl. The Greeks repulsci
an attempt of the Turks to crors the bridge
at 10 o'clock this morning. A number ol
Greeks , among them several olllccrs , were
killed , and others were wounded.
.SlllllMl'N l'l > rCH' Sl-l'lll ( II HllVI * lllV
AilvniidiKi * Ovi-r I IniriM'liN. .
( Cojiyrlflit. lkS7 , by the AfoelatiMl 1'iess. )
ELASSONA , April 19. ( Headquarters of 1U3
Turkish army In Macedonia ) Night : The
Turkish army this afternoon began cannon
ading Tyrnnvo , the Greek town to the north-
went of Larissa , and only about ten miles
from the Greek headquarters , the Greeks
having fallen back upon Tyrnavo. The
whole chain of mountains from Tchalssza to
the Milouna pass Is now In possession of
the Turks. The last brush on the bills was
very brief , the Greeks making but little re
sistance. The Turks have captured several
prisoners. Including an Italian volunteer.
The dash of the Turks Is Irresistible. It
Is expected that a general advance of the
Turkish army will take place tomorrow
( Tuesday ) morning.
The correspondent of the Associated press
at tlio Turkish headquarters in Macedonia
has just fpeiH sixteen hours In the saddle
with the advince line of Edhem Pasha's
During Sunday night the Tunes strength
ened the positions which they had captured
from the Greeks , but at sunrise it was deen
that the Greek forces had retire ; ! , except
from a hill which was occupied by the Greek
rear guard.
Dcsultoiy firing took place all the morning
and finally at 1 p. m. to.lay ( Monday ) Hairl
Pasha sent four battalions to drive the enemy
from the hill referred to. In twenty min
utes -It was all over. The resistance ot the
Greeks was feeble and many of them sur
rendered to the Turks. Trie prisoners were
mostly young and sturdy men. After the
capture of the last Greek position the Turks
advanced , singing as they marched forwarii ,
and occupied all the remaining height ? .
On reaching the summit of the hills of
Tyrnavo , the Greek frontier town situated
about ten miles from Larlssa. the Turks
otxservcd that the Greeks were occupying a
small hill from which they fired but feebly
at the Turks. Finally two Turkish mountain
batteries were brought up to the summit , of
the hill occupied'by the Turks and from that
position began bombarding Tyrnavo. Under
cover of this fire the Turkish infantry ad
vanced and captured a spur opposite the
Greek blockhouse. Orders were given to
the Turks at G o'clock to take the blockhouse
by assault. This movement was brilliantly
effected twenty minutes later. The Greek
prisoners say that the Greek army has al
ready lost heart.
The situation at present is that the Turks
have possession of all the commanding
heights between their headquarters and the
Greek headquarters at Lariasa , with the
exception of Tyrnavo , which Is now com
manded by the Turkish batteries' .
Thu Turks tonight are camping in the
tents of the Greeks left on the plain of
Thpssa'y ' , near the Mllouna pass. The
Turks today only had six men killed and
ten wounded.
The death of Hafiz Pasha , the Turkish
commander who was killed In the fighting
which took place in the Mllouna past * on
Saturday. Is greatly lamented. Ho was SO
years of age , and while advancing at the
head of his troops xvaa urged to dismount
and rest. The old pasha replied :
"During the Russian war I never dis
mounted , and why should I do so now ? "
Soon afterward HalU Pasha was wounded
In the arm , but he still remained in the
saddle. Later a second bullet struck him on
the hand , but vet the old warrior refused
to retire. Finally a third bullet broke the
gallant pasha's spine and he rolled from
Ills sndjllo dead.
LONDON. April 20.-A special dispatch
from Constantinople says thnt after a
series of furious engagements Edhem Pasha ,
Turkish commander-ln-chlcf , has occupied
Tyrnavo , ten miles from Larlssa , In fore-c.
The dispatch further says that General
Abdu Azel Pasha was among the killed.
In conclusion the dispatch says that the
Turks will now Immediately advance by-
forced marches upon Larlssa. the headquar
ters of the Greek army In Thi'ssaly.
Tin-Mull V'li-r on tin * ( 'ontriiry A\'HN
Well Dlri-cli-il.
( Copyright , 1507 , l > y the Ai oclntnl I'ri'-ix. )
morning , April 19. The Turkish victory of
yesterday In the Mllouna paps was complete.
The Greeks retired to the plain of Thessaly ,
leaving only a guard on the hill , from which
It was driven later by four battalions of
Turkish Infantry. The Turks pulled up tu
the top of the hill three mountain batteries ,
singing , laughing and weeping with Joy. like
children. One battery opened fire upon the
Greeks , who were retreating on the plain of
Travrs. and did tcrilble execution , The cor
respondent of the Associated press aw eoine
of the Turkish eliclta Imrft In the middle of
a serried battalion of Grreks , with the re
mit that whole Broiipw wcto killed or
Yesterday evening seven new Turkish bat-
tailors and cevcral mouiiud batteries of
artillery left for the front , and at dann the
guns were trained on the Greek blockhouse
oti the pluln below.
Junes Effendl , the Turkish commander , and
lib men had been twenty-six hours without
food or drink. When they were preparing to
capture the Greek blnrkhouee Junes nd-
drersed his toldlcrs , saying : "All those who
love God must advance to the apjuult. " This
was enough. Every man. with loud , exultant
shouts , dashed forward In thu direction of
tin * blockliotme. Even the mulflcers who
were bringing r.p the reserve ammunition
joined In the assault on the blorlilioure.
which was held by ( ho Greeks with
magnificent courage. Tlie Turks , wltli
splenill.1 dach , chawd wllli the bayonet and
eventually leaped over the ramparts with
tt'ioutx of triumph ,
The Greeks waited tlu-lr approach until
the Turks wrro within thirty yards before
withdrawing , In thin assault the Turks had
only sixteen men killed and seventeen
woun.lcd. Everywhere was to be eeen the
effect of theTnrklfh artillery , their terrible
shells bursting just at the calculated mo
ment. The Grreku , on the other hand , ap
peared to In ? lacking In artillery , The
Greeks atli'ini'ted to reply to the Turkish ar
tillery , but were forced to retire. The corre-
upondent t > aw numberless Greek bodies
stripped of their uniform * by the Greeks ,
leaving only their tilrt : < and drawirs on.
Mart of the deadf however , were carried off
by the Tniku , ube raised the corpsei ot the
( ContinueJ en Fifth r g . )
John Redmond and Followers Hold n
Secret Conference.
. \Kmrlnn Ind-roMx Art * Xo ( tn lie
Dominant In ( In * li-nKiii * HiirrliiK-
( ini anil KoltiMvor-i Walk
Out of ( tie Coiifvrouci.- .
DUBLIN , April 20. There were many
prominent rarncllltes present nt the conven
tion summoned to meet In this city today by
John E. Redmond. The meeting was private
A resolution was adopted providing for thi
formation of an Independent Iiish league
one In which agrarian Interests are not tc
be dominant , and which will be foundei
upon the "broader and sounder basis of In
dependent political action for the benefll
of the whole Irish nation , "
The object of the league will be "civil ani
religious liberty , and no further lnterrnnc ! (
of priest * In politics ; absolute Independent
of alliances with any English part } and re
verting to the old demand for co-ordinate
parliaments ; the prlne'ple ' of fed rallem Ir
Mr. Gladstone's home rule proposals , and
manhood suffrage wliich will give the 1'ar
nellltcs a political majority In Ireland. "
The league will also urge the Imni'jJIate
Icilicss of Ireland's financial grievances , am
nesty for all political prUonoro , land law
icform , and the development and encourage
ment of labor and the Industrial irsr.urccs
of the country , etc. A temporary executive
committee \\as elected to draft the plan el
organization and to hold office until ; ho Par-
nellltc convention muets again ! n October.
Mr. Redmond opened the conference with
a dispassionate speech , showing that the
present condition of the party needed vig
orous reorganization. He refcrrs.l to and
explained the program , and piop03d that
the convention In October should bo at
tended by delegates from nil branches of the
new league. Mr. Itcdmi-nd announced hlo
readiness to resign the chairmanship of the
party , or If they preferred , to remain , as nil
present were Invited to Indulge In Hie freest
expression of opinion ,
Timothy Harrington rcsc , and , In a calm
speech , objected absolutely to the formation
of the new league.
Many speakers followed , mostly In favor
of Mr. Redmond's position , and Mr. Har
rington's motion against the league's forma
tion was defeated by a vote of 230 to 22.
Mr. Harrington then left the ball with
his supporters.
Mr. Redmond explained that It was not
Intended that the party's members of Parlia
ment should control the league.
In an Interview after the meeting , Mr.
Harrington cald lie could not Indicate his
future course until the country had spoKon.
Ho added that there was nothing the old
league could have done tor Mr. Rcdnnnd ,
"except give , him the support of the Uevjy
section in America , which , " Mr. Harring
ton added , "could , If they chose , finance the
new league. "
There was a fair attendance at the public
meeting which followed the private confer
ence , and the proceedings were marked by
much enthusiasm.
.Mr. Redmond explained that the new
movement appealed to Irishmen at home and
in America for support. He outlined tub
policy of obstruction to bo pursued In\the
House of Commons , In" order to secure" re-
dn s of financial Erle'vanees. Ills mention
of the name of Timothy Harrington pro
duced a hostile demonstration. i
Sluyvesant Chandler , who had a very
hearty reception , declared that the non-
platform contained the cornerstone of tlie
American Institution and that the birth of
the new league would revive the interest of
all Americans in the welfare of Ireland.
Amid , loud cheers lie bade England beware
of "that vast throng of Irishmen In the
United States , with the same old love ot
Ireland , who hate England In their hearts. "
A rcFnlutlon approving the proceedings of
the conference was adopted unanimously.
\ VonllnMItiiiiiiii ( Illli-Inl Kniloil ( o
A IHH'illuii Time.
CLEVELAND. April 20. Major W. H.
Stockman of the United States Weather
bureau was sent to jail by Judge Oils thin
afternoon for contempt of court. Stockman
had Lftn called as a witness In a damage
case and was expected to tell the jury
whether It mined on a certain day. He did
not appear when called and Judge Ong issued
a attoi-limnnt for him. The major was on
tie ! way to thu court house when the deputy
sheriff iiin him. Judge Ong lectured the
major severely. Stockman stated that he
was busy with work for the United Stales
government end added that he held written
orders from the department at Washington
to attend upon courts only when he had
completed thus' * odlclal duties. Judge Ong
replied warmly that ho did not understand
that government officials were above the
courts ; that the courts had to wait until
they had leisure. He therefore fined Stock
man $3 and cohto and ordered him committed
until paid ,
Stockman was exceedingly Indignant and
announced that he would report the case to
Hi a department at Washington. Judge Ong
told him to do so by nil means. The major
left the court room in a rage without paying
Ms fin P. Judge Orig sent a deputy sheriff
after him and ordered him taken to Jail.
Major Stockman declared that a government
official cannot , be compelled to attend n civil
court when busy and that Judge Ong will
find It out.
At.K this afternoon Judge Ong held a
consultation with District Attorney Dodge
anil as a irsult o [ the Interview the judge
decided to remit Stockman's fine. Stockmnn
was accordingly released.
After Stockman's release Judge Ong di
rected that he communicate with tlio depart
ment at Washington to obtain a ruling M
to whether government duties take preee-
lence over a court's order.
( 'linrm1 limit * ( lint U'liolrmilillrllirry
Orrurri-cl In I , < - lHliitnr < - .
DIvNVER , Colo. . April 20. Governor
\ilnm ? has vetoed the bill regulating the *
nanufactitro and sale of oleomargarine. The
veto message U sensitlonal In tlio extreme ,
is the governor Includcb In his menage a
cttcr from a Denver lawyer to an oleo-
nargnrlno mamifactmcr In Chicago , going
o Eliou- that the bill was passed by
ncans of open and hire-faced bribery In
loth houbo and senate. The bill provided
hat oleomargarine could be sold but that
in coloring matter could bo uiied. The gov
ernor withholds the names usi-d In the Ict-
IT which was written tn urge the manu
facturer to send JlflO. his chare o.f the
amount needed to Insure the paesage'of the
bill. It was stated that local dealers had
already contributed a.id that manufacturers
n Kirnat City and Indianapolis had agreed
o do so ,
Iiilt'i-iiiitlniiiil V , .11. C. A. Convention.
MOBILE. Ala. , April 20.--Tho thirty-sec
end International convention of the- Young
Mi-n'n Christian association will convene In
thin city tomorrow. Already come SCO del-
fKtiten have reported ami there IH i-very In-
llt-ntlon that there will not be ICFS than W
n attendance.
Mot run-lit * of Orciin Vcnncl * . , . \irll | " 0 ,
At Philadelphia Bnlloil 1'rniicylviinlu , for
At New York Arrived Manitoba , from
London ; Caprlva. fiom Hamburg , Halted
i'utrlii , for Hamburg ; Spree , for Uremen ;
Ccvlc- . for Liverpool ,
At Stettin-Sailed Island , for New York ,
At Naples-Hallcil-AHula , for New York
At Liverpool Salli'd Scrvla , for Now
4lnnf icATio.\
ArriinK < * in < * iiM Cainilrfeu fur tin
I'rpNlili'iit'M .loiirnrr ( o'Jfov York.
WASHINGTON , AjirlU Ja'-Unie arrange
ments for the president ] * ' trlpsto' New York
to attend the dedications ! the ! Grant monument
ment , April 20 , have belli 'perjcctcd. Presi
dent McKlnley , with liTs family , the mem
bers ot the cabinet andltliclr wives , the am
bassadors and ministers of foreign countries
and a few specially Invited guests , will
leave , here on a special train over the Penn
sylvania railroad nt 10:30' : ' Monday morning ,
arriving In New York nt 4:30. : General
Miles , commander of thevarmy , and Admiral
Drown , ranking admiral 'of the navy , will
accompany the president as Rpcclal escort.
Tim president and his Immediate party will
go to the Windsor holrl.1 The members ol
the cabinet and mcmbers f the diplomatic
corps will be tmnrtcrcsl nt the Fifth Avenue
hotel. After the exorclies and review nt
Riverside park on Tuesday , the president
will board the government dispatch boat
Dolphin In the East river and review the
naval parade. In the eveningMr. . McKlnley
will bo the guest of honor at the Union
League club. No time 1ms been set for the
return of the party on Wednesday.
Vice President Hobnrt , nml the members
of the senate and house will leave here on
n special train over the Baltimore & Ohlc
on Tuesday.
Tlie precaution of having the president
and vice president travel separately on such
occasions Is taken because , while no danger
Is anticipated , It Is regarded as wise to
guard against the remotest possibility of
embarrassing the administration of the gov
ernment In case of the disability of the
NEW YORK , April 20 , The White squad
ron arrived In port thlfl afternoon from
Hampton Roads and anchored'off Tompklns-
vlllc. R. I. The vessels passed In The Nar
rows at C p. m. , the flagship New York lead
ing , followed by the Maine , Amphllrlte.
Texas , Raleigh and Columbia. The squadron
Is to take part In the- naval parade next
Tuesday , when General Grant's tomb Is
dedicated. *
IIiviiH uiiil AVIIoy I'ny.tlie reunify for
ItfVtiUlitsr Crime * .
COLUMI1US , 0. . April 21. The first elec
trocutions in Ohio took place nt 12:45 this
morning In the annex of the Ohio peniten
tiary , where for the past thirteen years cap
ital punishment has been meted out to all
persons under sentence of death In the state
by hanging. The electrical chair and appli
ances have been In place In the old execution
room for several weeks , t They are similar
to those used In New York. \
The electrocution of William Haas wan set
for April 8 , but owing to 'thejbtrrnlng out of
the armature on the electrocution dynamo ,
the electrocution had to bejpostponed and
Governor Hushnell fixed Ihcj date so that
Haas would bo electrocuted on the day set
for the electrocution of "William " Wiley. A
new ai mature , to be used only for electrocu
tions , was secured and the'test ' yesterday
showed that It was fully-up tp requirements.
To prevent any possibility of the armature
being tampered with , an cjitra guard was
placed In the dynamo room. Haas and Wiley ,
the condemned men , passed tjio day In read
ing and In religious devotions. Haas , who
is 19 years of age , had- Wen Indifferent to
his fate ever since his arrfyal at the annex.
The crime for which , . .lla'gswas electro
cuted was'-a , most revoltingone. . II § had
been employed by William Bradcr , ' gar
dener , residing at Cloverdalo , % suburb of
Cincinnati. On1'the ' morning of July 3 , 1S9G ,
while Brader whs absent. In Cincinnati , HaTTs
criminally assaulted Mrs. JTradcr , .who , was
the only "other occupant" .the nfriisc , ' and
then cut her throat wlthrazb'r. . . . To qqv.er.
up the crime , Haas sot fire to the house nntl
fled , but some blackberry.plckers saw the
smoke issuing from the Ijousc In time to
prevent its burning. Haas yras arrested on
the afternoon of the sainc day at Hamilton ,
0. , and taken to Cincinnati , where by de
grees a confession was Secured from him. .
William Wiley murdered tils wife on the
west side of Cincinnati twenty days after
Haas committed his crime. Wiley was In
sanely jealous of his wife , and , so It trans
pired , without cause. After a. few years of
unhappy domestic life he caiuo home one day
In a drunken fit and shot his , wife , who died
after being taken to a hospital. Wiley con
cealed himself in a closet -Jn the house and
was wounded in a desperate fight with the
officers who arrested him.
AilinltH ( lin < H < * ItolilieiJ ( lit * lliuik n ml
ICIIIciI li < - Ciifililr. .
DOSTON , April 20. A XPecial to the
Journal from Montreal today fays Joseph
E. Kelly confessed today \Q \ the murder of
Cashier Stlckney at Somersyllle , N. H. He
admitted that he committed both the mur
der and robbery , and say * that he had no
accomplice. Ho vehemently Insisted , how
ever , that he had no intention of killing tre
cashier , but that he hud 'to do It , bec.mse
the old gentleman recognized him. After
felling 'Mr. ' Stlckney with blows on the
head , when the cashier showed signs of re
gaining consciousness , he plash-id him with
a knife.
When Kelly arose this .morning ho sent
for ( Detective Cote and at once asked him
If ho did not think It woud be better for
him to tell exactly all he kiiew. Then Kelly
sent for Chief Carpenter ritjd made a eon-
teEslon to him to the cfl'eut that he alone
committed the murder anfl that ho had
hidden tlie remainder ot the monuy at St.
Clct , which Is not far from St. Jusilne do
Newton. The chief then Uticlded ' to go and
find the money and Btar'ted off with his
prisoner and his companions for tlie early
: raln ,
In talking to Cote and lojne of tlio other
detectives Kelly told a" gr-'at many straiigo
ncldents about his trip. Among other
.hlnga he Intimated thai be had stolen 'ho
clothes with which lie was' dlvgulsed , from
an old woman whom he 11191 at St. Justine
do Newton. At Agglu A htan's house In
Montical Kelly said lie was''a nun out for a
lark ami wan admitted1 The woman sus
pected Kelly and tclttphA.itd for the i.ollce.
When be left the hoUuc in charge of the
officers he aald : "Wellj'norJdbyc ' , girls ; the
next time you hear of/me dt'will be" at the
end of a rope. " and-'Jje IaufjhlflBly itade
i sign which meant that bclwas goliii ; to bo
iiangcd. . . |
rilAItliKH A < J\I.VST ? A OAl'TAlX.
( 'otirl-.Marlliil < * UI'IIII : | io Try ( 'iip-
| : * ln Itu'iiii-yn.
ATLANTA. Oa. . Aprl 20.t-Tlio court martial
tial to try Captain Henry Rp'meyn on charges
of conduct unbecoming an bfllcer , and a gen
tleman , btgan IU testlou at ; Fort Mcriicrcon
tills morning , Lieutenant parbough , judge
advocate , prosecuting. Tile , charges recite
hat Captain Romeyn madejlfnlse. slanderous
and defamatory statement about the wife
of First Lieutenant M. J. Q'Jirlun , Fifth In-
aiitiy. It Is also alloyed iliat Captain Ho
ney n stuick First Lleutenpnt M. J. O'Hrlen
without just cause or provocation , on the
open parade grounds In the * nresrencc of otll-
cers of the army and others , Immediately
after the dismissal of dress * parade , Wfdnes-
lay , February 17. 1837.
Captain liomnyn pleaded not guilty to
each of the charges and specifications.
liiiprlNonnirn < fur ( .entry.
HARRIBIU'Iia , Pa. , April 20.-The Hoard
of I'.mlons tonight recommended rommuta-
lun of the death sentence linpose-d upon
James H. Oentry for the murder of Ac-
TOSH Madge Yorke to linprlconmcnt for
Iff. Governor Halting unproved the rerom-
nendatlon. Oentry was to have been
mnged next Thursday.
Hull } ' TrriiHiir ) Statement.
WASHINGTON , April 20. Tolay'n : eUto-
ment of the condition ol the treasury .chows :
Available cash balance , (224,069,179 ( ; gold re
serve , > lti4,7U,3C4 ,
SIM * IH I'r < - < - of Ic- * .
8AUI.T BTB. MARIE , Mich. , April 20-
Thu Sou river Is free of Ice , The River
Queen wan the first boat to come through ,
uirlvliik" ut 2 p. in. toiny.
Ilawkoyo Delegation in Congress Will
Oppose the Gate Oity ,
\ot IlcliiK Alilo tn > Sec MMn Supply
Dcttiit fur Sioux City ) They
Will JVot Lot Oiimliu
I llnrr One. ,
WASHINGTON , April 20. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Senator Allen , In reply to a wire from
i the Commercial club of Umalm conveying
I congratulations for his work yesterday In
! behalf of Omahn , as to the warehouse for
j Indian supplies , and asking what was to be
! ilono to further the amendment , now part ol
. the Indian appropriation bill , sent this tcle-
i gram this evening : "Ilrlng all pressure to
bear on the- house In behalf of the Indian
supply depot. Can take care of the senate
end. "
It Is to the house thai efforts must be di
rected to keep the amendment In the bill.
Representative Mercer will use every effort
! to retain the feature of the bill so vitally
j Interesting to the Gate City , but he goes Into
the tight with odds greatly against him.
There Is an Impression prevalent tonight
that Speaker Heed will put the bill with
amendments on passage without the
, ' formality of going to thecom -
j mlttcc for conference , in which
cast- , tinder the party whip , the bill
will go to the president with the amendment
Intact. Should , however , the bill go to the
conference , Senator Allen feels that ho can
hold the amendment for a considerable
length of time through the senate
conferees. Teller , I'ettlgrcw and Coclirell.
The Iowa members of the house ,
taking their cue from Senator
Gear , commenced active hostilities against
the amendment today and proceeded to en
list the support of Sherman of New York ,
chairman of the committee on Indian af
fairs In the last congress. The Iowa members
did not hesitate to say that Sioux City was
just as much entitled to a depot as Omaha ,
and they arc going about to defeat Omaha If
they cannot secure a depot for themselves.
This depot plan has been a scheme el
Mercer's for a long time , only the well
known hostility of Commissioner Drowning
of the Indian office preventing its location
In Omaha long since. Secretary nilsn is
favorable to the Idea of making the Gate
City a bcsc of supplies for the Indians of the
west and northwest , but thought the mat
ter might he better brought about If noth
ing were done until after the new commis
sioner of Indian affairs had been appointed.
However , life fight Is on , and pressure must
bo dlrectcd..to members of the house to aid
Mercer In .bin efforts to retain the amend
ment on the appropriation bill.
Ex-Congressman 'Mondcll of Wyoming
leaves tomorrow for the west to return ,
however , It Is confidently believed , as suc
cessor to Judge Best , assistant commis
sioner of the general land office. Mr. Mon-
dell made a host of friends while In con
gress and will. It is believed , be most ac
ceptable In the new oince , which , knowing
ones are saying , has been definitely decidcil
Captain Phclps Palno of Lincoln has
"cauglit on" In. the folding room of the house
Qt.representatlves hero through Judge Strode ,
but hopes with proper help to got. back
Into his old place In the Agricultural depart
ment , which spoilsmen of the democratic
leaning deprived 'him ; or several - years ago.
Emma Rleghtmeycr was appointed post
mistress at Palmyra , Otoe county , today ,
and W. F. Huff , at Stclnauer , Pawnee county.
Mies Emily Wakeley , Miss Daisy Doano and
Miss Curtis of Omaha are enjoying the de
lights of a house party near Annapolis , chap
eroned by Mrs. John Waggaman.
The following have been admitted to prac
tice as attorneys for claimants before the
Interior department. Iowa Arthur C. Jor
dan , ( 'airfield ; Jesse A. Miller , lies Molncs.
South Dakota Wilbur S. Glass , Watertown.
Mr. MorKTiui KIM-HUM on IIU Ciilniu
Hcniillilioii Onei * .11 ore.
WASHINGTON , April 20. Senator Mor
gan's resolution declaring that a state of
war exists In Cuba was discussed briefly In
the senate today and went over for a week ,
owing to the absence of Senator Hale of
Maine , who has been active In opposition.
Mr. Morgan again urged the need of speedy
action hy this country to stay the devasta
tion going on In Cuba.
Mr. Mason , republican of Illinois , offered
a resolution directing the committee on rules
to report a rule providing for a limitation
of debate and for ordering the previous ques
tion. The resolution went over.
The agricultural appropriation bill was
then taken up and passed without amend
At 1:40 p. m. the senate went Into ex
ecutive session.
At 2 o'clock the senate resumed legislative
session and the bankruptcy bill was formally
laid before the senate. In the course of the
debate Mr. Allen , populist of Nebraska , an
nounced that he would obatruct In every
way possible any bankruptcy bill which In
cluded Involuntary bankruptcy.
Mr. Nelson , republican of Minnesota ,
amended bis substitute hill so as to over
come criticisms made heretofore.
Mr. Morgan gave notice that ho would
seek to secure a test on the pending Nel-
eon substitute by moving at 4 p. m. tomor
row to lay tlie substitute on the table.
Mr. Bacon , democrat of Georgia , submitted
numerous amendments modifying the strin
gency of the original bill as applicable to
A resolution by Mr. Hoar , republican of
Massachusetts , was agreed to requesting the
secretary of state for comprehensive Information
mation as to the machinery of government
of all foreign nations with which we have
diplomatic relations , the taxes or excises
and methods of rollectlon , imports and ex
ports ; method of aiding the merchant ma
rine ; discriminations against American
merchant vcaiels ; port Indebtedness , etc.
Another resolution by Mr. Cullom , repub
lican of Illinois , requested the secretary of
the treasury for Information as to the effect
of the present Internal revenue tax on the
honest production of distilled i-plrlts , to
what extent Illicit distillation had occurred ,
and all further information that will aid In
protecting the government against frauds.
In this connection Mr. Cullom stated that
lie understood one-third of the high wines
produce ! In tills country came from Illicit
distillation. The resolution went over after
a brief discussion.
The senate adjourned at 4:10 : p. m.
of lli'iiiilillriiii .lloiii ! I TH of
C'omiiilHfiinrl ) Compli'li'il ,
WASHINGTON. April 20. The presence
today on the Hour of the senate of the re
publican members c ? the subcommittee of
the senate financial committee , who arc en
gaged In preparing the tariff hill , was made
the basis of much speculation. The members
of the committee were closeted for a time
with Senator Vest , of the democratic side
of the finance committee , and afterward held
Individual conferences with other senators
on both Hideo of the chamber. It wan gen
erally supposed that the committee had
reached a point from which the end of Its
arduous work could bo discerned and that
preparation was being made for a full meet
ing of the committee. Thin did not prove to
bo exactly true , but the visit was made for
the purpose of smoothing the way for the
final work. The committee IB approaching
the end of Its labor , and various senator *
who are making persistent demands for
changes were called upon with a view to ar
riving at an understanding. Among the
problems which arc yet unsettled are those *
relating to sugar , lead ore and wool ,
One of the members of the committee said
today that the | M5WuM be a revenue bll
and not a prohMMVblll. The committee
practically hnsjHjjK upon A modiflcatloi
of the rctroactlj Hse of the Dingley bill
which , It Is hoi Bl he satisfactory to tin
opponents of t Het provision.
III : iMt
1'itiiR l.lit WHI n Coiidiliin Out- One
\itmi * .
WASHINGTON , April 20. The preside-ill
today sent to the senate ft long list of nom
inations , among which were several of Im
portance :
Postofllcc John A. M rrltt of New York
to be third assistant postmaster general.
Posmasters Now York : Cornelius VanCott
at New York City. Coorado ; : William It
Lindsay , Glllctt ; Andrew R , Kennedy , Crip
ple Creok. Illinois : Walter W. Llndlcy
Urbana. Iowa : B. K. Secor , Buffalo Center
Kansas : William II. Nelson , Smith Center
Missouri : William C. Shannon , Marstiflold
William II. Flandetvs , Paris. Montana
Alcnzo II. Fetter , Moulder. Nebraska : Cyrus
13. Hunter. Wakcflcld. Texas : James P
Armstrong , Ec.iu.mont ; Thomas A. Pope , Cam-
eron.Army Lieutenant Colonel Henry C. Cook
Fourth Infantry , to be colonel ; Major Au
gustus H. HalnbrldRo , Tenth Infantry , to be
lieutenant colonel ; Capthln R. I. Eskrldge
Twenty-third Infantry , to be major. First
lieutenants to be captains : A. C. Duch.lt ,
Twentj-fourth Infantry ; S. O'Connor , Twenty ,
third Infantry. Second lieutenants to be first
lieutenants : II. G. Lynn , Seventeenth In
fantry ; George I ) . Morok , Eighteenth In
fantry. Sergeant to be second lieutenant : I.
L. Reeves , Fourtn Infantry. Corporal to be
second lieutenant : Kdward S. Walton , Fif
teenth Infantry.
Interior : James L. Davenport of New
Hampshire , first deputy commissioner ol
pensions ; Leverett M. Kelly of Illinois
second deputy commissioner of pensions
William A. Jones of Wisconsin
to be commissioner of Indian affairs : Charles
11. Tlmbcrlake , receiver of public moneys at
Sterling , Colo. ; Simon S. Matthews , register
of the land olllcc at Jackson , Mls.
Treasury : John P. Jackson , collector ol
customs for the district of San Francisco ,
Cal. ; William Youngblood of Alabama ,
auditor for the Interior department.
Justice : Milton C. Phllllpe. attorney of
the United States for the eastern district of
Navy : Passed Assistant Engineer Theodore
F. Durgdorf , to ba chief engineer.
William Youngblood of Alabama Is 11
member of the republican national com
mittee for that Htnto and has been n leader
of one of tin- frictions In the republican
party there. IK figured unite prominently
In the contest for delegates a year ago ,
and nt the St. Louis convention the men
championed by Mr. YouiiffMood were ad
mitted. He was an earnest supporter of
Mr. McKlnley during the contest.
Mr. Merrltt , named for third assistant
postmaster general , has been postmaster of.
I.ockport , N. Y. , and at present Is president
of n paper manufacturing company at
Niagara Falls.
Mr. Jones , who was today appointed com
missioner of Indian affairs , la a native of
Wales and came to tills country In ISSl.
HP Is a farmer by occupation and has been
a school teacher. He Is now a member of the
Wisconsin legislature , representing Iowa
county. IIo was indorsed by the Wiscon
sin deh'g-ation.
Agricultural D * piirintnt Ilnvint
'I lilo to Satisfy II.
WASHINGTON , April 20. The Agri
cultural department in being Importunes
from all parts of the country for sugar be'.t
seed.In view of the unsatisfactory prices
received for /staple / crops during the past
few years and the prospective Increase In
the duty on sugar , farmers in all sections of
the union"cvl'dently Intend to experiment
with sugar beet culture. Heretofore sugar
beet growing has been confined almost ex
clusively to Nebraska , Utah and California ,
The Agricultural department has sent bout
seeds this spring to about thirty states and
territories. The demand comes from Ohio ,
Indiana , Illinois , Michigan , the Dakotas ,
Texas , Now Mexico , Iowa , Wisconsin , Min
nesota , Tennessee , Kentucky and Virginia.
There have also been requests from Penn
sylvania and New York. A Nebraska sugar
refining company donated five tons of beet
seed to the department and the department
purchased two tons additional. The sup
ply Is about exhausted , but the demand
continues. If successful the Industry prob
ably will be developed In many of the
states In which experiments are made this
year , supplanting corn and wheat.
XPWM for ( lit * Army.
WASHINGTON , April 20. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The following transfers are made In
the Twenty-fourth Infantry : First lieuten
ant , Joseph D. Leitch , from company 13 to
company A ; First Lieutenant John II.Vhol \ -
ley , from company A to company II.
First Lieutenant William II. Hay , Tcntli
cavalry , lias been detailed us professor of
military science and tactics at the Pennsyl
vania Military college , Chester , Pa. , to take-
effect September 7. relieving First Lieuten
ant George McK. Williamson , Eighth cavalry ,
who Is ordered to join hla troop.
Captain James N. Morgan , Twenty-fourth
Infantry , has been placed on the retired
list with the Tank of major on account of
The order requiring Major Forrest II. Hath
away , quartermaster , to report at Omaha
as chief quartermaster , Department of the
I'lattc , lias been revoked and his present
leave of absence has been extended four
Major Charles R. Harrett , quartermaster ,
lias been relieved from duty at Cheyenne ,
Wyo. , and ordered to Jeffersonvllle , Ind. , to
take charge of the quartermaster's depot at
thnt place.
Leave of absence : Captain Orln n. Mltcham ,
3rdnance department , four months ; First
Lieutenant Roger H. Ilryan , Second eav-
ilry , two months ; Second Lieutenant Ervln
Li. Phillips , Sixth cavalry , two months.
Cabinet IHHIMIHHI-N ICii * > li > rn War.
WASHINGTON , April 20.--The Graeco-
furklsli war was discussed In a general way
at the cabinet meeting today. All the mcm-
jers of the cabinet were present. Socro-
ary Shcrnmi had no fresh advices from
Minister Terrell and the dlscus < lon cnve : ° d
rather the news feature of the situation as
shown by the press dispatches than as call-
ng for action on the part of this govern
ment. It was decided tliat nothing further
would bo done until the occasion iieemcd to
call for It. Thci cabinet was In session about
an hour.
( ilvi-N Ivory Hit * Cold Sliniilili-r.
WASHINGTON. April 20. The United
States government will not support the de
mand for Indemnity upon the Dilthli gov
ernment of Edward Ivory , who1 was for some
Itni ) In prison In London , charged with be-
ng connected with a dynamite plot , and re
cently filled with the ttatc department a de-
nand for an Indemnity of about $100,000.
The proceedings to which Ivory was eub-
eetetl , It has been found , were tegular In
very respect and similar In rvrry point to
hoset that would be Imposed In the case of
any foreigner or native of the United States.
Mi'Klnlcy'N VIMV Siulillillnrxr. .
WASHINGTON. April 20. The Kentucky
horoughbred , Bismarck , jr. , which was
> urchaeed for the president come time ago
> y a gentleman In Cincinnati , arrived at the
white house stables today. The Itorre U a
H'atitlful animal , spirited , but \\ell \ broken
and trained. The home thowed no 111 effects
rom Its trip and soon after 4 o'clock Mr.
McKlnley took his firm rideaxtrldi > Its back.
Mr. llclClnlcy la very fond of horn-lack
Wilrn < lon of l.ulmr.
WASHINGTON. April 20. The executive
ouncll of the Federation of Labor continued
la iczslon here today. Tuo questions din-
cussed related mainly to the policy to be
mmicd by the tiailex unions nvrr employ ) s
vhcn called upon 4o da work other than
bat fur wliich they wore
Gallant Colonel Wins a Courageous Battle
Against Fusion Forces.
Ticket Headed by the Union Vetomn if
Triumphantly Elected.
Conglomerate Cohorts Fail in an Assault oil
Omaha's Oity Hall ,
Assistance of His Oity Hall Gang Doesn't '
Save the Popocrats.
Burkloy and Lobsck Survivors of the
Medley They Ban With.
Itnlii Ilol.lN tin * Vote Down , but
Omaha Urilfi'niN lUcir from ( lie
TliriMit of Frco Silver
, i Domination.
For Mayor . FRANK ! R. MOORKS
For City Clerk . MKKfHKU HIOIIY
For City Treasurer . A. O. HOWARDS
For Comptroller. . . .JOHN N. WKST1IIC1K !
For Police Judge . S. 1. CORDON
For Tax Commissioner .
For Connrllnifii
First Ward . HRNI3ST STUI1T
.SiTOlid Ward . W. W. IUNC.IIAM
Fourth Ward . W. F. HKCHUL
Sixth Ward . .MYRON IJ. KARIl
S.-ventli . Ward . I ) . T. MOUNT
Kghtli Ward . FRANK J. lll'UKLICY
Nluth Ward . OHORUH M10RCER
These are the men who will administer the
public affairs of Omaha during the next
three years. The election yesterday was a
triumph for good government and the re
publican ticket. In spite of the drenching
rain that reduced the vote to a minimum and
operated to materially lessen the republican
majority , and notwithstanding the treachery
of rjroateh and his allies , who liavo persist
ently knifed Frank 13. Moorcs during the
campaign , the entire republican ticket wan
elected with tho- possible exception of two
councllmcn. Colonel Moores boat Howcll by
over 200 votes , and the other candidates won
out over their fusion opponents by decisive
majorities. The only consolation left to the
fusion crowd was the election of Charles O.
Lobeck and Frank J. Uurldcy as couucilmcn
from the Fifth and Eighth wards , re
The result was a tremendous surprise to
Howcll and bis supporters. During the last
two weeks the fusion malingers had remorse
lessly sacrificed the Interests of the other
candidates In a desperate effort to elect a
mayor. When the day that was to decide
the battle dawned through a pouring rain
that continued until the middle of the after
noon they believed that the victory was al
ready won and openly bojsled of tliclr suc
cess. Hut in spite of the fact that thousands
of republicans would not come through the
lain to cast their ballots , the rank and fllo
of the party met the emergency and their
victory was most significant as indicating
what n landslide it would have been had the
sunshine been less tardy.
The light vote was the most remarkable
'eature of the contest. During the forenoon
scarcely one-fourth of the registered vote
was polled and the hope ; ; of tliu fualonlsts
ran high. Hut by the middle of the afternoon
the clouds dropped away and during tlie
remainder of the day there were general re
publican galna.
When the polls closed there was nothing
o definitely Indicate tlio result. Doth sldcw
were confident , but admitted Hint the fight
was close. The returns favored Mixircs from
the first and before 10 o'clock his election
iccamit a certainty. Howcll conceded Moorcs *
election nt 10 o'clock and went home , but
ils lieutenants remained an hour later hnp-
ng that the few mloalng precincts would
show rehiiltR that would give them soma
ground for hope , They were disappointed
and by 11 o'clock the news of the republican
Ictoty was known all over the city. Tha
tows was received with general satisfaction
except by tlioto who had followed the for-
imu ! of the fusion combination , The re
publicans were especially ulatcd. They hud
von one of the moat bitter local fights of re
cent years against a powerful combination
of thu democrats , populists and silver rc-
mbllcans , and this tinder the most advcrao
circumstances , Their cheers could bo heard
on every htrcet coiner and here and there
groups of cnthuelaatlc men shook each oth-
r'u Imndu and went homo happy ,
The paving Intersection bonds were not
overlooked by the voters and they carried by
n overwhelming majority.
In the following tables will be found tlio
vote on mayor by precincts throughout the
Ity , compared with Urn vote for MacColl and
lolcnmb of last fall.
HowMac - Hoi-
reclnct. Moorea. Coll. comb.
'IW . 115- IIS 117 177
.Second . OS 4 ! ) C4
Third . 50 133 67 US
til 82 134
i nil 120 m
Klxth . 5i : tu in
Seventh . . . . . 1 133
JlKhth . CO 72 114
Totalx f.0 7S2 C'2
How- MacHoi -
I'rcrlnut. Moorc-H. ell. Coll. comb.
l-'lrnt M IIS IH 164
KeconU Ill KS 115 10
Tlilrd m 113 107 lf

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