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England Threatens to Withdraw Under
Certain Conditions ,
Bultan Must Not Oocupj Province Till
Indemnity in Paid.
Otherwise Powers Must Oonduot Affairs
Without John Bull's ' Aid.
Sc\eii ThuUHiitiil Mure Soiillerx Sent to
ami Sultan I'romlMUH
Nut tn I.e. ! Uii on
Ilia Grip.
' 'LONDON , May 2C. A special dispatch
from Athens saje that Great Britain has
declared Iti Intention to abandon the coiir
cert of the powera if It be determined that
the occupation ot Thcssaly by Turkish
troops ehall bo prolonged until Greece shall
have paid the war Indemnity demanded by
, Turlcy. ;
The Athens correspondent of the Times
Daju : It la believed that complications have
arisen , owing to the advocacy by some of
the powers , Including Russia , of a Turkish
occupation of Thcssaly until the Indemnity
la ipald and to England's firm resistance to
such n project. The Greek government Is.
preparing for a probable renewal of the
; war.
A dispatch to the Times from Larlssa says
the Impression Is general among the Turkish
troops that there will be more fighting. A
brigade of Redlfs has started for Phourka ,
armed with Mausers.
A dispatch to the Standard from Athene )
Bays the munclpal authorities have con
ferred the freedom of the city on General
Illccottl Garibaldi and Amlllcarc Cipriani ,
the Italian socialist leader , In recognition
of thtlr "eminent services In the field. "
The Constantinople correspondent ot the
Btandnrd says :
The grand vlzlcr on Saturday submitted a
report to the sultan relating that the whole
* of Islam was determined to retain Thessdly ,
Adding : "Your majesty proved victorious In
Armenian and other matters , when you
firmly refused to bo dictated to by Europe ;
therefore , you should be equally flrnf on this
occasion. Yet , If my views are not palale-
oblo to your majesty , 1 bee of you to accept
Biy resignation. "
It now appears that the armistice was
originally for three days nnd nothing but
the vigor of the powers secured an exten-
elon to two weeks.
The story Is turrcnl that a wounded Turk
ish soldier at Ylldlz liovpltal , on being In-
.Vllcd by the sultan to proffer a dying request ,
implored him not to yield up Thessaly. The
eultan turned paio and his eyes filled wfth
Seyfulla Bey , chief of staff to the sultan ,
nnd the Von iloltkc of the campaign , haa
been summoned to Constantinople to give the
liillltary the benefit of his advice.
The Athens correspondent of the Standard
reports an Interview with 'M. Ralll , in the
course of which the premier said he was
.Very grateful to England for her finances ,
ds this might effect the saving of the corn
crop , valued at 6,000,000. If the Turkish
troops withdrew within fti fortnight the crop
might be harvested , but If the withdrawal
/were / delayed for a month the whole w.cild
be sacrificed , entailing a loss to Greece oi
quite 2,000,000 , since If the crop were losl
the government would be obliged to feed
the peasants and to Incur other expenses.
l With reference to the alleged loan ne
gotiations M. Ralll said the proposal was
merely to renew the treasury bonds author
ized by the former minister tor war pur
Siilttni ProinlMen Minister * to Retain
Illn Hold on < lmt Province.
LONDON , May 26. The aspect of the east
ern affairs is less peaceful. Turkey Is send
ing 7,000 more troops to Thessaly and It Is
Bald that the sultan has promised his min
isters not to relax Ills hold upon that pro-
.rlnco. The note of the powers certainly
does not yield on a single point , and stnlct
oven that the peace conference must be held
at Constantinople and not at Pharsalla , but
the sincerity of both Germany and Russia
is doubted , and any sign of dissension among
the powers encourages far more obstinacy on
the part of the sultan. It Is reported from
Vienna that Emperor Nicholas has advisee1
King George , for hla own safety , to appolnl
n military governor with exceptional pow
ers , and to concentrate 8,000 troops at Ath
ens.A dispatch to the Dally News 'from ' Con
stantinople says that the Identical note ol
the powers , which wan presented to the
Turkish government yesterday embodying
the terms ot peace to which they will agree
declines to permit the abolition of the ca
pitulations In the case of Greek subjects 01
the annexation of Thessaly , but U mud :
milder lu tone than was at first understood
The correspondent of the Times says the
jioto expresses the views of the powers "li
a deferentially suggestive form. "
A dispatch to the Dally News from Con
etantlnoplo says the porto has prepared c
petition lu Greek and Turkish to be signet
l y the Inhabitants of Thcssaly , praying te
1)0 ) placed under the rule of the sultan.
A dispatch to the Dally Mall from VIcnni
rays that the Turkish government ban mob
illzcd 50,000 additional troops. which an
In readlncsa to advance Into Thessaly , am
that the government Is making active prep
aratlons for u Turkish administration of Hi
province. ,
I iiil in1 - H Uit > ICniperor t <
flmiine UlN Altitude.
CONSTANTINOPLE , May 26. The with
drawal of Germany's objections to the col
Icctlvo note of the powers en the subject o
peace between Turkey and Crcece was dui
to the representations which the powers
especially Hubslu , made to Berlin , Ger
many , In addition to objecting to sign tin
Hole until Greece consented tn abide by th <
terms agreed upon , objected to the Indent
ulty clau u. being opposed to the princlpl
of Indemnity being settled forthwith on tti
babla of the present resources of Greece.
This attitude upon the part of Germany I
ftttilbuted to a deslro to rearrange the Grecl
UniinceE In a manner giving better bccurlt ;
to the German bondholders. The adheeloi
of Germany to the action of the powers li
this respect has greatly relieved the eltuu
Turk * Violate ( lir ArnilMlce.
ATHENS , May 26. A dispatch from La
tula today gaye that 300 Ghegs Intruded upo :
the neutral zone , but were driven bark b
the Greek gendarmerie. Crown Prince Con
B'.untlno has strongly protected against th !
intrusion as a violation of the ormUtlcc.
Will Not CH to TheMkiily.
Kelson A. Miles , U. 6 , A. , who left th
United States with ( he Intention ot observ
Ing the draeco-TurkUh war , mated ycitct
d y lor Athens with his suite. The geucrt
has abandoned his proposed trip to Thessaly.
Captain 0. G. Schrlvcn , U. S. A. , the
United States military attache at Rome , who
was recently appointed to fill the post of
military attache at Constantinople as well ,
loaves this city for Thoiiialy tomorrow.
ItiNiilfn M. Until , Who Promptly Hnn
Him Arri-Nlvd.
ATHENS , May 26. An exciting scene took
place at the ministry of marine today. Slg.
dt Felice , the Italian socialist leader , rudely
accosted and Insulted M , Ralll , the Greek
premier. The latter Immediately BUmmonctl
the police and had Dt Felice put on board ot
an Italian vessel with the request that ho
be not again allowed to eet toot In Greece.
When Big. dl Kcllcc was being conducted
under arrest to the Piraeus to bo placed on
the Italian war ship Sarldegcna , a number ot
the Garlbaldlans attempted to rescue him
and a free tight occurrco , In which a soldier
nnd a civilian were severely wounded. Aa
soon as ho was aboard the Ironclad Dl Kcllco
was liberated at the request ot the Italian
minister , the duke of Avcrna , on his solemn
promtso to quit Greece without provoking
further Incidents.
Pence NrKOtliitlutiN t Tnkcit Up
liy Tin-in IiiMtetuI of ( Jri'i-iM- .
CONSTANTINOPLE , May 26. The col-
lectlvo note of the powers , presented yester
day to the Turkish government , besides proposing -
posing conditions for permanent peace be
tween Turkey and .Greece , concludes with
Inviting the Porte to negotiate with the am
bassadors with reference thereto. The reply
of the government of Turkey U momentarily
expected. _ _
Ilnviinit I'npcr UiiIoiulH ItHclf of n Pciv
AVorilK Til at lliu-ii.
HAVANA , 'Mny ' 26. El Dlaro de la ( Marina
In a leading editorial today says : "Wo see
In the American newspapers that there are
certain social classes In the United States
who arc not alive to the Importance of the
advice , 'Don't monkey with the lion's tall. "
These classes are remarkable for the quick
ness In which they evade Jurisdiction in. af-
falra which , like the Cuban war , are ex
clusively the affairs of Spain.
"Tho persistence with \\hlch they recog
nize the belligerency of the Inourgenta la
crazy and ridiculous. The Important con
servative Interests of the United States
should not forget that the patience of Spain
may soon become exhausted. The Spanlah
government has given abundant proofs of Its
good will by Ignoring the many Inconveni
ences that have been caused by resolutions
in congress. Those Interests ought to be
thankful to us for our abnegation. We have
suffered. Hut In case the sword should be
unsheathed Spain would certainly not be
the heaviest loser In the fight.
"Spalnt has sent 200,000 men to Cuba to
settle a domestic difficulty. What would
she not do In the event of a foreign war
with the nation which for a century has
abused our patience by Ignoring Spanish
honor and chivalry ? President McKlnley
should consider this carefully and If he Is
to deal with , us as enemies let him take
the advice of an enemy and no longer trifle
with us. "
I.HnTiitH Would Never Consent to < lie
Kaliof Culm.
MADRID , May 26. ItIs understood lhat
Scnor Sagasta , the liberal leader , will soon
publish an important statement in which
ho will announce his unalterable opposition
to the Bale of Cuba and his unyielding sup
port to the maintenance ot the Integrity of
Spanish territory. Tlie Senor Del
Canovas Del Castillo , denies the existence ot
of a cabinet crisis and says that he is rc-
polveil to remain in office in spite ot the
ab&ontatlon ot the opposition from taking
part In the sessions of the Cortes.
The budget committee hns reported favor
ably on the projected loan with the Almadcn
quicksilver mines as security , and has also
reported fa\oiably on the financial measures
proposed to meet the expenses of the wars.
L ConieK to Confer with
1 PHILADELPHIA , May 26. Advices from
Cuba were received by the local Junta today
to the effect that General Gomez will tem
porarily resign ns commander of the insur
gent forces and come to this country a ;
" ( secretary of war pro tern" of the Cuban re.
public to confer with President McKlnley
on the Cuban situation. During bis absence
General Garcia will command.
Hfci-pdoii lo Ciilinnn.
( Copyright , JM7 , by Press Publishing Company. )
KINGSTON , Jamaica , May 26. ( Now York
World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The
Cuban general , Salcedo , awl six men , who
left Cuba In art open boat , landed near Port
Marltn and were Immediately seized and
sent to quarantine , a mile from shore. They
had undergone great hardships and theli
treatment on landing la considered scandal
Complain * on Ailnilnlntrntlnii of the
I'1) ! in I lie F u nil.
LONDON , May 26. Lord Rndetock , secre
tary ot the Society for the Christian succor
of India , has received a letter from Rev. J.
O. Denning , an American clergyman at Nar-
elngpur , relative to the dishonesty and
Incompetcncy ot the natives , who are admin
istering the famine fund. Mr. Dennlngs says
that owing to the action of the Hindoo mem
bers of .the local district committee , not a
single half penny has reached the poor Hln-
r doos. Ho adds that the members of this
i committee opposed all relief of children on
the ground that the only orphanage ls
} Christian , and that to help the children
i would bo helping the Christians.
] < > tile I al Ceremony of TroopliiK of the
' Colorx.
LONDON , May 26. The official celebra
tion of the queen's birthday was observed
today In London with the usual clcelng ol
the courts and government offices , the ringIng -
Ing of the church bells , a display ot flags ,
artillery salutes and the ceremony of troopIng -
Ing the 'colors In the Horse Guards parade
In which the colonial troops now In London
took part. Although this ceremony wai
somewhat marred by rain , It was wltnesset
by throngs of people. The New Soutt
Wales and other detachments of colonial
troops participated. The royal family wai
largely represented at the trooping of ttx
llai'iiey Ilitrimtu III.
LONDON , May 20. A sharp drop In tin
Darnato group of South African eecurlttct
was occasioned today by a dispatch fron
Capetown stating that Barney Darnato wai
Buffering from nervous prostration and thai
his friends had found It necessary to placi
him under restraint. Uarnatu's London rep
resentatlvo , however , Bald later In the daj
that ho had received a cablegram statlnt
that liarnato was suffering from a light at
tack of capo fever , but his condition was no
llejeotcil ! > > the Can Him Vote ,
LONDON , * May 26 , A dispatch to th <
Dally Mall from IHoemfontalnc , Orange Fret
State , South Africa , nays that the Rand
after a debate lasting several days , baa re
Jrcted by the casting vote of the chairman
a proposition to restrict the franchlsi
granted to the Ultlanders. President Bteyi
supported the proposal , which was evl
dcntly the outcome of the recent visit o
President Krugcr.
Arrive * lit London.
1 LONDON , May 26. John W , Foster , wh <
comes to England an the representative o
the United State * to see what arrangement
I can bo made to preserve the seals In Alaska
water * , arrived at Southampton today ,
Oabinot Ministers Give Their Opinions on
Present Conditions.
Jreece HUM No Money io Pay Indem
nity ami Cannot Spare a Knot
of Territory an n
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ATHENS , May 26. ( New York World Ca-
egram Special Telegram. ) The following
atementa ftom Premier Ralll nnd his fcl-
nv members of the cabinet constitute an
mclal government declaration of Greece's
resent position. All nre signed except the
no handed to mo by M , Slmopoulos , mlnls-
e-r of finance , who guarantees hla statement ,
ut declines to put hla name to It became
10 figures are only estimates and not exact.
ho originals are forwarded by mall.
ATHENS , 'May 20. Greece should not bo
ensured for the Inactivity of her navy , nor
iculd European powers be blamed. They
Id not restrain our ships ; Christianity did :
ad we bombarded thc'.r seaports ami
esiean IslandP , the Turks would have mas-
ncreil the Christiana there , as they mas
tered the Armenians. Could we have n-ed
ur navy the result would he different. The
owera know our poverty and 1 do not tear
n unjust decision. KALLt ,
'rime Minister nnd Minister ot the Navy.
ATHENS , May 20. The story of the war Is
Imple. The Tuiks mnsracred Greeks In
rote It was Mohammedan against ChrlP-
.in , and we sent forces to protect our sub-
ucts. The powers permitted our ttoops to
and nnd thus recoKn'zed ' the nation's right
0 protect its own. The powers repented ami
locktnled Ciete. This was foolish. Had
he powers -wished to punish Greece they
Sould have acted directly against Greece ,
ot np ! > lnst Crete. The whole affair hade
o significance , but It hail disastrous erects
ectsIt aroused great public Indignation
ver the situation of the Chrlstt-ins In
tele , nnd nn alleged patriotic society with
1 large and Ignorant membership made
apltal out of this abnormal display of com-
r.on sympathy , and preached war.
Greece had no national grievance ncalnst
Turkey , and without blundering Interference
he Cretan affair would nave been ouietly
eltled by the two parties Interested. But
Europe gave the patriotic society a chance
o asltate. nnd thus forced Greece , unjire-
mred. into disastrous War. The former
alnlstry weakly opposed the society , but
mil not the courage to resign. I expected
he resu't. We liave been beaten by su-
> erlor Turkish members nml superior for-
lun strategy. Now we must make the best
Min'sler ' of ForHcn Affairs.
ATHENS , Mny 2-3. The nnttlot'c ' war ot
lefense has fucked our colters dry and Im
poverished the nation. It has co"t S7r,00,000
cash already , without nioro fighting , and
til ! cost $12.000COO. The ircnernl IOFH is tre
mendous not less than $32,000,000. We can
not cede nnv territory nor pay any money.
: f we should pay Indemnity , wo sho.M havpi
o default In the payment of the national
Kinds and the European holders of them
vould" IOKP for the profit of Turkey. The
oss of Thessalv means n falling off ot
.000,000 from the ordinary revenue.
The war has not cost Turkey proportion
ately. The Turkish trobp ? are never paid :
ours nre. Besides , the Turks captured
M.000,000 pounds of flour. They have .Ived
well.Tho ( foregoing Is from M. Slmopoulos , tbo
minister of finance. He guarantees the
statement , but declines to sign It because
lis conservative estimates are not exact
figures ) .
ATHENS , May 2G From a military point
of view , Greece lo t by opposing vastly su
perior numbers with an Ill-supplied , hastily
mobilized mob of recruits , handicapped by
a lack of horses and without cavalry the
eyes of an army. It was like pitting a boy
against a man with telescope ? .
The Greek Is brave , and ! f trained is the
best soldier In Europe , nnd Intelligent. The
Turk fights wel' . He is a fatalist. Danth
n battle means pure paradise to him.
Against such fanaticism old troops were
needed. The Greeks have no annual field
maneuvers , lack of which prevented the
training of ofllcers and Then' . The mlvtakea
of our generals would not have been made
If they had been accustome-d to the handling
of large bodies of men. We will take a les
son from adversity nnd be prepared. We
cannot yield to Turkey the frontier strategic
points , for brlfrands would utilize th m to
ravage Thessaly , moreover , new defenses
cost heavily.
The who'e war was little actalnst bip.
Ciown Prince Constantlne had 30,000 troop- *
DKalnst 70,000 , directed bv the masterly mind
of the beet tactician of nny European na
tion not Turkey. Furthermore , ho had
eleven batterlos to silence twenty.
TSAMADO3 Minister of Wnr.
ATHENS. May 2G. Equity demands that
Greece , defeated , be held scathless. Moura-
vieft , the Russian foreign minister , can
vassed the powers before the beginning of
hostilities , and announced that the ag
gressor , If victorious , could not be allowed
one pitlmmlo of sail nor one drachma of
money from the vanished. If this IB PO ,
Turkey must Immediately evacuate Thes-
faly , for Turkey was the agsrpssor , tech
nically nnd actual'.y. She declared war
without justification. Turkey mnv claim
two occurrences ns euch , the landing of
Greek trooi > s In Crete nnd later the crossing
Into Turkey of some armed bands. The
Cretan proposition cannot stand , bccalioo the
powers authorized the landing by per
mitting it. because later they terminated
Crete as n cause for war by the blockade ,
and because International law recognizes
the right of n nation to protect its co-re-
IlKionlsts anywhere from massacre. Greece
attempted this. The ; so-called Invasion of
Turkey by Greek hands cannot hold , as the
Moslems claim. The few men crossed
against the effort of Greek government and
were not Greek subjects , certainly not
Greek soldiers. They mostly were Mace
donian ! ! , subjects of the sultan. If the
powers allow power to five way to right ,
Greece has nothingto fear from the de
Minister of Justice.
ATHI-JNS , May 28 , The war has been ono
of the Cross agalnxt the Crescent , with
Europe against Christ. The powers per
mitted our troops to land to protect Chris
tians In Crete , thnn blockniled us. The- very
day the Biiltan's foreign policemen landed In
Canen , Christian blood flowed. The coun
try hns received n ten years' setback. AH
schools of Thessaly have been destroyed ,
We had been malting great progress In com
mon education. If the powers give Turkey
one foot of Greece , enlightenment will be
by BO much retarded , and th Christians
Imperiled. EIJTAXIA ,
Minister of Education and Religion.
ATHENS. May 20. We don't know ,
naturally , the disposition the powers -will
moke hut I believe they will take intq
earnest consideration the already poor fate
of Greece , and not Impose too heavy con
ditions. If they Fhould do FO , Greece can
do nothing' hut call even- man for national
defense , anil at Thermopylae endeavor to
repeat the deeds of old. Our taxes now arc
higher than the peonle can stand. A high
Indemnity IB Impossible , even had the UK-
urosi-or. Turkey , the rlslit to demand It.
ligyond the natural clamor of n disappointed
people , them will be no rnternul disorder
upon the dlsbnndment of the army.
Minister of the Interior.
Governor Ilolcomlioiuex Men ( o At
end Suit 1/aUe Catherine' .
LINCOLN , May 26. ( Special Telegram. )
The following have been appointed by Gov
crnor Holcomb as delegates to attend th
ninth convention of the Transmlsslrslpp
Commercial congress to be held at Salt Lake
City , Utah , commencing Wednesday , Julj
14 , 1897 : George W. Doane , Omaha ; W. F
Hay ward , Chadron : John C. Sprecher , Schuy
lor ; R. A. Hatty. Hastings ; George W. Merge
Lincoln ; John H , MacColl , Lexington ; W. H
Thompson , Grand Island ; C. J. Dowlby
Crete ; Joseph Redman , Omaha ; W. F
Wright , Bethany ; Fred D. Race , Omaha. .
Troubled of n Day.
ST. JOSEPH , May 26. The St. Josepl
Furniture Manufacturing- company ha
failed for something over $30,000. Silas Me
Donald , jr. , was named aa trustee for th
benefit of creditor : ) , all of whom are St
Joseph banks and private Individuals , Th
company wux organized In 1S92 with a pal
uo capital of K-0.000 and bus conducted
general furniture manufacturing business.
New AniliitNKititnr lo Prnitce Meets
( *
PARIS , May 26. President' ' -tttro formally
received 'tho United Staffs antWaador , Gen
eral Horace Porter , todiy.
Shortly before 6 o'clock . squadron of
Ultasslcrs , with threap can ages , one of
hem containing M. Crosier the director
f the protocol , and MMallard - , the Intro-
ucer of Mr. Porter , droyc up to the house
n the Rue do Madrid , tvhcro General Por-
er Is residing as the Rucst of General
Vlnslow , to escort the United States am-
assador to the Elysco palace. On arriving
ho municipal band played the "Marsel-
also" and the guard on duty presented
mis. General Porter alighted at the en-
ranee and was Immediately Introduced to
'resident Faure and presented his crcdcn-
tals. The document was worded as fol-
ows :
William McKlnley , President of the
United States of America , to His Excel-
ency. Felix Fauro , President of the French
Republic : Great and Gotxl Friend I have
nado choice of Horace Porter , one of our
'Istlnculnhed citizens , to reside near the
ovcrnmtnt of your excellency In the qual-
.y of ambassador extraordinary nnd picnl-
otcntlnry ot the United States of America.
Io Is well Informed as to the Interests of
he two countries and of our sincere desiree
o cultivate to the fullest extent the friend-
hip which has FO lonfr subsisted between
s. My knowledge of his high quality and
blltly gives me entire confidence that he
vlli constantly endeavor to advance the In-
crests nnd prosperity of both governments
mil render his mission acceptable to your
xcollancy. I request your excellency to rc-
clve him favorably and give full credence
o what he shall say In our behalf and to
he assurances I have charged him to con-
'cy to you ot ( lie best wishes of this ROV-
rnment for the prosperity of France. May
3od have your excellency In His wise keep-
' ng. Your good friend ,
Washington , Marcli 31 , 1S37.
General Porter , In prceenttng-'uls creden-
lals , said In French :
Monsieur le President : I have tlu honor
0 present you with a loiter accrediting mo
inibassndor extruonllnaiy and plenlpoten-
lory of the United S.ates of-America. It IB
1 source of extreme gratification to me to
> e permitted to ha a rcpresuntatlve to the
- hlef republic of the od ! world. I have been
charged with the very agreeable duty of
conveying to you lliovc.onllnl good wishes
of the eminent citizen recently Inaugurated
chief magistrate 6f 'the United States of
America , nnd to aswure-you of the profound
regard he entertains for you personally and
) f the high esteem In which he holds tha
laople of France. The similarity of the
01 ms of government of our lespettlve coun-
rles , th ( ! belief Indulged Ih by both in lib
eral policies nnd the , deep Interest felt by
? ach In the freedom , rights and welfare of
ts citizens , have created between our people
enduring bonds of sympathy. The alliance
entered Into by both 'countries ' when the
American republic was' Ihilts Infancy , the
) loodshed in common In lha'cause of human
iberty nnd the traditional friendship con-
inued through so lonj ? ti jMJrloQ have estnb-
Ished relations of nmitywhich time should
never be permitted to efface.
I take pleasure In nsauflnff von that I
should not Jeprosent faithfully the sen 11-
nents of my government or'of the American
people if I failed to employ .every endeavor
on my part to fos'er and strengthen the In
tercourse which now Ijapplly exists between
our sister republics.
President Fauro replied In somewhat simi
lar terms , expressed satisfaction at the uen-
timenta and assurances General Porter had
uttered , and . acaurcd" ! Him ho would find
France well disposed to second him in his
efforts , and , thatfivery facility would be
given him to accomplish lib mission.
General Porter then..presented Henry Vlg-
naud , secretary of the United States em-
basoy , ; , : E. E. Scott , , the second secretary ;
Cnlnnrl , . . S. . . , . (1. Kellogg , the _ United Starr.- '
military attache , and Lieutenant Simma , the
United States naval * attache. Th.e..cere
mony/ lasted a quarter .of ah hour.
When General Porter , withdrew the mu
nicipal , band played "The Washington Post
March. ? ' The ambassador returned to the
Rue de Madrid , with , the game ceremonial ,
escorted by the squadron orculracslero. Gen
eral Porter later called upon M. Hlinotaux ,
the minister for foreign affairs.
An unprecedented Incident occurred upon
the occasion of the presentation of General
Porter's credentials. The ambassador wanted
to. dellver _ hie ( speech at the Etysee palace ,
In English , as the retiring ambassador , Mr.
Eustls , had done , but the , director of the
protocol insisted that he must speak in
French , and General' Porter was obliged
to submit. Although on some previous oc
casions United States ministers have spoken
in French , this Is the first time the point
was raised and formally maintained by the
AmliKloiiH to Murder the Cxnr.
BERLIN , May 26. TJio tokal Anzeigcr of
Alx-la-Chapellc today publfslied a dispatch
from St. Petersburg allying that a young
artisan had been arrested in the park ot
Tearkoo-Selo , seventeen miles south of St.
Petersburg , where the summer residence of
the emperor Is located , with a dagger and
a revolver in hla possession. The prisoner
said he wanted to murder the czar , become
Vi hflnccd''lika other "heroes , "
Five IiielieM of HaliiiFall lit Troy Ii
n KeiVj Ilo'urn. .
TROY , Kan , , May 26. Flvo Inches of rain
fell In this vicinity between midnight and
2 o'clock this afternoon , pausing heavy dam
age to growing : crops. ' Terrific lightning
prevailed in the morning , nnd-eevoral houses
were shattered , All.'Small streams are ou
cf their banks and wsohoutu have resulted on
the St. Joseph & Gra'nd and the Bur
lington roads. No trains were run today
between here and Wathena.
EIJ PASO , Tex. , May 26. The Rio Grande
continues to rleo , and'an , army of men are ;
strung out on Sixth street working .on the
new levee , iwhlch waa thrown up Monday
when the old ono was ifroken. This morn
Ing all the bells In' Juarez were rung to
call out the people to check a break In the
Juarez levee , and Hie Mexican troopa sta
tloned in Juarez were put to work to save
the 'Mexican end of the car bridge. The
bridge was Eaved , as was , also the Juarc ;
levee. At noon today thoj Wee In front 0
City Recorder O. palterson's residence
'broko and the waters rushed Into the houne
almost drowning the recorder and a frlem
who was with him. Hla-r&I enco was weshci
away , together with aj dozen other bouses
In the neighborhood. V' '
Ili'IeiiHvil IlanU : Cuyhle < i Hi * I'ut on
KANSAS CITY , Ma 26.- An unusual legal
proceeding is about tp Ho tarted In Kansas
City. When Governor Stevens , on Sunday
last , extended exe < futjvo cli nienety to Cashier
Sattley of the defunct Kanpas City Safe Deposit -
posit and Savings ba ik , af cr ho had Fervei
less than half hla four y ar ' sentence fo
complicity lu the fprgerii s which wreckei
the bank , a storm of protest * arcse. By thi'B
Protestants strong pressureihas been brougb
to bear upon the local authorities and aa a
result It is announced that Prosecutor Lowe
proceeded against fiattle } on twenty-nlnt-
( Me [ merits still standing against him. Thee
cases will be. set for'trjahal the ( all term
of court and the prosecutor will apply to
Governor Stevens for , a inquisition to brink
Sattley back from California. Sattley Is sup
poued to be In Los Ancelc , where his wife
Is lying very 111. Prosecutor Lowe declares
had ho known that Sattley'e pardon wai
proposed ho would have had an officer a
the penitentiary gates , armed with warrants
for his rearrest.
J. C. Darrarh , president of the bank , who
was 'Indicted jointly with Sattley , la etil
to be tried , tha case being postponed fron
time to time.
Wnrraiitu fur Father and
CHICAGO , Slay 26. Osrow W. Clapp , one
a well known nnd wealthy board of trud
operator , and his son , Pwljrht O. Clapp
were arrested today at the request of th
New Yoik police department , charged wit
being fugitives from Justice. It la uald the
are wanted In New York to answer to a
charge of illegally transferring property fo
the purpose of defrauding creditor *
In Unimportant Item , but Shows Where
Senators Stand.
' ' Amendment 4o Ileilnce 1'ro-
poxed lint ) ' on lloraclu Acid I'ur-
nlxhi-H tin ; Opportunity The
Amendment IN Detcatcil.
WASHINGTON , May 20. The first vote
on the tariff bill was taken lu the senate
oday. It came after a two-hours' debate on
ho Item of boraclc acid , which , although
comparatively unimportant , afforded an op-
> ortunlty for the first alignment of the varl-
ouu elcmente. Mr. Vest ot Missouri , a demo
cratic member of the finance committee ,
noved to make the rate on boraclc add 3
nstcad of 5 cents a pound , as provided by the
committee. Thru presented a direct Issue be
tween the committee and the opponents of
ho bill. The amendment was defeated , 20
to 34. The vote was largely on party lines.
The debate was participated in by Senators
Vest , Jones of Arkansas , Aldrlcb , Perkins.
White , Caftrcy , Gray and Stewart , Mr.
White , a democratic member of the finance
committee , opposed Mr. Vest's amendment ,
urging that the California Industry required
the rate allowed by the committee. Seven
paragraphs of the bill were considered dur
ing the day , the commit too being sustained
In each Instance.
The resolution was agreed to , authorizing
the secretary of the navy to employ any
iniltablo ship In forwarding relief supplies
to India.
Among the petitions \vas one presented by
Mr. Smith of New Jersey from the liquor
dealers of twenty-one counties In New Jer
sey protesting ogainet the proposed tax on
The final conference report on the Indian
appropriation bill was presented , but not
acted upon. It provides for opening the Un-
compahgro Indian reservation In Utah , re
serving to the United States the asphalt and
gltaonlto lands.
The bill was passed extending time for
building the railroad bridge across the Illi
nois river near Grafton , 111. Also the bill
authorizing a bridge over the Clinch river at
Kingston , Tenn. Mr. Allison ot Iowa caused
the passage of a Joint resolution appropriat
ing $225,000 for deficiencies at the govern
ment printing office.
Debate occurred over the chartering ot
rhlps to carry relict siif piles to India. Mr.
Chandler ot New Hampshire endeavored to
get a vote on his proposition to send the sup
plies by any suitable ship.
Mr. Morgan of Alabama Insisted that
American ships under the /American flag be
employed. He favored naturalizing two for
eign-built ships , "even If It does grind on
some gentlemen who monopolize the coast
wise trade in steamshlpi. "
Mr. Gray ot Delaware also urged that the
"white winged messengers of peace and
benevolence should bear the American flag. "
Mr. Stewart of Nevada said this sending of
grain wcs a charity , and yet here senators
were discussing what display we could make
how we could advertise ourselves and how
Ihe American' flag could bo used as an Incident
" " "
dent to charity. ' * '
, Mr. Fry.odcclared that the proposition of
Mr. MorgarT'wccj a" scheme "originatingwith
Hogan & Sons , New York , shipowners , who
were seeking to make a bargain as an Inci
dent to this charity , by which two of their
foreign-built ships would secure permanent
American registries.
A motion by Mr. Morgan to table the
Chandler proposition was defeated , 18 to 40
and the Joint resolution was then passed. Mr
Sowell ot New Jersey made a brief am
vigorous statement that this American bene
faction should go under the American flag
and Mr , Morgan added : "Tho American flog
is now hauled down. "
The final conference report on the Indian
bill was then agreed to. The tariff bill wis
taken up at 2 o'clock.
Mr. White of California , In behnlt ot the
democratic mcmbem of the finance com
mlttce , submitted a number of tables show
Ing the articles on , which the duties were
from 30 to 70 per cent , from 75 to 100 per
cent and over 100 per cent.
In reply to questions by Mr. White Mr
Aldrlch , In charge of the bill , said ho was
unable to state the average ad valorem rate
of the entire bill or the total number o
amendments proposed.
The formal reading- the bill then began ,
and the senate was thus brought to the poln
of considering the measure by paragraphs
The first amendments wore formal and were
agreed to without question. As soon as
the second page was reached a contest arose
over the amendment propcsed by the finance
committee , raising the duty on "coracle acic
from 4 to C cents per pound.
Mr. Vest of Missouri moved to substitute
3 cents. After a lengthy debate , the Ves
amendment was defeated , 20 to 34 as fol
lows :
Yeas Democrats :
ncrry. Gray , r.iGco < > ,
( . artery. Jones , Ituwllns ,
Chllton , I Kenncy , Hoacli ,
Clnyton , Llnflsny , Smith ,
Cockrell , Morgan , Turple
Gorman , Murphy , Vest.
\Valthall. ' i
Popllst :
Nays Republicans : f
Aldrlch , Koraker , Penrore
AllUon , 1'Tyo. Perking ,
llahcr , Onlllng-er , Plan ( Conn. )
HurrottS , Ocar. Platt ( N. Y )
Cnrter. Hunna , Quay ,
Cliamller , . IlniiBlirough , hhoiip ,
Cullom , Huwley , Hpoontr
Davis , LoilKe , Warner
UlUInn , McMillan , Wllbon.
KalrliunkB , Nelson ,
Democrats ;
MoHncry , White ,
Silver Republican :
Cannon ,
Populists :
Jones , Stewart 34.
The following were the pairs , the flrs
named would have voted for and the las
named against the Vest resolution : Dante
and Prltchard , Turner and Hoar , Pcttua
and McBrlde , Mallory and Proctor , Martin
and Mantle , Mitchell and Sowell , Tlllman
and Thurston , Harris ( Kan. ) and Clark
Uato and Doboe , Harris ( Ttnn. ) and Merrill
rill , George and Wolcott , Uacon and Wet
more. Mills and Mason , Butler and Welllnu
All the republicans voted or were palrcc
against the Vest amendment , BO that they
presented a solid front. Two democrats
McErney of Louisiana and Whlto of Call
fornla , voted with the republicans. Al
other democrats voted or were paired to
the Vest amendment. Heltfeld , ipopullst
voted with the democrats ; Duller and Turner
populists , were paired with republicans
Stewart , populist , voted with the repub
HcaiiH , as did Jones of Nevada and Cannon
silver republican. Pettlgrew , silver rcpub
llcan , was absent and not paired , Kyle , In
dependent popullat. wan absent and unpaired
Halo , republican , and Kaulkner , democrat
were absent and no pairs announced fo
The committee provision fixing the rate
on poraclc acid at G cents per pound was
then agreed to. I
When the next Item , alcoholic perfumery
cologne , etc. , wae reached , Mr , Vest movec
to restore the old rates of $2 per gallon am
Lo per cent ad valorem. The uinendrnen
was defeated.
Mr. Gray , democrat of Delaware , resisted
the committee amendment on bleaching
powder or chloride of llmo at ooe-quarte
of 1 cent per pound , After noino discussion
the paragraph went over.
At C o'clock the tariff bill was laid asldo
paragraph 8 , page 3 , having been reached
An egreerncut was reached that a vote b
akcn on the conference report on the sun-
ry civil bill at 2 o'clock tomorrow.
At G:32 : p. m. the ecnate held an executive
csslon , and afterward adjourned ,
Klrc nnd I'liMtirnup Hie G
UaiiKri-K tn Tlmlier Innd
WASHINGTON , May 26. The
has sent to the eonate the detailed
orcstry made by the commlttc <
National Academy ot Science at
if the secretary of the Interior ,
loncluslons of the committee were ,
n an abstract furnished by theffjlco /
ome weeks ago. The report
alls aa to European cxpcrlmcnflBHMlng
ho Influence upon climate and Rirci'is = How
mid says the figures dcmonstrAtc a consliler-
\ble progressive reduction In tlie mean an-
tual , the flood and the lowest water levels"
upon all the chief rivers draining central
Juropo. Mllllonn of dollars have been ex
pended during recent years In Europe In
hocking the force of floods duo to denuded
mountain slopes by the construction of stone
dams and river beds and planting eod and
rce-s. The committee predicts that similar
expenditures In this country must follow the
lostructlon of mountain forests If the nar
row , valleys of the west are to continue Imblt-
Fire and pasturage arc cited as chiefly
hrcatenlng the reserved forest lands of the
mbllc domain , Illegal timber cutting damage
icing comparatively Insignificant , The com
mittee says the government In permitting
rce pasturage on the public domain to gheep
owners In the public land states and ter
ritories Is clearly unjust to people clae-
vhere , who must own or hire pastures.
Traces of depredations were visible In all the
cservofl visited.
By segregation of these great bodies of re
served lands they cannot be withdrawn from
all occupation and use , but should bo man
aged for the benefit of the people of the
whole country , not for a class or section.
i\s to this the report sajs that under a
strict Interpretation of the Interior depart-
ncnt 40,000,000 acres of land are thus the
oretically shut out from all human occupa-
lon or enjoyment , a condition of affairs that
should not continue. Land more valuable
for | ts mineral deposits or agricultural
crops than for Its timber should be taken
rom the reservations and told to miners
and farmers , mature timber should be cut
and should settlers within or adjacent to
the boundaries bo nimble to procure It in
others ways they should be authorized to
: ako such material from reserved forests aa
s necessary for their needs , and prospectors
should be allowed to search the forests for
This general scheme of administration of
forest reserves is submitted : A forestry
bureau Is to be organized under a director ,
who is to be president of an advisory
board consisting of himself , an assistant di
rector and four forest inspectors. It also
provides that the bureau should have a dis
bursing officer , clerks and legal advisers ;
twenty-six head foresters , twenty-six assist
ants , to constitute a permanent corpsa ; 200
raugtrs cud various assistant rangers , the
salary roll calling for an annual appropria
tion of $250,000 with appointive preferences
given West Point graduates. To provide for
the survey of all lands surveyed or to be sur
veyed a board of forest lands Is recom
mended. Holders , corporate or Individual , of
lands In the reserves are to exchange them
for equitable holdings outsUe. As to the
unreaerved forest lands , Shu report urges
withdrawing from sale and entry lands
more valuable ) for timber than for other
purposes end suggests that after survey ,
those tracts ICES valuable for forests be
opened to sale and entry and the remainder
held permanently for the government.
TenUmoiiy All til In the I'roocedliiKH
AKnliiNt Iliivcmeyer.
WASHINGTON , May 26. The government
rested Its case against Henry O. Havcmyer ,
the president of the American Sugar Refin
ing company , shortly after the noon recess
today. Thereupon Mr. Johnson of Philadel
phia , the leading counsel for the defense ,
moved that the judge Instruct the jury to
find the defendant not guilty on nix grounds :
1. That the question aa to local nnd Btnte
contributions of the cape ivus beyond the
Jurisdiction of the senate committee and Im
pertinent. ,
2. That It was not part of Mr. Havemyer'a
duty to examine iccords for the purpose of
answering questions ho could not answer
from memory ,
3. That when data from books or records
are demanded , such books or records are the
best evidence.
4. That the question put to witness was too
broad , covering ii relevant matters.
G. If the witness wan to be held recusant
It was the duty of the committee to warn
him that the question was a committee , not
un Individual question ; and
6. That the indictment did nof disclose
cause of action.
Mr. Johnson made an argument of an hour
and a half In support of bis motion , and
vktn he concluded , District Attorney Davis
oakc-d lor an adjournment , which was
granted. Mr. Davis will reply to the mo
tion tomorrow.
Tuo concluding testimony of the govern
ment offered at the morning- session was
not important , save for the purpose of mak
ing up the record aa to 'What ' occurred In
the senate Investigating committee.
New I'ostiniiKUM' for Humphrey In.
cliidvil In thu I.lMt.
WASHINGTON , May 2li. The president
today sent the following nominations to the
senate :
State Charles Durdetto Hart of West Vir
ginia , to be envoy extraordinary and miniate !
plenipotentiary of the United States to Co
lombia ; Fralcols S. Jones of Louisiana , sec
retary of the legation at Buenos Ayres , Ar
gentine Republic.
Justice John G. Thompson ot Illinois , tc
bo assistant attorney general ; James Edmoncl
Boyd of North Carolina , to bo assistant at
torney general.
Treasury James S , Fruit , collector Interna
revenue. Twenty-third district of Pennsyl
vania ; Kenneth R , Pendlcton , collector o
customs , Diatrlct of Alhcinarle N. C.
Interior Thornton S. Howard , rcglstei
land office , DCS MoincsIa. : John W , Miller
receiver public moneys , Woodward , Okla
homa : A. Wright , agent for the Indians o
the MUalon Tall River agency In Callfor-
n nl a.
Postmasters Illinois , Kato 13 , Moore
Gencsee. Iowa , P. I ) , McMahon , Chartei
Oak ; Artl'iir D. Patterson , Cresco ; B. B
Buell , Elma. 'Mlreeouri ' , F. J. 'Uclncmann
Klrkwood. Montana , Lewis F , Ilabcock , Bil
lings. Ncbreska , William H. Illlan , Hum
phrey. Texas , Henry D. Bennett , Del Rico
Wyoming , W. F. Drltton , Sheridan.
C'oiiNiil General Iee HIIN K
I , tint .Some Time.
WASHINGTON , May 26-Consul General
Leo cables the State department today from
Havana that the amount of supplies he has
on hand there for the relief of American
citizens In distress Is abundant , nnd will
last for some time. Presumably this state
ment applies generally to all the consulates ,
for the consul general has been In consul
tation with his subordinate consult ; on thle
very matter , by direction of the secretary ol
state. At any rate , the department will
now pause before moving further In the
direction of distribution of relief.
WASHINGTON , May 26. The nenate today -
day confirmed Ilia following nominations : n.
H. Smock , to be > mcelvcr of public mouejo
at Buffalo , Wyo , ; F. D. Hcly , to bo register
of the land olfico at Beaver , Okl. ; A. A ,
Trltle , Jr. . to be register of the land office
at Preacott , Ariz. ; A. P , Oreely of Concord ,
N. H. , now nn examlncr-ln-chlef of the pat-
cut office , to bo assistant commissioner ol
patents ; T. O. Slow-art of Piano , 111. , now
principal examiner In the patent cilice , to be
examlner-In-chlef In the patent olflcc ; D. K
Sherman , to bo posjlmaster at .Montroao , Cul. .
Time Needed to Pass the Tariff Bill Through
Estimates on the Debate in the Senate Matlf
by Exports.
Documents from Omaha Have Nrt Yofc
Reached Washington.
lU'llevew a Sti-aliieil Situation lit Con *
iieetloii ttltli tinO'.Velll ItoKli-
ternlilp ! ) > ' \Vltln1ruwltiK In
I Kuvotr of Week it.
WASHINGTON , May SG. ( Special Tele
gram. ) If all days on the tarltf bill wrro
Ike today , It Is calculated by arithmeticians
hat the senate will consume 100 daje la
llscusslon of the present measure. Senator
Mdrlch , however , said to The Bee corrcs-
) ondent that he wan greatly encouraged with
he condition of affaire and that the decision ,
of the republicans to settle all their differ
ences In caucus would naturally change the
Itnatlon ns far as the discussion of the
> 111 was concerned. While the senate cou-
umrd nearly four hours In discussion ot
two paragraphe , there uro many paragrapl-s
vhich can be agreed upon without any dis
cussion whatever , and this will lessen very
natei tally the calculation ot old-ttmcra here
abouts In regard to the length of time the
'cnato wilttake to eventually dispose of the
arlff question. It Is confidently expected
that the Keivnt'o will have disposed of the
illl In six weeks from today , but probably
.welvo or fifteen ikiys will bo taken In con-
'crence , and that It will go to the president
or signature sonic time between the 1st
and 15th ot August. This calculation may
somewhat modlllcd In event that warm
weather should euddenly come upon con
fess , for there Is nothing like "general
lumldity" to drive legislators to their homes.
Secretary Wilson of the Agricultural de-
jiartmcnt said today that ho knew nothing
of the alleged appointment ot Hon. 1'cter Jan-
een of Falrbury , Neb. , an special agent ot
the Agricultural department to Investigate
American shipments of cattlu and meat to
England for the purpose of Inducing greater
demand in the English market. He is em
phatic in the statement that there bos been
no application made at that department for
any such position.
Representative Mercer and Mr. Rosewater
will call at the State department In the
morning in reference to extending to repre
sentatives ot the United States in foreign
countries invitations to bo transmitted to
the several governments to which , they are
accredited to participate In the Transmls-
slsalppl Exposition to be held in Omaha next
year. Up to this time these invitations.- have
not been received at the State department.
There lias been considerable wonderment on
the part of the olllclals that the president
and secretary of the Exposition company
should have failed to present these Invita
tions along the lines laid down by the At
lanta and Nashville expositions , which must
necessarily be a precedent so far as form
and manner of transmission n're concerned.
Mr. Rosewater , It is understood , la author
ized on the part ot the Exposition company ,
and as chairman of the Bureau of Publicity ,
to present these letters for transmission to
ambabsadors , ministers , consuls and diplo
matic officers generally throughout the world
to Induce foreign countries to exhibit at
Omaha next year.
It lu understood that there has been a
happy solution of the question aa to who
should be the next register of the land ofllco
at O'Neill. R. II. Jenncss was a strong can
didate for the place , ns was also S. J.
Weeks of Atkinson. Both of thctso gentle
men , well known to republicans of the north
western section of the country , filed endorse
ments of "exceptional character as to their
fitness for the place. Senator Thurston , who
has moved most cautiously in the matter
of appointments , was at a loss to know just
what to do In this case , when Mr. Jenncss
solved the problem by withdrawing In favor
of Mr. Weeks , and in all probability Mr.
Weeks' name will go In as register early next
Comptroller Eckels' states that there will
be no appointment of a receiver for the Or
leans bank until next week. He expressed
a desire that , as Uio two largest creditors
wore the state and .county , ho would
llko the state and county to take n portion
of the assets of the Uank In payment of ob
ligations , as otherwise it would bo a very
costly settlement that would devolve upon
the receiver. It Is Impossible to tell who the
receiver will be , there being a number ot
candidates recommended for the place.
Mies Adelle Randall of Alton , 111. , is vis
iting for a few days with Congressman and
Mrs. Stark.
The annual contract for heating the Lin
coln public building for the next fiscal year
was awarded to C. II. Havens & Co. of that
city for $332. The contact for the Fort
Dodge , la. , building was awarded to the
Lathrop Coal company of .Fort Dodge at
$ G20.Miss
Miss Alice Atklnflon of Nebraska has been
promoted from $1,200 to $1,400 , and George
Albertson from $1,400 to $1COO , In the pen
sion bureau.
Nicholas J. O'Brien of Wyoming has been
reinstated as special agent of the general
land oinco at $1,200 per annum.
W. W. Crandall of Nebraska has been rein
stated as tagger In the Bureau of Animal In
dustry at $720 per annum.
The following have boon appointed com
positors in the government printing ofllco :
Nebraska Cl'arles W. Marvel ) , Omaha , Iowa
James M. Rlealer , Des Molnes ; W. S.
.Sypher. Clinton ; A. J. Bentoii , IK'g Molnes.
South Dakota William C. Beddow , Yankton ;
W. Rugglce , Brooklnga ; Frank Overman ,
Dcadwood ; Gcorgo Whitney , Fort Pierre.
Postmasters commissioned : Nebraska Wil
liam W. Hopkins , Oakland ; Louis WusHlcr ,
Gochner ; John H. Crowder , Gordon. South
Dako'.a Richard Davenport , Alptna ; Phillip
Pfalt/graff , Loretta ; William T. Kllla , Salem.
Iowa Ina II , Stewart , Alvord ; Hardy D , Har-
rell , Bevington ; Harry O. Williamson , Chel
sea ; Sidney M. Culvert , Kendallvllle ; liana
.Maflsen. KJmballton ; Jennie 12. Smith , Ran-
dalia ; Valentino Blleu , Rock Falls ; David II.
Duck , St. Anthony ; John C , Haas , Union ,
llotli Are Given I''lfci-ii ( Years IiiijirU
on in nit u ( Hard Liiuor.
WASHINGTON , May 26. Minister Terrell
at Constantinople has Informed the State
department that the two murderers of Yu -
euf , the man killed whllu distributing relief
funds near BIllls , Turkey , have been sen
tenced to fifteen years' Imprisonment at
hard labor ,
I'lmlor Iliirrlxuii IN
WASHINGTON , May 26. Rev. A. G. Harrison
risen , pastor of the People's Tabernacle , and
his family , disappeared from their homo hera
yesterday , and It Is reported that the rever
end gentleman la $9,000 short In his ac
counts. He was glvvn entire charge of the
church funds , and , according to the charges ,
failed to pay bills for furniture , carpets
and a church organ , for which the money ,
was given him , and also borrowed largo
sums frnm his parishioners. W. L. Brueii ,
the builder of the tabernacle , li a loser to
the extent ot } 7,000 , Wbwi Mr ,