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Boston Sunday Post (Newspaper) - April 25, 1897, Boston, Massachusetts ONE Exception tub Sundau Post Has the Largest Sunday Circulation in Boston With.——* ONE ÜÉÜÜ2 Ttia Sunday Post Has the Largest Sunday Circulation in Boston BOJTON, MASS.. SUNDAY MORNING. APRIL 23. 1897. LARISSA ABANDONED. AT LAST! :1t*- 1897 Models, 5% Nickel Steel Tubing, Standard df the World, have no equal. $100 Greeks Meet Reverse There, Though Successful at Other Points. 1896 COLUMBIAS Models 40,41 and 44, known everywhere and have no superior except the 1897 Columbias *♦••••••• * * Models 42,26-Inch wheels • * !* • 800 HARTFORD BICYCLES ^a^tarKs 7 and 8 reduced from 875 to S0O Patterns 9 and 10 reduced from 860 to 800 Equal to any bicycle? made except Columbia«. We ask experts to examine them piece by piece. Other Hartfords, $50, S45, $40. tOtMB SECOND-HAND BICYCLES AT BARGAINS. SÄ/roÄe c „Ä POPE MFG. CO., Boston, Mass., Min», IOOO Tromont. 823 Columbus Avenue. Epirus Is Being Overrun by Colonel Manos and His Twenty five Thousand Greeks—Albanians Are Deserting to the Greeks by Battalions—Greeks Now Threaten Elassona-Greek Fleets Are Bombarding Towns on the Gulf of Sal onlca and on the Western Coast of Epirus—Macedonian Villages Are Rising—Bulgaria Ready to Throw Off Turkish Yoke. SPECIAL SALE! Tapestry Carpets at. . . . . 50C, Embracing all the Leading Makes and Best Qualities. Moquettes and Axminsters. . "7 5C, 5-Frame Body Brussels ... *7 OC Travellers’ Samples, 15C This 1« not a DECOY SALE, as we have the goods advertised to sell. WE SELL WHAT WE ADVERTISE. WE DELIVER WHAT WE SELL. The New Tariff will make much higher cost on ALL GRADES OF CARPETS. Many manufacturers have already advanced prices. GEO. P. STAPLES & CO. Carpets and Furniture, 739 WASHINGTON STREET. 739 fflSP The most Important news from the seat of war during the last twenty-four hours is th* report that the Greeks have decided to abandon Larissa and fail back on Pharsalos, a position twenty miles to the rear. The report has caused considerable surprise, for it seems inconsistent with the rep<ms previously received and with the general tenor of the situation. At every other point the Greeks seem to be winning. In fact the situation, Turks more into a trap. He might reason that by such a movement the attention of the Turkish general? would be dis tracted from the progress of events in their rear, and that if he could cut off their supplies and communication It did not matter much whether they got to Larissa or not. In any case the movement of the Greeks .is a delibeFate, well-ordered retreat and not a defeat. They simply evacuated Larissa, taking with them their munitions judging oy the reports, could scarcely be i of war and all their movable guns, while they spiked the guns in position. There worse, from a Turkish standpoint. Epirus is being overrun by Colonel Manos and his 25,0» Greeks. He is now within a short distance of Janina, the Turkish stronghold, wljlch seems to be his chief objective point, Worse still, the Albanians are reported to bo deserting to the Greeks, and the whole province of Epirus seems in a fair way of being lost to Turkey. These things are admitted in reports from Constantinople. Furthermore, reports from Constantl- is yet no indication that the Turks have entered Larissa. The Constantinople de spatches do not say so. Summing up the situation, the Turks seem to have got some five miles nearet Athens than they were yesterday, while the chief Greek base of operations Is some twenty miles nearer. The Greeks are pushing into Macedonia, and they may capture Elassona almost as soon as the Turks get into Larissa. The Greek NEW BEDFORD’S PLIGHT Her Mills Crippled and Mill Treasurers Dying or Disappearing. HOWLAND TALKED SUICIDE nople admit that the Greek army which I successes in Epirus, In Macedonia, and passed through the Revcni Pass and the alon* the Gulf of Salonlea are quite pro- ___^ plains of Damasl has got dangerously nounced. It is rumored that the Greek Ely’s Decision at til© It!£|iUl©St near Elassona, the Turkish headquarters, fleet will attempt a dash through the A part of the tioops operating from the Dardanelles and bombard Constantinople. Mt. Olympus side aie reported to have An attack on the Turks Is meditated in passed to the rear of Elassona. Crete. Some of the Macedonian villages The Greek fleet 1» playing havoc with along the Gulf of Salonlea are reported to Turkish towns on the Gulf of Salonlea on be In revolt against Turkey, and Bui the east, and cm the Ionian Sea on the garla seems to be ready to throw off the west. One squadron is passing up the | Turkish yoks pendence. Against all this there is the reverse at Larissa, and the true significance of this movement does not seem apparent as yet. What tends to make it more Inexplicable is the fact that, with all its apparent Importance and the evident strength of the Case of William A. Start, a Victim off theOas Explosion, Finds That His Death “Resulted From the Unlawful Act of the Boston Gaslight Company This Decision Will Undoubtedly Apply to All the Other Deaths and Injuries at the Explosion. ____ and assert her inde- Gulf of SaVonica, with Salonlea itself as Its objective point, and it has bombarded | piatamona, Katrina and some of the other towns along the coast, capturing large quantities of Turkish stores and making it possible for the Greek troops to threaten and probably eventually de- CLEVELAND SPEAKS. ¡I fired in Its defence. He Wanted the Banks to Advance Him $200,000 to Keep the Credit of the Howland, Rotch and New Bedford Corporations Intact and Was Refused—A Day of Excitement and Surprises in the Whole City—Business Community Disturbed. stroy the Turkish railroad and base of its defences, the Greeks should decide to supplies ■ evacuate It without a single gun being On the west coast a squadron Is bombarding the coast towns of Epirus, and cutting of the Turkish base of supplies from the western coast. With all these things In their favor, the reported reverse at Larissa is all the more inexplicable, and it would not be surprising if the move had some deeper meaning than appears on the surface Two theories might be adduced to account for it. One is that the knowledge of the evident displeasure at Constanti nople with their management of the cam Ex-President Talks to New York Reformers on“Present Problems.” BBEEKSlSmUBisa GATHERING OF GOLD DEMOCRATS. s Id Dl ID. Heavy Reinforcements Having Enabled the Turks to Dislodge the Greeks at 1 heReform ciub, which was given Mati, Prince Constantins Ordered His tonight in the new bail room of the Hotqi maw, v _ I Waldorf, was one of the most notable gatherings of its kind that has been held in this city. The dinner was an important affair cn more than one account. lore« to Abandon Larissa «.d Tjr»a- f' w “ a vos and Fall Baok on Pharsalos. NEW BEDFORD, April 24.—Coming as It has close on the heels of the failure of the Bennett afld‘ H Columbia mills, the announcement yesterday afternoon that the Howland mills were also in financial difficulties has had an effect on the people of this city that can only be likened to a panic. The .tragic aspect lent to the Bennett-Cotumbia affuir by the unexpected death of Frank R. Hadley, the treasurer of the Bennett and Columbia mills, while the officers of the law were actually in waiting to conduct him to court to make such explanation of his financiering us he could, has not tended to lessen the sensational effect of the report that the Howland mills were also in financial difficulties. The Howland mills, as they are generally known, consist of the cotton plants of the Howland, Rotch and New Bedford Cotton Manufacturing Corporations. The three mills are practically under one management. Morgan Rotch, one of the most prominent and respected citizens of New Bedford, is president of all of them, while William D. Howland, who Is now missing, is the treasurer. $500,000 capital. Tho number of spindles is 42,000. It manufactures hosiery yarns. The three mills employ 1200 or more hands. Mr. Howland has always had the confidence and esteem of his employees. ATHENS, April 24.-The following semiofficial announcement was made this afternoon: "In a fierce engagement at Mati .yesterday our troops fought heroically Daiirn has Induced the Turkish command- untll 6 o’clock In the evening and com er. concentra,, all their tore, at thl. | pelled the Turk, to_r.tr.at.__ Whor^n one point, under the belief that the cap of Larissa would now give them much of the lost prestige, and that Constantine, realizing the tremendous odds against him, ha^ wisely resolved to save his forces by falling back on a new base of operations. Another theory would be that Constan-felt so sure of the success of his tine Mr. Howland’s Energy. The three corporations arc the result Of the push and enterprise of Mr. Howland. In 1882 he was employed in tho office of the Wamsutta Mills. hue there he becamo Interested in the manufacture of cotton yarns, and, severing his connection with the corporation, he travelled several months, visiting the principal manufacturing centres and making a careful study of the specialty In which he had become interested. Early In 1883 he returned to this city and succeeded In Interesting a number of local capitalists In hi« Ideas, and in March of that year the New Bedford Manufacturing Company was organized with a capital of $125,0», Mr. Howland being appointed treasurer. Two months later the construction of an 11 0» spindle mill was commenced, and since’"then additions have been made from time to time, until now the total number of spindles in this mill is 37,0». The business increased so that it was necessary to buy yarn to fill orders. In 1888 the Howland mill was built in the southwest part of the city. It« capital stock Is now 11000 0» and the number of spindles Is 77 (too The corporation has »juilt forty or more’ handsome cottages for the help here, the style and convenience of which has attracted considerable notoriety through-¡ii th« country. The Rotch Mnntng Company was incorporated In W2, with Excitement Rising. When it became assured yesterday evening that the gossip on the street concern ing the group of mills was founded upon something moie tangible than idle rumor, the feeling of anxiety became Intense. The business men of the city had been busy all day discussing the death of Mr. Hadley and its probable effect upon the affairs of the Bennett and Columbia mills. On top of this came the news of the fresh trouble with all the weight of a blow that threatened ruin and disaster to hundreds of homes in New Bedford. For a time the feeling of panic ran riot and conclusions were hastily jumped at, and every one feared the worst. However before anything definite could be ascertained, night Intervened, giving opportunity for reflection, and with this morning a more reasonable feeling asserted Itself, and those moat directly interested set themselves to the task of ascertaining the full extent of the calamity and coping with it to the full extent of their ability. A careful review of all the facts that can be learned seems to point to the conclusion that, looking at the situation in the gloomiest aspect, the worst that .s likely to happen Is that the stockholders In the three corporations may lose from 25 to 40 per cent of their subscriptions, while the creditors will probably receive 1» cents on the dollar. troops in the rear of the Turks, and so confident that the Greeks would be able to cut off their base of supplies, that he deliberately fell back in order to get the WASHINGTON, April 24.—Forecast for Sunday: Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, generally fair, southerly wind«. For Boston and vicinity, Sunday, partly cloudy, generally fair; slightly cooler Sunday night; southwesterly winds. Rumor at Work. For some weeks past there have been (Continued on Page 5.) BICYCLES AT AUCTION. Great «ale of wheels at auctionJ^MsdaTf Msd Mad «y ‘»‘»'I Thursday, April 27. .8 and 20. com msnelng at 12:15. 300 up-to-date new wheels- Worlds, Detenders sad CortUndts, In Dtdl*»’, Denis’ and Juvenile’s, *11 ooloro. Worjsn A Wright, V»ui and Slrause Tires. Cycle Uo ird of Trade Ua*r*nU»e. On Exhibition Monday. N. M. HATCH, Auctioneer, IM Tremont St, Plain Honest facto for sensible men—Ale drinkers if you choose. We brew nothing but Ale and Porter We brew good Ale because Highland Spring water is perfectly pure—the hops are the best we can buy—the malt is unequalled by any anywhere* Your Tapster has it on draught “Sterling Ale” Highland Spring Brewery, Ructer & Company. We brew aothlag bat Ait aad Porter. the Turks were heavily reinforced, our positions were shaken and a retreat was ordered/' A second despatch from the headquary* ters staff says: “Our troops are concentrated along tne lino of PharsaloB, in consequence of these operations, the abandonment of Tyrnavos and Larissa being considered inevitable. LONDON, April 24.—Special despatches from Athens this afternoon say that after a desperate battle at Mati the Greeks were outnumbered, retreated with heavy loss, abandoned Tyrnavos and Larissa and removed the Greek headquarters to Pharsalos, a small town on the right bank of the Phersalltis ut the north foot of a spur of the Chassidiarl Mountains. Pharsalos is about twenty miles due south of Lari&sa PARIS, April 24.—A despatch received here from Athens confirms the reports that the Greeks have abandoned Tyrnavos and Larissa and have concentrated on their second Mne of defence at Phar- ^The news has caused the greatest agitation in political circles, and the diplomats are freely discussing the question whether the time has not urrlved for the powers to take Immediate steps to arrest the further advance of the Turks in the Greek peninsula. __ ATHENS, April 24.—The Turks at noon yesterday strongly attacked Mati. which was defended by General Mastaphos’s brigade. After six hours’ fighting a council of war, presided over by the crown prince, decided to order the retreat of the Greek forces from Tyrnavos. The retreat was effected in good order. Rlccot-ti Garibaldi has arrived here and was accorded an enthusiastic reception. SANTI QUARANTA IN RUINS. After Bombardment by Greek Fleet a Detaohmentof Greeks Lands and Destroys the Stores Intended for Turks NEW YORK, April 24.-The annual dirt- large® tables^ Jwenly^nlne were seated land was ex-Secretary Charles S. Fair-child, while next to Mr. Wilson sat Edward M. Shepard of Brooklyn. O ther3 at the table were ex-Secretary John . Carlisle, General Simon B. Buckner, ex-Secretary David R. Francis, ex-Governor Roswell P. Flower, William D. Bynum, James H. Eckels. Charles J. Canda,Don-elson Caffery, Hilary A. Herbert. E. Ellery Anderson. William F. Harrity and Justice William B. Hornblower. Ex-President Cleveland was loudly cheered when he arose in response to the toast Present Problems.” He spoke as follows: Representative men from all parts of the United States who played a prominent part In the recent campaign of the gold standard Democrats were present. It was also the first occasion on Which ex-President Cleveland delivered a public speech. When the fist of invited guests was made public it was generally understood that the speeches which would be ieltvered would, in a large measure, in-•icate the policy of the "round mohey’ wlhg of the Democratic party in the next presidential campaign. The ball room was brilliantly illuminated and the tables were shaded by large potted palms. Over the guests’ table were draped two American flags. John DeWitt Warner presided. At his right sat ex-Presldent Cleveland, and at his left was ex-Postmaster-General William L. Wilson. Mr. Cleveland was, of course, the central figure in the dining hall, and his speech, in response to the toast "Present Problems,” the chief feature of the occasion. The toasts and those who responded to them were as follows: "Present Prob lems ” Grover Cleveland; “Sound Currency ’’’John G. Carlisle; "Tariff Reform," william L. Wilson; ‘‘Municipal Administration,” Edward M. Shepard; "The New South,” Donelson Caffery; "National Democracy,” William D. Bynum; “The Political Outlook," Henry C. Turner, and An-drew Jackson and the Restoration of the Gold Currency,” Josiah Patterson. Five hundred persons sat down to the feast. It was an elaborate affair, as the menu shows: Dinner tendered to Ex-President Grover Cleveland and his Cabinet the Reform Club, New York. MENU. , By MR. CLEVELAND’S SPEECH. «»We are gathered here tonight as patriotic citizens, anxious to do something towards reinstating the prosper,ty of ou r fellow countrymen and protecting the fa.r fame of our nation against shame and scandal. On every side we are confronted with popular depression and complaint. These are largely due to causes of natural and certain recurrence, as the inevitable accompaniment of all human endeavor, and perhaps they are largely due to the work of agitators and demagogues, who have busily sowed the seeds of discontent, in order that In the harvest they may reap personal advantage. •‘Distressing ills, real and imaginary, have been so constantly and luridlv presented to the minds of honest men that they are tempted to accept, without taking counsel of i reason or judgment, any nostrum cunningly offered as a remedy for their low’ condition. But even so promising a field as this nas not satisfied the designs of ruthless agitators. While scattering the seeds of discontent, they have also cultivated a growth of sectional a? d class suspicion and distrust which threatens to choke or destroy that fraternal feeling which leads to considerate coun-(Continued on Page 4.) After Whioh Building! Are Set on Fire. ___ ATHENS. April 24.—A despatch received from the Greek commander in Epirus, Colonel Manos. announces that the Greeks have occupied Kumusadee, near Strevina. The Greek scouting parties have reached points cloue to Fort Pente Pega die. The Greek squadron which bombarded Santl Quarunta left Corfu yesterday morning, and on arriving in the bay of Santt Quarunta immediately formed In lino of battle. The warships were spread out fan-shape, and the torpedo boats oc cupled points of vantage. Fire was opened with the llvelieat kind of cannonade for two hours, the great destructiveness of which was aoon observed In dismantled buildings everywhere, while (Continued on Page 4.) ( Huîtres. Chateau Cerons. POTAGE. Creme St. Germain. Amontlllado Passado. HORS D’OEUVRES. Timbale a la Rothschild. Radis. Amandes Salees. CelerL Olives. 9t. Estephe 1888. Moet & Chandon. Whlte Seal. POISSON. Alose Sur Planche. Salade de Concombres Moet & Chandon Brut Impérial. ENTREE. Coquille de Gourmet. ROTI. Mignons D’Agneau du Printemps. Pommes, Palestine. Petits Pois Nouveaux. Sorbet Fantastique. GIBIER. Pluviers Rotls. Salade de Saison. ENTREMETS DE DOUCEUR. Glaces Assortis. Petits Fours. Liquers. . Fruits. Dessert. Cafe. The Waldorf, The guests were dtotributed xbost ten MOT WHOLLY A DRY DIMMER. (Special to the Post.) NEW YORK, April 24.—As a fitting culmination of a season including many great convivial gatherings, the last great banquet, that tendered to the Hon. Grover Cleveland, ex-Presldent of the United States, and his Cabinet by the Reform Club of the citor of NedriYork tonight at the Waldorf, |§rved to bring together the representatlv«men of this country, and marks an Jmnt of national Interest. Over 5» guefiw were Watered to, and the Waldorf menu "'on this occasion was made up to serve the palates of epicures. The choicest viands, the best cuisine and, of greatest Importance, the wines par excellence. Great deliberation was used by those wno in authority dealred to have furnished only the very best. The Moet & Chandon White Seal and Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagnes were prominent features of the menu, having been selected exclusively. Following precedents, the Moet & Chandon Champagne was chosen exclusively for such occasions a» the Bradley Martin ball, the Patriarchs, the Tuesday night dances and many social society gatherings. Its high order of excellence is attested by Its l<ki-ropean reputation as well. It being the wine uaed at the Derby dinner given by the Prince of Wales, and on many other occasions of note In Great Britain and on th* continent» t . CO. 0 OF THE NINTH REGT. Squae of Marksman Accuse! of Pulling False Alarm. EXCITING J5CENE JN TRAIN. WOBURN, April 24.—What came perilously near being a riot occurred in, the : ailroad station here this evening among a crowd of citizens, members of the fire department, end a squad of militia of the State, < T . fVl Twenty-five men of Company D. Ninth Regiment, under command of Lieutenant i David Crothy, had been shooting on the i rifle range at Walnut Hill during the afternoon, and came down to meet the 6 o'clock train for Boston. Someone, and it is alleged by witnesses that it was a member of the mllltla, pulled in a false fire alarm from Box 47. This called out nearly the whole fire force of the city, being In a dangerous district, and when the men arrived and found no fire Chief Engineer Ferrin began an Investigation. A young man named Clemson was found who claimed that he could find people who had seen the box pulled in. He took the ohief to a house opposite the box, where people sitting In the window claim to have seen the squad coming back from the range and allege that one of the number opened the box with a key and pulled down the hook, thus calling out the department. ,, Clemson is the son of the well-known salt manufacturer of this city. Special Police Offioer Mulrainen was called on the ease and started after the militiamen. He was told by the station master that the soldiers had gone down the track to Montvale, the next station, to catch an earlier train. He procured a honso and wagon and started off in not haste on the trail, but before he reached them they had found that the train they were after was an express and did not stop, so they started back. By this time the laborers and workmen in the factories had stopped work and gathered around the station. The firemen also remained, talking excitedly and threatening vengeance on tho man who sounded the alarm, be he a wearer of the State’s blue or not. When the militiamen got back the train was just pulling In, and they tumbled into the smoking car. Chief Ferrin followed on their heels, and then began th* hard word* that nearly resulted in bloodshed. Ferrin tried to examine the marksmen but so excited were both parties that’ the train had reached Medford before the chief could get his desired information. . _ - Ferrin claims that he has the name of the soldier who pulled in the alarm, but refuses to give it out. As Feirln entered the smoking car here the whole squad, It is claimed, surrounded him and tried to eject him from the train. Had time not been up and tho cars moved on by-standers tonight claim that a general melee would have ensued, as tho firemen were mad clean through, and only wanted a word to fly to the aid of their chief. FOR JUMPING A BOARD BILL. Frank M. Cheney. 47 years of age. of 128 St. Botolph street, was arrested by officers of Division 16 at 8 o’clock last evening, charged with having obtained board and lodging at the Hotel Thorndlk® recently. Cheney owed a bill amounting to $20, which he left without settling.
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