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THE
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BT TO1
NINETY-FOURTH YEAR.
ST. LOUIS. MO., MONDAY. MAY 19. 1902.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOLCANO LIGHTED ENTIRE ISLAND;
FIFTEEN VIOLENT DETONATIONS.
SHOWMAN SLAIN
AT GRF.VE COEUR
TEXAS TOi
LIS SEVENTY-FOUR;
SEVENTY-FIVE SERIOUSLY HURT.
Murderer of James Reynolds Was
Captured, Beaten and Released
by Friend of Victim.
Hundred Homes in Goliad Demolished and as Many More Damaged Path of Destruc
tion Ihrough City 250 Yards Wide Only One House Left Standing in Afflicted
District Surrounding Cities Sent Special Relief Trains Wind
Damages Other Texas Point?;
NO CLEW TO HIS IDENTITY.
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Street scene in Kingstown, St. Vincent Island, where are gathered thousands of refugees who lied from
districts threatened by the eruptions of the Soufriere volcano.
Eruption From Mont Pelee Redoubled in Violence and the
Entire Population Was Panic-Stricken New Craters
Are Forming Near Village of Le Precheur.
REFUGEES RETURNING HOME IN
Paris, liny 18. A dispatch to the Matin from Fort de France, dated Satur
day, May 17, says that during the previous night fifteen violent . detonations
from Mont Pelee were heard, and that they were accompanied by lightning,
which lit up the entire Island. The eruption redoubled In violence, says the dis
patch, and for the moment a second catastrophe wus feared, and the entire
population was panic-stricken.
New craters are forming In the neighborhood of I.e Precheur.
In spire of the danger which threatens them thq refugees from the north
ern part of the Island are beginning to return to their homes.
THR1LUNG STORY BY
Enormous Black Cloud, Accompanied by Trumps of Thunder and
Flags of Flame, Swept Over St. Pierre and the Ship Flesh
of Sailors Burned Away in Chunks Vessel Manned
bv Half-Ro asted Men.
New York, May 18. The Norton steamer
Etona arrived here to-day from tho River
Plate, via St. Lucia, where she calleil for
bunker coal on May 10.
"At St. Lucia, on May 11." says Captain
Cactell, "I went on board the British
steamer Roddam, which had escaped from
the terrible volcanic eruption at Martinique
three days before. The state of the thlp wis
enough to show thst those on board must
have undergone an awful experience. Th
Roddam was covered with a mass of fine
bluish-gray dust, or ashes, of cementlike
appearance. In some parts It lay two feet
deep on tho deck. This matter hod fallen
In a red-hot state, all over the steamer,
settlnz fire to everything It struck that
was burnable, and when It fell on the men1
onboard, burned off limbs and lirge pieces
Q.' flesh. This was shown by finding por
tions of human remains when the decks
were cleared of the debris. The rigging,
ropes, tarpaulins, sails, awnings, etc.. were
charred or burned, and most of the up
per stanchions and spars had been swept
orerboard or destroyed by fire. Skylights
EMPEROR'S PURPOSE
FORMED SUDDENLY.
Announcement That lie Would
Present Statue to United
States Caused Surprise.
r.erltn. May 18. The purpose of Emperor
William to give a statue of Frederick the
Great to the United States was seemingly
quite suddenly formed. Last Tuesday even
ing his Majesty was holding an Informal re
ception In the court box of the new theater
at Weisbadcn. between the acts of the
opera, "The Merry Wives of Windsor,"
when he turned to Professor Uphues. the
sculptor, and said:
"Uphues, I want you to make another
statue of Frederick the Great."
"I shall be delighted, your Majesty."
replied the professor.
This was the first the sculptor had heard
of the project, nnd It was, apparently, the
first that any one had heard of the Emper
or's Intention.
His Majesty then told Professor Uphues
that the si'atue was for presentation to the
people of the United States, and hl3 cable
gram to President Roosevelt on the subject
was written and sent the next day.
MISS ROOSEVELT SET STYLE.
Young Ladies of Washington Are
Now Carrying Canes.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington, May IS. Many young women
of the capital are taking up the fad of car
rying a cane, which was Inaugurated by the
President's daughter. Miss Roosevelt sel
dom goes out without this new toy and has
become Quite expert' in manipulating it,
being able to, twirl it round her fingers like
a college boy. Now she encounters youny;
women and girls up and down the avenues I
armed with canes. They are not most
formidable' weapons, however, being but
about two feet in length and very slight.
FACE OF IMPENDING CALAMITY,
RODDAM'S CAPTAIN.
were smashed and cabins were filled with
volcanic dust. The scene of ruin was de
plorable. TEitnniLE ExrmunivcKs
OF RODDAM'S CAPTA1K.
"I visited the Captain of the Roddam in
the hospital at St. Lucia, whero he gave
jno an account of his terrible experience. He
had Just arrived and anchored at St. Pierre.
Martinique, on the morning of Thursday.
May 5. The Captain was standing near the
accommodation ladder talking to the ascnt
of the vessel, who had come on board, when
he raw what appeared to be an enormous
black cloud, like a wall with patches of
lire in It, approaching the tea from the
land. With It came an Immense tidal wave
of boiling water, accompanied by a loud And
terrible noise. He shouted 'Take shclterT
to the crew. Immediately the steamer was
caught and tossed over on her side, almost
capsizing. Darkness fell like a pall, and
volume of red-hot matter showered down,
while the air was thick with sulphurous
fumes and dust. The sa was a confuted
mass of boiling mud.
TOT VISITED WORLD'S
FAIR SITE ALOKE.
Little John Sawyer Caused His
Parents Anxiety by His Un
explained Absence.
Little John Sawyer, 6 years old. of No,
4S42 Washington boulevard, thinking yes
terday afternoon a delightful one for visit
ing Forest Park, toddled out there all alone
from his home, toured the driveways. In
spected the World's Fair site and returned
home Jubilant about 9 o'clock In the even
ing. Meantime his parents did not know what
had become of hlra, feared that an accident
had befallen him. or that he might have
been kidnaped by somebody desirous of em
ulating Pat Crowe.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Sawyer,
had Intended taking a drive yesterday aft
ernoon, nnd were awaiting the carriage. The
boy was allowed to go upon the street and
walk up and down the sidewalk. Young
John grew weary of waiting for the horses
to come, and it was then that he decided
to set out independently for Forest Park.
Several times he had been driven thither
by bis mother and father, but he had never
been there on foot. How he beeamo ac
quainted with the streets is a puzzle. He
knew thtm well enough, however, to find
his way In safety. He must have explored
a large area of the park, for he found his
way to the World's Fair s.te, saw the be
ginning of the buildings which are to com
pose the Fair and watched the throngs of
"grown-ups" who were also visiting the
site.
Mr. Sawyer, when It became dark, and the
boy did not appear, became anxious and
notified the police. He, went to the Tenth
District Station on Easton avenue, but tht
lad was not there. Returning borne, he was
surprised and delighted to find that his son
was safe.
--Corjrlght. J Murray Jordan.
h o o i-ooo !
! 1 EARTHQUAKES REPORTED 1
IN SOUTHERN PORTUGAL
s Lisbon. May IS. Earthquakes are
4 reported from the southern part of
4 Portugal, but no fatalities occurred.
4 The disturbances are supposed to be
O connected with the upheavals in the s
s West Indies
"Fire soon broke out In different parts
of the ship. Screams, groans and shouts
of agony from the Injured people mingled
with the terrlbla noise of boiling water and
rushing air, together with the falling fire,
caused a most horrible confusion and
frightful din. This shock lasted for a few
minutes.
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SEVERAL PARTS OF Mill'.
"The captain of the Roddam. knowing
that his vessel had steam up, and Instantly
realizing the necessity of "scaping, rushed
to the engine-room annunciator and s'.gnal
ed below to start the engines at full speed.
The anxious moments. Increased by his
sufferings from burns and agony of mind,
were relieved by the vibration of the en
gines and the reply from below.
TIDAL AVAVE 1'AllTEU CAI1I.E
WHICH HEI.Il SHIP TO MIOUC.
"It happened, fortunatel. that although
the crpw had been runir off from duty at
the engines, some of tho engineers were
nearby. The terrible tidal wave which had
BWept over the Roddam and nearly captlzed
her, had parted the cable and the vessel
was adrift. When the engines started. It
was found that the steering gear had be
come disabled In some rranner and 'could
not be worked. For more than a hour
the Hoddam's engines were worked, back
ing and going ahead, with the hope oj
bringing her head toward the sea and away
from the land. Once she got dangerously
near the steamer Roralma. Both vessels
were In flame;?.
JUMPED I.TO llOILINfi SEV
OK FELL DGtU ON DECK.
"Some of thoe aboard jumped Into the
boiling water; some fell dying to the dek.
All this time the red hot matter was falling
nnd the water was hissing and steaming
dense mas'es of vapor. Smoke and dust
tilled the air and poisonous fumes spread
about.
"After pome time the Roddam's steering
gear moved a little and enabled the cap
tain to head her out to sea and, with con
siderable difficulty, he managed to steer her
a little distance from the land. As the air
cleared the scene on board the Ill-fated
Roddam became all the more ghastly. The
Cuutlnnril in l'ns'' Two.
FOUR-YEAR-OLD GIRL
RUN JJOWN BY CAR
Little Lena Lakare Mis?ed Fender
and Both Legs Were Crushed
Under the Wheels.
While playing in the street near her home
last night Lena Lakare, 4 years old, w,is
probably fatally Injured by being struck and
run over by a Spring avenue car near the
corner of Seventh and Wash streets. Both
legs were broken, the left beinc so severely
crushed that It had to be amputated. The
skull was also fractured, and she was se
verely bruised about ths body.
Great exciiement prevailed In the neigh
borhood, and several women fainted. The
Italian residents of the vicinity crowded
around the car, threatening the train crew
with violence.
Shortly after 7 o'clock the car. No. Ill,
westbound, wan going nt the usual rate of
rpecd along Wash street. As It neared the
corner of Seventh street the child, who was
pla!ng with some companions, ran directly
In front of the fender.
The motormnn, John Brown, of No. 1710
Racon street, told the police he did not see
the little girl until she was struck. The
little body missed the fender, and before
the car could be stopped the front wheels
had passed over the limbs.
Doctor Louis E. Barricelll, who was pass
ing, quickly lifted the child and carried her
to ids office, No. 1003 North Broadway. He
found that it was. necessary to amputato
the left leg below the knee. The chl'd's
ptrents live In the rear of No. C13 Franklin
avenue.
THEFT OF A MILLION RUBLES.
Officers Arrested for Bobbery at
Cracow, "Galicia.
London. May 18. A dispatch from Vienna
to n news agency says it is reported from
Cracow. Galicia. that LO0O.0O) rubles have
heen stolen from the hpnrfniiai-t ora rt lhA
General Staff there. I
Two Generals and several naval officers, j
says the dispatch, have been arrested In I
connection with the robbery. I
With a Companion, He Engaged in
a Fight With Reynolds, Whom
lie Stabbed Through
the Heart.
As a result of an encounter with two
strangers, who had attempted to cut tho
ropes of the tent show of tho "Hunting
Scene" at Creve Coeur Lake, Joseph Reyn
olds, an acrobat, wns stabbed through the
heart last night and almost Instantly
kllVd.
Steins two men beating his companion,
Trunk Norse, a rider with the show, start
ed after the two assailants with a drawn
revolver. One of the fugitives was a small
man and tho other was a tall, slender fel
low. The little fellow escaped, but Norse over
took the tall. man. Not knowing that his
companion had been stabbed, Norse gave
his captive a severe beating on the head
with tho revolver ard allowed him to go
his way.
When Norae returned to the scene of the
trouble he was surprised to find that his
friend had been fatally stabbed. R-ynoIJs
died a few minutes later.
The tragedy was enacted a few minutes
before 10 o'clock, at the entrance of the
tent, not far from the lake. Many visitors
to tho lake witnessed the fight between
Reynolds and his two assailants, but none
Interfered.
The trouble that led to the tragedy oc
curred early In the day. Jesse 3igsby, who
Is connected with the show. Is authority for
tho statement that the two men attempted
to cut the tent ropes. Reynolds caught
them In the act and knocked them down
and gave them both n beating.
After this trouble, Reynolds relented, and
when he saw the men hovering about the
tent, and beard them making threats to
get even with him, he quietly asked them
to go away, as he wanted no mora trouble
with them. After the show closed last night
Reynolds came out of the tent and both
men attacked hlra.
The little fellow struck him over the head
with an instrument. As he fell to the ground
the big man pulled a dirk knife from his
pocket and Etabbed Reynolds three tlmea.
One cut was on the abdomen and the other
two in the region of the heart. Norse then
took after the men. When he returned he
found his companion In a dying condition.
He expired a few moments later.
Tho body was removed to the, shooting
gallery on the grojindshe Coroner of St.
Louis County was notified and took charge
cf tho body. The Inquest' will b held to
day. Reynolds was 22 years old. He was the son
of James Reynolds, who lives at Marine, 111.
Tho authorities at Clayton nottfiei the
police In St. Louis, giving them a description
of both men. At a late hour last night they
had not been apprehended.
The man who did the cutting Is described
as six feel tall, slender build and sandy
moustache, lie wore a suit of black clothes
and a light hat. He Is about 22 years old.
His accomplice Is about IS or 20 years old,
and has a prominent Roman nose. He wore
a black suit of clothes.
CHICAGO'S OLD CHIEF DEAD.
Hobert Williams Led the Volun
tcrs Against Flames in 1871.
REPUBLIC SPIXIAL.
Chicago, May 18. Robert A. Williams,
chief of the fire-fighters, who struggled
with the $200,000,000 Chicago conflagration
of October. 1871, died to-day In a sanita
rium, at the age of 77 years.
"Old Bob." as he was familiarly called by
his comrades of thirty years ago, was a
hero in their eyes, and In the eyes of Chi
cago nearly a half century, for he belonged
to the volunteer fire department In the ear
ly fifties, nnd wns In his prime nt the tlmo
of the hig fire. His pall will be borne to
the grave hv memhrrs of the old volun
teers and they will have charge of tho
tuneral ,
LEADING TOPICS
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TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC.
THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT
4:41 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 7 OS.
THE MOON SETS TO-MORROW
MORNING AT 3:39.
WEATHER INDICATION'S.
Fur 3IlMoarl Shovrers and thnndrr
Htorinn nntt cooler Monday and prob
nbly Tnexdny.
For Illinois Shimrrx and thunder
storms Mondnji Tuesday showers nnd
cooler.
For Arkansas Showers and cooler
Monday; showers Tuesday.
For Eastern Texas Showers Monday;
showers In sonth Tnesdny.
For Western Texas showers In the
north Monday; Tnesdny fnlr, with
brisk winds.
1. Anarchists Plotted Against Alfonso.
Volcano Lighted Entire Island.
2. Thinks Eruptions Should Be Warning.
3. Oil Exchnngc Test Made at Beaumont.
China's Burden Too Heavyj to Sustain.
Methodists Begin Revival Campaign.
4. Ccrbett Believes Jeffries Will Defe-t
Fltzilmmons.
Baseball.
Race Entries.
5. Seimons and Serv.'ces at the Churches.
. Editorial.
Beginning of Summer Theatricals.
7. Jewish Hospital Formally Dedicated
Lessons From Fruits and Flowers.
Carry Fight Into City and Country.
S. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
9. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
East Side News.
River Paragraphs.
10. Profit-Taking Sales Caure Slight Decline.
Live Stock.
Cotton.
St. Louis Produce Market.
11. Large Fields Make Form of No Va!ue.
Race Entries.
12. Nun frowned With a Laurel of Gold.
Lead and Zinc Report.
HURRICANE CAUSES DAMAGE TO
A tornado stiuck (Joliad, Tex., yesterday and killed seventy-five persons and seriously injured
seventy-five others. It swept clean a path through the residence portion of the city about 230 yard
wide, leaving only a single house standing in the ribbon of destruction.
Over a hundred residences weie razed and many hundred others on the edge of the destroyed
area badly damaged.
Surrounding towns were requested to send aid and special trains with doctors, nurses and medi
cines administered to the stricken in emergency hospitals.
Terrific wind and rain storms visited many other parts of Texas, inflicting much damage at San
Antonio, Austin, .Mexia and Walteris Park.
Severe wind and rain storms also swept through the Northwest, unroofing houses and outbuild
ings and injuring wheat.
Iowa. Nebraska. Michigan, Wisconsin and North Dakota report heavy winds approaching thtl
velocitv of a hurricane.
nnrrm.ir srnciAL
Goliad, Tet., May IS At a quarter to 4
this afternoon a cyclone struck the beau
tiful and historic town of Goliad and left
death nnd desol.itlon In Its pathway beyond
the power of pen to portray.
Your correspondent reached the scene at
7 o'clock on a special train from Victoria
bearing doctors, nurses, medicines, friends
and relatives of Goliad people and the
O'Connor Guards.
The sight which met the eye on reaching
the scene of destruction, which was In the
western part of the city, was appalling.
Between Church and Patricio streets,
which run north and south a distance of a
mile In length, only one house was left
standing and scarely a vestige of many
could be seen.
Very little damage was done except with
in these boundaries, a width of 2K yards.
The tornado wns preceded a few moments
by a heavy hailstorm and a deep rumbling,
but no one had any premonition of the dis
aster and there wns no opportunity for es
cape for those in the pathway of the storm.
The section which suffereu was the resi
dence portion, the lower part being the new
settlement, while the upper part contained
many fino residences. The Methodist nnd
Baptist Thurches nnd the Baptist parson
age, both Jut completed, and the negro
Methodist Church were destroyed.
The Episcopal Church was badly dam
aged and fully one hundred houses totally
destroyed. The stono residence of R. T.
Davis of the Goliad Guards was the only
buildlng In the pathway of. the, storm nqt
demolished nnd It Is a wreck. The people
of Goliad, realizing nt once the nature of
the calamity and the terrible lots of llfo
and injured, telephoned to Cureo and Vic
toria for assistance, which was responded
to immediately.
General Superintendent Forbes stopped tho
regular Beevllle train nt Goliad and turned
It back to Victoria, bringing on the return
train six doctors from there and an abund
ance of medicines and surgical appliances.
Another train came later from Cureo with
the same number of physicians and dozens
of mines and many citizens. Meanwhile the
citizens here had effected as systemaitlc an
organization as possible nnd provided tem
porary morgues here.
The Courthouse, the hotels, public places,
Davis residence and several other places
were utUlzcd for the whites. ThH negroes
were well cared fcr. I
BUTLER WILL ASK
CHANGE OF VENUE
Says Community Is So Prejudiced
lie Cannot Get a Fair Trial
Status of Other.Cases.
Judge Ryan will hear the argument? this
morning for a change of venue In the cases
against Edward Butler, charged in two
indictments with attempted bribery. Notice
was served last Wednesday by Butler's at
torneys of such a motion when the case
should be called for trial. The case against
Butler Is the first one on tho call for this
morning.
The ground on which the chanqe of
venue will be asked Is that the community
Is prejudiced and the defendant cannot
have a fair trial. This is the third attempt
the attorneys for Mr. Butler have made for
a change of venue. In their previous cf
foit. they failed. The case was first set
for trial in Judge Douglas's court A
motion was mode In this court to dis
qualify Judge Douglas and Judge Ryan.
The former held that but one Judge cmiH
be disqualified and certified the case to
Judse Ryan's court.
A motion was then made In Judge Ryan's
court to disqualify him on the ground that
Judge Douglas disqualified both Judgs. for
they preside over the Criminal Court.
Circuit Attorney Folk argued that the
Judges were separate, although they pre
sided over branches of the same court.
Jidge Ryan in accordance with a ruling by
the Supremo Court sustained the point
made by Circuit Attorney Folk. Notice
was then served of the motion which will
be argued this morning.
In tho event that Judge Ryan overrules
the motion, the case will go to trial un
less the attorneys for Mr. Butler appeal
to the Supreme Court. Such an appeal will
be the last resort for a change of venue.
If the case goes to trial to-day. Circuit
Attorney Folk will call for a special Jury
It 13 not probable that Judge Ryan will
hear the motion for a new trial in the case
attaint t Julius Lehmann. found guilty of
bribery and whose punishment wa fixed
at two years !n tie Penitentiary until he
has disposed of the Butler case. The motion
for a new trial was filed by Attorney Ger
nez as soon as the verdict was announced.
It the motion Is overruled, Mr. Gernez will
file an appeal to the Supreme Court.
After the case against Butler is disposed
of.the case set for trial next Is that against
Harry A. Faulkner, charged with perjury.
The date Is May 22. No preliminary mo
tions have yet been entered In his case,
which will come up In Judge Ryan's court.
June 5. Is the date set for trial of the case
In Judge Ryan's court against v.. M. any
der. charged -with bribery. The case
against Henry Nlcolaus, charged with
bribery. Is set for trial in Judge Ryan's
court on June 16. The case against George
J. Kobusch, charged with perjury, comes
up In Judgo Douglas's court May 2S. The
case against John H. Becker, charged with
attempted bribery, has been certified' to
the Criminal Court of Correction.
PROPERTY AMD CROPS IN SEVERAL NORTHWESTERN STATES.
Your correspondent made a thorough
canvass of the city, endeavoring to get a
complete list of dead and injured, and the
list given, comprising feventy-four deid
and soventy-five injured, is as near com
plete as possible to obtain, but there
Is no doubt that there are fully 100 dead,
but man) names of the dead and Injured
cannot be obtained, and many of the In
jured will undoubtedly die before morning.
The scenes around the temporary hos
pitals are heartrending, old men and little
children side by side, the former bereft of
families and the latter orphaned, and all
suffering excruciating agony. The doctors
and nurses have worked like Trojans, and
so has every one, residents and visitors,
white and black alike. Tho merchants
opened their stores and- dispensed every
thing needed for nny purpose without cost.
The noise of the storm was terrifying.
Timbers were filing in every direction;
giant trees wero razed to the ground; cat
tle and horses were driven against and
wrapped around trees. The Iron County
bridge across the San Antonio River was
torn in two, while debris from the river
bank covered the houses in town.
Tho property loss is estimated at fully
JjO.000. This Is the first cyclone that has
ever been known in this Eectlon of the
State. The funnel-shaped cloud which us
ually precedes such disasters was not seen.
It is known that there was no losa of
life north of here, and it is not believed
thtre was any except right In the city. The
following is a list of the dead and Injured:
o- VHrTB--EAD."-:-- " - r
MRS. JOHNSON, aged t.
MARGARET POPE, aged 8.
STUART DEAL.
I'INKIE LOTT, daughter of William
Lott.
MRS. PY PURL and two children, Maud
and Alice.
Two Augustine children.
MRS. ITAPPLE and all children, except
one.
MR. AND MRS. BILL HOAD and three
children.
JOB SAVAGE and child.
FARRINELL and PHOSA SAVAGE.
MR. NEWCOMB, wife and child.
MR. SMITH of Rockport, who was visit
ing his daughter here.
MRS. HARBISON and little boy.
RIBY MADDOX and Maddox baby.
MRS. CASEY.
ANARCHISTS PLOTTED
AGAINST ALFONSO.
Gabriel Lopez Had Been Assigned
to Kill the King in Tro-
cession.
Madrid. May 18. An anarchist plot against
King Alfonso has been discovered, and six
arrests, including that of Gabriel Lopez, an
employe of an Insurance company, havo
been made.
Dynamite cartridges were found on the
premises where Lopez was arrested.
Lopez says he received a package of cart
ridges from another nnarchlst with Instruc
tions to throw them at the moment of tho
passage of the royal carriage In yester
day's procession.
The discovery of the plot against the King
Is confirmed by the newspapers here. It Is
now said tflat nine dynamite cartridges were
seized.
The prisoners Include six medical stu
dents, a printer, a carpenter and a mason.
The captured cartridges arc being ana
lyzed by military authorities.
COItOXATIO.V CELEBRATED.
Manila. May 18. The coronation of Kinff
Alfonso was celebrated with much cere
mony to-day by all the Spanish residents
of Manila, and Acting Civil Governor
Wright represented the American Govern
ment nt the principal function.
MARK HANNA'S CONVERSION.
Salvation Army Offered Thanks
for Acquisition of Senator.
nnpucLic SPECIAL
Washington, May IS. Senator Hanna, tha
other day, confessed to being In sympathy
with the work of the Salvation Army and
this afternoon a member of that organiza
tion was reen In front of the Senator's res
idence on Lafayette Park.- vigorously ex
horting and offering thanks for the conver
sion of such a distinguished sinner.
HUNDRED FINE HORSES KILLED.
Lightning Caused Fire That De
strojed Stables.
Milwaukee, Wis.. May 18. One hundred
and two thoroughbred horses were killed
early to-day by the burning of the Andrew
Uchleln Stock Farm near Racine. The fire
was caused by lightning.
Child Ran Down by Automobile.
Toledo, O., May IS. James T. Bralley. a
well-known Independent Telephone mag
nate, while speeding his automobile, collid
ed with May Schook, a 13-year-old girl, rid
ing a wheel. The girl was almost Instantly
killed.
AnnEW RosssfAX.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Colllnsvllle. 111.. May 18. Andrew., Ross
man, aged 75 years, one of.the oldest resi
dents of this city, died to-day.
MAUD CASEY.
P. IIARING.
NEORO DEtU.
BELINE JEFFERSON.
MOLLIS LOTT.
TERRELL ILVIX.
KL'FUS TAYLOR.
CLAYTON TAYLOR.
FLOYD LOTT.
GITSSIE WINDEY and baby.
TOPSY TIPPEN.
FANNY TAYLOR.
PAULINE LOTT.
FANNIE ROBINSON.
ALFRED ROBINSON.
GUSSIE GORDON.
JOE SIMON.
CIFF DOUGLASS.
BILL TREDWELL.
GEORGE TAYLOR.
WILL WESTON, and two children.
JOHN BAREFIELD.
ETHEL BAREFIELD.
The Davis residence was one of the land
marks of the historic old town, and th
substantial character of the structure mads
it a fortress for the Texans when they were
struggling with the Mexicans for their
liberty more than sixty-six years before tha
attnek of the tornado, which peemed a lit
tle more effective. The old stone house was
built before the memorable massacre of
Texas troops, and in the days of the revo
lution was a refuge for the little band
which afterwards fell martyrs to tho
slaughter of Santa. Ana's soldiers in tho
old mission fort near by.
GEORGE PASTEamI"nabjr.
JOE SMIDT. HAWOOD JONES and
thirteen unidentified, making forty-two ne
gro ded recovered.
There were fifty-three negroes Injured,
many fatally.
Fifteen persons are missing.
INJURED.
W. H. MADDOX. both legs broken and
injured about the head: probably fatal.
MR. AND MRS. L. N. VANDALEN and
two children; none fatally.
MRS. G. E. PAPE; leg broken and other
injuries; very serious.
MADDOX child injured.
MISS BEULAH DIAL.
WILLIAM LOTT; ribs broken: not se
rious. WALTER AND STEWART LOTT; le
broken.
Continued on Face Two.
STUEVER PURCHASED
VALUABLE LAND
Ten Acres Fronting Forest Park la
Bought by Highlands Company
for World's Fair Business. !
Anton C. Btuever, president of the Horns
Brewing Association, last night stated h
had purchased ten acres of land adjoining1
the Forest Park Highlands at a post of
J.T0.0O0. The tract purchased has 1.C00 feot of
frontage on the south side of Forest Park
and is considered a valuable acquisition for
the Forest Park Highlands!. Amusement
Company.
Up to date the Highlands company. has In
vested 1150,000. which, with the additional
K0.0C0 expended, amounts to S3W,0CO.
. The property Is said to havo been pur
chased from trie Seattle estate, and tne
transfer was made some time last night.
Mr. Stuever would not discuss for what
purpose the land had been purchased. Ha
stated that no changes would be made at
the Highlands this season, but Intimated
that many new features would be added
before the World's Fair.
MUCH WORpTfOR conference.
f
War-Claim Issue and Other Frob
lems on Programme at Dallas.
Dallas. Tex.. May 18. The work of th
Methodist Episcopal Church Conference wo
not as productive of results during the past
week as had been hoped by the delegates,
but the coming week promises to bring
about the settlement of some of the most
Important questions.
Excitement in the church yesterday was
at fever heat over the discussion of the
"war claim," and It was finally decided to
bring tho matter up at 10 o'clock next
Tuesday, and give it the right-of-way until
a settlement of some kind was reached.
The principal work during the week was.,
the passage of resolutions to provide for
better education of clergymen and estab
lishment of a school of correspondence la
connection with Vanderbllt University.
The British and Canadian fraternal mes
sengers presented their addresses nnd wero
cordially received by tho conference as a
whole.
As soon as the war claim Is disposed of.
If It can be disposed of at all, the question
of establishing an order of deaconesses and
the election of Bishops will be taken up.
ROBBED OF A DIAMOND PIN.
Charles Petcher, Traveling Sales
man, Was Held Up by Two Men.
Charles Petcher, who says) he is a travel"
lnp man. stopping at the Southern Hotel,
reported to the police of the Central Diss
trlct Station that he had been held up by
two men and robbed of a diamond phi, val
ued at 00. He said he was walking on
Market street, near Eleventh, when the men
stopped him. One man, he said, held hlroi
while the other took th pin. .
Petcher was unable to give a description
of the men ho claimed .robbed bia. . 3
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