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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY MOR-STIN G , MATCCU 23, 1897 EIGHT PAGES.
I TIL OF DEATH
IDE TAHfFrBATJLE OPENS
Mr. Dingley Starts Off for the
Cyclone Sweeps Over tlie Twi
of ArUiitim, Ga.
WHEELER LEADS THE ATTACK
,riWh a piflii ijji 1 1 1 tSjUttl JiMI51iLiIHilTrrTffrirt
SCHOOL CHILDREN KILLED
Nearly One Hundred Persons
Dead, Dying and Injured.
LIST OF THOSE NOW DEAD
A Cyclone Sweeps Down Upon the
nigh 'School Building and l'whts
Jt Julo Fru;mut, the IJoees
Falling Inward, Crushing the
Life Out of 2duny Children -Tlie
Dead Will Xuuiber at I.en-t
Twenty Blahely Was Also Striuk
by the Storm and Several Lives
Atlanta , Ga , March 22. A special from
Arlington, Ga., says:
A cj clone struck this town today and
has left behind it a trail of death and
disaster The High School building was
blew u to pieces and from the wreck nearly
a hundred dead, djing and injured people
have already been taken.
Ollie Parraniore, schoolgirl.
Claude Roberts, schoolboy.
Alice Putnam, schoolgirl.
Albert Butler, schoolboj.
Willie McMurrav , schoolboy.
Kennith Bovnton, schoolboy.
Maude Johnson, schoolgirl.
Mary Wcllons, schoolgirl.
Prof-Covington, school teacher.
Pror. Walker, tcaclier.
At least ten others will die, according
to the hastj reports of tlie emergency phy
sicians now caring for the injured. Prof.
"Walker cannot live and Prof. Covington is
badlv injuied. Not a single soul in the big
building escaped injury.
About S:30 o'clock there was a lull in
the high winds which had prevailed, giv
ing some promise of a clear daj. Trof.
Coington, going out to look around, be
held a dark cloud, well fnnged with elec
tricity, moving rapidly In the direction
of the school. His trained ev e at once told
him there was danger. Hurrying the chil
dren into the building for safety, the roaring
of the coming cyclone was upon them be
fore they had time to think.
The tonn increased in strength and ve
locity and the building began to shake and
careen asif rpeked in theanns of a mighty
force. Tlie building was wrenched into
fragments so that the pieces fell inward,
and among the first struck were Claude
Roberts and Alice Putnam, who were
knocfed into the insensibility of death at
the first blow.
Little AVillitt MeMurray had been caught
under the heavy timber and the life was
crushed out of him. Kenneth Bovnton
was the next "who was seen vuinly en
deavoring to escape from the death-trap,
but too late, for the ratal blow had been
Prors Covington and"Valker both worked
notwithstanding serious -wounds tlie latter
The scene was soon surrounded by the
parents of the children. The sight of eight
little ones already dead and of ten others
crushed and bruised and bleeding in all
the phases of torture, was enough to -wring
thestoutesthcait Amongtliose wounded,
quite a number are not expected to live,
and it is moie I hau likely that the list of
dead will be doubled before night. Tins
is the most shocking disaster wlueh lias
ever occurred in this section.
BJakely was struck b.v a severe storm
this morning, that did enormous damage
and cost several lives.
The chaos caused by the storm is still
present, and. during the confusion nothing
can be definitely learned as to the amount
of liarm done or the number of In es lost.
It is known, however, that several are
killed and many moie to severel injured
that they will probably die.
A Small Cyclone.
"Washington, Ind., Match 22. A small
Cj clone struck this county at o'clock this
morning. The north wall of the S wan Pond
ectiool building was torn out, and the stone
cross ou St. Simons' Church steeple blown
off and broken. Many trees were up
rooted and windows broken.
Three Seriously Injured.
Ogdcn, Utah, March 22. At 2:50 o'clock
this morning tlie Union Pacific overland
flyer, which left Ogden at 8:30 o'clock last
night, collided with a frright train at the
Junction of the Oregon Short Line and the
Union Paciric roads at Green River, and
Conductor "Wcdell of the Short Line freight;
the rear brakeman, name unknown, and
a passenger from Butte, Mont., were se
riously injured. Con ductorWcdell will prob
ably die. A dozen cars and an engine were
smashed in the wreck.
CountetfeJters Break Jail.
Jolict, 111., March 22 The three most
dangerous prisoners in the "Will county"jail
here, all counterfeiters, escaped early
this morning by sawing through the bars
of two windows, taking down a heavy
Iron screen, and dropping in safety twenty
feet to the ground. The fugitives are
James Foley, Jacob Johnson, and John
Mantels. Anv Size. ftl.P Atiiece.
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Almost All the Democrats Will
Vote for Bradley.
Frankfoit, Ky., March 22. The senate
and house will tomorrow ballot separately
for United States Senator. The first joint
ballot will be taken at noon Wednesday.
"When the scparateballotis taken at noon
tomonow Dr. W. Golfrey Hunter will not
receive the votes of six Republicans Sen
ators, Clark, Inney, and Rumans and Rep
resentatives Nance, Baldwin and Napier.
Fie of these took oatli today not lo
vote for Hunter for Senator. Eight gold
Bemocrats will vote for George M. Davie
for Senator,' but the majorit is expected
to vote for Gov. Bradley at the Joiufc ses
sion on "Wednesday. The silver Democrats
held a caucus tonight and placed them
selves In the hands of a steering com
mittee. The leaders say they will decide
to throw their strength to Gov. Bradley.
Sixteen gold Democrats were repre
sented at a caucus held tonight They
could not agree on the advisability of
nominating vl candidate, and each man
was left frc'c,to vote as he pleased. Gov.
Bradley has? for the past two dns been on
the point of announcing himself as a can
didate for Senator, but has refrained from
doing so for party reasons. The silver
Democrats will hold anothei caucus to
Asks for a Heceiver.
Chicago, March 22. A bill for a re
ceiver for the Christopher Columbus Build
ing and Loan Association -was filed in the
superior court today by the president of
the association, who charges that David
J. Sachsel, secretary, and Karl Kronen
berger, treasuier, aie short in their ac
counts to the amount of $35,000.
A Hew-ard for a Defaulter.
Philadelphia, March 22. The Lansdale
Trust and Safe Deposit Company has
offered n reward of $500 for the arrest
of Henry J. Smith, who, -while acting
as temporary treasurer of the organiza
I I iptlli Paw 4
tion a 3 ear ago, left, it is alleged, with
$25,000 of its money.
Tlie company, at the time of the alleged
theft, placed the matter in the hands of
private detectives, who failed to capture
Smith, and now it has renewed the effort
to locate him. Smith is fortj-live years
of age .
Another Horror From Cuba.
London, March 22. The Times will to
morrow publish a lengthy storj fiom its
Havana correspondent, the detailB of
which, he savs, were obtained with great
difficulty, of endeavors to murder Henry
Dabrigcon, a Canadian, manager of the
Barque Alto plantation, by two uniformed
Spanish soldiers. The attempts were made
on October 6 last, in the presence of
Dabngeon's wife. The motive of the crime
ib supposed to have been the fact that
Dabrlgeon had struck a Spauibh officer
and had then publicly insulted the Queen
Regent. The correspondent adds that the
British vice consul at Cienfuegos has vainly
sought redress from the Spanish officials.
Sports Jn a Wreck.
Denver, Col., March 22. The eastbound
Union Pacific overland flyer crashed into
the rear'end of a freight train at Green
River, Wvo., shortly before 3 o'clock this
morning, seriously injuring three men. Jim
"Wnkolv. Georiro Siler and a number of
ither sports returning from Carson City
were on ooaru tne passenger tram, out mi
Royalty Will Visit Brussels.
London, March 22 The Chronicle will
tomorrow publish a dispatca from Berlin
sayiug that Emperor "William has accepted
an invitation to attend the projected exhi
bition to be held in Brussels. The dispatch
furthei says that the Soir, of Brussels,
asserts that Emperor "William hopes to
-meet at the exhibition President Faure, of
Franco , t ho haa albO been invited to atr
nost.STnils. net krr. 100 lbs.. Sl.60.
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FIRE ON THE INSURGENTS
The Warships -Try to Drive Them
Intoxicated With Success, the Cre
tans Are Liable to Open Hostili
ties. Against the Poveis.
Canea, March 22. ijalaxn is -within the
limits of the Turkish' cordon drawn by
the admirals of th6 foreign fleets, but
tills fact does not prevent the operations
of the insurgents within the line, they
refusing to recognize the authority of the
admirals to establish such a cordon.
A body of Turkish troops who "were
trving to convey provisions to the fort at
Malaxa were held in check throughout
the day by the Christian Insurgents.
The troops, rinding that thej could not
reach the fort, signaled to the gunboats in
Suda Bay requesting aid. The gunboats
opened fire upon the insurgents, but could
not drive them from Ihe positions they
occupied, which effectually commanded
the approaches to the fort. So far as
known the fire Trom the warships did no
damage. The insurgent leaders reiterate
their refusal to accept,nutonomy from the
powers, and declare that if the island is
not anneved to Greece they desire war.
It it were not for the support afforded the
Turks by the powers they would in a short
time "be "dmen'f'rom the Island. It is
believed here that success has so intoxi
cated the leaders of the insurgents that
they would not hesitate to assume actual
hostilities" againslf the troops of the
powers. It they should join forces with
the Greek "army of; occupation and resist
the powers,. it would feike a strong force
and a large expenditure of money to con
quer them- t
Athens-, March--2. King- George today
had a long Interview with M. Onou, the
Russian minister, after which he sum
moned Prime Minister Delyannis.to whom
he gave a prolonged audience.
The government has ordered the enroll
ment of all robust citizens, not otherwise
liable to military service, to form a militia
force to guard the towns in the absence
of the troops Advices reached here today
that a cannon exploded in the Turkish camp
at Elassona, killingan officer and eight
soldiers. " v - s
lierlln, March 22. The Post, which Is
known as the "Ambassadors' " organ, Eays
semi-officially today that it seems that
1 an. agreement between the powers on the
Cretan question cannot be reached. It adds
that if German j 's efforts to maintain peace
do not meet with the support of the other
powers she will not further lend her dis
interested services to that end.
London, March 22. -In the house of
commons today the Right Hon. George X.
Curzon, parlimentary secretary of the
foreign office, stated that Sir Alfred
Blbottl, the British consul at Canea, had
reported to the Government the text of an
Interview had on Friday last by the ad
mirals of the warships in Cretan waters
with the chiefs of thciusurgents. The chiefs
did not approve o f the .scheme of the powers
to grant autonomy to the island, and de
clared that nothing but annexation to
Greece would satisfy them. This statement
of Mr. Curzon confirms the report as to the
attitude of the insurgent leaders contained
in the evclusiv e dispatches of tlie United
Associated Presses on Friday lnbt.
Athens, March 22 After his audience
with the king M. Delyannls summoned a
meeting of the cabinet. The council is
supposed to have discussed the naval
preparations which Greece is making in the
Gulf of Arta, which are reported to have
produced uneasincsb In St. Petersburg.
There isa scarcityot horses for armypur
poses, and the government has Issued a
requisition for all the best horses here to be
used by the troops. Many of the wealthy
all of their horses over to the government,
glad of the opportunity thus jhirnished them
of aiding in tbis way the cause of Greece.
London, March 22. IheTimes tomorrovv
wiil publish a long dispatch from Athens,
thegit or which is that the Greek gov em
inent, realizing the gravity of the situation,
and not sharingin tlie w.ir fever prevailing
in the armv and populace.is sincerely seek
ing a solution or the present troubles. It
awaits with anxiety the efforts toward a
compromiH; that arc Leing made by the
powers friendly to it, and is doing every
thing In its power to check the troops and
prevent an outbreak on the frontier
London, March 22. The Daily N'ews
will tomorrow publish a dispatch from
Rome, the sender of which claims to have
received reliable information that although
the powers are anxious to maintain their
concert they arc unable to agree upon
their future action. There are two courses
of opinion flowing, one in Russia and Ger
many and another in Great Britain and
Italy, and these diametrically opposed to
The dispatch adds that the Italian govern
ment has instructed Admiral Canevaro who
is in command of the combined fleets in
Cretan waters, to make an inquiry into
the bombardment by Turkish warships
in Suda Bay and empow'erlifg, him in his
discretion to compel the Turkish warships
Uulser WHheliu Celebration.
Berlin, March 22. After the unveiling
ceremonies, the civic and military parades
and other observances of the day, the
streets remained packed with people await
ing nightfall, that they might witness the
illumination of the public and private build
ings. Investiuutinjr Committee Appointed.
Frankfort, Ky., March 22.-The house
this morning authorized the speaker to ap
point a committee of fic to investigate
the report that certain members have been
offered money for their votes for United
Np.1 CeillncBended,'! 25 per 100 It.
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The FJrt Day.-? Debutes on the
Xevv Bill Full of Brfuht Sallies
Which Provobe Laughter and
Applause on the Floor und Id
The tariff battle began in earnestln the
House yesterday. Several of the great
leaders, including men from all the, po
litical parties Joined .in the diycut-fcion.
The speech that attracted most at en
tion, by weight or lus position, as "well as
from the cogency of reasoning from a
Republican standpoint, "was tl.at of Chair
man Dingley, of the "Way 8 and Means Com
mittee. On the ther ude, Oen- Wheeler
of Alabama, led with a long tun of Ma
tiitls and some busk reimrtee when at
tacked with questions. Mr. Hopkins of
Illinois, who luade the second lU-pulihcan
speech, was the .jnly man wlom tlie gal
leties applauded so vif,orouy that warn
ing had to be given vitJtois to obterve
order. Mr. Bell of Ccloiado, the Populist
nominee for Speaker, clcted the debate of
the day icss-ion with a stiong attack upon
tie bill as a measuie for the henelit of
labor He declared it would hcv the fruit
ful mother of trusts and monopolies, and of
-vcUatevet added profit caxue to protected
industries, the workingluan, at best, would
get one-tteventh, the monopolist-manufacturer
six-sevenths, while the whole
country -would paj it.
The night session was given up to
new members, and four of thern spoke,
taking up two hours and a half of time.
These wereMes-srs Robinson, Carmackand
Brucker, Democrats, and Greene, Populist.
The attendance on the floor throughout
the day was unusually large, at nighc
it vas fccant; in the galleries there was
a good attendance and much interest at
The session begins at 10 a. m. this
morning Among the speakers will prob
ably be Messrs Dolhver, Payne, Grosvenor,
McLaurin and Swauson.
Attr the routine Speaker Reed put the
House m Committee of the Whole, ac
cording to the special order adopted on
Friday, with Mr Sherman as chairman
The first reading of the bill -with ao
equally wearisome monotone, no matter
what clerk was reading, occupied a little
more than two hours If the clerks-had
not skipped whole paragraphs and some
times whole pages at once, they would not
have got to the end even at the mot
r ipid rate of reading, in twice that length
of time. The printed bill covers 16J
pages During the reading the galleries
filled up, but were at no time crowded.
The reading of the bill closed at 12;0,
and Mr. Dingley at once opened the de
bate. lie spoke slowly and deliberately and
in spite or a rather thin volcv, the close
attention paid to Itfs words allowed him
to be heard perfectly, even to tile most
remote corners or the great assembly room.
There was a good attendance, both ou
the rioor and in the galleries, and there
wa.- occasional applause on the Republican
Aftr reviewing the deficiency in reve
nues under the "inte Administration and
explaining the cause for it according to
Republican doctrine, Mr. Dingftjy con
tinued. 'Our problem is to provide adequate rev
enue from duties on imports to earry on
the Government, and in imposing duties to
secure this result to so adjust them as to
secure tu our own people the production
and manufacture of such articles as wo
can produce or make for ourselves with
out natural disadvantage, and thus pro
vide abundant opportunities for our labor.
For rest assured, that no economic policy
will prove a success unless it shall In some
manner contribute to opening up em
ployment to the masses of our people at
good waires. "When this shall be accom
plished, and thus the purchasing powertut
the masses restored, then and not until
then- wjll prices cease to feel the depress
ing effect of under consumption, and
the prosperity of our people rise to the
standard of 1892.
"The past four years have been enlipat
ening, especially to candid investigators
of economic probJeais We have- been at
tending a kindergarten oa a gigantic scale .
The tension has beep tngh, but no people
ever learned so much in so brief a time."
Tills was the signal for a hearty outburst
Mr. Dingley went on steadily, with a
slight inclination or the head, In recognition
of the compliment-
"Hereafter theories preached in however
captivating lanuage, will have to S'O
viay to the teaching of experience. It
has been the favorite assumption ot-same
theorists that revenue and protection in
the same tariff schedule are impossible.
But we have had in tte past seven years
in the contracted working of the protec
tive wool and woolens schedule of tHe
tariff or lS9t a ino'.t striking demonstra
"The importation of clothing wool in
1803, under the tanff or 1S0O, was about
4u,000,000 pounds, and of manufactures
of wool, about $.0.000,000 mainly goods
worn by the well to-do, who think it is
the thing to wear foreign-made cloth and
who arc willing to pay the duties lmuoced
upon it. From these importations of wool
and woolens in 1S03 the Government de
rived n revenue or about $44, ."50 0,0 00.
"The importations of clothing wool in the
fiscal year 1S0G exceeded 127.000.000
pounds three times as much as in IS93
andofmanufacturesof wool more than twice
asnianypoundsinlSOG asin 1894'andyet
the revenue derived by the Government;
from this enormous increase In the imports
of wool and woolcaslu theflscal year 13D6
was only $23,000.000 a loss of $21,000,
000 from that realized In 1803.
"In other words, by placing wool on tho
free list and reducing the duties on manu
factures of wool, the Treasury lost $21.
000,000 of revenue; our runners lost a
market for the 80,000,000 pounds of
wool which they raised In 1S92, in excess
of "What they raised In 1S9G-97, as well
as nearly 10 cents per pound in price,
involving a loss to them or ncarlx$30,
000,000 per annum already on this one
farm product, and our manutacturers and
their workmen lost a market not only for
Continued on Third rage.
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