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TIE VflimrS LIFEBOAT,
mil OUTLINES IIS POLICY
wore born at the head of the Americans.
The lads will bo supplied with uniforms
and guns when they reach Athens, where
they will be mustered Into service.
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BisFirst Care Will Be to Re
organize the Army.
DELYANNIS PROMISES HELP
A Demand Tlint Princes ConMnii-
tine and Nieholns He Recalled
From the Front EdhemPnsha
- Claims Victory at "Velestlno A
Greek Repulse Reported in Epirus.
Athens, Stay 1. The legislative assem
fcly met today. There was a full attend
ance of memberb, and the galleries were
crowded with interested audiences all anx
Iour to hear the declarationb of policy
from the new government. Prime Minis
ter Ralli wassomewhatcoolly received when
lie catered. After the usual formalities
attendant upon the opening of the house
bad been concluded, M. Ralli made an
He said the rirst care of the govern
ment would be to reorganize the army.
"Without that it would be impossible to
prosecute the war, or to conclude an
honorable peace. Happily the army, which
was worthy of a better fate than it had
met. maintained its spirit unimpaired, and
the country might confidently rely upon it.
He appealed to the chamber and the coun
try to co operate with the government. He
concluded by asking that the chamber,
which had been convened in extraordinary
M. Delyanuls.PrlmcMlnlster Ralli 'sprcde-cest-or
in office, concurred in the request
for an adjournment. He added that he
would fully support the cabinet as long as
the Turks occupied an inch of Greek terri
tory. M. Philaretcs demanded that the govern
ment recall Crown Trince Constantino and
Prince Nicholas from the front, adding
sarcastically that it was plainly evident
that the crown prince was overfatigued.
This remark evoked applause from the gal
leries. M. Halll confirmed the reports of a
Greek victory at Velcstino. He declared
that the retreat of the Greeks from Epirus
had been orderly, except on the part of
the infantry, which had been infected with
panic by the villagers.
The chamber adopted the proposal to
Adjourn, arter which Del yannis approached
M. Ralll and shook his hand. This evidence
of friendship between the leader of the
opposition and the leader of the govern
ment was greeted with some applause.
The house then rose.
It 1b rumored that it Is intended to recall
Col. Vassos, who is at present in command
of the Greek army of occupation In Crete.
EDHEM CLAIMS VICTORY.
The Turkish General Says He "Won
the Velestino Fight.
Constantinople, May 1. Edhen. Pasha,
the commander of the Turkish army operat
ing in Thessaly, has telegraphed thatafter
& serious engagement at Telestino, in
which the Turks captured three Torts and
on Yolo. This dispatch is taken to give a
denial to the reports that Volo is in the
hands of the Turks.
GREEK NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Sensational Story as to Its Plans
Paris, May 1. The Review prints a
"notable article on the struggle foi Mace
donia, the writer of which is one of the
leaders of the Greek Katioual League. He
declares that the war was entirely brought
about by the hlghestiutellectbin thellellenic
world, professors, savants and others dis
tinguished in the various fields of Greek
endeavor. He Bays that the plan of the
league is to avoid a pitched battle with the
Turks, "arc to lure v. ..-a towards Athens,
promoting insurrection meanwhile through
out Macedonia, the Turkish islands, and
the old Ionic coasts. Then, when confusion
is at its height among the Turks, the plan
contemplates the destruction of Constan
tinople by fire. In order to insure triumph
the "writer declares "Gieece will sacrifice
the lives of her children, her towns, her
live groves, and all her gold."
The article throws a fierce light on the
projects of the league, and the extraordin
ary power it wields.
TO AID GREECE.
jbnny Italians Anxious to Servo In
Rome, May 1. Many members of the
Chamber of Deputies are anxious to aid
Greece in her present troubles by serving
in her army, and they have therefore placed
themselves at the orders of Riccotxi Gari
baldi, sou of the Italian liberator, who
went to Greece some days ago with a
number of Italian volunteers to fight
for the Hellenes. Signor Garibaldi has
declared that the diief aim of the Greek
commanders should be the formation of a
strong guerrilla force, by means of which
the Turks might be harassed and their
lines of communication cut.
BRAVE AMERICAN BOYS.
Twenty-six of Them Snil to Fight
v. or Greece.
New York, May 1 Twenty-six Ameri
can boys sailed on the steamship La Gas
cogoe this morning to fight for Greece.
The lads range from seventeen to twenty
two years of age, and as they marched to
the pier ahead c-f 400 Greeks, -who were
also returning to euUst in the war against
the Moslems, they were greeted with the
Wude6t cnthusfa?m all along the line.
The lads are from New York, Boston,
Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, St.
Paul and other cities. Cheers were
given for the Stars and Stripes, which.
THE GREEKS FLED.
Another Turkish Success in
Province of Epirus.
Constantinople, May- 1. It Is officially
announced that the Turks have reoccupied
Kcravanseria, in the Province of Epirus,
and have occupied the Koundjadis Pass
The Greeks fled before the Turks, leav
ing behind them a gun, which the Turks
took possession of.
OPPORTUNE TO INTERVENE.
Thf I'owerfc Airree That Now Is the
London, May l. The "Weekly Sun, pub
lished a Pans dispatch stating that all the
powers, including Germany and Austria,
are now agreed in principle that the time
is opportuuc to intervene In the Tuico
Greek htruggle. It adds that the condi
tions of Intervention aie under discussion,
with the prospect of a satisfactory result.
MURDhRED FOUR CHILDREN.
The Terrible Crime of n North Da
kota Farm Hand.
Grand Forks, N. D.. May .1 Last night
August Numnn, a young man who had
worked on Knutc Hillstead's farm, four
miles webt of Lailmore, called at the
HIHstead home, and. finding the father
absent, insisted upon remaining all night
against Mrs. Hillstead's objections. She
consented through fear to allow him to
Just before 1 o'clock this morning Neu
man tiptoed to the door of Mrs. Hillstead's
room and asked to be admitted. Mrs. HiU
stead, who had been awake a!! night, fear
ing the man, did not answer. Neumnu be
came angry and threatened to kill her and
her four children.
He tried to batter down the door, but
failed, and then rushed upstairs to the
room of the fifteen-yeai-old son, Peter,
and cut his throat with a razor. Neuman
then' returned downstairs and again de
manded admittance to Mrs. Hillstead's
room She swooned away and dfd not hear
He then went upstairs a second time
and cut the thioats of Thomas, aged thir
teen; Adolph, aged eleven, and Oscar, aged
three. Adolph and Oscar are dead, and
the other boy Is dying.
After this awful butchery, Numan secured
a piece of scantling and battered down the
door of Mrs. Hillstead's room. He assaulted
her, stole a horse and disappeared. The
murderer is well known in the neighljor
hood, and will doubtless be captured by
his pursuers who will lynch him.
VERY GOOD BRASS.
"Wealthy Cotton Planter Caught by
Gold Brick Swindle.
Macon, Ga., May 1. Two good-looking
young men, who registered from New York
city, reached here a few days ago and
one of them Eent a telegram to Pliilip
Jackson, the wealthiest cotton planter
in Sumter county, asking him to come at
once to this city to look into a good invest
ment. Jackson is as shrewd as he is rich, but
In this case he swallowed the bait and
came on at once. The strangers treated
him royally andlntroduced him to a satchel
full of yellow metal, which they said con
tained real gold bricks. They told of
owning a mine in a socluded spot in Ne
vada, which they intended to open as
soon as they sold enough bricks to get the
Jackbon applied some old-fashioned tests
of his own to the bricks, and satisfied
himself that they were genuine. Then he
turned over to the strangers $6,500 in
cold cash, and a check for $5,000 more.
The strangers took an express train north
and their victim brought his bricks to
Atlanta, where an assayist Informed him
that they were of unusually good quality
of brass. Be had payment stopped on his
check and notified the police to look for
PROBABLY A DUAL MURDER.
Jeff Morrow Kills Dr. Lee and
"Wounds His Brother.
Elkton, Ky., May 1. At 2 o'clock this
afternoon, one and a half miles south of
this city, Jeff. Morrow shot and killed
Dr. C. P. Lee. Morrow also wounded, It is
thought seriously, Ben Lee, a brother,
who was with the doctor. An old grudge
was the cause and it was a despeiate af
fair. The parties met in the public high
way, one coming into and the other leav
ing the city, and Morrow began firing
at once. He has not been arrested.
Denth Claimed the Bride.
Middletown, N. Y., May 1. Miss Elmira
Hawxhurst, of Waldcn.wns on Wednesday
night married to Alfred Hassal, a well-to-do
young man. Thursday she was
found dead in bed. The bride had been
Buffering from a pulmonary disease, but it
was little thought that the end was so
near, though she "was 6o weak as to be
unable to stand during the ceremony.
Train Robber Captured.
Richmond, Va., May 1. Jim Thomas, one
of the gang who held up and robbed an
express train on the Louisville and Nash
ville Railroad, at Cabra, Ala., March 9,
was captured tonight at Fayetteville, N.
C, and officers at once started .with him
for Wilmington, for positive identification
by the express messenger.
Shot Down by a Poshe.
Prestonburg.Ky., May 1. Dan Mustek, a
wife murderer, and his brother, Lige, wcie
killed by a posse near this place today.
Muslck's wife died of her injuries and the
posse had gone to arrest him. Musick
resisted, his brother aided him, and both
Downer Defeats Bredln.
London, May 1. Tlje quarter-mile race
between E. C. Bredln and A. H. Downer,
for the championship and 100 a side,
was run at Rochdale today. The event
was won by Downer, by four yards. Time,
43 4-5 nccoals. 5y-- """ ""
2 Fresno Raisin Yield.
San Francisco, May 1. The reports of
damage to the Fresno raisin crop seems to
be exaggerated. Trustworthy estimates
i place the yield at 4,000 cars or 40,000 ton&
Attack a Town and Send the
Captain General a Message.
AN EXPEDITION LANDED
The Spaniards Defeated With Heavy
Loss in .Pinnr del Rio Province.
An Englishman Assassinated One
Hundred Spanish Soldiers Blown
Up by u Dynamite Mine.
Havana, via Key "West, May 1. A mili
tary scandal of large proportions is now
the talk here. Thursday evening a large
body of insurgents appeared near Guana
bacon, the well-known town six mlleu from
Havana. They fired on the suburbb of the
town and a Spanish force, which was in'
sight, commanded by Major Tejerizo, In
stead of fighting the Insurgents, retlied to
Major Tejerizo has explained his con
duct by saying that the insurgents wore in
the military district of Col. Fonsdeviella,
and that, therefore, It devolved upon
Fonsdeviella, and not upon him, to at
tack the enemy.
Thelnburgents were commanded by Brig
adier Rafael de Cardenas and Colonel Nestor
Arangueren They advanced boldly to the
town and set fire to some of the houses
In the suburbs, shouting to the Spaniards.
"Tell Weyler that this Is the peace that
now reigns In the province."
Col. Fonsdeviella, hearing the shots and
notified of "Tejerizo's attitude, started with
his column to give battle to the Cubans.
An engagement followed, in which, after
two hours' firing, both sides retired.
Fonsdeviella to Guanabacoa, and Cardenas
and Arangueren to Mlnas. Next "morning
the Cubans approached near to the coast,
because they taw the signals of an ex
pedition In the orring. Fonsdeviella, with
stronger forces, then attacked them be
tween Minas and the coast, in order
to capture the expedition.
In this second engagemeat the Spaniards
lost a captain and seven soldiers killed
and ten soldiers wounded. The Cubans
had about as many losses, but the expe
dition landed successfully and was carried
safely to the Interior.
In Plnar del Rio province the Spanish
battalion of Balcares, under command of
Col. Estruch, met a strong Insurgent force
near Mulatte. The Spaniards were de
feated with heavy loss.
An Engiishmannamed Henry, well known
in all the country districts of Santa Clara,
for his labors in sugar cane grinding,
has been assassinated by a Spanishguernlln
force at Turiguane, near Rodas, in that
province. He was found by the guerrillas
in the country, and when asked who he
was, he answered that he was a foreigner.
Believing him to be an American, the
Spanish killed him with their machetes.
It is said that up to this time no claim
ha been presented to the Spanish au
thorities by the British consul.
Atcrnble accident has happened at the
Cuzco Hill, In Plnar del Rio Province- The
former insurgent, Zarraga, who surren
dered some days ago to the Spanish
authorities, told them of a large deposit
of dynamite, which the Cubans had stored
in Cuzco, for the purpose of employiug
it in military operations. According to
Zarraga, the dynamite bombs at Cuzco
numbered about 400.
Upon receiving this information a Spanish
detachment of some 500 men went to the
place designated by Zarraga to seize the
deposit. Nothing was found, but later,
when nearly all the Spanish rorce was on
the hill lookingfor dynamite, several bombs
exploded, killing more than 1 00 Spanibh
soldiers. The rest of the Spaniards fled
In great terror and disorder.
As no Cuban force appeared against
them, the Spaniards got together again,
and, re-enforced by some volunteers from
the neighboring towns, once more ap
proached the hill. They surrounded it
carefully and found means to fire the
trees and bushes while they kept at a safe
distance until all the dynamite -had ex
ploded. SPANISH OFFICIAL REPORTS.
Insurgents Said to Have Been De
feated at Banes.
Havana, May 1. Official reports issued
today give the details of importantopera
tlons by a combined naval and military
forceagainst theport of Banes, in the north
eastern part of the Province of Santiago
dc Cuba. The fleet that tcok part in the
engagement consisted or the first-class
I cruiser Relna Mercedes, and gunboats Gali-
cla Nueva Espaua, Magallanefe Nunez de
Ealboa and Navnrrao, and forced a pass
age of the narrow entrance to the harbor,
removing the obstructions, consisting of
wire cables and torpedoes, placed there by
the rebels. , '
They then landed a column of troops
that had been dispatched from Gibarra.
The landing was effected nnder a heavy
fire from the rebels. A simultaniHJus at
tack was then made by the fleet and troops
upon the rebel positions, which were
eventuallj captured. The insurgents fled
after sustaining considerable losses. Only
two of the troops "were wounded. The
position of the fort has now been changed
in order to better protect the harbor.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, tne gov
ernment later issued another report, say
ing that a Btrong wind had forced the fleet
to suspend operations, though why opera
tions should have been carried on after
the rebels had been put to flight is Tiot
THEIR NAME STILL LEGION
Fignrcs and Fancies in the Presi
dent's Passing Show.
Mr. "Wu Ting Fang Comes and Mr.
Yang Yu Goes Some Pretty
The number of offlceseekers'attbe White
House yesterday was not so large as on pre
vious days but the business of gcing up
to Mecca and kissing the holy stone Is
still a flourishing industry. The President
received people from both hemispheres.
One of the matters of unusual interest
was the reception of the new Chinese
minister, Wu Ting Fang, and the formal
farewell of Mr. Yang.Yu, .Who has served
in that capacity here forfceveralauminibtra
Mr. Yang Yu dellvered'qultc a neat ad
dress to Mr. McKlnley oriUaklng leave, to
which the President madeafittingresponbe.
The new minister begar his speech aus
piciously by referring to- tne desire of
the emperor to foster feelings of amity
and comity between the Chinese empire
and the great republic," and expressed
the hope that the governments would
co-operate to this end.
Mr. McKlnley reciprocated-the friendly
sentiments of the new official and fcaid
some other nice things which made Mr.
"Wu Ting Fang feel quite at home.
This reception, and speeding of the part
ing guest, were interesting also fiom the
pictorial standpoint as the celestials were
in the garb of the Tlowery Kingdom.
Among matters of less international im
port were the rumors and speculations
as to the various foreign jippointments.
James F. Rull, of Tennessee, is urged
as consul at Calcutta by Reprefcentaties
Brownlow and Gibson. Col. R. F. Pat
terson, of Memphis, Tenn,, is also regarded
as a possibility. The Tcunessceans are
not baokwa'rd in the race for foreign
orfice, among them being C. W. Caulser
and J. J. Patterson.for Colon; H. Hassock,
for Colombia, and J M. Patten-on, for a
place worth $2,500 or over.i
Dr. Curtis, of Chicago, Is aid to have
been selected by Secretary Buss as surgeon-in-chief
at Freedman's Hcwpital. although
the incumbent, Dr. Willfams', is strongly
backed for retention. . ,
The President is consiOerin& an invita
tion to attend the annual mreting of the
National Republican League atDetroit. be
ginning July 13.
The gossip still is that the Hev. Isaac
S- Hopkins, of GeorgiarwlU go as minister
to Greece, although it, "was said that
Georgia's cup was full when she was ac
corded the rnissiou to Japan!
Secretary Gage is reportedto be about to
name the auditors of the Treasury, having
to select from about 1 50 applfcants. Those
mentioned as probabilities are Mr. Nye, of
Danville, 111.; H. P. Farrow, of Georgia,
and F. M. Rice, of Indiana.
Jesse 1). Tullis spoken of as the coming
United States marshal for thesouthern dis
trict of Illinois, and FredShratler as consul
The President, though urged to take up
the question of a monetary convention, is
regarded as In opp5sitionjat.this tariff
juncture. ' :
A delegation of Virginians called yester
day and urged that theyirginia patronage
be controlled by John S aiWlss.
Judge "Wilson, who called at the White
House, denies that his call had any refer
ence to the Chapmancaac.
Ohio Free Silver Republicans.
Cincinnati, May 1. A caUVwas- issued
today for a convention of free silver Re
publicans of Ohio lnCInclunati, June 1
next, to elect delegates to the national
1 free silver couveutloa, June 8.
THE TIFF BILL 11 BUNGLE
Committee Cannot Frame a Meas
ure Yielding Enough Revenue.
TIMES HARD; MONEY SCARCE
Only Practicable Solution Seems to
Be Advancing Internal Revenue
Tares and Resuming Duties on
Coffee, Tea and Spices Doubling
the Beer Tax a Probahle Feature.
The very startling staternent was made
last evening by an .expert, who is-in a
position to know what the subcommittee
now in cnaige of the Dingley bill i do
ing, that the measure in the chape in
which It now btando falls short of rais
ing sufficient revenue to meet the ex
penses of the Government by almost
5100,000,000 a year.
If this be true, and it comes from a man
whose information is usually of the most
authentic character, a remarkable field
of conjecture is opened to the students of
the Republican sjstem of tanff for pro
tection. The Senate committee has failed utterly
to construct a bill that can yield sufficient
revenue. The bill as it came from the
316use was considered in detail, and the
rates in very many cases found to be too
high; so high, In fact, that It amounted to
an absolute prohibition. After repudi
ating McKinleylsm and declaring that it
would not again enact a law inflicting such
tremendously high rates in order that in
dustries might simply be protected, the
House established rates In many cases
that were In excess of those under the ace
These have been cut down. Throughout
the whole structure of the bill eirors have
been found, and the paring knife has been
used f rcely in the interest of ievenue. The
committee now finds, it is asserted, that
after fixing the duties at such a figure as
will not be prohibitive, and after putting
a reasonable duty on sugar, almost the Mc
Klnley rate on -wool, and shifting from the
free to the dutiable listinnumerahlearticles
placed on the free list by the House bill,
and taking the latest estimates of the Treas
ury experts as a basis upon which to work,
they will be short almost, if not alto
gether, an even hundred millions.
The heaviest importations in the history
of the country were those of 1SD0, which
came in under the act of 1883, made par
ticularly heavy by reason of the approach
ing enforcement of the McKlnley law,
which went into erfect in Octoberofth.it
calendar year. During the year named
the duties from imports amounted to 229,
600,000, of which $55,000,000 came from
sugar alone, a much higher rate of duty
helng levied on sugar then than in the
pending bill. The receipts from internal
revenue aggregated 142,000,000 and the
total receipts from all sources were $464,
000,000. In this total must be included
$61,000,000 from postal receipts, while
the expenses of the postal service aggre
gated $69,000,000. Thus-it is seen that
in that flood tide year the receipts were
$36,000,000 less than the average ex
penditures of the Government today.
The committee understands very well
that no bill that can bo framed today C'ta
yield an amount of revenue ecmalto that
The conditions have changed- Times are
hard and money Is not in circulation- Peo
ple are not buying, and until there is con
sumption there will be no importation.
"Without importation there can be no cus
toms revenue- No oue appreciates this
better than the committee-
This shortage in the estimated revenue
to be derived under the pending bill is
due to the shrinkage in importations. A
single illustration will show the dilemma
in which the committee finds itself and the
conditions which have to be met In
1893 under the McKlnley law, with a
duty of 60 cents a square yard and 40
per cent ad valorem, theie was imported
into the United States a million and a
quarter dollars' worth of Oriental rugs;
rugs of the most luxurious character, such
as only the wealthy can and do buy.
These did not compete with home manu
factures, for rugs ofthis kind ai e n ot made
here. Now, what was the result when the
"Wilson la-w wentinto eflect? "Under this
law the duty was only 40 per cent ad
valorem, an Immense reduction, andyet.in
1896, there was imported only $250,000
worth. This was due to depression in busi
ness and hard times. If this le true with
regard to the wealthy, thecommitteeisask
ing itself, what will be the result with
respect to the great staples that the cc-JOr
rnon people buy and which have been taxed
to bring in revenue? If the shrinkage is
so marked in the luxuries what will it
amoun to when we enter the domain of
ordinary laces, cheap woolens and a thou
sand and one other things that might be
named, that form the great bulk of our
Importations, and which are bought by the
so-called middle classes? It is a Eeiioas
question for the committee and the Con
gress, and up to this moment thecommlltee
has been unable to give itself a satisfactory
answer. The only solution thatappears practicable,
says this expert, is an increase in some
of the internal revenue taxes, and a re
turn to the duties on coffee, tea, and spices.
Without committing itself to any, of these
things the committee has been considering
their expediency. It it could assure it&elf
that the question involved in such a tax
would be seriously discussed in the Senate
from an economic standpoint only, with
out any demagogy, the committee would
gladly add them to the bill. But it can
.receive no assurances that this question
can be divorced from politics. If theDcmo
crats will join hands with them in an
endeavor to raise taxes In this manner, one
member of the committee said yester
day that the -Republicans would be will
ing to follow this course, believing, as they
did, that such an inc reused taxation would
be a trifling burden ujon the people when
compared with the money it would put
in circulation, and the revivifying effects
of stimulated Industry that would he
come apparent These arguments may be
fallacious, and are so considered by many
well-informed politicians, but the com
mittee is advancing them, and floundering
around In the hope that something may be
The most pobableoutcomcistbatthpta,:
on beer will be doubled. This would yield
$35,000,000 more than we now get, but
this would not even make good the deficit
based upon the best year in our historyf
and leaves outof the calculation altogether
the enormous shrinkage referred to ir
tobacco is to be increased it would only
be by 50 per cent, aud this would add
Members cf the committee claim that the
assessment of a tax on tea and coffee
would have no appreciable effect on the
price of those articles to the consumer.
They point to the fact that as soon as we
took off the duty on these things the gov
ernments where these staples are grown
placed an export tax upon them
in an equivalent sum, so that
while we have admitted them free
and loht- the revenue thehome governments
hae taxed them and swelled their own
revenue, without the people of this coun
try suffering anything in the shape of
increased cost. In addition to this they
claim that the piice of colfee and tea has
fallen so that it is today vastly less in
cost than when the tax was assessed
agalnstit.and much better able to stand it.
In 1873, when we took the tax off
coffee, that tax was three cents a pound.
In 196 we Imported 573,000,000 pounds.
The tax of fifteen cents a pound was taken
off of tea in lb70. Last year we consumed
Discussing these matters, therefore, in
only a tentative way, and probably without
anything coming from it, save, possibly,
the tax on beer, the committee finds that
it could raise an additional sum as fol
lows: Beer, $35,000.0000: tobacco, $15,000,
000: coffee, $17,000,000; tea, $14,000,
000; spices, $3,000,000; total, $84,000,
000. This would be more than enough
and would put a surplus In the Treasury
It is hardlv probable, however, that under
any contingency would the Republicans
report such a measure unless they could
have the hearty co-operation ot the Demo
crats, which is altogether impossible. Still,
the subject has been privately discussed.
As has been stated in The Times, some of
the members otthe committee are in favor
of reducing the tax on whisky from $1 10
a gallon to 90 cents, but it is not believed
that this will result in an increased use of
that article and a resultant increase in
the revenue derived from it.
The full committee will be in session
again Monday, at which time an effort
will again be made to secure an agree
ment as to when the bill shall be re
ported. Senator Jones of Nevada was
here yesterday and had a conference with
the Republicans- The subcommittee say
that he is in thorough accord with them
on all the vital matters contained in the
bill. The grammatical construction of
the language In the bill was gone over
carefully yesterday. The sugar schedule,
ono of the committeemen said last night,
was still to be definitely and flnally
Changes on the Raleigh Trihune.
Raleigh, N. C, May 1. The Tiibune will
announce tomorrow morning a change In
Its business management, G. M. Kenyon,
former manager, having resigned and F.
M- Messier being elected to fill the posi
tion. W. W. Hay ward has been re-elected
Four Men Saved From It for
Lives of Suffering.
THEIR TALE OF MISERY
Seventeen of Their Shipmates Jleft
the Wreck "With Them Sumo Died
Raving: Maufac-H, Others Expired
Quietly, While Several, 7 n able-to
Endure the Torture, Snlcldedr .
St. John's. N. FT, May 1. -Another boaf
belonging to the wrecked French brigaa,
tine Vaillant was accounted for toda;
though only four of the twenty-one per
sons aboard her lived to tell a tale or
suffering and prolonged misery, rarely
equaled in marine annals.
These four formed the n-muant of those
aboard the Valllant's lifeboat, and when
picked up by the fishing vessel Araedee
they were at death's dour This was at
midnight on April 20, and they were
landed at St. I'ierre, this evening.
The boat left theslnkingship -with tWeritfe;
one people, Including the captjln aml-tbis
dog. No time was thereto get food, wdte?jS
or oars, and the boat diifted alongoilceV
a log. Words fall to describe thesuiferlngsV
the twenty-one endured. First they orowiife
ed her so much that theseassweptovifrheFis -deluging
the wretched men and necessitat
ing constant bailing. Then the cold was
extreme and pierced them, few having any
clothes, as all were abed when the accident
The sufferers tried to quench their thirst
an d hunger by sucking Ice and chewing their
leather belts, but their vitality was speed
ily exhausted and after two days ex4
posure their exhausted frames could no
support the strain. Man after man gave
up. On the third day four died and six
went overboard the next day. Three were
added to the total the fifth day, and
another four within the last day.
Their manner of dying was peculiar.
Some threw themselves into the water;
others died raving mauiacs, and others
quietly expired. The effect on the sur
vivors was appalling They are still
haunted by the terror of these spectacles
of death, and especially by the actions of
the violent ones, who sought to overturn
the boat, and end the misery of all in
one sudden plunge into the ocean. Thedog
was killed the third day- The captain cut
it up into portions. The men drew lots
for it, and part only of the flesh was
eaten each day. The hide was cut into
strips, and this they chewed when the
flesh of the animal was all gone-
The captain died the fourth nay aud his
body, like that of the othi-rs, was im
mediately committed to the waves. The
coats and hats of the dead men were used
by the survivors,. Tvnd as these grew fewer
they were able to keep fairly warm. The
last of the dog meat was eaten tturnight
before the rescue. The bones lay amid
the ice in the bottom or the boat. One of
the men discerned a light bearing directly
down on them, and they had barely
strength to shout as the vessel pased
within a foot of their boat She came
within a hair's breadth or sinking them
The four survivors were almost solid
masses of ice when saved. The clothing
had to be cut off them in pieces, taking
the skin from their legs, which were frost
bitten right through almost to the thighs.
The tour men will lose their legs, and two
will lose their hands also Theirsufrerings
aboard the ship as returning strength drove
the blood through the injured members
were not less than those endured in the
boat, and tney were in a shocking condi
tion when landed this evening. They were
only partly conscious.
They told their experiences with diffi
culty, but declare that cannibalism was
not resorted to, as in the case of the other
survivors. They saw none ot the other
boats. It is doubtful if any of the whole
party of eight survivors will ever leav?
TO SUCCEED LINDSAY.
Blackburn Preparing Hta Plans for
the Next Campaign.
Lexington, Ky , May 1. Ex-Senator
Blackburn proposes to stay in politics, and
a movement is on footto run State Senator
Benry Martin as a candidate against him.
The plan is to make Martin an avowed
candidate for United States Senator against
Blackburn, to succeed Senator Lindsay.
Blackburn and his friends are taking an
active part in nominating candidates for
the !egis!ature,with the understanding that
they shall support Blackburn for the United
Sound money Democrats propose to see
to it that Blackburn's candidates are de
feated by other Democrats who areopposed
to Blackburn , or by Republicans. They say
Blackburn shall never return to tue United
States Senate ir they can prevent it. The
battle against Blackburn will be fought
over the entire State in the primary elec
tions and conventions to nominate candi
dates Tor the legislature next fall.
The friends of Senator Lindsay have not
as jet been heard from. TheBlackburnites
have reported that Lindsay docs not want
another term, but leading Democrats here
say this report is false, mid that Llndsar
will be a candidate to succeed himself.
TORTURED BY THIEVES.
A "Womnn Beaten and BTer Feet and
. Sistcrsville, W. Va., May 1. Mrs. Shoot,
an aged woman living at Adonis, was
horribly tortured and robbed by a negro
and white man, who forced an entranco
into her house last night-
The robbers brutally beat her bare feet
with switches, burned them to a crisp
with candles, aud also burned the hair
from her head and roasted one ear. The
woman finally told where her money was
hidden, and the robbers secured $500
The woman will probably die-
A Murderer in Custody.
Carlisle, Ky., May 1. Al King, alias
Simon P. King, living near "Winchester,
arrived here this morning In charge of
Deputy Sheriff Epperson. King lo charged
with killing William T. Collins, In thl
county, twenty-five years ago.
Allen Assumes His Duties.
New York, May 1. A. A. Allen has been
elected vice president and general manager
ottheMissouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
and assumed the duties of his new offices
today, succeeding T. C. Purdy, who r
signed last week.
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th nndK.
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