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WASHINGTON, FREDAT MOmSTCNGrA JUNE 4, 1897 .EIG-HT PAG-.ES.
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ADARKOUTLOOK FOR SPA
The Most Serious Crisis Since the
Monarchy Was Restored.
A STATEMENT BY CANOVAS
The Queen Regent to nave a 'Jou
ference with Sngasta and Gen.
Cairipos A Possibility that Canc
vns "Will Undertake tlicForumtlun
of a New Cabinet.
Madrid, June 3. The Queen Regent prc
eided at the cabinet council today. I'riitie
Minister Cnnovas del Castillo made a
lengthy statement, in which lie dwelt
upon a'l the aspects of the home and
colonial situation, and Spain's relations
with the United States. He declared that
a mere modification of the cabinet would
not meet the needs ot the situation, but if
the crown still had confidence in the
Conservative party and in htm, he would
remain in office and cope with the prob
lems. The Queen Regent expressed herself
as satisfied with the statement made by
the premiei , and asked him to continue in
office until the crisis should be soled.
In a subsequent inteniew Senor Canovas
eald that he believed that a solution or
the crisis would be difficult. All de
pended upon the result of the Queen
Regent's interview ivitn Gen. Martinez
Campos and Senor Sagasta, the leader of
the Liberal party.
Many of the newspaper, pmnounce the
crisis to be the most serious since the
monarchy was restored, chiefly because the
nation attaches the greatest importance to
the consequences the outcome "will hae
upon the Spanish possession of Cuba and
the relations with the United States.
The decision of the Queen Rescue to
take time to consider the situation and
to consult the leaders of the opposition
and the President of the Senate and House
of Representatives is tantamount to an
admission that the colonial policy of the
last two years hab been a failure.
SPANIARDS FULL OF RAGE
A Havana Newspaper's Gross Insult
to the American Nation.
"We Ought to Spit In 'the Faces of
These Barbarians," Snys El
Havana, "via Key West, June 3. Public
demonstrations against the United States
are being made in the streets of Havana
by the uncompromising Spaniards, who
favor Wfyler's policy. El Coniercio, the
organ in Havana of the board of grocens
and Spanish mei chants, has published a
sensational editorial, in which the Ameri
can nation is grossly Insulted.
"We ought to spit in the faces of these
barbarians," says El Coniercio, "to show
The situation Is extremely grave here
for the Amei leans on account of this
ebullition of Spanish feeling. Consul Gen
eral Lee ib the target of all attacks of the
Spanish press as choose to make him
responsible for the policy of American
interference in Cuba, "which everyone In
Cuba believes will be Inaugurated by
The investigation into the Ruiz caEe
and the trip of Mr Calhoun and Mr. Lee
to Matanzas have aroused much Spanish
Indignation. The efforts of La Lucha tq
demonstrate that Mr. Calhoun's mission
Is not .of .international importance have
Gen. Weyler is ill at Sancti Spiritusfrom
an attack of fever. He says, however, that
be is resolved to go to Orient, "where he
Intends in a few weeks to report that part
of the island "pacified "
Pedro Amlrecain, the traitor, who, as
previously reported, was hanged in Ma
tanzas province by order of Gen Pedro
Eclnncourt. evidently had orders from the
Spaniards to kill the Cuban leader. In his
pockets "were found two letters, one from
Gen. Molina and the other from the gov
ernor of Matanzas, Senor Porcela, offer
ing $3,000 in ca6e he should deliver Belan
court to the Spaniards alive or dead. A
good position for his father in the Span
ish administration "was also promised to
At Yumuri, Matanzas province, a Span
ish column wab utterly routed by the Cu
bans under Gen. Eelaneourt and Col.
Arango. The Spanish entered Matanzas in
ed. They left many more wounded and
lolled on the field
A train from Havana to Matanzas was
compelled to return this morning to 'he
capital. AH the track between San Miguel
and Iaruco was broken and the numerous
insurgents in the way prevented speedy
reparation of the line.
The financial situation in Havana is ter-
riblc. A Spanish 5 gold piece is worth .
$14 in paper money.
SPANISH CABINET CRISIS.
Kot Likely to Change Relations with
It is said in this city that the resig
nation of the Spanish cabinet will not
make any change in thediplomaticrelations
between Spain and this country relative
to Ouba. It is the impression In diplomatic
circles in Washington that if the incoming
ftblnet should Tse wholly composed of
liberals, tliat substantially the same policy
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rcgardmg Cuba will be continued, "with
the exception that Weyler may be recalled
Secretary Sherman declined yesterday to
talk about the ministerial crisis, and As
sistant Secietary Day was equally uncom-
munlcntive, but a gentleman who stands
close to Secietary Sherman lias said that
the Secretary ib of the opinion that the
cabinet change will not increase the prov
pectsfor successful mediation by the United
States tn belialt of Cuba.
The same person ib authority for declar
ing that the incoming cabinet will not ie-
call Minister Dupuy de Lome, giving as
one of tite reasons that he has a better
knowledge of the precise condition of
Cuba and the United States than any diplo
mat in Spain, and at this ciillcal time
it would be folly to remove him.
WEVLEH WOULD RESIGN.
Ue Is Not Likely to Serve Under
Havana, via Key West, June3. It is said
here in well informed circles that In ease
Senor Sagnsta should be charged by the
Queen to form a new cabinet, Gen. Wey
ler will tender his leslgnatlon.
MILLIONS OF COUNTiiHFKITS.
Vast Operations of a Gang in the
St. Louis, June 3. United States secret
sprvice agents in St. Louis, Kansas City,
Omaha, Denver, Salt Luke City, and Sun
Francisco are "working on a problem which
has caused them much worry and anxiety.
Itls the flooding or the West with counter
felt half dollarb, made ot coin silver The
circulation of these counterfeits is on the
increase, and Chief Hazen lias taken the
in itter up.
The counterfeit closely resembles gen
uine co-cent pieces, and the result Is thut
they arc having a wide circulation Many
of them have readied the Eastern States.
A rough estimate puts the amount of
these spurious half-dollars in circulation
at SI, 500,000, and the profits of the coun
terfeiters must be tremendous.
These coins are spurious only in the
sense tliat they are not authorized or
manufactured by the United States Govern
ment. The countcrfeiteib' profit is in the
price ot bullion. For 2 cents they can
purchase enough in the open maiket to
make a half dollar.
Tiie countcifciter's profit is at least 100
per cent on every coin.
Mil. LONG AT ANNAPOLIS.
Officers of the Academy In trodueed
to Their CJilef.
Annapolis, June 3 Secretary of the
Navy John I. Long, who -vvill deliver di
plomns on Friday to forty-seven gradu
ates of the Na-al Academy, arrived this
afternoon on the dispatch boat Dolphin.
His parfcv left Washington yesterday and
had a pleasant cruise on the Potomac and
in the Chesapeake. The Secretary was
accompanied by his vife and daughter
and Surgeon Rexey.
The Secretary received a salute of seven
teen guns just as the steamer dropped
anchor in the Severn, and later the salute
was repeated during a drill which began
at 6 o'clock. The Secretary and party
are guests of Capt. v. H. Cooper, superin
tendent ot the Naval Academy, where the
officers of the Academy were Introduced.
Secretary Long enjoyed the artiliery
battallon diill, which was witnessed by a
large crowd. He had previously witness nl
the athletic tournament ut the gymnasium
and wan also pleased with the perfoim
nnce During the exhibition, which con
sisted uf fencing, Indian rlub swinging,
broadsword diill, cane drill, baj'onet drill,
I oxing and gymnastic events, the Thomp
son medal, donated by Robert Thompson,
ot New York, a former nanl cadet, was
presented to Cadet Houston, of the iirsfc
class His competitor was Cadet Eggert,
also of the first class.
Cadet Houston has won several medals,
and recently defeated in fencing Harvwid
and Columbia University representatives.
PROSPERITY'S SLOW PACE
Mr. Bryan Calls Attention to
Labor Finds Plenty of Leisure to
Study the Money Question Bat
tle for Bituetuilibui Goes On.
Buffalo, N. Y., June3.-William J.Bryan
received an enthusiastic reception on enter
ing New York Statetoday. Three thousand
persons heard him lecture on "Bimetallism"
at Music Hall tonight. The piomised pros
perity, he 6aid, had not come. It "was un
usual for people who had been defeated in
a great convention to so soon resume the
contest, but as for him, the battle would
never end until gold monometallism had
been driven out of the country.
"I have no criticism," he said, "for
those who rast their Influence for the
Republican candidate. I don't feel so
bad about it as some of them do now."
Labor, he said, now had plenty of
leisure to study the money question, and
was studying it with the earnestness of a
a man who finds that he is in a burning
house and is looking for the fire escape.
Going into the history of financial legis
lation, he said:
"Thecampaignof 1896 will hememorable
in the history of this country because,
for the first time In this generation, a
plaJrm was written on the money Ques
tion that was so clear, so distinct, that no
one could misconstrue it if he tried."
Mr. Bryan ridiculed the Eending of a
commission to Europe on the financial
question. "They say the silver agita
tion Is what brought us to our present con
dition. Is It fair, then, just when we have
had confidence restored to us, and when
prosperity has come to each one of us, that
we should send a commission to open this
agitation, and rob Europe of these bless
ings?" Expressing his confidence in the future,
Mr Bryan said: "No tomb was ever made
so strong tnatitcould imprison a righteous
cause.'' Describing the influence of the
creditor class on public affairs, he said:
"Jf any one doubts it, let him run for
President on a free coinage platform."
Mr. Bryan will speak at a gathering of
the Knights of Pythias, at Toronto, to
morrow. He said tonight that there was
no truth in the report that he was going
around the world with Mrs. Bryan this
Fatal Stabbing Affray,
Hew "London, Conn., Juno 3, As a re
sult of a drunken row, Henry Carroll
stabbed and killed his cousin, John P.
Carroll, on Hamilton avenue, Preston,
about 10-30 o'clock, Wednebday evening,
and, with his companion iu the affair,
is now in custody.
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fl CONSPIRAGY UNEARTHED
Scheme to Overthrow the Costa
Rican Government Balked.
TWO ARRESTS IN NEW YORK
Finely Kxoeuted Connterfeit Notes
on the Hank of Costa Hiea Ihjiire
scntlng Millions of Dollars Cap
tured They Were to Have JleeJ
"Used as the Sinewn of War.
New York, June 3.-By the arrest t-f
Ricardo de Rcquesens and a woman "' the
name ot Eugenia Remmau today, a con
spiracy was revealed tlat was set on foot
not only to cause a revolution in the re
public of Costa Rica, but to supply the
funds for overthrowing the existing gov
ernment by means of counterfeited bauk
notes of tlie Bank of Costa Rica.
Chief Hazen, of tiie United States Secret
Service, caused the arrests today, after
an Investigation by federal detectives that
lias lasted for over a month.
Counterfeited notes of the Costa Rica
Bank to the amount of several million
dollars have been captured. The chief re
marked tliat he had seldom seen such fine
workmanship as the notes exhibited Eariy
last month Mr. Cnlvo, the minister from
Costa Rica, at Washington, requested the
Government to investigate the conspiracy.
It was found that Be Rcquesens, who is a
native of CoKta Rica, had a printing estab
lishment under the title of the Spanfih
American Printing Union, at 126 Maiden
Lane. The printing office is where the
false notes were made, it is said, and
many of the details of the conspiracy to
cause the revolution were arranged there
De Rcquesens and the Reinnian woman
made a trip to Costa Rica, but were
turned back by the president uf the e
publio after they had been there about
two days. Several of the conspirators
have been arrested In Costa Rica by
United States secret service detectives,
who went there to investigate.
Alfied Wolcott, an English waiter ot he
Hocl Imperian, in San Joe, the capital
of Cota Rica, has been arrested, and
$847,000 in the counterfeit notes was
found In his possession. Two other men
were arrested with $70,000 ot the bogjs
money, and a sofa, which was shipped
from this city and which had 4,030 of
the counterfeit notes hidden In the lining,
was intercepted. Chief nazen said that he
understood that all the bogus bills were of
the $100 variety.
The prisoners were held by United States
Commiffiioner Shields for examination on
June 16. Other arrests are to be made
CHAPLAIN PRAYS AGAINST GOLD.
Dr. Bradford Could He Suspected of
Springfield, Ills., June 3.-The chaplain
of the house, the Rev. Dr. D. G. Bradford,
opened proceedings today in the State legis
lature with the following prayers:
"Almighty God, we seek Thy presence
and blessings at the beginning of another
day's diligent labor. Help us, we pray
Thee, in the discharge of this day's duties.
Help these men to remember the poor, tax
burdened people of this great State.
"Contract, we pray Thee, the capacious
maw of the penal reformatory, charitable
and educational Institutions of HlinJis.
Mty they learn to be content with less
money, and may we, who "refuse to
worship a golden calf, refuse also to
worship gold In any other form. Forbid
that any foreigner vl<ing our shores
shall ever again have occasion to write:
" "Money, money, is all their cry;
Money's the total sum.
Give us money or else we die
"Oh! Let the money come, and we will
ever give Thee endless praise."
The prayer was greeted with enthusias
Shepard to Build n Railroad.
Ch'huahua, Mex., June 3. It Is an
nounced here that Alexander R. Shepard,
formerly of Washington, D. C. , now a
millionaire mining man of Batopilas, this
State, has completed arrangements for
building a railioad from this city to a
port on the Pacific Coast, probably Topo
lobampo, passing through the Batopilas
mining district. .English capitalists aie
associated with him In the enterprise.
A Boy Kills His Two Sisters.
Greene, Iowa, June 3. The fifteen-j ear
old son of L. Schwartz, living near Greene,
while attempting to unload a gun last
night, dlschaiged the weapon, killing
his two sisters- The bullet passed through
the neck of one of the sister and struck
the other one Just over the heait.
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90c. per gallon. 601-603 N. Y. avo. nw.
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HKIGHAM YOITNG MONUMENT.
Imposing One Reared in Ills Honor
bj- the Mormons.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Jm)c3.-Tue Brig
ham Young monument is to be unveiled ou
July 20, at the semi-centennial celebration
of the entrance of the Mormon Pioneeru
into the great Salt Lake Valley. The site
isabout250 feet from the Mormon Temple.
The monument will bethlity-aixteethlgh,
including a twe've-foot bronze statue or
tto Mormon leader. On thefour sides ot
the base are enrved illustrations of pioneer
life. The cost is about $50,000
Brigbam Young entered Great Salt Lake
Yalley on July 21, 1847, the pioneer band
consisting ot 443 men, three women, and
two children. About fifty of the pioneers
now survive, among them being Wllford
Woodruff, present president of the church.
Of theMormons who came to Utah the first
year about 500 farc living, aud are to be
guests at the celebration. Three of the
origiual pioneers were colored, and of
these one, Green Flake, survives.
GOLl MEN DENOUNCED.
Kentucky Democrntle &tate Conven
tion Completes' Its Labors.
Fmnkforr, Ky, June Samu.,'1 J.
Shacklefnrd, of Davies couy, was nomi
nated this afternoon bytho silver Demo
cratic State convention for clerk ot the
court or appeals on the tenth ballot, after
an exciting contest.
The convention was remarkable for Its
bitter denunciation of gold Democratic
leaders. Phackleford is -thirty-five Tears
old, and was sergeant-at-arms of the Ken
tucky senate scssloas of 1S92 and '9 1.
A PAYING TELLER MISSING
William N. Boggs, of Dover,
. fanlter for .$38,000.
Supposed to Have Usipd the Money
in Stock and Other Forms of
Wilmington, June 3. When the directors
or the First National Bank of Dover met
today to consider discounts, the president,
Harry A. Richardson, informed them that
William N". Hoggs, Tor several years pay
ing teller of the bank, had left Dover and
that his accounts were short at least $-18,-000.
Boggs left Dover on Saturday after
noon, and when he did notreturn by Tues
day tin president and the cashierrjohn H.
Bateman, made an investigation of the
teller's books, with the result stated.
Today Bateman and Mrs. Boggs re
ceived letters from Boggs, written in
New York. He told the cashier that he
had taken the money for his family uses
aud could not pay 'it "back because of
losses in the stock market. His pecula
tions have extended through a series or
ton years, small amounts being taken
each time, .and covered-by a falsification
of the tiooks. What plan was followed
is not n.ade clear.
To his wife Boggs said he had taken
monej belonging to the bank, and had
come to the conclusion that the only way
out of the trouble wouliftte'thiough death.
Mrs. Boggs, who Is. left with five chil
dren, Is piostrated. Her husband is about
thirty-five years of age and has always
lived in Dover. He issupposed to have
epentsome oflus money in gambling. Boggs
had a surety company and private citi7cns
as his bondsmen, and it jis expected the
shortage will be made up The bank is
in nowise seriously affected by the loss
and no further trouuIele expected.
LASTED TENV SECONDS.
. Y., Visited by a Severe
Troy.N. Y., June 3 A n earthquakeshock
that lasted ten seconds was felt in this
city and environments about 12:30 this
moraine. Chief of Police Flynn, of Lan
slnghurg.sald the shock was no pronounced
that articles lying on his desk were shaken
to the floor.
The shock was also feltiin a number
of towns in the northern Hudson valley.
Collision on the Elevated Road.
New York, June 3. There was a rear-end
collision on the Seconjd Avenue Elevated
Railroad at the Eighty-sixth sticefe station
at 7:30 o'clock this momlng. A South
Feiry train was just leaving the station; a
Canal street traia was justcoming in.
The rear platform ofr thc'outgolng train
was smashed, and tiie shock biokc the
wludow panes half way through-the car.
Several passengers were cut by the broken
glass, but none seriously injured.
Favor a Railroad Pooling Bill.
New York, June 3. Resolutions favor
ing the early enactment by Congress of
a railroad pooling bill were.:adopted by
the chamber of commerce today.
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TIE DOOM OF LEWIS NEAR
He Will Be Hanged at Fairfax
CONFESSES TO MANY CRIMES
In Addition to the Outrage Upon
llr. Heidel, Admits to Three
Others. A Prominent Young Lady
One of His Victims nis Last
Night In Jail.
Fairfax Courthouse, June 3. James Lew
is, the negro who assaulted Mrs. Ida
Reidcl about two months ago at her home,
u few miles below Alexandria, will be
hanged in the Jail yard here tomorrow.
Preparations for the execution haveben
going on for a number of days past, and
Sheriff Gordon lias everything in readi
ness Five o'clock has been set as the
hour when the hanging will take place.
While the erection of the scaffold na3 been
in progress Lewis has quietly 1'stened to
the sound of the hammer, and up to this
afternoon stoutly maintained his inno
cence Even after the motion made by W.
H. Saddler, one of his attorneys, in Rich
mond today, asking that the verdict ofthe
Jury bf set aside on the ground of techni
cal errors, had been denied, he rerued to
admit his guilt.
It was not until this afternoon, when
he was taken out into the jail yard, when
he viewed the rope hanging from the
beam rrom whkli he is to swing that he
broke down and made a full confession.
Upon being taken back to his cell he
faltered for a few moments, and then
said that he wished to make a statement
before lie died. In the presence of Sheiifr
Gordon, Rev. Robert Naurse and othess,
Lewis, trembling with excitement, went
into the details of the story' of the ciinie
for which he is to die tomorrow. He
admitted that the statements of Mrs.
Reldel, made at the tiial, weje cornet
in every detail, and furthermore acknowl
edged that lie went to her home with the
avowed purpose of committing the out
rage. Sometime after having made this state
ment. Editor Donohue, who is one of the
death watch, observed that Lewis wa
still in high state of excitement, and
evidently about to make still further reve
lations. Upon being questioned for a
short time, Lewis astonished the death
watch by confessing to three similar crimes
previously committed. Two of his vic
tims were colored, one of them being a
child twelve years of age.
The third offense to which Lewis con
fessed was committed upon a prominent
young lady in Charlottesville, whose name
he refuses to reveal, stating that though
he is guilty of the hornble crime and de
serves to be punished by death, he stiil
wishes to be remembered as being manly
enough not to reveal what his victim has
always kept secret. According to his
statement he met the lady alone one
night, In an isolated spot, and committed
During Lewis' confinement in the jail he
has spent the greater portion of his time
in writing letters, and has had but few
friends call on h:m. His wife and spiritual
ad iser have been his only guests. As tne
time for the execution has drawn near
Lewis has appeal ed more and more uneuy
until tonight After having made his con
fession he says he K prepared to meet a
Tonight he is in the test of spirits. Joking
and laughing with his keepers. He considers
that hiR confession has brought him for
giveness. He ate a hearty dinner of beet
steak, h.im and eggs, bread and butter,
cortee and seveial vegetables, and seemed
to relish his meal.
He snys that lie does not intend to sleep
much tonight, but will be ready for the
execution when the hour arrives, and as
serts that he will walk to the gallows with
outralterlng. Rev Mr. Brewer.thecolored
minister who has been attending him, will
not remain at the jail tonight, but will
walk beside the condemned man on tiie
march to the scaffold tomorrow morning.
A boaid fence twenty feet high has been
erected about the jail yard, and only
about fifty spectators will be admitted
to witness the execution.
Ship and Twelve Seamen Lost.
San Francisco, June 3. Details were re
ceived today of the loss of the British ship
Zuleika, from New -York, bound for Wel
lington, with part of her original cargo
from New York, atPalliser Bay, New South
Wales. Capt. Brernuer, Second Mate Lane,
and 6e en seamen were saved, and First
Mate Herbert. Graham and eleven seamen
were drowned. The survivors endured great
haidships, as the weather was bitterly cold
and they hung on the masts for hours,
swept by Icy seas.
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BRYAN MKI2TS BUSHNKLL..
Speaks of the Democratic Debt to
Masslllon, Ohio, June 3. Governor
Bushnell and W. J. Bryan met by chunceut
Gallon yesterday, as the governor wa on
the way to Masslllon and Mr. Bryan to
The governor invited Mr. Bryan to enter
his car. and they chatted together for
about two hours.
Said .Mr Bryan: "I'm sorry to see that
Hanna keeps up the fight in the Senate "
"Don't give yourself any uneasiness
about tliat," retorted the governor, "The
talk all comes rrom Democratic news
papers." "Well," continued Mr. Bryan, "we Demo
crats are indebted to Mr. Hanna for some
tilings. He made so many promises th..t
have not been fulfilled, you know."
"I beg of you not to let yourself be con
cerned over that," replied the governor.
"Every promise that was made will be
fulfilled, if you will but give the Re
publicans time "
BRYAN TO TOUR THE WORLD.
Wi.shen to Study Economic Condi
tions In Other Countries.
St Louis. June 13. It is reported that
"William J Bryan will make a trip around
the world and incidentally inform himself
on economic question in the various coun
tries which he passes.
Albert J, LnrJght, a St Joseph bond
broker, who is a guest at the Planters Hotel
in this city, visited Lincoln, Neb., recently,
and while there called at the Bryan home
stead. Mr Enrigut says thaton thatocca
sion Mr. Bryan announced his intention
to make the trip. He expects to leave
within a short time and will be gone sev
eral months. His family will accompany
A RUSn TO GOLD FIELDS.
Rich Placer Deposits on the Mam
hare River, Australia.
San Francslco, June3.-Tbe Australian
steamer today brought details of a great
rush to the new Guinea placer mines on
the Mambare River.
Five hundred prospectors have reached
Port Moresby, where fever and dysentery
have attacked them.
The placers are reported to be very ricn.
but the climate is severe, and food and im
plements are scarce and dear.
Ternblt hardships were endured by a
Keating prospecting party on the Musa
Rivcr.iu New Guinea. Four white men had
employed seventeen blacks- to carry their
outfit, but the natives soon tired of the
work. Tren the prospectors built a raft
and tried to navigate the river, but the sup
plies Wt-ie washed off, and the men reach
ed the mouth of the river after three day
without food The natives tnreateneilthem,
but they scared them off with their rifles.
CYCLONE STRIKES DALLAS
Twister Does llueli Damage in the
Houses Demolished and Inmate- In
juredGrowing Crops Blown
Down by the Furioa.s Wind.
Dallas, Texas. June 3. From 3 to 4
o'clock this afternoon Dallas and Nanh
Texas experienced the wor.st storm of ihe
year. The rain came like a deluge and the
wind was akin to a cyclone. Passengers
and trainmen in tonight on roads enter
ing at Dallas, report crop-, blown riat all
over the country. Wheat and other small
gram lias suffered rrom 25 to 40 percent
loss, and cotton and corn are badly in
jured. Part of the Dallas cycle park, the finest
In tl, South, was wrecked, and the r.i-'cs
scheduled to open tonight had to be de
clared off. A cottage in the Twelfth
ward was struck by what looked like a
gigantic Jet black ball of smoke and
completely demolished. William Strat
tor, who occupied the house, was olown
a distance of over fifty yards and fa tall j
injured. Five cottages were wrecked at
Central avenue, Lincoln andPresrou streets
The only injury was to Will Ray, whose
hip was dislocated. Several ot the bulid
iugs in the fair ground, were demolished
and the fence badly wrecked.
Three dwellings were destroyed at Grand
Prairie, twelve miles from Dallas, on che
Texas and Pacific Road, and the families
were left homeless. Much other damage
was done. The loss approximates many
thousands of dollars.
SETTLERS LOOK FOR TROUBLE.
A Montana Sheriff Says 200 Indians
Are Off their Reservations.
Miles City, Mont , June 3. Sheriff Gibb,
who returned last night from the Cheyenne
agency, says: The Indian situation is very
grave indeed. He reported two hundred
or more Indians oft the reservation and
scattered in the lulls Their war whoops
can be heard irequently, and the dancing
continues. Old settlers look for trouble.
The sheriff 's po'-se, three hundred strong,
are now stationed In Miiallnumbers In and
about the settlements near the reserva
tion. CONFESSION OF STANDING ELK.
He, with Cther He Named, UeJpe i
to Murder Hoover.
Lee, Mont , June 3. The latest advices
from the scene of the Cheyenne Indian
troubles are to the etrect that Standing
Elk has confessed complicity in the mur
der of Johulloover,the herdsman, implicat
ing Philip Stanley, Sam Crow and Chter
Capt Stouch, the Indian agent, will sur
render the piisoiu-TS to Sheriff Gibo on
Friday, but it is not likely they will ever
leach Miles City as the settlers are de
termined to lynch them.
No Change in the Tailors Strike.
New York, June 3. About 60 per cent
of the striking tailors were still out today
The situation practically remalu.'d un
changed. Majer Schoenfeld, the leader
of the strikers, said today that none of
the strikers now out would go back to
work before next Tuesday, because Satur
day, Sunday and Monday would be Jewish
holldavs. He said that 230 contractois,
Including the fourteen who settled yes
terday, were running with a full comple
ment of returned strikers.
Pension vouchors executed at 4th
and Fsts,, opposite Pension Agency. Open
night and day.
Doors, any size, 1J4 inches thick, $l
Frank Lihbey 4 Co., 6th at. and N. Y. ave.
THE iTENTW OF JAPAN
Many Hawaiians Declare She De
signs to Seize the Islands.
MUST HAVE REPARATION
Itls Snid that Another War Vessel
Is Being Fitted Out for Yoko
hamaThere Have Been No -Breaches
of Diplomatic Relation
Honolulu, May 27, via San Francisco,
June 3.-While there Is'no change In the
situation over the Japanese immigration
quarrel, and while leading Hawaiian- and
Japanese officials declare no violence ij
now to be feared in the settlement ot the
question many here believe that the Japan
ese are only waiting for a pretext to carry
out a well-planned device for the seizing
of the Hawaiian Islands Those who take
this view call attention to the scattering
of the Japanese among the island.-) on var
ious sugar plantations, and to the face
that most or theselaborersare well trained
in arms, and would respond promptly to
any call ot their government for mobilizing
troops. Japan, while comparatively a small
nation, is very powerful. She will not read
ily brook interference from the United
States in a quarrel which she deems pecu
liarly her owiuanq&heis conscious' enough
of her own power to reseat interference
with force if occasion demands It.
Such is the opinion expressed by thoss
who take the demands of Japan seriously.
The Japanese residents all insist tliat thu
treaty has been violated and that thrS
Japanese as a people have been discrim-
iuatedagalnstaudinsulted by tiie Hawaiian
government. They demand reparation for
the alleged Injury, ur a recourse to force.
When the last steamer that arrived from
the Orient sailed from Yokohama, it waa
understood that another powerful war
vessel was being fitted out for this port.
A number or war vessels might be dis
patched here on short notice and might
have things tnnr own way before another
war ship could be dispatched fiom thu
American coast. In event of serious
trouble, the Islands would be practically
at the mercy of the' Japanese.
Thus far there have been no bieachel
of diplomatic relations-
On May 23, the day after Minister
Resident Shimamura had received Jus
answer from the government, the minister,
by previous appointment, accompanied
President Dole on a 'visit to the Phila
delphia and Naniwa. They were received
aboard with marked attention and a
salute of guns.
SAD TALE OF POVERTY.
A "vVonuin Loses Her Life Trying to
Save Her Sewing Machine.
Buffalo, N. Y., June 3. Municipal Court
Constable Charles Linke went to the
home or Mrs. Ida Strohaur on Monroe
street this afternoon to levy on a sewing
machine which she had nought on
the installment plan. The woman was
without money to pay the amount or the
Judgment. She begged Linke to allow
the macnlae to remain In the house, &s she
had no other means ot support. He re
Tused to grant the request and proceeded
to enter the house to seize the machine.
The woman's husband had been a sileuc
listener to the argument. He has bea
without work for a long time, and knew
that the Ios of the machine meaut starva
tion to the family. He went to a side
room and returned with a shotgun. He
pointed the weapon toward Linke and
told him to leave the houe. Instead, the
constable jumped forward and grabbed the
gun. The men struggled for a few minutes
and then Linke wrenched the gun from
the grap ot Strohaur. He used it as a
club aud proceeded to beat Strohaur over
the head and shonlders with the butt
Maddened at the signt of her husband's
sufferings. Mrs. Strohaur jumped between
the men and placed her body where it
would shield her husband.
Linke pointed- the gun full at the wo
man, and the weapon was discharged.
A large charge of buckshot entered hei
abdomen, and she fell to the floor in a
She was taken to the hospital, where
she died two hours later, after declaring
that Linke shot her delil'erately-
Linke claims that the shooting was ac
cidental, and that the trigger caught in
his clothing. He Is under anest.
MURDERER BUTLER'S VOYAGE.
Was Confined in an Iron Cage on
the Steamer's Deck.
San Francisco, June 3 From Sydney
com curious details ot the sea voyage ot
Murderer Butler, who killed halt & dozen
men whom he lured into Blue Mountains,
of New South Wales He was caught at
San Francisco after the trip across the
Pacific as a foremast hand on the bark
Three Australian detectives had the mur
derer in charge and he was placed in an
iron cage on the lower deckof the steam
er with leg-irons that were rivetted to the
floor. For two days he refused to eat
and had violent fits of rage, in which he
threatened to kill his guards, but when
menaced with the straight-jacket he re
lented During the stay ot the ship at Auckland
the murderer was permitted to hold a leva
in his cage. Visitor of both sexes broughs
him licjuor, cigars, and flowers, and shouts
and laughter came from the cell j.3 Duller
entertained bis collets with amuingstorics.
Butler bragged when here that he Lad
money in England and Australia, but le
admitted m Sidney that he was penniless
and was t umMied. counsel
The attorney general was much disgust
ed over the sensational accounts of dut
ler's crim?. which Sydney new-papers print
ed on tiie prisoner' arrival, and warned
ti.em not to comment further ou the ase.
Three papers refused, and were fined $750
Butler was promptly identif icdond plaeevl
in Darlinghurst jail.
His trial was set for May "Jl.
Killed by the Trolley.
Long Island Clty.N. Y.. June '! --A trol
ley collision occurred here at au enrly
hour this morning, resultluic in the killlns
or Herman Sieffers, thirty years old, a
daver for a baker named Proi-ot. of
Brooklyn Sieffers' wagon was struck
Ly the trolley car.
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