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WASBGQiTGrTOjSr, FRIDAY MORNING, JDJSTE 25, 1897 EIGHT PAGES.
ENRAGED 111 HIE&
They Assault the Representative
of Prime Minister Ganovas.
DIS SIGNIFICANT WORDS
Said It "Was Nonsensical for Them
to Reject tho Reforms "When
Otherwise They "Would Have to
- Accept Home Kule or Something
Even More Serious.
Havana, via Key "West, June 24.- An ex
citing meeting has been held at the Casino
Espanol, of the Union Constitutional, the
political party of uncompromiblng Span
lards. The meeting was arranged by.S2n.1r
Santos Guzman, the leader of the party,
well known for his hatred of the Cubaus
He has just returned to Cuba from Madrid
Bcaor Guzman' b object was to explain to
the Spaniards the new policy of Sen'ir
Canovas.ot whose party In Spain he is also
a member, with regard to the Island of
He said that he was speaking wltli
authority from the prime minister, who
desired to convince the royal members or
the Union Constitutional party ot the ad
vihabllity, under the present circumstances,
of yielding to the government's desire to
grant to Cuba some reforms which, if not
real home rule, are more liberal than any
proposals hitherto made by the central
Ab soon as these words were uttered
the whole meeting was nroubed and pro
tests and hisses Interrupted Senor Guz
man. Dr. Antonio Joreer, without allow
ing Guzman to make any further explana
tions, protested in the name of the loyal
in the old policy and opposed reforms and
concessions of any kind to the natives. He
was heartily cheered, and it was some
time before Guzman got another oppor
tunity to be heard. He bald at last:
"1 am speaking here at the request
of a man whose patriotism no one has
& right to question. Senor Canovas Is a
patriot and true patriotism inspires him.
It is nonsensical for you to reject the
reforms when, if jou do not accept
them, 3 ou will soon have to accept
home rule, or perhaps bomethiug more
Somebody asked If this something was
Independence, and immediately the ex
citement became so intense chat the
opponents ot Senor Guzman advanced to
borne oi ids friends surrounded the
orator to defend him, and a general fight
ensued, in which canes and fists did
much execution. Senor Guzman could not
quell the disturbance, though he culled out
loudly that at this time Spaniards .should
be united instead of fighting one another
The meeting broke up in great disorder.
The exact number of soldiers going to
East Cuba with Weyler Is -10,000. The
80,000 men he intends to operate with
will be made up of these men and the
regulars and guerrillas, who are already
In Orient and Santiago de Cuba. Gen.
"WcyleV has with him a large part of the
regular Spanish troops in the provinces of
PInar del Rio and Havana, and this face
ha8 caused considerable adverse comment
here as it Is generally believed that the
revolution will grow stronger now In the
western part of the Island. Near Mana
gua, a hard engagement took place on
It lasted nine hours and the Spaniards,
who numbered about 1,000 men, had to
retire to the town because their amm mi
tion became exhausted. The Cubans used
a small cannon very effectively.
The gun, it is believed hero, was
landed by a recent expedition from the
At Cardenas the Spanish soldiers muti
nied on account of the bad food and ill
treatment they received. The officers
quelled the revolt by wounding several
of the soldiers with swords.
The news that Gen. Rivera was to be
ahot, sent to New York more than a week
ago, waB based on the fact that Weyler
had conferred with some of the members
of the court martial that tried Rivera and
Bacallas, when they were captured, and
whose proceedings were Interrupted by
pressure of public opinion In the United
States. It 1 8 known now that both were
secretly tried a second time in the Cabanas
Fortress and sentenced to death From
Madrid orders came to Weyler two days
ago to suspend the execution of the
The captain-general has cabled to Madrid
that, ncirording to international law, the
United Stares can do nothing In favor of the
prisoners who are not American citizens,
end their punishment with death will have
a desirable effect upon the revolutionists
An answer Is awaited by Weyler. and ItwUI
decide the fate of both prisoners.
CUBAN COINS FOR SOUVENIRS.
Plans by "Which the Junta Hopes to
New Voile, June 24-r-The Cuban Junta
Is about to Issue a coin, which It hopes to
oell to all sympathizers of the cause in
this country. The mouey derived from this
Bale will be turnedoverto Benjamin Guerra,
the tieasurer of tho Junta, aud will be used
to purchase arms, ammunition and supplies
for the Cuban patriots. The denomination
of the coin will be $1. Already the dies
have been made, and after July 4 they
will be placed on sale. They will be bold
as souvenirs, and It is the intention of the
Junta to redeem them as soon as the revolu
tion Is over.
In size the col us are a trifle larger
than the American half-dollars. On one
iddo is engraved the head of a young
woman with the words, "Patriay LJberted
Souvenia." Separated by me woman's
neck are the figures 1807. On the oUier
ldeis the Cuban coat-of arms. The coins
are being made by the Gorham Manu
facturing Company, and the .'sue will be
limited to $3,000,000. The following
circular has been sent to banking houses
througtrfiut this country asking for tfceir
"The Cuban delegation, representing the
provisional government ot the republic of
Cuba, hap Just completed Its plans for the
Issuance of a souvenir piece of silver of the
weight ot 348 grains and .990 fineness.
It in an obvious fact that the fight for
freedom, which the Cuban patriots are so
nobly making, must be supported by con
tributions to successfully carry on the war.
Many projects have been thought of, but
none has seemed so practical and so sub
stantial a means ot support to the cause
na the issuance of a silver souvenir. It
Flooring, Alabama, one color, 2
eats a foot. Libbey & Co., 6th &N. Y .ave.
cannot falltoappcal toevery freedom-loving
American to whom the tyrannical rule oC
Spain u Cuba is a blot on western ciMllza
tlon, as well as Cuba's struggling millions,
to whom the ultimate release from Spain's
despotic yoke is a gleam of sunshine that
has heretofore seemed dim to him.
"Every souvenir bought will mean a
lasting memento to noble work done in a
noble cause, as it 1b intended that the
fund thereby realized, over and above
the costof thcsouvenlr, shallbe devoted to
the purchase of arms and ammunition
necessary to carry on the war for free
dom! Freedom! Freedom! Freedom. And
upon the successful termination of the
war and establishment of a fiee and re
publican government In Cuba these souve
nirs will be redeemed for $1 each."
ATTACKS MINISTER WOODFORD.
A Madrid Paper Quotes His Cnban
Speech of 1870.
Madrid, June 24. The Heraldo today
publishes a violent editorial on the career
of Mr. Stewart L. Woodford, the newly
appointed United Stateb minister to Spain,
recalling the pro-Cuban speech made by
him in 1870. It says if it ib true that lie
made such a speech and that he is a
member at present of the Cuban League, il
the new minister Is one filibuster more, he.
cannot enter Spain or be received at the
The Imparclal says, barcastically, that.
Mr. "Woodford ought to be persona grata
with the present Conservative government.
SINGERS AT A VOLKSFEST.
Imposing Parade Along the Street
of the Quaker City.
riilladelphia, June 24. The German
singers fun began today. Together with
themembers of many local Germanorganlza
tluns tlicj made part of an Imposing street
parade this morning to Lierz's Washington
Park, where an old-rashloned German
volksvest was begun which will be open
to the public for three days.
The parade was modeled somewhat upon
the style of the old-time trade'demonstra
tlon. Butchers and bakers, bearing the
lmpli'mcnts of their trade, were conspicu
ous among the participants. Many elabor
ate floats were in Hue. There were al
legorical representations, and many of the
exhibits were of an historical character
Crowdb lined the route .of the proces
sion, and the singers came in for a good
share of applause. There was a long walk
from Sixth aud Vine streets to the picnic
grounds, but the men walked bravely on.
The distinguished guests rode in car
riages. Ten thousand men were In line.
The out-of-town societies marched in
the parade with the local organizations
whose guests they were, and the city
federations followed these societies.
The head of the parade leftSpnng-Garden
street, the point or formation, at 10 o'clock
Wendell V. Bowman was chief marshal
There were seven divisions in line. At the
picnic gioundt in Washington I'ark the
Naval battalion fired a salute of seven
teen guns, in honor of the governor. When
the parade reached the park the exercises
began Gov. Hastings, Mayor Warwick,
Judge Sulzberger, and President Leon
hardt made speeches.
THE TOHACCO TRUST TRIAL.
Stenographer Sperry Refuses to Pro
duce the Company's Books.
New York, June 24. Dlstiict Attorney
Olcott placed his last witness on the utand
today In the pi execution of the officers
ot the American Tobacco Company (:he
tobacco trust), for conspiracy to restrain
trade. The evidence given today was not
conclusive, though it tended to piove tint
a tobacco dealer who handled the goods of
the trust's rival was harassed by the trust's
agents and was unable to secure tobacco
from the truft.
Edward B. Sperry.stenographerof Josiah
Brown, secretary of the trust, was directed
to produce the bonks.detaillngthe proceed
ings of the directors of the trust. Sperryre
fused to produce the looks, and the dis
trict attorney did not press the matter.
The defense will endeavor to prove by
representatives of the same and other
businesses that the American Tobacco
Company's methods are similar to rh-s
employed by others. The Introduction of
their evidpnee will begin tomorrow.
A FRENCH FAIRY TALE
Anarchists Said to Have Caused the
Some of the Alleged Incendiaries
Reported to Be Hiding in Amer
icaDetails of the Story.
A somewhat hysterical story was afloat
late last night to the effect that the
French ambassador was tracing some of
the anarchists who are alleged to have
been implicated In the great Paris fire.
An effort was made to see the French
minister, but owing to the lateness" of
the hour that official could not be inter
viewed. Tin; ftory which has been heretofore pub
lished is that some of the anarchists, as
sumed to be responsible for the fire, came
to America, and the conclusion was reach
ed, on this assumption, that the French,
authorities were looking them up.
It was further suited that the Anarchistic
theory oi the fire Is credited to a diplo
mat residing iu this city
No verification of the rumors could be ob
tained from the most likely sources outside
of the French embassy.
The canst of the fire, as determined in
Pans, have already been published.
A COLONY OF HOLLANDERS.
Immense Scheme to Drain tho Kan
kakee Valley In Illinois!.
Laportc, Ind., June 24. Negotiations are
about to be consummated for the sale of
an immense tractor land in the Kankakee
Valley, for the purpose of establishing a
colony of Pennsylvania Hollanders. The
valley, which has an area of several hun
dred thousand acres of land now under
water, will be drained and opened for
The project will involve the expenditure
of a fortune in reclaiming the Immensu val
ley. Illinois and Pennsylvania vapitallsts
have become interested in the gigantic
Severe Storms in Indiana.
Lar.ortc, Ind., June 24. Storms of wind,
rain and lightning passed over Northern
Indiana last night, causing heavy loss.
Edward Nally, living near AdavIoTt, was.
struck by lightning on the top ot his
head, his skull being torn open. A num
ber of bnrns were burned and live Btock
Flooring, clear, 91.75 per 10O ft.
Frank Libbey & Co., 6th andN. Y. ave.
Thrilling Scene at the Trial of a
Negro in Key West.
RACE FEELING RUNS HIGH
The Negroes on Guard Over the
Prisoner and Swear to Protect
Him at All Hazards If H1k Vic
tim Dies Nothing Can Save Him.
Exciting Scenes in Court.
Key West, Fla , June 24. A negio named
Sytvanus Johnson absaulted Mrs. Maggie
Atwell here last night. Two unsuccessful
attempts were made to lynch him last
night and the negroes began to gather, and
today a ruce war was narrowly averted,
the cool bead of the sheriff and Judge alone
Mre. Atwell andbome women friends were
out gathering berries when Johnson at
tacked them. The others fled, but Mrs. At
well was felled by a blow and was at his
nieroy. When her friends returned he had
Late at night one of the sheriffs men
captmed him und locked him up lu Jail.
This was soon nolbed about town, and two
attempts were maue by large parties of
citizens to batter down the Jail door aud
get him, but the sheriff weutlu among them
and persuaded the leaders to waltand give
the mat. a tiinlpromisiug that he would
be tried today. This finally satisfied them
and they left.
This morning when Johnson was brought
intc court a great mob followed him, com
posed of whites and negroes. The latter
"had heard of the threats to lynch the pils
oner aud openly stated that they would
defend him from buch a fate. When the
trial began the excitement was at fever
heat. Tne whites were all armed, and
tliuj Intended to take Johnson from the
room as boon as the trial wa6 over.
In the midst of the proceedings, when
the terrible details were being glren, Col.
0. H. Pendleton, former editor of the
Equator Democrat, and a leading citizen,
Jumped up and called out, "Are there
enough whites lu the rcom to help mo
lynch this brute?"
A move was rnude toward the prisoner,
while shouts of"l"cs,hntighlm; burnhlm,"
rang through the hall.
The negroes maddened at this, dashed
for Pendleton. He took a stand near the
wall, and coolly drawing a revolver,
shouted: "I'll kill the first man who at
tempts to touch me."
All was confusion for an Instant, and it
looked us if blood would be spilled right
in court, but the sheriff hustled Pendleton
out of one door, and the others streamed
down the stairs. The prisoner wax driven
back to Ids cell in a closed, well-guaided
carriage. As the two forces, whites and
blacks, came together later on, much talk
was Indulged in and many pistols
shown, but no actual hostilities were be
gun. Tonight feeling runs high, as an at
tempt to lvnch Johnson may be made
before morniug. The negroes are on
guard and they swear to protect him
at all hazards. The militia are out, and
v. ill guard the town.
Much apprehension is felt, asbe ne
groes outumnber the vhltes to a large
Johnson's victim is very low. If she
dies, nothing can save him.
ALMOST A LYNCHING.
A Priest Interferes to Save N-gro
Toughs from a Mob.
Whltestone Landing, L. I., June 24.
William Norfleet, nineteen years old, and
his brother, Thaddeus Norfleet, twenty
three years old, both negroes, were ordered
out of Patrick Iteidy'b potato patch by
the owner thib afternoon, and one ot them
cut Iteldy with a razor.
Iteidy was found halt dead from loss ot
blood, and his infuriated neighbors at
once organized to capture the assailants.
Armed with clubs, rocks, pistols and pitch
forks, they pursued the two through the vil
lage. The fugitives finally got into their
home, and thither went Constable Wendel
storf f , armed with a wan ant for their ar
rest. He found the augry cwd outside plan
ning an attack on the building. The con
stable entered, but a few moments later
staggered out, covered with blood. One
of the brothers had struck him with a
club on the head. He was taken to the
hospital, with a fractured skull, and to
night was said to be dying.
The mob then assaulted the house in
force and the negroes were brought out.
and were about to be lynched when
Father O'Hara, a priest, appeared and
persuaded the crowd to desist. They were
takeu to Jail after having been severely
A TRANSACTION IN GAS.
A Deal That Will Stop Litigation
and Retire Mr. Addicks.
New York, June 24. A big gas trans
action by which the Standard Oil people
secure absolute control of the Bay State
Gas Company, of Delaware, was, It Is said
In Wall street today, arranged lu this city
Addicks accepted the Standard Oil peo
ple's proposition that heshouldrefundabout
$2,000,000 iu cash, or its equlralent, to
the company, In consideration of which all
litigation Is to be ended. Mi. Addicks, by
vircue of ihe "deal," retires from the gas
field, end the next move wllljirobably ba
a reorganization of the entire business on
a simple basis.
TALLY-HO TRAGEDY VERDICT.
Long Island Rnilroud Responsible
for the Disaster.
Lawrence, L. I., June 24. The cor
oner's jury investigating the accident to
the tally-ho party on Decoration Day at
Valley Stream, in which five lives were
lost, today returned a verdict holdiiig that
the Long Ihland Railroad was criminally
negligent in not having kept the signal
at the Merick road in proper order.
District Attorney Youngs has. issued
subpoenas for all the witnesses who testi
fied before the coroner to appear before
the grand jury tomorrow morning at Long
The Ohio Republican Chairman.
, Columbus, Ohior June 24. It Is reli
ably reported here that Vivian J. Fagin,
of Cincinnati, ib to- be made chairman of
the Republican executive committee, he
being acceptable to all parties concerned.
Flooring (Good) one width, 91.50
per 100 ft. Libbejr&Co.,6thaadN Y.ave.
A HUMAN BATTERING RAM
Splendid Deed of A. M. Bunn
Saves Two Lives.
HAS EARNED IMREL WREATH
In Two Seconds Mortimer Foster
nnd Mrs. Yeriiiuw IVuuld Have
Been Run Down by an Express
Train Wonderful Athletic Feat
"Which Suved Their laves.
New York, June 24. But for the courage
and swiftness to -act of Albert M. Bunn,
Jr., there would have been a double
tragedy at the Richmond Hill station ot
he Long Island yiailroad this morning
In the presence of fifty or sixty persons.
Bunn 's nineteen years old and was last;
year one of the leading athleteb in Trinity
Iubtead of the local train, a belated
express came rushing down the track at
a speed close upon sixty miles an hour,
and the ciowd, -which had started across
the track toward the far platform at the
sound ot the on-coming train, scattered,
some running back, some keeping on
until lhe platform was gained. Among
those who had started to cross were Mrs.
Ycnnow, who is an elderly woman, and
her daughter, Mrs. Spahr. The shouts of
warning threw the elder of the women
into confusion, and she stood in the
center of tho track.
Mortimer Foster, a young architect, seized
the woman aud pushed her until they were
all but off the track. Then she saw the
tra'u aud the terrible stupidity of panic
seized her. She braced her feet against tin
ral' und went down, clutching at Foster's
coa-. as she sank. The locomotive whistle,
as the engineer saw tliem, sounded alni'st
l'oung Bunn, when he saw Foster and
the woman, sprinted with all his might
toward the place. One thing that athletic
training does for a man is to teach him to
think and plan ewlftly In the severest
strain of action: As he ran, Bunn meas
ured the distance of the train, reckoned
the time, and saw that it would be a
Question of a fraction of a second There
would be no time to catch and drag the
pair from the track. He kept on, und the
terroi -stricken spectators seeing him, be
lieved that a third life was to be dab-jd
out before their eyes.
Six feet from the struggling pair, Bunn
leaped forward through the air and with
his shoulder struck" Foster in the middle of
the back. The shock wan enough. Over
went FoEler and the woman he had risked
his life for, only a few Inches clear of the
track; but it was enough, and over them
both rolled the young athlete. Before they
were flat on the ground the locomotive
was on the spot where they had been.
The train whizzed by Bunn had been
partially stunned, but quickly revived. The
woman was only bruised, and Foster was
unhurt. The cxpressfstopped as soon as
possible, and a. white-faced fireman ran
baok along the track
"Nobody killed? I fhought all three of
'enr were gone. The nerviest thing I ever
saw done." "
Bunn and Foster are the heroes of the
village. Bunn Is the son of Dr. A. A.
Bunn, M ., of Brooklyn.
AN ENGINEER'S BRAVERY.
Crushed and Bleeding, He Did Not
Neglect His Duty.
Newark, N. J., June 24. The "Newark
special," known as the fastest seashore
express train on th& Central railroad of
New Jersey, met "With an accident be
tween , Middlctown -and Ilazelton thlB
morning, which, but' for the courage of
the engineer, WlllfamBennett, might have
resulted in loss of lift!. The train left
Red Bank coming Kofth on schedule time,
Flooring, 8,, 8, AjlO In. wide, $1.25
per 100 ft. Libbey & Co.,6tli andN. Y.ave.
BRITISH IMPERIAL FEDERATION
IT MEANS TO THE UNITED
and was running along at the rate of a
mile a minute when the right driving
rod on the engine bjoke. It gave no
warning until it stiuck with terilfc forcu
the lop of the cab diiectly over the win
dow where Bennett sat. Blow after blow
was rained on the cab with frightful
rapidity, smashing it almost into splint
ern und Jeopardizing the life of the
Benuett did not for a moment lose Ills
self-control. With both hands crushed and
bleeding he reversed the lever aud then
attempted to work the air brakes, only to
find That the air pump which operates them
had been smashed by the flying rod. Bruised
and bleeding ns he was from a dozen
wounds Bennett crawled over the boiler
anil givetlu; signal for"down brakes.''
At la'st, after a ruu of fully a mile In
almost a minute, though It seemed an eter
nity to the engineer, the train was brought,
to a stop.
THE CHESS CONGRESS.
Mrs. Worrull, of Brooklyn, Scores
a Victory Over Miss Enehvveige.
London, June 24. Play in the lady's
International chess congress, which opened
yesterday In the Hotel Cecil, was con
tinued today. Two rounds were played
In the third round, Miss Finn, of Ire
land, defeated Mrs. Stevenson, of Montreal.
The game between Mrs. Worrall, of
Brooklyn, and Miss Gooding, ot England,
was adjourned. In the fourth round Mrs.
Worrall defeated Miss Evchweige. of Eng
land, and Mrs. Stevenson defeated Frau
Dertzbch, ot Germany.
BROWN'S PLEA OF NO AVAIL
Justice Nash Will Give
Dean a Decree.
Defendant Called as a "Witness
Against Himself nnd Admits
His Two Marriages.
New York, June 24. Madge Dean, an
actress, had an action on' trial today be
fore Justice Nash, ot the Supreme Court,
sitting in this department, to annul her
marriage to Francis W. Brown, formerly a
stockbroker of Washington.
Brown married Madge Dean on August
15,1804, at Wilmington, Del. Atthistlme
he was living with Susau Dawson Blown, at
No. 1833 F street, Washington. He had
mairied Susan on January 10, 1889, In
Washington, and has a daughter by her,
sir years old. Susan hab an action pend
ing Iu Washington for an absolute divorce
on the giouud of his relations with Madge
Dean. Maurice Mayer, counsel for Browu,
said today that Madge Dean had an action
pending against Brown to recover $50,000
damuges, because he married her under
representations that he was competent to
Brown, who was called today as a wit
ness against himself, and who admitted
the two marriages, says, in his answer
to the suit, that he was not in mental
condition to enter upon a marriage when
he married Madge Dean, because of a
defect of intellectual power and want
of legal competency, on account of in
toxication. He also says that at the
tirno he was "suffering from indistinct
ness of ideas and confusion of thought."
Madge Dean, who played Willie Grow
in "A Trip to Chinatown," lived about
two years'with Brown.
The Judge said he would give a de
cree. Wave Queen "Wins the Jubilee Cup.
London, June 24. The yacht race for
the Jubilee Cup, given by Emperor Wil
liam, was sailed today aud was won by
Mr. H. Gordon Hodgklnson's cutter Wave
Queen. The course was from Dover to the
Island of Heligoland, in the North Sea.
Starting a Coal Boycott.
Knoxvllle, Tenn., June 24. In sym
pathy with tho striking coal mineVB in
the Jellico, all Knoxvllle, labor unions,
numbering 2,000 men, have decided to
boycott coal mined there.
White Pine (Extra Got
ndN. 7. ave,
397 & Co., 6th i
DUTY ON HIDES DEMANDED
Western Senators Win in the
Republican Senatorial Caucus.
COMPROMISE ON TOBACCO RATE
Seuators Hoar and Lodge Plead in
Vain for the Massachusetts Shoe
Muuufneturer.s One Cent xi Pound
the Probable Rate to Be Fixed
The Republican caucus last night was
largely attended, but the heat in the
marble room was Insufferable and a com
paratively early adjournment was forced.
Tne iliK-ussfou related almost entirely to
hides and tobacco, and the conclusion
reached was a -victory for the Western
Senators on hides and a compromise on
The discission In hides was heated, but
the Eastern men yielded to the inevitable
aa gracerully us possible. Messrs. Frye,
Lodge, Hoai and Tlatt, ot New York,
antagonized 'he imposition ot the duty,
the two Massachusetts Senators especially
contending that It meant an lucreat-e In the
cost of making shoes and a corresponding
increase in the cost of these articles to
the consumers. They did not believe the
Republican ptrty could arford to take
any action that would result In an Increase
in the cost of such a necessity of the
masses as footwear. The Western men,
headed by Warren and Shoup, made a good
fight, hovvevei, and won their point by a
very comfortable majority.
Then the New England men sought to
have the dutj made ad valorem instead
of specific The Western men urged
1 1-2 cents a iraund, but it was evi
dent tt.ey would be satisfied with 1 cent.
They were not particular whether the
duty was specific or ad valorem, so long
as the latter was an honest equivalent
On this point there was some discussion,
Mr. Lodge contending that 10 per cent
was equal to 1 cent a pound, aud Mr
Allison, w ho, by reason of his geographical
location, i3 not unfriendly to dutiable
hides, placing the rate at 15 per cent.
It was finally decided to leave the ques
tion to the committee. If It is deemed
best to make the duty ad valorem, that
will be done, the Western men being as
sured that the equivalent rate shall be one
with- which they will be satisfied. The
rate will probably be 1 1-2 cents a pound, or
Senators Foraker and Fairbanks made
the fight for an increase in the duty on
Sumatra wrapper tobacco. The House
fixed the duty at $2 a pound (unstemmed),
and the Senate committee reduced it to
$1.50. This low rate was antagonized by
raise a leaf tobacco which comes into com
petition with the Sumatra, and they,
therefore, want a high rate. The Weston
cigar men want a low duty. The result of
the caucus was a compromise between the
two rates, the figure agreed upon being
$1.75 a pound on Burnatra, nnd 35 cents
a pound on filler tobacco. A compromise
was also agreed to on the duty on cigars,
cheroots, and cigarettes, the duty being
fixed at $4.25 a thousand, half way be
tween tho House bill and as reportedtothe
No other matters were disposed of, but
there was an intimation that it would be
wise to not make anyincrcasos in internal
revenue taxation. Whether it will be
necessary is not yes known. There have
been enough increases made in the bill
since it was reported to tho Sennte, and
Mr. Allison said the experts were now at
work preparing a tubloto show what addi
tional revenue, if any, will be derived by
these increases When that table Is ready
it will be submitted to the caucus. Reci
procity nnd the proposed anti -trust amend
ment were not discussed.
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TORNADO HIS ST. LOUIS
Poorliouse Partially Demolished
and Inmates Terrorized.
THE PATH OF THE "TWISTER"
Buildicg Was Strode While the 1,800
Ininatc Were at Breakfast It
it Had Not Been for This Great
Los of Life Would Probably Haw
St. Louis, June 24. That section of St.
Louis beyond Tower Grove was visited
by a tornado early this morning. At 5;45
o'clock the wind tore In from the north
west and played havoc with public bolld
Injjs and trees. The path ot the "twister
was narrow aud mostof the damage dos
was south of Arsenal street. The poor
house suffered most. One of the largest
buildings, aside from the main structure,
was partly demolished and glass was shat
tered in other structures.
There was a pan.c, and wild cries were
uttered by the l.fcCO inmates at the poor
house The building that was partly de
molished sheltered seventy-five patients,
all of them cripples. When the roof was
takrtn off part of the upper walls fell in
and bricks rained down upon those on
the second floor. Several were hit, but
none seriously Injured.
That there was no loss of life Is due to
the hour at which the tornado struck.
Everybody was at breakfast, and men who
were in charge of the different, wards had
the patients under control. Tonight at 8
o'clock in ominous funnel-shaped cloud --ore
past the northern outskirts of the city at
a terrific rate ot speed, going In on easter
ly direction, terrifying the citizens quite
as much as the tornado did on the memor
able May 27, 18U6.
THE HEAD NUMBER THREE.
A Fatal Cyclone Pas.'.e'. Near tho
City of Snlina.
Sallna, Ivans., June 24. A terrifio
cyclone passed fifteen miles northwest
of this oty at 10:30 last night, and as a
result three persons are known to bo
lymg dead, while others are badly in
jured and may not recover. The deavJ
Mr.. Anna fiersv, aged thirty-four.
Nola Geesy, aged thirteen.
Ida Grey, aged eight.
Four children are badly injured. They
are: Ivls, Gertrude and Sad'e, daughters,
and Lovle, a l.ttle son of Mrs. Geesy.
The fau-ilv had gone to bed and were
awakened by the wind.
Mrs. Geesy, with the chldren, started
to go to a cj clone cave, but befoie tne?
could leave the house it was blown into
splinters. From there the storm passed
on East, but the extent of the damage is
not known. The path of the cjclone at
no place was more than ten feet -n w.dth.
SUB FIRED THE PISTOL.
Wife of a Preacher Drives xVssail
Columbia, S. C, June 24. Mrs- Joshua
Davis, wife of a Methodist preacher ot
Sumter county, was lert alone last night
in her country home while her husband
was attending distant duties. She was
awakened by hearing steps on the piazza.
She asked. "Who is there?" and was
told "a friend." iwo little children ind
a little colored nurse girl were the only
persons witj-Jn call.
-Mr. Davis ordered the Intruders to leave.
Instead they same to her window and at
tempted to open it. She saw they were
negroes, aud heard from their talk that
their purpose was assault. Getting a. pis
tol, that her husband had in the iinue, the
handling of which she was utterly ig
norant of, she advanced to the window.
Mrs. Davis ordered the colored girl to
threw the window open. Then she fired
at the negroes. They fled- Neighbors
were aroused and tracked them to a
house where they were arrested
ilRS. WESTCOTT'S ADVENTURE.
A Mnrylnnd WomanV. Narrow Es
cape from Drowning.
Chesfrtown. Md., June 24. Mrs Charles
T. Westcott, wife of State Senator and
Banker Charles T. Westcott, had a nar
row escape from drowning yesterday
afternoon. She and her daughter Marie
and -on Carl and Jack had just started
In Capt. Atkinson's yacht Hesperus for a
cruise down the bay. When in the middle
ot the Chester River a squall struck the
yacht and it lUted, throwing Mrs. West
cott. who was sitting on a chair near the
side ot the boat, over into about twenty five
feet of water, headforemost us though she
Her on Carl and Capt. Atkinson jumped
overboard and succeeded in keeping her
up until Jack Westcott brought the yacht
around. Mrs. Westcott. was prostrated by
the accident. A high wind prevailed and
it was some time before the boat could ba
brought around to thesceneof the accidont-
A GRAND RECEPTION.
Slxteeu Hundred Gnests Visit Buck
London, June 24. The rrineeand Prin
cess of Wales, in behalf of the Queen, held
a reception In Buckingham Palace tonight.
Sixteen hundred invitations had been is
sued. There wereprescntthevisltlngmem
bers of the royal families, the special en
voys to the jubilee, the admirals and
captains of the warships that will take
part in Saturday's celebration, and the
elite of English society. The ladies were
attired in gorgeous toilets and wore many
jewels, while every man entitled to wear
a uniform donned it for this occasion.
Prior to the reception the Prince of
Wales gave a dinner to the special envoys
and the colonial prime ministers at Marl
Storm nnd Earthquake in Kentucky.
Louisville, Ky., June 24. A severe storm
swept ttcioss Kentucky this morning. At
Hopklnsville two earthquake shocks were
distinctly felt at 11:06 a. m., during the
passage ot the storm. The walls of tcs
larger buildings in the town swayed per
Hailstoues Break Topcku Windows.
Topeka, Kas., June 24. A severe hail
storm tonight destroyed windows in nearly
every building In the city. Half a dozen
persons wcTe struck en the head by the
large hsilstonea and severely injured
The track of the storm was two miles
wide. Trees were riddled of their foliage(
while wheat and corn were wiped out
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