Newspaper Page Text
CYCLONES LET LOOSE
They Spread Death and
Destruction in Three
PLAY PECULIAR PRANKS.
Graphic Description of One in
Kansas Given by an Eye-
PHENOMENAL FALL OF RAIN.
Overflows in Oklahoma Result In
the Death of Three Daring
KANSAS CITY, Kaks., June 17. — A
special to the Times from Hartford, Kans.,
About 5 o'clock this evening a cyclone
struck this place coming from the south
west, and swept away everything from its
path, which was clean cut and about 100
feet in width. Several persons were in
jured so badly they are not expected to
live. >"o one so far as known was killed
outright. The known wounded are: Mr.
Law son, who will die; Mrs. Lawson, seri
ously injured; Mrs. Mary B. Rawson,
probably fatally injured; Cora Rawson,
severely hurt; Ola Rawson, badly cut
about the head; Mrs. H. K. Smith, severe
About twelve houses were destroyed, as
well as many barns and outhouses. Among
the houses destroy ed were those of Judge
W. J. Combs. Mrs. Rawson, Clarence Con
ley, L. F. Dudley, J. A. Thompson, W. B.
Brooks and Godfrey Schaeffer.
The roof of Clarence Conley's house was
lifted off as clean as if the house had been
put up and the roof left unfinished, the re
mainder of the structure being unharmed.
Many other houses are more or less dam
aged. The total loss is estimated at about
An eye-witness of the storm. F. B.
Tucker, a traveling man from Emporia,
"I was on the incoming M. K. and T.
train, due at Hartford at 5:20. Just as the
train was stopping I and other passengers
noticed to the southwest a peculiarly
Fhaped white cloud, formed nearly like a
balloon, but a lijtle more tapering. Its
peculiar whiteness first attracted our at
tention. In a few minutes it seemed to
stretch out its neck to the ground and turn
darker. Then clouds from all directions
seemed to cluster around the top, and as
the small end struct the earth trees, fences
and everything it struck were lifted bodily
into space. In another second beams, fur
niture, stoves, bedding and all kinds of
materials were seen shooting high into the
air from all directions.
"By this time the passengers were be
ginning to notice that the funnel-shaped
cloud was coming straight for the car in
which we were, and inquiries began as to
whut was best to be done.
"Suddenly a Methodist preacher — I do
not know his name— solved the question
by shouting, 'Here goes for the prairie!'
and rushed to the door, followed by every
one in the car. However, this was not
necessary, for when only about 100 feet
from the car the storm center took a sud
den turn eastward and swept past the rear
of tbe train without touching it. The
storm, after passing through the town to
the east, seemed to jump the Neosho
River and then rise and disappear in the
Subscriptions were started here this
evening for the benefit of the sufferers.
PR ASKS OF THE STORM.
It Carries a Baby Some Distance, but
Leaves It Unharmed.
OMAHA, Nebe., June 17. — A special to
the Bee from Denison, lowa, says:
This morning about 3:30 o'clock a heavy
windstorm passed over this county and at
places assumed cyclonic proportions.
There is scarcely a yard in Denison that is
not strewn with trees and branches. Resi
dences of old settlers are pretty weil shat
tered, fences and outbuildings blown over,
windows smashed and doors blown in.
No one was hurt here. A barn belong
ing to Squire Bonds, just east of town, was
moved and three valuable cows killed.
The storm was worse about eight miles
west of Paradise Township. The house of
John Rose was demolished and Mrs. Rose
has died from injuries received. Mr. Rose
had his shoulder dislocated. Their baby
was carried some distance from the house,
but was found wrapped in a quilt unhurt.
The large barn of Joseph Duncan was
wrecked. August Eggers also lost a barn
and many outbuildings. McWilliams
Bchoolhouse, three miles west of Denison,
was completely wrecked.
Another dispatch to the Bee from Stella,
Nebr., gives details of a terrific cyclone
which passed over Richardson County. All
of the barns and outbuildings on William
Stoltz's farm.four miles southwest of Stella,
were demolished. Several head of live
stock and 200 chickens were killed. Six
hundred bushels of grain were blown to the
four winds, and much standing grain pn
Stoltz's and adjoining farms was de
stroyed. Stoltz and his family took refuge
in the cellar of their house and escaped un
injured. The house was badly wrecked but
not blown down._
ALMOST A WATERSPOUT.
The Heaviest Downpour Ever Known in
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 17.— rain-
Biorm which assumed almost the propor
tions of a waterspout began here this after
noon and continued late into the night.
Nearly four inches of water fell within
eight hours' time, which is the heaviest
fall recorded for this vicinity in fifteen
years. During the height of the storm two
inches of rain fell within twenty-eight
minutes, the v greatest fall in a like length
of time ever known here. Streets in . low
lying districts were v flooded as were many
cellars, but no serious damage resulted. '
At Sheffield, an eastern suburb, Moose
Neck Creek, into which half a dozen small
ravines let loose a large volume of water,
rose five feet within thirty minutes and
damaged three or four small bridges along
its course. The rise is the biggest ever
known in this vicinity. >
Four miles west of here; near Quindarb,'
two boys, Joseph and Thomas Butterweck,
aged 19 and .15 ; years respectively, were
struck by lightning while working in a
field and instantly killed. No other fatali
ties are known. __^_____
OVERFLOW IN OKLAHOMA.
Prospector* Compelled ■:■ to •-■ Swim the
Wachita — Three Men Drowned. '
EL RENO, 0. : T., June 17.— late
rains in Western Oklahoma have caused
I the rivers to overflow badly. The North
Canadian is overflowing the bottom and
rising rapidly. The Indians who prophe
j sied a flood are leaving the lowlands and
; insist that the flood is coming sure. The
! South Canadian is a raging torrent and Is
i putting the gold hunters to much trouble,
J as they all have to cross the El Reno Com
' mcrcial Club bridge to get to the fields.
' Five hundred and sixty-three teams crossed
; tiiis bridge during twenty-four hours Sun
■ day. The V/aenita River is not fordable,
bet the pros]>ectors are swimming It. Two
miners with outfits and a soldier bearing
dispatches have been drowned in the
Warhi'.H since the rise. It is raining hard
OFF FOR GRAY GABLES
Preatdent Cleveland Xot Expected' Sack
in. Washington Till fall.
NEW YORK, June 17.— President Cleve
land, accompanied by his private secre
tary and Dr. O'Reilly, arrived from Wash
ington at the Pennsylvania Railway de
pot in Jersey City at 12:45 this afternoon.
They were greeted by E. C. Benedict, and
they walked to where the steamer John E.
Moore was tied up. From the deck of the
Moore they descended into Mr. Benedict's
steam launch and were quickly transferred
to the steam yacht Oneida, which was
lying injthe North River about 500 yards off
shore. The President, who was dressed in
a brownish-colored business suit and
straw hat, greeted Mr. Benedict very
warmly and chatted with him while they
walked from the depot to the end of the
pier. The Oneida weighed anchor and
earned down the river en route to Buz
zards Bay. Outside of the railway offi
cials, very few of those who were present
in the depot when the train arrived were
aware of Mr. Cleveland's presence. The
President is not expected to return to
Washington before next fall.
KILLED BY LIVE WIRES
Terrible Tragedy Enacted on
the Roof of a Cleve-
Brave Reporter Nearly Meets
the Fate of the Woman He
Tried to Rescue.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 17.— People
passing along Ontario street this evening
were startled by the piercing screams of a
woman, which came from the roof of a
restaurant known as tjie New Bright
Looking in the direction from which the
cries came they saw a woman entangled in
the telephone and electric wires forty feet
above the ground. Her clothes were on
fire and she was loudly calling for help.
Several men ran up the stairs leading
to the roof, and Thomas Bell, a reporter
of the World, ascended by the fire-escape.
Bell reached the unfortunate woman as
soon as the other men and succeeded in
rescuing .her from her perilous position.
Just as they succeeded in rescuing her
Bell caught hold of one of the live wires
with his hand. In an instant he was
writhine in pain.
Somebody had the presence of mind to
cut the wire, but that did not save Bell.
He fell head downward to the fire-escape,
a coil of wire being about his hips and
holding him suspended in the air. He
screamed for help, and for a time it seemed
that he would be burned to death by
the flames that were playing about his
He was finally released, and together
with the woman was sent to a hospital.
The latter, whose name is Edith Johnson,
will die, her arms and legs being burned
to a crisp, but Bell, though badly burned,
The woman, who was a waitress in the
restaurant, had gone to the roof of the
building to see a tire which was burning a
block away. She leaned out over the roof
to get a better view, and in so doing
grasped the electric-light wire with her
WORK OF INCENDIARIES
I'hey Attempt to Burn an- Ohio Toirii.
Heavy Losses Result.
GREENVILLE, Ohio, June 17.— A fire
last night burned Mozart's store, Wester
field's wholesale house, three printing
offices, a Methodist church, five dwellings,
a large livery stable and damaged several
other dwellings and business houses, mak
ing a lo^s of $150,000. Piqua and Rich
mond were telegraphed to for assistance.
Fires broke out in several places, and
seemed to be the work of desperate char
acters trying to burn the town.
The fire was the work of incendiaries,
and in the excitement thieves looted the
town. Charles Dalrymple of the Mozart
store ana Dell Daugherty of the fire de
partment were injured, the latter seri
ously. The loss on Mozart's store is
$100,000, and the insurance $15,000. West
erfield, a wholesale grocer, iost $30,000.
His insurance is $20,000. Other losses
ROBBERY OF A MAIL POUCH.
A Package Containing $10,000 Ab
stracted — Its Prompt Recovery.
MONTGOMERY, Aia., June 17.— Josiah
Morris & Co., bankers, last Saturday sent
a $10,000 package to a New York bank, in
suring it as usual. The postal agent at the
Montgomery postoffice receipted for it, and
shortly afterward the mail pouch was found
cut open. Postmaster Screws telegraphed
Inspector Barrett at Chattanooga to inves
tigate. A postoffice employe named Arm
strong returned it Sunday, claiming he had
found it in the street. Armstrong was ar
rested this morning.
yon- Union Men Forced to Quit.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 17. — Two
hundred strikers at the United Slate
Works went to the plant to-day armed
with clubs and compelled those at work to
quit. The strikers demand an increase in
wages of 50 cents a day. The workers are
guarded by police. Any attempt to put
the new men at work will likely cause
Attacked With Appendicitis.
ATLANTA. Ga., June 17.— Governor W.
Y. Atkinson was seized yesterday with a
sudden and dangerous attack of appen
dicitis, from which fatal results were for
a time feared. He is reported considerably
better this morning. It has not yet been
decided whether or not an operation is
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
UNION CITY, Tmfs., June 17.-The
boilers at the water-works plant exploded
thia afternoon. Engineer Carman was
killed instantly, and it is thought others
were badly hurt. The cause was the letting
of cold water into the boilers. The city is
now without water and light.
Sudden Death of a Prominent Attorney.
NEW YORK, N. V., June 17.-William
Peet, law partner of H. B. Bristow, ex-At
torney-General of the United States, died
suddenly at his office to-day, aged 73. He
was born in Utica, N. V., and was gradu
ated from Yale in 1870.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY. JUNE 18, 1895,
POLITICS IS BOILING
Gathering of the Na
FIGHT FOR LEADERSHIP.
Expected to Lie Between Steve
Elkins and General Mc-
THE SPLIT IN KENTUCKY.
Interesting Contest Between the
Friends of Silver and Their
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 17.— Many
delegates and visitors have already arrived
to attend the National Republican League
Convention which begins on Wednesday.
Among those who reached the city to-day
was Colonel A. E. Humphrey of Chicago.
"The arrangements provided for taking
care of the convention," he said, "are first
class and the indications are that the meet
ing will be one of the most successful ever
held by the league.
'•President Tracy will be here on Tues
day," the secretary continued, "ahead of
the delegation. I just received some good
news in a letter to the effect that Senator
"Warner Miller is coming with the New
York delegation. Professor George Can
ton of the New York School of Economics
is coming to answer the silverites should
occasion demand it, and Professor Wil-
liams of Brown University will also be
The ladies' reception committee will
open headquarters at the Hollenden, with
Catherine W. T. Avery in charge. Mrs. I.
Ellen Foster, president of the Woman's
Republican Association of the United
States, iB expected to reach the Hollenden
It is now reported that Senator-elect
Stephen B. Elkins, has entered the race
for the presidency of the league and
that he will come to town with the West
Virginia delegation, in hope of
winning a victory against the McAlpin
forces. The New Yorkers are entranced in
the belief that their candidate cannot, by
any possible chance, be beaten. There is a
quiet but strong undercurrent of senti
ment favoring H. Clay Evans of Tennessee
for president of the league, and the
strength which he may develop depends
upon his willingness to allow his friends
to formally present his name before the
One of the early far Western arrivals is
Frank W. Bicknell, lowa member of the
National League. Mr. Bicknell is the ed
itor of the Dcs Moines lowa State Regis
ter, and is in touch with the politics of
"Are the people of lowa going to demand
free silver?" he was asked.
"No. sir; we are going to be very con
servative on that point. We believe in
keeping quiet on that question. It is
not the province of this convention
to formulate or even touch upon
the policies of the Republican party.
We stood with Senator Allison in the
speech that he made at the Pittsburg
Americus Club banquet on Grant's birth
day, which is for bimetallism. You may
safely say that the lowa delegation will
vote as a nnit against a silver platform out
side of the one adopted at Minneapolis."
"Will lowa boom Allison for President
of the United States?"
"We will boom him, certainly, but not
this week. We believe in being courteous,
and do not propose to do anything in Ohio
on Governor McKinley's own ground."
J. R. Blanchard of New York arrived to
day. He is the advance guard of the
forces which will push the candidacy of
General McAlpin for the presidency of the
league. He declares McAlpin will be
An Interesting Contest Between Silrerites
and Their Opponents.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 17.— County
conventions were held in every county in
Kentucky to-day to elect delegates to the
State Democratic Convention, which meets
in this city on June 25 to nominate a full
The political situation in Kentucky just
now is attracting attention on account of
the split in the party over the financial
platform. Senator J. C. S. Blackburn is
leading the silver faction, together with
Hon. P. W. Harding, ex-Attorney-Gen
eral, now candidate for Governor. Cassius
M. Clay Jr. is the opposing candidate for
Governor. He has steadily refused to
make any declaration on the financial
The battle for sound money is not won,
nor can the free silver leaders rest on their
oars. Although returns have been re
ceived from nearly all the counties, the
financial problem is still unsolved.
In the race for Governor in Louisville
and Jefferson County to-day, Mr. Clay
gained control of the party machinery and
a solid Clay delegation was selected. He
also carried the cities of Lexington, Paris,
Marysville and Elizabethtown.
General Hardin found most of his
strength in the country. More unin
structed delegates will come to this con
vention than ever before in the history of
Kentucky politics. There are 119 coun
ties and they have BG7 votes, 440 being
necessary to a choice.
Reports from sixty-five counties received
at 12 o'clock, with fifty-four to hear from,
gave Hardin 182 instructed votes, Ciay 152,
uninstructed 211 ; favoring sound money
platform 160, for free silver 105 and unin
IF THE PARTIES STRADDLE.
Opinion of a DtUgate to the Republican
CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 17.— C. E.
Allen, one oi the delegates to the league
convention from Utah, has arrived in the
city. "The action of this convention,"
said Allen, "whether for or against Bilver,
will not have the slightest effect on the
people of the West. They feel too deeply
on this matter to be influenced by the mere
declarations of such a body as this. I will
say, however, that if the National Repub
lican Convention does not nominate a free
silver man on a free-silver platform the
party need not expect to carry a State west
of the Mississippi River."
"What ticket, if both Democrats and
Republicans straddle," asked the reporter,
"will the West vote?"
"They will rote the ticket of the party
declaring for silver."
Bunker Hill Day at Boston.
BOSTON, Masb., June 17.— Bunker Hill
day was celebrated with unusual enthusi
asm to-day, as it was the observance of the
one hundredth anniversary of the erec
tion of the original monument on the site
where the American colonists first meas
ured themselves against the British
soldiers. King Solomon's Lodge of Free
masons had charge of the ceremonies.
Formal Optining of the Harlem River
NEW YORK, N. V., Jun§ 17.— The Har
lem ship canal, which connects Hudson
River with Long Island Sound, was form
ally opened this afternoon with a monster
aquatic and land parade, in which the
United States army and" navy, State militia
and naval reserve, city police and fire de
partment and numerous civic bodies were
The parade was watched by 50,000 or
more people stationed along the line of
march and on the banks of the canal.
The ceremony of pouring two barrels of
water from the great lakes into the canal,
symbolizing the union of the lakes with
the sound, was accompanied by the firing
of cannon by the United States cruisers
Atlanta and Cincinnati.
Among the visitors were Governor Coffin
of Connecticut and Governor "Wertz of New
ATTACK ON A DISTILLERY.
It Is One of the Properties
of the Great Whisky
The Assailants Forced to Retreat by
a Hot Volley From Deputy
CHICAGO, 111., June 17.— The antici
pated attack on the Shufeld Distillery, one
of the plants of the whisky trust, occurred
at 1 o'clock this morning, when a dozen
armed men attempted to take possession.
The attacking party was met by deputy
marshals, placed on guard by Receiver
McNulta, and after a harmless exchange
of twenty-live or thirty shots the men re
Trouble has been expected since the
recent decision of the Illinois Supreme
Court declaring the whisky trust illegal.
The Shufeld plant, where last night's
trouble occurred is located at Chicago ave
nue and River street.
The attacking party when first seen by
the guards was gliding silently down in a
scow. Deputy marshals were quietly
bunched at the landing and when the
scow neared the shore the men aboard
were commanded to surrender. They re
plied with a volley of revolver shots and
the deputies promptly opened fire. Under
a hot volley the men quickly dropped
down the river and reaching the landing
The force of deputies at the plant was
doubled to-day in anticipation of further
trouble. Who is responsible for the attack
the authorities refuse to say. The Shufeld
Distillery was sold to the whisky trust by
Millionaire Lynch's family. Thomas
Lynch Jr. has been reported to have de
clared his intention of regaining possession
of the distillery.
MAY CHANGE THE DATE
j The Republican National Com
mittee to Meet a Month
Representation In the Convention
One of the Matters to Be
WASHINGTON, D. C. June 17.— The
Republican National Committee will prob
ably meet in November this year, instead
of December, which has been the month
selected for many years past. While this
conclusion has not been definitely reached,
it is one which meets the views of the in
fluential members of the committee and
little doubt is entertained that it will be
adopted. The Republican leaders believe
that the next National Convention should
be held in May, and inasmuch as the Na
tional Committee must give six months'
notice of the holding of the convention, it
will be necessary that the committee shall
hold its meeting in November.
So far as can be learned the members of
the National Committee generally favor
the May convention. Washington, as
usual, will be the place of meeting of the
committee, which will consider one ques
tion of far reaching importance to the
At the committee's last meeting a resolu
tion was introduced by Henry B. Payne of
Wisconsin to base the apportionment of
delegates to the National Convention on
the number of votes cast by the Republican
party at the preceding Presidential elec
tion. The better part of one day's session
was devoted to the consideration of the
resolution, which provoked strong opposi
tion from the Southern members particu
larly, and the committee adjourned, leav
ing it unsettled. It will be the most im
portant business which will come before
the committee when it reassembles. The
sentiment in favor of the proposition seems
to have grown rather than diminished
during the interval.
It was contended by Mr. Payne, as well
as by the others who supported the resolu
tion, that the committee as at present con
stituted gives to delegates from Btrong
Democratic States an influence and power
which is unfair to representatives from
other States whose electoral vote is always
cast for the Republican nominee. His
contention was that the convention 6hould
be composed of delegates who represent
the actual strength of the Republican
party in the several States, and that this
was the only fair basis of apportionment.
The Southern members argued that the
Republican vote in their States was sup
pressed, and for that reason they could
not, on the face of the returns, be given a
representation in the convention that
would correctly express their real strength.
One effect of such a rule would be to de
crease to some extent at the next conven
tion the representation from State* like
New York and Illinois, inasmuch as both
commonwealths in 1392 cast their electoral
vote for Cleveland. Such strong Republi
can States as Ohio, Massachusetts and
Pennsylvania would retain their present
representation, if in some cases they did
not exceed it. The proposition is there
fore an interesting one, and it is predicted
that the committee will spend more time
in its consideration than will be given
even to the question as to which city shall
secure the honor of entertaining the con
"I lind the Royal Baking Powder supe
rior to all the others in every respect. It
is entirely free from all adulteration end
unwholesome impurity, and in baking it
gives off a greater volume of leavening gas
than any other powder.
"Waltib 8. Haise3, M.D.,
"Chemist to the Chicago Board of Health."
A KNOT FOR OLNEY.
One That Has Been Tied
by Germany in
AFTER A NAVAL STATION.
Another Interpretation of the
Monroe Doctrine May
HOW THE COMPLICATION AROSE.
Venezuela Induced to Guarantee
the Profits on a German
WASHINGTON. D. C, June 17.— There
is reason to believe that the United States
will have occasion to give another inter
pretation on the Monroe doctrine, as ap
plicable to the acquisition of an island off
the coast of Venezuela, to be used by Ger
many for a naval station. The attention
of officials has been directed to the inter
ests of Germany in that locality, and there
is apprehension that the subject may as
sume quite as formidable an aspect as that
of British aggression on Venezuelan soil.
An enormous amouut of German capital
has been invested in Venezuela of late
under peculiar circumstances. The Gov
ernment wanted a railroad through a rich
and productive valley, and a German syn
dicate stood ready to build the road on
condition that Venezuela would guarantee
7 per cent on the capital invested. The
guarantee was given and the road built
and put into operation about eight months
ago. At the oute>et it was supposed abont
$4,000,000 would amply cover the cost of
the road, but the actual outlay reached
about $8,000,000. By the terms of the Gov
ernment guarantee, Venezuela now be
comes responsible to the German syndicate
for a 7 per cent return on this $3,000,000.
The road has been in operation long
enough to determine what it will earn, but
its most sanguine promoters do not hope
that it will pay 7 per cent on the outlay.
Whatever it earns will be applied on the
investment, and Venezuela then will have
to give sufficient to bring the earnings up
to 7 per cent.
It is said to be this and similar German
interests that are inclining the German
Government to regard with favor the ac
quisition of an island off the Venezuelan
coast to be used as a naval station and as
a sort of base of operations for Germany
on the American continent.
The guarantee of Venezuela to the Ger
man syndicate is of a private character, the
German Government having no interest in
the matter, but it is looked upon as afford
ing a convenient means by which the Gov
ernment, in giving protection to its sub
jects, could also carry out its desire for the
acquisition of a naval station. The circum
stances are such as to lead to' the belief
that the United States will again be called
upon to define to whal extent the acquisi
tion of territory by foreign powers on South
American soil is compatible with the Mon
Great Britain already possesses an island
at the mouth of the Orinoco, in which a
powerful naval station has been estab
lished. There are two other islands near
by owned by Venezuela, either of which
would be well adapted to Germany's needs.
There is another large island further np
the coast, but it constitutes a province of
Venezuela and its people have such intense
loyalty to Venezuela that they have been
named "New Spartans." They would un
doubtedly resist any separation, even if
Venezuela assented to it.
At the moment this German phase of the
Venezuelan question is making its appear
ance the British branch of the subject is
presenting a more favorable aspect. Offi
cial intelligence has recently reached here
that Sir Vincent Barrington, representing
the most extensiye British interests
in Venezuela, has most strongly
urged upon the British Government the
importance of an amicable settlement
with Venezuela as a means of protecting
British interests in that country. Since
the withdrawal of the British Minister
at Venezuela, as a result of the
boundary troubles, Sir Vincent
has stood as the representative Briton in
that country. He is at the head of the
head of the syndicate of London capitalists
who built the railroad from Caracas to La
Guayra, thus connecting the capital with
the chief seaport. At La Guayra the syndi
cate built an artificial harbor, with break
waters and wharves, at a cost of several
millions. Sir Vincent manages these ex
tensive British interests, and his appeal
that they can be fostered best by a settle
ment with Venezuela will doubtless have
important influence on the Foreign Office.
Senor Andrade, the Venezuelan Minister
here, when asked as to Germany's purpose,
said he had not been informed of any in
tention to acquire any of the islands for
a naval station, although he was ac
quainted with the investment of German
capital in the railroad and the guarantee
given by the Venezuelan Government.
The information reaching here, however,
has come from other sources.
It is believed the new United States
Minister to Venezuela, Mr. Thomas, who
has just left for that post, is fully con
versant with the German phase of the
subject. It is understood also that the
new German Embassador, who is soon to
arrive, is likely to have a full understand
ing of Germany's desires concerning
LAMONT ON A VACATION.
He Will Make an Extended Tour of the
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 17.-Secre
tary Lamont left to-day ■ on an extended
tour of the Northwest. With him was
Mrs. Lamont, her their children and two
servants, \ Mrs. and Miss Brant of New
York, Quartermaster-General and |Major
George B. Davis, military secretary to Sec
retary Lamont. The party was accommo
dated in two special ; Pullman cars. The
trip, which will take the party first to
Omaha and then through Wyoming into
the Yellowstone t National Park ana other
attractive points in the Rocky Mountain
country, was being planned purely as a
pleasure jaunt and will not include official
inspections or other public business.
THE BAN ON PYTHIANS
It Must ■Be Made - Public by All Arch
_' bishops and Bishops.
WASHIiSGTON, D. C, June 17.— A sec
ond decree has been received | from Rome
concerning the obligation of I Catholics to
remain outside of the :j Knights of Pythias
organization. It states that there appears
to be no further reason why the decree of
last December should not be made public
in all dioceses, and all Archbishops and
Bishops are accordingly directed to pro
mulgate the decree without further delay.
When the decree was first issued the head
of each diocese was given two months
within which to publish it or else make
known to Rome in writing what special
circumstances existed why publication
should be deferred. Most of the heads of
dioceses have since published the decree,
but as unofficial information reached Rome
that some Bishops had not yet acted, this
second decree was issued.
THE ELBE DISASTER
Responsibility for It I' l (toed on the Mate
of the Crathie.
LONDON", Exg., June 17.— The Board of
Trade, after examining thoroughly all re
ports regarding the sinking of the German-
Lloyd steamship Elbe on January 31 last,
which resulted in the loss of about 370 lives,
has ruled that the mate of the Crathie, the
British steamer which ran into and sank
the German steamship, was responsible
for the disaster. Consequently the mate's
certificate was suspended.
Osrar Must Stay in Jail.
LONDON, E\g., June 17.— The applica
tion made to-day for the release of Oscar
Wilde pending steps for a new trial was
refused. _______ ______
A BIG BATTLE PENDING
Insurgents Defeated With Seri
ous Loss— Their Camp
Spanish Spies Sent to Enter the
Cuban Camp to Poison
HAVANA, Cuba, June 17.— General Pen
dro Mella, Civil Governor of Pnerto Prin
cipe, and 900 cavalry have arrived at
Puerto Principe, the capital of that prov
ince. All the troops are prepared to take
the field against the insurgents in three
The commission, which on its own ac
count is taking steps to bring about a con
ference between the representatives of
prominent residents of Puerto Principe and
Maximo Gomez, desires that Rafael Mon
toro, the autonomist leader, should pre
side. They expect the result of the con
ference will be the restoration of peace in
A detachment of 600 cavalry from the
province of Santa Clara has arrived here.
In an engagement in Duabo the insurgents
lost twelve killed and thirty wounded.
In view of the peaceful attitude of the
province of Puetro Principe, the Captain-
General has given up the idea of proclaim
ing martial law there. A special judge has
been ordered by the Government to pro
ceed to Alfonso Doce in the province of
Matanzas t* commence proceedings against
those parties who circulated false reports
of an insurgent outbreak in that province.
Colonel Copello, with a force of volun
teers and civil guards amounting to 170
men, has engaged the insurgents near
Jamaica, district of Guantanamo. The in
surgents were commanded by Perez and
Maceo, and numbered 500 men. The
Spanish forces captured the insurgent
camp, a quantity of arms and ammunition
and thirty-two horses. The insurgents lost
four killed, among whom was the insurgent
captain, Crescendo Castillo. They also
had seven wounded. On the side of the
troops only one was killed and three
wounded. Marine General Delgado Peretno
. . •. N-v NEW TO-DAY.
Our cloths from the best looms of
' the foremost mills of the Country.
No retail dealers, but make our
goods go direct from the factory
to the wearer.
WE SAVE YOU
All middlemen's profit, sufficient
in amount to purchase you many
of the comforts of home.
WE SELL YOU CLOTHING
At just ONE-HALF the dealers ask.
34=36=38=40 ~ 25 and 27
Kearny Street. Sansome St.
HYAMS, PADSON & CO.,
' - '* -" •■ - " -. - - * ■ ' ' : ■...'. * ... y
. Manufacturing Clothiers, Selling Direct to the Public,
has arrived here from Spain &nd assumed
command of the naval forces. He will
give stringent instructions to commanders
ADVOCATES OF FREEDOM.
Large Additions Being Made to the Rank*
of the Insurgents.
NEW YORK, N. V., June 17.— A special
to the World from Havana says:
The whole province of Matanzas, which
adjoins the province of Havana, is on the
edge to rise in arms again. The first up
rising took place there, but the insurgents*
plans in that section were frustrated. The
sympathizers with the revolution bare
been carefully laying new plans and wait
ing for a favoroble moment to strike.
The autonomist political party of Ma
tanzas has been dissolved, to express a
change of opinion and approval of the
revolution. The autonomist party of
Havana is likely to follow suit. The prin
cipal officers and most influential members
cannot agree. The majority acknowledge
the increasing importance of the revolu
tion, and the number who favor free Cuba
From the interior of the island come re
ports showing that members of the au
tonomist party are abandoning it one by
The newspaper, El Pais, the organ of tha
i autonomist party, and about the only
I paper read by the Cubans, has published
| of late such strong articles against the
| revolution and in favor of Spanish soy«
! ereignty that more than 1500 persons hava
j stopped taking it. The subscription list
, continues to shrink every day.
Business men were called to meet at thg
j Produce Exchange to raise money to carry
on the war. Few representatives of the
larger houses were present. The subscrip
tions amounted to $100,000.
The Santiago mine-owners have notified
the Government that they will have to
suspend work if not allowed troops enough
to protect them, for they are often raided
by rebels, who take all their provisions.
i The Government has given an evasive an*
| swer. The closing of the mines would
! send many men into the insurgent ranks.
GJBXERAI. CAMPOS SHOT.
He Is Said to Have Been Wounded by the
NEW YORK, N. V., June 17.— A special
! to the Herald from Panama says:
Members of the Cuban colony here say
I they have received news from Cuba thai
i Captain-General Martinez Campos was
i wounded by a shot from the rebels while
j he was on board a yacht at the port of
j Guantanamo. No confirmation of this re
i port has been bad from Santiago de Cuba,
SPANISH troops CAPTURED.
i Rebels Reported to Have Made Prisoners
of a Irainload of lli rut.
NEW YORK, N. V., June 17.— A special
; to a local paper from Key West, Fla., saysi
Private advices received in this city state
j that Maceo, Rabi and Miro, with 7000 men
in Awras, captured a train loaded with
I Spanish troops between Gibara ana Hol
NEW YORK, N. V., June 17.— A special
! to the Herald from Key West, Fla., says
! that two Spanish spies, Claro Diaz from
I Baracoa and Ramon Postal Martinez of
| Manzanilio, are reported to have been sent
j to the rebel headquarters by General Mar
| tinez Campos to poison General Antonio
1 Maceo. A price has also been set upon
j General Jose Maeeo's head. The men sent
I to accomplish this work, it is asserted, will
j pretend to be -deserters from the Spanish,
; army. The Maceos have both been warned,
I however, and will probably be upo/i their
I guard. ■::;.--, ,- - - I/- —