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FIRST 11. p5.
VOL. XXV.—NO. 145.
MR. SPOONER
"LAYS DOWN"
The Wisconsin Senator Aban-
dons the Ranks of the
Sugar Beetists
BILL IS AGREED UPON
SENATE. COMMITTEE MEMBEHS
ARE A TWIT OX CI'BAW
RECIPROCITY
I'ATAL SHAKING UP IN HOUSE
This Is What the New Measure Will
Get When It Reaches That
Body, So Promise the
Insurgents.
from The Globe's Washington Iln
r«-an. Post Building.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24—The
senate committee on Cuban relations has
at last agreed on a bill for «Cuban reci
procity on the basis of 20 per cent re
duction. ■
Such is a report from reliable sources ;
tonight. Senator Spoonef, who was one
of the s-'taunch opponents, succumbed, and
with him went McMillan, of Michigan,
and Deboe, of Kentucky. This makes
the Republican members of the commit
tee a unit In favor of the bill, which
will be reported to the senate without
the feature which repeals the differential
an refined sugar and without contrlct
labor amendments added in the house.
It is now claimed that the bill can be
passed in the senate as a party measure,
but beet sugar senators are still, full of
fight, and threaten to add as an amend
ment the French reciprocity treaty, as
well as other amendments attacking va
rious schedules. Even if he bill goes
through the senate it will have to come
back to the house for concurrence in
amendments, and insurgents under Taw
ncy promise it a fatal shaking up.
ANOTHER STANFORD
PROFESSOR DISMISSED
Head of (he Latin Department oi the
I'uiveritity Goes to Join
I'rof. Kiins.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., May
24—President David Starr Jordan, of
Stanford university, has summarily dis
missed Prof E. W. Pease, who has been
at the head of the Latin department of
the university for several years, because
the latter would not resign upon request
without a preferment of charges against
him. The dismissal is to take effect
July 31 next.
President Jordan stated in his letter
that he reluctantly explained his act
by charging the professor in Latin with
seliishmss, and asserting that the hitter's
personality made it impossible for any
executive officer of the university to get
along with him.
Prof. Pease wrote a bitter letter to
President Jordan today, saying that he
is removed because he openly sympathiz
ed with the deposed Prof. Ross, who was
removed last year.
STRIKE OF MINERS
IN THE VIRGINIAS
Other Labor Vnions Will Help Them
and 128,000 Men Will
Be Itlli .
HUNTINGTON, W. Va., May 24—The
United Miners adjourned tonight after
ordering a general strike of ail the mill
ers of J\ Test Virginia and VirginfcfTto
begin June 7 and last until the demands
of 10 to 22 per cent increase in wages
Is granted.
The mine workers expect to have en
listed 90,0 0 minors and laborers at the
beginning in Virginia and West Virginia
wheh is over three-fourths of the working
population of the coal sections. They
will enlist in the cause the many trades
unions and the American Federation of
Labor, which organizations are thorough
ly organized, especially in West Virgin
ia, and will aid them through sympa-
This, with those who will have to quit
work on account of the closing of the
mints, will reach a total ol 125,000 idle
men in the two states.
GERMAN PUBLISHER
TRIED FOR BLASPHEMY
Publication of a Tolstoy Letter la
the Basis for the Per
secution.
BERLIN, May 24.-The Saxon govern
ment is prosecuting a Leipsic publisher
named Diederichs for blasphemy and de
faming churchly institutions, through the
publication of Count Tolstoy's answer to
the holy synods excommunication.
The indictment also includes the trans
lator. Director Lewenfeld, of the Schil
ler theater. Berlin. The prosecution has
aroused indignation and caused a move
ment looking to the abolition of the
blasphemy law.
'HAM' ACTORS WERE OVERPAID
German Litterateur Fails to Make
New School a Go.
BERLTN May 24. Ernst Yon Wolzogen
has decided to abandon the theater, to
which he has devoted two winters to
representing the new school of natural
unaffected acting, because the venture
has not been successful financially
Theatrical managers say he paid fancy
salaries, giving actors who were worth
Jl2 a week five or ten tinus that amount
Yon Wolzegen, having failed to influ
ence a change in the meager salaries
paid on the German stage, will now re
turn to literature.
No Donbt of Quezal tenant's Fate.
COLON, Colombia, May 24.—Advices
from Panama received this afternoon
confirm the report of an earthquake at
Quezaltenango, Guatemala. According to
this dispatch the city was completely de
stroyed.
NEW YORK. May 24.-A dispatch from
the United States consul general at Guat
emala says the earthquake of April 18
alone ruined Quezaltenango.
fbe £t fattl glota
DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED
Weather for St. Paul and Vicinity-
Fair Sunday and Monday.
DOMESTIC—
Mrs. Jennie Paul, of Newberg, Minn.,
is in trouble through a matrimonial ad
vertisement.
Virginia and West Virginia miners will
strike.
The number of killed in the Fernie (B.
C.i explosion is thought to be at least
150.
Frank Wilson, at Arkansas City, Ark.,
wounds wife, kills a man and shoots him
self.
Gen. Brooke, U. S. A., Is sued by
Countess of Buena Vista for $250,000.
Kloven-year-old boy robs stores in La
Cross<» in order to get money for theater
tickets.
Atty. Gen. Knox will be asked to pros
ecute Electrical Supply Dealers' Asso
ciation of the United States as a trust.
WASHINGTON—
Lord Pauncefote, British ambassador,
is dead.
The Rochambeau statue is duly unveil
ed.
Senate committee agrees on Cuban reci
procity bill, Senator Spooner abandon
ing the tsugar beet forces.
FOKEIGX—
It is believed that should Archbishop
Ireland be designated to succeed the late
Archbishop Corrigan, of New York, it
would revive the "Americanism" contro
versy.
Curl Mann, a vegetarian prdestrian,
surpasses record made by ancient Greeks.
King Edward will give embassies to
the coronation costly presents.
POLITICAL—
Off-year campaign holds out hope of
Democratic success.
LOCAL—
August Milhausen, aged sixty-two
years, commits suicide by drinking car
bolio acid.
Prof. T. L. Haecker, of state agricultu
ral college, advises dairy farmers on se
lection of cows.
Court Landmark, United Order of For
esters, will give a public initiation cere
mony Monday evening.
Arrangements are being: completed for
the opening of the Columbian Catholic
summer school in July.
Mayor Smith will not determine his
course as to street car ordinances until
Monday.
Public sympathy, as gauged by cou
pons, is wiui Dr. Ohage In his fight over
public baths.
Farmers being worked by old-time con
tract game.
Secretary Shepard issues bulletin for
National Educational association.
Mississippi river still on the rise, and
river men say it will reach flood stage.
Last stone on new capitol dome put
in place yesterday.
T. J. Morgan, at Baptist convention,
says Archbishop Ireland aided Republic
an party in consideration of concessions
to Catholic church.
■ Twenty-seven young men were ordain
ed priests at the graduating exercises at
St. Paul's seminary yesterday.
Minnesota Fanciers' association is or
ganized last night by "anti-score-card"
faction of Minnesota Poultry association.
MINXEAPOMS—
Megaarden jury, in ex-sheriff's second
trial, disagcees.
Chief Ames enters demurrer to indict
ment charging bribery.
Sentiment of delegates to Norwegian
Lutheran synod seems to be opposed to
union of Free and United churches.
BUSINESS—
Canadian Paci i reaches record price,
and buying therein steadies the stock
market.
Wheat opens lower, but improves and
closes higher.
RAILROADS—
Automobiles will not be allowed on
roads in Yellowstone ParK.
Great Northern's new passenger station
at Spokane is opened. ,
Traffic agreements between North-
Western, St. Paul and Ann Arbor roads
are canceled.
SPORTING—
The state university team defeats the
University of Wisconsin. Score, 7 to 5.
St. Paul team defeats Columbus in five
inning game. Score, 4to 0. ,_
• Reina wins the Brooklyn Handicap Ad
vance Guard second, Pentecost third
Blues fourth. '
Harvard boat crew defeats naval cadets
in fast boat race.
Harvard defeats Yale in lual track
meet at Cambridge.
SCHEDULED TO OCCUR TODAY.
Metropolitan—Coliseum Benefit Vaude
ville show, S:ls. - . ■ . - -. ..
Grand—"Because She Loved Him So,"
8:15.
Star—Miss New York Jr. Burlesquers
2:30 and B:is.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
7vTPortV , Arrived? Sailed.
New York.... p. Bismarck. Minneapolis
New ;\ork.... Menominee ..Statendam
New' lork....Philadelphia Aller.
Las Pa.mas..Mathilda
New York Hawaiian.
Hongkong ...Tacoma.
New York Anchoria.
Antwerp .....South-wark .. Friesland.
New York....v. Campania.
Yokohama ... Doric. *
London • ; j Mini;ahaha.
Liverpool ....Bovic ......... Lucania.
Queenstown ".. Celtic
Cherbourg ...Kiautschau : '
Queenstown y Ultonia
Cherbourg ... Bremen ...... st Pavil -
N^Vork^UmbHa;" "**««**,
New York.... Umbria. Aqmta*3.
ROOSTER IS SOLE HEIR
TO VALUABLE ESTATE
Relative of a Spanish Woman Kill*
the Wealthy Fowl and Be
comes Next of Kin.
LONDON, May 24.-A wealthy woman
named Silva, rac —"- died at Lisbon and
lett her entire property to a "rooster "
She was a fervid spiritualist, a belle—
er in tire transmigration of souls and im
agined that the soul of her dead hus
band had entered the "rooster" She
caused a special fowl house to be built
and ordered her servants to pay extra
attention to the "master's" wants
The disgust of her relatives over the
will caused the story to become public,
and a law suit mie-ht have followed had
not one of the heirs adopted the simple
expedient of having the wealthy "roos
ter killed, thus becoming himself the
next of kin.
J. K. MURRELL IS IN MEXICO.
Politician Wanted in St. Lonis Said
to Be at Chihuahua.
EL PASO, Tex., May 24.-J. K. Murrell
former member of the house of delegates
of St. Louis, indicted on the charge of
accepting a bribe, whose whereabouts has
been a mystery to the St. Louis police
since he was last seen and recognized in
El Paso, is now reported in Chihuahua
Mex.
SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1902.-THIRTY PAGES.
KINGEDWARD'SQIFTS
Presents to Be Bestowed on
Ambassadors at Corona
tion Are Costly
INVITATIONS ARE ISSUED
Ruler of Barotseland Will Be Only
Ruler at Ceremonies—Many Social
Events Are Planned, Includ
ing: Ball at Crystal Palace.
■LONT.ON, May 24.—LewaWka, king of
Barotesland (Northwestern Rhodesia),
the only king who will be present at the
coronation of King Edward, arrived from
South Africa today.
The presents which King Edward will
give to the foreign envoys are ready.
Whitelaw Reid, the American speelai am
bassador, and his associates will receive
pins and brooches of gold, mostly in the
form of the initial "E," set with rubies
and pearls, with a gold enameled* crown
above. In a few cases, perhaps, the
costlier presents will be made to the
heads of special embassies.
Practically all the Invitations to the
coronation service have been sent out.
The dowager petresses will sit with the
reigning peeresses and wear similar robes
and coronets. In this way, it is pointed
out, many celebrated women, who have
been separated by bitter family feuds,
will be brought together for the first
time in many years.
Seats Allotted Peers.
The eldest sons and daughters and peers
will occupy separate seats, which rather
complicates matters from a family point
it/Tt/
JOHN BULL-"'OORAY! I'VE FCTJWD THE H'END AGAIN."
of view. Among the gnests not having
admittance by right of rank, but who
were specially invited by the king to at
tend the service, is Mrs. Arthur Paget,
daughter of the late Mrs. Paran Ste
vens, of New York, and wife of Maj.
Gen. Paget, of the Scots Guards.
Mrs. Paget will preside over a huge
coronation ball July 2 in aid of the
king's hospital fund.
It will be held at the Crystal palace,
where 12.000 square feet will" be laid out
in parquet flooring, the largest area, It
:"s said, ever laid down for dancing. All
the members of the royal family are ex
pected to be present.
Royalty at the Opera.
The royal celebration night at the
grand opera, Covent Gftf-den. June 30, ia
expected to break all box office records
The stall 3 will cost 20 guineas, which
means 10,000 guineas for royal visitors
cabinet ministers and other high person
ages. Hundreds of seats have already
been allotted. Such boxes as are not tak
en by the court will cost from 60 to 100
guineas. Many of these are already sold
It ib estimated that Covent Garden wili
hold that night 18,000. The whole house
will be decorated with real and artificial
flowers, the latter being used to prevent
the overpowering oclor which would other
wise be caused by such an abundance of
nature's product. Jean de Reszke and
Mmes, Melba. Calve, Nordica and other
stars will take part in the programme,
which will include experts from "Lohen
grin," "Siegfried," "Tannhaeuser" and
"Lucia di Lammermoor."
Ascot Rmccs Popular.
Among the ante-coronation festivities
the Ascot race meeting bids fair t o be
the most popular, though this year the
king will have a stand to himself. The
rush of applications for admittance to
the royal enclosure, where King Edward
formerly watched the races, is unpreced
ented. Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of
Clarendon, with only 1,500 tickets at his
disposal, has been obliged to disappoint
hundreds, among whom are many dis
tinguished persons who have previously
been accustomed to mix in this exclusive
gathering. The,price of tickets has also
been raised to 4 guineas.
London a Fairy City.
"Almost a Fairy City" Is the way one
city wiiter forecasts London's appearance
during coronation week. Arches and fes
tcons, planned by municipal and artistic
oonrmittees. will be erected in every por
tion of the metropolis. The preparations
for these, however, are anything but
fairylike. Each week sees London more
hideous, with countless half finished
stands, many of them shutting out the
light from houses, and all reeking with
the smell peculiar to rain-soaked pine
In the maze of stands going up around
the houses of parliament and West Mins
ter Abbey 25 guineas are asked for seats
Over 500 coronation bonfires have al
ready been arranged for in the provinces
A curious precedent in celebrating Kino-
Edward's crowning has been set by the
corporation of the city of London, which
has decided to make a personal eift of
£5,000 to the King to use as he sfes fit
in token of the continuance of the corpo
ration s ancient loyalty to the sovereign
This is exclusive of the appropriations for
decorations and entertainment or for the
Kins s boscnal fund. v
LOWERS RECORD SET
BY ANCIENT GREEKS
Carl Mann, a Vegetarian, Covers IJS
Miles in 27 ll'.-or* i n a Com
petition Slatch.
.. BERLIN, May 24- The pedestrian per
formance "of Carl Mann, the vegetarian,
who won the international match from
Berlin to Dresden, 125 miles, in 27 hours,
13 minutes and 4*£ seconds, beating the
next man, a meat eater, by 1 hour and
45 minutes, - has, • according to " Dr. Ger
schell, surpassed the: famous Greeks
run from Marathon to Athens, announc
ing victory. "
The Greek did" the 140 miles in 48 hours
against Mann's, 125 miles in 27 hours.
Methodists" greet
presbyterians
Senator Beveridc.e Says the Fins
and the ". Crows Are Alike, -
They Sever Retreat.
NEW YORK, May 24.-At the Presby
terian general assembly- today United
States Senator Be.eridge, of -Indiana,
and Rev. Dr. J. ■ ?,' Buckley, editor of
the Christian Advocate, conveyed to the
assembly the good Srlll and greeting of
the Methodist Ep! -. opal church. Vice
Moderator Noyes c vupied the chair Dr.
Buckley reviewed the history of ' the
Presbyterians and Methodists, and laid
particular stress "on me doctrines they
held in common. Senator Beveridge, in
his remarks, said: ;■
"The flag and the- cross are alike in
one respect—they ,iever retreat. You
may temporarily close a church here:
a flag may be withdrawn there but only
in order to advanc- more permanently
their Interest. They have one common
purpose—the cross to advance Christian
ity, the flag to make this Christian coun
try the greatest power on earth."
For the next meeting place Invitations
have come from Los Angeles, Cal., and
Cleveland. Ohio.
The Presbyterian Civil War Veterans'
association was or = anized here today
by commissioners to the general assem
bly. The officers elected were: Chair
man, William Ancltrson, of Plainwell,
Mich.; secretary, Cassius C. Collins, of
Lawrence, Kan.
THOUSANDS KILLED
IN NINETY SECONDS
More Light on the Destruction of
Qneznlteiini>!&,o, Guatemala,
by Earthquake.
. SAN FRANCISCO, May 24.—8y advices
brought by the steamer City of Para it
is learned that in by seconds 1.000 people
were killed, J over 4,000 maimed and crip
pled, and the city of Quezaltanango, of
40,000 people, destroyed by the earth
quake of April 18 ir Guatemala.
A man who was in Guatemala at the
time ■of the disturbnee, .. whose coffee
plantation is only a few miles out from
Quezaltenango,-was a passenger on the
City of Para. He said of the earthquake:
"It cme. about 8:15 in the evening. I
was out on open ground, and had great
difficulty in keeping my feet. j The great
est damage was at { Quezaltenango, and
the ' city was practiclly destroyed. All
the buildings that• were left standing are
cracked and shaky. They will have to bo
pulled down. _ The loss is irreparable.
« '"There were three distinct shocks, each
more severe .than t*«e one preceding, but
the damage was all done within a minute
and a half. ~Among l the wealthier class
the loss of life was apparently slight,
probably less than 100, though many were
bruised and injured.
RECTOR BARONET
SIT IN THE STOCKS
Ancient Custom Revived in Euglaud
Which Seems Odd Enough
- These Days. :
LONDON, May 24:—The strange sight
was seen this week of a rector of Lin.
colnshire parish sitting fin the stocks.
This reversion to the • ancient form of
punishment was -i.not due to - any x offense
committed by the clergyman,but to a local
custom dating centuries back, bf which
certain tolls can be obviated by under
going this ordeal --- '
Rather than pay, the rector :of Corby,
accompanied by the church warden and
chairman of the -parish council, publicly
put his feet in the stocks. Sir J. B.
Stone, Conservative member of parlia
ment for. East Birmingham and presi
dent of the National Records-• associa
tion, afterward ; voluntarily : underwent
tbe same .experience. . - - -
IN GORRIGAN'S PLACE
Talk in Rome of Archbishop
Ireland Being Transfer
red to New York
TROUBLE MIGHT ENSUE
St. Paul Prelate Does Not Seem to Be
in the Good Graces of Cardinal
Rampolla, Papal Secre
tary of State.
Special Cable to The Globe.
ROME, May 24.—For the moment the
question of who is to succeed the late
Archbishop Corrigan in the archdiocese
of New York ie prominent in Vatican
circles. —
The pontifical organs hint that there
is a strong probability of the name of
Mgr. Ireland standing high in the list
of nominations to be submitted to the
college of the propaganda, whose duty
it Is to make tlw final recommendation to
the pope. Should-this prove to be the
case, there might be a revival of the
"Americanism." controversy. Mgr. Ire
land's character, manner, executive tal
ents and fascinating eloquence seem to
mark him out for a cardinalate, but H
is felt that his appointment as the suc
cessor of Mgr. Corrigan might stir up
the ashes of smoldering fires.
It is no secret that Cardinal Rampolla
is not warmly attached to Archbishop
Ireland. He has repeatedly proved the
American ecclesiastic a man with a mind
of his own and of corresponding cour
ige. Men of Ireland's type, unless they
are allies of the papal secretary, are apt
to be regarded by him as foes.
Rampolla would be better pleased by
the appointment of Mgr. Farley or Mgr
McDonnell, though this is not an im
plication that either of them would be
unduly subservient to the pope's chief
political adviser.
TRIPLE SHOOTING AT
ARKANSAS CITY, KAN.
Frank Wilson Fatally Wounds Ills
Wife, Shoots Man and Com
mit* Suicide. ■-
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan., May 24.-
Frank Wilson today shot and seriously
wounded his wife, killed Abner Canter
and then committed suicide. Wilson was
Jealous of Canter's attentions to his
wife. All three had lived on a farm in
the territory, across the line from here.
Wilson had threatened to kill his *vife]
and they separated, the woman moving
to Arkansas City yesterday to the home
of her mother. Today, while Canter and
Mrs. Wilson were at work In the yard,
Wilson fired at them without warning-.
Wilson was twenty-eiglit years old, his
wife twenty-five and Canter was thirty.
"WHO WON THE BOAT
RACE?" BOERS ASK
Aninsinir Incident. Showing Burgh*
ers Think of Something Be
sides War's Alarms.
LONDON, May 24.— private letter re
ceived in London from Vryfoeid, South
eastern Transvaal, tells a curious story
of' Gen. Botha's passing through hero
about a month ago, when the peace con
ferences commenced.
1 The British, commanding officer -went
out to exchange courtesies with the Boer
comander, and on being presented to Bor
tha's secretaries, found they were Ja
cobus die Wet, who spent three years
at Oxford, and Louis Eslom, also -an
Oxonian. Without waiting for formal
ities, both Boers : asked in the same
breath, and with evident anxiety, "Who
won the boat race?" referring to the
annual race between " crews' representing
the Universities of Oxford and Cam
bridge. :
'• - ■ ■_. _ _ ! — —_:—,—iiVs.
Too Warm for I ribe-lrlbe.
COLON, Colombia, May 24—The Colom
bian government received news yesterday
that the insurgent generals, Uribe-Uribe
and Focion " Soto, had arrived at Port "of
Spain, Trtaidad,; thus escaping the pur
suit .of ; the government ■ forces. The gov
ernment regards the departure from Co
lombia of these men as evidence of the
hopelessness of the Insurgent cause In the
interior at tnes republic* " *
"TALL AND HANDSOME
GIRL" SHORT AND STOUT
Mm. Jennie Paul, of Newbnrg, Is in
Trouble Through a Matrimo
nial Advertisement.
Special to the Globe.
NE"WBURG» Minn.. May 24.—Mrs. Jen
nie A. Paul has been arrested by the
United States authorities on a charge of
using the mails for fraudulent purposes.
Mrs. Paul has been funning an ad
vertisement in "Cupid's Columns," print
ed at Faribault, which reads as follows:
"Tall, handsome, well educated athletic
girl of twenty-one, speaking several
languages, wishes to correspond with a
matrimonially inclined gentleman."
But Mrs. Paul is neither tall nor hand
some. She is not twenty-one, but forty
five. She speaks German and broken
English. Besides this she already has a
husband in the person cf Albert Paul, a
watchman.
She has been running the advertisement
for the past year and answers have come
from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Canana and
many other places. John A. Blausor, of
Sage, Wyo., answered the advertisement
and in return received a reply June 2,
enclosed with which was a photograph
of a good-looking young girl. It was
intimated in the letter that it would
cost in the neighborhood of $50 to get to
Wyoming and Mr. Blauser the
money. Miss Jennie Paul, however was
not forthcoming.
Inspector Crowell, who has been work
ing on the case says that Mrs. Paul has
received many replies and considerable
meney. It is estimated that the woman
had made about $1,000 by her scheme be
fore complaints began to reach the post
office authorities.
Mrs. Paul does not deny the charge.
OFFICERS MAY ATTEND
GERMAN MANEUVERS
Despite Old MiNnnderstandina;, Gen.
Corbin and Others May Be
invited.
BERLIN T, May 24.— An odd misunder
standing has arisen from a conversation
which Adjt. Gen. yon Plessen had with
Adjt. Gen. Corbin when Admiral Prince
Henry of Prussia visited Washington.
Gen. yon Plessen said, courteously:
"We should be delighted to have you
see our maneuvers."
Gen. Corbin replied:
"I should certainly be much pleased
to go."
Gen. Corbin's impression, as It now ap
appears, was that this was an invitation
for the September maneuvers. Gen yon
Plessen seems to have thought nothing
more of It until an announcement was
received from the United States that
Gens. Corbin, Wood and Young would be
designated to attend the maneuvers. This
newspaper paragraph was followed by a
cabled stat?ment that the war depart
ment. May 10, hud formally given these
officers leave to attend.
Invitation to the maneuvers is Emperor
William's prerogative, and the foreign m.l
ltary officers are his personal guests.
The custom always has been for his maj
esty to pay the traveling expenses of the
invited officers in Geimany, and he
lodges, mounts and entertains them.
Naturally, Gen. yon Plessen cannot in
vite anyone to be the emperor's gu<>st,
though, quite properly, he can suggest
this.
It is understood that Yon Piemen, since
the publication of the war departments
action, has done so, and Emperor William
doubtless will be quite ready to act on
the suggestion. But the Invitations are
not yet sent. The regular time for issu
ing invitations Is the end of June.
GEN. BROOKE IS SUED
BY SPANISH COUNTESS
Litigation la Over Hereditary Righta
and Privilege* at Havana,
Cuba.
NEW YORK, May 24.—Suit was entered
in the United States district court to lay
by the Countess of Buena Vista against
Gen. Brooke, of the United States army,
for $250,000. The countess alleged that
Gen. Brooke abrogated rights held by her
through inheritance to the privileges of
conducting the slaughter house at Ha
vana and to the distribution of meats
and the collection of the fixed charges
for said meats. The eouateaa claimed
these privileges by virtue of a royal de
cree from the king of Spain, dated 1701
The countess declared that the business
under the privilege was successful and
profitable until 1599. In that year she
alleged Gen. Brooke, then military gov
ernor of Cuba, issued! an order to the ef
fect that the hereditary privileges con
nected with the slaughter of cattle .n
Havana were terminated and declartd
null and void.
This order, the plaintiff alleged, was in
direct violation of a section of the treaty
of Paris, declaring that so long as the
occupation lasted the United States
should assume and discharge all obliga
tions under international law for the pro
tection of life and property.
PREPARE FOR END OF
WORLD IN PORTO RICO
Superstitions Lower Clausen Are
Frightened by Recent Volcanic
Disturbance*.
BAN JUAN, Porto Rioo, May 24.—The
most brilliant sunset ever seen here was
witnessed last evening. It was caused
by the reflection of the sun through an
atmosphere laden with smoke and other
volcanic matter. After sunset the hori
zon from west to north and the skyline
to considerable height were a livid red,
behind a curtain of billowy dark clouds.
The glare was reflected on the ocean,
and produced a most beautiful effect.
The streets and the ocean front werfe
thronged by an excited crowd.
The superstitious people of the lower
classes have this week been preparing
for the end of the world, which had
been predicted for Thursday last. On
that day the peons in several places ro
used to work, the children remained
away from school and the inhabitants
of the rural districts attended a special
mass.
In various towns fairs and theatrical
performances were being given for the
benefit of the Martinique sufferers. The
French consul here has forwarded $1,210,
which has been collected from French
residents of this island.
Huoaier Flour Mill lli;ru< : |.
JEFFERSONVILLE. Ind.. May 24-
The flour mill of R. O. Gathright & Co. at
Claxksville, a suburb of this city, wa- de
stroyed, by are *od*y. Loss, }UO.o<Xk
RET ffli p,^l
-
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ELECTRICAL
TRUST NEXT
Attorney General Knox Maj
Be Asked to Proceed
Against It
BOYCOTT AND BLACKLIST
SEVERE ACCT'SATIOXS AUAIXST
FLECTRICAL SI FPLY DEAL
EJIS' ASSOCIATION
COMPLAINT IS TO BE FILEE
Independent Electrical Supply Deal.
era and Disaatlnfled Member* of
the Association Have Been
Collecting; Evidence.
Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO, May 24.-The Record Herald
tomorrow will print the following: Com
plaint is to be filed with Attorney
era! Knox alleging that the Elect]
Supply Dealers' association of the United
States is a trust. Information to t:
feet is being collected by Independent
electrical supply dealers. Whin they act,
which will be shortly, they will ask the
attorney general to procttd against the
association under the Sherman law.
The investigation work has teen car
ried on secretly by the indepmdt-nts and
certain dissatisfied members of the as
sociation because, if the instigators vWre
made known, they claim the association
would fine its recalcitrant numbers, boy
cott and blacklist them and would use
its alleged enormous powet tv shut off
the independent dealers from sources Of
supply.
What the Cbangei Are.
The charges made against the associ
ation, which has its headquarters in Chi
cago, are that it was organized with the
deliberate purpose of restraining trade
and destroying competition, that it has
partitioned the selling territory of tho
United States into three- divisions— Kast
ern, "Western and Southern—and in these
divisions it permits or prevents the sale
of electrical'supplies; that it fixes the
wholesale and retail prices of electrical
supplies arbitrarily, and within the last
six months has raised the same from 25
to 100 per cent without legal Justification;
that the association maintains a boycott
against competitive dealers, a black list
for recalcitrant members and a system
of spies by which all infractions of the
rules and regulations are reported.
A list of over lou concern* in nearly all
the large cities of the country is pub
lished. It is against these that pn
ings will be ask. ■<!.
Among them are the St. Paul El
company, of St. Paul, and the Electrical
Engineering company, of Minneapolis.
LOVE FOR THEATERS
LEADS TO STEALING
Elevcn-V.ar-Old La ( romr Ho> I'il
ferH Moii«-> I)ran<'r» to (.rntlly
His Longing; for Drama.
Spc-cia' to the Globe.
08HKOSH, Wis., May 24.—Frank
of this city, eleven yeau of age, last
October stole $S0 from 1. Straubing & Co.,
Clothiers, buri<"d It and drew Dpon it until
it was exhausted in theater tickets.
he robbed the Eureka creamery of sev
eral dollars and made a second cache of
hiß plunder. About this time the ;
ti i»k note of the fact that Frank was a
constant attendant at th<» theaters and
that he was paying for his tickets. H
was arrested and anally made a
Bion in which he took a sly fling at the
officers for their vain search of nearly a
year for the thief.
The boy will be sent to the industrial
school.
HEAVY FALL OF
VOLCANIC MATTER
Norwegian Sailors' Disagreeable
Experience—Swollen CorpHf>i
and a Titlul Wave,
ST. THOMAS, D. W. 1., May 24.—The
Norwegian steamer Helga, Oapt. Braas
tadt, is here discharging cargo. In an
Interview Capt. Braastadt said:
"We arrived at Fort de France May
15. "When Hearing the port we (saw
a smoke cloud overhanding the Island
and passed many swollen corpses. At
5 o'clock in <.he morning of May 20 a
tidal wave parted the Helga's hawser?,
and the steamer went adrift but was
brought to " anchor quickly. The heavy
fall of volcanic matter compelled the
crew to seek shelter, and the tidal waves
recurred rapidly.
"We sailed fcr St. Lucia in the after
noon with a number of refugees on board.
It being unsafe to return to Fort do
France, we left St. Lucia for St. Thom
as. Passing St. Pierre on the morning of
May 22, we , found that, the volcano
(Mont Pelee) was emitting heavy clouds
of smoke. The town was hidden and
the harbor deserted, but we saw no
fir*..' m
"OLD GLORY" HIS SALVATION.
Hnytlen Fugitive Ua» United States
MinUter fur Kurort.
PORT AU PRINCE, Hayti, May 24.—
Tancrsde Auguste, the former minister
of the Interior and police, left on th*>
Paloma for Jamaica.
When on the point of leaving the Unit
ed States legation, Where lie sought ref
uge at the time of the disturbances which
followed the resignation 'of President
Sam, a trowel made a hostile demonstra
tion against him. and a detachment of
troops was sent to escort him to the
wharf. M. Augruste finally left th. lega
tion with the United States minister, W.
F. Powell, in a carriage over which wos
held tux American flan. ,%

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