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VOL. ILI. NO. 180.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL., MOXDAY, MAY 1U, 1902.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE SWORD HUNG
OVER ALFONSO'S HEAI
DEATH IN THE WIND
SWEEPS A TEXAS TOWN
Scores of Corpses Left in the Path of the
Storm Through Goliad.
The New Trial Which Hanna Has
That Results in the Kaiser's Offer
of a Statue to the United
Secured For Postal
But Spain's Young King
ASSASSIN WAS READY FOR THE DEED
Discovery of an Anarchistic Plot Results in Six
Madrid, May 10. An anarchist Ilot
against King Alfonso has been discov
ered, and six arrests, including that of
Gabriel Lopez, nn employe of an in
surance? company, have been made.
Dynamite cartridges were found on
the premises where Lopez was ar
icsted. Lopez says he received a pack
age of cartridges froin another anarch
ist with Instructions to throw them at
the moment of the passage of the royal
JXQ ALFONSO XIII.
carriage in Saturday's procession. Tlie
discovery of the plot is confirmed by
the newspapers here. It is said that
nine dynamite cartridges were seized.
Further arrests have leon made, and
the prisoners Intitule six medical stu
dents, a printer, a carpenter and a ma
son. The captured cartridges are be
lli;; analyzed by military " authorities.
Wierd Seiiel to l'ageant.
The foregoing Is a wierd sequel to
the magnificent .pageant .that swept
through the streets of the capital Sat
urday, when Alfonso XIII, attaining
his majority, became king of Spain In
fact as well as in name. When he had
taken his oath to uphold the constitu
tion, his mother, the queen resent, who
for sixteen years has reigned in his
stead, kissed his extended hand in to
ken of allegiance, and at that moment
booming trnns and pealing bells an
nounced to the Spanish people the ac
cession of their new ruler. There were
", n i.i m ) people in Madrid who (I not
live here, and the whole multitude
practically took off Its hat and cheered
Othrr-lnm lcome Incident',.
There were two other incidents
which were untoward as to both and
of dark significance as to one. It is
not unusual for Spaniards to hand jmt
Honally to the monarch when he is
driving and In other public places, pe
titions they have to present. Saturday
a 4 razy man did this and his petition
was that the king would consent to the
lunatic's marriage of the Inf.-uita Ma
ria Teresa, the king's youngest sister.
The madman said the infanta had al
ready promised. His name was Jose
Paiz and he was unarmed. Of course
he was arrested. The other mutter is
of more moment. It is a manifesto
signed by Carlos protesting against
tie- coronation as a usurpation of the
throne to which Don Carlos Is the true
heir. However, there is no visible
to the manifesto.
GOES UP FOR LIFE
Noble's Conviction of Mur
der at Musca
tine. Muscatine. Ia.. May !. The jury
In the case of the state of Iowa against
"Kid" Noble, for the murder of Thom
as Morgan, a saloonkeeper, has ren
dered a -verdict of guilty of murder
in the first degree. Noble was sen
teneed to imprisonment for life. s The
jurv was out nearly four hours.
Noble Is a prize lighter. -4 years of
age. He charged Morgan with having
leen Intimate with his wife, and when
Morgan did not deny the charge he
knocked him down, and amonient
iter shot him twice. Mojgan tlb'd
from his wounds. Noble tied and was
afterward apprehended at Enid, O. T.
SUICIDE IS MYSTERY
Jimca Hollock Takes His Own
Life in Chi
cago. Chicago, May 19. .lames Hollock
for seventeen years chief clerk of the
Kimball I'iano company, committed
is Spared the Tragedy
suicide today by shooting himself.
The cause f the suicide is u mys
tery. Foil Da Lac, AA'is., May 19. Miss
Jessie McNcal. daughter of Dr. J. 15.
McNeal, member of the state board
of health committed suicide today by
shooting. Miss MeXeal was a train
ed nurse and recently returned from
Chicago broken down under the strain
of the severe case she had been at
tending. VENEZUELAN FIGHT
I'artol Car u pa no Which AVas Held
by ltcbcla is 1 5o 1 1 1 -barded.
New York. .May 10. A dispatch is
received here, dated Trinidad, U. V. I.,
May 17. which says:
The eaMH-t of Carupano. in the
state of llcrmudcz. Venezuela, will be
liombarded again today at - p. m. by
the government forces. The town will
be attacked from Ixith laud and sea.
The Venezuelan government notified
the foreign consuls at Carupano. forty
eight hours in advance of the time in
tended to attack the port.
"It is supiMised here that the I'nited
States, minister at. Caracas, H. AA".
Bowen. was the only foreign represen
tative there who received notification
of the bombardment of Carupano. and
it is said that I'owen urged that no
unfortified town of A'eue.uela be un
"The German cruised Gazelle is the
only foreign warship at Carupano. She
will protect the Kronen as well as the
German residents there. It is reported
here that an engagement will lie
fought tomorrow between the revolu
tionary and government forces which
will decide the future of the prossident
of the republic, General Castro."
A PATRIOFS MEMORY
To He Honored By a Monument
at the Lily
Sycamore, Ills., May 10. Arrange
ments are being completed for the tin
veiling at Lily City. July 4, of the mon
ument of A brier Powers, one of the
few soldiers of the revolutionary war
buried in Illinois. Aimer Powers in
177d enlisted in the army as a drum
mer boy, in which capacity he served
two years. He then enlisted as a sol
dier and served in General John
Stark's regiment. First New Hamp
He had seven brothers in that war,
and all came out unharmed. At the
close of the war he received a gratuity
Ifuinty of fifteen continental dollars.
The monument i. a tall shaft of Barre
granite. Among the inscriptions on it
are the four events of the war in which
he participated Bennington,. Sarato
ga, A'allcy Forge and York town.
Store Work Fire CoU f 150,000.
A'incennes. Ind.. May 50. The Kn
terprise Stove works here were de
stroyed by hre. causing a loss of $l."iO,
(rfio. with T.VHKI insurance. The lire
originated in the earientcr shop ov?r
the engine room and was well under
way In-fore discovered." The plant was
owned by local, capitalists and was
doing a large business. Over Kwj men
are thrown out of employment.
Iowana Dedicate m Monument.
" Council Bluffs. Ia.. May 10. There
was dedicated Saturday to the memory
of Col. AA'. II. Kinsman, who was
killed at the battle of A'leksbnrg. a
monument built by the Fourth and
Twenty-fourth Iowa volunteers. Gen
eral Gronvillo M. Dodge made the
speech of dedication.
Admiral Sampson's Kftate.
AA'ashington.. May The will of
the late Admiral AA'illiam T. Sampson
leaves everything to the widow, save
4.XK of life insurance, which is lert
for equal division among the four
daughters. His estate, exclusive of
the life insurance. Is valued at $1S,-
Soo tirU a Trart of IjiikI.
AVashington. May 1!. The president
has issued a proclamation granting a
certain portion of the military reser- I
A! . . V ( I 1 . I -4
Million iii r on irjio. .mcmun. ior
mcrly occupied as a military cemetery,
to the municipal corioration of Sault
Ste. Marie. Mich., for public use.
The tounril to Nettle a Strike.
Saginaw, Mich.. May 39. This
morning at 9 o'clock the joint confer
ence of operators and miners commit
tees reconvened after an adjournment
of a week. It Is anticipated that a re
snlt will he reached very soon, but
neither party will say how.
CONVICTED OF CUBAN FRAUDS
Permitted to Present New and Addi
tlonal lOridenco in His
Havana. May Secretary of AVar
Hoot's order to amend the law of crim
inal procedure to permit the supreme
court of this island to review all ques
tions of fact, law and procedure and
to award a new trial or dismiss pro
ceedings, reached Havana Saturday. It
allows the attorneys of Kstes G. ltath
hone. who was couvicted of complicity
in the Cuban postal frauds, to present
new and additional evidence by which,
they assert, Kat hbone's Innocence can
Governor General AA'ood Immediate
ly summoned the supreme court, ex
plained his instructions and promul
gated the order. Thereuion Sonor
I.anzua. ICathltonc's attorney who had
been advised of Ceneral AVood's ac
tion, immediately filed a lictitioii for a
new trial with the supremo court ', un
dr . mended rules of procedure
Served Notice on (Jen. Wood llimelf.
- Katnboue himself then took a writ
ten notification of the petition to the
palace, together with. a copy thereof
addressed to the governor general, and
in person handed it to Colonel Scott.
demanding and securing therefor n re
ceipt. Tills notification requests Gen
eral AA'ood. ais the military governor, to
take such action as may be necessary
to canry into effect the request con
tained in the petition.
ItathltoiTc and his counsel are over
joyed at what they consider an elev
enth honr victory. Ihithltonc insists
that he want si vindication and would
not accept a pardon from either the
United States or the Cuban govern
ment MAINE TOWN GONE
Fire AA'ipes Out Business Portion of
Houlton AVitli Iossof
Ifoulton. Me.. May 10. Fire !!
destroyed the greater Mition of the
business section of the town, seventy
live residences ami three churches, en
tailing a loss of JfhNUim. only one
third of which Is covered by insurance.
One hundred and twenty-live families
are rendered homeless.
The lire started in the rear of a mar
ket and grocery store on the north side
of I'pper Main" street, and it was an
incredibly short time before it was
sweeping through the business section
of the town. Kvery business block
from Mechanic street to Fast Main
was leveled, also several tine resi
dences. The Fnitarian. Free Baptist
and Methodist churches were Uo
Ftroved. GUILTY OF PERJURY
Ex-Member of St. Ijonis City Conncil
Gets Two Years in
St. Louus. May li. Juiius l.cMnann,
formerly member of the St. Louis
house of delegates, who tad been en
trial in the circuit court for three days,
charged with perjury, was found guil
ty by the jury Saturday and his pun
ishment fixed ut two years in the pen
itentiary. I'Iimann was indicted on a state
ment he made before the grand jury
while It wj;s inquiring into the deal
whereby the Suburban Kailroad com
pany is alleged to have offered to
members of the house and council
$l.'!r.nt;o to pass a. franchise. After the
verdict was read and the jurors dis
missed Lehinann furnished a new bond
In the sum of ?10.00 and was re
leased pending an appeal to the su
(iold Medal tor Illinois
Chicago. May 10. Illinois has been
awarded the gold medal, which Is the
highest prize, on loth the agricultural
and horticultural exhibits made by the
state at the Charleion exiwisition.
Many individual exhibitors id so have
been awarded gold medals.
Kaln Cannes Many Washout.
Prairie du Chien. Mis.. May 10. Bain
has caused many washouts in Iowa
and AA'isconsin. At McGregor. Ia.,
across the river, the storm washed out
the foundations' of several business
blocks which have suffered seriouslv.
right That Will Knd In MurOd
Hastings. Neb., May AV. Hoag-
land. city water commissioner. IMward
Bansoui and Clarence Pendavis quar
reled in a house in the suburbs of the
city, and in a fight which followed
1 1 oa gland received a fractured skull
ami Internal injuries from which he
cannot recover, and Bansoui and Pen-
Mavis were badly hurt.
rie Score Hore Killed.
Milwaukee. AA'is., May 10. One hun
dred --and two thoroughbred horses
were killed .parly Sunday morning by
the burning of the Andrew Fchlein
stock farm near Bacine. Uchlein, who
Is a Milwaukee brewer, raised fine
breeds f horses on his country place.
The fir was, caused by lightning.
Omt EIc Tears In the Pen.
Sloor City, Ia-,' May ID. Joseph
Boucher was fonnd guilty of man
slaughter at Kpringview, Neb., for
killing John Belleisle, and was sen
tenced to the penitentiary fur eight
years. , -'
One Hundred and Fifty
Men Die in Mine
Rescuing Parties Driv
en Back by Gases
Knoxville, Tenn., May 19. An ex
plosion occurred this morning at the
Fraterville and Tistle coal mines at
Coal Creek. , Onlv one man survived
the disaster, and he was blown out
of the mine. Supt.( Camp, of Thistle
mine, gives out a statement cVtimat
ing that 1j0 were killed in both mines.
KeMcnlnir I'artlea Itrlren Hark.
Two rescuing parties started into
the mines as soon as possible after
the accident. The Thistle party was
unable to make- any headway as the.
gas stifled them. The Fraterville
party went a considerable distance
into that mine, but, encountered -a
heavy fall of slate, which cut off 'fur
Mine Apparently on Fire.
Intense heat indicates that the mine
is on tire. At l::t0 one man was taken
from the Fraterville mine. He was an
unrecognizable mass of licsh.
Four dead have been taken from
the mines horribly mutilated. AVill
iam Morgan, who was thrown out of
the liiim. will die. I'ntil further in
vestigation it cannot be determined
how many men were in the mine, but
there wen- probablv between "I Ml and
no miners killed.
FIVE DIE ON RAIL
Passenger and Stock Trains Collide
Willi Terrible Ite-
LincoNi. Nei.. .May to. Five men
were killed and four others more or
Jess injured in a collision on the l'ur
liiigton's .Hillings line Saturday. The
dead are: AA'illiam Uay. Tccumsch;
Neb.; ". AV. Pitts. Fldarado Springs,
Mo.; M. Tuttle. Whitman. Neb.; .lohn
Cor, Strong City. Kan.: Lets. Lemhart,
fireman. Sligli; ly hurl; K. II. Sixter.
brakeman; F. F. Colvin, conductor; T.
Huston and J. McConncl. freight en
gineers. Seriously injured: O. F. Phil
lips, passenger engineer; Isaac Cox,
Strong City. Kan.
AH of these, save the fireman, were
riding in the smoking car at the time.
This car was reduced to kindling wood
in part. The collision occurred a mile
east of Ilyannis between train No. 4-,
the Portland-St. Louis flyer, east
bound, and an extra stock train Imund
west witli twenty-tive carloads of cat
tle. Somebody misread the train dis
Iut a Marker for McCZcrnikiiJ.
Springfield. Ills., May 10. A marker
Is to be placed at the grave of General
John A. McClernand. in Oak ltidge
cemetery here, bearing the following
inscription: "Major General John Alex-
ondar McClernand. Fnited States A'ol-
unteers. Lawyer, legislator, soldier.
judge, patriot. At a time when his
fellow citizens differed widely in opin
ion and passions ran high he. placed
country aliove party."
Then of a Million Rouble.
Loudon. May 10. A dispatch from
A'ienna to a news ageucy says it is
rt'iortcd from Cracow. Galicia. that
J.iHKMHNl roubles have been stolen from
the headquarters of the general staff
there. Two generals and several staff
officers, says the dispatch, have been
arrested in connection with the rob
No More Supplle ee!eI.
AVashington. May 10. Secretary
Hav has received a cablegram from
1'iiited States Consul Ay me at Fort de
France announcing that the relief sup
plies now afloat-are quite sufficient for
the Martinique sufferers, ami suggest
ing that the public subscriptions in the
United States should cease at once.
Chicago Iiefeatn Michigan.
Chicago. May lo. Chicago univer
sity defeated the University of Michi
gan in the track meet Saturday by the
scorse of to C1. The contest was
very even throughout, both colleges
scoring seven firsts and seven seconds,
u nd Chicago own out by getting nine
thirds to five for Michigan.
One Convicted the Other Acquitted.
Clarinda. Ia.. May 10. Fugene Ma
son, on trial here last week for the
murder-of Oscar Miller at Shenandoah,
last Hecember, was found not guilty.
Mason's pal, Kdvard Hennis, was
found guilty of murder in the second
degree on almost identical evidence.
; Will Average a Mile a Minute.
Omaha, Neb.. May 10. Today the
Chicago and Northwestern placed In
service lietween this city and Chicago
one of the fastest passenger trains In
the country. The train will make the
run in eleven hours, making an aver
cf a mill a minute.
EEMAEXS 01 A SOCIALIST EDITOE
Giving Frederick the Great's Position
Along in 1774 and 1778 and
TerUn, May 10. The purpose of
Emperor AA'illiam to givei statue of
Frederick the Great to the I'nited
Stutes was seemingly quite- suddenly
formed. I.ast Monday evening his
majesty was holding an informal re
ception in the court box of the new
theater at AA'iesbaden between the acts
of the opera "The Merry AA'ives of
AA'indsor," when he turned to Profes
sor I'phuos, the sculptor, and said:
"I'phues, I want you to make another
statue of Frederick the Great." "I
shall be delighted, your majesty," re
plied the professor. TLis Mas the first
the sculptor had heard of the project,
and it was. apparently, the first that
any one had heard of the emperor's
Intention. Ilis majesty then told Pro
fessor I'phues that the statue was, for
presentatloifto the people of the United
States, and his cablegram to President
ICooscvelt on the subject was written
and sent the next day.
Iloheuzollern To lie Present.
Professor Uplines is one of the fore
most sculptors of Germany. He carved
the statue or Frederick the Great in
marble in the Sieges Alice series. The
expectation is that when the statue is
unveiled at AVashington n member of
the Hohenzollcrn family will be pres
ent, possibly the crown prince. Fred
erick AVilliam. It is even said that
Fmpt ror AVilliam himself might be in
attendance. An authoritative support
of this suggestion, however, has not
been given to the report oria I Inquiry
at Potsdam. Many members of the
imperial suite did not learn of Km-
peror AVIUiam's intention before the
cable correspondence with President
lioosc vcltwns published.
ICemark of a Socialist Paper.
The A'orwaerts (Socialist! is the onlv
paper inclined to disparage Fmperor
illiani s gift. It says that if congress
a ceei.it s it King Frederick's will be the
only statue of a monarch at the re
publican capital, and digs up from the
memoirs of Frederick the Great, cov
ering 1774 to 177s. his threat to lew
castle duty on the Hessian soldiers
passing through the Prussian domain,
because the men were sold like ani
mals to the Itritish. King Frederick's
explanation of his motive is that "it
was only a bit of revenge for the
malicious action of the London court
regarding liantzie. However, I did not
want to go too far. for experience
taught me that one has enough ene
mies in the world without lightheart-
edly treating new ones." Frederick's
grievance was that the Fnglish were
balking his annexation of liantzie.
Couldn't t;et Him to Interfere.
The A'orwaerts adds: "King Fred
erick permitted troops to cross Prus
sian territory a few months later, when
the Havana n war of succession made
good relations with England desirable,
and gave permission for friendly ex
pressions. In the presence of such
practical politics, of course the Amer
ican commissioners, who had been try
ing to get Frederick to interfere for
the prevention of the scandalous traf
fic in men. withdrew from P.eiiin with
longer faces than Ooiu Paul from the
LUNATIC IN BAD PLACE
Operator at a Kailway Station Sud
denly Goes Off His
isrnzil. Ind.. May 10. Frank Orell
opera lor at the . A'andalia station at
Knightsville. became violently insane
He nearly caused acollision lietween
the east and west bound passengei
trains and two fast freights. He ran
up the main street of Knightsville
nourishing a revolver and shouting
that the station had been robbed.
The engineer of a freight thought
the operator 'was insane when he
handed him an tu-tler. as It was not
readable. The engineer made quick
time to this city and rejxirted Orell's
condition. Operators were soon puWo
work and stopped all trains till orders
could be straightened out.
A VERITABLE THUG
iVntl Seems Also to Have Friends
Ionia, Mich!. May 10. Frank Caster.
who has been Identified as the party
entering a private house at Hay City,
first playing up drunk and tHen hold
ing up. the inmates at the point of a
revolver, and who the next day at
Saginaw broke away and attempted
to sluit.it Officer I'dshop. after being
placed under arrest, therenimn vary
ing his performance by playing crazy,
was a former prisoner at the Michi
He was sentenced from Kalamazoo
county Iec. l."5. LSI is. under the name
of Frank Logan, for four years, for
breaking and entering a house In the
night time. An application-for parole
was made by his friends, which was
rejected by the board of control. The
matter was then taken up directly
with Governor Filigree, who granted
him a parole Iec. .'U. 1000. which ex
pired April 13. V.rz, when he was
given a final discharge. His record
here was bad, and the officials consid
er him a de&oerate man.
OTHER PLACES ARE
Elements Combine to Cause Destruction in Sev
eral Other States.
Houston, Tex., May 19. Latest re
port from Goliad says tlie number of
killed there iu the cyclone is fifty
seven. Houston, Tex., May lf. Reports re
ceived here by telegraph and telephone
indicate that a portion of the town of
Goliad has been swept away by a tor
nado, a ud that from fifty to one hun
dred people have been killed. The long
distance operator at Houston was in
connection with Goliad at 7 p. m. yes
terday, but beyond the fact that part
of the town had been blown away
and that many persons had been killed
and injured no oilier particulars were
obtained. Considerable damage has
also been done at Heeville by high
winds. Loth towns are close to the
gulf coast, and all telegraph wires by
two routes are down.
Heavy 'Wind IMaya tireat Havoc.
San Antonio. Tex., May 10. At 12:4S
p. in. yesterday a terrible wind and
rain storm swept over San Antonio,
damaging property not less than $."(l.
txm. and it may reach .7.".OiKi. The
wind reached a velocity of 7" miles
m hour, and continued at that rate for
nearly twenty minutes. It blew from
Ihe southeast, and then shifted to the
northwest, the greatest velocity being
from the latter point. At For Sam
Houston government property was
damaged to the extent of 2o.ti(Ni. the
doors being blown oft the officers
quarters and barracks.
Some of the Uauiae In Detail.
The AA'est Fug church was complete
ly destroyed, at a loss of .."i.(llNI: Hart-
well's hotel damaged S.:.tMK: St. Louis
college da in aired sCmm: Academy of
the Lady of the Sacred Heart dam
aged .2.(KHi. I n mages to private resi
liences will reach $2i.(mhi. Several per
sons were injured, but there were no
fatalities. The storm was a continua
tion tif tlie one that1 swept over Goliad
with such terrible results.
Struck Hard Near Austin.
Austin. Tex.. May lo. AVliile all
Texas seemed to be storm-swept yes-
terdav. the territory immediately to
the west of this city was especially
badly damaged by the high winds.
AA'alter's Park, a small hamlet four
teen miles to the northwest of this city.
was badly wrecked, three score or
more houses being blown down and
many trees uprooted. In this city n
number of houses were unroofed and
the state institution for the blind was
considerably damaged, though none of
the inmates was injured. A number
of camping parties at various points up
the river were serious sufferers, but so
far as known no loss of life is report
ELEMESTJ WOKK DESTRCCTIOX
Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska
Have Costly Kxperienres.
Sparta, AA'is., May 10. A furious
rain occurred in tlie eastern part of
this country Saturday night, doing
much damage to farmers and rail
road companies. Three long bridges
on the Chicago, Milwaukee' and St.
Paul road near Oakdale were carried
away, and the track washed out in
several places. The trains were at a
standstill until yesterday morning,
when the company succeeded In mak
ing temporary repairs. Over Lu) feet
of the Chicago ami Northwestern road
was washed completely away ten miles
south of here.
Dubuque. Ia.. May 10. Floods of
rain came down here Saturday night.
two inches of rain fell in one hour,
causing washouts on the Illinois Cen
tral. Several miles on the Great AVest-
ern between here and Oelwein were
washed out. The Chicago. Milwaukee
and St. Paul suffered much near Mc
McGregor, Ia., May 10. Three brick
buildings were wrecked by a terrific
electrical storm that swept over Mc
Gregor late Saturday night, accompa
nied by a heavy downiiour of rain.
Lightning struck the three buildings
occupied by Freze's jewelry store, the
Metropolitan saloon and a billiard hall,
and all collapsed. Four men were
hurt, but not severelv.
Hed Cloud. Neb., May 10. Yester
day morning about 3 o'clock a very
heavy wind, bordering on a cyclone.
passed over this city and county, do
ing considerable damage to houses,
outbuildings and trees.
AVichita. Kan.. May 10. A verv
heavy rain fell over the wheat belt of
southern Kansas, yesterday. It also
ntMHicti tlie streets, the water flowing
into the first floor of the Manhattan
Davenport. Xeb., May 10. A wind
storm which struck this town early
yestoruay overturned the Kvansvillc
Grain company's elevator and several
corn cribs. A large crib blew across
the tracks of the St. Joseph and Grand
Fairfield. Neb., Mar 10. The worst
wind storm of the season visited Fair
field at 4 a. m. yesterday,- wrecking
the St. Joseph and Grand Island round
house and blowing to nieces the resi
dence of Mr. Benedict. Several bouses
vvere unroofed, chimneys blown down
ana a nuuitier or small buildings
St arms at Other l'lacen.
Des Moines, May 19. A cloudburst
at Waterloo early Sunday morning
practically ruined every house on the
tract known as "dry run' in AA'ater
loo. Fifty buildings were damaged
and several washed away. No loss of
life occurred. The AA'apsipinicon riv
er overran its banks doing much dam
age. Preston, Minn., May 111. A water
spout struck here last night. The
country for miles around is deluged.
Four people were drtiwned and Alder
man Conkey was killed' by lightning.
Fight feet of water swept over tlie
town, moving a number of houses
from their foundations and washing
out tlie Milwaukee road tracks for
London, May 10. Nine English
tourists, including four women, and
four boatmen were drowned yester
day by tlie upsetting of a boat'on
Ii ke Killarney, Ireland, during u
squall. Storms are sweeping over
the coasts of the United Kingdom.
Hombay. May 1!. A destructive,
hurricane swept over the province of
Scinde. Hritish India. Forty miles of
the Scinde railroad was washed away
and bridges, houses and embank
ments disappeared. Fifty miles of
telegraph wires were destroyed, with
manv lives lost.
TO SECURE TRUE FACTS
Officials in AA'ashington Suggest Sus
pension of Ilelief Subscrip
Washington, May 10. The' following
statement was given out at the AA'hite
House today: "On Saturday imme
diately on receipt of Consul Aymes'
dispatch the president directed the
secretaries of war and navy to inquire
and report as to the true condition
of affairs in Martinique and St. A'in
cent. These reports will be made pub
lis as soon as received. Cut il "furt her
information is received it is deemed
best that receipts of subscriptions be
New York. May 19. The first offi
cial estimate of the results of the ex
plosion at Mount Pelee has been an
nounced, says a dispatch from Fort tie
France. This gives 28,000 as the num
ber of people buried in the ruins at
St. Pierre. Six thousand persons,
were rescued by steamships or fled to
places of safety. Three thousand
were probably drowned. The bodies
of Thomas T. Pnntis, American con
sul and James J a pp. British consul,
have been identified and will be
brought here for shipment.
WILL BE NO STRIKE.
Springfield District Coal Miners Set
tle Their Difficul
ties. Hazleton, Ta., May 10. All differ
ences between the ojierators and min
ers of the Springfield. Ills., district
have been adjusted and there will lie
no strike there for a year at least.
An agreement was reached Saturday
after a. long conference between repre
sentatives of the men and their em
ployers, who had come here to discuss
the few differences between thm.
The details of the agreement were
not made public, but it is known that
it will hold for one year. The mem
bers of the Illinois delegation left for
the west Saturday.
LOCUSTS ARE ABOUT
Getting In Their "AA'ork of Destrnc
tion in Various Parts of
Washington. May 10. Large num
bers of seventeen-year hn-usts have
made their appearance in this city,
anil re torts of similar visitations
have reached the department of agri
culture from Altoona. Pa., and Nash
ville. Tenn. The department has sent
P.bilO postal cards throughout the
couiftry asking for immediate reports
on the first appearance oC the loousts.
Evansville. Ind., May 19. Seventeen-year
, locusts in great numbers
have appeared in Meskor park and
Garvin park, at the snargin of this
city. Their track is marked by the
dls'a ppearamceof everytMa green.