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Epitome of the TclegraphU News of the "World. TKRSR TJCK8 JfBOM THK WIRES Aa Intorerilng Cnllnatlnnnf It-s Front the Two llenilaphares I'mmUtf la ft Condensed Form j. - ,., ,, ..r -. . - f a. , ' A colony of 600 nog row will locate in California. :. Tbe promised plow and threshing machine combines are off. Admiral Sampson aay our navy should ha twice ila present sixe. , Otis haa established oable connection between llo Ho and Ilia inland ol Cebu. A mimohr of schools have closed In fit. Louis on account of the hot weather. ' CunnriVi Intent proposal la to estate Hall a customhouse on .tin Da lion trail...." ..... . , . I. Johann Strauss, the late famous com poser, was boiled with publlo tiouoia in Vienna. Waaler n men are urging an early ana aion of congress to conaider currency legislation. Slop have baen taken by the F ranch government demanding tha extradition ol Eaterbaay. James fi. Sherman haa withdrawn In favor of Henderson fm the speaker alilp of tha national hoiiao. Samnaris have disarmed and are now waiting tha verdict of tha olnt com niiion aa to who ahnll be king. On doatli at Chicago and two at Pittaburg with many pioatrationa from the heat la tha record fur one day. Mis Lena Warren, whoie borne la t Knappn, Or., haa mysteriously dis appeared from pioiflu unlvoraity at Forest Drove. The body of tha "Barefoot King of Hawaii" la miaaing. It ia eupposud to have been stolon by nativea ami burled in tha mountain. That negotiation are In progreaa looking toward a maminotb augar con aol illation ia now ail in it tod by one of tha men moat Intoieetod. Mew Voik experienced tha hottest Juua day on record Tuesday. Thirty one proatrationa were recorded. The Uiermometer reached U8. . President Behurmau, of tha Philip piiio commission, in a dispatch to Boo retary I lay, haa, It ia believed, recom mended more liberal concession to the Filipinos, with a view of ending the insurrection at once. - Tha condition of affair at Manila ia claimed to l satisfactory to tnein bora of tlu administration, yet there ia groat deal of 001 reapondonoa between General Otli and the wai department which i not made public. I j ; '' A project for flnar iinprovemont ol the cascade locks on the upper Co lumbia litis betin aubmittod and ap proved. The appropriation la f 75,000, and the object la to prevent ny fur ther damage bv frealiet In the river. , ., ' Admiral Dewey haa sailed from Hong Kong. - . . f r, .-" .; ;; Storma In the Central atatoa con tinue. The pipe truat ia believed to be failure. -' Stage robbera have been captured ,la : Arlsona. 1 The thormomotor win U8 In Chicago twuAv YT's ! J "Jl ? . There " Wa a Cloudburst near" lied ding, Cal. . . ,.,...,.. Santiago papers hare been suppressed by General Brooke. , Natlvna will recruit our army in Cuba and Porto Itriso:. " , Ureal orowda of Cuban aoldiera are now accepting payment. UeotgU troops Imvo been ordered out to protect the jail at Atlanta. ; : Kmperoi William expeota ' great things fioin hia new possessions. Captain Dreyfus will bo returned to Franco on June 90, landing at Brest, . Zola aaka for notice of sentence in the libel action againat hint last year. Admiral Kauta la now in Hawaii. Ila will aail for Sau Francisco, Juno 35. Agricultural implement makers ill advance prices from 1ft to 26 per cent. A tor undo a mile wide occurred in Iowa. . Kellogg aud Thorpe building suffered. Information disclosed In New Mexico unearths tour old uurdeia hitherto unknown. Admiral Schley heartily indoraed tha course of President MoKiuloy In a Speech at Salt Lako. It la announced that the war tax will continue in force for some time to ooine, but will be modified, f Tha sultan of Bulu, heretofore be ll iered to be peaceably disposed, is said Ito he preparing to fight this oounliy. . i' General Otis advises the war depart ment that Ilia Oregon regiment will leave for the United Btutes this "week. It will be sent direct to Portlund for muster out at Vancouver barracks. Minor Mans llama. Tha street cars at Wichita, Kan., have been declared a publlo nuisance) and have stopped running. The discovery has boen made that 9,000,000 silver dollars stored In tha Philadelphia mint vaults have rusted from a leak, '' Tha first annual reunion of rough rldera will be held In Las Vegas, N. M.. June 24. Uovemor Roosevelt and staff will be present. LATER NEWS, Bcbtlrman Is leavlnu the Phil Innings oecause his plan (or home rule war1 not approved. Veterans of the civil war, both of the blue and the gray, are planning a faw and order expedition to Cuba. , ' Miss Mabel Kaflta and Walter Hon Jnrson wero drowned by the oapslalng of the Flora near Stockton, California. The southward movement of Lawtou and Wheuton's forces proved a success. The Filipino force wei badly routed and disorganized. The survey for the submarine cable which will connect Germany with tba United Hiatus by tha way of the Acoroa haa been practically completed. President Lou bet, of France, ' baa had Ills revanche lor the recent outrage, ile was the hero of popular demon stration while driving to the races. By working upon the muscles of the abdomen, a Mew York phyaluian haa cared a oase of appendicitis. No in itrumenti were used, and relief came in eight minutes. . . i The German peace delegate at The Hague objects to arbitration. He affirms that Emperor William will not pledge himself to accept decisions on issues that have not arisen, Tho trust mania ha reached the brewers, and it Is aald, on the best authority, that scheme is on foot to form a trust with 91,000,000,000 capl tal and buy op all the brewerlea in the conntry. The Alaska grand jury has con demned the school management. Educational work, it saya, haa been misdirected. Tho government agent la accused of falsehood, and bis removal from office Is demanded. England ha bought an additional 500,000 In American eagles to strengthen its reserve. The report that Kusaia ia a buyer of gold In New York Is regarded in London as being significant. War seem certain between England and Transvaal. Both are preparing for a struggle. British troops are near tha border arid Kruger's forcea are said to be able to cope with any England can muster. Over 6,000,000,000 gallons of petro leum, according to the treasury bureau of statistics, are now produced an nually In the world. Of this amount 9, 600. 000, 000 gallons are produced in the United States, 3,160,000,000 in Itnssia, and the remainder ia distribut or among a doxen countries. A tornado swept over Ban Pedio and A tare, in the province of Valladolid, Spain, about 160 houses being de stroyed. Theie was also great Iota of life. Ten bodies have already been re covered from the ruins. Toledo haa been visited by a great storm.. The lower part of the oity has been flooded. Hangiy Filipinos are being ted by tne Americana. - - Tho Philippine coniralasiionera have been called home, r i-, j j ',y The Vixen has reached Bluefields to relieve tha Detroit. Cota Jiloa and -Nioaragua are pre paring for a conflict. Mosquito coast Indiana have re belled against Nicaragua. Augusta, Ga., wa visited by a de structive fire; loss, 1360,000. A new banana trust has been formed. It will fight a similar oiganixation formed last winter. The outlook ia said to be bright for the settlement of the Alaska boundary dispute in London, Seven walnut-growers' association in Southern -California have combined for mutual protection. 1 ' .Twenty-five deaths and 83 prostra tions is the result ol a hot June day in New York and vicinity. The United States ooort of appeals holds that the alien labor law applies only to common laborers. The Indiana supreme court declares that It is unlawful (or corporations to ttempt to "destroy competition. Privnto Clew, of company D, casual detachment, was seriously wounded in target practice at San Francisco. , Augustin . Daily, famous as a the atrical manager, dramatist and adapter of plays, died suddenly in Pari. A company capitalised at 110,000,- 000 has been .organised ito I work a mountain of copper found in Arixona. A Havana dispatch says brigandism is on the increase in portions of Cuba where no United Btules soldiers aro quartered, ,., , ' -, . ..... . , . . ... , The Washington State Pioneer' As sociation has passed a resolution pro teating against , the cession of any Alaakau territory to Canada. Governor-General Brooke has Issued oiders appointing Sonar Gonsnlea do Qttesada apeoial commissioner from Cuba at Washington, at a salary of $5,000. Tha appointmont greatly pleases Gomes' following. Judge Allen, of Lo Angeles, hold that neoole who seoure a dlvotce in California who go beyound the Juris diction of the California court and contract another marriage aud then rei tnrn to California have no standing in California court in an action for di vorce. nharles Acton Ives, a well-known lawver of Newnort. R. I., died of heart disease while riding n bicycle. Mntblaa Stelnbemer. who lives with relatives on a farm in Jackson town ship a few miles out ot Fostoria, U., has recovered his memory und intellect after a lapse of 68 years. Tim Massachusetts supreme court has rendered an opinion holding that pas- aengers can recover damages tor in- Inriea to bandana from the last road over which (heir baggage came. FIGHT MR MORONG A Reconnditering Party At- tacked by Rebels. ONE AMERICAN WAS - KILLED fongBS Th.lr Wr ek to Cam Tbranh th injr Kolnforea-, . - mmt for Otis. -...... Manila, June 19. A reconnoiferlng party of 96 American soldiers, in th hills in the vicinity ol Morong yester day. were attacked by 800 rebels. Th Americana fought their way to camp through the enemy and inflicted severe losses on them. The AmerloajTs chief waa killed. Five Insurgent were cap tured and taken to Morong. The i rebel are extremely - active. The garrison of cavalry and North Da kola infantry are throwing op in trenohment. " Ta Thrauii' Man for Otis. ) Washington, June 19, The solu tion of the problem of bow to reinforce General Otis without calling tor volun teers or reducing below the danger line the teserve force In the United States, waa reached at a meeting ot the cabinet today. Attorney-General Giiggs an nounced hia opinion that the army re organization bill, fixing the maximum strength of the army at 66,000 men, did not include tbe enlisted force of the hospital corps, and the regulai army can be increased by that number. A the enlisted hospital corp aggre gate 9,000 men, the opinion of the attorney-general gives that many mors men to the regular army for Manila. Major-Ueneial Shatter baa now at the Preaidio in California, ready for arly shipment to Manilla, 3,400 re cruits. Word was received by the war de partment today that the Nineteenth in fantry, under orders to go to the Phil ippines, which came back from Porto Itico only 700 strong, had today been filled to its full quota of 1,600 men by recruits enlisted at Camp Meade. The regiment will be aent to General Otia at once. In addition, the Twenty fourth and Twenty-fifth infantry regi ments, negroes, every company lecruit ed to its full strength are under oiders to go to the Philippines which will give General Otis 9,000 more fighting men in good condition. The Four teenth infantry, also folly reoruited, and part of the Fourth artillery, are at the Presidio, awaiting order to sail Thus, without issuing call for volun teers, (he president oan send General Otis force slightly in excess of 10, 000. General Otis has been instructed to organize several skeleton regiments of volunteers who may accept the propoai tin to re-enlist lor service until July I, 1901. These skeleton ' organisations are to be officered by volunteer officers to be selected by General Otis from the 14 volunteer regiments now with him, and are to be increased to th maximum strength by regulars sent from here. ,. ,.. . i . its If.;" M Limit Is Kallslnmu. Chicago, June 19. Captain P. H. Boinns, of the army leoruitliig station in this oity, lias received instructions from the war department to enlist an unlimited number of men for service in the Philippine island y j - ; LYNCHINGS IN CUBA. Bandits Disposal! of In tho Southern t .. V'.., I.I ..-j1 .Stylo. 's; " Santiago' do Cuba, Juno 12. Gen eral Wood haa been notified that An tonio Garcia, chief ol - the Holquin bandit, who wa captured by the rural guards, has been hanged bythe'eiti- aens. Seven men belonging to Uarcia a band voluntarily . surrendered to the rorals, but General Wood haa Instruct ed the com minding officers to accept no surrendera herealter, but tocautore the bandits as highwaymen or murderers. s Two robbera were lynched by Cuban near Puerto Principe, two days ago. At Sonora, recently, six bandits were badly beaten by employes of sugar estates, Where they attempted to oom mii robbery, f 1 f i jf. " , New ' York,' June 10. James 3. Jeffries, another sturdy young giant, has ooine out of the West to whip olinmpion pugilists.' At the arena of the Coney Island Atheletio Club to night he defeated Robert Fitaslm nrona, world's champion In two classes middle-weight nd heavy-weight in 11 rounds of whirlwind fighting. He ia the acknowledged master of the man lie defeated. Ha waa never at any time in serious danger, and, after the siae-up in tbe early rounds ot the contest, took the lead. He had the Australian whipped from the ninth round. Transvaal llpato. London, June 19. The Westminster Gazette this afternoon says a inmor i current from a well-informed eoaroe that it has been pior.os.ed in a responsi ble Quarter that tbe United States mediate between the Transvaal and Great Britain. It is added the sugges tion i being considered, and that it il "not even improbable that medialton nay be undertaken." fllliU In Whlto !. Nanaimo, B. C Jnne 19. The steamer Amur, Captain Le Blano, ar rived here this morning from Skag- way, and reports that on Sunday morn ing, June 4, men were at work clear ing snow from the White Pass & Yu kon railway, Just over the anmmlt, when a terrible slide ot rocks and snow oame down the mountain side, killing one man almost instantly, and seri ously, If not fatally, injuring others. At the time the Amur loft, the name of the men weie not obtainable. PASSENGER TRAIN DERAILED. Mldalaht J1d. Horror to tho RnSTorlnas of tho Injured. Kansas City.une 12, Forty-eight passengers were more or less seriously, three perhaps tatally injured by the de railment of train No. 4, south bound an the Kansaa City, Pittsbnrg & Gulf railroad, two miles south ol Granview, Mo., at 9:80 last night. The Iniured were brought to this cty this morning and the seriously hurt were taken to St. Joseph's hospital and others to the Savoy hotel. Those considered fatally injured are Mr. C. B. Chandler, Jua don, Mo.; A, J. Uorgneson, news agent, Kansaa City; O. 1. Crawford, Drexel, Mo. Nearly all the injured are Missouri people. The wrecked train left Kansas City last night at 8 o'clock. - Two miies south of Kansas City, the train was derailed by spreading rails, the track having been damaged by recent seveie rains. Tbe smoker which contained most of the Injured, and the chair car Immediately following, were turned on their side into a ditch. The Pullman left tbe track, but remained upright. The engine and combination baggage and mail ear remained on the track. . The accident occurred during a heavy downpour of rain. The crew went to work with a will to reaoue pas senger. Women and ohildren were dragged from the window of tbe chair car and attended to aa well a possible under the circumstances. Before ali bad been taken out fire started in the rear car. The porter of tbia car earned great praiae by bis presence of mind in" cut ting a hole througii the roof, quench ing the fire and rescuing several women in imminent danger. In the smoker, whioh waa well filled, the passengers were compelled to crawl cautiously the full length to the rear, door to escape, exit through the broken windows waa dangerous, the darkness making it impossible to see a foot ahead. The scene of the wreck was in the woods, and there was no bouse near to which the injured could be taken. For the immediate oare of the injured fires were built along the track. Aa soon as possible tha news of the wreck was sent to Granview and a re lief train was started from Kansae City. The train moved at 8 A.M. and took baok to Kansaa City all of tbe in jured. ' CUBANS GIVE UP THEIR ARMS. Tboa Bay Mow With 7B-Manjr Thing! to Angor Thom. New York. June 12. Tbe Rev. Al fred de Barritt, who four months age founded tbe Congregational churali in the city of Havana, has returned to this conntry for aid in bis religious and educational work in Cuba. Dr. de Barritt spoke today about present con ditions in Cuba and the possibility of an outbreaa against the Americana. "If this occurs," he said, "it will be the fault of the Americans. The Cubans fie a peaoefol people, but they are also proud and sensitive, and many things have been done recently to anger them. The Cubans feel that they are being treated very much as though they bad been conquered bv us. At any rate, tbe Washington authorities should do away with tbe present militaiy gov ernment. It it worae than unneces sary; it i doing an immense deal of harm.. A great man of the Ahieiroan officer do not like Cuban and don't scrapie to let this be known. How can you expect the Cuban to like them? , General Brooke and General Lea are liked and trusted, but their in fluence tor good is nullified by .tbe at titude of other officer.' "The payment of tbe Cuban troop and requiring them" to lay down their arms waa a mistake. The disarming was a great humiliation to tbe men, and the first thing a good many of them did with their $75 each was to buy new guns and machetes. There is at yet no distinct idea in the minds ol the majority of people as to what they really want, whether annexation or in dependence. But they obtain their ideas of the United States government from the American officers' and these idea are not favorable."! : - - Frosldont NainM Canal Commission. Washington, June 12. The presi dent today appointed tbe following commission to determine the most feas ible and practicable route for a canal serosa the Isthmus of Panama: Rear Admiral John G. Walker, United State navy; Hon. Samuel Pasco, of Florida; Alfred Noble, civil engineer", of Illinois; George S. Morrison, civil engineer, of New York; Colonel Peter Haines, United States, navy; Professor William 11. Burr, ot Connecticut; Lieutenant-Colonel Oswald ' Ernest, United States army; Lewi M. Haupt, civil engineer, ot Pennsylvania; Pro- fessoi Emory B. Johnson, of Pennsyl vania. . 1 ' ; England May Aid tho Cablo. London, June 12. The Times says the British government has consented to oonsider its attitude toward the Pacifio cable projeot as tbe result ol urgent representations from Canada and the colonies, and is now inclined to utilise British credit in providing die necessary capital. Wooduon Will Moot at . Panl. Kansa City, June 12. The head camp ot Woodmen of America (elected St. Paul aa the place of meeting in 1901. Flood la Kansas. Wiohlta. Kan., June 12. One hun dred and thiityfeetof traok on the Santa Fe la washed out north of this city, and trains are atalled. Five thou sand aoree ol lowland are under water. The Arkansas river is the highest since 1877, and ia still rising, and a flood il predicted within 94 hours. A nephew of Genreal Merrltt was re jected in the West Point examination becauM of defective eyesight. REBELS ON THE RUN Americans Whip Them Out . of Cavite Province. PARANAQUB AND LAS PINAS FALL llnrd.it Day's Work Vt Dona by Otis' Moa-lrillplno Again E capo Captaro. Manila, June 13. The Filipino oc cupation of the province of Cavite lias been broken, and, ai tbe result of the present movement, the Americana now control the important coast town of Pnranaqne and Las Ptnas, while a long line 'ol insurgent trendies facing our south lines has been cleared. .The insurgent have again proved their ability as dodger. Between 8,000 and 4,000 warriors who seemed destined to be captured, have dis appeared, the majority eliding away under cover of tbe night aft'er fighting tbe Americans all day. , Some others came to meet our troops with protesta tions of Irienship. Tbe Thirteenth infantry lost one man killed and six wounded; the Ninth in fantry one man killed and five wound ed; the Fourteenth infantry three wounded and tbe First Colorado volun teer regiment 11 wounded. ; . , Yesterday's work was the hardest our army has seen.- Tbe battlefield atretched out across the entire isthmus from Laguna de Bay to the harbor. While the. troops were advancing, the army gunboat Napidan. in the rivei near Taguig, shelled the enemy, killing several of them. Tbe monitor Monad nock and the gunboat Helena shelled Paranaqne and Las Pino all day with the full power of their batteries. The rebel sharpshooters kept in hid ing until the American lines had passed, and then attempted to pot stragglers from the trees. Thanks to their poor marksmanship, this was without result. The whole country proved to be a sncoesslon of small hills, with boggy ground between tbe high, thick grass and bushes in the hollows, which greatly added to the difficulty of the advance, but gave shelter that saved many from the enemy's bullets. Our men threw away their blankets, coats and even haversaoks, stripping to the waist and trusting to luck for food. Water could not be obtained, and there waa much discomfort after tbe canteens were emptied, ' Whlto Flags Firing. At 6 A. M. todav, General Wbeatoo advanced upon Lac Pinas with a troop of cavalry, tbe Twenty-first infantry, the Colorado regiment, part of the Ninth infantry, and two mountain guns, crossing two streams and entering the town without firing a shot. He then advanced upon Paranaqne. The women and ohildren, and, for that matter, many men . remained in the towns. , No .houses wero destroyed, though many were torn by the sheila from the warships.: Everywhere tbe Americans found white flags flying. ' So far as can be ascertained; the Fili pions" loss ia about 60 killed, about 850 wounded, and 90 taken prisoners. The whole country is networked with trenches and the enemy scurried from shelter to shelter. .... ,l : Today long trains of commissary wagons are carrying provision to the United States troops along the road which only yesterday was the strong hold of the enemy, and the natives who yesterday were probably carrying guna are today doffing their hats and grovel ing before the Americans with effusive greetings of welcome. BIG MAN-HUNT PLANNED. Criminals to Bo Routed Out of "Holo-In-tho-Wall." Casper, Wyo., June 13. The Hole-in-the-Wall, for years the refuge of outlaws, promises, to be cleansed of its desperate inhabitant. The daring rob ber band which looted the Union Pa cific express at Rook Creek recently and escaped to tbe tastn3sses of their dens In the Hole-in-tbe-Wall, in spite ol the fact that they were closely pursued over plain and mountain, are to be sys tematically hunted to their death. To this purpose the several railway man agers with interests in this state are organising posses, and the outlaws will be given no rest. It is expected 200 men will be engaged in the big "man hunt.. The state and the express and rail road companies have offered an aggre gate of 18,000 each for the heads ot the members of the baud. In addition to this bead money, in event of success, the men who are arranging for this chase will be armed and fed by the cor porations and big cattle companies of this section during the time they are engaged. "- -; No Men to Bo Had. Vancouver, B. C, June 13. The eight-hour law goes into operation to morrow. Reports from Nelson and Slo can indicate that the strike aitnation ia unchanged. The attempt of the Duncan mine to employ Italian ha failed. The management of the Ymir mine is trying to secure miners. Non union men are unwilling to work for $3 when onion men are holding out for 13.60. Kruger'e Proposals. Bloemfontein, Oiange Free State, June 13. It is stated in official circle here that President Kroger will pro pose to the Transvaal raad the aboli tion ot the dynamite monopoly. While the Orange Fiee State la using ita influence at Pretoria to obtain re forms for the uitlanders In the Trans vaal, the railway company has sent all its available rolling stock to Johannes burg, to be lo readiness for a possible excitement. DIVORCED AND REMARRIED. Last Chapur of a Itomnntlo Story of Troo Lovo aad War. - Chicago, Jur.s 12. A special to the Chronicle from Illgbmore, 8, P., 'says: The return to this town of man and woman, divorced five year ago, bnt who are again husband and wife, adds the last chapter to a romantic story of love and war. Five years ago Henry Ballantyne and wife, of this place, agreod to sep arate. They had been married not quite 12 months. -' Ballantyne wa a prosperous grain-buyer, and : owned several good farm near High more. These be deeded, to bi wife. The faw hundred dollar he wa able to scrape together in cash to put in his own pocket and left to begin life afresh in aj new location, as soon, as lie tiad gone, hia wife aued for a divorce. There was no defense, and deoree was granted. The land given' her by her husband she sold to advantage, and by ahrewd reinvestments accumulated within the next few year a comfortable fortune. , The past winter she spent in South ern California. . On her way home a month ago she stopped in San Fran cisco. On the street there one day she met an emaoiated figure in army blue, hobbling about witb tbe aid of a heavy cane, in a Vain search for employment. It waa Ballantyne, discharged from tbe United States volunteer service, and invalided home from the Philippines after a fever which 'left him in such poor health aa to destroy hi usefulness as a soldier. Ballantyne was aboct to pass hit former wife without speaking to her, bnt she, when she raw his waated form and miserable condition, felt all her old love for him revive. She burried him into a carriage and to her hotel, where comfortable quarters, good food and the services of a competent physi cian soon produced a marked improve ment in bis health. Last week tin two were remarried and have just re turned to Highmore together. CURE FOR APPENDICITIS. Haw Torh Physician Relieves a Patient Without Instrnmeata. New York. June 13. Dr. George Helmer, a New York doctor, haa cored a patient of appendicitis in eight min utes without tbe use of a knife, ice packs, or poultioes. He applied one hand to a point midway between tbe top of tbe right leg and a point above the stomach, then bent op tbe right leg of the patient at tbe knee joint, and gave tbe leg a alight twist, by means ot a quick motion, repeated two or three times, and the operation was over. This forced out of the appendix the ologging particles that occupied it. Just back of tbe appendix is the largest muscle in the human body, known as the psoas magnos. It is attached to the fermur or big bdne of the leg, and iB the musole by which one can revolve the leg as od a pivot at the heel. It is this muscle which i made to do the trick of emptying the appendix. Using the fingers ol one band to hold the walls -of the abdomen in place, and to prevent rupture of delicate internal structures, with tbe other hand a Spas modic contraction of the psoas magnus is brought about, which snaps it against tbe appendix and forcea out of that or gan whatever foreign substanoee it may contain. ' VETERANS . FOR CUBA. Civil War Soldier Plan a Law and Or dor Expedition. Chicago, Jnne 13. A special to the Chronicle from Omahs says: Paul Vandervoort has received a letter from President MoKinley acknowledging the receipt of hia letter offering to take to Cuba a great colony ot old soldiers of both the blue and the gray, whose presence shall be a guarantee against the outlawry practiced by some of the Cubaa bands. Mr. Vandervoort ia re ceiving hundreds of letters daily from veterans in all pane of tbe country, who are anxious to accompany the expedition. . Mr. Vandervoort was formerly com-maner-in-chiel of the Grand Army of the Repnblio. He says the colonists will go In the fall, whether the move ment has been sanctioned by tbe gov ernment or not merely as a private affair. The West and South seem to be the largest contributors to the scheme. DASH FOR LIBERTY. alanine Broke From Wardaer Stockade and Was Drowned. Wardner, Idaho, June 13. Under the fire of bis negro guard, Mike John son, orasy and desperate, made a dash for liberty by jumping into the river today. Down the rapid stream he bobbed like a great black cork, while on the bank his keeper, breaking through the underbrush, peppered at him with hia Krag-Jorgenson rifle. Somehow or other, the floating target evaded the fire, but the treacherous eddies were too much for him, and Johnson was drowned. His body was found 20 minutes later. He waa one of the men under arrest in the bull pen on suspicion of having been connected with the dynamite outrages of April 89. For some days he had been aoting strangely, and It was feared that he was sffering from a re-attack of insanity, with which hs wa formerly afflicted. , Yesterday afternoon, an examination by tho pro bate judge proved that auoh was the case, and he was to have beens taken today to Wallace for detention. Street Bailwny Strike. Cleveland, O., June 18. What promises to be a long and bitter contest between the Cleveland electrio railway (Big Onslidated) and it 900 employe waa inaugurated at 4 o'clock this morn ing by a strike which tied up all of the 14 lines operated by the company. These lines reach all sections of the city, and they form the only means of transportation for more than 100,000 people living in a territory five miles long and three- miles wide at the south end, - '- A TEXAS CLOUDBURST Two Towns on the Colorado River Swept Away. DEATHS NUMBER TWENTY-FIVE Crops In the Inundated Dlstrlet Will Prove Total I,o Sereral .Bridges Wrecked. Austin, Tex., June 10. The cloud burst of yesterday, which swelled the livers ot this portion of the state out of their tanks, and caused a great loss of property, was much worse , than re ported lastnigbr." Many people are re ported to have perished, meager reports tonight placing the number at 25. :. . Today reports came from San Saba and Manardville, small towns, 00 miles north of here, in the mountains, saying that both towns bad been swept by the raging floods, and were devas tated. In San Saba, eight people weie drowned and tbe entire town is report ed under water tonight. The river at that point is one mile wide and run ning like a millrace. At Manardville. 13 houses were swept away, and this morning -several more gave way into, the swirling torrent and started on their voyavge down the stream. Tbe river is reported as . rising at other places, and grave fears are entertained that the entire conntry in that neigh borhood will be laid to waste. San Saba is located in a valley, and vast tracts of wheat fields are under water. These crops will prove a total loss. Many persons, according tore ports received here today, had diffi culty in getting to high land before tha rise came. The situation at Manard ville is even more serious. A small town located to tbe right and in the bend of the river in the valley, it proved an easy prey to the raging tor rent. Seventeen people are known to have been drowned there, and there may be others. Of those drowned, two were young white girls, Lydia and Ami Wells. Tbe other were all ne groes, wbowere living in cabins close to the river front, and were oangbt in the flood before they could make their way to safety, owing to the darkness of the night. All tbe surrounding country is inundated. . This additional flood baa not yet reached Austin, but it ia expected here sometime during the night. A 48 foot tise is expected. The big dam and power-house at this point haa been under a heavy atrain since yesterday, owing to tbe terrific foroe of the flood. The farming land below the city are uuuer water. Owing to the fact that all telegraphic communication with San Saba and Manardville waa interrupted at an early bour tonight, no additional de tails have been received from these points. It is known,-however, that the . property damage will exceed iiou,ouu. uivesincB Huuereu eevereij, hundreds of cattle and hogs having been swept away by tbe resist lens tor rent. " The river, running, as It does, through a mountainous region to this point, rises very quickly and falls as rapidly. This particular rise was an nounced by a solid wall of water 10 feet high, which swept everything be fore it. ,. ... '.. Reports from Bastrop, 30 miles south of Austin, state that several bridges have been wrecked by the rushing wa ters. The loss to the farming lands sooth of here will represent another 1100,000., - POSSIBILITY OF WAR. : England Will Present mn Ultimatum to ..... . Kruger. , . London, June 10. The morning pa-. pers are beginning to talk; seriously ol the possibility of war in South Afrioa. Mr. Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, in his speech in the house of commons yesterday, announced that his reply to the petition of the Uit landers, which had been held back pending tbe result of the conference at Bloemfontein, would now be presented to the Transvaal. . This reply igsemi-officially described as "explicit but conciliatory," but it is believed to be in the nature of a prac tical ultimatum. The resources of diplomacy are regarded as exhausted with the failure of the conference. Nothing la left, it ia felt, bnt a recourse to force. . - ': .- .. Fireworks Kxploded. ' New York, June 10. Thirty-six buildings comprising almost the entire plant of tbe Nordlinger-Charltoit Fire works Company, at Graniteville, Rich mond borough, were blown up this afternoon, and the entire . fireworks plant practioally wiped out of exist ence. No lives were lost and but three pei sons were Injured, two of them seri ously. The property loss will not ex ceed (35,000. Graders Burled Alive. Little Rock, Ark., June 10. It is reported here tonight that a landslide occurred at Ross Hollow and engulfed 23 men, all of whom are supposed la have been killed. Roas- Hollow i pass between two small mountain ranges about 28 miles west of Little Rock, on the line of tbe Choctaw Memphis railway, now under construc tion from Little Rock to Howeit. ' Nineteen lled From the Heat. New York, June 10. The cool flurry whioh atruck this oity last night had but little effect upon tbe temperature) that was to follow today. The record of fatal proatrationa was i. .. . ii- . i , i, - i ... ,- terday, 19 persona dying in New York and vicinity today. , Counteu Keterhnsjr Divorced. Parie .lime 10 Tha r.lvil tribnnal of the Seine today granted a divorce t Countess bsternasy.