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VOLUME 97.-NO. 112.
DEADLY STORM IN THE EAST. A Tornado Sweeps Over the Northwest, One Town Reported Almost Wiped Off the Map, And That the Killed and Injured Are Numbered by Hundreds. MINNEAPOLIS, June 12.—There are repeated rumors that the tornado at New Richmond, Wis., has killed 250 people. The news has not been con firmed. The wires seem down badly, but it may be the country offices are closed for the night. The storm split beyond the Twin Cities, the dangerous part going north and east over Hud eon and New Richmond. The other division of the storm did little dam age near Glencoe and points southeast of there. A special to the "Tribune" from Still water, Minn., says: This was a ter rible night for New Richmond, the vil lage being almost wiped out of exis tence.by one of the most severe cyclones that ever visited that locality. It car ried ruin and death in its path, and at this hour it is impossible to give even a partial list, of those seriously injured. It is thought many are dead. The news of the disaster was brought here by J. A. Carroll, a traveling man from Portage, Wis, who was stopping at the Nicollet House in New Richmond when the cyclone struck. He saw the funnel-shaped cloud as it came up the principal street, and took refuge in the basement of the hotel, which was com pletely wrecked, together with every other business house in the city. In the terrible sheets of rain following the cyclone Mr. Carroll and his com rades succeeded in recovering the pro prietor, Charles McKinnon, wife and one child from the debris, and they also removed the laundry girl, who was probably fatally injured. They also removed two men named Barrett and Newall. who were severely injured. Mr. Carroll drove to Stillwater by team for relief, and the train with doctors will leave here at 12:16 a. m. Mr. Carroll further says that fire fol lowed the cyclone, and what was left is being consumed by fire. Many peo ple are doubtless killed and the dam age will run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. ■ A special to the "Tribune" from Burkhart, Wis., says: A messenger has reached here from New Richmond and has telegraphed for doctors and help, saying that the storm struck that town and large numbers were killed and wounded. The railroad officials have endeavored to get out a special train, but on account of the s,A'eral washouts are unable to do so and the doctors and many others are now driving across the country as fast as horses can safe ly carry them. Three traveling men who drove from River Fall? to Hudson were struck by the storm and the rig was torn to pieces, one man named Yolman having one of his legs broken. DEATH MAY REACH INTO HUN DREDS. MILWAUKEE. June 12.—A message ■was received at the Wisconsfin Central offices here late to-night from Stevens Point from A. R. Home, Division Su perintendent of the Wisconsin Central at that place as follows: "It com menced to rain on the St. Paul divis ion about 7 this evening and the wires went down west of Jewett Mills abor.t 7::iO o'clock. At B:<s we got a mes sage from the operator, via Marshall, that a cyclone struck New Richmond about 7:3<\ killing and wounding from 2."><> to 990 people. "We have started a special out from Irvine, leaving at lO o'clock with sur geons and to pick up what other sur geons they can between there and New- Richmond. Also sent section men from Jewett Mills with what help t'.ey can carry on their cars. I will leave here on a special as soon as I can get crew out and will take all assistance I can pet in way of surgeons. Am trying to get St. Paul to start a special from that end." A second message from Mr. Home reads: "Party just came to Jewett Mills and reports that Dr. Ware was 101 l led and Dr. Epley has both legs broken, and that they are much in need of doctors. This received at I<> o'clock. Don't you think we should start a special from Milwaukee with nurses and surgeons?" WHOLE TOWN WIPED OUT. MINNEAPOLIS, June 12.—A special to the 'Times" from North Wisconsin Junction, Wis., says: A courier from Boardman just in reports that the whole town has been wiped off the face of the earth, and while no definite news can be obtained at this time of the casualties, it is presumed that •many were injured, and possibly some it i» known that Dav® Hefferon THE RECORD-UNION. is severely injured and his wife killed. A courier just in says New Richmond has been also wiped off the map, and that 200 or 300 people are injured. A special to the "Tribune" from Hudson says: One of the most terrific cyclones ever witnessed by the citi zens of Hudson passed through the country about 5:30 p. m. It formed in a water spout four miles south of Hud son on Lake St. Croix. It was wit nessed by hundreds of people, and seemed to follow the lake and to be making directly for the city, but about two miles south it veered to the east and left the lake and crossed the coun try. It was about twenty rods wide, and destroyed everythii in its track. The first building struck was over on the farm of F. C. Mattison. One edge of the storm struck his buildings, twist ing his barn out of shape and throwing his windmill some rods. It then struck the Gridley farm. The family, seeing it coming, fled for a large stone quarry about twenty rods from the house, where they remained safely until it passed. The house is a small brick one, and held to the foundation, but the shingles were torn from the roof. The cyclone veered to the north; leav ing the buildings unharmed, but tear ing large oak trees three feet in diam eter out by the roots and twisting them into every conceivable shape. About one-half mile northeast from there it struck the buildings of H. L Mattison. Just before the storm reached the place the family and farm help fled for the cellar. The cellar door had just closed when the crash came. This place was directly in the line of the storm, and not a building, tree, wagon or piece of machinery is left whole. The house was completely swept from its foundation, and nothing remained but the floor which covered the people in the cellar. Not one of thesm was harmed. Every piece of furniture was carried for rods and lit erally torn into shreds. Outside the house there were two large barns, ma chine sheds and out-buildings, and all were destroyed. Forty cattle and 100 sheep cannot be found at this hour. W. J. Gilpin, who was passing at the time, drove in there' for shelter, but was unable to reach the cellar. He says it was not over two seconds after the cyclone struck him before it was all over, and he found himself un der a part of a lumber wagon with timbers, horses and machinsry every where about him. He was unhurt, but badly shaken up. The storm passed on to the north east, destroying everything in its wake, and was followed by rain in torrents and terrible lightning. Telegraph and telephone wires are all blown down, and ajoining town* cannot be heard from. HUNDRED AND FIFTY PERSONS REPORTED KILLED. MILWAUKEE, June 13. —A dispatch was received at 2 o'clock this morning from Jewett Mills announcing the ar rival there of the Wisconsin Central train. A Mr. Cutter, in the employ of the Central, sent a dispatch to the local offices of the road saying that the town of New Richmond was- gone south of Highway bridge, and that the esti mated number of killed will reach use, Many of the houses, Mr. Cutter states, were consumed by fire after the cyclone. Many people were killed, he says, while attending a circus which was showing there. HEAVY RAIN AT MINNEAPOLIS. MINNEAPOLIS, June 12.—One of the worst storms that ever passed over Minneapolis prevailed here between 5 and 7 o'clock. For fully an hour mid night darkness fell over the city, and the sky had all the appearance of a tornado. There was very little wind, however, but an immense volume of watt r fell, the gauge showing 2.34 inches. So far as known, little dam age was done. , FIRE ADDS- TO THE AWFUL HOR ROR. ST. PAUL (Minn.), June 13—4:30 a. m.—Scores of persons were killed — the number may reach into the hun dreds—and hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of property destroyed by a cyclone that swept across the Mis sissippi Valley east and slightly north of this city to-night, practically anni hilating the village of New Richmond, and causing great property loss also at Hudson, Wis* and at Hastings, Minn., and in the section of country lying between. How great has been the loss of life, it is impossible to tell, for the storm has interrupted communication with 'Hudson and New Richmond, and re ports have come in a roundabout way. One man who was at New Richmond when the storm struck, however, J. D. Carroll, has reached Stillwater, Minn., j and from there has given out a graphic description of the destruction of the Wisconsin town. New Richmond, a village of 2.000 in habitants, according to his story, was razed by the storm, and soon after was in flames, the injured persons pinned in the wreckage being likely to die by flic. The town was crowded with people who had come from the surrounding country to see a circus showing there, and this fact added to the destruction of life caused by the storm. All the hotels of the village were filled with gvests. Damage to railroads and telegraph and telephone lines is widespread. The running of trains has been interfered with and communication with points in the path of the storm is cut off. Lateet reports estimate the loss of life at New Richmond at 250, and s ime put the figures as high as 500. Some wives are so much taken up with the rights of women that they for get their husbands have any. SACRAMENTO, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, 1899.-EIGHT PAGES. POLITICAL CRISIS IN FRENCH REPUBLIC Dupuy Ministry, After a Govern ment Defeat in Deputies, Tender Their R sanations, Vthxh Are Ac cepted by President Loubet, The Members Requested, However, to Remain in Their Offices Until Their Successors Are Named— Prominent Personages Mention ed as Likely to be Members of the New Ministry. PARIS, June 12.—The Cabinet has resigned. The Chamber of Deputies was crowd ed to-day and there was considerable suppressed excitement w>en M. Vail lant (Socialist), representing one of the divisions of the Seine, interpellated the Government on yesterday's alleged po mx outrages at the Pavilion d'Armen donille and demanded to know the in structions the Government gave the po lice in regard to the Socialists, who, he said, defended the republic against the reactionaries. (Applause.) The Premier, M. Dupuy, replied, say ing that he realized that yesterday was a fete day for all Republicans. He real ized that there had been few incidents, and stated that the only instructions to the police were to maintain order. The Government, he continued, had ordered an inquiry into the responsibility for the affailrs at the Pavilion d'Armendonille and the Rue Montarte. At the same time, the Premier pointed out, the Gov ernment acknowledged the services of the police, adding that the maintenance of the Government was impossible with out public ordsr. (Applause from Cen ter and protests from Leftists.) The Chamber, after further debate, adopt d by a vote of 321 to 173, the ordt! . f the day proposed by M. Rumu (Had ! ), representing the Second Dis trict o St. Gautrens, which the Pre mier refused to accept. The Ministers foithwith left the House amid excite ment. After M. Dupuy's statement M. Clo vis Huges\ Socialist, and others, com plained of the police treatment yester day. Finally the closure was declared and half a dozen orders of the day were moved. The Premier supported the order of the day of M. Saumande, Republican, approving the declaration of the Government, for which priority was demanded and refused by a vote of 253 to 24C. Amidst increasing excitement other motions more or les6 favorable to the Government were defeated and the Chamber then adopted, by 3<Ki to 177, priority for M. Rueau's motion. Finally M. Dupuy declared that the Government would accept nothing of M. Saumande's order of the day, and the Chamber promptly carried M. Rueau's motion The text of M. Reau's motion was as follows: "The Chamber is determined to sup port only a Government resolved to de fend vigorously Republican institutions and to secure public order, and passes to the order of the day." After the vote was announced the So cialists shouted "Vive la Republique," Ministers left the House and the Cham ber adjourned. The announcement of the resignation of the Ministry followed shortly after. President Loubet has accepted the resignations of the Cabinet Ministers, but has requested them to remain in their offices until their successors are named. It is presumed M. Loubet will summon the Presidents of the Cham bers to-morrow in order to consult them on the formation of a new Cab inet. On leaving the Chaml>er, M.' Dupuy observed to a group of Deputies in the lobby: "We hand over the business to luckier, but not to more courageous men." The successive votes in the Chamber of Deputies to-day clearly demon strated the existence of a majority, in cluding members of ail parties, who were determined to rid themselves of the Premiership of M. Charles Dupuy. The interpellation of M. Vaillant waa simply a cleverly selected pretext to conceal the real cause of the pending crisis. Socialists and Radicals alike aie dissatisfied with what they have con sidered the contradictory attitude #f the Dupuy Cabinet in the Dreyfus affair. The moderates hope to secure the re turn of M. Meline to power. The Revo lutionaries, Naturalists and anti-Sem ites hope, in their opposition to M. Du puy, to find a. more tolerant man in his successor. This is the explanation of to-day's vote, resulting in the downfall of the Cabinet. The supporters of the Gov ernment only numbered 183, recruited for the most part from the ranks of the Radicals. Many Deputies agree that the Drey fus affair is largely responsible for the fall of the Cabinet. All of the Royalists and many of the Radicals declare that their share of the responsibility' must be brought home to General Boisdeffre and General Mercier. At the same time those taking this view have been all along persuaded that M. Dupuy would never go to the extreme. Accordingly, tihey seized upon M. Vaillant's interpre tation as a means of expressing their defiance and distrust of the Dupuy Min istry. Certainly there is no denying the fact that the question of the final settlement of the Dreyfus case hangs like a dead weight on the situation to-night, and will prove a great obstacle in the set tlement of the crisis. Of the statesmen already named in parliamentary circles in connection with the Premiership of the new Cabi net, those most frequently mentioned are M. Raymond Poincare, Deputy for Meuse, who was Minister of Public In struction at the time of the Dreyfus court-martial, and who testified before the Court of Cassation that M. Dupuy had recently said to him: "I think we were the victims of a big hoax in 1804"; M. Teopile Del Casse, former Minister of Foreign Affairs: M. Henry Brisson. who was M. Dupuy's immediate prede cessor in the Premiership he has Just resigned, and Senor Pierra Waldek- Rossau, who was Minister of the In terior in the Cabinet of Gambetta in 1881 and again in the Ferry Cabinet in ISB3. The interview between M. Dupuy and President Loubet was brief but cordial. The President expressed his thanks for the support he had received from the retiring Ministry, adding that he would always remember thteir services grate fully. M. Dupuy was agreeably sur prised at M. Loubet's cordiality. TRUST INVESTIGATION. Only One Witness Yesterday Before the Industrial Commission. WASHINGTON, June 12.—Waldo G. Smith, President of the Wholesale Gro cers' Association, was the only witness before the industrial commission to-day in connection with the trust investiga tion. Mr. Smith proved to be a de fender of the trusts, but he refused to speak of the combinations of capital by this name. He, indeed, asserted that there were no trusts, and that the com binations were so referred to unjustly. Mr. Smith detailed the particulars of the organization of the grocers' asso ciation, which occurred in 1888. He said that previous to this combination the wholesale grocers were selling many articles at cost prices, including sugar, baking powder and soap, and other articles of a uniform quality. There was especial reason to complain of the price of sugar, he declared, and the wholesalers had given particular at tention to securing co-operations with the sugar refiners so ais to insure a slight profit. The American Sugar Refining Com pany then, he said, controlled the man ufacture of sugar and the wholesalers had been able, after much consultation, to secure a uniform rate of 5 3-10 cents per pound with the understanding that all who did not sell at a less price than this should have a rebate at the end of each three months of 18% on each 100 pounds of sugar purchased. This ar rangement, said Mr. Smith, had contin ued until the present day and would have relieved the grocers of the neces sity of selling sugar at a loss if some of them had not made a cut on the price. There was really no written contract with the retflners for a rebate, Mr. Smith testified, and those who made reductions secured them as did others who did not make them. The witness confessed that he was a zealous advocate of the rebate system, contending that it afforded the only ! method of insuring an honest profit on business in certain articles. Asserting that there were no trusts, Mr. Smith said he had asked fourteen lawyers to name one and they had failed to do so. As for combinations of capital they were necessary to the business world, and when any of them should reach a point at which they were making ex cessive profits, competition would spring up and thus furnish an antidote I for the only possible evil that might I arise from them. He knew that the combination of the sugar refineries had resulted in a reaction of price, and it was also a fact that he was now able to buy three or four gallon® of oil with the profit he formerly made on one gal lon. Hence, he argued that such com binations were in the interest of the consumer. "THE YANKEE SOLDIER." Pultney Bigelow's Paper Read Be fore United Service Institute. LONDON. June 12—At the United Service Institute this afternoon in the presence of a distinguished company, j Pultney Bigelow read a paper on "Th? j Yankee Soldier," which attained addi tional importance from the place where |it was delivered. General Merriss, commanding the Woolwich District was present, in ad dition to Lieutenant Colwell, the Unit ed States Naval Attache, and Senator Wolcott of Colorado and numerous ladies, including many prominent mil itary and naval officers, in all about 300 persons. Mr. Bigelow's address in brief was the warmest eulogy of the American regular troops and of the raw material volunteers, but was a severe condem nation of the "political element," which, he declared, governed all appointments and contracts. He said that on his own personal knowledge as a result of the lack of organization and supplies before the first transport left Tampa, the American army presented many features incident to a disastrous cam paign. There was. Mr. Bigelow added, a complete breakdown of all the ma chinery for providing soldiers with food and equipment, and the hotel was crowded with staff officers, "who were as helpless in their new uniforms as clergymen in a conning tower." Mr. Bigelow further asiserted that when he expcs?d the matter, there be ing slim time to remedy it, he was met with a storm of indignant denials, and some of the newspaper correspondents at Tampa raised the question whether he should be "strung up to c. sour ap ple tree or gently disposed of as a harmless lunatic." Since then, the speaker continued, the Commander in Chief has given pub lic testimony that several, if not all. the military departments were scan dalously inefficient; that canned beef was served to the men, and Mr. Bige low added that "Commander in Chief was practically drawing upon his im-' gaination when he pronounced ail things ready for the Cuban invasion." A general discussion followed, Gen eral Merriss indorsing Mr. Bigelow's remarks as agreeing with his own in formation, while speakers took other views of the matter. General Merriss said: "We all feel as thoroughly patriotic as the Ameri can, Mr. Bigelow has shown here to day, but it is our duty to twins out the truth, so that wrong may be put right. West Point is the best military establishment in the world, but it is necessary for the health of any nation taht lessons be re-learned. The most loyal man is he who, like Mr. Bigelow, brings these lessons home." Freight Handlers Quit Work. BUFFALO, June 12.—The freight handlers (housemen) at the New York Central, Lehigh, Wabash and Northern docks did not report for duty to-day, obeying the order adopted at yester day's meeting to strike in sympathy with the men already out at the Erie and Lackawana docks. The Steamer Paris. FALMOUTH, June 12.—The salvage experts who again visited the American liner Paris yesterday, profess renewed hope of saving the vessel. The increased depth of water in the entire hold serves to steady her. Under the most favor able conditions the Paris may yet be floated. RACING EVENTS ON EASTERN TRACKS. Carbuncle, Backed From Forty to One to Ten to One, Lands the Third Race at Latonia Course in Very Clever Fashion. Alpen, the Favorite in the Falcon Stakes at Gravesend, Could Do No Better Than Show, Fly by Night Winning as He Pleased- Results at Denver and Harlem. CINCINNATI, June 12.—Carbuncle, backed down from 40 to 1 to 10 to 1. | landed the third race at La-tonfia to-day in clever fashion. After the day Car buncle was taken away from his owner, S. S. Brown, by W. B. Logan of Lex ington, Ky., who bid him up from $400 to $700. Weather pleasant; track slow. Results: One mile, selling, Finem Respice won, Pride second, Asman third. Time—l:4s. Five furlongs, selling, Carbuncle won, Barney F. second, Peter Duryea third. ; Time—l:o4%. Mile and a quarter, selling, Rock wood won, Almante second, Jacques third. Time—2:l3. One mile, Salvarse won, Flammanion | second, Trimmer third. Time—l:44%. Five furlongs, Lady Elite won. Villa V. second, Axiela third. Time—l:o3%. ; Mile and a quarter, selling, True Light i won, Howitzer second, Fresco third. I Time—2:ll. AT DENVER, i DENVER, June 12.—Results at Over '■ land Park: | Trotting to road wagons. Trilby P. ■ won in two straight heats. Time— 2:22, 2:19%. King Holliday and Daz zle also started. Pacing. Rose Croix won in three 1 straight heats. Time—2:lo% 2:15% ,2:17% Peter, Celeste R, George C, : Princess and Harty also started. Slix furlongs. Mountain Juon won, I Melody se<eond, La Mascota third. ; Time—l:lo. Lochness, Encino, Mc- Li;ght, Mike Rice, Commercial Traveler, Bloodhound and Oldham also ran. Five furlong-s. The Light won. Omah ' Wood second, La Fontern third. Time —1:02%. Blanch, Tapestry, Emma Rey and Juva also ran. k Five and a half furlongs, I Don't Know won, Bourbon second, Wierd third. Time —1:10. Negligence, Gold Bug, Ettaire, Senator Dubois, Tiny jP. and Sandow also< ran. AT GRAVESEND. j NEW YORK, June 12.—1n the Fal- I con stakes a* Gravesend to-day the j favorite, Alpen, did no better than third. Greatland was the pacemaker, and managed to hold the lead to the last furlong, when Fly By Night, who had been rating along comfortably in the rear, came out and won as he ' pleased. Results: j Five furlongs. Mischievous and Lost ChoTd dead heat; Mr. Jersey third. Time—l:o2%. Selling, six furlongs. Primate won. Mazarine second, Momentum third. Time—l:l4% Falcon stakes, selling, mile and one sixteenth. Fly By Night won, Great land second, Alpen third. Time —1:49%. Six furlongs, Tinge won, Tryan sec ond, Handball third. Time—l:l4%. Five and a half furlongs, Sadduce won, La Fondra second, Battle Royai third. Time—l:oo. Greater New York steeplechase, two and one-half miles, Westown won, Governor Budd second, King T. third. Time —1:45. White Garters and Diver sion, coupled in the bettins. ran first and second, but were disqualified. AT HARLEM. CHICAGO. June 12.—Weather at Har lem clear; track fast. Results: Six furlongs, Opaque won, Gobel sec ond, Boney Boy third. Time—l:l4. Mile and a quarter, Monk Wayman won, Banquo 11. second, Prince Blazes third. Time—2:oo. One mile, Queen of Song won, Gold Fox Serrano third. Time— 1:40%. Seven furlongs, selling, Racdvan won, Ernest Wiles second, Charlo third. Time -1:28%. One mile, selling, Goose Liver won, Lobengula second, Lord Zeni third. Time—l:42%. f Five funongs, Iznick won, Barrack second, Fannie Wynn third. Time— 1:02. BASEBALL. Results of Games Played on East ern Diamonds. NEW YORK, June 12—The New Yorks were easily downed by the Bostons to-day. The champions sieoired eleven runs in three innings, mainly through Carrick's ineffective pitching. Coakley relieved Carrick after the eight runs were scored in the third inning, and only allowed three hits. Nichols was hit hard, but when hits meant runs he was very steady. He was also ably supported. An error by Long was responsible for New York's brace of runs in the seventh. At tendance 1,900. Score: New York 2, hits 12, errors 5; Boston 11, hits 12, errors 2, Batteries —Carrick, Coakley and Warner; Nich ols and Clarke. Umpires—Lynch and Warner. AT CLEVELAND. CLEVELAND (O.),- June 12.—Cleve land and Pittsburg played a pretty even game to-day, but the visitors did the better work in the field. There was good hitting on both sides. At tendance 100. Score: Cleveland 3, hits 11, errors 4; Pittsburg 5, hits 11, errors 0. Batteries —Hughey and Schreigengost, Parks, Leaver and Bowerman. Umpire— Gaftney. General King 111. CHICAGO, June 12.—A special to the "Tribune" from Taooma, Wash, says: General Charles King, who recently re turned from the Philippines, arrived here last evening to visit his cousin, Mrs. Emmons, formerly of Milwaukee. During the evening an informal recep tion was tendered to the distinguished soldier. While General King was mak ing a speech to a serenading band he was overcome by exhaustion and had to be taken into the house. A physi cian was called, who says no results will follow. General King has can celled all Of his engagements, and after recuperating here a few days will re turn to San Francisco. General Maximo Gomes. HAVANA, June 12.—The municipal ity of Havana has tendered to General Maximo Gomez a certificate naming him an adopted son of the city. In a short letter which appears to-day he thanks the givers for the honor con ferred, and says that nothing could' touch him more than this illustration of the friendship of the people of Cuba, who can always depend upon his loy alty. Lieutenant Colonel Randall, contin uing the disbursement of the American gratuity to the Cuban troops, paid off 210 at La Union yesterday, and to-day lieutenant Colonel Rafferty has paid off 240 at Sagua, la Grande. Admiral Dewey. SINGAPORE, June 12.—Admiral Dewey landed to-day from the United States cruiser Olympia to pay a. visit to the Governor of the Straits Settle ments, Lieutenant Colonel Sir O. B. fit. Mitchell, at the Government House. H'± | was received with military honors. On his return to the Olympia he was vis ited by the Governor. The Admiral declined an invitation to stay at the Government house, preferring to stay on board the cruiser. The Admiral de clines to be interviewed, and refuses ail invitations to attend social functions. Fisher Throws Up the Sponge. BALTIMORE, June 12.—Harry Fish er of Brooklyn stood eleven rounds be fore Joe Wolcott, the welterweight champion to-night, and then threw up the sponge. The Brooklyn boy took a severe drubbing at the hands of Wol cott and seemed only a trifle tired at the end. His blocking tactics made it necessary for Wolcott to hammer him on the kidneys and back of the head, and his left side and arm looked like raw meat at the finish. Geoige Siler refereed the bout. Alaska Boundary Question. WASHINGTON, June 12.—Washing ton is still watting on London in the matter of a modus Vivendi on the Alas kan boundary. It is said that the in timation has reached here that the Ca nadians to whom the last American proposition was referred have consented to its acceptance by the British Gov ernment, but officially nothing is known here of this. The contested point is trifling, involving a strip less than half a mile wide, and bearing upon the tide water question. Fatal Explosion in Ohio. MARIETTA (O.), June 12.—The fac tory of the Marietta Torpedo Company blew up this afternoon at 3 o'clock and Cal Harte, aged 45, and marred. and Clyde Porter, single, aged 21, were killed. Two horses and a wagon were blown to atoms. Trees for stM> yards were stripped of foliage and '.he limbd of some trees were strewn with the flesh of the two men and ths horses. The theory is that the explosion was caused by the carelessness of Porter in unloading nitro-glycerine. Mark Twain Banquetted. LONDON, June 12.—The Authors' Club gave a dinner this evening to Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) and Sir Spencer 'Walpole, Secretary of the Postoffice. Mr. Clemens in replying to a toast to his health, referred to the outburst of American sympathy during the recent illness of Rudyard Kipling, and expressed the hope that the illness might at least serve to bring America and England closer in the bonds of friendship and respect. Against the Railroad Company. NEW YORK, June Nash of Rochester has handed down a deci sion in favor of New York City in its suit against the Manhattan Elevated Railway Company to compel the com pany to pay personal taxes on $1.7<M), --(HHI for the years 1804 and 1895. The company claimed that its debts offset the city's claim. In the Court of Ap peals the decision affects taxes to the amount of $2,750,000 in all. The Kentucky Feud. B ARBOURS VILLE (Ky.). June 12.— The troops with Jim and Will Baker arrived here to-day from Manchester, delivering the prisoners to the county jailer and going into camp in the court house. Mrs. Baker says she will train her eleven sons that the hight of their ambition will be to kill a White or a Howard. Jim and Willie are quiet, and decline to talk. United Workmen. INDIANAPOLIS, June 12. — Three hundred delegates have come to attend the annual meeting of the Supreme Lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. They represent a member ship of ittJB.OOO, scattered ail over the United States and Canada. The meet ing will continue about ten days. A Western Man for Vice President. CHICAGO, June 12.—Senator W. B. Allison of lowa is in Chicago. He says the Republican leaders of the West are becoming satisfied that the Vice Presidential nomination will come West next time and that Henderson has won the Speakership fight in a walk. Lee and Gilliland Acquitted. HILLSBORO (N. M.), June 12.—Oliver Lee and James Gilliland 'were acquitted of the murder of Henry Fountain, the son of Colonel A. J. Fountain, shortly after midnight. The jury was clos eted but seven minutes. President of Canadian Pacific. MONTREAL, June 12.— T. G. Shaugh nessy was to-day elected President of the Canadian Pacific Railway vice Will lam Vaji Home, resigned. Van Home becomes adviser to the Board of Di rectors. Buried at Sea. NEW YORK, June 12.—Frank R. Pat terson, a cabin passenger on board the steamer Finance from Colon, died dur ing the voyage to this tity, and was buried at sea. Six-Day Walk Collapses. NEW YORK, June 12.—The six-day walk appears to have suddenly col lapsed. The walkers have all left the track. It is understood the affair has proved a failure financially. WHOIiE NO. 18,146. > CAPTAIN NICHOLS' SUDDEN DEATH. The Taking Off of the Commander of the Monadnock ) Particularly Sad, Coning at a Time When His Services Were Most Needed. i ■-' » I Occurred Just, at a Moment When the Result for* Which He Had* Hoped and, Worked for Month* Was About to be Realized, ther Capture of Paranque. MANILA, June 12.—(3 p. m.)— The fu-» neral of Captain Henry Nichols, thaf commander of the United States doubtf turreted monitor Monadnock, who died from sunstroke on Saturday, took plactj at Cavite yesterday afternoon with na-rf val ceremonies. The officers of the* fleet were present, and the flags on al* the vessels were half masted. The sudden death of Captain Nichols was particularly sad. because it occur red Just at the moment when the re suit for which he had hoped and work ed for months was about to be realized, namely, the capture of Paranque and! its occupation by the American forces. The Monadnock has been lying off Pan ranque for two months past, under flre( from the rebels almost daily. The heat; here has been intense, and the officers! and men of the Monadnock suffered, greatly. The Commander-in-Chief of fered to retire the Monadnock from .hei* trying duties and replace her by another* ship, but Captain Nichols preferred to) remain, declaring that he did riot want to leave his post until Paranayue fell and the coast from there to Cavite waa cluared of rebels. The heat on Saturday was most'(se-» vere. and the monitor was engaged all day in shelling the trenches at Para naque and the rebels fleeing south) through Las Pinas and aiso watching the American troops closing in on the towns. Captain Nichols was overcome by the heat at noon and retired to his cabin, where he received frequent re ports of the operations and gave direc tions for several hours. He becamei much worse at 3 o'clock, lost conscious ness, and expired at 5 in the afcernoon. Several hours before his death he ex pressed gratification at the way events} were progressing, remarking to an offi cer: "We have got the rebels there at last." THE OREGON REGIMENT. WASHINGTON, June 12.—General Otis reports that the Oregon regiment, with signal company, will leave to-day; for San Francisco. Though General Otis' dispatch states that the Oregon! troops would leave for San Francisco, the War Department officials are of) the opinion that a. mistake in cabling has been made. With this idea, Gen eral Corbin has telegraphed to General Otis that the Oregon troops are to go to Portland. . ARMY RATIONS. WASHINGTON. June 12.—Colonel D. Brannerd, Chief Commissary of the army in the Philippines, makes a report concerning the suppllas' for the army, in» which he says: "Prior to active operations in the field!, all troops were supplied with the garri* son ration, issues being made to regi ments by the issuing commissary fort periods of ten days. On March 100 is* sues were modified by adding one day's* bacon and eliminating canned beef; by} issuing ten days' flour and no hard! bread and in changing issues of vege tables as follows: Potatoes. 7~> pen cent.; onions, 15 per cent.; tomatoes'. 10 per cent. Mess pork and beef aro no longer issued. About the srtme time oatmeal was added as one of the com ponents to be issued in, lieu of frests beef. Fresh vegetables, brought from' Sani Francisco, have been supplied* daily to all the troops of this com mand. "On February sth and oth during Uttft | tive operations the travel rations we rev supplied to a.ll organizations on the ing line. The garrison ration, inc.'ud-* ing fresh beef and vegetables, was re sumed February 7th, after Which difte regimental commissaries attended '4o» the details of supplying their com. mands. "The commands at Cavite, Corregidorrf Island, Hollo, Bacolor and at Oebll are* supplied with subsistence stores from* the depot commissary in Binondo. Fresh beef for troops at Cavite Is dr awn? direct from the cold storage vessel, tha Duke of Sutherland. Troops at Cebuf are sulisieted on native beef which costs from 18 to 20 cents Mexican per pound. The Indiana is stationed at Ilo'Mo as a cold storage plant, and from it the troops at that point are sup plied." DEATH LIST. WASHINGTON, June 12.—General Otis has notified the War Department of the following deaths since his last weekly report. May 20th: Carl A. Carlson, private, H, Twenty second Infantry; June sth. Melvin P. Daily, private, G, Fourth Cavalry: Sth, Robert E. Mitels, private, C, Fourth Cavalry: Patrick Branigan, private. C, Fourth Cavalry; Oth, Clifford H. Bow son, First Sergeant. K. First Colorado, typhoid fever; 3d. John A. Saxton. pri vate. M. First Montana: meningitis, George A. King, private, L, Seventeenth Infantry; cholera nostras, Frank L. Garrison. I, Seventeenth infantry; dys entery, Ralph A. O'Neill, private, A, Second Oregon: lncinerative colitis. 4th, Oscar A. Finnigar, private. A, Utah Artillery: drowned. J. J. Choc. private. G, Second Oregon. Killed: First Washington, June Oth. Private Cart M. Thorgensen; First North Dakota. June Oth, Private John H. Killian; Thirteenth Minnesota. June Kith. Company M, Private Thomas Healy. The Dominion Won. POINT ECLAJRE (Quebec). June 12. —The first yacht race of the series for a special cup presented by James Roaqg between the Dominion of the Royal St. Lawrence Club and Yankee of the White Bear Cliub of St. Paul, Minn., was sailed to-day. The Dominion fin ished at 5:11:37, winning the first rac» of the series by about half a mile. , * urn