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1 4$!$i THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1901.
ask for explanations of M. Do Itodays and
bagged us to accompany hi in in order to
ferve as witnesses In case of r.eed. We
therefore went to M. ! Ko.lays's resi
lience this mornirip. which is on the tilth
floor of the house, whore wc presented our
tards. M. De Hoiays Immediately received
Vs. lie had on a gray dressing robe. After
a-polite exchange of salutations the Con tit
De Castellme said: 'Voa published against
rr.e this morning an abomi.'.able paragraph.
I have come to ask fin expla nations.
M. Do llodays replied: "Do you mean an
"I interposed, saying: 'Have you not read
Ycs,' said M. Do P.odays, 'but I do not
Doni then exclaimed Impatiently: 'Will
iron retraft? Yes cr ro.'
'M. De Itodays b;an: 'I cannot
"Ponl. with'iut allowing him to conclude,
raid: 'Can you ay formally that it is rmt
I you intend-d t r f-r to? II. ply quickly
that it i:". not 1; sp'a: quickly or '
"At the sam' rm:n nt Por.l approached
fim and boxed his ear.- several tirr M.
)e Itodnys recoiled and lion! struck him
Rpaln. We then ir.urven d and rtod in
front of 11. De Itodays. Then aft-r polite
sniutations the whole party withdrew, M.
J)e Itodays. who was much agitated, ac
companying us to the door."
"WILL FIfillT TO-l)AY.
31. Drronlede und M. JInffet to Meet
In .Svrf txerlnnd Thi MornliiK.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 11.
MM. Paul Deruu!eb Mnrcel Ilabert and
Galli arrived here to-day. The police arc
shauowing them closely to prevent the
Such M. PufTet Is also here. M. Derou
lede. referring to the activity of the police,
I.- quoted as saying that if he and M.
Duflct cannot elude ihera there is nothing
to do but to go eist where.
The magistrate h;is Intimated to the t-eo-onds
of MM. Deroulede and Puffet that the
duel must not take place in the Canton of
PAUIS. March 13. A dispatch to Le Jour
nal from Laussane. after announcing the
prrlval of M. iJuITets seconds there, siys
they hae had a final interview with the
lcc.nJs of M. Deroulede. and that the duel
will take pl.ice at dawn to-day (Friday.;
Ell ROUTE WEST.
(CONCLUDED FKOM FIRST PAGE.)
Melius N. Ulis to draft resolutions relative
to the death of the ex-President.
Loss to Tin: ;iiad aiuiy.
Co hi m r i; Irr Rceiu'n Ixprennlou on tlie
Death of ficnernl llnrriiton.
Facial to th Indianai)!! Journal.
SPKNCKK. Ind.. March II. David K.
Peem, commander of the Grand Army of
the Republic. Department of , Indiana, to
th'5' gave expression to the following on
the death of Ex-Preddent Penjamin Har
rison: "The deatii of General Harrison comes
with peculiar force to the old soldiers. It is
a fresh remlndfr that nearly all the re
nowned chieftains of the civil war have
1 assed away. While he did not achieve that
distinction as a commander which many
of the great generals acquired, his mili
tary record reflects great honor upon him
ana credit upon the State of his adoption.
1-Ikc Grant and Logan and GarliePi and
U'ost of the dlstingushe d leaders ot our
armies he emphasized als patriotism and
tervlce as a soldier by becoming a member
of the Grand Army of the Republic. His
ze il and devotion to the L'i ion during and
since the war. his splendid care r as law
yer, orator, statesman and President mad
him the mst distinguished Member of our
patriotic orJr. Every old soldier, -n spirit.
If not in person, will lay a Ilower and a
Hag t.pon his grave."
I'nlnn City Memorial Meeting;.
Pjeelai to the Indianapolis Journal.
UNION CITY. Ind., March 11. at a meet
ing of the residents of this city to-night,
presided over by the mayor, speeches were
n ade by leading citizens and much sorrow
expressed at the dejth of General Harri-f-on.
A committee was directed to transmit
to the family a telegram of condolence.
Arrangements were made for a memorial
Fcrvice. to be held af'tne Opera Houe on
tne evening of Sunday, the 17th. at which
time addresses will be made by the mia
I.'ters of the various churches. A feeling
of deep sorrow pervades the whole com
munity, anil the death of General Harrison
Is regarded as a great loss to the Nation
IIFr:ilFTTFIl IX GFHMAXV-
Fore lern Office Official on the Death of
PER LIN, March H. The death of Gen.
Benjamin Harrison Is generally commented
on this evening by tho German press, with
the exception of the semi-official organs,
but a high official of the Foreign Office
said to-day to a reporter of the Associated
Press: "General Harrison was highly es
teemed here, and nis death Is keenly re
gretted. The estimation in which he was
held as an able American statesman Em
peror William voiced on the general's visit
in 1S99, when the Emperor paid him special
Tho uninspired papers, however, differ
widely in their comments. The Lokal An
zeiger says: "With this statesman one of
the most emphatic Republicans has depart
ed. He was a declared champion of tho
Monroe doctrine, with a pan-American
tendency, and an advocate of the extremest
Nearly all the papers print long biog
raphies. The Boersen Zeitung says: "Gen
eral Harrison, personally, was scarcely
popular. His exterior was unprepossessing,
and he often showed rude behavior."
On the announcement of General Harri
son dath the Hags of the United States
embassy and the l.nlted States consul gen
eral's office, as well as those of many mem
bers of the American colony in Berlin, were
Clearing Throughout Indionn To-IJuy
Fair on Sutnrday.
WASHINGTON, March 14. Forecast for
Friday and Saturday:
Tor Ohio Snow on Friday, followed ty
clearing, except along the lake. Saturday
fair; fresh west to northwest winds.
For Illinois Fair in western; clearing In
eastern portion on Friday. Saturday fair;
fresh west to north winds.
For Indiana Clearing on Friday. Satur
day fair; fresh west to north winds.
Local Observation on Thursday.
Par. Ther. H.H. Wind. Weather. lTe.
7 a. m.. .70 32 :r S'w t. I.t. sr.ow. O.oi
7p. m..25 31 M West. Cloudy. 0.01
Maximum temperature, minimum tem
Following Is a comparative statement of
the temperature and precipitation March 14:
Normal Co u.ll
Mean 33 0.i5
leparture from normal 3 O.o'
Departure since March 1 IS 0.,j."
Departure since Jan. 1 DM 2.10
Plus. C. F. It. WAPPEN HANS.
Local Forecast Official.
YeterIn j " Temperatures.
46 ÜS M
1J 34 30
at .in r.t
31 4) 3J
-J 4 J 4)
3 1 4 1 34
2S U 4
V") M' 0
5 M a
3n u :
i; t;a dj
4-' I) 44
42 44 42
3' 4 1 3'j
9) tS C2
Zs AS 3S
-t 4J 42
CI tt' 'f
?, 4 C
1 Is 4',
3'! 02 3;
ii Z 34
32 ;i4 32
30 SI 32
4ö C'j U
Pdsmarck. N. D...
Puffalo. N. Y
Calgary. N. W. T
Davenport. I a
J,es Moines. Ia
Kansas City, M ...
Little Hoch. Ark...
North Pl::tte. Neb.
Oklahoma. O. T....
Pitt f burg
t'j' A I peile. N. W.
Tt ipi l City. S. D
Fait Like City, Ut
St. Paul. Minn
Yf'aflhlsstoa, D. C.
HALF A MILLION LOSS
MA J OK IOItTIOX OF Til 12 TOWX OI-"
CLOVi:HIOItT, KY DL'HM'I).
Over 1,MM People, Half the Popula
tion, Hömel- American Tobacco
Company the Chief I.ocr.
CLOVEP.POIIT, Ky March ll.-Fire.
w.'iich broke out here at midnight, caused
by the bursting of a natural-gas pipe, de
stroyed property worth a half million dol
lars. The greater part of the little town
was wiped out. Over one thousand per
sons, about one-half the i opulatlon. are
homeless and u; to the time a special re
lief train from Louisville reached here were
in great distrcs?. The greatest loser is the
American Tobacco Company, which lost
two large stemmerles and one million
pounds of tobacco. The American loss has
not been estimated, but will be very heavy.
Other large structures destroyed were Lu-t-Hle
Memorial Methodist Church and the
only two hotels in the town, the Ureckin
rldge Inn and the Cloverport Hotel,
The following business houses are in ruins
and their losses are estimated to be: M.
Human & Son, furniture, J2G,0"X; F. Frazee,
$15,(.J; F. N. Depuy, JU.WJ; Seaton & Sip
lel, $20,0; Ilayncs v Co., Jlo.O-JU; Moreman
& Owen, $:,ouo; Alex. Loyd's building, J,W0;
Short & Haynes. druggists, $V0; C. &. L.
LIppel, confectioners. Jl.UOu; W. 11. Uowner,
two-story building, $2,0); the lireckinridge
News, J15.0U0; Ureckinridge Dank, loss un
known; Fisher, druggist, $G,000.
Other business houses destroyed and
whose losses have not been estimated, were
those of Miss Julia Miller, millinery; Mrs.
Frank Frays, dry goods; 11. E. Wingert,
merchant tailor; Johnson's boarding house;
J. G. Iioyd, unoccupied; J. D. IJabbage,
book store and printing office; lt. T. New
some, physician; A. Ii. Fisher, drugs;
James it. Skillman, law office; four meat
stores, three barber shops, three blacksmith
shops, Sanger's dry goods store. 11. tl. Doh
ler's shoe store and the postolllce.
As soon as the management of the Louis
ville, Henderson fc St. Louis Railroad
learned that hundreds of persons were
homeless they ordered every available
coach between Louisville and Henderson
hurried to Cloverport, and in these the un
fortunate will, for the time being, make
their homes. The management also sent five
thousand loaves of bread and other food,
which came as a great blessing, since not a
store was left in town where a mouthful
of food could be bought. Adjutant General
Murray telegraphed that live hundred tents
had been dispatched from Frankfort and
the authorities at Louisville wired that a
train-load of relief, quickly gathered, would
leave at noon.
Help was asked from the tire departments
of Louisville, Owensboro, Henderson and
Evansville, and at 4:30 o'clock this morn
ing an engine and company arrived, but it
was of little use, as the names had been
fanned by a high wind and had, by that
time, done their worst. As iar as known
no one was seriously injured.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., March 11. Fire at
Eutaw to-day destroyed the planters' ware
house, together with l.Hoo bales of cotton
and several cars of freight. The entire
town narrowly escaped destruction. The
loss is $luu,(XO, almost wholly covered by in
surance. CHICAGO, March 11. The hardware spe
cialty factory of the Chicago Spring Butt
Company, No. 4'i5 Carroll avenue, burned
to-night. Loss, $ny.m)
DEED OF GEORGE WEAVER.
Shot Sleeping Wife, AVlio IIa! n Habe
in Anus, and Killed Himself.
NEW PHILADELPHIA. O.. March 14.
George "Weaver, of Canal Dover, O., out
of employment, this morning shot his
sleeping wife to death, then killed himself,
leaving seven orphaned children. The
babe was found by neighbors in its dead
mother's arms covered with blood.
Killed Sweetheart and Self.
NORWOOD, Mass., March 14. Ralph G.
Dateman killed his sweetheart, Ella I'.
White, at her home here, and then com
mitted suicide by shooting. Bateman was
twenty-two jears of age, and Miss Whit3
was twenty. Jealousy is given as the
cause of the shooting, though young Bate
man's family think his mind had become
unsettled by a recent attack of the grip.
John T. McCutcheon, the Chicago artist,
who went to Ashevllle. N. C. ten days ago
for his health, is improving.
The will of former Secretary of State
William Evarts was filed for probate at
New York, yesterday. All of the estate
is left to the family.
A dispatch from the City of Mexico says:
"Alarmist reports regarding the health of
President Diaz and conspiracies in Mexico
are absolutely baseless. These reports are
believed to be fabricated by men who are
hostile to the government and for stock
speculation purposes. There is no political
The Impeachment trial of Chief Justice
Furches ami Associate Douglas, of th
North Carolina Supreme Court, began in
the State Senate yesterday. The General
Assembly will to-day tako a recess until
April C, when it will convene in extra ses
sion to receive from the court of impeach
ment the result of the trial.
A trolley car bound from Plainfield to
Elizabeth, N. J., jumped the track near
Westtield Wednesday night, while running
at a high rate of speed. It turned com
pletely over, rolled down an embankment
and landed upside down. Six women and
three men, passengers, were Injured, two
of the women very seriously.
Instead of dying from heart disease, as
at tlrst supposed. W. C. Sawyer, of New
York, who was found dead in bed at the
Wellington Hotel. Chicago, Monday after
noon, is now believed to have committed
suicide. Developments in the case and the
circumstances surrounding the death indi
cate that Mr. Sawyer's mind was affected.
Coroner's Physician O'Hamlon yesterday
made a supplementary report to the dis
trict attorney's office on the cause of
death of Herbert C. Wadman. on March 5
last at the Manhattan State Hospital. New
ork. The report states that Wadman's
death was not due to violence, but that he
died from nephritis, induced by the exces
sive use of alcohol.
Professor E. Finley Johnson, secretary
of the law department of the University
of Michigan, last night announced his
intention of accepting the appointment to
a supreme Judgeship in the Philippines,
tendered him a few weeks ago by Presi
dent McKinley, lie will formally resign
his position at Ann Arbor to-day.
Mrs. George F. Hall, the Chicago dress
maker who in September last, it is alleged,
endeavored to bring J Mio worth of silks,
laces and Parisian-made gowns into this
country without paying the dutlts, was
yesterday arraigned before United States
Commissioner Shields, ut New York, on
the charge of smuggling. Shs? waived ex
amination ami gave ball in $1.50).
At Fort Scott. Kan., supreme officers of
the Order of Select. Friends, the fraternal
Insurance society that has been declared
Insolvent, place the liabilities at $lt.0"0, but
many connected with the order assert tnat
It has unpaid claims of Am. ana perhaps
more. No charges of misappropriation
lave been made. The loss w'll f-!l prin
cipally on the older policy holders.
The ruling of the lower court that ;.-.e
Christie-street Commission Company, of
Kansas City, condu. ts a bucketsh ip. and
as such is not entitled to the quote iion of
th Ch.cago Board of Trad- is sustained
by a decision han '.ed down by the Appellate
Court, ti Chieig". The Kansas Cil.v con
cern, bv thi decision, is dei:ed an In
junction r" ,ralring The Boar J o. Trade
iron; shvtting olf its market report.
The thirteenth annual commencement and
twenty-second anniversary of the Carlisle
Indian Industrial School was held yest r
il.iy. The graduating class numbered thlr-ty-nint
the largest yet sent out. Orations
were presented by Anna Goyetlna, Pueblo;
George Ferris. Klamath; Ina Parnell, Nez
Perces; Luzcnla Tlbetts, Chippewa, and
Herman Nlles, Stockbridge. Eighteen tribes
were represented in the graduating class.
Judge Town?end, of the United States
Court, Southern district of the Indian Ter
ritory, handed down a decision yeuexday
making perpetual the Injunction agair?t
certain Incorporated towns in the territory
restraining them from attempting to col
lect municipal taxes from railroads. Ju'ljo
Townsend held there was no law to tax
railroads in the Southern district, because.
Congre.-? has provided no machinery to
cany out a system of taxation there.
The constitutionality of the 'ripper" bill
which recently became a law In Pennsyl
vania, and which provides a new charter
for second-class cities, came up for argu
ment in tne Lickavanna courts yesterday
on quo warranto proceedings instituted by
former Senator McDonald, of Scranton. on
his petition requiring James Moier to shew
by what authority he exercises the office
an 1 duties of recorder of Scranton, to
which Governor Stone recently appointed
Mm. Tho hearing occupied the entire day.
UNITED MINE WORKERS.
IIcmoIu Noun Adopted by the Conven
tion of Anthracite Digger.
HAZLETON. Ta., March 14.-The United
Mine Workers' convention was in executive
session all morning considering the re
ports of the resolutions and legislative
committees. Resolutions were adopted In
structing each local organization to ap
point a committee of three to examine
monthly from fifteen to twenty-live checks
of contract miners to ascertain whether the
men are receiving the ll per cent, increase,
and petitioning Governor Stone and the
pardoning board to authorize the release
from jail of twelve strikers, who were con
victed in the Schuylkill county court for
rioting at Oneida last fall and sentenced
to terms of imprisonment ranging from
six to twelve years. A number of bills
pending before the State Legislature which
favor the miners were also approved. The
convention asked for the withdrawal of
he bill creating the bureau of mines, and
the repeal of the law creating coal and iron
CRIMES OF ALL DEGREES.
Mrs. Richardson has been indicted by the
grand jury of St. Joseph Mo., for the mur
der of her husband. Frank Richardson, the
wealthy merchant, at Savannah, last
Gus Davis, a negro, was hanged at Belle
ville, Tex., yesterday for the murder of
Herman Schluens, a white farmer, la-t
Ikcember. The crime was a coldblooded
cne and Davis narrowly escaped lynching
at the time.
Deputy United States Marshal Lovering
has arrested, in Fillmore county, Minne
sota, Emlle Sandlle, charged with counter
felting. A complete set of counterfeiters'
paraphernalia is said to have been found
in his possession.
At Rolling Fork. Miss., last night H. E.
Hill, a livery stable keeper, was shot and
ktlXed by A. L. Denman, proprietor of the
Delta House, and Denman was fatally
wounded by Hill. A business dispute
caused the shooting.
The trial of the nln- men charged with
the lynching of John Knox, a Canadian,
for shooting and killing his stepson began
at Scranton, Miss., yesterday. There was
much talk of trouble from the friends of
the accused, but everything was quiet and
the proceedings regular.
Tho man who. about two weeks ago, com
mitted suicide in a Belfast (Ireland) hotel,
ty shooting. lns been identified by a photo
graph and description furnished to Captair.
Titus, of the New York detective bureau,
l y the Belfast police, as Col. James Sher
idan, of Bridgeport, Conn.
Claude and Will Baker started to settle
an old grudge against George and Will
Wright at a church near Easton, Mo., yes
terday. Pistols and missiles of all kinds
were used. Claude Baker's skull was
crushed and he died. All participants In
the fight were injured. No arrests have
The attorneys of , James Callahan, of
Omaha, charged with being one of the ab
ductors of young Cudahy. yesterday tiled a
motion for the continuance of hi3 trial,
which was set for March 20. They urge as
grounds for a continuance the necessity of
the presence of Pat Crowe, as set forth In
After five hours' deliberation the jury at
Tiffin, O.. yesterday returned a verdict
against Edward Trout of murder in the
first degree, with recommendations for
clemency. Trout shot Henry Koch at
Green Springs Aug. 11, l&k). He claimed
Koch was unduly intimate with his wife.
Trout's defense was insanity.
Benjamin F. Davis, who was arrested in
New York a week ago on a charge of
grand larceny, will be taken to Chicago
to-day. The New York police say he is
wanted In Chicago for the theft of $$,000
trom Hippclyte Didlshe'.m & Bro3., jewel
ers of that city, Davis having been their
Chicago agent. He pleaded guilty.
Jimmy Coogan. local light weight pugi
list, was shot through the head and killed
by Frank Salter, better known as "Plunk"
Salter, in a Denver saloon. According to
witnesses Coogan first shot at Salter, de
claring the latter had slandered him. Sal
ter Is under bond on charge of conspiring
with J. E. Wanamaker to assassinate
the latter's son-in-law, ex-Senator D. C.
Burglars broke into the Missouri Facific
station at Sheldon, Mo., dynamited the safe
end robbed It of considerable money. Sev
eral' mail sacks were cut open and letters
broken and scattered over the floor, and
a number of express packages were rifled.
One contained a draft for several thousand
dollars on the Farmers' Bank at Sheldon,
but the draft was left behind. This was
the fourth robbery of the depot in four
Governor Sayres aid not send the ex
pected message to the Texas Legislature
yesterday touching on the burning of the
negro Henderson at Corsicana owing to
the fact that he is awaiting an official re
port from there. He will, it is said, urge
prompt and vigorous prosecution of all
members of the mob regardless of their
standing in the community and will exert
his effort to bring to Justice those impli
cated in the burning.
The United States authorities and the au
thorities of Custer county, Montana, have
arrested Robert Lee and another cowboy,
.who are said to be Implicated in the thft
of cattle valued at $)7.0") belonging to the
Crow Indians. The leader and other mem
bers of the gang have escaped, and are
now being pursued by the officers. The
"rustlers" had changed the brands on the
cattle, and had expected to run them out
of Montana and ship them to Chicago in
The post-mortem examination on the body
of Herbert C. Wadham. who is alleged
to have met his death by violence in the
Manhattan State Hospital. New York,
brought out facts which will cause the
fullest investigation by the authorities.
The coroner's physician found that the
fifth, sixth and seventh ribs on the left
side had been fractured. The left lung was
injured, possibly by one of the broken
ribs, and there were numerous discolora
tions on tne face and body.
Governor Ayeock yesterday sent a special
message to the North Carolina General
Assembly, stating that a S1.000 deficit had
been found in the accounts of the Stale
Prison in the treasury department. T)
State Treasurer Iacey. Maj. W. 11. Mar
tin, a clerk In the office tor years until the
lKh of March. 1'H'l, confessed that he took
the missing money, which he says he gava
to the church and in charity. He was
arrested on a warrant charging embezzle
ment and went to jail in default of $l.im)
bond. Major Martin is sixty years of age.
The United States District Court grard
jury yesterday considered the cases of Geo.
M. Foster, formerly cashier of the South
Danvers National Bank, of Pcabody, :nd
John W. Dickinson, of Boston, a share
holder in the bank, charged with misap
propriation of funds of the Institution, and
to-daj returned a joint indictment in fif
teen counts agrünst the men. The indict
ment places the total sum Involved at
JW.tXVX The grand jury also returned a
separate indictment against Foster in threo
counts, two alleging false entries and one
the willful misapplication of $1,X).
Movement of Steamer.
NEW YORK. March 11. Arrived: Ken
sington, from Ant we. p. Sailed: La Cham
pagne, for Havre.
LIVERPOOL. March 11 Arrived: Teu
tonic, from New York. Sailed: New Eng
land, for Boston.
NAPLES. March 11. Arrived: Trave.
from New York, via Gibraltar, for Naples,
PORTLAND. Me.. March 14. Sailed: Nu
midian, for Liverpool; Belgian, for Ant
werp. QUEENSTOWN. March 14. Sailed: Oce
anic, from Liverpool, for New York.
ROTTERDAM. March 14.-Sailed: Maas
dam. for loulgne and New York.
YOKOHAMA. March 13.-Sailed: Tacoma,
from Hong-Kong, for Tacoma.
BOSTON. March 14. Arrived: Pomerani
an, from Glasgow.
TO CHIC A COLH IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Brorao-Qulnlno Tablet. 2Zc.
RAIDED BY KRITZINGER
A MIAN Y DISTUICT OF CAl'i; COLONY
OYEllUrX 11 Y THE BOERS.
Horse to the Value of f."V,HM, for
Which Britain 3!ut Pay, Taken
by the Invnder.
ADELAIDE, Cape Colony. March 13.
Kritzinger's commando is working north
ward ar.d has eluded three British columns.
It passed here on both sides of ihe town
without attacking. Yesterday evening a
Boer patrol captured four native scouts
and shot three of them. Kritzlnger's men
have carried ofi all the horses In the Al
bany district, for which, as they were reg
istered, Great Britain will have to pay
ChJ.wo. The raiders were civil to the inhabi
tants of the district, though they com
mandeered the horses and food. They did
rot Indulge in the wanton destruction of
property, and in many cases offered cash
tor the food they obtained.
The Plague Spreading.
CAPE TOWN, March 14. Owing to the
increasing gravity of the outbreak of bu
bonic plague in Cape Colony, the authori
ties here purpose confining the soldiers to
camps and barracks. The number of Eu
ropean cases is increasing, four having
been officially reported to-day. In addition
to these there were eight colored cases re
ported. Thus far there have been thirty
seven deaths all told. Wholesale inoculation
was LeKun In Capo Town to-day and 2,000
natives were treated.
The plague has made its appearance at
Malmesburg, Cape Colony.
Heitel He Ja er Sentenced.
PIETEKMARITZBURG, Natal, March
14. The trial of the most prominent rebel
In this colony, a man named De Jager, has
been concluded. He was sentenced to five
years' imprisonment and to pay a fine of
JCü.otH. De Jager was a Boer commandant.
His defense was that a Transvaal burgher
court had decided that, although he was
rjot a naturalized burgher, he owed allegi
ance to Natal.
GOLD UNDER THE SEA.
Ilioh Ilnr Staked Under nerlnj? "Water
Hard Trip from Nome.
VICTORIA, B. C, March 14. News has
reached here from Cape Nome that during
December a rich bar was staked which is
beneath Bering sea and parallels the
coast for about Km) miles up from Snake
river. Thoe who located the claims had
to cut through livi feet of ice to reach the
sand and gravel, which was very rich. In
summer the claims will be totally sub
merged. J. Densmore has returned to
Nome from Kuskokwim and reports that
his party had a hard trip, having run short
of provisions, anj had eaten three dogs,
their moccasins and d-cr skins. They found
no gold, although they prospected the
country thoroughly. Stampedes have oc
curred from Nome to American creek in
.'Toukrock and Norton sound, wher.i r'ch
strik?s have teen made.
GENERAL E0REIGN NEWS.
It is rumored that a crisis is Imminent
In the Portuguese Cabinet.
Charles T. Yerkes Is in England looking
after the construction of the Charing Cross
&. Hempstead Railway.
The Berlin Street-railway Company has
adopted the American system of safety ap
pliances to prevent running over pedes
trians. The official laboratory at Hamburg has
discovered that the sand which fell during
the recent snowstorm in northwestern Ger
many came from the African Sahara.
William J. Bryan, on his way home from
New York, stopped off long enough in Chi
cago to pay his respects to J. G. Johnson,
chairman of the Democratic national exec
The general of the Dominicans has con
voked a general chapter to meet at Ghent
June 25 for a discussion of the situation
of the Dominicans in the Philippines,
France and South America.
The following Americans have been ap
pointed chevaliers of the Legion of Honor
in connection with the Paris exposition:
Col. Charles Chaille Long, James Heering,
Humphreys, the artist, and Mr. Pulg, an
The London Times says it believes that
In addition to the sugar tax and the reim
position of the registration duty of .a shill
ing on corn the British income tax will be
Increased by twopence tax, or four pence
on the pound.
A French torpedo boat Tgrhich had been
sent to meet an incoming transport, the
Lerhln, sprang a leak at Brest yesterday
and suddenly began to fill, sinking in a
few minutes. The crew narrowly escaped
in the boats.
The annual report of the Hamburg-American
Steamship Company, which has Just
been published, shows net earnings for 1'jou
of rj.vw,?-'! marks, or an increase of 6.011.85
marks upon the figures for lSl'D. The divi
dend declared Is lo per cent., as against 8
for the previous year.
Answering a question in the British House
of Commons yesterday Lord Cranborne, the
under secretary for the Foreign Office, said
no steps had been taken by his Majesty's
government to revise the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty, but the government would be ready
to consider in a friendly way any pro
posals made toward that object by the
Counsel for Miss Portia Knight has writ
ten a letter to the London papers denying
the statement, purporting to have been
made by the Duke of Manchester, to the
effect that he considered the action taken
to be quite unjustified and that he believed
it had been dropped. According to counsel
the bteach of promise suit is proceeding
and the courts will decide whether it is
Justified or not.
The invitation to participate in the shoot
ing contests to be held at SeaRlrt under the
auspices of the American National Rliie
Association was brought to the attention
of the Forelen Office at the proper time by
the United States embassy at Berlin and
by tho German ambassador in Washington.
The matter has been referred to the proper
channels and notice of the meeting has
been made in the organs of the shooting
From a Berlin source usually reliable it
is ascertained that tho negotiations be
tween the Prussian Cabinet and the im
perial secretaries of state regarding the ad
visability of adopting the maximal and
minimal tariff system will require another
fortnight for completion. Count Von Hue
low Is understood not to have reached a de
cision on the subject. In the present nego
tiations Ministerial Director Wermuth. who
was German commissioner at the Colum
bian Exposition In Chicago, is the main ad
vocate of maximal and minimal tariffs a3
"the only available safeguards against the
tariff chicanery of foreign countries."
As a result of the Cabinet council. Gen
eral Andre. French minister of war, will
ask the senatorial conimlson on finances
to adopt and submit to the Senate the
clause in the budget, already voted by the
Chamber of Deputies, which authorizes the
minister of war to re-engage a certain
number of privates at increased pay for re
newable periods, from one to five years,
and to release a number of soldiers who are
the support of their families and who have
served one or two years under the colors.
The number of re-engagements depends
upon the expense, which must not exceed
the economies resulting from releases. If
the experiment is satisfactory the two
years' system will be definitely considered.
Its Establishment would cost LUO-A0u0
francs a year.
Now that the British government has
admitted that it is building submarine
boats, the Vlckers Company has given out
their corrected dimensions and other par
ticulars. Th-y will be sixty-three feet
four inches long, have eleven feet nine
inches beam and have a submerged dis
placement if 12) tons. The main engine1,
of the gasoline type, will be of 1; horse'
power. The boats will carry enough fu-1
to enable them to s-teain 4 knots. Tho
maximum surface spied will be nine knots.
The main motor will be e!ecrtic, glvin;;
a submerged spi-ed of seven knots. Means
will be provided for expelling torpedoes
under a variety of conditions. The arma
ment of these boats will consist of a 3lngle
torpedo expulsion tube, located In the bow
of the vessel. They will be able to carry
five torpedoes, each eleven feet five inch..'
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ARMY REFORM OPPOSED
BRITISH GOVIIRXMKM'S PLAS CRIT
ICISED IX THE COMMON'S.
Lord Roberts Belittled by Sir Henry
Cum pliell-Ilnimermnn Hemarks
of Sir V. V. Hnrcourt.
LONDON, March 14. In the House ot
Commons to-day the leader of the opposi
tion searchingly criticised the government's
I reposals for the Increase and reform of
the army. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
taid: "The name and fame of Lord Rob
erts are a little too largely invoked In thl
question. Lord Roberts has spent nearly
tho whole of his military life in India,
where he has had to deal with a finished
article, but he has had no experience of the
peculiar difficulties found in England of
late in utilizing and furnishing raw ma
terial." He declared that no justification
had been offered by the government for
increasing the aggressive military power of
Great Britain. Dwelling upon the diffi
culty of getting recruits, he asserted that
the country would not stand conscription,
and that the government was Introducing
a military system and spirit which would
fatally change the cnaracter of the nation
?.nd the empire.
Str William Vernon Harcourt, who re
viewed the rapid increase in the army esti
mates during recent years, said that noth
ing could be more hollow than the idea
that great armaments were a security fcr
peace, adding that it was an easy matter
to make a war inevitable. He opposed the
proposal to have 120.000 men ready to send
abroad. "Other countries need greater
armies," said Sir William, "because they
have long and vulnerable frontiers. Eng
land's position it in the sea. and it is the
lleet that must bo made sufficient at what
After midnight and during the debate on
supply, a scene occurred. Lord Hugh Cecil
called for a division, and Mr. Timothy
Healy, rising with evident excitement,
asked the speaker whether the noble lord,
the premier's son, was entitled to inter
rupt. He addressed some remarks to Lord
Hugh Cecil, which were drowned in an
uproar of shouts and cries of "Send for the
Tho speaker sternly called Mr. Healy to
order, asking him to stop interrupting.
Mr. Healy retorted: "I won't. You can do
what you like, but keep the premier's son
in order. You won't turn him out."
Then turning to Lord Hugh Cecil Mr.
Healy exclaimed: "We won't stand non
sense from you."
All the timo the Nationalists were cheer
ing, laughing and shouting "Turn him
out!" "Fetch the police!" and the like.
Eventually order was restored.
Lord "Wolaeley's Charfren.
LONDON, March 13. A parliamentary pa
per was issued, last evening, containing
Lord Wolseley's memorandum to Lord Sal
isbury, dated Nov. 12, 1000, and the critical
minutes on the same by Lord Lansdowne
and Mr. Hrodrick. The memorandum,
which was first referred to by Lord Lans
downe in the recent debate in the House of
Lords, gives, in substance, the gist of Lord
Wolseley's speech in the upper chamber.
He elesignates the commander-in-chief as
a "fifth wheel to the coach," declares that
the existing system is unworkable and can
be found in no other army in the world, and
recommends cither that the army be again
placed under a military commander or, if
for some nonmilitary reasons, this is not
practicable, then that the office of commander-in-chief,
as now constituted, be
abolished. It Is now merely a high-sounding
title, with no real responsibility attached,"
says the memorandum, "and answers no
useful military purpose."
Lord Lansdowne, in a minute dated Nov.
17, declares that Lord Wolseley was mis
taken in believing that he (Wolseley) was
not responsible for the efficiency of the
army and that he failed to realize the limi
tations imposed by the parliamentary sys
tem. He describes Lord Wolseley's first al
ternative as "reactionary and mischiev
ous," and the second as "less dangerous,
Mr. Hrodrick says, in a minute, that Lord
Wolseley failed to appreciate the extent of
his powers and did not always act upon
those he knew he possessed. He goes on to
point out that Lord Wolseley omitted to
mention mobilization and intelligence, for
both of which he alone was responsible.
The new system, in Mr. Iirodrick's opinion,
has worked well, but Mr. Hrodrick, like
Lord Roberts, desires to try it before pro
nouncing a final opinion.
GENERAL SPORTING NEWS.
De Oro won second prize In the cham
pionship pool tournament, at Boston, last
night, by defeating Stofft, 150 to 70.
Frank Donahue, one of the Philadelphia
National League club's pitchers, has signed
a contract with that club to play again.
Outfielder Daniel Green, of the Chicago
Natloal league ball club, has signed a
contract to play with the same club this
Outfielder Jones, of the Brooklyn Na
tional Lea ru- ball team, has signed to
play with Comiskey s mte Stocwngs this
Manager Selee, of the Boston National
League team, has signed John Barry, out
fielder, and George C. Brooks, of Baltimore,
. The Muncie Polo team now has no chance
of winning the Western championship In
the contest with Richmond and Knclne.
Wis., as It lost another game to Richmond
at Richmond, last night, by the score of
3 to 1.
Fred B. Greener has broken his own
previous high records for boiu standing
broad and hi:?h lump on skates nt the Cier
n.or.t.(N. V.) rinks ice carnival, lowering
the landing high Jump record by It; inches
and clearing S feet 7 inches in the broad
Ed Scott, the pitcher, denies that he has
signed with the Cincinnati team. Ban
Johnson has had a conference with Scott,
and It Is probable the hitter will be with
one of the American League clubs this sea
son. He says he has not yet signed a con
tract. The management of Charter Oak Bark.
Hartford, has olHcially announced its
early closing events. to close Mondny.
April 1. as follows: Charter Oak purse,
JIO.OX). 2:13 trot; live events for Ru) each.
J:19 trot. 2:30 trot, 2:09 pace. 2:14 pace and
A meeting of the Western Baseball
League has been called In St. Paul lor
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Saturday. The most important business to
come before the meeting is the fixing of the
circuit. Louisville is being given serious
consideration as a possible participant in
the Western League race, and it is prob
able that the end of the week will see
the circuit completeel.
Yesterday's race winners At New Or
leans: Woodtricc, 2 to 1: Eitholln. 11 to 5;
J. H. Sloan, '. to 10; Eleanor Howard. 3 to
1; Petit Maitre, & to 5; Miss Golightly, 4 to
1. At Tanforan: Tizona, S to 1; Sing, 7 to
1; Tuthlll. 7 to 5; Theory. 5 to 2; Immodeli,
Z) to 1; Tom Sharkey, 2J to 1. At Oakland:
Zirl, 8 to 3; Mike Strauss, 4 to 5; The Light,
1 to 2: Glendenning. 1 to 2; My Gypsey, 5
to 1: SU Wood, 8 to 5.
Within a few days the property of the
St. Louis Fair Association will pass Into
the possession of a syndicate represented
by C. A. Tilles. Sam W. Adler and Louis A.
Cella, the leading owners of Delmar track.
It Is said the purchase price will be $G0O,
000. The Adler-Cella-Tilles combination
owns the Little Rock (Ark.) race track and
I, the chief financial promoter of the new
Delmar race track in St. Louis.
The threatened clash between the High
land Park Club, lessees of the Fort Krie
race track, and the Buffalo Driving Club
Pas been averted and the matter settled to
the satisfaction of both. Grand Circuit
races will be held Aug 5-i0. six rtahes. with
a total of $iS.(XX) added money, close to-day.
They Include the Electric City and Pan
American, with $3.yro eacn. or 2:24 trotteis
and pacers, respectively. An attractive col
lection of class races will be arranged.
During the trap shooting .yesterday. In
connection with the New York sports
men's show, Fred Gilbert made a score
of 100 kills out of a possible 100. Fox
put a high score of 125 kills in the con
tinuous match. The best scores In the
contest follerw: Continuous match Fox,
125; Gilbert, ICS; Heikes, 107; Fanning, 102;
Crosby, 9S. Association championship
Gilbert. 100; Crosby. y; Banks. 19; Watson,
9S; Fanning, 9S; Griffith, 3S; Parmelee, S-S.
The fourteen men left in the six days
go-as-you-please match, at Philadelphia,
are still wearily grinding out miles. How
arth, who was well up among the leaders,
was compelled to withdraw from the race
yesterday, on account of his weakened
physical condition. The score at 11 o'clock
last night was: Gllck, 247 miles; Hegel
man, 345; Barnes, 341; Tracy, 337; Cava
naugh. 310; Dean, 2S9; Golden, 2S5; Hart,
; Clifford. 210;- Sheed. 2: Loslin, 1S5;
Noremac, 177; McTague, 176; Wintasch, 12L
President Ban Johnson, of the American
Baseball League, yesterday gave out the
official list of players signed for the Bal
timore team. The line-up will be: Robinson
rr.d Latimer, catchers; McGInnity, Howell.
Ncps, Schmidt, Bresnehan, Teister and
Yerkes, pitchers; Foutz. first base; Reitz,
second; Heister, short; McGraw, mlrd;
Sheokard, Brodie, Sncdgrass and Collins,
outfielders; Rohe, subintlelder. "The otner
teams are practically made up," said Mr.
Johnson, "but I do not deem it expedient
to give out the names until aftr conferring
with the managers of the different team3."
It is proposed to pit Cresceus, The Ab
bott, Charley Herr and Boralma against
each other and settle the question of which
is the fastest trotter in the world. A. J.
Welch has offered to bring off the big
sweepstakes race at Hartford, Conn., next
summer. The conditions will be 51,250 a
corner, with $20,000 added. The first races
will bo on Labor day. with Cresceus
against The Abbott, and Charley Herr
against Boralma. George Ketcham. owner
of Cresceus. said at Toledo, yesterday:
"I will enter Cresceus In every class and
stake to which he is eligible through the
Grand Circuit this year."
NAVY SUFFERED IN CHINA.
More CnaunltloB There Than Durlng
the Jipniilnli-Aiiierlcan AVur.
WASHINGTON, March 11. Admiral Van
Reypen, surgeon general of the navy, has
prepared an interesting statement show
ing that there were more casualties in the
United States navy during the recent
trouble in China than there were during
the entire Spanish-American war. As there
is no exact time fixed for the opening of the
hostilities in China June 13 is adopted. The
period of trouble in China runs from June
13 to Oct. 13, the first regiment of United
States marines departing from China on
the latter date. Within that period there
were 129 casualties from all causes, of
which thirty resulted in death. The great
est number of casual; les came from gun
shot wounds. June 2 there were thirty
four casualties of this kind. The cases of
heat stroke also ran hiqh, with two deaths,
eleven serious cases short of tleath and
many minor ones. The entire number of
gunshot wounds was ninety-six.
During the .Spanish-American war the
gunshot wounds not only were fewer In
number, but decioediy less fatal, the per
centage of deaths being l!i In the Spanish
American war and Iii per cent. In the China.
This was largely due to th - fact thnt the
Spaniards used the small Mau;er pro
jectiles, while the Chinese used lrge-bore
guns. : hell and shrapnel. The marine guard
in Peking suffered the worst loss, for out
of fifty-six men eight were killed and nine
wounded, making 5o per cent, of casualties.
Growth of Appropriation.
The total appropriations made during the
second session of the Fifty-sixth Congress
is enormous. Bven without the river and
harbor bill the aggrtgate amounts to
OoO.OOO. In the course of the first session
there was appropriated f71u.150.Si;:.'. so that
the grand total reaches the stupendous fig
ure of $1.4li.V.!w- When the Fifty-first
Congress set the record at over $). m.ouu
for the first two sessions It was denounced
for reckless extravagance, and the Demo
crats used this cry with great success In
the next national campaign. But no Con
gress since then has fallen below tho mark.
On the contrary, all of them have exceeded
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it. Billion-dollar budgets have become a
fixture, and the indicator has now been
set at nearly one ami a half billions. Thesa
amounts seem alarming in their magnitude.
Vasf as our growth in prosperity has been,
the disbursements have increased still moro
rapidly. Put it must be remembered that
exceptional conditions prevail. We are re
quired to maintain a large army in the
Philippines and to keep in service a bijj
tleet of transports. Garrisons are still sta
tioned at a number of points in Cuba, and
heavy demands are otherwise made upon
the War and Navy Departments. Under
the circumstances such meritorious meas
ures as the Nicaragua cannl bill, the bill
to construct a Pacific cable and ship sub
sidies will have to wait.
For the U C. T. V. to Think Ahout.
The army canteen having been abolished,
especial interest attaches to the opinion
credited to army officers by a Chicagj
telegram, that a recent riot of soldiers near
Port Sheridan may be charged up to, the
change from liquor selling in the soldietft
club to liquor buying at the nearest saloon.
Members of the W. C. T. V. at Chicago
should investigate the report without preju
dice and tell us whether, in all probability,
the riot would have occurred had th re
been a cante-en at the fort; also whether,
in their Judgment, one or more young in.';
have been k-pt from forming a tarte for
liquor because of the aholirnment of the
canteen: and, too, whether It is likely that
the soldiers injured in the riot would prob
ably have been within the fort ground
and safe had there been a canteen to keep
them away from the gri.ggery. (Jeneral
Otis is reported In the same telegram as
being of the opinion that the soldiers now
spend more money in the sal ons for liquor
alone than they ever did in ihe canteen
for both liquor and table supplies of a
kind not Included In the regular rations,
l.tt the Christian women who feel a special
interest in the subject Investigate this be
lief of the general's and report their find
ings. The trutli is what the public at Jargi
wishes, and an Investigation should bs
without preconceived theories cr opinionj
to be supported.
HKLENA. Mont.. March ll.-Prank H.
CorV)tt. speaker of the IIuse ef Repre
sentatives, died in Putte to-day of pneu
monia, aged thiriy-seven yars. He was
a graduate ef thivlaw school of the Uni
versity of Virginia, his native State. For
ten years he had been attorney for W. A.
Clark. He was formerly president of the
State Par Association.
MARSHALL. Mich., March H Judge
Walte r Inga Us Hayes, of Clinton. Ia.. dle.l
hire suddenly to-nlht of angina pectoris
at the home of Chi lies T. (lorham. whosis
funeral he attended to-day.
AUSTIN. Tx.. Mareh' 11. T. S. Hmith,
attorney Kenernl of Texas, died her to
night of Plight's disease.
LONDON. Marth 14. Arthur Pander
Core, the fifth l-jarl of Arran, died this
Irotet In Helialf of Ilceiicjr.
Memphis Corr.merclal-Arpe.il (Pern.)
In the name of common d-ee ncy, we pro.
test that the vulgar and senseless 'Willi
and His Pa" pictures In the New Yorl
Journal and otli-r lle-r.-t pubiieuiiou
The proposition to chance Inauguration
day to April 33 meets with the objection
that fprlng clothes will taue all the money
that might be spent on excursions.