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ViTIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, JUNE 16, 1899. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. BURIEDJ53. Gen. Charles King Tells of Ills Brigade's Work In a Report Submitted to the Department. HEX ALL VOLUNTEERS Their Work Was Full Up to That of Regulars. High Praise GiTen to Colonels of His Command. Washington, June 16. The report of Brigadier General Charles King-, com manding the First brigade. First divis ion during the early fighting at Ma nila, has been made public at the war department. This brigade composed ot the First California, First Washington, and First Idaho saw some very harl fighting during the first days of the attack of the insurgents. It was while executing an order of Gen. King that Major MeConnville, fell leading his men of the Idaho regiment. Gen. Kins calls attention to the fact that losses of his brigade were greater than those of any other brigade in the corps. He also says that the damage inflicted on the enemy was very great, his men having buried 1S3 Filipinos. He adds: "I beg leave to call attention to the fact that this is the only exclusively volunteer brigade corps and that it fought with all the steadiness, dash and discipline of their comrades, the regulars. " And now there devolves on me a duty that I falter in attempting. I saw no instance of shirking I saw many of daring leadership on part of the officers and of devoted following on the part of the men. I shrink from discriminating, yet I should not deserve the faith of the command of which I am so proud, were I to fail tt publicly mention the officers who acting under my orders were most conspicuous. My regimental commanders. Col. Smith. First Califor nia; Col. Wholley, First Washington and Major Figgins. First Idaho, bore themselves with marked bravery and ability Wholley being under the heav iest fire for the longest time his maid en fight at that. Major MeConnville died proudly heading his men in the dash on a dangerous line. "Major Weisenburger. First Washing ton, was an example of soldierly bear ing throughout. Captain Fortso was in command in Pandacan island, constant ly exposed and he and Capt. Whitting ton. First Idaho, won my admiration for their daring assault on a fiercely defended position, the redoubt across the Concordia. Capt. Otis. First Wash ington, with his cheek and ear scored by a. Mauser, led his company from start to finish. The loss of 25 killed and wounded in one company shows what they had to fight through. Lieuts. Irwin and Luhn. First Washington, the form erly severely wounded, were notably cool. Capt. Dyer and Lieut. Hathorne of the artillery won the plaudits of the men for consummate skill and coolness and for the commendation of others in line whom I did not see." SHOT FROM AMBUSH. Another of the Howards Bites the Dust. Chicago. June 16. A special to the Tribune from London, Ky., says: "News is brought here to the effect that James Howard, a member of the celebrated Baker-Howard feud, was shot from ambush and killed near Man chester last night. "Howard belonged to the White and Howard faction of the Baker-Howard feud. No details of the killing have reached here but the story was told by a reliable man who lives in Clay coun ty." FIGHTING IN SERVIA. Between Natives and Force of Turks and Albanians. Belgrade, June 16. A number of Al banian bands, assisted by 2,000 Turkish regular troops, are reported to have attacked a number of Servian villages In the Javleonitza district. It is added that during the fighting a large number of men were killed and wounded on both sides. The Turks, it is pointed out, being in superior force, overpower ed the frontier guards and now block ade three villages. A force of Servian regular troops has been ordered to the scene of the conflict with orders to re pulse the invaders. H ENDERSON NAM E D. One of the Congressional Committee For Bland Funeral. St. Louis, June 16. Colonel William J. Bryan passed through St. Louis to day on his way to Lebanon, Mo., to at tend the funeral of Richard T. Bland. He will speak at Carthage tomorrow morning and from there will go to Leb anon. Noah Hawk of Willow Springs, who la deputy sergeant-at-arms of the house of representatives at Washington, has wired that he will attend the funeral and that he has selected Congressmen Joy, De Armond, Lloyd and Clark of Missouri. G. W. Farris of Indiana. Bailey and Lanham of Texas. Pierce of Tennessee and Henderson of Iowa to represent that body. DEWEY SA1LES AGAIN. Singapore, June 16. The IT. S. cruiser Olympia with Admiral Dewey on board Bailed from here at daylight this morn ing. The next stop made by the cruiser iwill be at Colombo, Island of Ceylon. Academy Gets $300,000. Philadelphia, June 16. The Academy of Natural Sciences of this city will benefit to the extent of $300,000 by an agreement which has been reached be tween the heirs of the late Dr. Robert Lambon and the academy. The doctor bequeathed his entire estate, valued at nearly JT00.000, to the academy. A con test followed and litigation was kept up for five years until by the agreement just reached, one half goes to the heirs and the other half to the academy. Some of the valuable property consists eX wMtera realty. REBUKES A UNIVERSITY. Senator Allen Refuses to Speak Under Ann Arbor's Bales Madison, Neb., June 16. Ex-Senator Allen has received an invitation from the Good Government club of the Uni versity of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, to deliver an address there during the summer, but calling his attention to the fact that "a by-law of the board of regents prohibits partisan speeches from the university platform." In de clining the invitation Mr. Allen wrote Mr. Meyers as follows: "My Dear Sir: I have your letter of the 6th instant, in behalf of the Good Government club, inviting me to deliver an address to the students at Ann Arbor some time during the present year. I thank you for the invitation, but regret to say that it will be im possible for me to accept It, owing to the fact that my time will be fully oc cupied with matters that can not be laid aside. "The by-law of the board of regents to which you call my attention, pro hibiting partisan speeches from the uni versity platform, does not suit me, for i will not speak from a platform where I an not the sole judge of the fitness and propriety of the subject I may dis cuss and the language to be used." AGUINALDO LEADS An Attack on American Lines at San Fernando. Driven Back, Leaving 50 Dead on Field. Washington, June 16. The following cablegram has been received from Gen eral Otis: "Manila, June 16. Adjutant General, Washington: Northern insurgents con centrated large force near San Fernan dq and early this morning attacked Mac Arthur's troops; enemy quickly re pulsed and driven back, leaving over fifty dead on field and large number wounded; enemy in retreat. Our casu alties fourteen wounded, mostly very slight. Preparations for this attack in progress several days; believed to be under personal direction of Aguinaldo. "(Signed) OTIS." FLED TO THE HILLS. Insurgent Forces in Cavite Fro vince Have Scamped Off. New York, June 16. A dispatch to the Herald from Las Pin as by way of Ma nila, says: Spanish prisoners who fled Into the American lines from Imus report that the enemy has retreated Into the moun tains. They brought to Imus the bodies of one hundred killed and 300 wounded as the result of the recent fighting be tween Las Pinas and Bacoor. The Spaniards further say that the Filipino forces are demoralized and without ammunition and that many rifles have been thrown into the river. The mayor of Imus delivered the town up to General Lawton. saying that the people desire peace and to be friendly with the Americans. He declares that peace would now exist if it were not for Aguinaldo's cut-throat band. Cavite viejo is reported to have been deserted by the enemy. Thousands of non-combatants are entering the Amer ican lines. The official report shows that 121 bodies of insurgents have been buried since the recent engagements. The American soldiers are still finding bodies. A contemplated reception to the Americans at Imus was spoiled by the advent of an insurgent colonel, who is said to have threatened to have the populace killed if they did not leave. Few stayed in the town. The Fourteenth infantry and one bat tery of artillery are now garrisoning the place. The people are regaining confidence and returning in spite of the threats. Tons of concealed saltpetre and thou sands of pounds of antiquated artillery ammunition and brown powder were discovered in the powder house. Large quantities have been thrown into the river. The panic stricken Insurgents have given up several of their best defensive positions in their wild flight southward. Cavite Veigo, Aguinaldo's home, Nove- leta and the entire region where the Filipinos once thrashed the Spaniards, have been deserted after the one battle at the Zapote river. Cascoes are landing supplies easily in Las Pinas and Bacoor and on the civer near Imus. STANDARD OIL REPORT. Capital May Be Increased From a .Hundred to Five Hundred Million. New York. June 16. Interests allied to the Standard Oil company denied to day a persistent report which was afloat to the effect that there was to be an increase of the capital stock of the company from tl00.000.000 to $500,- 000,000. According to the stories in circulation. there was to be held a meeting of the trustees, who would act upon the mat ter and decide upon the distribution of five new shares in exchange for one of the old certificates. As John D. Rockefeller and H. H. Rogers were out of the city and will be away for some days, there could be found no one with authority either to deny or affirm the report. In view of tneir absence from the city, however. the report is not generally believed. DEMAND FOR MOTOR CARS. The Czar Among the Many Recent Purchasers of French Machines. Paris, June 16. The motor ear boom Is causing a great demand on makers here from all parts of the world. Manv Eng lish orders hare been received. The czar ami other members of the Russian im perial family are among the recent pur chasers of machines. Some of the cars command enormous prices. M. Charron. th winner nf rhp re cent Paris-Bordeaux race, has refused an offer of 2.000 from an English nobleman for the winning car. Big Slaughter of Cows. Ka.TlUalce Til Tun. lfi fiav nw of 114 milch cows at Eastern Illinois insane hospital today showed signs of tuberculosis after inof ulotinn ; , h tuberculin. They will be slaughtered. PINCREEJETOES. Governor of Michigan Kills Two Bills. Incidentally Giro Legislature a Piece of His Mind. HAS FAILED UTTERLY To Carry Oat the Wishes the People, He Says. of Tax Dodger's Interests Carefully Protected. Are Lansing, Mich., June 16. Gov. Pin- gree marked the closing day of the leg islature by sending in veto messages which hotly criticised .the legislature for alleged failure to carry out the peo ple's wishes. The governor vetoed the amended beet sugar bounty bill and also a bill appropriating 140,00.0, for a state building and exhibit at the Pan-American exposition at Buffalo. The beet sugar bill, as originally pass ed had been recalled from the gover nor's office, the governor having recom mended that the amount paid any sugar factory be limited to $25,000 annually. No limit was inserted, however, in the amended bill which reduced the manu facturer's bounty from a. cent to half a cent a pound. The veto message said: "This legis lature has passed no laws to equalize the burden of taxation and make cor porate and other property pay its share of taxes. It was elected for the pur pose of passing laws to equalize assess ments and taxes and to make railroads and other corporations pay as much taxes in proportion as the farmer and other small property owners It has fail ed utterly to carry out the wish of the people in this respect. The tax dodger has either controlled or obstructed leg islation. His interests have been care fully protected. The effort seems to have been made to appropriate as much money as possible out of all proportion to present income of the state and to stifle all measures framed to make the tax dodger bear his and its share of the increased expense. Governor Pingree strongly attacked the senate in particular because bills for taxing railroads and other corpora tions in like manner with other prop erty still repose in senate committees. He added: "The Republican party In convention in their platform unanimously pledged and the people endorsed reforms in taxation not one of which has been ful filled. Such violations of faith are some times as dangerous to parties as to in dividuals." As to the Buffalo appropriation the governor said: "If this Republican leg islature can not afford to make the pay of Michigan's volunteers in the Spanish American war at least one dollar per day. it certainly should not tax the sol dier's modest home for the purpose of raising a fund to enable tax dodgers to exhibit their wares in a neighboring A NEW TREATY. Reciprocity With West Indies Under Dingley Law. Washington, June 16. A' new treaty between the United States and Great Britain covering reciprocity with the British West Indian colony of the Bar badoes will be signed at the state de partment this afternoon. A conrence was held at noon today to perfect cer tain details and the signing of the in strument is to take place later in the day. This is the first reciprocity treaty under the reciprocity clause of the Dingley tariff, as the previous agree ments have been under a section al lowing reciprocity arrangements "by proclamation and without the formality of a treaty." It is the first of the series which the British West Indian colonies Jamaica, Guiana and Bermuda are seeking. PAYS AT LAST. Oil Inspector Turns $1,500 Over to State Treasurer. S. O. Spencer, state oil inspector, has filed with the state auditor his report of the business of the department for the month of May. Mr. Spencer and his deputies collected as fees for the inspection of oils and gasoline $1,793.05. The expenses of the department amounted to $28.75. The balance of $1,503.30 was today turned into the treasury. Mr. Spencer's expense account amounted to $289.75. The balance of fund for this purpose appropriated is $121.80, so he is out a small sum for May, with nothing in sight to pay the expenses for June. The oil inspector turned in last month $2,000. HAVE CH1CKENP0X. There Are Sixty Cases at the State Reform School. The hospital at the state reform school is full to overflowing. There Is an epidemic of chicken pox among the inmates and up to date 60 cases have been reported and have been sent to the hospital. There is only one serious case and that Is the little son of Superintendent Hancock. Dr. Buckmaster. the physi cian thinks that the disease is on the decline. 30 PERSONS DROWNED. Stettin, June 16. On the river Oder off the village of Zuellchew the passen ger steamer Bluecher was run into and sunk by the steamer Poelitz today. Thirty persons are reported to have been drowned. Ten were saved. Weather Indications. Chicago, June 16. For Kansas: Show ers in southeast portion this afternoon and possibly tonight; Saturday fair, southerly winds. GAMBLERS' GHOSTS. Officers Hear Money Rattling But Find Booms Empty. The chief and two sergeants mar shaled several members of the police force last night to make a raid, but it proved to be a "water haul." The police had reason to believe that a gambling joint was being operated in the second story of a building on Kansas avenue between Third and Fourth and determined to raid the place. Sergeant Tim Donovan and Officer Lucas were" to enter the place from the back stairs and Chief Ramsey, Ser geant Betts and Officer Carpenter from the front. When all was ready the two squads started for the suspected place. Sergeant Donovan and Officer Lucas went around the back way through the alley, under clotheslines, passageways and stairways. Up a short flight of stairs went the sergeant. He felt around for a moment in the dark and opened a door. Officer Lucas followed. Sergeant Donovan stopped at the top and touched Lucas to stop him. The two officers could hear loud talking in the room at the south side of the hall. They waited for the chief and his party to come upstairs at the other end of the hall. Both officers could plainly hear the talking and the clink of the money as it fell upon the gambling ta bles. It seemed an age to the waiting of ficer, and finally Sergeant Donovan sent a courier- out to inform the chief that everything was ready. The chief and his followers charged up the front stairs. Sergeant Donovan guarded the rear end of the hall. Officer Carpenter unlocked the door with a skeleton key. Chief Ramsey held the electric bull's-eye lantern ready to to throw the' searchlight around the room. Sergeant Betts grasped his club a little tighter. Officer Carpenter turned the door-knob. He looked around to see if all were ready. Each one nodded. The door flew open, the crowd rushed in. The electric search light from the bull's-eye was thrown around the room. Not a thing was there. Not even a chair. Whether it was spirits or what cannot be said, but Sergeant Donovan and Officer Lu cas are still sure they heard people talking and heard the money rattle. The people talking might have been on the other side of the hall, and the clinking of money might have been the noise made on the floor below, where several girls were washing dishes. UNDER WATER. Brackett, Texas, Is Entirely Submerged. San Antonio.Tex., June 16. News ha3 been just received here that the town of Brackett, about 120 miles west of San Antonio, is under ten feet of water. Pour persons are missing and are sup posed to have been drowned. A water spout over that place has inundated the country for miles around. The South ern Pacific tracks for a number of miles west of Cline station are washed away and several bridges are wrecked. Many cattle have perished. In Brackett the loss to property Is heavy. The soldiers at Fort Clark are caring for the citizens and dealing out government rations. PROF. HUNTER OF K. U. Talks to the Nurserymen'sConvention at Chicago. Chicago, June 16. Topics relating to the scientific culture of decorative and fruit bearing shrubbery were discussed yesterday by the American Association of Nurserymen. Among the speakers were Prof. L. R. Taft, of the State Agricultural college, Ingham, Mich. ; C. L. Watrouse, Des Moines, la.; Prof. H. J. Hunter, of the State University of Kansas: Prof. K. F. Goff, of the State University of Wisconsin; A. A Albaugh, Phoneton, O. ; S. M. Emery, Boseman, Mont. Several committee reports were also read. During the afternoon session a paper was read by one of the Canadian dele gates present on the Canadian expor tation act and the detention of nursery act laws which some shippers claim greatly hamper the exchange of nursery products between the United States and Canada. Chicago was selected as the next place of meeting. MEDALS FOR DEWEY'S MEN. 1700ofThem for Seroes of Manila Bay. Washington, June 16. The navy de partment today received the 1,700 bronze medals authorized by congress for the officers and men who participated in the battle of Manila Bay. The bureau of navigation will see to the distribution of the medals, those for the officers and men of the Olympia and Raleigh being given to them in this country, while those for the men on the ships still at Manila will be forwarded. The medals are handsome products of the Jeweler's art. one face showing a bas-relief of Admiral Dewey, -while the reverse shows the idealized head of the Ameri can sailor. Arabs Hold Mahomet's Carpet. London, June 16. The Cairo corre spondent of the Daily Mail says: A party of Bedouin Arabs recently at tacked a convoy of Egyptians with the Holy Carpet of Mahomet, between Mec ca and Medina. A fierce conflict en sued. Four soldiers and three civilians of the convoy were killed and the rest fled. The Bedouins hold the carpet for ransom. Burning Steamer Reaches Port. Bremen, June 16 The British steamer Monmouth, Captain Groggins. from New Orleans, May 20, via Newport News, May 27, arrived here on fire in the afterhold. After the fire was ex tinguished one hundred bales of cotton were found to have been damaged by the fire and 300 by water. To Help In War. Pittsburg, Pa., June 16. Prof. Regi nald A. Fessenden of the University of Pennsylvania, has invented a telescope that will lessen the effect of smokeless powder in warfare by locating the flash when the powder is discharged. The war department has taken the mat ter up and a test of the telescope will shortly be made before an examining Doara at w asmngton. Eleven Burned to Death. St. Petersburg, June 16. Eleven workmen were burned to death yester day in a fire that destroyed a dwelling house near Rybinsk, in the government of Xaroslav, European Russia. GRIES DEMOCRAT Senator Piatt's Answer Henry 0. Haremeyer. to Accuses Sugar King of Work ing In Interest Of DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Corporation Attorney Shephard Agrees With Trust Magnate. Lanterbach Deprecates Agita tion of Tariff Question. New York.June 16. The Herald says: Opinions widely different are being ex pressed in this city in regard to the statement of Henry O. Havemyer, pres ident of the American Sugar Refining company before the industrial commis sion at Washington recently. . Senator Thomas C. Piatt said: "Mr. Havemyer expresses the views of a Democrat and his statement was in the interest of the Democratic party." Edward M. Sbepard. a leading attor ney for large corporations said: "I thoroughly agree with the propo sition that the serious evils of so called trusts and monopolies are evils arising from the tariff system. This general doctrine was very well put by Augustus Van Wyck in his speech at the Democratic dinner in April. What ever excuse there may have been in the past for the maintenance of 'infant industries," it is certain the United States has grown far beyond the use fulness, if there ever were any useful ness of the extreme protective system under which we now live. The true warfare against monopolies ought to be waged not by undemocratic interfer ence with the liberty of business but by dealing with the system of special privileges created by the existing tar iff." Edward Lauterbach said: "Mr. Havemyer's statement is preg nant with ideas that call for careful consideration by those who shape our national policy. The acquisition of Ha waii. Porto Rico and the Philippines and what appears to be almost the cer tainty of the early acquisition of Cuba will beget a situation. As soon as these provinces become a part of the United. States that will necessitate the most careful consideration of the tariff ques tion. No Republican would rashly and without the most abundant considera tion advocate an alteration of existing tariffs. Changes in tariffs and even threats of changes do more to unsettle business conditions than anything else and even a faulty schedule is better than agitation on the subject unless it shall result in a policy that shall be just and above all, lasting for a contin ued period." Former Representative Dewltt War ner, one of the leading members of the Reform club said: "If Mr. Havemyer imagines he can elude pursuit by cry ing "stop theif he is not the first man that made that mistake. Though the accuracy of his statements as to other people's sin make one query as to whether with a somewhat further de velopment of veracity he may not turn out to be a new Saul among the proph ets. "Should he once become converted, his courage would make him invalua ble. In the face of the facts, his own conduct and the course of sugar stock prices, his suggestion that he is pro tected by only one-eighth of one per cent is simply heroic. It is true, how ever, that since Doescher and Arbuckle have been producing he has actually realized but little more than one-eighth to which he owns up." Gen. Wager Swayne. said: "There is not a doubt in my mind that the insti tution and maintenance of a protective tariff as one of the features of the gov ernment of this country was originally wise and right and has been an essen tial if not an indispensable factor in its growth and welfare." AS BRYAN SEES IX. The Colonel Says Havemeyer Is Talk ing For a Purpose. Chicago, June 16. Colonel William J. Bryan, who was in Chicago today, said concerning the statement of President Havemeyer of the American Sugar Re fining company before the industrial commission: "We will find out a lot about these combinations before we get through with them. Here is Havemeyer, who has made millions through the agency of combinations, saying these things, which are invariably inimical to labor he could not live were it not for the high protective duties. Now these du ties were put there by the Republi cans when they got in power and they will remain as long as the Republicans stay in power, but the fight of next year will not be made on the trusts, which will constitute a purely or a com paratively collateral issue; the high tariff duties and the consequent com binations which follow in their wake are the result of the victory in 1896 over the money of the people as against the money of the men who manage the trusts. "Of course, just as Mr. Havemeyer says, 'the people are plundered through the tariff laws,' but we must go back of the tariff if we want to find where the real reason lies. This sugar trust magnate has not said anything that has not been said scores of times before, but never by some prominent an advocate of trusts. Mr. - Havemeyer has some object in view in making his statements, but what it is, of course, I cannot say. "These men of millions never waste words any more than they throw away dollars; every move is calculated; they say and do things for the effect that they will have; they do not talk idly, for they are busy men; therefore, what was Mr. Havemeyer's object in making the declaration he did? We will have to wait for that." SLOAN STRIKES A WAITER Who Accidentally Spilled Champagne on Him London, June 16. The Star says to day: N After the racing yesterday (at Ascot) waiter accidentally upset a glass of waiter aecidentall yupset a glass of liquor on Sloan's clothing. The latter instantly rose from his chair and struck the waiter in the face with a cham pagne bottle, inflicting severe wounds. No doubt the affair will be hushed up, but it was the most unprovoked assault ever witnessed. MILLIONS SHORT. World's Wheat Crop Greatly Below Last Year's. Washington, June 16. The agricul tural department has issued a circular giving the substance of reports received by it up to June 10 on the condition of foreign crops. It says that a British commercial estimate tentatively puts the world's wheat crop of 1S99 at 2. 504,000,000 bushels .against 2,748,000,000 bushels in 1898, a reduction of 244,000,000 bushels or nearly 8.9 per cent. Another estimate makes a reduction of 352,000, 000 bushels. ' Reports from the country around Odessa and Nikolaieff, Russia, repre sent the grain crops, both wheat and rye, as almost destroyed by drouth. Taking into account the injuries here after reported in three or four other provinces within the winter wheat re gion, is Is evident that the crop of bread grain for the empire as a whole can not be a good one. It has even been suggested that the crop may not ex ceed that of 1897. Information from Germany is scant, but there has been complaint of de ficient sunshine and warmth and the Harvest was thought lucky to be a wesk or two later than usual. Later advices indicate better weather in var ious parts of Germany. According to the official report on the Austrian crops for the middle of May wheat and barley promised about an average yield, but rye and oats were below that standard. In a report of the Hungarian minis tery of agriculture issued May 20, the area under wheat was estimated at about 7,800,000 acres, against 7,100,000 acres last year and on this basis, taken in connection with conditions of plant some commercial estimates put the crops as high as 140,000,000 bushels, against 124,000,000 bushels in 1S9S, though other estimates are less favor able. Severe drought has prevailed in Rou mania and the wheat and rye crops are not expected to give more than half of an average yield. Other cereals also have suffered. No official report has yet been made as to the Indian wheat crop. Next to the Russian wheat crop, that of France is the largest and the outlook for a good yield is decidedly better than in the former country. According to the official crop report for May 10, the area under wheat is about the same as last year or very little less, while the condition is about 5 per cent lower. On this basis a crop would be, in round numbers, about 20,000,000 bushels less than of last year. In other continental countries and al so in Great Britain there has been con siderable complaint of cold, unseasona ble weather, but except in Denmark and Sweden there is no mention of any serious injury to important cereal crops. No official report has yet been made as to the Indian wheat crop recently harvested, but it is known to be consid erably smaller than that of 1898. Re ports as to the agricultural outlook in Australia are very favorable. AGUINALDO'S DEATH Is Reported But Rumor Is De nied by Junta. Chicago, June 16. The Tribune today prints the following: "London, June 16. An unconfirmed rumor is circulated here that Aguinal do has met a fate similar to that meted out to General Luna two days ago. De tails of the assassination are lacking. However, as ihe report was brought into Manila by a native, it finds some believers there and here. The Lon don papers have made every effort to verify it, but so far have been unsuc cessful. It is supposed here that the murder was done by Luna's friends." DENIED BY JUNTA. London, June 16. The Filipino junta here says there is no truth in the report circulated here and cabled to the Unit ed States that Aguinaldo has been as sassinated. J. H. ATWOOD CHOSEN. Leavenworth Man Made Imperial Potentate by Mystic Shriners. Buffalo. N. Y., June IS. The second and last session of the imperial council. Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, resulted in the elec tion of officers as follows: ImDerial Dotentate. John H. Atwood of Leavenworth, Kan. Imperial deputy potentate, J. u. W ma sor. Grand Rapids, Mich. Imperial assistant rabban, Henry C. Akin, Omaha. Imperial high priest and prophet, George H. Green. Dallas. Tex. Imperial Oriental guide, George L. Brown, Buffalo. Imperial treasurer, William S. Brown. Pittsburg. Imperial recorder, Benjamin W. Rowell, Boston. The next council will be held in Wash ington. M'COY POSTS A FORFEIT. The Middleweight Pugilist Anxious to Fight Jeffries. Chicago, June 16. Kid McCoy, the middle weight pugilist, who is on iii3 way to Denver, while in the city posted $1,000 with George Siler as a forfeit for a match with James J. Jeffries fior the heavy weight championship. TAKES DEWEY'S PLACE. Admiral Watson Assumes Command of Asiatic Squadron. Washington. June 16. Admiral Watson has arrived at Hong Kong, and. being on his own station, took command of the Asiatic squadron, relieving Capt. Barker of the Oregon, who has been in charge since Admiral Dewey sailed from Manila. Capt. Barker will return to the United States on a mail steamer and will proba bly be placed on leave and then on wait ing orders, having seen much arduous service for the past four years, t (vice in command of the Oregon and as a member of. the war board. Reception to Schley. Baltimore, June 16. Admiral Win field Scott Schley, who arrived here Wednesday night, as the guest of Gen. Felix Agnus, spent yesterday at "Nacirema," the country home of the general in the Green Spring valley. A reception was tendered to the admiral and Mrs. Schley this afternoon at which several hundred persons were present. Hanged' at 17. Marlboro, Md., June 16. John Berry. 17 years old, coiored, was hanged here today. Berry brutally murdered Miss Amanda Clark and attempted to mur der her sister, Annie, by beating them with a heavy club at Bowie, Md., on March 16, of this year. After commit ting the crime he went for a physician and a clergyman, having first made Annie Clark swear on a . crucifix that she would not betray him. BLOWN INTO JETERNITY. Terrible Explosion fn Cape Rreton Coal Mine. Forty Miners In the Pit at the Time. PROCABLF KILLED. Twelve Lifeless Bodies Hard Eeen Recovered. Catastrophe Was Caused by Accumulated Gas. Halifax, N. S., June 16. A special dispatch from Glacebay, C. B., one mile from the Caledonia mine, one of tha collieries of the Dominion Coal Co. says an explosion accompanied by ter rible loss of life occurred early today. More than 40 men were in the pit when the explosion occurred and it is believed that nearly all of them per ished. Twelve lifeless bodies have al ready been recovered. The explosion was caused by gas which had accumulated in the oM workings. The night shift had just come out of the mine, otherwise tha loss of life would have been even mora appalling than it is. Some of those in the mine escaped through the top but how many is not yet known. The officials at 10 a. m. were unable to state how many were in the pit but say theer may have been fifty-five. AN AWFUL ROAR. The explosions occurred in the west pit at a depth of about three-quarters of a mile and were caused by gas which, had accumulated in the old workings. The full force of men employed in the mine at night is about 150. but the night shift had just stopped work and all but about sixty had left the mine. There was scarcely an intermission between the concussions. The first was a dull boom. Then there was a rumbling noisa like an earthquake, succeeded by a deafening, prolonged and awful roar which reveberated among the hills for miles, and the shock of which shattered glass in every direction, in the immed iate vicinity or tne disaster, urc mean ing of the sound was well understood throughout the district and an anxious people flocked to the mine entrance. Be fore they arrived suffocating volumes of coal smoke began to pour out, showing that fire had tollowed the explosion. The officials of the mine were among the first to reach the shaft. A tally ot the men showed that some three score were missing, but a moment later a' number of the miners appeared, having escaped by a slope. There were about 25 in the company who were ableto re port their presence to the anxious friends at the shaft, but several others who had managed to get out of tha slope had fallen, overcome by exhaus tion or the fumes which they had in haled. When these had been reached it was evident at least twenty men. audi possibly thirty, had been cut off by. the explosion and perished. Of the incidents attending the explos ion, the survivors were for a long tima too confused to give an intelligent ac count. There was no apparent danger at midnight nor up to 2 o'clock when the underground manager, Thomas Johnson, now missing, last reported. Shortly after 4 o'clock the watchman, smelled gas and burning wood and Manager Thomas Brown was notified. He opened the shaft just as the ex plosion occurred. The work of rescue was promptly undertaken by Assistant General Manager Johnson and Daniel Merlien, underground manager of the Hub colliery, with a large number ot miners. WORK OF RESCUE. The party were confronted with many difficulties. Men, women and children hung about the opening of the slope, weeping and distracted. Down beiow a pitchy darkness prevailed, lighted by occasional brilliant bursts of conflagra tion raging throughout the pit. Tha lamps of the rescuing party shed feeble gleams as the volunteers gropej their way down into the mine, the pois onous gases almost choking them. After a brief time a body was brought up, then another, and another, until 13 had come the surface. None of them was mangled, but all were blackened. The bodies were laid side by side in the? large room in the office building. Men and women crowded into the place anil the identifications were accompanied by most pitiful scenes. In the midst of the excitement at tha mouth of the shaft the form of Manager Brown was brought to the surface. The opening of a door in one of the pass ages was followed by an explosion, and Brown was knocked senseless by tha shock. In spite of the efforts of tha rescuing party, the proportions of the fire in the pit soon forced them to give all their attention to that. The work had to be stopped at frequent intervals owing to the danger from fire damp, and with each retreat of the men tha fire traveled with double fury. The wreck of the mine seemed beyond! question, but later the atmosphere cleared somewhat and the work of fight ing the fire was effective. TWO MEN WHO LOOK ALIKE E.'lsworth Ingalls the Double of Harry Rankin of Kansas City. Klisas City. June 16. 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