ilCS OF THE DAY.
AWS TEOM EVERYWHERE.
1 .. ..
nil 1110 fill, on- nun.tii
i.m hill and t lie Ku.-icnuu
OIVME LI I.
5 6 1 7
12 j 13 lT
:? 20 21
'it',. L ' 1 1 i i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 '
t K - ri UP l"'1 IHoui
! a ' ''""''
re passed, utttif
rtiliii'iit bill wan
lis.uen. .Mr. Loupe
cell III vindication
relnry v ar, (lie
.1 ethers who hail
u,-l'v Inward tlM
, . 1 1 1 -. Mr. KiiwiIiih
burpes nn apulnst
l;ir-,- nii'l senators
.,:. .....Ill III.- hulls-, alter
,,1 smiie niiilini' business,
, .immune,..! Hi.' !-- 1 1 1 "'
y, Pey and ulT' r-d tlit?
,'lul i , .11:-. 'I'll.' -!lk(T III"
nUtee 1.1 attend 111..' Ill-
;i liiriti.T mark ul re-
.r- ;i.lj.lirll' tl.
,,n 1 in' i.l h, 11 ticroo dln
r 1 i 1 1 p 1 ' 1 1 1 ' ' situati'in race,)
r I1..111- .Mr. ll-verM-a
i Hi,, .ienu.erals I'.ir unfair
Hi.:! filly one siili- uf the
!; 1 1. lair. 1 cast's el' -molly
. pp. rs an.t iKiintinn all
l.,p,,Mlli'l.-il UillillirSS al-
:-, - le-iva by I ho soldiers
,,,'in s w tin hail fallen Into
I'.iriua.k warmly re
li.. 11 ..1 unfairness. Mr.
tan. Smlili as a nnm
. t : t . and .Mr. Iluiir ,lf-
1.1' iii.- Philippine ciim.
h"ii.-. luwiihii.ii-ir n r-
lb" t mi r. il Mr. I 'al k. r
, , ,i Hi.- ,l"alh of hi i cnl.
, rt ,.! i .'" .1 . S. S 1 llte-l, (it
1 , I, r often 'I llM- llflli.l
I ihi- speaker ,iiiiiuune( d 11
at 1111. 1 1 In- funeral. Tllf
1 llic Till, the discussion
l.ill t.,..k a Hi-nsaUim.il
iS. i'. i making 11 runs!
h in one hrt-alh de
ri. 11. '.in army In tie
iniit hum. delfli'lltiK anil
- ..f i In- shot 1; 1111 as nut'
-. -sin y to ri-tahl ptiitt-
1 . 1 1 1 . 1 .- dl' tin- whit- citi
slinni in iii fniii'l 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 :
i.i.ly in put a lllai'.i-r's
vt- .ul his ln'tly lln-iv,
!a- ttrmoei'ii 1 if 111" - m I m TS
while Mr. 'rillinan w;i-
1 . . 1 1 S'1, 1 he cm Ii-rt-ru'.'
-..'!. a pl'l lnrial Itm LIU
Ii I'll ra I i"ii "I ! In' bill
0Ah TIMES IN HAVANA.
Ilie Ciilum I U(t ,, V),r yl
1 Hfli'i.,1,1,,,, ,
"i" uitit 1
MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1!(2.
THE MARTINIQUE CATACLYSM.
1 1 wns iri tl
I ing I'liiln-r
' olmrtroom. lint the luirn-
i re tniriii- hy sti H'. it i a
f Hi" air that tlu-y u-i-i-
f,' as In
nana, May 12. -- l
llllUllll.- or ci;;i
a lai'.'i. Ciilmn j.
Muni rastiV lii-i-,..
'J'liU ua'i tl,,. signal ti
Pf'lulia, will, l'i-,-si,,.(
-a aiui ins parly
moil Mrjhlctl. am ,.,.
from tliiiusaiuls y,i
jmsitc ,M., f. ,as,., l,a,i
iiwaili'd tin?, Jul
li'i-iik. I In- i-inud -n
lii'iiili-ut anil for n,,
lllllS.tl-ll OVI-I' tl(. f.
tlic lirsl tiiiK.. t
First Reports of the Total Destruction of the City of St.
Pierre Are Fully Borne Out.
Ita t Kstr.-nla
mi htiaril. hail
"'rival since ,lay- j
fcti for 1 1, . . u ;
HiiS', whi.'li was
anions f,,i- rcss for I
was a muni,-',' r. i
'Millatiou for tl,,. Cubans, .,,, ihf
f.'i'-l thai Hie Stars ami Stripes ..,. ;
nl Iron, its customary h, s,a,V ,K..
wile tin- Cul.aii Has. oyer the castle !
sscii their enthus
Th- Cnl n 11 llae- lv
as t tic sum,, one wlueli
raised over the scnat
yyas sent to the cast It
fastened to 11,,. halva
Klalf tisei to sifinal th,
oor ami porL-scorchin;-
FULLY 30,000 HUMAN BODIES LYING AMONG THE DEBRIS.'
j ran"' JV
- j I)f sWni
The Appalling Event Described by Eyo- Witnesses - A View of the
Hums as Soon by tko First to Land After tho Fury of
tho Doatroyiiig Elomont Had Subsided.
,.r i iij.
, 1 1
of the .Inlia
As it l'os.
1 he w at t-r
tional I inn
cliiin-h I., lis
of es: el-
I "f Hie lla!,'
lialiomilil v of
"is. When ,e sumke
las Keen in the ilii-eeiim,
tl)'' till"- W.-IS ll-llileil
Hie liarnls si.-nioneil -il.iny
front played Hie n,:,n , ?.
iiu. steamers ...,,,i,., ,
funf. Tiy,, h. in i- i
I lie last of n- ;'-,. :( (I,.,. i i
' ca.-llc thi
(.-,'. u-t l
iiriu'd ; "v-r
i-i'cd and raiscil oyer the -l-r.
'1'li-rc was conf iniioiis
tlic .lulia saiit-d iicl ween :
orated tiles and hari;.--,
VUTC eheers from tl
wnarv-s. t in- severa
harlior were also
Stars inn! Strip,..;
Wf.-cli of the Maine
lla;;- the Cuban e
(if Hi- fe- li
mid u hit- I
I"'"' I'e 1'iaiiee, Island of
i'uc. Siiiula.y, May 11.
stcanu-rs, iiieliidiiijr t. o-,,v
W'sscl l.iibis Mat-toil tr her
"idny lor M. l'icrrc. Tlicy had on
board a i;oycrnineut ielc!alc, a iiuiu
In'i' of f;eii(larines. a del aclinu-nl of
rcj-'iilar 'infantry and several priests.
s also carried a quantity of.
petroleum and quickli ,
i th- crcuintiun of the
the ieliius of the lerrilile
anie outbreak of TliiirM.luy Inst.
-' 'I1 1 i'ics of di-iiife-iaii'is and
'l.s of clot hin..- f,,i- 1 1.,- i-.-f ,
nl-o uere shipped It. Si. Pierre. The
i'cl'ii"ees had, as a rule, assembled at
he Carbet and Ca-e 1'ilote. m,t far
from Si. 1'ierre. ami. ii is reported
tl .-ami of them lone die, I
since ihe fearful si ream of lava
poured ilou n Mont Pel.'-.
Sen ( Willi Wri-rliiiKi..
niorniiiL' th- inh
awok- to find
sliroudinjj the Mont lVlu
All day Wednesday horrid dc-
ips ill I In
! of ll.c di-a-
-uui m liaiyc
aii-.-.l a black
nnaiit to be placed.
The steam tun; I la util h-s the old
lilili'.Mercr, uas i:wn the rit'lit i.(
in 1 he ;,:a rme pr. ins.i. m,
he arrurd at the wharf the
t elect was iM'leonii'd by
--i'lolil-Klcct, I'i-t.nc, in ;i
'a til- si
icf of the
t i lu
Mif tl.'' l"'iliM a sharp,
l-iliu cull'itpiy between
: il.i.) ami Carni.-ick
i iM.i.l mail- a foi-eeful
' . ' - ill respnllSI' III St Hit:
. ,,ii ill" Tlh, liv .Mr. Till
Pi Hi- In, use, llic bill r-r
' i',. '.il:, ma. hi'lian Terrt
. w a s uii'l'-r discus.
-, l..n. P. .--.'lull, 'tis I,:
i'..i:: i and In. li. in T-rrl-,
iii-.l .,--,v Mexico w.-r.
.: ni"ii of r.-iii'.-t at the
.( "ii ir.i 1 Saiiil'snn was.
-.iiili'i'l' f sey-Il rp-
si tin- nth, -I'.'b.it.i nn ihe
i- -inu.il, 1.',' im;
a " i i-1 p. ti ,i I lino
1. 1, 1 was :lc -act ,-s-u ul. . .
:-i,l f'er 111.- a I rn i u, i el
... .iii.l X v Mi-M'... wii.--ii'
!-u.,'i. a- O'lierlt tt by
-.-1 p: ft-s a .-w n .Tiial
i i . r-u i- -.1 ami li.Pncnl
. f .. y Mexn-n .-.nil ,ol-
!,.(.- ,if M. niit-r.imia. was
- 'I'll,- I. nt a- j .a 1 1 ..l th.
I.-. I in pi-iv.Ke pension
U'i' t',1 :
1,1 IOC ti
it of St.
n. a jii in i n i 1
.lacolis, HI., ltivs
I'-tl while .n S!
ml h- has not I.--I:
ativ-M !' ;,:' that lu
nii I. ml pi;
1 l'-i'n sent at iv-s, on
d tin- omnibus state
tlic admission of Ari
Nico and t il.lahoimi.
-ii Ih- (.tlh. conlirtti-il
i cf II. K. lOvans In be
't ei'l'l ill le'll-
here was Sc
-nine by P.
dressed jn e
Atuerican n pi
address ami re
wharf tin- pre
ctl I" ill,- pal;.-
staff ami tlic
Sctior Pahna at tl
the pre. idciil-elci
sp he;, were inn
llaiana and Seno
Ihe people of all
Ii'eplyin-. Sell i
said 1 hat Ins p
I l)y ;,
a I Ti.'.n, y
cci s. Tl. step
w n .t rcct s a
lis cere standi
c hiKpital el,
lilh its hamls
cut irel y
I lie ca-
a- Iv l r.-u
i-nt inp- the
tin nil sides w
ra I )il l it i, :
1'rom Ihe i
) lie inbers of Ihe .
v. (n n. Wood, his 1
ect'et a ries received '
1 palace, l-'roiu here
I proceeded to tin! :
I IniiMin";. wlici-e ,
!e b. the ina.Viir of
Znyas. The la't.-r j
I 'a 1 ma in b'-h:
classes and all
Not a di
clouds of y,,
town, an I c
of 1 he t ow u
ami were n
in;r. 'I here w
1 1 U-c heaps ,
nun. I port mils oi
-oil hcrcl up by
Ilk of y.
scd by Up
racd to tin
ed by beds
LTI"( HI 1 1 1 1 .
and rn i eh
la I'alma !
a prat if.'- :
s of the
fstrecls. were to
boditl well for '1
In (hat ueip
nrp.s.'s vcrc 1
'. w lu
imblie. Ceil. W'o
(Icti. Ma inin I ...
dl Ill-elect will 1
"lira linn. May St
fast in honor "f
at one o'clock v
lie was scaled
tnacr i f t he c
was sea led at I lie ma
At a dinner piven
Woial. Sctii'i' P.ilma.
archbishop of lla'.an;
and a number of pr
Al a banquet pi veil in honor
president-elect at Maiutias l-
II Ml Mlilloles.
iborhootl Ihi nil r
iiiud l. in"- in all
willir I hat the '. i
as if by a li-l
of the !
v, the :
t a l ies ;
in iuan c
1. ( uriouslv
the dead were -cuci'
ptiscfiil. alihouph in s
el illl .
l M 1 1 -n s ( hea
i a I m atui rt
-as, - iei rilile fripht and a"'on
depicted, drim piles of bodic
stacked cvciw w licre. show iin
(icalh had stricken thcin wh
I ' 'W t
"ii .ani of th- liny
as r-si-n-d his of
linn -oiifrress was
dc, May P.', to olt
'resident Sinum Sam
il 1. Pi'.'i'.. for a term
. o .
'I in I
i I heoloti ie:i I seminary,
'it'"' in tb- history- of
church, has conic-
uf bachelor of di
unaii Miss Florence A.
' 'Uislanlinople, 'I'urlcry.
'"''''is A. Kiniili, f Ari
uh'ti seriously ill. with
ls iipnplcx.v, on th- floor
!""'' of rcprcseiilativcs, on
Jii-I af ,,,i,i.,
,. ,M 1,1 Cjl I , -St
' HI bel-'lf .. 11 1.... ..
' ( u- uuniission
'''''""'.v ns stal-.
f "" hells, t ,e l,ou-,l
Mem-rial chime, va.
'v, N. V.. on tl,,. ui I,
-Nh wli-r- it will 1.
J1' t"'-ver of SI. 1'nul's
I--- . It II i v If,
"'.v rcnorls: i-,,, .,.;,... i ,,,,
"f Ihe loth, imlicnted
ruction of St. Pi-,
. caused by a, violent
"'M"n' 1VI-- which envel
, ' .v uml surroiintlinn; ,n.',
,'tBr,;"l''(f 1l.o iKtrbor. wit,, a
i p. persons are nun-
-Miirtiiii,,,,.., al, the ,),
"'I (lion ,,P al.... ,. ,
it ' aioni, i-ciee, ami
it her's arms.
man. a co
of the -it
tonatloiis had been heard. Thes-Av-re
echoed from St. Thomas on the
north, toliarbadocs on th- south. The
'" nadini;- ceased on Wednesday
nipht, and line ashes f,.ji ik,. ,..,;
St. Pierre The inhabitants were
aiarmeil. bill Coy. Monttct, Avllo I
arrived at St. Pierre th,. -yenine;' be
fore, did every t hint;' possible to allay
Tiie Pritisli stcaiuer lioraiimi
reached St. Pierre on Thursday with
ten passengers, amono- avIioiii were
.Mrs. Mokes and her thr -1,
anil Mrs. II, ,1. Jncc. Th-y were
walchin-; the rain of ashes when,
with a fri-htful roar and terrific
electric discharges a cyclone of lire,
mud and steam swept down from the
crater over town and bay, sw pin
all before it and dostrnyiii- the fleet
of vessels at anchor oil' the shore.
There the accounts of the catas
trophe so far obtainable cease.
i uii'iy iiioiisaiul corpses are str
about, buried in the ruins of
Pierre, or else lloatitii;', gnawed by
sharks, in the sitrroiindiiijf seas.
Tweiity-ei-'ht charred, half-dead hu
man beings w-i. re brou-hl here. Six
teen of I hem are already dead, and
only four of th- whole, number are
expelled to recover.
The Associated Press steamer, chart-red
in (bind, 'loupe, nea red Marti
nique at (':::() Sunday nioriiin-. The
island, with its lofty hills. Avas hidden
behind a hu-e veil of violet, or leaden
colored l;ac. linorntous ona nt Ii ies ,.r
th- wreck:!-;- of l:ir-e and small ships
and houses strewed the .surface of the
sea. Iluse trees, too, and, often,
bodies, wiili Hoclis of sea trulls snnr-
i"t.' nl i. and hideous sharks li-ht-
iiij.' about Iheni, were lloatinji here
and there. Fi , behiiul the voleanie
A-il cam- blasts of hot wind, tiiin-l-d
w it h others icy cold.
At l.e Pre-heur. liv- miles north of
St. Pierre, canoes with men and
women, frantic to pet away, beeped
for a pnssatie on th- steamer,
Th- whole north end of th- island
was eo-r-d with a silver -ray eoat
iwg of ash-s r-s-mblin-- dirt A' snow.
sAA-pt in throupli th- t
holes. sniVoeatiu"; and
1 was terribly burned by thcsi
b-rs aia.ut th- fa and hands
inanan-cd to reach the deck. As
as it. Avas possible aaIicii there 1 nius-
tereu (he l-w siirivnrs aaIio s :n-d
move, ordered them to slip
hor, leaped for the brid-;,. and
ransr flic enpine for full speed astern.
second and third enL'inecr and a
fireman urn- on watch below, and so
cs.cajied injury. 'They did their part
in tlic attempt to -scape, but the
men ..on deck could not, work the
sti'erfii(f jrear because it was jammed
by tho debris from ih- volcano.
We iiccordin-Iy Avent ahead ami
astern until the p-ar Avas free, but in
this ruiiiiinir backAvard and forward
it was two hours after the first
shock before aac. were clear of the
The atmosphere aa:is eliar-vd with
ctise ',, ivas practically in-andcsc.-nl ,
and to move about the deck was not
only dilbcull, lull absolutely perilous.
1 am only now able to bepin thor-
I search the shii
for any dama-e done by this aoI
oniiic rain, and to see if there are any
'l- i's in oul-ol'-t hc-Avay places. For
instance, this inorniti"; I found un
til- peak ol the Ion
The body was horribly burned, ami
nltlinu;li in a dreadful Mate nf tor
ture fit, m their burns. Their screaiii
of a cony were heart rendine;. Out of
a total of twenty-three on board the
lloddam. which includes the captain
an'! the orcAv, ten are dead and sev
eral are in the hospital. My first and
second males, my chief enninocr am!
my supercarrro. Campbell by nn
were killed. The ship Avas covered
from stem to stern Aiith tons of pow
dered laA.-i, which retained its heat
for hours after it. had fallen. In many
ble on deck were constantly ipnitina'.
and il was with jjreat. difliculty that
AM- i'c.v surivors mana-cl to k-"p
th- dailies down. Mv ropes, awiiin-s
I witnessed the
St. Pierre. The 11
town in every qua
i such rap-
rt-r ami h s
ithly that it aa as inipo.-sblc that any
person could be saved. As I have said,
the day was turned suddenly to
iiiirht. but 1 Id distin-uiish by the
Iipht of the burninfjf toAvn people dis
tractedly minimi.'' about on the beach,
'l h- din rn i ntf buildin-'w sioiid rmt-
th- siirroundiii"- darkness like
black shadows. All this time tip
mountain was roarinp and shakiu-.
and diii-iny th- intervals between
these terrifyiii"- sounds I could hear
the cries of despair and
the I housniids aaIio wcrt
These cries added In the 1
scene, but it is iinpossibb
s blasts t
over t he
A ere built
f St. Pierre stretched
miles aloii- the water
id n half mil- back to a cliff
base of the voh-ii The
d' I he richer French families
niokin-; volcano towered
ash-covered hills. The
luirniiiir in maiiv places.
rs of burned tlesh
t h- air.
iinproA-iii-nls mad- in the school m
1 imii . and in sani1at:"ii by the Amc
leans sine- their iniencution. His r
marks were well received.
The house has voted to accept
credentials of the representatives
front Mataiias. It will meet io-.:i,v
to cfl'ect the or;.;ani,'a t ion of a "
.Mrs. Ktrada Pa I ma. wife of th.?
president -elect, will lie wclcomod of
licially AAben she arrives here 'o-day.
She loft. May S for lbiAanii an the
Ward line st-iuner Havana.
... in nere tor safckcepiii".
The vaults of the p'ov-rnin-ul I reas
ury are now bcinp sea relied, in tin
hope that a lai'-;e auioiint of uioiicv
ami other Aaluables deposited by tlic
(I,,. ! principal nicrchiints of th- city mill
Soldiem from Intnl.
Npav York, May 12.-- 'I'm'
ir,iiiu'i' niindn, which
ycslerdav afternoon from Cuban
jmrls, brnnprht as passenpers !!! en
listed men of the Tenth cavalry.
Fnited Slates army, aaIio had boon
stationed at llol-nin, Cuba, for near
ly throe years. The men bclou": te
' .. '. . , i i- .....I .. ,. in colli-
troops P. I', i iiii" "" '" ....
mand of Ciipt )! l'"l''"J--,..,
route to l-'ort ll.ibinson
There wore also J
i reii. lautiiies oi
i women ami run-nnn-ooinniissiiinotl
crs and 72 disehar-cd soldiers.
"'I1' '"ii of Mont ..l.,
"ic Aver- ,1,,.. , . .
ion,,', S'',S' n"'
";;iu,i f,ily nn(l 1h
,ils iMiuiil are mnonjr tile
"t -f liear-Adtniral W!H
"(ten l'S'"1 '"'t't'rod nt
TT' Vn- 0",,,'
flitter., t "'"Kt i"llU'OSSiAe
1 . ,sj "or seen in Ul(! .
, , ' P''ti.'ipated in by
,, ' :" "f 11m national
..C; ''i'll'e i.erddiint
inuV 'T- "". ;,.
i i , ",l,,,,hi"' ''"
r, ' ' ' Pi-'ty and vir-
, ' Arohbishop Corri- ,-
.,, ''"'I. Noav Vork cil.v
Mile um !' 1111 oim
mivil of French
him at Havre,
1 himself as de-
1),IIIi(.m1 Willi Ano rUiiii Trln.
x..,v York. May ll.-iSnnlos Dun.o.it
has arrivod hero, sn.vs
patch from V"- A
where In1 express-
liehlcd with bi
rtcn.i.Mi ;..ny " '"'lr'-
Kew York, May ll.-AUan Fettorly.
17 years old, n.n t fonnor .-loriTj-nut"
-v .'esiilinS -
1 lloberl Currio, a ).." '
1 LMiilty i
rc reuiainieu n
btiirhiry. They we.
.,.e 'l'n..-'' .
Chiea-o, Jbty 1,arbBr'
tliiia( , , f ,...,.,.. a
Jlelmotit. avenue, a
. , -u ciiol twice
unit More l'J'
r" Paul, Slin.. May n-. .
1 i dl l-er". stonnilltters lind
neuters, biisM.ij" . .
01,,er meohanies ll.l;nt-a
bttilding tvades co.mc, n rc o,
,0 enforee u demani. foi
bains and increased l.aj.
i lan IteliiueON II-nciiimI.
j Nearly 1 .( Ml of the refugees from
the vicinity of tho Ailla-e of l.e Pre
chciir. t( suburban a illape to t he noli h
; of St. Pierre, Avero resciiod by tlic
I French cruiser Suchet and Ihe cable
j repair (-hip i'ou.yor (Juertier. and Avcre
i As a result of his inspection, tlic
I inlander of the Suchet reports
that crevices and valleys are con
stantly 'oriiiin-; in (lie northern por
tion (o the island, whore the land is
in a stale of perpetual chan-o. For
tunately, tiiat part of the country
was evaluated in -ood time by the in
habita:ils,V'ho Hod to Fort-Do-Franec.
,V. llllllllK'H (l I'llllV.
Lava coitlniiies to stream down the
mountainside, accompanied by terrific
thunder and li-htniii'.
The dearth of provisions is be-in-nine;
to be Jolt throuptiout the island.
.Numerous families are eoniplotel.A
rui 1 and oven shelterless, while
the menus at the disposal of tho au
thorities are much too inadequate to
cope the distress.
Conimtinicalion is particularly cut
nlT from nil the surrounding1 islands
except by stray vessels, which are
seized upon by the inhabitants to flee
A l'ri'KH itertriwntutivi. I.onrni Some of the
Aw.'ul llcliiltx I'roni Who
lulled II"' Scene.
lie franco, Island oi .iiarti
Mav I-.-It ",w seems to be
linittod that, aliotit tltirty
With -real difliculty a landing waf
il'ected. N.it one house was left, in-
tact. is-id heaps of mud. of bri"'
-r ashes, or iil,-s of volcanic stones
Acre seen on every side. The. st roots
could hardly be 1 raced. Hero and
there amid the ruins wore heaps of
corpses. Almost all tho J'aeos avoi'O
In one corner bodies of men.
women and children were minnlcd in
."h- awl"! liia-.-s. arms and le-s pro-
"ir a-, 'be 'liipi.-ss, inhqrs fell in
I' .. ' -i. .', ."''' 'f ""Pth's af.ony.
; !'"'- the 'niki I,':- r-f 1!" ''! Pj
"on iii ,.i a I - ..' S'ir.iiii, t;i,. vv""ai,ts
' i i ne river iiiiva.c ,,..t ti :, with
roots upward and scorcheu . y tire,
were strewn in every direction. .11 un
blocks and still hot stones avciv scat
te red about. From under one luryo
stone the arm of a white woman pro
truded. Most notable Avas the utter
-ileiiee and the awful, ovorioAvorin
stench from the thousands of dead. '
Careful inspection showed that, Ihe
liery stream which so completely de
stroyed St. l'icrrc must have been
composed of poisonous erases, which
: . . t ii . .i .
oisi.iioi.i siiuo-aieii every one Avno in
haled them, and of other gases burn-in-,'
furiously, for nearly all the vic
tims had their hands covering' their
mouths or were in some other atti
tude showing that they had sotitilit
relief from suffocation. All the bodies
were oarboni.ed or roasted.
A. (I. Austen, tho inanae-er of the
Colonial liank of l'arbados, landed at
SI. l'icrrc with a party from the Jlrit
ish royal mail steamer Solent, lie
found the bank clock stopped at sonic
minutes before ei-ht o'clock.
horse and Iniftgy and a policeman
were ill a dead irronp at the door.
ollphlv t o ol
""" """..o ", i" N-v u i nerc are a ll' i
'l-l'S 111 oul-ol-the-AVav places. Fop :
insianco. mis morion"; l tound on e inousniius who were pcrisinmr. i
body in the peak of the forecast le. Those cries added 1 o the terror of 1 he !
The body was horribly burned, ami j scene, but it is impossible o il-scrib-
g9W su A wslpJn--lBr oy--BTJuinna ttttoj 7arr,nr7.,
ron i . " jf '"t ' V V ' t w i n
& ,sr& f y & 1 I
'i f..; "''i.Yr- i
fully justifiod emergency moasureii.
Secretary Hay was requested to ac
quaint Secretary Kuot and Secretary
Moody with the president's wishes,
and they wore charged to carry out
the details of the arrangements.
The treasury department was in
structed to co-operate, and it is sup
posed that this will mean the em
ployment of the revenue cutters and
the medical olliecrs of the marine
The war department, with its well-or-anicd
supply departments, yvas
ree-arded as in better position than
any other institution to take cliarg-e,
of th- relief measures, except, that it
had no means of transportation, the
SedL'Aviok, which is out of condition.
being the only army transport on the
Atlantic const. Fortunately, the navy
had a handy ship in the Dixie. Avhich
arrived al. .New York recently from
a traiiiinp' cruise. She was purchased
just prior to the Spanish Avar, ami,
having been a merchant freighter, is
admirably adapted to the service re
quired of her now.
i -.isec rotary Moody immediately tele
graphed to (.'apt. lierry, her com
mander, to ship supplies to be offered
urn and to sail at the earliest possi
ble moment for Martinique, lie was
a nt bin iz-d to extend relief to other
inds il he found any necessity for
so doing. .Navigation bureau olli-ers
estimate that she can by coaled ami
provisioned and gotten urtT way by
'Ihe scientific departments of the
government will aAiiil of the oppor
tunity to send on the Dixie as passen
gers or observers tvA'o professors
from the geological survey. . Har
vard volcano specialist also will be
The United Slates steamer P.ulTalo,
so a converted merchant frei-htcr.
Avill be used as a relief ship if the
Dixie does not siitliee.
Adjt.-Cen. Corbin. Quarlerninster
(ieiieral l.iidingl on, Cunimissnry-lien-
Weston ami Suro-eon-Ceneral
Sternberg wore charged by Secretary
Poof with the arrangement of that
part of th- relief measures pertaining
to the Avar department.
After a feAv minutes' consultation
uflieial orders were dictated for the
guidance of the three supply depart
ments, giving the scheme of distribu
tion as follows:
Throe medical otlicers, with $j.0U')
worth of medical stores, etc.; one
sisicin'0 olhccr. with ;?"ii,0'ii iu
res, consisi'mg of Hoc, dried iish.
sugar, coffee, lea, cann.
doused cream, salt am
vine-ar; one ollioer of
worth of clothlne; sup
AA'omeii and children.
Secretary lioot indorsed the scheme
"The above distribution is approved
and th- purchases will be made ac
cordingly, ready for shipment in ease
tho pending bill for relief of Marti
nique becomes a Uiaa.''
The orders directed that these otli
cers and stores be sent on the Dixie
to be distributed at smdi points as
may be designated by the navy ofii-
ccrs in command of ihe Dixie uud
in -t rn i-1 i"ll s piven by the fccrela
of the navy.
'The medical oiliei
such medical aid as
lower, i n audit ion t
icn. Weston, commissar-, . t,-!,,
The Strike In the Three Anthracite
Districts of Pennsylvania
ll SOllps. COIl-
1 popper and
wit h Sljll.'loQ
lies for men,
ABOUT 140,000 MEN AND BOYS ARE IDLE
The CiimpunleM Do Want
FlKhl, Hut Will Live Ilii- Men All
IIib I'lulil Tlier Want If Fnreeil
to Tlioimniiilii of Men In Other
line. Will be Aft'ecleil.
Seratiton, 1'a., May 1,1. President
Mitchell, of the Unit oil Mine Workers,
said that, the strike in the three an
thracite districts is complete. Ap
proximately llb.uOO men and boys are
idle, of which number only one half
are in the Lackawanna and Wyoming
region. In every instance, Mr. Mitch
ell said, the order to suspend opera
tions had been obeyed. About 20,000
mine workers are out in th- Lehigh
district and aO.Ootj in the Schuylkill
An official of the Delaware, Lacka
wanna v Western Railroad Co. said
that that corporation had no inten
tion of resorting1 to a lookout.
Continuing, ho said: 'AVe do not. in
tend to irritate the men. and the
other companies are of tho same
mind. Nothing will be done after
Wednesday. The situation is now in
the hands of the miners. After
Wednesday it will be in our bands.
"Wo appreciate the facts that John
Mitchell does not want a strike.
.Wither do tho companies, despite
Avhat has boon said to the contrary.
While Ave do not want a fight, we will
give the men all the light they de
sire if they decide that there is to be
From the same o racial source comes
the announcement that the Delaware,
Lackawanna A' Western company has
stopped selling coal. .Not a carload
has been shipped since Saturday
morning. Any order must now be ap
proved by tho head of the coal de
partment before being tilled. The
other companies have taken similar
action, and it is believed a coal fam
ine will speedily result if the suspen
sion is made permanent on Wednes
day. Tho election of instructed delegates
is in progress. President Mitchell
went to Wiikesbarre Monday, but he
says there was no significance in the
s are to render
may be in their
1 he (list ribii i ion
,-. t v tff-:: t i;.v.1..1,.'i',1iJ
the Death-Dealng Volcano.
thousand persons lost their lives as a
result of the oulbreulv oi ine mourn.
Peleo volcano at St. Pierre on Thurs
day Ist. Careful investigation by
competent government officials shows
that the earlier reports of the press
The American consii
loupe, Louis II. Aynie,
,e desolate spot when
. itiul ennfinns the
in nil' its' ossenlial details
from tin interview
who is a trained American newspaper
with Col. Aytne,
CAPT. FREEMAN'S STORY.
The tinnier of the Sleiim-r Hoilihiin
Su.vk "It Win I.Ike WKn-bsIiib
the i:iul of the World.
St. Lucia, liritish West Indies, May
P.'. The steamer Hoddani, of which I
am captain, left St. Lucia at mid
night of May 7, and was olT St. Pierre,
Martinique, at, six o'clock on the
morning ol the Sth. I noticed that
the volcano, .Mount Pelee, was smok
ing, and crept shiAvly in toward the
bay. finding there, among others, the
steamer borattna, the telegraph re
pairing steamer Urapplcr and four
sailing vessels. A wall of lire SAvept
over the town and the bay. The l!od
dam was struck broadside by 1 lu
burning mass. The shock to the ship
was terrible, nearly capsizing her.
1 went to anchorage between novel
and eight and had hardly moored
ivlien the side of the volcano opened
out, with n terrible explosion. Hear
ing the awful report of the explosion
and seeing the great wall of flames
aproaehing the steamer, those on
dock sought shelter wherever it wnt
possible, and jumping into the cabin
the forecastle uud even into the hold
UK' - '"' lia.l I'sp-ei 'y cr-pl.
there in irv i .
(In the arrival of th- i.
Lucia the ship presented
appearance. Dead and calcined bodies
lay about ihe deck, which was also
crowded with injured, helpless and
suffering people. Prompt assistance
was rendered to the injured by the
authorities hero, and my poor, tor
tured men were taken to tho hospital.
The dead were buried anil I bad omit
ted to mention that out of laborers
that 1 brought from (Irenada to help
in stevedoring. six only survived. Most
of the others throw themselves over
board to escape, a dreadful fate, but
they mot a worse one, for it is tho
actual fact that the water around tho
ship was literally at a boiling heal.
The escape of my vessel Avas mir
aculous. The woodwork of tho cabins
and bridge and everything inllam.na
;fios. The sun Avas completely ob
scured, and 1lie air was only illumin
ated by tho flames from the volcano
.mil those of the burning town and
hipping. It seems small to say that
the scene was terrifying iu the ex
As we backed out we passed close
in the L'oraimn, which aa a s one mass
uf blaze. The steam Avas rushing
from the engine room, and the
screams of those on board were ter
rible to hear. The erics for help
were till in vain, for Ave could do
nothing but save our own ship. When
I last saAV the Koraima she aahs set
tling down at the stern. That avus
about ten o'clock in the morning.
When the Jtoddain was safely out of
the harbor of St. Pierre and its deso
lations and horrors, 1 made for St.
Lucia. Arriving here, and when the
ship was safe, I mustered the sur
vivors as well as 1 was able and
searched for the dead and injured.
.-Some J found in the saloon, where
I hey had vainly sought for safety, but
cabins were full of burning ember1,
that had blown in through the port
holes. Through those the fire swept
as through funnels and burned the
victims where they lay or stood,
leavlmr a circular imprint of soon-hod
,ind burned flesh. I brought, ton on j
.'eelc who wore thus burned. Two of I
ilienj were dead, the others survive''. !
,'C d. It
tho dreadful sensations
was 'ike witnessing the
. ml .
crew I'-ndei t il
gate tho ship H .
sotieau, our agent at
pencil to be on board
1 really believe that
survivor of St. Pierre
- "' th-
':. Pius.- !
'- - he a- 1
was saved, and !
ho is the only
and he is seri-
graphoil immediately to Col. Plainer 1,
tho commissary ollioer at the .Now
York depot, directing him to expend
the allotment in th- purchase of tea,
coll'ec. sugar and other foods as
agreed upon and to see that these
goods were loaded on the Dixie.
Capt. Calliigher. on- of (ion. W c ;
ton's most valued assistants, aa.-is se
eled to tin to Ncav York and urocee.l
on the Dixie to .Mart inique. lb- will
ii' in complete charge of the ilistri
uition of the stores, and a fund of
SJ.uno was allot I id to him for emer
The character of the president's in
structions to the departments con
cerned in the relief work may be
gathered from the .text of the follow
ing letter which was delivered to Sec
retary Moody yesterday, after the
president had seen Consul Ayim-'s
The president directs mo to ox
press to you his Avish that your de
partment go to the furthest limits
of executive discretion for tho rose le
tud relief of the afflicted Wands in
the ,t , ibb-a;,.
OTHKK TIIOISAVDS AFFECTED.
Train ( rem On the Coal ( urrvinir
IliilKln Will he Idle.
Heading, Pa., Mav i::. The coal
shortage is already apparent here.
Coal dealers were besieged all of Sun
day by customers, and they say that
they have more orders than the- can
fill in a month, even with the mines
running. On an average tho Philadel
phia ,S- Pending l.'ailwny Co. trans
ports thron-h this city about l.iiOO
oars of anthracite coal daily. This
docs not include vvhat is carried Avost
via .VcAvherry. To handle this traffic
required a largo number of engines,
nil of which Avill bo thrown out of
s-riice. Jiesid-s the main line coal
train crows, it will all'eot many of the
shifting crcAvs all along the line.
Mnhanoy Piano will b" throAvn out
of service, and with 1'eAV exceptions
all the crews employed at Pulo Alto,
Cressona. Cordon and Shamokin will
be put on shorter hours.
i I'icf of t
otisly burned on the hands and face.
Signod Flit: F.MAN,
Master liritish steamship lloddam.
IT (illOWS MOHi: Tr.H1lllll.lv,
lu-ne AreiiM In the .North of Mnrtl
liiillle .SlihiiierKOfl ly Hivfiiu;
II it era.
London, May I.'!.- The colonial office
j received tho following ilispiiteh. Man-
day afternoon, from Administrator
i Hell of the Island of Dominica, I'rit-
ish West Indies:
mo .Martinique catastrophe ap
pears to be even more terrible than
at first reported, liefupves arriving
hero this afternoon say the new
craters are open in many directions,
that tho rivers are overflowing am!
that large areas in the north of the
island are submerged. Other dis
tricts are ci'OAvdod witli survivors. Al
most total darkness continues. 1 do
not believe (iiiadaloupo can adequate
ly relieve (ho stupendous distress."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF.
rani to the
The Prenliti iil Aot l'romptlr In On-mUzlng
l or Heller of the ll-nt Itilte
Washington, May 13. The president
himself turned his attention yester
day to the 'extension of relief t.i the
sufferers from the terrible catastro
phe iu the Lessor Antilles. Although
congress had not finally appropriated
the funds necessary for the purchase
of supplies, the president proceeded
with the greatest, energy to give
shape to the relief measures. Secre
tary Hay avus called in and brought
with him the dispatch from United
Stale1' Consul Ayme which served a
official continuation of the worst re
ports of tho extent, of the disaster,
and, in the opinion of the president,
b '.'",n , f "tritptai-ii! . v,
til it t t'd to M-ciciai , .
lowing suggestion in r.
situation at Martinique:
"It has occurred to i,lis bureau that
the refugees from the Island of Mar
tinique may suffer from want of good
water. Naturally the surface water
will be strongly impregnated with
sulphur, and thus bo unsuitable for
"There is a good water bam- at
Key West, with a capacity of lT.'.OU'J
gallons, ready for immediate use.
There also is one at Norfolk, capable
of 400,000 gallons ready for immediate
use. Those may be towed to what
ever locality selected for a camp for
the refugees at once. They can be re
filled at Kingston, Jamaica, or Cape
Haytien, llayti, where there is an
abundance of good water."
Secretary Moody lias Admiral l'rad
ford's suggestion under favorable
consideration, and the secretary will
act on it to-day, in case other means
to serve the same end have not
peared in the meantime.
K1M! FDWAHll'S COM'IIIIII TI(IX.
The Ilritinh Huler S-nili Sjmpmhj.
lu S ii Iii t u ii I i ii I Form.
Paris, May l.'l.- King Edward has
sent L'.i.ooo francs as ids contribution
to the fund being raised for the re
lief of the sufferers from the Martin
The czar has telegraphed to Presi
dent l.oubet expressing the sincere,
sympathy and himself the sympathy,
avIio share with Franco the sorrow
caused by the West Indian catastrophe.
ChicflKO Mnlooim Itniiloi.
Chicago, May 13. The west side po
lioemen, under instructions from
Mu.vor ll.inisoii, raided saloons and
music halls which have violated the
midnight and music ordinances Sun
day night and arrested wore ilu'-i;
BIG STRIKE ON IN DENVER,
Lumber 1 1 n nil Ic Woml .vorl.,r.
l.lA-rv Stable .Men, linkers. Ma
chinist anil TciiiiiMtcr Out.
Denver, Col.. May Eight hun
dred men are nmv on strike in Den
ver. Six large unions are involved,
and the 11'ouble slums signs of
spreading. 'The lumber yards, wood
working mills and the livery stables
are completely tied up. while many
bakeries are practically closed, owing
to the strike of bakers, which began
Sunday. Tho organizations on strike,
Avith the number of men out. are as
follows: Woodworkers, ;00; lumber
men. 1 .VI; stablemen, bit); bakers, 110;
machinists. 03; team drivers. 2.1. To-
The , i-ritet ' rs ; p d U - building
en. flu will I" in ',.. i ,' (.,
' .- V bv AV. ,, ; ; ,
'fn-t-iv .:;,- th,. grocery
clerks vvib up i! : i . t t , .VK
of the union bakers if the retail gro
cers attempt to handle "unfair"'
Sentenced for Life.
Guthrie. Okla., May lH.-ln the dis
trict court here, yesterday, Frank El
lis was sentenced to the penitentiary
for life for the murder of Ferris
Clayton, in Cttthrio, last September,
while Kllis was a member of the po
lice force, lie pleaded insanity and
had four trials, each one being
against hi in. The case will be ap
pealed to the Oklahoma supreme
court. Ellis was a resident of Indianapolis.
Fire at Carliniuttile. kiut.
Topeka, Kas., May PLA special to
the Journal from Curbandale, 14
miles southwest- of Topeka. says that
a lire which originated in Frank
O'Donnell's store. Monday morning
destroyed practically the entirely
business soot ion of that town. Among
the principal losers were Frank
O'Donnell. general merchandise; the
McColm Hardware Co.; Nora Lewis,
millinery; the Harry Harness Co.,
Sutherland hall and Sutherland ho
tel and li. 11. Mct'lair Hardware Co.
The cause of the tire is unknown
and the loss is not estimated.
To View the Hulim.
Ncav York, May II-William P.
Fno, of New York, and a party of
friends have sailed on Mr. Kno's
yacht Aquilo, for the vVest Indies,. to
view the work of the volcanoes, an I
other owners of private yachts are
preparing to follow.
American Com pun lea I.ut Mule.
New York. May ri Tn-'il'-v
among local fire Insurance agents iii
dioates that American companies sus
tained no losses worth mentioning In
the destruction ol St. Pierre.
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