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PEICE TWO CENTS. WOMAN 1 -SLASHER" Interrupts a Festive Gather ing in Cleveland. SOCIETY GASPS HARD Mrs. Henry R. Adams Smashes Furniture for Two Hours. A DINNER FOR HER HUSBAND Ihlm I* Why She Object*, and Illumes the Woman— Minneapolis AYoiua.ii Present. Special to The Journal. Cleveland, 0.. May 15.—Society here is gasping at the trouble developed at an exclusive little dinner party in Brookdale street, just around the corner from Euclid avenue, last night. An angry wife. Mrs. Henry R. Adams, made a fight for her husband such as few women ever at tempted. With her husbands mother, his brother and his coachman, she drove to the ele gant home of Mrs. Harrison E. Gilniore, a divorced woman. Seated at the dinner table were Mrs. Gilmore, Henry R. Adams, head of the Adams Bag company, who is a former lieutenant in the regular army and whose family is socially one of the most prominent in the city; Walter D. Meals, chairman of the republican county committee; H. D. Davis, a young society leader, now assistant prosecuting attor ney, and Mrs. Gilmores sister, a Mrs. Bennett of Minneapolis. Mrs. Adams sent her coachman to the door with a note addressed to Mrs. Gilmore. The servant said Mrs. Gilmore did not live there. Then the coachman thrust his arm through the door and someone inside shut it violently and cut the coachman's wrist. Then the wife broke the bay window and followed by her mother-in-law, brother-in-law and the latter's wife, climbed through it. There was consterna tion at the dinner table. Mrs. Adams, in honor of whose husband the dinner was given, rushed to the hostess. They clinched and struggled, scattering silver and glassware. The hunted husband aided the coachman in separating the women and then stood back. With a carving knife and a wine bottle the wife began the destruction of every thing in reach. She slashed the silken hangings uniil they lay in strings on the floor. She smashed the china and glass ware with the bottle. All the thne she upbraided her husband and called on hi? mother to witness his disgrace. The re publican county committee chairman and the assistant prosecuting attorney started to find a policeman, but they were re called by Mrs. Gilmore, who insisted that no outsiders be brought in, although household treasures were being wrecked. The battle began about 8 o'clock and at 10 o'clock the angry wife was still de stroying things. She became hysterical and finally fainted and was taken home by her husband's relatives. Mrs. Adams says Mrs. Gilmore has hypnotized her hus band, and that he is less to blame than she. There was to have been a hearing to-day on a motion to give Mrs. Gilmore the custody of her child, now in the pos session of her divorced husband, but the mother was prostrated and the hearing ■was continued. Mr. Meals and Mr. Davis say they were at the dinner because they ■were attorneys for Mrs. Gilmore in the trial. Mr. Adams, the husband, says nothing. GAMBLERS' HUSH MONEY Bis Checks Drawn by the Fraternity in Checked Suits. Aetc York Sun Special Set-riv New York, May 25.—One of the John Does who has been receiving protection money from gamblers has been caught in the meshes spread by the committee of fifteen. The members of the committee who are familiar with all the evidence that has been secured in the recent raids are keeping secret the name of the man. Justice Jerome refused to-day to tell who this particular John Doe is, but he did admit that he had John Doe's real name, as written by himself on the back of a check. The check bearing the name that is guarded so carefully was seized in the raid on the gambling house at No. 11l East Fourteenth street. The check had been drawn for a large amount—it is eaid for $1,000 —and had, as all the evi dence indicated, been paid to John Doe for police protection. The check had been cashed in the usual way and John Doe in dorsed it. The committee of fifteen is also in pos session of evidence to prove that police captains have paid as high as $20,000 for their promotions. Their profits are esti mated as follows: Thirty gambling places, per year, at $2,500 —$75,000; sixty-four poolrooms at $500—532,000; disorderly bouses (150) at $60— $y,000; other per quisites, $5,000; captain's profit annually, $131,000. Of this he must give 65 per cent to the politicians. Evidence is now at hand. It was said to-day on good authority, to show that the same combine which for a big consid eration insures protection also controls all promotions through civil service, and that every man in the police department pays for hie promotion. ' MURDER INDICATED Michigan Young" Man Found Dead In Washington. Washington, May 15. —James F. Ayres, 21 years old, of Port Arthur, Mich., was found dead in his room at a hotel here this morning. He had been shot in sev eral places about the body, and the police claim that all the circumstances point to murder. Ayres belonged to a well-to-do family in Grand Rapids, Mich. STEWARD MURDER CASE Important Action at Chippeira Falls in Final Stages. Bpeclal to The Journal. Chippewa Falls, Wis., May 15. —The evi dence is all in in the Steward murder case, and Attorney Wall for the defense opened his address this morning. It is expected the case will be given to the lury to-night. NEW YORK'S ADJUTANT GENERAL DROPS DEAD 3> Albany, May 15.—Adjutant General Hoffman of the National Guard <s> 3> dropped dead to-day while on consultation •with Major General Roe. <?> THE MILITIA IS MENACED Stone-Throwers and Train- Wreckers in Albany. STRIKE FIGHTERS' WOES Military Men Assaulted and Hooted by Disorderly Ones. NO GENERAL OUTBREAK OCCURS Satiunul Uuardanien BeliiK Distrib uted at Placet) Where They Are Moat Xeeded. Albany, X. V., May 15.—The traction Arlke was productive of no serious dis order during the night. The company made no further effort to operate cars or repair its lines and will probably remain inactive until the military force called by the state is in a position to afford the full est protecton. A strong effort was made during the night to bring the contending interests into conference, but it failed and at this time the breach is as wide as ever. The establishment of the militia patrol began shortly before midnight when three companies of the Tenth batallion were quietly and quickly dispatched from the Washington avenue armory. One com pany was ordered to the traction power house, another to the upper town barn and the third to the northern barn. When D company, which was ordered to the up town barn, swung into Quail street, a jeering crowd fell in on its flanks and rear and followed it down to the barn. As it halted in front of the barn a shower of stones and other missies fell among the men. It was thought for a time that there would be a clash, but the police drove the crowd back and the soldiers made no menacing move. The police with drew as soon as the National Guard picket line was established around the traction company's plant and as the night wore on the crowd melted away. As the new day came the crowd reas sembled and at daylight it numbered about 500. The sentries kept the street clear. The women were particularly vin dictive and howled out their choicest epithets at the non-union men who showed themselves at the upper windows of the barn. The first detachment of the Twenty third infantry arrived here at 7:45 o'clock this morning and its opening part in this great industrial struggle came near being a tragedy. Just after their train had crossed the Xe*v York Central bridge spanning the Hudson it struck a mis placed switch. The powerful mogul en gine drawing it jumped the track and went tumbling over on its side. None of the cars left the track, but they were given a jolt that shook every man in the train. There were 400 men in. the detach ment under Litutenant Colonel Brady. The entire second regiment under com mand ot Colonel Lloyd of Troy and in cluding 1,000 men from Troy, Cohoes, Hoosic Falls, Schenectady and Saratoga, have been ordered to report in this city this afternoon. This will make the total military strength about 2,200. The first active step of the military forces was taken shortly after 10 o'clock, when the Third signal corps, mounted, and r a detachment of mounted police cleared I the streets around the Quail street barn. A zone of four blocks was cleared and a new picket line established at its outer edge. This movement it is said, is pre liminary to the repairing of the lines in that vicinity and the clearing away of the wrecked cars and obstruction on the tracks. No Chance for Settlement. W. D. Mahan. international president of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employes of America, left the city te-day. Before going away Mr. Ma han gave out a statement in which it was said that Chairman Dilworth and he had come to Albany hoping to bring about an adjustment of the difficulties between the union traction company and its employes, but that owing to the existing bitterness there was no present prospect of bringing the contending forces together. It had therefore, been decided to leave affairs here in the hands of two local or ganizations until such time as they deemed the presence of the international officers might be of assistance to them. Mr. Mahan added that the strikers had the support of the international organiza tion. MISTERING TROOPS Streets Occupied by a Thousand Na tional Guardsmen. Albany, N. V., May 15.—A thousand na tional guardsmen and a hundred mounted men will occupy Albany streets and at tempt to force a riotous crowd to let the cars oi the United Traction com pany run with non-union men. The Twentj-third regiment of Brooklyn, the Tenth battalion of Albany and the Third signal corps will make up the comple ment of men. They will be reinforced by 200 special deputies, 300 policemen and over a hundred Pinkerton detectives. It is feared that the bloodshed and riot ous scenes yesterday will be repeated with much greater fatality. The results of yesterday were one man dying, fully twenty injured, eighty men brought here by the company induced to desert, the trolley lines cut, cars demol ished and the police almost powerless to control the thousands of men patrolling the streets. The company say they are determined to run their cars and it is said a trainload of men are waiting on the train for the troops to make their appearance. Eight men have been ar rested for rioting, two only of whom were strikers. When darkness fell last evening, several thousand weary street car strikers and sympathizers went to their homes, but they were replaced by as many more who took up the vigil to prevent the United Traction men from running their electric cars with non union men. The darkness brought some confidence that there would be no attempt before morning to move cars, for two attempts made in broad daylight had brought bloodshed and riot upon such a scale that the local police, aided by scores of deputies and Pinkerton men, had been unable to quell the disturbance. One man lies in a hospital seriously wounded, one of the two cars the com pany attempted to run is in the gutter of a street not two blocks from the car house, wrecked, and the trolley wires are cut in several places, practically crippling the road. Near the car houses are thousands of men, women and children wrought up to a pitch of frenzy that bodes ill if the WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 15, 1901. doors of the car house open to let out an other car. Inside the car house, afraid even to look out at the grated windows, are about 6eventy-flve nonunion men whom the company expects to use in running the cars. Yesterday morning there were about 150 of them, but by nlghffall sixty-five had deserted and joined the ranks of the strikers. The men claim that they were brought here under a misapprehension and that they supposed they were going to Phila delphia. In the afternoon the police prac tically admitted that they were unable to take care of the large crowd on the streets if cars were run, and General Manager McXamara immediately called upon General Oliver, in command of the Third brigade, for protection. McNamara said: "We intend to run cars if it takes the entire national guard of New York state to protect us." General Oliver issued an order assem bling at their armory last night the Tenth battalion of Albany, comprising four com panies of the national guard of infantry and the Third signal corps, mounted. Gen eral Oliver said he would warn the re mainder of the Third brigade to be In readiness for a call. Troy Quiet. Troy, N. V., May 15.—The situation with reference to the street car strike here is unchanged to-day and the city is quiet. The tearing up of the railway tracks on the bridge over the Peosten Kill is at tributed by the strikers to hoodlums. The Troy companies of the Second regi ment are assembling at the armory. MORRISSEY IN AGAIN Re-elected . Grand Master of the Trainmen's Brotherhood. Special to The Journal. Milwaukee, Wia., May 15.—P. H. Mor rissey of Bloomington, 111., was to-day re elected to the office of grand master of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen with out opposition. Other officers elected are as follows: First vice grand master, W. G. Lee, Lawrence, Kan.; second vice grand master, T. R. Dodge, Chicago; third vice grand master, Val Fitzpatrick, Columbus, Ohio. Other officers to be elected this after noon are the secretary-treasurer and a fourth vice grand master. For secretary treasurer, the present officer, A. E. King, of Binghamton, N. V., will probably be re-elected without opposition. Several candidates are in the field for fourth vice grand master, as follows: John O'Keefe, Chicago; C. T. Salisbury, Galesburg, 111.; C. N. Ferrell, Chicago; W. T. Newman, Denver; James Murdoch, London, Ont.; J. M. Cahill, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Joseph Harrison, Mauch Chunk, Pa. It was decided to pay the expenses of the convention, which are about $50,000, out of the general fund instead of on the assessment plan. Fraternal greetings were sent to the Order of Railway Con ductors at St. Paul. RAISING TAELS Germans Think One Chinese Propo sition Will Be Accepted. Berlin, May 15.—Officials here, discuss ing the answer of the Chinese peace com missioners, say the fact of prime signifi cance therein is that the commissioners agree to the indemnities as demanded and the withdrawal of the troops can now proceed forthwith, but that not all the foreign forces will be withdrawn at once. The Chinese propostion to raise the im port and export duties will probably be accepted, since the only other possibility of increasing China's revenues Is the re form of the liken duties, which the pow ers particularly wish to avoid, because it would require too much mixing in the internal affairs of China. Further inter national control over the customs will be unnecessary, beyond Sir Robert Hart's. CANNOT_BE FOUND Baring-Gonld, So-Called Abductor. Escapes With His Children. Special to The Journal. Oshkosh, Wis., May 15.—Attorney Wat erous has returned from Chicago after an ineffective search for his two nephews, Ted and Allan Baring-Gould, abducted here Monday by their father, Arthur Bar ing-Gould. Relatives of the boys fear that their father has started for England with them. Mr. Baring-Gould is a member of a titled family in that country and re ceived an annuity from that source. Mrs. Baring-Gould is slightly better to-day, and it is intimated that -as sooq as she re covers she will institute proceedings for a divorce. Berlin, May 15.—1t is authoritatively stated that the Deutsche bank has not sold its hold ings of Northern Pacific to Kuha, Loeb & Co. GULLIVER TO DATE. The Awakening of the Commercial Giant. TOWNE INVESTING Will Buy a Texas Oil Field for a Minnesota Syn dicate. Special to The Journal. • Austin, Tex., May 14.—Ex-Senator Charles A. Towne of Minnesota, who is at Beaumont, is negotiating for the pur chase of a tract of fifteen acres in the heart of the oil field. The prospective purchase price of this land is said to exceed $1,000,000. It is understood that Mr. Towne is acting for a syndicate of Minnesota capitalists in conducting the transaction, although he will hold a large interest in this land if it is purchased. ERIN UP AGAIN Parliament Disfavors Amending Le gal Procedure in Ireland. London, May 15. —The house of com mons to-day, by 226 to 102 votes, rejected the second reading of the bill amending legal procedure in Ireland. Timothy Healy and other nationalists vigorously denounced the system of packing juries, by which Catholics were placed outside the pale of the law. They advocated the abolition of grand juries and the coercion act, declaring they would prefer open, honest tyranny and the abolition of the right of trial by Jury to the present pro cedure. The attorney-general for Ireland, Mr. Atkinson, replying, strongly condemned the bill. He said that so long as the nationalist members of the house of com mons preached defiance of the law anfl approved of maiming and murdering jurors, it was absolutely necessary to use the power of jury selections. Contempt of court was growing in Ireland daily, and the law required strengthening, rather than weakening. OWNERS ARE BLAMED Loss of Life on the Bon Voyage Is Charged to Negligence. Houghton, Mich., May 15.—The Jury in vestigating the drowning of Mrs. Leah Sharp, Mrs B. Altman and her two chil dren of Duluth, the victims of the burn ing of the Bon Voyage, Friday night, reached the conclusion that the owners of the vessel are responsible in not pro viding proper facilities for fighting fire and for the safety of the passengers. Mayor Scott of Houghton was foreman of the Jury. The White Line Towing company, of which W. H. Singer of Du luth is general manager, was the owner of the ill-fated boat. LABOR ON THE COAST Seattle Machinists Are Ont and Oth er* "Will Follow. Seattle, Wash., May 15.—The machinist strike is in full swing in Seattle, the men In seven factories having gone out. They demand a nine-hour work day, with the same pay as now. The pattern mak ers, moulders and blacksmiths will go out Monday, if not sooner. Their demands are similar to those of the machinists. The boiler makers threaten to strike June 1 for a nine-hour day at the old rate of pay. No plans to combat the strikers have yet been decided on. The manufacturers say they will close up their factories be fore granting the requests of the men. DOCK IN COMMISSION Ore Shipping Facilities of Milwau kee at Eicanaba Are Ready. Special to The Journal. Escauaba, Mich., May 15.—The new Milwaukee company's ore dock was opened for shipping to-day, the Harvey H. Brown taking the first shipment to Cleveland. This is the only dock the Mil waukee has here, but it promises a larger system in a year or two. The dock is one of the best on the great lakes, and has a capacity of 30,000 tons. ATTORNEY SCHAUB TAKES A WIFE. Special to The Journal. Mankato, Minn., May 13.— Attorney Arthur Schaub of this city and Miss Anna M. Gros chan of Le Sueur wore united in marriage at the latter place yesterday, the wedding taking place at St. Anne's church at fi a. m., Rev. Father Buseh offlciatin?. A wedding break fast at the bride's home followed, after which the couple went to Minm-apoll*. They will , return to Mankato June JL j STRANGE CAUSE FOR STRIKE Six Thou Ha nd Cigarmakera Wanted the Bridge Repaired. Tampa, Fla., May 15.—A strike of 6,000 cigarmakers was inaugurated here to-day for the most unique cause on record. For two days past a bridge connecting Tampa with the western suburbs has been broken and the men had to wait for ferry boats. This was slow and unsatisfactory. Those employed on the west side got together this morning and decided to compel the manufacturers to bring Influence to bear for the purpose of having the bridge re paired Immediately. To this end they de cided to strike. Two thousand in number, they then marched to the factories in the city proper and demanded that the employes come out. They were highly successful and by noon 6,000 men had withdrawn. The cigar manufacturers will, it is said, lose many thousand dollars, on the tobacco already prepared for the day's work. IN HASTE TO WED Daughter of Ex-Attorney General Harmon Is Very Yonng. ; Cincinnati, May 15.—Miss Majorie Har mon, a debutante of last season, daughter of Judson Harmon, former attorney gener al of the United States, was secretly mar ried Monday afternoon to George Heckle, a civil engineer of Boston. The engage ment had been announced and the wedidng set for June, but owing to Miss Harmon's youthfulness, her parents favored a post ponement. Mr. Heckle arrived in the city on Sun day. The next afternoon the couple were married at the residence of a rector near the Harmon home. Two friends of the bride were present. The announcement to-day caused much stir in society circles. "Mrs. Harmon is in Europe and has been notofled by cable. The bridal couple have started for Boston.. '?•'::■' LUNG OUT California Man Undergoes a Not Every-Day Operation. Vmv York Sun Special Stvrlet Santa Ana, Cal., May —Perry Taylor of this place enjoys the rare distinction of being one of the few human beings from whom medical science has success fully removed an entire lung. The patient, who. is 26 years of age, was stricken about four years. ago with what he believed was tuberculosis or gallop ing consumption, and was treated accord ingly by physicians he consulted. : Fully 240 cysts were removed in one operation; then it was decided that the whole lung would have to come out. The operation was speedily performed, the pa tient sewed up again with the great void within and nature allowed to take its kindly course. Taylor seems to have re covered his strength and is in the best of spirits, NINE-HOUR DAY x Three Hundred Firms Thus Far Sign the Agreement. Washington, May . President O'Con nell of the National Association of Ma chinists stated this afternoon that 300 firms throughout the country so far have signed the nine-hour day agreement. Telegraphic reports from Boston show that a large number signed there to-day and in: Elmira what is claimed to be the largest steam fire engine plant outside of the trust; has agreed to the terms. The executive board of machinists association will meet here Friday and remain until after the 20th inst. the date when the strike order is to be effective. YANKEE ENTERPRISE Machinery Manufactory la Started . at Odt'MNa. Russia. K»v> York Sun Special Semi— • ■■- London, May 15. —The Odessa corre-. spondent of the Standard says that an American syndicate, which will manufac ture various kinds of machinery, has ob tained a concession ■' for a factory in Odessa. The Americans are making vig orous efforts to supplant the British, Germans and Austrians in the : Russian markets. The . Americans conduct their operations J with greater prudence, fore sight and energy than the British. MissrLoner-Dangerously l 111. . San Francisco,- May 13.—Secretary "of : the Navy : Long may leave ■ the presidential I party and depart for the i east at any moment. •-■; He has < received r f word that his daughter, . who has been ■ living in Colorado; Springs for over a year " for her health, >• is dangerously^; 111." Secretary Long is accompanied on the trip by Mrs. Long and a son. of tender years. The latter,: also, wa# taken 111 yesterday. . - 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. MBS. MINLEY VERY ILL Her Condition So Critical That the President Abandons His Plan to Visit the Northwest Secretary Cortelyou, When Informed of the Alarming Reports About Mrs. McKinley, Declines to Discuss the Matter. San Francisco, May 15.—At 10 o'clock this morning Secretary' Cortel you informed the Associated Press that Mrs. McKinley's serious ill ness had compelled the president to abandon his proposed visit to other states to which he had looked forward with so much pleasure. As soon as Mrs. McKinley's health permits he will return to Wash ington by the most direct route. Secretary Cortelyou also Issued the following bulletin as to Mrs. McKinley's condition: There has been but little change In Mrs. McKinley's con dition since last night. She has gained in some respects and lost in others. The president will remain at Mr. Scott's residence to-day and will not take part in any of the exercises given In his honor. It is learned that Mrs. McKinley's condition is considered serious by the physicians attending her. Doctors Rixey and Hirschfelder were in consultation this morning and another physician will be called in this afternoon. It is probable that if she recovers Mrs. McKinley will be unable to leave San Francisco by next Monday, when the stay of the presidential party was to have terminated. The president will remain here with Mrs. McKinley. At noon Secretary Cortelyou stated that he could give no addi tion-al information about Mrs. McKinley beyond the bulletin issued at ten o'clock. When informed that it was reported that Mrs. Mc- Kinley's condition was most critical the secretary said that he could not discuss the matter. A DUO OF DISASTERS Nine Men Killed by a West Virginia Explosion, and Many Lives Lost by the Fall of a Great Rock in Italy. Farmington, W. Va., May 15.—Nine men were killedv three fatally injured and a number of others burned by an explosion ia the shaft of ttfe Georges creek coal and iron company at this place at 9:15 o'clock to-day. The number of dead may exceed nine as several miners are stili missing and only a few of the bodies have been brought out of the mine. The known dead are: CARL HUNTER. DANIEL ALFERIE. TONY ROMENIC. I. H. IVERSON. JOSEPH NICHOLS. MANOR BEATTY. BADGER SOLONS ADJOURN 12G-DAY SESSION IS CLOSED Governor La Follette Sends in Four Vetoes—Many Bills Still in His Hands. Special to Tie Journal. Madison, Wis., May 15.—The longest session of the legislature In Wisconsin's history—l 26 days counting Sundays closed at noon to-day, according to the clock of the houses, but at 12:28 p. m. by actual time, the clocks being turned back to give the governor oportunity to pass on bills. A dozen are still left in his hands, among them the ice tax bill and the bill creating the county of Gates out of the northern part of Chippewa county, on both of which several of the members expect vetoes. These bills may still be signed and become laws, or be vetoed. The governor has until to-morrow to act, as they did not reach him until Monday evening. About 150 bills might have been delayed in this way, but the governor worked up to the last minute in order to dispose of as many of them as possible. Four vetoes marked the last day of the session, the governor returning without approval the bill making vaccination com pulsory; that exempting beet sugar fac tories from taxation; that providing an additional employe for the railroad com missioner, and the one extending the time for payment of the taxes in Mil waukee. REACHING FOR DOLE Delegate Coming to Aslc the Haw- aiian Governor's Removal. Honolulu, May B.—By the steamer Mari posa to-day Home Rule Representative F. W. Beckley, Samuel Parker and Dele gate R. W. Wilcox left for San Francisco. Mr. Beckley goes to lay before Presi dent McKinley a home rule resolution passed in the house and senate asking for the removal of Governor Dole. Mr. Parker has a memorial, unanimous ly indorsed by the republican members of both houses and by the territorial re publican central committee, replying to the home rule charges against Governor Dole. Representative Wilcox Is on his way back to Washington, and says he has nothing to do with the fight. When the resolution was brought up in the house to send Mr. Beckley to Wash ington, Representative Emmeluth, home ruler, made a sensational speech against Governor Dole, in which he declared that the conditions that led to the revolt In 1893 had developed again with Dole, now the usurper of power instead of the ex queen. NOT A"SPOTTER" Campbell Denies and Will Sue the Trainmen* Brotherhood. Special to The Journal. Milwaukee, Wis., May 15. —Grand Mas ter Morriesey of the Brotherhood of Trainmen, having made the statement that he had evidence that J. D. Campbell, a member of Lodge 62, Bloomingtcn, 111., is a "spotter," and that he was familiar with Campbell's history, Campbell, al though not a delegate to the convention, was given an opportunity to reply. He declared it is his intention to bring suit for libel against the brotherhood and the grand lodge officers in order to compel j them to prove their charges* THREE UNKNOWN ITALIANS. Injured: Jeff Fast, fatally injured. Joseph Blaney. fatally injured. Herschel Everson, fatally injured. Thomas Bambridge. Charles Carpenter. Several unknown Italians. The explosion is said to be due to car rying a lighted torch in the mine. Rome, May 15.—Most of the houses of the village of Acerenza, near Potenza, have been swept away by the fall of an immense rock. Troops have been dis patched to the scene of the disaster. Thus far fifteen bodies have been re covered. COMES BACK TO AGITATE ONE BANISHED FOR TRKASO.V *-*'■ "/''■■'. .-.'i':'.. ;■: ; -■-■;" :-\-^.'.:'- I-V-. :~ l\-'-}'.,* ■■ French Marquis Promises to Return ■ to France and "Provoke Anoth . er Public Discussion." . Paris, May 15.—Another convocation of the French senate as the high court of France is promised by the unexpected re turn to this country of the Marquis de. Lur-Saluces, the well-known royalist and former member of the chamber of depu ties who, in January, 1900, at the time of the conspiracy trials, was condemned, in default of appearance, to ten years' ban ishment for treason. The president of the senate, M. Fallieres, received a let ter to-day in which the marquis says: At! the present moment, i when the govern ment of the republic is striving desperately to ruin industry and ' commerce, paralyze na tional work, disorganize the army and de stroy religious faith —in . a word, \to utterly destroy the fatherland Itself—l intend to pro voke another public discussion before the high court, on the question of who are the real authors of the conspiracy threatening the existence of France. I hold myself at your, disposition. " ;. The letter caused much stir, in the lob bies of the senate. The Marquis de Lur- Saluces sought refuge in Belgium, where I he was closely watched by. the. police, whom he succeeded in eluding, and re turned to his mansion in Paris a few days ago. ■' ■:y : -\'l-'- ---' : ■ ■ ■'■ BAD FOR VANCOUVER Competitive Line to iCootenay Not Wanted, Says the Government. Special to The Journal. Vancouver, B, C, May 15.—The gov- •• ernment of British Columbia has declined to accept the .: principle of a competitive , line to the" Kootenay country. It evi dently means, if possible, to give the sub- : sidy to the . Canadian Pacific railway., The ; legislature. has ' sustained ■ the government in the matter, but the people of Vancou ver and Victoria are indignant,: and still hope . that a competitive ; railway. may, be secured by means -of a', good offer con nected directly or Indirectly with the Great Northern. It is felt here that Van- ' couver will never become a great city If supplied -, with transit facilities by one railroad company only. '< Premier Dunsmuir has . emphatically j denied the charge made 'by Mr. Maxwell, M. P., that when at Ottawa he specially pressed on ' the Canadian : v government's > consideration the claims of his Vancouver Island railway. / Sir Wilfrid , Laurier sup ports T the ; premier, . and says - > that ; he pleaded equally for railway, subsidies for various parts of the . province,; and cer tainly did not ' give preference to his own • railroad r interests. Notwithstanding: these denials of the two premiers, Mr. Maxwell declines to retract > his assertions, and. practically challenges an action for libel. UNDER TONS OjF- ROCK Miner's .. Mangled;;.! Body Found la : J Whisky Gulch, Mont. Special to The Journal. .. . ■_> Helena, Mont.. May 15.— T. D. Clark, , a mining man, was \ instantly ; killed ?by a . cave in in a mine in Whisky gulch, Fer- •' gus ■ county. He , failed to : return to sup- , per '■■ and ii a"* search I being Instituted, his mangled body was found \ In; a tunnel -with. several tons ;of rock piled' upon It. ' - Spend Your Vacation on. 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