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SWEPT RVII TORNADO Death and Destruction in the Wake of Its Fury. VILLAGES WIPED OUT STORM IN CENTRAL WEST THE WORST IN YEARS. Building Where Dance Was Being Held Collapsed, Killing Three and Injuring Two Score. CHICAGO. June 11.?Monger reports rt ceived here tell of a destructive tornado which last night swept from the southern boundary of Wisconsin through central Illi r.ois as far south as Bloomington, with ramifications west of the Mississippi.. At Merna, III., three lives were lost and forty to fifty persons Injured. Laurel, a litt'e town in Marshall county. Iowa, is said to have been wiped out by the lury of the storm. Bloomington, 111., was nit severely, and buddings in all parts of the city were seri ously damaged and traffic blocked. So far as whs known early no lives were lost in Bloomington. Win s were blown down in every direc tion, and it was with extreme difficulty that any information was secured. Crews from the telegraph and telephone companies' offices left Chicago early to be gin the work of restoring the shattered lines. The storm swept through the state about midnight, accompanied by electrical dis charges of a severe nature. For seven hour? Chicago could obtain no communication with the cities in the path of the storm. PANIC AT DANCE. Building Collapsed, Killing Three and Injuring Many. BLOOMINGTON. 111., June >i.?Death and destruction followed in the wake of the worst tornado last night that has ever visit ed central Illinois. The wind wrought ruin and woe and the property loss will he thousands of dollars. There Is no way really of estimating the loss at present, owing to the uncertainty as to the effect upon the growing crops, whli h. it is fjnred. suffered heavily. The saddest feature, however, was the killing of three young women who were at tending a dance at the town hall of Merna, a small village ten miles east of this city. Theresas a party of L'.'j> young men and women at the dance in the hall when the tornado struck the building about 11 o'clock last night. Everybody rushed for the doors. A number of young men held the doors to prevent the people from escaping, fear ing that they might be Injured or killed :f they got outside. About half of them, however, escaped, and then the building collapsed. Three Dead, Two Score Injured. The others were burled in the wreck. Three were killed and forty or fifty others more or less Injured, some of them seri ously. The dead: Miss Lena Jahagam. Mrs. Edward Martin. Miss Anna Kelly. All were daughters of prominent farmers ir. the vicinity. The bodies were horribly mutilated by the heavy timbers. Quite a number of young men and women Wire taken from the ruins In an uncon scious condition, and some of them are stiil Ir. that stnte, and It Is feared there may be other deaths. - The storm struck Merna with the great est fury, greater than any other place in the county. Many of the finest houses and barns were destr< ?yed. Havoc at Bloomington. The storm reached Bloomington about 11 p.m., commencing with a furious elec'rieal <Usplay. Rain accompanied the wind, and the bust n? ss district suffered severely. Many plate glass windows were blown in ar.d the stocks of goods were badly dam aged. Hundreds of trees In the city were broken off at the trunks and the streets ait alnios". 1t> passable. Telegraph and telephone poles were broken short off. and thu wires added to the blockade. Buildings all over the city were damaged, but no lives were lost nor was any one s< riously injured. Man Blown 300 Feet. A man standing on West Washington Ftr>et was blown :u?i fot, but escaped with only bruises. Illinois W. sleyan University, just on the eve of commencement wok. had 'Is roof blown "ff and was badly damaged by water. The railroads report damaged tracks doe to washouts, and a number of freight wrecks due to telegraph poles falling on the tracks. So far as now known no one was killed or injured. Efforts to Reach Small Towns. Kfforts are making to reach the small towns in the county, as it is believed sev eral of them must have suffered m^tj or less damage. No otht r fatalities occurred except at Merna so far as now known. STORM WORST IN YEARS. Burlington, Iowa. Reports Much Dam age to Surrounding Country. BURLINGTON. Iowa. June II ? Burling ton has been practically cut off from tele graphic communication with the outside world since !? o'clock last night, the wires beir.g down In all directions. Last night's storm was the worst in years and was attended by a most thrilling electrical display. There were no lives lost in this city. Two hundred thousand feet of lumber be longing to the Gilbert and Hedges Lumber Company br-'ke from Its moorings above the city, part floating down the river and the rest piling up on shore. Much other damage to property resulted. Lightning struck in several places. The steamer Comet broke in half and aar.k. but no lives were lost. R >b Roy. a pleasure craft, was badly dam aged and washed ashore. Barg? s ar.d boat houses were filled with water or blown high and dry on the bank. There are many reports of damage in the surrounding country, but details are lack tag WHOLE TOWN DESTROYED. Meager Reports Say That Laurel, Iova, Was Wipod Out. DKS MOINES. Iowa. June ll.-Grinnell reports that the town of Laurel was de stroyed by a tornado last night. , Owing to the wlri?? u-hux dawa it is lm possible to secure definite knowledge as CO the facts. Laurel is in Jefferson township, Marshall county, and has a population of not to ex ceed one hundred people. The only means of communication wlin the town from the outside world is by way of the telegraph line, being located on a short branch of the Iowa Central railway Messages are now being sent to State Center and other nearby towns in the hope of securing some information. DANVERS SWEPT AWAY. Widespread Damage in Counties North of Jacksonville. JACKSONVILLE, 111., June 11?There was a hard wind storm here last night, but no damage to this immediate section has been reported. Danvers, on the Alton road, north of this place, was reported wiped out just after a Kansas City limited train pulled out. Meager reports show widespread damage in counties north. MANY LIVES LOST. Train Caught and Engine and Mail Car Buried in Mud. PEORIA, 111.. June 11.?The storm at Peoria was very destructive. Many lives were lost and the property damage extensive. The mercantile loss will be hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific passenger train was caught in a landslide and the engine and mail car buried in the mud. All train service is delayed, many tracks washed away and thousands of acres ot corn a total loss. One man was killed this morning by live wires ar.d two were injured. There has been serious damage to ship ping in th ? river. TEREE KILLED OUTRIGHT. Two Fatally Injured and Part of Vil lage Swept Away. PEKIN. 111.. June 11.?A tornado passed over Tazewell county last night, killing three and fatally injuring two persons at Kingston Mines, south of there. The dead: Mrs. Thomas Murray and infant. Willie McElwee, three years old. Patrick McElwee and wife were fatally injured. The entire east end of the village of 1.000 inhabitants was swept away. The storm struck Kingston Mines about 10:3ii p.m. and lasted half an hour, caus ing Siri.ooo damage. A second storm did considerable addi tional damage at 1:3*? a.m. Physicians from Pekin, Galsford and Ma pleton were called to care for the wounded. Aftermath of Storm. SPRINGFEILD, 111., June 11.?Telephone and telegraph wires were still down at noon between this city and Bloomington. It is reported that the town of Standford. south of Bloomington, was badly damaged by the storm, and that several elevators on the Chicago and Alton, south of Blooming ton. were blown down, and that 300 feet of the Alton track north of Pekin was washed out. LINCOLN. 111., June 11.?This city and immediate locality was visited at midnight by a severe and destructive hurricane. Hard rain and lightning did additional damage. Public buildings, factories and residences were unroofed, and telephone and electric street railway systems wire badly crippled. Most of the streets are blockaded with fall en trees and wires. The villages of Atlanta, Lawndale, Elk hart and others in this county suffered heavy losses on elevators and other build ings. Small grain is damaged to a con siderable extent. DEATH IN PALLING WALLS. Caused by Trying to Pull Out Iron Girder Prom Ruins. PATERSON, N. J., June 11.?One man was probably fataily injured and another badly hurt today by the falling of a wall in the district that was swept by the fire which destroyed a large section of this city some months ago. A gang of Italians was at work today try ing to pull out an iron girder from the wall of what was the Ball building when the wall fell. Frank Jay had both legs broken and suf fered internal injuries. He will probabiy die. Frank Tuttehie. seventeen years old, was hurt about the head and body. FIERCE FOREST FIRES. Great Anxiety Felt by Federal and State Land Officials. DENVER, Col., June 11.?Considerable anxiety is felt by federal and state land officials over the danger of forest fires in the mountains. At present there are three fires raging in Colorado, and should the dry weather con tinue it is feared a vast amount of damage will be done. For four days a fierce fire has been de vastating the heavy woods near RedclilTe, in Eagle county. Near Rendi, fifty miles west of Leadville. anoth'-r fire is raging, while the third is reported southwest of Morrison. It is declared that the fires were all ma liciously started. MOTHERS-IN-LAW, LISTEN. You Have a Champion in Judge Hol don of Chicago. CHICAGO. June 11.?Judge Holden, in the Cook county superior court, has decided that a man has as much right to keep a mother-in-law in his house as he has to keep a dog, and that a wife who objects to the presence of the mother of a former wife has no just complaint in law. William Giese. four times married, "was the defendant in the ease. The fourth Mrs. Giese was suing. Among other reasons why she wanted separate maintenance, she said, was be cause Mr Gieserfinsisted that she share her h< me with the mother of two of his former wives, who were sisters. The case will be appealed. A. 0. U. W.'s Healthy Showing. PORTLAND. Ore., June 11.?The annual report of the supreme recorder of the Grand Lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen gives the following summary for 1901: Total number of lodges, 5.4C2: In crease for the year, 102. Total members, 427.420; members admitted during 1901, 53.238; membership suspended and with dravn, 51,728; members died, 5,071; net in crease of membership, 9.806. Amount re | ceived on beneficiary assessments for 1901. $9,816,274; amount paid on death losses, $9,474,274. Volunteer Firemen In Parade. Special nigpatch to Tl>e Ereolng Star. CUMBERLAND, Md? June 11.?The tenth annual convention of the Maryland State Firemen's Association openec at Lonaconing today witb a big 'parade. In which over 1.000 volunteer firemen of Mary land, Pennsylvania and West Virginia took J?art. BOMBARDED THE CITY German Warships Hurry to Port of La Guaira. EXCITEMENT INTENSE VENEZUELA IN THE THROES OF A REVOLUTION. Late Advices Indicate That President Castro's Best Troops Are Beaten Daily. BERLIN, June 11.?The German cruisers Gazelle and Falke have been sent to La Guaira, Venezuela, at the special request ot the German charge d'affaires at Caracas. Herr von Pilgrim-Baitazzi, in consequence of a revolution having broken out in th'j suburbs of La Guaira, leading to the bom bardment of the town by the form and Venezuelan warships. Recent dispatches from Port au Spain, Island of Trinidad, say events are march ing with giant strides in the country of Bolivar. President Castro of Venezuela has been forced to recognize that the Matos revolution is not a myth, for his beat troops are beaten daily by the revolution ary forces, and from north to couth, from east to west, the country is rising as one man against Castro. Matos Commands Revolutionists. Gen. Matos, who likewise styles himself president, has personally taken command of the revolution, and was on June 1 at Urica, twenty leagues distant from Caru pano. marching toward Caracas with an army which some estimate at 5,200 men and others at 7,f?<Kl. This is not the only direction in which the president's political horizon is men aced. Coro, Valencia and Barquisimeto are all more or less in the power of the revolu tionists. At Coro Gens. Riera and Solagni have effected a junction and are absolute masters of the environs. Revolutionary troops enter the city of Valencia every night. Even La Guayra, the port of Caracas, is attacked nightly by armed bands, who on the night of May 27 killed the military chief of Maiquetia before his own door. All these bands only await the approach of Matos' army to their districts to hasten to join him. Business is Paralyzed. All are expecting the imposition of a forced war contribution. Business Is par alyzed and the banks are withdrawing spe cie. Th,e Bank of Caracas,, the capital of which is 6,000,000 bolivars ($1,200,000) has only 120,000 bolivars ($25,000) in its coffers. "Whatever the result of the revolution," Gen. Castro said to one of his Intimate friends a few days ago, "I shall show them that I am neither Andueza or Andrade, whom they sent to La Guayra in a basket. If I leave my palace at Miraflores it will be feet foremost." FAMILIES LEFT DESTITUTE. Crew of Cable Steam Grappler Lost Their Lives Off Martinique. I'nited States Consul Van Home at St. Thomas reported to the Department of State that the families of the sixty-five members of the crew of the cable steamer Grappler, destroyed at Martinique, were destitute and suffering at their homes 'n St. Thomas, and he inclosed a letter from James D. Lamb, a relative of one of the crew, appealing to President Roosevelt to aid these unfortunates. The act of Congress under which the gov ernment came to the relief of the volcanic sufferers in the West Indies specified only Martinique and the British West Indies, and there was no authority to spend any government funds in St. Thomas. But a small check came to Chief Clerk Michael from some individual, intended to aid these sufferers. The State Department, which had been turning such contributions over to the New York committee for the relief of the West Indian sufferers, asked Chair man Blfss to remit this check to St. Thom as, and also to extend such additional aid as was deemed necessary. Gustav H. Schwab, chairman of the ex ecutive committee of the associated relief committee, has just replied to the State Department, in the absence of Mr. Bliss. He says. "I wish to thank you for the further information contained in your let ter with regard to the families of the crew of the Grappler living destitute at St. Thomas, and to say that our committee remitted the amount of $2,500 to St. Thom as on Monday, the 2d instant, to Robert Morrell, superintendent of the West In dian and Panama Telegraph Company at that place, to be employed for the relief of the destitute families of the crew of the cable ship Grappler." THANKS OF CONGRESS. Will Be Conveyed to Secrc-tary Hay in in a Handsome Form. The thanks of Congress to Secretary Hay for his speech at the joint session of the two houses in memorial services in honor of the late President McKinley, will be de livered. to him tomorrow, handsomely print ed on parchment and bound In morocco. The work was done in the government printing office and delivtred to Enrolling Clerk C. R. McKenney of the House yes terday. It is considered the finest piece of work ever turned out by the government office with the exception of the resolutions transmitted by Congress to Mrs. Mcl-Cinley. DISTRICT APPROPRIATION BILL. Considered by Senate Subcommittee This Morning. The District bill was under consideration by the subcommittee of the committee on appropriations of the Senate during several hours today. The special subject consid ered was the personal tax provision. Mr. Darneille, the assessor of the District, was with the subcommittee a couple of hours i during the morning. Favorable to Acceptance. Senator Oullom today made a favorable report from the committee on foreign rela tions authorizing Col. Theo. A. Bingham of the army, Capt. P. P. Rodgers of the navy and Xfr. H. H. D. Pierce, 3d assistant secretary of state, the President's commis sion appointed to escort the French mission to the Rochambeau ceremonies, to accept the decoration of the Ltgion of Honor con ferred on them by the president of France. Movements of Naval Vessels. The Navy Department is Informed that the monitor Puritan ha? sailed from Ne*r Bedford for New London, and that the Lyden has arrived at Newport. CUBAN RECIPROCITY COMMENT ON THE TESTIMONY OF MB. THUBBEB. Beet Sugar Men Use It as Argument Against Beciprocity?More Con ferences Without Besult. The testimony of Mr. F. B. Thurber be fore the Senate committee on relations with Cuba today as to his efforts to promote reciprocity with Cuba attracted a great deal of attention at the Capitol. It was eagerly seized upon by the beet sugar men as a further argument against the passage of the reciprocity bill, being construed by them as proof of their oft-repeated asser tion that the American sugar trust is a factor in the propaganda for reciprocity. The beet sugar men in the Senate and House were very jubilant over what they termed an important disclosure. Friends of the Bill. The friends of the reciprocity bill in the Senate thought that the testimony ought not to affect the pending bill one way or the other. They said in commenting upon the case that literature had been sent out by both sides to the controversy; that no doubt the beet sugar refiners had contribut ed to a fund to exploit thetr position. Lit erature had been distributed by the beet sugar refiners, and they had earnestly urged their opposition to the policy which others had favored. The friends of the bill Insisted that the activity of any special interest which might consider itself likely to receive incidental benefit from the legislation should not be permitted to halt the efforts of the admin istration in a course entirely unselfish and dt vised for Cuba's prosperity and the ce menting of closer relations between Cuba and the United States. Conferences Today. The conference between the two factions of the republican senators over Cuban reci procity continued today, but without re sult. Senator Aldrlch, who is one of the managers for the reciprocity proposition, said the matter was not settled. The oppo sition still maintains confidence that a straight reciprocity proposition cannot pass, and that if the bill Is reported from the committee it will be. amended in such a way as to prevent its Snal adoption. Sen ators Aldrich and Eikins had an earnest discussion of the subject today, but noth ing like an agreement was reached. Copies of the voucher presented in the Cuban in vestigation were freely circulated about the Senate, and caused a great deal of com ment among senators. Mr. Culbertson'? :Besolution. Senator Culbtrson of Texas today intro duced the following resolution: "Resolved, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, directed to send to the Senate a full. Itemized statement of aU moneys col lected and disbursed by the authorities of the United States In CuNa, from the mili tary occupation thereof u .til Slay 20, 1902." Senator Piatt of Coune"tleiit objected to present consideration, and the resolution went ovsr until tomorrow. GOVEBNMENT AID DESIBED. President of Charleston Exposition Company Heard on Lattimer Bill. Capt. F. W. Wagner, president of the Charleston Exposition Company, was heard j by the select committee of the House on industrial arts and expositions this morn ing on the Lattimer bill appropriating $160,000 for the relief of the exposition com pany. It was stated that although the exposi tion had been a success as far as benefi cial results to the country were concerned, it had run behind financially. Money was due to contractors directly to the amount of $74,000; the sum of $23,000 had been overdrawn from the Charleston banks by the officers of the company without secur ity, while these officens had drawn $115,000 from the banks and given notes therefor as security. The government was asked to make the appropriation on the ground that the country had been benefited. It was also stated that the expense to the ex position company of supplying lights, wa ter, etc., to the government wouid amount to more than the sum now asked for. An appropriation of $00,000 was made by Con gress to defray the cost of its exhibit, while $250,000 was asked. If the present request was granted It would only comply with the original request and would be no more than the government had done for other exhi bitions. The committee took no action in the mat ter. PBOTEST BY THE MINOBIT*. Opposed to Proposed Wholesale Killing of Seals. Five of the members of the ways and means committee today filed a minority re port on the bill proposing the killing of the fur seals unless a modus vivendt for their permanent preservation is negotiated. ! The minority members severely condemn pelagic sealing and say the practice of killing females of useful animals in their breeding season is contrary to the universal custom of mankind. "The British government, of all the gov ernments concerned," continues the report, "alone persists In permitting its subjects to carry on a practice so barbarous as to im part a respectable hue to piracy." A letter Is cited from' President David Starr Jordan of Leland Stanford University, stating that the threat to kill all the seals is "simply monstrous," aaj would bring upon us the odium which now properly rests with Great Britain for her unwilling ness to abolish the destructive agency of pelagic sealing. The minority, therefore, declare that the plan to kill the seals is Inconsistent with the humane and noble policy this government has constantly taken, and that If the British government, abusing the freedom of the seas. Is willing to de stroy one of the choice gifts of Providence to mankind, it should be i>ermitted to bear the responsibility unaided ami alone. Messrs. Russell, McCall and Metcalf, re publicans, and McOlellan .-and Newlands, democrats, sign the report. THE PHILISTINE BILL. Providing for Consideration in the House on the 3:8th. The House committee on rules today agreed tentatively on a special rule for the consideration of the Philippine civil gov ernment bill providing for debate from the 18th to the 25th instant. The extent to which the measure will be open to amend ment and substitute Is 'Still uudertermlned, with the prospect that a day or two will be given for this purfjose. A PUBLIC HEABING. House District Coxunittee to Take Up Union Station Bill. A public hearing oh t|ie union station bill will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock hy the House committee on the Dis trict of Columbia. 'No program has been arranged, and it'fs^understood that every one desiring to be heard will be given an opportunity to speak. DOMINATED BY QUAY Test Vote Presages Penny packer's Nomination. ROUSING ENTHUSIASM CHARACTERISTICS OF CONVEN TION AT HARRISBURG. Platform Indorses Roosevelt's Admin istration and Senators and Rep resentatives From State. CONVENTION HALL, Harrisburg, Pa., June 11.?The nomination of Judge Samuel V/. Pennypacker of Philadelphia for gov ernor was practically assured when the re publican state convention assembled today. The followers of Attorney General Elkin were full of fight, though, and declared they would not concede defeat until the nomination was made. Former State Senator William M. Brown of Lrfwrence county sefmed to have the field to himself for lieutenant governor. There seems to be no opposition to MaJ. Isaac B. Brown of Erie for secretary of in ternal affairs. Quay, Penrose and Durham. Senator Quay was a delegate in today's convention from Beaver county. Senator Penrose and Insurance Commis sioner Durham were members of the Phil adelphia delegation. Elkin personally directed his forces on the floor. The crush at state headquarters for con vention tickets was so great that several persons fainted. The crowd finally became so demonstra tive that it was necessary to call police men to assist in restoring order. Outside in the capitol grounds the crowd gathered early. Many had not been to bed and they fell asleep in the park Hundreds wanted to be on hand when the doors opened, and when the bands began playing the exe'ting incidents of last night were resumed. Old timers said they had never seen so great an assembly on the eve of a conven tion. There was a rush when the doors opened and the seats of the patriotically bedecked auditorium rapidly filled up. Opposing Leaders Cheered. A wave of applause swept through, the house when Senators Quay and Penrose tcok their seats well in front. The good humor of the demonstration was noticeable, considering the strenuous ria ture of the campaigning. When Elkin entered at 10:20 there was a deafening roar. Many of the delegates rose in their seats to cheer and wave flags. When Gen. Reede'r called the convention to order at 10:10 there was not a vacant seat and late comers with stage tickets crowded around the reserved tables in a manner suggestive of discomfort. So great became the crush that p ?lice men were obliged to clear a space for newspaper me-n and others entitled to stage privileges. ? Elkin gave not'ee that the seats of two delegates from the first Luzerne county district and two in the fourth Schuylkill district were contested. These delegates are ar.ti-Elkin and were seated on a contest by the state committee at yesterday's meeting. Senator Quay's nomination of hi? col league, Senator Penrose, for temporary chairman was in form of a brief re-solution. Penrose made no speech, but proceeded to the prompt dispatch of the business of the convention. Quay Elected State Chairman. The rule providing that the chairman of the state committee be elected by the nom inees and chairman of the convention was suspended. A Philadelphia delegate offered a resolu tion, which was unanimously adopted, that Senator Quay be elected state chairman. While the ceimmittees were organizing, speeches placing in nomination candidates for governor were made. Robert S. Murphy of Cambria offered the name of Elkin. Judge Pennypacker was named by Hamp ton L. Carson of Philadelphia. The name of Louis A. Watres was with drawn. This left the field to Pennypae>ker anel Elkin, and candidates were then presented for lieutenant governor. Mayor F. E. Lewis of Allentown and Former Senator Brown were the nominees. Maj. Isaac B. Brown was the only can didate nominated for secretary of internal affairs. Sibley Permanent Chairman. The committee on permanent organization reported the selection of Congressman Sib ley for permanent chairman. Before Mr. Sibley was formally electe>d, A. S. L. Shields of Philadelphia, from the committee on con tests, reported in favor of the sitting dele gates in the first Luzerne and the fourth Schuylkill districts. Speaking against the report of the com mittee, Attorney General Elkin took the platform to say that he was in favor of having the republican convention made up of delegates selected by a majority of the voters. He said no matter who should be the can didate chosen toelay he would be found lighting by his side in November. He de scribed the contest in Wilkesbarre at the primary and claimed that he had received a majority of 150 over L. A. Watres and that votes In his favor had been improperly thrown out. Mr. Elkin said brute force was no part and parcel of the republican party. Quay Wins on Test Vote. Mr. Elkin said he believed that a major ity of the delegates In the convention were elected In his favor. The report of the committee was defended by' Mr. Shields, who said the committee action on both cases was unanimous. The report was aelopted?10C to ICO. The vote is regarded as a test voto on the governorship and practically assures Pennypacker's nomination. Senator Penrose then retired as chairman in favor of Mr. Sibley, who made a speech, which evoked much applause. The committee on resolutions submitted the following report: The Platform. "Affirming the principles enunciated by the republican national convention which met in Philadelphia in 1000, the republicans of Pennsylvania in representative conven tion assembled at Harrisburg declare the following platform: "Under republican rule the country has prospered and Pennsylvania, with her great commercial, agricultural and industrial in terests. has derived a just measure of the benefits. For this we make acknowledg ment to the wisdom and energy of our United States senators and representatives in Congress who have assisted in main taining the national prestige and In pro moting the welfare of the state.- We de mand that this policy, in so far as It pro tects and tends to develop the industries and Interests of the American people, shall be firmly adhered to. 1 "Since our last state convention the un timely and tragic death of President Mc Kinley has plunged the country in sorrow ami brought to a loving people the deepest sense of personal l**ss. We lament this na tional calamity and cherish his exalted character and patriotic service as the most precious legacy he could leave "to a deov ted land. . . "The great policies and achievements or his administration raised the republic to the highest plane of general happiness, prosperity and glory, and gave it a new position of greatness and influence among the powers of the world. His memory will best be honored by faithfully adhering to the principles of which he was so illustri ous a representative and by steadfastly carrying forward the measures which will forever be associated with his wisdom and statesmanship. Roosevelt's Administration Indorsed. "To President Roosevelt and his adminis tration we give our heartiest approval and support. We recognize the fidelity with which he has carried out the policies of his lamented predecessor. He is strong in con viction, wise in action, thoroughly Ameri can, of high anil patriotic ideals and his leadership establishes confidence both in the success of republican principles and in the continued prosperity of the country. We pledge ourselves to his nomination to the great office wliioh he has filled with sui h ability and patriotism. "In the Philippine Islands under Ameri can rule despite protracted guerrilla war fare now brought to an end, schools have been established: justice administered by courts has for the first time become prompt and certain; the habeas corpus has been made a writ of right; provincial and mu nicipal governments chosen by vote have been established and the Filipino people have been started upon the road of pe'.f government. No nation has ever achieved so much in so short a time in dealing with an Asiatic people broken into many tribes, and we heartily approve and commend the policy of our government which has pro duced such results. Gratitude to the Army. "We extend to our army in the Philip pines profound gratitude, for the courage and success with which they have brought the Insurrection against the United States to an end. While we deplore any cases of cruelty to the natives that may have oc curred and approve proper punishment and condemnation wherever guilt is proved, we demand justice for our men and due con sideration for the sufferings and provoca tions they have undergone. "We resent and we appeal to the Ameri can people to rest nt the wholesale attacks of the democratic party upon our soldiers and sailors which are made for political purposes now as they were after Appomat tox and which seek to tarnish the fame of the army which is now the common herit age and possession of the American peo ple. "We rejoice to know that the purpose for which the United States entered upon a war with Spain, as defined by President McKinley, has been realized, that a full and final termination of hostilities between the government of Spain and the people of Cuba has been secured: that the establish ment of a republican government in the island, capable of maintaining order and observing its international obligations, In suring peace and tranquillity and the se curity of its citizens, as well as our own. has taken place. We rejoice to know that the result has been effected by the valor of American soldiers and the wise adminis tration of American officers, and that all our pledges kept. Cuba has taken her place, a new republic among the nations of the earth. Reciprocity With Cuba. "To the end that our past contributions to the cause of Cuba may not be imperiled, but that prosperity and independence may go hand in hand, we indorse the recom mendation of President Roosevelt that the I'nited States should enter into .reciprocal trade relations with the republic of Cuba that shall be mutually advantageous to it and to the I'nited States, and all efforts to thi'.t end of our representatives in both houses of Congress we cordially indorse "We reaffirm cur unswerving loyalty to the republican principles of a protective tariff, and deprecate any suggestion under existing circumstances of a general revis ion of the existing tariff laws. Under this beneficent operation we are in the enjoy ment of unparalleled prosperity. "We believe it to be the dictate of wis dom to let well enough alone, and not to imperil business Interests by any suggi s tion of present interference with revenue legislation. The Beef Trust. "We heartily approve the action of th< President of the United States, through his Attorney General. In Instituting proceedings to check the growth of unlawful combina tions intended to raise the price of com modities at the e-xpense of the consumer, and we recommend that similar action be taken in all cases where the people are op pressed by trusts or combinations through the illegal manipulation of fuel or food supplies. , . , , .. "We further affirm the friendship of the republican party for the bread winner anu home builder whenever and wherever his rights under the law are assailed. e point with pride to the passage by the re publican party in 1?*> of the law devised by John Sherman to prohibit and punish com binations In restraint of trade, the control of wages or the advancing of prices, and challenge the democratic party with all its pretense to cite a single enactment justi fying its claim of friendship for the work ingman. An Honest Ballot, a Fair Count. "We place ourselves on record as favoring the passage of wise immigration laws to the end that anarchy may be forever driven from this country and that the American workingman shall be protected against un fair labor from abroad. "In common with our countrymen from other states we feel the importance of the construction of an isthmian canal for the advancement of commerce and to facilitate international trade relations. "The present system e>f pensioning vet eran soldiers is commended and the recom mendation is made that soldiers of the war with Spain be treated liberally. pure and honest ballot and a fair count in Pennsylvania is advocated." IMMENSE DAMAGE CAUSED. Consequence of Recent Earthquakes in uaaicmuia. The recent earthquakes in Guatemala vis ited with awful consequences the prosper ous coffee plantations of the republic, ac cording to a report made public at the State Department today from United States Consul General McNally at Guatamala City. While the coffee trees themselves suffered little damage, he says, dwellings, store houses and coffee machinery on nearly all the estates were more or less seriously in jured. The consul general says that the coffee crop will aot be one-half what was looked for before the visitation. Moreover, he points out, that there is poor prospect for repairing the damage on the coffee plan tations as the surplus labor of the republic lias been pressed into service clearing away the debris in the ruined cities and towns. To escape compulsory service in the devas tated cities, it is said, many laborers are closslng over into Salvador and Mexico. ELECTRICAL CONDUITS. Senate Resolution Reported From the District Committee. Mr. Gallinger today reported to the Sen ate from the committee on the District of Columbia Senate resolution 81, to enlarge the use of electric conduits in the District. As reported the provision In the b:H against the use of these conduits for purposes other than furnishing electric current and light ing Is stricken out. The current may be utilized for furnishing power. WITH 80QMQFCANN0N Arrival of President at West Point is Announced. SEES CADETS PARADE PINS MEDAL ON BREAST OF TITUS, HERO OF PEKIN. After Review Attends Reception Held at Headquarters of Superin tendent Mills. WEST POINT, N. Y? June 11.?President Roosevelt arrived at West Point at 10 o'clock. He was met at the station by Col. Mill*, superintendent of the West Point Military Academy, and his staff and the academy band. The de-tachmcnt of cavalry stationed at the post, under command of Capt. Sands, acted as escort to Col. Mills' quarters. A salute of twenty-one guns was fired as the President appeared on the top of the hill. The cadets w-ere paraded in fropt of the barracks and stood at attention us the Pren ident and party passed on the way to the superintendent's house. Pins Medal on Titue. A review of the corps of cadets followed Immediately. A feature of this was the presentation to Cadet Calvin Titus of a medal provided by Congress for his bravery in scaling a all at Pekin. China. The order was read by Capt. Rivers. President Roosevelt pinned the medal to the ooat of the young man, and as he did so extended his congratulations. After the review, a reception was held at Supt. Mills' quarters. A Veritable Garden Party. The rect ption at the residence of Colonel Mills grew into a sort of garden party, and for several hours, while President Roose velt stood on the porch of the house re ceiving, the lawn was covered with a large group of handsomely dressed women. The army and navy officers wore full dress uniforms. Governor Udell arrived while the recep tion was In progress. I.at< r the President. Governor Odell and Postmaster Gemral Payne wtre In conver sation for some time. The President's Departure. President Roosevelt and party left for West Point to attend the centennial cele bration at 12:10 o'clock last night via th? Pennsylvania railroad. They occupied a special train, which ran as the second sec tion of the regular midnight express. The President will return to the city Friday. EDWARD GREETS REID. Special Ambassador Received Formally at Buckingham. LONDON, June 11.?Whitelaw Reld, the special ambassador of the United States to the coronation of King Edward, was re ceived in audience by his majesty at Buck ingham Palace this afternoon. The king received Mr. Reid in the most cordial manner and expressed his gratifica tion at seeing him again. BEER DROUGHT THREATENED . Brewery Drivers in Chicago on Eve of a Strike. CHICAGO, June 11?Angered by the re fusal of the officers of the United States Brewing Company, commonly known as the trust, to reinstate thirty brewery driv ers' helpers who went out on a strike on Monday, the other unions connected with the tirms are preparing to call a general strike tomorrow. The men are thoroughly organized, and their leaders aver that not a barrel of beer can be moved from the breweries Involved without their consent after the strike call has been issued. BEY OF TUNIS DEAD. Descendant of Family That Has Oc cupied Throne Centuries. IL'NIS, June 11.?Sidi Ali, the Bey of Tunis,?dkd this morning. Sldi Ali was born October 5. 1817. He was the son of Sidi Ahsin, and succeeded his brotht r, Sidi Mohamed?s-Sadok, Octobir 27. 1S0-2. The deceased bey Is succeeded by his son Mohamid. who was born in 1KV> The rt lgning family of Tunis has occu pied the throne since 1W1. ECKELS MASTER OF ARTS. Attorney General Knox's Law Partner an LL.D. PRINCETON. N. J., June 11? At the ex ercises of the l.Vith annual commencement of Princeton University today a large num ber of honorary degrees were conferred, among them: Doctor of laws?Judge James II. Reed. Pittsburg, Pa. Doctor of divinity?The Rev. Richard Davenport Harlan, president Lake Forest University. Illinois. Master of arts?James Herron Eckels, former controller of currency. The various and numerous fellowships and prizes were also awarded. SOFT COAL STRIKE QUIET. Statement Issued That 20 Per Cent of Full Number Are at Work. ROANOKE. Va.. June 11.?The following statement regarding the situation In the Pocahontas coal fields was furnished the Associated Press at noon by the general officers of the Norfolk and Western rail way : "Our advices are to the effect that there are quite as many men at work in the mines this morning as on yesterday, which indicates that the force at work Is at least 20 per cent of the full numbers. Every thing Is quiet throughout the district. Only a few men are now ab-iut the fields who are actually on strike. "A number of the men are still there who are not participating in the strike, and large numbers have left the field during tbe past two days to avoid becoming Involved in the strike. These men are all expected to return to work as soon as all the mine* are in operation." Acting Secretary. In the absence from the city of Secretary Shaw Assistant Secretary Taylor is the aoU Ing head of the Treasury Department.