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ANU I Htlh rhILNUo
Perilous Task to Find the En\
. tombed Men and Dig
\ % Them Out.
(must search in darkness
Danger of Explosion Makes It Impos
sible to Use Any Lights on the Trip
: i
Air-Tight Cans and Drinking Water |
With Nourishine* Food Beiner
k Laboriously Carried to the ImS
prisoned Men?Many Are Idle.
The seven entombed miners at the
P.i ruin-White mine at Foustwell, in
Somerset county. I'a.. are said to be
still alive, and a party of their com "nl.'c
ct*irti-il 1ii tlii ir rpsi-np nnilcr
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great difficulty thi^ afternoon. Extraordinary
pi ecanti< >n? have been
taken to save the lives of the men.
JOIIXSTOWX. I'a.. April 30? S'lll
alive" is the report hroutrht to tlie surface
tills mornlnjt bv tltc reseuinK party that has
been trying to rcach the seven men who
have been Imprisoned in the Berwliul-White j
? ? ? , l
mine at Foustwcii, sonv-rs' i county, smctI
last Friday, by a rush of water that filled
all the headings of the mines. Without
food or water, the men have been able to
make known that they were not drowned,
by tapping on compressed air pipes, signals
that hut renewed tlie vigor of the m? n
working at pumps to empty the mine sufficiently
t?> enable the men to be brought out.
Nine pumpfl have been nt work since
last Friday nig'ht. and yesterday another j
one of Immense slz?- was added to the |
equipment. Chugging away, these ten ,
pumps are emptying the mine at the rate j
of gallons a minute, and this morning !
( 11 was exacted that by early afternoon the j
I men would he reached.
i Physicians are at the mine mouth, while
! groups of miners and their families, with
friends of men thought to \?> arm ipr the j
imprisoned. gtth**r at>-ut until weary w.th j
t? \e watch for something de \niie in the ,
way of news of the men. dispersing to their
homes only to return in a short while. |
Preparations ior ireaxmeni.
T'pon the advice of the physh lans prep- j
a rat ion 8 have Im ? n made for the treatment j
of the men *is 80<?n as they are reached, j
When i he water has receded to a level i?er
mitting a man to wa?> int<> the mine with i
) even his head above water, one man will !
be sent in with water, as this, the pliv. i- |
elans say, the men will need most. Lhjuld '
will a!s<? he taken in to them. This 1
will be done, according to the physician in
charge, as it is expected the men will be ,
too weak t?> wade through the water, and
they w< uld be in danger of falling and i
UM-n Uii!g.
Cots and Bedding.
<v?s bandars anil bedding have been
pl.t in a tool nouse near the mouth of
the mine, and a temporary hospital pre- t
pared to rope with any tnjuries or illness j
the men may have suffered lias been made
Vof the building
Today for the first time since the accl\
dent the relatives of the imprison* d men
became skeptical, and to reassure them as j
it? in** naiurt* ??r the tapping* heard, a j
party of f??rel|?m*rs was conducted into the |
m'ne tc? spot where It could be demon- i
atrated that the sounds came from the men j
behind the water. and were not made by j
the rescuers* abote to deceive.
The minis closed d??wn today, in conse- j
quenc ?-f li many men are Idle. It is :
f?are?l they may attempt violence against j
persons responsible for blasting through j
irtn the water-liiled working in case their i
f- ! :n* r fedfiw w-rknnn ar*- found to be
Started in the Mine.
At 1_ ."in i in four men started into
the mine in an effort to reach their unfortunate
'?li?*.iKues. They were forced
to wade, and in a crouchinjf position, as
the p;?ss..|?c \n s hut four feet hitfh.
There \\?!v sufth ient room between the
water and the roof to pive a clear space
for the mens heads (>ne of the four
was .? brother of Michael H??]ya. the
foreman, who is one of the unfortunates.
SlunK aeross the shoulders ??f the rescuers
were alr-tlKht cans carrying drinkIn*
water and nourishing f?In liquid
Wading to Their Necks.
Waging up to their i?h k? In t!i black
and mud<!> water th?>? men. t rawling; anil
looping. will have a mile to traverse before
reaching the heading. where the prisoners
are said to be located. Through the
dark tunnels their way can be found only
l?> feeling along the mug.1 walls, as lights
( annot be used for fear of gas explosions.
The party was sent In for fear that the
unfortunate? would attempt to come out In
tlnir enfeebled condition, and meet with
further aecident. At *he mouth of the
mine is a crowd of men ready to follow* the
four that have already started. These
gangs ^ ill he sent in as soon as the water
v. i 1! permit of bringing a body out. The
progri** ?>r inc lour reseurers win necessarily
slow, and *1 is exp*? t? d tu he well
toward niKl?t ie an> rt j>vrt will be
btaid from them.
$10,000 Damage at Covington, Tenn.
MKMI'HIS, Tenn.. April .?> ? A dispali h
from Covington. Tenn . says a wind and
electrical norm there last nlRht did damage
t?. the amount of $10,0(10. Several .small
house!) and sheds Buffered damage. Three
ahed* of a compress company were demolished.
There waa no luss of Ufa. 1
It Took Twelve Policemen to
Kill Desperado.
Member of a Notorious Gang in New
When They Surrounded the House He
Told Them to Come in and
Get Him.
Special IMspatrh to The Star.
NEW YORK, April Tom Donahue got I
| his this morning. For more than a mor.th
the police have been after him for the k lilt!
?T of "Ruck" Hanlon. another member of
1 lie notorious Harlem market gang, and
twice they have missed him when they
thought they had liiin. Rut this morning
they ran him down surrounded on the roof
of the extension of a Harlem tenement
house, and though he had two guns in his
hands and one in his pocket, they dropped
him with a ..18 through his right lung.
When they started to take him to the Harlem
Hospital, with the blood running d^wn
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i nt? irt'ni 01 nis swcuiei, nv saiu. ??c-u,
if the jig's up, tlie jig's up," and It looks as
if for once Tom Donahue was right.
There is a crowd of young: men iu Harlem
that goes by tlie name ? f the "Harlem market
gang." In the <lay time they are nothing
but a bunch of loungers around cheap
pool rooms, whom one notices only because
th'ir hands are yellow from cigarettes.
W'l :i night comes, however, they are a
different propos'tion. After the free
hinehfs cl??se arid they b^gin to get hungry
they are dangerous individuals to meet on
the streets.
Shot Him Botrn.
Frank Furlong. who just "went to the
chair" at Sine Sine, was a member of this
gang. and Thomas Ikjjuihue, twenty years
c!il. is one of the star members. On March
2.'1 he had the misfortune to "croak a
man" ami get nothing for it except revenge.
lie had had a aright with Buck HanIon
of the "Harlem market gang." anil lie
caught him in the doorway of .113 East
lmih strt < t anil shot him di>wn. Buck died
in the Harlem hospital soon after that. an-J
? * -1? * 1 ?> " rr*.>?v, riomiViun Viae hor.n
Since lllill unit; lviu i/viiti.i u*- 4.?*;
lying low.
Thre?- weeks ago Detective "Jimmy" Han
nan of East lJtith street found ou' that
Donahue was in a dance hall on 2d avenue
near moth street. He went in to
arrest him, but when he tried to he got
n blackjack on the back of the? head, and
when the crowd broke away from him Donahue
was going out the back window with
a gun in either hand.
Hannan Was Too Late.
Hannan fired at him, but he was too late
and the boy escaped.
Early this morning they received news
of him again. Word came to Lieut. Thompson
of East li'4th street station that the
much-wanted Donohue could be found
asleep in the tenement at 2307 3d avenue,
which Is in an orderly neighborhood.
Thompson sent a sergeant and the eight
biggest men he had In the reserves out to
get h!m, and they loosened their guns in
their tight hip pockets before they started.
< >11 tlte way they picked tip Pay and ZU 1<ler
and McCracktn of the East lljtith street
station anil took them along with thein.
When they got to '?i.">7 eight of thein
went around through the other houses and
covered the back, while the four others
went up the stairs through the front
hall. The door of the room where I>onahut
was supposed to be sleeping had two
glass panels. ana was narnrjuiea s<> tnat
the shoulders of the four policemen could
not budge it. So they pounded on it and
told Donahue to open it.
Come in and Get Me.
"Co to In- said. "Come in and
g< t in> " Then lie opened Are and six
shots cam'1 through the glass panel in the
direction of the policemen's voices.
The} kept at it, however, and were making
some progress toward getting the door
cli wn when Ponahue tried the ha-k window
and dr pped eight feet to an extension
which ran out from the first story of the
building. When the policemen who were
in the back yard first saw him lie had a
gun in each hand, and when he saw them
lie let loose another fusillade of shots.
Then he started over toward the house
next door, with eight policemen in the
yard taking pot shots at him as he went.
When he saw he was headed in that direction
he turned around and started the
other way. There, too, was a line of
polict men with revolvers which spoke him.
Then he stopped, picked out a policeman
near the back fence, took careful aim. and
as he was about to fire, threw up his hands
and f? 11 off the roof into a heap on the
Thought He Was Done.
"You can nil go to hp paid when
the polio rai'n came around him. Then lie
shut his eyes and they thought he was
done. He wasn't though, for as they leaned
over to grab him he reached down into a
trousers pocket and pulled out a third gun.
The other two were out of reach. He was
too weak by that time to be able to use it,
and they got it away from him without
much trouble.
Then they started to walk Donahue to
the station house, but when he got half
way there he collapsed, and they sent for
an ambulance to meet them when they got
The bullet which had sent him spinning
off the roof had hit him in the back, gone
through his right lung and stopped up
against his breast bone. When Dr. Schiff
of the Harlem Hospital got there he said
that Donahue didn't have much chance to
"Is there anything you want to say
then?" asked the lieutenant.
"Nothing." said Donahue, "except that
If the jig is up. I for one don't care." Then
thev took him away to the hospital. A little
later he had died.
John Hamlin to Hang for Killing
Rachel Engle.
LINCOLN, Neb., April 30.?A special to
the Star from Grand Island, Nob., today
sa>s that John Hamlin, who has been on
trial for several days for the murder of
Rachel Engle of that city, has been found
guilty of murder In the tlrst degree, with
punishment fixed at hanging. Miss Kngle
was thirteen years old.
Hamlin, more than a year ago. wanted to
accompany her to a carnival. She resisted
his attentions and he shot her. She died
several months later u? * result of tne
V\A 4 ^
|Yi 11' | jgjj
Had "Warned Others of Approach of
Train, but Failed to Escape
An accident occurred on the Baltlmor*
and Ohio railroad crossing; at Mills avenue
I>angdon, this morning, shortly before 1(
o'clock, resulting in the death of Georg<
Fick, who was employed as foreman of i
gang of laborers. The foreman warned th(
laborers, about twenty in number, of th<
approach of a northbound train, and th<
latter hurried from the track to let tin
train pass. Fick. who was anxious to as
sure the safety of his men, neglected ti
look out for himself, and remained wher<
he was. in the way of an incoming train
Whistles were blown and bells wen
sounded, it is reported, but Fick failed tt
escape, and the heavy engine struck him
tearing off the top of his head and hurlinj
his body about fifty or seventy-five feel
down the track.
The men who were working under Flcl
ran t ?"? hie ucaicfanoo V > 111- n"""
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he was dead. They cared for his bod}
until She arrival of the police. A message
was sent to the ninth precinct station announcing
the fatal accident, and later the
remains were removed to the morgue.
Trusted Employe.
Fick. who was forty-six years of age. had
been In the employ of the railroad company
for a number of years, his work having
been so satisfactory that he was made
1UIV.II1UII. 1 mo iiiviUJllg ilC W clCS OUjldilltending
the work of putting in new rails,
and it was his duty to warn the laborers
of the approach of trains. When he heard
the outgoing train approaching he shouted
to his men: "Get out of the way."
As soon as he shouted the score or morf
of men hurried from the tracks, and wer<=
soon out of the way of the moving train.
Kick was so much engaged in the mattei
of getting his men from the place where
they were working that he did not take thf
proper precautions to protect himself from
danger. After the body had been removed
to the morgue it was view* d by Coroner
Nevitt. The coroner learned of the circumstances
under which the foreman losl
his life, and gave a certificate of accidental
Members of Kick's family were notified
of his death. This afternoon the body was
placed in a casket and was taken to Baltimore.
where the funeral will probably takf
place from his family home, 1217 Patapscc
street. Friday morning.
Dynamite Bomb Exploded Near President
Cabrera's Carriage.
Gl?ATEMAL"A CITY, Guatemala, April 30
?An attempt was made early today on th<
life of President Estrada Cabrera. While
out driving a dynamite bomb was exploded
near his carriage, killing the horses anc
wounding Gen. Orellana, the chief of staff
The calmness of the pres.dent, who was noi
injured, is universally commended, and thf
would-be assassins are condemned on al
The Guatemalan consul general at New
Vnrl/ T~?t? HcnffAan
*-> ? . *?V ..guvv, icvvovu ivuajf llio 1 Ui'
lowing official dispatch from Foreign Minister
Barrios informing him of the attempt
on the life of President Cabrera:
"This morning, at 8 o'clock and at the time
that the president qI the republic was passing,
a bomb was exploded In one of th<
streets of the capital. Fortunately that
high functionary was not hurt In this criminal
attempt, and orders have already beer
given that the proper Investigation of tliU
crime be undertaken. The only persons
who were wounded were the chief of th?
general stafT of the president. Gen. Jost
Marie Orellana, and the coachman. Public
nrrlAr Is maintained nnaltprort
(Signed) "BARRIOS."
Cabrera was elected president of Guatemala
September 9, 189S, succeeding President
Barrios, and in March. 10(15. he assumed
the presidency for a second term.
He was said to be very unpopular; was reported
ta nave oeen snot at and wounded
Mtz, W
I in April, 190."), anil the following month, K
I was again rumored that an attempt had
been made to assassinate him. l^ater It
was stated that the president had been accidentally
shot In the leg.
Xong Conference Here.
Ambassador Creel of Mexico and Assistant
Secretary Bacon today conferred at
length concern!i% the situation in Guatemala.
Advices received In Washington and
Mexico City agree on the point that affairs
approach a crisis in Guatemala, and any
moment there may be an uprising which the
. I . . ...ill V.A ..nnklA
j?i corn i auiuiiii^iidiii'ii ijicic will i?r uuauic
to control. The murder of ex-President
Barrllla in Mexico, which is supposed to
1 have been prompted by powerful agents in
, Guatemala; the attempt yesterday on the
) life of President Estrada Cabrera in Guate,
mala City and the alleged anti-Mexican and
anti-American feeling that has been engen1
dered In the Cabrera government have
- caused complications In Central American
i j politics which, it is 'believed here, must be
s j handled by a firmer hand than can be
a louriu in *-*u:ueniaia.
The Mexican troops mobilized on the
" Guatemalan frontier as t lie result of com>
plications growing: out of the murder of
> Hen. Harrllla, and the request of Mexico
for the extradition from Guatemala of
? Gen. Jose I-lmon, who Is alleged to have
; been Implicated in the murder, may be
> used to meet the present emergency. In,
dications of an uprising: against the Ca;
brera government are giving the United
t j Htates and Mexico some concern, as a
| revolutionary movement now would probably
embroil the whole republic In conHlet.
It is believed here that an agreement
will be reached between the two
countries by which Mexico, with her
troops already cn the border, will police
i Guatemala just as the United States policed
Nicaragua and Honduras In the
recent warfare between those countries.
Mexico has not yet received a definite
answer to her demands for the surrender
of Gen. Limon for extradition to Mexico
to stand trial for the murder of (Jen.
Uarrilla. It is likely that the Mexican
government will use force in the event
President Cabrera declines to surrender
MILWAUKEE, Wis., April 30.?A rain
and sleet storm last night developed into
1 a fall of six Inches of snow In this vicinI
ity, most of which remains on the ground,
i the weather being cold enough to prevent
melting. The storm was principally confined
i to the lake section.
Snow in Europe.
ROME, April SO.?A cold wind, which
arose suddenly yesterday, is blowing over
the peninsula, particularly In the northern
part, where also a severe snowstorm is In
progress. In the Alps and in the provinces
of Helluno and Bergamo the snowfall has
reached several Inches.
At Messina great apprehension still prevails
over the eruption of the Stromboli
volcano. The condition of the volcano is
I still unknown, as smoke and fog prevent
, signals being exchanged between Sicily and
the Island of Stromboli. It is reported,
however, that a considerable number of
l persons have been injured as a result of
' the eruption and a torpedo boat has been
sent to Stromboli with men and material
I to assist persons in distress. Panic still
nrpvails in Palahra on/1 manv nafar.na -?
fleeing from the villages along the coast.
Snowfalls in Germany.
BERLIN, April 30.?Snowfalls continue to
be reported from various parts of Germany.
Last nlghi. Flchtelgeblrge, In northern
Bavaria, had a worse storm than any
! In January. In the valleys at the foot of
the mountains the snoW Is three feet deep
( and travel is obstructed. Snow fell at
Munich and throughout the Isar valley yesterdav.
and now ennw is or* tKir.tr
i Riesengebirge district of southern Silesia
I that numerous avalanches have fallen and
i winter sports have been resumed,
i Severe frost prevailed thronghout the
Thurlngian forest last night, with snow In
Severe Snow Storm in Michigan.
DETROIT, Mich., April 30.?A severe
snow storm Is prevailing today over the
upper part of the lower peninsula of Michigan,
with high, c?ld winds. It Is not believed
that the snow and cold will cause
much damage to fruit or vegetation, as the
weather has been ao cold that everything
i is backward.
> ^
' Show Down" in Ohio Not to Be Made
in November?Strength of
Taft's Boom.
Ohio politicians in town sny that the stand
takfn by Republican State Chairman
Brown in opposition to calling for a primary
snuw uown un me roraKer- lull contest on
the day of the municipal elections next November
is first blood for Foraker. They argue
that to begin with it was Senator Foraker's
wish not to confound the national
and municipal issues, and second'y, Chairman
Brown s attitude Is construed to mean
that the slate committee Is still favorable
to Foraker. At the last state convention the
committee was 14 to 7 for Foraker.
The politicians say that the "practical"
significance of this declsi'on Is that further
time Is to be allowed for the possibility of
President Roosevelt's support of the Taft
boom relaxing. All well-posted Ohio politicians
say that there is nothing to the Taft
Doom but Koosevelt. Without the President's
support Secretary Taft, they say,
would have only a sentiment?a kind affectionate
and In every way complimentary
sentiment, to be sure, but lacking the foundation
of practical politics. Secretary Taft,
they point out, has not been associated with
active Ohio politics, while Senator Foraker
has been a militant figure In the political
arena for more than a quarter of a century.
Secretary Taft lmi* hrl#t nfflros but it Io
serted they have been appointive and not
elective, whereas Senator Foraker has won
his at tiie point of the bayonet in the bitterest
kinds of political charges and defense
of the trenches.
The Ohio men agree that President Roosevelt
will have to stick to his candidate, and
work for him in season and out of season,
in order to keep up the Taft end. But they
realize the possibility of many things happening
in the next twelve months, before
the contest is to come to iVssue, and in the
meantime the President may have to change
allegiance. They say that the moment he
gets from under Taft the 'laft boom is at
an end.
Speaker Cannon Shy About Discussing
presidential .rossiDilltles.
Ex-Speaker and Speaker-prospective Cannon
left tliis afternoon at 1:30 for his home
In Danville, 111. lie was as chipper and
spry as could be, looking vastly Improved
after his trip to the tropics, and had the
aspect of a man. who could do right smart
o" running himself when It comes to a.
presidential race.
But he blushes like a girl when you mention
presidential politics to him, and tries
to cMnge the subject. However, he Is going
do ?rn to Springfield to see "the boys"
in the legislature, before It adjourns, and
it's rlnllnm tn rlnn^hmita tha* cnma
thusiast from Sangamon county raises a
whoop for Cannon that will start things.
Jay Gould Defeated Page in Three
Straight Sets.
TXXDON, April 30.?Jay Gould won the
semi-final In the international amateur
court tennis championship games today,
defeating Page In three straight sets?G?0,
ft?0, 6-2. PaRe was outclassed' by the
young American.
Gould and Pennell, the champion of 1904,
will meet In the final tomorrow.
Ninth Ballot Besulted in No Choice
at Madison Today.
MADISON. Wis.. April 30.?The ninth hal
lot for United States senator taken In Joint
assembly today resulted in no choice, and
no change from previous votes. Of the
leading republican candidates Lenroot, Esch
and Stephenson each received 19 votes,
while Copper and Hatten received 18 and
16 respectively.
Over Two Hundred Dismissals
From Government Printery.
Pathetic Scene When Yellow Enve
lopes Were Delivered.
His Action Regarded as an Absolute
Necessity. Due to Condition of
the Work.
Consternn on reigned at the government
printing r.fl ce today when a sweeping dismissal
of employes of the bindery was made
hv Public 1'nnter Stillings. The fatal yellow
enveioj.es containing the dismissals
from the service were handed to 204 workers.
These included lo'J journeymen bookbinders
and 102 women employes.
Whan tho .... ... J ..1 ?1?'' '
< t iivn t) iiiiicii i \ <"u i in:i i (lisiuin*
sals it Is said some pathetic scenes were
witnessed. Many of them had worked in
the government printing' office for years.
In explanation of the wholesale discharge.
Mr. StllUngs made the following
"The amendments to the laws governing
the printing and binding of government reports
and congressional documents enacted
by the last Congress have caused such a
falling off of work for the employes of the
bindery division of the government printing
oflice that the public printer was today
forced to mak< uis lirst reduction, by the
dismissal of 102 journeymen bookbinders
and 102 women employes, mostly sewers
and gold workers."
lie ulso stated that the forced reduction
of employes was the most unpleasant duty
h'1 has had to nerfnrm since i.o t ..1^
of the government printing office; that it
was a duty lie could not >?hirk, and that he
had delayed it just as long as it was possible
for him to do so. making every effort to
secure work to keep these people busy.
He said the work in the bindery has been
steadily decreasing In the past twelve
months, and to postpone the dismissals he
had instituted brief furloughs among the
employes, liopirg that the work would ultimately
Increas.* by the natural growth of
government needs to such proportions that
the reduction of the force might be avoided.
Dismissals Were Inevitable.
However, the work did not Increase, and
*1 ^11 * * - ? * ' ?
ii*riiv.c mo uiBuiissiis were inevuaDle. Tliey
were held off until warm weather, which
would mitigate much of the distress of those
whose services have been dispensed with,
which, had they occurred In the winter
months, would have made It much harder
for them. Another advantageous point is
that the leave of absence earned during the
1 present fiscal year Is payable In cash to all
employes and will be of some Immediate
assistance to them.
In postponing the reduction of the force
of the bindery, the public printer ascertained
by careful observation the actual
state of affairs, lie said Because of the unsettled
conditions he delayed the appointment
of the foreman of binding until he
had been In office long enough to lr.iow the
general conditions and not specific conditions
at any one time in the bindery.
"The dismissals have t>een made after
very careful deliberation," Ik* said, "largely
with the view, so far as the women em- i
ployes are concerned, of obviating the large
gaps in the earnings of piece workers, because
of the fact that there have been
practically two people to one person's
work, with the result that earnings were
split in halves.
"To adjust a situation like th!s Is a very
difficult matter, as can l>e readily perceived,
and the public printer feels that the present
solution is the fairest to the government
and to the employes. Notwithstanding
It brings a heartache to those who
have been dismissed, It absolutely could not '<
be avoided." ]
Discussion Resumed by the Inland 1
* i
Waterways Commission.
The inland waterways commission met at '
10 o'clock this morning in the office of the '
rivers and harbors committee of the House
of Representatives. All members of the <
commission were present, and the work of
the commission was resumed. Most of the
time was spent discussing questions relating
to the connection between the nature ]
of the water supply and the deposits of
tilth and sediment In the creation of bars.
Different forms of river improvements and
methods of treatment of various rivers to
improve navigation were also discussed. 1
AH these are matters to which the Pre3i- <
dent's letter referred creating tlie commis- i
sion. The commission will meet again to- ,
British Officials Continue to Probe the [
Kingston Incident. t
LONDON, April :!0.?In giving a definite. <
final refusal to furnish the house with fur- J
tlier correspondence exchanged between the |
ex-governor of Jamaica. Sir Alexander t
Swettenham, and the colonial office, the un- i
der secretary for the tolonies. Mr. Churc- (
hill, stated in the house of commons this ,
afternoon that the only point upon which
fault was officially found with Sir Alexander
was in regard to the propriety of his
letter to Rear Admiral Davis. .
The propriety <%? the governor's action in
dispensing with the services of the American
naval contingent was never called into
question, and, therefore, to set forth the >]
governor's reasqns for so doing would not
serve any useful purpose, but rather the i s
reverse. I I
Mr. Churchill was asked to publish Rear t
Admiral Davis" letter to Rear Admiral ,
Evans in retard to the 8wettenham Incicent,
which the cjuestloners Intimated en- *
tlrely exonerated Swettenham from the r
charge of having quarreled with Davis;
but the under secretary pointed out that It
obvioufely was not within the province of 8
the British government to publish letters a
exchanged between officers of the United
States navy.
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Tog Delayed Shipping Around Nor- f
folk. k
NORFOLK, Va., April 80.?As the re- ?
suit of a continuous fog: over lower Chesa- t
Tvoolr^ hav ?n/1 at tho Vlrtrinlo
night before last, the United States weather h
observer at Cape Henry has found It lm- t
possible to distinguish vessels passing In
and out of the ezpes. The fog last night 1
was more dense m?uf?o<%r, and Chesapeake ^
bay steamers generally were delayed going ?
and coming. All Washington and Baltl- r'
more steamers were late in their arrlvel
here today. Outbound steamers found It
well-nigh impossible to proceed after Old ^
Point Comfort was reached last evening,
and several of these remained tied up at a
the Fort Monroe pier all night, starting n
for Washington, Baltimore and other points 11
at an early hour this morning. S
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Showers late tonight and to?
morrow; much coltlcr tomorrow^
Military Government Has Already
Been Proclaimed. ,
nionnnrn in nnnrinino.
uiounutn 15 arntAUiNtt
Repcrt Armed Bands' Are Marching
cn the Capital.
Center of the Discontent is in Strongest
Part of the Country?State
Funds Diverted.
VIENNA, April .MO.?The r. volutionary
movement in Montenegro, where a military
government lias te en proclaimed ami tinned
bands are reported to l?e marching on the
capital, is assuming a serious char l< r, aocording
to dispatches arriving in ro by
way of RagUhM. Disorder is said to b?
rapidly spreading throughout the country*
The center of tfie discontent is at Andri?vlca,
the headquarters of the VaBsojevIca,
numerically th strongest dan in the prin
cipamy or Montenegro. The rising ta attributed
largely to the alleged ;Ut.'iipts of
Prince Nicholas to override tlie i oiiftiiutlon
which he bestowed on tin- <oumry In 11)05,
and also lo his incessant drain on the public
Utilized tlie Taxes, It ib S:\id.
The prince is uccused of utilizing tl.e
taxes and other state funds to i well his
private hanking account. Kven punis received
from Emperor Nicholas and Kmperor
Francis Joseph from time to time for
specific public purposes of Montenegro are
said to have been diverted to the enlargement
of the prim e's income or spent in his
attempt to ape the customs of the curts
of more important countries. The ir.ari ia<r.?
of his daughter Helena to King Vi< t..r Emmanuel
of Italy increased Prince Nic holas'
ideas of his own importance, with a consequent
widening of the estrangement between
the ruler and the people of Montenegro.
A Barren Gift.
The grant of a constitution to Montenegro
turned out to he a barren gift, and as soon
as this was realized dissatisfaction became)
pronounced and emigration increased bo
rapidly that 25,000 Montenegrins left th?
country during the first three months of <
this year
The cabinets appointed by Prince Nicholas
have been turned out by the parliament
one after another, almost :.s rapidly
as they were appointed. The attempt to
suppress the radical independent newspapers
(the government being accused of
instigating the destruction of the 'ffices of
two papers at Nikshitch and Podfcoritza)
fanned the revolutionary flames.
Andrievica, and the delegates of the three
principal clans, all heavily armed, after a
stormy conference, decided to send representatives
to Cettlnje and demand that
Prince Nicholas dismiss the Tomanovlc?
cabinet. The prince replied by declaring
martial law and calling out the militia to
prevent the revolutionary mountaineer*
from entering the capital.
Tendered Resignation.
In the meantime the Tomanovics ministry
tendered its resignation, and It la
thought probable that Prince Nicholas will
reappoint the cabinet over which M. Radulovic
presided, as the latter has many supporters
throughout the country.
The movement in Montenegro is being
closely watched by tho Austrian government,
which country fears it may spread
to the province of Novipazar (situated between
Montenegro and Servia), when* Austria
is responsible for the preservation of
?rder under the treaty of Berlin, but < irclea
well acquainted with the conditions In
Montenegro believe that Prince Nicholas
will succeed In suppressing the outbreak.
Kansas Officials Busy Levying on Indicted
Companies' Property.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., April .HO.-The three
receivers appointed by the Kansas supreme
court, accompanied by men from the office*
}f the sheriff and the attorney general, <
made the rounds in Kansas City. Kansas,
:oday, and took possession of all property
>elieved to be owned by ihe Indicted Tirewng
At each p ace the keys to the buildings
ivere taken by the receivers, tiie doors j
ocked and a notice tacked up stating that <
;hey were In possession. It was a ci.mpara- I
lively easy matter to locate the places, as <
Assistant Attorney General Trtcket. who
mil ufvn i *ti i , i is 1 (Utu-i quui < i lisuuo ?
ti Wyandotte for a year past, has made out
i list of all 1 it-wery property. Wherever
tny show of i" gistance was shown the receivers
declined to argui- the matter, re- )
'erring all complaints to the court for set? 1
ement. ?
teport That Controller Tracewell is to
Be Displaced.
A rumor going the rounds that R. J.
["racewell. controller of the treasury, will
loon lose his position can not be verified. <
f that is the program it Is known only to
he President and Secretary Cortelyou, who
las charge of the treasury and claims the (
esponslbility of naming and removing the
nen under him.
Those familiar with Mr. Tracewell's work
md his political backing have their doubts ;
is to the accuracy of the story. The Presl- mm
lent had an opportunity to remove Mr.
[Yacewell at the time of the pout offlco I
candula. but did not do so, feeling satinled
that Mr. Tracewell had no per.*onal i
:nowledge of any of the wrongs committed
r of the schemes to get the best of the
[overnment. The conduct of the conroller's
office has apparently been sunnactor
y to the administration, and nothing
ias been heard of any charges involving ,
ho office.
The fact of s-trongest value to Controller
'racewell is that he holds his office by the
acking of Vice President Fairbanks ?nd 1
lenator Hemenway. The Vice President
as made no requests for appointments or
etention in office of his friends since he
me the second executive nffiHnl r\f th*
ountry. but the President k'nows liow th? 1
'ice Presidt-nt feel? toward Mr. Traoewell.
nd he would hesitate a long time before
taking a change on the eve of a i>re?ideulal
convention year, In whloh the Vie*
'resident will be a rtgurt
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