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only newspaper published Newport Newt that receive! full news aervice of ins / elated Press. VOL. XV. NO. H2. PEOPLE PERISH BY STORM AND PAKE _________ i Italy is Again Visited by Se? vere Earth Shock und Cyclone. NUMBER OF DEAD IS NOT DEFINITELY KNOWN Vast Zone i"? Affected by the Seismic Disturbances, Embracing Practical? ly Whole o' Southern Part of the Country?King and Queen Visits the Stt.cken District. L-' ROM K. June 7.?Great apprehen? sion has b.en caused acain by ? cimn'c disturbances, the oflieial report show? ing thai the zone affected by the earthquake shock today is a vast one. rmbraciim practically the whole of Southern Italy, as well a.s < portion of Tuscany and Vonetia. to the north. Jn the district where serious dam? age occurred, only extends about M miles around Mount Vulture, which is rn extinct volcano near the town of Calitri. in the province of Avelino. This region has suffered much in ?'he iia>t from earthquakes and in Mil, Mm persons were killed. The number ot casualties resulting from | ihe earthquake today has not yet teen definitely ascertained, some of t(ie reports estimating Hie dead at 50 and injured at several Hundred. It is feared there are many btiriod in the ruins of the bouses which were thrown down in Calitri. while great damage was done at other places with doubtless a considerable loss of life. Government Acts Promptly. The1 government has taken hold of the situation with promptitude. A' tb mgh the earthquake occurred dur? ing the night it was not long before the military awthoritives were hard a* work rendering aid to the injured preparing places of shelter for the homeless and lending their forces to the re-establishment of order. Premier Luzzatti received word of the disaster at _ o'clock in the mim? ing, less (ban two hours after flic oc? currence of the quaky and he at once - communicated the news to the king. The latter decided tD leave im? mediately for the district. He intend? ed to go alone, hut Queen Helena in fcistcd npoaj joining him. Queen Insists. The king thought that this was! n it necessary, as tho situation at i Avellino was not to be compared With I that at Messina, where their majes? ties spent several days in alleviating the distress of the i>cople. In replies to the kins's protests. Queen Helena retorted: "As my presence is necessary at all festivities it must n >t lack where the iK'opl? die and weep. In tUe south Italians suffer; therefore. Ii musi go. It is my place as a woman and a mother." Th ? king and queen were cheered fry the crowds at tbe stati'm and carefully inspected the medical anj ether supplies. Cyclone Works Havoc. Misfortune seems to have chosen Italy as a target. While the south has been afflicted by an earthquake. :f_c vast rcgi.in of Cardinia. the larg? est i. Ian I in the Mediterranean, after Sicily, was ravaged today by a vio I M I ve'one. The districts of Lanusii. Tortoli. Rhone. Klini and Jrrsu have been d> vastated. and the ero|>s. vine? yards and cattle destroyed. It is be lleved thai many sheprrds have fared the fate of their flocks. The damac ?o Sardinia is estimated at $_,OS*>,dM. CONDUCTOR KILLEO. Trains Have Smash-up Near Mobile, Ala. fRv Associated Press?. MOPil.K. ALA , June 7 ? In a head on coilisicn on the Mobile A Ohio Railroad today. jn miles noch of this city. Conductor Charles Cochranr. of Merdian. Miss, was killed and two ceher trainmen were injured. The collision 1* supposed to have result from s mistake in meet ine oro>r. Negro Soldier Locked Up. i r? hsoss Ism f*?.ss.t 8FATTI.K. WASH. Jane 7?Prl rsie Na'tian Rk.-dnor of rnmjun? D of tb - ZSth Cnitrd States In'an'rv I colored i. was tunned over to the Seattle notice today by the command er of Port l_swton after havlnr been IdVniinVd as the nearn who forr ed hi way into the home of Mrs. J W Kedeingami tlltreatrd her Satiirdav night ?tort'oe |? sow locked up Ir the ritvJeR. funeral o* Famass Author iStv Awrtaim h ai KKW YOftK J?n?C7 - j_*wseral asv r;e?s for William Stflnet P?>,-r ?b> und*r tne naiee of O. llenrv he. asm known as owe of th ? foremost rh*vn writers In America took plaee tods' tp the ?horch of the Transftgnra'lor .Taw Little Ctrsrrh Armtnd fb Oar?r.** around whir h the author coa Mracted several of als w or tos. TIDEWATFR HEALTH OFFICERS ORGANIZE Dr. J. Pretlow, of This City, Elect? ed One of the Vice pre idents. The health officers of Tld >waier Virginia met at Norfolk yesterday and organized the Ass'xiation of health Officers of Tidewater Virginia. Dr. T. J. Pretlow, the city health of? ficer of KonrDOft News, was elected cue of tue vice-presidents of the as :?Kia:ion. Dr. Dupuy, health com iiMssiotier of Norfolk, was elected l>r(->Kl( nt and Dr. Drewery, uf Norlol!;, is the secretary. Dr. Vanderslice. of Hampton, repre so_ta_ Dr. IV. Plrrkratf/. the health of licer of Klizabeth City county Dr. Hugh t'timming. commanding the United Statics ptiblie healtli and ma ritte hospital service station at Old Point, and Major ite>noids, stwgnoa at Port Monroe, also attended the meeting and are members of the as .-oeiation. The organization is to hold month? ly meetings in Norfolk. Portsmouth. Newport N -wtt and Hampton, and matters for the benfit ot health condi? tion in Tidewater will he discussed ?md acted upon. Dr. Pretlow believes that the organization will uo splendid work for this section. DR. WEAVER SUCCEEDS BISHOP WATERHOUSE Directors of Emory and Henry Col? lege Elect North Carolinian as President. (By Associate. PV-S* ) EMORY. VA.. June 7.?Dr. (*. O Weaver, of North Carolina, was today elected by the directors of Kmory an<t Henry College here as president of ihat institution to succeed Bishop R. o. Waterhouse, who was elevated to the episcopacy <tf the Methodist Epis? copal Church, South, by the resent Asheville conference. Kmory and Henry College has grad I fated four of the present bl_ho|?s of the church and the presidency of the [ institution is considered an important step to the bishopric of the church. The new president is a P. H. D. j from Johns' Hopkins t'niversity. TAFT NOMINATES HIS FRIEND. Names Thomas D. Murphy For Post? master at Augusta, Ga. WASHINGTON. D. C. June ~.~ 'I homas D. Murphy, was today nomi? nated to be p'>stma-.ier at Augusta. Ga. Mr. Murphy is a newsjiaiKT man. having be_n connected wiih the Augusta Chronicle for a number of rears. He is .1 personal friend of Presi? dent Taft and accompanied him to I'anama just before the Inauguration j last yeai. ESTRADA M?L.?PPEAL - I Asks Reply from Madriz to His Peace Offer, WANTS .OURT'S INFLUENCE Nicaraguan Insurgent Chef Insists on Answer to Preposition That United States Mediate Between the Two Contending Factions. ?HV AwolaOSi itc-s.v' WASHINGTON. U C. June 7 ? <;< neral Est. ad a, the Nicarasnan m sssjsssssi chief, has apcaled to, the I'artago court Of Justice, asking its inlltieiice t" obtsin from president Madriz a r?*ply to h;s offer of Mare. 14 last, proposing that the I'nitcd State m<diat?- between the two and that an election be held for President. m which neither Estrada nor Aiadriz shall ?.<? candidates. Fo"owing is the text of the ?ettcr sent by Estrada to the president or the opwit through the United Stale* rr.nsiflati at PJueflelds: ?Nr.? that we have totally destroy? ed the armies of nereis _>ra. Gdtsy sod Chnvame. which were ar? rayed against Blttefteida, and Raim. with the lo?s of all their implement| of war and hundreds of lives, the pro? visional government belleven. it to he its daty. animated as always, by sen Omenta for peace to insist on tne nccotmticaw pending with Dr Madnz, who ha? not. aa yet. repi.ed to >n_r menssge dated March 14. last. "To eevompPsh this end. which will terminate the misfnetass-s whi-h af fed the nailoo. permit appeal to ywor hoooraMe rrtbtioal whi~b has rrotahCjr espresso. Itsrlf aa interested la tar peace rad tranqnllllr of this poor cocntrT that it may Inlerpos? Ma valued Influence with Dr wed rut to the end thvt he accept nwr profsnsals. wnwfi evassst principallv la the friendly n.'dialton of the Atn?rteaa go.liio mesl aad ether htsr? alr?*dy oeo_gt?t to the know|e?ia;e M yoar a gh ;rv h-BSl , _ I Smart!) JUAN EST RA DA B?TE BATST C?ififSST? ACT Another Railroad Meeting With President and Agree? ment is Reached. CORPORATION MEASURE GOES TO CONFERENCE Higher Fre'ght Charges Are All Call? ed Off t" Await Effectiveness of Proposed Statute and Taft Sends Special Message to Lawmakers Urging Speedy Action. my Associated ITtsa.i WASHINGTON, I). C, June 7.?I I The recent Hurry as to the railioadi ^situation became a thins of the uast| [today. The railroad presidents went| j home; President Taft went horse-j 'back riding, and the railroad bin J went to conference. The Kastein and Central railroads.| I at p. conference with the President j this afternoon agreed to withhold ?" proposed frc ght rate increased until I the new railroad law becomes effee I five and' after that to submit the j reasonableness of the increased to j the Interstate Commerce Commission. I The .jilroads inten sted in the South? ern territory declaiod that they hadj cot as yet tiled notices of aWlggau, but thai if tln y'did they would be reedy to abide by the decision of the comm ssion. President Acts on Promise. At best thin^ were not so pleading. President Tatt sent a special mes-j sage to "congress telling of the settle.; ment he hau reached with the rail- j read? and uiging that the provision of the railroad bill, which gives the] Interstate Commerce Commiss.on the I power1 to suspend new rates, be made' effective Im med lately upon the sign-! ing of the act. rather than have it goj into effect along 'with the other' daises which have a sixty day limi? tation following, the executive ap? proval of the measure. The President d.d tnls as a part of the agreement with the railroads by which he promised them a "square deal" and a speedy determi? nation as to the justice oi their new rates. He also did it to prevent the filing of any new rates d iring the sixty d?ys between the s-gning of tne act and the taking effect cf the new law. B tter Fight in House. There was a bitter fight in tne house as to whether the een.-j.te amendments *h< uld be accepted as a whole or the measure should Ix- given into the h: nds of ifinfc:<???> ft'?m beams and senate. The insurgents and Democrats who were opposed to a conference, declared that the Presi? dent's wishes as to the immediate'ef? fectiveness cf t!ie interstate com? merce rate?approval clause could be J met by an agreement on the I part of the hcuse. The reg? ulars, who des "red to hsve the bill sent to conference for a "smoothtne out" 'proeess. declared thu the only w?y tc effect the President's w.shrs was to need the bill to conference. ' They finally won out by dix voter?. The presidents conference tcajay i was- with Presidents Jarnos M "cR??, j of the Pennsylvania; W C. Brown, I of the New York Central, and- W. W. I Flnley. of the Southern railroads. These men represented all of the trunk lines from Chicago eastward. There was little sirprtsc when, aftpr fbe conference, which lasted ose hour and a half, the statement was iss-fen tbzt there bad been a complete syree ment. Loess by Small Margin. When the* hill was brought up ,n the bouse, that body almost ac-epteu" it. missing that consummation by ?ne slight margin rf six vote* The vo'e earner r*u a motion by Representative I .enroot. Insurgent Repuhltran of Wiscoasln. who moved to coneur m the senate ; amendments with an aodl f oasl imenHm-nt that section a or the Mil. requiring increases |n rail? road rates to be suTHniticd to the Be teratate (orsm-r -e rowtmlssioa in ad? vance b??iw irnsae?tlatelT?fg?tlire. The close rot. was evened by a <.mbtuath>* ?f Democrat* agsg Usser gen' Republ rsn? and It- regular He publicans The bsjl nnfilly was ordered sent tn kafereece aad ecaferee? na >he p-trt of tira krowee were a*met Tnesc wear: Repr--s?sUIIrr, Mean, of U ften'v aad Waager of p*?nsw>l*?sn t Rep iM Waal nag A dam-on. <?f '.eor gta. 11 >-to or rut i Taw ceases .totalis ion, aUsagj a saved are Senators Okies. eg* Vtrgnsa: AMr-eb. of Rltode Itaasjd. WV. VA.. WkPNKSDA ?a*- ? " ? _r: t Republican i. and fVster, of Louis-1 laua. Mlxinc.ratl. I'm- dent Taft roconi ms tided the' <h_i... In the aenat.i| proposed by Mr. Leu root lu a ni usage to-con gr>.-s in tuvordance v?:th b:s agree-, meet ?Ith Werte.n t:r!n (| |.| dents reached last night although tie did not c < mmlt h 111 ? li U|K>a the titu-tlon of concurrence b\ the boose in th<- reut:te measure. iClv i i on fercu. e on the Kilbp et Vote as (Jost. Alter two hours debate ,,11 the . tc posal made in the form of a motion by Mr. l/enroot, the bouse declined to accef*. u by a lOte 1 1 I (S3 to 16*. A motion to non-conci! In the sen n c amendments then w:i .11:1 an,| conferees were named The seinte 4imfei.es wen- nann ,1 t..1 there-! after. Aiiuoiuciug that he did not I:?\*t the senate bi'l in its entirety, Minor Ity Uefd< r Champ Clark i<:iii| .ho thought it was it better lull than] iroaid be given the <?( untry If the sag sure went to conference und tie reiore* he favored accepting thA senate adsnen meats. WINS SUIT AGAINST TELEGRAPH COMPANY Court of,Appeals Grants New York Brokers $10,000 Damages. (Hy Associated Pre**.) AI.HANY. N. Y.. June 7 Snstaln talalag the ccntctitlon of counsel tor the Costal Telegraph Company, that the question a< to" whether or not n gimhling ccntract was involved, was not submitted to the jury, the Court of Appeals tog-uy reversed the judg? ment of the lower courts, granting Stepheu M Well and others. fl?.iHMi damages against the telegraph com? pany, due to a mistake in a telegram. A new trial is considered. Weld and his partners are New York cotton trtokeTs. and members ot the New York any New Orleans cot? ton cxFnangos. Tttey gave the com? pany a telegram to New Orleans brokers to ?ell 2f,,i"H) bales of cotton at 12.70 cents a pound. When re i ceiied, the telegram read l-.n7 cents, damages aggregating I27...65 were claimed because of the alleged gross negligence of the telegraph company. The dower DOWrta granted damages, but the. Qnurt ?f Appeals reverse,! upon the gro ind that the question as to whether the c rtraot wa* a wager t ing cne should have been submitted to the jury. Dedicate Monument Today. fBr A** H-inexi t-re?> SANDl'SKY. OHIO. June 7? A monnmi nt to Confederate dead ?D en are buried cn Johnson's Islands, tne wartime prison on Sandusky bay. will be dedicated tomorrow. Hiim.r. d Of Southerners, men and women, representing nearly every State of 'he Confederacy, are arriv? ing tonight to take part in the dedi ecstic-:i ceremonies. Death of J. R. Spilman. WARRKNTGV VA.. June 7 ?.'ohn j Ri>t?ert Spilmair. the oldest Mason j fend of isen of Varrenton. died her-, i last night at the home of I is daugh I ter. Mrs. St. fling Jackson, with whom j he made his home Mr. Spilman was i eighty-seven years of age and was mayor of Ware ntor? for about six t'-rms. He wa-erfvon the Shriners de grce of Masonary several years ago He was alsr? a member of the I. O. O. K. lodge b.ing sixty years in the lodge here. t YORK CIRCUIT COURT CONVENES. Judge Tyler Hears Several M'ino.' Civil Matters. Jude- Tyler yesterday convened the Cirruit four: of York county for the regu'ar .lunc term and heard sev? eral minor < ivtl matters. No cases of interest err set tor hearing and It is probable that Jndg-.- Tyler will ad jonrti <owr; today and go to Williams burg i-> bold the dune term of the Cir colt Court of that city. GETS BIO ON BONOS. Ameocan Tobacco Company Makes Offer n Nortn Carolina Issue. Ihr r?? - SSSsh It mm V stti4Hes. S ?' . Jnne 7?It ??< ainmnwn-ed f>at Use Mocri-in Tohnieo Com pas* had pia d a bid with JWat. Tre?-"tt. r Lnry for the nn aosd iimaia? r of the bond ,**n.. nhnot 9Z.V*."** The opUtoa prT'k* that there tin will he -*n bsnwediiie acceptance of the offer, which i? said <o be a liberal one.. Cos' Str.h? Is Oer. mtv Sjssasdssasl Pnsa.. , S?PW:?i\. I-A. Jut., 7, Th. trfh-. of taw II assy mhaera ewp+o-rrl 1 the collieries the Pen ti?? I van is 'ial cnniM' between D.insvor Pal par: a--' Y. ,11!NIK * PUT"GAG RULE"10 POSTAL BANK BILL House Democrats Flay Repub? licans for Methods Adopted to Pass Measure. ~ INSURGENTS COME IN FOR PARTICULAR ROAST I By Strict Party Vote the Committee Reporte Plan to Cut Off All Amend? ments and Limit Debate to Elglyi Hours and is Adopted?Majority Members Strike Back at the Attack. IBy Aaaocloted fT?aa.l /WASHINGTON. D. ('.. Juno 7. With the Democrats attacking the Ilcptibiicatis. denouncing the Insur? gents for their aliened Insincerity mid assailing regulars tor bringing In .?? "gag rule" to farther a party mraa ure, and the Republican leaders re ri I luting by charging the Democra's with similar performances, while they were in p ?wer, a r.|?ecial rule wasj ubipicd In the house today which I plac- (I the postal savings bank bill onj Us way to final passage, with the de-1 hate limited to eight hours, and all j possibility ot amendment fetal oft. The ..ptcfal rule providing for thei passage id' the oui was Drought In by i Representative Dalsell. chairman of the rules committee, immediately | after the railroad hill bad been sent j to conference. The debate ob the rule was limited to one hour, but both sides occupied their lull share of it by heaving heavy verbal brick? bats at the other side. The vote a* ? he conclusion was 1*0 to 13H, all but 10 of the Insurgents Rppuhii cans having voted, with their partv tor the adoption of the rule. Affect of the Rule. The'rule, which the Democrats ! situated as a "gag rule." provided for the immediate adoption of the postals savings bank bill, the limit? ing of debate to eight hours, the pro? hibition of all amendments and the allowance of the offering of one sub? stitute and a motion to recommit. The rules were reported by a strict party vote In committee and over the pro bavl Bt the Democratic members. The lienun iation of the insurgents wa-> particular!) vigorous on the part of Representative Kitzgerald, of New York, who charges them with Insin? cerity in regard to a reformation of ihe rules of the house. Facing the souioii of the house, where the in? surgents sat. Mr. Fitzgerald, i xclaun ?d. and Democratic applause: "It seems now thai the real protest of the insurgents was against gag rule in iheir caucus, and having ob lained greater lineralfty in their cau? cus, they are perfectly willing to ap ftj gag rule In this house. Never be? fore, during my service fn this house, have I been brought In here a rule so drastic and so unfair." Others Join in the Roast. K? pres. n:aii<S I'lark. the minority leader, also vigorously attacked the j special rule an I Representatives Itix ion. of Indiana, and I'nderwo <l. of j Alabama. Joined Mr. Fitzgerald, in ( flaying the insurgents. Representative Dalztll defended the I rule. Representative IleuteM. of Illinois, rwtrl i I., the DeaaaeasjCsc ctiticism of Itep-ihliean (ours:., reminding the j minority of the tactics they bad era :?!?? < I in passing the Wilson tsriff I bill in lv.< Strike Bsck at Democrats. Th. Ii." he shouted, waving his hands I towards th ? minority side, "you csme in here dragging ?im amen Imcnfas to I tariff bill and proceeded to pars them I all in two h->urs without even reading i of a single amrnoment." i "Where, on that day. was the rentleman from Missouri (Mr. j Clark i." Innuircd Mr. Rout. 11 Thc rrpiyint, to his own qucsnlon by read ' irr; from the Congressional Rec-jrd. I.c showed fhst -Mr Clark bei voted for ach of the unread amendtn. nta. Aa soon as the rule was edoptel. representative Weeks. of Masss chassctts. rhalrrran of the committee I on pnstoaVe* and potsiroads. in I charse of it ? bill obtained an agree i ment by which th< bfll would he ? taken up acam on Thursday morning , a- 11 ..do k in orler that the house I might he able to vot. on the measure |at S o'clock on the evening of tkav DANVILLE MERCHANT ON TRIAL. E. T. Je* Coles Answers Charge of Murdering I. L. levin*. DAN"\ TI.LK V.s l..ne 7 K T. ? fT '"oles. s Danville merchaas was . U. ed on ?rtal here '.ntajr for the of Ivan L Irvtae. a fumr lam hewter wan Th ? hll?nc oceurr - I Mai eh 14 at the store of Cokes, eear fgtt rltv. There were at eyewitness**, and ib" ptets hi ggfjj defenae. TTse fried which rs atteadad by a Ri'hmoad ?rother of the slain aaaa. will last auverai days. cm MAN IS SMOlHtRtD TO DEATH IN SANDPIT ? n Accident at Mount Airy One is Killed and Another Probably Fatally Injured, ROX HI'RY. VA.. June 8.?Caught Im u< alh a softs In the Mount Airy >atul|>it, near the Chlckahnmluy river. Huh ni IVniiy, aged thirty five yeari?. '?an hurled and smothered to death today, and Charles Morecoek receiv? ed Injuries which mny i>rove fatal. Six other men who were working on 'ii<' at. l-aped to safely. Iloth Penny and Morecoek were bu-; ( rtjed beneath nearly sixteen fasj) of I sand Morecoek was dug mil first by Mis i oiii|ianlou. Me whs micom i a>| . nil icrrlbly bruised. Penny was diu MM a few moments later, but life was I .xtlnct. CARRIAGE IN FUNERAL PROCESSION WRECKtl) Horse Runs Away and Lady Occu pants of Vehicle Are Probsbly i Fatally Injured. Hv As?< rlntrd Pr.ss I CANONSIU'RG. PA, June 7 ? Hashing out of a funeral proec ratOS) here today, a tract,ous ti in of h< rses wrecked the carrlige and injured the five occu(>anls. two of whom will die. Mr. und Mrs W. H. M.lb r and Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Miller, with the let? ter's thr> e year-old child, were in the t irrlnge, which was dragged through the streets mid plunged over a two foot stone abutment. Just before reaching this Mr* Mil? ler was thrown out of the dcor which had bead sprung o|>en. As the car? riage went over the sh ilment, it turner! over and the borst s broke loose AM the ticci pants were se? riously cut and hru'sed mi! the two sjOOneg received Internal iiijunej which will prove fatal. Gm. Brag May Recover. (By \ - ? i.it,-,i Hrvss.i #' POND HIT LAC. WIS.. June 7 - General Kdw.rd S. Br>ig, fatuous cOm. mandcr of the "fron Brigade." Hb1 ported seriously P* today as a result of an .ccident several months sjo tonight was declared much better oy hs physicians, who believe th >t he will recover. Grand Lodge Shielc' of Honor. iRv ?rr-.-:_ie,i Ptwm.i RICHMpUD, VA.. June 7- -Th- :i_rd annual session of the Grand Lodse of the Shield of Honor o|?ened here to cay. with about sixty delegates pres? ent. 1 mm h mt Illinois Democratic Leader Faces Bribery Charge. lALL MEANS OF DELAY FAIL After Herd Fight by His Counsel to Prevent Arraignment, Lee O'Neal Browne's Ca-e Is Called Up Before the Court. tH?r Asstx-tatrd Press) CHICAtlO. nMM. Jnne 7 0'N< U Browne, Demccrati.- minority leader in the Win* s legislature, m d ct< d on charges of briber* in con? nection with th- election of Wliliam Lot inter, is United States semior, was finally hr< ight to trial before t Judge MrShurlev in tbe Cr miml Court today, aff-r the defense hsd es, hai-tid every mesna to delay tbe case. W hen court adjoernrd till fomor row tbe si if bad tendered four pros? pective Jurors to the defense |? ?pltc a technical fight by his attorneys. Browne waa brought into .lnd?e mc Shurley s coort at noon on a forth? with capias The busy da* "i^ned when Jud^e Ki'khsm denied the application for a writ of bibcas cogpsss. The essss naticn of Juror.? wasj started when S Fortrst. for th? de? fense, made a Nrrrsai mutton ta>*t Browne br discharged from Jodie vt'Sb irie. immediately tbe sae-tfsjB. A snot Sow to nsMafl fjaft captis aas also denied Tbe detee-a> then i?krd for a deliy as til Jene I?. te t 1 hat was dented While the ven ined ? sew bond ' ed for Browne the ven 1 emew cr THE WEATHER, ilr Wednesday and prob ' Thursday: moderate tern iture; alight weat to north t wi-<1S. , PRICK TWO (.KIN i t* OFFERS DEFSP JO UNITED STATES ? Nicaragua.. General Disregards Order Relative to Seizure of American Ships. SITUATION TAKES ON MORE SERIOUS ASPECT In Reply to Warning by Head of Madriz Forces, Commander Hine# Notifies Him That First Shot Fired Against Stars and Strips Means Annihilation of Troops at Bluefields. (Py associated Truss.) IU.UEFIKLDS, NICARAGUA. Juno 7. - At the Hist shot tired Against tBe American ft*, or an Americau vessel, i ?in l. v.t tn?' uiutt." 'I his . - the r.-piy made today uy CuiumnmU r Haiold K. H.nea, com manuing the American gunooal Dubuque to a threat made b) ijoiieraj Rtvaa. ot the M-idiis Ion es, boluinj BlueftekM ill iff. to slop by force any vessels of whatever nationality enter? ing the harbor. QstsSt*J Rlvaa has practically de fled the united State.*, declaring that he will di<regn:d the proclamation issued Irom V\ .mnlngtoii on May Jl. to the effect rhat the Unitei staks government will deny the right ot ?either inct.oii to 3c.se Arne? lean own? ed ve ei. or peppert) without ion sent ,of and recompense to th? own IsTsY Warned Commander. He ha.; warned Commander liiueg that he will pi event, by foree, regard less of gag, any fartht r vessels 1 team? en teriag the harbor. In rorpon.se to thi . the American commander immediately sent to him the ab? ve mesxjge, which would mean ihe anuihilatioli of the handful of Madrlr. ireons now remaining in this neighboi hood. A critical situst.on has Ist as arisen, which mayt Involve the United Statu, hut the Aamricin oflicers here are of the opiuii n that Rivas will not at? tempt to make good his' threat in an effort to collect customs d itles. There are constant rumors ot threats ,aga sst the life of Thomas II Moffatt. the Anierkife eonjal here, and ,;ie whole situation at iUutiteida, instead cl quieting, bus as luucd a mote serious tspect. No Surprit- at Wa-?h ngton. WASHINGTON. I>. C, June 7.? The news that Commander Hmea thrrateued 1-ombirdmenr of Bl'ieflelds Ithiff In case the M'tdriz farces it iemptr-4 Hterfereaees with American rhipp ng entering the hsrbor. did not 01 < a-ion -urpri-e here. At tne re gscet of'the state department, the r.' iy department some dsvs ;go i? stigd comprehensive order* to ihe commander* of the' American nsvst vessels, standing g"iard off jjlucflelda, and the sta'o department simnltin eorrly served notice ssj iTejident Madriz thst this government would not recogn zc the right of the Mans? ion government to collect custoaaa duties after the Estradi party hal removed the customs hou.'c to the dty. That a dash mif ht cease assaet or Ister. was the geacra] fesr when the orders wer?1 Issued. GERMAN STEAMER TO BE REPAIRED Al SHIPYARD Helen R ckmcrs Coming from Wil? mington, N- C to Have New Rudder Rest Installed. The Gemsen steamer h.:?t. Rtctt. mers Is be In? towed ta this no-: iroaa Wilmington. IL C by two tugs o* 'be Mcrntt-Cnapavia feet and ig an be rev'ired at Ike akipvard The vss el s ,bdd?-r pent is broken ana ? new irst wlf| have en ? laadggM, It ie -aderetood thai considers Me oth? er repair werk alee win be made Sb the veSs*L The ?trbawers ?as 4 sabesd off taw ooa-rt of North Can etas, i sometime ago aad she was lowed to w ttauegton fey ?recking Saga. Ajp* the k*-el y?iw waa the sen re st pia ?? ?h?-te agst rmiM be j>a:i it wi ?earoti) Nagel at Trusety. I Wv AWVMIr/ r-^-W I AfffdimgiIimt. D r Imse 7.? SWlea Narel be flspgrT aaswaeaoe aad labor. Inf* W i<-r I NU kam. N ? ?a he wQl parti' ? >a ;k?? es?-? ?ssegR eaawgaass a; Trtmgr Cos