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The Weather Today. Q
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r intL'
0l,0S lation for last weak, y
Fair; ihuuderstorms in evening-.
Continued warm.
Westerly winds.
The STAR'S circulation Jin QO
or last week was. . . iml?
VOL. 3. O. 793.
minim m m
Forty-seven of Them Being Tried
in Berlin Courts.
The rrlsoucrs Are Variously Ac
cused of Lent" Slnjebte, Sedition itud
Other Crimes Controversy 0i;r
SomeDoeumeiits Found PrlneeBls
murck In bplendld Health.
ncrlin, Slay 17. The startling crusade
against HoUalMs inaugurated lu&t Novem
ber bv Hcrr Von Kceller, ttie Prussian mm
iMcr of the Interior, upon which occasion
the bouses- ol many prominent Socialists
throughout Germany. including the resi
dences of several leading Socialist mc-m-bc'rsoftheReichstag.
Important documents .mil large quantities
cf socialist literature were seized by tlic
police, together with subsequent arrests of
Socialists and seizures of letters, books,
etc.. are having a bC(;uel in the Berlin court.
In the trial of lorty-seten Socialists under
charges or Lcse Slnjcsc, sedition and the
Among the defendants.!! these trials are
Hcrreu A tier. Bebel. Singer and Gerisch,
prominent members ol the Socialist party
In the Reichstag.
At the opening of the tnal, which began
on Stay 15. the Judge lemarked that the
question at issue was "whether there had
been any breach of the laws governing as
sociations and warned the defendants that
he would not permit any political declara
tions in the course of the proceedings.
The public prosecutor declared that the
documents which had been seized by the
policein the houses ot the defendants proved
the existence of a secret organization which
waslncommunicat ion withtarious branches
through secret agents.
llerr Auer denied the truth of the pub
lic prosecutor's, assertions and the tnal
-was adjourned. The charges against the
accused Socialists are based upon the Rus
sian association's law enacted by the Prus
sian diet in 1850.
The conviction of the defendants is ex
tremely doubtful, but in any event the
case is likely to arouse attention to the
various laws relating to associations
which are enforced in different parts of
the empire and Irnil to the framing of an
fmjwnal law which will remove the vex
atious restrictions which exist in Prus
sia and other sections of the empire.
The Socialist memUTs of the reichstag
have decided that Herren Bebel. Liebknecht
and Singer be selected as delegates to
represent the Socialist party in the coming
international labor congress Jn London,
during which a special conference of the
members of various parliaments attend
ing the congress v. ill be held for the purpose
of deciding upon a plan of action to be
pursued m common for the protection of
the interests of lnlor. Hcrr Liebknecht
is alreadv m England, and his colleagues
will shortly follow him there.
Prince Bismarck continues to be in fair
health and high spirits and receives visi
tors at intervals, as formerly.
It Is necessary, however, that the num
ber of bis visitors should be greatly re
EtrVted, for if he should receive all who
expressed desire to call and pay their re
spects to bim, the time of the aged ex
chancellor would be wholly occupied with
. A pan j of Slecklenburgers visited the
prince at Friednchsruhe on Saturday and
presented him with a small model of the
Frledrieh Frans monument. The ex-chancellor
chatted In a lively manner with his
visitors and related many reminiscences
connected with Sleckleuburg.
Eugen Wolf, the explorer, has just pre
sented Prince Bismarck with a collection
of curios and natural mementos which he
fathered In Madagascar The prince has
ordered the collection to be exhibited In a
tent in the park at Friednchsruhe.
Prince Bismarck lately excited the dis
content of the inhabitants of the Duchy of
Lai:enburg bv bis action in connection with
the time-honored Slay day celebration in
the duchy. The day has long been a legal
church holiday when prayers were offered
up In thechurchesfora good harvest.
The festival is called the "Hagelblttfeir"
and on that davall farm labor lsforbldden.
Trince Bismarck for alleged economic rea
sons procured the Issuance of a decree re
pealing the prohibition or farm labor on the.
festival day, but the usual services were
held nevertheless. The future of the
holloa v now depends more on the support of
the otherland ownersthan Prince Bismarck.
neciivers rrom Hits Fright at tho
Shah's. Assassination.
Constantinople. Slay 17 The sultan lias
not jet recovered from the rnght into
which he was thrown by the news of the
assnssination of the shah or Persia.
The arrests which began almost imme
diately upon the receipt of the intelli
gence have continued during the past,
two weeks until now more than l.TjOO
Armenians have been taken into custody
Of this number 52 have been exiled to
Notwithstanding the .fact that so many
Armenians have been arrested, the agita
tion against the sultan is rather annmg
the young Turks than the Armenians.
A number of young Turks have al-o been
arrested and 16 of them have been sent
with the exiled Armenians to Anatolia.
Seventy-three Turkish students at the mil
itary college at Kulchsli have been ar
retted, but the reason therefore is not
The students at the Armenian college at
Galata have each been sentenced to twenty
3 ear- imprisonment for having in their
possession subscription lists for the relief
of the Armenians in Zeitoun
Two Men Drowned 'While Taking n
Sunday Sail.
Jersey City. N. J., Slay 17 A party of
Elx men, all residents of New York City,
came to this city this afternoon to take a
sallin the cabin catboatEdna of the Oceanic
Yacht Club, owned by Elmer 0kran, of
No. 141 Eighth street. New Yr .
Mr. Cockran was one of the party and two
of the others were Richard Kelly and Slartin
Gilday. whose addresses were not known.
When the Edna was off Robin's Reef the
boom jibed, and Gilday. Kellj and a third
man. whose name was not learned, were
knocked overboard.
The latter was rescued, but Gilday and
Kelly were stunned and sank immediately.
Their bodies were not recovered. "When the
Edna returned to Jersey City Sir. Cockran
reported the accident. lie could not tell
where the drowned men lived, but said that
Kelly was the sou of a New York police
man. Hampton Normal Dacca laureate.
Fort Monroe, Va., Slay 17. Rev. Will
lam Burnett Wright, D. D-, of Buffalo,
preached the Baccalaureate sermon iu
memorial Chapel at the Hampton Normal
School this afternoon. Prof. W D. Davis,
of Richmond, addressed the T. M. C. A.
at Virginia Hall tonight.
Students Must Not Duel.
Berlin, May 17. The rtor and the
icnate of the high school at Karlsruhe have
declared against the practice of duelling
and Issued a manifesto warning thestudents
that any violation ot the prohibitory order
Will be punished with the utmost severity.
. .
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and
K. Our unexcelled summer course, Sc.
John A. CocKerlll's Bemnlns Lie in
State at the Press Club.
New York, Slay 17. The remains of
the late Col. John A. Ccckerlll. a former
president of the New York Press Club, and
a well-known journalist, who died in
Egypt on the 10th tilt., lay m state at
the Press Club rooms, in West Twcnty
sixtii street, today.
The club was appropriately diaped, and
floral offerings from the Herald, to which
Journal the colonel was attached at the
lime or his death; the KlKs' uiiib, congress
man Harry Sliuer, Masonic clubs, and
even Jrom individuals and societies in for
eign countries, were displayed in the
greatest profusion.
The committee of the press club having
the funeral preparations in charge include
11. Prentiss Bailey, "William Bern, Robert
E. Bonner, Senator Jacob A. Cantor, Foster
Coates, Congressman A J Cuninilnps,
Mural Halstead, William R Hearst, J. C.
Hendrix. Herman Ridder, Salem 11 Wales,
John Russell Young, and other representa
tive newspaper men The interment will
be at St. Louis, Mo.
Tells Why He Ones Mad 3 a Speech
For Free Silver.
Says the Fact That n Sinn Is "Wrung
Once Is. No Benson Why lie
Should Remain Wrung.
Secretary Carlisle has written Hon. John
H. Johns of Prestonburg, Ky., a letter
explaining his alleged tree silver speeches
The letter in part is as follows:
My Dear Sir: Your lavor of April
28, in which you state that in the dis
cussion of the currency questions with
your free sifter friends you lind thai their
strongest argument seems to be that 1
had made a speecli in favor or the free
coinage of sllter on one occasion, was
duly received, but my oflicial duties and
other important matters have so occupied
my tune that no opportunity could be round
to answer until now.
"The report that I made a speech in
favor of lree coinage of free silver was
made for the first tunc about three years
ago and has been kept constantly in cir
culation by the adtoc-ates of free coinage
everMince, notwithstanding the well-known
fact that the only speech I cer made
upon the subject and which is printed
iu the orficial records or the proceedings
of the House of Representatives, shows
clearlv that I was opposed to that policy.
Perhaps it will not be improper, iu
answering your letter, to state briefly,
what my position upon the question of
rree coinage theu was, as shown by the
speecli of February 21, 1888, which is
the one from which the garbled extracts
are being made by the advocates of that
policy; and, In doing this, I distinctly
disclaim any purpose to vindicate myself
against the" charge of inconsistency, be
cause, in my opinion, such acharge. whether
true or false, is of no consequence what
ever in the discussiou or this or any other
The fact that a man is wrongat onetime
in his life constitutes no reason why lie
should be wrong always, and even if it
were true that I had advocated the free
coinage of silver eighteen years ago, I
would have been a political coward if I
refused on that account to follow my
honest convictions and opposed such a
policy when satisfied that it would be
inmrious to the country "
"The speech made In the House of Repre
sentatives on the 21st day of February,
1872, is the only one to which the adto
ca'es of free coinage ever refer, and that
was made in opposition to free coinage and
in faor of striking out a free coinage
coinage provision from a bill and Insert
ing In place of it a section requiring the
Secretary of the Treasury to purchase not
less than 2,000,000 worth, nor more than
S 1.000,000 worth of silver bullion each
month, and coin' it Into standard siher
dollars on account of the United States
gevcrnment and giving the government
thf benefit of the gain or seignorage, in
stead of giving it to the owners of bullion,
as would be the case under a system of
fre coinage.
"At that time the silver dollar had been
dropped entitely from the coinage, by the
act or February 12, 1 87-1, an I such as had
been coined previous to that date were
legal tender only to the extent of .", by
the act or 1R74. the difference between the
value of a silver dollar anil the value of a
gold dollar, at the ratio of 1(5 to 1. n.v,
only about seven or eight cents, and I,
together with many other gentlemen who
were opposed to free coinage, then be
lieved that this small difference between the
value of the two dollars would he removed
if the United States should resume the
coinage and use of silver as fulllegal tender.
"My position upon this subject is briefly
tins I am oppesed to the free coinage of
either gold or silver, but in favor of un
limited coinage of both meta3 upon terms
of exact equality. No discrimination should
be made in favor of one metal and against
the other; nor shouuld any discrimination be
made in lator of the holders of either gold
or silver bullion and against the great
body of the people who own other kinds of
Spring Anniversary Expected to Do
of Unusual Interest.
Asbury I'ark. N. J., Slay 17 The reg
ular spring anniversary meeting of the
Baptist Church will be held here tomorrow
and continue for six days.
It bids fair to exceed iu importance and
attendance any binnlar gathering ever
held. Strangers from all quarters are
already here in force, and when it is
remembered thnt all the various branches
and ramifications or this extensive church
organisation are to find representation
here. It will be seen that the occasion must
be one of unusual interest, and the at
tendance one of unusual greatness.
Not only the church itself, but its va
rious adjuncts, viz: the Baptist Publlca
cation So.ciety, the American Baptist Ses
sionary Union, the A mencan Baptist Home
Mission Society, the Baptist Education
Society, etc , will give out their reports
for the year, new officers will be elected
and installed, and well-known speakers
from Slaine to Texas will address the
societies on various subjects.
Franklin City, Vu., Visited by an
Extensive Conflagration.
Cape Charles, Va., Slay 17.-A fire at
Frankbu City, Va., last night destroyed
about one hundred thousand dollar's wort"
of property, a railroad station, seven bo-:
cars, loaded with oysters and clams, and
one passenger coach, all belonging to the
Peuusjlvania Railroad.
Twenty dwelllugs, several stores, a hotel
and other buildings were totally destroy
ed. The fire is supposed to have been the
work of Incendiary. The insurance is about
Grounded at Ocean City.
Ocean City, N. J.. Slay 17. The three
masted schooner Alice Belle, Capt. Chad
wlck, from Gardiner, Me., to Ocean City,
N. J., with ice, grounded on the outer
North bar yesterday while trying to come
over the bar to this place. Tho life-saving
crews from Ocean City and Long Port
boarded the schooner and endeavored to
float her but failed. She now lies hard
aground and partly full of water, and It Is
believed the vessel w'Ui lier ego will be a
total loss.
Stormy Session of the Presby
terian Assembly Expected.
Liberal Minority Has Been Hein
forcod and the Fight for Moderator
"Will Bo Long and Blttei Person
ality of tho Leading Candidates.
Drlggs Cuho to Be Fought Over.
New York, Slay 17. The perennial quar
rel iu the Presby terian Church over the old
and new methods ot Bible study, is to have
a iresli airing this week at Saratoga Springs.
There, on Thursday, at high noon, opens
the one bundled and eighth session or the
General Assembly or the I'resbyteiian
Church North, and the pains and distresses
engendered by the Interminable Uriggs
case are to be again endured.
Tills time, lroin present outlook, there
is promise ol a tession of greater seventy
than the Church has jet experienced in its
long and bitter succession ol accusations,
trials, dehterauces, and excommunications,
or which Dr, Bnggs, .Union Seminary, and
the Bible have been the subject.
The dawn ol peace, which was promised
at the great memorial loveleast at Pitib
burg last je.ir, is not jet at hand. Unex
pected developments in unexpected quarteis
have revealed new resources in possession
oftlieliheral minority in the Church. Some
or the heay righters of otner assemblies
are chosen commissioners this year and
they hae their battle planned lor them.
Rev. Dr. John L Wlthrow of the gicat
Third Presbyteiian Church at Chicago, i-
named for moderator by Editor Gray
or the Interior (newspaper), as a repre
sentative or the "Piogressive" type in
the church.
Coming irom this source, the candidacy
of Dr. Withrow has al.nmed the conserva
titc party bejond measure. They see in
It a repetition or the light of last year,
when Dr Page was forced out fiom the
conservative side to stand as the reprc
seniatHe of the Liberals.
'It is a well laid plan, and I fear it
will succeed," said one ot the oldest and
most experienced campaigners. "If
elected," he continued, "Dr. Wlthrow will
place no barrier in the way of undoing all
that the assembly has done for truth in
the last five years."
Editor Gray and the Interior may be
classed as resolutely and unchangeably
in opposition to the set fed course of the
conservative party in the church. He
opposed in his newspaper the trial or
Dr. Bnggs and Di. Smith, the deliterancc
iu regard to the eirers in the Bible, and
the dlsnpproal ol' Union Seminary. His
nomination or a candidate, whoever he
might be, would iu itseir arouse the con
seraties But there is more to cause
uneasiness in this quarter.
Dr. Frank C. SIoMfort. editor of the
Herald and Presbyter, will stand as the
candidate of the Western conservatit es.
There is not the shadow or a doubt as to
what Dr. Slontrort would do were he in
the moderator's chair. He is a consort -ative
of the conservatives. His name is
enough to settle the taintest suggestion
of doubt on that score.
Personally, as editor of the Herald and
Presbyter, his influence has been con
stant and unceasing on the side of the old
theological belief and Biblical study. He
has been through the thick of the fight at
Cincinnati In the Smith case. The New
York conservatites would be satisfied to
rest their trouble with Dr. Bnggs and
Union Seminary in his hands.
But there is another consen ative above
the horizon, Dr. David R. Breed of the
First Church, Pittsburg. Dr. Breed will
not abate jot or tittle of the strictest
orthodoy in pulpit or In seminary. He
stood as a forlorn hope of the conserta
tites two tears ago amid the almost solid
liberal delegation fiom Chicago in ite
desperate tight on the theological semi
nary question at Saratoga.
Equally important witli the selection rf
a modir.itor, will Ik.- the cm aside ration of
the low financial status or the great
benevolent boards of the church. The
Home and Foieign Slisslc n boards are
practically bankrupt, and such has been
their condition fir two years.
Tliet came before the assembly last year
with the eiioimoiis debt ol a hair iml'ion
dollars. To raise this sum the beards
had hypothecated etery scrap of stocks
and bonds in their possession, the accumu
lations from legacies of many years. Be
yond this, their real estate possessicns on
Tilth avenue were weighted with heavy
mortgages, executed to raise money to
build the great Presbyterian palace on
that thoroughfare.
Not a cent of credit was available to
either board, and a plain statement to
that eftect was made by the treasurers
at the Pittsburg assembly. A grand
committee was appointed to raice a
million dollar memorial fund for the hone
lit of the boards. This committee has
been at work the past year, and the result
of its labors will be made kuown.
Will the million dollar sum be attained?
How greatly have the debts of the beards
been increased? These are questions thai
affect the vitality of the church to an
extent greater than can be told in words.
Iu all probability the boards' debts are
swollen 50 per cent, while the million
dollar eftort will be seen to have been a
Grain Dealers Bring Suits.
Sioux City, la., sray 17. The test
suits the Grain Dealers' Association of
Icwa, at a recent meeting here, determired
to commence against railroads running
through this part of the State, to recover
about 81,000.000 alleged overcharges on
gram shipments to Chicago, were filed
in the Federal court ycsteiday. The
amount claimed at this time is only $184,
8G4C2, but other suits for the balance
of the Si ,000.000 will follow if these are
decided lavorably to the association.
Emperor Boycotts a Newspaper.
Berlin, May 17. The emperor has pro
mulgated an order forbidding any one
henceforth to include a copy of the Cologne
Gaette among the newspapers brought
to any of his castles or residences or to
have a copy of that paper in his possession
while within the precincts of such castles
or residences. This prohibition is evi
dently in consequence of the recent publl
cation of articles in the Gazette, which
wei ciuspired by the officials of the foreign
otfice and directed against the empeior's-
miutary and civil cabinets.
New North Dakota Railway.
Duluth, Slinn., May 17. A new railroad
to be known as the Duluth and Great
western is to be built from Duluth to the
Shssourl river In North Dakota. The
road will tap the best part of the wheat
fields In Northern Slinnesota and Dakota.
It is backed by a number of Eastern
capitalists, and they say that although
only the preliminary steps have been
taken, the road Is an assured success.
Suicide Before His Family.
Norfolk, Va., Slay 17. P. H. Savage, a
member of the cotton firm of Savage Sons&
Co., one of the largest of Southern cotton
factors, committed suicide yesterday by
shooting himself In the head in the presence
of members of his family, who vainly at
tempted to prevent him from doing so. He
has been suffering several days from melan
cholia. Congress Heights ouice 031 Pa. ave. mv.
Business sren of That Nationality lie
dure Their Conviotlons.
New York, May 17. The German-American
Round Sloney League, a new organiza
tion of typical German business men of
New York and Brooklyn, have united in an
audress, in which It is declared that "our
country will be subjected to a disastrous
commercial crisis and universal bank
ruptcy, compared with which every former
industrial and commercial crisis would have
to be deemed a light economical illness if,
at the coming Presidential election, a party
should be successful which has declared in
favorotfreesllvercoiuage or bimetallism."
The resolutions assert that the currency
question is the vital issue to which all other
questions must be subordinated, that the
strongest efforts should be made to in
fluence German-Americans to favor the
gnbl standard, and thai in case the plat
lorms of the two great parties are unsatis
factory on this subject the German-Americans
are called upon to participate In the
formation of a national sound money party.
Within five days this address has been
signed by over 800 representative men
and firms, including Oswald Otlendorfer,
William Stein way. Herman Ridder, Paul
Loeser and Edward G rcsse.
Havana Merchants Protest Against
Bis Tobacco I sportation Order.
Some Spanish Deports of Hebel De
feats Steamer Three Friends
Off "With Another Expedition.
Havana, May 17. The foreign merchants
here engaged in the exi ortatloiiof tobacco
hate lodged a protest with their respect
ive consuls declaring that the decree of
Captain-General Weyler forbidding the
export of tobacco from the Island is
prejudicial to the legitimate nusinesa.
The consuls have informed their gov
ernments or this action and have asked
for instructions.
A government column has had six en
gagements with several bands of rebels
iu the zone near Trinidad. The insur
gents loss was twenty-ilve killed. The
Spaniards'loss was lourkilledand wounded.
In the province ot Santiago de Cuba,
Slajor Candina has routed 800 rebels,
killing twenty-eight ol them. The troops
lost one killed and eight nounded.
rebels near Punta Brava. province of
Havana and attacked them. Thirteen of
the insurgents were killed with machetes.
No mention is made of any Spanish Ioep
Jacksonville. Fla , May 17. A large
quantity of arms and ammunition, con
signed to Cubans here, disappeared hist
night from the warehouse in which they
were stored.
The steamer Three Friends, which took
the Colla-o expedition to Cuba m Feb
ruary, has also disappeared. It is said
the munitions are on board the Three
Friends and that the latter is again bound
for Cuba.
J ucli-onvllle C'ongri'gtit Ion A dopts Res
olutions Against Spanish Cruelty.
Jacksonville, Fla., Slay 1 7. At the
regular Sunday meeting or the Union Con
gregational Church, or ijiis-city, tonight,
tli uiliowing icolutions were unanimously
adopted by a standing tote:
Resolved, That In our opinion It is the
duty of all Christian iop!e to express
their horror or the crhel and inhumau
character or warfare now being waged by
Spaln against the Cuban patriots, who,
having suffered injustice immeasurably
greater than lustitied our forefathers,
are justly righting for their lives and
liberties of their wives and children, and
we demand that the government or the
United States, as the represt nutate of an
enlightened Christian people, shall promptly
demand and enroree and end the butcheries
and atrocities being peri-etrated by the
Spanish authorities and soldiers.
"Resolved further. That in addition to
the action above demanded it should be the
I-olicy, actively carried out,ol our govern
ment to render etery legal assistance
to th'" Cuban patriots.
"Resolved limner, That our pastor be
requested to certily copies of the-e ieso
Iutions to the President, the Secretary of
State, apd both houccs ot Congress."
Of the Statement That the Cubans
Use Explosive Bullets.
Madrid, Slay 17. The got eminent has
ordeied that an inquiry be held to de
termine the truth or lalsity or the state
ments that t nc Cuban rebels are us.ng
explosive bullets.
Directions hate been given to exhume
bodies ot soldiers killed in battle it it
should be necessary to do so to ascertain
the ract.
The speech made by Senator .Morgan on
the subject of a joint resolution recogniz
ing the Cubans as belligerents has caused
great indignation here, and especially that
pa it or it in which he attacked Queen
Regent Christina. His statements reier
rihg to her majesty are regarded as a
shameful slander. '
Congt egntlon Startled by a Murder
In the Street.
Barnstable, .Mass , Slay 17.-SIiss Sadie
Hazard was shorn by Fred Alexander
in the village of Brewster tins noon. While
Ret . Mr. Dawes of the Unitarian Church
was making tiie opening prayer in the
morning services the congregation heard
pistol shots and shrieks on the street.
When the people reached the street the
dead body ol the vLCiiu was lying on the
sidewalk uear the chinch. For (he past
two yeurs Sliss Hazard hus been living in
the family of the Rev. Sir. Dawes.
She was In the kitchen this morning, and
Alexander tried to gain admittance, but
failing in tins, he fired a shot through the
window. Sliss Hazard screamed, sprang
through the oppesite window, and started
to run toward the street.
Alexander tired three more shots, and
when she fell in the stieet he placed the
pistol under her car and fired the fifth
shot. The murderer then fled over the
lulls to South Brewster.
The officers are in hot iwrsuit, but up
to a late hour no trace of him had been
found. The -victim was about twenty-two
years old and tery pretty. The cause or
the deed was Jealousy.
Celebration Inaugurated at New Or
leans Attended by Largo Crowds.
New Orleans, La., Slay 17. The great
Battle Abbey festival was inaugurated
at the Fair Grounds this afternoon with
appropriate ceremonies.
Judge Emorj Spear, of Georgia, was
orator of the day, and made a most eloquent-speech.
The grounds are beautifully
decorated with flagranti military tents, and
the large and handsome booths of the
various tvorkers are pastefully decorated.
There w'as"a grandi display by the mili
tary, anrt.,3. very large crowd turned out.
The festival promises, to be a grand suc
cess. ... '
FleeYrig"Frbni the Cholera Scourge.
-Alexandria, Egypt May 17. Seventy
three new cases of cholera and twenty
deaths from the disease were reported
here yesterday. For the week there were
216 cases and 161 denths. Every steamer
leaving the port Is packed with people
fleeing from the scourge.
H TOWNS ill ill
Cyclones in Kansas and Ken
tucky With Large Loss of Life.
Five Killed nt Seneca, Kns. Fifty
Besldences and Several Public
Buildings Swept Away in Frank
fort Five Deud In One tlouso In
Elva, Ky.
Seneca, Kas., May 17. A terrible cyclone
struck this city this evening at 0M0. The
cyclone was followed by a heavy iiall. storm,
hall as large as walnuts falling.
About eetcnty houses are loudly wrecked.
Five people were killed and many badly
hurt. The opera house was entirely swept
away. The new 40,000 school house is
as wreck and the court house completely
There are few houses in the city that are
not more or less damaged. The entire
north part or the city is covered with trees,
boards, etc. The loss in this city will be
about .200,000. The cyclone lasted ten
The west part of Baileyvllle, Kas., eighc
miles west, is also swept away.
Oneida, Kas., eight miles east, is badly
damaged and lour people killed, three of
them In the family of James Shearn. Siuch
damage Is reported in the country-northeast
of heie.
This news is being sent rrom a temporary
telegraph orfice in a held soutli of the city.
All wires are torn down and a full report
cannot be sent. The killed at Seneca are:
Two or SI. R. Council's children, one or
Pete Assenmaeher's children, one of SI.E.
Voorheels' children.
There were many escapes from instant
death .
rrankrorl, Kas., Slay 17. The mot de
structive cyclone that ever visited this
portion or tln State, struck this city about
G o'clock this afternoon.
The eyiloae came rrom the southwest
and was preceded by a heavy rail of rain
aud hail. The tunnel-shuped cloud came
rrom the opposite direction from the wind
that was prevailing and trateled slowly,
which gave the people ample time to go
into cellars and eaves, which most or them
did. Several rarmhouses were destroyed
by the storm.
Nearly i if t y residences besides barns
and outbuildings were totally destroyed
in this city. Slany of them were the
finest In the city. At least 200 people
are rendered homeless. No one was killed
so rar as learned. Henry Kennedy and
P. ('udmore were hurt about the head.
The -Methodist and Christian Churchesare
total wrecks. Slany buildings are slightly
damaged. The storm passed on to the
noitheast, dealing destruction in Its path,
but the track of the storm is only about
eighty rods wide. It is reported that
the storm also did much damage near
Bigelow and at Vleitz.
The entire western part of this city
is razed to the ground. Some miraculous
escapes are reported, and had the cyclone
come upon the city without warning, the
loss or life would have been terrible.
Sabotha, Kas.. Slay 17. Twenty-five
people were injured and twenty- residences
destroyed by a cyclone here this etening.
Benton. Ky., Slay 17. A cyclone passed
over the southeast corner of Marshall
county about I o'clock this morning.
It demolished one house at Elta and
killed its fite occupants. John Anderson,
l aged eighty, his wife, aged fifty-fit e; a
son. aged seventeen, ami two daughters,
aged twelte and ten. The storm came
out of Grates county.
At Simsonia two stores, two churches,
a school house, several farm houses and
barns were destroyed, but no loss of life
is reported there.
Fite lofrins were sent to Elvn and the
Anderson family were buried m one grate.
Chicago, Slay 17. Dispatches received
touieht from interior points in Illinois re
port much damage clone by a heavy wind
and rain storm last night. AtGalesburgthe
telegraph and telephone service was de
moralized. At Peona trees were blown down and
great damage done to buildings under con
struction. An engine on the Burlington
Railway- ran into a corn crib w hich had been
blown across the tracks at St. Augustine
and was derailed. The engineer was badly
At Pekin lightning wrecked the new St.
Paul's Church, uprooted trees, blew down
fences, and unroofed houses. The country
contiguojs to Toulon was storm-swept, and
many farm houses were wrecked.
At Bushnell it was reported that the
town of Scioto had been swept away, but
the wires were down and nothing definite
could be learned.
Vermillion, S. D., Slay 17--SIuch dam
age was done by a cloud burst here yester
day morning. Low lands wercflooded and
several houses were washed from their
foundations. Reports arc received of heavy
losses In the adjoining county.
Death List Now Numbers 105 More
Details of tho Disaster.
Sherman, Texas, Slay 17. Six people in
jured in Friday's cyclone died here today.
Their names are- Jenkins, aged six
teen, every other member same family
killed outright; Nellie Slogan, nine years;
Charles sveddle; Sirs. Lymann and child;
unidentified woman.
It was learned this afternoon that the
Dooley family, consisting of father, u other
and four children, living on Grass Hill,
were blown away in the storm, and as
none of them has been heard from it is
believed all are dead. The spot where their
house stood was swept bare.
The cieath list now reaches one hundred
and rive. L. H. Montgomery, a furniture
dealer, whose family, consisting of a wife
and three children perished, is now con
fined in jail, a raving maniac.
Tho people of Sherman have buried the
dead and are taking care of the wounded,
but fully seven hundred people in the city
and county are left destitute.
News was received here tonight from
Drs. Hastings and Slorrer of Howe, Texas,
who wcut with the Carpenters BluTfs
searching and relief party, who state at
Caipenter's Blurr, five are dead and eight
more seriously injured. The relief com
mittee left Denison at G o'clock this morn
ing and have been laboring among the
dying all day.
The news was brought in by members
of the committee, who returned for ad
ditional aid. The loss is so much greater
than was anticipated that floats have been
pressed into service to supply the stricken
districts with bandages, medicines and
food. About forty people are homeless,
all half clad aud without means.
Two houses which were known to have
beeii occupied, were picked up and set
on na island In Red river. The searchers
discovered them at about 4 o'clock this
afternoon and work of preparing rafts
on which to reach them was begun. Both
houses are lying on their sides. It is sup
posed that the bodies of those who occupied
them are within.
Ex-DIctator Farrlllns Coming.
Ban Francisco, Slay 17. Ex-President
and Dictator Manuel Lo Barrillas, of
Guatamala, Is among the arrivals here on
the Panama steamer City of Sydney yes
terday. The ex-presldent is accompanied
by his partner and manager, Pedro Brunt,
Miss Brum and Dr. J. Rosal.
Preaches at Two Churches in tho
New Episcopal Diocese.
(Special to The Times.)
Rockvllle, Md., May 17. Right Rev.
Dr. Satterlee, bishop of the new Diocese
of Washington, preached and confirmed
nt Christ Church, Rockville, at 11 o'clock
this morning.
A class of eleven candidates was pre
sented by the rector and the Rev. Arthur
S. Johns. The bishop's sermon was an
'able and entertaining presentation of
Christ in the threcrold office of Prophet,
Priest, and King, dwelling chiefly on the
priestly characteristics of the Saviour's
The bishop also made an address to the
candidates at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
in Ascension Church, Galthersburg. The.
blshop confirmed one candidate and made
a brief address, followed by a sermon
on the training and preparation given
by- the Slaster to his disciples previous to
the outpouring or the Uoly Spirit on the day
or Pentecost, emphasizing the Importance
and power orprajerinformingand strength
ening the Christian character.
Both churches were filled to overflowing,
and an offering was taken ror the bishop's
special mission work in the Diocese or
Two Firemen and One Gnsst of the
Markham Killed.
Flames Swept a "Whole Square and
the Loss Will lleueh
Over .sJOO.OOO.
Atlanta, Ga., Slay 17. The Slarkham
House w.is entirely Cestroyed by fire
tonight, causing a loss or S.'WU.uOu. Two
firemen are reported to have been killed
and one guest or servant was seen at the
windows of the Slarkham after It was
wrapped in flames. Whether this person
escaped is also unknown.
The lire started in a xestauranton Decatur
street and quickly spread to Patterson's
livery stables. The hay in this building
was ablaze In a Tew minutes and gate the
flames such Impetus that the city's entire
department could not stay their progress
ror two hours. The block is bounded
by Loyd, Decatur, and Collins strpcts and
on the soutli by the railroad tracks.
In ten minutes rrom the time the alarm
was turned in, which was about 10.30
o'clock, three sides of the block were
burning furiously.
George Scoviile, manager of the Slark
ham, which Is just across the street from
the Union passenger station, had the guests
and servants of his hotel aroused and t-onii
of the furniture was moted out. The oc
cupants had time to carry out their personal
Collins street was occupied by disrep
utable houses. The women ran out in un
dress and their furniture and effects were
piled up in the street. Some of the houses
were richly furnished and thieves reaped a
harvest at looting them.
The Decatur street side was occupied
chiefly by smalt shopkeepers aud barbers.
Some of these saved a few articles,
but a carnage warehouse was destroyed
with SIO.OUO worth of stock.
Ealhng telegraph poles broke electnc
light and trolley wires, causing coustema
tion among the thousands of spectators
who choked up the streets. No one, how
ever, was Injured by the wires.
Large Fire at Bine Island, 111.. De
stroys SInny Buildings.
Chicago, 111 . Slay 17. At an early how
this morning an entire block upon which
were twenty-six buildinss In the village
of Blue Island, was destroyed by fire.
Among the places destroyed were. The
Union Hotel, Concordia Hall. Blue Island
Public Library, various stores and resi
dences .
in ail tbnty-five people were burned out.
Twelve of the number lived under their
stores and lost everything they had. There
was a panic in the Union Hotel, bur all of
the guests escaped injury. The fire started
in a drug store on the corner of the block
and all the surrounding buildings being
wood, easily caugnt and burned hketind-r.
The damage Is between $130,000 and
Slary Slorgan's Sixth Husband Brings
Newport, Ky., May 17. Mary Slorgan,
the woman who round Pear Bryan's hat
and thereby became a principal witness In
the case is now herself in the meshes of a
supposed tragedy.
Her sixth husband, whom she secured
during the Jackson trial, has iuytenously
disappeared. His name is Gorge Kuhl, a
widower with eeteral childrenr Sines he
married Mrs. Slorgan, his children have
known of bis whereabouts and when Mary
and her new husband returned home, they
were met at the door by Fritz Sprau, with
whom Mary had been living.
He was armed with a shot gun and drove
them both away. Kuhl disappeared Sloa
day and no trace has been found of ban
Fatally Shot a Slan and Then Bar
ricaded Herself In Her Boom.
Chicago, Slay 17. Simon A. Todd, a
paperhanger was shot and mortally
wouuded last night by Mrs. Sadie Jurkett
of No. 3642 State street.
The shooting took place in Srrs. Burke's
flat at 7:30 o'clock. For two hours
afterward SIrs.iiurke held several police
ofneero at batcSf- barncadiug herself in
a room and threatening to shoot. The
door was battered down and Sirs. Burke
was arrested.
Sirs. Burke is thirty-two years of age:
She refused to make any statement as
to the cause of the shooting, but the police
learned from the neighbors that she was
jealous of the man.
Atlanta's Trial Trip.
Philadelphia, Slay 17. The steel steamer
Atlanta, which was built by the Cramps for
the Southern Railway Company, to ply be
tween Baltimore and Norfolk, had a suc
cessful trial trip on the Delaware river
yesterday, and on her return was accepted
by the officers of the company. She will
leave at once for Baltimore. The steamer
Is 240 feet long, 42 feet beam, and 14 1-2
feet depth of hold, and has accommodations
for 200 passengers.
Found Its News Very Faulty.
Augusta, Ga., Slay 17. The Macon Tele
graph, which has been receiving the reports
of the Associated Press of Chicago, for
the past year, has discontinued that service.
It has resumed Its membership relations
with the Southern Associated Press, be
ginning today. The Telegraph discontinued
the service of the Associated Press because
the news furnished by thatorganlzation was
not satisfactory.
Disastrous Storms in Italy.
Rome, Slay 17. Great damage to grow
ing crops and other vegetations has been
done by hailstorms which prevailed today
in several places in Italy. A severe
thunder storm passed over Parma and
four persons were killed and five injured
by lightning.
Two Hundred Persons Killed.
London, May 17. A dispatch from Lagos,
on the west coast of Africa, says that the
palace ot the Emir Malokis at Bida, has
been destroyed by an explosion and that
200 persons were killed
Chided By Kis Parents Youn
Charles Hunt Tries Suic'de.
He "Went Buck to the Serine Bar
rucks and Made an Unsuccessful
Attempt to End Ills Life Officers.
Itefuse to Divulge the Extent of.
Ills Injuries.
Charles Hunt, a slxteen-year-o!d bugler
at the Slarlne Barracks, attempted suicide
by shooting himself with a rifle at 0:30
last evenlnj.
His erions were unsuccessful, however,
and the young man is now under arrest at
the barracks on Eighth street, andis resting
in Irons. The woundinfllcted is a scorching
of the flesh on the side of the head, bat not
o severe as to require the attention or
a physician.
Hunt's parents live at 1526 First street
southwest, and knew of their son's evident
desire to take his own lire. During the
evening the young ma n had been home ami
while mere was taken to task by his father
and mother for paying too much attention
to a sixteen-year-old girl who lives on One
half street, between S and T streets south
Young Hunt became enraged upon learn
ing that his parents objected to his sweet
heart, and told thc-in point blank that ha
would kill himself.
He rushed upstairs to get some -liS-caliber
cartridges which he bad in his room and.
his parents and a brolher and ster had
a hard tussle with him berore he would
give them up. Ue still maintained a
desire to kill himself and left the house fr
the barracks on Eighth street.
His brother rollowed him shortly after
ward and when he reached the gate leading
Into the barracks' enclosure, he found ' a,
great crowd collected there ami was tekl
Uiat someone had attempted suicide.
He suspected then that it was bis brother
and inquiring or the sergeant of the guard,
he was informed that his suspicion waa
correct. Ue was refused the privilege
or seeing him and even admittance to the
A Times reporter called at the barracks
shortly after the shooting occurred and
waa Informed by Lieutenant Pendleton
the orr icer of the day that he had nothing
to say. The sergeant of the guard said
In response to inquiries that no one had
shot himself while he hed been on duty
and that for rurther information the re
porter had to look elsewhere.
A little girl who lives Bear the corner of
Eighth and Ninth streets southeast said
she was looking toward the barracks
when Hunt fred the shot. She said she
saw the flash and that it lit up the room
very brightly for an instant.
The report of the gun was heard for a.
couple of squares and in a moment Uie
street in the near vieimty was alive wton
people anxiously inqutnng what the matter
The Times, upon locating the home of.
young Hunt, visited the place and learned
the facts from the brother ot the woald-ho
suicide. The father and mother had gopo
out. but the sister and some youager
members of the family were in a ter
rible state of anxiety as to the extent of
the young bugler's injury.
The ofheers at the barracks flatly de
clined to make any statement regardteg
the affair. No knowledge of young Hunt's
injuries could be obtained rrom them, and
the whole case is surrounded with an air
of secrecy that leads to the belief thae
the boy's wound is more serious than re
Begrets Prisoner Grey's Snlcide and
Desire's Decision on Sentences,
Pretoria. May 17. Inan intervie wregard
ing the ultimate fa of fie members rf the
Johannesburg reform coir mil tee now Jn
jail here. President Kruger said that a
body desired more than himself to expedite
the decision as to the fb.al sentences that;
woubi be passed on the priootiers-
A ma.onty of the.n had on Friday peti
tioned the government to be allowed to pay
increased rmes instead or being iiK6e"ktd
for two year-, ai4 then bamsned for thrse
years from the Transvaal.
President Kruger added fiat lie was In
favor of tins props ll. Tne delay m decid
ing the matter arose from the cHfflcelty
of discriminating between the signers ot
the petition and the others who had re
fused to sign it. Personally he wanted all
the prisoners to be released- He promised
that the executive would take rapid action.
In the matter tomorrow, aiul declared he
was confident that the executive woohl
indorse his view.
The president is extremely distressed he
cause of the suicide of Sir. Grey, wlo was
one of the prisoners. Great indignation s
felt by the English residents against the
district surgeon for not watching him
to prevent his killing himself after 16
became known that he was insane.
Five phjsiclaus warned the cMstrlcS
surgeon a week ago that Sir. Grey had
developed homicidal symptoms.
"West Gloucester, SIuss.. Suffers From
the Flames.
Gloucester. Mass.. Slay 17. A forest fire
was set at West Gloucester last night and
has done a great deal of damage.
It passed over a large tract of valunWe
timber land and much of the targe ptece
of forest land given to the city by the late:
Samuel E. Savage, and known as R&
venswood of Arkansas.
The fire department wa- called to the
scene and somewhat checked t&e fire, be&
it is stilt burning.
Dnelllst Houston Acquitted.
"Wichita, Kas.. Slay 17. Ex-Senator
Temflle Houston, son of the firs presldeat
of the Texas republic, was acquitted -fos-terday
of the murder of John Jennings In.
a duel in a saloon at Woodward.Okrahomn,.
last fall, and the wounding of Ed Jenrrtaga,
John's brother. Sir. Houston Is the best
revolver shot In the "West. He is a brilMaat
orator and literary man, and puWic senti
ment was with him.
Oat Slesil Mills Burned.
Sarnia, Ont., Slay 17. Fire this morning
destroyed theflonrandoat meal millsof the
King SHU Company, and J, S. Loughecd &
Co.'s hub and spoke works. Considerable
damage was done to adjacent property.
Loss $73,000.
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