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On the Elklng Rivers and Harbors
all the items will be passed
In which this State and the Ohio
Valley aro'Interestcd.
Af?iu by the Democrat*-In the Second
DUtrtct ? The Administration Crowd
SUtceProfeworFcnvier for Congrewi In
till* District ? "His Defeat Will Seem
lcm ZJke a iaerilloe"?St* Glair and
Wiley Third and Fonrth District Candidate*,
Respectively?Oar ??Bl* roar"
Back at Work.
Fpecla! ptfpatch to the Intelligencer.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. May 17.-Tho
conference of the house and senate
commtttses on the river* and harbors
Mil agreed yesterday to the amendments
proposed by Senator Elkins In
the Interest of the Monongahela river,
and had progressed so far as to pass
all the Items in which West Virginia Is
Interested. This means that the bllfls
not likely to meet with opposition anywhere,
unless It may be at the white
house; and within the last few days it
has been whispered about that-even the
President will not want to do a thin*
so unpopular as to veto the measure,
but will permit It to become a law
without his signature.
The Congress is In no temper to entertain
Mr. Cleveland's objections to
this particular bill without registering
an emphatic protest on its own account,
and the majority over a veto will be
enough and to spare. When the full
f.irce of this legislation and its Incalculable
benefit to West Virginia come to
be fully realized, it will be a campaign
argument, the application of which will
need neither oratory nor newspaper
comment to enforce. This was aptly
eptomlsed yesterdsjr by an enthusiastic
cltisen of the state, who is not a Republican,
when he said:
'William .L. Wilson has had the opportunity
since to at least try to do
as mucn ror me staie. ana ae aiaa i
even try. More has been done since
last December, even If the bin should
now fall, than he accomplished in
twelve years.
Notwithstanding this view must be
held by many others, there is still talk
in the inner circtes of the Washington
.end of the state Democratic machine
that "Mr. Wilson must again accept
the nomination for Congress in his district."
forgetful of the fact that "his
district" has passed to other hands.
Walts and Well*.
District Attorney Watts and Marshal
Wells, both registered at the National
yesterday. It may therefore be supi>o*ed
that the Watts gubernatorial
boom requires protection and this the
marshaLJ* doubtless filling to afford
officially, but be cannot be
for anybody but Colonel 8mlth.
T? ?--? Im nn?nm?l t.\ hfl
4" *?Vl, lie ?' f -
<lolng a Rood deal of hustling for the
Marion county candidate as he passes
about through the state.
This leads to another observation
which la upon pretty^stood authority,
that Prof. "Jim"' Fowler Is in a fair
way to receive the favor of the Washington
office-dispensing syndicate in
support of his aspirations for the nomination
for Cpngresa In the First district.
Casting about for material the
claims of the few known candidates
were canvassed and Professor
"Jim" seemed to be the mujit
likely of them all; "because."
as one man put It. "Fowler's
defeat will acem less like a sacrifice."
He may understand what that means,
but the inference Is admittedly obscure.
Another bit of gossip Is that General
St. Clair can have the congressional
nomination In the Third district if he
wants it. Why he shouldn't want It Is
not explained, but with this clue to
work on It may be said that if the managers
can have It their way the four
nominees will be Fowler. Wilson. SL
Clair and Wiley.
Back mt Work.
Messrs.Dovtitt?r and Dayton returned
yesterday from participation in the
three big recent oonventlons,each ready
to do whal might be required of him In
support of tht rivers and harbor* bill.
Mr. Dovener. being a member of the
committee, has a double Interest in k.
while Mr. Dayton, who has given It
constant attention, is anxious ior tnai
immediate constituency of his whose
future prosperity will be bo largely argument*]
by the lorjp-needed Improvement
t/t th<* Monongahela.
Congressmen Hilling and Miller, who
w^re detained by private business, will
be here to-morrow, und it Is very certain
that when the subsequent ballots
nr^ taken on tht? bill the "big four"
will help swell thb majority.
Messrs. H. N. Lambert, of New Cumberland,
and II. i*. Benson, of Charleston.
aro P-glMtfred at the National.
Thf Programme lurlaite* thr tViufereiiee
fUrrr and Harbor Itrporl.
WASHINGTON, V. C. May 17.?The
present week In the senate bids fair to
Kiv*n up largely f?? matters pertaining
to the District of Odumbla. The
win consume considerably more time,
and when It Is disposed of, the District
upproprimuon o?u win w IWH UI? I? ?.
1* not rut out by the conference report
on the legislative bill.
It I* expected that th" Dlatrlrl appropriation
bill will l?ad to eotialderabb*
diKcuMlon. There are numerous Items
In tt which nrlll call for explanation and
provoke antagonllm.' not the leaat of
?4i(rh I* the amendment changing.the
houae provision rutting oft the specific
appropriations for charitable inatltut:
>m It I* all*s**d that many of ihw
concerns are sectarian and thcr?' will
ho an effort to liav the houae provlal
>n restored.
It In expected that there will be nn
' ffnrt t> have the legislative, executive
p. 1 judicial appropriation bill re-com ?
t,.* f if further r/i r>?li 11' r ;i 11. 'II <<f th"
i vininn In regard t<? 1'nltcd HtatfM
>inrnJ??loner? ? ? th*- houiw provision,
\< hi' U f ??. Mcnai'* i onf^ree* have nrfptoil
li dlMiiMfful lo inuny <?f lh<?
c f> Horn.
It In o*p*ct??d that, th<* ronf'-rrrur rrl"?rt
on the rlv??r mid liftltflr tilll will
.,.i ; jv in thr week, but whether
tin" will rnnnunri" murh flm** will d?iid
upon how much of tin- eenate ml.l.torm
ihr m?riat?? conferee* may ? >n1
to |||.>K? ,?f fhe houae.
The *<mrit<? m:ina?<M? an* ?tlll dlnp.m d
t<? pfine tIt#* appropriation bills ( ?
rh" cxcluaton of othrr hudrMtfl and
will havr tho fortification* bill ready
to take up aa noon aa the Ldxtrlct bill
and The conference reports on other
appropriation bills are disposed of.
JThey do not contemplate giving way
to other bills except those to which no
opposition Is mafle until the last of the
appropriation bills shall bo pause!.
There are still three appropriation bills
which have not received the attention
of tho senate. These are the District of
Columtola.Fort Meat Ions and general deficiency.
In tlt? Houar.
The house will probably devote much
of Its time during the week to the consideration
of conference reports on appropriation
bills. It Is expected that
the conference reports on both the naval
and river and harbor bills will be
presented and on both lively lights are
anticipated. The senate amendments
to the latter bill placing half a dosen
additional projects under the contract
system at a cost of about $12,000,000 will
attract the bulk of the opposition, and
in case the senate doe* not yield to the
house on the naval bill in respect to the
number of new battle ships to be authorised
another attempt will be made
by the economists of the house to agree
to the senate's reduction. If the senate
conferees yield, however, the matter
will be practically beyond the jurisdiction
of the house.
It may be that the committee on rules
will arrange for the consideration of the
immigration bill this week if opportunity
offers. The Murray-Elliott contested
election case from the Fifth
South Carolina district, is also scheduled
for consideration this week. The
majority report unseats Klllott Tomorrow
Is committee suspension day
and a. variety of matters may be
brought forward.
The impression is growing about the
capltol that the silver men will soon
take a position against final adjournment
before the national conventions.
The movement embraces silver advocates
in both houses and of all parties.
There has been no formal agreement so
far, but there has t>e*n a general exchange
of views and ther?? Is no doubt
that some of the leaders hold the opinion
that it will be wise to postpone
adjournment until there shall be opportunity
to know what position the conventions
will take on the financial
The A. P. A* May Make Permanent Head*
quarter* In Washington.
WASHINGTON. May 17.?Many of
the members of the supreme council of
the American Protective Association
have left for their homes, but over a
hundred yet remain to finish up the
business to-morrow, which Includes the
election of officers und the selection of a
place for holding the next annual meeting.
There seems now to be no longer
any doubt that the next convention will
be held here, and there Is tulk of an
amendment to the or*nstltution to be
proposed at the gathering In 18S7. providing
for the holding of the yearly pes
niuun m vum bii;. mine mic |>ihvuv
body of the order locates, It swms reasonably
cprtaln that the Women's
American Protective Association will
establish permanent headquarters. The
women's association holds Its next annual
meeting: in this city In October.
After final adjournment the new executive
board, which consists of the first
six of the newly elected supreme officers,
will meet and audit the books of the
past supreme officers, and outline the
work and policy of the order for the ensuing
The McKlnley matter Is still the uppermost
talk among the holdover delegates.
Several strong adherents of the
Ohio candidate are angry at the tenor of
the report and the fact of Its publication.
Some of the Democrats among: the delegates
And fault with the advisory
board's report because It mentions only
Republican candidates for the presidential
nomination as .being worthy of the
support of the A. P. A.
The KtalUIJm for 140.1 Show a General
WASHINGTON,- D. C., May 17.?Mr.
E. W. Parker, statistician of the United
States Geological Survey, haw complete
the compilation of the statistic*
of coal production In the United 8tates
during the calundar year 1895. Tho
total output from all mines was 171,804.701
long tons of 192,421,311 short tons,
having a total value at the mines of
$l97,r?72.477. This shows an Increase
over the production In 1894 of about
19,350,000 long tons or nearly 22,000,000
short tons and an Increase In value of
about $11,500,000. The output of anthracite
coal In Pennsylvania Increased
from 4G.358.144 long tons In 1R94 to 51,785.122
long tons in 1895, a gain of over
5,400,000 long tons. The value Increased
only about $3,500,000 from 978.488.06.1
to $82,019,272, showing that anthrocltc
coal was cheaper In 189G than in 1894.
The product of bituminous coal Increased
from 118.820,405 nhort tons of
2.000 pound* In 1894 to 134,421,927 short
tons In 1895, a gain of over 15,500,000
tons. The value Increased about
$8,000,000. There was an Increased production
In all but Ave of the twenty?
I ? ? ' nn.dn..l?i. AluKoma
IIIIIU U'HI')I|VUUV.I(IH n. . > ....
and Pennsylvania showed phenomenal
gains of more than 25 per cent. Alabama
Increasing from 4.307,178 short tons
in 1894 to 5,679.775 tons In 1896. with a
valuation of I5.348.79C, nnd Pennsylvania
from 39,912,463 short ton* to 50,017,?
446 abort ton* valued at $35,902,678. The
at'ate* In which a decreased product
was shown wore Georgia.Kansas.North
Dakota. West Virginia and Wyoming.
The principal loser was Kansas. The
decreases in the other states were
The product amonp the other leading
coal states was: Illinois 17,735.364.'value
$14,239,157; Ohio 13,376.137; value $10.637.6.VI.
and West Virginia 11,424.863,
value $7,787.120.
Kallnrr ofAlmoit the Kntlrr Wheal Crop
lit Npatii.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,May 17.?Coming
Immediately upon the severe drain
of resource* caused by the Cuban rebellion
the Spanish people have now (o
face the prospect of an almost total
loss of the wheat crop, caused by
drought and Insects.
United States Consul Hurke nA MalaKu
writes to the state department that
a new insect pest as destructive to
wheat as the phyloxurra I* to the grape
has ravaged the crops In several provinces,
while owing t?? a severe drought
n>?t only will the entire wheat crop be a
t.<tal failure, but there will be a short a*"
of every other crop of grain. Th??
poor are suffering much and unless the
rain <->mes the wine and fruit crops
will become a total loss, and groat *uffering
and want will prevail throughout
the whole country. Kftorts will be
IllJl'l*' HI *?"*'
or rcinovo the Import main durw-n ami
hritvy !m|>>ru? rno?f 1"? nmd? durlnK
the current year.
I'ImK * ml U"?>
\VAHIIIN<5TON,i May 17. ^'Iioinni
f\ I'latt arrived h*r" !??*l nlffhl nnd returned
l'? N.?w Yolk fbln n'ternoon.
During tiiH may In Wimlilnglon ho wiih
ll>. k?i"hi of Senator Quay at hi* r?-?l I.
n? '-. Il<>th Mr. Piatt nnd Honalor
Quay r*fu*cd any Information im to tfio
object or roault of their confcrenco,
Continue to Kill Off Insurgents
Without Mercy.
Evidently, for Only Cuban Lonn Art
Given?A Number of Kngagemeuts,
Editors* Flues Remitted In Honor of
the Rlrtltday of the Young King of
Spain?Insurgents Charged wills Hang*
lug Persons ftor Refusing to Hum Cane
HAVANA. May 17.?To-day Is the
tenth aniversnry of the birth of King
Alfonso XIII, and In order/to celebrate
that event, tho fines of which have been
laid upon the Cuban press have been remltted.
Later developments have been received
of tho engagement near JJmonar
In Matanzas.
The local forces of Llmonar made a reoonnulnunoe
after the engagement and
found nineteen more bodies of Insurgents,
besides the fifteen bodies which
were left on the field. Reliable information
lias been received here by the authorities
that the Insurgent leader Cepero
was seriously wounded, besides
one Insurgent captain being killed. The
Insurgent leader Gavllan Is also seriously
Near Punto Ilrava, In Havana province,
at the farm of Oardon three squadrons
of cavalry surprised a band of Insurgents
who left thirteen killed when
they retired.
It Is supposed that the Insurgent leader
Delgado was killed or wounded, a*
the cavalry captured his saddled horse
and some of his letters. Which were
stained with blood.
Pantaln m<l? I Via Inmpnnt
band of Hangiiiliy at Mount Castella,
near Aguacateon, Havana, and killed
four insurgent*. The Spanish column
had fight wounded.
It la learned that the Insurgent* have
hanged a number of negroes because
they proved unwilling to buVn canellelds.
The column of Colonel Alonzo, pairing
by Giuniea de Miranda, In Santa Clara,
pursued a band of Insurgents and came
up with them six separate times, inflicting
upon them a loss of twenty-Mix killed.
Among these was the leader Kllglo
Pita The column of troops had four
Major Gandlne* has been operating
over the country about Vertoentes and
Jaoobo and Boca de Jabuco, In the
province of Santiago de Cuba. He met
Delg&do's Insurgent band, numbering
800, and after a light put them to flight.
They loft twenty-eight killed. The
Spanish column had one killed and eight
wounded. ?
Small skirmishes have resulted in
twelve Insurgents being killed and ten
of them have surrendered with their
Major Fondevllla has fought the band
of Cardenas at Crux del Patre. The insurgents
had five killed. i
Advices from Matanzas nay that the
Insurgents have burned the Guanatana
the farm* of Fantel, Casualldad and
Destlno. which were valued at millions
of dollar*, and they have hanged Jura
Deladn Gome*, the proprietor.
After .the engrcgmijeni'botween Colonels
Palanca and Regura with Gomez.
Zayas, Alberto. Rojas and other insurgent
lenders, In which the Insurgents
sustained a great loss. It Is learned that
the Insurgents marched towards Vueltas.
In Santa Clara, near a place called
The insurgents at Barbaras number
6.000 cavalry and Infantry. The majority
of them are very poorly clothed.
There were distributed there B00.000
cartridges, which were brought by Carrlilo
and half of which ware Intended for
Maceo; also. one rapid tiro
cannon. Carrillo will lead the vanguard
of Gomez's forces and Zayas. the
rear guard, and each will be six miles
from Gomes's main force. The flanks
will Iw guarded by Rogello Castillo and
General Obrezon. with a Spanish force,
has passed through Guaracabulla, In
Santa Clara, and It la thought probable
that he will overtake Gome*.
The Insurgents have burned the plantation
of Zaxa and the kanetlelds of
Tnmnn Anrlcnr.
I 5mp ffmlrton, P?.?Six P?rMim Shot mtil
a Number II?rf.
' IIAZLETON, Pa., May 17.-SI* perRons
were Hhot and a number of others
I seriously Injured during a riot at Macj
Adoo, a town four mile* from hem, this
t afternoon. Tho Injured are: Joseph
I Ward, shot In knee; Thomas Kalrns,
I shot In arm: James Muldowney, finger
shot off; Burke Brennan, shot In shoulders;
Jame? Brennan, shot In ami;
I Mary Burke, shot In back: Antonio Rlzxio,
noae broken; Mrs. Rose Vleohio,
scalp wound.
I A game of base ball was In progress
! when a gang of drunken Italians
I charged upon the players nnd spectaj
tors with revolvers, clubs nnd stonrn.
| Lost night an Italian had been arreted
for assault and battery. A number of
[ young men took him from the constable
and unmercifully beat him. The Ital
ians. hearing of thl*. threatened ivvenge.
They fulfilled their threat toduy.
Tho ftmt Inning had Just boon
finished when there vai a pttftol nhot.
It wan followed in a few minute* by a
promlfcuou* dlachanre of flrearmi. The
crowd attempted to run awny. but tho
Italian* chnaod them. discharging their
piatol* and throwing atone*. The forelirnem
were almoin mnd with rage and
blazed awny inceaaanlly until the police
Several of the Italian* were arrested
and more will he taken Into custody tomorrow.
Ward, who wa* catcher for
ihe MaoAdno club. In mo moat seriously
Injured. Ho Id lying In a hOHpltal In a
critical condition.
A Illoody Itlnf.
KNOXVILLE. Tenn.,May 17.?A apeclnl
to the Trlbuno from Hrlatol. aaya
several negroea engaged In a light thin
[ Afternoon near Washington College.reauKIng
In two bring ahot, one cut with
| ftn axe and one bring wounded on the
I head, from which ho will die.
The namofl arc:
I James Curaoli, ahot twice, fatally;
Sandy Fleming, ahot once, perhapa fntally;
Oh a r lea ('anion, cut with an axe;
John Patton, it ruck over the head and
Ik dying.
Jacob FJelde*' atatue of Ole Hull wan
unveiled at Minneapolis yonterday.
\ 1'ivcnty-tlve buildings were burned
yentcrday at Franklin City, Va. The
loaa la unknown.
Tlir aehooner Mary D. A yep waa aunk
In collision with the ateamcr Onoko,
near Chicago. Five aeamen wore
Hamtnd NlawangT, a entile buyer,
waa found dead In hi* hubby at Dayton,
Ohio. Mr*. Bertie MacDonald la under
Atrcat for the murder.
II. flolomon, a prominent merchant of
Tampa. Flu., waa aaaaaalnatcd In his
store, being fired on through! nil open
door while waiting on a customer.
The CJrtat For**! Flr?? In Central Wfit
Virginia?A Half Hllllou Dollars Almdf
DAVI6, W. Va.. May 17.?All day
long hundreds of men from all sections
havo bravely, but Ineffectively fought
the forest Area, which at 7 o'clock tonight,
after continuing for forty hour*,
are, If possible, burning mors fiercely
than ever.
Lumbermen, who this morning: estimated
the probable loss at $500,000, now
state that amount has been exceeded
and are unwilling to make any further
prediction* of the loss. The Middle
Fork tract Is completely wiped out, the
adjoining forest Is now burning with
Indications that the entire county, including
the towns and villages, will be
devastated unless a rain prevents.
The weather Is still dry, the high
shirting winds continue and the atmosphere
Is stifling with the smoke and
heat. The women and children from
the mountain viilsges are to-night arranging
to leave their homes to take refuge
in the larger towns. As the fire
started in several places at the same
time, from no known cause. It is now
thought to have been the work of Incendiaries,
who were prompted by revenge
against the new owners.
Ah far as known no lumbermen or
other citizens have been caught in the
Who Operated In the SIMerivllIe Oil Region?Hotel
Jinn the Victim.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
SISTERS VILLE, W. Va., May 17.?
Another forgery caine to light lu this
city yesterday morning. For some time
past this city has been a sort of mecca
for gentlemen who could wield the pen
In an artistic fashion and quite a number
of the business people have been
caught. .During the present year there
have been perhaps a dozen cases of forgery
brought to light, but onl>* a very
few of the culprit* have been apprehended.
The latent forgeries are those by a
man named William Talbot, who stopperl
at the Arlington hotel in (his city,
of which Col. W. C. Turner I* manager.
While there he, of course, frequently
saw the colonel's signature and when he
went out in the Indian Creek territory
to work he practiced writing it until at
last he signed the name to at least two
checks, one for $44 and the other for *50.
It has also been lean ed that some persons
who worked with the slick gentleman
Out in the field has also suffered to
the extent of about $100. The fellow
came to this city after he had passed the
checks and finally skipped out Saturday
morning, after he had gotten a tip that
the game was up.
The police have notified all the authorities
along the river and also the Pittsburgh
police to be on the lookout for the
gentlemen. He Is a very slick gentleman
with a pen and Ink. as the signature
of Colonel Turner whltten by him
have but one very slight flew.
lJrookr Connty Democrat*.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
WELLSBtma. W. May 17.-Th?
Deinoi:ratiy.^rp^">ary eketioiv?Xac
Brooke couuty was held here yesterday.
The nominees are, for Sheriff
day. The nominees are. for sheriff.
Henry Zllliken; clerk county court,
Campbell Kemp: circuit court, Ewing
Campbell; assessor, Joseph Hawley;
prosecuting attorney, J. C. Palmer, Jr.
nani.u.M>l nf minntv vnfed f,?r
free sliver about three to one. A email
vote was polled.
P Ait 10 AT A FIBB.
Bniinni Portion of Bl?e liland, 111.,
Nearly Destroyed.
CHICAGO. May 17.~Nearly half the
business portion of Blue Island, a suburban
town, was destroyed by lire today.
Altogether twenty-six buildings
were consumed, entailing a total loss of
about $180,000. A shirting wind was
blowing almost a hurricane at the time
and the Are spread rapidly. Three hundred
people who wore attending a dance
in Saenger hall had a narrow encapo
from death. The building caught fire
while the da nee wan In progress nnd
a stampede ensued. Many persons were
bruited. though none was seriously injured.
Th.? Inst of the escaping erowd
rushed through n cloud of smoke nnd
h*ard (he sound of burning timbers behind
In spite of the efforts of the firemen,
nil the. buildings In Grove street, between
Western avenue tnd Henry
street, the west side of Western avenue
btween Grove and Vermont streets, and
every building on the opposite side of
Western avenue were utterly destroyed.
Destroys * Urrmt Amount of Vaiaaole ,
ATLANTA. Ga.. May 17.?Tho most
nerlous conflagration this city has experienced
In ten years broke out shortly
Wore 11 o'clock to-night In a block In
the center of tho city bounded by the
tracks of the Southern roilwuy nnd
Prior, Decntaur and Collins street*. The
Msrkham house adjoining tho Union
depot, and one of the best known hotels
in the country, was totnlly destroyed.
Involving a loss of about $76,000 on
building nnd furniture, covered by an
insurance of $50,000.
c>?.Ilvor* ?fnble in wllloh Hip
blaze started. Patterson's undertaking
establishment. n row of small rookeries
on Decatur street and a half dozen on
Collins street occupied by the demimonde.
were completely consumed. At
midnight the Ore hud made a complete
hweep of the blocK and wan threatening
to spread across Decatur street. The
total loss on the Markham house block
In probably about $300,u 0, largely covered
by Insurance.
lie I* Xrnned by tit* ililesgo Labor ComCHICAGO,
May 17.?Kugone V. Deba
was named for tho presidency of the
Pulled States by the Chicago Labor
Congress to-day. The resolution provoked
a dW?cusslon which consumed
three hours, hut ft was finally adopted
by a slight majority. It waa red ted in
the resolution that as the Corporations,
syndicate* and trust* are .seeking to
have presidential candidate* nominated
who are In sympathy with the existing
order of Industrial things, labor, organised
and unorganised, should be
equally solcltous that a man be nominated
who Is known to be friendly to
Wi?rKCr? ?"? wriM?n-?'?*'**M? wir.
Thr CnngrftM exproimed thr bellvf
Chat HuRtm* V. Debw la l>o?l fitted (.?
become tb?? leader of the Induatrtnl
T**o llnmlrril Klttril.
HRAHH, Ooaat of \V*?t Africa, Mny 17.
? An rxploftlnn nt !U?ln. In th<> N'up"
country on tb? Niger river, baa ra?c<i
to the ground thi* pnlaco of tho Emir
Mclekl and haa killed two hundred pCoplO.
State of Kansas Experiences Another
Disastrous Blast.
And Over Sixty JlaUdlngf are Demolished.
Many Persons are Seriously Injured?At
Sabotlia Sany Persons are Rendered
Homeless?Particulars Hard to Learn.
At Bentou, Kentucky, an Entire Family
Is Wiped Ont-Xrwi of Storms at OUier
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 17.?Keportft
received here Indicate thai the
cyclone which passed over Marshall
and Nemaha counties, Kansas, late this
evening, nwept over an unusually large
territory, dealing death and destruction
through the two counties. A dispatch
to the Times from Hern, Nemaha county,
reports that Seneca, the county
seat, was struck by a cyclone at 7
o'clock this evening. One third of the
residence portion of the town was destroyed
and Ave persons were killed and
fifteen badly injured. The county's
magnificent new court house,the towns
big school house and the Catholic
church are among the buildings wrecked.
Five hundred of the citizens of Seneca
are reported to be homeless to-night.
The property loss Is estimated at 1100,000.
The Ave dead are two children of
M. Everhes, two children of Mr. Connell,
and a son of Peter Assemacher.
The cyclone also swept the towns of
8abethaf Nemaha county, and Frankfort.
Marshall county, and the reports
indicate that many other smaller settlements
have suffered, but up to this
hour It has been Impossible to get detailed
accounts of the damage.
FRANKFORT, Kansas, May 17,?At
D o'clock this cvonlng a terrific cj'clone
swapt down upon the town of Frank
(grt from the southwest. Everyming
in tli?? north and went ends of the town
wan completely wrecked. Probably three
score of buildings were raxed to the
ground. Some of the best residences of
the town were blown to atoms, reports
coming In from the country, where
heavy damage has been done, will materially
swell the loss. Many are reported
painfully injured, but so far as
known, no one has ben killed. Many
head of horses, cattle and other stook
have been killed. The Methodist and
Christian churches were demolished and
the Presbyterian church was badly
wrecked. Scores of people who are left
homeless are being cared for to-night in
public halls and in the homes of the
more fortunate citizens.
A funnel-shaned cyclone also struck
the north part of the town of Sabotha,
a small place northeast of Topeka, near
the Nebraska line, late this evening, destroying
the (>rand Island railroad depot.
and elevator and about twenty resluences.
Twenty or twenty-flve people
were wounded, several of whom will die.
Twenty families were rendered homeless.
losing everything they had. The
cyclone posed off towards Falls City
end evidently did great damage. Owing
to darkne* and heavy rain, particulars
are hard to Inhn'T
Barrier tn* Waning a cyclone was
seen to form over the town of Miltonvale,
Kansan, and struck the ground a
few miles out of town, but did not do
much damage there. It Is probable this
is the same cyclone that struck Sabotha.
Those most seriously injured ars:
Henry Kennedy, nose broken and badly
P. Cudmore. head bruised,
P. M<>i'*an. badly hurt.
Mrs. Arthur and two children.
Jark Rodger* and Captain J. B. Todd. I
The small number of casualties it
accounted for by the fact that nearly
all of the people fled to their cellars and
cyclone cave*.
Reports coming In from Melts and
Seneca say the cyclone was sevorc at
those point*. The latest estimate is
thnt fully 100 substantial buildings
have b*en destroyed in the town and
surrounding country.
lAtnl From Kencea*
SENECA. Kaa, May 17.-A devastating
tornado passed through this city
from the southwest to northeast this
evening at 6:30 o'clock. Everything in
Its path was completely wrecked. Couriers
from the country report great damage
to property and probable lost of
life. In this city four were killed and a
number Injured. The killed are a boy
and a girl of M. R. Connet, a boy of IT.
K. Voorhees and the flfteen-yeat-old
boy of Peter Alsenmaehera. The seriously
Injured are: M. B. Voorbsos,
John Beldshaw, and Alonzo Hawley.
The latt??r will not recover. There were
many miraculous escapes from Instant
death. The streets are impassable,
bloc ked with debris of buildings and
fallen tr.>es. Tfie Grand Opera house
ifl completely demolished. The roof and
^vest side of tho $50,000 court house
are blown away and cave In and tho
roof of thf high school building la gone.
The steeples of the Methodist, Universalis
and Catholic churches were seatto
red to the four winds. Twenty-live
residences are raxed to the ground and
building* Innumerable unroofed.
At Oneida several buildings were destroyed
and three children of James
8herrard killed.
The west half of the village of Ba41eyvllle
was swept sway but no one was
killed. The damage In this city is over
Another Report.
CONCORDIA, Has.. May 17.?Another
cyclone visited North Central Kansas
this afternoon. It Is Impossible to
gather the dot .ills because the telegraph
wires on the Missouri Pnolflc and Grand
Island railroads are down. The cyclone
started In the northern part of
Clay county, sevon or eight miles south
of the town of Palmer nnd passed In a
northeasterly direction through Rllsy
county and Into Marshal and Nemaha
counties. It crossed tlu? Blue river at
the* Junction of the Missouri Pacific nnd
Union Paclfto roll road* and parsed near
the town of Axtell. The little hamlet of
Bodavllle, In Hllely county was entirely
swept away. To-night several are reported
killed there and many Injured,
hut nothing ran be learned definitely.
At Spring Valley, aome six mllea
aouth of Barnes. the storm demolished a
church In which ISO people were worshiping.
Many were Injured. The pastor.
Hev. Maaon was badly hurt. Sunyleal
aid wan asked for from Barnes and
neighboring towns. The storm formed
about ft o'clock, almost In the track of
the one that visited this section three
week.-* ago. The cyclone wm followed
by a heavy hall and rain storm and
great datnnRC was done to crops.
The Valley of tin- Blue reiver In Marshall
county If' one of the richest In the
state and thickly populated. It Is expected
that report* In th?? morning will
tell of the death ?>f many persona and
the destruction of a great deal of property.
IVrrlhle Klfwtt Irnr ftriitnn -Au Rnllrr
Km mil)- Wlpnl Out.
LOU18VILLK. Ky.. May 17?A apeclnl
t" the Courh-r-Journal from B.?nton,
Ky., i?avs: A torrlb^ cyclone pasa
| ed over tho northwest corner of this
county this morning about 1 o'olock,
doing damage to everything In Its path.
At Elva It tore down the house of Anderson
Jonew and killed tho entire family.
consisting of Jones, aged 80, his
wife, aged 55. his oldest child, a son 17
years old. and two girls, one 10 and the
othor 12 years. Jones was a poor man
and hu.d only lived In that community
about six months. Five coffins were
sent to Elva to-day and the entire Jones
family were buried In the same grave.
The tcene was visited to-day b hundreds
from all the country around.
The tornado came out of Graves county,
via Sympsonla, wher two stores
were demolished, two churches and one
sohool house were torn down, besides
barns, stables, fences and everything
else in its path. There was considerable
damage in other parts of the county.
The duinago done at Sympsonla was severe,
but no lives were lost.
TheCxar and Cxarlna Kurunte forXoc<
cow?'Traveling In Royal Style.
czar and czarina, with their infant
daughter, the grand duchess Olga
Nlcolaievna, accompanied by a numerous
suite and by the whole of tho imperial
household, took their departure'
thin evening at 5 o'clock for Moscow.
The august ceremony of the coronation
of the czar and czarina and the fete*
which precede and follow that event,
will fill up the time constantly from now
until June 7, which la the date fixed
upon for the return of tho Imperial
party to St. Petersburg.
The train which carries the Imperial
party to the ancient capitol of Holy Russia
waa especially built throughout for
this journey, and is said to be the finest
that ever rode on rails. The appolntmenta
and finish of it are on a scale
of magnificence In harmony with everything
else conencttu with the coronation,
for which the most lavish expenditure
has not been spared, even for the
minutest details. No speed record is
attmepted with the Imperial train, the
safety and comfort of the august inmates
being the sole considerations.
All traffic ceased over the line before
the departure of the train from hero
and no other wheels than those of this
train will run at the same time on the
tracks between here nnd Moscow. The
line between St. Petersburg and Moscow
runs almost In a straight line for the
four hundred miles. It Is related that
when the engineers designated to build
the line appealed to the czar for his.
orders regarding the rpute, he placed a
ruler upon the map and drew a straight
line between the two cities, thus solving
the engineering difficulties with an
autocratic hand.
To-day the four hundred miles of the :
line are guarded by a doable guard of
soldiers. Every detail of the journey
and of the ceremonies in Mosoow have im
been arranged for months, an army of.
officials having been engaged upon the.
1- I.. .Ul? nml/1 rnnnti ?Ml? anif
WVill lit klllo V?VJ mow. ....
excitement and alao Intense anxiety.
To facilitate their work, wooden model*
wecw constructed of all the various
buildings at Moscow in which the more
Important ceremonies will be enacted,
exact in every proportion and relation,
so that the programme of the coronation
has been precisely arranged and gOne
through with in miniature.
The arrival of the czar and ozarlna at
the Petrovsky palace, outside Moscow,
is timed for to-morrow, which Is the
anniversary if his majesty's birthday.
This will be celebrated to-morrow at.tho
Petrovsky palace, where their majesties
will remain until Thrusday. May 21, the
date fixed for the triumphal entry of the..,
czar into Moscow, .which Is to be one of
the most Imposing spectacles In all tha
ceremonies attendant upon the corona^
tlon. _
Presented to the Great TtollnUt, Ladjr
lUUc-Urcst Psrsonsgy.
LONDON, May 17.?At Marlborough
house oil Saturday, In tlia presence or a
distinguished oompany, the prince ot
Wain, on bshalf ot the snbterlbsrs, presented
to Lady Balls a sliver Ivory casket
containing th* deeds to a domain
and chateau near Tenloe. The prsssotatlnn
mi In commanunomtlon of the
jubilee ot ttie'vlollniM, who mate bar
debut at Vienna hi 1IM aa -WObetmlne
Nerudo, wben only six years ot age. Aa
Madame Norman-Neruda, she was a
favorite violinist for twenty yean, and
In ISM ohe married Sir Charles Halle,
the distinguished pUnlet.
The subsorlbera to the fond 1 Delude
the prince and princeee ot Walts,
Prince* Louise, the kin* and queen of
Denmark, the king and Queen of Bv*den,
the duke and ducheea of York, Mr.
Gladstone, Mr. Arthur Balfour, tit*
landgrave of Kssso. Boron RaveUtrake,
the duks of Aberaora, the dida? ot Wastmlnlater.
Cardinal Vaughon, Ah? arolvbishop
of York, Sir Augflsttu Hants,
Madame Albanl. Sir Henry Irvine. Sir
John MilisJs. the late lord Ldghtoo.
Baron Rothschild and Mr. AlmaTedema.
mat ?pwtitpt? nn.
PrnMrnl Kragrr Vnkr ConaMKt Pmnn-WAal
He Dcatrvs to Oe.
PRETORIA. May 1?.?President Kroger
la under constant pressure to exorcise
his Influence to hasten the decision
of the executive council on the punishment
to lie flirted out to the reform prisoners.
whose sentences have been commuted.
His own sentiment nn the subject
Is also Mnp constantly sought
Thf president to-day consented to he
interviewed by a representative of the
Associated Press, and In reply to questions
put to him on these subjects, ha
sold that no one was more desirous
than him of seeing a decision In regard
to the sentences of the reformers expedited.
A msjorlty ot the prisoners
had petitioned him on Friday, he said,
to substitute additions! money lines for
,t,* i?rmi nt banishment end Imprison
ment which had been pronounced upon
them. The original flue wa* for $10,000
with one year's imprlaonment nnd banlnhment
for three years. President
Kruger wn* mont favorably Inclined, he
said, to thin proposal to substitute ftntfl
for banishment and Imprisonment
Dunk llobbrra Captnrtd.
PPRINOFIF.LD. Ills.. Msy 17.?The
m^n who robbed the mate bsnk of Buffalo,
thin county, last Thursday, have
been raptured nnd have made a full
confession. They are Carl Kloppenburf,
the enshier of the bank, and Joseph
Kloppenburg, a drug clerk of this city,
sons of August Kloppenburf, a wealthy
cltlaen of Springfield.
Cnrl Kloppenbui'g to-day confessed
to SlierltT Baxter the entire story. The
stolen money was recovered.
Stramnhtp noyrmfUti.
New York Arrived: La Nortnandl#
Tlnvre; Taormlna. Hamburg: Prussia?
Hamburg: Amsterdam, Rotterdam. Sailed:
Hornnto. Hamburg.
noeton-Arrived: Cephalonla. Liverpool.
HttllTIW-Ainyni, \ umtu, ' l
Tun* Island?Passed I Ethiopia, Glasgow,
for N??w York.
Havrw?Arrlvod: 1a Uour?tognt, New
^ Auckland?Balled: Alameda. flan Fran1
'gueenetown?<Willed: UnibrlM, New York.
Weatlirr Porrtml for To-day*
For Went Virginia, fair and warmer;
southerly wind*. ...?Mi
For Western Pennsylvania. generally
fair; frrnh to brink westerly wind*.
For Ohio. fair, followed by lo. al thunder
storms during the evening or night; rresn
and brisk southwesterly winds.

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