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AWFUL WORK. Thfl Tnwns of Np.w Rirhmnml. AUV ? V U UV V* ! V U ?HWUUUVMW| Wis., and Herman, Neb,, Practically Wiped Ont of Existence. nA HUNDRED KILLED The List of Wcunded Is Large, While the Loss of Property Cannot Be Estimated. Physicians, Xanei and Snppllea Sent in Special Trains to the Strloken Places? Nearly Every Family in New Richmond s offer#? Many Saved Their Live* By Going into the Storm CellarsScore* of People Crushed to Death By the Collapse of Buildings? Churches Used As Temporary Morgues? Minneapolis Send* Kelief. Okaha, Neb. (Speolal).?A tornado struck the town of Herman a few days ago and practically wiped the place out of existence. Herman Is a place of about 300 inhabitants, in the extreme northern part of Washington County. It Is on the line of th? Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway. The tornado wrought fearful destruction. It Is estimated that the fatalities will run up to a hundred or more. i A special train left Blatr, the county seat, ten miles distant, for tne scene of the disaster as soon as possible, carrying surgeons and all needed supplies. The train arrived about an hour after the storm, and the work of picking up the wounded was befun. In the course of an hour the train pulled out for Blair with ninety-flve inlured persons on board. They had to be taken to Blatr, as there was no place left at Herman* at which treatment could be administered. Every building In the town was destroyed except the public sohool and a small dwelling, both of whioh are on the outskirts. The force of the wind was terrific, scarcely one piece of any of tne many structures destroyed being left Intact. The scene In the Streets of the town is one of desolation. Wrecked buildings and broken furniture are strewn all around. NEW RICHMOND DESOLATE. ? V.m?? m. Rnndrml Lives Lost in the ? Tornado. New Richmond, Wis. (Special).?Indeloribably sad are the scenes of desolation wrought by the tornado, whloh practically swept out of existence the prosperous little city of New Richmond. Ont of five, hundred houses &nd stores In the town, fully three hundred were wrecked by the storm or destroyed by fire. .Almost every family has one or more members among the dead, Injured or missing, and little groups are seen everywhere searching for loved ones who may be bucle.d. In the plies of debris on very tiaifcl. The search was conducted all day after the storm and the: number of dead certainly will reach one hundred or more. These were for the most part taken to the Catholie and Congregational ohurcbes, which, although in the edge of the storm's path, escaped Its fury. In these temporary morgues the sights are suoh as to touch liAnvf a? fha oflAf.afrioi/An iuo ufliunjk uvuiv| ?w ?uw w........ .. . log recognize the mangled and often dismembered bodies of misslog dear ones. The wounded find temporary asylums in the uninjured dwellings on either side of the path of devastation, where doctors and Qurses do heroic work without sleep or rest. &s many as possible of the injured, whose chances for recovery are considered good, are being sent to the hospitals at St. Paul and Minneapolis* where they will have better care. The business portion of the city covered ft space of foursquares each way, and was. built solidiy of brick and stone. This entire space was swept clear, foundation trails, and iu some pluces masses of debris llone marking where busluess houses formerly stood. Trees which lined the streets >f the residence district were broken off or twisted and uprooted. The tornado came up the river from Hudson, where the damage was comparatively slight. Following the general course Df the river and the branch of the Omaha road, the storm gained in intensity as it proceeded, and was at its worst when it (truck the business centre of New Richmond. Outlying houses in the path of the storm frequently were torn asunder ind the fragments scattered to the winds. Trees were uprooted and roadways blocked, washed away or so overnowea as to be made entirely unrecognizable. The desolate view of New Richmond is on* not aoon to be forgotten. On the east tnd west limits of the city many houses are etlll standing with little or no damage, and to these homes the occupants welcome their less fortunate neighbors and friends, giving them such aid as is possible and the sympathy they so much need. The property loss cannot be estimated at this time, and may never be accurately known. It was almost total, for the insurance agents report that do tornado Insurance was carried in the town,and only on a small number of places, where flrejoined in the destruction of property, will the business men be at all reimbursed for their losses. Many residents of New Richmond estimate the loss of life much higher than tile facts thus far known seem to warrant. Th?r Hnim that hundreds are missing, who were buried iu the ruins, and there lnclner ated. C. A. Nelson, who owned the Columbian restaurant, estimates the number of dead at 400. He says that when the rainstorm, which preceded the tornado, broke, not less than twenty persons rushed Into his place for shelter. He Is positive that not more than four besides himself escaped. The building was a substantial frame structure. , Gallman Brothers' eireus was in New Mother and Son Drowned. Tho bodies of Mrs. John QuIqq and her twelve-year-old son, John, were found in the river at Eagle Bridge, N. Y., a few days ago. The lad who was subject to fainting tits, went fishing, and it is thought be fell into the river, and Mrs. Qulnn lost her life in attempting to rescue him. Forty-five Passenger* Injured. * An tlta I'aneoa A pusseufcjri nam uu v-.? v.v, Pittsburg aad Gulf Railroad, three miles i*ath of Grandvlew, Mo., was wrecked a few days ago. Porty-llve people were injured. Ml/ior Mention. One-half of the land In the cityof Boston is unoccupied. The torpedo boat Strlngham has been launched at Wilmington, Del. A statue of Chester Alan Arthur has been unveiled in Madison Square, New York City. The Mayor of Cleveland has begun a crusade against large wooden signs on the tops of buildings. Mataafa and his followers have promised to abide by the decision of the joint commission in Samoa. St. Petersburg had a horticultural exhibition early la May In which se7enty-flve Russian and 300 foreign gardeners took oart. -4v-.'iv ' ' \. Sichmoud, and the urmers from tae sue* rounding country with their families had I (fathered to sen the show. A few minutes j before the storm appeared a large part of those who had just come from the circus rushed to a brick building close at hand, where tliey took retuge. This building was among those destroyed, and it is difficult to say how many perished thore. Great alarm prevailed shortly before the j storm broke, and refuge was sought in eellars. wells, caves, or other underground ' structures that promised safety. Most of i the persons who were warned in time to J Hnd c-i/ih nlo,)na nf rufn rrw warA QtlVAif At ! the Nicollet Hotel the guests wero at supper when the storm came, aud all hands sought the cellar. So far as known, few of those la this house were killed. WISCONSIN* TOWNS FLOODED. Heavy Rains Cause Much Damage to I'roperty and Crops. La Crosse. Wis. (Special).?The worst j rainstorm in seventeen years swept over this section a few days "ago. Nearly Ave t inches of rain fell. It camo down in sheets, | doing great damage to railroad property, i Fifty families in North La Crosse were compelled to desert their homes in boats. Much live stock was drowned. Nearly every bridge in the La Crosse River Valley is gone. ?LB0T,? 13. (special;.?neavy raiu causon the Baraboo River to overflow and the fluts for miles around to be flooded. The iron bridge at Wilton was carried away and the abutments destroyed. The Sparta yards were under water,and both tunnels between that city aad Elsny were completely filled. Farmers will sustain great 103s of stock. Viola, Wis. (Special).?One of the heaviest wind, hail and rain storms in many years occurred here, and almost the entire Kickapocf Valley is inundated. The storm broke upon the valley, rain descending in torrents, accompauied by hall and heavy winds. Cultivated llelds were covered and almost ruined, some being washed to a depth of six feet. Sparta, Wis. (Special).?3Iuch damage was done by the heavy rainstorm. Theap- j proaches of five iron bridges in tbe city limits were washed away. Crops were damaged, and many head of live stock were drowned. Storm and Fiood In Sllnnesota. WiNOh'a, Minn. (Special).?A storm broke over this city and did damage estimated at more than $200,000. The damage was done | mainly by overflowing cretks, rivulets and rivers, and railroad property suffered most. The rain fell lor more than four hours. I Minneapolis Offer* Asalstanka. + r ... |\ _T>oll?f trilna have beeu sent from Minneapolis to New Richmond, and the Minneapolis Board ot ( Trade has requested the New Richmond offlcinls to draw on it for $2000. This is simply a beginning of the relief fund. The millers Lave promised to give a lot ol Hour. \ NECRO LYNCHED BY NECROES. j Mob of Fire Hundred Avenge an Atrocious Crime. i Sahdis, Miss. (Special).?Simon Brooks, 1 colored, was lynched by a mob of five hundred negroes near here, having been taken from the jail some time between midnight ! and dawn. The crime which thus was avenged was most atrocious. A woman of 1 their race had beea most inhumanly outraged and afterwards murdered. The mob, which was composed entirely of negroes, did its work quietly. The white people knew nothing of the affair until hours after it occurred. Two Lynched In Florida. OcALA.Fln. ("Special).?Two negroes were lynched at Dunellon by an infuriated mob of their own color. Some week* ajjo Marshal Payne was shot by a negro. The negro was captured and returned to Dunellon, when it is supposed some negroes were employed to take him to the river and drown him. The laborers of the Dunelloa phosphate mines heard of it, and at once organized. They succeeded in lynching two ol the men, and were only prevented from lynching nine others by the appearance ol Sheriff Nugent and an armed posse. FRENCH CABINET FALLS. The Dreyfus Affair the Cans* of the Overthrow. Pabis (By Cable).?The Cabinet has resigned because of an adverse vote in the Chamber of Deputies. President Loubet has accepted the resignations of the Ministers, but has requested them to retain their offices until their successors are named. . ^The successive votes in the Chamber ol Deputies on the day of the Cabinet's reslg- | nation cieariy uemuusiraic? iuc of a majority, including members of ail parties, who were determined to rid them- | selves of the Premiership of Charles Dupuy. An interpellation of M. Vaillant, a Socialist, was simply a cleverly selected pretext to conceal the real cause of the ap- i proacblng crisis. TROOPS TO CHASE TRAIN ROBBERS Governor Richards Orders Oat a Detachment of Militia. Chetenne, Wyo. (Special). ?Governor Richards ordered a detachment of the State militia from Buffalo to take part in the pur* suit of the Union Pacific train robbers. Th9 order directs Captain Thorn to select ten picked men, have them mounted on the best horses to be found, equipped with a pack train and supplies for two weeks and report immediately for duty near E. K. Mountain to United States Marshal Halsell. The latest reports of the outlaw? locates them on E. K. Mountain, one of the spurs of the Big Horn range north of the Hole in ~ * uIaa-IUahm/Io canf tiie wan country, iiih uiuuuuuuuuo j from Beatrice, Neb., will reach tbs trail of the rabbert and their round-up and capture is expected to follow. TWO CORPORALS, KILLED. Ballet From a Kiw Kecrult'* Gan Cause* the Accidental Death of Regular*. Habrisburo, Penn. (Special).?Two noncommissioned officers of the Nineteenth Regular Infantry, at Camp Meade, were killed by the accidental discharge of a Krag-Jorgensen rifle in the hands of Private Murphy, a raw recruit of Company B, who joined the regiment with about 300 other recruits on its recent arrival from Cuba. The dead men are Corporals Cummlngs and 'Bostel, of Company F. The bullet flrst struck Bostel on the arm, and then passed through his bead, It pierced Cumming's body ?ear the heart, and he died of hemorrhages. Murphy was placed 1 in the guardhouse. ' Shah of Peril* Insane. A dispatch to the London Dally Graphic from Sebastopol says that a Cossack exofficer, who has just returned from Teheran, Persia, declares that the Shah is mentally and physically incapacitated and that he suffers haluclnations. He finds his chief amusement with telephones, which are installed throughout tue palace. New Commander For the Monadnock. Captain John McGowan nas oeen ae- i tached from the training station at New- j port, R. I., and ordered to command the ! Monadnock ut Manila. Smothers Child In l)ylug. Mrs. Rebecca G. Yaudegrift, uged seventy-three years, living near MIddletown, Del., wa3 stricken with apoplexy a few days ago and fell to the floor. She regained sufficient strength to climb on the bed, and just as her form covered that of four-year-old Ruth Woods, a grandniece, Mrs. Vandegrift died. The child could not extrlcato herself and was smothered tc death. The bodies were found by Mr Woods when he returned home. Earthquakes In Austria and Hungary, Seismic disturbances have taken place over a large area in Lower Austria and West Huncarr. The shocks were slight. ' HAVEIEYER ON TKUSTS He Reads a Statement Be'ore the Industrial Commission. TARIFF CAUSE OF COMBINATIONS, The TarlB. Mr. Ilavetneyer Declares, to Be the Mother of All Trusts? Not an Industry Should Have Protection of More Than Ten Per Cejit.?States That Business Combinations Are Necessary WA9HINQTON, D. C. (Special).?Henry 0. FTu vomovni* Praai.lonl- nP tho A mflrinan 3ugar-Iieflning Company, was a few day? igo before the Industrial Commission appointed by President McKinley in according with an act of Congress in 1393 to investigate labor, manufactures, agriculture ind business, and to suggest reformatory laws. Mr. Havemeyer opened witli on attack 1 apon the tariff. This attack was made iD i written statement which the witness had jrepared. In the course of this statement Mr. Havemeyer said: "The mother of all trusts isthe customs tariff bill. The existing bill and the prejeding one have been the occasion of the formation of all the large trusts, with very !ow exceptions, Inasmuchas they provide for an inordinate protection to all the in:erests of the country, sugar retlning es epted. "Economic advantages incident to tiio lonsoiidatlon of large Interests in tho same line of business are a great incen ivo to their formation, but these bear a very insignificant proportion to the advantage* granted in the way of protection undor the customs tariff. "There probably is not an industry that requires a protection of more than ten per cent, ad valorem, and it i* to obtain what is rroviaea over sucu perconratre m < the tariff that leads to the formation of what are commonly spoken of as 'trusts.' "With a protection to an industry not Bxceeding ten per cent, all mooace to tho community, of .trusts, would cease. Any advantages that might then acrue to such combinations they would be fully entitled to. "The rate of protection on sugar i3 an eighth of a cent a pouud, which is about 3}% per cent, ad valorerff, and is not the difference in the cost of refining between this and foreign countries. The least it should have is eighth per cent., or, in specific figures, & cent per pound. "The United States tariff bill, in assessing about $40 per ton duty on imported sugar, pays into the pockets of a few Louislanans, on their annual crop of 250,1)00 tons, $10,000,000; to the Hawaiian Islanders, probably represented by one hundred and fifty foreigners, on their annual crop of 250,000 tons, $10,000,000; say 100,000 tons produced eisewhere in the United States, $4,000,000. "Here you have 624.000,000 extracted from the people of the United States for tho sake of getting the revenue wnteh $40 p?r ton on foreign sugar provides. This Is merely illustrative of the whole tariff? avery line of it?and its effect upon the people. "1 repeat that all this agitation against trusts is against merely the business machinery employed to take from the public what the Government in its tariff laws says it is proper and suitable they should have. It is the Government, throngh it? tariff laws, which plunders the people, and the trusts, etc., are merely the machinery for doing it. "Whether the Sugar Reflnlne Company has been a benefit or iDjury to the community can be best expressed on a table showing the ptlces for a considerable period prior to the formation of the trust and for a corresponding period subsequent. The difference since its formation shows an advantage to the consumer?note that' consumer?of over one-eighth of a cent per pound." Mr. Havemejer admitted freely that the company did all possible to advanco its own business interests. He did not think the corporations were under obligations to the different States, but that the reverse was true. "Capital and labor," he said, "would all adjust themselves if let alone." The only way to prevent competition, Mr. Havemeyer testified,was to koop prices at a minimum?not necessarily in the interest of the consumer, but as a matter oi business. Replying to questions by Professor Jenka, liter he had finished the reading of his paper, Mr. Havemeyer said the American Sugar Company was capitalized for much less than It was worth. "But for the clamor against trusts," be said, "It could bo sold tor three times Its capitalization." Yet he thought the refineries could be duplicator ! for 335,000,000 or i40,000,000. Tho prosent capacity of the trust Is, he said, 45.000 barrels a day, and the output 30,000. Ha thought the trust was refining about ninety per cent, of the sugar refined In the United States. Mr. Havemeyer at first declined to sny whether the company was making money at present, saying that was the business ol the company alone, but he afterward mado nn incidental statement which the commission construed into an admission that the business was not profitable now. The witness said that trusts were an example of the survival of the fittest in busi? ness. On the question of labor Mr. Havemeyer said the laboring element were forced to form organizations, but that in doing ac they sacrifled much Independence, and the unions had tho effect of "bringing othei men down to a low level." He contended that he was a friend of labor, and said that ??ood men in the employ of the trust were paid ten per cent, more than they could get elsewhere. Mr. Havemeyer said that many things were done in business which looked coldblooded and harsh, but that business conditions often required conduct justiflng such characterization. Replying to a question as to how he could conduct business at a lo?9 and still declare dividends, Mr. Havomeyer declared, laughingly: "One is an executive act and the other a matter of business." Alarming IMot* in India. Tho riots in the Tinuevelly district of tho Madras Presidency, British India, between :he Maravar3 and Kullars on the one hand and tho Shamari on the other are asstimine alarming proportions. They have already * - spreau over un iiroa ul a uuuuma miles. Where Drejfai Will Lire. Captain Dreyfus, through his friends, bas bought a Belgian estate between Brussels and Antwerp, where he intends to roiide when his present troubles are over. Faith Haaler Sent to Jail. Mrs. Mary Mueller, a so-called faith dealer, was sentenced to Ave months in lall in Brooklyn for practicing medieino without being registered. Texas Bar? New Jeriey. Texas has slammed the door In New Jersey's face, and refuses to recognize corporations chartered in that Stute. Arthur'* Statue Unveiled. . ' Tho statue of ex-President Arthur was unveiled in Madison Square, New York City, by his sister, Mrs. McSlroy. New<y 01e*niu?*. ? ia tn h? iniii hetween Ger A LlO VT WUMIV ?M %vr many and the United States. Brazil will exhibit 500 varieties of serpents at the Paris display In 1900. Henry Walters, of Baltimore, has r?lven *45,000"to tho city to provide two public bathhouses. Princeton University will send a traci team to Paris next year to compete In the Olympic games. The 119th anniversary ot the Battle ol Elizabethtown was celebrated at Elizabeth N. J., a few days ago. The Government has decided to abandon the old site of the Government Build'ng at Indianapolis, and wiil advertise for bldi for another site. . .. . J the successor to reed. David B. Henderson, of Iowa, Will be the Next Speaker. ? J Mora Tlian Enough Votes Hare Been Pledged to insure n is cmcuvu >? the Coveted Position. Washinotox, D. C. (Special).?The next speaker ot the Hou^e of Representatives aeyond all doubt will be David B. Henderson, of Iowa. More than a sufficient number of vote^have been pledged to him to Insure his election when he is nominated j it the next session of Congress. The West- 1 [ firn delegation In the House Is a unit for | him, while the congressional delegations j of New Yerk, Maryland and Massachusetts I have declared that they will vote for him. j The election of Mr. Henderson to the i Speakership will crown a brilliant Congres| sional career which began in 1832. DAVID B. HENDERSON, OF IOWA. (His election to the Speakership is assured.) When Mr. Reed resigned hln seat in Congress, and with it the Speakership, it was un <nt-?raaHncr anamilnttrtn In offlalarcir cles here as to who would be bis successor In wielding the gavel. The contest for the eoveted position did not become as exciting as many at flrst.thought that it would. A. number of candidates were announced, but their names were withdrawn, and tbe selection of Mr. Henderson was made practloallv unanimous. David B. Henderson was born In Scotland fifty-nine years ago, but he has lived In this country stnoe he was six years old. He lost a leg in the Civil War, and for seventeen years has been a memder of the House, where he is known as a vigorous and effective orator and a partisan of positive views. He is tbe chairman of tbe oaucus committee which recently prepared a scheme of currency legislation; in the House he has been a supporter of Civil 3ervice reform, and he is one of the President's intimate friends. "Dave" Henderson, as he is known to his friends In Washington, is notod for something besides bis oratorical powers, his good nature, his broad-minded love of humanity, and his wooden leg. He Is one of the few good singers in Congress, and while his lung power is of such vast volume that he cannot properly be called a "sweet singer," he is, nevertheless, a. warbler of note. Patriotic songs and annira ?rl?-h rnlHfftlno' nhnruses are the ones that appoal to Henderson. General Henderson's singing bus beon described by bis rival in that accomplishment, former Representative Warren B. Hooker, as v?ry strong on wind bat very weak in tune, but, nevertheless, everybody apparently likes to hear htm. It was Henderson who led the chorus in the Doxology sung before tho Speaker's ohair at the" close of the Fifty-first Congress, and he has swung the preceptor's rod on many a famous occasion since. A Congressman recently said that wben Henderson is Speaker he will probablj want to supplement the Chaplain's daily opening prayar with congregational singing. COAL MINERS STRIKE. ' Mor? Than 3000 Men Go Oat in the Clear field Ration?Railroad Crippled. Altoona, Penn. (Special).?Between 900C and 4000 bituminous coal miners in the Clearfield region went out on a strike fot an increase of two and a half cent? a ton In machine mining. All the mines in the ravioli suui uuwu ci'vopuii^ iuuso ui iuc Berwind-Wbite Company, and the miners made a strenuous effort to olose these also. Over 500 men, headed by a band, marched to the Berwlnd-Whlte works. The men who refused to quit work were hooted at and derided, but thev stuck to their posts. A.neffort will be made to close up the entire Clearfield region. Because of the strike the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg Railway abandoned all traffic except the hauling of passenger and local freight trains. Nearly 1000 of the railway employes are out of work. The Sheriffs of Clearfield and Jefferson counties anticipate an outbreak of violence imong the strikers and are prepared to .ake vigorous action. There is danger that the strike will ex'end all over the bituminous field shipping oal to tidewater. Miners all over the llstrlct are restless. 8ecret conventions >.ave been held at several places, aud the niners'leaders say openly they can close :he district in a day. Should the strike iproad all over the field 30,003 miners will )e involved, and not a pound of coal can >e shipped to Philadelphia or New York uarktts. ? __________ CUBAN BANDITS KILL AND ROB. surrounded the Plantation and Carried Off All Valuable* After a Fight. Havana (By Cable).?Particulars have been received here of an outrage by outlaws on the plantation San Francisco, near Guanajay, Province of Pinar del Elo. I On Sun lay night ten men, mounted end well armed, surrounded the house i of Francisco and Manuel Montelongo, brothers, owners of the plantation, and demanded entrance. The Montelongos opon ! ire, which the thieves returned, killing Francisco. They then forced an entrance ind carried away all the valuables, leaving Manuel bound. A band, presumably the same party, attacked farms at Pepilla and Serailna, where the Cuban guards drove them off. killing a negro named Antonla Mirales. Major-General Lee and Senor Dols, Civil Governor of Pinar del Rio, have been asked to send troops to a number of small towns. Headache Powder Paralyzed, Then Killed. Mr3. John Grugan died at Glen Union. Penn., after terrible suffering from the effects of powder guaranteed to be a sure % J - - l- - A 1 curs tor uoaaucu*. a.1iuu31 imuisuiaioi} after swallowing It she felt a stran^'o seosatloQ pa3Slnj? over her, and Id a few minutes become paralyzed. She died In jjrtat agony. Four Years For Barou Christiana. Baron Christiana, who mads an assault upon President Loubet, of France, at the Auteuil ract course, was convicted In Paris of the offence and sentenced to four years' Imprisonment. Boer* Distributing Arma. Iq the British House of Commons Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, Secretary of Stat* foi the Colonies, admitted, In reply to questions, that the Government had receivej information that the Transvaal Govern ment was aistriDUting arms nna ammunition among the Boers In the British Colon} of Natal and arming its own subject.' against Great Britain, Shatter Avenue at Santiago. The civil authorities have re-named on? of the streets of Santiago, Caba, aftei General Wood. They propose to namo the road over which the American troops entered the city after the surrender Shafts avenue. - - ? ? ?-* ? I COLUMBIA IS LAUNCHED Thousands Watch the New Cup Defender Slide Into the Water. GREAT ENTHUSIASM MANIFESTED. The New Boat Leaven Her Cradle "Without a Hltcli-Mrf. C. Oliver Iselln Perform* the Christening Ceremony?A Boy Killed by an Explosion of Photographic Powder?Several Hart. Bbistol, R. I. (Special).?The Columbia, j the yacht built to defend the America'? UUp (IKiuuai mo ouumiui'K, was juuuvucua few days ago. The boat about which there has been so much secrecy was shown to between 5000 and 6000 persons, and her shape and approximate dimensions are now known. The Columbia was built- on a launching cradle under a shed. This cradle was on a railway, and at8.15 p.m.Designer N. O. Herre3hoft gave the order to lower the boat. The big yacht slowly slid down she ways and in twenty minutes was floating in the water of Narra^ansett Bay. beIng-sifitated by cheers from the crowd of p*ctators and fro m the yachts. The launching was 'perfect in all its arrangements, and was marred only by an accident caused by the wild eagerness of a photograp her to get a flash-light picture. In exploding a huge charge of magnesium, he blew the less off a boy named Napoleon | 3ans-Soucl and several more boys were more or less fDjured. The former died from his injuries. This incident was unknown to the mas3 of spectators. It was a holiday at Bristol. The works of the Horreshoff Manufacturing Company were really the only busy place in town. Every one except those connected with these works was talking of the launching, *nd journeys were mado to the works to try to get a peep at the new racing wonder. Eitiriy ILL mo uuy cAuuioiuumo uuj$?&u ?.v arrive, ami ttie quaint old town, once noted as the home of daring whalers, seemed quite bright and fray, and flags were hung on some ot the houses. Visitors arrived from Providence, Newport, Fall River and many other smaller towns in the State.and a big fleet of yachts with friends of C. Oliver Iselln on board came up the bay and anchored off the shops. The evening was h glorious one. The clouds bad cleared away, and the sky was a beautiful blue. The sun was a big ball of crimson, and was graduallyslnklng in the west, sending, as it got lower and lower, a golden ray across the bay and Into the shed In which the Columbia stood. Then It dropped below the horizon, and the yachts took la their flags, and lights sparkled over the water. As It got darker the thin crescent of the new moon appeared and the superstitious said it was an omen ot good luck. Then tha search-lights flashed from the bridge of the yachts and the scene became brilliant again. Shores were .knocked away and at 8.15 o'clock the machinery holding the cradlo was started and the big yacht trembled as she moved. Mrs. Iselln smashed a bottle of wine on the bow ot the yacht and said: "I christen thee Columbia and wish thee good luck." Very slowly the big boat moved on toward the water. On her deck were N. O. Herreshoff, Captain Charley Barr and' several of the crew 'of the yacht. It was at least Ave ?lnute3 before her stern showed outside the shed and then n cheer from the crowd greeted her. Then the machinery was stopped. Ween It started again and the stern was clear four sailors crawled alo/g the deck, and, standing on the rail, j b-.lsted the American yacht ensign on the i staff. A ringing cheer greeted this act. ! and the searchlights on the St. Michael's were trained on the flag. Inch by inch the yacht moved on down twAtta an/1 mtian f No n A tr an. I kUO niijo, rtuu nuvu iuw ?iuuv4wvv?j puared it glistened like gold in tbe dazzling rays o( tbe searchlights. Then her rudder touched the water, and it seemed as if the yacht must have life, and having tasted the water hurried to float. The speed was increased a little, but still it was slow compared with other launches. As lier deck drew clear of the shed a staff was stepped in the place whore the mast will stand aud on it were hoisted tbe star and crescent pennant of Commodore J. Pierpcnt Morgan and the red and blue pennant of C. Ollvei Iselin. Lower and lower she went into the water, and then as the bow drew clear of the shed another staff was hoisted and the New York Yacht Club burgee fluttered from it. The bow of the yacht was decorated with garlands, but It did not want any decorations to make it look handsome. The cheering by this time had become a deafening roar. The guns of the yachts boomed salutes. Searchlights flashed in the air, and some enterprising photoarraDhers made the scene more brilliant by Igniting magnesium powder and trying to get pictures by the illumination. When about 100 yards from tbo end of the dock the Columbia gracefully floated off the cradle, and then danciag lightly 011 the waves bowed her acknowledgment for the cheers which she had received. It was a pretty launch and a successful one. TORNADO KILLS FOUR IN IOWA. Several Other* Injured and a Large Number of Farmhouses Wrecked. Saxix, la. (Special).?Four persons were! killed and five injured by a tornado tbat swept over this region. All the dead are In the Mallov family. The tornado passed over tho river after wrecking a large number of hou9osat Emerson, Neb., and wounding many persons nnd struck the edge of this town. The Mailoy home, a large frame hoti3e, was carried high in tne air and scattered over the town. The bodies of John JIalloy, his wife and two flfteen-year-old children, Harry and Bessie, were found in different Earts of the town. The debris from the on so was carried several miles. Patrick,1 Thomas and Ilichard Malloy, the three boys who escaped, are badly hurt. Tbey were carried high in tho air by ihe twister. This is the sixth tornado in this district this season. ALASKAN INDIANS STARVING. & Girl Sacrificed 1>y the Savages to Appease the Oroat Spirit. VicTonii, B. C. (Special).?Minors who jave just reachod here from the headwaters of the Stewart River tell of a num-.A rxf .lontlio trs\,v\ nmAn(T tHa Indiana. Tliey sacrificed aa Indian girl ;o appease tiio great spirit, and troops lave gone from Selkirk Barracks to aires'' !hem. Somnambulist Fell and Wan Killed. Petor Wise, of Egg H irbor, N. J., wa3 tilled by (ailing from the porch of bis louse. Mr. Wise was a somnambulist, and n the nlsjht walked o >t on the porch and lat down in a chair. The chair was near rhe edge, and he fell over. He was thirtylix years old. i)rowned While Robbing a Bird'* Neat. Wallace, the nine-year-old son of II. A. .'ay, of Bolivar, N. Y., in trying to disodge a bird's uest from a girder -of the dectric road bridge across a pond at Gorlou's Mills a few days ago, fell into the yater una was arowne 1. Texas Quarantine ltemnved. Dr. Blunt, Health OHlcer of Texas, who I irrlved at New Orleans, La., a few days I tgo from Texas to examine the health eonlition of New Orleans, declared after a iaretul examination that lie saw no suspicious signs of yellow fever and at one? levokod the quarantine against nil freight, ixcept second-hand furniture, which has fx is tod 9ince May 23. He withdrew the marantlne against passengers, aud New jr'.eans and Texas are now in full and tree otercourse with each other. End of the Philippine War. General Hall has written to a friend in Washington from tho Philippines saying Jiat tho end of the war is a long wav off. \ BATTLE WITH fflJPliffi Lawton's Men Drove Them From Two Lines of Trenches. HOTTEST FIGHT OF THE WArf. Fire of Oar Men Killed?General TPheaton Slightly Hurt by a Fall From 111* Horie?Rebel Lots Hea ry?Brave In fantry Charge Thro ogh Eayoas In Water Chin Deep. Manila (By Cable).?After an nrtlllerj battle and some lively Infantry skirmishes a few days ago the advance in the direction of Bacoor was resumed soon aftex noon, and it developed into the harden light since the outbreak of hostilities with the Filipinos. As told to General Otis by General Pic del Pilar's secretary, who deserted frqm the insurgents a few days ago, the bridge across the Zapote River was selected by the rebels as the point at which they would attempt to prevent any further advance of the American forces. Our troops went forward wifck rushes, cheering as they weot ahead, .trndfr a heavy fire. The morning's reconnoissance had determined accurately the enemy's position, and consequently the American troops were employed to the best advantage. The main work was tne direct attack on the bridge. Kenl%y's battery of four mounts ala guns una two tnree-mcu gam, wn:j Company Got the Fourteenth Infantry at supports, advanced straight along the roa J to ttie bridge. The other companies of thn Fourteenth Regiment moved forward tojth/ right and left of the road. The rebels had dug enormous trenches along the Bacoor side of the river, and had burned the planking in the middle of the 'bridge to prevent the Americans from charging across and taking their positions. The Americans pushed steadily forward until they reached the bank of the river. Then Ken'ley took his mountain guns right up to the approach of the bridge and poured a heavy fire into the trenches, but they were so well constructed that it was impossible to damage them greatly. Out men were so close to the enemy that the; could see their heads above Ihe earth* works. The Americans kept np a tremendous fire in spite of the galling return. A few minutes after the Americans had reached the bridge approach several of them were wounded, some mortally. It was not long before the rebfels began to grow restive under the ball of baliete that was being poured into them, and finally they br>ke and ran. The Americans then ran alone the bank of tne river, and, standing upright, directed a terrible flr? upon the fugitives. The Filipinos were compelled to cross either the open road 01 an open field, and thus presented excellent targets for the regulars. Few of the Insurgents succeeded In getting away unhurt. In a few mlautes all was over. The Americans swarmed across thn river and found many dead aild dying Filipinos in' the trenches and fields. Probably fifty dead nativns were found in the immediate vicinity of the bridge. The rebels had a second line of trenohee half a mile away. Halt an hour after tbe retreat from tne first line firing was reopened from the second line. Fresh troops were hurried forward to relieve the tired men who had captured the first line, and a heavy fire was opened on the enemy, who responded for only a short time and then fled. After the fighting was over General Ltwton said .tbat it was more like war than I anything he had seen since he had been in the Philippines. The casualties on our side were five killed or mortally wounded and about twentyfive wounded, including three officers.' [ General Wheaton was slightly hurt by fall-J log from his horse. General Ovenshlne commanded the at* tack on tbe bridge. General Lawton personally directed the movement. The latter was a conspicuous mark for the enemy. He is a big man, and bis uniform and jrhlte helmet could be easily distinguished for a great distance, but be went up and dowa ! the line unscathed. All the afternoon the guns of the monitor Monadnock and gunboat Helena kept up a heuvy shelling or the woods ahead of the American troops, tbe position of the enemy being signaled to the warships from the beach. GENERAL LUNA KILLED. lie, With Hli Alde-de-Cauip, Ai?silnati4 by Agalnaldo'a Guard. Manila (By Cable)-.?Information has reached hare of tbe assassination of General Luna and his aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Pasco Ramon, by Agulnaldo's guard, j at the headquarters of Agulnaldo. I ~~ oekebal lux a. (He ha9 been assassinated by guards or Agulnaldo.) Luna and Ramon went to tbe Filipino headquarters to confer with Agulnaldo, got Into an altercation with the captain of the guard, und one of them drew n revolver. The guard then killed Luna and Ramon with their bayonets. To Inveatigat* Faith Caring. A report recommending the prosecution of th? parents of children who died in Chicago from diphtheria reontly after treatment by Christian Science methods, was submitted to Commissioner of Health Reynolds by Registrar Heckard of the Health Department. Chinaman Goea Into bankruptcy. Hong Sling, the first Chinaman to take advantage of the Bankruptcy act, fllod his petition at Chicago, and scheduled debts amounting to $24,400, with $6300 assets. The largest creditor is F. J. Kissel, of Ogdeu, Utah, for $17,000. l'roualaent People. Thomas Bracuett usea is a gou eniuusiast. Elisha Baxter, formerly Governor of Arkansas, died a tew days ago at his home ia Batesvllle. Admiral Dewey is rich. Aside from his nuw pay lie has an assured Income of no less that $10,000 a year. Governor Tanner, of Illinois, has bought a large tract of land In Iowa, which he means to turn into a model (arm, an idea to which he has given much thought. The order of the Bed Eagle of the third class has been conferred by the Emperor upon Captain Schoenfelder, the commander of the German cruiser Falke, now at Apia. , -w-vv' - y J "rii Mm HEW PAY FOLLi ! i The Schedule of Salaries Under the Naval Personnel Act Issued. ADMIRAL DEWEY GETS $13,500., H 4 His Aides 93500, the Pay of ? Captain?Fifteen Per Cent. Redaction: For Shore Doty?Admiral's Monthly* Allowance For Bis Quarters ? The Naval Hospital Fund. , WA3HI50T05, D. C. (Special).?A circa-Jar has been Issued from the Navy Department giving the pay of officers of the navy And marine oorps under the Navy Personael act. There have been many questions pend" ing In regard to this matter, and it has ?' iaten a great deal of work to prepare the tabulation. The new pay table glvea the !ollowlng salary to officers on sea doty or shore daty beyond the sea and on shore respectively: On Hi duty or shore duty On Rank. beyond s?a. ataoxej idmlral $13,600 *13,500 A Rear-admiral, first nine.. 7,500 0,375 A Bear admirals, second nine 5,500 4,675 Chiefs of bureaus and brigadier-general com- 1 mandant of marine 1 corps 5,"W Captains, navy 8,500 2,975 Taage advocate-general and colonels, marine corps, line and staff.... 8,500 8,500 Commanders, navy 3,000 2,550 Lieutenant-colonel*, marine corps, line and staff 3,000 3,000 Lieutenant - commanders, navy 2,500 2.12T Majors, msiflne corps, line aod staff 2,500 " 2,123 * > Lieutenants, navy 1,800 530 Captains, marine corps, line 1,800 1,800 " Captains, marine corps, v 1 onn o n<vi scan........ i,ow Lieuf onantsQuuior grade). navy 1,500 1.27C First lieutenants and lead* er of band, marine corps 1,600 1,600 Ensigns, navy 1,400 1,190 Second lieutenants, marine corps, chief boatswains, cblef gunners, ' chief oarpenters and chief sailmakers 1,400 1,400 All officers paid under* this table below the rank of Bear-Admiral oc BrigadierGeneral are entitled by law to ten per cent. apon the fall yearly pay of their grades for each and every period of flveyeaw* service, as increased for length of servloe; or "longevity pay," computed upon their ' total actual service la army, navy and ma-> rlne corps; provided that the total amount! of such Increase shall not exceed forty per cent, upon tbe full yearly pay of the grade;1, and provided further the pay of a captolm In the navy or colonel of marines shall not: * exceed $4600 per annum, and that of a> commander of the n.ivy or lleutenant-ool-l - ; onel of marines, (4000. ' ' .4 Naval officers of tbe line, medical and) pay corpt receive fifteen per cent, less than) full nn? fflnJArv and increased of their! rank on shore, And fall pay when on sea1 duty or when detailed for daty beyond aeas. The reduction of pay on shore doe* not apply to cblef boatswains, oblef gun-j ner?, chief carpenters and chief sailmakers. , Aides to the Admirals have the pay of! Oaptains la the navy. Aides of a Rear-Ad-i mini have $200, and the Brigadier-General) oommandant of marine oorps $160, and ani acting commissary of subsistency 9100 a! year, respectively, in addition to the pay of! tbelr rank, not to be included in computing1 the service increase; The monthly commutation allowance for quartors of the Admiral of the navy Is fixed; at $125. All oth?r: commanding officers! of the line and of tpe medioaJ and pay corral | of the navy, and aj^pfflcers of the marine .Js ; corps, receive the same allowances, except; ; forage to naval officers, as are or may be provided by or in pursuance of law for th?| ; officers of corresponding rank in tbei i army. When quarters in kind are not sop-i : plied commutation is allowed therefor at) ! the rate of $12 per month per room. [ Any officer of the navy with a creditably I record who served during the Civil War; shall, when retired, bo retired with the, rank and three-fourths of the sea pay of! the next higher grade. (Act Marsh 3,1899,1 , Section 11.) Twenty cents a month is deducted from, ..J 1. -?n ?? ???? nnril ' cue pay ui cuuu umuci vi ku? * j > ??< ; marine corps, active and retired, to be ap| piled to the naval hospital fund. i ! NEW CANAL COMMISSION NAMED. _____ / gj 1 Men Appointed by the President to Injpict Isthmian Bo ate*. Washington, D. 0. (Special).?The President has appointed the following commission to determine the most- feasible and! practicable route for a canal between thej itlantlo and Pacldo oceans, Including! both tne Nicaragua and the Panama routes: Rear-Admiral John G. Walker, U. 8. N.;: Samuel Pasoo, of Florida; Alfred Noble, C. E., of Illinois; George 8. Morrison, 0. E.,1 of New York; Colonel Peter C. Halas, U. 8.' 1.; Professor William H. Burr, of Conneo-: ticut; Lletenant.Colonel Oswald H. Ernst, n a a t.?wu M. Haunt. C. E.. of Penn*i jylvanla; Professor Emory B. Johnson, of Pennsylvania. THE TRANSVAAL SITUATION. Great Britain Quietly Preparing For War Should It Come. Losdox (By Cable). ? Commander-inChief Lord Wolseley has been busy for several days and evenings at the War Office preparing for eventualities In South Air lea. I The effective lists of the First-Class Reserve have been prepared, and transport for the First Army Corps has been provisionally arranged. The officers on furlough have been warned to hold themselves In readiness to roturn to their regiments. , Murderer Traced by a Itox of Clothe*. Frank Walker, colored, twenty-six yetirs | old, was arrested In BloomQeld, Conn., I charged with the murder of Thomas Saunders In Fayette County, West Virginia, on ' > March 19 la9t. He has boen working on a j farm in Bloomfleld for the past month under the name o( Qeorge Good. He Was traced by means of a box of clothing sent to him from West Virginia. ~ /* Storm* In Spain Kill Many. * ' A tornado swept over San Pedro and Aiarse, In th* Province of Valladolld, - '4jj Spain. About 150 houses were destroyed, and there was great loss of life. Toledo has been visited by n great storm, which has dono considerable damage. Tho lover portions of the city wero flooded. The Ralolgh Oat of Communion. The United Stales steamer Raleigh was placed out of commission at Portsmouth, N. H. All of thoofllcers have been transferred to various stations, while the crew has been sent to New York and Boston. ; The Labor World. The Horseshoers' Union of Providence is jublluut over having ita city chosen as tho place o! the next international convenThe city of Detroit. Mich., hag appropriated the sum of $7000 for public concerts this summer, and nono but union musicians will be engaged to furnish the music. The organized paper rulers of New York City have adopted a union label for tha purpose of enabling union compositors to distinguish union from non-union ruled paper. The label has received the indorsement of the Allied frintin* Trndea J "rp >*-*i k .