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Steeples Blown Down, Houses Unroofed
and Trees Uprooted,
Threo Church Steeple* and tlio Roof* of
' Tvro Theatres Carried Away and Many
Houses Damaged?Graven Uncovered
by the Uprooting: of Trees, and Tele'
craph and Telephone Wires Torn Down
Elizabeth, N. J. (Speclnl).?A tornado
swept iuto the southwestern corner of this
city, moved along a patn iuuj icei wiuo m
a northeasterly direction, bowled down
three church steeples, swept away portions
of the roofs of two theatres, twisted one
house a quarter way around on its foundation,
and laid bare the bones of skeletons
jn one churchyard, did about $150,003
worth of damage and passed out at the
northeast corner of the town. So fierce a
storm is not recalled by the oldest inhabitant,
and yet,with all the damage It did, uot
a single life was lost, and very few persons
were injured.
The tornado coul d not have taken a path
across the city where the possibilities of
damage were so great. The damaged section
Included the most prominent churcil
and other buildings, few, if any, of which
oscaped. The toruailo is supposed to have
. been caused by the meeting of two violent
thunderstorms,one from the southwest and
the other from the northwest, giving the
air currents a rotary motion which with
thrir fearful force were almost irresistible,
*? nt ?an minnton that nart of the
city which lay in its path was left in a
stats of chaos. The largest trees were uprooted,
telegraph and telephone poles were
torn down, doors and windows were blown
In and shattered, and fences torn down. It
took about ten minutes for the tornado to
pass through the city, and then the rain
fell In torrents, flooding everything and
0,v'.. .adding to the damage done by the wind.
* As soon as citizens thought it safe to
venture Into the street, it seemed as if half
the town had turned out to And out what
-damage had been done. A great mass oi
wooden timbers lay in the northeast corner
of the jiard of the First Presbyterian
Church. That was all that remained of
thft steeple, and those who should know
siid that a hundred feet or the spire had
been carried away. Back of the church
?diflce is the churchyard, filled with the
tombstones and monuments which mark
the graves of many of the city's dead.
The churchyard presented an uncanny
sight. Several tombstones were blown ;
down, whlla four or Ave trees had been
uprooted, exposing bone3 in the graves
' they had shade 1 for years.
Directly opposite the churoh Is the Lyceum
Theatre. A portion of the roof of I
this building was torn off and a large skylight
over the stage was carried away. A
block to the south and east, at the corner J
of East Jersey street and Jefferson 9treet,
stands the Star Theatre. The root over I
what is called the stage gallery and about j
half the main roof of the theatre were
ripped off, carrhd across Webster street
ana deposited at the entrance to the Cen- j
k ? tral Baptist Church on the east side of Jefferson
street. A good portion of the west
side of the Central Baptist Church was I
, damaged, and almost at the same moment
tha thantrn strufik the
church the storm struck tue church spire
t and toppled It over into East Jersey street.
The roof of the nave of Christ Church was
carried off and the flat roof of the steeple
to the Third Presbyterian Church was
ripped up, carried 200 feet along and acros3
Jersey street and deposited in front of the
house of Mrs. Hess. All of these buildings
had their interiors seriously damaged by
xaiu after the roofs were torn off.
Leaving the churches and the theatres,
the atorm continued on in a northeasterly
direction, completely blocked Madison
avenue with uprooted and broken trees,
and then struck William street. Here it
played all klods of pranks with the houses.
Patrick Clark's barn was blown into
smithereens, aud W. F. Huey's house was
lifted from its foundation and twisted a
quarter way around. More than a dozen
houses In this section of the town were unroofed
and otherwise damaged.
Piainfleld suffered by having the trolley
v . lines blocked for three hours. Score3 of
orchards In South Piainfleld were ruined.
T- ? r\aar linn CO hftlrmfflni? tO MrS.
iU l/UUOUVUU UVII uv?wv wv...0..n
Louisa Perry wa9 blown down. All
tbroucfhPlalnfleldthe streets were blocked
with fallen trees. The oaera bouse in
Clinton was struck by lightning and only
saved from destruction by the hard work
of the fire department. In Newark the
big power house of the South Orange avenue
electric road wa3 struck by lightning
and destroyed by flre. 8ome of the employes
In the building had very narrow escapes.
!. '
' Killed bj a Thunderbolt.
Kinostoh, N. Y. (Special).?A. bolt of
lightning struck the shipyard of C. Hlltebrand,
at South Readout, with fatal results,
Henry Matthias being killed and
twelve men Injured. The electric storm,
which was the most severe In years, lasted
three nours. scores 01 irooa nom
down in the city, one of them wrecking a
house. Cellars were flooded owing to the
Immense quantity of water that fell, and
many streets presented the appearance of
creeks. During the storm the streets at
limes were covered with hall storms.
Mexican Troops Pursue the Yaquis and
Several Battle* Are Fought.
Mexico, Mexico (Special).?News from
the lower Yaqul River country is that roving
bands of Indians aro kllllrfg both Mexicans
and Americans.
Signs of the present trouble became apparent
on July 22, and Chief Tetablate,
always peaceably Inclined, ordered the
tribe to remain quiet, and directed tnat nve
of the principal disturbers be shot. The
Indians fell upon their chief and beat him
to death with clubs, and then a large baod
massacred fifty soldiers in the barracks at
Bacum, killed Carlo3 Hale, a prominent
merchant of Guaymas, and went down the
river, murdering and plundering.
General Lorenzo Torres, with only two
, * ' hundred men, marched from Potan to
Bacum, and threw himself on the Yaquts.
A battle was waged for two days, in which
forty Yaquls and eleven soldiers perished.
The Yaquis were pushed cack toward the
mountains, and on the third day another
fl(?ht took place- In which forty-throe
Yaquls and four chiefs were killed. The
Yaquis were dispersed and driven further
into the hills. About fifteen hundred State
troops were mobilized and pursued the
Yaquls Into the mountains.
Maryland Democratic Ticket.
The Democratic State Convention, which
met In Baltimore, Md., nominated Colonel
John Walter Smith, of Worcester County,
for Governor; Isldor Ruynor, of Baltimore,
lor Attorney-General, and Dr. Joshua W.
Hering, of Carroll County, for State Controller.
The platform whioh was adopted
Insists upon the freedom of the pre^s at all
ticae9, in war as in peace, declares agaln9t
a large stauding army in time of peace,
and deprecates the trusts. No reference is
made to the Chicago platform, nor to the
free silver issue, but, on the contrary, all
the nominees are said to favor the gold
Neirty Gleanings.
The British Government has decided to
maintain the closing of the Indian mints.
Tbo new narrow gauge railway between
Las Cruces and Las Lajas, Cuba, 13 now In
The motive power of the Berlin street
cars is being rapidly changed from horse
to electricity.
Chinese brigands have become ao rampant
near Canton that silk merchants are
afraid to send gDods.
General Wilson has authorized the display
of Spanish flags over casinos and
clubs in Matanzas and Santa Clara, Cuba.
In consequence or r otlng at ine duii
ting at Marseilles, France, the mayor has
Interdicted frullflghta and closed the arena.
Waililnetnn Itoma.
Rear-Admiral' Watson, Commander-inChief
of the Asiatic station, reported by
telegraph to the Navy Department from
Manila that the Yosemite had sailed thence
.'or Guam. The Yosemite carries Captain
Richard P. Leary, Governor of Guam, and
the officers and men for the garrison at San
Luis d'Apra, in that island.
The circulation of national bank notes on
Ju!v31 was '5241,541,878, an increase of
I iqo iu on,1 r>r ?-14 filVIKH
compared with the same date Ia9t year.
The amount of registered bonds deposited
In the Treasury by national bank9to secure
their circulating notes or deposits of public
funds assreerates $300,314,050.
Captain C. F. Goodrich has been dotached
from command of the cruiser Newark
and ordered to assume command of
i tho battleship Iowa on September 1, re|
lievlng Captain Terry, who Is ordered home
! on waiting orders.
j In a telegram to the Adjutant-General,
| Major-General Otis reports the arrival of
| the transport Valencia at Manila. There
were no casualties on the voyage. The
| Valencia left San Francisco with Troops j
i B and M of the Fourth Cavalry, and Com- !
paules E and H of tbe Twenty-fourth Ini
fnntrv ten officers and 454 men.
| Governor Foster, of Louisiana, reported |
to the State Department that threo of the 1
! five Italians recently lynched were natur- j
alized American citizens. i
The Board of Naval Construction ap- |
proved the plans for extensive repairs to |
the cruiser Ralaigh, similar to those on the !
I Cincinnati, and involving a cost of about |
I $500,000.
According to the ruling of the Commis- !
sioner of Internal Revenue, pawnbrokers j
j must hereafter affix a rwenty-llve-cent
stamp to each pawn ticket which contains |
a storage clause and carries witli it the !
right of storage.
Three children of John Hill wore buried
i under flvn tons of stone at tho unused
| Langdon quarry at Jlontpelier, Vt. Two
i of them were instantly killed and the other
i died after being taken out of the debris,
j They were aged respectively eight, seven
and four.
T> 1-u _ J IT a Hill nil fit*.
I XJtJUlilU CUUUOO nu\A uakwu mm?
I rolled over a young man at Birmingham,
I Ala., and a hair-pulling light occurred In
which the Sanders woman was beaten.
She retreated into her house, and when the
Hill girl sought to enter took a pistol and
shot her rival through the heart.
Solomon Jones, a negro, was banged by
a mob near Forest, Ala., for making an attack
on a white woman.
Rear-Admiral Sampson returned to Newport,
R. I., from leave of absence and
j hoisted his flag again on the New York.
Advices have been received at North Baltimore,
Ohio, of the drowning at Cook's
| Inlet, in the Klondlke.of Dr. A. L. Lee and
GideonKratzer, of the!city, together with
twenty others.
Angry because she loft his service as
housekeeper one month ago, John Thompson
shot and Instantly killed Mrs. Abraham
Campbell at Shamokin, Penu., after which
he shot himself to death. Thompson was
a widower, seventy-three years old, while j
Mrs. Campbell was eleven years younger.
She had a husband ana several children in
I Sunbury.
Six weeks ago the citizens of Somervllle,
| Westfleid, Cranford, and Bound Brook, N.
J., appealed to the postal authorities at
| Washington for the establishment of a free
mall delivery system In their town3. First
Assistant Postmaster General Heath has
replied to the effect that an investigation
made by Inspector Snow does not warrant j
the service being established.
Mrs. Kate Cohea, forty-two years old, |
died suddenly at the Ocean House, Long I1
Branch, N.J. She bad been dancing in
the ballroom and had stepped to the front I
porch when she was stricken. She died in
a few minutes. Her death was due to
heart disease. Mrs. Cohen lived la New
York City.
Four thousand postmasters will bo Invited
to attend the Federal Building cornerstone
exercises in Chicago in October. The
list includes the first class postmasters
throughout the country, all the postmas- j
I ters of Illinois and 9ouoe from Iowa, Wis- :
| consiaand Michigan.
I Bishop Thomas A. Decker, of tbo Diocese ,
of Savannah died at Washington, Ga. He I
went to Washington some time ago to take j
charge of the Summer School during the '
absence of Father Riley in Europe.
The aged wife of John Pritzke was found j
dead at her home, tn North Little Rock,
Ark. Tho body was horribly mutilated,
having been chopped to pieces with an axe.
Near the body sat the husband, who was j
in a dying condition from wounds Inflicted I
with an axe. The house hnd been robbed, j
There is no clue to the perpetrators of the
The Carpenter Steel Company, of Reading,
Penn., has just secnred one of the
largest contracts from the War Department
It has yet obtained. There were tea j
competitors. It will require from eighteen |
months to two years of nteadv work to All j
the order. It is for army shells.
"General" Jacob S. Goxey baa pur- !
chased the old steel plaat of Graft, Ben- !
nott <fc Co., at Hlllvllle, near Pittsburg,'
Penn., and will remove It to JIasslllon, !
Ohio. It Is his Intention to eroct a large !
open-hearth steel plant at a cost of $150,- I
000. The new works will give employment j
to 300 men.
Lloyd Tevis, one ot the wailthlest an i
best-known residents ot San Francisco,
dltvi at a private sanitarium. Mr. Tevis
was born In Sholbyvllla. Ky.. on March 20,
1824, and went to California in 1849 with
the gold hunters. His fortune is estimated
at $20,000,000.
In the case of Paul Corcoran, charged i
with the murder of James Cheyne, in con- j
nection with tlio Wardnor strike, whose j
trial was held at Wallace, Idaho, the jury
arrived at a verdict of guilty of murder in
the second degree. Judge Stewart sentenced
Corcoran to seventeen years In the
penitentiary. . "
State Inspector and Examinor C. W.
Lester, Governor Bradley's special ngent, I
who was seat to Clay County to Investl- |
i?ate the Clay County feud and make a ,
complete report, returned to Frankfort, i
Ky., and fllei his report with the Governor.
5Ir. Lester reports that the feul is |
at nn end.
The body of Colonel Robert G. Ih5er30ll
was taken to the crematory at Fresh Pond, !
L. I., and there incinerated. His family
took back the nshe3 in a Droaze urn to
their country home at D obb3 Ferry, N. Y.
George Colquhoun, a lawyer, has been
arrested at Glasgow on the charge of embezzling
funds belonging to bis clients.
His liabilities are said to be over $500,000.
Colquhoun was formerly City Treasurer.
The Belgian Cabinet has resigned in consequenceofthe
actlou of tho Parliamentary
CommUlon In rejecting the Government's
electoral projects.
Chief of Police Gallo, of Guanajay,
Cuba, has captured Enrique Rivero, the
ringleader of the banditti engaged in the
recent sate robbery at Marlel. Rivero was
taken In a ruined building on a plantation
in the neighborhood of Guanajay.
General Abdul Cbaklm Khan and three
other high Afghan officers have been publicly
shot by order of the A.meer In the market
square at Cabul. Tho crime for which
they were sentenced to death was the embezzlement
of money intended for the payment
of the soldiers, their stealing having
I been conducted systematically for a num
ber of years. The evjcutions have caused
a tremendous sensation among the Afghans.
A duel with sabres was fought in the
Chasseur's Riding School at Saint Germain,
France, between Marshal Cluin and
Marshal Biancarelii. Klein was killed.
Canada has no hope of a compromise on
the Alaskan boundary, according to David
Mills, Minister of Justice, and Sir Charles
Tapper, who say In interviews at Ottawa,
Oot.,that America fears arbitration as the
only hope.
The Executive Council of the Trausvaal
Government formally decided upon increasing
the representation of the Rand in
the Volksraad from two to ten members, to
bt elected by live equal constltueccies,
each returning one member to the first
Raad and one to the second.
Denmark is having trouble with Iceland
which demands home rule on the pattern
enjoyed by British colonies. . ?
A JJ I JUiliil UUUUXiJllM UWillU
An Outbreak of Yellow Jack at Ihs
Hampton, Va., Institution.
The Soldiora' Home Hut Over 4000 Inmates?Many
Cases anil Soma Deaths
Keported?No One Allowed to Enter
or Leave the Reservation?Working
to Prevent tlie Spread of the Diaeaae.
Newport News, Va. (Special).?Yellow
fever has broken out at the National Soldiers'
Home at Hampton. There is no
doubt about the nature of the fever, as it
was given out officially that the disease
was yellow fever. Tbe puysicians, national
and 8tate quarantine officers, who
consulted, expressed their suspicions when
the cases were first brought to their attention,
but it was decided to make no
announcement until they were positive.
An official statement given out on the
day after the disease was reported stated
that there were thirty cases of fever in tho
place, and that there were ten deaths from
the di3ease.
Dr. W. G. Pettus, United States Marine
Hospital Surgeon at Old Point Comfort,
quarantined against the Home and no persons
are allowed to enter the reservation.
The officials of the Home have no idea
how the disease worked Its way into the
place, where over 4000 old Union veterans
are quartered. It was reported that some
of the soldiers who mingled with sailors
from Southern countries in Phoebus carried
the fever Into the Hom?, but there is
no evidence of this. A soldier was received
at the institution about two weeks
before from Sabine Pass, Texas, but the
authorities at the Home will not say that
*? *? ' . ?i L 1 ? Ia? n ^ m tool An A t thfl
lie is respuiisiuio iui mo uuuumiuu ..??
The disease was first discovered several
days ago, but at tiiat time there was doubt
about Its being yellow fever. When the
quarantine authorities decided that the
disease was yellow fever steps were taken
Immediately to prevent it spreading. The
Home authorities have issued orders prohibiting
all soldiers from leaving the
grounds, and those who live outside will
not be allowed to enter pending the quarantine.
The United States Marine Hospital
Service has taken charge of the Home. All
electric cars now 3top at Phoebus, and no
one Is allowed to enter Old Point.
Government Will Fight the Progress of
tho Scourge With All Ita Kejource*.
Washington, D. C. (Special).?SurgeonGeneral
Wyman, ol the Marine Hospital
8ervlce, was informed of an outbreak of
yellow ^ver at the National Soldiers' I
Home at Hampton, and Immediately dispatched
9urgoons In the service from Wilmington,
N. C., No'rfolk and Washington to
investigate the sickness there, to report on
its character tc the authorities here, and
to take measures to prevent the spread of
the disease. The Government will adopt
strict precautionary measures to prevent a
spread of the disease, and will fight its
firogress with all the skill and resources at
ts command.
Strict Quarantine Enforced.
Nobfolk, Va. (Special).?The Norfolk
Board of Health ha* quarantined against
Old Point, Phoebus, Hampton, Newport
News and adjacent country. Police of.
fleers have been sent out along the water
front to watch for tugs, sailboats and other
craft. There is much excitement.
Unexpected Arrival of>*ebra?ka Fighters
Prevented Formal Greeting*.
Sax Fbancisco (Special).?The untimely
arrival of the United 8tates transport Han
cock, having oa board the Nebraska Regiment
aad two batteries of the Utah Artillery,
completely destroyed all the arrangements
which had been made for a royal
reception and an enthusiastic welcome to
the lighting volunteers returning from the
battlefields of the Philippines.
There were no reception committees
afloat at midnight when the transport entered
the harbor and only one small delegation
of Nebraska people, headed by
Judge Robert Ryan, of Lincoln, and C. 0.
Wheaton, of the same city, accompanied
the Custom House officials and the correspondents
on the race down the bay.
Colonel H. B. Mulford, of the Nebraskas,
who Is In command, soon appeared at the
railing. By his side stood William Orazen,
of Company D,the sentinel of the Nebraska
Regiment who flrel the first shot in answer
to shots from the Filipinos which
Btarted the war with the insurgents. He
killed the first Filipino who died by an
American bullet, and it was this shot which
was the signal of the advance of the entire
American line and the great rout of the
rebel army of the uight of February 4.
"The Nebraska troops had as much work
in this war," said Colonel Mulford, "aa any
regiment, volunteer or regular. Our death ;
roil in IUB .r UlUJJfJlIlos Hum juuouuk
wounds, accidents, and disease is sixty*
two. Including the sick and wounded who
are recovering, we dropped, nil told, 204
men. On the Hancock are more than 100
wouoded 90ldlers."
The men on the Hancock numbered 1136
and Included the two Utah Light Batteries
and sixty discharged men from the Twentysecond
United States Regiment. Lieutenant
Colonel Colton of the Nebra&ka Regiment
remained ut Manila, wheri he will
engage in banking.
Two Men and a Boy Lowe Their Live* In
the Delaware at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia (Special).?By the capsizng
of a small boat in the Delaware River
Otto Kampf, aged thirty-seven years: his
ann Alhart. ncrud aiclit. and Christian 03
tertasre, Kampf'9 brother-in-law, thirty
years old, were drowned. Two others,
Frank Rnober and Louis Metins, were rescued
after clinging for over an hour to
the up-turned boat. Two of the "men atI
tempted to change seats, which overturned
the boat and caused the loss ofthree
Three Drowned at Ashliiml, (Via.
Chicago (Special).?A disnat ;h from
A3hland, Wis., 9ays that William C. Ott, a
I lumberman, of Chicago, Mrs. Boynton and
I her daughter, Nellie, well-known society
women of Ashland, were all drowned by
the capsizing of a rowboat. They were out
on Chequamagon Bay and were caught in
: a gale, which turned their frail craft completely
over. Mr. Ott was agent of the
j Shores Lumber Company.
8trtct Police Discipline In Havana.
Four sergeants or police and fifty policemen
petitioned Mayor Lacoste, of Havaoa,
Cuba, to reinstate a certain police captain
who was discharged for falling to do Ills
duty. The sergeants were fined $15 each,
and all the petitioners were warned that
| they would be discharged should they rej
peat their offense.
Argentine Rirer? Overflow.
The Limy and Nouquen rivers, io Argonj
tiae, have overflowed, causing great damI
acre la the surrounding territory. Many
! villages have been destroyed.
The National Game.
Boston leads the League in shut-outs
administered to other teams.
Chesbro, of Pittsburg, is snowing great
form against League batsmen.
P.yan, of Chicago, the oldest player In
the big League, can nit the ball yet.
Williams, of Pitt9burg. is surely the best
newcomer of the season in the big League
CIlnRman's return to short-stop has
wonderfully strengthened the Louisville
The Philadelphia Baseball Club ha*
secured Inflelder Owens, of the Norwich
(Conn.) team, to play ??cond base. Lajoia
is disabled -
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Her Steal- Mast Breaks During" a
Race With the Defender.
New Yaclit in the Leail When the Porf
Spreader Gives Way and Cauae* a Gen*
erul Wreck?A Narrow Eicape.
Nzwpobt, B. I. (Special).?During the
race between the cup yachts Columbia and
Defender off thi3 port the new boat's port
spreader broke, her topmast snapped close
to the cap oF the mainmast, the big steel
3par bent double like a boy'* tin putt)
blower and her sails came tumbling down
into the water. All the shrouds, stays,
sheets, halyards and running gear above
board rattled to the deck, and in the period
of thirty seconds the noble craft wa3 n
helpless wreck and rolled moaning in the
trough of the sea. The Columbia bad a
three-minute lead when the accident occurred.
In the crash Mr. C. Oliver Iselln,
managing owner of the yacht, and Frank
Allen, the mate, camo within an ace of
being killed.
The catastrophe was so sudden and apparently
so appalling that the scores of
pleasure craft* and grim-vtsaued torpedo
boats that were following in the wake of
the yaoht seemed to pause for an instant.
Then recovering from the sliock they flew
| to the spot where the yacht lav, like a
mammotu seaman, wounaea oa iue waier.
Emitting dense clouds of black smoke the
fleet torpedo boat Gwln quickly distanced
the others, and stopping close to the
wreck of the Columbia hailed her.
"No one Is Injured and nothing is damaged
below deck," cried Mr. Iselln in replj
to the hoarse summons of the naval officer.
Such proved to be the case. The Colum
bia's hull was Intact and there was no
danger of her sinking. Tho Columbia wa?
taken to Bristol for repairs.
For some time no one knew just what
had been-the cause of the accident, lot
there was certainly no breeze blowing sufficiently
strong to cause It, but after looking
over the wreckage it war-observed thai
the port spreader bad broken upward bj
thestraln of the topmast shroud, causing
the topmast to break off. The sudden
force of the spar, the weight of the topsail
and olubs coining against the star
board masthead surouas was too muca rot
tbe steel mast, and it Instantly collapsed
The topmost shroud, which Mr. Iselin
says was the cause of all the trouble, was
not in a position to properly support the
topmast, which fltted into tbe mast head,
telescopic fcshion. instead of being stepped
forward }l it. The topmast shroud leads
upward through the spreaders to the
head of the topmast and, although the
crew of the Columbia swayed the topmast
forward as much as possible for the race,
the port spreader was not able to stand
the strain.
No such serious aooldent ever before befell
a cup challenger or defender in these
waters. The expense of rerigglng the sloop
will be heavy, and, although mo9t of the
| wire shrouds and stays can be used again,
they will necessarily have to undergo a severe
test a? to their strength, for the
wrenching tht>y received may have rendered
them worthless. The hull of the
boat wa-; not seriously damaged, the only
perceptible injury being a large dent in one
of the metal plates on the starboard side,
just abaft the mast, caused probably by
j eicuer toe diocks or spars sitikiu^ u. xuc
I pln.te can easily be bent Into shape, and,
being so far above the waterllne, cannot interfere
seriously with tbe boat's speed.
Refugee* Seek Protection In the Aunerl
can Legation.
Pj.it ao Trince, Haiti (By Cable). -Th?
political situation Is causing anxiety
Numerous arrwsts were made. Among
thosa wao were taken into custody were
M. Doublllon. a *former Minister of the
Interior, M. Fouchard, ox-Minister of Finance,
and M. Du Vivier, a newspaper man
The la.t*r n:ado strong resistance, anc
succeeded in entering the United State?
Legation, dragging with him the offlcerf
detailed to take him into custody. The
officar3, however, were able to take theit
Drisoner outside the legation doors. Th
United State9 Minister, William F. Powell
entered a protest against the action of the
officers, and demanded tlie release of th<
Eventually the Haitian Government
gave way to the protest of Mr. Powell. M
Du Vivler was set-- at liberty and re-entered
tUe United States Legation.
Many refugees sought protection at the
American Legation, among them M.
Menos, sometime Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Washington, D. C. (Special).?The State
Department fully approves of the action
taken by United States Minister Powell at
Port au Prince in enforcing respect for the
sanctity of tha United States Legation.
Five Hundred People Held Up and Ulan}
of Tliem Bobbed.
xi v /-aronton Taii.
0 Anesi<J W.l , ?. A. voyov-.t.!/. iv.1
masked men with revolvers held up al
least 500 people In Corry, Penn. A Wild
West clrcos was In town during the day
and attracted crowds to the evening performance.
The route to the circus grounds
was over Centre street, a lonely highway,
The robbers destroyed the electric light
near a bridge and, aligning themselves
across the road, stopped the people and
the carriages until the street wa* blocked
Charles Barton, driver of a carriage, attempted
to pass, but was quickly stopped
by a volley of shots. A man named Smith,
traveling with the circus, was struck on
the head with a revolver and relieved of
*600. He threw a pocketbook containing
$700 into the gutter and returned later
and srot the money. Later in the evening
T. Brlskey, a resident of Corry, was held
up at his own door and robbed of ?90. Another
man, name not learned, lost $200.
The robbers evidently intended to rob th$
circus treasurer, but the police came and
chased them away before the treasurer
reached the spot.
Commander of the Tentli Pennsylvania
V. S. V. Succumbs to Cancer.
Sa^ Fbanci330 (Special).?The United
States transport Senator arrived from
Manila, with her flag at half ma9t, on
acco'unt of the death of Colonel Alexander
Hawkins, commander of the Tenth Pennsylvania
Regiment, United States Volunteers.
The Senator sailed from Manila on July
1, with thirty-eight offccers and 721 enlisted
men. The transport was at Nagasaki
on Ally 15 when Colonel Hawkins was
taken ill with cancer of the bowels. His
Illness continued during the following day
when the Senator was at Yokohama, and
two days later he passed away at sea.
Heorenax't Assassins Shot.
General Wenceslao Figuero, who waj
Vice-President of t&e Republic of Santc
Domingo until the removal of President
Heureaux by assassination, when he as
sumed the functions of th? Chief Magls
trate, has formerly taken the oath of office
before CoDgress and invested with ful
powers. Two accomplices of the assassins
of President Heureaux were arrested and
shot at Mocn, while two others were al-n
taken Into custody and subsequently eso
cuted. Commander L. C. Logan, commanding
the United States gunboat Machlas
has been officially received by Prcsl
dent Figuero. The country is tranquil.
Mother Poisons Her Children.
Mrs. Mary Stevennou, of Detroit, Mich*
poisoned her two children?Emma, used
three, and Elln, aged six?with morphine
and took a dose ot the drac: herself. Both
the girls are dead. Mrs. Stevenson was in
straitened circumstances, and despondency
over this is aupposod to have been her reason
tor killing ner babies and attempting
Appoii>t9<l Koad Nurse at Manila.
Miss A.nnaSimp30D,of Indi inapolis, Ind.,
a graduate ot the Kentucky School ot
Medicine, has been appointed superintendent
ot nurses at Manila by Surgeon-General
Sternberg. Miss Simpson has har*
several years' experience in hp9pit.1l work
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Freight Ran Into a Landslide and Pas
senger Train Followed.
The Engineer and Fireman Killed and
Many Inj ared ? Pa??engers Hurled
Down a Thirty-Foot Embankment?
fire Added a New Peril?Thieve* From 1
Fort JervU Loot Baggage and Clothing.
PobtJeryis, N. Y. (Special).?The Erie
passenger vestibuled train No. 7. for Buffalo
and Cleveland, leaving Jersey City at 7.30
o'clock. wa3 wrecked and burned two mlle9
east of Lackawaxen, only two cars escap- , i
Ingtbe flames. The train consisted of a
mail car, express car, cafe car, and three
Pullman cars. The wreck occurred dur.ng
a storm which caused n landslide. An
east-bound Erie freight train was first
wrecked, and the passenger train planned
into the freight wreck. The engineer and
fireman of the passenger train were killed, j
and fifteen passengers and a number of the
orew of both trains were Injured. The
killed are Stephen Ontwater, engineer, and
frank Sells, fireman, both of Port Jervls.
The wreck, which occurred shortly be- 1
fore midnight, was preceded by a cloudburst
and storm which lasted two hours.
A section of the bank fell on the east-bound 1
tracks directly in front of the freight train.
Several trees went down with the rocks and
the earth, and the frelcht cars and engine
were turned over directly across the westbound
tracks ot the Erie Road. Sixty
freight cars constituted the train, though
only twouty-Uo were derailed, and
the debris was piled unon the westbound
tracks just as the No. 7 Buffalo and Cleveland
express put In an appearance, running
at the rate of fifty miles aa hour. The
engine of the express train crashed into
the wreck, and the baggage and mail car,
combination and buffet car, and two Pull
man sleepers were plied up on the track?
immediately in front of tne wrecked freight
cars. The ilrst sleeper was split into two
parts as a result of the accident, and the
passengers were thrown thirty feet down a
bank. Fire at once broke out and fout
cars of No. 7 and nine of the frefgbt oar?
were burned.
Baggage Master Becker, who found
himself under the baggage ear door, recovered
con8ciousnes3 to discover that he
was alone in the heart of the wrecked passenger
cars. He managed to crawl from 1
his position only to find a blaze starting in
front of him, while half of a oar was somehow
braced up immediately over him. He
called for assistance, but there was no response.
Then he saw the passengers who
had been hurled down the thirty-foot embankment,
endeavoring to extricate themselves
from the debris and make their way
up the bank. They were clad only in theli
night clothing, and many of them were
bleeding and moaning.
At once the uninjured passengers and
members of the crow began a systematic ,
wnrk of rftsnti<?. Blankets were brought
In from the Pullman care and wrapped
around shivering, hysterical women and
half conscious men. Word was telegraphed
to Port Jervls, h relief train was
at once arranged for, and Dr. Cuddebact,
Dr. Swartout, Dr. Johnson and several
trained nurses returned for the purpose of
caring for those needing immediate assistance.
The relief train soon reached thfl
scene of the accident, and nearly ail oi
the injured persons were removed to the
Several thieves from Port Jervls, who, II
is supposed, reached the scene of the wreck
on the relief train, ransacked the clothes
of the passengers during the period of excitement.
F. Vieu, of New York, lost clothing
containing 6300 in bills and a gold
watch. F. 8. Ktlpatrick, of Denver, lost
$100, a gold watch, a diamond pin and a
diamond stud. On the wav to the hospital
be noticed a man wearing his trousers.
Together they went through the pockets,
but found the money gone. The man said
the trousers had been given him by one ol
'the trainmen, but claimed that the money
and valuables must have been taken before
he received the present of the clothing.
fhe American Delegate* Signed the Arbi
tratlon Convention Under Reserve.
The Haque (By Cable).?At tbe final sitting
of tbe International Peace Conference
It was announced that sixteen States had
signed the arbitration convention, fifteen
tho other two conventions, seventeen the
declaration prohibiting tbe throwing ol
projectiles or explosives from balloons,
sixteen tbe declaration prohibiting tbe ns?
of asphyxiating gases and fifteen the declaration
prohibiting the use of expansive
Baron de Staal delivered the farewell address.
He thanked tbe representatives ol
foreign States and said tbe work accomplished,
while not so complete as might be
desired, wa3 sincere, wise and practical.
He affirmed tbat in time to come instltu
tlons which bad their origin in the need ol
concord would be tbe dominating Influence,
and that thus the work of the conference
was truly meritorious.
Minister Estournelles and Dr. Beaufort
followed, the latter saylnsr tbat if the conference
had not realized Utopian dreams,
nevertheless it had disproved pessimistic
Baron de Staal then declared the conference
The three conventions dealing with arbitration,
the laws and customs of war and
the adaptation of the Geneva Convention
to naval warfar-i were not signed by Germany,
Austria-Hungary, China, England
Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Servia, Switzerland
or Tuirkev. The United States onlj
signed the arbitration convention, and thai
under reserve. Roumania also made re
The three declarations prohibiting the
throwing of oxplojfves from balloons, th<
use of asphyxiating projectiles and the us?
of dum-dum bullets were not signed by
Germany, Austria-Hungary, China, England,
Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Servia 01
Switzerland, while the United States onlj
signed the declaration regarding th<
throwing cf explosives from balloons.
A Dastardly Crime in Texas.
The ten-year-old daughter of Loa New
ton, a farmer living six mile3 south of Bon
liam, Texas, was found dead hanging to t
iree. The Coroner'd verdict was that th(
young girl had been murdered.
Senator Foraker'a Mother Dead.
Senator Foraker's mother d!o 1 at Hiilsboro,
Ohio. .Mrs. Foraker had been aerl
ously ill for three months.
Montreal Bank Employe Acquitted.
In the Police Court at Montreal, Que.,
F. X. Lemieux, the accountant of the sus^
pended Vllle Mario Bank, who was acoased
of complicity in the theft of $53,000 stolen
from the bank, was discharged, there being
no evidence against him.
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Vf I'JJlilJ UkOlI .
George Krueger, a member of one of the
most prominent and wealthy families ic j
Lake County, was arrested au>l placed ia |
jail at Waukegaa, I!!., charged with the j
murder of his wife and mot aer-la-iaiv at
their home near Long Grove,
Cjclinc Notes.
Over sixteen cycle factories at preseai
exist in Sweden.
A bicycle insuranco company, incorporated
under a special enttfineuc of th*
Wisconsin Legislature, has t>*aen formso
and will do a general business Lxw.ng
bicycles against theft.
Joe Dowuey, of Jamaica Plains, a sixteen-year-old
lad, broke the world's mile
bicycle record at Norwood, Mas*., paced
I by a motor tanuom, making iuc uuiouud
in 1 minutu 17 1-5 seconds.
Returns shosv that in France at the
present moment over four hundred thousand
wheelmen pay a tax on their machines.
S:milar taxes are levied la Russia
Belgium apd parta oX Germany
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Administrator Chosen by the Threa
Governments Proposed.
Council of Three, One From Each Power,
to Aid In Managing the Islands?Influence
of Chief Jaatlce Increased.
San Francisco (Special).?The draft pr>
posed on the new Samoan treaty as amended
by the Samoan Commissioners Is a document
of Ave thousand words. The important
features of this treaty are enumerated
and discussed in the Commission's report,
the treatv containing the details of the
modified form of government for Samoa aa
outlined In the report.
The treaty begins with a declaration of
th? r?utrality ot the islands of Samoa and
an assurance to the respective citizens nnd
Bubjects of the signatory Powers of equality
of rights. It provides for the immediate
restoration of peace and good order,and to
this end permanently abolishes the office of
king and limits the authority of chiefs, but
creates a system of native government. Provision
is made for the appointment of an
Administrator at Samoa, to be appointed
by the three signatory Powers, or, failing
their agreement, by the King of Norway and
Sweden. The Administrator's salary wili
be $6000 a year, and he is to execute ail
laws in force in the Samoan Islands. He
shall possess the pardoning power and
make municipal appointments with the
eonsent of the Legislative Council, tho
legislative power being vested in the Administrator
and the Legislative Council of
three members, one being appointed by
each of the three Powers. There is also to
be a native assembly, composed of the
Governors of different districts 01 tne
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
is to be appointed ns at presont, receiving
ft salary of 45000. The jurisdiction ot the
Court Is increased by the modified treaty,
while tbe present system of Consular jurisdiction
is to be abolished, The treaty contains
municipal and customs regulations,
all of which are more strict than at present.
The general provisions o( the act are
to remain in force for three years, although
in the mean time special amendments may
be adopted by the consent of tho three
Powers, with the adherence of Samoa.
Kits Morell Murdered in Her Home Be*
'cans* She Rejected His Advances.
Amherst, Mass. (Special).?Miss Edith
Morell, seventeen years old, was shot and
almost instantly killed in the cellar of her
mother's house in South Amherst by Eugene
Takahpner, a full-blooded Indian,
who was employed about the place as a
farm laborer.
The Indian had conceived a passionate
affection for Miss Morell, and because she
rejected Ills advances be became furiously
jealous and took ber life.
Mrs. Morell discharged tbe Indian on
the day of tbe tragedy because ol! his behavior
toward ber daughter, whereupon
he went to Amherst, bought a pistol, and,
awaiting his chance, slipped Into the
bouse and shot ber.
When iie bad shot the girl T/ikahpuer
retreated to the barn and shouted that he
was going to kill himself. A few minutes
later the barn was seen to be lu flames.
There was no means of extinguishing tbe
fire in the village, and soon not only the
barn out toe luoreu uouse us won, wnu i
all its oatballdlags, wrs destroyed.
Takahpuer, who was about twenty-fonr
years old, lss?ld to have been a graduate
of the Carlisle (Penn.) school and to have !
been a player on the football team.
He came to South Amherst about a year 1
ago and had been working on the Morell !
farm ever since.
He had always professed, in a stolid sort ;
of way, great admiration for Miss Morell, |
but not until recently had his attentions
become offensive.
A Novice Fall* 3000 Feet lu the Pretence
ot a Large Assemblage.
' Cost, Penn. (Special).?Frank Reynold?, j
of Ripley, Chautauqua County, fell 8D00 j
feet to his death. The Findlay's Like A.s- !
sembly, at Findlay Lake, fifteen miles from !
this city, had engaged Reynolds to make a
balloon ascension and parachute jump, j
Reynolds,who was twenty-five years of age
and had a wife and child, is said io have
been inexperienced. He bad made but one
ascension before and had never dropped
with a parachute.
Preparations were made, and when Reynolds
stripped for the jump and appeared ;
readv to ascend, the wind was blowing in j
strong from Lake Erie, eight miles north. (
The assembly grounds are'on the north* i
west shore of the little lake. The wind j
was certain to drive the balloon over the j
lake. It promised to be a dangerous drop '
for a seasoned veteran, but Reynolds, the f
novice, never faltered. An immense crowd i
was present.
When the balloon had reached a height '
which appeared to be fully 8000 feet in the j
air and direotly over Flndiay's Lake, It
was seen that the unfortunate young man !
had dropped with the jmrachute. He j
came down slowly. The nsronaut's voung I
wife shouted that Reynolds couid not I
swim and would drowr. Boats were I
quickly put out.,
Reynolds struck the Rater where the i
lake Is ninety feet deep. He throw up his !
hands and sank like a stone. The near est
boat was yet 200 feet off. Ho was drowned.
Two Executed at Sine Sine.
Lewis Pullerson and Michael McDonald
suffered the death penalty at the State
Prison ut Sing Sing, N. Y. Pullerson, who !
was a negro twenty-nine years old, on I
March 11,1898, killed his common-law wife, I
Kate Smith, a white woman, in their i
apartments in New York City, by Htrang- !
ling her with a handkerchief and with his j
hands. His motive was jealousy. Mc- i
Donald was formerly a beef carrier em- I
ploved iu a slaughter house in New York j
City. On May 4, 1898, he shot and killed ]
Stephen Titus, the head timekeeper of tho
establishment, during a violent quarrel
between the two men over money.
Hailstorm Does S250.000 Damages.
A hailstorm swept from Tynes, between
Cavaler and Hamilton, to Classton, N. D.,
twelve miles long and Ave miles wide. The
damage amounts to at least $250,000 la
one of the finest wheat 3octlona in the
State. *
Woman Shoots Her Defamer.
Miss Fannie Goodwin, a milliner at Fair- j
view, Ky., a few days ago 3hot and killed |
Bryan Aliegreen. She charged that he j
had slandered her.
Kate Chase Sprarue Dead. "
Mrs. Kate Chase Sprague, wife of a
former Governor of Rhode Island, and tha
daughter of Salmon P. Chase, at ono time
United States Senator, Lincoln's Secretary
of the Treasury, and Chief Justice of the
Unliad Stutes Supreme Court, died at her
homestead, Edgewood, Washington Mrs.
Sprague died from a complication of liver
and kidney troubles.
Pauncefote Now a Peer.
Sir Julian Pauncefote, Ambassador of
Great Britain to the United State*, ha.i
boen raised to the peerage.
A Peculiar Hallway Accident.
A pi;e of baggage carelessly placed on
the railway platform at Woodward Resort,
Taw Paw Lake, Mich., was struck by a passenger
engine and violently thrown among
S00 waiting passongors, several of whom
were knocked down and severely injured.
Miss Clara Hanley, of Chicago, was fatally
Injured. She was takon to St. Joseph.
Sainpiou Suee For Prize Money.
Raar-Admiral Sampson nas urougut aau
Jn tLo District of Columbia Supreme Court
for prize money in bthalf of the officers
and men who took part tu the destruction
of Admiral Gevera's floet off Santiago d<
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Former Secretary of War Replies to
Newspaper Criticism.
General Alter Say* the President Appointed
Only 1032 of the 8785 Volunteer
Officer*, and He Selected Regular Army
Men or Men Who Had Served In the
Clril War or on tbe Frontier.
Wasbisotos, D. C. (Special).?General
Alger has Issued a statement, covering matters
relating to the condact of the war
which have been the subject of criticism In
the publlo press, the statement having particular
reference to the appointment of
staff officers In tbe volunteer army. The
statement Is, In part, as follows:
"I am led to make the following statements
on aecount of the many crttlolsms
which haTe been made by tbe publlo press,
and especially on account of a recent article
which appeared in the London Times,
containing assertions which have no foundation
in truth.
"At the commencement of tbe war with
Spain and several years prior to that time, . ^
me regular amy consisiea ?i oaiy zo,uuu
men, with the minimum number of officers
prescribed bylaw. The situation can be
partially appreciated when it Is remembered
that within sixty days from the declaratlon
of war the strength of the army
was increased to 275,000 men, and everything
for the equipment of this great force,
including elolhing, tents, transportation,
medical supplies, camp^ and camp equipage,
and all that pertains to equipping an
army for service, had to be manufactured,
transported and distributed for use.
"Prom the statement referred to the
public Right be led to bellevo that the
olunteer army was officered by men selected
through political Influence by the
Secretary of War, by. special favor and
without any regard to fitness forthe duties
they were to perform. As Is well known,
the volunteer force, w(th the exception of
three regiments of englneern, three regiments
of cavalry and tea regiments of immune
infantry, was made bp of regiments
from the various States, tbe officers of
which were all appointed exclusively by
the Governors of the respective States from
which the regiments came, and any officer
found unfitted for service and discharged
was replaced by another In the tame manner.
The President bad no voice or con*
trol in the matter.
"The returns of the volunteer army show
tbat in August, 1993, there were 207,124
enlisted men and 8785 officers In these
regiments. This, with tbe regular army
recruited up to the war strength, made an
aggregate force of about 275,000 officers
and men. The volunteer officers appointed * , ./j
by the President numbered, aU told, 1032.
Of tbls number 441 were taken from the
regular army aud 591 from civil life.
Those from civil life had all seen service
during the Civil War or on oar Western
frontier, and all had proven themselves to
be competent to command. ' . ,-w
"It has been stated and repented many
times that the Secretary of War made
these appointments, when the trath ia
that very few were made npon his recommendation,
although he caused the entire
list, with the recommendations, to be compiled
and placed before1 the President for ']
his selection. There were three regiments '
of cavalry, the officers of which were appointed
by the Seoretary of War, Colonel
Leonard Wood, now a Brigadier-General
and commanding th? Departments of Santiago
and Puerto Principe, was one of
these. Colonel Grlgsby and Colonel Torroy,
both good officers, were the other
"Criticisms as to the amounts and
methods of expenditures, which could lm- .
ply wrong or cureless use of money, were
also made by the London Times. This
charge Is false. So far as the conduct of
the service was concerned, no person with
any knowledge or tue lacts can ever cnarge
truthfully and do one can ever show tbat a
dollar was misappropriated, stolen or embezzled
out of the hundreds of millions of
dollars that were expended. The records
are an open book, and I will be glad to
have them rigidly examined, and ask my
successor to open these accounts to the
country whenever properly called for, Jn
order that the entire truth may be known."
They Attempt to Recaptar* the Town Bat
Are Eatllr Kepulieil.
Masili (By Cable).?The insurgents
made an unsuccessful attempt to recapture
the town of Culamba, on the shore of
Laguna de Bay, which was captured by th?
forces of General Hall. The rebels numbered
2400 men. The attack was made i
simultaneously from the north and south,
the Filipinos apparently thinking that they
would confuse the Americans by attacking
from two points at once.
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It was HOI evaa uecosaarv iu eiu(jiv> tun
whole American force to drive the Filipinos
off. Two companies of the Twentyflr9t
Infantry, a squadron of cavalry and
one gun sufficed to repulse the attaclc from
the north, while 400 men of the Washington
regiment, comprising part of General
Hall's command, and a detachment of cavalry
drove off the rebels who had advanced
from the south.
The loss ofthe Insurgents Is not known.
The American loss was one killed and seven
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Threshing Crew Almost Exterminated^*
Engine Blown Over One lluudred Feet.
White Cloud, Mich. (Special).? Shortly
after a threshing crew had startea to woric
at Big Prairie, eight miles east, Engineer
Crabtree noticed that the water in the
boiler was low. The Are was raked out,
and the engineer tamed more water into
the boiler.
Almost instantly the boiler exploded,
killing Charles Halgbt, Alfred Halgbt.
Charles Crabtree, Bert Salter, Cecil Priest,
Raymond Howe aud George Overly.
Oscar Evans had his leg broken. Three ol
thtmon loft families. The explosion bletf
tbe engine one hundred and fifty feet, driving
it through a barn and carrying halt of
the separator through tho barn with it.
Driven Away From Treaty Water*. ? The
British warship Buzzard is driving
the colonial fishermen out of the treaty
coast waters along the northeast coast ol
Newfoundland at the instance of tht
French fishermen, who complain that the
colonists are interfering with their llshury
Or. Drlntoa, Famoui Ktbaolofflst, Die*.
Dr. Daniel Garrison Brinton, a distinguished
ethnologist, of Philadelphia, diet]
at Atlantic City, N. J. Dr. Brinton was
born in West Chester, Penn., in 1337. He
was Graduated from Yale and Jeffersoa
Medical Colleger While Dr. Brluton'a researches
and writing wdm mainly of at)
ethnological and linguistic character, mora
especially in relation to the aboriginal
American races, he was the author of several
medical and other scientific works.
He presented to the University of Pennsylvania
his entire collection of bo As and
mauuscripts relating to the aboriginal laa
guages of North anl South America several
months ago.
A Plot Acalntt the Einprosi Dow?;?r.
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It IS reputiou Ul xuv.u.u?, iinau., uuu< - .
Pekin, China, that a plot was formsd to
blow up one of the imperial palaces, occupied
by the Empress Dowager. A mlnu
charged with dyuamite was found In the
cellar with a long fuse attached. Ten
men were arrested on suspicion and
handed over to the Board of Punishment
for trial.
Yellow Fever Ceaien In Panama.
It is officially announc?d from Panama
that the yellow fever epidemic has ceased
there. The total number of ca9e3 reported
since the outbreak of the disease la eightyelaht.-of
whloh forty-flv? resulted fatally.
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