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VtteMy Ettabliahed 1873. Only 1881. TWENTY-THIRD YEAR. TORNADO STRIKES THE STEAIVCR OLIVE AND SINKS H£R IN CHOWAN RIVER. II\ IVORS IN BAD SUA! S I RESCUED AFTER STANDING IN THE: COLD WATER MANY HOURS. N(M)ITOHTI'NITY TO ES( A!'K MAJORITY OF PASSENGERS AND CREW ASLEEP WHEN ACCI DENT OCCURRED. Norfolk. Va„ Feb. 18— A tornado Ftrnck the passenger steamer Olive, which plies between Franklin. Va.. and Kdenton. X. C.. during the night a!!• I scut her to the bottom of the CVwan river, between Mount Pleas ant and Oliver's wharf. Seventeen people are known to have he« .11owned and others who were rescued are in a serious condition. The whirlwind when It struck the Olive caused her to go over on her end and when she righted it was only to sink on account of the water she had taken. A majority of the passengers anil crew were below at the time and hnd no opportunity to reach the pilot house of the vessei. This point was the only portion left above water and in it standing waist from the time of the accident ni'til 1 o'clock In the morning. Cap it. Withy and five others were No complete list of the dead has obtained. but it Is known that the following perished: List of Dead Incomplete. Jacob Las-siter. Mrs. Bennett, twelve year-old daughter of Mrs. Mennett. Mns. \aughan. Frank Hunter, George li'itt. \V. H. Edwards. Andrew Vuighan. Abram Cooper, John Pres ent. Rsther Williams. John Coonor ar.d George White, colored preacher, tic others being unknown. It is learned that a white man named wilder, of Coleraine, X. C.. is also among the drowned, making the eigh teenth victim. Those saved were: Captain Withy, engineer Conrov. Purser Bell, the colored stewardess and two white passengers. At in the morning the river steam pr Pettlt hove In sight and rescued tlie almost frozen survivors. I he Olive was a small single screw steamer owned by J. A. Pretllw. of Franklin. Va., and has been plying be tween Xorth Caroalina and Vitiginla for several years. She left Franklin Monday evening for Edenton and had almost reached her destination when the cyclone struck her. A special to the Virginia Pilot from ntiTolk. says that the crew of eight who embarked In life boats were picked up after rowing four hours by the tug Gazelle, and landed at Tunis. BY WIND AND WAVE. Virginia People Suffer Injuries and Buildings Are Wrecked. ^"orfolk, Va., Feb. 18.—A windstorm atid tidal wave swept across Point Virginia during the night, destroying K,vernl bouses and barns and the roundhouse of the Xorfolk and South °ni lBilroad, from which several per narrowly escaped with their live he residence of Thomas Morris was entirely destroyed. Mr. Morris, his an daughter were in the house at the time and all were Injured. 1 lie house of Elijah White also was °'-tirelv demolished and Mr I White "verelv Injured high tide a tidal wave swept a "ss the land between the ocean and imIIio sound, which washed aw:n thing In its course. Several Pr'"iil(. living on the water front wey .rn!1|!|rl'ed to wade through water up their waist In order to escape from homes, which were being car ""'I iway by the tide. •vt Newport News two small sclioon ,.r, aden with building materials col "d In the harbor during a squall lie crews escaped. PANAMA CANAL TREATY. Senate Will Continue It# Considera tion Until Disposed Of. v*:ishington. 11 Feb. 18.—The Repnb 'an senators held a caucus and decid- ,0 ,avp the senate continue con- deration of the Panama canal treatv "'H'g the day, and on future days 'I the treaty shall be disposed of s" rrsult was reached after an hour "d a half's discussion of the legisla l' situation In the senate. The con iMon reached was unanimous. The '"I' "^landing is that the statehood I does not lose Its advantageous jv's'"on In the order of business when senate is In legislative session _Kepubllean supporters of the :l, hood bill agree not to antagonize motion for an executive session to '•tHder the canal treaty, nor to make il "Mwtlon to the prolongation of sessions to any extent necessary secure ratification. ONE I.IFE LOST, Blizzard in Texas Cripples Railroad Traffic. Dailas. Tex, |,. IS -The first lo«s ot life tMini the recent blizzard was re porte,i from El Paso ,luring the dav. wt liain (iai vison. an aged hack driver and an old Indian lighter, was found 1'ozmi in the snow. Hi vers are overflowed from the heavy rain and snow, railroad tratiic is crippled and telephone and tele graph wires are down in many places. M.uiy towns report a shortage of fuel and schools and courts have |„-en closec in several places. There has been consideralm loss of livestock. Severe in Tennessee. Knoxville. Tenn Feb. IS.--East ennessee is experiencing the severest weather of the season. Al 1) p. m. the thermometer was above and tho prospects are that the zero mark wil' be rea hed. Died From the Cold. Chicago. Feb. IS.—One fatality re suited from the xtrciae could was re ported. Michael Cooley. found dead in a barn on West Chicago avenue, is believed to have been frozen to death. Eastern Trains Delayed. New \ork. Feb. I S Reports of de layed trains kept coming in up until late at night. At the Grand Central station it was said that the through trains were hours behind time. Intensely Cold in Michigan. Marquette. Mich Feb. IS.— Intense ly cold weather continues in Northern Michigan, thermometers in different sections registering from lu to 35 de grees below zero. AMES WILL PROTEST. Former Mayor of Minneapolis to Fight Extradition. Concord, N. H., Feb. 18.—Prepara tions practically are completed for a protest to the granting by the govern or and council of extradition papers for the removal to Minnesota of Form er Mayor Ames of Minneapolis, who is wanted in that city for alleged at tempted bribery. I)r. Ames will not appear at the hearing, but his counsel, C. .1. Hamblett. will picsent in his stead two physicians, who, it is expect ed will state that the removal of Dr. Ames from the house of Kev. M. Cliapin in Hancock, will endanger his life. On the other hand Sheriff Dreg er of Hennepin county. Minnesota, will seek to controvert the statiment of the two physicians by that of Dv. Conn, of this city, who examined Dr. Ames at the request of the Minneapo lis officers. Dr. Anvs was kept a close prisoner at the Cliapin house in Hancock during the day. No one ex cept the immediate family and Dr. Conn saw him. and the doors were guarded bv deputy sheriffs. COLE YOUNGERS VENTURE. Pardoned Bandit and Frank James in Show Business. St. Paul. Feb IS —A special to the (I lobe l'r ni Kansas City says: Coleman Younger, the reformed bandit, who by permission of the au thorities of the state of Minnesota has returned to his old home in Jackson county. Mo., after an absence of twen ty-seven years, at the Midland hotel In this city formed a theatrical com pany with his famous old-time bandit companioE. Frank James. The coni panv purchased by them was the "Buckskin Bill Wild West Show.' The backer of the show and one of th" partners is Wally Hoffman, a wealthy brewer of Chicago. Frank James will act. but Younger will not go upon the stage nor accompany the troupe to Minnesota, should it go to that state. DAMAGE NOT LARGE. Steamship Rio Grande Catches Fire at a New York Dock. New York. Feb. iS.—Three alarms were sounced during the night foi a fire aboard the steamship Kio Grande of the Mallory line, docked in Burling slip. The lire Started in the forward abin of the ship. Captain IV Johnstone and eight of the ciew gained the deck and found that tliev were surrounded with tnes their only means of escaping being b.\ sliding down the bow haw sers to the pier. The tire was confined to the cabin and the damage was not large. BUYS PANAMA CANAL. United States Government Condition ally Acquires Property. Washington. Feb is The govern ment has formally a-cepted the offei of the Panama Canal company to sell to the United Stales er«v and all of the .anal prop- the comp'iivs rights tli'Tcin for $ lii.iNHi.oiwV only to the tatificafion of the pending treatv with Colombia. The cited t-out nice th- of the- held ne Will be to extend the .He of oi'tion bv the gov •rini« nt be yond March I next and u.il.1 iiie treV imw before the ,-enate fled bv both countries in i: 1 THREE MORE ClI. Cornell Students Victims of Typh2i:: Fever. Ithaca. N. Feb. IS.—Thiee n.ore d. aii.s from typhoid fever occurred .luring the day of students of Cornell titvv• •••sit v. Thev were Otto \»ohls oi Rochester. N Henry A. Schoen born of IIai keiisack. J., and 'larles v, hi, wker of liatavla. N. Eleven ii'-vsicians reported eight new cases ilii'ing the day and eight other cases './lit fowr. ptamarrh pdlti tribune BISMARCK. NORTH DAKOTA, THl'RSDAY, FEItRl ARY 19. I90JJ. IS Si®,! DESTRUCTION OF LIFE AND PROP- ERTY REPORTED FROM VA. I I RIOLS SECTIONS. FROZEN UNDER ICE CAKKi St. Paul Man Meets Death in Peculiar Manner—"Five Fatalities Recorded in South Caroline—Serious Blockade I on Roads Entering Capital of Wyom- ing—Krnsas People Suffering From the Intense Cold. St. Paul, Feb. !S.—The extreme cold claimed its first victim during the day. Buriod beneath a heavy sheet of ice, the frozt :i body of Frederick Brand h"rst. 4 (C l*t Ninth street, was found a: o'clock in the evening in the' rear of the old Sibley homestead, at Partridge and Woodward avenues. The body lav five yards from a spring, which Hows from the slope leading down from the Sibley home to the (Jreat Northern tracks. As the man lay on his back beneath the spring his body was submerged by the running water, which froze and gave the remains the appearance of a huge cake of h'e. Th» current temperature fo» St. Paul was 20 degrees below, with the mini mum temperature of 24 and a maxi mum of 12 degrees below. FATALITIES NUMBER FIVE. South Carolina Storm Destructive to Life and Property. Columbia., S. C.. Feb. 18.—Fuller re ports from Monday afternoon's storm show that considerable damage was done to property throughout Western South Carolina and that the fatalities numbered five. The chief destruction was at Monea Path, in Anderson coun ty. where Karle McOee and Bertha Anstin were killed outright and A. C. Stone and Kdgar Donald were severe lv injured. The four were youths re-! turning from school and with two others they took refuge in a brick store which toppled when the tornado struck it. Tn Aiken county two children were killed by a falling tree and one by a falling (him'-ey. In Laurens county a negro's cabin fell anil a child was fa'allv crushed. Two frame churches in Abbeville and many cottages and cabins throughout Western North Carolina were thrown down. SWEEPS THE RANGES. Wind in Wycming Benefits Stock but Blockades Trains. Cheyenne. Wyo„ Feb. 18.—The worst blockade of the winter was In force during the day on the roads en tering Cheyenne. A strong wind filled all cuts and trains have been unable to move. Seven passenger trains and a number of freights are snowbound on Sherman hill, the Cheyenne and Northern Is blockaded between Horse Creek, and the Denver Pacific is im passable between Cheyenne and Carr. From Cheyenne east'the Union Pa cific and Burlington are experiencing great difficulty. A high wind is sweeping the ranges of snow and stock will be able to get feed. Another snow storm is now in prog ress near Medicine Bow and in the vicinity of Rock Springs. Wyo. This will probably make rtiore trouble for th« 1'nion Pacific. WIDESPREAD SUFFERING. Kansas People Experience Record Breaking Cold. Topeka. Kan.. Feb. 18.—The cold during the day made a record in Kan sas. the government thermometer !n the morning registering 10 degrees be low zero. The snow fall in the state for the past three days has averaged six inches. Near Clay Center a wo man was frozen to death. Reports from western counties show a great shortage in the coal supply. The rail roads have not been able to deliver cars on account of the storm and as a result the suffering has been wide spread. TEMPERATURE MODERATES. Omaha Has a Slight Respite, but Mercury Again Falls. Omaha. Neb.. Feb. 18.—There was a rapid rise in the temperature here dur ing the day but at night the mercury commenced to fall and the indications are for one of the coldest nights of the season. A thirty-mile-an-hour wind is blowing from the north, laden with particles of ice that cut and sting like bit.- of gla*s. in Western Nebraska and Kastern Wyoming it is said there has been con sidei'tiblc loss of sheep and cattle. Indiana City Snowbound. Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 18.—The thermometer registered lu above zero here during the night. The weather is growing gradually warmer. Snow and sleet have caused considerable damage in thf state. Teel City Is snowbound, mails have been shut off and no mails can be brought into the town. Around Scotsburg the country roads are closed to traffic. NEG'.yf-IATING WITH FRANCE. Mr. Bcwen Seeks to Conclude Agree ment With That Country. Washington, Feb. 18.—Following promptly the signing of the protocol for the settlement of the United States claims against Venezuela. Mr. Bowen b.-ffan negotiations with M. Jusserand, the French ambassador, for the prepa ration of a protocol for the adjudica tion of the claims of citizens of France against the South American republic. He made a formal call on Mr. Jusse land and had a talk with him with a view to arriving at a 'oasis of agree ment. The French ambassador will consult his government by cable in/ order to obtain certain instructions to aid him in his work, and after tlK-y have been received it is expected the negotiations will proceed smoothly and expeditiously. I Amount of French Claims. The FreiKh claims against Vene-| zuela. aside from those which already have been adjudicated, approximate eleven million bolivars. I Mr. Bowen will communicate with the Mexican ambassador regarding a protocol for settlement of claims of its citizens against Venezuela. Mexico's claims amount to less than Slon.nwj. A comparison of the terms of the protocols signed by Mr. Bowen with the representatives of Germany. Great Britain and Italy, and that with the United States shows that the protocol with the United States a definite time is fixed for the meeting of the commis sion to settle the claims, which must be decided in six months, and that the awards are to be payable in gold or its equivalent in silver, while in the protocols with the European allies there aro none of these limitations. SIGNED BY HAY AND BOWEN. Protocol Providing for Adjustment of American Claims. Washington, Feb. 18.—Secretary Hay, for the United States, and Mr. Bowen, for Venezuela, have signed a protocol providing for the adjustment of United States claims against Ven ezuela by a commission at Caracas. This commission will consist of two members, a Venezuelan and an Ameri can, to be appointed respectively by Presidents Castro and Roosevelt, and in the event of disagreement an um pire to be appointed by the queen of The Netherlands. It is expected that the minister for foreign affairs will be appointed as Venezuela's representative and that either Mr. Bowen or Mr. Russell, the United States charge, will be named to represent the United States. Baron Gevers, the minister for The Netherlands, called at the state de partment during the day and gave no tice of the accccptance by Queen Wil helmina of the task imposed upon her. her consent having been previously sought by both parties to the arbitra tion. IMPLEMENT DEALERS MEET. North'Dakota and Minnesota Men As semble at Fargo. Fargo, N. D., Feb. 18.—The fourth annual convention of the North Dako ta and Northern Minnesota Retail Im plement Dealers' association assem bled during the afternoon. It was called to order by I). W. Luke of Grand Forks, the president. Acting Mayor S. G. Roberts made the address of welcome. In his annual address Pres ident Luke referred to the great bene fits realized from association of in terests. He was followed by W. H. Kinney of the Winona Wagon com pany of Winona, Minn., who, with brief remarks, presented the resident with a gavel made of a South African wood brougut from that country for the purpose. There is a very large at tendance. SAVE THE INMATES. Quick Work by Firemen Prevents Fa talities at a Chicago Fire. Chicago. Feb. 18.—Quick work by firemen saved the lives of a number of persons who lived in the five-storv brick building at l-.'l North Clark street, early in the morning, when a fire broke out on the third floor of the structure. Many persons living in the building were able to leave anil still others were overcome by smoke and were carried out by the firemen and policemen. Several printing firms oc supying the upper floors lost heavily. ELECTIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA. Small Vote in Municipal Contest on Account of Storms. Philadelphia, Feb. 18.—Municipal elections were held in all townships, boroughs and cities in Pennsylvania during the day. Owing to the snow stcrm the vote polled was not as heavy as was expected, but in few localities were there sharp contests. In Phila delphia the e'ei-tion passed off veiy quietly. John Weaver, the present district attorney, was elected mayor by the usual large Republican majority over Francis R. Kaue, the Democratic nominee WORSE THAN EVER. Poor Prosoects of Seminole Releasing Fishing Schooners. St Johns. N. F.. Feb. 18.—The Unit ed States revenue cutter Seminole which on her way to Bay islands to attempt to cut out the Ice-bound American fishing schooners, is still herself ice-bound in Channel harbor and the prospect of her continuing the voyage is worse than ever. The mail steamer Bruce is fifty-four hours out trying to cross from Channel to Sydney, a distance of only ninety miles. She Is still unreported and, it Is feared, has been caught in the ice. AUSTRO-RUSSIAN NOTE ON THE SUBJECT SENT TO EURO PEAN CAPITALS. NATURE OF THE PROPOSALS Deal Chiefly With Administrative and Financial Changes Heretofore Prom ised but Never Executed by the Pcits—Formidable Outbreak in tht Early Spring Considered Rathet Probable. Vienna. Feb. 18.— The None Freie Presse announces that the Austro Russian note was submitted to the cabinets of Berlin, Paris. London and Rome during the day. and that it will be presented to the porte on Fgh. 10 unless the powers require a revision of it, in which case its presentation will be delawed until Feb. 21. The reform proposals are chiefly ol an administrative and financial nature such as the porte heretofore has prom ised, but never executed. One new feature is the appointment of a gov ernor. not necessarily a Christian, who shall have authority to act with out referring to the porte in every contingency. It is believed in diplomatic circles that the porte will oppose the appoint ment of such a governor and it is se riously doubted whether the reforms will aattsty the Macedonians. The good faith of the Bulgarian govern ment In ordering the recent arrests of Macedonians is also questioned, in view of the fact that the most promin ent revolutionists managed to escape. A formidable outbreak In the early spring is considered as by no means impossible. According to advices from Salonica. the German. British and lta'1-n niHitnn- attaches h?vo arrived in that city from Constantinople. REACH AN AGREEMENT. Conferees on Appropriation Bill Con clude Their Labors. Washington. Feb. 18.—The conferees on the army appropriation bill reached an agreement during the day. Th" senate amendment providing for the detail or retiring army officers to th" number of twenty for service with or ganized m'litia was agreed to. The conferees agreed to the provision that citizens of Porto Rico may enlist in the regular army and that the Porto Riean regiment may be ordered for service outside of Porto Rico. The senate amendments makinr $25.0110 immediately available for th purpose of equipping officers' schools, and making appropriations available for barracks and quarters in the Unit ed States and in the Philippines were agreed to also the provision made by the senate for an annual appropria tion of $2,000 for the purchase of a national trophy and medals to be con tested for annually by the army and national guard. The appropriation of $2,000,000 for equipping the national guard the same as the regular army was agreed to. FIREMEN INJURED. Four of Them Caught by Falling Walls at Port Huran, Mich. Port Huron. Mich.. Feb. 18.—The St. Ciair hotel, on» of the largest hostel rles of this city, was destroyed by fire at an early hour In the morning. A man named Worthy, emploved nt the hotel as a yardman. Is missing and is believed to have been burned to death: Mitten Campbell, a fireman, was fatally crushed under fallln-i walls. All the hotel guests made the' escape, nvtny of them rushing out in their nisrlit clothes when they awoke to find the house filled with a dense smoke. Fd Dutton and two other firemen were slightly injured bv being caught under the same wall that fell on Campbell, SHARE IN OWNERSHIP. Four Leading Railroads Will Control Vessels Recently Sold. New York. Feb. 18.—The statement was made, though not confirmed in of ficial quarters, that four leading rail roads— the New York Central, the Del aware. Lackawanna arid Western, the lie and the Lehigh Valley— are to share equally in the ownership of the freight vessels reported to have been sold Jiy the Northern Steamship com pany. Tt was originally intended by .1. J. Hill, who controls the steamship line, to use the vessels as Atlantic coast grain carriers, but the consummation of the Burlington "deal" seems to have Interfered with or rendered nugatory such a plan. KILLS HIS NEPHEW. Indiana Mai Shoots a Relative With out Provocation. Noblesville. hid.. K'b. 18.—D. E. Tonilir.son shot and killed Wil liam Mills, his nephew, in the morn ing. Mills and his wif had been liv ing with the Tomiinson family and were engaged in a friendly conver sation when Tomiinson. without a word of warning, picked up a shotgun and fired it at Mills, who died instant ly. Tomiinson was recently released from an insane hospital. Biamai the Metropolis of the Great Mi 'aouri Slept Country of N( /th Dahotc PRICE FIVE CENTS. MONEY MISAPPROPRIATED. Montana Arid Land Commisrion Scored in the Legislature. Helena. Mont., Feb. 18.—Chairman Everett of the house committee on ir rigation and water rights, to which was referred resolutions calling for an investigation of the state arid land commission, announced in the house that "it had developed evidence of a shortage and that $30,000 received by certain members of the commission had not been applied as the law di rects. The charge was made that the money had been misappropriated. On motion of Mr. Everett the committee was allowed to employ counsel and a stenographer with which to further prosecute an investigation. GREAT LAKES NAVAL STATION. Provision for One Stricken From Ap propriation Bill. Washington. Feb. 18.—The house during tne day began consideration of the naval appropriation bill under the operation of a rule which made the new legislation relative to the increase of the personnel of the navy and for the increase of the naval academy in order. The general debate on the bill was without special feature. The paragraph in the bill providing $250. •00 for a naval station on the Great Lakes went out on a point of order. Mr. Llttlefield and Mr. Sulzer had an interesting clash before the naval b'll was taken up, ihe former charging the latter with having perverted the record. BERESFORD TO RETIRE. Will Leave Parliament to Command the Channel Squadron. London. Feb. 18.—The statement was made during the evening that Lard Charles Beresford has accepted the command of the channel squadron. Thus will necessitate his retirement from parliament. Alabama River Causes Damage. Gadsden. Ala., Feb. 18.—The Coosa river is rising rapidly and has com i»died farmers to desert their homes. 1 ucli stock has perished and railroad tra'Iic has been seriously interfered with. Reports of serious damage to property are coming in from all sec tions. Returns Venezuelan Vessels. Porto Cabelio, Feb. 18.—The Ger man commodore has returned to their Venezuelan owners fifteen fishing craft and schooners which had been captur ed by the German war vessels. The Vineta is still here. GOES TO HONDURAS. Coghlan's Fleet Will Protect American Interests There. Washington. Feb. 18.—Upon furthei report from United States Consul Wil liam E. Alger at Puerto Cortez, that conditions in Honduras are threaten ing and that American interests arc likely to be endangered owing to the Internal turmoil. Secretary Moody ha? decided to send Admiral Coghlan's fleet of cruisers and gunboats now crnising in the Caribbean to the gull coast of Honduras. Blizzard Prevail*. Shamokin. Pa., Feb. 18.—A snow storm and blizzard prevailed all night and pa:t of the day, causing the stop page ol operations at all the colleries in this region. Railroad and trolley tratli «raa greatly interferred with. INJUNCTION GRANTED. Demurrer of the Packers Overruled in Beef Trust Case. Chicago, Feb. 18.—The demurrer of the packers in the so-called beef trust case was overruled by Judge Gross cup in the United States circuit court, and a motion granted for a temporary injunction. Three Perish in Fire. Abilene Texas, Feb. 18.—The resi dence of C. A. Robinson at Caps burned. His daughter tried to rescue two younger brothers, but all three perished. Death Due to Broken Rail. Kewaskum. Wis., Feb. 18.—Contrac tion of rails due to the co'd caused the destruction of a special south-bound freight. A fireman was killed and the engineer and brakenian fatally in jured. ThK MARKETS. Opening, Range and Close of Grain Prices at Minneapolis. Chicago and Duluth. Furnished by Cot* Co.. Fir«t N'Htiimal Hank huildinir. who liave ilirHCt A-ir«*s to MimiPHiMtii-', p.ihith and Chicago. February 18, liHKi. Chicago. Open Hiifh l.ow Clo-e Ma wheal .. 7X'„ 77 1 111 wheat U-'t ~4'i 73', 73", May corn 4V» Jnlv corn •:', 1S'« W May oats. y.-S. •Vi'A x,s Minneapolis. Open Hitch Low Chwe May wheat,. 7ti'g .Inly wlioat. 75\ Chicago Markets. Chicago. Feb. 18.—Hogs—Receipts, UO.000 market 5c lower light. $G.50# 7.05 mixed, $ti.75ff 7.30 heavy, $6.85 l®7.45: rough, $!.85(57.10. Cattle—Re ceipts, 18,000 market steady. Sheep —Receipts. 15,000 market strong.