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WHAT THE WANT IS—TRY A WANT AD I VOL. XLIV. NO. 21 THE PATH OF A CYCLONE Terrible Work Done by a Twister in Kansas . SEVERAL LIVES SACRIFICED Houses and Farms Stripped by a Great Tornado The Peculiar Features of the Whi'lwind and Miraculous Escapes of People in the Line of the Tempest WICHITA, Kan., May I.—A special from Halstead, Kan., says: At 4:30 o'clock this afternoon a fearful cyclone devastated a strip of country sev eral hundred yards wide and at least twenty mles in length, killing six pet- eons outright and seriously injuring sev eral others, while many received slight injuries. Tiie cyclone first struck tho house of Mrs. Fry a widow who lives about nine miles southwest of Halstead, completely destroying it but only slightly injuring Mrs. Fry. It next picked up the house of John Sultz and scattered in every di rection. The tine two-story house of Jo seph Weir, which had recently been built at a cost of over $2000, was entirely swept away, killing Mrs. Weir. Grace Wier, aged 8, Hermann Weir, aged 5, and a live weeks-old baby. Mr. Weir left the house a'«l when the cyclone struck it was about lii?y yards away and clung to a tree. He received injuries wnlch may prove fatal. Joseph Weir, jr., and bis sister Maud were the only ones in tho family who took to the cellar, escaping with only slight bruises. The next house in the path of the storm was that of James Armstrong, which was completely wiped irom the face of the earth and Mr. Armstrong was killed, Mrs. Armstrong probably fatally inured and Grandma Cbapin, who was there sick in bed, was killed. li About 100 yards from this house the larire two-story residence of B. E. Frizzel was picked up, as was also a large two story house of J. It. Frizzel across the road, and both together with all the out buildings were completely swept away. The families of both the Frizzels escaped injury except Mrs. J. R. Frizzel, who is considerably bruised about the head. The next place visited was the home of Captain William White, which was only partially destroyed. Across the road from White's the house of Cyrus Hills ton was carried away and Mrs. Hiliston received injuries, but she is not considered seri ously hurt. Spencer Ross' house was in the lino of the tornado and was carried away, as was the home of A. S. Dowell, at which place Miss Daisy Neff and Mrs. J. A. Commons were consicleiably injured. In the Hege distiict school had just been dismissed and through Mr. Hege's foresight the children were hurried out of the path of the storm, along with his family. Had they not so been taken care of there would have been great loss of life. The fury of the storm seems to have done its worst about five miles west of Halstead, where all six of the persons were killed, near tho Frizzel home. Dead horses, cattle and hogs and chickens are scattered all over the wheat fields. Those wiio first saw the fearful disaster coming say it made very slow progress, traveling no faster than a person could run, but it seemed to waver first in one direction, then in another. Had it not been so tlie Weir family could have gone to the orchard east of the house, where they w-juld have escaped. The cyclone could be plainly seen from town, and the Santa Fe passenger train No. 5 waited in the Halstead yards until it crossed the track. It blew down several telegraph poles in its wild career across the country. As far as heard from Cover ing a distance of eighteen miles across the country from southwest to northeast, twenty residences, nearly all of them large ones, were completely destroyed. | The loss will be not less than $200,000. besides the six deaths and the injured two or thres of whom will probably die. Physicians from Halsteau went to the relief of the injured and local assistance is being given to the suffering families. Everybody in the track of the storm lost everything, and relief will probably have to be called for, although only as a last resort. ; ' LATER—Miss Daisy Neff. aged about lli, lias since died from her injuries. The storm crossed the Santa Fe railroad about three miles west ol Halstead. The engineer of a westbound through Pacific express train saw tho twisting tornado coming from the south and stopped his train and backed out. This prompt ac tion prevented a wreck, for the train would have certainly struck the storm had it proceeded; The pathway is strewn with the wreckage of houses, barns und outbuildings, among whioh are the carcasses of hundreds of horses,cattle and \ THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING,. MAY 2, 1895.—TWELVE PAGES swine. . Orchards were ruined, trees torn up by their roots or stripped of their fol iage. In the line of the cyclone telegraph polesand wires were broken and twisted in evpty shape imaginable, rendering tel e-'riiphic communication almost impos sible. The storm lifted about three miles northeast of Burton, and no further dam age was done, although pieces of timber, clothing mul other signs of the wreck can be traced as faraway as thirty miles. The path of the cyclone lies through a rich farming district and most of the buildings destroyed were of a substantial character. There is little or no cyclone insurance on any of them and the loss will be practically total. TIIE B'NAI B'RITH Grand Lodge Session in Cincinnati—.Money for Each District CIXCIXATI , 0., May I.—Tho con stitution grand lodge, B'nai 15'rith, spent most of the day discussing the report on propaganda. It was adopted so that there was appropriated $,")()0 each year to each respective district, to bo used by the district lodge in establishing new branches and gaining new members to those already organized, and $3000 was appropriated for extending the order in foreign countries. The executive committee was directed tc make provision for extending the order to England, the West Indies and Central America and tho expenditure for this purpose not to exceed $1000. The univer sity plan of the committee on intellectual advancement was voted down. AFTER THE POLYGA/uISTS Hoy; the Utah Convention Is Building; the Constitution SALT LAKE, May 1.-In the constitu tional convention today the article on scheduled anil future amendments came up and Varian offered the following amendment as an addition to tbe section : "The act of the governor and legisla tive assembly of the territory of Utah, entitled An Act to Punish Polygamy and other kindred offenses, approved Febru ary , 1802, in so far as the same defines and imposes penalties for polygamy, is hereby declared to be in force in tlie state of Utah." After a long discussion the amendment was carried on a vote of 72 to 10. FOR FREE SILVER PURE What the Next Democratic Convention Will Declare For Senator Jones ol Arkansas Returns From the Proposed International Honetary Con ference—No Progress Was Hade . WASHINGTON, May I.—Senator Jones of Arkansas, one of the members of the United States delegation to the proposed international monetary conference, has returned to Washington. He says ho knows of no progress making toward the holding of such a conference, and in an interview expressed tho opinion that the ne.it Democratic platform would delcare unequivocally for free silver and inde pendent of action by other nations, and that the Republican platform would de clare in favor of bimetallism and an in tonation al agreement. WORK OF A FIRE BUG An Incendiary Blaze Burned rinny Business Houses OELWKIN, la.. May I.—An incendiary fire today destroyed seventeen out of thirty-five business houses at Lorimer, la. Estimated loss, $75,000; partially insured. Short in His Accounts NEW YORK, May L—Key. William A. Ncwbold, WOO was recently removed from his position of general secretary of the Americ.il Church Missionary society, bas also beep deposed from the ministry of the Protostant Episcopal church. Mr. Newbold's accounts wer#short $10,000. THE MONEY IS FORTHCOMING No Blood Will Be Shed on the Soil of Nicaragua CORNITO TO BE EVACUATED Terms of the Agreement for Withdrawal of Warships The Affair Ha, Cost Nicaragua a Mint of Honey, Both in Increasing the Army and Loss of Customs Duties LONDON, May L— It is learned on p;ood authority that Great Britain lias agreed to authorize the proposed settlement of her dispute with Nicaragua if the pay ment of the indemnity is guaranteed. It is said the affair is practically settled. WASHINGTON, May I.—Besides the guarantees made, any one of which is available and is regarded as am pie. Nicar aguan authorities are said to have actual funds immediately available without call ing for oustide help. Guarantee by the United States is not regarded as essen tial under the foregoing circumstances. A final proposition as now concluded between Nicaragua, and Great Britain will therefore be as follows: Great Britain agrees to immediately withdraw her fleet and evacuate Corinto. Nicaragua agrees to pay the $75,00(1 in London fifteen days from the sailing of the fleet from Corinto. According to these terms the fifteen days does not be gin to run until the actual sailing of the fleet. The latter feature was insisted upon by Nicaragua as a means of check ing popula" agitation, and as a step to ward maintaining her dignity. Dr. Guzman called at the state depart ment at 11 o'clock today. T'p to that time he had not received official confirm ation of Great Britain's acceptance, al though the correctness of the unofficial advices was not questioned. From the British standpoint the accept- niice of tho coni]Momiso anil the imme diate evacuation of Corinto establishes the good faith of Great Britain in her declaration that there was no purpose of occupying territory. From the lirst the British authorities have assured Ambas sador Bayard and the latter has so ad vised .Secretary Gresham, that there was no purpose of aggression or of securing a foothold in Nicaragua. The only purpose, Karl Kimberly has said, was to collect a debt by such force as was necessary and to depart. Nicaragua, notwithstanding these as surances, has maintained that the collec tion of $77,500 was merely a covert means of occupying her territory. This view has prevailed very widely here evsn in some official quarters, although the policy of the government has been to accept the good faith of Great Britain's representa tions. The withdrawal of troops from Corinto and the departure of the fleet not only ends all question of British territorial ex pansion in Xicaragua, but also puts at rest the fears entertained tbat the control of tbe canal route would be seriously affected by the proximity of the Britisli forces. The affair has cost Nicaragua more than tlie original $77,503. It was neces sary to use 300 extra troops at a cost of $3000 per day. The abandonment or Co rinto as a customs point lias also resulted in much loss. The disturbances to busi ness and commerce is a loss which can not be measured in dollars. ALBANY. X. V.. May 1.-Resolutions in cpndemnation of the administration at Washington in regard to the seizure of Corinto were adopted by the assembly to day, under suspension of the rules, the vote standing !)L ayes and 15 nays, one Democrat voting with the Republicans. The resolution was ottered by Represen tative Ainsworth, the Republican leader in the assemoly. They recite in the pre amble the action of the government of Nicaragua and the action of the Britisli government in occupying tlie soil, and declaring that such action by a British monarchy in the affairs of a member of the groat sisterhood of American repub lics is an open and flagrant violation of the Monroe doctrine. The resolution concludes as follows: Resolve:!, By the senate and assembly of the state of New York, that wo de nounce aud condemn the dilatoriness and lack of national and public spirit which characterize 1 the administration at Washington in dealing with this compli cated question, and Resolved. That we regard as a violation of fundamental American principle the omission and neglect on tho part of the chief executive ami the head uf tbo de partment of state to interpose resolutely and effectively against SUOO forcible in vasion of a sister republic Tin! against such infraction of the principle and pre cept of the Monroe doctrine. MANAGUA, May I.—The Honduras govern me* t lias give assurance to Nica ragua that her troops will be at the dis- posal of Nicaragua should they bo neces sary. This is the only tender of troops that bus been made by the Central Amerlan republics. The offer from Honduras is not likely to be accepted, owing to the present favorable turn of affair.;, but nt one time there was a pros pect of concerted action by the forces of the two countries. Tlie good ollices of tlie minister of Honduras, minister of Guat emala and all other Central American states aro oeing exerted at Washington and London to secure a peoeful seettle nicnt. SAN DIEGO, April M.Vy 1.-Senator S. M. Culloni of Illinois arrived by pri- Contiuuod on Sixth Pago. MURDER PF MISS LAMONT A Coroner's Jury Lays It at the Door of Durrant NEW WITNESSES APPEAR Tbe Prosecution Holding; Considerable of Its Evidence Cold Blooded Proposition Alleged to Have Been Hade to Relatives of the Unfortunate Girl SAN FRANCISCO. May I.—The inquest upon the body of Blanche Lamont oc cupied less than threo hours today, but the evidence developed was considered convincing and tlie jury returned a ver dict charging Durrant with her murder. Two new witnesses were produced nt the inquest und testified briefly but it was evident tho prosecution is holding as much of its evidence as possible in re serve. Until today no one had been produced who saw Durrant in the vicinity of Emanuel church with the murdered girl on the afternoon of April 3d. This miss ! ing link, seemingly all that was lacking to I complete the chain of circumstantial cvi j deuce fastening the terrible crir.ics upon the medical student, was supplied at the inquest. Martin Quinlan. an attorney, gave direct and positive testimony that •he saw Durrant and a girl tallying ex actly with the description of Miss La- Mont, walking toward the church and only a few yanls distant.- at 4 :15 o'clock on the afternoon she disappeared Quiii lan explained that he was waiting to Keep an appointment with one Clarke, who corroboratcl Quir.ian's statement. These witnesses furnished the sensation of the day but Durrant maintained bis stolid indifference during their testimony. The police and the district attorney are con li lent of a conviction, stating that they did not put in nearly all of their case at the inquest. Mrs. C. G. Noble, aunt of the murdered girl, testified as to the frequency of Dur rant's visits at their house and his atten tions to her neice. Durrant had pro posed marriagJ to Blanche last December, but had been refused when the girl learned ho was engaged to another young woman. C. (i. Noble, uncle of Blanche, testified tbat Durrant had suggested, after her dis appearance, that Blanche was probably ill a bouse of ill-fame, and offered to search for her among the disreputable houses. A street car conductor and tliroe school girls identified Durrant. as the man who had escorted Blanche from the school, taking the car to the point of transrer en route for her home. George B. King, organist of Emanuel church, with evident efforts to shield Durrant, repeated the story of seeing bini in the church, sick and faint, late on the afternoon Blanche disappeared. Dr. J. S. Barrett, who performed the autopsy, stated that Blanche died of asphyxiation. He said it was impossible for her ro have been in a delicate condi tion. Seven of the strangler'a finger nail wounds were on one side of her neck and live on the other. Detectives told of Durrant*scontradictory statements concerning bis whereabouts the day Blanche disappeared, and of his seeming fear to acknowledge the extent of his acquaintance with her.ami the case went to the jury with unexpected celerity. GOOD INDIANS AND ALIVE Trouble Liable to Follow Sale of Reservation Lands TACCTMA, May I.—The sale of land in the Fuyallup Indian reservation, under IT FETCHES A GOOD TRADE CLEVER ADVERTISING PRICE FIVE CENTS the direction of the government, was begun here today'despite the protests of a large number of Indians who threatened to make trouble if any of the purchasers of the land attempt to take possession. The i'uyallup Indians are recognized by a decision of the United States circuit court as citizens and they exercise all the rights as such, with the single exception that land on their reservation is held in trust for them by the govenrment, the Indiana only being allowed to enter into a lease of the same for a period not to ex ceed two years. Great, dissatisfaction ex ists among them on this account and when the sale of lands began today, a squad of redskins announced publicly that the whites had not better take any land. John Laclaire, one of the chiefs, said: ''Tlie land Belongs to us. The white father gave it to the Indians; these men come out here to sell it when we do not want them to. We want to be let alone. We are good Indians. If we want to sell lands, wo sell, but the government says no. If the government wants to sell lands and we say no tho government says sell anyhow. The Indians don't liKa that. Xo man can take lauds if be buys, the Indians say no. We give fair warn ing to men who buy to keep off the lands and away from the reservation.'' THEY TANNED HIS SKIN Cuticle of Tom Blanck Made Into Pocket Books Novel Proceeding Allowed by tlie Authorities in Seattle Which Will Astonish the World ■ TACOMA, Wash., May I.—The cuticle of Tom Blanck. the desperado who lield up the King county jailer at Seattle with a wooden gun recently and turned a half dozen murdeiers loose, has been tanned and will be made into pocket books. Tha people of Sumner, near where Blanck was killed with rifle bullets when captured, say it is an attempt to immortalize a' "red-handed murderer." They accuse a• physician of that place of having charge of the tanning of the human skin. Tlicy say he presented enough of Blanck's hide to M. Kelly of Sumner tv make a pocket book. It is denied by some that Blanck's cuticle was removed, but it is admitted by others that enough was tanned to make three to half a dozen pocket books. As coon as it was learned that pocket books made from the murderer's skin could be had, there was a decided de-' mand for them, especially among police officers who took part in the two great man hunts, the latter of which resulted in Blanck's capture. THOSE NEW WARSHIPS The Disagreement of the Board of Engineers Regarding Designs WASHINGTON, May I.—For the first, tint* in its history the board of naval bu reau chiefs have come to an absolute dis agreement, and have been obliged to so leport to Secretary Herbert, leaving him, to determine which side is right. j The disagreement grows out of the de -\ signs of the six new gunboats for which, plans were prepared by the construction! bureau. There aro two reports on the) subject.one signed by four members of th© j board, totally disaprpoving of the plans, ' and one signed by two members, vigor ously upholding the n. The four mem bers objected that the boats proposed will draw fourteen feet of water, and so would not meet the requirements of the act of congress which describe them as light draught gunboats. They also hold that the fitting of the vessel with a complete full sail power is a mistake, as the experience of the department with such vessels as the Adams shows that no steamer lilted with sails can beat against the wind, and therefore tbe sails will be almost useless in average condi itons. On tbe other hand, the supporters of the plans undertake to demonstrate that the vessels would be efficient and very much more economical than the boats without sails, arguing that the criticism is founded on vessels not given full sail power and giving figures to support their assertions. Venal Legislators ALBANY, N. V., May L—The bill for bidding the appearance of women on the stage unless attired in skirts failed in the assembly today. The vote wass3ayes and •Jl nays—not the constitutional majority. Tlie Cray racing bill was also defeated ia tbo senate by 13 ayes and li nays. School Building Burned OMAHA, Neb.. May 1.-A special to the Bee from Niobrara, Neb., says: Tho government school building on the Siinteo Indian reservation burned lust night, causing a loss of (40,001). This is the second time the school lias been burned in two years. Dorphine and Death T A COM A, May 1.-Captain James H. O'Hara, one of the best known steamboat men in tlie northwest, committed suicide by taking morpnine during a lit ot des pondency. During tho war he served with the Louisiana Tigers.