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WHAT THE WANT IS—TRY A WANT AD VOL. XLIV. XO. L»t 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 ol theWhhlwind and Miraculous Escapes ol People In the Line ol the Tempest WICHITA, Kan., May I.—A special from Halstead, Kan., says: At 4:.'in o'clock this afternoon a fearful cyclone devastated a strip of country sev eral hundrea yards wide and at least twenty mles in length, killing six per- sons outright and seriously injuring sev eral others, while many received slight injuries. The cyclone first struck the house of Mrs. Kry a widow who lives about nine miles southwest of llalsteaii. completely destroying it but only slightly injuring Mrs. Fry. It next picked up tho 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 N, Hermann. Weir, aged r>. ami livc wecks-old baby. Mr. Weir left the home a—l when the cyclone struck it was about In?/ yards away and clung lo a tree. 11c received injuries wnicli may prove fatal. Joseph Weir, jr., nnd his sister Maud were the only ones in the family who took to the cellar, escaping with only slight bruises. The next house in the path of tho storm was that of James Armstrong, wbich was completely wiped from the face of the earth und Mr. Armstrong was killed, Mrs. Armstrong probably fatally Inured and Grandma Ghapin, who was there sick in bed, was killed. I* About 100 yards from this house the lame two-story residence of 13. E. Frizzel was picked up, as was also a large two story house of J. R. 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 Hillst.on was carried away and Mrs. Hillston received injuries, hut she is not considered seri ously hurt. Spencer Ross' house was in tho line of the tornado and was carried away, as was the home of A. S. Dowell. at whicli place Miss Daisy Neff and Mrs. J. A. Commons were eonsldetably injured. In tho Hege distiict school had just been dismissed ami through Mr. Hege's foresight the children were hurried out of the path of ihe storm, along with his family. Hud 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 the Frizzel home. Dead horses, cattle and hogs and chickens are scattered all over the wheat fields. Those who 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 tho Weir family could have gone to the orchard east of the house, where they would have escaped. The cyclone could be plainly seen from town, and the Santa Fe passenger train No. 0 waited in the Halstead yards until it crossed tlie track. It blow 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 he not less than £>03,000. besides the six deaths and the injured two or tliTes 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 tlie 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 10, has since died from her injuries. Th<s storm crossed the Santa Fe railroad about three miles west ot Halstead. Tbe engineer Of a westbound through Pacific express train saw tbo twisting tornado coming from the south and stopped his truin and backed out. This prompt ac tion prevented a wreck, for tbe train would have certainly struck the storm had it proceeded. The pathway is strewn with tlie wreckage of houses, barns and outbuildings, among which are the eaicusses of hundreds of horses,cattle and THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MOKXTNG, 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 poles and wires were broken and twisted in every shape Imaginable, rendering tel e?raphic 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 and other signs of tlie wreck can be traced as faraway as thirty miles. Tbo 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'nal B'RITH Grand Lodge Session In Cincinnati—Money for Each District CIKOINATI , •)., May I.—The con stitution grand lodge, B'nal H'rith, spent most of the day discussing the report on propaganda. It was adopted so that there was appropriated fSOO 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 tv make provision for extending the order to England, the West Indies and Central America and tho expenditure for this purpose not to exceed $10011. The univer sity plan of the committee on intellectual advancement was voted down. AFTER THE POLYUAMISTS How the Utah Convention Is Building the Constitution SALT LAKE, May 1.-ln the constitu tional convention today the article on scheduled and future amendments came up und Varian offered the following I amendment as an addition to the 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 , 180 L', in so far us the same defines and imposes penalties for polygamy, is hereby declared to he in force m the 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 of Arkansas Returns From the Proposed International Monetary Con ference—No Progress Was Hade WASHINGTON, May 1.-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 he knows of no progress making toward the holding of such a conference, and in an interview expressed the opinion that the next Democratic platform would delcure 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 ternational agreement. WORK OF A FIRE BUG An Incendiary Blaze Burned rianv Business Houses OELWEIN, la.. May I.—An incendiary lire today destroyed seventeen out of thirty-live business bouses at Lorimer, la. Estimated loss. $75,000; partially insured. \ Short in His Accounts NEW YORK. May 1.-llev. William A. Newbold, who was recently removed from his position of general secretary of the Americ.Ul Church Missionary society, bus also been deposed from the ministry of the Protsstailt Episcopal church. Mr. Newbold's accounts wer#short 119,000, THE MONEY IS FORTHCOMING No Blood Will Be Shed on the Soil of Nicaragua . | l CORNITO TO BE EVACUATED j I Terms of the Agreement for Withdrawal of Warships I The Affair Ha? Cost Nicaragua a Mint of Honey, Both In Increasing the Army and Loss ol Customs Duties LONDON, May I.—lt is learned on good | authority that Great Britain lias agreed j to authorize the proposed settlement of I iier 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 whicli is available and is regarded as ample, Nicur aguan authorities are said to have actual funds immediately available without call ing for oustide help. Guarantee by the I'nited States is not regarded as essen tial under the foregoing circumstances. A final proposition as now concluded between Nicaragua aud Great Britain will therefore be as follows: Great Britain agrees to immediately withdraw her fleet and evacuate Cor'nto. Nicaragua agrees to pay the 176,000 in London fifteen days from the sailing of tho 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 popuhv agitation, and as a step to ward maintaining her dignity. Dr. Guzman called at the-state depart ment at 11 o'clock today. Up to that time he hud not received oft",cial confirm ation of Great Brituin's acceptance, al though the correctness of the unofficial advices was not questioned. From tho British standpoint the accept- mice of the compioniise and tbe 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 tlie Britisli authorities have assured Ambas sador Bayard and the latter has so ad vised Secretary Gresbam, that there was no purpose of aggression or of securing a foothold in Nicaragua. Tlie only purpose, Karl Kimberly bus said, was to collect a debt by such force as was necessary and to depart. Nicaragua, notwithstanding these as surances, lias maintained that tbe collec tion of $77,600 was merely a covert means of occupying her territory. This view has prevailed very widely here even in somo oflicial quarters, although the policy of the government, litis 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 Nicaragua, but also puts at rest the fears entertained that the control of the canal route would be seriously affected by the proximity of the Britisli forces. The affair has cost Nicaragua more than the original 977.500. It was neces sary to use :inu extra troops ai, a cost of 13000 per day. Tbe abandonment ot 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 bo measured in dollars. ALBANY. N. v.. May I.—Resolutions ill condemnation of the administration at Washington hi regard to the seizure of Corinto were adopted by the assembly to day, under suspension of tbe rules, the vote standing 1)1 ayes and 15 nays, one Democrat voting with tbe Republicans, The resolution was offered by Represen tative Ainsworth, the Republican leader in the assembly. Tbey recite in tbe pre amble tbe action of the government of Nicaragua and the action of the British government ill occupying the soil, and declaring that such action by a British monarchy in the affairs of a member of the great sisterhood of American repub lics is an op, v ami flagrant violation of the Monroe doctrine. The resolution concludes as follows: J ResQlved, By the senate and assembly of the state of New York, that we de nouiv.n and condemn the dilatoriness and lack of national and public spirit which ! characterize I 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 t>n .the part of the chief executive and tbe head of the de partment of .state to interpose resolutely and effectively against sucii forcible in vasion of a sister republic md against such infraction of the principle and pre cept of tbe Monroe doctrine. MANAGUA, May I.—The Honduras government has give assurance to Nica ragua that her troops will be at the dis- posal of Nicaragua should they be neces sary. This is the only tender of troops that has been made by the Central Amerian republics. The offer from Honduras is not likely to be accepted, owing to tho present favorable turn of affairs, but at one time there was a pros pect of concerted action by the forces of the two countries. Tho good offices of the minister of Honduras, minister of Guat emala and all other Central American states are oeing exerted at Washington and London to secure a peceful seettle incnt. SAN DIEGO, April MAy 1.-Senator S. M Cullom of Illinois arrived by pri- Coutiuued on sixth Page, MURDER OF MISS LAMONT A Coroner's Jury Lays It at the Door of Durrant NEW WITNESSES APPEAR The Prosecution Holding Considerable of Its Evidence Cold Blooded Proposition Alleged to Hive Been Hade to Relatives of the Unfortunate (iirl HAN FRANCISCO. May I.—The inquest upon the body of Blanche I,anient oc cupied less than three hours today, but tbe evidence developed was considered convincing and tho jury returned a ver dict charging Durrant with her murder. Two new witnesses were produced at the inquest and testified briefly but it was evident the prosecution is holding as much of its evidence as possible in re serve. Until today no one bad been produced who saw Durrant in the vicinity of Emanuel church with the murdered girl on the afternoon of April 3d. Tbis miss ing link, seemingly all that was lacking to Complete the chain of circumstantial evi dence fastening the terrible crimes upon the medical student, was supplied at the inquest. Martin Quinlan. an attorney, gave direct and positive testimony that he saw Durrant and a g iri tallying ex actly with the description of Miss I.a- mjnt, walking toward tbe church and only a few yards distant, at 4:15 o'clock on the afternoon she disappeared Quin lan explained that he wus waiting to Keep an appointment with one Clarke, who corroborated Quinlau's statement. These witnesses furnished tlie sensation of the day but Durrant maintained his stolid indifference during their testimony. The police and the district attorney are con fident of a conviction, stitingthat they did not put in nearly all of their case at the inquest. Mrs. C. G. Noble, aunt of the murdered girl, testitled as to tlie frequency of Dur rani's visits at their house and his atten tions to her neice. Durrant had pro posed marriagj to Blanche last December, but had beon refused when the girl learned ho was engaged to another young woman, C. G. Noble, uncle of Blanche, testified tbat Durrant had suggested, after her dis appearance, that Blanche was probably in a house of ill-fame, and offered to search for ber among tbe disreputable houses. A street car conductor and three school girls identified Durrant as the man who bad escorted Blanche from the school, taking the car to the point of transfer en route for her home. George It. King, organist of Emanuel church, with evident efforts to shield Durrant, repeated the story of seeing him in tbe 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 to have hoen in a delicate condi tion. Seven of the strangler's linger nail wounds were on one side of her neck nnd five on tlie other. Detectives told of Durrani's contradictory statements concerning his whereabouts tbe day Blanche disappeared, and of ins seeming fear to acknowledge the extent of his acquaintance with her.and the case went to the jury with unexpected celerity. GOOD INDIANS AND ALIVE Trouble Liable to Follow Sale of Reservation Lands TAOOaIA, May I.—The sale of land in the l'uyullup Indian reservation, under IT FETCHES A GOOD TRADE CLEVER ADVERTISING PRICE FIVE CENTS tlie 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 l'uyallup Indians are recognized by a decision of the United States circuit court as citizens and they exercise all the rights as such, witli the singlo exception that land on their reservation is lield in trust for them by the govenrment, the Indians only being allowed to enter intu ft leaso 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 bogan today, a squad of redskins announced publicly that the whites hud not better take any land. John Laciaire, one of the chiefs, said: ' The land Delongs to us. The whi ta 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, we sell, but the government says no. If the governnent wants to sell lands and we say no the government says; sell anyhow. the Indians don't liKa that. No man can take lands if he 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 the Authoritlei in Seattle Which Will Astonish the World J TACOMA, Wash., May I.—The cuticle of Tom Blanck, the desperado who held up the King county jailer at Seattle with a wooden gun recently ami turned a half dozen murdeiers loose, has been tanned and will be made into pocket books. Tho 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. They say he presented enough of Blanck's bide to M. Kelly of Sumner to 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 soon 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 firs*, time in its history the board of naval bu reau chiefs have come to an absolute dis agreement, and have been obliged to so teport to Secretary Herbert, leaving him, to determine which side is right. < Tlie disagreement grows out of the de -', signs of tbe six new gunboats for which; plans were prepared by the construction 1 bureau. There are two reports on tlm| subject,one signed by four members of thoj board, totally disaprpoving of the plans, ' ami one signed by two members, vigor ously upholding them. The lour mem bers objected that the boats proposed will draw fourteen feet of water, and so would not meet tho requirements of the act of congress which describe them as light draught gunboats. They also bold that tho lining of the vessel with a complete full sail power is a mistake, as the experience of the department with such vessels as tbo Adams shows tbat no steamer fitted with sails can beat against the wind, and therefore the sails will bo almost useless in average condi Hons. (in the other hand, the supporters of the plans undertake to demonstrate that tbe vessels would be efficient and very much more economical than the boats without sails, arguing tbat the criticism is founded on vessels not given full sail power and giving figures to support their assertions. Venal Legislators ALBANY, N. V.. May t.—The bill for bidding the appearance of women on the stage unless attired in skirts failed in the assembly today. The vote was ,V> ayes and •_'l nays—not the constitutional majority. The Gray racing bill was also defeated in 'the senate by IS ayes and (j nays. School Building Burned OMAHA, [fob.. May I.—A special t tbe Hee from Niobrara, Neb., says: Tho government school building on tbe Santco Indian reservation burned lust night, causing a loss of »40,1»W. This is the second time the school has been burned iv two years. norphine and Death TACOMA, May 1.-Captain James H. O'Hara, one of the best known steam boat men In tlie northwest, committed suicide by taking morphine during a lit ot des pondency. During the war he served with the Louisiana Tigers.