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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 199.
CONGRESSIONAL FORECAST The Appropriation Bills Will Occupy the Senate MR. HUNTINGTON'S HARBOR Renders the Pate ol the Bill Very Uncertain Pension Bill ta Be Voted On la tho Homo Today—An Early Adjournment Now Seem* Certain Assooiated Press Special Wire, „ WASHINGTON, April 26—The sen ate program for this week, so far as determined upon. Includes only the con sideration of appropriation bills, be ginning with the naval bill on Monday and following that closely with either the river and harbor or the District of Columbia bill, probably the former. There may be spasmodic efforts to get up other measures, but the probabilities are that nothing else of any general Im portance will receive attention. Cer tainly nothing will be taken up which will lead to general debate If the com mittee on appropriations can control the order of business. It ls expected that there will be an effort on the part of Senator Gorman and other senators to amend the naval bill so as to provide for tbe construction of only two battle ships Instead ot four as the bill pro vides. There ls also an element In the senate favorable to increasing the number to six. It is therefore expected that this bill will develop considerable debate. The river and harbor bill will un doubtedly be made the subject of severe attack by Senator White and others who stand with him on the Southern California deep water question unless there ls a change of the present decis ion of the committee, which is in favor of Santa Monica. A large majority of the senators, al most all of them, in fact, now regard early adjournment as quite definitely determined upon. If the Democrats and Populists ever had any Idea of at tempting to prolong the session beyond the national convention they appear to have given lt up, and few of them now tlx the date beyond the first of June. Senator George, who is the special champion of the bankruptcy bill, said today that he had received no encour agement In his efforts to get up that measure, and that he had no hope of do ing so. Senator Mitchell of Oregon says that, contrary to reports, he ls anxious to se cure a vote on the resolution to seat Mr. Dupont as senator from Delaware, and that he ls willing to take chances on the Senator Peffer will not for the prer--. press his bond resolution to the antag onism of the appropriation bills. The senators are taking the possibil ity of a veto of the. river and harbor bill into account in their calculations on ad journment Suoh a fate for the bill has been considered, among the probabil ities ever since its passage by the house, and recent expressions on the part of those near the president hay» increased the apprehension of * v . .rirads of the bill on this see-.. there will to' an effort so t« arrange the business of the session as to hold congress In ses sion during the ten days allowed to con sider a bill, in order to secure an oppor tune/ to pass the bill over the presi dent's objections in case of his disap proval. IN THE HOUSE The house, having disposed of all the appropriation bills, will devote the bal ance of the session, except such por tions as are consumed by conference reports, to clearing up such matters as opportunity affords. This work prom ises action on several measures. The Plckler general pension bill, which was under debate last week for three days, will be voted on tomorrow if the clamor for more time for deiale ls not too im portunate. In which case the debate may be allowed for several days. Mr. Plckler, however, believes a vote can be obtained tomorrow. The measure will probably receive every Republican and quite a number of Democratic votes. It has been agreed that the bill to empower the president to retire John M. Quackenbush.as, a.pommanderjn.the navy shall be taken up on Tuesday. Commander Quackenbush was court martialed and dismissed from the navy In 1874 on charges of excessive Intoxi cation. He has now reached the age when, had he not been so dismissed, he would be retired. The house also agreed to take up the bankruptcy bill this week and devote three days to its consideration. Should these three measures be disposed of be fore the end of the week there are sev eral contested election cases pending Of course everything will have to give way if conference reports or appro priation bills are reported. THE TREASURY DEFICIT The Year's Customs Returns Have Been Sur prisingly Low WASHINGTON, April 26.—The treas ury deficit for the fiscal year ending Jine 30, 1896, will be approxlmtely $25 - 09,000. This ls the opinion of officials aid others best qualified to make an ln tellgent estimate of the results of the fl*al operations of the year. In his amual estimates sent to congress at thi beginning of the annual session the seo/etary of the treasury estimated the rcolpts from customs during the fiscal yea- at $172,000,000. So far, with near ly tin months of the year gone, the cus tom receipts hve reached about $137, --000,00, with a fair prospect of increas ing to $165,000,000 by the close of the yea. The estimate of the receipts 22*j internal revenue sources was $158, --000,00. Up to this time they have reach ed 120,000,000, and it is expected the ? ues / or the completed year will be abo,t *146,000,000. The receipts from mlsellaneous sources are expected to, Sin*s! y exc eed the estimates of $15,00X1, --000 naking the total receipts for the yeai about $327,000,000. estimate of the year's exphdltures was $362,000,000, which, ac- Tlft* to hls fl sures. would leave a »vni e^ y of *".000,000. The actual expenditures, It Is now thought, will Jfno'rHl about $352,000,000, or $10,000, --neo£w h f n .. Mr ' Sarnie's estimate in ""The deficit at the close ™v £ »* is . b , e " e ved, will not show v? y J» y mater l al difference from Sat maks -T f * 25 -1°2,423. This maks the total deficit for the three S( yearß ending June 30, 1896, $136, - ary« Aaecret -tj estimates at the time theywere made were believed by those be tt4m« l v enCe the to be Jtremeljr conservative. The re ceipt from both customs and Internal revenue sources, however, have been surprisingly 10-w, and there does not seem to be any immediate prospects of material Improvement. SCOTT JACKSON'S TRIAL, Startling Testimony Expected to Be Taken Thia Week CINCINNATI, 0., April 26.—The trial of Scott Jackson at Newport, Ky., has consumed five days. Forty-two wit nesses have been examined. The pros ecution has about twelve more to ex amine. Among these are the negro. George H. Jackson, who claims to have driven the cab that took the murderers to the spot where Pearl Bryan's body was found; Chester Mullen, the man who rented the cab that was gone all night of Friday, January 31st, and Col onel Deltsch, chief of the Cincinnati police, who made several examinations of Jackson and Walling in private as well as In public. Will Wood, the friend of Jackson, and the cousin of Pearl Bryan, will be called and subjected to a fierce ordeal of cross-examination In connection with certain affidavits In the hands of the defense as to admissions In Green Castle and Indianapolis of im proper relations with the dead girl, ex tending from early In 1595. The week promises to abound In the most start ling testimony of the trial, but lt is not likely the case will go to the jury this week. CRACKED THB SAFE The Robber Scared Away With Only Little Plunder VISALIA, April 26.—A safe In the Pu get Sound Lumber company's office was cracked last night. The burglar en tew a rear door from the yard, worked the combination of the outer doors of the safe, drilled a hole In the Inner doors, packed giant powder in the hole, touch ed off the fuse and closed the outer doors. The explosion completely wrecked the interior of the safe, throw ing the outer door off the hinges. The explosion was heard by Wells, Fargo's agent across the street, who thought it was a pile of lumber falling down. The burglar was evidently scared by the noise, as he took $20 in sight without stopping to force the cash box. He also carried off a typewriter from the office. FOR IRELAND'S INDEPEDENCE Father Malone's Address to the Order ot Hibernians Roman Catholic Support Pledged to American Executive, Judicial and Educational In stitution*—lreland riuct Ba Pre* DENVER. Col., April 26.—The Ancient Order of Hibernians attended service tn a body at St. Mary's cathedral in this city today. The services were conducted by the chaplain of the order, Rev. T. H. Malone. In the course of his remarks Father Malone spoke as follows: "The effect of Catholicism upon the civilization of our own country has been deep and far-reaching. In tlie midst of many unstable elements lt has been the force of equilibrium that has kept the ment. From the establishment o* .SJ' government till the present day, con flicting interests have at all times threatened Its perpetuity. Frequently those who were loudest in proclaiming patriotic principles were most deeply concerned in subverting, by practicing political corruption, its stability. But the Catholic church has at all times re spected this as it has respected all duly constituted governments. We who pro fess belief in the church of Christ are at all times conscious of the great re sponsibility involved in our own citizen ship, and are ever mindful that we must answer to our Creator for the manner in which we conduct ourselves as neigh - bors of the community. God has sent men to rule over this society in which we live. These men rule by the will of God through the people; they exercise a power from on high; a power we can not disregard or disobey without ren dering ourselves displeasing to the Crea tor. Therefore if there be a people among the citizens of this great gov ernment in whom there is to be found a high and holy motive, to be true to the motives of citizenship, that people ls the Roman Catholic. Hence, I say, but not by way of apology, that to every Institution of this government, to its executive, to its Judiciary, to its legisla tive, to its educational departments, we give at all times a most cordial assent and support. Patriotism, when worn in the form of a button, is cheap; loyalty, when paraded at the expense of guaran teed rights of our brothers, is cowardly; but loyalty, when it is tried and purified by sacrifice, without hope of reward or emolument, is the only patriotism worthy of consideration, and lt proves its possessor a stable and deserving cit izen. The loyalty and patriotism of the Catholic citizen have been tested by sacrifices for a hundred years, but he has never flinched in the hour of trial. "Let lt be proclaimed to the world that we are good citizens and loyal to the ob jects of our government, because we are good Catholics. We do not ask special privileges In America either for what we are or for what we have done. We are still willing to endure for the sake of America. It should be to the loyal citi zen a duty and a pleasure to make for that which will give perpetuity to insti tutions which are capable of so much good to the human race. "But at the same time let lt be under stood that we will battle for Irish Inde pendence and ask for the people of Ire land autonomy of government to which they are justly entitled, regardless of all attempts to Impeach our loyalty for so doing." t)r. Brown's Services SAN FRANCISCO. April 26.—Rev. C. O. Brown reviewed the life of Jesus at the First Congregational church this morning, but made no reference to his own troubles. The cmurch was crowd ed with people, mostly strangers, who were attracted by the hope of hearing something sensational. Dr. Brown was extremely self-possessed and went through the regular church service as If nothing had occurred. When the time came for the reading of the church notices Dr. Brown read them all except the one calling for a business meeting next Monday to consfder his case and demand his resignation. This notice he turned over to Deacon Moss, who read it to the congregation. Odd Follows Celebrate STOCKTON, April 26.—The Stockton Odd Fellows celebrated the seventy seventh anniversary of the organization of the order in the country today by de votional exercises at the Central Meth odist church, and the large edifice was packed to the doors. The Rev. R. H. Sink was the speaker and devoted his time to making a show of the charita ble work of the order. The Dervish War LONDON, April 27.—The Rome dis patch to the Chronicle says: The cabi net yesterday decided against reopen ing the campaign in Abyssinia in the autumn, on the ground that such a course would be disastrous to treaty. THE HERALD LOS ANGEI.ES, MONDAY MORNING* APRIL 27, 1896. IN THE FIELD OF POLITICS Russell of Massachusetts Talks of Nomination HE LIKES THE COMPLIMENT Bat Most Positively Declines to Be a Candidate lows Republican* Had a Howling Match and Call It a Convention—No Arrests Wero Hod* Associated Press Special Wire. NEW YORK, April 26.—The World will tomorrow print the following signed statement by ex-Gov. W. E. Rus sell of Massachusetts In response to a question upon one of Its staff corre spondents: "I am greatly surprised to hear that the action of the Massachusetts con vention has attracted any special atten tion outside the state. While 1 greatly appreciated the compliment of an en dorsement by my state, I am not seek ing the nomination nor am I desirous of being the candidate, nor do I wish any movement made In any state'ln my In terest. "On the contrary, I have already ear nestly requested that no such move ment be made in any other state by friends of mine. My belief is that it Is all important that when the Chicago convention meets its delegates should be absolutely free to deliberate and act, clear of all instructions or pledges of even expressed preferences—at least, so far as lam concerned. I don't know that any movement personal to me is contemplated. if lt is, I request and insist that it should not be made. "It seems to me that our party should send its strongest men to Chicago and leave it to their good judgment, in view of the situation as it then appears, to determine what ls best to be done. "The Important thing now is to make every effort to have the Democrats take an absolutely sound position on the money question without evasion or com promise. I believe this is- of vital con sequence to the party for Its present and its future. "I am firmly of the opinion, as I have recently said, that our national plat form ought explicitly and emphatically to oppose the free coinage of silver or its compulsory purchase, or any compro mise legislation in that direction, and it ought to endorse and commend the ad ministration of President Cleveland for Its resolute work In maintaining our present gold standard and in preserv ing the credit of the nation. "I think it would be neither right nor wise to attempt to avoid or straddle this question by any ambiguous or meaningless declaration. The time has passed for that. The issue must be met and fought out." A Boston special to the World, In which the ex-governor is Interviewed at length, supplements the above state ment, tn thft rnlimp of Uii" t-*n—iam i, a says: "The position of president is one of tremendous responsibility. It involves so many things, requires so much of a man who would fill it. I doubt, yes, I doubt very much, if I would care to take up the load were it thrust upon me." "I believe that a president should go into office unfettered. Therefore, I hold firmly that I could never even be a can didate on a plat' .m that was not in accordance with my own principles. I would never consent to straddle on finance or any other public question. I should not go Into office bound by ham pering declarations, restricted in the power of veto, helpless in authority." "Would you accept a nomination'upon a platform of your beliefs?" "I don't know. I should hesitate very seriously. But this is too far ahead. I tell you In all earnestness again that "first, the Democratic party must settle those financial questions that are dis turbing the country. I don't care what other men may be doing about seeking a nomination, but of this one thing I am positive— no one shall go to the convention pledged to me and unmindful of what is best for the party and the country." A HOWLING MATCH OMAHA, Neb., April 26. —A special to the Bee from Waterloo, la., says: Tho gold standard people won a victory in Boles home county yesterday. They outnumber the silver Boies men three to two The convention was characterized by the wildest scenes. In the outset the Cleveland men captured the convention Just as the organization was perfected Chairman Scott of the central commit tee entered the hall, Ignored the pro ceedings and called another convention. Thus the two conventions proceeded In the same hall, simultaneously, each howling the other down. The disturb ance continued for more than an hour The Cleveland men then summoned sheriff law, and Marshal Klingman was brought on the scene by the white metal men. No arrests were made. Each con vention adopted resolutions on the money question, the difference being as great as possible. THE COLD WATERITES PITTSBURO, April 26.-The Prohi bition national convention to be held here the latter part of next month will be the largest ever held by that party This will be the eighth national conven tion, the first having been held in 1872 That year only four or five states were represented. This year representation has been received from every state in th Union, and in nearly every instance the full quota of delegates will be pres ent. There are a number of state con ventions yet to be held, but sufficient is known about them to warrant the as sertion that they will be fully repre sented. The railroads have made a low rate and the convention is expected to attract from 10,000 to 15,000 strangers to the city. MICHIGAN SILVERITES DETROIT, Mich., April 26.—it ap pears a foregone conclusion that Mich igan Democratic conventions to be held next week will declare for free silver nnd elect free-silver delegates at large to the national convention. Walter Meade, acting secretary of the state committee, tonight gave to the Asso ciated Press the following general re sults of the county conventions thus far held: Of .the eighty-five counties, fifty have thus far 1 elected delegates to the state convention; 713 have been elected. Of these 368 are instructed for free silver and 124 for gold; 221 are unlnstructed. IDAHO'S MEETING SALT LAKE, Utah, April 26.—The Democratic state central committee of Idaho has decided to hold the state con vention at Pocatello on June 16. to elect delegates to the Chicago convention. STATE POLITICS SAN FRANCISCO, April 2«.—The Chronicle tomorrow morning will print interviews with a number of leading Republicans of the state relative to tbe advisability of sending an instructed delegation to the St. Louis convention. The Chronicle says Its researches show that a large majority of the Republicans of California are for the nomination of ex-Gov. McKinley and deem lt advisa ble to send a delegation to the national convention pledged to his support. The gist of the interviews obtained by the Chronicle ls contained in the statement of James A. Waymire, which follows: "I am In favor of Instructing our del egation to vote for McKinley for pres ident, not first, last, and all the time, but as the choice of California, and leav ing It to their discretion to change when they find there ls no reasonable hope of success. There ls no other safe way of enabling the Republicans of the state to make known their wishes. McKinley Is the only candidate who has ever de veloped national trength. Already 430 votes have been secured by Instructions for the first ballot—votes coming from thirty-one states. He is certain to have votes from all the states, except three or four, and more than a third of the states will send instructed delegates for him. At present the Indications are that he will have 606 votes on the first ballot, enough to nominate him without California. "California now has an opportunity by Instructing her delegates for Mc ■ Klnley to ensure his nomination and thus get the credit of ending the con test. Here is a telegram just received from M. A. Hanna, who is leading the McKinley movement and is better in formed on the subject than anyone else: " 'CLEVELAND, April 26.—Hon. J. A. Waymire, San Francisco: Seven hun dred delegates have been chosen. Mc- Kinley has about 430, and by May Ist will have 430." "Now there will be 922 delegates to the national convention, of which 462 will be necessary to nominate. McKin ley will have 450 when our convention meets on May Sth. Our 8 votes will make up the majority with six to spare. We can thus put ourselves In a position to claim the honor of nominating the next president "I know Gov. McKinley will give this coast representation In the cabinet. He said it should always be represented there: that it was not good politics to do therwise, and not just to the Important interests of this great and rapidly de veloping section of the country which by reason of its vast distance from the capital is not sufficiently in touch with the government. Let us trust him in this as we are willing to do In the more Important subject of the tariff." The Time Expired WASHINGTON. April 26.-The ten days allowed the president for consider ation of the agricultural bill expired at midnight last night and that measure will become a law tomorrow without his approval. The measure contains some features that are supposed to bo objec tionable to the president, but they were not sufficient to cause him to veto the whole bill. SPANIARDS ARE SHOCKED Because Gen. Maceo's Insurgents Break Through the Trocha Gomez Cease* to Bo Commander-in-Chief. The Filibuster Bermuda Loads-Dygert Will Ask nimm NEW YORK, April 26.-A dispatch to the Herald from Havana says: General Macco has given the Spaniards a shock by sending Bermudez and Sainz across the trocha with a thousand men. The Cuban leader has himself not tried to cross tho fifteen-mile barricade of trenches, fences and forts, which the captain-general has thrown up through the narrow portion of Cuba to Imprison the dreaded Cuban cavalry leader in the eastern end of the island and force him to surrender or fight 40,000 Spanish troons with his half-naked and hungry fol lowers. GOMEZ RETIRES. MADRID, April 26.—Havana advices state that Callxto Garcia has .been ap pointed commander-in-chief of the in surgents by Maximo Gomez, who In tbe future will promote the rebel cause in another capacity. ARMS FOR THE CUBANS. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 26.— The steamship Bermuda arrived in port at 0 oclock tonight, and anchored in mid stream immediately opposite the Clyde docks. Tugs having a covered marge in tow loaded with arms and ammuni tion at once put out for the steamer. Tbe barge was taken to the far side of: the steamer and concealed from view of the city. Hoisting machinery was at once set to work unloading boxes from the barge to the Bermuda. This was com pleted about 11 o'clock. Six large life boats capable of holding fifty men each which arrived a short time ago from New York were also put aboard the Bermuda. In the meantime the Cubans in the city took about llfty Cubans tn the docks, where they were transported in launches and rowboata to the steamer. Many others are reported to have been on board when the Bermuda arrived. The Bermuda will sail ostensibly for Ber muda. DYGERT'S CASE TAMPA, Fla., April 26.— W. G. Dy gert of Greenwood, 111., arrived here this afternoon from Cuba, where he has just been released from prison. He has been confined two months exactly. Dygert left Tampa February 13, without get ting a passport. He went into Havana on February 2:1. He wfta arrested in the province of Havana and placed in pris on at Gulnes. The only charge against him was that a Spanish soldier found an old gun near the place where he was ar rested. It was of very ancient make and no cartridges are now made to fit its caliber. He was given several so-called examinations, permission to write to friends or tlie United States consul was refused, but when he was searched the soldiers failed to discover several hun dred dollars in paper money concealed on his person. Soon after his incarcera tion he bribed a guard to report his case to the American consul, paying $20, $80 to b paid on receipt of information that the case had been reported. Oif March 20 the guard handed him a piece of Spanish newspaper from which he learned that the case had been re ported. March 2Sth Consul Williams notified him that his release had been requested. April 23d he was carried to Havana and taken before a judge at 9 oclock and in formed that if he would sign a paper written In Spanish he would be released, so he refused. Consul Williams cam ? down about 10 oclock and his release was effected. Dygert says that during the time he was in prison he was con fined in a room about 16 by 18 feet. Thir ty-two Tither prisoners were in the same room. The drinking water was awful and kept him sick most of the time. The food was scarce, and of a decidedly poor quality. Dygert is a placer miner from Idaho, and was simply out to see the south during the winter months when he could not work. After he arrived in this city he decided to see something of the tropics and concluded to go to Cuba and did not care to experience the delay necessary to get a passport. He will lay his case before the state department and ask that action be taken aa soon as possible for damages against the Spanish government. THE WAR IN MATABELELAND The Natives Display Both Bold*, ness and Skill A FIERCE BATTLE FOUGHT The Natlrei Are Driven Back but Not Defeated Meantime Provisions Grew Scarce at Bulu wayo, mat Anxiety Increases la the Beleaguered Settlement Associated Press Speolal Wire. CAPE TOWN, April 2«.—The news of Saturday's events fn Buluwayo show that the Matabeles are displaying great boldness and energy in the pursuit of their purpose to surround the town com pletely and cut off all communication with the outside world. On Saturday morning lt was found Jhat the hostile forces of natives had surrounded the town on the north, east and west, their ranks being much too close to the, town, ta allow of any free dom of action by those within. Their lines were being energetically extend ed In both directions and threatened to close in on the south and cut oft com munication with Mangwe and Mafe klng. The pickets of the enemy were f ovijmi to be In no case beyond four miles distant from the Buluwayo lines and they were giving evidences of their im proved knowledge of military strategy over that displayed In the war of Loben gula, by the way tn which they were throwing up rude fortifications and earthwork protections beyond which the native warriors could resist the charge of the whites. They threatened thus to work an approach to the town which was speedily putting the place in jeopardy. Immediate steps were per ceived to be necessary to dislodge the lines ot the enemy and drive them back. A column for attack was hastily formed, consisting of 100 white, 100 Cape "boys" and 100 natives. They were supplied with one Maxim and one Hotchklss rapid fire gun and were placed In com mand of Capt. MacFarlane. They were speedily ready for an offensive move ment, and thus commanded and equipped they sallied forth from the Buluwayo defenses at 7 oclock on Sat urday morning, northeasterly. In the di rection of Umguza river. They had proceeded only about five miles on this course, advancing cautiously, with scouts In advance and outriders on each side, wdten the enemy opened the at tack. The Matabele force numbered not less than 3000, and their attack was eager and well directed. The column from Buluwayo was just crossing a small stream, a tributary of the Umguza, when the attack opened. Overwhelming odds, ten to one, were hurled upon the little column and drove it back by mere weight of numbers and the advance parties were glad to re treat In haste across the stream. This retrograde movement warn however, in sued order, ana ftgnting"a« they went, thus drawing the enemy across the liver. The Matabeles advanced upon the lit tle band in formidable array. Their line extended in a crescent formation, the horns of the crescent advancing to the front, creeping and writhing like a treacherous serpent, seeking to enclose its prey and surround lt In its coils. The long, straggling line extended a distance of over three miles, with wide Intervals between the men in line, ex cept in the parts where they closed in in expectation of a hand to hand con flict. Many came on, brandishing their assegais and shields and giving? forth fierce yells. In true savage fashion. As the howling savages closed In on the column they afforded an excellent tar get for tho sweeping discharge of the rapid-fire guns. The engagement which ensued was a hard and desperate one. The Bulu wayo force kept the river In their im mediate front. The firearms did heavy execution among the hostile natives as they rushed up the opposite bank. This only partly checked their fierce on slaught, and many gained the side on which the whites stood. These were charged by the troopers and cut down or driven back into the stream. When the Matabeles in front were finally driven back they were seen to have sustained a heavy loss. The little river was dyed a dark crimson with the blood of the victims of the Maxim gun. One observer counted forty dead lying in a small circuit close to the column. The whites had been hotly engaged in front, and when they succeeded in re pulsing the attack they found more work waiting for them. The advanced ends of the enemy's line then got under their Hanks and they found squares of howling black men in their rear when they turned their attention in that di ■ rectlon. This came near proving a greater peril than the onslaught from the front, but it was luckily deferred until the first attack had been repulsed and the forces of the Matabeles weaken ed there . But for the open nature of the ground toward Buluwayo, the encir cling tactics of the enemy would cer tainly have succeeded agaist the small force opposed to them. As It was, it was possible to perceive their movements and move accordingly, and the open ground gave free play for the Maxim, wnich was employed also in that di rection with deadly effect. The losses sustained by the whites were: Killed-H. Ct. Whltehouse, C. Gordon and B. Parsons. The exact number of wounded is not stated. 1 he rapid-fire sun is thought to ha\ c saved the day for the whites hevond question. The losses sustained, in view of the force of the attacking party and the fact that they were aetually'oui flanked, is considered small, and the whites are considered lucky to have come off so well. They retired upon the conclusion of the fight, but they were in possession of the field when they did so. Although the attacking party came off without any very heavy losses, they did not drive the Matabeles. but simply re pulsed their attack. The hostile linos are practically as near to Buluwayo as possible and lt is thought that only a part of the Matabeles who are beleag uering Buluwayo were engaged In yes terday's light. It is clear that the sor tie has been effectual in preventing the advance of the Matabeles to the south of Buluwayo, whicli is the outcome most feared. The uneasiness here regarding the situation in the hard-pressed settle ment is uabated, and about the only agreeable factor is that telegraphic communication ls still open. The administrator there announces that the town still has provisions for twenty days. The supplies on the way from Mafeklng are expected to arrive before that period expires. But their arrival at all depends upon many contin gencies. It Is very much feared that the relief column may be attacked. If the supplies were not captured In such a case they would certainly be delayed. The same thing would happen If the lne of communication were cut off and some point of It strongly held. The best speed the relief column can make with out hostile obstruction will not bring lt to Buluwayo until lt is urgently needed. The administrator at Buluwayo ls do ing all In his power to Increase his stock and to provide against the contingency of delay of the relief from Mafeklng. He has ordered that all passenger ser vice be stopped In order to enable the coaches from the south to be used for bringing in the available supply of meal. It is also said that an arrangement has been made with a friendly chief for fur ther supplies, and these, It ia hoped, will tide over the needs of the community until they are better provided for. An official dispatch forwarded here from Mafeklng says that up to the present time all ls well within the column. LONDON, April 27. — The Chronicle publishes an Interview with Major-Gen eral Sir Frederick Carrlngton, who ls just departing for South Africa to take charge of the military forces there. General Carrlngton gave lt as his decided opinion that there would be no fighting except such as is going on now with the Matabeles. AN IRATE FEMALE Aa Indian Territory Druggist Now Wishes Ha Hadn't ARDMORE, 1.T., April 26.—Miss Lau ra White haa created a sensation here by publicly horsewhipping Prof. Lynn, a druggist, because he had charged her with theft. Miss White, who Is an or phan, boarded with the Lynns. tin closing his establishment for the night, Lynn took the contents of the cash drawer, $210, home and placed it under his pillow. He forgot the money next morning and when he made a search for it later in the day could not find lt. He had a warrant issued and caused Miss White, as well as her trunk, to be searched. The money was not found. About 5 oclock In the afternoon Miss White, accompanied by a lady friend, borrowed a horsewhip and proceeded up Main street. Reaching the drug store she seized Lynn by the arm with one hand and proceeded to vigorously ply the whip. Three stunning blows were administered before friends could interfere and stop the irate woman. Both Prof. Lynn and Miss White are highly respected and have lived here since the opening of the territory. BUILDING BY MOONLIGHT Ambitious Cripple Creekers Go Promptly to Work No Outside Help Is Needed te Cars for tbe Homeless Nor to Rebuild tbs Town CRIPPLE CREEK. Col.. April 26.— Already the work of rebuilding the burn ed district has begun, and tonight by the light of the full moon nails are be ing driven in many houses. At a meeting of the city council last night a resolution was passed allowing the erection ot temporary buildings within the fire limits, with the provision that all must he removed within sixty days to give place to buildings of stone and brick. This morning, as soon as the debris had cooled sufficiently, the work of clearing was commenced and before nightfall fully twenty-five build ings were under way, and quite a num ber were occupied. The first to open Its doors for business was a dance hall, and the second a saloon, but other branches of business were soon represented. With 3000 people rendered homeless In a day. of course, lodging-houses are in greatest demand, and many of these are rapidly progressing. Fortunately the weather Is remarkably fine, so that sleeping In the open air do«s not entail suffering, and few ha ye been compelled to do t 1 is. The best of order prevails. Hundreds of special policemen are on duty guard ing t':e thousands of dollars' worth of property of stores and private houses from the raids of pilferern. One of the first steps taken this morn ing byf the business men of the place was the organization of a relief committee to look after the destitute. At an early hour telegrams began coming in to the mayor from cities and towns in the state, offering financial aid. These were turned over to the committee, who re piled with thanks, declining the kindly offers. Cripple Creek will take care of her own. It is not believed that this will be difficult, for there Is work today for every man able to wield a shovel or a hammer. Mayor Steele prepared the following proclamation for the Associated Press this afternoon: "To the General Public: Committees have been appointed, composed of the most energetic business men of Cripple, and resolutions have been adopted whereby the entire burnt district or" eight blocks will be rebuilt as fast as money and labor can do so. We believe we can take of our homeless people with out outside assistance. Everything Is quiet, and the citizens are seeing that order prevails. (Signed) "HUGH R. STEELE. Mayor." Today the work of opening safes and vaults began and in most cases the con tents were found to be intact. The steel lined vault of the postofflce had to be blown open with dynamite, but the val uable government property was safe. A vast amount of mall matter, estimat ed at from 25,000 to 85,000 pieces, was a\!l destroyed, as well as the furniture of the otlice. The aggregate loss will not fall short of $1,000,000. Among the heavier losses are: Straus Clothing Company. $28, --000; Boynton Bros., clothing, $20,000; Weyand Bros,, clothing, $25,000; Golden Eagle Dry Goods Company, $15,000; P. L. Thorson & Co., 135,000; Falrley Bros. & Lampman. furniture. $40,000; Topic theatre, $23,000; Sunday Herald, $8000; J. A. Council, brick block. $8000; Morn ing Times. $3000; Boston Store, $18,000; C. Lewis & Co.. liquors. $l!i,000; Watts Mer cantile Company, grocers. $21,000; Con gregational church, $5000: John Nolan, building, $20,000; John Conlon, Chicago building, $10,000. Insurance was light in many cases, there being none on account of the high rate charged, tbe greater number of buildings being of wood. English Wheat Market LONDON. April 26.—The weather during the past week has been change able, although mostly seasonable and the crop accounts received are good. In the market wheat was weaker on Amer ican advices and the spring weather. Trade was slow, but offerings were light and there was no pressure to sell. California wheat arrived w»as quoted at 27s 9d. Parcels were steady. Spot was steady. Flour was hard to sell. Armenian Fears —— LONDON. April 26.—A dispatch to the Daily News from Constantinople says that about 200 leading Armenians have been arrested at Moush, and the embassy fears an outbreak of new trou bles at Sassoun. Will Make No Reply WASHINGTON, April 26.—Secretary Carlisle when seen tonight said he did not desire to make any repply to Gov. Altgeld'a open letter of yesterday crit icising his Chlcag "v CITY PRICE, PER SINOLE COPY, j CBNTS ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, g CENTS DEATH AND DESTRUCTION Spread Abroad by a Cyclone io Kansas FIVE ARE KILLED OUTRIGHT Three Persona Are Fatally and Sere** teen Seriously Injured The Wounded Lie All Night, Pinned Down by Debris and Drenched by the Heavy Rale Associated Press Special Wire. KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 26.—X Special to the Times from Topeka says: Five person at least were killed out right, three fatally and seventeen more or less seriously injured, and great de struction of property was wrought by a cyclone which passed over Clay county last night. The dead are: Frank Patterson, wife and child. Mrs. Ole. Halverson. The Injured belong to the families of John Morris, F. Welkin, Peter Ander son an H. Gardner. Passengers on the Rock Island train from the north this afternoon brought partial details of the cyclone. It start ed about six miles south of Clifton and went in a northeasterly direction for twelve of fifteen miles, then lost Its force by spreading. It passed about half way between Clifton and Morganvllle. Its track varied from 150 yards to a quarter of a mile in width. It tore through a farming community and left nothing standing. Houses and barns were wrecked, trees torn up and broken, fences leveled and haystacks blown in every direction. The cyclone was fol lowed by a terrific rainstorm which lasted several hours, flooding the devas tated district. Thecyclone took the people unawares. There had been Indications of a heavy rain all day, with local showers, but no body expected a storm. So far as learned the victims were In their houses and the most of them had re tired. The storm struck Peter Ander son's house at 9:30 oclock. This was about a mile from the starting point. The house was demolished In an In stant. Every member of the Anderson family was injured. When they had ex tricated themselves from the debris they discovered that Anderson's grand child was missing. The dead body of ths child was found this morning in a ravine half a mile away. It evidently had been carried there by the wind. Anderson alarmed the neighbors who lived out of the track of the storm and search was made for the victims, but little headway was made In the rain. Couriers were sent to Clifton and Mor ganvllle for doctors, but it was day light before they arrived and the ex tent of the Injury and damage was not known. At noon today it was thought that all tha victims had been found. A large number of cattle and horses were killed, and fruit In the storm track was ruined. It ls Impossible at this time to estimate the damage to buildings and other property. Heartrending tales of suffering arc told by persons who visited the scene of the storm. Many of the Injured lay all .night pipned down by wreckage or paralyzed in the mud, (while others crawled or hobbled across the country to neighbors' houses. In several In stances people wero lifted Into the air by the cyclone and carried for a dis tance and then suddenly dropped.Bulld ings were lifted up and then hurled to the ground with force enough to de molish them. The wife and daughter of John. Morris were reading when th« shock came. The house was divided. The women managed to get out, when the wind picked them up, carried them 200 yards and let them down safely on a pile of straw just away from the storm's track. The people for miles around today gathered at the different points where damage had been done and rendered as sistance In every possible way. The con ductor on the Rock Island train said that the track of the storm looked like a piece of ground which had been lev eled with a roller. Half a dozen tele graph poles were torn down where tha cyclone crossed the road. Telegraphic communication between Topeka and Clifton was cut off from the hour of the storm until 9 oclock this morning. It is said much damage was done In the vi cinity of Palmer, Washington county, but the details cannot be learned, the number killed In last night's cyclone at eight. There are rumors of other deaths south and west of Clifton, and lt is feared that when communication with the stricken towns is re-established that the loss of life w ill be shown to have been great. The wires to many points are down .and bu tmeagre details are ob tainable at midnight. The pecuniary loss west of Clifton at one point is esti mated at $20,000, indicating that tha total loss will aggregate hi#i. The Journal correspondent gives tha following list of killed: Frank Peterson, wife and one '.laugh ter. Ell Balthazar and wife. Julius Trembly. Jesse Ham. Mrs. Halberson. Injured—Daughter of Frank Petetv son; cannot live. Frank Wilkinson; cannot live. Entire family of John Morris, badly mangled. Six children of Eli Balthazar, more o* less injured. ARBITRATION OFFERS Salisbury Can Qet Down Without dreatlr Humbling Himself CHICAGO. April 26.—The Times- Herald's Washington special says: Lord Salisbury now has before him for con sideration an Informal proposition from President Cleveland of a treaty of gen eral arbitration of all matters In dis pute between the I'nited States and Great Britain, and of all disputes be tween either of these powers and any other power In which the good offices ot the other government has been ten« dered. The meaning of this Is that the pres ident has offered the British premier st general scheme of arbitration to em brace the Venezuelan question, but without reference thereto by name, thus affording a method in which Lord} Salisbury may reach a settlement of that vexing dispute without too dl recftly humbling his pride. To this proposal, made some time ago, after • series of fruitless negotiations along other lines, no reply has yet been r»« Careless Switching DATTON, Ohio, April 26,—Five coal ears in the C. H. and D. yards dashed Into the union depot at 9 oclock tonight, striking a sleeper on the eastbound Pennsylvania express. C. O. Grief of Cleveland was killed and Phillip Nettat! of New York had his leg broken. Hlrsch's Estate PARIS, April 21—The Baroness ia Hirsch haa presented 10,000 francs fas] distribution among the poor of Paris. ,