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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. ,

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