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DEATH IN ITSTRAIL
A Tornado Causes Terrible Havoc
in lie South
THE LOSS OF LIFE NOT YET KNOWN
Ponrtccn Killed ami loO Injured
it JHriniiizhaiii Ala
GREAT PROPERTY DAMAGE
Vnjrue neportN of DlKaKtcr Received
rrcmi Other IoIntH in the Storm
Iulli nthorlties Tnlliiyr JIfn
ureM to 1rcicnt ActN tif A anilnllNiu
BIRMINGHAM Ala March 25 A tor
nado swept up this alley a little before
noon today and cut a path 150 ards wide
through a part of the city T vo hundred
houses were wrecked fourteen persons
In this clt were Killed and about 130 In
jured Of the latter seernl will die
Reports from the surrounding country
will swell the total of casualties consid
erably Smaller places in the path of the
storm suffered terribly
At 40 oclock this morning a huge
black cloud was seen rolling eastward by
the citizens living on the South High
lands a residence portion of the city
The sky darkened quickly and fearing a
downpour people sought their homes to
escape the rain Then was heard a crack
ling noise like a fast freight train on a
downgrade and the tornado was upon
the city
It was in a spiral form and cut a path
just about 150 jards wide It dipped and
seemed to take cery other house After
the wind had passed oer the rain began
falling in torrents Trees and all wires
poles posts and other things were swept
away like feathers
As soon as the storm had passed over
the alley the work of relieving the in
jured began A general fire alarm was
turned in though there was no fire and
the entire police force was summoicd
The fire department went to work under
Chief J T Mullin getting the dead and
injured ojt from under the debris
TWO HirSMlLD 1IOMLS WRECKED
The storm destroyed more than two
hundred homes the grtater part of which
were occupied by negro families Dr G
C Chapman a prominent phjslcian
alighted from his buggy seeing the heavy
clouds and went Into Minters grocery
store on the Highlands to escape the
drenching rain The store was torn down
and the doctor was killed as was AV P
Dickerson who was with him
Dr R V llobley another phjslclm
was on the Highlands responding to a call
when the wind came along and picked his
horse and buggy up and tumbled them
over and over The doctor lies in a pre J
carious condition
The home of the Hon Robert J Lowe
State Chairman of the Democratic party
was shattered like an eggshell His wife
and infant son were killed Instantly Tho
residence of rrof Frederick I Grambs
was torn apart and his wife and mother-in-law
hurt The fire department rescued
-Mrs AV H Thomas mother of a promi
nent real estate agent from the ruins of
her homo She died later
PBtCACTIONS AG lINSt A ANDALISM
Major AV II Drennen was on the
scene shortly after the storm and im
mediately established headquarters in the
stricken part of the city The military
companies were called out and a guard
placed over that territory to prevent
depredations The following Is the list of
dead
nil c c ciurinv
MRS HOllFllT J U0VF and Infant son
daughter of D 11 Hudson a
prominent commission raereliant
W I MChhllSOV relative of Dr Chapman
HUE W il THOMAS
J ALEXAMJEIt grocery merchant
Negroes
F MARO collector of Mutual Benefit Associa
tion of Molte
MviGIE ULLMNS
MRIHE HUDSON
LIZZIE fiOODUE
F STKADMIUC
LIZZIE GLUtV
UnVnon carpenter colored
The fatally hurt are
Mrs D B McLaughlin Mrs
Mrs J Iergnn -Mrs iiylu n
R P
Irof
Thomas
Grambti
mother-in-law and Came Hin colored
The injured some of whom may die
Include
John Dillon J E Minlor Hambright Dtthro
child of Mrs Mebaujrhlin Mrs Stephens L L
Bolton Mrs Kates and daughter Mrs P G
Fchae fer and baby Mr and Mrs Duerr W
Doerr Mrs Joel E Ciacopazzi Mrs Jane Lane
I rank hrimky white Albert Glenn Carrie U
morc Dare Elmore Lougine Martin llchca
Curry Jim Wilson Ned Thomb Lee Iliehardson
f arah Time ate and many other negroes
THE COURSE OF THE STORM
The storm did not strike the St AIncent
Hospital which stands on n little hill
just in front of the valley through which
the storm passed Had this gone down
there w ould probably hav e been 200 or 30
more killed ard wounded From Bir
mingham the fctorm swept on to Jrondale
Mx miles cast of the city where It con
tinued to play havoc Twenty five build
ings including a big brick store were
demolished In the store were four white
men and AV G Gardner a negro carpen
ter Avho was killed outright Murck
Triplctt Clay Gore and AVI11 Gardner
were fatally hurt Two negro children
of Clarence Hunter were also killed at
Jrondale while a dozen whites and blacks
were more or less hurt
At Cleveland a suburb three miles west
of the city the storm tore down fences
and uprooted trees Mrs George Hall
was truck by lightning and liJJiuniiy
Ulletl
At Pratt City North Birmingham Ens
Icy Green Springs Avondaie Wnodlavvn
and Gate City suburbs the wind tore off
roofs and destroyed outhouses
A mags meeting has been called for to
morrow at noon when the matter of re
Wwt
lieving thoe in need will bo taken up
Major Drennan with his forces are in the
stricken part of the citi dealing out food
and rations to those In need The major
gave out a statement this afternoon eas
ing that It would be deflnitelv decided to
morrow at the miss meeting whether or
not help from outside will be requested
He sajs that no less than 2000 people are
affected bj the storm Ten blocks in the
cltv were passed over by the storm and
of this number five of them are totalis
destrojed
The militii and police tonight are pre
venting anj thieving and other depreda
tions in the stricken ellttrict
SMvLLLI TOS CUT Oil
It is Impossible to hear anj thing from
Weems and Trussvillc small places tif
tecn miles east of the cltv It is rumored
that a dozci people have been killed In
those places The telegraph companies
have no wires to that point and messen
gers must be awaited
Tho major of the city lite this after
noon stated that he had information that
there were fourteen dead in the city
proper and one hundred and fifty injured
several of v horn could not posslblj re
cover He said that as far as he could
see and from the Indications of the re
sponse to be made by the citizens to
morrow he is of the opinion that those
who have been stricken will get assist
ance as much as is necessarv at home It
Is impossible tonight to figure up the
uamage done tefpropertj bv the storm
Pratt City a mining suburb had a dou
ble experience with the storm At I
oclock the wind struck there and tore
off the roofs of the Tennessee Coal
Iron and Railroad Companjs commissary
and several other buildings
Three hours later the storm returned
and wiped up a dozen buildings and un
roofed the new high school building and
nearly cv ery church In the place No one
was killed though several were severely
Injured
The city has been flooded all day with
telegraph messages making inquiry as to
the safety of relatives
COLUMBIA S C March 25 A tor
nado passed through Florence and Darl
ington Counties late this evening Its ex
tent cannot be ascertained tonight but
passengers on Incoming trains report that
trees and houses In the path or the wind
were leveled
Mr and Mrs George McCown were
crushed In their home near Darlington
Many negro cabins were destroved
DAMAGE DONE IN GEORGIA
A Train Blown 1rom the Track by
the Tornado
CHATTANOOGA Tenn March 23 Tlie
tornado which swept over this section
and which was most felt at Birmingham
Ala today plajed havoc down the line
of the Chattanooga Rome and Southern
Railway
Just below Rome Ga at Sliver Creek
and Llndalc the damage was great
Thousands of feet of telegraph and tele
phone wires are down cattle killed and
a number of people reported killed and
missing Tarm houses depots mills and
other buildings were blown away and
railroad traffic delajed
The extent of the daimge cannot be
accurately ascertained as communication
has not been restored
COLUMBUS Ga March 23 -A torna lo
struck a Central of Georgia passsngr
train two miles below Buena Aista Ga
this afternoon and blew it from the
track
The engine was derailed and several
cars were turned over on an embank
ment The train was traveling fifteen
miles an hour No one was killed and
there were only a few slight injuries
among trainmen and passengers
At Cusseta Ga a church was blown
down
SNOW STORMS IN THE WEST
Man Trnlim
Blocked In eliniHkn
OMAHA March 23 A dozen trans
continental trains on the various lines in
Nebraska are snowbound tonight and sev
seral hundred eastbound passengers for
New York and intermediate points are
Indefinitely delajed The roads hope to
get the trains moving bj tomorrow
President Burt of the Union Peciflc was
on one of the stalled trains near Ogallala
on his way home from a trip to Salt Lake
City AVith him were other company offi
cials The helped shovel their train
clear The Burlington line to Billings will
be opened by the middle of the night and
trains running as usual
There Is no trouble on the St Paul and
Omaha road The Rock Island train from
Denver to avoid snow banks has gone
east by part of tio Kansas City Line of
the Union Pacific and St Joseph A train
Ins been made up at Fairbury to come
via Omaha and run on to Chicago
Reports show that the storm Is severe
today along the northern border of Kan
sas und Is likely to Interfere with traffic
on the Kansas division of the Union Pa
cific as it hab with the Rock Island In
the same locality unless the snow turns
Into n rain
That storm was worth 1000000 an
hour said General Manager BIdwell of
the Elk Horn At least that Is the way
I figure It he added Of course the
heavy snow storm has caused consider
able discomfort and delajed trains but
they will all e running on time In a short
while and then the people of the West
will be smiling because the ground has
received such n good drenching from the
melting snow
The heaviest snow reported to the rail
wajs at this was at Deadwood where
it averaged thirty inches on the level and
drifted in places fifty feet deep Along
the line of the Elk Horn and Burlington
to the northwest there was a gre t deal
of sand mixed with the snow which
caused more troublo than the snow did
as it was heavier to move
The Elk Horn train which left Omaha
got through to Deaelwood befon
It liad encountered the worst part of the
storm but It was twelve hours late Train
No 15 which left Omihi and Missouri
Aralley on Sundaj afternoon did not try
to get farther west than Long Pine
where it started bick
On this line the track between Long
Pine and Chadron was blocked all of
Sundaj and during last night but It was
expected that It will be opened this after
noon
The Union Pacific made up and sent out
a stub train this afternoon to care for
its leical business for 130 miles or so west
of this city
Tile Liiiuncli of the Mtumroclc II
LONDON March 25 A Glasgow de
spatch sajs next week has been provis
ionally fixed on for the launch of tho
Fhamrock II from the jurds of Denny
Brothers
AVhcre It Jouelie It Heals
Zcma Cura pofiUirrh e urcs czcma and all bltin
diseases At all drug stores
MR STONEHOUSES DEATH
Tlie Pallure to IleMtore Oreler lllame il
for the Murder
PEKIN March 25 Two missionaries
Owen and Diggan belonging to tire Lon
don Mission started today to recover the
of Stonehouse the missionary who
was murdered list Saturday while cross
ing a ferry In Tungan district sixty
miles soutli of Pekln
The perpetrators 6t the crime were A
band of robbers who were implicated in
tho Boxer movement This murder il
lustrates the dangerous condition of the
surrounding country The local officials
A eafe deposit boi insure apalnst low by the ft
or jlrr 3 je ar up Imon Trust Storage Co7
mi r -
PRESSURE FROM THE CZAR
An Emphatic Refusal of China
Appeal for a
The Time for Mcnliic of the
Itiiichllrinii AKrei ment Not Hx
tended A iccroj n Irse He Jeetlon
iif the Trent j Position
LONDON March 20 A despatch to the
Times from Iekin sajs tint M De
Glers the Russian Minister has returned
with an emphatic refusal a copy of a
telegram from the Court Imploring an
extension of the term for the signing cf
the Manchurian Convention and the fur
ther amendment thereof
SHANGHAI March 25 The Vloroys
arc still vigorous opposing the ratifica
tion of the Russo Chinese convention re
garding Manchuria TheAicerojs of Can
ton and Nankins arc leading the opposi
tion
Sheng Director of Railwajs and Tele
graphs had interviews jesterday witli the
British American Japanese and Trenqh
Consuls and urged them to oppose the
treaty
N
AH fear that the ratification of the con
vention will mean the beginning of the
partition of the Umpire Local business
is at a standstill
As a final concession before the expira
tion tomorrow of the time limit fixed by
Russia for the signing of the Manchurian
Treaty the Russian Government his the
Chinese Minister at St Petersburg tele
graphs expunged Article Al which de
prived China of foreign military and
naval instruction in the northern prov
inces
PEKIN March 23 At the memorial and
burial services of the missionaries mas
sacred at Paoting fu which occurred on
Saturday and Sunday an organization of
tne highest Chinese officials was formed
to entertain the foreigners attending
They acted as hosts provided food and
attended the ceremonies AVith hundreds
of others of Chinese they made obeisance
in honor of the dead They also bore the
expense of the burial Trench and Ger
man bands and two or three Chinese
bands were present besides detachments
of troops and the several foreign com
manders The Catholics contributed flow
ers arid shrubs and as the scene of the
ceremonies was some distance from the
city they erected booths along the route
from which they served tea to those tak
ing part in the procession -
Tho new troubles which have come to
China and Korea hav e excited intense in
terest in Government circles but It was
not believed until jesterday that the
United States would be drawn Into them
In any wav American official concern in
the agreement between Russia and China
for the transfer of Manchuria to Russian
control has been confined to the hope that
the Czars Government would not compel
the Chinese peace plenipotentiaries to
sign the compact There have been no
representations on the subject to Russia
and the negative answer returned bj Sec
retary to Chinas appeal fqr Amer
ican influence to prevent the execution of
the Manchurian Convention was strictly
informal
In ievv of Russias repeated assurances
that she would not make anj concession
ary arrangements with China without the
concurrence of the other Powers this
Government felt that it could not ques
tion her good faith In the Manchurian
matter
But the dismissal bv tlie Emperor of
Korea of McLcavy Brown the English
Director General of Korean customs has
furnished a reason for American objec
tion to Russias attempt to get the upper
hand in the Far East and while so far
no change has taken place In the atti
tude of the United States concerning Man
churia It is likely that Mr Browns re
moval will furnish tne opportunity of
making representations designed to have
Russia understand that this country must
be considered a party In the settlement
of the new Eastern question
Mr Browns removal Is regarded with
disfavor the Unlte el States and Korea
has been so informed If today the last
day of the time given by Russia to China
for signing the Manchurian agreement
the Chinese plenipotentiaries affix their
signatures the Government may take ty
direct means of ascertaining what Russia
Intends to do by calling the attention of
the authorities at St Petersburg to the
adherence given by Russia to the princi
ple that one Power shall make no private
arrangement with China unless all the
other Powers consent
Confirmation of the report that
Brown had been dismissed came
to the State Department yesterday In a
telegram from Horace N Allen Unlte el
States Minister at Seoul who said In hls H
despatch that Mr Browns removal had
placed American interests in jeopardj
and he had so informed the Emperor of
Korea The Government approves Mr
Allens course and It Is probable that his
remonstrance to the Emperor will be
backed up by an official communication
from AVashlngton although at this time
all the reasons which Induced Mr Allen
to object arc not known here
It Is realized In AVashlngton however
that the large American interests In
Korea which were regarded as safe
under the administration of Mr Brown
aro now placed in danger through his
dismissal There can be no doubt that
the suspicion prevails In official circles
here that Russia secured his displace
ment and that this Is the first step toward
complete Russian ascendaney In the
Hermit Kingdom The large Investments
of American capital In Korea would
prove of little value It Is believed here
if the countrj passeel under the control
of a European nation and for that rea
son and the additional one thit the
United States Is quite as much opposed
to the territorial ellsintegratlon of Korea
as It is to a similar disposition of China
the dismissal of Brown will be
used as a basis for an attempt to secure
an unequivocal understanding as to what
Russia Intends to do
are forbidden to use nttlve troops to
maintain order -and hens they are help
less and in the present case they are not
responsible
The allied Powers hive already divided
a large part of the province of Chi 11 into
spheres which are noralually under for
eign control but the troops are not suffi
cient to maintain posts in the cities and
other places In the districts or to protect
missionaries visiting converts and secur
ing Indemnities for losses sustained by
converts i
Mr Stonehouse traveled without an es
cort through a turbulent sjectlon of the
countrj The missionaries hold that his
murder shows clearlythe mistake of the
foreign Towers in refusing to Include in
tlie indemnity to be elcmaiale a list of
the losses of conv erts jvho suffered
through their connection with the foreign
ers i
blr Ernest Sitovv the British Minister
has been especially emphatic In protest
ing against indemnifying the converts
through the aid of the foreign Powers
The missionaries are thus left to nrrange
matters by consultation with local of
ficials who generally art ready to meet
their desires espoclally those1 of the Brit
ish and American missionaries
The people in the Tungan district have
already suffered considerably from the
expeditions of Germnn and other troops
who have deminded money and com
mandeered clothing and food This has
Increased the antipathy ot the people and
made difficult the attempts to obtain legit
imate redress made b the missionaries
for the native Church This failure to
mike complete arrangements for the res
toration of order and for the Just settle
ment of all eiuestlons resulted In the mur
der
DELAREY SEVERELY DEFEATED
The Boer General Lofes Ills Gnnn
nnd AYngoitS
LONDON March 23 General Kitch
ener In a despatch to the AVar Office
dated Pretoria March 23rsajs
Babingtons force including Shek
letons column attacked Dclarcy
1600 strong southwest of Ventersdorp
and having defeated him followed him
up rapidly with the result that the
Boer rear guard was driven in and
their convoy including guns was cap
tured at Vaalbank
Our troops dlsplaj td gTeat gal
lantry They captured two
one pompon six Maxims 320
rounds of 15 pounder ammunition 15
040 rounds of small arm ammunition
160 rifles 53 wagons 24 -carts and 140
prisoners Our losses were slight
Many Boers were Rilled or wound
ed KITCHENER
LONDON Slarch 26 According to the
Times Johannesburg correspondent
General De AVet has been appointed
hoofd commandant of the Boers Fhlllp
Botha was appointed to succeed him as
fighting general but he Botha was
killed the other at De ornberg
There is nothing to Indicate whether
the new appointment Involves General De
AVets withdrawal from active leadership
in the field He is supposed to now be
with Gen Louis Botha north of the Dcl
agoa Bay Rallwaj line
Philip Botha was represented as being
General De AVets right hand man and a
leader of whom foreign officers entertain
the highest opinion
A telegram from Bloemfojteln sajs that
General Thornj croft ha5taken 3000
horses 3000 cattle
De AWtsdom
and lf000 sheep Into
A TREATY RUMOR DENIED
Gerinnny I Id t lruinUe England
Irotent
LONDON March 20 The Berlin corre
spondent of the Standard saj s the
American statement to the effect that
Germany promised England to support a
protest against the annultment of the
Clayton Bulwer Treaty Is seml officlally
denied
It Is added that the rumor was
started for the purpose of making mis
chief
A DARK CELL FOR LUCCHESI
The Vnnre IiUt to lie Subjected to
stricter Discirilliie
AlENNA March 23 It is reported that
Lucchesi the anarchist who assassinated
Empress Elizabeth and who was sen
tenced to Imprisonment for life has been
troublesome lately He has repeatedly
threatened to munler the warders of the
prison where he is confined nnd he is
continually cursing them
The court at Geneva the crime was
committed in Svv itzerland has according
ly ordereel that the prisoner be subjected
to stricter discipline He will be placed
again In a subterranean cell into which
no daylight penetrates und he will be
supplied with bread nnd water through a
revolving door no one entering his cell
EOR SECULAR EDUCATION
Trench Ileimtlen Adopt Article XIV
of the AMNiielationn Hill
PARIS March 23 TUi Chamber of
Deputies today after a lively discussion
In which Prime Minister
declared that tho Government would
regard the question as one of confidence
adopted Articlo XlV of the Associations
bill which practically alms at prevent
ing education by religio bodies
The vote was 318 in favor of the article
to 229 against it
The principal feature of the debate was
a speech by M Leon Bourgeois who ac
cused the Christian Brothers the largest
corporation of teachers in tlie countrj
of fostering hatred among their fellow
citizens He quoted from their textbooks
to show that they justifleu the Inquisi
tion condemned libertj of conscience
and declared that Jews and Irco Masons
were enemies of society and capable of
betraj Ing their country for bribes
M Bourgeois concluded by declaring
that pupils reared In the Christian Broth
ers schools would become citizens who
would descend to the streets to make
civil war
The speech made a deep Impression on
the Deputies who by a vote of 293 to 220
ordered that It be prlnteel and placarded
In everj parish In Trance
MORE RIOTS IN MARSEILLES
The Ship On ners Ilcfow to
Accept
Vrliltrntliiu
MARSEILLES March 23 The ship
owners and contractors hive unanimous
ly refused to accept arBItratlon of their
dispute with the striking dock laborers
The decision has caused great disappoint
ment many believing that the situation
will now become more serious than ever
On the other hand 11mm Idea of a gen
eral strike seems to bejlosing ground
Some work was done on the quays toJay
under the protection of gendarmes
Strang precautions hav o been taken every
where against disorders Many of the
itrcet cars are guarded W cendarmes
A few hundred rioters tried to Upset a
car this evening The police were power
less and dragoons nerc called upon to
handle the mob which was scattered by
the soldiers
jFIynna Bnilneia College Silt and K
UmjaorthaaJ Tpevaitii T25
BP
WASmXGTOX TUESDAY MARCH 20 1901
tmt
TO QUELL THE AGITATION
An Extraordinary Council of Rus
sian jlinistcrd Held
The Procurator General of the IIol
Sjnoil IVifis Radical VIciiHures
The Mtuntlon Graver Alore Hlot
Intr Reported In Anrlons Cities
LONDON March 25 A Berlin despatch
to a news agency sajs that an extraordi
nary council of Ministers under the per
sonal presidencj of the Czar is in ses
sion at Tsarskoe Selo the summer palace
near St Petersburg debating steps to
stop the outbreaks all over
the Empire
It is asserted that the of the
situation is growing that the Cossack
officers have practically refused to lead
their men against women and defenceless
men and that Prince Aiasemsky a mem
ber of the Council of the Empire has re
signed as a protest against the extreme
measures taken by the Government
The Czar was extremelj agitated at the
council todaj He Is for peaceful meas
ures but the Procurator General of the
Holy Sjnod urges radical steps nnd as
cribes the outbreaks to liberalism
Rioting continues in St Petersburg and
Kieff
LONDON March 20 The St Peters
burg correspondent of the Dailj Mail
sajs under date of Monday that toward
evening jesterday Sundaj there was a
collision between the troops and the
hands who had been forbidden to
enter the
A riot followed and there was a great
deal of bloodshed persons were
arrested
St PETERSBURG March 2G 2 P m
There Is a tremendous crowd on the
Prosrekt but the people are or
derlj Carriages pass without interrup
tion The demonstration commenced at
abodt noon Nothing has happened jet
The barracks are full of troops of all
arms while the courtyards of the churches
and public buildings In the neighborhood
of the Prospckt conceal numbers
of Cossacks and police
JUNTA MEMBERS ABRESTED
Two Premilneat Tlllpinos Captured
on n Steamer
MANILA March 25 Jose Lozado and
Tranclsco Rivera prominent members of
the Filipino junta at Hongkong were ar
rested today by the military authorities
on the steamer Loongsang
Information has been received here that
rinderpest has appeared among the cat
tic of the Island It is not believed that
the disease was imported
The police are Investigating the alleged
Improper purchasing of commissary sup
plies A quantity of thesj supplies in
possession of local firms has been seized
An artillery sergeant has been arrested in
connection with the matter
Four officers and riflemen be
longing to General Trias command sur
rendered in southern Luzon yesterday
Tlorcs another rebel leader surrendered
on March 15 together with eight officers
and twenty two rifles It Is estimated
that 20W riflemen with arms and bolo-
men have surrendered lately
OPERATORS NOT WORRIED
ConI Men Snj There AVI11 Be Ao
Mrlke
NEW YORK March 25 The coal oper
ators here are not worried over the
presence In town of John Mitchell Presi
dent of the United Mine AVorkcrs and
three of his colleagues Representatives
of the coal carrjlng railroads who were
s cn today said there was no fear what
ever of a strike taking place
In support of this statement they point
k1 out that coal was not being stored
nnd that there was not the least sign of
an advance in either prices or frelcht
rates The great majority of the miners
they explained were satisfied with the
agreement made by the companies to
continue the 10 per cent advance for an
other j ear
Mr Mitchell did not call on J Pierpont
Morgan today nor did lie see Senator
Hanna It was reported that the Sena
tor came to this city for the purpose of
bringing about a settlement of the con
troversy This he denied
Mitchell refused again today to discuss
his mission here but it is now an open
secret that he is in New York as the re
sult of the secret meeting of the coal
miners held to consider what was to be
done after April 1 The meeting was held
at Hazleton Pa and Mitchell and the
presidents of three districts of the union
who are with him are due in Hazleton on
Saturday where Mitchell will report the
result of his trip to the Executive Com
mittee of the union
SCKANTON Pa March 23 Several of
the national organizers of the United
Mine AVorkcrs are still here and are keep
ing the headquarters open
Dempsey said this afternoon
that there was nothing new and no word
had come from New York that would In
dicate an settlement of the question
concerning which tho union is at odds
with the operators Several Seranton pas
tors preacheel strongly last evening
ngalnst a strike
INSANE ON A TRAIN
V Alndtunn Attcmptx to Dextrnj
HI
Small Fortune
RICHMOND Aa March 23 II Bobler
on the from Louisiana to sail for his
old home in Germany became crazy on
the train today and tore up or threw awaj
practically all of the 2S00 for which he
had Just sold his farm near Shrcveport
He hatl to be put under restraint when
nenr Ljnchburg and on reaching Char
lottesville was placed in J ill
He imaslned the passengers were mask
ed ami planning to rob him and the con
ductor was sprinkling poison on him He
tore a handfufof 20 bills Into shreds and
threw a bill of exchange for 2000 out of
the window
The fragments ot the notes were pre
served Bobler Is about sixty jears old
and has lived in America seventeen years
liniiU Xtoliliern Vhc Dj iinmlte
MEMPHIS Tenn March 25 A message
to Chief Ricliards from Columbus Ky
sajs the bank at that place was robbed
last night The safe was blown open with
djnamite nnd 1000 stolen It Is believed
the bank was robbed by the same men
who visited the Hernando Miss bank a
few nights ago
Iorel Suliftliurjn lllnesN
LONDON March 23 Lord Sallsbuiys
lllneBS Is a trivial affair He Is simply
suffering from a cold
ltorfolk AVaIitnBton Stentnliont Co
Delightful trips eWr at 6 SO p m from foot
7th St to Old Point Comfort Ncvrport hew
rfolk and the bouth I or schedule see rJe
A TALK WITH MR HANNA
The Delnware nnil rlirnnkn
tlon Orcntl Regretted
NEAV YORK March 25 Prosperity
rules cverj where in the country Money
Is being put Into new enterprises trade
is increasing labor Is In demand From
one part of the to the other the
mills nnd factories are In full operation
So said Senator Mark A Hanna at the
AValdorf Astoria tonight He had more
to say along thf same lines
What do jou think of the deadlock in
Nebraska the Senator was then asked
Vt ell they still seem to be fighting
he replied musingly It Is a pit- The
Republicans made a great struggle out
there The victorious struggle which the
part- made for the Legislature In Brjans
own State has been futile The people
of that State have voiced their desire to
lie represented In Congress by two Sena
tors but their victory has been rendered
fruitless so far because of the situation
which prevails there
But will not some new expedient be
resorted to to settle the difficulty
New expedient AVhy I did not know
that there was any expedient which had
not already been tried I would like to
see the people of Nebraska represented In
Congress as they have a right to be
That is ray only concern In the matter
Repljing to an enquiry as to the action
of the Delaware Legislature In ad
journing without electing two Senators
from that State Senator Hanna said
I have nothing to sajr about that ex
cept to deny the charges that have been
made in sone newspapers particularly in
Philadelphia that I wanted to see Ad
dlcks elected There Is no truth in those
assertions I have no interest in Addlcks
or other particular man
Just as in the case of Nebraska I
want to have two Republicans sent to
AVashlngton from Delaware AVho the
men are I dont care My only anxiety
Is to see Delaware and Nebraska proper
ly represented
THE DEADLOCK TJNBHOKEN
The
Vclirmka ICKllature t Ad
journ on Tlinrxdny
LINCOLN Neb March 23 The Ne
braska State Legisaturo will officially
end onThursday of Cils week both
houses having agreed today on that date
This means that three more ballots
will be taken In Joint session The Bryan
men and the bolting Republicans have
agreed that an adjournment shall be final
ly forced after Thursdays ballot and that
not more than one shall be taken each
daj
Little hope Is expressed that any elec
tion will take place Several of the anti
Thompson men have weakened and al
though remain out with the Fusion
ists all will be present to -prevent his
election The caucus to select a long
term candidate held a session tonight
but it was hopelessly deadlocked An ef
fort was made to spring a new man from
Omaha Senator Baldrldge a memoer of
Rosewaters delegation but It did not
take well The 200th ballot was Rose
wuter 23 Meiklejohn 17 Currie 7rBald
ridge 3
After taking twenty four ballots to
night the caucus adjourned The last
stood Rosewater 32r Meiklejohn 13 Cur
rie 8
Conrressman Mercer arrived on the
scene tonight and attempted to break In
to the fight as a compromise candidate
The bolters prepared another ultimatum
tonight offering to support anyone the
caucus would name In place or Thomp
son
BECKHAMS VISIT CUT SHORT
He
Lent et evr Orleans Because
of
Senator HurrelH Presence
NEAV ORLEANS March 23 The Ken
tucky gubernatorial troubles have been
transferred to New Orleans by the ap
pearance here at the same time of Gov
J C AV Beckham and Senator S B
Harrel of AVarren Count- In that State
who believes that he has a grievance
against Beckham
Governor Beckham came to New Or
leans from the Mississippi coast two days
ago with his wife on account of whose
health he Is visiting this section Adju
tant General Haley and Messrs McLeod
and Nwman Kentuckians are also here
The Hentuckians are at the Greenwald
Hotel Senator Harrel has been persist
ent in his efforts to encounter Governor
Backham In the hotel lobby and from
the very threatening language used by
him it was believed by Beckhams friends
that he was seeking to bring about a per
sonal encounter
Harrel Is here for the purpose of re
ceiving treatment for some nervous com
plaint He was elected to the Senate
from AVarren as a Democrat but
his associates accuse him of de
serting his colors In the contest between
Gccbel and his Republican opponent He
voted wlth the Republicans claim
on nearly every important Issue raised
in the contest and he finally withdrew
from politics and left the State
The matter was called to the attention
of Chief of Police Gaster and detectives
were stationed at the hotel to protect
Governor Beckham should Harrel make
an attack on him The affair however
caused Governor Beckham so much an
nojance that th left this
morning
The Governor has been annojed so
much since his arrival here said Mr
Newman that we have decided to leave
the Mrs Beckmans health Is not
the best in the world and the unpleasant
things which have happened have not been
of benefit to her and no benefit to the
Governor who came here to take a rest
AVe believe the best thing to do is to
leave and we will leave
It is said by members of tl irty that
Governor Beckham and his vv left to
pay a short visit to Governor card at
Baton Rouge and that he will return and
spend a week here Senator Harrel ex
pressed great delight over the Governors
retreat and suggested that he might take
a nerve tonic and spend a longer time in
the South
Governor Beckham has refused to make
any charge against Harrel sajlng that
nothing would please the Senator more
than to be arrested on the plea that he
the Governor was afraid of a personal
attack
IMITATED MRS NATION
A CIiIeiiKii Aoiiian Tries to A reel a
Siiloon
CHICAGO March 25 Seized with a de
sire to imitate Mrs Carrie Nation Mabel
Cane armed herself with a hatchet short
ly before daj light today and proceeded
to smash the saloo i of Abe Polar at 223
Randolph Street
Two show cases two large mirrors and
several dozen bottles of liquor wtrc de
strojed within a few minutes v hen the
police arrested tier AVhen taken to the
central station she Insisted that she was
the wife of Polar whose saloon she
wrecked and that It was her duty to
saloons Polar denies that she is
his wife
Ocean StcnuiHliip AlnveinentN
NEAV YOPIC March 25 Arrived Wilk
ommen Bremen Ar lvcd out Tnuric
from New York at Liverpool Prinzessin
AIctoria Luise from New York t
Genoa
lllood Tell
Rives an appetite Md digestion anl
males jou sleep At all elnnj store
Price One Cent
REASONS FOR REJECTION
The Text of Englands Reply oh
the Amended Canal Treaty
Lord Lnnsdowne Rev lews the Clay
tmiItulvv er Convention Advant
aiics to Anierlen Tlironsli Abroga
tionObjection to KortlHcntlon
The reply of Great Britain declining to
accept the Senate amendments to thej
Haj Pauncefote Treaty was made public
jesterday the State Department Ths
note was written by Lord Lansdowne In
the form of a communication to Lord
Pauncefote and was by the latter deliv
ered to Secretary Hay on March 11- Lord
Iansdowne discusses the subject at con
siderable length beginning with a narra
tion of the circumstances leading up to
the treaty negotiations The full text of
the note is as follows
Foreign Office Tcb 22 I3CL
My Lord
The American Ambassador has form
ally communicated to me the amendments
introduced by the Senate of the United
States llnto the Convention signed at
AAashlngton in Tebruary Inst to facili
tate the construction of a ship canal to
connect the Atlantic and racltlc eceans
These amendments are three in num
ber name-
1 The insertion in Article II after the
reference to Article AHI of the Clayton
Bulwer Convention of the words which
convention Is hereby superasdjd
2 The addition of a new paragraph
after section 5 of Article II In the fol
lowing terms
It is agreed however that none of
the immediately foregoing conditiois tnd
stipulations in sections numbered 1 2 3
4 and 5 of this article shall apply to
measures which the United States may
find it necessary to take for securing by
its own forces the defence of the United
States and the maintenance of public
order
3 The excision of Article III which
provides that the high contracting
parties will immediately upon the ex
change of the ratifications of this Con
vention bring It to the notice of ttrt
other Powers and Invite them to adherj
to it
Mr Choate was instructed to express
the hope that the amendments would be
found acceptable by her Majestys Gov
ernment It is our duty to consider them
as stand and to inform your excel
lency of the manner in which as tho
subject is now presenteel to us we are
disposed to regard them
THE TREATr liECOTI vTIONS
It will be useful in the first place to
recall the circumstances in which nego
tiations for the conclusion of an agree
ment supplementary to the convention ot
1S50 commonly called the Clayton Bulwer
Treat- were Initiated
So far as her Majestys Government
Were concerned there was no desire to
procure a modification of that convention
Some of Its provisions had however for
a long time past been regarded with dis
favor by the Government of the United
States and In the Presidents message to
Congress of December 1S9S It was sug
gested with reference to a concession
granted bj the Government of Nicaragua
that some definite action by Congress was
urgently required if the labors of the
past were to be utilized and the linking
of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by a
practical waterway to be realized It was
further urged that the construction of
such a maritime highway was more than
ever indirpensable to that intimate and
ready intercommunication between the
eastern and western seaboards of the
United States demanded by the annexa
tion of he Hawaiian Islands and the
prospective expansion of American influ
ence and commerce in the Pacific and
that the national policy called more Im
peratively than ever for the control of
the projected highway by the Government
of the United States
Thi3 passage in the message having ex
cited comment jour excellency made en
quiries of the Secretary of State in order
to elicit some Information as to the atti
tude of the President In reply the views
of the United States Government were
very frankly and openly explained You
were also most emphatically assured that
the President had no intention whatever
of ignoring the Claj ton Bulwer Conven
tion and that he would lojally observe
treat stipulations But in view of the
strong national feeling In favor of the
construction of the Nicaragua Canal and
of the of the work being
accompllsheel private enterprise the
United States Government were prepareel
to undertake It themselves upon obtain
ing the necessary powers from Congress
-THE CLvATOX BULnER CONVENTION
For that purpose however must
endeavor by friendly negotiation to ob
tain the consent of Great Britain to such
a modification of the Clayton Bulwer
Treaty as would without affecting the
general principle therein declared enable
the great object in view to be accomplish
ed for the benefit of the commerce of the
world Although the time had hardly ar
rived for the institution of formal nego
tiations to that end Congress not having
jet legislated the United States Govern
ment nevertheless were most anxious
that jour excellency should enter at once
into pourparlers with a view to preparing
for consideration a scheme of arrange
ment
Her Majestjs Government agreed to
tilts proposal and the discussions which
took place in consequence resulted In
the draft convention which Mr Hay hand
eel to jour excellency on tho 11th of Jan-
uarj 1MB
At that time the Joint High Commis
sion over which the late Lord IIerschll
presided was still sitting That commis
sion was appointed in July 1S93 to discuss
various questions at issue between Great
Britain ami the United States namely
the fur seal fisher the fisheries off the
Atlantic nnd Pacific coasts the Alaskan
alien labor laws
transit cf merchandise mining rights na
val vessels on the Great Lakes definition
and marking of frontiers and conveyance
of persons In custody But serious diffi
culties had arisen in nn attempt to ar
rive at an Understanding and it had be
come doubtful whether anj settlement
would bo effected
In reply therefore to a request for a
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