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VOLUME LXXVIH.-NO. 37.
STORMS AND FLOODS One Kansas Town Laid in Ruins by a Cyclone. BAXTER SPRINGS' LOSS. Five Persons Killed and Over Twenty Are Seriously Injured. LIVES LOST AT WINONA, MO. By a Cloudburst and Torrents the Prosperous Town Is Wiped Out of Existence. BAXTER SPRINGS, Kans., July 6.— Baxter Springs is in ruins. Five people were killed and about twenty others wounded as the result of a tornado or twisting cyclone that struck the town last evening about 6 o'clock. The dead are: Sallie Webster, Florence Webster, Ralph Webster. H. B. Hibbs and the infant child of Thomas Shields. Scores of men, women and children in the town are more or less injured, some fatally. Those reported are: Mr.-. Neal, both collarbones broken and internal injuries; James Neal, head wound and internal injuries; Roy Webster, right arm and right hip broken; Mrs. Martha Smith, hip dislocated and internal in juries; Etta Smith, internal injuries; George A. Dicker, head wounds; A. G. Hancock, serious head wound ; Mrs. Thomas Shields, fatal internal injuries. Three members of A. Sharpe's family were badly hurt. There seems to have been two currents of wind which struck the town, one going north and the other going west, and these met near the Methodist Episcopal Church, joined forces and turned east, doing seri ous damage to property before meeting, but after coming together the destruction of property was complete. In the track of the current going north the passenger depot was the first thing damaged. Further on much damage was done to the residence property, shade trees and everything in its way. The current going west seems to have been the stronger. It struck some of the residences west of the freight depot, doing serious damage, but when it came to the yards of the rail road twenty-eight cars were thrown from the track and badly damaged. *The depot was moved from its foundation and wrecked about tfte roof and the contents were badly flooded. From the railroad ~rn *•: t .i in <iie point of meeting the other current the damage to property was not great. The first object after the meeting -was the M. E. Church. This was totally de stroyed and lies in a heap of ruins. The current turned slightly to the southeast, doing a good deal of damage, until it reached a point just west of J. M. Cooper's large store, where it turned directly east, Btriking the store building, caving in the west end and badly wrecking the roof. The store was flooded and much damage was done to the goods. The next object of the storm's fury was the old blacksmith ehop on the northwest corner of Military and River streets, which was completely swept away. The Christian church was directly In tne path. It lies like a pile of kindling wood. The storm struck further up the street on the south side, and there was not a residence that escaped being badly wrecked. J. M. Cooper bad seven houses, including the one in which he lives, very badly damaged. Colonel William March, A. A. Hanbeck, Mr. Childs, Ira Perkins— the residences of all these people are in ruins and untenable. Three members of the Webster family, recently from Nebraska, the mother, aged 60, daughter, aged 30, and a son, aged 4, were killed by iightning. Another son had his leg broken and his shoulder dislocated, and will probably die. H. B. Hibbs, aged about 60, died from excitement, falling dead in one of the store? on Military street. The Occidental Hotel, now used as an opera-house, was struck by lightning and somewhat damaged. Four large hay-barns in the neighborhood of the freight depot were completely wrecked. A conservative estimate of the damage places it at about $100,000. There was little, if any, cyclone insurance. The damage to property west of Baxter Springs cannot be folly determined. It is reported that for many miles in the track of the storm fences and barns are blown down and crops more or Jess destroyed. The west part of Lyon Township seems to have had a touch of the twister. It struck the farmhouse of Thomas Shields of Lyons, demolishing his house and barns. Mrs. Shields and her two children were in the building at the time the storm struck it. One of the children, a two-year-old baby girl, was killed. The other child's leg was dislocated and it was injured in the back and spine. It will die. One or two other farms in the immediate vicinity of Mr. Shields' were damaged, fences, trees, etc., being blown away. W. L. Archer, better known as "Lute," •was found dead en the Noolan farm in Fhf-ridan Township. He left McCue yes terday afternoon about 4 o'clock, where he Lad been on business for his employer, A. Hood. It is supposed that he was drowned while crossing a creek. Forty miners at work in mine No. 47, of the Kansas and Texas Coal Company at Weir City, who had no knowledge of the storm, were deluged with water. All nar rowly escaped, but every mule in the mine was drowned. The rain was the most vio lent ever known, resembling a cloudburst, and the entire country was flooded. Re ports of further fatalities seem almost cer tain when the roads are opened up. WIXOAA IS WIPED OCT. Many People Perish During the Great flood There. SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 6,-Winona, in point of population and business im portance the leading town of Shannon County, was totally wiped out of existence by a cloudburst or a torrent similar in devastation between 10:30 last night and 1 o clock this morning. Winona is situated "£*- th & C .y rrent Riv « branch of the Mem- P&ifl Kailroad, 123 miles east and a little The San Francisco Call. south of Springfield. It had a population of 610. Twelve persons were drowned and the financial loss will reach at least $60,000. The dead are: Rev. G. W. Duncan, Mrs. G. W. Duncan, Miss Mattie Duncan, Mrs. Crawford, daughter of G. W. Duncan; Miss Craw ford, Mrs. George Nevins, Norma Nevins, Maggie Cannon, John Norris, Mrs. Nevins, daughter of Lloyd Wright, and George Nevins. The bodies of Rev. G. W. Duncan, his wife, Mattie Duncan, Mrs. Crawford, George and Norma Nevins and the little Wright girl were recovered before day light ana the others were found before noon. The bodies of Mrs. Crawford, Mag gie Cannon and Mrs. Nevins were found two miles below the town. The first information of the disaster was this afternoon when Mayor B. F. Evans telegraphed to this city and other places for clothing and other aid. The heavy rain accompanied by wind of cyclonic na ture swept down on the town at 9 o'clock. At 10 o'clock there was an awful torrent raging and the water was from four to twelve feet deep in the streets half an hour later, with the downpour un abated. Pike Creek, which runs through the northwestern part of the town, caught the debris and the struggling people, carrying all away toward Current River. The lightning was vivid, and quick successive flashes showed men, women and children struggling in the torrent. They were clinging to broken timbers, and cries for help could be heard above the roar and din. It was after mid night before the storm had abated so that people were in places of safety. They stood in the water until daylight. After the water had in a measure receded in the early morning, and the bodies of the dead had been recovered, the survivors scat tered among the farmhouses or went to neighboring towns. The first reports of the flood reached this City shortly before noon. All wires had been down since the night before and the officials of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis road were in the dark as to the cause of delay to their trains on Current River branch beyond the intelligence that heavy rains had made a washout on that road. Shortly after 2 o'clock this after noon a dispatch was received from Willow Springs, where the branch leaves the main road, stating that the|storm had developed into a cloudburst near Winona. Winona is forty miles from Willow Springs. How tne intelligence reached Willow Springs is not known. The dispatch says that seven bodies had been recovered from the flood, and that it was feared that the loss of life would reach fifteen. Superintendent Emerick at once made up a relief train, and with the two company physicians and plenty of help and a carload of provisions, left for the scene of the trouble. Winona is 100 miles from Springfield, and even though the train succeeds in getting through to the flooded district, it will probably be to morrow before the extent of the damage is known. BIRCH TREE, Mo., July 6.— A cloud burst occurred here at 10:30 o'clock last right. Tvo heases were swept air ay en tirely and seven torn from their founda- ; tions. No lives were lost, though several persons were injured. A carload of lime in a warehouse was slacked and fired the building, which burned to the grouud. Whole fields of grain were swept bare. Reports come in that Thomasville, in Ore gon County, was flooded and Eleven Point River was carrying death and destruction along its path. It is impossible to reach Winona, nine miles east of here. That town lies low, and when the flood struck it the loss of life must have been heavy. OTTAWA, Ka.v., July 6.— The water in the Maris dcs Cignes river here is the highest known in thirty years. Forest Park is flooded, the water having reached the platform of the tabernacle, submerg ing all the tenting grounds occupied at the recent Ohautauqua assembly. The race track is covered and the flood reaches to the rear doors of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe shops. The gcity water-works pumps stood in ten feet of water and were shut down. The city fire engine was set to pumping water into the mains at 6 o'clock j last night and cont:nu,ed till this morning, I when the water-works puraps were started ' again and are still working under water. MARQUETTE, Kans., July 6. — The Smoky Hill at this place ba3 overflowed its banks and on the south side extends nearly back to the bluffs, two miles dis tant. The water is nearly to the second story of the houses nearest the river, and some people have been taken out in boats. The approaches to the Missouri Pacific bridge are washed away and the bridge it- I self isjnearly off the abutments. Nearly all I the wagon bridges across the river west of here have been washed away, and the water is the highest ever known. Several houses have been swept away. LITTLE GIRLS MURDERED A Series of Shocking Crimes in the English Country. Bodies of Victims Usually Hidden In Fields by the Fiendish Miscreant. LONDON, Eng., July 6.— A series of out rages and murders of little girls of the ages ranging from four to seven years has created great excitement among the work ing classes in the district of Waithamstow, seven miles northeast of London. Within two months five little ones have been de coyed from near their homes and vanished completely. Searching parties have found their bodies stripped of all their clothing and giving evidence of the most outrageous treatment. In every case the victims have been of the same type of children, who have been playing along the roadside or on the way of errands. The immediate cause of death m every instance has been strangulation. The police inquiry points to a well dressed man of 30, but there the clew stops Only one of the many victims of the mon ster, whoever he may be, has succeeded in escaping death— a little girl four years old After being subjected to the most horrible treatment, she was found lying in a field by persons whose attention "was attracted by her cries. The child was unable to de cribe her assailant. Several half-witted men have been ar rested on suspicion, but they have been able to establish sJibis and were liberated The miscreant usually hides the bodies of his victims in secluded places in the field and under hedges and covers them with leaves. There is, as yet, absolutely no trace of him. SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1895-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. ALL ARE PATRIOTIC. Americans Abroad Show Their Spirit on the Fourth. ENGLISHMEN ARE COOL London and Paris Delivered Over to Visitors During the Week. SALISBURY IS EMBARRASSED. During the Upheaval There Is Great Turmoil Among Aspirants for Honors. [Copyright, 1895, by th« New York Sun.] LONDON, Esq., July 6.— London and Paris have been delivered over to Ameri cans this week and they will hold possession during the ensuing two months of this summer. The occupation of two of the Old World capitals by friendly New World in vaders never before took place in such im posing force. It has been demonstrated in most annoying fashion that the hotel facil ities of both cities are utterly inadequate to meet even half the demands which are frequently made upon the public houses of New Yord City. Two thousand midweek arrivals from New York who had failed to engage quarters in advance had a sorry time before they found roofs to shelter them. The passengers coming to-day by the Campania were rather more fortunate, for the exodus of Londoners on account of the waning season has now begun and in a few days more the London hotels will be given over almost exclusively to American guests. The celebration of Independence day was the most prominent event of the week in both the French and English capitols. Never did the stars and stripes wave so proudly, never did Americans sing "The Star-spangled Banner" with such fervor in foreign lands. Never, indeed, have two j great companies of American citizens, I electric with patriotism, assembled under alien roofs to celebrate the National day of the Republic. Even the sentiment-loving Parisians listened with sympathy mixed with surprise to the burst of wild cheers with which the toast of the evening was greeted at the Chamber of Commerce din ! ner, while the uncomprehending English men, in whom patriotism is a decorous and never uncontrolled emotion, looked upon the fervent outburst of affection for their country's flag, which the Americana here indulged in, as a harmless form of mad ness. There was no diplomatic reserve in the patriotic sentiments expressed by Em bassadora Wayne MacVeagh and Eustis when they presided in London and Paris respectively. Americans at the King's Hall especially were enthusiastic over the skill and eloquence with which their rep resentatives to the court voiced their sen timents. The enthusiasm of the great audience perhaps needed little curbing, for there is nothing like London air to de velop all the latent patriotism in the American heart, but the tact and rare sense of humor of Mr. MacVeagh enabled it to find full vent without giving offense to such sensitive English ears as might be listening. Another audience, composed chiefly of Americans, filled St. James Hall last even ing and gave the Cornell boys such a greet ing as they will not soon forget on the occasion of their first glee club concert. No college music was ever given so well in England, and it will be surprising if the English public do not soon become equally enthusiastic over the entertainment which the undergraduates provide. If they only learn to sing "The Star-spangled Banner" with the same fervor that they give to "God Save the Queen" Americans in Lon don will be tempted to crown them with the highest laurels of minstrels. Lord Salisbury's administration is now complete and the Tories will be able to realize the full cost of Joseph Chamber lain's co-operation in forming it. The figures are positively appalling to those " DON'T^YOtr' LIKE IT t " A QUESTION THAT 18 BEING ASKED ALL OVER THE WOULD. [Reproduced from an engraving in Trvi h.} affected by them. The so-called governing families in Europe, with their own people in power, find themselves with younger sons unprovided for, while common Radi cals, with only a veneer of Toryism, are reveiing in fat things. No wonder that, according to some of the newspapers, Lord Salisbury wrote letters of apol ogy, stained with "tears, to several noble friends whom cruel fate had com pelled him to overlook. He evidently loathes himself for his subsfffVience to the Liberal-Unionist dictates, but what was he to do? He could not dispense with Mr. Chamberlain's assistance and he had no option but to pay for it. Sir John Gorst, the trusted friend of the late Lord Ran dolph Churchill, was to be left out alto gether, but he would not be ignored and threatened, not obscurely, to form a group of overlooked place-hunters, so an und|r secretaryship was tardily given to him. Sir Ellis Ashmead Bartlett got up me morials to the Premier and then tried threats and finally weakened and got noth ing. Sir George Baden Powell, who dab bled in the seal fishery negotiations and has visited Washington ana other semi civilized parts of the world, utilized the influence of all his friends and himself and worked with great fervor with the object of getting the secretaryship of the colonies, which he and his family considered should naturally tail to his share. When the secretaryship was given to Mr. Chamber lain, there was great indignation in the Powell family, but patriotism conquered selfishness, and Lord Salisbury was given to understand that Sir George, in the in terest of his party and country, would consent to cramp his great intellect within the narrow limits of the under-secretary shipofthe colonies, but, alas, he has got nothing. Forwood, who was regarded as a heaven-sent naval administrator, claimed promotion and has not got even his former minor post. Sir Albert Rolli, a shining light in the Primrose League, claimed to j represent the commercial class and thought he ought to get in the Cabinet or at least be Postmaster-General, but he has been left out in the cold and declares his intention to follow an independent course in the new Parliament. There is talk to-day of a big batch of i peerages with a few colonial governorships thrown in to solace the slighted ones, but for the moment they refuse to lind consolation and threats of cabals grow. I Lord Salisbury treats them with tine con | tempt, feeling secure of a large majority as i the result of the general election, but if I his majority should be small the malcon tents may possibly give him a good deal of trouble. The number of near relations in the new administration is interesting. They include father and son, Mr. Cham berlain and Austin Chamberlain; a father in-law and son-in-law, Lord Salisbury and Lord Selbourn; two brothers, Arthur and Gerard Balfour; an uncle and two nephews, Lord Salisbury and the Messrs. Balfour. and two brother-in-laws, Lord George Hamilton and Lord Lansdowne. Parliament was prorogued to-day, and henceforth, until the conclusion of the i electoral struggle, the peers of the realm ' are debarred from speaking or writing on political affairs, but, a> lus been already explained, this does not apply to their women folks, and any number of countesses and baronesses will take an active part in the fight in the next fortnight. In Lon don these aristocratic stumpers are devot ing their energies pluckily to tbe artisan ! constituencies hitherto represented by Lib eral members, and their successful propa ganda is causing considerable uneasiness. Chief among them are the Countess of Westbury and the Prime Minister's daugh ter, Lady Gwendolin Cecil, each of whom addresses two or three public meetings every day. If it should happen that the Tories get a working majority sufficient to be inde pendent of their Liberal-Unionist allies there will probably be a radical revision of the present Cabinet, and Mr. Chamberlain by no means secure a dominating influence. In the political turmoil of the approach ing general election the serious state of affairs in Turkey is not receiving the atten tion here wnich it merits, although most people are able to realize the gravity of the situation caused by the Bulgarian agitation in Macedonia. Doubtless it will be found sooner or later that Prince Ferdinand has not acted in this matter on his own initia tive nor without powerful backing; but for the moment the whole business is mysteri ous and confusing. One thing is clear, and that is that the Sultan is in a most mad dening position, wherein great danger lies. The European pressure anent Armenia is less real and urgent than that which is daily, almost hourl}-, brought to bear upon him from his own people. Europe, as far Continued on Second Page. STATED BY FREDERIC Excitement Rises Over the Coming English Combat. LIBERALS WILL LOSE. Gladstone Withdraws From the Party in Extreme Disgust. NO, SUPPORT FOR ROSEBERY. Scandal Caused by the Raising of Certain Millionaires to the Peerage. [Copyrigdt 1895 by the New York Tlmes.J LONDON, Eire., July 6.— During the week a considerable change has come over the political situation here. As the ex citement of approaching combat rises you hear the Liberals speaking much more confidently than they did six days ago, but in reality they have far fewer chances of winning than they appear to have. In fact it seems at the moment doubtful if they have any chances at all worth dis cussing. The selection of Monday for the dissolution of Parliament renders it pos sible for some of the borough elections to be held next Saturday if the returning officers choose to appoint that day, so that it may be that the opening batch of results will be chronicled a week from to-night. If they do not foreshadow a crushing Lib eral defeat, then omens are all at fault. It was pointed out last week that prac tically everything depended on Gladstone. It was known to informants of mine that he had returned deeply stirred up over the Armenian question, and it was understood that he had consented to waive his own personal feelings as to the party's treat ment of him, and come to the front with another Midlothian bugle blast on this, to him, burning theme, which might electrify the country and give the Liberals such an invigorating Impetus that they might carry all before them. Something has happened to prevent all this. Gladstone's two letters of farewell to Midlothian have appeared, and they are so chilling in tone and nig gard of expressions of interest in the party that the Liberal papers printed them in small type and scarcely alluded to them editorially. A few sanguine persons cling still to the hope that the grand old man is lying low, waiting for Monday to spring his war cry. It is to be fe&red that their faith will go unrewarded. I hear to the contrary that Gladstone, furious at the ex planations given by Rosebery's personal organs in defense of his disgraceful honor list, abruptly declined to lift a finger in the elections, and the whole Armenian issue has therefore gone by the board. The events of the week furnished other plausible excuses for Gladstone's disgusted withdrawal, but the episode of the honor list is the most probable of them. N© other party retiring from office has ever made more shamelessly mercenary use of its power to confer titles. It is bad enough that Lord Rosebery, who is preaching the extinction of the House of Lords, should have made four new peers. It is scandal ous that at least two of these should have been openly sold to millionaires almost avowedly in return for big campaign fund contributions, not to mention a baronetcy given to another millionaire, Naylor Ley land, in reward for having deserted the Tory party a few months ago, bringing the borough of Colonel Chester with him and also drawing a handsome check. ":. There was a general outcry of shame when these dignitaries were announced, and to ward off attacks Rosebery's friends had the meanness to circulate a news item to the effect that he was really not respon sible for the new peers, since they had been promised their titles while Gladstone was in office. After that they may whistle for Gladstone's help. Of almost equal importance is the de monstration rushed forward by the Eighty Club, and by its principal London organ isers, that Kosebery is fastened irrevocably upon the organization as its leader. This will take all the nerve out of the party everywhere. Harcourt, Morley and a few other real leaders are doing their best in the country by the finest speeches that they ever made to undo the mischief thus wrought. They barely mention Rosebery's name, and ignore his foolish attempt to subordinate the entire Liberal platform to the solitary plank of attacking the House of Lords, but the odds are too heavily against them. As matters stand, indeed, intelligent, far-sighted Liberals see that the worst thing which could happen to their party would be to win some sort of scratch victory. It is now necessary, if the part}' is not to be broken into pieces and dispersed for years, that it should be beaten now and have time to reshape its organization, settle its leadership and make sure that it will never again be possible for a little crowd of in triguers and moneyed snobs to rush into it in an emergency. There is already a movement on foot to get the Radical members who are re elected to promptly hold a meeting or sign a paper to pledge themselves never to support in the future a Ccbinet supporting any peers. This is a better indication of what the Radicals really expect in the way of election results than all the brave words on their platforms put together. The best political guesser I know has put the Unionist majority at 40. I own that to me it seems likely to be larger. What was said last week about Ireland calls for some revision in the light of more recent events. The Na tionalists will be limited to two seats in Ulster-Derry and North Tyrone. The Parnellites will probably lose East Clare and North Gal way, but will certainly win North Roscommon with Jake O'Kelly, possibly win East Wicklow and conceiv ably may slip in a man in Cork City. In other words, the Irish parties in the next House will be about as in the last, minus enthusiasm. As to internecine friction, Healy is not pushing the advantage which the control of the federation council ma jority might give him. For instance, the secretary of the council, David Sheehy, who is hostile to Healy, might have been thrown out and was not. At the last meeting of the council, on motion of Dr. Fox, a resolution of sym pathy with the family of Dr. vVallace of New York on the death of him and his son was passed unanimously, but Sheehy re fused to send it to the press and nobody in terfered. Three of Healy's warmest supporters, Kennedy, Mains and Foley, who are also among the strongest men in the delega tion, decline re-election this year, which, with those who were previously retired, leaves only a dozen or so whose names carry the slightest weight or who are able to pay their own expenses. There is no money, no fit men, and so Ireland may hang up the fiddle till the beginning of the twentieth century. It would be unwise to attach overmuch importance to the development of the friction between the Tories and the Union ists over the division of the spoils. It is obvious that Chamberlain has driven a very hard bargain and secured a vastly larger share of the patronage plums than i is numerical .following yntiiled him to. It is equally apparent that the rank and file of the Tories are violently enraged at this and at the bumptious way in which Cham berlain is already laying down tne law in the matter of programme, committing them to all sorts of wild-cat schemes of social revolution, but I have seen Tories quite as passionately outraged several times before and heard curses and deep mouthed pledges of mutiny fit to bring the Carlton Club roof down over their heads, but I never knew them to vote otherwise than straight. They will vote straight now and trust to luck to somehow get the better of Chamberlain and his obnoxious gang of allies when the crisis arises. Six months hence these seeds of trouble inside the Unionist Cabinet may have germinated and be showing green above the ground— they are not of much present significance. Nor is it so certain that Lord Salisbury's Government will not enjoy a career of more than ordinary popularity in England. It is stuffed full of lords, both in the Cabinet and out of it. So many peers have never held high office before, and with courtesy lords and heirs of peerages, they have a considerable majority of the whole Minis try. Even the great spending denartment of the postoffice is given to the Duke of Norfolk, and there will be no official in the House of Commons to answer questions on its administration^ who more nearly conforms to the general public than any other. This big cynical bluff, by its very magnitude and thoroughness, is not un likely to amu.se rather than to offend the democracy. Moreover, it is becoming un derstood that troublous international com plications are close ahead, and with Lord Salisbury at the Foreign Office, the Duke of Devonshire at the head of the new Na tional Council of Defense, and the Mar quis of Landsowne as War Minister there is a suggestion of old-time aristocratic cap taincy in days of stress which rather strikes the British imagination. The world will not halt on its axis, for the British elections will be finished after a fortnight. In spite of the reports that the negotiations had broken down which attained such volume and such an air of authority at last that the wisest finan ciers here were wholly deceived, the Russo-Chinese loan has gone through, as these dispatches insisted that it would. So far as can be learned there is no modi fication of Russia's original demands, ana she takes as security a lien on the Chinese maritime customs. This clashes at once and sharply with England's vested inter ests in China, and it is incredible that a British protest will not be promptly forth coming. On the Continent, too, each week brings new complexities of unrest and agitation to help along an unexpected outbreak of the Eastern question. Servia has now un dergone an obscure ministerial revolution, supposed to be mysteriously related to the general effervescence in the Balkans. Bul garia's responsibility for the Macedonian order is not denied, but this throws very ittle light on its object, unless, indeed, ;here be some underground compact with Russia not known to the embassies. The Armenia matter stands where it did a month ago, awaiting Lord Salis bury's decision on what use to make of its tangled possibility of barter and war. In our generation no change of miniaterial power has been effected in England amid so many and such varied portentiona of storm abroad. The possibility that we may see Lord Salisbury's hand displayed in a sensational fashion in European di plomacy, even before the votes are all counted here at home, lends a zest to the elections which compensates in part for their threatened one-sidedness. The first week of Mr. Smalley's service GorUinncd on Fourth Paaa. PRICE FIVE CENTS. MR. MANLEY'S VIEWS. Did Not Shorten His Trip to Boom Mr. Reed. SOME STORIES REFUTED. Carter Will Retain the Chair manship of the National Committee. SUPPORT FOR THE EX-SPEAKER. The Maine Delegation Will Make the Battle for Their Favored Statesman. AUGUSTA, Me., July 6. — Joseph H. Manley was asked by a reporter whether there was anything in the stories that have been circulated to the effect that he short ened his trip through Europe in order that he might hasten home to help boom Mr. Reed as a candidate for the Pres'dency. Mr. Manley said that there was not a par ticle of truth in any of these stories. Be fore he left New York in March last he had arranged for his passage home by the American line steamer leaving Southamp ton on June 22, and he carried out literally the programme which he made before leaving America. In reply to questions, Mr. Manley said : "There is not one word of truth in all these stories about my views relative to Mr. Carter. I have never heard the slight est hint or received the least intimation from any member of the National Repub lican Committee that ther Q was or would be any effort to depose Mr. Carter from his position as chairman of that commit tee. I certainly have no intention and never had of endeavoring in any way to bring this about. "The National committee has only one dutt to perform. It will meet next De cember to select the place where the next National Republican convention is to be held and decide when it shall be held, and when the next National convention meets the term of office of the present members of the National Republican Committee will expire. "Mr. Carter is a very able man, he is a man of very strong convictions and his pronounced views on the silver question represent simply his own individual opinion. Personally he is very popular with the members of the National com mittee and he will retain his position as chairman of that committee until his term )of office expires, unit ss he should himself j voluntarily tender his resignation." Mr. Manley said, very frankly, in answer to some further questions as to the political outlook, that during his absence abroad he had not kept thoroughly in formed as to affairs in the United States. He said that, in consequence of this, ho did not care to have anything to say about the political situation until he had been at home some time and had had an oppor tunity to post himself thoroughly on the run of things in the world of politics. He did say, however, very emphatically, that he had an abiding faith that Mr. Reed would have the cordial support of the entire New p]ngland delegation to the next Republican National Convention, and that he hoped and believed that he would receive the nomination of the party. The Rebublicans in Mr. Reed's own State of Maine are beginning to talk about delegates to the National convention. The State and district conventions in Maine will not be held until early next spring. But it is sure that Maine cannot send any delegation to the National convention which will not earnestly and emphatically urge upon the Republicans of the country the nomination of their own fellow-states man, Thomas B. Reed. There is absolute unanimity in Maine as to the nominee of the party for the cam paign of 1896, and Mr. Reed will be sup ported with an earnestness and enthusiasm equal to the support given in old days to Mr. Blame. Maine has four delegates-at-large in the National convention, and those most talked of as likely to be elected are: E. C. Burleigh of Augusta, ex-Governor of the State Charles E. Littlelied of Rockland, Harrison Hume of Robbinston (a member of the present Senate of Maine) and George M. Seiders, the present President of the Maine Senate. Mr. Littlefield will probably be made the chairman of the delegation, and he will present Mr. Reed's name to the Nationa convention. Mr. Littlefield has always been a warm personal friend and admirer of ex-Speaker Reed, and no man in Maine could better perform the task of leading the Maine delegation at the next National convention in the contest which they will make to place Mr. Reed's name at the head of the ticket for the great campaign of 1896. For Pacific Coast Telegrams see Pages 3 and 4. aeoi COPPER RIVETED AND SPRINQ BOTiOn PANTS. EVERY FVkIRGUARANTEEfi; fOB SALE EVERYWHEB£^"