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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 9.
McKINLEY MUST NOT DODGE. Called Upon to Squarely Face the Free Coinage Question. PROTECTION IS FIRST IN THE FIGHT, But All Classes Are Demanding That Silver Be Given a Fair Chance. SENTIMENT MANIFESTED DUR ING AN EASTERN TRIP. John Panl Cosgrave Tells of the Demands Made on the Bona parte From Ohio. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., June B.— As one crosses the snowy summit of the Sierras when leaving the garden land of Califor nia he realizes that the public sentiment of the Golden State is for protection first and free coinage after. Since the Democratic Wilson tariff bill ruined the Democratic sheep-raisers, raisin yineyardists and wine-producers all over the State, the Democrats of the San Joaquin Valley, chiefly in the Bourbon hotbeds of Stanislaus, Merced, Fresno, Madera, Kings, Tula re, Mariposa and Kern, where Democracy is said to be a religion, have lost all interest in their party. They have become impoverished by a theory, and now that the free-trade condition confronts them with a jeer at their poverty, in the same manner as the footpad clubs and kicks his victim be cause he had not more money to be robbed of, they have become convinced by the ir resistable logic of a hungry stomach that ■protection will lead them ontof the desert. Hence they are protectionists first, silver ites second. The placer and quartz mines of Califor nia are gold, and if the issue before the people was simply as to the relative mone tary value of silver to gold they would be unanimously anti-silveritee, but outside of the banker and most of the capitalists class the people are outsptucen in favor of silver, the question of free coinage being second in importance to that of the protec tion of American industries, because free coinage means the employment of thou sands of idle men with which the country is at present afflicted, and a return of the prosperity which prevailed before the sen timental theories of Democratic free trade had lured the voters into the jaws of pov erty and desolation. After leaving California and plunging into the heat and solitude of Nevada's sage brush deserts, the traveler finds that pro tection has ceased to be so much of an is sue, and that free coinage is looming as the great question. Silver is the life-blood of the sagebrush State. Without it she must relax into barbarism, typefied by the shiftless Piute, ana into that semi-barbarism of which the cow boy is the most conspicuous example. Silver nngled in the notes of the meadow lark when I awoke at Ogden at 5 in the morning. Even the great Salt Lake shone like a sheet of burnished silver, reflecting the snow-streaked peaks, the blue sky and the white clouds that curtained the gate way of the silver land of Utah, and along the line from Ogdenjto Salt Late City and up high in the treeless rocky mountain to the coal-begrimed cabin at Castle Gate, silver was the cry. Its echoes flowed down the mountains and across dreary wastes of sagebrush deserts to the pictured pink cliffs and the dark green alfalfa fields of Colorado. Ask one of these adventurous settlers, whose cabin of cottonwood logs starts up from the sagebrush with the suddenness of a surprised jackrabbit, as to his opinion on the subject ot the tariff, and ne will tell you with some show of indignation that he would not be so poor were it not for the goldbugs of Wall street and the gold bonds of Grover Cleveland. In Denver, that pretty monochrome in red brick, they say that tne prosperity of the State was paralyzed when free coinage was slungshotted in '93, and that they are silverites first, silverites second, and Dem ocrats, Republicans, Populists and Pro hibitionists last. The same song is sung on the gently undulating praries of Ne braska by the thrifty farmer as he walks behind the cultivator between the rows of young corn. He wants protection, too. but he demands free coinage first. Thence through lowa, Kansas and Missouri, free coinage is the prominent topic. Protection increases in importance until the rippling of the Mississippi is heard, where protec tion seems the more pressing need. Farther East, in the thickly settled cen ters of trade and production, protection stands in the first place, so that all in all, taking into consideration the wishes of the great masses of the people, protection will be the battle-cry. The personal characteristics, the intel lectual and political strength of the candi dates for the Presidency whose names will be presented belore the Republican Na tional Convention at St. Louis next week are the subjects next in importance, the cfcief question being, "How does he stand upon silver?" for it is assured that, no matter who the nominee may be, he will be a strong protectionist. Within the past two days the question has been repeatedly and even threateningly asked of Mr. Mc- Kinley and his managers by the leading newspapers of the West. The Bt. Louis Republic, a Democratic paper, in a prominent editorial calls upon Mr. McKinley to define his attitude on the financial question, and strongly in sists that he cease "this palpable jug gling." Republican papers, evidently guided by a common suggestion, are fiercely making the same demand. They base it upon the fact that the lieutenants of the Bonaparte from Ohio are claiming 530 votes in the convention— nine more tban are necessary for a choice. Hence Re publican adherents of free coinage in sist that they have a right to be informed as to whether they will I The San Francisco Call. be asked to cest their ballots next November for a foe in the guise of a friend. They have come out into the open and are declaring that unless Mr. McKinley drops the role of the sphinx and speaks his fealty to the cause of free coinage they will fight him, not only on the floor of the conven tion but on the stump during the campaign and at the polls on el ction day. So much at heart have they this subject that they say they will bolt the Republican party, if needs be, if that party should refuse or neglect to rear aloft the banner of free coinage, and will tight and vote with the Democrats, the Populists or any other party that will espouse with their cause. Leading advocates of the silver cause are saying hard things about the Ohio major. They assert that he has been too long asso ciated with John Sherman to be expected to be a friend to the silver cause. They add in corroboration that amons Me- Kmley'n foremost backers i- G. W. Baker, president of the First National Bank of New York, a nephew of John Sherman, and they insist that a politician should always be judged by bedfellows. One of these bedfellows is said to be Superintend ent Fricke of the Carnegie works, and the other is J. Pierpont Morgan of the Ameri can Gold Trust. If there be any truth in a political rumor current in Utah, Colorado and Nebraska, the gold rin- has unlocked its treasury and has made arrangements to make its fight in the St. Louis and Chicago conven tions on a gold basis, the story going that the hotel biils of the gold workers, amount ing to $60,000 per day, will be paid by checks from Wall street Stress is laid upon the fact that within the last two weeks several papers have become gold advocates and that the Associated Press is, under the guise of news, sending to the newspapers served by it editorials boom ing gold and McKinley. Thus, in an ac count of a battle between a dog and a coon somewhere way down South, the Asso ciated Press makes a drunken man shout "Ho Ray for McKinley." Instantly the dog and the coon are forgotten, the air is black with flying hats, and every welkin in seventeen counties rings with cheers for McKinley. Colonel Isaac Trumbo, who is on this train on the way from San Francisco to St. Louis, is makine a fight for Teller and is ripping McKinley down the back at every stopping place all along the line. Colonel Trumbo's grievance is that the wool and lead trusts have domineered the far East, and that they are attempting to cripple the West and the South. He says that the lead trust wants the duty on manufactured lead to be as high as possi ble and raw lead to be imported into this country free cf any duty whatever. This is because of their cheap investments in the peen iabor of Mexican lead mines. "The silver question is not sectional," I said Colonel Trumbo this morning. "It belongs to the entire Nation. New York is more vitally interested in silver than is California, Main than Utah, Ohio than Colorado, and so on through the entire list, and it must be settled by the Nation. When they speak of the silver miners beins the foremost advocates of this issue they say that which is untrue, for they are in reality the smallest losers in the game. The loss of their entire product last year was $19,200,000, while the loss sustained by cot ton producers was over $80,000,000. The loss on wheat, corn and other grains was $127,000,000. Dairy and other agricultural products had losses correspondingly as large. 1 So you may see that the farmer and the manufacturer are really more in terested in free coinage than are the silver miners. Outside of the silver-producing regions, however, everybody from the con ductor to the porter and men at the way stations express the opinion that protec tion will bring back prosperity and that the Republican party may be safely trusted to wipe from the statute books the ruinous Wilson tariff, which helps England and is ruining America, and to inaugurate measures for the protection of the Ameri can farmer and laborer. All admit that the money question is the important issue, but it is safe to say, leaving purely local interest aside, that the first controlling issue of the campaign will be Republican tariff with a surplus against the Wilson tariff and an increasing deficit." The Caiiforman excursionists have had brilliant weather during the whole trip since leaving the drizzling rain at Truckee. All along the route, wherever there were cultivated lands, and particularly along the green and rolling prairies of Nebraska, the crop outlook is excellent, the grain being exceptionally heavy and the young corn thrifty. Farmers are therefore in a hopeful mood, and are waiting for the return of the party to power, when they will obtain good prices for their products. The avant couriers of the California dele gation on this train are in high spirits, but I regret to say that instead of admir ing the beauties of nature they are playing peiro, George Heazleton and M. H. de Young of the Chronicle being pitied against Samnel M. Shortridge and Colonel Isaac Trumbo. Mrs. Clara Foltz of New York is reading a new work on constitu tional law and the remaining ladies of the party are listening to the song of the meadow-lark and watching the refreshing prairie breeze ripple the fields of young j corn, aslant as with a woman's pen. We will arrive in Bt. Louis to-morrow morning. Thomas D. Riordan : who is a delegate to the National Convention, being W. W. Montague's alternate, expressed the opin ion that the regular delegates from the San Francisco Fourth Congressional Dis trict will be seated, as it is against all precedents for a National Convention to go behind the decision of a State Conven tion and inquire into the facts. John Paul Cosgravb. COMPLICATIONS AT ST. LOUIS Trouble May Grow Out of Accommoda tion* for Colored Men. ST. LOUIS, Mo., June B.— The complica tion that arose yesterday over the hotel accommodation for negro delegates deep ened to-day. The warmest expression on the matter came to-day from National Committeeman George W. Hall of Ten i^ssee, who has sought in vain for rooms for the Tennessee delegates. "Unless quarters are provided," said he, "I shall telegraph the colored members of the Tennessee delegation to stay at home. 1 do not intend they shall come to St. Louis and either go hungry or eat in a place in which they would not stable a horse at home." Judge Loug said: "I am thoroughly dis SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 9, 1896. gusted with the whole matter. I have spent all day in looking for rooms for the colored delegates. The doors of all the hotels are barred against them. Mr. Hill, National Committeeman from Mississippi, told me that he actually went hungry dur ing the forenoon. The local committee promised us quarters for colored delegates, but there is none. Unless this whole mat ter is remedied by next Wednesday, when the National Committee meets, the facts will be placed before them and a motion made to adjourn the convention to some other city.'.' James Hill, National Committeeman from Mississippi, arrived in St. Louis a day or so ago and has tried to find quar ters for his delegation. So far none have been found. He said : "When St. Louis was asking for the convention I did all I could to bring it here. The local com mittee promised that no color line would be drawn. We are looking to the local committee to see that the pledge is ful filled." The secretary of the Business Men's League says that the Mississippi delega tion did not apply for quarters until all the ieadine hotels had contracted their rooms. He says further that every prom ise of the league will be fulfilled." "Five weeks ago rooms were engaged at the Monahu," said the secretary, "for the Mississippi delegation. After the storm a letter was received from the secretary of the delegation saying: 'Understanding that your city is destroyed and the con vention will be removed to Chicago, please release us.' " The proprietor of the Monahu wrote back denying the rumor, but he received no reply. He has, therefore, contracted to furnish rooms for the H. L. McGregor con testing delegation from Texas. The Ten nessee delegation had made no arrange ment, and are receiving the reward of tar diness. However, they will all be cared for, the convention will be held in St. Louis and every promise fulfilled. National Committeeman Charles Leland Jr. of Kansas arrived to-day. He says Kansas will have a full delegation for Mc- Kinley. "Besides," said he, "there are 30,000 McKinley soldiers in Kansas." Applications for quarters from Alaska were received to-day. The delegates are Thoma.« S. Nowell and Charles S. John son. They will be in St. Louis on the 13th. A splendid bust picture of the Ohio statesman graces all the show-windows of downtown shops and stores and McKin- The Late Frank Mayo, Who Achieved Fame and Fortune on the Stage, and Who Was a Great Favorite on the Pacific Coast. [From a photograph taken by the Elite Gallery.] ley button-venders do a thriving trade. Hon. William Gaittree, alternate dele gate at large from Ohio, has the matter under his care and is doing it thorouehly. McKinley pictures and literature are scat tered broadcast and the order of the Mc- Kinley ribbon will be conferred upon the general public next Monday. The gavel of the temporary chairman was made from the timbers of a secession convention hall by a Confederate soldier. That for the use of the permanent chair man has a great historical interest. It is an excellent piece of wood carving done by W. H. Bartels of Carthage, 111., who selected the wood— a hickory log taken from the log cabin occupied by President Lincoln at New Salem, 111., in 1832. There are panels on either side, which are filled with inscribed plates of gold and silver. The donor is understood to be a bimetallism as he snowed no discrimina tion in the ornamentation of the gavel. "There will be but one rollcall in the convention, and that will result in the nomination of McKinley," were the words of Judge A.. C. Thompson of Ohio at the McKinley headquarters to-day. Judge Thompson's statement was in reply to an interview with Mr. Filley of this city, printed in an evening paper, wherein he stated a rollcall must be completed before a nomination could be made, and proposed an informal ballot. "I am familiar," added Thompson, "with the mode of procedure in National conventions and I have never in my life heard of such a thing as an informal ballot. If, when some State like Penn sylvania, South Carolina or Texas is reached and some delegate sees that Mc- JCiniey has already received votes suffi cient to nominate him, who is to say that a delecate has not the right to move that Major McKinley be nominated by accla mation ? It was done at Minneapolis four years ago. When Texas was reached it was evident that Harrison had votes enough to nominate and the vote was made unanimous. No one objected to it and no one proposed an informal ballot." One of to-day's arrivals was Hon. W. S. Manning of New York, who is chock full of McKiniey enthusiasm. "Major Mc- Kinley will win on ths first ballot," said Manning. "Threo-fourths of the conven tion's vote will go to him. The only ques- Continued on Third Page. FRANK MAYO'S SUDDEN DEATH Expired While Traveling From Denver to Omaha. COULDN'T BE AWAKENED Companions Watched Him, Little Suspecting That His Sleep" Was Final. HAD A REMARKABLE CAREER. The Noted Actor First Achieved Fame During the Early Days in This City. OMAHA, Nibj., June B.— Frank Mayo, the distinguished actor, died to-day on the train while en route from Denver to this city. Frank Mayo missed his last engage ment. Yesterday he was looking forward to an evening of recreation and rest in Omaha. Rest came all too soon for his friends. With his head reclining gently on his arm, while his companions sat all unwittingly near him, quietly and peace fully his long sleep began. An hour, two hours, maybe three, passed before his com panions called him. No answer came, and they told each other sadly that 'Pud diu'head Wilson" was dead. The company was en route from Denver to Omaha, as was also Roland Reed's com pany. Mr. Mayo was to finish his season with a four nights' engagement in tnis city. Sunday evening he was bright ana even more brilliant than usual. During the night he complained a little of dys pepsia and slept the greater part of the time in his chair. In the forenoon he was sitting with Julian Reed and Mr. Cam peau, chatting and napping. About 9 o'clock he went to sleep. About 1 o'clock, while the train was west of Grand Island, Nebr., Manager Block went to wake him and found him dead. His face had been visible to his companions all these hours and they had walked on tiptoe so as not to awake him. The shock was a great one to the com pany and nearly prostrated Mrs. Edwin Mayo, who was on the train. He died from paralysis of the heart. It is feared that the news will prove too much for his wife, who has been receiving medical treatment at Philadelphia for some time. Mr. Mayo worried considerably about her condition the past few days. Fifty-eight of the Elks Lodge met the remains at the train. Sadly and tenderly the body was borne on a stretcher by the pall-bearers— W. F. Gurley, "Spud" Far rish, Charles Howard, John Tetard, Lloyd Jones and Walt Misener— to the Elks' lodgeroom. Mayo leaves a widow, who is critically ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elverson, in Philadelphia. The children are Mrs. Elverson, Miss Derondo Mayo and Edwin Mayo, all of whom are in Phil adelphia. Mrs. Elverson is the wife of a prominent newspaper man and Edwin has just finished his theatrical season in New York City. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral. DENVER, Colo., June B.— Frank Mayo played "Puddin'-head Wilson" for the last time on Saturday at the Broadway Theater. It was the three hundred and sixty-seventh performance, closing a sea son of forty-eight consecutive weeks. The business of the company in Denver was the lightest of the entire season. For some time Mayo had complained of severe pains about the heart, which he believed to arise from dyspepsia and from the effect oi his hard work writing out the play from ihe story as written by Mark Twain. He declined to call a physician i hough repeatedly urged to do so, and two nights he did not unaresa as the oain was so severe. He alternately felt that death was near and that he would soon be well again. He longed for rest and was glad he had but a few days more. Although he kept up during the latter end of the week by the liberal use of stimulants he left Denver last evening apparently in good spirits. All his company had signed for another year, and their signatures we*e attested by thumb marks. \FRAXK MATO>a CAREER. Achieved JTame in This City I>uring Early liaya. The news of the death of Frank Mayo came to the theater-going people ot this City last evening with that shock that never fails when suffering from a sudden personal loss. He had but left this City a few weeks; had played here a successful engagement and appeared to be in perfect health. Frank Mayo was, perhaps, the oldest star actor on the stage. After ten years of financial failures he was, with ''Puddin' head Wilson," on the road to the making of another great fortune. One of the old men of the stage— he was 64— he still played young, vigorous parts, and he was still young in heart and spirit. Among his fellows he was popular and, notwith standing the financial failures that at tended his excursions into the legitimate, he was one of the most capable of the artists who have essayed these roles. ■ He had, however, so completely identi fied himself with the romantic part of "Davy Crockett" that the people "refused to accept him in any other. He made a large fortune with the play. He attempted Shakespearean revivals on a splendid and extensive scale, himself assuming the leading roles. They failed. He had a play written for him under his own direc tion, a romantic play that tie and many of his friends thought was exactly fitted to him ; but it proved a failure. Then he secured the play in which he recently appeared in this city, "Puddin' Head Wilson," a dramatization from Mark Twain. This became an Instant success, and was so continuing, and Mayo, it was predicted, would soon recover the fortune he had lost in bis expensive at tempts at the legitimate. Frank Mayo was born in Boston sixty four years ago. Be came to San Fran cisco as a boy and in the early sixties entered upon the duties of "super" at the Jenny Lind Theater in the old City Hall building which has just been torn down. Within eighteen months after that he was playing as leading man at the same place. He played d'Artagnan in the '-Three Guardsmen" with Charley Thome. Soon after this he went East, playing Tom Badger in the "Streets of New York." He returned to this City in 1863, playing a long and successful engagement. His first appearance in the metropolis was in 1869, when he was engaged to play Ferdi nand in "The Tempest." It was shortly after this that "Davy Crockett," written for him, was first pre sented. This idyl of the Western pioneer made an instant hit and "Davy Crockett" and Frank Mayo became one and the came in the public mind and so continued for many years. Mr. Mayo was married in this City. His wife residing in Philadelphia sur vives him. Two children also are living, a daughter, Ellen, .he wife of a wealthy merchant of Philadelphia, and Edwin, a youns actor, now playing in "The Heart of Maryland." A Call reporter conveyed the intelli gence of Mr. Mayo's death to Nat Good win yesterday afternoon at his rooms in the Palace. The actor was greatly shocked. "I have, then, lost a dear friend and the stage a great actor. Only this minute I had in my nand a portrait-of his daughter, whom Mayo was wrapped up in. This is a great shock. The last time I saw him we stood together at the presentation of the loving cup to Joe Jef ferson. He was a man. I considered him the best all round actor on the stage." JULES FRANCOIS SIMON. Death of the Celebrated French Statesman After an Illness of a Fortnight. Accepted Cousin's Advice to Change His Name B fore He Became Famous. PARIS, France, June B.— M. Jules Francois Simon, the celebrated statesman, life member of the French Serrate, mem ber of the French Academy and formerly Prime Minister of France, died to-day. M. Simon has been ill for a fortnight with neurosis of the stomach. Jules Francois Suisse was born at Lorient (Morbihan) on December 31, 1814. He renounced his patronymicjin 1839 at M. Jules Francois Simons, the Great French Statesman Who Died at Paris Yesterday. LAKE CITY IS LAID IN RUINS the instance of Victor Cousin, who said to him : "Leave off that frightful Suisse. A man can't become famous with a name like that." After studying at small leges in his native town and at Vannes he became assistant teacher at the Normal School at Rennes. M. Cousin, whose disciple he was, called him to Paris and got him a place in the Normal School there. After being sup plemental teacher in philosophy he gave the principal lectures. He succeeded Cousin in the chair of philosophy at the Sorbonne about the time he gave up the name of Suisse. For twelve years he had been one of the chief instructors of France. He was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1845. The next year he pre sented himself as a candidate for the con stitutional Left in the Assembly at Lan nien, but was defeated. He was elected from the Cotes dv Nord after the revolution of 1848 and classed him self with the moderate Left in the As sembly. After the coup d'etat his lectures at the Sorbonne were suspended, as he refused to take the oath of allegiance to the empire. He was returned to the Corps Legislatif in 1863 and continued a member until the fall of the empire. He ranked high as an orator and was the chief of the Republican party. He made him seif prominent as an advocate of free trade. He had the post of Minister of Public In struction, Fine Arts and Public Worship in the government of the National Defense. Having failed of election in Paris he got himself elected to the National Assembly in 1871 from the department of the Marne. He classed himself among the members of the Left and received from Thiers, on February 19, 1871, the portfolio of Public Instruction in the Cabinet of the Concilia tion. He retained it until May, 1873, when he resumed his seat in the Assembly, be coming the chief of the Left. He was elected a Senator for life on December 16, 1875. He became Premier of the new Ministry, which was formed in December, 1877, holding, with the presidency of the Council, the portfolio of the Interior. He wao forced out of the Cabinet by Marshal MacMahon in May, 1877. M. Simon was elected a member of the French academy in 1875 and the academy in 1880 elected him to the new supreme educational council. He was elected per manent secretary of the Academy of Moral and Physical Science in 1882. His last ap pearance in political life was when he ad vocated frte trade to no purpose in No vember, 1891. The list of M. Simon's works is a long one. Most of them are on politico-eco nomical and historical subjects. He con tributed largely to the reviews. CARRIED OFF BY BRIGANDS. Wealthy Women Seized Near Constant!- nople, and Are Held for a Big kansom. CONSTANTINOPLE, Turret, June B.— A startling case of brigandage occurred yesterday almost within tne precincts of the capital of Turkey. Two carriages, one containing Mme. Branzau, a wealthy French lady, and the other bearing Mme. Paragamian and daughter, the wife and child of a rich Armenian residing in this city, were attacked by brigands at Yalove, twenty miles from the city, and the occu pants of the vehicles were carried off. To day their captors caused to be conveyed to Constantinople the information that the ladies will be held until the demand of the brigands for £2000 ransom is com plied with. EGYPTIANS FOUGHT GAMELY. Eight Hundred Verviahes Killed in the Battle at JFirket. CAIRO, Egypt, June B.— Advices re ceived from A&asheh, the advanced post occupied by the Egyptian troops in the Soudan, this morning sayinjr the battle which took place between the Egyptians and Dervishes at and around Firket, 800 Dervishes were killed and 450 taken prison ers. The number of wounded Dervishes is not reported. The number of Egyptian troops engaged in the battle was 4000, while the Dervishes are estimated to have numbered 4500. The gallantry displayed by the Egyp tians is highly praised. The »tr Nhah Enthroned. TEHERAN, Persia, June B.—Muzaffer er-Din, the new Shah of Persia, was for mally enthroned to-day at 12:30 p. m. His Majesty will receive the members' of the diplomatic corps in audience at 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Disaster Comes From the Skies Upon the Modoc .Village. BUILDINGS WRECKED BY A WATERSPOUT. Few Structures Escape the Fury of an Awful, Whirling Torrent. MANY MADE HOMELESS BY THE FLOOD. Great Loss of Property in the Little Hamlet — Aituras Is In undated. REDDING, Cal., June B.— The once beautiful little village of Lake City, nest ling in the foothills at the head of Surprise Valley, in Modoc County, is a scene of de vastation, ruin and disaster. What was once a brisk and lively burg of 200 inhabi tants, with neat and cozy dwellings and substantial business nouses, is now but a vista of tangled wreckage, nearly every building in the town being wholly or partially demolished. The inhabitants of Lake City were aroused from the"ir early morning slum bers last Friday by the roar and rußh oi angry waters, and before many of them had time to look to their own safety, with out attempting to save their effects from residences, stores or business places, a flood of water came pouring down upon them from lowering clouds that had been threatening destruction all night, and when the torrent had passed buildings lay in ruins on all sides. Lake City had been struck by a waterspout — a veritable water cyclone. The whirling mass of water struck the center of the town with terrific force. The frightened residents, warned by the on coming roar, hurried to and fro in frantic efforts to save themselves from what for a time seemed certain death. Small trees, stumps and timbers were carried down and through the streets with awful force, and the most substantial structures were weakened and tottered before the rush of the water. Dry's flouring-mill, a well-built building, was completely ruined, the damage being estimated at $6000. W. T. Cressler, who owned a store, storehouse and residence on the bank of a small ravine that runs through the town, lost everything and barely escaped with his life. Twenty tons of sacked flour was carried off as a bundle of 1 eaves would travel on the water. Mrs. Hamlin, a widow living opposite Dry's mill, was sick in bed at the time of the storm and her escape was miraculous. She vainly attempted to rise and breast the Hood, but failed. A man swam to the rescue, and she was carried in safety to dry land. Two minutes later the waters carried away her cottage. The whole town was undermined by the flood, and the damage is estimated at over $30,000, a heavy loss considering the size of the place. At Alturas, the county seat of Modoo County and about twenty miles from Lake City, a waterspout struck later in the day. In a few moments all the streets were con verted into great waterways, and people fled to the second stories and roofs of their houses for safety. Boats were brought into use and the only travel for hours was ac complished by the aid of small craft. The roads between Alturasand-Cedarville were washed out and traveling was almost en tirely stopped. Out of four substantial bridges across Thorns Creek only one remains, and that near the head of the creek. Across Cedar Creek two bridges are washed out, leaving but one standing, just above Cedar ville. Never before has such a disaster visited Modoc County, and the wonder is that no lives have been lost. The waterspout started near the north fork of Pitt River and traveled in a north easterly direction for about tbirty-five miles before it spent its force. Everything in its path was ruined. From down the mountain-sides huge trees, bowlders and rocks were carried, and at one point along the creek, near Cedarville, a small farm, which before the storm was bearing a fine crop of oats, was made the dumping place for an endless number of trees and stumps. But meager reports have been received, and when full details come in they may carry accounts of losa of life and stock. Added to the calamity of the storm, an epidemic of typhoid pneumonia is spread ing in the valley. Several deaths from the plague have already occurred. Pitt River, even as far down as Fall City, in Shasta County, was higher than ever known before. People have been com pelled to provide temporary lodgings, and tents have been brought into use to ac commodate those who have been rendered homeless by the flood. DEATH OF MILLIONAIRE YOUNG Was Voted as a Progressive Lumberman and PhtlanthropiaU CLINTON, lowa, June B.— W. J. Young, the millionaire lumberman and philan thropist, died to-day.' He was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1827, came here in 1858 and engaged -in the ; lumber business. He built his first mill here in 1860, 1 and when his mills closed and he retired three years ago be had the largest plant of the kind in the world. . He is : accredited with introducing new rafts and being among the first to tow logs with steamboats. He has been the poor man's friend always and will be sadly missed. He has liberally aided the churches, especially the Metho dists', and built and presented to that society the Esther . Young . Memorial Chapel.' He .was reported worth from six to ten million. _.-. :,*■ ,:.-.. Approved by Cleveland. WASHINGTON, D. C, June B.— Th» President to-day approved the modified general deficiency bill.