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Refugees Still Flee
m From Threatened
: i Sections. ,
Several 'Noted Men
Are r -Among the
• Missing.;
FORT.DE FRANCE, Martinique, May 27.— -Mont Pelee has again turned its wrath upon the
Island' of 'Martinique and; again have: human lives been sacrificed. For more than fifteen hours
."the! [volcano has been in a state of violent eruption, and as it grows constantly more threatening
the panic -of ' last week has been revived; Fort de France is being showered with ' ashes and mud.
Outside Theses. is • in r a terrible fury and the fear of a tidal ivaveis in the minds of all. The .exodus
from the island continues, and only those whose duty compels them remain in this city.
Leaders of Buckeye
1 State Work in
Dress Parade^ of the
Candidates for
"Our enemies may hurl their calumnies
upon our soldiers and sailors -and their
anathemas upon honored ; representatives
of our Government,- but they cannot dim
the glory. of our flag nor retard the day,
when the blessings of our free Institutions
Regarding the Philippines Governor
Nash said: /
whose lips fell the solemn pledge to pur
cue, without variation and untarnished,
the greUt and beneficial policies of Will
iam McKInley. Our loved one has fallen,
but -the nation and her people ¦ live, to
be blessed . forever by his .theories of
Government." . .
. "I i, congratulate you," the Governor
said, "that In the person of Theodore
Roosevelt we have' a President from
upon as the enemies of the~people, but
as their friends, capable of still further
developlrfg ihd making useful | the great
resources of our State and giving to labor
remunerative employment and to capital
• safe investment. ¦ - — <
Defalcations of ..; the -Runaway Ex
. President of Haiti Are Be
; coming-. Known.
KINGSTON, Jamaica", May 27.— A trust
worthy private correspondent cables from
Portau Prince that Simon . Sam/ the •'¦ run
away" ex-President of : Haiti. , stole ; $S,000 -
000 ; from- the public treasury during > his
Presidency.' The ; defalcations are only
now becoming known/ ;.' • _
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. No ; unions have yet declared a sym
pathetic ; strike, but v many -individual
members ; have r been; doing ; all In .their
power 1 to J aid the teamsters- and \ if { the
present-situation continues iriiuch longer,
It Is asserted In union circles, other locals'
such as Ahe ice ; and' coal men may join 1
the teamsters. , - •
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CHICAGO, May ,27.— Chicago's . beef
supply from the stockyards has been al
most entirely cut off, and unless- the con
cessions demanded by the striking team
sters are granted within -the next day or
two fhe city will be face Xo face with
a meat famine. Not" only' have the big
packers failed in every attempt, to smug
gle .meat out of the yards, but the whole
sole and retail butchers, who .usually
drive their - own wa'gons and take, out
loads of provisions, have been forbid
den to dosojn the .future. A : number, of
them were-, to-day allowed to carry away
stuff :that .they ; had bought, from the
packers, but they were warned: not to re
turn for any more "until the trouble Is
settled. As a result there is'a movement
on foot among the . 1200 or more butchers
oZ Chicago to close their* shops- for: a
week: or two, or as long as may'be.neces-,
sary to defeat the packers in their, fight
against the teamsters. . Most of .them de
clare that they are In sympathy .with* the
strikers and , f eel ' that stopping the -safe
of beef would'be the most effective; way
to help the teamsters.
Continued on Page Two.
Late arrivals report that Morne
Rouge has not been destroyed. The
force of the explosion continues to be
exerted in the direction of the sea, and
unless this is changed the village will
probably stand. All this morning the
eruption has been incessant. The
shower of ashes here is worse than
ever before, but there has not been any
From Morne Rouge to Fort da
France by the devious path that was
traveled was almost forty miles. That
distance was covered before dawn of
this morning.
•This city was found in a panic almost
as intense as that- existing at Morne
Rouge, and there was here no priest to
give consolation.
On all sides. were natives praying and
cursing in turn. Many exhausted fell
by the way and were unable to continue.
They pleaded pitifully for help, but it
was not in the power of any one to aid
nations were of sufficient strength to
make the ground tremble. It seemed
to the weary travelers as if the moun
tain top^ swayed above their heads. To
add to the horror , of the situation the
travelers encountered every now and
then a fer-de-lance, the deadliest of all
snakes. Scattered specimens of these
serpents, of which thousands have been
killed by the eruptions, were seen amid
the glare from the volcano, and the
flashes of lightning gliding over the
rocks and hurrying away/ as if they,
too, , had learned that their mountain
home was no longer a safe place for
When the 'start was. made on the re
turn trip to Fort ,'de; France the guides
and servants were gone.. The newspaper,
men were" left to > find their way. across
the hills as best. they could. It was ' a
weary and long journey. -The'distance
vyas. increased by the lack of knowledge
of the ¦ pathos.' I It .was a .night of terror!
Behind, Mont; Pelee; continued to belch
fire, . ashes, .smoke arid riuid. .The ' deto-
Part of this scene, of terror was.wit
nessed by the ..representatives - of. the
Herald and The Call. . They saw ; the
cohimn of smoke and. ashes shoot into
the airj .They watched the hot. and
stearhing mud ; pour- down the side of
the volcano.'- They/watched the old
priest, calm and brave, giving ; encour-*
agement to those. whom he. regarded as
his children.' ¦ ' Such . a ¦ display of . light
ning as was seenhas not often occurred.
It was terrific and awe-inspiring. . From"
the lightning greater danger was appre-.
henifid "than ;! from* the direct - effect of
the eruption: \
Others' turned, instinctively to the
priest as their protector. He directed
them to the church, telling them that
they could not escape at ; that j late hour
by fleeing and that they should pray
for preservation "from the 'danger, that
threatened them. { This was done.
Scores went frito the' church and fell
upon their knees, but by far the greatest
number ran without daring to look be
hind. . " . V
existence as. was St.? Pierre. It was
while he was talking that the explosion
came. From their homes the inhab
itants of the village ran in. a panic.
Some did not wait to see what was hap
pening, but hurried off in the direction
of Fort de France. ; V. '" ¦
While Senator Hanna declined to speak
to-day in advance of General Grosvenor,
It is understood that he will respond to
morrow and his speech is anticipated
with more interest than any other event
ft the convention. , .
Above the , platform were ; suspended
large portraits of McKInley and Roose
velt. Senator Hanna sat* in the rear of
the large hall with the Cuyahoga dele
gation, but he was the center of attrac
tion, even there. After the convention
adjourned he repaired ¦ to his home, and
to-night that place became the Mecca
of delegates and others. .. v.-';"
has been the center of Interest
since hjs arrival from .Washington last
Sunday. The conferences of leaders with
him continued to-day, but when It came
to the. meeting' of the delegates by Con
gressional districts this afternoon the
sentiment for him was demonstrated in
an unprecedented degree. His • friends
had claimed eighteen out of the twenty
one districts and mere than realized their
expectations. Interest center.ed in the se
lection of the commltteemen, as the new
State Central Committee, selected to -day,
will have control next- year -when mem
bers of the Legislature are- elected who
will choose the successor to Hanna in the
Senate. It Is claimed to-night that only
one antl-Hanna man was elected ; on the
new State committee, and that he had
been "reconciled." The drift of senti
ment in all the preliminary meetings was
more enthusiastic for the Senator, and
In the convention the delegates would not
rest until he got up and "showed" him
self, although he Insisted that he would
not discuss the issues in advance of the
keynote speech pi General ' Grosvenor,
who Is to be the permanent presiding of
ficer to-morrow. .
S~*^ LEVELAND, O., May 27.— The'
g * feature of the , Republican
MM . . State convention to-day was
tne unanimity of sentiment in
favcr of Senator Kanna. He
":¦ The 'original plan -was that the visit
: should -be vma'de to' the crater is soon
as possible, ' arid a quick " return \o Fort
de France .to avoid;all'danger. v
1 the evening rrieal was -being prepared
Ihc.priest pointed out the _work" of ruin
• that had been; accomplished.- -He said
that he "had 'refused to .leave'- his; post,
though: he 'was not -.at all certain that
Morne Rouge would 'riot =be swept from
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jsp-^ORT DE ¦ FRANCE. Mar-,
ff ;~-j .tinique, y : May . .27.— Mont
S v'Pelee has again dealt death
JL : -to;- the inhabitants of stricken
' . Martinique! This time Pelee
gave no warning, of the devastation that
it was preparing to work. The volcano
was all but somnolent and the internal
rumblings were infrequent.. This state
continued, until half-past 8'0'cloctc last
night, when an explosion of terrible
force occurred. ¦ Immediately hot jnud
began pouring into the sea from every
side of the mountain. Flamesshot sky
ward and ashes floated in great clouds.
The outbreak .was . acompanied by Jan
electrical- display that was the : worst
seen here since the trouble began. ;>.; ;:J
¦ It was^only by; good "fortune that two
representatives of the.' Herald arid The
Call were; riot; among those who were
killed. .Believing that Mont Pelee, for
a time at least) had ceased activity, an
expedition* was planned for the purpose
offgetting photographs of the craters
and { descriptions of the. conditions
about the volcano. Forming the expe
dition : were .-. *a. correspondent and : a
photographer for 'the .Herald v and The
Call and several' natives who were em
ployed as guides and servants. V.
After a wearying; march, -which - took
most of_ Monday,' Morrie Rouge .was
reached .about -.half-past 7 "o'clock
in the. .morning. The newspaper
men were : welcomed' ¦ by ; a -kindly
disposed priest, who gave' such
information as was.; in his possession.
He insisted --upon a pause being made
for refreshments,^ and- v in his : humble
home food was prepared. It" was- this
generous courtesy : of the priest that
saved the ¦expedition t from: destruction.
From the < Special '¦¦¦ Correspondent | of
The Call and . the New York Her
ald. • Copyright, 1902, by the^New
York Herald Publishing Company.
After the full committee on resolutions
had been In session until after 11 p. m. a
sub-committee consisting of Dick, Hard
ing and Tayler was appointed to revise
the draft of a platform that General Dick
had J . submitted and that had been con
sidered by sections. ¦ Tbe principal change
was in the plank of reciprocity. A reso
lution offered by; Albert A. Douglas, after
minor changes, was substituted for the
plank that General Dick had drafted on
that matter. The only contest in the com
mittee was on this plank, which is an en
dorsement of the policy of President
Roosevelt and bf the" Ohio Republican
Congressmen with the exception of. Dick.
In this; contest Senator' Hanna has not
co-operated . with Congressman Dick.
The platform of the latter, was" adopted
with this single exception by the commit
tee and as modified it probably will be
adopted by the convention.
The committee on resolutions organized
with Congressman Dick as chairman.
After the usual exchange of opinions the
committee took a recess for dinner till 8
o'clock. It was announced tHat Chairman
Dick had drafted a platform and that It
had been decided that it would be consid
ered first section by section in the full
committee and that if it was adopted
without material changes there would be
no occasion for a sub-committee.
After the completion pi other routine
business there were calls' for Senator
Hanna until he was compelled to respond,
but he refused to discuss public questions
ln^ advance of the address of the perma
nent chairman. This declination in cour
tesy to General Grosvenor was accepted,
and after a demonstration in honor of
Senator Hanna the convention adjourned,
after being in session only an hour, until
10 a. m. to-morrow. The committees went
into session at once.
The twenty-one Congressional districts
were called at the conclusion of Governor
Nash's speech and the selections made at
the district meetings were announced for
members of the new State Committee,
vice presidents and assistant secretaries
and also the members of the committees
on credentials, permanent organization
rules and order of business.
will be enjoyed by that people."
The armory which has 8000 chairs, was
well filled when 'Hon. P. W. Durr, y of
Cincinnati, chairman; of the State Central
Committee,, called the convention to or
der this afternoon. The leaders, notably
Hanna, Governor Nash, General Grosve
nor and many prominent politicians, were
cheered as they entered.
Chjalrman Durr reviewed the history, of
the last State campaign and congratulat
ed the;party on' the outlook for'thlsyear.
Governor George K. Nash was then an
nounced as temporary chairman. ,'He
was tendered an ovation on being.'in
troduced. He spoke at ' length j of the ac
tion of the State Legislature in regard to
taxation and corporations, saying: .
! "The corporations should not be looked
. One. of the most important conferences
was held ¦ between Senator Hanna and
George B. Cox, of Cincinnati, and con
tinued so long this morning that quite
a crowd was kept in waiting outside '.of
Senator Hanna's office.
With the platform completed to-nlgat
and only three nominations for minor
places to be made, it -Is thought that the
convention will conclude early to-morrow,
although General Grosvenor will speak at
length, and the time of Senator Hanna's
speech. is something of which he .himself
is unable to give any information.
At the meeting of the committee on res
olutions to-night It was reported that
most of the opposition to Chairman
Dick's draft of. a platform came from
Harding, Daugherty, Douglass and Tay
ler. They wanted the plank on Cuban
reciprocity to . Indorse President Roose
velt's policy specifically rather than . in
terms of a general indorsement of the na
tional administration.
At. the .meeting, of the delegates from
the Eighteenth District R. W. Tayler de
clined the nomination for re-election - as
Congressman on account of recent en
gagements as an attorney, but his friends
were prompt in stating that this did not
put him out. of the race for the Gov
While, the interests of Senator Hanna
v.-ere paramount i In the selection of all
the committees, all the others, were recog
nized in the selection of the committee on
resolutions. Seven Congressmen— Dick,
Gill, Hildebrandt," Nevin. Skiles, Tayler
and . Kyle— were • selected on this commit
tee, and three members of the Legisla
ture, . Harding, Patterson - and Cole. The
dress parade at this convention of candi
dates for 'the Republican gubernatorial
nomination continued into the district
meetings, which favored their respective
favorites by placing Dick, Daugherty,
Douglas, Harding and Tayler on the com
mittee on resolutions.
A statement, issued . by a news agency
this morning says that Lord Kitchener
will 'become adjutant general of the
forces Instead of. taking command of the
Indian army, as previously reported.
A. J. Balfour, the Government lender,
made no statement In the House of Com
mons to-day : regarding the peace agree
ment, but he announced a postponement
of the budget discussion, fixed for. this
week, remarking that. It would be very
inconvenient to ! debate the budget while
there were other things in the. balance.
He explained that it w*ould be impossible
in' discussing the budget to prevent refer
ences to the peace negotiations.
* *K dispatch to the Dally Telegraph from
Pretoria reports that 200 Boers have sur
rendered at Frankfort, Orange River Col
ony. ,'~ '. . - . ',¦', ¦ .'•'¦' ;'-
The Daily Telegraph says It understands
that theytablnet has decided to retain the
tax on grain. J " .
According to the views of officials here
there »is nothing to warrant the pessi
mistic opinions expressed in ' some quar
ters as to- the outcome of the discussions
at Pretoria ' and at Vreenlnging. '.. The
Government' continues to be satisfied that
the negotiations will result in a peaceful
settlement. Some minor points are being
discussed, but these are expected to be
fully disposed of within a day or two.
Meanwhile the .basis v f or. this almost
u niversal belief that peace \ has practically
been concluded is riot apparent. The Gov
ernment does not commit itself and news
papers claiming to possess special infor
mation have forfeited confidence by a long
' series of fluctuations and contradictions.
Boers on. the! -Continent and in London
hold their' tongues, saying nothing further
than . peace, cannot' come except :on terms
¦wjhich j safeguard the honor and' vital ¦ in
terest of the burghers. / - ;'- ¦
.. How .weary. --England is ,^of . the war', is
demonstrated i.by^jh^^f^.ej^h^ajajrfety * bf
all 'classes' t6 hear^tMaT'the sword ;has
been sheathed. -
The British Cabinet .was Jin session for
two hours to-day discussing the com
munications received from Pretoria since
the meeting of the Ministers oh j Friday
last. ' It is understood that the inner com
mittee of. the Cabinet will telegraph : the
result of the deliberations ,- to Pretoria.-
The Boer delegates at the Transvaal capi
tal will then probably return' to Vreening
ing | and report tp the. burghers who are
still assembled there. ' • •¦•.;;.
LONDON, May ; 27.— Preparations are
well advanced in » the principal towns and
villages throughout ' the ' country for a
record-breaking 7 - of ! the . con
clusion of peace in South Africa. "Wild as
were the orgies after the relief of Lady
smith and Maf eking, it is 'believed they
will be outdone when the glad tidings are
received that the with the Boers
is finished. : -V • ¦•¦-.
was expected at !any' moment.
Complete settlement : of ;. the terms of
peace, it was added, had been reached and
an official announcement to this effect
NEW YORK, May; 27.— In its latest edi
tion the Evening Telegram • announced
that a telegram- recelvedjn" New". York to
day from a source In London, which a cor
resi^ndent has ascertained to be of un
questionable authority, ' stated ;'* that the
war in South Africa is at an; end.'.' ¦; tf-'. .
Special Dleoatch to The Call.
British Prepare if or
Celebration Wtien
BdM Yield.
However, All ': : Terms
Cablegtam Received
Strife Is at End.
The San Francisco Call.

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