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I BUFFALO,' N. \ Y., May 30.— The : Man'
ningimalt ; house, together with'a quan
tity . ot' grain,',, was - burned early to-day!
A high wlndt blew : firebrands and ; sparks
to a great ¦ distance.' setting j flre r to \ the
roofs / of. j six teen; dwellings, only, .one of
which, Jiowevei\ . was. dctroyed.. The;to
tal loss is\estlinated at $150,000, "partly cov
ered :t)V ln'surance." ¦
Sparks Ignite Many Houses.
' AYASHINGTON, \ May i 30:~Oene'ral \ Wll
llam ' F. Spurgin,; recently, promoted Ifrom
cblAnel of ithei Fourth Infantry, '.has been
retlred,.-,m'aking,two vacancjesr'at present
in the list, of ¦ brigadier "generals. : Colonel
Samuel M/Whltside; Tenth Cavalry, sta
tioned .at . Fort J Robinson; Nebraska,- will
be" named, for; one of I the. vacancies. I Ho
entered the r army as a .private'. In' 1858,
served gallantly *", throughout i the , Civil
War and rendered efficient service In Cuba
during ' tho; Spanlsh-Americart j war" and
FUbsequently.' Major .William' F.' McCam
mon. Sixth 'Infantry; now In Manila, has
been retired; _; , •¦-. _. _ : , ; ; , .;
Army !; Needs Two . Brigadiers. >*
. : The tiger;, escaped from its'.wa'gon while
the train . was in ; motion and i crawled into
a'car- containing thirty ¦ draught horses..
j\. ¦• fierce battle .; ensued, the panic-stricken
Horses plunging, and kicking at the sav
age .intruder. When the .train reached
here .the : tiger , ,was found , dead " and
mangled .under' the hoofs , of one of the
horses.,. Six', of .".the horses were badly
scratched, and. bitten. •;
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. ( May 30.— A
two-year-o'ld/lndian tiger was killed in a
fight with* horses -on a circus train while
en route from; Gosh'en to Poughkeepsie
to-d.ay. .;'. ' . - .
Thirty Panic-Stricken
Circus Animal Trampled to Death : by
"I, 'am sorry that I can say nothing,"
the engine drivers, firemen and
pumpmen now occupied .In keeping the
anthracite mines free from > water are
called upon to cease work. . It Is feared
that after Monday a situation will de
velop which will render impossible any
settlement of the difficulty until, either
the men or operators have been van
quished. Powerful Influences are being
brought to bear upon the operators to In
duce them to recede . from the . uncom
promising position, that they . have main
tained from the first. Exactly what lines
are being followed is a secret/ that Isbe
ing guarded with the utmost jealousy,
hut there is reason to believe that the
proposals made by. the men who are
working for peace have met with ' favor
from at least some of the operators./
: J. Pierpont Morgan and Senator Hanna
are the leaders in -the last appeal for res
toration of harmony. The conference be
tween % Senator Hanna and George W.
Perkins of the firm of J. P. Morgan &
Co. in Cleveland 'on'. Thursday .was re
garded as very- significant. That Perkins
carried to Senator Hanna suggestions
.sent across the ocean by MoVgan was be
lieved by the men who are anxiously
watching every development in the con
test to be the real- explanation of the se
cret visit of Perkins to Ohio. In almost
the same words used by Senator Hanna
after the conference Perkins at his home
In "Rlverdale to-day declined to discuss
the -'nature' of the plans tbjit : are under
consideration. Y
T* j EW YORK, May 30.— Final efforts
f\l are in progress to. end the coal
JL 1 strike before next Monday, when
; To-nJght , the miners wired ; to National
President Mitchell offering to : give moral
i PITTSBURG, Kans., May 30.— The min
ers' convention here has made but little
progress in the consideration of the griev
ances against the operators. All sessions
are being held behind closed doors/, and
what news .is ' given out comes out
through a censor. The present conditions
are very unsatisfactory to the: miners,
and a schedule of wages is .being pre
pared which 'wilj be submitted to the op
erators next Monday. * ,..
'¦¦ Two regiments of men have been sworn
in at the instance of the operators to act
as coal -and iron police at the coalfields.
They -will "be armed with rifles and re
volvers and stationed at the mines to pro
tect non-union workers who are to re
place the ';• engine - drivers, firemen and
pumpers who have voted to go ; out,Mon
day in obedience to' John Mitchell's or
der. . ..'-;•'¦'.''
¦ ¦ When pressed to say whether, in his
opinion, there was any reasonable pros
pect of bringing about peace, Perkins de
clined to utter awora". He came, to this
city to-night, and it is understood that
he laid the i 'result of his visit to Ohio be
fore the representatives of the operators'
side of the L controversy. -It is expected
that concurrence or rejection of the final
efforts of -the peacemakers will be made
known to-day. ¦•'¦¦..•
answered to the question. "Too much has
been said already.. We cannot' do any
thing if every move is printed. No sooner
dd we make a plan than the details of it
appear in the newspapers, and men who
have entered Into an agreement with
draw." h
- ." '¦'".'¦„'*¦'¦-"¦• ¦ » .'
and financial aid for the. strikers in the
anthracite -fields. v It is hardly believed
here that the. miners will ; favor a- sym- t
pathetic', strike Iwlth the Eastern, miners
If the differences can be adjusted in Kan
sas and' Missouri. In case the demands
are- not granted by the operators next
Monday it Is- understood that the
will order a'- general Western strike.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Two Regiments of Men Are Sworn in to Act as Special^Police to Protect the Non
union Workers '¦: in the Anthracite Mines.: -¦-¦¦•-•
The -decision to make the call ¦ was
reached to-day "by. tho executive council
of .;"¦ the' National Teamsters' Union, and
came after a conference ( wlth Louis Swift
of \ Swiff & Cp. and ; Edward Morris 'of
Nelson, Morris '& -Co., both. of. whom re
fused even- to discuss the agreement the
teamsters wished signed.
1 The tie-up in Chicago, which is declared
complete,. is to be carried to Omaha, Kan
sas City, St.. Joseph and Sj; Louis, . and
the teamsters, : whose national; headquar
ters, are in Chicago, have received assur
ances from their I locals : at other "i points
that the men will obey the summons and
go out.,- This move will be -national in Its
effects.^ 5 - ¦ ; '-; ; •
'Every packing-house In the West be
longing to the "Big Six" is to be attacked
by I the :> Teamsters'/ Union ' on • Monday ; If
the . local companies do \ not recede from
their position and 'sign the agreement.
• CHICAGO,*May 30.— The f our ;big pack
ing concerns of the stockyards at con
ferences held to-day with union leaders
representing the ' striking teamsters — re
fused absolutely to grant the concessions
asked, or any. part, and 'went openly on
record' as being unalterably" opposed "to
the\ recognition ! of union labor . in < the
yards. - •• . ..-...'¦
' . Thousands of , persons . had their usual
supply of meat cut off to-day entirely
arid many others who were able to buy
a" .little • meat here and there \ paid fancy
prices for it. All through ' the city butch
ers closed down and , many, of them will
not open again until the strike has been
settled. '/¦¦:', ¦'.-'•.',:¦ .i) •.'.'.'•: : ¦ V'; : - "¦ ,'¦¦' ¦-¦
Packers Refuse Recognition
tg of Union Labor in the
Boxers Give Warning of the
Proposed Work of Ex-
LONDON, May ZL— The Shanghai cor
respondent of this Dally Mall cables that
the Boxers are active in the province of
Ezechuen. They have varaed the officials
of Tangtsien of th^Ir intention to exter
minate the foreigners, and they have de
stroyed the Catholic and Protestant
churches, killed and robbed people and
are enrolling member* in every village.
Troops have been dispatched to suppress
the rebellion.
London. Newspaper's Correspondent
Declares Philippine Church Ques
tion. Easy of Settlement.'
LONDON. May 31.— Cabling from Rome,
the correspondent of the Daily Chrpnlcls
cays the Taft mission to Rome has every
prospect of success. The Vatican is will-
Ing, to allow the monasteries and con
vents in the Philippine Islands to be un
der" civil law, and it will permit the ex
propriation of their property.
The American Government, continues
the correspondent, will authorize the cre
ation of new dioceses in the Philippines,
to be under American Bishops only.
Immigrants Perish in a River.
WINNIPEG. May 20.— An unconfirmed
report from Edmonton says that forty
Calician immigrants, who were storm
*tayed at Edmonton, started for Victoria,
eighty-five miles down the Saskatchewan
liiver, on a raft. About twenty miles bc
lcw Edmonton, the raft capsized and
twelve of the Immigrants were drowned.
Admiral Servan reports that one of the
submarine cables was broken May 3 at
an unknown distance north of Martinique.
This break was followed by the first erup
tion of ashes. The second cable was
broken May 5 at a point. ten miles west
of St. Pierre. In 130 fathoms of water, and
when It was dredged up It was found to
be tangled and twisted. The night of
May 5 there occurred the eruption of mud
.which overwhelmed the Guerla factory.
Wdmlral Servan considers that these facts
indicate the possibility of submarine fls-
Admiral Servan accepted Professor
Hill's present theoretic attitude of th«
subject of the eruption and praised his
judgment in not arriving at a hypothesis
until he had studied the data he has col
lected. Professor Hill told the admiral
that his study of data should be finished
on the spot. He said Mont Pelee might
erupt for a year or more, but that tha
area of devastation would remain un
changed. As all the people had fled from
the Vicinity of the volcano, no great loss
of life would occur. Professor Hill said
Fort de France was perfectly safe.
The commander of the French cruiser
D'Assas was presented to Admiral Servan
in tho course of the latter's Interview
with Professor. Hill. .The commander of
the D'Assas had just returned fronV'a
tour, of Inspection and reported that at
14 o'clock last night he saw incandescent
matter slowly flowing over the rim of
the crater at the summit. This report
has not yet been confirmed. •
Last night Admiral Servan invited Pro
fessor Robert T. Hill, the United States
Government geologist, on the French
cruiser Tage, Admiral Servan's flagship,
and had an Interview with him on hl3 re
cent expedition to Mont Pelee. United
States Consul Aymee acted as interpreter
at the interview, which lasted three hours.
Admiral Servan was deepiy interested in
what Professor Hill had to say, as he has
personal theories concerning the recent
eruptions. The admiral furnished Pro
•fessor Hill with many observations mads
b,y the French naval officers under him.
and highly complimented Professor Hill
and the 'National Geographical Society
upon their explorations.
ique, May 39, 3 p. m.— Mont Pelee has been
very quiet to-day. The cruiser Cincinnati
has left here for Castries, St. Lucia.
George Kennan and his party are doing
good work at the north end of the island
and are all safe and well. Professor An
gelo Heilprin, president of the Philadel
phia Geographical Society, who Is here
under the auspices of the National Geo
graphical Society, 1 3 now conducting his
investigations among the northeast cra
FORT DE FRANCE,. Island of Martin-
i NEW YORK, May 30.— A Journal spe
cial from St. <L.ucla says: The sisters of
the • Catholic " Order de la Deliverauce,
twenty-three of whom are among the sur
vivors of the eruption of Mont Pelee. ar
rived ¦ here to-day from Morne Rouge,
with a wonderful story of the preserva
tion of the pearest community to the
crater and .the only one. within the zone
of disaster to escape destruction. They
attribute the escape of Morne Rouge to
divine Intervention and tell of a miracle
in the church before. the eyes of the con
.gregation assembled for refuge from the
death-spouting volcano. While celebrat
ing mass .there suddenly appeared before
the* altar a, vision' of the Savior, showing
the sacred heart. '. The vision .was sad
faced and:wan. ; : V • ' •.'-. »
• ; Says;. Sister. Marie l'lnf ant Jesus: "We
emerged ' to ; see a terrible ,. cloud, • accom
panied ;byj thunder ; and ' lightning' rolling
down \> Pelee, .'. almost over our " heads,
upon the, city, of : St. Pierre. The whole
place was lighted : up by fires. It was the
most awful spectacle the human eye ever
witnessed.- ; We thought tho end of the
world had come. v We .remained at prayer,
all' that ;.day. of terror. \ Fire, steam and
boiling; mud .were "around us, yet Morne
Rouge ; was not touched. Not one person
was lost or harmed." '':' ' 7 ¦-,'-'
; In ' another dispatch Commander Mc-
Lean . says that George Kennan, the
writer and lecturer. Is safe, and was heard
from on' the 29th; traveling up the coun
try..^ .' ¦, .\:' : :. -¦"
Commander* Berry, commanding ' the
Dixie, cables from St. Lucia to-day that
he is going to " Martinique, and unless
otherwise ordered, thence to New York.
Martini q u e. C o m -
mander Thomas C. McLean, commanding
the : Cincinnati, jj cables : from Fort da
France under date of the 2Pth as follows:
: "Eruptions ¦¦ volcanic continue. Occa
sional great outbursts at intervals of few
days. . Mostly, columns and masses .of
clouds and steam, smoke and ashes snoot-
Ing "up quickly to .great heights. These
alarm the people, but rio serious damage
is being done outside of the district where
the first devastations occurred. Plenty of
supplies ¦ here. , French- admiral With
three ships arrived. Two more expected
daily. ¦- Authorities grateful and say able
to manage' affairs now without further as
sistance. The Cincinnati goes to Casley
on the morning of the 30th." - .
ygr "«r WASHINGTON, May 30.—
H Jb / Secretarr Moody re
¦ l/l/ ceived a number of dis
rar Br _ - patches " to-day con
* cerning conditions at
*TT*HE CALL herczvith publishes another set of illustrations
M. showing the awful havoc zirought in St. Pierre by the volcano
Mont Pclcc on the morning of May 8 last. The photographs
from which the pictures arc reproduced were taken by the photog
raphers attached to the expedition sent to Martinique by The Call
and New York Herald. (Copyright, 1902, by the Nczv York Her
ald Publishing Company")
Commander McLean Says
Masses of Clouds Float
From Mt. Pelee === Brave
Sisters Attribute Escape
to Divin e In terve n tion

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