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Minnesota Men Removed by
Pension Commissioner
Intimated That the Men Are
Either Dishonest or In
Boards Believed to Have Been
in Cahoots With Van
fbe Removals Made Upon the
Reports of Special Ex
Breoir.l to the Globe.
Washington, Juno 23. -Three medi
cal boards In Minnesota have been fired
as a result of the investigations of the
pension bureau. Among the well
known men on these three boards are
ex -Senator George W. Wood, of Fari
bault. and ex-Senator Ilollister and ex-
Senator 0. D. Gibson, of Austin. The
latter is probably the most popular
Democrat in Mower county, and his re
moval is a great surmise. At the pen
sion bureau it is intimated that the men
removed are either incompetent or dis
honest. The details follow: The latest
developments in the lowa and Southern
Minnesota pension scandal, ln whichPen
6lon Af, r ent Van Leuven has figured so
extensively, indicate the belief on the
part of Judge Lochren that a number of
medical boards were either in cahoots
with Van Leuven or were very care
less. Special examiners have been at
work in that district, and upon their re
ports several of the old boards have
been summarily removed. The tull ex
tent of the frauds nor the exact nature
of the faults of these medical men will
not be divulged until the reports are
made public. The three entire Minne
sota boards reniovedare: Faribault, F.
M. Rose, I). M. Cool, G. W. Wood; Aus
tin, \V. L. Ilollister, O. W. Gibson, J. N.
Wheat; Preston, Henry Jones, J. H.
Phillips, G. A. Love. The removal of
the Faribault and Austin boards was
ordered yesterday, and the Preston
board on the Istb. The entire board at
fresco, 10., was also removed June 15.
It consisted of James McCoolum, George
Kessel and William Connelly.
l"hey Must Bo Made in Standard
Coin of Uncle Sam.
Washington, Jtme 2:5. — Secretary
Carlisle lias issued an important circu
lar to customs officers and others as to
statistics of imports from countries hav
ina- a depreciated currency. It reads:
•'The department has been notified that
the stati&tica of imports from countries
Having depreciated currency are seri
ously vitiated by the fact that collectors
of customs in reporting trie value of
such imports make out their returns in
the depreciated currency indicated by
the invoice, instead of in its equivalent
in United States money, as is the in
tention of the laws and regulations nov
erinne the method of statin? the values
of Imports. This defect is espe
cially noticeable in retarns of free
goods, as lor example, coffee and
Jndia rubber coming from Brazil and
goods subject to specific duty, such as
wool comiim from the Anrentine Repub
lic At the present time, in view of the
fluctuatine balance of trade, it is espe
cially Important that statistics of im
ports and exports shall be prepored as
accurately as possible. \ou are there
fore instructed to require importers to
declare upon all entries of sroods which
are free of duty or subject to spe
cilic rates of duty, whether the value of.
the troods is expressed in the depre
ciated coin or paper currency of the
country of exportation, and if expressed
in depreciated coin or currency, they
shall reduce the same to its equivalent
value in the standard coin of the L nited
States at the time of exportation."
Naval Review's Cost.
Washington, June 23. -Paymaster
General Stewart has completed the
statement of the expenditures of the
naval review. The total expense of the
review was $7(5, sou and the appropria
tion was (350,000, leaving a balance of
*273,200, of which 1250,000 will be cov
ered into the treasury on June :;0, leav
ing the department a balance of £23,000
to meet any contingent expenses which
may be reported later.
Wanted, a Librarian.
Washington, June 23. —A librarian
!s wanted for the department of agri
culture: salary, $1,800. The civil serv
ice commissioners announce, iv addition
to the usual clerical examination, appli
cants must be nrepared for examination
in modern languages (German, Frencff,
Italian and Spanish), library economy,
bibliography and literature of agri
Breckinridge to Marry.
Washington, June 23.— The engage
ment of Representative W. C. P. Breck
inridge, of Kentucky, and Miss Made
line Pollard, who is now a guest of Mrs.
Blackburn, is announced. Miss Pollard
was at one time a clerk in the interior
department, but is said to have lost her
place by a remark made at the time of
Gen. Sherman's death.
Three Postal Changes.
Bpecial to the Globe.
Washington, June 23.— Three post
tffices in Congressman Hall's district
were changed today. P. A. Shaugh
nessv becomes postmaster at Assump
tion, Carver county; E. A. Thoele at
Uaylord, Sibley county, and Gertrude
JJoversiadt at Waugs. Goodhue county.
"Will Examine Chippewa Lands.
Washington, June 28.— Julien L.
Bowdre, of Arizona, and Asa Bodkins,
of Kentucky, have been appointed ex
aminers of Chippcvva Indian lands in
Minnesota. Prof. W. J. McKee, of
lowa, n geologist in the geological semi
nary, has resigned. •
Court of Inquiry Dissolved.
Washington, June £3.— Secretary
Lamont this morning issued fin order
dissolving the military CgSrt of inquiry
ordered in the connection with the
Ford's !t)'«nter disaster, and will leave
the civil authorities to deal with the
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Disastrous Fire in a Chicago ftfan
ufacturing Concern.
Chicago, June 23.— A disastrous fire
in the Murray & Nickels drug and spice
manufacturing plant at Nos. 407-415
West Polk street occured this after
noon. One man was probably burned
to death and two others were seriously
Injured. The following is a list of the
dead and injured: William Fuhrwork,
probably burned to death ;llenry Ewald,
seriously burned about face and hands;
Leopold Lehman, seriously burnt! about'
the face and body; Rudolph Block, leg
broken and burned about face and
hands :Charles Fuhrwork, burned about
the face. The financial loss will be
about $50,000 partially covered by
insurance. Rudolph Block jumped
from a third 6tory window
and landed on the pavement.
His hands were frightfully burned, but
it is thought the only injury he sus-.
tamed by jumpinir was a fracture of the
left leg. Henry Ewald and Charles
Fuhrwork made their escape to the roof
of the burning structure and were res
cued by firemen. Fuhrwork was with
them when the fire broke out, but failed
to reach the roof, and there is little
doubt but that he was suffocated and
his body burned. ;■.. ■":,[
They Become Incensed Over the
Defeat of Their Candidate
in Lubcck.
Three Out of the Four Second
Ballots Yesterday Resulted in
Socialist Victories.
Bbblik, Juno —The socialists of
Lubeck, incensed at the result, of the
second ballot for member of the reichs
tag, taken in that city yesterday, which
resulted in the defeat of Johan Schwartz,
the Social Democrat candidate, by Heir
Goertz, Radical Unionist, made a dem
onstration last night that soon degen
erated into a riot. The worst riot
ing was down on Brietestrasse, where
the Socialists, aided by a large number
of loafers and wharf rats, wrecked a
number of shop-fronts with stones and
clubs. The police charged the mob,
which fled without making much re
sistance. A large number of rioters
were arrested. Trie socialists were not
at all disheartened by the prompt attack
made upon them by the police. Subse
quent to their dispersal they met in
different places* along the waterfront,
and their passions were fanned by the
leaders, who escaped arrest. They then
appeared in groups on the streets. The
separate groups soon consolidated and
moved in the direction of the city hall,
upon which an attack was made. The
police were out in force, and, after a
tussle with the rioters, succeeded in
driving them from the city ; hall. The
members of the mob ihen directed their
attention to the house occupied by Lib
eral leaders, which they attacked with
stones, doing considerable damaee be
fore the police could drive them off.
Altogether there are 100 arrested social
ists, and their supporters have been
arrested also. It is apparent that the
socialists are in many instances deeply
angered««t Hie non-success of their can
didates on the first ballot. AtJaar, a
town in Prussian Silesia, excitement is
running high; great bitterness is shown
against iheiropponents. When the meet
ing broke up and the Conservatives were
leaving the hall where they had assem
bled, they were set upon by a large
mob of socialists, and a desperate fight
ensued. Heir Stroueke, the Conserva
tive candidate, who had attended. the
meeting, was badly maltreated by the
mob. The police could not alone handle,
the rioters, and the military was sum
moned to assist them. The police and
troops made a united charee upon the
socialists and drove them off the streets.
Many of them were arrested.
The second ballot in Leipsic today re
sulted in the election of Dr. Hasse.
National Liberal, over Herr Pinkau.
Social Democrat. The last deputy for
Leipsic city was a National Liberal.
The second ballot in Klbefeld resulted
in the election of Friedrich Harm,
Social Democrat, and the last "deputy
for the city. In Frankfort-on-the-Main
Wilhelm Schmidt, Social Democrat,
and the last deputy for the city, was
elected. The second ballot was taken
in Solingen today. Georgu Schumacher.
Social Democrat, was elected to succeed
They Purchase Bogus Deeds to
Land in New Haven. .. ,
New Haven, June 23.— year or
more ago the facts of an extensive land
swindle came to light by which West
ern people had been victimized through
purchasing bozus deeds of land sup
posed to be located in New Haven.
Two more such cases are announced.
The victims this time are A. W. Street
& Co., of Chicago, and J. P. Ross, of
Peoria, 111. These people had pur
chased deeds to property, the location
of which was minutely described in the
instruments. As a matter of fact, how
ever, the property does not exist, and
the parties in question are out many
dollars. Investigation made a year ago
showed that the parties doing this work
were quite familiar with the city, and
the present disclosures proves that they
are still in the field.
Twin City Players to Play Chicago
for the Hamilton Trophy. . : .:'
Chicago, June 23.— This afternoon,
in the whist congress, the Twin City
teams played Milwaukee, the former
winning by a score of 473 to 4C3, and
Chicago and Wahpauesen tied on a score
of 408 to 468. The last two clubs
were to have played off the tie tomor
row morning, but Trumbell and Ebr
lich, of the Wahpansen club, will not be
able to play, as they are interested in a
case at law, and the game was tonight
forfeited to Chicago. The finals will be
played tomorrow afternoon between the
Twin City players' and Chicago.
Blown Into Atoms.
Bkadfokd, Pa., June 23.— A terrible .
glycerine explosion occurred at an early
hour this morning near Guffey station.
Andy Muldoon, an oil well shooter, was
on his way to Guffey to shoot a well.
He had 200 quarts of glycerine in his
wagon, and while coming down a steep :
hill into Guffy station a wheel struck a:
large stone and the wagon was over
•*»irned. Nothing was found of Muldoon
or the horse but a few pieces of flesh
scattered " through the woods. ::' The
shock was felt for fifteen miles around,
and people in the vicinity were severely
shocked. "_ *".-". ?'-"f^. .'. ■::'-'
Hurt Two Fatally,^
WiNFiELD,Ka;i, f June ££-\Yednes- i
day njsJirtl •eTclono struck Winfield, de
sh'oying many small houses and iujur
ing a number of people, but only two
Officials Propose to Make It
an Event of the Cen
Fireworks and Electric Dis
plays Will Surpass Any
thing: on Record.
Programme for the Recep
tion of the Fleet of
Rev. Dr. Thomas Will Preach
in Festival Hall Sunday
Chicago, June 23.— Just now the
coming celebration of th« Fourth of
July is the all-absorbing topic of con
versation In world's fair circles. The
exposition officials have joined hands
with the city fathers of Chicago, and
they propose to make it one of the
events of the nineteenth century, an
event that will be remembered for gen
erations to come. Money, science nor
skill will be spared, and the world's fair
officers say they will be disappointed if
the crowd falls below 500,000 people.
Excursion!! will be run from pretty
nearly every city of any prominence
in the country, and these trains
will collect the thousands of
people at the intermediate and less im
portant places. The display of fire
works and electricity will surpass any
thing ever before undertaken in this or
any other country, at least, the com
mittee on ceiemonies of the world's fair
and the city council committee say it
Singing by a choir of 100,000 voices is
to be one of the features of tlie celebra
tion at the fair. The singing is to be
undei the direction of Silas VV. Pratt.
Trained choirs of 2,000 and 3,000 voices
will be placed on each of the four
big buildings of the group to sing in
unison, the populace joining with
them so as to constitute a vast
chorus of at least 100,000. Each sepa
rate choir will have a leader and be
supported by a large band of musi
cians, and all be congregated by means
of telephones, so that Mr. Pratt may
indicate the exact tinie alike: 1, the
Doxology, with a salute of can
nons to punctuate each sentence;
3, salute of the national colors — "Star
Spangled Banner"— sung by all; 3,
"Columbia, the Gem ot the Ocean;" 4,
"America." At the conclusion of the
ringing of the Liberty bell the doxology
will be repeated. Patriotic airs, "Yan
kee Doodle," "Battle Cry of Freedom,"
"Marching Through Georgia," etc., will
also be sung.
Preparations Being Made for a
Hoy si! Reception.
Chicago, June 23. -Preparations are
being made for a royal reception of the
Caravel fleet, which is expected to ar
rive the last of next week. It is pro
posed to have the fleet met at
Evanston or Waukeaon by a
lleet of vessels composed of
the United States steamer Michigan,
the coast survey steamer Blake, the
revenue cutter Andrew Johnson, pri
vate yachts and as many excursion
steamers as care to anticipate. Com
mander K. M. Berry, of the Michigan,
will take chanre of the fleet and assign
the boats to their places. The Chicago
Yacht club is invite I to participate
and will appoint a committee to confer
with Commander Berry as to details.
It is probable that when the caravels
reach Evaustou the tugs which have
towed them from Quebec will be re
leased and the Santa Maria will be
taken in tow by the Michigan, the
Fiuta by the Blake, and the Nina by
the revenue cutter Andrew Johnson,
after the salute has been fired. The
caravels will be entitled to a saiute of
nine guns in honor of Capt. Concha,s
their commander. After the little fleet
has anchored off the convent of ha
Rabida an aide of the director general
will visit them in his launch
and escort Capt. Conchas and
his officers to the administra
tion building, where they will be re
ceived by the officers of the exposition,
and the address of welcome will be
delivered by some speaker of promi
nence, not yet selected. Ex-President
Harrison was asked to deliver the
address of welcome, but he is compelled
to decline, owing to arrangements made
to go to Cape May. Senators Sherman,
Gorman, Allison, Five, ex-Speaker
Reed and other congressmen who have
taken an active interest in the construc
tion of the caravels, will be invited to
be present, as well as Gen. Tracy,
ex-secretary of the navy, under
whose direction the ships were built.
Secretary Herbert will also be
present. After the address a lun
cheon will be tendered Capt. Conchas
in the chapel of the convent, where
there will be a few invited guests, in
cluding Gov. Altgeld, of Illinois. Mayor
Harrison, Chief Justice Fuller and
other dignitaries. In the evening
there will be a special programme ot
fireworks, including set pieces repre
senting the queen regent, the boy king
and the three caravels. The Santa
Maria was built by the Spanish govern
ment. At the close of the exposition
they will be transferred to the United
States, and anchored in the lagoons of
the Potomac south of the White" house.
Rev. Dr. Thomas Will Preach at
the I* air Sunday.
Chicago, June 23.— There is to be
preaching in the festival hall at the
world's fair Sunday afternoon by
Rev. Dr. H. W. Thomas, of Chi
cago. As soon as it was definitely
decided by the United States court
of appeals that * the exposition
was to be open on Sunday President
lligiubottiani had a consultation with
the council of administration as to what
steps should be taken for holding re
ligious service on that day Sach week.
It was decided to invite such ministers
as had favored an open Sun
day, and President Higinbotham
at once sent a formal request
io Dr. Thomas, of the People's church,
asking him to preach' the v first sermon.
The reply to ilie r.Cq'ue'slcanjgihis after
noon, afid Dr. Thomas said that he
would take great pleasure in accepting
their invitation. An elaborate music
will be arranged for the oc
cation, and it is believed that every one
of the 8,000 seats in Festival hall will b«
occupied. . ; L
One Thousand .-Voices Peal Forth
J^~i f , in Festival Hali;
Chicago, June 23.— Selections frora |
IlandelV'Judas Maccabveus" were suoj
at Festival hall this afternoon by parts
of the singing" associations from St. Paul,
M ilwau St. Louis, Minneapolis and
Cincinnati, assisted by the exposi
tion \-. orchestra. The solo parts
by. Miss Emma Juch, soprano, Miss Em*
ma: Little, coutralto. Edward Lloyd and
Emil Fischer, bassos. William L. Tom*
linson conducted.' The orchestra work
wasall that could be desired with
the. ecxeption of , Mr. Fischer, whose
voice unfortunately broke at" a critical
stace, resulting from a cold, and at the
end of his part he retired from the hall.
The second part consisted of No 3
Beethoven's, by 150 musicians, and Ber
lioz's "Kequiem Mass" by the chorus of
1,000 voices. ' -
McKinlcy Saw the Sights.
Chicago, June 23.— Gov. McKinley,
Mrs. McKinley and Maj. and Mrs. Mc-
Knight arrived at the lair early this
morning, determined to put in a day
among the beautiful buildings of the
White City. They came in a car
riage, this favor haviug been
if runted Gov. McKinley by the exposi
tion authorities, as Mrs. McKinley is an
invalid, and not able to be wheeled
about the exposition grounds in the hot
sun. The party was driven to the Ohio
building, when a short stop was made,
after which the rouud of sightseeing
was commenced.
Reception to Musical Amateurs.
Chicago, June 23.— An informal re
ception and tea were given in the As
sembly room of the woman's building
by the board of managers in the after
noon to . the amateur musical
women . who . are here attend
ing the national convention of
the amateur clnbs. Mrs. Miner, or
Louisana, and Mrs. Frances Clarice, of
Minnesota, of the wouien'» com
mittee, received the guests. The North'
pipe organ in the room was played on
for the lirst time by Miss CM. Henry,
of Chicago. An impromptu musical
programme was given. i
Inspection and an Opening* .
Chicago, Jui:e 23.— The official in
spection of the manufactures and lib:
eral arts building will occur tomorrow.
The formal opening of the Hayti pavil
ion will take place tomorrow afternoon.
Ladies' parlors have been furnished-in
the terminal station, in the Casino and
in the cocked hat building. These are
prepared for the comfort of lady vis
iturs, and lounges and easy chairs aro
prepared for their' use., ..-.•- /. «;
Wisconsin Pearls. ' '.%.
Chicago, June 23.— This afternoon'
$100,000 worth of pearls . were brought
into the Wisconsin section of the niitieS
and mining building. A private inspec
tion was given, and the public will all
have a chance to see themin the morn
ing. At night the pearls will all b'<s'
safely locked up in the huge vaults of
the mines and mining building.
'■■■"■■■ :'■•■' r ' 'f: Tlie 'Attendance. - (^{-
CiiicAGO, June 23.— The attendance
today was not quite as large, as that of
yesterday. The total attendance of yes
terday was 180,031, of which 132,265 were
paid. ' The total paid admissions today
were 103,63' J. ''"•';
Passed Atlanta By. .
Atlanta, Ga., June 23.— A cyclone
swept for fifty miles across the counties
above Atlanta yesterday , afternoon.
Dallas, a small town on the 1 East Ten
nessee, Virginia & Georgia railroad,
thirty-five miles above Atlanta, was
badly wrecked. No lives were- lost. .
Crops were ruined over a large tract.
; The cloud split on the edge of the city
and passed north and south, unroofing
small buildings and destroying tele
phone communication, .'l
His Hsad split Open. :':%:lf^
Peoria, 111., June 23.— A scaffolding
upon the fourth floor of the warehouse
of the Peoria Grape Sugar works, re
cently destroyed by fire, gave away this
afternoon, and one man was killed and
five others . received slight injuries.
Henry Harms fell to the ground, a dis
tauce of thirty-eight feet, and, in addi
tion to receiving internal injuries, had
his head split open by coming in ,coa :
tact with a joist. 7 _ .' < '
Bound the Messenger. ' .■'-": '
Omaha, June 23.— The Kock Island
midnight train west-bound was held up
by an uuknown train robber near Beat
rice. He gained entrance to the express
car, and tied the ~ messenger, FranK
Spears, with ropes, threatening- him
with a revolver. The money in the car
was less than $25, and the robber Jeft iv
*; Deputies Exonerated.
Paris, J une t 23. — Ernest Val - ; pre;
sented to the chamber of deputies today
the result ot the committee of inquiry
into the . Panama case. The report ex
culpates from all blame M. Freisenge.
ex-minister of war, and M. Flouquet.ex
president of the chamber of deputies.'
it stamps as false in every particular
the story that 114 deputies were bought
with Tauama money. '. "."•'■'. l
'.■ Given a Ride on the Viking. '■■
; New York, "' June \ 23.— The .'{ viking
ship set sail shortly after 2 o'clock this
afternoon *. from ', her anchorage in ,' the
North river, for a tour of : the bay ana a
sail down to Sandy Hook with the mem
bers of the New York Yacht club and a
few invited guests on board; Capt. An
derson, who returned from, his visit to
Washington this morning, iv command.
Lake Mystery Solved. *-
Cleveland, 0., Jun» 23.— The fail
ure of the ( ' four men who went out in s
row boat Sunday ..to .r e turn was ex
plained this morning by the finding ot
the body of one of them, John Wagner,
which was washed', ashore. There now
seems to be no doubt that the men were
drowned. .- ,*- ■ '-'_'.'''■■ ", . :;.:*:
■ Received by. the Princess* ' t
. London, JunV 23.— The Pnhcess of
Wales received today Thomas F. Bay
ard, the new United States ambassador,
and Mrs. Bayard. ;'_._
Movements ol" Steamships.
. New. York— Arrived : Werkendam, Rotter
dam; I'uerst Bismarck, Hamburg; Jsland.
Copenhagen; City of Home, Glasgow; Dania,
Hamburg. ... 'v'? ' W~v\ ■, -ii
Kis'sai^— Passed; Ottoman, from '.od.
remen— Arrived: Weimar, Baltimore."" 1
Southamptos— Arrived : Augusta, Victoria, •*
NgwYork.'" : i . :' : - " ' : . ; ■:■■■■'■'■
Philadelphia— : Assyrian, Glass
SOW. : "\ _ ■ . : \^f : '■' ' f
New York— The Paris was : sighted soutn
ot Fire island at 9:28 p. m., and tfie Cam
pania: at 10:45 d. 'm. Neither vessel bas
'btokwi Ibe record. . - ,^<V^
Terrible Calamity to a British
War Ship in the Medi
While Maneuvering Another
One of the Squadron
Rams Her.
In a Few Minutes She Fills
With Water and Keels
Over Foup Hundred of the
Persons on Board Are
Loxnox, June 23.— A tragedy of the
sea, without parallel in the naval annals
of recent times, was reported today. The
British battle ship Victoria, the flagship
of .the Mediterranean squadron, has
completed a checkered career by sink
ing off Tripoli, after a collision with the
Camperdown, a sister ship of the squad
ron. This tragady, resulting in the loss
of 400 men, including thevice admiral of
the squadron, hnd not been equaled in
fatal results since the sinking of the
Royal George in 1782, when GOO souls
found their shioud in the ocean's
waves. The accounts of the
disaster are very measrer and the
responsibility for this woeful loss of life
has not been fixed. Some of the ships
of the squadron were maneuvering when
the powerful ram of th<j Camperdown
struck the Victoria forward of the tur
ret on the starboard side. Through the
enormous hole made by her sister ship
the water poured so rapidly that
Mie Watt Sinking
before an elfort could be made to man
the boafs. Even in the face ot impos
sibility, the sailors strove to close the
break, but iuthe midst of their labor of
desperation, " the mighty hull turned
completely over aiid went to the bottom.
Fifteen minutes after the Victoria
had received the fatal blow the water
closed over her, and the brave hearts
that were prepared to battle with all
enemies of their country had ceased to
beat, because the prooable mistake of a
friend was more deadly than the de
signs of any foe. The loss of this ship
with its attending terrible sacrifice of
life is viewed as confirming the opin
ion of many naval officers concerning
the monster war thips of the present
day. While the Victoria might be un
matched as to efficiency in bombarding
a seaport town, or in destroying a sea
coast, experts say she was decidedly too
unwieldy for serious maneuvering off
seaboard. Naval engineering, they
point out, has not progressed as rapidly
as naval architecture, and
The Stupendous ITlass
of the 10,000-ton war ship can not be
controlled with the ease the naval officer
generally desires. It had been thought
the twin screws were the desideratum
so longed for. They proved them
selves excellent indeed, but the delay
aud waste of energy in propelling the
le viathians is still the same. There is
but little doubt in the minds of those
who have knowledge of naval archi
tecture that the loss of the Victoria was
mainly due to the defects referred to
above. It is probable that cither the
Caroperdown or the Victoria could not
lessen the impetus received from its
engines when required. It is also
commented that while scarcely
anything has been done to nullify the
deadly action of the "ram," the navies
of tho world have given hardly a
thought to lifeboat drill, a proof of
which is seen in the immense loss of
life in connection with the sinking of
the Victorta. Taking it altogether, the
disaster is regarded by naval people as
a severe lesson to the navies of the
The First News.
London", June 2i.— A most terrible
calamity has befallen the British battle
ship Victoria, flagship of the Mediter
ranean squadron, and hundreds of lives
have bee"n lost. The Victoria, which
flew the flag of Vice Admiral Sir George
Tryon, K. C. 8., was run into by the
British battle ship Camperdowo, also
belonging to the Mediterranean squad
ron, tmd under the command of Capt.
Charles Johnstone. The Victoria had
an enormous bole made in her side,
through which the water poured in tor
rents. The immense hull of the Vic
toria at once began to settle, and before
those on board of her could cast loose
their small boats she went to the bot
tom, carrying down with her nearly alt
on board. Some of the officers and
crew managed to get out of the suc
tion caused by the sinking vessel
and were rescued. Among those last- is
Vice Admiral Tryon. As soon as the
officers of the Victoria saw that there
was danger of their ship foundering
orders were given to close the collision
bulkheads, in order to keep the water
in the compartment into which the Cam
perdown had shoved her ram. The
sailors tried to obey the order, but the
ship was making water too fast to al
low of
Closing tlie Bulkheads,
and, while the men were still trying to
shut them, the vessel, with her immense
guns and heavy top-hamper, turned
over and carried them down. The first
reports of the disaster stated that about
200 men had been drowned, but later
dispatches show that the loss of life was
far greater, not less than 400 of the of
ficers and cr&vv of the" Victoria having
gone down with their ship.
The Victoria was a twin screw battle
ship of 10,370 tons and 14,000 horse
power. She mounted fifteen guns. The
Camntjrdown is also a first-class twin
I screw battle ship. She is ot lu.tjuo tons
and 11.000 horse power, and carried ten
guns. The Victoria was a single-tur
reted ship, carrying two 110-ton guns
mounted iaa forward turret.coated with
eighteen inches of compound armor, one
ten-inch twenty-nine ton, tiring aft,
and a broadside auxiliary armament of
twelve six-inch five-ton guns. Of artil
lery of a smajl nature she carried
twenty-one quick-firing and eight
machine guns. Her maximum speed
was 1(5.75 knots. She could stow 1,200
tolisof coal in her bunker.and her radius
of action at ten knots speed with her
full complement of coal was estimated
at 7,000 knots. Her armored belt and
bulkheads consisted of compound armor
from sixteen to eighteen inches, in
thickness. She was built at Elswlck.
Admiral Sir George Tryon was coin
niander-ln-chief on the Mediterranian
station. He was made a vice admiral
Aug. SB, 1801.
Official Report.
Rear Admiral Albert H. Markham, of
the Trafalgar, the flagship of the rear
admiral in the Mediterranean, has tele
graphed to the admiralty from Tripoli,
Syria, under date of today, as follows:
"1 regret to report that while maneuv
ering off Tripoli this afternoon the
Victoria and Camperdown collided.
The Victoria sank in fifteen minutes in
eighteen tatlioms of water. She lies
bottom uppermost. TheCamperdown's
ram struck the Victoria forward of the
turret on the starboard side. Twenty
one officers were drowned. Two hun
dred and nfty men were saved. The
injury to the Camperdown has not yet
been fully ascertained, but it is serious,
and will necessitate her going on dock
for repairs. 1 propose to send the sur
vivors to Malta."
The complement of officers and crew
of the Victoria comprised (UK) men. The
list of officers drowned included, besides
Vice Admiral Tryon. Chaplain Morris,
Lieut. Mumo.Kleet Paymaster Riekord,
Fleet Engineer Foreman, Engineer
Harding, Assistant Engineers Dead
man, Ilatherly and Seaton: Cunner
Howell, Boatswain Barnard, Zarpenter
Beall, Midshipmen Englis, Grieve,
Fawtces. lienly, Gambler and Scarlett;
Cadet Stock and Clerks Allen and Sav
age. A change had been recently made
in the commander attached to the Vic
toria, Charles L. Ottley having been de
tached and succeeded by Commander
Felliome, who was saved, as were also
Capt. Hon. Maurice A. Bourke and
fifteen other officers.
The" Fir* t Itis|»ai<h<*
concerning the accident led to the be
lief that the disaster had occurred off
the coast of Tripoli, iv Northern Africa.
Later ndvices show the calamity hap
pened off Tripoli, a seaport on the
Eastern Mediterranean, fitty miles from
Beyrut, Syria, and a comparatively short
distance from the Island of Cyprus.
The Eastern Mediterranean has
proved a moat unfortunate cruising
ground for the Victoria, for as above
stated, it was iv this part of the sea that
she met with her serious accident in
January, 1802. In January of last year
the Victoria ran aground off the Greek
coast mar l'latea, and she was only
Moated off after an immense amount of
labor and large expense. It was said
that this accident was due to
carelessness. A boat's crew from
tin; Victoria was sent to mark
with a buoy a shoal, the existence
of which was known to the Victoria's
officers. The shoal is a uarrow one,
and extends out from the Greek shore,
the boat's crew was instructed to pro
ceed along the shoal from the shore
until ten fathoms of water was reached,
and then to mark the spot with a buoy.
When within 100 yards of the end. the
boat got otf the shoal, and, as the next
sounding showed ten fathoms of water,
the buoy was anchored. The Victoria
then came along at a good rate of speed
at right angles to the shoal to take a po
sition for torpedo practice, and, passing
well outside the buoy, struck the shoal
and remained fust. Hon. Maurice
Bourke, captain of the Victoria and a
son of the lute Earl of Mayo, who is the
youngest post captain in the British
navy, was held responsible for the acci
dent and was severely reprimanded by
a court martial.
Beslc<r|ns the Admiralty.
As soon as the disaster became known
in London, the Duke of Edinburgh, who
was lately promoted to the position of
admiral of the fleet, visited the admir
alty and conferred with the officials
there. A meeting of the admiralty
boaid was held and a telegram of in
structions was sent to Hear Admiral
Markham. The news of the calamity
bas caused the most intense excitement,
not only among those who had friends
on board the ill-fated ship, but among
all cl.asses of the population. The ad
miralty office in Whitehall is besieged
by relatives and friends of the officers
and crew, reporters seeking further de
tails of the disaster and throngs
of people attracted by curiosity.
So dense was the throng in
the vicinity that the admiralty
officials were compelled to summon the
police to restrain the crowd. No inform*
ation has been received at the adinir
ality since the receipt of Hear Admiral
Markham's first official telegram, which
is above repeated. All official telegrams
in regard to the loss of tho snip will be
sent at once to the queen at Windsor
castle. As soon as her majesty received
liear Admiral Markham's dispatch,
which was immedfately forwarded to
her, she gave orders for the postpone
ment of the state ball that was to havt
taken place at Buckingham palace to
Number on Board.
. Mr. Gladstone was greatly shocked
when he was inlormed of the sinking
of the Victoria and the great loss of life
that had attended the foundering
of the vessel. The prime min
ister informed . the house of com
mons of the accident and paid a most
glowing tribute to the worth of Vice
Admiral Tryon, who he said was one of
the ablest and most esteemed officers in
her majesty's service. Mr. Gladstone
said there were 611 officers and seamen,
boys and men, and 107 marines on
board the ship. It was feared of this
total of 718 souls, 480 bad been lost, He
was sure that the deepest sympathy of
the house would be felt for the brave
men who had found an early crave In
the service of their country.' and that it
would be extended to their relatives
and friends.
Kt. lion. Lord George Ilamilton, for
merly first lord of the admiralty, in
dorsed everything that Mr. Gladstone
had said, aud expressed the deepest re
gret for the calamity that had befallen
the country in the loss of so mauy
brave officers and men. sj&USH
In the house of lords, Earl Spencer,
first lord of the admiralty, referred to
the disaster in terms similar to those
employed by Mr. Gladstone in the house
of comufous. Among those saved is Kt.
Hon. Lord Richard Giilford, Vice Ad
miral Tryon's floor lieutenant, and eld
est son, "and heir of the Earl of Clan
William. Tne details of the accident
are meager, and are received in a strag
gling manner, owing to the remoteness
of Tripoli. . '. ■ -
Eminent Authorities Think the
Blow Uippecl Many Plates Off.
' LoxSon. JubeT23.— An interview was
had today with Lord George; Hamilton
to ascertain his views as to the disaster.
He said that without a doubt the Cam
perdown's ■ ram had _ cut away the plat
i Continued «v FiTtli l'agc.
A Love-Sick Young- Man Trou
bled With the Former
Gets the Latter.
While Prowling Under His
Girl's Window, He is Shot
for a Burglar.
Three Brainerd Chinamen Are
Arrested on a Charge of
A Shoe and Part of the Ashes
of the Victim Thought to
Be Found.
Special to the Globe
Maxkato, Minn., June 23. — This
morning citizens of Mankato were
startled to learn that E. F. Searing had
shot a burglar at aboiu 2 o'clock while
attempting to break into the residence
of his father, President Edward Searing,
of the normal school. The latter, ac
companied by his wife, i 3 visiting the
world's fair, and the son was left to care
for the homestead. At the above hour
the servant girl called Mr. Searing, say
in" that a burglar w.is gainiug admit
tance to the linus.: by opening the
kitchen window- Mr. Searing quietly
descended the stairs, revolver in hand,
and, upon seeing a man looking through
the open window, fired, felling the sup
posed burglar to the ground, who ut
tered terrible groans.
After notifying the police, search was
made and blood found for a block or
more. Authorities ot surrounding
towns were notified to arrest any
wounded stranger. The tragedy re
mained a mystery until this afternoon,
when Dr. Maylauil reported that ho had
been called to dress tho wounds of EL
11. Myron, a young man twenty-seven
years old, am ployed in Me Kelson's
tailor shop. Mr. Searing at oncd visited
the wounded man, aud found him to be
the hired girl's b^st fellow. Tho bullet
had entered his mouth and passed out
near the ear. The wounds are not con
sidered dangerous, and he will likely
soon recover.
The victim claims he had remained
until 10 o'clock with the girl, and, being
of a jealous disposition, thought some
other tellow was after his sweetheart,
and bid in the bushes nuar the house to
await developments, and was standing
at the window when the girl up stairs
first saw him. Miss Bartha Hanson is
the young lady, who is highly respecta
ble. She had been abed, and was en
tirely Innocent of the prowlinga of her
lover. The young man has always
borne a good reputation, and, while no
ono is to blame for the occurrence but
himself, it is sincerely hoped hu may
And Three Others Are Already
Under Arrest.
Special to the Globe.
BBAINBBD, Minn., June 23.— Much
excitement is occasioned here over the
arrest of three Chinamen charged with
the murder of Lee Chump. The latter
was in opposition business to the ar
rested parties, inaugurating a cut rate
shor*. This caused ill feeling, and when
Chump disappeared last Sunday his
help, Lee Sing, suspected foul play, as
both had been invited into the hostile
laundry Saturday night to partake of a
big green turtle supper. Lee Chump
attended, while Lee Sing stayed at
home. As his friend made no appearance
for a day or two, search was instituted.
Nothing could be heard, aud today the
Chinamen were arrested, the building
was searched and a general overhauling
took place. At Wing Sing's laundry
the floor was taken up, and underneath
were found ashes in which human bones
are said io have been discovered. l\\
the water closet one of the dead man's
stioe.s, as identified by his partner, was
discovered, and it looks (low as though
a dark deed had been committed. The
missing man had *i;o in money and a
guld watch with him.
Badger B<ms of Vovcrans Finish
Their Buainesj.
ASBXANB, Wis., June 2-i.— The an
nual encampment of the Sons of Vet
erans came to a successful ending this
evening with a grand ball at the armory
of the local camp. The election
of officers resulted in A. C.
Winer, La Crosse, being elected com
mander; B. 11. \Vood, Superior, senior
vice commander; J. L. Moore, Kewau
nee, junior vice; William Lameyere,
New London; G. P. Ituayle, Bayheld,
and G. M. lloaglin, Oshkosh, division
council; Joe M. Chappie, Ashland, dele
gate at large to national encampment;
J. B. Parkhill, Thorpe, delegate. The
next encampment will be hgid at K;tu
Whereabouts of the Plankinton
Bank's President Unknown.
Milwaukee, June 28.— 1 T. L. Day,
formerly president of the Plankinton
bank, has mysteriously disappeared.
While the grand jury was investigating
the failure of the Plankinton bank,
Mr. Day ',yent to West Baden, Ind.,
ostensibly for his health and since that
time he has not been seen or heard
from. Mr. Day's attorneys say that his
assets are StHi.OOO, with liabilities at
about 1550,000. This is said to be an
optimistic estimate.
A Receiver Asked For.
Siovx Falls, S. D., June 23.— The
Mann-Frazer Company of Minneapolis
has made application to the United
States courts here for a receiver for D.
P. Henry, Ludwig Loevinger, of cham
berlain, the BunK of Chamberlain, and
Thomas Kinsman, of White Lake. The
plaintiff company complains that Kins
man made a fraudulent transfer of
?3,<)00 worth of property to the other de
fendants, aud claims also that all are
insolvent. The plaintiff's claim is for
12,68 a
Death of Carroll Perkins.
Fariuailt, Minn., June 23.— Carroll
Perkins, one of the earliest and best
known settlers In this part of the state,
was icaucl dca^in bed at his boar^u**,
XO. 175.
place nt Postmaster E. N. Leaven's early
this morning. He was apparently well
as usual on retiring. Out has bee n in
rather poor health since the death of
his brother, Hon. O. F. Perkins, in the
spring. He tvas a brother of M. J. Per
kins,'of Ml» neapolis. He was born at
Stowe, Vt., In 1533, and came here iv
Tronble May Be Precipitated at
Cheyenne Agency.
Hklkna, Mont., June 28.— A message
has been received from Cheyenne
agency from Lieut. Marshall, who went
to make the arrest of the Indian de
serter from his troop. All is quiet at
the agency, but the Indians are sullen,
and it is not known how soon trouble
may be precipitated. The troops at
Fort Keogh are under orders to move at
a moment's notice. Half a troop of
cavalry left the garrison to establish a
relay camp midway between here anil
the agency to facilitate the carrying oi
Will in the Future Uave Religious
Kimball, S. I)., June 88.— Pukwani,
a town of 200 population, ne.ir here, ten
years old, has never had religious serv
ices of any kind until about a month
ago, when a Methodist society was
organized, and is now prepar
ing to build a $1,600 church at
once. The work is being pushed
by the business men of the place, many
or whom are not churchgoing people,
but who think the absence of a chureli
has kept many desirable people from
locating near the town. One Of the
trustees of the church is said to be a
pronounced infidel, but he is working
the hardest for a building.
Made Off With a Team.
Special to ihc Globe.
LAKK City, Minn., June 23.— William
Lannigan, a notorious character of
Kochester, was in the city today and nt
temnted to purloin a team belonging to
. ("iiis Olson, which was hitched in the
business portion of town. He was
overtaken and captured several miles
from the city by Marshal McMlllin and
Sheriff Meyer and placed in tho city jail
for iiiation.
Wanted in Montana.
Specinl to the Globe.
llutciunson, Minn., June 23.— An
important arrest was made at 11 o'cloclc
last night by city Marshal Hamilton in
the person of James Kirringtou, an all
round tough from Glasgow, Mont.,
Where he is wanted to answer to an in
dictment for grand larceny. Ho was
taken to Daasel for saft; keeping pend
ing the arrival of the sheriff from Glaa*
Expecting; Several Millions.
Spokakb, Wash., June '£■>. — Phil
Stanford, a young attorney here, will bo
remembered in the late Senator Leland
Stanford's will*lo"the amount of .several
millions of dollars. Phil Stanford Is a
nephew of the deceased .senator, and
during tho latter's lifetime was a favor
ite with the senator. Phil Stanford id a
niodeu young man, and lias been prac*.
ticing law in this city over a year.'
The Sioux Falls & Yankton. .'
Siorx Falls, S. D., June 2:s.—Nine
teen cars of ties arrived over the
Great Northern last evening for
use on the Sioux Falls <& Yank
ton. Toe fact that the shipment
was made over the Great North
ern i-. taken as further evidence that
Mr. Bill is back of tliis project. The
work of laying the ties and rails will be- -
gin as soon as tho material can be un«
Mr*. Loasc to Speak.
Special to the Globe.
Aukkdkkn. S. D.. Juno 23.— Al
liance encampment on the James shows
slightly increased attendance, but to
morrow, when Mrs. Leaso speaks, a
large crowd will bo present The prin
cipal speakers today were Paul Vander
voort nnd Dr. Fish, also Key. Glidden,
of Mitchell. -

McCaiui Is Free.
West Supekior, Wis., Juno 23.— W.
11. McCanu, charged with the murder
of Bob Kirkwood near White Birch a
year ago, and who has been on trial in
tne circuit court for tho murder, is a
freeman. The defense pleaded Insan
ity, and the jury returned a verdict of
Word received from White Birch to
night states that if William McCann,
the murderer of Robert EirKWOOd, who
was this morning acquitted on the
ground of temporary insanity, returns
to White Bircli there will be trouble. It
is claimed they threatened the wit
nesses who testilied against him. Upon ■
the advice of his attorneys McCann wili
not return. -
Died at 107. ,
Ciiiitkwa Fau.s Wid., June 23.—
Mrs. Angelina Deiuarrie died at the
home of her daughter, Mr 3. 11. 8. Allen,
last night. She had proofs iv her pos
session showing trHit sin; was 107 years
old. and Thomns Kandal, In his bUturv
of the Chippewa valley, claims that sho
was 121 years old.
_____ — _
Goes to Smith College.
Special to the Globe.
NoKTHFIEU), Minn., Juno 23.— Miss
Flora Harpham, a graduate of Carlcton
college in in 1888, has been appointed to
the position of assistant director of the
observatory and teacher of mathematics
in Smith college.
Another Body Found.
Dli.i rii, Minn., June 23.— Workmen
this morning discovered the remains o
Robert Ford, the Mx-year-bld son o
Mrs. Mary Ford, burned in the Bunuell
biock lire. The body wos burned be
yond all recognition. It wa9 discovered
at the corner of the building wheru tbey
hud not expected to find it.
No mill In the Story.
DuLurn, Minn., June 23.— The story
sent out from here by several corre
spondents that three men were burned
to death in the jail at .Virginia is false,
without a word of truth to support it.
Caught the Thief.
Febous Falls, Minn., June 23.— Tho
thief who went through the Northern
Pacific sleeper between Wadena and
Perham has been caught at Frazee. Ho
will be brought here tor hearing.
. Fire Strike-* Matches.
Kavkalna, Wls., June 23.—
Kankauua* Match company's plant was
destroyed by fire today. Loss |s'j,uuo t
with $37,000 insurance.
Will Cool a Week.
TBOT, N. V., June 23.— The Columbia
Liberty bell, which was cast last even
ing In this city, will be allowed to re
main in the pit about a week before be
ing raised, and will then be finished
aud aaui. tu Chicago by a special traiu,

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