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.ONE DID GREATEST - Missouri Towns—Sum the Terrible Casual :ii Lists of the Dead oris, April 13.—Reports are pming in of the wide-spread stion by Tuesday’s cyclone, all towns suffered most, many being killed. At Hawkins ( Skfo., six people and a babe filled and .twenty-seven in two of them fatally. At ton. Mo., live people were I injured, one fatal •y. West Plains, ge City ten lives and fifteen people them fatally. At le scene was ible One. in Salem and sev lunteer nurses are ;ken town caring aes. When assist :m not a soul in the a morsel to eat for irs. In one farm people were e of the cottages Mrs. Wilson was her mangled dying on the doctors to t her suffer. The has issued an ap t Higginsville six is were killed and barns were carried hey were chaff, ns Bank, Mo. the names of the HER, dead, with a . vHjSon. ISHER. N, three-months-old were injured: , seriously. n'e, seriously, seriously. Tacob, fatally, ausly. and daughter, seri- T. .liams, seriously. iously. atally. ray, seriously, isly. AND HER MOTHER, Be seriously. :r iously. riously. of John Wilson, fa jmm ate, seriously. >WN AND CHILD,* fa ife and six children. igton, Mo. R. IKE. . Et. :er. r . line, fatally. rcHiNSON, fatally. ' berry, Mo. . • rs WOMEN, lly. n,* fatally. Plains, Mo, and Bor, badly in lv«i’o, Mo. mod aro dead: lIR. 5. VN, !ity, Mo. EY, colored, dead. ' d wife, may die. fatally injured. Powell, fatally in- W n.li ams, terribly >ve. son, dying, ible roll were not rm left little for o begin life over uses, barns, stock, swept before the t ll#wkins Bank the t horrible. About n Salem, including went down as soon I there of the dis manv of them 1, as they are to nurse the are for the dead, reached there not a : had had a morsel jr-four hours, as pro ves. etc., were all Partners from the itry came teir Assistance iw being cared for te vicinity of the farm house there rsons wounded. In ges left standing a snacted. Mrs. Wil sigbt of her dying ' on the doctors to thinking of her ben the little one’s s would so shortly ial Train (ringing W. H. Lee, Midland Blast Fur id a corps of doc ville, arrived there 6 o’clock, and are n far the sufferers, the mayor of Salem isking the people to teps toward aiding d there is no doubt here will promptly has reached here unty saying that las been done and t here. psilanti. h.. April 13.—When id the evidences of wrought by last were to be seen on y few people slept ing - another visita ight gangs' of men awayihe : *- Cf the property destroyed not obe dollar’s worth of tornado insurance was carried. The greatest devasta tion was |n tbfe business section, al though about $40,000 worth of dam age was done to the residence por tion, several houses being moved from their foundations. Fully ten minutes before the great storm struck its roar could be heard in the southwest as it crashed through trees, fences and barns, tearing them up as though they were feath ers. Everything Leveled. Striking the business portion of the town it leveled .almost every thing before it. A big section of Cleary’s business college was thrown into the street. Curtis car riage factory was unroofed and a section of it moved from its founda tion. The Occidental hotel and Hawkins house had few windows left remaining in them while sev eral doors were blown in. In the vicinity scarcely a store was left Untouched and windows, roofs and doors were blown in or carried away. Plate glass windows three fourths of an inch thick were broken as though they were tissue paper. One of the worst damaged buildings is the pbst office which was par tially demolished. An immense quantity of Mail Was Blown Away or destroyed. Almost every tele graph and telephone line,in the city was carried down and this morning the streets were filled with tangled wires, broken poles, portions of tress and piles of brick and stone from the buildings, sign boards from sections of the city a mile away were picked up in the center of the city. From all res idence sections of the town come reports of chimneys blown away, barns and outhouses wrecked, fences leveled and great trees uprooted. No fatalies have thus far been re ported, several people have been injured by the debris. The damage will not it is thought be as great a at first reported. A conservative estimate placing it at SIOO,OOO, with some sections yet to hear from. First Reports. Detroit, Mich., April 13.—A tor nado struck Ypsilanti. Washtenaw county, about 7:30 o’clock last even ing, and caused heavy damage in the business section by demolishing almost all the buildings and several residences. As far as can be ascer tained at present nobody was killed, but quite a number of persons re ceived injuries more or less serious. A press representative saw Mr. Ma son, manager of the Central Tele phone exchange at Ypsilanti, and obtained some of the particulars of the storm from him. Mr. Mason came here after the storm in an in jured condition. He said: “About 7 o’clock last evening, during a heavy rain storm, a tor nado struck Ypsilanti and swept through its center, leaving destruc tion in its path. As far as I can re member, twelve or fifteen of the principail business blocks in the city were demolished, and others had their roofs torn off and were other wise damaged. Several dwellings were also wrecked. Nearly all the buildings on Huron street, between Congress and Pearl streets, suf fered. Among the principal blocks blown down are the opera house, Hawkins house, Union block. Occi dental hotel,business college and the postoffice building. The central telephone and the Western Union telegraph offices suffered severely, the former losing all of its main wires. A box factory was also wrecked. I heard of nobody being killed. Quite a number of people were injured, but it is not known how many or the extent of their in juries. Among them is Mrs. West fall, whose husband is proprietor of the Hawkins house. Everything was in confusion when I left, and it was impossible to get anything more definite than what I tell you.” Royal Oak, a small town ten or twelve miles from Detroit, on the Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee road, had a touch of the storm. Railroad men on incoming trains report that they were delayed near there by cars being blown from the tracks. Whether any other damage was suffered is not Known. Detroit, April 13.—At 12:45 a. m. the following dispatch was received |rom Ypsilanti: This city is in ruins. A cyclone struck here last night, corhing from the southwest, and swept everything in its path. Thousands of dollars of damage was caused by it. The storm took a strip through the business portion of the town, moving houses from their foundations and raxing others. Cleary business college and Curtis carriage factory are in ruins, the Hawkins house and Occidental hotel are badly damaged, and the roofs of half the stores were blown off. Twenty store fronts were also smashed in. On Huron srreet the rubbish is piled ten feet high. The postoffice building was demolished and the mail scattered in the street. All telegraph, telephone and elec tric light wires are down, leaving the city in complete darkness. Everybody is up watching property that has been exposed to the storm. No one is hurt severely. Wind Wreaks a Train. Detroit, April 13 —Chesterfield. Mich., forty-five miles from Port Huron, on the Grand Trunk rail road, was struck by a tornado last night. Two freight cars were blown across the main track and were crashed into by the fast ex press. The engine and three coaches were thrown into the ditch, but fortunately the baggage man was the only one seriously hurt. Much damage was done to stores and residences. Saline Wiped Ont. Ypsilanti, Mich., April 13. —A re port has been received that the town of Saline, in Washington county, nine miles south of here, was wiped oft the face of the earth by a cyclone last nighjt. Saline is on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern road and has .a population of 1,200 or 1,400. Death Preferable to Dyspepsia. Delano, Minn., April 14.—James B. Dugan, aged sixty-five, com mitted suicide here by shooting well posted on all political and his/ torical events. For some time JIC had been troubled with dyspe/Sia, and took his life to escape suf fering to which he was doomed. f KING ON TOP. Alexander Arrests the Regents and Runs the Government. Belgrade, April 14.—King Alex ander has arrested the regents and minister of Servia. He has de clared he has attained his majority and has assumed the government of the country. A grand banquet was given last night at the palace to celebrate King Alexander’s success in passing the examination prescribed for Servian students. The regents and ministers of state were present to gether with many other notables. For * many months the re gents have been abusing their power and the state officials have been carrying on the affairs of their departments in such a way as to cause a great scandal. The fearless young king decided to bring matters to a crisis and end the bad govern ment. Unsuspectingly the re gents and ministers attended the banquet, and in the midst of the revelry detachments of soldiers and police took possession of the ministers’ houses and govern ment buildings. While the festivi ties were still in progress the king proclaimed that he had attained his majority and had assumed the gov ernment of the country. As a mat ter of fact, however,the king is only eighteen. When the regents and min isters heard of the proclammation they were dumbfounded but they were at once placed under arrest and imprisoned in rooms in the palace. The king then proceeded to the barracks and was received with demonstrations of joy by the soldiers. In the proclamation is sued by the youthful rulea, it is de clared that the rights of the citizens have been imperiled and the con stitutional position of parliament so abused that the unhappy state of afiairs must end. Dokilch is the new prime minister. This morning the king dissolved the skuptschina and issued new election writs. The elections will will be held April 30. The “Tedeum” was sung in the cathedral this morning in celebra tion o"f his majesty’s accession to the throne. A royal salute was also fired. The people cheered the king who made a speech of thanks from the palace balcony. DUKE DE VERAGUA. He Is a Descendant of Chris and Comes to America. New York, April Duke de Yeragua is expected on the Amer ican liner New York either to-day or to-morrow. He will be the guest of the country, and the state department has already deputed a special repre sentative to tender him all the courtesies the visit warrants. He is the only living direct descendant of Columbus, through the grand daughter, Isabella of Cordova. The latter was the child of the famous son of Columbus, Diego Colon. The duke’s name is Christo bel Colon de la Cerda,Duke de Vera gua, Marquis de la Jamaica, grand admiral of the Indies. He is one of the few grandees of Spain, and bears the title of grand ad miral by reason of his descent from Columbus. He has held few offices of note, and, although admiral, has never been at sea. For a time he was minister of public works, and is now president of the Spanish cattle commission. He is reputed the finest breeder of bulls in Europe. His palace in Madrid is a fine old-fashioned struct ure, said to be worth half a million dollars. He is a knight of the Grand Cross of Charles 111. of Spain, an honor which few Span iards can lay claim to. MURDERED. Horrible Crime of a Robber Near Valdosta, Georgia. Valdosta, Ga., April 14—A robber committed a terrible crime last evening, seven miles south of here, the victim being an old man named John Wisenbaker. The latter’s wife was attending to domestic duties when she was suddenly aeposted by a man. The villian warned her to keep still or he would kill her, and, taking Wisenhaker’s gun from the rack, went into an adjoining room and proceeded to break open a wardrobe in which Wisenbaker kept his money. Mrs. Wisenbaker meanwhile called her husband who was working in the garden. He rushed to the house armed with a hoe and was met by a fusilade of bullets. None took effect, and the ole! man raised his hoe to attack the robber whep he received a charge ot shot in his heart from his own gun killing him instantly. Mrs. Wisenbaker ran to the nearest neighbors and gave the alarm. The robber fled taking what money he could find. Three men are under arrest and if the guilty one is identi fied a ljnching is not unlikely, CYCLONE. Jackson, Miss., Struck by a Tor nado Which Wrecks Wires. Nashville, Tenn., April 14.—A special from Jackson, Miss,, dated 2:15 a. m., says a cyclone has just struck that city and Vicksburg. All wires were prostrated and it is im possible to learn the extent of the damage. Findlay, Ohio, April 14.—The vio lent wind storm of Wednesday night tore the roof off and al most completely wrecked the Diamond Window glass factory. Reports from the oil fields show that over fifty oil derricks were biown down. A large number of cases where small damage was done are reported. The total dam age will be heavy. Salem, Mo., April 14.—Two more deaths occurred at Hawkins Bank yesterday. They are L. I. Dobney and a little child of William Asher. This makes the total of killed ten. The dead have all been buried and the wounded are in a fair way to recovery. A meeting was held last night to raise funds for the destitute, and nearly SI,OOO was subscribed. Searching parties have been organized and are at work in the ruins. Over SBOO in money has been found in the ruins. ! L \ .INVESTIGATION. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE Contains Ample Evidence to Con vict One of Horse Stealing, • But May Not Phase Any Timber Thieves. The house pine land investigating committee has made its report to St. Paul, Minn., April 10, 1893. Hon. William E. Lee, speaker house of representatives: Your committee appointed to in vestigate alleged irregularities in the office of the state auditor beg leave to report as follows: On Feb. 25, Representative Dunn introduced the following resolution which was*adopted: Whereas, It is charged that the pine timber on school section 36, township 42, range 26, Mille Lacs county, has been sold to a Minneapolis lumber firm at less thrfh half its market value, there fore be it Resolved, That the state auditor be and is hereby directed to report to this house within five days of the receipt of this resolution whether the pine timber on said section 36 has been disposed of, when, to whom and for what considera tion. and whether the sale of said pine timber was public or private, and if at public sale, when, where, and in what manner notice of sale was given. Resolved, That the chief clerk of this house be and is hereby directed to serve a copy of this resolution on the state au ditor forthwith. On Feb. 28, in response to the above, the following communica tion from the state auditor was re ceived in the house of representa tives and appears on page of the house journal of Feb. —: State of Minnesota, Auditor’s office, St. Paul, Feb. 27. 1893. Hon. Wm. E. Lee, Speaker House of Representatives: Sir: In response to the resolution of the 25th inst., I have the honor to inform you that the timber on section 36, town ship 42, range 26, was sold to C. A. Smith & Co., Minneapolis, on Jan. 25, 1892, at private sale. The price said timber sold for was $2 per M. Very Respectfully, A. Bierman, State Auditor. On March 1 Representative Dunn introduced the following resolution which was adopted. Dunn’s Resolution. Resolved, That the speaker appoint a committee of five to investigate the al leged irregularities said to exist in the state auditor’s office, more especially with reference to the sale of pine timber on section 36, town 42, range 26, Mille Lacs county, and that said committee he empowered to employ a stenographer and send for persons and papers and ad minister oaths, authorize and compel at tendance of witnesses and report to this house not later than two weeks from this date. Pursuant to the above resolution the following committee was ap pointed: Representatives Dunn, Fleming, Zelch, Cole, T., and Gor man. On March 7 the committee held its first meeting in room 18 at the capitol, the following members were present: Dunn, Fleming, Zelch and Cole. Witnesses Testify. The first witness examined was John Goss of Anoka. Being sworn, said he had Numbered on Rum river aud .its tributaries for more than twenty three years past. He had section 16, town 42, range 26, estimated by— com petent estimators and cruisers with a view to bidding for the timber on the same at a sale advertised by the state auditor to be held at Princeton in May, 1892. He went to Princeton prepared to bid as high as $4 per 1,000 feet for the timber on said land; that the sec tion was estimated by his men to con tain nearly 6,000,000 feet of an extra good quality of pine; that on going to Prince ton he appeared at the office of the aud itor of Mille Lacs county, where such sale was advertised to take place, and was there advised that said land had been by the state auditor withdrawn from sale; that he went to St. Paul to learn why the land had been withdrawn, and was told by Auditor Biermann that the timber had Been sold in December toC. A. Smith & Co. of Minneapolis,ex hibiting at the time a contract between C. A. Smith and the state, in which the timber was sold at $2 per 1,000. Burch’s Evidence. Robert Burch, a resident of the town of Robbins, Mille Lacs county, and a practical lumberman who is thoroughly familiar with all the pine lands in that region, testified that he had cruised and estimated the timber in question with a view to bidding-on it at the May sale; that he estimated the section to contain 5% million feet of pine of an. excellent quality; that it was worth $4 per I.GOJ bank scale. Being cross-questioned by Auditor Biermann he testified that the timber was worth $4 per 1,000 and was still willing to pay that price for what was left of it. E. S. Page, a well known and respon sible lumberman of Anoka, testified that he had desired to purchase the same timber, and corroborated the testimony of the forgoing witnesses x-elative to the qualjty and value of the timber. R. F. McClellan, county surveyor of Mille Lacs county,testified that the pine on section 36 was of an excellent quality and worth $1 per 1,000. March 10 the committee met with the following members present: Dunn, Cole, Zelch and Gorman. Smith Bought Timber. C. A. Smith testified that he had bought the timber from the state audi tor at private sale for $2 per 1,000 and thought that was a fair price for it. He also testified further but offered nothing in rebuttal of the testimony already ol fered as to the value of the timber ex cept his own opinion, the value of logs in Minne apolis and other irrelevant matters. Auditor Biermann testified that the pine on the section in question was sold on an estimate of 700,000 feet and that a bond of $2,500 was exacted on the con tract (estimate exhibited, being a frag mentary slip of paper bearing no date or signature but simply the words and fig ures “Section 36, T. 43, R. 26, 700- 000”). He testified that there had been no recent appraisal of the timber. He had sold to William Sauntry a sec tion in the adjoining township east at public sale, in December, 1891, He sent appraisers on the land in ques tion in February of the present year, after there had been some talk of an in vestigation, and they reported that there were 5,500,000 feet in the section. Braden Sold Old Cuttings. Ex-State Auditor Braden testified that during his term of office he had sold old cuttings at private sale, but never virgin pine. He had always had the timber appraised before the sale. James Mulvey of Stillwater and W. B. Ransom of Minneapolis, testified as to the relative value of logs in Stillwater and Minneapolis. The committee metagain March 23, those present being Dunn, Cole, Flem ing, Zelch and Gorman. Leonard Pratt testified that he was one of the appraisers who appraised the land in question for the sale advertised for .May 1892. He had put a “bidding price” on it realizing that it was worth $4 per 1000 and that it would he hid up to or above that figure. Knew lumbermen _ w-ho would bid that for it. It was one* of the best sections on the reservation, waa excellent timber and had not been and was not liable to damage by fire. The reason he did not put the bidding price higher was that if he had ap praised it at its true value ($4 per 1,000) some of those who wanted to bid on it . would have said he was trying to shut out. " ~f —: Princeton and old-time lumberman on Rum river, testified that he was intend ing to bid on section 36-42-26. and that he would have bid $4 per 1,000 had he been afforded an opportunity to do so, and knew of other lumbermen who were ready to pay the same price. Bassett of Minneapolis was sworn and testified as to the value of logs in Minneapolis, but knew nothing as to the value of the timber in question. Messrs. Bassett, Mulvey and Smith, above noticed, testified on request of the auditor. Judson M. Goss, of the firm of Goss & Son of Anoka, testified that he had lumbered with his father for the past twenty years. He, with Josiah Wilbur, carefully estimated every forty sep arately on said section 36, in the month of April, 1891, in order to bid on the same intelligently at the sale advertised to occur in Princeton in May. The Timber Was First Class, large and thrifty and all white pine. Was uninjured by fire and was large and long bodied, going about 5% logs to the 1,000. He estimated the section to contain on a safe estimate, 5,475,000 feet. The evidence of the wit ness was clear, concise and to the point, and was in no degree shaken by the rigid cross-examination at the hands of the deputy state auditor. He said he was ready to bid $4 per 1,000, and that he was still willing to give $4 for what remained uncut at the present date. He testified that the timber south of the section, which had been re ferred to by Mr. Bierman as subjecting the timber to danger by fire, had been cut twelve years ago and that there was « no danger of fire from that direction, or from any other direction that he could see. Coles Sold Stuippage. R. M. Coles, a lumberman and pine land owner and speculator, testified that he had sold stumpage in section 24-42-25, immediately adjoining the section in question, for $4 oer 1,000 bank scale and cut clean. That this timber was hauled eight miles into a tributary of Snake river, wnile that on section 16 was hauled less than five miles into Rum river. He had attended the December land sale in 1891 expect ing that this section would be sold, and was expecting to bid on it. He intended to bid $4 per 1,000 for it. On the opinion of his estimator he felt that it was a bargain at $4 per 1,000. He testified that he had not sold any first cuttings in that vicin ity for the past five years for less than $4 per 1,000. Cross-questioned, he said: “I should certainly have gone as high as $4, and might have gone a little highei’.” He also testified that the section he had sold adjoining the one in question was not nearly as good timber as that on the latter, and that there was no ap parent or immediate danger of fire to it. Made a Rough Estimate. At the request of the deputy auditor, James Halleman, an employe of the land department, was sworn and testi fied that he went onto section 36-42-26, in the latter part of January, 1893, and made a rough estimate of it. Thought it would cut 5,500,000. Thought the timber was bushy and not very good and damaged by fire. On cross-examination he admitled that he was only on the sec tion one day and that the snow was two feet deep on the ground and that it was a physical impossibility for him to have made an accurate or reliable estimate under the circumstances. Judson M. Goss was recalled and again testified that he and his assistant had gone over each forty separately and under the most favorable circumstances, when there was neither snow to impede their progress nor leaves to obstruct their view, and gave a detailed estimate of the amount on each forty. He Swore Positively that there was no material amount of short or bushy ' timber on the section, and his testimony remained un'shaken by the most rigid cross-examination. The report concludes with a series of recommendations wherein it is proposed that the attorney gen eral be instructed to proceed to col lect from C. A. Smith & Co., $4 per 1,000 for the timber already cut and that the remainder be put up and sold at public sale to the highest bidder. The governor is called upon to aid in the furtherance of the recommendations of the committee. Mr. Gorman, the menfber from Stearns county, ’is drawing up a minority report, which, as he says, “will be submitted for teasons of his own,” although he concedes that the findings and evi dence of the majority report are fair. EASILY HANGED. A Although a Light Weight, John Hill Dropped. Camden, N. J., April 14.—John Hill, colored, was hanged here this morning at 10:30 a. m. for the mur der of Joseph Dodson, Oct. 16 last. Hill was but nineteen years of age, and weighed only 108 pounds, so that the sheriff w T as fearful the fall would not break the murderer's neck. Hill and Dodson rquarreled over politics in a saloon at 10 o’clock in the morning. Hill secretly took a revolver from a drawer in the saloon, and going out, hid be hind a tree, and when Dodson passed, shot him down. The mur derer went back to the saloon and confessed the crime. He was captured, and saying that Albert Reed and Margood D. Erikson, owners of the saloon, had lured him to commit the deed for $2.50, and a promise to get him off if he were arrested. The two were acquitted and recently Hill confessed to his spiritual adviser that his story was a lie. and he alone . was responsible for Dodson’s death. Hill died bravely. As the noose was adjusted about his neck he said calmly: “I Am Going to Heaven.” Death by strangulation followed six minutes after the drop fell. Hill looked like a mere boy, he was so small, but he walked to the scaffold with a smile on his face. His head was held erect and he evinced great pride in a fine new suit and patent leather slip pers, the sheriff gave him. He also had a big rose in his coat lapel. The lad’s calmness astonished the jail officials and he ate a heartier breakfast than he had partaken of for a long time. He said to the sheriff shortly before Ire was hanged. “I wish you were as happy as I am, whe wouldn’t be happy with the Lord Jesus in their hearts. lam go ing to heaven to he with Jesus. I have got no feelings against no body and I know the sheriff will do it right.” The lad seemed anxious of the hour of his execution. The Clayton Murder Case. Morrillton, Ark., April 14. —In the examination of Frank Hickey, the alleged assassin of John M. Clayton, yesterday, D. C. McLaugh lin Identified Hickey as having lived in Texarkana. This disconcerted Hickey, who had not expected it. Burkhardt’s brother, who lives in Faulkner county, was examined and much of his evidence was at variance i with that given by the other. He was unable to recognize Hickey as the boy raised by his mother at Shawneetown, 111. Burkhardt’si vftry conflicting.^ m order. In the afflernoon he said that he knew more about the case, but would not give the evidence un til summoned before the grand jury. When the case closed Pros ecuting Attorney Davis asked that the court commit the defendant to jail to await the grand jury and that Burkhardt be placed in the penitentiary at Little Rock for safe keeping so that he might be pro duced when the grand jury assem bled. There was no objection on the part of the defense and the or der was made. BLOUNT’S BLUFF. Hawaii to Be Restored and Pro tectorate Withdrawn. Chicago, April 14.—The Tribune this morning prints an important dispatch from Honolulu, date April 8,2 a. m., which was sent just be fore the steamer started. It says late yesterday evening the guards at the government building ai\d po lice were doubled and sentinels were placed at the gates of the former. The meaning of it is that the provisional government fears an attempt will be made to rein state the queen and that Commis sioner Blount will, back up the act with the United States marines. The tenor of everything that has happened up to date is that the Roy alists have The Commissioner’s Sympathy. The governtnent believfes that if this attempt is made the argument used,will be that the provisionial gov ernment was formed under the pro tection of the United States forces, and it is the duty of the United States to put these people where they were before. It may come true that the guns of the Boston’s marines will be turned against Americans to again place Liliuoka lani on the throne. It looks more like it every hour. What would be the result were such an attempt made? A battle. The provisional government would Never Give Up unless compelled to do so by force. At a meeting of goverment officials yesterday the advisability of exiling certain royalists was discussed. This may be done. The statement has been made that Commissioner Blount sent a letter to each repre sentative of a foreign government here warning them that although the flag was lowered they must not interfere. It is certain no such doc ument was sent out. Administration Reticent. Members of the administration are reticent on the subject of the withdrawal of the American pro tectorate at Hawaii. Secretary Gresham says he has not yet re ceived an official statement from Commissioner Blount; but is expect ing a letter by the first mail from San Francisco, which will probably contain all the details of Mr. Blount’s Official Movements since his arrival at Honolulu. When asked if Mr. Blount was carrying out the instructions he received prior to his departure from Wash ington, the secretary said, very frankly, that he could'not make any statement on the subject at this time. A FIEND’S DEED. Nat Gibson Kills His Wife and Her Friend and Escapes. Janesville, Wis., April 14.—A ter-, rible tragedy occurred about ten miles west of this city at 10 o’clock yesterday morning, resulting in Mrs. Nat Gibson and Mrs. Hearn being shot by the former’s husband and their bodies burned in the house of the murderer. During the morn ing Mr. Gibson and his wife had a quarrel, and they decided to call in ' Mrs. Hearn, a neighbor, to act as peacemaker. Shortly afterward two pistol shots were heard by Gibson’s little child, who was playing near the house, and immediately following them the house was seen to be in flames. The child ran to Mr. Hearn’s house and gave the alarm. When Mr. Hearn arrived on the scene the house was almost entirely consumed. Upon investigation the bodies of Mrs. Gibson and Mrs Hearn were found, burned to a crisp. Ihe little girl said that after the shots were fired she saw her father run from the house and go towards the woods in the direction of Whitewater. The impression is that Gibson, in a fit of anger, shot the two women and then fired the place to hide the crime. A posse of citizens was organized and started in pursuit of Gibson. The feeling against him is very bitter, and, should he be caught, the chances are that he will be roughly dealt with. Several hundred men are after the murderer with guns and ropes, and he will no doubt be lynched if caught.. The sheriff has gone to the scene, and will try to prevent the mob from doing vio lence. ATROCIOUS. Horrible Cruelties Committed on Native Christians in China. Vancouver, B. C., April 13.—Ad vices brought by the steamship Em: press of India from China give par ticulars of a brutal attack on native Christians by the Literati Atea Tsui 710 miles northwest of Amer. A band of ruffians, headed by some Literati graduates, attacked a small company of Christians gathered for worship in a house of one of the Christians. The worshipers were seized and beaten most cruelly. One woman was killed and her husband had his queue torn out by the roots. Her two sons were so badly treated that one of them is not expected to live. Some of the others were hung up by ropes tied around their wrists, beaten and left hanging the whole night stripped of every article of clothing. The ringleader was ar rested. The people made a demon stration against the action of the authorities and the Christian chapel and stoned Rev. R. M. Ross. i Charged With Burglary. 'Dundas, Minn., April 14.—Ad Hfenry, living three miles south of Dundas, was arrested last evening the charge of burglarizingjHM ONCE TOG OFTEN. BEAKS DOWNED BY THE BULLS /Bg| x B Ed Pardridge Goes Out in Search of Bull Wool, but Returns IllllllS t Home,Badly Shorn of MM His Own. ■■ Chicago, April 13.—The most widely known \bear speculator in the grain trade of the world last * night acknowledged himself beaten, if j not ruined. In an interview, laboring under abnormal excitement HHH •after an extraordinary day on •* fl^^H ’change, Edward Pardridge talked HHO wildly of his losses and revenge, declaring that his wife’s fortune and his real estate holding would HH enable him to recoup himself and HHh down the enemies who, he admitted, Kggm had pushed him to the wall in the rajHll great May deal. “I’m done up by my friends,” said Pardridge hysterically, “but I’ll get Mhb back at them. I don’t know what I HH have lost, but I have $2,000,000 worth HH of real estate, and I’ll bring it all HH up to the front if necessary. My *^HB wife has a fortune also, and she will HH back me up. I shall stay right heie u on the floor and give the crowd the HH racket it has given me. They have Mum danced to my fiddling before, and I can make them do so again. But I’m done on this deal. We’ll begin BBIIb again. I tried to get money from * H my friends to-day, and they refused |||H it. I have no ready cash, and the ||||||§ game is up.” “What do you think you have “I cannot estimate. I don’t know |||||| how much I have or anything about illli it—l was banking on information |||[jj my friends gave me, and they de- - HH ceived me, and I lost. That is the HH whole story.” The bull clique had started out after Pardridge bright and early HB this morning. They resolved to drive him into a corner and lift his H scalp. Last night’s close was at H 86% cents. The first sale this morn- mH ing was at 90 cents. In two minutes HH it slumped to 84 cents, and in * less than five minutes after that the bulge ran the HH price up to 88 cents. At noon it was fluctuating between 85 and 87 cents. Nervousness was a faint de- i' scription of the state of the market. HH A call for 15,000 bushels would send HH the market up to the roof. A .^H trader might start in to buy at 86 cents and be satisfied to capture his HH elusive amount at a 2 cents’ ad- JkHj vance, and see the price the next * minute below his original offering ||||||§ Pardridge was early on the scene HBH of battle and he was loaded with checks. His friends say the amount |HH was sufficient to buy out six of the big firms. All this money, of course, was intended for margins. These HH! checks went to the banks as soon at the board opened, and their source was undoubtedly the disposal of "^H stocks and osecurities, holdings in various companies that have been bought with the proceeds of deals manipulated by the little war. It was at this interesting junctuie that the wealthy pork packer and |^^H speculator, John Cudahy, who is at y the head of the clique and its '^H controlling spirit, appeared on the HH floor. Pardridge spied him, and at once set sail in his direction. He made some sharp remark to the packer which attracted the atten- tion of others on the floor, and the two speculators were immediately surrounded. Pardridge spoke earn estly in an undertone to Cudahy, but all the satisfaction he received was: “I told you to buy wheat, Ed.” With this Cudahy walked away. After the unusual fluctuations of the session May wheat closed at' 86%c —within a quarter of a cent of Hn yesterday’s price. The rang* of ” the day was about 6c. JOHN C. GERAGHETY Named Collector of Customs for the Minnesota District. 4 Washington, April 14.—The presi dent sent the following nominations to the senate to-day: Richard H. H| Alvey of Maryland, to be justice of SKm the court of appeals of the District of Columbia; Martin F. Morris of the District of Columbia, to be associate justice of the court of appeals of the District of Columbia; Seth Shepard of Texas, to be associate justice of the conrt of appeals of the District of Columbia; Levi H. Manning of Ari zopa to be surveyor general of Ari zona; John Larrabee of South Da- kota to be receiver of public moneys at Rapid City, S. D.; ' Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Jr., of Missis sippi, to be recorder of the general / Hi land office. John C. Geraghety of f JB Minnesota, to be collector of cus- H toms for the District of Minne- > H sota. Charles Miller of Illinois, to be surveyor of customs for the port of Galena, 111.; William Ang hin of Minnesota, to be receiver of HHH» I public moneys at Crookston, Minn.; HHHH I to be assistant surgeon in the ■ marine hospital service, Ezra E. Sprague, New York. NOT EXPERTS. Masked Burglars Miss the Most HHPH Valuable Swag. | I | Alexandria, Minn., April 13. fIMMNI About 3:30 yesterday morning three masked burglars entered the post office hereby boring a hole through HHBH the back door.and slipping the bolts. Robert Brough, who sleeps in the office, and did not hear them enter, HHHBB was rudely awakened to find several I I | revolvers pointed at his head. The burglars commanded him to open the safe or they would kill him. He parried g their threats as long as pos- W/gtHtA sible by claiming that he did not know the combination, but finally yielded, as his life was in danger. They secured nearly S2OO in money, but did not take the stamps, of which there was S6OO to S7OO worth. They also overlooked about SBO in cash and the registered packages. They were medium-sized men, and wore handkerchiefs for masks, and had a sack containing a set of bur glars’ tools. fIH iH Brass Works Burned. HBH| St. Louis, April 14. — The pump £ ■ | and brass goods department of L. destroyed by fire at 3 o’clock thisj it I morning. The loss is $50,000 with! | H vance. The origin ofK.