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Biggest Modern Squadron Into Port. sSEC. METCAU ? REVIEWS CEATT Combined Atlantic and Pacific Ves scls Enter as Guns Boom and Carnival Begins. Saluted by tin * guns of the Presidio , eheered by scores of thousands of men jand women , greeted by the blasts of countless whistles , the Atlantic licet .swept into the harbor of San Francisco .shortly after noon Wednesday. Four unonths and twenty days out from Hampton RoatK the lleet thus success fully completed the iirst. leg of the tround-the-v. orld cruise. The demonstration with which the .lleet was welcomed was one of the most noteworthy which has ever occurred oil JJio Pacific coast. Kvery hill , tall build- jug. army re > ervation , park space , < coastal precipice and wharf surround- /ug the Golden Gate and the shores of the spacious bay was massed black with people whi e voices rose in roar .after roar ot cheering. It is estimated that at least a million onlookers were .gathered to watch the ileefs entry. The harbor itself was jammed with excursion bteamcrs , sailing vessels , .yachts , ro\\ boats and miscellaneous < cmft , nil gay with Hags and each giv ing vociferous greeting by whistle or -by the hurrahirg of its crew. From the city proper came the chim ing of all San Francisco's bells , while .jiJjove the whole outburst of acclaim ihe cannon of the Presidio boomed slowly the salute of chc American navy -lo the Ameiican navy. The navy meau- Tvhile ollicially welcomed - the navy through St"-rotary Mctcalf , Vvhose T.'hite-anehored , lour-starred blue lias fluttered irom the gunboat Yorktown. The marine i-K-ture afforded by the .ships was one beautiful in the extreme. la all there \\eiv forty-six vessels in ihe line which threaded its way up the .liarbor. The Atlantic lleet ol sixteen battleships and six destroyers.iach Jhad made the voyage from Il.impion Jtoads. heJd , of course , the place of fconor. With them were the eight sap- jply boats and tenders which had a No iiiade the 34ObO-mile cruise As an escort cert for these thirty ships steamed the ziuie armored cruisers and live destroyers - -ers of the Pacific lleet , as well as the liattleships Wisconsin and Nebraska , which joined the Atlantic tleet there .for the remainder of the cruise around the world. ] S\ms I-enus I'roeession. At the head of this formidable lice steamed Admiral K\ans' ilagship , th Connecticut. The auiniral stood on the .after bridge of that famous flagship as < ske' led the way through the harbor jgate. jgate.After After the flagship there followed at -equal distances and in single column the seven other vessels of the first squadron , the Kansas , Vermont , Loui siana , Georgia. Now Jersey , Rhode Is land and Yinrii.ia , w ith the new iveruit : $0 tlic Atlantic lleet , the Nebraska. After the Iirst squadron sailed the two cliisioiis ol Hie second , the Ilagship Minnesota , \\ith Hear Admiral Thomas on the bridge , and the Ohio , Missouri , .Maine. Alabama , Illinois , Kearsarge , \\ith the other uew- -and Kentuckyith llif Wisconsin. After these eishtei j battleships rame six destrmvrs of the Atlantic fleet , the vessels of the Pacific fleet and the ssupply boats and tender ? of Admiral 2 vans * e < mmard. The ships as they sailed into the bay were dressed only .at the inastht-ids , bi-r American flags 31y\nz \ at fore and after trucks and at Tthe peak of the gaffs. The blue flag of Admiral E\ans on -sUic Connei ticut wis followed by the Tred liags of six subordinate rear ad- auirals. even Admiral Dayton himself jjnilliii' * down his blue flag as command er in chief of the Pacific fleet and sub stituting the rod ensign. .Pressing to anchor , the ships steamed in reicw before Secretary Me teal f. the Connecticut firing a salute of seventeen - -teen guns. When the last of the ships "Iiad swung into four long anchorage columns a signal from the flagship isent the fluttering line' ? of multi-lined flags flying to the mastheads , and the -.ships were at full dress during the re- zniainder of the afternoon. ALL ABOUND THE GLOBE. The agricultural appropriation bill car- aries a total of $ ll,51S.SOt5. ' Gov. Sheldon of Nebraska received at Lincoln a government warrant for $5- 2'27 for the oHiceis o the Third Nebraska ! regiment \\hich Col. W. J. Bryan eom- ijnandod in the war with Spain. Nora May French's poem , "Suicide , " -clnimcd a third victim in New York when JSossalc Peck pulled a pistol trigger and sent a bullet into liK heart as lie lay on : a bench in Project Park. Brooklyn. Wallace II. Hani , e c-treasurer of St. Paul's Episcopal church of Boston , Mass. , who was son ins a sentence in the Massa chusetts State prison of fifteen to twenty years for the larceny of : jli ! 14,000 , died. The legislative < oimnittcc of the Min- .ncsota Automobile Association proposes that a tax of from § 10 toiiO be levied by the Si ate on each machine and the proceeds applied to building eood roads. OH1 SP&TBTG , SPBIUG , BEAUTIFUL SPRING THE COST OF LIVING. China , India and France Are Affected Like Ourselves. The outcry against the increased cost present-day living , as compared with the figures of a fe\v years back , is not limited to the United States , says a Washington correspondent. The rare of prices upward has been going on in far corners of the world. One issue of the Daily Consular Reports , which are published by the bureau of manufac tures , showed startling increases in three widely separated sections. At Tsingtati , China , it was possible ten years ago to employ excellent "boys" at $3.oO to ? o. gold , a mouth ; cooks from $4.oO to $ ( ! . and the gen eral house coolies for ! < 2.oO and ? 3. At the present time tiie "boys" ' receive $13. gold ; cooks , $10 to $ lo ; coolies , $ . " and $ G , and children's Chinese nurses de mand J15 a month and their food. Rents have doubled in the ten years. Consul general William II. Michael supplies figures on increases of food prices at Calcutta within the last two years. He says : "Beef has gone up Buo and mutton 100 per cent. Flour has advanced 20 , eggs 15 , vegetables 25 , coal and coke 2S and milk 20 per cent/ ' FREAKS OF STORM AS TOLD IN DISPATCHES. At Purvis , Miss. , where sixty-two bodies were fonul , a . " > - \ ear-old child was found immediately .ifter the cyclone stand ing in front of the postoHice ruins un harmed. Its identity is not known. Near Church Hill , Mi-4. . . a nesro baby was'caught in the wind , carried 3UO yards and deposited in a swamp unhurt. An asrcd neuro woman was whirled into the air and her head almost severed by flying timbeis before she fell in a cotton field 100 yards from where her cabin had stood. The body of a little netrro boy was found in a field with a piece of timx ! > r driven through the heart. Houses \\ere lifted bodily in the air at Pur\is. Miss. , and carried along for grc-it distance.- , and then dropped a mass of wreckage. G. G. Amr\ and ] ifciie had a lemark.ible escape in one of these at'ihil flights. We was practically unharnuHl , but bib wife sustained serious injuries. W. G. Majhon. the station agent , al o sailed through the air in the depot and es caped unharmed. In Concordia Parish , La. , a ne ro boy was found almost wrapped around a tree , his left log being broken in four places and his risht ; arm broken. His mother and two sisters were killed. His father is dying from a fractured skull and four of his brothers are also fatally injured. The usual freaks \\ere played by tha STORMS IN THE SOUTH. 2 . - - - * " f- - r * # * ' i VpHrw ssra i r- - T V5 vn - -I x ' , f&SsfcetW - % ; i W * \ > i " J m * jj r i , V _ 5 . Map of the Gulf States Showing- Widely Scattered Districts Hit Tornadoes. Areas Stricken Are Indicated by Shading. Consul Cahpaman Coleman writes from Roubair , France : "The following ad vance of prices in percentages duri'ig the last five years , from 1002 to 1007 , may be noted : Bread. 15 ; beef , 22 ; veal , 14 ; mutton , 25 ; pork , 27 ; butter , 14 ; cheese , 25 ; vegetables 15 to SO , pastry , 25 ; oil , 15 ; coal , 34 ; charcoal , 24 ; coffee and chocolate , 25. The greatest increase , 50 , is for fish , and the smallest , 10 , for candles and pe troleum. " Protest MeeliiiK Unmolested. With about 200 of the New York po lice force present , some in uniform and others in plain clothes , a meeting of the Socialists was held to protest against the brutality of these same police in prevent ing the Union Square meeting of the un employed the week before. Algernon Lee , editor of the New York Socialist , who presided , said they were glad to have the police hear what was thought of them. Morris Hilquit gave notice to all the forces of reaction that in trying to make the incident the pretext for a campaign of slander against the Socialist move ment they had undertaken a fruitless and silly task. All the speakers said the po lice clubbing had made many recruits for the Socialist cause. Can't Imlict Traction The special grand jury at New York , tvhich has investigated the charges against Thomas F. Ryan and other officers of the Metropolitan Street Uaihvay Company in connection with the purchase of the fer ries paper railway from Anthony Brady , reports the facts of an amazing jugcle o funds in which vast sums were dis bursed to both political parties and admits the dishonesty of these acts , but finds that under the laws in force at the time of the acta no crime was committed technically. wind. Twenty prisoners were in the town jail. The roof v. as lifted off , but so ter rified were thv that no one attempted to escape. None of the prisoners was seri ously injured. The wrockaso which re mained on the site of a lumber mill , near town , consisted largely of splinters , fronj the size of tooLhpkks up to small sticks. The spring meet at Bcnning track wa * a great success. First Baseman Arthur Brown of the St. Louis Americans has been sold to Mil waukee , where he will supplant Jack Flynn , who refused to report. Race track gambling at Benning , the Mecca of sports and bookmakers in the spring and fall , is no moie. In less than four minutes the Senate passed a bill making it unlawful to lay wafers on any event in the District of Columbia , even when the ' "peripatetic" system of book ing is followed. Battling Nelson has signed articles to fight fortj-fivo rounds with "Boer" Uu- holz before a San Francisco club. Sir Woostor , the grand looking son o Ardlington and Lady Wooster , won tha great steeplechase at Benning , pulling up from Blood.stonc and Boldemo , which finished second and third , respectively , and four others. At Oakland. CaL , Cabin. J. II. Bran- non's old gelding , won the San Rafael handicap. IIo covered the mile and one- eighth in 1 :51 3-5 , or 3-5 of a second less than the track record , without ex tending himself in the least. FIFES V1GTIK DIE DIEPLOT PLOT Finding of Nine Bodies in Yard Reveals Mysterious Whole sale Killings. WOMAN CALLED A BLTJEBEAED Supposed Death of Herself and Chil dren in Fire Only Adds to the Puzzle. Wholesale murder murder more ruthlessly premeditated and diabolical ly executed than the famous Holmes castle crimes in Chicago was revealed at Laporte , Ind. , Tuesday when five mutilated bodies were dug up in the back yard of the home of Mrs. Bella Gunness , who , together with her three children , are supposed to have met death when their house burned one week before. Fifteen persons already have a place on the list of known or probably slain , and circumstances point to Mrs. Gun- ness as the arch-conspirator in at least twelve of the crimes. Until this time it i had been accepted as true that she and j her three children had met death in the fire that destroyed their home , but now ( the suspicion arises that the bodies that p : were found in the smoldering ruins were brought from some hospital or medical school for the purpose of cre- j ating the belief that Mrs. Gunness and her family had pas.sed from existence. Ijixt of l\uo\vii A'iotims. ITclgoloin. Andrew , 40 years old. bach elor. Aberdeen , S. D. : suitor for Mrs. Guunoss * hand , who came to Laporto in January and disappeared ono mouth later after loaning the woman $1.500 ; body dug up to-day. Gunness , Jennie Olson. 16 years old , adopted daughter of Mrs. Gunness : disap peared in September , IfXKi. ostensibly to attend school at Los Angeles : body dug up to-day. Unidentified man , believed by Sheriff Smul/cr to have been an admirer of the woman. Unidentified boy. apparently 8 years old ; mutilated body in gnnnysack. Unidentified girl , about 7 years old : mutilated body in gunnysaek. Gunness , Joseph , husband of Mrs. Gun- ness , whose death at Laporte four years ago had always remained a mystery. Sorensen , Mads , woman's first hus band , who died under mysterious circum stances in Chicago eight years ago. Gunness , Mrs. Bella , believed to have been burned to death in fire which de stroyed lier home. Sorensen , Myrtle. 11 years old , eldest daughter of Mrs. Gunness ; thought to have perished in the fire. Sorensen , Lucy , Q years old , another daughter : also believed to have been a victim of the fire. Gumiess. Philip , 5 years old. youngest child ; said to have been killed in the tiro. Lindblom. Olaf. 35 years old. of Wis consin ; employed by Mrs. Gumiess on the farm. When ho. disappeared Mrs. Gun- ness gave it out that he had gone to Norway. Gorhalt , Eric. 40 years old. of Wiscon sin : worked five months for Mrs. Gun- ness , then he disappeared. Man from Ohio. 50 years old. name not learned ; worked on the farm and owned a horse and buirny. Dis-appoarod and Mrs. Gunness fell heir to the horse and buggy. la the arrest of liay Laniphere , a CHRONOLOGY OF INDIAHA JrlULTI-MUKDER MYSTERY. Mads Albert Sorensen , Austin. 111. , dies mysteriously ( V.OO ) ) . His widow col lects $8,500 insurance. Candy store at Kli/.aboth btreet and Grand avenue. Chicago , owned by Soron- sons , burns. Insured. Two peculiar files in Austin home. In surance collected. Widow marries Joe Gumiess- . Moves to Laporto farm. Adopts Jennie ONn Gumiess killed (1001) ( . Widow s.i\ > meat ck-aver fell on his head. Collo'-ts $ o,500 insurance. Ray Lamphere goes to work for Mrs. Guiltless as hired man. Widow sets dogs on visitors. Neighbors see lanterns on farm n * 2 a. in. Jennie Olson disapprs. . Real pircnts are told she is in Ix > s Angeles school , but can not find her ( J1KXJ ) . Andrew llolgelein , Aberdeen ( S. 1) . ) . aii-swors matrimonial ad , and arrive.t Laporte farm. Loans Mrs. Gunncs * 1.- 500. Disappears with like amount in pockot. Widow says lie wont to Noiw i\ Mrs. Gunnevj ( HT ) ( ) ) tolls shonff strange man killed a child in woods near farm. Sheriff finds only empty gra\ \ Ray Lamphere arrested for annoing Mrs. Gunnels. Widow tells lawyer ( April 251 tint Lamphi'ie intends to kill her. Draws up will. Home burns April I'.G. Bodies of thro children and headless woman found in ruins. Lamphere arrested in hollow tiv. h d in : r. M.iA. . K. ib-it'li in Im i- li ill- of brother bunod near hoii o. Jennie ( ) 'SCM\ ' body also found. Nine unidentified bodies of men and ( ihihlron are found , buried near house. Most bodies lie on mattresses under four feet of earth. May ( j. Joe Ma\soii. farm hand , tolls police he dus holes on orders of Mrs. Gumiess. but never filled them. J-Xpres mon toll jx > lko of mysterious arrhal at farm of many bis trunks. former servant of the woman. Sheriff Smulzer believe , some liirht may be thrown upon the circumstances sur rounding the deaths of at least some of the victims. Lamphere before the fire had trouble with Mrs. Gunnos.s. Uo had declared about town she was trying to "iret rid" of him because he knew too much. He has told several conilictini ; stories concerning his relation with the wom an and his presence in the neighbor hood of the Gunness home the night it burned. The discovery of the Ixnlies led ex- pressim'ii to tell of the delivery of five trunks to the Guiines-s farm during the last six months. This fact has caused the authorities to incline to the theory that the place may have been a "clear ing-house" for murders. They suspect that wealthy person , after being lured to Chicago and killed , may have l > een packed into thc-c trunks , sent to La porte and disjio etl of there. Lamphere in his cell declared Mrs. Gunness fre- nivntly asked him to buy poison for her. She wanted chloroform , he said. Four of the bodies were found buried in a refuse pile about 150 feet from the house , while another body was duir up within a few teet of the ruined home. It is * he opinion of Coroner Mack and physicians who examined the bodies that th > 'y were burned after death. Ilelirelein was easily identified by his brother , although the remains had been badly mutilated. The body of the other man show- : red mustache. The discovery of the bodies primarily was due to the efforts of Mr. llelge- j # AXDIUEW HELOGOEJ * ? ( JO UN HELDfinitf * - * * [ $ T * cr & * * @ft i 'teF * $ . feaiJ lein , of Mansliehl , SD. . , brother > f Andrew The lormer bad known of bis brother"- i > rn > sp ( > ndence with Mrs. Gtmness and of the latter's trip to LaP < H-te. When the brother armed in I.ajKjrte he demanded a thorfnuh .search of the CJunness' premises. Two weeks- ago he had been informed in a letter written by Mrs. Gunness that his brother had gone to Norway. Mrs. Arthur ( Marnier. 2S1S South Park avenue. ' 'hicago. sister of Jfinio ONon Guniii'sc. also s-pent two da\s ia Laporte following the fire seardTing the ruins in quest of the crirl. The theory now is advanced that Jennie knew too much concerning the death of MrsJun - ne = .s' second husband , who succuinbpil to wounds received from a meat chop- IKH- four years ago. s' Uralriinonial Acl. Comely widow , who owns larire farm in one of the finest district in La. Porte comity. Indiana , desires to miiko the acquaintance of gentleman cxiually well pi-ovidwl. with views of join ing fortuneNo replies by letter consid ered unions sender is willing to follow ia- r with por.onal visit. INTERESTING NEWS ITEMS. An ice creajn factory is the latt t ad dition to the American plant in the Pan ama canal zone. President Castro of Venezuela has or dered the i > ort of La Guayra closed be cause of three deaths and twelve cases of a mysterious tubercular fever there. The largestsinsle Easter church offer ing in New York was $158.000 at Grace church. It included a $40.000 memorial fund , to bo used for endowment of a home for aeed men. Half a hundred survivors practically all there are left of the Ninth New York volunteers , more commonly knou n aa IlawkinZonavr . . hold their annual re union at the Hotel Aster. New York. The department of municipal engineer ing at Washington is planning a eomploto sjstt'in of ma-adam roads for the canal zone anl work is be'siu pushed forward rapidly. In the vicinity of Panama there have been constructed .since American oc cupation i bout eight miles of macadan ? roads.