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Logiakturo Returns Him to the Unlto
States Senate.
Will of the Buckeye Eopublioina ia Duly
Obeyed ,
Balloting Proceeds Without Any Great
Sensation ,
CniiNplrnc- IH'iitocrnfM mill llollern
tu Hlvut a Krcc Sllvrr Senator
Jlcutx nn Iniflorioiiit
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COLUMI1US , 0. , Jan. 12. Marcus A. Hanna
was elected today to represent Ohio la the
ecnalo for pcven years and two months. If
McKlnloy should be re-elected Hanna would
stilt bo there to the cnj of the president's
Eccuid term. Including bold the short anil
long terms , Ilcaua'B tlmo as senator will ex-
l.'lro In i-March , 1005.
Lois than two years ego Senator Hanna
entered politics In advocating William Mc-
Klnley'a candidacy for the presidency. He
was successful as the loader of the McKtalcy
forces al the St. Louis convcntlo and after
ward au chairman of the national republican
committee. Kor almost a year he lies been
In the senate as the successor of Secretary
During his short service In public life Scn-
atcr Hanna has participated hard fighting ,
but ho never before won huch a victory as
thut of today. Factlcaal fighting has waged
among Ohio republicans for years. Ot'aers
had been fighting under cover. Senator Hanna
out openly at the s'ato convention In
Toledo last Juno and defeated Cnarlcs L.
Kurtz , the dene frkad of Senator Korakcr ,
Governor Bushnell and others , for chairman
or the state committee.
Kurtz had bcui a member of the elate com
mittee for many years and Its chairman for
the two preceding years. Ho wan tiio Ohio
icpubllcan chairman In 1805 and again in
189C. lu the latter year Senator Hanna , who
wjs then managing the presidential cam
paign , was not satisfied with the work in
Toledo , aud ho did not want Kurtz In that
pisltlon for 1S97. Hanna defeated Kurtz at
Toledo for chairman a'.id has had a factional
war on himself ever since.
Although Mr. Hanna was duly declared
senator at ooon today for both the long and
ohort terms , yet the oppc.-Htlon continued Its
light 'In the afernocci and Is still flghllmg to
night. Just previous to the separate bollot-
Ing yesterday the oppcoltlon was disappointed
by the withdrawal of JeptUi Gerrard , the
silver republican candidate for senator. It
wus thought that Gerrard would get the votes
of Representatives Droste and Lane , who
voted for Hanaa. Gerrard's friends say he
withdrew because 'no waa being used as u
means for creating a deadlock for the benefit
of others.
Previous to the joint balloting today the op
position offered to support Senator Dodge of
Cleveland for the short term , with Mor'rlaon
for the long term. Senator Dodge is a neigh
bor of Senator Hatiua iu Cleveland and was
nominated ami elected en pledgc.3 for Hanna.
Ho cald the ocnators and representatives
from Cleveland were Instructed for Hai.cia
and Indignantly rejected toe proposition. The
proposltlcnus also made to Mrs. DoJgo ,
who was equally as Indignant as 'her hus
band. While there have been many uegotla-
tlons with the wlveo and other members of
the famllltu ot senators and representatives
during the last week or more , the effort to
Ecctiro thu Influence of Mrs. Dodge was the
last < e attempted.
The opposition today knew It was defeated
- before the joint balloting began , but fought
to the last on the charges ot bribery und
In the joint billeting today there were no
changco whatever by the senatora over their
two ballots of yesterday for the long and
short terms. McKlssdn received 19 vote * , and
Hanna 17. When the roll of the house waa
called It resulted In the .ballots for both terms
as follows : Hnnnn , CC ; McKlsson , 51 ; Lcntz , 1 ;
absent , 1 ( Cramer ) . The joint ballots for
both terms resulted as follows : Hanna , 73 ;
MoKlason , 70 ; Lccitz , 1 ; absent , 1 ( Cramer ) .
The olllclal declaration showed that IMnna
had a majority of three over McKUaon , of
two over all voting and ot ono over all the
incmberu In the general assembly. The dem.
onstratlons In the hall were unusually en
thusiastic. Governor BuEhncll and Eomo
other state oflicors wcro not present. When
Korakor was elected senator on the joint bal
lots In the Kimo hall two years ago , McKlcu
ley and Ihishncll were , both present , the
QUO tuvlng just retired and the other hav-
ing just bcon Inaugurated as governor. It
bus been customary In former > ears for the
governor to be seated besldo the lieutenant
governor when the ly-elected senator waw
escorted Into the hall.
Senator Hanna v.xis very busily engaged In
his contest last Monday and did not parti
cipate IP 4iio Inauguration exorcUea. It la
Mated that no Invitation or special arrange-
meat had been made for him on that occa
sion , uid that the bamo v > as true regarding
the governor today.
Colonel J , L. Rodgers , secretary to the gov.
crnor , came to the Nell house at1 p. in. ,
bearing the commission of Senator Hanna
00 a senator for the short term , Sccitor
llannn , accompanied by Judge A , C. Thomp.
ecci , Hon. John Little , Major E. G. iUtbbonc ,
Hon. Charles Klnncy , Judge George K. Nash ,
Congressmen Northway , Grcsvenor and Bur
ton and Hon. J , Warren Kelfur , repaired to
the ladles' parlor , where Colonel Rodgers , In
presenting the commission to Senator Hanna ,
tald :
"Senator IPanna , I have the honor to pre-
i * edit to you your commission as United States
eenator for the short term , a copy of which'
liaa been wont to the president today. Your
commission for the long term will bo sent
to you wltMn a few days , and a copy also
lorwarded t the president ot the senate , "
Senator Hanna , In reply , aald ; "Colonel
( Rodgers , I thank you and appreciate thla ,
And I give back to the state my pledge that
1 lylll exccuto the power given me to the
fullest extent of my ability , and will do
tny beet to serve the interests of all the
lieoplo ot my stale , "
Previous to the two houses of the legisla
ture going Into Joint convention at noon for
the election of a senator , resolutions were
offered In both houses for an Investigation
of the bribery charges made by Reprcscnta
tlvo Otis ot Hamilton county. After the
election of Hanna , the house adjourned unt !
tomorrow , with Its resolution still undo
Consideration of this resolution was re
sumcd In the senate this afternoon , am
adopted by a vote ot 22 to G. The dissenting
votes were Senators Blake , Carpenter , Gar
field , ' .Mny , Sullivan and Volght , who ex
plained that they regarded the matter as
buncombe. The republicans voting ) with the
democrats for the adoption of the resolution
wore Senators 'Burke ' , Cable , Crandall , Lutz
RIley , 'Wlghtman and Wolcott. There wcro
eight senators absent or not voting.
Tbo committee of five appointed under this
resolution began its work tonight , bu
nothing additional was developed.
lAfter their sessions tomorrow , boll
branches of the legislature will adjourn til
After the adoption of the resolution to in
vestlgato all 'bribery charges , the Bramlcy
bill to repeal the fifty-year street railway
franchise law was discussed at length , with
many passagea oa the recent senatorial con
test. Senator Wolcott of Cleveland , In sup
porting an amendment to the bill , said ho
was pledged to his constituents to do so
and that ho was not like some of the "po
lltlcal harlots" In the legislature who < 31s
regarded their pledges to the people. The
bill was amended and passed.
Among the representatives during the
afternoon there was considerable ogltatloi
ot a proposition.to reorganize the house by
ousting Speaker Mason and all other officers
of that body iwho had been elected by the
fuslonlsts ten days ago. It was asserted tlm
the fifty-six representatives who voted for
Hanna today , and constituted n majority o
three In the house , would stand together for
that purpose.
No plans for the reorganization of the
senate are considered fcr the reason that
Senator Burke continues to co-operate with
the democrats , which leaves that body stand
ing nineteen to seventeen , as It was or
ganized. If ( Senator Burke co-operated will
the other republicans the senate would stand
a tic politically and could not be re
It was 1 o'clock when Senator Hanna en
tered the hall , escorted 'by the committee
and ho was greeted by round after round o !
cheeru. As ho ascended the speaker's stand
a fresh outbreak ot applause occurred , which
continued for some minutes. When quiet
was restored Mr. Hunna said : fl
'Mr. ' President and Gentlemen of the Ohio
Legislature : I thank you with a gratefu
heart for the distinguished honor which you
have just conferred upon me. I doubl >
thank you because under the circumstances
It comes to me aa an assurance of your
confidence. The assurance which , r.lven to
me In the beginning ot this term of serv
ice to you and to my state , hr.ices mewith
the strongest hope that I will be ab'.o. to ful
fill your expectations nnd do my whole part
by the whole people of Ohio.
Standing outside the line of the smoke cf
battle , which your president has Just spoken
of , nnd viewing this situation from the
standpoint or a citizen of O.ilo , I come to
accept this high honor , recojjnliung thn
when I resume my duties In the United
States senate that I nm the senator from
the whole people of Ohio. ( Great and con
tinued applause. )
This Is my native state. I was born In
Ohio. I have always lived In this common
wealth nnd have always striven to do what
might bo In my power to accomplish the
advancement of its development nnd pros
perity. If it Is now transplanted to a dif
ferent field of duty that duty will be none
the less Incumbent upon me.
In accepting this honor I accept In an
appreciative sense the fullue.ss of the re
sponsibilities which go with It and under
God I promise my people to be a fal'hful
servant to their Interc.sts during the entire
time of my service. I thnnlc you.
In the course of some remarks In response
to a serenade tonight Senator Hanna said :
I must Insist , as I htivo said several timer
here , that my personality In this thing Is
very Insignificant as compared with the Is
sues , the closing net of which was pcr-
formc/1 In that capltol today. But that act
has brought hope and Inspiration to the
heart of every true republican In this state.
The lines arc drawn now. Wo know the
difference between patriot and traitor nnrt
It FO happens that aside from being a candi
date for the United States senate by the
people , I also happcin top occupy the exalted
position Riven to mo by the republican
party of the United States ns chairman ol
the national committee of that party , nnd
In my ollld'al ' capacity I now utter the proc
lamation that no trnltors are wanted In our
camp. I have no desire to put any Indig
nity upon any man , but I have a desire to
visit upon every man the fruits of his own
sins when he sins against our party ,
Senator Hanna then received the congrat
ulations of the members of the general as
sembly and others and afterward returned
to the Nell house , where ho was again re
ceived with cheers and npplauuo.
Next to Senator Hanna In congratulations
waa Major Charles Dick , who has so suc
cessfully managed his campaign.
Senator Hanna has received over 2,000
congratulatory telegrams tonight nnd today.
AU the members ot the national republican
committee. President McKlnley and mem
bers of his cabinet and many state commlt-
tcemen and other representative republicans
from other statca and every county lu Ohio
being Included ,
There are 109 members of the house. The
fifty-six Hanna men always voted solidly.
Representative Cramer wvta absent and U
still very sick. The other forty-six demo
cratic members , and the six bolting re
publican representatives voted together for
an Investigation before electing a senator.
Representative Stewart , one of the Hanna
leaders , said there would ccmo a proper
time for the fullest investigation , but this
was the time for electing a senator. Ho
moved to take a recess until noon , The
opposition moved to amend iby recessing for
five minutes. There were calls of the house
and other dilatory motions , on which a
return of the vote stood 50 to C2. The
motion for a recess of five minutes was
defeated ayes , 52 ; nays , 5C , 'Braraley ' , Mason ,
Jones , Otis , Rutan and Scott ahvajs voting
with the democrats.
( ireiiuilliTH nt Gllirultur Onli-roil lo
( ! > ( In ilti-iiclliirKK ,
LONDON , Jan. 12. Tiie morning papers
announce that the first battalion of grena
diers , now at Gibraltar , has becci ordered to
get lu readiness for service In Egypt. Two
other line battalions are under similar cr
iers. This is evidence of preparation for an
trc > ortant campaign. The commander of the
regiment is Lieutenant Colonel Ilatton , and
ho olllccrs Include many members of the
aristocracy. <
A dispatch to the Dally Chronicle from
Jalro says that On man Dlgma IB on the east
ern bank ot the Nile. The Dervishes , says
.he dispatch , are descending slowly. Serious
doubts are entertained as to whether the
Khalifa intends to attack Berber.
Illustrative of Gnat Country West of the
Mississippi ,
Director of the .Hint Also Dcclilcn oil
UCHKH ! for TriiiixmlHftlNnliipl Kx-
lioiiltloii .MtMlnl FlKnrc ol
liullnu mill IlulTnlo ,
WASHINGTON1 , Jen. 12. Tno authorities
of the Postofflco department have detcrmlnct
upon the subjects which shall bo Illustrate !
upon the now series ot postage stamps to be
Issued by the department In commemoration
of the Tromsinlsslsslppl and Internationa
Exposition to bo evened on the first ot acx
Juno at Omaha. They are Illustrative of the
conditions , progress and accomplishments o
the great west from Its discovery to our own
day. The series comprises nine denomina
tions -stamps as follows :
One-cemt The. . discovery of the Mlsslsslpp
river by Merquctte.
Two-cent An Indian chief.
Four-cent A buffalo hunting scene. '
Five-cent The Pathfinder , being a picture
of Fremont raising the flag on the suminl
ot the Rockies.
Eight-cent A tralo of emigrants crossing
the plains.
Ten-cent A mining scene. I . . .
Fifty-cent A cowboy and cattle.
Dollar A harvesting scene or a grca
flouring mill.
Two dollars The Union Pacific bridge
showing pact of the city of Omaha.
The director of the mint , who Is required
by special act of congress to prepare the
commemorative or souvenir medals for this
enterprise , has toJay approved the subjects
to Ac Illustrated and artiste are now prepar
ing the designs. The reverse will bo a
group comprising a mounted Indian spear
ing a buffalo. Above- will to the word
Trucsmlsslsslppl , and below the date , 1S9S.
The obverse of this medal will show the
head and profile of the typical young woman
of the transmlsslsslppl region. The design
la to be prepared by Ilockwood by means oi
composite photography , and the types are
now being selected by the states and terri
tories of the entire region. The medals , like
the stamps , testify the progress of civiliza
tion , from the beginning of things fifty
years ago to the finest and most refined
product of the half century. The medals
are within the protection of all the laws
against counterfeiting the coins of the gov
ernment. '
At Leant Five Tlioiimmd Dollars AVI11
lie Kxprmlcil oil It.
ATLANTA , Ga. , Jan. 12. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Georgia will have a state building
at the Omaha exposition. That was definitely
decided upon at a meeting ol the commis
sion In the senate chamber this forenoon.
The plans and specifications have not yet
been drawn , but the presUcnt of the com
mission says It will bo ono of the fincot
at the exposition and that in consequence
of the big Atlanta exposition Georgia will
show the best building and exhibit ot any
state In the coutheast.
At the meeting of the commission today ,
which was exceptionally enthusiastic , It WIG
decided to raise without further delay a fund
to make the exhibit and committees were
appointed , to "confer with railroad com
panies , the lumbermen , the manufacturing
Interest ? , the marble interests , the cities and
other Interests and eeo what they will con
tribute. It was decided to make a collective
exhibit. The commission decided to hold iln
meetings alternately in different parts'of ' the
state , with a view to arousing local Interest
and the next meeting will 'be ' In Macon on
tha 26th. Commissioners were appointed In
different sections of the state and were notl.
fled by wire to .begin working up the ex
hibits and Interest in the great occasion.
It can be stated authoritatively that at
least $5,000 will 'bo spent In the state build
ing. The architect will begin designs to
morrow commemorative of historical events
In the state and they will 'bo ' submitted to
the commission at the next meeting.
liriM'tliTH Should \ot 1'i-nr nncroiich-
inviils of Hlcclrlt'Uy.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , Jan. 12. The hall of the
house of representatives was again filled
this morning when the sessions of the
Northwestern Live Stock association con
F. J. Ilcrry of Chicago took up his talk on
hordes. He dented there was any danger
of electricity taking the place of the horse
It was Impracticable to make either steamer
or electricity re'placo the horse In trucking
or teaming in the great cities. The export
demand for horses had doubled since 1805
and again In 1898. In. 1897 this country ex
ported 50,000 horses , the greater number of
them bought on , the Chicago market.
The delegates kept the speaker busy for
an hour answering questions as to breeding ,
feeding and general care.
Dr. Reynolds , the state veterinarian , read
a paper on the disease. ? of swine. lie dealt
largely with hog cholera. Hog cholera should
bo treated as small pox and yellow fever are
treated among people quarantine regula
tions and disinfectants are the only known
remedies from which satisfactory results
may be expected.
Pro * . Shaw followed at-ilie request of the
convention with a short talk on "Tho IJacon
Hog. "
President A. B. Stlckney of the Chicago
Great Western Itallway company advocated
diversified farming In abrief / speech.
Several of the delegates again took up the
hog cholera question and Ir. Reynolds said
that If the .Minnesota farmers would stop
breeding hogs and raise sheep Instead for
a year or two cholera would disappear and
the problem would bo solved.
II. M , Allen , general manager of the
Standard Cattle company , Ames , Neb. , dls-
cussed the fattening ot cattle and le.d hn , In
teresting discussion 011 the subject of breed
Sheep raising was the chief topic ot dis
cussion thU afternoon.
JIIIIIIIM TliroiiKli Thiril SlorjWindow. .
CHICAGO , Jan. ll'-Mrs. May C. Camp-
jell , wife of 11. O. Campbell , a traveling
man of Peorln , III. , committed suicide to-
lay by hurling herself through n plato glass
window on the third story of the residence
of W. J. Hlrdsall , 354G Forest avenue , where
she and her husband had rented apart-
nentB , She fell to the lawn nt the rear of
ho house , striking on her head and aide
ind died almost Instantly , her neck being
irokcn. About two months ago Mrs , Camp-
jell , who , It Is eald was deeply despondent
over the death of a child , tried to commit
suicide by jumping from a window In the
Oakland hotel , but was only slightly In
ured , '
American UliilonintlxlX'Dofy ( lie llnpr-
HHI MfiKlHtrntrN.
( Copyright , 1K99 , by Vtff * Publlnhlnp Company.
LONDON , Jan , 12. ( New York World Cu-
blegram Special Telegram , ) Amusement u
been created In socl.il and diplomatic circlet
by the proceedings at the Malndenhead ees
slons , where Spencer EdJy , private secretary
to Amlossador Hay , ead John Campbel
While , son of Henry White , secretary of the
embassy , were summoned by the pollco for
cycling on a foot pith on the country rpji
near Ascot , where Henry White has a houio
for the winter. Neither defendant appeared
and the bench received a note from Henry
White that he pleaded the diplomatic prlv
llego for his son. All members ot staffs ol
ombasales , their wives and children -are ex
empt under < the old act * ot Queen Anne from
civil or criminal proceedings In courts o ;
countries to which they are accredited. The
magistrates ot the cessions reported the mat ,
tcr to the homo secretary , who In turn re
ports It to the foreign secretary. It then
becomes a subject of negotiation with the
ambassador. I saw Ambassador Hay today
who said : "I know nothing ot the Clrcum-
sMnccs of this case , ibut of course Itv | )
bo settled In the usual form. "
"Is It customary for diplomats to plead
privilege In all proceedings against them ,
even In so trifling n matter 03 thla ? "
"I can't answer that , but , of course , diplo
matic agents can't break the laws ot the
country any more than anybody else. The
affair , you may rest assured , will bo settlci ]
amloibly. "
Even If Mr. Eddy and -Mr. White pleaded
guilty they would not at the outsliJo have
been fined more than a couple of shillings
and a few shillings costs. In the present
muddy state of the roaite moat cyclists get
oa the foot paths when they can. Neither
Henry White nor Spencer Eddy was la town
Molls Aldiolc XeiVNiuiiicr OfllccN and
MnUo Trouble.
HAVANA , Jan. 12. At 10 o'clock this
morning about a hundred army ofilcero , Incensed -
censed by the violent attacks made by Konid
of the local papers on the general-ln-chlo ?
and the principal officers of the Spanish
army In Cuba , went to the printing ofilcft
of the daily journals , La Discussion and El
Kcconccntrado and began smashing th&
windows and destroying the printing outfit
as well as cuffing the employes. A mob fol
"Long Llvo the Army. " "Long Live the
Volunteers. " The appearance at the office ol
La Discussion of General , Gnrrlcho , acting
military commander of1 Havana , and Senoi
Solnno , chief of staff , prevented moro se
rious outrages. At half-past eleven large ,
crowds of citizens appeared opposite tht
office of El Dlarlo do Marina , and began
smashing the windows and doors and shout
Ing : "Long Live Spain. " ! "Long Live the
Army. " "Long Live -Volunteers. . " The
gendarmarlo dlspurscd therioters. .
At 3:30 : this evening groups of civilians
formed In the Plaza dc ijrmas In front of
the palace , shouttag "Long live Spain , "
"Long live the king , " "Cnng live Woyler"
and "Down with autonomyj" . . . %
The cavalry canle up , charged the groups
and dispersed them. Thef regular infantry
and ca\alry cow hold the avenues around the
palace. la1 various parts of the city groups
of civilians are shouting vivas and "Down
with autonomy. " The Official Gazette will
publish tomorrow a decree ; prohibiting cartoons
teens and attacks on the army authorities.
Police Itciiiirt nil lAUciiintuil ASMIIH-
Nlnntlnii of I'rvNUlcitt Morni-x.
RIO DE JANEIRO , Jan. 12. A great sen
sation has been caused hero by the publi
cation of the police report on the conspir
acy to assassinate President Morae.3 on No
vember 5 last. The pollco allege that there
were several plots against the life ot thu
president prior to the ono In Novcmbei. The
report concludes with Indicting twenty
pcreons , including Vice'President Vlctorino
Percira , Captain Lopez Cruzo of the Brazil
navy , seven majors and colonels , Senator
Cordelro , Deputies Gllcero , Guanabara ,
Barbara , Irouo , Mashado , Morquado aud
Morelra and the soldier , Marcelllno , ho
was executed for the crime. Gliceio contin
ues to bo absent and the vice pi evident Is
still at large. It appears that ho was Jn
close relations with Nlocles , who directed
the crime.
Miirciuitt Ito In at < lie lleail JIN
LONDON , Jan. 12. I.Y dispatch to the Dally
Mall from Shanghai says the new Japanese
cabinet has been completed with the fol
lowing distribution of portfolios :
Premier , the Marquis Ito.
Minister of foreign affairs , Baron' Nlssl
( Nlchl. )
Minister of the Interior , Viscount , Koshi-
Minister of war , Viscount Katsura.
Minister of Marine , Marquis Salgo Tsugu-
Minister of finance , Count Inouye.
Minister1 of commerce , Baron Itornl-Vojl.
Minister of communications , Baron Suyc-
Minister of education , Marquis Salonyl.
Minister of justice , iM. Sone ,
iiniiH icoiiiiKii mocijiMcs OFFICE.
I'riiNHln'N Jluilm't SlunTH n SiiriliiH In
the Treiimiry ,
BERLIN , Jan. 12 , At , ( dday's session of
the lower bouse of the Prussian Diet Herr
Kocller was re-elected president by acclama
tion , Ho declined the honor , however , and
Herr von Kroecher wad * then elected presi
dent. r
Dr. von iMlquo ] , the minister of finance ,
presented the budget statement for the fiscal
year of 1S9G-7. It was shown that there was
a surplus of 95,500,000 marks , of which
amount about 70,000,000 marks will bo ap
plied to the redemption of the extraordinary
lebt. The surplus for the current year la
estimated at 85,000.000 marks.
1'imii DriuollKlii'cl liy > an
THD HAGUEJan. . -IS , Ai official dis
patch from Hatavla announces that the capl-
u ! of Ambojna , orient the Moluclcao la lea da ,
ms been completely demolished by an earth
quake. Fifty persona were killed and ' 200
njured ,
Hie I'remlvr'M
BERLIN , Jan , 12. The budget committee
of the Reichstag today agreed to Increase. the
salary of Prince Hohenlohe , the Imperial
chancellor , to 100,000 marks. There were six
dissenting votes ,
JIIIMIII OniiONeH < lic-
LONDON , Jan. 13. A special dispatch from
Shanghai says the treaty providing for a
case of Klao Ctau to Qernwny Is not yet
signed , Japan Is opposing the final signature ,
Crriiian KxjmrtM Full Off ,
BERLIN , Jan. 12. Complete returns from
outhern Germany show the exports to
America in 1897 to hive been } 2C08,819 ,
against (34,210,327 In If S3.
Path of a Terrible Tornado in Arkansi
Lined with Corpses ,
t Smith In Devimtntril by n Ilurr )
emtc anil Many of tlio
i , Conxumcil by
IPORT SMITH , Ark. , Jau. 12. Two score
ot human lives niU upward of $1,000,000
wortli ot property wcro destroyed by a tcr-
rlblotornado which burst upon this city i
few minutes iwst 11 o'clock last night. The
storm struck near the National cemetery
and tore IM way through the entire city
leaving Its path marked by death and deso
lation. 'Men , women and children , peace
fully asleep In their { icmcs , were , without
a moment's naming , awakened to meet a
horrible death In the fearful storm. While
others momentarily more fortunate and who
escaped the fury of t'ho wind met a far worse
fate a few minutes later In the flames which
socci cngulfeJ many of the wrecked build
Tdio list of the dead and wounded , so far
as known , U as follows :
SILAS 'MINCER , a. prominent young mer
chant , i
TWO UNKNOWN MEN from Burgess
hotel. i >
JOE GRISWOLD , a tailor.
JOHN MARTIN ot Madlecn county.
J. B. RILBY ot Madison county.
GEORGE CARTER , fireman at Grand opera
IMRS. MILT DURGESS , proprietor of 4ho
Burgess hotel.
TWO UNKNOWN ( MEN , died at St. John's
li capital.
J. M. FOUTZ , a farmer.
JOE KYLE , a farmer.
JOD LUCAS , a negro.
ED FBRRELL , a butcher , and his two llt-
tlo children , Irene anJ Ilcsy.
PRANK IMCHARDSON , restaurant keeper
'JOHN ADAMS , a carpenter.
RITTER , a gardener.
JOHN BADT , a farmer.
L. WOEHLO , a butcher.
JAMESl SMITH , a clerk.
Thcj- injured are : ' 'Mrs. Braden , arm
broken ; D. L. Grimes , collar bone broken ;
Martin , chin fractured and side bruised ;
Hosoa , jaw broken ; William Lawsou ,
back Injured ; Bell Martin , cheat mushed ;
Tony Eberhart , hlpo bruised ; F. E. Hubbell ,
.back hurt ; R. H. Cronholder , back Injured ;
A. 11. Stafford , back Injured ; Ashworth ,
chest crushed ; Dr. Gate , both'arms broken ;
Mrs. Gate , badly mashed ; Mrs. Gate's mother ,
seriously crushed ; Minnie Burgees , spine In.
jurcd ; Mrs. E. Crell , Injured about chest ;
Mrs. Hugh Rogers , badly bruised about body ;
Mr. and Mrs. Rltter , caught under falling
walls ; Mrs. F. H. Brown , body crushed ; Mrs.
Luther Ifralcy , chest crushed ; Lane , hip
( Kalocated ; Ed Haden , badly bruised ;
Wolsey , seriously hurt ; Miss Lily Stahl , serl.
ously Injured ; Frank Magruder , chest
crushed : unknown tramp , body smashed ,
nill die ; Mrs. Emma Austin , leg broken ; Mrc.
Whitney , wounded on head ; Emma Whitney ,
Injuries to chest and 'body ' ; Julia Whitney ,
Internal Injuries : M. Gerger , wounded on
liead and evldenceof contusion ; Irving Kohlcr ,
shoulder broken ; Mrs. John Beal , ribs broken ,
may die ; Ba.by Beal , badly bruised , may
die ; Mrs. Kohlcr , leg broken ; Mrs. John
Adams , Injured about neck and shoulders ;
Joseph Jones , leg cut and arms fractured ;
Miss Wilkinson , arm broken ; M. Broby ,
bruised about back and chest ; Pearl Knap-
tea , arm broken ; D. D. Foreman , arm and
leg broken ; William Dlake , Injured Intern
ally ; II , II. Fisher , arm broken ; W. A. Dum.
ford , hip dislocated ; J. J. Short , eplno and
ticad Injured.
The scene following the first terrific crash
of the storm was one of awful grandeur.
Business blocks , handsome mansions , hotels
and humble cottasea wcro razed to the
ground and scattered In shapeless masses.
Several ot the wrecks caught flro and the
nflammable timbers burned furiously ,
The city was crowded with rural visitors ,
many of whom were sleeping at boarding
louses unregistered. For this reason the
number of victims who perished In Fort
Smith lost night may never bo definitely
The storm struck the city near the Na
tional cemetery and swept Us way through
the heart of the town. .Leaving , Fort Smith
t bounded by Van Buren 'and continued
down the river , demolishing everything In
ts path. News from outside points la not
yet at hand , but rumors of much damage as
ar south as Alma have reached here , It being
reported -that a number of persons wcro
tilled near that place.
The tornado struck Garrison avenue at
ho corner of Ninth street and made a. clean
sweep from there to the Texas corner. 1.
saateon'fl store was demolished anil the
stock Is a total loss. Babcock's grocery
store had the rear end blown out , The fol-
owlng stores were demolished : Fleming
Brothers , coffee and tea ; Hartsfleld's nw-
anront , Smith's grocery store , Martin's secondhand
ond-hand etoro , J. Manell , dry goods ; Mann
& Wilson , groceries ; City Fee.l store.
Those 'badly ' damaged are : J. W. Pat
rick's shoe store , Boyd Brothers , flour and
cod ; Tom Caldarers , frulta ; Racket store ,
dry goods ; Frank Bellinger , liquors ; O'Shca
& Hlrnch , grocery ; E. C. Payne , druga ; A.
& J , Qrler , groceries ; J , K. Jones , liquors ;
Tom Hocott , groceries ; Benne Stoln , dry
goodi ? ; Thompson's socond-hand store , J. It ,
Malodon , groceries ; Kelley's meat market ,
T. L. Beard , groceries ; Pat O'Keefo , liquors.
The upper floor ot tno block on the corner
of Garrison and Toweou avenues IB used a a
flat. The rulnn caught flro from the night
amp. Seven bodies were taken from these
ruins , two of them being BO badly burned
hat they could scarcely be Identified , Bir-
gess hotel , a three-story brick on Towsou
avenue , nas demolished , There have been
tight bodies already taken from the ruins.
lescuo panics arc etlll at work at both
ilaces an ! expect to find several moro
Tbo federal court is in session cud ,
Forecast for Nebjj
1'nrlly Cloudy j
ft St.
1 , Snmtor llntinn li Hrl
DenlRiift for Kt
Drmlly Cyclnno In
Onmlm Without n
K , Nc\vx from thu Stntn C'npltal.
D , Hot DIscuMlon In Congress.
TcrrIMn DlMrrai In Culm.
IMmuitiU Tnlkt on rimiuco ,
I , IMItorlnt nnd Comment.
0 , Control of the Short I.lno.
There U No "Dnlly Worl l-Hor.tlil. "
Clmiigr * hi Comity lliiinloyca ,
Mint Demi to IIU Viral Wife.
0. Council ItltilTa I.ncul .Mutter * .
Iowa to llu\o n 1'nlr Till * Yrnr.
7. ( lonoriil Now * of the Further Wrt.
8. I'luiiH for Nebraska School llihlbll ,
I'cilitlrrn * I.lcriHLIVrn Itulicit.
t > , Judge .Scott'i * 1'ollrci llonrcl DPcUlou ,
IO , I'rof. SchcucU'fl Wonderful Dlncovcry.
M. Coinmcrrlnl nml I'limncliil Nc a ,
IS. Ilotnnlciil Giirden In tlio llrnni.
In the Homo of Montn Crlnto ,
brought a great many farmers here , who
crowded the cheaper boarding houses anil
wagon yards. Tiio National house , a two-
story frame , went down In wreckage with
fifteen Inn.atcs , but all escaped \\lthuut sert-
OUB Injury.
George C. Carter's house was one of the
first struck and It as turned completely
over and Is now supported co the roof. A
half pane of glass was driven through Car
ter's body , almost severing his head from the
trunk. i
Fagan Bourland's store on South Sixth
street was unroofed and G. W. Burko's
foundry was demoltelicd.
The beautiful nntlwal cemetery is a wreck.
The huge trees arc uprooteJ , the lodge de
molished and the wall torn down.
Fort Smith's ? 50,000 High school building ,
the finest of Ita kind , lu the southwest , was
badly wrecked , but was ono of the few build
ings upon which there waa any tornado in-
The tornado destroyed two historic build-
lugs. Judge Parker's residence la badly
wrecked and the old Rector mansion , where
Allen Pike passed his days , Is a pllo of
ashes , the ruins having caught fire from a
The First Baptist church and the Central
Methodist church were razed to the ground
and now are only a scattered pile of kindling
wood. The Church of the Immaculate Con
ception and Brown's Memorial church lost
their spires and sustained other damage.
Signal Service Observer O'Donnell , after
viewing the wreckage , Is of the opinion that
the tornado started near the National ceme
It Is now thought all the persons In the
storm-wrecked buildings have been accounted
The citizens' relief committee has $10,000
In hand for assisting sufferers. President
Robinson of the 'Frisco railroad unsolicited
sent his check for ? 1,000. The Missouri Pa
cific railroad also contributed $1,000.
Business ! s practically abandoned all over
the city and men of all classes ore assisting
In clearing the debris.
VAN BUREN , Ark. , Jan. 12. The tornado
that descended upon Fort Smith last night
crossed the Arkansas river one-half mile
south ot hero and tore a path 200 yardo
through this. Crawford , county , The first
house It struck was occupied iby a colored
family. The house was demolished , but the
occupants escaped. The next house In line
was Frank Boatwrlght's. It was a largo
two-story house and nothing remains of it
but the floor. Boatwrlght , a Bon and a
daughter were badly Injured. The houses of
Walter Haley and Mrs. Keller wcro on ad-
[ olnlng farms and were blown entirely away.
The families of both wore Injured. Jim
Shlbley'H store and dwelling wcro blown
down , 'but ' none of the occupants were In-
lured , Charles Wright was blown from his
jouao and fatally Injured , Ed Blakemoro
was Instantly killed 'by ' his houco blowing
down on him , The house ot Mrs. Rash was
demolished and she was crushed Into a
shapeletQ mass of flesh and ibono and two of
icr children , aged 8 and 10were fatally
It Is estimated 100 head of cattle and
lorscs were In the path of the tornado and
wore killed or Injured so badly that they
md to bo killed.
lit Is five miles on a direct line from Van
Burcn to Fort Smith < and debris from there
was strewn over the ground three miles be
yond here.
A mass meeting Is being held hero tonight
o relieve the destitute.
lili. Malm * WaKliif ? Onlci-H to
Sail to Culm ,
CHICAGO , Jan , 12. A epeclal to the
"Imcs-IIerald from Key West , Flo. , says :
The occond class battleship Maine has re
ceived orders to hold Itself In readiness to
proceed to Cuba at an Instant i ) wariikig ,
The orders came by telegraph tonight. "liT
compliance with these orders Captain C. D ,
llgsbee , commanding the ' battleship , lion
nado all arrangements to get under way
vlthout' ' delay , Ho has been placed to com-
nunlcatlon with Consul General Lee , who
vlll cable him whether or not it Is necca-
ary for him to go to Havana ,
JL'HHA.VI" . ' ) 1IODV TO I1R UltKM.Vl'ljl ) .
Iiirliii-ru.tloii iVIII 'I'n ! ; < I'lucial 1'ax-
NlllllMIII 'J'Ollll } ' ,
1,03 ANGELES , Cal. , Jan. 12. There was
a large crowd gathered at the depot when the
rain arrived which brought the body cf
murderer Durrani from San Francisco. The
arenta of the murderer left the train at River
elation , and tno curious only saw a coflln
alien from the baggage car and placed In a
black wagon. A private dctectlvo guarded
ho body , which will bo taken tomorrow to
'Bbsadena to bo cremated ,
Movi'iuciilM of Ouc-aii VfMMulM , .Inn , IU.
At Ne\y York Arrived Southwark , from
\ntwerp ; Taurlc , from Liverpool ; Penln-
ular , from Lisbon , Sailed New York , for
Southampton ; Teutonic , for Liverpool ,
At Gibraltar Arrived Nonnannla , from
New York.
At Southampton Sailed Fuerat Bismarck ,
or New York , Arrlved-St , Louis , from
s'ew York ; Kaiser Wllhelm , from New
York ,
At Drerncn-Arrlved-Stuttgart , from Now
York ,
At Baltimore-Sailed Nordland , for CoAt -
At QueenBtown-Arrlved-Oermanlc , from
New York ,
At Liverpool An ivcd-Catalonla. from
Boston , ' '
Offers to Iiitorcodo for Omaha with the *
Supreme Courti
Attorney Qonornl Tenders Hi's Services irf'
Police Board Muddle ,
City's ' Executive Desires to Have the Unites
Settled Peaceably ,
Cl < > - Council Spciulx Sovorul Hour *
iiviixNlnur the Situation aiitl .
l < 'limll.v AiljoiiriiH Without
Any Aulluu.
The latest turn In the complication re
sulting from tlio decision ot Judge Scott de
claring uncons-titutloii.il the charter provis
ion creating a Hoard of Tire nml 1'ollco
Commissioners for the city of Omaha ap
pointed by the governor , la the following dls.
patch received at midnight last night by
Mayor Moores , proposing the- submission of
the points at Issue Immediately to the supreme -
promo court by quo \varranto proceedings
Instituted ( by the attoinoy general of the
state :
LINCOLN , Jnn. 12 , 1S9S. Hon. Frank 13.
.Moores , .Mayor , Onmlm : As attorney gen
eral nnd as Much hnvlni ; intthoilty to com
mence action In quo warranto In the supreme
premo court , I hereby propose to yon that
I will commence tomorrow or ag noon there
after IIH the court \\lll permit. In the su
preme court of the state proceedings In
quo warranto for the purpose ot having de
termined In u legal , peaceable and expedi
tions manner the constitutionality of the
law creating : the Hoard of Fire ami Police
Commissioners. After the suit I * com
menced , you and the city council may ap
pear by counsel ana Uliect Its course. In
tills manner can bo settled within two
weeks the unfoituuatu dispute that 1ms
arisen without either demoralization to the
lire and police departments or possibly riot
and bloodshed , to the disgrace of our city.
C. J. SMY1 II , Attorney General , i
Mayor Moores will lay this communication
before -the city council this morning and en
deavor to agree with It upon the course o
action to bo pursued wlln reference to It.
The mayor flays that ho Is distinctly In favor
of an amicable adjudication of the points ut
Issue by t5ie quickest route and , thaUho iav
opposed to anything that will Inflict "the city ]
with the turmoil of two conflicting pollco
boards. "This is the exposition year , " sayd
the mayor , "and wo want all the favorable at
tention from abroad wo can get. I am for
Omaha ar.1 the best nnd mcst efficient city
government Omaha can have , and for every
tiling that will give us better government. "
LINCOLN , Jan. 12. ( Special Telegram. )
Governor llolcomb was Interviewed al mid
night on the Omaha pollco board matter ,
but declined to tuy anything for publication.
Ho eald trot ho desired to look further Into
the matter before either expressing himself
or taking any action and would probably ,
iavo eomething to say tomorrow.
City Hall of Onmlm Is in a .Stnlc of
SI.-K. . .
The hostile demonstration presented at the
city hall during the .lost few days and nlghta
was maintained last night. To satisfy Bomo
llm apprehension the ofllco of the Board of
Flro nnd Pollco Commissioners was trans-
ormod from a place of judicial functions Into
a small military camp. One taper burned
within and two officers watted behind the
ocked doors. No ono was granted admlt-
anco and the Inquiry of citizens from with
out brought no response. The patrolmen
stationed Insldo were Olllcers Baldwin an *
In the ofllco of the chief of pollco also the
public was deprived of pollco protection to
ho extent of three patrolmen , who spent last
light in the perusal of such literature as
van afforded by the ofllco bookenco. In the
meantime the burglar who BO wished could
) ly his trade on their bcatfl free from mo-
cstallon , Ono of the officers stationed there
ras I'atrolman Hentfrow , whoso beat In
cludes the district from Dodge to Daven-
) ort btreot and from Eighteenth to Twenty-
eighth street. Another officer In attendance
vas I'atrolman Kahoy , whoso presence there
oft Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets from
Inward to Capitol avenue In an unprotected
condition , Crclghton theater has also been
assigned to this oniccr. Tlio third member
of this guard Is Officer Morris , whoso post of
duty la Farnam street from Eighteenth to
Vcnty-elghth. No explanation ot the pres
ence of those officers Is given and they wcro
iieroly reported to the operator as "on spe
cial duty. "
ScNNlon of Several Hours l.fiulN < o tu
1'liin fin- Today ,
After being In almost continuous npRslon
rom 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon until 11
'clork last night , the city council adjourned ,
vlthout an official act , other than calling tlio
oil and adjourning.
It was presumed that In accordance with
ho decision rendered by Judge Scott ycster-
ay the mayor and council would take action
ooklng toward tfoo government of the flro
nd pollco dcoactments. Hut the members
vcro ot entirely deaf as to the course to _
o pursued , and when they met In adjourned
CBslon at E o'clock an adjournment was taken
o 8 o'clock. At that hour they wcro no
carer a conclusion than before and a recces
was declared until 9 o'clock , Then 4ho mem-
CTB went Into caucus , while the considerable
rowd that had congregated to see the out-
omo waited with oa much patience as possl-
le.In the caucus deliberations Assistant City )
Attorney Scott vigorously opposed any action ,
t thin time. He contended that the council
jad no authority to provide for the appolot-
nent of a beard of llro and police cotmnls-
loncra. Ho wanted that body to wait anil
iavp the county attorney bring Boruo sort ot
n action In the supreme court to compel the
ouncll to bring the matter to a focus , Seine
ouiicllmen contended that this wati exactly ,
hat the district court bad already done and
hat the duty of the council was ulala. TUejr ,

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