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JIHtfE 19 , a 871. OMAHA , THURSDAY MOUNTS a , 18 , 3 SOD TWELVE PAG-ES. STNG-LE COPY PIVE CENTS. MOUNTAINS Filipinos Being Forced to One of Two Unpleasant Alternatives. LAY/TON STILL DRIVES ENEMY NORTHWARD One Stronghold After Another Abandoned by Fleeing Natives , MOUNTAIN FASTNESSES THEIR ONLY HAVEN Summers' ' Command Attacks Two Thousand Bebels Near Baluarte , INTRENCHED INSURGENTS QUIT POSITION To > vn In Cnptiircil niul Troojm I'll rune l'n ltUcn I ! < - > < > ii < l the Town AU- tnnuc Him Horn Al ( or l''lftFlu WASHINGTON , May 17. The following dispatch has been received at Uio War de partment : MANILA , May 17. Adjutant General , Washington- Situation ns follows Lnw- ton , with tart and ability , has covered Bula- can piovlnco with his column and driven Insurgent troops northwnrd Into San Isldoro Bccond Insurgent capital , which he captured this morning ; Is now driving enemy north ward Into mountains. Ho has constant fight ing , Inflicting heavy losses and suffering , low casualties ; appearance of his troops on flanks of enemy behind entrenchments thrown up at every strategic point and town very demoralizing to Iho Insurgents and has nlvcn them no opportunity to rccouccntrate scattered troops. Kobbc'a column with sun- bo uU proceeding up the Rio Grande. * OTIS. Portions of the dispatch which have not Jeen made public relate to future move ments of the troops ! Nntl\rn Are HelnrnliiR. C.10 p. m. Although the rebels still threaten San Fernando In considerable force largo numbers ot natives , a majority of them bolng families with their household goods , nro returning daily to the towns in side the American lines , nt Apallt , es pecially. Many ot the rlchor Filipinos are coming to Manila and laborers nr resuming woik In the rlco fields. The latter show their respect for American sovereignty by remov ing their hats to passing trains. Owing to the bad condition of the wagon roads the work of repairing the railroad is being actively pushed. All the broken bridges liavo been trcstlcd and only a few excavations remain to be filled up. Trains < wlll undoubtedly be running through to Fernando In n few days. The only natives there ore some Filipinos from Macabubo , who are trading with our soldiers. At daylight today Lieutenant Hill , who , with twenty-five men of the Fourth In fantry , was concealed In the tronchcs near Paslg , was attacked by n force of rebels , \\lio evidently Imagined they could capture ono of our outposts became only a few Shots had been fired by the American force A few volleys put the eno-my _ to Jllght , the , rebels losing "live" men * killed" abd anumber of wounded. " ' The army gunboat Naplngdan has returned liero from the lake , having been disabled by a cannon shot from n rebel position near Bantn Cruz , which broke Its rudder post- Colonel Summer's command , consisting of the Twenty-oecond infantry on the left , the Minnesota regiments In the center nnd the Oregon and North Dakota leglments on the right , preceded by scouts and accom panied by Scott's battery of artillery , afl- vonccd from Bnluarto at daylight. The troops first encounteied the enemy two miles from San Isldro , the rebels retiring when our artillery opened fire. Just outside the town n robot force , estimated to number 2,000 men , wan entrenched. It made alight resistance and quitted Its position when our troops turned Its right ( lank. The enemy's loss wan fifteen men killed and twenty wounded. Our troops also captured three prisoners and many rifles. On the Ameri can side ono soldier of the Oregon regiment nnd one of the Minnesota regiment wore slightly wounded. After capturing the town Colonel Sum mer's troops continued their advance , pursu ing the retreating rebels for several miles. Force * Are DlMliiteKrittliiK * WASHINGTON , May 17. That the In surgents nro disintegrated and demoralized is ] > urfeoUy manifest from the press dis patches and tbo cable received from General Otis today. General Law ton , who was pushIng - Ing the line of the rebel retreat along the Rio Grande , has Hung his advance , which , at last advices , was resting at San Miguel , northward about twelve miles , has taken San Isldro , the second Insurgent capital , nnd when General Otis' dispatch was sent , was still pressing the enemy northward. The fact that he Is sustaining few losses in his forward movamont , although in an nlmost continual contact with the enemy , Is another jiroof of their utter demoralization. According to General Otis' cable they still continue to throw up IntrencumenU , but General Lawton'i strategy outflanks each jiosltlon In turn , keeping them In full re treat and giving them no opportunity to con. centrrtte tbulr scattered forces , U wilt soon be the mountains or the sea for the Insurgents. As our troops could bo transported by sea to the mouth of the Agno itnd a new base of operations established there , It would bo folly for them to tnko that course. Scattered , demoralized and dls- licartontH ) , it is almost certain that the rebels in desperation will ratieut Into tbo fast- ncEfces of the mountains , whcro they would tie snfo from pursuit , and where they could keep up a guerilla warfare Indefinitely , or until their loudora came to tholr senses. Although all the past efforts ot our troops to net Into the rear of the Insurgents have failed up to this time , by eheer force of the battering ram the enemy has been driven back tep by step Into the pocket where nothing will bo left for them but surrender or the mountains. Over flfty-nve miles as the crow flies the rebels have been forced tiack. I'lnn of the Advance , The situation of the insurgents Is dc - perato , MneArthur's division drove them back along the line ot the railroad to Dagu- ] > an , on the Bay of Llugayen , and as far ns Calumplt. All efforts to Impede his progreis by the destruction of bridges were > - frustrated , Tbo Insurgents were forced out of their strongest positions. Simultaneously- General Lawton moved to the rlglit in t v.Ido detour toward Norzagaray , the east ern limit of open country , with the inten tion of turning the enemy's position and catching him between the two columns. Although unsuccessful in thU , the enemy , to make good bis escape , was compelled to abandon lilo line ot retreat along the rail- read and tetlre up tlio Rio Grande river. The insurgents by this move displayed ran sldoruble adroitness in the art ot war , as It made it Incumbent upon the Americans to get their supplies to the front along a now line , Till * bad been comparatively easy along the line ot the railroad , which had been repaired as the troops advanced. The change In the line of retreat of the rebels stopped Law ton's ndvnnco for several days , It Is presumed , ns no movement until today had been reported since Friday. Meantime , It la presumed , supplies were sent forward up the Rio Grande In cnscocn ( native bnrgts ) under the eicort of the gunboats com manded by Major Knbbci. The latter was reported to have 1,500 men with him , de signed for the reinforcement ot Lawton. The supplier having arrived nt n point op. pofllto Law ton , whose column had advanced along n line five mllea east nnd parallel with the rher , were delivered to lilm , nnu today he pushed on Into San Isldro Liwton has with him the Third nixl Twenty-second Infantry , ono battalion of the Seventeenth , the Second Oregon , First South Dakota , Thirteenth Minnesota nnd a sqund- ron of the Fourth cavalry. LAWTON PUSHING FORWARD Cnntnrrn Anotlior One of the Iiinnr- ECrnt CnpltnlM Ti\o Col mil tin loin l < "orrcn. MANILA , May 17. 11 10 n. m. General Law ton's advance guard , under Colonel Silhimcrs of the Oregon troops , took San Isldro , the Insurgent capital , at 8 30 o'clock this morning The expedition under Mnjor Kobbe of the Third artillery , consisting ot the Seventeenth Infantry , a battalion ot 'tlio Ninth and ono battery of the First artillery , loft Calumplt at daybreak today , marching up the Rio Grnndo to General I/ivvton's division at Ara > at. A flotilla of cascoes loaded with supplies also proceeded up the river. Both forces wore convoyed by the "Unclad" army gunboats under Captain Grant. Agulnaldn's ox-secretory , Escnmlllo , who was arrested hero on February 23 , Is now employ ed OB official Interpreter by the au thorities. Major Cobbo's column reached San Llus , eight miles up the Rio Grande , yeslerday , iiii-ellnK with but slight opposition. One man was wounded during n brush with the rebels. At daybreak today the Americans began a "rurlhor advance lownrd Candalm , about six miles up the river beyond San Luis The Insurgents along General MacArthur's front evacuated their positions during the night time , presumably moving further up the railroad. The Twenty-third Infantry has sailed on the transport Leon XIII for Jolo island to relieve the Spanltti garrison there. CASUALTY LIST FROM MANILA Chief of Scout * \Vllllnm YOIIIIK Auiontj the Demi .No Nchrnnka Ale it. WASHINGTON , May 17. General Otis nt Manila under today's date has sent to the War department the following list of casual ties : Killed : Utnh Artillery. Sergeant Ford Fisher , Battery A , May 14. Second Oregon. Private James Hanlngton , Company G , May 1C. Wounded : rirnt North Unkotn. Private William Trulock , Company C , thigh , severe ; May ' 13. Civilian William II. Young , chief of scouts , died. lbert Erlckson , Company H , chest , moderate , May 15. First Sergeant Harry Howard , Company K , wrist , slight. rirxt California. Missing : Private Ralph Coates , Company K , since April G. OTIS. PRESIDENT PRAISES LAWTON HIM Activity In PiiHhliiK Hchcln Into aioinitaliiN Ilccelie Olllulal Approval. HOT SPRINGS , Va. , May 17. President McKlnley lias not yet given consideration to Hie subject of an extra session of congress. This statement was made officially here to night nnd was brought forward by pub lished announcements thnt an extra session had been decided upon. The dispatch of General Otis regarding the capture of San Isldro by General Lawton and his forcing ot the scattered Insurgent ranks Into the mountains was forwarded hero by the War department. Tfio news It bore was EO rleaalng to Mr. SIcKinley that ho Immediately sent his congratulations to General Lawton In the following telegram- To Otis , Manila : Convey to General Lawton - ton nnd the gallant men of his command my congratulation ! ) upon the successful opera tions during the last month resulting in the capture ; > thls morning of San Isldro. WILLIAM M'KINLEV. Advices nlso were received from Cuba , which were stated to be "more assuring" nnd giving reason to believe thnt a satis factory outcome of the present situation thcro would result. The president's visit hero Is nearly at an end. Though tlio time of the departure has not been definitely fixed , It Is almost cer tain that the party will reach Washington some tlmo Saturday , The rest from official routine , the freedom for intrusion nnd the exorcise In the open air have given the presl. dent the recuperation ho needed. Ho ap pears In thoroughly good health and will return to Washington Invigorated nnd well. J. Addlson Porter , secretary to the presi dent , arrived hero unexpectedly today He has fully recovered from the Illness which kept him so long from his duties at the Whlto House He came hero to pay his respects to the president. General John McNulta of Chicago , who has been a witness before the induktrlal comuiUslon nt Washington , stopped on his way west. Ho desired to consult with Comptroller Dawes with re gard to the affairs of the National Bank of Illinois , of which General McNulta Is re ceiver. Secretary Hitchcock Is expected to morrow. This morning President nnd Mrs , McKln ley drove to Healing Springs , about three miles up tha valley. The president held the reins and the remainder of the presidential party followed bis trap in another convey ance. This afternoon Mr. McKlnley spent on his verandn with his wife. He read some light literature with which be baa passed roost of Ills leisure moments. Secretary Porter returned to Washington tonight. Miinlln TriuiHport IteneheN Home. SAN FRANCISCO , Mny 17. The transport Portland , from Manila , wns sighted entering port at 11 o'clock tonight. Owing to quar antine regulations it is not expected that any communication can bo held with those on board until tomorrow morning. l IloiuU iner Combine. CHICAGO , May 17 The Post says nego tiations are in progress with a view of con solidating the elevated roads of Chicago. The Laku Street and the Metropolitan have , It Is Eaid , nlready assented to the terms of fered by an eastern syndicate , wtioee per sonnel is made up largely of the combine that purchased tbo surface lines. Thu South Slda Etcvuted company has not yet accepted the bid ot the syndicate , but 1s considering the offer. It Is thought the scheme will be consummated within a few weeks. MUCH PAINS TO MAKE PEACE Delegates to Th" " ) Hague Divide Burden of Their Formidable Task , WORK ASSIGNED TO THREE COMMISSIONS One "Will Consider Dlnnrinninent , An other Lnwn of Warfare nnil the Third , Arbitration He Mnal ot UnnKln AIII 1'rcitlile. TUB HAGUE , May 17 All the delegates to the International Pence conference have arrived. Today 'was spent In a general ex change of visits. The permanent president of the confer ence will be M. Do Staal , Russian ftmbawa- dor to Great Britain nnd the hund of the Russian delegation. The honorary chairman who will open the proceedings will be M De Beaufort , president of the council and minister of foreign affairs of the govern ment of the Netherlands. The city is brilliantly decorated with for eign flags , denoting the various national headquarters. Tills evening M. von Knrne- book , former Dutch minister ot foreign affair ? , gave a dinner to Introduce the for eign delegates. The reporters will bo admitted only to hear the Inaugural address of M. De Beau fort , who Is excluded from opening the dis cussion of the czar's project. Three commis sions will then "be " named to arrange pro grams for discussion. The first relates to restrictions of armaments nnd mllltnry ex penditure. The second deals with the Inws governing civilized warfare nnd the third with .mediation . nnd arbitration. A grcnt mass of diplomatic documents will bo submitted on these subjects documents Including the memorandum of Prince Met- ternloh of Austria In 1816 , regarding Uio suggestion of the prince regent of England , supported by Alexander I ot Russia , for an International peace conference ; the opinions of David Dudley Field of the United States , ns to fixing a permanent limit to military forces ; the argument of M. Morlgnhac & favor of simultaneous disarmament , the proposals of Napoleon III to convoke n Bu- ropenn pence conference nt Ptirls In 1863 , nnd slmllnr pnpers. The second commission will consider the declnratlons of the congress of Pnrls , 1830 , nnd the Geneva convention , 18G4 , the un- ratified clauses of the Geneva convention in 1868 , the acts of the St. Petersburg conven tion prohibiting the uoo of certnln projectiles by civilized nations , the minutes of the Brussels conference of 1874 , the suggestions ot the Oxford manual regarding the laws and observances of war , the rules for Iho 'borrtbardmcnt ' of cltleo adopted by the Insti tute of International Laiw In Venlco In 1896 , the declaration of Franco and Great Britain regarding the unadopted rules of the Geneva convention , the views of the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce approved by succes sive Netherlands foreign ministers urging the adoption of the minutes of the Brussels conference of 1874 dealing with the laws and observances of war , which did not lead to the conclusion of any convention , and the circular of the Dutch minister of for eign affaire in 1871 relating to the adoption of the principle of inviolability of private property and urging a clearer definition of the term "contraband of w ar. " Study ol Arbitration. fc ji. . proposals of Lord Clarendon at the Paris congress In 1856 for the Intermediation of n friendly state previous to a recourse to force , tne motion of Slgnor Manclni In the Italian Chamber of Deputies In 1875 in favor of arbitration , the acts of the Berlin and Zurich conferences on compromise and mediation , David Dudley ricld's plan for an arbitration tribunal , the propcsals for an arbitration tribunal for the North , Central and South American -states adopted in Washington In 1800 , the marquis of Salis bury's loiters to Sir Julian Pauncefoto In 1898 , relating to the conclusion of an arbi tration treaty between Great Britain nnd the United States nnd the terms of the rati fied Anglo-American treaty and many simi lar documents. M. de Staal will open the conference by summarizing the objects of the gathering and expressing the confidence of Emperor Nicholas V that ttio powers will support the beneficent wcrk of the conference After the appointment of the commissions the conference will adjoin n for a week. The American delegates , It Is understood , will carefully abstain from mixing in purely European questions , but will take an earnest part in the discussion of the appli cation of arbitration and improvements In the Geneva rules for the protection of field hospitals. They will give also special at tention to the abolition of privateering and the exemption of all private property from seizure , except contraband of war , this policy being the same as that adopted by Benjamin Franklin In negotiating the treaty with Frederick the Great and successively urged by Presidents James Monioe , James Buchanan , Benjamin Harrison and William McKlnley. RUSSIA INSISTS ON GRANT Chlnn AVIII lie Compelled to Allow Itnllroail ItlKht olVn > UiilcMH Outxlile Support In Rl cn. LONDON , May IS. The Pekln correopond- cnt of the Times snys. M , de Glers , I ? ' 8- slan minister to China , declines to accept the refusal of the Chinese government to grant the railway concession to connect Pekln with Russia's present railroad system In Manchuria. He will Insist upon the grant. Unless supported by some other power , Chna will yield to Russia. It Is surrounded with calamities brought upon it by Italy , France and Germany , while Eng land's hands are tied hy the Anglo-Russian convention. IlrltlNli I'rlHiinerii Arrnluneil. CAPETOWN. May 17 The expected con ference between resident Kruger of the Transvaal republic and Sir Alfred Mllner , governor of Capo Colony , has not yet been arranged. The president of the South African League rnpudlaU-s any connection with the enlist ment of men for any purpose Frlea was the only prisoner who did not appear today at the Pretoria court for ar raignment. The streets were thronged , and the prisoners were escorted under a strong guard from the Jail to the court. A remand was granted and the prisoners were re turned to the Jail. The excitement here is somewhat abating. Illicit l.nhnreri fltrlUp. GLASGOW , May. 17 Tl-o dock laborers employed by the Anchor line and Allan line have gone out on strike. About 1,300 men are Idlt- . Three Anchor line steamers , two Donaldson line vessels nnd three steam ships of the Allan line are blocked. A con- feren o which IB to take place today be tween cnioioia of the Anchor line and repre sentatives ot the National Union of Dockers Is expected to result 'n ' an understanding. I.lmlteil i'nrl ) at LauneliliiK , LONDON. May 17. Sir Thomas Llpton , die Associated Press U Informed has lim ited the number of guests to be present at the launching of the America's cup chal lenger Shamrock. The date ot the launch will not bo made rubify. The prince of Wales and the dtiko ot Saxe-Coburg nnd Gothn will have ft prlralo view of the Sham rock nbout Juno 7. < ' Mnrchnmt Zlcnchefl the ConM. JIHOUTIL , East Coast of Africa. Mny 17 Major Marchand , the French explorer who has Just dossed Africa from the Atlantic const , has arrived here. The Insignia of commander of the Legion of Honor was handed to him on board the French second clas * cruiser D'ABa % without any ceremony worth noting. * < onth African Sccurltlcn Weak. LONDON , May 11. South African securi ties opened fiat on the Stock exchange today , but the nenvs of the nrresto at Johannesburg wns not taken seriously. The bears quickly covered. No IlrttlKh HONG KONG , Mny 17. San Chun wns occupied yesterady without any casualties. There is an unconfirmed report that the rebels are occupying Simon City. Chlcnuo nenehen Port Salil. PORT SAID , May 17-r-Tho United States cruiser Chicago , flying the flag ot Rear Ad miral Howleon , has arrived hero. E\chniiKCn Tnke a Ilolhln- . LIVERPOOL , May 17. Tlio grain ex change will be closed next Saturday , Monday nnd Tuesday nud the provision exchange next Monday. HITS KANSAS CITY MARKET Stockmen Hxpect to Divert Thirty Tlioiinatul 11 nut -Month to Other rinccn. WICHITA , May 17. C. L. Swnrtu ot Hazclton , Kan. , says nn orgnnlzntlon Is being effected by cattlemen ngalnst ship- plug to the Knnsns City mnrkct. Swnrtz has ranches In both Oklahoma nnd Kan sas. ) Ho says It Is Just as cheap to ship to Chicago or Omaha under recent Inspection rules : Ho fajs : "We expect to throw 30,000 head ot cat tle per month away from Kansas City. The wny It Is now , w 'vo get to get our cattle inspected In Kansas nnd pay for It , nnd ns soon as we got across the Missouri line we've got to have themJInspected again , nnd it costs time und money when thorn Is neither sense nor Justice In the plnn. " QUIGLEY TAKES FINAL STAND Iltxliop Thrcntcna to Denert Strlkern They Accept Annunmcc thnt Aliiinen "VV1I1 Cenitc. BUFFALO , N. Y. , May 17. Bishop Qulgley took a determined stand In his efforts to bring the strike of the grain shovelors and sympathetic organizations to an end tonight and as a result the outlook for a cessation of the trouble Is somewhat brighter. At the suggestion of the bishop the striking freight handlers appointed a committee with power to act , which will confer with thn lake line managers tomorrow , the bishop having assured them that an agreement abolishing the saloon payment system nnd the Stmdny work , as well as other abuses , would bo signed in shortorder. The bishop then attended a meeting of grain shovelers nnd informed them ofwhat , tbo handlers had agreed to do. r The executive committee ot the grain scoopers had mot rlle Jln . .Iho day and .passed upon the ng/ < ' cni regarding -the Old-aB'd'ne-W1 locals , .StdneV fey cSntractor Conners nnd Inspector 'Donovan yesterday. They amended the agreement t > y adding that none but those whose names were on tbo roll of the local on April 3 should be recog nized as members of the scoopers' union ; that none others should bo employed nnd that the charter should be given to the new local and Its officers retained. Contractor Connors had agreed to these amendments. The bishop then said that the meeting was over nnd requested the men to go Jiome nnd nwnlt the nctlon of Inspector Brown , his nppointee , who , he sold , would nttend nt once to the preparation of the rolls and the return of the men to their respective elevat ors. A very few remonstrated whereupon the bishop said : "If the men do not go back to work under the conditions I have secured for them I shall give up all interest In the matter and abandon them completely. " The bulk of the strikers are undoubtedly anxious to return to work. LABORERS' STRIKE SERIOUS One Mnn Killed nnil Military IMaccil on Guaril lit Cnntoin IIonNc. CIENFUEGOS , Province of Santa Clara , May 16 , 9-15 p. m ( Via Havana , May 17.- ) The agitation of the Cuban dock laborers here , vvlio have been demanding back pay , culminated this evening In bloodshed. A negro was killed by a Cuban officer. The dock laborers liavo now been paid. A de tachment of twenty-five soldiers Is guard ing the custom house. The hardware store * have Bold out everything In the nature of firearms nnd knives. Major Dempsey Is understood to bo fearIng - Ing an nntl-Amorlcan demonstration , nt > there Is much excited talk against Ameri cana , apparently duo to nothing moro than the tnlk of the agitators , who nro advocating complete indepcndonco. Outside ot the shooting referred to there has been nc special Incident worth noting. While the aqueduct Is being cleaned water is selling' nt 10 cents a can and the government offlclala are liaullng water to the troops fifteen miles by rail. BOY'S PRANK CAUSES WRECK Spike Plnceil oil the HnllN Thrown Trnlii Into the Dlleh mul One .Mini IN Kllleil. POTT3VILLE , Pa , May 17. Albert Ohl. a lad 17 years old , living near the spot , was arrested and held without ball today by the authorities at Tamaqua , charged with put ting tbo splko on the rail which caused an ! accident on the Little Schuylklll branch of I the Philadelphia & Reading railway yester day at Zehners , whereby on man wns killed nnd several were Injured. Ohl admlttc4 the charge. Ills excuse for putting the splko on the rail was that ho wanted to flatten It. AppriiUliiK the I'nper .Mllln. 'MILWAUKEE , May 17 A Journal1 special from Appleton , Wls , says it is stated the writing paper combine , with a capital of $42,000,000 , is almost an accomplished fact. Appraisers have visited Wisconsin and gone over proportion stated to bo the Fox River nnd the Plover Paper company's mills nt Appleton and Plover , respectively. Only the closing of negotiations for the various properties wanted remains. MoieinciitH of Oeenii Acmelii , Mny 17. At New York Arrived Knramanla , from Naples , Kaiser Trledrlche , from Bremen ; Saale , from Naple , New York , from South ampton. At Bremen Arrived Kaiser Wllhelra dor Grosse , from New York , Muuchen , from j Baltimore , At Queenstown Arrived Auianla , from I New York for Liverpool I At Glasgow Arrived Anchorla , from New York , Grecian , from Montreal I At Philadelphia Arrived Pennlund , from Liverpool ; Switzerland , from Antwerp. At Rotterdam Arrived Rotterdam , from New York , via Boulogne. FOUR DEAD IN OTA STORM Several Others Fatally Hurt and G at Damage Done to Property , VICTIMS ARE LIFTED BODILY INTO THE AIR Cjelone Clear * K\or > IliliiK In KM Tilth for IHMniiuc ot Ton Mile * Toitth- Mtonc * Iiotclril to r ; run ml mul Other Pri-uUn rcrtorincil. MANCHESTER , la. , May 17. The details of the cyclone which pissed over the north ern part of this county last night arc most harrowing. As n result of the storm four people nro dead and three others nro fa tally Injured. The dead nro1 WALTER SHEPPARD. HIS SON , 13 > enrs old. J. B. JACOBS. GEORGE LANG. Fatally Injured : Mrs. Waller Sheppard anil two sons , 3 and G > ears old. Seriously injured : George Sharkcy. Tony Sheppard , 10 jcars old. Tonuy Trltz. Mrs A. Blgelow. Ed Kruemplo and wife. Mrs. William McKlnne. Emanucl Rldcnour and wife. Mlsa Ridcnour. C. Miersen. The storm started on Its path of destruc tion at L. Snyder's , three miles north of Greoley , about 8-30 p m. , taking a direction due cast for six miles , then veered north east for four miles , demolishing everj thing In Its course. Every farm house In the Irack of the storm cloud for a width of forly rods Is either totally destroyed or wrecked. At Blgelow's , where the family took shelter In the cellar , a young babe was torn from the mother's arms and curried twenty-five rods without Injury. At the Klaus ceme tery only ono monument Is left standing. The Klaus school house was blown to pieces and the Methodist church Is a wreck. The Hldenour family took refuge In the collar. Three arc Injured Mr. Hldenour was lifted bodily out of the collar by the force of the wind. The Sheppard family was In the house , which was smashed to kindling. Two of the sons were carried 400 yards and one was killed outrlghl. The falher died this afternoon. Two other chil dren will die. C. Miersen , J. B. Jacobs and George Lang were returning from Elkport nnd wore caught directly In the path of the storm. Jacobs and Lang Jumped out ot the wagon and were carried up Into the air. Their bodies came to the ground mangled almost beyond recognition. Miersen whipped his horses out of the wind and Jumped from the wagon and escaped with slight Injury. The team turned nnd ran Into the storm again nnd both horses were killed. The storm exhausted Itself a ratio north of Coles- burg. The damage to property is beyond estimation. VICTIMS OF OHIO CYCLONE " DeinollHhcil School I'"our InmalcH of IIoiiNC Will Die Another Wlml- , _ v v ABtorm Tjrnveri ? ii .Stutc. s TOLEDO , O , May 17. The cyclone which swept over the little city of Montpeller last night will prove fatal for at least four ot the children In the school house at West Unity. There were twenty-four people In the building and not one of them escaped without Injury. The building was wrecked. The teacher , Miss Flossie Fisher , Is proba bly fatally Injured , being struck on the head with flying timbers. The following are fatally Injured : Florence Marzoff , aged 9 , flesh torn from face and cut in bend. Nettie Marzoff , aged 7. Iron spike run into her head , injured in spine. Lucy Marzoff , aged C , bad scalp wound. Fay Barton , aged 14 , scalp wounds The dangerously hurt are : Stella Barton , aged S , cut on head ; Florence Barton , aged 7 , gashed in head , Joe Jacoby , aged 9 , four wounds on head , Nellie Meppens , aged 11 , broken collar bone , Emery Fllcklnger , arm broken ; Flossie Fleher , teacher , scalp wound and broken arm. CLEVELAND , 0. , May 17. Another bad storm swept over northern Ohio this after noon , being accompanied by high winds , hall nnd n heavy rainfall At Norwalk and Bu- cyrus the rainfall was four Inches. Thcro was also a heavy hall storm , trees were blown down , windows broken and havoc was caused among telegraph and telephone wires. At Upper Sandusky several houses were unroofed COLUMBUS , O. , May 17. A special to the State Journal tells of great damage wrought by a heavy storm this afternoon A dispatch from Woostcr says- Hall did great damage near here this afternoon. Hail stones of enormous size fell with such force as to Mil sheep nnd poultry. They went through wooden roofs like bullets and whole orchards were stripped. A dlspalch from Mlllorsburg says : A build ing at the county Infirmary was unroofed and all vegetation beat to the ground by the hailstones , which were of the sl/o of walnuts. J. M. Lint was caught In the storm , his team running awny nnd throwing him out. He was pelted with the enormous stones until his face wns bleeding In a dozen places from the wounds. Revere Storm In HHiiolx. PANA , III. . May 17. An electrical storm accompanied by torrents of rain passed over central Illinois today. Fruit trees were damaged considerably , but no lives were lest. COMMISSION TO MEET AGAIN Another Attempt AVIII lie Mmle to AllJlINt iHNIieH Ill-Ill Cfll UllltCll btnten nnil Cniiiiiln. WASHINGTON , ( May 17. As the result of a conference held at the foreign office In London between Lord Salisbury , Sir Julian Pnuncofoto and Ambaesador Choato , the lat ter acting under direct Instructions from Secretary Hay , It can now bo predicted th.it the Joint high commission to adjust Issues between the United States and Canada will be reassembled during the coming summer or early fall This outcome Is not yet positively assured , but Mr Choato's report of the exchanges at the foreign olllce certainly conveys great en couragement to the officials here and war- runts the expectation that negotiations maybe bo again taken up with some prospect ot reaching agreements between the two branches of the commission. It can be mated that If the commission reconvenes it will only do BO on a complete abandonment of the old 'basis , which proved to bo unsuitable to the erection of u com plete agreement , and our government will have some sort of assurance In advance of < the nature ami degree of the concessions that may ibo expected from the other Hide , the lack of which , It is inld , caused the failure of the first negotiations. The negotiations have taken a now turn by the suggestion that ( ho American bound ary question be submitted to arbitration CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Fa'r. Warmer Temperature n ( Onutliii > cMcrilaj I Independent of the other IFSUCB Involved , thus leaving the commission free to icmime Us work on the many other pending ques tions. The boundary question IP said to bo the main obstacle to an agreement , BO much EO that tie commission took its last ad journment because of manifest Inability to come together on this point Since then the Iwo governmenta have tr'ed to sctllo the question nnd some progress has been made. A final agreement does not appear to bo In sight and a temporary adjustment by n modus Vivendi U otlll open. In the clr- cunHtnticcs the officials concerned In the negotiations nro favorably considering arbi tration as a means of settling the bjunc-ary matter. If that plan could bo effected It Is said the eommlsalon\\onld , not only ho sure if reassembling , but It would meet with ever ) prospect ot winding up nil ( he out- ftamllni ; dlfiUulllPs lietwren Canada und the United States While the plan of arbi tration Is most favorably entertained hy olllclals It Is not known how far It has gene In the way of negotiations with Lord Salis bury. APPEAL FOR THE DEWEY FUND : \itfionnl Co nun II toe Si * > 1 < M to KnllM A III of > < M Hiiiiri > N In Ma 1.1 li- Project n MIUI-CNH , WASHINGTON. May 17. The national Dewey home committee held n meeting today In Chairman Vanderllp's offi-e and decided to send letters to nil leading newspapers , national banks nnd postmnsteis , asking them to co-operate with the committee by receiv ing contributions fiom the public and for warding the same to the treasurer at Wash ington. Following Is the nppcnl to the newspapers. The national Dewey homo fund commll- tce , recoKiillzing the press of the countiy as the best medium for reaching the people nnd the most powerful Instrument for good , nt the conclusion of tho.r meeting this nfti-r- noon requested the A < wclnted Press to tnto that the committee most earnestly solicited the co-opciation of nowspapofj In tholr effort - [ fort to secure subset ip'loue. The toinmit- 1 tec requests newspaper publishers every where to open public subsiilpllmis , ac knowledge receipt tluough their columns from day to day nnd forward the subscrip tions to the national Dewey homo fund committee , this city , lion Ellis H. Robcits , treasurer U Is suggested that newspaper publishes receiving subscilptions mnko their remit tances to the committee hero weekly or more frequently by them desired. Treasurer Roberts will acknowledge receipt to news papers and will finally Isauo to each sub scriber n souvenir receipt. With u view to the latter publishers nro requested to keep n record of ull subscribers with their post- office addresses , nnd , so far as posslbln , to forward the same with their remittances from tlmo to time. Temporary receipts Imvo been provided until the handsomely tn- gruvcd souvenir receipts are ready for Iscu- " The national Dcvvoy homo fund commlt- tco believes that the publishers of newspa pers in this country will lend their asalst- nncc In this woik and that It lies vvltiiln their power to make this movement n ioat success nt the earliest possible date. The committee , recognizing seiviies nl- ready rendeicd , further requests that pub lishers who open public substriptloiis notl'v the treasurer as early ns possiolo for their Information. OLD SOLDIERS FOR HENDERSON Mcmbern of the O. A. It. Come Out for the Io\Ta Unit for Speaker. WASHINGTON , May 17 ( Special Tele gram ) The Grand Army of the Republic of the country have selected their candi date for the speakwshlp and tholr choice is Colonel David B. Henderson of Iowa. They assert that there are few republican dis tricts in which the soldiers' vote Is not an Important factcr , and tills Influence Is to bo thrown to Colonel Henderson. General H. G. Dyrenforth , commander-ln-chlef of the Union Veterans' union and nlso promi nently Identified with the Grand Army of the Republic , is out In a long circular which Is proposed to reach the hands of every ex-unon | soldier In the land and thus en list his service In the aid of Colonel Hen derson's candidacy. General J. C. Cowln was in the city to day for the purpose of securing testimony in the matter of proving a deficiency claim | In the Kansas Pacific case now on hearing before Master Abbott In New York. Gen eral Cowln returned to New York this after noon but expects to bo In Washington next week , when he will personally express to the president his thanks for nominating his son , Will B. Cowln , to a second lieutenancy. Privates Burton W. Illvens , Company D , and Corporal George L Watson , Company B , First Nebraska volunteers , have been discharged , RIVERA ADMITS AUTHORSHIP HajM I.otler Wax Not Intenileil for Publication nnil AViiN Until ) TrniiNlttli-il. WASHINGTON , May 17. Senor Luis Muuoi R-vora , premier of Iho Porto Rlcan cabinet under the Spanish regime , was In terviewed concerning the letter written by him declaring that General Henry had been recalled as governor general of the island and severely and even violently criticising General Henry and others. Senor Rivera admitted authorship of the letter , but Hald It was not written for publication and had been badly translated , In the Interview ho reiterated the statement that General Henry had made many mistakes In Porto Rlco and that a majority of the people applauded his retirement. The radical party , ho admitted , had given farewell manifestations of regret , as General Henry favored this party in nil things Ho complained of the treatment of the liberal pacty , of which he Is the head , by General Henry All people In Porto Rico , ho said , welcomed annexation to the United States and would not thango It for Independence Ho ( Rivera ) represented the agriculturists of the Island , having been elected by a largo assembly at San Juan. Porto Rlco nskcd full admission Into the American union , with a free Interchange of products , reform of the money system , free dom of the press , homo ruin ID municipal affairs and such measures as would tend towards u firm nnd free assimilation of the Islands with the American union. Ill-union of HoiiKh Hlilem , LAS VEGAS , N ' .M . May 17 Offielal notice was received here today fiom Lieu tenant J D Carter of Prescott , Ariz , secre tary of the Society of Rough Ul.dere , to the effect thnt the first annual reunion will l.o hold In Las Vegas June 21 Governor Roosevelt and staff will bo present. Free entertainment will bo glvvu air Hough Riders , p I P'p rn PAYirpIYTTTPIA CASE IS COS11NDED Miss Viola Horlooker is Arraigned and is Granted a Postponement. WILL BE CALLED AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER County Judge and Attorneys for Defense Hava a Lively Row , LATTER WANT GIRL ARRAIGNED AT HOME Judge is Obdurate and Compels Her to Be Brought Into Court , ACCUSED YOUNG WOMAN APPEARS WEAK linn In lie fnrrlril from mil in Court HOIIIII ( 'utility Attornc ) McCrcnry I'll Ix TucnOVltncNNin for ( In- hint.I'mter Iloiul. HASTINGS , Nub. Mny 17. ( Special Tele grams Miss Vloln Horloekcr appeared be- Tore Coutiij Judge How on this jnornlng at ! i o'clock , as per continuance ) ot her pre liminary heating , to answer the charge of having tiintlo an attonipt to lake the llfo of .Mrs. Charles Morey by sending her n box of poisoned cnmly on Monday nfternoon , April 10 Her nttornejs waived examination and * > ho WOH bound over In the sum of JG.OOO to appear nt the equity term of the district court , September 2S. The proceedings took plnoo In the county JudRc'g room In tlio presence of about fifty people. The small audience was Accounted for by the clover ruse -which the attorncjs plajed by having It announced that the cnae would bo heard up Blairs In the district couit room. There were nearly fiOO poopla waiting patiently In thn district court room while the legal proceedings were In progreaa down stairs. This caused some to grow angry , as there were many who had driven miles to attend the preliminary hrarlng ot iMNs Horloekcr. About 8.30 this morning Hon. John M rtagnn , John Stevens , Judge Burton and R A. Hatty , attorneys for the defense , appeared before County Judge. BOAVCII and attempted to explain to him that It would bo impot l- blo to bring Miss Horlocker to the court room on account of her Illness and woik condition. During the conversation County Judge Bowen said that ho was In the habit of spcakliiR the plain truth about muttons niul that no had heard that the counsel for the dcfandnnt wore trying to fool nnd do- colvo the court and county attorney. To this Hon. John M. llagan replied ! "Thank you for 'being ' eo frank. I will simply say that it'n a Ho. " Attoriic > H Unto n now. By tills time all the attorneys present became - came angry and things looked grave. Th < attorneys for the defendant then accused the county attorney of having made th statement that Dr. W. H. Lynn told him , Judge How en , that Dr. Lynn had only been attending th girl during tlie last thre days nnd that Lynn had further said the filrl was only making a grand stage play. 'Iho nttorneyn Immediately sent for Df. Lynn with the Intention of putting him on the witness stand to deny the statement. Attorney Ragan again appealed to the court In behalf of tlin girl's condition and tried to pcisuado the judge to have the legal proceedings toke place nt the homo of the accused , but the Judge said thcro was only one jilnco where ho would hold court ana that was In the court house. The Judge suld this BO emphatically that Attorney Ita lian Immediately whirled around and sal * to the physician : "do bring Itie girl If It kills her ; tha dignity of the court must be maintained " At 0-20 the cab containing Miss Horlooker was driven to the east entrance ot the court house and she was assisted from the hack by her brother-in-law , Mr. Hayes , Dr. W. II. Lynn and her sister , Zora. She vvalkrxl part of the way to the entrance but wan compelled to atop every flvo or six feet. When -she reached the Inside ot the court house oho was placed In a chair and thus carried Into the county Judge's office. Miss Zora sat beside her sister , who soon ap peared very weak and looked as If she wore about to faint. She said to her sister that she was very weak and then laid liar head down upon the table and began breathing hard. She shook and trembled at times , but no sobs escaped from her lips. Miss Viola wan dressed In black , trimmed with crepe , but woie a dark blue veil through which her largo , black , piercing eyes would shine and sparkle at times. Wai * CM I2xainliiatloti. The counsel for tlio accused Informed thu court that they wore ready to proceed and would waive examination It was then uo- tlced that County Attorney McCreary was absent from the room , HO the Judge ordered Sheiiff Simmering to find the county attor ney and bring him In Immediately , The l > end of $5,000 was drawn up , HO when Mr. McClcnry arrived It was duly read and handed to Miss Horloekcr for her signature. Bho took considerable time to remove her glove and with the assistance of her sister , who helped to steady her hand , Miss Vloln took nearly ten minutes In which to place her name upon the legal document. As soon as this was accomplished she breathed a deep breath nnd gave a sigh of relief. The band was Boon signed by John M , llagan , Robert Batty , Cicorgo Hayes and Al Clarke , president of thn First National bank. Aa soon as the bond was given to tlio county Judge he dismissed court. When the pro codings wore through with MEH | Horlockir did not make any effort to arise , so Attorneys Hagan and Stevens car ried her out to the cab In a chair und ac companied her home . \NxlNtnl Into the IloiiNCt As soon us the cab stopped at the Her locker residence Viola remarked to her at torneys that she fc.lt BOIDU stronger and at tempted to walk unassisted to the house , but fell down before she had gone ten feet. She was then desisted Into the house and soon retired to her bud Immediately after court was adjourned County Attorney 'MeCicary ' called twenty of lilu wltnesBi'B to his olllro and put them all under recognizance of $100 each The wlt- ncsBta for the plaintiff arc Anna K More/ , ClmrliH r Morey , George W. Tlbbets , Phillip - lip Fuller. 13 J. Cox , Martha I'otllnger , Prank McElhliinoy. Dick Dowd , All > crt H. Furiens , W. H. Dillon , 1C mm a Nordntrom , Eleanor Klrby , Dr. John Cooke , F M. Wit- llama , Dr 0 V ArU , M i : Harnes , Wil liam Saint Claire , William J Shutt , Delia Hand and Mrs. KlUaboth Gaulln When Mr. MtCreary was naked as to tils reason for putting all his witnessed under rt'tognUanco he cald ho pTopobed to hava every otto of his witnessed on hand at tha December term of the district court mid glva testimony for the state , as he was posi tive with Iho evidence they would give Mlsa Viola Horlockor v.ould bo con\lctul At the panel term of tlio district court September 25 the bamu i/roteedlng will hate to ho gone through with OH was done to- da/ , when Miss Horlocker will be bound