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8TEAMER ST. PAUL 8INK8 BRIT
ISH WAR8HIP GLADIATOR.
Coolncso Allays Panic on Liner, Which
It Badly Damaged Twenty-Threo
Sailors Are Missing Divera Search
Sunken Cruiser for Bodies.
London, April 27. Tho total of dead
and missing of tho cruiser Gladiator's
crow as a result of tho collision be
tween tho Amerlcnn liner St, Paul and
tho British warship off tho, IbIo of
Wight Is twenty-eight. The admiralty
Issued a revised list of the names of
tho Gladiator victims, which Includes
an additional death In the hospital,
bringing the total of deaths known up
to flvo. Twen'ty-threo men are miss
ing, according to tho list, and six aro
suffering severe Injuries. Tho secre
tary of the admiralty expresses fear
that there aro still eight others miss
ing. Divers searched part of tho sunk
en cruiser for bodies, but were not
successful In finding auy.
Tho opinion among shipping men
appears to bo unanimous that tho acci
dent was unavoidable All witnesses
of tho disaster agreo practically that
both crewB behaved aB well as possi
ble. Coming bo soon after tho loss of
tho Tiger, which waB sunk by tho
cruiser Berwick off tho Islo of Wight
on April 3, thirty-six men being
drowned, tho Blnklng of the Qlndlator
Is a sovoro blow to tho British navy.
Tho passengers on the St Paul,
who acted so coolly during tho few
trying minutes following the collision,
could hardly have realized tho danger
in which they stood. They were as
sured' by tho ofllcers thnt thero was no
danger, but the condition of tho steam
er's bows, disclosed as she lies at tho
dock, shows that she had n narrow
oscapo from meeting the same fate as
the Gladiator. As It was, tho St. Paul
was moro seriously damaged than at
first Hupposod, Sho shipped a great
quantity of water through her broken
plates, and from tho moment sho
backed away from tho wrecked cruiser
until sho reached hor wharf all her
pumps were going at full capacity.
Tho damaged bows of the St. Paul
Indicate that sho forced her nose at
least twenty feet through the cruiser's
Bide, hut fortunately tho grcntcst dam
ago was above tho water lino.
Tho snow was falling so thickly that
it was Impossible to sco a yard ahead
Had tho crulsor been painted nny oth
er color than slate, she might have
been seen earlier and the collision
averted, but Great Britain has decided
that her warships attract less atten
tion when thus painted, and what Is
considered tho necessity of war pur
poses has contributed to nn accident.
PUBLISHERS ASK VOTE ON BILL
Declare Majority of House Is In Favor
of Stevens Measure.
Washington, April 27. A commltteo
of tho American Newspaper Publish
ers' association visited tho special
commltteo appointed by the speaker to
Investigate the wood pulp and paper
questions and' the paper trust. The
visitors said a majority of tho mem
bers of Iho house have expressed a
desire to support tho Stovens bill and
Insisted that they be given an op
portunity to record their vote
Without warning tho delegation
swept Into the room of Speaker Can
non, author of the resolution for an
investigation of tho paper Industry,
which, It Is charged by the publishers,
was designed for tho purpose of pre
venting legislative action at this ses
sion of congress, and before tho visit
was over President Ridder and the
speaker had hnd a wordy warfare
which plainly Indicated tho temper of
That tho publishers wore full of
fight wbb evidenced on every hand.
They went after their congressmen
without gloves, called them out of the
house and out of their committee
rooms, and generally upBet things In
What frightened the leaders of tho
house most, however, was their threat
to start a petition on the Republican
side of the house to compel tho speak
er to permit tho wood pulp and print
paper bill to pass.
LANDSLIDE BURIES A TOWN
Thirty Inhabitants of Canadian Ham
let Die Under Tons of Earth.
Buckingham, Quo., April 27. Half
the (Ittle French hamlet of Notre
Dame de Salette, sixteen miles from
here on the Llevre rlvor, lies buried
under a sliding mountain, and at leabt
thirty of its small population are
known to have perished. The hamlet
has no tele puone or telegraph and It
is not on a railroad. Meager bits of
news of the disaster come in by mes
senger from the physicians and other
rescuers who were hurried there when
the first calls for aid came.
Latest reports from De Salette
make the number of known dead thir
ty, of which eleven bodies have been
recovered In all, twenty houses were
engulfed in the slide Tho slide car
ried two houses on the west bank into
the swollen river and across to the
east bank and then covered eighteen
houses there. The river was dammed
and those who were not killed Jn the
avalanche were drowned.
Prince and Anna Visit Vesuvius.
Naplos, April 27. Prince Helle de
Sagan and Mine Anna Gould and her
children went by motor car to Bos
cotrecaz, on the southorn declivity of
Mount Vesuvius. They walked
through the lava streams of the last
eruption to he ruins of Ottalano and
later playod tennis in the hotel garden
It Is expected that thoy will soon go
to Rome an-1 Paris, stopping for a
day or two in Florence
iVINE KILLED; THIRTY INJURED
Two Interurban Cars Collide Near
Detroit, April 29. Two largo Inter
urban trolley cars on tho Detroit,
Jackson and Chicago railway collide
head-on whllo running about forty
flvo miles an hour, near YpBlIantl.
Nino mon wero killed and about thirty
men and women Injured, four of them
A mlstako In orders on the part of
Motorman Isa Fay of tho limited car,
who was crushed to death beneath his
vestibule, 1b alleged to have caused
tho collision. It is charged that he
overran his orders.
The dead: Motorman Isa Fay of
JackBon, John Paget of Detroit,
ChnrlcB Carmen of Detroit, Joe How
ard of Detroit Jack McMullcn of Syra
cuse, Garborlno Gronnl of Detroit,
three unidentified men.
Tho limited car, comfortably filled
with about forty people, left Yjsllnntl
nt 7 o'clock for Detroit. Tho running
time of tho car was changed and re
duced so thnt Motorman Fay left
Ypsllantl ten minutes earlier than li
had been accustomed to. This Is
thought by somo to bo responslblo for
his mistake. Instead of stopping at
Harris Bwltch, about two miles west of
tho scene of tho accident, tho limited
rushed by tho crossing point at high
speed. As It rounded n curve four
miles east of Ypsllantl, tho other car
dashed into view, nlso running at high
apeed. It was a hopeless effort to try
to stop the heavy cars, and they
crashed together with terrific Impact.
Motorman WIngravo of tho local car
Jumped when ho saw that tho col
lision was Inevitable, but Motorman
Fay stuck to his post. Tho local car
was built considerably higher than tho
limited, so that as they met Its body
rodo up over tho heavy flooring and
Iron work of tho limited and tele
scoped It for nearly thirty feet. Do
Bpito tho terrific force of tho col
lision, tho wrecked limited stayed on
the rails, with tho local car crashed
Into Its forward end for half tho
longth. Thoro wero screams of fright
from tho limited passengers ns thoy
saw tho local car loom up before
them, nnd then they were sllonced In
the crash. Survivors say thero was a
moment of death-like stlllnoss follow
ing tho colMalon and then tho unin
jured and' slightly wounCed passengers
crawled from tho wreck) and after a
few moments began the work of res
cuing those who wero pinned under
tho car. Hardly a passenger escaped
Injuries of somo sort. Bruises and
cuts from brokon glass were genernl
among those who had fortunately es
caped moro serious wounds.
FOUR BURNED IN THEIR BEDS
Mother and Three Children Victims
of an Incendiary's Work.
Laporto, Ind., April 29. Tho re
moval of four charred bodies, tho
blackened forms of threo children,
huddled about that of the mother as
If for protection, tho arrest or Ray
Lamphero, formerly employod by Mrs.
Bello Gunnes, tho victim, nnd tho col
Iapso of Lamphero at the jail, has
caused excitement In Laporto that
may at any tlmo break forth in mob
violence Mrs. Gunnes lived on her
farm near hero, with hor threo chil
dren. At 4 a. m. Joseph Maxwell, an
employo of tho placo, was awakened
by smoko. Ho made every effort to
rescue tho family, but failed. Later
tho bodies of Mrs. Gunnes and her
threo children were removed from tho
Thoro was a rumor that the house
had been fired because of malice, and
ns a result Lamphero was arrested.
Lamphero had been employed en the
farm and1 was Infatuated with Mrs.
Gunnes. who was a beautiful woman.
Mrs. Gunnes declared that the man
had annoyed her and she had filed pro
ceedings to have him declared Insane,
but a jury found him sane.
SIX ITALIANS ASPHYXIATED
Found Dead In New York Lodging
House With Gas Turned On.
Now York, April 29. Tho bodies of
six unknown Italians, supposed to bo
miners from MIdvale, Pa., were found
in a room on the third floor of u
Greenwich street lodging house. Tho
gas In tho room was turned on. After
the Italians hnd closed the door for
the night, they had nailed It shut from
the Insldo and hnd fnstened tho win
dow tight, evidently in fear of thieves.
The appearance of the gas Jet Indi
cated thit one of the men had turned
out the light, but did not fully close
Warrant for Missing Cashier.
St. Paul, April 29. A warrant was
Issued for tho arrest of Thomas W.
Frankham, cashier of the St. Paul and
Western Coal company, who has been
missing for a week. He is charged
with embezzlement and a $10,000
shortage in his accounts. It Is report
ed that when the books of the com
pany are thoroughly checked up tho
shortage may be much greater, pos
sibly as high as 150.000 or $75,000.
Extravagant living is given as the
cause of his shortage.
Bomb Thrower Dies of His Injuries.
New York. April 29. Sellg silver
stein, the anarchist who attempted to
throw a bomb into a group of police
ment In Union square and was in
jured by the premature explosion of
the bomb, Is dead. Sllverstein's com
panion was killed by the bomb.
Fourteen More Victims of Storm.
Hot Springs, Ark., April 29. Four
teen more deaths wero added to the
list of victims of last week's tornado
by news which reached Hot Springs
from the territory west of the city.
Four of tho victims wero white and
the remainder negroes.
DEATH LIST IS 350
TOTALS REVEAL DESOLATION
WROUGHT BY TORNADO.
Property Loss Impossible to Estimate.
Plantation Cabins Demolished and
Inmates Killed Forty-Six Towns
Damaged Storm Covers Wide Area.
New Orleans, April 27. Tho totals
of death, misery and ruin caused In
four southern states by tornadoes
camo to hand in approximately correct
Briefly stated, they are: Killed,
about 350, injured, painfully or seri
ously, 1,200; homeless, several thou
sand; towns reporting serious wreck
age, 4G; habitations and business
houses practically completo ruins in
these towns, about 2,500.
The abovo figures do not include the
wreckage on plantations and farms,
scores of which wero struck and dam
aged. Number of Dead May Never Be Known.
Tho number of dead may never bo
known accurately, for the reason that
about threo hundred of them were ne
groes, and they were burled In many
communities without careful records
being made of their numbers. Whllo
some of the first reports giving appar
ently reliable death lists have slnco
proved unreliable, nevertheless remote
places, which were lato In reporting
their dead, have served to hold tho
total death list uniformly around 350.
The manner in which this death list
has grown for two days In splto of
continual subtractions from first re
ports has been a melancholy Index of
tho Interstate Ecopo of tho disaster.
By following tho wreckage of towns,
tho general direction of the tornadoes
can bo traced closely. Apparently tho
storm came In threo soparato currents,
each describing the arc of a circle and
traveling toward the northeast. The
first of these struck through northern
Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The second appeared farther south in
Louisiana and Mississippi. This ap
parently was the portion of the storm
which had swept through Georgia and
Alabama Friday and Saturday. The
third portion of the storm appeared
farther south than either of its pre
decessors. This was tho storm which
demolished Amite, La., and Purvis,
Miss., tho towns in which tho wreck
age was tho worst.
Why the fatalities were so largo Is
apparent from n glance at tho photo
graphs which have arrived' here' from
many portions of the tornado belt.
They all tell the same story.
Negroes Chief Victims.
Wholo blocks of what were formerly
llttio residences and cabins He spread
over tho ground in separate boards.
Under this mass of wreckage many
hundred personB wero burled, not one
In a hundred escaping without somo
injury. Tho houses which were thus
scattered about wero mostly negroeB'
habitations. The homes of the whites
held together better and tho photo
graphs show many of them with half
tho top of the upper half of the struc
ture ripped off, but leaving below por
tions which must have held scores
Tho ruined towns have been visited
by thousands of spectators, many of
whom went with n few dollars In their
pockets to distribute among tho ncea'y.
Sheds, made from tho wreckage, have
become the homes of hundreds. Small
parties of men on horseback have
gone through country districts taking
Inventories of the assistance needed
nnd rendering aid where It was most
necessary. At least n dozen funds
have been started In ns many cities
Following Is a list by states of the
forty-six towns reporting damage-
Louisiana Lucerne. Kenmore, La-
mourle, Richland, Amite, Essie, Pine,
Angle. Frankllntown. Sheridan. Avard,
Eunice total. 12.
Mississippi Giles Bend. Purvis,
Churchill, Lorman. Tillman. Melton,
Baxtervlllo, Bruxton, Sunflower. Wa
halak, Wlngnto. Columbus, Walls. Mc-
Lnurln, Fnlrchllds Creek, Quitman's
landing, McCallum, Winchester, Pine
Ridge total, 19.
Georgia Columbus, Chlpley, Harrl3,
La Grange, Griflln, McDonough, Locust
Grove, Cedartown, Cave Springs 9.
Alabama Albertsvllle, High Mound,
Hatton, Leesburg, Settlement, Blounts
CATHOLIC JUBILEE BEGINS
New York Churches Honor Completion
of Century of Activity.
New York. April 27. Every Catholic
church and the houses within the
archdiocese of New York were In
festal array, while perhaps a million
men, women and children gave thanks
for the progress Catholicism has made
in New York slnco it was formally es
tablished 100 years ago. It was tho
beginning of the week of rejoicing In
honor of tho completion of a century
The center of Interest wns St Pat
rick's cathedral, where Mgr. Lavello.
the rector, was celebrant of a sol
emn mass of thanksgiving, and the
archbishop of New York preached a
sermon. The edifice wr ) decorated
In the Interior with tho ,iapal colors,
and on tho outside and between Us
tapering towerB the American flag
was flung to the breeze. Every seat
was filled and hundreds clamored for
Cardinal Logue occupied tho arch
bishop's throne at tho service and
gave the blessing at the close At the
end of the first gospel Archbishop Far
ley entered the pulpit nnd in a few
happy words welcomed Cardinal
Logue to this country He then de
livered a sermon. In the course of
which he reviewed the history of Ca
tholicism in New York.-
COLCMDO IS FOR TAFT
Centennial State Adds Six Votes to
Pueblo, Colo., April 29. Six dele
gates at largo to the Republican na
tional convention at Chicago, In
structed to support William 11. Toft
for the nomination for tho presidency,
were elected by tho Republican stato
convention, which was hold here, tho
slato of tho regular organization being
adopted without opposition.
Clarence C. Hamlin of Colorado
Springs, a candidate for tho United
States senatorshlp, started a fight on
behalf of Clyde C. Dawson of Canon
City, aB either delegate at largo or
delegate from the Second district, and
this necessitated a chango in the list
of delegates at large, Senator Horace
DeLong of Mesa county being dropped
and R. H. Breckenridgc substituted.
Mr. Hamlin was given tho privilege of
naming tho Second congressional dis
Attorney General William Dickson
was chairman of tho convention and
in his address declared that no greater
compliment could be given President
Roosevelt than to name at Chicago ri
his successor the man who has been In
closest touch with him at Washington
NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATS MEET
Select Uninstructed Delegation to Na
tional Convention at Denver.
Trenton, N. J., April 29. Tho Demo
cratic stato convention to elect dele
gates to tho national convention at
Denver selected a delegation that is
uninstructed, except as to vollng un
der the unit rule. A resolution to in
struct the delegation In favor of Will
iam J. Bryan was voted down. Former
United States Senator James Smith,
Jr., who is an anti-Bryan man, was in
full control of the convention, and
succeeded by a largo majority In de
feating the aspirations of Robert Davis
of Hudson county and James F. Mar
tine of Union county, tho latter a per
sonal friend of Mr. Bryan, who wanted
to go to Denver as delegates at largo.
The dofeat of Martlne was taken good
naturedly because of a lack of Bryan
sentiment In the convention, but the
Hudson men wero very bitter over tho
turning down of Davis.
Hitchcock on Beef Trust.
Washington, April 29. Tho "beef
trust" received' attention In tho house
during tho consideration of tho sundry
civil bill, Hitchcock (Neb.) spoke of
tho prices of beef and declared that
although the bureau of corporations
had been created to glvo congress In
formation on trusts, nothing had been
heard about the beef trust since Mr.
Garfield's "farcical report of several
years ago, In face of tho fact that the
price of beef has risen about 25 per
cent during times of depression."
Hitchcock said that while Garfiela cal
culated that the profit In a carcass of
beef was 99 cents to the pneker, he
had reliable information that on an
animal costing on the hoof $64 the
profit was $8. .
Priesmeyer Jury Disagree.
St. Louis. April 29. The jury In the
case of Fred W. Priesmeyer, member
of the house of delegates , on trial on
a charge of bribery, announced that
Its members wero hopelessly dis
agreed, and It was discharged Pries
meyer and Delegate Fred Warner were
jointly Indicted on the charge of brib
ery. Warner was recently tried and
sentenced to two years' imprisonment.
Explosion Kills Three.
Mariean, 111., April 29. Three men
wero killed by an explosion of tho
Egyptian powder mills, five miles from
hero, and considerable property was
damaged. The dead are: John Clax
ton, William McCHntock and Stephen
Upchurchf The shock of the explo
sion broke glass in windows here and
Insane During Storms; Dies.
Marshall, Mich., April 29. Robert
Williamson, for a dozen years made
mentally deranged' by the approach of
thunder storms, only to recover as
soon as the atmospheric disturbances
had passed, Is supposed to have been
killed by lightning. His body was
found four miles from his home.
Murray Takes Oath.
Washington, April 29. Lawrence O.
Murray, former assistant secretary of
the department of commerce and la
bor, took tho oath as comptroller of
the currency. Mr Murray succeeds
William B. Rldgely, recently 'elected
president of the National Bank of
Commerce of Kansas City.
Kurds on War Trail Again.
TIflis, AprlT 29. Reports have just
been brought In here that the Kurdish
population of tho Armenian provinces
bordering on Russia have become ag
gressively active and are indulging in
disorder and massacre. The Armenians
are fleeing into Turkish territory.
Two Cracksmen Captured.
Joplin, Mo., April 29. After blowing
open three safes In Jasper, a small
town near here, and securing but 12,
two of the six robbers were captured
near here, after the police had fired
severals shots at them. The men re
fused to divulge their names.
Robbers Secure $18,000.
Bluefleld, W. Va.. April 29. Four
armed men held up guards who were
conveying $18,000 from Welch to Dary.
W. Va., to pay off the employes of the
United States Coal and Coke com
pany. There is no clue to the robbers
Arthur P. Gorman, Jr., for Senator.
Elllcott City. Md., April 29 At a
dinner given in his honor last night
f the candidacy of Arthur P Gorman.
Jr., for the United States senate to
fucceed Isodoro P Rayner, at the ex
piration of his term, was launched.
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