The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, May 28, 1896, Image 3

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Conference Doi Very Qa:ck Work
With Gcod Eeiulu.
POSTUSD IS TO HAVE A BISHOP.
Order of Seniority the Adup ed Rule o
Coatt Oul.
Cmvcl4n, O., May 13. Bishop
Andiews, the tenior )ihop of the
Mrthixl.st church, pre i-i led at yesterday
morning's re-M.,n of the general con
ference. P.rtland, O e , was selected
u tli place f..r ti.e last of the ep;a.c
pal rM.i'ii-M. It was decided tir
much di-cusion that the hishos
sh'iul select their places of residence
iq the otder of fenionty, The bisi.op
of the Misiouri Va ley J strict Im he n
Jivn the riL'ht to ch x.sf lietween
Omaha ami Totrek:i. Kihop (i.Hxlg.-ll
was granted leave of K.-cnc- in order to
( t-j Kuru on a Iain of i ri-),' i m
He will look afier tf-e otio idutioti of
the two churches in uuuy.
A memorial to thirty-tvr diffe'eiit
nations mi l ruler on the subjei-t of
i; hit rat lull nan adopted.
The reirarka.bie pipuar.ty of I'r. J.
M. Buckley wm shown wnen nomina
tions for e hUr of ti e Chri-tian Advo
ra'e were called for. I lie only name
prescn'ed was that of I)r. J. M. Btick
ley, the present alitor. Three attempt
to suspend the rule and nomina'e him
ty acclamation faded hy rr as n of I'r,
iucl ley'j protect against such action,
When it wa announced that Dr. Buck
ley had received 4'4 out of 410 votes
cssl the applauee was deafening From
ill part of the hall catne cries for Buck
ley and he finally roe where he was
sitting. Shouts of "Take the platform"
arose, hut Ir. Buckley shook his head
an 1 attempted to i peak. Hi voice was
drowned in the applause and (or sev
eral moments lie tried to sjieak, but
was finally forced to take the platform,
where he tid he construed the vote to
mean "leave to print." It was the
most remarkahle demonstration of the
conference. It was fully five minutes
before the house could be quieted.
Iir. C. W. .Smith of Pitt-burg, Dr.
Levi (iilbert of the Kir-1 church, Cleve
land, and Rev. I'r. Muiler, pre. ding
elder of the North Ohio conference,
were plstwd in nomination for editor of
the Pittjimrg Advocate. The last two
named represented two different fac
tions in local church circles and are not
on very good terms personally. Dr.
Muiler withdrew and Mr. Smith was
elected on the first ballot.
Hut one ballot was necessary to elect
a secrrtary of the lxiard of education.
Thoe nominated were Ir. Charles If.
Payne, present incumbent ; lieorge II.
Bridgeman of Minnesota, C. C. Lasby
of Nebraska and William Brodlieck of
Ne England. All promptly withdrew
their names except Dr. Payne and he
received all the votes, :WT in numlier.
The following officers were elected:
Secretary of the Sunday school union
tnd Tract society, Merritt Hulburd of
Wilmington ; secretary of the board of
education, Charles II. Payne of Cin
cinnati ; editor of the Methodist lie
view, W. V. Kelly of New York; editor
of the Christian Ad crate, Rev. Dr. J.
M. Buckley of New York ; editor of the
Western Christian Advocate, David II.
Moore of Cincinnati ; editor of the Cen
tral Christian Advocate, Jesse Bowman
Young of St. Louis.
In the election for editor of the Cali
fornia Advocate a contest arose. Dr.
Matthews has served as editor, but the
laymen came on w ith the determina
tion to elect Dr. Milton I). Buck. Dr.
Matthews received 310 votes and Dr.
Euck 104.
For the editor of the Apologist of Cin
cinnati, Dr. A. 8. Vast, the former edi
tor, was the only nominee.
This leaves but two officers to be
elected and this will bo done tomor
row morning.
Plans for establishing an insurance
society under the auspices of the church
will be submitted to the conference.
Under the plan each congregation in
sures its property for three years and
pays the same premium as though the
assurance was given by one of the stan
dard companies, but only one-third of
the premium for the entire period is paid
In cash.
Over 2,000 people witnessed the eon
Sfcration of twelve deaconesses and lis
tened to the exercise of the anniver
sary of deaconess' work at the central
armory last night. Bishop Vincent pre
sided. Dr. Lucy Rider Moyer of Chi
cago, Mis Durham of Buffalo and Mrs.
Jane Bancroft Robinson of Detroit were
the principal speakers. After a b ief
address by Bishop Ninde the deaco
nesses were consecrated.
Ilrlven to Morns t rlUri.
ISim.tmiTos, Kan, May 23. Coffey
county was visited by a tot nado. The
business houses doped t'l'i'' doors and
everybody sought shelter in cellats.
The storm did little damage aside from
tearing up sheds and fences. The
funnel shaped cloud appeared in the
west and travelled in a northeasterly
tirection.
Turku llrerlg4
Athens, May 23. The situation in
Crete is very serious and daily becomes
more threatening. A detachment of
Turkish troop at Yoxaris has been be
sieged by the Christian populace for two
reeks and in the fighting that has oc
curred eighteen men have been killed.
In a fight at DraeU.len men were killed.
The success of the insurgents lias caused
a panic among the Turkish rustic popu
lation and large numbers are flocking
into the towns for protection.
Over lb V.to.
WsuioToe, May 22. By a vote
trf lWo to 47 the oums yesterday parsed,
over the present's veto, the bill
framing a pensiuri of $V a nit nth to
Francis E. Hotver, lat of the Twenty-H
Ihini Indiana regiment of volunteers.
A debate of two hour preceded the
vote. Messrs. Kirkpatrick (rep., Ka.)
Wood (rep., Id ) and Willis (rep., Del
advocating the pas-age of the. bill, and
Messrs. Kidman Idem. Pa.) Loud (rep.,
Cal.j and Bartlett (dem., N. Y.) in lavor
A sustaining the veto. All the popu
lous and republicans generally voted for
the bill and the rieuiccrats against it.
The following republicans, however,
voted to sustain the veto: Mei-trs. I-oud
uf California, Ramey of Missouri, 2uigg
Hod Wadsworth of New York; and the
democrats to pass the bill; Messrs.
Cockrell of Texas, Cummings of New
York, Lay ton and Sorg of Ohio and
Stokes, Strait and TalU-rt of South
Carolina.
this was pre eiied by a half hour's
tajement by Mr. (irosvenor (rep., O.)
regarding a telegram from Washington
U the Cincinnati Tribune which '"lined
urn up with the Ked men," in voting
t pp te the reporting of anv reciproc
ty hill from the committee on ways
nd means. P mug hy the "linirg ti p
x th Red men" by the observation that
' e might U' found in worce company,
Mr. (irosvenor denied the report that
'.here were any factions among the
i pubheans on the committee on ways
uid means, asse'ting that they bad
icUd as a unit upon all matters.
Consideration was legiia of the Phil
ips labor commission bill under the
pecial order adopted Wednesday and
as passage was advocated by Messis.
Phillips (rep., Ta 1 and Lowe (rep., N.
V.) The time for its discussion was
extended until 4 o'clock tocay.
A resolution was agreed to directing
the printing of 10,000 copies of the lin
iiigraiion bill passed Wednesday,
At 610 p. m. the house adjourned
intil today.
W hvHC Crop.
Toi.kdo, 0., lay 22 During th
(last three days ti e grain firm of C. A.
King & Co., have received 4.388 crop re
ixirts trom grain dealers and millers.
1 he present prospect for winter wheat
Is very favorable in Kansas and most
Sf Michigan, Missouri and Illinois have
tair prospects. Indiana is growing
worse and promises less than three
quarters of an average crop, owing
siostly to the Hessian fly, which is also
ioing harm in some hections of Micht
jan. Ohio continues a trifle more than
t half crop prospect. Light hundred
ind four of the reports say the prosjrei t
lio-v is excellent, 75o for an average
rrop, 247 a tritle below any average, 405
two-thirds and 1,0(8 half a crop. Five
hundred and ninety say less than half
t crop and come mostly from Ohio ami
Indiana. Prospers average a tritio
worse than two weeks ago. Recent
rains have been beneficial, but some
lections still complain of drouth. Kan
as and Missouri show a slight improve
ment. Kansas suffered a little from hot
winds and hail. Missouri reports some
:hinch bugs. Illinois ami Ohio show no
material change. Illinois has nunier
lus chinch bugs, but the outlook other
wise is very favorable. Indiana has suf
fered materially from the Hessian fly
and drouth, Ohio has had very little
insect damage. Michigan reported an
excellent prospects until a few days ago,
when some sections say the Hessian Hy
has caused material damage. Tht har
vest promises to average about ten days
earlier than last year, judging from the
present outlook.
Violent I)-allit.
St. Louis, May 22. Walter J. Ninth,
in unmarried bookkeeper, committed
suicide yesterday by taking poison at
his home, No. 720 Vanderventer avenue.
He was dissipated and despondent.
Louis J. Burnett, a tailor, committed
suicide by shooting himself at his
boarding house on Indiana avenue. He
was a hopeless invalid.
Charles Robish, a dealer in hides,
aged sixty, hanged himself in his stable
! in the southern suburbs yesterday morn
ing. He was demented.
August Lang, a laborer, aged thirty
five jumped into the river at the foot
of Madison street yeutenlay and was
drowned. He wa out of work and de
spondent. John ljtmliert, aged thirty-five years,
of Boulder, Colo , was run over and
killed by a train in the railroad yards at
Twenty first street and Scott avenue
yesterday afternoon.
Patrick Butler, aged ninety, who was
on the pension roll of the fire 'depart
ment was run over and killed by an
electric car in the southwestern su
burbs yesterday.
Kdward George, aged six years, was
ground to death by an electric car at
Seventh street and Russell auenue this
afternoon.
bchuola of Mines.
Washington, May 22. The House
committee on public lands ha ordered
report on the bill for the maintenance
of school of mines on the public lands
in the states and territory by granting
each sttte from the sale of mineral
lands $lft,000 for the current year and
an annual increase off 1,000 per year for
ten years.
Railroad c'rimmlulonsr.
Wasuinuton, May 22. The vice
president yesterday afternoon laid before
the senate the resolutions of the eighth
annual national convention of railroad
commissioners held in this city May 19
and 20. The commissioners protest
against the chargo proposed to be made
In the interstate commerce act by
amending section 10 so as to eliminate
Imprisonment and provide punishment
by fine only, at provided in a bill ne w
ipending in congress.
FxliilNt, FOR A iGOMOLD
England and Germany Are How in
Harmony.
AS Atb0 ARE RUSSIA AND FRANCL
Arr.er-rana lul i J-'igur la ill Trftute
tiou nud Mart ltiroad Building.
Sas Fbascisco, May 21. (Corre
sponilence of the United Prets per
Sieaiutr IVj-ic, from Tokio. Japan, May
8 ) The d. tai s of the negotiations car
ried on in l'ekiu lor China's second loan
of 100,tH,0,(KiO tae;s show that in the end
England a-id Germany will unite
aaiiiht France and Iiuw'a. The loan
had Ix en diMir rtly promised to Kng
hnd ny the i hinese government by the
terms rf!eed by the Hong Kong and
Shanghai bank n b. ba f of itself, the
D- ut'ch-A-ia ie hank and a London
fyndiiate. headed by the Rothschilds, a
5 per cent at a minimum price of Slt,1,
the bunk to neeive h j er cent commis
sion and the Chinese to reap the full
b neih of a;,y subm tiptioii over and
above!-!'1.. S eing that the 4 per cent
loan made try ilusnia and Japan bad
Ireen at VI, the Chinese thought this
Aivlo-'rermau offer too dear. But the
hank would make no reduction. At last
negotiation were broktn off and the
i'ming-li-Yainen found itself possessed
of proposals from ether tjuarters,
among them being an American offer
of a siler ban in terms of gold at a
fixed ratio. The most acceptable pro
posal, however, came from France,
backed I y Knsria, and it might have
been accepted bad not the emperor and
fin press dowager, despite the urging of
Li-lluiig-CJiang,' objected to pledging
China directly to France and bad not
he proposal lieen accompanied by irk
xmie conditions, for example, that the
control of the customs, the revenues
Irom which constitute the security for
the loan, should be placed in French
bands, and that the work of building
railways in the southern provinces of
China should be entrusted to France.
At the elevi nth hour Sir Robert Hart,
inspector-general of customs, was called
In. He induced the bank to make a firm
utter of a 5 per cent loan at f4, the bank
paying itself out of the supscriptiona
(ver and above the minimum issue
price.
Tne Corean officials, members of the
recently overthrown government, who
were for some time under trial for com
plicity in the murder of the queen, have
been sentenced, one to death, four to
exile for life, ami others to exile for
t'rm rung.ng from one to fifteen years.
Competition ia keen among American
projectors of railways in Cores. An
American syndicate having set the ex
ample hv obtaining a concession to
build a road from Seoul to Chemulpo,
the most paying route of all, French
cipitalists, lacked by Russian infill
ei.ee, are seeking similar concessions for
the line between Seoul and Genaan,
while Japanese merchants ure offering
to build a r ail from Seoul to Fusan
here their principal Settlement is.
The journals of the opposition in Ja
pan do not approve the idea of an en
tente between Russia and Japan for the
p rjiose of preserving order in Cores.
T.iey foisee that Russia will gradually
g t the upper hand and will throw her
ly out of the peninsula altogether.
Two Hundred Drowned.
San Francisco, May 21. The steamer
Belgic, which arrived yesterday from
Hong Kong and Yokohama with ad
vices up to May 5. brought letters from
the crews of the United States warships
at Woo-Sung, concerning the collision
b- tween the Ino-China steamer On-Wo
and the coasting vessel Lew-Schwang.
The boats of the American navy were
instrumental in saving the lives of about
fifty Chinese and two Europeans
Seventy-five persons in all were saved
nd :62 lives were lost. Only seven of
fiese were white men.
The accident occurred at 3 o'clock in
j t e morning of Apt il 30. The On-Wo,
C ptain Johns, was otitoonnd lor Han
kow, and the New-Schwang inbound
from the south. The former craft . was
struck on the ;ort side and sank in
about seven minutes. The Chinese
pWengers went wild with excitement,
many jumping into the sea, while oth
ers huddled together on the bow of the
vessel and were drowned like rats. The
captain of the New-Schwang set Ins
vessel al out and ran her on the beech.
The crews of the Olmphia and others
of the Asiatic squadron dropped their
boats over the sides of the ships and in
less than filteen minutes after the ac
cident there were at least a dozen
American cullers at the scene of the
disaster, saving the drowning men and
recovcrinn bodies. For several days
after the accidentcorpsesdrifted ashore.
The Belgic brought no news from
Lieutenant-Commander Hardy's al
leged court martial nor was the matter
mentioned in letters.
Takra Hark. '
Cleveland, O., Msy 21. On condi
tion that all hands be taken back and
with the offer of the Globe Iron com
pany to give the men a substantial ad.
vanceln wages 1,000 strikers who have
been idle for ten days, returned to work
st the shipyards yesterday.
Hanker Arreated.
Denver, Colo., May 21. Charles H.
Dow, formerly president of the Com
mercial National bank, was arrested
yesterday upon en indictment brought
by the grand jury of the federal court,
which charges him with misappropriat
ing (unds of the bank, with intent to
defraud the depositors. His accounts
ere also alleged to have been falsified.
He furnished bonds. Sidney O. Mo-
( Clurkln, teller of tbe bank, was arrested
yeeieruar ei wiureuu owing.
Acl'b mmii lruetou.
Ci.crEi.AM, O , May 10. The dead
lock in the Methodist Episcopal confer
ence on the episcopal elections was
broken yestei lay by the election of tbe
two leading candidates Chaplain C. C.
McCabe, the famous mission money
raiser of tbe church, and Dr. Earl
Crmston, agent of the Methodist bo-k
concern at Cincinnati. Chaplain Mc
Cabe was choeen first on the fifteenth
ballot with a plurality of eight votes.
Dr. Cranston was raised to the epis
copacy on the next ballot, having a
plurality of thirty.
Bishop Bowman, the venerable senior
bishop of the Methodist church, pre
sided over the general conference, prob
ably for the last time yesterday morning, i
Rev. Charles L. stafforn of Iowa put j
the conference in a great uoroar br
movii.g that the election of bishops be
indefinitely postOned. "I am eatis
Di," he said, "that we do not need
these bishops, and the vote of the lai-t
few days looks as though lhe confer
ence thought so, too. Any ten bishops
in ;"K) 1 health cou.d attend to all the
woik, and we have fourteen, besides
thr two who have i . declared non
effective." Rev. Dr. Buckley said : "To postpone
this election would make this confer
ence and our great church ridiculous in
the eyes of the wnild. In one of the
dioceses of the Protestant Episcopal
church they have taken fifty and sixty
(allots and then adjourned for six
months to think it over without an
election And yet the election of a
Methodist bishop carries with it more
power than a dozen protestant dh
cesan bishops. The remedy is this:
It the voting go on until we elect a
bishop or until it becomes plainly ap
parent that we cannot elect anybody."
After a long debate the motion was
defeated,
Rev. Dr. A. J. Palmer started an ex
citing discussion by reporting from the
committee on state of the church a res
olution authorizing the licensing of
evangelists and for the placing of re
strictions upon travelling evangelists.
Rev. Dr. KoWt Forbes of Duluth said
that people were getting converted too
fast. "In some places all you have to
do is to hold up your hand and shout,
"Come to Jesus !" and you are saved.
It . ill soon be so that you may get
saved by sending your cabinet photo
graph and having it baptized. Salva
tion will soon be on sale by telephone
and telegraph."
The repoit- of tbe committee was
adopted.
THE NEW HlBIIOfS.
Balloting for bishops was then re
sumed, Chaplain McCabe being elected
on the fifteenth and Dr. ( ranston on
the sixteenth. The lections were greet
ed with loud applause.
Chaplain McCabe is fifty-eight years
of age. He is of Methodist parents. He
has a brother who is a professor in the
Ohio Wesleyan college at Delaware. He
was taken prisoner during the war and
was for a long time confined in Libby
prison. He inherited some money and
by wise investments his wealth rapidly
grew. Much of it has been spent in ad
vancing the cause of Methodism. He
has now about $50, (KM). Many Metho
dist institutions have been backed
financially by htm. He is now engaged
in taising money for the great American
uniersity to be erected at Washington
and as bishop be will continue this
work. He is considered the greatest
money-raiser in the Methodist church.
He is tbe man who first raised the cry
"a million for missions 1" He raised the
mission collection from $700,000 to
$1,250,000.
Karl Cranston was a soldier in tbe
late war and is now a member of the
Loyal Legion. He is an eloquent min
ister and preached for many years in
Indiana, Illinois and Cob ri.do. He is
a merabe.- of the Colorado conference.
He is now book agent at Cincinnati and
has charge of the publishing business of
the Methodist church at Chicago, Cin
einnati and St. Louis.
The conference then proceeded 10
make nominations for the office of New
York publishing agent, there being two
to lie elected. There were only nuie
candidates for the two offices, and the
majority was sufficient to elect. On the
first ballot Homer Eaton, the present
ugent, was re-elected. Another ballot
w as then taken. O. R. Mrtiee, G. P.
MainesandW. M. Swindells are trie
leading candidates. Nominations were
also made and one ballot taken for tbe
two western publishing agents, The re
sult has not yet been announced, but it
is altogether probable that Dr. Lewis
Curts is re-elected.
Neat Wollli-n.
Kansas Citv. Mo., May 20 -The
principal part of yesterday's session of
the Methodist pretestant conference was
occupied by the question of seating
women delegates. The committee on
certificates reported in favor of ti e
women, holding that they had been
constitutionally elected. Tbe previous
question was ordered and carried with
slight opposit'on. Rev. T. J. Murray
of Maryland delivered a caustic speech
directed against gag rale. He moved
two amendments to the proposition, one
so as to define plainly that ministerial
delegates to the general conference be
either male or female and the other to
mend the constitution, making women
eligible as elders of the church.
Act Approved.
Washington, May 20. The presi
dent has approved the act authorising
tbe enty of foreign laborers at lhe Ten
nessee centennial exposition in 1897, and
to allow the free return of articles ex
ported from the United States for ex
hibition purposes ; for the relief of A. P.
Brown, late postmaster at Le Man, la.,
to provide a life-saving station at Point
PonlU, Cel. , authorising Navajo county,
Arisona, to iaeue bonds and donating
cannon to Mountain View. Cat.
BIG FHiE AT WASHINGTON
Firemen Lose Their Lives in the Bg
ing Furnaee,
LOSS WILL EXCEED $200,000.00.
tiuppoacd to be tlie I eul( of an tlr-clrle
StOMU.
Washington, May 19. Fire swept
away a whole block of commercial
buildings opposite the Smithsonian in
etitution soon after 8 o'clock last even
ing. The lives of at least three firemen
were crushed out hy falling walls. The
loss will exceed $200,000.
The buildings covering the block ad
joining the center market constitute
practically tl e entire commission snd
wholesale produce bus'nees of Wash
ington, and w hile not of great value,
their contents burned so fien el.' that a
great portion of the residents from all
portions of tbe city were attracted to
the scene of the conflagration.
From 7 to 8 o'clock the dis'rict was
visited by one of the most terrific
thunderstorms in yarn and it is
thouuht lightning travelling on tele
graph wires eiit' red a PoH'al telegraph
ub-station and started the flumes,
which rapidly spread through the
highly inflammable material in the
stores (routing on lonisiana avenue,
Ninth, Tenth am" D streets In a few
m nutes, under general alarm orders,
the entire fire department commenced
its efforts to check the fire's spread, but
exploding barrels of kerosine and gaso
line drove them off and led them to
direct their energies to preventing the
flames from crossing the streets to the
neighboring squares.
While the firemen of No. 8 engine were
working a hose through one of the
buildings, tbe roof fell without warn
ing, burying them in the ruins. Alarrre
ing reports at once spread that a dozen
men were killed. The wrecked build
ing at once began burning furiously and
any attempt at rescue was beyond ques
tion. Not until an hour later bad the
flames sufficiently subsided at this point
for tbe firemen to begin clearing away
the debris. Then three men, Joe Mul
hall, Donaldson and Kennedy, Still
alive, but scorched, burned anil roasted
beyond all recovery were taken out and
removed to the Providence hosnital.
ANOTIIFR BODY FOfND.
At midnight the firemen came upon
another body. Others are still believed
to be in tbe ruins and are being searched
for.
The buildings on the B street side,
which were entirely destroyed, were
occupied by Edward Adams, commis
sion merchant: Tavlor Wade, dealer in
butter and eggs ; Frederick Fisher, J.
A. Davis & Son, W. S. Anderson, two
j stores; Brown Bros., W. 0. Shreaves,
Matthewson & i;o.,and wiinamftemms
Jewett Crowley, who keeps a small
restaurant railway of the block, lost
everything and. barely rescued his fam
ily alive.
Later information is to the effect that
Firemen Giles and Griffin are dead and
that Firemen Mulhall, McElroy, Kep
pier and Kennedy are dangerously and
perhaps fatally injured. Four others
are known to be in the ruins and sev
eral others are missing and search Is
being continued late into the night for
them. This fire is one of the worst cal
amities that has ever visited W ashing
ton, and it is the only one of its kind
since the notorious Knox fire of about
two yeai s ago. The buildings that were
burned were comparatively of small
value, though quite a whole block of
them were swept out of existence.
The full extent of the terrible calam
ities that attended the conflagration
was not known until a late hour and
the neighborhood surrounding the
Bcene was thronged up to a long time
after midnight by excited and sympa
thizing groups of citizens, many of
whom were friends and neighbors of
the unfortunate men burned.
The Benzinger auction house lor
hursts and equipages was also de
stroyed. It is not possible to get an
accurate list of the individual losses
last night.
Dinger Wine '
Washington, May 19. The long
pending cases of the Singer Manufac
turing Company and Burt were de
cided in tbe supreme court of the United
States yesterday. The result was a
practical victory for the Singer com
pany, but one of the leading contentiot a
of its counsel was overthrown by the
decision, which was announced by Ju;
tice White. He Btated that where, un
der the life of a patent, a name became
the generic designation of tbe thing
made at the end of the lif of the patent
the name, with the article patented, be
came the property of the public and its
nse could not be restrained by injuno-
tion. Tbe court further held, however,
tnai me rigut uio uol caisi. 1.0 unu mo
Indiscriminately or without qualifica
tion, so that the oublic would be de
ceived its use into the belief that the
thing manufactured was different from
what it really was, or that it was made
by a person or corporation other than
the real maker.
Naval Matters.
Washington, May 19. Tbe con
ferees on the naval appropriations were
unable to come to a full and final
agreement yesterday and will today
submit a partial report. The chief
items of dispute are the reductions
made by the senate in the number of
battleships from four to two; she mod
ifications in the provisions for torpedo
boats; the limitation of the price to be
paid for armor plate to a sum not in
excess of $350 a ton.
Fhasekobt, Kas. May 18. A cyclone
devastated this city at 5 o'clock yes to
day afternoon. It came from the south'
west tnd was preceded by a heavy (ail
of rain arid bail. The funnel-shaped
cloud came in an opp site direction from
the wind that was prevailing and trav
elled slowly, thus giving people ampls
time to get into cellars. This warning
undoubtedly saved many lives. Several
farm houses were destroyed before the
storm reached the city, but as far as
earned, at this time, no one was hurt.
Senrly fifty residences, besides barns
." . a .n j
snd out-ouuuings, were loiany ue
stroyed in this city. Many of them
were the finest in the city.
At least 200 people are homeless. No
e was killed so far as learned. Henry
Ke n e ' note was broken by a Hying
bur . P. Cu linore was hurt at out the
bea 1; Mrs. Moran and child were badly
i ii j ,ied. Ttie Metbodi-t and Christian
Clinches are total wrecks. Many build-
are i-lightly damaged.
The storm passed on to the northeast.
Its track is about eighty rods wide. It
s reported the storm did great damaje
ear Bigelow and Viiets. The entire
western part of the city (Frankfort) is
;i. d to the ground. Some miraculoui
escapes are reported. Had the eylone
co'iie upon the itv without wa'ning tbe
hj oi life might have been terrible.
KIVK KILLED AT SENECA.
MStci, Kan., May 18. Five people
were killed anil Beveral injured by a
cyclone which devastated this part oi
the country at 6 -.40 last evening. Tbe
dead are :
Two children of M. R. Connell.
Two children of M. E. Vooihees.
A son of Peter Assenmacher.
AtOnedia, Kas., eight miles east,
four people wre killed, three of them
in the family of Ja nes Shearn.
Part of the town of Baileyville was
demolished.
At Seneca the cyclone was tollowed
by a storm, bail as large as walnuts
falling. About seventy houses were
totally wrecked. The opera house wa
entirely swept away. A new $40,000
sohool house was wrecked and the court
houBe completely demolished. .There
are few houses in the city that are not
more or less damaged. The entire north
part of the city is covered with debris.
The loss in this city will be about $200,
000. The cyclone lasted about ten min
utes. At Oneida the damage is heavy. Great
destruction is reported in the country
northeast of there. The news of the
storm is being sent from a field south
of this city, nearly wires being down.
6ABKTHA ALSO VISITED.
Sabktha, Kas., May 18. T"enty-five
people were injured and twenty reai
dences destroyed by a cyclone here this
evening.
Chicago, May 18 Dispatches re
ceived last night from interior points in
Illinois report much damage done by a
heavy wind and rain storm last night.
At Galesburg the telegraph and tele
phone service was demoralized. At
Peoria trees were blown down and
great damage done to buildings undel
construction, An engine on the Bur
lington railway ran into a corn crib
which had been blown across the tracks
at St. Augustine and was derailed.
The enginter was badly hurt. At Pe
kin storm wrecked the new St. Paul
church, uprooted trees, blew down
fences and outbuilding. The country
contiguous to Toulon was storm-swept
and manv farm lious. s were wrecked.
Six Die.
Sherman, Tex , May 18. Six , peopl
injured in Friday's cyclone died here
yesterday. Their names are:
J. Jenkinsf aged sixteen. Every
other member of the same family killed
outright
Nellie Slogan, aged nine.
Charles WTeddle.
Mrs. Lyman and child.
Unidentified woman.
It was learned yesterday afternoon
that Deeley family, consisting of father,
mother and four, children, living oq
Grav's Hill were blown away in the
storm and as none of them have been
heard from it is believed all are dead,
The spot where their house stood wai
swept bare.
The death list now reaches 105.. T.,
H. Montgomery, a fcrniture dealer,
Whose family, consisting of a wife and
three children, perished, is now con
fined in jail, a raving maniac. Tha
people of Sherman have buried theii
dead, and are taking care of the
wounded, but fully 700 people in ths
city and county are left destitute.
News is received yesterday that af
Carpenter's Bluff, five are dead and.
eight seriously injured. The relief com
mittee left Denison at 9 o'clock yeeterj
day morning and have been laboring
among the dead and dying all day. The
loss i so much greater than anticipated
that floats have teen pressed into ser
vice to supply the stricken district with
bandages, medicine and food.
Killed the Vlilnch Bugs.
EeKBiDQE, Kan., May 18. Chinch
bugs, which have been very numerous
In Wabaunsee county this spring, havt
been drowned out by the magnificent
rains of the past three days. About if 9
inches of water has fallen and pros
pects were never finer.
Intnrgeote Beaten.
Havana, May 18. Colonel Rodrigues
report from Cienfuegos that he surprised,
the insurgent forces under Gomel, while
the latter were in camp near Piedra Plata
causing the utmost confusion in the ene
my's camp. The rebels rallied, however,
and attacked the Spanish vanguard, but
were quickly repulsed under the fire ol
the Spanish artillery. The rebels had sev
teen killed and many wounded. The lose
to the Spanish was trifling, only three
of their number having been won aded.