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KILLED IN WRECK
Bad Disaster on Burlington Noar
fIVE LIVES ARE (RUSHED OUT
WinoUliiR L'nr Telem-opeil nml Three.
Knclnrt Triinnfomicil Into SiTitp
Iron Trillin Stent While It 1111 -
ti III 7 lit IIIkIi Siicnl,
One of Uto most disastrous wrecks
Unit ever occurred on the Nebraska
llnca of the Htirllngton took place nt
tin early hour Sunday nturniiiK one
mile east of llytiiinlH, on the Hillings
lino. Flvo lives were crushed out In
the HinoklnK 'iir of train No. -IS of the
Portland-St. Louis service, iitnl onu
passenger Ih very seriously hint, while
a number HiiHtnlncil minor hurts.
The passenger train, eastbotinil, met
n ntoek extrn running west on the main
lino of tin; ronil, both trains running
.'it n high rate of speed. Tho stock
train was pulled by two engines, nnd
the three engines were roducid to n
pllo of scrap. Slngiilnrly enough, hi t
one onglneninn was Injured, Fireman
l.cc l.fcnhnrt being hurt ho hadly that
his death followed soon after the
Following Is the list of the killed:
William Hay, Tootimsoh, Neb.; W. W.
IMtts, Hldorado Springs. .Mo.; M. Tut
tlo, Whitman, Neb.; Join Cox. Slicing
City. Ivan.; I.eo l.lenhart. Ilromnu on
engine pulling stock ttaln.
The Injurrtl: It. II. Slt.er. brake
man, slightly hurt; I). K. Colvln. con
tliKtor, slightly hurt; Isaac Cox.
Strong City, Kan., probably seriously
It Is said that tho passenger hnd
orders to moot the stock train at Hy
annis. but In some way tho orders were
missed. With n full head of steam
the passenger train dashed Into tho
two engines of the freight extra. The
three engines, a baggage ear. one
coach and throe stock cars are com
The force with which the two trains
mot wastcrrllle. The engines are piled
In n shapeless mass on which lies the
wrecked stock ears and dead cattle.
The first coach Is completely telescoped
by tho baggage ear. The mall car was
thrown from lis trucks, hot without
Injuring tho mall clerks or the mall.
At the hospital In Alllnnco are Dan
Colvln, conductor or 12. with cuts and
dirulses about the bond. He was two
hours in the wreckage before ho could
be rescued. Oscar Phillips, the en
gineer of 12, is injured In tho bnek.
Other trainmen are slightly bruised.
All tire residents of Alliance. The
bodies of the dead wore taken to
undertakers. Tho wreck. It is claimed,
was caused by the Illegible handwrit
ing of the operator at Hyannis. who
hnd an order for 12 to meet tho stock
train at that plnco, but tin- engine
mnn and conductor Interpreted "No.
12" to read "2nd 12" nnd as 12 was run
ning In two sections the llrst put out
of town with the understanding tlint
the stock train was to meet the second
CORONATION AT MADRID
iKIiib Alfnn'.n Iiicle.. Willi n Nun, her
King Alfonso was invested with a
number or foreign decorations Friday
last. The ceremony, which was of an
imposing nature, took place In tne
throne room of the palace. The king
was surrounded by n brilliant ussoin
blr.go of high olllcers of state. Among
the orders bestowed upon him was
that of the garter, which lie received
ftotn the Duke of Connaught, as repre
sentative of King Kdward; tho cordon
bleu of the Order of (he Seraphln.
from Prince Kiigcuc of Sweden, ropro
Rontlng King Oscar, and the ltoyal Or
der of Shim from tho crown prince of
Slam, tho special envoy of the king of
There was a brilliant banquet at tho
palnce nt night. Dr. Curry, tho I'nlted
States special envoy, and tho other
envoys were present. Tho surrounding
streets were iln.zllngly Illuminated,
draped nnd crowded with sisht-scors.
The Hritlsh nnd American legations
wore nrtlBtlcnlly Illuminated.
SAYS PEACE IS ASSUREC1
HiMTit Iccliicil to lime I'rucllcully Ac
cept c I Term.
Tho London Dally Mall Hays It un
derstands that HUfilolent Indications of
the attitude of the Iloor leaders nt
Vcerenlng have transpired to justify
the asflrttlon that peace in South Af
rica Is absolutely assured.
A powerful factor In attaining thin
result, the paper says, has been the
British generosity in tho matter of
.farm rebuilding- for which. It believes,
about 5,000.000 has boon granted.
All the Hoer delegates are now as
sembled nt Vieienlngen. Trnnsvunl.
where every facility has been afforded
them for private sessions, tho llrst of
-which has been arranged for today.
All the voting will be by ballot. Dur
ing tho deliberations at Veerenlngen
TiOrd Kitchener hnd guaranteed Im
munity from nttuek to all commandos
whoso leaders are participating In the
Will Hucreeil Corrlcnn.
At the American college In Home
and In other well Informed quarters
It la regarded ns practically certain
that Tllshop Charles McDonnell of
Brooklyn, N. Y., will succeed tho Into
.Archbishop Corrlgnn of New York,
Shot nml Killed lll Mother.
At Custervllle, Cnl John McCarty.
aged twenty-two years, shot and killed
this mother and then gave himself Into
custody. He fired four pistol balls Into
'Jier brain nt close range, His story Is
that the shooting was In self-defense.
SPECTATORS ARE INJURED
Wlilln Vlnwlng Kirn VlniTurt Cnllnpnes
unit Slimy I'ntnlltli't Itrnult.
A Chicago dispatch says: During
the progress of a lire which destroyed
the lard refinery of Armour & Co., In
the union stock yards, twcnty-nlno
people wore Injured, seven of them
In a manner which will probably cause
death In a short time. The loss of the
company Is estimated by Its olllcers
nt between $750,000 nnd $1,000,000.
There were a number of accidents,
but far tho largo3t number of those
who wore hurt met their Injuries by
the falling of the hog runway upon
which they were stnndlng to obtain a
better view of the lire,
Tho lard rollnery had Just been com
pleted and was considered by its own
ers the most complete establishment
of its kind In the United States. It
stood at the Intersection of Forty-third
street mid Center 'avenue nnd was live
stories high and 250 by 301) feet. It
was filled with new and costly ma
chinery nnd during the day two thous
and people worked within Its walls,
Tho night shift numbered 700, and all
of them won in tho building when the
lire broke tit. It is thought nil
escaped, although the time allowed
some of them was extremely brief.
The lire originated with tin explo
sion of throe lard tanks on the fifth
Iloor of the building.
BIG STRIKE IMMINENT
('out Miner llelerinlneil, unit NlrlUe May
Ainiinio Nittlnnul CliuriK'tnr,
A Hazolton, Pa.. May HI, special
says: The convention of anthracite
miners, which mot yesterday afternoon
nnd declared for a flgni to ti finish with
tho ioal magnates for higher wages
and tin eight-hour day, again went
into sckMoii this morning. A cam
paign Is being mapped out nnd the
llnal detnlls of the strlite that forces
indellnito Idleness upon 115,000 men
will be taken up.
All night tho ordinarily quiet streets
of the village wore crowded with peo
ple, while telegrams in great numbers
continued to lie dispatched nnd re
ceived from till parts of tho nulhruoito
field by tho minors' olllcers.
Huslness men throughout the region
nre depressed today, many declaring
they will give no credit to minors dur
ing the strike. The bituminous miners
nre union brothers of tho hard coal
men and will support tho strikers, pro
viding the tn:e of soft coal in tho mines
of the oust promises to cause a fnlluro
of tho strike.
At this morning's session tho united
mine workers' convci?.lon petitioned
the national ollleiiils to Issue a call
for a national convention of all the
coal Illinois employed in the United
States for tho pttriio.se of considering
the situation in the tiuthrncite Held.
II" tho desire of the nnthtnelte miners
Is sustained a national suspension of
coal mining will bo Inaugurated.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT O'NEILL
Section .Mini KIIIimI While UiiKiigi'il In
An O'Neill. Nob., May IS. special
says: (ieorge Malone. aged twenty
seven, one of tin1 section men on tho
F 10. ri M. V. railroad, was hilled
about one mile east of O'Neill yester
day afternoon by a steam shovel while
working on a gravel train. Tho train
was In charge of Conductor Porter
Hold and pulled by Fnglneer Shlvely.
It appeared from the evidence obtained
nt tlie coroner's inquest that while un
loading the gravel from the Hat cars
tlie plow caught on some obstruction
on the enr and the conductor called
upon tho local seition men to get on
the enr nnd shovel away some of the
gravel to release the plow. When ho
stepped upon the plow It In some man
ner became loosened and shot forward
about eight feet, the Jar throwing Ma
lotto off his feet. He was caught un
der the rear beam of the plow null was
crushed so that be died about forty
GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER
Jury at Spring li'' Miy It, metier Kllleil
A Springvlew, Neb., dispatch says:
After being out tux hours, the Jury
in the ease of Joe Houcher. charged
with the murder of John Holllsle.
agreed to n verdict of manslaughter.
Credit is given to W. C. Drown, the
state's attorney, and I.. T. Coining for
tlie vigorous and energetic way in
which tiiey prosecuted tlie case nnd
also for securing this verdict against
such nn array of legal talent. Soon
niter the verdict was handed li Judge
Westover pronounced sentence of eight
years In the stato penitentiary at hard
Secretary of Htuti, L'liurU-r it nt .IcfTer
The Missouri secretary of stato has
chartered the Iowa & Missouri railroad
of Kunsas City, with a capital of $1,
500,000. This road Is to extend from
St. Louis to Macon, Mo., 150 miles, and
Is to be opernted with the lowu & St.
Louis, which tiled nn amended charter
today to extend Its lino from Adair
county to Carterville, In., and to Ma
con, Mo., a distance of 100 miles. Tho
directors of the new company arc II.
F. Heddlg, Henry C. Solomon. II. H.
Kendriok, J. F. .Murphy of Kansas City
and Hallcck W. Seaman of Clinton, la.
The secretary of the Interior has
affirmed tho decision of tho general
land olllco denying the application for
a hearing In tho matter of tho selec
tion by the state of Nebraska as In
demnity school land of certain land In
the great Sioux Indian reservation of
tho Nebraska land district. The sec
retary also ufflrmed tlie general land
olllco decision In tho caso of Kdward
E. McCrlght, involving tho sanio points
covered in tho above caso for land
lu the satno district.
HE MURDERS EIVE
Awful Tragody Enacted Noar St.
ONE MAN KILLS ENTIRZ TIMILY
I n Tut imt Inn for Voting dlil Prompt !!
Act Alliance Uejrrteil anil Taken
Tcrrllile i:,-ten-.-e -V iniplc ti-
Uiii-U t; .Mllln- lllu,, elf.
A St. Au;iit!no, Fla., May 0. special
says: Crnx.nl by his Infatuation for
little Ahflha .VeCollottgh, a thirteen-year-old
girl. William Austin, a young
mnn, early yrrtcrdny k'llccl the girl
nnd four other persons and then com
mitted suicide in u lonely farm house
of William W'lklm.in. near Hastings,
a thriving hM ilemc.it eighteen miles
from this city. The dead are:
William Wilkinson, tigcd llfty-two;
Mcs. Wilkinson, his wife; Miss Abetha
McCttllough. uged thltteen; Miss Wll
klnron. sister of William Wilkinson;
one (hild; Willlnm Austin, the mur
derer nnd suicide, nged twenty-five.
The crime was first discovered bv
John Keller, who visited the Wilkinson
honje. whore ho found r's torpsrs
scarcely cold and bit one living wit
ness to the tragedy, a helples.i Infant.
Aithtln had been madly Infutunted
with tho MeCullotigh girl, nnd It Is
clnlmed Hint ho killed tho entire fam
ily because his advnines were rejected
and because the girl was nls.i opposed.
He wont to the Wilkinsons Friday
night and proposed murrlnge to Abe
tha McCttllough. He was rejected, and
vowing he would marry her, hurried
to tills city and procured on Snturdav
a marriage license. He went to church
on Sntitrday and told everyone that ho
was to bo married that night.
About .", o'clock Monday morning
several pistol shots were heard, but no'
investigation was made. When Wil
kinson failed to appear at n neighbor's
house, where ho was engaged in har
vesting a crop of potatoes. John Keller.
n farm hand, wits sent to Wilkinson's
house nml the tragedy discovered.
Sherllf Perry and the coroner have
gone to the scone.
'illicit SlutiM Xaij Mm llliii- tlie VVny
lit M. 1'lerre.
A Fort Do France, Island of .Marti
nique, dispatch says: United States
Consul Aytne. Cominnuder Thomas
McLean. Lieutenant Coventor J. C.
Gllltuoro nnd other oMeors or tlie
I'nlted Stat s cruiser Clnclnnnti. with
n guide, have searched the St. Pierre
ruins for the body of t'nlt. 1 stutes
Consul Thonuis T. Piontlsn. The guide
positively idcntilltd the consulate. The
paity found n largo qtiantliv of table
silver bearing the initial "M."
Tons of rock will have to be removed
before a thorough search can be made.
The srarehets found one body, the nex
of which It Is lmpnr.--.lblo to determine.
The hodles burlrd bepcath tho rock
have. It is hi Moved, been reduced to
ashes. A more complete starch will be
The French olllcinls have burned
most of the exposed bodies, but the
stench is intense. Within three days
past Immense swarms of gorm-carrying
files have Infested the city, rendering
The members of a party which re
turn! d to the town from the iut-rlnr
nport that little destruction was done
A GREAT BENEFIT
Itnrk IhIiiiiiI Itmiil .Millie Cliiin t;,. lleni--llel.il
On May IS, the Urn-It Island railroad
mtitle changes In its time card that will
prove convenient to Nebrasknni' who
live In the vicinity of Its line;., and
who hnve hentofore been nt a disad
vantage. The Ho.k Mountain llmitfd
now leaves Chicago at 5:-ir p. in. nnd
lands passengers in Lincoln the next
morning tit S:25. This same train goes
west from Lincoln at S:2.1 u. in. and
niakiT, a daylight run to Colmado
points, arriving there the same even
ing. It nlso makes counei Hon at Heile
vllle with the fast train for the east
and south, thus making a daylight,
fast train for point!! in Kansas. Okla
homa and Texas, arriving at Tneeka
at :i:::o p. m.. Wichita at Ci::!o p. ni.
the same day and at Fort Worth at 7
o'clock the next morning. This is new
service for the people of Lincoln nnd
vicinity. Kast-boun 1. the trains gets
to Chicago in good season for astern
1'nUnnpil Through IJrrnr.
Miss Julia Williams, daughter of
Mrs. Julia Williams of Detroit. Mich.,
said to bo a relative of Senator Haiina.
died at the Fifth Avenue hotel. New
'lork city, of an overdose of strych
nine, tnken In the form of pills. She
was twenty-two years of age. The
young woman hnd boon lu poor health
for some time and a Sa ratine Lake
physician had prescribed strychnine
pills. She was also given pills con
From what Coroner Jneltsoii could
gnthor nfter the death, Miss Williams
took several of the strychnine pills,
probably mistaking them for the Iron
pills. The death is put down as or a
purely accidental character.
Will of Ailinlrnl Siiinpsiin,
The will of the late Admiral William
T. Sampson has been filed. It leaves
everything to tho widow, save $1,000
of life Insurance, which Is left for
equal division among tho four
daughters. In the petition nsklng for
admission of tho will to probate. Mrs.
Sampson, who Is named as solo execu
tor, snys the admlrnl died possessed of
stocks and other securities valued at
$8,500 and a tract of land nt Manches
ter, N. Y known as the Marmon Hill
fnrm, valued at $10,000. Tho will la
dated ut Key West, Fla., April 10, 189S.
IS C30WNED KING
Alinnrn, A ceil 111, Tiikrn Outli to Hula
Alfonso XIII. , "King of Gibraltar, of
tho taut and West Indies, and of tho
Continent of Oceanlca," was made
reigning sovereign of his monarchy
Saturday afternoon, May 17, In tho
Madrid chamber of deputies. One
thousand people, including all the
members of the cot try,, nobles, grandees
of Spain and representatives of foreign
(governments, were present at the cere
mony. The act of transforming a sl.xtoen-yoar-oh!
boy Into the responsible ruler
of eighteen million people took less
than ten minutes. An oath to observe
tho constitution wns administered to
the young monarch, who swore on the
crucifix and tho four evangels, and the
coronation was over. No crown was
placed on the king's hem) ami all the
rlgns of authority were unseat.
After taking the oath his majesty
proceeded to the cathedral of San
Fratn l'tco, wnere he received the bene
diction of the cardinal archbishop of
Toledo, the Spanish primate. The
king then returntd to the royal palace,
and received the congratulations of tho
Three hundrid thousand persons saw
the profession and nt Lust half as
ninny more tried unsuccessfully to
catch a glimpse of the cortege as It
piu.srd. Madrid was so crowded that
10,000 army tents were pressed Into
terv'co to afford temporary shelter
Saturday night. Sixty thousand sol
diers, two-thirds of Spain's stnndlng
army, added to the immense concourse.
Thousands of people leniained on the
streets all night, dnncing and reveling.
r.i)'.le eil I hut I,-. I) Are llniil in ItcMilt
(if tillM HxpllMlllll.
Miners numbering nt least 150 arc
believed to be dead as u result of a
terrific gas explosion nt 8 o'clock Mon
thly morning In the Coal Creek com
pany's Fraternvlllo initio, two inllea
from Coal Creek. Tenn. Three uuldeu
tl.lul hotllru have been taken out. A
rescue party is attempting to force tiu
eiAiann' to the place where the en
lomlnil men are supposed to be lo
cated. About two hundred men wore in tho
FiateruvMIe and Thistle mines when
the e;; illusion occurred. Hoth con
nect, nlthotigh the openings nre a mile
npurt. Tlie dlsatlrr sealed the en
trunce to the Fiateitiville side of the
mine, but the mouth of tho Thistle
mine remained open nnd thtough this
a number of the men came out. the
latter being those who had not gono
far on their way to work.
The payroll of the Fratersvllle main
tains 2"mi names and that of the Thistle
ion. Hut 150 men of the former were
nt work today and loo in the latter.
Stiperiutepdi ut Camp, of the Thistle,
in tin olllc lal r.tatement. estimated the
number of killed in both mines at 150.
while Major K. C. Camp, president of
the company, is of tlie opinion that if
the explosion wns on the Thistle side
of the inlne but few escaped.
Neither mine hitherto litis given
trouble on account of gait.
TELL TALE LETTERS
liei-r fucker In it I'rntty I'leMi' licciiimi
A Cliliago. .May 20, dispatch says:
Promptly ut 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon the legal battle between the so
callid m. at trust and the government
begin in lantcst. when arguments
for and against the issuance of a tem
porary Injunction, restraining the
packers! from conducting business in
restraint of t ratio and in violation of
the Sherman anti-trust law. were
heard b Judge Crosse up in United
States circuit court. District Attorney
Dethea will have a llnal conference
with Solicitor Cicneral Kit hards and
Special Soutisel Day upon their arrival
from Washington soon. Hrthen will
not Indlciile tlie extent of the evidence
lu possession of the government, but
believes it to be stilllcienl to establish
u strong ens".
Ac-foidlng Id a credible source, the
packets leall'.o the hopelessness of n
defense and will not resist the issuance
of a temporary injunction. They and
their ti prcsi'titntlves refuse to discuss
the many letters published Sundaj and
today which conclusively show nn "ar
rangement" between them. In this
connection an employe of Armour nd
niits that one of the firm's letter file"
FEAR A LOCUST VISITATION
Scu-iilccn Ve:r IVttn Miiko Appruniiiro
In the IIiihI,
Large numbers of seventeen-year lo
custs hnve made their appearance in
Washington. D. C. and reports of sim
ilar visitations have reached the de
partment of agriculture from Altoona.
Pa and Nnshvllle, Tenn. The depart
ment soul 5,000 postal cards through
out the country asking for immedlnto
reports on the first appearance of the
locusts. According to tho department's
charts. Maryland and Indluim, with
the ndjolnlng counties of their neigh
boring states are to bo most affected
by the pest. The depart ment entomol
ogists nay that, young nursery trees
and young shoots of mature trees nre
all that will sustain injury from tho
visitation of the locusts nnd that theru
is no cause for alurni river tho appear
ance. It is anticipated that the locusts
will he teported from several states,
Illinois among them.
Fiftieth Wcihllnc AnnlviTKitry.
Hev. ami Mrs. J. S. Dlnsmore of Te
cuniseh, Neb., wero married In New
Hampshire- just llfty years ago. The
fiftieth anniversary of this event wus
very fittingly observed, About 125
friends of Hev. Mr. and Mrs. Dlnsmoro
"happened In" at their home very
much unexpected nnd unannounced.
Tho Intruders brought with them well
tilled baskets and n number of valua
ble presents, Including a snug sum of
gold money. A very pleasant day wan
A NEW REPUBLIC
Cuba Libre Launched on Repub
UNCLE SAM MAKES HIS PLEDGE GOOD
Hopes and Aspirations of tho
Islanders at Last Realized.
THE POPULACE WILDLY ENTHUSIASTIC
Crlehriilhin or the Nulnl )ny n Strmige
Admixture of Smile mill Teuri, Y.st
Until Were for ,lny Tlint it New
.Niitlnn Wiih llnrn Null, ins
Washington, May 20.
Soerrtnry of State Hay today
officially notified the ntnbas
satlors and ministers of the
United States all over the
world of the Independence of
the republic of Cuba, said
Information to be conveyed
ollicinlly to the various gov
ernments. "Culm Libre," the shibboleth of the
Cuban patriot for generations past,
became a reality Tuesday. May 20. says
a Havana dispatch. Four years ago
the I'nlted States government prom
ised the Island freedom. Tuesday It
more than kept Its promise, for not
only has the promised Independence
been given, but the young nation has
boon trained for two years In the In
trlcacles of self-government. The
celebration of the natal day of the
new republic wns a strange admixture
of smiles and tears, yet hoth were for
Joy and for the fact that a now na
tion wns born.
The city wns crowded with visitors,
sunrise finding ir.,noo present, while
every train nnd boat brought hundreds
Tho decorations were most beauti
ful. Tho entrance to every house was
draped with American nnd Cuban flags
Intertwined, while the prominent
houses on the streets along which
I'resldont Paltna passed from his hotel
to the pnlnce to meet General Wood
were nlmost hidden by green palms
and bunting. Kvery twenty feet tilong
the route small arches, covered with
the colors of the new republic, were
erected, making the line almost an
unbroken triumphal canopy.
The ceremonies began at It o'clock,
when President Paltna was driven to
Accompanying the president-elect
were General Gome, and the members
of the new cabinet, escorted by the
recently organlx.ee! Cuban artillery,
war veterans nnd political anil civic
organizations. The procession went to
Central park and tlow.i Obispo street
to the palace.
The etowils alo:.g the route were so
dense tlint the prclcesslon frequently
stopped, while the enthusiasm was
unbounded. At every stoppage the
crowd surrounded the carriage and en
deavored to shake hands with the new
bend of the government.
When the party arrived at Plnx.o Vie
Armnsat in front of Governor General
Wood's palnce, the people became
frantic. Hats and lings were tossed in
the air nnd the ground fairly shook
with the volume of cheers.
After fonsldernble delay the president-elect
wns escorted to the main
hall of the palace, where the ceremo
nies of handing over the government
to the Cubans occurred.
In relinquishing the reins of govern
ment General Wood stated that the
Cubans were ussuroel of the sympathy
and support of the I'nlted States; that
the future of the new republic would
bo watched by the government ut
Washington with loving Interest. He
then declared the military occupation
of Cuba by the American fo recti nt an
end. Pulnin replied, thanking the
Americans for tlie glorious work they
had done for Cuba and expressing the
everlasting gratitude of the Cuban
It was now twelve, nnd ns the
bunds of the clock pointed the hour
practically every American ling lu the
islnnd was lowered and the Cuban ling
raised over the palui-o and Moro. As
the stars and stripes cntne clown tho
war ships in the harbor fired ti salute
of forty-live guns, one for each state,
and as the Cuban banner rose to Its
new place twenty-one guns belched
forth acknowledgement. Then the
tens of thousands of people packed In
the park fronting the palace eclipsed
all their previous signs of joy, the
ronr of the cheering being heard miles
After nn exchnnge of Hags Wood and
tho dlgnlturies left the palace for the
wharf, boarding the cruiser Brooklyn
which, later lu the day, with the
steamer Moro Cnstlo, having the bal
ance of the oeers ami troops, sailed
for the United States.
In the house Tuesday afternoon Hitt
(rep., III.) offered a resolution at the
Instigation of Sulx.er (clem.), ho said,
expressing plensuie at the Installation
of a free nnd independent government
in Cuba. It was passed without de
bate or dissent.
(iiivrriunent to Unit, I Three.
The house Monday passed the naval
appropriation bill. Tho feature of the
debate was on the amendment offered
by Mr. Roberts (Massachusetts) pro
vldlh Hint three of the ships provided
for In tho bill, a battleship, cruiser
and a gunboat, shall bo built In gov
ernment yards. Mr. Adtuns (Pennsyl
vania) made a point of order against
the nmendment, v hleh Mr. Sherman
Btistalnod, hut on an appeal by Mr.
Roberts tho chair wns overruled and
the amendment wnB agreed to
KNEW OF THE PERIL
St. I'lerro I'copln Wrr Not Ignnniut of
A Paris, May 19, dispatch says: It
la difficult to undorstand how It was
that general exodus of the population
of St. Pierre did not take place before
May 8. A letter just received here,
dated May 3, says:
"St. Pierre presents an aspect un
known to the natives. It Is a city
sprinkled with grey snow, a winter
scene without cold. The Inhabitants
of the neighborhood are abandoning
tncir houses, villas and cottnges, and
nre flocking to the city. It Is a curious
pellmell of women, children and bare
footed peasants, big, blnek fellows
loaded with household goods. The air
Is oppressive; your nose burns. Are
we going to die asphyxiated? What
has tomorrow In store for us? A How
of lava, rain of stones or a cataclysm
from the sea? Who enn toll? Will
give you my last thought If I must
A St. Pierre paper of May .1 an
nounces that an excursion arranged
for the next clay to Mont Peloe, had
been postponed, as the crater was In
ueeesslblo. nddlti;; that notice would
he issued when tho excursion would
The advices received from Marti
nique today Indicate that the local au
thorities are no longer anxious regard
ing" food and other supplies, which uto
now reaching Fort l)e France In suf
ficient quantities to meet till demands
until the nrrlval or the supply ships,
now on their way to the Island and
those preparing to still. The governor
believes Hint the emergency Is over.
The correspondent of the Associated
press learns that the ministry of tho
colonies totally discredits the report
of the destruction of Saint Mnrie, Mar
tinique, by lire, which hits reached
here, as today's dispatches do not men
tion the fact, which they certainly
would have done.
M. L'lluerre, the governor of Marti
nique, has sent the following cable
gram to M. Decrais, the colonial min
ister, cluted Fort Do France. May IS:
"I have Informed the population that
supplies by the United Stutes naval
vessel Dixie unci the steamers Fonta
bolla and Mariana will nrrlve hero to
day. The enrgoes of these vessels will
be exempted from till duties and other
ohnrgos. This Is done on nil food sup
plies reaching us.
"Commander G. W. Mentz. and Cap
tain Crabb, of the quartermaster's de
partment, have Just arrived here on
tho United States collier Sterling with
tho food presented by tho government
of Porto Itlco."
ORDERED TO REASSESS
.Supreme I'nnrt ('niiiniiiuil n Itcuiljint
Hunt of Corpiirnte VuIiicm.
On relation of the Dee Hulliling com
pany of Oniahti. represented by Attor
ney Slinernl, the supremo court Tues
day Issued an alternative writ of man
damus directed against the members
of the stttte board of equalization. The
board Is orcP'retl to reconvene and ro
ussess railway and telegraph values,
taking into consideration "rights, priv
ileges nnd franchises." or tdso show
cause by .Juno M, the next assembling
of the court, why It refuses to do so.
In his petition iiecompanying the
apidlcaton for the writ, Mr. Slmeral
alleges that a fair estimate of the
value of railroad and telegraph prop
erty in the state places it nt $20,000,
000. Other property Is assessed at 20
per cent of Its real value, says Mr.
Slmeral. According to these figures,
tne railroads should this year pay
taxes on an assessed valuation of $10.'
ooo.ooo Instenil of twenty-six nml ti
half millions, ns fixed by the board
tlint ndjoiirncd last week.
Auditor Weston Is also commanded
to collect the statistics requred by the
sections of the statute cited. The mem
bers of the board are Governor Sav
age. Auditor Weston nnd Treasurer
MURDER CHARGE TO FACE
Wenltliy Kiiiihiih Sliicl.iiuiii Aicmm-.I of
Georgo W. Miller, president of the
"101 Live Stock company," wns ar
rested at Wintleld. Kan., charged with
the murder in that city last October
of George C. Montgomery, a Santa Fo
railway detective, who was killed while
seated In his parlor from a shot fired
through the window.
Uvldence connecting Miller with tlie
murder wus brought out nt the recent
trial of o. W. Coffelt. who hud been
tirrested in Testis on tho sumo charge.
Montgomery ut the time of his
death was working on n euso that con
flicted with the "101" ranch, which is
one of the most extensive In Kansas.
$417,500 THE AMOUNT
llR Seml-Aiiiitnil Si I t Appnrllnniiint
A semi - nnntial apportionment
amounting to SfllT.fiOO for the benefit
of the public schools was announced
last evening by State Treasurer Stue
fer. This is the largest but one ever
announced, and will mean $1.17 for
encdi person of school age. The fund
Is apportioned among the various coun
ties on n bnsls of school population.
Land Commissioner Follmor an
nounces that all stnte land outside of
Hoyd county is now under lease with
the exception of 800 ncres. nnd he ex
pects to have this leased.
Overcome hy tluv
Tuesday afternoon Machinist Mid
(laugh 'nnd his helper of West Pot
Neb., were overcome by gas In t
Standard Oil company gnsollno tnnks.
They wero employed In chipping nnd
scraping the rust from the Inner walls
of tho tank and gained admittance
thereto by means of a ladder. They
were so suddenly overcome Hint
neither could reach the ladder, and
woro It not for the presence of tho oil
company's agent nnd their Immediate
rescue they would havo died.
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