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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL.
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NORFOLK NEBRASKA FRIDAY MAY IM ) 1002.
Futile Attempt to
Mouth of Volcano.
PHENOMENA NEW TO HISTORY
Professor Hill , United States Government -
| ment Geologist , Returns From Ex-
, plorlng Tour and Gives Result of
| His Investigation of Volcano.
Fort do France , Island of Martin
ique , May 29. A tremendous explo
sion of very black smoke from Mont
Pelco at 9:15 : a. in. yesterday accentu
ated the fear entertained for the safe
ty of George Kennan , the American
author , who , with a land party has
been examining the northern part of
the Island. The governor of Mar
tinique was at once seen with the
object of arranging for a rescue party
to proceed by land In connection with
the voyage along the coast of the
United States cruiser Cincinnati ,
Ehould such steps appear necessary.
At about 11 o'clock Fornnnd Clorc ,
a wealthy landed proprietor of Mar
tinique , arrived here and announced
that Mr. Kennan anil his party were
cafe on a plantation at the north end
of the Island.
Prof. Robert T. Hill , United States
government geologist , who left Fort
do Franco Monday on horseback for
the volcano , returned hero yesterday.
He was completely worn out by his
Professor Hill's Story.
Speaking personally of his expe
dition to Mont Pelee. Professor Hill
cald : "My attempt to examine the
crater of Mont Pelee has been futile.
I succeeded , however , In getting very
close to Morno Rouge. At 7 o'clock
Monday night I witnessed from a
point near the ruins of St. Pierre a
frightful explosion from Mont Pelee
and noted the accompanying phenom
ena. While these eruptions continue
no sane man should attempt to ascend
to the crater of the volcano. Follow
ing the salvos of detonations from the
mountain , gigantic mushroom-shaped
columns of smoke and cinders as
cended Into the sky and then spread ,
in a vast black sheet , to the south and
cllrnot.lv ovnr mv hnnil. Thrnneh this
sheet , which extended a distance of
ten miles from the crater , vivid and
awful lightning-like bolts flashed with
alarming frequency. They followed
distinct paths of Ignition , but were
different from lightning , In that the
holts were horizontal and not per
pendicular. This is Indisputable evi
dence of the explosive oxydatlon of
the gases after they loft the crater.
This Is a most Important observation ,
and explains , in part , the awful catas
trophe. This phenomenon Is en
tirely new In volcanic history. I took
many photographs , but do not hesitate
to acknowledge that I was terrified.
But I was not the only persons o
frightened. Two newspaper co. 'e-
epondcnts who were close to Morne
Hougo some hours before me became
Beared , ran three miles down the
mountain and hastened Into Fort do
France. The people on the north end
of the Island are terrified and are
fleeing with their cattle and effects.
I spent Tuesday night In a house at
Deux Choux with a crowd of 200
'frightened ' refugees. Nearly all the
'Phenomena ' of these volcanic out
breaks are now to science , and many
of them have not yet been explained.
The volcano Is still Intensely active ,
and I can not make any predictions as
to what It will do. "
The story related by Mr. Clerc Is
also' quite Interesting. He says :
"Mr. Kennan and his party have been
with me. We got around the moun
tain and reached the new crater , not
far from Ajoupa Bouillon. We discov
ered that It had broken out at the
very head of the River Falalso and
about 200 yards from the high road.
Our party rode directly to the edge
of the crater , as It was then quiescent.
"Wo saw that a great slice of the
mountain had fallen , leaving exposed
a perpendicular cliff. In this cliff
were five huge tunnels , which were
not smoking. The crater is a great ,
eloping , oval depression , from which
Bmoke issues , as It does from the
great crater , with the exception that
here , there were few ashes In the
Bmoke. The River Falalso Is boiling
I Mont Pelee Active Again.
Roseau , Island of Dominica , May 29.
The British steamer Savan , from
London , for Barbadoes and West In
dian ports , has arrived here. She
passed Mont Pelee , Island of MartinIque -
Ique , at 9 o'clock yesterday mornIng -
Ing when a thick , black smoke was
arising from the volcano , and the offi
cers of the Savan believed , from the
great quantity of dust which fell on
the steamer , that an eruption had oc
\ Jones Jury Secured.
Detroit , Mich. , May 29. Late yes
terday afternoon a Jury was secured
to try William M. Jones on the charge
of murdering George II. Hoywood , In
\vhoso homo ho roomed. The taking
of evidence will begin today. Mrs.
Hoywood , who has admitted her Inti
macy with Jones , Is expected to fur
nish some of the strongest links In the
circumstantial evidence the police
Tiavo ngalnst Jones.
Uproar In the Legislature.
Victoria , B. C. , May 29. In the pro-
vlnclal legislature Tattlow of Vancouver -
couver accused Promlor Dunsmulr of
trying to steal J2.000.000 In connection
with the Canadian Northern railway
scheme. The premier In turn called
Tattlow a liar and cur. There was
MAY TIE UP STOCK YARDS.
Packers Refuse to Concede Demands
of the Strikers.
Chicago , May 29. If the four great
packing concerns at the Union stock
yards shall not yield to the demands
of the striking teamsters within a
short tlmo It may result In a general
stoppage of 40,000 employes at the
yards. Already several hundred pot
ions have quit. The situation Is be
coming so Involved that It apparently
will bo Impossible for the union men
to remain at work much longer with
out violating the rules of the Chicago
Federation of Labor , under which they
A strike among the beef butchers
or hog butchers or any other set of
men , upon whom hundreds of others
arc dependent , would cause n com
plete tie-up In every branch. This Is
said to be not unlikely , because , In
many Instances , union men have been
asked to do the work of the strikers
and have been discharged upon re
fusing. Furthermore , union men arc
forbidden to handle goods that have
been prepared by nonunion labor , and
It Is said to bo nearly Impracticable
for the men to continue without doIng -
Ing this. Conferences between BOV-
oral of the firms and members of the
union were held yesterday afternoon
In an effort to adjust the trouble , but
the packers refused to concede any
of the demands of fho strikers and the
probability of an early settlement
seems as remote as on the first day of
HALF MILLION MAY JOIN STRIKE.
Sargent Expects Soft Coal Miners to
Go Out In Symjathy.
St. Louis , May 29. Frank P. Sar
gent , member of the national board of
arbitration , of which Mark Hanna Is
chairman , Is In St. Louis to meet his
wife , who is on her way hero from the
southwest. Mr. Sargent Is of the
opinion that if the strike of anthracite
miners is not settled within the next
eight or ten days there will , In all
probability , by a sympathetic strike
of 450,000 miners In the bituminous
fields. He did not think the strike
woum involve me ranroau men.
Wilkcsbarrc , Pa. , May 29. The offi
cers of the United Mine Workers as
semblies of this city hold a meeting
here yesterday and reports were re
ceived from committees , appointed to
interview the engineers , firemen and
pumpmen employed at the various
collieries in this vicinity. These re
ports showed that very few of the
firemen and pumpmen were found
who were unwilling to Join the strik
Ing miners next Monday unless they
were granted an eight-hour day.
There were some engineers who said
they would not quit work , but It IB
.aimed they are comparatively few
Murderer Suspect Jailed.
Fort Dodge , la. , May 29. A man go
Ing under the name of Pat Harrington
was arrested here yesterday , charged
with being Implicated In the murder
of Constable Smith at Chelsea. Tama
county , last December. Harrington
was a member of a rlalroad gang. He
Is believed to be a member of a gang
of bank robbers who were active last
winter. Ho Is reported to have one
wife living at Algona and another at
Ogden. The prisoner has been taken
to Tama county for hearing.
More Arrests at St. Louis.
St. Louis , May 29. Alderman
Schnell and Charles Geraghty , mem
bers of the St. Louis house of dele
gates , were arrcstei last night on
bench warrants froln the grand Jury ,
charging them with malfeasance In
office. Both men were released on
$2,000 bonds each. Schnell Is charged
with having obtained contracts from
the city through a supply company
In which he Is said to be Interested.
Geraghty is said to have rented
horses , etc. , to the city.
Mother and Child Struck by Train.
Cedar Falls , la. , May 29. Mrs. Her
bert Heskett and her Infant child ,
whom she was wheeling In a baby car
riage , were struck by an Illinois Cen
tral passenger train and killed yester
day afternoon on a trestle here. The
mother died Instantly and the child
lived but a few hours. They were
returning from the funeral of a child
who was killed on nearly the same
spot by a freight train the day before.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Governor Taft arrived In Rome on
Wednesday and was received by
Bishop O'Gorman of Sioux Falls , S. D ,
Owing to internal dissensions , 20
loading members of the Ladles' His
tory club of Sioux Falls withdrew in
a body from the membership.
While the cruiser Albany was at
Naples five members of her crew de >
eorted and the American consul there
has offered a reward for their appro-
Russian secret service officers ar
rested a young woman at Tsarskoe-
Selo , the summer residence of the
czar , carrying an Infernal machine
concealed In a handkerchief.
The navy department has ordered
the gunboat Ranger , now at San Fran
clsco , to proceed to Panama and re
llevj the cruiser Philadelphia , the
latter coming homo for repairs.
Senate Reaches Agrccmcnt to
Act on Philippine Measure.
COINAGE DEBATE IN THE HOUSE
Minority Members Oppose Subsidiary
Measure In Dehalf of Sllvor Dollar.
Agreement Reached on Omnibus
Public Dulldlng Dill.
Washington , May 29. An agree
ment was reached In the senate yes
terday by which a final vote on thu
Philippine government bill and nil
amendments will bo taken next Tues
day at 4 p. m. Pending the vote , the
scnato will meet at 11 o'clock each
day , except Friday , when the senate
wlil not sit , it being memorial day ,
On Monday and Tuesday the debute
will be under the 15-mlnutc rule.
Uurrows ( Mich ) explained the bill
at length yesterday and urged Its en
actment , maintaining that It would
advance the Interests and promote
the prosperity of the Islands. In his
Judgment It would he a mistake to
accord to the Filipinos now self-gov
ernment and Independence. Such n
proceeding could result , he said , only
In disaster to the Inhabitants and pos
sibly anarchy In the Islands.
Coinage Debate in House.
Washington , May 29. The house
spent the day debating the bill to In
crease the subsidiary coinage by codl
ing the silver bullion In the treasury ,
and to rucoln standard silver dollars
as the public necessities may require.
The limit of subsidiary coinage Is
now $100,000,000. The bill Increases
this to an Indefinite amount In the
discretion of the secretary of the
treasury. The bill aroused the oppo
sition of the Democrats , who claimed
It was only a step In the direction of
the complete striking down of the sil
ver dollar. The debate drifted into a
general discussion of the silver ques
tion. Very llttlo interest was shown
and Cochran twice made the point
that no quorum was present. New-
lands ( Nov. ) finally offered an amend
ment to make subsidiary silver a legal
tender and this amendment was pend
ing when the house adjourned.
Omnibus Public Building Bill.
Washington , May 29. The Mercer
omnibus public building bill has been
agreed on In conference. The bill
carried $15,800,000 when It left Ihv
house. The senate added $3,200,000.
In conference the senate amendments
were reduced about $1,200,000. The
following were among the Items In
controversy , as finally settled : Omaha ,
Neb. , Increased $15,000 ; Kirksvllle ,
Mo. , now Item , $10,000 ; Moberly , Mo. ,
site , $5,000 ; Columbia , Mo. , site , $ , " , -
000 ; Yankton , S. D. , site , $7,000 ; Mus-
catine , la. , site , $15,000 ; Kansas City ,
Mo. , limit of price on old building re
duced to $260,000 ; DCS Molnes , la. ,
Increased to $150,000.
PEACE TALK IN LONDON.
Chronicle Predicts Termination of
War the Present Week.
London , May 29. The Dally Chron
icle this morning declares the ne
gotiations of the present week will
witness the termination of the war In
South Africa. The paper says It un
derstands that the government has
declined to grant the rebels unquali
fied amnesty or fix a date for the es
tablishment of self government.
Against the speedy announcement of
peace Is the decision announced in
parliament yesterday to debate the
educational bill next Monday and to
postpone further debate on the btld-
got , which seems to show that affairs
in South Africa may require a greater
period of time for settlement.
It Is now regarded as certain that
the Chamberlain party will be victori
ous and the government has decided
to retain the tax on grain. Mr.
Chamberlain , the colonial secretary ,
is again Indisposed and some people
believe his Indisposition merely diplo
Fighting in Transvaal.
Mlddleburg , Transvaal , May 29.
Major Collett , with a detachment of
the mounted troops of this district ,
encountered a force of Boers on the
Repon road May 27. The engagement
which followed lasted for a long
time , the enemy finally drawing off ,
leaving behind them on the field Com
mandant Malon , who was mortally
wounded. An armored train engaged
the same party of Doers the evening
of May 27 , but no details of the latter
engagement are at hand.
Smallpox Quarantine Upheld.
Louisville , May 29. A committee
appointed by the board of trade
to secure a modification or with
drawal of the smallpox quarantine
against Indiana , announced that It
would report to the board of trade
that the quarantine should be upheld ,
the committee having agreed with
President Mathews of the Kentucky
board of health , that the order was
Kansas Miners In Session.
Plttshurg , Kan. , May 29. The min
ers of the Fourteenth district of the
United Mine Workers of America ,
embracing Kansas and part of Mis
souri , are In session here. An effort
will bo made to arrange the wage
scale for the ensuing year. The min
ors demand better conditions and \\ill
present a formal statement to the
operators next Monday. The present
contract oxplres Hopt. 15. About 200
delegates are prommt at the conven
ANGRY ELEPHANT KILLS MAN.
Hurls Htm Violently to the Ground
and Then Kneels Upon Him.
Now York. May 29. "Topa , " a fe
male elephant of the Foropuugh &
Soils circus , killed u man yesterday
at the show grounds of the circus In
The victim watt Joshua Hlunt ot
Fort Wayne , Ind. Ho wont to the elo-
phantn' enclosure , where thotio an
imals wore waiting for their breakfast ,
and each stuck out his trunk to
"shako hands" as Hlunt passed down
In front of them , It being the custom
of the trainers to salute each ele
phant with a gcntlo tap.
Hlunt had a boor glii n In hlit hand
nnd when ho approached "Topn" ho
shoved It at her Instead of giving the
usual grootlng ! This act seemed to
offend the great beast. In an Instant
nho seized the man with her trunk and
after hurling him violently to the
ground knelt on him and crushed him
to death. They tlrovo "Topa" hack
and removed the body.
CASES COME UP NEXT MONTH.
Injunction Suits to Stop Rebate Prac
tice In West Sjt for Hearing.
Washington , May i.9. The Injunc
tion caseH Instituted by the Intorstalo
commerce commission against 11 rail
road Hues running eastward from
Missouri river points , In which the
government Hecks to enjoin the roadn
from granting rebates to shippers ,
will como up before Judges Grosseup
and Phillips In Chicago on Juno 2.1.
The decision then will determine I ho
question of jurisdiction of court In
the premises nnd whether the govern
ment can stop the rebate practices
by moans of the Injunction process.
United Presbyterian Assembly.
Plttslmrg , May 29. The 4 Uh general -
oral assembly of the United Presby
terian church was formally opened
last night In the Eighth United Pres
byterian church with the sermon of
the retiring moderator , Rev. Dr. J. A.
Thompson , president of Tarklo col
lege , Missouri. Almost the entire
number of accredited delegates , 250 ,
wore present from nearly every state
In the Union , as well as from the Do
minion of Canada , Mexico , Egypt and
Baseball Results Yesterday.
National League St. Louis , 1 ; Chicago
cage , 5. Pittsburg , 4 ; Cincinnati , 3.
Boston , 1 ; New York , 0 ,
American Loacuo Baltimore , 2 ;
Chicago , 5. Boston , 0 ; St. Louis , 2.
Philadelphia , 11 ; Detroit , 4. Washing
ton , 2 ; Cleveland , 7.
American Association Milwaukee ,
8 ; Kansas City , 1. Louisville , 5 ; To
ledo , 2.
Western League Omaha , (5 ( ; Des
Molnes , 3. Denver , 5 ; Milwaukee .
Kansas City , C ; St. Joseph , 5.
Kcanc to Succeed Corrlgan.
London , May 29. Thn Rome corre
spondent of the Dally Mall says that
ot the consistory to be held Juno 9
the pope will nominate Archbishop
Keane of Dubuquc , la. , to sureeed the
late Archbishop Corrlgan of Now
Dr. Bentbn In New Place.
Dubuque , May 29. Rev. Dr. Guy
Potter Benton , president of the Upper
Iowa university at Fayette , la. , has
accepted the presidency of Miami uni
versity of Oxford , O.
TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD.
Yellow fever has broken out again
virulently at Vera Cruz , Mex.
Harry Oolrlchs of New York , who
has been a member of the Newport
colony for many years , died at big
cottage there Wednesday.
E. C. Bradley , second vice president
of the Postal Telegraph Cable com
pany , has been elected a director 01
the Iowa Central Railway company.
A. J. Machotte & Co.'s candy fac
tory , a six-story structure In Hrooklyn ,
was destroyed by fire Wednesday.
Loss , $200,000 ; covered by Insurance
The Rev. D. M. Palmer , the noted
Presbyterian minister , died at Now
Orleans Wednesday from the effects
of Injuries received when ho was
struck by a street car on May 5.
The movement of settlers to points
In the northwest and the far west is
keeping up In such volume that the
northern lines have been obliged to
keep In force the special rales hitherto
Louis Phllllppo Tycffort , who was
prominently identified with the dry
goods business of New York city as a
member of the firm of George "Belfort
& Co. , died at his residence Wcdnes
day In Brooklyn.
After a lengthy discussion In the
Second Baptist church at Little Rock
the congregation voted to wllhdraw
fellowship from Governor Jefferson
Davis upon charges of unbecoming
conduct , filed some tlmo ago.
It is expected that the "McKlnloy1
postal cards will bo In the hands of
all postofflces Ihroughout the country
about July 1. The original proofs
wore not satisfactory and It was
found necessary to make a new plate
showing the profile view.
Senator Lodge , chairman of the
senate 'comtnltteo on PV ipplir-s
stated that the witness O'lr n.-l-n
testimony before that o' ni'- "
fleeted severely upon ( a i i
aid and othc r arm
prosecuted on the i , r ' n
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The Chicago and lllack Hllli Kiprciw arrives
anil departs from Junction depot. The Omnlia
and Vordigre trains arrive ami depart from city
depot. II. U. MATUAU , Agent.
Columbus Accommodation . 3:00 : p m
Omaha , Donvorand 1'acltlc Const . llKXJn m
Colnmbtia Accommodation . 11:45 : n m
Omaha , Itouver ami I'aclllc cofwt . 9:00pm
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