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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JTJE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1902.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
TRY TO RILL PRINCE
Outhwi in jTharkoff, Eawia, Attempt to
Assassinate Their Governor.
LOOKS LIKE. CONTEMPT TO THE CZAR
Threatened Official ii Recently Commended
for Suppression of Riots.
RESULT OF UPRISINGS AMONG PEASANTS
,VWpping of Political Prisoners Continues
in Spite of Intimidation.
TROOPS FAIL IN EFFORT TO RELEASE MEN
rmr(l with Dagger and Sticks
1 Townspeople of Ghlreel Liberate
v a Scare of Prisoner Clairo-
. ' Inn; Their Innocence.
BT. PETERSBURG, May 25. A report has
reached here of an attempt to assassinate
Prince Obolensky, governor of th govern
ment of Kharkoff, who was commended by
the cisr for suppressing tho rioting among
the pessants of that district. V
Lieutenant General Von Wahl, governor
of Vllna, whose assassination was recently
attempted on account of his wholesale flog
glng of political prisoners, many of whom
were educated, and who, according to cus
, torn, were, therefore, exempt from (logging,
; Justifies these punishments oil the ground
' that be was ordered to inflict them by M.
i Von Blehwe, the minister of the interior.
Peasant political prisoners have also been
Whipped at Blelosotoolc and other Polish
Eighty persons who were arrested for
taking part in revolutionary disturbances
at Saratoff were confined In a private bulld-
1 Ing there. A number of rioters concen
trated in the vicinity of the building, con-
: templatlng a release. The rioters were
charged several times by the troops before
they dispersed, and the liberation of the
prisoners was thus prevented.
Armed with daggers and sticks the townn-
, pople of Ohtrsel, In the Caucausua, have
liberated a score of prisoners who claimed
they were innocent.
ECHO OF THE EVENT IN PARIS
Baaq.net Given Abroad In Conaoaaaea
with Ceremonies at Wash
ington. PARIS. Mav 25. A largely attended
Franco-American banquet was held at the
Hotel Continental last evening. The re
ception room waa ornamented with por
traits of Washington, Rocbambeau and
'Roosevelt, surrounded by French and Amer
ican flags, and by a model of the Rocbam
beau statue. The banquet hall was deco
rated with the Stars and Stripes and the
trl-color of France and with banners bear
ing the names of the various statea.
Mayor Oullemote of Vendome, the birth
place of Rocbambeau. presided. Those pres
ent Included Henry Vlgnaud, United States
abort d'affaires, ard the staff of th Amer
ican embassy; Count Ouy d Rochambeau,
a brother of th Count de Rocbambeau now
In Washington; Marquise d Frass and
Dur Chelle and t)u Chalffant. all three
descendants of officers who fought In th
American revolution; Mas O'Rell (Paul
Boue) and many other distinguished
Frenchmen and prominent Americans, be
sides a delegation of the Polish Kosciusko
Mayor Oullemote gave, v sketch of Roch
ambeau, read a cablegram from Secretary
of Bute Hay a follows: '
Monsieur la Malre: On the Joyous annl
versary the pres'cent requests me to send
his cordial greetings to ths French and
American oltlsens assembled tn Parts to
celebrate the historic friendship of France
ana America. '
81gned.) JOHN HAT,
M. Gullemot also read th following re
ply , to Colonel Hay's cablegram:
Have Just reclved your kind telegram
. and read It to the Americans and French
united at this table. We thank you warmly
, tor your aina woras. present our re
spectful homage to President Roosevelt.
OUI LEMOTE, Mayor of Vendome.
Mas d'Eetouraelle proposed the health of
President Roosevelt In an eloquent speech.
,Th other speakers Inoluded M. Jules Sieg
fried, M. Lasare Weller and Leopold Ma-
bllleau, all three of whom dwelt with picas
ur upon their recent visit to the United
Th spokesman of th delegation of Kos-
clusko monument committee also mad an
address. In which he traced th career of
Kosciusko. Spencer Pratt propoaed. In the
course of a speech, th formation of a
Franco-American league for the purpese of
cementing and perpetuating the good rela
tions existing between the French and
Th Figaro thla afternoon gave a S o'clock
In honor of the Rochambeau fetea. The
' guests were almost exclusively repre-
Isantatlve members of th American colony,
1 A musloal and theatrical entertainment fol-
I This morning th Figaro Issued an eight
I page supplement, which also appears today
I la America, entirely devoted to Rocham
beau and Americana at horn and la Parts,
with appropriate Uluatratlon.
All th morning and evening paper pub'
llshed good cable accounta of th Rocham
keau ceremonies at Washington and many
Of them print a picture et the statu.
DANES WARMLY GREET LOUBET
King Chrlstlaa and Ills People Wei.
come the President of
COPENHAGEN, Msy 25. President Lou
bet, who paid visit to tba ciar ot Russia
left Cronstad May 22 for Franc on th
French cruiser Montcalm and landed hers
today after a favorable and rapid voyage
through the Baltic. As Montcalm drew toe
niuvh water to allow It to approach Copen
hagen, President Loubet wat transferred to
th torpedo boat destroyer Cassinl, which
aocompanted Montcalm. Cassinl waa tno
recipient of tbunderoua salutes from the
forts upon it arrival la th roadated here.
King Christian, th Danish crown prince
aad othar members of th royal family em
barked on a launch and were taken to C as
slain, where th king wa greeted by the
president of France. King Christian wore
ths uniform of th commander-tn-chlef of
the Danish army.
Th kins and th president then came
aihore In the royal launch and war driven
amid cheer to the 'Amlenborg castle, where
, luncheon wa aerved to the royal family and
th French visitor. Complimentary toaata
were exchanged between th king and th
president. Later King Christian and M.
Loubet together drove about Copenhagen
and then returned to the harbor. Th vis
itors, accompanied by th king and th
Danish princes, were then conveyed to Cas
sinl. where th farewella war said. Amid
aalutea and care Caaaini Isft her at iiX
COURT MAINTAINS SECRECY
Probe Arrest of Chicago's Officer la
lenlre anil Finding Hot
NAPLES, Mar 25. The court of Inquiry
being held on board the United States
(miner Chicago to Investigate the arrest of
certain officers of that crew at Venice Apr 1
16, continues ita sessions, but the strictest
secrecy regarding the proceedings of the
court Is maintslned.
Orders have been received on Chicago
from Washington that the findings of the
court shall not be divulged until they are
passed upon by the United Stses govern
MAN STONES ROYAL TRAI'
Thief la Naples Itnrla Mlaall at
Kin; and flsef and I
NAPLES, May 25. King Victor Emman
uel and Queen Helena arrived her this
evenlrg on their way to Palerma to open the
During the stoppsge of the royal train
at the arsenal here two atones were thrown
at the train by Vlnccuzenso Ouerrerlo, who
was Immediately arrested. Ouerrerll has
previously been convicted of theft.
The assault of this evening resulted In
great demonstration of loyalty toward
their majesties from the assembled crowd.
TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES
Chilean and Argentine Governments
Will I'tlllse Pencefnl Means for
Settlement of Controversies.
SANTIAGO DE CHILE, May 25. The
Chilean minister of foreign affairs, Senor
Vergara, and the Argentine minister to
Chile, Joseph Antonio Terry, are complet
ing the details of the agreement which
limits Chilean fend Argentine armaments
and which provides for the general arbitra
tion of disputes between the two countries.
Owing to this favorable situation, secur
ities and bonds are very firm. Gold Is fall
ing. Secretary Deerlng- Plays Tennis.
BERLIN, May 25. Henbert Ouy Deerln.
who has Just been appointed secretary of
the British legation at Washington, is now
In Berlin playing at the International ten
nis tournament. Mr. Deerlng waa born here
In 1867. He Is a son of Sir Henry Nevill
Deerlng, the present British minister to
Brazil. The new appointee was In Pekln
during the siege of the legationa and dis
tinguished himself there.
Will Not Get Opium Right.
PEKIN, May 25. The failure of the ef
forts of a Oerman firm to secure exclusive
rights of selling opium throughout the Chi
nese empire for which privilege the firm tn
question offered to pay the Chines govern
ment 115,000,000 a year, appears to be as
sured on account of the opposition to tha
proposal by tho better class of the ministers
and the palace officials.
Police at Anarchists' Meeting.
BERLIN. May 25. It transpired today
t'uat .an anarchist conference attended by
twenty-nine delegatea waa held at Mann
helm last week. The police got woid of
the meeting before It occurred and sent
two officers to attend the sittings. As th
proceedings of the conference were quite
tame the anarchists were not molested.
Chi LI Rebellion Snbdned.
PEKIN. May 25. The rebellion In Chi
LI province has been practical!- subdued.
but the Inhabitants of the province are
complaining loudly of the forces under
Yuan Shal Kal, the governor of Ohl LI, and
allege that his soldiers, in inflicting pun
ishments, do not distinguish between the
guilty and the Innocent.
Martlnelll Reports to Leo.
ROME. May 25. The pope has received
Cardinal Martlnelll, who gave the pontiff an
account of his mission and the aituatlcn of
th church In th United State.
Hundred of Cholera Victims.
MANILA, May 25. The cholera record to
date Is as follows: Manila, 1.144 caaes and
619 deaths; the provinces, 1,922 cases snd
CAUGHT ROBBING THE MAILS
Kansas City Mall-Carrier Confesses to
Theft and Say Debt Waa
KANSAS CITT. May 25. Frank M. Stur
geon, on of th oldest mall carrlera In
the Kansaa City (Kan.) service, waa ar
rested by postoffice Inspectors for stealing
a bundle of letters.
Sturgoon waa caught In the act In the
postoffice. He confessed, saying that hi
stealings bad coverd a period of eight
months and that debt bad prompted the
theft. He baa a family.
August H. Arrlea.
August H. Arrlens, IBS! Sherman avenue,
proprietor of the Omaha mills, died Sunday
morning and will be burled at Forest Lawn
cemetery at S o'clock Tuesday afternoon,
under the auspices of a Oerman society of
whl'h he waa a member. Deceased bad been
a citizen of Omaha for nine years, having
come to thla country from Germany. He
waa prominent in Oerman clrclea and waa
a member of the Masonic order and the
Woodmen of the World. He waa 58 year
of a a and leaves a, widow and three chil
dren. Dr. William Craig Barke.
CHEYENNE. Wyo,. May 25. Dr. William
Craig Burke died last night In this city
at the home of his son. T. F. Burke, United
Statea district attorney, aged 90. He waa
a graduats of Dartmouth college, class ot
18JS, and waa the oldest living alumnus
He waa a member ot the church eounoll
which tried Rev. Henry Ward Beeuher.
The funeral will be held In thla city Mod
day afternoon. Interment will be In South
Mrs. Alsnena Hillock.
Mrs. Almena Hillock, widow ot J. B. Hll
lock, died at her home at 2151 Ames avenue
Saturday morning, death being the result
of heart disease. Mrs. Hillock wss sp
parently tn good health an hour before her
death and waa supervising work In the gar
den. She started Into the house and wss
nsxt found lying by th sld of the bouse
unconscious. 6h died before medical aa-
slatanc could be secured.
Buaea C. Spaldlag.
ATLANTA. Ga., May 25. Eugene C.
Bpaldlng. vice preaident of th Atlanta,
KdoxvIU Northern railroad, died at hia
horn her today of aemmorbag et th
PHILIPPINE BILL DRAGS
Measure is Expected to Take Up Another
Week in the Senate.
no Vote probable for' ten days
Saaar Mea Glad of Anything that Will
Serve a an Obstruction to Bal
loting on Bill to Reduce
WASHINGTON. May 25.-From recent In
- lions the senate will devote another
;.f if not a longer time to eonsldera
.V. ' V. bllipplne bill. Ths prediction
' t 'y '' 'hat a vote will not be
rea- . v" '" of tn following
week. . ; ". number of set
soeeches pro.. bill and other
senators hav no, .dlcated whether
they will speak or nu.
Senator Burrows will be beard tomorrow
In advocacv of the bill and among others
who are expected to speak during the week
are Senators Patterson. Pettus, Bailey and
Bacon, In opposition to the bill, and Sen
ator Spooner. In lta aupport. When the
set speeches are disposed of there will be
an effort to secure two or three days'
time for consideration of amendments, al
lowing speeches not exceeding ten or fif
teen minutea on each of them.
It Is not expected that there will be any
session of the senate on Friday, as that
Is Memorial day and a holiday. The prac
tice of the senate In the matter on adjourn
ment on Memorial day has not been uniform
and there may be an effort to keep the
senate in session, but this effort will be
Other Bill on the Schedule.
The continued deferment of the time
for taking a vote on the Philippine measure
has caused considerable abatement in the
preparation of the discussion of the Nlcar
aguan bill and the Cuban reciprocity bill,
which will be taken up next In succession
The beet sugar people predict a month'a
debate on the Nicaraguan bill, but this pre
diction Is not In accord with th views of
the advocates of tha Nicaraguan b'll cr Its
opponents tn the Isthmian Canal committee.
Both these elements are now claiming a
majority and are saying that the sooner
the vote Is reached the better they will be
satisfied. The beet sugar men, however,
are counting confidently on the co-operation
of the side which finds Itself tn the mi
nority in the matter of postponing the vote
on the canal bill. In other words, the beet,
sugar advocates welcome the Introduction
of any question which will defer eonstdera
tlon of the Cuban bill, alnce they think that
there will be no Cuban legislation at all if
the taking- ud of that question can be
postponed until after the passage of all
the appropriation bills. v
The appropriation bill should be passed
before the first of July In order to supply
money for the aupport of the government
after that date and they consequently expect
that considerable time will be given during
th month of June to the appropriation
bills remaining undisposed of.
They. count confidently on th early ad
journment of congress after the appropria
tion bills are out of tha way and they hope
that If, after that time there la an effort
to pass the Cuban bill tt will be Incumbent
on the friends of the bill to maintain a
quorum In the aenate.
"It would be hardly fair," said a beet
augar republican senator today, tn discuss
ing tba contingency mentioned, "to expect
the opponents of the proposed reduction to
assist In prolonging a session in midsum
mer for the purpose of passing a measure
which they do not want to see enacted Into
There ta still a considerable republican
element tn the aenate opposed to tariff re
duction, and It la asserted by tho beet sugar
men that forty-five republicans necessary
to pass1 the bill have not yet been aecured.
It Is declared, however, that the practi
cally unanlmoua vote can be secured for a
CHEROKEE NATION LEADS
Contains More Farms and Improved
Farm Area Thaa Other Terri
tories or Couatle.
WASHINGTON. May 25. The census bu
reau ha isaued a report comprising agri
culture statistics of the counties and In
dian natlona in th United State. It shows
that the Chickasaw ration, Indian Terri
tory, lead In the number of farms, having
16.374. The following rank next:
The Crerokeo nation. Indian Territory,
13,537 farma; Choctaw nation, Indian Ter
ritory, 9.962, Lancaster county, Pennsylva
nia, 9,437; Orangeburg county. South Car
olina, 8,401, and Si Lawrence county, New
Crow Indian reservation Montana, lead
In farm area with 3,500,000 acres. It Is
followed by Hartley county, Texas, 8,246.
335; Chickasaw nation, Indian Territory,
1,246,187; Wichita, Kiowa and Comanche In
dlan reservation, Oklahoma, 2,600,670; Pecoa
county Texaa, 2,158,547, and Cherokee na
tion, Indian Territory 1.816,719. Hartley
county, Texas, la the headquarters of large
cattle companlea and some of the area aa
reported as belonging to the county un
doubtedly la situated In surrounding coun
ties. Cherokee nation, Indian Territory, lead
In Improved farm area, having 1,165,061
acres. It Is followed by cnicicasaw na
tion, Indian Territory, 1,111.631 acrea; Cass
county. North Dakota, 977.951; Fresno
county, California, 786,337; Grand Forks
county. North Dakota, 790,567, and Whit
man county, Washington, 711,975.
Cook county, Illinois, leads tn the value
of land and buildings with (77.105.220
Ranking next are: Los Angeles county,
California, with 170.981,930; McLean county,
Illinois, 161,161.240; Lancaster county, Penn
sylvania, 253,939,550; LaSalle county, I 111
nols, 151.539,040, and Livingston county.
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, leads In
ths value of buildings with 123.147.S20.
Chickasaw nation. Indian Territory, leads
In th value of live stock on farma with
117.964,830. Cherokee nation, Indian Ter
ritory, la next with 19,560,802; Creek na
tion, Indian Territory, with 18.245,060; Cua.
Ur county, Montana, 17,127.126; Wichita
Kiowa and Comanche Indian reservation,
Oklahoma, 26.908.133, and Choteau county.
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, leada In
the value of farm production with 112,611,
415. Then follows Chickasaw nation. In
dlan Territory, with 110.779.990; McLean
county, Illinois. 110,681,045; St. Lawrene
county. New York, 19.820.036; Dane county,
Wisconsin, 19.303.989, and LaSalle county.
Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, leada ta
the amount of groaa Income with 19.110,.
116. Chlckassw nation, Indian Territory,
comes next with 29.174.760; McLean county,
Illinois, 18.131.516; Los Angeles county, Cal
ifornia, 17.527.610; Champaign county. Illi
nois. 27.111,102, and LaSalle coualjr, Illinois
MINING IN THE BLACK HILLS
Operatora Treating; Are by Home
Float at Largely Increased
DEADWOOD. S. D.. May 25. (Special. )
Th Black Hills is now treating by home
plants stamp mills, smelters and cyanide
mill at the rate of 179,000 tons of ore
monthly, and shipping to outside smelters
10,500 tons per month, making a total
monthly production of gold ore ot 189,600
tons, by far the largest production of gold
ore heretofore known from any gold camp
or district In the United States.
The following plants, owned and' oper
ated by the mining companies named, are
In constant operation, with their respective
daily tonnage, as stated:
llrmestake Mining Co., 900 stamps.
Clover Leaf Mining Co., SO stamps, free
Holy Terror Mining Co., 20 stamps,
Tycoon-Ranger Mining' Co., 10 stamps,
North Star, and other Southern Hills,
National Smelter Co., smelter 3)
Golden Reward Mining Co. smelter 300
Golden Reward Mining Co., cyanide
Warp No. 2 Mining Co., cyanide mill.. 100
Hoineshoe Mining Co., cyanide mill...-. luO
Ppearfish Mining Co., cyanide mill ?
Peadwood-Rtandaril Co., cyanide mill.. 2i
Portland Mining Co., cyanide mill 60
Dakota Mining Co., cyanide mill VXt
Imperial Mining Co., cyanide mill 100
Highland Chief Mining 'Co., cyanide
Alder Creek Mlnlna Co., cyanide mill. 50
Rosslter tunder lease), cyanide mill.... 60
Most of the above plant have large ora 1
reserves anf? ara not likely to suspend, ex
cept from breakage or for necessary re
pairs. Tho Clover Leaf company has re
cently added forty stamps to Its mill, and
at this time Is temporarily shut down for
repairs to old machinery.
The National Smelting company baa re
cently completed lta new and modern smel
ter, located, at Rapid City, and atarted up
two weeka ago to run largely on custom
ores, with a capacity of at least 300 tons
per day. The Horseshoe company la ahlp-
plng 300 tona of smelting ore dally to the
Omaha smelter. This company on Thurs
day last broke ground for a 360-atamp
cyanide mill, which will have a capacity
of 1,200 tona a day. Other companlea are
opening and developing mines, with the
object of erecting mills, and a conservative
estimate at this time will place the output
of gold ores from Black Hills mines at
8,000 tona dally before th close of the
year. These figures do not take into ac
count the large tailings planta for the re
treatment of ores.
There are other districts, It is true, which
probably produce, tor the amount of ora
which Is mined In them, ores carrying
greater gold valuea than tho ores of some
ot the districts of the Black Hills, but in
no camp or district of the United States
or on the American continent la there a
district which produce so much gold ore.
or which treat or ship ao much gold or
monthly, aa doea the Black Hilts.
While, for a greater part, the ores of
the Black Hills are ot a comparatively
low grade, there la produced gold ores
which carry very high values, and cape
daily Is this true of the mlnea ot tha
southern Hilla, which, when added to tn
rest of the orea mined, wt!l bring the
average valuea up to, a fretty Jh1 figure.
And,' then, the ores, as a general thing,
occur In such vaat veins and deposits that
the coat of mining la comparatively email
when compared to those of other places
where the or depoalts and veins are small,
hard to get at and difficult to work.
First Shipment of Ore.
GALENA. S. D.. May 25. (Special.) The
first shipment of ore from "thla camp by rail
waa made on Friday over tha B. & M. narrow-gauge,
the tracka of which have Juat
been placed In condition for handling heavy
freight. The shipment consisted of 200 tons
of ore and concentrates from the Richmond
mine, which la being operated by Bart
Harris and associates. Tho shipment is
being made to the National amelter at
The putting In operation of the railroad
has beea the cause ot starting up a lot of
new work In thla camp, and many mine
owners are now working ground which baa
lain Idle, with the exception of doing the
annual aaaeasment work, waiting for -such
an opportunity in order to get their orea to
the market, for there Is a vaat quantity ot
ore In thla district that, while not giving
very great returns, will pay to work If the
excessive charge of wagon transportation Is
eliminated from the cost ot treatment A
large quantity of such or la now on the
dumps at many mine In th district, and It
will all be marketed, for th railroad com
pany la putting In spurs to every mine
which ha a showing of or to warrant It
In building to It.
Besides the ore trade which the railroad
company la aura to get there will be an
other aource of revenue which will amount
to a big Item In a year, and that la the
timber-hauling business which It will re
vive. The road where it traverses the dis
trict cuts through one of the most heavily
timbered sections of the Black Hilla, and
one from which a greater part of the tim
bers which ar being used tn the Home-
stake mlnea and other propertlea about
Lead are aecured. All ot the freight com
ing Into the district is hauled her from
Deadwood, twelve miles distant, by wagon,
and there are tlmea In the year when that
method of transportation Is out of the
question, but now with the railroad run
ning there la very little likelihood of the
camp again becoming laolated.
International Mlnlna- Congress.
DEADWOOD, S. D., May 25. (Special.)
At a meeting ot the Black Hills Mining
Men'a association, held on Thursday even
ing last. It waa decided to send representa
tives to the meeting of th International
Mining Congress, which will convene at
Butte, Mont., on September 1 ot thla year.
A representative will be aent from every
county of the Black Hills, and representa
tive mining men will be selected In every
Instance. The delegatea to the eongreaa
will go Instructed to use every endeavor to
hav tha next meeting of tha congress held
In thla city. The Mintng Men'a association
is on of tha strongest organlzatlona In tho
Black Hills, and tncludea la Its member
ship every mining man of Importance In
thla aectlon ot th atate.
E. R- Collins, on ot th successful min
ing mtn ot the Black Hilla. a gentleman
who has east bis fortunes with th coun
try aver lnc I'.a occupancy by the whites,
will leave thla week for Venetuela, to work
some property In which he ts Interested
there. His health haa been bad of lata and
be la going there for a change of climate
more than with a deslr to leave the coun
try to better hi proapecta, for he will a'Ul
retain bla large Interests la th Black
Ground wa broken Thursday laat for the
new treatment plant of the Hors Sho
company at Pluma. and work Is being
pushed aa rapidly a condition will admit.
The company hope to be able to hav th
plant In operation by September at the
very lateat. Ita ahlpmants of smelting
ores, 200 tons of which ar being aent ta
untaaa daily, will eontlau.
DEATH IN WAKE OF TORNADO
Six Dead and Several Injured by Storm in
REFUGEES VAINLY SEEK SHELTER
Flock to Structure for Protection
Which la Shattered to Splinters
aad Occupants Killed Out
rlaht or Fatally Hurt.
UNION, S. C, May 25. Six persons were
killed and several Injured by a tornado
which swept over this section rf the state
this afternoon. The dead:
MISS SALLIE HART of Union.
MISS ANNIE LAWSON of Union.
MRS. MAXEY SIMS ot Union.
MISS LAWSON, killed at Jonesboro.
ONE PERSON, unknown, at Facolct.
Maxey Sims, broken fingers.
Lee Sims, badly cut on bead and Intern
William Mabrey, fractured ahoulder and
Mrs. Mabrey. bruised.
Two children of Mrs. Mabrey, slightly.
The main storm came from the north. It
ecems there was also one from the south
west and that both met In this vllcnlty. The
storm from th enorthwest was preceded by
a heavy rain and with what appeared to
bo a cloudburst 1C0 yards wide, which trav
eled with great speed. One wing of the
storm passed along Main street end blew
In aeveral atore fronts, doing much damage
Seek Shelter and Ara filled.
Kitting hill, south of the town, caught
the full force of the tornado, which blew
down the school house and two residence
there, converting them literally Into kind
ling wood. The occupants ran from one of
the houses before it went to pieces and
took refuge in another nearby, but thla also
wa crushed to aplnters.
In this house Miss Sallle Hart and Annie
Lawson were listantly killed, Mrs. Msxey
Slnvi died In an hour and her little
daughter. Vera, died about 9 o'clock. Maxey
Sim escaped with broken fingers. Lee
Sims received several cuta on the - head
from falling timbers and waa Internally In
jured. Mr. i.abray sustained a fractured
ahoulder and his leg waa badly burned by a
atove falling on him. H waa also Internally
Inlured and may die. Mrs. Lee Sims re
ceived a had. but not fatal, cut on the
bead. Mrs. Mabray and her two children
escaped with alight Injuries.
It took some time to get the victims from
the debris. Every physician In town waa
called and they were assisted by the cltl-
sens In relieving the sufferers aa much aa
nosaible. Everything that the families had
Jonesvllla reporta that the storm was
fearful at that place and that a member of
the family of Misa Lawson who waa killed
there was oae of the victims.
The property damage here will aggregate
250,000, divided among a number of stores
and cotton mills.
Pacolet alao reporta on killed and sev
TO COMPROMISE BOND. CASE
St. Clair County Matter, for Which
Judges Serve Time, ta Be
KANSAS CITY, May 25. The famous Bt.
Clair county bond caae, for which several
county Judges have served Jail sentences
because of their refusal to order a pay
ment ot 2200,000 worth of bonds Issued in
1S68 to build a railway across that county, la
to be compromised.
Repreeentatlvea of the bondholders, who
now have a claim against the county for
U.S00.000, Including principal and Interest
for thirty-four years, and the prteent Judgea
are to meet at Osceola tomorrow and con
sider a proposition from the bondholder
which It Is stated will prove acceptable
to the county officials.
Jude Thomas Nevltt, who baa been in
Jail at Maryvllle for a year for contempt
In refusing to order payment of tha bonds,
will be taken to the conference by a United
States marshal. Judge Nevltt haa wearied
of Jail life and apparently la willing to
8. D. Peden, another of the three Judgea,
la serving a sentence In the Warrensburg
jail. Deputlea have been unable to cap
ture Judge Walker, the laat of tha trio,
who has lived in the brush since ho wss
SYNOD HELD IN BALTIMORE
Triennial Meeting; of Reformed
Church Largely Attended and Sun
day School Work Discussed.
BALTIMORE, May 25. Delegatea to tha
fourteenth triennial general aynod of the
Reformed church held a largely attended
masa meeting In Ford's opera bouae this
afternoon. The Sunday school and young
people's work were discussed.
Addresses were msde aa follows: "ffce
Relation of the Sunday School to th Be
nevolent Work of the Church," Rev, Theo
dore F. Herman, Lafayette, Ind.; "From
the Child's Standpoint," Rev. J. E. Bom-
berger, D. D Cleveland.
All the pulpita of the Reformed churches
In the city, as well aa those of other de
nominations, were occupied today by th
visiting clergymen. A communion servlcs
wa held during the forenoon In the First
Reformed church. Services In the Interest
of home and foreign missionary work were
held In all the Reformed churcbea tonight.
SHOOTS WOMAN AND SELF
Chicago Politician Fatally Wounds
Slster-la-Law and Then Dies
by Own Hand.
CHICAGO, Msy 25. Because bla wlfs had
aougbt the protection of her relatlvea, Nels
Johnson, a North Side politician, today shot
and fatally wounded Mrs. C. J. Gullacksen.
bla sister-in-law, and then committed sui
cide by shooting himself In th head.
Tho shooting waa th outcome of the sep
aration of Johnaon aad his wife after a
married life of nineteen year.
Several years ago Johnson becam Inter
eated in politics, and alnce then he has re
fused to work. Laat week hia boma was
aold by tb sheriff and Mr. Johnson went
to her slater's boms to live. Johnson
blamed Mrs. Oullacksoo for th separation
and while Intoxicated and In a fit of re
venge tried to kill her.
Ta Enter oa Own Track.
KANSAS CITY, May 25. Tha Chicago.
Rock Island & Pacific railway haa bought
property tn tb weat bottoms and Is nego
tiating for more that will eoabl that
road to reach th union depot over It own
tracka It la atatsd that doe to 1500,000
will be expanded for this purpose.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
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W. T. VAN BRUNT WARMS UP
Denounces Letter Ottering Place In
American Association to Weil-
ern League Men.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., May 25. (Special Tele
gram.) Four players of the St. Joseph team
today received letters from Minneapolis
offering them flattering Inducements to
jump to the American association. The let
ter are typewritten and the signature of
Watel Wllmot, owner of the Minneapolis
franchise, appended to each, ta typewritten.
The letters make sensational charges
against the owners ot the Western leagut
franchise and urge the playera to Jump
at once and save themselvea "before the
President W. T. Van Brunt of the St.
Joseph club said tonight: "This work is
certainly villainous. Not a team In the
Western league Is In debt that I have any
knowledge of. All playera receive their
money promptly and charges to the con
trary are too silly to talk about. Tha ex
cellent financial standing of the Western
league la too well known to tha playera
themselves to take any totlco of - these
character assassins. Similar letters to St.
Joseph players have com from Milwau
kee." TO C0.0PERATE WITH FARMERS
Walter Vroontan Pushes Concern to
Dispose of Grain and Eliminate
KANSAS CITY, May 25. Walter Vroo
man of the Western Co-operative move
ment has closed contracts for the purchase
of six of the largest wheat elevators In the
Kansaa wheat belt and two of the largest
flouring mills. The price paid la said to
have been 2750,000, and Mr. Vrooman, who
haa left for New York to complete the
financial end of the plan, says the present
purchase la but the beginning of a move
ment to center the farmers of Kansaa In a
co-operative branch of the Vrooman Co
The concern will be known as the Wheat
and Flour Western Co-operative company.
The farmers are to be taken Into the
acheme upon the payment of 2100 each, for
which they are to receive the market value
of their wheat sold to the company and in
addition will receive one-balf of the profit
derived, the other half going to co-operative
atorea through which the wheat and
flour will be handled.
"The plan," aald Mr. Vrooman, "ta to
eliminate wheat speculators and the middle
man. The farmers are in earnest aympatfay
with the movement. . It ts the only way to
head off the talked-of flour trust that la
forming In New York." 1
' It la Intended to ship to Great Britain,
t be aold among the co-operative membera
there, tha surplus product not disposed of
In Kansas and Missouri.
SKAT PLAYERS AT DETROIT
Korth American Congress Convenes,
with Delegations from Many
DETROIT, May 25. SeaU for 750 skat
playera were prepared in groups of four
In Harmonle hall thla afternoon, and the
annual play of the North American Skat
congress began with every seat filled. From
midnight laat night until this evening
every train entering Detroit brought dele
gations of Oerman devotees to the game
to this city from nearly every city In th
The Chicago delegation numbered S00,
Minneapolis sent 99, St. Louis 100, Cleve
land 20, Erie, Pa., 18, Buffalo 15, Clnclnatl
10 and there were small delegations from
Boston, New York, Newark, Grand Rapids,
Mich., and other cltiea.
This afternoon the eongreaa waa formally
opened by Vice Preaident Fred Ouenther,
who made an addresa extolling the virtue
ot skat. Mayor Maybury and other mad
Two boura were devoted to the play to
night, and th congreas will cloae at tb end
of play tomorrow night. There are 106
prizes,, divided Into seven divisions, and
the prizes will be awarded at the cloae of
Tomorrow the visitor will be taken on a
alghtseeing trip about tb city by local
member of the league.
VICTIM OF PISTOL ASSAULT
Daniel Hill, Target for Three Assail,
ants, Lie Seriously Woaaded
CHICAGO, May 25. Daniel Hill,
a wealthy real estate owner of Morris, III.,
and a partner In the firm of the Oeorge H.
Phillips company on the Chicago Board of
Trade, wa shot and aerloualy wounded to
day, aa ha lay In bed at hia residence, 797
Monroe atreet. Six shots were fired, three
taking effect, one behind the left ear, on
entering bla nose and the other ahatterlng
bis right arm. Considerable mystery sur
round the shooting.
According to Mr. Hill, she and her hus
band were asleep, when Mr. Hill waa awak
ened by the forcing of a lock on th bed
room door. He reached for his revolver,
but before he could use It, three men
rushed Into tba room and fired at him. The
first ahot awoke Mra. Hill and she rushed
to tb window and abouted for help.
The police responded In a few minutes,
but In the meantime the supposed burglara
bad made their escape.
OFFICERS AVERT LYNCHING
Reiese Segro Who Fights with Whits
Man from Angry Crowd la
FLORENCE, Colo.. May 25. A riot at a
base ball gam here today nearly resulted
In the lynching ot Jason Wilson, a negro.
Wilson waa driving a buggy and trying
to paas every one on tb road, which was
crowded with vehicle.
He collided with a bi'fiy occupied by
Onnl Carroll, a whit man, and th two
began a fist fight. Th crowd closed around
them and finally began beating and kicking
A bait dozen officers reacued the negro
barely In time to aav bis life, and thea
only by ataadlng th crowd off with their
OWE DEBT TO FRANCE
American People, Says Cardinal Gibbons,
Are Obligated by Bochambean's Valor.
ELOQUENT SERMON BY CATHOLIC PRELATE
Eefers to Washington's Compatriot ai
Tlower of the Frenoh Army.
MATURE IN JUDGMENT, WISE IN COUNSEL
Loubet Delegates Put in Easy Pay and
Leave Capital for Niagara.
PRESIDENT AND PARTY ON HORSEBACK
Like Similar Occasion Daring Prince
Henry' Visit, Mr. Roosevelt aad
HI Friends Are Drenched
WASHINGTON, May 25. Th members
of the French mission which cam to
Washington to attend the ceremonies In
cident to the unveiling ot the Rochambeau
statue finished their visit her today and
tonight left the city for Niagara Falls oa
their week's tour ot the east before sailing
for home. There were no formal ovation
on the program for the day, but the vis
itors found every minute of their time
occupied in attending divine services, re
turning numerous culls, official and other
wise, snd In drives about the city and
Ambassador Cambon accompanied tho
membera ot the mission to St. Patrick's
church at 10 o'clock In the morning, where
low masa was said by Rev. Dr. Manglen
of Baltimore, Right Rev. Mgr. Rooker or
the apostolic delegation and other prleata
aaalstlng. The visitors wore tha uniforms
of their rank.
Cardinal Oibbons preached a ahort ser
mon. He spoke briefly ot the French mis
sionaries who had crexwed the seaa to
America and preached the God-speed to the
aboriginal inhabitants, carrying the torch
ot faith tn one hand and the torch ot
civilization In the other.
It waa meet and proper that ths aona of
France should assemble tn the temple of
God to give tbanka to the Almighty for the
great things which bad been accomplished
by their countrymen tn thla hemisphere In
the cause of religion and civilization.
Of Rochambeau, Cardinal Gibbons ssld In
Without detracting from the merits of
his brothers in arms, I can afllrm that
Kfirhnmbeau whs tho flower of the French
allied army. Mature In years, experienced
in military cumpalgns, a veteran of tha
seven yeara' war, calm, deliberate, aelf-
possesnen, ne waa a man according to
Washington's own heart the general on
whose counsel and prudence he could rely
more than on that of any other com
When the American troopa unner waan-
Ington and the French forcea under
Rochambeau were on the march to York
town, Washington gallantly prepared to
give the post of distinction to the French
army. Rochambeau gracefully declined
the honor, and in doing so he followed th
Impulxe of his own heart aa well aa the
general Instructions h received fror- Ua
government that he should alwaya subordi
nate himself to the American commander-in-chief.
Cornwall! Hemmed In.
The army of Cornwalll was surrounded
on land by the French and American
troops and waa prevented from escaping;
hv tho fleet of Arlmtral De Grnsse. which
guarded the Chesapeake bay, and thua the
defeat of the English commander waa In
evitable ana ne surrendered nis swora to
Washington. The capitulation of Corn
wallis was the most decisive event of the
May the friendship euDsisnng Detween
Franoe and America a friendship co-eval
with our history as a. nation a friendship
to which we owe our very existence aa an
independent, sovereign power may thla
historic friendship be perpetuated. May it
be strengthened and consolidated by the
iron bonds of commerce and by the golden
links of brotherly love. May the two great
republics or the worm go hand in Hand In
the murch of liberty, and progress and
civilisation. And may the monument
erected to Kochambeau in the capital ot
the nation ever remind the American citi
zen who will contemplate It of the ever
lasting debt of gratitude which the United
States owes to France.
The weather waa very warm during tha
afternoon and soma of tb visitors pre
ferred to rest while others mad calls or
took rldea about th city and suburbs. '
Several of the party. Including tb Count
and - Counteaa de Rochambeau and tho
Count De Lafayette, visited the beautiful
Arlington cemetery and Fort Myer neai
th city. They were escorted through tha
grounds by Captain Lewla of the Second
Ride Horseback with President.
A quite unexpected feature of the after
noon, and one which pleaaed the vlsltorl
very much, waa an Invitation from Presi
dent Roosevelt to accompany Dim and sev
eral otbera on a horseback ride. The en
tire party assembled In front of th Whits
House about 4 o'clock, the visitors In thels
uniforms making a very pretty picture In
the bright afternoon sunlight. A pho
tograph waa taken of th group while there.
The president guided tba party through th
northern aectlon of the city until tbey
reached the Zoological park.
While in the park a storm began ta
gather and th party cam home at a lively
canter. The rain overtook them, how
ever, and before reaching their stopping
place the entire party waa drenched. Those
on horseback were President Roosevelt, hia
son Theodora and daughter Alice, Secretary
Root and Senator Lodge, and the following
member of the Rochambeau mission: Gen
eral Brugere, Vice Admiral Fournier, Gen
eral Cbalendar and Captain Lasson.
During the recent visit ot Prince Henry
of Prussia to Washington he waa th guest
of the preaident on a horaeback rid. Oa
that occasion also a heavy rainstorm over
took them on their return and tbey wer
obliged to hasten home. In the meantime
getting a severe wetting.
The party left Washington at 7:10 to
night tor Niagara Falls via ths Pennsyl
vania railroad. Those going Included all
the membera of tbe mlaaion, Ambassador
and Mme. Cambon, and the membera of th
etaff of the French embassy and tbe presi
WORK OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
Two Million Cases of Disease, De
clarea Carol Xortoa Cured by
WASHINGTON, May 25. Carol Norton, ta
a lecture delivered before a large audience
In the Columbia theater today, asserted
that 2,000,000 cases of diseases hav beea
healed In Christian Science during tb
thlrty-flv yeara of Ita history and that la
that time about 700 Christian Selene
churches hav been established and ara
He aald that Christian Selene wa not
a faith cur, mind cur nor mesmerism, but
that It heal th alck only through a aclo
title understanding of uea's relation for
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