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THE MOHNING OREGONIAN, MOOTAY, MAY 7, 1900.
BIG PIER BURNED
New York Fire That Cost About
MANY PERSONS BARELY ESCAPED
Several Barges .Moored N'ear the Pier
"Were Destroyed Child Drowsed
' Buildings Scorched.
.NDW.YORK. May 6. A Are that start
ed" at the river end of the Mallory Line
steamship pier, at the foot of Maiden
Lane and the East River early this morn
ins, completely -destroyed the pier and Its
valuable contents. The police place the
Ipse at tUW.OOO. Several barges, -which
were moored near the pier, -were also
destroyed, and many rescues of their
captains and of the members of the fam
ilies on hoard were made. One life was
lost. The 9-months-od daughter of Cap
tain Charles Lochs, of the barge Sher
wood, was drowned.
The Mallory Line pier was 200 feet long
and 50 feet wide. The pier was filled with
valuable freight, mostly cotton. On the
nqrth dde of- the pier were moored a
number of coal and cotton barges, while
on the south side was the steamer San
Marios and a number of barges.
No sooner had the work of lighting: the
flames begun than the firemen turned
their attention to saving the lives of
those on the barges which were lying
-within the line of danger. Nearest to
the pier was the barge Stephen B. Elkins.
Her captain, Prank Fox, and his wife
and 3-months-old daughter were on board
sleeping. A skid was quickly run from
the pier to the coal barge, and the oc
cupants of the boat were awakened and
were hurried from their bunks to a place
of safety before the flames reached them.
On board the barge Sherwood were
Charles Lochs, the captain, 36 years old;
his wife Lenna, 30 years old, and their
daughter, Rosle, 9 months old. The
Lochs lamlly was awakened by the
flames. Their barge was already on fire.
The father took the 9-months-old baby
la his arms, and with his wife Jumped
into the water. Timothy Boyle, formerly
in command of the barge New Bruns
wick, whose home Is at Rondout, N. Y.,
plunged In to save the woman, who had
become exhausted. Her husband, who
still held the baby In his arms, saw that
.his wife was on the point of going down.
It became a question with him as to
which, he should saye, his wife or babj.
He let the baby go, in the hope that ohe
would be picked up by some one else,
and went to the assistance of his wife.
He managed to hold her head above wa
ter until Boyle reached them. All three
were then landed by life lines, the child
being lost The half-drowned captain and
his wife were removed to the Hudson
Street Hospital, where they recovered.
On the coal barge H. H. Hand, which
lay alongside the other burning barges,
were the captain, Joseph Plumb, his wife
and two children. All were rescued by
the police. Patrolman Jeremiah Cronln
was badly burned while taking one of the
children ashore. All hands on board the
lighter Arno got ashore safely. Michael
Sheldon, of that boat, was compelled to
jump .Into the river, from which he was
Three large vessels were lying so near
the blazing pier that their safety was
endangered. They were the steamer San
Marios and the steamer Neuces, which
were safetly towed out Into midstream,
and the bark St. James, the rigging of
which was burned before she could be
gotten out of harm's way.
The scene on the water was a most ex
citing one. The river was filled with
steam craft engaged in towing the va
rious vessels and barges to places of safe
ty. Four cotton barges, others laden
with cornmeal and some loaded with coal
caught fire and were destroyed. Some of
them were also sunk to prevent the fur
ther spread of the flames.
A number of buildings on South street
were scorched and several, were emptlea
of their tenants, who feared that the
buildings would be burned.
Henry Zaallory said, regarding the Are:
"I 'aave no Idea how the fire started,
and I can form no adequate Idea of the
loss. Vhe entire pier is destroyed, to
gether with the offices and other buildings
on the bulkhead. My brother Charles
6alled for Europe 10 days ago, and he
will remain abroad two months, notwith
standing this catastrophe. I cannot tell
what our immediate plans will be or
when we shall begin to build. Our books
and other documents were destroyed, and
I cannot say anything about the Insurance
at present. The only positive Informa
tion that I can give at present is that
fortunately at the time of the fire there
was not the usual amount of freight on
the pier, as the Comal sailed at 3 P. M.
Saturday and cleared up most of the over
flow. I positively cannot fix the origin
of the fire, give the amount of damage
or approximate the amount of the insur
ance." Neve Zealand Helps Ottawa.
OTTAWA, Ont., May 6. The New
Zealand Government has contributed
$25,000 to the relief of the Ottawa fire suf
ferers. The fund is now over ?G00,000.
Paper and Palp Mills Burned.
MONTREAL, May ".The paper and
pulp mills at Grand Mere, Que., have been
entirely destroyed by fire.
BOER RESOLUTION TODAY.
Teller Will Call It Up in the Senate
and Press It.
"WASHINGTON, May 6. Routine busi
ness will probably occupy the greater
part of the Senate's attention during the
present week. The resolution offered
by Teller expressing sympathy for the
Boers and a desire that the Government
extend both to Great Britain and the
South African Republic Its friendly offices
in bringing the present war to a close
will be called up tomorow. It Is tho
intention of the Colorado Senator to press
his resolution to an early vote. It prob
ably will be referred to the committee on
foreign relations, but Mr. Teller will in
sist that It be reported In some form at
an early date. ,
Hale, either tomorrow or Tuesday, will
bring forward the naval appropriation
bill and very likely the greater part of
the week will be devoted to Its discussion,
with the latitude of debate allowed un
der the Senate rules, It Is quite probable
that Senators will discuss the Boer resolu
tion, tho Philippine question and other
matters relating to the foreign affairs of
the Government, while the naval bill la
On Thursday the Montana Senatorial
case will be called up, but It will not
be allowed to Interfere with the consid
eration of the appropriation bills. It Is
the undoubted purpose of the Senate lead
ers to bring about an adjournment early
In June, the first week If possible, and
unless the unexpected should happen,
-nothing will be permitted to delay ad
journment beyond the middle of June.
Programme for the House.
The attention of the House will be oc
cupied with various miscellaneous mat
ters, except such time as may be devoted
to the consideration of conference re
ports on appropriation bills, which will
be given the right of way. The desire
for an adjournment early in June makes
it absolutely necessary to expedite the
upply of bills. The most important piece
of general legislation to be acted upon
during the week will be the amended
P""1'" t -i , "fri'M th general pen
sion laws. This is known as the G. A. R.
bllL The principal changes it purposes
to make .in existing laws are provisions
for aggregating disability end equalizing,
ratings, and to increase the limit of
Income to widows pensionable under the
act of 1SS0 to ?650. This bill will be placed
upon its passage tomorrow under sus
pension of the rules. The bill appropriat
ing $1,000,003 for the militia of the several
states also may be called up under sus
pension of the rules. Tuesday, under an
order made on Friday, will be given to
the committee on claims, and next Friday
to war claims. It is not improbable that
the contested election case of Peason vs.
Crawford, from the Ninth North Caro
lina district, may be called up "Wednesday
MUST KEEP ALL OFFICERS.
Number of Enlisted Men to Be Re
duced, But That's AH.
NEW YORK. May7. A special to the
Tribune from "Washington says:
Congress will perhaps be surprised to
learn that the army law of 1839 does not
provide for the reduction of the regular
army or its dimensions prior to 1SS8, as Is
now popularly supposed. Experts say
that only the rank and file will be reduced
to 2S.0O0 men; that there is thimble-rigging
phraseology in the law which retains all
the additional officers in the service. In
vestigation appears to confirm thli asser
tion. Before the Spanish "War the regular
army consisted of only 28.2S7 men all told,
namely 25,000 rank and file. 371 military
cadets and seven professors at "West Point;
2104 general, staff and line officers In the
active sen Ice, besides 129S enlisted men
and 663 officers on the retired list. As en
larged from time to time under various
war legislation that followed, the United
States Army now consists of 64,9 rank
and file, 3S1 cadets and 8 West Point pro
fessons; 26S6 general, staff and line of
ficers in active service, with H47 enlisted
men and 753 officers on the retired list.
Besides these regulars there are approxi
mately 35,000 volunteers In the active
service. These figures show the following
Increases In the various grades of the act
Enlisted men 39,939
On the retired list there has been an in
crease of 90 officers and 149 enlisted men.
In the- expiring hours of the 63th Con
gress, by the agency of a conference com
mittee, a law was rushed through and
approved on March 2, 1S99, containing a
clausa which provided that on and after
July 1 1901, "all the general, staff and lino
pfficers appointed to the Army under this
act shall be discharged, and the numbers
restored in each grade to those existing
at tho passage of this act, and the enlist
ed force of the line of the Army shall be
reduced to the number as provided for by
a law prior to April L 1E3S."
This Army law of 1S99, known as tho
Cockrell-Gorman hill. Is a muddle of in
explicable contradictions. The positive
recitations of the foregoing paragraph ap
parently leave no escape from the nearly
universal conclusion that on July 1, 1901.
the Army Is to go back to its original
strength before the Spanish War, unless
meanwhile there Is supplementary legis
lation. That such Is the understanding
in Congress has been made manifest by
the utterances of members and Senators
in the discussion of pending Army legis
lation. This threatened event is used
constantly as an appeal for Immediate leg
islation to put the Army on a permanent
Nevertheless a vague hint has somehow
got abroad recently that this law of March
2L 1S39, docs not provide for reducing the
officers of the Regular Army on the date
named, or any other date, although a
superficial reading leads to that Impres
sion, and that was undoubtedly what
Congress thought It was providing for
wljen It passed the act.
A careful Investigation leaves little room
for douht that both Congress and Admin
istration circles err in any presumption
that the Cockrell-Gorman act puts the
official personnel of the Army back to its
old number beforev the Spanish war. It
unquestionably compels the reduction of
the enlisted strength.
WRECKAGE OF A LINER.
Passed in Mid-Atlantic Causes Anx
iety in Marine Circles,
CHICAGO, May 7. A special to the Rec
ord from Philadelphia says:
Captain Campbell, of the British steam
er Tenby, which arrived at Philadelphia
today from Port Said, brings an account
of wreckage passed at sea, which is caus
ing great anxiety among shipping men.
The captain believes a maritime disaster
has occurred, involving the loss of an At
lantic liner. The Tenby fell in with the
wreckage mentioned at a point west of
the mid-Atlantic and the lookouts ob
served a bark flying distress signals, but
It was too far off and the sea too rough
for the steamer to render any assistance.
Toward sunset on April CO, when the
Tenby was steaming slowly westward
against heavy seas the lookout reported
that her path was obstructed by floating
timbers and spars for a considerable dis
tance ahead. Captain Campbell himself
saw portions of a deckhouse, pieces of
planking, seemingly from a vessel's hull,
and many minor objects, all of which
seemed H 3iave been In the water only
a, short Hifle. There were steamer chairs
and other fine furniture not generally
carried by freight steamers. Night
closed In as the Tenby resumed her voyage-
The locality of the wreckage is
given on her logbook at latitude 37 north,
and between longitude 53 and Si west.
The next day. May 1, the bark was seen
apparently In distress. She was a large,
four-masted vessel, painted a slate color,
and had several signals out. Soon after
she was sighted she disappeared in the
Captain Campbell said today that if the
vessel was in need of assistance she was
in a favorable position to receive It. Her
situation was directly in the track of
shipping between New York and the equa
tor. He did not connect the wreckage passed
with the bark In question, but many who
heard his story are Inclined to the opin
ion that the bark collided with and sunk
another qraft, of which only the wreck
age remains. The bark Is south of the
path of Atlantic liners, and if the vessel
which is supposed to have been lost is
really an ocean greyhound, she must have
been far out of her course when the col
lision occurred. On the other hand, the
wreckage Is directly In the line of the
craft which ply between the northern
ports and those of South America.
Kansas Cltj's Convention Hall.
KANSAS CITY, May 6. The sub-com-mltteo
of the Democratic National Com
mittee will meet here tomorrow and defi
nitely determine whether or not Kansas
City will be able to rebuild Convention
Hall In time for the July gathering. L.
H. "Wagner, of New York, first asssistant
Sergeant-at-Anns, arrived today to attend
the meeting and after looking over the sit
uation, said: "The walls will be UP.
'the floor in and the roof on, and most
all that Is necessary."
Unknown Xcgfro Lynched.
GENEVA. Ala., May 6. An unknown
negro, about 20 years if age, was lynched
three miles from hero yesterday for as
saulting a 12-year-old white girl near
Hartford. Armed men took him from the
arresting officers and carried him to the
woods, where he was later found dead,
hanging to c. limb.
The Epicure's Delight
BLACK & TAN "Tbo American Porter,"
the newest product of the Anheuser
Busch Brewing Ass'n, Is deliciously pi
quant In flavor, tempting and pleasing to
the palate. W. J. VAN SCHUYVER &
CO.. Portland, who'esale dealers
THE DEWEYS IN MEMPHIS
AND OX THE WAY.
A Farmer's Little Girls Sent ther Ad
miral Some Wild Flovters-rBrlef
Reception at Hotel.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 6. At sunset
today an Admiral's salute of 17 guns pro
claimed the arrival of Admiral and Mrs.
Dewey at the city's gates her guest. A
minute later amid the acclaim of thou
sands of citizens and visitors, the distin
guished couple stepped from their special
train and were driven to the Peabody Ho
tel The train arrived from St. Louis at 6.43
P. M., promptly on schedule time. The
day's Journey was passed pleasantly, and
had no significant features beyond the
fact that at every station en route hun
dreds of people crowded the platforms
and insisted on seeing the hero of Manila,
At Belleville, Cairo and Fulton, Admiral
Dewey shook hands with many of the en
Thousands of people were at the Poplar-Street
Depot in Memphis when the
train arrived. The streets leading to the
depot were jammed, and the roofs of
houses held hundreds eager to catch a
glimpse of the Admiral and his wife.
A reception committee met the visitors
and they were immediately escorted to an
open landau drawn by four white horses.
When tho Admiral entered the carriage
he arose and bowed to the throng. Im
mediately Company A, Confederate "Vet
erans, made its appearance, and Admiral
Dewey again rose and uncovered his head.
"Gallant-looking fellows, those," he said
to some one near him, and he again sa
luted the men in gray.
Under escort of the veterans and the re
ception committee. Admiral and Mrs.
Dewey were driven through a cheering
multitude to the Peabody Hotel and re
tired for an hour.
At 8:30 o'clock tonight a limited recep
tion was held in the parlors of the hotel,
after which the Admiral and his wife
retired for a much-needed rest.
The celebration in honor of the city's
guests will extend through Tuesday, the
party departing for Nashville on Wednes
day morning. Memphis is crowded with
visitors; and nearly every down-town
business house Is profusely decorated In
the American colors.
An incident of today's trip occurred at
the Southfork, Tenn., water tank, where
the engine stopped for water. Admiral
Dewey was standing alone in the rear
of his car when an old gentleman, evi
dently a farmer, rode up:
"Is Captain Dewey on this train?"
asked the farmer.
The Admiral saluted and replied: "Yes;
I am Captain Dewey. What do you
"Are you the fighting man I've heard
so much about?" asked the stranger.
"Well, yes, I reckon so," replied the
"Well, I knew the train would stop
here for water," said the farmer, "and
my little girls gathered these flowers In
the .woods for you. We ain't city people,
but I thought you'd like them, so I drove
over w"lth them to you."
There was a little moisture Jn the Ad
mlral'6 eyes when he grasped the man's
hand warmly and said;
"Go, tell your little girls that I say may
God bless them, and thank them for me
for the flowers."
Admiral Dewey was questioned tonight
concerning a statement said to have been
made by him :at the Unlverlty Club lunch
eon in St. Louts on Tuesday relative to
the United States being able to whip any
nation on earth, and that England was
this country's friend, and it should be so
"The best answer to that question." said
the Admiral, "is the statement in this
morning's paper in St. Louis by Presi
dent Lyonburger, of the University Club,
in which you will note he states that I
did not make the statement attributed to
me. But it was made by the president
of the club."
On the Way South.
CAIRO, I1L. May 6. The Dewey special
passed through Cairo on Its. way to Mem
phis this afternoon. A large crowd as
sembled at tho depot and gave the Ad
miral a rousing reception.
To Be Dedicated hy Deirey.
KNOXVILLE, May 6. The local Chap
ter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution has had a large boulder of
Tennessee marble placed on the spot
where Admiral David G. Farragut was
bom near this city. It will be dedicated
by Admiral Dewey May 15.
HALF A DOZEN TORNADOES.
Cause Great Destruction In Central
ICannaa Lives Lost.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 6. Half a
dozen distinct tornadoes occurred In Cen
tral Kansas this afternoon following a
aay oi exceemngiy nigh temperature. Two
people are known to have been killed and
tnree injureo. wires are down in the af
fected districts, maklncr it imnossihln ac
curately to sum up the damage done. A
Times special from Ellinwood, Kan., says:
ax jj:jo mis evening a tornado visited
Logan townsilD. It formed a. few mil
south of Ellinwood and passed over the
west portion oi tne city. At tne Cheyenno
Bottom, six miles north, it divided in six
different directions, and destroyed the
residences of George and William Hel
frlch. George Helfrlch and wife were in
stantly killed; William Helfrlch. his wife
and child were hadly hurt. The storm
next struck the farm of Carl Schenelder,
destroying the outbuildings and leaving
the dwelling untouched. Further Into the
country a number of others are reported
killed or injured, A largo amount of stock
A special from Lamed, Kan., 6ays:
A tornado passed southeast of here at
G o'clock this evening and struck near
Pawnee Rock, three miles distant. The
wires are down, and it is Impossible to
night to learn the extent of damage done.
Four separate funnel-shaped clouds are
reported to havo been seen in the section
of Great Bend.
Hailstones Larsre as Baseballs.
OMAHA, May 6. A special to the Bee
from Beaver City, Neb., gives further de
tails of the Wilsonvlllo tornado. Many
farmhouses were destroyed. The hall
stones were as large as baseballs, and
were driven through roofs. The twister
appeared after the bombardment and took
a northeasterly course. It was funnel
shaped, and did damage over a large area.
Farmers west and north of WllsonvUle
were the greatest sufferers. Many peg
pie fled to their cellars. A. Tower's large
house was destroyed. Tower, his wife
and daughter were seriously, though not
fatally, injured. Houses and barns of H.
H. Farrish, H. H. Corbett and H. A.
Bourne were destroyed. The latter was
seriously injured. A daughter of L. E.
McFarland was In a Summer-house, which
was lifted aad carried some distance with
out serious injur-. The residence oi
Rev. Mr. Lavlne was destroyed. His wife
and children were carried 40 feet and not
seriously Injured. Much livestock was
killed by the storm, and the damage to
crops and fruit trees was great. The
amount of damage has not been estimat
ed. Damngre to Railroad, $200,000.
DENVER. Colo., May 6. According to
the most conservative estimate, it will take
two weeks to repair the devastation
wrought on the roadbed of the Colorado &
Southern Railway in Platje Canypn by the
recent flood. Engineer Cowan estimates
the damage at $200,000. Until repairs are
finished, . aMraln service will be main
tained by way of Colorado Springs In con
nection with the Colorado Midland Railroad.
Tornado at Garza.
DALLAS. Tex., May 6. One-third of
the houses in Garza, a town in Denton
County, wero destroyed late this after
noon by a tornado. No one was hurt; the
people seeking refuge in stormhouses.
Several houses at Little Elm also were
demolished, and .several people injured.
Wires to the north are down.
TURKEY DOING NOTHING.
Lets Indemnity Matter Rest Fund
lor Indian. Famine.
CONSTANTINOPLE, May 6. The
United States Legation is doing nothing in
the Indemnity matter, which apparently is
forming the subject of direct communica
tion between tho Yildix Kiosk and the
Turkish Minister in Washington.
Rear-Admiral Ahmed Pasha, who an im
perial lrade. Issued April 25, ordered to
proceed to the United States to study the
construction of warships, has not left
The Sultan ordered the formation of a
committee to raise a fund for the relief of
the Indian famine victims. It is thought
that this will go o neutralize the effect
of the recent arrests and exile of members
of the joung Turkish party.
FRENCH ELECTION. .
Serious Blqtr to the Republicans and
PARIS, May 7, 2:15 A. M. Although it
was fully recognized that the Nationalists
intended to make a determined fight In oil
the wards of Paris, on the occasion of the
municipal elections held yesterday through,
out France, 4t was never seriously contem
plated that their efforts would be crowned
with such success as It shown hy the
results, which must be recognized as dealt
Ing a serious blow to the Republicans and
Radicals. The results show 50 definite
elections in Paris. In 30 wards second
ballots will be necessary. The Nationalists
have gained eight seats, five from the Re
publicans and three from the Radicals.
The successful candidates Include MM,
Goston-Mery. Galll, Lepelletler and. Banl
ller. The Republicans have secured eight
seats. Including seven members of the old
Council; tho Radicals and Radical Social
ists 10, and the Conservatives eight.
In wards where second ballots are neces
sary the Nationalists obtained the most
votes In H cases, but the total votes polled
by their competitors wa3 higher than the
number obtained by them.
The London Stock Market.
LONDON. May 6. Business on the
stock exchange continues unchanged, the
markets being generally weak. Shrinkage
in prices continues so steadily as to sug
gest trouble for the bulls unless good
news from the seat of war soon comes to
their assistance, The close, however, was
firmer, especially in Americana, in which
dealings of late have been very limited,
the course of the market being entirely
dictated by New York prices. While the
market closed somewhat above the worst.
prices on tne week were from 1 to 3
points lower. Baltimore & Ohio rose 1
point; Denver & Rio Grande preferred,
; Atchison, X; Union Pacific, . and
most others from HS&. MJoeo were life
less,, business being mostly confined to
professional operations. Saturday's news
caused some buying. Rands rose & to
3 and some other 1-15. The strin
gency In money was not so acute last
week, the .supply yesterday being fairly
plentiful. Call money, 3U3. and three
months' bills, 441-16 per cent.
German Money Market.
BERLIN, May 6. The Bourse last week
opened with, violent breaks in quotations
for irons and coalers; upon American mar
ket roporta. Afterward a partial recov
ery of prices occurred, but the general
tone remained nervous. The National
"Whether the United States has reached
a crisis through overproduction and will
tnrow Its surplus goods upon European
markets at the lowest prices is a question
which causes deepest concern to the Lon
don and Continental Bourses and caused
a revulsion of prices for dividend paying
paper everywhere and particularly on the
German Bourse. The movement produced
severe Josses last week, but the beginning
of this week was of a panicky character."
COMMERCE OF PORTO RICO.
Value of Imports and Exports of the
Island for Six Months.
WASHING-TON, May C The monthly
bulletin on the commerce of Porto Rico
for the six months ending December 31.
1S99, shows tho total value of merchan-1
dlso Imported during that period to have
been $5,254,712, and the total exports $2,315.
980. The imports and exports by countries,
including gold and silver, were as follows:
From tho United States $2,147,870
From Spain 1,165,329
From the United Kingdom 955.2SS
From Germany 461.879
To Cuba $ 6S9.035
To the United States 56S.S00
To France v 352,331
To Spain 278,060
Santiago Not Revolutionary.
HAVANA May 6. General Ruls Rivera.
ox-Secretary of Agriculture, says that
statements recently published repre
senting him as heading a revolutionary
movement in the Province of Santiago
are absolutely false, and. in his opinion,
mado with the intention of hurting the
cause of Cuba. He declares he could not
stir up a revolution In Santiago Province,
even if he desired to do so, as the peo
ple there are much more anxious to tend
their crops and look after their cattle
than to fight.
The. Preacher Explains.
WASHINGTON, May 6. The Rev. Dr.
Chalmers Easton made a statement to bis
congregation at the close of his sermon
tonight with reference to the suit for
slander instituted against him by Olga
Nethersole. the actress. He said:
"When I quoted the words 'lewd ac
tress," in speaking of Miss Nethersole In
the role of Sapho. I had reference not
to her personal character, of which I
have no knowledge, but to the character
of the role she is playing. I had not
the slightest intention of denouncing Miss
Nethersole's personal character, but that
of the person she impersonated, involv
ing, as it does, a widespread and pernic
ious influence upon society."
Seats for Newspaper Reporters.
PHILADELPHIA, May 6. The press
committee of the National Republican
Convention announces under the res
olution of the National Committee
all applications for press seats from dally
nowspapers for men who will be actually
engaged In reporting the convention must
be In the hands of William L. McLean,
chairman. Courthouse, Independence
square, Philadelphia, by May 15. It will
be Impossible to consider applications re
ceived after that date.
Taylor Returned to Washington.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May C Ex-Governor
Taylor left this evening for Wash
ington, in response to a telegraphic re
quest from the National Capital. One of
Taylor's attorneys said the visit would
probably extend over the greater part of
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WEBSTER . DAVIS RABID
"WISHES tOO.OOO AMERICANS WOULD
HELP THE BOERS.
rs Paul Kroger is Grand, and
That Cecil Rhodes Is the Blank
est Scoundrel UahuHg-.
NEW YORK, May 6. Webster Davis.
ex-Assistant Secretary of tho Interior,
spoke at a meeting at the Academy of
Music tonight, held under the auspices
of the New York committee to aid the
South African Republics. He said, in
"The great masses of our people do
sympathize with the Boers. They stand
for liberty, for civilization, for self-government
and for peace. Every effort
should be put forth by them to bring
this unholy war in South Africa to a
close. We cannot, as. American freemen,
whose ancestors risked their lives ion
freedom and Independence, withhold our
sympathies from the farmers of the
"Chamberlain has attempted to domi
nate and dictate In their Internal affairs
Just as George HI Interfered In the affairs
of the Colonies. Indeed, England has
trodden truth under foot and trampled
honor and good faith In the dust. And
were he to conquer the Boers there is
no doubt in the world that they would
be compelled to suffer as the people of
Ireland have suffered for centuries. Brit
ish cruelty Is proverbial.
"Dunng the battle of tho Tugela River
2000 lyddite shells fell among the Boers,
and, though at The Hague convention
dumdum bullets were condemned by rep
resentatives of the civilized world as fit
for savages, yet I have now In my pos
session three unexploded dumdums that
I picked up on top of Splonkop, In the
trenches that had been occupied by Brit
ish troops, and I have also two exploded
dumdum bullets that were given me by
a surgeon as hte extracted them from the
bodies of two dead Boers.
"Numerous have been the instances of
British cruelty in the battle fields of
South Africa, such as the abuse of the
white flag and the firing upon tho Bed
Cross. And the conduct of the British
troops, especially the Lancers, has no
parallel in modern warfare.
"England has no right to peddle us
around through Europe as the tail to her
kite," continued Mr. Davis.
"That's McKlnleylsm," shouted a man
in the audience.
"McKlnleys all right," answered Mr.
Davis. "He is a patriot, one of the corr
mon people like Lincoln, and the effort
on tho part of the British sympathizers
to connect him with the British effort to
crash liberty, to kill the two young Re
publics, and to rob and murder their
handful of brace martyrs. Is a crime, and
must be resented by every American pa
triot, McKlnley is all right, but there
aro men about him who ougnt to be got
rid of as quickly as possible.
"I wish to God 100,000 Americans would
arm themselves and with an American
fleet go to the help of the Boers. If that
is not possible, then we can tell the world
that we do not sympathize with Great
Britain, but we do sympathize with the
"There is not a grander man living to
day than Paul Kruger, and Cecil Rhodes
is tho d 1 scoundrel unhung.
"Should the British by overwhelming
numbers succeed In conquering the Boers
In the present .straggle it will avail noth
ing. Future generations will take up the
burden where their' Btricken fathers laid
It down, and the outcome is certain."
Montagu White also-spoke. He said that
he felt sure that Mr. Davis' efforts In
behalf of the Boers will be far-reaching
in the "future, and that the press of tho
country is being controlled In the in
terests of the British. He said that even
religion is being used to malign the caus
of the people of South Africa.
Resolutions were adopted tendering
thanks to those Senators and Represen
tatives who have Introduced resolutions
in Congress expressing sympathy with
the South African Republics and calling
upon the President, In the interests of
humanity and civilization, to invite the
great powers of Europe to join in a con
certed demand upon Great Britain to stop
NOT PRO-BOER NOW.
Johannesburg: Rabbi Was Expelled
by President Krugfer.
NEW YORK, May 6. Dr. Joseph H.
Hertz, who was rabbi of the Wltwaters
rand Hebrew Congregational Church of
Johannesburg until last December, when
he was expelled from the Transvaal by
President Kruger, arrived here on the
steamer Etruria today.
"I went to the Transvaal a strong pro
Boer," said he, "and I spoke on many
public occasions in favor of the Trans
vaal Government, but an Insight into the
Transvaal methods and an acquaintance
with the leading officials within the
Transvaal and the Free State, as well as
my personal experience while trying to
remove the obnoxious religious disabili
ties under which the Catholics and the
Jews suffer, gradually compelled me to
see that the Transvaal Is not a republic,
but rather an oligarchy, misgoverned on
strictly medieval principles.
"At the Uitlander meeting at Johannes
burg on July 2tf, 1SS9, I uttered these
words: 'Let President Kruger demand ot
the Catholic inhabitant, of the Jewish In
habitant of the state, everything he has
a right to demand of his own burghers.
We would give up everything. Willingly,
joyfully, would we sacrifice everything,
with the exception of our faith, our prin
ciples, our truth and our honor, and we
will not sacrifice our faith and our honor,
because the heroes of Holland and the
sturdy men who have presided at the
birth of this republic have not taught us
that by sacrificing these things we would
become worthy members of the Transvaal
"For this sentiment, I was called upon
to apologize. I was ordered towlthdraw
It. I refused, and, although an Amer
ican citizen, I was expelled."
Indorse Great Britain.
COLUMBUS, O., May 6. Services pre
liminary to the General Conference of
the A. M. E. Church were held today and
were attended by immense crowds. Res
olutions Indorsimr the position of Great
Britain In her war with the Boers were
unanimously adopted, and declare "that
while we deprecate war between Nations,
yet we heartily indorse the action of
England In her efforts In teaching these
misguided people the true lessons of our
Flans for Havana Street Railways.
NEW YORK, May $. A special to the
Herald from Washington. 6ays:
Assistant Secretary of War Melklejohn
will approve this week the plans for per
fecting the street railway system of Ha
vana. This action will be taken In ac
cordance with the recommendation of
Senator Foraker. The department recent
ly referred the plans with the indorse
ments of General Wood and General Lud
low to him to ascertain if they were in
conflict with the Foraker amendment pro
hibiting the granting of franchises in the
Island. Senator Foraker, in his reply.
Do not gripe nor Irritate- the alimen
tary canaL They act gently yet
promptly, cleanse effectually and
Sold by all druggists. 25 cents.
pointed out that the grants for the two
roads were Issued before Spain relin
quished sovereignty over Cuba and that
consequently the United States was re
quired, under the terms of the treaty of
peace, to observe them.
W. C. ENDICOTT DEAD.
Was Secretary of War in Cleveland's
BOSTON. May 6. William Crownlnshleld
Endlcott. aged 73 years. Secretary of War
during President Cleveland's first admin
istration, died at his residence In this city
this afternoon of pneumonia. Although
Mr. Endlcott's system bad been- some
what enfeebled hy an attack of la grippe,
from which he suffered lost Winter, he
had been in apparently good bodily health
up to last Wednesday, when he took his
customary drive. Shortly afterward he
was taken 111 and pneumonia developed,
the disease reaching its most acute form
Saturday evening. At that time It was
feared the patient could not live through
the night, but he rallied ellghtly. During
Sunday his respiration gradually grew
weaker and about 5 o'clock he passed
The funeral will be private, and burial
will be In Salem. Mr. Endlcott's daughter,
the wife of Joseph Chamberlain, the Eng
lish Secretary of State for the Colonies,
was notified by cable. Mrs. Endlcott was
Miss Ellen Peabody. daughter of George
Peabody, the philanthropist.
JEFFERSON". Tex., May 7-Ex-Con-gressman
David B. Culberson, father of
United States Senator C. A. Culberson, of
Texas, died this morning shortly after 12
o'clock. Ho had been suffering from la
grlppo and for the last two or three days
was uncorisclous at Intervals.
Ex-Congressman Culberson served sev
eral terms as a Democrat In the lower
house of the National Legislature, and
was at one time a prominent candidate
for the Speakership. Ho was for a long
time chairman, of the Judiciary commit
tee of the House, and was regarded as
one of the best Constitutional lawyers In
To "Washington for Burial.
NEW YORK, May G. The Army trans
port Buford arrived in quarantine to
night from Havana, having on board the
body of Mrs. General J. H. Wilson, and
General Wilson and the Misses Wilson.
The body will be shipped to Wilmington,
Del., for burial.
.MAY DRAW NEW DEMANDS.
Situation of Erie Car Repairers
Freight Handlers Quiet.
BUFFALO, May 6. The striking car
repairers of the Erie Railway today de
cided to draw a new set of demando to
be submitted to the Division Superintend
ent, and It 13 believed the Lackawanna
men will make at least one more attempt
to negotiate with Master Mechanic Can
field. A reply from the general offices of
the Lehigh Valley Is expected tomorrow,
and President DeCourcey, of the Western
New York & Pennsylvania, has promised
to reach Buffalo Wednesday. The situa
tion, therefore. Is sufficiently tentative to
act as a stay upon any" radical movement
which might have culminated when the
time limit of the men's ultimatum ex
There is some talk of the Erie yards'
switchmen striking, they claiming to have
a grievance also. The report last night
that the. New York Central repairers who
resumed work on Friday would strike in
sympathy with their affiliated craftsmen
Is also reiterated tonight.
The striking freight handlers mado no
movement today, and appear to be wait
ing to see what success attends the ef
forts of President Gompers to secure a
hearing for them from the general offices
ot the several lines of New York.
Gompers Defies Injunction.
NEW YORK, May 6. Samuel Gompers,
president of tho American Federation of
Labor, announced today that he had come
here not to confer with the railroad offi
cials in regard to the threatened railway
strike, but to openly defy tho Injunction
granted by Justice Freedman against the
striking cigar makers, which prohibits
them from picketing or attempting in any
way to deter others from taking their
places, and enjoins sympathizers from
giving financial aid for tho purpose of
continuing the strike:
"I have contributed to the fund for
pickets," said he; "and tomorrow morning
I shall speak to the strikers and urge
them to keep on, in spite of injunctions."
Raisin Growers New Plan,
FRESNO, Cal., May 6. The committee
of bankers, packers and directors of the
California Raisin Growers Association
has at last reached an agreement. The
agreement, provides for the abandonment
of the packing scheme by the association,
the signing of three years' contracts with
the growers and packers; the packers to
organize an association. The packers
agree to buy of the association the whole
crop at prices to be fixed by the associa
tion, as was done last year. The agree
ment will be submitted to a mass meeting
of growors next Saturday for ratification.
Billet Mills Close.
JOLIET, HL, May 6. The converter and
billet mills of the Illinois Steel Company'-s
plant here were closed indefinitely as the
result ot the suspension of the American
Steel & Wire Company mills. About
2500 men are idle.
To Discontinue Sunday Funerals.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 6. Liverymen of
this city have formed a commission, sup
ported by undertakers, to discontinue
Sunday funerals, on the ground that they
interfere with more lucrative business.
Mayor Forbids "Sappho."
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., May 6. "Sap
pho," which has "been played throughout
Kansas for tho past few weeks, was billed
here for Sunday night, but Mayor Neeley
forbade the production. Church people got
up in arms, and a deputation of ministers
called on Mayor Neeley and laid the mat
ter before him.
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GENERAL GARCIA CAUGH1
NEXT TO AGTJINALDO THE LEADINi
He Kept the Guerrilla "Warfare A
tlve Natives Assisted In Secret
ing Him for a Long- Tlsac.
MANILA BAY. May T.-General Pante
Ion Garcia, the highest Insurgent offlcei
except Aguinaldo, was captured yesterda
by Lieutenant E. P. Smith, of Geners
Funston's staff,. In the town of Jaer
three miles northeast of San Isidro, Prov
ince of New Ecija.
Garcia personally conducted the guei
rllla operations, and- General Funston ha
spent weeks in trying to capture hia
several companies beating tfte whol
country at night. Often the American
caught messengers bearing Garcla'S oi
ders. The people protected him -an
burned signal lights whenever the Amer
can soldiers appeared.
Recently General Funston surprised hli
and his staff while dining at Arayat e
dusk. The Fllipin6s leaped through tt
windows and escaped, leaving their p
pers and everything except the clothin
they wore. The strain of being hunte.
finally exhausted their endurance.
General Funston, who came to Manll
to bid farewell to General Otis, will ri
turn arid endeavor to persuade Garcl
to secure the surrender of his forc
which number several thodsond. Most
them live in the mountains.
Jaen Is the largest ungarrlsoned tow
In the province. Spies reported that Ga:
cla was sick and hadkbeen compelled t
hide there, and Lieutenant Smith wit
Lieutenant Day and 40 cavalry, su"
rounded t-he town. The spies led them d
rectly to the house where Garcia wt
disguised as a peasant, only a major an
two servants being with him. They sis
Garcia commanded all the lnsu.
gents In Central Luzon, several general
Including Pio del Pilar and Mascardi
being under him.
WILDMAN'S "REIGN OF TERROR
Says We Must Send More Soldiers t
Subdue the Filipinos.
NEW YORK. May 6. Edwin Wlldma.
former Vice-Consul at Hong Kong, coj
tributes an article, on "A Reign of Ta
ror In tne Philippines" to Leslie's Weel
ly, of which the following is an abstrac
"Although General Otis would have x
believe that the war in the Phlllpplm
Is over, I learn from private sources
Information ot the highest authority tin
there exists a ve-ltable reign, of tern
in most parts of the Archipelago wltl
In a gunshot from our army posts. Eithi
General Otis is blind to the situation,
is keeping the real facts from the Amer
can people. Aguinaldo'3 forces have sea
tered Into marauding bands, and leagulr
themselves with the mountain Tullsan
and Ladrones, terrorize tho ctjuntry ax
effectually check tho cultivation of croj
and tho sale of marketable products.
"The few ports that have been obtains
havo shipped away what little su
ply they contained, and the tot
upon tons of hemp, sugar and rj
that are stored in the interior are b
yond the reach of buyers. The monc
paid for the thousands of bales of hem
shipped from garrisoned ports has foun
Its way Into the Insurgent coffers, ax
the revolutionary Juntas at Hong Koe
and Singapore are making extensive pu:
chases of arms, preparatory to a renew
season of filibustering and general ho
tilitles as soon as the rainy season
over. Our army. is busy protecting the
posts, while the Insurgents carry on the
operations in the interior and paralys
agriculture and trade.
"Scattered bands of armed lnsurgen
wage war against all who hesitate to a4
knowledge the Aguinaldo Governmen
and the Inhabitants are ''in a state
terror that prevents honest Industry
open alliance with American soverelgnt.
"The American troops make short wor
of these robbers, hut our garrisons ai
so far apart and so few in numbei
that they invariably are obliged to fa
back to a seaport town where they ca
get supplies from Manila, for the lnsu
gents have so thoroughly ravaged tt
country that It is Impossible to supp
even a small battallion with native pn
"If we ever hope to put an end I
this Indian warfare we must send add
tlonal forces to the. Islands. Our preset
corps is totally inadequate to cope wit
the situation and bring the war to
close. The islands, commercially
otherwise, will be utterly useless un.
life and property are made safe." (
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