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EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT.
ASTOItlA, OKIWON, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 16, 1896.
Of the Fine Lines of Men's and Boy's Cloth
ing, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots and
Shoes, Trunks, Valises, Umbrellas, Blankets,
Quilts, etc., at factory prices for cash, at
one price to all alike.
C. S. JACOBSON
COMMERCIAL ST.. ASTORIA. OR.
0 YOU NEED ANYTHING
A New Lot of
Boat Stores... &t Everything
In the Fisherman's Supply Line
...(Dust Be Sold in the tfext Sixty Days.-
TrtiNlee for M. C CROSBY
ATJIIEUNIQUE... , wwimm
From fgJt.OO Upward
811k Suit. 02O Upward
Al Snselsl Sal M LADIES' UNDERWEAR. Call sad See
vata and Price. '
S. FREEMAN, lata of Preemsn Holme.
COLUHBIA IRON WORKS
Foundrymen, Blacksmiths. Machinists and Boiler Makers
Manufacturing and Repairing of all Kinds
Iron and Brass Castings. General Blacksmith Work
SPECIALTIES - Welch Patent Wheel, Ship
Sntthlnr anil SltamSuat Work, Cannery and
Mill Machinery. Marina and Stationary Boll
ra Built to Ordar,
dTSpeclally equipped for Loggers' Work.
Bay Foundry). Phone 78. Conespondence
.StfAP fl -KODAK.
at any man coming out ol
our itora and you'll Ret
portrait ol a man brimming
over with pleasant though.
Buch quality In tho liquors
ws have to offer are enough to
pleaie any man.
COMB ANO TRY THEM
HUQHES & CO.
For the One-Price
Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers
lrttkr prkbbeb, copyino boo kb,
inkstand tablicts, inks,
iii.ank books, hlub print pa
pick, wabtb habkktb. dbbic
trays, pkn rack. typ writ
ino paper. rib don i and carbon
...Citv Boole Store
...Wool , Sulfa.... ,
From $0 to $SO
LE VERE .5: CO.
R. T. BARLE. Ula of Bteckten, Cal.
Located on 18th and Franklin (Scow
la thara a man with heart so oold.
That from hla family would withhold
Tha oomforta which they all oould And
In artlolea of FURNITURK of tha right
And we would suggest at thla season a
nlc Bldeboard, Extension Table, or aet
of Dlnlnic Chain. We have the largest
and finest line aver ahown In tha city
and at price that cannot fall to please
the cloeeat buyers.
HEIL-BORN a SON
THE PICKET LINE
Brilliant I'rcseotitlcm or the Popular
War Drama by the Astoria
Foot bull Club.
TIIEATF.K LH IK ALLY PACKED
The Affair Wat Ike Most Sscctsnfil JUatesr
rrudactioi Ever Vitacsscil Is Thla
City, tad Droigkt Oat So
ciety (1 Fill Force.
To aay that Uat night' production ot
"At tha Picket IJne" by tha members
of tha Astoria Football Club waa an un
qualified success la but to five the proper
credit to IhoM person who took part.
Never before In tha hlatory of the city
were ao many people gathered together
at an entertainment of thla kind and
never before waa a play ao faultleaaly
produced by amateurs. In brier, the en
tertainment waa characteristic ot tha As
lorla football Club, Inasmuch aa It gav
Shortly after 7 crowds began flocking to
Fisher a. and by ;, at which hour tha
curtain rose, the theatre waa crowded.
The newly-organised orcheatra, undr
Ilia leadership or Prof. Buaey, furnlebed
tha mualc for tha orcaelon, which
waa one of the moat pleaaiixc featurra
et the evenlna. The caul of character
and tha fact that the play waa to be
liven under the auaplrea of the Aetorta
Koothall Club, brought out an Imaneitee
throne, and aoctety waa tner In forre.
The only unpleaamnt feature of the whole
Iwrformance waa tba dlepoalllon of a por
tlun of the audience to lauctt at pathetic
ecrnre. lxral talent haa never appeared
but what thla Inauittne action haa beeB
Indulged In. much to the dlagraoe
though they probably de not know It
of thoaa who carry en ao. A visitor In
the city, after the performance laat
Writ, aald "they acted like cattle." Tha
g-entleman waa right.
There ware but two Uillee In the coat.
Mr. J. H. Patteraon and Ml Jeal
Jowctt Both woo the hearts of tha audi-
enra when they appeared upon the atare.
Their coelumee were ebtmnt and their
acting waa abeolutely fault le. Mr. Pat
terson haa had eonelderable enpertcnre
on the eta, having taken part In eevvrai
amnlcur performanree, and the lady
played her part to perfection kiat ewn-Ina-
Mrr artlatlc ability la not without
other aupiKirt. for with It are Wautlrul
featurea and perfect form. Mr, fatter
ton took the part or "Ionora." a l.'nlon
py, who. at the rink or her own noble
life, rntera the rebel rank In ilerrnae Ol
Her Country. The lady waa an Ideal
heroine, ami her acting elicited the
warmeet applaum rrem tho audience.
Mlea Jewett played a very prvtly part
"Bllvy llolmea"-daughter. aletcr and
aweethrart. No more urTecttunnt daugh
ter, more loving alater, or truer aweel
heart ever llve.1. Mlea JVeale flrat ap
trr.l In the modeat autre or a poor
furmera daughter, a becoming atin bon
net making her very cut. In the
lnt art the young lady appeared In her
weddlnai dree, ami then. Inatead of the
bewitching little farmer'a artrl. ahe waa
the Ideal of a beautiful woman. Mlaa
Jcaale carried out her part with a natural
grace which completely captivated the
audience. A vocal sola rendered by her
In the third act brought down the houae,
and the young lady waa compelled to re
apond to the hearty encore. Both ladlea
were recipient of beautiful bouquela
A.i for the gentlemen, they covered
thacnaelvea with glory. Mr. Terry Mc-
Kean. who haa appeared In public aev
rrnl tlmea, and who la a warm favorite
with the theatre-goer of Aetorta, played
"Bqulre Holme." rheumatlo In soul, but
Roman In body. Hla efTorta were de
serving of the applause he received. Mr.
Duncan Blunrt, owing to hla humorous
part, waa the pet of the audience. He
waa alnted on the program aa "Hiram
Lufkrn." a raw recruit In love and war;
and such Indeed waa he. Hla" vole waa
pitched to high c, and waa a squeaky
na a rusty hinge. Buch an awkward, un
sophisticated, but withal comical gnwk
waa never seen, and he kept the audience
In a continual atate or laughter. Mr.
Htuiirt'a performance waa the best, with
the exception of two comedian In "A
Hullrond Ticket," that waa ever seen at
Mr. Harry II. Yldnlln, a professional
actor, carried out his difficult part as
only a professional can. Ha wua "Caleb
Holmes," the wayward aon: a man ot
the world, yet a loving brother; a de
serter, and almost a thief, but honest at
hcurt. Cast from his home, hunted by
the soldiery, enlisted In both Northern
and Confederate armies, narrowly eacnp
lnar death by poisoning, he nnnlly returns
to gladden the laat yours nf his old
futlier and see his sister wedded to the
man aha loves. Throughout the pluy Mr.
Vltbilln exhibited hla ability, of which
the audience showed Ita appreciation.
Hla make-up as a soldier wtta perfect.
Mr. John R. Knthom Impersonated "Al
bert Cherrlngtqn," a hero of the re
bellion. Hla also waa a pretty part. To
save the life of his friend, Caleb Holmes
(Mr. Vldalln) he enlists In the Union
army, leaving; the object ot hla affections
at the mercy of the man who would wed
her agalnat her will. Mr. Rathom did
very well and was one of the strongest
character In the play.
To say that Mr. Richard Carruthers In
curred the enmity of every person In the
houae la but telling the truth, for aucn
animosity waa the only consequence ot
a correct Interpretation of his part He
was "Harry Croascoroh," a man ot
sohemes. and he Waa Indeed a villain. Hla
only object was to alienate the affections
of Bllvy from her lover and then marry
her, thua getting control of a large In
heritance. After much scheming, his
plana were frustrated and on the very
day When all seemed favorable to him,
hn waa exposed.
Mr. Henry J. Weeks, an actor of no
mean ability, ptHjed the part of "Ser.
geant O'Stout," the houghty commander
of tho awkward squad, as hla name
would Imply, the sergeant wua Irish, ttnd
caused no end or amusement. HI ren
dition of "Mush, Mush, Mush," was
Mr. R. T. Burnett made an excellent
"Onptnln Harford, ' and displayed mark
ed ability. His acting was that of a
hard-headed commander, alwuys calm,
but quick. Messrs. Charles HlfcKtn and
Andre-w DnH'Hy had two gruesome parts.
The former Impersonated "Sal," a robber
of the dead, and the latter "Jerry," her
partner In crime. Mr. Hlavlns made a
lrfect hag, while Mr.- Dnlulty, with hla
b'arkemxl. features and attire of a des
perado, sent a shudder through every
one. Mr. Jam Meachan played "Cor
porsl Dumpay," aWgrant O'Htoul's right
howar. In a most satisfactory manner,
Tha rnMnliers of the awkward squad,
Mara. Cllnow, Cherry, King, Klgner,
Btona, (llardlna, and Pox, wero all very
good, and lb camp Ufa aranrs In which
they appeared were some of the beat ol
Altogether the production was one ot
which all who latrtlclpeled may well feel
proud. Not a hitch occurred to mar the
prooawdlnara, and thus who attended will
sek only the highest words of praise
for rne enlerprlMrig ladle and gentle
men. Captain Day, of Port Canby, aaalatad In
elaglnsr the war scenes, and It waa due
to him that thoaa scene were to perfect
ly put on. It la to lie hoped the A. V. C.
will see nt to again present "At the
More Stockholders Pall Into Unand a
Meeting Called for Tuesday.
Yesterday aflertioon aeveral of the
stockholder who were shoent the day
before formally signed their name to
the stock books for the smount of the
subscription made by them. The addi
tional signer were A. R .Cyrus, T. M.
Bewley, V.'. W. rUdehalgh, Wm. Hlmson,
E. J. Port, and W. W. Whipple. There
are several other stockholders who are
atlll out of town, beside those Irvine; In
Portland whs hare not yet had an op
portunity of signing the books.
A meeting; of the board of directors
haa been called for next Tuesday In As
toria, by which time the balance of tke
stock will have been taken up, and ptaas
will be proeeeoad with for Mttinar the
contracts of the construction of tha
building. It waa rumored yesterday that
certain west aid property holder had
taken the Inltltory steps toward the
building of a large Kate! on the east stde
of the bay. When improvements once
start In a town having the Important
commercial situation that Astoria has,
one enterprise quickly follows another,
until even the most sarututne are sur
prised at the result obtained. It lakes
nerve to start the ball to rolling. The
successful beginning mad by tbe Plavel
Hotel Company la well In accord with
the character ot the men engaged In It,
ENOLAND'8 RETt'RN TO PROTEC
TION. For Ave hundred years England had a
protective policy, prom that policy ahe
passed from the moat backward country
In Kurope to the leading commercial
country In tbe world. Under that pol
icy she gave mankind the 'actorr sys
tem, parliamentary Institutions, rellclous
freedom, abolished slavery SOd estab
lished the highest wages In '-' Kurope,
By the economic advantages thus ac
quired, she. developed a superior pro
ductive capat tty iUeh enabled her to
undersell on aen terms sll other manu
facturers In the world.
Having securely obtained thla advan
tage, she sought to Increase the pros
perity of ber manufacturing ctaasea by
capturing foreign marketa. To this end,
having no fear of competition In manu
facture, and desiring cheap food in or
der that her manufacturers mlnht have'
lower-priced labor, on June tt, ISM. she
adopted free trade, removing all Import
duties upon breadstuff and raw ma
terials, aa well aa manufacture.
This waa heralded abroad aa the stroke
of economic emancipation, and haa been
the bosla of nearly all economic litera
ture ever since. Free trade haa been
proclaimed aa the true economic policy
for natlona In thla country, the eco
nomic doctrinaires have persistently
propagated the notion that our only hope
for permanent prosperity Is In Imitating
the English end adopting free inula
Thus far, we hare refused to be con
verted, but now and then have wavered
to the extent or making s partial ex
periment and paying the penalty In
On the 17th of June next, England will
have hod hair a century's experience
under this free trade regime; and It Is
significant thnt at the and of a fifty
years' experiment which has not con
verted a single country, she Is now tak
ing atepa to return aa gracefully, but aa
effectively aa possible, to a ,.roteive
policy. Thla la what Intelllsynt protec
tionists have predicted would necessarily
be the nnat outcome. England's com
petitive superiority over her continental
producer haa all along been due to the
superiority of her maohlnery; and her
ability to undersell American producers
haa been due to her lower wages. Thla
seems to be an enurma to tree trailers.
They have never been able to understand
why England'a power to undersell In the
American markets waa the result of an
entirely different cause from her power
to undersell continental prod'icers.
From Ounton'a Maostne (N. Y ), for
MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S ORCHIDS.
It la commonly supposed ihat Mr.
Chamberlain Is the greatest amate.ir or
chid grower In the world, but thla la far
from being the case. His collection la
worth from 175,000 to !0ti.(W. The col
lection of the Dewaarer Empress of Ger
many, however. Is worth nearly double
that ot Mr. Chamberlain. Miss Alice
Rothschild la a most enthusiastic horti
culturist, her collection of roses alone
being valued at S50.0M). The Archduke
Joseph ot Austria owns 1200.000 worth ot
flowers. W. W. Astor recently paid
ICOUO to an English grower for the stock
of a single variety of rose tree.
I'm six years old: yes. six today.
And how I made the people stare
At that conductor on the car
Who wanted ma to pay halt fore.
"No, sir," said I, "you've missed your
I'm six, and not a minute least" .
Zltella Cocke, In Youth's Companion.
"I have Just seen." writes a oorre
rporalent to a contemporary, "to grains
of rice that have been recently sold for
5 apiece. Upon each is carved a perfect
representation of Buddha seated on a
throne of lotus leaves, and holding; a
beautifully carved lotus leaf In his
Inquirer Doea a fish diet strengthen
Eastern Editor's answer Perhaps not;
but going fishing seems to Invigorate
Drapery of every kind Is on annoy.
ance to Prince Bismarck; even lamp
shades ore not permitted in his rooms.
The beat chemical compound (or wash
ing; powder Is "Sonp Foam,'' as it will
not "yellow, the clothes," nor burn the
hands. It's the finest thing In the world
for ths bath. One trial will convince.
Ciptila-General uylcr Orders All
tbe Cora to Ik Brought la
ARE GIVEN TWENTY DAYS
If tke Con Is Sot Tkts All Tsrses Over t
to tke CoverasKst. tke Nraert
Bccosh Crisritals ss Tkcir
Havana, May 1&. -Captain-General
Weyler has Issued a proclamation giving;
ten country people twenty days In which
to deposit In the government centers all
(he corn procuraW In the provinces of
Plnsr del Rio, Havana and Matansas.
The owners of tbe corn must carry or
transport It to the villages nearest to
wbtcb are the detachment of Btenlsh
troops. If the ooantry people are suable
to transport the corn themselves they
wlU be furnished necessary Vehicles and
toe military authorities at the collecting
centers have been authorised to pur
chase toe eora at the market price, or
receive It on deposit At the expiration
of the twenty days sll the com not de
posited or so purchased by tbe military
authorities will be considered contraband
of war and the owners of It will be pun
ished ss criminals.
The Spanish authorities sent from Clen
fuegos yesterday, province of Santa
Clara, to Crucee, a a prisoner of war,
Mammerlo Romero, on of the insurgent
leaders who had been sentenced to death
by court-msrtlal at o'clock In the morn-Ins-.
He was executed at Crucee at I
o'clock ths same evening.
Markets In Depressed Condition Waiting-,
New Tork. May 15. -R. O. Dun ft Co. 'a
Weekly Review of Trade tomorrow will
It li how th middle of May. too late
for business to change materially until
the prospects ot coming craps are as
sured and definite shape baa been given
to the presidential contest by the con
ventions. Until the future Is more clear
there to a prudent disinclination to pro
duce much beyond orders, or to order be
yond Immediate and certain needs. It
this waiting spirit prevails two months
longer It will crowd Into the but hslf ot
the year an enormous buslneee. If the
outlook then Is good. For the present
there I less business on the whole then
a year ago. though In some branches
there Is more and the delay following the
depression Is to many moat trying and
causes numerous failures.
The Iran end steel Industry Is pronounc
ed ss dull as It ever haa been In Ita
whole history at Pittsburg, In part be
cause of doubt about the maintenance ot
price recently received, and the de
mand la ao small that In spite of such ad
vances, the prices average LI per cent
lower for the week.
The failures for the week have been
ZM In the United States against HI -last
year, and IS In Canada against 17 last
Intense Excitement In the Cleveland Con
Cleveland, May li-InteresL scarcely
less Intense than that ot the national po
litical convention, centers around the
election of two bishops In the Methodist
general conference. Three ballots were
taken today, and one of these will not
be announced until tomorrow, sltohugh
the result is known In certain quarters.
The highest vote on the third ballot
Is thst of Chaplain McCabe, and la la
more than 100 abort of enough to elect.
Balloting may go on all tomorrow. The
vote on the third ballot U: Chaplain
McCabe. SS4' Dr. Earl Cranston, 503: Rev.
Dr. J. E. W. Bowen. 170; Rev. Dr. J. W.
Hamilton, 153: Rev. Dr. H. A. Ruts. Ill
McKINLEY IN CLEVELAND.
Cleveland, May 15. Major McKlnley
came up to Cleveland from Canton today
and will remain In tbe city over Sunday.
Tomorrow evening he will deliver ad
dresses to the delegates of the Methodist
Concerning the report that he came
here to confer with a committee from
the A. P. A. convention now In session at
Washington, Major McKlnley sold:
"Many people call to see me every day
and I aee oil that come. But no con
ference has been arranged and I have
not been notified of the coming ot any
committee from Washington."
THB BALL GAMES.
Seattle. May IS. Victoria. 9: Seattle 6.
St. Louis, May 15.-8t. Louis, 6; Washing-ton.
Pittsburg, May 15. Boston, 8; Pitts
Louisville, May la.-Louisvllle, 9; Phlla
Cleveland, May 15. -Cleveland. 10; New
Tacoma, May 15. Portland, 7; Tacoma (
Chicago, May IS. -Chicago, S; Balti
THB OREGON IN A GALE.
Santa Crus., Cal.. May 15. The battle
ship Oregon arrived this evening; from
Santa Barbara. She encountered a se
vere gale of wind blowltur fifty miles an
hour. She sailed an average of seven
knots an hour and behaved splendidly
all through the gale. She will sail for
San Francisco tomorrow morning.
Liverpool, May 15. Wheat spot, steady
o. 1 rea winter, os suja: jo. 1 nara man
Itoba, 5s 4"d: No. 1 California, 6s 4Vjd.
Portland, May 15. Wheat, unchunged.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE IN THE CHURCH
By Rev. Caroline J. Bartlett.
The press has given news Indicating
that the great Methodist Episcopal
Church Is meditating a more liberal aim
and enlightened policy towards Its worn
en. The Pennsylvania conference, we are
toin, nas voted to accept women as lay
delegates, and there is reason to hope
that at no distant day tbe general confer
ence (which once denied admission to
Krsjvis Wlllard) will grant a place to
women aa voting delegates. This will of
course lead speedily to the ordination
of women to the Methodist ministry.
Tbe Importance of giving: to women tbeir
rightful place In the government of th
church and In Ita preaching and pastoral
service, caa hardly be ovcresumalsd.
T-hoao who would relegate woman to
'her sphere," usually take tbe ground
that woman Is, In ber mental, moral and
spiritual constitution, substantially dif
ferent from nan and that therefore an
should not undertake th hlgbct- sctrr
Itles which ha haa thus far -reserved tor
If ws assume this difference to bs a
fact, then by that fact woman as unerr
ingly summoned to lake her plaos bet
aid j msn In all church councils and In
Whether tho difference between man
hood and womanhood constats in the pos
session of some quality or quaiiliee by
each which th other does net possess;
or whether the difference Ilea in the usu
al prepondenuwie of certain common
qualities la tho one sex and of certain
other common qualities in the otber sex
still, the two resultants are substantially
and. let us trust, Inersdlcsbly different
so that tho Ideal humanity Is not man
and Is not wossan It Is both. And thus
It Is that humanity, being mads up ot
two divers halves, needs its Interpreters,
else the uterptrstation, the teaching, the
religion must bo warped. Ineosnplet In
effective and not roundly human.
What la the trouble today with the
creeds, from the tyranny of which so
many of th churches ore trying to free
themselves f Why, they were formulated
by on half of humanity for bou halve.
The woman element was utterly Ignored.
The mother heart was not permitted to
voice Itself. Relentless logic which, "they
say," preponderates with man, was al
lowed full sway, without It bavins; been
first determined whether the premises
upon which they built were in any sort
of harmony with the thought of love at
the heart of the universe, which "they
say," next to Its throne in the heart ot
God himself, bos Its highest seat in the
When women help to formulate the ex
pressions of religious faith which contrib
ute ao powerfully to mould tba personal
religious convictions of those who sub
scribe to them, then the church itself
will bs humanised, and whether It be a
man or a woman who ministers from
your pulpit the genius of the church, the
spirit of the religion he or she teachea.
will be broadly and highly, strongly ana
tenderly, bravely and purely human ana
dtvtn. Then we will all pray to "Our
Father and our Mother God."
PENSION BILLS PABStuD,
Washington. May 15 The houae today
occupied Itself In passing the prtvats
pension bills which were favorably acted
upon during the two special day given
to their consideration. Thirty-four were
held up because they were not engrossed,
but one hundred were passed, leaving
about sixty yet undisposed of.
The Hoge-Otey election contest from
the 8lxth Virginia district via unani
mously decided in favor of Otey, Dem
ocrat the sitting member.
Oleon, N. T.. May 15. The Republicans
of the Thirty-fourth District of New
York, :he laat district convention to be
held in this state, met today and elected
delegates to St Louis. Instructions for
McKlnley were adopted.
San Francisco, Msy 15. John T. Fljmn,
who was accused of the murder of "Ba
by Browning," was discharged by Police
Judge Low this afternoon.
THERE IS MORE DANGER.
In City 8treets than In Travelling on
The Railway Age says: Timid travel
ers may be comforted by knowing that
they ore vastly more liable to be killed
while walking city streets than while
occupying railway cars. At a recent
gathering of officials of the London ana
Southwestern railway the chairman stat
ed that during the last five years that
company hod carried US millions of peo
ple, and In that time It had not killed a
passenger, whereas, in the streets ot
London alone between SDO and SOS persons
are killed every year. In the last year
for which a report hod been published
247 persons were killed In London streets,
while, in the same year, on all the rail
ways of the country, carrying thousands
of millions of people, only five passen
gers were killed. Although American
railways cannot show so good a record
as those of Great Britain, in comparison
with the number of persons carried, yet,
considering the much greaetr mileage
and the longer average distances trav
eled, the fatalities are encouragingly few.
The last year's report of the Interstate
commerec commission shows that the
number of passengers killed In the United
States waa 4, being one out ot each
l.tKS.791 carried, or one for each 44,103,221
SANTA FE EARNINGS.
The Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe
system, now reduced to 6, 481 miles by
pruning off some of its suckers. Is show
ing gradual Improvement In the nine
months ended March Si, gross earnings
Increased tfitit.W, and In spite of an in
crease of S4T5,bb7 In expenses, tt.ere was
a gain In net earnings of USX.55. The
March statement shows a small decrease
In gross, but retrenchment effected a
gain ot 136,742 In net. March, howevur,
was a disappointing month with many
roads, and better results are to be ex
CARD OF THANKS.
I hereby wish to express my slncerest
thanks to Mrs. Caroline Suti and friends
for tho party given to me In her resi
dence. I wish you all Joy and happiness
In return. MRS SOPHIA MAATTA.
The Greenwood Cemetery Association
has chartered the steamer Telephone for
Decoration Day, May 30th, and will in
vite all lot owners and a few of their
friends to visit that beautiful burying
ground to decorate the graves of the de
parted soldiers. The steamer will leave
her dock at 2:S0 p. m.
Highest Of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
Pearful Loss of Life aod Property
Througi a Long Belt of
TOWNS WIPED OFF THE MAP
Crest Cxcitea-tie rrmtls Tkrosgfeoat tk
Devastates District Tke Dea Tiki
Is by Mildred's Huy
Barlt is tke ."lad".
Fort Worth, Tex., May IS. -A special to
th Gasetts from Sherman. Tex., says:
A most disastrous cyclen struck Sher
man at 4M o'clock this afternoon, entire
ly wiping out th western end of tho
toww. To loss Hfe Is appalling, as
tba dead or estimated at between tklrtsr
and forty, which Is a very conservative
estimate. Many more are fatally or ser
iously injured. At o'clock this evening
twelvs bodies are lying In the courtfcoaaw
and aa many more ar scattered abeut
across th desolate west end of the city.
No accurate estimate ran be made yet ot
the loss of lift snd property.
. Th work of rescue and search for tke)
missing goes on. Th business part aC
town is deserted and th greatest excite
Th Westsrn Union onto ts overflowed)
with anxious ones sending messages so
inquiring the fate of other town. Every
available wagon, buggy and horn is 1st
uss by searchers and workers on th
field of death. As time grow, latar re
ports of greater loss of tit and property
are arriving. Many stories ot miraculous
escape ar raid.
Tbe tKensaa court houae ts InaufSchmc
to hold th dead and wounded. - Th vat
cant Moore building on the south of th
square wss utilised at ( o'clock, fifteen
colored peopl, dead or dying, being plac
ed there. Express drays, baggsg wag
ons and all kind of vehicle continue t
come with dead bodies. . Around th
Moor building the highest exutteaient
pre valla, and th greatest difficulty Is ex
perienced la getting th names of th
victims and accural report.
Th storm struck Sherman without
wsmlns; on th southwest corner ot th
city and cleared a path US yards M
along th west end of tbe town.. Hanseov
trees, fences, and everything gave war
before the terrible fore of the cyclone.
Th negro part of the town suffered mean '
severely. There ar probably thirty ne- .
groes killed. Ten bodies have been pick
ed np in Post Oak creek- Th flood ot
rain which attended the storm was se
vere. The town Is a mass of mud and
floating debria There is much difficulty
In finding the dead and Injured.
EIGHT KILLED AT HOWB.
Howe. Texas, May 15. Today's terrfWe
cyclone (truck this town leaving death
and ruin in Its wake. The path of th
cyclone at this point wss a quarter of a
mile wide. Ten farmhouses and as many
horns were wrecked. Eight persons wens
killed outright and aa many Injured.
The bark waa ripped from trees ao
much stock killed.
CYCLONE DOES DAMAGE.
Fort Worth, Tex, May 1S.A. Gasetta
special from Denton. Texas, says:
A cyclone struck tbe town or Urlbhle
Springs, eighteen mils north of YJejaUMa,
this afternoon. Several person were
killed and many wounded so badly they
cannot live. The property loss Is great.
Particulars are unobtainable,
HOUSES BLOWN AWAY.
Justine. Tex, May 15. A cyclone struck
the town of Justine at 2:20 p. m.. blowing
away twelve houses, killing one man,
named W. J. Evans, ot Keller. Texas,
and badly injuring seventeen others. Th
cyclone also did much damage north ot
Sherman, Tex., May 15. Sixty peopl
wer killed in a cyclone in this city to
day. REPUBLICANS UJ IDAHO.
Dubois ts Their Master snd They Win
Obey His in .All Things.
Pocatello, Idaho. May 15. The Republl- '
can state convention will assemble ber
tomorrow. Only a few delegate have so
far arrived, but a number or leaders or
on the ground. There will be U votes la
the convention, nearly 200 of which will
be for Dubois. The tatter's followers will
put him at the head of the dele ration,
and wilt name no associates not thor
oughly in sympathy with him.
The opposition Is made up of friends
of 8enator Shoup, who are anxious that
be be sent as a delegate. This is hardly
likely, however, as he has not been In
full accord with Dubois. It Is possible
there will be a bolt in the convention.
There ore thirty or forty delegates who
appear determined to offer a resolution
to pledge the delegates to support th
national nominees, and. when it is voted
down, to bolt and elect a contesting dele
gation. DUPONT UNSEATED.
Thrown out of the United States Senate
by the Democrats,
Washington, May IE. By a vote of 31
to 10 the senate determined today that
Henry A. Dupont was not entitled to a
seat In the senate from the state of Dela
ware. This closed a long and animated
controversy which had been one of th
moat notable contests of its kind in to
history of the senate. The result wss
in doubt up to the Isst moment and this
lent added interest to the final vote.
There had been some question as to the
direction ot Stewart's vote, but It was
cast with those of the Democrats an
Populists and was the decisive vote in
declaring Dupont not entitled to a Beat
Count Tolstoi receive letter In four
or five languages and always replies In
that in which he Is addressed.