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Exploding Dynamite Kills
100 Men In Cuba.
CAUSE OF DISASTER UNKNOWN
Owing to Race Trouble, Soldiers Were
Loading Explosives For Shipment '
When Crash Came Massive
Havana, May IS). Military "Ulcers
sire today rigidly Investigating the two
almost simultaneous explosions of dy
uaniite, 3,000 pounds lu nil, which de
molished the rural guard barracks in
the city of Plnnr del Rio and killed
fully a hundred persons and wouuded
nearly as many more.
Captain Alfredo Itavuna and Captain
Caspar Bolnncourt of the garrison and
their families are reported to he hurled
In the ruins of the ollicers' quarters,
adjacent to the barracks.
Most of the dead were rural guards,
hut the entire families of several olli
cers of the guard, It Is reported, were
killed also as well as some employees
of the public works department nud
residents of the city, on which fell a
deluge of masonry and other debris
from the blown up building.
It Is not knoyii yet whether the ex
plosion was the result of an accident
or was the work of -conspirators, but It
probably was accidental.
Several relief trains carrying rural
.guard surgeons, ollicers and men and
government officials started from Ha
vana to the scene of the catastrophe,
108 miles distant.
The barracks, a massive building of
Spanish construction, stood on a hill In
the outskirts of the city to the north.
In consequence of the alarm oyer
race disturbances the government or
dered all deposits of dynamite in the
vicinity in the possession of contract
ors for road construction and other
public works to he removed to the barracks-
for safe k.-e()Injj.. .
They we're loading cases of the dy
namite on wagons for shipment to the
.government magazine In Havana when
it terrific explosion occurred, Instantly
followed by another, strewing the cen
tral court, In which the work was
going on, with dead and wounded.
The whole massive barracks build
ing wns destroyed, the adjacent row of
ollicers' quarters was demolished, and
the whole northern section of the city
was deluged with a torrent of frag
ments of mnsonry.
The work of exhuming the dead nnd
searching for those who still may be
alive is going on, but Is greatly re
larded by the destruction of the elec
tric light wires nnd the fear that un
exploded dynamite remains In the ru
ins. According to reports received here,
inaugled remains of victims were
found In the streets of the city n mile
from the scene of the explosion.
TRAINMEN VOTE FOR STRIKE.
After Count Leaders Confer With
New York. May lO.-Otlleers of the
Brotherhood of Hallroud Trainmen and
the Order of Itallroad Conductors com
pleted the canvass of the vote of the
Erie trainmen and conductors on the
question of a strike or the enforce
ment of the demands for the scale of
wages paid to the Baltimore and Ohio
men, nnd It was then announced that
the vote for declaring a strike was a
fraction over 05 per cent. Under the
rules of the two organizations the
presidents of the organizations of
trainmen and conductors in such cases
mnke a final effort to bring about an
amicable settlement before the strike
goes into effect.
In accordance with this rule. Presi
dents Lee nnd Gnrretson of the two
organizations notified the officials of
the Erie, and a conference was ar
ranged by them with General Manager
J. V. Stuart of the Erie. General Su
perintendent Stone of the Erie wus
also present, but did not take any part
in the proceedings.
At this conference on behalf of the
Erie It wns stated again that It was
not lu a position to grant the large ad
vances, ranging In some cases to over
0 per cent over present wages. Be
fore the strike vote was taken the
company had offered an advance in
wages averaging 0 per cent, which had
lieen rejected. At the conference the
company made another counter propo
sition, but no settlement was reached.
Life Guard Mysteriously Shot.
Umdou, Mny 19. Captain Claude
Champion do Cresplgny of the Second
Life Gunrds, one of the regiments of
which King Edward was colonel In
chief, was found dead nt the roadsldo
near Kliigscllffe with a bullet wound
lu his head. Tin captain had a fine
GEORGE W. COLEMAN.
Dishonest Bank Clerk Is Sen
tenced to Long Term In Prison.
Boston, May 10. George W. Cole
man, after admitting that he looted
the National City bank of Cambridge
of $309,000, was sentenced to fifteen
years in prison at Greenfield, Mass.,
by Judge Halo In the United States
In moving for sentence the district
nttorney asked that Coleman be sent
to jail, as the law under which he wns
convicted does not cnll for hard labor,
This has raised the question of the
legality of the sentence of Charles W.
Morse, the financier, who is now serv
ing n term at hard labor In the federal
prison at Atlanta. It Is thought that
the technicality may result In the re
lease of Morse.
Results of Games Played In National
and American Leagues.
NATIONAL LEAGUE.- "
At Cincinnati New York, 10; Cincin
nati, 0. Batteries Mnthewson and
Meyers; Suggs and McLean.
At Chicago (ten innings) Chicago, 3
Brooklyn, 2. Batteries Pfelster and
Archer; Barger and Erwin.
At rittsburg Pittsburg, 8; Boston, 5.
Batteries Camnltz and Gibson; Curtis,
Graham and Brown.
At St. Louls-St. Louis, 5; Philadel
phia, 2. Batteries Bachman and
Phelps; Moren and Moran.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.C.
Pittsburg I." 8 .052
Chicago 14 11 .5G0
New York 15 12 .550
Cincinnati 12 10 .545
Philadelphia ...V 12 11 .522
St. Louis k; .500
Boston 0 10 .liOO
Brooklyn !i 18 .3315
At New York New York, 0; St. Lou
Is, 3. Batteries Frill, Vaughn and
Klelnow; Streuituel and Allen.
At Philadelphia-Philadelphia, 4; Chi
cago, 2. Batteries Morgan nnd Lapp;
AVnlsh and Block.
At Washington Washington, 4,
Cleveland, 3. Batteries Groom and
Street; Mitchell, Easterly, Berger and
At Boston Boston-Detroit game post
poned on account of rain.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.C.
Philadelphia 18 4 .818
New York 15 8 .052
Detroit 15 v 11 .577
Cleveland 13 11 .542
Boston 13 12 .520
Washington 10 17 .370
Chicago 8 14 .304
St. Louis 4 10 .174
DISCUSS ELKINS AMENDMENT.
Senate Debating Regulation Concern
ing Putting Railroad Rates Into Effect.
Washington, Mny 10. When the sen
ate met today the much debated ad
ministration railroad bill was again
taken up. The amendment proposed
by Senator Elklus was discussed and
drew forth a vigorous How of rhetoric.
Tho amendment provides that no In
crenso of rates shall go into effect un
til after It has been approved by tho
Interstate commerce commission.
Tho senate yesterday disposed of an
other important feature of tho railway
hill. By a vote of 40 to 23 tho amend
ment proposed by Senator William Al
don Smith of Michigan us a substitute
for tho provision of tho bill which
gives tho nttorney general chargo of
the defense of orders of the interstate
commerce commission when thoy are
attacked lu the eourta was adopted.
But before the voto wus taken n num
ber of additions wcro made to Mr,
Smith's amendment, the most substan
tial being proposed by Senator Hughes
of Colorado. Minor amendments were
mudo by Senator Smith and by Sena
S RIOT ACT. .
Uncle Joe Cannon Attacks
ANSWERS NEW PARTY TALK. '
Vigorously Asking What Should Be
Done With Men Who Won't Fight, I
Hearers Reply "Shoot Them!" '
Storm of Applause Given.
New York, May 1!). As though re-
plying to the criticism of existing po- I
Iltlcal organizations nnd appeal for a
new party by President Klrhy of the '
National Manufacturers' association,
Uncle Joe Cannon, speaker of the
national house of representatives, in
his address at the association's ban
quet last night attacked "captious
fault finders." As he read the riot act
to the banqueters he was vociferously '
Hitting the table with his fist, he ex
claimed: "If two great nrmlcs were drawn up
In actual war nnd there we're In one ,
of them those who professed to be j
with It nnd refused to charge when
the general gave the command, do you
know what would be done with themV"
Cries of "Shoot 'em; shoot 'em I"
Uncle Joe: "That is an honorable
death! No; they would be hanged."
In profound silence the company
waited on Uncle Joe's words. He con
tinued: "I do not mention names. It Is the
essence of a Bepubllcnn government
that the majority shall control. It Is
tho rule that If tho majority under re
sponsible leadership makes a mistake
the 00,000,000 will give the mlnqrity
that was the power that Is.
"I say to you. make a manly fight,
striking from the shoulder, to insist
that when the polls close next Novem
ber you either give a Republican ma
jority in the national congress or that
you.4 give our popular Democratic
riendsTu full" majority. Applause,
very short: If I were a mere parti
san I'd like to see our Democratic
friends In full power, and It would be
up to them to enact a new revenue
tariff, and then instead of picking nt
the present tariff law they would have
a baby of their own to protect. Laugh
ter. "If I were a mere partisan I would
welcome tho Democrats coming Info
full power nnd joining forces with j
cummins ana i.n i-oucue unci uoiu
ver and Brlstow and Champ Clark and
Senator Piatt of Minnesota. But, after
all, what Is the Republican party, what
are all these organizations, to the grent
questions that arise among 00,000,000
that bring short wages and trials?
"But I would rather that, we would
carry tho house nnd the senate the
next time by n sound, real Republican
majority, even although in 1012 we
might lose out. In other words, I'd
postpone the evil day as long as possi
ble, for perchance some of us may
pass over, and perchance wisdom may
come to the rescue, south as well as
north of Mason and Dixon's line."
Mr. Camion said he made his address
realizing that at the banquet were
gathered together the employers of a
great iiriny of workmen who are en
gaged In tlie production of one-third of
all that Is produced in the whole civi
lized world. He said that in Justice to
employers and lu justice to working
men, five or six million producers, he
I was Justified as a representative in
giving a pin In talk on the public good.
SINKS WITH PASSENGERS.
River Steamboat Meets With Accident.
Kansas City, May 10. Tho Uncle
Sam, a pleasure steamer, turned turtle
at the foot of Grand avenue with a
load of passengers.
There were 150 passengers on tho
Uncle Sum, and It had just started out
on un excursion. The boat backed
downstrenm to turn around, collided
with a sand barge und bumped against
a pier, knocking a big hole In the
boat's side. After the boat had been
rushed toward the shore ut full speed
u gangpluuk was thrown out, but while
the plunk was filled with passengers
rushing for shore the boat went down,
throwing all into tho water.
It is believed all persons' on tho plank
reached tho shore. The water is not
deep, und the boat was not entirely
SAVES GIRL FROM FANATICS.
She Was About to De Sacrificed to
8ave the World From Comet.
AUllne, Okla., May 10. Jane Wur
field, sixteen years old, was rescued
fruin a band of religious fanatics twon-ty-five
miles southwest of this place.
She "was ubout to be offered up us a
sacrifice to make u blood utonemcnt
that tho sins of the world might bo
MAY PREVENT WAR.
nox, Peacemaker, Appeals to uiplo- i
mats While Armies March, i
Lima, I'eru, May 11). It Is rumored ,
that nt a cabinet council It wns do-!
elded to accept tho proposal for the )
joint mediation of tho United States, i
PHILANDER C. KNOX. ,
Brazil nnd Argentina on the questions The scientists assembled at the ob
at Issue concerning Peru, Ecuador and servatory got excellent photographs of
The dispute arose over the boundary
dispute between Peru and Ecuador,
Chile and Bolivia were drawn into it
by taking sides between the other
countries. The Peruvian nnd Ecuado
rcan armies are now close to each
other on the frontier.
Washington, Mny 10. Secretary of
State Knox has obtained the consent
of the governments of Brazil nnd Ar
geutlun to join with the United States
In a tripartite offer of mediation to
prevent war between Ecuador and
Peru. The negotiations were begun on
May 12, when Secretary Knox ln
structed3the American ambassadoit
Itlo- tie "Janeiro and - the ..'Sinister at.
Bubnos Aires to sound the govern
ments to which they were accredited.
As a result an agreement was reached
to make n Joint offer of mediation.
Girl Stops Ball Career.
Oxford, Miss., May 10 Rather than
lose his sweetheart. Robert Mitchell.
regarded as the host college pitcher ,
ever developed lu the south, has given
up the Idea of starring In tho profeS'
slonal field. Ho had accepted terms
from Mnnager Chance for a trial with
the Chicago Nationals and was to re
port before June 1. His sweetheart,
however, put her foot down, and
Mitchell bowed to her will.
Will Visit Death Cells.
New York, May 10. Through the ef
forts of Mrs. Virginia II. Field, wife
of Cortlundt De Pcyster Field, u New
York millionaire, certain women havo
been granted permission to visit slay
ers condemned to death in Sing Sing
prison and to minister to them spirit
ually. An order to that effect wus
signed by Jiwtlce Joseph Morschauser
nt White Plains yesterday.
American Naval Officer Prevented
Trouble at Bluefields.
Bluelields, Muy 10. Tho steamer Ve
uus, accompanied by the tug San Ja
cinto, with a force of 350 men under
command of General Irlns, who culls
himself minister general of the Atlan
tic coast, arrived tiff the Bluefields
bluff and demanded the Immediate sur
render of Bluefields lu the nume of
General Estrada, the rebel leader, re
fused to capitulate. The Venus then
announced thnt it would bombard
Commander Gilmer of tho United
States guubqat Paducah promptly
warned tho belligerents that he would
permit no lighting at Bluefields.
BUTTEn Weak on creamery; receipts,
8.SJ5 packages; creamery, specials, per lb.,
29c; extras, 2Sa; thirds to firsts, :6aSo.;
state dairy, finest. 23c; common to
prime, 23u27c; process, specials, 26c.;
seconds to extras. 22a3c; factory, sec
onds to firsts, 22a23c; Imitation creamery,
CHEESE Firm; receipts. 4,320 boxes;
state, full cream, new, specials, Ual5c;
fancy, white, Hc; colored. c; aver
age prime, 13aHc; fair, to good, 12a
13c; common, lOallc.; bid, as to qual
ity, 16al7c; skims, specials, llc.; nne,
9al0c; fair to good, TaSc; common, Ca
6Hc; full skims. SHato.
Epaa Barely steady; receipts, 28,6
cases; Btate, Pennsylvania and nearby,
hennery, white, 24a2tic; gathered, white,
HZaUc; hennery, brown, 23Ha24c; gath
ered, brown, 22a23c; fresh guthered stor
age packed selections, 22a22ic; regular
packed, extra firsts, 3a2I!ic; firsts, 21a
POTATOES Bleady; Bermuda, nevrper
bbl., $3a; southern, new, per bbb, Sta3.n;
old. In bulk, per ISO lbs., SlaLZS; pen sack,
75c.ail.10; sweets, Jersey, per bosket. Mc
LIVE POULTRY - Easier; prices not
Millions of Watchers Gaze
at Halles Comet.
CONTACT WITH EARTH IS TIMED
j Celestial Tramp Made Its Contact
With Earth at 9i30 Last Night.
; Eyes Still Turned Skyward As
tronomers See Sun Spots.
New York, Mny 10. Even in the
busy whirl of city life there are still
many eyes turned skyward and many
minds busy with speculation concern
ing Hnlley's comet.
But last night, when the earth en
tered the comet's tall, millions of eyes
some anxious, some curious were
The streets of New York were Jam
med last night by comet watchers. It
was a gay, carnival crowd. There was
lunch merriment and little alarm.
Chicago, May 10. Yerkes ohservn.
tory at Williams Ray. reports that the
comet hit the earth at about 0:30
o'clock last night with a brilliant dls-
olav of aurora Hirhts In the northern
Professor Mitchell of Columbia unl
versltv declared the lights were the
direct result of the comet.
Finds Spots on the Sun.
St. Louis, May 10. Large sun spots
were discovered by the Rev. Irl R.
Hicks, a St. Louis weather prophet,
and the discovery was confirmed short
ly after by the Rev. Father Martin S.
Brennnn and other astrouomers.
"Three awful groups" Is the way Fa
ther Breunan describes them. "They
are very unusual," he said, "ns thq
custpinnry period of '.recurrence of sun
i.spotsi is--ele,v'cn nnd one-third years,
and It has been only three years since
the occurrence of the last spots.
"In one of the groups," said "Father
Brenunn, "I counted twenty-six spots.
In another there Is n large Isolated one
tinfir tlii lwittnm rif tlio sun.
"In the principal group one of the
spots is the largest that I have ever
i seen. It is probably 150,000 miles
au.r,s' , ,, , .
. Llw Is 110 Possible connection be-
tween the comet nnd the sun spots.
The comet is 80,000,000 miles away
from the sun and could not possibly
have any effect upon It.
"It would require a body as large ns
the earth to fall Into the sun to make
such a spot as the large one In the
principal group. There are always
spots on the sun."
Professor J. S. RIcnrd at Santa Clara
(Cal.) college meteorological observa
tory saw two very large spots, both In
Three sun spots considerably accen
tuated were observed at the Yerkes
observatory In Chicago.
Hudson Season Opens.
Now York, Mny 10. Tho pleasure
season on the Hudson river between
New York and Albany will begin to
morrow. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Closing Stock Quotations.
Money on cull today was 3 per cent,
time money and mercantile paper un
changed In rates. Closing stock quota
tions on the New York exchange May IS
Amal, Copper.. 03 Norf. & West.. .102
Atchison 1094 Northwestern ..1EW4
n. & 0 111 Penn. R. R 131
Brooklyn It. T.. 80?i Reading 162
Ches. & Ohio... SW',4 Hock Island
CC.,C.&St. U 84 St. Paul 13S
D, & H 171 Southern Pac...l2SVi
Erlo 27 Southern Ry.... 28
Gen. Electric... 160 South. Ry. pf... 62
HI. Central 135 Sugar 123
Int.-Met 20 Texas Pacific... 32
Louis. & Nash.. HO Union Pacific... 182
Manhattan IK U. S. Steel 82
Missouri Pac... 70 U. S. Steel pt...H8
N. Y. Central... 120 West. Union 63
FREE FIGHT AT BOXING MATCH
Bottles and Chairs as Weapons After
Lewis Beats Three Men.
Paris, May 10. Harry Lewis won a
match against threo men at the Salic
Wngrnm, tho nffalr ending In n free
fight Lewis' opponents wero Bob
Bcanlon, an American negro; Bert Ho
lier of Plymouth and Bob Davis of
A free for nil fight followed, In which
many men wero beaten with bottles
Roosevelt's Throat Worse.
Loudon, May 10. Colonel Roosevelt's
throat trouble is proving more obstl-
aiu than It was thought It would be.
He obeys the London specialists' Btrlct
orders to be ns quiet as possible to tho
bast of his ability, hut his throat seems
tt be worse than It was some days ago.
London Multitude Gathers
For King's Obsequies.
IMMENSE CROWD PASSES BIER.
Dangerous Rush by Men In Line at
Westminster Causes Struggle With
Police Disturbance Quelled.
Women Faint In Crush.
London. May 10. London is over
flowing today with the multitude ot
strangers from all parts of the world,
Withered to witness the imposing spec
tacle of the funeral of the late Kina
In the vicinity of Westminster hall
the streets are black with men and
women, all eagerly seeking opportunity
to gaze upon the dead king.
London, familiar with the gathering
of vast throngs, has never witnessed
such n teeming multitude of humanity.
As the time approached for the clos
ing of Westminster hall last night the
crowd, whose number wns enormous,
lost patience, broke ho line, swept the
police nslde and surged forward In a
dangerous rush. Fresh police were
close nt hand, and they promptly drew
n strengthened cordon. This, however,
was quickly broken, and the people
stormed Into tho palace yard, where
those who have passed the king's cof
fin make their exit, anil tried to force
the doors. If they had succeeded It Is
Impossible to say what would have
happened. Fortunately the police were
able to close and bar the doors just In
time, but only nfter a sharp struggle.
In which they were compelled to fight
for the upper hand. A large part of
the crowd were very unwilling partici
pants In the rush. They were forced
on by the masses behind them.
! The shrieks of terrified women "vain
ly trying to' escape, the crush were
heard above the confused din of shout
ing. There was a sttnilar scene nt the
double doors where the people entered,
but here the police, after keeping the
doors closed for five minutes, calmed
the crowd nnd reopened one of the
doors. The rush begun ngaln, how
ever, and they were compelled to close
the door ngnln. There does not seem
to have been nny malice. The rushes
wero merely sheeplike silliness. Tht
police had been secretly ordered to
keep the doors open until midnight in
order to let everybody In. Instead of
closing them at 0 o'clock, but were
Instructed not to announce the exten
sion of time lest the rush be further
All day yesterday and until the mo
ment of closing hist night there was
a steady stream of people Into West
minster hall. The number that passed
the klug's bier Is estimated nt froim
150,000 to 250,000.
At one time In the nfternoon a black
sinuous lino nearly seven miles In
length, nfter winding in nnd out of the
streets in the neighborhood of tho
houses of parliament, extended beyond
Bnttersea bridge. The line was four
abreast and wns growing nt the rate
of n hundred n minute. Three-quarters
of those in the line were women,
some of whom fainted In the Jam.
The latest arrivals must be prepared
for a four or live hours' wait before
they gain admittance.
In the cowd were rich and poor,
lofty and lowly, high and low of ev
PRIEST SLASHED IN STREET.
Unidentified Men Sneak Up and Cut
Him With Knives.
New York, May 10. While the Rev.
Angelo Bellezza, an assistant priest in
the Church of Our Lady of Mount Car
mel, Willlnyisburg, was toward the
close of mass he received n message
from nn nltur boy that his presence
wus desired as soon ns possible to at
tend a dying man.
Father Bellezza nt the close of tho
service hastened to nnswer, as ho
thought, a sick call.
As tho priest was going towanl the
dwelling two men followed htm nnd
with knives slashed him on the left
sldo of tho neck-. An ambulance sur
geon took twenty stitches in the priest's
Explosion Nearly Splits Schooner.
Provlucctown, Mass., May 10. The
schooner Estelle Nuiutn, ablaze from
stem to stern, split almost In two by
a gasoline explosion In which John E.
Lnrsen, the only man aboard, was
probably fatally burned, sank In mid
harbor hero while being towed from
tho gasollno tank ship to which she
had been tied.
Fire Sweeps Faust.
Saranac Lake, N. Y., Mny 10,-Tbe
village of Faust was swept by fire.
The damage Is estimated ut $100,000.