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. THE HERALD]
V Stands for the Interests of
„ Southern California.
VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 12.
NO PEN EQUAL TO IT.
The Creole Flood Cannot be
Its Eeal Condition Just Com
ing; to Light.
Words Fail to Express the Awful
Hundreds of Human Lives in Jeopardj
and Thousands of Cattle Perishing
in the Waters.
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Bayou Saba, April 24. —The real con
dition of things in the overflowed dis
trict is just coining to light. No pen is
equal to the task of picturing the devas
tation of the country, or desolation oi
the people. The entire front of Pointe
Coupee is under water. Most oi the
levees are gone anel the water back oi
the levees is so deep that hundreds o:
lives are in jeopardy. The small stretches
of levees still standing are crowded witl
men, women anil children, standing side
by side with mules, horses and cows. In
an old raiseel gin house 500 negroes were
found huelelled together. The condition
of the unfortunate blacks is pitiable.
They are piteously begging to be taken
to some place of safety.
The crevasse at Alendale will overflow
thirty of the finest plantations on the
river, and will reach the Teche country
several days in aelvance of the Morganza
water. Old river men say when this
■water joins with that from the Morganza
break it will flraxl the entire Atchafalaya,
La Fourche anel Teche countries. The
elamage will be incalculable.
The distress in the overflowed district
cannot be told. A Texas anrl Pacilic
boat suceeedeel yesterday in saving two
hundreel people from the back country
Later—Ruin and desolation meets the
eye on every side. In Pointe Coupee
parish the elestraction is complete. Not
a plantation is left above water; not a
ievee is unbroken, while numerous fami
lies are homeless. Thousands of stock
have been drowned, and from meager
reports received from the interior it is
eiuite probable that human life has been
sacrifieeel to the flood.
Standing on the deck of the steamer
Dacotah last evening, the full extent of
the disaster could be seen. Grouping
together on the little knolls between the
broken levees, through which latter the
water rushed with ungovernable fury,
were scores of people, both
whites and blacks, some with
babies in their arms, while others hail
dogs secured by a cord. Many of them
hael nothing else in the world except the
clothes they wore on their backs.
Whenever the Dacotah diseovereel a
scene like this, the stage was swung out
and the stricken ones were taken aboard.
Equally as sad a scene was the poor
dumb cattle staneling in the water,
Reports From New Orleans.
New Orleans, April 24.—The break
in the old Morganza levee is now 400
feet wide and 15 feet deep. A cargo of
stone has been sent from this city and
an effort will be made to mattress the
ends and thus prevent its further de
struction. The overflow water from the
lake which has caused much incon
venience to the people in the rear of the
Seventh and Eighth wards of this city
since Sunday, is at last gradually reced
ing. It is reported at the Texas and Pa
cific office that the water is gradually
overflowing their tracks between Baton
Rouge junction and Melville. The
Louisville, New Orleans and Texas
railroad, better known as the Mississippi
Valley, has been the greatest sufferer so
far by the overflow. Other railways
have "not been affected to any great
United States Engineer Douglass tele
graphs that Point Pleasant levee, Tensas
parish, gave way this morning. The
water from it will no doubt overflow the
greater part of the parish.
Themselves to Blame.
Captain John A. Grant, superintend
ent of the Texas and Pacific railroad,
speaking of the Morganza crevasse, said :
"This is one of the worst calamities that
has ever happened Louisiana, but could
have been avoided if the people had only
made an effort. They are to blame for
it. Now they are creating a big hubbub
about sending relief up there, and all
that sort of thing, while before the
disaster occurred they seemed utterly
unaware of the impending danger. If
need be, they should have raised
$500,000 to hold that levee, and it could
have been done too, and well invested,
as there is $20,000,000 worth of property
that will now be irretrievably damaged,
which a little display of energy would
certainly have averted.
The House Refunding Bill Receiving Its
WAsiiiNeiToN, April 24.—The House
committee on Pacific railroads today
completed eletailed consideration of the
pending bill to secure the refunding of
the indebtedness of the Pacific railroads
to the Government. The amendments
made this morning were of small im
portance, being intended, principally, to
state more clearly the principles ot the
measure, with the exception of one, ex
teneling from seventy-five to one hundred
years the period during which the Cen
tral Pacific may extend the life of its
first mortgage in the event of refunding.
Chairman Dalze'll will prepare anew hill
embodying all the amendments made by
the committee, and will submit it to the
full committee at its next meeting for
Montana's Bad Credit.
Minneapolis, April 24.—A special from
Helena, Mont., saya: The only hope of
the creditors of tho State is an extra ses
sion of the Legislature. The Supreme
Court has decided the action brought
against the State Auditor to recover
money for State printing, adversely to
the Journal Publishing Company.
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
NOT A BIT OF OOOD.
The Chilian Delegate Says the Pan-
American Congress Was a Failure.
Chicago, April 24. —Ansehno Morago,
who represented Chili at the Pan-Amer
ican Congress, arrived here yesterday.
"The Pan-American Congress," he said,
"will not do this country one bit of
good. We are more than satisfied the
I United States does not want tlie trade of
I the Spanish countries. Some of our
| merchants are in sympathy with the
United States, but they are powerless.
Your Government does not want to
trade with us. If we had known that
eight months ago, the invitation to look
over your industries would never have
been accepted. Today the United States
stands with a massive stone wall around
it. We see no place to enter, and we
cannot very well tear it down to bring
in our goods. The cry of protection has
heartily disgusted all of the Spanish
delegates, and they will be only too
glad to get home and begin the work of
bettering our trade relations with
TKIKD TO KIM. TIIE JUDGE.
j The Kansas Wolf-Sralp Swindlers
Topeka, Kas., April 24.—News has
j been received of the attempted assassi-
I nation of Judge Botkin at Ulysses,
! Grant county. It is reported that an
: attempt was made to force him to de-
I cide a point in the preliminary hearing
[ of the county commissioners implicated
|in the wolf-bounty frauds in opposition
Ito his judgment. His refusal resulted
in the attempted assassination.
THE EIGHT-HOUR DAY.
PRESIDENT GOMPERS'S INSTRUC
The Carpenters Not to Havo the Strike
All to Themselves—Nearly All the
Other Trades Ready to Go Out.
Chicago, April 24. —It was originally
the intention of the American Federa
tion of Labor that the carpenters only
should, at present, make a demand for
an eight-hour day, but developments to
day and yesterday show that other
trades are not likely to conform to the
instructions of President Gompers.
Nearly every prominent trade of the city
has, through its union, declared its in
tention to also demand an eight-hour
day on the Ist of May. Gompers de
sired the other trades to hold off and
contribute financially to the carpenters'
assistance until the latter had gained their
point, then the other trades to come in
turn by turn. But President Gompers's
circular letter has been entirely disre
garded, and in addition to the carpenters
the stock-yards and packing-house em
ployees, gas-fitters, iron-molders, stair
builders and harness-makers have
already declared their intention to fight,
and their example is likely to be fol
lowed by the tailors, shoe-makers, plas
terers, lathers, cornice-makers and other
A Plan of Action Adopted.
A conference of strikers and bosses,
not members of the Master Carpenters'
Association, tonight agreed upon a plan
of action. The bosses showed that they
could provide work for four thousand
journeymen. It was agreed that a com
mittee from the bosses and strikers
should call on the old Masters' Associa
tion before Saturday, and place that
body on record. It is understood, in any
event, that the strike will be declared off
Saturday as regards the new association.
WHAT THE STRIKE MEANS.
Over 300,000 Wage-Workers will Be
Affected In Chicago Alone.
Chicago,, April 24.—Joseph Gruen
hut, who has long had a prominent
place among the socialistic labor agi
tators of this city, and Who is
now tenement-house inspector and
statistician of the health depart
ment, has compiled a table of fig
ures of the number of laboring people
in this city who will either strike for
eight hours on the Ist of May, or be
made idle by strikes in collateral indus
tries. According to this table the num
ber of wageworkers, male and female,
who will not be at work at this time,
reaches the surprising aggregate of 223,
--000. This calculation covers only the
city as it was previous to last year's an
nexation of the towns of Hyde Park,
Lakeview, Cicero, Lake and Jefferson,
The town of Lake alone contains 35,000
people, directly affected by the strike
now contemplated. Of this great aggre
gate, 199,000 are males and 24,000 fe
males. The number of firms involved is
San Francisco Business Men Eater the
Lists Against the Strikers.
San Francisco, April 24.—The state
ment of Superintendent Robert Moore,
of the Risdon Iron Works, that a num
ber of wholesale merchants had con
tributed a sum of money amounting to
about $10,000 to the Engineers' and Iron-
Founders' Association, to aid them in
supplying the places of the striking
molders with new men, is denied at the
headquarters of the molderß' executive
committee. Daniel E. Hayes, of the
Fulton Iron Works, said: "The
money has certainly been contributed
with assurances of more to come. The
reason given by the merchants is that on
account of the strike work is being sent
east that should be done here, and the
money is diverted from this city. Our
new men are doing good work. Since
we have been able to get new men we
have cast six jacketed cylinders for three
compound engines, which is very intri
cate work. One set, which has been
finished, was put in the steamer xVlaska,
which has just made a very successful
trial trip. Today we put on a new man
from the north. He is a first-class
molder. We have now fourteen molders
U. P. Trainmen Demand an Advance.
Boston, April 24.—A special from
Cheyenne says a conference has been
called to consider the demands of the
Union Pacific trainmen for an increase
of pay. Nearly all of the officials are
now at Cheyenne. If some solution is
not reached today a strike will ensue,
taking in the Denver, Texas and Fort
Worth, the Oregon Short Line, the Kan
sas Pacific, and the Union Pacific.
FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 25, 1890.
Tlie S. P. Hauls the Bulk
of the Orange Crop.
This Makes the Santa Fe Presi
He Asks Huntington to Enter a
Huntington Declines and Manvel Threat
ens to Resort to Coercion—Will
a Rate War Ensue?
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
San Francisco, April 24.—The Ex
aminer will say tomorrow that C. P.
Huntington and Allen Manvel, president
of the Santa Fe Company, had an inter
view at the Palace hotel last Friday.
Some of the Southern Pacific officials'
were present at the time, as were also
Messrs. Magoun and Peabody, of the
Santa Fe organization committee. It
was at Manvel's request that the meet
ing took place.
Manvel entertained the idea that the
Southern Pacific should interchange
business with his road the same as it
has with the Union Pacific on through
business, and it was this proposition he
put to Huntington last week. The new
president of the Southern Pacific refused
to interchange traffic wherever it was pos
sible to get a long haul around by way of
Ogden. Whereupon, it is said, Presi
dent Manvel intimated that steps might
be taken to force an interchange of
"All right, Mr. Manvel," Huntington
is represented as saying, "you doubtless
remember the rate war of 188b that the
Santa Fe was responsible for. We
whipped you then and will whip you
again if you start in to cut rates."
The conference then broke up rather
Manvel is particularly grieved over
the fact that the Southern and Union
Paciiic roads haul the bulk of the orange
crop to the East, in spite of the fact that
fully 70 per cent of the crop grows along
the lines of his system in the southern
ELUDING the gallows.
A Condemned Murderer Captured After
Being Three Years at Liberty.
Skattle, April 24.—Daniel Allen was
arrested last night at Lynden by Sheriff
McGraw, of Seattle, and Sheriff Page, of
Neillsville, Clark county, Wis., for mur
der committed at the latter place three
years ago. Allen was in business there
and became much attached to the wife
of another man. His affection was re
ciprocated, and Allen, it is alleged,
poisoned the husband with the consent
of the wife. The couple then lived to
gether as man and wife until Allen be
came tired of the woman and decided to
put her out of the way, but she escaped,
and on her information he was convicted
and sentenced to be hanged. Allen soon
broke jail, however, and for nearly three
years has eluded the detectives.
Neillsville, Wis., April 24.—A tele
gram from Seattle this evening says
Sheriff Page, of this place, is on his way
back with Sam Allen, captured at What
com. Allen was arrested in 1880 for
poisoning Farmer Wright, being desirous
of espousing Mrs. Wright. Early in
ISB7 Allen broke jail and made his way
to Washington. He was located there a
short time ago, and his arrest has just
FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN.
The Pullman Dining Car Service to Be
San Francisco, April 24. —It is stated
in railroad circles that dining cars will
be put on the fast mail train on the
Central Pacific, just as soon as Pullman
can build three cars for the purpose.
The Union Pacific, which now runs din
ing cdrs from Chicago, via Granger, to
Portlaad, will then run a car through
from Granger to Ogden, and by this ar
rangement will be established a dining
car service from ocean to ocean, via
Chicago, Omaha and Ogden.
The Earthquake Center.
San Francisco, April 24.—Senator
Thomas Flint, of San Juan, arrived this
evening, and says San Juan was prob
ably the center of the seismic disturb
ances early this morning. He stated
that several shocks were experienced up
to noon, and the damage in and around
San Juan would amount to $3,000. One
end of the convent, two stories high, fell
with a crash, but although there was a
panic among the ninety children pres
ent, no injuries or loss of life is reported.
The old Mission church was badly
cracked, and other buildings were dam
Coronado Wants to Secede.
San Diego, April 24.—The people of
Coronado have begun mandamus pro
ceedings to compel the City Council of
San Diego to call an election on the
question of separating Coronado from
San Diego. Coronado attorneys will
bring suit to oust six members of the
Council on the ground that they failed
to comply with the provisions of the
code in voting against the petition for
an election which the seventh presented.
Seminary Site Accepted.
San Francisco, April 24.—At a meet
ing of the directors of the Presbyterian
Theological Seminary this afternoon, it
was decided to accept for the institution
the site offered by A. W. Foster, of San
Rafael, at San Ansehno.
Within a year it is stated that a build
ing will be erected at San Ansehno at a
cost of $100,000.
Shot His Wife's Hushand.
Shasta, Cal., April 24.—At Whiskey
town this afternoon, Charles Summers
and John Harrison, who married Sum
mers's divorced wife, had a quarrel over
one of the woman's children, and Sum
mers shot Harrison dead. Summers
came to Shasta and gave himself up.
The Charleston's Visitors.
San Francisco, April 24. —Be n
two and three thousand people v ed
the cruiser Charleston in the ba to
The Big Fellow Not Much Excited Over
the California Club's Offer.
Boston, April 24.—The announcement
of the final offer of the California Ath
letic Club to make a purse of $20,000 for
Sullivan and Jackson was received by
the champion without especial interest.
The offer is entirely satisfactory to him,
and, although he declines to talk, yet it
is well known to his intimates here that
he will fight Jackson on the terms
named. What Sullivan is chiefly con
cerned about at present is a final dispo
sition of his case before the Mississippi
court. He told a correspondent that
he wanted to get that matter
out of the way before he talked fight
with anybody." He said that, any man
of common sense could understand how
the case in Mississippi might be turned
against him should he appear in the
newspapers as making negotiations for
another prize fight to a finish, even
though the scene was in another State.
The Mississippi case is on for June 23d,
90 that, until after that date, the big
fellow is not likely to make a formal re
ply to the California offer. It is stated
that Sullivan wants to meet Jackson and
best him, as he feels confident he will
do so, and then retire from the ring.
New York Ballot Reform.
Albany, N. V., April 24.—The Senate
has again passed the Assembly Ballot
Reform bill, changing it to agree with
the amended bill agreed upon last Fri
day by the Governor and others. It is
understood the Governor will sign the
bill, and the long fight over ballot re
form will be at an end.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
OAKLAND LOST THE GAME BY
Stocktons Snatched a Victory from De
feat—Most of the Eastern Games Post
poned on Account of Rain.
San Francisco, April 24. —In Oakland
today, Farrell lost tlie game for Oakland
by muffihg a foul from Cahill's bat after
two men were out. Cahill then
started a batting streak, which resulted
in seven runs in the ninth inning,
when it was almost a foregone conclusion
that Oakland would win. Meegan was
in the box for the Oaklands, and pitched
good ball until the ninth innings. Then
the Stocktons hit him badly. Borchers
pitched well and received fair support in
Score —Stockton, 10; Oakland, 8.
Buffalo, April 24. —Seven hundred
people attended the brotherhood game
this afternoon. The local team had it
all their own way up to the ninth in
ning, when the Clevelands scored seven
runs and worked up a little excitement.
Score—Buffalo, 18; Cleveland, 15.
Boston, April 24.—1n the brother
hood game this afternoon Murphy
pitchedgreat ball, and held the Bostons
for seven innings. In the eighth Boston
batted him for four singles, and, aided
by errors, made live runs and won. At
Score—Boston, 7; Brooklyn, 3.
Boston, April 24.—The National
League game was abruptly closed in the
seventh inning by Welch, after a squab
ble with the umpire, refusing to con
tinue to pitch, the game being awarded
to Boston by a score of 9 to 0. At
tendance, 2,300. Score: Boston,2; New
Chicago, April 24.—The brotherhood
games at New York and Pittsburg, the
league games at Cleveland, Brooklyn
and Pittsburg, and the American at
Philadelphia and Louisville were post
poned on account of rain..
St. Loris, April 24.—St. Louis, 6; To
CLAYTON TO BE AVENGED.
The Governor of Arkansas Ha* Evidence
to Convict the Assassin.
Little Bock, April 24. —It is learned
from a reliable source that Governor
Eagle has collected through a private
detective agency evidence which, it is
claimed, will convict the assassin of
John M. Clayton. Governor Eagle re
fuses to make any statement concerning
the evidence he has secured, and no part
of it will be made public until the whole
is submitted to the Congressional inves
tigating committee. It is said the proof
will show that the crime was committed
by a man who mistook John M. Clayton
for ex-Governor Powell Clayton, and be
lieved he was avenging the death of a
relative killed while Powell Clayton was
Little Rock, Ark., April 24. — The
sub-committee of the House elections
committee, appointed to investigate the
alleged frauds in the Second Congres-
I sional district, arrived here this after
| noon. C.R.Breckinridge,the contestee,
came along with the committee. The
I parties to the investigation are repre-
I sented by Judge McClure; the contestee
by J. H. Harrod. County Clerk Fer
guson, of Woodruff county, and County
Clerk Wright, of Conway county, were
placed on the stand. Ferguson produced
the poll book and ballots of Riverside,
Augusta, Cotton Plant and White River
townships, for the election in November,
1888. After some examination the in
quiry was, adjourned until tomorrow.
An Anti-Semitic Demonstration Results
Vienna, April 24. —A serious anti-
Semitic demonstration occurred at
Biala, Galicia. A mob numbering 4,000
attacked the Jewish quarter and
wrecked and sacked a number of dwell
ings and shops. The troops were called
out, but did not succeed in restoring
order before eleven of the mob were
killed and many injured.
Later reports from Biala show that the
first statement regarding the number of
killed was exaggerated. It has now
been learned that only three rioters
were killed and twelve wounded. Ten
of the leaders of the rioters were ar
London, April 24.— The Standard's
Vienna correspondent says: Foreign
agitators have been at Biala several
days inciting the mob against the Jews.
Women inflamed with drink, excited tlie
men against the troops. Uneasiness is
fel I throughout Austria.
Tacoma'* Next Mayor.
Tacoma, April 24. —The Democra
: day nominated Stuart Rice for May
Debate on the Irish Land
Gladstone Strongly Opposes the
A Ministerial Crisis Reported in
The Jersey Lily Bounces Freddie Geb
hardt and Takes Up With an
Associated Press Dispatches. |
London, April 24. —Gladstone re
sumed the debate on the Land Purchase
bill in the Commons this evening. He
said he was opposed to the bill under
the overwhelming conviction that it was
completed without undertaking to solve
the difficulty. He had been encouraged
to hope for a solution by Lord Salis
bury's declaring that the measure would
not impose a burden upon the British
taxpayer. He was disappointed, how
ever, when Balfour informed the House
that the measure pledged the country
to the extent of £33,000,000, without
mentioning the possibility of further
amounts being asked. Regarding Par
nell's plan, it was new in principle. Its
general purpose was clear, but he was
not certain that he comprehended its
details. |Conservative laughter.] He
' strongly sympathizes with one object
of Parnell's plan, whereby the landlords
would not be expatriated, hut would be
retained. It would be a sorrowful con
clusion of the life of the landlord class
if. when a local government was estab
lished in Ireland, they did not take part
in adjusting affairs. Balfour's bill ought
to be conTined to landlords already in
posssession; it should not encourage
landlords to become buyers of land in
order to take advantage of the enormous
boons offered. [Hear, hear.J The pro
vision respecting two years' arrears also
required a justification which it would
be difficult to find. [Cheers.]
Coming to what he called constitu
tional objections, he urged that it was
obvious that Ireland opposed the meas
ure, in view of the fact that five-sixths
of the Irish members deliberately and
determinedly opposed it. [Cheers.] As
the Government was going to make Ire
land its debtor, it was important to con
sider what was the attitude of the per
sons about to be subjected to the debt.
The state of landlordism implied the use
of soldiers against the tenants —the use
of every weapon of the state to enforce
an unpopular law.
Goschen said Gladstone's contention
that the tenants would be deprived of
the benefits intended for them, de
stroyed Morley's argument that the non
purchase tenants would agitate to get
their rents lowered to the same scale as
purchasers' rents. He agreed with both
Gladstone and Parnell in desiring to re
tain the landlords in Ireland, but the
bill did not necessarily lead to their ex
T. W. Russell (Liberal Unionist) ap
proved the bill on all points.
Dillon (Nationalist) said if the con
tested districts were a disgrace to the
country during the past century, it was
a reproach to the Imperial Parliament.
Arguing that the guarantees were illus
ory, he said that during a period of fam
ine or distress, the tenants might, refuse
to pay their installments, and the Gov
ernment would be utterly powerless to
enforce payment. Furthermore there
was danger* of a Fenian movement en
tailing the loss of millions to England.
He favored the land purchase, hut not
A Cabinet Crisis Reported—Grave Ques
tions to be Met.
Montevideo, April 24. —A newspaper
says a telegram from Rio de Janeiro an
nounces a crisis in the Brazilian Cabi
net; that Barboza and Bocayuva, the
Secretaries of State and Foreign Affairs,
are about to resign.
Rio Janeiro, March 28. —The idea of
dispensing with a constituent assembly
has been revived, and it is now proposed
to establish a constitution by the pro
visional Government, subject to ratifica
tion by the Plebiscite. Tlie advocates of
this step claim that this will be more
expeditious than anyother method, and
will effectually preclude any attempt
to revive the monarchy. The opponents
of the idea say a constitution framed by
persons not clothed with constituent
authority by the people will not be
binding, and would merely preserve and
prolong the present military provisional
Government. Wild rumors about riot,
revolutions, etc., continue to be
circulated frequently; but, when
run down, always prove to be
a jest circulated with a malicious
motive. The Government supposes that
the authors report to the Monarchists.
Yesterday a placard was posted in many
parts decrying the present Government,
and insinuating a revolution. Its author
has not been found. It is reported that
there was an attempt at revolt by the
troops at Bahia, and it is asserted that
much dissatisfaction exists in the army.
AS ITHERS SEE US.
How the American Silver Question is
Viewed in England.
London, April 24.—The Time*, in its
financial article, says: America is prac
tically committed to the open adoption
of a silver standard at a not very remote
date. This is an odd position for one of
the richest nations in the world to
occupy, but only a currency fanatic
will allege that it is necessarily bad for
America, though possibly when the full
consequences of the situation are per
ceived, the Americans may not alto
gether like them. In the immediate
future the measure, if passed, will
doubtless be popular. \
Freddie and the l.illie Are Ont.
London, April 24. —It is openly an
nounced that Mrs. Langtry and Freddie
Oehharttl are "out," and the Jersey
ly is receiving the attentions of Lord
tan, an Irish-English peer.
-J!se A YEARS—
Buys the Daily Herald and
*2 the Wekk.lt Heeald.
IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN.
Two Sllok Operators Taken In Custody at
Chicago, April 24.—An important ar
rest of counterfeiters was made today.
Robert Thompson and William F.
Furber were caught in the act of passing
a dangerous counterfeit $10 certificate,
purporting to be issued by the German
National Bank of New Orleans, with
which portions of the country have been
flooded for months, the counterfeiters
outwitting the detectives everywhere.
Thompson and Furber had over $200 of
the bogus stuff on their persons when
caught. They were passing the bills on
saloon-keepers,who have identified them.
A Traffic Agreement.
Chicago, April 24.—-All the Western
roads of the Central Traffic Association
have written to Chairman Blanchard
agreeing to insert in their rate sheets
the differential fares of the Eastern
lines. The Missouri Pacific has also
acceded to the proposition.
Non-Partlsan Temperance Workers.
Chicago, April 24. —The Illinois non
partisan Woman's Christian Temperance
Union this morning changed its name to
the Temperance Alliance, and inserted
clause in the constitution forbidding
any of its officers to do campaign work
for any party.
No Encampment This Year.
San Francisco, April 24. —The Brig
adier-Generals of the National Guard
held a meeting here today, and decided
to hold no division encampment this
year, as under the existing law it would
be impossible to meet the expenses of
such an encampment.
UNDER FALLING WALLS.
A TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE IN THE
A Silk Mill Burned With Fatal Conse
quences—Four Men Killed and Sixteen
Injured, Three of Whom Will Die.
Catasaqua, Pa., April 24.—The largest
silk mill in the Lehigh valley, owned by
a New York firm, was burned this
While the firemen and employees
were working hard to control the fire,
an explosion of vitriol and other acids
took place, and before the firemen could
escape several were caught by falling
walls, and many were injured by flying
Allenton, Pa., April 24.—At 6:30 this
morning fire was discovered in the dye
house of the Unicorn silk mill, at Catas
aqua. The flames spread with remark
able activity, and destroyed the build
ing, together with the machinery, a
quantity of line silks, plushes, ribbons,
Many employees had already gath
ered in the mill to begin work.
A corrected list of the casualties to
night shows that four men are dead and
and sixteen wounded. Of the wounded
three will probably die. The loss on the
mill will amount to $200,000.
The Staten Island Suicide Not Identified
as the French Strangler.
New York, April 24. —Coroner Wood,
of Port Richmond, said today that he
felt sure that the body of the Willow
brook suicide was that of Michael
Eyraud, the Parisian strangler who
killed Deputy Marshal Gouffe. The
Coroner found marks on the body such
as Eyraud was said to have. The left
leg gave evidence that it had at one
time been broken. The French stran
gler's leg is said to have been broken in
the same place. The large and peculiar
shaped eyes were similar to those of
Eyraud. The forehead, nose -and hands
all correspond with those of the French
murderer. The Coroner and his jury
were fully convinced that the body of
the suicide was that of Eyraud. Coroner
Wood came specially to the city to in
form the French consul that the suicide
was the French strangler, Eyraud, and.
to inquire as to what action the French
Government intended to take in the
The Coroner notified the French con
sul. That gentleman later viewed the
remains with two persons who knew
Eyraud, and they declared the remains
were not his.
A MELANCHOLY CRIME.
A Farmer Drowns Three of His Children,
and Then Himself.
Bhklbuknb, Ont., April 24.—Word,
reached here this morning that a well
to-do farmer named Morrison, after
drowning three of his children in a bar
rel of rainwater, attempted to drown
himself in a creek. Neighbors found him.
lying by the creek in a precarious condi
tion, there are hopes of his recovery.
Mrs. Morrison had gone away from
home for a few days, leaving her husband
in charge of the children, the oldest a
girl of 15 and the youngest a boy of 3*
When the girl awoke this morning she
was surprised to find her brother miss
ing, and on searching found hisbodvand
those of the two other children laid on
the kitchen floor beside a water barrel.
It is thought Morrison was temporarily
The Earl of Glasgow is dead.
The Robotoa liquor factory, at Sagua,
Cuba, has been burned. Loss, $300,000.
Fire in the oil refinery of Sir W. A.
Rose & Co., at London, caused damage
to the extent of £120,000.
It is rumored that there are serious dis
sensions in the French Ministry. An
early collapse of the Cabinet is feared.
It is stated that the Duke of Orleans
has refused the proffer of liberty made
by the French Government, owing to
the conditions imposed. It is expected
that the Duke will be married while un
Notice has been issued by the manu
facturers of Aix, warning their em
ployees that if any of them remain from
work May Ist for any reason other than
sickneagbr other disability, they will be
Pobtla April 24.—General Freight
Agent B. Ijpbell, of the Union Pacific,
today rece. ■ a letter from Frank Up
ton, of X . .c, Japan, stating that the
first steamship of the Portland-Japan
line would Bail about the middle of Hay,