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CANTON. OHIO. THUliSDAY. MAKOil lif. 1891
VOL. 57. NO. 43.
A MIDNIGHT EXPLOSION.
0UE8T8 'AROUSED BY 'FIRE IN THE
Natural On In tho Ilollor lianas Blurt n
Stubborn Flra TO"en nnd Women
'Panlc-Strlckcn, 4Ruili Through tho
Corridor minded nnd Stifled by
"Smoke Ono Fireman Injured.
PrrrsBuna, March 10. An explosion
'of nntarnl gas in tho elevator boiler
honso of tho Hotel Duquesno about
11:30 o'clock Inst night caused n firo
rvhich dauiAged tho building to tho cx
nt of $2,000 nnd created tho greatest
Joar nnd confusion among tho quests,
.most of whom wero asleop. The ox
plosion shook tho entire buck of tho
hotol. Half-dressed women crowded
down tho stairs n minuto later, crying
and sobbing in fright. Tho fast gather
ing firo in tho boiler rooms' nnd adjoin
ing closets rolled billows of sinoko
through evory room and corridor
of tbo house. Tho guests fell
over onch othor attempting to got
down their trunks. The elovator was
closed all Inst night, tho steam having
gono down, leaving only two narrow
stairways to tho first floor. Box 21 in
cludes many big business blocks down
town, nnd n crowd of hundreds gath
ered. The only flames visiblo woro
shooting out of tho door on Virgin al
ley. Promptly a lino of hose was turned
on, 'but a big iron door blocked tho
Tho 1'lro In tho Kitchen
was quenched, but it mado its way up
to the third floor along tho steam pipes.
It was discovered flush with tho floor
nnd stopped. In answer to two alarms
nino engines hnd arrived. A lino of
hose was brought to tho second floor
and tho firo was litorally cut out with
nxes. Tho stuccoed walls and parts of
tho coiling fell in masses and tho ho&o
wns turned on. The houte contains
eixty-soven rooms. On tho third floor
permanent boarders aro located. Two
unknown gentlemen who wero in tho
dining room gave the alarm after tho
Tho I'cnmle Guest
rushed out on Smithfleld streot. Tho
gentlemen mostly remained on tho soc
ond floor. Twenty-four waiters lost
their coats nnd dress suits in tho closet
burned out. Mr. Witherow, tho pro
prietor, thinks tho damage will not ex
ceed ftf.OOO. William Harford, of on
gino company No. 3, had his anklo
sprained while cutting through tho sec
ond floor, nnd wns removed to tho bos
pitul. At 1 o'clock the firo had sub
sided, and most of tho guests had re
turned to their rooms. Somo fow went
to other hotels.
A TEXAS TRAIN ROBBERY.
A Tight Over tho Division or the Spoils
anil Ono or tho llandlts KHTud.
Buownsville, Tex., March 10. Tho
particulars of tho plot which resulted in
tho robbery of n train on tho Rio
Grande on Jan. 10, and loss of $25,000,
have como to light. Juan Bonits, a rich
planter, is n jail hero, and has con
fessed. Tho leader of tho party is a
well-known smuggler named Simon
Qarcio. Tho night after tho robbery ho
stole threo horses and loft for Mexico.
IIo is being pursued by Mexican cavalry.
A portion of tho stolon monoy has been
recovered, and all tho robbers will prob
ably bo captured. Tlioy wero all ranch
ers, living in this county. There was a
disagreement among them over the di
vision of tho spoils, and one of the ban
dits named Angel Cortins was shot and
killod by tho leuder.
DEATH, NOT SLEEP,
Claimed n Mother as Slio Sat With Her
PoniA, III.. March 10. Mrs, Ernest
Miller, of Itichwoods township, earno
to tho city last Friday to do some trad
ing, and brought a load of country prod
uce. On tho road homo Mrs. Miller fell
asleep as she sat in tho wagon-box with
hor head loaning upon her son. Tho
boy thought his motnor was asleep. On
reaching home ho was nnablo to waken
ber. Assistance of tho neighbors and
family was brought, and tho woman
was carried within tho house, when
they found that she was not asleep, but
dead. Her physician said that she had
been dead for hours, and that she died
VICTIMS OF HYPNOTISM.
Suddon and Peculiar Illness of Tito Lad,!
Much Devoted to Kucli Other,
New Yonrc, March 10. i George
Wilkins nnd Howard Couch aro cousins
living noar Burlington, N. J. Tho lads
aro inseparable and aro devoted to each
-othor. They came home Friday even
ing in their usual health, but within an
,bour they both became delirious nnd
iviolontly ill. They had both been in
iporfect health up to that time. Tho
.lads livo in adjoining buildings, which
;helps wako tho sudden nnd peculiar
eickness nil tho moro unaccountable.
Tho parents of tho lads firmly believe
that they havo boon made tho victims
Got. Hill's Message to the Legislature.
Albany, N. Y,, March 10. Governor
Ilfll sent a message to tho legislature
last night, in which ho urges tho passago
of mi amendment to tho election laws.
ThO'bill authorizes tho bringing of quo
warranto proceedings by any candidate
for the ousting of tho successful candi
date, if it can bo proved against the lat
ter that either ho or his political agents
or committees have resorted to fraud or
corruption to socuro his election, and
thp giving pf nn ofllco to a dofoated can
didate, provided it appear that neither
ho nor his committees havo used cor
rupt means to promote his election.
8220,000 Flra at Omaha,
Omaha, Ned., March 10. Firo yes
terday destroyed the printing Iiouso of
Gibson, Miller & Riehardeon. Loss
$200,000 insurance $140,000. Tho firo
was caused by a boy smoking a cigarotto
in tho press room. Broatch's wagon
stock houso, adjoining, was damaged to
tho extent of $20,000 j covored by insur
ance, Ashland, Wis., Hurled In Snow,
Ashland, Wis., March 10, This sec
tion of tho country has just oxporioncod
n veritable blizzard nnd It is buriod in
snow. Trains nro blockadod evory
whero, It wna by far the worst etorm
of the season. It is rumored two squat
ters on government land noar horo per
Jbshed in the Atom,
ANOTHER SENATORIAL CONTEST.
No Cholro Hrs Yrt Hern Made for the
Lite Senator Henrst' 1'lnrc
SAcitAMnNTO, Cat.., March 10. Bal
loting for n successor to 8 -nator Hearst
has oegun. A queer development of
tho senatorial fight is tho story thr.t five
Chicago detectives havo nrrived here to
witness tho balloting. Information of
their presence wus brought to tho city
by a Sticrainonto man, who camu from
the east on tho nutno train. The detec
tives Baid they wro going to Monterey
to escapo the rigors of a Chicago win
ter, lint pot off at Sacramento. What
business they lmvo hero can only bo
guessed at, lmt ns they are known to
have been making tho acquaintance of
lobbyists and member, it is bolioved
that they nro here on senntorhd busi
ness. Tho candidates are Morris M. Esteo,
ex-Congressman Qoorgo O. Felton, M.
II. DoYoung, Georgo II Bonebrnke, ox
Governor George C. Perkins, Gen. N.
P. Chipinnn nnd ex-Setintor A. P. Will
iams. Tho Democratic vote will prob
ably go to ono of tho following persons:
James V. Column. ex-Mnycr Pond, Con
gressman Thomas J. Clunio or William
D. English. Tho Republicans have a
majority of sixty in tho legislature, but
it is thought no choice will be mndo for
several days. Tho Republicans havo as
yet called no caucus.
LOST IN THE GALE.
Tlin Slenmer Hurkeyi-, with Twenty I'ns
ngrn. Snld to Ilnvo Clone Down.
Seaitli:, Wash., March 10. Tho
steamer Buckeye, with twenty passen
gers and her crow, is reported lost in
tho galo of Sunday night on Pugot
sound, between Edmunds nnd Apple
treo Cove. The Buckeye left Edmunds
for Appletree Cove, across tho Bound,
eight miles distant, taking nbout twenty
pnssongers, mostly women and children,
who went for a pleasure trip. At Ap
p'letroe Covo tho Buckeye loaded a cargo
of vegetables and etnrtcd linck. but nt
last accounts hnd not reached Edmunds
and had not been seen by any passing
vessel. A heavy gnlo blow, nnd being
an nnseaworthy cratt, it is supposed tho
Buckeyo went down with all on board.
A light was Been by some Edmunds
'longshoremen during the storm, which
is supposed to havo been that of the
Bmkoye. It suddenly dn.ippeared nnd
was seen no more. Large quantities of
vegetables wero washed ashore at Ed
munds by the tide.
THE DYING PRINCE NAPOLEON
Attended by Tw Cardinals, Yet IIo Is Not
ICfcnnclled to tho Church.
Rome, March 10. Prince Napoleon's
condition remains unchanged. Prince
"Victor has refused to make submission,
which ia tho only condition on which
his fnther will consent to receive him.
All tho other members of the. family are
hastening to Rome. The dying prince
is attended by Cardinals Bnona Parto
and Mermilliod, but they .hiwe desisted
from, asking him to becomo reconciled
to tho church. Prince Napoleon's phy
sicians announce that both lungs of
their patient nro conjested and that but
a few hours can elapse beforo a fatal re
sult. Tho prince lias repeatedly and
Iiositively declined the religious conso
ation which has been proffered by
priests who have been permitted to enter
the chamber of the dying man.
Maine's Municipal Klrctlons.
Bangor, Me., Mnrcli 10. Joseph F.
Snow, Dumocrat, was elected mayor
yesterday by nearly 400 plurality over
j Tho Republicans carried four of tlio
At Belfast, non. William P. Thomp
son, lato Democratic nominee, for gov
ernor, was olected mayor yesterday by
430 majority. Both Branches of the
city government nro Republican.
J. W. Chase, Republican, was elected
mayor of Augusta over R. J. Martin by
202 plurality. Tho Republicans carried
every ward in tho city but ono.
Tho contest nt Biddoford resultod in
tho election of tho full Democratic
ticket in every wnrd. Mayor Edward
W. Staples had 1,101 votes: Dr. John
Lord, Republican, 670; a Democratic
gain of 140 over n year ago.
Trial of tho Ilonnetsy Tragedy,
New Orleans, March 10. In tho
Henneesy case yesterday Attorney
Flinn, counsel for Politz, asked an ad
journment to onablo him to secure tho
confidence of his client. Judgo Baker
replied that after the defonse havo
closed Flinn would bo given sufficient
time to prepare his case. W, 111 testi
fied that ho was with Baguetto from 11
p. m until ho was arrested in Poidroa
market. Muncy Meyers saw Bagnetto
in Poldms market from 0:80 until ho
was arrested by the police on tho night
of the murder.
ltnptlsed by Wholesale.
PiTTsncmn, March 10. The rathor
unusual sight of 44 young colored men
nnd women in one body being baptised
in tho Monongahela river was witnessed
by several thousand people Sunday
morning. Tho immersion took place at
the foot of tho wharf, opposite tho Mo
nongahela house, and wero conductod
by tho' Rev. Mr. Pryor, of Ebenezer
church. Twenty-threo converts of
Good Hopo Baptist church wero bap
tizod in the Allegheny river by tho Rov.
Mr. Gibson, tho Rev. Mr, Robinson and
A Skeleton round,
CincLEViLLE, O., March 10. Labor
ers, in tearing down tho old Emmet
vyaro house on Canal streot, camo unex
pectedly upon a woll-presorved human
skoloton between the joists of tho sec-
onuaioor, immediately aoovo tho ofllco.
It hod evidently been there a log timo.
How.it came thore is merely conjectural,
giifniriited In the Flames,
ClNCWNATi, March 10. Nicholas Vin
cent, a shoemaker, overturned n lamp
whilo drunk yesterday and eet his house
afire. He was suffocated in tho flames.
CONDENSED OHIO NEWS.
Tho first demand mndo on Ohio's
sliare of the direct tax monoy is for
$300,000 to spend on a now prison.
R. G. McGaughoy, the Bellaire lnwyor
who forged the note over Phillip
Schaofor's mimo and sold it to Lawyer
J. B. Smith, wns found guilty by a jury.
Tho penalty is from one to five years.
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Clnelunnll Cattlo IMorliot.
CH.CIJJJJATI. O.. March 10,-HoiM nuleti
receipts, 1.3U9 head) shipments. 043 head;
common, SS.VV3.t0; fair Io good light, t3.ji
3.65; ilo packlug, R3.6&w select butchers,
Cattle, firm; receipts, 1.1W head! shipments,
80 bend: common, Yj0; good to cholco,
J. SCOVJLLE'S WILL
THE TESTATOR'S ESTATE ESTIMATED
TO D WORTH $3,000,000.
NiiinoruiM ll quests Mndii tn ncllglnu
and Itcncvnli-nt Institution How
One llmtltlitinn lliid It I'otiuot lie
Tidd'd by Not Ackiirnrliitgltig u Gift
Mndo by the I)iTniod.
Bcttalo. N. Y., March 10. The will
3f tho lato Jonathan Scovillo was of
fered for probate yesterday. The estato
is estimated at nbout $-1,000,000. Tho
testator gives to his two sisters $20,000
ench, to his nephew, William H. Harper,
of Chicago, and to his nieco, Mnry L.
Filling, of Wellington, 15,000. Ho
gives in trust for his nephews, Samuel
Scovillo, Patcal nnd John F. Fisher,
00,000 ench. To the widow of his do
ceased brother, Samuel f-'covillo, an an
nuity for life of fcoUO. To tho St. John's
Episcopal society, of Salihbury, Conn.,
the interest in perpetuity of 5,000, and
to tho Methodist Episcopal Union
:hapcl, TJf ChiipinvHle, 500 pur annum
in perpetuity. IIo gives to the Bnlfalo
Orphan Historical hoeti-ty, Fino Arts
academy, St. Vincent's Fenialo asylum
and the Home for the Friondleoi, 5,000
each. He gives to tho Buffalo Fino
Arts ncademy 25,000, and a like amount
to the General hospital, to bo used for n
school for nurse.'.
Olio of Iho IScqniMts UpviIi1.
A codieil, however, rnvokes tho bo
quest to the Fino Arts academy and di
rects that 5,U00 te given to tho Society
for tho Prevention of Ct nelly to Chil
dren and :i".U0 to the Cuiversltv ot
Buffalo. Art'clu 10 gives Sl-.OIMJ for a
suitable building in SulLilmry, Conn.,
for the use of u public library. Other
minor bequests aiealsn mado. Tho lial
nnco of the estate goes to trustees in
trust for the six children of his brother,
tho lato Cliiuch Scovillo. tu he given
them successively as they In-uoinu of
How lh. Tpntittur nm Ancerml.
About a month ago Mr. Scovillo sent,
some statuary to the Flue Arts Hcnrli-my,
but no acknowledgment of tho gilt wiis
made, which angeied Mr. Stovillo so
that ho had tho codicil i mined, laying:
"If theeo peoplo don't think enough of a
gift 1 send them to acknowledge; it, why
they need not have ,mv morn." Tho
ncademy trustecH wiy that tho rtatuary
came just alter tho regular monthly
meeting and they were waiting for tho
uext mooting to make the nllicial ac
knowledgment. Anticipate Tronbln ilin riiicnor Itntei.
Kansas City, Mo., Mnrcli 10. Thorn
is trouble brewing in the western pas
senger circles on account oi the notion
of tho Chicago. St. Paul nnd K.tnsns
Cityin manipulating passenger rates.
On tho omt-dny limited Chicago ticket
tho road has heretofore extended the
time to fivo days, and, by scalping on
local points, did a big business. Tho
principal points receiving the benefit of
tho scalper rates aro Des Moines and
Mni-luilltown. Tho matter camo to tho
attention of tho other roads, and such
pressure was brought to benr that these
tickets wero withdrawn. Tho samo
road is issuing five-day limited tickets
to Forest Home, ten miles tills sido of
Chicago, to which point there is no rule
to govern the rate, and tho old system
of scalping is protected on this ticket.
Tho other roadB havo discovered the
plan, nnd threaten to resort to somo
desperate methods if tho tickets aro not
A Suggestion for the World's Tnlr.
Washington, March 10. The direc
tor of tho University of Havana, who
is a commissioner of Cuba to the
World's Columbian exposition, has been
appointed chairman of tho committee
on schools, colleges, arts, sciences nnd
history and has proposed to tho captain
general of the island a novel plan for
commemorating the anniversary of the
discovery of America by Columbus and
tho sulwequcnt voyages of the discov
erer. He suggests that a Spanish naval
fleet be sent to the point wnero Colum
bus first landed in Amorica nnd follow
his route as "losely as possiblo to all of
tho places he visited in tho now world
upon his four voyages. This proposi
tion meets with great favor from both
tho government and tho people of Cuba
and is likely to bo curried out.
Will Try Ills Luck In Duck Shooting-.
Washington, March 10. Tho presi
dent left here yesterday for Bougies,
Md., over the Baltimore and Potomac
railroad, He was accompanied by ox
Senator Sewell, of New Jersey, and
Charles Loeiller, tho president's private
doorkeoper. Tho president's stay will
depend upon the luck ho has in duck
shooting. In any event ho will return
the latter part of tho week.
All About Chlrkons.
CitAWFOitDSViLLK, Ind., March 10.
Miss Alico Folick, tho pretty daughter
of a prominent Riploy township farmer,
has instituted suit against her neigh
bors, Jacob Beam, James Swearonger,
Mike Fruitts and Wallaco McClure.
They had her arrested Inst fall on the
chargoof stealing chickons, but nfter
u long trial bIio was acquitted, and sho
now asks for damages.
Clerraun ISxhlblts for tho Chicago Kxpo.
BKKLt.v, March 10. Tho leading man
ufacturers of Germany will meot in
Borlin next week to consider thoir
course toward tho Chicago exposition
and to appoint a committeo to take
charao of tho German interests. Tho
Genua;! exhibits will doubtless bo ex
tensive. The leading merchants and
aldermen of Borlin are invited to join
in the deliberations.
Haiti Causes llnmiipje nt New Orleans.
New Ohleans, March 10. Rain fell
in torrents hero Saturday night, caus
ing considerable diunngo by washouts
ond by the flooding of lowlands. Tho
Erpwors have suffered considerably,
ast night there was a freeze which
finished up tho peach blossoms, ami but
fow poaches will bo produced this sea
son. No l'ardon fur fun.
Washington, March 10. The presi
dent has refused to put don John C. Eno.
of New York, who was convicted of
JUary Addrrnon Has ult the St,
Lonho.Vj March JO. Mary Anderson
(Mrs. ftnvarro) has Advertised the salo
of her various stago properties, includ
ing lior stago dresses.
VIE PRESIDENT DA1NIE
Says tho American Asmi nt on Will Do
Hits nrs on Its Own Hook,
Cincinnati, O., March 10. The nd
vanco guard of tho American associa
tion arrived heio yesterday. Vice Pres
ident Bnrnio said in nn interview:
"This will bo no war. Tho American
association will simply continue, to do
business on its own hook. Wo Bhnli
seek no conflict. Tho league has mado
its schedule and wo will follow with
ours nt the meeting. There may bo
somo unavoidable . conflicts, but not
many, nnd unless the league changes its
schedulo there will bo nono of tho fric
tion that did so much to injure tho
gamo last year. Tho season will op"ti
on tho 11 th of April, I think not tho
9th. Tho American association pro
poses to give tho eastern clubs a littlo
baseball on tho 4th of July, and wo will
play in tho east on Decoration day.
There aro likely to bo emiflicts in Bos
ton and Philadelphia on Labor day for
tho reason that that is more of n holi
day in tho east than it is in tho west."
"You nio not worried over tho stories
that Al. Johnson will step down and
out?" was asked. "No. I do not bo
lieve them. Mr. Johnson told Mr. Von
derhorst that he would cut off his right
arm rather than tre.it with the leaguo
now. He is eager to retaliate upon his
late partners, and'tlio aociation gave
him that chance."
Tho T.i'nguo (lolilil Assne atlon l'ropnrty.
Cleveland. O., March 10. Last night
adenlwos completed li-twoen Albert
L. Johnson and J. Palm r O'Neil, of tho
National league. wher'l'y tho former
sell out for 'i0.000 cash ill his property
in baseball. This includes the contracts
with Cincinnati and Cleveland players,
tho grounn leases in bo'li cities and all
other tilings connected with the na
tional game. Judgo banders and At
torney L. A. Russell, of this city, and
Ed. Hanlon and F. II. lii unell assisted
in the transfer. Tho leaguo at once
takes possession of all isodatlon prop
erty. Jotins'in Ilrnoiinci'd nt Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, March 10. When tho
association managers now in the city
learned that Johnson hnd sold out, tho
news created consternation, as nil their
plans were based on his fidelity, nnd ho
was denounced in bitter terms. Ho had
led them to tho last moment to behevo
ho wns true, nnd they wero to compl- to
arrangements for the sea- in. Johnson's
treachery has killed tho association's
hopes in this city.
A Vi dent TlilvlV Hu I.
Wichita, Kan., Mnieli 10. C. A.
Ward had a large bin ol wheat on his
farm near Garden Plains. On Friday
ho discovered one of the roof boards
off, nnd looking inside saw lying on tho
wheat a sack and a man'- hat. Shortly
after ho commenced Ion ling tho wheat
into wagons. Hardly had tho first
wagon been loaded when a pair of shoo
soles appeared in the yh-nt and a littlo
investigation discover. them to bo on
tho feet of a innn's body standing head
down in the bin. Tho only explanation
is that the body was that of an intend
ing thief, who over-balanced himself
whilo entoring tho bin, and went in head
foremost nnd was smothered beforo ho
could extricato himself. An inquest
was held and ns tho body was unidenti
fied, it was buiied in the potters fiold.
Sioux Falls, S. D.. March 10. T,wen-ty-fivo
members of the legislature aro
seriously ill here. Two have died dur
ing the session and 'ono is reported on
his death-bed. The general ailment is
pneumonia. Inadequate, vontilntion in
tho state houso, which permits of a
multitude of draughts., has caused tho
I'rlce of 1'rnyers In Wlsonnsln.
Mawson, Wis., March 10. The re
trenchment committee of tho legislature
is considering a proposition to reduce
tho pay of tho clergymen of Madison,
who aro called on to open tho sessions
of tho two houses with prayer. The
last legislature reduced tho price to 10
a prayer, nnd now it is proposed to inako
the Drico SiO nor week.
Iho Ilenist l'unirul Train.
CniCAQO, Morch 10. Tho special train
convoying the remains of the Into Sen
ator Hearst nrrived in Chicago Sunday
en routo from Washington to San Fran
cisco. Only a few moments' stop wns
made in the Pennsylvania depot. The
cars, nt tho special request of tho sen
ator's family, bore no outward token of
lnourniug, und few persons in either
railway station woro aware of the pas
sing of tho distinguished dead.
Mrs. rrank Leslie's New Will.
New Yoiik, March 10. Mrs. Frank
Leslie will make a new will on Wednes
day, by which tho bulk of her fortuno,
nmounting to nt least 000,000, will be
left in trust for tho establishment of n
great institution for tho instruction of
women and tho advancement of higher
education of tho sex.
THE CANADIAN CABINET
Will Meet on Wednesduy nnd Dlscusi
Heclproclty with the United States.
Ottawa, Mnroh 10. -Thore will bon
full meeting of the cabinet on Wednes
day, for the first timo since tho olections.
At this meeting the government will
decido upon tho line of action it will
tnko with regard to opening reciprocity
negotiations with the United States.
Sir John Thompson will be associated
with Sir Charles Tupper as Cunnda't
commissioner. Newfoundland will be
invited to join in the negotiations. Par
liament will meot in six weeks.
Cardinal Muunlns Will I'reshle.
New Yohk, March 10. A telegram
from London to tho International Tele
gram company says: Cardinal Man
ning is nnnouncod to preside at tho ban
quet of tho McCartliyito faction to be
hold in London on St. Patrick's day.
This is the first timo that tho vonorablo
prelato has openly placed himsolf at the
front of tho lnovemont in opposition to
Parnell.nnd his acceptance of tho chair
manship on this occasion is bolieved to
bo in open pursuance of a hint from
Romo that this stand taken by tho Irish
bishops should receive his support.
Kcniifimltes May 1'uinlsli tho Site.
Beaveh Falls. Pa.. March 10. From
nn apparently thoroughly reliablo source
comes tho statement that tho Harmony
Eociety, at Economy, has offered one
half tho largo lot on Seventh nvonuo,
on which tho Economy bank Is situatod,
for 10,000, ns a location for tho now
government building. Tho land is cen
trolly located, and the price namod is
ono-half the nctual value of tho gronnd.
A petition for tho indorsement of the
location is being circulated hero.
A CKLKIJHATKD CASE.
FATAL ENCOUNTER BETWEEN TWO
MEMBERS OF THE MEMPHIS BAR.
Mr. David II, l'oslou ami Col, Clny Kin
Mrot on tint Mrrt'l, unit, yilhiiut it
Word of Vt amine the l-nl.V hired
a 1'lst'il Anliiit Mr. l'nston's Abdo
men and Fired.
MEMi'iim. Tenn., March 11. Mr.
David II. Poston, a prominent lawyer of
this city, was yei-tctday shot and
mortally wounded by Col. Clny King, n
well-known citizen nnd also a member
of tho Memphis bnr. As i-J. King wns
standing in front of Leo's cigar store,
on May street, at 11:80 yesterday morn
ing Mr. Poston camo along. When ho
reached King the latter, without n word
of warning, placed a piHtol against Mr.
Poston s abdomen and fired. Tho
wounded man staggered blindly for a
few seconds, when fri-nds rushed to his
assistance and carried him into a res
taurant. King stood still, pintol in hand,
and was ni-r.ted a few minutes later.
Mr. Poston was tnlfrr to an infirmary
soon after tho shooting and is in a pro-cnriou-i
condition. Tho attending phy
sicians say ho cannot recover.
( niiNn of din 'Irniiid).
The causes which led to tho shooting
havo thoir origin in the lawsuit, which
lias becomo a easo celebrated in both
Tennessee nnd Arkansas judicial an
lifiln, nnd to which II. Clny King and
Mrs Gideon J. Pillow, wife of Gideon
J. Pillow, of Fort Pillow fame, wero
the principals. Tho litigation hnd been
pending lcr n number of yenrs, and
grow nut of certain transactions bo
tweon these parties with regard to Ar
kansas lauds, Mrs. Pillow claiming the
titlo through certain deeds signed by
King, and which lie claimed wero
never executed, as fur as deliver was
concerned, alleging that sho obtained
surreptitious possession of them. Tho
firm of Poston & Poston wns counsel
for Mrs. Pillow, the complainant, and
havo prosecuted her title vigorously.
limit- "ii'lal ltcpnlatuiii nt stake.
A vcrv bitter feeling wns art used be
tween the parties to tho litigation and
evidence hurtful to the social reputation
of both was freely adduced. King's
bitterness against Mis. Pillow was in a
measuie transferred to DSivid Poston,
tho loadim: counsel. Tho enso is now
pending in tho supremo court of this
state and is set for tho April term of
that tribunal, it having been decided in
tho lower court in King's favor. Mr.
Poston is a member of tho law firm of
Poston & Poston nnd his family is ono
of the most prominent in tho city and
well known throughout tho south. Col.
II. Clay King served with distinction-in
tho Confederate army, is a brilliant
lawyer and is tho author of "King's
Digest of tho Laws of Tonnesseo,"
which was for a long timo a standard
A NCW CLUB FOR CINCINNATI.
Tho American Association I.'ntens to the
Keport of the Special foiumlttiie.
Cincinnati, March 11. Tho schedule
meeting of tho American nasociation was
called to order yesterday. Tho only
business transacted was tho appoint
ment of a committeo of five to discuss
the situation and to see what can bo
dono toward establishing a new club in
Cincinnati. At tho afternoon session
the special committee reported ns fol
lows: "The committeo appointed by
you to invostigato tho present status in
roferenco to the vacancy in tho Ameri
can association, respectfully report that
after a careful examination they are led
to seriously question tho validity of tho
alleged transfer of the Cincinnati Base
ball club to the leaguo owners. Thoy
recommend that the president and tho
attorneys of the association bo empow
ered to institute or cause to bo institut
ed such proceedings in law or in equity
in tho Cincinnati courts, or elsewhere,
as may be deemed most advijablo under
all circumstances. Tliev further recom
mend that it is to tho best interest of
the ossociotion to at onco establish and
nnd cnuso to bo locnted a club, to begin
operations nt tho opening of the playing
season. They beg to report that they are
informed that tho causo of tho practices
latoly indulged in by tho National
leaguo is that tho senso of tho Cincin
nati public is favorablo to tho American
association and to .n-cont bull. They
boliuvo under all circumstances that
this is the proper courso to pursue."
WANTS HER WAGES.
A Woman Who Sues a l'urnier forTnolve
Reaping, Pa., March 11. A rather
novel lawsuit has been brought against
Valentino Geest, a farmer at Long
swamp, near Reading, by Amolia Long,
his houso keeper, who sues for twelve
yoars' wages at the rate of 2.C0 a week.
Mrs. Long Bays sho was competent to do
farm work of a character that women
are usually exempt from, nnd ho paid
her no wages, but gave her small sums
at different times, and promised her a
largo amount at his dentil. Sho is tired
of waiting for him to die.
Hubert Hay Hamilton's Will Admitted to
1'robate III Now York.
New Yoiik, March 11. After taking
somo ovidonco concerning tho death of
Robert Ray Hamilton, Surrogate Ran
som gnvo immodinto judgmont in tho
noted contest over tho will of Hamilton
by Evangolmo G. Manning. Ho de
clared legnlly that Hamilton is dead,
and then admitted the will to probate.
Con! Trade Depressed,
Mt. Caumi-.l, Pa., March 11, Tho Mt.
Carmel shaft colliery has suspended in
definitely, owing to tho depressed con
dition or tho coal trade. It is ono of tho
largest mines in the region nnd 1,000
men aro thrown out of employment.
Tho Alaska shaft, Buck Ridge nnd Bear
Valloy collieries havo closed down for
tho same reason.
Ono Hnllnt Talon.
SraiNoriKLD, Ilia, March 11. Only
ono ballot was taken in tho United
States senatorial contest yesterday.
Gon. Palmer rocuived 101 votes. Tho
Republicans and Farmers' Allianco men
refused to voto nnd nn adjournment
I'rnlvttlun for Old Veteran.
Youkostown, 0 Mnrcli 11, Jndgo
Johnson, of tho common pleas court, by
a decision yesterdny, held that money
paid to a pensioner by tho Unitod States
government could not bo taken from
him by nny legal process for dobt.
mMmmkli '"i'i .-.-.
SECh1..Y l-I.U' . yllnKUMlUY.
They Aro Duied by tho Chamber of Coin-mere-
of Hrlstot, Tnti.
Bijistol, Tenn., March 11. Secretary
Proctor and party, en route to the
Chicniunuga battle field, arrived hero
yesterday over tho Norfolk and Western
railroad in four special care. They
were accompanied by the officials of the
Norfolk and Western road, who had
them under special care. Tho officials
of tho East Tennesoco, Virginia and
Goorgin road mot them h ro and will
conduct them to Chattanooga. Tho
party, fifty-eight in number, wero dined
nt the St. Lawrence hotel by the cham
ber of commerce of Bristol. Miss
Julia S. Carter, of Brooklyn, represent
ing Sulliu'H college, and Miss Minnie
Jackson, of Arkansas, representing
King's college, presented Secretory
Proctor with a beautiful floral tribute.
Tho secretary responded briefly and
cnlled on Senator Maiidcrson. who re
sponded with a short but felicitious
Oov. Ilnjil's Answer to Oov. llinrrr.
Lincoln, Nr.n., March 11. Tho an
swer of Governor Boyd to ex-f rovernor
Thayer's quo warranto proceedings was
filed yesterday. Governor Boyd relies
chiefly upon tho fact that his father
took out papers and held oilice. perfect
ing his citizenship in 1831 by taking out
final papers, nnd under the new regis
tration law, which went into idTcct last
year, his fatlur was required to produce
his papers, and having mislaid them
took out nnother set. He also shows
that in 1801 he enlisted as a volunteer
in tho United Mutes service during the
Indian outbreak in Buffalo county, Neb.
He also sets up tho fact that if Mr.
Thayer had any doubt of tho election of
his successor he should havo qualified
nnew and given a new bond. Boyd also
relies upon having, himself been a mem
ber of the legislature and of tho consti
Tollman ( nrs Tor Australia.
Chicago, March 11. George M. Pull
man, of tho Pullman Palace Car com
pany, has closd n contract with ono of
tho largest railroads in Australia to
nlaco his sleeping cars on the antipodian
lines. Tho different parts of tho cars
will bo made hero and the whole outfit
in sections will bo shipped to tho nnti
podes. ready to be put together on their
arrival in Australia. Mr. Pullman will
send a colony of his best artisans to
Australia, and. in a temporary plant to
bo put up near Melbournethey will
put tho enrs together ready for sen-ice.
The first consignment of cars will con
sist of eighteen coaches, and it is un
derstood that if these prove satisfactory
another big batch will be ordered. The
contracts already signed involve nn out
lay of SWO.OOO, it is said.
Destruction Tiro nt HtilTaln.
Buitalo, N. Y., March 11. A disas
trous firo started yesterday at the cor
ner of Court and Pearl streets, in the
new six-story building occupied as a
clothing house by Forbes & Co., on tho
northwest corner. Half nn hour nfter
tho firo began tho walls of the building
fell with a crash, and it wns thought
several peoplo hnd been buried in tho
dobris. It was found, however, that all
had escnpod. One man was slightly
hurt. The firo spread to the dental
company's building nnd Crowley Bros.'
undertaker store, and they woro soon
ono mass of flame and the walls fell in
shortly atterward. After burning two
hours tho firo wns got under control
and its extent was comprised within the
Cathol'r llenevnlont I.elin In Srsslnn.
Brooklyn. N. Y., March 11. About
twenty dolegatos, representing ns many
state councils, and composing tho su
premo council of tho Catholic Benevo
lent Legion, convened in annual session
hero yesterday. Tho first business
taken under consideration was tho
amendment of certain portions of tho
constitution. The supremo camp of the
fraternal legion commenced thoir Won
ninl session yesterday afternoon nt tho
Pierpont house. There was a larire at
tendance of delegates from Now York,
Now Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Indiana
Western Lumber Dealers Consolidate.
Omaha, Nr.n., March 11. Three hun
dred members of tho Nobraska State
Lumberman's association, in aunttal
convention yesterday, accepted tho
proposition of tho Unitod Lumbermen
to consolidate tho two organizations.
This virtually includes all western lum
ber dealers. It was acrecd to boycott
nil wholesalers who persist in selling tho
retail trade. Tho consolidation will oc
cur in a convention to be held at Chi
cago May 10.
A Hill Hrcnrilln. I oro rii Corporations.
St. Louis, March 11. Tho lower
houso of tho legislature has passed a
bill requiring all foreign corporations
doing business in this state other than
insurance companies to file nrticlos of
association with tho secretary of state
and becomo incorporated under tho laws
govorning domestic corporations.
LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Tho fcliool Question Is regarded as tho great
Catholic istuo in America.
Venice will ho reproduced In the lake at the
world's fair gondolas nnd nil.
Tho hill to npport Ion tho stato of Malno for
members of congress Mas passed In the liothB
Tho Methodist preachers of Columbos, O.,
soveroly crltlclno Secretary Blaluo for bis
circular endeavoring ton ork up a market for
beer nmon the South American roimbllca.
John H. Smith, ex-mlnlstcr to Liberia, has
written n lottor to President Harrison ro
ijuosttngiho appointment of a colored man
as one of l ho managors of tho world's fair at
Tho bill drawn up by tho nttornoy goneral
excluding tho Chinoso wns passed by the Cal.
Ifornla sonato. Thoeonnto refused to concur
In thu amendment to tho ballot reform hill
mndo by tho house. '
Tho corporation of Manchester, England,
has resolved to advanco JK,5U),000 to tho Man
chester and Liverpool Canal company, whloh
propos.es to make tho formor city accessible
to steamers and ships of tho heaviest draught.
At tho Missouri Annual Conference, of the
Methodist hplscopnl church, hold nt Drook
ylllo, Mo tho voto nn tho question of admit
ting women to the goneral ennferonco was nn
nouncod as follows! Tho clergy, fid for, 20
against! the laity, HIM for. T71 ngnlnst.
Tho privy council of drcat Ilrllaln has Just
decided a nico point of Molmmmednn doo
trlnoln acaso appoalcd to them, In favor of
tho dofemlnnt. Masque worshipers accusod
their crier of prayers a hcretlo because ho
cried "Amen" no loud they bad tn raise their
hands to their ears.
At a uioetlng of tho boot and shoo workers
of Iloulon buiiday evening every tlelugato
present reported niuoh dissatisfaction to tho
Root and Shoo Workers' International union
because of tbo present management, and It
was decidiMl io put a Knight of Labor organ
Uorln tho Jfew Kuglaml rltetrlrtntonce.
FLOOD IN THE SOUTH.
ALL STREAMS IN THE VICINITY OF
YA200 CITY OVERFLOWED.
Seven Hundred Kashvlllo 1'nnillles Driven
from Hume Over 3,000 Arris of Lund
Under H'nter Teach ( rop Knitted and
Tiimsto IJerin rlomled The Cry of
Distress is Heard.
Yazoo City, Miss., March 11. Re
ports from different parts of this county
received yesterdny indicate that Friday
and Saturday's heavy rain has proved
disastrous to houses" outbuildings and
bridges. Evory stream is over its banks.
Cnpt. Z. P. Stutts, president of tho
bonrd of supervisors, estimates tho loss
to tho county from bridges destroyed at
not less than S10.000. Not a bridge was
left over tho streams in tho hills. A.
special session of tho board of supervis
ors has been called, when tho work of
rebuilding the bridge will begin. No
trains north of Ynzoo City, owing to
washouts on tho railroads. The mail
and passengers from tho south wero
transferred across Martin's creek by
hand-car. It will be several days beforo
trains will run on schedule timo. Tho
water has receded some during the past
twenty-four honrs from the inundated
ware houses. The river is soveral inches
above high water of last year.
Tho Highest Hlvor liver Knoun I'cared
Nashvilli:, Tenn., March 11. Yes
terday the Cumberland was rising
slowly, with -58 foot of water on tho
gauge, and as 53 feet is reported at Ft,
Uurnsido tho river will continue rising
here not less than two days. This will
add two feet of water without any moro
rain. If tho rain should contiuuo tho
highest water known hero, 51.0 feet,
January 22, 1882, will bo passed. Al
ready over 700 families linvo been run
out of their homes, and every inch of
water will force others out. Over 0,000
acres of land in the city limits aro sub
merged. Much household furnitiA'jh.is
been lost in tho attempts to more out
in skiffs arid canoes, whilo thousands of
dollars' worth of lumber has been swept
away from points along tho river,
A Later Are lint from Xnshtlllc.
Nashvilli:, Ti:nn, March 11. Tho
river is falling slightly, although it is
expected to riso at least a foot yet when
tho water from tho upper river reaches
this city. From nil low lying jiortions
of tho city tho cry of distress is heard
nnd tho streets aro filled with wagons
loaded with tho effects of tlioso who aro
ablo to move. Tho less fortunate aro
compelled to carry their belongings to
higher ground nnd there deposit them
without shelter. Fully 1,000 houses
havo been vacated on account of the
rising waters. The greater part of those
who have been forced to move wero un
able to rent other houses and have taken
up temporary nbode among friends and
neighbors. Reports from surrounding
districts show that the creeks aro out of
thoir banks nnd great damage lias been
dono by tho washing away of fences,
bridgos and inundating tho wheat fields.
Torrents of llaln.
Nnw Orleans, March 11. Tho freeze
did considerable damage to tho pros-
Eectivo fruit crops in this section,
large hail fell for a few minutes nnd
rain fell in torrents for several hours,
causing greater damage by wash-outs
and overflowing lowlands thnn had been
dono in many years. Several largo
growers had their tomato plant beds
completely washed away, nnd many
others have suffered damage. There
has been another frvezo, this timo pro
ceded by rain whicli finished up the
peach besoms, and verv fow peaches,
if any, will bo produce'd this season.
Last year the peach crop was lost by a
freeze on March 1. This will apply with
equal forco to a largo number of mar
ket gardens along the line of the Illinois
Contral railway, within 100 miles of
Augusln, ()a., In Darkness.
Auousta, Ga., March 11. Tho high
water has interfered with the gas works
and the electric company's plant and
tho city is in darkness. Business is
practically suspended and mail was not
delivered. The river reached 0T1 1-2 feet
and has been gradually receding all day.
No serious damage to property has re
sulted. EIGHT WIVES
Waiting tn Confront n Newly Married
Yiuing Mnn In Arkansas.
Ft. Smith. March 11. Marion Smith,
a young man only 21 years of age, was
taken to Greenwood, whero ho will be
tried for bigamy. Ho intimated that
ho had eight wives living in this county.
He married tho first ono when but 12
years old. Ho gavo tho names of the
last two as Nancy Hobbs and Adeline.
Smith. Ho said none had children; that
as fast ns ho wns tired of ono he mar
riod another; that they ranged in nge
from 10 to 25. Officer Dyer, who hnd
Smith in charge, says that tho oight
wives would bo at tho train to meet the
About to be Disclosed by u Former Alli
CLAitKsnriio, W. Va., March 11. A
book will bo issued in a few days by a
man living in Rondolph county, this
state, disclosing tho signs, passwords
nnd secrets of the Farmers' allianco.
Tho author wos a charter member of tho
ordor, but had trouble with tho leaders
and intends giving thoir secrets away to
punish them for nllegod insults. Tho
announcement of tho forthcoming pub
lication is crenting intenso excitement
among members of tho ordor through
out tho state, and efforts nro being made
to suppress its circulation.
Chllds Heply to the Hultliiinre Club.
Baltimokl1, March 11. Tho answer
of Clarence L. Childs to tho bill of com
plaint of tho Baltimore Baseball com
pany, on which Judgo Phelps sovornl
days since issued a preliminary adjunc
tion restraining Childs from playing
ball as a member of tho Cleveland club,
was filed. Tho answer recites that
Manager Baraio was guilty of deliber
ate fraud, in that he misrepresented to
Childs tho real conditions of his ongugo-
uiuuii io i,uo eyraense ciuo nna to tlio
national agreement. A decision in the
case is looked far orm.