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Y0LUM1 180 PADUCAH, KENTUCKY, FHIPAY, AI'HIIj 9. 1807. TEN CENTS A WEEK.
$ The Situation as Reported Fro
DISTRIBUTING COVERKMEHr AID.
tinmlncnt Peril of InhAbltnntn f
FLWE1S AfPEAL FM STATE All-
Memphis, Tenn., April g, Tele - 1
Drams received tonight from the I
flooded area of the Mluisiippl delta
report the situation unchanged. A
heavy rain, accompanied by a strong
. northwest wind, has prevailed all nf.
iniormauon irom me riowcr L.ana
COTssse savs that the break Is 1,700
lfi wldo, Every effort is belngf
Made to Uo the ends of the levee
Whe town of Lulu is entirely shut out
jrxcept bj telegraph.
r Today was ratloa day for the destitute
refugees at Rosedale, and a
more band of no-
..Jggrocs than those gathered at the
jb place of distribution would be hard
1 :" to picture. Only those who were
y- known to bo actually in need wcro
j.y ouppllel. The news had become
5f current among the ncirow that the
goTornment had sent rations, and many
who were yet able to take care
of themselves were disappointed at
not flndlug their names on tho relief
At Helena the river has fallen two
fret and eleven luetics sineo ths levea
gave way Sunday, and the baokwater
in the southern part of the eity is at
a stand. Many food refugee are
being taken to Helenn, and the number
in that city will now probably
reach 3,000. The relief committee is
doing good work and no complaints
have been made. The river is fall-
ing at all point between Cairo and
Details Wall Under Way lid
Hupplles to He Pur-
Washington, April 9. Secretary
Alger is pushing forward the work of
relief for tho flood sufferers, and
within a few days the disbursement
of the rations provided for by congress
will begin. Today the Secretary
was in consultation with Col.
Glllcsplo, president of the Missiasip.
ill river commission, who was sum
moned here by telegraph by th Sec
retary for the purpose.
Col. Gillespie has lust returned
from a visit of Inspection of the flood
ed districts along the lower Missis
aippl, and, backed by his experience
in the river improvements, was able
to give the secretary an idea of the
needs of the situation. It is fell by
tho engineer officers that, with the
appropriation of 1300,000 already
placed at their disposal by Congress
for the protection of the improvement
works, they will be able to restore
the broken levaes and get the
river banks into normal shape
whorever they are protected by the
levees constructed by the National
Government, and are not stats works.
DISTRESS ABOUT GKEKNV1LLE
Planters Compelled to Ask Aid
for Forty Lhotiaand Laborer
Greonvllle, Miss., April I. The
coudilion of affairs in this section of
tho Mississippi river continues serious.
Want is today at the door of
many laborers. The Yazoo-Mississippi
delta embraces tea counties
with a population of near four hundred
thousand people, sevonty per
cent of whom are farm laborers who
depend for their daily bread on rations
issued weekly by planters and
local merchants on part of ths laborers'
farming operations, The planter
and merchant in turn secure advancements
from money centers en
their paper basd en tho growing
crops after having carried the laborer
until the crops have been planted.
The inundation occasions a withholding
of credit from the country,
thus cutting its most vital cords.
From this statement it will be
seen that every day adds severity
to tho strain. Tho promptness with
which the Federal government has
interested itself in the condition of
the inhabitants of the inundated districts
has brought n strong ray of
hope into the situation which is at
beat gloomy enough. The Secretary
of War has kept himself in telegraphic
communication with the Governor
of Mississippi, seeking information
concerning tho needs of flooded districts.
Gov. McLaurln, in turn, has
kept In telegraphic communication
with the representative men of
tho delta, and yesterday ho was
assistance was needed.
advises give a more extended
report of the prevailing condition,
whereupon many of the leading
planters and business men of this sec-
t'on (Washington county) held council
and decided such a crisis was at
hand as necessitated calling for assistance
from the general government.
To that end the following dispatch
was sent to the governor, and by him
sent toGei. Alger, Secretary of War,
and a similar message mfj transmitted
to Congressman Catchfngsj
To the Hon. A. J, McLaurln, Gov
ernor of Mississippi, Jackson, Kiss.
Further investlgatioa into the effect
of the overflow and canferonce with
leading merchants and planters show
that this (Waahinaton) county is
Ipraelically entirely overt owed. The
populatloa of the cointv Is about
10,000, with upward of 10.000 head
of mules and horses, exclusive of
cattle. Over 40,000 of theso people
subsist npoa weekly rations Issued
I by planters and local merchant. The
'ltnlted means of these are about ex-
lianaU.I .1 a 1. 1 ft
...u.wu aml iiieir creau
by the overflow.
Thirty days will probably
elapse before it can be determined
whether a crop can bo mado, the
destitution will be Incalculsble. In
the meantimo we mnst appeal to the
government for aid dnrinr this period
of waiting In caring for theso peoplo
aid stock. Onlv actual necessltes
are desired and snch supplies can bo
disbursed wlthont waste through tho
government force stationed at this
point. We estimate it will require
not less than $135,000 worth of supplies
dnring tho ensning thirty days
for this county and we earnestly re
quest your aid In securing it. This
is supplemental to our wire of
day. J. M. Jatnr,
Wm. G. Ttidiit.
Fourteen Freight Cra aadlliclr
Indianapolis, April 9.A Big
rour ireigut train was annihilated by
an explosion at the Belt Junction on
tho West Side. There are many theories
as to the cause of the wreck, but
tho trouble probably originated
in a car loaded with
whisky. Just before daybreak a
terriflu explosloa awakeued the
people of the neighborhood. A Are
company responded to an alarm, but
the entire train of twelve to fourteen
cars was destroyed. The wreck extended
a distance of about 200 yards
along the T, and was marked by dismantled
trucks, twisted iron rods,
barrel hoops, burned limbers and
fragments of the contents of the cars.
The cars were loaded with whisky,
tobacco, grain, theatrical property
ana mlscelmneons merchandise, and
the only part of it that escaped in
tact was three barrels of whisky.
The train men snr that the explo
sion was cansed by a hot-box or that
the train broke in two and the explo
sion resulted when tho two parts
came together furMn. The train mrn
escaped injury, bat a man named
otto Crenshaw, who was sleeptag by
me sine or a pile or cross-ties in one
of the cars, was pinned to tho burning
floor. Ho was rescued and removed
to the hospital in a serious
condition. The money loss Is heavy.
I1A.NA AT FstANKFORT.
Ho 'h Kot Rut There Was Excitement
Jut the Same.
Frankfort, Ky., April 9. Some
wag wrote on tho register of the leading
hotel last night: "M. A. Manna,
Ohio," There was a regular stampede
in the hotel lobby among the
politicians, who did not catch on to
the joke, and tho further fact that
the supposed visitor was assigned to
Parlor A, tho well known headquarters
of Senator Goebol, leader of tho
Hlackhurn forces, added to tho excitement.
A CANKMAIi FEAST.
A Wiillc Trudor la South Africa
Mnde the Subject.
Victoria, I). C, April . Australian
advi ti state that Mr. Duncan, a
white trader, who reached Sydgey
from South Africa last year, met his
death in a very painful way while
trading with natives of New Hebrides.
He was tied up to one of the trees
for three days, being Kept alive and
forcibly staffed with food. He was
then cut down, killed and eaten,
even joining joyfully in the cannibalistic
Number of Places Cinched by
Washington, April 8. The senate
yesterday confirmed the following
Theodore oosovolt, of New York,
to be assistant secretary of tho navy.
Thomas W. Crider, of Wost Vir
ginia, to bo third assistant secretary
Capt. A. S. Chrowninshield, U. S.
navy, to bo chief of bureau of navi
gation department f tho navy.
Alonzo J. Tudor, of Tennessee, to
bo collector of intarnal revenue for
tho Second district of Tennessee.
Brigadier-General Frank Wheat ou
to be in the army.
Ifyi W ant NenJoy a nlco, cool
gmss.or uotr call on . SUrkslS. 2nd
otini. V7a3 j
Comes to Hnntcr's Forces on
HUNTEKITES ARE JUBILANT.
Porto Rico Joins tho Rebellion
Frankfort, April 9 It looked nt
one time today as if tho prediction of
I)r, Hunter that he would be elected
today was to be verified. On the
first ballot Hunter received G2 votes,
being three short of the necessary
f6. On the second ballot there was
On the third ballot, however,
Raldwln, a llradloyltc, deserted to
Hunter. This gave Ilunter two less
than requisite. Senator Stone
was importuned to como to Hunter's
support, and agreed to do so If he
could gel another vote so that he
could be elected.
There wns great excitement In tho
Hunter camp and they were confident
they would get tho one needed rccuit
to ruako the election of the Doctor
anre. An effort was made to force
a fourth ballot, but an adjournment
was ordered. Dr. Hunter still
claims ho will win tomorrow.
Takes Up Armn Against Spanish
New York, April I. Tho "Herald"
Dr. J. Julio Henna, president of
the Porta Kican Revolutionary Committee
ia this city, has received private
Information from the committee
In the Island of Porto Eico to the effect
that the country has taken up
arms against the Spanish government,
the uprisings having takea place in
Yanco and Adjuntas.
WARS, MAM WARS.
Porto Rico Aads Her Mite to
New Tork, April ft. A dispatch
to the "Ilcrald" from Montevideo
The Republic is greatly alarmed at
the failure of the government to suppress
tho rebellion. The administration
officials admit the news from the
front is unfavorable.
The rovernment column, under
Munex, has been dispersed by Sara!
va. Lamas is now said to be marching
on Minos. The government
troops were defeated with heavy loss
at Trcinta y' Trcs.
London, April 9. A dispatch to
the Times from Cape Town says that
advices received from Dclagoa Hay
announce that the country bordering
on and actoas tho Limpopo river,
forming for many miles the northwest
and northern limit of the Transvaal,
is in open revolt. It is added that
the situation is serious.
fie !a Charfcd pvtth Abetting an
Expedition Against Spnla.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 8. The
arrest last evening of Julio Sanguily
and Col. Francica Lachusa on a
charge of aiding and abetting a military
organisation that was to be
started from these shores against the
peace and dignity of tho Kingdom of
Spain, has occasioned something ofa
sensation. This ia the first outcome
of the alleged axpedition of the
that was broken up by the
Vesuvius on her all-night's cruise last
Saturday night. The warrant was issued
by United States Commissioner
Kagan, and is returnable at his office.
at 10 a. m. in the morning.
Sanguily and Lachusa were no.
taken into custody, they being paroled
on their personal recognizance
to appear at the fhearing. Sanguily
is indignant over the actian of the
Spanish Cousul, Senor Potous, in
thus having such a matter sprung on
him, and will insist on an early hear
ing. This the government will fight,
as United Statea District Attorney
Clark is out of the city, though
Cromwell Gibbons, who stands sponsor
for all Spanish doings, is here
and they will ask that the case go
over till Friday taornlng.This doubtless
will be done.
Cubans here are greatly stirred up,
and they denounce the actions of the
United States officials in thus lending
themselves to the "dirty work of
Spain's hirelings," as they phase it.
Ample bail can be furnished, so that
othing can be done to bother San
guily, except the aggravation of hav
ing to stay here and fight the case afterward,
It is done, it is said, to
prevent his returning to Cuba, as
they fear his presence there will encourage
the insurgents greatly.
Gen. Weylcr announces that he has
pacified Las Vilas, and will do tho
tame at rucrto rrincipo Province
Ho has left Clcnfucgos on tho cruiser
Conccpclon for Jucaro, where tho
central trocha Is, it is said, on account
of Arrolns, the commander of
tho trocha, who is much displeased nt
the continuous withdrawing of troops
from that place.
Near tho town of Madmen, l'rov
inco of Mantnnza, the sugar plantation
of Andres Terry, an American
cltlcn, has been destroyed by the
using dtnam'.to to blow up
houses and machinery. Tho loss is
estimated to be nbout $450,000.
Gov. I'orcrua, of Havana, lias
and will sail soon for Spain,
not agreeing with tho policy mid con
duct of Gen. Wejler. Tho Spanish
government has cabled Wcyler ordering
him to introduce in the island the
reforms recently voted by tho Cabinet.
Largo insurgent forces, under command
of Ducasi, have passed tho Ma-
j nt) a and Mnriel trocha, toward the
west, whero they will reccivo Mayin
Rodriguez, who has been order, d to
command the forces of l'inar del Kio
instead of Ruis Hivcrn.
Physicians Now llclictu Hint to
lie Out of Dungcr.
Lima, Peru, April 8. United Stntes
Minister Mcltenzlc's malady has
yielded to treatment, and his physicians
now pronounce him out of
danger. As soon as his condition
will permit he will leave for tho United
SENA Ti: COM .11 IT NIKS.
An Effort by Kcpubliciitis unci
Democrat to Acrcc.
Washington, April 8. The Uc-publican
and Democratic senator
have at last apparently begun serious
efforts to reach an
upon a basis of reorganization of the
senate committees. The managing
committees of both sides of thocham
ber were in session during the
part of the uftcruoon today and subcommittees,
representing both par-tics,
met in conference for the exchange
of propositions, Senators McMillan,
Gnllinger and Carter representing
the Republicans nnd Senator
Gorman, Cockrcll nnd Faulkner the
The Democratic couforrecs ontliu
cd tho position of the Democratic
sido of the chamber to uc that iu
Democrats should be allowed to fill
the committco places held by Dcm
in the last Congress. The Republicans
proposed that the reorgani
zation should take place on the basis
of percentage, an arrangement nhich
they admitted Mould result in reducing
tho Democratic representation on
the committees to au average extent
of one member.
The proposition wns afterward
brought to tho attention of the full
Democratic caucus committee, but
no definite action was taken. There
was, however, any apparent disposition
to make concessions except upon
the Fiaauco committee membership,
which thero was a decided determination
to hold to its present financial
and political complexion.
Falls With n Ilrcnklnf: Plaza nnd
Taken Up Uncnnscloti.
St. Augustine, Fla., April 9. W.
J. Hryan, late Democratic candidate
for president, wns injured here this
evening by the caving hi of a plaza,
from which he was speaking. Nearly
four hundred men and women were
precipitated about twenty feet to the
ground, nnd mnuy were injured, but
none fatally, lirynn w u picked up unconscious.
An examination revealed
that ho had received no injuries of a
Hryan addressed fully threo thousand
persons from the piaza of thcSan
Mario Hotel. At the close of lii
speech hundreds of people Hocked
about him. So great was tho strain
that one section of tho pin.i fort
feet square, fell through.
Tin: ha'itm: ship iowa. a
Amcrlca'a Now I'mtlu Ship the
Quccu of the Sens
Boston, Mass., April II. Tliu
Iowa, thu last of tho
battle-ships of tho navy,
lias earned her builders, Messrs. Will-Urn
Cramp . Son, of Philadelphia, u
premium of $200,000 by making in
average of 6oenteen even au
hour over tho regular government
course, off tho Massachusetts: coast,
in tho four hours' speed trial required
under tho contract. A premium of
$50,000 for every quarter-knot nhoio
tho contracted speed is one of the
terms of tho builders' contract. The
Iown, by her grand work, proed
herself to bo superior to cither the Indiana
or Massachusetts by n considerable
fraction of n knot, and is today
the acknowledged queen of thu
American navy, if not tho most formidable
Dr. EuVnrds, specialty, Kyes.Ear,
Woaond 11jjru7aj!aHK3C ly
New line of ball lamps just
at tbo Robins .Glass Mitt
Queens waro Company. 7n4.
during the month of March
rapidly rising and may cut
now and would be
limited supply of clippings
ALL OVER NOW.
The Democratic Convention at
COOK AND HOWELL NOMINATED.
Convention look lint-
loiNiind Adjourned ul 10
I. 31. lust Night.
fELEGATES AIL RETURN HOME.
The convention which bigan nt
Murray yesterday to nominate n
Dcmocratio candidate fur circuit
Judge nnd Commonwealth's attorney
of thu Third judicial district, composed
of Calloway, Lyon, Christian
and Trigg, nominated Thomas P
Cook, of Callow a, on the llfty -fourth
C M. Mencham, of IlnpUiimi Ic,
whs mado temporary chairman and S.
J. Shook, of Kuttawa, secretary.
The committees were:
Credentials W. . Hirding, Cal
loway; J. T. Wall, Christian; N. O.
Gray, Lyon; G. 11. ltingham, Trigg;
Uobt. Ilnycs, Lyon.
Organization 1 A.Miller, Calloway;
J II. AlUnsnorth, Christian;
M. T. Iloiighter. Lyon; H. T. Terry,
Trigg: T. II. Jones, Calloway.
Rules and Resolutions V. II
Keys, Callowav; W. S. Hale, Chris
tian; II. H. Lyon, Lyon; J. II.
Trigg: John 1). Shaw, Trigg.
Chairman Mcacham was made a
member of the committco on organization.
The convention adjourned nt noon
to meet again at 1 and lion.
W. M. Reed was called upon to ad
dress the assembly, which he did in
his usual happy mauuer.
The report of the committee on
credentials was unanimously adopted.
The report of theonimittco on organization
was adopted. It recommended
for permanent chairman of
the convention Gen. II. I). Lyon, of
Lyon; for permanent secretary, CM.
Mcacham, of Christian, nnd II. R.
Lawrence, of Trigg, or assistant
The committee on Resolutions then
reported the following, which wcic
Resolved, That we realllrm our
allegiance to tiic principles of the
Democratic party as expressed in the
Chicago platform of 18'JG, aud call
upon all Democrats who may differ
upon any of tho principles therein
enunciated to unite m the coming
state, district ind county campaigns
to the end that the pirty may bo restored
to power and wiu an old-time
The nomination of Hon. Tlios. 1.
Cook, of Calloway, for circuit judge
was made by IIou. J. It. Coleman
and seconded by Mr. S. C. Molloy,
Hon. John Phelps and Judge U.
A. Harnett were nominated, and the
vote in nil the counties for Cook wns
10 DO, Hurnett 10.57 and Phelps
11.53. Ihu ballott remained thus
until n motion was carried to drop
the candidate having the least votes
after the fifty-fifth ballot, and Judge
Tuonns P. Cook was nominated in
After the nomination of Judge
Cook, the convention proceeded to
nominate for commonwealth's attorney.
The morning "Register," as
usual, sprung a joke about the convention
adjourning until today.
Tho convention remained in session
and nominated were: Hon. W.
A. Howell, of Christian county;
Hon. J. T. Ihiubcrry, of Christian
count! : Hon. Kenton Sims, of Trigg,
and Judge Dabney, of Trigg.
Indue Dabney was dropped first,
Mr. Sims, second, and on the 20th
ballot Mr. Howell was nominated.
The convention adjourned at 10
o'clock last night, and this tnoiiiing
largu number of tho delegates
passed through the city en route
Some of the delegates who stopped
Jas II. Gnrnett, Cuius.
Chas. M. Meachaui, W. S. Hale,
W. II. Neelev, Jas. Cook, J. II.
J. T. Wall, II. It. McKinney,
V. T. Cooper, J. T. Hnnbeiry,
J no. I). Shaw, Cadiz.
T. II. Mollov, M. T. lljujhter,
Sam C .Molloy, N. O. Gray, Kuttawa.
All Absolutely PURE
' Nd dirt nor chaff, at
Try a package, it is the BKST,
If you believe you will need more coal you
had better order it now. The waters are off our
coal supplies. We have a big stock on hand pleased to
have your orders at once, We have only a for
kindling, so you had better order quick if you
' ICE CHESTS.
National and New Iceberg Ririgerators
Are superior to nu others in Coiislriiclion, Economy and Durability,
Geo. O. Hart & Son Hardware & Stove Co.
y usually bclh
forta hie, the customer returns
ICvery .shoe we .sell is stylish,
These three attributes Invite,
every shoe wears, every.wli'oe is comfortable
Obtain and Increastour business.
Have you ever sampled our Shoes? If not?
SUGAR BEi:r CULTUUC.
I'xpci linen's to bo Ucn.vvcJ by
the .Missouri Stii'c Agricultural
Columbia, Mo., April 9 l'rof.
II. J. Waters, dean of tho Missouri
Agricultural College, ma le nu' interesting
statement today regarding the
slate beet industry. For several
ears the question of the cultivation
of sugar beets in Missouri has been
agitated, and Hon. C C. Hell, of
Iloouville, has been urg ng au
investigation of the sugar
qualities of this pioduct. Mr. Hell
has had two interviews with President
MeKinley ou the biibjct and
urged him to bring about a scries of
experiments with beets in Missouri.
The State Agricultural Experiment
Station, nhich had already conduct-'
Et .'i'vir r 5i
JL JJ L W KC
the firsVpair ; if the shoes wear, and
when, in need of more.
eo. Rock & Son
aKaalaialaBIK29NaHIHalalaflaaaalP Jf Tir J 1
cd experiments several years ago, ha3
decided to renew the work on a larger
scale. Their previous experiments
demonstrated that the percentage
of sugar in Missouri beets was
from 1 to G. In order for tho beet
to be profitable for sugar making the
percentage should bo from 10 to 12.
Owing to the large number of letters,
however, which have been recently
received here from farmers, boards
of trade aud capitalists urging
further investigation, the
agricultural experiment station will
experiment further and make two experiments
iu each county. The
United States Department of Agriculture
lias just supplied the station
with a large quantity of seed, which
will be distributed free to any farmer
making application here for tho same.
To any ouc who wishes to experi
ment the station will furnish full directions
for the work, l'revi us ex
periments have demonstrated that
beets grow well in Missouri. The
only question in doubt is whether
beets can be produced iu Missouri
that contain, a high per cent, of sugar
and a small per cent, of impurities.
For tho Incorporation of n Colored
Articles of incorporation were to r
day tiled iu County Clerk GrahamN
olllo for the Colored Cumberland
The trustees aro Join Sawyer,
Jeff Walker aud Mike Thomas, aud
C. G. Hardsou is pastor,
There is no capital stock, and the
church Is situated at Ninth and
Elestric light Globes u thQIloblns
Glass und (jucensware u iiipafry.
PER BU. 10C
BARRY & HENNEBERGER, Telephone 70. PER TON $8.25