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VOL. 1. MONROE, LA., FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1880 NO. 161 ;.}
G. W. eCRArNIE. Editor.
V. ). TELLES, tubiisher and
The Maxwell-.Preller Case.
ST. Louis, Mo., t~y 14.-The panel
of 800 special Jurors who had been
summoned to appears in the Criminal
Court, and from whom a jury was to
have been selected to try the Maxwell
murder case has been exhausted,
and a second panel of 150 was brought
into court and the examination of its
members proceeded With. Two more
were seleoed as eligible to serve on
the Anal jury,
In DiNAwIs,' , May 14.-The
eaet'bound r train on the
Indianapoll U ore and Wash.
ington ril h left here at
9 o'e y is dull inlight ran into a
w ar Neweastle,
.steambo gine, ge
aq unged into the
aýº ' . ary eagle r, sad
o, 8fireman, both of this
et irp SuaunkhSwn or werre
instantly killed in the er~s4 and the~
baggageman and conudetor 'verely
injured. All of the passengers were
more oz lesa bruised but n0ap qrtestsy
huart. The trlin was delayed all day
by the wreck.
Destructive Floods In Ohio and Other
CINCmINNT, O., May 14.-The city
of Xenia, Green county, this State, is
reported lanmaible by rail from any
direction because of washouts by the
storm Wedniday night. Archer Creek
which flown'from the east through a
culvert pnder the railroad near the
depot, dammed the cutalsp gt i
formed a great reservot!
the raiway embank
through the town e
away and Ia reported ca.
life, besides sweeping aw
There is still no telegraphic d n mu
nleatlon with Xenia or Daytoi, but
from the railroad officials it is asoerb
tained that the water fell so rapidly
that the culvert under the railway
choked up, creating an immense
reservoir which finally broke the em,
bankment and rushed throught the
town, tearing down trees and washing
away houses. Twenty persons are
reported killed and a large number
injured. A fearful wind blew down
trees and telegraph poles until there
was no communication with Cincinr.
nati whatever. The Little Miami
~railway started its eastern train two
ours lat esterday morning, going
, .- Muskingum valley
a' erest outlines of the
a re yet obtainable.
nai described as the most
to known on the Little
S nearest approach
rocke to the city was
SBAc;G l were all washed
losire to in track was also
rnllninflg a wn down, fences
ience. All ord .ruined. It will
ery o baggge railroad,
ntea1~ will receive railroadi but
mealwhile eastern travel will be con.
ducted via the Maskegum Valley rail
COLUMBUS, O., May 14.-Reports
from Springfleld announee similar de
stap6tiens by lightnlig and floods. A
portloil oiftw trflns'were derailed but
no loss of life. The foundations of sev
eral buildings were washed out, allow
ing them to tumble down and several
houses in the city and country were
burned from being struck by lightning.
CHICAGO, May 14.-Dispatches from
from various parts In Northern Illi-.
noies, Eastern Iowa, Southern Wis
consin and Northern Indiana, indicate
the prevalence last night of a severe
electrical storm in' the sections named,
accompanied by high winds and in
several places a heavy fall of hailstones
Much damage was done to buildings,
crops and orchards, but so far, outside
of Odell, Ill., and Attica, Ind., but
one life has been reported lost.
INDIANAPOLIs,, I nl., May 14.-A
storm passed over Kempton, thirty
nilne miles east of Lafayette on the
Lake Erie and Western railroad, about
5:80 o'clock Wednesday evening, un
roofing houses, tearing down trees and
isenes and carrying everything before
It: One man killed and a number re
ported seriously wounded. There were
sevral severe washouts below here on
the Loaisville, New Albany and Chi
'cago and Wabash roads aud trains are
from eight to twelve hours late. A
A nu.mber of buildings were struclf by
lightning and considerable prrperty
destroyed but do one injured.
DAfrToN, O., May 14.-Day ton is is
olated. No trains in or out, telegraph
and telephone wires all down. A
storm of wind, raim and hail as big as
hen eggs struck Dayton and vicinity
at 8 o'clock Wednsday evening.
Small streams became rushing torrents
and the Miami a mighty flood, rising
nine feet in three hours, inundating
fifty acres of houses in the Fourth
ward of Dayton, drowning horses,
cows and terrifying citizens of the cify
where the streets were turned into a
r bed. Merchindise in cellars
ed, bridges in all directions were
away, farm buildings and dwel
molished, all kinds of crops
auined. Hundreds of horses
ned, crippled and other live
in the same way.
CHICAGO, May 14.-The Railway
Age commenting on the railway mile
age of the United States says : The
railway construction during 1885
amounted to 3,190) miles of main
line, making an aggregate mileage in
the United States at the commence
ment of 1886 of 128,568 miles.
A verdict for $116,559 has been
rendered by a Federal Circuit Court
jury in favor of the United States
against General John MeArthur and
his bondsmen Thomas S. Dobbins,
James Steele, Carlisle Mason, I. M.
Hughes, John Ashton, Charles Hops
kinson and Solomon Keehan. The
case was a suit by the Government to
recover money that General 1 cArthur
was short when jostmaster at Chiftgo.
He surrendeaed his office in 1S75.
A special dispaeh from Big Rapids,
Mich., says: smy: Black diphtheria
continues to rAge with unabated
violence in Sheridan township and
the State health authorities will make
an investigation as to its cause. The
last of a family of-1ight who have died
from the scourge passed away Tuesday
and Henry Tanner, whose six children
have preceded him, also died. The
disease baffles local physicians.
GENERAL MA RKDQ ..
STOCK YET COMPLETE IN B ' y, =y
etlernned to CLOS UOhis entire;Mki ~a in
FALL AND WINTER 1OODS
regardless of COT or VA LUE. ;:
Cash purchasers are offejed Bargains never boet hiaid
of in the history of the Dry Goods trade in this eeontry.
This Great Closing-out ale will commence on' .rant
7th, Aind will Continue Far Tjirty Days Only.
The attention of the LADIE, to an Elegant LDng of
Dress Goods, Wraps, Hosiery, Fancy Goods 1; ., is
GRAND ST., MONROE. ILA.
HARDWARH, BLACK SMITH' &IMACHitIITF S
Tools, Cooking and Heating Stoves, Iron, Steel, Wagon
Timbers, Belting, Gu(s, Pistols Sporting Goods and
House furnishing Hardware.
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