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VOL IL, NO. 170.
HOCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1S92.
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A1TILTT TO ASSASSINATE GEANT.
n, Mlicreant Knocket Oot J ust He was
Bfad? to Chance the Nation's History
Rfii)arkablo Tarn Told by a ffih
lnStoo Dortor'or an Event That Has
Encap'd Publication, for Twenty-Five
yelir,A Weil-Directed Blow In the
win.Ii.iie Miscellaneous Capital
Washington-, May 11. In a letter to
thf chief of police asking for protection
from flower thieves and 'ball players who
Bthe streets for a park, Dr. Charles H.
Bowen relates an Attempt to assassinate
Grneral Grant which so far seems to have
escaped public notice'. "I don't remember
wring a policeman at this corner after
dark for thirty years" he writes.
Incident or a "Parlous ' Time.
Afier telling of the consequences of this
lack of protection in the number of broken
windows and stolen flowers the letter goes
en to say: "I k your help for the follow
ing reasons: When General Grant was
secretary of war ad interim he resided on
I street between New Jersey avenue and
Third street. He was walking home from
the war department, and when he arrived
at the corner of Sixth street and Syracuse
avenue an attempt was made to assassin
Baffled the Would-Be Assassin.
"There was no policeman near, as usual.
I saw the would-be assassin with revolver
in his hand making toward the general.
I got between the general and the assas
sin, placed my left index finger tinder the
assassin's nose and he threw his head
buk. theq dropped my left hand and
drew it back and plunged my fist with full
force on his windpipe as hard as I could
drive, knocked the assassin out and cap
tured his revolver, which I now have in
Been s Lone Time Telling This, Doe.
kIf I had not been there at the time
General Grunt would not have been presi
dent of the1 United States two terms, and
the whole history of the United States
would have been -changed." Washington
would not t anything what it is. . It
would not have anything like flowers ex
posed on the street for police protection,
and if Grant's life. had depended upon po
lice protection he would have been gath
ered to his fathers lone ere he was.1'
NATIONAL CAPITAL GLEANINGS.
The Legislative Itrief Condition of the
Cereals Free Sugar.
Washikgton, May 11. In the senate
yesterday a bill which was taken up and
pasted to change the boundaries of the
Yellowstone park elicited some allega
tions from Vest to the effect that a lobby
was seeking to secure from the house of
representatives the passage of a charter
for a railroad through the park for specu
lative purposes, with more of the same
aid. The rest of the day was passed by
the senate in executive session.
After passing several resolutions for
printing various government reports the
house proceeded with the. sundry civil ap
propriation, and a number of members
poke in criticism of the economy dis
piaTed in the bill. The debate was closed
by Dmgley, and the house adjourned,
Th Wealber Bureau Says "I Told you 80."
Washington-, May IL Warning of the
present flood condition in the western and
southern rivers was given by the weather
bureau in a bulletin issued April 21, twen
ty days ago. With but one or two excep
tions all: he probabilities then foreshad
owed have taken place. The threatening
character of the conditions has led to the
preparation of another bulletin which was
prepared yesterday, in which it is pre
dicted that the water will go to thirty
at St. Louis, and reach its highest
point 011 the Mississippi by tomorrow, at
Uiro by the ltith.
Mrriiernon Did the Talking;.
Washington, May 11. Senator McPher
on end. avored to obtain some idea as to
hat the senate committee on finance
"uld do with the tariff bills passed by the
"ouse at a meeting of the committee yes
knlay, hut he did not succeed. McPher
cited the sugar trust as one of the re
"t of theMcKinley bill, urging that
Mmetlung sbould be done to correct the
th.,i 1,,,lss that had grownup since
I " law had been in operation. The sub
E no' proceed further than McPher
on s comments.
The Average Condition or Wheat.
Washington, May 11. The statistical
return, of the department of agriculture
orjiay iudicate an average condition of
for wheat, against 84.2 last month.
" weather has been too cold for rapid
nTii y the crP has improved por
cept,b y The condition of rye has ad-
Iv, frora 85 to 88-- Winter barley
prases W.8. The pro rtion of ri
U8y done on the first of May
conn, abTv three-fourths for the whole
TOUntry, or 70.6 per cent as reported.
Foster Will Obey the Court.
v - 11. secretary .roster
been directed by.the District court to !
owners of the land taken for the I
Wii?T,park' and he bas been re- '
guested bv Ru..t.. rti
man "iwb uuiuiau, cnair-,
wi?hhCV?mlttee on PPPrions,
uwitnooid the payment pending an in
wigation by congress ot the purchase.
S?mffitl0?V?ut doubtless obey
mandate of the court.
National Guard at the Fair.
washinotok, May 1L-In the senate
W T MitcheU Introduced a resolution
'uitructiag the committee on the quadro
ntnnial to inquire into the propriety of
makln stable provision to
'er the cost of transportation and sub
attno, of the national guard of the differ
21 10 enable them o be present in
WwP1 tor ' onU period at the
Vn by biU ortherwise. - .
V? Bna raw Culpable. ,
WtteeT' U"T 1L-Th
charged with the investigation of the
charges against Judge Boarman, of
Louisiana, met last evening, and decided
on its report, in which it will state that
Judge Boarman was found to be techni
cally guilty of unlawfully taking the
funds in possession of the register of the
court, and culpable in several instances in
bis charges and rulings in court.
Sugar and Lumber on the Free 1.1st.
Washington, May 11. The house com
mittee on ways and means will probably
today agree to report bills placing sugar
absolutely on the free list (without the
provision for bounty) and placing lumlier
also on the free list. The Democratic
members of the committee have practic
ally decided to report such bills.
SEEMS TO BE A FOOLISH LIAR.
Deeming' Absurd Confession, in View of
What Is Known.
Melbourne, May 11. Deeming, the
fiend who murdered his whole family at
Rainhill, a Liverpool suburb, and later
slaughtered his new wife, nee Mather, the
latter crime being committed fn this coun
try, has written what he calls a confes
sion, but which is a document that only
causes people to exclaim: "What an ab
surd liH-. I" All his crimes, according to
this document, were committed in obedi
ence to his mother's spirit. He says that
he marie four attempts to murder Emil y
Mat her tbe first in London shortly afwr
the marriage: the second in a coffee house
In Melbourne; two others in Andrew street.
The Fairy Story Continued.
Three weeks after taking the house in
Windsor he tried to cut his wife's throat
while she slept, but she awoke. On the
following night at 2 o'clock in the morn
ing he awoke and found her peeling an
apple with a large clasp knife. He seized
it and cut her throat He then fled from
the house, terrified at what he had done
in obedience to his "mother's spirit." At
daybreak he found himself on the pier at
St. Kilda. Here he found a man fishing
and gave him 10 to bury the body. He
knew nothing of how the woman had
been buried until he heard of it in western
Australia. He cannot account for the
purchase of the cement beforehand, nor
for the wounds on his wife's head. He
says that sometimes he was not himself.
He says that "old Ben" is the man to
whom at Rainhill he gave 50 to secure
the disappearance of his first wife, and as
serts that Emily Mather finally commit
ted the Rainhill murders.
METHODISTS AND THE FAIR. " J
They Prefer to Let It Drop Bather Than
Open It Sundays.
Omaha, May 11. The "report of the com
mission on changes in the constitution
was taken up in the Methodist conference
yesterday, Bishop Fitzgerald presiding.
A long debate took place on the question
whether Bishop Merrill should be permit
ted to speak of the changes proposed, but
it was decided ' in the affirmative. Then
the order of the day was lost sight of,
and a resolution was adopted to
read a telegram to congress adj
vocating the appropriation . of $5,000,.
000 to the World's fair on condition that
it be closed on Sunday, tbe feeling being
that the fair better not be held if it is
opened Sunday. Then the constitution
report was again taken up and a long de
bate ensued upon the question: What is
the constitution f It was not settled' at
adjournment, one contention being that
lay representation was not constitutional
at all, but only legislative.
Opposed to New Bishops.
The episcopal board met at the Paxton
hotel in the - afternoon behind closed
doors and earnestly discussed the proposed
increase of the bishops. It was found
upon taking a vote that the entire eight
een members were opposed to the proposed
increase and they adopted a resolution,
which will be presented to the episcopal
committee, setting forth their views.
Newman Does not Despair.
In speaking of the subject of an increase
Bishop Newman said that he believed the
committee would disregard the resolution
of the episcopal board, as it carried no au
thority with it. The board had simply
been asked for an opinion and gave it.
From other sources it is learned that the
committe has practically decided to recom
mend that four new bishops be created.
Confesses to Being a Bigamist.
Columbia, S. C, May "il E. H. Olney,
he husband of three living wives, gave
himself up to the police in Augusta Mon
day night and confessed himself a scoun
drel. He Bays one of ' his wives lives in
Paris, Tenn., another in Augusta, Kas.,
and the third in a small country- town in
Tennessee. Olney professed religion not
long ago, and this led him to confess the
crime. Olney is a machinist and came to
Augusta from Blackstone, Mass., about a
year ago. Tbe Augusta authorities would
not take him in charge, but advised him
to go back to Tennessee of his own accord,
which he says he will do.
McAnlifle and Myers to Fight.
New YoRK.May 1L The match between
Jack McAulinV, of Brooklyn, champion
ligbt-weight pugilist of the world, and
Billy Myer, of S treat or, Ills., for $5,000 a'
side and a parse of $10,000 offered by the .
Olympic club of New Orleans, has been
fully arranged: The Police Gazette re-
Myer, who at first objected to the articles,
had put his name alongside of McAuliffe's
to the agreement, thus binding the match
The Oldest Jerseyite Dead.
Mats Landing, May 11. Uncle Jimmy
Layton, who was 105 years old, died yes
terday. He was generally conceded to be
the oldest resident of New Jersey. Lay
ton was one of a long lived family. His
father died when 102 years old and his
mother also passed the century mark.
Layton was the father of thirteen child
dren. He used tobacco freely, but never
tasted intoxicating liquors.
A Porter Movement la Indiana,
Indianapolis, May 1L There is a move
ment on foot in the state to induce Albert
G. Porter, minister to Italv. to allnw Ma
name to go before the Republican state )
convention as candidate for governor. Is I
is known that in three or four counties a
petition has been circulated among the !
delegates to the convention asking Porter!
to allow his name to be used and is being 1
Ubrally atsaad.. . .
WOMEN IN COUNCIL.
Gatherings of the
Sex at Chicago.
CflX BODY 18 FOE GEHEEAL EEF0EM.
The Other Devotes It.elf to the Suffrage
Question All the Leaders Represented
in the Work Isabella Beecher Hooker
Consummates a Long Cherished Plan
and What It Is The Democrats of
Iowa Foregather and are for Boies to a
Man Fowuerly Talks Politics.
Chicago, May IL The executive com
mittee of the National Council of Women
jf the United States met in annual session
yesterday at the Palmer house under tbe
presidency of May Wright Sewall, of Indi
anapolis. The committee is composed of
the five officers of the council and a vice
president from each of eleven societies
which have so far been admitted to mem
bership. The officers were all present, as
follows: May Wright Sewall, Indianap
olis; Ella Dietz Clymer and Isabella
Charles Davis, New York; Lillian M.
Stevens, Maine; Rachel Foster Avery,
Other Prominent Workers,
Besides the abjve were the following
well-known women interested in the ad
vancement of their sex: Frances E. Wil
lard, representing the National Temper
ance union; Susan B. Anthony, the Na
tional Woman Suffrage association; Mary
S. Lock wood, Washington, the Woman's
National Press association; M. A. Davis,
of New Hampshire, the National Baptist
missionary society; Airs. M. R. M.
Wallace, of Chicago, the Illinois Indus
trial Reform School for girls; Emeline B.
Wells, of Salt Lake City, tbe National
Woman's Relief society. Rev. Amanda
Deys, of Providence, R I., the Universal
Peace union; Mrs. Emily Sherwood, of
Washington, the Centenary Association of
the Universalist church; Mrs. E. B. Gran
nis, of New York, the Young Ladies' Mu
tual Improvement association; Dr. Jennie
M. Lozier, of New York, the Sorosis; Rev.
Anna H. Shaw, of Philadelphia, the
A Propaganda at London.
The entire council holds triennial meet
ings t nd the next should be held in Wash
ington in 18Hi, but as the national capital
will be the host of the international coun
cil meeting in 1893 it was decided, yester
terday to postpone it one year, as the
duties of preparation and entertainment
in 1893 will be great. This summer will
be devoted by the president, Mrs. Sewall,
to work for the council in London and
elsewhere abroad. The session of the exec
utive' oomniittee was devoted to reports
from the various . committees. The object
of the organization is "to advance the best
good of homes and the- nation by the
greater unity of thought, sympathy and
purpose of the women members."
Some Subjects Discussed. -
Uniform divorce, dress reform, equality
of pay for similar work, and cognate sub
jects were what the reports were about.
The report of the committee on dress re
form was read, but th official report will
be given to the public as a symposium on
dress reform in The Arena. Mrs. Leland
Stanford, Mrs. Blount, Mrs. - Mary Deche
and Mrs. H. Taylor Upton, the committee
to request congress to pasaj laws making
equality of remuneration to all male aud
female employes in averment offices,
made an encouraging report.
, ANOTHER WOMAN LEGION.
Mrs. Hooker Sees the Formation of a New
. The Woman's National council is not
the only feminine body that has been lay
ing plans in this city, for a meeting was
hel d at the Sherman house yesterday at
which Isabella Belcher Hooker saw a long
cherished idea take form a new national
body of workers for woman suffrage. The
following permanent officers were ichosen:
President, ex-Senator M, B. Castle, of
Sandwich, Ills.; vice president-at-large,
Rev. Olympia Brown, of Racine, Wis.; re
cording secretary, Mrs. E. J. Loomis; cor
responding secretary, Mrs. A. J. McKin
ney; treasurer, E. J. Devoe the last three
being of Chicago. Tbe association will be
called the Federal Suffrage Association of
the United States.
Kepres ntative Women on Hand.
Among those present at the first day's
session were Rev. Olymphia Brown, of
Racine; Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker, of
Hartford, Conn.; Mrs. Holmes, secretary
of the Illinois State Suffrage .association;
Mrs. Louisa South worth, Cleveland; Miss
S. M, C. Perkins, Cleveland; Miss Matilda
Hindman, Pennsylvania; Harriet R. Shat
tuck, Boston; Harriet E. Robinson, Mai
den, Mass.; Miss Frances Casement,
Painesville, O.; Dr. Laura Ross Walcott,
Milwaukee; Judge C. B. Waite, C. B. Dar
row, J. H. Devoe and Mrs. K G. Loomis,
Will Demand Her Right to Tote.
' Speaking of the objects of the associa
tion, Mrs. Hooker said: "Our work will
be directed toward obtaining legislation
that will enable women to exercise het
right to vote. We propose to demand out
right to,. vote, declaring that under the
constitution of the United States a
woman, if a citizen, has as much right to
vote as a man."
THE IOWA DEMOCRACY.
Delegates to the State Convention Unit,
Almost, for Boles.
Council Bluffs, la., May 11. The
Democractic state convention met in the
city today for the purpose of selecting
delegates for the national convention.
Eleven hundred and thirteen delegates are
entitled to seats. In many of the count-
ties so many aspired to be delegates that
twice the alloted number was selected and
each given one-half a vote. The great in
terest In the convention is dne to the de
termination to present Governor Horace
Boies as a presidential candidate. In
about ninety of the ninety-nine county con
ventions resolutions favoring this course
were adopted, and la most of the others
Boies delegates were selected.
One County for Cleveland,
Van Buren county alone declared for
another candidate Cleveland. The Union
county delegation is divided between
Cleveland and Boies. Otherwise the state
U a nnik The esdecsemest of Boies will
sincere and unauirecaL bat beyond
the presentation ot nis name at tne nation
al convention no fight will be made to se
cure his nomination. The leading candi
dates for delegates-at-large are: Hon.
Charles A. Clarke, of Cedar Rapids, who
placed the name of Horace Boies in nomi
nation for governor last year and may do
the same for the office of president; State
Senator John R. Shields, of Dubuque;
Colonel L. M. Martin, of Des Moines, and
State Senator J.
D. Yeomans, of Sioux
Chicago Blaine Men Enthusiastic.
CniCAGO, May 11. An enthusiastio
cvac-ting of the Chicago Blaine club was
bell last night at the Sherman house. It
was the largest and most ardent gather
ing the club has had in four years, and
the Onininn tras feoolir .rnMcaml K 11 VA
1 ' ulvij .-..1 KJJ .no
.speakers that this was due to the fact that
vue enure nepuDiicau political aspect has
been chansred within n mnnt.h at an hir t Via
general feeling that despite his letter
Blaine will receive the nnmfnnt.mn nnrl
will feel it his duty to accept.
Democrats of Connecticut.
New Haven, May 11. The Democratic
state convention yesterday did not in
struct for Cleveland or any one else, but it
adopted a Cleveland platform added to
an arraignment of President Harrison for
everything he has done as president and
selected A. P. Hyde, Charles French, J. B.
Shannon and E. B. Benedict as delegates-at-large
to Chicago. Cheers were given
for both Cleveland and HilL
MIGHT STRIKE POWDERLY.
The Presidential Lightning, So He Re
marksSome Politlclal Comments.
Pittsburg, May IL The first session of
the international executive board Knights
of Labor met in this city last evening.
Nothing of importance was considered
owing to the non-arrival of A. W. Wright,
cfloronto, Canada. But Powderly was
willing to talk politics, and in an inter
view stated that for the present, his politi
cal interests and those of the Knichts of
Labor were with the Peoples' party, as its
platform embodied the ideas of the work
ing classes. When asked the probable
name of the coming presidential nominee,
he smiled and said facetiously: UI can
hardly do that, as the presidential light
ning might strike myself and I do not
fancy talking much about it.
Is with the People's Party.
"However, I am with the People's party,
and our course is contingent upon the
action of the Democrats or Republicans.
We have drawn up our declaration of
principles and will support the party that
embodies tbe most of those principles in
their platform. If the Democrats or Re
publicans ignore our cause we will hold a
convention in Omaha on July 4 and nom
inate a man for president. We favor un
limited coinage of silver and everything
calculated to insure relief for the people
and the decentralization of wealth."
Radical Reforms Advocated.
Powderly denounced the electoral col
lege and said it abolition was sought by
the new party, as was also the abolish
ment of the senate. He believed that leg
islative power should be vested in only
one house of representatives. "I think
that the World's fair should, be as open on
Sunday as on any other day, as. Sunday is
the only day of leisure to a large majority
of the working class."
V The Base Ball Experts.
Chicago, May 1L Anson - put another
feather in his cap yesterday by defeating
the Brooklyn nine.' League base ball
scores: At Chicago Brooklyn 9, Chicago
11; at Cleveland Boston 3, Cleveland 8;
at Louisville Washington 0, Louisville 2;
at St. Louis Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 8;
(second game) Philadelphia 8, St. Louis V;
New York-Pittsburg game forfeited to
Pittsburg New York wouldn't play,
claiming grounds unfit.
Western; At Columbus Kansas City
2, Columbus 2 rain. Illinois-Iowa: At
Jacksonville Rock Island-Moline 2, Jack
sonville 6. -
Motley Crowd of Moonshiners.
Covington, Ky.f May 11. The United
States court convened here yesterday, and
100 moonshiners, men, women and chil
dren, are up for trial. It is a strange
looking crowd. Most .of the men and all
of the children are barefooted. The wom
en chew and smoke and one of them, Jane
Melton, is the most notorious moonshiner
in the state. Her distillery is ou Polecat
creek, Leslie county. She can outs hoot
Bogardus, can knock a yearling steer
down with one blow of her fist, and for
years has defied the United States revenue
Denver's Reception to Chllds.
Denver, May 11. Several thousand
men and women paid tribute to George
W. Childs last evening at the reception
give l under the auspices of the Chamber
of Commerce at the Mining Exchange. The
proceedings were . entirely informal, em
ployers and employes alike of about all
the diversified business Interests of the
city being represented in the line that
passed through the hall for hours and
grasped the hand of the Philidelphian.
The printing fraternity turned out in
Another Wyoming Murder.
Buffalo, Wyo., May IL George Well
man, acting foreman for the "hoe" brand,
owned by Blair, was shot and instantly
killed on the public road yesterday by a
concealed rustler, probably. Wellman,
In company with another man, was en
route from the ranch to this city and
when about twelve miles this side of tlie
ranch was assassinated from ambush.
This is looked upon as a reopening of the
war and the Winchester is expected to be
very busy in the near future.
The Monarch Bossed the Fire Laddies.
StbassBURG, May IL Great excitement
was caused in tbe royal palace and vicin
ity by a fir which occurred yesterdvyin
the private apartments of the king. Aft et
an hoar's hard work, under the personal
nparviaioa of the monarch, the firemen
soocetded in subduing the flames. Most
of the rooms of tbe palace were kept from
damage and the lose will not. It Is
thought, be very heavy.
ttreeveaa nominated far Con grass.
Athens, O., May It-General C. H.
Grosvenor was yesterday nominated for
coagrean by tbe Republicans ot the Elev
eth diatrict. -v. .... . '. - . .
KILLED BY. A BLAST.
Miners in a Slope
EVEEY MAff AT WOSK MEET3 DEATH
Ani loslon Wipes Oat Their Lives In n
Twinkling Relief Parties Go to Work
and Recover Seven Corpses Whole
Interior f the Mine Filled With Debris
and Deadly Fame a The Lurking Gas
the Probable Cause, Which Is so Far In
Doubt Victims' Names.
Roslyn, Wash., May IL At t o'clock
yesterday afternoon a terrible explosion
occurred in the slope of mine No. 2 of the
Northern Pacific Coal company at this
point, in which the loss of life exceeded
in number that of any other disaster that
has ever been chronicled in the northwest
or on the Pacific slope. The exact nature
of the explosion or the circumstances that
led to it will probably never be known,
since it is believed that every miner who
was working the slope at the time has per
ished. . Forty Men Lose Their Lives.
But it is known that forty men weie in
the three levels that were affected by the
explosion. Large relief forces are at work
and seven bodies have been recovered.
These men were working nearest the open
ing and at some distance from the point
where it is supposed the explosion oc
curred. Most of the men were 1,500 to
2,000 feet further in the slope and in the
immediate vicinity of the accident. There
is no doubt either in the minds of the min
ers or the company's officials that every
man was instantly killed by the ex
plosion. The Probable Death Roll.
The following is an authenticated list
of the men who were at work on the three
levels: Thomas Holmes, John Foster.Philip
Davis, Thomas Rees, John Rees.Wlll Rob
inson, Robert Graham, George Moses, A.
Pollard, Jack Ferguson, George Brooks (of
Streator, Ills.), Joseph Worth, Sr., Joseph
Ellsworth, Jr., John Laffertv, Dan Mc
Clelland, Richard Forsythe.tjott Miles,
Pruss Luving, Andrew Erlandson,
Charles Palmer, Mitchell Hale, Mitchell
Ronald, Wilson Steel, William Nague,
Eben Olsifer, John Danko, Jake Weath
erbee, Joseph Browitt, Thomas Bre-
den, Harry Campbell, James Hous
ton, Joseph Bennett, William Ben
nett, Joseph Ismay, William Pennhall.
Sidney Wright, Thomas Wright, James
Morgan, Jack Bone and Herman Deustcr.
Most of these men were married and many
of them had large families, tbe members
ot which crowded around the mouth of
the slope, filling the air with their
heartbroken walls. The scene was a terri-
- What the Rescuers Found,
When the work of rescue began it was
found that the entire interior of the mine
was clogged with debris, and nothing
could be done until a new air shaft could
be put in. Deadly fumes issuing from the
mine stifled all who entered. At midnight
wnen tne tnira level ol the slote had been
reached and several bodies had been found,
badly mangled and blackened, the pres
ence of a small fire which was roasting
some of the corpses was noticed.
Possible Cause of the Horror.
This gave rise to the belief that the ex
plosion was caused by fire in the mine.
Manager John Kangley, formerly of Illi
nois, says tbe gas accumulated in the
slope where new levels were being driven
and before connections were made with the
air -shaft the exposure of damp to a blat
or match could have caused the explosion.
Inspectors were continually on guard in
the mine and reported no accumulation of
gas on the levels.
Seven Bodies Recovered.
Kangley says it will probably never be
known exactly what caused the explosion.
The seven bodies recovered were those of
Thomas Rees, Thomas Holdes, Ben Ost
liff, A. Pollard, William Hogue, John
Boone and Harry Campbell. -Winston
Steel's son escaped. Nearly all of the men
had worked in the coa.1 mines of Illinois.
Two Men Drowned by the Floods Struck
hy a Train.
TOLEDO, O.. May IL Renorts of the
floods show that two men and much live
stock have been drowned. George Gird
ham, who lives at Whitehouse, was washed
out oi nis wagon while trying to drive across
Swan creek- His body was found. David
Markley.a wealthy and prominent Defiance
county citizen, was standing near the river
when the bank caven in, carrying him
with it. Numerous small buildings have
been can-it d away along the river bank.
It had rained all day, and the river, which
had begun to subside, is rising again.
Victims of the Locomotive.
Chicago, May IL W. J. Francisco, of
Teresco. Mich., was instantly killed and
E. R. Benedict, of Harvey, His., was fatal,
ly injured at Chicago Lawn last evening
by being struck by a Grand Trunk train.
He Wants His Commission.
London, May 11. The quarrels of the
Irish factions have got into the courts in
a new form. Garrett M. Byrne, M. P.
for Wick low, is suing Justin McCarthy
and T. P. O'Connor for 150, which Byrne
claims to be due him as a commission
for selling the lease of the National league
premises at Westminster. The defend
ants repudiate any liability.
Pined Coder the Allen Pauper Act.
Baltimore. May XL Captain Kuhn, of
the steamer Gothia, was fined $300 in the
United States court yesterday for allow
ing an alien pauper, who with several
others had been ordered to be returned to
their native country by the Immigration
commissioners, to escape from his Teasel
in March last.
Didn't Visit His Grandma.
London, May IL It Is said that the re
lations between Queen Victoria and her
grandson, the German kaiser, are decid
edly strained, owing to the tulure
of the . kaiser to meet the queen
during her recent visit to Darmstadt. It
is understood that the queen's principal
reason fqr going to Darmstadt was to
tba imm. --i . .. ';-: ' -
MORGANZA LEVEE IS INTACT.
The Report Otherwise Seems to Indicate
New Orleans. May IL There is no.
truth in the sensational story sent out Tues
day night that Morganza levee had broken.
The levee is still withstanding the pressure
of water, aud no apprehension is felt for ,
the safety of millions of dollars worth of
property behind the embankment.
Tfra Situation Very Perilous.
Rain is pouring down in this region, and
the river booming. Situation growing
worse hourly, and critical too mild a
word. River within onench of the highest
mark. ' Xevees being strengthened, bat
water overflcwed into Canal street yester
day. There is a rumor that the Little Tex
as levee in B iyou la Fourche has broken,
flooding a fertile sugar country.
- Summary of Flood News.
Clicago, May 11. The following is"a
su nunary rf the flood news from various
Fources: Been raining for thirty-six hours
at Sioux City, la.; numerous washouts.
Des Moines river higher at Fort Dodge
than for three years; much damage done
and mere expected. Grand river at Chilli
cothe, Mo., at a stand; losses on crops
very heavy. Cloudburst at Bedford,
near Cleveland, ruined many build
ings; no lives lost. Every line of railway
leading out of Lincoln, Neb., under
water. Reports of damage by floods at
Alexandria, Mo., greatly exaggerated,
town not inundated; incalculable damage,
however, to farmers in vicinity. Fair
bury, 111. Thousands of acres of farm
lands flooded, crops ruined. River falling
at Helena, Ark., and worst believed over.
River at St. Louis 28.5 feet and rising.
THE BANKERS GAIN A POINT.
Indiana Tax Board Cannot Punish for
Refusing to Answer Questions.
Indianapolis, May IL The Indiana
bankers won their case against the new
state tax law yesterday in the supreme
court. Under the law the board of tax
commissioners could fine and imprison for
a refusal to answer questions asked by the
board and Philip C. Decker, president of
an Evan sui lie bank, who refused to
testify concerning deposits in the bank, .
was sent to jail, but released on habeas
corpus writ. The supreme court yester
day passed on tbe case and decided that
the clause inflicting fines and imprison
ment was - unconstitutional, but that it
did not vitiate the act.
John W. Breckinridge, son of John C.
Breckinridge, died at Merced, Cat John
C. Breckinridge was Buchannan's vice -president.
The murderers of the Bulgarian diplo
matic agent to Turkey, Dr. Vulkovitcb,
have been condemned to death at Con
stantinople. Continued -rains increase the danirer
from floods along the Mississippi. Al
ready much damage has been done to
stock and farm property in southwestern
Illinois and in Missouri. ,
The United States Hotel Men's associa
tion is in session at Detroit.': L. a. Me-
Creary, of the Russell house. Detroit. wa
elected president and Walter Barnes, Vic
toria hotel, Chicago, secretary and treas
Death of an Illinois Senator.
Champaign. I1L. May 11. Senator Mil
ton W. Mathews died . yesterday at his
come at Croatia ot a complication of dis
orders induced by an attack of la grippe
in juarcn, iaai, during the contest for
United States Henntnr Ha k-o. ja
old and was elected to the senate in
Winning Horses at St- Louis.
St. Louis, May IL The winners on the
race course yesterday were the following:
Alias nckwick. 514 furlones. 1:13: BMnr.
furlongs, 1:02; Inrercauld. cii.e.
ia; raincit, 74 rurlongs, 1:43H; Graf
ton, 5 furlongs. 1:13?; Lemon Blosaoin.
Signed the Registry Kill.
Washington. May il The
an hour after its receipt from tbe senate.
yesieraay ariernoon signea the bill to en
courage American ship building.
Glass Eyes for Old Soldelrs.
Washington. Mav IL Conner nf in.
dianahas .introduced in the house a bill
amending the section of the revised stat
utes authorizing the secretary of war to
issue artificial limhs tn all uMl.n
are disabled and dependent upon labor for
uppurt bo as to include glass eyes, la
Seen a Long Time Concluding.
Baltimore. Mav il After fiftv
of married life Samuel N. Cooper has
soncluded that marriage is a failure,
and Vesterdav snnlii-il fnr liivurm mm
his wife, Ellen, ou the ground of abandon
What is more attractive than a pretty
ace with a freeb, bright complexion t Fo
il, use Pozzoni'i Powder.
IS ON TOP
Costs lass than Half
and ploasas much batter
than tha ovar-prieao! and
over- endorsed" Mnda.
Judge for yourself.
n Cans. At your Grocer's