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Oalvciton, Tex., July 5. Mayor Jonos
yesterday received the following tele
Hram from dov. Beyers, nuking for the
relief of flood sufferora at Rrookshlre:
Austin, Tex.. July 4. Mnyor of 01
veston. (InlvMton, Tex.: Am Just ad
vised that htindreils of poor people rn
suffering nt Rrookshlre for want of
foeil. Have no public funili nt my dls
ponl. I'lonse call upon the people of
Galveston to adt. Communicate with
John II. Ferguson. D. J. Parker nnd W.
M. Cooper, Rrookshlre.
J08HP1I I). HAYIIItH, (lovernor.
Rrookshlre. Tex., July 4. The emir
Rrazos bottom Is Inundated. Crop
or a totnl loss.
Many people were enugttt In (he
overflow nml nro -ippenllng for nlil.
1-owtl nlil Is doing everything In IIh
power. Many huvo bton rescued with
A large niimlier oannot be reached
Austin, Tex. July 4. The govornor
received the following tolegrnm yes
terday it IS o'clock:
Rrookshlro, Tox., July 4. Gov. Jo
seph I). Bayers, Austin, Tox.: Hun
dreds of people hero with everything
swept by flow). Hnvo not n mouthful
to ntt nnd no Bheltcr. Unlaw food In
sent at once starvation Is Incvltnble.
nnd wo nppenl to you tin governor of
trexni for Immediate nld nnd food.
JOHN H. PBIIQUSON.
I). J. PARK Hit,
WM. COOl'HR nnd otliors.
The governor Immodlntoly replied by
wlrlui: the mayors of tho cities of
Houiton, Galveston nnd San Antonio
Urookshlrc la n nmnll town In Wall
er eon: , on tho Missouri, Kammannd
Texns railway, nbout thirty mile from
the city of Houston, nnd In between
Houston nnd Senly, Tex., nnd Is sltuat
od on the Rrazos river.
Calvert. Tnx., July B. Yesterday was
probably the gloomiest Fourth of July
In tho history of Calvert. At sunrls
Old dory was raised up to the mast
head of several flag poles, and n fow
guns were flred In salute, nnd there tho
celebration ended, nnd tho height of
the water In the Rrnkos nnd guesses at
the damage remained tho sole topic of
No accounts of any additional loss of
Ufa have come In, A negro who camo
to town from the Holland plantation
roports that ho saw four bodies In n
Me said there wero two men nnd n
isTmnn and baby, all colored. Ho said
the bodies wore not recovered.
A correspondent sought conservative
estimates on the crop loss. The corn
crop that Is Inundated Is given up as
n total loss, and will amount o 100,
000 bushels, It has been under water
now for flvo days nnd tins fermented
until It Is offensive to the smell.
Some of tho planters express hopes
that the cotton will como out from the
root and make something of a crop,
while others bavo no Ideat that it will.
If tho cotton docs not rome out the
loss will amount to 10,000 bales, or
These estimates nre only on the ter
ritory tributary to divert lying be
tween tbo Little llrntos nnd tho main
State Senator Wm. Flannagan was
Hhot and killed at l'owhattan Court
house, Virginia, by W. O. I'llkerton.
Tho tragedy was tho result of a polit
Tho dual consecration of Rev. James
lllouk as bishop of Porto Rico and Rev.
F. do P. llernada ns nrchblshop of
Santiago de Cuba was hold at 8t. Louis
oathedral, New Orleans.
Hrenham, Tex., July G, The flood
situation In this section of tho country
. has only changed to present n more
" distressing phase.
Tho condition of affairs In the thirty
miles of Rrazos bottom forming tho
entire eastern boundary at Washington
f county, so for as he people nre con
cerned, mny be Hummed up and stated
In n word awful. So far as the con
dition of the county 1b concerned, It
may boiled down by tho two words
It Is estimated by persons with
knowledge of the Inundated C
that WOO people In this oounty alone
have not only had every eopper oent
at their earthly possessions swept
Hway. and are not only reduced to a
oendltlon of the most pinching penury,
but will actually die of starvation un
less assistance Is rendered.
One colored woman badly eaaved
another colored woman at Dallas.
, Service Itatutuad,
dalvwton. Tex., July B. Hut little
k Information eould be secured here yes
terday concerning the flood situation,
as the railroad offices were closed all
day. A fow of the clerks In the pas
senger and freight departments of the
. Ou'.f, Colorado and Santa Fe were on
duty, and It was anaouneed during the
forenoon to the public and (o all con
nections that the main lines wero opon
clear through, that paisenger service
would be resumed and that perishable
and other freight would be received.
Calvert, Tex., July 4. There were no
unexpected developments In the flooded
region yesterday othtr thnn nn occa
sional report of tho discovery of other
missing bodies, tho last being that of
T. S. Dawson, n well known nnd high
ly respected grocery merchant, who
lived near the Port Sullivan bridge, be
ween the Little and Dig Rrazos riven.
It seems thnt while ho was trying to
save some livestock ho was carried
awny In n current, nnd his remains
hnvo not yet been recovered.
riils makes the fourteenth body that
has been accounted for as being
Kvory cltlzeu is untiring In his ef
forts to assist the destitute, nearly all
of whom nro negroes, nnd the churches
yesterday raised considerable aunty of
.money for their aid.
Thoro was n meeting held here last
cvonlng for tho purpose of devising a
system by which every man, womnn
nnd child who suffered from this sad
disaster could be Impartially aided,
nnd immediate attention will be given
Tho plantation hands are being car
ried in boats to places wher food Is ob
tainable, nnd vory few are suffering
from hunger, as was tho ease tho sec
mid and third days of their isolation.
Tho water has fallen only two tsct
since Friday, leaving tho farm lauds
In the bottoms all tho way from four
to eighteen feet yet under water.
Tbcro Is considerable difference of
opinion as to tho fato of tho cotton
Tho corn is generally considered a
total loss, having bocn under water
long enough to sour.
Doats arc tho only moans of con
veyance on tho farms, and from man
down to tho smnlloit dom.s.lc fowl and
even Insects gladly grasp this way by
wholh to reach the laud.
During a thirty-nix hour rntn over
thirty-four Inches of water foil, willed
was never equaled In the history of
The dnmago can not yet be esti
mated, although thero are guoiscs all
tho way from $70,000 to $260,000, de
pending altogether on tho outcome of
tho cotton crop and the unseen dam
ages which will not bo known until tho
water clears away,
Monday was the first day telegraph
Borvlco was available since tho storm,
nnd no trains had been able to como
In over the badly wrecked Houston and
Texas Central railroad track slnct
The following is a list 1 1 tho drowned
up to date:
J. T. 8. Dawson, white, body not re
covered. Mart Turner, colored, body rocov
ored. Davo White, colored, body recovered.
Tom Tyson, colored, bo y rtcovticd.
Rosana Drown, colored, body recov
ered. Rosana Ilrown's child, oo:orcd, body
Lula Chop, Chinese, body not recov
ered. Four men on Tom Anderson's form,
colored, unknown, bodies not recov
ered. Two children, colored, foil from a
boat whllo trying to reach land, bodlis
The waters are receding, and trains
Labor! and Dcmange, Droyfus' coun
sel, consulted with him. Domongo was
his counsel on the former trial, and
their meeting was an affecting one.
The bonded warehouse of the Copo
land Distillery company at FllnlsvU'.o.
Tenn., burned. Los $10,000.
Rrenhnm, Tex., July 4. Mr. Attic
Dcver, who has charge of n logging
enmp in the swamp, made his way Into
Rrenhnm last evening. His oomp Is
situated at tho conlluenco of the Yo
gun, Old river and the Rrazos and Is
perhaps nt tho widest point In the bot
tom, being twenty miles ncross.
Mr. Dever says tho distress nnd de
struction between Clay and Stone ut
terly defies all attempts at description.
From farm after farm everything liv
ing has been swept away by the resist
The number of persons drowned can
"t now and perhaps will Merer be
Chickens sought places o' safety 1(4
tree and as this Is the eighth day
of Inundation they have starved and
dropped from their perrhes. Hundreds
of persons, white and colored, after all
avenues of escape were closed, took
refuge In tall trees which In some In
stance succumbed to tho pltllem pow
er of the water. In other Instances
these suffering souls remained In tree
tops for three days, thoroughly soaked,
thinly clad and without food.
Richmond, Tex., July 4. Moro rain
fell yesterday and tbo river Is still ris
ing and the waters aro rapidly spread
ing over the oountry. Reports from
tho western part of the country are
to the effect that the Bernard river Is
up higher than It has been for over
fifty years and large numbers of eattte
have been lost
John Sims, a young man, was
drowned In Snake creek, about eigh
teen miles from town.
Culvert. Tex., July 3. Tho excite
ment over tho disastrous rain has not
abated In tho least. Tho arrival of
every mnn from tho Rrazos bottoms
nltrncts large crows of ourlous peopla
to hear any now developments or
damage nnd the condition of the water
nt tho place from whloh ho came.
Tho two largo bridges which spanned
the Urnzos river ylolded to tho madly
From nil roports every brldgo within
n radius of ton mllos from horo has
been swept nwny.
Tho earlier roports of heavy loss of
Ufa In Robertson county cnused by tho
meeting of tho waters of tho Ilrnzos
and Llttlo Rrazos r Ivors have been
confirmed. Tho Information received
hero Is monger, but It Is to tho effect
that over sovonty pcoplo nro missing.
Nino lmdles have been recovered.
Tho floods of tho two rivers enmo
tip so rapidly that the negroes living
In between tho water courses hnd no
opportunity of osenpe.
They woro caught In n trap and
Austin, Tex., July 3. Thero Is no
improvement In tho distressing situa
tion In tho extensive flooded districts
of central nnd south Texas. On tho
contrary, the Inundntlon Is growing
Thero has been another twenty-four
hours of henvy, continuous rain whloh
hnvo ndded to tho nlrcndy unprece
dented volumes of wnter In the rivers
nnd creeks In this rich ngrlculturnl
region of tho state.
Thero senmB to be no end of the
rnl.ifnll. The sea of water now ex
trnds from tho north central part of
the state to tho gulf, a distance nt 300
mllcn or more, nnd with nn nverngo
width of probably seventy-flvo miles.
Waco, Tex., July 3. Tho Rrazos
rlvor Is less than half full and still
declining. The Rosqtio nnd other trlb
utnrlcft nre down low, nnd not much
above their ordlnnry flow. Water Is
standing In lakes In the lowland and
there Is n smell of fermcn vegetn
tlon In the air. There wero slight
showers In this region yesterday with
bright sunshine nnd high temperature
between the showers.
In tho whent belt south of Waco
less than half of the grain was
threshed, and tho rest Is spoiling In
Passengers on the Cotton Relt say In
tho fine wheat lands between Waco
and aatcsvlllo they can smell tho odor
of tho spoiling sheaves In the breezes
that enter tho cars.
Carcasses of hogs, cows nnd horses
filiated down tho river. As far ns Is
known no onn was drowned, although
narrow escapes wero mndo.
F.I Paso, Tex., July 3. About 1500
Amerlonns wero nttractcd from Kl
Paso yostcrday afternoon to seo Igna
clo Fernandez, a Spanish woman, put
two bulls to death In the Juarez bull
ring. Tho woman's work wob very
coarse, and any butcher could havo
killed tho bovlnes with greater easo.
The crowd was disgusted, and soveral
American women In the audience sick
ened and fainted nt the sight of the
poor brutes bleeding slowly to doath,
but fighting to the last, with the blood
streaming from their wounds. Not
a single member of tho troupe was
Injured, and. not even a horse was
Tho Btato department hns con
cluded a reciprocity treaty with
flnnrdi nn Train).
Tcxarkana, Tex., Jnly 3. The Kan
sas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Rnllway
company haa placed armsd men ex. all
of Its trains. This aotlon was deemed
ncoecsary In view nt so many hold-ups
perpetrated on that road of lato, and
for tho further reason of Intimation
of threatened robbery that has re
cently been obtained by the secret Mr
vice of the company. Thero are ten
men with Winchesters on eaeh train.
A tlaploratila Happening.
Corsleana, Tox., July 3 News was
received hero of a most deplorable ac
cident, fatal In results, that occurred
near the little town of Roam. Mamie
Johnson, aged 14 years, was accident
ally killed by her 19-year-old brother.
John, who handling a gun. his sister
watching his actions. The Johnsons
are well-to-do people, and the sld acci
dent has plunged the Roam commu
nity In deep sorrow, the lltttJe girl be
ing quite popular.
At Arkadelphla, Ark,, Ren Stafford
was mortally wounded In a street duel,
Wharton, Tex.. July 3. Hie country
is flooded. Tho downpour was un
precedented In volume, exceeding the
storms of 1886-87. As reports drift
slowly In, slight fears turn to care
alarm for the crops. Fifty per cent
of the eorn Is blown down. The path
ot the oyelone to the north of town
was narrow, doing but little damage,
except to timber. Wrecking crews
coming In from the Southern Pacific
say that for fifteen miles west ot
Wharton there was an unbroVcn sheet
Humus l OM?rt,
Calvert, Tex., July l.Tho most did
astroua rain for several years In this
district fell here Thursday night Tho
entlro town Is In a fever nt oxcltemcnt
over tho discovery and report of horrl
bio and distressing scenes.
It hns been raining here for lovcral
days, nnd nt times It seems that tfce
olouds poured out their tallest supslloi
on this town.
Last night the streams and big riv
ers around hero were filled to their
fullest oapaclty, running over, and ev
erything ahead ot them was swept to
Tho reports came In thnt tho two
rivers, Llttlo and Dig Rrazos, had mat
nnd that help was needed badly.
On hearing of this A. M. Merodlth
requested that nil business houses
close nnd thnt everybody go to the res
cue ot the unfortunates.
This was done nt once nnd carpen
ters woro put to work building boats.
A number of lives havo been report
ed lost. So far only five bsdloa havo
been recovered, nil being colored.
Twelve houses were damaged, nnd
twenlylx In the lowr part of the city
The railroad bridges at both ends of
tho town have been destroyed. One
of them was built of stone and cement.
It hnd undergone the rises ot tho pan
twenty-flve yonrs. but wns compsllod to
succumb to the terrible rush of waters.
Tho mayor nnd citizens have provided
shelter and food for the destitute
It Is Impossible to get bstweon tho
two rlvers.to ascertain the truo damage
there, but from observations tho water
appears to bo In the lowost placo six
teen feet, nnd In tho hlghost place
In tho Cnlvort coal mlno campn tho
water Is reported to bo six feet deep,
tho damage tn property Is Incalculable.
Ilriuiii t'rtml llnriin.
Waco, Tex., July 1. The Rrasos riv
er Is falling, ntter reaching n point
within six Inches of the highest mark
In Its history since the country was
settled by whites, and within two inch
es ot tho flood In 18SS, tho hlgost rise
slnco tho civil war.
In Unst Waco between fifty and one
hundred blocks were flooded, nnd boys
travolcd tho streets In boats.
On tho west side backwater in Waco
creek nnd Rnrron's branch flooded
nbout twenty blocks.
The dnmngo In tho city Is not largo,
ns most peoplo saved their goods. A
few houses wero undermined and muat
Tho damago to bridges In the county
and city will probably reach $78,000.
Tho Injury to farmora below Wnco
Is serious. 8omo of tho largest farms
and best crops in tho Rrazos valley aro
The destruction of fences Is a big
item, and will run Into thousnnds.
Tho river Is falling nearly as fast as
It wont up thirty-one feet and six
Indies abovo low water mark, nnd nt
0 o'clock Wednesday night was six feet
under the highest point reached on the
Corslcnna. Tex., July l.-Addltlonal
reports of high wnter nnd damage to
railroad property and crops hnvo
como in. 'On tho Cotton Roll road nonr
Mount Calm a washout occurred
Thursday night and yestorday all
trains to and from Waco have been
compelled to take tho lllllsboro branch
In order to got through. All the ynrd
force i hero were sent to tho break and
toother weak points on the line west to
repair damago already dono and to
strengthen weak places with baga of
sand, which woro sont out from here.
Rrenham, Tox., July 1. The Rrazos
river navigation convention and the
celebration of the unveiling ot the
unveiling of tho Texas Independence
monument nt Washington havo been
postponed until July 30 and 27 on ac
count of tho flood.
Many mllos ot fence are swept away.
Prairie farms are badly washed and
In some Instances almost ruined.
Nearly every house In Rrenham Is
flooded by water beating through ga
bles and pouring down flues. Many
streeU are out up and aro Impassable.
Many narrow escapes from drowning,
bwt no casualties.
Tlmpsen, Tex.. July l.-A Marshall.
Tlmpson and Sabine Pass mixed train
went through a bridge near here and
two cars wero wrecked. The plaeo
aa a twenty-foot embankment One
lady was slightly Injured. One ear ot
brisk was torn to pieces.
Thraa llildgat (Una.
Mexla. Tex., July l.H oleared off
hero yesterday after sixty hours of
The road south of hero Is still un
der water and no trains have arrived
from tho south slnco Wednesday.
The trains from the north eamc to
Mexla and turn back, makng this place
the temporary terminus ot the road.
Kvery available man is at work on
the track and bridges. Three Iron
bridges across the Navasota river wore
Washington, July S-Tho adjutant
general's office yesterday gave out n
statement, bated on eablo advices from
den. Otis, regarding tho number ot re
cruits wpil red to 1)11 the vacancies In
tho regular regiments now In the Phil
ippines, the transports available, for
the return ot volunteers and for the
transportation of fresh troops to the
Philippines, and the estimated time It
will take to complete the work ot en
listment don. Otis' dispatch Is as fol
lows! Mnnlln, July 3. Adjutant general,
Washington: Nn'imbsr recruits re
quired to All nil companies to 133 men
cocli regular roglmont:
Third Infantry NO, fourth 300, sixth
ninth 30S, twelfth 300, thirteenth
23, fourteenth 730, sixteenth 370, sev
enteenth 301, eighteenth 898, twentieth
388, twenty-first 100. twenty-second
190. twenty-third 080. first artillery 8.
third 310, fourth I, fifth 3, sixth 01.
fourth cavalry 49, engineers 7.
Volunteers yet to be returned: Cal
ifornia 1180, Colorado 1141. Idaho 698,
North Dakota 093, Wyoming 300, Min
nesota 110. South Dakota 017, Mon
tana 908, California artlllory 38,
Washington 1098, lennessee 0(6, Kan
sas 1087, Nevada cnvnlry 88, Wyoming
artlllory 85, Iowa 09S, slgnnl corps 100.
California and Colorado preparing to
tnko transports Hhcrmau and Warren;
lenvo shortly. OTIS.
Tho department sums tip tho situa
tion as outlined by (Jen. Otli In tho fol
To meet tho rcqulromonts ot tho re
turning volunteers tho qusrtirmnater
department reports that thero nro now
In Manila the transports Shormnn, Wnr-
ren and Grant with n capacity of 193
oHlcers and 4821 enlisted men, That
thero aro now on sea en route to Ma
nila tho Kealandla, duo July Sher
idan, due July Si: Valencia, duo July
26, and Pennsylvania, duo July 30, with j
oapaclty fur 101 officers nnd 4200 en
listed men. Thero aro now in San
Francisco tho transports City ot Para,
whloh will sail July 21, and Tartar,
to sail July 20, with capacity for 6S
ulMccrs nnd 3300 enlisted men.
Thero nro now en route to Bail Fran
cisco tho following transports, with
capacity for 209 officers and 4091 on
Isted mon: Ohio, Nowport, Indiana,
Hancock, Senator, Morgan City and
Tho department confidently believes
thnt tbo transportation has been so
woll arranged by tho quartermaster's
department that tho last ot tho vol
unteers will lcavo Manila not later
than tho 10th of September, and It Is
expected that they will all bo away
by the last
Tho recruits required for tho regular
regiments in tho Philippines are esti
mated at C338,
Tho number of recruits now nt sea
Is 1607, number of recruits now nt Ban
Franolaco 3284, a total ot 4791, leaving
1647 yot to bo provided for.
Tho largo numbor ot vacancies ex
isting In tho fourteenth, eighteenth
and twenty-third Infantry Is duo to
the fact that theso regiments wont
with Qcn. Morrltt's original expedition
to tbo Philippines and wore not filled
to the maximum, also that tho men
In thee regiments, who enlisted for
the war, are Just now being discharged.
Tho men enlisting for tho war In tho
other regiments wero discharged be
fore tho regiments left tho country,
and the vacancies nr duo to the In
croupe ot the oompanlos from 100 to 128
At the rale at enlistments for the
last few weeks tho entlro number will
uo enlisted by tho close of the present
Bhrovoport, La., July 4. A lire oc
curred yostcrdny on tho southwest cor
ner ot Texas and ltdwards streets. In
the stores owned by Mrs. II. Simon.
Those reported as occupying the build
ings and sustaining losses Kvcre: J.
Ifc Leopard, restaurant; llernste'ii, dry
goods; 8. R. Simon, butcher and cold
storage; H. C. Hoyor, crocerles. On
the upper floor were: J. 1 dross,
cigar factory; !!. doodman, tailor, and
a number of oftlees and room renters.
A number sustained almost a total loss.
four Thuuclil lit ail.
Chicago .III., July 4. Four people
sre believed 'o be dead beneath the
tottering walls of tho Western Paper
Stock company's plant, which burned
yesterday. Tho dead: U&rtboomew
Sparklewtx, Julius Ostowsky. Mrs.
Josle Doyle nnd Stefllna Dadgles.
Courageous work resulted In the rescue
ot a large proportion of the 100 worn -a
and twenty men who wero employed
In tho building, but eight ot the im
petuous and frenzied ones were badly
hurt tn escaping from tho atrueturc.
Attanta, Oa., July 4.-Orders have
been received at tho headquarters ot
the department ot the gulf announcing
the appointments to the staff positions
In the new deparment ot Texas.
First lieutenant, Wm. Obaraberlaln,
first artillery, pending tho arrival ot
Major Park W. West at the head
quarters, Is announced as assistant ad
The capacity ot the Abilene tele
phone exchange has bcea Increased by
Washington, July 4. Tho French
ambassador, M. Cambon, called at the
state department to express personal
ly to Secretary Hay his gratitude for
the beautiful loving cup which was pro
sen ted to him Saturday as the gift of tho
nation. The letter which accompanied
the eup wns ns follows:
"The Department of State, Juno ID,
ItfO Ills Hxeellenry: Tho president
directs mo tn request your neeeplnnoo,
of this eup, which ho hns oauscd to bo'
mndo In token of the services you so
klnly rendered us In tho negotiations
of the protocol of Aug. 12. 1803, which
led to the treaty of pence betewesn tho
United States and Spain.
"I am further requested by the pres
ident to convey to you, Mr. Ambassa
dor, the aMuranes ot his sincere re
gard and esteem.
"I remain, with sentiments of tho
highest consideration, your excellen
cy's most obedient servant,
Tha Writ Ontr.
Washington, July 4. Tho Moxlaan
consul nt 111 Paso, Tox.. has Informed
tho embassy hero that tho hearing In
the ease of Mrs. Rich has ben conclud
ed, nnd thnt tho United Htatos com,
mlsslonor probably will announce
his decision on tho question of the)
extradition some time this week.
The case will than come to the presi
dent for flnnl rovlew.
It Is attracting moro than pnsslnr;
nttentlon, ns It rcsomblra tho May
brick case, Mrs. Rich being an Amort
can womnn wanted for tho nllcged
miirlr ot her husband In n foreign
country, nnd moreover It Is tho first
enso under tho new extradition treaty,
Nl n r.nbnr rlnrinr.
Denver. Col.. July 4. don. II. C.
Merrlnm, who was In command of
troops nt Wnrdner, Ida,, when mnr
tlnl law was declared there by the stato
authorities nfter the Coeur d'Aleno
miners' riots, took occasion In nn In
terview to nssert thnt he Is not nn eni
emy of labor or of unions, ns ho has
been represented by lnbor leaders.
"It was my wish nnd my hope," de
clnrcd the general, "that every union
miner In the Coeur d'Aleno wou'd de
clare his Innoccnro nnd the (Innocence
of his union, and obtain tho govern
ment's employment permit, nnd tho
higher tho wnges the hotter I should
havo been pleased."
Atlnntn, da.. July 4. The special
city council rommlttce appointed by
Mnyor Pro Tcra Mltcholl to Investigate
the charges mado against Mayor
Woodward by Dr. L. d. llroughton,
pastor ot the tabernacle Raptlst
church, mado a report yesterday nfter
noon to tho effect that Its labors wero
lightened by Mayor Woodward's frank
acknowledgement, and that promises
of amends woro made. No recommen
dations were mndo by the commltteo.
As soon ns tho report wns read Coun
cilman Muddox asked fur the resigna
tion of tho mayor, his exciting speech
being seconded by Councilman Thorn
ns. A motion to file the report was
made und carried. A motion to recom
mit the original resolution was lost.
This, It Is brllovcd. ends tho Wood
New York, July 4. Fire nt Summit,
N. J., yesterday destroyed fifteen
buildings on Union nvcnuo, used ns
stores nnd dwellings. About 100 peo
ple who oooupled them, lost every
thing. Loss $160,000.
Santlngo day was celebrated Monday
nt tho Greater Omaha exposition.
Tnhai m llrtnil.
Springfield. III.. July 4. Tho United
Statos has now taken a hand In tint
mining troubles nt Oartervllle. Upon
the application ot Charles II. Rosworth,
receiver of the St. Ixnils and Rig Mud
dy Coal company of Cnrtorvll!e. Jiulgo
1 Allen In the fsderal court Issued an
omnibus Injunction against John PI
anl and others restraining them from
In any wny Interfering with the re
ceiver or nny of those employed nt the
mine In Its operation. Deputy Unlt'd
States marshals have gone to Carter
vllle to enforce the Injunction.
Washington. July 4.-- With Uto
return nt Ambaesador Canilwn
of France negotiations were re
sumed yesterday on the France
Amerlun reciprocity treaty. This Id
probably the most Important of nil tho
conventions under consideration at
the present time. Much progress hai
been made and but little remains savo
the determination of the articles on
which this government will grant eon
cessions In return for the entire mini
mum schedule which France has eon
ceded on her Bide.
Manila .July 4. Reports have been
received here of an outbreak in tho
island of Negros Incident upen the de
parture ot the California regiment for
home. The hostile natives, seeing a
company of soldiers at oae of the small
posts preparing to depart thought tho
Americans were evacuating the Island,
and a party ot M0 rebels, mostly bolo
men, attacked tho troops, killing ono
man and wounding one, belonging to
company K. The Filipinos were exsllj