I t F",t T
fLOODS AND WIND.
Sho Situation Along tho MlssiooippI
Blver Very Serious.
1 TERRIFIC CYCLONE IN TEXAS.
The Wind IUaycd Uavoc at Austin and ths
Surrounding Country Heavy Rains
, , Alto Do M;h Damage to
Cairo, 111., March 20. That tho flood
situation on tho Mississippi has not
nearly reached its zenith now seems
certain. Local weather and river
men in many parts havo said so, and
mow the announcement bears tho ofll
clal stamp of tho weather bureau of
tho nation. A special official bulletin
was issued from Washington to tho
river districts stating that tho river
will continue to rlso for at least ton
-days In tho region from Helena south
ward to Vlcksburg, and to rise during
a longer period from Vlcksburg south
ward; that tho levees will be subjected
to tho greatest strain about April 10,
in southeastern Arkansas, western
Jtisslssslppl and In Louisiana, and that
should tho lovees break the result will
be ono of tho most disastrous floods
Nearly 1,000 men nro at work upon
tho lovees for tho ten miles covering
Jreeuvlllc,Mlss. Five hundred laborers
fresh from tho plantations will arrlvo
hero to-day. The Greenville sawmills
-were at work yesterday with full
forces of men, while barges wcro being
loaded with lumber and sacks to bo
nt to weak points. Ten boats nro
being.uscd now almost exclusively for
transportation of men and material for
strengthening tho levees.
Wild rumors wcro heard hero at a
late hour yesterday evening that a
break had occurred in the Issaquena
district, but confirmation has not been
received. Tho only point along the Mis
sissippi lino last night seriously threat
ened was Longwood, 15 miles south of
flrccnvillc, tho situation thero being
considered very severe, and tho water
-was running over tho top in several
places, and thero are several bad
Tho most that can bo said Is that
the levees at Vlcksburg, Miss., are be
'ing held on both sides of tho river un
der circumstances a little short of des
perate, l'resldent Maxwell, of tho
Fifth Louisiana leveo board, urges
'planters to send labor and teams to tho
Jctccs immediately. Tho supply of
sacks is exhausted and ho has ordered
50,000 from New Orleans, which left by
special train last evening. The stato
-convicts at Diamond Island will bo
sent at onco to Illawara and Pitcher's
.point levees, which aro in danger.
,a tkimihilk ctcloxk iw texas.
Aubtix, Tex., March 39. This city
and tho surrounding country wcro vis
ited yesterday afternoon at two o'clock
by a tcrrlflo cyclono that did a great
amount of dainagc to life and prop
erty. The wind came from the south
west and blew at about 00 miles an
lionr for nearly 20 minutes, tearing
down trees or splitting them asunder
with terrific force. Several largo clcc
"trie light towers were blown down and
'quite a number of houses In tho resi
dence portion of tho city were demol
ished. In several cases narrow es
capes from death aro reported.
'The wind played havoc with several
Unmber yards in tho eastern por
tUon of tho city, blowing piles of lum
ber in every direction and scattering
ruin and waste on every side. Tho
roofs of a number of residences were
lorn off and blown a great distance,
-and In addition to doing much damage
to tho state university, tho wind blew
off tho entlro roof of tho adjoining
dormitory, letting tho rain drlvo full
onto tho four-story building, doing in
estimable damago to the building and
tho property of tho 200 students there
in, many of whom fled for their lives
when tho roof was carried away. Tho
roof was carried 100 yards, lighting on
and crushing tho roof of a cottage in
which four people wcro seated, but
Bond were even Injured, though they
were entombed by falling debris.
Tho small town of Clarksvillc, near
this city, was swept by the winds, and
-many horses wcro killed by flying de
"bris, while a number of small houses
-were blown down, though, fortunate
ly, the inmates were not killed, but
.several wero badly maimed. With the
terrific wind came a driving rain that
was little short of a flood, and swept
everything before it.
The little town of Buda, near hero,
-was roughly handled by tho storm,
-quite a number of houses being blown
down and one or two persons killed,
-though their names aro not obtainable,
-owing to tho fuct that most of tho
wires aro down. Late details of tho
.storm show that the loss to property
will reach into tho thousands. Many
Jtae dwellings wero demolished. At
Calvert an old lady and two children,
-who wcro In their house, were fatally
Injured by tho collapse of tho building,
whlch was partially destroyed by firo,
notwithstanding tho torrents of rain
which wore falling.
It is authoritatively stated that
through the heavy rains which visited
Texas generally yesterday 20,000 feet
of track is gono at Valley Mills, two
bridges gono at Kopperl, ono at Blum,
one at Morgan, ono south of Alvarodo,
and quite a lot of track between Clo
Inirne and Alvarado.nnd a great num
fcerof small bridges.
LABOR SHOULD NOT POOL.
An Attorney Who Think! tho Sherman Act
Should Alio Apply to Unions.
New York, March 97. The far
reaching effect of tho United States
supreme court's decision in tho Trans
missourl Freight association caso Is be
ginning to dawn upon persons inter
ested in pools of various sorts. The vie w
grows general that tho supremo court
has struck a vital blow at every form
of trust and combination under tho
terms of the Sherman anti-trust law,
which is sustained by tho decision.
Thoy say tho combination among
the anthraclto coal produc
ing and carryingcompanlcs, commonly
called tho coal trust, is Illegal. Fred
erick W. Whltrldge, counsel for tho re
organization committee on tho Bead
ing railroad, speaking of tho supreme
court decision, said: "If it is a penal
offense under tho Sherman anti-trust
law for railroads to pool traffic, how
about tho labor organizations tho
Knights of Labor, tho American Rail
way union, tho Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers and Firemen and
tho other railroad labor organiza
tions?" THE KINO OF ALL POOLS.
AttornryGencral McKenna 'Will ruth the
Joint Trafllo Case to a Conclusion.
Washixotox, March 27. Attorney
General McKcnna sent instructions
yesterday to District Attorney McFar
land nt New York to take an appeal to
tho United States supreme court from
the decision of tho circuit court of
appeals in tho caso of the United
States agulnst tho Joint Traffic
association, which Includes 44 rail
roads, and is the largest pool in the
world. As soon as tho papers shall
reach tho department of justice a mo
tion will bo made in the supremo court
to advance the caso on tho docket, so
that a speedy determination of the
questions involved may be had.
Prospects of lltnietalllsm.
Washington, March 27. Senator
Jones, of Arkansas, chairman of the
democratic national committee, has re
cently received two letters from En
gland regarding tho prospects of bi
metallism by national agreement. One
of them says the gold standard is more
firmly fixed In England now than ever
before, and tho other says that the
time seems to be very favorable for bi
metallism, and expresses the belief
that, in case tho United States should
make tho proper effort, bimetallism
might bo brought about.
A Prcaehor Guilty of Libel.
Habmsiiuko, Pa., March 27. Itcv.Dr.
Silas C. Swallow, editor of the Penn
sylvania Methodist, has been found
guilty of criminal libel in the suit
brought by Capt. John C. Delaney, su
perintendent of public buildings and
grounds. Dr. Swallow in his paper
charged that Capt. Delaney had been
given presents by different contractors
to whom he had awarded contracts.
Mr. SfcKlnley's Graceful Tribute.
Ai.toona, Pa., March 27. Among
the floral emblems received by tho
family of Villain Painter, who was
buried yesterday, was a 'beautiful
wreath from President McKlnley.
Painter was crushed against an iron
pillar in the union depot at Pittsburgh
by tho crowd trying to sco the president-elect.
Mr. McKlnley also sent a
personal letter of condolence.
Four Democrats Will Support It.
Wasihnoto.v, March 27. Four demo
cratic members of the house, it is un
derstood, will vote for the Dingley
tariff bill. Three of tho four aro in
tho Louisiana delegation and tho other
Is from Texas. The Louisiana men are
induced to voto for protection mainly
on account of tho sugar schedule of
the bill, which meets their approval,
whllo tho wool schedule has won tho
member from Texas.
SI., K. A T. Shops at'Sedalla.
Sedalia, Mo., March 27. Tho Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas engineers and
surveyors yesterday took possession of
the SO acres of land donated by the city
for coach and car shop purposes. Tho
work of surveying for the slto of tho
shops and location of tho numerous
tracks will bo completed in a week.
According to tho accepted plans the
shops will cost 9300,000, one-third of
which was donated by Sedallans.
A BUI Relating to Pensions.
Washington, March 27. Senator
Cockrell introduced a bill in the senate
providing thafall pensions heretofore
or hereafter allowed to Mexican and
Indian war survivors-and theirwi'dows
under the act granting pensions to
Powell's battalion, Missouri mounted
volunteers, and other acts granting
such pensions shall be rated and paid
at tho rate of 812 a month.
The Bender Located Again.
Chili.icothe, O., March 27. Detec
tive George Y. Caldwell makes the
startling statement that Kate and Jake
Bender, two members of tho notorious
family who murdered nlno persons
near Independence, Kan., over 20
years ago, are now hiding in this coun
ty. He has them located and will ar
rest them as soon as he hears from the
authorities in Kansas.
Price of Whisky to De Advanced.
Cincinnati, March 27. At an in
formal meeting of distillers and whole
sale whisky dealers hero yesterday it
was unanimously agreed to advance
tho price of spirits in a few days. It
was tho concensus of opinion that it
was not necessary to obtain the formal
consent of distillers of tho country,
slnco all of them aro now producing at
a loss. ' "
FOR A SEW STATE.
A Proposal to Establish tho Stato
A GOOD CITIZENS' CONVENTION.
A Call for a National Reform Catherine; at
Nashville, Tcnn. Dan Stuart Talks
Library of lllules Fight on
Amiant, N. Y., March 29. Tho pro
posal to establish the stato of Manhat
tan, Including within its boundaries
tho territory now included in the
greater city of New York, is before tho
legislature. Assemblyman Tralnor
last week introduced two bills with
that end In view. Tho proposition is
not entirely ajnew one; it was first
proposed In tho days of Wil
liam M. Tweed. Tho bills are the
consequence of threats made by demo
crats and republicans alike who have
represented for the last ten years tho
city of New York, that unless tho city
was relieved from paying 75 per cent,
of tho entire taxation of tho stata
It would ask to bo separated
from this stato and made an in
dividual ''body. Slnco Mr. Trainer
introduced tho bills, and since
the laugh went around at their Intro
duction, there has been a decided
change of sentiment, and thero will bo
a very serious hearing on Thursday
next, when tho assembly committeo
will listen to notable persons advocat
ing the measure.
a gooii cmznss' convention.
New Yoiik, March 29. A call for a
national good citizens' convention to
bo held ut Nashville, Tcnn., on May
18, 19 and 20, was Issued by an organ
ization of church workers at Nash
ville, of whom Rev. R. W. Blnkley Is
chairman. The purpose of the conven
tion, as stated in the circular, is to
discuss matters relating to tho many
evils of the day, "crime, lawless
ness, Sabbath descration, in
temperance, licentiousness, gam
bling and dishonesty; the undesirable
economic, financial and industrial
situation; the hard up and debt-burdened
condition of people generally,
and especially the poverty and'slavery
of millions where capital and labor
together produce the greatest plenty
every year," and to effect a permanent
organization of tho International
Good Citizens' league. Tho signers of
the call are from every stato in tho
DAN STUART TALKS.
Dallas, Tex., March 29. The friends
of Corbett still believe that Jim can
whip Fltzslimnons, and It Is said to bo
not at nil unlikely that the two may
face each other onco more in the ring.
This Is the opinion of Dan Stuart, who
says the probabilities aro that they
will meet In tho near future. The
fight, If It takes place, will bo for a
side purse of 5 .10,000 or more, and tho
prospects aro good that the money will
bo posted. When the money is up and
there is no chance left for theatrical
displays, Stuart will go after tho fight
with a suitable purse, having already
selected a place for pulling it off, and
this place may not be in Nevada.
A I.IHltAltV Off BIBLES.
New York, March 29. Tho American
Bible society's library is to be depos
ited with the Lenox library, partly to
secure its safety and partly o enrich
tho already largo Lenox collection of
English editions of tho Bible. It in
cludes more than 5,300 volumes and
represents the general accumulation
of 80 years. The character of the li
brary .Is biblical, tho larger part of tho
collection being made up of volumes of
the Holy Scriptures In various editions
gathered from many lands and under
conditions that cannot bo repeated.
FIOIIT AOAINST DEPARTMENT STORES.
Chicago, March 29. In tho event of
the defeat of the anti-department store
bill in the house, the exclusive rotall
merchants of this city will effect a per
manent organization and endeavor to
make It national in Its scope. In the
present organization which Is fighting
the big stores are 7,500 persons. This
tremendous association is unwieldly,
and its work will necessarily be dono
BOY HERO DROWNED.
Jumped Into ihe Water to Save Ills Brother
and lloth Are Lost.
Pittsbuboii, Pa.,1 arch29. A double
drowning happened at McKces Ricks
yesterday, when Willie Dewalt, five
years old, and Elmer, his brother, ten
years of age, wero carried off by tho
swollen Chartlers creek. The little
fellows, on their way homo from Sun
day school, stopped to play on the
creek batik, and Willie slipped Into the
water. Ho railed pltcouslj' for help,
and Elmer, though unable o swim,
made an effort to save his brother, but
both boys were drowned.
The President Will Speak.
Philadelphia, March 29. National
Commander Donovan, of the Union
Veteran league, states that President
McKlnley has assured him that he will
come to this city on April 0 and review
the parade of the legion, tho occasion
being tho 80th anniversary of the sur
render of Ap pomattox. Tho president
is a member of tho legion.
The World's Wheat Crop.
Washington, March 29. The world's
wheat crop for 1896 was 2,428,893,000
bushels. This fact will be officially
announced by the secretary of agricul
ture in a report to be issued this week.
REVIEW OF TRADE.
The, Tendency of the Prices of All Products
Has llcen Downward.
New York, March 27. Bradstreet's
Whllo tho week Is not without favorable
features, unfavorable Influences have been
more numerous. Leading money markets show
no Improvement. Mercantile collections con
tinue slow as heretofore, and the volume of
funds offered Is In excess of demands for dis
counts. The tendency of Investments to Im
prove has temporarily disappeared under tho
Influence of tho uupreme court "anti-trust de
cision," which apparently threatens arrange
ments for the maintenance of railway rates, as
well as railway trades union activity, so far as
It may affect interstate commerce.
The tendency of prices Is downward, quota
tions being lower for wheat, Indian corn, oats,
coffee, cotton and for pig Iron and steel billets
on the outlook for lower-priced ore. Staples
for which prices are higher Include wool, raw
sugar, wheat flour, petroleum, linseed oil and
turpentine. Open sales of copper at recently
cut quotations are due to disappointment in
the demand. Stormy weather, high water
floods In the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri
river alleys, and in tho country drained by
tributary streams, havo Interfered with Inte
rior trade and. In addition to the loss of life,
have damaged country roods, houses, farms,
bridges, tolcgraph lines and railway tracks.
The general tncrease.ln tho number of Indus
trial strikes Is the outcome of a movement to
kecuro higher wages, and In instances moder
ate advances have been obtained.
The rate of commercial mortality continues oa
tho decline shown In recent weeks, the total
number of business failures throughout tho
United States being 231 this week, compared
with 2M last, 274 In tho last week In 1696, 233
In tho last week of March, 1895, 248 In the cor
responding week of 1894, and as contrasted
with 170 In tho corresponding period of 1893.
N EW RAILROAD PLAN.
A St. Joseph Man Would nave a National
Hallway Association formed.
St. Joseph, Mo., March 27. W. C.
Staley, commercial agent of the Chi
cago, Rock Island & Pacific, has a
novel scheme for overcoming tho diffi
colty caused by tho disbanding of all
traffic associations. It is, in brief, as
follows: All railroads should combine
in organizing what may be called the
National Railway Co., making a single
corporation similar to tho Standard
Oil Co. Each road shall exchange
its stock for .stock in the Na
tional Railway Co. They could
do business as ono line. Competition
would bo eliminated. Rates could be
kept up. Many roads would be aban
doned as through freight carriers and
only used locally. Forces could be cut
down. The effect would be, in a meas
ure, that of government ownership of
MANY FLOOD VICTIMS.
Twenty-Five Lives Lost and Enormous De
struction of Property.
St. Louis, March 27. Twenty-five
human lives and 53,000,000 worth of
property have already been claimed by
the remorseless flood, which is sweep
ing over the Mississippi bottoms from
a point ten miles above Cairo, 111., to
a similar distance below Vlcksburg,
Miss. This Includes the flooded district
around Paducah, Ky., where the situ
ation seems to bo growing worse. In
the Mississippi alone 2,000 square miles
of land are under water. In the Padu
cah about 100 square miles arc Inun
dated. The property loss, it is be
lieved, will reach a much larger figure
after tho Mississippi river commission
has made an estimate of the damage to
A Trenton. Sic Man Called to Ills Back
Door and Killed with an Ax.
Trenton, Mo., March 27. About 11
o'clock lost night some one went to the
back door of S. O. Wilson's restaurant
and called him out. When he did not
return his wife called, and listening
a moment she heard a sound which
so frightened her that she tele
phoned for tho police. On their
arrival they found Wilson dead
in tho back room, with three
largo gashes in his head, and near by a
blood stained ax. Bloodhounds were
put on tho trail and caused the arrest
of Ella Mooney and Shanty Coylc. The
woman is a notorious character and
her name has been associated with the
COAL GAS KILLED HIM.
1L K. Jcnnlson Asphyxiated While Working
In a Tunnel Near LeadvUle, Col.
Leadville, Col., March 27. If. E.
Jcnnlson, superintendent of construc
tion of tho Western Union Telegraph
Co., was asphyxiated at the Busk tun
nel yesterday. The Western Union
wires pass through the tunnel, which
is nearly two miles long, by means of
a cable. Superintendent Jennison and
Lineman Reynolds were making some
repairs to the cable, working 2,000 feet
in from the Busk end. Several engines
passed through tho tunnel, and the
smoko was quite heavy, and especially
near the roof, where the cable is
located. Jennison was overcome by
the coal gas and died ai short time
after being removed from the tunnel.
Three Tons of Petitions Sent.
Guthrie, Ok., March 27. John C.
Ebrlght arrived home yesterday from
the Wichita mountains. He says the
richest of gold ore is being mined in
the mountains, gad that over 800 pros
pectors are at work. Soldiers have
been active in the work of driving out
prospectors, but their work is unavail
ing. Mr. Ebright says over three tons of
petitions have been sent to Washing
ton from tho Wichita country praying
for the opening of that country.
Physicians Must De Examined.
Des Moines, la., March 27. The
house yesterday passed the senate med
ical practice act without change, driv
ing out osteopaths, faith healers, mas
sage doctors and all others professing
to heal unless they pass examination,
the same as physicians. Itinerant! are
taxed 8250 per year.
STRANGE THINGS ABROAD.,,.
The "Giants club" In Berlin admit
to membership no one who is leas than
six feet in height.
Red socks have just killed a hostler
at Stamford, England. The dye entered,
a cut in his foot, causing blood poison
ing. In Hamburg a dog is taxed accord
ing to his size; a little tax for a little
dog, and a big tax for a big dog.
In the city of Brussels there is a
clock which is wound up by the wind,
and never by human hands.
Globular lightning set fire to a wom
an's dress near Angers, in France, dur
ing a recent storm, the burns causing
her death soon of ter.
Some of the towns of Germany have
their water pipes made of glass, pro
tected with an asphalt covering, to pre
A fire at a farmhouse near AxmlnsW,
England, was put out recently by pump
ing on it cider from hogsheads, as there
was no water to be had.
Blondln's, the tightrrope walker's,,
stock in trade is offered for sale in
Paris. Besides the tri-colored wheel
barrow, the harmonium, cornet and.
costumes, it includes the cable on which
he crossed the river above the falls of
Tiny, the smallest toy terrier In the
world, died recently in London. He was
less than four inches long- His lata
owner, Lieut. Gen. Sir Archilmld Mac
hine, has had the body stuffed and
has presented it to the London Zoolog
At Persian furerals the mourners
are supplied with wads of cotton, which
they use to wipe nway their teors. The
cotton is afterward collected und
squeezed, and the tears are bottled and.
preserved. They are supposed to pos
fess restorative qualities in fainting
Bicycle readings are the latest Eng
lish novelty. They are a sort of Chau
tauqua on wheels. Clubs of literary
young ladies are formed to read up oa
various subjects, and the tn craters
wheel away to the woods with their
lunches and notebooks at stated times
to bold their meetings under i he trees.
There is no international copyright on
the Idea, and it will bear importation.
CROWNED HEADS OF EUROPE.
Queen Victoria purchases almost
every new book of note published, and
her expenditure on II terature of all sorts
is over $0,000 per annum.
Czar Nicholas has presented to the
Magyar national museum at Budapest;
the sword of George Rakoezy I., prince
of Transylvania, whom they have made
one of their national heroes.
The king of Greece delights in taking
recreation in tho fields. He can plow,
cat and bind corn, milk cows, and, in
short, could at a pluch keep a farm
going Rlngli handed.
Emperor William's latest fad is tel
egraph, and he is spending several hours
a week learning to send messages by
dots and dashes. He has already made
considerable progress as an operator
of the key.
Queen Wllhelmlna of Holland has a
miniature farm, the produce of which
she gives to the poor and to the hos
the accumulated toys of 12 years or
more, and here she learned to "keep
house" in the most approved Dutch
For the first time since 1867 the queen,
of the Belgians has gone on a long visit
to France. She Ls at Chantilly, tho
guest of the Due d'Aumale. Chantilly
is a place where training of horses for
race courses is the staple business, and
the queen has a passion for horses. The .
queen of "Naples has a racing stud at
THE GENERAL MARKETS.
Kassas Citt, Ma. March 20.
CATTLE-Ilcst beeves. I 3 40 4M
Stackers. SCO 4 90
Native cows. 2 40 3 65
nOOS-ChoIco to heavy. 3 lb 4 15
SHEEP 3 60 4 35
WHEAT-No. 2 red 94K M
No. 3 hard. 77 73
CORN-No. 2 mixed. 19 1B
OATS No. 2 mixed 18 17
RYE-No.2 30 31
FLOUR Patent,pcrsack..i. 2 40 2 W
Fancy 2 00 2 25
BAY Choice timothy 8 50 BOO
Fancy prairie 650 8 00
BRAN (sacked) 63 64
BUTTER Choice creamery.... 1H 17
CHEESE Full cream... 1PK II
ECJGS Choice 7Jf 8
POTATOES 22 25
CATTLE Native and shipping 3 50 4 40
Tcxans 2 60 4 10
HOGS Heavy. 3 70 4 20
SHEEP Fair to choice. 2 00 4 10
FLOUR Choice 3 20 3 SO
WHEAT-No. 2 red H 95
CORN No. 2 mixed 21 2J
OATS No. 2 mixed 13 18W
KYE-No. 2. S3 34
Ul'TTER Creamery 14 19J
LARD Western mess 4 00 4 10
PORK 8 60 9 05
CATTLE-Commott to prime.., 3 70 510
HOOS Packing and shipping.. 3 75 4 20
SHEEP ralr to choice 3 50 4 80
FLOUR Winter wheat. 4 30 4 60
WHEAT No. red, 84X 83X
CORN-No.2, 24 21
OATS No.2. 105H 17
RYE S3 33i'
BUTTER Creamery. 10 18
LARD. 4 10 4 13
PORK 8 80 8 85
CATTLE Native Steers 4 35 6 8)
HOGS Gcod to Choice 4 30 4 50 t
WHEAT-No. 2 red SO 80tf
OATS No. 2. 22 23
3UTTER Creamery. 14 lSi"
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