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ft ^iV' it 1 UV I I 15 i' I* W w* I? fe§ •w fiv ~-JS Jl it |I I'5' I* iw i'l iV* ifc lurner County Heraid HURLEY. Thousands of scientific men arc ex perimenting with the ra.v ill Europe •and America, and as the subject grows on acquaintance, 11 is likely to bold a place iimoiiK the lending topics of l.s'JO. Tales of shocking ferocity and brut ality come from Armenia, and tho Turks adhere to their claims that thy Armenians themselves are guilty o| murder and wholesale slaughter bul the actions of tho Armenians were probabl.y defensive'fights in which i( was necessary to kill somebody. It will take six months' time and $1 no,000 to repair the new battle-ship Texas mul make her seaworthy* Much is made of tho fact that tho ship is of Kuglitth design, but the changes which were made in the ship were prolKibly the cause of her defectiveness. When the Texas is repaired she will be more nearly what her designer calculated her to be. .... Tho Spanish government is adver tising for 15.000 or 20.000 of its soldier.* sent to Cuba who are absent and uu aceonnted for. It won't admit that they have either leeu killed or cap tured and the insurgents refuse to throw any light on the mystery. Here is a line chance for an experiment with the ray on a large scale. ,% ry.'m" ,- W. O. DROWN, Publisher. Spain lost Mexico and all the rest of the Spanish-American republics by the greed and oppression that, came in with the first despot. In governing a •colony Spain is as clearly a case of ar rested civilization as China. Of the 2,000 novels published last year in England and America, it is predicted that but few can live. Fic tion-writing has been greatly overdone, And the publishers note with pleasure ha growing demand for solid literature. Mark Twain, who found himself dead broke and went on a foreign lect uring tour to earn money with which to pay his debts, is coming home with a big pile of it, and everybody Is glad of the good fortune of our veteran liumorist. Russian cotton millers, who have been buying their raw material' in ISgypt, now think of procuring it in the United States. An agent sent here by then? to examine the field is favor ably impressed with the results of h!s Investigations. America's King Cotton, It seems, is not to lose his crown ,yet awhile. *t iT, *Jkt Tho New York hotel which has taken a standard against the practice of tin plug, and has advanced its employes' wages 40 per cent in order to make the tips unnecessary, has done all that one hotel could possibly do to abolish the custom. But the waiters at that host elry ought to reap a harvest. A case of unexampled courage In a matrimonial venture conies lrom 101 k linrt lnd.. where a wealthy merchant has taken to wife the accomplished teacher of a cooking school. It. will be an even thing between his grocery bills and his doctor's bills if his wile puts her talents Into practical opera tion. J. 5 It appears that In the last eight months 49,147 tons of tea have been landed at. Tacoma for shipment east ward and one of the local papers says that about 75 per cent of all the tea ami about 50 per cent of all the raw silk sent to America are no munloaded at the docks in that city. This seems to show that Puget sound is rapidly becoming the principal gateway for the •increasing commenrce of the Orient. A railroad man out in British Colum bia tried to chastise an editor the oili er day, but after the editor had hit him on the head with the side stick. Jabbed him in the ribs with the scis sors and bit oil the end of Ills linger he gave up the job and had the jour nalist arrested for assaulr. The editor proved extreme provocation and paid a small line, but then will be no more attempts to lick him. It is natural for a father to try to protect his son when the latter is in volved 1b a crime, but the nature of the offense with which Rev. Mr. Wood's son was charged in Cincinnati ought to lead that gentleman to de vote his efforts toward getting at the bottom facts rather than to excuse the boy ltecause he pretended to be inno cent and unnophistoeatcd when in his •fatiler's-presence. All the evidence so far developed tends to show that young Wood is equally guilty with Jackson and Walling uf tne cruel mur der of Pearl Bryan. 4 SOUTH DAKOTA. "crm The Turks occasionally pause long enough In their butcheries to hold an investigation and Unci themselves iU- IlOCent. ia.--:. Miss Barton is determined to relieve Armenian suffering at nil hazards, ami tho Christian powers are apparently determined that she shall have all the •work in that line she can attend to. yWW itJklft rv» uunntt^fi v-j sswfeS^aiesea^wB: £4? P1TII OF THE ±sEWS. EVENTS OP THE PAST WEKK IS A CONDENSED10KM. A G«?nornI Reniimc of tlir Mn*t Im portant \oVTN of flic Weelc. From nil I'urla of the Clolx-. »«o»le«l Down mid ArriniK'cit l«i Con. vcnlcnl form for Kitiil'l l*n ukuI by IIiimj- 1'eoplv. Washington Talk. Abner T. Longley. tor thirty jenrs connected with the agricultural de partment at. Washington. recently as chief of the publication division, is dead, lie was a native of Wisconsin, was a well known Mason aud was 71 years old. Lieut. Boss, formerly of the revenue cutter Cor win. has forwarded charges to the secretary of ihe treasury against. Capt. Monger a very serious nature. The charges assert lha: Mila ge was drunk during most of tne time 1 lie fleet was in Bchriug sea last season. People lin Print. Ilrar Arlimnil K.vMV, l\ S. N.t lvtiivd, died at. Omaha. Senor X. Iopez. Spanish consul at New Orleans, is dead. tlen. Davidson, a prominent resident, of New York, is dead, lie captained a volunteer regiment of Highlanders dur ing the late war. John Waldron, an actor, forty-three years old. known in dramatic circles as "I'aul Allen." died at Bellevuo hospit al, New York, in the alcohol ward. Alanzan Weed, well connected and once wealthy, died suddenly in an 11.-il ia lodging house in Brooklyn. N. V. He was a nephew of Thurlow Weed. Gen. David Morrison is dead at his home in New York. He was born in Glasgow In 1823, but came to tills country at the age of nineteen. Mrs. W. A. Austin, wife of the prin cipal of the Itockton, 111., high school, died at the age of lil'ty-live years. She was a daughter of the late Dexter Dru rjy of Boloit. Portraits of the Gorman emperor were shown In London shops after ho had sent his cable dispatch to the Boers, marked, "Beduced to (id from 20s." Joseph Jefferson gave one of his char acteristic talks in New Orleans on Washington's birthday, at an enter tainment for the benctit of one of the city hospitals. Rev. It. T. Parshall. well known all over the country as an evangelist, died in Chicago, from the effects of injuries received in a railroad accident some time ago. Commandant Herbert Booth sa that if the American Salvation army separated from the army in England he thought tho Canadian army would remain laithful to CI en. Booth." Pope Leo XIII. recently gave the fol lowing advice to a famous Italian preacher, l-'atlier Zoechi: "Write arti cles for the newspapers. People read tliem who never go to hear a sermon preached." In ills talk at Ihe recent banquet, of the New York Press club. Dr. Depevv said that the modern newspaper was a thinking machine for the business man. and that a good reporter was a cathode ray. rotter Palmer of Chicago has taken the H. Ruthven Pratt, villa, at Pari:el and Bellevue avenues. Newport, for the coming summer season. It is pre sumed Mrs. Palmer will take a promi nent part in the numerous society func tions which take place in the course of the season. Cimuitltli's. ThcBryce block at l\rt Huron. Midi., burned. Loss $100,000. Thomas Coultcn of Elwood, lnd., was probably fatally burned while. Bleeping. The origin ol the tire is un known. A fire which binke out in Johannes burg has caused daniagv- amounting to $H75,000 to dry goods and other stores, warehouses, etc. Miss Ida Iledriek, living near Ilutits ville. 111., was -struck in the eye with a snowball, which pierced the eyeball, dostroyiug the sight. Arthur Droescher and Miss Anna Schultz. while coasting at Meaiiviile, Pa., collided with au iron fence. Miss Scliultz will die. Elihu Rueker and his sixteen-year old son were drowned at Clyllesido Park, Ky., while harvesting ice. The father was drowned while trying to rescue the boy. The steamer Lamington which went ashore off Lone Hill life saving sta tion on I^ong Island has been floated. The extent of the damage she has sus tained cannot be ascertained until an examination in dry dock. Eire broke out in the block occupied by the Binghamton (N. Y.i House Fur nishing company and spread io the ad joining block occupied by Babeock it Stowell, hardware dealers. Loss S_Ti0. 000. W. W. Wright, an undertaker of Sioux City, Iowa, is in danger ot los ing his right arm as a result of a scratch oil Ills middle linger received while embalming the body of a woman. A serious case of blood poisoning en sued. The Grace Presbvterian i-liurch- in St. l^ouis was aiini.s eomp'e ely de stroyed by fire recently because of a short water supply. Chief Swingley explains his reasons for not. tumini: in a second alarm by statintr that "there was hardly enough water to even supply the engines which re sponded to tho ilrst alarm. As it was a line of hose had to be stretched sev eral blocks." Evil DoiiiffN. Jamos McOauIoy, ox-Hty trorisuror of Tacoma. Wash., lias been convicted of using public money for private gain. Nicholas Clausscn. a baker of San Francisco, murdered his wife at the residence of a neighbor, where she had fled to avoid him. She was the mother of three children and very handsome. Joseph A. Brown, ex-cittf clerk, real $ 3&*>i8s*W* 1 yXx? $ "A ft. if -1 estate and insurance agent, a promi nent Odd Fellow, Red Man, and G. A. It., was found dead in lxls office at Muncie, lnd. lie was short In his ac counts and took his own life. Gov. Mclntyre of Colorado has com muted the sentence of A. W. Van Hou teu, who killed Richard Newell, Jr., chief engineeer of the Midland Ter minal railway, at Cripple Creek, to life imprisonment. Van iloutca was to be hanged this week. Detective William Plunkett. has gone to Denver from Chicago to take back the latter city Daniel Johnson, who lias been arrested there on a charge of having embezzled $17,500 from his em ployers, Griffiths A: McDerinott, con tractors. Mrs. Edward D. llayes applied for a divorce alter one week of married life with her young husband, to whom she was united In tlit? presence of many guests at a stylish wedding in Trever ton. Pa. Mrs. Hayes has just discov ered her vvoung husband to be a pro fessional horse-thief. The strongly-barred brick and stone building in Cincinnati in which are confined Sjott Jackson and Alon/.o Walling, (in whom the murder of pret ty Pearl Bryan has been lixed boyond reasonable doubt, is daily the seem? of the most remarkable levees ever hold a jail in the United States. Men. old and young, women and girls, of all walks of life and all ages, flock to the cell each day. From Forfljfn Slior-!». American hairs for sugar are being driven out of Santo Domingo by Cal cutta lKigs, which are superior in qual ily. Ollieials of the Argentine Republic estimate the wheat crop nt 05 pec cent of that of 1 Si5 and add that 400,000 tons are exportable. Tin congress of Honduras lias rati !:ed the treaty of union, which was •icbrated in June last, between Hon duras, Salvator and Nicaragua. Agents of the Liberian government are at work in Oklahoma securing col ored emigrants for that country. Six colored men left for Charleston to take passage and more will follow. The Mexican government is deport ing American tramps under a clause of the constitution allowing the ex ecutive to send away pernicious for eigners. Officers and sailors will be sent from Italy to take home the Lombardia, the Italian cruiser now at Rio Jan eiro, whose crew is stricken with yel low fever. The Rt. Rev. William Alexander. D. P.. lord bishop of Deny and Raphoe, has been elected lord archbishop of Armagh, primate of all Ireland, in suc cession to tlie Most Rev. Robert Sam uel Gregg, D. D. A large number of the most promi nent and influential clergymen in the city met at Toronto anil discussed a scheme whereby Armenians may be induced to take up homes in the Ca nadian Northwest. The immediate effect of the attitude of hostility assumed by the Prussian government toward American insur ance companies is a rush of German policy holders to Ihe American consuls in Germany for information concern ing the standing of the companies. News has boon receive dat Managua. Nicaragua, of the outbreak of a re volt. and the districts north of Lake Managua comprising the departments of the West and North, both of tliem numerously populated, are in full rev olution and are tinned against Presi dent Zalaya. The iron steamer Bermuda, flying the British flag, was boarded and seized by revenue officers off Liberty island, New York. A large party of Cuban filibusters was arrested, and much ammunition intended for the in surgents was seized. Among the cap tives was Gen. Gareia's sou and sev eral other prominent Cubans. Four bags of gold were seized. MtnccIlaiK-onN. A representative of Russian cotton mills is in St. Louis purchasing cot ton for shipment to Russia. "Joe" rilman. 1he well known Chi cago iKiokmaker, is critically ill at llot Springs. Ark. The Pacific Cab'e company has fileit a certificate in New York increasing its capital from $100,000 to if 10.000,000. I Falk Tain Icy. wholesale liquor deal ers of Fort Wayne, lnd., have failed. Liabilities nearly .'50.0(X. Gen. Fullerton of Washington, who is in Indianapolis, says the personal friends of President. Cleveland under stand full well that he will not be a I candidate for a third term. I A chess match for the championship of the Puited States and $750 a side was begun at Philadelphia by the ex ports. lOinil Iwmiehy of that city and Jackson W. Showalter, the American I champion, at the Franklin Press club. I The National Bnttermakers and Cheeseuiakers' association began a six days' session at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, From 1.000 to ].K00 will be in attend anee from all parts of the United States and Canada. Ex-President Harrison, through his I private secretary, denies that he in tends to be married on April (!. 10 or any other specified date. He has ail thocized no one to announce tho date of his marriage. ('ol. ijiastus H. Dyer, president of I the Kanawha Oil company, lias filed his answer to a $50,hi!) breach of promise suit brought by Mrs. Mary A. Contans of New York. Col. Dyer de nies all of Mrs. Comans' allegations and says lie has reason to believe that the plaintiff's husband is living. At Tope-ka. Ivan., railroad employes discovered that Joseph Love, a Shaw nee county farmer, had. in order to •••:!\e passenger face, packed his three hildivn, aged seven, nine aud eleven, in a box for shipment to Guthrie, I Oklahoma. Love pleaded poverty at\d I a stranger advanced linn money to buy tickets. Prof. William C. Russell died at. his resilience in Yonkers, N. Y.. of par alysis .aged eighty-two. lie was born in 1M-I anil was the son of W. R. Rus sell, a New York merchant, and Lucy Ellery Channing. sister of Rev. Wili iam Hllery Channing. He was gradu ated from Columbia college in 1S:!2, I and is Indieved was the oldest grad uate of that institution. 4 1 StW X'M V" t. »•rl feiJi ..*4 I sfe •t.m fr^v?ifev\ «W SCRAP WITH SPAtt THE UNITED STATES TIIOUiHT TO HE NEAlMYAli. A Molt at Hiirccloiia Attack* the United StatcH CoiiKiilatc ami Urcal&N tlit? iixlovi%—The Span- IhIi Government Ikniii-m OrilerN for All Meu-ot-Wur to rrejiare lor Active Work. Washington, March 1. Beyond a question the United States is nearer war lha it has been for many years. The temper of congress is strongly lavor of active intervention tor the in dependence of Cuba aud without doubt is prepared to commit this government to extreme measures in support ot that position. Members of tlit? senate and house of representatives ha\c been overwhelmed with expres.sh.us of sympathy lrom every kind of organiza tion and lrom hundreds of thousands of individuals, all indicative o| eager ness tor the liberation ot Cuba, and not a mail on the lloor of either cham ber has the slightest fear of oh ending his constituents in going to the ex treme in this direction. The American spirit has been so thoroughly aroused that congress and the president feel they have a practi cally unanimous indorsement in aid ing the revolutionists, and it is only a question of a few hours when there will be an open declaration to the ef fect. that Spain must either terminate hostilities on tlie island or admit the independence ol the insurgents. The tirst impulse Mas to put politics ahead of national patriotism and to conllne the glory of the resolutions to congress. '1 he tr •mcudoes enthusi asm with which the movement, has been received by the country at large has very much broadened the views ot the leaders of both branches ot con gress, and there is a manifest willing ness to make the resolution joint in form so as to permit Ihe president to participate in the performance. (Copyright. ISOii, by Associated Press.) Madrid, March 3.—If one may judge by the things that have been said and some of the things that have been done to-day, the Spanish people are en thusiastically determined to go to war forthwith with the United States, anil to speedily avenge the insult which, it is fancied, has been olfcred to the haughty pride of Spain by the United States senate in determining to recognize the Cuban prcvisional government as a belligerent power, and to ask the president to use his good offices witli Spain to obtain rec ognition of Cuban ii.depeadein o. Some of the organs of public opin ion declare that the bankruptcy of the Spanish government would not prevent the Spanish people lrom tak ing up the quarrel on their own ac count anil lilting out expeditions and maintaining themselves at their own expense while combatting the ms-i lence of the assertions o! the United States. The day has been character ized by many manifestations of pub lic wrath and excitement, and Barcelona 15.uoo Spaniards went to the extreme of using violence upon the consulate of tin- United States and stoning it. breaking several windows iu the building. No bodily harm was done to anybody except to certain in.embers of the crowd, which was charged by the police and dispersed. There seems to have boon a notable increase of excitement and patriotic ardor among the people since yester day. when the news of tho senate's action was first, made known. Such a stress of feeling as existed here to day. if it. continues lor any length of tiu'o, cannot but afford a serious men ace to the peaceful relations of the two countries. The Spanish authorities seem to have fell apprehensions of the form the )people's wrath might take, and provided special safeguards for the suppression of disorders and. especial ly lor the protection of anv official representative of the United Stales government. I.«!.n Mkr War. The preparations o! the government are not all ol a peaceful character, however. It is signilicaiit that tie minister of ma ine. Admiral Jose Maria Hera tiger, has issued orders for the training squadron to be prepared to ail. ll is p'garded as pcobable that, this squadron will proceed short ly to Cuba. It. has also been ordered that all oth er warships available be forthwith armed and equipped and put into con dition for active service. In addition to this, about tilty merchant steamers, available for the government service, will be provided with naval armament. For the military branch of the ser vice a fresh expedition of 20.000 in fantry and 5.00!) cavalry will be equipped and put on a war fooling and will be kept in readiness to leave on the shortest notice. In view of tin* excited state of the public mind the United States legation in this city has been placed under the special surveil lance of the police. The student class seems to form a largo proportion of the inflammatory element which is making so much noise. The students of this city are busily at work organizing a great demonstration of protest, against the vote of tile United Slates senate. At Valencia yesterday all the stu dents of the university paraded the streets and then gathered before the United States consulate, shouting "Death to Uni-lo Sain." "\iva Spain." and "Long live Ihe army." The e\ cUoniciu is intense throughout Spain, Uviiiur la I'ern. Lima. Peru. March It is :m noillK ed that Archbishop Sani" and (Jen. osina are dying. President Pier ola's daughter Victoria died last night. nt a CroMNln^- Marinetlc. Wis., .March :5. A car riage containing Aid. Louis Johnson of Menominee. Mich., his twelve-year old son and live friends of Mr. John son. was struck bv a Chicago & North western train to-day at a grade cross ing. Tin? bey was killed and the live men were seriously injured. Don M. Dickinson says he has relia ble information to the'effect that the insurgents have won 00 per cent of all the battles fought during the present uprising Cuba. mG3538#- 4? MASS MKICTIXG IX ST. l'ACL. SubMtuntlal Ai! for the Suffering Armenian*. Sr. Paul. March It all the people of the United States had given its lib erally yesterday as did the citizens of fit Paul at the Armenian indignation meeting at the Metropolitan opera house in the afternoon, there would be a fund of .^NiMUKK) at the command of the Red Cross society to-day for the furtherance of tho relief work of Miss Clara Barton. But then the rest: of the people did not have Archbishop Ireland to draw on his learning and philosophy, aud point out the magni tude of the horrors from the conse quence of which tile people in Anatolia were suffering at the very moment that the inagtiilicent auditorium of the opera house was tilled with some hundreds of comfortable and generous Christians who were willing to put aside th» small dilt'erences of religion and unite on the broad plane of hu manity for the relief of their feilow lnen. And the people who went to the gathering went: for the very pur pose of giving foe the benefit of tho \ietims of the lust of blood of the bat batons Turk. There was an im mediaie and generous response to tho appeal made for money to help the work of relief. The subscription amounted to ?10(i.1!. and there was a blank subscription lor which the fig ures were not inserted, but which will be generous, and several members of the coinniitttee had advices of oth er contributions which will bring the whole si-ni subscribed through the means ol the meeting up to .^Ol). A If. Lu.dcuc will act as treasurer, and further subscriptions may be remitted to liini. FlNt I0HS I1ITTE.\ OKl-\ Pollccma u'h DcH|ierate Fl«ht With Tonsils. St. Paul, March One of the most desperate encounters ever engaged in by a police officer of this city took place oil West Seventh street, between Walnut and Sherman streets, shortly after 1 o'clock this morning. 'While attempting to arrest one of their num ber, a crowd of ten or fifteen ruffians attacked officer Frank Hoofer and beat, liini almost to insensibility. The policeman fought desperately* to re tain his prisoner. Ilis hands were held and he used his teeth to defend himself. During the stniggle lie bit two lingers off the hands of his assail ants. 'Ihe fiist joint of a little linger and the first two joints of an index linger were picked up on the battle ground shortly after daylight Hoofer had a chance to use his gun, and shot Tony Devorak over the left eye. The man was taken to the city hospital, •wlieie the wound was pronounced not serious. XOTEIi I1ANK SWXim.RllS. Are Supposed to Have llecn Cup. l«rcl In (he Twin CIUch. Sr. Paul. .March —A man who has been identilied as A. II. Holmes, the lanious bank swindler, was arrested in tho St. Paul National bank by de tectives of tho Pinkorton agency, lie •was taken to the central police station, where he was locked up under tho name of I). W. Woods. While iu this city the ma ii has represented him self to be a lumberman of extensive means. Shortly alier his arrival here he was placed under the surveillance ot Piukciiou do.eeli\ es. It had been suspected that he was working in col lusion amth an alleged commission broker in Minreapelis who gave the name "I I. Sl aw. Snaw was also ariested and stands indicted at police headquarters. Minneapolis, as Joe Mc Oluskey. alias A. L. Hand, a noted Ira ilk sneak. It is thought that the men were about to perpetrate an ex tensile swindle on St. Paul and Min neapolis banks. KKsrt.Ts ix Munnrcit. Andrew I'eterwoti DIch of 111m Injnr ieN at llrnlnerd. Hrainerd. .Minn.. March —Andrew Peterson died to-day from the effects of gunshot wounds, intiicted by John Pryde last .Monday night. Prydo has made a complete confession, stating that he took Peterson into the country and shot him three limes, leaving him for dead, his reason being that lie was mad at Inn but the rime was com mitted lor rcbber.v. It is learned that Pr.vde had made arrangements to take smother man into the country Tuesday night, but was jailed before he hail a chance to commit the second crime which he had evidently planned. He says he made a mistake in not cut tting Peterson's throat and then burning the body lo make sure of the job. He has not been informed of his victim's death. Itctiii-ii -t a: l-UopitiK HuMhand Winora. .Minn.. March Dr. II. S. Waul, vvlu-se elopement from here with Miss .Mary Bnrehlow a month ago caused such a big sensation In Winona, returned last night and was linmcdiatelv driven to his home, whore he was met by his wile. An attempt was made to interview him. but the reporter was positively refused admit tance, as he would not, see any one. The cause his return is unknown. Hchm!I of an Ale I'artv. Long Island City. L. 1 March The outcome of one of Ihe many Sun day mixed ale parties in the oil'works district ot this city was the death or Mrs. Mary Kraenier and her son Michael. 'I hey both died from a bul let iu the brain, and although there is soire mystery as yet as to who ilid the shooting, it is believed that: young Kiaeiner killed his mother and then committed suicide. uck-( Minp l'c,|2le llldieleil t'eicago. March ."..--The grand jnrv to-day voted true hills against KU per sons accused ol conducting bucket shop operations in Chicago. This prac tically (overs eery bucket: shop ihe citv. in S(. I'aiil Alter a Convention Cedar liapids. Iowa. March 3.--'The fourth annual convention ot tho cream ery bnttermakers closed to-day. A resolution was adopted that hereafter no creamerv be allowed to make more than one exhibit St. Paul invited the associatK.n to meet there next year. The matter was left to the executive commit tec. It is reported soniiollicially thai an other crisis lias arisen iu tho boundary dispute .bt-tecu t'lule and Argentine Politicians predict trouble. h" ," "if THE EAST EL00DE1U GK*5AT lmi.UiE I ONI*] AND SEYKKAL LIVES LOST. -. II envy llaliis and Meltlitpr -Siiowk Cuunc the Itlverx to Overlloiv. Their itn nks anl Sweep Awi«y llotlKCM and Hridme.s A Dam tit Connecticut llrenltH, Cnuslit^ it DixtiNtrouM riootl. Hartford, Conn., March 3—T'lie great rain storm which was in progress all day Saturday, Saturday night ami Sun day caused the greatest damage to projKTt.v throughout the state known in twenty years. Many serious acci dents, washouts and wrecks are re ported. I'iie Connecticut river is swollen until it has reached a point three times greater than its normal proportions. 'Ihe big iron bridge at. ij| Muldleiown was iu great danger all day and a portion ot the false work was swept away, but the main struc ture is still intact. The bin sting of the old copper mine dam in lhe town of Bristol this morn ing caused ihe greatest flood ever known in that section, and it is esti lnaled the damage will reach over $100,000 lrom tills alone. People liv ing along the banks of the Pequabcck ri\er were obliged to leave their hoiics in the darkness, and many lost nearlv everything they possessed. Ten high way bridges across the river were swept, away and the tracks of the New England liailway wt.re washed out iu many places. A bad freight wreck oc curred early this morning near Fore®' ville. Tho engine of a special freight ran into a washout and was capsi/.eii. Sewn cars.were smashed to atoms aud ono of the trainmen badly Injured The road has been blocked since. '.riie storm In Winsted and other sec tions of Litchfield county was very severe. The Philadelphia, Rending »V New Kngland railroad tracks are un der water in many places, and traffic lias been suspended. The loss in Litch field county alone is estimated at near ly $100,0(.K). At Brooklyn a well known mill owner lost his life, and several accidents are reported from many sec tions. In Now York. New \ork, March 3.—The warm, al most. continuous rain of yesterdav. last night and to-day throughout New York State served to bring the frost out of the ground, break up the ice in the Hudson and smaller streams and do considerable damage to property by flooding cellars and carrying away bridges. Traffic on many rtillroads has been seriously delayed by wash outs. and in a number of cities street ear service lias been entirely suspend ed on account of high water. Very little, if any damage was sustained iii this city. t'OKJUT IX MIXXESOTA M'.-hxrv Murphy mid PatterHou ftuu Out ol' Wisconsin West Superior. Wis., March 3.—.lini my^ Murphy of Chicago knocked out 1'iliy Patterson of San Francisco iii the sixth round last evening, just be fore dark. The men fought under diHicnliios. They had pitched their ring on an island in an old saw mill on the St. Louis ri\er. a tew feet on the Wiscon sin soil. Tho determined action of the sl.evilf, under orders from Ho v. Up built to slop the light, caused a change in the plans, and tliey had to elude pursuit. The lighting parly left the city at. 2 o'clock. The sheriff had a special train at his disposal, with twenty-live armed deputies, the fore most citizens of the town. The prize lighting parly was followed, but they did not attempt to light In Wisconsin, as the state line for ton miles was pa trolled. The main line of the St. l'aui & Duluth road was followed to the station of llowell. eighteen miles dis tant, in Carleton county'. There was no intorloreiioe by the Minnesota of lieers, a number of whom were on ha ml. ami the ring was pitched in a space cleared of snow bv shoveling, and the men fought on liny-strewn ground in zero weather 11,1. l,t \0 A MOW A1MIV Kutcire oC Mr. nutl %Tr«t Hootli New York, March 3. The W rid publishes the following Balling on Booth is making plans for an inde pendent American Salvation Army, of wlucii he and his wife will be the lead ers. lie announced the decision to start such a movement yesterday, hut it will be se\eial weeks before Tie can tell on just what lines the work will be undertaken. The deposed com mander said in regard to the matter "I have received a very large num ber of letters ami telegrams and mes sages from people In all parts of tlio country, many ot luem auxiliary mem bers of the Salvation Army. The prac tically unanimous sentiment expressed i:i them is that Mrs. Booth and 1 should organi/e and lead an iudcjieud ent leligious movement. Both Mrs. Booth and n,.\self are strongly inclined to comply itii these demands in fact, I may sa\. that such an organization will be established. Considerable time is l.ceiled, however, to perfect" I he plans and details of such a wide spread movement It will be essentia 1 l,\ A merit an in character, and we have alread,* received most cordial assur ances ot support Ironi men and wo men of prominence in all walks of life." I'tiKMciJ (lit (litiedy Ci-nstantinople. March 3.—The visit oi he suit.in to-day to the Topkapou palace in ihe Staniboul quarter upon tii" o(easioi) ol the initl-Ilamazan l'esti \.il to peilorin the ceremony of kissing tho prophet's untitle, passed off with out anj hostile demonstration. Identity ol Hie I rcmnted AtSHntxln Jelfcrson. 'Wis.. March 3-The would le assassin of t. M. Smith was John Wright, who was laid off last Monday because of lack of work. It is sup posed that Wrights mind became un balanced aud that he committed the deed in a spirit of revenge. A body has been lound in ihe ruins of the fac tory. burned beyond identity. Wright w.is tony ,\ears o," age and leaves a wife and two children. I'ol la (lnefs will hold a council at the AN hlte 1'aith agency, iir Minnesota.