lurner County Heraid
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
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. ,%
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
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
*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.
The Turks occasionally pause long
enough In their butcheries to hold an
investigation and Unci themselves iU-
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.
P1TII OF THE ±sEWS.
EVENTS OP THE PAST WEKK IS A
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
StW X'M V"
feiJi ..*4 I
SCRAP WITH SPAtt
THE UNITED STATES TIIOUiHT TO
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
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
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
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
MASS MKICTIXG IX ST. l'ACL.
SubMtuntlal Ai! for the Suffering
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
FlNt I0HS I1ITTE.\ OKl-\
Pollccma u'h DcH|ierate Fl«ht With
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*
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
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
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
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
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
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
It is reported soniiollicially thai an
other crisis lias arisen iu tho boundary
dispute .bt-tecu t'lule and Argentine
Politicians predict trouble.
THE EAST EL00DE1U
GK*5AT lmi.UiE I ONI*] AND SEYKKAL
LIVES LOST. -.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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