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THE HIGH WATER.
Xt Is Spreading' Over Land. That Bad Not Been Overflowed. SITUATIOI APPALLI5G AT FARGO. Sidewalks Are Afloat and Being Used Bafta by People to Oet to Dry Land All Bridges Rendered Unsafe. Memphis, Tenn., April 7. The fea ture of the flood, condition in the Mis sissippi delta now ia the gradual spread of water over an area that hitherto was never overflowed. The upper crevasse in Tunica county is 2,000 feet wide, and so great is the outpour that water from below the break is being drawn up to and hurled out over the fertile valley through the crevasse. The supreme question is the duration of the flood. If the lower levees along Louisiana and southeast Arkansas should hold, which it is believed they will not do, the emptying of the delta and. St. Francis basin will be slow. If they break and the river continues to fall at Cairo, the upper St. Francis basin and the delta will be clear of water by May 5. If this should prove true, there will be no difficulty in prowing cotton. At New Orleans the levees are declared to be in as good condition as could possibly be expect ed, but the authorities are exercising unswerving vigilance in the oversight of the earth embankments. At Cahoma, Miss., for a while yester day the water rose two feet an hour until all the low country was filled. It is now over all but the very highest places. Many families have been forced, to leave their homes and move into box cars furnished by the railroad company. No fatalities have occurred yet, but the work of rescuing will be more dangerous as the water rises. The railroad company will sustain loss in bridges and track that are washing literally off to the woods. Three bridges within a mile of here have suc cumbed to the flood. One is gone and two rendered useless. Word was re ceived, last night that the people be tween this place and Friar's Point have lost everything they possessed, save their land, they being in a main current from the crevasse at Flower lake. SITUATIONS APPALLISO AT FARGO. Fargo, N. D., April 7. The situation is appalling. While the Red river rose only three inches last night the Big Call west of this city took a big spurt, and went up 14 inches, flooding the en tire west side of town and driving hun dreds of people from their homes. It is a populous resident district and the ffect of the flood is most forcibly felt. All that part of the city south of Front street is inundated. Six blocks of Eighth street paving went out yes terday morning, and the flood from the west side of town is so high that paving on West Front street is going out rapidly. Sidewalks Are all afloat, and are being used as rafts upon which families are moving to dry land. All along Front street the water is within a few inches of the floors of principal business houses, and a rise of another foot would practically put the entire city afloat. The North ern Pacific people were afraid to use Ahe bridge yesterday and passenger trains were brought across from Moor head over the Great Northern bridge. Passengers were transferred and a special went west in the afternoon. All bridges are condemned except the Ore at Northern which is a steel bridge put in last spring. The waterworks at the reserve station were compelled to shut down, and pumps were started tip and are doing all in their power to supply the city. There is much suf fering among poor families, who have been practically destitute all winter, and this last blow is most serious. The relief committee, operated jointly by the city council and county com missioners, established headquarters yesterday morning and will take care of the poor. Sections of this city that no one ever dreamed could be reached by the flood are now under water and . Broadway, with a short distance on either side, is the only dry spot in town. Henry Struive and two sons were drowned yesterday near Frank fort, S. D. This makes six deaths from drowning in that vicinity during the present overflow. There has been great loss of stacked grain and stock. GREECE'S INDEPENDENCE DAY. fleieiitj SfartJh Anniversary of the Separa tion fiuut Turkey Celebrated "Without HostUlttea. Londoii, April 7. Yesterday was the 76th anniversary of the declaration of independence of Greece from Turkey, and all Europe had misgivings as to bow the day would be passed in the little kingdom, which has been virtu ally defying the powers. Many pre dictions were made that there would be open hostilities on the bor der and that war would be inaugu rated. Up to a late hour, however, all was reported quiet on the frontier of Greece, and in consequence there was a general feeling of relief in all cen ters. It is now believed that war will be averted. ITornad a Ton of read Bidaua, Mo., April 7. Miners in the lead mine being operated by Judge John N- Jilby, on North Grand avenue, just inside of the city limits, uncovered at a depth of 25 feet, more than a ton of almost pure lead. ALLEN'S RELIGIOUS VIEWS. The Nebraska Senator Sends a Reply to an A- p. A. Request. Washington, April 6. Senator Allen, of Nebraska, has received a letter from Rescue council, No. 1, of the American Protective association, of Omaha, Neb., asking him to vote against the con firmation of any known Catholic ap pointed by President McKinley. The senator's reply, which has been mailed to the oflicers of the council, is in part as follows: "I cannot comply with your request. I will not vote to reject any competent and worthy man because of his religious faith. If I BEJfATOK WILLIAM V. AXLEX should do so I would violate my oath of office and the language of the consti tution of the United States and of the state of Nebraska. You will observe by several constitutional provisions that this government, state and feder al, is completely and forever divorced from the church, and all citizens, re gardless of their religious beliefs, are, if - otherwise qualified, eligible to hold office. I could not, if so inclined, vote to reject a competent and worthy man for a public position to which he might be appointed by the president because of his church connection or his partic ular religious belief, nor would 1 do so under any circumstances." HAD STOLEN THOUSANDS. Paymaster Aldrich, of the Kansas City, ITort Scott & Memphis, Arrested for .Em bezzlement. Kansas Citt, Mo., April 6. James H. Aldrich, who for the last 18 years has been the trusted cashier and pay master of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis railway system, is an em bezzler to the amount of at least 827,000. lie was arrested yesterday afternoon on a warrant sworn out by the American Surety Co., which was surety on his bonds for about $75,000. Aldrich has been sys tematically stealing from the Memphis company for the last eight years, pos sibly longer. When arraigned in the criminal court before Judge Wofford he will make no defense, but will throw himself on the mercy of the court. MAY WHIP PUPILS. The Kansas City Court of Appeals Says School-Teachers Can Inflict Reasonable Punishment. Kansas City, Mo., April 6. The Kansas City court of appeals affirmed the judgment of the circuit court of De Kalb county, which convicted D. M. Boyer, a public school-teacher, of cruelly beating a pupil of the school. The court of appeals said that it was the law that a school-teacher had the right to inflict a reason able corporeal punishment on a pupil for violating any rea sonable rule of school, but he had no right to inflict unreasonable and exces sive punishment or to inflict any sort of punishment with malice. The question of what was cruel punishment was for the jury to decide. FOR A PRESIDENTIAL CAR. A Movement Under Way tor Present to the Nation a Grand Coach. Washington, April 6. A project"has been originated by representative rail road men to build a private car for the use of the president of the United States, from material and appliances contributed by the car building and affiliated industries. It is proposed to construct a private car excelling any thing of the kind in existence in the substantial character of its construction and in the completeness and conven ience of its furnishings and decora tions. It is to be presented to the na tion, as a tribute from the car build ing fraternity, for the personal and of ficial use of the successive presidents of the United States. INORDINATE WEALTH. A Plan to Secure an Amendment to the Federal Constitution for Levying a Tax. Topeka, Kan., April 6. Ex-Lieut.- Gov. Percy Daniels has succeeded in interesting most of the leading demo cratic and populist statesmen of Kan sas in an organization, the object of which is to operate a bureau of infor mation concerning his scheme to tax inordinate wealth and ultimately to secure an amendment to the federal constitution giving congress the power to levy such a tax. The organization is now working on a plan to arouse public interest all over the country on this subject. One More Dead at Chandler. Guthrie, Ok., April 6. The five-davs-old baby of Edward Arnott has been added to the list of the dead at Chandler, making the total now 13. The baby was blown from its mother's arns and carried four blocks. It could not be positively shown that the charred bones found in the ruins of the Colburn building were human. It is thought that all the injured will i i cover. CUBAN QUESTION. Mr. Morgan Wants Both Parties Recognized as Belligerents. RELIEF OF THE FLOOD SUFFERERS. The Bate Resolution Thought to Tie Suf- fl dent for the Purpose Foster May Be Sent to Turkey Cleve land's Forestry Order. Washington, April 7. Much bad blocd was developed in the senate yes terday over the Cuban question, and there were numerous stormy passages and acrimonious personal charges. I Early in the day, Mr. Morgan, of Ala bama, called up his resolution declar ing t-iat a state of war exists in Cuba and recognizing both parties as bellig erents, lie spoke for some time in a dispassionate manner on the resolution, but was aroused by Mr. Hale, of Maine, to a series of sharp retorts. It led to the declaration by Mr. Morgan that in stead of sending a lawyer to Cuba to investigate the case of Dr. Ruis, as was contemplated, the administration would do well to send a ship of war to Havana to demand redress. At another point, Mr. Hale questioned Mr. Morgan's statement that Cuban pris ons were "stuffed" with American prisoners, declaring that the informa tion reaching him (Hale) showed that no such condition existed. Mr. Mor gan asked from whom this information came, and then hotly asserted that he knew where it came from and the world knew where it came from, as the senator from Maine had not denied that he was in communication with the Spanish authorities. Mr. Hale in dignantly denied that his information came from Spanish sources and said it was furnished in every item by Ameri can citizens. At this point, two o clock, the morning hour intervened to cut off the debate and give the right-of-way to the bankruptcy bill and Mr. Stew art, of Nevada, took the floor and spoke against the measure. The sun dry civil appropriation bill and the Indian appropriation bill, which failed to pass at the last session, were then reported back to the senate. They will be taken up for considera tion early next week. The senate afterwards went into executive session and then adjourned. RELIEF OF THE FLOOD SUFFERERS. Washington, April 6. President Mc Kinley may abandon his idea of send ing a special message to congress ask ing for legislation for the relief of the Mississippi flood sufferers. Such action. it is thought, is rendered unnecessary by the passage by the senate Monday of the Bate resolution diverting for the relief of the flood sufferers the unex pended balance off" the appropriation made from time to time to meet con tingencies in connection with cholera and other epidemics. Mr. McKinley sent for Secretary Alger late yester day afternoon and had a consultation on the subject. Since the senate had already initiated such legislation as he would propose in his message, the question was as to whether action by him was not rendered unneces sary. All the data in connection with the amount of money the passage of the Bate resolution would place at the disposal of the surgeon-general for distribution was not before him and no final decision was reached as to the message. Should he send in a mes sage, it is probable that he will recom mend a specific appropriation of either 8150,000 or 5200,000, and it is possible, in the event he does not send to con gress a formal message, that he will transmit the information in his posses sion. Senator Bate yesterday, when questioned on the subject, expressed the opinion that if his joint resolution should become a law it would afford all the relief that could be expected from the government. He said that he had made investigation and had as certained that this fund which had been set apart from time to time for the suppression of epidemics now amounts to 450,000. This would be more than ample for the purpose. . FOSTER MAY BE SENT TO TURKEY. Washington, April 7. The adoption of a vigorous policy to secure from the Turkish government a settlement of the claims preferred by the United States on account of the destruction of American missionary property and out rages to American missionaries com mitted during the uprising against the Armenians in the fall of 1895, is being considered by the new administration, and probably will be put intooperation soon. President McK.inJ.eys pro gramme contemplates the sending to Constantinople of John V. ioster, former secretary of state, as a special envoy, with the rank of ambassador. to secure from the sultan the payment of the claims which have been filed CLEVELAND'S FORESTRY ORDER. Washington, April 7. The president has decided to take no action in the matter of revoking or modifying the order of Mr. Cleveland setting aside 21 forestry reserves in the west, until he ascertains whether congress will legis late on the subject. It is the general understanding now that the senate will tack an amendment to the general deficiency appropriation bill empower ing the president to modify or revoke this order. There is said to be a legal question as to the president's power under existing law to make a revoca tion of an order of his predecessor. IN SPECIAL SESSION. The Fifty-Fifth Congress Amembles In Re sponse to President UcKlnley'a Procla mation. Senator Haksbrough (U. D.) introduced a bill In the senate on the 31st to prevent invent ors from being defrauded by alleged patent at torneys. The nominations of Joseph I Bristol-, of Kansas, to be fourth assistant postmaster-general; Henry Clay Evans, of Tennessee, to be commissioner of pensions; Thomas Ryan, of Topeka, Kan., to be first assistant secretary of the into.'ior, and Frank W. Palmer, of Illi nois, to be public printer, were confirmed. The voting on the miscellaneous amendments to the Anglo -American arbitration treaty began. The hi-use passed the Dingley tariff bill. the vote standing 205 ayes to 122 nays, SI mem bers not vcting. Speaker Eeed had his name called out it the last and voted aye. An amend ment was attached to the bill fixing April 1 as the date when its provisions should go into ef fect Form Cuban resolutions were brought for ward in rapid succession in the senate on the 1st Two of them were agreed to one by Sen ator Morgan (Ala ) calling on the president for any letters from Gen. Gomez to himself and Mr. Cleveland, and the other by Senator Mills ( l ex. instructing the committee on foreign re lations to report what obligations the United States had assumed by compelling Cuba to re main subject to Spain. Another resolution was by Senator Allen (Neb.) reciting that Gen. Rivera, of the Cuban forces, had been captured by the Spanish and was about to be tried by drumhead court-martial and shot, and protest ing against such trial as contrary to the rules of civilized warfare. Senator Hoar (Mass.) ob jected to its immediate consideration and it went over. The last resolution was by Senator Morgan (Ala.). It declared that a state of war existed in Cuba and announced the policy of the United States to accord with both parties to the conflict with full recognition as belliger ents. The senate in executive session con eluded its consideration of all amendments to the arbitration treaty and then adjourned un til the 5th The house was not in session. The senate was not in session on the 3d.-.. The house, by unanimous consent, passed the senate Joint resolution to charter a vessel to carry food to the famine sufferers in India. Mr. Corliss (Mich) introduced a joint resolu tion to revoke all the orders extending the ap plication of the civil service laws which were made by President Cleveland during his last administration. The house then adjourned un til the 7th. In the senate on the 5th the resolution pro testing against the reported drumhead court martial for Ruis Rivera, the captured Cuban insurgent general, was adopted by a vote of 44 to 0, Senators Hoar and Hale refraining from voting. Senator Elkins (W. Va.) spoke for two hours m favor of. developing the American merchant marine. Senator Lindsay (Ky.) ad vocated the passage of the Torrey bankruptcy bill. A joint resolution was agreed to direct ing the surgeon-general of the marine hospital service to aid the Mississippi river flood suffer ers by distributing tents, blankets, food and medicines under the epidemic fund of 1893 and to purchase further supplies under the present epidemic fund for distribution. Senator Chan dler (X. H.) introduced a bill to abolish com petition in trade and to enable merchants to maintain prices notwithstanding business de pressions. The senator said he would not press the bill unless an effort was made to pass the pooling bill".. ..The house was not in session. THEY FAVOR THE BILL. Western Railroads Will Send Hen to Wash ington to I'rge a Pooling Bill. Chicago, April 6. Railroad men in the west and east are preparing for a vigorous campaign in favor of the passage of the Foraker pooling bill. They feel that unless energetic efforts are made there is little chance of se curing the adoption of the bill during the present session of congress. Some of the influential railroad officials will leave for Washington shortly to urge upon the members of congress and sen ators that unless the railroads are per mitted to pool prosperity will never return to this country, or, as Chauncey M. Depew expresses it, in a proper pooling law lies the only solution of the existing troubles." ENTIRELY TOO REALISTIC. Two Children at Chillicothe. Mo., Play Doctor with Deadly Results. Chillicothe, Mo., April 6. The four- year-old son of Mrs. Elijah Bolander, a widow of this city, died last night of laudanum poisoning, the drug being administered by a sister, aged six years, lne children were lel alone for a few minutes and they con cluded to play doctor and patient, as told by the sister. She first gave her . "patient" a fer7 drops of water, and then spying a bottle on a shelf, gave him 30 drops of that. He soon sank back in a stupor, and be lieving he was only in fun, she gave him another dose. Clean Right of Way. Kansas City, Mo., April 6. It is negligence for a railroad company to permit weeds to grow upon its right of way. The Kansas City court of ap peals so decided yesterday in the case of Mary A. Eose against the Union Pa cific, from Carroll county, Mo. The railroad had. asked an instruction to the effect that it was not negligence for the railroad company to permit weeds to grow on its right of way (thus contributing to the probability of acci dents), but the trial court refused the instruction and the court of appeals upheld the action. Cant. Dohertv Dead. New Toek, April 6. Capt. Edwaid P. Doherty died at his home here yes jrtlav of hea.T-t disease. aoed 56 vears. In 1861 he enlisted as a private in the union army, lie became captain oi t.h Sixteenth New York eavalrv. and after Lincoln's assassination was de tailed with 50 men to capture Booth and. Davis, tne fugitives, in tne Darn, they having been surrounded. He sprang in to seize Booth and the latter raised a gun, but before he could fire Sergt. Boston Corbett's bullet through a knothole killed him. Compulsory Vaccination. Topeka, Kan., April 6. The Rock Is land has issued an order that all em ployes in the passenger train service who have not been vaccinated within a comparatively recent period must take that precaution at once on account of immigration travel and the at tendant danger of catching and spread ing the small-pox. INDIANS STARVING. The Hodlocs in California in a Piti able Condition. PROTESTS AGAI5ST THE TARIFF BILL Cigar Manufacturers Say That the Duty on Tobacco Will Ruin Them Dog Tears a Man to Pieces Fifty Tears for Slnrder. Ijedding, Cal., April 7. Word comes fro m Modoc county that the remnant cf Capt. Jack's tribe of Modoc Indians, now living in that county, in the neigh borhood of the scenes of Capt. Jack's treachery and Gen. Canby's death in 1S73, are now in a pitiable condition. verging on actual starvation. In all there are about 200 families of tne tribe. The winter has been a severe one, the snow being so aeep mai the Indians have been unable to obtain the necessaries of life. A party of two bucks and ten squaws struggled into Alturas, the county seat, from the lava beds to get food, but the whites were not charitably disposed to the Modocs. So hungry were the Indians that they stripped the carcass of a dead cow to the bone, ravenously ate of the putrid flesh and carried away what was left. It is reported that their number has been reduced one-half this winter by death, due to starvation and exposure. There is no reservation and no appeal to the United States government PROTEST AGAINST THE TARIFF BILL. Indianapolis, Ind., April 7. The Cigar Manufacturers association of Indiana, representing a membersmp oi 700 manufacturers, met in this city yes terday and formulated a protest against that part of the Dingley bill which in creases the rate on leaf tobacco. The protest states that the rates under the present law are so excessive and bur densome that it is not possible to live under them. It also denies that the proposed rate will afford any protec tion to the growers of leaf tobacco. The petition is long and will be for warded to Senator Morrill, chairman of the senate finance committee. DOG TEARS A MAN TO PIECES. Guthrie, Ok., April 7. John Mills, a farmer living near Sao and Fox agency, was attacked by a ferocious dog and almost literally torn to pieces. The dog belonged to a prairie traveler and attacked Mills while he Was walking along the public highway. FIFTY" TEAKS FOR MURDER. Chicago, April 7. Thomas Flynn, convicted of the murder, on December 13 last, of William Jahns, a bartender, was yesterday sentenced to serve 50 years in the penitentiary. CHICAGO IS DEMOCRATIC. Carter II. Harrison Chosen Mayor by a Rig Majority. CmcAGO, April 7. Carter H. Harri son, democratic candidate for mayor, swept this city, receiving a plurality of 80,000 over Harlan, independent, the second candidate in the fight, and 90, 000 over Sears, republican. Harrison's leading opponents were Washington Hesing, gold democrat; Judge Nathan iel Sears, the regular republican nomi nee, and John M. Harlan, inde pendent reform candidate who was backed by the Civic federation and the Municipal league. The total vote for mayor, with 15 precincts miss ing, is: Sears (rep.), 58,450; Harrison (dem.). 141,882; Hesing (ind.), 15,349; Harlan (ind.), 66,448. Harrison's plu rality, 75,434; Harrison's majority, 1,635. The democrats made a clean sweep of all the town offices in the West town and North town, and probably in the South town also, although the repub licans have a fighting chance to get an assessor in that part of the city. Of the 34 aldermen, the returns point to the election of 36 democrats, four re publicans and four independents. Three of these independents are democrats, who were put on the ticket by peti tion. Harrison gained heavily in the banner republican wards, carrying the Thirty-Fourth by 5,019, against 4,281 for Harlan and 3,4S4 for Sears. This ward gave McKinley a majority of 6,000 last falL The Third, Fourth and Twelfth wards, always republican strongholds, were also carried by Harrison. At the last mayoralty elec tion Swift's vote was 143,173 against 123,294 for Water, democrat. In the presidential election McKinley had 200,747 against 144,736 for Bryan. Carter H. Harrison is the son of the late Mayor Harrison, who was assas sinated during the closing days of the world's fair. The popularity of his father was an immense advantage to the mayor-elect in his campaign, and contributed to the victory of yesterday. Mr. Harrison is 37 years old and has never before held a political office. REPUBLICANS CARRY ST. LOUIS. Zelgenhein Elected Mayor by a Plurality of About 14,000. St. Louis, April 7. The republicans carried the city yesterday j their mayor alty candidate, Henry Zeigenhein, be ing elected by a plurality which will probably be 14,000. With the exception of four members of the house of dele gates the entire republican ticket went through. Zeigenhein polled about the normal republican vote. The de no fats were badly split, and lost votes to the republicans. The total vote stor mayor, with but three precincts n jss ing, is as follows: Zeigenhein (r-p.), 43,500; Harrison (dem.), 24,141; Lee Meri wether (ind. dem.), 18,llfi.