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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1897.
material free, and no rr.oncy been spared by th levee boards cr the people. Still, all the new work i. but temporary, only calcu lated to hold the tlocd from crossing the )exce line, and when the water falls nearly tho entire system will need substantial re pair If not rebuilding. DAMAU1I UV Till! FLOOD. Over Stt.OttO Sqtinrr Milt of FarnilnR Ijiml SulmierKctl. WASHINGTON. April 21. The Bureau of Statistics of tho Treasury Department has made the following report on the damage caused agricultural Interests by the Mls tbsippl river flood: "Sir.oe the publication, on April 12. of a Btatement relative to tho agricultural in terests of the submerged district of tho Mississippi valley south of Cairo. 111., the area under water has been considerably extended. This extension 1 below Vicks burg. Mifs.. but on the right or west side of tho river, and is mainly due to a break two thousand feet in width In the levee at Bigss. Tho overflow cf water at this point has submerged four parishes (counties) of Louisiana and partially overflowed Ave others, while a break at Iafourchc cross ing. In the southern part of the same State, has resulted In the submergence of an ad ditional area of nearly three hundred square miles in Lafourche and Terre Donne parishes. "In this newly submerged section were a total population of S-f.XVG. in proportion of four colored persons to one white. The re don contained at last census 7.71 farms, with a total area of over 1.0j0,0m acres, of which 420.0U) were improved. Of this last mentioned area Z13.0oo acres, or over one half, were last year devoted to cotton; over Sd.CMJ acres to corn, six thousand acres to sugar cane, two thousand acres to hay. and an inconsiderable acreage to other crops. Tho total value of these farms. Including fence and buildings, but exclusive of their movable equipment, was. In 1S10. close on Jll.00O.0u). and tho value of the Implements and machinery on them was over JOuo.OoO. On Jan. 1 of the present year they contained live stock to the value of Jl.u'.'O.uOO, and so lately as March 1 last they were estimated to have still on hand about $v.0o0 worth of th crops of last season. The total value of the farms submerged by the breaks In the It-vees that have oc curred since the 10th Inst., with their farm Implements, live stock and crops on hand, therefore, is close upon $1..0on.0u. This re gion produced last yr-jir nearly lOft.OtiO bales of cotton, over 9,iK,ri0 pounds of sugar, over l.COO.OCO bushe!s of corn, besides hay. potatoes, oats and other minor prod ucts, the entire) production aggregating a value, even at the low prices that have pre vailed, of more than 4.50.O'j0. Th total area submerged at thb date 3 over 29.000 square miles. It contained, at the last census. farms, with a total area of 4.9l.4; acres, nearly one-half of which was Improved, and a total popula tion, agricultural and other, of 4C2.041. If to the value of Its farms, farm buildings and farm machinery, according to the cen sus of ltftO, there b added the value of its live stock on Jan. 1 last (53.17..6CG). and of Its products of last season still on hand on March 1 last $4.a5.179). the total of &KU74. 377 will represent the approximate value of the agricultural property of the submerged region. Among the products of this region last year were bales of cotton, worth Ji..-?12.;; 12.323.64.-i bushels of corn, worth $X9a".27X. and 9.03.S7S pounds of sugar, worth 5271,016. the total production, incfud Jng minor crops, representing a value of J21.7XUS0 on the plantation." FKAHS OP PLAMKRS. They Think ,fro Laborer Mill .Never Work If filven Free Food. WASHINGTON. April 21. A cry of deep distress has come to the War Department from Mississippi and a bitter protest against the methods of the persons who are engaged In the distribution of government relief' to Hood sufferers. At Helena there Is a great number of negroes who have come In town from their overflowed cabins to get food and shelter. To-day a telegram came to the War Department from a com mittee headed by Itev. I 8. Smith, declar ing that many of the negroes la Tunica county and the adjacent county were in Ktpat straits and suffering for supplies, which their employers refused to allow them on the ground that It would amount to an Interference with the labor n;irk.'t The department offlclnls are unable at this distance to Judge of the merits of this ap plication and probablv will refer it to the local 'officer., .If has been realized from jjTr nuwrtri, iiini in"r wjis u verv threat element 01 o.anger in inuisenminate distribution of governmVnt supplies among me lanonng classes in tne Hooded sections, as the planters might find it Impossible to get sufficient farm labor to make crops or to repair the damages resulting from the flood If the hands were furnished with un limited free food and relieved from the necessity or laboring. No Fear nt Nntehe. NATCHEZ, . Miss.. April 21. Tho river here has been stationary for the past twen ty-four hours, being attributed to the vast volume of water pouring through the cre vasses above and below here. The situa tion Is a litle more encouraging and hope- iui, ana especially on the iouisiar.a side. At v ldalia the levees are now In rood con dition, and a foot or more above the water, ana ail aerective places are being ranldlv repaired. The clear weather for the past week has been a great benefit to them. drying and hardening them on top and out ride, and little or no apprehension is now being felt. Many people think that the crest wave that has been looked forward to with great fear for some time is now Iassing through the crevasses near the delta, and the worst will soon have passed. However, work on the levees continues with as great vigilance as ever, and they are still being patrolled night and day. The back water coming through ISiggs and Heed's levees has not yet arrived, but all streams are beginning to swell. Refugees from the swamps are being provided for as well as possible, while stock continues to llll every spare pasture here. Still nisliiK nt Qulney. QUIXCY. III.. April 21.-The Mississippi a , . ... . ev . steamer jiarry jiock rescuea six iamuics whose homes In the bottoms, north of the . . . t i city, were surrounded by water. At War taw. 111., tho Mississippi has passed the 13- foot mark and people are leaving portions f th district not protected bv the levees. At Kelthsburg. III., th river Is at its high est point for several years and the condi tion of the bottom and Island farmers is pitiful. Altovc St. Lou In. ST. LOUIS, April 21. I.ctween here and points on the Mississippi river north as . Xar as Keokuk a rise of several Inches U, hown. The water at Eooneville. on the Missouri, has risen 0.2 of a foot, but at Kansas City a decline greater titan that Is registered. Weather Forecaster Franken feld to-day predicted that the river at St. Ijouis will continue to rise slowly, about 27.3 feet being Indicated by Friday; also that the Missouri will continue to rise lowly. Family of Five Hrovrned. NASHVILLE. Tenn.. April 21. Five lives have been lost In the flooded lands of Lake county. A skiff was upset, causing the drowning or Jose Gans and his entire fam ily, wife- two sons and a daughter. FROST IN THE SOUTH. Frarlt and Other Fruit Hud Illnsted find GarriVn Track Nipped. RICHMOND. Ya.. April 21.-In the penin- eular section of Virginia there was heavy frost last night nnd some damage to early fruit and vegetables. No fesir is Indicated for the fruit In tho Dinvllle section, and there will te only slight injury In the Prince William and Loudon tier of counties. Nor folk reports heavy damage to truck In the counties of the lrglnla seaboard and east rn North Carolina, and the fruit around Chariot tesvlllo suffers, it is thought, tserlously. Small fruit In the Staunton dis trict Is sdd to have been killed, but the apple crop Is regarded as safe. Tho South west se-ms to have suuered very little. BALTIMORE. April 21. Dispatches from all parts or Maryhmd. North Carolina and Virginia, Indicate that the recent cold snap rta played sad havoc with the blossoming fruit trees und vines. In the Maryland and Delaware peninsula a careful investigation shows that nine buds in ten have perished. trees nearest tidewater suflering the i-ast. Advices from the western counties of the -'state Indicate fruit crop Injuries in but a Rightly less degree. WILMINGTON, N. C. April 21. The frost and freezing temperature this morning auwd great damage to crops of truckers in this -cti.n. The damage- to strawberries Is estimated at li to 3) per cent.. Ivans vu per cent.. j.eas ana pot a ices ij p.r cent. Frederick llnllman Miut llanx. PAXTON. 111.. April 21. Judge Samnle overruled the motion for a new trial for Frederick Hallman this afternoon, and sentenced the prisoner to death on the cab low May 14. Hallman was found guilty lust week of tho murder of Mrs. Geddes rar Sibley. Ford county, Dec. 2. and i be lieved to have murdered five other women. THE INDIANA TEMPLARS FORTY-TIIIHD AXM'AL MEETING OF thi: grasd eoMMAxnciiv. John Itedniond, of Iognnporf. lllectcd Grand Commander 31 In r Ite Elect t. AV. KnlKlit. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ANDCItSON, Jnd., April 21.-Thc forty- third annual meeting of the Grand Com mander' Knights Templars of Indiana opened this afternoon after a parade of commandtries, delegates and visiting knights. The work is progressing slowly and was interrupted to-night for a banquet tendered the visitors by Anderson Cora-v mandery. The election of ollkers lias al ready been held and resulted as follows: Grand Commander John K. Itedmond, of Logansport. Deputy Commander John H. Nicholson, of itiehmond. Grand Generalissimo William E. Ferry man, of Tcrre Haute. Grand Captain General Eugene Vv . Kelly, of 1 uncle. Grand lrelate Dr. Charles G. Hudson, of Elkhart. Grand Senior YV arden Sidney YV. Doug las, of Evansvllle. Treasurer James Y. Smith, of Indian apolis. Grand ltecoruer . ii. smytne, or jn- dlanaiolis. . Grand Standard Hearer Frederick Glass, of Madison. Grand Sword Bearer Charles Goltra, of Crawfordsvllle. Grand Warden Nathan L. Agnew, of Valparaiso. EAKI.V IIL.AZE IN cii.wvFoitnsvn.L.K. IVnrrow Kscupe for .National Hank nnd Y. 31. C A. DulldlDK Lom 10,000. jeciil to the Indianapolis Journal. CIJAWFOIIDSVILLE, Ind.. April 21. Flames were discovered this morning about 3 o'clock in the First National lkmk build ing and soon three buildings were on fire. and the building across the street to the north were threatened. The fire was finally confined to tho building where It originated. The blaze started in the back part of Wil liam Kobb's grocery story, and spread to the bank building on the north, and the drug 6tore of A. E. Dunn cn the south. The tailor shop of Frank Smith, over the grocery, was gutted and he had no Insur ance. The bank room was damaged by water. Uuslness continued as usr.al to-day. This was also tho case with the law ofllce of Hurley & Son, over the bank, and the barber shop of A. E. Pool in the rear. Tho photograph gallery of Al Champion, on the second floor, was almost completely de stroyed. The Dunn drug btore and the justice office of S. A. Stllwell. over the drug More, were damaged. The notion store of Jo Fisher, south of the drug store, was also damaged. The Y. M. C A. building ad Joining was In great danger for a time. Tho buildings are owned by Con Cunning ham, now of aneeborough. Me., whose loss Is given as SlO.Oi). with insurance of JS.2.7), as follows: National. $1.2.: Liver pool. Indon and Globe. Continental. Il.frfu): New Hampshire. l'acif.c. $1.0:)0: German of Frceport. SI,''. Grocer Kobo s loss Is $3,000. with Insurance of $:;.fx)0 in National, and $1,000 in Hartford, of Hart ford. Champion, photographer, carried $2,000 Insurance. Dunn, druggist, will lose $2.0o0. and carried $2."rf) in Western Under writers. $1,000 in Westchester and $"00 in Norwich Union. M. E. Clodfelter loses f200 by water; Insured In Gerard, of Philadel phia. The Fisher notion store is fully in sured. Shoal ARnln Sivept by Fire. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SHOALS, Ind.. April 21. This city was again visited by fire to-day. the second time In two months. A block of nine houses In the business part of the town was burned, the fire lelng started by a defective flue. Fortunately the houses wem "Id, and the loss will not exceed $13.00U. The postomce was destroyed, this being the second time It has burned recently; also, a grocery store, sawmill, drug store and oine build ing. A month ago the city was visited ny a disastrous flood, and the citizens are nat urally much discouraged. Little insurance was carried on any or the minuings. INDIANA oniTt'AIlY. Dr. lleseklnh Smith, the Kcd Found er of Snilthlnnd. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SHELBYVILLE. Ind., April 21.-Dr. Hezeklah Smith, founder of Smithland, and one of the best known pioneer residents of this county, was stricken with paralysis yesterday afternoon, is still unconscious. and his death is expected soon. The attack came while he was out driving, ana nis body was found hanging between the wheels. Dr. Smith is seventy-seven years old. and has been practicing medicine many vears. He Is the tamer ou ucorge cmun, merchant, of Smithland. Dr. Joseph Pnrker. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. COLFAX. Ind.. April 21. Dr. Joseph Parker, one of Clinton county'3 foremost citizens, died at his home, in Colfax, Sat urday night after being confined to his bed for months with neurosis. Ho leaves a wife and one daughter. . A 1-1 Lr. 1 arKer was oorn in i-erry lownsiup Dec. 10, 1V). being a son of George and lloirrlot fT.nvnloKM Pnrker. His father was a native of Delaware, coming to Indiana ln-JVfU. Xfr. I'arxer umjr h n)ur?e ;u oiuin well Academy.and InlSTl began the study of mc.ii.inA with Dr. Wlllium Tibaree. of Clark's Hill. He attended lectures at Mi ami Medical College, and afterwards lo cated here. He became well known , over the State as a successful surgeon. In 1S71 he married Charlotte A. Evving, of this county. Ho was both a Mason nnd Odd Fellow, and was township trustee at the time of his death. Itev. nthnn L Lord. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ROCHESTER. Ind.. April 21. Rev. Na than L. Lord, aged eighty-two, and many years a pastor of the Presbyterian Church here, arid other uoints in northern Indiana. died at his homo In this city to-day. Other Indlnim Death. LEBANON, Ind., April 21. John Murphy, a ploiuer of Union township, was stricken suddenlv with paralysis and died in a short time. lie was about seventy years old. and had accumulated considerable property. A wife and three married daughters survive. RICHMOND. Ind.. April 21. A dispatch from Chicago announces the death of Chas. D. Ballard, formerly or this city. km gut hi:-i:lecti:d. No Content for Miner OtHeer, but Old Hoard Was Wiped Out. Srclal to the In.ilanapclls Journal. TERRE HAUTE. Ind., April 21. The state convention of the United Mine Work ers to-day elected the following officers: President, G. W. Knight, of Terre Haute; vice president, Dan Llewelyn,' of Linton; secretary-treasurer, J. H. Kennedy, of Terre Haute: executive committee. Mlk Mconey, of Washington; G. W". Lackey, of Dugger: James Harking, of l-.dwardsnort and J. C. Smith, of Linton. Smith is the only member of the old boaru re-elected. The officers were all re-eloeted. President Knight had no opposition. Two candidates who had been proposed by the local lodges withdrew In his favor. Several changes were made in tV constitution ana th" ques tion of appointing a Joint scale committee to mee with a committee from the Illinois organliaMon was left open until after the joint meeting with operators from southern Indiana to-morrow evening. National Vice President Kane addressed the convention at length. He said the min lng Industry is in a bad condition and at tributed the starving condition to the over supply of miners, there ining 25-J.ooo, or fully 100,000 more than are needed. HIGH SCHOOL OltATOUS. Mnnele Candidate for the IntereMtlnnr Content nt l'ortland. Special to tho Indianapolis Journal. MUNCIE. Ind. April 21. At the First Presbyterian Church last night members of the Muncle High School took part In the primary contest to represent the school at the first annual oratorical and declamatory eontest of eastern Indiana hlrh schools, at l'ortland. next week. In declamation the following took part: Ueni Harrt. Etta Warner. Zoe Zook. Marie C.irmichael. Helen llurd. Mae Davt. Flora Ticknor and It. G. Paulln. Miss Hurd winning lirst l i tre. Omar G. Weir. Elmer Houze and Walter J. Itz were the oratorical contest ants, and Mr. Lotz. who is a son of ex Judge O. J. Lotz. of the Appellate Court bench, won first honors. His subject was. "Our Future Tests in Education and tho Abolition of War." The piece recited by Miss Purd was -Our Debating Society." A special train will take several hundred rooters from the aiuncie scnoois to rori land to attend the contest. April 30. Candi dates from Portland. Bluftton. Decatur, Muncle- and Winchester will take part in the contest. . i. A. It. Eneiiupxient Programme. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. RICHMOND. Ind., April 21. The official programme for the state encampment of the G. A. R., Including also the state con ventions of the W. R. C. and Ladles of the G. A. R., was made public to-day. The date is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 11, 12 and 13. On the afternoon of the 11th the headquarters' train, en route from In dianapolis, will Ikj met at Cambridge City by a committee from this city, and at the depot they will be met by Sol .Meredith Post and escorted to headquarters at the Hotel W'estcott.- The chief event of the day will be a reception In the evening In the parlors of the hotel by the W. 11. C. and Ladies of the G. A. R. On Wednesday morning there will be business sessions and In the afternoon will come the grand pa rade. At night there will be three camp fires, presided over by the Hon. James T. Johnston, of Rockville; Judge D. W. Corn- stock, of this city, and the Hon. A. O. Marsh, of W inchester. Two of the speak ers will be Governor Mount and Gen. Lew Wallace. On Thursday there will be busi ness sessions, including the election of om- cers and the selection of the next place of meeting. Phi Knppa 11 Council. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind.. April 21 The biennial council of the Third district of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity Is in ses sion in this city. There was a reception this evening and a ride over the city was Indulged In this afternoon. The following delegates are here: J. El wood Myers, 1. Harold and B. Krnberger, of Springfield, o.; u. v. Buskirk. George C. Pitcher. W. S. Showers. Dalton Fletchall. Blanchard J louse, tz. li. Jdumford, C. E. lindicott, C. M. Lawrence, A. M. Miller and Hubert King, of Indiana University. Bloomington: W. H. Thompson. Do Pauw University; Greencastle: Barton McFadden. of Rock ville; Carl c. Wilson, of Indiana University; t. c. JiarKie, or Winchester, and Willis O. Augustus, or I'aris, in. Daring Robbery In Luportc County. Fpecld to the Indianapolis Journal. SOUTH BEND, Ina.. April 21. Four masked men went to the farmhouse of Au gust Anderson, In Laporte county, early this morning, and with a rope bound and gagged Anderson, his wlfa and their grown son. tearing the bed sheets into pieces to gag the wife. Then standing over the vic tims witn cocked revolvers and threats to burn the house and cremate them alive, the robbers forced a confession as to the hid ing place of money. The sum of $10 was secured, and the robbers then took horses from the barn, but were forced to abandon the animals owing to their balkiness. There is no clew, and it is believed the robbers crossed the line Into Michigan. Will Pay I n ion Wages. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. TERRE HAUTE, Ind., April 21. The vic tory of tho teamsters and shovelera em ployed by the W'arrcn-Scharf Company in paving Ohio street in their demand for an increase in pay from $2.50 to $J for teamsters and from $1.3." to $1.50 for shovelers has fixed those prices as the standard for the city during the season and the City Coun cil has gone on record to the effect that the union scale of prices is to be paid on the new big sewer, and that all contractors shall bid with that knowledge. The trades unions, (specially those In the building trades, aro organizing for the purpose of securing better wages than have been paid for several years. Mamie Luekon'n Romance. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. EVANSVILLE. Ind.. April 21. Miss Mamie Luckon, a handsome and popular young woman of this city, is the heroine In it very pretty romance just now. List Sun day she started for church, and from that time till to-day her distracted parents heard nothl.ig of her. A letter received to day by tho father from the young woman informed her family that she was on her way to North Dakota, where she is to mar ry a j-oung man whom she has correspond ed with for some time. The receipt of the letter has caused a sensation, among her relatives and friends. A Hoy Mauled by u Monkey. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MUNCIE, Ind.. April 21. Arthur Hump felt, aged twelve, had a furious fight with a monkey this afternoon, and might have been scarred for life had not attaches of the Slpe. Dolman & Blake dog and pony show come to the rescue. A large monkey at tached to a chain got outside the tent and a crowd of small boys made for him. The monk is quite savage and caught the Hump felt loy, biting him on one hand and In the face, and when Interference was made the lad's hair was being pulled out in great bunches. . Southern Indiana Convocation. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 21. The southern convocation of the Diocese of In diana of the Episcopal Church began a session here this morning. The question of dividing this diocese was discussed at length. It will take $20,000 to accomplish tho work. Rev. Earle, of New Harmony, delivered the morning sermon. The after noon was given up to reading and discus sion of reports and consideration of general business. An Indiana Victim. Special to the IndlanaioIis Journal. KOKOMO. Ind.. April 21. Benjamin Tate, who left here last July' and bought a big tract of land in Arkansas, near the Missis sippi levee, returned this week. He was one of the flood victims. All of his prop erty was swept away, including his colored help. Mr. Tate was on the roof of his sub merged houso when (he relief boat came to his rescue. His farm was on both sides of the levee. He will remain here. Boy Returns After Eighteen Years. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. KOKOMO. Ind.. April 21. Willie Hudson, tho boy who disappeared from here eighteen years ago and who was long ago given up for dead by tho distracted parents, re turned home yesterday. The lad. after hav ing been nearly all over the civilized world, decided to return home and surprise his relatives. He was himself surprised to learn that his father had died two years .1K0. Clew to n. Mysterlon Crlnie. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. GREENCASTLE, Ind., Anril 21. Coroner Klelnbub was called to a farm six miles west of the city to-day to examine a pile of burning clothes and human bones found In a hollow tree. The package had been carefully wedged into the trunk of the tree and fire applied. The nnd created excite ment and the coroner thinks he has a clew to a mysterious crime. Plate ;1unm Men Cut IS Per Cent. Sreclai to the Indianapolis Journal. KOKOMO. Ind.. April 21.-The Pittsburg Plate-glass Company reduced the wages of the employes of the Kokomo plant this week, the reduction averaging about 15 per cent, in the casting department. The U.N) men now pet $1.M, the 1..0 men being cut to $.io. The plant has eight hundred hands. Harry Hnlter Held for Murder. Sreclai to tb Indianapolis Journal. VINCENNES, Ind., April 21. Harry Hal tor was arrested last night and Is in jail. He shot and killed a young man named James Elders last January while carelessly shooting at a tin can with a flobert rifle. The grand jury Indicted him for murder. Halter Is sixteen years old. Illoomlngton'M New Mayor. Sreclil to the Indianapolis Journal. BLOOMINGTON. Ind.. April 21. Arthur M. Hadley has been elected mayor of Bloomington by the Council, after an ex citing contest of over one hundred ballots. He is a Republican, twenty-seven years old and a leading young lawyer. He came here from Mooresvllle. Price of Giant Not Boonted. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MUNCIE. Ind.. -April 21. At the regular meeting of the directors of the Western Window Glass Manufacturers Association last evening; it was expected that a new scale boosting the price of glass would be adopted, but nothing was done on this score. Another Cnmpalgn Murder Trial. Sreclai to the Indlanapolln Journal. COLUMBUS, Ind.. April 21. Dan Haw kins and J. B. Prultt are on trial at Nash ville for complicity In the murder of Aaron David, who was killed by Bob Hawkins, Dan's brother, last October, the day of the closing . Democratic rally. The evidence thus far discloses that Bob and Dan Haw kins and ITuItt went Into Pittman's saloon, where David was titting. and that Bob Hawkins threw a brick at him. fracturing his skull. David died a week later and Hawkins escaped. Dan Hawkins and Pruitr were then arrested as accessories. IN LEAGUE. WITH A CROOK. Turnkey Implicated hy the Tetl m ony of a Notorious Burglar. TOLEDO, O., April 21. Harry Davis, alias Frank Crawford, the notorious crook and alleged murderer of Policeman Baker at North Baltimore, O., who escaped from Jail hero several months ago and was rr cap tured at Denver, testified to-day in the ac tion against Turnkey Newbury, who is charged with aiding the escape. Davis sworo that the saws used were furnished by Turnkey Mutchler and p. revolver by Turnkey Newbury. The latter also procured whisky for Davis and the latter drugged it with morphine given him by Mutchler. This concoction was drunk by Newbury the night Davis made his escape. Davis also testified that he had talked to lndh the turnkeys regarding the cracking of the Lu cas county treasurer's safe and had almost Inrfected plans whereby he would be taken to the office to do the Job. A CUBANTRfllT0R Znrrnga Surrenders to Spaniards nnd nellttles the Insurgent Cause. HAVANA. April 21. The well-known in surgent leader Julian Zarraga, who sur rendered, with five of his followers, to the Spanish authorities In Pinar del Rio on April 16, has made a request to be sent to Spain. He has admitted to General In clan that he has personally dynamited trains in the province of Pinar del Rio and says he surrendered because he con siders the insurgent cause to be lost. Zar raga added that tho Independence of Cuba would mean chios and final catastrophe for the island undr complete negro domina tion. Zarraga Is an annexationist. He claims that the Insurgents In Pinar del Rio have been dispersed, every leader acting on his own account and nil wishing to com mand. Zarraga's frank admissions and statements have won considerable sym pathy for him among the Spaniards. Seven hundred bales of tobacco were shipped to-day on American account. Shipments of Tobacco. WASHINGTON. April 21. United States Consul General Leo lias advised the State Department from Havana that the Spanish authorities there have released one con signment cf Cuban tobacco for shipment to a New York firm. This tobacco has been held In Havana since May last, when Cap tain General Weyler, by a decree, forbade tho further exportation of tobacco from the Island. The American Importers have made many strong protests to the State Depart ment against the workings of the decree, which. It was commonly understood, had a double purpose first to Insure employment to the cigar makers of Cuba, who otherwise would be tempted to join the Insurrection, nnd, second, to destroy the occupation of tho Cuban cigar makers In Key West and New Ycrk. and thus stop their contributions to the Insurrectionary war fund. The State Department has taken up the cause of the Importers, but was obliged to confine their demands to an allowance of the shipment of tobacco actually lought or contracted for by Americans before the decree went into effect. The tobacco released now is fome that was actually paid ror lefore the decree. As to that only contracted for, it appears to be doubtful whether it can be released through the efforts of the State Department, 'lhe Spanish contention is that they have a 'full right to stop all exports, leaving to the aggrieved importer in the United States only a claim, against the persons in (?uba who have broken their contract, which claims may be prosecuted In the Spanish courts. The position of our government is that under tho treaty of 1713 our merchants have the right, unrestrained by war, to bring away their effects, holding that In this view tobacco may be regarded as effects, Letter from nn American. BOSTON, Mass., April 21. William Law, formerly of Worcester, . Mass., but now with the Cuban Insurgent army, has writ ten a letter to a friend In Worcester, in which, under date of Juiaro, Puerto Prin cipe, April 3, he says: "I am in the heart of the fighting. The Cubans have the best of It all through, but, of course, suffer great hardships. The entire east end of the Island Is absolutely controlled by them, and most of the prov inces of Santa Ciara and Pinar del Rio; beside Havana Itself Is uncertain and may fall any day. A few days ago 1 saw a battle between 800 Cubans and two forts defended by l.Ooo Spanish troops. It took the Cubans less than thirty minutes to take them and capture all the arms and cannon. "Of course war is terrible. I see brought In men. women and children w ho have been murdered by Spanish soldiers, whose fiend ish deeds are too awful to describe. I saw last week the bodies of three tteautlful little Cuban girls, aged eight, six and four years, respectively; of their mother, a woman about thirty, and of two old women, pos sibly sixty years of age, all In one heap, with their throats cut. Their war seems to be on women and children. When they meet a body of Cuban troops they scarcely wait to fight, but throw down their arms and run." . TWO LIVES LOST BY FIRE. John MeCleash Ilurned "While Trying to Save John Coyne. CHICAGO, April 21. Two lives were lost and three dwellings partially destroye-d by fire which broke out early this morning In a building at No. 422ti Ashland avenue. The ilames spread so rapidly that many of the occupants were forced to Jump from tho windows, while others were taken down on ladders. Tho dead are John McCloash and John Coyne. Tho bodies of both were but slightly bumfd. Coyne, who was but thirteen years old, was found tightly clasped In the arms of MeCleash. who had evidently perished In an effort to save tho life of the boy. The origin of tho lire is unknown. Loss, about $3.0u0. Other Fire. BAY ST. LOUIS. Miss.. April 21. Fire hero this morning destroyed, tweive build ings in the business part of tho town, in- eluding the postottice'. Loss estimated at $J5,oeo, with but llttlo insurance. TULLAHOMA. Tenn.. April 22,-Firc broke out last night nnd destroyed several blocks of buildings. The loss will be about $00,000. The business portion of the town Is badly wrecked. NORWOOD. Ont.. April 21. This place was nearly destroyed oy fire yesterday morning. Iss, $100,000; insurance. $W.00u. to Movements of Steamers. NEW YORK, April 21. Arrived; Obdam, from Rotterdam: Westernland, from Ant werp; Karamalna and Fulda. from Genoa. Sailed: Kensington, for Antwerp: New York, for Southampton; Teutonic, for Liv erpool. LIVERPOOL, April 21. Sailed: Majestic, for New York; Wraesland. for Philadelphia. F.OULONGE. April 21. Arrived: Amster dam, from New York, for Rotterdam. PLYMOUTH, April 21. Arrived: Havel, from New York, for Bremen. SOUTHAMPTON. April 21. Arrived: St. Paul, from New York. QUKENSTOWN. April 21. Sailed: Ser vla. for New York. PHILADELPHIA. April 21. Sailed: In diana, for Liverpool. BREMEN. April 21. Arrived: Dalatla, from New York. GLASGOW. April 21. Arrived: Furnessia. from New Yorli. ANTWERP, April 20. Sailed: Illinois, for pnuaueipnia, o) International Che Mutch. WACniVCTOV Ar.t-n fl. t'nrrMiwn(l ence Is still In progress between Repre sentative Pearson and Hon. Henneker Hea- ton, M. 1'., on the details or me interna tional chess match between the American i'AniTi.i 5rrt tho nritlsh P.irltiimpnt. Tti games will not K'gin for two weeks or more, nowever. ir. l'earson n;us recti vea the following list of the probable players and assistants for Parliament: Players: Strauss. Hon. Homro Plunkett. John Par- nell. Atherly Jones. F. W. Wilson or Charles Snow; assistants, Lord Folkestone and Sir Herbert Maxwell, Althusxn and Mo Kenna. J. Hennlker Heaton and lxrd Bal- carres. t?eton Jvarr ana iiru artworin. W"V 11 i . uromiey uavenjort and uaiuiac. Meeting of Life t'ntlerwrl tern. CINCINNATI. O.. April 21.-The execu tive committee of the National Association of Life Underwriters met here to-day. with eiijuiiiiii iiuuuiM in lilt' iiia-ji, ium I.. Christy, of Cleveland, as secretary. Tl business in hand is making arrangements for the annual meeting of th association to t held In Milwaukee In August. Re ports were received from the chairmen of the various standing committees. In the afternoon the visitors were shown about the suburbs, nnd at night were given a banauct by the local underwriters. GEN. RICHARD W.J0HNS0N TIIK OLD KENTUCKY FIGHTER DIES SUDDENLY IN ST. PAIL. Leaving: the Army. He Ilnn for Gov ernor of Minnesota nntl llrenmc MPap" TIioniHM Biographer. ST. PAUL, April 21. Brig. Gen. Richard W. Johnson. United States army, retired, a gallant division commander during tho war of the rebellion, died at his home In this city to-night suddenly, cf pneumonia, after an illness of only a few days. It had beer. thought that he was recovering, when there was a sudden relapse and death came. General Johnson, since his defeat for Gov ernor, in 1SS1. iad devoted much of his time to literary work. He leaves a young wife and infant child, besides two grown sons. General Johnson came from a famous old Kentucky family near Smithland, Living ston county, and was a brother of the Con federate surgeon, John Milton Johnson, whose name was known throughout Ken tucky and tho South before and after the war. General Johnson was born Feb. 7, $27, and graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1S3, being assigned to the Sixth Infantry, and later to the First. In March, lsil, he was transferred to the cavalry, and the next year served against he Indians on the Texan frontier as cap tain. Ho became lieutenant colonel of the Third Kentucky Cavalry In August, 18C1. and In October was made brigadier general of volunteers and assigned, to General ue.iis urmy. ie was in the movement to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.. and also served n AiaDaroa, iennessee and Kentucky. He vas at the sietre of t'nrinth Mnv !: nd routed tho Confederate force in s ,..ont- In JuI n commanded a division of the Army of the Ohio in the Tennessee campaign. He was taken prisoner at Gallatin, Tex., Aug. 21, by greatly superior force under .Morgan, and jinei his exenange in December wa placed in command of the Twelfth nivlxlnn of tho Army of the Cumberland. He was at Stone .iiiyer, tnicKamauga and Missionary Ridge and in the Atlanta campaign, being en gaged in all the battles in the line of march from Nashville to New Hope Church near Atlanta, where ho was severely wounded luy, istf. He was brevetted brigadier gen eral for gallant and meritorious service in March, ly5, and also major general for his serivecs In the field during tho war. He remained on the staff of General George H. Thomas as provost marshal and Judge ad vocate of the military division of the Ten nessee, serving till 1MW, when he was mus tered out of volunteer service. He was retired from the rank of brigadier general In October, iv7, Incoming military profes sor In the University of Missouri the next year. The following year of 1SGD-70 he held a similar position in the Uyjversity of Min nesota. He entered politics in Min nesota and was the Democratic nominee for eiovernor in 1SS1. He also devoted much time to literary pursuits and is the author of "The Life of General George H. Thom as, published In lxi. and another book en titled "A Soldier's Reminiscences." Volney E. Smith. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April Sl.-Hon. Volney E. Smith, ex-lieutenant governor, and at one time the most prominent figure in Arkansas politics, died tu-day at the in sane asylum, where he had been confined several months. Mr. Smith became Insane on the money qip stion during the late presidential campaign and since his confine ment became very violent. Ho died of ex haustion. Mr. Smith served as consul to St. Thomas in the Grant administration. 11 r. Emily L. Gregory. NEW YORK. April 21. Prof. Dr. Emily L. Gregory, head of the department of botany at Barnard College, died to-day of pneumonia. Dr. Gregory was a graduato of Cornell, received the degree of doctor of philosophy from the Unherslty of Zurich, and it was said of her by a famous tlerman naturalist that "there was nt bet ter botanist In America. She was the author of several text-books on botany. Other Deaths. KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 21.-Dewitt C. Taylor, first lieutenant of Veteran Company a, tnira itegiment. said to lie the oldest National Guardsman in America, is dead here, aged eighty-two years. He had an enviable record as a scout under eieneral Hancock. He was born near Bath, Me., and belonged to the Second Michigan Volun teer Infantry. NEW YORK. April 21. Richard Kellv. president of the Fifth National Bank of this city, died to-day. aged seventy years. GREAT BATTLE. (Conelnded from First Page.) to Milouna. It is estimated that the Greek forces now In the Thessallan plain In front of Edhem Pasha and between this point and Larissa number at least 60,000, but the Greek prisoners say that their reserves are exhausted. A military telegraphic line has been ex tended to Milouna, but as yet there is no postal service. From the heights can be seen huge clouds of dust in the distance, which indicate that large bodies of Greek Infantry are en route from Larissa to de fend the heights not yet captured at Tyr navo. But they will probably be too late. The coolness and courafte of the Turks in attack aro beyond prlse. A GREAT CRIME COMMITTED. InrlKues of Certain INtwers De nounced by the King of Greece. PARIS. April 21. The correspondent of La Journal at Athe-ns had an interview with King George of Greece at tho palace yesterday. His Majesty Is quoted as say ing that ho believed to the last moment that peace would be maintained, and did his utmost to bring about a pacific solu tion of the matter in dispute. The King denied that Greece commenced hostilities against Turkey, and argued that Turkey was not comptlled to go to war because of the incursion of a few insurgents whom noljody could have restrained. Continuing. King George said: "The truth is. we were attacked because Turkey was ordered to attack us. There never would have been war but for certain intrigues which will appear later. All the powers are more or less against us. If they wanted war, they have got it. Such is the result of the Eu ropean concert. Europe must understand that after forcing us to war there can be no question of limiting it. Our Meet is des tined to take an Important part, as will soon le learned. Greece understands that she must either be victorious or dl.-'appear. Tho war may be prolonged and bloody, but it is now too late to stop. A great crime has been committed against right and hu manity in the Cretan question, and the chastisement has now commenced." Situation In Crete. LONDON, April 21. A dispatch to the Times from Canea says that the Italian consul is visiting the camp of Colonel Vas sos with a view of Inducing the Italian vol unteers' to return home. He has had a long Interview with Colonel Vassos. who said he could not control the Insurgmts and feared they were preparing to take some action calculated to lead to serious complication. The Italian consul gathered the Impression that an attack was meditated on the posi tions occupied by the International troops. Colonel Vassos declares that he would not hesitate to attack Canea if ordered to do so by the Greek government. P.ut he added that In such event he would give due notice to the admirals of the international fleets. The I'onrm Mnr lte-litilIIl- Pence. VIENNA, April 21. Much attention has been attracted to an article in the semi ofiicial Fremdenblatt on the Turko-Greclan situation. After asserting that while Greece desired war at any price it was Impossible to stop her. the article continues: "Never theless If either Greece or Turkey. In the event of detent. Invokes European Interven tion, the powers will not refuse to endeav or to re-establish peace." Gnrlhuldi'n Son Sail for Greece. ROME. April 21. Rlccotti Garibaldi, son of the famous General Garibaldi, accom panied by a elaribaldlan veteran, ejlonel Gattarno, has sailed for Greece, where he will take part In thwar against the Turks. Several steamers at various places along tho Italian coasts are emlarklng men who have volunteered their services to Greece for the war. Four of n Revolution at Athrnn. LONDON. April 21. The Rome corre- spondent of the l'all Mall Gazette tele- THE WM. H. BLOCK CO. 7 and 9 E. WASHIMGTON STREET. SENSATIONAL BASEMENT SALE TO-DAY Our Buyer Provided Too Largely. Special attention given to mail order. Purchar amountiufc to t3.:X) or over delivered free within 10 miles f lndiannpohi'. Cor furnish these coexis were in larre ilemancL Owing same trade here it simply elid not come. floll.nrs tied ir i5i Tti-rrlirndis tliat is not ning from the East, not knowing the exact demand for High-grade House- in2S in Indianapolis, he overbought in some lines knowing in rew oric day we propose to slash the prices regardless of cost or value and close out the line in one dav's selling. READ FOR EXAMINE ("OUR LOSS YOUR GAIN"): EREXCII BACCARAT GLASS, you know it; no better made. We have it in beautiful patterns and designs, in etched and engraved. WINE DECANTERS, that cost us 1.90 each and we sold for $2.2o, to-elav 8Sc WINE POTTLES, that cost us l.lH) each, and we sold for w ill go to-day for 98c EINGER BOWLS, that cost us .. a dozen and we mid for ..1S dozen, will go to-day for $1.48 TEAPOTS, made bv the celebrated makers. Manning & Bowman, known all over this country for their high grade TEAPOTS and COFEEE TOTS, made of granite ironware, porcelain lined, nickel and silver-plated trimmed, rest on cop-per-coverejl asbestos cushion, which avoids cracking of the enamel, proof against scorching the tea leaves; cost us $2 each, and we sold theni for 2.00 each: will po to-lav for. each CAKE KNIVES The only one that will cut angel food nicely; they cost us2.1) dozen; we sold them for 'ioc each; to-tlay for, each. 5c WALL COFFEE MILL Black enameled, gut striped they are well made, and thev cost us $D.o0 dozen; we sell them for 1 each; will go TO-DAY for, each.. TELEPHONE COFFEE MILLS Large, hardwood, plain, nickel-plated front, will grind one pound of coffee in one minute; they cost us fl.02, we scld them for 52 each; TO-DAY they go for, each TEAKETTLES, made by S. STERN AN & CO., solid copper, heavy nickel- plated kettles, cost us' $2.50 each, and we sold them for each; YOU CAN BUY THEM TO-DAY for BREAD KNIVES The Christie, everybody knows them large, solid steel blade, rosew ood handles: cost us to buy 48c, we sold them forOc; to-day, each SPONGES Remember our large purchase from the Delayannie Sponge Company, the largest importers of GRECIAN SPONGES in this country. FINE SPONGES at less than 40c on the dollar. rc Sponges for.. 10c Sponges for lc 4c 7c 20c Sponges graphs to his paper this afternoon saying a dipatch had been received there from Athens expressing fear that should the t reeks suffer further reverses and the Turks occupy Larissa a revolution will break out at Athens. " Sitl onion, liny I'roteeted. LONDON, April 21.-A .special dispatch from ralonica announces that the port of ficials there are vigilantly looking out for the Greek fleet, having been Informed that the war vessels of Greece have been ordered to make an attempt to sleze that city, which is the base of Turkish supplies for the armies operating against the Greeks. The military authorities of Salonica have laid 1.7) torpedo mines in the bay and fur ther steps have been taken to protect the narrow entrance of the harbor between Cape Kara and the nut inland of Macedonia. Lookouts have been stationed on all the prominent headlands and points of van tage overlooking the hay with instructions to immediately report tho appearance of tho Greek lleet, which Is expected to make a demonstration against this place very shortly. The harbor has been thoroughly mined, a number of torpedo boats have been stationed In well selected places. The entrance of the harbor, from Cape Kara to the maii-land of Macedonia, is strung with torpedoes and large quantities of ammuni tion have been sent to .all the batteries. AVIiat Doe IttiKnln. .Vlennf BEUIdN, April 21. It is reported here to night in well-informed circles that the Rus sian government has asked the irmisslon of the Sultan for the Russian Black sea lleet to pass through the Dardanelles. The Baltic lleet is also ready to start under sealed orders. A I 113 A I FItO.M GIIEI.CR. Christian Women I rjged tn Aid Thoc AY ho Are Fighting: for the Tm. NEW YORK, April 21. The following ap peal has been Issued by the Union of Greek Women under the presidency of her Majes ty. Queen Olga, and Crown Princess So phia: "To the women of the old and new world. Christian .mothers, sisters and wives, work ers for civilization and progress, guardians of love and justice, greeting: "Christian mothers, sisters and wives, civilized like you. earnestly appeal for your help. Our sons, our brothers and husbands lighting for the cross are being killed and wounded In a sacred cause. Their blood stains the last rage of th? history of the nineteenth century, the history of civiliza tion and progress of which you are the pro moters. ".'Christian women, do not share the re sponsibility of your diplomats. Arouse in the heart3 of your husbands and sons more Christian and more equitable sentiments. Unite and your just protest will re-echo In the hearts of the nations and the people. Prove by vour energy and Christian work that the women, the true missionaries of right, with the gospel of love nnd Justice In their hearts, range themselves on the tide of tho wronged. "HELEN GRIVA. "President of the Union." The appeal was promulgated Immediately on its arrival here from Athens. Donations for the fund of the Union of Greek Women, who have in charge the Greek rod cross. c;in be forwarded direct to her Majesty. Queen Olga of ireece, at Athens, or to the president of the union, Madame Helen C.rlva. Athens, or to Solon J. Vlasto. editor of Atlantis. No. 2 Stone street. New York, who has been authorized to collect funds and organize eommlttees throughout the United States. Exntlnx of Greek. NEW YORK. April 21. It is likely that within a week 1,0.10 Greeks will sail from New York on chartered steamships to Join the forces that are lighting the Turks. Ne gotiations for a suitable vessel are in progress and It Is thought will be concluded before Saturday. The steamer will sail un der the American flag direct to Athens. The cost of the expedition will be borne by the National League of Greece, which has members in nearly e very part of the world. Solon J. Vlastls. editor of the Jreek news paper Atlantis, said to-day that the At lantis fund had now $.V.OO sent in by ereeks to sdd in sending olunteers to Greece. "Money is still pouring In." he continued. "We will decide to-day or to morrow whether to charter a steamship or use the monev in aiding tJreeks who want to go back si rid battle for their country in securing passage by various lines. Twenty two salbd yesterday on the White Star steamer Cevic. and a large number will go by the Trench line on Saturday." (ircekn Amwnnltert ity Ureek, NEW YORK. April 21. Among the ar rivals to-day on the steamship Obdam were three Greeks, Ellas Patrcs and Antonio Nlco Simoulls. from Tripoli, and John riories. from Sparta, all young men. They were admitted after passing through the registry svstem. They were all farmers. Flories had been Iv this country before and started for Chicago. The others were driven to a Greek boarding house, where they were bruised and hooted by the other boarders, who threw fruit and veget?.b!s at them and made things so lively for the new arrivals, who were told that they were a disgrace to their country for leaving it In time of trouble and when every man was needed, that they were compelled to take refuge ut Ellis island. Twenty-Five Patriotic Greek. PHILADELPHIA. April 21. A party of twenty-five Greeks, under command of Lieut. Epamlnondas NachopooMs, will sail from this port next Tuesday to fight for their country. Lieutenant Nachopoohs and Sergeant Peter Stravo.Kolos. who Is also going with the party, were both ofllcers in the Fifth regiment of the Greek infantry. Crerge Casparelll. another of the returning Greeks, was In the same regiment. The lieutenant was honorably discharged from tho army about seven months ago and came to this country to seek his fortune. A smaller party left for Greece a few days ago. TVo Cipher Mc!i-Re t o ;rcece. NEW YORK. April 21. The Commercial Cable Company issued the following notice to-day: "We are advised that the Greek administration prohibits code language in private messages to tJreece." O t'nrrle Snnkey'n Suit. SAN FRANCISCO. April 21. Miss Carrie Sankey has tiled a suit charging that she has been defrauded of a valuable inher itance bv her guardian. Charles S. Cotrglns. and his" wife. Marie Coggins. The frauds complained of extend over a period of years and form the s-quel to litigation which was once the talk of three States. Carrie Sankey fell heir to considerable for tune through the death of Samuel Sankey. In ISso. She was an adopted daughter of the deceased and at the time of his death was about fourteen years of age. Sankey died In Pennsylvania and left property in that State. Illinois and California. to their supc 4tTHK RESULT," we have hundreds of moving. We have liccome ininaticiit. To 99c 25c 98c 98c 29c 3rtc Sponges for. each T."c Sponges for, each. $1 Sponges for, each .13o .?fo 3mJ GEN. CARNAHAN RE-ELECTED. Supreme Aum-mlily I . It. K. of I. Agntu lIonorN nn Indiana KnlKhf. The Supreme Assmebly of the Uniformed. Rank, Knights of Pythias, adjourned yes terday after re-electing J. R. Carnahan major general of the organization. The re ports of the committees were !uard yester day morning. In the last year three bri gade commanders have died and part of tha day yesterday was devoted to memorial ex ercises. Twenty-one States were represented In the t-ssembly nr.d each rcprc.u-ntatlve as sured General Carnahan of a good attend ance during the encampment to be held here next year. General Jhurklcy has prom ised that Illinois will send thre thousand men. Ohio expects to be represented by :.,500 Knights, in Indiana there are four thousand uniform d Knights. 9 I'elty Thief Arreted. Will Moxle colored, was arrested last night on a charge of petit l.trceny. Monday afternoon Patrolman Carter found ?2 In money, a knife and some jewelry under tho YVabaFh-street bridge over the canal, borne one told him that Moxic had just come out from uiu.er the bridge, loiter Mrs. Wain lield. of 1: Osage street, told i.'arter that she had been robbed nnd Identified the arti cles as hers. Sh said Moxie had boon at her house Sunday and hIv had missed tho things shortly after he left, llcnco his ar rest. Chnpuian Preparing: to Go to .Inll. NEW YORK. April 21.-.tock P.roker EI verton It. Chapman. ef the lirm of Moored Sch icy. of this city, who will have to undergo imprbonnunt lor thirty days at Washington tor refusing to testify before the United Siates Senate Sugar Trust in vestigation committee, will probably begin his term in a few days. He is arranging his private affairs in this city to that end. The Telegram says: "Chapman hopes to keep out of jail by means of a presidential pardon. The Supreme Court having denied th" writ of certiorari at the same tme that It refuse-el the habeas corpus, Mr. Chapman has no recourse left except to go to jail, un less pardon Is Interposal. I am informed he will not deliver himself up Immediately, as there Is no clanger of his lond being le clared forfeited. His friends want time to move in his behalf." Will Strike May 1. CHICAGO. April 21. The P.rldge and Structural lren Workem Union hasd.eidd to strike lor an increase In wages em May 1. The men demand 45 cents nn hour Instead ef the old scale tf 41U cents. About tweli o hundred men will oe involved. Amrng tne other unions which are expected to striko on May 1 are the bod carrier nnd building laborers, the Plumbers' Union and tho Junior Steamfitters. All have the support of the Ruildli.g Trades Couneil. 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