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Jinfe Wlklig 3S&iixtt&t utUitK:X! VOL. XXV. WA.SHINOTOINl,SUNDA.Y, APRIL 6,1890.-16 PAGES. NO.3 AROHEU'S "CALL LOANS." MARYLAND'S TKEASUBEK'S BTVI.E OF rETXY DEALINGS. Showing Up tho Reckless Hublts of This "Napoleon of FInnnco" now Ho Hood wlnltod Bankers nnd Rrolcors Tho " liiiRt Straw " Susplolon Discovery Disgrace. Baltimohs, April 5. Tho legislative com mittee appointed to inquire into the cfolce tion of State Treasurer Arcber, resumed work to-day. Bank ofllccrs and brokers who have business transactions with Mr. Archer, testi fied to the making loans, the collateral being securities which proved to belong to tho State, but no one at the time thought tho State hold such securities. The committee has found this much about the missing $127,000, that since 1887 Mr. Archer has bceu in the habit of borrowing, either on his notes or at a "call loan," from $1,000 to $4, 500 at -various periods, and depositing as col lateral bonds of the treasury relief loan, Fred erick City 4 per cents., or bonds of tho Baltimore and Ohio car trust. Ho has renewed his notes frequently; has paid little or no attention to them whon ma tured, and has oven told tho officers of banks, when they a6ked that his accounts bo properly settled, that they had, in tho State securities held by them, their own protection. For three years Mr. Archer followed this style of petty dealing with city banks. It was only "when he essayed to borrow money in the Merchants' National Bank and had carried on tho note-receiving business be yond the patience of the officers of tho bank, that he met a questlonlns spirit. President Douglass II. Thomas had loaned money to Mr. Archer on two Frederick City 4 per cents, and the State treasurer kept letting the note run until, in the language of President Thomas, "The bank requested him to pay it." At lust President Thomas, upon investiga tion, found that two of the securities held by tho bank bore tho same number as two in the State's keep ing. Suspicion became a certainty. lie communicated with Comptroller Baughman, the latter talked with tho Governor, and tho Executive message of March 20 astonished the State. SITTING BUl7iyS HATRED Again Manifested Toward tho Gororn meiit and "White Men. St. Paul, Minx., April 5. A special to the Pioneer Press from Pierre, S. D., says; A great and tinal Indian pow-wow and dance is being held to-night flvo miles from here ' over on the reservation. The -Sioux have been. ..gathering, JtfttUatpolnt two or three days, and to-day they have been bavins a big meeting, which to-night was changed to a great dance. These dances have in the pa6t been held at regular intervals, but this is to be the last one held on tho reserva tion befoic the tribes leave for their new head quarters. For that reason the dance is a monster ouc, the largest gathering of the Sioux held for years, and the zest with which tho braves enter into their wild and weird danco to-night Is uu equaled bince the time of the Sioux War. All the noted chiefs are there. Sitting Bull and the rest of tho chiefs, took the opposite side of the question. Bull ex pressed his hatred of tho Government and of whites, and said that only squaws' should work, and that ho and his small band would still take their provisions from the Government, A big discussiou was held whether the Indi ans had best take up lands In severalty, or all go back to the lands which are left them. John G. Ross, the noted Sioux orator, made an earnest and touching speech, in which he urged the Sioux to be men, and not squaws, and earn their living, and not get their life and being from tho Government. The result of the meeting was a decision not to take up lands, but to go back upon tho now reservation and let the Government contiuue issuing rations. Only a few squaw men and half breeds will now go to farming or take up their lands, as allowed in the Sioux bill. Little Uhody's Political Troubles. Newi-out, R. I., April fi. -Tho supplementary election to-day for first and fourth representa tives resulted in the election of two Democrats, "William P. Clarke by 7!i majority and Andrew K. Qulnn by 83 majorlt) . It is possible that tho election is not legal, as it was held "under tho old votine system Instead of under the provisions of the new ballot law. If the IIouso of Representatives is Democratic, as it probably is, tho Democrats will not likely raise tho issue, but tho Republi cans may appeal to tho Supreme Coiut to de cide as to their legality. Puovjuence, R. I., April r, Supplementary elections to-day biing tlio Legislature to stand at forty-seven Republicans and forty-four Dem ocrats.' There aro seventeen members yet to bo elected, and by these tho Republicans need seven to carry tho grand committee .- FSillinrds Slosson Bouts Cutton. Chicago, April 5. Tho billiard tournament at Central Mitchell, in which Schaefor, Maurice Daly, nnd other celebrities aro to participate, opened to-night beforo an audience of ,000 people Tho evening was devoted to a game between Slosson ami Catton, tho former play ing 500 points to Catton's 250. Slosson played admirably and won with ease. Tho score: Slosson's average, 25; Catton's average, 0 8-5. A. A. v'.TugWav. -New Yohk, April 5. Tho second tourua--ment fo: tho Amateur Athletics' Union light weight tug-of-war-championshlp of the United States )csulted to-night in a victory for tho Acorn Athletic Club. Tho Yalo team was obliged to withdraw, an objection to it as pro fessional was made. Tho competlnir teams were Princeton, which was second; tho Berkely, Star, and English-America. Family Poisoned by a Servant Girl. Cihcauo, April 5. Georgo E. Nowlaud, acitl zen of Englewood, died suddenly this morning. His wife has slueo died and their daughter is now seriously ill at tho samo place from tho effects of poison that It is thought was admin istered to them last ovoulug. A sorvaut girl, Emma Stark, who has since disappeared, la 6Us .pected of tho crlrao. Extju matinGo at Keruau's Monday. DALiZELIj against quay. Tho lMttsburg Congressman Throws Down tho Glove l'uhllcly. Congressman DaUoll has at last declared war against Senator Quay, and yesterday the Pitts burg Representative came out flatfooted In an Interview and announced that ho was for any man for Governor who was anti-Quay. Tula declaration is not a surprise to tho Pennsylvania Republicans, for it has been anticipated for some time. Tho wonder has been that Dalzell did not throw down tho gauntlet ere this, but now that ho has expressed himself the country may preparo for somo lively Keystono-Stato politics. Mr. Dalzell Is an ardent Republican and not given to kicking over tho party traces, but in this instance it will bo found that he is with the best oloraont of the Pennsylvania Republicans who aro bent on strangling the "machine" of which Senator Quay is tho ac knowledged boss. Mr. Dalzell said to a Sundat Hbiiald re porter yesterday afternoon that ho did not care to say more at tho time than what ho had givon out, t. c, that ho-favored tho nomination of Montroth for Governor and next to Montroth any man who represents antl-Quayi9m. "A Quay candidate cannot," said he, "In my hum bio opinlou, bo elected Governor." A friend of Mr. Dalzell said to the reporter that when tho proper time arrived tho Pittsburg Congressman would bo heard frona In no mls takable volco and that Senator Quay will llvo to regret tho day ho plucked the prlzo fruit from Dalzell's patronage tree. The Moser AVater Color Exhibition. An Important and interesting exhibition of water color paintings, tho work of Mr. James Henry Moser, Is now on view at Fischer's art store on Fifteenth street. The collection com prises twenty-five pictures, and no ono who Is an amateur In this branch of art should neglect to see them. Among them are some of the best things Mr. Moser has ever done. "The "White House Conservatory," "Peach Blossom Time on tho Flats," "Church of tho Covenant." "The Monument," "Momosl Seashore," "Mt. Ver non," "A Block Sunbeam," "Rock Creek," "Playing Sunday School," "Corn Field By Moonlight," and "Spriwi Morning Van Ness Mansion," give an idea of the range of subjects Utiles of the Homing Pigeon Race. At a meeting of tho Federation of Homing Pigeon Fanciers on Friday night rules were adopted to govern the contest of homing pigeons for tho scarf-pin donated by Voigt k Haas on May 4, 1890, or tho first clear day thereafter. The course will be from Orange, Va., to "Washington. Air-Hue distance, seventy five miles. Birds competing must belong to a member of tho federation. Entries must be made on or before April 11. The bird making tho best averago.speed per minute wins the-pin. All birds competing must be delivered to the counter-markciuandiTaco.6ecretary atjjthe head quarters of the federation Saturday morning, May 3, 1890, not later than 8 o'clock. Fall River Steamer in Collision.; Puovidenci:, R. I., April 5. The steamer Providence of the Fall River line was struck by an unknown schooner at 0:30 last night when off Stratford on her way to Fall River. The schooner's jlbboom plunged into her side just forward of the starboard paddlewheel. Re bounding, sho struck again, carrying away pa) t of tho wheel-house. The jlbboom tore into a state-room occupied by two Boston men, who however, were not injured. Capt. Davis put back and offered assistauco, but tho schooner procce'ded, having suffered only the loss of her jlbboom. Minister Arrested Tor Bigamy. Olkan, N. Y., Aprils. Rev. John Dougherty Wood, who has for some time acted as Metho dist minister at Port Allegany, Pa., was ar rcetedhere last night, as ho was passing through the city, on a charge of bigamy, preferred by Mrs. Alice Wood, of PhllHpsburg, N. J., wife No. 1, who claims that Wood married Ida Bell Mann at Buffalo last December, aud has been living with her since. Alice was married to ."Wood on December 25, 183S. "Wood is in custody awaiting bail. Defaulting Cashier Decamped. Kansas Citt, April 5. John B. Price, form erly head book-keeper of Hall it Willis, whole sale hardware, has left for parts unknown. An examination of his accounts shows him to bo a defaulter. Tho defalcation extends over a pe riod of several years. A member of tho firm says ho does not think it will exceed .$4, 000, but it is stated on different authority that the amouut Is 11,000. Cerncau Scottish Rito Victory. Ckdaii Rapid, April 5. In the famous Cer neau Scottish Rito case against tho Grand Lodge of Iowa, .Judge Preston yesterday over ruled a motion of tho defense to throw tho suit out of court on tho alleged ground that tho court has no jurisdiction in tho matter, the Corneal) Scottish Rito not being an Incor porated body. The Cerneaus consider this a deolsivo victory. Boulangcr "Will Return to France. London, April 5. Gen. Boulanger has de cided to return to Franco immediately from tho Island of Jersey, where he has remained since his departure some time ago from London. Ho wil arrive at Granville, a seaport in tho De partment of Marichi, aud tbeueo go to Paris. Hotel Burned Narrow Escapes. lUxuoit, Mi:., April 5. Tho Hotel West at Greenvillo Junction was burned early this morning. Tho house was full of people and there werq many narrow escapes. A number of woodsmen, who were stopping thero for tho night, lost their whole winter's earnings. Immigrants to Liaml at Barge Office, Nnw YoitK. April'5. Federal Superinteudeut of Immigration Weber aud his asslstaut, Gen. O'Bierne, to-day notified tho Transatlantic Steamship Company that after April 18 immi grants will ho landed at tho barge ofilco. Powder Works Blown to Atoms. Bautow, N. Y., April 5, Tho powder works at Bay Chester blew up at 3 P. M. to-day. Two men were killed. Great daiuago douo to tho houses In tho vicinity' and tho Bay Chester railroad station. ----.-- Emu raatlnfio'at Keruari'iMonday. THEY PLAY GOOD BALL. THE WASHINGTONS DEFEAT THE HAMII.TOXS IN A GOOD GAME. Tho Scoro Was Itnthor Extensive. But tho Hoys Showed Thotr Mottle to tho Satis faction of n Good-Sized and Enthu siastic Audlonco. Thero were about SCO people at Atlantic Park yesterday afternoon to witness tho game be tween the Washlngtons and the namlltons, of Canada. If tho game had been properly adver tised thero would have been many more in attendance. Tho homo management will have to bear this in mind If thoy desire to draw large crowds at the new park. Tho grounds were not in condition' for nood playing, being rough and uneven, while in tho extreme right field thero was a pool of water that made it disagreeable for tho boys. Then, too, the grand stand was not in shape for occupancy, and the ladies present had to be satisfied with tho "bleachers," thereby adding temporary tone to those locali ties. Those present witnessed a first-class hatting game In every respect. The good, square hits to the outfield were many, and many of them camo at opportune moments when the bases were filled. It was. therefore, a game that In terested tho spectators, and the fine stick work of the home team caused considerable pleasure to those who for tho first time saw them play. Tho Washlngtons placed Maloney and Riddle in as their battery; but in the first Inning the "Kanucks" took too kindly to the Kid's straight balls and by five good solid hits made four rUus, all of which were earned. This was rather dampening on tho spectators; but Uncle Billy Gleason yelled, "Play ball," and in the second Inning the boys followed it up by scoring two runs on Whi6t!cr's collision with a pitched ball, mil's three bagger, and Bird's good, solid rap to left. This enthused tho localltcs consider ably, and In tho next Inning they went to work and by some of the prettiest batting seen here at any time they secured five runs aud took the lead, much to the disgust of the Canadian. The lead thus secured they augmented in each subsequent inning and tho homo admirers were considerably elated at the way the boys were playlnir. In the eighth inning tho Hamll tons made a rally after a chance had been re fused by Whistler to retire the side, for after that they pounded Phillips's delivery at will and made six runs, none being earned on ac countof Whistler's error. Taken as a whole tho game was creditable, as tho Washlngtons not only played a splendid batting game, but showed tho spectators that Ihoy could field as well as tho best of them. The stick work of Hill was phenomenal. Twice he came to the bat with men on each base, and twice he showed himself the right man, for ho cleared tho bases by long hits for extra bases. Bird showed also that he knew how to bat, while Phillips made the first home run hit of the year over tho fence. Gleason batted strong and good, while his clean fielding was a feature of the game Badcr made theirecord of tho day, as his catch of a long hit ball to center-field fence In the last inning was a star performance and morlted the applause given. Abner Powell put up a good game for tho visitors, while the score will show that in that team there are also somo ex cellent players. Phil Baker umpired in good style, despite the fact tho visitors were con stantly kicking at him. Washlngtons. a 5 ? i m'i Hamlltons. liadorcf 1 0 .1 Jordanlf 2 1 1 Gleason 65 a :J 1 Whistler lb.... 3 111 1UU 3b 1 4 :; Bird rf 1 0 O'Brien 2b 1 1 2 ltlddlec 0 13 Malonoy i 0 1 '0 l'hilliinp...... 2 2 0 Nicholas c 0 0 3 0 Miller as 2 0 13 OlFoulkrod 3h,... 2 4 12 0Caseycf 1 1,1 0 1 Cartwrieht lb.. 3 i 7 0 1, 1'ou ell 2b 2-132 0 Itociioc 2 15 1 0 Toubey If 1 2 1 1 Oll'etty rf 0 1 1 0 Oil.atoucliep 0 0 0 4 0 Sproguelli) 0010 j Totals Total) 171327 13 3J Washlngtons 0 2 5 13 15 27 13 114 0 1-17 0 110 0-13 Hamlltons 1 0 1 Earned runs Washlngtons, 11; Hamlltons, 5. Ttto lmso hits Hill, 2; l'hilllps, Ulrd, Cartwrlght, Powell. Three-baso lilts Hill, Bird, l'oiillcrod. Home run Phillips. Doublo plays Wlihtler, Nicholas, Pow ell, t'aitwriElit. Bases on balls Washington!, 4; Hamlltons, 0, Hit by pitcher Whistler, Jordan. ritolen bases .Ionian, Blid, Powell, Koclie, 2. Struck nut Moloney, I; Phillip), 2; Lntouclir, 2; Sprofliiell, 2. Wild pitches Malonev, 1, Time of game 2 hours, 15 minutes. Pniplro llaiccr. Games Elsewhere. Baltimore, Md., April 5. The Baltlmoi es de f eated the University of Pen nsylvanla to-dajr in an uninteresting game, made so by the Uni versities. Shaw did good work in the box, while Shannon was "touched up" at critical stages. Score: Baltimores, 14; Uuiverslty of Pennsylvania, 4. Base-hits Uuiverslty, 5; Baltimores, 14, Errors University, 10; Balti mores. 9. Batteries Baltimores, Shaw and Tate; University, Shanuou and Lansing. St, Louis, April 5. The Chicago and Cleve land Players' League teams opeued here to-day beforo a crowd of 5,000. They were given a warm reception and played a sharp game. Bartsou and Farroll, Gru'jer and Brannau were tho batteries. Browning, McAleqr, aud Latham made homo runs. Score: Chlcagos, 7; Clevo Jands, 8. Brooklyn, April 5. Hrooklyns, (A, A.,) 1; Brooklyns, (N. L.,) 4. Base bits Brooklvus, (A. A., 1; Brooklyns, (N. L) 2. Errors Brooldyns, (A. A.,) 3; Brooklyns, (N. L.,) 1. Batteries Williams and Bowes; Hughes, and Bushoug. New Haven, April 5. Bostons, (N. L.,)fl; New Havens, 1. Base hits Bostons, 0; New Havens, 5. Batteries Clarkson and Skermuu aud Shellehasse; Dorau and Iloirord. Umpire, Mahoney, Philadelphia, Pa., Apill 5. Philadelphias, (N. L.,) 4; Athletics, (A. A.,) 1. Batterles Phlladelphlas, Gleason and Clements; Athletics, McMahon and Robinson. Meuiden, Conn., April 5. Bostons, (P, L) 18; Resolutes, 3. Batteries Daily and Swett, Maddeu aud Kelly; Ryau aud Gardner. WoncESTEi:, Mass., April 5. Brooklyns, (P. L.,) 11; Bostons, (P. L.,) 7. Cincinnatti, April 5. Louisvllles, S; Cin ciuuatls, 5. . - . No Rebellion in Ilayti. New Yop.k, April 5, The steamer Saginaw, from Hayti, arrived hero to-day. The captaiu reports that tho rumors of au uprising at San Domingo aro without fouudation, and that thero are uo signs of a rebellion. Extha mat!u6e at Keruau's Mopday, TUB PRESIDENT'S KIND HEART. Mr. Harrison Acts as tho Good Fniry Inn Trotty tittle Story. Tho President has played tho part of tho good fairy In a lltilo incident which has something of a romantic clement in it. Over twenty years ago thero camo to this country from Surrey, Englaud, a man named Robert Brown, with two soub named Horace and David Brown. Corro spandence between tho Browns in America and the Browns in England fell Into arrears, and letters became few and far between. Recently Brown's sister, in England, becamo anxious about her brother and endeavored to communicato with him again, but failed. So tho other dav, as a last resort, sho wrote to tho President of the United States, tho only person In America whose address sho know, and asked him if ho would not kindly try and help her to find her brother. When last heard from sho said ho and his two sons wero in or about Bos ton. President Harrison did not throw tho letter into the waste basket, as mauy a Presi dent, and as nearly any business man would have done, but took the trouble to forward it to tho Mayor of Boston, with a request that if not too much troublo ho might have a search mado for tho lady's brother. Tho President has received a reply from Mayor Hart, saying that Robert Brown died somo years ago, but his two 6ons, David and Horace, aro well-known and reputable citizens of Bos ton, in good circumstances. If the lady had thought of writing to ono of her nephews her letters would probably have been delivered; but her brother belnc dead, her letters addressed to him wero all returned through the Dead-Letter Office, marked "Gone; no address." Tho President's communication to the lady will carry its share of sorrow,- but It will be somo satisfaction to her to be relieved of her painful doubt aud longings about her brother, and to bo restored to communication with her lost nephews by the President of the United States. And President Harrison has given ample proof on recent occasions that ho is a very tender and skillful baud at imparting even tho most disagreeable news. Cloml-Burst in New York. Ithaca, N. 1., April 5. A cloud-burst near here last night caused freshets in southern and eastern sections of tho countj, carrying away many bridges and a dam to tho upper reservoir of the city water works. The lower section of this city was inundated to an extent precluding the passage of traius on tho Lehigh Valley, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, and Lake Shore until noon to-day. The Delaware, Lack awanna and Western bridge, near Caroline Station, was washed out and the channol was widened to a chasm ninety feet wide, but travel is not impeded, as passengers are transported around the gulf. The waters arc now subsiding. Suicide of a Prominent Chieugoan, Chicago, April 5. Marcus Or Stearns, one of Chicago's oldest and wealthiest residents, at tempted suicldo at his handsome Michigan-avenue residence to-day. He fired four bullets Into his head, producing wounds from which recovery is impossible. Ono shot fired into the mouth almost split the tongue in two. For somo timo Mr. Stearns has been in depressed spirits. It is surmised that his depression was due to the receut death of his favorlto daugh ter, the wife of ex-Mayor Carter H. Harrison. Mr. Steams was one of the leading members of the Board of Trade, and has an estate worth perhaps $1,500,000. England's Policy Criticised. London, April 5. Sir Amanuel Baker, the well-known African explorer, has written a let ter indicting tho British government for its policy, which he declares has led to the loss of all the positions gained in Africa by tho enter prise of influential Englishmen. 11 0 justifies tho alliance between Emin Pasha and Maj. Wissmann, and says it was only natural that Emln should join the German government ex pedition, which will never Imitato tho fatal ex ample of the English forces of advancing only to retreat. Dom Pedro's Critical Illness. Cannes, April 5. Tho illness from which Dom Pedro, tho deposed Emperor of Brazil, Is suffering has assumed a critical phase. Ho was in a comatose state during the greater pait of yesterday. His eonditloir was so serious that it was deemed necessary to administer tho last sacrament of the Church. To-day, however, ho revived, and is improving. Professor Charcot hns left here for Paris. Senator Stanford's Purposes. San Fhancisco, April 5. Senator Leland Stanford, who arrived hero from Washington to-day, stated in an interview that after re maining in California a month ho will return to Washington, and from there go to somo of the bathing resorts In Germany for tho benefit of his health. Tho Senator also stated that ho had notified his associates in tho Southern Paciile Couipauy to expect his resignation as president of that company soon. Maryland Methodist Conference. Chestehtown, Md., April 5. Tho Methodist Protestant Conference, coutinued its session to day. A missionary for Baltimore was ap pointed, and Mr. G. M. Holloway was recom mended for ordination to-morrow, Tho faculty of instruction recommended fourteen applicants for aid, Messrs. II. S. Johnson, Quincy L. Morrow, and Clayton McAllister wero com mended to tho itinerancy. m .i Hurled Over a Precipice. PiTTSuuiic, April 5. While Mack Steele, aged about nlueteen, aud Sammlo, a seven-year-old sou of R, A. Dornon, of New Alexandria, wero hauling rubbish, their horso backed tho wagon in which they wero seated over tho precipice, fifty feet blah, and they wero hurled to tho bottom. Youus Dornon wag killed and Steele internally injured. Tho wagon was smashed, but tho horso escaped without much injury. Maryland Mills Shut Down. Elkton, Md., April 5. Tho McCullough Company's sheet-Iron millsat West Amwell have shut down for want of orders. Tho mills of tho company at North East are expected to do likewise. The mills aro not oxtensivo af faiis. Extiia matluCo at Kernau'a Monday. THE MISSISSIPPI FLOOD. THE DKSTKUCTION OF PROrEKTY IS FIlIOnTFUr.. Loss of Many IdveH Also Apprehended Grant OrovusRo t Cntflnh roint Planta tions Itutnod Hundreds of Houses Washed Away Thousands Hoinoloss. Nnw Ouleans, April 5. Tho Picayune1 Arkansas City special says: Yesterday aa' soon as news of a break at Catfish Point reached horo the Government steamers Speed and Graham took several barges to that point and brought away about 150 people and their ef fects, also a lot of stock, etc. Capt. Tolllnger, of tho Government Survoy, Is on the ground doing everything ho can to save life and prop erty. Thoso who wish to como will bo brought here by tho Government boats and quarters pro vided for them. Parties who visited .tho sceno of thu disaster to-day stato that the torrent com ing out of the opening has about spent Its force. Although this Is much tho largest break that has yet occurred on the Mississippi side, tho territory that will bo affected by it will be com paratively small. Outside of tho Catfish Polut peninsula, the water from this crevasse will reach but little territory that was not already Inundated by the crevasses at Mound, Huntington, and OfTutt's, but the destruction of property iu this little peninsula is fearful, tffho planters who owned the plantations around Catfish Point are al most ruined. It is estimated that over a hundred houses haVo been washed away, and there is very little hay, corn, or planting seed left. The planters will be so badly crippled that thoy will meet with considerable difficulty In making "a crop, even if the water recedes in time. The flood has left almost nothing. Tho whole bend wa3 filled with water as high as that In the river within a few hours after the break occurred. To-day tho back-water broke through the levee at Eutaw Landing In the lower end of tho bend, and it Is now runnincr back into the river. It Is thought that several lives wero lost. The outlook is not hopeful for tho planting of tho overilowed region heforo May. The newly planted crops wero drowned out. There is this consolation, that if the levees have gone to pieces In spots it took the highest water on record to do it. The highest point ha not been touched at Cairo, but in duration of Hood heights tho true test 1S90, takes a precedence over all recent years, no year of which we have full record but 18S2 compares with it.- For illustration, water passed above 40 at Cairo this year March 3, and will not, It is safe to sav, go below that state berore April 15. Forty-thrco days of such a State at Cairo is linnrpnnflnntml Tr, 1QBO if . 'reacharl February 20 and passed below -March a., ui nioiuu Mvum,y-mtio aa'8. me averago of tho Arkansas is about tho same for tho two years, but thero was a phenomenal flood out of the White River this year. Tho condition of the upper rivers is not hope ful. -Cairo Is still staudlug above forty-eight feet, and thero is a rise out of the Arkansas, which will probably check tho fall here. -- .. Tho German Emperor's Army Rc- forms. Copyright by New York Assooiated Press.l Beklin, April 5. The Emperor's solicitude regarding tho army is further shown hi an im perial order published to-day to tho effect that in view of its incompleteness tho reserve infantry mllltary officer's system hitherto pursued, which provides that officers must come from the ranks of the nobility, must bo extended to include those noble by character, iu order that the sous of honorablo middle-class families may hold appointments in tho Arraj'. Tho same rule will also apply to tho civil service. The Emperor further disapproves the holding of com missions being dependent on tho private income of aspirants. At much length ho enjoins com manders to set au example of self-sacrifice to officers and to check Indulgence fii unnecessary luxuries, the habit of making costly preseuts, and giving frequent banquets, etc. . The Chicago "World's Fair Directors. Chicago, April r. The recount of the bal lots cast 3'esterday for directors of tho World's Fair shows that there was a mistake of about ISO mado in the voto of Col, Georgo R. Davis, as announced, and that Instead of being de feated ho received close to tho largest number of votes cast for any one. A Whole Village Destroyed by Fire. Watehtown, N. Y, April 5. Tho business section of tho village of Theresa, about twenty flvo miles from this cltv, was entirely destroyed by flro this morniug. Forty-two buildings were burned, Involving a loss of something like iJino.OOO to 800,000. W. O. T. U. Raids. Kansas City, Mo., April 5. Tho delegation of the W. C. T. V., led by Mrs. James Robert son, her daughter Bollo, and Mrs. and Miss Harris, continued yesterday tho raid ou the joints aud druggists of Kingman. In ono place the ladles discovered a case or two of beer, somo whisky and gin, which thoy took from tho storo and dumped into tho gutters. No" arrests have yet been made. . Steamer Ashore Going to Pieces. New Yohk, April 5. Up to this afternoon the Frouch steamer Panama, which ran ashore at Jones's Inlet, L. I., early Thursday morning, has not been gotten off, and tho wind, by shift ing to tho southwest to-day, drove the vessel further up on tho shore, aud it is now feared that tho 6teamer will go to pieces, fowa Liquor Liicon&o Bill Killed. Des Moines, Iowa, April 5. The House tbl-s morning went Into committee of tho whole ou tho pending liquor license bill, aud after ex tended dlscussmn voted 51 to 49 to report to tho IIouso for indefinite postponement. Tho committee then roso. Tho Weather For tho Dlstrlot of Columbia. Maryhmtl, and Yiruinln. fair Sunday aud Monday; warmer; va riablo winds, becoming southerly. Thermometer readings yesterday; 8 A, N U; 8 V, M., 4S; mean temperature, 41): maximum, 15; mhilniuoi, 43; mean relative humidity, 4a.