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VOL. XXXIII.-NO. 862, HELENA, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 8, 1893. PRICE FIVE CENTS
GANS & NLEIN To-DAY at one P. M., both of Houses of Congress will meet in joint session in the Hail of Representatives, to formally.de clare the result of the presiden tial election of November 8, last. The certificates of the Elec toral colleges of the forty-four States, will be opened and the result already known be an nounced in accordance with the laws of the United States ia re lation thereto. l a vv You S nl The goods we offer at reduced prices for the balance of this month goods new, stylish and desirable, of good quality and appearance? Our Discount Sale Of TEN PER CENT. affords the opportunity for retrenchment in the purchase of necessary sea sonable goods. aClothiing, We carry the largest and best assorted stock. Ovoroats, Suits Will bear comparison with the clothing ordinarily termed mer chant tailor-made. We are Sole Agents for Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary Weari guaranteed all-wool, and espe cially adapted for swoman and children. ILEIN BEADY MRu HOME BOLEL Gladstone Will Apply Cloture Friday to Stop Debate in the Commons. The Intention Being to Clear the Way for the Home Rule BilL Temporary Disappearance or That Meas ure Creates Consternation for a Short Time-Foreign News. LounoN, Feb. 7.-In the commons this evening Gladstone said he voiced the feel ing of all parties in rising to propose that debate on the address should have prece dense until concluded. Then followed a spirited debate, during which Healy accused Balfour of obstruction to government meas ures, and Gladatnbe stated that he would be forced to apply cloture if debate on the address is protracted. The suggestion of cloture met with the disapproval of the Irish members. Glanstone's motion to give precedence was finally approved and debate resumed. Keirhardle, labor member, moved an amendment expressing regret that the ad dress had not mentioned the widespread misery among the workingmen of Great Britain. The government should take steps to alleviate immediate distress by ordering throughout workshops that minimum wages be six pence per hour for a week of forty eight hours, and all government contracts be given out in England. The time is ripe also for regulation by law of the hours of railway employee, The government, more over, should establish home colonies on onused land where the unemployed could find an opportunity to earn bread. Howard Vincent, conservative and fair trader, supported the amhendment. The result of the debate in the house this even iou has been that the ministers have de cided to apply the cloture on Friday in case the address shall be still under discussion at that time. The purpose is to clear the way for the introduction of the home rule bill next Monday. Some exritement was caused in the course of the day by the disappearance of the Irish home role bill. Gladstone missed, in the morning, his portfolio containing the bill, as well as drafts of other measures. After a long and exciting search it was found in Gladstone's private room. There is still a mystery how the portfolio got there. THE PANAMA MILLIONS. The Government Will Not Take Measares to Secure Victims. PARIs, Feb. 7.-Lato this afternoon it war announced that ex-Deputy Gobron had been committed for trial. Senator Grevy sent to M. Monehicourt, judicial liquidator of the Panama Canal company, a check for 20,000 franc., the amount credited to Grevy on the I hierree conterfoilt as having been delivered to him in 1808. In the ch tuber to-day Deputy Angelies spoke at lepgth in favor of the government's ob taining, from Colombia a prolongation of the canal concession, and asked the min istry whether any steps to this end had been taken. IRibot replied guardedly that the government must decline to interfere dilectly in the matter. The government would aid the judicial liquidator, however, to a certain extent in the efforts to get an exension. Deputy Gauthier insisted that the goy ernment must accept the responsibility which lttbot declined. If the stockholders lost the hundreds of millions already ex pended through the hesitancy of the gov eminent to interfere, the government would have to rnewer for the consequence. Rlibot replied that the object of Gauthier end colleagues apparently was rather to oeke tpolitical capital than assure the fu ture of the canal. Befo e a vote was taken on the order of the day, Tirard, minister of inetnce, evoked loud applause by declaring that as long as he should hold office no in stitution connected with the government shoud be in any way tied to the Panama canal enterprise. I he order of the day was voted 374 to thirty-four. TIlE CANADIAN FARMER. Restrictions of Cattle Shipments May Work a Hardship. OrrAwA, Ont., Feb. 7.-The announce ment f ont Washington that Canadian cat. tie are to be scheduled by the United Statee has caused no little excitement among gov eanment followers who begin to realize that President Harrison means business in re taliation against Canada. It is generally agreed among roliticians that it wril be only second to the McKinley bill in its effect on Canada, for the Washington govern ment has by this step absolutely placed the Canada farmer in a position of most serious disadvantage. Hemmed in by the tariff and now derr ived of any possibility of sending his cattle to his nearest mar ket (fo: no farmer could afford to bear the expense of a ninety day qua tntine) the Ctausditn agricultur let is inteed in a miserable plight. The risratch eaid it was decided to quar aitine Ornadian cattle at Buffalo ninety days because of pleuro-pneumonia. A disprtch fnom Toronto says cattle dtenials there say the scheduling of the Canadian cattle by the United ates gov esriuent will not seriously affect Canadian trade. An occasional cargo goes to Eng land via Portland or I'hiladelphbmn, and the stoppage of this would not be felt. In 11il cattle to the value of only $2Ltt10t was shipped to the United litates, out of a total to all countries of $7,750,000. THE STRICKEN LAND. The King and Queen of Greece Visit Zante. ATuirNs, Feb. 7.-The king and queen of Greece have arrived at Zante. When the royal couple lauded there was some cheer ing which was followed by almost complete quiet. After an exchange of greetings be twein the king and the civil and military anthorities the king and queen drove through the ruinod streets to ascertain the extent of the damage done by the earth quake. Tlhousanrs of inhabitants followed in silence the ioyal carriage. Most of the chu ches, for which the city was ceietiated, wee wholly or partially wrecked. Hardly Rits tirildiig on the rauin strites was lelt uninjured. Many must be constructed fromt the foundations before they can be occupied, No shfort has yet been made to repair the damage. nos the merinsutcs fear to wot k in the clay, and the owners are apprebensive tha4 each day may bring another violent shook. The oity is ehti ken daily by irpht shucks and the tii habitants who iied trout the city fear to re turn for minre thant ilt urinei or so sta time. The royal party will remanin on the island three days. Anarchslets lreaik lat. UAnmmi, Feb. 7.-A mleeting in Barcelona baeday, which began lii a religious demon stration, developed into an anarchist out break. It was necessary to call the civil guard to the assistance of the police, and it was at this time that some of the anarch ists threw a petard, wounding a corporal and several others. Finally the civil guard and the police succeeded in dispers ing the rioters, ant Teresa Itarisucn, her husband, and a dozen other prominent an archists were arrested. Conquering the Tribes. CArLoCTTA Feb. 7.-The Britieb forces are making war upon the K1aoyen tribes and won a decisive advantage over the en emy by capturing their stockades in the Ssma district. The stockades were carried by an aesault against which the Kachyens made a fierce resistance, but were finally overcome with a losn to the British of two killed and six wounded. 'Iwenty-four Kachyens were killed. Spanish Caravel Coming. CAmar., Feb. 7.-The caravel Santa Maria, escorted by the cruiser Island de Luzon, sailed to-day. The cruiser will prsceed half way across the Atlantic with the cara vel. I he Santa Maria will stop for a few days at the Canary islands and several weeks in Cuba. IT HAS GOTTEN UP TO ZERO. The Highest Temperature Recorded Yes terday binee Jan. 24. The highest temperature recorded at the signal service station in two weeks was that of yesterday, when the thermometer in the afternoon got up to zero. At six a. m. it was fifteen below, at noon eight below, at two p. m. four below, at three o'clock zero and six p. in. five below. The minimum was early yesterday morning, when it was eighteen below. Last night it ranged from five to ten below. The forecast for to-day is fair and warmer. The change in the weather was appre ciated by the ladies, and for the first time in ten days many ventured down town. The only point so far heard from that re ports a continuous temperature above zero during the cold spell, ia the Ontario mine, in Deer Lodge county, at an elevation of 9,000 feet, where the thermometer has not been lower than 10 above zero. Reports from the cattle-growing sections are conflicting, but indicate on the whole that stock has suffered severely. The worst reportscome from the Judith country, Northern Chotean, along the line of the Great Northern and Dawson county. The losses will be most severe among old cows, late calves and southern stock that were shipped in late in the season. Mr. John T. Murphy, talking last night of the reports of tremendous losses, said he did not place much credence in the exaggerated stories. He nelieved that losses among the classes of stock mentioned would be considerable, but many of these cattle would have been wiped out in an ordinary winter. He said he had seen a great many hard winter for cattle in Montana and this snap did not worry him. "The losses may be considerable," he said, "but cattle were in good condition, there was wind enough to give them plenty of feed, and I do not be lievo the results will be so serious as some people allege. It is too soon to hear defi nitely, anyhow, from the ranges. I have advices from.the Powder river country tothe effect that cattle down there are all right though a few days ago there was a report that stock down there had all frozen to death." Secretary Prenitt, of the Stock Growers' association, while believing that the losses will be considerable, does not believe they will be so large as first reports would indi cate. L. E. Kaufman, of Stadler k Kaufman, who is largely interested in cattle, takes a gloomy view of the situation, especially in the Judith country. Hle is of the opinion the loessa these and in Chotean county will be very great. According to the River Press, wolves are doing as much damage to cattle in that section as the cold. Railroad traffic is still somewhat im reded. The Northern Pacific westbound train was five hours late yesterday, but the train from the west was on time. The Great Northern was reported about nine hours late. There is a complete blockade on the latter road in western Montana. It ias, to use an expression of one of the em ployes, "plugged up," and there have been no through tiaine for a week or so. SUPPORTS GAVE WAY. I And Let the Boilers Down-Skull Crushed f in i Quarrel. Miseoru A, Feb. 7,-[special.]-Partion. lars of a peculiar accident at bt. Ignatius mission last Friday have reached here. An immonseo water tank over the boiler room of the Sisters' building crushed through its supports, down through the building, de molishing everything in its course. One of the boilers was completely destroyed and the other badly damaged. Fire started, but the escape of the large body of steam extinguished the flames. Every one in the vicinity rushed to the scene and the work of rescuing those caught in the debris com menced immediately, Three men were taken out, one of whom, Geo. Charette, was dangerously injured. At (Irantedale last night James Horn t struck Charles Lawrence on the head with a heavy ecale aeight, erushing in the skull. The two men are ranchers in the Bitter Root, and have beretofore bornegood repu tations. The quarrel oscurred in a saloon. The recovery of Lawience is very doubtful. Horn has not yet been arrested. A Chinook Expected. Special to The Independent. GRtcAT FAMis, Feb. 7.-It was zero to-day, the highest point the thermometer has re corded in fifteen days, and stockmen are correspondingly happy. A chinook was re ported at Ponders, seventy-five moiles north. and indications point to the arrival here of that Montana weather freak in twenty-four hours. BECAUSE THEY WERE WHITE. Reason Why the Reds Killed the Cowboys at I'ine Ridge. PiNE lito0: AOiEN(Y, S. D.. Feb. 7.-Bear That-Runs-lu- Woods, n policeman, brought in this morning one of Two Sticks' sone, who is one of the murderers. He confessed as follows: Two Sticks, his father, and the othb s agreed to go to the beef camp and kill the cowboys. They slipped into the dugout while the men slept, and each selected a victim and at a signal, a cough. they killed him. The cook was not killed at first, and attempted to crawl under the bux. but was shot in the head and died. 'the cowboys were lBennett and Itoyce, the boyr, aged 1:1 and 16 years, Bacon and helly. The bodies were brought here by o14 man IBacon. The dying Indian says the men were killed because they were white. No ioanlileanee Attached. ST. PArt Feb. 7.-Adjutant Hutcbinson, of the Ninth United States cavalry, sta tioned at Fort Iubinson, near the scene of the line Ridge Indian troubles, was in the city this morning. He says: "I do not at tech the least significanct to the tronule, and I caniot help laughing at the exag grrated accounts printed. !'here is noth ing at all serious in the situation and there is no deager of an oatbreak." A DEFICITIINEVITABLE Entirely Due to the Recklessness of the ljllion Dollar Republi. can Congress. Expenditures Must Be Out Down, Taxation Increased or New Bonds Issued. An Amendmnent Designed to Even Up Political Parties in Uncle Sam's Classified Civil Service. WAsurNorTo, Feb. 7.-The hones pro ceeded in committee of the whole to the consideration of the legislative appropria tion bill. Dingiey said the appropriations made by this congress would reach one billion and thirty-eight millions, against nine hundred ano eight millions made by the Fifty-first congress, an increase of fifty millions. If there sheuld be no tariff legis lation to disturb the revenue for the fiscal year 1894 they would undoubtedly reach $405,000,000, and the expenditures should not exceed $390,000,000 and would not, if the river and harbor expenditures should not exceed $15,000,000, which is $2,000,000 more than ever expended. If they should go up to $33.000,000, as contemplated by the nation of the house, there would inevitably be e defioiency next year. The tariff legislation foreshadowed would undoubt edly diminish the revenue unless duties should be made low enough to enormously swell importations. The wools and wool ens bill passed by the house at the last ses sion would aprrender $9,500,000 of revenue on wool, and $19,500,000 on manufactured wool, on the bals of importations for the last calendar year, and It would require an enormous increase in importations of woolen goods to make the loss good, Doekery estimated a probable deficiency to June 30, 1894, of $16,996,500. The esti mated deficiency is based on the appropria tions and revenues. The actual expendi tures for that fiscal year would likely reach the limit of liabilities-8528,110,247. 'Ihis is entirely exclusive of $5,000,000, the prob able inadequacy of the deficiency estimate which has been submitted for the current fiscal year. 'Taking she statement of the secretary of the treasury the conclusion is irresistible that public expenditures must be materially reduced, taxation increased. or a new issue of bonds made to meet im pending liabilities. The bill was then read for amendment, and the amendments offered respectively by Wheeler, to reduce the compensation of members of congress to $4,000, and by Mil ler to reduce the compensation of the presi dent to $25,000, rejected. Dearmond, democrat, of Missouri, offered an amendment providing that until places in the classified service shall be distributed among the adherents of the sevei atl polit lona parties in proportion to the respective members, as shown by the vote o0st at the last presidential election, no apilicent, unless he be an adherent of the political party which has not had its fair I roportion of employes in such service. shall be el igible to examination or appointment nader the civil service law. Lodge made a point of order agiinst the amendment, which was defended by 1)earmonia The chair, however, ruled the amendment out of order. Pickier made a vigorous attack against the provision of the bill providing for a commission to inquire into the work ing of the executive departments, and without disposing of the paragraph the committee rose and the house adjourned. TALKING ANNEXATION. But Apparently Little Progress Made in the Matter. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.-The Hawaiian an nexation commissioners and Dr. Moti Smith. Hawaiian minister, had another in terview this morning with Secretary Foster at the state department. As was the cacs I with the two previous interviews, this was entirely informal, being confined to an in - terohange of unofficial views upon the sub ject of annexing the Hawaiian islands to the United States. Nothing was said about a a time when the commissioners shall be re c ceived by President Harrison, and thus a formally recognized, and the determination . of this date will depend upon the nature of f edvices from Honolniu, which are ax pected to reach San Francisco to-morrow I on the steamship Australia. All members of the cabinet were present at the cabinet meeting to-day except Secre tary Noble. There will be no change in the situation of Hawaiian affairs as far as the cabinet is concerned until the president and secretary of state conclude negotiations with the commissioners, or decide that ne gotiations cannot be formally entered upon. Of course there is nothing for the cabinet its a body to consider. ibThurston and Carter left on the noon train for New York on personal businses, and will return to-morrow evening. An other conference mtov be held Thursday. but when the commissioners separated from Secretary Foster to-day no delinite engage meni to that effect had been made. A POLItICAL TWIST. (liven to the Car Coupler 1ilI by Senator ('handler. WASHINGTN, Feb. 7.-Senator' Chandler managed to give a political twist to the de bate on the automatic car coupler bill. Hle brought up the resolution in the national demooratio platform which denounced the republican party and the republican senate for not having provided legislation for pro tecting railroad employee, and insisted that the position of imany democratia senators against the bill is inconsistent with party fealty. He twitted them with the fact that only seven of them voted yesterday to take up the bill for the repeal of the rhermnu act, knowing the declaration of the cia tional democratic convention on the sub ject of silver, and knowing the entreaties of the president-eleet to have the Sherman act repealed before March 4, and he predicted that the coulse of the democratic senators at the next congress oin the subject of the tariff would be equally at variance with the party platform. After considerable debate the bill went over without action. The senate bill for the relief of legal rep. rsaentatives of Jithn Roach, deceased, to pay the balance doe on the United States ship Dolphin, was taken from calendar and passed. Politiaat Ilnsiieldeil Eatraditable. WasutNorTo, Feb. 7.-The senate ratified the Rausian extradition treaty with amend ments. One amendment makes all at tempts to assasainate the czar or members of the royal famtily an extraditable offense, regardless of motive. itynamuite Expaided in the House. SialntiAN. Tex., Feb. 7.-Jas. Sebastian nocidentally exploded some dynamite in his honse, demolishing and setting lire to it. Sebastian, his wife and three children and two neighbors. Dale iti aver and Billy lDen ton, were horribly sangled. Several will die. 'THE' MINERAL LAND CASTE. MasJor Msagnuls itegara the Aetlou of the No prena, Court as a Victory. Major Maginnis, mineral land commii sinner, was very jubilant yesterday over the nation taken by the sapre me court in the mineral land case entitled Harden et al. vs. the Northern Vaoilie Railroad company, and regards it as the first step towards a final and decisive victory for the people. The attorneys for the state and the govern ment deir ed iritli r a derision in their fa vur or a hearing before the fell benoh. The railroad people have been tryini to rush the matter through on the ground that the state hed no acse. and oeoseriuently this action of the ouert Major Maginnis regards as a decided set back for them. "(Or friends in Washin gton," said the major, "are much pleased over the outcome, and regard our final victory as assured. From the previous decisions of Justice Harian, there was little doubt of his position. All his opinions were on one aide. lie had to eo abroad on the Jiebring sea arbitration. I met him in New York and expressed iai , regrets at the necessity which took him off the bench. Justice Lamer, as secretary of the interior, had written several decisions rigi.t in line with our claims. From the section of country from which Justice Jackson comes, the nature of his learning and his aesociations. and expressed opinions, we may reasonably hope that his judgment will incline towards as. As nil the decisions rendered in the minor courts, before the state took hold of this case, were against us, it wae assumed by the railroad attorneys that all they had to do was to bring the case up and have the supreme court confirm these previous decisions. Home of our own 1 people teak this view. It was the general opinion. There has been a great revolution since we have taken hold of it. As an in stance of this, one of the best efforts ever made by Attorney General Miller was in this case, in which he was assisted by As sietant Attorney General Mhielde. When I first solicited these gentlemen to go into the case they thought it was a hopeless matter. As late as November I telegraphed Attorney General Miller and received the following reply: "'lion. Martin Maginnis: Yes, I em ex pecting to help argue the Barden case, though I feer that in view of the decisions already made, it is a useless up-hill flight.' "But when we got him into it and he read the briefs of Mr. Toole, Mr. Dixon, Mr. Morris, Col. Handers and the feebler arguments presented by myself, he became sanguine and enthusiastic and has done ns yeoman's service. "Among other dispatches from Washing ton 1 received last week the following from our attorney. Mr. Morris, under date of Feb. 2: "'Hon. Martin Maginnis: Barden caes finished. Lasted three days. I fully ar i gued it. The attorney general and assist ant also. Indications very favorable. If decided, decisron will not be rendered be fore March. Court adjourns Feb. G. "Our friends have claimed that the court would either give us a decision or remit it to a full bench. This means a final de ciston in our favor and we are satisfied (if course, no efforts should be relaxed. The attorney general and his assistants under the new administration must be on listed in the cause and made to do as good service as the present incumbents. All the new points coming up must be gathered, and on its final hearing the case most be as well presented as it was last week. No case ever went before the court that was more exhaustively studied and thoroughly prepared. This work is all good for the future. The state must relax no effort now that victory in this great matter is in eight." 2 THE IRRIGATION CONVENTION. r t It Will Convene in Hleuen To -Morrow and Continue to Friday. The Irrigation convention, called to meet at Helena to-morrow, promises to be very well attended. Each county will be enti tied to ten members. and a number of I counties have sent in a full list of dele s gates. The following programme has been arranged, subject to change by the conven tion: Calling convention to order at 11 o'clock a. m. AdAdress of the governor of the state. Address by the mayor of the city of - Helena. Selection of committee on credentials. Selection of committee on penianseit or ganization. r Report of the committee on legislation o appointed at the last session, including W. a II. Sutherlin, J. A. Brown, G. E. Ingereoll, J. W. Strevell and William Flannery. At the afternoon session there will be the report of the committee on an irrigation law, and the appointment of committees on the status of irrigation in each county. Diecussion of the bill before the legisla ture cud the members of the convention. At seven p. en. Lieut.-(*ov. Bothin will deliver an address upon 'The Chemistry of Irrigation," and there will be addressee by other gentlemen, On Friday there will be a discussion upon the best methods ot building irrigation on nals and reservoirs, aid reports of coen mittees from each county upon irrigation wonrks. At the afternoon session there will be the report of the cormmittee on constitution and by-laws; election of permanent olliers for the eneniln year; nieno: aile to con gross, and discussion of miscellaneous sub jects. OUT ON THE RAGING MAIN. Dangers that Beaet Toilers and Travelers on the Sea. CiiArrnuie, Mass., Feb. 7.-The steamer Cottage City, from Portland for New York, went ashore on the outer bar. The sea was very rough and she pounded heavily. No boat was able to get near enough to render assistance. I he steamer threw part of her cargo overboard to lighten her and was floated this afternoon but slightly damaged. New )nRm., Feb. 7.-The Norwegian bar k Altie, in ballast. came ashore at the Long Reach life saving station last night. Hlfore an attempt could be muade to rescue the crew live attempted to land in their own boat, but is was espeized and all were drowned. The remaining eleven mnembers of the crew were rescued by the life line. This afternoon the body of another seasean came ashore. Two bodies are still missing. LoNii N, Feb. 7.-- Thu Dutch steamer Schiedams. from Rotterdaiu Jan. 18 for New York and Biltimore. peseed Weaver point this morning, naking for Queenstown un dur sail. 'tugs towed her into port. She experieneed sixteen daysof terrible weather and had lire in her coal bunkers several days. A tallroad Tieit Up. I runse I'oASS. 'Iea., Feb. 7--The boiler makers in the shops in Pieedras Negras, and all switchmien in the International road's yards, went out yeoterday, resulting iis a coriplete tie-up of the road aefer as freight tiattli was concerned. The grievance of the lrilorreukers was the discharge of a union san in the Monclov shops and the ehiploytmut of a negro ini his place. t1h switchinen demandet enre pay on eccount of the dsirectation of Mexican money. The machinists will go out at midnight. The company acceded to the demands of the switchmen for standard pay, and they will go to work. (hood aiassourisan tone Wreng. ri ocosos Citry. Mo., Feb. 7. -J. S. Suet I. chief clerk in Arijutant- eneisl Wick ham's olhce under urry. iranois, hass laid before loyv. Steeo a charge of mnisaporo priation of funds by Wiokham. Th'e amount Ia not stated. !BRISBANE UNDER NATERB Worst Disaster in the History of Australia Falls Upon That Town. Water Forty Feet Deep in the Main Streete and Deeper in Others. i'enanylvania Streams Also Out of Their Ihanke and I leig a (;reat heat II3tuIMANP., Qoeeneland, Feb. 7.-Water is four feet deep in the grincipal streets of the city to-night and in the suburbs has cov saed buildings sixty feet higb. Five hun dred houses have been demolished. Han. drede of families lost their homes and left the city in boate to week shelter on higher ground. All gas and water pipes are de stroyed and the city is in darkness. The governor came to the city in a boat. lie says all towns between Brisbane and Ipswiob are submerged. This is the great est disaster in the history of the colony. IN PENNSYLVANIA. Floods Are Disastrous but Not Like That of Australa. Pr'rreonto, Feb. 7.-The flood that threatened diaseter to Pittsborg and Al legheny has it is thought, been checked by the cold weather and at midnight the worst is believed to be over. The lower part of Allegheny and the south side are submerged. Damage, as far as known, is not large, bat poor people who were forced to leave their homes suffer greatly from the cold. The high waters have seriously affected the railroads and nearly all through talns are delayed. The famous Connemangh is swollen so it has broken over its embank ments at several places, causing fear and consternation among many who reside along the stream. 'Trouble is expected at Johnstown. Tur tle ereek is also a raging torrent. Over thirty males of telegraph lines on the Franklin division of the Lake hhore road were destroyed by last night's storm. Two small station buildings on the Pittsburg & Lake Erie road were carried bodily away by the flood. Dispatobes from various points through. out the west end of the state indicate a seri one condition off affairs. At Oil City, Park ers, Warren, and Freeport, on the Allegheny, flats are submerged and water still rising. Many people have been compelled to move out of their houses and others with interest at stake and remaining up all night to watch the rtie. At G eenville the prospects are that gleat damage will be done before daylight by high water. At Newcastle an immense tee gorge broke this morning and water and ice same down in a body eight feet high, completely flooding the lower portion of the city. tieveral houses were swept away and many families taken from their homes in boats. The damage will amount to thousands of dol lars. At Franklin a gorge broke tonight and carried away a number of county bridges. BUFFALO, N. Y., Feb. 7.-A big flood in South Buffalo was caused by the overflow of creeks. Water coves lands and streets to a depth of two to three feet. POPULIST ELECTED. Wmr. V. Allen Chosen to Succeed Paddoek, of Nebraska, in the Senate. LINCOr , Neb., Feb. 7.-William V. Allen. populist, was elected United States senator on joint ballot at noon, receiving seventy votes to fifty-seven for Paddock. The in dependents and democrats voted for Allen. The election was made unanimons. William Vincent Allen. next United States senator front Nebraska. was born in Midway, Madison county, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1847. In 1856 be moved to Iowa and en listed at the age of 15 years with company I, Thirty-second Iowa. After the war he studied law with L. I. Ainsworth, of West Union. IowR. Nino years ago be came to Nebraska, locat ing at Madison, his prrsent home. His conversion to tho populist idea of rolitloes occurred during the campaign of 1890, and since that time he has been enthusiastie and constant in advocacy of the party's principles. In the fall of 1891 he was nominated by the populists for judge of the Ninth judicial district and was elected. l'revions to going over to the populists he was an enthusiastic republican. Judge Allen is sn enthusiastic Grand Army man. The newly elected senator is a giant in stature and is said to have a mental caliber consistent with his physical make-up. ltithalAcr, N. D., Feb. 7.-The ballot for United States senator resulted: Engle eleven. The rest scattered among seven teen candidates. Ovnrirtr. Wash., Feb. 7.-The afty-second ballot for United Statrs senator showed no change to-day. A MISSING MEMI!ER. What Has Become of the Senator From Uinitaii? CxyErNts, Wyo., Feb. 7.-J. I). Woodruff, of Lander, received the republican vote of the legislature in the ballot for United States senator to-day. The vote stood: Woodrtuf, twenty-one; Now, demo crat, nine: Osborne, democrasic, live; Brown, popullest, sven; Mfatter, dem ocrat, two. Russell, the repub lican senator from I intah, . who disappeared on Saturday morning have not returned. liesolutions wire adopted by the senate today appoiuting a committee to in vestigate Russell's absence. Three mem bers were appointed, with authority to call witnesses and ascertain all the faots sur rounding the transaction. A. IL. New, A. C. lteckwrth, Jiiebop Penrose. assoociate editor for the Salt Lake Herald, and a number of other witnesses were sub p' naud. Penrose, whore charged with hay ing put Russell on the train, was arrested as he was leaving the city this afternoon. Hle has been lobbying for Now, and it is charged that be has sufficient influense with Ituieell, who is a Mormon, to indues him to leave and thus help New. Itriried *Neath Lilase and Roses. Nrrw ionrr, Feb. 7.-The funeral of Mrs. Wau. ('. Whitney, wifeof the es-secretary of the navy, was held this morning at St. Itartholomew's church. The audience room was fragrant with flowers and filled with prominent people. Among the pallbearers were President-elect (,rover Cleveland and Cornelius Vando hilt. The sesrices of the lpircopal ohnrcb were conducted by the rector. and then the body was removed to Woodlawn semetery and burhed in a grave covered with white lilacs and roses. Dr. Graves' Case. DENTav, Col., Feb. 7.- --Dr. Graves' coun eel to-day surrendered their client to the custody of the court, on the promise that it further bonds are given a second trial of the case will be indefinitely delayed. The court ruled that the distriot attorney should have ten days to make up his ialna when he weuld be ready for a new tuial.