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VOL. XXXIV.-NO. 77. HELENA, MONTANA. THURSDAY MORNINO, MAY 4, 1893. PRICE FIVE CENTS
GANS & 1ILEIN To-DA', the World's Fair drama of "America" will be produced in the World's Fair theatre in Chicago. The play began with the week and is being produced in the Spectatorium which has seats for 20,000 persons. This is the only recognized amusement on the Exposition grounds, and,in it plays, tableaux, and historic scenes will be presented till the close of the Fair. IT *** IS TRUE That the season so far has been very backward and has affected the demand for Light Weight Goods. WE "" QUOTE LOWE PRICES On our goods to dispose of them, and our assortment being vir tually unbroken we can guar antee a choice from our large stock of Suits, Spring Overcoats, Trousers, Shoes and Furnishings PLAIN FIGURES Are the severest test of a one price standard, and our goods are marked in Plain Figures. WE HAVE *** ONLY ONE PRICE for all our customers, and that is a reasonable price. We are Sole Agents for Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary Wear. GAN8 & NLEIN .OWER FREIGHT RATJSI he Board of Trade Appoints a Corn mittee to Investigate the Subject. some Members ThinI the Inter state Commeroe Law Has Been Violated. Ipokane Oat a Reduetion by Coatlanua Hammering Away-Helena and Great Fails Bates. At the special meeting of the Board of rrade last night the question of reduction *n railroad freight rates was discussed. A iommittee on transportation was ap rointed by Chairman Stedman to investi tate the subject in all its bearings. This committee was given unlimited time, as it a not the intention to plunge into the natter until a thorough knowledge of the situation is had. On this committee ire H. M. Parchen, Peter Winue, august Welsenhorn, A. M. Bolter md Louis Hillebrecht. At first it was bought best to put some heavy shippers, rho are not members of the board, on the rommittee, but teis idea was abandoned on lbe *uggestion of several members. In putting the matter before the members the ihairman said that the present freight rates were too high. He believed that by moncerted action they could be reduced, which would result in areat benefit to Helene. Nothing could be lost by trying. Mr. Stedman said he was in hopes that some one would appear at the meeting with statistics which would throw some light on the subject with Helena as a distributing point. H. M. Parohen took the same view of the question and believed that something should be done to encourage the movement to make Helena a jobbing center. He esid that it cost 50 per cent more to shlp from Great Falls to Helena than from here to Great Falls. Spokane Falls had hammered away, said Mr. Parchen, until that town got a rate from the east the same as Hel ena although it was something over 400 miles west of Helena. He did not, how ever, think it was a good time to agitate the question, as he believed the Great Northern and Northern Pacifs were not in condition to do nquch redueiug in freight rates. Spokane got her reduction not because the Great Northern had reached there but because she had worked for it, and got it before the Hill road went into the town. Mr. Parchen said the interstate coonmerce law must have been violated in some way, and that it cost more to ship from Helena to Spokane than it did from New York to Snokans. F. P. Sterling said he knew one ueiena merchant in particular who "had told him that the Great Northern and Northern Pacific roads were shipping from Milwaukee to Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma for lees than he could ship from Helena to the same points. Mr. Sterling maid the mer chant referred to was a dealer in wet goode and that he himself, and he believed other members also were interested in the sub ject as consumers. The Spokane rating, he believed, was a violation of the inter state commerce law and he thought the proper influence could be brought to bear on the roads. Tom Martin thought that perhaps it would be better to advance some of the rates and secure a reduction on outgoing rates from Helena. This disposed of the rate question for the evening. A memorial to congress was adopted asking for the passageof a bill segregating a portion of the National Park so a railroad may be built into the New World mining district. This was done at the request of the Livingston board of trade. A commit tee consisting of Secretary Cox, U. M. Parchen. F. P. Sterling and A. W. Lyman was appointed to ant with the Livingston people. The board also urged the Rimini road committee who are taking subscriptions to hurry the work and report at an early date. MATCH FOR THE NONPAREIL. Jack Dempsey and Mysterious Billy smith Will Fight Jane 30. NEW YonR, May 8.-John P. Eckhart, official referee of the Coney Island Ath letic club, received a dispatch from Judge Newton, now in Washington, stating that Jack Dempsey and mysterious Billy Smith, the conqueror of Tom Williams, the Aus tralian, had been matched this morning to fight for a purse of $6.000 and the welter weight championship of the world at the Coney Island Athletic club, June 30. Dempsey, the judge says, will leave his home in Portland at once and begin train ing for the great contest at some point near the clubhouee. Dempsey has' now fully recovered his health and strength and is in the best of spirits. He is re ported as clever and shifty as ever and capable of putting up the fight of his life. BosToN, May 8.-Bob Fitzaimmons called at the Globe office to-day and left a deposit for a match with Alex Greggains. The stakes will be $5,000 a side and the largest pursee. KANtsAs CITY, Mai 8.-Jack MeAuliffe. champion lightweight, to-night cabled Stanton Abbott, of England, that he would accept his challenge to fight for a purse to a finish. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. Naw Yoax, May, 8,-Edwin Booth, no cording to the attending physicians, is still improving, and they assert that he will re f cover. LoanoN, May 8,--African Explorer Oswell is dead. He was the companion of David Livingston during the latter's explorations of Africa. lticxoNio, Va., May 8.-The city councIl appropriated $4,000 to defray the expenses for the interment of the remains of Jefler son on May 8L SPOiuNx, Wash, May 8,-The republicans won a victory in the municipal election yesterday, electing every officer excepting two counalimen. RoME, May 8.-The report that Monsig nor J. J. Kain, of Wheeling, W. Va., is to be appoInted conadjutor to Arehbishop Ken rick, of St. Louis, is confirmed. Mulasoonas. May 8,-The depositors and shareholders ef the Btandard bank of Ass tralia, which auspended paypsent on April 38, have adopted a plan of reconstruction: Curocoo. May 8,-Considerable alarm was ceased to-day by two Are calls at the World's fair. One proved to be In ma chinery hall, the other in the casino. Both were ettinguished withest lows to speak ef. Broosanmorox, Ill., May &-Mrs. Steven son, the venerable mother of the vies president, who was ill yesterday, passed a comfortable night. She is better this morning. The illness is not considered eicus. Nkw Yoiu, May 8,-John Wood, a Brook lyn furniture dealer, first lieutenant of Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage and supposed to be the financial pillar of the tabernacle. made an aseignment to-day. Liabilities heavy, assests $50,000. Tight mosey the eanse. CRACK RIFLE SHOT. WtatS. Partello, ht Toledo, Han made a Aeries of Remarkable heaves. The Toledo Blade publishes the following egarding an army offloer who was form. rly stationed in Montana and who has written a number of artioles for Tux Iw. IBPENDENT: Eighty-nine bull's eyes in suooession! she greatest rifle score on record. It was nade by Liset. Partello, now located in Toledo, who is the irst long range shot of the world. In fact. Lieut. Partello was appointed to his commission by President hayes from elvil life because of his re markable shooting. During hi. career as an officer he has headed nearly every team he has entered, and has won and held for yecre the record of the world. He hae over thirty medals. Most of them are gov ernment medals made in the mint. The Aret arose made by the government as a reward for special excellence was won by him. At Leavenworth, Kan., in September. 1882, he made the best score in a three days' contest and won a gold medal valued at 0150, made at the United States mint. As Washington. Oct. 1, 1878, he made the world's record at 800. 900 and 1,000 yards 224 out of a possible 225; fifteen bull's eyes at 800 yards, fourteen at 100. and fifteen at 1,000. Two weeke later he made fifteen bull's eyes at 900, completing the chain of fourteen bull's eyes in forty-five shots at the extreme ranges. He made at Creed moor in forty-five shote, 220 out of 225; forty-four cosecutive bull's eyes, but the last shot, from some unsaconable reason was a miss. This is the nearest the big score has ever been approsehed at extreme ranges. At Washington, Sep tember 1870, at 500 yards. a com plete score was made, ten bull's eyes, and at 600 yards forty-eight out of fifty, a total of ninety-eight out of 100. At Washington. Jan. 1, 1879, a complete score was made at 800 yards in off-band or standing position. This has never been beaten before or since. At Fort Keogh, Mont.; in a contest against record, he made thirty bull's eyes in thirty shots at 500 yards. Kept on and made eighty-nine consecutive bull's eyes. His ninetieth shot was a four, close to the bull's eye and then he stopped. Thousands of ambitious marksmen have been peppering away at these scores for years, but no one has equaled them. ON TRACK AND DIAMOND. Winners of Events Contested by Horses and Ball Clubs. WAsrNGoTON. May 8.-Benniugs track heavy. Five furlongs-Domingo won, Fajuive second, Galloping Queen third. Time, 1:053. Seven furlongs-Indigo won. Bellwood second. Happy Maid third. 'Time, 1:84. Six furlongs-Poor Jonathan won, Mar guerite second. Comforter third. Time, 1:18. Mile-Roller won, Doncaster second, Hostler third. Time, 1:19. Handicap hurdle, mile and one-quarter Landseer won. Margherita second. St. John third. Time, 2:18g. SAN FAkIxasoo, May 8.-Five and a half furlongs-Lodi won. Jim R. second. Huge not third. Time, 1:093j, Five-eighths of a mite-Realization won, Silver State second. The Lark third. Time, 1:03. Three-fourths of a mile-Elrayo won, Motto second, Cotton third. Time. 1:143j. Seven-eighth of a mile-Nellie .G. won,, Garcia second. Time, 1:29g. 'T'hree-fourths of a mile-Solitude won, Abi P. second, Sidney third. Time, 1:15. LONDow. May 8.-The 2,000 gninea race at Newmarket was won by McCalmont's colt Isinglass, Rose's colt Ravenebury second, duke of Portland's colt tEebarn third. There were ten in the race. NASHVILLE, May 3.-Track fair. Seven furlongs-Teaset won. Sam Farmer second, Cora Taylor third. Time. 1:323(. Eleven-sixteenths of a mile-tagner won, Freedom second, Costa Rica third. Timre, 1:10V4(. Half a mile-Buokrene won, Alberrie sec ond, Dart third. Time, :50!x. Five furlongs-Northwestern won, les peria second, Dutch Oven third. Time, 1:033. Six fu'longs-Deniselte won, Bucephalur second, Latitude tird. Time. 1:18K. LEXINGTON. Kr., May 2.-Ttack heavy. Attendance medium. Seven-eights of a mile-Interior won, White second, Azim Duke third. Time, 1:40. Five and a half furlongs-Salvation won, Imp British second, Sueette third. Time, 1:17. Mile-Puryeard won, Beatifice second. Clintie C. third. Time, 1:543''. Five and a half furlongs-Oscar won. Oliver second, Costello third. Time, 1:198%. Five furlongs-Patria won. Dookstadter second, Barbara third. Time, 1:17. Base limit. Prrvnmnuo, May 3.-To-day's game was featurelass. Pittaburg 2, Chicago 1. CINCINNATI. May 8.-To-day's game was tiresome. Cincinnati 17, Cleveland 12. Naw Yoax, May 8.-Washington-Brook lyn, Philadei'hla-Boston, New York-Balti more, and the St. Louts-Louieville games were postponed on account of rain. CRAZY OLD PENNOYER. An Insolent Telegram to Secretary of State Gresham. PORTLAND, Ore.. May 8.-The following telegraphic correspondece to-day passed between Seoretary of State Gresham and Gov. Pennoyer: WAsarNoTON. May a.-To Gev. Sylvester Pennoyer, Salem, Ore.: Auparently relis ble reports indicate danoger of violence to Chinese when the exclusion act takes effect and the president hopes you will employ all lawful means for their protection in Oregon. (Signed) W. Q. GRESARM. Gov. Pennoyer immediately sent she fol lowing reply: "I will attend to my business; let the president attend to his. (Signed.) Syl vester Pennoyer, governor." Gov. Pennoyer, speaking to an Assocl ated press reporter, said: "Gresham's tel egram is an menut to Oregon. I will en force the laws of the state and the presi dent should enforce the laws of congress. It comes with poor grace for the president to ask me to enforce the state law while be, without warrant, suspends the ezeluslon law." PERSONAL. W. G. Dybrie and wife will leave in a day or two for a year's visit to Norway. Mineral land commiessoner Ge.. W. Irvin came over from Batte last night. Manager E. Van Riley. of the American Biscuit company, has gone to St. Louis on a business trip. Departures via the Great Nerthern yes terday were H. P. Barden for Chicago, L. B. Kendell for Bt. Louis, Mary Hayward for Sionu City, E. can Kiley for Chieago, T. It. Kane for Austin. Mini. Miss Dolly Dean, who for the past winter has been teaching ia Manhattan, resigned her school there and returned to the eity Monday. She will spend the summer with her stater, Mrs. W. H. Green, of Hillsdale avenue. While the people of Manhattan regret her departure, her many friends here will be glad to weloome her back to her home. J. W. Anderson for Hambhrg, Iowa, Jo., G. Nichols and Annie Nichols for Clarke ville Tean., Francis Handle for Colehes ter, IlL. Mrs. Samn'l. Price, Rev. Mark Pa ruis and J. W. Elisenbrand for St. Paul, C. S. Stevison and A. F. Pratt for Chicago, and Geo. Hastings for St. Paul were among the departares via the Northern Pacific yesterday. CRUSHED UNDER A CAGE. The Twelfth Victim of Mining Acci dents Recorded in Butte Wednesday. Frank Punoheri Killed by the Dropping of a Cage From the Tdp. Mayor Dugan Comes Out First Best In ies Contest With the Butte Republican Alidermea. Special to The Indepoedent. Burx, 'May 8.-Another fatal mining ae cident oceurred here to-day. The accident was at the Travona mine, as eight o'clock this morning, the victim being Frank lPhncheri. on Austrian, 86 years old. Panqlsl was employed in sinking a shaft at the Travona mine, owned by W. A. Clark. He was working in the bottom of the shaft when the cage dropped upon himsand crushed out his life. A car of waste was being hoisted to the surface when the latch of the reverse lever gave way. 'The lever struck the engineer, threw him to one side, and before he could recover himself the cage had fallen to the bottom. The engineer in charge went to work at the Travona-only yesterday, and found that the lever clutch had been broken and a wooden wedge substituted. He notified Foreman Buckley this morning, and the foreman started for aiaonkey wiench to repair the damage, at the same time instructing the engineer to work the engine as best he could meanwhile. The verdict of the coroner's jury was that death resulted from a loaded cage failing upon the victim, the cage falling because of a broken catch attached to the reverse lever of the engine, and that said breakage and defeat was known to the en gineer and foreman in charge of the Tra vona mine. COME INTO THEIR OWN. Butte Democrats Fill All the Municipal Places. Speelalto The Independent. BUTrE, May 8.-Mayor Dugan, at to night's council meeting, managed to get the better of the republican majority. The re publicns had another canous this after noon and decided to stand pat for republi nans for the remaining offices. The mayor announced the same appointments that he did Monday night. On the vote to confirm Perin W. Irvine for city clerk, Driscoll, republican. and .Kelley, populist. voted with the democrats, making the vote stand eight toeight 'The mayor then cast his vote is favor, of- confirming and declared the appointment confirmed. Appeal was taken from his decision, when the vote was again eight to eight, and the decision of the chair was declared sustained. In making his decision the mayor read this extract from the municipal act passed by the last session of the legislature: "In case of a tie in any vote or proceeding of the city's council he shall have the cast ing 7ote, but not otherwise." The same procedure followed the appoint ments of Charles Lane as building in speotor and P. J. McArthur as superin tendent of streets. For health officer Dr. Haviland was again appointed, but this nomination failed of confirmation, the vote standing seven to nine. The galleries warmly applauded the mayor's decisions. The republicans threaten to teat the matter in the courts. TOOK HIS WORD, WHY? Had Evidence to Contradict It in Their Possession. Special to the Independent. GREAT FALLS, May 8.-Trouble in con nection with the construction of the north side sewers, which everybody hoped was settled some weeks ago when Mark Tuck, the contractor, agreed to go over the work and make good any defects, has bobbed up again. Last Saturday night the city coun cil allowed him an estimate of $3,000 after he made the usnal affidavit that all bills contracted up to date had been settled. Late that night he was given a warrant for the amount, which he promptly turned over to the cashier of one of the banks to which he owed considerable money. Now he is missing and has left about $2,000 in worth less obecks scattered among several mer chants and quite a number of his laborers. His bondsmen claim they cannot be held responsible as some of the specifications in the original contract were changed without their knowledge. Parties holding the worthless checks will bring suit against the city. The strangest part of this second chapter in the sewer scandal was the unusual action of the-council in accepting Tuck's affidavit that all bills had been paid, as only half an hour before the guardians of the city's wel fare had spent a few moments of their precious time disenssing the very matter of payment having been refused on some of Tuck's cheeks. BUSTLING 11I0 TIMBER. Times Lively sudt a Veritable Boom Not Far Off. Bpeclal to The Indeoendent. Bra Tmieusa, May 3.-J. H. Moe, the Lewiston banker, was in town to-day. Mr. Moe came overland. A new line of coaches to the Boulder mines has been started. H. K. LeveauL the manager of the ladepen deune mine, is the proprietor. The trip to the eamp is made in ten hours and the coaches will leave Big Timber Mondays and Fridays until the stampede begins, when they expeot to put on several coaches daily. This camp is bound to some to the front in great abase this summer. With an nonim ited number of prospects and three devel eped free millIng gold mines, no mining proposition in Montana equals it to-day. Work on the big irrigating ditch was started Satuiday under the management of T. K. Let. There are new in course of ereotion five bojinsee houses In Big Timber. Two of them are stone and the others frame. Big Timber is the beet tewn in the state at present. The telephone poles for the Montana Southera line are net as far as the Natural lridge. Two weeks more will see the line in shape for the tranesaction of business. The Sweet Grass and Boulder Blade will appear in two weeks under the manage ment of E. L. Boardman, late editor of the led Lodge Picket. Caught a swindler. Special to The Independent. MINtmILA, May 2."-An alleged railroad man named T. M. Smith was arrested here this morning upon receipt of a telegram from Butte. Smith is one of the partners in a emooth swindling scheme which was discovered in Butte yesterday. It appears that Smith was a brakeman on the train at the time the engine was blown up on Ana conda hill. Smith, with his partner, John McLean, whose right name is thought to be Dunn, sold a large number of tickets for a gold watch raffle, under pretense that the funds were to go to the sufferers from the railroad accident. They pocketed the money and left. Smith will be sent to Butte to-morrow morning. Lost Her Reason. Special to The Independont. BoUrDE.S May 8.-Late last night Fred Temple arrived at Boulder from Crow Creek, with his wife who had gone crazy and was unmanesable. She had a hearing this morning before Judge Showers, who sent her to the Warm Springs asylum. Mrs. Temple went crazy over revival meet ings that were being held in the neighbor hood of her home a few days ago. Drowned Near Chinook, Special to The Independent. FORT BENTON. May 3,-William Matheson was drowned at his father's ranch near the month of the north'fork of the Milk river, just east of Chinook. yesterday. He was crossing the river in a boat, having on board a harrow, when the boat swamped. His father tried to save him, but the effort was futile. The body was recovered last evening. GOTHAM BANKERS BLAMED. Thought to Have Started False Rumors for Mercenary Motives. NEW YOuK, May 8.-The World says that Senator Jas. K. Jones, of Kansas, was in town last night, and referring to the con ference recently held by Secretary Carlisle with New York bankers, said: "I apprehend that an erroneous construction has been placed upon what the secretary told the bankers. According to reports, which per haps they circulated themselves, he de clared his intention to render the Sherman silver law so obnoxious to public sentiment that it would compel congress to repeal the act. Of eourse Carlisle favors the reveal, but he is not the kind of man to go to work deliberately to make this or that law un popular. The conduct of the New York bankers during all this scare of cold exportation has been at the least unpatriotic. They have tried to force the secretary of the treasury to issue bonds, but he has bravely with stood them. I know that throighout the country there is the greatest wse en* q wards the New York bankers fr their t fusal to come to the aid of the government, and they are not likely to hear the last of it for some time to come." "Is it your opinion that the Sherman law is responsible for the large export of goli?" be was asked. "Is it not the fact that the balance of trade has been against us that accounts in a great measure for the exportations? I don't anticipate repeal in the next session, unless a matifactory substitute is offered. I opposed it when it was brought before the senate because I did not believe in making a commodity of silver. I would suggest a return to the Bland law if a compromise is to be made. I hardly think a free silver bill will become law next session or during the administration of Cleveland." NOT ANXIOU . Carlisle Says That There Is Plenty of Gold. WASBINGTON, May 3.-A reporter asked Seoretary Carlisle to-day whether, after looking over the condition of gold in the west and his conference with the Chicago bankers, there was anything to say regard ing the financial situation, Carlisle said: "There is nothing to be said. Affairs are in the most satisfeatory state, and the de partment is not anxious. There is plenty of gold that can be utilized." He added: "I made no absolute arrangement while away for the acceptance of any gold by the treasury." An official statement of pold in the treas ury, made to Secretary Carlisle for use at the cabinet meeting this afternoon, shows, gold in the treasury, $97.401.000; gold in transit, $556,000; total, $97.957,000. 'There n some talk of secretary Carlisle's going to New York for another conference with bankers there, but nothing positive can be learned about it. The total gold in the country, as estimated by treasury ofll crale, aggregates $613,000,000, of which $518,000,000 is in circulation. TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT. The Cuban Revolutionists, Twenty-nine Men, Lay Down Aries. LONDON, Ma, 8a-A Madrid dispatch says a oable from the captain general of Cuba is published in which he confesses that his forces are inadequate to quell the uprising. Instead of the 12.000 troops he I. supposed to have he has less than 8,000, which, under normal conditions cannot be considered strong enough, cavalry, which ate most re quired in a campaign of this sout, being especially weak. MAnain, May 3.-A dispatch from Cuba says the armed band, headed by the brothers Sartorius, yielded to the Spanish authorities. The band consisted of only twenty-nine men. The only armed fili busters still resisting the government are the leader of Calle and two men. One of the brothers Sartorious offered to negotiate for their submission. The revolt is now considered ended. Key WUST, Fla., May 8.-The Cubans of Key West are astire and brimful of en thusiasm. Five hundred men met on a re tired portion of the beach last night and were addressed by prominent speakers, who called for volunteers. From eighty to 100 men then stepped out and pledged them selves to fight for Cuban freedom. Gale Fled Like the Wind. LARsAMn. Wyo., May 8.-City Treasurer Charles I. Gale left this city April 23 for Denver. ostensibly to have his eyes treated. The fact that he had fled did not become a matter of general belief until last night, when he should have been here to settle so counts with the city. An expert, after working all night, presented a statement this morning, showing Gale's indebtedness to the city to be about $18,000. This may be reduced $4,000 when the status of an overdraft is ascertained. His other debts are quite numerous. Crop Prospects Good. ST. PAUL. May 8.-Dispatches from South Dakota show that no seeding was done early and the late snow and rain have been beneficial. The prospects appear good for a heavy crop, while the seed acreage will probably exceed that of last year. North Dakota reports are fairly favorable. Min nesota has suffered the most, not over five per cent being in. The acreage devoted to other cereals and potatoes will exceed that of last year. MIGHTY BOSH OF WATER The Lewiston, Ohio, Reservoir Breaks and Lets Out a Roaring Torrent. Ten Feet Deep, Three Miles Wide, Irresistible in Its De structive Sweep Everything ia Its Path Demnolished and Carried Away-Further Catastrophe Probable-iloods Elsewhere. UnnAxA, 0., May 8.-The gruatest calam ity that ever came to the people of Logan and Hardin counties came last night when the Lewiston reservoir broke and turned an immense flood of water upon the residents along its course. A break of 200 feet wide occurred and the water came rushing down in a flood ten feet deep and three miles wide, completly submerging the country around and carrying everything in its way. In the course of the flood stood the houses of Jack S3mith and Wm. Devault and a large number of tenement houses and squatters' and bachelors' homes. All these were submerged, though fortunately every. body managed to escape from the danger. People fled in terror from their homes while the swift and rushing flood came on down the valley taking everything before it. A portion of the town of Port Jefferson was badly flooded. Quincy, Logansville, De graft, Pique. Troy and Dayton, also in the course of the flood, suffered considerably. Hundreds of families left their homes and fled out of reach of the comine torrent. 8o far no loss of life is reported, but when the floods subside it is likely to be re vealed that more than one unfortunate per ished. It is impossible to give an estimate of the lose. Farmer. are financially ruined. The latest reports to-night from the scene of the flood are reassuring and It is be lieved euch progress has been made as will prevent the further breaking of the reser voir, but the entire lower banks are satur ated and in a very dangerous condition. Should further rains fall no human power can pray an awful catastrophe. Telegrams were sent to the authorities at all threatened points to prepare for the worst, as weal as ihery hastily can, and hope for the best. iT. PAUL, Mry 8.-The Bohemian fiats are largely inundated to-day and likewise nearly depopulated, for not more than a dozen families now remain. The base ments are partly filled but no damage has yet been done. In West St. Paul, from the the Lafayette school building to the base ball park, extends a vast lake with many little islands, surmounted by small houses gp4 live stock. 83. Lours, May 8.-The river Is station ar here, but at Madison and Venicesou the east side, there is deep water, making many of the houses uninhabitable. The Venies ferry was bose all day removing the resi dents to St. Louis. The northern half of East Cnrondelet is still uninhabitable. WINNIPEo May 3.-A dispatch comes from Emerson to-night to the effect that that neighborhood is transformed inlo a great lake by the flooding of the Red river. The damage in Emerson is very heavy. Sev eral buildings were carried away and the merchants are moving their goods for the second time since the river broke. LITTLE ROK, Ark., May 8.-The river at this place continues to rise. Several large barns and outhouses and debris went down stream to-day. Water is pouring into the fields along the river as far west as Con way, doing mush damage to cotton crops. POUTSMOUTH, 0.. May 3.-The loss occa sioned by the overflow of the Sciotio river between this city and Waverly will aggre gate $200,000 by damage to grope, bridges, etc. i`PRINoiIELD, 0., May 3.-Two hundred houses were flooded and furniture ruined by high waters here. THE MUSICALE TO-NIGHT. It Will Be One That Alt Lovers of Good Musts Will Enjoy. There is no question of the appreciation of the excellent programme for the mus icale that will be given at the Congrega tional church this evening, if the sale of tickets is any criterion. But despite the large advance sale, there will not be any uncomfortable crowding, because the ad mission will be limited to the comfortable onpacisy of the church. In a programme in which all the parts will be rendered by sruch excellent performers it is diflicult to select any one feature as the particular one. The entertainment is under the anspices of the King's Daughters of the church, and is one that can well receive enthusiastic sup. port. The admission is 50 cents. The doors will oen at 7:30 and the musicale begins promptly at 8:30. The programme is: 1-Hungaalan Iancer, 8 7 and 8........ rahms Piano Duet. ricae r rado, Miss Cuthbert. 2-The 8pringtim .......... ....Iranz Aht Sot , Miss Holely,. 3-lire Dragon Fies..............Iliargeld Trio. Mrs. idolrnch'rridt, Miss liruoke. Mr. Hodge. %-answer. . eayn linrirtono solo. Mr. hv. I,. Lrgan.ý h -ln~trumental hioleotion ... ...... Quartette. Mr. C. ht. Arnold, Mr. Otto Zoeckle. Mr. Frank 'harpe, Mr. horne. ('lark. 6-khe Garden of leip ........ leaduoro Ie Lara bolo, Mrs. Wrboter. 7-Amor ..... . t. . ar..1 enanti had.t Mrs. Foote, bMiss btewart. 8-The htar ...... .... . Fa re odo. Mire. May. 13 -Hestl Theo on 'thy Mossy t'illow...... Start (Joartulto. Miss Wado. Mies lirt~oke. Mra. Avery, M~rs. Klotmsehtttidt. GREAT SUCCESS. President Cleveland's Opinion of the World's Fair. WAvnouwTaon, May 3.-Secretaries Greshe am, Carlisle, Lomont and Herbert resumed their ofiltial duties to-day and were over run with ofiloeseekers during the entire forenoon. A specIal cabinet meeting in the afternoon gave them a brief respite from the ordeal. When asked to-night for an expression of opinion regarding his visit to the World's fair, President Cleveland re plied: "We received a very cordial wel come, and everything that could be done was dose for onr comfort and pleasure. It was an occasion I shall always remember with a sense of genuine pleasure. I was much gratified at the eaterprise, still and taste displayed in the arrangement and appearance, and the sesults thus far at tained bespeak to my mind reaet success for the World's fair." Have Bogus Certiftoatee. WBesINGoToN, May 8.-The health offioer at Astoria. Ore.. to-day telegraphed the treasury department that the steamer Dan ube had arrived at that port from Hong Kong with 000 Chinese on board. These Chinese were destined for Portland. Ore. In the sourse of his medteal examinatioa he also examined some papers. and he ex presses the opiaion that nearly all of the G00 Chinese have bogus certifloates. As sistant Secretary Spaulding at once tele graphed the colleotor at Portland to eser Olse the greatest oautioa in ezamialag the papers of this baeh oe salestlials.