Newspaper Page Text
ADVERTISE IN THE CLAB
-siflod columns ol Tub Hkeau), 3d Page; advertise menu there only cost Five Cents a line. , VOL. 36.—N0. 68. IOWA UNDER WATER Many Towns Submerged and Much Damage Done. A Succession of Storms Turns the Rivers Into Torrents. Eight Lives So Far Known to Have Been Lost in the Flood. / Miles or Hall road Track Washed Out and Several Bridge* Carried Away. Thousands of Acres of Wheat Kulned. A woo luted Press Dispatches. Cherokee, lowa, June 24.—The ter rors of the Johnstown flood were in part repeated in this place today. Seventy five houses were carried out of sight in a Niagara-like torrent. How many lives were lost is yet a matter of uncertainty. A terrific cloud-burst, thrice repeated, and amid almost a hurricane, are what consummated the dread work. The storm, which began last night, appears to have swept in a vast circle over north western lowa fully 100 miles in diame ter, with Cherokee as its center. Up to 10:30 tonight, owing to the de struction of the wires and railroads, only the vaguest reports have reached here from the devastated territory to the west, south and north. AT CHKKOKKE CITY. The damage here, taking into account the relatively small size of the town, is enormous. Most of the destruction in Cherokee waß wrought by an extraor dinary downpour of water from the sky. The flood carried off, apparently with out effort, the big trusses of the bridge on the Illinois Central, and with the bridge went 400 feet of the trestle ap proach. Tonight the Little Sioux is at the highest stage ever known. The best information indicates that ttie Illi nois Central rails are under water con tinuously for many miles on the Onawa branch, and that the havoc, both to the roadway and bridges, is something sel dom paralleled in railroad history. THIRTY-FIVE! MILES OK FLOOD. Minneapolis, June 24. —A special to the Tribune from Sioux City, lowa, says: The terrible rains of last night and this morning have almost devastated this portion of lowa. No roads are running trains from this city east. The Floyd river valley is inundated for thirty-five miles north of this city. Many houses in Lemars are flooded over the first floors, while the towns of Merrill, Hin ton and James are in a worse condition. Thirty-five miles of track on each of the Illinsis Central, Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City, Minneapolis and Omaha, and Sioux City and Northern are flooded north of this city, with bad washouts at Lemars. TIIOU&ANDS OF ACRES INUNDATKI). The Little Sioux river bottom at Cher okee is entirely inundated, and thous ands of acres are under water. The water at Cherokee carried away many houses. On the Central lowa branch, 900 feet of track are carried out, and on the Sioux Falls branch seven bridges washed off. The Chicago and North western tracks in the Sioux valley are out for oyer half a mile at Sutherland. The same road is also washed out at Carroll. At Merrill, eight miles from this city, the Floyd riyer rose fifteen ieet in three hours, this afternoon, and tonight the flood is sweeping through the Floyd-river valley toward this city, devastating hundreds of acres of ciops. The manufacturing townß of Leeds, Lynn and Lewistown are in its course and will be submerged by morning, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. Tonight hundreds of families on the Floyd river flats in the city are moving out onto higher grounds. The railroad companies have abandoned their yards and shops, and engines, cars and all kinds of material have been re moved to higher ground. The stock in Union and Central stock yards, packing houses, railroad shops and many houses will be partially under water and great damage will be done. The wires east and north of here are all down. SOUTH DAKOTA. Reports from South Dakota are that the Vermillion river is out of its banks and flooding thousands of acres of grow ing grain. The storm at Sutherland last night at 7 o'clock destroyed fifteen dwellings, four warehouses, and several barns. The people took to caves and no one was injured. All of the county and railroad bridges are washed out. EARLIER REPORTS. News Difficult to Obtain Owing to the Condition of the Wires. Waterloo, la., June 24.—Reports are received here by the Illinois Central offi cials of a terrible wind and rainstorm which passed last night along that company's lines from Storm Lake to Lemars, a distance of fifty six miles. All of the towns aie considerably damaged. Four persons were drowned at Cherokee and four at Correctionville. The depotat Calumet was blown down, and much damage to town property is reported. Sutherland, O'Brien county, a small station on the Northwestern railroad, five miles from Calumet, is reported wiped out, over forty buildings being blown down. The wires are all down, and it is impossible to obtain accurate information except through reports transmitted to railroad officials, and these are not always accessible. Reports continue to be received, how ever, confirmatory of the disastrous storm and flood along the Central. Cherokee was visited by another storm this morning fully as disastrous, though not of as long duration as that of last night. The Illinois Central bridge, about 250 feet long, across the Little Sioux, at Cherokee, went down under the rush of the flood this afternoon, to gether with several houses in the lower part of town. The reports of the drown ing of four persons at Cherokee and four at Correctionville are confirmed by a LOS ANGELES HERALD. dispatch from Superintendent Gilleas, of the lowa division, who is at the scene of the disaster. Amelia and Cherokee have both reported another storm breaking out at 4:30 p. m. THE DONPiEB PARTY TREASURE, One of the Survivors Will Lay Claim to the Find. TmruKEK, Cal., June 24.—William C. Graves, one of the Dormer party, visited Truckee, today, to make a formal de mand for the money recently found by Edward Reynolds and Amos Lane. The coins are recognized by him as being of the same character as those buried by his mother in 1846. He went to Dormer Lake today and pointed out the spot where his mother and the second relief party camped on the night before she concealed the coins. It was very close to the place where the money was found. Mr. Graves starts tonight for Sonoma county to consult with other members of his family relative to the advisability of commencing suit for the recovery of the treasure. ARTIFICAI. RAIN! Al 1,. Agricultural Department Experiments with That Object in View. Washington, June 24. —Further ex feriments were made this afternoon by rofessor Dyrenfurth of the agricultural department in testing the feasibility of exploding balloons charged with gases at a considerable height in the air, with the object of determining the practic ability of exploding dynamite in a like manner, and its effect in producing rain in case of drought. Three balloons, about twelve feet in diameter, charged with two parts of hydrogen and one of oxygen, were sent" 1200 feet, and exploded by means of electric cur rents transmitted on fine wire. The tests were considered successful. THEY THREATEN WAR. THE ARIZONA HOSTILES BECOMING MOKE TROUBLESOME. Lieut. Brett Hastily Calls for Reinforce ments from the Nearest Post—The De partment Does Not Think the Matter Serious. Las Vegas, N. M. June 24.—Further advices received here from Fort Win gate, 300 miles west, today, are to the effect that the trouble on the Navajoe reservation is increasing. Lieutenant Brett, who was sent with a detachment of troops to Keene canon, near Fort Defiance, to suppress the depredations of the hostiles, has dispatched a courier to the commander of D troop on the Zuni reservation to come to his aid as speedily as possible. Another courier has arrived at Fort Wingate with a special to the commanding ofli cer, for another troop of cavalry or all the cavalry available, as the hostiles are threatening war. OPINIONS AT WASHINGTON. Washington, June 24.—The attention of the war department was called this morning to the report that an Indian outbreak in Arizona was feared. Depart ment officials stated that it was not thought the trouble would amount to anything. WIRE WAIFS. Prof. Weber, the well known German scientist, died yesterday at Berlin. Reader has accepted Gibbon's chal lenge to box at the Pelican club for £200. The busines portion of Demersville, Mont., burned Tuesday night with a loss of $40,000. The assets of the commission mer chants Fowler & Co. of New York are scheduled at $573,000. The United States treasurer's state ment, issued yesterday, shows a cash balance of $44,508,000. The territorial reform school atOgden, Utah, burned yesterday. All the in mates escaped. The loss" is $50,000. The strike of the horse-car employees at Bordeaux was settled yesterday [ re sulting in a victory for the strikers. An action has been taken to place the Metropolitan Watch Company of New York in the hands of a receiver under a mortgage of $100,000. The Trenton China company of Tren ton, N. J., controlled by the same men who operated the Star Rubber company, has assigned, and a receiver has been appointed. The swimming race between Dalton, the American, and Fisher, took place yesterday, and resulted in the defeat of Dalton. The course was between Dover and Ramsgate. The last issue of of the official London Gazette contains the order in council prohibiting the catching of seals by British subjects in Bering sea from yes terday till May 1, 1892. George Ward, the convict who led the recent break for liberty at Cole City, Ga., and who was one of the most noted safe blowers in the United States, died from his wounds. TROUBLE ANTICIPATED. The Washington Coal Miners' Strikes * Not All Settled. Seattle, Wash., June 24.—Work was resumed at the Black Diamond mines this morning, the miners having come to the terms of the company. A special to the Foat-Intelligencer from Gilman says that the strike there has taken a serious turn. The Seattle Coal and Iron company has brought ejectment suits against the strikers, and has been quietly securing a number of miners to go into the stopes. Several men were sent to Gilman this morning on a train guarded by detectives. The men were met at Gilman by the striking miners to the number of about sixty. By threats and persuasion the incoming men were dis suaded from working. A special train with an additional force of guards left here tonight for the scene; The feeling is very strong at Gilman, and serious trouble is anticipated. Irrigating the Desert. San Francisco, June 24.— R.J. Hin ton, special agent in charge of the irri gation inquiry, arrived here today. He' says that the'great Colorado plateau cani possibly be made arable by means of ir rigation, thus adding 50,000,000 acres to the arable area. He says that the Bear valley system in this state is the finest irrigation system on the continent. THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 25, 1891.—TEN PAGES. COMMENCEMENT DAY. Rieardo Trnmbull Addresses the Yale Graduates. He Asks Their Sympathy for the Cause of the Insurgents. Chief Justice Fuller- Makes a Speech to the Harvard Men. A Statue of Archbishop Hughes Unveiled at St. John's University—Four Hundred Students Graduate at Yale—Berkeley. Associated Press Dispatches. New Haven, Conn., June 24.—The one hundred and ninety-first commence ment of Yale university was observed today at Center church. Degrees were conferred upon over 400 men. The val edictory address was delivered by Nathan - Glickman, of Chippewa Falls, Wis. At the Yale alumni dinner this after noon among the speakers was Secretary Noble. President Dwight, in introduc ing Ricardo Trumbull of Chile, who is in this country representing the congress party of Chile, said : "He is a membei of the warlike family of Trumbull, who gave good account of themselves in rev olutionary days." Trumbull said,among other things,' At home we are now in the throes of a civil war. For sixty years there never has been a revolution, but today there is in that once happy country distrust and danger. By the machinations of corrupt men, who plotted while we slept, there are now war clouds in the sky. These men unblushingly demand bribes. They are men who have shut up the courts and set aside the law. I know that we in our own struggle will have the warm support of Yale, for Yale men are lovers of liberty. We want a government something like that of the New England states. We believe that you are with us in our struggle for the right." Theoutburst of applause which followed Trumbull's speech rattled the windows of the old Alumni hall, continuing two or three minutes. OTHER COMMENCEMENTS. Chief Justice Fuller Makes au Address Kefure the Harvard Alumni. Boston, June 24.—The weather for commencement day at Harvard was per fect, and the time-honored observances of the day were carried out with the same spirit and precision as in former years. Governor Russell, Lieutenant Governor Hale and the members of the governor's staff were escorted from Bos ton by the National Lancers, reaching Massachusetts hall at 10 o'clock, where President Elliott was in waiting to re- ' ceive them. Among other invited guests was Chief Justice Fuller, of the United States supreme court. Within the thea ter was gathered the brilliant audience which always assembles to applaud the graduates and listen to the orations of their representatives. The following alumni officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Leverett .-altonstall, of Newton; vice presidents, Horace Davis, of San Fran cisco, Robert Lincoln, of Chicago, Henry S. Huidekoper, of Philadelphia; treas urer, S. Lothrop Thorndike, of Cam bridge; secretary, Henry Parkman, of Boston. At the alumni dinner tonight, Presi dent Elliott, Governor Russell and Chief Justice Fuller delivered addresses. The latter spoke of the wisdom of the framers of the constitution in declining to confer political power upon the judiciary de partment of the United States. Nothing has done more to commend that depart ment to the confidence and respect of the people than its scrupulous absti nence from purely political questions. at st. joun's college. New York, June 24.—The programme of today's ceremonies at the commence ment exercises at St. John's college, Fordham, included the unveiling of the statue of Archbishop Hughes. Arch bishop Ryan, of Philadelphia, delivered the oration. Berkeley's commencement. San Francisco, June 24.—The com mencement day exercises of the State university were held today at Berkeley, and degrees were conferred upon fifty one graduates by Acting President Kellogg. THE IRISH PATRIOTS. Justin McCarthy Will Retire From the Leadership. Dublin, June 24.—The retirement of Justin McCarthy from the leadership of the Irish party is expected directly John Dillon is released from jail. Mc- Carthy, it is generally admitted, has proved to be a cornpfete failure as a leader of the Irish Parliamentary party. His friends assert he was unable to give much attention to his duties, and that he always recognized the fact that the position he accepted as leader was only a temporary one. Cork, June 24.—1n the action for libel brought by Campbell, secretary to Par nell, against the owners of the Cork Her ald, the jury today awarde d Campbell $1250 damages. FARNBLL AND MRS. O'SHEA. The Ex-Leader Obtains a License and Is Married on the Quiet. London, June 24.—1t is currently re ported that a special license to marry Mrs. O'Shea was obtained by Parnell", but it is said the Irish leader is experi encing difficulty in obtaining the serv ices of a clergyman willing to overlook the fact that Mrs. O'Shea is a divorced woman. secretly married. It is reported in the lobbies of the commons tonight that Parnell was married to Mrs. O'Shea last Thursday in the strictest privacy. Squire Will Not Take It. Washington, June 24. — Senator Squire, of Washington, has been sum jmoned to the Capital, and it is stated he Jias been tendered the position of minis ter to China. Senator Squire's friends say that he will not give up his six years in the senate for any foreign mis sion, but if the president wants bim to recommend a good man he will do so. JULIUS CAESAR OUTDONE. A Chilean General Twice Crosses the An des With His Army. Santiago de Chii.b, June 24. —A di vision of.the Chilean army, accompanied by General Stephen, the Balmacedist commander, which has twice crossed the snow-covered Andes, has rejoined the main body of Balmaceda's army af ter recrossing the Cordilleras at the height of 12,000 feet above the level of the sea, and with the snow twenty-two feet deep on the mountains. All Were Acquitted. New York, June 24.—At the trial to day of the New Haven railroad directors for misdemeanor in heating their cars with stoves instead of steam, the judge instructed the jury to acquit all the de fendants except President Clark. At 9 o'clock this evening the jury, after con sideration, acquitted President Clark also. Governor Kulkeley Sustained. Hartford, Conn., June 24. —Judge J. M. Hall in the superior court today handed down a decision in the suit of Austin Brainard, executive secretary to Governor Bulkeley, against Comptroller Staub for the payment of salary. The decision is, in effect, the recognition of Governor Bulkeley's right to office. More Commissioners. Chicago, June 24.—Five world's fair delegates to Europe were appointed to day. They are ex-Governor Waller, of Connecticut; Senator Eustis, of Louisi ana ; Ferd W. Peck, of Chicago; Secre tary Butterworth, and General Handy. The commission is to sail not later than July 10. A MATTER OF POLICY. BHALL THE COINAGE OF STANDARD SILVER DOLLARS CEASE? Tomorrow's Meeting of the Cabinet Is Called to Discuss the Question—The Department Receives Suggestions. Washington, June 24. —It is stated on the best authority that the only ques tion to be considered by the cabinet at Friday's meeting is whether the coinage of standard silver dollars shall continue after tbe first proximo, and data on that subject is now being prepared at the treasury department. A great many communications on the subject have been received, a large majority of which favor the proposition. The only ones so far opposing It are certain New York bankers. The prevailing sentiment with the leading treasury officials is that the proposition will be adopted. It is understood that the question of the extension of the four and a half per cent, loan will be' disposed of next month. The offers so far received in re sponse to Secretary Foster's suggestions for au extension represent only about *3,000,000 of the bonds. A prominent treasury official said today that there is not the least doubt of the government's aoility to meet all its obligations during the coming fiscal year. THE KEYSTONE BANK MATTER. Fraudulent Stock Certificates Trans ferred to Men of Straw. Philadelphia, June 24. —The investi gation committee of the council this afternoon examined Receiver Yardslee. of the Keystone National bank, and he identified 2510 shares of the alleged over issued stock. It originally stood in the name of John C. Lucas, but was trans ferred by him to a number of persons. It subsequently transpired in the testi mony of another witness that the per sons to whom the stock was transferred were merely straw men, whose names were used when the stock was pledged to borrow money on. Wanamaker's name does not appear on the stock ledger as the owner of stock. Yardley had no explanation to offer why some of the fraudulent stock said to have been placed in Wanamaker's hands during Lucas's lifetime bears the date of 1800, nearly two years after Lucas's death. WANAMAKER'S NEW ORDER. A Board of Promotion to be Established for the Postomces. AVashington, June 24. —Postmaster- General Wananiaker today issued an or der relative to promotions in the post office department. It is ordered that there be established in the postoffice de partment a board of promotion, to con sist of the clerks of the various depart ments. In case of a vacancy occurring in any one of the grades of clerks, the said board shall determine and report to the postmaster general the name of a person who, according to the standard prescribed, is the best fitted in their judgment to fill the vacancy by promo tion, and such promotion shall be made irrespective of the influence of friends. The examinations prescribed shall in all cases be competitive. A GIGANTIC SCHEME. The Population of Iceland to Be Trans ported to Alaska. Detroit, Mich., June 24. —Ludwig Yon Dolcke, a noted Icelander who has been practicing medicine in Detroit for the last year or two, left the city Tues day evening upon an important mission. He is bound for his native country, and when he arrives there he will interview the government authorities upon a scheme for transporting the entire popu lation of Iceland to Alaska and there establishing a colony under the govern ment of the United States. It is under stood that Yon Dolcke will receive sub stantial backing from a number of capitalists interested in the development of Alaska, and that the United States government looks favorably upon the scheme. Fresno Has a Fire. Fresno, Cal., June 24.—Fire today destroyed the residence of John Church and communicated to the Advent church adjoining, the department succeeding in extinguishing the fire after the latter had been damaged to the extent of $4000. The total loss is $6000. As far as known there is no insurance. The Advent church was the finest religious edifice in the city. A suit with an artistic cut and fit, first-class workmanship and linings, can be had at H. A. Getz, 125 W. Third st. OUR SPECIALS THIS WEEK. $12.50 and $13.50 Mens' Suits, cut to - 89.4-5 $15.00 and $16.50 Mens'Suits, cut to - $12.15 $17.50 and $20.00 Mens' Suits, cut to - 514.30 These are without question the Greatest Bargains Ever Shown. See them in Our Middle Show Window, and Don't Overlook Our Line of BOYS' SUITS. Cor. Spring and Temple Streets. $30 9535 SUITS.^^^SUITS. V We have Just Received a very Large Stock of the Celebrated McGregor Scotch Suitings, in all the New Colorings, which we are making up to order in the popular Cutaway and Sack Suits, at the above prices. These Goods are Handsome and Durable. TAILORS AND FURNISHERS, No. 113 South Spring Street, Adjoining Nadeau Hotel. SOME OF THE REASONS WHY The Mutual Life Insurance Company OF NEW YORK IS THE BEST LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE WORLD, Because it is the OLDEST active Life Insurance Company in the UNITED STATES and has done the most good. It is the LARGEST and STRONGEST company in THE WORLD. Its assets exceeding one hundred and fifty millions of dollars. It has paid in dividends alone over eighty-five millions of dollars; an amount greater than the total dividends of the next two largest companies in the world. It has paid more Cash surrender values to its retiring members than any other company. Its total payments to policy holders exceed the combined payments of the next two largest companies in the world. It has more Insurance in force in the United States than any other company, and has more policies in force in the State of California than the next two largest companies. From organization to January L 891, it has paid back in cash to its members and now holds securely invested for future payment $451,370,159, OVER SIXTY TWO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MORE than ever received from them, besides paying all taxes and expenses for the past forty-eight years. A record not even remotely approached by any other company. It issues every legitimate contract connected with human life and its policies are the most liberal and profitable known to underwriting. For rates or description of the company's bonds, consols, and investment securities, or life and endowment policies, address, giving date ot birth, Southern Department, Pacific Coast Agency, Los Angeles, Calif., 214 South Broadway. Telephone 28. ALBERT D. THOyAS, Manager. GEO. A. DOBINSON, Local Agent. TjlOR HELP WANTED, BIT * uations Wanted, Houses and Rooms to Rent, Sale Notices, Business Chances and Profes sional Cards, see 3d Page. FIVE CENTS.