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VOL. 36.—N0. 68.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Lieut. Brett Hastily Calls for Reinforce
ments from the Nearest Post—The De
partment Does Not Think the Matter
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Justin McCarthy Will Retire From the
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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