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PRICE TWO CENTS -I^J^Sft
TEN THOUSAND
IIoiueleM People in the Flooded
Dlitrict and Wone Coming.
MORE RAINS ADD TO DANGER;
:
And tlie Situation iu the lower
Volley More Alarming.
RICH REGIONS ARE LAID WASTE.
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ST. LOUIS, Mo.. April L-A special to
the Post-Dispatch from Greenville,
Mlas.. ssys:
Ten thousand people are homeless In
the good district*. Three hundred
towns sad cities are submersed snd
desolation reigns over this lovely valley.
A. dismal wsato of water now covers
the surrounding country on every
aide of Orcenvllle and the city Is to-day
s desolate Island connected with the
outside world with one slender thread,
a telegraph lint running tut from hare I
to Winona.
Water from the Vound crevasse Is
within a half mile of the city on the
north. From the Lake crevasse It la
one mile (outh and eastward. Black
llayou. Deer Creek, and Pl?h Lake are
ail out ot their banks and rapidly Alitor
<>p the entire country.
Railroad communication Is cut off
north and south. Tracks of the Valley
road and Southern road are washed
away In places tar a distance ot two
hundred yards.
Rosedsle. Gunnison, Bolivar. Huntington,
Mound and a hundred other
prosperous towns north ot here. Areola,
Hollandale. Wayside, Swift Water,
StonerlUe and Iceland, south and west,
together with a score or more of smaller
hamlets, are In the same condition.
Reports coming In here hourly from
all points in the flood district show the
situation Is rapidly growing worse.
OreenriUe will get considerable water,
perhaps not as much ss In UM, perhaps
more. It Is all a matter ot'tonleeture.
The bottom lands are full of water from
rains before the breaks occurred.
A meeting of the city council Is being
held at this writing at the Mayor'softlce
to take necessary steps toward the
aafety of the people, and for such relief
as can be afforded to the Hood sufferers.
DABQZg ISCZSUii.
Rain A gala Sw<IU Hi* Stream! la the Mle
! eUilnpl Villir.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 1.?The heavy
rain of yesterday and last niglit wan
general throughout this state and the
Mississippi valley. This downpour with
light rain* and melting snows In the
western and northwestern headwaters
will cause a steady rise In the upper
Mississippi and Missouri rivers according
to weather bureau reports issued today.
Within two days the upper Mississippi
is expected to reach a higher
stage than last we?k and will cause additional
floods on tiie bottom lands.
The river Des Peres has broken all
previous limits and flooded a large portion
of the city limits southwest of Forest
Park. The country thereabouts
looks like an Immense lake. The worst
of the flood extends as far west us Ellendale
station. From Howard's station
westward half a mile the tracks of
the St. Louis L San Francisco railroad
are covered with water, and trains of
the road are using the Missouri Pacific
tracks, which are about one fOot above
water.
The Cheltenham brick works and La
Clede rtre brick works, the East St. |
Louis smelting and refining works, and
a number of other concerns are under
water, and the different buildings
about the yards can only be reached by
boats. Several blocks of houses on
Sublotte avenue were flooded to the
second story and the police with boats
rescued about twenty people from them.
BAILB0AD8 TIED UP.
Traffic Practically S?i|Mn<Ud on Aceuvnt
of the Flood.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April l.-Rallroad
t raffle has not been so demoralized all
winter as it was thia morning, and the
situation did not improve as the day
advanced. The officials of the Iron
Mountain mad have completely lost
track of all their trains between here
Mid Texarkana. A message from De
Soto said that trains would be held
there until It was safe to run them.
Then the wires went down and nothing
ha# since been beard. There Is no rea?on
to believe an accident has happened
and no apprehension is felt for
the passengers and train crews.
It Is known there has been a landslide
near De Soto, and there have been
washout* at other point?. No trains
went out from St. Louis over the Iron
Mountain this morning and it was said
at the union station that none would
probably bo dlsputched before to-morrow.
The 'Frisco is also tied up, but trains
on this road have all been heard from
and the blockade is nearer St. Louis.
Number 6. the 'Frisco limited, due here
?t 7:r,o a. m., had not arrived at noon,
and no one could tell when It would.
All Missouri, Kansas and Texas
trains are from six to eight hours late,
and sre running slowly. Trains on the
Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern are
from one to six hours late. Superintendent
Richards, of the Houseman
electric lino to Merrlmac Highlands, returned
from an inspection of his road
this morning and reported the death of
a father and daughter, names unknown,
near Webster, a suburb of Bt. Louis, as
a result of the tremendous freshet durinjt
the night.
At Boonevllle fully two Inches of wnt<
r fell in one hour and large hall
nones did much damage in the country.
A rydone did much havoc fifteen miles
Houth of Boonevllle.
L0P18IAHA LIKE
Cnmparntlwly Vaf?? lint U la a 8trn??le.
ItoniiOrdcrat l? Kn|i In Jllilttrtani*
NEW ORLEANS, April l.?Up to the
present time ns far as known, the line
i>r Louisiana levees Ir Intact, but the
strain against them Is such that a
l?reak at any moment is .feared at almost
any point. Vigilance Is the prlco
of safety and the constant watoh for
weak pluces h.i? been the means of
averting several crevasses at dangerous
points. The MlouchlJig on the Algiers
side, Just below th(? city, has been repaired.
thirty thousand sacks of earth
having been used in making the place
secure.
Another weak spot developed at Jesuits
Bend, twenty, miles below the city,
du? to ?mvu ivn?h, caused by p*?*lng
?t?m?rfi, mm* of which run vary close
toVthe shore to avoid the swift. currortt
and drift. and the governor and mayor
have Issued proclamations. Galling on
them -to keep to the middle of the
(ream and run under alow bell*. The
heavy rain and wind of the paat two
daya which atlil continue*, liaa waked
the lereee and the people who are behind
them are growlnr indignant at the
beedleatnew ot the pilot* and are talking
of using arm* to compel them to
keep la the middle ot the river.
AlHrtaM) L D., InHRdxtftL ABERDEEN,
B. D.. April l.-The
whole north section of the state la largely
In an Inundated condition. Railroad
trafflo on tfie three *y*tems Jiavlns lines
here has been entirely abandoned. Aberdeen
store basements and cellars are
flooded. The Western Union Telegraph
office baa two feet ot water upon - the
floor. All tbe furnaces are out in the
ateam heated buildings. The occupants'
ot residences have In several cases been
toned to move out and hundred* of other
dwellings are surrounded by water several
feet in depth. Nothing like It baa
ever been known here before. The town
ot Westport, north ot Aberdeen baa from
two to six (set ot water on tbe principal
street*. Residence have either moved to
higher ground* or to the second-stories
oC their building*. Hotel proprietor* and
store keepers are carrying on their business
in second stories. At Foulktoo,
George Peck, eighteen years ot age, wan
drowned. The Pech House waa washed
way during the night into a creek and
m* a total lots.
Batter coiaiMon Un Night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 1.?The flood
situation in the Mississippi delta above
Greenville 1* decidedly better to-night a*
tn threatened loss of life and further destruction
of levees. The bait do*en fcrtvssses
on the Arkaiwaa and Mississippi
shores between Helena and Greenville
have drawn an Immense volume ot water
oat of the main channel, which Is spreading
Itself over the lowlands, but not with
that degree of rapidity that cut* off escape
to the Inhabitant* ot the low oountrles.
wab Axitorr nraniABtB.
UAIIhhIi Blookadsd King Oeorg* Hay
kaFtmdto DHlanWw A|?taitTark?y.
LONDON, April l.-The Timw will
yrlnt to-morrow a dispatch from Its
Vienna correspondent who says:
"A council ot the admiral* waa bald
to-day (Thursday) to determine whether
and when the Quit of Athenm Is to be
blockaded. All the power* have now
consented to that proposition, though
nothing has been decided with respeet
to the blockade of other Greek porta.
It la no secret that Kins George hu
formally stated to the powers that a
declaration of war against Turkey will
Immediately follow an extenalon of the
blockade to the Oreek coaaL This tact
cannot b* left out of consideration. it la
believed In aome quarters that If the
Gulf ot Atkaa* ? MUMS'* P3>vi*r
excitement will conwBwyKlng to.de-'
clare war, even If tola own judgment
and that of the cabinet were opposed.
This haa been a leading cause ot the
delay In securing an unanimous agreement
between the powers. There la no
doubt that In the event of a TurcoGreek
war the Intervention of the powers
would be suspended.
IB18H KKKBEE8 CHEERED
On the Announcement that the Turks
Fired on a Flag or Trace.
LONDON, April t?'There were loud
cheers from the Irish benches In the
bouse of commons to-day when the
parliamentary secretary for the foreign
ofllce, Mr. Curxon, confirmed the report
from Crete that a detachment of Turkish
Bashl Basourka at Retimo had fired
upon a flag of truce.
Continuing, Mr. Curxon aald the government
waa doing everything possible
to accelerate the withdrawal of the
Turkish troopa from Crete, though he
explained until the powers were In a
position to replace the garrison, which
(hey are now endeavoring to do, by tbe
dispatch of reinforcements, they were
not Justified In exposing the refugees at
the seaporta to the risk of a successful
attack.
There wax great excitement and uproar
In tha house while Mr. Curzon wos
Teplylng to the questions' retarding
Crete. The Scotch and Welsh members
objected to the employment of the
Scotch and Welsh troops In a
service repugnant to Scotland and
Wales.
Cheers and counter cheers and "Oh
sh&hie," punctuated the question ami
answers and the scene closed with J,
W. S. MacNelll, nntl-Parnelllte, member
for South Donegal, moving to adjourn
In order to <3111 attention to the
absence from England of th* Marquis
of Salisbury at the present critical period.
The motion was negatived without
a division.
lTEOOTIATIOm BE0U1T
For the Withdrawal of Tarklsh Troops
From Crete*
LONDON", April 1.?The Westminster
Oaxotie this afternoon publishes a dispatch
from Constantinople which say*
that acting upon the Instructions of their
respective government*, the ambassador*
of the powers have opened confidential
negotiations with the Turkish government
for u definite withdrawal of the
Turkish troops from Crete.
Important, If Trtit,
BERLIN, April J.-TJie Frankfort Zeltung
has received a dispatch from Constantinople
saying Greece has submitted
to the Turkish government a proposal to
purcha-w the Island of Crete. A dispatch
adds that the pottc declined to undertake
separate negotiations, declaring that
Turkey remains 111 accord with the European
concert.
Ureal llrllalii la Willing.
trrcuv-a Anril i.-JThe Fremdenblait
publishes a dispatch from St. Peters*
liurg to-day, which says that Great
Britain has notified Russia of her assent
to the admiral's proposal to blockade
the Gulf of Athena provided all the
powers assist in the blockade.
WESTERN BOADl
Ilia Agreement Formally Itatlfltd by the
KxteiiflveClfflcrri.
CIIICAQO, April 1.?The agreement
regarding freight matter#, which was
practically adopted yesterday by the
ewstetn roads, wm to-day formally ratified
by the oxncutlvo officers and l?i now
In effect. The freight vnattora took up
very little time lo-iky and the mooting
then turned Its attention tp passenger ufflairs.
The general passenger agents
mime days since reonmmended that the
western passenger association bo turned
Into a bureau of statistics and Information
am? ?he recommtinS*ifan was adopted
by the executive officer*. The only
change In 1n the working of the aH*orlatlon
Is that It will have hereafter nothing
to do with rates or their maintenance
There has not been a time In the last
three years when rates in the we*i, both
freight and passenger, were aa well
maintained ag at present.
:
THE TREATY.
Senate Concludes Caniiderution
ot Alt Amendments.
no Vote taken, however,
And Ha Ufti* VlXMi far lt- Ialau Aplml
Hontliarii SIMM Kuinplnl From fha
Oimllm of Uu Tmir-i FMol Vote
Objretd to by Mcnator Ckudltr-lil
DaMB't Feel I4k? XaklBff iPuMTntlf
With Comutry Wbow tui sra Now
Trained on ChrlitUm Batanorloi to
Throw Off ll? TarkliU Yoko.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April L-Tbe
Henato to-day In executive aealon concluded
Its consideration of *11 amendments
to the arbitration treaty. The
voting on additional amendments began
at 4 o'clock alter three hours ot debate,
and In the hour and a halt which
followed about a dozen propositions
were passed upon. Two only were
adopted, except some making verbal
changes. Ot those adopted, one. ottered
by Senator Bacon, exempts the
claims against southern states from the
operations of tho treaty and the other,
Introduced by Senator Morgan, eliminates
article 8 of the treaty.
Muoh of the debate to-day turned o|V
these amendment*. Their'1 supporters
contended that under the constitution
state claims could not be made the subject
of negotiations under a treaty. The
point was also made that the claims
against tnf 1-outnern staieR wore contraoted
during the period of reconatruatlon
and were not legitimate obligations.
It woo held on the other hand
that under the .amendments already
adopted. It would be Impossible to bold
the southern claims subject to the
tmty. Senators Gray and Lindsay
presented tha latter view. Many o( the
amendments voted down were directed
to putting limitations upon the first article.
Propositions of this character
were made by Senators Butler, Chilton
and Bacon, and all were rejected by the
uniform majority ot 0. Thla was the
result of a preconcerted move to sustain
the committee on foreign relations,
which takes a position against further
amending this article.
An Interesting Incident of the session
was Senator Chandler's refusal to agree
,to a final vote to the treaty to-day. He
called attention to the Associated
Press dispatches In regard to the situation
In Crete, and aaid.that be did got
feel disposed to enter Into negotiations
with a power whose guns were trained
upon a oommunlty ot Christians struggling
to throw oil the yoke of Moslemism.
He spoke also of England's conduct
towards the Boers ot the Transvaal
as deserving of condemnation, and
a cause for hesitation In the present
negotiations. Ht said He*would yrobably
In the end vote lor-the treaty, but
that he was not In the mood to-day.
Senator Hale ridiculed this view as
sentimental. He said that England's
relations to" other powers were not Involved
in the negotiations ot the United
States with England, and contended
that In International affairs It waa necessary
to take broad grounds and also
that It was sometimes necessary for
nations to adopt policies that would not
suit every man's opinions or conform to
our views of what was right and proper
in Individual conduct.
No day was fixed for a final vote.
in the ?ctate
Tariff Bill Jlec*l*?l?Hlawart'a Demagogy
and Morgan's Sarcasm Crop Oat.
WASHINGTON. April 1.?The tariff
bill passed by the house of represents'
tives yesterday was received by the senate
as soon as the session opened to-day.
There were no formalities as to Its reference
and without motion or comment the
presiding officer, Mr. Hobort. referred the
bill to the committee on finance.
Mr. Hale, (Rep., Me.), secured immefur
a joint resolution
directing the secretary of the navy to
uuo a government vmol or charter a
private vessel for the transportation of
contribution* of grain, etc., to the (amInf-Btflck?n
people of India.
Mr. Stewart. (Pop.. Key.), took occasion
to apeak briefly on the demonetization
of silver in India, brought about by
England, u on* of the chief causes of
the present lamentable condition of affairs
In India.
This led to a somewhat unexpected
statement by Mr. Morgiu. of Alabama,
whloh caused a temporary flurry.
Mr. Morgan said he fully recognised
the nobility of these benefactions. lie
had approved sending corn to Ireland
and to Russia. These humano movements
brought the world together in sentiments
of good will. "But." continued
Mr. Morgan, "I shall hope to secure the
support of the senator from Maine,
(Hale), when I Introduce a resolution to
send supplies to the suffering people of
Cubs, who are penned up in that island
through the harsh policies of General
Weyler."
Mr. Morgan expressed (he further hope
that Mr. Hole would bo found among tho
supporters of a resolution for sending
supplies to the people penned up In Crete,
through the tyrannloal action of the European
powers.
Mr. Hale responded that these question*
would bo met asthey aroee. There
was no politics 1n this resolution. It
voiced the general sentiment of Ood
speed to the relief for theso poor people.
The resolution war then agreed to without
division.
Senate Conftrmatlonii
WASHINGTON. April 1?Tlie senate
In executive session to-doy confirmed
Charlemagne Tower, of Pennsylvania,
to be minister to Austro-Hungary.
William S. Shallenberger, to be second
assistant postmuJter general; Penrose A.
McClain, of Penn?ylvnnla, to be collector
of Internal revenue for the First district
of Pennsylvania; Alexander Montgomery
Thaokara, of rennsylvaniu, to be
consul ot Havre, France, ami several
promotions In the army and nrarlno
corpii of the navy.
(' 1, tinnt Offered M lltiitorr
WASHINOTON, D. C., April 1.?Colonel
Fred Clrant, of New York, and son
of General U. 8. Grant, wna this morning
offered the position of unslstant
aecretury of war und has tho offer
nndor qon"ldorn;lon.
KOBE PLUMB DBOP.
Tlie rmlilrnt N?k? Important Diplomatic
stirt D'|?nrtinftiit IVomlnMlom.
WASHINGTON. D. C., April l.-The
President to-day sent to tho senate the
following nominations:
State?Andrew D. White, of New
York, to be ninljasMidor extraordinary
and plenipotentiary of the lTnlled
States to Germany; William F. Draper.
ot'Munsucliusetts, to lie umbassador extraordinary
<ind plenipotentiary of the
United states to Italy: Chandler Hale,
of Maine, to ho secretary of the embassy
ot th'o United States at ltomc,
1 Ji
Italy; Samuel L. Oracey, ot Mnuaabuaetta,
conaul of toe United State* at
Fuohau, China; Anson Burllngame
Johnson, ot Colorado, conaul of the United
State* at Amoy, China. Withdrawn
?Anaon Burllngame Johnson to bo
conaul at Tusbau.
Interior?Benjamin Butterworth, of
Ohio, to be commlwloner of patents.
Treasury?Oliver L. Bpauldlng, ot
ailghigun, to be aaslatant secretary ot
the treasury; WlUUm B. Howell, ot
New Jeraey. to be aaalstant secretory
of the treaaury.
War-Captain Robert W. Craig, algnal
oorpa, to be major.
Pnbllo Ihtl Matamaat.
WASHINGTON, April 1.?The monthly
statement of the pubUodebt ohowa
that a( the olose of business yesterday
the debt, lea* cnb In the treasury
amounted to tl,0OS.M!,2OO. a deareaaa for
the month of W.SJJ.IM. TUt decrease Is
acooumed tor by a corresponding Increase
In the amount ot cash on hand.
The debt Is reoapttuMed as follows:
Interest-bearing debt, I847.SW.960.
Debt on whloh interest ha*oeaaod since
maturity 11,855,700.
Debt bearing no Interest #77,87,091.
Total, ilMOnW.
Till*, however, does not Include 1607.701,473
in oertllioates and treasury note*
outstanding and offset by an equal
amount of cash In the treasury.
The cash In the treasul/ Is classified
as follows:
Qold, IU&.MMH. Silver, U17.?W,2U.
Paper, $151,057,504. Bond*, disbursing
office r> balance*, etc.. 117J31.Ua. Total,
trt,lM,75>. against whlcR there are demand
liabilities amounting to 1653,194,161.
which leaves a cash balance In the treasury
of litt.045.Wjjl
WaMVIrglaU Pamlsas.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
WASHINOTON. D. C. April l.-Penslon'to
West Virginia -applicants bare
been granted as follows:
OrlginaJ-rOeorge Rogers, Oflraer oounty:
Solomon Reed. Clay county.
' ' lfaa.ti.i.1. I
t>Upp4M7ieOUU?Vkureu * uvnam
county.
KfMomtlon out additional (special)?
William BmlMitli, Cabell county.
Reneral?WJ!ll*/n H, Hercules, Whesl^%orts
it (ntalal)-Tbomu A.Muilabjr
F?lrnront. t>
Original?Minor ot Samuel Watson,
T^Sftte county.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.
CuibtMn Ipri?ir>, iki XaM Health Hehit,
Almo?t Wiped Oil
MBADVILLE, Pa,. April l.-CSmbridge
Springs, a health retort, about
fifteen mile* from here m almost entirely
destroyed by Ore to-day, involving
a Ion ot one life and property loja of
$300,000.
At about 10OO this morning Are was
discovered la the notion store ot Mr*.
Wellman, on Mailt street and aa there Is
no flro 'department at the Springs, the
Names spread with wonderful rapidity,
soon taring the business portion of) the
ttfSfS at Its mercy. Assistance was requested
from this otty, Corry and Union
City. Enrlnes and reels were dispatched
at once, but before substantial relief
could be given, thirty business houses
and a doseh residences had succumbed
to the names. The total property loss Is
$200,000, with very little insurance.
Charles Hayes, a merchant, entered his
place af business while It was in flames
to sure some valuables, and was crushed
by falling walls. His body has not yet
been recovered.
Following are among the principal
loners:
Mrs. Wellman. notion store. 1300;
Burehfleld A Clark, ?,000: Boyd & BlyHtone,
clothiers, 110,000: Kile & Fllnclc,
general merchandise. 17,000: New Cambridge
hotel, Haggerty * White proprietors.
150,000: Root A Kelly, feed and ooal,
14,000; Carl Greaves, furniture, 15,000: E.
R. Blllock, meat market. H.OOO; poetoflice.
a total loss; C. P. McDaniel. photograph
gallery, $6,000; Bl yet one &
Rhoades, drugs, J5.000: A. E. Peffer ft
- . . - -? MAM. .TIMM T.V.
UO., WVIS IUIU **??,
dell, drugs, It,000; E. L. Burchard, jeweler,
Ji.000; Fellows & Hayes. general store,
14.000; Mrs. H. L. Brown, millinery,
11.00; Alice 4 Finney, clothing, It,000; A.
H. Drake, news and confectionery and
Postal telegraph olBoe, (2.000; J. R. Case
* Co., general stone, 110,000; Cambridge
News. Eckels Brother*, owner*, M.000: C.
A. Root, general atore, J5.000; W. R. Pal mer.
hardware, M,000; Cambridge Enterprise,
14,000.
Aiming the residents whone homes were
destroyed were;
E. Rust, H. If. Tanner, Mr. Faber, C.
A. Root, Carl Breaves. I. C. Drake. W.
R. Palmer. Dr. J. B. Hughes, Dr. J. H.
Gray and J. W. Ford.
The village presents a scene of desolation
to-night From the Erie railroad
tracks to Spring street. Is a mass of
smouldering ruins. At 4 o'olook the
flames were under control, having spent
their Jury upon the properties above
mentioned. Many persons were Injured.
The amount of Insurance on the different
properties could not be learned to-night.
WAHT CONSERVATIVE ACTIO*.
IflW York Chamber ofComiuerce Thinks
OliiglnyTarifflUtutoo lllah.
NEW YORK, April t-At the monthly
meeting of the chamber of commerce
to-day the report of the committee
on foreign commerce and the revenue
laws submitted the following report
which was almost unanimously
adopted.
"It is the opinion of your committee
tlint the business men of this country
desire nothing mom earnestly than an
extended period of rest and cessation
from continued tariff agitation, and
tariff changes. They realise tho fact
that the party In rower Is committed to
a change In the tariff In the direction of
greater revenue aud of higher protecHon.
They demand, however, that
...i.ni*u?r i'iiir and system* of taxation
ar?? adopted, they shall be so reasonable
and conservative, and nhn.ll so commend
themselves to the majority of the Intelligent
voters of the land, that the
tariff Anally adopted may l?e regarded
a* vettled, and not provocative of an
early reaction, rendering all business
calculation* and enterprise uncertain
and hazardous, retarding prosperity
and affording a welcome opportunity to
the advocates of free sliver coinage and
disastrous financial scheme* for the
spreading of their peculiar doctrines."
The report concludes with resolutions
advocating n tariff revision on the
above lines uml lnvUlngcomtnerclal and
trado organisations of other cities to
co-operato in urging their views on
Congress.
Itrfnirrf lo Take tlie Chances,
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
BUCJCHANNON; W. Vs., April 1.?
The trouble between the Alexander
Lumber Company and their employes
chronicled In thosa dispatches some
time since as being settled was renewed
this week. Yesterday many of their
roup refused fo take cheeks dated
abend and it* a result.the works have
been shut down Indefinitely. About
three hundred molt ait affected by the
shut down. The men have been refused
meals at the company's boarding house
sud much indignation prevails, as s result,
a
RIVERA'S FATE
Little Doubt that lie will be Shot
at an Earlv Day.
MERCIFUL SPANIARDS. THOUGH.
May Permit Him to Live Until -HUt
Wounds Heal.
THE ACTIVITY OF INSURGENTS
XoUgHMbli to Hi* Span lib KIM-Thi
CollNgM of tlM Chicago lUurd Cor*
rtajMmdanI Not PtrtnlU?d to Go totha
Scan* oftha KUltoff to IlacOTtr D?ul
Him'i Body and Xfltli-COMHI Onunl
Xm and tha IptnUli MlnlilW atlVaab.
I>|tw Ktqaeeted that lit be Allawed II
Dole.
NEW YORK, April t-X Havana
pcclal to tba World aay<: General Rivera
probably will be allot tfa aoon aa
General Weyler haa given order* that
ha be tried by court martial on the
pot Immediately. Ha may be put to
death Saturday, in aplte of fala woundi,
? -? ai
or me Hpanun may uuiv urew ium uiiu
hoot him.
The certain execution of thl* brave,
wounded prisoner of war exoltM Indignation
and dU(uat here. No other alleged
civilised nation la capable of aucb
an act.
Colonel Bacaliao who tried to carry
off hit wounded commander on hi*
hack, although himself wounded, will
die with Mm. It Is predicted that these
executions will provoke General Gomes
<o ahooc all Spanish prisoners hereafter
Instead ot releasing them.
The Cubans are not disheartened at
the lose of General Rivera. They say
General Roloff is In Pinar del Rio and
will beoome second in command ot the
whole army.
Insurgents in great numbers are coming
from the east and concentrating in
Havana province. They have plenty ot
ammunition and good cavalry. A World
courier from Santa Clara report* seeing
one column of 1.600 well mounted,
well Armed Insurgents passing west toward
Matansos.
This same courier says a very large
expedition has landed near Remadlos
and that the arms are Cor the western
provinces.
General YFeyler remains in Clentugoee.
He is better, but still sick and is
doing nothing effective.
Permission asked for Mr. Marriott,
colleague of Mr. Crosby, the correspondent
ot the Chicago Record, killed Is
the Held, to go to secure 'the body and
effects, has been refused by the authorities.
Minister De Lome wired the request
and General Lee seconded IL Mr.
Marriott took General Lee's letter to
the palace, but General Ahumada refused
to see him, saying that the request
could not be granted.
General Velaaoo reports that after (be
fight with the insurgents, during Whtoh
General Rivera wss captured, he pursued
the enemy to the heights of Brujo,
where the latter occupied a strong position.
but were routed, leaving six dead
on the Held.
Th. Hn.nHh ln~ m.IV Idllxl
ana eight men wounded.
A. dispatch from Matanzaa announced
the surrender there of Major Valllna.
Captain Barroto, Prefect Oaptaln Saldlna.
Lieutenant Vallejo, and fourteen
prlcatm of the Insurgent force*, capturing
the remains of what the Spaniard)
term the Barrato band.
From Cayodos three companies of
troops commanded by Col. Boy and Captain
Hidalgo, with fifty cavalrymen from
the plantation of Plura. have indicted
severe loss upon the Insurgents In that
vicinity, who retired In disorder. Lieut.
Col. Perec Blanco, one lieutenant and
four soldiers were killed, and fourteen
were wounded.
CPBAH BMOLOnOH
In (lie Senate Revives that Qintlon After
a Long Calm.
WASHINGTON, D.C ., April L?The
Cuban question was revived In the senate
to-day, after a long period of comparative
calm. Four distinct Cuban resolutions
ware brought forward In rapid
succession. The last and most-Important
one came from Senator Morgan, of
Alabama. It declares that a state ot
war exists In Cuba and announces the
policy ot the United States to acoord
both parties to the conflict full recognition
aa belligerents. Mr. Morgan gave
notice that he would call up the reso.
lutlon at the next meeting of the senate
with the expectation of securing
final action.
Of the other resolutions two were
agreed to. One of these, by Mr. Morgnn,
calls on the President for the letters
of General Gomes to himself and
Mr. Cleveland, and for other Information
on Cuban affairs. The other by
Mr. Mills, of Texas. Instructs the committee
on foreign relations to report
what obligations the United States has
assumed by compelling Cuba to remain
subject to Spain. Both resolutlona were
passed without opposition.
Still another resolution came from Mr.
Allen, of Nebraska, and proposed a protest
against the reported purpose of
the Spanish authorities to try General
Ruls Kevlera, the Cuban officer, by
military drumhead courtmartlal. This
led to an animated controversy between
Mr. Allen and Mr. Hoar. The latter
criticised "Inflammatory resolutions,"
and declared that the freedom of Cuba
>...1winrilml mainly by the "prod.
ding" and "goading" resolutions directed
against Spain. Tho resolution went
over to come up with the resolution for
the resognltlon of Cuban belUg?reno)r at
tho next meeting.
TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS.
There Is no change In the voting for
senator in Kentucky. Tile deadlock is
as tight as ever.
Hear Admiral John H. Russell, retlr*
ed. died yesterday in Washington. He
was born In Frederick, Md.t In 1S27.
The Beech Creek coal miners In Pennsylvania
say that If the now day system
la enforced there will be a general
strike.
The Millers* National Association
protests against tho 25 per cent advalorcm
duty on foreign silk bolting cloth
In the Dlnglcy bill.
A hall storm In tho vicinity of Mount
Vernon. Mo., did great dnmuge to property
and stock. Some of the hail
stones weighed ten and twelve ounces.
The receipts of tho United States
treasury in March were $36,217,662, and
the disbursements $27,212,!U>7, an excess
of $9,004,665, against a deficit of $2,2.1;!,000
In March, 1886.
The Japan and Argentine ministers
in Washington entered protests at the
state department against the Dlngley
bill, the former ugainst the silk schedule
and the latter against the duty on
hides and woolr- They made no threats
of reprisals, as has been stated.
OS. yPBXITOJ'l PUTS.
MytUrf OlMNd Aw?y-T??k Vnaali /A
Atl.i U)-MUI.IM.
Special Dispatch to the Inteliigenoer. ' Mi
MQItQANTOWN, W. V*., April
Tho my?lery em-rounding the deitt tri? a|
Dr. O. Dana Purlnton,. who was found T '
la a hotel at St. Louis, bo* toeeoclasr- ' /
e<l somewhat by a atatement of 'flt'OT
Louis authorities to relative* at
deceased here. The accepted theory ot - J
suicide is not borne out by th? ooaelns- i
ions of the officials, which or* that ka " '/
took prusslc acid, by mistake. 9t?
many rears Or. Purlnton had been *ub- f i,8
leot to attacks of insomnia. Dr. tiQMKO
fair, a brother physician, and a moot
Intimate friend of the deceased, said, la . ?
his testimony at the cdronerts Inquest,
at St Louis, that Purlnton ha* not ;
slept three hours for ten day* previous
to hii death, Last Saturday the** two
physicians were together and Dr. Purlnton
said then to his friend that be teH ?;
better than for several days past, and .
said be- thought he would have no 4UB? i
ouity in sleeping some that night.
Dr. Purlnton bas besn engaged In * V:i
the preparation ot an article on proasls
add. which he was to read before the
medical association this week and had
been making experiments with the
drug. (Saturday night he was in a pari
of the city where he bad to visit ton*
of his patients, ibortly after midnight - :
His home was quite a distance awtf. ,
In order to keep his appointments and
at the same time get several hoars'
sleep, he engaged a room at a hotel and .
left Instructions to be called, telHng the
clerk of his engagement with patient* >
and to be rare and call htm at the
-v.. hn?r H. hnA with Mm ?H?1?
one containing- prusslo scld, and the
other a soporific. Tht add vial wi
found empty when the room door wu
opened and the other ooe (till untouched.
It l? believed that after coin* to
bed hs did not go to deep as he had '
expected to do and got up (o take hi*
bromide. Both v^la, were of like ad*
and shape, and instead he took the poison
by mistake. Hla remain*. were
brought on from St. Louts and Interred
hero yetserday. It is said that ha was an
applicant for a choir ih Washington .
and Lee University.
ORIP OP THE Ltw"
Tigataal ug A-boat. i he aiautgsntsiy Basuh
or Hnrdtrui.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
CHARLESTON. W. Va., April L-Tbe '
meshes of the law are gradually gathering
around the parties Implicated la the
recent Montgomery murder. Last night
there were two more arrests made at'
Montgomery on the charge of oompHctty,
In the murder and one of them was a.
woman, Martha KIrby. The other (a
Man fori Nelson The two are said to
have spent the night of the Gibson murder
together In a school house, Maofort
Nelson Is said to hate made arrangements
to be on hand the night of the
murder and help in the job, but was absent
because of tbe circumstances stated.
The senitmeut'about Montgomery Is'
not healthy for any one Implicated in the
horrible affair, and the two prisoned .
named were taken to the jaU at Fayette-. - ;
vtlle tor safe keeping. More arresta still
will likely follow. < .
HUHIIHQTOlf ELECTION.
Berabllcaas Vlctorloai Dasplte Dwpwrtl
UuuRnomdUbfDnuciltk
Special Dispatch to the Intelligeneer.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va., April 1,-Ths
city election here to-day/ was a very hotly
contested one, tbougfclt passed ott.
with but little trouble. The Bepubttcans .
elected BKe for mayor, all the general
ticket and all of the six oocacOmen, tot
good majorities. The methods employed
by the Democrats, were desperate but
were offset by the watchfulness and thorough
organization of the Republican*
The Democrats chartered a steamsu
last night, and started up the river witfc
It loaded with colored votera. They were
overtaken and tills morning the ookreff
men returned to the dty and voted. Tba -3
Democrats then brought a great numbed
of colored men front Charleston to vot%'
but they were prevented from doing so,
BOPQHT IT8 WAT M.
NtwTork Jonrnal's Way ofQcttlB|1ato' ?$4
the Auoctated Ptcn>
NEW YORK, April L-The New York' %j
Journal and the Now York Advertiser ^
have consolidated under the title. The
New York Journal and Advertiser. M
" ?'
aDMNJoueu uki ummu
hereafter be a member of tha Associated . ':Q
Press. ' , '
W. P. Caruthers, publisher, makes til* following
statement to-night: "The
Morning Advertiser >ia to-day aold to
the Journal, which will appear to-morrow
aa the Journal and Advertiser. Thla
Inoludea the Associated Press moraine
franchise. . ".Js
"Tfce star Company owned the Sfbrn*
Ing Advertiser. The Commercial Ad'1
vertlaer retains the afternoon Assoc!ated
Frew franchise and will continue "t
to be published as an aggressive after- I
noon Republican paper."
?^ *7
Another Ttrrlbl. Twtator.
LITTLE ROCK. A,rk., Aprtl L-A' apeclal
to the Qasettee from Star City, .g
Lincoln county, says: About I o'clock
yesterday afternoon the people of Star
City wer aroused by the terrlDc roaring
of a full fledged cyclone. Kvxryoni' r
ought places of safety and In less time i
than It takes to tell It a terrible and de- >
tractive cyclone was dealing devastation
to everything In Its path, which
was from one-quarter to one-half mil* r
In width. It passed south of Star City ' !
about one-half a mile. Tremendous .
damage was done In all the surround;
Ing country.
Ths Oklahoma Cyclon.,
CHANDLER, Okla.. April L-X!; <'j
though the tornado struck Chandler
48 hours ago. very little search of the ;
ruins has yet been made, and It Is fear,
ed that the death roll may be considerably
Increased. Scores of Injured are
under the care of physicians who hare
come here from all parts of Oklahoma. '
A thousand people are homeless and
half as many are without m thing Jn
the world. Help on a large scale Is
needed. Search In the ruins Is necessa
- ?m
rlly low, and u im IISl III U1U ULKU IUU !
injured cannot bo made for sevanl
days yet. g >
Temporary Reduction. ;
TOUNG8TOWN, 0., April 1.-^ rt- .
ductlon of wagsa went Into effect today
nt the Mahoning Valley Iron Com*
pany'a plant. The cut averages 10 per
eept and affects the wages of all em- .
ployea who received more than $1 50 per
duy and were not protected by?the
Amalgamated Association. The re- '.-1
duct Ion la to continue in force until
Julyl. ,
Weather Forecast fcr Ts-day.
For Went Virginia?Partly cloudy woaUi> or;
probably local showers In western poiv
tlon; southeasterly winds. , \ '\v:
For Western Pennsylvania?Fairrsoutty r:&
easterly winds; slightly warm err. ?ft
For Ohio?Generally fair: possibly looal
showers in extreme southeast portion;
wanner In northern portion; southeaattrly; . -t,
winds.
ViMtl Temperature.
The temperature yesterday as observed
by c. Schnepr. drumrlst. corner Market
and Fourteenth streets, waa as follows:. $
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