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I She Wheeling Jl?|,s ^wfelK^encer.
I wiiE^y^srss^u^^?-?p^^rssr .'
By Congress for the Relief of the
Mood Sufferers.
Both Houses Act on It and the 1)111
Is signed.
Listening to n fkaracMrUtlo Sp??cli by
Jirrr OiutNncti Mptukrr
llNd tar Sol Appointing Commit te*?,
nit II* U hC l/pon Very lUrd by tha
>pMkw'a Dlinlfled and Poluitd Itrjoln*
tier?Jlivrt 9?*lon
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 7.-Th?
house acted promptly to-day on the
PreMldent'B message and adopted a
Joint resolution authorizing the secretary
of war to expend 1200,000 for the re*
Uef of the flood sufferer* of the Miss*
lsalppl valley. The moat Interesting
feature of the session was a passage be
tweeii Representative Simpson. the
Kansas Populist. and Speaker Reed.
Mr. Simpson gave vole* to the oppoul*
lion to the shaker's temporary policy
of inaction which has been smouldering
in some quarters, by speaking to u
ijue?tlon of privilege. He finlahed a
tlery denunciation of the speaker by demanding
that he uppoint the committn>s
of the house at once, and pme nutlet
- thai he would prevent any more
attempts to do business by uuanlmous
Several Republican tin-tubers attempted
to stem the tld?> of Mr. Simpson's
attack, but Mr. Heed seemed to
:!?s<re to hear It. and declined ?o interfere.
He listened calmly to the speech
and then with his usual cnlmncsM und
lucidity replied that the speaker was
merely the Instrument or th?* house,
that he had enforced what he supposed
to be the policy desired by the
majority and that the house had power
to command the speaker if it disapproved
Of his ?ourse. The Republicans
expressed their approval by a round of
After the President's message had
been read Mr. Catching* (Dem , Miss.)
vked consent for the immediate confederation
of a Joint resolution authorising
the secretary of war to distribute
rations amnnj the sufferers. It appropriated
*200.000 for the purpose, and au
inonseu mc wvicmr) m t'liipiuy me
government steamers and other boats
f?n the Mississippi river in transporting
and distributing the supplies and
also such other means as he might deem
necessary for the purpose of distributing
supplies contributed by the government
or individual-*.
Mr. Catching* spoke briefly on th?*
subject, raying that the Pre/iltlent had
been in communication with the governors
of the flooded states, and was in
aympkthy with legislation for their relief.
He referred to the precedents for
congressional relief in 1H82 and 1SX3.
Mr, Walker (Rep., Mass.) was Inclined
to object. Mr. Walker said that
Mr. Catcblngs should present some Reason
why the states affected by the
fiooiIn should not bear the expense of
faring for their own people, to which
Mr. Catching* replied that there was no
authority under their constitutions for
the legislatures to disburse money for
such purposes.
Ill* KocklrMliutntiMii Knlrrf?lii?.
The Mississippi sufferers having been
disposed of. Mr. Simpson (Fop., Kasl
furnished the house with his entertain
roont. Mr. Simpson had endeavored to
Secure the floor Immediately after the
i<?utlne business, announcing that he
desired to speak on a question of privilege.
"I have read an article In the
Forum by Senator Hoar which reflect*
on the hooM ?>f RpmenUUvei, and as
a member of the house I desire to enter
my protest."
The newspaper article was exceedingly
fiery In language and when it had
been read Mr. Steele (Rep., Ind.) Jumped
to his feet shouting: "This 1k ?<>
question of privilege, and I move that
the house now adjourn."
The Republicans were not ready to
adjourn and they cried: "No. no"
Speaker Reed very calmly ruled that
"the motion cannot be entertained at
"When It was stated In a newspaper
during the Fifty-first Congress that
members were s sen drunk nr. the floor,'*
Mr. Simpson said, "that was considered
h '|uestlon of privilege." Th*? point he
now raised, he declared, was one of
higher privilege. Thereupon he waved
aloft a copy of the Forum and proceeded
to read rapidly from nn art Me by
Senator Hoar, entitled "Has the Senate
"I represent a large dlHtrlct," shouted
the Kansan. tossing down the mag
aslne, "and the refusal of the speaker
to appoint the committees of thin house
deprives my constituent* of the
right to do bus!new. I propose to rise
here an<l protest against thl? autocratic
"In the Fifty-first Congress the power
of the minority to protest hod been
tnk"n away and the speaker given veto
power." Mr Simpson continued. "It
"?; unsafe to give one man such pow
i for where one defrpot of one hundred
might use his power wisely; the other
ninety-nine would prove bad deHpots."
Kpeakrr Rrffil'n llrplv.
There was a profound silence when
Speaker Heed began tr? explain his polity
"The house will perceive that the gentleman
from Kansas (Mr. Simpson) has
made no proposition whatever upon the
vli'WH, ami th?? chair ha* thought perhap?
Jt wM bf?t that the matter ahould
be stated and that the houiio ahould
eonMder It. So far aw the power of the
"l**nk?*r i* concerned, every one who
lia* made the subject a matter of < ?>??fl'lftition
underKtandu that that I'Ih
j\h'a ?*v is solely th?* power ?>f the house,
I Htid th?- houxe can ut any moment
eliange the action, which Its representafive
nt to In'lnlKo 1/i.
"It Iff not a rar/? cane that the apeak*
?r haa not app^intod committer* nt
once. A Congrean which wag called together
under circumstance* something
like the present?the Forty-weeoudwaa
presided over by a very eminent
mnn. Mr. Hlajtv, and he declined?not
declined but [did not fit?to ap?
point committee*. The matter wan
brought up In the hoUne and he gave
hi' futon* therefor ami th'fe reason*
were appj"oved by the houne; ut leant
no action was taken by the houne on
the subject.
' Th? i" are about one hundred and
lifty new member* In the houne. lTnder
ordinary circumstance*, the occupant
>>f the < hair hes time from the fourth
day of March until the tlrat Monday In
December to obtain Information In regard
to hin foilow member*; but under
the present clrcumfltance* there ha*
been no opportunity. We have been
railed together In extraordinary *ex*lon
?fid the i|Upntlon v.a?, what waa th"
beat < ouree to puraue; whether u e
?hould wait In iippolntlng the committee*
until BUCh time an would rnako appointments
moru aultablc, or whether
Ukt public service waa S auch a condition
that that ought to be done. Now, the
chair has had full consultation with
the vurlouN members us ho has met
them upon the mibject. and until this
morning ho supposed that It was the
unanimous feeling of tho house that It
was not necessary 10 appoint the committees
In haute, because the public
service did not demand It. The chair
la sorry to see that any jfcntleman In
the house has lent himself to the suggestion*
which are sometimes made
outside of the house with regard to the
power of the occupant of the chair. If
the house thinks that any occupant of
the chair la not carrying out its wishes,
In not acting as Ita representative, the
remedy Is In the hands of the house at
any time: and the chair cheerfully welj
comes any action on the part of the
house, whose reprcsetatlve he Is.'*
(Prolonged applause on tho Republican
At 1:20 p. m. the house adjourned until
in infi BEX*AIX-.
quick Acllait In ItaponittlMI to (lie
UMI'I MrMUffc.
WASHINGTON, April 7.-Cuba and
the Hood sufferers divided the attention
of the nenato to-day. The reading
of the President's mexfiage urging congressional
relief for the devastated re*
Kionn of the Mississippi river was followed
by the passage xrf a Joint resolution
offered by Senutor Jones, of Arlc?
ansa*, upropriatlng $l.V?.uo<? to be immediately
available for the Hood sufferers.
It was passed by the unanimous
consent of the senate. The plana were
changed, however, when the house resolution
Appropriating 3200,000 for the ,
Mississippi and tho Red river of the
North was received. This was accepted
in lieu of the former resolution and was
passed unanimously.
Mr. Morgan, of Alabama, resumed
his speech in support of the resolution ,
declaring that a state of war exists in
rtihn it was uneventful and failed to !
develop any renewal of the *harp per- |
Monttt conflict Incident to the debate j
KrroiiiincudlUK lo CougrcM ll'Hff for III*
||oiu?lcM and DcstlUaC Flood Mtlfrrvrs*
WASHINGTON. 1). C., April 7.?The j
President to-day sent the following .
message to the senate and house of repmtentutlve*:
To the Congress of the United States. 1
Information which has recently come
to m<* from th?* governors of Arkansas.
Mississippi and Louisiana. anil from (
prominent citizens of these mates and (
Tenness?*e. warrants the conclusion that
ividtMioread distrait. involving' the de
structlon of a large amount of property '
and loss of liuman life, haa resulted
from the floods which have flubmerg- 1
ed that section of the country. These '
are stated, on reliable author!'.7* to be 1
the most destructive floods that hove |
ever devastated the Mississippi valley. 1
the water UelitK much higher than the
highest stage It his reached before.
From Marlon, Ark., north of Memphis,
to Greenville; Miss., n distance of more
lUati 260 mile* bf river, ii is reported
there are now at least fifty towns and 1
village - under water, and a territory
extending from one hundred miles north
of Mem phi* to two hundred miles south
and from fivn to forty mile* wide. I?
submerged. Hundred* of thousands of 1
acres of cultivated soil, with growing i
ejeops, are included In the submerged ,
territory. In tflhrsmioa wtono then-or- ^
from ?0.009 to co.m people whose prop- ,
erty has been destroyed and who*4'* .
-- *??%? Kuan uttc ru<nrl*il rSfllU'inU
crops have been ruined. thousands of
cattle have been drowned. and the inhabitants
of certain areas threatened ,
with starvation. As a great majority of '
the sufferer* are small farmers, they
have thus been If ft entirely ?l?>xiJtut?-?. !
and will l>e unprepared for work, even
after the floods have subsided.
The entire Mississippi valley In Ar- !
kansa* Is flooded and communication 1
with many points cut off. In Mississippi
a like condition exist.-. The levels in 1
Louisiana, with a single exception, have
held; but the water is rising, a rut the '
situation there Is reported as being ex- '
tremelv critical.
Under such circumstances, the citizens
of these'Statea look for the co-operation
and support of the national '
government in relieving the pressing 1
case* of destitution for food, clothing
and shelter, which nro beyond ibo reach
of local efforts. The authorities who '
have communicated with the executive i
recognise that^their first and most en- '
ergetitf duty Is to provide ns for as pos- 1
sible the means of caring for their own ?
cltixeos; but nearly all ??f them agree '
in the opinion that, after their resources i
have been exhausted, a sum nggrregat- J
Ing at least 1150,000. and possibly UOO,000,
will be required for immediate u*e. '
Precedents are not wanting that In
such emergencies as this Congress has
hrnnthf. (Ponornua and intelligent
I action, Involving the expenditure of
considerable numa *?f money, with satisfactory
ivsults. In 1*74. I&OO.OOO was
appropriated, and in 1882, J3.V.000 wan ,
also appropriated for relief in the same
direction, besldo large sums in other
yea r.-.
The Citizen*' Relle* Committer of
Memphis, which has taken prompt action.
has already cored for from 0,000 to
7.000 refugees from the flooded districts,
and they ure .itill arriving in that city
in targe number*, daily. Hupplies and
provisions have been fent to the various
points In .Arkansas nnd 'Mississippi
by this committee; but the utmost ;lmt
can be done by these efforts la to partly
relieve the most acute cases of Buffering.
No action has yet been t.iken for
the great majority of th? Inhabitants
living In the Interior, whose condition
has already been described.
Under these condition*, >md having
exerted irH'mfiMvpu *w m?* iun--nl
the Joeal outhorltles have reluctantly
confessed their inability to further cope
with thl* dhtreHainp Bltuntlm unaldcJ
by relief from thy government.
U has. there fori', ?eemed to mo thr? t
the representatives of the people shouM
be promptly Inforttied of the n?tore
anil extent ??f th? NUlTerlnK mid nei-r/y
of tlwtie Ktr'eken poo/??e, /mil I have
communicated thp.?e fare* In the hop-'
and belief that the l<?KlMlntlvo branch
of the government Will promptlv re-enforce
the work of the local author I Una
In the stui&? mimed.
Executive Mansion, April 7. 1897.
'I'll* I'rraltlunt Tnl?r? ? Hall fu Met Itrllcf
for Two or Tlirrx
WASHINGTON, I). f\. April 7 I'rrnIdont
MeKlnley aillxed hi* signature to
the resolution for the relief of the Miss
iMlppI flood j?i>rror?Ti? shortly tn-uirc o'clock
thf? fifternuon. and immediately
joined Mrs. M? Klnloy and the other
inemtiwn of the parly wnltins the
paMoti below for i ??* trip don n i e Po
tomac lit the whit** liotiao c.iirlaK''
ivm? iho Pre??!deiit and Ml'H. .MeKlnley.
Mr*. Haxton ami a maid. TUn .-' ??>n)
carriage wn* ocetiplad t?y tti?* I'rrnl
dent'a aecretary, Mr. porter and Mr*.
Porter. Th"*" and Or. ilat'-n. the Preldent'*?phyiMnn,
and Mm. Bates, cmnjroned
thf party. Dr. Anderwon. who l?
attached t<? the Dolphin, will also wale*
I'M- tiit?. Thoro wero few people wt th?*
white houne at the tlnv ami th<? ?1?-purturc
Wan without incident. Th<*
IniMiiK" ?>f I ho party bad preceded
them l>y half an hour. The trip will he
made In tho U. B. rt, Dispatch,
MliiHlctl With Rejoicings on Greek
Independence l)ay,
Greek* Reject Propoxal ot Knssiu
to Use Her Office*
Interne Excitement ou the Island otCjr- j
pr?i?The People of Greece Bent on War j
at Any coat-Ileporu of PlRhtlng-In nrRtiiu
lii Oreeee Notify Powers ot i
Their iMletilloii lo Attack Furl, and a 1
Frencfi IVarahlp Uuili (iaus* I
ATHENS. April 7.?Throughout yen- 1
llTllflV ovonlnir < Via nal<ii>M t\f ltlnif
(Jeorgo and Cnnvn Prince Constantlne
were biasing with light* and the city ,
generally wa? a ina*? of Illumination in i
celebration of the anniversary of the j
ileclaratlon of Greek Independence in ,
1821. Display* of fireworks were numer- <
ous and In all parts of Athens there were
patriotic assemblages at which warlike 1
' rations Were delivered, the *peaker? being
greeted with cheer* for the king and
for war.
During the evening there wa# a grand '
military tattoo, in which all the bands
In the city at their full strength took
part. The whole population thronged |
fbe gtrt'H* cheering everybody and everything
with enthusiasm, and at this
flour the crowds are ?tlll parading. Ringing
patriotic *ong.? and cheering for war
ivlth the Turk*. I
But in ?plt* of this probably unprecedented
demons'.ration of loyalty and patriotism
there .wen* no disturbance*
worth noting. The utmost good humor 1
prevailed and ttie dull*** of th*? i>ollce <
consisted mainly In attempting to re- |
strain the patriotic ardor of the dense
masses of people who pressed around the
palaces. ?
The miuare In front of the king's palace ]
?*asi>ackt-/] wJth people until a late hour,
?U clamoring to see his majesty and ,
shouting for war. i
During the day nine civilians and two j
Mlcemen were injured in accidents arls- ,
ing from the crushes which continued all
General Coneneos. a retired military
man and a life-long agitator, led die big- .
ceat crowd which marched to the king's
f?alace yesterday afternoon. It was evi- 1
lent from the excitement which prevail- I
rd that the people are bent on war at any j
L*ost, unles* all the demands of Greece <
ire acceded to by the powers.
The cabinet ministers assembled last I
evening and were engaged until a late
hour lu discussing the identical notes
ivhich each of the representatives of the
powers handed ywtndav <o M. Kkouates,
the Greek minister for foreign affairs.
Krjrclwl Offer*.
In the meantime It J* rumored that
iWslahas, la addition, made a separata
proposal to the effect that, If Greece will
consent to withdraw- her trooops from 1
the Inland of Crete. Russia will ajrree to
Iriirnl ut
Che Turkish troops from Crete ?> soon as
the Greek's evacuation ii completed, dad t
[hat Russia will further pmmlse that
Prince George of Greece shall be sent, as
x Greek prince, to organize the Cretan
ffend'nrmle. I
The Oreekr. according to the report, j
promptly rejected these propositions. ,
There uss Jnt?*n*e excitement yesterday
it Ijirnaca, island or Cyprus, where the j
rireek independence day was duly cele- i
tirated by the Greeks and others. In the ,
pvenlngr there was a torchlight, proces- .
slon to the Greek consulate and speeches
In favor of the union of th?? Island ??f !
C?rete and Cyprus to Greece wen? delivered.
The Turk.* were ipvutly Irritated ,
at this pro-Greek demonstration and a
conflict between th?? processionists and ,
the Mussulmans wn<? with difficulty ,
iverted. At Klaesona the Turkish head
quarter* In Macedonai thd t roops tvere ,
kept under arms from Ions before sun- rise.
The greatest tension prevailed
during the morning, but this feeling ,
gradually wore off as the hour-* passed ,
without any aggressive inov. aivnt upon .
the part of the Greek*. Birth Hides are ,
xmttnulng their war preparations. erect- (
Ing earthworks and other defences And ,
itrengthenlng their positions In the
The Italian oilicer in command of the
International fleet In Cretan waters to ,
l?- relieved of hi* command, is said, j
here, to be due to hi* opposition to the
plans draivn up fur the blockade of the
Tlrnl of WalllUK*
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Tjm llliiHtiatioi) nhowit Owwe nnrt Tuik
i!?? forfeit of KiiiK (Icorjjc and the Sultan a
HaIoiiIi'a itnd Arta, whit h Uu- l>HllK<'mi(H i
clpiiI i?ori* of Clroocc. which It ban boon r?
em, arc alito idiown, and tho relatlvi poult)
'iriay soon ho tho theatw* ot actum between
take place before long. uh the Turkish
ffov?rnm?nt lu?s plainly intimated to
the representative* of the powers that
the existing condition* cannot be allowed
to prevail much longer. Kvery
Jay of delay now benefits Greece, which
country wan not so well prepared as
Turkey for war. The German officer#
i)n the staff of Edhem Pasha, the Turkish
commander-in-chief, are not blind
to this fact, und are understood to have
made strong representations on the
However, the powers Interested In
preserving peace are still working
steadily in that direction and all kinds
uf pressure la being brought to bear
upon both Turkey and Greece In order
to prevent a clash of arms on the frontier.
In view of the possibility of a. blockade
of the Piraeus and other Greek
ports, the work of sending war material,
ammunition and stores has been ko
actively pushed night und day since
the threat was flrst made, that very little
now remains to be shipped to the
front, so that the ostensible object of
the blockade cannot be attained.
For a month past arms and ammunition
have been arriving here and elsewhere
from different foreign countries,
and all auch consignments have since
been sent where they were most rcqulr
The Identical notes of warning delivered
yesterday by the representatives
of the powers to M. Houses, th? Greek
milliliter for foreign affairs, have had
very little appreciable effect. The newspapers
to-duy declare that -they are
really of no practical value In rendering
the Issues more certain, because Greece
Ik well awure that the agreement betvreen
the powers Is quite fictitious.
A complete calm characterises th*
whole city to-day. although placards
have been posted In many places.
itrongly advocating war.
This evening military patrolj have
nurmlnrl th* ni iiiclunl at reels. The even
fnir newspapers censure the clamor for
ivur. ____
Intnrgriil* Nrrfe the Admiral* \otlce.
Wamhlp l*rr|(?rci to Flr? oiiThem.
CAN'EA, April 7.?The insurgents of
[he vicinity of KIssamo, nr the w?st*rn
Mid of the island, have written to the
foreign admirals giving notice that they
ire projecting an attack upon the fort
it Klssamo. The Turkish garrison there
tus asked for assistance.
Two ibou/tund insurgent# have crowded
around Sltia, ut the eastern end of
the Island and a French warship ha.*
ended five guns in anticipation of an
ittack upon that place.
BrttUte Omccr Shot At.
CANBA, April 7.?Rear Admiral R. H.
{{arris, of the British fleet, was* shot at
I>y a Moslem irregular, while crossing a
leld ne?r fiuda. The bullet plowed the
irrass at his feet. Thl? is his second es#P"-.
There were conflicts Ir. various parts of
the Island yesterday.
Fighting Xar C?ndl?.
CANEA, Crete. April 7.?Brink fighting
took place to-day outside of Can]la.
The insurgent?, in considerable
strength, advanced from four points
*nd attacked the Turkish outposts. The
latter maintained their positions with
[he loss of two men killed and eleven
Ocrlarrt) Off, au<t Ollwr'i fll?? llrtara to
Work alth* Hednetloit.
PITTSBURGH. Pa.. April 7.?Seventeen
of the twenty-eight puddling fur:iac??s
at A. M. By era & Company's rolling
mill, which have been closed down
t>y ? strike of the puddlers ogaIns: a
reduction of llfty cents per ton in the
[>uddllng rate, were started this morninir.
with non-union men. A large crowd
r?f strikers collected nbout the mill. i?ut
!?eyond Jwrlnn the new workmen when
they entered, there was *10 attempt at
Later In the day thi? rush for places
became ho ureat, that the ntrlkers were
frfpht?-ned and declared the strike oit
at both the Oliver mills. The old men
trill be taken back and work resumed
in full to-morrow at the reduction.
Presld<?it Garland, of the Amalgama;ed
Association, nays that by reducing
Ihe rate to Jt per t?>n Byer? & Company
liave violated their 'contract and under
the rules of the organization, the iner
rnnnot institute stilt# ajailnst the firm
for damage*. _
TlioVrnnnrlau Treuly.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 7 --Tonllrmatlon
of the reported ratitieatton
by tut- "Venezuelan congrcHH of the arblttation
treaty has come to the state department
from United States Minister
Thomas, at Cararcas, the Venezuelan
rupltal. in the following cablegram,
iated yesterday:
"Theaty ratified by congress to-day."
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re u wambling,'toRothcr with the ( uhh ??f
may occupy with theh' flMj*. n?e prinnportod
an* to bo blockndcd by the Jjowiomh
of Thonnaly nnd Macedonia. which
the lund force* of the Greek* and Turk*.
| Is the Title Due the Battle Sliip
Iowa on Trial Trip.
Who Get $200,000 Bonus for Exceeding
Contract Speed.
Over ?!? Govarnmcut CoiirMf Off (be
? "?i...t viftv
.'tklMlHHirill V???? "/
Feet of Ui? lUc? Affaluil Tl?? Worth
Vltty Thousand Dollars,>ud tha Moil
Formidable Uattle Kblp AflealHidi II.
' aud Dial was All.
BOSTON, April 7.-The battleship
Iowa. tHe last of the premium built battleship*
of the navy, earned to-day father
builders, Messrs. William Cramp &
.Son, of Philadelphia, 1200,000 by making
an average of seventeen even knots an
hour over the regular government
course off the Massachusetts coast In
the four hours' speed trial required by
the government under the contract.
4 lie iuwu uy nrr itiuuu
herself to be superior to either the Indiana
or Massachusetts by a conslderoble
fraction of a knot, and I* to-day tne
acknowledged .queen of the American
navy, If not the most formidable battleship
7he weather could not have been surpassed.
The ship got under way almost
immediately, the trial board coming
down from the city about 8 o'clock.
The ship headed straight for Cape Ann.
and after u run of over an hour, the first
mark was sighted, with the black buoy
not far off. denoting the beginning or
the 33-knot course.
At the very outset of the trial It was
evident that every one of the picked
crew was in dead earnest. The wake
left astern showed that the steadiest or
pilots. Lew Chambers, was at the helm.
I while the regular rumoie 01 me cuBu>ta
I and of the twin screws denoted that
another master hand, hidden from
I sight, wan directing the ponderous ma.
I chlnery.
| Then* was not the slightest deviation
| from the course as the ship rushed by
the second mark boat, making the leg
in 16:80. which was very satisfactory.
Jn the very next leg of the course the
ship showed whot was In her. for she
topped the 37 knots an hour record, by
I averaging a tenth over. This was still
further increased on th?? next leg to
I 17.41, but on the fourth there was a de,
elded falling off, which was decided in
the lost the speed running down to 15.85.
' For over on hour after passing* the
I flfth mark boat on the return, the speed
! of the battleship did not apparently
i vary a hundredth part of a knot. The
fourth, third and aecpnd legH of the
course were all made in exactly the
ntirl 4? aecondl
name nine, . uum?.<.. ...u .
bo that when the second mark boat
was passed. ihe ship wm only six nautical
miles from the finish and glory and
the reckoners had figured that, barring
accidents." she would make something
over 17 knots.
But there beforo Uw? ship was- the
"handicap of the ecrtfmp.-the?shallow
water, a tact, which had already held
back her sister ships, cutting: down
their premiums in more than one Instance.
The seconds ticked off steadily as she
hurled herself on, the mark boat and
finish In sight, but still miles away.
The margin over the twelve knots became
smaller and as the ship rushed on
it became a serious question whether
the ship could get to the line in time.
Fifty thousand dollars depended on the
spet.*d of the last fifty feet a delay of one
second might cut it off. The Iowa Just
did it and that was all.
Throughout the trial the boat behaved
admirably. The heavy turrets placed
well above the water line, gave her a
? ?" **? ? Indlnni OP
mum Kreairr nm %..v
Massachusetts, but except for this she
wan more steadier than the other battleships.
. '
Itrpabllrniia of Hhortr Island Klrrt Their
Governor liy I he l*arccst Proportionate
Plurality Ever Given.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., April 7.-The
stale ejection to-day was the dullest on
record. The Republicans were absolutely
sure of a walkover, and had there
been the usual response on the part of
the electors. Kllsha Dyer's vote would
have been one of the largest ever given
a gubernatorial candidate. As it was, he
has the largest proportionate plurality
ever received for a candidate for governor
in Rhode Island, estimated to-night
at 14.000. Th?* Republicans have generally
elected their candidates to the assembly.
?.? wwu??? ...
9u?n(rHv# TkaHiRIld XallvM RtvaH
Actual P?n?l?"
LONDON', April Dispatches from
Pretoria antl Delagoa bay fay that tlic
whole of Gazaland Is in open revolt.
Twenty-five thousand natives have rebelled
against the Portuguese government.
The principal rising is only
about forty miles from the Transvaal
b'Tl!erportuKUexe troops are moblilling
rapidly, and the situation Is regarded
as most serious. v
President Kruger. of the Transvaal
republic. has ordered his Brands to
be prosecuted for Insulting language ne
t In e.,.M.blntr of OtlM?n Victoria.
uavu i?? -
Teh-pram* from South Dakota nay I ho
flood in the Jim I'ver valley la the
wor*t ever known. Traffic in entirely
nuRpended and great damage la done.
Ml en Ida Gary, daughter of Pontmaiter
General Gary, ivan married In
Hnltlm?>i?N last night. to 1-rancla Eutranl
IVgrani. TU? wedding wan n
brilliant aoclul affair.
Mls? Wlnlfrede Martin, a wealthy
Baltimore lady. who died rrcently. bequeathed
n million dollars to Catholic
churehfH and rharlilca In Maryland
and California. She wan i halt glater
?>f the late Governor Downey, of California,
and Inherited her fortune from
hi in.
Mnverwir pfngr**\ of Michigan. Iwue*
m manifeato I" which he *ayn the M:?yi
. i. .. i..?\ n< msivair Detroit. <?u
111? porno.-t iti?* ticket, wan not a defeat
! t.?r him tthe fMwrnor). hut on evtdenccf
a ahotvlnfr that the |*?opl<?
want blnvullHm. Governor Pln&ree
1 \\H* rirctrt I gOYl*rj)nV on H U'Mtl
?iand;trd platform, while he waa known
to favor free ullver.
The dynamo at th?* Ohio penitentiary
[ l>urne<l <?tit last night. and William
I una-*. wh>? wax to have* l>ccn electro:
i-ot?'d thl* morning. ft?*t* an uneapect,..i
respite until repair* are mat!?. Haas
had the death warrant read to him yesterday
afternoon, after which he remimed
a gntne of checkers In* was playing
when the officer* came Itu
The Flood-Stricken ttoalb Appreciate! tko
Action of President .McKlaler andCan(it?
In Coating to Tlielr Relief.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 7.-Tho jo- .
preme test of the levee# eouth of Vlok?burg
and Arkansas City Is fast approaching.
The river at Vlcksburg baa
been falling for some days on account
of the rush of watw-s from the main
channel through the crevasse above Into
the Yazoo delta. Thl? water Is again
returned to the channel through the
mouth ot the Yazoo river and Its influence
Is being felt at Vlcksburg, where
.1 lu nn?? m.^lrlnrr hlvhar ? .
Hie Buv6'' *" uvn iuain?>B Hts urea.
Within a few days the crest of tha
rJsa will b*' opposite VJcksburg and tfea
channel will continue to deepen unleaa
the leveea break.
The Louisiana people keenly realise
the gravity of the situation. The da- J
Mtruction wrought by the water la tfea
St. Francis basin and the Yazoo delta
may be repeated In the Tensas baahi,
whlrii begins In aouthtaatern Arkansas
and extends through the northeastern
counties of I^oulslana. Material and
men are being hurried forward end the j
effort that had marked the work of
those In charge of the lower leveea has
been doubled. '1
Thu news of the action of the national
Congress in appropriating a large sum
for the relief of the sufferers waa grata- J
fully received nere ana cnrougnout uao
overflowed districts. The prompt &atkm
of the President and the secretary of
war Is especially commended. The cltl- ]
sens' relief committee issued the following
The citizens' relief committee of the ;
city of Memphis, having received offlciul
information from Washington that '.!
the government has appropriated 1200.000
for the relief of the flood sufferers
and that ho Id appropriation Is lmmedl- '
ately available, beg to announce that
their recent call on the public is hereby,
The cltixens relief committee take
this method of thanking a most generous
public for many donations receiving)
and to assure each and all that their
contributions have done an immense
amount of good atid have beea highly; rgj
appreciated." ^
There are .10,000 flood sufferers in Hel- ?]
ena. Ark., alone, and the water Is in ev- <j
?.oho.? from Helena to White IllveXa
Birgrota R?sca?d from a Prrllou Pod*
tloa-Th* Delta Overflow.
JACKSON, Misg., April 7.?The representative
of the Associated Press at .:!
Greenville, Miss., wires at noon as follows:
A telegnm from Stonevllle, twelve >
miles east of here, brought news last ;
night that 200 negroes were isolate<fron J
a piece of railroad embankment near '$
Bogue Phalla without food or shelter. 38
Relief was Immediately sent them and :$
they are now being cared for.
Yesterday evening a trestle on the |
Yazoo & Mississippi Valley railroad, 3
four miles north of Greenville was suddenly
swept away and two men who !
had sought shelter on it were preclpl- ;
tated Into the rushing torrent beneath. ? 1
One was drowned, the other rescued.
Htnstlon at Vlek?b*rg.
JACKSON, Miss., April 7.-A dispatch
from Vicksburg dated 1:15 p. m. says:
/The rise here Is increasing, owing to
the .outflow from the delta, and from ,i
this date the fight to hold the Louisiana ^
levees begins. It will be made with -the *'*?
1 ' mifllntlAn.
UUUUOl. Luuiufew aiiu ?IBOH
Fixed by the Joint TrmlBc AuocUUm
From the Mill* to tbc Frontier*
NEW YORK, April 7.?The man&|en
of the Joint Traffic Association hay* ;j
issued a ruling, fixing the rate on iron ;\j
and steel and manufactures thereof, :'jjj
from the mills to the Canadian frontier
at twelve cents per hundred pounds. -i
The schedule of rail and lake and cxlake
grain rates lias been extended to <>l
cover New England. From Chicago to J
Boston and New England points, the i
rate pn com is nine cents per bushel. 2
and oats Ave and three-fourths cents.
subject to change with any material J
change In the current lake rates to Buf- $
falo. On grain from lako Erie porta to 2
Boston, etc, rates are: Wheat, eight
cents per bushel; corn and rye, seren i
and three-fourths cents; barley* seven .
and one-fourth cents, and oats, four -d
and one-half cents.
To the AMoeJeted Freee-LUt of Hew ''
Euglaud Papers EnurtH|.
BOSTON', April 7.?The New England
Associated Press, a branch or tne united ; n
Press, has practically ceased to exist and J|
Its members and clients have Joined the J
Associated Press in a body. In addition
to those heretofore announced the fol- $
lowing named papers have signed ninety: ;q
year contracts with the Associated
Press: Boston Dally Globe, Boston Evenin*
Transcript. Boston Post, SpringfitM ,1
Republican, New Bedford Mercury.
Providence (R. I.) Journal. Providence ;>J
Gazette. New Bedford standard. New,
Haven Register, Mecidc* (Conn.) Re- ;
publican. Hartford Times. HartforJ
Con rant. Lynn Item, Fall River Globe, .<*
Fall River News. Brockton Times, New. ;
Haven Palladium, Bangor Commercial, < !
Portland Daily Advertiser, New Haven
Journal and Courier. St. Albans Messenger.
Merlden Record, Danbury News, >
Woonsocket Reporter, Hartford Sunday
Journal, Newport Daily News, Lowell *5
Mail. _ .U
The "Blind Pool" Operators.
NEW YORK. April 7.?It Is said the
- ? " ? r\.?? r'nmtvtnv'a . j
lOSSeS oy l lie El. o, i/rau vvHi|-?-? ? ..
failure will reach a million dollars, and*
that they full heaviest on day laborer*,
farmers, small business men, teacber#
and women In every class of life. 3
In the office of the company at No. 35 , "|
Hroadway, there is nothing of the .'.J
sftehte^t value. A <1 Ispntch from Roch- .?
ester to-nipht. denies that E. S. Dean Is ;;,3|
a resident of that city.
The postOfflee authorities have opened
mall matter which arrived Monday for
the company. It contained remittances "4|
amounting to over $:0.000. The letters -j
probably wilf 1k? returned.
Huns were in j>iu?resa lo-day on the . ?
Wall street speculative concerns whose ,!$
names hive been in various ways link- J
d with ihi' 1-1 S. Dean Company.which $|
was closed up by the sheriff on Saturday
last. _
Hirer*'* l.if* lavrd.
WASHINGTON, D. C? April 7,-Sec- v|
retary Sherman stated to-nlf?ht that
he had assurances that General Rivera,
the Insurant leader, would not be ex- a
ccuted. but would bp treated as a prig- ;J
oner of war.
IVratlin- Fotfcail ft* To-d?r.
For Wont Virginia, fnlr in the morning; ,*3S
probably rain In the evening or night; Jfl
iiortheanterly windy,
I-'or Waatern IN*nnftylvanla and Ohio,
probably fair In the morning; threatening ,Ja
weather and rain In evening or night;
winds ?nlftlng to easterly.
l,o? tt< TrmprrAturr. :||
The temperature yesterday an observed 3
by C. flchnopf. drugglat. corner Market
and Fourteenth ?tr<?<t#. wa? as follows: ;'.'m
7 a. m IS 3 P. m 53 ;9
i? a. m W \ 7 p. m M a
12 m i: | W?a ther?Chang'Ic.

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