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The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
Proceeding1* of tke Special Session.
In the senate on the 18th the constitu
tional amendment for popular election of
United States senators was reintroduced
and a resolution was agreed to Instructing
the committee on foreign relations to In
quire whether the islands of St Croix, St.
John's and St. Thomas of the West Indian
group could be purchased by the United
States. In executive session the arbitra
tion treaty was favorably reported....In
the house Mr. Jenkins (Wis.) Introduced a
bill amending the civil service laws so as to
provide that a civil service employe's term
of service shall expire at the end of five
The senate open session lasted SO minutes
on the 19th and was given almost entirely
to the introduction of bills. In executive
session the arbitration treaty was dis
cussed. A bill to permit the acquisition of
free homes under the homestead law on
lands ceded by Indians just as on any other
part of the public domain was favorably
reported, and the nomination of Charles U.
Gordon as postmaster at Chicago was con
firmed—In the house the sundry civil bill
($53,147,551) and the general deficiency bill
18,186,214) were passed. Mr. Dlngley re
ported the tariff bill and It was decided to
vote on the measure on the 31st inst.
The senate was not in session on the
20th—In the house the two remaining "left
over" appropriation bills, the agricultural
bill, carrying $3,182,902, and the Indian, car
rying $7,670,220, were passed. Mr. Maxwell
(Neb.) introduced a bill to encourage the
erection of mills for the manufacture of
sugar and sirup from beets.
It is generally believed by cattlemen
that 75 per cent, of range animals in
North Dakota and Montana have suc
cumbed to the winter. Pierre Wibaux,
a big cattleman of Wibaux, Mont,, puts
his loss at $1,000,000.
The steamer de St. Nazaire, which left
New York on March 6, has gone down
somewhere off the Carolina coast, and
as far as is known only four of the 80
people who took passage on her remain
The United States weather bureau
says that S00 square miles of the state
of Arkansas is under water. Thou
sands of people are homeless and de
pendent On charity and many have been
The Mail and Express newspaper in
New York has been sold by'the estate
of Elliot F. Shepard to Robert C. Alex
ander and Robert E. A. Dorr.
Washington Hesing, candidate for
mayor, sent in his resignation as post
master of Chicago to President Mc
The Indiana wheat crop will be 30
per cent, short of the average for nor
Cash wheat smashed all records for
the last six years in St. Louis by reach
ing the dollar mack.
In the orize flght at Carson-City^ Nev.,
between Corbett and Fitzsimmons for"
the •world's championship and a purse
of $15,000 the latter won in the four
In Philadelphia Frederick Franks
shotk.&nd killed his son William, aged
nine years, shot and fatally wounded
his daughter Amelia, five years old, and
then killed himself.
Wholesale charges of legislative cor
ruption caused Speaker Byers, of the
Iowa house, to resign until an investi
gation could be made.
Five toll gates were destroyed in Gar
rard county, Ky., by a mob of masked
James Lane celebrated his
day at his home in Chicago.
John Hull, an employe of the Erie
railway at Servia, Ind., shot his wife
and then killed himself. Domestic
trouble was the cause.
J. E. Crosby & Co., of Danvers, Mass.,
boot and shoe manufacturers, failed for
President McKinley sent to the senate
the following nominations-: Powell
Clayton, of Arkansas, to be minister of
the United States to
Mexico William M.
Osborne, of Massachusetts, consul-gen
eral at London John K. Gowdy, of In
diana, consul-general at Paris Joseph
H. Brigham. of Ohio, to be assistant sec
retary of agriculture, and Perry S.
Heath, of Indiana, to be first assistant
Near Marion, Ark., Etta Lix and her
four children were drowned in a flood.
William Fees, a farmer living near
Wamego, Kan., fatally shot his wife and
his mother-in-law, Mrs. S. H. Johnson,
and her daughter, and then killed him
self. Domestic trouble was the cause.
Fitzsimmons has decided to retire
permanently from the ring and settle
down in New York.
The floods in the Mississippi valley
were growing worse and the situation
in many towns was appalling.
Dave Pennington, a worthless charac
ter at Odebolt, la., shot and killed
Luther Traver, fatally wounded Mrs.
Frank Stoll, seriously wounded Mrs.
Hiram Johnson and then killed him
The passing of mutilated) or defaced
coins and tlte mutilation and deface
ment of coins has been made a crimi
nal offense by congress, punishable by
imprisonment not to exceed fiva years
and a fine not to exceed $2,000.
The levee 50 'miles below Caruthers
ville, Mo., broke and 17 persons were,
The gunboats Marietta and Wheel
ing, twin screw boats of 1,000 tons each,
were launched at San Francisco.
The Turkish minister has declared
'vacant the Office of consul of the Otto
man empire art Boston, Mass., held by
Joseph lasigi, who is under arrest on
charges of embezzlement.
The towns of Leeds, Lynn, James,
Hihtoii and Merrill in Iowa were flood
vf j^ed, and several drownings were re
The Michigan supreme court decided
k. unanimously that Gov. Pingree cannot
hold the office of mayor of Detroit and,
"J?% chief executive of the stat© at the Mggjir
Pa trick-Casey, Edward Hayes and
Hugh McBridewere scalded to death in
a railway collision in Denver, Col.
In Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa# Ne
braska, ,Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky
Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and
Louisiana the streams have been con
verted into raging torrents and the loss
of life is considerable and the damage
to property immense.
President McKinley accepted the res
ignation of Silas W. Lamoreux as com
missioner of the general land office.
The ninety-third anniversary of the
birth of Hon: Neal Dow,'of Maine the
famous temperance apostle, was cele
brated in Bostonby-the Massachusetts
Th.e district of Milwaukee known as
the Menominee valley was submerged
in water to a depth of over ten feet, and
a large n.umber of people were impris
oned in their homes.
A tornado at Utica, Miss., wrecked
many houses and J. O. Hill, a farmer,
was killed, and his wife fatally injured.
Miss Frances Willard urges women
throughout the country to boycott
newspapers furnishing extended ac
counts of prize fights.
There were 216 business .failures in
the United States in the' seven days
ended on the 19th, against 256 the week
previous and 261 in the corresponding
period of 1896.
The exchanges at the leading clearing
houses in the United States during the
week ended on the 19th aggregated
$957,180,625, against $925,145,384 the
previous week. The decrease compacted
with the corresponding week of 1896
John Davis, aged 16, and James Ed
wards, 15 years old, were drowned near
Chattanooga, Tenn., by the upsetting
of a skiff.
The tobacco factory of H. E. Roberson
& Son at Mockville, N. C., was burned,
the loss being $100,000.
A cyclone in Texas destroyed houses
at Piano, Denton, Hutchins, Itasca and
A cyclone swept over Lake Charles,
Clayton, Hornsby, Vidaliak and other
towns in Louisiana, doing immense
damage to property and causing the loss
of several lives.
Dr. Travis, of Eagle Grove, la., and a
farmer named Kirkberger were drowned
while attempting to ford the Boone
river near Webster City.
A bill introduced in the Kentucky
chouse makes it a high crime to interrupt
public speakers by tbrawjngeggs or
William Johnson was hanged at Ham
burg, Ark., for the murder of Henry
Hobson last June.
In boxing matches in Philadelphia
Edward Gibbons and Christian Kiel
necker were killed by blows from their
The long overdue American ship T.
F. Oakes, which left Hong-Kong on July
4 last, arrived in New York.
Treasury warrant No. 5,375, for
$277.78, was issued In favor of Grover
Cleveland, in final payment of his serv
ices as president of the United States.
Bee-Rainwater, a anger near Orrick,
Mo., murdered his wife,hiH mother-in
law, Mrs. William Artman Gentry Rain
water, his daughter, and John Thur
man, a stepbrother, and then blew out
his Own bra ns. Family trouble was the
Two daughters of John Ellenbeck, of
Holstein, Wis., aged six and eight years,
were- fatally burned by their dresses
taking fire froth a stove.
Floods were still doing great damage
in Arkansas, Tennessee and other south
ern states and in Hlinois, Iowa and Wis
The Kansas legislature adjourned
sine die after a ^ssion of 67 days, the
longest in the blstory of the state.
Springbok, the celebrated race stal
lion, died of paralysis at Cynthiana, Ky.
Rear Admiral G. J. Walker, of Wash
ington, reached the age of 62 years and
was placed on the retired list of the
Scott Jackson, aged 27, and Alonzo
Walling, aged 20, were hanged at New
port, Ky., for the murder on January 29,
1896, of Pearl Bryan, aged 22, who lived
near Greencastle, Ind.
In the six-day female bicycle race in
Chicago Lizzie Glaw was the winner,
making 240 miles.
Two" daughters, aged 13 and 16, of
James H. Morrell, were instantly skilled
by a falling tree at Mountain Creek,
Flames in the Conigsky business
block in Peoria, 111., caused a loss of
The boiler of a Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern railway engine exploded in
Chicago, killing Alexander Frank, en
gineer, and Edward B. Smith, fireman.
A fire that started in Cullen & Co.'s
dry goods store in Ottumwa, la., spread
to other buildings, causing a total loss
A passenger train on the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad wqs. wrecked near Oak
land, Md., and Gen. J. S. FulfcrtOn, of St.
Louis, was killed and ten other per
sons were injured.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL
Ignacio Francisco la Cruz Garcia, who
was said to be the oldest man. in the
United States, died, in Los Angeles, Cal.«
aged 117 years.
Ex-President .Cleveland arrived at his
home in Princeton, N. J., from his duck
Mrs. Mary Skilfingtoii died at her
home in Woonsocket, R. I., aged 102
AdamAdanjjcek celebrated his one
hundred and Hwelfth birthday* at his.
home in South Chicago, 111.'
It is said that the sultan, desiring to
preserve peace, has offered to withdraw
the Turkish garrison from Crete, and
to assign the island to King George, to
and administered by Greece,
with a recognition of the Imperial su
zerainty of the sultan, taking the form
of an annual tribute.
Grave news has been receivedin Lon
don regarding the sanity of Emperor
William and the possibility.that a re*
Seney to be established
The Dutch steamship Utrecht, bound
from Rotterdam for Java with 100 per
sons on board, was given up as lost.
Louis Day, Charles Scott and Esteban
Vinero, all Americans, have been re
leased from prisons in Cuba.
Oscar Cespedes, a native of Key West,
Fla., was released from jail at Cabanas,
Cuba, on condition that he leaves the
The Austrian gunboat Sebinico fired
upon and sunk near Candiaa Greek ves
sel loaded with provisions and muni
tions whiehwereintended for the Greek
forces in Cjrete.
The financial statement of India
shows'a deficit for the last year of 19,
870,000 rupees because of famine and.
The admirals. Issued a proclamation
to Cretans commanding them to lay
down their arms and promising them an
autonomous government. Troops were
on the way to Crete from Russia, France
Great Britain. France, Italy, Ger
many, Austria-Hungary and Russia put
in effect the blockade of the Cretan
A boat of the St. Nazaire was.picked
up by the steamer Creale, which ar
rived at New York the 22d. Six dead
bodies were in the boat. Not a live
person was in it.
The president the 22d nominated
Binger Herman, of Oregon to be com
missioner of the general land office.
A cyclone swept through Georgia
and Florida the 22d, killing a score or
more. At Arlington, Ga., the academy
was wrecked while school was in ses
sion. Eight of the pupils were killed
and many wounded. The town of
Blakely, Ga., was almost wiped out of
The Gleasoni block, at Lawrence,
Mass., was burned the 22d. Loss, 8100,
000. Eight persons were injured.
The supreme court has decided the
case of the United States vs. the trans
Missouri Freight association against
the railroads. The opinion was ren
dered by Justice Peckham and reverses
the decision of the lower court and
holds the anti-trust law of 1890 to be
applicable to railroad transportation
and the traffic agreement of the pool
The Mississippi penitentiary board
of control has decided to send all avail
able convicts to protect the levees in
The first practice game .between the
Minneapolis and Chicago base ball
clubs at Hot Springs, Ark., the 22d,
was won by Minneapolis.
For the crime of murder, in the kill
ing of Edward Paul and Jacob Hays, at
Wyoming last July, George Kelly paid
the forfeit of his life at Center City,
Minn., shortly after midnight of the
22d. The execution was the first which
Sheriff Anderson has been called upon
to officiate at, and it was a success,
the mandates of the law being carried
out without a hitch. Kelly was'a mar
vel of neave and selfposessioh,. and
went to the gallows without a.,tremor
and with unfaltering step, ^fbe body
was interred in the potter's field of
Minneapolis, March 22
WHIA5P—No. 1 northern 72 §, 724
No. 2 northern 71 fin 71%
CORN—No. 4...., 19
OATS—No. 3 white 15 «6
CATTt.B—Steers 3 20 @3 90
ows a 65
HOGS- 3 50 0
SHEEP—Mutions 3 10
L»mfcB 3 J5
BUTTER—Creamery, lirsis 16 & 17
Creamery, seconds 12 13
Dairy, fancy 13 a 14
Dair-v. choice ...» 9
MINOR NEWS' ITEMS.
Onyx in large quantities and, it is said,
of good quality, has been found in Hart
The acreage of land in Georgia has
decreased from 290,000 to 260,000, as in
dicated by the tax returns.
Skates that are locked on the foot by
pressing the heel of the shoe into the
heelplate of the skate have just been
George Peabody's donation of $2,500,
000 for London working men's houses
has increased to $6,000,000 in the 24
years since his. death.
B. L. Short, of Kansas City, Kag., can
didate for mayor,': was defeated'at the
primaries by women because he jilted
Miss Sadie Parsons and married another
The judges of the supreme court of
Florida draw straws for the position of
chief justice, the constitution of the
state providing that that official shall
be chosen by lot.
The first woman to graduate from a
Presbyterian theological seminary is
Emilie G. Biggs, who was awarded sec
ond place in the graduating class at the
Union seminary in New York.
Lorrin Av Thurston, formerly min
iirter from Hawaii to this country,
the importation of Japanese into Ha
waii is one of the gravest questions now
confronting the Hawaiian government.
The influence of the bicycle is in evi
dence in California, where a systematic
plan for good roads throughout the
state is being pushed by the bureau of
highways, which was established main
ly by the influence of wheelmen.
Mexico evidently sees the evils which
,may accrue to the country through the
idestruction of the timber. A commis
sion of five has just'been appointed by
President. Diais to report- on the best
means of preserving the timber
The New York court of appeals has
recently decided that a person who bets
on the result of any contest and deposits
the stakes in the hands ofanother has a
legal right to recover from the stake
holder the amount of the wager, no mat
ter how the contest may turn out.
New York's Christian league is turn
ing its attention actively toward tear
ing away the worst slums in the city,
tt will try to bring together the prop
erty owners and .the practical philan
t^rcpifitB^ wbo are willing to .^invest
j.wi si 'v
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WASTE BY WATKB.
Further Reports of Damage by
the Great Flood.
Levees Continue to Burst—Damage to
Property Estimated at Hundreds
of Thousands of Dollar's—Res
cuing the Imperiled.
Chicago, March 22.—Raging waters
jcontinue' to roll on in their work of
ruin. Death rides on the flood, and the
end is not in sight. Dams and levees
are crushed aside, lives are taken, crops
are swept away, stock is drowhed, homes
and shelters are crumbled, trees are
torn out by the roots, railroad tracks
are submerged, bridges go out in the
torrent and despair settles down with
the uncontrollable waters. All this is
in the farnr lands and other country
In towns the situation is more alarm
ing day by day. Hlinois is suffering
now. At Carmi Jacob Zeigler was
drowned in the backwaters of the Little
Wisconsin1 towns are under water.
In some cases factory fires are out and
city lighting plants are" submerged.
Tales of peril and hardship and dis
astrous outlooks come from Fond du
Lac, Ripon, Sheboygan, Beloit, Racine,
Plainfield and other cities. At Fond
du Lac all the business section is flooded
and basements are full of water.
Iowa is suffering intensesly. At Sioux
City all the low land is submerged and
th© Floyd river is on a bad rampage.
Every bridge on the Big Sioux between
Sioux City and Hawarden has been
swept out, and thousands of acres of
farm lands all along the river are under
the torrent. Towns that are suffering
worst are Rock Valley, Charles City, Du
buque and Keokuk, reports from these
places indicating that the worst is yet to
The harvest of the waters in the south
is bad, but how appalling can only be
guessed, as in most instances the lives
have been lost in out of the way dis
tricts, where ignorance and terror ex
aggerate the disasters and from whence
information is unreliable and very hard
to obtain. Memphis people have made
their city a haven of refuge for flood
stricken men, women and children. A
committee is looking after the needs of
the unfortunates who have lost their
homes and lands and everything is be
ing done to relieve their suffering and
ease their minds.
St. Louis, March 22.—Latest advices
from the flooded country south of here
state that the situation is hourly grow
e. Walls of water have beaten
down the levees at many points and
riparian dwellers' axe at the mercy of
the flood. Out of 38 telegrams received
here from the lower river but one re
cords a cessation of the rise. This was
from Cairo, 111., but the halt of the flood
there is due to the breaks in the levees
adjacent in Kentucky and Missouri.
The most disheartening intelligence
comes from the Iowa and Dakota val
leys of the Missouri river. Warm
weather has turned the snow to water,
which is added to the already over
flowed streams. Work on levee barriers
is practically abandoned in Arkansas
and Mississippi as useless.
The five steamers employed by the
Memphis relief were reinforced Sunday
government boats towing barges.
These steamers pick their way through
tree tops. The C. B. Bryan steamed due
west from Memphis 38 miles and re
turned with 130 people and a barge load
of live stock. At Austin, Miss., 40 miles
below Memphis, but two houses remain
on dry lund. From these 24 people were
rescued. Relief work is now occupying
more attention than endeavors to fight
the flood with levees.
Unconfirmed rumors of great loss of
life are met at every hand, but the death
roll cannot even be approximated till
the flood subsides. The situation is in
deed gloomy with small prospects of
Memphis, Tenn., March 22.—The
levee for a stretch of 15 miles from and
south of Osceola, Ark., went all to
pieces Sunday. There were some 12 or
15 breaks, in extent from 200 to 1,000
yards, and the water from the over
burdened river is sweeping over the St.
Francis basin, to return to the river
just above Helena. They are also
fident of One or more breaks at Luxora,
same side, but above Osceola. Most of
the women. an4 children had already
left Osceola, only the men remaining to
strengthen and guard the levees. These
were taken across the river to the Ten
nessee side, which is secure by reason
of a tall bluff. Belojv, also on the Ar
kansas side, there is a break at Modoc.
Along the Mississippi front every levee
is reported intact and in no immediate
danger. Engineers here are rather
dubious, however, about their holding
out, though every material break on
the opposite side is relief to just that
extent. The, areas of farming lands,
submerged through the breaks already
occurred aggregate well up in the thou
sands. No drownings reported Sun
Sioux City, la., March 22.—The flood
situation in this territory, is slightly
improved. The Floyd at this point is
again within its banks. The ElkliOm,.
at Norfolk, is falling, and the Jim and
Vermillion rivers are no higher. The
Big: Sioux is. still coming up and work
ing great damage between here and
Sioux Falls. The Missouri is high, but
not over its banks near here. It is still
Oft. for Cuba.
New York, March 22.—A Press spe
cial from Punta Gorda, Fla., says at
midnight Friday night one of the
largest expeditions that ever left this
coast sailed for Cuba from here laden
with arms, ammunition, hospital sup
plies, 1,000 pounds of dynamite, hand
grenades and many other articles of the
kind.. The supplies have been coming
here for the last week and were hidden
by good and trusteg agents up the
Peace river on the islands there. This
is the fifth expedition," it is kaid, that,
haa jfefcen sent off here undetectea in the
PINGREE WILL NOT KEStQN.
Miehlffan'i Governor to Keep Out of
Detroit's Mayoral Contest*
Detroit, Mich., March 22.—Gov. Pin
gree will not resign the governorship
and will not be a candidate for mayor
of Detroit at the special election April
5. This negative programme was de
cided upon at a meeting of the governor
and several of his advisers, which con
tinued nearly the whole of Saturday
The "old man," fs his excellency is
familiarly called by his.followers, want
ed to vindicate himself as against the
supreme court decision in ousting him
by permitting the republicans to nom
inate him for mayor, believing he would
be triumphantly reelected. Most of
his advisers at the meeting, however,
especially those from other parts of
the state, insisted that it was his first
duty to remain governor to the end of
the term and not permit Lieut. Gov.
Dunstan to succeed him.
After hours of discussion the chief
gradually came around to this view.
The meeting finally decided to recom
mend that the city convention nominate
Capt. Albert E. Stewart, a Detroit ves
sel owner and member of the legisla
ture, to succeed Pingree as mayor. The
republican convention had adjourned
until to-day to await Pingree's wishes,
and the democratic city convention Sat
urday adjourned until Tuesday in order
to learn what the republicans are going
WAR HERO KILLED.
J. S. Fullerton. of St. Loufa, Vic
tim of a Railway Wreck.
Cumberland, Md., March 22.—An east
bound passenger train on the Baltimore
& Ohio railroad jumped the track two
miles west of Oakland Saturday, and
Gen. J. S. Fullerton, a St. Louis capital
ist with a distinguished record for gal
lantry during the war of the rebellion,
was killed and ten other persons were
more or less badly injured. Gen. Fuller
ton is missing, and is supposed to have
been buried under the ruins of a Pull
man car now lying in the river.
TGen. J. S. Fullerton was born about (50
years ago at Ghlllicothe, O. He had dis
tinguished family connections, and Mrs.
Benjamin Harrison and Mrs. Rutherford
B. Hayes were first cousins of his. He was
educated at Oxford, O., and practiced law
at St. Louis. Shortly after the war broke
out he entered the volunteer service as
captain on the staff of Gen. Gordon
Granger and served several years with con
spicuous gallantry, participating at Chick
amauga and other notable^engagements.
During the regime qX President Andrew
Johnson he was postmaster of St. Louis.
President Harrison appointed him presi
dent of the Chickamauga park commission,
and since then he has spent practically all
of his time here engaged in that work. He
was prominent in the social and club life
of both St. Louis and Washington, and was
secretary of the Society of the Army of the
Work of a Fiend at Orrfclt, Mo.—Sui
cide Bnda the Tragedr.
Orrick, Mo., March 22.—B. Rainwater,
a farmer living five miles southeast of
here, went to prayer meeting Saturday
night. Returning home, he enticed his
brother-in-law, John Thurman, into the
orchard and shot him. He went back to
the house and with a double-barreled
shotgun murdered hi3 mother-hi-la v.,
Mrs. William Artman, Sr., and bis own
wife as they lay. asleep in the same
room. Throwing down the gun, he
drew a revolver and shot his 13-year
old stepdaughter, Ethel Gentry, killing
He then reloaded the shotgun, retired
80 yards from the house, and, placing
the muzzle against his forehead, dis
charged both buirels, dying, instantly.
The only members of the household
who were# not murdered are William
Artman, Sr., and his 12-year-old daugh
ter Mary. Jealousy and a belief that his
mother-in-law was interfering with
his domestic affairs is believed to have
been the cause of Rainwater's crime.
He and his wife had frequently quar
reled and they had not lived together
for four months.
Locomotive Boiler Blows Dp in Chi
cago—Two Men Killed.
Chicago, March 22.—The engine
drawing the New York and Boston
special on the Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern, railroad, which left here at
10:30 o'clock Sunday morning, blew up
in the Englewood yards, a half hour's
run from the city, and the fireman and
engineer were instantly killed. The
dead are: Alexander Frank, the engi
neer, lived at 508 West Sixtieth place
E. B. Smith, the fireman, lived at 6042
Prinoeton avenue. The engine was com
pletely demolished by the explosion
andthebaggage car immediately behind
it was partially wrecked.
THE FORESTRY ORDER.
Application Made to Have Part of It
Washington, March 22.—A formal ap
plication for rescinding part of Presi
dent Cleveland's forestry order of Feb
ruary 22 has been filed at the interior
department by Senator Wilson, of
Washington, supported by Representa
tive Jones, of the same state. It gives
reasons why the signers believe the re
servations are prejudicial to public in
terests, but asks for immediate restora
tion of only one of the reserves, the
Washington forest reserve, the largest
in the state, embracing 3,594,240 acres.
Secretary Bliss has taken the question
under advisement. ....
WlLL FOUND A OOLLEGE.
Land Kinir Drury'a 'Will Makes pro
vision for That Purpose.
Aledo, 111., March 22.—The will of Mil
lionaire Drury, the largest, individual
landowner in the United States, who
died recently, was 'filed in Judge Con
hell's' court Saturday. The use of the
entire estate is left to his! widow. At
her death nine-one hundredths go to
relatives: and--ninety-one. hundredths
go to establish the William and Vasbtle
college, to be located, in. Mercer county
in the/town that wlll.dopatethe largest
Identified with the Loyal Legion. He leaves
a sister. Miss Madge Fullerton, and a
daughter, aged nine.]
CRETAN PORTS CLOSED
United States Notified of the Eitah^
llshment of the Blockade.
Washington, March 22.—The repre
sentatives in Washington of the six pow
ers signatory to the Berlin treaty. Great'
Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Aus
tria-Hungary and Russia, have in con
cert notified this government of the
blockade of Crete, the respective notes
of Sir Julian Pauncefote, Mr. Patenotre,
Baron de Fava, Baron von Thielman,
Mr. Hengle Muller von Hengervar and
Mr de Kotzebue. having been delivered
to Secretary Sherman' Sunday. They
were almost- identical and consisted of
a mere formal announcement of a block
ade to Cretan ports against ships under
the Greek flag commencing at nine
o'clock Sunday morning. Merchant ves
sels of neutral powers, including those
cf the United States and of the treaty
powers, while subject to overhauling
by the blockading war ships of the con
certing fleets, are not to be disturbed
in their ordinary commercial occupa
tions if they carry no merchandise in
tended for the use of the Greeks or in
surgents on the island.
It is a question whether this gov
ernment will give .' its assent to this
form of blockade, which involves a
grave departure in international law
and would establish a precedent abol
ishing rights that the United States
might not desire to surrender. There
is little or no likelihood of an American
vessel attempting to run the Cretan
blockade for the stars and stripes on
merchant vessels in the Mediterranean
is practically unknown. An indication
of this is given in the records of the
Suez canal, the American flag having
passed that highway only three times in
1895, on two private yachts and one
man-of-war, while in 1896 not a single
vessel showed our flag in the canal.
This year, the passage of the cruiser
Detroit, early next month, will probably
be the only occasion for showing the
American colors in the Red sea. Around
Crete an American ship is rarer than at
Suez. Nevertheless if the United States
should even tacitly consent to being
kept out of Crete where there is no
proclaimed condition of war, any more
than there is in Cuba at the present
time, such action, it is anticipated by
those familiar with international prece
dents may establish an untoward prece
dent in relation to countries where
-American commerce is unmeasureably
more important and where American
merchant flags_are more numerous.
Canea, March 22.—According to the
proclamation issued by the foreign ad
mirals, the blockade of Crete began at
eight o'clock Sunday morning.
Th^re was an exchange of shots Sat
urday between insurgents and Moslems
iu the vicinity of Suda bay. The Turk
ish war ships in the bay bombarded the
insurgents, but t-hu result is not known.
A number of foreign war ships were in
the bay, but they took no part in the
PEARL BRYAN AVENGED.
Jackaon and Wall in Hanged for Her
Newport, Ky., March 22.—Scott Jack
son and Alonzo Walling suffered the
•dflt&h penalty here Saturday for the
murder of Pearl Bryan. Jackson tried
to save himself by making a confes
sion in which he exonerated Walling.
This confession delayed the execution
an hour. When he was informed thai
the governor would not spare him, even
if a respite were given Walling, and
when he realized that he must die^ he
withdrew his confession, and his last
word was to the effect that he could not
declare that Walling was innocent ol
The two men suffered death together
and died in the greatest agony. Jack
son's body was cremated Saturday night
in Cincinnati, and the ashes were taken
to Greencastle, Ind., by his mother.
Walling will bet buried at Hamilton,
O., where his mother lives.
WON'T GO ABROAD.
Henry C. Payne Declines
parent that the blockade is directed
solely against the Christians in the in
terior and that the Moslems will suffer
little inconvenience fro in tlic action of
the six great Christian nations of Eu
rope. It appears that the object of the
blockading squadron is to prevent the
landing of supplies of food, clothing,
etc., destined for the starving Chris
tians in the interior^ while the Mussul
mans that have flocked to the coast
towns are allowed to land whatever
Washington, March 22.—Henry C.
Payne, of Wisconsin, will not accept a
diplomatic posti He so told the presi
dent Saturday morning. Mr. Payne, it
in said, will be a candidate for the place
in the United States senate now filled
by John Mitchell, of Milwaukee.'
Mr. Payne was given his choice of sev
eral good foreign mission, including
Austria, Russia, Belgium and Japan.
Aarainat Prise Flfrht Pictures.
St. Paul, Minn., March 22.—Late Sat
urday afternoon a bill was introduced
in the house of representatives prohib
iting the exhibition of pictures of prize
fights or bull fights. The bill is aimed
directly at the pictures of the mill be
tween Corbett and Fitzsimmons, an
nouncement having been made that the
pictures would be on exhibition in
Minneapolis April 1. The bill was re
ferred to the committee on crimes and
punishments. It is so late in the ses
sion that the fate of the measure is in
Famous- Stallion Dead.'"'
New York, March 22.—A Herald spe
cial from Cynthiana Ky^, says: Spring
bok, the great race stallion and the
star of the McGibbon Edgewater stock
.farm, died Friday night of paralysis.
Springbok was by Imported. Aus
tralian-Hester, by Lexington. His turf ,",v:3
record was one that is hard to beat. He
won ^9 got of 26 starts.
'Found Dead^ Nd&V&i
Springfield, Illi, March 22.—William
found dead in bed. For^
rtrerai sessions'' of the legislature Mr ff
Qfemi had been in charge of the Asm*