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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 194. SPECIAL NOTICES FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE CHlL dren who have been admitted into the Los Angeles Orphan asylum, Boyle Heights, since the last publication: Guadalupe Verdugo, 11 years; Refugia Verdugo. 10 years; Laura Contreras, i years; Lucy Georges, 11 years; Ciara Georges, 5 years; Genevieve Georges, 2 years; Alberta Burkle, 13 years; Estella Willard, 12 years; Carlotta Chavez, 4 years; Ellen Williams, 12 years; Ger trude Moore. 12 years; Maglorla Orosco, 7 years; Honorine Orosco, 6 years; Viola Orosco, 2 years; Ada Dexter, 6 years; Pearl Dexter, 3 years; Margaret Cabal lero. 10 years; Juanlta Cabellero, 8 years. April 6, 1897. SISTER CECILIA. 16 KOTICE—THE LOS ANGELES CITY Water Co. will strictly enforce the fol lowing rules: The hours for sprinkling are between the hours of 6 and 8 oclock a. m. and 6 and 8 oclock p. m. For a vio lation of the above regulations the water will be shut off and a fine of $2 will be charged before the water will be timed on again. tf IF YOU WANT A BUILDING LOT within walking distance on Central aye. eleotrlo car 11ns, at reasonable price and upon easy terms, send for map and price list of the Alexander Weill tract or call for particulars on RICHARD ALT -BCHUL, sole agent, 408 S. Broadway, tf THE SISTERS OF CHARITY OF THE Los Angeles Orphan asylum, Boyle Heights wish to ascertain the where abouts of the parents of Jeanne Laserre, who has been one year an Inmate of the asylum. March 26. 1897. SISTER CE CILIA. 16 THE DAILY JOURNAL. PUBLISHING county official records, real estate trans fers, mortgages, liens, building news; one dollar monthly. 205 New High st. I IF YOU WISH TO BUY OR SELL REAL •state In this city or loan or borrow money on mortgage, call on RICHARD ALTSCHUL, 408 S. Broadway. tf WANTED—BY A LADY. PLACES TO play piano for entertainments or religious services. Terms reasonable. Address jr., box 1. herald. 13 GOOD QUALITY WALLPAPER TO COV er 12-foot room. $1: ingrain. $3. border in cluded. WALTER, 218 W. Sixth St. 8-12 WANTED—EGAN'S RESTAURANT, 126 128 E. Second St.. serves the best 10c met In ths city; try it and be convinced. 14 A. V. HALL. ARTISTIC PICTURE framing, Turnvereln hall block, 323 S. Main st. 6-11 HELP WANTED—MALE HUMMEL BROS, ft CO. EMPLOYMENT AGENTS. California Bank Building, 800-302 W. Second street. In basement. Telephone 509. WANTED—AGENTS FOR INDUSTRIAL lnsuranos; experience not necessary. New and desirable contract. Apply room 9, German-American bank building, tf WANTED—EGAN'S RESTAURANT, 126 -128 E. Second st., serves the best 10c meal In ths olty; try it and be convinced. 14 FOR RENT—HOUSE OF THREE ROOMS near oil wells; fruit trees; $5 monthly. Apply 1086 Denver aye. 18 WANTED—HELP FREE AND SITUA ,t« - - on.-,, n n .I i n ■>TTfnmT> T "" l *»-j^ SITUATIONS WANTED—MALB WANTED—SITUATION IN CREAMERY by a flrst-class New York buttermaker. Address D., box 6, Herald. 12 SITUATIONS WANTED— FEMALE WANTED—A FRENCH LADY DESIRES a situation as chambermaid or light sew ing, city or country. Apply 1174 Com mercial st. 12 WANTED—A QENTS WANTED—SALESMEN TO SELL PE tlt ledgers, grocers' coupon books and other specialties by sample to merchants: side lines; ready sellers; big profits. MODEL MFG. CO., South Bend, fnd. 6-2 wanted—partners WANTED — A PARTNER IN A GOOD paying business; not over $500 needed' business pays from $5000 to $10,000 a year If properly handled. Call 507 Ceres aye., between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. 12 WANTED—TO RBNT ROOMS FOR RENT—FURNISHED ROOM. 3022 W. Twenty-fifth St. Taks University oar. 11 WANTED—MISCELLANEOUS WANTED—ENGINEERS TO USE KEL logg's liquid boiler compound; best scale remover In the market; free from all acids or other impurities; warranted to do all we claim. Correspond with M. W. KEL LOGG, 260 Concord court. Pasadena. 4-13 WANTED-A GENTLE HORSE AND top buggy; about $45. A., box 2. Herald. 12 FOR EXCHANQE — REAL ESTATB FOR EXCHANGE—42 ACRES EAST OF Downey; 20 acres to alfalfa, 12 to softshell bearing walnuts, 5 to corn, 2 to oranges and vineyard and a variety of deciduous fruits; 6-room house, barn , crib and ■table; the owner wants property in Mason county, Tex., and some cash; this J5» a j?, n ,'i, r & ncn and worth $6500. B. M. BLYTHE, Downey, Cal. 12 FOR EXCHANGE-A FINE HOME ON Jefferson st.. worth $8000; want a good ranch near city. If you have a fine ranch that Is paying call and see me, I can get you a good trade. J. C. ELLIOTT, 450 S Broadway. 14 FOR 'EXCHANGE— WOULD LIKE TO kst st 9 " r F? m^ od f ln^ hoUS * north »' " 6t ?i"„F rlsct> ' ' or house Id this oity or HwaV " ° ffer - Ad<jT «»» A., box 9, FOR EXCHANGE— A 6-ROOM. MODERN cottage close In: price $3000; want ranch near city, a place that a man can make a living on. f. C. ELLIOTT 4&OS Broad way ' 14 FOR EXCHANOE-FOR RANCH; FINE residence and established business v.ii,» $8000 to $10,600. in this city; want good ranch, clear. Address C, boxl, Herald. 12 BEN WHITE HAS OVER 2000 PROPER ties of every description for sale and ex change everywhere. To buy, sell or ex change apply at his office, 236 W. First. 17 FOR EXCHANOE-FOR EASTERN ' city property. $5000; 22 lots- 65x198 each west part of city. THE EBERLE CO., 147 S. Broadway 12 MUSICAL FOR BALE—HANDSOME UPRIGHT Grand Bass piano at a great sacrifice. Hill sts.; call mornings. tf NOS~RENTED FROM A. G 1 ER 118 Winston St., near the ; atofflce, are tuned regularly < free. tf " , FOR RENT—HOUSES FOR RENT— WIESENDANGER, 431 S. Broadway. • $14—5 rooms, bath; 822 Stanford aye. 114—5 rooms, bath; 795 Kohler St. $10—5 rooms, bath; 793 Merchant st. $10—5 rooms, bath; 779 Merchant St. $25—Baker's store In business block. A—l ACRE WITH 3-ROOM HOUSE, barn, outhouses, etc., corner Wells and Lacy; good for chicken ranch; very cheap. BEN WHITE, 235 W. First St. 13 FOR RENT—SMALL, COTTAGE. 1106 S. Olive St., to rent by CALEDONIAN COAL CO., 180 S. Broadway. 12 FOR RENT—LARGE 6-ROOM COTTAGE, nicely furnished. No. U22 Georgia Bell. 12 : FOR RENT—ONE 6 AND ONE 6-ROOM cottage, close In. 234 W. First st. 13 WANTED—A QUICK, CLEAN, LUNCH counter man at 210 K. Second st. 13 FOR RENT—ROOMS FOR RENT — FURNISHED ROOMS, from $1.50 up per week; single rooms 25j and 50c per night; baths free. Russ House, cor. First and Los Angeles »ts. 7-21 i FOR RENT—TWO FRONT ROOMS, $2 per week; sunny rooms and housekeep ing rooms, $1.26; also $250 per night. 519 S. Spring at. 4-23 FOR RENT—THE WOODLAWN: NEW- Iy furnished; beautiful rooms and offices. MRS. E. H. WOODHAM, 241 S. Main «t. 6-8 FOR RENT—SUITES OF ROOMS FOR housekeeping, $10 per month and up. 827 Vi S. Spring st. 12 , FOR RENT—FURNISHED ROOMS FOR housekeeping. 8214 W. Seventh st. tf FOR RENT—NICELY FURNISHED rooms. 210 E. Third st. 4-20 FOR RENT—MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT — TYPEWRITERS, BUY, sell, rent, all machines. Rent Reming tons. $3 month. TYPEWRITER Ex change, 127V4 W. Second it. 4-7 FOR RENT-DRUID HALL, DOWNE7. ; block, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights: also day time. Apply at hall, be tween 9 a. m. and 12 m. tf FOR RENT—GOOD PASTURE. AD dTess C. E. DRYDEN, University P. 0., Tel. Main 1006. 17 FINANCIAL Id. B. COHN- Tne Los Angeles pawnbroker, 146 N. Main it., loans money on diamonds, watches, jewelry, firearms, pianos, libra ries and all other collateral securities; also sella unredeemed pledges for money loaned and one month's interest added; make no mistake. It Is the reliable L. B. Cohn. the Los Angeles pawnbroker. 9-10 TO LOAN IN ANY AMOUNTS, on diamonds, watches, jewelry, pianos, safes, lodging houses, hotels and private household furniture; Interest reasonable; partial payments received; money quick; private office for ladles. G. M. JONES, rooms 12-14, 254 S. Broadway. 23-tf i »—— mmm unin..i mini A.NY LOANS on real estate, collateral security and fiersonal property of all kinds; also upon Ifs lnsuranos policies, warehouse re oelpts, etc.; warrants bought; best ratss: private office for ladies. 11<M 8. Spring st., over Royal bakery. 4-1T MONEY TO LOAN ON FURNITURE, watches, diamonds, pianos, sealskins and real estate; Interest reasonable: private office for ladies; business confidential. C. C. LAMB, 216 S. Spring St., entrance, room 67. 8-Sltf TO LOAN, A BARREL OF MONEY ON diamonds, pianos, furniture and all first class securities; business confidential. CREASINGER, 247 S. Broadway, rooms 1 and 2. 6-»tf MONEY LOANED ON DIAMONDS, watohes. Jewelry, pianos, carriages, bl oycles, all kinds of personal and collat eral security. LEE BROS., 402 S. Spring street. tf POINDEXTER ft WADSWODTH. ROOM 808, Wilcox building, lend money on any good real estate; building loans made; if you wish to lend or borrow, call on us. tf MONEY TO LOAN. $500 TO 16000, IN SUMS to suit; no delays. CONTINENTAL BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 126 W. Second St., Wilcox building. tf ' TO LEND—WHATEVER AMOUNT YOU want at reasonable rate, if you have good real estate security. WM. F. BOSBY SHELL. 107 S. Broadway. tf TO LOAN— UNLIMITED AMOUNT FOR small loans; no commission; light ex pense. SECURITY LOAN AND TRUST CO.. 223 S. Spring st. MONEY TO> LOAN—LOWEST RATES ON real estate, personal notes or security. JOHN L. PAVKOVICH, 229 W. First, tf A.-$5OOO TO LOAN ON COLLATERALS: loans on diamonds a specialty. Standard Loan Co.. S. Broadway. 14 TO LOAN-SS4OO. $800, $700 AT 8 PER CENT net. Call at 450 S. Broadway, from 12 to 1 or 6 to 9 p.m. 1$ BUSINESS OPPORTUNITES FOR SALE—3B BUSINESS CHANGES' 75 houses, stores, rooms, furnished, un furnished, for rent. Collections, spec ialty. E. NITTINGER, 236% S. Spring, tf FOR SALE—FRUIT.CIGAR AND LIGHT grocery store, 510 S. Spring St.; bargain. 15 TO SELL OUT YOUR BUSINESS SEE ' I. D. BARNARD, 111 N. Broadway. 10-6 FOR SALE-$lOO BUYS CORNER CIGAR store. Apply 135 E. First st. 12 FOR SALE-RESTAURANT. CORNER Seventh and Mateo s'ts. 13 PERSONAL PERSONAL—WANTED TO CORRE spond with a large, strong.healthy, young or middle-aged American widow one that has no home and has a little girl 3 to*6 years old, or no children. Object, house keeper in a country town; wages, $10 per month; light work and l steady place. Ad dress M., box 1, Herald, Los Angeles. 12 PERSONAL—ONE HAND READ FREE life read from cradle to grave without question or mistake: advice on business matters, family affairs, lim W. Third 6-7 1 LOST AND FOUND FOR SALE-TWO-HORSE STUDEBAKER wagon, with springs. $30; double set har ness $10; pair splendid gray horses $70, cost double. 813 S. Grand aye. 12 LOST-A WHITE GREYHOUND PUP yellow ear and left side of face. 228% Re quena st., and get reward. 13 FOUND-WILHELM'S 1400 ACRE PAS ture, the best. 826 S. Maln.st. 6-8 PLUMBERS fraT?k"~a?~wTsj3^ Jtnd gasfltter, 140 E? Second t«i im (For additional olasstned Ms Pa** Two.) THE HERALD LIBERTY OR DEATH The Oath of the Invading Greeks THE ETHNIKE HETAIRIA Grasps the Opportunity for Hel lenic Freedom EVEN THE GREEK CHILDREN HAVE SAVED THEIB SHILLINGS AGAINST THIS HOUR The Turkish Porte Classes the Invad ing Forces as Regular Troops and Declares that War Has Already Begun Associated Press Special Wire. ATHENS, April 11.—Noon—Accounts are very conflicting as to what really happened last Friday, when the frontier was crossed by the Insurgents. A spe cial correspondent of the Associated Press went to Larissa last evening (Sat urday) and ascertained that the Invad ers numbered upward of 3,000. Among them were Amilcare Cipriani and his Italian volunteers. The entire force was under the command of thres ex officers of the Greek army—Kapsolopeus, MVlanos and Ziepetres, and four Mace donian chiefs, Zermas, Davelis, Vrakas and Sarantio. The rendezvous was at Koniskos, a village near Kalabanka. The men were all fully armed and wore the national costume, their black fur caps bearing the badge and initials of the Ethnlke Hetairia, embroidered in blue and white with the words "En Ton to Nika" crossing ths initials in black. On Friday a monk from Mount Athos, assisted by his abbott and two deacons, h Vd 2- r«li"-inii|i sarvlc." »* »•-_•-.•-„, -,t which all memhPMi »' th» Invading body partosk of tne sacrament and registered the oath of the order "Liberty or Death." In addition to large quantities of ammu nition and provisions, the force had 3000 pounds of gold. During Friday niftit following the set-vies the frontier was crossed, the force moving In the direc tion of Schulk. While this movement was In progress a second band, ths num ber of which is yet unknown, had a ren dezvous at Nezores on ths frontier, about thirty-five kilometers north of Larissa and near the coast. This band was sim ilarly equipped, had established a simi lar mission and 1 took the same oath. It was commanded by the Macedonian Chief Slnsinikos. It crossed the fron tier on Thursday night, marching on Karya. As everywhere in the vale of Temps, this portion of the frontier, the roads and bridges are in a condition of thorough repair. This (Sunday) morning the roar of artillery can be plainly heard at Larissa from the direction of Karya, where Sinsinnlkos Is evidently forcing matters. General .Makros and his staff, with some knowledge of the movements afoot which they were unwilling to im pact, left yesterday from Tyrnavos, the most important Greek position near Elassona. Four batteries of reinforce ments followed today for the same point. At the headquarters they declare that nothing is known as to the raid and will say nothing as to the probable character of the raiders. However some addi tional light had been thrown on the sub ject today by an interview between a representative of the Associated Press and a prominent Greek who is evidently in close touch with tne league and Its plans. The Greek said: "The movements of these bands is all in accordance with a very clearly defined program. For years thousands of Greeks, even little chil dren, on receiving a shilling, have been in the habit of putting half of it; Into a national box in the cause of the pan- Hellenism. For many months it has been the plan of the league to stir up the pan-Hellenic people by means of armed bands. Now that a great move ment has come in Greek history we have seized upon it. Our aim at present is to get behind the Turkish lines and to stir up all our brethren. "Whether or not Europe insists upon the integrity of Turkey, (ireece is not animated by selfish views or with any desire for annexing territory to the kingdom. She demands not only a true and complete independence for heroic Crete, but the same Independence for Eplrus, Macedonia and Thrace. And she demands this also for all the sub jugated populations of Asia Minor. "Therefore. Greece will face any dan ger in order to reach that end. Years of frightful suffering and 1 unnumbered crimes and tyrannies have been forced upon those who are our kinsmen by faith and blood in those countries, and we are pledged in the most solemn way and inspired by the most sacred and en nobling principles of liberty to do all In our power to lift from them the curse which burdens them." When the attack began strict orders were sent to all the Greek outposts on the frontier to preserve neutrality and not to open fire until actually attacked by the Turks. The only casualties re ported here are the deaths of two lead ers and of three Italians. WAR BEGUN. CONSTANTINOPLE., April 11.—In a communication to the ambassadors dat ed April 10th, the porte speaks of* the Greek Invaders of the previous day as "regular" troops, and the Incursion la LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 12, 1897 regarded here as the commencement of the war. A panic occurred at Valona yesterday on a rumor that the Greek warships were about to attack the town. Two thousand Bashl-Bazouks assem bled In an adjoining valley and place:! themselves In readiness to advance In case of an attack by marines. A GREEK LOAN. ATHENS, April 11, 4 p, m.—The presi dent of the boule has convened a special session to pass measures imperatively needed. It is understood that an inter national loan of 20,000,000 drachmas is under consideration, and that the gov ernment is now negotiating with the banks for that amount. THE GREEK RAID. LONDON, April 11.—The Times will print the following dispatch from its correspondent at Larissa: Gissousl, the accredited representative of ethnik he talria, tells me he looks for Important news today (Sunday). He has been in conference with the Greek deputies and with leading supporters of the patriotic movement, who have recently arrived here and there seems to have been a de liberate plan to leave In the hands of Ethnik Hetairia the Initiative. The Greek outposts are being quietly strengthened and small detachments are proceeding to their positions under cover of darkness. "Ths latest information received here on the subject of the raid shows that the invading insurgents first advanced to ward Chassanga. It is reported that the Turks authorized the attack with artillery. The Greek losses were 23 killed and 27 wounded. The Turkish losses are said to have been much great er. It is rumored that yet another attack was made on the Turks at the rear of Mount Olympus, where the Greeks succeeded in planting a flag. "Stringent orders have been issued against irregular flghtirfg, and the pen alty of death will be imposed for any in fraction. The general Impression here is that war will be proclaimed Kimorrow (Monday) or Tuesday. The position of affairs is now extremely critical. Al though the Turkish army has not yet assumed the offensive, orders to that effect from the sultan are expected at any moment. All classes of the troops are full of war enthusiasm. Some de tails are at hand of a skirmish near Gravena. On Thursday morningr 1500 Euzonol, uniformed and commanded by Greek officers, crossed the frontier near Baltimore and advanced to a point near Gravena. Here they met a detachment of the Fifteenth chasseurs, on picket duty in the woods, and hemmed them in. After two hours of sharp fighting the Sixth battalion of chasseurs came to the rescue, under the command of Islam Pasha, and drove the Euzonol back to the frontier. They lost ten killed. "At the same tlm«» »h« Creak artillery was firing upon a Turkish blockhouor, and the firing continued until midnight yesterday, the contestants retaining their resnective It is not Known how many Turk* killed, but It is said the number was small." WAR INEVITABLE. LONDON, April 11— The Times' cor respondent at Alhei>s will say tomor row: The news of the incursion into Turkish territory has been received here with great Jubilation. The general belief is that nothing can now restrain the army, which Is bound to follow across the frontier in a few days. The Athens newspapers reflect the popular enthusiasm and contain highly optimistic forecasts of the progress of the band into Macedonia, where its pres ence is predicted to exert a magio in fluence on the Christian population, and to be a signal for a general uprising. The former exploits of the famous insurgent leaders accompanying the expedition afford, it is believed, a guarantee of splendid success in the future. One newspaper says that the die is now cast that a successful beginning has been made; that it is all over with diplomacy, negotiations, identical notes or block ades, and that the eloqcrent voice of the rifle has spoken at last. A telegram from Arta tonight says that Greek bands are crossing the fron tier at various points, and that war seems inevitable. The Times' correspondent at Arta will say tomorrow: The town is full of sol diers. Many of the residents have left their houses and gone to safer places. Three lines of defense are now ready, with elaborate trenches, and plenty of engineers and artillery. Col. Manos, father of Constantlne Manos, leader of the Cretan Scard band, is in command. THE PORTE PROTESTS. LONDON, April 11.—the Times will print the following dispatch from its Athens correspondent tomorrow: The parte, in a protest to the powers against i the Greek invasion, says that the regu lar Greek army occupied Turkish terri- j tory near Grenada and committed acts I of hostility by destroying three posts. ' The protest further declares that these acts virtually constitute an act of ag gression and a casus belli and denounces Greece as an aggressor in the war. The choice of the moment to begin the war does not rest with King George nor i with the government, but with the eth- ! nlk hetairia. The activity of this organ ization has been centered mainly in Ma- i cedonia and only incidentally in Crete. 1 The rebellion in Crete was planned for March but was precipitated by the vio lence of certain Cretan Mohammedans and broke out six weeks earlier than was intended. The Cretan movement was designed to be subsidiary. The Ma cedonian rising was planned for a much later date, owing to the greater rigor of the Macedonian climate, which Is not favorable to active operations be fore May. Events, however, have trav eled faster than was expected, even the Cretan question had been arranged, there would have been an attempt to carry out the scheme for a rising in Ma cedonia. The correspondent of the Times at Con stantinople says that the foreign am bassadors there consider the three cir culars addressed in the early part of the week by the porte to its representatives abroad protesting against the sugges tions by some of the powers for the situ ation of the Cretan difficulty as meddle some, offensive and intended as a tv quo que argument in reply to the recent re monstrance against the Tokat massacre. The porte has issued two additional circulars to its representatives. The first, which was sent on Friday, de clared that Greek regulars and Greek (Continued on Second page. MILLIONS OF ACRES Rendered Nonproductive by Floods FORTY THOUSAND FARMS MAT NOT YIELD SO MUCH AS A LIVING Loss in Crops Alone Will Aggregate Twenty Million Dollars and the Flood Is Spreading Associated Press Soeclal Wire. WASHINGTON, April 11—A state ment relative to the agricultural inter ests of the submerged districts of the Mississippi valley south of Cairo, 111., has been issued by the department of agriculture. It is based upon a chart prepared under the direction of the chief of the weather bureau showing the extent of the flood on April 6. The total area under water on April 6 was about 15,800 square miles, of which 7,900 square miles was in Mississippi, 4,500 square miles in Arkansas, 1,750 square miles in Missouri, 1,200 in Tennessee and 450 in Louisiana. The region contained in 1890, so far as can be determined, in view of the somewhat indefinite boundary lines of the flood, a population of 379, --fBS, of which 186,489, or about one-half, was in Mississippi; 100,235 in Arkansas, and the remainder almost equally di vided between Missouri and Tennessee. Taking the entire region, the colored population outnumbered the white in the proportion of 2 to 1, the colored pre dominating in the flooded districts of Mississippi in the proportion of more than 5 to 1, and in Arkansas in that of 3 to 1. In Missouri and Tennessee the proportion of the flooded districts is largely white, In the former state in the proportion of 10 to 1, and in the latter in that of 2to 1. The flooded districts con lain, it is estimated, about 39,300 TamiS, of wMch about 18,500 are in Mississippi, nearly 10,000 in Arkansas, and a like number about equaMy divided between Missouri and Tennessee. These farms contain a total area of about 3,800.000 acres, one-half of which is in Mississippi and rather over one-fourth in Arkansas, the proportions in Missouri and Tennes see being about the same as in the case In the number of farms. About a million and a half acres of the area under water were last year de voted to cotton and corn, to which crops nearly 96 per cent of the entire acreage cultivated Is devoted. I! is estimated that of the crops of last year, over three and three-quarter millions dollars worth remained on hand in the sub merged region on the last of the month, cotton representing about two-thirds of this amount and corn practically all the remainder. What effect the flood will have on the crops of the present season depends upon the length of lis continuance and the practicability of wheat planting after the subsidence of the flood. The en tire region under water on April 6 pro duced last year about 370,000 bales of cotton valued at close to 813,000,000, over 11,000,000 bushels of corn, worth about $3,400,000 and wheat, oats, potatoes and hay worth over $800,000 more. The most valuable portion of these crops was raised In Mississippi, whose region now submerged produced nearly a quarter of a million bales of cotton, besdes other products mostly for local consumption. The counties wholly or partially sub merged are amone the largest cotton producing countriesjn the United States. Yazoo county, whici alone has produced over 60,000 bales in a season, is one-half under water, while Bolivar county, Coa hama, Issaquena. Washington (with a productive capacity of 100,000 balee) and other famous counties are partially sub merged. The weather bureau predicts a further extension of the flooded area but no at tempt of course has been made to esti mate the serious possibilities of such ex tension. RECEDING SLOWLY. MEMPHIS, Tenn.,April 11.—The water In the Mississippi delta is slowly reced ing. Reports received here tonight from the overflowed country are most encour aging. The day has been an ideal one and every planter in the delta is in better spirits. At Greenville the river as well as the back water surrounding ths toy stationary tonight. Everything is In readiness for the receipt amjdlstribt.tion of provisions from the government and as soon as tha-srmy officer* arrive the work will be actively entered into. At Lula, Miss., a decided Improvement is noted. There is still some suffering in the back country, but it is being allevia ted by the planters and today a repre sentative of the government arrived and will assist the destitute at once. The Yazoo and Mississippi Valley rail road has been busy all day with drivers replacing washoum The road will probably have trains running into Lula and Clarksdale on Tuesday. It Is now believed the water will dis appear by May Ist aria if this i roves true a fair crop can be made. The river Is falling at Memphis to night. At Vicksburg and all points south, a steady rise is noted. RAILROAD TROUBLKB. OMAHA, Neb., April 11.—The North western road is now engaged in a con flict with the current of the Missouri Where the Fremont, Elkhorn and His • jouri valley branch of the system ctosst? he river at Blair the bridge is on a big bend in the course of the stream. The neck Is narrow and low. Since the flood" :ame this spring the river tits showd i decided tendency to change its courst tt this point and make a cv. off. If it toes ths bridge will bs lsft over a lake}. INDEX TO TELEGRAPH NEWS Three train men killed and three badly injured in a collision on the Southern railroad. Reports from the Merchand expedi tion through Central Africa in the interest of the French. The National Municipal league to meet May 5, to discuss questions of improved city government. The American Tract society holds its annual meeting at Washington; the organization needs more money. Woo Ling Fong, the new Chinese minister, arrives at San Francisco and promises to settle the highbinder troubles. The steamer Yaquina aground near the Hueneme wharf; ten tons of dyna mite on board gives rise to fears of an explosion. Whether congress transacts any business this week depends largely on the time consumed in squabbling over reorganization of the committees. An earnest effort will be made by the administration to arrive at a sat isfactory understanding with Eng land regarding the fur seal question. A statement issued by the agricul tural department relative to the flood situation indicates a loss of $20,000. --000 in farm crops alone; the weather bureau expects an increase of the floods. Operations on the Turkish frontier are carried on under the direction of the Ethnike Hetairia, an organization seeking pan-Hellenic freedom; Tur key classes the troops as "regulars." and regards the movement as the com mencement of war. three miles from the channel of the stream. Today the angry current wash ed away a strip of land forty feet wide at the threatened point, carrying down some of the Elkhorn tracks and cars. The Elkhorn people have a force of men at work making every effort to save the bridge. A special from Pierre, S. D., says the Missouri has risen two feet in twenty four hours and more is expected. Vermillion says the Missouri is sta tionary but that the Vermillion has risen two feet. Yankton reports both the James and Missouri stationary. The high wind to day has played havoc with railroad em bankments in the flooded districts. The waters have w ashed away miles of grade which had been spared hitherto. Many miles of railroad will have to be recon structed entirely. THE HIGHEST MARK. NEW ORLEANS, April 11.—The river gauge fluctuates between 1$ and 18.2 feet. This brings the record up to one tenth of a foot higher than given by any official data compiled. The river is cer tainly booming and in spots the water washes over the "aprons" of the levee 3, making extensive deposits of mud. The authorities, however, deny any addi tional apprehensions and are resource ful in combating any Inroads made by the river, rapidly applying temporary barriers of sacks filled with earth and such other devices as are most expedi ent. In the adjoining parishes of St. Bernard and Plaquemine the shores suf fer more from wave washes. The pres ent dry weather, however, is a godsend and the rain soaked levees are drying quickly, facilitating Improvements. MORE HOPEFUL. HELENA, Ark., April 11.—The river has fallen three-tenths, the weather con tinues favorable and no other break is now possible. Another lot of refugees arrived today from Old Town and below, having been driven from their homes by their Inabil ity to get provisions for themselves and stock. Many of the whites from Modoc, In fact the majority of them, have rented lands In the uplands and will make at least one crop in territory unvisited by the Mississippi A fear Is now entertained by the large planters that the gaps in the levee may not be closed In time to avert the drown ing out of crops by the June rise. The Williamson crevasse is now more than 1200 feet and the Hubbard and Westover break more than 1000 each. Owing to the washing of the soil near these breaks, new locations will have to be selected for the levees or a run-around which will be built to close them. The duration of the flood is uncertain. If it should go down quickly there would be time enough to make these repairs in the levee, get fences up, rebuild cabins and make other necessary repairs. ,AT DUBUQUE. DUBUQUE, lowa, April 11.-The Mis dppi Is still rising, the stage now be -18.8 feet. The Islands in front of the f are submerged. Ott's lumber mi!i been obliged to shut down and there ver a foot of water in the Diamond Jo s rehouse. RANDSNURG ROBBERY Saloon Keeper Held Up—Rumors of Murder RANDSBURG, Cal., April 11.—A sked robber held up Wm. Hevron at I ■ mouth of a revolver at 3:30 this •li irnlng as he was counting his cash p paring to close up business, and got i ay with 8300. Hevron is a partner In the Great San Joaquin Supply company, of the largest saloons here, and was £, one with one other man at the time of the robbery, about twenty persons hav lng Just stepped out to the theater across the street. The robber disappeared in the darkness and the officers have no ties to work on. A rumor of three men having been ' :nd murdered in the Panamint moun ins Thursday is given little credence here, A Fairy Story SAN FRANCISCO, April 11.—Mrs. .lane L. Stanford emphatically denies the story related by W. F. Burns to the effect that he had succeeded in insuring her life for $1,000,000 in the New York company with which he Is connected. I Bight Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS. YAQUINA AGROUND While Making a Landing at Hueneme THE VESSEL IS BADLY STOVE AND MOST OF HER CARGO WILL BE LOST Ten Tons of Dynamite Is Most Un pleasant Stuff to Unload—An Explosion Is Feared Special to ThG Herald HUENEME, April 11.—The steamer Taqulna grounded here this morning while effecting a landing during a very low tide. Her bottom is stove and there is now about five feet of water In the engine room. An effort Is being made to unload her cargo, but the work is very slow as the fires are out in the arches and the donkey engine has but little working power. The Bonita, now at Port Harford, has been sent for, but cannot arrive before tomorrow morning, and it is question able whether she will be here in time to render any assistance. The Yaquina'B cargo consists of oil, gasoline, etc., and about ten tons of dynamite. Fears are entertained that the ship may go to pounding on the bottom during the heavy afternoon swells and cause an explosion. The vessel's position is such as to en danger the wharf. At 8 p.m. the steamer was lying In about ten feet of water almost on an even keel, about sixty feet west of the wharf and three hundred feet from the shore. The weather is still moderate, but the wind from the west is freshen ing. The hulk at high tide and with more wind is very apt to crash into the wharf. Many here fear an explosion. Some thirty tons of freight have been landed, but work has now ceased await ing the arrival of the Bonita. NOT VERY SERIOUS OAKLAND, Aqrll 11—Edwin Goodall of the firm of Goodall, Perkins & Co. received meagre details of the accident from Hueneme by telephone tonight and made the following statement: "The Yaqulna is not in any danger and the accident is not a very serious one. We have not beien fully informed as to the facta, but as I understand it a nhoal formed along side of the wharf and the steamer struck as she was go ing in. Part of her shoe was torn off and she began to leak. An attempt was made to back her out, but her propeller could not be turned over. Her lower hold filled and she sank in the shallow water alongside the wharf. When it was seen that the vessel could not be moved the crew went to work and re moved a lot of cargo from the lower hold. Muoh of it was not saved, bow ever, and will, of course, be badly dam aged or destroyed. "There is not any water between decks, however, and that part of the) cargo escaped damage. We sent the tug Vigilant south to her assistance tonight, and Captain Minor Goodall will leave for Hueneme overland tomor row morning. He will take charge of the vessel and do what he can towards floating and repairing her. I cannot see that any one can be blamed for the ac cident, for masters and crewp car.r.ot answer for shoals that form alongside of wharves or docks. No one was in danger at any time, for the vessel was alongside of the wharf. I cannot say what will be done with the steamer until we have her afloat." BERI-BERI ABOARD One Seaman Dead—The Captain Is Very 111 NEW YORK, April 11.—The Dutch four-masted ship Jeanette Francois ar rived this morning from Delagoa bay, after a passage of fifty-one days. On passing Sandy Hook this mornluc the marine observer at that place saw sig nals flying from the Jeanette Ft a which signified that she had sickness an board and needed medical aid. When the ship reached quarantine the health officer found Captain Bleeker eufti ring from beri-berl. He contracted ;he dis ease soon after leaving Delagoa t>aj and was laid up in his room for over six weeks. The captain's conditio:,, while not serious, will necessitate his rs moval to a hospital. There was one de ith on board the Jeannette Francois dur.' . the voyage. On March 24 Emanuel Niri mann, a Norwegian seaman, aged $* years, died of beri-berl and was burieA at sea. Von Stephan's Funeral BERLIN, April 11.—Funeral fervfcea over the late Dr. Yon Stephan. imperial postmaster-general, were held today, the emperor attending with the eatftre The imperial ministers of state and roost of the foreign diplomats were present, among them Mr. Uhl, representing: t ie United States. The army md navy were numerously represented, and n;ary of the officials of the German ).. :■ a, it partment and various deputations form ed a part of the mourning throne at the church. The streets were crowd »d with spectators, and an Immense number of postal employes followed the remains. A Jail Delivery FLAGSTAFF, A. T., April 11.—Last night James Lewis, a prist tighter; Maud Howe and Frank Ei i«r>< wood, prisoners in the county jail, made their escape by cutting a hols throi.i_-h the. Iron roof and letting thernsel. down to the ground by a rope mt>4e of thru bedding. The escapes sura still at uuge.