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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. ~TUPELO. : « : "mISSISsIppiT* Coffin makers in convention at In* dianapolis, Itid., on the 9th, advanced the price of coffin boxes 20 per cent. I)r Richard Gottheil, of New York, was, on the 9th, elected president of the Federation of American Zionists. The United Brewers’ association opened its convention in Niagara Falls, N ,Y„ on the 10th, with 400 dele gates in attendance. Capt. Daniel W. Fisk, for many years one of the proprietors of the Helena (Mont.) Herald, died at St, Peter’s hospital, Brooklyn, on the 9th. --- It was learned, on the 12th, that for mer President Cleveland had been of fered the presidency of the University of Virginia. Mr. Cleveland declined to accept. The president, on the 9th, appoint ed E. Finley Johnson as associate jus tice of the supreme court of the Phil ippines. Mr. Johnson has been in Ma nila two years. John M. Boss, aged 11 years, pasl grandmaster of odd fellows of Dela ware, shot himself in the head at his home in Wyoming, Del., on the 12th dying instantly. George B. MeCarther, Sr., one ol ! the first chiefs of the bureau of en graving and printing in Washington, died, on the 10th, at his home in Salem, X. V., aged 71. Gen. John Black, of Illinois, was unanimously indorsed for commander in-chief of the G. A. B. by the Wis consin G. A. lb, in session, on the 9tli, at Chippewa Falls. Premier Balfour made an extraordi nary adept non-committal speech on free trade in the British house of com mons, <ity the 10th, and smoothed over differences in the cabinet. Colonial Secretary Chamberlain’s protection plans were defeated in the British house of commons, on the 0th. and a sensation followed rumors of his intended resignation. Moses Fowler Chase, the young mil lionaire. who was declared to be un sound mentally, at Fowler, Ind., was, on the 12th, taken to a private sani tarium in Indianapolis. Ind. President Palma of Cuba, on the loth, signed the Dill granting amnesty to those arrested in connection with the outrages committed during the cigarmakers* strike last November. — ^ ■ ■ . ■ Bishop Seymour, at Springfield, 111., on the 12th, issued an address to his people of the diocese of Springfield of the Episcopal church calling for aid for East St. Louis flood sufferers. ■ Gen. Alexander McDowell McCook died, on the 12th, at the home of his daughter at Dayton, O., the result of a stroke of paralysis. The remains were taken to Cincinnati for inter* n-o’it. f Bev. Wilber E. Paddock, for 40 years rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal church, Philadelphia, died in Denver, Col., on the 11th, aged 72 years, as a result of injuries received in a runa way accident. James C. Monaghan, professor of the commercial department of the University of Wisconsin, was, on the 11th, appointed by Secretary Cortel you as editor of the reports of the bureau of foreign commerce. Official reports received by State Employment Agent Gerow, at Topeka, on the 12th, from Kansas counties showed that injury done the Kansas wheat crop by the flood is not nearly so serious as at first reported. W. .T. Bryan, in a letter to President Iliram Brown of the Indiana Demo cratic club, on the 12th, announced that he would not attend the national convention of the Modern Woodmen at Indianapolis, Ind., as was reported. Senator Marcus A. Hanna’s young cm uaugnter, .miss liuth, was married in Cleveland, ()., on the 10th, to Jo seph Medill McCormick, one of the editors of the Chicago Tribune. Pres ident Roosevelt attended the wedding. The jury hearing the Fowler case, at Lafayette, Ind., on the 11th, ren dered a verdict that Moses Fowler Chase was a person of unsound mind. The court announced that a guardian for the young millionaire would be appointed. President Roosevelt has named Judge William C. Hook, of the United States district court of Kansas, as the successor of Judge Henry C. Cald well, of the Eighth judicial circuit, retired. Judge Hook is a resident of Leavenworth. • .. 0 . ! The graves of 2,260 confederate dead were strewn with flowers at Camp Chase, Ohio, on the 11th. The services were held for the first time fit Camp Chase under the auspices of the Daughters of the Confederacy. Many union veterans participated. The arrest of J. M. A. Watson, a clerk in the office of the auditor of the District of Columbia for embez zlem< it of more than $70,00q, has led to public attention being called to conditions which exist in the district government which promise to be pro lific of sensations. King Alexander of Servia, Queen Draga, the queen’s two brothers, and all of the king's leading ministers were assassinated in Belgrade, on the 10th, by leaders of a military revolu tion. A new government was formed and Prince Peter Karageorgevitch was proclaimed king. Russia declines to receive any rep resentations regarding the Kishinefl! Incident from a foreign power. The Russian government takes the same position as that held by the American government, namely, that it refrains from interference in the internation al affairs of another, and must insist oh si.n’lar treatment for itself. NEWS AND NOTES. A Summary of Important Events. PERSONAL ANP GENERAL. Dr. Milan Sachs, a prominent Ber lin physician and bacteriologist, ex perimented with bubonic plague germs, caught the disease and died. Vaclav Pazlik, an aged Pole, in Chi cago, stabbed his wife to death, on the 9th, because she paid more atten tion, he^ said, to their son than to him. One man was scalded to death and 13 persons injured in a wreck on the Louisville & Nashville railroad, on the 9th,- near Louisville, Ky. Clara Nichols, society editor of the Chicago Tribune, was crushed to death in an elevator in the Tribune building on tlie 9th. Four men carrying a piece of tim ber at Wooster, O., on the 9th, were killed by lightning. The beam was torn to splinters. Cnpt. John M. Brinker, who first proposed the holding of the Pan American exjKisition, died, on the 9th, in Buffalo, N. Y. About three hundred miners em ployed in the Yellow Aster mines and walked out on the letaoinshrdlumfw mill at Randsburg, Cal., walked out on the 10th. The miners are asking for $:;.50 per day in place of $3. The jury to try Curtis Jett and Tom White for the murder of J. B. Marcum was secured, on the 9th, at Jackson, Ky. Gen. Baldwin, at Denver, Col., on the 10th, ordered the United States troops from Fort Grant and Fort Huaohuca, Ariz., to proceed to Moren ci, -\nz., wnere i-ie miners are on strike. Six hundred striking employes of the American Cigar Co., in Kingston, X. Y., marched to the factory, on the 10th, broke into the building and compelled 50 employes to quit work. Four persons were drowned in the Allegheny river a short distance be low Xew Kensington, Pa., on the 9th. ' The property at Boston, Mass., of the Bay State Gas Co., of Delaware, was attached by Thomas W. Lawson, on the 10th, in an action of contract for $1,850,000. The Western Federation of Miners, at Denver, Col., on the 10th, elected Charles H. Moyer president and Will iam D. Haywood secretary-treasurer. Agreements were made in Chicago, on the 10th, by which about five thou sand workers gain better conditions. Mrs. Mary McKnight, under arrest at Kalkaska, Mich., confessed, on the 10th, to the poisoning of her brother, John Murphy, his wife and baby. A heavy snow fell, on the 10th, in the mining districts of Colorado. Miss Jessie Morrison began a 25 vear sentence, on the 10th, in the Kansas penitentiary for the murder of her rival, Mrs. Olin Castle. A train on the Great Northern ran into a landslide near Fort Benton, Mont., on the 10th, and the engineer and fireman were badly hurt. Gen. Matos and the other generals who supported him in the revolu tionary movement in Venezuela have returned to Curacao island, and the revolution is considered at an end. James A. Watson, the clerk in the auditor’s office of the District of Co lumbia government, who was arrested for alieged embezzlement of large sums, appeared in the police court at Washington, on ihe lOth,/pleaded not guilty and waived a preliminary hearing. Bail was fixed at $30,000. The food supply of St. Louis has been largely curtailed by the shutting off of receipts from near-by points in Illinois. Meats, milk and vegeta bles of all kinds are growing scarce and dear, and even the supply of bread is short owing to the heavy de mands for relief purposes. J. J. Van Alen, the American mill ionaire who bears the distinction of being almost an exact counterpart of King Edward of Great Britain, is missing, and all efforts to locate him since his recent return from Japan have been fruitless. Maj. W. H. Gibbes, who is said to have fired the first shot of the civil war upon Fort Sumter, died at Co lumbia, S. C., on the 12th. Maj. Gibbes was a gunner in Capt. James’ company, to whom Gen. Beauregard sent the order to open fire upon Maj. Anderson. In a battle at the Shoshone agency, in Wyoming, on the 11th, between five Shoshone Indians and ten Indian po lice under Chief Dick Washakie, over fifty shots were fired. The Indians had obtained a quantity of whisky and were drunk. James Dumas, proprietor of a trans fer company in Indianapolis, Ind., on the 11th, killed Sarah F. King, wife of Wesley It. King, a workman at the Adams & Reynolds veneer works, and then committed suicide, because they had quarreled. Herman Rennock was sentenced in Chicago, on the 11th, to 14 years in the penitentiary for the killing of his brother-in-law, Oscar Kreitling. The attentions of Kreitling to Mrs. Ren nock caused the deed. Four bodies of the Stout family, who were drowned at 1531 North Har rison' street, Topeka, Kas., were re covered on the 11th. They were under the wreckage of the family residence. Striking coal miners at Motenci, Ariz., on the 11th, armed themselves and disarmed the peace officers. Sol diers have been sent to the scene. Oro Copenhaver, of Indianapolis, and William Jackson, of Evansville, murderers, were hanged, on the 11th, in the penitentiary at Michigan City, Ind. The business portion of Mays Lick, Ky., was burned, on the 11th, includ ing the Presbyterian chufch; loss, $100,000. George Duyer, a wealth}' farmer re siding near Alton, Ind., was shot and killed, on the 11th, by masked rob bers, who took all of his money. Jas. Hill, for many years a noted negro leader in the republican party of Mississippi and secretary of state during reconstruction days, died at Jackson on the 12th. The strike in the hotels of Chicago impending for some time materialized, on the 12th, and 25 of the leading ho tels of the city were badly crippled in all departments. THE FLOOD’S FURY SPENT. The Situation In Kant St. Louis and Vioinl ty Improving, But a Glgantlo Task Remains. St. Louis, .Tune 13.—The flood has at last spent its fury against cities on the Illinois side of the river in the vicinity of St. Louis and passed on toward the gulf. Forecaster Bowie’s prediction Friday night was that the river would fall one foot by Saturday. His forecast is proving true, and the fall continues steadily. At Hanni bal the river has fallen more than one foot in the last 24 hours, nnd at Her man the Missouri river has fallen more than two feet in 24 hours. The situation has been greatly re lieved in East St. Louis, but the gigan tic task of feeding and clothing ref ugees now squarely confronts relief committees. President A1 Keechler of th$ East St. Louis committee says that the greatest need now is to get reports of the refugees in East St. Louis, so that they can be reached. Blankets and clothing are being dis tributed in boats to those who are in need. Food is on hand in planty for present needs, but more will be need ed soon. Money is needed to buy many things that have been over looked in the contributions and to provide transportation for persons wishing to go to their homes after losing all their personal property. AN APPEAL FOR AID. -mi j or i miK in r.itsi st. . issue* an Appeal for Aiil. St. Louis, June 13.—Mayor Cook of East St. Louis has issued the follow ing appeal in behalf of the flood suf ferers in that city: “The want arid suffering caused by the flood in East St. Louis have as sumed proportions too great for the citizens to successfully relieve with out outside assistance. “Our- citizens are responding nobly, both in financial contributions and the gratuitous rendering of personal aid. “Notwithstanding their tireless ef forts and liberality, there remains much to be done, and, for a time, the want will grow greater. “In view of our great need, we ap peal to the generosity of the public for succor. “SILAS COOK, Mayor, “A. L. KEECHLER, “Chairman Relief Committee. “Contributions may be sent to the committee for St. Louis, J. G. Van Riper, president Illinois State Trust Co., or Thomas L. Fekete, vice-presi dent First National bank, East St. Louis, 111.” THE FLOOD’S RECORD. Tlie Mi*si**ippi River nt St. Lonla Hose Eleven Feet in Ten Dny*. St. Louis, June 13.—Following is the flood record at this point since June 1: June 1.27.8 feet June 2.30.0 feet June 3.31.1 feet June 4.32.1 feet Junfe 5.33.5 feet June 6.34.9 feet June 7 ..36.3 feet .Tune S.37.5 feet June 9.37.4 feet June 10 .37.9 feet June 10, 7 p. m.38.0 feet June 11.37.9 feet June 12.37.7 feet A fall of a foot is predicted by Sat urday morning. A SHARP REBIKE TO WARE. Invited to Kansan City, Kan., to See If Hln Conclnnions are Correct. Kansas City, Mo., June 13.—Mayor Gilbert has sent the following tele gram to E. F. Ware, commissioner of pensions, at Washington: “The relief committee invites you to come to Kansas City, Kus., and see if you were correct in the statement that Kansas needs no aid. Four thou sand families—20,000 people—home less here. It is right for us who are not in need to let our pride prevent charity coming to those who are really suffering when we can not furnish it?” FLOODS IN NEW MEXICO. The Rio Grande, Cliama, Pecoa and Other Rivera Overflowing;. Santa Fe, N. M., June 13.—Flood conditions prevail throughout north ern and central New Mexico. The Rio Grande is flooding the lowlands, and settlers are taking to tlte high grounds for safety. The bridge at Barranca has been swept away. No train from the east has entered the city for the past 48 hours. The Santa Fe railway had to suspend track lay ing, as the water, on the Estanica plains is even with the top of the grade. Rain is still falling, and this, with the melting snow, will cause a further rise of the Rio Grande, Cha ma, Pecos and other rivers. ERECTING A CITY OF TEXTS. Hundreds of Houses In North Topeka Are Uninhabitable. Topeka, Kas., June 13.—Hundreds of houses in North Topeka are as yet un inhabitable. To-day work was start ed on a tent city which shall shelter the refugees until their houses are ready for occupancy. The relief fund is growing slowly, but is not nearly enough to relieve the distress of the refugees. Gov. Bailey has not yet designated a time for the special ses sion Of the legislature. DANGER APPEARS NEAR CAIRO. t 1 Farmer* on the Missouri Side Abas* don Work on Dikes. Cairo, 111., June 13.—The upper part of Alexander county is partly under water, and at East Cape Girardeau the situation is serious. Farmers have re* moved their families and stock to places of safety, Samuel Whitner, while driving out his stock, was drowned. Farmers who have been working on the dikes on the Missouri side of the Mississippi river have giv en up the i ; I The Bodies of King Alexander and Queen Draga Interred in the Family Vault. AT ANY RATE, SO SAYS ONE ACCOUNT. Another Says They, Together With Their Murdered Relatives and Members of the Ministry, Were Iltrnonilnlously Bnrled in a Large Pit at Rakovica. Belgrade, June 13.—The bodies of King Alexander and Queen Draga, who, with their ministers, were assas sinated Wednesday, have been buried. The interment took place at night. One account says the bodies were placed in the Obrenovitch family vault and other says they were buried in a large pit dug in the village of Ita koviea, and that as a mark of ig nominy the Imdies of their murdered relatives and those of the ministry killed were placed above them and then the common grave was filled with earth. Revolting Story in Detail. The following is a narative of the revolution, given by men who took an active part in it: Army officers to the numner ot no, having formed a project of a revolt, among them being delegates from al most every garrison in Servia and the majority of officers of the Sixth regi ment, Lieut.-Col. Maschin invited his comrades, on Wednesday evening at 11 o’clock, to meet in the Kalimag den garden, and there the immediate carrying out of the intended deed was organized. At 1:40 a. m. the officers, in eight groups,went to the konak,the royal palace. Each had a cue and es pecial directions regarding his part in the revolution. In the palace itself • the revolutionaries had two imjKirtant partisans in the king’s bodyguard— Col. Alexander Maschin, Queen Bra ga’s cousin, not brother-in-law, and the king’s personal adjutant, Lieut. Naumovics. The Appointed Hoar. Two officers of the high military ncademy appeared at the appointed hour, 2 a. m., at the gate of the konak, where the king's adjutant, Panajoto vic, who was in the conspiracy, hand ed them the keys to the garden gate, which is always kept locked. First, stepping before the guard at the konak, one of the two officers called “Throw down your arms.” A fight ensued, with shots from both sides, in which several persons were wound ed. The revolutionists then entered the front garden entrance and reached the courtyard of the old konak, where Lieut. Naumovics was awaiting. He opened the lock of the iron door leading to the front room on the first floor. By this time it was seen that the konak was carefully closed and that danger was suspected. Itoynl Couple’s First Alarm. Hurrying up stairs to the first floor the revolting officers attracted the at tention of the palace attendants, and the royal couple by the noise of the shooting. Ljeut. Lavar Petrovitch. alarmed by the unwonted hubbub, hurried forward with a drawn re volver in one hand, and in the other a sword. “What do you want?” he cried. “Show us where the king and queen are,” came the reply. “Back,” cried Petrovitch, and at the same moment a ball stretched him on the ground. The revolutionaries pressed forward, when suddenly the electric light gave out. All stood in darkness. In the greatest excitement, and feeling their way, the revolution aries climbed the stairs and got into the dark ante-room, to the king's apartment. Here they found candles and lit them. Search Made With Candles. This seemingly slight circumstance was decisive to thewhole action. With out the light they could not have found the victims, who fled from their sleeping apartment through corridors and numerous rooms, and might have escaped, but part of the officers with burninar candles and others with pis tols, commenced to search for the royal couple. In breathless haste the conspirators ran through the rooms, opened wardrobes and looked behind curtains in vain. In the ante-room connecting with the corridor between the old and new konak the sergeant of the gendarmes was sleeping. Awak ening, he stepped before the revolu tionaries, who felled him. At last Queen Draga’s servant was found. He wounded Capt. Dimitevic severely, but he was spared because he was needed in finding the fleeing couple. Indeed, this servant showed the officers where King Alexander and Queen Draga had gone to secrete themselves. When he had told this he was shot. KIiik ami Queen In a Closet. Col. Maschin now joined the revolu tionaries, and led them back to the sleeping apartment, where the king’s adjutant tried to hinder the search. He shot Lieut. Nauinovics, who fell dead. The others killed the adjutant. After a long search, a small door leading into the alcove was discov ered, but it was found locked. It was broken in with an ax, and here the royal couple were found in undress. The older officers first intended forc ing the king to abdicate, but the young officers were in no mood to be held back, and shot at the royal couple. Nobody knows in the excite ment who shot first, but it is general ly said it was Lieut. Kistics. Dragra’a Body Badly Torn. After the murder, King Alexander’s body was found entirely covered with blood. That of Queen Draga was badly torn by bullets. The report that the bodies were thrown out of the window into the garden is un true. The young officers intended to do so, but Col. Maschin prevented it, exclaiming “that would be barbar ous.” / All the servants of the royal couple fled when the first shots were heard, with the exception of Queen Draga’s servant, who was found dead. At 12 minutes past two all was over. Col. Maschin issued from the gate of the konalc. around which great crowds had collected, and made a speech, say ing: “We have now destroyed the dynas ty of the Obreno'Chs and have got rid of the dishonorable woman who was the king’s evil spirit. Long live Servia.” The people responded: “Long live the army.” Fortune* Left By the Dead. The government has laid claim to the possessions of the lute monarch. It is not known whether he left a fortune, but it is supposed that he had considerable savings, having lived economically during the last decade. It is reported that as the grealer part of his money was deposited in Kng land, it is questionable whether the capital would be delivered to the Servian government. The opinion here is that all belongs to the state, even including the king’s foreign invest ments. It. is possible that ex-Queen Natalie may also appear as an heiress. Queen Draga was in receipt of 30,000 gulden monthly and also had great savings, which will be. handed over to her three sisters. ^'he burial of the dead king and queen was a pitiful sight. All day long tlie victims were reposing in rough coffins, and had lain exposed to the gaze of those who had killed them :^d to the privileged curious. There have been unpleasant evidences of the public resentment against the late royal couple. Some persons even spat on the remains. Outside the palace a vast crowd awaited the re moval, not only of the corj>ses of the r kine and nueen. but of the bodies of all the other victims, which were simultaneously interred, being con veyed in hearses to the Belgrade cem etery. Bend Silence In the Street*. In the streets there was a dead silence, and the public were kept back by the troops. The burial service was brief. Two priests were present, but no high ecclesiastical dignitaries. In side the cemetery none was allowed except a strong force of gendarmes and a few officers. Not a single friend or relative of the deceased was pres ent. The remains of the royal jiair were interred in a vault in the ceme tary chapel. Two wooden crosses alone denoted the spot, marked “Al exander Obrenovics” and “Druginja, Obrenovics.” The other bodies lie outside in the cemetery in rough graves. hate Qneeu"* Relative* Expelled. Friday the sisters and the nieces of the late queen, who had been arrested by the military authorities, were ex pelled from the country. Her sisters, late Thursday night, were permitted to take a farewell look at the dead queen’s remains. They were subse quently conveyed by the police on board a Servian ship, which brought them down to Pancsovu. They were lucky to escape with their lives. An other niece of the queen, who was on her way from Paris to Belgrade, was compelled to stop at Semlin. Ex Queen Natalie was desirous of coming to Belgrade to see the body of her son, but was dissuaded by the gov ernment. Fluor* Brenolird 'With Blood. The autopsy held has proved that the late king received 30 shot wounds, many of them deadly. Queen Draga had numerous shot and sabre wounds, and it is alleged that her body was torn in a barbaric fashion. The appearance of the royal apart ments is indescribable. The doors and the floors are shattered and the ruins drenched with blood. Joyful demonstrations were in dulged in by the populace throughout the day and business has not been dis turbed. The radical leaders have made fiery speeches to thousands of people in the open air, declaring that the act was the will of the people as well as of the military. "once expelled from servia. Tbe New Kina’* Finance* Kept In Shnpe By Other Ruler*. Geneva, Switzerland, June 13.—The new king of Servia, Peter, received his early education in Belgrade, during the reign of his father, being 13 years old when the family was expelled from Servian soil. Later, he went to school in Pesth and Temesvar, and besides repeated visits to Russia., spent several years at the small court of Prince Nicholas of Montenegro at Cettinje. While there he became the suitor of the latter’s daughter. Prin cess Zorka, and married her in 1883. She died several years later. The. is sue of this marriage are three chil dren, a daughter of 19, and two sons, aged, respectively, 15 and 13. Since 1891 Peter has been residing in Ge neva. Because of his dissipated and spendthrift habits, Prince Peter quar reled with his father-in-law of Monte negro and also lost the good graces of Alexander III. of Russia, from whom he received large gifts of mon ey on several occasions. Since the ac cession of the present czar, however, there lias been a sort of reconcilia tion with St. Petersburg. IVl.Wi HILL III*, I" 1,11, IV 1HU MUSI, Interview Given Out By the X'ew Premier of Servla, Belgrade, June 13.—In the course of an interview to-day Premier Avalcu movics said: “We ministers only accepted office in order to avoid the country falling into a condition of anarchy. As soon as a king is elected he will have to appoint a definite cabinet. The skuptschina can decide the fate of the country quite independently of the army, although an agreement seems prgbable. In the event of the election of Prince Karageorgevitch, a deputa tion will go to Geneva, inform him of his election and invite him to come to Belgrade. He will be Peter the First. The constitution of 1901 will be the basis of the future governmental sys tem. As to the present position of the country, calm prevails every where. There have been no disturb ances and the situation promises to become better in the future. Those who speak of excited popular senti ment and predict further changes are entirely wrong.” Italian Ministry to Resign. Home, June 13.—The cabinet min isters decided to announce their res ignations in the chamber Friday. The River at St. Lot# and Vicinity Reached It* Highest Mark, 37.95 oh Thursday. THEREAFTER BE6AN TO FALL SLOWLY, East St. Louis, HI., an Island In a Lake ol Three Hundred and Twenty Squar* Miles, Extending From Alton, Above, to the llluffs Below—Hanger to Cttj Lessened. St. Louie, June 11.—The Mississippi has reached its highest mark, and re mained stationary Thursday. Except for a strip of land running to the bluit's the north half of East St. Louis is to-dav a damp island in a lake of 320 square miles. With the exception of deep water in the cel lars and low places this part of the city is dry. 'i”he lake is 32 miles long, from Al ton to the bluffs below East St. Louis, and averages ten miles in width, mak ing its extent 320 square miles. With the danger of further inrush ox waier suniewnai lesseneu me reuei committees are taking up their work with energy, under the direction of Chairman A1 Keechler, and offices in the Arcade building are open. Patrols have been organized for the dry sis well as the flooded parts of the city, and boatmen report, after thorough inspection of the flooded district, that all persons wishing to leave their homes have been taken away, ami the others are provided witli food. The crowds on the streets are tran quil. the relief committees are at work and have sufficient provisions for the immediate necessity, and those in need are being reached as rapidly as possible. The levee across the main part of the city still holds, and the water on the Relay depot levee has dropped one inch. South of Uroadway the water has risen slightly, and is still seeping through crevices, but at no place has the street caved in. From Broadway to Missouri ave nue the low places are filling up, and most of the residences in that section have water on the lower floors, hav ing been built before the new street grades were established. Along the Baltimore & Ohio rail road embankment, as far as Cole's station, the embankment remains in tact, with no seeming dangerous points. On this levee the water lias fallen and the current has turned toward the main river. At points where the current had been against the levee the water has fallen from two to three inches, and the levee watchers are relieved of the strain of the past three days. The shortened line of levees has been carefully patrolled, and all breaks reported were soon stopped, except that at Hunter’s switch, on the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern rail road embankment, from which water reached the northeast part of East St. Louis at noon. Two hupdred non-residents of East St. Louis were lined up in front of the city hall on Main street at four o’clock Thursday afternoon, and at the points of bayonets in the hands of a dozen members of the national guard were marched over the viaduct and the Eads bridge into St. Louis. They were not wanted in the town, and the best way to get rid of them was adopted, it was believed, by the East St. Louis officials. The city officials feared that many of the gang were there for loot. All claimed that their missions over the river were for humanity’s sake, hut they were not believed. A dozen or more of them showed an inclination to resist being sent out of the city. They were given to understand that they would he roughly handled, and they quickly concluded to make the trip. ri' 1 :_ „ i ~1,4- nknn-nrl o stage of 37.85, fall of one-tenth of a foot in 24 hours. BAILEY CRITICISES WARE. Knnnna Governor Says Relief Fund* are Needed In Kanaas. Topeka, Kas., June 12.—Referring to Pension Commissioner Ware’s refusal to allow clerks to contribute to the Kansas flood sufferers, Gov. Bailey said to-day: “I am surprised at the action of Mr. Ware. Kansas needs thousands of dollars more than we can raise to aid the stricken. Contributions of the Washington pension office would have been highly acceptable. I think Mr. Ware has made a mistake. A special session will not be called for in a day or so. I realize there is great need of immediate action in this direction. I desire, however, to hear from a quo rum of members of both houses. The Kansas City, Kas., bridge question seems the most urgent feature.” The Picker Defalcation. Bethalto. 111., June 12.—The defal cation of Harry Picker, former village treasurer, who disappeared a week ago, has been made good by his fa ther, Ben Picker, who paid into the village treasury, Wednesday, $1,928. 77. John Schoppel has been elected treasurer to succeed Picker. Nonogenarlan Dead. Greenville, 111., June 12.—Dr. J. Mat tingly, aged 90 years, one of the old est practicing physicians in this part of the state, died at his home near this city Wednesday. Will Be Acting Governor. Springfield, 111., June 12.—Acting Gov. Northcott of Illinois will be out of the state next week, and has noti fied John McKenzie, president pro tem. of the senate, to take the reins in his obsence. Golden Wedding Celebrated. , Macon, Mo., June 12.—Mr. and Mrs. David Patton celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Wednesday. Both Mr. and Mrs. Patton have resid ed in this state during their entire lives. 1 THE MARCUM ASSASINATION. Taatlmony at th«i Trial of Jett ami White at Jackson, Ky„ Indicate a O'onsplracy. Jackson, Ky., June 13.—The feat ure of Friday at the trial growing out of the Marcum assassination was the drift of evidence towards a conspiracy implicating county officials and others and tending to show that Jett and White had not such motives as con spirators, but were simply hired to kill J. B. Marcum, who was the attor ney for parties contesting the elec tion of county officials. The defense, during the forenoon, attempted to have the ease continued on account of the absence of witnesses and again in the afternoon on account of the ill ness of one of the attorneys for the defense. In both instances Judge Redwine ordered the trial to proceed. Many of the witnesses summoned testify with the utmost reluctance. Wiley May testified that he was pass ing the courthouse on a wagon just before the shooting and saw Jett fol low White to the side door, but did not see Jett enter. He drove about two hundred yards down the street, and then heard the shooling. He was extremely reluctant, anil refused to testify further when he was cross' examined by Attorney French. An unusual number of correspond ents arrived here to-day, including magazine writers and artists for il lustrated papers. They will now find a quiet town. Provost Marshal Long mire has made no arrests for two nights and two days. Since he closed the “blind tigers” there lias been n< shooting during the night. The free ncU|KM10 IJI 111*7 V<I I i'll 1-1 r around these places led to reports at times of bands of feudists coming into town to attack the jail. When the court, Friday, ordered the noon re cess earlier than usual, because the next witness desired was unable t< go on the witness stand, it was evi dent that liquor is still available from some source. HOTEL EMPLOYES STRIKE. Ten of the Large Hotels of Chicago Are Shy Waiters. Cooks and Har Tenders. Chicago, June 13.—Union employe? in 25 of the large hotels struck early Friday morning. Approximate^ 2,000 men, chiefly waiters and cooks are out. The large family hotels are the principal sufferers from the lat est strike development, the large downtown establishments, with one exception, not being affeeted up to a late hour. At the Sherman House 35C men walked out, completely tying up the tlining room and bar service Among the other prominent establish ments, most of which will make an ef fort to continue regular service with the aid of their guests, are the Wind mere, Chicago Beach, Hyde Park. Hol land, Metropole. Del Prado, Vendome Kenwood and Dakota. The leading hotels down town are badly crippled in all departments. All of the houses are running, however, and the proprietors declare that the establishments will remain open for business*at any cost. The proprietors have agreed to sub mit nearly every point at issue to ar bitration. but to this the unions will not consent. The unions insist upon the absolute recognition of the union To this latter demand the proprietors say they will never agree so long as the strikers maintain their present attitude. GEN. McD. McCOOK DEAD. The (iiillant Old Soldier Succumbed <o a Third Stroke of Paraly ■ ia at Dayton, O. Dayton. D.,June 13.—Gen. Alexander McDowell McCook, U. S. A., retired, suffered a third stroke of paralysis at six o'clock Friday morning and died a half-hour later at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Craighead. Gen. McCook came from Washington a few weeks ago and shortly after ward sutfered a mild stroke of pwral ysis. This was followed, a few days later, with a second, more serious than the first, but despite this fact it wek believed that he would recov er. He appeared to be steadily im proving' until Fridav morning, when the end came suddenly. SENT THEM ALL TO JAIL. Merchants at Baltlmnre Arrultcnrri for ConsptrlnK to Defrand the Lotted States Government. Baltimore, Md., June 13.—Geo. P. Mordecai, proprietor of a sporting goods store; Frederick Oldham, a merchant tailor, and Ixiuis Orphana. colored, steward of the British steam er Templemore, charged with conspir ing to defraud the United States gov ernment by evading the payment of duty on imported goods, were brought before the United States court here Friday, and pleaded guilty. Judge Morris sentenced them to sene 20 days in jail and to pay a line of $500. Seven Person* Drowned. Clarendon, Ark., June 13.—Seven persons have been drowned at Aber deen, on White river, by the capsizing of a house boat. The victims were W. B. Moneymaker and wife, J. M. Clark and wife, and two boys and a girl. Fire at London, Out. London, Ont., June 13.—The Gran ite block, occupied by A. M. Smith & Co.; John N. Bowman’s Hardware Co., McMahon, Granger & Co., and the Hastings Hat Co., was destroyed by fire Thursday night; loss, $175,000. Pardoned by President Palma. Hanava, June 13.—President Palma has pardoned Seaman M. Reddick, of the United States cruiser San Fran cisco, who recently was confined in jail and fined $50 by a court at San tiago after having been convicted of disorderly conduct. A C'onsln of the President. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 13.—Mis* 3V>len C. Roosevelt, a cousin to the president of the United States, has successfully been operated upon for appendicitis at her home in this city.