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VOL. 2. NO. 119.
New Carpets
New Eue:s
New Oilcloths
New Matting
New Styles
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MM & CASTLEMAN, Louisville, Ky.,
Managers for th. South..
Assets, over
Surplus, over
The ROYAL does the Largest Fire Insurance in Tennessee.
Has the Largest Fire Surplus of any company in the world.
The ROYAL pays honest losses without discount and without
waiting the usual 60 days.
JNO. W. FAXON & CO., Agents,
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Exported to Reach the Highest
Point on Record.
Immense Volumes Pouring In
From Its Tributaries.
Every Precaution to Prevent the Im
pending Disaster Being Made By the
Government Breaks In the Levees on
the Arkansas Side Considered Inevita
ble Residents of the Tensas Basin
Warned Flood Notes.
New Orleans, March 14. A dispatch
from Memphis Wednesday evening said:
The flood outlook here to-day is more
discouraging for the alluvial country
titan at any previous time. All.the local
streams from the Indian nation eastward
are pouring out immense volumes of
water, under the 'fluence of from two to
three inches of rain during the past two
days. Here the river level is twenty-six
feet and one inch above low water mark,
and within three inches of the highest on
The St. Francis basin, opposite, is still
dry, except in the low places, but the
stream are full, and the backwater
slowly encroaches upon the low ground.
Levees on the Mississippi side, along the
entire Yazoo front, still hold firm, and
no danger is imminent at any point, as
far as known. The vigilance of all inter
ested it is expected will keep them intact,
and save the 7,000 square miles in the
delta from impending disaster.
Government Aid.
Secretary of War Proctor has tele
graphed here to Capt. Seal's, of the en
gineers, allotting $o0,000 for use in
strengthening the levees in the Third and
Fourth districts between here and the
gulf. Boats and their crews and all
other means in the hands of government
authorities will be used to protect the
levees and interests of the people. The
boats are all now in commission. Every
effort is now making by the government
forces to stop the break at Sappington's,
on the Arkansas, and as that crevasse is
in slack water the chances are largely in
favor of its early repair. The feeling,
however, iB that the levees on the west
side of the river and below the mouth of
the Arkansas will be compelled to go
down, and that the Tensas basin, with its
4,500 square miles, will be inundated.
At Arkansas City.
Wednesday at Arkansas City, below
the mouth of the Arkansas, the river
was six inches above the highest wafer
ever known, and at Greenville, on the
Mississippi side, it was a foot higher,
but a feeling of security prevails in re
gard to the levees on the Mississippi, as
they are all high, firm and strong, and
the outer river front is being carefully
The river landings above here, hence
to Cairo, are so covered with water that
boats are unable to land except at a few
Trains Runniug Through Water.
The trains between here and Louis
ville, at the Danville crossing of tho Ten
nessee river, have been running through
water for a mile or more on each side,
and a few inches more of water will put
out the fires in the locomotives.
Residents Advised to Kemovo Stock and
Property to the 11111a.
Memphis, March 14. Advices from
Granville, Miss., Wednesday said:
The rainy wealther still continues.
From 6 p. m. Tuesday to 3 o'clock
Wednesday morning one and one-half
Inch of rain fell here. The river has risen
three inches, and now stands forty-three
feet. At 3 p. m. Wednesday it was still
Arkansas Levees In Danger.
Capt. Young, chief engineer of the
government fleet here, has returned
from an inspection tiip along the Ar
kansas const, lie says that the levees
on that side are in imminent danger, as
it will be impossible for them to stand
more than six inches of a rise, and from
the volume of water which he expects
in the next few days, it is out of the
Question to think of saving that coantry
rom an overflow. He requests your
correspondent to make it known through
your paper that he warns everybody
who lives and has any interest in the
adjacent bottoms and Tensas basin to
prejare for the ineqitable, and move all
their live stock and other movable prop
erty to the front or hills.
Every available craft of the govern
ment fleet which is seaworthy is out in
active service. Tlieir crews are doubled
wherever practicable, and work goes on
day and night. Three steamers, loaded
with sacks and other relict" material, left
here to-day. sent out by the levee
board. Neither money nor pains are
spared by them. Their only aim is to
hold thofort.
Many Weak Points.
The steamer Morning Star arrived
from Vicksburg this afternoon, and re
ports no break from Arkansas City to
Vicksburg on either side of the river,
but there are a great many weak points
on the west bank of the river which are
expected to give way at any moment,
especially so at Wilson's Point, Pecan
Grove and Longwood, 1-a.
In Imminent Danger.
Gen. S. W. Ferguson, secretary of the
levee board of this district, at 10 o'clock
to-night informs us that the levees on
the Arkansas side from Arkansas City to
Columbus are in imminent danger, "and
would warn and advise all people pro
tected by that levee to take immediate
stops to save their stock. He considers
the levees on the Mississippi side as still
safe. It is still raining steadily and a
heavy wind is blowing.
The Snpplngton Creva.se.
Arkansas City, Ark., March 14.
Wednesday night a crevasse was threat
ened in the levee opposite the Eureka
hofi'l. directly in front of town. The
levee boKan to slido, and it required a
long, hard struggle to save it. A large
supply- of sand bags was on hand, how
ever, and by using them lilierully the
break was stopitd and the place
The crevasse at the Sappington Hoop
is not growing. Capt. Tollinger. of the
government service, is there with two
pile drivers and a force of men, and lie
hopes to 1 able to close tho crevasse en
tirely. He lias rivoted the nuls so that
it will not widen.
The water H passing oil into tho
bavoup back of and In-low town.
It is barelv possible th.it unless there
should be other breaks the water is as
high in tow a as it will be. From Clay
and Hoggs I ayous it is passing into the
Bayou Mason and on into Louisiana.
Capt. Wells, president of the Tensas
levee district, arrived to-day. ,He ex
presses the opinion that Tensas basin
will not be submerged from the Sapping
ton crevasse.
Wednesday morning the guage marked
forty-seven and eight-tenths feet, seven
tenth above high water mark.
Several Railroads Shut Out of the City by
the High Water.
St. Louis, March 14. A dispatch from
Cairo Wednesday said:
River forty-nine feet, and still rising
slowly. Weather cloudy and turning
cold. There have been no trains arrived
for the past two days over the Iron
Mountain or St. IiOuis", Arkansas and
Texas roads, tracks being overflowed for
several miles from Bird's Point south in
Missouri. The Illinois Central has not
had a train in from the north since yes
terday afternoon on account of the wash
out in Ullin. The Mobile and Ohio are
still shut off from Cairo north on account
of the landslides at the old tunnel near
Jonesboro, and Cleveland, Cincinnati,
Chicago and St. Louis are in the same
condition on account of the washout at
Vienna. The Illinois Central and Cleve
land, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis
expect to get in running order by to
morrow. The Mobile and Ohio'and Illinois Cen
tral are sending trains out from here
south regularly. The reports from above
on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers are
not so encouraging to-day, yet it is the
general opinion that the river will not go
over fifty-one feet. This will be one foot
and three-tenths lower than the high
water of 1882. There has been no fear
expressed so far as to the safety of the
levees, and business in this city continues
the same as usual. The surrounding
country is all under water, but no loss
of life or suffering has been reported.
Ex-Doorkeeper Donelson the Only Kye
Witness to Testify.
Washington, March 14. The Tauibee
fesrrtest began at 3 o'clock Wednesday
c'tw noon at the Sixth precinct station
house, where Kincaid was confined
when first arrested. Ex-Doorkeeper
Samuel Donelson was the first witness
called, and related how on Feb. 28 last,
he met Tauibee near the south steps of
the capitol that go down out of the
ladies' entrance on the house of repre
sentatives side of the structure. Tauibee
was coming out of an adjoining com
mittee room, and on coming toward
Donelson said he wanted to see him.
Thereupon they walked together, and
when they had descended toward the
lower floor two or three steps, Tauibee
stopped and said:
"Sain, what did you want of me?"
Suddenly on the landing in the rear of
Tauibee a voice was heard to say:
"You can see me now," followed an
instant later by a pistol shot.
"Tauibee cried out, 'Oh!' and sank
down. I exclaimed: -'Judge, for God's
sake don't fire again!' and Kincaid de
sisted. 1 had previously seen Kincaid
standing just in front of the.ladies' room
of the house. Neither Kincaid nor Taui
bee mentioned the name of the other in
my presence. I had an appointment
with Tauibee. When I met him he did
not appear nervous or apprehensive of
any danger, and he turned but once when
descending the stairway."
Mr. Donelson was the only eye-witness
to the shooting placed on the wit
ness stand. In fact, with the exception
of Kincaid, he is the only one that can
give an accurate account of the affair.
Several other witnesses testified, but
their testimony was of no positive im
portance, except that of the officer who
arrested Kincaid. He testified that Kin
caid's pistol was at full cock when he
arrested him.
The jury then retired, and in a few
minutes "returned a verdict, in which
they found that Mr. Tauibee came to his
death "from a pistol wound, the pistol
being held in the hand of Charles Kin
caid, in tho United States capitol build
ing, on Feb. 28, ISfO."
The Murderer.
Kincaid is stil confined in the Twelfth
Street police station. Ho received sev
eral callers Wednesday, and his health
is slightly improved. He spent the
greater portion of the day in writing
The Funeral.
Funeral services over the remains took
place at 10 o'clock Thursday, at the un
dertaker's establishment. The Kentucky
delegation acted as pallbearers. A large
number of congressmen were present.
The remains were taken to Kentucky
over the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad.
Goes Mrs. Harrison and a Number of
Relatives and Friends.
Washington, March 14. Postmaster
General Wanamaker decided at the last
moment not to accompany Mrs. Harri
son, Mrs. Wanamaker and their party
on their southern trip Thursday. The
party, consisting of Mrs. Harrison, Mrs.
Wanamaker and Miss Wanamaker, Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Harrison, Mrs. Wilson,
of Philadelphia; Miss Robinson, of New
York, and Mr. Hammond, of Trenton,
N. J., left the city at 11 o'clock for St
Augustine, Fla.
Juvenile Tobacco Users Indignant.
Richmond, Va., March 14. There is a
little rebellion among the masculine
youth of the "Old Dominion." The last
legislature passed a bill making it a mis
demeanor to sell tobacco, cigars or
cigarettes to children under 17 years of
age without the consent of their parents,
hence the little fellows who have been
in the habit of smoking and chewing
can not get the weed without much
trouble. The law, which has just gone
into force, will largely affect the cigarette
interests of Virginia towns and cities.
The boys say they will do the best they
can to obstruct the operations of the law
for their own benefit
Killed by Kindness.
Maysyille, Ky., March 14. T. J.
Reigart, special pension examiner, has
been in this locality about a year, and
some of liis friends gave him a private
banquet Wednesday night. They sat
down to the table about 10 o'clock. The
first bite of steak Reigart took lodged in
his throat, killing him in about ten min
utes. His home is in Washington, and
he leaves a family.
A Very Deliberate Suicide.
Bradford, Vt, March 14. Wedne
dv Alpheus P. Barter, aged 50, a har
nessmaker. committed suicide. He
f;it-ned a ride in the vise in his shop
. , -t , Tl.n I. fl
nun nreu it nn ,
passed through two partitions into a
wall beyond. No cause is assigned for
the act,'
Regarding the Acquisition
More Land from Mexico.
Our National Faith Pledged
Against the Policy.
No Hope of Arlsona Securing the Coveted
Deep Water Port on the Gulf of Call
fornia Ily Mexico Codlug to the United
States Sufficient Territory for That
Washington, Maroh 14. Senator
Sherman Wednesday, in asking the sen
ate to discharge the committee on for
eign relations from further considera
tion of and to lay on the table a memo
rial of the legislative assembly of the
territory of Arizona, praying the presi
dent and congress to enter into a negoti
ation with the Republic of Mexico for
the cession of sufficient territory adjoin
ing Arizona on the southern boundary
to secure a deep water port upon the
Gulf of California, which would afford
an outlet for the products of the terri
tory, laid before the senate some very
interesting documents of a diplomatic
Senator Sherman, as chairman of the
committee, referred the memorial to
Secretary Blaine with a request for his
opinion with regard to it, and this is the
secretary s reply:
"Responding to your personal request
for my views in regard to this petition,
I beg leave to say that I can discern no
hopeful prospect of any negotiation
being successfully conducted with Mex
ico at the present time, even toward the
limited object in view. The temper of
the statesmen and people of Mexico has
been only recently manifested with re
gard to the alienation of any part of the
National territory, by the prominence
given in ceitain circles on the Pacific
coast to a movement for the acquisition
of all or a part of Lower California by
purchase. For the information of your
committee l transmit herewith a copy or
a memorandum prepared by the Mexi
can minister of a conversation which he
had with me on this subject on June 6
last, together with Senor Mariscal's
memorandum of May 20, 1889, of
which Mr. Romero gave me a copy. I
hold, unhesitatingly, that the govern
ment of the United States is precluded by
obligations of traditional good faith
from approaching the government of
Mexico with a view to acquiring any
part of Mexican territory, and I equally
believe that no administration of Mexico
could face the manifestations of Na
tional sentiment that would certainly at
tend any indication of a disposition to
intringe the provisions of the Mexican
constitution, which withhold from
the government the power to cede Mexi
can soil.
"Moreover, even did the subject prom
ise a favorable negotiation, the petition
fails to set forth the proposition m suffi
cient detail. The northern and eastern
shore of the Gulf of California does not
appear to offer a deep-water port until
Liberted (Lobes) is reached, some 200
miles from the delta of the Colorado,
and the country between that coast and
the present southern limit of Arizona is
broken and appears ill-adapted to be a
highway of intercourse. Guaymas and
the Sonora railroad running thence to
Nogales constitute the present channel
of outlet from Arizona to the Gulf of
Then follows a translation of the
memorandum which Senor Mariscal,
the Mexican minister for foreign affairs,
under date of May 20, 182W, sent to
Senor Romero, the Mexican minister to
the United States, and which the latter,
under instructions, laid before Secretary
Blaine, as stated in the secretary's letter
to Senator Sherman.
The memorandum prepared by Min
ister Romero of the conversation had
with Secretary Blaine in June last, on
the occasion of the presentation of the
communication of Senor Mariscal, after
stating that at the secretary's request
the minister left with him the Spanish
text and the English translation of
Senor Mariscal's note, says:
"The secretary of state then informed
the minister that his personal views and
those of tho United States government
with respect to the annexation of Mexican
territory were expressed in his note to
Mr. Morgan, the United States minister
at Mexico, dated June 1. 1881, and which
was published in the diplomatic corre
spondence appended to the president's
message of that year. He added that the
United States government did not think
even remotely of acquiring any jiortion
of Mexican territory, and that it would
not support any project having such an
object in viow, as tho United States had
all the territory that they required for
their progress and welfare, and desired
no more.
"The secretary of state further stated
that the United States government could
not prevent the newspapers or the citi
zens of this country from saying what
they pleased on that or any other sub
ject; but as regarded the acquisition of
Mexican territory by the United States,
he felt certain that the statesments made
were of no importance whatever, since
public opinion did not favor further ac
quisitions, and that, even if any other
administration should favor them, he
thought that it would meet with no sup
port m the country for such a design.
"In conclusion the secretary of state
promised the Mexican minister that he
would reply in writing to the note of the
minister of foreign relations of Mexico,
which had been read to him by tho min
ister of that republic."
Two Murderers Lynched.
Hunter Springs, W. Va., March 14.
A courier from Princeton brings news
that Bell Allen anil Wither Irving, both
colored, charged with the murder of
Constable Belcher, were taken from tho
Mercer county jail by a mob Saturday
night and shot to death. Both were
notorious desperadoes, and had killed
three men before the Belcher murder.
It is likely that Oscar Falks, another
colored murderer, who killed a man
over in Tazewell county, Va., in No
vember, lias shared the fate of Allen and
Revolt in a Mississippi College.
Columbus, Miss., March 14. There is
a revolt in the Mississippi industrial in
stitute and female college against Pro
fessor Coeke, the president Two huu
dred of the students and a number of
teachers have left the institution, and
have sent a communication to Governor
Stone asking him to investigate the
methods of Professor Coeke, whom they
charge with being incompetent and in
other respects unfitted for the position.
Frank Leslie's and Judge Will Send au
Expedition This Summer.
Nkw York, March 14. An expedition
is now being organized in this city to
add to th3 geographical knowledge of
the world facts about Alaska. The
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
and Judge Publishing company is at the
head of the scheme, and is now making
the necessary preparations for equipping
the expedition suitably, ihe primary
object of this search for information is
to penetrate the country lying between
the Copper and Yukon rivers, in central
Alaska, a stretch of many thousands of
square miles never yet trod by a white
E. H. Wells, a western newspaper
writer, will be at the head ot the expe
dition. His experience consists of a
campaign last summer in which he trav
eled 2,000 miles in the wilds of uie Brit
ish Northwest territory. He has also
mapped out for the United States gov
ernment a number of rivers in central
Alaska and previously unknown. An
other member of the expedition will be
Alfred a. bchanz, formerly assistant as
tronomer of Allegheny observatory, and
for the last three years a New York
newspaper man.
The officers of the United States coast
and geodetic survey at Washington are
interested in the plans for the explora
tions and will give an possible assistance.
Superintendent Mendenhall, of the sur
vey, will provide transportation for the
party on tiie government steamer Pat
terson as far as Uhukat, Alaska.
To a Sioux Indian Who Bad Killed an
Old Squaw Cremated.
Pierre, S. Dak., March 14. Sum
mary and terrible punishment was
meted out to Dirty Foot, a Sioux buck.
who attempted murder at a camp on the
Bad river Wednesday. Dirty Foot got
possession of some whisky at Fort Pierre
ana upon arriving at camp got drunk.
Goine to his tepee he found a sauaw
known as "Old Sal," and he picked up
an ax and struck her on the forehead,
cracking her skull, A crowd soon
gathered, and Dirty Foot was caught
and thrown into a fire in the center of
the circle of tepees, and when he tried to
escape was thrown back until he was
burned almost to a crisp.
The Mysterious and Deadly Malady in
Jeft'erson County, Temi.
Nashville, Tenn., March 14. A mys
terious malady is prevailing in Jeffersou
county, and many people believe it to be
genuine spotted fever. The contagion
lias broken out in Carson college and
students are leaving. Four deaths have
occurred within the past week. There
is much excitement for fear the epi
demic may become general. The bodies
of patients are covered with white and
black blotches the size of a silver dollar.
He Defeats Hamm, Hosmer and Ten
Eyck in a Three Mile Scull Race.
Sanford, Fla., March 14. In a three
mile single scull race, which took place
here Wednesday, Gaudaur won in 20
minutes 28 seconds, beating Ten Eyck,
Hamm and Hosmer. In the one mile
race Gaudaur was first in 6 minutes 9
seconds, and Hamm was second in 0
minutes 11 seconds, The water was
A Schoolboy Arrested for Counterfeiting.
Danville, III.. March 14. Leich
Ottie Fisher, 17 years old, of girlish
features and Lord l auntleroy hair, was
arrested at Georgetown Tuesday night
for counterfeiting. Dies of his own
manufacture for making dollars and
nickels wore found in his possession,
also a lot of unfinished coin. A warrant
is out for W. I. Kester's arrest, whom
be charges with being a confederate.
Fisher attends hie-h school at Gooree-
town, ranking high in scholarship. He
is a son ot ir. W ilson Usher, a well
known, respectable physician.
Mrs. Harrison Aided Him.
Parkerspuko, W. Va., March 14. F.
C. Mason, a disabled veteran soldier of
this county, has just obtained a pension
in a peculiar way. Mason has been try
ing for years to have his case pushed.
He recently wrote to Mrs. Harrison stat
ing his situation, and in a few days he
received a reply giving him directions as
to where to make his appeal As a re
sult of the first lady's advice, Mason is
now enjoying the pension.
Toot Heard From.
Grand Rapids, Mich., March 14. The
mvBtery surrounding the strange disap
pearance of Clarence J. Toot, the missing
United States Express company's cash
ier at this place, is cleared up. Wednes
day Toot's father received a letter from
his son, written at sea, and mailed at
Lisbon. Clearence says he is coming
home to receive punishment. He ex
plains his action as a crazy freak.
Saw Ills Wire Burn to Death.
Purt Huron, Mich., March 14. Mrs.
D. C. Carlisle, an aged lady living near
Marysville, while fixing the fire, Sunday,
ignited her clothing in some way. She
fainted and the clothing was burned
from her body. She died Monday. Her
husband was the only other occupant of
tho house and was a witness of the
whole occurrence, but was powerless to
help her, as he is a paralytic.
Mlssonrl's New State Treasurer.
Jefferson City, Mo., March 1.4.
Governor Francis haa appointed Lou V.
Stephens, of Boonville, state treasurer.
His bond is said to represent at least
53,500,000, and he has assumed control,
accepting the report of the investigating
comniitU on the true condition of the
office. The resignation of Treasurer
Poland has not yet been formally ac-
repted by the governor.
Strike at au Iron Mine.
Ashland, Wis., March 14. The great
Lorris iron mine is idle. Its 1,000 em
ployes have struck. The tramway men
struck Tuesday for higher wages, and
Wednesday the miners refused to send
an ounce of ore to any tramway men
except those on strike. Uoth sides are
determined, and the light seems destined
to l a long one. Most of the strikers
are foreigners.
Village leveled by a Cyclone.
Fort Smith, Ark., March. 14. A cy
clone struck the village of Excelsior,
fift-en miles south of here, early Tues
day morning, demolishing every house
in the place. No one was killed, though
Ki-pn ir f'iirht were hflveridr iniurnd.
A mother and three children were blown
fifiy feet and left uninjured. Two
stores and a tine mill and gin were de-
One Thousand of the Warriors of
the Ktag of Dahomey.
The King and His Female War
riors Retire to Lama,
Fearing to Attack the French at Golo
mey The Remainder Remains to Erect
Fortifications The Czar Being Criti
cised for Persecuting the Morganatse
Wife of His Father Foreign.
Paris, March 14. It is officially an
nounced that the King of Dahomey, ac
companied by his female warriors, has
retired to Lama, after remaining at
Golomey four days, and not daring to
attack the French posts. The rest of his '
army remains at Golomey, where it is
erecting fortifications. During the cam
paign 1,000 Dohoraians, including a fe
male general, were killed. It is stated
that the French captives taken by the
Dahomians are safe at Whydah.
The Siecle makes the announcement
that the government has determined to
occupy the Dahomian province of Why
dah, on the African slave coast.
Criticised far Persecuting His Father's
Morganatic Wife.
London, March 14. The Czar of Rus
sia is very unpleasantly reflected upon
by the continental journals for the per
secution of the Princess Dolgorouki, the
morganatic wife of his late father. One
of his first acts on ascending the throne
was to banish her and her children, and
during his lifetime they will new be
allowed to return to Russia. v
Now ho has practically confiscated
her property in the country by purchas
ing it at about a quarter of its value,
and as meanness in money matters nat
urally attracts attention when a sov
ereign is the party to display excep
tional parsimony comments have been
unsparing, particularly in Germany
where the Russian minister has pro
tested against the animadversions.
Charged With Treason.
London, March 14. News from
Johannesburg, in the Transvaal, is to the
effect that three persons who had par
ticipated in the recent anti-government
demonstration, and in the hauling down
of the flag of the republic have been sent
to Peetoria on a charge of treason. As a
consequence great excitenieut prevails
throughout the republic.
Antl-Engllsh Feeling Subsiding.
Oporto, March 14. The leiigue which
was formed here by students for tho
avowed purpose of assaulting Mr. Glynn
Petre, the British minister, has been
abandoned. The anti-English feeling
is subsiding.
Foreign Motes.
Five thousand miners at Nottingham have
struck for an increase of wages.
In the house of commons the Irish land
tenure bill was rejected by a vote of 231 to
The Portuguese government is about to
issue a decree restricting the liberty of the
Germany will shortly notify the powers
that Bhe has taken the islands of Manila and
Patta under her protection.
The Prince of Wales will leave London for
Berlin on next Wednesday, Ho will remain
the guest of the emperor a week.
The London Dally News states that the
expenses of the Parnelhtes' defense before
the commission of Inquiry amounted to
By a vote of 73 to S3 the Roumanian cham
ber of deputies has rejected a motion ex
pressive of a lack of confidence in the gov
ernment as a consequence of its appointment
of state officers.
A boy named Hank in, who was bitten by a
rabid animal some time ago, and who was
subjected to a course of auti-inbio inocula
tions by Professor Pasteur, of Paris, has just
died at I'oleraine of hydrophobia.
The Topolo Romono has a London tele
gram stating that the Marquis of Bute will
be president of the Anglo-Roman Catholic
bank. The central office will be In London,
and there will be branches in a number of
Advices from Teheran state that influenza
Is raging with great severity and increasing
virulence. A daily average of seventy deaths
from the disease is reported. Several mem
bers of the shah's family are prostrocted
with the malady.
The German minister of war has ordered
that the working hours of the men em
ployed In the gun factories and other mili
tary works at Spandau be reduced to ten
hours a day. Heretofore the men have
worked thirteen hours.
Mwanga, king of Uganda, who has ac
cepted Christianity, is the man who used to
have a few wives slaughtered before break
fast now and then. He has afso killed a
numlier of missionaries. His reformation
gives civilization a great boost in Africa.
The court at Wadowice, Austria, has sen
tenced two of the emigrant Swindlers to four
and one-half years' imprisonment at hard
labor. The others received sentences of from
one to four years at hard labor. The public
prosecutor appealed on the ground that sen
tences were inadequate.
A return has just been issued showing that
413,840 English ladies are entitled to vote in
county council contests, this number Includ
ing 05,H11 women voters in London alone.
In municipal elections the total number of
ladios entitled to a vote in boroughs of Eng
land and Wales is 343,448.
Purchased by the Philadelphia Invest
ment Company.
Cincinnati, March 14. The Ohio and
Northwestern railroad, running from
Cincinnati to Portsmouth, was sold
Thursday morning by United States
Marslial Simmonds for !KH),0O0 to the
Philadelphia Investment company.
The road is the old Cincinnati and
Eastern, and had two mortgages on it.
The judgmenU upon which the sale was
ordered were obtained by bondholders
for defaulted interest snd bonns nf the
old Cincinnati and Eastern, and aggre
gated I170.0IK). The Philadelphia com
pany was trustee, and was the only bid
der, the court fixing the minimum ac
ceptable bid at $300,000.
Convicted of Fatrir.idw.
Athens. O.. March 14. John Hunley.
aged 21, has been convicted of murder
in the second deirree in court hnm for
the homicide of his father, Ji.seph Hun
ley, by striking him on the head with a
club, at tlieir home, near Nelsonville, ou
the ith of January last.

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