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aily o Ibaeco hromcle. CLARKSVILLE. TENN. WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 23, 1890. VOL. 2. NO. 153. FIFTEEN CENTS A WEEK; T f-c A FEW t That Peter Henderson's Garden Seed are the most reliable grown ! That they are the Cheapest you ean buy ! that you can get them in bulk or in package! that they are guaranteed to be fresh ! that we will GIVE AWAY FREE 'to each Purchaser of $2.00 worth G PAPERS- Henderson's Select Flower Seed "land to each purchaser of $1.00 worth 3 r PAPERS 3 COME EARLT. ASKEW & EDWARDS, Sole Agents. BOOKS, STATIONERY, FANCY - GOODS, L0CKERT & REYNOLDS BEST : MAKES. -MY STOCK OF CORSETS is larger lhan ever, and includes the very BEST MAKES. I sell a Corset io :j.25 Cents! A very Good Corset for 50c. A splendid HO Bone Corset for 90c, and a fine French Woven Corset for $1.50. It will do you good to see and price mv stock of WHITE GOODS ! In PLAIN CHECKS, STRIPES and PLAIDS, which I will sell very reasonably. J-aTNo troublo to show goods. i et-i. rahlnet Work of all kinds. Complete Outfits for Store and JlS. Catalogue 'free Address ATLANTA SHOW CASE CO., Atlanta, 6a. nno Bank PRINTING! FACT -6 : FINE SHOW GASES JVT XjO"OTEST Peices. Also Wall and Prescription cases, Cedar Chests, Barber Furniture, Jewelry Trays Of vcrv description dona at the Toha(w) Leak Job OiBce in ln-st style. EH Bayou Sara Inundated" by the Father of Waters. The Highest Building in the Town Submerged. Although the L trjf Leveed Were Intact at Lt Account!, Things Looked Crllicl Slrong Wind on thn Call Causes it Sudden Rise and Results lu Two Break nt New Orleans. Memphis, April 23. Advices from Bayou Sara Monday night said: After a most heroic struggle to save our city from thu flood we had to surren der to the great Father of Waters at 12:80 a. ni. At that hour the guards re ported that the lavee ha J given way at the foot of Fountain street. A general alarm was sounded, and the people re sponded promptly to the call. This break was closed, but on examination it was found that the rising river was run ning over the front levee. All that human effort could do had been done, and then the confusion of the people can be better imagined than described, livery impromtu boat and rait was brought into requisition. I mul leins could be seen everywhere, and the cries of men, women and children at tempting to save their effects was a sight that was sickening. Not a house in town has eseajied. The beautiful Fischer building, the home of Mayor Irvine, supposed to be highest, is submerged. Our town is out of sight. Nothing but water meets the eye with every view. To-day it rained hard, which makes the picture more gloomy. The water is also running over a large extent of the Pointo Coupoe front, the Taylor levee has given away and the Fanny Yoor crevasse will probably prove a very seri ous one. The large levees, from last ac counts, are intact, but tilings look crit ical. AT NEW ORLEANS. A Southeast Wlud Cauls a High Tide ami Two Break In the Levee. The following was received from New Orleans Tuesday afternoon: A southeast gale, accompanied by rain, raged here ail day Monday, caus ing high tide along the gulf shore, and a Who of six inches in the river. About noon the levee gave way just above the sugar house on T. S. Wilkin son's Myrtle drove plantation. In twenty minutes the break was said to be lit' ty feet wide, uud the water was pouring througli in un irresistible toirent. The levee, some thirty miles below the city, on the right hand back, was pretty high, and much damage will result from the crevasse. At about J o'clock the bank of the old canal near Gelviz street, in this city, succumbed to the pressure of water and gave way. Unless stopped soon, the water will flood the centre of the city as far up us Clarhuue street. The bulk head at Orleans canal above Carrollton, the upper suburb of the city, is moving away under the pressure of the back water, and the upner streets so far are being covered with water. 1 jtke Poncluvrtrain has risen over three feet and is still rising, and the city is momentarily threatened with a flood. Loss of life may be avoided, but damage and inconvenience to the people in sev eral portions of the city can hardly be esca;ied. Communication is now cut off by the Louisville and Nashville, as well as by the Illinois Central and New Orleans and Texas; and the (ueen and Crescent is the only road in running order this side of the river. . Nine new crevasses have opened be low Hellair on both sides of the river, and the gulf water has backed up over the plantations of that region. A FEMALE FIEND Deliberately lleinhnwela Her I nsmpecl tng Huilmiiil. Atlanta, Ga., April 23. Antioch, a small town near Athens, comes to the front with an ebony Charlotte Corday. Henry Harris, a respectable negro was the victim, and the wife of his bosom enacted the role of the bloody Charlotte. Sunday morning Harris ess.iyed to take a bath. His wife was very attentive to him, preparing his bsth and getting out his Sunday clothes. Then she stood by watching him undress. Just as he had divested himself of the last vestige of clothing she grabbed a razor and rippod a gash across his entire body, completely disemboweling him, and inflicting wounds of a mortal nature. Harris sprang after the woman, holding his en trails in, but was stopped and carried to his bed. Medical aid was summoned, and everything done to save his life, but in a short time death laid its seal upon him. The negress was arrested and lodged in jail. No reason is ascribed for the bloody deed. . FURNACES EXPLODE. Lebanon. I'm.. Shaken a If by au Furth fiiake Heavy Los.. Lkbanox, Ta., April 23. At 6 o'clock Tuesday morning the people throughout the city were startled by the explosion of one of the Colebrook furnaces, which sounded like an earthquake. There were four reports in quick succession: buildings were shaken and windows rattled. The jacket at thu furnace stack was blown out and the sheet-iron roof blown into the air. William P. Wright, engineer, was knocked down and se verely burned. Thousands of people raf to the scene of disaster. The tire department was called out and soon ex tinguished the Haines. The damage to the furnace will amount to several thou sand dollars. An Indiana Midget. Martinsville, Ind., April 23. Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Sykos, who reside near the government weather station at Weed Patch hill, in Drown county, are in the city with a 4-year-old midget. The little boy is eighteen inches in height and weighs but twenty ptmncltt. He has never known what it is to I sick any length of time. The father and mother are rather portly and of the average height. Theodore Thnma-t to Wed. New York, April 23. Theodore Thomas lias left for Chicago, and on May 12 he will le married to Miss Rose Fay, sister of Amy Kay, one of Liszt's favorite pupils. Mr. Thomas in a wid ower of oi, his first wife having died two vears ago. Miss Fay is alnnit 30. ilia is decidedly musical in her tastes. Ill Til BREAKS PASSEXGER TRAIN DITCHED. Caused Hy an Unlocked Switch Several l'a:ciiRer Injured. Cairo, 111., April 23. The northbound passenger train on the St. Louis, Arkan sas and Texas railroad was ditched near If ibbard, eighteen miles below here, and six of the twenty-three passengers were injured, but none tataiiy. An unlocked switch was the cause. The mail.' bag gage and express car and two coaches left the rails and turned over on their sides into a pool of water about two feet deep. A construction gang near by succeeded in quenching the fire, which broke out in a passenger coacfi. The in iured were: Mis. J. M. Hubbard, of Ballard, Mo., bruised. Son of Mrs. Hubbard, 9 years old, foot mashed. Mrs. J. M. Parks, Crab Orchard, III., fracture of right arm. J. C. Dennis and wife, of Steelville, 111., an aged couple, badly bruised. Sister-in-law of J. W". Fox, the di vision superintendent of the road, near lv suffocated hv smoke, hut nninimoil Daughter of Mrs. Hubbard; 3 years old, narrowly escaped drowning, being rescued by Miss Kate Parks, who dashed into the water and rescued the child. ,1 iy Ooulif Train Wrecked. Mohuillton, Ark., April 23. Jay Gould's special train, en route to Fort Smith, was derailed here. No damage was done to Mr, Gould's car nor to that of General Manager Clarke. The bag gage car and the tender were damaged. The party was composed of Jay Gould and daughter, his physician, Dr. Munn; General Manager S, II, Clarka and some local railroad men, SECRET LODGE SYSTEM. Convention to Coualder the 9nbJeot Being Held in Chicago. Chicago, April 23. A National con vention to consider the secret lodge sys tem opened in West Madison hall at noon Tuesday, Professor Henry O. King, of Oberlin college, presiding. A large number of delegates are in attend ance. Thn opening hour was occupied with devotional exercises. The conven tion has been called because, to quote one of its promoters, "during the past year events of National importance have fixed the attention of the people as never before upon the extent and power of the secret lodge system. The Cronin mur der in Chicago, the investigation of the Mormon oaths in Salt I.ake City, and the uprising against Jesuit intrigue in Boston and the British provinces have been a new revelation to multitudes of lurking in this system." MALIGNANT DIPHTHERIA. Nine-Tenth of the Population of a Min nesota Town A filleted. St. Paul, Minn., April 28. Malig nant diphtheria is epidemic in the viU lage of Vining, in Otter Tail connty, and nine-tenths of the population are afflict ed with the disease. There have been twenty deaths tiuce April 1 and thirty altogether. Instead of adopting meas ure's to check the contagion, tho people, mostly Scandinavians, are seemingly doing everything to spread it. The state board of health lias been notified, but as yet no steps have been taken by it to quarantine the village or assist the sick villagers. Muss Meeting at Salt Like City. Salt Lake Citv, April 23. An im mense mass meeting was held here, under the auspices of the chamber of commerce, to discuss m itters for the advancement of the citv and territory. Resolutions favoring the granting of liberal electrical railway and other fran chises were passed. A strong resolution against the removal of the Southern tiles to Utah was also adopted. Pre liminary action was had looking to the holding in October of a grand inter mountain exposition at Salt Lake City. Original Oklahoma Boomer Dead. GiTHiiiE, I. T., April 23. Capt. Cough, an old pioneer, and widely known as the organizer of the Oklahoma movement, is dead. His death was the result of a wound inflicted by J. C. Adams with a Winchester ride on April 4. When it became known that Capt. Couch could not live twenty-four hours a party was organized to lynch Adams, United States Marshal W alker was informed of this, and boarded a train with the pris oner for Wichita. Ho was placed in jail there. Couch was widely respected. Chief Tangle Hair In Want. ' Fort Robinson, Neb., April 28. Tan gle Hair, a prominent Cheyenne chief, was here from Pine Ridge agency a day or two ago, accompanied by a number of other Cheyennos, say'ng that they were starving, and demanding more ra tions, which were given them. It is also learned that a number of Indians at Pine Ridge agency are preparing to leave there without permission, and troops are under orders take the field at any moment to stop them. Hendrlck' Monument. Indianapolis, April 23. The Hend ricks monument commissioners have re ceived notice of the arrival of the steam er India, bringing the Hendricks monu ment complete from Italy. There are ninety crates of granite and four of bronze, and the weight is over 200 tons. The work will reach this city the latter part of tho week, and it is expected the monument will he readr for unveiling ceremonies the last of May. Alger on the PaclflTc Slope. San Francisco, April 23. Gen. R, A. Alger, commander in chief of tho Grand Army of the Republic, has arrived on the Pacific slope. Accompanying him are a number of Grand Army leaders with their wives. The party will pro ceed to San Jose, Cal., to be present at the Grand Army encampment.' After the session is concluded the Alger party will vi-it leading points of interest on the coast. Families Leaving Harlan Court House. LorisvnxE, Ky., April 23. Court has adjourned at Harlan court house, and the state troops are on their way to their homes. Capt. Gaither, in command, says there was no tight. The troops did go to hunt W'ils Howard, but could not liud him. Many families are leaving Harlan. A dozen came out with the troops. Thev say they fear to remain, as further bloodshed is likely to follow. Machinery Inspector Crushed. OiU MBli, Ind., April 23. William A. Parker, aged 74, a millwright from Azalia, came here to inspect the ma chinery of the various manufactories, and while at the cereaiine miiia was caught between a moving box and the wall and crushed to death, being rolled ! about thirty feet in a "pace about eight inches wide between the Wick wall and ' the car. STILL FAR AWAV. No Sif,'ii of au End of the Chicago Carpenters' Strike. Pittsburg Railroad Employes Will Not Strike As Both They and the Various Com panies Have Male Concession 4 The Boston Iroeatoue Cutters' Tr.iulile. Situation in New York City The Men Handicapped Olher I,b r New. C:ne.k;o, April SJ. No progress has been made toward a settlement of the carpenters' strike; in fact, a settlement seem j faither o!f than eve,; H was nn dei'3to.)d that as soon ts t'13 new Master Carpenters' association should become strong enough to give employment to 1,000 men that work by that number would be resumed. The leaders of the strikers now say that they talked with the new organiza tion as a matter of courtesy, but that, in no event, will any of the strikers be al lowed to return to work unless the bosses representing seven-eights of the employ ing capacity of the city have given in anu recogijizuu me union. 11 is not proo able that (his will be done soon. The citizens' committee, which was. appointed to bring about a settlement of the trouble, was to have met a commit tee of the employing carpenters for the purpose of talking the matter over, but their conference was given up under circumstances which point to a failure tq effect anything in tnat direction. The striking carpenters 'created dis turbances in several portions of the city by using force where argument was of no avail in inducing the few men at work to quit. Many arrests were made. The problem of settling the strike is as perplexing now as when it was first or dered, it being plainly apparent that the strikers care only to treat with the mem bers ot the old Carpenters' and Builders' association. The latter still claim that they will never recognize the journey men's union. COMPROMISE AT PITTSBURG.. Concessions Made by Railway Employes and Managers Will Be No Strike. PiTTsm ru, Pa., April 23. Grand Mas ter Wilkeson, of. the Brotherhood of Trainmen, arrived in the city Monday morning, and was in consultation witli a mass of men in Knights of I.abor hall for several hours. The railroads have conceded all but five of the points, but the most import antwages remains to be settled. The wages on the Pan-Handle road have been raised equal to those on the Penn sylvania, but the men on the latter lines have not secured their advance. Men on the Allegheny Valley find their chief grievance, the deducting of the eight cents for time taken at meals, is still ignored. '1 hough all lines entering the city are running smoothly the men are becom ing defiant over the strenous efforts of railroad detective John T. Norris and local detectives to center non-union men here in order to anticipate a strike. Telegrams from outside, however, say many men are afraid of Pittsburg in the event of a big strike. there was a change in the situation Monday night. The consultation of Grand Master Wilkeson with the rail road authorities has not been without result, and an amicable settlement is announced of a long threatened strike. Concessions are being made on both sides. The Pennsylvania lines have led the others in offering a compromise to the men, and the other roads are follow ing as rapid as the committee of men waits on them. Boston Freestone Cutters. Boston, April 23. At a meeting of tho Boston Executive Business associa tion, on the occasion of its thirtv-lirst dinner, a special committee appointed to consider the best means of adjusting the trouble in the freestone cutting business, reported that, having listened to state ments from both sides in the matter, they found a conflict as to facts, and wanting sufficient evidence, did not feel authorized to pass judgment on the merits of the statements presented. Uf the contractors propositions, some could not be accepted by the journey men if the latter would retain the vital objects of their union, while others seemed eminently proper and fair, and should furnish a basis for satisfactory settlement The committee approved the proposition for arbitration. The meetiuK adopted a resolution sug gesting the reference of the dispute to the state Hoard ot arnitration. Resolu tions were also adopted favoring tho abolition of taxes upon personal prop erty bv local assessors, and the imposi tion or a state tax on bequests to bene fioiariea outside of the decedent's imme diate family. New York Workluginen. New York. A m il 23. In summariz- incr the result of a ceneral inmiirv among the workingmen of this city. The Sun says: It was the opinion generally of workingmen that while the demand for a work day of eight hours would be urged by a few unions, the majority, by force of arrangements into which they had entered with employers, would lie prevented from taking any mrt in the movement. Qtiarrymen Affected. Jolliet. III.. April 23. A general lay off of quarrymen in the Desplaines Val lev auarries has been started in conse quence of the carpenters' strike, Sanger Moody leading by laying oft 100 men. It will extend to all the quarries and materially affect other businesses which depend upon the carpenter work in the progress of general building. riasterer Want an Incrca". Lowell, Mass., April 28. The boss Slasterers of this city have received a emand from their men for an increase of twenty-five cents per day, to take effect Juno 1. Frisco Has a IflO.OOO l lrr. Biv Kani'M'n. Anril VR. The lure wholesale business block at Davis and California streets, has been burned. Neutte & donipanr, dealers in twine, Hnre ami Lenta, lone" UXO.OCo: Wellman. Peck A C'omponv, tea merchants, lose $10,000, and J. T. Cutting, tlO.OOO. Fire at Knlghtavlllr, Ind. Brazil, Ind., AprU 23. For the third time in three years the business portion of Knightsville, two miles east of here, has been burned. The principal loser is D. M. Davii. on general store, resi dence and saloon. $i5,OO0; in surance light. Crop prospects, A Seen By an Illinois Man Credited with Being an Authority. Chicago, III., April 23. The Tribune Monday published an article, with outline maps, showing the present con dition and . prospects for the coming crop season. The artiole is written by S. T. R. Prime, of Dwight, III., con cerning the outlook for seeding in the spring wheat belt, the summary saying that the condition of the ground" la good, with a fair amount of moisture, but the work is backward. On the whole, how ever, the situation is fair to good. In North Dakota seeding is well under way; in South Dakota and Minnesota, three-fourths of the acreage is sown; in Iowa the ground is seeded in the north ern portion, with cold and lackward weather in the southern; in Wisconsin, seeding is progressing slowly: in Nebras ka, the spring- wheat is up. ' On an aver age the season is twenty to thirty days later than that of last year. Of the outlook for winter wheat it is said that the ground is in good condi tion, with plenty of moisture east of the Mississippi river; growth very backward and outlook poor to fair. In Michigan fall wheat condition is fair to good, though it is growing slowlv; in nortnern unio very little was killed during the winter; in southern Ohio 25 to 30 ier cent, was killed; in Indiana 10 to 40 percent, killed ; hi Illinois 25 to 50 per cent. ; in nortnern iventucity the plant is growing slowly, while in southern Kentucky a, slight improvement is noted; in Tennes-' sea 25 per cent, was winter killed; in Missouri the condition is very spotted, ranging from good to poor; m Kansas the condition is fair. As to the outlook for oats it is noted that the ground is wet, that the prog ress of seeding is very slow, with the season twenty days'" late, and a fair general outlook. Oats are being sown in Minnesota and Wisconsin, three-fourths are already sown in Iowa and Illinois, one-half in Indiana, one fourth in Ohio; the crop is up in Missouri and coming in Kansas. Plowing is in progress for corn in Ne braska, and corn is being planted in southern Kansas, Missouri ami Ken tucky. AN AMPHITHEATRE COLLAPSES. Hundreds of People Injured at a Hull Fight at Guadalajara, Mex. Citv of Mexico, April 23. At the conclusion of a bull fight at Guadalajara on Sunday a section of the amphitheatre collapsed, precipitating thousands of spectators to the ground. The ncene which followed was terrible. Those who had not been hurt by the fall trampled over the hundreds of bruised ana in jured, intensifying their sufferings. The police, with the aid of the uninjured spectators, succeeded in rescuing the wounded from under the debris. While no deaths are reported, many persons have received injuries which may prove fatal. GREAT ICE BRIDGE. One Thirty-Five Miles" In Length Re ported nt Cape Ronge. Quebec, April 28. A contingent of B Battery has gone to Cape Rouge to blow up the ice bridge with dynamite. Ex perienced river men at Cape Rouge say that the ice bridge is thirty-five miles in length. In some places the ice is aground in ninety feet of water. The signal service reports that communication with Health Point is still interrupted, and that there is no news of inward steam ships. The World's Fair Nettled. Washington, April 28. The senate Monday, by a vote of 43 to 13, passed the L'iiicago world's fair bill, in com memoration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus. The onlv amendment made by the sen ate is the incorporation of a provision for a naval review in New 'iork har lxr. Another bill is pending to furnish by the government a statue of Colum bus for the occasion. , The house has concurred in the senate amendments to the world's fair bill, and the bill having passed both houses goes to the president for act ion. Implement Factory Burned. Ottawa, 111., April 23. The King & Hamilton implement works, at this flace, has been destroyed by fire. In ess than an hour the entire building, with the exception of the paint shop, was destroyed. It is thought that the fire originated in the pattern room on the second floor. The works were run ning full force, and the place was heav ily stocked witli wagons and farm im plements, all of which were destroved. The loss will probably reach $70,000." Wants to fin Home. Washington, April 23. The Pan Americans have for one cause and an other declined to make the southern trip tendered by the government. Only two left Washington with the party. The others who were" expected to join the party later sent excuses. Secretary Blaine has accordingly countermanded the excursion. After seven months the delegates are anxious to return to their homes. Lincoln Monument Vandals. Si'HiNui'iELD, 111. r April 23. Within a few days a stout iron fence will lie put around the Lincoln monument, and no body will be allowed inside the inclos ure except during certain hours of the day. This step was decided on at a meeting of the Lincoln Monument asso ciation, the object being to prevent the monument from being mutilated by relir hunters. Killed Farh Other With a Hoe. . Little Rock, Ark., April 23. News of a dferate encounter between two respectable fanners of Dallas conn tv, lias reached here. The two men. Kit Walsh and Henry Owens, fell out over the own ership of a small strip of land lying be tween their plantation. They fought with hoes, and both were fatally in jured. Labor Organising. St. John, N. B., April 23. The house and ship-building trades have secured the adoption of the nine-hour-day in this city. A movement is on foot for 9 Keneral organization of workingmen to make the nine-hour -day include ail tra les and industries. H,.ri. With Teeth. Sprinokielp, O., April 23. A child was born to Mr. and Sirs. Henry Nau uian. of this county, which had a full set of teeth. It cannot nurse naturally, and may die. Herbert Ward Married. New York. April 2.1. Herbert Ward, (be African traveler, was uiarrid Mon day night to Mis Sarita Kunford. The cuuplei will sad for Europe. UNSATISFACTORY. Home Secretary Matthews' Km. ployes' Liability Bill. Neither EmployerNor Employe Pleased With It. Trade tTalon Pamand the Abolition or the Can tract Clause Which Hat Al ways Baen a Bugbear to Workingmen. Italy' Financial Condition Women Mnrdeied by French ftoldlera. London, April 23. The employes' liability bill Introduced in parliament hy Home Secretary Matthews before the Easter recess, falls very far short of sat isfying the representatives of labor. The present act is exceedingly faulty and has ' not worked satisfactorily either to the employer or the employe. During tho last three years claims have lieen made to the amount of i 150,000, less than ; 25,000 of which were recovered. The uncertainty of serving their rights under tho act caused workingmen to hesitate to submit claims, preferring rather to accept what the employer chose to give. The new bill aims at correcting the faults of the present act, but trades unions declare that while in some respects it is superior to tho exist ing law, in many iniKrtant points it is obscure and unsatisfactory. The contract clause, which allows a workman, to consent to waive the ad vantages ho receives under the act for what he considers an adequate consider ation, has always been a bugbear to workingmen, and the trades unions de mand its abolition. Experience shows that employers have made a tyrannical use of this loop-hole by compelling men under a threat pf disniissal to consent to a surrender of their rights. Tho new bill simply refers the question to tho county courts, and leaves tho matter much in the same condition as before. . ITALY'S FINANCIAL CONDITION. ' A Former Mlnlater uf Finance lla Rome ' thing to say of It. Naples, April 28. M. Maglianf, former minister of finance, in a speech on the financial condition of Italy, de clared that the deficit in the budget for the current year would be 70,000,000 lire, and to meet this it would he neces sary to raise 30,000,000 lire by now taxa tion, and ti reduce by 40,000.000 lire the estimates for the army and navy. Italy posseted many sources of pros perity which she could utilize to main tain her credit. Colonial activity should not be pushed beyond the limits im posed bv strict economy. It was to be hoped that the protectionist policy adopted by Europe would become less rigorous. It was absolutely necessary that Italy should improve her commer cial relations with France. As to the social question, M. Magliani praised the initiative taken by the Em peror William; but he declared that the problem must be left to the evolution of economic laws, and could not be solved by empirical means. Determined to Preaerve Peace. Bremen, April 23,The Emperor William dined on board the North Ger man Lloyd steamer Fulda. In his speech the emperor invoked the confi dence of the German people in his de termination to preserve peace. His ut terances he said were at times misrepre sented. It ought to be borne in mind that the imperial declarations should not lie dis torted by the representatives of the press. In his attempt to increase the trade and commerce of Germany, the emperor said he was inspired by the knowledge that prosperity could only grow out of teace. Clamoring fur Crlapl's Resignation. Rome, April 28. The movement to overthrow the ministry of Hignor Crispi, headed by a combination of powerful Italian politicians, is gaining ground rapidly from a variety of causes, the principal one tteing that the bankrupt condition of Italy's treasury is ascrilwd to Signor Crispi's mismiinagement of public affairs and his subserviency to corrupt influences. While there is prob ably no truth in the allegation, it nuver thelesi finds no lack of believers, and the popular clamor for the resignation of the premier is increasing daily. Nerpa Pinto at Lisbon. Lisbon, April 23. The arrival of Maj. Serpa Pinto at Lisbon has still further intensified the anti-British feeling pre vailing at the Portuguese capital, and nothing but the firm attitude of the au thorities prevents the renewal of the hostile demonstrations which disgraced Lisbon a few weeks ago. An attempt was made to start an anti-English riot Monday night, but it was promptly sup pressed by the vlice and its inciters were arrested. Clvlllaed Barbarian. Paris, April 23. The Gaulois say that the Daliomians have mado two vig orous assaults upon the French positions in Dahomey. Four French soldiers sta tioned at outposts were captured by Da liomians and beheaded. The French re taliated upon the Daliomians by behead ing five of the female warriors of the king who had been captured. Mole 1,000,000 Franc. Berne, April 23. All the members of the cantonal government of Ticino have resigned. Their action was induced by embarrassments resulting from the mal feasance of the treasurer of the canton, who is changed with the embezzlement of 1,000,000 francs. Mr. O'Brien Denies It. London, April 2.1. The reiort that Mr. William O'Brien, member for Cork in the house of commons, is engaged to Mme. Raffalovitch, daughter of the Pa risian financier, is denied by Mr. O'Brien. Narrow Fscape of Firemen. Cuk aoo, April 23. The Adam Press Manufacturing company, art goods and molding manufacturers, 251 Wabash avenue, sustained a loss of $0.HO by fire. A lire company on the roof had a narrow escape from death, being cut off by the flames for a time, but were final ly rescued by their comrades with no low of lift, " They Haw Maakes. Coixmbih, Ind., Aprd 2a. While a large oak log was being cut at Mahloy & Company's suw mill in this city there was found in a hollow eight large bla k snakes over seven feet long, three of which escaped. Two were cut in pieces ; by the saw.