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VOL. 1. MONROE, LA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 46, 1 88 .
DAILY TELEGRAPH. SW. W. eCRANIIE, Editor. V. S. TELLES, Pablisher and Business Manager. A Texas Killing. HousToN, June 16.-Augest Schar per, at 12:30 Tuesday night shot and instantly killed his wifes, stepfather, Joseph Edgcombe, on Preston street. Five shots were fired. Scharpor sur rendered himself. The shooting was the outgrowth of a family quarrel. FROM WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON, June 16.-The pree ident sent to the Seate the nomination of John T. Rankin, to the marshal of the United State3 for the western district of Texas. The cabinet yesterday considerel the Canadian fisheries troubles and ques tions affecting the status of the gov erument towards the telegraph com, panies in the settlement of their ac count . Decision Reserved in the Winans Case. NEW YORK, June 16.-The report of the referee in the action for divorce, brought by Mrs. Alice O'Keefe WI nans gainast Ross B. Winans, the millionaire, is now in the hands of Judge Ingraham, of the Superior Court;. It was submitted to the court yesterday on motion made by counsel for Mr. Winans for the confirmation. The referee's report is in favor of Mr. Winans, who claims that though he lived with the woman, he was never married to her. Plaintiff's counsel opposed the motion. Tie matter was submilted without argument and the decision, reserved. A Big Fire an British Columbia. WVESTMINSTER, B. C., June 16. The city of Vancouver, situated at the Pacific end of the Canadian Pacific rail way, Is in ashes, not half a dozen houses remaining out of 500, and the worst of all there is a large loss of life. Ten bodies have thus far been recover ed. "A number of persons .are missing and are supposed to have perished. One short hour did the whole work. The property saved is insignificant. A clean sweep describes the situation. A thousand men are at work clearing up debris for the railroad company. Twen ty contracts for rebuilding have been already let. Many men lost their all, but are determined to start in again. The property loss falls directly on the pioneer element of the city. Hundreds of people are camped out. There are meagre facilities for the relief of suff erers, but the people of this city are very open-handed in their efforts to relieve the destitute. Prompt aid from the Candian Pacific railroad is expected. Families were compelled to abandon their homes at a moment's warning and flee for their lives. Bus ines men in search of valuables were forced to rush through the flames and smoke or perish. A number of persons sought refuge in the water. One man was foundl in a well, where he had lowered himself to escape the flames. Few of the pI3ple have more than the few clothes they stand In. Of the ten bodies recovered only three have been indentified. Most of the burned framn buildlsgw wUl be replaced with brick tructWre. .Coatraets ,r a large hotel tmd oiher ettenive bImdldmgfi tpro enting half a million dollars, were let just before the fre. LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE. BATON ROUGE, June 16.-In the senate yesterday, Mr. Robeen intro duced a bill to amend section three of act 60, of 1882. The senate passed concurrent resoluu tions in honor of Gen. Ogden. A bill providing for fiscal agency, creating a board of railroad, telegraph and telephone property reviewers, die pensing with school boards and police Jurors giving bond was introduced. The house concurred In senate amendments to the Sunday law, and passed it finally by a vote of 71 to 18. The bill now goes to the governor. Foster withdrew his bill to shift the burden of proof in wri s for damages against railroads. The penitent:ary bill was referred to the committee on judiciary. It had already passed to engrossment. Bills were pased relative to the se* curitiees on official bonds ; turning eves to the auditor a list of lands received under acts 98 and 82; Gen. Brent's bill on fertelizers and agricultural bureau, Monday's senate bills on divorce, quarantine and fifth district levee dis. trict were passed to third reading. Resolutions eulogizing the late Rabbi Gutheim were presented and ably supported by Senator O'Donnell. of New Orleans. In the house yes erday, Randolph, of Caddo, presented a bill to prohib iting the accepting or using of f'ee railroad passes by state officers. The bill creating the parish of Arca. dia passed, also to prevent gambling. with dice on public highways, etc The bill to cancel existing registra tion in Orleans prepared by a commit tee of 100 was withdrawd, notice not having been given of i'3 introduction 30 days before. The bill to suppres.i gambling report ed on unfavorably, was indefinitely postpo aed. Dastardly Deed Committed by Young Girls, NEW YOK, June 16.-A Washings ton special says details of the almost unprecedented attempt at a double murder by two young girls, the oldest only 18 and the second hardly in her teens, have been received from Fredes ricksburg. The victims were Mr. W. E. S. Waller, an old gentleman 65 years of age, and his sister, Mi4 Jane Waller. Mary and 'Jennie Green, sisters, were the assailants. A dise. patch says Mr. and Miss Waller re, sided in a stately old mansion on a farm about twenty-five miles from Fredericksburg., Va., near the village of Newmarket. The extensiveness of the Waller estates made the house somewhat remote from those of their neighbors. Here the couple had lived together for years, managing their farmn and depending solely for assis tance about the house on the two Green giels. • They had been reared by the Waller family, a matter which in the eyes of the friends of Mr. Waller was sufficient to guarantee their honesty. Last Friday Mr. Waller re ceived quite a sum of money, which he kept in his room and the girls were aware of this fact. They waited until about 11 o'elock that nihtWh rfl sure that Mr. and Miss Waller wakr asleep, they quietly armed thesl - with stont clabs and desoended tot~i old gentleman's apartments. As they entered the room Mr. Waller awoke and seeing who it was demniat 4d angrily what they wanted. Wlthboa waiting to reply the girls rushed 't him. Though aged Mr. Waller was still quite an active' man and springing from his bed he seized the elder add would have lisarmed her had not tis other hit him oupr the head with her club and knocked him senseless to the floor: Not content with this, thebi belabored his senseless form with blows until believing that lif was extinct they left him i seek for Miss Waller. Rbshing into the old lady's room they dragged hr screaming from her bed and, with euc savage blow from a club laid her e06 leos. They then beat her about tb head until the blood gushed forth streams and until all vestige of features were literally beaten out of recognition. Finally, satisfed tha" both of their victims were dead, th girls secured about $860 in moeay a- fled. Several hours later a colored boj one of the tenants on the farm, whilb passing the mansion observed the ddOE was open and stopped to lnvestigat On entering the house he discovered the senseles3 and bleeding forms of Mrw and Miss Waller on the floor and im mediately rushed off tp give the alarm, By 5 o'clock in the morning the whole neighborhood was aroused ad hun drede of people flocked to the house to learn the particulars of the affair and offer their assistance in capturing the assailants. With the arrival of the physician Mr. Waller was restored to consciousness and although in a very precarious condition, was able to dde scribe the occurrence of the night. Parties were instantly organizsed and the search for the two girls was under taken with ardor. Miss Waller can not recover. The Waller family Is one of the most prominent in the State. DEAF AND DUMB ASYLUM. From Capttolian-Advocate.] The closing exercises at the State Inastituton for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb were witnessed last night by a large and intelligent audi onceof ladies and gentlemen: Among the later were noticed many members of the General Assembly. The exercises opened precisely at S p. m. with a recitation of the Lord's prayer in the sign language. This was followed by class exercises by the class of beginners, under the direction of M'ss Lee L. Woods, teacher. ",Evening Prayer," by little Miss Annie Kotlerman. and "When I was a little boy," by Master Michael Uuerrera, were also recited in the sign language. The next class, under the direction of Miss Nellie Cornay, gave an ex hibition of their knowledge of his torical events by promptly writting their answers on the black-board to qnestions uske~t them. The Old Maid's Prayer," ty Miss Rosa Goldenbarg, and "Uncle Jack's Mellons," by Master A. Solivar, were ecited by them in signs. The third class, under the direcl:ou of Prof. James (oodwin, responded " 0i4 Ike S`E h K'Irop, were ~. fx . in a very "The Dad and Kilroy waleb as aft the entertalnasept. The class Ia artiqulaiati reading, 'uadr the ` , 'Edith S. Ra ibe, a evidWeimo of their a of reaganthg t menip bf tn a! 6 0 imposelble to tar l of words. Amer 1* composetd or Maisse Louisa atrou , t ~t" aspinatioak I , ýtandeville,W abilit! to talk by ,Ad g aequitted tNhea01iv, wsuas wnderthL. when it Itlomlabsed ýt they have be:i, ta atg tcl altatio only about 1M.' The:r innrtih le b an at the I gei metlioned, as ollow: Waiter Mid dleten lst his heajrig and tlVol wham be was 2 yeas old. ie is 'ow 18. Although his irttosltiom Is uQt very clear, his voli s gopd, and with eel tivation he wilt speak uantIy* H. D. Mandarvllie lost his eazka and voice when be as 8 S S ok, and utters the sound of Ver dlsttuetly. HO i niow 14 i 14. Louis Scheusydar 190e pJe it the age of 2 yea. Ie I a 'W 1i6. He finds som e dIcuitt le giv(e e.. presslons to words, but has iampvetl very much in the past two or three months. A compositiOe by Mld $. ) 1tes was translated Ian 5s lnbg which "The Shoemaker," *a fae. s. performed by Masters Sbens m drspa Latiolals. This closed the exhlibibti, Under the able management of the present superintendent the standard of this institution has Improved very much doing the past twdive months. He has not only raised the staldard by introducing the new featurea of lip reading and articulation, but he has revived the mechanical departmsent, and other added much to the benefit, comfort and pleasure of the pupils. Under his administralton the prop erty has been put in thorough and good repair, a new dormitory for the boys has been added, the finances are In a healthy condition, and the next sess ion will open under more favorable auspices than any previous session since the war. SOUTHERlN FINE. Gradually Southern pine AP making its way in a variety of spelaly raes throughout the North and Wed, owing to .trength, coming into favor in the form of heavy timbers in sath! buildings. As an instance of. this hre contracts nowbenlg filled by NorwOod & Butterflield, of this city. Their anils are near Brookhaven, Misr., on tha Illinois Vent:al R. R., well down toward the Louislana State line. Yet •[ Cbntinued on Foburth 1Page.]