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VOL. 1. MONROE, LA., MONDAY, JUNE 21, 1886. NO. 193
DAILY TELEGRAPH. G.W, EeCRAlNI1, Editor. V. M. TELLESR Publisher and Business Manager. Fire. ST. Lotis, Ju ne 20.-A fire broke out about midnight Saturday night in the shops of the Missouri car and Foundry Works. An alarm was turned in eas soon as It was discovered, c and two enginr3 were soon on the spot. They, however, were unable to control the flames, and a second alarm was given. Before it was answered, however, the flames, owing to the inflammable nature of the contents of the b uding, spread rapidly, deipite the firemen's t efforts. The works were almost com-n pletely destroyed, Lcss between $150, 1 000 and $200,000, partially covered by insurance. A Decision. NEW YORIK June 20.-Judge Cox of I the United States circuit court, in 4 deciding Saturday against the plaintiff In the case of Joseph Netherchift, vs. I Collector Rober'son, of the port of New York, said that the supreme I court will probably be called upon to settle the question at issue. The judge said he could not believe that congress ever intended to encourage fraud by making San Domingo a dumping ground for sugar from all parte of the world. In October, 1884. the plaintiff imported from Puert Plata I two cargoes of sugar, on which Col lector Robertson assessed the duties under schedule E. of the tariff of 1883. The plaintiff protested, insisting that importations of sugar from San Do. I mingo should be admitted free under stipulations of the treaty with that country of February 8th, 1867. Con. press subsequently impo3ed new duties on sugar, but in 1875 made a treaty with the Hawaian Islands by which certain articles, including sugars, were admitted free. In 1888 congress pass ed a new tariff act, but it does not effect treaties in force between this and other governments. A Sorrowfull Tale. GALVESTON, £ex., June 20.-A special to the News from Temple says; On Thursday last Capt. W Knight an Frank Russell, his son-in.law, reside log near Temple with their families, went to Summer Hill to have some wheat ground. During the grinding the party went fishing. At about 4 p. m., Eugenia Knight, aged 13 years; Lena Whitehurst, aged t 14, and Hattie Jones, aged 15, went in , bathing. They got beyond their depth and went down. Mrs. Knight and Miss Emma c Knight hastened to their rjcue, but I they also got beyond their depth and sank. A plowman in a field near by heard I their screams and arrived on the scene in time to save Miss Emma Knight. I Mrs. Knight succeeded in reaching the bank and caltchig hold of a busab, and was teecued. The three girls were drowned. Their bodies were re 1 ~nuap* rnal hnnr laItr Heavy Rains. NEW ORLEANS, June 20.-A special to the Picayune from Alexandrla says One of the Maost fearful deluges that ever visited a country commenced with us on Monday last at noon, pouring In torrents for fifty hours without ceasing. The rainfall by the signal officers reports for the fortyeight hours ending at 5 o'clock last Wednesday evening was 2s inches and 58 103, and for the twenty-four hoursehding at 1 o'clock Wednesday the eno mous amount of 22 inches and 27-100. Four fifths of our town was flooded, and skiffs, flatboats and rafts were the only means of travel on all the stree's except Front and Second streets. Bridges all over the town and every where for miles round were washed away. The culvert on Bayou Rapides was washed out by the floods. The river having risen over 25 feet in forty eight hours, and only lacking about two feet of coming over Bayou RIpides causing the citizens of our town on Wednesday last to lcse all' hope of withstanding the over flow that they thought was certain thinking at the time that the rain had reached Shreve port and all above, and we would have to stand an additional rise, but on Wednesday evening the river com menced falling, and up to 7 o'clock had fallen very nearly 6 feet, standing on the gauge 23 feet 10 Inches above zero. Many of our people in the back of town were forced to leave their houses during the storm, on account of the flood, and seek shelter elsewhere, some finding as much as one foot of water in their houses. Our deputy sheriff, Jos. James, was forced to leave his residence in the jail yard and move into the courthouse. The reports from the crops in the lowlands as to the damage done are varied. Of course more or less damage has been done, but from those on the north side of the river, on Flagger and Clear Creek, the worst possible account comes, as they say everything was washed away, and no hopes of replanting it, being so late in the year The washouts on the Pacific Road above and below here are very bad, and it will be two or three days before trains will be able to run. Gen. A. A. Egbert is here seeing that the work on the washouts is pushed to early completion, and if nots it will not be his or his deputies fault. Matthew Arnold lIntervlewed. WASHINGTON, June 20.-Matthew Arnold has been in the city for several days. Speaking of the political situa tion, he said : ,It is a very ' iuterest. ing and, at the same time, a very serious crisis in English histry. What do I think will be the outcome of the present struggle ' I believe that it the Chamberlain, the Iiarlington and the Goshen factions would unite and produce a local government bill for Ireland, which should be free from the dangers and defects of the Gladstone bill, it would receive a warm support. Everbody ought to have home rule, but the idea of an Irish Parliament, as embodied in Mr. Gladstone's measure, would be an element of great danger. It would bejust like having a Southern Congress in this country, as ,well as the present one. It would always be dangerous. T.e Irishb, like the southerners here, have a natural taste for politics, and they would be anxious to make themselves conepic I uous. In case-there was a Russian or I an Austrian complication, the lihb Parliament would be able to be very disagreeable. Americens In Europe I are all strongly against Gladstone on I this question, but over here, strange ýto say, are'all hot for his bill." Miacellancous. eov. Hill, of New York, was enter talntl by the Bay State D nocratic Club, of Boston, Saturday. Davis, Sacker & Perkins, of Bc ton, wholesale dealers in coffee and spite s, assigned Saturday. The coal shipments from Pitrtburg on the present rise are 8.659,000 bush els, of which 5,490,000 were for Louis vllle and Cincinnati. The statement that the Aritish Government has revoked the orders given for the rigorous onforcement of the treaty of 1818, rEspecting the fish eries, is denied, Nieuwerhu's, the Dutch Socialist r leader, has been sentenced to solitary conflnemet for one year for Insulting the King in outrageotus publicalions. Tee prohibitionists in Maine have nominated Andrew Clark. of Buxton, for Governor. The Knights of Labor of Wisconsin will hold a convention to nominate a State ticket. The Labor party In the State will also hold a convention for the same purpose. Minnie Austin, aged 18, suicided at' Mingo, Ohio, Saturday, because her. mother refused to allow her to accom-t f pany her sweetheart to a lawn ft!e. ALEXANDRIA TALK. ALEXANDRIA La., Juno 2, 18s0, To the Hon. E. E. Smart, Senator, and Hon. S. F. Meeker and Robt. P. Hunter Reproesentatives, Baton Rouge, La. Gentlemen-We, the undersighed citizens of the parish of Rapides, respectfully and urgently request that you will oppose all laws or actd that are unfriendly or hostile to railroads. We desire to see our State with a net work of railways, the same as the other older and more prosperous States. The prosperity and develop. ment of Louisiana mainly and largely depend on these great imprevements, which are just now in their infancy with us. It must be remembered that at this time the eyes of capitalists are being turned towards Louisiana with a view to invest in railroad enterprises, because this State presen'i an inviting field in that respect. But any legislation framed in a bos. tile spirit against railroads would na turally repel capital now willing to t seek us, and therefore v P deprecate a any such legislation. SWe are not to be considered as being I opposed to any and all legislation on I his question, but w, think that acts on this subject should only be passed after most careful consideration, and be framed with a due regard to the rights of the railroads, as well as 'o those of the people living on their lines, and we think that our laws s)hould favor railroads as far as they can provided at the same there be no sacriflce of the just righ s of the people SWe are encouraged with the hope Sthat by no unwise or unfriendly legis e lation, we shall at no distant day I have a great trunk line connecting the e city of New Orleans with the cities of the great northeast-a line through the State of Louisiana, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arkansas State line. And this will be but the beginning the stepping stone to other work and improvements which will put Louleisi ana abreast with her sister 3tates, East, North or West. We.trust you will be able to avert .any and all legislation that may retard or have a tendency to retard the investment of capital in the construct ion of railways in the State of Loulsi. ana. We do not, however, consider it hos tile legislation to pass such laws as will give relief to persons whose stock is killed by railroads in the operation of their trains, but think some fair equitable law on this subject should be enacted by the Legislature. tVery respectfully, J. G. WHITE, J. B. THORNTON, Geo. O. WATTS. J. A. CRAWFORD, C. L. BANSDEL. E. H. MCCORMICK. J. M. ARMSTaONG. And Others. ...... -- . ~ , c- p- .... THE CONFEDBBRATE BONDS. It is curious how the details of the war history have passed away from the minds of its most promilent par ticipants. Since Judge Fullerton's argument in support of the payment of t the Confederate bonds, your correspon r. dent has asked a number of people who were active in the management of the affairs of the' Confederate Gov ernment as to the amount of bonds is sued by that, government. To this time he has found nobody who is able to" answer that question. Postmaster º General Reagan, who Was In the Con federate Cabinet to the end of the same Congressman Singleton, who was a member of the Confederate Congress during nearly or quite all of the exis* tence of that body, and others who had an equal hand in the management of t the affair of the Confederacy have been asked this question. Yet none of them are able to answer. They seem to have determined to ,"let bygones be bygones," and have so thoroughly turned their backs upon the past as relates to the war that they do not re. member things at that time very im portant details. ",I have a pretty distinct secolection," said Congressman Singleton, with a smile, '"of having owned some Confederate bonds. I sold my bast farm during the last part of the war and took my pay in Con. federate bonds. I have still got the bonds and the man to whom I sold has the land, but I am inclined to think he got the bet of the bargain. I have sometimes thought that Ben Butler or some of his colaborers got some of my good money during the war. I had $55,000 in gold in a bank I in New Orleans when Butler took I posstssion there. When I tried to get e my money I got $5000; the balance had been ceased along with the other funds r of the bank and I never got it."-Cor I re'spontde (jiwinnualli 7lincs Slar. The Chinese in California number e t98,640 of which 43,000 are in San Fran i cisco. This is about on-tenth of the - population of the State. It is estimat. y ed that each Chinaman sends an aver e age of $100 back to China annually, or f a total drain of ~10,o00,~00 of the State.