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MICHIGAN IS AFLOAT, The. Peninsular State Has Water Enough to Last It Until July. Wheat Fields Being Washed Away by the Raging Grand River. tee Pressure Breaks a Boom at Flint, Releasing 2,000, --000 Feet of Logs. Several Bridges Go Down in Nebraska-- Work of New York Freshets. Mm:. Mich., March 12.— The situa tion on the Ciand river remains un ehauged as to the threatened danger from the ice gorge in the river above Lyons, the water at Muir beine only three inches higher than at dark last night. Nothing serious happened dur ing the night. The ice gorge below Lyons has been broken up and passed a short distance down stream, leaving a partially free channel tor water and floating icu to pas* off, which, however, - on fill again when up-stream ice conies down. The water is cutting new channels across the prairies, "in one place being over half a mile from the old bed. Wheat fields are being « away. Everywhere in the river can be seen floating household utensils and furniture. The rain of last night turned into snow early this morning, passing entirely off at sunrise, thus avoiding what otherwise must, and may still, be a terrible catastrophe. Flint, Mich., March VI — Shortly be fore the noon hour today the boom at P. - lumber mill here broke from the pressure of ice. and 2.000,000 feet of logs began to move down stream. A jam funned at Hamilton's dam. a short distance below the milis. The gorge was broken up with dynamite, Tnit formed again and carried the dam with it. The loss win exceed HO. Hexi»ersox. Mich., March 12. -The Shiwasse river is overflowing its banks, ami has caused much damage. Callard Brothers' dam gave way this afternoon, moving small buildings and causing other damage. The dead uudy of a hoy ia reported to have been seen lioating on a piece of ice. Lansing. Mich., March 11— Since early iliis morning the ice lias gone out of both the Grand and Cedar rivers for Beveral miles above this city. The wa ter, which Hoods the lowlands, is rap idly receding, and tne danger which lias menaced the city bridges tor sev eral days is wholly past. FACTORIES UNOUB WATER. The Grand liivo.' Flood Doing Great Damage There. lonia. Mich.. March 12.— Never be fore in the history of lonia has Grand river been so high as at the present tune, and the water is still rising. Hundreds of men were at work with teams all of last night and today trying to prevent the floods crossing the street road. A great line of breastworks has been thrown up all along the road, and the water so far has been successfully checked. At 4 o'clock this morning a general alarm was turned in— a warning that the danger point had been reached — and great crowds of men Socked to the Bcene to do what tiny could to protect the flooded property. The Capital Wagon works plant is now entirely surrounded with the flood, the basement and lower floors being inundated. The furniture factory's plant is in almost as bad shape, and all that can be seen of tin; fair grounds is the upper portion of the buildings. Host of l<'iiia - - manufactur in<r concerns are located on what is known as the "flats," which have here tofore been considered safe ground. The bed "t the river lies at least half a mile away, but the whole country for miles is now but a raging, rushing tor rent. The bridges at that point are all in place, but are in great dancer. The bridges on the Detroit, Grand Haven A Milwaukee road are in imminent dan ger. This morning men were engaged to weight them down, and tons of sand bars were piled on them. Trains on the Detroit, hansing & Northern are in confusion. The trestle at Portland cave way last night, and l>av:i -!nrer> must be carted around the washout and loaded on other trains. There is no ice in the river now to speak of, but tbe current carries large trees ami debris of every description down with terrific force, and whatever is in its may must go. A force of men will be kept at work all Bight to night, and every effort is being made to keep the waters under control a few liour^ longer, when* it is hoped the greatest dancer will have bern averted. It is just reported that the lower Milwaukee railroad bridge is in great danger. The water is undermining the piers, and it is feared the bridge will go out. Grand Rapids, Mien., March 13.— The lioods coining down from lonia and Muir carried down the ice in the river above this city this morning, and all day the ice has been running and the water is within a foot of the high water mark. At Lamont, sixteen miles below here, a gonre lias formed, and at Grand ville the river is reported rising rapidly as a result. That is far down tin- btream, and unless the gorge backs up ten miles no danger is apprehended here. Comparatively little damage has yet been done. Portland, Mich., March 12. — The Detroit, Lansing & Northern railroad is tha heaviest loser by tbe Hood, which has continued since Friday night. Last night 600 ieet of track was washed out a half-mile east of the depot by an ice gorge, which turned the course of Look ing Glass river across the road bed. The break was discovered just before Passenger Train No. 28 from the west was due to pass, a wrecking train arrived at an early hour this morn ing, and the track has been repaired so trains will probably cross tomorrow. Several other bridges are in danger. This town is still in darkness, the elec tric light plant having been flooded. DAMS GIVR WAY. Those at Ijyons and Portland, Mich., Go Out. Lyons, Mich., March 12.— The heavj floes of ice have been passing here all the afternoon, and 5 at o'clock one cud of t lie dam cave out. A large force of men by quick work saved the whole dam from destruction. About i o'clock ♦Sr^Sr-iPcSiS^^V^ the dan) at Portland cave out, ami an boar later tremendous quantities of ice and water were precipitated over the districts here. At present It Is hoped that the worst is past. Dynamite has been used at lonia all day in dislodging what was gorged then during last night. Gradually the river has assumed its regular course, and at tins time, 10 p. in., it begins to look as if the worst Is passed. Rain is falling and the river's roar can be beard for a mile, but unless a great quantity of Ice lodges tonight no serious difficulty is expected. BRIDGES GO OUT. Nebraska Suffers Severely Prom loe and Water. Central City, N>b.. March 12.— Two wagon bridges over the Platte river, near this city, were partially demolished by gorged lee today, leaving dozens of farmers from Hamilton county stuck here for an indefinite length of time. The Burlington railroad bridge over the Platte is so strained by pressure of ice that it is unsafe to run over it, and it is liable to go out at any time. The Chap man and Stiver creeks bridges are also reported gone out. The warm weather of the past three days has melted all the snow, which, with* the rain that has fallen, lias filled ail creeks and rivers bank full. Bottom lands all along the Platte river are partially inundated.and unless there is an immediate subsidence of the Hoods n»ucb damage will be done. TKAPEIC BLOCKED Owing to the Numerous Wnshouts in Nebraska. Omaha, Nob., March 12. — ice is still running on the Platte and Elk horn rivers, and as a result traffic is generally Mocked. At Ashland last night a portion of the Burlington bridge over the Platte was carried away just before the cast-bound flyer had passed. Today the Mis souri Pacific bridge over the Platte at La Platte is in great dan ger. While cutting away a log that was jammed against a pier, Ed Bury fell Into the water. Andrew Roland tried to rescue Bury, bat was swept away with him, and both men were drowned in sight of a gang of laborers. who were unable to rescue them. The Union Pacific is working hard to repair its damaged bridge over the Elkhorn, and will soon have all trains running on time. Burlington trains are delayed by reason of washouts at Ashland. ' IX THE EASTERN STATES. Port Deposit, Mel., One of the Heaviest. Sufferers. Philadelphia, March 12. — lie ports received tonight from the various sections of t!ie western part of the state threatened by floods show abatement from the danger of a freshet In some places, and in others the condition of the swollens rivers remains dangerous, and in one instance the waters burst their banns ami inundated a town. From Port Deposit, Md., comes a story of a night of anxiety, followed by a day of flooded streets and houses. An ice gorge at Conowingo, a few miles above Port Deposit, was holding in check a great volume of water. The breaking of this gorge was dreaded, and when night came on hundreds of people thronged the banks of the river ami watched for the coming torrents. At 2 o'clock the gorge gave way, and the flood let loose swept down and spread through Port Deposit. For a time the inhabitants did not know whether or not their town would be carried away and themselves drowned, but when the waters had reached the height of eight feet in the streets and houses it ceased to rise. The stage for the day has remained at the same height, mid outhouses not securely fixed have been swept off. The tracks of the Fort Deposit A: Columbia railroad are covered foi several miles, and it will be several days before traffic can be resumed. No services were held at any of the churches today on account of the flood. The loss so far is estimated at 1150,000. Portions of the ice gorge at Linden, near \Yilliamsb;irg. Pa,, went out to night, but reports received say that the main body of ice has not yet broken, although it has settled and threatens to move. Thousands of people crowd the bridges and shotes there today to watch the ice, which was expected to break. The water readied a height of 14 feet at Williamsport tonight, and ail the ice be tween there and Linden passed out. At Jersey Shore the water readied a height of 24 feet, and at Linden it was 2 or o feet lower. The Susquehanna at Barrisburg had fallen this tuornina* a foot, and during the afternoon w;;s at a standstill, heiiiff IS tVet 9 inches above low-water mark. Reports from points north indi cate thru the volume of water may be increased during the night, but there are no apprehensions of a serious flood, and. while the danger of inun dation in Smith Harrisborg is al ways present daring the annual freshet, the residents are not alarmed. A few, however, have taken the precau tion to remove household effects to tlie second floor of their dwellings. The Industrial establishments along the river have not been compelled to sus pend operations. There has been no damage at tiarrisburg, and it is believed the Hood will escape without the usual destruction of property. At Easton, i'a., the Delaware river rose live feet. From noon until 8 o'clock today and since then ereat quantities of ice nave pawed down. The rivet reaj'neu •.'!'-_ feet there tonight, and is still rising. The Lehigh river is backed ui> by the water in the Delaware, and is overflowing yards and wharves, and so far as can be learned the ice has uot gorged at any point near Easton. In this city the danger of the inundation of the mills that line the banks of the Schuylkill river at Manayunk is becom ing greater. Just above Manayunk the Platrock dam has broken in the center, and all that holds the river back from sweeping the remainder away is an old submerged dam, about fifteen feet back of the other one. Should the old dam give way, Flatrock dam will prob ably go, letting a flood down upon Manayunk which would undoubtedly eanse great loss in the Hooding of prop erty and the consequent stoppage of work in the mills. Drowned in a Koad. Midland, Mich., March 12. — Fred Laisure and sister-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Sullivan, were drowned today. They attempted to cross a road which was covered with water, and their carriage upset, with the result that both perished. Laisure, who was forty years old, and" was a horse trainer, leaves a wife and two children. Mohawk Ice Gorge. C.vxAJOH.vir.ii:, M. V., March 12.— There is an ice gorge in the Mohawk river below Palestine bridge. The ice is still firm above the bridge and over two feet thick. The water has been rising steadily all day and tue low lands are flooded. Ihe Cellars Full. Fonda, X. V., March 12.— There is a general thawing in the Mohawk valley, the small streams are greatly swollen and the river is high. In nearly every village in the valley the cellars are filled \vi*n water. MODESTY MAY PAY. Minnesota and North Dakota Exercising Good Judg ment at Washington. Illinois and Several Other States Seem to Want the Whole Earth. Country Storekeepers Will Not Get All the Small Postoffices. Something About the Man Who" Will Take Up Adlai's Strong Ax. Special to the Olobe. Washington, March 12.— The politi cians who have been congregated at the national capital during the past two weeks have been totally unable to fix up slates for at least two of the states of the Union— Minnesota and North Dakota. While there have been men from these states after positions in the rity.no organized body has yet appeared from either state. South Dakota. lowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska, in their vicin ity, have sent down small armies, ail seeking appointments at once, while Illinois alone has at the present time enough available timber in the city to fill every administrative, executive, judicial and diplomatic appointment at the disposal of the new administration. A Northwestern member of congress, In speaking about the tremendous pres sure for place from the politicians of the Slicker state, said: "1 can now see why Illinois went for Cleveland last fall; it was simply be cause she had enough Democratic votes to do it. I have already seen and heard of enough lUinoisans to come pretty near carrying the state at any time if they would all vote and vote the straight Democratic ticket." Illinois Waiitw the ICartli, It is not quite so bad as this, but Ille nois is demanding a pretty high price for the twenty-four electoral voles she gave Mr. Cleveland; and, by the way. she is demanding at least ten times as much as she can ret. Every Democratic candidate defeated for con gress in Illinois last fall is after a first class]oflice of somed description. For ex ample, Ex-Congressman Bussey would like to be commissioner of pen sions; ."Scott Wike, the ablest man in the last house from the state, has asked to be made comptroller of the currency; and Gen. Newberry, of Chicago, desires a first-class place abroad. So much for the men who have been In congress from Illinois. Out side of these, there are candidates lor commissioner of the land oliice and event hinc else that is desirable. Gun. McClernand and Judge Browning, Doth good men. want something; they do not know exactly what, bat that they want something they know absolutely. Wisconsin has been more modest, partly to give the president a chance to place Judge Jenkins in the place on the circuit bench just vacated by the ap pointment of Judge Jackson to the su preme court vacancy created by the death of Judge Latnar. But Col. Knight, of Ashland, is authority for the statement that the Wis consin "woods from Superior to Osh kosh are full of good Democrats anxious and willing to throw themselves upon their country's shrine and serve her as long as they live. The failure of Gen. Brasrg to receive the Mexican mis sion was a great surprise to the Badger state men, by the way, although Col. Knight was not caught anywhere shed ding tears over the matter. Try I to Find a Male. Several very amusing "Minnesota slates," so-eali'ttl, have been printed in the New York ami Washington papers, but they have been remarkable chiefly for stating that men are candidates for this, that and the other office, whereas, as a matter of fact, the men named either want nothing or are seeking something quite different. For example, the Washington Post and New York Times gave it out that Hon. Dan W. Lawler would like to be solicitor gen eral, when, as a matter of fact, Lloyd W. Bowers, of Winona, is the only Minnesota candidate for that po sition. Capt. Harries, of the First district, was set down as a candidates for governor of Alaska or internal revenue collector for Minne sota while Hon. 11. H. Hawkins was stated to be seeking Got. Swineford's old post, with no other strings out. The latter statement is correct, but just how it came to be included in such a mass of rubbish and absurdities even. Capt. Hawkins could not explain. After North Dakota had been push ing Col. .John D. Benton, of Fargo, for commissioner of the land office for nearly a month, as the Globe stated would be done nearly that long ago, several of the New York and Northwestern • papers picked it up and tried to make it look like something new. Outside of Col. Bentou, North Dakota is asking no big office from the new administration, and this makes the Fargo leader's chances just so much better. Taken all in all, the North Dakota Democrats are conducting themselves with the great est propriety, and they will be very likely, as a result, to secure the early removal of a great many ''offensive partisans." Will Place Democrat* on Guard. And this brines up the name of the new fourth assistant postmaster gen eral. Robert A. Maxwell, of iSew Yord. Mr. Maxwell will be the man who will perform the duties, the performance of which made the present occupant of the office of vice president so solid with his party that he was given a place on the national ticket last year. He is an old-line Democrat, who does not believe that there is any reason for Republicans holding postofh'ces when there are good Demo crats around, able and willing to per form their duties aud accept the re sponsibilities. As .soon as the Demo crats who are patrons of the fourth class offices get together and settle upon a man for postmaster, there is no particular reason why they sTiould not expect an appointment to "be made. Of course. Gen. Maxwell will need two or three weeks to become acquainted with his office, but he is a man who will be ready for work in as short a time as pos sible. The civil service reform frills about the administration of the postof lice department will be kept in order by Postmaster General Bissell. WantXo Storekeeper*. Want \o Storekeeper*). The <juairels of rival country &tore; SAINT PAUL, MINN., MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 13, 1803. keepers Win not bo allowed to disturb the new administration when tiio ap pointments of fourth-class postmasters are taKen up, Postmaster General Uis sell bavins made the announcement that postoliices of this class will not be Kiven to local merchants to enable them to secure advantages over their compet itors by reason of the location of the postoffiees, as well as for the further and more important reason that in such cases the management of the postofhces invariably falls into the hands of some inexperienced clerk. Of course, this rule will not be an invariable one, for the reason that there are places where the country storekeeper is the only man residingat the mosiconvenient place in a neighborhood for the distri bution of the mails. This statement of the postmaster general will not be ap piftOded by a large number of the coun try merchants, but it will save the de partment, as well as the members of congress, a great deal of trouole, and settle numerous quarrels that have hardly been healed over in the past eight years. At the same time it will result in changing postmasters at a great many places where the country storekeeper has held through all changes of administration simply because his Btore seemed to be conveniently located for the accommodation of the public. Hull Will Ed 111 u in in Coiisiros Congressman Hail, of toe Third dis trict, has positively made up his mind that he will not allow his name to be presented for the Swetlish mission, lie would like the place, and would un doubtedly make an effort to secure it, were it not for the fact that his friends and the party leaders both in Minnesota ami Washington believe that the party demands his services in the next con gress. The llattering ana cordial mau ner in which the Swedish papers of Minnesota indorsed him for the place for a time made the lied Wing states man hesitate.and no wonder; for, added to the united support of tho Swedish pres3, Mr. Hall has had pledges of the support of hundreds of the leadiner Swedish citizens of the entire North west. In announcing his decision to make no effort to secure the post, Mr. Hall today salt): "I would like very much to go to Sweden, out after carefully considering the matter in all its bearings, 1 nave made up my mind that it would not be right for me to accept the place if of fered to me; 1 certainly do not think that I ought to make n light for it. That 1 feel highly honored by the enthusi astic and cordial manner in which the Swedish-Americans of Minnesota have rallied to my support, 1 need not say. From them 1 have received many Hal tering letters which 1 appreciate." But 1 cannot be a candidate for the place. The ueople of the Third district elected tna a member of the next con gress last fall, and 1 feel that 1 ougirt not to place upon them the burden of another election, and besides 1 feel that the term just ended has to a certain ex tent equipped me for the work of the next." There has been a feeling all along that the Swedish mission could be Mr. Hull's if lie would enter the lists, and bis determination not to. do so will be received with genuine regret in many quarters. The Democrats of the Third, however, will bo glad of it; for in the Fifty-third congress O. M. Hail will be one of the leaders. He has passed through His first term with such mod esty and tact as to win him the regard of nearly all his colleagues and the enmity of none. Lewox. CRANK TOlfrN'S WORK. He Expects the Millennium to Be With Us Tomorrow. NkwYobk, March, 12. — In speaking of liis work, Prof. Totten stated today in an interview that he had "not a shadow of a doubt as to the general ac curacy of his chronological work, nor as to its particular accuracy within the necessary personal equation of all hu man etfort." lie maintains that we are actually in the "Midnight" hour speci fied in the parable of the ten virgins. "The clock," said the professor, "is still striking: the tenth stroke will end its sounding at the coming March equi nox, the eleventh In June, and the twelfth, or final stroke, at the Septem ber equinox of the current year. After that none of the virgins need be in fur ther doubt as to the 'time,' or as to •what, or who, is at hand.'" "Many facts," lie continued, "assure me that we are at the midnight hour of the Christian dispensation, and 1 am sure that the seventh angel of the Savior's revelation to St. John is soou to sound the seventh and final trumpet which lifts the veil from the mystery of God, but which is not to be confused with the 'linal trump,' as commonly unJerstood. In spite of misrepresenta tions to the contrary, I do not antici pate the end of the world, but the be ginning of a new and better dispensa tion. 1 anticipate a crisis 'tomorrow' iind tlie millennium 'the day after.' I expect the first resurrection very soon, but not the second until a thousand years of golden age have sped away." The professor set forth with great de tail his reasons for his belief. PRINTERS WRI*L TREATED. ratio Springs Home. Colorado Springs, Colo., March tl.— The committee of the local typo graphical union appointed to investigate the charges of mismanagement at the printers' home reported tonight. It is reported that they find the charges are unfounded. The inmates are made comfortable by every means possible. Food is abundant and good, with fresh milk, eggs, etc. The expenditures at this institution per month are $2,000. Tnere are now thirty inmates. THREE SETS OF TRIPLETS. The Banner Bearer for Multiple Child-Bearing. Cold Sphinos, N. V., March 12. -The many admirers of Mrs. Ellswor^^l'iller, who holds the world's record in the matter of mutiple child-bearing, will be gratified to learn that she has just pre sented her husband with triplets — two boys and a girl. This 1 brings her record for triplets up to three sets and her total up to sixteen. She was married Oct. 10, 1883. nine years and five months ago, and she is now thirty-one years old. She has seven living children, includ ing the three whom she has just borne. Consul Munderloh Dead. Chicago, March 12. — William H. Mnnderloh died at the Great Northern hotel. Munderloh represented the Ger man empire at Montreal as consul. He was aiso vice president of the board of trade in that city. March 1 he left Canada on a trip to California to visit his two sons. On reaching this city Munderioh was 6trickeu with paralysis, and was taken on a stretcher to the Great Northern, where he grew worse, until the end came today. "Polly Holmes" 111. Am«tei:i>am, \. V., Marcli I:7.— Mrs. Gallagher, member of Dan McCarthy's "Katnbier From Home*' company, i 3 iil at this place with peritonitis. Mrs.Gal lagher'a stage uame is 'Tolly liolraes." NOT SURE OF SEATS, Three United States Senators Whose Titles Are Not Clear. The Senate Will Give Them Close Attention Before Acting. Steerage Passengers Again Being Brought Over From European Ports. Strict Precautions Observed to Prevent the Introduc tion of Cholera. W.ykhixotox, March 12.— The ses sion of the senate tomorrow will prob ably be brief, and will be confined mainly to the reception of nominations from the president. Within a day or two following, however, the committees will be appointed, and the body will be in thorough working order so far as the business for which it is called together is concerned. Reports of committees upon the nominations will begin to come in immediately, and tho senate will be occupied with them until the end of the special session. Aside from this business is the consideration of the legal questions involved in the ap pointment of three senators by the governors of Montana, Wyoming and Washington. The members of _the committee on privileges and elections have already been devoting their attention to the study cf precedents and the law affecting such appoint ments, and will doubtless be ready to make reports soon after the credentials are taken up. It happens that the de cision of the different questions involved in these cases can be made without af fecting the political complexion of the senate, and it is the intention of both sides of the chamber to endeavor to con sider the cases purely on their merits and without respect to political consid erations, and thus establish a precedent that will be likely to stand hereafter. As the points involved are many and the question itself is complex, it is ex pected that a debate will ensue In the senate noon the presentation of the re port of the committee that may occupy several weeks. IS CHOLiKlt.t COMING? Stoerajjo Passajje from European Ports Is Resumed. Wabhingtox, March 13.— The tffias ury department is advised by the state department that sleeragn traffic be tween European ports and the United States, which was discontinued on Jan. 1 last, has been resumed. United States* Consul Gardner, at Rotterdam, in a re port to the state department, gives a de tailed account o ¥ the precautions taken there to prevent the emigration of per sons affected with contagious diseases. In addition to (be safeguards against the transmission of disease afforded by the local system of examination made immediately before embarkation, a new hotel designed exclusively for the ac commodation of steerage and second class passengers on route for the United States has been built. This hotel, known as the "Nash,"< is owned by tho Netherlands-American company, and is solely under their management. The entire control of this building, ac cording to Dutch laws, is in the hands of the commissioner of immigration, although the United States consul has free access to the building. Consul Gardner states that within the past three or four years tlie rate of steerage sailing from Rotterdam to New York has increased in the ratio of the added restrictions upon immigration imposed by the United States authorities. The rate for steerage in 18 ( J1 was $20.40, while at ttie present time it is $31.20. The grade of persons eoing in the steer age has also shown a percentage of im provement more or less closely corre sponding to the percentage of increase of cost of passage. United States Consul Estes, at Ham burg, ljas submitted are part of tho pre cautions that he lias adopted against the introduction of infectious discuses i into the United States by the resump tion of immigration at his port. He states that all vessels saline from Ham burg for ports in the United States, be. fore thoy can obtain their bill of health, must be thoroughly disinfected accord ing to the Instructions of tue United States marine hospital service. This disinfection is superintended by Dr. W. L. Honiann, a Hamburg * govern j ment surgeon who uses the Ham I burg police department seal on his certificate of disinfection. Further, the crews of vessels carrying Immigrants are medically examined by Dr. llomaun and Dr. Nash, a deputy ot Mr. Jenkins, the health officer in New York. These physicians issue a joint certificate as to this examination.. All passengers not traveling In the aloon are medically examined before? embarkation by Dr. Honiann in his ccyacity as government surgeon, and b.^ a physician of the steamship company. This examination is mode in the presence- of either the consul or vice consul, and the certifi cate to that effect is annexed to the passenger manifest of the vessel. Both of the i physicians issue a certificate besides, which declares the passengers to be in good health and free lroin all infectious dis eases. The bill of health, which is not delivered to the steamship until ail of these requirements havo been complied with, bears across its face in red ink the exact number of cholera cases and deaths which have been reported to the Hamburg senate choler* commission during the fortnight previous to tho date of the bill of health. All of the above-mentioned documents bear the authentication of the United States. Consul Estes also states thai all passengers coming from Russia and Austria-Hungary are obliged to ob serve ■ quarantine of at least six days under police surveillance before they are permitted to go on board ship. EDITOII-FOS'J. MASTERS Not to Bo Numerous in This Ad ministration. Wasjii.vgtox, March 12.— The Post says: The assertion that editors are not generally to be recoguized by the new adminis' ration is true. Mr. Cleve land believes- that lus predecessor suf fered throu ;ri tlit^ charge of having subsidized the press, and he does not intend to run the same srauntUfe. The decision is also to be made particularly applicable t<\ newspaper men wlio de sire to be b< stmasmi-s iv theU - towns. Mr. Blssell iias had the names of some country editors presented to him in con nection with various postoffices, but lias uniformly declined to give any encouragement to the otliceseek ers. Ho lays down the principle that in small towns ail the ut terances of the newspaper over which the postmaster-editor presides will be regarded as the views ol tiie ad ministration, while, on the other band, all praise of Mr. Cleveland's acts will bo discountenanced, because it ema nates from the recipient of an ollice. Mr. Bissell does not mopose to appoint any editors to postmasterships, and the president will observe the same rule in disposing of the higher offices. GKOVEU IS lUJsTING. The President Does Not Attend Church. Washington; March 12.— 1f Presi dent Cleveland has selected his church home in Washington, he gave no evidence of that choice today. He did not attend divine worship, but spent the morning quietly resting from the arduous duties of his first week in office. Some attention was paid matters of pressing importance, and Private Sec retary Thurber remained in the office the better part of the day. A little after 3 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland went for a drive, and for more than an hour enjoyed the beauty of the perfect day. Vice President Stevenson, accom panied by Mrs. Stevenson, attended the morning service at the New York Avenue Presbyterian church, which is the same they at tended during the previous Demo cratic administration. Mr. Stevenson has not yet selected a pew. but today occupied that of Noble Lamer. lv the afternoon, accompanied by Judge Law rence, of the court of claims, and Lewis Stevenson, his son, the vice president took an extended stroll. This evening he received a number of calls from, per sonal friends. . Collateral Descendants. Washington, March 12.— The state ment that the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution had voted to excluded collateral descendants is at least premature. The question Is to be submitted for discussion to all the chapters during the present year, and the liual vote will be taken at the next congress, in February, li>'.)4. During the coming year all sucli applicants will be accepted, as they have been hereto fore. No Naval Politics. WASHZZTOTOK, March 12.— Secretary Herbert says he does not favor making changes among the mechanics of the navy yards because of politics, and would "follow the practice of his prede cessor in this respect. A MIDNIGHT RECEIVER. Talk of One Being Sprung for the New York & New En gland. Detailed Statement of the Situa tion by a Friend or the Road. Boston', March 12.— 1n view of a pub lished statement that a midnight re ceivership might frustrate the plan of the McLeod interests to ob tain control of the New York & New England railroad at the annual meeting Tuesday; that both sides were said to be prepared for a receivership, and the additional assertion that the Reading interests had the proxies to control the election, but not the cash to hold the stock under the fire of a re ceivership. A statement of the condi tion of the New England road and the outlook for it under Reading control is made by parties friendly to tiiat man agement, in substance as "follows: "A gigantic effort is still being made to depress New England stock in order that the control may pass from the hands of Reading friends,jbut the effort will be unsuccessful. The net float ing debt on Dec. SI, ISOs. was only $379,354. as against $433, --393 on Dec. 31, 1S91; the reduc tion during the year having been 959,030. The Parson's management, which succeeded that of Mr. Corbin in the first quarter of 1892, was hampered in its financial management by the pur chase last autumn of the majority of the stock by the McLeod interest. A re duction in the amount of floating debt, although small, was therefore very en couraging. The gross floating debt in cludes 5470,910 Interest accrued to Dec. SI, 1892. Against the interest is held 8282,660 cash, ?t;0'2,3!)5 due from agonts and conductors, and 1828,503 due from companies and individuals. These facts show that a receivership is impossible. The money for interest is in hand, and the notes payable of $442,853 are not nearly due. The alli ance with the Reading will be most ad vantageous to the New England. In fact, its net earnings increased $170,000 in the last quarter of 1892, and gross earnings for January, 18:)3, increased 870,000. The purchase of the New-York & Northern road by the New Haven interests prevented the New England from obtaining an all-rail entrance into New York city on the east side of the Hudson river, but the Sound line from New London to New York is in opera tion, and will so continue." The statement gives in detail the manner in which traffic may be handled and the advantages gained thereby, continuing: "If the New Haven plans could be fully carried out, the New England states would have no railroad competi tion, and the laws of several of the states are such that no|competing mile age could ever be built. There is no doubt that the net earnings of the roads embraced in the McLeod combination will be materially increased when the plans shall be under way. The total capitalization on which charges have to be paid on the 526 miles of New York & New England is $22,075,550. The fixed interest capitalization in the 144 miles of the Poughkeep sie bridge system is $7,723, --000, bringing a the : total of 070 miles up to $2!), 798,500, or only $44, --000 per mile, A statement of the ope rations of the New York & New Eng land road for nine years demonstrated that the increase in gross receipts has been great, and that the net earnings have kept pace with the increased charges. The surplus earnings over fixed charges for the past eight years aggregate $1,061,038. or $88,938 more than the dividends paid. New England would seem able to earn fixed charges in almost the poorest kluct of a year, and the effects of the coal, freight and passenger business over the Reading & Poughkeepsle bridge system has yet to be tested. Mr. McLeod's associates are confident that his control of the New England will be of the greatest benefit to the shareholders of that company as well as to the Reading company. Small Planets Discovered. Kiel Odservatokt, March 12.— Two small planets were discovered by the Nice observatory on the Bth and otu. of the mouth, }'i>;\ SHE DID NOT LOVE HIM A Massachusetts Girl Shot Ihree Times by a Reject ed Lover. She Discouraged His Atten tions and He Fatally Wounded Hep. After Doing This He Sends a Bullet Crashing Into His Own Brain. Mystery About the Suicide of a St. Louis Woman in New York. QuiKCY, Mass., March 12. — Unre quited love and jealousy were the cause of a probable murder and suicide at Quincy today, the principals in the shocking tragedy being Mary Victoria Latave, a comely lass of eighteen years, and Joseph Massey, aged about thirty years. The girl, who is a devout church member, had been to mass, and was re turning home unattended. Massey, who had been waiting for her, followed her. A score or more of other people, who were also returning from church, were also behind her. When the girl had reached a point opposite the entrance to the old Miller estate, commonly known as the Stile, Massey was seen to step up near her, and, without any warning, draw a revolver and Fire Three Shots in rapid succession, which were fol lowed by a heart-rending scream from the girl. The whole affair came so sud denly upon the near witnesses that they were for a moment paralyzed, and no attention was paid to Massey, who, after doing the shooting, did not stop to see the result, but turned and walked leisurely away. Realizing finally what lie had done, the crowd which had gath ered shouted: "Stop that man; he has shot a girl." Several men started for him, butfuefore he could be overtaken, he placed the revolver, which he still held in his hand, to his head and fired, the ball entering just above and back of the right ear. Without a word he fell ov* on a bank of snow and expired in about ten minutes. Willing hands took the girl tenderly in their arms and car ried her to her home, a short distance away, where doctors made an examina tion. They found that all the shots had taken effect. One passed through The Lel't Wrist, the other two entered the middle of the back .1 little to one side of the spinal col umn near the eleventh rib, fracturing the ninth rib. One of the bullets lodged in the left lung and one in the abdomen. Physicians do not have much hopes of her recovery. The girl was employed in the shoe manufactory. Massey, the perpetrator of the crime, had, up to within nine months, been employed at the same factory. He paid her consid erable attention, and upon several occa sions called upon her at her home. He was apparently desperately in love with her and urged her to become his wife. His love, however, was not recipro cated, and the girl in every way pos sible discouraged his attentions. Some nine months ago Massey went to Marl boro to work, but frequently came to Quincy Saturday nights, remaining until Monday morning, lie made the threat that "if the Lafave girl did not marry him she would not marry anyone ■else, as he would shoot her first." which threat he put into execution to day. ENDED HEII LIFE. Suicide of a St. Louis Woman in New York. New Yokk, March 12.— Tonight S. D. 11. Peavson, proprietor of the Cole man boose, at Broadway and Twenty seventh street, found a woman in the hotel dead. See came there early yes terday morning, and registered as Mrs. F. Carter, of St. Louis. When found she had a bullet wound in her breast. Beside her was a bottle containing laudanum and morphine. She was about twenty-live years old, had blue eyes, wore a brown dress, sealskin co:U. and muff, brown plush hat trimmed with blue, black silk underskirt and button shoes. She had an umbrella With a silver handle. There is no mark or anything that gives a clue to her identity. The chambermaid went to the wom an's room this afternoon to do it up. She could not get in, and, as the key of the room was still in the lock on the in side, the chambermaid's pass-key would not open the door. A hall boy was sent around to the lire escape, and he got into the room from the window, to find the woman lyine on the bed, dead. Dep uty Coroner Conway was then sent for. and after his arrival he found a glass with a portion of a milk punch In it. This stood by the side ot two bottles, one of which proved to contain mor phine, the other laudanum. On the floor was a revolver. I'pou examining the body the deputy coroner was of the "opinion- that the woman had been dead two hours before lie got there. On testing the con tents of the class, he said the milk punch had been mixed with laudanum. There was a bullet wound in the left breast of the woman, which is believed to be the direct cause of death. The theory advanced is that after drinking half of the milk punch, which had previously been mixed by her with the laudanum, the woman stood before the looking-glass gin the room, and then, shooting herself through the heart, fell back on the bed. Tho bottle found in tho room, which contained laudanum, bore the label of an Eighth avenue druirgist. On inquiry he produced a record, showing that on January i:J, 1891, some laudanum had been sold to a Airs. Johnson, and the signature of the buyer of this poison bore considerable similarity to the handwriting in which th« name "Cai ler" appears on the register of the Cule nian house. St. Loris, March 11.— Nothing Is known here of Mrs. F. Carter, whose suicide is mentioned in a New York dispatch, the dispatch stating that she was registered at the hotel as from St. Louis. The belief here is >»>t tbe name, and perhaps tho residence, were assumed by the suicide, who wished to conceal her identity and residence. By the Revolver Route. BijmM.UA,>!, Ala., March 12.— Johu NO. VI. THE GLOBE BULLETIN, 1 Weather— Light snows; colder. Three senators may not get seats. No postoffices to be given editors. Illinois' hot pursuit of plums. Sensationalshootinga£fair,Massachusett| St. Louis woman suicides in New York* Crank Totten's queer prediction James W. Hyatt is dead- Fitz3immons fails to get his money. Hall to go with Mitchell, to England- Vail talks on Sunday closing. The sermon of Archbishop Ireland. ' Oorbett willing to fight in Buffalo^ Assemblyman Daly may resign. The French cabinet crisis. A Wyoming extra session probable.. Mr. Cleveland fails to 2:0 to church. -•:> European steerage traffic resumed. .--"■' Much damage from high water. Scandalous acts at Aberdeen funeral* '' Movements of Steamships."^' Liverpool— Arrived: Columbia, Boston. ' ll a Arrived: L&Gaseogne, New York.' Sbw Yokk— Arrived: Berlin, Liverpool} La Boulogne, Havre. G. Hastings, of Port Gibson, Miss., com mitted suicide ttiis morning at the Met ropolitan house with a revolver. He was the organizer for this district of the Knights of Honor, and had been here several days on that business. He left nothing to indicate the cause of the, deed. He was nearly sixty years old, and leaves a wife and several" children* WHISKY AND GUNPOWDER. Awful Wort of a World's Fail Watchman. Chicago. March 12.— Z. S. Kyes, j» watchman at the world's fair grounds, tonight fatally shot his wife and Mrs. Mary Weir, a neighbor. He 'hen turned his revolver against himself and sent a bullet into his breast, inflicting a wound which may prove fatal. Keye3 came home drunk, and, iroing into the room where Mrs. Weir was nursing his wife, who was ill and in bed, he threw his heavy overcoat on the bed. Mrs. Weir objected and pulled the coat off. Kyes threw it back again, and when Mrs. Weir attempted to pull it Oil he chased her from the room and fired two siiots at her, Both taking ef fect. Mrs. Kyes was aroused by the shooting and came running our. of the bedroom, and Kyes immediately shot her in the left side. He then attempted to commit suicide, and was taken to the hospital. There is a small chance of his recovery, but both women will die, his skull cklshi:d. A Night Watchman Killed by a Discharged Kmploye. Ypsii.anti, Mich., March I:2.— Jay E. Pulver, night watchman at the Hay & Todd Manufacturing co;npany : s mills, was found dead this morning. ll is body was discovered in the basement with the skuli crushed into a shapeless mass. Clifton Hand, an employe who was discharged about four years ago, was arrested this alter noon and charged with the crime. He had been drinking heavily. The accused man denies all knowledge of the murder. Spots bavine the appearance of blood and biains were fotina on his clothing and boots. No reason is known for the crime. One Killed, One Captured. Eif.w.a, I. T., March 12. — A man who arrived in Eaufala this eveuiug from the Chcctaw nation, brought news of the capture of another outlaw in that nation. Ollicers came upon A. J. Davis and band, wanted for robbery, and de manded tlieir surrender. D;i\is turned over his Winchester. The other ad vanced toward the officer, McHenry.and began firing. The ollicers returned the fire, killing the man, who is unknown. During thi.-*" Davis escaped, but was afterward recaptured. His Jaw Cut Off. UetttsbubGj Pa., March 13.— The body of a young man named Mann was found under a pile of rocks on the South mountain today, lie bad been mur dered. His lower jaw was cut off, and there were deep cuts in tbe back of the head. Mann had been missing for three weeks. The murdered man was a wood cutter, and his companion, Hen*y Hoist, who is suspected of the crime, has vis« appeared. Lynched by Negroes. VICKSBCRG, Miss.. March 12.— Last uigbt about S o'clock Lee Walton (col ored) killed llufus llaywood (colored), wlio waa a reliable man living near Nitta Yuraa, Sharkey county. . Tho murder was 8 most brutal one. Today the coroner's jury, after an Investiga tion, committed Walton to jail, charging liim with murder. While the constable was en route to the jail at Rolling Fork a large number of infuriated negroes took him from the officer and hanged him. One Week to Live. Sing Sim;, March 12. — James L. Ham ilton, who was sentenced to die by elec tricity during the week beginning to* morrow, was surprised when informed last evening that Gov. Flower had granted a respite of one week in his case. The ground on which the delay was granted is the statement of counsel for Hamilton that new evidence had been discovered by which they claim to be able to prove an alibi- They will have a hearing In Albany Thursday. OPENED A RESERVOIR, The Water Prom Which Did Con» siderable Damage. TROT, N. V., March 18.— The recent rains have so swollen the volume of water in the city reservoir that measures were taken this afternoon to save tne city from destruction. The strain of the reservoir was so great that it was feared it would give way and let millions of gallons of water down on the town. The flood gates were opened, and an immense volume of water rushed down the hill, doing much damage. A bridge at Millville was hurled away by the swollen Poestonkill. The river at this point has overflowed the docks, and is still rising. Rochester, N. V., March 12.— When the ice Hoe in the lower Genessee broke up Saturday night the steamer City of Rochester was torn from its moorings at Charlotte and hurled against the Rome, Watortown & Ojrdensbnrg bridge and completely wrecked. Tw« yachts and a ferry boat were carried into the iake and lost, g Albany, N.Y., March 12.— The water in the Hudson is rising rapidly, and is now over the docks. Since noon the rise has been ovea three feet. At mid night the ice broke and is going out. Thus far these has beeu no great dam* ago.