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SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO.
VOLUME 15. SEDALIA, MO., TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 1884. NUMBER 4,7. LEXINGTON LEAKINGS. A Terrific Storm A Hog Law Contest Decided. Lexington, Mo., April 19. Special to the Bazoo A terrific wind, rain and bail storm struck this city about midnight last night. The wind which blew a gale, did little damage beyond the distruction ol a few signs, awnings, shutters, shade trees and lences. The hail, some of which were large as pigeon eggs, proved more serious and demolished quite a quantity of window glass. It has grown decidedly cooler and has been raining hard all day with little indications for an early secession. Judge Strother to-day returned a deci sion in the case of Jacob A. Price vs. the city of Lexington, which is of more than usual interests as effecting municipal stock law. The case originated under the hog impounding ordinance of this city, and was brought about in this wise. Some time since the city marshal in pursuance of his duties under the impounding ordinance took up some hoirs of the plaintiff. The latter being notified thereof called and claimed his property demur ring however to amount demanded by the marshal. Mr. Price offered the marshal $2, which was declined, where upon Mr. Price obtained possession of his property by a writ of repleviu,and suit was inaii luted. The matter being considered as a test, was carried before Judge Strother and was, as stated, decided by him to-day in favor of the plaintiff, Mr. Price. Judge Strother, holding, First That the tender by Mr. Price of $2 to the keeper of the pound for the eight head of hogs, which had been fed but once, was a sufficient equivalent. Second That the replevin to recover the hogs on the refusal of this tender was legai and proper. Third That the hog ordinance itself, which was adopted last November, is ille gal and unconstitutional, and that all monies collected under it are liable to re covery by the payees, by civil process. METROPOLIS MENTION, SPORTING. The Supreme Court Docket Phelps not a Candidate for Governor. vs. Ruth from the suggestion Special to the Bazoo. Jefferson City, Mo., April 17. The supreme court met this morning, pursuant to adjournment, all the judges present. The following are the proceedings had : Edward M. Pierce, respondent, vs. Conrad K. Stinde et al.. appellant from the court of appeals ; motion to dismiss filed by appellant. From Burgess, respondent, O'Donahue et al., appellants, Cape Girardeau circuit court in opposition to motion for dismissal filed. Wm. Sphon, respondent, vs. Missouri Pacific railwav company, appellant: from Cole circuit; reset for April 20. John Tevebaugh et al appellant, vs. W. P. Hawkins, respondent, from Ozark circuit; stipulation perfecting record filed. John J. Sloan, respondent, vs W. H. Mitchell, et al,, appellant; stipulation per fecting record filed, and submitted on briefs. v -w- v ft .Lucy V. b. Ames, administratrix, vs. Win. EL Scudder et al., trustee, from court of appeals ; argued and submitted. Windsor Hotel company, respondent, vs D. C. Thatcher et al., appellant ; motion to dismiss filed. PHELPS NOT A CANDIDATE. Your reporter learned from a reliable source to day that Senator Dave Armstrong, of St. Louis, had received a letter from ex Governor John S. Phelps, in which he said that owing to the bad state of his health he would not enter the race for governor. This will make the campaign a pretty live one for the other candidates. Base Ball. New York. April 19. The arbitration committee, acting uuderthe national agree ment of professional base ball associations met to-day for the purpose of effecting a permanent organization for the coming year. BALTIMORE. Cleveland S Baltimore 8 TERRE HAUTE. Terre Haute 7 Ft. Wayne 4 New Orleans Kaces. New Orleans, April 19. Seven furlongs heat race. Little Buttercup won in straights; Campanini, third and second ; Gilet second and third. Time 1:30 and 1:313. Cottrill stakes for three year-olds, mile and a half was won by Richard L; Peter L. Second ; Glenbar third. Time, 2:42. Consolation races, one mile, Brunswick first, Lady Loud, second, Hickory Jim, third. Time, 1:44. The Howard stakes, two miles, was won by Wallenze, Fasterell led a mile and three eights, when Athlone and Wallenze went up, the latter going in the lead at the half mile post. Entering the home stretch, Wallenze took a good lead which he main tained to the end ; Fosterells second, Ath lone third. Time 3:36 Mile, Barnum first, Polinia second, Man-' ltou third. Time 1:455. POLITICAL. FRANK JAMES. It Begins to Look as if Would Prove an Alibi. He Chattanooga, Tenn., April 19. At Huntsville, Ala., in the James trial to-day, Fred Hill stated that a day or two before the robbery he entertained three men at his house at Green Hill, but did not identify Frank James. Hugh Riley who, at the time of the rob bery, was a saloon keeper at Mussel Shoals, testified that three men came to his saloon, but he did not identity James. S. H. Fields, detective for the de fense, testified that he knew Frank James in Nashville, in 1879, 1S80 and 18S1, that he, James, was at that time hauling lumber for a Nashville firm, and was known by the name of B. J. Woodson. He saw James in Nashville on the 11th and 12th of March, 1SS1, several times on both of these days He knew the man named J. A. Howard in Nashville, who turned out to be Jesse James, but never saw Hcjfd and Woodson together. "r Jonas Taylor, a blacksmith of Nashville, testified he saw Frank James at Nashville, March 11 and put shoes on his horse March 12, 18S1. The witness testified the date by an entry in his ledger. SINFUL CINCINNATI. Kansas Elects Her State. Dis trict and County Delegates, Who are for Blaine for Presi dent by a Large Majority. Conventions and Delegations Elected Elsewhere. INDUSTRIAL NOTES. Wild and Wooley ;,Wool Growers. Pittsburg, April 16. The Pennsylvania Wool Growers' a-sociation adopted a reso lution demanding in the name of 74,000 wool growers of Pennsylvania, and 1,000, 000 wool growers in the United States, the immediate restoration of the wool tariff of 1867, pledging themselves not to support for public office any man voting against the resolution, and setting forth that the present congress by a failure to return the duty on wool, has assumed the responsibil ity of perpetrating the wrong inaugurated by the preceding congress and declaring that words are not strong enough to ex press their condemnation of the Morrison tariff bill. Not Foot and Mouth. NeoBho Falls, April 19. Dr. Law, of Cornell university, who has been here dur ing the past week investigating the cattle disease, will leave for Topeka on Monday. He is not very communicative concerning the results of his experiments, preferring to give them to the public in the shape of a formal report, which will probably be published in a few days. He does say em phatically, however, that the trouble is not the European foot and mouth disease nor any other contagisus affection, Brisbin's Opinion. St. Paul, Minn., April 19. The secretary of the American National Agricultural association, haying addressed a letter to Gen. James A. Brisbin, commandant at Fort Keogb, Montana, requesting his views regarding the holding of a great national cattle show. The general, in a letter to the Associated Press, says he has replied urg ing that the show be held, and suggesting : that at the same time a national conven tion of cattle breeders and stock growers be held, at which all the stock associations throughout the country shall be represent ed. He takes strong grounds against con gressional interference with the cattle trade, and says there are no cattle diseases in the country worthy of notice, much less of national legislation. The Election Fraud Investiga tion Almost Another Scene of Riot. Cincinnati, April 19 The committee ap pointed by the legislature to investigate the charge of election frauds and conduct of the city government of Cincinnati, past and present, assembled to-day and began its investigation. .Robert Harlan testified that he? saw two or three hundred illegal votes cast in the Sixth ward in the April elections. There were no republicans to assist in preventing the frauds, and he could not take the list of names. He nam d half a dozen whom he knew were not voters in that ward. He saw one squad vote that had just voted in another precinct. U Meyer asked the witness a lew ques tions about his occupation and salary. Harlan becoming excited said it was an important question, and continuing, he charged O'Meyers with having shamefully abused him in a speech in the legislature, and added nothing but the cover of his office as a legislator protected him from his (Harlan's) vengeance. O'Meyers offered to take off the cover and both arose. O'Mevers called Harlan a blackguard. Harlan replied, "You're a liar." Both rose and a collision seemed immi nent, but the chairman called for order, directed Col. Harlan to stand aside, and called on Mr, Halstead. Mr. Halstead testified to his personal knowledge the conduct of the election timed to five minutes, when he voted, saw no fraud, had information from Col. Harlan about frauds in the Sixth ward and be lieved him a truthful man. Kentucky Horse Sales. Lexington, Kentucky, April 19. The annual Kentucky spring horse sales have begun. Two hundred head were sold here this week for the aggregate sum of $50,000. an average of $250. Next week Woodard & Brasfield will offer 250 head of good horses for sale which are expected to bring good prices. Stewart's WilL Springfield, Mass., April 19. The will of the lale A. T. Stewart, of New York, was ordered recorded in this city to-day, in order that the title to the real estate might be legally settled. It was contested by parties in Vermont who claimed to be heirs to the estate. A lueczx in Chicngo. Chicago, April 19. The queen of Tahiti Pomare, arrived here this morning over the Grand Trunk and left quietlv for San Francisco at noon. San Francisco Races San Francisco, April 19. The last day of the meeting of the Blood Horse associa tion. Tne first race was the exand stake or two-year-olds, dash three-quarters of a mile, won by Altus. Tims 1:16 J, Second dash, mile and three-quarters, for three-vear olds, won by Prince of Nor folk in 3:113 Third, made up handicap, mile and re peat, won by Bryant M in 1:45$, 1;49J. Fourth, consolidation purse, mile dash, won by Neilson in 1:44. . Lyons Kansas. Lyons, Kas., April 19. The Republican County convention delegates were elected to-day as follows : To the State convention at Topeka, F. A. Butler. R. S. Briggs, J. E. Davis. To the District convention at Newton, J. H. Ricksecker, W. W. Spince, J. W. Whit, They were instructed to support J. H. Ricksecker as delegate to Chicago. To the Congressional convention at Hutchinson, H. C. Taylor, C. D. Ullmer, J. W. Crawford F. J. Griffith, C. J. Smith, they were instructed to labor the unanimous renomination of Samuel R. Peters. Resolution were adopted reassur ing devotion to republican principles, ad vocating party harmony and endorsing the administration of President Arthur and recommending the renomination of Sam R. Peters as congressman from thid, the Seventh district, on an informal ballot for personal choice ol delegates for president and vice-president Blaine and Lincoln led largelv, and for governor John A. Martin received all but two votes, one for J. H. Johnson and one for J. B. St. Johnson. Yesterday was extremely hot and sultry until evening, when a heavy storm of hail and rain came up. To-day is cold, a north west wind is blowing and the snow is fall ing slightly. Wheat is flourishing as never before. Wichita's Convention. Wichita, Kas , April 19. The republi- can county convention lield m thiscitv to day for the election of congressional, stale and national district delegates was very harmonious. There were no instructions given, but the congressional delegates will vote solidlv for the return of Hon. b. K Peters. The convention by a practically unanimous vote, endorsed Col. John A. Martin for governor. An informal vote for the first choice on president was taken, Blaine and Logan leading. Ihen a vote was taken on the two which resulted in a tie. The following delegates were elected : For the state convention at Topeka, L. D Skinner, L F Jones, W E Staulev, Lee Taylor, John Kellev. For the district convention at Newton, T F Brown, J D Houston, S S King, R R Hatfield, Frank Dollmeyer. For the congressional convention at Hutchinson. E B Allen, H D Hyserman, T B Wall, John Tucker, Frank Oliver, S. S Casad, R E Lawrence, Al Minnich, James Beard and & rJ Jewelt. McCoy ; alternate for Col. Snoddy George R. Sanders. The following delegates were chosen to the district convention in 01the next Thursday : J. V. Donaldson, R. J. Peare, A. D, Perries, Scott Shattuck and A. R. Carey alternates for Judge Donaldson. The delegations are uninstructed. Unanimous for Blaine. Abilene, Kag., April 19. At the Dick inson county convention, the following were elected delegates to the state conven tion : W. S. Stanlaugh, C. 0. Kohler, E. Boonson, L. A. Reed, G. A. Rodgers, T. Little. To the congressional convention, W. R Gorden, J. F. Startz, W. H. Childs, J. Clandehill, T. B. Lillie, James Culberlson. To the Concordia convention, W. H. Lamb, J. M. Hodge, D. Holdsworth, D. Weaver, and Wm. Sherwood. Resolutions strongly endorsing the course of John A. Anderson, expressing apprecia tion of his great services in congress, and instructing the delegates for him, were adopted. The delegates to Concordia were instruct ed for J. W. Hart, editor of the Chronicle, for delegate to Chicago. The convention was almost unanimous for Blame. More Blaine Delegates. Ulav Uentre. ias., April rJ. me re publican convention was held here to-day and elected delegates as follow : To the state conv ntion at Topeka, A. A. Godard, F. B. Dawes, A. M. Cilver and Wirt W. Walton. To the fifth congressional district con vention at Junction City, J. F. Billings, G. M. Stratton, A. R. Keller, A. P. Lawrence, W. V. Hensted, J. R. Ristine. To the fifth congressional district con vention at Concordia, F. P. Harkness, E. J. Bonham, A. T. Brooks, Jos. Greenwood, Jacob Miller and M. Lathrop. The delegates to Concordia are instruct ed to vote for D. A. Valentine for elector for this district, and those to Junction City for the renomination of Hon. John A. An derson. The delegates to Topeka were in structed to vote against sending federal officeholders as delegates to the national convention. There were but two votes in the convention against Blaine for presi dent, one for Edmunds and one for Logan. Votes for Logan. Paola, Kas., April 19. At the repub lican convention held here to-day for Miami county, Henderson Rice, G. A. Colton, W. B. Hamilton and H. A. Miller were elected delegates to the republican state convention. They we re uninstructed J. C. Casey, W, S. Beck, J S. Beeson and Eli Davis were chosen as delegates to the Second district convention at Olathe, which elects two delegates to Chicago. They were uninstructed. The convention took a vote on presidential preferences, as follows : Logan 42 Blaine 21 Edmunds - 21 Arthur 9 Sherman 6 Lincoln 6. Conkling 2 Blaine Leads. Junction City, Kas., April 19. The re- publicau county convention to-day elected us delegates to the state convention, John K. Wright and H. C. Spears ; alternates, P. W. Powers and A. C. Pierce. To the Concordia convention, W. S. Blakely, George F. Trott and J. C. Scott ; alternates, J. M. Wandler, J. M. Wilker- son and Samuel Jolly. To the congressional convention, James Mansfield, J. C. Linscott and George W. Martin , alternates, W. R Bard, G. E. Beates and T. A. Cullin. The delegates to the congressional con vention were instructed for John A. Ander son, ine presidential preierences em braced a great variety, Blaine leading. A very cold rain storm prevailed all day, so that the convention was but poorly at tended. Uninstructed LaCygne, Kas., April 19. At the repub lican county convention held in Mound Citv to-day the following delegates were elected to represent Lynn county at the re publican state convention, April 29, in Topeka : Col. James D. Snoddy, George . Jones, A. P. Hamilton, and Arthur Another County for Blaine Salina, Kas., April 19. The republican county convention of Saline conuty met to day and elected the following delegates to the republican slate convention : M D Sampson. A P Collins, H D Parker, CE Faulkner, J M Anderson, H C Grider. Delegates to Junction City, H 1 Cun ningham, E Light. L C Weaver, C S Rad- cliff, A C Wait, A R Herd, FII Vaneaton Delegates to Concordia, D Lockwood, P Q Bond, C S Everhart, W A Murphy, S W Collius, Fred Erickson, P P Swan?on. The delegates to Concordia were instruct ed to support Col. E C. Calp, of Salina, as a district delegate to the Chicago conven tion. A vote of preference for president and vice-president stood as follows : PRESIDENT. Blaine 26 Logan 12 Arthur 5 Lincoln 1 Sherman 2 Edmonds 1 VICE-PRESIDENT. Lincoln 41 T nrrn r ' ........... ...... ...... ...... ......... ...... ... 4 Blaine 1 Arthur 1 Delegates to Junction City were instruct ed lor John A. Anderson for congress. Wellington's Delegation. Wellington, Kas., April 19. The repub lican county convention at this place to day elected delegates as follows to the state convention : J H Folk, G M Miller, C E Epperson. Marion Blair and J D. Krell. To the congressional district convention to meet at Hutchinson : J T Shewalter, O P Ollinger, J W Nvce, J J Burns, J W Reitz, W H Donnelly, W H Carter. E F Henderson, J M Henderson, J P Somer ville. To the district convention, to meet at Newton to elect two delegates to the Chi cago convention F. A. Hubbard, E. C. Jeffries, J. A. Cooper, A. B. Mayhew and J. W. Hamilton. To the senatorial convention, to meet at Winfield James Lawrence, J. W. Forney, J. M. Thralls, J. G. Reed and S. P. Lewis. The convention selected delegates unan imous for Peters for congress, J udge John G. Woods for delegate to the Chicago con vention, and Judge Torrence for judge of the Thirteenth Judicial district. wheat in this vicinity is in splendid con dition. At the republic and county convention in this city to-day, thirty-nine delegates out of sixty-six were present. Blaine was declared the choice for president and John A. Anderson for congress, there being no opposition candidates, J. W. Hart was declared the choice of the con vention as a district delegate to Chicago. Convicted of Plagarism. Lawrence, Kansas, April 19. At a meet ing of the oratorical commiftee to-day, charges were made against George Mays of the Emporia normal school, the winner of the contest last evening of plagarism. A committee was appointed to investigate the matter and reported, sustaining the charge, and recommended that the contest be thrown out. The report was adopted and arrangements were made for another con test at Baldwin City, Wednesday, April 23d, and the normal school requested to send another representative. For Blaine and. Lincoln. Charleston, W. Va., April 19. The re publican county convention met to-da to send delegates to the republican state con vention at Martinsburg. Influential dele gates from the country say Blaine and Lincoln first, last, and all the time. From what the press correspondent can learn from prominent politicians the state dele gates will be instructed for Blaine and Lincoln. Still More Blaine Delegates. Osage City, Kas The county republi can convention to-day elected delegates to the fourth congressional district conven tion, to the district national convention and to the state national convention. Congressman Ryan was endorsed unani mously for re-election. Win. Martiudale of Greenwood county, and Geo. R. Peck of Topeka, were endorsed for delegates to Chicago from this district. The convention expressed a unanimous preference for Blaine for president. Seneca Republicans. Seneca, Kas., April 19. At the Repub lican County convention for the election of delegates to the Leavenworth and Topeka conventions, the following were selected : For Leavenworth Ira F. Collins, Theo J Wolfy, Dr. J. Hidden and E. W. John son. For Topeka T. L. Brannon, A. J. Felt, H. Stewart and George H. Johnson. The Leavenworth delegates are to select their own alternates, and the following were chosen for Topeka : B. A. Amos for Felt, C. C. Scoville for Stewart, J. Clough for Brannon and E S. Vernon for Johnson. A ballot for presidential preference in the convention showed three to one for Blaine and Lincoln. Instructed For Blaine. Girard, Kas., April 19. The Crawford County Republican convention met in Gi rard to-day. R. W. DeLambert, L. R. Jewell, Ed Van Guidy, Joseph Lucas and E. S. Hibbard were elected delegates to the Congressional District convention, and instructed to sup port Perkins for congress and delegates fa vorable to Blaine for president. J. D. Barker, L. Brown, W. H. Merri wether, John Veits and Jacob Miller were elected delegates to the state convention and instructed for Blaine. First Gun For Ingalls. Kansas City, April 19 At the repnblican convention held in this city to-day, the delegates to the congressional convention were instructed to vote for Theron Lewis Hanback, and the delegates to the senato rial convention were instructed to vote for no one who would not pledge himself to the support of Hon. John J. Ingalls for the United States Senate. This is the first gun for Ingalls. Beloit County Delegates. Beloit, Kansas, April 19. The congres sional primaries in this couuty, Beloit, to day, send Hancock delegit ions, while the county is about evenly divided. A snow storm prevailed all day. V heat is in splendid condition, and a big crop in prospective. More Blaine Delegates. Cleveland, April 19. The republicans of the lwenty-tirst, Cleveland, district, to uav elected for delegates to Chicago, A. C. Hord and Edwin Cowles, who are for Blaine, but uninstructed. Hanback Gets There. Wakeeney, Kas., April 19. Advices from Graham county say that Hanback carried the delegation to the county con vention by a large majority. predated bv the laboring classes all over the land. They looked upon this bill as one of immense benefit to the attention of the countiy, the full and truthful statement of their condition. FAVOR A POSTAL TELEGRAPH. On motion of Representative Ward, the house committee on postofSces and post roads by a vote of 10 to 1, adopted a reso lution declaring it the sense of the commit tee that it is expedient to adopt the con tract system of postal telegraphy. The yeas were: Morey, Ward, Cosgrove Rogers, Jones of Texas, Bingham. Peele of Indiana, Skinner of New York, White of New York, and Wakefield. ' Cain, delegate from Utah, also favored the resolution, althought he had no vote. Nays : Mr. Reese. Messrs. Riggs and Taylor of Tennessee. Paige and McCormick were not present. The subject will be further discussed by the committee at its next meeting, and steps taken to formulate a bill. THE MISSOURI RIVER IMPROVEMENTS. Messrs. Dockery, Buckner, Bland, Burnes, Graves, Cosgrove, O'Neill and Alexander, of the Missouri delegation to congress, made arguments before the river and har j or committee to-day in favor of an appro- yi lauou 01 oi,uuu,wv ior ine improvement f the Missouri river The congressmen from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Western Iowa are to hold a meeting at an early day to secure united action on the bill creating a Missouri river commission. 3I1NOR MENTION. At a meeting of the house committee on public lands to-day, Messrs. Hanly, Oates and Strait were appointed a sub-committee to prepare a bill to repeal the pre emption and timber culture acts, and to so amend the homestead laws as to prevent fraudu lent entries. Representative Rosencrans prepared an amendment to the pension ap propriation bill providing that paymasters of the army be detailed to act as pension agents. HAPS AND MISHAPS. The Destructive Storms and Floods Again Devastating the Country. "WASHINGTON. of on Chase County Convention. Strong City, Kss., April 19. The repub licans of ChaFe countv elected the follow ing delegates to-day to the Emporia con vention, April 23d : F. P. Cochrane and J. C. Davis, instructed to vote for Geo. Peck and Wm. Martindale for delegates to Chicago. lo the state convention at Topeka. S. T. Bennett and G. C. Miller. Congressional convention at Emporia, May 23d, C. W. Jones, W, A. Morgan, F. Johnson and P. J. Norton, instructed for Ryan. Cowley County Convention. Winfield, Kansas, April 19. The repub lican convention of Cowley county to-day elected L. Cuse, E. A. Henthorn, D. A. Wellington, A. G. Shebe, R. R. Turner, and Cal. Schwartz, delegates to the con gressional convention, and instructed them lor B. W. Perkins ; also, elected H. Mc Kibben, H. Carlisle, A. Wooley. J. B. Nipp, Owen Shriven and J. P. Howard delegates to the state convention instructed for Blaine for president. Delegates were elected to the judicial convention and in structed for Torrence. Blaine Their Choice. Abilene, Kas., April 19. It has rained almost constantly since last night. The HOUSE. Washington, April 19. Mr. Cox, North Carolina, from the committee foreign affairs, reported back a resolution calling upon the secretary of stale for a copy of the list of certificates issued by the late Venezuelan mixed commission and for information as to the amount of monev on hand applicable to the payment of the new awards. Adopted. The speaker laid before the house the following message from the president which was appropriately referred, trans mitting the reports of the secretary of state in regard lo the final awards made by the late French and American claims commission against the 'United States for 2025.526 for the payment of the claims of French citi zens against the Unitpd States. The president recommends the appropri ation of that sura to enable the government to fulfill its obligations of the treatv of January 15, 1SS0. Transmitting a communication trom the secretary ol state relative to the approach- r .. e .. i t f -.- mg visit oi a special emuassy nom ciam, the president recommends the apnronria- tion of $25,000 to defray the expenses of the embassy while in this country. Also, transmitting a communication from the secretary of state, respecting the approaching international con ereuce at Washington, for the purpose of fixing a proper medium to be employed as a common zero of .longitude and standard of reckoning throughout the globe. The president recommends the appropriation of S10 000 to defray the expenses of the sa me. The house then went into committee of the whole on the bills reported from the committee on labor. The first bill considered was that estab lishing and maintaining a department of labor statistics. Mr. Hopkins, chairman of the commit tee on labor, briefly called attention to the provisions of the bill, and to the advant ages to be derived from its passage. The labor problem is one of the most important questions which demand and command the consideration of the peo ple and it was the greatest benefit to all that the department be established which should furnish authentic and reliable data on the subject, and the bill was not in the iuterest of any school of political economy, but was intended to compile information for the use of protectionists and free traders alike ; a gread deal of attention had been given to the American hog and American steer; it was time congress should give more attention to American manu factures; capital always receives considera tion here, but legislation in the interest of the laboring people had been slow and stinted; the present house had shown some disposition to atone fo the past neglect by creating a committee . on labor and this action had been greatly ap- The Usual Daily Record of Painful Accidents and Incidents. Flood 8 in Arkansas Little Rock, Ark., April 19. The heavy rains in this state in the past two days have done much damage to railroads and other pronerlv. Nearlv all the small streams are again very high and overflow ing the lowlands. Owing to washouts no trains on the Iron Mountain railroad go farther south than Arkadelphia. The bridge over Bear creek, fifteen miles south of Pine Bluff, on the Texas & St. Louis narrow gauge railroad, is washed away. Many portions of the flat prairie country, north of Derall's Blufi, on the Memphis road present the appearance of lakes; vast sheets of water covering the surface for miles. Severe Snow Storm. Wakeeney. April 19. Twelve o'clock, noon. An unprecedentedly severe snow storm has prevailed here since daylight. About 3 inches of snow has aheady fallen. Yesterday it snowed between Hugo and Denver. At Magnolia, the first station this side of Denver, snow has ceased to fall and it is thawing. At Hugo, Colorado, the storm has spent its force. At Wakeeny the thermometer now indi cates thirty-three degrees, and the storm yet rages. A heavy loss in stock cannot be avoided. The Eastern Floods. New York, April 19. Reports from New England state the floods are about sta tionary, although the rain is still falling at intervals; and in some portions much anx iety is felt ; at Elsworth, Maine, the dam gave way, letting 200,000 feet of lumber ttirough, which lodged against the bridges below, and great anxiety was felt for its safety. The Connecticut river at Hartford is nineteen feet above low water mark. More Fence Cutting-. Galveston, April 19. The News' Austin special says : General Bayner left for the scene of the fence trouble in Runnells county. Help for the fence owners of that section is requested by Col, Adams. Death of an Eminent Divine. Chicago. April 19 Rev. F. D. Hemen- way, protessor ol Hebrew and Biblical lit erature, in the garret of Bibical institute at Evanston, 111., and for many years a prom inent figure in the Methodist church work, and renowned as a scholar, died this morning. Frost Next Sunday. A cold wave is advancing from the ex treme northwest where the temperature is freezing. Colder, clearing and fair weather is indicated for the Mississippi and Mis souri valleys, with frost next Sundaay. Blew Out the Gas. Chicago, April 19. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Filmore, of Fayetteville, N. Y guests at the Palmer house, who blew out the gas on retiring, died this forenoon. Supplies Needed. St. Louis, April 19 General Beckwith. who is in charge of government supplies to flood snfierers on the Lower Mississippi river, has received dispatches from the St. St. Joseph, Waterproof delta, Hard Times, Wolf Island and other points, that there is great sufiering among the people of those places, ana 100a is needed at once. Gen. Beckwith has ordered supplies pur chased and will also send additional rations from here. Gen. Masrnum. of Helena. Ar kansas, also telegraphs there is great suffer ing in the sunken land regions of the St. Francis river, and he has been directed to purchase food and charter a steamboat to distribute it. The government steamer. Humphreys, hasalso been ordered to that sectiou to distribute supplies.