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THE AKGU8 WEDNESDAY. MAY 18, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latej t U. S. Gov't Report
K W EVERYWHERE
No Abatement of Havoc by the
PBOSPECTS GEOW MUCH DAEKEE.
NO DEFICIT AHEAD.
So Allison Tells His Senatorial
HE PREDICTS A HAHDSOMH SUBPLUS
And Says there Will Be 25,000,000 Left
After all Demand Are raid for the
Tear Debate on the Naval Bill In the
fpper Home The ReprescntatiYes
Still Hammering Away at the Sundry
Civil Bill Director General Davit
Talks "World's Fair.
Washington, May 18. The senate yes
terday was occupied discussing the appro
priations in general to a greater extent
than these in the naval bill, which was
Tinder consideration. Vilas criticied the
policy of building a navy and laid it down
as a rule to suit him that wa should
gradually confine appropriations to the
current needs ol tne navy, tbe exigencies
of the times and the condition of the
treasury. Hale remarked that even with
all our new vessels completed we wou Id
bold a lower relative position than we did
in 1860. Hal also said that the naval
committee's idea was to go on until we have
ten battleships, when we would be in a
position to hold our otto against Eng
Test Condemns Appropriations.
Vilas said that the idea of England
going to war with us was preposterous;
that the advantages of the class of ships
proposed in the bill had never been demon
strated in battle; that the condition of the
treasury forbid the expense. Then Vest
said tne wnole scneme was to give as a
spectacular navy. The only difficulty we
will have $.,000,000 of surplus money
instead of ben g in bankruptcy, and I have
no doubt we will keep within that, and
perhaps have 130,000,0001 venture my
statement on 135,000,000. I made that state
ment ou the 3l of March, 1891. That is a
good working balance."
.Not G ring Into that Hole.
Cockrell You mean at the close of the
fiscal year, when all the appropriations
Allison Ttau senator need not inject
into my observ ations the last part of his
remarks. 1 sap there will be ttiis sum in
the treasury, a id every want supplied, and
every debt pnid that is required to be
paid. Now, v-hen I say that, 1 do not
mean to say that all tbe appropriations
made from year to year will have been ex
pended. They never are; they never will
be. There are tfways overlapping appro -priations
where contracts have been made,
as for instance in the case of rivers and har
bors, and publ c buildings. But, what I
mean to say is that every requirement will
be satisfied anl there will be 135,000,000
lelt on the 1st ot July.
.Slaking Fond Not Included.
Of course I no not include the sinking
fund in that. What the exact surplus
will be on the 1st of July, 1893, will de
pend upon the action of the Democratic
bouse as well a of the senate. I am sat
isfied we shall have $25,000,000 this year
unless we are guilty of some extravagance
not now visib.e to me. But I will say
nere that I regret to see so large a river
and harbor bill, a bill that carries with it
a larger expenditure than has been carried
by a similar bill during the history of the
SUNDAY AND THE WORLD'S FAIR.
Director General Davis Gives Dnrborow's
Committee His Views.
"Washington, May ia Director Gen
eral Davis, of the World's fair, yesterday
gave the house committee some reasons
why congress should aooroDriate $5,000,000.
had been threatened with of late years was' the pith of them being that the United
that with Chili, and if the president had States had laid out a plan and scope,
waited only a few hours that would have through the nati nal commission, that re
settled itself, and his rhetorical and war
like message would not have been wasted.
He contended mat it would be an easy :
thing in the event of war to convert all
the numerous steam vessels fnto com
Hale asked what would become of our
sea coast in the meantime.
Torpedoes Declared No Good.
Vest in the course of further argument
having expressed a preference for a system
of defense by torpedoes, Hale replied that
lie might as well rely upon pop-guns. No
ministry in the world could maintain its
sway one hour if it told its people to de
pend upon torpedoed And our cities were
as great as any of theirs and more ac
cessible. If every one of the vessels of the
new navy were sunk tomorrow the ad
vantages which their construction had
conferred upon the country, by the devel
opment of our ship building interest,
would repay the expenditure three to one.
Vest closed his remarks by saying that
the surest way to bring about a naval war
was to build up a big navy, for the ships
must be used; they would not be allowed
to rot in the harbor. And then it would
logically follow that we must increase our
army so as not to be one of the smallest
military powers in the world. ' ---
Depends on How You Take It.
Allison said this bill, as he understood added by tbe senate committee, bat ad
it, carried only an increase of $700,000 over journed 'without reaching a vote on the
quired that much more money than Chi
cago had been required to supply. The
Sunday question then came up, and al
though Davis evidently thought it a deli'
cate one, he stated his views freely as to
the effect of Sunday closing.
How It was at Paris and Vienna.
It would, he s.id, undoubtedly decrease
the receipts mora than one-seventh each
week. This wat demonstrated at Paris
and Vienna. He d idn't suggest that the ma
chinery should run, but the grounds should
be open to permi; the thousauds of work
ingnien to view the $150,(X),000 worth of
exhibits. It was proposed to hold religi
ous services on the grounds on that day
and there would not be a quieter or more
moral place in the world. When he said
that a certificate signed by wealthy Chi
cagoans would he given to the effect that
no more would 1 e asked if the 85,000,000
was appropriate:, one Of the committee
remarked that it would he unnecessary,
for if the $5,000,00) was given it would be
impossible to get iiny more.
House and Senate Summary.
Washington, Hay 18. The senate yes
terday, by a vote c f 30 to 18, practically ap
proved the proposed increase of the navy,
including the battleship, harbor defense
monitor, light cruisers and torpedo boats
Kain Falling- in Torrents Over the Flooded
Districts on Top of the Present Great
Inundation Perilous Predicament of
Ten Families Near Alton, Who Tempted
Fate Gap Washed in a Union Pacifle
Bridpo Destructive Storm at Jeffer
St. Loris, May IS. The flood situation
is more serious than it has been since the
water began rising. At 0 p. m. the gauge
registered S5.4 feet, with the river ktation
ary, although having a rising tendency.
It is raining heavily here and general
rains are reported throughout the valley.
In all probability the river will go over
thirty-six feet before coming to a stand
still. The greatest danger is in American
bottoms on the Illinois side. At pres
ent three-qnarters of the American
bottoms, which is a tract of land twenty
five miles long by five miles wide, is under
Towns That Are Flooded.
The towns of Venice, Brooklyn, East
Madison. East Carondolet. Centreville
Station, Forest Lawn and Cahokia are un
der from five to twenty feet of water. At
least ninety square miles of the most fer
tile farming land is inundated, and thou
sands of farmers have been driven from
their homes and . forced to seek refuge on
the Pittsburg bluffs, which lie east of
the flooded district.. They are without
shelter, food or fuel.
A Prospect of Bloodshed.
There is liable to be bloodshed before
the flood subsides over attempts to cut
levees. Venice has an armed guard pro
tecting the Brooklyn levee. This levee
shields the town from the waters which
are pouring through the village of Brook
lyn. The people of Brooklyn are anxious
to cut the levee so as to cause the water to
flow some other way. It is estimated
that over 2u0 square miles of land, the
most fertile farming land in the state, is
under water on "The Point;" the wheat
crop has been entirely destroyed. Farmers
will have to begin the season anew when
the waters recede.
A Farmer in Imminent Peril.
A dispatch was sent to St. Charles from
St. Louis yesterday saying that a passing
boat saw Henry AchephaL a farmer who
lives nine miles north of here, on the roof
of his house. Achephal hailed the boat.
which could not get to him. He said that
he was in imminent peril and would lose
his life if help did not come soon. Ad
vices state that two breaks have occurred
in the Chicago aud Alton embankment,
one near Nnmeoki, Ills., the other near
Mitchell, Ills. This means that the entire
American bottom will be flooded.
THE SITUATION AT ALTON.
Ten Families Rescued From the Koofs of
ALTON, Ills., May IS. Ten families who
had determined to risk the flood by re
maining in their houses in the inundated
district, opposite here, called for help and
were rescued yesterday, the wa;er having
reached the roofs of their houses and they
were already standing waist deep, the par
ents holding the children in their arms to
prevent their drowning. No trains to or
from St. Louis ran since Monday night
and piles of mail matter are stacked up
here. The water rose four inches yester
day and the crest of the flood, it is be
lieved, is now here. Thieves are robbing
many piles ot property saved from the
flood and several have been arrested.
the amount appropriated by the bouse.
This statement being received with marks
ol incredulity irom tjocxreii, Allison ex
plained that the pending amendments of
final passage of t le bilL
. The house proceeded with the sundry
civil appropriation bill, making but little
progress, tbe session being consumed in
the senate committee were simply an an-' Personal statemei ts, and a fitful and at
thorization to the secretary of the navy to' times inaudible debate on the clause re
enter into contracts. They carried no ap-' latinS to timber depredations on public
propnations, and would require none dur-
To Push Our Hoe-Cake Propaganda.
Washington, May 18. Mandersou yes
terday submitted an amendment to the
agricultural appropriation bill authoriz
ing the appropriation of $25,000 to enable
the secretary of agriculture to continue
the investigation as to the feasibility of
extending the derm nds of foreign markets
ior agricultural products.
SOME SHERIFFS HAVE GRIT.
1 V. : - . n .1 1.1. . . : 1 '
1895. If an authorization to make a con
tract was an appropriation then this bill, -as
it passed the house, carried $3,500,000
more than has been stated, and the river
and harbor bill carried an appropriation
of $60,000,000. Vest corrected Allison and
said $47,000,000, and Frye corrected Vest,
putting it at $53,000,000.
ALLISON MAKES PREDICTIONS.
Be Declares that there will Be S25.000,
After remarking that he might be par
doned for going astray a few millions in
the river and harbor bill, and defending
the naval bill, Allison went on to say that
Le had been much gratified by the re
marks of Senator Gorman. It was evi
dent from the statement of that senator
that it was the nolicv of the Democratic
wavf-v ti nli o n fro arming nnrl u ri nu t Vi n f .l
are going to have a "billion dollar" con
gress because the Republican party, when
in control of both houses of congress, put
upon the statute books appropriations
ing whether Gorman -had made any state
ment which could be so construed, re
marked that the senator from Maryland
was bound by his own statements; they
bound no other Democrat.
Test Saves About ft.000,000.
AlliBon said he would like to hear from
1.1 u 1 .. :. l l i fliat. )m
geuUBaiutt-uu buc uiuci diuc v uu ..Muatsu - c?
about Republican laws which made ex-J make the return. The leader of the mob
travagant appropriations necessary what cried out: "Don't shoot." Whereupon
law they would repeal if they had the Meredith released the prisoner and told
nnwar. Vest, soeakinir for himself, re-! him to run for hi life toward Eutaw,
plied that he, for one, would repeal the Jones ran and the posse protected him.
mail subsidy law and the sugar bounty : standing in line with guns in their hands.
hilL Allison said verv well. The bhsu uu" m
bounty carried $7,500,000 and the mail sub-
Alabama Develops One Who Thinks His
Oath Meal s Something.
Mobile, Ala., Ma; 18. Three men gained
admission to the Greene county jail at
Eutaw Sunday rooming ou the plea that
they had with them a prisoner for incar
ceration. They tlen began a fusillade
with pistols and gui.s and soon there were
i fifty men in the Jiul, all from Pickens
county, who were a: ter James Jones, a ne
gro who was brought from that county for
safe keeping. They overpowered the sher
iff and carried off 1 he prisoner. Deputy
Sheriff L. C Meredi h assembled a posse,
tbe sheriff among tte number, and over
took the mob at Clinton, eight miles dis
The Prisoner Safe in Jail.
Though small in numbers aud threat
ened by the guns of the mob tbe posse
charged into the midst and the sheriff de
manded the return of the prisoner. The
posse stood at bay and Meredith declared
would givs tneni one minute to
Five Corpses Floated By.
Kansas Crrr, May 18. Heavy rains
have been falling ever since early yester
day morning all over the eastern part of
Kansas and the streams are again bank
full and rising lapidly. All the tributary
streams to the Kaw, Platte and Missouri
are rising and those rivers are also begin
ning to swell and as the clouds show no
indications of breaking away it is the be
lief of all that tbe Missouri will go higher
tban it has this spring, lhe dead of the
flood are beginning to show on the water
and three bodies floated down the Kaw
and two down the Missouri yesterday.
Dreary Outlook Cyclone in Indiana.
CHlCAGO.May 18. Rain was falling in tor
rents last night throughout the states ot
Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Indiana and
South Dakota and as nearly all streams in
this district are already out of their banks,
further enormous losses by floods will re
sult. At Jeffersonville, Ind., yesterday
afternoon a hurricane did great damage to
barns, fences, orchards and telegraph
wires. The storm was twenty-five miles
in width and lasted thirty minutes.
Will Flood Twenty Plantations.
New OP.LEAN8, May 18. All -efforts at
closing the Bonnet Carre levee break were
abandoned yesterday. It is now 400 feet
wide and twelve feet deep. The water in
stead of running toward Lake Ponchar-
train is sweeping southward through St.
Charles and Jefferson parishes, and twenty
sugar plantations will be flooded. Eight
miles of the Louisville. New Orleans and
Texas railroad is under water.
PLUNGED INTO THE CULVERT.
A Fatal Railway Accident Caused by the
CONCOEDIA, Kans., May 18. The heavy
rains which have been flooding the coun
try for the past two weeks so weakened
the culvert of the central branch of the
Union Pacific about a mile east of this
place that the first section of the train
bearing Ringling Brothers' circus was
ditched. Two people were killed and four
injured. The engine passed safely over
the break but the cars wentdown. Twenty
horses were drowned by being held down
in the wrecked cars.
Names of the Victims.
Tbe killed are: Albert Dietrich, of Free
port, 111.; Neil O'Donnell, of Wisconsin.
The injured are: Charles Shay, of Otta
wa, Canada, badly bruised; William Mar
shall, of Baraboo, Wis., left leg broken,
hip dislocated and head injured; Tom Mc
Kinley, of Chicago, injured about head,
shoulders and left arm; Frank Smith, ot
Ridgeburg, Wis., injury to head, face, left
side and arm. All the injured are em
ployes of the circus.
Becords on the Ball Field.
Chicago, May 18. Yesterday's League
record on the ball field was as follows: At
Pittsburg Chicago 7, Pittsburg 5; at
Cleveland Louisville 0, Cleveland 9; at
Philadelphia Washington 7, Philadel
phia 6; at Brooklyn Boston 0, Brooklyn
7; at New York Baltimore 10, New
Western: At Milwaukee Kansas City
4, Milwaukee 5; at Toledo Minneapolis
8, Toledo 2; at Columbus St. Paul 4,
Columbus 5; no game at Indianapolis
Illinois-Iowa: At Joliet Quincy 1, Jol
iet 15; at Rockford Terre Haute 5, Rock
ford 6; at Peoria Evansville 9, Peoria 4J
at Rock Island Jacksonville 4, Rock Isl-and-Moline
sidy $500,000 that" was $8,000,000 off a
"billion dollar" congress. t.
Vest That is just a starter.
Seats the High Diva Becord.
Memphis, May 18. At 4 o'clock Monday
evening Thomas A. Madden, of this city,
Allison The senator from Missouri says made the phenomenal dive of 149 feet from
.i ..i . . , t m a. in i I a i x i ij f . i. nr: : X
this Is Only a starter. ' if fie will give me
a chapter or even a verse or two more I
will be gratified.
Predicts a "Good Working Balance.'
Mills, speaking from his seat, interject
ed the inquiry, "What are you going todo
with the sinking fund?"
Allison, with considerable - warmth, re
plied: "I will say to the senators who are
distressed about the sinking fund that the
Sinking fund has $34,000,000 to its credit
here and now, and the chances are that be
fore the end of the year every dollar re
quired by law will be applied to the sink
ing fund. I will say further to my friend ltv. a number of
trojn Texas that when this year ends we Brownsville with aim.
the great bridge into ohe Mississippi river,
thus eclipsing Steve Brodie's leap from
the Brooklyn bridge. Madden jumped
from the iron girders that rise on either
side of the roadway. He did not drop as
professionals do, but leaped feet down.
. Will Wheel Around the World.
r Pittsbubg, May 18. Frank Lens, the
well-known wheelmai , left Pittsburg at
8 o'clock Sunday mort ing for his bicycle
trip around the world. He will be absent
about two years.-Ha was given quite
send-off by his cycler f -lends in this vicin-
thtm riding as laras
Says His Life Is Threatened.
Cleveland, May 18. A. R. Rnmsey, of
Cleveland, who (with Captain P. W. Egan,
who so mysteriously disappeared from
Chicago,) has for years been active in help
ing vessel owners to fight union sailors
claims that he has within a few days re
ceived anonymous communications in
forming him that he is "to be the next"
Very Welt Done, Miss Brunt.
Fatetteville, N. C, May 18. Seven
teen miles below here A. Gilmore, a noto
rious outlaw from South Carolina, en
tered the house of Rev. William Brunt,
and finding no one but Miss Brunt there
forced her to prepare dinner for him at
the point of apistol. After eating heart
ily, with an oath he leaped out of the win
dow. Miss Brunt grabbed a gun and
fired, striking Gilmore, He died in a few
minutes. A reward of $300 was out for
Gilmore, to which Miss Brunt becomes en
Reports From the Race Courses.
Louisville, May 18. Following are
given the names of the winning horses at
Churchill Downs yesrerday: Morse, 1
mile, 1:40)4 ; Kindora, mile, 1:17,V; Bal
gowan. 1 1-16 miles, 1:50; Parolee, mile,
1:19?; Tulla Blackburn, 1 mile 50 yards,
St. Louis, May 18. Yesterday's win
ners at ,the Jockey club course were:
Ruby Payne, Ji mile, 1:17; Lew Martin,
M mile, 0:53; Cassella, 1 mile, 1:47; Mary
L., J mile, 1:19; Hy-Dy, 1 mile, 1:47.
Named Busey Anyhow.
Charleston, Ills., May 18. The Demo
cratic convention for the Fifteenth con
gressional district met here yesterday and
nominated Samuel F. Busey in spite of the
fact that he had declined in advance. The
nomination was unanimous and enthusi
astic. Sotto Voce.
Union Pacifle Bridge Broken.
Omaha, May 18. The east approach
of the Union Pacific bridge over the Mis
souri river gave way at 7:30 last night, and
as a result a thirty -foot gap precludes all
idea of using the bridge for some time. It
has been raining here since 9 o'clock Mon
day night, the water coming dowu in tor
rents, and as a result the small streams
are rushing rivers. The Missouri is ris
No Base Ball for St. Paul.
Chicago, May 18. The Western base
ball league met at the Auditorium under
the presidency of James A. Williams, of
Columbus, O. All the clubs were repre
sented, and the St. Paul club, which has
lost money right along, was dropped. Den
ver, Grand Rapid, Fort Wayne (Ind.) and
Terre Haute (Ind.) are applicants for the
franchise. Denver has the calL with Fort
W ayne a good second. -
' . . :
Could Stay but Two Rounds.
Minneapolis, May 18. At the end of
two rounds Joe Flaherty, of Worcester,
Mass., concluded that Ike Weir was alto
gether too much for him, and he accord
ingly pulled off his gloves. The men met
at th Hennepin club hist . .night. The
fight was a hoc one, Flaherty knocking
W eir off his feet once, but he couldn t
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- Suppose they are! What
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Suppose the doctors went
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