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VOL. XVI. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 11, NO. 60. DUNI^AFS • t ( Celebrated Hats STIFF and SILK, BEST MADE, SPRING STYLES Now on Sale D B W ENTER, The Hatter. JOHNSTON BROS. "The Corner Drug Store." Johnston Bros, have removed to the • : I : ' / POT. of 4th and Broadway, ( Strecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line of DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFDLLY COMPOUNDED. Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating The nicest, prettiest patterns ever shown, just received at JOS. S. CRAIG'S. It is none too early to consider what you are going to get in Spring wearing apparel. Come see the things I offer for your consideration in this way. Suitings, Trouserings Overeoatings. SUNNY NO LONGER. The South Experiences a Bemark- ably Eainy Season, The Deluge Inundates a Great Part of Mississippi and Tennessee —Hundreds Homeless. TOO MUCH WATEt!. NASiivir.LE, Tenn., March 10.—The Cumberland river is rising from Burnside, Ky., to this point. The gauge here reads 4S feet. The backwater covers a great deal of territory here, and several hundred families have been forced to seek safety on more elevated ground. Several large manufacturing establishments have suspended operations, their yards being flooded, and within the next two days others will be obliged to 'cease business. The street railroad tracks in some portions of the city are covered by water. There is already much suffering among the poorer classes who have been obliged to move, and the relief society is malting arrangements to properly care f<y them. Fully 2,000 people have leit their homes and many others will be driven out soon. • No loss of life is reported, but numerous narrow escapes have been made. At Burnside, the head of the river, people ai'e moving to the tipper stories of their homes and the streets are being navigated by boats. In Nashville, boats manned by men are busy moving out the people who failed to appreciate their danger and were caught by the rise, which cut off all avenues of escape for them. JACKSOX, Miss., March 10.—Details of the flood and storm throughout, the Mississippi valley are beginning to come in, 'showing that scarcely any river town has escaped serious damage. Holmes county, this state, seems to have suffered most. All the streams within its borders are out of their banks and doing much damage. By Saturday's cyclone nine lives were lost, many people severely injured, and over §50.000 worth of property destroyed within that county alone. The loss to the Illinois Central railroad;?n this stats by washouts will reach 530,000, and it is believed that eighteen or twenty lives have been lost in the last five days. OKOLOXA, Miss., March 10.—Reports just received show that great damage has been done throughout the country by the floods of Saturday and Sunday. Many bridges and turnpikes have been washed away, and at this time it is impossible to estimate the damage. The Illinois Central railroad is sending its fast trains a over the Vieksburg 1 <fc Meridian and Mobile & Ohio railroads via Jackson, Tenn., in consequence of a washout about Jackson, Miss. At Lexington, Miss., the storm was the most destructive ever known in that community. The town is almost entirely cut off from all communication with the outside world. The Illinois Central bridge 1 mile east of that town is entirely destroyed, so that trains cannot come, and the loss is incalculable. The track is washed out in many places. Saturday evening Minnie Bray, a young colored school teacher living near here, while standing on her gallery viewing the storm was struck by lightning and instantly killed. 'Bridges, both wooden and iron, were washed away, and roads were washed into gullies in many places, rendering them impassable. Fanning operations have been entirely suspended and the -land that had formerly .been plowed is badly washed, delaying planting two or three weeks.' Fences along the creeks are completely gone. Farmers are greatly discouraged at the outlook. 'A terrible storm passed within 3 miles of Brandon, Miss., late Sunday night, carrying destruction in its path. Every house of Senator Donald's place was blown away and he and his wife seriously injured. The splendid residence of David L. Wilson, near Brandon, together with every" building, including cotton gin, barn and tenant houses, was blown away, leaving only the floors and foundations. Mrs. Wilson and her invalid son were carried with the bed upon which they were sleeping out into the front yard and completely covered by timbers and debris. They were severely bruised and had to remain out in the pouring rain all night. . CoLUJfBUS, Miss.. March 10.—This city -is now entirely surrounded by water.. The lowlands on the east side are covered with water for some distance, and there- has been considerable loss of cattle, many people having abandoned their homes and come here for shelter The Tombigbee river is higher than in many years, and still rising at the rate of 2 inches an hour. At Aber-- deen the Tombigbee river is 8 miles wide and rising half an inch an hour. All farmers who reside on the lowlands have been driven from their homes ;and taken refuge in the hills. PICKEXS,- Miss., March 10.—This place has'been isolated since last Saturday, when the last train passed north. Continued rains since Thursday night have; raised the water in Big Black river higher than.ever-known, and- it is still rising rapidly. It is up to the floor 'of the bridge. All' the . . other bridges _ in the co.unty are gone and communication cut off. The Illinois Central railroad track is lifted bodily from its bed and" deposited in the ditch for miles below and above here and the embankment swept away. Incalculable damage has been done by the water. A cyclone passed over this place Saturday morning without doing any damage, dropping over in Madison county, where it caused great destruction to life and property. It passed from there into Attala county, near Newport, where houses were blown down and four negroes killed. YAZOO Crrv, Miss.. March 10.—Reports from different parts of this county indicate that Friday's and Saturday's heavy rain hus proved disastrous to houses, outbuildings and bridges. Every stream is over its bant.-. IRISH POTATO CROP FAILURE. Report of the rocal Government Hoard on the Situntloii in the Congesteit District. DUBLIN; March 10.—The Irish local government board has issued its report on the failure of the potato crop and the situation in the congested districts. The report sets forth that the districts in which the bliprht appeared constitute nearly one-half of the entire country, and that the disease is attributable to the planting of old champion seed, tho disease-resisting qualities of which have lately become very weak. In some places where the soil is light and dry the yield is excellent'. but in the mountain districts and where the land is wet and cold the failure was most serious. The corn crops are generally good and green crops are up to the full average. Other farm products are up to the standard. In brief there- port represents the small farmers to be in g-ood circumstances, but confronted with a scarcity of potatoes which has not been ecjjialed in thirty years. This causes the deepest distress in the congested districts, a distress aggravated by the unwillingness of local tradesmen to grant credit so early in the season. Some inspectors report to the board that the potato crop failure is probably equivalent to a loss to those affected of the midday meal and perhaps a part of the suppers for a portion of the year. Details are given as to how the wants of the poor should be relieved. It is also shown that the distress is still on the increase. GOV. BOYD'S ANSWER. lie Claims That Ilia Father Perfected His Citizenship in 185*. -LiKCOLX. Xeb., March 10.—The answer of Gov. Boyd to ex-Gov. Thayer's quo warranto proceedings has been filed in the supreme court. Gov. Bi'yd relies chiefly upon the fact that his father took out papers and held office, perfecting his 'citizenship in 1854. By taking out final papers under the new registration law, whieh went into effect last year, his father was required to produce his papers and, having mislaid them, took out another set. He also shows that in 1864 he enlisted as a volunteer in the United States service during the Indian outbreak in Buffalo county, Neb. He also sets up the fact that if Mr. Thayer had any doubt of the election of his successor he should have qualified anew and given a new bond. The United States court on December 10 last advised Boyd that he was eligible, and this opinion is put in as evidence. Gov. Boyd also relies upon having been a member of the legislature and of the constitutional convention. Ex-Gov. Thayer's counsel having put in a demurrer at that time is insufficient. The supreme court has set Thursday for argument. STREETER DROPPED. Two of the Three Alliance Members of the Illinois Legislature Will Vote for Palmer. .SrlUNGFiELD. 111., March 10.— Messrs. Moore and Cockrell, two of the F. M. B. A. members of the Illinois legislature, say that their constituents are loudly calling xipon them to drop A. J. Streeter and end the senatorial deadlock by casting their 'votes for General Palmer. They will interview the general, and if the result is satisfactory Gen. Palmer will be elected senator by their votes Wednesday. In the joint session on the IflSd ballot Palmer received 101 votes. Moore and Cockrell, by agreement, refrained from voting, and the republicans declining to vote lest they should be unable to present a solid phalanx for Htreeter, and thus give Moore and Cockrell a pretext for immediately voting for Palmer. Upon motion of Senator Fuller, the joint assembly after the first ballot adjourned by acclamation. ' TRAGEDY ~A~ Colonel IJ. Clay King Fntally Shoots Attorney David Foston.' MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 10. A sensational shooting episode occurred here at 11:30 a. m. on Main street, opposite Court square. Colonel H. Clay King, who , is the defendant in the King-Pillow breach of promise cass, shot David Poston. a well-known lawyer and. counsel for Mrs. Pillow, of this city. The wound is believed to be fatal. Great excitement was caused by the shooting, as both parties are prominent and" well-known throughout the state and country. _ mine ITorror In' "Wcitphallu. BEELIN, March 10.— By the ignition of fire damp in the Monopole pit at Camen, Westphalia, Monday six men were killed rind a number imprisoned in the mine, who, it is feared, are also dead. Search is being ,;made for the missing. . THE BEE HIVE Will be the Center of Attraction to-day, LOWEST PRICES i Ever quoted on s;ood aoods will be the • order of the day. WILER & WISE, Go to Headquarters - • • -JL .->-.;, ;- x -;«i^}V. •..„....:--*..-.-. For Your Spring Suit. Harry G. Tucker, THE PEARL ST, TAILOR. i.-X You will find all the Latest Novelties in Spring - J | Styles. Tours Truly, The Best on Earth Ben Fisher's Pure Baking Powder 311 Fourth Street. They Kick 'em Out! But it will take them some time to kick these out/ ^ OUR NEW SPRING HEEL SHOES Are worth your Inspection. WALKER&RAUCH, 42O Broadway.