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jee -J*.lit.jpeffcon Who takes thftpapermnlarly from trc Vtaf omee. whether directs to his name or whether TO id It {subscriber or not, Is responsible for the pay. The courts have decided that refusing to tal«. tiewspapers and periodicals from tho postotllco. ot fwnovlng and leavl-rtfe them uncalled for is Wbiieinvidence of INTRNTIONAIJ are no mules in the six New England states, but they appear in all Other states in the counti-y. A FAMOUS restaurant keeper in Qer- tnany has just acknowledged in a bankruptcy coxirtthat he has served the flesh of a large number of horses»and mules to his patrons as venison. TnisHE are 14,050,750 horses in the United States, 3,200,533 nnrfes, 10,019,691 milch cows, 80,875,048 oxen and other cattle, 48.4^1,180 sheep, and 50,825,100 hogs— and all these animals are on the farms of tlie country, not counting those in the cities, towns and villages. _________«____ SKCRETABT PKOCTOK intends to enlist ,000 Sioux Indians iu the United States army, 1,000 as scouts and the remainder as private soldiers. This will absorb all the active young Indians, and the secretary thinks it will practically solve the Indian question so far as the Sioux are concerned. I ACCORDING to a story in the New York Continent, there now exists a scientific society known as the society for the examination of the brain. Any distinguished person can become a member of this society by pledging to it in advance his brain for purposes of dissection after death. IT is proposed to put reciprocity with Brazil to a practical test by sending three American steamships to tha' country loaded with samples of almos' every known product of this country A score of Boston capitalists arc inter «sted in the scheme, which is said to have assumed large proportions. A MEXICAN cavalry captain, who be came a renegade, taught the Apach< Indians all the cavalry tactics, and a they galloped- forward to the chargi they seemed irresistible. When testci in actual warfare 200 of thorn wer stopped and routed by forty Unite< States infantry. It is more natural fo an Indian to fight behind a rock. IOWA STATE NEWS. WAR DECLARED, The llmlness Men's Association Makes Wat on Fnrmora' Stores, War has broken out between the Farmers' Alliance and the .State Business Men's Association. The alliance is instituting co-operative farmers' stores all over tlie state. It was alleged that they hire cheap managers and sell goods at jixst enough advance to cover expenses. The Business Men's Association has sent notices to all jobbers that none of their members will buy from firms who sell to the alliance. Two alliance men were in Des Moines endeavoring- to place an order for §2.000 worth of groceries, but the jobbers all refused to sell to them. In retaliation the alliance people will refuse to patronize members of the Business Men's Association. THE OTHER SIDE. l THEUE arc several case of diphtheria at Warren, Umatilla county, Cal. A chest of books, which was packed up twelve years ago in the household, •where there were several cases of the •disease at the time, was opened recently, and the persons who are afflicted now handled them and it is supposed the disease was contracted in this manner. THE value of the horses and mules, milch cows and other cattle, sheep and hogs on the farms of our country, according to the reports of the dcpart- sment of agriculture for January and ^February, 1SD1, is two billion three '•hundred and thirtj' millions of dollars, being- enough to pay the national debt .-• and leave a surplus of one billion of • money. Two van loads of stolen property was • found in a house in Cincinnati, taking v three large rooms to store it, and yet ^the owner of the house called upon iHeaven that he hadn't the least idea "how a single stick of it got there. The only theory he could {jive was that it was put there while he was asleep, by some one having' false keys to hia .house. DUT of 43,137 convicts in the penitentiaries of the United States, whose •birthplace and parentage are known, •'the foreign-born element of the popula- 'tion furnishes 14,735, the colored popu <lation 14,087 and native white popula •tion, which probably outnumbers them "both, only 13,725. In other words more 'than two-thirds of the inmates in the .penitentiaries are colored men and for •eigners. ^^^^^^^^^_^ THE largest kitchen in the world is in the Bon Marche in P~aris. It has fou thousand employes. The smallest kettle contains one hundred quarts, and •the largest five hundred. Each of fifty roasting-pans is big enough for three hundred cutlets. Every dish for baking potatoes holds 225 pounds. When omelettes are on the bill of fare 7,800 eggs are used at once. For cooking alone sixty cooks and 100 assistants are always at the ranges. I'iro In Des Molncw. A fire destroyed a part of the new Marquartl bank block in DCS Moinea. Two stores were almost destroyed. Fred llerbach lost his entire stock of furniture anil Ilellyer & Martin lost their stock of jewelry and sewing machines. Both losses were largely covered by insurance. The total loss was estimated at 5150,000. The damage to the Marqnard block by fire and water amounted to §10,000, besides much injury to office furniture and fixtures. Victims of Trichinosis. Numerous cases of trichinosis have developed near Ida Grove. A farmer named Christian Warnberg had a corn- shelling bee about February 1, at which time the guests ate summer sausage made of pork that was raw. .Since then the terrible disease had developed among all that ate the sausage. Three of the victims had died and eight more were considered hopeless. Death of Judge Phelps. Judge Charles II. Phelps, who had presided on the district court bench at Burlington for. many years, died of pneumonia after a brief illness. Judge Phelps was 07 years of age, and was the first man in America to read the telegraph instrument by sound. His brother, Edward I. Phelps, was minister to England under President Cleveland. Death of J nines J. Jordan. James J. Jordan, one of the pioneer settlers of Polk county, died of paralysis of the heart in Walnut Hill church, Des Moines. during the dedication exercises, lie was a native of Virginia, 78 years old, and had lived on his farm in Walnut township for forty-five years. lie was 'elected to the state senate in LSo4 and served four years. I!oart7. Found Not Guilty. The jury in the Boarta murder case at Council Bluffs returned a verdict of not guilty. The crime for which he was indicted was the killing of James Donahue December 8, 1889. The case was heard a year ago and resulted in a disagreement, the jury standing nine for acquittal and three for guilty. News iu llrief. At Sioux City fire destroyed the car- shed of the Sioux City Electric Railway Co. Twenty motor cars were ruined. Loss, §85,000; fully insured. Elmer Warren was sentenced to prison for life at Marshall town lor the murder of Conductor O'Neill of the C. & W. N. railroad recently. Miss Mattie E. Moore, assistant principal of the Mason City public schools, has accepted the presidency of a cancer infirmary at that city. By the will of Oliver lloyt, of Stamford, who died recently, §10,000 has been bequeathed to Grinncll college at Griunell. J. S. Bartlett, of Des Moines, had his hands burned so severely that amputation would be necessary. Much indignation was expressed in FOB a number of years schools providing instruction in the rudiments of various mechanical trades have been in successful operation in New York city. Hundreds of youth who without this opportunity would never have acquired <the practical knowledge essential to an lionorable and independent self-support, 'have become skilled workmen in the trades to which they were best adopted, •commanding the best wages, with their I \rvices constantly in demand. CONSIDKKAUI.K commotion has been caused iu New Orleanslijj r the announcement that as iiauriy as twenty-five fully developed casus of leprosy have been discovered iu that city. What makes the matter all the more serious is that JBO steps can be taken to prevent the ^spread of the disease, as no provision tas been made by either the state or ^municipal government to take care of •or restrain the liberty of the lepers, who allowed to roam about at will. 1 '•'I was about fifteen when James Wadison died," said Senator Barbour, of Virginia, "but I can remember him quite distinctly, as he and my father •were warm personal friends, and lived only a few miles from one another. Mr' Madison did not impress me at the -age 1 speak of as being the great man he really \v as. I don't think that in the most robust uealth he ever weighed over 125 pounds. There were casts in his eyes. In the latter years of his life he was physically helpless. He was so frail tUat his favorite servant need to carry him about in his arms as lie would 9 Le M ars over the death of a 2-year-old child whose sole treatment while sick was from a Christian science specialist. Sixteen horses were burned to death in a feed stable at Des Moines. Mrs. Eliza Betts-Kussell died at Davenport in her 93d year. She was the mother of Edward Russell, for sixteen years postmaster at Davenport. The hardware firm of G. T. McTCin- ney & Co., at Mason City, was closed by tlie sheriff. Four fine, horses belonging to G. Brown, of Marshall town, died suddenly from poison given by some person unknown. At Sioux City Gus Broad, a man about SO years old, who had just received his pension money, was found in his room with his skull crushed. Five of the family of Atlolph Wern- bcrg, of Ida Grove, died with trichinosis. The Burlington Improvement Co., with a capital stock of S50,000, hus been incorporated. Cal Morgan, a car repairer, in an altercation with Bert Parish at Ottumwa, struck him on the head with a monkey- wrench with fatal result. Dr. M. E. May field, of Cincinnati, O., has made arrangements to locate a cancer infirmary at Mason City. Chris Nelson in attempting to board a moving train at Mill Creek was cut to pieces. Fred Garrison, aged 16 years, was killed and two older brothers injured by a fall of .slate in the Foster mine at Fishville, near Oskaloosa. They came from Illinois a few weeks ago and were perfect strangers. The Martin drill factory at Ottumwa was burned, the machinery and stock, valued at 5HO,000, being completely destroyed. At Council Bluffs fire destroyed Charles Gregory's blacksmith shop and a barn in the rear, and King Humbert, a stallion valued at $3,51)0, was burned to death. Albert P. Budlang and Cornelia Pulver, aged 70 and 03 years respectively, traveled together all the way from Macedou Center, N. Y., to be married in Davenport in the presence of mutual friends. The ceremony was performed by Her. F. L. Wilkins, a Baptist clergy inau. Streeter nnd Taubenock Manifesto In Which they CtWm to Have lleon Unfairly Treated In tho Lute Sena' tor I ul Contest In Illinois. SPRINGFIELD, III., March 14.->-Mr. Streeter, late candidate for United States senator, an$ Representative Taubeneck have issued a long address to the Farmers' Mutual Benefit association and other independent and industrial organizations, in which they say they present a line of facts touching the senatorial contest Which show that there was no surrender on their part during the senatorial contest, but that they steadfastly followed a line of policy agreed on at its commencement. They qviote from the manifesto signed by Cockrell and Moore wherein they give their reasons for joining the democratic column and say; "Wo know this statement to be incorrect. There was a conference held nt the Lolancl when the legislature llrat convened, at which Representatives Cockroll and TaubcnccU, A. J. Stroutcr and Capt. A. P. Pctrlo were present. At this conference tlio nollcy of Mr, Streeter's candidacy was llrat marked out and unanimously ugrcecl upon. It was agreed, with ono accord, thivt In case o! his election Mr. Stroeter should maintain and defend the principles of the Farmers' Mulnnl Hcnollt association and other agricultural and labor organizations, and outside of these and in consideration of tho support, of tho republican members Mr. Stroeter should be at liberty to vote with our republican f iictul.4 on othor Issues. With this understanding and agreement Mr. Streetor was put in nomination, and his nnme wns presented w'.th those of H. H. Moore and John P. Stelle to the republican steering committee as Independent candidates who were acceptable to these Farmers' Mutual Benellt association members. Mr. Mooro and Mr. Streeter were called before that committee to define their position. Mr. Strcoter said to the republican committee that it was his purpose to support the principles of tho Farmers' Mutual Benefit association, alliance and other farmer organizations, but outside of these, if elected he would vote with the republican party, that his tariff views wore nearly in harmony with that party, and were the result of thought and investisation, and had often been expressed and published. Ho said further to the committee that ho must and would be an independent if elected to tho senate, and made no concessions inconsistent with the above statement." The authors of the manifesto also quote Mr. Moore as saying on this occasion that he was perfectly satisfied with Streeter's explanation and that he could support him with a dozen times better grace than he did the day previous. Both Moore and Cockrell, they acid, time and time again declared they would never vote for Gen. Palmer, and Mr. Cockrell's report of an interview the "big three" had with Palmer is quoted at length, at the conclusion of which is the declaration: "Before we got 30 feet from the door we agreed we could never support that man for United States senator." The signers of the address emphasize another portion of Mr. Cockrell's statement and leave the public to determine what is meant by it: "We have a class of Farmers' Mutual Benefit .ssociation men who are members of the order or revenue only, add who want to climb up by :t and be taken on its shoulders alid be carried into the old parties and there unloaded with power and influence at their commund. These men have not got the courage to face the music, but go back to the old parties. "The several statements of Mr. Streeter are preserved to prove that he has beon straightforward and honorable from the beginning to the close of this contest. The policy to be pursued by Mr. Streeter in case of an election was agreed upon at the beginning of tb.e session. The same was presented by Hill to the steering committee and again to the conference ot some tlfteen or • twenty independents on February 19, Including Messrs. Cockrell and Moore, and indorsed by them all in the strongest language; at which time Representatives Moore and Cockrell said they never would vote for Gen. Palmer, but would stand by Mr. Streeter so long as he had any show of an election. In view of these facts why was It that Messrs. Cockroll aufl Moore should take exceptions to his speech of acceptance proposed at the request of one of them and which has not a single principle in it but what was indorsed by them? A copy of the speech was shown to Representatives Cockrell and Moore on Friday, March 6, at wliich time Mr. Streeter agreed to change It to meet their views and did so. "On Friday evening Mr. Cockrell went to Chicago and did not return until Monday evening. Then Mr. Streeter tried to see him and present a copy of his speech, but Mr. Cockrell deollned and siild he was through with all conferences. Mr. Taubeneck saw their published manifesto in tlie morning pu.pers, in which they said they would that day vote for Gen. Palmer. This was done without consulting either of us." SENT TO THE SENATE. Illinois Democrat*, wltH tho Aid of Ttfn of the Three Farmers' Alliance Members, Elect John M. Palmer to Succeed Senator Furwell—Close of n Lengthy and Remarkable Contest. SPRINGFIELD, 111., March 19.—Gen. John M. Palmer was elected United States senator on the 154th ballot, which was taken immediately upon the convening of the joint session on Wednesday He received 103 votes, Messrs. Moore and Cockrell, F. M. B. A. members, voting for him. JOHN M. PAI.MHII. Dr. Moore would not listen to a proposition made by the republican steering committee during the morning, that he become the candidate of the republicans and farmers. The contest which ended in the election of Gen. John M. Palmer to the United States senate to succeed Charles B. Farwell has been one of the most prolonged and interesting deadlocks recorded in the annals of American politics. It was begun at the first joint session of the present legislature on the 20th of January. The three political parties represented in the legislature went into the joint session, the democrats firm in the support of Gen. Palmer, who was put in nomination by the state convention, while the republicans and farmers had caucus nominees. The first ballot taken showed the respective strength of the parties, resulting: Palmer 101, Oglesby 100, Strectcr 3. Ballot after ballot was taken with unvarying results. The. republican caucus which had put Ex-Gov. Oglesby in nomination had attached a string for to the nomination, providing FOSTER GOES TO SPAIN. Ills Mission Is the Completion of n Keel- probity Treaty \vitJi Cuba. NEW YOKK, March«14.— The fact that Hon. J. W. Foster, ex-minister to Spain, and James G. Blaine, Jr., started for Europe last Wednesday on the Teutonic was kept rather quiet, and little save the fact that they had gone was published. The mission of the former is an important one and of general interest, for he goes to Spain to further the reciprocity treaty between the United States and Cuba through the mother country, Spain. Mr. Foster has been prominent in the reciprocity negotiations with South American countries. His experience in Spain as minister uud his connection with the Latin-American countries has made him very valuable to Mr. Blaine and the state department. It is a well-known fact that tlie next reciprocity proclamation will be Avith Cuba, and Mr. Blaine has bent his greatest energies to this end. Mr. Foster goes over to smooth out and arrange some of the final matters. The sugar question with Cuba is becoming of vital importance. The enormous production of beet sugar in Europe has so seriously affected the cane sugar production of Cuba that, with the exception of the Spanish peninsula, Cuba is completely crushed out of the European sugar market. Hence the island is now practically dependent on the market of the United States. the steering committee might withdraw Oglesby and substitute another candidate if it seemed wise to do so. This action was not taken until February 11, when Cicero J. Lindley was put forward as the republican candidate. The day before the farmers had changed their candidate, dropping Streeter and casting their united vote for John P. Stelle. The farmers did not take the bait offered by the republicans, who proffered a long list of candidates from whom they might choose. The next move of I the republicans was to throw as much of their vote as .could be controlled to Streeter, and for some time he has posed as the republican candidate. Five republicans, however, have persistently refused to support him. For the last few days the republican minority has been badly split up and a determined effort to rally their full strength about Streeter failed. The illness of members on both sides of the house has led to many failures to secure a quorum and on more than one • occasion sick men have been brought to the hall on litters to vote. [John M. Palmer was born at Eagle creek, Scott county, Ky., September 13, 1817. Fiftysix years ago he quit the cooper's trade to peddle wooden clocks in Hancock county,lthis state. To-day his name is known throughout the country. In the spring of 1839 he was teaching the district school at Canton, but ho soon gave that up and _ wandered to Alton, .and then to St. Louis, all the time studying law. From St. I oais he turned back and went to Carlin lie, where his brother Elihu was pren h. ug tg a Baptist congregation. He ente o i tho law office of John L. Greathouse, then the leading lawyer ot Macoupin county. He studied hard and in less than two months became interested in local politics. The upshot of it all was that he became the democratic candidate tor county clerk, but was beaten by 121 votes. Years afterward he was again a candidate and was olected. In December, 1839, he went to Spring field and applied for a license from the supreme court to practice law. At Springfield he met Stephen A. Douglas, who received him with open arms and presented his application for admission to the bar. He was successful and practiced for three years, when he was elected probate judge of Macoupin county. 'He was elected to the state senate and soon afterward began the fight which administered to Stephen A. Douglas the first great defeat ol his life. His military career is one ol which he is especially proud. With the first call for troops he abandoned the law and was made colonel of the Fourteenth Illinois. His early war record was so brilliant that he was soon made a brigadier general under Gen. Pope. At Corinth, Farrington, Pulaski and Spring Hill he acted with admirable bravery.and, also won new fame at Missionary Ridge. August 10, 1WW, ho sent his resignation to president Lincoln, but it was not accepted, and he was made military governor ;of Kentucky, where he remained until I860. Ho removed to Springfield at the close of the war and against bis protest was elected governor of the state on the republican ticket. He refused to assist in the re-election of Grant for suDlcieat reasons, und In 1874 became a recognized democratic leader. Siuce then, while always active in the councils of that organization, he was little seen Iu public life, quietly practicing law in Springfield until 1888, when tho democrats nominated him for governor. During that campaign he made speeches iu every county in the state. Ho was beaten by Gov. Fifer, but by I only fc 13,OOU votes, while President Harrison | had a majority of over 25,000. Las i year he was nominated at the democratic state convention for the United States senate to succeed Senator Farwell, the idea being \hat such j a nomination came us close to electing a sena- ' tor by popular vote as can be got at under existing laws. The general again took the stump 0,3 a candidate of his party and canvassed the state, as he did three years ago when running for governor.} l TH'fe BEHRING SEA, Ofeat Britain Willing to Submit Several Points in the Controversy to Arbitration. WASHINGTON, March 11.—The Behring sea negotiations have taken a most favorable turn and the governments oi the United States and Great Britain appear to have at length reached a basis upon which to settle their difficulties, as is evidenced by the following communication from Lord Salisbury to Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British minister here, which was laid before Secretary Blaine and was made public by him Tuesday night: "FoiiF.iGN OFFICB, Feb. 11, 1891.— To str Julian I'auncffott—Sln The dispatch ol Mr. Blaine, under date ot the 17th of December, has been carefully considered by her majesty's government. The effect of the discussion whioh has been carried on between the two governments has been materially to narrow the area of controversy. It is now quite clear that tho advisers of the president do not claim Bohring sea as a maro clausum, and Indeed that they repudiate that contention in express terms. Nor do they rely, as a justification for the seizure of British ships in tho open sea, upon tho contention that tho Interests of the seal fisheries give to tho United States government any right for that purpose, which, according to international law, It would not otherwise possess. "The claim of tho United States to prevent the exercise of the seal fishery by other nations in Behring sea rests now exclusively upon the interest which by purchase, It possesses in a ukase issued by the Emporor Alexander I. in the year 1821, which prohibits foreign vessels from approaching within 100 Italian miles o? tho coast and islands then belonging to Russia In Behring sea. It is not, as I understand, contended that the Russian government, at tho. time ol the Issue of this ukase, possessed any inheritent right to enforce such a prohibition or acquired by tho act of issuing it any claims over the open sea beyond the territorial limit of 3 miles, which they would not otherwise have possessed. But it is said that this proposition, •worthless in Itself, acquired validity and force against the British government because thut government can be shown to havo accepted its provisions. "I am not concerned to dispute the contention that an invalid claim may, as against another government, acquire a validity which in its inception it did not possess. But tho vital question for decision is whethor the government, especially whether tho government ol Great Britain, has ever accepted the claim put forward iu this ukase. Our contention is that not only can it not be shown that the government of Great Britain at any time since 1831 has admitted the soundness of Ibe pretentious put forward by that ukase, but that it can be shown that it has categorically denied it on more than one occasion. "I understand Mr. Elaine's argument to be that if Great Britain had intended to protest against the claim of Kussia to exclude ships 100 miles from her coasts in Behring that I B0a slle woul( ^ nave taken this opportu- i nity of doing so, but that iri confining GAPS IH THE LEVEES. ludiau Treachery. The Indian of colonial times did not hesitate to resort to treachery to entrap his foes. He would profess friendship in order to disarm an enemy. He gloried in ingenious tricks, such as the wearing of snow-shoes with the nind part before, so as to make an enemy believe that he had gone in an opposite direction. He would sometimes imitate the cry of the wild turkey, and BO tempt a white hunter into the woods, that he might destroy him. An Indian scout would dress hicaseli up with twigs, so as to look like a bush. Many of these things the white peo|0si te*rned to practice also. herself to stipulations in faver of full liberty of navagation and fishing in any part of the ocean, commonly called tho Pacific ocean, she, by implication, renounced any claim that could arise out of the same set of circumstances in regard to any sea that was not part of the Pacific ocean. And then Mr. Blaine goes on to contend that the phase 'Pacific ocean' did not and does not include Bohring sea. Lord Salisbury then deals at great length with the latter claim, and, after quoting many authorities to show that the Behring sea is and always has been regarded as an integral part ot tho Pacific ocean, he continues: "In regard to the questions as they are proposed by Mr. Blaine. I should say that as to tho first and second no objection will be oflered by her majesty's government. They are as follows: "1. What exclusive jurisdiction in the sea known as Behring sea and what exclusive rights in the seal fisheries therein did Russia assert and exert prior and up to the time ol the cession of Alaska to the United States? '•2. How far were these claims of jurisdiction as to tho seal fisheries recognized and conceded by Great Britain? "3. Was the body ol water now Itnown as Behring sea included in the phrase 'Pacific ocean, as used in tho treaty of 1825 between Great Britain and Russia, and what rights (if any) in the Behring sea were given or conceded to Great Britain by the said treaty? 'Her majesty's government would have no objection to referring to arbitration the first part of that question 11 it should be thought desirable to do so, but they would give that consent with the reservation that they do not admit that tho decision, of it can conclude the larger question tho arbitrator would have to determine. To the latter part of No. 3 it would* be their duty to take exception. " 'What rights, it any, in the Behring sea were given or conceded to Great Britain by the said treaty? Great Britain has never suggested that any ritrhts were given to her or conceded to her by tho said treaty. All that was done was done to recognize her natural right of free navigation and flshingin that as all othor parts ol the Pacific ocean. Russia did not give these rights to ftreat Britain, because they / - er« never hers to give away, "Did not all the rights ol Russia as to jurisdiction and as to the seal fisheries in Behring sea. east ol tho water boundary, in the treaty between the United States and Russia of March 30,1867, pass unimpaired to the United States under that treaty? "The fourth question Is hardly worth referring to an arbitrator, as Great Britain would be prepared to accept it without dispute. "The first clause ol the fifth proposition, •What are now the rights of the United States as to our fur-seal fisheries In the waters ol the Behring sea outside of the ordinary territorial limits?' is a question which would be very properly referred to the decision ol an arbitrator. But the subsequent clause, whioh assumes that such rights could have grown out of the ownership of the breeding islands and the habits of the seals in resorting thereto, involves an as sumption as to the prescriptions of international luw at the present time to which her maj' esty's government is not prepared to accede. "The sixth question (relating to the establishment of a closed period in seal fishing), which deals with the Issue that will arise in case the controversy should be decided in favor of Great Britain, would perhaps more fitly form the substance of u separate reference. Her majesty's government have no objection to refer the general question of a close time to arbitration or to ascertain by that means how far the enactment of such a provision is necessury for the preservation ol the seal species; but any such reference ought not to contain words appearing to attribute special and abnormal rights in the matter to tho United States. "There is an omission in these questions which I have no doubt tho government of the president will be very glad to repair, and that is the reference to the arbitrator of the question what damages are due to the persons who have been injured, in cose it shall be determined by him that the action of the United Slates in seizing British vessels has been without warrant in international law. "Subject to these reservations, her majesty's f jvernment will have great satisfaction in lining with the government ol the United tales in seeking by means ol arbitration an adjustment ol the international questions which have so long formed a majttor of controversy between tho two governments." i?lantn.tlon* and Villages In and f enneasee Under Water. MEMi'iiis, Tenn., March 13. — Tho levee at Conlcy's lake, 80 miles south, of this city, gave way Wednesday night and the water poured into the little village completely flooding everything. The tracks of the Louisville, New Orleans & Texas road are completely submerged. MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 18. — The Mississippi levee at Ilillhouse broke early Thursday morning. The gap- quickly widened and great damage has resulted to a wide expanse of country. The crevasse is on the Riverside branch of the Louisville, New Orleans & Texas railroad, and its exact location is at RobcrtKOii- ville. It is ISO feet wide and the water has already covered miles of territory. Immense damage has been done around Westport, Miss., by the Tombigbce and smaller streams, particularly to the Illinois Central, the Georgia Pacific and the Mobile & Ohio railways. JACKSON, Miss., March 13.— Recent heavy rains have put all Mississippi rivers and creeks out of their banks, and, while no loss of life is reported, immense damage to railroad bridges and fences has been done. Through trains on the Illinois Central passed through Wednesday night, being the first since Friday, owing: to breaks in the line over the Big Black river. Pearl river is higher than in ten years. Traffic will be abandoned till the water recedes, which may be several days, as a further rise is coming. Several families living in the flat lands below the state capitol are busy moving household effects to the hills. MKMI'IIIS, Tenn., March 13.— At 13 o'clock Wednesday night Buck Bayou levee in Coahoma county broke, 1 mile south of Robinsonville landing, in the dividing line between the Robinsonville and Wavcrly plantations, owned by John P. Richardson. The first break reported was 135 feet and has been widening all day, despite the heroic efforts of engineers and a large force of men and material to keep the break ends from washing. At 10 o'clock p. m. the gap was 200 feet wide. The cause of the break is not known, but it is believed to have been blown to pieces with dynamite. A few days ago workmen were discharged from Col. Jeft'erson'a works without their pay, and they declared they would walk the levee until they did get it. The levee was in good condition Wednesday night at 0 o'clock, and many are positive that they heard an explosion. The plantations abreast of the break are entirely under water. Not far from the break the Riverside division of the is Louisville, Netv Orleans & Texas railway, and its embankment was swept away before daylight, ENGLAND'S BLIZZARD. TIRED OF LIFE. A. Minnesota Woman Haugs Her Babe uud Herself. FERGUS FALLS, Minn., March H. Mrs. O. C. Hanson, of Pelican Rapids, banged herself and her year-old baby Tuesday afternoon. She fastened a stout string on the edge of the door just above the hinge, on which she hanged, the baby. She then drove a nail in the top of the door casing and attached a stout string to it, with which she banged herself. When found, both bodies were hanging and life extinct, tlie woman's feet touching tbs HAVE BIG DEBTS. Dudley Hall Si Co., Tea Importer* of Boston, Fail—Their Liabilities Estimated at UHOO.OOO. BOSTON, March 11.—Dudley Hall <fc Co. have assigned. The firm has for many years carried on an extensive tea importing business. The liabilities ot the firm itself are rising $400,000. The firm's assets consist largely of equities in real estate, which have been con- veyeA by the senior member its collateral security f ca- tbe ftrni'e debts- The firm, was the second largest tea house in the United States, dgiog % of |I,000,QOO 9 yea*. Many Shipwrecks Reported During the Keceut Storm, and Nearly 1OO Lives Are Said to Have Been Lost. LONDON, March 13.—Following the blizzard a severe frost has set in all over England. The frost is greatly hindering the clearing of the railroad lines which were blocked by snowdrifts during the storm. Cornwall con- thmes isolated from the rest of England. Many wrecks are reported to have occurred on that coast, and at Land's End a number of people have been frozen to death. It is already known that at least seventy lives have lost off the coast during the blizzard, and in addition at least ten men perished from cold and exposure after reaching the shore. It is feared that the list of wrecks and the record of lives lost is far from beinff complete, as several vessels are known to be missing. A foreign steamship, the name of which is unknown, was wrecked off Start Point, near Dartmouth, Devonshire, England, during the recent blizzard. All the crew and passengers were drowned. The British ship Dryad, Captain Thomas, bound from Shields to Valparaiso, has also been wrecked off Start Point. Her crew, consisting of twenty- four men and officers, have been drowned. Among the schooners lost off Start Point was the Lunesdale. Four of her crew were drowned. Her captain was saved. The schooner Lizzie Ellen was also lost, and two of her crew were drowned. Many points inland, where the storm was most severely felt, are still isolated from the sui-rounding- country, and days must elapse before through freight and passenger traffic are entirely restored on the branch lines of the railroads. The severity of the storm and the difficulty of restoring the lines of communication to their usual state of usefulness may be judged fr.om the fact that an express train which left Plymouth onMonday is still blocked up neap the Brent river. The passengers are Buffering severely from exposure. Gangs of laborers numbering hundreds have been sent from all directions to clear the railroad lines in Devonshire and Cornwall, \vhere the snowdrifts have piled up so heavily that cuttings 12 feet deep have to be made through the snow, which is now frozen into an almost solid mass. The loss to farm stock is enormous, and will entail much suffering among the farmers, who have already lost considerable money by the terrible weather experienced at the end of last year. Starving Men Rob a Store. ZANESVILLK, O., March 13.—Work at the coal mines of Rendville, Hocking county, 30 miles southwest of this city, has been suspended for several weeks. The miners are in a destitute condition and the families of many of them are suffering for the necessaries of life. Thursday morning shortly after daylight fifty of them proceeded in a, body to McCoy & Williams'stc-re, broke it open and carried off thirty barrels o| flour and several hun4re,d pounds p| meat. They made »o attempt to eon.* ceaj. their identify, \j& &$ they b^4 fe

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