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M A IT A IB BK1 *UU v .!>,! r rN ATOR BLOODS SWEEP THROUGH THE NEBRASKA CiTY. ifftpls Flea for Thplr IAT**'— F*ai-n That the Btr*r May Torn Into Its Am-tant J*e<l Again—Relief Work In Ten- Omaha, Neb., April 14.—The Mis- eotiri Sa a great lake at Omaha, and rising hourly. Over 100 families hare been forced'from their homes in the lowlands, Everthlng was abandoned to the flood. It first drove out of their houses Ert-ckeon, Larson and Mllhouse. It swept a quarter of a mile further down and there took In a dozen cottages. The stream then went on farther south a distance of half a mile and struck another little settlement. All •the people were forced to abandon their houses In haste, some of them with only their night clothes on. Many narrow escapes from drowning are recounted, but so far as Is known no lives were lost. . The corporations whose.Interests are threatened put hundreds of men to work on the dikes, but the water broke through, and It looks as if it would be the worst flood In the city's hist&ry. The flood la pouring in upon the lowlands of the East Omaha bottoms in a stream that is estimated to be 2,000 feet In width. It is sweeping southwest from a point opposite the north end of Sherman avenue. It runs Jn that direction to a point that would Intersect .Twentieth street if extended. Then 14 switches southeast and back to Sherman Avenue. This' point is about a mile south of where the water leaves the old channel. At that point the flood divides. One branch cuts directly eastward and pours into Florence lake. The mass of water 'n the lake has broken open the le j that was built to, separate It from cut Oft lake. This Is the old channel of the river, and many fear the turbulent^MlBBourl will come back to its ancient bed.. 7 -J—S^e-Baeond-brafleh-of-the-flood-runs- toward the south, just east of Sherman avenue, at a point a mile arid a half or two miles north of the-polnt where the , Sherman avenue car line turns into Ames avenue. It is following the line •of Slherman avenue, although t it diverges "somewhat- toward the east, •-sweeping over plowed and planted Jleldffl, driving residents from their "homes in North Orhaha, tearing up fences and threatening the houses that stand from three»to four feet, deep in . .the water. . In the last twelve hours Cut Off has risen almost two feet. If this rate continues the lake will overflow Its southern bank arid the entire southern portion of East Omaha would be threatened with a disastrous flood: Thousands of Citizens of Terra Hants I'njr Honor to Hi* Memory. Terre Haute, Ind., April 14.—The >ody of ex-Senator Voorhees arrived icre at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening, and Itting honor was paid the memory of he deceased statesman. Members of the Jackson Club and he Bar Association met the train, and i large concourse of citizens Jollied the procession to the Terre Haute House, where the body .lay In state and was iriewed by as many persons as could conveniently pass through \ths large oom.. The members of the family yielded to he request of the Masons for a Ma- ionic burial. At first the offer had >een declined on the ground that Mr. Voorhees had not been an active Mason or many years, but so Insistent were he Masons that the consent was grant- d after leaving Indianapolis. ^ The funeral services will be held in it. Stephen's Episcopal Church, which itr. Voorhees joined many years ago. The pallbearers have not been selected, mt they will be Masons who were espe- ilally-close-frlends-of-MrT-Voorhees.— DOWN THE RIVEK; Cnergetlc Step* llelng Taken to Relieve Flood Sufferers. , Memphis, Tenn., April 11—The river -continues to.ri.se south of Vicksburg, and the^swift current is throwing the •waters against the Louisiana levees .•with enormous force. At Helena the river is declining at the rate of two^tenths of a foot daily. The refugees are flocking into Helena jjy every boat. A conference between the federal officers and local 'relief committee was held, so Lieut. Rowan might secure all the facts regarding the situation there. At thd meeting it was estimated that of the 25,341 people inhabiting the county 7,000 lived in the city and one-half of the remainder lived in. the territory now inundated. The population «of the over- proximately 9,000. . Of these from 2,000 to 3,000 are now in Helena and scattered along the foothills for a distance "of fifteen miles. There are 1,000 refugees at Old Town ridge. The relief committee reported that 6,000 people .•were dependent upon aid. Three thousand dollars weekly was the sum decided upon to take, care of these people." The Limit at Davenport. Davenport, Iowa, April 14. — The Mississippi is within less than two feet oi the danger line at this point, and is rising at the rate qf several inches xlally. Merchants are moving goods from cellars in the busines distrlcl and district below the city, and in the Hock river and Iowa river valleys a large area of lowland is under water -while families are moving back from the river to escape the advancing Hood. ______ Situation at Blollne. III. Moline, 111., April 14.— The river is still rising here, and the danger of the Moline water-power wall Is so imminent that the government has taken an emergency action^ to protect it. The wall, which was built many years ago has been weakened, and the water is now sweeping through all along its length. Several factory basements are already under water, and considerable apprehension exists regarding the flood - - : IturllnKtou Btlll la Danger. Burlington, Iowa, April 14.—The river is again rapidly rising, and is now ten feet six inches above normal A deluge of rain fell Monday night am more is expected. The residents of Huron island have moved to the shore as that island Is nearly under water. WouJU Be l'oj>t>. Home, April 14,~-A meeting of Cardinals, convened by Mgr. Satolll, has fceso held h.er*. Its object is un few It is GOiaiaofl to be % wtes' it t Is Its!—~T>* Tntepn f-c* Trr?** f?»nf^. Indianapolis, Ind., April 14.—The f;orty of former Senator Daniel W.Voor- hces WAS received by the citizens of ;is own state Tuesday -with many man- festatlons of sorrow. The funeral par- y arrived here at noon, and the body v.aa taken at once to the state capl- tol, where 15,000 persona viewed the remains. The choir, frotn St. Paul's Episcopal church, stationed In the cap- tol balcony, sung "Nearer My God to Thee" as the coffin was carried Into the >ullding and placed under the great dome. The common people, upon whom Senator Voorhees Trad exerted reat influence, turned out en masse. George H. Thomas post, Grand Army of he Republic, also called.- At 4 o'clock Terje Haute friends took charge of the )ody, and the funeral party went on to that city. LIES IN STATE. ADDRESS TO POPULISTS. Senators und Congressmen of That Party In Joint Caucus. Washington, April 14.r-An address n the "Situation and the Course That Duty Points" has been Issued toy a joint aucus of Populist senators and congressmen. The address declares that never in he history of the party has there been ucu cause for hope on the part of hose who are seeking reforms along Inancial and industrial lines as at the present time, "to the People's party," t is asserted, "is due the credit for he bolt in the Republican party contention-at St. Louia and for the revolt jf the Democratic pzrrty that rescued he Chicago convention from the clutches, of the bondholdlng and bank- ng combine." 'An appeal t is made to .he reform papers to join in the effort o push forward the cause of .the party and to strengthen and build it up. —Collision at "Lebanon, Ind. Lebanon, Ind., April 14.—A collision occurred at the crossing of the*Qleve- land, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis and the Chicago & Southeastern railroads Tuesday afternoon, Big Four pasesnger train No. 6 was several minutes late and was.pulling out of the station at a high rate of speed. As it neared the crossing the Chicago & Southeastern express came upon the crossing, directly in front of it. The express was pushing a freight car in front of the engine. This car was smashed to splinters, and the Big Four engine-was-totally,-wreeked.—The passengers escaped with a severe shaking up. Skeleton, In the Ruins. Knoxville, Tenn., April 14.—Tuesday's search in the ruins of last week's conflagration revealed money, pistol, watches and one skeleton of a man, thought to be either G. M. Rogers of Pulaskl, Tenn., or S. K. Williams of Springfield, Mass. The opinion Is prevalent that at least half a dozen men perished, but it will take another day to.remove the debris. Among the tays- terlously missing is E. H. Tr&cey, supposed to be from' Pittsburg, Pa., for whom there is much mail and telegrams here. Battleship Oregon Bans Aground. Washington, Apr!) 14.—Word has reached the navy department from Commander'Whiting, in charge of the Puget Sound naval- station, Washington, that the battle-ship Oregon had grounded while approaching the dock. The dispatch added that the vessel had bent her frames (or ribs) and bottom plating in the yiolnity o f the forward turret. It is believed the damage is not serious. A thorough investigation has been ordered by Secretary Long to be made by Naval Constructor Capps Democrats Gain in the Kast. New #ork, April 14.—As a result of a decision of the Supreme Court handed down a few days ago, declaring unconstitutional the election law passed by the legislature last spring, municipal elections which should have been held In March were held Tuesday in a large number of cities and towns la New Jersey. Complete returns show' more or less democratic gains throughout the state. There was little excitement and a Iig<ht vote was polled. Thirty Day Kitelug Mill. Springfield,. I|l.' April 14.—It hag been decided to report to the house a thirty-day raciag Mil, with a pool provision, but barring teeips ATTEMPT MADE TO STIR UP MACEDOfJIA, It I» Aiiftrtfld That Thsy Try to Force the Pagtsge of the' Par- dsnelles— Tnrklih Comronndcrs Claim it Victory. ,London, April 14.—A special dispatch from Constantinople alleges that the Greek plan is to stir up a rebellion la Macedonia, to blockade Salonlca and to attack Prevesa (the town on the Turkish side of the entrance of the gulf of Arta), and Smyrna,by the Bea, as well as to endeavor to force the passage of the Dardanelles *vith the torpedo division of the Greek fleet. The Athens correspondent of the Daily Chronicle says that compromises is evidently in the air. Turkey Is showing herself exceptionally friendly to Greece, and it is believed in diplomatic circles that the two parties, if left alone, would settle the affair In * as many days. • ; Advices from Eplrus represent the situation, there as a reign of terror. The Turks are laying the country waste with fire and sword. The vali of Janinl has ordered every Christian to give the Turkish army ten sheep and a bullock. A dispatch to the Dally News from Constantinople says that the Turkish version of the fighting at Baltlno haa been published in the newspaper Ik- dain, which states .that 6,000 Greek troops were allowed to attack the plate. Their retreat was then cut off and the Greeks were finally worsted, leaving 2,000 dead and dying upon the field. The Ikdam adds: • "Out of pure magnanimity the Turks took no prisoners." . Edhem Pasha, the Turkish commander in chief In Macedonia, the dispatch adds, has reported to his government that tho Greek insurgents attacked the Turks simultaneously at nine different points. He further says They were gpeodtly Burrutmdedr-thttt several prisoners were taken and that the latter have been, sent! to Salonlca. He concludes with stating that the loss of the insurgents was heavy and that -f the Turks trifling... '.-."•-. Says Coercion Will Cease. St. Petersburg, April 14.—The Novoo Vremya /declares that all coercion of reece upon the part of the powers will cease as soon as war is declared, )ecause otherwise. it would bear the character of pro-Turkish/intervention. Return to Greek Territory. Trlkhala, April 14.—The insurgent bands have returned to Greek territory, with the exception of one or two, which are composed of only a small .number. JOHN BULL WORRIED. BcrlnE Sea' Controverny Threatens to Ureak Out Again. London, April 14.—A representative ot the Associated Press has learned thtit communications i are passing between Washington and London • with reference to the Bering sea. The greatest secrecy is observed here on the subject. The. Pall Mall Gazette refers to the reopening of this question as another "lesson of the weakness of arbitration," and says it falls to see how Great Britain can 'be expected to antedate a revision of the awards; adding that they .cannot be tossed aside "ber cause one party does not.get its full demands," . , The Globe remarks that there is no doubt Lord Salisbury *wlll refuse to re£ open~the~Bcrlng~Bea7qu'esUda until the stipulated date and until Canada's claims are satisfied. ' Mr. Henry White, the United States charge d'affalrs, has had a conference with the foreign office on the subject. . . Legislature of Michigan. Lansing, Mich,, April 14.—Several days ago Gov. Pingree vetoed the Flint charter bill. Tuesday the • bill was passed over his veto in the house. This body also passed the bill providing that after Jan. 1, 1899, all county^ofllcers, save sheriff, shall be paid a salary, to be fixed by the supervisors, and that all fees provided by the statute, be covered into the county treasury. The senate passed a joint resolution to submit to the people a constitutional amendment requiring an educational qualification of electors. The same body defeated resolutions submitting amendments to make the regents of the university subject to legislative direction, and to fix a salary of $600 per regular session for legislators. Insolvent for Twelve Years. Milwaukee, Wis., April 12.—There were interesting revelations in the circuit Court here Tuesday concerning the manner In which the South Side Savings bank was conducted. The bank collapsed in July, 1893, but it was shown that it waa really insolvent as far back as August, 1881. C. G. Wild who went through the books with un expert,.gave evidence that proved thai it was not the panic that .caused the bank to fall, but dishonest banking from the very start. Filial Action Is Postponed. Springfield, 111., April 14.—The'house took up the judicial apportionment bill on third reading. Speeches were made against by Cratg, McGee, Gaines and Salmons, democrats, and Bailey, Sharrock arid Torrence, .republicans. The bill was advocated iy Coehrau, Needles, Sherman, Allen of Vennllli&n and Selby. C««iraa moved to postpone aetioa to-day at 11 o'clock. Ttds wa» **** frt UN»VFP«?T Y. !**r?!?i iT^stH^i^^ 1 Chicago, April H,™-Th» University fit IlHnota may he forced to Clone its doors before the completion of tbB school year. It !a without sufficient funds to meet its current expenses. Practically all of its cash and securities are affected by the failure of the Globe 'savings bank. The trustees have no authority to borrow money, arid warrants may not be legally Issued upon the treasurer unless he has funds in his possession, with which to pay them, •••'•. When Elbridge G. Keith is qualified today as the new treasurer of the board and makes his demand upon Charles W. Spaldlng for the funds of the university the fate of the institution will be decided. If sufHcient money to pay university warrants is turned over to Mr. Keith present financial difficulties will be overcome. If no available funds come into his possession there will be but one way out of the dilemma— either some person must be looked to to carry the financial burden until such time as the trustees may be able to provide money or the state must act to prevent the closing of .the cchool. The Illinois Home for Female Juvenile Offenders at Geneva Is another institution connected with 'the failure of the Globe savings bank through C. W. Spaldlng. Spaldihg has been treasurer of the home since May 12, 1896, and the current funds of the institution have since then been on deposit with him. At the time of the bank's failure he had in his hands about ?7,000, the amount which remained from the state appropriation of 515,000. The managers of the home arc now wondering whether they will ever get It back and how they are to pay running expenses. • ' ".' . As to University Funds. Springfield, III., April 14.—Senatoi Dunlap says that ha will offer a resolution in the senate calling for an_of- flclal (investigation In. relation to the fundg nf tho University of Illinois. BRYAN CHIEF GUEST. Big Banquet In Washington—Analvvr- nary of JetCersou** BlrtU Celebrated. Washington, April 14.—The 154th anniversary of Jefferson's birthday waa celebrated Tuesday night at the Metropolitan hotel by a subscription dinner, Iven under the auspices of the National Association of Democratic Clubs. William J. Bryan, of Nebraska, the lalo Democratic candidate for President, was th« guest of honor. Senators, representatives and others conspicuous .in the councils of the Democratic party, were, present; many of them were from a distance. Covers were laid for 200, and many wore denied seats for. want of space at the tables, Mr. Bryan made a leugthy speec-h-.in response to the toast "Thomas Jefferson." Chlcn£o Hoard of Trade. Chicago, \Aprll 13.—The following table shows the range of quotations on the Chicago board of trade to-day: A11T1CLE9. Wheat—Apr . May. ...... July........ Sept. Corn—April.. May.. July...:.... Sept Outa—Apr.... May July........ Sept ........ Pork— May. . , July........ Lard— Ma v.:-. Sept ...... fchtr'bs— May July....;... •Sept........ High'. I .£5% .27 4.25 -4.33X 4.45 -UTS' Low. Apr.18 Apr.13 .OOJ 8.87^ .20 _4.80_ 4.4U 4.05 •J.65 Closing. .eex '.&% .18* B.85 K.45 4.20 iSQ 4.40 4.65 4.07* President Asked to Attend. Washington, April 14.—A .delegation representing tho Tennessee Exposition called on the President Tuesday formally to extend . to • him and his cabinet au invitation, to be present at the opening exercises at Nashville on May 1. The President, explained that his engagement to be present at the dedication of the Grant Memorial in New York on tho 27th might interfere with his being present on the opening day. In case circumstances prevented his attending the opening, he said, he would be delighted to attend later with the members 'of the cabinet. He .will announce hia decision in a few days. English Biiuetalllsta Approve. London, April 4.4.—The appointment of Senator E. O. Wolcott, of Colorado;' Charles J. Paine, of Boston, and 'ex- Vice President Stevenson as commissioners to an International monetary conference, under the' act approved March 3-lost, "for the promotion of au International agreement for bimetallism" has been received with the greatest satisfaction by the London bimetallists, who anticipate solid' progress through their efforts, although Mr. Stevenson is imlcnown here as a monetary expert. Libel JJ1I1 Set Back. Springfield, 111., April . 14.—Senator Lundin'a bill to repeal the libel law was on Tue&day referred to committee, which probably means its burial, by a vote of 27 yeas to 18 naya. A motion to strike out the enacting clause jot the bill, killing It there and then, was defeated by the narrow margin of two, vote. Should 1'uy an Indemnity. Waphington, April 14.—The president has decided to recommend to congress an approprlatioti &s indemnity for the killing by a mob of l$nchere of .'three Italian citlseas at HaimviUe, La; 4U- ««i^i*>''p*9W«»!SgS(*S!l^^ IMPORTANT BILL 5NTRODUCEO !N THE SENATE. Mr. Chandler Want* the Gmremtnm* t* M»k» Its Own Armor IPlate—Secre- tary Onge E*f>)»lns Bis Dan to the Senate—'Washington Nbtes. Washington, ; April 14.—Seflator Chandler Tuesday Introduced hia bills empowering the secretary of the navy to take possession of the armor plants of the Bethlehem and the Carnegie companies; There are two of the bllte, one applying to each othe institutions, the provisions teing the same In both. Senator Chandler says that It is contemplated that only the Bethlehem works shall be taken, unless in case of necessity, when the Carnegie Institution should also be seized. Tho principal section of the bill authorizes and directs the secretary of the navy forthwith to take possession of such land, buildings and machinery as constitute the armor-making plant of the two companies. He Is directed to hold and use such land, buildings and machinery for a period of time_ sufficient to enable said secretary to manufacture the armor plate necessary for the completion of the battleships Alabama, Illinois and Wisconsin, now In process of construction for the United States, and thereafter to return the possession, of said land, buildings and' rimchlnery to said company. This seizure shall be deemed to be for the public use of the United States under an obligation to make just compensation therefor, In accordance with the fifth amendment to the constitution. BEAKS FROM GAGK. Secretary Explains His Orders tscned to "'" ' • Cootoms Ofilcern. Washington, April 14.—A letter from Secretary Gage was received by the senate Tuesday, responding to the resolution of Inquiry as-to orders Issued to-customs officers to delay liquidation of entries made of merchandise arriving after April 1 last. The secretary explains that tho order is in accordance with authority conferred on him by law. Following the reading of the letter Mr. Vest of Missouri presented a resolution, declaring that the order "is without authority of law, and In violation of the statues and customs regulations governing the payment of import duties at the ports of entry -where the same may be collected." Mr. Davis (rep., Minn.) chairman of the foreign relations committee, gave notice that on Thursday next he would .move that the senate go into executive session to take up the arbitration treaty. • Senator Morgan of Alabama concluded his long speech on the resolution declaring that a state of war ex- lats in Cuba. He did not ask for a vote on the resolution, but announced that he hoped to secure a final vote at an early date. • The bankruptcy bill was taken up at 3 o'clock. Mr. ..Lindsay of Kentucky defending the measure against critisma made against It.- . , No Trouble In Hawaii. ';. " Washington, April 14.— The Japanese legation has received telegraphic advices from official sources in relation to the recent deportation from the Ha- waian Islands of a number of Japanese Immigrants which do not agree entirely in all details' with the accounts already published in this country. ~ It is a^so declared that while a man-of-war has been sent to Hawaii, this action has not been taken for the purpose of men- he Hawalian _ __ ^ Simply to r preserve order among the Japanese residents in. the islands. 1 At the legation the statement that the Japanese companies are attempting to colonize Hawaii is denounced as a flagrant and* absolutely unwarranted falsehood. V ' Amendments to Tariff 1)111. . . Washington, April 14.— Senator Nelson Tuesday gave notice - of several amendments to tho tariff bill. 'One of these abrogates after one year the Ha^ wallan reciprocity treaty. Another declares trusts or combinations for the restraint of trade or to enhance the market price of Imports or manufactures by two or more persons, either one of whom is an importer, to be "against the public policy, Illegal and void," and provides for the punishment of the offense 'by both fine and imprisonment. A third amendment authorizes the president to suspend by executive prder the collection of all duties levied upon any imported article the home product of which is controlled by a trust. Will Pass Appropriation BlUu. Washington, April 14,— An agreement has been reached among the leaders of the various parties In the senate under which, the appropriation bills which failed 4o become laws at the last session of congress will be taken up and passed. The Indian bill will 'be called up at once, and as Boon as it is disposed of the agricultural and sundry civil bills will be considered. The general deficiency bill, has not yet ( been, reported. Tiie Indian and Agricultural bills are not expected to provoke much debate, but there wilj ia all probability be considerable discussion of the sundry civil bill. 1 ' • • t W1U Investigate the Ballroads. Madison, Wls,, April 14.— Tuesday morning the . assembly, after a sharp debate, ordered to a third reading the Hall; bill for an investigation of /the railroads to see it they were not escaping taxation, A. It. Hall, its author, declared* that their own published statements -i Khows tta*.t they have evaded taxes on 151,000,000 gross eajmiags in Oiwesteifij states durieg tie p*«,t ytara. ffr ft year find n hi't f«r « bretfr *« the relation*! b*tw«»n Sp-s-ln And the United Ptate*, diw to the politic*} es- cltament. But now the coolness of feottt governments baa quieted public opinion, end Uie few of R rupture of amicable relations seemu far off. The policy of ttie oabniet at Washington ia firm and energetic in compelling Americana to observe neutrality In Cuban feffalrs. Spain, on tier side, accedes to ftfl the claims made In friendly notes regarding American citizens, and has ttius nullified In the United States tfoe pro-, paganda of the anti-Spanish tad the American government baa quieted the violence of the press and the senater," The Union Constitutional also treats the question editorially In the same tone, and says: "An offer of friendly Intervention on the part of the American government cannot be ill considered." In conclusion, the Union Constltu- clonal expresses the hope fttat the United States trill give proof of Its friendship for Cuba. ' AOA1NSTINDIANA LEGISLATORS Sensational Hints of a Corruption Investigation Are Made. ( Indianapolis, April 14.—An investigation Into the conduct of certain members of the legislature Is likely to be made. Sensational charges of corruption have been hinted. The matter cornea out through the state by special legal council filing a petition in the federal court asking ludge Woods for permission to bring suit against the Vandalla Railroad Company to collect $2,000,000 alleged to be due'.tho slate under &n agreement in charter- of the railroad company to pay into tho state for the benefit of the common school fund all over 10 per cent of its net earnings. The petition contains the statement that it will be necessary for the court In which the suit, is finally tried to make &ri Investigation of the conduct of some members of the legislature w^th a, view to discovering whether the failure to enforce the claim before this time has been the result of corruption. Tho plan of the prosecutlbn Is to have the case adjusted In a atate court ind then secure an order from the federal court to the receiver to pay'the' amount found due. / •Under the Impeachment Law. Butler, Ind., April 14.—A. groat legal battle occurred here Tuesday over the attempt to impeach and remove from office County Commissioners Hague and Bateman and Auditor Boost. The case is the. first one to come up under the new impeachment law, passed by , the last legislature. Judge Marsh of Winchester, who was trying the case, decided in favor of the defense, as the: acts .under which the Impeachmen proceedings were commenced had been committed. prior to the time the •law.-• went into effect The bill of impeachment filed by the grand Jury charged the .commissioners with responsibility for a great deal of the fraudulent work in the county, whereby nearly ?50,OOQ' has been stolen. " ' ;• . . . Hurt by an Explosion. Chicago, April 14.^—Seven persona were Injured during a fire which broke* out last evening in the picture frame works of H. 'Eeunert & Brother, on the second floor of 106 and 108 West Washington street. .An explosion of chemicals knocked down five firemen who were seeking to gain entrance to the room where the flames were located,'- and—besides being severely bruised they were all more 'or lesa burned on the face, hands and body, In addition to this, another fireman and a-police .officer sustained alight injuries and burns. The financial loss was light. Rosebery In the Cabinet.^ London, April 14.—Truth says: "It is doubtful if Lord Salisbury's health will permit him to retain the poata a premier and secretary of state for fop 3ign affairs. Under the circumstances many. Unionists are; suggesting Lord ftosebery for secretary of,state for foreign affairs. It is pointed out that when in office Lord .Roseberry showed entire accord with Lord Salisbury's foreign policy, and he withdrew from the Liberals because he disapproved of their action in foreign issues, whllfi hta views on home rule are In accord with the Unionists." , Assigned to Their Gedeseo, 111., April 14.—The Illiuoia conference of the United Evangelical Church closed its annual session Tuesday. The college site propositions from Fairvlew, Freeport and Highland were referred to the board of educatioftj Rev. John Schneider of Chicago w* appointed agent for the purpose of assisting the 'board in working UB the college project. Full appointments of minsters were made out. 11111 to £.egallzt> Collections Dea Moines, Iowa/ April 14.—A "bill was passed i>y the senate legalizing s4i the taxes raised in the state the five years of'l% mills in support of poor in addition to the 4 njiils ca revenue levy, out of .which it Is BBS--'" posed the support of j.he poor mu^t' come exclusively. Tdie constUution^' Uy of the additional 1^ mills levy baf been questioned. '*" ^ ^11>^ *ti« Ballot, Dlxon, 111., April 14.~~Ttte frage eoaveatipB ojjwe L. M. B«!h, of BteitpgU^gten,, lad, '

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