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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWSJOURNAL
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NOKKOMC NtiURASICA I'MUDAY ' Al'Hlli 1 11)01 )
New Haven Court Has Decided
HE 13 LOSER OF THE $50,000.
In the Case of the Famous Bennett
Will , In Which the Sealed Letter
Played so Prominently , Nebraska's
Politician Is Beaten.
Now Haven , March 31. The "court
today deckled against W. J. Dryan In
llio famous Donnott will case and tlio
Nobrnsknn loses tlio $50,000 for which
ho has been so persistently contend
ing. Dryan had llttlo to say about
It after tlio decision was given.
Church Starts for Missouri.
Phlliidclphla , Marcb'MV0 , William 19.
Church , the young L fy ' con
fessed murderer , who w fo , -\t.
the League Island navy yan. fyOf
days ago , started on his Journt- , $ o
St. Louis to stand trial for the mtirdot
t of his foster parents In Warrenton ,
Mo. Ho Is in the custody of District
Attorney Gnrbler nnd Sheriff Palster of
Warren county , Missouri.
Rev. Gordon In New Place.
Washington , March 31. Rev. John
Gordon , formerly president of Tabor
college , Iowa , was formally Inaugurat
ed president of Howard university of
this city. The principal feature was
a public meeting nt the First Congre
gational church , when the keys of
the university and the charter of the
institution were formally turned over
if to Dr. Gordon.
| Drops Dead While Singing.
f Duluth , Minn. , March 31. John
Laury , a pioneer citizen of Hlbblng
and a heavy real estate holder ,
dropped dead at his home while sing
ing a song. Heart disease is given
as the cause of his death. Mr. Laury
bad won a considerable amount of
money on tfao recent election in Hlb
blng and had Invited a number of
friends to help celebrate his good for
CHANGES AT AINSWORTH.
Farmers are Preparing for Large
Crops of Small Grain.
Alnsworth , Neb. , March 31. Spe
cial to The News : Farmers are pre-
paring to put in largo crops of all
kinds of grain and vegetables. They
say the winter wheat Is doing well.
Mr. Martz , editor of the Western
Rancher , said today that ho had sold
over flvo tons of alfalfa to be sown
Dr. A. Murphy yesterday bought
the fine residence of B. H. Carter ,
who will start next week for San
Francisco. His wife and son started
this morning for a visit with relatives
E. B. Smith's son Ferry started
yesterday for St. Louis where helms
a good Job.
Dennis Collins bought Mr. Robin-
eon's residence and Mr. Collins
moved out on his ranch.
Edwards , Wood & Co. are doing a
lively business here , F. M. Vincent
WORKS ROADSJO HELP POOR
Preacher Bought Mileage at Half
Rates and Sold It to Scalpers.
Chicago , March 31. As a result of
What he claims was his efforts to av-
elst the poor of Chicago , "Dr. " Dewlne ,
who claims that he is a pretvcher , has
been arrested , charged with robbing
the railroads with headquarters in
Chicago of thousands of dollars' worth
of transportation. All of the money
thus secured was used for charity , at
least this is the subsiance of a con
fession made by Dowlng. Dewing ,
who is said to have made a practice
of buying mileage tickets at half
rates , claiming that he was a minister ,
and then selling the tickets to Chicago
brokers , was arrested in the offices
of the Michigan Central railway whllo
waiting for a ticket to bo counter
signed by officers of the company. In
his confession , Dewing said : "Yes , I
admit that I purchased mileage at
'preachers' rates and sold it to ticket
brokers. I used every cent of the
money to bettor the condition of the
poor of Chicago , and If I have greatly
sinned I nm sure that God will over
look the fault. I was educated In an
castorn seminary and began slum
work in Chicago a few months ago. I
was appalled by the shocking condi
tions hero. All of my money was
spent and as I saw so many persons
starving , I felt that I was justified In
procuring funds in the manner I did. "
Tec * New Locomotive.
Berlin , March 31. A giant three-
cylinder locomotive , which It is the
intention to exhibit at the St. Louis
ozposltion , was tested on the military
railroad. The engineer of this locomo
tive rides on its front part and com
munlcates with the fireman through
a speaking tube. The front and rear
cones of the locomotive diminish the
resistance. The locomotive alone at
talned a speed of eighty miles an
hour and of sixty-two miles an hour
drawing three vcstlbulod passenger
coaches. No effort waa made to de
velop full speed , but the trial proved
the possibility of Introducing a sixty-
mtlo schedule without any change of
roadbed or rolling stock.
Pardon for Henry Hall.
DCS Molni's , March 31. The sonnto
committee on pnrdons , before which
are fifteen applications for pardon
from llfo convicts , wcro all turned
down , with the exception of Henry
Hall of Council Bluffs , who will bo
rcconimondcd for pardon. Hall mur
dered his wlfo and IB now an old man.
Sarah Kuhn , the beautiful young wid
ow from Kcokuk , la. , who was ac
cused of murdering her aged husband ,
was refused n pardon , as also was the
notorious Halnsbargor brothers , mem
bers of the Ralnsbargor gang that ter
rorized Iowa for years , and acquaint
ances of the James and Youugor
Terrible Explosion in a Factory
OTHERS INJURED MUCH
In a Terrific Explosion Accident In
Pennsylvania Today , a Quarter of
a Hundred Young Women Met an
Awful Death Others Hurt.
Scranton , March 31. Twonty-flvo
girls wore killed hero today and
many others injured in a factory ex
Iowa Senate Kills Primary BUI.
Des Molnes , March 31. The state
senate killed the Crossley primary
election law by a vote of 25 to 19.
The bill had been horalJed as the
most Important piece of legislation to
come before the present session.
R. V. Risley Is Dead.
New York , March 31. Richard
Voorhees Risley , an author and maga
zine writer , and son of John E. His
ley , late minister to Denmark , died
here of pneumonia. Mr. Hislcy waa
In his twenty-ninth year.
Despondent Girl Commits Suicide.
Bruning , Nob. , March 31. Despond
ent because her fiance , Ernest Llnd-
kugol , dropped dead lost Monday , Ada
Ross , aged seventeen , living near
here , committed culcido by taking rat
BAD ACCIDENT ON A FARM.
A Boy Hurt and Two Horses Killed
In a Runaway Near Beatrice.
Beatrice , Neb. , March 31. A most
distressing accident occurred upon
the farm of Milton Zimmerman , fine
mile north of Beatrice , in which two
horses were killed , and his son , who
was driving , narrowly escaped. Tlio
boy , a lad of 15 years , was driving
four horses hitched to a disc pulve
rizer , when a threshing machine en
gine passed , frightening the team ,
and they started to run away. SeeIng -
Ing that ho was unable to manage
them , the boy threw himself off be
hind the knives , and escaped injury ,
but not so the horses. The two out
side horses were cut to pieces and
killed. Ono horse had his hind legs
cut off all but a thread of skin.
MILLER WILL LIKELY DIE.
Lumberman Who Came From Albion
About a Year Ago.
Hastings , Nob. , March 31. J. M.
Miller , manager of the Schneider
Lumber Co. , here , who attempted to
kill himself by taking morphine , is
still In a dangerous condition and pro
bably will die. Ho bought six grains
of morphine Monday evening. That
night ho spent much tlmo figuring
and then retired. In the morning his
wife found his purse and a note tollIng -
Ing her to give the money in the
purse to his employers and giving In
structions as to his life insurance , of
which ho carried about $5,000.
The company's auditor , who came
to check up Miller's affairs with the
company , says the books are In bad
shape but that no shortage has been
discovered. N. F. Chancy , the now
manager , has arrived hero from Car
roll , Iowa. Worry over business af
fairs and the loss of his position is
supposed to have caused Miller's act.
Ho told his relatives that ho had
had trouble with his employers. Mil
ler is 35 years old and has five chil
dren. Ho came to Hastings about a
year ago from Albion , Neb.
Parker Carries New York.
New York , March 31. A summary
of returns from the Democratic prim
arlcs held in most important counties
for the selection of delegates to the
state convention shows that the Em1
plro state delegation to the national
convention will bo Instructed to vote
for Judge Alton B. Parker as nominee
Advertising Company Bankrupt.
Boston , March 31. A petition In
bankruptcy against Pottlnglll & Co. ,
an advertising agency of this city , has
been filed In the district court by sev
eral newspapers. The liabilities are
placet , at $1.000,000 , whllo the assets
art * estimated at about $250,000.
Winners of the Prizes at Col
umbus Last Night.
THIS SECTION FARES POORLY
West Point Lad Gets a Second Place.
W. T. Stockdale of Wlsnor Is Elect
ed President for the Ensuing Year.
There Is Good Enrollment.
Columbus , Nob. , March III. "Spe "
cial to The News : The North Ne
braska Declamatory content hold Itn
annual contunt hero last night. Pau
line lOllus of ColumbUH took 11 rut
prlxo In the oratorical class , Warren
Thompson of West Point second.
Carroll Rowley of South Omaha
took the llrst prl/o In the dramatic
class and Lola Odell of Kullurton ,
Kdlth Wright of Schuylor took
llrst prize In the huniorouH clans ,
Morton Unlos of Cedar Rapids HOC-
The following olllcors wore olcct-
od for'tho oiiHiiliig your : President ,
\V. T , Stockdalo of Wlmior ; vlco
president , 13. P. . Wilson of Pouca ;
secretary and treasurer , 10. B. Shop
man of Schuylor. '
Judges In'tho content wore Prof.
Hornborgor of Lincoln ; Prof. Muca-
dee of Pierce and Prof. Bishop j of
Newman Grovo. Prof. Garrolt of
Fremont was referee. '
The enrollment In the association
IH very largo and a mammoth crowd
attended the contest last night.
No Passes for Stock Shippers.
Chicago , March 31. Tralllc olllclnls
of the western roads have decided to
refuse the request of tlio live stock
associations for the resumption , of
passes to live stock shippers. It wns
held that no state has tlio right ito
pass a law requiring a railroad to glVo
something for nothing. The commit
tee appointed to arrange a settlement
of the sugar rate has called a meet
ing for April 8 in Now York , when
it is expected that the committee will
moot the representatives of the leadIng -
Ing sugar companies and , if possible ,
adjust the rates from the various man
Sensation in the Murder Case , '
at San Francisco.
PLACED IN CUSTODY OF SHERIFF
Men Will Be Dismissed and a New
Jury Will Have lo Be Impanelled
Before the Case Is Continued Five
Jurors Tampered With.
San Francisco , March 31. Superior
Judge Cook announced from the bench
that an attempt had been made to
tamper with the Jurors In the Botkln
case. Ho declared that he would ( Us-
charge the jury and begin the trial of
the case anew.
Acting upon Information that four
Jurors had been bribed to favor the
prisoner/Mrs. Cordelia Botkln , Judge
Cook ordered the Jury into the cus
tody of the sheriff. It Is alleged that
beside four Jurors who are snld to
have been Influenced , an attempt was
made to brlbo a fifth one. When the
denouement came In court Mrs. Bot-
kln's attorney made a passionate
speech , disclaiming that Mrs. Botkln
or any ono connected with her case
waa Implicated. Chief of Police Wltto-
man testified that ono of the jurors
had followed him to his office after
the noon adjournment and said that
on the previous evening a stranger
had called on him and said : "Wo
have secured four Jurors for the de
fense and want a fifth. Wo will give
you $50. " The Juror told the chief
that he turned down the offer.
TILT IN BENNETT WILL CASE
Bryan Objects to Statement Made by
New Haven , Conn. , March 31. Fur
ther sensational incidents marked the
second day's hearing on the appeal of
William J. Bryan from the decision
of the probate court excluding the
$50,000 "scaled letter" as a part of
the will of P. S. Bennett before Judge
Gager. Former Judge Stoddard , coun
sel for Mrs. Bennett , and Mr. Bryan
engaged In a wordy war during the
morning session and the court had to
intervene. It followed Immediately
after reference to the correspondence
between Mr. Bryan and Bennett had
been made by Judge Stoddard , In
which it was alleged that Mr. Ben
nett wns brought to the point of writ
ing the "sealed letter" by Mr. Bryan.
Judge Stoddard Implied that Mr.
Bryan was withholding their contents ,
and said : "If this man Insists upon
getting $50,000 from the widow by
suppressing facts and showing that
those loiters were written nt his be
hest the court should know mo facts. "
Mr. Bryan jumped to his feet and
insisted that Judge Stoddnrd had
misstated the facts , but the court or
dered him to sit down.
The day was taken up entirely by
arguments on the question of admit
ting the "scaled letter. "
IIEINZE IS FINED $20,000 ,
Montana Copper King Must Pay Big
Sum or Contempt o Court.
Butte , Mont. , March .11.V. . AuRiin-
ttm lloln/o , tlio Montana copper mag
nate ; A , 1 , . I'Vauk ' , nuporlulemlont of
the Johnstown Mining company , nnd
J , II. Trorlso , superintendent of tlio
RaniB mliio , Hulnzo proportion , were
found guilty of contompl of court by
Judge llontly In the United Stales
court In the action brought by the
Butte nnd Boston Mining company
against the defendants for ontorlni ;
the Michael Diivttt loilo claim nnd ex
tracting thorofrom vnlunblo ere on
what Is known as the Knargltn vein.
Mr. Ilolnzo was lined $10.000 ! , wlillo
Frank and Trorlso won * lined $1,000
each , the lines to bo paid today , or
the defendants to bo taken to Helena
in ctiHtody of tlio United Stales mar-
Bhnl and eoiillnod until Iliev are paid.
Miners and Operators Fail to
Settle Wage Difficulty.
BIG COAL STRIKE IS IMMINENT
General Shut Down Appears to Be In-
evltablc Over Thirteen Thousand
Men Will Quit Work Joint Com-
mlttee Unable to Agree on Scale.
DCH MolncB , Mnrch 31. A commit
tee , composed of llvo minors and llvo
operntois , appointed by tlio joint sculo
committee , repotted to the joint con
ference that tlio scale committee can
not agree , also explaining tlio points
of dllfcicnce. Tlio Joint conference
Is deliberating on the report , head-
inr operntois say there cnn bo no
other nlternntlvo now than to whut
down tlio mines th.oiighout Iowa.
Until within a few days the only dif
ference between the miner and oper
ator was the question of wages In dis
tricts Nos. 1 and 4 , the minors con
tending for a higher scale than the
operators would agree to pay. Now
the miners demand a decrease In the
prlco of powder , nnd this has nerved
to further augment the difficulty.
The subcommittee appointed by th
miners to consider the strike situation
agreed to disagree. The present con
tract with the operators expires today ,
and with no other agreement a general
shut down Is Inevitable. There are
about 1,000.000'toiiB of coal In storage ,
whllo the railroads have a consider
able supply. The miners have from
$70.000 to $80,000 in their stril.o fund
nnd enough to last about six weeks.
Thirteen thousand , flvo hundred min
ers will go out.
SOUTH DAKOTA IS F ° R HEARST
Democratic Convention at Sioux Falls
Indorses Hla Candidacy.
Sioux Falls , S. D. . March 31. Tlio
Democratic state convention did not
complete its work until a late hour
jt night. The report of tlio com
mittee on resolutions , which was
unanimously adopted , rcnnirms tlio
principles of democracy "as enunciat
ed by Jcfforson , Jackson and Bryan"
and Instructs the delegates to the St.
Louis convention to support William
Randolph Hearst , "first , last and all
the time for the presidential nomina
tion. " The resolutions declare that
Hearst will never compromise with
trusts , and term him the champion of
Ono of the features of the session
was an address by former United
States Senator Richard F. Pettlgrow ,
who stated , among ether things , that
this , ho believed , was the first tlmo ho
had over addressed a Democratic con
vention , but that his cntlro sympathy
was with the Democratic cause.
The principal contest of the conven
tion was over the election of a mem
ber of the Democratic committee. B.
J. Johnson , the present chairman of
the Democratic state committee , who
was supported by the adherents of
Hearst , was elected to the position.
Plttsburg Carmen Win.
Plttsburg , March 31. At a general
meeting of the street car employes of
the Plttsburg railway companies the
report of the conference committee
was read and adopted. The employes
get practically what they have been
contending for. The companies prom
ised to reinstate five discharged men ,
take back eight suspended men and
will pay to the union $150 , which will
be distributed to the men discharged.
The strike , which has been threatened
for several months , Is averted by this
Negroes to Nominate Candidate.
East St. Louis , 111. , March 31. W. T.
Scott , a negro , has announced that
preparations have been completed for
a national convention for the nomlnti
tlon of a negro candidate lor presl
dent. The convention will bo held In
St. Louis , July G , the date sot for the
national Democratic convention. The
name of the now party Is "tbo
tlonnl Civil Liberal party. "
Burton Case StTfTPending.
St. Louis , March 31. No action won
taken In the United States district
court In the case of United States
Senator J. R. Burton of Kansas , con
vlctcd of having received payment for
protecting the Interests of the Rlalto
Drain and Securities company in the
New Law Goes Into Effect in
END OF CONVICT LEASE LAW.
Public Will Hereafter Use the Con
victs on State Work. Common
wealth Will Add $250,000 n Year
to the School Fund by Change.
Atlanta , ( la. , March III. The now
Hlntn law which bueoinen operative
tomorrow will murk the beginning
of the end of ( leorghi'n convict leant )
HyHtoni , the pernicious nlTcclii of
which uni generally roeoKiil/od. Un
der the now law ntm-thlrd of ( ho fel
ony convlclti of the Hlnto will bo tak
en from ( ho employment of prlvalo
porHomi and placed upon Urn public
roadii In the coiitillcH which have
made application for convict labor
for thlH pnrpoHO.
Under dm now law Iho Klulo In to
rolnln mtporvlHloti over Iho prltioiiont
Including IhoHO hired ( o private pur-
tlcH. Though the number to ho hired
to prlvalo ptirtlcH In reduced one-
third by the now law Iho revenues
of the iitato from this Hotireo will bo
cottHldoruhly lncroanod owing lo the
rnlHo In the price of the convict luhor
following the docroiiHo In the mipply.
Under the now contracts the Htato
will reeelvo a total of $33KI1I ! for the
labor of 1,500 cotivlclH , an ngliiHt
$2 ( > . ! , ( ) ( ) ( ) per annum for moro than
2,100. The oxpciiHOH of Iho Hyiitom
will ho greatly reduced nlm > , bocaiiHo
of the mimller number of canipH ,
and It In estimated that the not re
sult to the state will bo $250,000 for
the Hchool fund.
On the Pugilistic Calender.
Anaconda , Mont. , March III. Much
Interest Is manifested In sporting
circles In the light between "Spldor"
Welch and Ixuils Long , who recently
received a decision over Aurolla Hor-
rera , which Is Hinted to come off to *
night under Iho aiiHplcos of n local
club. The two have mot twlco before -
fore and each has n victory to Ma
Wichita , Kan. , March 31. The so
cialists of Kansas assembled In con
vention lioro today with delegates
present from many parts of the stato.
The convention will nominate a full
Htato ticket anil perfect plans for
an active campaign.
PCSTOfFICE BILL IN SENATE
Gorman Criticises Haste In Pushing
Washington , Miiich 31. The sennto
begun coiiHldorati n of the postolllco
appropriation bill and It was the sig
nal for a revival of the Democratic
leinand for an InvcHtlgutlon Into the
charges of corruption In the poKtoIllco
department. The dcbutu was onuimed
In by Gorman , who spoke for almost
two hours In criticism of the course
of the Republican party In the senate
In refusing an Inquiry and at the same
tlmo charging the postolllco commit
tee with undue haste in reporting the
bill , as ho did the Republican party
with a deslro to adjourn congress at
an exceptionally early date In order
to meet the wishes of the president.
Clay contended that thorn should bo a
congressional Inquiry , saying that the
charges against Mr. Heath , ex-first as
sistant postmaster general , were such
as to demand Investigation. Penroso
nnd Lodga spoke for the Republican
side of the chamber , defending the
committee on postolHcos against the
charge of haste and also the adminis
tration. Ledge contended that con
gress could not make an Inquiry that
would bo as thorough as that already
made in the postofllco department. Ho
charged the Democratic attack lo a de-
slro to find a political Issue. Scott
quoted District Attorney Beach nnd
Assistant Attorney General Robb as
saying there was not sufficient evi
dence upon which to Indict Heath.
Washington , March 31. Substantial
progress was made by the house in
the consideration of the sundry civil
bill , flftyono pages being disposed of ,
leaving only twenty-one to bo read.
No amendments of general Importance
were made. Bartlett ( Ga. ) briefly re
plied to the statement of Glllctt
( Mass. ) on the negro question. Ho
said that tbo Massachusetts member
had lectured the south for disregard
of violations of the law , whereas in
the city of Marlon. Mass. , persons who
had tarred and feathered a man nrv.
woman had been acquitted nnd were
paraded through the streets as heroes.
Ho believed the people of the south
are entitled to work out the negro
problem "as God shall will It. " Crunv
packer ( Ind ) declared that 3,000 per
sons have boon mobbed and put to
death In the last twenty-flvo years In
the United States.
Novel Accident Kills Two.
Burnsldo. Ky. , March 31. As a fast
express train on the Queen nnd Cres
cent railway was rounding n curve
near Tatcvllle , It struck a cow. knock
ing the animal against Norton Mor
gan nnd his fourteen-year-old son , Os
car , both of whom were killed.
THE CONDITIflNJjFJTHE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-Four Hour *
Ending at 8 O'clock this Morning.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Conditions of tbo weather tui re
corded for the 21 hoitrii midlng at 8
i , in. today.
Avormo ; 42
Total precipitation for month. . .311
Chicago , March 31. The bulletin In-
miod by the Chicago Htatlon of the
United Staten weather bureau thlu
iiornlni ; , i ; I veil ( ho forecast for No-
iriuika an follown :
Kiilr I'YIday. ' poiiHlbly preceded by
dioworH KoutheaHt portion tonlghL
' ( Miler ( oiilKht.
Jewish Easier Begins at Sun
down This Evening1.
SERVICES IN THE SYNAGOGUES
nltlal Services Hold In the Homed
of the Wor&hlppcra Method of
Observance Vnrlcs According to
the Beliefs of Congregations.
Now York , March 31. Sundown
bin ovonlng marltii the beginning of
ho Feast of the Pumiovor. It. Is the
lowlbh KaHtor , according to the IIo-
irow Chronology , and IH observed by
ill branches of the faith , the ro-
'ormed iiecllon abbreviating the HOO-
ion of unleavened broad to seven
Jnyii and being lens strict an to the
'iilllllmenl of the ancient traditions.
The Initial services of the fount nro
n the homos of the worshlpponi , nf-
er n season In the synagogue. Ser
vices are bold In the Hynagogucs the
I rat two and the hint two dayii of the
'east. The method varies according'
o the beliefs of each congregation.
The unleavened broad Is made of
[ lour and water and usually In the
'onn of thin wafcrH. It was the old
MiHtom In Jerusalem to bake the
natzoth In the sun. There Is no
rule aH to moats or vegetables , but
milling of liquors , miTO wlno , IB per
WASHES CARS FROM JRACKv.
rV f <
Fbod In Missouri Causes Train Crew
to Swim for Life.
Piedmont , Mo. , March 31. Tbo
Black river bus steadily rlson durliiR
tlio past week , until It has reached
twenty-two feet , which IB flvo feet
hlrlier than any previous record. The
country Is Inundated tor miles ; farm
houses have been floated from their
foundations ; thouminds of foot of lum
ber have been dostioyod by the largo
( irons of forests devastated , and , ox-
copl by wlro. this town IK completely
Isolated. It Is roportoil that Rodney
Mnlloy and h's ' wlfo and .lames Man-
can , his hired man. living four miles
from hero , have been drownod. Tlio
Mnlloy home has been washed away.
A wave Blx feet high struck a
freight train near Ixiopor. tnrow the
train and ontjlno from the track and
alpiOHt drowned the crew before they
could swim to safety. The vlllngo of
Mill Spring Is flooded. Many of the
Inhabitants nro living on their house
tops and others succeeded In escap
ing to the hills.
Flood Loss Is Greater.
Indianapolis , Mnrch 31. The breakIng -
Ing of the great Belgrade levee on the
Illinois side of the Wabash river ,
across from Vincennes , has greatly
Increased the dangtir In Lawrence
county , Illinois , at the ecme tlmo re
lieving somewhat the Hood situation
around Vlncunnes. The Big Four rail
road has called for volunteers to aid
In fighting the waters , which threaten ,
to sweep away miles of their track.
Hnzolton , which has been Isolated
since Monday , Is now almost complete-
. / Inundated. Another name has been
added to the list of fatalities by the
death of Mrs. Smella Wright of this
city. Whlto river is rising at the rate of
almost an Inch an hour , because of the
pressure of backwater from the
swollen Wabash and has Inundated
hundreds of acres of farm land In
Knox , Plko and Gibson counties. The
fanners are putting horses and cattle
into hay lofts.
Indiana Dam Breaks.
Vincennes , Ind. , March 31. The
great Belgrade levee broke , causing
the worst damage resulting from any
single break. Many houses were
washed from their foundations and
much live slock has been drowned.
The break increased the water at
Westport , where the flood Is now In ,
the second story of every house. The
town has been abandoned. Two-thirds
of I awrenco county is under water ,
In many places twenty feet deep.
Great Western Would Grow ,
lacrosse. Wls. , March 31. Local
railroad ofllclals state that the Great
Western railroad Is negotiating for
the purchase of the Green Bay road ,
which would give the former road a
line to the great lakes through Wis
consin from Wlnona , Minn. President
Stlckney of the Great Western is
scheduled to niako a trip over the
Grr * w Bay line tomorrow.
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