Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 14, 1893, Image 1

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Inquisitive Attorneys Will Not Bo Allowed
to Examine the Bank's ' Books.
Indictment on Which Ho U Uriel Sulcl toIle
Ilo Wortlilrns Homo rurtlnunt ( .juotluiiB
Candidates for tlui Supreme
Court Coinml lon.
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 13. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Una ] Attorney L. C. Burr of
this city , who represents so many of the
creditors of the defunct Capital National
bank , received word from Washington to
night , through Receiver McFiirland , that ho
would not bo permitted to mnko use of the
books of the broken institution In making
uphlscaso against Moslier. Mr. Burr is
considerably exercised over the manner in
which everybody who has had any iwsslblo
connection with the case has sought to
shield Moshcr slnco his enormous pecula
tions were uncovered. The United States
district attorney , the bank examiner , the re
ceiver and the authorities at Washington all
seem to have formed a combination to lire-
vent any of Moshcr's victims from having
access either to Moshcr or to the records in
the case.
Somn Sit-iilllciint Kurts.
It is a sitrnillcant fact that the Indictment
under which Moslier is now held under
arrest is not worth the paper it is written
on and could bo demurred out of court by
any lawyer of ordinary ability. It is
claimed that the defects In the Indictment
are so apparent that they cannot escape
notice , and It Is broadly asserted that these
very defects were placed there with a de
liberate design. The real indictment is a
lengthy document covering sovcnty-ono
closely written pages. Upon this indictment
Moshor has never been arrested. It has
never been filed in court and the miestion
very naturally arises why is It kept so care
fully In the dark ? This is the question to
which an answer is so earnestly desired by
Boveral hundred thousand people throughout
the length and breadth of the state at this
time , but the answer is not forthcoming.
Candidates lor tint CoiiimUidoii ,
The various candidates for appointment on
the supreme court commission will submit
their Indorsements tomorrow morning. The
candidates who now occupy the Hold are as
follows : Hepublieans Hon. C. H. Marploof
Omaha , Hon. E. F. Warren of Nebraska
City. Hon. , J. G. Hyan of Lincoln , Hon.
Amasa Cobbof Lincoln , Hon. R M. Bartlett
of Omaha , Hon. F. G. Hamer of Kearney ,
Hon. J. T. Hays of Norfolk , Hon. W. II.
Field of Lincoln ; democrats Hon. E. Wake-
ley of Omaha , Hon. W. H. Munger of Fre
mont , Hon. F. S. Martin of Falls City , Hon.
J. II , Broady of LincolnIndependents ; Hon.
J. M. Hagan of Hastings , Hon. William
Leeso of Lincoln , Hon. J. W. Edgcrton of
South Omaha.
Omaha is rcpresntcd by a goodly array of
legal talent pulling for the statute revision
bill as representatives of the Douglas county
bar and incidentally working in the interest
of the candidacy of lion. C. H. Marplo as a
probable member of the supreme court com
mission. Among them are Messrs. Mciklo ,
Hansom , Gurley , Heed , Churchill and Web
ster , 'fy
The governor's veto of the Judiciary bill
was submitted ji'st at the time that the
house was talcing a vote on the question of
submitting a constitutional amendment to
do away with the vote power. The vote had
just been taken on roll call and the clerks
were footing the result. When the message
was read it was greeted with applause and
the very members who had been crowding
the amendment turned at once and voted to
sustain the vote , us the ground on which it
was based was the very ono on which they
had Just been arguing , that is , public
economy. '
I'rninlsr * to Ito Pleimunt.
A lively session is booked for tomorrow
evening , when the house holds a special run-
together to consider the report of the peni
tentiary investigating committee. The ecu-
aured parties are working hard , personally
and through their friends , to prevent the
adoption of the report. They held several
consultations today and are considerably ex
ercised over the situation.
The special investigating committee that
unearthed the steals nt the Lincoln asylum
lias now turned its attention to the Asylum
f ( , the Incurable Insane at Hastings , and
J ftfor that place this morning. It is Inti
mated that the state of affairs there is oven
worse thai ) ' 'at the institution hero. Inas
much as th" work of the committee will bo
brought to a close by the slue dlo adjourn
ini'iiv Of the legislature , the search will bo
vigorously prosecuted whllo opportunity af
It Is given out tonight that impeachment
proceedings , vlll bo instituted against the
stito oflli-'rs who were found by the Investi
gating committee to bo guilty of malfeasance
in ofllco.
Church Howe has boon a very sick man.
Ho has a severe attack of la grippe and was
.threatened with pneumonia , but is better to
Democratic Orumi ( irlnders Do Not Propose
to Ilo Sliut Out from the Spoils.
LINCOLN , Nob. , March 13. [ Special Tele
pram to THE BCE. ] The Democratic State
Kd'torial ' association hold a very animated
session at the Windsor hotel in this city this
evening , about forty memlers being present.
The primary object of the gathering was to
take some action to further the Interests of '
i\io \ editorial brethren who are seeking fed
eral positions at the hand ? of the newly in
stalled president. The announcement that .
Cleveland wuild not appoint democratic ed .tI
itors to federal Ia
positions was stamped as a
fake , but it was unanimously agreed that if
the report turned out to ho true the demo-
cratlo party would receive Its death blow.
The action of the democratic mninburs of
the legislature In voting for a ixipullst
Unlit-it States senator also came up for some
discussion. Ono or two members of the as
socmtlon were Inclined to register an em
ptiatlo protest against the action , but a
piatemcnt from Hcprescntatlvo Casper , who
was present , calmed their perturbed spirits.
The following resolutions were adopted :
Whereas. The Associated press dUpntchos
of this dnlo L'Uo out what purports to bo tin
utterance of Mr. HUsell , postmaster general ,
regarding the appointment of editors to fed
eral positions bc-caiuo throiiKh such appoint
. ' '
ments l.'k'veliuid't , '
preacreiii-or sull'ered on ac
count of the charge that ho stiKUIUed the
\Yherofis. This association one-lions tlio
Until fulness of such purported utterance
u rid
Whereas , The publisher * of democratic
iiuni > papi'iN Imve performed u hibor of love
for jrvnrt- , iimllthout liouv of rnwunl have
lulKired for denick'ialic1 asreudeiu'y ; iird
\\herciis. \ Tin * seal bus ht > i > n n-ai-hi-d and
jiiiiny wlitois arc. candidate * for poMmustor-
Mi'tm uml .itl-or frtlciitl
pialUou * ; then-fore , . That this association docs recom
mend lht > appointment of siu-h applicants
fwmnimiiiiMliv ranks of the faithful editors
of Ihi-hUte. bollcvlnK ihiiuhey will faithfully
uiu well perform tlu duties of Mich positions
end In u manner thut will not Interfere with
their untie * Ji editors , or fchow tile Justice of the
charge of n subsidised press , but further , tluit
Unit the emoluments derived from nny up-
polntlvu otllce will tend to Htretutlien and Improve -
provo the paper and will conscuuuntly bunt-fit
the democratic party.
ItcMilvod , That wo favor thn election of
United SJtatcs.senator * by direct vote of the
llesolved , That this association approves of
and heartily endorsed the action of I'omjtusH-
man W. J. llryan In onpiHlng the Issuing of
bonds for the purnhsu of K M.
IU. ' olVfd. That this association approves of
and heartily endorses the notion of thndnnm-
eiatlc iiii'iiibers of llin legislature who voted
for \V. V. Allen forl'iilted Slates senator
lt-olvcd. That we IHIovc that
duiiKVials who liuvo held olllce
under ( . 'lorrlaml'x former administration
should not lie barred fiom appointment under
tin' present administration !
Kesnlveil1'liat wo npprnvo the actions of
the legislature In InvestImtlnv the public In
stitutions and we favor the appointment , of a
e iminlttee by Iho legislature to take charge of
the prosecution of OKI tldovcs.
Itesolved , Tlmt this association does earn *
estly leeomtiiend that ,1. I ) . Calhoun lie ap
pointed postmaster of thu city of Lincoln as n
reward for his loim and faithful .sorvlce.s to
tin1 ( li'iiincrui'v of Nebraska.
Uesolvcil , That wourn opposed to the Issu-
Ina of passes to delegates Instate convention.- ! .
Itesolved , That the democratic editors of
Nebraska most ln-artlly approve of the course
of President Cleveland In the selection of ono
of our cltl/ens , lion. J. Sterling Morton , as secretary -
rotary of agriculture.
Kesolved , That a copy of this resolution bo
forwarded to thu president and to lion. J.
Hturllng Morton.
Ccdnr ItnplilH Cltlzi'114VII1 MM lie the Saloon
n raying Institution.
Cniuit ItAi'iiH , la. , March 1. ) . [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Hen. ] W. I' . Daniels , who
was elected mayor of this city by the demo
crats , in his inaugural address this afternoon
said , among other things , that it was his in-
ten lion to compel the saloons to contribute
their proper proportion to the expenses of
the city government and that disorderly
nlaccs and dens of all kinds would bo clo.sjd
and kept closed. Ho also s-ild that the people
ple had recently indicated that they did not a repetition of the enforcement farce
of a few years ago by which costs ruuniiiK
into the thousands were piled up for the tax
payers while the number of convictions and
tlio amount of costs collected were ridicu
lously small. It is stated that during six
months of the enforcement era SoX ! ( ) in costs
were made for constable fees alone in cases
which were dismissed without coming to
Pol- ! City Alilnzo.
DES MOISES , la. , March 13. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Fire has been raging all
evening at Polic City , fifteen miles north of
hero , and at midnight is still spreading. The
Chicago & Northwestern depot , an elevator
and much other property has been destroyed.
A special train from this city took DCS
Molncs firemen to their 'assistance' 10
o'clock and another train has just gone.
Further particulars are not obtainable.
Culled to ISVImiHku.
LEMAUS , la. , March 13. [ Special Telegram
to TIIE BEE. ] Hov. D. U' . Funs of this place
has accepted a call from the Presbyterian
church at York , Neb. , and will assume the
duties of that charge the first Sunday in
April. Hov. Mr. Fans has been the pastor of
thu Presbyterian church at Le.nars for the
past seven aril one-half j ears and has built
up a strong church.
I'iru at Crt'ston.
CitusTON , la. . March III. [ Spsclal Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] A Jlro broke out in a
row of wooden buildlrgs at 5 o'clock this
ovonlng. The department's prompt action
saved a disastrous conflagration. The loss
by fire and water is about &JU30.
Victim ol u Mad Day ,
OsKAi.oojiA , la. , March 13. Albert Law-
rcnco , who was bitten by a mad dog Decem
ber 20 , died today aftnr a week of suffering.
IJtlO Ol' TR.lUKlllKS ,
Murder , Sulrlilo mid Accident Xnku Oil' I'i'ople.
NASHVIM.E , Tcnn. , March 13. As a result of
a feud of long standing between the Winters
and Jones families Thomas Jones this after
noon shot and perhaps fatally wounded An
drew Winters. It occurred in the court
house. Old man Jones had been killed some
days ago and .loo and Andrew Winters were
charged with the murder. The prisoners'
attorney today secured a continuation of
their case , and just as the prisoners were
leaving the court room Jones mot Winters
and fired. James Bindurant , a bystander ,
received ono of the shots and was seriously ,
but not dangerously , wounded. Jones has
been arrested and considerable excitement
DCI.LVIM.C , Tox. , March li. ! Otto Sanders ,
on returning from workiinissing his wife and
two children instituted a search and found
them in a well on the premises. Thochildrcn
were dead , and their mother , who had <
thrown them Into the well and then Jumped
in herself , will dio. No cause for the act Is
DALLAS , Tex. , March 13. A News special
from Forney Hays : Last night whllo Miss
Jo Ella Boler and Wilson Moore were roturn- '
lug from church , walking on the railroad I
track , they were caught on a trestle by a !
train. They started to Jump. Miss Boler's
foot caught between the ties and she was
horribly manglci1. Her mother Is prostrated
with grief.
father Truney SIIJH He Will Sun lllslmp
O'l'arrell ami Mgr. Satnlll.
SWEDENsnoiio , N. J. , March 13. Turbulent
and exciting scenes occurred In this little
town yesterday and at one tlmo there was
every indication of a serious conflict bo-
tween the the followers of Father William
Treacy and those who obeyed the command of
the church. Some fifty members of St.
Joseph's , parish who elected to cast their lot
with the disgraced priest were dramatically
oxco.nmunlcated by Father Leahy. The
belligerent priest urged his followers to stay
by him , promising to accept responsibility
for their acts. His whole address breathed
defiance to Mgr. Satolliand Bishop O'Farrell.
Ho read Satolll's letter to the bishop in
which is pronounced the excommunication
of the priest and hisfollowers. . Father
Treacy counseled his followers to await a
reply to his appeal to Home. Father Loahy
wes rolusud permission to go through t ho
church by the law officer In charge. Father
Treacy says ho will sue Bishop O'Farrell
and Mgr. Satolll for ? .V,000. )
Denlli Itoll.
Dmr.oiT , Mich. , March 13. Colonel Arthur
Hunkin , whoso son , McICeo Hankin , the
well known actor , retired from the stage
some time ago to manage his father's prop
erty , died in Windsor , Out. , this morning.
Fors ovcral years Colonel Hankiii has been a
conspicuous tlguro in Canadian political.
military and social life. The deceased
leaves considerable property to ins two sons ,
McICeo and George. Tlio latter is u play
wright of some note.
At-ui'iiY PAKK , N. J. , March 13. Henry
Kerne 11 , the famous Irish comedian , died in
Bloomtngdalo insane asylum at 5 o'clock
this afternoon of paresis. Ho first mani
fested signs of insanity last October. Mr.
ICcrnell was in his 4'ith year , and leaves u
\\ldowand two sons. His wife Is better
known in theatrical circles us "Queenio Vas-
sar. "
Complimented Seimtnr
WASHINGTON , 1) . C. , March 13. Ex-Sen
ator W. L. D.iwes , whose continuous service
of thirty-six years as representative of the
statii of Massachusetts cndexl March 4 by
his voluntary retirement , was complimented
by his associates by n dinner tonight-at the
Arlington , It was tendered him by the
members of the senate , irrespective of party.
Cat tlo Drill or Some .Sl > ( < .
CIIRTEXSEVyo. . , March 13. The Hillside
Land and Cnttlo company of this city today
consummated n snlo of Its much and cattle
to Lessor Franklin of Chicago for$115UX ) .
This Is the largest ranch sale that has been
made in Wyoming for nearly ten years.
Public Intjrest and Excitement in Paris
Ovar t'jo Pauinn Oaml Trials.
M. ICuurRsoH , I.ilo Minister of .lustier ,
Denounce * tliii TVuMinony of Mine.
Cottu KtrltlUK IH'lliiRili ! * In llui
Court lloom Other Witnesses.
PAIUS , March 13. Angry crowds gathered
around tliu court where the Panama trial is
In progress this morning , reminding 0110
of tlio days of tlio commune.
When the court opened tlio judge
issued n summons for Bourgeois , late
mnlstcr of Justice. A number of deputies
of various shades of political opinion testi
fied to the accuracy of the statement that
Yves-Cuyot was the source of the report
that Constans had communicated to Prcsl-
dent Carnet in council at the Elysco a list of
the deputies Implicated in the Patmmii
M. Goliard testified that ho know the sec
retary of Henri Cottu , and it was nt the
Instance of the secretary that ho saw Police
CommlssaryNichols with the view of effecting
an arrangement between thu government
and the Panama directors. This interview
led j . to the discussions which took place be
tween Mme. Cottu anil M. Somoury , chief of
the detective department. The witness said
that bo acted entirely on his own responsi
bility in bringing about the Interviews.
M. llourceols Taken tie ! Stand.
M. Bourgeois , late minister of justice , next
took the stand amid murmurs of excitement
on the part of the audience. M. Bourgeois
spoke with firmness and energy , and showed
a disposition not to believe anything that
could explain his position toward the Panama
canal case and the defendants. He es
pecially repudiated all the insinuations
contained in the evidence of Mme.
Cottu. Ho denied having authorized
anybody to net in bis behalf. Ho
said that he had only permitted Mine. Cottu
to see her husband from motives of human
ity. "I never heard anything , ' ' exclaimed
M. Bourgeois , "of the interviews between
Mine. Cotlu and M. Soinpury until the state
ments were made in court. The insinua
tions , " cried M Bourgeois earnestly , "are
simply Infamous falsehoods. I never gave
au order calculated to induce the officers of
justice to shirk their duty or to do anything
contrary to the law. "
Judge DCS Jardincs Mme. Cottu does not
say anything against you.
M. Bourgeois I read the report of the
trial , and therefore I am here to deny the in
The Judge The report was-pcrhaps inac
The Advocate General If the personal
character of M. Bourgeois had uecn called in
question without my being able to defend It ,
I , who. perhaps , owe my placi ) hero to him ,
should not have hesitated to resign. " [ Pro
longed murmurs of approval greeted this
avowal of loyalty , and were j-ormall.v checked
by the presiding Judge. ]
M. Bourgeois then resumed : "I do not
know what this now maneuver moans. I
do not even wisli to know , but I feel it may
prejudice the disclosure of the truth and
give rise to the idea that Justice is not free.
In leading my ofllco to protest , I wished to
say that I would not allow Iho accused to
become accusers nor the minister of Justice
himself to bccomo accused. " These words ,
uttered with firmness and dignity , caused a
manifest sensation In court. *
M. Hurboitx WantH Information.
M. Barboux rising , said : "I do not forget
that M. Bourgeois was only yesterday the
minister of justice , and I ask him respect
fully to say what maneuvers ho alludes to. "
M. Bourgeois ( sternly ) I do not know ,
but I am conscious of them.
M. Barhoux Nobody hero doubts the sin
cerity of Mme. Cottu's evidence.
Charles do Lesseps hero arose and in
tones that rang through the court room , ut
tered : "M. Bourgeois attacked me a little
while atro well , monsieur , hero I am face to
faeo with you. What have you to say tome
mo ? " Do I.esseps folded his arms and
looked defiantly at Bourgeois , while a violent
lent uproar among the audience greeted this
sudden ebulition on the part of the leading
defendant , whoso conduct up to this time
had been at least within the rules of orderly
Judge dcs Jardincs Indignantly spoke up :
" 1 cannot , " ho said , "allow these dialogues.
The law must bo recognized by all. " Tlio
j audience calmed down and M. Bourgeois
proceeded to reply in deliberate language to
M. Barboux.
"I have not the time , " ho said , "to discuss
the truth of what M. Barboux chooses to say ,
but I affirm , in portion , the evidence in which
I was called In question. M. Somoury was
not aware of the facts. His statement did
not dispose of the charges against me. Thore-
fore I am hero to rebut them. The whole
f affair is the result of a maneuver , tlio
authors of which 1 do not know. "
Mmo. Cottu Ueenllctl.
Mmo. Cottu was then recalled and declared
that Goliard had told her he would see M.
Bourgeois in regard to her ,
M. Goliard followed Mme. Cottu on the
stand and confirmed her statement to the
effect that ho had told her ho would sco M.
Bourgeois , but ho added : " .Nobody author
ized me to say so. "
M. Bourgeois arose and exclaimed : "If any
ono knows that I acted contrary to the dic
tates of honor , let him speau. "
At these words the uproar in the audience
was renewed , many taking part with Bour
geois and others with his accusers.
When the hearing was . resumed M.
Solnoury was recalled , ilo made a long
statement to the effect that neither M.
Bourgeois nor any other minister was in any
way responsible for his interview with Mmo.
Cottu. Ho himself had originated the idea
of a conference with her and had arranged
the meeting without communicating with
his superiors. For professional reasons ho
had deemed it best to keep the matter
secret. Ho believed that ho was only doing
his duty in trying to get at the center of the
scandal. The charges that ho had threat
ened Mme. Cottu , or had promised her any
favor In return for Information which she
might give him , were utterly false.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ *
ixcmn : I-KINOU : I > KI > UTIIS. :
. Mine. Cottu'n Testimony the .Sulijoct of 11
Lively Debate.
PATHS , March 13. An hour before the
opening of the Chamber of Deputies today
an excited crowd had gathered at the Palais
Bourbon. When proceedings began the
stranger's galleries were full and hardly a
place on the floor of the house was vacant. .
The business in hand was speedily fin
ished and Armand Dospres , republican ,
made the interpellation , of which ho had
already given notice , concerning the govern
ment's knowledge of Solnoury's interview
with Mme. Cottu. The testimony given by
Mine. Cottu , ho said , had shaken the whole
republican party , it indicated that things
had been concealed which should not have
happened , or if tliev had happened , should
have been brought to litrht at once by those
in power. The enemies of the republican
party had found In Mme. Cottu's testimony
an excuse for accusing the government of
smothering the investigation of the Panama
scandal , when possible , and when not possi
ble , of utilizing it for political purposes ,
The necessity of a frank statement was
apparent to all. Had or had not the gov.
ornment Instructed M. Solnoury as to his
course with Mmo. Cottu I
M , CitvalKima < ! li eretl.
Cavalgnac , republican , was received with
cheers as ho entered the speaker's trlbuuo.
Ho deflnpd briefly the peculiar position Into
which the government had buen brought by
Mmo. Cottu'a testimony and exhorted the
ministers , as they valued the prosperity of
the republic , to speak b'ut fearlessly the
whole truth. If thpjehargcs made by Mme.
Cottu wore true , ] no said , the sooner the
truth was told the better , for the possibility
of such thlnu's as these related on Saturday
In the court of assizes would betray a state
of affairs too abominable to bo endured.
When M. Bourgpoli , ex-minister of Justice ,
walked to the spcakoVs tribune the hush of
expectancy was nliuost painful. Ho began
huskily , but quickly clearing his throat ,
shouted : "Those charges are absolutely
falso. I have been before the court and
have answered everything. I now have the
right to hold up my head. There Is nobody
to gainsay it. "
After the npplaiuo and cheers subsided ,
M. Hlbot said that M. Bounrcots had vindi
cated his own honor. Ho himself would
now vindicate the honor of the govern-
ncnt. The story told by Mme. Cottu , he
said , was false : was distorted. M. Lotibet
had told the premier thut M. Solnoury had
) Dcn requested by an Intermediary to
grant an interview to Mmo. Cottu.
M. Soinoury had understood that
Mme. Cottu wished merely to ask that
she might be allowed to sco her husband.
fjiubet had authorized M. Solnoury to re
ceive her , supposing she had no other busi
ness In view than arranging to visit M.
Jottu. Heccntly Mme. Cottu had requested
that she bo allowed to have an Interview
with the prefect of imlice. Was this an
other subterfuge ? Did tjiisvoman wish to
lay a trap for the prefect also ?
Protests from IIontiiiilHts. |
A storm of protestations ofshame" and
' falsehood" from the Boulaugists and royal
ists rendered Inaudible the premier's next
words , The Boulaugist deputy , Mlllevoye ,
shaking his list at M. Hlbot shouted. "Is
that French honor ? I refuse to listen to
such calumnies against a woman. Your lan
guage Is a disgrace to the French tribune.
Shame ! yourself. "
Several other Boulaugists also rose and
pointing at the premier called upon him to
take back his words. '
M. Hlbot waited patiently until the 'ills-
order passed and then saiti ho felt satisfied
that the government had been remiss m no
duty. Perhaps if the irovernment hud not
) ent itself to so many compromises It now
would not have sp many enemies. It
had devoted itsplf earnestly and
honestly to the best Interests
of the republic , which was now being as
sailed. The republican institutions in
Franco and the men 'who ' would not see the
disruption of the great state which had been
twenty years In maturing ought to rally in
all loyalty in the ministers' support.
Launuy and C.ivaiijniie followed , and de
clared that the government had shown
weakness in dealing witji the frauds and it
apparently had no desire to throw light on
the Panama scandal.
Do Boissuriu said that Mmo. Cottu's
statement was undoubtedly part of a plot
against the government.
Hivot. a republican , thereupon moved that
the Chamber in the Determination to let
justice take its course and bring the truth
to light , approve the declaration of the min
istry. This motion was accepted by M.
Loubot and was passed' by a vote of 297 to
Revolution lit Honduras r.inhlo to Ilccome n
Serious AlHilr.
ICopyrlfjMfcl lSllt\i \ Jilirid Gimlnn Hcniiztt. ]
PANAMA , Colombia , ( Via Galveston , Tox. ) ,
March 13. [ By Mex'iiari Cable to the New
York Herald gpecial to Tns BEE. ] Poll-
carpi Bonilla's course appears to bo the win
ning one in Honduras' , bflt tlio present indi
cations more than coi.flrm the statement
cabled the' Herald a wouk'ago , that nearly
the whole of Central America will bo in
volved before the struggle is cndco.
I have just received a dispatch from.the
Herald correspondent in Tegucigalpa which
says that General Torvencia Sierra , chief of
Bonilla's army , has won a great victory. At
the head of the forces sent against General
Vcsquez , commander of the government
troops , General Sierra attacked the advance
line j ] of the enemy's army. General Vas-
quoi's force was driven back after a desper
ate flght , mid Sierra's victorious troops
pressed on toward Comayagua , from which
point General Vasquez is conducting his
The Herald's correspondent says that the
slcgo of Comayagua has already begun.
Meanwhile Gcnsral Bonilla has established
the headquarters of the revolutionary gov
ernment at Amopola. ,
It is reported that President Ezota of San
Salvador has sent arms 'and reinforcements
from that republic to aid General Vasquez ,
while a strong force of Nicaraguan troops is
stationed along the Honduras frontier , ap
parently about to march to the assistance of
General Bonilla. This leaves little room for
doubt that the whole "of Central America
will become involved in war.
Critical In Venezuela.
In Venezuela the situation is extremely
critical. The congressional elections which
have 1 been held are very unsatisfactory to
Pietri's candidacy for the short term despite
the assistance given his supporters by the
Guzmancistas. ( Just before the election the
Crespitos ( and adherents of the Gado party
forced an Investigation of Piotrl's adminis
tration I of the treasury.
The result disclosed unlimited Jobbery and
corruption running up into the millions. As
.1 result of the discoveries Pietri , Colinn ,
Hodriguez , Alvarez and Anuralo were forced
out of the cabinet. '
A now cabinet has been formed with
Vellutliil as premier ; Guena , war.iUnda ; ,
finance ; Barrios , education ; Aveledo , agri
culture ; Valcnilla , governor of the fcueral
district. Of the old cabinet Pedro Is min
ister of foreign affairs , Mclnoz Tebar , public
works ; Baptlsta , posts and telegraphs.
Indications now are that Guana wl'.l bo the
candidate of the Gado party and the official
parties for president for the short term. Ho
will bo opiKxsed by Hojus Paul , conservative ,
Guzuuincistaand Colina , liberals.
The elections for congress were mockeries.
In many districts there was bloodshed. In
surrectionary sentiment prevails and an
archy is about ready to bo proclaimed.
Von Cliprlvl In Determined.
BEIILIN , March 13. Dfispito the radical re
quest for his resignation , Von Caprlvi ap
pears determined to fight on until the last.
It is understood that even should the com
mltteo again reject the army bill on Tliurs
day ho will take no decisive steps , but
calmly wait until the measure is sub
mitted to the full house , when ho
hopes the decision 'will bo reversed.
The kaiser bus had a prolonged
conference with Caprivi , and other of his
generals recently , and bos reiterated his de
termination to carry the.bill through. With
a strong willed kaiser and u resolute opposl
tion a serious crisis seems inevitable.
The conservative premier , Anhalt , In
.opening the Diet declared that the financial
burdens consequent oft the commercial
treaties and the constant increase of the
military charges were becoming unbearable
and there must bo an amelioration.
Mr , ( ihiilatiirii ) In III.
LONDON , March 13. Mr. Gladstone's symp '
toms are those of influenza. Ills fever has
risen somewhat this evening , and ho suffers
from oppression of the lungs.
Mr. Gladstone dined with I ril Kimberlcy
on Saturday and left an overheated room at
midnight. There was frost , and Mr. Glad
stone was chilled through when ho left the
carriage. Mrs , Gladstone Is attending her
husband constantly , and refuses access to
the ministers and Mr. Gladstone's personal
fricjids , ;
Today Mr. Gladstone's appetite has been
fairly good , _
Will Indemnify the .Mlnlonurlon.
MAIIIIIII , March 13 , The marquis of
Armljo , minister of foreign affairs has ad
vised United States Minister Snowdon that
after consultation with colonial authorities ,
ho will see that the American missionaries
expelled from Pouapo are Indemnified.
Much Railroad Property Along the Missis
sippi Near Davenport Damaged.
Diamond .Ion Witrt-hoiinn Destroyed by thn
Klood Work of DrirthiK .Moun
tains of lee In Other
DAVBNPOHT , la. , March 13. There was a
general movement of the Ice Held In front of
the city during the night , hut the gorge a
mlle below was unbroken at noon. On the
Uoclc Island side of the river , from Seven
teenth to Eighteenth streets , blocks of ice
were piled up forty feet high. ' The Diamond
foe warehouse was crushed and the Buvllng-
on and Kock Island tracks on the river front
vero blockaded by Ice.
This afternoon the Ice went out without
lolug any further damage. The stage rose
to fourteen feet at the time the gorge broke
mil then began slowly subsiding. Tlio
iver is reported clear for twenty miles
IN NI\V : vomt STATK.
Serious Diimiign tit Itonilnut Sclioncotiidy
< H rrllowi'if *
KONDOUT , N. Y. , March 13. The Ice gorge
n Hondout creek below Kddyvillo gave way
ibout 3:30 : this afternoon and lot a tro-
nendous amount of water down the creek.
The boats In the rh'er are surrounded by
tightly wedgcil Ice , and It will bo tmuoss'iblo
: o roach them tonight. Many people oil the
joat had narrow escapes , but no loss of life
s reported. Many boats were badly ttum-
iged by the rush of water , and It Is thought
$100,000 loss will Do sustained. The insurance
is light.
SCIIEXECTAI > Y , N.Y. . March 13. Last night
; ho Ice in the Mohawk gorged against the
Fitchburg railroad bridge and Hooded that
part of the city occupied by Westlnghouso
mil the General Klectrie. The iitst lloors
of the Edison company , aggregating
'iglitccn ' acres , are under three feet of
water. Four thousand men are made idle
by the shutting down of these plants.
A mile east of the city the foundation of
the New York Central road has been washed
way , stopping all the travel between this
city and Albany on the main line. Passen
gers on the Central are sent around by way
of Troy. No trains are passing over tlio
Delaware & Hudson , and all the exhibits
which the Edison company were preparing
for the World's fair are practically de
stroyed. Tlio loss is estimated at over
AI.UANV , N. Y. , March 13. The freshet in
the Hudson river is the highest since 1883.
The lower part of the city is under water.
Hailroads and street cars are blocked.
Wilier In the Platte.
L.v PLATTE , Neb. , March 13. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] The reccit ; breaking up of the
Platte has caused the most rapid rise of that
stream that has occurred hero for years.
The swollen current is , carrying the slush
and ice along at a terrific speed. It Is a
very fortunate thing for the Burlington that
the Missouri Pacific bridge was bull * above
the rickety old structure used by the Q. or
it would now bo traveling down tlio Mis
A largo quantity of the timbers from
bridges that wore carried out further up the
Platte arc now passing and a largo gang is
kept constantly at work on cither bridge
keeping tlio ice and timbers from lodging
against the piers.
The names of the two men who were
drowned yesterday were Ed Burgess and
Andrew Botvid , instead of as reported. Both
were single men. Burgess was from Atchison -
son , Kan. Botvid's place of residence is not
known. These who witnessed the terrible
scene say that both men could have been
saved if a boat had been at hand ,
Sno\v In Minnesota.
ST. PAUL. Minn. , March 13. Snow fell last
night , covering the ground. There was con
siderable wind during the night , but the
snow did not drift enough to interfere with
The snow was heavier in other parts of
the northwest , being reported very severe in
parts of South Dakota and heavy In some
portions of Minnesota. Stlllwater reports
all street cars blocked , and similar reports
arc coining from other points.
While the storm has been centered over
Iowa , the snow fall was confined to north
eastern Wisconsin , Minnesota , the Dakotas
and eastern Montana.
It was still storming at 0 o'clock tonight
with no indication of clearing up before
morning. As yet the railways have not ueen
affected seriously.
ICnrly Sprlnjc Prospcets Hllghtcd ,
CoLEitiDon , Neb. , March 13. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] The early sprirg prospects ,
which for the last week have been so favor
able , were dampened by today's blizzard ,
which has been raging all day with con-
stantly increasing fury. Yesterday the sky
was clear and everything Indicated that
winter was over and spring had opened
during the night. The wind blow strong
from the southeast , bringing considerable
rain with it , but this morning it suddenly
changed to the northwest , precipitating ono
of the worst storms of the winter. Stock Is
well housed and feed Is so plenty that no loss
will result.
AVitters Subsiding In
Pa. . March 13. The floods
In the eastern section of Pennsylvania arc
abating and no further damage of a serious
nature is anticipated. In the mining regions
a number of mines have been Hooded , throw
ing probably 4,000 men and boys out of em
ployment. It is expected that mining will
bo resumed In a few days.
At Heading today two houses In course of
erection collapsed in consequence of their
walls being water soaked. Four men were
severely Injured.
Wilier at I.cavoiMTortli.
LKAVESWOUTH , Ivan. , March 13. The
Missouri river at this point rose thrco feet
from G p. m. yesterday to 8 u. in. today and 1
is now rising at the rate of four Inches an
hour. Several hundred feet of the recently
constructed dyke opposite the city Is sub
merged and it is feared that most of it will
bo swept away. Much damage in other di
rections is also feared.
Hard on tlui ICiUlro.'xU.
Sioux CITV. la. , March 13. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] Ono of the severest
blizzards of the season Is raging hero to
night. There has been much snow and a
high'wind prevailing all the afternoon. The
storm covers a largo part of South Dakota.
Railroad trafllc is interrupted.
Linemen Drowned
BitADFOiii ) , Pa. , March 13. J. U. Maroney
and John Joyce , linemen employed by the
National Transit company , were drowned in
the Susquctmnna river at Waynes this morn
ing while stringing a wire across the river.
Will Ki-piilr thn lTrlilir.
CoLfMiit'tf , Neb. , March 13. [ Special Tele
gram to Tiru BEI : . ] At a citizens' meeting
this forenoon Supervisor C. A. Spelce was
authorized to repair the Platte river brldgo
as soon us practicable.
I'ort Deposit Now Out of Dancer.
Wii.MixoTON , Del. , March 13. All danger
from a flood at Port Deposit , Md. . Is now ,
averted , The water Is reeodiii' , ' from the
streets and the pcoplo are b'u' ' " ) > '
their homes.
Olio leu Corgi ) lln-ak *
Mum , Mich , , March 13. The Ice gorge ;
nbovo Lyons has broken and passed down
the stream. No further trouble Is expected.
Collided In n Mllt rd.
Dui.fTit , Minn. , March 13. Two switch
engines on the St. Paul & Duluth mad col
lided near Lake avenue at noon. A blUzard
had been blowing hero nil day and the
engines came together in the storm. Six
men were injured seriously and Eugene
Fargo fatally. M. Uelnor bait a bono broken
In his wrist. Andrew Young and Arthur
Clark were badly Injured , and two others had
their legs crushed.
Knlamiiroo on u Torrllde Te ir.
KALAMAZOO. Mich. . March 13. A report
has Just been received that the dams at How-
Ir.ndsvllle , south of here , and Plainwcll and
Otego. to the north , have gone. Thousands
of acres of land are inundated. Many lives
and much propel ty are no doubt lost. The
Kalatmuoo river was never before known to
bo so high.
riamen Itemovr n Portion of thu IIMorle
lint Almost .Abandoned Town ,
A little before 3 o'clock this morning flro
destroyed the ice house at the end of the
motor Hue near the Union Pacific transfer
depot on the Iowa side.
No damage was done the depot.
The loss Is nominal.
tt'tUi SOT bl'ltlltlZ
Chlcnco Swlti-liini-n TiiUo 11 NcnMlilo Vlow
of the Situation-lt.tltroid : Note < .
CniCAoo , 111. , March 13. It Is certain now
that the Chicago switchmen will not go out
on a strike , they having roturno.1 an answer
to the general managers today. The switch
men were somewhat astonished by the array
of public senilment against any strllco at
this time , almost every paper in the city
having declared that the attempt savored
too much of an attempt at extortion , because
of the immense amount of trafllc Incident to
the World's fair. Besides this , the general
managers were so well provided for a strike
that there was but a small chance of the
men being successful and the switchmen
were smart "nough to read the signs of the
times and see that they had really but a
small eluiuco for winning.
Eastbound shipments last week were f > 3-
0 0 tons , against 47VH ( tons for the corresponding
spending week last year. Of the week's
traffic the Grand Trunk carried il.iHH , the
Lake Shore 0,1'Jl. the Pittsburg & Fort
WaynoH.lSSJnnd the Wabasiifi.fMl ! tons. The
roads are now rapidly getting the best of the
freight blockade , and expect that in a short
time they will have things cleared up.
St-ituiiient from the Krnillii ; ; .
PHILADELPHIA , Pa. , March 13. The re
ceivers of the Philadelphia ft Reading rail
way and the Philadelphia & Heading Coal
companies issued a statement tonight of the
current liabilities and assets of both com
panies on February 10 , 1S'J3. The statement
will bo Hied in court tomorrow. The total
liabilities are ? lS37d,8 8 , and include the
following items :
t Total floating debt , $11.807,347 ; due for coal
purchases , . * l-17i > , lft > ; duo for materials sup
plies 1 < , royalties , etc. , $ UiSOG'.ll ( ; duo con
necting roads for freight and tolls , cars , ser
vice , etc.$1,711,033 ; duo for rental of leased
lines 1 : , taxes , etc. , $1O.V > , ! MO ; duos unpaid on
coupons and interest , $5-1 l.KU ; unpaid wages
of January. 1893. 374HOUO ; accrued wages of
February , 18'J3 , to date , $1,350,000.
Tlio total assets amount to 515,770,7i > l and
include these Items : Coal on hand , 1.107,839
tons , at S-1.50 per ton , $ ! , ! ) S5i75 ! ; duo by sun-
dry parties for coal sold on thirty and sixty
days , § 3,801,820 ; materials on hand , SJU33-
44'J ; due for freight and tolls , $ dK ( ) ; ) ; duo by
connecting roads , § 7.200 ; due by parties on
account of current business , $300,000 ; bills
receivable , SSU/JlKi ; cash , fcJD.'JIO ; total , ? 15-
770,704. Excess of current liabilities over
assets , .S2i'J3.013. (
llns No Connection uith tlm Coal Combine.
Jnnsr.v CITV , N. J. . March 13. President
Maxwell of the Central Hallway of New Jer
sey this morning tcstilled before a master in
chancery that ho no longer had nny connec
tion witli the coal combine and all agree
ments between it and the other companies
had been canceled. Documentary evidence
to this effect was also presented.
Surveying Tor : i Now
DETUOIT , Mich. , March 13. .V survey is
being made for nn air line road which , it is
said , will bo built between this city and
Toledo some tlmo this year. The now road
will bo called the Detroit & Toledo Short
Line. The object is to afford this city con
nections with the Pennsylvania and other
roads which do not enter Detroit.
Df-rlnrod u Dlvldi-nd.
NEW YOIIK , March 13. The Oregon Hall
way & Navigation company has declared a
quarterly dividend of one-half of 1 per cent ,
payable April 1.
0\ Till ! I'lllCNIDHXT.
Knlulanl Visits thn Whltu Iloimc-
Iliiwnllmi Gossip.
WASHISOTOX , D. C. , March 13 , At fi-10 :
this afternoon President and Mrs. Cleveland
accorded . n special reception to the Princess
, Kniulani , the meeting taking place In the
Blue parlor. The princess was accompanied
by Mr. and Mrs. Davies , their daughter and I
a lady friend. The call was entirely of n
social nature , and lusted probably a quarter
of an hour. The visitors were charmed with
tlio cordiality accorded them , tlio ladles
being captivated by tlio pleasing manners of
the wife of the president , and the princess
said subsequently that Mrs. Cleveland was
the only lady that she over fell In love with.
During the day Mr. Davies , unaccom
panied , called on Secretary Gresham. This
\islt , like that of the white house , was
purely social.
Mr. Paul Neumann , the envoy of Queen
Liliuokalan ! also called on Secretary
Gresham during the afternoon.
Dr. Matt Smith , the Hawaiian minister ,
does not regard the appointment of n coin-
mi , sion with much favor. "If a commission
is appointed , of course , wo will accept it , "
he said. "It can servo no good purpose that
I can seo. All possible Information Is at
hand , and nothing new can bo gleaned. Delay -
lay Is all I can sco from the appointment of an
American commission. The case is being
Jeopardized in the meantime by this
delay.What Kiilulanl , ] > oor child , can
want , I don't know. She cannot assume the ,
throne , for her aunt has not abdicated. I
don't see how the United States government
can put her on the throne and Ignore the ox
istenco and prior claims of the queen. I am
dreading some personal quarrel between us
and the English sulors that will give the
latter an opportunity to step In and assume
an aggressive attitude. In case the United
States refuses to annex Hawaii the pro
visional government , in my opinion , would
struggle to maintain the Independence of
the islands. "
JUlHiii THll-l"f > 1HHT.S.
Ho Experts to lln Appointed CnmmlMloncr
of the Land ( ( Hire.
YANKTON , S. D. , Mawh 13. [ SprclalTelo-
gram to THE BEE. ] Judge Bartlett Trli | ] ) of
this city , mentioned us having in prospect the
appointment as commissioner of the i/encra !
land oflleo by MfT Cleveland , in reply to a
question as to whether or not the appoint
ment had been tendered him. suld that ho
had nothing to say for publication at this
lime ; that ho has been requested by Mr.
Cleveland to express his opinion of various
offices and had responded to that request ,
When asked if ho nliould accept were the
ofllco te.iu'crcd him he said he was not In a
declining position until the tender had been
actually made. Ho claimed not to bo stir
urlsod that the mention of his name should
have appearcil in connection with the com
inisslon'Tshlp. hut said Mr Cleveland might
chaugo his niind at any moment.
Judge Trlpp regards the office as dcslra
bio and more easily filled than any of the
administration offices.
His Vott\Tcinporarily Stays the Auti-Vico
Vinils Tlmo to f hliik it Over mid Commit.
tlio Clly Attorney rruvittiiri I'rom-
Isrd Another llenrlnc Sev.
oral \Vrelis l.iili-r.
Only a few of the signers of the antl-vleo
totltion were present at the meeting of thee
o and Police commission last nlirht.
'hoso who were there ovldeuUy expected : i
leclslon In their favor , but In this they were
igalu disappointed.
i\s the original resolution was lost at the
ast meeting , Mr. Gilbert , in order to bring
ho matter up , offered the following :
Itesolved , That the petition of the cltlrens of
Diimlui nddivs-ed lo the city council for
ho better enforcement of law , toxether with
ho accompany Inn Instructions of the city
oiincll to this [ poiird toec that a reasonabfu
mil substantial compliance with the law tie
-iifoived In Omaha , lie and the snmu nn >
n-reliy leferrcd to th chief of pnlleo with
irdcrs to comply ulth mnl carry out .such In
structions ami to do all In hl.s power to asslHt
'ho mayor In the discharge of his dntle.-t under
In-charier In this ivcaid. uhtfh provides that
"shall take care that the ordinances of thu
Ity be compiled with , " and tinder the crlmt-
inlcodo In this regard , which provides that
ii- shall have full porti-r ilu the eltyi to i-n-
orceor cjiuse to be enfoieed all laws of thu
itnto for the punishment of offenses.
A vote called for Immediately after the
eadlug. Messis. Gilbert and Smith voted
' , and the mayor and Messrs. Coburn ami
'lartman voted no.
The mayor then arose and said that ho
vanted to explain his vote. Ho said that ho
{ new nothing of the resolution until it hail
) ocn read and that It Hi-cmcd as if it was the
ntcntiou to throw all of the responsibility
i pen him.
"I am willing. " said Mr. Bemis. "to fnco
my Issue fairly and squarely , but I don't
iropciso to vote for any suet , resolution until
have had tlmo to consult with the city
ittornoy. lie Is well posted on the laws anil
mllminccs , and it is only right that I should
jo given time to consult him. "
Mr. Gilbert said that ho had drawn the
csolutlon and that ho had no Intention
of throwing the responsibility onto the
uayor alone.
"Well , it looked that way , " said his honor.
"How much time will you wantf" inquireil
Mr. Smith , addressing the mayor.
"Until I have time to think the matter
over and talk with Mr. Council. If U cornea
to mo ami belongs to mo I will settle it very
juickly. If it belongs to this board the
iiembors , who have all been here longer
than I have , ought to bo able to settle it. "
I'ellUon Will Comu
The mayor deelu'-cd the motion lost anil
ludge McCulloch asked if that was tlio final
lecision of the board. Ho was Informed
that it was not and that it would bo taken
ip again when a full board was present.
Mr. Ilartmnn goes away today for two
weeks and Mr. Smith will also bo absent ,
so it is probable that It will bo three weeks
it least before the petition will come up
During an informal talk whlnh followed
Councilman Prince said that in order to
hid out just what was going on ho had vis-
ted the gambling houses iifid that ho had
not seen u drunken man or a minor hi his
trip around. At ono placoho had seen thrco
Irunken men refused admittance. The
; laces were kept clean and orderly now ,
ind the detectives could go in whenever
they wanted to. Another thing Mr. Prince
referred to was the fact that bank clerks
mil young men who formerly visited the
liolcs in the wall did not dare to go to such
places now.
Uoutino business followed.
Chief Scayoy recommended that reserve *
Olllcers Salter , Prescott and Arnold bo promoted
meted to regular patrolmen. This was done.
The chief also asked that ten patrolmen and.
live reserve oflkvrs be appointed to report
for duty May 1. No actiou was taken.
The attention of the board was called by
the chief to the fact that the appraisement
notices issued by the Board of Public Works
were served by policemen and that ho
needed all the men he had now for regular
duty. Ho asked that steps bo taken to have ,
other city otUcials do the work. Kefcrred to
tin ) mayor.
James Janccok was appointed a special
policeman with a boat on South Thirteenth
street from Marcy to Vintou.
Ofllccr Bruce was allowed twenty days
leave on account of sickness , and Pipcmau
McGuire of hose company No. a was given
his ton days annual leave.
The invitation of W. U. O'Shaughiiossoy ,
secretary of tlio Ancient Order of Hiber
nians. asking the board to participate in the
celebration of St. Patrick's day , was do
t-lined , as was also the remiest that a detail
from the tire department ho allowed to par- ,
tlcipate in the parade. Chief Galligan was ,
however , instructed to let what men off ho
could If they desired to take part in the pa
rade as individuals.
A resolution was passed declaring that
'vacancies In any grade will be filled from
the grade next Leiow when suitable ap
pointees are found In It. "
Lawlessness Among Soldiers Causes a Clash
Hot ween Civil mid Military Authorities.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , March 13--SpecialTele [
gram to THE BEE. ] Tlioro was a clash hero
yesterday between the civil and military au
thorities. A private clti/.cn was attacked
and robbed by a soldier near town. The
soldier was arrested and was
thrown into jail on the charge of grand lar
ceny. The stolen property was found In his
possession. Ho was arrested by the I'nlted
States marshal. Colonel Holland dispatched
a squad after the offender , but the sheriff de
clined to surrender the prisoner. 'J lie detail
appeared a second and a third tlmo with a
written request from tlio commandant for
the offender. The sheriff held a consultation
with the United States commissioner and
marshal and decided out of courtesy to ac
quiesce in the colonel's demand. Th's ' was
with the understanding that the man should ,
have a trial for larceny. Soldiers have been
more lawless than ever In celebrating the
March pay day In Clioyenno.
j/.iv Titv IT ui'iin
An Hxlrn Legislative Session Likely to He-
open Wyomlnjj'H Senatorial l'l lit.
CHEYENNE-Wyo. , March 13. [ SpecialTele
gram to THE BEE. ] Two of the leading
newspapers of the state have como out in ad
vocacy of a special Bcssion of the legislature ,
and many public men are in favor of It.
Scarcely any of the politicians bellovo that
A. C. Beckwlth , who was appointed by the
governor when the leglKlaturo failed to elect ,
will bo admitted to the United States senate.
The extra session would bo somewhat differ
ent in complexion from the regular. A demo
cratic senator was unseated the last day , and
has slnco left his party and went to the popu
lists. There would bo an equal number of
democrats and republicans and six populists
Doth republicans ami democrats would hope
to capture iho prl/.o , and the fight would bo
exceedingly warm. John Charles Thompson
would bo tlio candidate of the democrat ? and
F. E , Warren of tlio republican : ) .
Tim I'lru llreord.
WiLKEsiiAititE , Pa. , March 13. The West
End breaker at Manaqueta , operated by the
West End Coal company , was destroyed by
fire this morning. The loss Is estimated at
10,000. covered by insurance. Nearly 300
men will bo thrown out of employment.
LYNN , Mass. , March 13. A fivo-story block
occupied by the Lynn Cycle company ami
Maurlco Flynn , shoo manufacturer , burned
this morning Uss. 10,000.
DnNALtJjONVii.LE , La. , March 13. Fire in
the business portion of the town destroyed
(35,000 worth of property. Insurance " ' "