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It's a Cold Day When We Get Left..
NO. 49.
Epitome of the Telegraphic
h News of the World.. ;
An Interesting Collection of Items Front
the New and the Old World In
: . Condensed and Comprehensive Form
It is reported that the Oregon deiegn
E 1 ; tion in congress has recommended Pro-
! feasor H. B. Miller, president of the
state agricultural "college at Corvallis,
' for a diplomatic appointment to Ger-
.. jnany. . . ..
!:' Company Q, Oregon National Guard,
I Allan J. Walker, captain, has beendis-
i banded by order of Governor Lord.
ffhe company's headquarters were at
I iMyrtle Point, Coos county. The
' resignation of Captain Walker, made
1 necessary by his removal , from the
I ' state, was the cause for making the or-
j der.
The president has sent to congress the
.', report of the boundary commission ap-
, : pointed to locate the boundary line be
1 . tween Mexico and the United States,
west of the Rio Grande river. The
i president's message merely transmits
i . , the papers filed by the commission
. with the state department, consisting of
I printed volumes and maps. ; .
, The Odd Fellows of Walla Walla
; ' royally observed the seventy-eighth an
, . piversary of the order. Excursions from
the surrounding towns swelled the
crowd present. Business houses were
closed and all buildings were beauti-
jfully decorated for the occasion. The
main part of the programme was the
laying of the cornerstone of the new
( Odd Fellows' Home.
' A dispatch from Coulee City, WaBh.,
saysthat while Grift Jones, Charles
. Deeter and Ray Weston were rounding
. up a band of young horses on lower
, Crab oreek, they undertook to swim the
horses, below Rocky ford, aoross" the
stream. While crossing the horses be
1 came entangled and unruly, and Jones
' and Weston were thrown into the water.
. and drowned, while Deeter managed to
reach the shore.
' Private John N. Stamm, of Walla
Walla barracks, was accidentally shot
during target practice, and it is not
possible for him to recover. Sergeant
Manes'' pistol snappsd while aiming
at the target. He returned to where
Stamm was standing, and was explain
ing to him the reason why the car
tridge failed to explode. In doing this
' he pulled the trigger, and the revolver
was discharged, the bullet striking
. Stamm in the groin, and passing entire
ly through the body, perforating the.
intestines, and coming out of the back.
The governors of Oregon and Wash
ington have received copies of the call
( for the annual meeting ot the trans-
. Mississippi congress, to be held this,
year in Salt Lake City, July 14 to 18,
with a request that they designate a
number of oitizens to represent the
states, including, "at least one speaker,
who will be prepared to present some
general subjcet in which the state is in
terested."' The objects of the congress
are to secure closer trade relations and
' national legislation of benefit to states
west of the Mississippi. .W.J.Bryan
has been made president of the congress.
'A number of Japanese have left San
Francisco for Mexico, where a colony
will be formed on land granted them by
. the Mexican government
The body of Captain Evan Davies, of
the British four-masted ship Delcairnie,
who drowned over four months ago in
the harbor at Astoria, has been picked
up by a fisherman. The remains were
positively identified by papers found in
' the pocket. '.
The great coon and varmint hunt on
Fox island, Washington, in which; sev
eral hundred hunters participated, was
anything but a suooess as a varmint-,
killing bee, though all who attended
were well satisfied, as the courtesies of
,-x the islanders made the outing a most
-" enjoyable one.
' Seth L. Milliken, representing in the
bouse of representatives the third dis
trict of Maine, died at Washington.
For some ; time he had suffered from
a serious ' affection of the bronchial
tubes, which last week developed
alarmingly, and was accompanied by
kidney and liver complications.
A dispatch from Baker City, Or.,
'.-''', says that Powder river is higher than
it has ever been known to be, and is
doing great damage.. Only one bridge
remains in the city, and if the warm
' weather continues, it will go out. The
Sumpter , Valley railroad is flooded for
miles, and trains will not be running
for weeks. The northern residence por
tion of the oity e inundated.
Chief Justice Fuller, of the United
States supreme court, has refused a
writ, of habeas corpus in the case of El
verton R. Chapman, a broker, who re
fused to testify in the sugar speculation
investigation as to whether senators
: . had speculated in sugar stocks while the
- Wilson tariff bill was before that body.
' The' sentence of the supreme court of
the Distriot of Columbia to 80 days in'
jail and $100 fine was affirmed, and
, ' Chapman's application for writi of cer
tiorari tad habeas corpus were denied.
Fishermen Lose Their Lives Near
Bonneville, Or.,' April 28. Three
Finnish fishermen John Snnquist,
Anton Johnson and a man named Suyne
were drowned yesterday morning in
the Columbia, in the narrow channel
between the Oregon side and the island
directly above this place. Only the
body of Sunquist has been recovered.
The men had been visiting their nets,
whioh were set in an eddy, near the
shore, and were tacking back to Bonne
ville. There is a fearful current in the
river in the channel, particularly at
the present stage of water, and naviga
tion is alway dangerous. When in one
of the most hazardous places in the
stream, the wind, which was blowing a
gale, caught the sail and capsized the
boat, dumping the three men into the
rapid water. They . instantly disap
peared. ; ''..'
A man named 01in,who was walking
along the traok of the O. R. & N. , wit
nessed the accident, and endeavored to
get a boat out to the rescue, but was
unable to launch it in the rapid cur
rent Seeing that all efforts to save
the men would be in vain, he ran down
the traok abreast of the Boat, whioh
was drifting swiftly down stream, and
caught it after it had lodged on a boom
near the mouth of Tanner creek, below
Bonneville. '
A taut rope extended from the boom
into the water, which pulled and
tugged in the current, as if there was
an anchor attached to it. Pulling it
up, Olin was horrified to see that it sup
ported the body of a man, and lifted
out Sunquist, dripping and lifeless.
He immediately searched about in
hope that the other two men had se
cured themselves to the boat, but could
find neither of them, and their bodies
have not as yet been recovered.
, Sunquist's presence of mind in secur
ing himself to the boat might have
saved bim in easy water, but it availed
only to save bis body in the terrible
water below the cascades. t ' .K;
No Business Transacted In Either House
of Congress.
Washington, April 28. The senate
chamber had a deserted appearance
when the session opened today, many
of the senators having gone to New
York to attend the Grant ceremonies.
Harris of Tennessee was at his desk
for the first time in many weeks, and
was congratulated on his recovery from
a serious illness.
In the absence of the vice-president
and President Pro-tem. Frye Nelson
occupied the chair. Dr. Milburn's
opening prayer was an eloquent refer
ence to the gathering of , thousands to
pay tribute to the great chieftain,
Grant, and he prayed that the glow of
patriotism '. freshly kindled ; may
strengthen our government and the
union of states.
When the Indian bill was reported
from the house, an effort was made to
send it to conference, but Gorman ob
jected, saying it had been understood
that no business was to be transacted.
Thereupon,' at 12:25 P. M., on motion
of Morrill, the senate adjourned.
" In the House. - .',"
Washington, April 28. The - house
held a purely formal session today.
Many of the members had gone to New
York' to attend the Grant mounment
exercises, and, under the arrangement
made last week, after the reading of
'the journal, adjournment was imme
diately taken. The president's message
transmitting the report of the Mexican
boundary line commission was, how
ever, reoeived before adjournment.
There was less than fifty members pres
ent. ,
, , Accident in London.
London, April 28. A tremendous
explosion occurred on the undergound
Tailway at 6:80 this evening, as a train
filled with men from th ecity was mak
ing its usual stop at the Aldersgate sta
tion. . The glass roof of the station was
blown out, and the platform was strewn
with debris. Many of the gaslights in
the waiting-rooms and on the platforms
were extinguished, and the station was
left in semi-darkness. 'A panic ensued.
When comparative quiet had been re
stored, it was found that a first-class
coach had been wrecked, and that its
occupants were lying about maimed and
bleeding. Ten of the injured were
found to be in a precarious condition,
and were removed to the hospitals. A
number of persons who were standing
on the platform were also hurt. Much
of the wreckage was hurled across the
The cause of the explosion is not
known, but it is believed to have been
the result of an accumulation of gas
which became ignited in some way.
Many persons, however, believe the dis
aster was not due to acoident, but was
caused by the explosion of a bomb,
which had been placed in the station
with the intention of wrecking it.
Fatal Boating Accident.
San Francisco, April 28. Charles
W. Lehmann, a young banking clerk
employed by the German Savings &
Loan Society, went yachting yesterday
with a party of friends, and while be
ing transferred form one of the yachts
to another slipped upon the stern of the
yawl and sank, probably striking his
head as he went down. He caught the
side of the frail craft and tipped it so
that it filled rapidly and sank, throw
ing the three owupanti into the bay.
Larissa Evacuated by Con
stantino's Army.
Greek Foroes Obliged to ' dive Way
Before the Turks Osman Pasha's
Flan of Campaign Details of Retreat.
Athens, April 27. Larissa has been
completely evacuated by the Greeks,
who spiked their guns and carried away
'all the moveable cannon and munitions
of war.
All telegraphio communication with
Larissa- is interupted, but it is under
stood that the retreat ot the Greek army
was conducted with the best of order.
The exoitement and disquiet at Athens
because of the sudden abandonment of
Larissa continues, but the tranquility
of the city is unbroken."
The foreign warships have been sig
naled off Phalerum. A special dis
patch received from the frontier asserts
that the Turks, while attacking Mati,
'were repulsed several times yesterday.
lAt 6 o'clock in the evening, the Greek
! forces were obliged to give way. The
Greeks retreated in good order on Ka
raoles, where they are intrenched.
The wounded remain at Larissa un
der protection of the Red Cross flag'.
. The evening papers counseled the
people of Athens to receive the bad
.news with patience and sang froid, con
sidering that the army fought coura
geously in defense of the national hon
or, paying the price by heavy sacri
fices. ' .: ;.
' A Semi-Offlclal Announcement
Athens, April 27. The semi-official
announcement was made this after
noon; "In a fierce engagement at
Mati yesterday the troops fought hero
ically until 6 o'clock in ; the evening,
and compelled the Turks . to retreat,
whereupon the Turks were heavily re
inforced, and our post ions were shaken
and a retreat ordered. It is not' yet
known if the retreat was general."
A second dispatch from headquarters
of the staff says: "Our troops are con
centrated along the line of Pharsalosis,
and in consequence of these operations
the abandonment of Tyrnavos and La
jrissa is considered inevitable."
i The Retreat From Larissa.
Athens, April 27. About 4 o'olock
yesterday, the official in charge of the
telegraph office at Larissa, observing a
cloud of dust raised by the advanoing
cavalry of the Turks, asked leave to dis
mantle the office. " He was directed to
leave it Since 8 P. M. Saturday, the
Larissa office had made no response to
calls from Athens.
1 A Reveni dispatch says Edhem
iPasha, on learning that the Greeks had
'been ordered to fall back, attempted to
deliver a crushing blow with consider
able force, which had been resting
thirty-six hours, and succeeded in
breaking through the Greek lines in
several places. :
A report has ' reached here that a
Turkish force of 12,000 men, having
pushed its way through, the passes at
Viodendros, Analipsis, Nezeros and
Rapsani, has descended on Derilf. The
Greeks have retreated to Makrychori.
It would appear, however, that the
position at Reveni itself, and at Bough
nzi is unaltered. The Greeks, as a re
sult of the orders of Crown Prince Con-
'sVantine, stopped just short of seizing
' Details of the Retreat.
London, April 27. A dispatch . to
the Times from Milouna says: '.
The Greeks abandoned Kritiri during
the night and fled. The Turks are now
marching on Larissa. Edhem Pasha
will not allow his troops to enter the
town, which, but little damaged, is sur
rounded by a cordon of cavalry, An
officer with a squadron of horse has
been - dispatched for the protection of
the Greek monastery in case of any dis
order. ':.
The Greeks, in their' hurried flight,
forgot to cut the telegraph wires be
tween Milouna and ' Tyrnavos. The
Turkish cavalry has reached the envir
ons of Larissa and has taken several
Greek soldiers captive. These say a
perfect panic prevails in the town.
Edhem Pasha makes his headquar
ters in Greece tonight. The sultan has
lent him the Immiaz order in bril
liants. The coast road between Elas
sona and Milouna has been cleared,
and thus a supply of provisions and
ammunition is assured. The discipline
of the army is excellent. Today it is
rumored here that the Crown Prince
Constantino has fled. , The Turkish loss
so far has not been great, only about
400 at the mOBt.
The Post's Athens correspondent
says: A terrible panio took place on
Friday night during the retreat, which
became a miserable rout, the Turkish
cavalrjr using rifles, bayonets and re
volvers indiscriminately. The corre
spondents of the London Times and the
Reuter Telegram Company were nearly
killed. Mr. Williams, who represents
the Daily Chronicle, remained at Tyr
navos. Other correspondents lost their
ketches and their baggage.
The Daily Telegraph's Elassona cor
respondent says that Edhem Pasha's or
ders with respeot to the inviolability
of private property are strictly respect
ed by bis troops.
Des Moines River Rose Suddenly and
Broke the Levee's.
Ottumwa, la., April 28. The Des
Moines river, whioh last midnight was
stationary at high-water mark, estab
lished by the great flood of 1892, sud
denly began to climb, and by 8 o'olock
today had added fifteen inches to the
record. The levees broke in - many
places, railroad embankments were un
dermined and hundreds of families
were compelled to quit their residences
in great haste. In Ottumwa, 600 fam
ilies were compelled to move, a large
number making their escape in boats.
At Bradyville, eighteen miles north of
this city, 150 families vacated their
domiciles, and the principal streets are
navigated in rowboats. At South Ot
tumwa, the river flows parallel With
the main street. It broke across this
street this morning, and caused a panic
and scramble for higher ground. Five
thousand people reside in this suburb.
Several hundreds deserted , their resi
dences and removed their goods. The
water stands four feet deep in Fairview.
Farm lands are completely inundated.
A large reservoir situated at the sum
mit of Court hill is the source of consid
erable fear. The recent downpour
has swollen the sources of supply, and
the reservoir is now so full that it
threatens to burst and flood the pop
ulous districts just below.
Rich farming lands above and below
this city are - inundated. The flood
there has not reached a high stage, but
has spread out in many places to a
width of five to six miles. No. loss of
life has been reported, but the damage
to property will be very large.
Railway traffic is almost at. a stand
still. All the small stream b in South
ern Iowa are out of their banks. Rail
road bridges are gone and travel by high
way is out of the question. The Bur
lington line between Chicago and Den
ver is cut in two by five miles of inun
dated tracks. Through passenger and
freight trains are being run over the
Galesburg & St. Louis and the Hanni
bal & St. Joseph roads to Omaha. ' The
Rock Island also has five miles of traok
under water west of here. Train set-vice
was kept in motion with Keokuk
until late this afternoon, when a large
section of track went out at Cliffland,
effeoutally blocking the Rock Island
east and west. The Milwaukee & St.
Paul roundhouse and yards are under
water, and part of one approach to their
bridge has been washed away. Trains
are running only between Ottumwa
and Marion. The Chicago Great West
ern line is entirely shut off. So is the
Iowa Central. The Wabash still has
entrance from the south, but is shut
off on the north end.
Work on the levees has progressed
since last Friday, but the sudden rise
this morning destroyed a great part of
the labor. Large forces are employed
tonight in an endeavor to prevent fur
ther breaks. The suburbs have thus far
been the worst sufferers. West Ottum
wa, a Jarge residence section, is entire
ly flooded, and the water is still rising.
(The inhabitants cling to their homes,
however hoping that the worst is over.
i . ..'.'
The Report From St. Louis.
St. Louis, April 28. The Mississippi
river registered a decline here this
monring, but above, at Keokuk, Han
nibal and other places, a rise of 1.6
feet is shown and the Missouri is also
booming. At Kansas City the advance
for the past forty-eight hours has been
fully two feet, while at Boonville it is
one-half foot. There are places near
Quincy where the water spreads over
the low lands from bluff to bluff, mak
ing the river from eight to ten miles
. The levees can stand a foot or two
more of water, but the danger lies in
the continual rising of surface water on
the inside, whioh is now almost to the
top of the banks.
' Memphis Relief Work Ended.
Memphis, April 28. The Memphis
flood sufferers' relief committee acting
in conjunction with the war depart
ment, ordered the formal closing of
Camp Congo, at the home established
for flood refugees early in the overflow
season. AH planters were notified t"
send in transportation for farmhands at
once, as no further rations would be is
sued. . .
Condition at Hannihal.
St. Louis, April 28. A dispatch
from Hannibal, Mo., says: Flood con
ditions are becoming alarming. The
government gauge at 10 o'clock this
morning registered eighteen feet and
eleven inohes, being nearly two feet
above the danger line. . The water is up
to Front street, and cellars on Main
street are filled. "
' Bridge Over the Kaw Damaged.
Kansas City, Mo., April 28. One
span of ' the Northwestern railroad
bridge across the Kaw has been forced
out of plumb by a great mass of drift
wood.' Water Almost In Winnipeg.
Winnipeg, April 28. The Red river
continues to rise, and the flood situa
tion is serious. The water is higher
than in thirty years. Emerson, St.
John and other towns between Winni
peg. and the Dakota boundary line are
under four feet of water, and the people
aTe living in barns or the upper stories
of their houses. The railroads , cannot
run trains, and all communication is
shut off with several points. Winnipeg
will have the water in day met. .
Weyier Will Attack Cubans
by Land and Sea.
Four Americans In Cabanas Have
Contracted the Dreaded Disease
One Already Dead Lee Intervenes.
New York, April 26. A dispatch to
the Herald from Havana says:
Smallpox has made its appearance in
Cabanas prison. Owen Melton, an
American correspondent and a member
of the Competitor crew, contrived to
send a note to friends here under date
of April 18, in which he says:
"Smallpox has appeared in cell No.
4, in' which there are four Americans.
One prisoner has died and three others
have got the disease. I nursed a friend
named Gonzales, not knowing he had
smallpox, and so I suppose I will have
it. I can only hope for the best."
This information was carried to Gen
eral Lee and he promptly informed the
United States government of the state
of affairs, also wrote Acting Captain
General Ahumada inquiring if there
had been smallpox in Cabanas, and
what steps had been taken to guard the
health of the Americans imprisoned
there. A reply was received making
no statement of the prevalence of the
disease, but stating that the Amerioans
would be vaccinated at once. '
It is thought here that the appear
ance of smallpox will make the Amer
ican government press for the release of
Melton and others, as it is understood
Spain has practically decided to liberate
them, i General Weyier is an obstacle
to the release of any Americans. He
said last week in Santa Clara that
Amerioans were set at liberty without
good cause.
General Weyler's recent declaration
that Santa Clara is paoified means that
newspaper fighting there will be meager.
Nevertheless he admits that within
three days of his declaration of tran
quility more than ninety rdbels were
killed in the province. He says he will
no longer require any troops to fill the
places of his killed and wounded, which
means simply that he has been told to
expeot no more soldiers from Spain. '.
The situation in Banes, a seaport
town in Santiago de Cuba, now com
mands much attention here. The gun
boat Galioia and the cruisers Nueva
Espana and Reina Mercedes are waiting
outside the narrows until three columns
sent by General Weyier have had time
to move on the rebels by land. The
insurgents have held the town since
Roloff's expedition landed there on
March 25. The harbor is one naturally
capable of easy defense, and it is said
the insurgents have placed torpedoes in
the channel. It is most difficult to.
learn any definite news of the recent
operations there, but it is plain that
the Spanish recognize the necessity of
moving in foroe against the town and
attempting to attack it simultaneously
by land and sea, for the purpose of pre
venting the rebels from continuing to
hold the port.
General Gomez, according to the last
reports, has left Arroyo Blanco distriot
and moved nearer Trinidad. There is
a rumor that he may be elected presi
dent of the republic to succeed Cis
neros. Another idea is that he has
decided to Contest the possession of
Banes, and many who thought his siege
of Arroyo Blanco was a ruse to entice
Weyier into the oountry where moder
ate force might be attacked to advant
age, now believe that Weyler's move
ment toward Banes will meet a steady
resistance which will add to the evi
dence already piled up to disprove Gen
eral Weyler's declaration of pacifica
tion. ' ' . '
Expectorated on the Floor of a Car.
San Francisco, April 26. W. B.
Bradbury, the millionaire, was before
Police Judge Low yesterday on a charge
of expectorating on the floor of a street
car. He was arrested about two weeks
ago, but in deferenoe to the request of
his attorney the hearing was postponed
until yesterday. '
The conductor of the car testified
that he-had requested Bradbury to re
frain from spitting on the floor of the
car, and called his attention to a placard
on which was printed a copy of the
ordinance prohibiting public expectora
tion. He said that the millionaire re
plied by requesting him to tell Mr.
Vining that he (Bradbury) had paid
his fare and would do as he liked. The
conductor's testimony was corroborated
by Mrs. P. C. Jenkins, who was a pas
senger on the car.
Judge Low found the millionaire
guilty, and imposed a fine of $5, with
an alternative of twenty-four hours'
' imprisonment. Bradbury's attorney
gave notice of appeal. ,
Presidential Nominations.
Washington, April 26. The presi
dent today sent to the senate the fol
lowing nominations: ;
Harold M. Sewall, of Maine, to be
minister to Hawaii.
: Thomas H. Phair, of Maine, collector
of customs for the district of Aroostook,
Me. ...
James S. Harrimon,' of Maine, col
lector of customs for the district of
Belfast, Me. .
Harry Riffle, of Walla Walla, Frobably
Fatally Cut.
Walla Walla, Wash. , , April 27.
Harry Riffle, a prominent young man
of this city is lying at the point of
death as the result of a knife wound in
his left side, inflioted by William .
Howard, at a late hour last night.
Riffle, in company with a friend, was
riding along Alder street, when his
horse became unmanageable.. The
shaft of the buggy ran into the seat of
a wheel cart standing in front of , Lot's
barn. Riffle ran into the barn and
asked a boy named Howard for a
wrench. The boy replied that none
was at hand, when Riffle began abus
ing him.
The boy's father, residing across the
street, witnessed the affair, and went
over. Riffle and the father engaged in
a fight, and the latter drew a knife and
!s tabbed Riffle in the side, four or five
linches below the left nipple. The knife
struck the seventh rib and glanced up
ward penetrating the thoraic cavity.
Riffle was taken to his rooms, in the
hotel, and Howard was -placed under
arrest. When seen today, Howard said
he was very angry when he saw Riffle
striking his son, and went to his assist
ance, when Riffle struck bim. He had
a knife in his hand, and, being excited,
used it without thinking. Riffle is
resting easily tonight, and there are
faint hopes of his recovery. . .
Woman Talked From Her Coffin Aftec
Being Prepared for Burial.
Kendrick, Idaho, April 27. The
people of the village of Southwick, lo
cated fifteen miles from here, on the
.edge of the timber, were horrified last
Sunday by the apparent returning to
life of Mrs. Fred Wendt, who was pro
nounced dead on Friday morning from
a severe case of hemorrhage , of the
The body had been prepared for bur
ial, and was lying in the coffin, when
the seemingly dead woman opened her
eyes and began conversing with those
about her. She was in an extremely
weak condition from loss of blood, and
managed to show signs of life for eight
hours, when she was again pronounced
dead, and was buried on Monday. The
case has excited considerable comment
on account of the short time in whioh
she was buried, some believing she
might have been in a trance, and ' was
buried alive.
Oregon Punchbowl
Washington, Aprfl '27. Senator Mo
Bride bad quite a long talk with the
navigation bureau of the navy depart
ment, the other day. urging that orders
be issued to the battleship Oregon to go
to Portland, so that the presentation of
the silver service to the ship might be
made at the metropolis of the state.
The officers of the department, how
ever, said that they feared the vessel
might strike something and be injured
in going up the river. -The Oregon .
will go to the United States buoy sta
tion at Tongue point, and the probabil
ities are that the presentation will be
made at that place.
Seattle Cyclists' Excursion.
Tacoma, Wash., April 27. Five
hundred members of the Queen City
Cycling Club came to Tacoma on the
steamer Flyer this morning for a spin
over the prairie roads and bicycle paths
to American lake, ten ' miles distant. '
They were escorted by over 1,000 Taco
ma'wheeelmen, which gave the affair
the appearance of an immense pionio.
Lunches were spread at the lake. The
Columbia River & Puget Sound Navi
gation Company donated the use of the
Flyer to the Seattle club, resulting in
raising over $250 toward extending the
Lake Washington bicycle boulevard at
Seattle. - --
Kaw River at High Mark. ;
Topeka, April 27. The Kaw river t
at this point is at the highest stage to
night that has been reached in eight
years, and is still rising at the rate of
two inches an hour. Two bridges at
this point are in imminent danger.
The Union Pacific and Rock Island
roads report washouts north and west
of here, but repairs have been made
during the day, and traffic is again
moving." .' .
- Rose Nine Feet.
Maryville, Mo., April 27. One
Hundred and Two river rose nearly
nine feet last night, and is now a mile '
and a half wide, flooding a large num
ber of farms. Traffio through here, on
the Burlington and Wabash roads, is
suspended, and three miles of the Bur
lington's track and a mile of Wabash
track is washed out near lere.
' Episoopal Convention.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 27. The
biennial convention of the Episoopal
church will be held here, commencing
Tuesday, October 10. Bishop Niohol-
son has been notified that the invita
tion whioh he extended to the board to
meet in Milwaukee when the semicen
tennial of the diocese is to be celebrat
ed, has been accepted. .
Gold Ordered for Export.
Washington, April , 27. The secre .
tary of the treasury today received a
telegram from Assistant Treasurer Jor
dan, at New York, stating that $997,
000 gold has been ordered for export.
This is the first withdrawal of any con
siderable amount since July 22, 1896,
whea.ta.OOQ.OOO was withdrawn. ,