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Atlantic Weekly Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 15, 1893, Atlantic, Iowa THE i WEEKLY VOLUME MARCH NUMBER Portions of Colorado and Kan sas Swept by LIFE AND PROPERTY DESTROYED Water at Grand Rnplda Does Great lluglng Lives Jeopardized by Flood at March prairie fire started Sunday in western Books and was driven by a furious gale across Rooks into Ellis Nearly everything was swept away in the path of the which was several miles The town of Palio was except three The total loss is about Sylvester ScRunell and Oscar farmers near were caught by the The formers clothing was burned entirely olf and he will The latter will The buildings of Sainual a were with their The loss is The Bopra southwest of was also The fire ran southwest across the Saline and much damage was probably done to feed and Been throwing probably men out of It is expected that the mining will be resumed in a a few At Reading two houses in the course of their walls having become Four workmen were At a watermain supplying the western portion of the city was broljwn ana the contents of the reser voir were emptied into the Flood DamatcuH at March mile south of this at the point where the tracks of the Delaware and Hudson Canal pans under those of the New York Central ano Hudson river railroad tho foundation ol the latter road was washed stop ping all traffic between this city and Albany on the main Passenger trains on the Central road were sent around by the way of No trains are passing over the Delaware and Hud son All the exhibits which the Edison company were preparing for the Worlds Fair are principally destroyed by the as is also most of the stock on the first The loss is esti mated at over Nothing has been heard yet of the party whc went to the Fitchburg railroad bridge to blow up the gorge with Unless the gorge breaks more damage is Coloriulo Suilis From tho March telegram says A sweeping destructive prairie starting near has done a great amount of damage Powers The flames swept tlie county south of destroy ing thousands of dollars worth of stored hay and A number of farmers have suffered extensive There are reports of live stock having been The fire was the largest that ever Bwept this section and reports received here indicate that it has crossed the Colorado and Kansas From Holyoke also comes news of a destructive A great many farmers lost all their feed and The fire came within one mile of Holyoke and was only kept from coming into town by a hard struggle and long con tinued The fire swept over an area of fc5 miles long by five miles CRUSHED THE An Ice Gorge Breaks With Serious Re gultsto March ice gorge in Eondout below Eddy gave way about oclock Mon day afternoon and let a tremendous amount of water down the The steamboats of the Cornell Steamboat company and about 50 canal boats were swept into the river and driven help lessly down the Many of them were badly The steamers Pittston and valued at were badly stove in and it is feared they will A number of canal boats were crushed like eggshells and sank in the Since Saturday the water above the ice dam has been backing up and Eddy ville has been The rain Saturday night caused the river to rise fully eight and thousands of dol lars of damage have Many people on the boats had narrow but no loss of life is It is thought that the loss to the Cornell fleet will be about though no j accurate estimate can be is no The canal boats were loaded with valued at partly i The loss to the Delaware and Hudson company will exceed The ferry boat which made her first trip was caught in the floods and is now in a helpless being wedged in be tween many other She had sev eral passengers on board when the flood struck her and considerable excitement They inannaged to by jumping on floating ice and making their way to firmer The feat was a daring 1XOOI AT Gil AND Climax Reached at March IT is now believed that the water has reached its highest point at this Forty fam ilies have been driven out of their homea j on the Trains are making regu lar though with much The break in the Lansing and Northern at has been and I The ice gorge above Muir has slowly gone to pieces and passed down I The water at Muir has fallen j 15 inches and is still going A dispatch from Grand near the mouth of the Grand says that the river is rapidly rising and dock owners i are preparing for a The river is clear at the mouth but large fields of ice are coming A farm house near Nortonville was washed away and its occupants narrowly escaped with their The Kalamnzoo Out of Its March The Kalamazoo river is keeping up with the balance of the state rivers and the banks are flooded for half a mile each About 10 houses are surrounded and there is a little Venice on the east Many smallbuildings have been an chored and some have been swept Stock and poultry were drowned by the rapid The Howlandsburg which holds back Gull Las gone out and tha Gateslwrg dam is ia dan At Plain the dam has gono and the Otsego dam holds back a lake covering Great trouble is feared here as a result of the greatly increased volume of water let loose from above and the heavy rain which Fear Danmge Along tho March ice in the Mohawk river from this village west is still intact and the water con tinues to All the lowlands are in undated with several feet of At Canajoharle and Fort Plains people who live on the lowlands have vacated their farineiB and moved to higher Unless the ice moves soon great damage will result to property between thie vil lage and Receding at March Hudson river continued to rise until Ti oclock Monday when a point 224 feet above low water mark was the water being li feet higher than at noou Since then the water has been receding and no more trouble is Manufacturing Establishments Down oil Account of High GRAND March The Grand river roseat the rate of two inches an hour Monday and at 11 oclock was 16 feet eight inches above low water The major portion of South Grand which is built on the is inundated and persons were removed from the houses in At this point the river is a mile wide and the loss will be falling on the poor Hollanders employed in the furni ture A portion of the city is in total the electric plant be ing partially was forced to cut off all towers on the The Grand Piapids Chair Michigan Barrel Stow Barkey Mason and other furniture factories have been forced to the machinery being under All the factories at tho north end report heavy losses of logs and Report has just reached here that the North Park railway three miles above the has gone If this is it will take the Canal street toll A heavy rain is falling and grave fears are felt as an ice jam is re ported 12 miles down the The Evening Press lias been forced out of its All trains are from three to foui hours Pciiiisyivnalii March floods in the a section of Pennsylvania BIP and no further damage of a serious is In the minimi regions a number of MS CiLL The President and Wife Re ceive the Hawaiian LETTER CAB HI BBS VICTORIOUS The Inteiimtiitlon of the Eight Houi IBW by the Supreme Court Favorabli to No Newspaper Men Story March half pas oclock Monday afternoon President and Cleveland accorded a special reception to Princess the meet ing taking place in the Blue The princess was accompanied by and their daughter and a lady The call was entirely of a social nature and lasted probably a quarter of an The visitors charmed with the cordiality of the re ception accorded the ladies being captivated by the pleasing manners of thewife of the and the prin cess said subsequently that Cleve land was the only lady that she had ever fallen in love During the day unaccom panied by the princess or any of his family called on Secretary This like that to the White was a purely social Paul the envoy of Queen also called on Secretary Gresham during the Gossip as to the personnel of the com mission that will be appointed to visit the Hawaiian Islands includes the names of Judge Martin Montgomery of late ot the District of Columbia supreme General Scho Admiral Brown and Captain General Schofield was a member of the commission that visited Hawaii many years ago and Admiral Browns last cruise was to that Captain Howison is now at the Mare Island navy He is said to be pe culiarly fitted for the mission by reason of his service in Hawaii and naval of ficers generally agree that he is one of the best equipped men in the service for the LETTER CAUBIBRS hers are pledged not to divulge the re sults of their work until the report is and they say all statements touching the composition of committees must be speculative as is apparent from the lists very Prominent Lawyer March John a prominent aged 30 and a leading was drowned in the Illinois river by a sailboat His Ed ward eldest son of Judge was Cartwvights bodv has not been The Decision of the United States Supreme Court on the Eight Hour March United States supreme court has affirmed the judgment of the court of in favor of letter in the oases of Aaron Post and Frank Gates against the United These cases arose under the act prescribing eight hours as a days work for letter It was contended by the letter carriers that the postoffice department in construcing the act had violated its intent and pur and was requiring more labor from the men than was In the Gates case the question whether or not the eight hour provision as applied to letter meant an average of eight hours a day lor a the department holding that any deficiency in eight hours on or other could be set off against an excess of eight hours on other The court rules that this cannot be done and that the carriers are entitled to ex Snow and Wind at March began falling here about 1 oclock Monday morning and continued nearly all with a strong wind Not much snow has but the wind made it particularly al though it is not The electric line between Paul and Minneapolis was blockaded for a and some trains have been stopped in the immediate The storm rages over Minne northwestern Wisconsin and South Dafeota east of the Missouri Railroads are more or less demoralized in this whole region and where trains have not been abandoned they are greatly behind Prom comes the re port of one death from the George Colernan was found 40 rods from the shore on the ice of Chemiame gon bay He was caught in the which came up in an and wandered about until At no time could he have been more than 40 rods from At Wash it is reported two men have certainly It is feared that many of the logging camps in the woods will suffer for lack of provisions as they were about to close operations for the season and supplied were AVost Superior Snow WEST March Another blizzard struck Superior Mon day There was less wind and the temperature was more than during the two other recent but the snow was heavy and packed hard asit By noou all electric street cars had stopped The storm came so suddenly that cars are stopped all along the as it was im possible to get them back to the Generally trains are three or four hours Kaided thePool NEW March The police made a raid on the pool closing several and arresting a or more of the Superintendent says that the commission business is a pretense and that the gambling was doiif iia the uool rooms instead of at the traci In the Post case the position taken by the United States was that the eight hours should consist of time employed in the actual distribution and collection of mail and that the carriers could not recover extra pay for other service within the performed by them in the connection with duties imposed on them by the The court holds that this position is and the carriers are entitled to ex tra pay for over eight hours work un der such Justice Brown rendered the Discussed Maiuleroous March senate discussed for nearly an hour the resolu tion offered by intended to limit the action of the senate in the present extraordinary session to executive or to legis lation not requiring cooperation on the part of the favored the but preferred to have it take the form of unanimous consent rather than that of a Objection to unanimous consent came from the Democratic side of the cham ber and the most strenuous opposition to the resolution came also from that side and the question finally went over without any It will come up for action at the next meeting of the senate on Cleveland Denies the March report that Cleveland had told congress men that he did not intend to appoint newspaper men t o for the reason that he might be accused of subsidizing the does not hold Con gressmen De Armond Burns and Morgan of called upon the president for the express pur pose of ascertaining the truth about the journalists need apply Dockery asked Cleveland point blank whether it were true or not that he had discriminated against newspaper and the answer came just as straight as the that there no such Caucus Couimittucs Work March senate Democratic caucus committee spont Monday afternoon in the final arrange ment of the listoof committees under re The list will not be made public until it is approved by the caucus and turned over to the Republican mi tu order that the remaining places on committees njay be Fiiiiinciiiil of the IJrooklyn March De Witt Talrnage of in answer to a reporters spoke as follows re garding embarrassment of his big Brooklyn it is will be lost to the congrega tion unless a large sum can be raised by April 1 We have been at our wits end how to our The em barrassment arises through no fault of The story in a nutshell is that years ago we built a large The next year we enlarged it at almost tho expense a new Just as we getting it paid for it burned Then we built another large Just as we were getting it paid for the lightning put an end to We then built this which is practically fourth counting the enlai gement referred to as a new build We have raised during my pastor 000 for religions But no church on earth could endure without serious embarrassment what we have been called on to go and We must have help or Our congregation is going to do its and day and night our people will exert The newspaper press are doing us a kindness that I know not how sufficiently to thank Talmage also stated that contributions for the purpose of relieving his congre gation from their financial difficulty might be forwarded to him in Brooklyn and would be promptly Cherokee Strip March Cherokee Strip agitators have just dis covered that should the Cherokees de cide not to accept the terms the Strip bill passed by congress that the Strip cannot be opened by the This has caused a great commotion and a delegation will at onceii0 to with the Indian several days a number of who have had cattle on the Strip for have been in conference with and it is believed they are planning to defeat the ratification of the bill by the and thus secure the Strip for pasturage for another term of There is considerable excitement over the matter and the boomers declare should the bill be rejected by the they will move on the Strip in a body and stay there to shoot every steer brought New Railroad In the March chief topic here is a proposed new rail road between Winnipeg and Lake Supe paralleling the Canadian say they have of ready to build the line and that all they want is a guar antee of the local government to urge terday morning a deputation of citizens waited on the government to urge that body to call a special session of the legis The company asks the govern ment for a cash bonus of on HO but does not ask for the payment of this amount until the completion of the road in Thepremier assured the deputation that their request would receive early NEW GOODS J I the March two weeks ago Morrison and prisoners confined in the jail at this They were traced to Davis by Sheriff and located at a farm house near Paris and early Sunday morning sheriff with a posse sur rounded the house and demanded their They were well armed and rushed from the firing at the offi cers as they The sheriffs men re turned the fire anda terrible foatile en sued in winch Morrison was shot through the body and instantly and Edwards was desperately The sheriff and posse escaped although the prisoners fired several shots at Illinois AiitloptioiiB March bill entitled an act to prevent gambling in lard and provisions by cor brokers or others was intro duced in the general assembly on 7 by Representative William Kent of the Eleventh So unob trusive was the debut of the which was referred to the committee on municipal that intelligence of its real importance did not reach the Chicago board of trade until Saturday when it created quite a McKinley Dont March McKinley said when asked about the re port sont out from Chicago that the subscription to his trustees in his behalf were Kutticient to discharge his entire liabilities in the Walknr that he knew nothing about H seemed very much annoyed by the publication and was not inclined to be concerning NEW March state ment is made that immediately McGlynn will comply with the one condition attached to his return to the Roman Catholic church and visit SPRING UST RECEIVED the largest stock of SPRING FURNISHING and Caps ever shown here RLIt THE HOVEItTffiS Of SEflSOflll We can show a complete line of the LATEST and POPULAR STYLES for YOUNG MEN in all the new shades and Also the latest things out in CHILDRENS CLOTHING which we shall make a specialty of this We guarrantee our PRICES to be THE LOWEST and shall continue to make them as popular as they were the past All goods warranted as and money refunded in all cases where purchase is not Please call Strictly One 3 MODELQN MAURICE B NICHOLS OLD POST OFFICE iS WEST She Wants the Body of Elaine at WILL PROVIDE A MONUMEN1 Governor Cleaves Has Written Itlitliie In to MID Bat Has Ke celveil No Mnlie No Tn Her March Acting under the terms of a resolution adopted by the legislature of Governor Cleaves has written to James Elaine requesting petmissioii for the state officials to remove the remains her late husband from Oak hill cemetery in this city to the capital city of Maine and his home throughout his long and prominent At the time the resolution was adopted by the it was understood the people of the state would provide a mon ument to mark Bhtines rinnl rest ing in rase the effort to secure the removal of the reniiiins was success Biaine returned last night from New York and has not made any reply to the request of the Whatever may be the decision reached in the it is understood that it will not indicate a change of residence for She will continue to make her home in but de sires to find a smaller and more retired house than the big red mansionshe now Poisoner at March Ross died Monday the third victim of an unknown whose work has been directed against tho fam ily of Eva Ross died Monday her died Itsr died All had the same In the stomach of each one arsenic was found in deadly The question that now agitates the community Who did the murder and how was the poison administered1 The so far as they have been point to Eva as a suicide and as the post inorten slayer of her mother and Eva was ll Her lot hadbeen a hard one and she was She is known to have purchased arsenic March UiiitiCM March time of the house was taken up with routine in listening to committee re An appropriation of has been provided for the payment of the ex penses of the various investigation com The governor sent a message to the knuua the uttt TivnvirHria ftir an additional judge in the Twelfth judicial An attempt to pass the bill over the veto was A resolution providing for a com mittee to confer with a senate com mittee to arrange a day for adjourn ment was The senate spent the day in raising the various items in the appropriation Smacks of March Partridge after a brief investigation made since their make the authoritative statement that thf fire originated from causes still in the mens south toilet room on the third near the The lirni is confident that some one knows how and when the fire started in the and is making a strict investigation to ascertain who was last using Chauucey years of and living with his parents in South is He left his home Friday afternoon and was seen afterwards in the of the He has not been seen It is feared that he may have been killed by falling Dont AVant NEW March a meeting of Presbyterians in the Scotch Presby terian theinnch mooted ques tion of accepting the overtures of the revision of confession of faith wad put over until the April Con siderable discussion followed on the overtures sent down by the general as sembly to the effect that women be ap pointfd to the duties of deacon without the The overtures were defeated by a small Victim of iiii March coroners jury in the case of Mary the young woman found dead in Pull on Friday returned a verdict charging Caroline a negro with the she having com passed tlie according to the cir cumstantial by an attempted From tlie NEW March a meeting of the Womens National Democratic Influence Mary Frost Ormsby was expelled from the presidency of the organization and its She was charged with the betraying of The matter of electing a new president was laid The Strike About March is apparent the bottom has fallen out of the Ann Arbor strike and that the difficulty will be adjusted within the next It is said the men will return to work in the but on what terms is not Apostolic Deletatn to South March bishop of Lcsagno has been arjointed apostolic delegate to the South American govern
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