IN THE CITY.
GUTHRIE ON A BIG BOOM
It Leads All the Magic Cities of
Additional l>i spat olios from the Territory
the Scenes on the Opening Day—
hUlfuatioa of the Lawful Boomers
When they San the Squatters—A Warn
i tag Issued.
Guthrie, Oklahoma, April 84.—Deal
ers in real estate have begun business.
One enterprising dealer has broke ground
for tire safe transaction of business.
. The stock of rifles which had been
placed there by tire government troops
on duty at the kind office, near by, is in
tent of United States Marshal Need-
Sees. The bent is surmounted by a large
When the second and third sections of
the train arrived yesterday, nearly ev
erything in sight had been taken, and
the only recourse left to those disappoint
ed in securing lots was o buy out suclr
holders ef lots as were willing to sell, or
run the risk of taking lots outside tire
legal limit. Both courses were adopted,
and a goodly number of Guthrie city lots
Guthrie already has its Main street, its
Harrison Btreet, its Guthrie avenue, and
its Oklahoma avenue, and yesterday
morning it was a wilderness, where an
telojie sported and the jack rabbit lapped
its ears in safety.
Yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock the
first municipal election occurred. The
election notice appeared in the Oklahoma
Herald, a daily paper published at Guth
rMi on the first day of its existence.
Tig council was elected at the same
time. Nearly ten thousand votes were
polled. There are about that many in
Guthrie with the intention of becoming
The Bank of Oklahoma opened for
business yesterday with a capital stock
of $50,000. N. W. Levy, a Wichita bank
er, is president. The new city is flooded
with cards of all sorts, representing every
line of trade, business profession, and
every occupation imaginable. A mass of
mail is expected to reach Guthrie post
office at an early day.
: Arkansas City, Kan., April 24.—A
special from Guthrie says that tliree men
who took claims there yesterday were
foully murdered about 5 o’clock by claim
Jumpers. The name of their assailants
and the victims could not be learned.
A vigilance committee are now scour
ing the country in search of the mis
creants, who, it is said, will be summari
ly dealt with if caught.
| Guthrie, I. TANARUS., April 24. —Precisely at
noon tire train passed a barbed wire fence,
running east, and which many supposed
to be the northern boundary of Okhn
The boomers had also taken a similar
▼lew, for as the advance was made south,
camps and tents were seen in every di
rection. Right hi a pleasant hollow,
with a miniature creek flowing through
it, a wagon was standing with every evi
dence of the owner’s idea that he had
reached the promised land. The horses
were tethered, the man was digging a
little branch that might have been either
a dividing line or a Are guard. The wife
was busy cooking. It was evident thewe
good people thought they had slipped
into Oklahoma unseen, and were safe.
Close by, on high ground, two men were
holding down the quarter section in true
military style. The morning was bright,
and the sun was intensely hot. its rays
reflecting on the well-polished barrels of
the Winchesters held by each. Fifty
wagons or more were making good time.
A mile further along, and after a brief
interview, the train pulled up and took
on board Lieut. Forster, who had been
on guard at this point with company H
of the G. T. cavalry. He reported that
all was quiet, and that he had held back
all on his ground, one hundred yards
The Line Crossed.
At 12:15 percisely there was a loud
whistle from the engine, answered by a
shout from the train, and we were in
Oklahoma at last.
Before the train had crossed the line
fifty yards a man sprang offi regardless of
the danger. He fell pretty heavily, but
■ on his feet in a few seconds, collect
iris baggage, which l#a iiad thrown
out ahead, and was turning sods before
the train was out of sight. For quite a
little distance, perhaps half a mile, no
other settlement was noted. Horsemen
were seen in the distance, and wagons
were also pressing on towards the better
land further south. On the summit of
the ridge, a little to the east, two horse
men were seen racing and urging their
steeds to their utmost. A little further
south was a man who had just alighted
from the mnle which was standing by
him, and whose back he was about un
loading. He had selected a pleasant
nook, skirted by trees. Further down
to tire west a colony of boomers had set
tled, and their wagons were so close that
there could be scarcely half the coveted
160 acres for each.
Already Full of Squatters.
So far it was just possible that every
boomer seen had waited until 12 o’clock
before lie crossed tiie line, but squtters
pure and simple now came in view.
There could be no pretense that any of
these had obeyed the law, and the im
mense number who had eluded the vigi
lance of the military, is a scandal. Tne
officers have kept on announcing all
along mat mere were no Boomers in the
Country, that all newspaper reports to
the contrary were false, and that the
guard was ample to keep out all persist
ent ones; yet a conservative estimate
ffiaces the number of squatters detected
from the train between the line and
Guthrie at 500. Considering that the
land passed through was of quite a poor
character, far below the average of Okla
homa,'this points to the conclusion that
ftn<r? must have been nearly enough
The Brunswick Times.
boomers within the territory to raise up
all the best claims before any law abiding
boomers had crossed into it."
There must have been at least 0,000
people in Guthrie three hours after the
territory was legally open for settlement.
It was wonderful the manner in which
disputes among the new comers were
settled iu this early part of the proceed
ings. Sometimes half a dozen men would
pounce on a lot simultaneously, or very
nearly so. Bach would oommence to
stake out, but after a little while a gen
eral agreement would be come to, and
every applicant but one would rush off
and secure an undisputed lot. There has
been, so far, no unpleasantness of any
Law lefts Settler. Warned.
The number of soldiers present is large
enough to insure order, and the follow
ing official notice has had good effect:
“General Merritt, in command of the
military department of winch this territo
ry constitutes part, wishes all law-abiding
people to know that United States troops
are nere (1) for the protection of govern
ment property and the United States
mails; (2) to guard the people from law
lessness and disorder. He desires to im
press on the settlers the necessity of con
ducting their affairs in a quiet and order
ly manner, deferring to the courts the
settlement of all controversies and con
flicting claims. It is hoped that wise
counsels and duo respect for the law will
£ revail, without the necessity of invok
lg its power, civil or military, which is
ample for all purposes of protection to
law-abiding settlers and for the due con
trol of those who seek to take the law
into their own hands.”
Occasionally two determined minds
would clash, leading to temporary dis
comfort, but a little firmness on the part
of the soldiers speedily nipped all dis
putes in the bud.
One man found that he had lost his
pocket-book, and complained to the of
ficer in charge.
“Well,” was the reply, “if it has been
stolen, and you can prove it, point out
the thief, and we will make a terrible
example of hinr.”
NO EXCESS OF IMMIGRATION.
What Congressman Springer Says Th.
Cherokee Strip to be Opened Up.
Springfield, 111.,April 24.—Hon. Wil
liam Springer, chairman of the commit
tee on territories of the national house of
representatives and author of the origin
al Oklahoma bill, was asked:
“Do you think there will be much
trouble and bloodshed among the set
“There have been apprehensions con
sidering the conflicts that may arise over
tire ownership of tracts of land,” replied
Mr. Springer; “these contests are or mi
nor and local importance. It makes no
difference to tho coi/ntry at large wheth
er John Doe or Richard Roe may occupy
a particular quarter section —the unsuc
cessful applicant has only to wait a short
time, possibly only a few weeks, when
other portions of the territory will be
open to settlement.
“If the commission appointed by the
president meets with anticipated success,
the Cherokee outlet containing over 6,-
000,000 acres of land will, in a few weeks
or months, and without additional legis
lation, be opened up to settlement under
the same terms as the land now being
occupied. The strip of land is nearly 200
miles long and 64 miles wide, or three
times larger than Oklahoma proper. The
part of the Seminole and Creek purchase
west of the 98th degree of longitude and
north of the Canadian River, containing
about 2,000,000 acres, will also be opened
up at an early day. These lands have
been purchased and paid for by the
U&iteu States, with the privilege of open
ing them to settlement under the home
stead law, and all that is required now
to accomplish this is an order of the sec
retary of the interior removing the Ara
pahoes and Cheyennes north of the Ca
nadian River to the south side of the
river, t})* larger portion of the reserva
tion being on the south side of the river.
Homes Enough for All.
There is no doubt that the great influx
of immigation into this region will com
pel tiie department to open up these
lands at once. Therefore, I say the ex
cess of immigration into this country,
while entailing temporary hardships upon
the disappointed settlers, will be condu
cive to great national prosperity, forcing
the government into at once opening up
the other unoccupied lands to settlement.
There will be homes enough for all who
are now seeking them.
"It is a matter of serious regret that
the senate did not pass the Oklahoma
bill. This bill would have furnished a
lawful government for the people, who
would have settled on these lands, and
would have entire confidence and dis
pelled all fears of violence. But I have
great faith in the capacity of the Ameri
can people to govern themselves, and
believe that the people who may settle
upon these lands will at once establish a
provisional government which will give
perfect security to persons and property.
How tliis can ire accomplished I will ex
plain briefly. As soon as more than 100
people have assembled at any place like
ly to become a town site, the inhabitants
should call a mass meeting and at once
appoint a provisional mayor and other
city officers, adopting for their guidance
and government tiie laws of Kansas, the
nearest state, in reference to the govern
ment of cities and towns. This provi
sional government should at once call an
election for aldermen and put a city
government in complete force. The
mayer of the city should next co-operate
in issuing a call for a territorial conven
tion, to be composed of delegates from
every municipality or centre of popula
Nearer to Heaven.
Parkersburg, W. Va., April 24.
Rev. James Stewart, minister of the
Christian church of Tyler county, died a
few days ago, and on his deathbed he re
quested that his body be buried on the
top of Honeysuckle Knob, the tallest
mountain in that locality, on the line of
Wetzel and Tyler counties. Tiie apex of
the mountain was so sharp that it was
found to contain room for only one
grave. . __
BRUNSWICK, GA., THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1889,
Preparations for the Advent of
ithe German Emperor.
The Anolent Custom of Receiving; a For
eign Potentate will Be Carried Out
on this Oecaeion —He Will Be £nter
tertalned by the Lord Mayor and Civic
Counoil —Great Preparations.
London, April 24. —1n view of the ap
proaching visit of the German emperor
to the metropolis, the corporation of
London has bean granted permission to
receive his majesty at the Guildhall,
where he will be presented with an ad
dress of welcome in a gold casket. Ac
cording to almost immemorial custom it
has devolved upon the lord mayor and
civic council to receive and entertain
every foreign potentate that has paid a
visit to tire reigning English monarch,
and this custom has been followed on
several occasions during the reign of
Queen Victoria. The preparations for
the historical event have been practically
Princess Charlotte Dead.
Stockholm, April 24.— Princess Char
lottes Argent, sister of King Oscar of
Sweden, is dead. The princess was born
April 24th, 1830.
INGALLS ON HALSTEAD.
The Kansan Says liis Rejection waft the
Natural Result of HU Own Attacks.
Topeka, Kan., April 24.—Senator In
galls, iu an interview on the rejection of
Mr. Halstead, said:
“The claim that Halstead’s rejection
was a blow at the liberty of the press
appears to me to be very conclusively re
futed by the comments that have been
made in the newspapers upon the action
of the senate. Equally untenable is the
assertion that those wlro opposed Mr.
Halstead were governed by personal re
sentment or the instinct of revenge. Mr.
Halstead, for the past quarter of a centu
ry, has been distinguished for his de
nunciation of Republican leaders when
ever he differed with them in their opin
ions of measures. His denunciation of
Grant, Lincoln, Logan, and others rvho
have been illustrious in arms and states
manship are historical. He in effect
counselled tire assassination of Lincoln.
His motive may have lieen good, but his
judgment certainly Iras not been ap
proved by the verdict of mankind. In
the Payne case in 1888, the question was
not whether ithe election of the Olrio
Legislature pure or corrupt. It was
one of law- and precedence under the
usages of tire senate in similar cases
where reports were rrrade by the senate
committee. A majority of the Republi
can members of the committee reported
agaiirst investigation, aird a majority of
the Republican members of the senate
sustained this report.
“Mr. Halstead immediately character
ized the action of those Republicans who
voted to sustain tire report as corrupt.
He declared in effect, if not in direct
terms, that they were bribed.
“It may lie interesting in this connec
tion to recallfihe fact that Halstead pur
sued Logan with unrelenting vitupera
tion almost to his grave. But a few days
before Logan-s death a heretofore impub
lished letter of Gen. Grant, in which lie
spoke disparagingly of Logan, was print
ed without cause, provocation or justiti
tion in The Commercial Gazette, and
among the last conscious utterances of
Gen. Logan upon his death-lied was an
expression of grief and anguish at the
publication of this letter after the death
of its author had rendered explanation
and reparation impossible.”
Paid the Men in Light Gold.
Danville. Ills., April 24—Great dis
satifaction exists among the employes of
the Chicago and Eastern Illinois railroad
at this place on account of their having
been paid off in light weight gold. Thir
ty thousand dollars was paid out by the
railroad company at this place, and a
large portion of it was gold stamped “L”
by the government. Such currency was
unknown in this vicinity, and it was re
ceived by the men and circulated readily
until it reached tiie banks, when it was
discounted 25 and 50 cents a coin. The
stuff was distributed with great impar
tiality among the train hands, shop men
and clerks. Tho company is investiga
ting the affair, and at present it is not
known whether the job was put up in
the paymaster’s department of the rail
road or whether a Chicago bank unload
ed oil the company.
Massachusetts Goes Wet.
Boston, April 24.—One hundred and
fifty-eight cities and towns outside of
Boston give the following vote on the
prohibition constitutional amendment:
Yes, 48,854; no, 55,328. The vote of
Boston is: Yes, 11,060; no, 31,075. The
amendment is defeated by from 85,000 to
The day was bright and 0001, with
prospects favorable for a large vote.
Both parties have been active in the cam
paign and a full vote was expected. The
day is a legal holiday with the exception
that certain business transactions relat
ing to contracts, etc., will be valid, and
banks, excliangos and wholesale business
houses are closed.
Charleston, S. C., April 24—This
morning the dead body of Ben Morris, a
constable of thdsudace, was found on the
tracks of the cßpeake and Ohio rail
ww, auout a linie rroiu nere. me Oody
had been mutilated by a passing train,
but it is believed that Morns was mur
dered and then placed on the railroad, so
that the grinding wheel* might cover up
the crime. He had made many enemies,
and it is thought that some of them may
have avenged themselves. A close in
vestigation of his death will be made.
Kloked to Death by a Pony.
DefiajkjS. QWo, April
Wilfyelni, jr., the fifteen-year-old son of
A. Wilireim, was kicked to death by a
Texas pony, which he was driving in a
sulky. Mr-y Wilhelm has tried several
times to induce his son to dispose of the
vicious animal, fearing such a result.
River In Flames.
Lima. Ohio, April 24.—Forty thousand
barrels of oil that flowed out of the Stan
dard’s bursted tank, flowed into the river
last night, took fire and presented a
grand sight. A large number of men
are working along the stream removing
fences and timber to prevent a confla
, COL. SHEPARD'S GEMS.
The Erratic New York Editor Delivers
Himself of Some Wisdom.
New York, April 24.—After a service
of song Col. Elliott F. Shepard was in
troduced to a fair-sized audience in the
hall of the Young Men's Christian asso
ciation yesterday afternoon. He begun
by saying that as all men are divided
into classes he could speak to them bet
ter if he knew to what class the men be
fore him belonged. In order to find this
out he asked all those who did not be
long to an Evangelical Christian church
to hold up their hands.
Then the speaker read a passage from
the Bible, commenting upon every two
or three words. These are some of his
“ does not mean only a
child or an intellectual giant or a public
man; it means all persons.”
‘y er i]y > verily !’ When Christ swears
in this way why should you accuse him
of lying by refusing to believe?”
“ ‘Blotted out of the Book of Life.’
When a came is in the Buok of Life and
is to be erased it is blotted out. That is
“They keep books in Heaven just as
they do on earth. Here it is not only
merchants that keep books, even lawyers
“If our names are found in the Book
of Life on the Judgment Day we will not
go into the terrible lake of tire.”
To Compete with tho .Standard.
Philadelphia, April 24. —A member
of the firm of the Globe Oil Refining
company, of this city, which is to antag
onize tiie Standard, says: “We will to
morrow aw ard a contract for nine oil
tanks of 40,000 barrels capacity each.
Our works on South Delaware avenue
will be completed this year. Contractors
are about to lay suitable foundations for
the plant.” Another gentleman said:
‘ (Messrs. Widener and Elkins and other
eapitaliste of the Globe company evident
ly " usi business, and if their Phiiadel
£p “rkiact is pushed as rapidly as pres-
Lti* evtv?k:ces go to show it will lie, oil
refining will be in progress before many
months are overs.”
ANOTHER PRIESTuY FRAUD.
A Swindler who Has Been Victimizing the
New York, April 24. —Rev. Richard
Whyte, assistant pastor of St. Francis
Xavier’s church, West Sixteenth street,
called on Inspector Byrnes a few days
ago, and informed him that he had reason
to believe that a person traveling around
among his parishioners and tiie public
generally, representing himself as Broth
er Joseph Manning, and collecting mon
eys for St. Mary's Orphans Mission in
Kansas City, was a fraud.
Detective Rogers, who was detailed on
the case, capturned the swindler in Har
lem, in the act of mulcting a wealthy
contractor. He was placed under arrest
and taken to police headquarters, where
he gave his name as Janies Reynolds.
He was attired in a clerical garb. He
confessed to Inspector Byrnes that he
had been swindling since the spring of
1888, when he was injured in a railroad
In his possession was found a forged
letter of authorization from Bishop Fink
of Leavens worth. Kansas, and a collec
tion book almost tilled with signatures,
some genuine and some forged. Among
the names were Joseph I. O'Donohue,
Eugene Kelly, John McCaull, J. D.
Crimmins, Lord and Taylor, I. Berlig
man. A. M. Palmer and Ada Rehan.
Opposite these names were sums varying
from $5 to 3150. He confessed his crime
and was held to await complaints from
Too Free with Hl* Soap.
Nf w York, April 24. —Jolinß. Rogers,
a theatrical man, was in Jefferson Mark
et police court yesterday morning to ap
pear- for a workman who had been em
ployed by him to scrub the neglected
statue of Lincoln in Union square. The
scrubber was promptly arrested by a po
lioeman as having no authority from the
proper officials. Justice Patterson held
him for trial.
The park commissioners are having
the statues regilded and cleaned up to
make a respectable appearance at tho
centennial celebration; but this was not
enough for Mr. Rogers, and he hired a
gang of scrubbers and went at the
bronze, which the park authorities claim
has been damaged S3OO or S4OO.
#73 a Month for Life.
Utica, N. Y., April 24.—Christian
Holzworth, of Lowville, rvho has been
insane for years, owing to hardships of
the war, lias received a back pension of
$13,000, and $75 a month for life. He
has a wife, three daughters and two
sons, and steps will lie taken to set apart
some of the property for their benefit.
His wife kus supported herself by taking
in washing. Holzworth is an incurable
inmate of the Lewis county asylum.
Mesmerized and Died.
Cozaddale, Ohio, April 24.—Presley
Morris, living near Goshen, Ohio, died
very suddenly. Not long ago he per
mitted himself to be mesmerized, and
while in this state, a pin was thrust
through his hand. Blood poison set in,
causing his death. He was about 22
years cf age. . ...
THE MOTION DENIED.
The Trial of Hawes Will Pro
ceed at Birmingham.
He Say. Ha Praters to baa Paying Mem
bar of tlia Manhattan Club —Another
Caso of Yellow Favor at Sanford,
Florida Tlia Plummorvllle Frauds
Birmingham, Ala., April 24. —1n the
criminal court this noon Judge Greene
overruled the motions for change of
venue and to quash the indictments in
the famous Hawes murder cases, and the
trial will proceed here. His counsel are
making a desperate fight for his life, con
testing every inch of ground.
AN ORDINARY CITIZEN.
Mr. Grover Cleveland Wl.be. to ba Thus
New York, April 84. —Ex-President
Cleveland has written a letter to the
Manhattan club of this city, in reply to
its action iu electing him a life member,
and expressing his own desire to become
one of its regular members.
“He says : “The kindly feeling man
ifested is especially gratifying, and yet
I am determined to ask them who have
been so kind to give further proof of
their consideration by permitting me to
become an every-day, paying, ordinary
member of the club. Li other words, I
should be glad to surrender my ex-presi
dential life membership. I understand,
of course, that I must run the chance of
election, but if opportunity is afforded,
my intentions formed when I took up
my residence here will be carried out.”
The governors of the club will comply
with Cleveland's request.
DREAD YELLOW FEVER.
The Grim Disease Again Breaks Out at
Atlanta, Ga., April 23.—Dr. Baird
received the following important dis
patcl tliis morning:
Sanford, Fla., April 28, 1889.
Dr. Baird, Atlanta, Ga.:
There has been one death from yellow
fever here. It is the only case at present.
Every precautionary step is being taken.
R. P. Daniel,
President State Board Health of Florida.
P. T. Baruum on Sunday-Schools.
New York, April 24.—P. T. Barnum
addressed large audiences in two churches
in Williamsburg Tuesday night the
First Reformed church and All Souls’
church. Mr. Barnum spoke mainly to
the young people. He contrasted the
manner of conducting churches and Sun
day-schools of to-day with that of sev
enty years ago. When he went to learn
his catechism he trudged through snow
and mud to stand up in a cold meeting
house with no stove in it, and had to
listen to prayers that stretched out over
an hour. Asa reward for close atten
tion. the young people received a ticket
entitling them to one mill. In the course
of three years, if they were lucky, a8
much as ten cents would stand to their
credit. This went to buy the old-time
catechism. Mr. Barnum dwelt upon tiie
pleasant features of the Sunday-school
and church of to-day, and congratulated
his hearers that they were not born in
Asking: for the pardon of the Youngers.
Jefferson City, Mo., April 24.—The
Missouri legislature is making another
attempt to secure the pardon of ihe fa
mous Younger brothers from the Minnes
sota penitentiary. The petition sets fortli
that the trio have been in the penitentia
ry thirteen years, and by excellent be
havior have, won the respeot of all offi
cers. The entire population of this state
would stand security for their good be
havior. They were victims of the civil
war and had lived on the border where
passion was hottest. The petition is
signed by nearly all the members of the
legislature and state officers. The
Youngers, Cole, Bob, and Jim were con
victed in 1876 of the raid on the North
field, Minn., bank and the killing of the
Hogs Seized with Hydrophobia.
Milan, Ind., April 24.—Two large hogs
belonging to George Craven, a farmer
near here, were bitten by a rabid dog
two weeks ago, and went mad. Crowds
of people went out to Craven's farm to
see the animals, which were suffering
with hydrophobia in the most violent
form. They were confined in a massive
pen, and the shrieks of the rabid animals
as they writhed in convulsions, were ter
rifying, and could be heard for half a
mile. One of the hogs died in a spasm
and the other one was killed. Every dog
in the locality has been shot, anil sus
pected stock is confined and anxiously
The Down-Trod Colored Race.
New York, April 24. —Jacob Levere,
a colored youth, was arraigned yester
day morning in the Jefferson Market
police court upon a char ge of disorderly
codduot. He was fined $lO.
When Justice Patterson uttered the
sentence Levere broke into a torrent of
profanity. It took three of the court
officers to subdue him and lead him up
to tiie bar to get an additional sentence
of tliree months for insulting the court.
A razor was found hid away in the ob
streperous boy’s boot when he was
searched in the police station.
A Plummervllle Confession.
Little Rock, Ark., April 24.—Warren
Taylor, arrested for interfering with the
congressional election at Plummerville,
has made a confession. He savs A. C.
Welles, A. H. Darnell, J. S. Woods,
Deputy Sheriff Bentley and himßelf car
ried on the ballot box and burned it.
60 Cents will buy
Of 9000 SEATING MATTIE ;
THE TIMES TOR ONE MONTH!
A Summary of Important and Interesting
News —World's News Abridged.
A Blight shock of earthquake was felt
Eighteen inches of snow fell on the
18th inst.'at VetaPass, Col.
Four personn were drowned near Car
thage, Mo., while trying to ford a swollen
First Comptroller Durham has severed
his connection with the treasury depart
The pope celebrated mass in the con
istnrv hpld Vtwturdntr \lumr utwonn-AM
The Duke of Edinburg is prostrate
from fever, and is returning to England
on hoard the Alexandria.
John T. Spicer was sentenced at Wa
pakoneta, 0., to two years’ imprisonment
lu the penitentiary for forgery.
The municipal government of the City
of Mexioo proposes to remove from the
streets telegraph, telephone and electric
At Attica, Ind., Simon Houtz sliotaqd
killed his wife and then killed himself.
The deed is supposed to have been caused
At Lebanon, 0., Frank Linn shot and
killed Mrs. Frankie Noah and then killed
himself. Jealousy is supposed to have
been the cause.
Right Rev. Bishop Keane, rector of the
Catholic university, who is now in Rome,
will sail on the steamer Umbria next
Saturday for home.
The remains of Constable Ben Morris,
frightfully mangled, were found on the
railway track at Charleston, W. Va. It
is believed he was murdered.
Capt. Schaffer, of the German steamer
Will Kommen, arrived at Baltimore
Monday from Bremen, reports passing
April 16th, latitude 40:30, longitude 56, a
quantity of wreckage, consisting of deck
house, spars and rigging, apparently of a
square rigged vessel.
A rumor has reached Fort Smith, Ark.,
that a stage running between Wagoza
and Walker on the southern border of
Oklahoma and on the bank of the Cimar
ron river, had been “held up” and robbed
late Thursday night. The driver jumped
into the river after being shot through
the arm, and reached the opposide bank
nearly unconscious. He walked to Wal
nut creek, and stated that the passengers,
consisting of two men and a boy, were
in the hands of the robbers, and the
coach had been burned. The rumor has
not been verified.
THE COLORED PILGRIMS.
President Harrison Handles the Delegation
Quickly and Without Gloves.
Washington, April 24 .—The Alnbamti
delegation of colored men which waited
on the president with what they called ou
the card which secured them admission
to the presidential presence, “a prepared
address,” succeeded in drawing from Mr.
Harrison an admission which justiiied
them in arriving at two conclusions:
First, that it is Mr. Harrison's deliber
ate purpose to attempt to break
up the Democratic party in the
south by dividing it on the industrial
and tariff issue; and, second, that the
movement started at Birmingham, Ala.,
recently, to establish a “ White Mail'd
Republican Party” in the south was ac
tually inspired by suggestions from the
White House, and that it is the intention
of the president to distribute, as far as
possible, the executive patronage in the
south on this basis, with a view of disin
tegrating the Democratic organization
by the tariff wedge thus inserted.
Before their chosen spokesman had
got half through the address the presi
dent interrupted by saying :
“Well, what do you want me to do?
I cannot very well use the army and na
vy to give you the protection you ask.
Post offices won’t do you any good.
What do you want?"
When the delegation left the White
House they resolutely refused to disclose
anything in regard to their interview,
this request having been made to them,
though not by the president. Afterward
the importance of the policy disclosed
weighed upon them, and late last night
a conference was held at Willard's hotel,
at which representative Republicans
from nearly every southern state were
E resent, and the report of the Alabama
rethren was considered in executive
session. What action was had upon it,
if any, is'closely guarded.
Attacking Newspaper Correspondents.
New York, April 34.—James R. Trask,
a notorious sporting man, and Robert
“Cade-Gaul,” the well known newspaper
correspondent, had a serious difficulty
to-day at the Eden Musee. It appears
that Trask said something derogatory to
the professional standing of Mr. Gaul’s
wife, who is an actress in the McCaull
company. The newspaper man immedi
ately resented the remark by promptly
knocking Trask down. Thereupon the
latter seized a chair and before Mr. Gaul
could avoid the blow it came crashing
down upon his skull, making a serious
wound from which he sank into a coma
tose state. Trask was arrested.
His physician says Mr. Gaul will be
about in a couple of weeks, and that no
real danger need be apprehended from
Deadly Assault by a Negro.
Lawrenceville, Ga., April i8 —A
negro named Will Bennett inflicted a
serious wound upon the head of Mr.
Hamilton, who lives near Woodward’s
mill, last Saturday morning. The negro
was plowiug for Mr. Hamilton, and when
given some instructions by the latter
cursed him. Mr. Hamilton picked up a
rock and started toward the negro. This
had the effect to shut the negro up, but
when Mr. Hamilton turned to go awav,
the negro picked up a rock and threw it,
striking Mr. Hamilton on the back of the
head, knocking him down and breaking
his skull, besides which the negro beat
him with a root after he had fallen.
Mr. Hamilton is in a precarious condi
tion, and the negro has been committed
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