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A BIG PLANT GOBBLED.
'.The OMo Oil Company Sells Out to
COMPETITION KNOCKED OUT OP BHAPE.
The Octopus Claw In 15,080 Jlcrei at One
Snatch An Additional, Dally Production
of 3,000 Barrels of the Stuff That For
nerlr Had Such an Odor and Couldn't
be Refined A Million-Dollar Company
Wiped Out Captain X J. Vandergrift,
tr Pittsburg. Glre Further Detail
About the Pipe Line Project Pipe Con
tract T ilch the Standard Ha Placed
la Pittsburg Kallw ay That Carry
. Them, and How They Are to bo Deliv
ered. , Yesterday's developments fully confirm
"the statement made in The Dispatch of
the same date in a special from Chicago,
rthat the Standard Oil Company was clos
ing arrangements whereby it was to obtain
possession of the Ohio oil field,
refine Lima oil and' pat it on the
market in competition with the more
expensive and desirable Pennsylvania pro
duct. The Ohio Oil Company yesterday
sold its 15,000 acres to the gant monopoly,
and thus shut off nearly all opposition in
Ohio.1 The pipe line arrangements are also
as stated, and the "largest refinery and oil
reservoir in the world" are being erected at
ISPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TBI DISPATCH.!
Lima, O , April 17. I arrived here late
this afternoon trom Chicago, from where
details of the great Standard Oil deal were
wired last night, and while I have hardly
had more than time to take my bearings,
am able to famish any amount of evidence
- corroborating what was sent last night. I
find the Standard has here a refinery con
slstlne of 20 stills, of 500 barrels capacity,
and am reliably informed that the clans do
not call for the doubling of this, but, on the
-other hand, 80 stills, for a like capacity, or
.an aggregate of 40,000 barrels capacity for
the mammoth refinery when completed. It
takes 48 hours to empty these stills, and the
'daily capacity, when, completed, will be
A Continuous Citr of Tanks."
iJThe preseatreCneryisntpon theouisklrts
of this town, of about 20,000 inhabitants,
and is surrounded by about forty 30,000
barrel tanks. A short drive to the south
ward showed a continuous city of these
tanks.all located with mathematical pre
cision. These tanks extend as far south as
Cridersville, six miles distant, and cover
hundreds of acres of rich farmland, as level
as a floor. This seems to be the distinctive
characteristic of this field. I am told there
is not even a hill within 50 miles of it A
noteworthy fact is that itis seeping out around
the roof of many of these tanks, all of which
are said to be fulL
The Bis Reservoir Well Under Way.
"Work on the 22-acre reservoir is being
pushed. It is located in the roods, from
which the timber has already about all been
removed, and most of the stumps taken out
I find this reservoir is to be floored with
grooved plank and subdivided into com
partments of one acre each. It is to be com
pleted by October 1. The plans of the
Standard call for such extensive work here
that it cannot be completed before snow
I was too late to see the oil fraternity to
night, bat from H. D. Campbell, one of the
editors of the Lima Gazette, I learned con
siderable news, all of which is corroborative
of what has already been printed He says
the Standard now Has five men, headed by
William Fleming, in this field closing for
all possible territory at advancing prices,
and that they succeeded to-day in closing a
deal with the Ohio Oil Company, an associa
tion of the largest producers, whereby they
secure about 12,000 acres of land, about
one-fourth of which has been tested.
Something; of the Squelched Company.
The daily production of the developed
part of this vast tract is 3,000 barrels. The
company, by the way, is officered by old
Pennsylvania oil men. H. M. Ernst is
President, W. H. Mandehille, Treasurer,
and J. C. Lineman, General Manager. The
,r capital stock is $1,000,000, and the price is
said to have been $75 per share of par value
This deal, which seems to have been made
in the nick of time, gives the Standard
about 25,000 acres in the Ohio held, the
chief tract of which extends a distance of
nearly 50 miles from a point in the edge of
;Mercer county, beyond St Mary's in
Auglaize county, around through Auglaize
and Allen counties, to Lima, which city i
headquarters of all operations.
What Lie Under the Surface.
There is another feature to this purchase.
The Ohio Oil Company was not only the
most formidable competitive producer Bince
the Standard had acquired so much terri
tory . but it furnished oil to the Lima Oil
Company, of this city, and Schofield, Sher
mer & Teagle, of Cleveland, and this deal,
of course, shuts these two Independent com
petitors oat It is believed, however, that
they "will be able to get sufficient supply
from other producers, of whom about ten,
with a production of 50 to 600 barrels daily,
have narrowly escaped the clutches of the
Among those who are fortunate enough
to not have sqld oat to the Standard is the
firm of Hoover Bros., Mehaffey & Spear,
who own 700 acres in the midst of the field,
with 600 barrels production already devel-
, oped. They are now erecting temporary
stills for experimental purposes, and con-
" template erecting a large refinery in com-
.,, Pany with Albany, N.X., parties.
The Actunl Vatse of ItB Oik
I asked Mr. Campbell what practical oil
vjken)wlll consider Lima oil'worth, as com-
Bared" with Pennsylvania oil. He says they
haveot regarded it as being worth as
I much M the Washington county, Pennsyl
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Tama, product, out mat it nas oeeu m
along "by'the best of them that there is no
such difference in value as indicated by the
prevailing prices. He says hehasbeen told
that !20 cents per barrel would coyer the dif
ference Injalue. As to the cost ofproduc
tion here, he says oil men agree that at 25
cent it would afford handsome
profits. I asked him whether the
Standard las acquired all the desirable ter
ritory, and he says that not only have they,
not, but that the extent of the field is
yet unknown, -and drillers at Buckland, on
the Lake Erie and Western Hallway, wljich,
is new territory, continue to bring in 100 to
200 barrel wells, and "beside this fineterri-
ftory, there is a great amount or wnatis
known as 40 to 60-barrel territory, wmen
has not been taken in by the Standard, and
a considerable amount of uncertain terri
tory, which some oil men believe to be rich.
He says the Standaid people here neither
affirm nor deny the published Teports ol the
The Scoop Complete ni Stated.
Confirmatory of all that has been stated
by The 1)ispatch correspondent, another
special from Lima says: The Standard Oil
Company to-day closed the deal whereby
they became the possessors of a majority of
the stock of the Ohio Oil Company. This
gives them control of the Lima field. The
Ohio Company iscom posed of an association
of producers in this field. Their leases
cover 15,000 acres, with a daily production
of 5,000 barrels of oiL A considerable por
tion of the territory is as yet undeveloped.
The price paid for the stock is said to range
from 67 to 75 cents. C. P. Lufkin conducted
the business for the Standard Company.
They have a large force of men engaged
in enlarging their refinery grounds here,
with the intention of making these Solar
works, the greatest refinery in the country.
' HE IS AN AUTHOBITY.
Captain J. J. Vandergrift Say That Uma
Oil SUU Smell He Confirm the
Pipe Ilne Story and Giro the
True Inwardne of it.
"Does Lima oil still smell, or does it
In those words a reporter of The Dis
patch asked Captain J. J. Vandergrift,
yesterday, afternoon, for a confirmation or
denial of the story telegraphed this paper
from Chicago. It was assumed that the
Captain should know al about the matter,
on account of his official connection with
the National-Transit Company, The Pipe
Lines, and the Standard Oil Company. He
had received the reporter in the office of the
National. Transit Company on Fourth
avenue, next to the Petroleum Exchange.
"It still smells,' he replied, "and it
smellsjustasloudas ever. I know this to
be true,' If I were to break a bottle of it in
this office at this moment the odor would
drive us all from the bnilding. Soyou see
what The Dispatch printed from Chicago
this morning about the swell having mys
teriously disappeared is all nonsense''
"How is the story borne out by facts in
other respects?" continued the writer.
"Well, so far as that pipe line is con
cerned The Dispatch is correct," an
swered Captain Vandergrift "Now here is
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of that: This-3ma tjilT-n be -pumped to
New York without difficulty. There is at
this moment empty tankage for as much as
16 000,000 barrels in the upper oil regions of
Pennsylvania. It is a great deal cheaper
for the Standard to lay pipe lines to fill
these empty tanks than to cut down the
tanks and remove them to Ohio. Tanks are
always better as they stand than after re
moval and rebuilding. The oil will there
fore be taken to these Pennsylvania tanks
on its road to New York, and no vast reser
voir will be bnilt fonts storage at Lima.
That is all bosh."
"Will the pipe line to be built from the
Lima field to Cleveland connect with the
Pennsylvania system of pipe lines, and thus
reach the empty tankage in the upper region
of this State?"
Captain Vandergrift allowed a gentleman
seated at his side to answer this question.
He said that a connection could not be
made because Lima oil and Pennsylvania
oil would not mix. Bun the Lima product
into the same pipes with the Pennsylvania
article and the oil of this State would be
reduced down to the same grade and level
as the Lima oil, because of the sulphur and
other impurities that would be thrown into
it Therefore the pipe line for the Lima
oil will hate to be extended clear to the
upper regions. Captain Vandergrift con
firmed this explanation.
SBCBET OF BEFINING.
"Now, about the refining of this odorous
oil," continued Mr. Vandergrift "We
have always known that it can be refined.
Bat here is what makes it expensive. Lima
oil can be refined to the extent of 50 per
cent, as against 85 per cent in the Washing
ton county oil. However, the cost of re
fining that 50 per cent is found to be greater
.than the bo per cent in tne otner. a see it
stated in your paper this morning that the
price of the Lima oil has been increased.
That is altogether wrong. It is still selling
at Lima for 15 cents. I do'n't know what
they may charge for it in Chicago as fuel,
bat when you want the market price of oil
you should go to the fountain-head for it,
and in this case that is at Lima, O. There
it still brings only 15 cents." ,
"Is it true that the Standard has bought
13,000 acres of oil territory in Ohio at 5100
"I'll venture there are not over 400 acres
which they own in fee simple. The balance
of the ground is held by them on leases.
Yes, the Standard or somebody has been
buying oil leases right along out here. It
has been no secret It is cheaper for them
to do that than have the
OTHKB PBODTJCEBS TJTJBH IN
upon them with a great production more
than the pipe lines will carry. Therefore it
pays them to buy these leases and hold the
oil in the ground until it is needed. I
shoald-not be surprised if the Standard con
trols by these leases some 15,000 acres. That
is not much. Sour paper said to-day that
it was 13,000 acres. This is by no means
the bulk ot theXima oil field, or at least it
is flot so far as you can judge, for in buy
ing oil leases all the land you get is by no
means oil-producing territory. Land is
leased by oil prospectors generally in every
direction whether oil has been fonnd upon
it or not This is the case here. But there
are thousands and thousands of acres of
land out there held by other people. Why,
right here in this office several thousand
acres of it are held by men individually,
independent of their employers. The Stand
ard could not buy up the State of Ohio.if it
what t. j. vandebgbift says. ,
"There, is but little new in the Lima oil
story," aaid T. J. Vandergrift "You may
talk as you please about refining the oil;
you will find that the biggest part of the
item is the fuel that is to be used in Chicago
as a competition to our natural cas."
"What about refining the oil?"
"Ol course it can be refined. The wise
ones have known that for two years; but the
Continued on teventh page.
ONE, TWO, THREE, GO!
The Boomfrs Haye Thrown Away
All BaggagerExcept'Gnns, and Are
WAIW.OFTHE-TYORI) TO START.
Floods Have Made the Oklahoma Eivers
- i Almost Impassable,
JfO'LIQUOR WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER.
The Journey Across the HentraVBtrfp Will "Cro
menced at Midnight
The Oklahoma boomers are in at line at
the edge of the neutral strip waiting for the
moment they can start in the race for the
promised land. Many will carry nothing
but their weapons. The risen river will
prevent the taking of much luggage. The
start from Colwell will be made at mid
night The troops will be in front to pre
vent all entry to the territory before Mon
day. Newspapers and banks will be estab
lished at once.
IKPECIALTELXGRAMTO THE OISFATCB.1
Abkansas City, Kan., April 17.
Long trains of white covered prairie
schooners have been coming into town all
day. The camps of the Oklahoma boomers
to-night' are all astir and the streets are filled
with men who have come from all parts of
the country. Captain Couch is here. He
has been the busiest man in town to-day.
Although Couch is one of the original
boomers he stands no better show of getting
a slice of the Oklahoma pie than does the
most modest farmer who has traveled here
from the East Beports from Wichita, Well
ington, Kansas City and Caldwell show that
the great army of men massed along the
Cherokee strip are ready to march toward
the promised land. The start will be made
The recent heavy rains in the Chickasaw
'Nation have swollen the stream to such an
extent that the country is overflowed. Some
cattlemen rode in to-day from Caldwell, and
report that Pond creek, near there, is on a'
tear and that 200 men are engaged in trying
to save the bridge near that point
The bridge is weighted down with sacks
of earth and made fast to the shore with
hawsers. Few of the boomers west of here
will be able to get their supplies across the
swollen streams, and those who do not come
here will endeavor to get over in person
with their weapons as their only baggage
and return subsequently for their outfits.
The Arkansas and Walnut rivers have sub
sided, but the Cimarron is booming at a
It would be hard to describe the feverish
excitement prevailing in the towns along
the strip. Every man distrusts his neigh
bor. A false alarm would send the thous
ands of restless men over the border like a
flock of sheep. It is going to be a mad
scramble for the cherished land, and. in the
rush there are certain to be bloody collisions
and tintold misery.
Colonel Sam Crocker, an original and.un
terrified boomer, is at the head of a colony
at Pond creek, which has XptitSt destination
town.tliere, "Several hundred will follow
him. Another town Bite company has
wealthy people of Wellington, Anthony
and Kiowa in it, as well as several Eastern
capitalists. They are fully equipped with
fleet ponies, and the 22d will be found not
many miles from King Fisher.
THE FUTUBE CITIES.
There are a number of colonists whose in
tention is to be first at either Guthrie or
Lisbon, as it is conceded these points will
make large towns. It is estimated that
Outhrie when one day old will have a popu
lation of 10,000 people. The announcement
of Captain Hayes, who is commanding the
cavalry detailed to guard the border here,
that settlers would be allowed to cross the
line into the Cherokee strip immediately
after midnight Thursday, nas created a
great stir among the prospectors here, and
it is thought that the large majority of them
will take advantage of the opportunity, and
that midnight to-morrow will witness a
grand rash into the strip.
The campers realize that all cannot cross
the border at the same place, and there will
be a scattering along the border for miles.
A terrible wind and rain storm passed over
here last night which played havoc with
the boomers' tents. Women and children
were drenched and badly frightened.
A dispatch from Caldwell says: The
Oklahoma excitement is at its height here
to-day. It is almost impossible to get
along the streets, the crowd is so dense.
Five hundred wagons was the estimate
placed on the arrival of to-day, while the
reports of those to come to-morrow will
double the amount.
Captain Woodson, of the Fifth Cavalry,
says he will search every outfit to make sore
that there is no liquor of any description
taken into Oklahoma. If he does, he will
prevent no less than a dozen men, who are
camped here with all the way from a ten
gallon keg to ten barrels of whisky, who in
tend opening saloons in Oklahoma.
A bank was organized here to-day by
prominent capitalists, which will open for
business on the 22d at Lisbon. There are
plenty of town-lot schemes hatching. Col
"bniesof old soldiers are forming at several
points to get bomesteads and use the shorter
time of their residence to secure title and
then turn part of the land into towns.
The heavy rains of last night have made
the streams worse than ever, and unless they
subside there will be great difficulty in
reaching Lisbon (formerly Kingfisher) from
here. The stage company has just ordered
nearly 1,000 feet of heavy rope, to be used
inlbrding, if necessary. The outfit for the
hotel at Kingfisher arrived here to-day.
The managers have sleeping and eating
tents, ranges and a huge lot of eatables of
MUCH JEALOUS FEELING.
The country here is Yery beautiful now
after the rains, and the Cherokee strip south
of Caldwell is as good as any. It is fertile,
rolling prairie. The cattlemen are not yet
reconciled to the situation and look on the
settlers with Ill-concealed dislike. This is
the headquarters of the Live Stock Associa
tion, and many business men are connected
with the cattle companies.
The boomers will start all togetherto-mor-row
with the troops in front of them. It
will be a sight not often presented before in
America a thousand or more settlers
marching toward homes under the regula
tions of the War Department The settlers
here are of a remarkable good class. Most
of them have comfortable outfits. Sounds
of the violin and banjo proceed from many
of the tents and the tenants have newspapers
and Oklahoma literature in sight, reading
all the time.
Everybody seems to be for himself, rather
jealous'and suspicions of others, than united
by bonds of friendship. Some experienced
frontiersmen say there will be no trouble of
any sort at Lisbon, while others say it can
not be prevented. After Monday the, ol
diers cannot act except on request of the
civil authorities, so the county marshals
will have to do pretty much all the work of
The first number of the Oklahoma Times
will be issued at Oklahoma City on the 22d
by A. C. & 17. W. Scott v
CAR' STRIKERS GROW RI0T0U8.
Serious Trouble feared by the Police In the
Minneapolis, April 17. Although the
street car company succeeded in running
some cars overthe lines in the city to-day,
the atrike'is not by any means over. There
were several "brushes" between the strikers
and their sympathisers and the police. The
mob dn Washington avenue was the hardest
to handle. It would be scattered in one
place only to gatherjn another. Many ar
rests were made, sosae of the officers picking
up small boys and'lugging them off to the
station when they could fasten no charge
upon grown persons. '
A little after 3 o'clock a Bloomington
avenue car going north was "boarded by a
number of men. The police were forced off.
It gathered others as It proceeded, and when
it reached Hennepin avenue it was packed,
many climbing 6n the top. The driver be
came excited and the car was run off the
track several times. It was finally started
for the shops about two blocks away. A
small riot followed on its arrival there.
After some savage clubbing by an officer
and with the assistance of the office em
ployes, President Lowry lending a hand,
the car was housed, but not before it was
The attempt to effect a settlement of the
differences' between the company and the
strikers this afternoon was a failure. The
police fear serious trouble to-night To
guard against it as much as possible Chief
of Police Brackett ordered that no cars be
run after 6 o'clock, which order was obeyed.
ONLX'JUBTAKES TO BE RECTIFIED.
The Pension Office Crowded With Appli
cant for a Rehearing.
Washington, April 17. Assistant Sec
retary Passey to-day issued the following
circular letter to pension claimants and at
torneys: With reference to motions for the reconsid
eration of pension claims that have been
already adjudicated on appeal to the Secretary
of the Interior, theDepartment holdsbow , as
heretofore, that the right of an incumbent to
review or to reconsider a predecessor's decis
ions does not relate to Questions involving
.mere discretion and judgment, bnt extends
only to mistakes in matters of fact arising
from errors in calculation, or to palpable errors
of law and to cases of rejected claims in which
material testimony is afterward discovered and
This rule is deemed by this, as by former ad
ministrations, to be essential to the establish
ment of well-denned legal precedents, and to
the putting an. end, sometime, to profitless liti
gation of appeals involving the same case or
claim. . Where the incorrectness of a former
adjudication is so manifest upon a review of
the evidence, thatit is not a matter of dispute,
the department will not refuse to do justice
because the error is of long standing and has
been sanctioned by Subsequent action. A faith
ful observance ot the foregoing rule by claim
ants and by attorneys alike will greatly facili
tate the business of the-department relating to
RDSSELL WILL RUS IT.
Parneli I Preparing ror HI Damage Salt
Aealnst the Jiondoa Time.
XONDON, April 17. Mr. Parneli has en
gaged Sir Charles Bussell, Mr. Askwith
and Mr. Arthur Bussell to conduct the
libel suit brought by hlmagainstthe Times.
The trial of the case will take place
in London in the autumn. The
specific charges against the Times
are that it published a fac
simile of a letter dated in April, 1887 which
was falsely ascribed to. Mr. Parneli, and
that it published other Jetters during the
trial 6f the case ofjp',D0nnell-ersus Wal
ter, among them being" the Kilmainham
letter, beginning "Dear E.," which the
Times subsequent to the trial called genuine.
Parneli will insist that the case be con
fined to the subject of the issue of the forge
ries and that all questions of a political na
ture be excluded from consideration. The
Bev. Father Covenay has commenced suit
against the Standard for saying that he ap
proved the murder of Police Inspector Mar
tin at Gweedore, Ireland.
CARNEGIE'S NEW ROAD.
It i Again Asserted ThntHeWlII Bun One
to the Lakes.
Cleveland, April 17. The stockhold
ers of the Valley Bailroad met here to-day
and elected three new directors. It is given
out unofficially that the road has been
sold to a New York syndicate, includ
ing Andrew Carnegie, of Pittsburg,
and that it will be' extended by
the purchase of other lines to
Pittsburg from Canton, thus making 'It a
competitor of the Cleveland and Pittsburg
Ultimately the object is said to reach the
seaboard by a road' similar to the defunct
South Penn. The Valley extends from
Cleveland to Valley Junction, south and
east 91 miles.
ANOTHER RIOT IN IRELAND.
The Police Charged a Crowd, and a Number
Were Roughly Hnndled.
Londondebbt, April 17. Prof. Harri
son has been committed to Londonderry jail
for trial at the Court of Sessions on Tuesday
next on the charge of assisting besieged ten
ants at Gweedora. While Prof. Harrison
was being conveyed to jail he was heartily
cheered by the populace.
The sergeant who was in charge of the
policemen' who arrested Prof." Harrison,
ordered his men to "Butt the life out of,
them," and Fathers Gildea, Boyle, Conrad,"
O'Brien and O'Shea and a reporter of the
London Daily News were roughly handled.
Women were trampled upon by the crowd,
and in some instances were clubbed by the
police. The excitement was intense, (he
populace being greatly enraged by the
SHE HAD FORTY THOUSAND.
An Aged Female Beggnr Dies In Apparent
Poverty and Neglect.
Ne-wOeleans, April 17. Felice Viart,
aged 12, a professional beggar, died here
two days ago of debility and neglect in
an old shanty in the rear of the town. She
had lived here for over 20 years, in the most
abject poverty, supporting herself by beg
ging, which she lollowed as a regular pro
fession. The Coroner inspecting the cir
cumstances of her death, discovered hidden
around her shanty $38,000, of which $2,600
was in gold, secreted in an old flower pot in
the yard and $36,000 in gold bonds, stocks
and securities concealed in the walls. '
The woman was believed to be in destitute
circumstances. She came here from France,
and her only relative and heir lives in
HOW TO BE HAPPY.
After a Fatally Jar a Chicago Conple Keep
Mara for Year and Grow Rich.
tSFZCUI. IXLEGRAM TO THX DISPATCH.!
Chicago, April 7. During' a family
row 12 or 15 years ago Mrs. Abner Purcell,
living near here, told her husband
that if he deeded a certain piece of
land in a certain way she would never
speak to hinvagain. The man saw the op
portunity of his life, deeded the land, and
the woman has not spoken to him since.
They lave led. a remarkably blissful life
and accumulated money.
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APELL 18 ' 1889. " -r..,-'- VHREE CENTS
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KICKER HP A E0W.
An Indiana Man Appointed to an
Important Territorial Office.
MB. PORTEETO EDIT THE CENSUS.
Russell Harrison's Chances for aha Senate
Considered Quite Good.
A FRIEND SAIS HE OANKOT'BE BEATEN.
Chief Eel Cloud piakes His Hlnth Call on a Kew
President Harrison has deviated from his
rule and the Chicago platform by appoint
ing an Indiana man to an important Terri
torial office. It has kicked up a row in the
incoming State. Bussell Harrison's chances
of being one of the new Senators from Mon
tana are considered good. Editor Porter,
of the New Tfork Press, has been appointed
Superintendent of the Census, a position de
sired by a Pittsburg gentleman.
israelii, TEtEORAil to THE DIsrATCH.l
Washington, April 17. President
Harrison's appointment of W. H. Calkins,
of Indiana, as Chief Justice of Washington
Territory, has kicked up a big row among
the politicians of the. embryo State. The
Chicago platform promised that the Terri
tories should be governed by their own citi
zens, and Mr. Harrison started out bravely
on that line. He has fonnd, however, asdid
Mr. Cleveland before him, thai the pressure
is sometimes too much for him, and he has
Delegate Allen had recommended a lead
ing lawyer of the Territory for Chief Jus
tice, and is sorely disappointed that the
man with the carpet bag carried off the
prize. The Territory Is pretty evenly di
vided politically, and the Democrats will
makethe'most of the Bepublican dissatis
faction at the coming election.
Mr. Calkins was an, able and useful rep
resentative in Congress. ,He was defeated
by Colonel Gray in the race for the office of
Governor of Indiana in 1884. He wanted
to be Commissioner of the Central Land
Office under the present administration, but
failed to get the appointment
A LUCK! ENGLISHMAN.
Editor K. P. Porter Will Superintend tho
Collating of the Cenns,
rtFKCTAI. ILXOnwlX TO THE DISPATCH!
Washington, April 17. Again the
President brought the newspaper men to the
front to-day, in the appointment of Bobert
P. Porter, editor-ln-chlef and a proprietor
of the New York Press, to the important
and highly responsible position ot Superin
tendent of thefCensus. The candidates for
the place were Mr. Porter, Mr. Joseph D.
Weeks, of Pittsburg, and Hon. Carroll D.
Wright, Commissioner of Labor, though
Mr. Wright was rather the candidate of
persons who are ambitions to succeed, him
in his present position. " He was not an ap
plicant, and made no effort to get the place,
butitistaken for granted" thac if President
Harrison had had any intention of sup
planting him as Commissioner of Labor he
would have transferred him to the position
now given to Mr. Porter.
The appointment of Mr. Porter is gener
ally commented on with great favor. He
did faithful and valuable workuand an im
mense deal of it, under Mr. Walker, the
Superintendent of the last census, and his
mind runs constantly in the channel of
statistics. Mr. Porter is now in New York,
but will come on to this city at once
and begin arranging the elaborate ma
chinery necessary for the great work.
Mr. Porter is an Englishman by birth,
but has lived in this country for many
years, and is a naturalized citizen. He is
about 45 years of age, and is best known as
an ardent advocate of a protective tariff.
He was one of the chief assistants of Prof.
Francis A. Walker of Massachusetts, the
Superintendent of the Collection of the
Census of 1880. He has for years paid a
great deal of attention to statistics relating
to the tariff and the industrial situation, and
he had the support of 34 Senators for the
office to which ne was to-day appointed.
RUSSELL HA"RRIS0N IN LINE.
His Friends Booming Ular for United Stales
Senator From Montana.
rSFZCIAI, TXLSOBAK TO THB DISPATCH. 1
Washington, April 17. It is begin
ning to be whispered about that Mr. Bus
sell Harrison will not be permitted to re
main a private citizen, nor even so semi
public a character as an editor of a newspa
per. It is possible that he may be one of
the first two Senators from the new State of
Montana. Major E. O. Waters, General
Manager of the Yellowstone Park Improve
ment Company, said to-day that Mr: Harri
son was so popular with the people of Mon
tana that there was little qouot they would
insison his being sent to the Senate.
"We could not have a,better man to Tep
resent us at Washington," said the Major,
"And Bussell Harrison is very closely
identified with all the material interest: of
Montana. As Secretary of the Stock
Growers' Association of the Territory, he
has rendered valuable services, which are
thoroughly appreciated by our leading men.
There is going Ao be a lively time in the
Territory next fall, growing out of the
election, and the two great political parties
being so evenly divided will make the
struggle all the more interesting. Some of
the old Democrat money kings are going to
pnt in their best licks to carry Montana,
and will dig up moneybags that have been
buried for these many moons, but they
won't get there."
BUSINESS AND PLEASURE.
The Object of the Visit of an Indian Chief to
the, Great Father.
Washington, April 17. Bed Cloud,
the big Sioux chief, called on the President
this afternoon, accompanied by Agent Jor
dan, of the Eosebud Agency. Bed Cloud
was attired in civilized garb, and wore a
slouched hat of the typical frontier pattern.
It Is his custom to make a pilgrimage to
Washington on the incoming of every new
President, and this is the ninth time he has
paid his respects to the Great Father.
Bed Cloud is in a harry to secure the
payment of the $28,000 appropriated by
Ct nzress to pay for a lot of ponies which
the. "United Sta'tes troops took away from his
band in 1875, when, it was feared that they
were going on the warpath. One of his pur
poses here is to see if this money cannot be
paid to him and his people at once.
TDEI WERE SENTENCED FIRST,
And Then a Large Reward Offered to Secure
Havana, April 17. Captain General
"Salamanca has issued a proclamation offering
a reward of $2,000 each for thcr capture of
Victor and Luis Mactin, brothers, who have
been sentenced to death for kidnaping; and
$1,000 for the capture of Juan Suarcz, an
accomplice, iwho has been sentenced to life
Imprisonment at. hard labor.
HYDEOPHOBIi' CUBED. ,
A Coanectlcat Doctor Use a OllpptP
JndJetonIr and HI Young Patient
Quit Barking and Foara '
lng at the Month.
rsrrcTAL TELEGRAM to the disp atc.I
Ansonia, Conn., April 17. A few
weeks ago a boy living with George Curtis. I
a farmer of Campville, near Waterbtrry,
was oqt hunting woodchucks with Mr.
Curtis' dog. He came home and showed on
his hand a few scratches, which he said had
been made by the dog just after thatanimal
had been worrying a woodchuck- Last
week the boy showed signs of hydrophobia.
He would foam at the mouth, go through a
spasm -and bite and snap just like a dog.
barkine and growling in the meantime.
Physicians from Water bury were summoned,
and after diagnosing the case and pro
nouncing it a case of rabies they went home,
leaving opiates to be taken when the Spasms
came on, but saying that the case could, not
be cured, and it was only a question of time
when the boy would die.
The lad's sufferings were terrible; and
finally Dr. Wiggins, of Litchfield, was
called. He found the boy lying on the
floor, going through a spasm, while around
him stood several neighbors waiting and
watching for the end. Dr. Wiggins glanced
at the boy's eyes, felt his pulse, and de
manded a glass of water. He was warned
that the sight of water would cause another
and more violent spasm, but he insisted on
it being brought Liftingthe boy's head on
his arm, he held the water to his lips, and
after some time persuaded the patient to
drink it This he did, and, to the surprise
of all, no spasms followed.
Dr. Wiggins then stood the boy on his
feet, called for a slipper, and taking him
across his knee administered a strong dose
of practical medicine on the bare skin.
Since then there has been no return of the
spasms, no frothing from the mouth, no
barking or growling or snapping. It was a
most complete cure, and one which ought to
go on record as the simplest and most ex
peditious treatment known to the profes
sion. ' To-day the boy was plowing, and he
confidentially said to a friend that after all it
is better to do his chores than to play at hy
drophobia. ANOTHER TRUST IN SIGHT.
The Manufacturers of Batcher' Supplies
are Endeavorlnc to Organize.
Chicago, April 17. The manufacturers
of butchers' supplies are attempting tq form
a national organization to regulate the trade
and prices. This afternoon 20 representa
tives of western firms, with an invested cap'
ital of between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000,
met at the Grand Pacific Hotel to discuss
the subject After several hoars' session
they concluded to try their hand at such an
operation, and with that end in view a
temporary organization was effected. G. V.
Brichitt, of St. Louis, was chosen president
and F. Benrices, of St Paul, secretary.
Owing to the absence of many large east
ern manufacturers, whom it is hoped will
co-operate with the western dealers, nothing
was done except to appoint- a committee to
formulate the action of the meeting and lay
it before those not present The committee
has power to call another meeting, which
will probably be held a month hence in this
AS AN EASTER GIFT.
A Bailroad magnate Present Each of HI
Employe With a Bermuda Lily.
JSFICIAI. TEJ.EOKAMTO ai,nisrATCH.J
UEWYbB-; April 17. Secretary Will
iam J. Richardson, of the Atlantic Avenue
Bailroad Company, of Brooklyn, is In Ber
muda seeking rest and relaxation after his
labor in suppressing the tie-up on his road.
He has just sent each of his men, without
regard to whether he was a striker or one of
those taken on to replace the strikers, a
Bermuda lily as an Easter gift, accompanied
with this note:
American House. Hamilton,
Bermuda,, April 11, 1889. (
Mr Friend I send yon herewith as a slight
token of my remembrance an Easter lily from
this beautiful ocean "garden of the Lord.' By
placing the stem in water the bud will be in full
bloom by Easter Sunday, the 21st inst May this
chaste symbol of purity and beauty turn our
thoughts at this season of the year to the con
templation of Him who died and rose again
that our lives might be made pure.
William J. Bichabssoki
NEW MEXICO'S LITTLE IDEA.
The Far Sonthorn Territory I Very Anxious
to Become a State.
.Santa Fe, N. M., April 17. New
Mexico's newly appointed Governor, L.
Bradford Prince, former Chief Justice of
this district, whose home is in this city, ar
rived here from Washington at noon to
day. He was met at the depot by fully
5,000 citizens, representing the leading men
from every section of the Territory. A
procession was formed which marched to
the Capitol, and the Governor was inaugu
rated amid imposing ceremonies.
Ex-Governor Axtell delivered a welcom
ing address, eloquently referring to the new
era which the appointment of Governor
Prince was expected to open up for New
Mexico. The Governor, in response, spoke
of the undeveloped resources of the Terri
tory, and urged the people to continue their
demand for admissson as a State.
EOODLER'S PARADISE NO LONGER.
The New Extradition BUI Will 8oon Pa
the Cnnndtan Parliament.
Ottawa, April 17. Prof. Weldon's ex
tradition bill, enlarging the scope of the
present law relating to extraditable offenses,
and providing for the exchange of prisoners
with countries having no extradition treaty
with Canada will, it is believed, become a
law this session. The Government has
given notice of the transfer of the measure
to Government orders.
Prof. "Weldon, the author of the bill,
which is retroactive, has received a number
of threatening letters. The letters are sup
posed to have come from American fugi
tives. ECONOMY NEEDED IN THE NATT.
A Little Girl of 11 Think Thinner Potato
' Paring Wonld Save Money.
Washington, April 17. The Secretary
of the Navy has received the following let
ter from a little lf-year-old girl.
Mb. Tbactt My cousin was on the war ship,
and she said the sailors wasted the potatoes,
and I thought if they took thinner parings yon
might build a ship to send where the others got
lost I am only llr but I can take thinner par
ings. My mother does not know I am writing
The communication will be formally re
ferred to the Bureau of Provisions and
Clothing, and a suitable response will be
IN STAR CHAMBER SESSION
Bonlanger I UelngTried, WhlleHI Friend
Continue to Honor Him.
Pabis, April" 17. The Senate Commis
sion appointed to conduct the trial of Gen
eral Boulanger to-day privately examined
General Saussier, with reference to the
charge that Boulanger corrupted officers of
the Paris garrison.
The Bouiangists Lemaitre and Dequille
have come from Brussels to make arrange
ments for a demonstration by the French
colony there in honor of Boulanger. The
General has promised to attend the demon
stration. - '
W00ULL op m
WashingtonW,tives Turning Up
THEY MAY BF FOUHD AHY PLACE,
Rut Maryland Ckisi3 Many of Them as
HerOwB-Treaaared Property." ''
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HARTlU'&iUNJEHE MOST PLEKTIEUL.
All of litem Want to be Well Entertained Darlaf
the Centennial. ' '
f The Centennial Commlt'teeis again in hot
water. No sooner has it gotten rid of Ward
McAllister than another bore: rises to annoy
it Now itis nothing less than the 'rela
tives of the first President, all anxious-io
get tickets for the celebration. The indus
try is overworked. The "woods is full of
israelii, teleobam to the dispatch.
New Yobk, April 17. The troubles of
the Centennial Committee, caused by the
Legislature's onslaught, was nothing to
what is now threatened. The committee's
pickets, were to-day attacked by a new en
emy, and driven ignominiously in. Still it
was only the vanguard of the army of
Washington's relatives that appeared. The
main body is expected to-morrow.
The mall tc-day brought swarms ofletters
from alL over the country, recounting the
claims of innumerable living connections of
General Washington for recognition in the
celebration. A few days ago the committee
gave out a list of Washington's relatives to
whom they intended to issue invitations..
Its publication was the causer of to-day's
The general complaint was well expressed
in a lefler from Mrs. Dr. John D. M. Car
deza, of EUlcott City, Md. She said that
the committee's list contained very few of
the blood relations of General Washington.
She said that most of the names were of
people who were descendants of Martha
Washington. Mrs. Cardeza added that she
herself was a great-grandniece of General
Washington, being the granddaughter of
Lucy Washington, who was the daughter
of Samuel Washington, of Harewood, near
the number constantly obows.
Before the day was overthe number of
people who were "the nearest living kin to
Washington" was largely increased. Mrs.
Martha Curtis Gibbs, formerly Peter, 1329
Bolton street, Baltimore, said that she was
a great-great-granddaughter of Mrs. Wash
ington. B, W. Johnson, of the Cenfury,
wrote that Alice Washington Weir was the
greatgreat-granddaughter of Samuel Wash
ington. Lawrence Ball, of Washington,
wrote j that Miss Eugenia Washington, of
813 Thirteenth street, Washington, was the
granddaughter of George Steptoe Washing
ton and great-granddaughter of- Colonel
Samuel Washington and grandniece of Mrs.
President Madison, as well. - "
Mrs, Maria Washington Weir, wife of
Dr. Bobert E. Weir, of New Yokaid she
was" Samuel "Washintrton's great'wrand
daughter. Mrs. Kate Washington, .Hunter,
wife of Dr. James B. Hunter, of 2 East
Thirty third" street, this city, was described
as the great granddaughter of Samuel
Washington. Colonel Thornton Augustine
Washington, of the Interior Department,
was declared to be the great grand-nephew
of General Washington.
Miss Margaret Washington, 813 Vermont
avenue, Washington, is, her relative wrote,
"the nearest relative of General Washing
ton now living." Mrs. Fannie Washington
Finch said she was more nearly related to
General Washington than any one on the
list, being both paternally and maternally
the great-grand-niece of General Washing
ALL OF THEM WASHTNGTONS.
Mrs. T. W. Tallmadge, 1423 F street,
Washington, wrote through Wager Swayne
to say she was the great granddaughter of
Colonel Samuel Washington. Henry G.
Lewis, of Baltimore, wrote that he" was the.
son of Captain H. H. Lewis, "the nearest
living, relative ot General Washington."
Mayor Burgess Ball, of Washington, was
also described by a correspondent as "the
nearest living next of kin of Washington."
He is twice related to the first President, .be
ing the lineal descendant of Mary Ballon,
on the one hand, and also great nephew of
Washington. Mrs. Montgomery Bond, of
Elizabeth, was a great grand niece of Wash-
I ington. Mrs. Governor Buckner, of Ken-
tucKy, was a great-granaaaugnter ot uettr
Washington, only sister of the first Presi
dent These are not all. There was one com.
munication, however, that deserves preser
vation. It was from the Bev. Henry
Branch, of Ellicott City, Md. ,and was
written to prove the claim'of his wife to
recognition by the Centennial Committee.
Incidentally, Mr. Branch becomes the cham
pion of the same cause for a whole cohort of
Chinns. The family tree which she sends
shows that the children of Eliza McBatton
Bipley, of 24 Sonth Portland avenne, Brook
lyn, Dr. H. A. McHatton Maconga, An
nella McHatton and Eliza Bipley, 24 South
Portland avenue, Brooklyn, are great-great-great-great-grandnieces
and nephews of
General Washington's mother. They ought
to get tickets, the committeemen think; and
maybe they will. No action has been taken
on these applications yet
HEROISM WELL REWARDED.
X Man Left Belr to a Nice Property for
Saving a Girl's Life.
rSFXClAI. TXXIQBA1C TO TH DIBPATCH.1
Sabatoga, N. Y.f April 17. A nice
property has just eome into the possession
of F. M. Christie, as the result of an heroio
if not a romantio incident which occurred
ten years ago. In the summer of 1879
Christie, with many others, was crossing
the river on a small ferryboat plying be
tween Gray and West Gray, to see a game
of baseball. On the trip a young lady was
accidentally. pushed overboard, and Christie
plunged into the water and saved her from
drowning. The. young lady proved to be
Miss Alice Gibbons, daughter of a rich
Boston merchant, and who was visiting her
aunt in West Gray. Soon afterward Mr.
Gibbons came on from Boston, sought out
Christie, and offered to reward him by the
gift of a nice sum of money, but Christie
refused the money, saying that he felt am
plyrewarded In saving a human life.
A fortnight later Christie received an ex
press package containing a gold watch and
chain bearing a suitable inscription. Sub
sequently Miss Gibbons married John Hen
derson, of Boston, who died two years later,
leaving his widow in affluent 'circum
stances. Two weeks ago the widow died,
and In her will she made Christie heir to
a considerable property in Saratoga, as an
act of gratitude for his saving her life ten
A New- Bank.
Washington, April 17. The acting
controller of the currency to-day author- -Ized
the First National Bank of Hannibal,
Mo., to begin business, with a capital of
$100,600, and the East Shroudsburg Nation
al Bank, of East Shroudsburg, Pa., capital