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Make a Dash Across the Line
Into Their Promised land,
but Are Speedily
ROUTED BY THE MILITARY.
Erom Every Quarter of tlie
Earth Eresh Arrivals Are
The Indians Are Sullen and Buying
Big Supplies of Arms and
A BAND OF 400 AEMED TEXANS
Is Eeported to be Marching Upon Purcell
to Release Comrades Impris
GA3IBLEES ABE EEAPING A HAEYEST.
Dramatic Scenes and Incident of the On
ward Jonrnej Alt Liquor is to be Kept
Ont of the Territory If Possible A
Number of Bricklayers and Other Art!
( sans Join in the Rush General Merrltt
and His Forces Arc Pressing to the
Front The OfHdnls nt Washington Are
Keeping an Anxions Eye on the SItun
lion. The advance guard of the boomers has
reached the fine which divides the neutral
strip from Oklahoma. A number of them
galloped over the forbidden soil, bnt were
promptly driven back by the troopers. To
day all of the wagons will be drawn up side
by side ready for the final start. Fresh ar
rivals are constantly coming in from every
direction. The Indians regard the move
ment with disfavor. They are preparing to
resist if imposed upon by the settlers. The
impatient boomers captured in the fight
near Purcell have been imprisoned. A
band of Teians is said to be marching to
ISrXCLU. TXLXGnAlCTOTHI DISEATCH.1
On the Oklahoma. Line,
HY UOUBIER VIA
Arkansas Cnrr, April
The boomers are in sight of their Eldo
rado at last. After a march of three days
over the muddy trails of the Cherokee strip
they halted at sundown within a hundred
yards of the beautiful land of the Chicka
saws. The first glimpse of a harbor light
was never more welcome to a storm-tossed
tailor than was the rolling green plain of
Oklahoma to the hardy crews of the white
topped prairie schooners.
, They entered it with cheers and volleys
of musketry and other demonstrations of
delight. Horsemen and guides who have
accompanied the long procession hurried
their ponies and dashed upon the soil which
has been the happiest dream of their lives,
but they were promptly routed back to the
wagons by Captain Hayes' troopers, and
ordered to remain there until Monday.
, Everybody is Happy.
To-night the boomers are having a glori
ous jubilation. The old soldiers have
formed a marching line, and are parading
up and down the southern edge of the strip,
singing war songs and discharging their re
volvers and rifles. Following them is a
crowd of 2,000 men, women and children,
who are doing all they can to make the din
At daylight the great camp bell will be
struck, and the wagons will begin moving
east and west, so that by Sunday night they
will be evenly distributed on the Oklahoma
line in positions from which they can safely
join in the great scramble which begins at
noon Monday. The boomers are hopeful
and confident. They have been together so
long, and have discussed their plans so
many times, that they think they know just
how they are going to proceed.
Ail Have Land in Their ullnds.
Every man has a quarter section in his
mind's eye, and when the starting signal is
given he will break for it as fast as his
ponies will carry him. It is not unlikely
that many cherished plans and hopes will
be crashed during the struggle. There are
men on the line to-night representing every
element of wide "Western society who have
come across the strip to reserve claims.
They have the fleetest ponies in the Terri
tory, and as they are thoroughly acquainted
with Oklahoma they have an advantage
over the honest homesteaders which can
hardly be appreciated at this time.
Besides they are all armed to the teeth,
and are boasting that they will sot brook
rivalry or opposition. These men mean to
precipitate trouble. The march across the
strip was comparatively uneventful. Some
of the creeks, especially the Salt fork of the
Arkansas, were very high, but the boomers
by graceful piloting cleared them all with
ease. As they went down through the
Ponca, Otoe and Osage reservations hun
dreds of Indians gathered by the side of the
trail and watched the wagons as thev rolled
The Indians Are Not Flensed.
The Indians were nearly all armed, and
took occasion to make an ostentations dis
play of their "Winchesters, shotguns and
fcix-shooters. One greasy old buck, who had
a shotgun, was approached by a pretty little
girl, who timidly asked him it he was going
to kill her papa. The Indian scowled at
the child, and then, patting his gun, said,
"-with a grant; Kill turkey this. This lor
boomer." He took from his pocket a big
"Winchester cartridge and held it up for the
inspection of the child. She ran back to her
father's wagon and hastily climbed in be
tween the canvas flaps, while 'the old buck
complacently returned the cartridge to his
A greasier, dirtier or more contemptible
lot of vagabonds than the Poncas, Otoes and
Osages would be hard to find. They are
too lazy even to hunt for the game with
which the country abounds. These are the
sort of neighbors the boomers will have on
the north. Captain Hayes rode up and
down the trail to-night instructing the
boomers how to proceed on Monday. Every
man will be permitted to haul his wagon
up to the line so that when the starting sig
nal is given he can get into the new Eldorado
at a jump.
They Are Still Streaming Id.
The boomers are not all here yet. Hun
dreds of wagons are still coming across the
strip, and others are passing through Ar
kansas City. Many of them will come too
late, for it takes three days for a schooner
to cross the strip. The battle between
United States Deputy Marshals and the
big Texans who have been fording the
South Canadian for the past two days was
fierce and bloody as long as it lasted.
It was fought early yesterday afternoon
among the cotton woods near Purcell.
Fourteen deputies were on one side. The
boomers, who numbered over 100, were sur
prised just as they were preparing their
dinner. The invaders ran to cover and be
gan to fire on the officers. The latter re
plied with a volley which carried death
with it For ten minutes the battle waged
furiously. Then one of the boomers, with
blood pouring from a wound in his forehead,
came out of the hedge fort and waved a
The firing then ceased, and the officers
rushed into the thicket and arrested 30
boomers, some of whom are dangerously
wounded. Two of them, Thomas Mullins
and David "Winship, will probably die.
Mullins has a bullet in his left lung, and
"Winship one in his abdomen. Martin Wal
lon, of Gainesville, Tex., received a ball in
his left thigh. John F. "White, of Ft.
Worth, was struck in the shoulder. Samuel
Dodd, of North Carolina, has a deep gash
in his forehead. Edward Frabishey, of
Texas, had an arm shattered by a bullet.
John Young, of Louisiana, was shot through
Their Property All Confiscated.
The prisoners, all of whom had rifles and
revolvers and plenty of ammunition, were
disarmed. The wagons and personal prop
erty of the boomers were destroyed. The
gang were all Southerners, mostly from
Texas, and presented a forlorn appearance.
Their Captain, Edward Mcintosh, said he
had been concealed in a ravine for three
days, and that the party was only the ad
vance guard of a body of more than 400,
who, through agents sent ahead, had se
lected their claims and proposed to hold
them with "Winchesters against all comers.
The prisoners are locked up in the log jail
at Purcell. Not one of the officers were in
jured during the fight
A BAND OF TEXAflS,
Armed to the Teeth, Reported to be March
ing on Parcel! A Gambler Killed by
an Indian Policeman Stirring
fecenejla the- Camps.
There is great excitement in Purcell to
night over the report that 400 Texans, aU
"heavily armed, are marching on the town.
Should they come their first break would be
to release their comrades who were cap
lured. The streets are filled with armed
men, and stragglers are coming in every
hour. The gambling factions are liable to
come in collision every moment
One gambler named Owens to-day shot at
anlndian policeman and was instantly killed
in the street The officer escaped. Gambling
is going on in every corner of Purcell.
Pocket faro layouts are spread on boxes in
the streets. There is plenty of whisky, and
the drinking is fast and iurious. The scenes
in the street remind one of the stirring
times in Leadville, Deadwood and Silver
City. Fighting of some kind is troing on
There is not a square game in the town.
Everything is on the skin. There are shell
workers at the depot and monte players in
the canvas hotels. Men are -sleeping on
cots and blankets. Therejis not a substan
tial bedstead in Purcell. The weather has
been hot and rainy, and many people are
suffering from malarial fever. Fake doctors
charge $10 a visit, and if a man were to die
it would take allhis belongings to get him
a pine box and a clean buna blanket
Strange Attitnde of the Indians.
Medicine, especially quinine, is sorely
needed, but it is understood that a drug
store will be there on wheels bv the time
the boomers come into the locality. The
strange attitude of the Indians is causing
considerable comment Thev have been
buying immense quantities of ammunition
and arms, and their sullenness toward the
boomers as the latter passed through their
reservations show their temper in regard to
They think that when Oklahoma is filled
with men, it will be only a few months be
fore they will be driven from their agencies
and quartered among the rocks of Montana
and Idaho. The Nez Perces are avowedly
hostile to the movement of the whites. All
day to-day their scarlet blanketed scouts
could be seen galloping abont the Skeleton
river. Yellow Bull, who is a chief of great
power among the Nez Perces, has been ugly
for several weeks.
The Otoes and Poncas seem friendly, but
it is said they will make a defiant stand in
the event of the encroachment of the boom
ers on their lands. One enterprising Eldo
rado, Has., firm has moved an entire livery
stable down to the Oklahoma line. The
proprietor of the outfit will on Monday
charge $50 for the use of a single rig that
day. He will make a barrel of money if
seme of the people he rents to don't "rustle"
a team or two for him.
Three Thousand Fresh Arrivals.
The trains arriving in Arkansas City
from the east and north to-day have
brought in nearly 3,000 men, all of whom
will leave for Oklahoma next Monday.
Most of them are camping on the prairie
without shelter of any kind. Theaccom-'
modations qt the little town gave out a week
ago, and everybody who arrives between
now and Monday will have to experience
their first taste of the life they may expect
to lead in Oklahoma.
Superintendent Turner, of the Santa Fe,
estimates that 15,000 more boomers are on
the road here, and he is making extensive
preparations to furnish transportation for
them. United States Marshal Tom Needles,
of Indian Territory, has issued instructions
to all his deputies to destroy every drop of
liquor they may find in Oklahoma. Mr.
Needles says Oklahoma is in Indian Terri
tory, and that its residents will be amenable
to Indian laws.
General Merrit and four companies of in
fantry passed through Arkansas City this
morning en route frrim Fort Leavenworth to
Oklahoma City. The General is under
orders to police the Territory with his troops
until the confusion incident to the first rush
is over. He said the solders would not tem
porize in performing their duties and "that
they will obey orders at any cost" i
STILL THEY COME.
Arkansas City Thronged With New Arrivals
From Every Direction The Sons of
Italy Represented Largo Sales
of Arms and Ammunition.
The crowd at the Union station at Arkan
sas City this morning was the largest since
the arrival of ex-President Cleveland in the
fall of 1887. The bulk was composed of
boomers on their way to the promised land
of Oklahoma. Nearly every State east of
the Mississippi was represented. There were
more women and children among them than
heretofore. Farmers were noticeably few.
A group of 66 bricklayers fronvTt "Wayne,
with their trowels, were going to pre-empt
claims and build brick houses if the oppor
tunity presents itself.
These people are bound for Guthrie, for
which place a partyof 30 brickmakers, car
penters and mechanics, headed by Captain
T. X. Easley, of this city, started last night.
A number of colonists from New York,
Massachusetts, Illinois and Pennsylvania,
bound for Kingfisher, organized on the
Bock Island train last night and agreed to
settle and claim lands adjoining each other.
Edward F. Giddons, of Ogdensburg, N. Y.,
was selected chairman. Among the party
were a butcher, a pharmacist, a tailor and a
Coins In to Win.
Seventeen tall mountaineers from Peach
Gap, Tenn., armed and equipped, took the
Bock Island train for Caldwell. They were
formidable-looking fellows, and the opinion
was ventured by the depot officials that the
original boomers would have trouble in pre
venting these men making claims.
'.The principal question of the boomers
this morning was what the presence of 115
Italian emigrants, provided with tickets to
Guthrie, portended. The explanation that
they were going to work on the Santa Fe
Bailroad did not satisfy them. They
buffeted the sons of Italy about and made
foot balls of their bundles.
Three young lawyers from "Worcester,
Mass., passed through this morning. Ed
ward Evans, a one-armed and battle-scarred"
Teteran, with his wife, a stalwart woman,
and a small child, arrived over the Hanni
bal and St Joe Bailroad from Dubuque
this morning, on their way to Oklahoma.
They had with them six tents of stout cotton
cloth made by Mrs. Evans, and a complete
outfit of cooking utensils.
She Will Ran a Hotel.
Mrs. Evans has supported the family for
a number of years, and intends pre-empting
a claim and setting up a boarding house in
these tents as soon as she arrives. Among
those who purchased tickets for Oklahoma
were two men who were arrested just as
they were about to take the Santa Fe train.
They were deserters from Leavenworth.
The mock auction and cheap John stores on
Union avenue.are doing a thriving business.
Two boomers "from Indiana purchased $5
gilt watches this morning, for which they
paid $10. Although they raised consider
able confusion by endeavoring to have their
money refundedthey did not succeed.
Revolvers, ammunition and rifles find a
ready sale and the dealers have replenished
their stock two or three times this week.
E. "W. Barnes, of Topeka, returned from
Guthrie this morning and registered at the
New Albany Hotel. He said he had in
tended to pre-empt a claim, but was
threatened with violence by the old boomers.
He anticipates trouble and declares that the
original boomers will not hesitate to kill
any new comer who files claim to the land
they haye selected.
NO SERIOUS TBOUBLE.
A Government Inspector Is Confident That
There Will be no Croat Dlstarb-
" " MCeFructlcal Proldbltionto
beEnforced A Widow's
tSrXCIAL TELEGBAM TO THE cisrATCn.1
"Washington, April 20. Secretary
Noble to-day received from tin Special in
spector sent to Oklahoma the first report
made by an official from the newly opened
territory. This inspector, who is a Dokatan,
and has been through several boom experi
ences in that section, writes so cheer
fully and so favorably of the
prospect that the Secretary at once
forwarded the letter to the President for his
information. The inspector was hurried to
Oklahoma two weeks ago in order to for
mally establish the land offices at Guthrie
and Kingfisher, and install the land officers.
He has been spending some days among the
proposed settlers along the Kansas border,
and in his report says that the reports of
Srobable desperate times in Oklahoma must
e greatly discredited.
He says the people who are waiting to
enter tbelands are good specimens of "West
ern settlers, rough in appearance and wavs,
but of a type which becomes the frontiers
man in every newly-opened agricultural
country law-abiding and himself the
strongest supporter of law and order.
The are a few desperadoes who
have come not for land, but to feed upon the
crowds of settlers, but they are so insignifi
cant in number as to be easily handled.
The inspector is certain that there will be
little if any disturbance, and believes the
civil forces amply able to cope with any
brawl which may arise. In commenting
upon the order to the military forces regard
ing liquor transportation into Oklahoma,
Adjutant General Kelton said to-day:
The forces In Oklahoma have been jriven no
extraordinary oowers. The attention of com
manders has been called to the law forbidding
any person to carry liquor into an Indian coun
try, and the necessity of strennous enforce
ment of the statute. We are particularly
fortunate in having such control of the,
settlers that we can do much to
prevent liquor gome into the new country. No
settler can enter Oklahoma without passing
through Indian country, and the military forces
will make a point of destroying any llrjuor
which may be found in the possession of the
boomers. Of course some whisky will get
through, but the bulk of the liquor taken in to
be sold will be confiscated.
President Harrison to-day received a piti
ful appeal in the shape of a letter from
Mary J. Baker, of San Diego, Cal., who
writes that she is a widow with two daugh
ters; that she'Vas induced to invest in a bo
gus land scheme in Southern California,and
now has nothing. She begs the President to
exercise his powers and set aside for herself
and each of her daughters a section of land
in Oklahoma that she go there and start in
EUMOBS OP BLOODSHED.
A Reported Battle Between Two Rival Par
lies of Boomers.
Smith, Abe., -April 20. On Tuesday
last five brothers named Arnold, who reside
in the 'Choctaw Nation, near this place,
started with their teams for Oklahoma.
A rumor reached here late this evening
that three of them "were killed on the road.
The report is that they attempted to pass
other boomers on the road which resulted in
the fight for the right of way, Albert, Ward
and Jones Arnold being killed,
It is not stated whether any one was
killed on the other side. The Arnolds are
part negro and are well-known as railroad,
. B0ULANGER.TO LEATE BELGIUM.
His Next Place of Exile tobe London He is
la Need of Money.
Betjssels, April 20. General Boulanger
has decided to leave Belgium. He will
start for London on Wednesday next. Gen
eral Boulanger's decision is dne to. the
warning given him by the Government' that
if he did notleave the country he would be
It is stated on good authority that the
General's mysterious source of money sun-
ply ias failed him, and that he is really in I
neea.oi means to supply jus extravagant
A LAUGHABLE FARCE
Being Constantly Presented 'by Penn
sylvania's Two Senators
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC.
They Agree to Disagree, That Each JIay;Get
Just What He Wants.
NINE CLEBKS TO WALK THE PLANK.
Captain Armes' Friends Say He Is a Gallant and'
Soldierly Gentleman. ,
The old story that the Pennsylvania
Senators, while pretending to oppose each
other violently on every appointment, In
reality understand each other perfectly, is
revived. The resignation of one department
clerk has been refused. Secretary $usk has
been compelled, for economical reasons, to
discharge 18 employes in one department of
his Dnreau. Captain Armes friends rally
to his defense in his court martial.
IErECI.lI. TELIQBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.!
Washington, April 20. Senator Quay
was the President's Visitor of most interest
to Pennsylvania, to-day, and he 'remained
for some time in the Presidents! library.
Whether it was intentional, or a mere coin
cidence, that Postmaster General Wana
maker was the next visitor, is not known,
but it is surmised that both gentle
men had something to say in regard
to the Philadelphia postmastershlp. The
Senator had also something to say about the
appointments for Western Pennsylvania,
and there are good grounds for, believing
that something will be done for that neg
lected qnarter very soon.
The Star has tho following, this
evening: "Now that Quay has gone
you may look for the reappearance of Cam
eron," said a Pennsylvania politician, who
was talking with a reporter when the
shrewd little Senator came out of the Cabi
net room. "They remind me," he continued,
"of one of these old-fashioned house-shaped"
On one side there is a man and on the
other a woman. Both are suspended on a
catgut cord, which is shortened or length
ened as the atmosphere becomes dry or
moist. When the man swings out
of his abode it is going to
rain, and when the woman appears
then you may look out tor fair weather, but
both can't come outat the same time. When
Quay is in town Cameron is away, and vice
versa. That Quay's announced absence from
the city for a few days should be the occa
sion for Cameron's reappearance, is absurd
to those Who know anything about the
movements of the Senator. No two Sena
lors from any State have conferred
as constantly together as the Senators
from Pennsylvania, and while they differ in
regard to some of the appointments, much
ot the difference is only to set one or the
other square with the public and with the
ALL DONB JOB EFFECT.
"All apparent differences between Quay
and Cameron are merely for effect," said
a friend of both Senators to The Dispatch
correspondent Jo-drw,''Ial6ifJb,iir Ja.
sition for -"instacef in regard to
the candidates for Commissioner
of Customs. Cameron is backing
Bound, the ex-Congressman of the Pitts
burg district He could not well do other
wise. On the other hand Quay is back
ing ex-Assemblyman Agnew, of Brad
ford county. Now Quay doesn't care
anything for Agnew, or Cameron for Bound,
and so they arrange this disagreement
that they may unite upon one who is satis
factory to both. You see they are. com
pelled to do this by the pressure brought to
bear on them by office seekers. One
can't by any possibility be entirely
candid. Will they compromise on
Gilfillan, of Venango? Well, it
looks as though they might Hon.
Henry Clay Johnson, of Meadville, the
former incumbent, might get it, but I
understand he is not in any sense a candi
date, as he has important business interests
on hand which will prevent his taking
CDTTING DOWN HIS EXPENSES.
Secretary Rnsk Obliges to Discharge
Another Lot of Clerks.
Washington, April 20. Secretary
Busk to-day dispensed with the services of
18 persons employed in the seed room of his
department, and will find it necessary, in
order to bring the expenses of the depart
ment within the appropriation for the cur
rent year, to close the operations of that
division entirely. There are now left on
the roll about 40 names.
This week Secretary Busk appointed
three colored men as watchmen and
messengers, making 11 colored men
in all on the rolls. Two of these
were Wilson1 Carey, a member of the North
Carolina Legislature, and John A. Hyman,
an ex-member of Congress, also from North
CAPTAIN AEMES DEFENSE.
Bis Friends Declare Him a Gallant and
Washington, April 20. Before the
Armes court martial to-day, the bulk of the
testimony was as to the good character and
gallant soldierly qualities of the accused.
His brother, C. H. Armes, an Assistant
District Attorney, told how the warrant
was issued for Captain Bourke's arrest, and
testified to the failure to subpoena Captain
Armes to be present at tho trial.
Private Secretary Halford testified that
he was, in the Vice President's carriage, in
auguration day, and i.e saw no disturbance
created by Captain Armes.
COME TO SEE HOW WE LITE.
Fonr nigh-Toned Chinamen on a Tour of
Inspection In America.
Washington, April 20. A party of
four Chinamen of high standing in the
Celestial Empire arrived in town this morn
ing, and by direction of the Chinese Min
ister, took rooms at the Arlington Hotel.
Their names are Y. L. Foo, Hi K. Foo,
H. P. Sawamura and Tson-Foo, and they
have come as a special commission from the
Emperor, with instructions to investigate
the ways, manners, means and methods of
American civilization. They will be
guided by the legation here to a large ex
tent in their researches.
O.Nfi EESIGNATI0N EEPUSED.
The Frcsidcntnl Fostofflco Department Ap
' polntment Clerk Detained.
Washington, April 20. Mr. Nathan
Smith, for several years the appointment
clerk for Presidental postoffices in the Post
office. Department, to-day tendered his
rcsfgnation, which, however, the Postmaster
General declined to Tcrcive, at the same
time assuring Mr. Smith that his services
were of such value to him that he could not
consent to his leaving the department
Mr. Wanamaker urged Mr. Smith to ac
cept a leave of .absence for a few weeks,
which be finaUy consented to do.
APRIL 21, 1889.
A DOG EUNS AMUCK.
Daring a Flying Trip Throng" New York:
Streets He Bites Nine People Ho
Ilns n. Rival In Another
Fart of the City.
tSr-ECIAI, TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New Yobk, April 20. Mrs. Buraus,
of Hndson street, sat at her win
dow this afternoon, watching her 3-year-old
daughter, Louise, at; play with other
children in front of the house. A big black
mongrel dog came ranting along and
grabbed Louiso's little hand in his mouth.
Mrs. Buraus ran out to rescue the child or
avenge her, and tho dog made off, leaving
the marks of his teeth in Louise's soft flesh.
Taking the crying child in her arms, Mrs.
Buraus went to the hospital and got little
Louise's wound cauterized.
The black dog, in the meantime, ran
along. Near Broadway he bit 15-year-old
"William Monger in the leg. He turned
around and ran down Chambers street
toward the hospital, where he bit 15-year-old
Nathaniel Prager. He trotted down
Greenwich street, and at Vesey bit Constant
Niuger. On the next block he bit Olaf
Jacobscn, 15-year-old John Mahoney, and
8-year-old Thomas Moore. Further down
he bit Thomas B. Fahy, Frederick M.
Wheeler and William Davis.
Davis collared the dog and Policeman
James Julte shot lim. Tuite accompanied
Davis to the Chambers Street Hospital,
where the latter went to get his wound
cauterized, and there found the eight other
persons the black dog had bitten. Mr.
Wheeler, who drove home in a carriage
after being treated, left word to have the
dog's body kept for a post mortem examina
tion, if feasible, to discover whether he had
While the big black dog was getting in
his fine work west of Broadway, a little
brown dog, apparently a spaniel of low de
gree, was engaged in the same line of busi
ness on the east side. Park Policeman Con
roy saw him catch a boy's trousers between
his teeth as he passed along, but thought
nothing of it until the brown dog bit the
hand of 14-year-old Jimmy McNally. This
aroused policeman Conroy to action, and
following the brown dog he shot him dead.
Newsboy McNally hurried to the hospital,
and found there Adolph Demuth, who had
bsen bitten by the brown dog. There were
reports that the brown dog had bitten at
least half a dozen people.
BANKS BADLY. BITTEN.
A Boston Leather Firm Goes Under and
Leaves $300,000 la Debts.
.tSntCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISr ATCH.1
Boston, April 20. The week closes with
another failure In the hide and leather
business. Dawson, Williamsons & Co., are
the unfortunate ones, their liabilities being
fully $200,000, most of which falls upon
New England banks. Mr. William A.
Bice, has been appointed assignee: The
failure is the result of the shrinkage of
values. The firm has for 'a long time been
carrying a very large stock, and its
value has been rapidly depreciated.
The firm, also has a large stock on
hand at present, and Instead of waiting for
a further shrinkage it was deemed better to
stop payment now than to struggle on
longer, with, the inevitable result staring it
in the face of failure in the end, and the
certainty that the longer the failure was
deferred the smaller would be the dividend
of the creditors.
The firm has stood high financially, and
the failure would ordinarily excite surprise,
though that can hardly be said to be the
case with the condition of tho leather trade
as if, now is. One-of the- creditors to-day
expressed the hope that the firm would be
able to pay 50 per "cent or thereabouts on
the dollar. The firm has of late done a
business of about 51,000,000 a year. '
A SIISTEBI0OS JIUBDEB.
Indians Suspected of Making Away With
a Lone White Man.
Pabis, Tex., April 20. Deputy Mar
shal Fleminglone reports a ghastly find in
the Choctaw Nation, 50 miles northeast df
this city. While traveling along a country
road with a guide in search of a band of
criminals, he came upon the body of a
man by the side of the road, with his head
cut entirely off, which was found sitting
on a light on the other side of the road, the
face toward it. There were seven bullet
holes in the breast, and blood stains showed
that the crime had been committed only a
few hours before.
The man was neatly dressed, but there
was no memorandum by which he could be
identified. It was in a lonely place. The'
only houso near was occupied by Indians,
who first denied any knowledge of the body
and then told that it had been lying there
for two weeks. Flcmigione knew better
than this, as he had passed the spot the
evening before. After burying the man, he
came here and reported the case. Warrants
were issued for the arrest of the Indians,
and two deputies and a strong posse left
to-night to arrest them and bring them
ALABAMA NEGB0ES ALARMED.
The Fear That the Republicans Aro mak
ing aa Effort to Disfranchise Them.
BntMINGHAM, April 20. Many negroes
in this city and throughout the State believe
the Bepublican party is going to make an ef
fort to disfranchise them, and they are very
much excited. A number of negro preachers
and politicians are telling the more ignorant
of the negroes that the organization of the
white Bepublican Protective Tariff League
in this city last week was the first step to
ward depriving them of their right to vote.
These speakers urge that President Harri
son is in sympathy with the movement, as
he has discharged all negro servants at the
White House, and has appointed no negroes
to office in the South.
These stories have caused great alarm
among the negroes everywhere, and they
threaten to stampede to the Democratic
party if it will promise to protect them in
their right to vote. The' negroes in many
towns in the State are holding meetings and
appointing committees to go to Washington
and investigate the alarming reports.
WANTS TO GO TO HEAVEN.
A Colored Child Murderess Smiles When
Condemned to Death.
Washington, April 20. Grace Small
wood, a small, weasened colored woman,
was to-day sentenced to be hanged October
11, next The crime of which she was con
victed was the murder of her child at its
birth, by tying a shoestring around its neck.
Her mental condition is open to doubt, and
she heard the sentence of the Court without
emotion, and with a meaningless smile upon
her face. She says that she is glad she is
going to die; that she wants to go to heaven
and be with her child. Itfpassing sentence,
the Court said that if had reason to believe
that Executive clemency would intervene
to prevent execution.
This is the first time since Mrs. Surrat's
trial that a woman has been sentenced to
death 4n the District of Columbia.
Nrff Convicted of Mardor.
ISrEClAL-TELEGRAM TO TUB DISFATCH.l
Waynesbtjbo, April 20. Greene coun
ty places James Neff on the list of McCaus
land's murderers. The jury found a verdict
at 11 . si. or guilty in the first degree after
six hours' deliberation, r
AMERICA ALL EIGHT.
Bismarck Will Talk Yery Sweetly to
Our Samoa Commissioners.
EVERYTHING IS TO BE CONCEDED.
The Appointment of Bates and Sewell is
Not Liked, However.
TE0UBLE IN THE GOTEBNMENT GE0DPS
A Disturbance Oyer tho Law Restricting- Socialism
&sd the Press.
The German Government has assumed a
mo st peaceful attitude regarding the Samoan
troubles. It is stated that the United
States is to be conciliated at all hazards.
The only cloud In the sky is the feeling
over the appointment of Bates and Sewall
as Commissioners. They will be courteously
received, however. The new measure to
restrict the liberty of the press is creating
considerable opposition. Tho Socialists
are also at work.
CoryniGiiT, issa, mr new yokk associatxd
Beblin, April 20. Count Herbert Bis
marck has prepared a statement lor the
Samoan conference, as a basis for discus
sion. It has been submitted to and ap
proved by Sir Edward Malet, the British J
Ambassador, who was in all probability
consulted while it was being drafted. If
the American commissioners accept the state
ment the conference ought not to lost more
than a week.
Germany concedes the principle of abso
lute non-interference in Samoa, and the
natives are to be left free to choose as their
ruler either Malletoa, Tamasese or Mataafa.
No claims for compensation for German
subjects are mentioned in the statement
and practically the work of the conference
is limited to defining explicitly the powers
of Consuls In regulating trade and shipping,
the boundaries of and rights over Pago
Pago and other victualling stations and the
formation of a tribunal for the protection
and trial of foreigners.
EVEBTTHING OTJB "WAY.
The Foreign Office regards that Prince
Bismarck's censure of Consul Knappe and
and his declaration that Germany does not
desire to meddle with the internal affairs
of Samoa, combined with the proposals to
be placed before the Samoa conference,
furnish ample proof that Germany earnestly
wishes to conciliate the American Govern
ment. At the same time it is regretted that the
American Government ignored diplomatic
ettiquette in sending delegates who are
fiersonally prejudiced on questions to be
aid before the conference. Nothing of Jbis
feeling, however, will be shown toward
Messrs. Bates and Sewall, who will meet
with a cordial greeting from Count Herbert
Bismarck on the arrival of Thursday.
Sir Edward Malet, the British Embassa
dor here, has asked Lord Salisbury to send
Mr. Scott, the British Minister at Berne, as
a delegate to the Samoan conference. Mr.
Scott was formerly Secretary of the British
Embassy in)Berlin, and is thoroughly con
versant with Samoan treaties and colonial
- A-MABKED BEACT.I0N,
Although the Beichst3g has taken a re
cess, a keen and excited discussion is going
on in the press in regard to the threatened
press law and the workman's insurance
measure. The reaction of the Nationals
against the Government is becoming more
marked, and the division in the Center
party on the question of press repression is
One group goes the length of denouncing
Government interference with the press or
with the Sopialists, and will support the
Progressist's-demand for the abolition of
the anti-Socialist law. The other urges the
necessity of giving the Government the
means to combat the revolutionary propa
ganda. The Government, dreading the re
sult under the existing disruption of the
groups, wljl, it is expected, postpone the
discussion of the press measure.
The Progressists are therefore preparing
to raise the question of the rights of the
press through a proposal that the State be
come liable for the indemnifying of journals
that may be suspended or suppressed with
out the sanction of a legal tribunal.
PUN IN THE FUTTJEE.
The coming period of the session before
the Whitsuntide adjournment promises
fierce debates and critical party develop
ments. Herren Liebknecht, Gnllenberger,
Schumacher and Harm are involved in the
prosecution pending against 108 Socialists
as members of a secret society. The prose
cutions do not impede the electoral prepara
tions of the Socialists, who are now teverish
ly active throughout the empire.
Everywhere new workmen's associations
are forming and a number of candidates
have been selected. A striking character
istic of the movement is the spread of the
canvass beyond tWIs into the country.
Short electoral fly-sheets- written in a
clear style denouncing land owners are
widely distributed among the peasantry.
The police have arrested Socialist agents
engaged in propaganda at Edinburgh,
Pomerania, and seized quantities of Ameri
can revolutionary leaflets. The Munich
Allgemeine Zeittmg says that South Ger
many has never witnessed anything like the
present recudescence of socialism, the aim
of which is to influence the peasants and
smaller land owners with a view of obtain
ing their suffrages in the coming election.
THE BOTAL FAMILY.
The Emperor and Empress, Dowager
Empress Augusta and other members of
the Imperial family, took communion on
Thursday in the Palace Chapel. They also
attended service Good Friday. Chaplain
Koegel preached, and afterward dined with
the Dowager Empress Augusta. Chaplain
Stoecker is practically suspended from the
functions ot Court preacher. His friends
assert that his retreat is temporary and that
he has the assurance of the sympathy of the
Emperor, himself a-strong anti-Semitic.
Prince Bismarck, in consulting with the
Emperor on overtures from the Vatican for
the appointment of a Nuncio at Berlin,
found unflinching opposition, the Emperor
even declining to consider the nomination
of a certain Archbishop to fulfill the func
tions of Nuncio. The Vatican hoped that
the presence in the capital of a high Catho
lic dignitary wonld overshadow the humbler
Protestant clericals and give eclat to the
church, assuch a dignitary would figure in
some degree as a primat". Prince Bismarck
is credited with a willingness to assent, but
the Emperor's prejudices are unconquer
able. The Catholic congress at Vienna will
open on the 29th instant. There will be
three sittings. Five committees will he ap
pointed to consider social, scientific, educa
tional, press and political questions. It is
expected that the congress will proclaim the
necessity of the re-establishment of the
temporal power of the Pope, and declare the
right of the church to direct schools to the
exclusion of state interference.
Work of Dynamlto Fiends.
Middletown, O., April 20. Some un
known people placed a dynamite cartridge
under the corner of a frame building next
to the United States Hotel last night It
exploded and demolished half the building.
All the windows in the hotel were broken,
and all the guests' awakened.
DEED OE A DEMOff.
A Jealons Mau Horribly Batchers Fonr of
His Five- Children and Then lianas-
nimself Terriblo Tragedy
at Bide Ran.
tgriCIAI. TELEOHAM TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Addison, N. Y., April 20. At 7 o'clock
this morning a horrible tragedy was discov
ered at Blue Bun, Pa., 35 miles south of
Addison, on the mine branch of the Addi
son and Pennsylvania Bailroad. Frank
Hancock and four of his children, two girls
and two boys, aged respectively 12, 8, 6 and
K years, were found dead.
Last night Mrs. Hancock went to a neigh
bor's to watch with a sick woman. About
midnight she ran over to her own home, a
few rods distant, .found all quiet and re
turned to the sick bed. She went home
early in the morning.prepared breakfast and
went to call the family, when she found
her husband hanging to one of the rafters
of the shanty in which they lived, and four
of her children in a "bed in the same room,
two with their throats cut from ear to ear
and two stabbed to the heart. A huge
butcher knife was used in the terrible work.
The bloody weapon was then stuck at a prop
to keep the door open.
Hancock was fireman in the mill of
Waite & Atwell, and the mill hands were
quickly summoned by Mrs. Hancock, and
the neighbors notified of the awful deed.
After butchering the four children Hancock
stabbed himself several times, but not In
flicting mortal wounds, threw a rope over
one of the rafters, stepped upon a box,
adjusted the rope abont his neck, kicked
the box away, and strangled to death. He
disemboweled three of the children, after
having inflicted other mortal wounds upon
them. The fifth child, a boy, 1 year old,
sleeping in a cradle, was unharmed, and in
a letter Hancock left, directed to his father,
he desired his silver watch given to the boy
when he grew up.
Before the coroner's jury to-day, Mrs.
Hancock testified that she had a lover, and
that her husband had another woman that
he liked, and that they had agreed to part
Mar 1 and divide the children between
them, but the neighbors do not credit her
story. Further hearing was postponed.
Jealousy is supposed to be the cause of the
deed. Hancock was about 40 years of age,
and a steady workman.
A HITCH IN THE PEOCEEDINGS.
Tho Standard Finds Formidable Rivals for
Ohio OH Lands.
rSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Lima, April 20. There is a hitch in the
Standard's negotiations with the Trenton
Bock Oil Company for their 10,000 acres of
leases. It is said that company adjourned
for 30 days without taking action, and it is
certain that they have not sold out There is
reason to believe that a syndicate of inde
pendent refiners, consisting of the Eagle
Consolidated Refining Company and the
Lima Oil Company, ot this city, and Sco
field, Shermer and Teagle, of Cleveland, are
negotiating against the Standard for the
property. There is no truth in the reported
sale of the Eagle refinery to the Standard.
There have been no transactions of im
portance consummated, and interest centers
in negotiations oyer tne Trenton Bock prop
erty and the fight between the Standard
and Lima companies over the Bomsche
leases. The latter had one-third interest in
a lease and contract for the produc
tion when the -Standard stepped in
and bought the other two-thirds,
and notified the Lima company that
it could have no more of the oil and pro
ceeded to connect a pipe line with the tank.
The Lima company forthwith sent a force
of men, who tore up the Standard pipe and
threw it over the fence. There was no con
flict of forces, but the end is notyet.
PAY0BS BUT ONE UNIYEESITY.
Pope's Letter to Cardinal Gibbons
Arrives and is Read.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISrATCB.l
New Yobk, April 20. The Catholic
News, of this city, has received the Latin
text of the letter which the Pope has ad
dressed to Cardinal Gibbons and the Ameri
can bishops in relation to the Catholic Uni
versity at Washington. The Pope approves
the statutes which were presented to him by
Bishop Keane, and confers on the university
all the rites competent to adjust a lawful
university of studies. The office of Chancel
lor Is conerred on the Archbishop of Balti
more and his successors.
The Pope wishes that a special school may
be erected for teaching the canon law, and
also the public law of the church, and sug
gests that all other Catholic institutions of
education be connected with the university
so far as that will not conflict with theirown
rights. He directs that no similar university
be founded without the consent of the Holy
CONTENTS OF THIS ISSBE.
A Gaide for Rapid Readers Where to Find
News and Choice Reading.
The Dispatch this morning offers its tens
of thousands of patrons a triple part 20-page
number. On account of pressure on the news
columns by live business men who thrive by
letting tho world know where they can be
found and what they are doing, it has been
f ound necessary to make some changes in the
make-up. The most important is the transfer
of the classified advertisements wants, for
sales, to lets, business changes, anctlon sales,
real estate cards, etc from the Third Page of
the First Part of The Dispatch to tho
Eleventh Page of the Second Part Tho sport
ing review will also be found on the Eleventh
Page of the Second Part The First Part con
tains all the latest telegraphic, local, baseball
and sporting news, the miscellaneous matter
being distributed as follows:
Part II Pages 9 to 16.
Americans In Asia F. G. Carfesteb
Honesty of Dissent Gail Hamilton
Nye as aBotanlst Bill Ji ye
An Inhuman. Sport.... ...... ...........OniDA
Flr Woman's Glory... Estelli Clattot, it ai.
Clara Belle's Chat i Clara Belle
An Easter Morning Iter. GEO. Hodofs
Everyday Science ...... .Stafi' Wbiteh
A Beview of Sports FitKaLE
Classified Advertisements. '
G. A. K. News,
Musical News. ' Market Beview.
A Study of Suicide, Mark P. Giuswold.
As Others See Us , T. T. O'MALLEY.
A l'epatthoPast....r. Jas. W.Brkex.
An Old Cold Hunter O. M. S.
Art Notes and Business Cards.
l'lttsbnrg to Gulf. H. A. W.
Amusement Directory. ,
Part III Pages 17 to 20.
Conservative Cuba Lillias Spencer
"Where Time is Made E. V. L.
East and West (Fiction). ...... Edward E. Hals
Baths of the Blch Mart G. Huhfhrets
After Chief Joseph ..Cait. Charles Kino
Look at Your Hands Staff Writer
Hummingbird Castle E. H. Henbichs
Actors In Society Grace Greenwood
Xlllarnry's l.akes E. L. Wakeman
.fireside Sphynx E. E. CnADBOOnx
Lands of the Lotus Beverlt Crump
I Want to Go Home Bessie Bramble
Sunday 'Thoughts a ACLZSGTXAX
WE CM GET CAMDA
IftheCanadian3Yp.t For Annex
lion to tifC'4Ajd States
mfnr i rn TPtTT VTW sT rntrcinrivb -.
JSUUDAai l!ADUAv;r- V AALU HAAS
But Will Give the Cote 5 'Jts Blessing' V!
nnrt T-nMI.-. A T A
OTTOYTA'S PE0TECnYB$3&? HUET8
TheEnjUsh in a Tender Spot aajgaoggftd Their
Over 1,000 Englishmen, representing the
Government and commercial and manu
facturing interests, bave been interviewed on
the position Englarfd wonld take in the event
of Canada desiring annexation to theTJnlted
States. The drift of sentiment is that if
Canada shows that she really desires annex
ation tho people and the Government of En
gland will not interfere to prevent it t
rBPECIAL TILEORAM TO TBS DIKPATCIT.3
New Yoek, April 20. The Sun will
print to-morrow about 13 columns of matter
relating to the possible annexation of Can
ada. The material has been collected by
one of the Sun's European correspondents,
Mr. Blakely Hall, and is the result of an
effort to find out what position Great
Britain would take in case of a decisive
rupture of th9.relations now existing be
tween the United States and Canada.
Special emphasis is laid upon the fact that
the views of the great business men and
manufacturers of the "United Kingdom have
been sought and obtained. Mr. Hall mads
a tour of Great Britain embracing all the
great manufacturing centers, so that the
business element is heavily repre
sented. Beside the prominent mer
chants, there are letters and
expressions of opinion from men of inter
national importance. Considerably over
1,000 men have been consulted, and among
those who have contributed to this sympo
sium of British sentiment on a great stats
question are the Earl of Derby, brother of
Lord Stanley of Preston, the present Gov
ernor General of Canada; Lord Brassey, Sir
Stafford Northcote,theDuke of Marlborough,
the Duke of Butland (Cabinet Minister),
Lord Bradbourne, who has been Lord of
the Treasury, Under Secretary of State of
the Home Department and Under Secretary
for the Colonies; the Earl of Mill town, the
Bight Hon. James Lowther, M. P., ex
Chief of Secretary for Ireland; the Earl of
Selbourne and a host of others of almost
TWO GREAT QUESTIONS.
The Sun in its editorial summary says:
"The two great questions of real moment,
on which ample light is cast by the expres
sions of opinion procured for the Sun, are
these, viz: Has the protective tariff of tho
Dominion caused Englishmen to regard
Canadians with diminished sympathy, if
not with indifference? Secondly, would
England oppose annexation If the Canadians'
"The first of these inquiries elicited differ
ent answers, according to the political pre-
dilections and social relations of the person
addressed. The Conservative- politicians,
and especially the members of the-Honse of
Lords or occupants of high administrative
posts, denied that the protective" tariff
established by the Ottawa Government had
cooled tne friendship of Englishmen for
their fellow subjects in America. Even the
Earl of Derby, who ought to know some
thing abont tne feeling in Lancashire, con
curred in the views just indcated, though it
seemed to onr correspondent that he spoke
''On the other hand, there was: no doubt
whatever in the minds of Gladstonlans or of
the radical Unionists touching the refrig
erative effect of the Ottawa protective tariff
upon .British affection for Canada. ' '
A SACKED TIE SEVEBED.
"These all concurred with Mr. Chamber
lain in thinking that the Canadians them
selves had cut the strongest bond that of
the reciprocal interests created by a free in
terchange of products which used to bind
them to the mother country.
"We have kept to the last the responses
to the question of paramount importance:
wonld England try to prevent by force ths
voluntary union of Canada with ths
United States? As to this point, English
men of all parties and all classes agree
with Mr. Chamberlain in declaring that
if secession from the British Empire
were desired by the Canadians,
any British Government wonld have to let
the people go. Where the Tories and
Liberals differ is in the stress they lay on
the degree of evidence requisite to prove
that annexation really is desired by the
Canadians. Some ot the Conservatives
assert that the wish wonld have to be sub
stantially unanimous; all insist that it must
be deliberate, unmistakable, unshakable.
Lord Derby says more definitely that if an
annexation bill should pass the Ottawa
Parliament only by a small majority the
royal assent might be withheld.
"This seems to involve the admission that
if the same bill were repassed in the next
Parliament by a larger majority, the Crown
would have to yield. And that is un
doubtedly a close approach to the fact We
scarcely need to add that if England wonld
in the end have to acquiesce even in the
political fusion of Canada and the United
States, she certainly could not prevent their
AN EXAGGEEATED FAIEI TALE.
No Such Estate In UTissonrl as Pittsburg
ISPICIAL TILEORAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
St. Lotjis, April 20. The Associated
Press dispatch sent ont from Pittsburg re
garding the Hillman estate, in St Clara
county, I1L, is a ghost story of the exagger
ated type. It is asserted that the estate lies
across the river from St Louis and is valued
at $17,000,000. According to the assessed
valuation of ail property, it is not probablt
that the so-called estate is worth anything.
Under a recent decision of the State Su
preme Court, East St Loniswill have to
pay up, and property there is not 'worth
oyer half what it wa3 a few years ago. If
the Pittsburg claimants can find any estate .;
in East St Louis, they will have sharper v
eyes man tne omcers oi tne law, woo nave,
been levying for some time to satisfy broken
Major S. T. IlolIIdny to be Appointed Cora."
mlssloner of Customs- '.":
ISPICIAL TELEGRAM-TO THE CISPATCH.1 i
Ebie, April 20. It comes from good
authority that Major S. V. Holllday, of
this city, has been offered the position of
Commissioner of Customs. The position I
now held by Colonel J. S. McCalmont, of
ranklin, .fa. Ex-Commissioner Johnston,
of Meadville, who was succeeded by Me-'
Calmout, was a candidate for the position. "
This takes Major Holllday out otthe
rjostoffice fieht at Erie and removes a thorn
from Congressman Cnlbertson's tide, as it
is said that Holliday was Quay's selection
.ui iu.ui. puawuicciuiuviuucrisouwaniM
some one eise.