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The Dispatch has a
with ttaeX)tlahoma Boom
ers. He will enter the New
Canaan with them to-day.
and will graphically furnish
an rcauers witu
Thirty Thousand Oklahoma
Boomers r Take a Last
Look From Afar-
AT THE PROMISED LAND.
An Ominous Silence Eeigns on the
Line "at One Side, but
PDRCELL IS IN A PERFECT UPROAR.
The Oklahoma Legion Proves it Really Ex
ist by Issuing a Manifesto Neither
Time Kor Inclination Alone the Line for
Easter Services An Ohio Man Preaches
nSermon and a Kentucky Judge Fnts in
a Good Word for His Own Schemes
Rumors of Five Boombcra Being
Wonnded and One Killed Threats of
Taking Away Ail Wenpons Before the
Entry Is Made A Number of stampedes
nt PBrcell, Followed by Arrests.
At soon to-day the wild ruth is to be
made for the promised land of Okahoma bj
the thousands of eager would-be home
steaders. Thirty thousand of them yester
day took a longing, lingering look from the
neutral land at the green fields of the place
they yearn to call their home. At Purcell
several stampedes were made yesterday, but
the officers were able to overtake and take
back to the line all offenders. The sus
pense isn't for many hours longer, but it is
intense in the extreme.
rsrrcui. telegram to the disfatcs.i
On the Oklahoma Line. )
Br CotTKiEE via
Abkan&as Citt, April 21. )
The Boomer's Sabbath has been a quiet as
well as a happy one, with only a few hours
between them and the green Eldorado in
which their hopes are centered. They will
all be ready to go when the signal is
sounded at noon to-morrow, and if tl ey
carry out their present plans, it is, safe Vo
predict that'most of them will be comforta
bly settled on homesteads before the sun
goes down. They will have a race with
cowboys and speculators for the fertile
fields along the banks of the Cimarron, but
as the ones who are going into the interior
are well mounted, they are confident of fin
ally winning the homes they have been
struggling for so many years.
Bard to Estimate the Entries.
It is difficult to estimate how many will en
ter the race for farms along the Cherokee bor
der. There is many a man in the camp
-which extends east andfest '"for 60 miles,
who his his eyes fixed jealouslyon this land,
and is going to get it if he can. There are
as many men who will break for the second
tier of farms, so it is possible that each
homestead will be the temporary home of a
Captain Hays, who is here on the line
with his company of troopers, rode down to
ward the Bock Island track to-day, to con
sult with Captain "Woodson relative to the
best means to be adopted for preventing
bloodshed. Captain Hayes has tried to find
out something of the plans of the boomers,
hut the latter hare been reticent in talking
with him. Each man knows what he is go
ing to do, but is afraid to say anything
about it, lest his neighbor might profit by
A Silence That la Ominous.
Captain Hayes regards the silence as
ominous, for he believes it will result in
confusion and turmoil, and finally in blood
shed. He is considering the advisability of
disarming every man along the line, and if
Captain "Woodson acquiesces in his views,
he will send out his troopers with orders to
search the wagons and confiscate all arms
that are found.
The boomers did little this afternoon but
hunt for shelter from the sun, which blazed
with August fierceness. A few of them
walked up and down the line of Oklahoma,
and regarded its green fields, spreading
away to the south as far as the eye could
see, -with mingled feelings of pleasure and
curiosity. Others lounged around the sol
diers' camp and chatted with the bronzed
' An Ohio Man Preaches n Sermon.
Early in the day a venerable Ohio man
conducted a simple religious service, which
was attended by over 200 men and women.
The old man had been acting as chaplain of
the camp in the "Walnut Valley, and every
Sunday morning he summoned his flock
with an old cowbell. This morning the
clanging of the same old bell rang out
again, and the boomers came to the services
in twos and threes. The pulpit was a soap
box. The congregation sang "Nearer, My
God, to Thee." The preacher said: "I
know that things that will arouse your pas
sions will happen. I know there will be
disputes about land. I know that bitter
feelings will be engendered, ana possibly
blood spilled. I ask you all, in the name
of Him whose blessings have been showered
on us so plentifully, to restrain your pas
sions ana oury your arms, xou may gain
a'temporary victory with a six-shooter or a
"Winchester, but in the end you will be
damned." A song was sung, and then the
meeting came to an end.
Threats of Entering: at Once.
To-night scarcely a sound can be beard to
hreafc the solitude 'of the green wilderness.
Thousands of boomers poured into Purcell
to-night The situation assumed a threat
ening aspect when the strangers became
aware that if every one in Purcell got a
claim there would be little land left for the
rest of the men who are camped about the
border This fact has caused hundreds to
leave lor Oklahoma with the avowed inten
tion of entering the territory to-night and
squatting on the land at all hazards.
On the trains to-day came a number of
Texas .desperadoes, and 'their appearance in
the city has aroused many of the better
Classes to band themselves together for self-
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protection. The following circular was
printed and posted about town:
FAIR WARNING 1 :
f LATE ORDEB MADE AT LATE MEETING '.
: OKLAHOMA LEGION: :
: Resolved, That we again pledge our- :
: selves to protect our brother members .
: in theirlong-respectednghtson selected :
: claims, and that all town site sharks ana :
: claim jumpers will be dealt with in'a I
; summary mannner.
Very Few to "Enter Oklahoma Alone.
The placard has caused the outsiders to
also band together but in smaller numbers,
and there will be few who will leave alone
for Oklahoma to-morrow to take claims.
The chances for a man entering the Terri
tory alone and holding a good claim are
very slim. Dave Hunt, a Texan, and one
ofthe founders of the league, said this
morning that the placard meant business.
All members of the legion are heavily
It was Sunday only in name, in Purcell.
The gambling houses were run wide open
and the stores did a tremendous business.
The streets were thronged with horses and
horsemen, and auction sales of ponies
were held on all the corners. The animals
sold for fabulous figures. Twenty running
horses have been brought here by men who
desire to get the claims directly across the
Canadian, and as many more will be used
by the Purcell International Improvement
Company, which is after the same lands.
The company and citizens are making
against each other and the probable out
come of the race will be a free fight. "
Boomers Hiding In the Thickets.""'
A number of patrols of cavalry passed
through PurcelLto-day, after having secured
the Southern portion of Oklahoma. They
brought no prisoners, although they admit
that there are boomers in hiding in thickets.
To-morrow there will be but one train out
of Parcel, and that will leave at 11:30, and
cross the border at noon. There are more
men there who will chance it on horses than
ride on the train.
"THE STAMPEDE BEGINS.
A Mad Rnsh Made from the Pnrcell Side
Impossible to Restrain the Waiting
Men Any Longer Many Ars
rested Five Wonnded
and One Killed.
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH!
Purcell, I. -X, April 2L The mad
stampede for Oklahoma began to-night
The booVners could be held in check no
longer. They are now crossing the Cana
dian in crowds, and rushing pellmell on
the green fields. There are 100 officers on
the other side, and they are doing every
thing in their power to stem the tide.
Every possible contrivance is being used to
cross the river, which is still swollen. The
boomers make a dash upon the officers, and
some of them are successful in reaching the
thickets. The rest are arrested and brought
back to this city. Some of the boomers
have crossed the river three and four times,
only to be caught and returned.
It is a wild night in Purcell. Cowboys
and boomers arc riding through the streets
with revolvers and threatening every per
son who may attempt to stop them when
they decide to cross. The gambling houses
are deserted and everybody is ont in the
street, yelling and shooting.
An officer who has1 just returned from
Oklahoma reports that five boomers were
wounded and one killed in a fight with offi
cers. The boomers ran into the brush. An
Indian scout discovered them, and when
they were found by the officers they showed
fight. Those who were not wounded r
killed after the first volley went deeper into
the timber. Scouts are again alter them.
It was claimed here to-night that the rail
road bridges across the Canadian river
would be burned before morning. A squad
of cavalry has been stationed along the
river. If the present uproar continues
there will be few boomers in Purcell to
morrow. SOME SUNDAY SCENES.
Little Inclination for Easter Worship In
Pnrcell A Season of Public Ad
dresses 30,000 Anxious Peo
ple Waiting lor the
Stroke of the
Chicago, April 2L The Chicago Timet'
special from Purcell telling of the last day
in the Indian Territory prior to the final in
vasion of Oklahoma says: Pinal prepara
tions were made to-day for the exodus which
will begin to-morrow. "Wagons were over
hauled, supplies purchased and guns and
tools given careful inspection. To-day was
lovely, but there was no suggestion of Sun
day in the street scene.
Prom the hill overlooking the beautiful
valley on the Canadian, a soft-toned bell
called the religiously inclined to worship
in the Catholic mission of St. Augustine.
In the town itself there are two insignifi
cant church structures, but they are not
centers of attraction to-day. The supreme
moment is so near at hand that the thou
sands who have spent weary months in wait
ing can hardly contain themselves.
At 8 o'clock this morning the public
square contained a large assemblage, and
bv -10 o'clock the throne had swelled to
Lsuch an extent that the passage was exceed
ingly dimcult several prominent men
were induced to mount improvised platforms
and harangue the crowd on the great issue of
the day. Judge Green, of Kentucky,
the only man in town who
wears store clothes arid a silk
hat, spoke for half an hour. The people
wanted lighfon the town site, school land,
and other questions connected with the open
ing of Oklahoma, and he dispensed it with
apparent knowledge of the situation. The
Judge is charged by many with- being
mixed up in town site schemes, and is not,
therefore, deemed above (giving advice,
which, if followed, would result to his per
To-night in Pnrcell the strain on the wait
ing thousands of boomers seemed almost un
bearable. The situation in Purcell tells the
story for the southern border of Oklahoma,
of which Pnrcell is on the edge. Along
the entire north line of the promised land,
the-Iatest advices show that the conditions
there to-night are even more exciting than
in the South. It is estimated that outside
of Oklahoma to-night, over 30,000 are
camped in the darkness, waiting for to-morrow's
permission to "go up and possess the
A PICNIC JOE PICKPOCKETS.
Sharpers Reaping a Hnrreston the Crowded
Trains of Boomers.
Kansas Crrr, Aril 21. To-night be
ing the last chance for persons bound for
Oklahoma to leave in time to reach the
country by noon to-morrow, the Union
depot was thronged with as motley a crowd
as was ever assembled in it The Santa Pe,
in addition to its two regular trains (which
were jammed), sent out a special of 11
coaches, which represented nearlv every
line entering the city. The Rock Island
also sentout an immense train.
Innumerable cases of pocket-picking
have occurred during the past week, both
in the depot and on the trains. To-day it
was ascertained that three or four sharpers
have been working a very smooth game.
They would board an Oklahoma train, gain
the confidence of a carload of "boomers,"
and finallv suggest the organization of a
colony. The -sharpers would produce
their pocketbooks and suggest a common
fund, and the actual settlers would
follow suit. The common fund idea invari
ably failed of consummation, however, but
the pickpockets improved the opportunity
by noting the size of each man's purse and
its place Of concealment. The sharpers
would ride out a hundred miles or more,
and by that time would have succeeded in
reaping their harvast No arrests have
been made yet
MILLIONS OP ACEESr
The Oklahoma Lands Only a Small Portion
ofthe Available Lands.
The .following facts concerning Uncle
Sam's possessions in and about the Okla
homa domain are interesting at this time:
By the treaties of August 11 and 16,1866,
the Creeks ceded to the United States the
west half of their entire domain, about 3,
402,428.88 acres, at 30 cents per acre, and
the Scminoles their entire domain, about
2,037,414.52 acres, at 15 cents per acre in
all 5,439,843.50 acres. These cessions, as
stated in these treaties, were in compliance
with the desire of the government
to locate on them other friendly
Indians and freedmen. The Springer
bill, which on February 1, 1889, passed the
House of Representatives for the organiza
tion of Oklahoma Territory, includes Okla
homa, "the Cherokee Outlet" and the so
called "No Man's Land," or "Public Land
Klrin " nnrl nil tliof wr4 nf ti Tni'.n
Territory not actually occupied by the five
uiviuzeu iriues. '
Mr. Snrincer. in bin wmrtrfc nf "RVJii-nnw
7, 1888, from the Committee on Territories,
ucsunurs m area as iouows: xne area in
said Territory not occupied by the Indian
tribes, and the acreage thereof, is as follows:
Cherokee outlet, 6,022,244 acres; public
land strip, 3,672,640 acres; Oklahoma lands,
1,887,800 acres. Total, 11,582,684 acres."
A CANADIAN OUTLAW CAPTDEED.
He Resists Arrest and Is Shot Down at His
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. I
Montreal, April 2L Morrison, the
celebrated Quebec outlaw, has at last oeen
captured, having defied both the civil and
military authorities of Quebec for nearly
a year. He is a prisoner, but true to his
oath that he would sell his liberty dearly,
he made a hold attempt to murder his cap
turer, and in this act was -shot down at his
father'i door. .
The news of his capture was received after
midnight It appears that when the Mon
treal force was ordered home to-day Consta
bles McMahanandLeroyer remained behind
hiding in the bush near the log cabin of
Morrison's father, about a mile from Mars
den, and about 2 o'clock this even
ing two men entered the hut, but
they were too far away to recognize
either. When night came the constables
crept up to the cabin, but a dog's warning
bark gave notice of their presence. In
stantly the door was thrown open, and a
man dressed in pants and shirtcame out and
looked cautiously around. In hand he
held a large revolver, and the officer at once
recognized Morrison. "Throw up your
hands," they ordered, In reply he fired
three shots at them.
Both dropped to their knees unwounded,
and as they went down returned the fire
with their Winchesters, and the next in
stantMorrisoa-J"eU.-iJoih jumped on him,
hut he was past resistance, being severely
wotinded in the left groin. More assistance
being summoned, he was wrapped in
blankets and taken to Marsden village. A
special train is to convey the captured out
law to that town.
The crime for which Morrison has been
so long hunted for was the shooting, in
broad day on the principal street in Sher
brook, of an ex-United States bailiff who
went to arrest him for arson.
QUAY HAS HOPES.
It is Believed That He Will Put His Man In
the Pittsburg P. O.
"Washington, D. C, April 21. Senator
Quay paid anothervisit to the White House
yesterday the second in 24 hours and had
another chat with the President for a
quarter of an hour. Neither the President
nor the Senator talked about it to-night,
but the general understanding is that
it was the most agreeable of the series
so far. It is stated that the President
confirmed Quay's hopes that his man
would be appointed postmaster at Pittsburg
nd that Pennsylvania wonld get at least
the commissionership of customs in the
Treasury Depaitment and, perhaps, several
other minor places elsewhere, particularly
in the consular service. Butan is to be
provided for. Quay, on his part, assured
the President, it is stated, that he would
moderate his opposition to Postmaster Pield,
of Philadelphia, and intimated that ulti
mately it might disappear entirely.
HOMELESS AND DESTITUTE.
Pitiable Condition of Hundreds of Feoplo;
In a Forest Fire District.
rSFECIAL TELEGlfim TO THE DISFATCS.l
Bichmond, Va., April 21. Ex-Senator
A. M. Lybrook, of Patrick county, reports
a pitiable condition ef affairs in that county.
He says: "There has never been a parallel
to the destruction of property resulting from
the forest fires that occurred in this county
last week. Hundred of people are left
homeless and "houseless, and utterly desti
tute of every .means of supporting their
families. I cannot see how they can live
without aid from abroad until the incoming
ofthe next crop, and even then numbers of
them are without fences to protect their
crops and plantations, and without houses
to live in.
"To see those poor people traveling
through this county, begging aid and assist
ance from those who are unable to aid them,
is extremely distressing and painful."
PEEPAEING P0R GEEAT CROWDS.
New York Hotel Keepers Hiring All Avail,
able Rooms for Lodgers.
ISrECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCS.1
, New York, April 21. The Hotelkeep
ers' Association met to-day and established
a bureau of public comfort for he accom
modation of visitors to the centennial. They
will advertise in all the papers for house
keepers who will take lodgers or boarders to
send their addresses to P. T. Wall, at the
Travelers' Association, 30 Union Square.
Mr. Wall will make up a.list of these out
side hostelries, and each member of the as
sociation will have one for the benefit of ap
plicants that cannot be accommodated.
President Merri field said that the hotel
men took this course because -they did not
approve of the method adopted by the Po
lice Commissioners, and because the Cen
tennial Committee was slow about doing
anything in the matter.
A Big Ohio Farm.
rSFXCLUi TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCn.1
YoUNGSTOWN, April 21. John Stam
baugh, Jr., Myron O. Wick, Henry Stam
baugh, Tod Ford and other Youngstown
capitalists have, purchased 4,056 acres of
lantt near .ttaroin count v, this State, and
wjii engage eAi.cusi.yEi- an farming, 'Ani
prioepaia ior me tract was 9ii,zov.
A QUESTION OF SIZE.
Prohibition in Massachusetts Sorely
Snowed Under, and Its
DEFEAT IS ALREADY CONCEDED.
The Majority Against it Depends on the
THE EEPUBLICAN PARTI IN A BAD BOX
Whatever To-Day's Eesnlt May bo the Party Will
lose Many Totes.
To-day Massachusetts will vote for or
against prohibition. The defeat of the
amendment is already .conceded, and the
only question to be determined is the size of
the majority against The Bepublican
party is in a predicament If it throws its
influence for the amendment it will lose
many votes, and if it is too active in defeat
ing it the Prohibition Bepublicans may
desert the party in a body.
JSr-ECIAL TELEOEAM TO TUB DISFATCH.1
B6ston, April 2L To-day has been any
thing but a day of rest in Massachusetts.
Hard shell Prohibitionists have crowded
into halls and churches to fill up on en
thusiasm for to-morrow's battle at the polls.
Hard-hearted opponents of the prdposed
Constitutional amendments have gathered
in upper chambers to discuss the situation
and incidentally to fill up on enthusiasm of
a different sort than that which satisfied
Both sides concede- the defeat of the
amendment, and the only question now at
issue is the size of the majority against the
measure. Its supporters will strain every
muscle and rake in every vote to show that
public sentiment largely favors the prohib
itory amendment If a close vote is polled
there will be a red-hot time whichever way
the tide turns. Both sides stand ready to
yell fraud, and a close vote will create more
discord than can be settled in a hurry. The
returns received by the Amendment Com
mittee lead them to look for a negative ma
jority of about 15,000. There are some vis
ionary cranks who confidently expect a
victory for the amendment, but they are few
and far between. Others equally- impulsive
on the other side claim a majority of fully
50,000 against the amendment
THE STAY-AT-HOMES. -
Everything depends upon the number of
stay-at-homes. It is to be presumed that
every Prohibitionist will be at the polls,
rain or shine. Cold water men are not sup
posed to'mind a little thing like ram. The
bulk of the stay-at-homes then will belong
to the anti-amendment party. Many of
these voters wilLstay at home rather than
give their conscience" a tweak by voting
for the saloon. Thousands of .voters who
would vote against the measure jrill remain
away from the polls under the impression
that their votes will not be needed.
A good mony "low down rummies," or
proprietors of low groggeries, who will he
refused a license for tbe coming fiscal year,
will work for the adoption ot the amend
ment in order to get even with-the lower set
of liquor dealers. If prohibition is made a
part of the Constitution, the better classes
of rum sellers will either migrate to another
State or they will change their occupations.
They will not break the laws. The lower
class of rum sellers will then have the field
to themselves for illegal selling. These
men. are after the dollars every time. Senti
ment is wasted on them.
,. HARD TO TEEDICT.
The uncertainty as fo the strength of
these factors make it impossible to predict
the size of the majority against the amend
ment with any degree of accuracy. The
Prohibitionists have not yet given up the
fight, nor will they do so until 4 o'clock to
morrow afternoon. Their campaign has
been carefully planned and everything es
sential to success has been provided, for the
third party has developed an ability lor
securing perfect organization never before
conceded to it The leaders have worked
like beavers, and there is more "method in
their madness" than is apparent at first
To-morrow will be a critical period in the
existence of the Bepublican nartv. The
"Grand Old Party" pledged itself to place
the Constitutional amendment before the
people. It has kept" its word, but there are
many who look to the Bepublican party to
go farther and see that the amendment is
adopted with a normal majority of about
30,000 in the State.
BETWEEN TWO FIEES.
The Bepublican party could, if it was dis
posed, easily place the amendment in tbe Con
stitution. But it goes without saying that the
Bepublican party is not a unit on the pro
hibition question, and the leaders of the
party know that it would be suicidal to at
tempt,as a partyto champion the amendment
Yet the Prohibition wing of the party is by
no means an insignificant factor, and
the leaders-tremble at the possibility of a
bolt in case the amendment is buried. A
large -number of Prohibition Bepublicans
will go over to the -5 ird party if there is any
evidence that the Bepublican party as a whole
opposed the amendment, and this will be
determined by the size of the vote agains
. Should the exodus be general, the Bepub
lican party or Massachusetts will step down
and out of power for the time being, for the
rupture will not be held by any promises of
future legislation. The Democrats see this,
and they are afSyely at work to bring about
such a result The fun will begin at 7
o'clock to-morrow morning and will last un
til 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
A BIG FIRE IN ATLANTA.
A Conflagration In a Business Block Docs
Atlanta, Ga., April 21. pire was dis
covered this afternoon in the Jackson build
ing, in which is the "Well House Paper
Company, the Dun & Co.'s agency, Aaron
Haas, merchandise broker, and offices of
different kinds. Owing to the character of
the stock the firemen found it impossible to
check it, and the building was completely
, The total loss is abont $150,000. Captain
Jackson loses $40,000 on the buildings,
Well House Sons, 80,000; Dun & Co.,
probably 55,000; Aaron Haas, merchandise,
510,000; Porter King, lawyer, $5,000, and
others smaller sums.
A FATAL TRAIN WRECK.
Two Slen Killed nnd Three Injnrcd, Prob
Bebwick, III., April 21. Two men
were killed and three injured in the wreck
of a mixed train on the Central Iowa rail
road last night near here. The wreck was
caused by the breaking of a wheel as the
train was going over the bridge at Cedar
creik. Two cars were hurled into the creek
anfl took fire, burning the bridge.
Conductor Colvin was instantly killed by
tne fall, and the son of Section Foreman
avage, tbe duly passenger, was browned.
a mail clerk were badlv mannled, nrobablv
APRIE, 22, 1889.
An Anarchist View ofthe Constitution Mrs.
Parsons Says it Is All Right, bnt Sboald
bo Enforced It Gives the Right
of Free Speech nnd to
Bear Arms. ,
Chicago, April 21. The coming centen
nial celebration of the American Constitu
tion was derided up hill and down at the
regular Sunday meeting of the Socialists
and Anarchists in Waverly Hall this after
noon. Anarchist Lucy Parsons was the
only one of the crowd of two-or three hun
dred who had a word (o say in favor of the
document A sample of the other speeches
was that by a man named Burling, who
"This 400 of New York, who will conduct this
performance, know where their safety lies and
they know they are safe as long as the Consti
tution is as it is. Too Constitution, eh? Well,
has it been called a covenant with badesT What,
are we to do? The platform ot the Socialistic
Labor party is the only thing which shows how
the living can eovern themselves and not bo
held down by tbe laws made by dead men.
. He concluded by saying: "The Constitu
tion means a government of the people, for
the few, by ghosts."
All eyes were turned on Mrs. Parsons
when she arose and said:
You talk about the Constitution being wrong.
Tne Constitution is all right You are the ones
that are wrong. The people don't realize that
they have privileges they do not take. The
Constitution gives vou all tbe rights you need
If you would only demand them. Enforce the
Constitution. I wish to ask if you don't know
the Constitution grants us peaceful assem
blage? Don't it give us also tbe right to keep
and bear arms? We will nofbo in a position
to get our liberties until we enforce tha-Constl-tution.
Every man who has not a musket be
hind the ballot is a slave.
AN OHIO ELDORADO.
A Jndge Objects to. Excessive Verdicts in
Railroad Damage Salts.
SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
. YoTJiTGSTO'vra', April 2L In the case of
J. J. Miller, a commercial traveler, who
was given a verdict here against the Penn
sylvania Company for $20,000 for personal
injuries received at Wampum, Pa., the
Circuit Court has set aside the verdict on
the ground that it was excessive. Judge
Laubie, who rendered the decision, the
other Judges concuring, referred at length
to the notoriety this county had for finding
heavy judgments against railroad com
panies in damage cases, and said:
It commenced when Mr. Williams was given
a verdict here for $14,000. Nowhere else are
such verdicts given by juries as in this county.
Why It should be we do not know. The pros
perity of the city and county depends largely
upon these very railroads, and why prejudice
should exist against tnem we do not know.
This results in bringing from surrounding
States a flow of these damage suits into this
county, and makes it an Eldorado, a land of
cold open for the people who have been injured
in this aud adjoining States. This verdict was
excessive, and was rendered under prejudice
by the jury, and is therefore set aside.
The language used by Judge Laubie
caused a decided sensation in the courtroom,
which was crowded with attorneys, and as
the Court has commenced to set aside these
heavy verdicts probaibly it will cause a
change in the conduct of juries.
EIOTING IN MINNEAPOLIS.
An Attempt to Run Street Cars With Scab
Drivers Causes Trouble.
MnrarEAPOLis, Minn., April 21. The
first serious disturbance which has occurred
in Minneapolis since the general tie up
-ofthe car linesa week and a half ago, took
place this morning at Twelfth avenue and
Washington. Two cars were thrown off
ibe tracks, stones, bricks, bottles and other
missiles were used and 28 men were ar
Cars were run out as usual this morning
on all the lines which have been operated
for the past two days. At about 11 o'cloo k,
as two cars going in opposite directions
approached each other at Twelfth and
Washington avenues, bricks, stones and
bottles were thrown from a isaloon. A
crowd of about 500 people gathered. The
two cars were thrown over and badly
wrecked. The scab drivers were stoned.
The police were summoned and they, too,
were stoned. Some persons received severe
hurts, but were hustled out of the way -by
their friends. The police were called from
all the other lines of the city and the mob
was finally dispersed. Owing to the with
drawal of all the officers from the other
lines, all street cars in the city were stopped.
PEEPAEING FOE THIETES.
Crooked Characters to bo Attended to by
tho Centennial Police Porce.
rSPECIAL TELEOEAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
New Yoek, April 21. Inspector Byrnes
said to-day that he was determined upon
locking up all the thieves found in New
York streets during the centennial If the
police magistrate failed to hold a thief he
would be rearrested by the detectives upon
leaving the courtroom, but the detectives
would be careful tq arrest only those known
to them to be professionals. "I have infor
mation," said the Inspector, "that a dozen
menliving not far from police headquarters
have brought thieves here.-'bank sneaks,
bunko steererSj pickpockets, second story
thieves, and criminals of about every class,
and will go their bail if they are arrested.
Their partnership with the thieves calls for
a percentage of the profits.
A large number of thieves have already
arrived here and are hived on Coney Island:.
I shall ask the Police Board for the services
of 75 ward detectives aud 20 policemen who
are informed about thieves. These, with
my personal staff of 50, will make 145 men
under my charge. I shall station them at
the ferries, hotels, railroad depots and ele
vated railroad stations and among the
crowds, and shall have men at the ball
RELIGION 0EAZED HER.
Reason Lost Bat a Sool Saved Women
Fainting In Charch.
Lockpoet, N. Y., April 21. Mary.San
tredt, a Norwegian by birth, aged 30 years,
and a domestic in this city, was to-day sent
to the Buffalo Insane Asylum on the certifi
cate of Dr. Clark and Dr. Gould as a
maniac, due to great religious excitement
For several weeks past an evangelist named
Yatman has been holding revival meetings
in the First Presbyterian Church, and large
crowds of people have attended. Women
and girls have fainted nightly.
The Santredt wpman becaure imbued with
the idea that she must shefl her blood for
the redemption of sinners. She could not
sleep nor be induced to eat. It took four
men to control her on the train.
TELL0W JACK EEIGNS.
Ha Lars Ills Scepter on 100 Subjects a Day
In Brazilian Cities.
Baltimore, .April 21. The British
steamship Pine Branch, Captain Hutchin
son, arrived here to-day from Bio Janeiro,
via Barbadoes, and reports yellow fever as
terrible at Santos and Bio Janeiro. The
n umber of deaths at the latter point reached
100 a day. '
fSPECIAI. TELEOKAMTO TUB DISPATCH.
Lima, April 21. Tho 40,000 barrels of
oil that flowed out ofthe Standjrd'sJursted
tank into the river last night, took fire to
day and presents a grand sight A large
number of men are workingalong thestream
removing fences and timber to prevent a con
AN END TO SUSPENSE.
The Danmark's Passengers and Crew
Are Rescued in Midocean.
A CATHOLIC CONGRESS IS SPAHf
Which Will Ask for the Return ofthe Pope's
A EI0T OF CAR DEI7ERS IN YIEN2TA.
Thirteen Families Azala Elided From Their Enined
Homes at Faleamh,
The suspense is ended. The passengers
and crew of the steamer Danmark have
arrived at Lisbon. A congress of Catholic
clergymen will meet in Spain and ask that
the Pope be allowed to .resume his temporal
power. Ireland's troubles still continue.
Striking car drivers precipitate a riot in
Lisbon, April 21. Forty-two of the crew
and all the passengers of the Danmark have
arrived here. Mr. Baben, the first officer,
who is among them, reports that on April 4
the Danmark's shaft was broken. On the
next day the disabled steamer met the
steamship Missouri, from London, March
28, for Philadelphia and Baltimore. Tbe
Missouri towed the Danmark until the 6th,
when the latter seemed to he about to sink.
At first the Missouri was only able to
take aboard 20 of the Danmark's pas
sengers, but after having jettisoned
a portion of her cargo she found accommo
dations for all the crew and passengers of
the Danmark. The Missouri then proceeded
to the Azores and left there the first and
second officers and 320 passengers. She
then continued her journey to Philadelphia
with 340 passengers and the remainder of
the crew. The captain and three engineers
ofthe Danmark left the Azores on the 14th
The Danmark was about 800 miles from
Newfoundland when the accident occurred.
Some say that the engines broke down.
Engineer Kaas was found dead in the
engine room after the accident. The cap
tain and three engineers proceeded to Lon
don on board a steamer from Demerara.
The death ofthe Danmark's engineer was
due to the bursting of an engine pipe. The
engineer was killed on the spot, and the
ship was badly damaged. In consequence
of this damage, together with the breaking
of the shaft, the vessel was helpless in the
heavy seas that prevailed.
A New York special says: The Missouri
is anchored four miles off the breakwater.
No one is allowed on board to-night. It is
supposed that many of the Denmark's pas
sengers are on board.
Striking Car Drivers la Tienna Precipitate
o. Bloody Riot.
Vienha, April 21. There was serious'
rioting in this city to-day, arising out of
the strike of the tram car drivers. Work
men in sympathy with the strikers blocked
the streets and overcame the police. A force
of cavalry had to be called ont to quell the
.disorder. Many persons were injured and
a large numberarrested. '
The majority of the car men of the city
are on striked The Socialists side with
them. The rioting to-day occurred in the
suburbs. The military and police charged
the crowds with swords. Many of the
rioters received bloody wounds and about
100 were arrested. The moB replied by
IRELAND'S TROUBLES CONTINUE.
Thirteen Families Evicted nrid a Crowd
Charged Upon by Cavalry.
Dublin, April 21. Thirteen families at
Falcarragb, who had been evicted, but who
'had returned to their homes, were again
evicted at 5 o'clock Sunday morning. Bar
ricades had been erected, but the police met
with no violent resistance.
The proposed Nationalist demonstration at
Piltown, which was proclaimed by the Gov
ernment was held at Skough, in the imme
diate vicinity of Piltown. The police were
completely outwitted. While the crowd,
headed by a band of music? was returning
from the meeting, they were charged upon
by hussars, but no one was injured.
A CATHOLIC CONGRESS IN SPAIN.
It Asks tho Restoration of tho Pope's
Madeid, April 21. A Catholic congress
will meet here on Wednesday next. Cardi
nal Benavides will preside and 1,600 clergy
men and laymen will be in attendance.
The object of the congress is to pro
nounce in favor of he restoration of the
temproal power of the Pope and the exten
sion of the influence of the church in
schools. The Government has asked the
prelates to prevent a Carlist demonstration
on the occasion.
More Fighting at Saaklm.
Suakisi, April 21. A force of Soudanese
to-day attacked and defeated a party
of Egyptians from Suakim who wera build
ing a fort at Port Halaib. The Egyptians
lost ten killed and wounded. They were
forced to take refuge on the steamer Agami
and have returned to Suakim.
A Badly Scared Czar.
St. Peteesbubg, April 21. The Im
perial family has returned to St. Peters
burg, from Gatschina. Extra precautions
were taken for the safety ofthe party.
More arrests have been made of artillery
officers concerned in the Nihilist plot re
cently discovered at Zurich.
Kaiser Wllhelm to Take a Trip.
Beblut, April 21. Emperor William
proposes to make a trip ip the autumn to
the North Cape. He will be accompanied
by Saltzman the painter.
THE! MEAN STRICTLY BUSINESS.
The Standard's Great Rival rnshlngWork
on Its Philadelphia Refinery.
Philadelphia, April 21. The Globe
Befining Company, the Standard's great
rival, is pushing the establishment of an
immense refining plant on the South Dela
ware river front A contract has been
awarded for nine oil tanks, of 40,000 barrels
capacity each. Work has already begun
on the manufacture of the rolled iron
necessary for the great tanks. Contractors
are about to lay suitable foundations
for the plant The ground purchased
'at the foot of Mifflin street is very low, and
a large amount .of filling-in will be necessary
before anything but the wharfingcan be
done. Only one wharf is as yet contracted
for, butD. S. Cofrode, the contractor, is
now engaged on it with several pile-drivers
and a large number of hands.
Messrs. Widener and Elkins and the
other capitalists of the Globe Company
evidently mean business, and if their Phil
adelphia project is pushed as rapidly as
present evidences go to show it will be, oil
refining will be in progress before many
TWO EA0E QUEST!
The South Has the Kegro to Deal
the North Fitted Against Ail Earop
President Harrison's New Sonth
era Policy Predicted.
rsrxciAL tzxxoilui to tux dispatch.i
''' F 2UuttAonf&$ BOOMERS HAYE PATIMCEJ
n, of Omaha, has written an v. 3
le Southern question, which -'k 6
John P. Newman
open letter on the
is attracting widespread attention here. The
letter is addressed to the editor of,the News
and Courier. Beferring to his speech at the
Virginia conference, he says:
You have the race question to settle as to the
whites and tbe blacks! we have race qnestion
to settle as to. the American horn and the
foreign bom. With you it is a question with
your own people; with us it is- the North
against all Europe. You have the easier task.
The South has not been overrun by foreigners
indifferent to our institutions. This Li what I
meant by "the purest American blood was to
be found In the South," and that because of
this "it might be that the South would have
to march forth in defense of our dearest
institutions." I have been saying this in
the North for the cast 20 years, on many pub
lic occasions, and 1 ay so now. In all my tour
in the South I spoke wqrds of peace and unity,
and since my return North' I have spoken lik e
words to President Harrison and to our states
men. It was a joy to me that I found tbe
young men of this generation in Florida, in tbe
Carolina:, In Georgia, in Virginia, loyal to the
Union of the fathers. I suggested to tbe ad
ministration to put men in office in the South
of high repute who will promote Southern
prosperity, intelligence and religion.
Force is added to this last statement by a
rumor which reaches here from Washington
to tbe effect that President Harrison will
deal with the South Carolina offices the first
week in May. F." W. Macusher, a North
ern man who settled here after the war, but
who has always voted with the whites in
State elections, says he saw the President,
and that the removals and appointments
will begin on May L The President, he
says, intends to ignore tbe old party leaders
and appoint young Democrats and Bepub
licans to office in this State. There is a con
siderable element in the Democratic party
in this State who are dissatisfied with the
methods of the party, and the President
will make his selections from this element
The rumor is generally credited here.
A POLITE ROBBER.
He Hated to Disfigure Wails With Bloadand
Forced a Man to Give Him 86,000.
ISFZCIAL TXLXOBAX TO THE DISPATCH.
Pattonsttlle, Mo., April 21. A soli
tary robber attired in a mask trimmed with
a couple of ugly looking pistols called at
the express office in the Wabash and West
ern depot last night, and when he left 15
minutes later he carried off $6,000 belonging
to other people. The agent was in the office
when the party in the mask called, but the
entrance of the visitor was so abrupt that
when the agent looked up he found the
muzzle of one ofthe pistols within a foot of
After apologizing for the surprise which
he had occasioned, the robber counseled
submission and peace, saying that he dis
liked very much to frescoe the walls with a
man's brains, but that he had been com
pelled to do it several times, and would do
it again if his orders were not obeyed. He
then ordered the agent to onen the safe,
which request the agent obeyed with alac
rity. The robber took out a total of $6,000,
$3,100 of which was in one package con
signed to the Pattonville Bnnk. This
plunder the robber stored neatly under his
vest and then compelled the agent tn face
the wall. He was bound and gagged, and
the thief walked off with his plunder and
is still wending his way.
A LONG CHASE,
Ad Express Robber Caught After Three and
a Half Years' Parsulc
London, Ont., April 23. George J.
Fryer, of Glencoe village. 30 miles west of
this place, was a merchant, express agent
and postmaster there and a leader in the
Presbyterian church. He received Novem
ber 7, 1885, an express parcel containing
$6,000 and ran away with it.
Since then he has been pursued by Col
onel Warner,, special agent ofthe American
Express Company, and- Inspector Murrav.
They have traced him from State to State
and town to town, through Nebraska, Kan
sas, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and hack
again to Nebraska. At last, poor and worn
out. Fryer surrendered and returned with
Colonel Warner and United States Marshal
Stewart, of Nebraska, to the scene of his
crime. He confessed the theft, and said he
was Teady to take the penalty. JHe was
brought here and remanded for examina
tion. Colonel Warner traveled 30,000 miles in,
pursuit of his man and expended $12,000..
The object of the express company was to
hunt him down at any cost as a warning to
A SWINDLER COMES 10 GRIEF.
Ho Acknowledges that He Hasn't Earned
an Honest TJvIng for Years.
rSFZCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.I
New Yoek, April 21. The Bev. Eich
ajd White, of St Francis Xavier's Church,
complained to Inspector Byrnes, a week
ago, that a number of his parishioners had
been swindled by a man calling himself
Brother Joseph Manning, who was solicit
ing money for St Mary's orphan mission of
Kansas City. Last night Detective Ser
geant Bogers arrested the man in Harlem.
He said that he was James Reynolds, a
peddler, and that since He was crippled in
an accident in Ohio, eight years ago, he had
lived by swindling.
On him was found what purported to he
authorization of Bishop Fink, of Leaven
worth, to collect money for charity. He
had also a spurious collection book, in
which appeared the names of Joseph J.
XVDonohue, John McCaull, Eugene Kelly,
John Crimmins, Jesse Se"ligman, Lord '&
Taylor, A. M. Palmer, Ada Behan and
others, for sums ranging from $5 to $150.
Beynolds was remanded at Jefferson market
SATED PROM THE WRECK. -
Creditors ofthe Defunct California National
Bank Get 65 Per Cent of Their CJaims.
San Feancisco, April 21. The Con
troller of the Currency has ordered the pay
ment of 65 per cent of the liabilities ofthe
suspended California National Bankf this
city. The dividend amounts to $359,877.
Checks will be forwarded to Washington
for approval,and on their return will be pay
able at the sub-treasury.
S. P. Young, the receiver, has issued his
reports, for the first quarter of his incum
bency.Nwhich shows the good assets to be
$48,030; doubtful ones, 62,629, and worth
less, $216,823. It looks as if tbe creditors
will fare better than at first supposed.
HANGED BI A WIRE.
A German Farmer Suicides In His Barn Be
came ol Domestic Tronble.
(SPECIAL TELEGEAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
COLtTMBUS, April 21. Henry Snyder, a
prominent German farmer residing two
miles east of this city, suicided this morn
ing by hanging. His body was found in
the barn two hours alter he had committed
A peculiar feature of the tragedy is that
be u;ed a small wire, which he wrapped
around a beam nnd then twisted about his
neck while standing on a table. The latter
was kicked away, and in his struggles the
head was half severed from the body. His
.trouble was domestic.
Will be rc-iped brail who
advertise in Im Despatch.
It reaches every home and
Is read by everybody. If
yon are In bsAness let the
Sublle know flBhrough THE
THREE CENTS y
FEEE MEMS TOE KW
Trouble in Oklahoma, and Says
jment Will Throir Open 8.000.0W
Acres More of
PERTILE HOMESTEADS EOR SETTLERS,- 3
At Once Populating tbe Southwest and Solilaj the 1
Congressman Springer is elated at tha
opening of Oklahoma. He says the rush of
immigrants will force the Government to
throw open to settlers a territory four times
as large as Oklahoma. He has no fear of
serious trouble in the latter territory, as hs
thinks American citizens know how to en
force law and order. He also throws out
some suggestions for a provisional govern
ment SnsrxGFiELD, April 21. Hon. William
31. Springer; Chairman of the Committee
on Territories of the National House of
Bepresentatives, and author of the original
Okalahoma hill, has returned to his homt
in this city much elated at the succes of tha
party, of which he was the leader, in suc
ceeding after so many years in having tha
Oklahoma lands opened up to the settlers.
Mr. Springer is gratified rather than em-
barrassed at the excess of immigration into
the Oklahoma country, and does not share'
the apprehensions so generally indulged in
regarding probable lawlessness and blood
shed over disputed lands. He thinks the
excess of immigration will only demonstrate
the necessity of speedy action in the open
ing of the surrounding lands to the home
of the settler.
WILIi TAKE CASE 0FTHEMSELV3.
"I have been warmly urged by some of
the boomers who have been for so many
years prominent in this Oklahoma move
ment," said Mr. Springer to-night, "io
take a trip to the West to witness tbe open
ing ofthe new territory and to aid the peo
ple by my suggestions in the organization
of the necessary provisional govern
ment I do not believe that my
presence is necessary, however, as
1 have abundant 'faith in the
law-abiding disposition of the average
American citizen and think that after a
few days of tnrmoil and excitement the
Oklahoma settlers will demonstrate their
ability to take care of themselves by adopt
ing such local regulations as will be observed
by all. I am very anxious that peace and
good order should prevail in the settlement
of the territory, and I do not indulge
the fears of violence that are in
dulged in by some of the press -
SEEKING HOMES, NOTJFIGHTS.
"The vast majority of people who are go
ing there are seeking homes and not contro
versies. They want land, not lawlessness.
While most of them are going armed their
evident purpose is to be prepared to enforce
law and order. There will no douot be
many lawless characters follow the crowd,
as in the case of every new community, .no
matter how favorably situated, but the way
ot the transgressor will be as hard in Okla
homa as in any part of the" country. The -
1 people seem determined to havVpeace, if j
they have to fight for it"
What enect will this movement, in your
opinion, have on tbe Southwest in general?"
was the next inquiry.
"I h.ive always contended," replied Mr.
Springer, "that the settlement of Oklahoma
would be a matter of great public interest,
and that a great population would set in
soon after a lawful entry could be made,
and from what I see in the newspapers, my
most sanguine expectations are more than
realized. There are twice as many persons
going in at the beginning as I had antici
pated, and the interest manifested is mora
universal than I ever supposed it would be.
THE TOPIC OP THE DAT.
"The opening of Oklahoma is to-day the
most absorbing topic before the American
people, and it has become a great national
event. Its importance is now scarcely re
alized. It is the beginning of a movement
of population to the Southwest which will'
continue for years to come. It is of much
more importance than was the discovery of
gold in California, and will have much
greater and more far-reaching consequences.
In ten years from this time Okla
homa will be as populous as
the State of Kansas is to-day and
the population which may center
in the territory will constitute hut a small
portion of the population which will be
attracted to that section by this movement.
The overflow will sweep over into Texas,
Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and South
ern California, and the rebound will send
thousands of people to Kansas, Arkansas
and Missouri. It will cause increased in
terest in reclamation ofthe arid land of tha
southwest and eventuate in a policy that
will make the deserts respond with fields of
ripening grain to the demands of the hus
bandman. SOLVING THE INDIAN PKOBLESf.
"It will settle the Indian problem in the
near future not by extermination, as has
been feared, but by making the Indian an
individual landholder, by teaching him to
earn his own living upon his own farm, or
by making him a citizen of the United
States, a voter and a member of the body
politic The land not required for the
Indian will be occupied by white men, and
they will become his friendly co-workers in
the production of wealth and the develop
ment of the resources of the country. Their
children will be educated at the same
schools, and perfect civilization will take
the place of the semi-barbarism in which
the Indian has heretofore lived."
"Do you think there will be much trouble ,9
ana oiooasnea among tne settlers.'
"There has been apprehension consider
ing the conflicts that may arise over the
Ownership of tracts of land," replied Mr.
Springer. "These contests are of minor and
local importance. It makes no difference
to the country at large whether John Doe j
" - -- a-vw mMJ WV..U.T .. UC UVUUH ,.1
quarter section tne unsuccesstul applicant
has only to wait a short time, possibly only
a few weeks, when other portions of the
Territory will he open to settlement
HOMES ENOUGH FOR ALL,
If the commission acpointedjby the Presi
dent meets with anticipated success, the
.Cherokee outlet, containing over 6,000,000
acres of land, will in a few weeks or months,
and without additional legislation, he
opened up to settlement under the same
terms as the land now being occupied. The
strip of laud is nearly 200 miles long and 64
miles wide, or three times larger than Okla-j
boma proper. The part of the Seminole
and Creek purchase west of the ninety-
eighth degree of longitude and north, of
the Canadian river, containing about'
2,000,000 acres, will also be opened up at an
5uy uajr. .Luese isuua uavc ueea pur-t
cnasea anapaid for by the United States,,
with the privilege of opening them to settle-'
ment under the homestead laws, and all'
that is required now to accomplish this is
an .order ofthe Secretary of the Interior j
moving the Arapahoesand Cheyennes north
of the Canadian river to the south side or
the river. There is no doubt that the great
influx of immigration into this region
will compel the Department to- open up
Continued on Tifth fage.4
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