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VINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY; THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1885.
VOL. III. NO. 29.
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Mju-MAllriV l" rrrtlnff In
Tpnos of llto Dopnrtmcnt of
iMusf ro sold nt auction nt "Wash-
Unjjfm other day.
r' XL to minlOi wife-boater with
thllnilu-s on tho baro buck has
t'paho New Jersey Assembly.
4 linn. .Tntptili V. Afrflonnld. rif
i Inti, said recently that ho was
'toll ono of tho foroiijn missions, but
It l'ljtKKirrox w'n killed nt Green-
.. At. .. 1.11. I 1 i ...I t.-i
WdT nimu irjiui iu niu uui
i uu uuuiu wiuiv uii uiu unuis ui II1U
ytics while n train n passing.
ITilVlNO huco breakfasts to
.ycd worklngmcn Is tho
THE WORLD AT LARGE,
A Summary of tho Dally Nowa
Isr tli 8 Senate on tho 21th memorials
were presented from tlio Lrglslaturo of
Arizona praying tor tho roturri to tho public
domain of the land granted the railroads In
tho Territory, unci for leilslat on to prevent
orpanlrcd raids from Mexico. Tho Scnstn
thon I10M n short exocutlvo session, after
which the credentials of James II Horry, tho
Senator elect from Arkansas, wern pre
sented, mid Senators Voorheos and ripooner
woreappolhted by thoCnafr as memhers of
the Hoard of Visitors to thn Naval Acadcmr-
In the Hennte on tbo tttth tho onth of of
flco wis administered to Senator cloct Ilcrrjr,
of Arkansas. Tho executive session thon
briran tho consideration of tho Wlel and Ln
Ahrn treaty, Thla consumed tho entlru day,
and wai not conoltidod when tho doors wcro
reopenod and tho Senato ndjournod.
Boon after asaembllnit on tho SClh the
Senate went Into executive session, during
which Daniel McConvllle, of Ohio, was con
firmed as Auditor of tho Treasury for tho
niton fa sill oil In charity. Ilaron nations recolvinl from tho President Tho I ,-i. n I hnd mn
4.lt 1 ,i i.i..i.ii.i .-i - I v. Will nnd La Albro treaties wcro then .Us- lwcIv.e ku,e, .n l ma
luinnmi uo iioinscniiii cavo n urcaK'
st rcccntlr to one thousand persons
-tho Southwnrk slums. Tho Princess
julso and Mrs. (ilndstbno nsslstcd.
At Malano, below ltlmourkl, In thn
fovlnco of Quebec, n few days ngo, n
M?lbnl named 1'orttas literally toro
Hie body of his wlfo to-pieces with his
Llnll. nntl tnAfli nntl llin.i lln.1 Tfn wm
if ho brothor of tho 1'ortlas who a fow
rcarrrigp cut up two of his children to
I oalt'fox traps.
ijKNAToiis Qt Washlncton lmo do-
tided that it will bo dcslrablo to re-
i trench tho cxpenr oi of the Upper House.
Thcro nro over thrco luinilrcd persons
now on thOjSennto rolls who draw sal
aries nggrcgntinp; three hundred nnd
fifty thousand dollars nnmially. The
uso of tho llutlcr mansion for commit
tee rooms is to bo discontinued.
belonging to Ilaron IlothtchlM nt Ostrou,
Mornvla, recently, caused by an explosion
Tilic Michigan Carlion Works, sltuatetl In
tho.suliurl(S of I)strolt, wefo destroyedby
flrd on tho morning of the Z7th. tioM, $W0,
000 Insurance, fttO'000.
Tim propeller "Wisconsin," abqut which
many fears were entertained, has ln
slghtod oil Orand Haven, Mich., fast In the
Ico, hut apparently all safe.
Tub general term of 'tho Supreme Colirt'
of New York City has ordered tho dis
charge of Ilecky Jones, tbo witness In tho
Ilammersley will case sent to Jail nearly s
year ago for rotating to answer questions.
I'lttB bt m Puatfo street, Now York City,
tho other night, destroyed tho stocks of
four paper and printing houses, doing
An explosion of dynamite tho other
morning seriously damaged the Windsor
hotel, Randolph, Mass. The explosive was
applied by Striking shoemakers.
A dispatch was read In Parliament, nt
Ottawa, Canada, on tho 27th, stating that
war had commenced Iu the Northwest.
been fired on and
many wounded. Troops
custcd for a short time, but final action was
postponed until tho next session When tho
doors w-rc reopened Mr fhcrmsn's rosolu
t on providing that a committee of two Sen
ators bo appointed to wait upon tho Prcsl
demand Inform him that If hn had no further
communication to make tho Scnatd was
ready to adjourn was adopted.
The Honato in executive session on the
27th confirmed n large number of nomina
tions. Among them, tho following Postmas
ters: John Mlleham, Topeka, Kan i Vincent
J.I.ano, Wyandotte. Kan.i Jainra M. I tear
mon, Davenport, la t James Lanier. Slnto
Center, la.; M. M. Ham, Dubuque, la. Ihe
committee appointed to wait upon tho Presi
dent reported that thcy.had performed that
duty, and tho l'rotldcnt hod oxprcstcd awLh
that the fenato should rcma n In session
until Thursday. Adjourned untir .Monday.
fcSiTEU Statls Treasury ofllclals re
ccnllv denied that tho withdrawal' of
g-tJt gold" had nircady gono so far that ono-
-V,t liaU-tho.buslnoss of tho country was J
being carried on in silver and silver
certificates. There was no reason to
supposo that tho people wcro hoarding
gold. It was thought that Secretary
Manning would tnko sonio action to
chepk ,a discrimination against silver
shoiild It occur.
IJANK-KxpcitT.TonDAN, whom Secre
tary Manning has employed to look
ovur the Treasury accounts, Is said to
have discovered two important points.
First, that tho $30,000,000 of subsidiary
coin In thcTrcasnry can hot bo properly
counted as an asset, and that no bond
call should ho based upon this amount
as pTart of tho reserve; and second, that
thcro has boon nn otcrlssuo of gold
corjljiiktcs' to tlio amount of 0,000,
0C0, and this amount ought to bo de
ducted from tho gold reservo in tho
Treasury In estimating tho actual
amount of gold in the possession of
A su:r was uogi.n Iu tho Federal
Coutt at Chicago recently against tho
Pennsylvania Hailroad Company to
compel compliance with tho law re
nu'rlng that stock in transit bo given
1lvo hours rest oery twenty-eight hours
on the road. Tho suit was, understood
to bointtho instance of tho Amorlcan
Ilumano Society, and would bo of
special Interest In tho tcst to railroads
nnd stockmen, ns'tho society nt a re
cent meeting in Pittsburgh resolved to
hire attorneys in tho principal cities
w hero thoro aro stock j.irds to prose
cute iolators of tho law. This was tho
llnt caso under the statuto In tho West.
PKItSOKAt. AND POLITICAL.
FnANK Cottmll, the iletor, while tem
porarily Insane, hanged himself at Harris
vllle, West Virginia.
C'AnTtn II. IlAtimsov was nominated
Mayor of Chicago by acclamation.
CoxanEsiMAN Tiiockhohton was re
ported seriously ill at McKlnney, Tex.,
having grown worse slnco his return from
The President sent In the name of Sam
uel H. Coxt of Now York, for the Turkish
l'nor. Otto ScnruLEn, director of tho
Llederkranz Hinging Society at LouUt
vllle, Ky., and a well known musician and
compossrj-died tho other night of blood
poisoning caused by cutting a -corn on- his
The Republicans of Kansas City nomlna-
ted John A. Duncan for Mayor.
QEixnAL Anson Htaoeii, who for some
timofhad been suffering- from numerous
complaints, Including Dright's disease, died
at Chicago on the Cth.
John W. Moore was nominated by the
Democrats for Mayor of Kansas City.
J. O. Hyatt, one of tho Inventors of cel
luloid, and formerly n newspaper owner
and Bhcrlfl of Henry County, 111., died In
r lorlda recently.
Ueneiial Joe JoiiNRTOX,the ex-Confederate
General, was nominated by the Presi
dent for Commissioner of ltallroads. Kx
Governor Coleman, editor of the llnral
11'yrM, ot Bt. Louis, was also nominated
for Commissioner of Agriculture. ',
I'niNCE Orlops', the ltusslan diplomatist,
died at Fontalnebloa,u, France, on the 29th.
It was understood recently that J. It.
Ilalrd, son-in-law ot Senator Coliiult, of
Oeorgla, would bo sp)ointcd Chief of tho
Dead Letter Office.
QeneralUrant was reported improving
rapidly on tho 2Slb.
At St. Augustlnerfin., on the 27tli,
tho celebration of tho landing of Ponco
do Leon In 1612, nnd tho founding of
tlio city by Mcncndo In 1'C5, was n
grand affair. Tlio entire city was dec
orated with Spanish colors. Tho cere
monies consisted in a representation of
tlio landing of Ponco do Leon. Stato
Senator Gcnwnr personated tho Span
ish discoverer. Ho was escorted by
forty-six attendants in Spanish cos
tumes, with battlo axes and glittering
helniuU. to tho inner rpiadranglo of tho
fort, where high mass w as eclobratcd.
After sendee addresses wcro mado by
General Gibson, commandant of tho
fort, and O. It. Fairbanks, hUtorlnn of
Mil' Phelps, tlio now Minister to
England, lias no fortune. Uo is re
ported, to havo earned largo foes In his
practice, hut ho was extravagant, and
tberpfdrp had saved nothing of any
consoquonco from his practice Mr.
Phelps is tall, with ft slight, elegant
Jigurc. JD4 always drosses in ulacic,
nnd hn? a .great dignity of manner.
Mrs. Pm'Ipsls'uVcr) handsome woman,
a little nliovo medium height. Slio fs
qul'.o fond of society, and has a small
fortuno of about $30,000. which was
paid to her by ono of her husband's
cllonU, who knew Mr. Phelps' faculty
of spending money, and so, with Mr.
riielps' consent, paid tho money over
to her. Mr. nnd Mrs. Phelps nro at
present in mourning for an only son.
O.ne reason why tho fowl supplies of
tho liritNli metropolis are obtained so
largoiwfrpm the contlnont or from this
countT.ls' that local freights In Great
JlrltaliTaro high. At n meeting- of tho
Hast Kent Chnmbcr of Agriculture
-statements wcro ruado which evoked
biTtor comments upon tho policy of
English rnlhYayS. A ton of cliccso was
transported from tho United States to
Loudon for twenty-five shillings, while
n ton of cliecso from Chester to London
costs forty-two-shllllngs six ponce, Po
tatoos from Franco wcro transported
to Lojldon for thirty shillings por ton,
whllofrom Tendance, Eugland, tho
chsrgo yus forty-ljve shillings. Hops
wore transported from Flushing, Hol
land; to London! for twenty shillings,
,but from Fnvcrs)yra the charge was
, 'thlrt'th'rco shillings, Tliero Is a loud
outcry In Great llrlt&ln (or n largo re
duction in local railroad tolls, tho pres
ent charges being considered cxtor
llonnto nnd Injurious,
Jvdoe Drkweii, ot the United States
Court at Bt. Louis, made an order of salo
of tho Vulcan Btocl Works under $1,000,000
mortgage, unless causo to tho contrary Is
shown befpro April 18, tho sale to include
the right to' manufacture Ilescjiner steel
The Van Zandt dlstubanccs were In
creasing In Paris. ThoOixrnConilquowas
nightly crowded with friends and enemies
ot tho American prima donna, energetic
demonstrations being made. Tho disorder
extended to a mob outside, .and many ar
rests were( made.
The French under Oencral Degrler suf
fered a reverse at Doug Dang. In attempt
ing to capture a redoubt thoy wero re
pulsed, losing two hundred men.
THE annual reunion of tho Society of tbo
Army of the Potomac will take place In
llaltlmoro, May (I anil 7. General Calvin
11 Pratt will deliver tbo oration.
Ten firemen were Injured by tho fall ot a
building duriug a fire at Memphis, Tenn.,
recently. Qne was thought to to fatally
burned and crush,. '.
Dn. J. J. 8. Doiikktt, Ueglstrar ot Vital
Btatistlcs, Now Haven, Conn., has been ar
rested on the charge ot making falso en
tries and presenting fraudulent claims.
Fins In tbo Ohio Penitentiary at Colum
bus recently destroyed Monypeuny's
cooper shop and 7.W.0CW cigars made by the
convicts. Total loss $&,0O0; Insurance
Obth II. HTElN,on trial In Kansas City
the second time for the murder of fleorge
Fredericks, was acquitted. At his first
trial he was sentenced to twenty. live
years' Imprisonment, but appealed.
The loss by the lluffalo Music Hall nro
amounted to over $300,000. In addition to
Joseph (Jreon, who lost his llfo by Jump
ing from the cupola of Bt. Louis Church,
John Kotb,a fireman, was killed.
Ban BALVADOn and Honduras have bad
saveralj conflicts growing out of the liar
rlos jroxraiuine of Central American
unity. Honduras sides with U automata
against Ban Balvador, Nicaragua and
The Queen's message was read In Parlia
ment at London on the 2Gtb, calling out the
reserves and mllltla. Consols were lover
Ish anil many wild rumors were aflpaU
bne stated that a conflict had nlready oc
curred in .Afghanistan. Theradld not ap
pear, however, any reasons for tbo extra
excitement, so far as known tho situation
remaining about what It had been for the
two weeks previous.
TitK explosion of pas In the coal mines
at Lebu, Chill, causod tho death of thirty-
five miners. Thirteen wero dangerously
In the Fish trial at New York, on the
27th, the testimony- ot General Uraut,
takeu at hs bed-side, was presented to
the court. His testimony was to the effect
that he bad been hoodwinked and deceived
Kaiil OnANViixt, n the 37th, stated
tost the Jirltlsh Qovernmeut was awaiting
an answer from Uiissla relative to the de.
wero Immediately ordered to tho front by
Way of the Canadian Pacific.
Nkal, the last of tho Ashland murderers,
over whom so many lives were lost during
an attempt at lynching some months ago,
was hanged at Orayson, Ky., on the 27th
Hn protested his Innocence.
In tho scullingmatch ntBydney, Austra
lia, on theHSth, between Haitian and Reach,
the latter won by six lengths.
Oxronn defeated Cambrldgo In tho Uni
versity boat race on tbo Thames by throe
, A sxmous outbreak of a disease resem
bling cholera hns occurred at Ban Felipode
Jatlva, In the province of Valencia, Bpain.
Fifteen persons died within twenty-four
hours of colic, with choleraic symptoms.
At the conference at Ilawal-Plndl the
military authorf'les settled every detail for
tho nilvnnco of '"' troops to I'Ishcon.
The schemo sub" tt. for Earl Dufferln's
approval was tin. Uo Ameer's escort to
Ilawal-Plndl shall iiLtulor 2.000 rrien.
CHAnLES Price ii Co.'s oil mills at
Ilelvederc, near London, wcro on flro re
cently. The loss was 200,000. The mills
wcro tbo largest In England.
I The court house nt BL Joseph, Mo., was
destroyed by fire on tho morning of tho
28th. Tho building was valued at $173,000.
Many of tho recent records were destroyed,
thoso of eld date being secured In vnults.
The causo ot tho lire was unknown.
Consul Van Caut, recently returned
from tho Pcejee Islands, states that Ger
many had not annexed Bnnioa.
It was stated recently that the Govern
ment would Impose and collect tho tobacco
tax on cubeb cigarettes.
Geiehal Hatch telegraphed Ooncral
Sheridan on tho 28th that Captain Couch,
leader of tho boomers, had aluiniloned the
Immediate idea ot Invading Oklahoma.
Tho invasion was jrastponed Indefinitely.
CAnniNAL jAConiNi, In tbo name of tho
Pope, has sent a circular letter of protest
to tho powers whoso embassadors assisted
nt the ceremonies of unvdllng tho monu
ment to King Victor Kmouutl.
The Commissioner of Indian Affairs has
Issued schedule! of tho supplies required
by the Indians tbls spring, Including $y,
0J0 worth of Iceland $7.V),000 worth of dry
goods. Advertisements for proposals will
bo printed In Democratic newspaper here
after. Twelve men wero killed by an explo
sion In a coal mliva at McAllster, I. T., re
cently. Tbo cause was belloved to be tho
lAIff A Pll Irtfrsf t I tt tf At? trlAliV Skyll ,1r.w Itist- I
could not be Osltlvely nuerled, as. nil thos
men wonting in tuo section wuero tne ex
plosion occurred wero killed. There was
no flro damp in tbo mine.
Thk French under General Jicgrler woro
seriously defeated by tho Chlneso, and
forced to evacuate LnugBon. Negrler was
rejwrted wounded, If nut killed, and his
forces were In full retreat, the Chinese In
vigorous pursuit. Tbo losses were un-
W. M. QuiniN & Co.'s currying shop,
Itojtou, Mass., burned recently. Loss, $70,
000 j Insurance, $JO,000.
Mexican trtop- ere-reported practis
ing military manumrcrs every day and
were preparing to enforce tbe position of
tho Government against Darrlos.
Tun clearlug house returns for week
ended March 23 showed an nverago de
crease of 22.2 compared with the cor
responding week of last year. The do
create In Njiw York amounted to 28.9,
VERY LIKE WAIL
tlie 'Preparations In Kngland Shipping
Arms to,lnill The Itegular and Mllltla
IC,rvei Called Out for Permanent Her-
-Vieei-P.ielftment In Uiigland-Tlie War
nm.vaiNO put ritr. nons or wam.
Lo.niion, March 20. Active war prepa
rations throughout England coutluuc ind
npt since tho days of ttrB Crimea has the
excitement been so great. Tho belief has
rapidly grown wllnln tho past few days
that war with Ilussb is unavoidable, and
tbc war fever Is now strong uporUhc peo
ple Tuo 'activity at tho arsenals, and
dock yards Is" filraost unprecedented.
Largo forces ot mon nro employed both
day and nltlil filling heavy orders already
sent In by both War and Admiralty
Tills morning the officers oi the
Ordnance Department at Chsthtm re
ceived Imperative orders to jbjplmmcdl.
aid) to- liontoay, all tlio Martlnl-llcnry
rifles In store In that department. Al
ready the Go eminent arsenals are taxed
to their utmost, and so urgent are some
of the orders that contracts have been
mado with private firms.
At the dock yards cscl;j are being
fitted for Instnut departure, some of tbem
not having been placed under gjllliu or
ders before for years. Anions those which
arc be I n i rapidly fitted out for sea aro tbe
men-of-war Mercury, Dvaslation, Colos
sus and llacchanlc, and the troop ship
THE MAHlNE DANK.
A pisi'atCU from Now York, dated the
DOth, stated that General Grant had had a
relapse, and was In a critical condition.
He rallied somewhat la the evening, how
ever. The United States Government has pur
chased the old Produce llulldlng, Now
York City, for f 130,000 and w 111 uso it as
an office building.
The sentence ot the court martial which
tried General Karen was simply a repri
mand, The rebellion started by Kiel In tbo
Northwest has gained greater dimensions
by tho rlstngot Indians In sympathy. New s
comes from Quappolle, that the Indians oil
the File hills had risen in arms nnd hilled
tho farm instructor stationed there. Thero
wero four bands of .Indians there, number
ing In all about fj00.
The Ferry ministry was defeated In the
French Chambers by a vote of Sk to 101,
A motlou to Impeach tho ministry was re
jected. Tho ministers Immediately re
signed their portfolios. Most disgraceful
scenes of confuslnrroccurrenu tlie"Cliam
berS during thersiton. In the streets tho
eoplo woro toicl ted, utterlu-; wild. cries
against tbo fallen ministry, but no Tlqlence
The Senate, on tho SQtb, won In execu
tive session, confirming nominations.
Tnx Consul aiid(otbcr Americans wero
arrested al Asplnwall recently by revolu
tionists and Imprisoned. They were re
leased on agreeing t,o, penult the revolu
tionists to selxo the farms consigned to tho
Colombian Govtmuieut on board tho Pa
cific Mail steamship "Colon,"
The hark Bountag.of Boston, from Chit
tngong, November 21, with Jute butts, or
rived at Hnlem, Mass., on tbo UOth. Decem
ber 2 Androw Bodatnlau, tbe ship's carpen
ter, died of cholera ufter an Jllnesi of flo
days, and December 2C Einll Peterson, a
a seaman, dipd of the sanio disease after
fourteen hours sickness. The Hoard ot
Health ordered the bark from the wharf
into tho stream. Great excltcmeut pro-
vauea in uosian.
the nr.sr.nvFS ami militia called out.
London, March 20. A Hoyal message
has Just been read In both Houses oi
ParlKzic.it calling out both tbo regu
lar army and tbc mllltla reserves for per
manent service. This itew3S Kfeatlyi
Intfiudllcd the vcxclti-nibnf l"h. ouhout,
Knglsnd, which Is now at .fever beat
Thu announcement ot the absolute rup
ture between. Kr-tlaml and ltussla li
looked for at a moment.
Lokdox, March 20. In cccordancc
With tbo Ilojal messao read In both
bouses oi Parlltmeut, ordors havo becu
lssntd by tho War Office calling out the
reserves of both rciulirs and mllltla.
llegtmeuts that liao not buen called on
tor active sen Ico at any time during tho
past ten years have been summirlly or
dered to prepare for Immediate dcpirture
for foreign service.
Tho streets of Loudon this morning arc
dotted with exulted groups discussing the
rltua Ion. Tbu cnlict Is almost general
that a formal declaration of war can not
be much longer delayed. At all the news.
paier odk'cs ami news centers great
tbruuzs arc anxiously awattlil!: the latest
Information In regard to the doings of the J
Mlulstiy and Parliament. Home oi tne
Journals ties c Issued extras which aro
bought with avid Ity. Many ndnurers ot
tbo Jingo K)llcy are parading tlio streets
shuutlug for war and hinging war sougs.
Tbu war spirit Is rampant.
THE SITUATION OV AKUHIMSTAX.
London, March 20 (evening). Thccx
cltcmcnt Increases hourly, and people
scum to have-gone mad over the prospect
of a coufllct between England and ltus
sla. Fresh orders arc constantly being
sent out to military and naval centers lot
the Immediate dispatch of monitions ol
war to India. An order lias been giver
I r ,000,000 cartridges to be limnedl
atcly packid for shipment to-Ilumbay.
lU'latloos hetwecu tue, to.otmlrh.'s '
momentarily becoming' more strained,
while Afghanistan odviccsarc anything
A dispatch Just received from
Ilumbay stales that the ltusslan forces on
the Ale. ban border nro becoming very
agurcsslvc, and It Is with great dlllknlty
a conflict between them and Afghan
tribes Is avcrlcd. It Is reported that
two members ol tho party accompanying
Sir FeUr I.unisdcu as l.mllsh commis
sioners, have been killed by (ho ltus
Loniov, March 27. Just as yester
day's Cabinet ComielMiad-adjournedj-a
special messenger arrived Iu haste from
the War Ofllcc, bringing further dU
patches. ' Alter Mr. Gladstone had
glanced over tho papers, he summ-m-d
his colleagues to uuolhcr conference
which lasted several hours. The nature
ot the additional information C n only
be conjectured, hut from the clrmin
ttiDccs (here Is no doubt that It waf con
sidered Unusually Importaut.
WHY THE ItliSEUVPS WrilE CALLBll OUT.
London, March 27, Ibis believed that
I'vrl Dufferln threatened to ruslgn the
Vlccroysblp of India unless the Govern
ment honored his icquitdtlon fdr:'3,0C0
men fiom l(ngland, ami tl)iit,tbU;acjcouut
lormo suiiuencaiiingoutoi me rcsirvov
A STARVINQS Pf.OPLF. !
A TAtllS dlinateh of thnltOttr fntvl lhat
llinltatlonot tbo frontier In Afghanistan, war with China would beoniclallydrcbrel
He stated tba( the Government, as agreed I and 60,000 reinforcements bo forwarded,
upou vVlth the leaders of the Conscrva-'and the army ordered to march on pekin,
tlves, would not flinch from the alternative
ot war if the snsw tr was not favorable.
Humors existed ot a favorable reply from
Russia and also, on tbe coutrary, that
Itusslsf was secratly mautng troops within
striking dlitance of Afghonlitau. Out a
tew days would Suolly settle the questioa
of peaeo or war.
A 8TCAU boiler Iu a lumber milt at Gray
ton, Vt. exploded the other evening, kill
In it two men and Injurlic several otlirs.
There was a panic on tbe Parts Hours
FirrV'BiX mn were killed In the taUn
The Trrr'.ldn Straits KiWIOeh tlio Prop!,) li,
1 Portions of Wist MrilnU are It-Alucrlt
llMtltuto Hint Kt,riiijr, Cutlla Uylnjj.
Tcrrlula humrinir ami bltuiie.
WibfciiNa, W. Va., Match 2L The
condition ot affairs in the foodless coua
ties ot the Interior is grovvlug desporato
The frozen streams and haul roads ren
der It almoit ImposslblotorJIord aid with
any speed. Tbo people bt the Stato are
earnestly at work and will render abuu'
dant rollcf as soon as tbo destitute, can
bo reached, la many Instances tbe
whole. bill ot fare for time
months has only been parched
cor it and sorghum juobii-ca, 1 Jio Par
JicrsiATrg papers r telle luntanccs ot ter
rlblo .suffering and slcknciis, and stall
that a lravi(cr.couitod Iu one day's jour'
ucy thirty hoid ot dead cjttlc, a mor
tallty tlut Is frlkhtfut tor tbo uumbsi
owned. Kauawln, Itllchlr, Pleasants,
Wirt, Nicholas, and Ilraxton Coun..
Courts have nil met Iu siieclal kes
slou to pruvlda moitnsof rcllif.
A Vlclim ol Mining Drink.
Cmavaoi 111, March 27. A well
dressed stranger, cvldoutly suHcrln; front
the effects ot a prolonged debauch, reg
istered at tbe Davis House, on Clark
street, last ovculng. Ho Itad no money,
saylug ho had becu robbed of ovor 8S0o
durlnz the day, and left his overcoat In
tbo office as security. About 6 tSO o'clock,
while suffering, It is supposed, from
delirium trunous, he leap:d from his
window, ou tbu third floo', to .the l.trcct,
and was killed. Letters found ou tho
body were addressed to Audrew Iteddy,
Could Jot Htand Kelnr found bat.
WnccLisa, V, Va., March ST Last
It wns expected that Admiral Courbct evenm w "' DlnB. oooE-Keeper at
would bombard Canton. IkiFlaan slater i lha Belmont Iron Works, this elty, was
tho Frouch killed and wouodeil In the fight I "rested foretnbeKlemcnt ol tbo Com
at Langson wtrol,200, i pany's fands, smouutlug so facto 52,100.
Ir was reported In newrpaper circles In "8 ,vat bcld for examination next week
Loudon ou tbo 80th that the prospects for o 'la lho "nm ' 93,000. At eleven o'clock
peaceful sslutlon of the nutsla-Afchaa u? W V? bocked by the report of the
qmstiou had greatly Improved, I ul,l?18 oI ?ub'T " Ws a jounstnan.
PiixsroENT Cleveland recently noud- "rinnilnA'huTh?
-''-: v v .! t'"i o'clock last eveulr.L'. and
Testimony of .lanira II. I'luli and Oeneral
(Irani at IIik Trial of Ilia former.
New Yomc, March 28. Mr. Fish took
the stand, and was examined as to tbo re
lations between tbo bank and the firm ot
Grant & Ward, lie said that ho first
met Ferdinand . Ward In 1870. Ho
.was Introduced by Ward's father-
in-law, Mr. Green, Vice-President
of the bank. Ward told risb
ho wasa young man ot limited acquaint
ance and smalt capital, but ambitious to
succeed in business, and ho aolloltcd
Fish's advice. At tho same tlmo Ward
told K.sh that lie had opportunities
through acquaintances to speculate prof
itably In cvrllOcat s of msm'icrshtp In tho
Produce Exchange, buying them tor 6220
and selling them at from 9730 tu
82S0 each. Fish lent Vard money
from lima to tlmo to carry
on theso speautatlons, aud bs afterward
got FWi to go Into various schemes.
Ward nlterward got acquainted with U.
S. Grant, jr., and Introduced Fish to him
'J. he firm of Q ant & Ward was formed In
1630. Grant, Ward and Fish cacti sup
posably contributed 8101,000 to tbs
capital. Alter Ibis Ward wrote to Fish.
1 be letters wcru read In evidence. In
thorn Ward assures Fish that
ho has secured Government
contracts and expects to get
larger ones. Tlio letters almost Invaria
bly suggest that Fish send certain
amounts to aid In working up these In
vestnnnts. Ward also sent Fish each
month a statement of profits and a checlr
for 1 1-h's share, ranglntc f ruin a few hun
dreds np to 811,000. Many of tho leltcn
ate personal, aud speak ol Ward's suc
cess, M eh ho attributes to Fish's glvlrtg
him a start, llu calls Fish his second
? On March 7d, 1882, Ward wrotot "The
general contract business progresses
well, or tbe pipers will glvn Us fits."
Ilctcrrlng to a large grain contract he
had takcu bo writes "We may not be In
favor long, so I take theso orders when
I can -el them. There Is to be a largi
order In April, which I, may try for It you
say so. Now n word as to the
General. If somu of tbeso fellows dowu
there (In Washington who opposed tbe
bill for his retirement) should get wind
of our having llie.r contracts they will
use It as a tool to defeat tbo bill, so I am
very' caiclul, aud I bavu cautioned Bmlth
against saying anything. As loug a we
keep qultt aud do this business iu out
side names, and In a qalct way, tbe Gen
eral will slick by ns."
After' f i cess tho deposition recently
made by General Grant was pat In evi
dence In answer to qnastlons put by
counsel for Mr. Fish, General Grant, ac
cording to tbu deiiosltlon, saldt
"I am Informed that I was a partner In
tbe firm ol Grant & Ward at the tlmu the
failure- took place. I never knew that I
was anything vise than a special par.ncr.
I hnvea dim recoliic'lon of receiving a
letter lioni Mr. Fish about July, IbX.'. and
of answering that I had a good deal to
do tlut day; that It was doubttnl
when 1 could go nud see blm, but thai I
bcltovcd the matters his firm were en.
gaged In were all tlvht. The letter of
which photographs were pubtlsncd I do
not believe was tbo letter I answered. I
don't suppose I ever saw tho ouu that was
published. I suppose Mr. Ward took very
good pains that I should not have It. I
have searched for tbe letter I did ricelrc.
but am tillable to find It. I havo nut been
in tbu habit of preserving private lettois."
Tbe General was shown auothcr ot the
letters purporting to be written by
blm. Ho said tho holy of
the letter was obviously not written by '
liliu. He did not remember ibe letter at
all, and could not Identify tbu signature
as bis, thousb be was not able to say It
was a forgery. He frequently eUucd
letters when very busy for Mr. Work
and Mr, Ward and oth rs connected
wth bis companies without reading
Ilium. He might havo signed tbls but
without knowing Us contents.
Tbo direct examination extended only
to tbo Identification of the letters. The
General then made a brief statement to
tlio effect that at the tlmo bo went
Into the firm he had a very small In
come, but had some money that his son
had managed and added to for blm
wbllo ho was abroad, aud at his son's
suggestion bo Went Into the firm and
was to have half his son's share to
live ou. There was altcmaru an
income raised furhlm, and after that tbe
firm generously concluded to let blm in
as a special partner, as he underwood.
On cioss-vxanilitatlon General Grant
positively denied that the letter from
Fish (tbo reply to which lias bmn. photo
graphed; coutalued any reference to
Government contracts. He had told
Ward, when Government contracts were
inculloued, that there must never be any
engaged In. Ho bad been President of
tbo United States, and did not think it
sullable for him to havo his namo con
nected with Government contracts.
He know there was no larae pro
fit In tlicm except by dishonest
measures. Ho never knew of
bu( one Government contract held by the
firm, aud Ward told him that consisted
simply In buj lug 330,000 bushels ot oats
on tbo Chicago market. He saw nolblutr.
wrong In It. Alternant bo beard rumors
hat the 11 rin bad Government contracts,
and questioned Ward about It. but Ward
denied It, and said thatbf would do noth
ing to Injupi the General. Afterward,
Ward, when pushed, explained t,h.stlho
firm simply lent money to contractors.
General Grant fnrtavr testified tbat he
did not draw out his alleged enormous
profits, but let tbem lie, except n small
araouut nnd his 2J,000 or 830,000 cr
inqntti. Ho lost everything he had In the
world by the failure, ihj night before
the failure Ward told lilin they bad over
8200,000 in fccutltles, and asked blm to
get 8 1 0,000 from -Mi1. Vandcrbllt,
which be did, borrotvUng It per
sonally. Ward toll him tho firm
was lu danger because of the
critical condltlou ot the Marino Bank,
which held 8760,000 ol tbo tint's moiioy.
Mr. Fish never warued blm ot overdraws,
aud ho dli not know tbat Fish was rais
ing money for tbe firm ou discounts until
alter tlio failure.
A BUFFALO BLAZE.
Hnslo Hall and Catholic fliureli named
An Kxcltlng iU-ene,
IlcrrALo, X. V., March 20. As an at
tacho ot the Music Halt was lighting tho
gas sbove the stage last evening a dropily
caught (ire from a defective burner. Iu an
Instant the whole stage was In flames sffd
six tnlnutcs later the entire building was
bunting. The McCaull Opera Company
wero dressing preparatory to the production
of Kalka, aud had barely tlmo to escape,
some only partially dressed. The company
lost their entire wardrobe for the operas of
Kalka, The Little Dnke and The Queen's
Laco Handkerchief. Most ot the trunks
bad been brought to the building and the
irsonat wardrobes were also lost. Very
few persons had arrived ro witness the per
formance) and ail escaped without Injury.
An hour later the SL Louis
noMAN CATHOLIC CHUitCIL
at the rear of the Music Hall, was found to
be In flames and It w.vs sooli erldeut that
the magnificent edifice was doomed. The
street between the Music Hall ami tlio
church was very narrow, rendering it im
possible for the flro department to do ef
fective work. George Smith nnd Joseph
Green ascended the ladders In front of the
church for tlio purpose of assisting the
firemen in directing the work. The bulbi
ng burned rapidly and the firemen and
Smith hastily left the roof, which they had
reached. For some reason Green rcmslned
ind frantically rushed to tho cupola, climb
ing It In the full view ot tlio thou
sands of sjiectators. He clambered to
the lightning rod, but returned .d
itshed to the body of the roof which was
now burnlna; fiercely. Green then ran to
tbe comer of the building and, heedless of
the cries ol the firemen, w no nsit a tarpaulin
stretched for blm, he made for the tower
and from It hung by his hands fully ten
minutes. An attempt was mado to reach
blm with a Isdler, but was unsuccessful,
owing to the network ot telegraph wires
surrounding the building. At this time the
entire front of the church
WAS KXYKLOrEO IN FLAMES.
When the smoke cleared away lie was
still clinging to the edge of the roof. Then
he lunged forward, let go Ills hold and fell.
He struck oi Ids head and was instantly
killed. At8:S0 o'clock the tower of tho
Music Hall fell lu and a few minutes after
ward tht front wall MI into I' e fSrett.
The south wall, which -! inusually
strongly built as It was within ten feet of a
large private dwelling, remains Intact The
fire was finally confined to tho
Music Hall and the church. Tho
Music Hall was completed In 1883, having
been a year fn course of constrticthsi,
while the SL Louis church was the oldest
Itoman Catholic church In the city. The
Music Hall will bc'rcmcmbcred as the placo
of lioldliu the grand musical festival of
18S3, the Democratic Stato convention of
1883 at which fi rover Cleveland was named
fur Governor, and the grand music festival
In which Theodore Thomas and Dr. Dam
rosch appeared iu June, 183L
Carolina, to Draslh Alex It. LaMon. bi. iinV wi T....H.V ii. -1-
Oforjtta, to Husilat Autbouy M, Kelley, ' home, and shot himself, and Ulod a short
Virginia, to Italy. I umo alttrffard,
The Prvuch Uovermnent llennuiiceiL
lma, March 27. All the morning pa
pers contain editorials denunciatory o:
the Government's policy in tho preseul
war with China, and attilbutcd tbe receni
reverses suffered br the French lu tbe
louqulu dlkltlct to Its folly lu endeavor-
jnsj to cope with the uhincso vvitn tut
small force ot French troops In that
country. Thuy assert that so far tho wai
has resulted In nothing but tho outlay ol
a large amount of money, with but little
ir no hope of obtalulug substantia) re
sults, Further operations ot tbu sort
now going on will bo sheer folly.
Mounted Polled Captured.
St. Paul, Mink., Mink., March 38
Jv Winnipeg special sayst "It Is roporlet
on gcod authority tbat tbe Goveromen
has received word tbat the rebels cap
lured Major Crosier and his force ot ovu'
ouu hundred iconuteil pollc, after an e
garment In which several were killed oi
bulb sides. Two rebels tried to wtcck t
traiu carrying troops (rum WlnnJpej
west. They wero arrested. Ooehaddts
patches from Jilcl to tho lialt-Iirtedi
around Winnipeg and In Southern Man
ltoba, urging lb em to rise. General Mid
dleton arrived tbls morning. Tee rrreaUts
excitement prevails and Important new
ts expected wlinlt twty-tonrtouis,"
The PtrtHeltlnE ltusslan Alliance TU
tlrltlsh (Invernmrnt Preparing for at
London, March 25. There is great ex
eltement licro over tho reports from Con
stantinople that the Porte has asked the
advice ot lllsmarck in regard totheTurko
IlusUn alliance, against England.
Die war office is besieged with
news men eager to leam particu
lars, but no Information of a rellablo
eKracter Is forthcoming. The general feel
ing Is that In spite of the assurance of tbo
Government, war between Kussla and
England is Inevitable. Every one
knows that when such a war Is begun It will
mean a bitter con II let probably of many
j ears' duration. The likelihood of Turkey
having resolved on treachery towanl Eng
land does not surprise any one, as It Is a
well-known fact that the Sultan has long
been eager to distract the attention ot the
people from tho extravagance of court,
and that nothing could do this so effectual
ly as a great war. It Is generally conceded
tbat huge orders havo been given by the
Government for supolles and munitions of
war. These are regarded as positive est.
deuce that tho Government Is preparb- for
a great conflict.
THE SOUDAN WAR.
.1 llallnon Corps Taking Observation,
Th ilmtlxs of Women Found Among- tbe
i'AMsr, March 2C General Graham has
moved the headquarters ot his camp two
miles nearer Tamai. A convoy ot Indian
troops went this morning to McNeil's xareba
on the Tamal road as an escort for a balloon
ccrps. Arrived at tho xareba the balloon
corps Immediately set to work taking ob
servations, a captive balloon being seat up
from the itareba. The aeronauts remained
up several hours, and they descended with
Information concerning the positions and
movements of Osman Dlgna's men. The
grenadiers and the Surrey regiment re
turned to Suakltn from the xareba yester
day without loss, although they exchanged
shots with hostile Arabs on tbe way. The
latest returns place the number ot tho llrlt
ish killed and wounded In Sunday's battle
at fiSO. Including camp followers. The total
hiss of the Arabs In last Sunday's engage
ment is now staled to De 3,ooo, including
thlrtv-totfr women who had been armed as
soldiers, and who proved as Impetuous and
determined as the men. The bodies of
theso amaions "were counted on the field
after the fight.
Cattle Ulus's Must Go.
Kanhas City, March 26. A special to
the Times from Arkansas City, Kan., says:
General Hatch has Issued orders for the de
struction ct tho permanent Improvements
ou the ranches of llcrry llrothers and Uurke
& Martin, who for Btnie unknown reason,
by orders from Secretary Teller, wbllo be
was In charge of the Interior Department,
have been allowed to hold their cattlo and
livo in peace ou the Oklahoma lands.
These two widely known ranches aro situa
ted between Stillwater aud Clmairon
Itlvcrs. rbrht in tho center ut Oklahoma.
and when Pa) no was first ejected from that
country, hla wagons burned and broken and
his permanent Improvements destroved, he
demanded that tho sanio treatment should
be administered to the cattle men. They,
however, by orders from tho Secretary of
War and Secretary Teller, were left alone.
ya the United fttates Mnpreme Court Afreet
Inc Certain TmI Cases Orowlna Oaloftlae
Edmunds Polcamr Law,
Wasiiinoton, D, C, March 21. In the
Supremo Court jestcrday Justice Mat
thews delivered ari Important decision
respecting five Mormon cases. Dnrlog
tbc recent elections In Utah Territory
the Mormon Church selected five of Its
members to bring about teals of the Ed
munds act. Three of them refused to
make statements under oath that they
had not plural wives, while two of tbem
did so. Tho officers of the Election
IJoard, believing tho two who qualified
were bigamists, refused to permit tbem
to vote Tho five men Joined nnd brought
cnlln for damages.
In rendering his decision, Justice Mat
tlmwa observed that the rules and regu
lations and oaths prescribed by Commis
sioners being without authority In law,
were vvluiout force, and no effect can be
given to tbem. The administration of.
flceis were not bound nor anthorlxcd to
obey them. 1 he powers claimed by tbe
Commissioners are not ministerial, and
can not be made tbe ground of action fur
damages. If Iho reglsl ration officers de
prived citizens ot their right of franchise
in violation of law, that are responsible
In suit for damages. He alone is deprived
of his vote who, when ho offers lo reg
ister, Is then In the state and condition ol
a bigamist or polygamlst, or Is then actu
ally cohabiting with more iban ono woman.
"Disfranchisement," ibe decision con
tinues, "Is not prescribed as a penalty
for being guilty of the crime and offense
of bigamy and polygamy, for as has been
said, thst offense consists In the fact of
unlawful marriage, and a prosecution
against the offenders Is barred by the
lartse ol -rears bv section 10(4 of the re
vised statutes. Continuing to live In tbat
slate afterward Is not an off-mac, al
though conabltatlon with more than one
woman Is, bnl&s one may be living In a
bigamous or polygamous state
without cohahltstfon with more than
one woman, be Is a bigamist
or polygamlst, and yet guilty of no crim
inal offense. So, tbat lu respect to those
disqualifications of a voter nndtr the act
of March 22, 1882, tbe objection Is not
well taken that represents the Inquiry
Into tbe fact by the officers of registra
tions as an unlawful mode of prosecu
tion for crime. The power of Congress
to prescribe tne qualification ot voters In
tbe Territories has passed beyond Ibe
stage of controversy Into final Judgment.
T"v conclusion cannot be avoided that
a j act of Congress here In question Is
clearly within tbe justification of law."
This decision of Justice Msttbews
favors the application for damages of that
class of residents who mado oath that
they did not havo plural wives and nega
tives the application tor damages of those
who refused to testily tbat tbey bad
more than one wife.
HOWGATE COME FORTH!
Hie Rovrrnment llnpr rut urMiorttrI'7lK
Hand Ou the Fugitive CnrUIn irc
An Intimation As to VTbr lie lias Not
lleen Captured Ittfure.
Washington, D. C, March 23. One
of the victories expected to bo achieved
by the administration wllhtn a few days
will be the capture ot Captain Howgate,
the fugitive from justice. Captain How
gate's defalcation amounted to over 8300,-
000, as ascertained, besides an Indefinite
amount not yet known, and It Is strange
tbat he bas not been recaptured. The
district authorities, It Is said, were alone
responsible for his escape, and the War
Department claimed tho solo right to tel
In recovering him. It Is asserted that a
good percentage of bis stealings went to
certain merchants In this city, who helped
Lull to make fraudulent vouchers. It was
easy to do this. A merchant with an ac
count of say 8300 might bo Induced to
sign a Voucher In blank which could bo
filled in lo represent 89,000 or 819,000,
for that matter.
- Tbls Howgate matter wonld, It Is al
lowed, abow tbc necessity of an absolute
and sweeping change In erctytblng re
lating to the prosecution of crime In tbls
district. Howgate's companions and In
timate friends were connected with tbe
business of prosecuting crime. General
Mycr, the former Chief of the Signal Of
fice, turned ibe entire Dusiness over lo
Howgate, and never thereafter paid the
slightest attention to Its accounts. Myer
was an honest man, out unsuspicious.
Ho wai a different man from Howgatr.
Shortly alter he was retired Howgate
resigned, knowing that an overhauling ct
Ins accounts wonld lead to detection.
According to popular gossip, he got hli
stolen money In a bag, threw a few green
backs around to certain officials, and tben
quietly walked away with his mistress on
Myir's experience was different. He
bad every reason to anticipate a long and
bappy old age. His wife had an enorm
ous fortune, and a few years before the
General's death had purchased a very
baudsome house on I street, which vvas
so louz occupied by tbe British Lccatiou.
John Chamberlain bought ,bo house tor
8200,000, aud tried to make ot It a high
toned gambling establishment. Tbe at
tempt vvas a failure. Mrs. Myer bought
I tbe house from htm under a forced sale.
General Mycr bad settled down In this
beautiful borne, expecting to devote tbe
last years of bis llfo lo writing. He died
October 21, 1880, and How&atc'a trends
were not discovered until about six
Arrested fur Murder.
Canton, 0-, March 24. Mrs. Barn
liardlnu Wlntges and Joseph Fisher ol
Osnaburg were arrested and brought to
jail here yesterday morning, charged
with admlulitering poison to Henry
Wlutges, whose dead body was found on
a larm near usnaourc. iisncr. wni
boards with Wlntges family, bad about
completed preparations to elope with
Mrs. Wlntges and desert the tatter's chil
dren. The post-mortem on tbe dead man
showed strong symptoms of strlcbnlne
poisoning In the stomach, which Is under
voln' an analysis. Mrs. Wlntges and
Flsber both protest thelt Innocence.
FATAL MINE EXP-OSIOM.
Twelve Men Kill td T a Mine Ksplostoa bi
the Indian Tmltorr.
Oaddo, I. T., Msrcli 8tV-Kewil of ts
most terrible disaster In the coal mine at
McAllister, whereby twelve men tvtre In
ilantly killed, has Just been received here.
The disaster occurred Isst Friday evening.
Inst as the men were preparing to qnlt work
for the night' ComlnR so soon sfter the
recent catastrophe by which so many miners
were hilled, the story of the present dis
aster has canned crcatcr excitement than
might be expected under the circumstances.
No positive Information as to the causes ot
tho disaster and the attending circum
stances can bo obtalnied for the reason trtat
cverv man who was near the scene of the
explosion was Wiled. So for as ran be
gathered the circumstances attendlo?
the dire calamity are as follows: The men,
twelve In number, wero working In new
gallery In which there was ranch rork
necessitating blastinr. fllant powdcr'was
stored In the Immediate vicinity, but not so
near as to be considered dangerotM. From
some cause which will never be known
there was a terrible explosion heard atovg
KTonnd and shaking the earth violently.
The wives and children of the men at work
below rushed to the mouth of the mine with
loud cries ami lamentations, and several ctf -tho
women started to enter the shaft Sfcn
from the village were promptly on hand,
and under the direction of the Mine Superin
tendent the shrieking women were removed.
Dense clouds of smoke Issued from the mouth
of the shaft for several minutes. As soon
is this had cleared away, a rescuing party
was formed and went below. There was
no gas In the mine and the men bad no
trouble In finding those who were below.
Of the twelve men wlto tad been at work
In tbe mine not one remained alive. Tbs
giant-powder kegs had entirely dlsat
imared. The bodies of tbe dead men were but
tittle burned and It Is almost positive that
n some unknown manner tha explosive
had been fired and tbe men killed by the
tertlble concussion. The names of tho
dead men are as follows: James Alkens
and son, John Williams and son, Joseph
Peel, John Martin. Ko&ert Blasterson, jonn
Gold, A. McCay, W. a Peterson, Joseph
Stevenson, and Brat Cox. The funerals
were held to-day. Officers of tho mine are
doing all In their power for the fainlHes ot
those killed. tajv
un Indian Chlaf ThreaWna to Take a Hand
III the Oklahoma Trnnblea.
Kansas City, March SO. A svcdtl ta
tho Times from Arkansas City, Kan., says:
The fear ot the Cherokee Strip Cattlo As
sociation that If tho Oklahoma country
should be cleared of stock, the next' move
would be In the direction of their leased
lauds. Is being made the most of by the cat
tle kings and syndicates who now hold
leases to this valuable section ot country,
ind is the one great Incentive which Induces
tbem to flsiit tho Oklahoma movement.
With the Oklahoma lands open to settle
ment. It will not be long before the Chero
kee Strip must fall Into" line, and no one
knows tills better than theso stockmen
themselves; but a third arty will not admit
all this without a straggle, and that party Is
the Indian. General Hatch, who has been
conversant with Indian methods for years,
says that sooner or later trouble will come
from tbe Indians.
They claim that this OklahotM eomtry
was purchased from the ScmlnoIM and
X Quiet Pleea of Sarcasm.
Washington, March. 23.-There is a
new picture pt Arthur which has just been
added to tho Presidential portraits In tlte
Corcoran Gallery of Art. This picture Is by
I lev ley, and Is one of the best portraits that
artist painted during bis stay hero last win
ter. Tbe picture Is very clean and clear n
color. Tbe pose ot tbe head Is very nsjural.
It Is a three-quarters view and Is turned
toward the spectator, as It the subject had
just been addressed a question. Mr. Ilealey
baa clven an air ot alertnoix and life to the
face which Is notenerally seen In the orig
inal much before two o'clock In tbe uioru-
WasuriotoS, ITHr March so. .Among
the great nureWopjowlnatlons for post
master si( (obtfeeuate by tbe President
today efej SU)(atn A. Wastham, Sul
ehnr Spftnt.'' Text Robert O, Denton.
Gainesville, Tax,' Henry Cassldy, Youutrt
town.O.i Henry D. Beach, Coshocton, O;
Willi 'Q. NtssV Greencastle, Ind.: Sordea
Llttea, Somreud. Ind.; J. Knoxhall,
Creeks by the Government for the expMss
use ot other Indian tunes, and wai use
whites have no right to a slnele acre of
It Little Whirlwind, a widely known and
troublesome Cheycnno chief, who bas al
ready spent a term of Imprisonment st the
Dry Tortugas, off the coast of Florida, says
that It they have got to fight for this last
strip of country set apart for them by the
Government, they might as well do It now
as st any time, and he sent a message tu
General Hatch to this cffrcL lie declares
that the Oklahoma country ojlonffa to tbo
Indians and that they will shed their blood
for It General Hatch places a good deal
of reliance upon what Utile Whirl
wind says, and taken In connection
with tbe war dances and preliminary
councils which for the past two weeks have
been reported among the Cheyenne, tho
words may mean rrorw than even the
soldiers themselves wilt adinlL If tho In
dians should start out on the war path they
would create havoc among the large herds
now In tbe Cherokee strip as welt as war
upon any one who went into Oklahoma.
captain Loucti, However, claims mat me
Indians have no rbcht to the lands to which
the Government alone holds the title, and
says that be and his men are perfectly will
ing to take their chances against the Indians.
A rrancn UsIraU
Lonpox, March SO. A dispatch from
Paris says: It Is officially announced tbat
the Chinese troops on the Tunquln frontier
yesterday made a desperate attack upon
the entrenched camp established by General
Negrler, between Lang Son and Kllna, &t,d
from which General Negrler has been mak
ing reeonnolssances beyond the frontier,
separating Tonquln from China proper.
Tho Chinese drove the French back beyond
Lang Son and recaptured that town. Dt
Ing this series of tights General Negrler was
grievously wounded and the French casual
ties w ere very senons. i lie latest accounts
represent the Flench troops In full retreat
wllli tho Chinese vigorously pursuing tbem.
A vast quantity ot commissary and other
stores are lost. General Negrler received a
-un shot wound In the cheat. He was
Drought from the field, but his recovery Is
doubtful. Hie total French loss Inkll'ed
and wounded Is not yet known. General
Brlerede Lisle, who Is In chief cotnmanj
In the Tonquln, telegraphs for assistance I
an Imploring tone which leads Parisians U,
expect further disasters. A council ot wai
was held to-day with General Lewul,
Minister ot War, presiding. Intense
excitement prevails wherever the bad
newa has become known In France. A re.
port Is In circulation to-tight that General '
Negrler died from his wounds. A Iarls
correspondent of the Time considers the
fall of the French Cabinet near and Irre
vocable, and that It ta Impossible to form
-an Idea of the confusion its fall will entail.
Nobody In the excitement of the moment Is
sble to predict who Ferry's successor wilt
be. Tlte opposition appear to be Inclined
to Insist that an account bo given ot what
they describe as a violation of thn consti
tution In that war bas been made without
Parliament's having been asked to author
ize such action.
litVTbcvk J. llutin. Uloomlecton.
canningnaw, xaiiooon, in.;
Cate. Stevens1 Polar. Wis.: Da
a. Lake Cltv. Mlau.: J. M. Dear.
veaBOrt. la.: M. M. Ham. Dh-
; Joseph Under, State CwaUr, la.
Ilacce d 11 a Ikr,
Lincoln-, Ntsu., March 2J. At noon
yesterday, Mrs. Ensign returaed home
from church and saw two men Jump from
her back window. She gave tho alarm,
,ud a atable boy in tbe neighborhood re
sponded, lit cave chase to the men, aud
after followlua them several blocks.
palled a plug ot tobacco from hla poexut
ana coromanuea tnem tonait. me rub
bers dropped their guus and booty held
up their handa and begged him not to
shoot. Tbo plucky lad picked up their
revolvers and marched the men to tbe
station be toro tbey realized the sltuatlou.
t Harper's SliMlujr, Kdltur,
Loinaviixx, Kr., March SI. A dis
patch from Nashville yesterday morning
to tbe effect that Mr.Ccnant, the missing
editor ot Harptr' Weekly, was la Louis
ville, causod considerable activity araonfc
tho reporters lu this city. Tha dlliirssK
hotels were visited, but nothing cotttd M
found ot Qlther Cooaut or the detective.
The Chtet of Police had tbe police tore
looking tor Conant, but no traeo could
be found. Detective Sllgh laforsted
reporter that Detective Walsh woud
probably arrive here last aiasdaif. Mosm
nt toe detectives or aostee owd got sv
Giavs to Cottaat's wlwreaboaU, ut wtf
utUlWHl to tsttevK M MM avltvrss,
A rrowler Killed.
Cleveland, O., March SO. For several
nights past the family of W. D, Hoyt, ot
49 Slbly street, have been annoyed by a
man looking In at tbe windows. About
right o'clock this evening Mrs. Hoyt noticed
the face, and Hoyt went outside, revolver
lu hand. Seclna a nun In the aw be com
manded him to throw up his haads. Tfce
straucer reached for his hip pocket ad
Hoyt fired, shooting him through lite haart
The dead man Is a mulatto, beM Meattty
It Is Impossible' to ascertain. Hoyt save
himself up to the police- He la av steno
grapher In the eiiploy-of the &Undal OU
Church smuI Beat.
Bfrsos Ayuks, via. aiLvtsrwr, Maw
to. Kupture between the ty0 G'
eminent and the Vatican is Uamiamt s-sv.
b to the orders of the Uov(Hut far the
Wrest tf priests who prsswr. shw-i, tsaa
6sr onus rot's attfUtUn In rests ts vtl
Msasritsgfc. Tha) Make? aWUrd k aawM
w aeBt the judynaut ot a youe espev-t-as
to wnat swihosm waul csmw wsVsr tlx-
hat f tss taw atat asssrU plssusssst by
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