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MEMPHIS, TENN., SATUKDAY, APIUL 13. 1S89.
VOL. XLTX NO. 7G
ARE THEY LOST?
S3V6U Hundred Lives in Danger.
The Danish Steanior Danmark la
Abandoned In Mid- Ocean.
She Carried 050 Passonzors and
- About 100 in Her Crew.
Tho City of Cheater Sights Hor, but
Finda tho Ship
Deserted, Hor Boats All Gone and m a
Sinking Condition The Question
la, Una tier Human Freight
Nbw York, April 12. The following
dispatch from London was roeolvod at tho
; Murithno Exchungo this morning:
I "Tho stea mor Danmark, from Christi
ana, wus seen April 8, abuudonod lu inid
' Tho Danmnrk belong to tho Thingvulla
Lino of steamers plying botwoon thin port
JpMld Copenhagen. She was formerly the
Jnn Breydel.of the White Crow Line. She
la Raid to have had 050 passongor on
board, mostly Scandinnvianii. Fundi, Kdyo
; & Co., tho agents of tlio compnny here, any
that tbey place no reliance In the dispatch
1 but have cabled to agents In London and
; Copenhagen for further Information.
Report of the Wmk at qnrensfown.
QuKENSTow.f, April 12. The Iumau
, Lino steamer City of Chciter, Capt. liond,
V from Now York April 2 for Liverpool, ar
' rived here today. Sho roports that on
' April 8, In latitndo 4(1 north, longitude
: 17 .1,. ..J Ti ...i-i. .i......
laumark, from Christiana, Copenhagen,
etc., for New York. Tho Dunmurk bud
been abandoned by her crew. Her stern
was level with tho sea, and hor bow stood
. bigli out of the water. She was apparently
kinking. The Dnnuiark was a vessel of
; 2,200 tons, and bclongod to the Thingvalla
. Line, Sho was commanded by Capt.
K Hudson. The Danmark was formerly
f the Ddgiun steamer Jan Breydol. Sho was
a bark rigged vessel, anl wait UIO feet
long, 40 feet in breadth mid 20 feet deep.
; Sho wot built at New Castlo, KuglauJ, in
1 Orraloit F.srllrmvat In Jlow York.
I Nkw Yung, April 12. Tho greatest ex
$ clteineut prevails iu shipping circles over
' tlio loss of tlio D.inmnrk. The Thingvalla
' Lino U probably the largest Immigrant
j lino that plies between this port and F.u-
rope. Tlie Danmark had on board when
1 she left Christiana for New York, on tho
;i -Dili of March, 050 pusscngen, presumably
nil Immigrants, tho captain, It. M. Knud
sen, nnd tho crew, numlering forty inon.
The office of tho agents of tho steamer,
Fundi, LMye & Co., No. 2 .South Williams
""treot, has been thrbngod with pooplo all
tho morning anxiously inquiring for later
' news of tho vessel. Mr. Kdyo, of the firm.
does not credit the report, lie has cabled
j bis Loudon agents and sought by wire for
; further particulars from tlio Copenhagen
brunch of the lirm.
The news spread rapidly down town,
nnd among the first callers at the ofllc-o of
Fundi, Ldye & Co. was Morris Stover, a
young farmer from somewhere in Massa
chusetts, who got here hint night to nwait
the arrival of the steamer, upon which his
brother and sweetheart Mario Mulhr had
tukeu passage. His grief was uucuu'.rol
' Initio when Mr. F.dvo said that no contra
dictory dispatch find been received at
noon. The Dunmurk wns formerlv the
; freight steamer June Breydel, of the White
' Croat Lino. La it full Mcssr. Fundi,
i Kdyo it Co., who are also the agmltf of
tho hitter line, bad tho vessel put in con-
onion for passenger trullie, rediriHtenod
i ber Danmark and transferred her to the
Thingvulla fleet, This was the vessel's
' first trip from the other side under her
new colors. The reHrled disaster vividly
recalls the collision of tho sleumship
Thingvalla, of the same line, last summer,
by which many lives were lost.
till AUlSt lTXRVIKW Kt.
The New York uncut of the Thingvalla
Line this afternoon suid: Wa have hero k
cable dispatch to tho effect Unit the ivn
mark left Christiana on Miir. li 2l, on her
flint voyago ufuler hrr new flag nnd name.
Hie had been completely overhauled, and
I - it was thought lif all thut she ws the
best of our Heel. There were mi board of
her at tho limn of her departure at least
mi, 710 perple. Of these O'-d wire pnsscngnr.
To msniige and to look after the comfort
of this largo number of passenger, there
must have been at least si ty iu tho craw,
and probably the numlcr limy have
reached 1XI, or perluw l:'V '1 hero are
i therefore to be accounted for tho lives of
from 710 to 773 people. The Dunu.nrk is
i rommandixl by Cant. Knudsen, an old
! aeaman, well known for his courao and
presence of mind, and he is not the man
, to abandon a ship to the mercies of the
waves when there is one chance in even
" 1,U of gelling her lute port And wo do
not Is'linve that he has nlxindonnd
1 ber. Hie niny have been disabled,
but we aro very nearly cert n In
thut she has not bevn abaudoned. We
liavo taken klce to disver if there is
truth In the story. At liUO o'clock this
nioriilng we sent olT two cables, Ono was
to the Llovds lu London, ankliiK for fur
ther particulars of the abandonment, if
ueh were to bo Ind, and also for the
name of the ship that says she sighted the
laiiinirk in such a condition. The sec
ond of the two cables was to the home
Hire In 0e.nhngcn, also king for par
ticulars and for advice and for the names
of thoe U0 people lm sailed on the
Danmark. The K!tlon in which the
Duiunaik Is suid lo hsve been siuhled
abandoned is one which shn might
have reached at the time, April 8. Hie
had at that lime been out from Christiana
thirteen da vs. I do not think It at ail lm
nrohshle 'that some fearful calamity
tnltitit have Udullcn ber. but please
allow na to state lo tho numbers of friends
of tho Daumark's rissMiiiir"rs that we do
not b'llove she l.ss been abandoned. No
Incoming atoaimhlp lo this port reports
i;a lM,Ats nr nths Ihnl inhrlit h&VA liv
i Inline 1 te the Dnnmuik. Even If tho
l'niieisrk has been abandoned, she bad
uT.deM uietns to accommodate alt tho
asstt'i( eo kouM, ll not siitnnerw,
euoufh for the k'r peveugsr list and
ereml new life mils "f the Intent isittern
and ImiuovemenM which could have ac-
iwiiiuiuuMua uie on and othcura aul
some of tho passengers if thore were not
onough room in tho lifo-boats for them.
SKEX BV TUB CIIE.STEB.
Further particulars of the sighting of
the abandoned steauiship Dunmurk by tho
iiimun Lino City of Chester have boon
slowly arriving since noon. The Dunmurk
was rapidly sinking when the Chester buw
her. The Chester hud sighted hor from a
Uislunco and hud been struck by tho ap
parent abseuco of liny life on bourd. Hin
hud drawn near ami invoxtiguted, and
niierwurd made out that no ouu was on
bourd of the abandoned wrock. The
Chester lay to and about for several hours.
The stern of the Dunmurk wus on a level
with the sea. Hor bow was fur out of tlio
water in tho nir. Thero were no visible
signs of a collision. No wreckage was
flouting nbouU The bouts were all gone
from their davits nnd nothing ln.licutiug
husto and panic was noticeable. After
laying to near the wrock for some timo
the City of Chester proceeded.
No list of the pits.engoi's on board the
ill-iortuncBtcai!inhip is to be hud in this
city. 6evor.il people have called at tho
ofheos of the ugeiiiH unking for intormntiou
of friends supposed to be on the Dunmurk,
but all refused togivu ihoirmimos. Fundi,
LMye A Co. expect a pasueiiKer list by the 1
Nord Detacher Lloyd steamer Alter, duo
at this pjrt tomorrow. ' '
Tho Kider arrived this morning and
reached her dock after 1 o'clock this after
noon. The Litter did not see anything of
tho Danmark, and her ollicers were greatly
surprised when told thu particulars. No
answers to tlio cables sent by Messrs.
Fundi, ICdve & Co. to London und Copen
hagen had been received at 2 o'clock this
afternoon. The excitement is still very in
tense, and tho agents are lotting hope.
The sieumshii) Iceland, of the Thingvnlla
Line, which left Coponhugun four days
Inter thun the Dunmurk and is duo here
tonight, will probably bring some intelli
gence of tho disaster.
Home llo Kxprsstrd.
Nkw Yuiik. April ll IfWQ.
To the (Irncrut Miinwrnf ihr Nrw Yirk AmocUUkI
1'KM, Nu. 1U0 Urus.Ua', Nuw York:
Dear ir As some of the comments on
tho reported loss of the Danish steamer
Dunmurk express tho apprehension that
this disaster may have been accompanied
by heavy loss of life, wo beg to stuto, for
the benefit of all pvrsons'who have friends
on board the ill-fated boat, our belief to
the contrary. When sighted by tho City
of Chester on Monday bust, iu latitude
4VR5 north, longiiudo 47.10 west, the
decks aft and the sails were in pieces, but
tho vessel was Hunting, and although the
reporting steamer expressed tho belief that
sho would shortly founder this did not oe
rur during all the timo Hint elnised from
the hour she wns first sighted until lost
sight of. Tho Dunmurk wus Housing di
rectly in the track of tho trans-Atlantic
stenmers and we believe beyond perndveu
lure the possenrs and crew were taken off
some time, iosnibly us fur buck as a couple
of days before the Citv of Cluster sighted
tho wreck, since tho Danmark having left
Christiana on the INlli of March uiimt,
under ordinary circumstance, hnvo ad
vanced considerably beyond tho (Munition
found in. If the w recked pawaciigors ami
crew had not becu picked tip, they would
natutally, even if emunrkud in IkmIs and
on rafts, have remained in the neighlior
hood of the wreck. Tlio presence of
which would, much moro likely, attract
the psssing slentnors than small 'boats or
rnfta would. The City of .Chester evi
dently did not llnd tho slightest wreckage
nenr tho vessel, such as iiiL'ht be attribu
table to sinuslicd or otherwise incapaci
tated boats, wliilxt the steamer bore no
sign whatever of human life. We confi
dently believo, therefore, thut, with tho
possiblo exreption of singlo casualties
such ns may occur during (he trun ifur of
so many people from ono vessel to another,
the puMcngcr and crew of the Dunmurk
are safe, and w ill ere long bo heard of as
on bouidofoneof the Atlantic steamers.
Ft sen. Kiivx & Co..
(ioncrul AgimtsTliingvailsSteumsliip Line.
TO KM Al lAHAwr..
Ilrlllak HUnmrr Tttat I'sll IU iMf
hlurm om lit .
NoBrOi a, W, April 12. The British
steamer Wylo arrived in Hampton Itonds
yesterday, tho was greatly damaged In
the lute Btorin. The CujiUin noted a pro
test with tho British Viro-Consul here.
Tho Wylo waa bound from I'liiluddphia
to Havana with a cargo of coal and passed
out of tho breakwater at 1 1:30 o'clock on
the 5th Inst, with a moderate breeze from
eust-norihenat. At 8.UO0 clock p.m. the
wind, which had been gruduully inrreus
Ing, blew a gnle, continuing with terrific
force during the night Tho vesVd's head
was broiigh to tho wind and the engines
were slotted down. Kurly Htiuday morn
ing, thu 7th inst., the wheel chains parted
and tho vessel fell otr into the trough of
tho aea, taking water foro and aft
and rolling fearfully. Tho scruw rteer
lug apparatus aft was as toon as posih!o
put on, tho heavy seas thut bruko
on bourd, making this task a vary difficult
one. Tho vcmc! whs then brought to tin)
wind as before. H10 continued in this
way for a few hours, when sho shipMi
her stern nnd look a heavy sea which
wa-hml awny one of the men at the wheel
and broke the w hM Into Iwo pierrs. The
nnn and the wreck of the wheel were sent
against the after purt skylight w ith grenl
force, bnsklng the whole of thu middle
port Waler then Kurcd into thu cabiu
In torrents, and liobrs lunl to im bon-d iu
tbecubln fl r lo let tho water run into
the hold. The captain's Issiks, instill
meets, furniture and ship's stores were
ruined. ' When the whcolbrokctbo hands
wtirocdled out. lleforo relieving tackles
could be put 011, tho remaining part of tho
wheel was broken off, nnd the rud h r
threshed nciosa from side to sido with
henry blows, breaking off both of the rud
der's guards on the stern post anil break
In;; the screw Steering gear U pieces.
W Idle securingthe litter, three able-bodied
seamen were struck dowu bv tho sea and
so injured ss to be of no further service.
Throughout the day the wind continued
to Increase until ft.M o'clock .ui., when
ll blew with the force of a hurricane. At
6: 45 o'clock a hoavy sea struck the port
life-boat and demolished It During fun
day night the wind continued to blow with
u 11 n baled violence and the vessel was al
most smothered by heavy nca, which
rondo a clean breach over her, sweeping
off everything movable from the decks.
Monday's experience was much tho same
as that of Sunday. Too wind did not
lull nntil 4 o'clock Tuo-day morning,
when the vwsol steered for Chesapeake
Day, arriving at Hampton Itouds yester
A Steamer Ike Masks.
NkwroaT, K. 1., April 12. During a
thick fog this morning the steamer Conan
kut, ruuaiug to Jsuiosloso, uu UUon ua
the rocks in the outer harbor, mnkins a
bole in her hull. Tho passeiigora were
landed in tho tug Fairy. A wrecking
schooner has gone to ber assistance.
THB EIOH GROUND.
Confederates Who Would Not Receive
Asslstanos From the North.
Nashville, Tenn.. April 12. Frank
Cheatham Bivouac Confederate Veterans
at a meeting tonight passed tho followina
resolution; Thut tho members of Frank
Chcutham Bivouac have soon with great
regret and niortilkation that certain or
ganizations, purporting to represent Con
federate Boldiers in tho South, have sent
committees to tho North to beg aid for tho
supnoitof indigent Confederate soldiers.
Whilo we fully appreciate anv proper ex
pressions of sympathy from the Northern
people for our needConfederate soldiers,
we emphasize tho declaration that we re
nudinto liny effort directlv or indirectly to
beg aid for them iu tlio North.
A Stuto Convention of Hlvouncs will be
held on April 25 to take action in regard
to the Confederate Home.
Tho Confederate soldiors' monument,
now being placed in Confederate Circlo at
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, will bo unveiled
about May20. lion. W. C. V. Breckin
ridge, of Kentucky, will be the orutor of
A DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY OP 13,000.
Returns From Seventy-two Arkansas
Counties in the Judicial Eleotlon,
Speelsl I)lMitch to Tlio Appeal.
Littlb ltoi'it, Ark. April 12. Tlio State
election returns from nlno more counties
wore rcceivod today, leaving only threo
more to report, vis: Dosha, Newton and
Searcy, which gave slight ltcpublictn ma
jorities at the September election. Of the
seventy-two counties the" voto stands:
Hughes, 60,!U7; Hemingway, 61,074;
humlels, 52.17:1, Democrats.
tirogg, 3,1W,j Hill, a.S,KW; Mitchell,
Average Democratic majority, 12,000.
Suiidels's majority over Gregg, 13,184.
Mistook Hint for a Wild Tarkejr.
Fprrlsl IMipaU'b lo The ApprwU
Hklkna, Ark., April 12. Yesterday
morning Mr. Gurloy, cx-Sheriu" of KU
Fruncis County, snd one of the uicst prom
inent citizens of Forrest City, met with a
very serious accident, which will cause
him the loss of an arm aud probsbly hia
lifo. He was out turkey hunting this
morning, and. whilo in tho brush, con
cealed partly by tho grass and trees, bo
made a cry similar to that of a wild tur
key, for the purHsc of attracting the game
to him. home hunter, w hose name can
not be ascertained, seeing Uurley moving
among the trees and grass, mistook him
for a turkey and shot him iu the shoulder
with a Winchester ritlo. His arm will
have to bo amputated. -
A Mail ling t reat a Paula.
Fiianklix, l'a., April 12. Thursday
efternoon a mud dog created a terrible
excitement in Cranberry Township, and
before it could be killed bit four men and
a number of animals. Just as tho scholars
at 0110 of tho schools were enjoying their
recess the dog made its apsiarauco. fol
lowed by a number of men. A panic
ensued and the scholars became frantic
and look refuge in tho achoolhouso and
iu nr-by trees. The dog ran Into the hall
way ol tho sj'hooihouse, where it was
finally shot and killed. During the ex
citement several children were badly hurt
nnd a number faiutcd.
Important mils bltfaeil.
Fporlil ll'ati b Ui Tim Apiwnl.
Lii'.lk Ibx k, Ark., April 11 Today
tho Governor signed two iuiMirtant legis
lative bills, one of them to allow railroad
companies to extend their linos and to
build brunch lines, and tho other amend
ing the act of lhul, providing for paying
tho public debt of the Suite of Arkansas.
The Qsh and gnme bill is still on hut desk,
and it is probuhlo that the Governor wiil
veto this measnro, which prohibits the ex-
5Krtatiou of Hsh and nme by ruilroada
roui this Slate for the next six years.
Tks Ilar4 Inrrrasosl 3.e00,
HM-il DlniMlrli to Tlio ApssiL
Lime ItHk, Ark., April 12. Tho
standing reward of $1,000 offered by tho
Kcpoblicsn Stuto Central Committee for
information that will lead to tho arrest and
conviction of the l'lutntnervillo ballot box
thieves aud tho assassin of Col. J. M.
Clayton was today increased lo t3,0iKX
The federal Grand Jury investigating the
diction troubles in Conway County, bus
not reoorted any indictments this fur. al
though tho jury wus impunoulluU last
A I Irs at Arsmta, Ark.
Sprclsl M-siU'li lo The A.U.
Little Km k, Ark., April 12. A fire in
tho Argents Oil and Cotton Compres fitl
tonight partially destroyed aoventy-two
cotton bales at an estimated damngo of
jl.OnO. The Are wns caused by lightning
striking the telepliono wires running Into
the building. Iho ilumaged cotton le
lougd to Miller A Co.. A. I'. 1'ownll and
S. U. Plinth & Co., Little Itork buyers. N.
N. Tillman, siisTintcnilciit ol tho com
press, was knocked soasulcss by tho elec
ThaWlls r II. lay l.t Injnrril.
HS-clnl hl.l' U lo TtlO A'l.
CtlArTAMHKiA, lenu., Ainl 12. Hit
wife of Congressman 11. Clay F.vaits nict
with a soi ions accident yesterday and
cume neirr losing hor life. Sho was driv
ing oil Carter street ami her buggy was
run into by a runaway beer wagon, Shn
was thrown violently 10 tno ground aim
sullored serious concussions alxiut ber
face and head. She is not thought to be
Anal hrr Nstkrasst Town.
Spvrlsl lliU'b loth Apis's!,
Uihmimoiiam, Ala., April 12. A num
ber of prominent New Englundcm have
invested at Valley Head, Ala., tlOO.OOO,
and have gone to work to build up an
other new towu. The location is beauti
ful aud higher than any other town in the
Mate, being l,0tH feet above tho level of
the sea. The company propws lo build
furnaces, rollleg mills, etc, lellford, I'ea
body and Co., the Iksitou bankers, uro the
hcuila of the syndicalo.
John T. Waeanlsr Hu4.
Ixmiisvillb, Ky., April ll-Eiigeno
Kldrod, fonner Treasurer of Mncauley'a
Thoaler, tolay sued John T. Macuuley,
tlie proprietor, fur $:'0,OX) for defamation
of cbaracirr. Elrotl charges thut Macau
ley suid on various occasions that Flrod
hsd robls-d Macauley, and also bad robbed
liii riKUt cuj do) via.
LYING IN WAIT.
Tliousands of Anxious Eoui3-Soetors
Enoampod Along the Borders of the
Som3 Bhow a Great Deal of Dar
inst and Cournae.
Oolonlos Propose to Invnde the
Territory Bofore April 22.-
Tbey Will Disregard the United States
Troops and Kun the Gauntlet
Whether or No The Pale
Wichita, Kas., April 12. MnJ. Barker
arrived hero Inst night from Oklahoma,
and reports thut the soldiers are not cipiul
to tho tusk of keeping the boomers out.
They slip Into the country and conceal
themselves so effectually In tho woods
that tho scouts cannot And them. Kv"Jr
station on tho Santa Fe mad la guarded,
nnd only those having permits aro allowed
to get off tho trains. The Santa Fo has
nearly completed the de)xt at Guthrio,
nnd workmen are engaged on tho land
olllco building at FurcolL Tho border is
black with boomers awaiting tho ocning
of tho couutry. Many of them are in
very destitute circumstances. Tho Santa
Fe road people say that arraiigcuionta
liavo been made to transport all who
apply, and tho Bock Island is preparing
to run a lino of stages from its southern
terminus into the territory. Two immense
rafta aro being constructed here for the
transportation of Hill's colony. They ex
ieet to float down the Arkansas, as the
recent ruins have swollen the river, and
they cau hind witbiu seven miles of tho
Oklahoma border. Others have arranged
for relays of fast horses, which are ex
jiected to trunsjiort them to the claims
already choscu. Kvery south-bound
train arriving hero is crowded, and the
wngon curavans are passing in an endless
Asking kpwial I'rlvllra'ta.
Calowkli, Kas., April 12. The City
Council bus directed Mayor Biley to write
Gen. Merrltt, commanderof Fort lnven
worth, requesting him lo permit Okla
homa boomers who aro camped hereabout
to move across the Cherokee Strip to tho
northern line of Oklahoma Territory bo
fore tho 22d of April. All they want, the
Mayor says, Is an ejuul chance with tho
crowd that will go In from tho South and
West by tho railroads. It will tako the
boomers here fully three days to cross tho
strip, which Is sixty miles wido, whilo
those who are mussed along tho southern
and western lines ran settle on the heat
claims within a few homV after the Presi
dent's proclamation goes tli .7ecL The
Mayor also claims thut t are a great
tunny cowlmys In Iho TtMtory on cattle
ranches who will bo at tlie north lino
promptly at 12 o'clock oil tho ?'Jd, and
being mounted ou fleet horses, will lie able
to secure tho best location. Beside,
there is a class of boomers that bus practi
cally determined to invade the Territory
within a few days. Their plan Is lo leave
Caldwell in the night, slip past the troop
ers who are gunriljng the Bluff Creek
bridges, and I lieu make (of tho timber In
tho strip by tho shortest Mula. They
are ns well mounted as the Vultsd States
cavalry, nnd they do not foar capture.
dipt. Woodson, of tho Fourth United
States Cavalry, whose tr& jpa are guarding
tho territory from Invasion at this place,
Is suid to favor the Mayor's p'an. Thus
fur. however, be baa rigidly enforced his
orders from headquarters, and, a a result,
there fs not a boomer wagon within a mile
nnd a half of the line. A few men hnvo
attempted to evade the petrol. but lu every
instance they were overhauled and brought
liaek. If Gen. Merritt durllnea to punt
Mayor Hiley's rcnticet. there la liablo to
be a good deal of trouble bctwoun somo of
the boomers and the trooos. About a
hundred of the former held a meeting in
the bed of a dry creek near the Bock Is
land Hail road bridge this afternoon, aud
after a great deal of discussion determined
lo move for Oklahoma ou the night of
April 1H. They will leave their wagons
and stork and families here to follow as
soon as tho military will let them move.
"We have good noises," said ono of the
rebels, "and we are not alrnld of being
raeght All wo want is a fair start, and
thun you can depend nKn it that we will
be in Oklahoma as soon as the city crowds
that aro going in on the railroads, '
Hoaxl To R ftsiMs ol Trouble.
Mn.WArxra, Wia., April 12. A gentlo
man residing In this city hss received a
letter from his brother-in-law, who resides
twelve mites from the Oklahoma border.
Tho writer says that Iho l'resldont should
have declared the Territory osm the day
after the Issuance of tlie proclamation, and
continues: "There wore at that timo in
the neighborhood of Oklahoma enough
waiting and anxious people to occupy its
every home. Many of Itirtn were the fol
lowers of the late Capt. David L. I'ayno,
who labored so long ami sealously to ac
complish what the President's prodama
tlon does. Many of these men will be cut
Off and ruined now. As il is, there are
now in the neighborhood ol this Territory,
ready to move at a momept's notice, five
times tho number of pur ple necessary to
settle ll, and every wsgi road converging
toward this point from Missouri, Nebraska,
Colorado, Texas, and elsewtiore, Is grosn
ing under the bunion of wsgoua. F.very
one is going In tho direction of Oklahoma,
cross lota wlien be can. And this is merely
the vsn of the army thai is to come, not
withstanding all reason and warning. 1ho
great mass ol the waiters have no desire to
hang around the frontier a day or two, so
they will try to be ou baud just aslhegato
swings open. Tho resull, as il mny reas
onably be calculated, will be s never end
ing series of potty but bloody battles, in
comparison lo w hich county scjit rackets
and race wars are but sliiun fights.
"Another element is the Western rust
lor, who tins been through the mill been
raised, as it were, on the county seut
fights and rocked upon tlm billow ol land
contests. He does not care about home
steads, but he will be there. Ho will bo
sstlsiM with a few of the b. lots in all
of the best towns, and he won't lie satis
fied unless he has them. Hcdmi I want
anything that involvi trouble, but If
trouble comes '.hat is jit hut ho ha
been looking for and be ill welcome M a
au old bieud. la fact, Utf muu wboU
now wiling his farm or other property nnd
picturing to himself a tpaiot. peaceful homo
in Oklahoma, is tho fellow that I am
writing these lines for tho man 1 want to
wako up. I would tell him to como with
the idea of staying, but with tho means of
returning, There Is bound to bo lota of
l.PARAi.i.i:i.r.it in hi 10 nr.
A llunilrrd Thousand Applications I'or
Wasuiniito.v, April 12. The Commis
sioner of tho General Laud Ollico bin mado
public tho following letter as being of gen
eral interest to persons contemplating set
tlement lu Oklahoma:
Washington, l. I'., MurvU I.', IfMl. J
0. M. Wllnnii, ArksiiMtX.lt)', Kiu.
Sir Your letter of the 4th Inst, ad
dressed to tlio honorable Attorney-General
in reference to the Oklahoma lands,
which aro to be opened for settlement un
der the act of March 2, 18S0, has been for
warded to thla olllco for answer.
In reply, I have to stato that tho lands
in question are lo be dlsposad of to actual
settlers uuder the homestead laws only.
A party desiring to become an actual set
tlor uuder the homestead laws may Initi
ate his claim by applying to tho district
hind olllco, after selecting tho land de
sired, iu which case he is allowed six
mouths from date of entry within which
to establish bis actual residence oil tho
land, or, if be so elect, he may initiate bis
claim by actual settlement 011 the bind,
which must consist of some act or nets
connecting himself with tho particular
tract claimed, suid act or arts to bo equiva
lent to an announcement ol micIi bis
intention, and from which tho public
5encrnlly may have notice of his claim,
hereafter he is allowed three mouths
within which to nuike his claim ol record
by eutry In the district land ollico. I in
close for your further information copies
of circulars of January 1, ltttt'.i, and April
1, 180. BesKx.tfully,
S, M. Stih kslaokr, Commissioner.
Wiioitsciin, l). I'., April 12, Isvj.
To the Hon. J. i. lusalli, I'nltttl Stshi Senile:
Dear Sir I have tho honor lo rwclvc
by reference from you aud herewith re
turn a letter addressed to you by Mr. G.
T. Hnmtncrs dated at Oklahoma Station,
Indian Territory, tho 2tilh tilt. In reply I
have lo stuto that the act ol March 2, ls.Sil,
to which Mr. Somtners refers, provides us
he state that no ono shall bo permitted to
enter or acquire any right to any of tho
Oklahoma funds, to bo disposed of there
under, who violates its provisions by
entering uHn and occupying tho same
prior to 12 o'clock noon ol April 22, 10,
tho dute llxed In the President's procla
mation of March 23, 1hs:i, for tho said
lunds to become open to settlement The
statute make no exception to this provis
ion. I am inclined lo think, however, thut
whenever a erson was already w ithin
tlieso lands at tlie date of the approval ol
the act by procr authority, his presence
thore should not le regarded ns a violation
ol lliis provision of the acL The primary
Jurisdiction to act upon application to
enter rests w ith tho district land ollieern,
and Mr. Soinmers limy iwesilit bis apidi-
cation for entry to them with troier oroot
oUiis allegations. Should they re fua to
permit an entry, he may appeul from their
action, which wouiii urnig ins npiuicaiioii
and proof before this ollico for lis adjudi
cation of the case. esHH'tfully,
S. M. Stoi KsLAomi, Commissioner.
Id shaking of the great Hue of Immi
gration now setting toward Oklahoma,
Commissioner Stocknlager today said that
from newspaper estimate and liotn Infor
mation received through olheial and mt
sonsl sourres be wssot tho opinion that
fully lon.tKSI persons would enter Okla
homa within a month alter the 221 of
April, Fur theso 100,000 persons, suid the
Commissioner, thore are only iilsiut Id, (KM
homestead which may bo entered under
the President's proclamation. Then-lore,
for each quarter section oen to entry,
there w ill be at least live or six nimlirunl.
Never before In Iho history of the t-otiii-trv
ha there been a parallel lu it. The in
evitable result of this tremendous influx,
the Commissioner think, would bo a
great many contest and probably so 1110
personal conflict. A further result, ho
feared, would lie the spreading of Una im
mense surplus over the adjoining Indian
laiiil from which it would be dillieiilt lo
recover without much trouble, and possi
bly some bloodshed. II the Commlwtioii
appointed lo treat with the Chrrokeea for
a cession of the Cherokee nutlet could
complete tbclr liibors within tho tie it few
monibs ao that the new tract might bo
0M.m to settlement before Congress
apaln uico'.e, this might, aud prob
ably would, relieve Iho prrssur4. Other
wise ho fenced matters would become
complicated and Iho equilibrium restored
with dilhculty. However, thu Commis
sioner hss no doubt that the precautions
now bring taken to preserve order in
Oklahoma, and In keep tho intruders from
tho sidelining lands, will be amply sulll-
elf tit lor tho iltjMSWi of the liewlv ap
pointed registrar und receivers of the
recently created laud nfliccs at Outline
and KliigUslmr Stage Malum, with their
clerks snd two siss'inl agents ol tho do
rtmmt will nwet lu Arkansas City, Kas.,
on April 17. and together proceed to their
IKMtaof duty. Fvery facility will bo ex
ended by Iho local oflicur to applicants
lu tusking their tilings, ami every t flort
made lo dispatch the business of the ollico
with expedition. In order t save the
time of lb" receiving ollicers (hoy will be
supplied with rotary consecutive number
ing sis 01 1 Inslesd of making their in
dorsements with a pen. Thu order in
which an application Is received is indi
cated by the number statnied un it,
and will determine snd sstUu its priority
over applications bearing blghsr uuin
Inir. A force of clerks in the Genera!
Land Olllco bus been hard at work since
tho President's proclnmntion waa issued
preparing plat books, blank Usiks, blanks
ami supplies of all kinds for the new
ollices, and everything It (sld lo bo in
WIaM Hoomrra Happy.
Wisriri.D, Kas., April 11 Iho hun
dreds of Oklahoma boomers campod along
the Walnut Kiver here are rejoicing at the
order of Secretary Noble allowing them to
drive serosa the Chciokce strip before the
22 Most of them will break ramp hero
Wednesday noxt to go into ramp next on
the border of Oklahoma. The llnal rush
bos set In and every train brings lu score
ol man from all parts of the country to
await here the Oklahoma osmng day.
The hotels and bourdlng liouae aro full
and the merchant are having a largo
lrale in outlining boomer. No h ss than
6,000 stranger are iu this city walling lor
A Mratal AmmmumnIIon.
Nowtii VB!o, Ind., April 12. On
Wednesday night late, Joseph Mnynnrd
went to the bouse of Henry Bono, called
him to tho donr and shot him without say
ing a word. Tlie weapon waa a shotgun.
The shot took suYct in Bonn's head, lie
cannot recover. Ycsterduv, Muynurd was
Ciplurrd by the Sheriff. It is said Bonn
had told that Muynurd bud boon caught
attempting to sUiul money und jewelry
from tlie drawers of bis bureau lust Sun
BIQ CUSTOMS FRAUDS.
U, 8. OuTnlals at Port Townsend In
dloted fbr Wholesale Swindling-.
roitTLAM), Ore., April 12. This morn
ing's Ortijunian prints the following special
dispatch from l'ort Townsoud, W. T.:
The United States Grand Jury has found
twenty-live Indictment against William
Harned, Special Deputy Collector; eleven
against Herbert F. Doochor, ex-Treasury
Agent, and twelve, against tjiilncy A.
Brooks, for stealing from tho Government.
Becords and accounts hnvo been thor
oughly overhauled and presented to tho
Grand Jury for the first timo in mnny
years, by Government official especially
sent out from Washington by the Depart
ment te make personal investigation of the
many chargi preferred by tho press
nud thu public. I jiit Juutiurv Ia'sHo
C11II0111, Acting Collector, ami I. L,
I. Upton, First Auditor of the Department,
commenced tho investigation. Sjicciul
Treasury Agent Crowley hud previously
partially examined tho customs iicrouuts,
and dismissed Hurucd. Thu records were
examined, going as far buck as April. Tho
llrst thing found waa that vessels had been
overcharged in entrance aud clearance and
privnto receipts issued. Tho Government
receipts cume out of what was called the
"blue book," many of tho pages ticing de
stroyed aud while receipts issued instead.
Ity ibis methud vessels were swindled out
ol small sums amounting to a lew dollars
each, which aggregated many thousand
dollnrs Hr yeni. In another part ol tlio
record was found where a paver was
charged in some instances mnny hundred
dollnrs more than credited, Ail incident
was cited when the British steamer Sar
dony, charged '-'2, only $:I20 was paid lo
the Government. Another vswd paid
f.2.1 and was credited with iW. Wa
Chong, of Seattle, paid JI,S," and wu
credited with $1,041. Two thousand
"blue" or Government receipts were
found in a mutilated condition, concealed
in various purls of the oil Ice.
The largest steal discovered wns for du
ties psid on the cargo of the British bark
Madeira, from l.iverool, lust June. Duty
to the amount of $0,(13" was paid, und thu
Government received $'',(! I. The records,
however, show thut no money was paid
during the month. One of the consignees.
James Griffiths, claimed to have psid
Hsriiod tho amount. J lamed acknow l
edged appropriating money, und tik a
hug rotiluiiiitig r-.0iO lo make up the de
ficiency lo the Acting I ollit lor, t iilhuii,
to make good his accounts. The Clerk of
the District at Seattle holds receipts for
fl.lHaJ, ami only la credited lo tho
Government lor the entire month.
Ilftrncd admits getting thu money, but
could not account (or the same. The mas
ter of thu hurkt'lttiuo Ameiiu putd a line of
tlOO. of which lliurc. is nothing to show on
the recorls. All -r llnimWwaH disuiiM-d,
over $12,000 wns fotiti 1 (n various psrts ol
the ollices, secretin! under the cuipuls. In
lloucr Hiis, pigcoii Ic.Ich nnd other places,
Keconls of His daily receipt during tho
la Her part of llci-cher's limo sin also miss
ing from the olllco. In sddltion to the
other records, u:i lo tlm time of llurucd's
Itsuiissiil lust .Sovemls r, are also gmie,
milking it imiM,ssihhi aivtimtcty to deter
mine the deficit. Iti.Miks is short Jl'','""!,
ill addition In illcal d isicollecte.l. amount
ing to another 51'i.iSH. All are sp 'cillc-
ally charged with rktortioil, removing
mblic records ami fulsilying acciaims.
There aro HwS opium stamps mising,
valued at " each, besides a largo number
of Chinese return re rlitlcati, which liavo
In'c.uiiii missing since tho tinssago of the
Chines.) restriction act. Ilnrued and
llcecher will 1st arrested tomorrow and
placed under .l Isiti Is. They relirno
In make any statement. Brinks Is in
sihliigtoiu nnriiod is woith .M",imi,
and has uisuy waroi personal friends on
l ugel noiilnl.
A Slsrisr I'rvlskl Mrmtmg.
Ciin tno, III., April BJ. There wn an
other Stormy discussion at today's tueel-
lug of the Western Freight Ass H-latlon,
on account of the discovery of a fivu years'
contract that tho Chicago. Milwaukee A
St I'aut Boad had mado with I'. D. Ar
mour A Co. Th coutraet allow lh.it firm
a mileage rate of I rent per cur ier mile
on il relrigi-riitiir cars, wliei.ns the
ngrccd rnto I of a cent. I he meotm
adopted a resolution requiring nil the
roads in tho asMM:intlon lo stibinit to
tho chairman, as soon aa possible, copies
ol all tho contract relntixe to cur mile
sge, and lo report which, il any, of
such contrail roiiluin leruis or
conditions calculated to nllcct or
liillinnco the moving of tiufllc.
Sninn of Iho couim litois of the
Si. Paul express tho opt'iion thnt if the
coiitrnct ho bis n In oxistenro since De
Ci'inler, Iks'. as claimed, the officials must
have known II, aim lliey contend unit it is
a very thin excuse to say Hint ll was over
looked when the present milengu rste of
I cent was put put Into ollecl. Ihev ihnik
the contract was Hindu recently, nnd dated
back. The SU I'uul pifiiilo suy they sill
exhibit the coiitrnct tomorrow.
Ciiii'aoo, III., April 12. Ju lgo Tiiley
to.l ly dis-ided thnt by tho leruis of the
leclsion of tho State Supreme I otnt In the
llydu I'urk rasa, Iho suburb of Cicero also
wns ann-xrd to the south and west town
ol Chicago, but only in so fur as the mat-
t'-r of assessment and collections went.
Judge Tuley'l dei islon Is conceded to in
dicate that the point of the recent city
election i IvCliicully void wa Well taken.
No serious result, however, seems protis
Ide, lawyer Bout, who Im ldeiitally raix'd
the city election question, ssld this even
ing that having attained hisoftject of keen,
ing the Ciis'ni trustc in olhce ho would
uow let Iho agitation drop.
Ik fruit rop llaM iinl,
Hprrlsl iU:k lo TIM ApL
IIiilsa, Aik., April 12. About S
o'clis k this evening one of the heaviest
hail storni ever known in that section vis
ited Forrest City. From reliable source
it Is learned that soius of tho hull Hone
were as largo as guinea egit, The storm
continued for some time with grout vio
lence. It is dated that considerable dam
uge to fi nil w is occasioned by the storm.
rowrll ( lay lots' t'as
SpMsl IH.lih lelh ApnL
l.iTtis lbs a, Ark., A;ull 12. rowell
Clayton has uilcd a meeting of tha Be
publican l!x"cutive Coiuir.itttu f r the
2:1 uet., List what lor that wuld net be
A NOBLE DEFENSE.
Sir Charloa Eu3SoIl Coacladoa
Ills Spooch Bofore tho Pnrnell Com
mlsaion With Great Vigor.
It Is the GroatciBt F.lTort of tha
Famous Orator's Ufa.
Tho Justice Sitting On tho Cass
HI Tororatton Hlnsf With a Pnthetlo
and Clgntnod Appeal for the Keoon
cllhitlon of England and Ire
land Ooulanger'a Trial.
Lonpon, April 12, I'pon tho open
ing of tho session of tho PuriicU com
inismon tliis morning Sir t h.irlej Basaoll
rosiuued and coticluded his spuoch iu do
feu so of tho liirnellites. Ho uuilurtook
to show that the money Mr. l'arnell gave
By rue, which the prosecution ulleged was
given for t!io purpose of enabling llyrno to
oseuM, wus meant by Mr. Pnrnell to be
used for tho ordinary purposes of the
National Iauo and that Mr. Parnell did
not know that Byrne wn la pjiil of
There was a sensation in the courtroom
when Sir Charles concluded his speech.
It is tlie general opinion ol bis hearers
that be never spoke better. When Sir
Charles finished Presiding Justice llaniien
passed a note to him, in which he sai l:
"I congratulate you. Your speech wim a
grout one and worthy of a great occiision."
Tlio A rchbi iho;s of Dublin and Cushol
will be among Iho witnesses who will test
ify for the defense.
The court. Sir Charles suid. In conclud
ing his speech, was Irving the history of
the Irish revolution, lie asked that fair
and generous consideration bo given it.
If pnwivritv was returning to IrelaipL
thanks be lo God, but affaire were un
healthy in that country where tho people
considered the imprisoned members ol the
ll.m-o o I. ominous Iters' snd martyrs.
Sir Clinrlrs declared thnt ho did not ss uk
merely ns the advocate ol tlio aci used.
members of the House ol Commons, but
lor tlie mint ol Ins birth, and, bo believeil,
in tho best interosls ol F.nglsud. Tho
Inquiry, w hieh wns Intended to be a curse,
hud liven a blessing. It had been designed
ir the purpose ol ruining nnn man, but
Utiil proved tlie means ol his vimliciitlon.
lu bis peroration which lasted half an
hour. Sir Charles Itus-ell said: "In open
ing our case, I suid thnt we represented
tho-m-cir. "d. The positions nro now re-
Verme l, iini aeciiHcl sit there (isiinting
with indignant scorn at Mr. Waiter and
Mr. Mcdonald ol the Times). Tins in
quiry will not only vindieato ll'divldiials,
but it will remove all intscotirrpttnn ol liio
ibsri.cU'r, action and motive of the Irish
people and their lesders. It will st
carui!, lioncnl minds lo Ihiuking, and
will fin. ten true union and ell. s i a trim ro
ci'iicihaUoii. II will disisd Iho wciuhlr
cloud Ihsl has darkened thai history tit a
iioUo rues slid diintued Ihugiorvofa
At Iho conclusion of the speech Mr.
Gluils'eiie nud other friends warmly run-
fratmnted Sir Charles Kusm'II nud Mr.
'uiin ll aud Mr. DuvitU
lloHfanarr's Trial lloclns.
Vxnit, April 12. When tlio Senate met
to lay the Pn-sidellt rend the decree con
stituting that bhly a tribunal fur the trial
of Gen. Botilauger, Count Dillon and M.
Bis hefort. Thu Pns'tireur-tiuiieral, ljue
nay do Bauerpaire, then read stateinents
selling forth Iho grounds iqioii which the
priMt ciilion of tho ui i u-( d Is bu.d. When
the n-udillg was coiicluiled Iho St-nute Went
into recri't session and the public with
drew. The trial of in n. Bouluiigcr aud
In iKvs iates wa then formally Ihcuii.
Iho ii'iiatuis had Is'cn requested to atv
pear in evening dress lor tho occasion.
1 bis rci,tii'U was Ignored by the uiclnbcra
of iho Bight, all of whom wore (rock coats.
I hu iiiemls'is of Iho la'ft were attired iu
ciciiuig dress and wore white cravats.
'I ho folio in.' commission hss Is-en np
iiointeil to condiiel Ilia trial of lien. Ikiu
Linger und oilier accused onoii.' Sma
lms .Merlin, Cisa-ol, Cordidel, 'Jaiieux,
.Mo n Ire, DM.insiro, DeMole, Auvcrtujou,
Moreld und llumbeil. Assialaul toll)-
mi-wioiii rs have uinu Iss'ii appointed, who
will rrpliHO their colli agues on Ihe regular
commio-ii'itl if liccesiary. 'Iho a-s stunt
ciiiMiiiN ioiiers are: Senators I iariil.it, Du
uibir, Del'L'tle, iH'lesuct, Dilsohcr uud
i-fiiiiior 1'ilbieil will not sitenl the
Irssl. He holds that a ki1iiIcuI body like
the Smalu U.t mi right to try a dele g.ito of
the M-oplo. Ho dis lar s tlnU thu liiul la a
revoluiionaiy measure uud a duliuiico of
N imtor ihiu lu-nnult will aWtiitt from
partn ipution in the trlu'.
A tuolioii from Iho liight ileclnriiflt that
there was no ground for a judicial inquiry
into the conduct f I'siolungcr v. aa ro
ji l ted by n voto ol 2irj to '1 ho .s-iiato
then ri soiled, by a vote of 210 to t to
pfis eed with Ins trial. 1 ha door w era
ienH ie il, and the public sissioli resumed.
M. I rdver read llio decree aollioiiiiiiit
Ihe N'tiate to sit as a tourl, aud directing
thu trial to proceed.
lbs Ki irim' rilgrlMS.
.-(-.Ul Pl-p.li h lo The Apul.
ItiutiisoiuM, Ala., April 12. W. II.
Davidson, ol Winstou County, Dr. Bird,
of Greene, and J II. Cochinno (coloieJ),
of Dallas, the committeo npMiinted by the
Anli-Whito Bcpiihlk'.m 1'iotcctive Tariff
U'ugite, hsve gone to Wushliigton with
tho resolution passed by their crowd.
They go with full credenliaK and with a
determination thut tho negro shall get
somo of Ihe pic. The Lew movement of
Ibing Ihe nejro out will not tend to In
creuso the strength if the party In this
bUtIO if it diss! iiieruso iu respectability.
VlerkioyM llurlnl Alive.
Spr. 1st Dl.twlrli to The A'psl.
BisMiM.iiut, Ala., Arril 12. Abjut
o'cioik this moiiiiiig wliile digg'xK gravel
fre.n a pit at Gatu City a bans caved In
uud buried Sam B-ow l nud Iwo brothcra
named McAriory alive. Compunion dug
them out a soon as piosiblo, but Brown
was dead when thfy reached him and the
McAdory hrotbets weto sniady alive. It
Is Ihong'ht llisy will recover, however.
Brow u lived al Cute City, anJ bad a