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MEMPHIS, TESTN.. THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1889.
VOL. XLIX NO. 82
To Cross the Cherokee Strip Today.
Hundreds of Wajrona at Caldwell,
Kas., Ready to Move.
Tho Settlors Will' Maroh to Their
Under Orders From tho National
Banks Have Been Organized to Open Up
Business on the 23d and News
papers Will Be Printed on
Caldwell, Kas., April 17. Tho Okla
homa cxcilomont la at its hiht hero to
day. It is almost impossible to get along
the streets as tho crowd is so dense Fivo
hundred wagons was the estimate placed
on the arrivul of today, wliilo the reports
of thoso to come tomorrow will double the
amount. Ono towii&ite company will
4fsve here Friday morning for Lisbon,
which will consist of at leant 500 men. The
Itock Island Stngu Line outfit, coiiHistingof
100 hones with 45 stugi-s, left yesterday
for Pond Creek to get in readiness fur tho
rush. CapL Woodson, of the Fifth Cav
alry, says be will search every outfit to
make sure that there ino liquor of any
kind taken Into Oklahoma. If he does ho
will prevent no less than a dozen mon who
are ramped hero with nil the way from a
ten-gallon keg to ton barrels of whisky,
who Intend opening saloon in Oklahoma.
A bank was organized hero today by
prominent capitalists, which will open for
business on tho '2'2d at Lisbon.
In hi telegram from Caldwell, Kns., to
night a stalT correspondent of the Kansas
City Timn says:
The town is not specially full of stran
gers Probably the fact that the creeks
and the Cimarron nro very high has had
so mo effect in keeping thorn to tho Arkan
sas City route, but the truth is that the
nuuiKrs of pcoplo at all border points has
been very much over-estimated. There
arc plenty of town-lot schemes hatching.
Colonics of old soldiers are forming at sev
eral points to get homesteads, and use the
shorter time of their roideiico to secure
title and then turn iiart of tho land into
towns. The heavy rains of liu-t night
have madu the. streams worse (ban ever,
and unless they sulfide will bo a great
dillicnlty in reaching Lisbon (formerly
Kingtlnhcr, from hero. Tliu Stairo Com
pany has just ordered nesrly l,(x) feet of
heavy roo to be used in fording, if neces
sary. Tho outtit for tho hotel at King
fisher arrived hero today. The managers
have sleeping and eating tents, rungi,
and a hugu lot of eatables of all sorts, Tho
mansgers have received a permit fmtn the
military to go on in advance and erect
their tents. They promise not to ue
thcir advantage to get claim, and think
tho chances of tho prolits in tho hotel
business aro better than thoso of lands.
Manager Parker, of tho Itork Island, is
cxtHi-tcdJ hero during tho night. The
company is doing everything in its power
to baudlo tho business but it la working
against many difficulties.
The country hero is very beautiful now,
after tho ruins, and tho Cherokee strip
smith of Caldwell is as pood ns sny. It is
fertile, rolling prairie. Tho entile men are
not yet reconciled to thn Munition and
look on the settlers with ill-concealed dis
like. This is headquarters of tho Live
Nock Association ami many buin--M men
sre connected w ith tho rattle companies.
Tho Ixsimcrs will start altogether tomor
row with tho troois in front of them. It
will be a sight not often pres-ntcd before
in America thousand or inure settlers
insrrhing to homes under the regulation
of tho War Department. The s-tiiers hero
) sreof a remarkably good class, Mt olthonj
liavo eouitortnblooutlim. llio sound ol tliu
violin and banjo proceed from many of the
tents, and the tenants have newspaper
and Ukluhoiua literature in sight, reading
all thn lime. Ercrylmdy aei-ms to be for
himself, rather juslous and suspicious of
others than united by bondsof friendship.
Somo cierienced frontiersmen say there
will bo no trouble of any sort atLinlsm
while others say it cannot be prevented.
After Monday tho soldiers cannot act ex
cent on request of tho civil authorities, so
llio iK'puty inuntiiai win navo to no
pretty much all Uie work ol preserving
rank Charters Applied far.
Wasiiisiitok, April 17. Tlie prospective
oneuins of tho Oklahoma country has si-
ready resulted in application for charters
for nutional banks to be established there.
Tbcso applications have raised a perplex
ing question with which the Attorney
Gonersl and the Comptroller of tho Cur
rency are now, wrestling The- law
provide that applications for authority
to 0en national banks shall be on
file for a year be (or charter are granted.
The Territory of Oklahoma, however, has
Dot been open to settlement until how,
and consequently there has heretofore
been no ocession for application for thn
establishment of national bank there.
With tho oiM'iiing of theso lunds there will
bo an Immediate need of banks, but if tho
law bo construct literally no national
banks ran lie established in Oklahoma for
year to como.
The rirsl Itelarhmeat.
Arxaxsa City, Koh., April 17. Tho
announcement of dipt. Hayes, who Is
commanding the cavalry detailed to guard
the border hero, that settlors would bo
allowed to cross tho lino Into tho Chcro
kco atrip iinmedia:ely after midnight
Thursday, has created a groat stir among
the prospectora here, and It is tiiougtii
tha lartra m alurilv of them will take ad-
vsnlsgo of the oportunity, and that inid
niulit tomorrow will witness a grand rush
Into the strip. The rsuipers rvalito that
all cannot cros tho border at the samo
phtce, and there w ill bo a scattering along
thn border for miles. A terrible wind and
rain storm psssod over here hist night,
which played havoc with tho -boomers
tents. Women and cluhlrun were
drenched and badly frightened.
( oki.n.w. r.onmrti,
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WASItlHOTOS, April me i oxioiuc
Department official are making active
preparaUons (or tho Immediate opening of
two postofllces In Oklnhnnis on at King
Bshor atago iLition and tho other at (julU-
tie, where the United Rates land offices
are to to established. Several ooHtclllce
inspectors aro now on the ground examin
ing proposed mail routes into tho country
and botweon nil important points. For
tho present till mails will enter tho Terri
tory from the north over tho Atchison,
TojH'ka & Santa Fe Itailroad to its
southern terminus and from there
it will bo carried forward by government
contractors over regularly established
routes. It is expected that tho mail facili
ties will equal tho needs of tho settlers.
.Man tor the land ofliee towns and other
principal points w ill probably go forward
on tho very day, or at least on tho day
following tho one on which tho President's
proclamation g.os into effect. Ucn. Clark
son said today thnt probably twenty-live
postotuccs woiilil he established in tho now
lerntory within tho next thirty davs. If
no better accommodations can be had,
postmasters will supply themselves with
tents or whatever else can tie mado avail
able for shelter.
Heavy HaiNsan lilt Hirer.
Kansas City, Ma, April 17. A. 7iWi
sHiciul from Arkansas City, Kas., says:
lie ports received today from tho Indian
Territory stated that heavy rains had
fallen and that tho rivers were rapidly
rising. Oravo fears nro entertained that
tho progress of homo seeker in their
march to Oklahoma will bo seriously im
peded, and tho flooding of the lame
streams will be extremely unfortunate.
The I' I rl Newspaper.
Iola, Kas., April 17. Tho first number
of tho OUnliomn 7 iiKt will bo Issued at
Oklahoma City on tho 2.M, by A. C. A W.
. Scott, formerly ol the Knjmlrr, of tin
plaeo. The 7'imd will bo ltepubliain in
THE N2W 8UGAB TRUST.
Bow the Defeated Sweet King's are Go
ing to Work Tholr Bchome.
Xxw Yohk, April 17. The Jlrrnld savs:
There have been conferences and consul-
tutions for toiuo time past among tho
sugar kings, w ho recently formed the trust
or combine known as thn Sugar ltcflnory
Ono of tho outcome of this state of af
fairs, as publishod yesterday, was the
smash up of the old sugar trust and the
formation of what might he termed an
assignment pool, supposed to contain
seventeen out of the, say, twenty-four re
fineries In the United Slates, and repre
senting a capital of ubotit $30,000,000,
which may now possibly bo held in trust
by one individual, or perhaps, by three
Mctwm. Theodore A. Havemever. Ilenrv
0. llavcmeycr and Charles II. Snell", tho
gentlemen to whom tho American Sugar
Kenning Company, of Suu rrancisco. wa
Important development nro expected
from the suit shortly to bo brought by
Attorney (ieneral Tabor against tho Have-uieyer-Kldcr
Company, and it is under
stood that an effort will bo made to dis
cover who aro tiio "Inns assignees' or es
tablish tho identity of the "bmsan.ignoo,"
(or It is claimed tho assignment move is II
leal if taken to defeat the ends of iustieo
or to block the investigation ol tho trust
On the other hand, tho wliisivcrinirs and
roiisultations going on among the sugar
kings have been occasioned by theenlirely
unprecedented slate ol raw sugar lu the
hands of importers and sgent in this
country. It is now only about 14,000 tons.
li list 110.01 HJ tons wt the corn-spondinu
period last year. There are about 12,(I"
tous in tins citv as against bIkjuI lOO.UOO
tons last your. This causes lliesilar kiiiira
to (winder considerably.
After yeurs of "cornerinir" directed
itgiinsl the sug.ir growers ol Cuba, Ihoiiura,
jiaiuia, eic, during wiiu-u I no trust lias
hud tlin best ol the light, that combine
now seem likeiy to be cornered in turn
lr "Mouielxxlv" U buving un sucar in
Lmrlaud. Slid somebodv" has ttouuht un
in this city since last Saturday lIH.UuU tons
of the 40,000 then on hand.
lioii. Itogur A. Pryor. counstd for the
Scnnle Investigating Cominltice, com
menting on tho story of the death of the
old trust and birlh of tho new arrangement,
mid: "There is no doubt as to the correct
ness of the surmises as to tho disintegra
tion of the old sug.ir trust and the forma
tion o( new trust. About that there Is
not tho shadow of a doubt but it w ill make
no difference to us as the prosecution will
be pushed all the same."
AN HUMBLB HERO.
A Brave Irish Switchman Los is His Life
In Baying a ChUd.
Krw York, April 17. A hero clad In
tho brow n greasy overalls, checked unicr
and rap o( a switchman, this morning lost
his lifo in the yard of the Pennsylvania
Itailroad Company, at Jersey City, while
saving from tho frightful death that ho
met a len-ycar-oid child, lie was Patrick
McAtsmcy, an Irishman, forty-two years
old, who supported hi wife and family ol
oven young children by witching trnin
for tho Pennsylvania Itailroad at Jersey
Citv. lie was standing in the door of his
little house about W.:KI c clock waiting for
single car at tliu ow l oik.Miwiuohjuns
A Western ltailrusd, to be barked by an
eugino on thn side track. Just aa tho car
- i" . 1 . L I - ... !
wnicu no nan swiu ueu n-aciien niui, a
lilllo ten-year-old boy, who bad been pick
I in coal front an ah bean near by.
stepiwd on the track Immediately in front
ol the car. .McAUtmry saw liliu, and,
umiiiug to llio track, pushed the lioy vio
en;ly from It. Tho next instant, how
ever, thn rapidly moving car struck the
man. Iherown a crunching of bom-a,
and when the engine had pushed tbecsr
on, a mans ol bloody shreds, a bodyn
head and limb marked tho remain ol the
g lal PUpitrh in TUo Appil.
Nkwpoht. Ark.. Anrll 17. At Itatei
ville, this afternoon, V. II. Miller, son of
the late Gov. Millor, wa inarricd to Miss
Lfllo Ken nod y. Tho ceremony took place
at lbs residence of the bride's uncle, the
a. . . . ITI . ..
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receiving the congratulation, of fricmU
an. I mm .fltMhttit !! Ivi.ililiiif ifa tnft
itriw Kir. iinff. i fia vntina f-mtniit annr
on tho evening train for Little Itock, their
r,H I i re ml list linu.sl.L
Nxw Yokk, Aptil 17. The loan collec
tion of portraits, relics and silverware of
Washington and bit time, which will be
one of tho iileasantust fuatun of the cen
tcnnlal ccl-brstlon, will open for exhibl
tSoo la the assembly room of the Metro-
poll tan upera-Donse tonight A press
view of all Ihe article, all of which are
2 ouuvcted with the caiuost Luy of Auicr-
and although nil tho pictures ure not yet in
place, enough aro hung to dve nn idea of
what tho exhibit will look like. Tho por-
triiita, of which thoro are over fifty of
WashiiiKton.are hunu in tlirra mnm and
tho exhibition of newspapers by the Feb
owcr.iii villi), tne suvcrwaro and relics
occupy two more. Tho relies of Washing,
ton ure numerous andcompriso everything
from his sword and clothing to the trap
pings of his horse. Among the finest of
.10 portraits of Wnsliinaton in existence
aro two by John Trumbull. They are
owned by Ldinund Iaw lingers, of Haiti
more, and tho city of New- York, and they
aro both in tho collection.
THB FLOOR OUTPUT.
The Aggregate Production for the Week
Amounted to 100,600 Barrels.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 17. Tho
Xortliwi-Mtrn Miller today says: Tho (lour
output last week was tho boaviest siuco
November, 14 mills out of the '22 contrib
uting to this result, Tho aggregate pro
duction for the wock was 100,500 barrels,
averaging 10,750 barrels daily, against 88,-
loO barrels tho week before, and lUO'.'OO
barrels for tho corresponding time lu 1HSS.
Thoro wcro 13 mill again in operation to
day, two or three having dropped out of
the operative list, while about an equal
numlier had resumed work. Today the
output for tho week gives promise of reach
ing 100,000 barrels, or over, tho water
power being vory good. Fluctuations In
wheat values have had a denrcssinir influ
ence on the flour trade, and prices are '20
to 25 cents per barrel lower. There is a
great lack of confidence among buvors,and
nicy apitcurto be unwilling to mnke pur
chases at auy time, excepting as they are
alMoiutely forced to do so. Nevertheless,
some mills itqiort moderate sales with the
demand rather on tho increase. One fa
vorable sign to which attention has been
called is the request now usually mado
list orders placed be iiromml v Oiled. This
is taken to iudirato thst the middlemen
are getting their stocks down pretty low
and cannot wait lung for the tilling of or
ders. Tho export trade is light, bakers
being tho most in demand, though, as a
rule, bids aro lower than tho miller can
afford to accept. Tho exports lost week
were swelled to quite large proportions,
but a good part of this flour wason consign
ment. The 6 cents per barrel advauee in
freiubt rates to Chicniro took effect Mon
day, but transit ol the Chicago lines now
lliug at 8 to Die is be in if used in bhtce of
the paying the new 10c rate. The direct
oxport last week were 01,000 barrels,
against 4M,!K0 the preceding week.
Quotations, lndoii c I. I., .HO pounds,
aro: 1'atcnU. llV.i its: bakers . i'ts Ud(r
liosisJ; low gradi-s, I'Js 0d( 17.
Ihero were 0J..0 bushels of w heat re
ceived at Minneapolis for tho week ending
April in. 1 he shipments wore: W heat,
lo:HH) bush.ils; Hour, VM.OZl barrels;
mill stuir, 3,755 tons.
BUS KILLED HER HCBBAND
And Did It In Belf-Defen.- lie Exoner
ates tier Before Dying.
Hitler, Pa., April 17. About 4 o'clock
this morning James Fields was fatally shot
by his wife. Mrs. Fields was reading a
book and her husband ordered her to como
to bed. She refuted to do so, when he
got up and struck her. Sho went to a
bureau drawer and took out a revolver,
telling him if he hit her again sho would
shoot hiin. I f u then struck her in tho
lace, when she flrM tho revolver, Inflict
ing a fatal wound. Hcforo dying Fields
made a sworn statement exonerating his
wite. in which ho slated sho had shot in
sell-def' iiso. When Mrs. Field appeared
at the Coioner's inquest this morning her
I ice w as mashed almost beyond recogni
tion. She is still at liberty. The Coroner's
nry rendered a verdict Justifying the
shooting as lu sclf-dcfensc. Fields was an
od well contractor and bore a grxsl reputa
tion. Mrs. Fields is of an excellent fam
ily. She is griel-alnckeu and has the sym
pathy of tho people.
Cono"mli-iir ol Tb A-U,
Joan, Ark., April 17. At a meeting ol
tho Clark County Alliance Wheel, held
at Amity on April 4, 1SS'.), tho following
resolution was unanimously adopted:
Whereas. The Jute Itngging Trust la on
Its find again, prepared to nib the South
ern farmer ol his hard earnings in w rap
ing tho cotton crop of 1MW; therefore, be it
lienolvcd. Ihst we heartily condemn
lhuartion of said tru-t, and agree not to
t i : ..t ...!
use auy ui incir g'Ki ii si van uuuua
hatue pro luct. And as other lales have
taken step to remily this evil, we nrge
a hearty ro-ojwralion of sister agricultural
organization ol Arkansas in this matter,
and that Ihey send delegates to the SUto
uocl to act ou the same.
F. C lli Mrnsrv,
StK-retary Clark County A. W,
The Male r.
Hiss-kl !UMt b to TIM A'l.
Ja kson, Miss., April 17. The Supreme
Court heard and took under advisement
F.rck vs. Church; State o( Twnmswee vs.
Itntler. reversed 'and dismissed bill:
Kohlbry vs. Ilollonberg; Tagg vs. llollnn
berg; passed Worxlwsrd V. Woodward,
twl n.llittirniwl tmnilincr tiosrlnir rtf Itrnn.
son vs. ttrigshy. Thn first rue tomorrow
will he Xo. t.. lluiakcll, executor, v.
1. T. -M. Canada, a rising youni lawyer.
o( Meiuphis, wits admitted today to prac
tice in the Supremo Court,
Dnrle1 mm Aa la) II In.
Inoianapolis, lod., April 17. A special
to tho Journal from Noblesville, Ind., any
that John W eeks and Lbenexer lWem,
two Hamilton County wood-choppers, be
came involved in a quarrol this morning,
and that Weeks buried his ax In the back
ol Iicctn. cutting through the shoulder
into the bncklmuo and litliicting a mortal
Wound. Week wa arrested.
Mlllni by Train.
orrlsl M.tsikk to The Ams-sl.
Jaikson, MihS., April 17. The West
hound pasaetigir train on the icksburg
Meridian U lilrond struck an old gcntlo-
man named I O little at Newton this
momin. Inflirtiiiit wound from which ha
will din. llowu upward of eighty year
old and boing vorv decrrtlt did not hoar
the train in lime to get olf the track.
Simh.I bUiwb to 1 b Aiivi.
Little lUn. e. Ark., April 17.-Tho total
amount of appropriations made by tho
Lcgisloturo lor defraying the expense of
the Statn government, mo euursuoiiai aiu
charitable Institution, the geological sur
vey, e'o.. (or the uxl iwoycai fooU up
Are They Boing Displaood in Trades?
The Complaint That Our Younsro
tora Vo Locg-jr Lo ra Trados,
And That Germany la a Nation to
Emulate la Not True.
A Report on the Question by a Ger
man Commercial Agent,
Showing That American Boys Vho
Serve Apprentloeahlp Are as Many
In Number aa German Boy
General Washington Now.
Washington, April 17. For year a cry
has gone up in this country that sons of
American parents would no longer ap
prentice themselves to loarn trades, and
that they would Boon be driven to the
wall by tho superior skill of foreigners
who would emigrate to America. Ger
many has been pointed' to as a country
worthy of emulation and ono in which tho
young men were thoroughly trained to
useful occupations, but a report received
by tho Department of State from Commer
cial Agent Smith, of Maycnco, ou "Fac
tory Operative and Apprentice lu tier
many," would indicate that the aims of
the Fatherland are by no mean o will
lug and ready to submit themselves to
apprenticeship ss hssJbccD stated
Mr. Smith says: "There la but slight
disposition among manufacturers to pro
vide themselves with skilled laborers by
training up apprentices. For this disin
clination on the part of manufacturer to
take and train up apprentice various rea
sons are given. One objection often mado
is that youths want too much freedom
nowadays and that the factories, on ac
count of the modo of working In voguo in
them, are not adapted to apprentices. An
apprentice needs a good deal of attention
and requires strong control, and this cau
not well be given lu the factories. There
1 too much freedom lu them. I toy do
not care to bind themselves to a term of
years, but prefer to go in factories as day
laborers with tho right to quit when they
please, and beside they generally get bel
ter wages to start with. Another objec
tion is that tho law dor not allow minors
under sixteen years of age to be employed
more than ten hours a day In the facto
ries, and make other restrictions respecting-
them, w hich are not applied to me
chanic's apprentice. The objection most
frequently urged, however, is thnt tho ap
prentices do not want to serve their full
1 1 mo out, and when they have acquired a
trade, leave those ol whom they have
learned it to go to wmio one else.
There is less running away done by ap
prentice than a fow year ago, even
where Ihero la no V'tcn contract.
This is ssid to be becsus la
labor in gcucral has become more stable,
and because apprentice.: are paid bettor
wages toward tho choof their appren
ticeships than formerly. Is-sides the in
struction which apprcticen iret in factories
themselves, there sre particular schools
and Institutions (or Imparting to them
gi'Unrnl knowledge ol filling them for tho
special vocations tbny sre I'linnltig, Slirh
as night schools, trado and art schools,
museums, librnric ami workingmeii'a
clubs, for uunersl or special Improvement.
Iho industrial school cannot really be
regarded aa Institution for the schooling
and training ol apprentices, as attendance
uon them frequently calls for so much
time that a young man cannot very well
serve an apprenticeship In any Industrial
establishment snd attend them also. Sta
tistics of total number ol apprentices are
not giveu, but the report says that in .1,'.'ii7
(acUirie in Iterlin there were 4,'J,H) ap
prentices. This is (VI apprentice to every
1,000 workmen, too small a number, tho
iimiMN'tor lor tho district think, to supply
the lx sh'S, foremen and skilled workuicu
DccdvtL the gcucral report ol the In
spector is that apprentices are not em
ployed in loo gnat proportion to adult
woikmen. except in some particular branch
of industry and by small establishment,
w here a good deal ol hand labor Is used.
Ccmplainta, however, ol tho employment
ol too large a nuuiW of spproulico are
noted from various industries.
The reports ol the factory inspectors
state that business during the year wss
g'iod, and that general Improvement
manifested itself, especially dunug the last
six months ol the year. Activity prevsilcd
In msny works which in lvd had with
difficulty been able to keep their men em-
(iloyod, and the shortening ol the hours o(
slsir, which had been ol Irrouenl occur
rence on account ol lulling oil ol orders,
enmo generally lo a stop, and an Increased
employment ( labor suiveeded thereto.
The general Improvement of business,
which thus hegua in 17, continued
thrmmbont iHbH to an increased eaten),
which is said by oneol the leading Journals
of the empire In have been the most active
year since 1870-7 1.
' Op.Biaa r kiii.
Washinotom, April 17. Commissioner
Htorkshtgnr ha mad sjblic a letter con
cerning homestead entries in Oklahoma,
addresMod lo Mr. D. D. HaUtcaJ, Purcoll,
Lt It run thus: .
"In reference to a mcinorun lutn of five
questions received from you under date of
the 15th Inst, I have lo ststo lhal it I not
usual lo answer hypotlieiical questions,
but In view of (he anomalous condition
affecting the public land in Oklahoma, I
will state follow, vie
1. A person desiring to Ixyome an
sc'ual settler nndor ths howcitead laws,
may Initiate hi claim bv miry st the
District Land Office, after proptly uuVt
hig snd examining thn luni desired, in
whie rase he is allowed ill onili from
dale of entry within wl ich to establish his
actual residence on tl lau I, or if hn so
elect he hisy Inttialo his claim by actual
settlement on tho land, which may consist
of some act or acts c 'i cling himself
with the particular us -t claimed, said act
or acts to Im eqiiiviiliml to an announce
luuntof such at his ml a. ion, and from
which tho public g.n-rally may have
notice of his claim, 'lle iiklter ho is
allowed three months withm which to
make his claim ol rcirl"! cul7 l 11,0
Dislilit UndOtfee, which "I these two
method should be clew -i i u"1 , r
tho imrty's election acoid ug lo 'ho cir
cumstance and hi own pidgnieut of
which is moat dviimblo.
S an.l :U Ol.iwi bi.uuln stllrs e.'
ciaiuiauts llio 0114 abwe syVl'ment or
entry Is prior In tlmo will have tho supe
rior right. When tho Inception of tho
claim is simultaneous that Is, at the
amo tinio precistdy tho loual right is
equal and tho question cannot be decided
according to tho equities and the land
awarded to tho parly having tho superior
equities, if any; if none, then It Iihs boon
tho practice to put tho land . up between
tho claimant, and to award the right of
entry to tliu ono bidding tho highest for
4. Tho act of March 2, 18S9, enacts that
until said lands are opened for settlement
by proclamation of tho President no er
son shall be permitted to enter upon and
occupy tho samo, and any person violating
this provis on ihall never be permitted to
cuter said lauds or acquire any right
thoruto. Tho President's proclamation of
March 23, lHSt), calls attention expressly
to this provision un I directs that It bo
strictly enlorcnd. (Sec circular of April 1,
1XH1I, copy iii'-'nsed. )
5. I am not prepared In advance of a
caso arising, to givo an opinion ns to what
particular act or acts will bo considered a
violation ol tho law in this resjicct.
A Nrnalble t OHeln.loii.
Wasiiinuton, April 17. Tho Pontolllco
Department officials have recinded an
order Issued during the last administration,
having for its object tho diFcouragemrnt
of the practice by trainmen of carrying
special newspaper corrcMmdnncn and
other matter on ollw than mall trains. It
is said at tho Department that there nro
a very largo number of small towns
throughout tho country which have
monger telegraphic facilities. In a great
many of these village tho post
and telegraph office close early, and to
prohibit train mon from carrying to the
neighboring town or city small packages,
containing possibly inhumation of the
highest general iniixirtiinco, is rcgnrdod as
unwise and unjust. Tho ncwspacrs of
tho country, it is maintained, should re
ceive every possiblo facility for obtaining
and disseminating the news of tho dny,
and to this end trainmen will be encour
aged to lend tholr aid.
Met Verjr aiv About This.
Waiuinuton, April 17. From 100 to
150 fourth class postmaster aro now being
appointed daily. Of these about one
third are to fill existing vacancies, another
third are apointod iu the places of post
masters removed for rauso and tho other
third succeed postmaster w ho have served
about four years. While fourth
cUs ostmAsiers are commissioned
to serve during tho pleasure of
the I'ostliiasler-tiencriil, it la be
lieved by the Poatolhce Department of
ficials thnt good servieo does uot demand
tho retention of a postmaster, save in ex
ceptional coses, beyond tho (our year pe
riod. Wliilo the goxl ol tho servieo, it is
said, will be the first consideration in tho
matter of changes in fourth class postoillcea,
there is reason to believe that thu commis
sions of postmasters who hsvo served four
years will be d e nod to hsvo expired.
A ..,. 1 bit. i.itiu uirl.
Wasiiinuton, April 17. Tho Secretary
uf the Navy has reccivod the following
letter from a litllo eleven-year-old ulrh
"Mr. Trary My coiinln was on one id
the war ship and said the sailors wasted
potatoes, and I thought If they took thin
ner parings you might build a ship lo send
wnrrv me outers got iou 1 am only
elevon, but I run tsko thinner paring.
My mother dues uot kuow I sin writing
The communication w ill bo formally re
ferred to the llurestl of Provision and
Clothing and a auilublo response will bo
fttll Aa4mr f Nrlmtrt-a.
AVasiiinoton, April 17. Tho National
Academy of Science held a business
meeting this morning and tho following
officers were ehi-ted: President, (I. C.
Marsh, of New Haven, Conn., re-elected
President fur a term of six years; and
Prof. F. I'. Lsngley. of llio Smilhnonnin
Institute, Vicvl'reaidcut for a similar
term. The Home Secretary w ill Ins clecied
tomorrow. At 2 o'clock this afternoon
session begun, at which a number of set
entitle sn-rs were read.
A OUASTLY PINO.
The Body of a Well Dressed Man. Bally
Decayed, Found A llyalery.
ScUI I)Usilrh to Ttie Appral.
Littlb IUme, Ark., April 17. Thn
County Coroner, J. Ik Pond, wo called
today to investigate tho cauw of death of
a inau found floating In Fourche Payou,
some five miles south of this city, near
lb Valley routo rsilrosd bridgo over that
stream. Tho body proved to be thst of a
white man, well dressnd In block cork
screw cloth, with bluo overalls over his
pan 1. The body was In an advanced
stage of decomposition from at least
a month's decay in thn wnter. It was
Impossible to take any description of the
face. There wss found on his Issly f.l'.'
In coin; a draft for U'K), drawn bv tieo.
T. Jordan, cashier of the Shcrmsn County
ftmik, Uoodland, Kas., dated February LU,
lM, in favor of T. Ik btonn, on the
National Fxrbange llauk, Kansas City,
Mo. liesidoa these article there waa
found a railway ticket, Malvern to l-ittlo
Itoik: thn card ol the New Kichmond I lo
ud, of Hot Springs; a printed batrgngn
check Issued by the Kansas City I'niou
Iesjt Company, to Hot Spring; No.
2, 4 Jo, Owing lo the condition ol the laxly
it could not bo transjiorted lo tho city st
tills lime; accordingly it was burled 011 tho
bsuk of tho siri'atu in a plain rofhn.
Should the friends of deceased desire Its
removal it can bo veiy es.ily effected from
the present place of interment.
I klNit Will Olrbralr.
Chicago, 111., April 17. Tue Centen
nial Fxocullve Committoe having lu
rbsrge the Chicago celebrstion of tho
Constitution anniversary, April 33, com
pleted a program today, aa follow From
H 30 to 0 o'clock In the morning ringing o'
the bells; 0 to lu o'clock meeting in the
churches of all dcnnmiuslloiis, to be at
tended by the various military and civic
organitstions. At 11 o'clock ths school
children will asMn.blo in their schools
and have addresses, patriotic song, etc.,
each child to Iw pres-iitod with a medal
lion as a souvenir of tho ocession. Over
21,000 will he given out. In the after
noon at 3 o'clock mas meeting, at which
accommodation for M.UO'J people havo
been arranged. In the evening fireworks
In llio three divisions ol tb city.
Ureal allsw9 la ait,
PirrsnitNO, Pa, April 17. There wss
gresl rscllsment at tho Oil Kxchange to
day, and prions droppod nearly lour point.
Pittsburg has been very bearish lor scam
time and lbs story that the Slandsrd bus
secured the control ol the fluid wsl srlsd
upon a a prate xt to hammer wrievt. The
market wss active mid feverish nil day
and the fluctuation were rapid, but the
session was devoid of panicky features.
At tho opening aale were mado at H7 j
e.'nts, which proved to be tho hlghoct
point of the day, Prices then began to
drop, and, with tho exception of small
rallies, continued to decline until the close,
when H-tJ cents waa bid. Tho feeling wag
still weak and unsettled. The day's tran
sactions were heavy and aggregated mill
ions of barrels.
IT MAT BH A LYNCHING.
A Prisoner Blowe Olf the Head of a Mis
Ppeelnl Disteh to The AHnl.
Jackson, Miss., April 17. A telegram
received at tho Sheriff's office here from
Deputy Sheriff" McK.io at Raymond, tho
county seat of this (Hinds) county, states
that at about 5 o'clock this nfternoon a
prltftmcr in the Raymond jail shot and
instantly klllod tho jailer, Hubert Thomas,
shooting off the the top of his head. No
particulars are giveu or known here. It is
not knowu who tho prisoner is or whether
he is white or colored. Thomas was some
forty-live years old and a cripple. JIo was
tho nephew of Col. Sam It. Thomas, tho
Sheriff ol Hind County. Tho deputy tel
egraphing thn news here fenred that tho
prisoner who committed tiio deed would
be lynched tonight, as an excited and
angry crowd of rltixens wero gathering
with hostile intentions.
I. U. Hunter.
Speetsl Plpl-h to The AH'nL
Pin llLirr, Ark., April 17. M. K.
Hunter, a prominent citixen and leading
politician, died suddenly this morning,
lie wss at thn races yesterday evening and
got deeply enlisted In a local horso over a
racer from Mississippi and won a largo
sum of money snd this excitement super
induced licart disease.
Cnpl. J. H. Arm. Iron;.
Special lltrb lo The ApprsL
Cornxvii.is, Mis., April 17. Capt. J.
R. Armstrong, a lawyer and ritir.en of this
Iil'ice, died in his room at the old court
ioiiso here this morning at 7 o'clock.
iirm. ft. U. Daw so a.
New Yokk, April 17. Ilrigadier-Onerril
Samuel Kennedy Dawson, Cnitod Slates
Army ( retired , died alUrsnge, J., tnis
morning afur a short Illness.
Doa'l Saul Href iMsarrlrd.
Kansas City, Mo., April 17. The fol
lowing resolutions were passed by tho
Commercial F.xchange todny:
"Itesolved, That the Commercial Ex-
chango of Kansas City rccctfully but
carneatly protests ngiii list the pasnage of
the local insectlon bill a un unwarranted
assault upon the vital interests of llio
"llesolved. That a committal be ap
pointed to proceed to Jetb-rson City and
protest suainsi the pnMMcd measure."
In view ol tho vacancy In thu Interstate
Commerce Commission it w aa
"Itesolved, That the Commercial F
chuiiim of rausaa City resooctdill" ro
quests tho Prfmtieni of (lie Lulled s'talisi
to select a rouiiM-mnt uian tmni west 01
Ihu Mississippi Liver to lid s.ud vacs nry,
lo the end that Ihj Mt uni.iry problems
and inlerentsof In vast sre a may bo rep
nsM'uted on said commission by a ihciiiIh r
familiar with them by association.
"Id-solved, That our sister exchaiii.'1-s
West of the Missis-ippi Kimt bo invited lo
unite with us in this Jusl and ro.isoiiablo
llllnuis tlMtrlal f:'.erllna
Cin aoo, III., April 17. .Moulcipalclee
tions were held in a largo number of towns
and villages throughout the State yester
day. In uearly all of them the saliKiu
quint ion was a burning nun and all Sorts
of queer party divisions were the result.
In one or two rusns tho liepubliean and
ltoiuorrsts were united sgion-t the Prohi
bitionists, and in ouu com were defeated.
In several of tho towns women stood at
thn (Mills and worked for Prohibition can-'
didalos. A summary of thn results reached
shows Ihst tho Prohibitionists weie sue-
I'.nslUI III I lie t liulco ul anti-license candi
date In eighteen towns and secured high
ense in two; that tho license element
carried tbn duy in enveiit'en inuuicij.uli-
tles; I II si llio slrlglil l publieiin ncKet was
victorious In six and tho Democratic in
nroaa.tlllr's 4 iinirae Ihh4,
Hsslal IMnrsilrh Initio Appsal.
IIuowssvillk, Teiio., April 17. Today
maiks a bright event lu the history ol
Hrownsville. lb necessary amount of
money to secure a cotton compress here
has been rulsed and the enterprise is now
un assured (net, In a (ew weeks artive
preparations will begin lskini( to the
early building, slid there is 110 doubt but
thai it will be ready lor tho Ural balo ol
thu season. 'I hum is much Joy among
oui business men over securing tho vuter-
Iirisc, because il insrks the Is-giuuiug ol a
iright era lor l.rownsvillo.
J. W. Helas Heard fram.
Danvilik, 111., Apr.l 17.-Mrs. J. W.
Helm, wifeol the miming grain merchant
who dispareJ Irom Danville March 11',
receiveil a brlI letter from hi 111 dated last
week si Silver Springs, Fls., in which he
staled Clint ho wss um-oiiscioiis when he
left Danville; del not know how hn rrsched
Florida; wss ill, aud would stsrt for Dsn
vllle ss smii as be wss able. No answer
hss been received from rominunicstions
x-nl linn, snd she thinks ho may now be
on his way homo. Itiisiiiese troubles
csusnd bis dcniuuiia. Ilia accounts are
lUanisiii Mo, Pa, April 17. Judge Mc
pherson hsndnd down an opinion this
morning in Iho quo wsirsnto proceeding
instituted by the Commonwealth against
the Ijifsvrtte Traction Company, of
lUston, wini b wsj Incorporatnd umler tho
set ol Msy 2.1. DC. He holds that the
set is unconstitutional Ucstisn it Is special
legislation, and ousts the compsny Irom
thn exercise of lis frsncbisn. This wss a
test case, at least seventy other street rsil
wsycoiupume being in a similar dilemma.
A . ) fauaa.
IIoston, Masa, April 17. The bark
Imacos (Norwrglsn) Olen, at this port
from Dciiirrara, reports a very rough pas
sgn. Kncoiintored a hurricsno April 0
which tasted thirty-six hours, during
wliti h shipjed groat quantities of water,
wa-liing I'verylhing movable from the
decks snd tarpsulin off the hatches. Also
.love bulwarks. Un April 0, cli live
Fiillloui llsnk, liasN-d a small steamer from
tidily U forty feel in length, bottom up,
seMUully sstc.iui UuucU,
Railroad Companies Summoned
To Appear Before the Interstate
To Anawor and Sot Torth Bofora
To Whom Thoy Tlave Istuod Fre
Passes or Transportation,
And What Persons Other Than Their
Own Ofllcnrs or Employe and the
Onicers and Employes of Other
Companies, and tteaoons.
Wasiiinuton, April 17. Tho Intcrstabj
Commerce Commission lias ihsucd tho fol
In tho mutter of free passes and free
transportation, the Com mission has or
dered tho following railroad and railway
companies, namely: The Boston A Al
bany; ltoston A Maine; llaltiuioro & Ohio;
Hulhilo, ltoeliesU-r A Pittsburg; Central, of
New Jersey; Central Vermont; Delaware A
Hudson Canal Company; Delaware, Itck
awanna A Western; Fitchburg; Oraud
Trunk; Idiigh A Hudson Itlvor; Ihigb.
Vallov; Mainii Central; New York A Newr
Knglund; Now York Central A Hudson
Itiver; Now York, Uko F.ne A Western;
Now York, Now Haven A Hartford; New
York, Ontario A Western; New York,
Philadelphia A Norfolk; New York, l'roy.
idenco A l!wton; Now York, Suspiehanua
A Westeru; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia A
heading; Pnividence A orcester: Home.
Waterlown A Ogdenburr; Western New
York A Pennsylvania and Weal Shore, to
npN-iir before llio Commission at its office
In this city on the 3d 01 May next lo
answer and set forth before the Commis
sion the persons and classes ol persons, it
any, lo w horn each of thorn, respectively, ;
hsvo Issued iree pssses or iree transporta
tion to persons other than its own olftcnfg
or employe, and the nftlcers snd omployea '
of other railroad companies, and all of the '
condiiionssnd limitations connected there-
with in each Instance and how they do this
branch ol their business. ,
T he order of tho commission In this in
stance also says: "As it is intended to 1
make this investigation lull and complete.
each of said carriers will save time and I
exis-nso by bringing with it from ita..
record u trim aud correct list ol the hair Is
ofsll persons, if any, lo w ho... it hs is- '
sued tieo passes or (reo transportation.
w ho ure not its ow n otliocrs ur employes
or the ollicers and employes of other rail- i
road coiup'iiies, between Noveui'mr 1,
KK,aiid time ol such investigation, if any
ol the in hsve done such husiiieM, with an j
explanation a lo bow and why this waa '
done lu ech Instance; and each ol sal-'
carriers will at that lime be expected
required, by tho Interstate ComniJil -,
Cuiiimilon, lo present sm-h a list as uore- j
said for tliepiiriHme of said invealiKatlon !
and lo verify tint samo by proper p. oof;
ami the said iuvestigatioii will relate lo tho 1
details of .ill Hi 1)1 ud of business aa doni)
by each of said carriers."
lu the mailer of colniuMon on the ,
sale of tickets the romuussioti 1 111.1 ordered j
tliu following railroad and railway rompa-
lues, liiiuieh llio Ihirhngtoii, Cedar I tup- ,
ids A Nortliern; ( hinigo A Allon; Chi
cagii, llurlingtou A (Joiiicy; Chicago, Itur-
button A Northern; Chicsgo llinluigton !
A hnnsas City; Chieagi, Ksnsas ix No- I
bnikka; Chicago, Milwaukee A St, Paul; 1
(hicauoA .Northwestern; Chicago, Itock '
Ishiinl A Paeillc; Cliicsgo, Santa Fe A
Calilorma; Cliicsgo, St, Paul A Kansas '
City; Ciucago, St. Paul, MinuesiKili A
Uuiaha; Wisconsin Central; Chicago A I
Atlantic; Chiens-o A (irand Trunk; Ie- '
tmit, lirand liuvcli A .Milwaukee: Ie- j
troll, lousing A Northern; Fliut A I 'ere i
Marquette; Illinois Central; Ijiko Shore 1
Michigan Niuthern; liutsvllln, New
Albanj A Chicago; Michigan Central;
New Vnik, ( hicago A St, Ixillls; Pitta
burg, Fort Waynu A Chicago; W abash,
aud Wabash Western lo ap)oar before
Iho roinmi'kinu at Its ollico in this city on
tho 7th of May next, to answer uud set
forth bciom the coliiiin o.,on what coin
niisaions, if any, each of them pays npon
the sale of passenger tickels,und to whom,
and how this business is conducted by
each of them.
lu Iho matter of trackage and rsr inllo-le.-e,
it was ordered by the commission that
notice isfuntoesch ( Iho following rail
road nud tuilwny compsiiii-s, namely, the
r.urliii'oii, Cedar Rapids A Norihern,
Chicigo A Alton, Chicago, llurlingtou fc
Diincy, (. hicago, llurlingtou A Nortliern,
Chicago, llurliiiifton A Kansas City, I hi
csuo, Kansiis A Nrhraka, Chiuago, Mil
waukee A Si. Paul, Chicago A Northwest
ern, Chicago, liock Island A Pact lie, Chi
ciik'o, Miiitu I e A Calilornis. Chicngo, Ft.
Paul A Kansas City; Chicago, Su Paul,
Minneapolis A Omidi, Wisconsin Central.
Chicago A Atlantic, Chicago A tirsnd
I'riink, lietrelt, (irntid Haven A Milwau
kee, IVlroll, Lsn.ing A Norihern,
Hint A Per Marquette, Illinois
Central, Uiko Shore A Michigan
Soiithcrn, lxulsille. New Albany A
Chicago, Michignn Central, New lork,
Chicago A St. liuis. Pitubunr, Fort
Wsyno A Chlcngs U'slNub, Wabash.
Western, to appesr defore Hie miiiinission
si its iiIIkts iu this city on the lh of Msy
next, lo snswer sud s t fonh before the
commission whst slloBi.ce,ll any, each
of them pays lor trsckagc snd to whooi In
ench Insunce, aud how this is done, and
what sllowsuce, II any, each ol them pays
for ditlerenl classes) ol cars furnished by
sbipia-rs, car companitM, individual shlp-
pcrs or roiiiKtniv hues, and now inia
I)iisincM is cundiicled. snd done by each
of them, snd ss to what Is a fair and Just
alluwsuco lor such dilhneut classes ol
Barhll Aaaawares Ills taadlda.
SvUl l'UUb lulb Ai'psal.
Jacxsos, Mi., April 17. Tho (7.inn
Lt'lyr of today contain an editorial stst-
ing thnt the Hon. 1- llarksdalo, of this
county, had decided lo become a candi
date for Governor. II line been w ell un
derstood by his friends for Sum time
that be would most proiiauiy re a esoui-
duto, allhuiuh ho did Hut until tc.dav
positively deride to do so. II" lii'l
f:rnily eucourtt.rd ut the outlook, snd
us Irieud. aro very sa-iguiiie ol bin nomi
nation. Il is cerluin from present pros
pect that he will en lor the convention ss
the second strongest candidate, ut least,
and his friend conlidcndy claim that he
will have more vote thau any other can
didate on the first ballot, 'lb race lef
(iovcrii ir is wanning up aad dl bo d