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MEMPHIS, TENN.. Fill DAY APIUL 19. 1SSJ.
VOL. XL IX NO. 83
Expected Oklahoma fjloodgVed
Inaugurated by a Deadly Conflict
Betwean Cattlemen and Offloera.
Tbo Floating Population at Arkan
sas City a Fine Lot.
Each Man Is a Walking Arsenal and
Affects Great Airs.
Capt. Hayoa'a Cavalcade la a Jolly, Mor
, ry, Good-Hearted Lot and Thoy Move
Across the Muddy Cborokio Strip
Foirr Smith, Ark., April 13. Four mon
were killed 011 the border of Oklahoma
yesterday. Word was recoivod hero last
evening of a conflict between parties of
boomers, cattlemen and Chickasaw police
at tho ford at Chisholin's cuttle trail, forty
miles west of Oklahoma City, on the Can
adian Hivcr. The cattlemen woro taking
vera! hundred animals from Colburt's
ranch, in the Chickasaw Nation, to Kan
. bus, but tho mounted police guarding tho
northern border of Oklahoma refused to
permit them to use tho celebrated Chis
holui trail leading through tho now Terri
tory. A fight resulted, in which the cattlemen
were reinforced by a party of boomers
from Cooke and Fanning Counties, Tex.
One of tho guards, two cattlemen and one
boomer, named Oeiss, wore killed in tho
melee, besides the loss of somo valuable
borses, The cattlemen took the old Abi
lene trail and went around through the
V Serious Attrsjr Ml Hlwm
Wichita, Kas., April 18. The first
Bcrlous affray among the boomers occurred
yesterday about ten miles north of Kiowa.
Two boomers claimed a certain quarter
section and one, numed George. Kramer,
undertook to put tbo other. Charles
lleidke, o(T the laud. Roth men drew
pistols and Kramer was shot through the
liead and instantly killed, lleidke was
shot through, the groin and may die.
Oklahoma Harry Hill, one of the oldest
boomer iu Kansas, IWt (or tho Territory
from this citr last Friday ami lius not
been heard (rom. He wa expected to
return Sunday and 'his liupearaiico in
most mysterious. The lint lieurd ot him
wus (nun l'urccll. Ho lelt that villus
Sunday eveiiing, saving that lie wouid
ride over to Oklahoma City. Monday
noon his dog was found shot through the
heiul. A reward of stsHi ha been ollo.ed
for his discovery, and this reward will be
Arkansas City, Kas., April 1H. If the
Waring and general get up of tho men who
have arrived here thus far go (or anything,
It may be pretty sufuly assured that OLIa
lioma after Ihojipcning daywill.be Uic
scene of many bloody con dicta. The streets
"of Arkansas City ore filled with men, each
of whoin is a walking arsenal. F very man
regards bis neighbor with distrust, and
even the most vuccally liichucd have op
parently deemed it essential to their pro
tection to put on tho mt swaggering and
warlike air possible. Everybody ihal ar
rives In re and takes in the warlike ap
peuranco of the surroundings Isgin
straight way to look for tho authorities,
and most well disposed setttlcr are horri
fied to bear that in Okluhotnn there
is scarcely any law other than that
of tho sirens liamL Unit iiiiht will
orgs u I-
1 1 use
object is to protect, by force if neccssirv,
what they claim to be their rights. The
members of this aworiation hare all
selected their lands ss fur bnrk as fifteen
years ago, and they now claim to own
tliein by right of pre-emption. These
lands they are prepared to hold against all
comer, and anyone daring enough to
make counter claims will have to umko
them good by ssries of Hrsnosion not
known in orilinary cac of land litigation.
He will have to be a better shot not only
.I..... iiirtmlM rl ii.n It.fl.MIA mIi.mi.
V constitute right un'.il legislation can
v 1 viile law and luw giver lor tins
1 Territory may be Judged fnnn tlie
V alri'ady there ha Iwu formed an
' "i ration called tho Oklahoma I niiue, wl
X tract he rl.iims, but than ll the mctuU-r
I also, who will make their lellow member's
1 1 1,lt ll,l'ir own'
J A W.rrr wles.le.
Akiassa City, Kss., April 1.1. Capt,
Hayes yesterday received Instructions
from the War Department to permit en
tries to the strip at 8 o'clock this morning.
The south bridge across the Arkansas
Kiver is tbo most direct route to tbo strip,
being J tist three miles from the border.
Tho road is narrow, with a hedge on ono
aido and a wire fence on tho other. IUIn
Las mado the mud hub deep. Refers dark
lost night for about three miles, from tho
bridge to tho strip, the road was block
aded with wagons and was impansAble
either way. Many families slept in
the wagons, which stood up to the hiilsi in
mud. United Mates Cominlslonrr Bonscll
and C pt 1 layes yesterday alio wed t wo men
logo into the strip and construct bridges
acr the Chitocco Creek and Sultfork ami
for their comt-ensation. to rharve the set
tic a small lolL A largo party from
llington, Kss., htu constructed a non
If bridge which I portable, and they
w - iron leauta on it. Tina Morning fully
40 neons wore along the line, and
air. w all the wav to the limits of Atkan
sas City were duo more. There was a be-
llnncv about the stint. Orders bad been
mrn hv CnnL HllVeS to Wait Until
o'clock when sn orderly would give the
warning. It larked a low minute 01 De
Ins oreclsely 8 o'clock. The crowd of
MiTnniaia wsa beinz ihotogrthed.
"Why should we wail any longer?"
callod out a Kansas City man who
trcent na a spectator. "A few minutes
make no difference. Follow tnol" and
lrnv ar'r.sis tha line uiwin the reserva
tion. A tremendous shiul went up trora
the booker Bnd they followed over the
line. The shout mi taken up all along
the line, and the rutire cavulcado moved
forward. A. Williams, from Chautauqua
Couutr. Kas.. with his wife and Qvs clul
ilren. was the first settler to follow the
rurringe of the Kansas City man. Soon
1.00U whitc-covvieU wagon were La
motion. The caravan had traveled, one
mllu into the Cherokee strip when a ser
geant from Capt Hayes galloped across
the plain. His approach was a signal
(or consternation among the settlers, for
there was timidity apparent and a foar that
mo start a lew moment nhouct 01 time
would causo the military to turn the boom
ers back. Turning to the Kansas City
man, who had assumed tho authority for
the early start, tho settlers demanded that
he Intercede. Ho explained, and the
IV I VIIUl 1IU VAI'IIIIIIUVIi WIS IMV
Sergeant announced tlint ho horo orders
from Capt. Haves to givo the boomers
word to proceed. A shout greeted tho or
der, and the long filo of wagons along tho
Ponca trail again moved. From an eleva
tion live solid miles of wagons could bo
seen, and as the caravan wound over the
undulating prnino it presented a sight
probably never to be wen nsain. livery
luce beamed with expectant pleasure,
and there was not tho slightest disorder.
l'erched on a cracker-box in the
first of ten war-ons from Klngmun,
Kas.. Dan Sykes Hung an American
flag to tho hreexo. As far as it could have
lieuii seen it was hailed with patriotic
shouts. This Hug was seen two miles
away. For two hours wagons crossed tbo
strip land and moved slowly toward the
promised land. On tho outside of utmost
every wngon, strapped to tho side, were
plows, household goods and farming im
plements, r.xtra horses and bunches of
cattle followed tho wagons, often driven
by women and children. One farmer hud
built a house from tho bed of his wagon.
It was shingled und a stovepipe leading
from a modern cook stove made a com
plete apartment From tho Chernkoo
strip lino to Halt Creek rork-is four
teen miles, iliis lork Is swollen out of
its stream and crossing it is dangerous
business. A temporary bridgo has been
erected, but It is not safo. It is believed
that a majority of the settlo s will camp
tonight beside the stream. Capt. Haves
broke up Camp l'rice at noon, and is fol
lowing with his cavalry. His orders are
to camp tonight on Salt Creek Fork, und
then to the lino of the march tomorrow
for the Oklahoma lino. Camp will be
struck by the soldiers just across the line,
and dipt, iiayes win picket bis mon along
the Oklahoma lino as fur as they
will reach. His picket line will
bo joined by a line of soldiers
from Caldwell, and tho boomers will
bo kept at bey until the hour of noon,
arrive, ("apt. Hayes this morning set bis
watch exactly with the railroad clocks, and
as soon as his watch indicates noon ou
Monday, a signal will go up for tho boom
er to start Tho three miles of road from
the Arkansas Kiver along the I'onca trail
is In a frightful condition, and it was most
discouraging (or tho settler. Hut these
men are not made of the stuff to turn
back. Inillcultic of nil kinds are met and
overcome. A nnsd, neighborly feeling
exists and each render the others till thu
us-intuni-o iosible. A boomer got stin k
in tbo mud. Twenty oilers of help were
volunteered, the wuu'on was pried from the
lilacs, sticky muJ ami tlie bo.uner went oil
The M-ltlcr mean tobelp each other, and
woo to the 1.iy!cj svttlcr who attempts to
creuto a disturbance. Capt Hayes, who
baa kept the Ixsiuiers at bay, says henever
saw a moro orlcrly set ol men mid was
surprised at it He fully exacted 1111 ele
ment that would cituto trouble. The In
dian mission school, half a nulo fro:u the
Ponra trail, came ill a body to witness tho
start, and men and women on horseback
from Arkansas City, uullopcd along the
line of wagons and waved their liandker
chiefs to the sturdy (nrmcra. Curriak'ca
filled with the elite of tho city woro on the
itroiin l to witness tho start Frwiwlivo
merchants, tow n-silers, bankers and spec
uUtors will take trains on Monday. a.'-
ons from the North coniiuuu to pour In, but
In no such nutiiWr as were witnessed
in the lust llirre duys. 1'iirta of a wugon
Hwd undi-r the temiHirary bridge over
halt I reek toik tills inorinii, and tho
iil.ivisition Is that a family of boomer
has been lost in thu Ptrcum. It I rvMrlcd
that two ticixin were drowned. Ijixt
nmlit tKjIice olliccrs were looking for I 'an
iel hylii-, a booincr. Mi son, !. O. Pyki-a,
had coiumittej suicide at Witchita. Dau-
iel hykes is the old farmer who carried
the American flur when tho boomer
started. Ho has gono to Oklahoma Ignor
ant of his sons death. A inoveuicul waa
started today to call a public meeting Sat
urday niglit ol ail wno propoao to settle al
or near Outhrie. and to talk over the pro-
el tow n and formulate means ol proce-
lure on Jlou.luy.
( apt. liar' mmp i:nlln4.
A as ansa City, Kas., April K At 5
o'clock this morning one of our runner,
ust in (mm Capt H.iyos's Camp, says tho
camp la ail snvo and getting rea iy 10 ac
company the boomers acrosi the Cherokee
strip. Nearly 30,000 are her and w ill fall
in line. They have been ordered to move
in an orderly manner along the established
trails. If any fences are destroyod, or
other depredations committed, the whole
lino w ill be stopped and tho guilty one
turned back. Tho grand procession will
Iw. uvnniinnlivl li twenlv to thlrtv ro-
Korter on Ioiiie now stationed Willi tho
cavalry at thilhwco Croek. The trouble,
II anv. will Soon bi-ifin.
Tho Chicago camp began moving in line
last night Among tho with that colony
icre: M. C. Hater, K T. Culper. M.
lao and L Hopkins. It I exceted that
J of the tough element sUrted at mid-
night for the border to ell whisky and
riitar to thoo who had any money kit
Plunder will be their next move.
I'uited Slab- Commissioner ltvnacil and
Capt. Have allowed two men to construct
bridge si Salt Creek and I lilllocco trrck
and for the coinpensatioa charge boomers
2i renll to crosa, Toe old ferry boat on
the Suit Folk, which lay idle (or years, will
be brouwtit Into service.
Arrsiiifomrnt for the press to enter
Guthrie Mouday have beeo completed.
Ala meetimt ol newpter men last
nixbl Mr. Fx-kart and C C Cox. of the St
Ixitiis (jlube-VfmcKnU, were appointcil a
committee to labor with tbe Santa F off)
rial for special service. A snnclal ear will
be iirovlded on the Drat train Monday
morning for the journalnU, reaching the
line belwoen the strip and Oklahoma ex
actly al noon. Tlie committee has iower
to start tlie special train back and amp
anv special matter at Wlnfirld or here.
Tbe scarcity of wires la thi section has
oblhred th reporters to combine and send
as mucU of their news as possible to ins
rlrst repeating stations In duplicate. It is
tbo only way to gel matter through.
A heavy rlertnc oria i InlerruptiDZ I
lLa workiueol the wires thb mornina.
... . v.. 1 ii Tk..
Btrrsm of prslri Khoonors moving1 tooth-
ward ha not diminished. The streets of
th city srs filled with boomers so 1 they
continue to ponr iu from the North, Kt
and Wsat, (rrspinntly from six to twelve
warn a snd teams are Included iu ons
outld. butU sa coilgrullun Las never U
(ore boon witnessed in this section; old
Bottlers familiar with the Cimarron ltiver,
which all settlors entorlng Oklahoma from
the North must, cross, any that Its waters
are vory high and that it is ns much ns a
man's life is worth to cross it iu iia swollen
condition. Its bed is composed la a largo
part of shifting quicksands, and whero a
safo crossing can be made today, tomor
row, in all probability, tho same phuo
would be a death trap. Many parties
wdio intended to go from here with teams
have abandoned the a'tempt, and will go
by rail, bring fearful of serious accidents
in fording this river.
KRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Prospects of tbe Growing- Crops
Over the Country.
St. Louis, Mo., April IS. Tho fcnifc
will print tomorrow a report giving tho
fruit and vcgtablo prospects of tho wholo
country. The reiwrts have all boon writ
ten during the present month by the best
informed parties iu their respective States,
and, no unfavorable woat'tur having inter
fered, ure considered us reliable as though
written today, und therefore of especial
value. Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Ten
nessee, TeKas and Mississippi furnisli very
full and complete report The peach
crop will bo llio Innrcst ever grown, tho
pouch buds being uhvo at this time In
every State in tho Union und tbo
season being now so far advanced a crop
is assured in the West and 8011th, and al
though too enrly to safely predict a full
yield in tho l'.ust, as go id a crop is ex
pected. It may be suid hero advisedly
that unless tho growers ill the Southwest,
or those having am to Western mark
ets, remove three-fourth of the fruit from
thu trees, ttio heavy yield, almost visitilo
now, will prove mnre'of a misfortune than
a benetit since the fruit if permitted to
remain on the trees will be small and in
ferior sups, and In all cuses only the ex
press and transHriution companies w ill
receive benefit from the crop.
rortunutelv for apple arowers tho crop
of apple will tie much smaller than that
of last year, it lieiug the oil' year for n crop
at many of the bii; shipping points, notably
Western rew ork, a section ttiat can
flood every market iu the country when a
full crop is gathered.
J he straw lerrv crop Is hardly up to the
average, yet much larger than that of 1HH,
which was tlie lightest Iu many years.
J lie iH-ar crop will uve rage Hunt mrouxh
Its ureal enemy, thu "UifliL"
llie uruie crop in tlio West ami South
has been favored with such a mild winter
that but little injury has been inflicted,
and thoiiL'h late frosts are not yet all cone,
nearly double the vieid ol last year is
looked for. Iu Ohio and tho groat prue
growing legions In New York and l enn
sylvuuiu a giro! crop is anticipated. The
g'linenil crop of otiier small fruit will not
bo lure, beiug at muny poinu rather neg
lected. The tcneral veeetablo crop, which Is lit-
trading more attention, lulsir and invest
or generally, ciH-ciuliy throughout the
.. . . ' . . 1 M .11.- I-t
Miutliern Muiea, is reorici niiiy. nor
id a is now thu most formidable rival of all
tho other Southern Slate a a sliipis rof
early fruit and veitetublvs, gettuig Into
every market iaist and West b.'fore any
other State bv several weeks, and she so
cure prices so remunerative that loo busi
ness ol Iruit growi.nt und truck larmuiK is
siireadimr there wiih surnrininu' rapidity.
Her orange crop promises to l turner tluin
tliat of last vear, tho heaviest on
record. California, it seems, is dry
ing and fviiporulm her fruit to
iiaicli crentcr extent since llio Interstate
coininen-e law raised the rali-s to distant
markets. et tho almost unpn!Oedenled
low tiriees preyniliiw for drnil and evap
orated fnii t now and for months past will
liscourajo operator and reduce the
amount of fruit so saved lurvcly in tlie
Slate. A a result a larjm onantity ol
fruit will Im permitted to sixiii in every
orchard in tho country. However, that
promise fair returns will bo marketed,
and says llil will apply to green
ENOCH EN8L5T PCBCIIAflES
Tbe Sheffield Furnaoe, and Will Wakn
Up the Town.
Bill PUisiU'h to lb AbiawL
Snrmw, Ala., April is. J.nocti t-ns-
ley thi day purchased tbo Shellleld fur
nace, capacity I'm tons per day, and will
put it in blast as early as practicable. The
consideration is not mado public The
!s,l Knslev furnace, at this nlace. also
owned by Col. Knsley, will be put iu blt
on Monday next lloih will be supplied
with ore from the r.nslcy mine al Ku-i-llville.
Franklin County, Ala., whoso
capacity will thorny be i.'.'uu ion per day.
MsaUrtaa ItUapavMritsire fSIS.OOO,
Mixxiapoi is, Minn., April 1H. The
JnnrniiTt llrainerd, Minn., special says;
"A package containing (15,000 in gold ha
mysteriously duuipesri!d from the ofllce
of the Northern I'aeillc hxpreM Company,
In this city. Louis lluhuiun, tho night
clerk in charge, received from tho train
arriving at 1:45 o'clock a. m. yesterday
four sacks of sjsx-lo, two of w hich contained
.m h , (J ,nJ ,wo -m c(lch ,
' in ,. ,,... tn
. Tlie money was unsigned to tho
First National Hunk of th a city by the
Northern Pacific Itsilroad Kxiiress Com
pany to be used in paying employes of tho
rood. Hohmun says he carried the specie
with other xpreB pai kagos to the disir
ol the express oltiee. He is poaiyve that
he then carried all mo spec 10 in inrr vaun
n. I turned the combination. Half an
hour later In checking up ba discovered
that one of the bags of gold wsa missing
tin at once notified bl suixirtor. but I
clow Investigation failed to reveal a clue
to the missing money. Jlobman has been
In the employ ol the txpre company
for several year and is regarded as honest
114 in rt .
Snerlal DIsiKtrb to In ApNl
Watis VaUky, anas., spru 19. vuo.
Warner, s switchman, while coupling cars
In tbo railroad yard this evoning, bad his
I rihi foot run over and mashed off, ran
,i,.n amnutalion of the foot above lbs
I He bad but recently
ma t0 work lor tns Illinois antral si
I point, snd was from Macomb City,
I and an old railroad man.
T.rr.l., O., April IS.-Mr .lenry in-
1 ... ... at ,
I Boboir. sirea soveniv-uvw jmm, .i.o.s
ins coumrjr, - -- -- - -
who was hldlos Ihore
threw her down aim cnosru u.-i u , ..cu
. . .. , . 1 1 1 1 ,i.
...... l Inliirimr her trrrihly. Tl
fiend was finally driven sway by the fam
n-a.a.n.l main his es-ai. If CSUuh
i wul lyuchtd. Tbs old .ady wiU
- 1 probably die.
A SWELL'S SUICIDE.
A Young Blood Ends His Caroor.
All Eorts of Rumors About Him Sot
Ono That lie Had a Numbor of Llv-
And That Ons of thorn la Miss Ej-
He Kills Himself by Taking Morphine,
and Is Attired In Pull Evening
Dresi, Thus Dlnj In
CmcAoo, III., April 18. A penllemnn
ho has been stopping ut thu Hotel lliclio-
lieu since April 10, and was registered us
Sidney Walters, suicided with morphine
11 bis room last night The hotel people
uve very little to say and there scorns to
1)C considerable mystery about tho cose.
Mr, alters has sjieiit money freely and
made many friends sinco arriving at tho
otel and there has been nothing In bis
ichuvior at any time to Indicate nn inten
tion of suicide. About 0:110 o'clock last
evening a chambermaid passing Wultou's
room, hoard luboiod breath mg and noti
fied the clerk. Tho door of the room was
found to be doubly bolted ou the insldo
and it took somo time to force an entrance.
When this was ofTectod S phvsieiun was
mmediately summoned snd everything
possible dono to resuscitato Walters, but
bo was too fur gono.
It is said that a telegram was received
at tho hotel lust evening from Walters' s
wife, dated from Cleveluud. She was Im
mediately untitled of her husband's death.
At tho Inquest this morning Mrs. Wal
ters, who was uoiiflcd butt night to come
to Chicago, took the staud and testified.
She said that she bad been married to Mr.
Walters about six months sgo. He was
n Englishman snd a London ncwapaer
man of considerable prominence. She did
not know w iietiier or not be w as related to
John Walters, the well known Ixiudon
newspaHr man. Siuoo be had been In
l.hlcugo slio had received three letters
from her husband, in one of w hich ho said
10 wus tired of living and wanted to die.
le could not mtike a success of lilo. Sho
lid not think at that time, however, that
bis intentions were seriom.
Tho younir man notified a ladv In I'itts-
Hirer of his intended Self uet ruction. At
eust he must have done so, ss Mr. Curlsen
received a dispatch from tho lady about
threo hour after Wultcrs's doalU asking if
the young man hail committed suicide.
llio telegiam is ss lollon.
I'rmsi kg, fa., April 17, P.
To Hole! Itlrlu-tlru:
Pid Sidney Walters coiunlt sulcido to
la) 7 JUHa...VRA i-.UMA!!.
This would Indicnto that the younir man
iu I notifleit J Irs. I'.rm.m 01 nis intentions.
and the lady, thiuking it no idle threat,
had w ired for informal ion.
A dispatch from riltshurg. To., snvs:
"Sidney Walters, who committed suicide
In Chicago last nikht, loft hero lout two
inonllis niM. Ho was cnuuu'nl on news
piisT work in this city for lour or live
weeks, and came here from I'hiladelphin.
Ilo was alwavs well dn-so'd, spent money
reelv, and stopiii'd st on of tho best ho
tels 111 the citv. Ho wa frequently set a
11 the company of aclretses while here.
'PillLi'iit Ino'iiry tailed to discover Air.
Nora liimnn, tlie ladv referred to iu the
Chicago disiiitehi-s having tnlegraphed
to the Hotel Itichelieu for information
ulxiiit Walters's luicide."
Tho auicido was attired in s new and
expensive evening dress suit Including
I he swallow-tail coat, kid glove and pat
ent leather shoe. Ho had evideutly in
tended to dio in good form, and he suc
ceeded. Why ho committed suicide is
not yet thoroughly. ueveloMsL That he
bad two or more wive sud wss engaged
in several gnllautrie i believed to have
had something to do WHO hi deatlu
Mr. CurrollBon, rhlnt cliirk of th lllnh-
clien, any Walter came to the hotel
eight iluv ago. lie took the best room
in tho house, threw ills money around
as though be owned a gold mine some
where, gave big chumpAitie supper to
IkwU of gnnllemen fileiuli, drove out in
the most expensive onuipnees, had Uixe
st tho opera, snd wsa s general swell all
A search for letters or other thing
which would furnish S rlrw to the causo
of the deed wss fruitless. The only writ
ing found was upon two tclcgrsni, which
read ss follows:
rsin nrsoT. 1
"Cimi-isii. o., Mui-h . f
"Uocelvcd letb-r and m staying at No.
8 Johnston tmt
"Mas. Sioxir WAtTtas."
'1U"U0, 0 Mart SB.
"Telegraph If yea st coiaing aod I will
meet you. Mas. Sibssr WAlTkk."
Mr. Carrollson liamedistely notind her
bv telegraph of the suicide, and she ar
rived bora today and gsvelMiimoay at the
Coroner's Inquest Shs said that she was
married 10 waiters in uvi.inaisiuonii.a
a I I . 1
ago. It ws born in losiivii, wuers us
hail dons considerable work a a journal
ist Seven year ago be rarae to thi coun
try snd did work for different publishing
houses about the ooustTT. She said sho
received three letters from Walters. In
one of these he said lis was joins fo kill
himself, ihisiness wbd, there wasn't
any prospect of it getting better, ana ns
ws determined to sad m me.
"He tried several times before to kill
himself." concluded Mrs. Waller, "but
h was always prevcotld from carrying
n..l i.i. "
it in tha dav Mr. Mnrrl Orecnbnrg,
of till city, called at the Klehelioil and in
formed Mr. Carrollson lhi " sner ooniu
with hi in in 1 M7 t'other with hi wife,
an scire, whosnm i Malvini Itenner,
H seemed to bars plenty ol money, jnd
lived in atvle. After residing witn Mr.
(ireenburg for seven wombs, the two
moved to tho North Side, where they kept
house at 110 La Slfnue. lis wrnt
Into tho best society, M Knd lurnout
snd was much ought slur by the swoll
people of tho North Sids. An adventure
of gallantry in wblcb Mrs. Wltsrs dweov
md her kunkaml In l.ura bl'cn lb prin
cipal, lod to s wparstion, aod the wife re
turned to tbe atug. fclis i sin i " i".'-
Imr In a srlnl th.iiar st MinneSBollS t
C resent Her Bret nor, deo. in-nner, is
vssurerof thoOlymi'ic Theater In this
s reporter li "Manors
came ta Lhla rminlro k til ye ir SKO, Slid
. seven vaara tmi ha iuV autcr, ills
past life was alw:yi shrouded in mystery.
A great many peoplo who know him in the
old country said lio had been n deserter
from tho English army, had been
tried and convicted, ami was
just about to bo transported
when he oseaped and enmo to America.
He was a wild fellow and uovor supported
my sister. Kho was coming to Chicago
this woek. Ilo was continually in scrapes
with othor women. For weeks he had
threo or four and sometimes half a dor.on
women at the Sidle Avenue House, where
they carried on scandalously. He was
gambler and spent all ho could get hold of
in card playing. How many other wives
ho had I don't know. After his separation
from hi last wife, Walters went to Fills
burg, wh 'To ho met Norma Frman.
Subsequently they went to Cleveland, and
it was sho who ciinio fiom Cjlumbu and
hsld to Have Been Mis l laj lou'a II ns-
CntCAOO, HI., April IS. A special to
tho Aii'; Arwi from l'itfsburg says that
tho girl named Frman, who knew Sidney
Walters, who committed suicide here to-
dav, assorts that he to llio husband of lJ
telle Clayton, tho actress.
MIBU WILLARD'd bUCOESS.
Tbe Famous Temperano Advooata Cor
dially Kecelved at Jackson, Mia.
Special Dl-iulch to Tim Ai'lT.lL
Jacksom, Miss., April IS. A lecture by
that great ami gifted woman, Mis Frunem
Willard, president of the National Women'
Christian Tempcrnnco Union, of the Uuited
States, him delivered lust night at the
Methodist Church. Tho meeting wus
opened st 8 o'clock p.m. by sinking and
by prayer und benediction by tho eminent
divine, tho Key. Dr. U. It Marshall, of
Vicksbunr. after which Mis Willard was
introduced by Mr. Alexander, an Attorney
of Jackson. The large church w 11s crowded
to its utmost l'eoplo bad come, to hear
the world famed tempi-run? lecturer,
from long distance, llesiilus this, thu
State Medical Convention 1 iu session. A
great number had to stand up. At alxiut
H::K) o'clock Miss Willurd begun her lec
She SKiko for two hours and pleased all,
even thoso who went there prepared to
criticise her. Sho touched lightly on the
woman suirrag question and showed that
whilo she knew it was s question not pop
ular down thi way, that she was heartily
iu favor of it d that it's adoption would
mean st once tlie radical abolition of many
rxiating evils, the establishment of com
plete prohibition, so fur as law could
in ike it, being the most imMirtiiut She
reviewed the work aii-omplished by the
oinau's Christian Tumis-runce I niou,
showed that its members had much to en
courage them; that tho I niou had grown
from a small bouiuning to be recognised ss
a great power in the laud. Her lecture
was universally highly complimented and
sho well sustuiucd I'cr national reputa
After sho had finished, sho was by s
committee, presented with s handsome
basket id Is-autitul flowers, and Itev. l'r.
Mvrslinll ollered a resolution, which was
econded and adopted by a full Rtnudiuu
vote, to oiler bor tho thank and wuli-
wiahe of the audience. Anions the cler
gymen present whs Itev. Dr. IMack, of
At 4 o'clock p.m. today, Miu Willard'
secretary, .ills Anna fiordon, also nei.i a
meeting at tho rliurch lor the rliil.lrvii,
whom alio addressed In her wect and is r-
uoaive milliner, audorvaniu'd a Children'
Lovsl 'lemHiranco L111011.
Vith her private ecrvtary, Mi f Snrdnn,
ml a large escort ol ladies, Min Willurd
left this afternoon for Crystal Springs to
attend tho Slate meeting of the W. C, T.
v., which convene tomorrow, rnrrying
wih her the best wishes of the entire com
ONB OF T1I03B CHAZ V MEM.
Tbs Rsveltlns; Way In Wblcb Jallsr
Tboma Was Murdered.
perlal PIpU h to Tit AshiI.
Jaissom, Mis., April IS In tho mat
ter of the horrible snd revolting killing on
yesterday of llolsjrt Thomas, Jailer at ltay-
tnond, briefly telegrnphed last uigbt, fuller
Information is that he was killed by Grant
Trowel, a negro youth somo nineteen
years old who hsd been a prisoner for
somo Urn wt and a semi-imbecile, or
lunatic He bos always had tho privileuvs
ol tbs town; waited about a boarding-
bouse, waited on andihaved Jailer Thomas
and was much with him and seemed fond
of him. Yesterday afternoon Thomas had
him cutting weeds with s boo in the juil
Incisure. Other prisoner in the
JsiF l.enrd suspicious uinds in the
yard below them anil not being
able to see from their positions, after a
long time insnaged to sttrsct ths attention
of some ono on the street, who, iion re
pairing there, found Thomas in tho yard,
with the bftrk part of his bead crushed
with s boo, snd tho bead entirely severed
from ths bodv.the same having been done
with sn ax, which waa lying by bis aide,
and bore evidenco of having been thus
orMxI. Trowel had left the yard, snd ws
found st the depot, Indifferently looking
st s train of cars. On being charged with
the crime, t) st first denied all knowlndiro
of it, but afterward admitted tbo killing,
l bs aOnlr has created great excitement.
Tho SherilT ha taken every precaution
to protect th prisoner from mob violence.
TOtJNO TOM HAT ASSAULTED.
HunlsvlUVs Popular Nwboy Cow.
SlHsl Mtratrb to Tb kfl.
HtsTvii.i.s, Ala., April 18. At ths
newsboys were rushing from tbs depot to
tho city today lib the noon puors, ono
of them, Widdy McClusky, aged shout
fourteen, slipped behind Tom P. Hay,
soother newsboy, and struck blin In the
bsck ol ths bead, knocking him senseless
to ths ground. Ily Is shout sixteen years
of age and lbs must popular newsboy here.
Though badly hurt ho is not dangerous,
lie wa afterward brought tothsHunt
Vills Hotel, where be received medical
and svery needed attention, snd Is now
resting well. McClusky is ons of those
mean characters, and of course It cow
ardly. Hay passed him on a run for tho
city, which It is said to bav sngored him,
and he cowardly struck Hay fur revongo.
He is in the caiabooen. Haywa left sn
orpbsn Infant snd has worked his own
wsy up. He is S splendid boy, and the
community is Indignant over lbs dastard y
A shrew) ftwlwalor.
Sioux City, la., April 18. A shrewd
windls was perpetrated April 9 by
which ths Sioux City Savings Bank lost
t.'.&OO. A man calling himself 11. Simpson
I u Uiut day got thai aiuouut of money eu
a draft purporting to be mado by the Na
tional i'ank of Tcnncsseo on the Naiio uil
Hank of tho Republic of Now York for
?H,000, Yesterday it transpireJ that tho
draft was a forgery. Simpson came to tho
bank with a genuine letter of introduction
from the Kov. George Knnx, paste r ot the
rresbvterian Church ol this city. II h id
attended Mr. Knox's church a mouth a;o,
and later joined tho l'resbyterian Church
at l'oncn, Neb., on a forged letter of dis
missal from n chnrcli nt I rislol, Tenn.
His story was compluto nu l platu-iblo iu
JOHN H. SWIFT EXECUTED.
Every Effort to Save Ulm Proved Fruit
less Uls Crime.
lfAr.Troni), Conn., April 1(1. John II.
Swift, II years old, was executed ot 10:10
o'clock this morning for the murder of
his wife. Ho kept up good courage and
in response to inquiries this morning re
marking that he felt "first rate." His
mother and sister bade him g.iodbvo nt
10 o'clock last ovdnlng. Fathor Corcoran
was with him iroui that timo until mid
night From then until after daylight he
was alone with tho deputies and appa
rently slept peacefully most of tbo time.
Father Corcoran and another priest re
turned to tho jail soon after 7 o'ebx-k, at
which time Swift bad hi breakfast of
steak, roiree.otc, of which he ate heartily.
The gallows stand nt tho south end of the
main corridor within tho jail in front of a
block of cells, the prisoner iu which bavo
been placod in other quarter. Thirteen
policemen are on duty as extra guard, but
everything was very quiet and their ser
vices were not needed. The execution
took place insido tho jail. It could not
be seen from any outside point and there
was therefore no motive for tho gathering
of a crowd, l'ermissinn to witness the
execution was mainly restricted to repie
sentutives ol the pre aud olliccrs of the
At 10. 1. o clock tho little procession left
the cell, It was headed by the hhcrill.
Then came tho condemned man lietween
the two priest, w hlle fourdeputies brought
up the rear. rwiil looked quite pain, out
sullied tlrmlv. When on Hie scitlold the
priests otic red prayer. The prisoner' leirs
were then pliiloneu, ana ai 111: in o clock
the black can wa slipiMd over hi head
and the drop instantly felt. There wa 110
rebound of the body, hut It tell like a dead
weight to the extreme length of the rope.
The, leg were spasmodically druwu up
three time and theio wsa a slight twitch
ing of the bauds, aud then the body hung
Swift was married when only nineteen
year old to a woman two yearn older than
lie, but hi idle and dissipated habit soon
forced thu wife to leave bun. On July 1,
I S7. while in a saloon where ho had been
employed ss s piano player, he expressed
an intention of killinif his wife and dis
played a revolver. A few hours later be
md her returning iroui inn suop wnere
she worked, a-Ued her to live
with him, and iiimui her refusing and turn
inn to run awav. tired thu (utui shut She
lived only Ioiik enouub U made a briul
ante mortem statement Swill wus tried
in the Superior Court, found uuillv
of murder In tbe first degree.
snd sentenced to be bunged Apri
ft. .INsi). llm raso was- carre.T
to the Supremo Court on spin si. This
rourt, by uiiaiiimou vote of ihn judges,
continued tic sentence of the lower court.
Swift then petitioned the Legislature for a
commutation to Imprisonment for life. A
resolution making tho commutation passed
both branches, but wo vetoed by liover
lior llulkeley, who reprieved Swift for two
weeks. The Senate passed the resolution
over the Veto, but the llniisesustuilied the
veto. Since that time incllccloal eltorls
hive b i n made to pus a resolution refer
ling the mailer to tho Hoard of Pardons.
The sister of tho condemned man has
labored earnestly with thu legislature In
behalf of her brother.
Arkansas V. M. C'A. I tenllon.
Spreial IMlrh lo Th ApssL
l'isa llu rr, Ark., April IS. The an
nual convention of tho Y. M. C. A. met
hero tonight, snd after soma excellent
songs, service snd prayer, Senator J. II.
Ciawford, of thi city, delivered the ad
dress of welcome in a manner which wus
rloqucutly rescinded to by Cob I'. K.
Kooto, ol Little lbs k. Tho lollowing gen.
tlumeii were eliste.1: I'resldeiit, J. 1(.
Ps'ltis, pnblishi rof the Little K.s k Hii
mil; vice-president, John Ayeia, of Fort
Smith; serietary, N. M. Kigllmd, of Fay
eiteville; press aecretury, W. T. Iluicli-IIU.-S,
l ., of Fort Smith; C. W. Iiodd,
ol Hardariello. The convention promises
lo be an interesting one.
The l.aslnr Arrltml l Time.
ss lsl bliiaba bilb A.s-l.
JatkaoN, Tenn., April IS. At 1 o'chs k
thi uflernooii fire broke out Iu tho furni
ture (tors of I'mphlctt Ji Taylor, thi city.
The fir rompsny responded proniptly.snd
in les than half an hour they had the Ore
under control. Considerable damage wa
done by water, the wholestoro was Hooded.
Th building U In the center of ono Of thu
rtin-sl blN'k, and but forth timely arrival
of the lire rouipany It would have been a
fearful coullagraiion. Aa it is, theloa will
nut auiouut to moro than $1,000; cuveroJ
DsiKiisiisik, (is., April 18. At the Al
sbu'iia Midtund ensadng of the Chatta
hoochee River two boats, with seven snd
right men resectively were crossing th
river yesterday when odooftbe boat
commenced sinking and ono of the men
juinx-d to the other boat aud csmied
both boat. Five men were drowned.
They wore bund working for O. W. Alex
ander, breaking rock fur the Alabama
N Vrmm Danssiarh.
Nsw Yo, April 18. Tho stereotyped
reply "no news" wa given all inquirer
aloiit the nnfortunats passengers and
crew of the Inniark by the agent of tho
Tlilngvsll Lin this morning. At other
poinu tlie sum ignorance prevail. The
Alsatia, ol ths Anchor Line, from (iib
rultar April 1, rosebud this port Uxlsy.
Hur olliccrs had sen no Irscs ol ths lost
vessel nor of her passengers.
'a4arisr mu4 l;glr ta Jail.
Jot irr, III., April U.-ShcrifT Huston,
of tl.U county, returned to the city lust
veiling from Cbillicotbe, O., having in
ctisloity Fred Hughe and Frank Conner,
the conductor and engineer of the freight
trsin which smashed Into tbe Sunt l o
passenger train at lorenxo. III., last week,
killing nd injuring severs! lfctatos. people.
Tlie pusoneiw were plai-ed in jail to a wait
tuu action ci tliu Jr. ud Jury,
THE GREAT ISSUE
The Southorn Question An3wo:
Interesting Interviews With Lead
lng Southern Men.
Tho Opinions of Oovornors Lea,
Buoknor and Richardson. 1
It la Simply a Matter of tho Domi
nation of Racjs
Whither tho White Kan or the Negro
fctmll Control Local PoUtloa-Tcey
A alt That the Bouth Bo Mot
riiii.AnKi.riiiA, Ta., April IS. Tlie 7n
711'rcr will publish tomorrow Interview
which It bus collected with prominent men
and politicians of tho Southern States.
Only men well known in their sections
were applied to, and to these tho following
questions were put:
1. What is the Southern question?
2. How should it be met to produce tho
greatest goo. I to tho South?
The idea of tho iriiiiirvr was fo obtain
the real views of Southern leaders upon S)
subject w hich isbecomln;; very prominent
The responses nearly nil volco tho sums ,
sentiment -that the, race problotn is thi
great one to Ihi solved, and that tho So u thi
should be ullnwcd lo manage her own al
fairs w ithout interference.
Follow ing is a brief summary ot some ot
of South Carolina, says: Tho Southern
ouestiou 1 tho race nroblom. Shall tho
African or Caucasian predominate? Tho
solution Is in the strict avoidanco by tho
(icneral (lOYernuient of any distinctively
Southern nollcv and in leaving to the)
Slate, themselves tho management of their
own domestic afl'alrs.
IIOV. 1KB, or VIROIKIA,
says: Two distinct races are wrestling wflh
aili other tor oiitici supremacy, ins
luestion 1 therefore whether tnu outn
rn statu and citir shall do returned in
the bunds ot the-white men or w hclhcff
there ahull be a w ar ol race. The pros
crilvo( both nice and that of the States
n waited tliev live diunanda that eucht
State should be allowed to control it own
internal atluir without Federal Interfer
ence, and 10 exercise iiiom ngnis, ro
served with the great care of tho State,
by the representative of those Stnte who
framed tho l onslilutlon in 1110 city 01
I'hiludelphia over a hundred years ago.
of Kentucky, suggit that there Is nosocU
question. The so called Southern question
iM-etns to 1st a hot-bed phi u t of Northern.
grow tli, an exotic which will not uourisii in
roulbern soil. Such uuplriblio sectional
agitations, wlielher originating In tho
North or South, should not bo encouraged,
by the people of any section, and that in
jury resulting from such agitations to tho
slmlii fsmiuirv would ho reduced to a mia-
i in 11 111 if tho 'peoplo of each Mute would
con 1 1 11 110 to attend lo their own affairs in
accordance with their local constitutions,
and unite in aiimsirling tho general gov
eminent in its Just excri.no of all its legit
a. i. ecssr.i.i,
Superintendent of I'ubhc Inslruclion of
1 lorlda, says us the question i dus'iisSeil
in Kepublicin journiiisheui led ti suppose)
that some special legislation i tn be In
flu ted An the South, bnt tbe South has tuft
tear. If the question menn how ran tbs)
Siiuthein irople l-e mudo Itepublican, It
csiuiot lie done. The truth is, the m
culled Sotilburn question can lst and
w iM'sl m answered by letting tho Smth.
aloun in' the enjoyment of her coustittt
osi-ab 11. roorsn,
Supeilntendent of I'ublie Instruction f
Texas, suvs the dlfllrully of thesdjiMtmenk
d the relations of the two rsces are beiu
met and overcome by common sense,
T. M. Mlt.t.KR,
A ttorney-l Icneral of Mississippi, sav that
the contrast between the negro and white)
government ha been d.H-ideilly In
favor of tho latter that tbe white men
are determined that thorn ahull lie no re
turn to the former. Indetxl, a luilitury
iii-sMsitisia would be preferred. Jf eur
tMiliiical dominion is at all questionable
in It rightfiilnes of origin, let it be re
ineinlM'n'd that we view government here)
as a matter of buiiiiesa, not glory, and wo
I.roteat against the negro, because wo
now our State atisir are uinnaged in tho
Interest of alb We say to tho R-puhll-raus,
take your now State and
ki-ep control ol tho Government If
you choose, keen up scheme
ol tsxstion revolting to justice and
oppress iv npon the agricultural sections
sud ws will submit cheerfully; but don't
set ignorsnce snd vice to mis over tbo
South, lastly, when interest snd judg
ment, Instead of passion sud prejudice
shall routrol ths Southern negro; when
Ihrro shsll be freedom of opinion among
thrill, then ths whole question will be
solved. Ths whits people are solid bo
cause the negroe were solid against thtm.
w. a. woonai rr,
State Treasurer of Arkansas, thinks t!i
question can be solved by rvinltling to tbO
sun rim flvalTected all Wnl iihject. lb
Supreme Court ol ths I'uited Stair being
tho llual rbitUir.
. STATE BUrilEUB COURT.
Dectdon Ilendered Tetrday-L. T.
H. Canada Maks s Ult
Spwlsl M'pslrk ta Tb A il.
Ja siw., Tenn., April Iti Tli Supremo
Court met with all ths Judge present and
delivered opinion In th following causal
Supreme Ledge Kuigbts of Houor vs.
I-u liner, Murphy . Lamp, Riint vs.
Saint, McCuslck vs. Novell, Herndon vs.
L irkln, wers affirmed; snd In Urown
Hollonbcrg. Kohlbry A Hollenburg, petl
liuuafor rehririug were dismissed. J Do
court then hrerd and t.mk under dvt
Uirut lironson v tirlgsby, llelskell,
ecutor va Chickasaw Lodge, Fagan vs.
Th lirsl case tomorrow I Cixiper vs.
(ioilsey, Na fill. The court will hold
tension tomorrow notwithstanding it is
Oood Friday. ..... ,
L. T. M. Canada, of Memphis, msdo
fins argumrnt today sgainst the constitt
tioiishty of fsectloii b,Yi ol the lode.
The decision of the court construing this
section will be of gnol interest to the o
jdu ol the cluU.