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Funeral Of General ( rook at
Pathetic Incidents Connected
tin Remains Eii Route to Their Last
A Colorado Woman Beheaded by Her 11-
Year-Old Son—A Fatal Nitro-
Associated Press Dispatches. |
Chicago, March 23. —General Crook's
body is oTi its way to its last resting
place al Oakland, Md. From 8 o'clock
this morning until 1 o'clock thigafter
noon a dense crowd of people surrounded
the Grand Pacific bote! and struggled to
obtain an entrance to get a last view at
the dead soldier. Through the parlor
where the remains lay in state, silent
thousands passed, until, as the time of
the service drew near, police were sta
tioned at the foot of the stairways_to
stop the movement of the people.
The parlors and halls on the second
floor were crowded to suffocation when
Key. Dr. McPherspn delivered the open
ing prayer. It is doubtful if any funeral
ever held in Chicago brought a larger
concourse of people together. At the
close <>f the prayer a quartette of the
Second Presbyterian church sang, and
w ere followed by Rev. Dr. Thomas, who
quoted from the nineteenth psalm and a
chapter from Job in the course of his
brief remarks. Prof. Swing then deliv
ered a most eloquent tribute to the dead
(ieneral. After another song by the
quartette, Dr. McPherson spoke al length,
and Dr. Clinton Locke closed the si r
vices with a benediction.
Mrs. Crook took Captain King's arm
and hail a last look at the dead, and was
then driven quietly to the Baltimore
and Ohio depot.
The Funeral Cortege.
The casket was removed to the cata
falque and the procession moved slowly
to the depot, through Clark and Wash
ington streets. The sidewalks for the
whole distance were densely crowdi d
The procession moved, in the following
order: Battalion of police: battery ot
artillery; Illinois National Guard:
First Regiment Hand and distinguished
quests in carriages; the catafalque,
guarded l>y miM nou-ioiiimissioiHMl oili
er.-; Second Regiment Band: Second
KeginieTiT Infantry Illinois National
Guard; Fourth Regiment Hand: Fourth
Regiment Infantry Illinois National
Guard; Loyal Legion; Grand Army of
The car in the train containing the
casket was covered with black, while
the interior was draped with American
flags. The special Pullman for Mrs.
Crook and the escort was heavily draped
outside in black, looped with narrow
bands of white.
The remains will reach Oakland to
morrow, where the final interment will
The list of distinguished honorary pall
bearers was given in yesterday's dis
A Painful Incident.
A painful incident of the services at
the Grand Pacific was the report that
General Crook's tig' . brother, Walter
Crook, of Dayton, Ohio, had suffered a
fatal stroke of paralysis in the rotunda
of the hotel. This caused a great sensa
tion, and precautions were taken to keep
the news from reaching the already
broken-down widow of the soldier. An
investigation soon proved that the report '
was erroneous. Mr. Crook is rather
feeble, and being pushed around in the
dense crowd he became so faint for a
time that he was unable to move, but
soon recovered, when he was taken to a
Crook's Old Comrades.
A touching incident was the visit paid
the remains by General Crook's old
comrades and fellow officers, members
of the Loyal Legion. This column of
soldiers was headed by ex-President
Hayes and Judge Gresham. General
Hayes looks well, but his beard and hair
are white. He was Badly depressed by
the death of General Crook, and in an
interview this evening, said: 'Tfeel this
terribly. It brings back very forcibly
my own bereavement. My wife and
General Crook were very intimate
friends, and my own loss is accentuated.
GEN. SCHENCK DEAD.
The Diplomat, Soldier and Statesman
Dies Ripe ln Years.
Washington, March 23.—General Rob
ert 0. Schenck died at 6 o'clock this
General Schenck had been suffering
from a severe cold for several weeks, but
not alarmingly until the first part of last
week, when bronchial complications,
soon followed by pneumonia, set in.
This morning diphtheric symptoms in
the throat appeared, and he sank rap
idly until the end came. His mind was
clear and bright to the last.
General Schenck was in his 81st year,
having been born at Franklin, Ohio,
October 4, 1809. He graduated from
Miami University in 1827, and remained
as a resident graduate and tutor three
years longer, then took up the study of
law with Thomas Corwin, was admitted
to the bar and began the practice of his
profession at Dayton, Ohio. He . served
two years in the State Legislature, and
was elected to Congress as a Whig, serv
ing from 1843 till 1851. Presi
dent Fillmore then sent him to
Brazil as Minister Plenipotentiary.
While serving in this capacity he dis
tinguished himself as a diplomat by
taking a conspicuous part in the nego
tiation of treaties with Paraguay, Uru
guay and Die Argentine Republic. After
two years in Brazil he returned to Ohio,
his native State, but took no part in
politics. W hen the civil war broke out
he at once otfered his services to the
Government, and was commissioned
Brigadier-! ieneral by President Lincoln,
May 17, 1601. He Herved with his brig
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
ade in the first battle ot Bull Run, and
in West Virginia under General Rose
; crans, General Fremont then intrusted
! him with the command 01 u division.
] and while leading the prat division nt
, Siegel's corps at the second battle ol
Run, his right arm was shat
! tered by a musket ball, incapacitat
; in" him from service for Home time.
In September, 1862, 1 e was promoted
! to be Major-General, and in December
; of that year lie took command of the
j Middle Department and Eighth Corps at
Baltimore. He rendered effective ser
1 vice in the Gettysburg campaign, lie
Was nominated for Congress against the
' noted anti-war Democrat, Vallandig
ham-, and though the district was Demo
cratic he carried the election. Resign
i iiis-C bis post in the army, he took his
seat in the House Decembers, 1803.
He was Immediately made chairman of
; the committee on military affairs. He
' was re-elected to the two BUC
j ceeding Congresses, and throughout
these exciting times (luring and after
i the war he took a leading part
j in the proceedings of tne House. Dur
j ing his last term he was chairman of the
ways and means committee, and leader
of the House, succeeding Thud Stevens
! in the command of the Republican party.
He was Minister to England in 1870 and
j in 1871 one of the Alabama claims com
missioners, retaining his last office for
| five years, when he resigned. Since that
tube he made his home in Mississippi,
where he was a warm favorite. He took
1 no active part in politics. General
j Bchenck leaves three daughters.
A Itow About Wages.
DriinjiK, la., March 28. —Sam Lee, a
; Chinese laundry man, was killed this
afternoon by Frank Fpok, his Chinese
assistant, who also fatally shot himself.
There had been a row about wages.
< 'oniinc to California.
New Haven, Conn., March 23. —Rev.
John E. Todd, for twenty years pastor
of the Church of the Redeemer, resigned
! today, and will remove to California.
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SYNOPSIS OF THE WbRK OUTLINED
FOR THE WEEK.
Tho Republican Senators Decide Upon an
Order of Business—Sherman's Anti-
Trust Bill First cJn the List—The
Washington, March 23.—The commit
tee authorized at the recent conference
of Republican Senators, has decided
upon an order of business for the Senate
that will probably be executed. Consid
eration of the Sherman Anti-Trust bill
will be resumed tomorrow. In order to
economize time in deflate, the commit
tee proposes that a bin once taken up
Tin- iliHcnssion ahai] lie krunsiiloied with
out unnecessary interruption until' dis
posed of. The Dependent Pension bill
is second on the list. An effort will be
made to substitute' lor jit what is known
as the Morrill bill. This provides elis- i
ability pensions and service pensions for ;
soidiers that have reached the of 02. !
The Administrative Customs bill, Jones
Silver bill and the Land Grant Forfeit
ure bill follow.
The majority and i minority reports |
upon the Montana election e'ase will be
presented to the Senate tomorrow. Ac
tion upon them, however, will be post- I
poned until they are printed and exam- ;
ined by the Senate.
The House will devote tomorrow to !
District of Columbia"affairs.
The World's Fair bill will be taken up i
Tuesday, probably under an ironclad or
der requiring final action on that day.
A lively debate is certain to ensue, as
seime of the New York and St. Lemis
people fancy they see' in the proposition
to postpone the fair until '98, an oppor
tunity to reconsider the action of the
House in selecting Chicago as the site.
The remainder of the week will prob
ably be devoted to the discussion of the
bill to admit Wyoming and Idaho. The
tariff bill may be reported during the
IT WAS A MISTAKE.
Another Naval in Serious
Washington, March 23. — Lieutenant
Commander Longeneelker, of the receiv-
Ing ship New Hampshire, stationeel at |
Newport, Rhode Islanei, is now in j
trouble. Sailor Carbroy, who had j
serveel on the New Hampshire, received 1
his elischiirge, of which fact Longeneeker
was ignorant. Me eting the sailor after
ward, the sailor diel not treat his former I
commander with the servility the com- ]
mawler expected frou|i a common sailor, j
and het. immediately] causeel his arrest
and had him placed in double j
irons in the hold of the ship. After
wards Commander Longenecker found
out his mistake and nael the sailor re
leased. A civil actiori has been brought
by Carbroy against Commander Longe
neeker for .$10,000 damages, and the case
has also been brought to the attention
of Secretary Tracy, but as the sailor was
not in the service of Ithe United States
at the time he sutTered the indignity,
the department does] not see in what
way Commander Lopgenecker can be
Called to account, either than through
the courts. The civil suit will come up
Harebell Enjoying Life In Jail—I'lck
thall's Strange Conduct.
Woodstock, Ont., March 23. —Burchell
continues to enjoy I life in jail. This
morning he received a book entitled
"The Way to God," by D. L. Moody.
The aeldress was written in a woman's
hand, and on the rly leaf was the in-
BCTiptren: "Andone who loves sinners."
Yesterday afternoon an instrument was
registered hereby which Pickthall deeds
all his property to his wife. The docu
ment is witnessed by William Eraser
Overton, express agent at Tucson, Ariz.,
and executed by Thomas H. Borton, a
notary public at the same place. No
letter accompanied the papers; not a
word to explain the cause of Pickthall's
disappearing, his reasons for staying
away or intentions for the future. AH
this' is a great mystery to his friends
New Yokk, March 23.—Arrivals: The
State of Nevada, from Glasgow; Etruria,
from Liverpool; Chester, from Bremen;
Nordland, from Antwerp.
MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 24, 1890.
High Water in the (J|tper
The Flood Subsiding in Penn
Damaging Prairie Fires in Kansas
Death of General Robert C. Schenck—The
End of a Remarkable
! Associated Press Dispatches, i
I Pittsburg, Pa., March 23. —The Mini
ongahela and Allegheny rivers reached
I the highest mark of the present flood
this afternoon, twenty-four feet. The
river men feel less apprehensive tonight
and think the rivers will soon fall. So
far no serious damage has been done,
although a large portion of the lower
section of Allegheny City and Pittsburg
is partially submerged, the basements
jof residences and business houses being
| flooded. The new brotherhood ball
park is badly damaged, and the lower
floor of the exposition building is uSlßer
water. Dispatches from points along
the upper Monongabela and Youghio
gheny rivers report considerable damage.
At Johnstown today, however, the water
is receding, and fears of a serious flood
West Virginia Streams Falling.
Wheeling, W. Va., March 23.—Re
' ports from the interior along the waters
! of the Monongahela are more reassuring
i tonight, and apprehensions of a serious
flood are past. A cold snap stopped the
rain, and the streams are falling.
The Ohio Still Rising.
Cincinnati, March 23.—The river here
is rising rapidly tonight. At midnight,
it is fifty-five feet three inches. As the
situation above is improving, it is hoped
there will be no serious flood here. Some
anxiety is felt, however. The low lands
are already flooded to a considerable
extent. Three men who went out from
Newport in a skiff' this afternoon were
drowned by the capsizing of their craft.
Many Acres Burned Over in Colorado
Denveb,Col..March 23. —A Burlington,
Colorado, special says : Nearly 200,000
acres in the eastern portion of the State
has been bwmed over by prairie liies*
which have not yet been extinguished.
A number of houses aud a large quan
tity of hay are reported burned. Several
! lives are believed to have been lost,
1 though the latter report is not con
! firmed. The fire was started by hunt
Chicago, March 23. — A special dis
patch from Burlington, Calorado, says
prairie fires in Southern Colorado are
doing great damage.
Wichita, Kans., March 23, — Prairie
fires in Keechee township, Sedgewick
j county, today burned over eight sections
of farming land; destroying everything
'in its path. No lives were lost.
Much stock was burned and four
houses destroyed. The loss will aggre
, gate $100,000.'
AN ATROCIOUS CRIME.
] A Colore* Woman Beheaded by Her
Somervii.le, Term., March 23. —An
| atrocious murder was committed here
today, the victim being Mrs. Sally Hob
! son (colored), and the murderer her
| eleven-year-old boy. Mr. Hobson was
i away for a short time this morning, and
on returning to the house found his
wife's body lying on the floor and her
head several feet away. Tlie boy w-as
playing with the other children, his
clothing saturated with blood. He at
! first claimed that the blood came from a
I chicken which he had killed, but finally
admitted that he had committed the
crime. He said his mother laid her
head down on a block and told him if he
did not cut her head off she would kill
him. The boy's story is not believed,
and he was placed in jail pending fur
; ther investigation.
BLOWN TO ATOMS.
A Man, Horse and Wagon—A Woman and
DeCATUB, Ind.,March 23 —A man named
Ban was blown to atoms, and a woman
and a child were instantly killed yester
day afternoon, by a nitre-glycerine ex
plosion near Stone station. Barr was
taking ihe explosive to an oil well in a
wagon, and the cause of the explosion is
unknown. The woman and child were
sitting at a window in the house in front
of which the explosion occurred. The
horse, wagon and man were blown into
The Denizens of Mott Street Hold a
Council of War.
New, York, March 23. —Chinatown is
much excited over the fight inaugurated
against the Chinese laundrymen'by the
American Master Laundrymen's Associ
ation. Chinamen from all over New
York and vicinity wore today congre
gated on Mott street, discussing the
question. Henry M. Heymann, a law
yer who does a large part of the Chinese
law business of this city, said that the
laundrymen, of whom there were 3,500
in this city, would li^rlit.
Last Week's Clearances.
Boston, March 23. —A table compiled
from dispatches from the leading clear
ing houses of the country,shows that the
gross exchanges last week were $1,(>4« r >,
--317,380, an increase of 0.3 per cent, over
the corresponding period last year.
A Train Dispatcher's Mistake.
Rochester, N. V., March 23.—Later
details of last night's wreck at Portage,
show that three trainmen were killed,
one fatally injured, three seriously hurt
and several passengers cut and bruised.
A mistake of the train dispatcher is re
sponsible for the wreck.
A RASH PRINCELING.
I Why tbe Duke of Orleans Languishes in a
New York, March 23. —The Paris cor-
I respondent of the World says: "I have
learned from a trustworthy source that
the following is the real reason why the
Government enforced the sentence
against the young Duke of Orleans. On
the day before his removal to Clair*
vaux, a high official called on the Duke
in his cell and told him he would be set
at liberty on the morrow if he would
give bis parole not to re-enter
France as long as the expulsion
decree was in force. The young Duke,
who had been dining heavily as usual,
was insolent to this peace-hearer, and
I shouted out: "I don't want your par
don. I won't take it. Il you let me go
i I will return, and return as often as I
choose until the days come when we
, shall drive all your rabble out ol* the
' country. You may tell that to the pco
-1 pie who sent you."
The official tried to reason with him,
! but it was useless. In consequence oi
his report to the Cabinet, it was decided
to enforce the sentence.
THE RATE WAR.
A Further Cut Between the Missouri
River and Denver*
| Denver, March 23. —The first-class
i passenger rate of $7.50, applying between
! Missouri river points and Pueblo, an
| nounced by the Missouri Pacific on yes
j lerday and effective tomorrow, was,
' after a long conference today between
i General Agent P. J. Flynn, of the Mis
souri Pacific, and (ieneral Passenger
Agent Hooper, of the Rio Grande, ex
tended so as to include Denver, Colorado
Springs and Pueblo, making the same
rate from these points east to Kansas
City, Atchison, St. Joe and intermediate
points. The action of the Missouri Pa
cific resulted in the posting tonight of
notices by the Santa Fe and Rock
Island, meeting the rates named. The
Union Pacific and Burlington have not
yet met the $7.50 rate.
RELIGIOUS AND STATE FESTIVITIES
The Prince of "Wales Present—Bismarck
Disappointed at Not Being Asked to
Reconsider His Resignation — Other
Items of Old World News.
Berlin, March 23. —The "orderifest"
was observed today with the usual
ceremonies. The Prince of Wales, Em
press Frederick and Chancellor Yon
Caprivi were present at the services in
the chapel and afterwards at a state
The Vosmche Xeitung says Bismarck,
in answer to the Emperor's demand for
ai explanation of his interview with
AVindthorst, insisted that he should not
be controlled. He told the Emperor
he was quite ready to resign if his reten
tion of office was irksome ; that he only
retained it to fulfill his promise to Em
peror William I. The Hamburger
XachriCfhten declares that Bismarck was
deeply affected, and expected the Em
peror to ask him to reconsider his
It is stated that Emperor William has
privately intimated to King Humbert
and Emperor Francis Joseph that there
will be no change in the German policy
in regard to the Triple Alliance.
SET OFF BY LIGHTNING.
A Terrible Explosion in Peru Caused by
Panama, March 23.—During a severe
electric storm that swept over the min
ing pueblo of Hanchaca,in Peru,recently,
j tlie lightning struck a magazine, ex
ploding 200 cases of dynamite and giant
powder. The entire works were wrecked;
live persons were killed outright, and
forty more or less seriously injured.
Rlsinnrck Declines a Pension.
London, March 23. —The Standard*
Berlin correspondent says it is reported
that Bismarck accepted the Colonel-
Generalship, but declined the Dukedom
and grant of a pension, stating it is not
in harmony with his principles to accept
a pension in view of the increasing bur
dens of the tax-payers.
Yon Badowitz has declined to succeed
Count Herbert Bismarck.
Chancellor Yon Caprivi has addressed
a note to the German Ambassadors
abroad, in which he intimates that he
will continue the policy of Bismarck.
Dead or In a Madhouse?
Paris, March 23.—A sensation has
been caused by the disappearance of
Banite-Saens, the composer. He at
tended the first performance of ids new
opera, Aecanio, Friday last, and has not
since bfeen seen. A rumor of his death
is current tonight, and another report
was that he had been placed in a mad
Trouble on the Lower Danube.
Vienna, March 23.—Dispatches re
ceived here say that a band of Servian
militia tried to "capture the Bosnian vil
lage of Granje, but was repulsed after a
sharp fight by Austrian gendarmes.
During the engagement several were
killed on both sides. The Austrian
Government has demanded an explana
Gave Himself Up.
Grand Rapids, Mich., March 23.—
Clarence Toot, ex-cashier of the United
States Express Company, whose myste
rious disappearance last November cre
ated much speculation until it was
learned he was a defaulter, returned
home last' night and gave himself up to
Death of a Noted Divine.
Dayton, ()., March 23. —Key. L. Davis,
a distinguished United Brethren divine,
for twenty-five years president of Otter
bein University at Westerville, Ohio,
and for the past fifteen years senior pro
fessor of the Union Biblical Seminary
here, died this evening; aged 77.
Restless Russian Students.
St. Petersburg, March 23.—The stu
dents' agitation has extended to the un
iversities of Moscow, Kieff and Charkoff.
Altogether 700 students have been ar
rested. It is probable that the St. Pet
ersburg University will be closed.
A Snide Railroad Scheme Ex
Opening of the California
Three Lives Lost by Fire at Se
An Old Man Killed by a' Train—The Iron
Molders' Strike Unchanged.
A Boy Drowned.
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
San DIBOO, March 23.—A copy of the
prospectus of the so-called Los 'Angeles,
San Diego and Yuma Railway Company,
circulated at Salt Lake City, Utah, has
been received here, wherein it is claimed
that the said company has the exclusive
franchise to 11 1 ., miles of San Diego
water-front, and all railroads entering
San Diego will have to pay it tribute.
The prospectus offers stock in said rail
road for sale at Salt Lake City, and it is
probably also circulated in New York.
The claims in said prospectus are utterly
false. No exclusive franchise has ever
been granted to any part of the San
Diego water front. The prospectus's
claim that three and one-halt miles of
railroad is already built is false. W. R.
Carlson, president of said alleged com
pany, has laid a slipshod track of that
length, a large pari of which is private
property, and he and William Graves, of
New York, are trying to speculate upon
this as a railroad. Carlson is now sup
posed to be in New York exploiting the
Three Lives Lost by the Fire at
Seattle, March 23.—1n searching
the ruins of the tire which destroyed the
Stetson & Post block. Friday night, the
charred remains of three bodies were
found today ; two men and one woman.
The bodies were afterwards identified
as those of J. George Jones and M. C.
Mayes and wife, who arrived here from
Arkansas, Friday morning, to take charge
of a hotel at Marysville. On arriving
here they engaged a room at Mrs. Har
vey's lodging-house, in the Stetson
& Post row, Friday evening. Being tired
after their long journey across the con
tinenf, they retired about 8 o'clock. All
three occupied a room on the second
floor which had two beds. At 10 o'clock
the fire broke out. An employee of the
' lodging house knocked on the floor, but
as he couldn't rouse the inmates he
kicked in a panel, and as he received
no reply, supposed that they had already
escaped. It is supposed the ill-fated
trio, worn out with their journey, were
not roused by the alarm of fire, and were
smothered before the flames reached
HE WAS CONFUSED.
An Old Man Struck by a Train and
San Francisco, March 23. —This after
noon an aged unknown man was walk
ing down the railroad in Oakland, when
he saw the local train approaching. He
stepped to the adjoining track, only to
discover the Haywards train also
approaching. Becoming confused, he
stepped back on the local track, and the
next instant was struck and hurled
down an embankment. He died in a
few minutes and could not be identified.
He is believed to have been a mute.
The Iron Molders' Strike.
San Fbancisco, March 23. —Nothing
new was developed today in the iron
molders' strike. Around 'the foundries
everything presented the usual Sunday
appearance; the only exception to this
rule was at the Risdon Iron Works,
where the men, at their request, were
allowed to put in a day's work, being
paid extra for the same.
A LittleJti.v Drowned.
Sax Fbancisco, March 23. —Oscar Gus
tavason, a five-year-old boy, while play
ing in the back yard at his father's house,
near Odd Fellows' cemetery, today, fell
down an embankment and into a pond
of water. AVhen his mother went to
hunt him, a few minutes later, she found
his dead body floating in the water.
A Star Combination.
San Fbancisco, March 23.—Isabella
Archer, of the Grismer-Davies company,
was married today to Harry Davenport,
brother of Fanny Davenport, and also
of the Grism'er company. The cere
mony, which was conducted very quietly,
took place in Unity church, Key. Mr.
Caught Between Cars.
San Fbancisco, March 23. —Antonio
Alvaro, run over by a Sutter-street car
last Monday, died tonight from the
effects of his injuries. He was infirm
and partly blind, and was caught be
tween two cars.
Items Picked Up in the Course of a
Women intend to fascinate beholders
this summer with parasols of bright and
It is said that the natural gas of Indi
ana has been the means of bringing into
that State more than $20,000,000 in cap
ital, and fully 10,000 mechanics.
There is an extraordinary increase of
suicide and dueling in high military
circles in Russia. The fashionable duel
is fought at five paces with calvary re
On a branch road of the Canadian Pa
cific, near Sudbury, Canada, is a nickel
mine that produces more nickel than the
world's market calls for. The output
is stated to be 4,000 tons annually.
Eastward the course of influenza takes
its way. Persia is enjoying the disease
juet now, and seventy deaths a day
from it are reported in Teheran alone.
The land of the shah is become the land
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ALL QUIET IN BOOMLAND.
Exaggerated Reports of the Invasion of
the Cherokee Strip.
Kansas City, March 23.—Dispatches
from several points in Indian Territory
are to the effect that there has '>een a
very quiet Sunday in the Cherokee strip,
the troops rinding few settlers to eject.
It appears from the reports of the com
manding officers in the strip and reliable
newspaj>er men, that the situation
there has been exaggerated by
the correspondents who were early
in the field and the inhabitants
of the border towns, which would be
benefited by the rush of settlers into
the strip. Reliable reports now are to
the effect that a great many of the boom
ers were citizens of these very towns
and were town-lot boomers rather than
bona fide settlers. The exaggerated re
ports of the harshness of the troops in
dealing with the settlers also originated
from these towns, the object being to
arouse prejudice against the troops
and sympathy with the settlers.
One of the latter exaggerations
was in last night's news dispatches,
which chronicled the destruction by
United States troops, of Cherokee City.
From the newspaper reports one would
be led to believe that "Cherokee City"
was at least a thriving border town of
400 or 500 inhabitants. In - fact, as ap
pears from Captain Woodson's report,
the town was composed of just fonr
cabins, whose owners stepped over the
Cherokee line to avoid detection by the
troops, and the consequent forfeiture of
their homestead rights.
Passenger* Shaken Up.
Kansas City, March 23. —A Union
Pacific passenger train was derailed near
Ellsworth, Kansas, yesterday, and the
passengers were badly shaken up, but
none seriously injured.
A Slave Dealer Hanged.
Zanzibar, March 23.—The German
authorities have hanged a slave dealer
for trying to embark slaves at Bagamoyo.
OPENING OF THE CALIFORNIA.
The San Franciscos and Stocktons Cross
Bats at the Bay City—Oaklands and
Sacramentos at Sacramento—Amateur
Sacramento, March 23. —A crowd of
3,500 people witnessed the opening game
of the baseball season in this city by the
Sacramentos and Oaklands today. Yes
terday's rain made one vast mudhole of
the outfield, while the diamond was \ir
from being in good condition. The Sac
ramentos lost the game, but played to
gether with few errors and supported
each other much better than the Oak
lands. In the eighth inning the Oak
lands made five runs. Meegan, forthe
Oaklands, pitched an even game and
was well supported by Lohman. Had
not Hooper, for the Sacramentos, been
punished so badly in the eighth inning,
the result might have been different.
Score: Sacramentos, 9; Oaklands, 12.
The Opening at San Francisco.
Sax Fbancisco, March 23.—The season
of the California Baseball League began
in this city today at the Ilaight-street
ground l -. This afternoon the San Fran
ciscos and Stocktons contested for
baseball honors in the presence
of 8,000 or 9,000 spectators. Both
I teams played herd to win, and
this fact was appreciated by the spec
tators. The game was not a fine exhi
bition of ball playing, but it was never
theless characterized with a number of
beautiful plays by different members of
the teams. The San Franciscos won by
a score of 11 to 5. Young and Stevens
were in the points for the home team.
They worked together like clockwork.
Young pitched well. George Borchers,
the former twirler of the California
League, and Jack Fairhurst, were the
battery for the Stocktons, the former
not appearing as well as he did last
The Amateur League.
San Fbancisco, March 23.—The State
Amateur League season was opened
this morning at the Haight-street ground
by the Will Fincks and Aliens. The
former won by a score f>f 14 to 8.
Monrovia v». Duarte.
Monrovia, Cal., March 23.—The Mon
ro vians came out victors in a hotly-con
tested game of baseball with the Duarte
team this afternoon, adding one more
victory, well earned. The game was
called at 2:30, lasting two hours and
thirty minutes. A large crowd was
present and the game was exciting. The
Monrovia —Mushrush, Valentine, A.
Wiggins, Frank Wiggins, Woodruff,
Chapman, Griswald, Hart.
Duarte —White, Davis, Rogers. Wicks,
Wilsford. Beatty, Hays, Haydock.
Score—Monrovia, IP; Duarte, 1.
Ladies will be interested to hear of the
thirteen pairs of garters ordered for the
Princess Sophia of Prussia, the bride of
the Duke of Sparta, according to old
Hohenzollern custom. These were not
for wear, but for distribution as souve
nirs of her marriage. In ruder times,
and even in less exalted ranks of life,the
bride's garter was and is a kind of per
quisite for the bridesmaids, to be cut up
and shared among them to bring each
young lady good fortune.
In Germany each bride of the Hohen
zollerns gives a garter to be laid up in
the museum in Berlin. The collection
is beautiful and curious, some fifty or
sixty in number,tiroui the homeliest in
quality to the richest embroidery on silk
and dazzling with jewels. The thir
teenth pair of Princess Sophia's
are of pale blue silk and clasped
with large diamond buckles. These
are the historical garters sent
back to, her own country after the
ceremony. Of the remaining twelve it
is understood that she gave one to the
reigning sovereign, and the other eleven
to the (ireek nobles of high rank who
attended the bridegroom to the altar.
All the thirteen pairs of garters have
gold buckles with the bride's initials in
diamonds ; but the blue and white, sup
posed to bring good fortune, which went
to the museum, are the most beautiful
and costly of the whole set.
Senator Vance says that North Caro
lina produced more gold prior to the dis
covery of the gold mines in California
than all the other States combined.