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SHOT THE MESSENGER
A Rock Island Train
Held Up at Dover,
THE CONDUCTOR ROBBED.
The Express Safe Could Not
Be Opened, but Its Keeper
PASSENGERS' EFFECTS TAKEN.
The Gang Supposed to Be Under
the Leadership of the Out-
Jaw Dick Yeager.
HENNESSEY, Okla., April 4. — Two
robbers boarded -the engine as the Rock
• Island train was leaving Dover at 11:30 last
'• night, and, covering the engineer and fire
man with revolvers, ordered- them to stop
: about 200 yards from the water-tank. The
engineer was a little excited, and went
about a fourth of a' mile before stopping.
One robber fired at him, just missing him,
the ball going through.the cab window.
I: Conductor John. Mack, not having heard
the shot, started ;to find out what was
wrong, arid was covered, as he approached
the engine, and told to climb' into the en
• gine. They robbed him and were then
•joined by others, who .had come up to the
. • train, • ■" ' •*„ ••••■.
A demand was made for Express Mes
senger Jones to open, his door. .This he
! refused and a fusillade' followed, in which
the messenger was' wounded in the wrist.
He attempted to escape from the opposite
side. of the car, but. was. captured by the
guard on the. Outside .and- made to crawl
under the. .train. An- attempt was then
made to open the safe, but nothing could
.be done. Then .the .robbers proceeded to
go through the passengers.: •
When the train arrived at Kingfisher
Sheriff Burehett arid United States Mar
shal . Madsen of Elsirio were notified and
were carried to the- scene of the hold-up by ,
a special train. - T:
They found .the trail about four miles
west of Dover, where the Cimarron River
had been crossed, and.are still following it.
The rohbers are " supposed to be led by
Dick Yeager, an outlaw .who has head
quarters in Cheyenne County. If the posse
comes .up with the robbers a fight will
probably occur. '. . " . .
THE MESSENGERS STOUT.
His Wounds. Beceired While Guarding
His Car With a Rifle.
TOPEKA, KaxS., April 4.— Messenger J.
; Jones, one of the trainmen who was
wounded in the Rock Island robbery, gives
this' account:- • . . ,*'•*. ~ ----''..• ' '"
. "When the train was brought. to a stand
; still, I opened the door of the express-car
to see what was up.' At that instant I saw
• ' /several men rise up from the grass in a
• •".little ravine along the track. One of the
robbers shouted to -.me, 'Take your head
Ill.sh oot it off." I lost no time in
.".getting my bead inside the car. I slammed
jj the door and.locked it. Then the robbers
I opened' fire on. the car, at least 100 bullets
. perforating, it I Was seated. on a mail
.-. rack with my Winchester- across my knee,
I when I was struck in the left wrist.arid leg
'.- by a bullet. Mi-arm fell limp at my side.
Themthe robbers smashed- in- the door and
: worked frilly .an hour' trying to open the
.safe. .' Failing in this, they all went back
arid robbed the passengers. /*"::";".>-! - -?//
v 'While they were in my car some one
•carrying a lantern appeared some distance
: - front- . the car. • One •of • the ' robbers said :
;•'• '.Watch, me. put that light out.' Then he
'.' fired in' the direction, of ..the light and it
" disappeared at once.- Another robber said:
• *We'll show the Rock Island people .they
- can be held up as- well as other roads. ' "
• '. The railroad company has offered a re
ward of $1000. for. the arrest and conviction
• * ill" each of the. robbers. '/'"•'
. One .of.'ih'e -Men Killed and Others
..- •■ Wounded. 'During the- Fight.
'.: WICHITA, Rap., April 4;— Late to
night word was received from the Territory
-. that the posse.had come up with the Rock
-. Island train-robbers, and that in a fight
that ensued one man was killed and sev
eral injured: No names are given and it
• not likely, that further .particulars- can
he secured to-night. ■" -
:.. The leaders of the robbery* it is now
.'learned, were Charles Bailey and' Zyp
"Wyat't of .Irigalls, Payne County. They
• were recognized by ex-United States Mar
'■■ shal Grimes, who' was. a passenger on the
. train. They .'were formerly 'prisoners in
. his .custody, and greeted - him courteously.
: The others, were evidently local thieves
from Kingfisher.-' '.
.•• The delay caused by the robbers trying
to open the express.-car gave the passen
gers an' opportunity to stow away . part of
• their valuables. - What they handed to \
the 'robbers' were such amounts as they
chose to give up.- .The negro porter was
• forced ..to carry a- small sack and go in ad
tvance of ; the bandits. Bailey kept with
him to see that everybody ".chipped in,"
and.Wyatt held his gun ready to shoot
any one who dared to interfere.
EXECUTED BY ELECTRICITY.
' William Lake- Meets Legal Heath in the
. ■ . • ' " Auburn Prison.
.'■ AUBURN, N. V., April 4.-William
Lake was executed by electricity in the
. prison at 11 :45 a. m:
» William Lake murdered Emma Louisa
Hunt, a fellow-servant at the Van Camp
' " Homestead. near Carlton, in October, 18!>t.
The victim's head was beaten to a pulp and
.the body mutilated in a barbarous manner.
■Lake fled, but a few days later was cap
• .; "hired. .freely admitted the crime and
did hot plead any provocation or excuse.
: ; ; The crime had been deliberately planned,
: and 'the details committed to writing, to
gether with a brief story of the murderer's
; • liTe. The -fact that he was of illegitimate
• birth, he «aid, had embittered all his life.
: He had professed love for Miss Hunt, but
/ she refused his attentions and he deter
. mined to kill her.
Lake, upon his trial, expressed a desire
. togo'to the electrical chair, and ever since
his condemnation has said he would joy
: oUsly welcome the day of his execution.
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*--.•; LITIGATIOX SETTLED.
Suits for Possession of Colorado Mining
• • Property Won by Plaintiffs.
•DENVER, Colo., April 4.— The famous
Wood heirs litigation has been settled and
■..the plaintiffs have come into possession of
.. mining property in Aspen valued at
. $10,000,900. It was claimed that W. J.
. WoQd, a' poor Canadian who located the
Emma mine, was defrauded of his in
• terests ia that property. At the time of
his death he did not know how valuable
it was, and his heirs signed away their
claims to it for almost nothing. When
they discovered what they had done they
consulted attorneys and suit was begun in
the United States court. They obtained a
judgment for a one-third interest in the
Km ma mine and for $039,000 in cash.
It waa thought that the defendants
would appeal from this decision, but
finally they agreed to settle the matter
without further litigation, and all the
heir? will be enriched. All the heirs ex
cept Captain James 0. Wood of Chicago
have signed the contract and agreement.
Captain Wood la entitled to about one
twenty-seventh interest in the mine and
has the privilege to come in and sign with
the other heirs or enforce his proportion
ate share of the judgment, but no matter
which course he takes the owners will not
be embarrassed thereby.
SLUE AND GRAY UNITE.
Old Veterans Turn Out to Hear General
John B. (iordon J^eeture.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 4.— Nearly
9000 people, including 200 veterans, both
Federals and Confederates, numerous
army officers and civilians of prominence,
participated in the reception tendered Gen
eral John B. Gordon, the noted Georgian
Confederate, at the Coates House to-night.
General Gordon's coming to Kansas City is
to lecture for the benefit of the Veteran
Company A, and the veterans of both
armies joined in honoring him. He ar
rived early this evening and was met at the
depot by a reception committee, headed by
Mayor Davis. Eighty members of Veteran
Company A and 100 members of the ex-
Confederate Association, with Miss Nannie
Davis and Miss Nina Shelby leading the
way on two magnificent white horses, es
corted the party to the Coates House.
The reception, which lasted from 8:30
until 11 o'clock, was a brilliant success.
Among those present were many who
served with distinction in both the North
ern and Southern armies. They included
Governor William Stone, Major William
Warner, past grand commander of the G.
A. R. ; Colonel R. T. Van Home, General
Joe O. Shelby, General Frank Askew,
Major T. A. Baldwin, U.S.A.; General
Milton Moore, General George H. Nettle
ton, General H. F. Deval and General J. A.
Wickham. To-morrow General Gordon
will be a guest of the Daughters of the
Confederac}', who have arranged a recep
tion for him. In the evening he lectured
at the Auditorium on "The Last Days of
MINIATURE MEXICAN WAR.
Followers of Saint Teresa En
deavor to Rescue Prison
ers in a Town.
Troops Are Ordered to the Scene to
Preserve Order and Arrest
GALVESTON, Tex., April 4.— A letter
to the News from Presidio, Tex., on the
Rio Grande, tells of an incipient insurrec
tion among Mexican fanatics. The trouble
which has been brewing among the Mexi
cans on the border over the person known
tfs "Saint Teresa," who claims power to
perform miracles, broke out agaiti thin
week. Saint Teresa has been declared to
be a man and therefore a fraud, the more
ignorant of the Mexicans being greatly
stirred up about the matter.
The miniature revolution which took
place at Mulatto has culminated at Oji
nango, Presidio del Norte, Mexico. The
prisoners taken at Mulatto were placed in
jail at Ojinango, the hunchback leader of
the "Saint's" party demanding the surren
der of the prisoners, and upon being refused
he sent word to Ojinango that he would
use force to obtain them. The hunchback
started with an armed force of 150 men.
The authorities, hearing of his approach,
started a force to meet him, and in the
fight which ensued, which was kept up un
til dark, eight were reported dead on both
sides and several wounded. The authori
ties retreated to Ojinango and the hunch
back remained outside the walls of the
city, threatening for three days. Ojin
ango is in a state of siege, the women and
children have crossed the Rio Grande into
Texas for safety.
To-day fifty gendarmes will concentrate
at Ojinango and by to-morrow troops from
Chihuahua will be on the scene of action.
MURDERED IX WYOMING.
Tlie Mayor of Casper Kills a Sheep-
Herder for Family Reasons.
CASPER, Wyo., April 4.— Senator J. J.
Hurt, the Mayor of Casper, shot William
Milne, a sheep-herder, last night. Hurt
fired five shots, all taking effect. Milne is
dead. Hurt claims that Milne was too
intimate with the former's wife. Senator
Hurt is one of the largest sheep-owners in
Senator riurt is widely known through
out the State on account of his large in
terests in the wool industry and his eccen
tric ideas in reference to free trade. He
was prominently mentioned as a candidate
for Governor on the Democratic ticket four
years ago. He is reputed to be one of the
wealthiest men in Central Wyoming.
Milne, the murdered man, was a sheep
herder, and had been in Mra. Hurt's em
ploy for many years.
CAPTURED THE ROBBERS.
Two Boys Under Arrest for Holding Up
a Colorado Gambling- Room.
GLEN WOOD SPRINGS, Colo., April 4.—
Sheriff Wart has captured two members of
the gang that raided the Silver Club
gambling-rooms last week, securing $615.
The prisoners are Oliver Jacobs and Bob
Moore, neither of whom is over 22 years
old. Being confronted with the evidence
of their guilt they broke down and told
the officers how they came on horseback to
Glenwood, left their horses at the race
track, met a confederate who came on the
train, accomplished their mission and all
proceeded together to the edge of the town,
where their confederate left them, taking
with .him the boodle, but promising to
meet them at Aspen Junction. The boys
then got on their horses and rode home,
where they waited anxiously for their
friend, who never came.
Captain McKay Dead.
BOSTON, Maps., April 4. — Captain
Lauchlin McKay, one of the McKay broth
ers, shipbuilders of East Boston, died last
night. He was born in Shelburne, N. S.,
in 1811. He, with Isaac Webb of this city,
was appointed a carpenter on the United
States gunboat Constellation, aboard which
David G. Farragut was a lieutenant. Dur
ing the reign of clipper ships McKay, with
his brother Donald, built and managed a
number. Since 1876 he has conducted a
general shipping business in New York.
Sentenced to Ten Year*.
FAYETTE, Mo., April 4.— The jury in
the Harlan case for the murder of C. W.
Moore at Cedar City, February 27, 1894, re
turned a verdict to-day and assessed the
punishment at ten years in the peniteu*
THE SAl* FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1895.
SAMOA LAND CLAIMS.
Report of Commissioner
MANY TITLES DEFECTIVE
Rights to the Acreage of the
San Francisco Company
FEW BONA-FIDE AMERICANS.
The Government's Station In Pango-
Pango Bay Not as Valuable as
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.-The re
port of W. L. Chambers, United States
Land Commissioner to Samoa, dated
February 3, 1895, was made public to-day.
Mr. Chambers was one of the three Com
missioners appointed by the treaty powers
of Great Britain, Germany and the United
States, under the provisions of the Berlin
treaty, to adjust and settle all claims of
aliens to land in Samoa.
The annual meeting of the committee
was held January 4, 1894, at Apia. The
reports include all the title papers to
Samoan lands, and are of considerable
value. An exhibit attached to the report
shows that the total number of claim* filed
before the committee was ."5492. Of these,
1422 were German, 1757 British, 307 Ameri
can. 828 French and 13 miscellaneous.
The total claims aggregated 1,(>91,892
acres, while the island contains 950,000
acres. Only 8 per cent of the claims were
The vast bulk of acreage claimed by
Americans was rejected because of the
manifestly inadequate consideration given
for it and because the titles were defective
under several of the provisions of the
treaty. About 21,000 acres were confirmed
to Americans. Most of them belonged to
a corporation composed of San Francisco
"At the time the investigation took
place," says Mr. Chambers, "this corpora
tion was insolvent, and is still reported in
solvent. The titles were confirmed to cer
tain trustees. None of the stockholders re
sided in Samoa, and so far as my investi
gation of the matter went none of them
had ever resided there, nor has the com
pany nor its trustees an agent in the coun
try. Deducting the land confirmed to this
company, I think it is a safe estimate that
not exceeding 2000 acres were confirmed to
claimants. Almost all the land of the San
Francisco company is fur salt' and is liable
to be sold, if at all, to England's or Ger
many's subjects rather than to Americans,
for whatever inducements there may be
for English or German investment in the
Samoan Islands, I cannot see that there
exists any reason for further American in
Continuing, Mr. Chambers says he heard
of only nineteen bona-tide Americans in
the country exclusive of officials and does
not believe there are thirty Americans
there all told, including those who claim
citizenship through naturalization. He
says there are several well-to-do Americans
engaged in mercantile pursuits, one of
whom is the wealthiest man in the coun
try. Some of these are married to native
women and probably will never return to
the United States.
"I have been thus explicit in reference to
the property owned by Americans as well
as to the number of Americans in the
country in order that the department may
know our relationship to Samoa as it
was developed in the course of the investi
gations into land titles, and because I con
ceive it my duty to let our Government
know how insignificant such interests
In reference to Pango-Pango Bay Mr.
Chambers says that the claim of the
United States Government was examined
and confirmed, but that the claims are by
no means so valuable as the American
people seem to think. What are thought
to be the most valuable parts of the shore
of the bay have never been acquired by the
United States. The harbor is so deep and
the bay so small that not more than three
or four ships could be anchored there in
case the wind was blowing either into the
harbor or off shore.
He recommends that if our ports are con
sidered to be really of value steps should
be taken to acquire such additional rights
as may make those already held of use.
He argues, however, that the station is not
likely to be of further use, and thinks the
advisability of making future investments
there should be fully considered before
taking any further steps in the matter.
Two Banks in Trouble.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.-The
Comptroller of the Currency to-day re
ceived notice that the First National Bank
of Ravenna, Nebr., had suspended, and
immediately ordered Examiner Howey to
take charge. The bank had a capital of
$f)000. The Comptroller ordered Examiner
Ganner to take charge of the First National
Bank of Dublin, Tex. This bank has for
some time been in process of liquidation,
but the progress made was entirely unsat
isfactory, and as a sequence action was
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.-The
Naval Inspection Board, which recently
made a careful inspection of the United
States steamship Chicago, has reported to
the Secretary of the Navy, suggesting im
The board expresses the opinion that her
battery should be brought up to date;
that while the eight-inch guns be retained,
rapid-fire five-inch rifles be substituted for
the six and five inch breech-loaders. It is
also held that the masts and rigging of the
Ch icago are of no service.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.-Sarah
Williams lias been commissioned postmis
tress at Douglass Flat, Cal., and Marie
Daniels at Picard, Cal. Special mail mes
senger service from Panoche, Cal., to Idria,
San Benito County, will be discontinued.
A postoflice has been established at Illahe,
Curry County, Colo, (special from Gold
Beach), Elijah J. Brice, postmaster.
Smuggling in Washington.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.— The
notice of the Washington Custom-house
has been called to the suspiciously low
price which is being charged for opium in
the Chinese quarter of the city, and a spe
cial agent, who is known around head
quarters as "the opium man," is at work
on the case. His attention was attracted
to this circumstance several months ago.
Evidence has been secured which warrants
the belief that the stuff is being smuggled.
It is being brought in surreptitiously,
probably being landed from the river, as
Washington is one of the easiest places to
smugglers in the country, because customs
officers are few and they are not, it is said,
so suspicious as those in ports where
smuggling is always looked upon as a
probability. Efforts are being made to
trace to its source all the opium which is
being sold In the city.
XX TRA-S ESSION TA LX.
The Itleu Una Died Out and Cleveland
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.— Talk
of an extra session of Congress has almost
totally subsided ana the surface indica
tions, which a short time ago seemed to
point to a possible assembling of the
Fifty-fourth Congress before next Decem
ber, have disappeared. Treasury onicials
profess to be confident of the ability of the
Government to worry along without fur
ther legislative assistance, their confidence
being based to a large extent upon the ap
parent safety of the gold reserve from
raids, under agreement with the syndicate
with whom the last bond deal was made.
Nearly a month's trial of the conditions
under which that deal was effected has
proven, it is thought, that if the syndicate
continues to play fair there need be no
further apprehension of raids upon the
The probability of a heary deficit in the
revenues, with consequent necessity for
remedial legislation, is declared to be un
likely. Politicians say that President
Cleveland is very much relieved to have
Congress off his mind, and thit he would
regard the necessity for an extra session as
a political misfortune at this time, and
would postpone the calling of one until
the last minute for that reason.
It is said that the President would be
exceedingly sorry to have a Republican
Congress in session while the administra
tion is wrestling with foreign problems
that are to come up for settlement within
the next few months.
The administration is burning with a
keen desire to make some political capital
out of the foreign affairs during this recess
of Congress, and wants to be left alone in
its effort. The Republican Congress will
insist, perhaps, upon a different method of
procedure than one which would commend
itself to Mr. Cleveland and Gresham, and
might indulge in criticism if things were
not done just to the liking of Congress.
TALK OF REORGANIZATION.
Forecast of the Chairmanships
of Various Senate Com
Silver Men Will Have a Say Re
garding the Arrangements
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.— A re
port has been circulated from Washington
to the effoct that when the reorganization
of ttie Senate shall be made, as it is gener
ally conceded that it will be by the Re
publicans at the beginning of the next ses
sion of Congress, Senator Morrill, who
stands at the head of the Republican mem
bership of the Finance Committee, will re
tire in order to allow Senator Sherman to
be made chairman. It is understood that
Morrill has not only not given authority
for the announcement, but his closest
friends say that he will expect to be re
stored to the position of chairman, which
he held previous to the reorganization of
the committee by the Democrats at the
beginning of the present Congress. Senator
Morrill's friends scout the idea that his
age is such as to call for his retirement
from the head of this committee. It is also
understood that the announcement of a
probability of a change did not originate
with .Senator Sherman.
There is little doubt that if Senator Mor
rill should relinquish the chairmanship
Mr. Sherman would be his successor, but
there is no reason for believing that he
would even then unduly press the matter.
He is at the head of the Republican mem
bership on foreign relations, which in cer
tain contingencies would be a more impor
tant committee than even the Committee
on Finance, and stands next to Mr. Morrill
on that committee, so that in the event of
Mr. Morrill's retirement from the Finance
Committee, Mr. Sherman would then be
entitled to his choice between the two.
Financial questions are his specialty, and
it is altogether probable that if the oppor
tunity to choose between the two were
given he would select the committee afford
ing work most in accord with his in-,
While there is little doubt as to the j
chairmanship of the committees, the prob- j
abilities are very great that the Republi
cans will have no little difficulty in choos
ing a successor on the committee to Sen
ator McPherson. The filling of this place
will in all probability be the first contest j
which will occur in the next Congress be
tween the silver and anti-silver men, and i
the fight will be none the less fierce be
cause fought under cover.
The silver men now have a majority of
one in the committee, live of the six men
constituting this majority being Demo
crats. The silver men are also in the ma
jority in the Senate, but wili be in the mi
nority in the Republican caucus. Under
ordinary circumstances the caucus would
control, and in that event, and if left free
to act untrammeled, there is no doubt an
anti-silver man would be selected for the
The silver Republicans have, however,
already given notice that the place must
be filled by a man from among their ranks,
and say that in case of failure to make
this concession they will demand recogni
tion and leave the matter with the Demo
crats, who would probably fill the vacancy
with a free-silver man.
The names most prominently heard in
connection with the vacancy are those of
Senator Cameron of Pennsylvania, Senator
Wolcott of Colorado and Senator Platt of
Connecticut, the first two being favorable
to silver and the last opposed to it. Sen
ator Wolcott's name is also mentioned in
connection with one of, the vacancies in
the Committee on Foreign Relations', and
it is considered probable that in view of
Senator Cameron's long service in the
Senate and of his attitude in favor of a
protective tariff policy, as well as of sil
ver, Mr. Wolcott's friends may agree to a
compromise which will give the place on
Foreign Relations to Mr. Wolcott and
that on Finance to Mr. Cameron.
It has been suggested that, in order to
make a place on the committee for Mr.
Platt, the committee membership shall be
increased from eleven to thirteen. This
would permit the appointment of both
a silver and anti-silver advocate by the Re
publicans, and also the appointment of an
other Democrat on the committee, and the
change may be made.
It is recalled that the committee has
been increased from seven members to the
present number in comparatively recent
The Trouble With Great
Britain May Involve
AWAITING THE ANSWER.
The Republic Will Fight Before
It Will Submit to For
ENGLAND'S REASONS GIVEN.
The Right of the United States as
an Arbitrator Not Admitted
by the Crown.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.—ln
formation at hand to-day points to the
probability of the United States becoming
more seriously involved with Great Britain
in the Venezuela dispute. Diplomatic and
political circles are keenly interested in
this situation, and the matter was a sub
ject of general comment to-day.
The politicians say that this question is
to furnish a basis for the administration to
make either good political capital for itself
in the next few months or else to make a
disastrous break. With this question to
the front, the President is likely to be
doubly thankful that the possibilities of
the necesssity for calling an extra session of
Congress are not imminent. Among the
Republicans there is a feeling of satisfac
tion that the administration has a clear
field for the handling of the impending
foreign complications, for they are stout in
their belief that the Republican party will
not lose any prestige by the outcome.
It is stated by persons in a position to
speak with authority that as soon as Vene
zuela is convinced Great Britain has finally
decided not to arbitrate or settle the boun
dary dispute as suggested by the United
States through Enibassador Bayard, the
southern republic will regretfully but reso
lutely resort to what she regards as her
: only course— a resort to force. It is de
i olaml that her people are ready to see their
j homes and their cities desolated and laid
in ashes rather than to submit to what
they regard as national dishonor. It is
said that the contention with Great. Britain
is not so much one of territory as of senti
ment. So firmly impressed have the peo
ple become with this that the opinion is
expressed that they would rather see the
country go out of existence than pass into
the practical control of foreign hands.
A strong feeling exists in the Venezuelan
Government that the United States will
I not stand idly by if a resort to force is
! made. It is understood that the position
| of Great Britain in declining the sugges
i tion of the United States for the settlement
of the trouble with Venezuela is substan
tially as follows:
First— Great Britain takes the position
' that the question of arbitration was once
before proposed by Venezuela. At that
time the Foreign Office gave the subject
must careful attention, and submitted a re
i ply embodying a proposition to arbitrate
I certain definite subjects of the controversy.
I To this proposition Venezuela has never
i made a reply, either accepting or rejecting
the proposed basis of arbitration. Under
> the circumstances it is not desirable to
proceed to a second proposal of arbitra
tion when the first remains unanswered.
Second — In any event there are certain
portions of that territory to which Vene
! zuela lays claim which under no circum
\ stances will be made the subject of arbi
| tration, as they are recognized portions of
I the British domain, and are not, therefore,
j subjects in which the question of arbitra
j tion could be invoked.
Third — The subject-matter is one be
! tweeo Great Britain and Venezuela, so that
the good offices of the United States are
not essential to a settlement, as it is not
understood that the United States has as
sumed a protectorate over Venezuela or
her interests other than that of a friendly
To Examine Torpedo- Boat PTana.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.— Tn an
swer to the advertisement sent out by the
department some time ago calling for pro
posals for building three torpedo-boats,
two classes of bids were received, one for
building the boats under prepared plans
of the department, and one under the
original plans submitted by the bidders.
Some of the bidders have tried to persuade
the Secretary of the Navy that their plans
were better than the department's de
signs, and, realizing that the bureau might
feel a natural predisposition for their own
plans, the Secretary has created a special
board to examine all of the designs and
report upon their merits. The board will
meet next Monday to begin its work.
JVo Action Taken.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.— No
action has yet been taken in the case of
Mrs. Helm, Postmistress of Elizabethtown,
Ky., whose office was recently investigated
by the department. It is probable that the
report of the inspector will be considered
by the President and Postmaster-General.
Mrs. Helm is a sister of Mrs. Abraham
Lincoln and her retention in the office is
asked by Senators Blackburn and Lindsay,
while the appointment of Mr. Joplin has
been submitted by Mr. Montgomery, who
lives at Elizabethtown, and up to March 4
was the representative of the district in
Japanese Go to Honolulu.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.— ln a
report to the State Department, Ellis Mills,
United States Consul-General at Honolulu,
announces the arrival there on March 14
of the German ship Independent with 624
Japanese laborers, 111 being women. The
men are under contract to work at $12 50
and the women at $8 per month.
Guarding Grain Reports.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.—Secre
tary Morton, in order to prevent the
monthly grain reports of the Agricultural
Department from getting to speculators in
advance, has made changes in forty-four of
the State agencies, and further measnres
will be taken to prevent leaks.
Office-Seelterg Are Plentiful.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April
master-General Wilson has already been
crowded with applications for positions,
many persons seemingly being of the opin
ion that a change in the head of the Post
office Department means changes in other
Price of Reef Increased.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 4.— During
the last six weeks the price of beef in this
city has increased so rapidly and so con
stantly that the butchers, to say nothing
of their patrons, are complaining. The
butchers say it is not their fault nor the
fault of the packers, but that the whole
difficulty is due to the increase in the price
of live cattle. In the time noted prices
have increased 30 to SS per cent.
FOUGHT O VER LAND.
Two Men and a Woman Have a Fatal
Dispute in Oklahoma.
PERRY, O. T., April 4. — News has
reached here this evening of a terrible
shooting affray that occurred twenty miles
east of here, near Morrison, between Al
Cook, Dock Bennett and Mrs. Magee Lan
caster. It seems that the trio were claim
ants for the same quarter section of land.
Cook bought out the woman's interest yes
terday, and he commenced to move into
the woman's house this morning, when a
After shooting Bennett in the head and
fatally wounding him Cook fell with a
bullet in his heart from Bennett's gun.
During the melee the woman received a
bullet in the thigh and in defending her
self with an ax cut Bennett badly. The
woman is seriously wounded, but may re
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS IN BRIEF.
William Steenstrand, the cotton king who
exploited the great corner in cotton in 1890,
which res ul ted in his losing $5 ,000, 000, is dead.
The New York Assembly bill prohibiting all
pool-selling, book-making, bets and wagers has
passed the Assembly— ayes 92, noes 1. It now
goes to the Senate.
The upper house of the Prussian Diet has re
ferred to a special committee the proposal of
Count yon Mirbach for an international con
ference on the currency question. .
About 150 press-feeders, helpers and job
pressmen quit work in the Job printing offices
of Detroit, Mich. They demand a-a increase of
wages. Two small concerns yielded, but the
large offices refused.
Commissioner Stump of the Immigration
Bureau ordered the discharge of Franz yon
Reet, the Antwerp diamond-cutter detained at
New York by the local immigration authorities
as an alien contract laborer.
The National Bank of Commerce of Cleveland,
Ohio, has begun attachment proceedings
against the Findlay Rolling Company. The
amount claimed is $38,950 79. These proceed
ings will probably close the mills temporarily
The executive board of the Pittsburg district
of the Tinted Mineworkers was in session at
Pittsburg, Pa. No information was given out.
It is not considered probable that the meeting
will develop any weakness on the part of the
strikers, as the outlook is favorable to them.
The annual report of the Canadiau Pacific
Railway shows, after the payment of all
interest, rental and other mandatory charges
due up to this time and the payment of the
dividend on preferred stock to April 1, that the
company has $2,193,000 cash in bank and is
entirely free from floating debt.
Captain Howgate has been indicted again for
alleged frauds on the (Tovernmeut during the
time he was disbursing officer of the Signal
Service. There are three indictments. One
alleges the forgery of a $4000 account with the
American Union Telegraph Company in 1879,
another an embezzlement and the third a falsi
fication of accounts.
The first notable movement in the republic
relating to the proposition to re-elect Porfirio
Diaz President has taken form with the Club
Liberal Tabasqueno of Tabasco, Mexico, city
and Btate. The cmb unqualifiedly indorses
General Diaz for re-election in 1890, and a
resolution to that effect is being numerously
signed in many quarters. It is pretty well un
derstood that Diaz is willing to complete the
century in the executive chair.
Acquitted of One Charge.
EVAXSVILLE, Ind., April 4.— Hiram
A. Foulkes, late cashier of the Vincennes
National Bank, on trial in the United
States court here, was acquitted to-day of
violating the national banking laws. He
is b«Mng tried now on a charge of perjury
in certifying to false returns.
I NEW TO-DAY. :]■ j ■ ;.',;'..'• ' :.:: •':•,-. - 1 .
. 1- •' . "". Cartloads Upon cart-
■ .. loads have been dcliv-
. ered- and unpacked.
ALL=WOOL ■■■•■.; .. Theproductsof.all the
CHP V I OT ' : ' best manufacturers, for
CtlcVIU I o i QOC V
Spring 1895, have been
an " ■ •• . drawn u.ppn.: What
WORSTED there is in the world of
CITIXC Cm ' ■■•'■. that is worth
bUI io)«Plv» • :- " .wearing and that ia in
$1 2 and $ 1 5. • " ■-■'•"'• good taste an in" sea- '
son is now represented
You are not supposed • - .. . ...^ -'on our counter^;; •• . "
to buy until you are I ■#-« T"/^trt C?/^ l\f ' ' ■"" ; ' " ' :
sure that these prices HI LCiloCiy LISTEN V
are 30 per cent cheaper . . . ** ■ . ■ '.• • ••.••.
than any other store's. . . - . We are the-oniy large
— " I nterestinsr dealers, of- -C lothing in '
2^^^ .-.this city- who buy
2^^ m •w .; . everything ' for SPOT
I |"^^ HI ■■-■'•* '-■-■'• . CASH; We need not
OVER= tvlllO -.•■-.. • patronize' job lot ; and
rT\ A »t«^ ' : ■■. ■ ' auction houses to get
vUA 1 O low prices; That's why
In the newest and most ■ we can. offer goods, that
fashionable materials, • are up . to . date at price 3
,«bo tO €1 "" . • •: that -others cannot
4>O TO 4) Id* ' that others cannot
We want to sell you ••■ touch within SO to 40
one of these after you • per. een,t. ." •■" •' :
admit that It takes 40 • .•■... •
per cent more to get it . 'SEE
elsewhere. ■ 1 r • . . .^.
I #*l -^- 1^ /^k • .If it isn't/so. Look at
, . 111 V>l 1 x*^ . ... our windows; examine
v m^ •*•' ■ ; our goods inside.; take *
™ l\/l *-l -4-«4-y-V^» .-^ -"jCf ■ your choice, of ' suit . or
PANTS iTIS L LCI OT ••garment, and ; :if at
We have about 10,000 • ': " -. > A home you change your
We have about 10,000 • . . •■ •. :.-:.• .
pairof the latest fabrics Q^^^^ " " mind Come and : get
of Europe and America. 7^ fj IT AII Of ' .YOUR MONEY
, $2 to $8. V O' • ' BACK ! v.tfr ; .
Same patterns at the -^ 1 J^ • '" But whether you buy
fine : tailors at just C. I #^| | M I'fi O° • here ' or. elsewhere, -.be.
double the money. Vl V/tl 1 111^9 _•" wa r n c.d .a gai n's t
. . . «' whoiesale' tailors "
' . ■ and '$10 rnade-toorder
— . •■-• • suits— unlegs, you .are
• after ■ worthless, stuff
CONFIRM A- . • . . and worthless Chinese
TION SUITS, : workmhnsh^ ;.
Good ones, $6. . . •■ '•".•.'•• ••-
The finest $12.50. ': -vyjj ARE HEAD-'
Neither we nor any " • - QUARTE r S ;"
one else ever brought • ■ *.■...:.. :
such an assortment to •' . CHILDREN'S: . :
this city. ' .CLOTHING, "•'•. ■
&CO.,- ; "'■.:■ Vo[
ONLY ONE-PRICE CLOTHIERS,
924=930 Market Street, ■'.■
INSPECT THE CANAL.
The Commission to Soon
Start for Nicaragua
LITTLE TIME LEFT THEM.
Formal Instructions Will Be
Issued From Washington
TO GO DIRECT TO GREYTOWN.
The Final Report Must Be Ready
for Publication Not Later Than
WASHINGTON, D.C. ; April 4.-It is ex
pected the Nicaragua^ Canal 'Commission
will start for Nicaragua within- two weeks,
as it is realized the time at its. disposal is
short, when the work to be done is corir
sidered. Major Luillo'w probably will be
the president of the. commission by virtue
of his brevet rank of. colonel. .He is in
I London on duty as a military attache pf
the American, embassy, and it is believed
his thorough acquaintance with the Brit
! ish view of the canal ; project will be ol
value to the commission. . ... ' : •■:•.
He will be instructed by cable to take the
I first, steamer for the United States and
come to Washington- The wmimssion.
I will organize an outline of its plan of oper
ations, and then go to Ne>v York, where a
thorough examination' will be made of the
details of the survey and wording, plans of
the canal com pariVj with the. piirpose of
saving time, and work in the "field.
Returning to Washington, the commis
! sion vvill - receive , formal.' ..instructions
! from the Secretary; of State, 'tfieji proceed
to Mobile and sail on the United States
1 steamer Montgomery for Greyt&wn, at the
eastern terminus of th.c canal:
The season will riot be. wieli-suited to the
iield work, as there is always ah abundance
of rain to be expected in the ' summer
1 months, and the party will have .to rough
it, principally on the. east side, the
j swamp jungles are impassable on horse
i back and there are no roads.
The canal company; however, vs doing
I what it can to facilitate the labors of the
commission, and has already seait prdersto
Greytown to put laborers to work chopping
away the jungle from the canal route. ..
It is believed with average weather the
j commission can. complete the work in Nic
i aragua in about two months : and. be back
! in the United States ready, to; begin com-
I piling its report, which iniist be ready by
! next November. '•
CHICAGO, 111., April 4.— Alfred Noble
! of Chicago, who has been named bv.Pxesi
j dent Cleveland as the civilian wb,o is to be.
I one of the three Commissioners .to look
over the proposed route of the Nicaragua
canal and report to Congress as to its
feasibility, is one of the best known civil
egi neers in the country. He is 50. years
of age and was . born" in Michigan. For
i twelve years he was assistant United States
i engineer at Sanlt Ste. Marie. The last
work of. importance with w.hLciihewas
I connected was the construction of the
| bridge across- the Mississippi River an
Memphis. . ■':'■.:■ , . ;