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SANTA ROSA FETE.
Active Preparation for
the Second Annual
THE CARNIVAL OF ROSES.
Public -Spirited People Are
Working Hard to Assure
ROSES WILL BE EVERYWHERE.
Interesting Events That Will Hap
pen After the Fair Queen
SANTA ROSA, Cal., April s.— The Rose
Carnival Association is actively engaged
in making preparations for the festivities
of May B, 9 and 10 in this city. Its mem-
C. 0. DUNBAR. A. R. HARDTN. ORANT 0. RICHARDS.
THREE PROMINENT MEMBERS OF THE ROSE CARNIVAL ASSO
bers meet daily, and whether in offices or
on the streets, the burden of their dis
course is "carnival."
A. EL Hardin, son of Major Hardin. the
cattleman, is president of the association,
C. 0. Dunbar the secretary, and the board
of directors has been appointed on com
mittees as follows: Mrs. L. W. Burns, col
lection of flowers; Mrs. W. A. Finley, J.
W. Oates, reception and entertainment;
Mrs. M. Doyle, Miss Addie Elliott, interior
decorations and Moral show; Mrs. K. M.
Stewart. Miss E. J. Holman, battle of
flowers: Miss Virginia Thompson, J. P.
Overton, bell; Grant O. Richards, finance;
T. I. Keegan, parade; R. AY. Hawley,
street decorations; A. R. Hardin, trans
portation and advertising; C. 0. Dunbar,
J. T. Campbell, Mark L. McDonald Jr..
J)r. J. M. Porterand L. W. Julliard have
been added to the committee on reception
- Daria 4o t.h» board of die
It must Be admitted that the various
committees have broad ideas as to the
scope of the carnival, and that they have
accomplished much already by way of \
ration. They propose that it shall ■
be worthy of Santa Rosa and the Sonoma
Valley, and they are fully impressed with
its importance as a unique advertisement
of their vicinity, since it will show to the
inhabitants of less favored places the spec
tacle of millions of roses everywhere upon
A TYPICAL ROSE TREE IN A SANTA ROSA GARDEN.
[From a photograph.]
the streets in early May, with still more '
left growing in the gardens.
The programme of the rose carnival has
assumed definite proportions, so that it is
now possible to state what the festivities ;
will be like.
The carnival will begin on May 8 with ;
the arrival of the queen. It will fail to her ;
lot to open the Sower show, which is to
continue for three days. The association
hopes to be able to construct a pavilion
for -the show, and failing in this theexbttri- ;
tion of flowers will be held in Ridwav
Hall, opposite the Courthouse.
On May 9 the floral procession will take
place. Forming out on McDonald avenue,
this beautiful pageant will move down
town and pass along the main streets to
i Francisco and North Pacific Rail
way ,-tation, where it will turn and coun
termarch up Fourth street. The streets
will be decorated with bunting and flowers,
and instead of merchandize in store win
t here will be banks of gorgeous
blossoms. Opposite the railway station
there will be a floral gate full across the
street and of original design. It is to be
draped witn stuffs of rich colors and
studded with electric lights for night ef
fects, while all over its surface will be
Farther hd Fourth street a grand
floral arch will stand, resting on the curb
stones and spreading clear over the way of
Queen Flora and her retinue.
Aa soon as the procession returns to the
Courthouse square the battle of roses will
begin. A grand stand in front of the
Courthouse will form one point of attack,
while parties will take positions on bal
conies and shower roses down upon the
throng in carriages and on foot, who in
turn will hurl back defiance with baskets
oi fragrant roses, and only roses.
The floats are to be judged as they pass
m procession and in the battle of roses,
and thru at night prizes for the most
original and most beautiful floral vehicles
will be awarded at the concert and enter
tainment which close the day's pleasure.
As many as thirty different prizes are
offered for novel designs, which may be
wrought with flowers after allegorical or
The third day will be given to athletic
sports downtown and to bicycle racing at
the racetrack. In the evening there will
be a grand ball preceded by novel flower
dances by young ladies and children. The
ball will be a fancy dress affair at which
the young ladies are expected to represent
various flowers. The festivities will close
with the distribution of prizes for most
original or effective fancy dresses. But the
fragrance of the roses may hang round
Santa Rosa for days afterward.
The committee on transportation is try
ing to secure a dollar rate for return tickets
from San Francisco, and hope to succeed,
as there is every reason to believe that the
inducement of such a fare would attract
thousands from that city. All things con
sidered indications point to an event that
wili add greatly to Santa Rosa's reputation
as the city of ruses.
FALL OF A SOCIETY MAX.
Forger Overly Sentenced to Two Tears'
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., April s.— "Walter
W. Overly, who was at one time a promi
nent society young man of Kansas City,
and who married a daughter of an official
of the Chicago, Burlington and . Quincy
Railroad, has been sentenced to two years'
imprisonment in the penitentiary for
forgery. He is also charged with stealing
several hundred dollars' worth of tickets
from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas
Railroad office here, and is now on trial
Overly eloped from Kansas City with his
bride and came to this city several months
ago. He ran out of funds, and in order to
cet sufficient money with which to leave
town he is alleged to have stolen the rail
road tickets, which he forged and sold to
scalpers. He was arrested in Waco, after
an exciting chase, a few we^ks ago.
liUCKIXG THE BELL 'PHOXEB.
JNVtr Lines to Be Put In All Over the
CHICAGO, Irx.,' April 5.-The Times-
Herald to-day reiterates that the big new
' telephone enterprise in opposition to the
j Bell is backed by the sugar trust, the Stan
dard Oil Company, the Crocker interests of
< alifornia and thf Pullman Company in
terests. It is stated that this combination
is behind the Cosmopolitan electric ordi
j nance, which played such an important part
I in the recent Chicaeo municipal election.
The new company is the Standard Tele
phone Com i>any of New Yoik. The elec
trical devices to be used are those of Allen
T. Nye, who made a prolonged tight on the
original patent covering the transmission
of speech by means of wire. The company
i proposes to put in telephones all over the
country at the uniform price of $25 per
year. The Nye devices are already in use
in New York and New England, it is said,
and it is promised that 5000 will be in use
in Chicago within a year. Nine local com
panies have already been formed east of
the Mississippi River, and others are
in process of organization to cover the re
mainder of the territory in the United
States, British provinces and Mexico.
An epoch in Chicago's progress was
marked by the tablet erected to commem-
orate track elevation. The record of
Price's Cream Baking Powder as a life
saving factor is likewise an enviable one.
J'ASSETi TUROVGH TEXAS.
Therefore Standard Oil Officials Are Fugi-
tirrx From Justice.
WACO, Tex., April s.— County Attorney
Joseph W. Taylor has been informed re
cently that John W. Rockefeller and sev
eral members of the Standard Oil Com
pany, whose names are in the famous in
dictment, were i n Waco. The story goes
that Rockefeller and his friends went to
Mexico from a Florida point, and, after
enjoying an excursion through Mexico,de
termined to make an overland run back to
New York. Entering Texas at Eagle Pass
they went through Waco, over the Mis
souri, Kansas and Texas, incog., in a
sleeper, keeping the doors locked as long
as they were on Texas soil. Judge R. L.
Henry, ex-Assistant Attorney-General, said
that if they had hem in Texas since the
bills were returned they are fugitives from
justice, and Governor Morton can no longer
refuse the Governor's requisition.
A Rich rein of Gold.
SALT LAKE, Utah, April 5.— A report
has been received here that J. H. Erick
son, prospecting near Milford, Utah, has
discovered a rich vein of gold. About two
feet of the vein assays $250 to the ton,
while six inches of the vein runs over
$30,000 per ton.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1895.
NOT LA MAFIA'S ACT.
At Least Five Persons
Killed by the Big
BODIES IN THE RUINS.
Boulet, a Marked Man, Says
His Enemies Did Not Do
THEY HAVE STJEEK WEAPONS.
Stories of the Terrible Disaster at
New Orleans Told by the
NEW ORLEANS, La., April s. —The
fearful explosion which wrecked Salathe's
saloon, the ship chandlery and Fisher
man's Exchange, the adjoining saloon,
two landmarks opposite the French Mar
ket, resulted in the death of at least five
persons. The Salathes, husband, wife and
their little babe; Paul Rigaud, the bar
keeper, and John Edwards were the vic
tims whose bodies have been recovered.
The Salathe servants spent the night else
where and escaped. Two children who
were dragged from the ruins, although
badly bruised and shocked, will live. Half
a dozen people in the vicinity were injured
by falling debris, but all will recover.
The barroom was generally crowded at
the hour of the fatality; but from all ac
counts there seems to have been a provi
dential lull in trade when the explosion
L. A. Boulet, who had such a narrow
escape, when asked if he thought the ex
plosion was an attempt to kill him for
having slain Balestraci, shook his head
and replied that he thought not.
"The Mafia," he said, "would not adopt
such means to kill their victim. They
have other and surer means of doing this
kind of work. I firmly believe that the
explosion was the result of an accident."
This man Ariestene Balestraci and Bou
let were in the saloon business together.
Boulet's wife contracted a liaison with
Balestraci, which caused Boulet to leave
her. Balestraci would taunt Boulet with
his dishonor, but was always surrounded
by friends when doing so. Two years ago
they met at the French Market, and
Balestraci, who was carrying a cane, drew
from its sheath a large sword, with which
he attacked Boulet. The latter drew a re
volver, liredand killed the Italian.
The trial resulted in Boulet's acquittal.
Ever since then Boulet has been looked
upon as a marked man. His friends tried
to persuade him to leave the city, or, at
least, to stay away from the market, but
ho refused. Last night he occupied a room
over the barroom on the second floor, and it
is believed the explosion was done for th»
simple purpose of killing him. Balestraei
was the leader of the Italian colony and
just the sort of a man to be at the head of
* C. H. Whitty, collector of the French
Market, was standing on the corner oppo
site the saloon when the explosion took
place. Pie was in the habit of going to the
saloon often during the night to chat with
the barkeeper, whom he knew very well,
and had just walked across from the mar
k»t to the corner when the explosion oc
curred. He said it was accompanied by a
terrific sound, apparently half smothered,
as if blown up from the bottom of the
building. The edifice trembled, and then
went up with a tremendous convulsion,
throwing parts of the building high in the
air, tearing down the Ursuline-street wall,
and leaving the greater part of the wall
standing in the rear of the building.
Whitty says it went up like a mighty
flash, and the explosion was followed by a
big blaze that went high into the air and
then subsided somewhat. Walls and debris
came down with a crash, and immediately
the air was full of smoke and dust, blown
everywhere from the grocery-store.
One of the survivors was L. R. Boulet.
He says: "I was asleep on the second floor
of the saloon in a corner room. I was
awakened by the ceiling falling on me. I
lay still for what to me seemed a long time,
when I heard come one crying: 'Oh, my
God, my child!' I could hear the people
talking, but I could not make myself heard.
Several times I called out as loud as I could.
After a while I tried to move, and I found
that by cramping myself into as small a
place as possible I could breathe easier.
"Then I heard some one walking over
me. I called out and he answered. He
proved to be a friend named Willie Morse.
When he heard me he told me not to be
afraid, but to keep quiet and he would get
me out in live minutes. He went away,
but soon came back with friends, and
they started digging a hole over me. They
worked fast, and it did not take, long to
make a hole large enough to pull me.
through. Ido not remember much more,
for the strain was so great that I was
almost unconscious when they took me out
and brought me over to the saloon.
"I am not hurt except a few scratches.
I know Mr. Salathe kept some powder in
his store, but Ido not know how much. I
cannot imagine how the powder came to
explode. Some people say it was not
powder that exploded, but I don't know
of anything else in the house that could
have caused the wreck. I believe there
were a number of persons buried in the
ruins of the saloon, because it was the cus
tom of a good many to come into the sa
loon about 12 o'clock and sleep there. I
have seen as many as ten and fifteen at
one time. It will be impossible to tell until
the ruins are thoroughly searched."
WE ART OF LOW GRAIN RATES.
Eastern JAnes Will Probably Restore the
CHICAGO, 111., April s.— Some of the
Eastern lines are becoming very weary of
the low rates on grain now prevailing from
Chicago to the Atlantic seaboard, and
there is a strong probability that the rate
will be restored at the meeting of the presi
dents, which will take place next Tuesday.
The disposition is to advance rates above
10 and 12 cents, some heavy contracts hav
ing been made at the latter figure. By no
means will the old tariff of 20 cents be re
stored. There is in fact a strong opposi
tion to shade that rate openly, and it may
be put as low as 18 or 17 cents.
The Western lines have been trying for
two days to get matters into line so that
their association can be put into motion,
but so far they have made but little prog
GETS JS'O DAMAGES.
Failure of the Suit of an A. R. U. Man
Against a Marshal.
PUEBLO, Colo., April s.— ln the
Federal Circuit Court to-day the jury in
the case of N. H. Harbough against United
States Marshal J. A. Israel, brought in a
verdict for the defendant. Harbough was
arrested during the A. R. U. strike last
July for abusing the. officers and refusing
to leave the property of the Union Pacific,
Denver and Gulf Railroad. He was taken
to Denver, but was released without a hear
ing and brought suit for civil damages for
false imprisonment. C. 11. Buckley, B. T.
Herbert and N. Manchester have similar
suits pending which will not come up at
this term of court.
Utah's J»ir Constitution Will Contain a
Ifoman Suffrage Plank.
SALT LAKE, Utah, April 5. — The
woman suffrage article, which was passed
to the third reading by the convention
several days ago, came up again to-day on
a motion to recommit, with instructions to
present the question to the people in a
separate article. The most of the day was
spent in the discussion of the subject.
Able speeches were made on both sides.
The motion to recommit was lost by a vote
of 42 to 52.
A vote to adopt the article was carried
by 75 to 14 and it now goes to the commit
tee on revision. Unless the opposition can
muster votes enough to have to-day's
action reconsidered woman suffrage in
Utah may be considered an accomplished
A largely attended meeting was held at
the opera-house this afternoon to protest
against woman suffrage and another meet
ing was held at Exposition Hall to-night
to discuss the question. The opposition
has been seeking delay, claiming that
numerous petitions against the measure
would reach the convention within a few
CAN NOT IGNORE SILVER
Will Overshadow the Tariff in
the Presidential Cam
At Least This Is the Opinion of Presi
dent Andrews of the Brown
CINCINNATI, Ohio, April s.— "Neither
of the great political parties can afford to
ignore the silver issue in the next Presi
dential campaign. It will overshadow the
tariff and cast it into the background."
This decisive statement was made by
President Andrews of Brown University.
Mr. Andrews was one of the representa
tives of the United .States in the last inter
national monetary conference, and
prefaced his conversation by the state
ment: "I was appointed on the commit
tee as a Democrat, but was reared as a
Republican. I am neither. I vote as I
"Do yon think the Republicans will be
forced to declare for free silver to catch
the Western States?" asked the reporter.
"No, indeed," was the reply, "but they
must make some concessions to silver.
They must pledge tnemselves to strive for
an international agreement, or perhaps
even promise more than that. I do not
think the time has come for this country
to take the initiative in restoring silver at
a given ratio to gold.
"There is no u-e trying to suppress the
issue in the West," continued the profes
sor. "It should be met half way. Think
ing people want bimetallism, with an in
ternational agreement, if possible, but
they do not believe in waiting .forever.
Neither do I. But independent action
should be delayed until all signs point to
an imitation of our course by other na
"What would be the result of free coin
"The immediate result would be a tre
mendous revival of business and restora
tion of depressed values. Money hoarded
in banks would be turned loose. We
should wrest from Europe most of the
trade with silver countries. Our factories
would be worked to their full capacity.
All our gold would pass to Europe, but we
would not need it, and if our example
were followed by Europe we would never
have any backset over it. I hear Western
people talking of the crime of 1873. I do
not think any of the members of Congress
were criminal in their action, but I do
think there has been a terrible mistake,
and we have suffered from it ever since."
MAKTXG A WEAK CASE.
Fight of Board of Trade Men Againttt the
] p: Elevator.*,
CHICAGO, 1t.x,., April Proceedings
in the case of the Board of Trade vs. the
elevators were confined to-day to the tak
ing of testimony as to the sale of grain to
the elevator men. Apparently a very
weak case was presented by the complain
ants, because hone of the witnesses they
produced could testify positively that the
grain sold by them actually went into the
elevators. It was ordered to a store, and
it was presumed it went there or failure to
receive a receipt would have been reported
to them. ' .' ~
HuKpension of a Bank.
FORT WORTH, Tex., April s.— The
City National Bank failed to open this
morning. On the door was posted this
notice: "This bank has suspended pay
ment. By order of the board of directors.
All depositors will be paid in full." City
Treasurer Elser has the city funds to the
amount of $100,000 on deposit in this bank.
His term as City Treasurer expires on the
9th, but he will be unable to turn the
funds over to his successor. The bank is
also the depositor}' of the County Treas
urer and the Knights of Pythias.
Nothing succeeds like success. Witness
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder, the
standard for purity and perfection the
world over, conceded by food experts to
be strongest and purest.
Floto Released From. Custody.
DENVER. Colo., April s.— Otto C.
Floto, late manager of the "Old Tennessee"
Company, who was arrested Saturday on a
charge of perjury committed at Butte,
Mont., is again at liberty. Governor Me-
Intyre refused to issue extradition papers
for Floto on the advice of the Attorney-
General, who held that the requisition
from Montana was defective because no
court order had been issued, and the sole
ground for holding Floto was on the belief
of a Montana District Attorney.
Republican College League.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April s.— The
American Republican College League's
annual meeting opened here to-day with
an address of welcome by Congressman
William Alden Smith. Fifty of the col
leges were represented. The mornine was
devoted mainly to speech-making. The
college professors were scored for free
trade teachings. There is much interest
in the coming election.
Death of an Aged Editor.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., April s.— Major
Louis Souther, aged 65, was found dead in
bed this morning. He was for many years
managing editor of the Illinois State
OLD PARTIES SCORED.
Senator Stewart Lays
the Lash on Some
SILVER THE WAR CRY.
White Metal Champions Must
Not Leave Their Battle
TRICKS OF THE GOLD BUGS.
The Senator From Nevada Says the
Bimetallic Men Must Act
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 5.-A con
ference of the leaders of the new Silver
party was held in this city last evening.
Among those present were ex-Congressman
Sibley, Judge Joseph Sharon of Connecti
cut, Senator Jones of Nevada, General
Warner, Senator Stewart and Congressman
Newlands. At the close of the conference
Senator Jones and Sibley left for New
York, where they are to hold another con
ference concerning the welfare of the new
party. Sibley is understood to have been
exceedingly sanguine of the ontlook in
Pennsylvania, and spoke entusiastically
of the prospect of gaining recruits in the
It is said that there was some division of
opinion among the silver leaders as to
whether or not it would be wisest to nomi
nate an independent candidate for the
Presidency, or to support such Democratic
and Republican electors as will pledge
themselves to vote for some free-coinage
man in the electoral college. Senator
Stewart of Nevada, however, is quite out
spoken in his distrust of either of the old
parties or their electors to the college and
favors nominating an independent candi
date. He said to the Call correspondent:
"We are bound to win if we unite. The.
only hope of the gold combination, con
sisting of the dominant factors of the two
old parties remaining in power, either
under the name of Republicans or Demo
crats, is to keep the silver forces divided.
It is only through a division of the friends
of silver that the gold element can hope to
maintain its supremacy.
"The Republicans and Democrats in the
next campaign will have a difficult task in
finding a 'straddler' on the financial ques
tion. The gulf between gold monopoly
and the shrinkage of fortunes, penury and
want of the masses grows wider every year,
and 'straddlers' find themselves in danger
of the fate of Pharaoh. The impossibility
of converting the gold leaders of the two
old parties to bimetallism ia becoming
more apparent every day. Last year free
coinage Republicans of the West thought
they had converted Mr. Reed to their prin
ciples. They were very happy for a while,
and pointed to many things as an evidence
of his support of their ideas. Now, how
ever, they sadly confess that his vote for
the Cleveland gold bonds has forced them
to give him up.
"Then they centered their fond hopes
upon Governor McKinley of Ohio. They
recalled the fact that he had voted for free
coinage when in Congress, and the Re
publicans in Washington were predicting
that he would be all right toward silver if
elected to the presidency. They whispered
that he was in favor of free coinage, but he
was compelled to keep quiet for the pres
ent in order not to alienate the gold ele
ment in the convention. But now McKin
ley has busted them. He very unkindly
destroyed all the hopes of those who were
depending on him. His declaration that
he would not be a candidate on a free
coinage platform was the refinement of
cruelty to those who had judged him by
his records in Congress long ago.
"The skill of Harrison in phrase
making to satisfy both sides is about ex
hausted. His services to the gold com
bination while he was President sufficiently
disheartened the people who favor silver
to make thorn stay away from the polls
at the last Presidential election or to vote
for Mr. Cleveland, whose activity in the
gold cause had somewhat abated while he
was out of office. By the way, the strength
of both Harrison and Cleveland is re
markable in a slow race. In the last
election Cleveland had the advantage, for
Harrison, being in office, was able to make
more enemies than Cleveland could out of
office. A multitude voted for Cleveland,
another multitude stayed away from the
polls, and enough people voted for the
name of Democracy without substance to
give the Democrats a triumphant ma
"The fact is that each party relies solely
upon the misconduct of the other, and in
the past fifteen years each side has been
enabled to make unlimited capital from
the shortcomings of the party in power.
But there is going to be another element
in the next campaign, for the people are
tired of the two old parties, disgusted with
their shortcomings, enraged at their fail
ure to legislate for the people and in favor
of the money of the constitution. The
people will unite in 1806, and such union
means a restoration of the Government to
the people, for whom it was ordered."
ON THE WAY TO XICARAOUA.
An English Warship to Back Up the
WASHINGTON, D. C, April s.—Re
ports that the British warship Royal
Arthur had touched at Panama on her
way to Nicaragua to enforce British de
mands cause some apprehension among
officials and diplomats here. The Royal
Arthur is the flagship of the Pacific squad
ron and carries Admiral Stephenson, K.
C. 8., commander of the fleet, although
Captain French is in immediate command.
She is one of the new monsters of the Brit
ish navy, having a tonnage of 12,000. There
is no otlicial confirmation hereof the Royal
Arthur's movements, as the reports of
naval changes do not come here.
The opinion is expressed by those fami
liar with the situation that if Great Britain
resorts to force at all the Central American
republics will tender their services to Nic
AT THE rOJtT OF ENTRX.
Preparations to Collect the JHity on
Silver and Lead Ores.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April s.— The
Treasury Department is making prepara
tions to put into execution the provision
of the tariff law requiring silver and lead
ores imported into the United States to be
assayed and sampled at the port of entry.
Representatives of the lead-producing
States, headed by Senator Dubois, made a
vigorous right for this requirement when
the tariff bill was before Congress, con
tending that without this provision it was
possible to bring large quantities of lead
into the country without requiring the
payment of any duty whatever.
The original provisions of the tariff bill,
providing only for a duty on lead ore
where the value of the lead in the ore was
greater than any other metal in it, were
especially objectionable to those who
sought protection against Mexican impor
tations. The bill was amended in the
Senate, and as it became a law, provides a
duty of three-quarters of a cent a pound on
all lead ore where combined with silver
ores or ores of other metals.
The amount of lead is to be ascertained
by sampling and assaying at the port of
entry. The law says: "The method of
sampling and assaying is to be that
usually adopted for commercial purposes
by the public. The sampling works in
the United States assaying and sampling
will be let to the lowest responsible bid
ders at various ports at which silver-lead
ore is imported, El Paso, Tex., being the
XOW VSIXG nYXAMITE.
Coal-Sfiners Made Desperate by the
Importation of 3len.
POMEROY, Ohio, April s.— An attempt
was made at Minersville early this morn
ing to blow up with dynamite the family
boat of John Forbes, a miner imported to
take the place of striking miners. The
boat was badly shattered, but n& lives
were lost. Fourteen men hare taken the
places of the old miners in the Williams
mine, and serious trouble is feared. The
situation is desperate in Minersville.
ONE BANDIT SHOT DOWN.
Officers Have a Battle With
Surviving Members of the Band
Surrounded, and Will be
HENNESSY, O. T., April s.— Part of the
posse in pursuit of the bandits who robbed
the Rock Island train, near Dover, Wedne
sday night came upon the gang thirty-five
miles west of Hennessy at H o'clock yester
day afternoon. A right ensued in which
one of the robbers was killed and two oth
As soon as the robbers were sighted by
the deputies they jumped from their
horses and used them as breastworks.
When the robbers made an attempt to re
treat two of their horses were shot from
under them and one man was killed; an
other man's leg was broken, but he man
aged to get on his horse; another was
badly hit, but he too succeeded in getting
The Marshals gave chase to the retreat
ing outlaws and finally cornered them in
a bunch of timber about two miles from
the scene of battle. A waiting game is
being played, as the outlaws must have
food and water.
The dead man was brought to Hennessy
at 11 o'clock last night, and has been posi
tively identified as Dick Yeager, alias Gyp
Wyatt, on whose head there is an aggre
gate reward of over $5000, including $1000
offered yesterday for each of the robbers
by the Rock Island.
He was identified by United States Mar
shal Grimes and G. C. Krepps, a farmer,
who was acquainted with Wyatt. He was
also identified as one of the Dover robbers
by the entire train crew. Conductor Mack
says he was the leader. In his possession
was found the sack the porter was com
pelled to hold while the passengers de
posited their valuables.
BIG YOUR BOYS TO US TO-DAY!
WE WILL SAVE YOU MANY DOLURS IF YOU DO !
JUST 23 DAYS MORE
GREAT RETIRING SALE!
34, 36, 38 and 40 Kcarny Street,
POSITIVELY RETIRING FROM BUSINESS!
STORE TO BE VACATED MAY 1, 1895.
IN EVERY DEPARTMENT!
MEN'S BOYS 1 AND CHILDREN'S,
CLOTHING AND FURNISHING GOODS
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
Regardless of Cost !
34, 36, 38 and 40 Kearaj Street.
GREATER THAN A KING.
Chief Justice Ide Runs
MR. MULLIGAN'S "ROAST."
Grasping, Petty Ambition Acute
and Humbug Very
USURPING MATAAFA'S POWER,
If Land Litigations Were Cleared
Away the Official Would Be
WASHINGTON, D. C, April s.— ln the
Samoan correspondence just made public
by the State Department there is a series
of letters from James H. Mulligan, United
States Consul-General to Samoa, which are
interesting from their free and easy style
of communication concerning diplomatic
affairs. Speaking of Chief Justice Henry
Ide, who presides over the court estab
lished for Samoa by the three powers,
Great Britain, Germany and the United
States. He says:
"This so-called Chief Justice is a very
pleasant and agreeable man. Nature has
not been lavish with him in her gifts, and
he ia not up to the gauge of Daniel Web
ster. He is violently impressed with his
own importance, and the most melancholy
feature about him is that he labors under
the impression that he is very smart. He
could wipe out eight-tenths of the pending
litigations and prospective appeals by a
prompt decision of the only real question
of the moment that he has ever had before
him, which is under the eighth section ol
"If the land litigation was once cleared
away the powers ana public would wake
up to the absurdity of labeling an ordinary
Justice of the Peace with the title of Chief
Justice, whose duties would be confined to
the trial of an occasional native for 'hook
"I shall lay before the department, in the
proper time and way, the fact that this
Vermont lawyer has actually recommended
and secured the enactment of a law depriv
ing the King, who is, I think, at least hig
equal in ability, of the pardoning power
save by his consent. I have no rupture
with Mr. Ide, who has been all courtesy to
me, but the grasping, petty ambition is so
acute, the humbug is so apparent, that I
feel it my duty to convey to your eye alone,
for your correct understanding, the impres
sions of a mere stranger, free from all
friction or entanglement."
Funeral of JHra. St. John.
OKLAHOMA CITY, 0.T., April s.— The
funeral of Mrs. Harry St. John, who wag
shot by her husband Wednesday, was held ,
to-day and attended by an immense throng.
Young St. John, distracted with grief, was
present, as was his lather, ex-Governor
John P. St. Clair, who arrived from the
East to-day. The Governor is making
preparations for defending the life of his
son, against whom the feeling is very