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THE BOOK TBE&yP AECTTO. MONDAY APRIL 15, IC39.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Mow dat. Aran. 15. 1889.
Gem. John M. Palmer will be chief
marshal of the W iogtoa ink uguratlon
centennial celebration at Springfield.
The strongest backed applicant for a
position under the present administras
tion, is, strange to say. a democrat, and
if be does not receive the appointment
Harrison has little regard for Influence
The fortunate roan for he is fortunate
in having such an endorsement, even If
be does not recti ve the appointment is
ex-GoT. Th ompson, of South Carolina,
and the position sought is the democratic
member of the civil service commission.
Mr. Thompson is endorsed by ever
democratic senator and four or five re-
publican senators. He was appointed
to the position by Mr. Cleveland, while
he was assistant secretary of the treasury,
and would undoubtedly have been im
mediately confirmed if it had not been
for the caucus resolution of the republi
can senators opposing further confirms
tion during the session. There is nolh
Ing against Mr. Thompson and everybody
agrees that he would make an excellent
civil service commissioner.
- We learn from the Pittsburgh Commsr
eial OatetU that the iron and steel indus
tries of Pennsylvania are on , the down
grade, and reductions in wages are not a
matter of choice, but of necessity. Fur
naces are going out of blast everywhere,
and, instead of there being talk of start
ing up again, the idea is to move capital,
labor and plants south. The Commercial
Qauttt is one of tbe organs that told the
people in the last campaign that Cleve
land 'e reelection and a reduction of the
tariff would ruin their prosperity, while
Harrison's election and a continuance of
the 47 per cent, tariff meant plenty of
work, high wages and good times for
everybody. Harrison has now been pres
ident only six week's, yet there is depres
sion in all our great manufacturing in
dustries. There is no prospect no pos
sibility, indeed of tariff reform for at
least five years to come, and yet tbe story
of strikes, lock-outs, reduced wages, half
time, etc., come from every quarter. An
explanation of these pbenomena from Mr.
Blaine or Mr. Harrison would be mightily
prized by the great army of wage-earn
ers, to whom these gentlemen made such
sweet talks last summer about the beau
ties of protection.
Ra(h oa I he G. O. P.
Indian oli Sentinel.
Mr. Murat Haistead has tbe endorse'
ment of Benjamin Harrison and seven
teen republican senators and of most of
the republican newspapers of the coun
try as an honorable man. And Mr. Mu
rat Haistead declares in his paper that
can a dozen 01 the leaning republican
senators are rascals. He gives 8eciflca
These senators are Quay, of Pennsyl
vania, tbe head of tbe republican organ
ization, and the most powerful man in
that party today; Imjalh of Kansas,
president pro tern of the United Slates
senate, and hia colleacue. Plumb; Far
well, of Illinois. Tellerfof Colorado, and
Evarts, of New York.
Either Murat Haistead, tbe intimate
personal friend of Bcnj imin Harrison,
and but lately tbe recipient at his
hands of a distinguished honor, Is an ins
corrigible liar, or tbe republican leaders
in tbe senate are mostly knaves.
There is no escape from the alternative
which is thus presented.
Tbe C B. A Q. Continue to Wield the
HatrhefKear End Brakemea Cut
The policy of retrenchment adopted by
the management of the Chicago, Burling
ton & Quinry railroad does not stop with
a cutting down of train service and a
general reduction of operating expenses
It is being carried on to an extent of res
ducing tbe number of employes, not only
at Chicago but at all the division head
quarters of the company. It is learned
that the ax has already began to swing,
and that about fifty persons employed
chiefly at clerical work in tbe genera!
offices in Chicago have received their
walking papers. Report has it that there
is to be a twenty per cent reduction in
the force all over the system. Vice Pres
idents Pessley and Stone are both out on
the road, and it is understood they are
going over tbe lines for the purpose of
ascertaining to what extent the working
forces at the various points can be cur
tailed without materially impairing the
efficiency of the service. This move, it
is said, will not affect tbe engineers and
firemen, and perhaps will not disturb any
of the organized labor of the road.
This morning the retrenchment orders
reached Rock Island and took effect in a
manner which cut the rear end brakemen
off of all the passenger trains entering
Rock Island. The rear end brakeman is
a flagman really who rides on tbe rear
platform of the last coach of a passenger
train, and whose duty is, as soon as the
train stops at any place other than those
provided for in tbe time card, to go back
o many rods and flag all approaching
trains or put alarm caps on the track.
The object is to prevent rear end col
lisions and the position is not as essens
tial to division lines as it is to the main
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, I
Lucas County, 8. 8. j
Fbake J. Chehet makes oath that he
is tbe senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cberet & Co., doing buriness in the
city of Toledo, County and State afores
aid, and that said firm will pay the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by tbe use of Hall's Catarrh
Ctnut. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6ih day of December,
A. TJo. A. W. ULvEASG.N,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acta directly upon the blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
GTSold by druggists. 75c.
What you need is a medicine which is
pure, efficient, reliable. Such is Hood's
Saraaparilla. It possesses peculiar cura
An Awful Uncertainty
Not a Word from the Danmark's
NOB A SIGN OF THEd EXISTENCE.
Latest ArrlrmU at New York Cannot Re
llovo tho Anxiety Story of the DIsaater
at Apia How Shoonmaker Died at His
Poet Terrible Scene In tho Harbor
Bravery of the Native and Their
Klndnen to Our Shipwrecked Boy
Tho StraR-gl for Life Ag-alnst Over
New York, April 15. None of the vessels
which arrived in port yesterday brought any
news of the fate of the passengers of the
abandoned steamer Denmark. The Amster
dam, from Rotterdam, and La Champagne,
from Havre, both reported heavy weather.
Ihe Amsterdam passed the spot where the
City of Ctustor had the day before sighted
tbe Dan mark, but nothing was then visible.
Tbe steamer Servia and the Polar ia, from
Hamburg, arrived off Quarantine last even
ing. Neither bring any news of the Dan
mark, though they followed about the same
rours that the Dan mar Ic took. They ex
periened reasonably good weather.
The agents of the Thing valla
line hope that the Helvetia or
Servia, which are expected to arrive Mon
day, will bring the Danmark's passengers. It
is also possible that some ship has picked up
the Danmark's people and maJe for the
Aeons, 450 miles from the locality where the
Dun mark is supposed to have become dis
abled. There is no telegraphic communica
tion with tbe Azores.
THE HURRICANE AT APIA.
Wreck of the American and German Fleet
Capt. Schoon maker' Iealh.
San Francisco, April 15. The steamship
Alameda, which arrived Saturday, brought
the particulars of tbe storm which worked
such havoc with the American and German
vessels ami the merchant shipping in tbe har
bor of Apia, Samoa. The storm occurred
ou March 16 and 17, and raged with violonos
during tbe two days. Tbe damage done was
unprecedented in the history of the islands.
Tbe total number of German and American
seamen lost was 150. Almost every vessol in
tbe harbor was wrecked and those that escaped
were more or less injured. The damage was
not alone conflued to the shipping. The
houses ou shore were nearly all unroofed,
and many were wholly demolished. Of the
seventeen vessels in the harbor only three
were 'able to combat the tempest when it
broke upon them. These were two small
schooners and the British man-of-war Cal
liope. Duriiig the storm a heavy rain fell, the
velocity of the wind was frightful and clouds
of sand were blown over the town of Apia.
Tbe vessels in the harbor were driveu iu
every direction and appeared to be wholly
at tbe mercy of the storm. Immenne seas
broke over them and volumes of water
poured into the hatchways. Hundreds of
people lined tbe shore awe-stricken by tbe
havoc being worked, but owerless to aid
the dihtreaxed vessels.
The ships in tbe harbor had taken various
precautions against the storm, which had
been anticipated for several days. The
steamers had their steam up, and the sailing
vessels used extra anchors. The first vessel
to go ashore was the Eber. which was driven
on a reef and sank in deep water, carrying
down the whole crew except half a dozen
men who were saved by tbe bravery of the
natives. The Adler followed and was lifted
bodily and landed on top of tbe reef and is
there yet high and dry. She lost about
In tbe meantime the Nipsic, Vandalia,
Trenton, Calliope and Olga were dragging
their anchors steadily, and finally the fiipsic
reached a point were it was touch and go
whether she could tie beached, but this being
the only chance Capt Mullane took it and
most skilfully utilized it, for he managed to
steer her clear of the reef and land her far
enough up to prevent tbe waves from knock
ing her to pieces. A number of men were
lost, however, in jumping overboard or try
ing to get ashore in boats.
The Vandalia and Calliope had now
worked near the place where the Alder lay
on the reef. Suddenly the bow of the
Calliope was raised by an immense wave and
came down with a terrible crash on the port
quarter of the Vandalia, crushing that por
tion of tbe American vessel into splinters
The water poured into her through a hole in
her side. Capt Kane, of the Calliope, fear
ing a further collision or wreck on the reef
made all efforts to get his ship out of the
harbor. Tbe vessel for a moment stood
almost still, but under a full head of steam
she began to move slowly out of the harbor.
As she passed the Trenton tbe American
sailors gave three cheers, which were re
turned with vigor by the British sailors.
Lieut J. W. Csrling was practically in
command of the Vandalia, Capt Schoon
maker having been almost incapacitated by
an accident which happened a few days
previous. Yet he stood by tbe lieutenant,
notwithstanding his weak condition, and
readered all the aid possible in directing the
ship's movements. Although he and Lieut
Carling did all in their power they could not
save tbe vessel. Seeing no hope they decided
to beach her. She struck the shore broad
aide on and lay within 100 yards of the
shore, very near where the Nipsic bad been
beached. The sea broke over ber in great
waves and her decks were entirely awash.
The men were knocked down and hurled
against the decks.
Consul Blacklock, Ensigns Jones and Pur
cell and Lieut Shearman, getting possession
of a hawser, tried to send it on board the
Vandalia, but every effort failed even with
expert native swimmers. As the men oi the
Vandalia were swept into the sea they made
for the Nipsic, from which lines were dang
ling In the hope that stragglers might be able
to seise them. The most of those, however,
who reached the ropes were dashed against
tbe Nipsic and killed.
"Capt. Schoonmaker clung to the poop
deck, while Lieut Carlin stood by him
and tried his best to hold him.
Tbe captain every moment grew weaker.aud
feeling that be would soon have to succumb
he remarked to those about him that he
would soon hove to go. An attempt was
made to get him into the rigging, but he was
too weak to nlimb.
He had been repeatedly offered a life-preserver
but refused it The next wave, which
was of enormous size, entirely submerged
the Vandalia's deck. The cai tain held on
with all tbe strength he had left, A ma
chine gun standing by was loosened from its
fastenings, and it was sent flying acruas the
slack. In its flight It struck the captain, ap
parently killing him outright, or rendering
him senseless. Tbe next wave swept him
from the deck. He sank immediately and
was seen no more.
Tbe vessel was completely submerged, and
all hands had to take to tbe rigging, where
they remained until the Trenton was driven
alongside about 8 o'clock in the night, when
most of the officers and crew got on the
Trenton, excepting Lieut Ripley, who
Jumped into the sea just before the mast gave
way, and, with great difficulty, swam to the
The Olga, after slipping her cables and get
ting clear of tbe Trenton, managed to make
headway against tbe sea for a short time,
and hopes were entertained that this vessel,
the last left afloat in the harbor, would be
saved, but within half an hour she was run
into one of the best positions for beaching in
The admiral (Kimberly) commanding the
American fleet was the last to leave the
Trenton, hia- flagship. The Americans,
officers and sailors, were alike clad in "blue
jacket" uniform, that being the only sort of
clothing accessible after their trying ex
perience. Admiral Kimberly said be con
sidarad faulty construction of the Trenton's
hawse-pipes as indirectly tbe cause of her
A body, tiougbt to be that of Capt,
Schoonmaker, was found up the coast some
miles distant from the immediate scene of
the disaster. The bodies of some of the lost
officers had not been recoerved at last ac
counts, or if t ley came ashore they were so
mutilated or decomposed that they were not
positively id ntified. The admiral wants
to send the Nipsic home for repairs if she can
stand the trip.
Nothing cot Id exceed tbe solicitude shown
by Mataafa U r tbe comfort and safety of
tbe shipwreck )d American sailors. His men
worked like heroes rescuing the living dur
ing the storm, and since then have been per
sistent in their offers of help and shelter.
The compute story of tbe wreck fully
disposes of reflections cast upon the Amer
ican officers hi relation to the disaster by
their own countrymen. It is considered
plain here tha; everything that good seaman
ship could do sras done, both in preparation
for thn storm and in handling the vessels
after they wee in its grasp. The British
steamer Calliope was saved by the power of
Among thou who. came upon the Alameda
were Chief Csdet Robert Stocker and Cadets
Hibhs, Decker, Wells, Cloke, Suckland, Le
Jure, Wiley a id Logan, of tbe Vandalia, and
Dr. Corderro, of the Vandalia, whose thigh
is injured. Lieut Ripley came upon the
Alameda with thirty men, but they stopped
off at Honolulu.
UNPOPULAR LIFE INSURANCE.
Baltimore an 1 Ohio Employes Refusing to
Sim Their lolicie.
PirrsBURO, Pa., April 15. The employes
of the Baltimc re and Ohio railroad are al
most ripe for h strike. Tbe new insurance
feature which the company has been intro
ducing since April 1 has produced general
dissatisfaction Last week, rather than sign
the policies, tt ree night crews in the yard
and one day n.an quit work. A number in
the shops and yards at Glenwood have given
up their jobs, and at least ten of the em
ployes at Counellsville declined to sign and
were told to g j. The dissatisfaction extends
along tbe whole extent of the line from Phil
adelphia tr Chicago. On the Chicago di
vision tbe men were told to decide by yester
day whether 1 hey will join the insurance
company or bo discharged. In the main the
trouble is said to be that tbe rates of some of
the employes have been increased with no in
crease of bene It, while the rates of others
have been reduced, but the amounts paid at
death have bata cut down.
Newsp iper War In New York.
New Tori, April 15. The contest be
tween the newspapers in the "combine"
which has raided the Sunday rate to 5 cents
per copy, and Tbe Star, which maintains its
price at S oeuti, grows very hot Mr. W. P.
Sullivan, the general manager of The Star,
was invited into the combination, but re
fused o enter. For the past week Mr. Sulli
van has had a multitude of men employed in
"booming" tht circulation of The Star. Sat
urday be bad nearly one hundred . employes
distributing p acards, hand bills, etc. Yes
terday niornii g Tbe Star published a state
ment that tbe edition of The Star for tbe
day was 100 000 copies and informed the
"gentlemen of tbe newspaper trust" that it
means a revolution. The newsdealers are
opposing the i tcrease in price of the other
Wanted HI Wife to Go with Him.
New York. April 15. Dr. J. R. Gyles,
aged 65 , ears, for forty years a physician in
this city.eo-uir itted suicide yesterday morning
at his borne, 4 17 West Twenty -third street,
by taking strychnine. His wife was in the
room while he was mixing the poison, and be
asked her to drink some of it, not srying
what it was. She thought it was magnesia,
but said she did not neud any. After she
left tbe room she heard groans, and, return
ing, found her husband dying. He bad evi
dently intended that his wife should die with
him. He had iffered from melancholia for
the past few years, owing to financial and
professional tr moles.
Diabolical Murder In Germany.
London, April 15. Last Wednesday a
tailor in Hamburg quarreled with his wife
and, seizing a knife, severed her nose from
her face. The woman fell to the flxr, when
tbe brute crouched over her and cut out ber
tongue. Not content with this he gouged
out her eyes, and finally cut her throat
Throwing down the knife he took his depart
ure for his usu-U haunts, where he remained
until Friday curousiug with companions of
his kind. . On Friday morning the dead body
of his wife was discovered and the fiend was
arrested. He made little resistance and ex
pressed no comxiton for bis crime.
Working I p a Great Rowing Match.
Chic aoo, April 15. It is possible that a
grand rowing regatta for professionals will
be held on Lal:e Calumet at Pullman this
summer J. A St John, of St. Louis, favors
the idea, and U anxious to bring to -ether
Teenier, Hoamer, Hanlan, Courtney, Gaud
aur and O'Con aer in a grand sweepstake race
for $1,000 a comer, tbe winner to take tlie
entire amoun. The Pullman Athletic club
will do all in i a power to secure the race on
A Girlish Bunko Player.
Nkv," Havev, Conn., April 15. Ada Arm
strong, aged 1;, left ber home in West An
sonia several days ago and can not be found.
She is an expe -t bunko player, and is sup
posed to have eloped with a member of Hill's
Opera company. The girl's parents, who are
very respecta le people, are greatly ag
grieved over tlteir daughter's disappearance.
Didn't Hreak Any Records.
FrrrBBCRO, April 15. A six days' go-at
you please walking match was begun here
April 7 and cle sed Saturday with Noremac
In the lead, he having made 501 miles, 8 laps.
There were t elve contestants, and the low
est was .Williams S 10 miles, 1 lap. Hegle
man was second with 487 miles, 1 lap, and
Connor third with 440 miles, 1 lap.
Madison, Wia, April 15. The senate
Saturday killl the bill requiring express
companies to pay a tax of 2 per cent on their
gross earnings, and passed bills prohibiting
the use of dogs in hunting deer and giving
the state agricultural society each year 10
per cent of tbe premiums paid by it Tbe
house passed b Us abolishing the state park ;
requiring the state veterinarian to give his
whole time to his office; making the penalty
for decoying women away from home for
immoral purptses, whatever their reputation
may be, from one to five years in state's
prison, and in "he case of chaste women five
to fifteen year. A resolution censuring The
Milwaukee Sentinel for charging the as
sembly with ignorance, laziness and dema
gogism in parsing a bill to abolish convict
labor in the stf te prison was passed.
Two Victims of a Naked Lamp.
WiLKKsBABltK, Pa., April 15. Charles
Hodges and IJvan Meddie were Instantly
killed by an explosion of gas in the Grand
Tunnel -colliery, . Nanticoke, at 1 o'clock
Sunday niornii g. Hodges was an experienced
fire boss and Meddie a pump runner. They
were examinin j the mines, looking for dan
gerous flows of gas in order to warn the
miners of danger when they entered the
works on Mono ay, and they carried a naked
A Chance Acquaintance.
Danville, 111, April 15. Miss Kate Nor
ton, of this city, was escorted home from a
social enterta tunent Friday evening by a
man to whom i be had just been introduced.
On their wa) home he relieved ber of an
elegant watch and chain. She was not
aware of her 1c ss until after he had taken his
departure. Thi eats of a criminal prosecution
forced him to return the property Saturday
Chicago Real Estate Owner Dead.
Chicago, Aj ril 15. John D. Jennings, a
leading real est ite owner of this city, died at
e o'clock last n ght aged 7 years.
tions for thirty
are as follows
fair weather. I
ither We May Espeet.
City. April 16. The Indlca.
six hours from S p.m. yesterday
for Iowa Fair weather, sta
stnre; easterly winds. For In
Michigan, and Wisconsin
receded by light rain in Indl
rman easterly winds.
Indians Catch Shad.
Successful Plant of This Fish in
ITS PROPAGATION ON THE PACIFIC.
San Franclseo Can Now Have Them
Planked If She Wants to, and Hume
Grown The Commission's Work for the
Tear Washington Note A Senator
Novel Idea Clarkaon' Bla- Mall Cheap
Fertilisers Lata Appointments.
Washington City, April 15. No depart
ment of scientific work conducted under gov
ernment auspices shows better or more satis
factory results than that of tbe fish commis
sion. Evidences of this come to the commis
sion here frequently. The fish commissioner
of Arizona has written to Commissioner Mc
Donald that Indians have caught shad in the
Colorado river, in that territory, within the
past few weeks, of a size that amply repays
them for the labor and time involved. The
first deposit or planting of fry in that river
was made three years ago and has been fol
lowed by a new one every year since. Lake
Utah, in tbe territory of that name, has also
yielded satisfactory returns from a planting
made only year before last. One of the of
ficials of tbe commission states that reports
from San Francisco are to the effect that
shad, the product of eastern fry planted in
the waters of California, are plentiful in the
markets of that city, and of reasonable price.
Tbe methods and work of tbe commission
are finding favor with the fisheries' of the
country, who at first not only viewed them
with dislike, but were violently opposed to
them There are now nineteen batching sta
tions operatod by the commission, and three
new one. are provided for by the appropria
tion bill of 1SS9. At the central station in
this city there has just been completed the
work of hatching out the eggs of trout and
white fish spawn, which requires about half
a year, and iu a fortnight the commissioner
will start out a car for the general distribu
tion of the fry.
Preparations are now making to hatch out
shad spawn, a rapid process requiring only
from four to ten days When that is com
pleted a second car will be started. Last year
153,000,000 shad and about 8-1,000,000 trout
fry were distributed over the country. Com
missioner McDonald has not yet mapped out
the summer's work under the ansi ices of the
commission, but, as in past years, it will
doubtless comprise several excursions into
the Atlantic and Pacific oceans for the dis
covery of new species of fish.
HE PUT 'EM AT WORK.
A United States Senator' Plan Lead to
Washington Citv, April 15. A United
States senator has hit upon a novel plan for
testing he faithfulness and sincerity of
ofilceseekei i. Tbe senator has a large mail
and can not afford to employ the necessary
clerical help to handle it, so when a man ap
plies now for an office tbe senator suggests
that while be is waiting for tbe appoint
ment to lie made he give him a 1:: tie of his
time instead of holding a chair down in the
hotel lobbies. If the applicant is the right
sort of a man he takes hold with a will and
soon gains the favor of his patron, but the
scheme has served to weed out a number of
leeches who bang about tbe rooms of public
men, taking up tueir time, interfering with
their work, but never volunteering to help
them in any way. The senator, however, is
very much emluirrassed about one case. A
faithful constituent has put in all his time
since the 4th of March, working hard, and
the senator has not yet been able to se
cure anything for him, though he has
haunted several of the departments in his in
terest lie fears now that the man will
think he is using him, and that he will bring
suit for services rendered.
A More to Cheapen Fertiliser.
Washlnoton ClTT, April 15. Tbe treas
ury department, at the suggestion of Gen.
Rusk, secretary of agriculture, is consider
ing some important modifications in the rul
ings of the latter department in relation to
certain high-grade potash salts imported for
fertilizing purposes. The existing rulings
made to prevent frauds practiced by tbe im
portation of these salts ostensibly for fertil
izing purposes, ' but really to be used
in the manufacture of chemicals, it
unavoidably a source of some hard
ship to farmers in this country,
'On account of the consequent increase in
value of Strassfort salts, a natural source ol
potash which contains a high percentage
thereof. Secretary Rusk suggests that it
would probably be necessary for the manu
facturers of fertilizers to give bond to the
treasury that the potash salts imported
should be used exclusively for inanurial pur
poses. It is believed that if these suggestions
can be adopted it will prove of inestimable
benefit to tbe farming interest by cheapen
And What Will the Populace I?
Washington City, April 15. A local
writer contributes an article to Tbe Post in
which it U argued that the executive man
sion is no projier place for business; that tht
eastern portion of the bouse, now occupied
by the clerical force, should be turned over
to the family of the president, and that tht
practice of presidential handshaking should
be discontinued. In conclusion the write!
says: "I am informed on the highest au
thority that the president contemplates tak
ing the whole south front first floor of tht
state department for executive business of
fices and establishing routine office hours. "
Actual and Probable Appointment.
Washington Cmr, April 15. Saturday
tbe president appointed Thomas B. Coulter,
of Ohio, auditor of the treasury for tbe post
office department; Harrison Geer, collector
of customs at Port Huron, Mich. ; C. C.
Bchreeder, postmaster at Huntingburg, Ind.
It is said on first class authority that E. 8
Lacy, of Michigan, ex -representative in con
gress, will be mado comptroller of the cur
rency, and John R. Thomas, of Illinois, first
comptroller of the treasury. Charles F.
Curtis, of Iowa, has been appointed state
agent of the department of agricult ure foi
What Lydecker May Ktok for.
Washington Citt, April 15. With Um
Lydecker court-martial findings in the hanck
of the secretary of war, tbe opening of tht
Armes court-martial and the proposed ordei
abolishing Sunday morning inspections,
army circles here have been considerably ag
itated (luring the past week. Although tht
sentence of the Lydecker court has not yet
.been made p ublic it . is quite generally be
lieved tbe major will will get two years' sus
pension from rank and duty.
8trneaI for Nice Army Plao.
Washington Crrr, April 15. The strug
gle for the position of adjutant general of
army is commencing to wax warm as the
iate for tbe retirement of Gen. Drum thaws
near. DoL Kelton is the officer mrat spoken
of l'or tbe position. Gen. McKeen and
and Col W. D. Whipple are his strongest
rivals. There will be a tremendous amount
of influence, social and otherwise, brought to
bear upon Secretary Proctor and Gen. Har
rison. Gen. Drum retires on May 10, when
he will at once go to his country home near
Tarry town, D. C
Thirteen Days' Mail for Clarkaon.
Washington Cmr, April 15. During
thirtaen days of tbe present month 82.000
letters containing applications and papers
in reference to appointments for fourth class
and presidential postmasters were received
in the office of the first assistant postmaster
general. This is exclusive of letters re
ceived in other divisions of tbe postoffice
department. There are 400 applications on
file in the department for positions of post
office inspectors, and but 117 postoffice in
spectors now in tbe service.
Admiral Fablger' Wife Fatally Hart.
, Washington Citt, April 15. The wife
of Rear Admiral Febiger was thrown from J
bar carriage while driving along F street
tl&day eveninc and perhaps fAtaJl in jured. ;
Her skull was fractured and! one of her arms
broken Late last night her physician ex
pressed little hope of her recovery.
New Bank In Dakota Authorised.
Washington Citt, April 15. Tbe acting
comptroller of the currency has authorised
the First National bank of Minot, D. T., to
begin business with a capital of $53,000.
A FILIBUSTERING SCHEME.
Lower California To Be the Seen of Opar
Uons of a Secret Order.
Los Angeles, CaL, April 15. There is a
scheme on foot to capture Ixiwer California.
A reporter Saturday found two men who had
been asked to join in the undertaking. One
of them occupies an ottk-ial position in this
city, and the other is a well known capital
ist. To the reporter one said: "The scheme
is being worked up throughout a secret or
der which has a large membership through
the south, and they are well organized and
number over 1,000 men in the military de
partment, while the civil department takes
in many prominent and influential men. I
refused to have anything to do with the
scheme, but expect to hear from it before
long. Any one who has watched the pro
gress of things, on the veniusula during the
last year, and has kuowu of the existence of
this society, can easily see that trouble is
brewing. , "
Politics and the Haltering Ran.
London, April 15. Tue speakers at the
liberal meetings are calling particular atten
tion to what they call the in
famous use of the battering rams
by the . police assisting at evictions in
Donegal. Tbe instrument has been dubbed
"Balfour's maiden," and a writer contribut
ing an article to tho S'uir suggests that a fac
simile of it lie exhibited at all Liberal meet
ings throughout England. Acting upon this
suggestion the Star will open a subscription
book for the purpose of obtaining funds for
tbe manufacture of the rams and their trans
portation from place to place as they are
needed for exhibition to tbe masses.
A Masonic Jubilee Arranged.
Kkw York, April 15. Grand Master
Frank R- Lawrence announces that arrange
ment! for the jubilee to be held simultaneous
ly in 717 lodges in the state of New York on
the evening of April 24 have been completed.
Nearly 75,000 Masons will participate iu the
jubilee in Ibis state, 3,000 of whom will meet
in the large Masonic hall at Twenty-third
street and bixyi avenue. The celebration
will commemorate the order's freedom from
debt and will be a very grand occasion. Th
building fund, which was started in 1S42, ia
now discharged from debt.
Sioux Indian lor a Circa.
Chicago, April 15. Thirty Sioux Indians
from the Pine Ridge agency, accompanied by
Capt Ueorge J. Jaschow, government scout,
passed through Chicago Saturday for Phila
delphia, where they are to join Forepaugh's
circus Among them are the following
named participants in the Custer massacre:
Lone Feather, Red Ears, Bull Tail, Shot-in-
tbe-Hcad, Two Nails and Bloody Boar. Tbe
Indians are under contract aud bonds are
given in Washington in the sum of $'5,000
tor their safe return to tbe reservation at the
close of the season.
Hawaii Better Look a Little Out.
San Francisco, CaL, April 15. The
steamer Alameda brought news that tbe
American bark C. D. Bryant has been seised
by the Hawaiian government for smuggling
sixty tins of opium into Honolulu, con
demned on trial, and ordered to be confis
cated. The case is now awaiting decision on
appeal Tht bark has been allowed to load
and will sail under bonds of $lb,u00. Tbe
action of the Hawaiian government, it is
thought, is not such as will stand under the
terms of international treaties.
A Crime that Should Ban; the Criminal.
Massilon, O., April 15. Saturday an at
tempt was made to wreck a passenger train
on the Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling rail
way near Tippecanoe station. A heavy log
chain was wrapped around tbe rails and
three or four cross-ties were piled over the
rails. The express train passed over the
chain in safety and came to a stop before
reaching tbe ties. Suspicion rests upon a
man recent y ejected from a train by the
conductor of this train, and who threatened
to kill the conductor.
Indicted a Newspaper for Libel.
Buffalo, N. Y., April 15. The grand jury
of the court of Oyer and Terminer has in
dicted George Bleistein, president of tbe
Courier, on a complaint of libel made by
Penitentiary Superintendent Stickney, who
charges that the Courier has falsely and ma
liciously attacked his management of the in
stitution, with special reference to the case of
Jennie Follett, a prisoner who made damag
ing charges against th management.
All-America Downs Anson.
Boston, April 15. In the game of ball be
tween the Chicago and AH America teams
played here Saturday the score was: All
America, 10; Chicago, a Hits Ail-America,
11; Chicago, G. Errors All-America,
15; Chicago, 17. Batteries Crane and Car
roll, ltyan and Anson. Umpire Barnum.
Found a Bonanza of Old Coin.
London, April 15. Upwards of 6,000 pre
historic silver coins and a quantity of jew
elry of ancient manufacture bare been dis
covered nt Winhurg, in Scblcswig-Holstein.
The collection is very valuable, aud tbe find
ers expect to realize a large sum from its
sale to curiosity soekers.
Terrible Fight With Unlve.
Portland, Ore., April l.i. A terrible
fight occurred between several men at a bote
in Spokane Falls Friday night, in which
five men were stabbed, three of them fatally.
One of them is Harry Johnson, of Chicago.
No particulars of tbe affair have yet been
Preferred Less Wages to Idleness.
Catasauca, April 15. The trouble at
Crane iron works has ended. " The company
was ir dependent about the proposed strike
Saturday against a reduction of 10 per cent.
In wages and tld the men that if a strike was
inaugurated all tbe furnaces would be blown
out and remain idle for srx months. The
threat had tbe desired effect. The men
agreed to accept a reduction rather than re
main idle, but the cut has been postponed for
a week. .
Tbe Samoan ComuilMlouer Depart.
New York, April 15. Among the passen
gers on the steamship Umhria, which sailed
for Liverpool Saturday, were John A Kas-
son, of Iowa; William Walter Phelps, of New
Jersey, and George tt. Hates, of Delaware.
the appointed commissioners to represent the
United States government at the Berlin con
ference on the Sainoan question. Ex-Mayor
Hewitt and family were also among the Um
Neebe Must Wait HI Tarn.
Springfield, Ills., April 15. Saturday
Louis Nee be, the brother of Oscar Nee be, the
Alleged anarchist now in the penitentiary,
presented a petition to the governor signed
by 6,000 prominent and professional men of
Cook county endorsing tbe appeal for execu
tive clemency. The governor said he oould
not consider tbe matter out of its turn, but
when he reached it on the docket he would
notify Mr. Neebe.
Destitution Among the Coal Miners.
Phillipsburo, Pa., April 15 The Wage
Earner's Journal says: Many of tbe coal
miners in the Clearfield coal districts are in
destitute circumstances, and from neaessity
are seriously considering tbe matter of ap
plying for relief from the township officials.
Many of them have been without work since
the first of tbe year, and have not the mtans
to pay for the commonest' food and other
Horrible Death at a Lima KUa.
NoRRiSTOWN, Pa., April 15. While Ru
dolph Bpeilboffer was endeavoring to make
an opening in a kiln of lima at the quarries
of G. & H. W. Corson,Friday evening, be fall
headlong into the hot lime, and was Mer
alry roasted alive before the eyes of his fallow-workmen,
who were unable to extriaato
tbemaa. Every portion of toe body was
burned to a crip when taken out,
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Land in Oklahoma Leads to
FOUB MEN SHOT IN A QUAEBEL,
One Killed and Another Fatally Wounded
Over a Claim A Number of Women on
Bant Heady for the Itusb Peace To He
Kept by the Trooper Knstlers from
Teia Who Depend on Their "Guns"
The Land surrounded.
Wichita, Kail, April 15. A Wichita
man came in 'Saturday evening from the
western part of Oklahoma and brings news
of a bloody feud over a claim between two
Texans and two brothers from Kiowa, Kan.
Guns were finely used and one man was
killed, one of the opposing force also being
mortally wounded. The two remaining men
patched up a truce. Finally the fight was
renewed, and later in the day tbe entire
party was discovered by cowboys stretched
on the prairie, the two last contestants hav
ing been woundeX The dead man and three
wounded were taken to ButTalo Springs, a
An arrival from Fort Worth, Tex., says
the Oklahoma excitement there is as great as
in southern Kansas, and that thousands of
people will enter the country from that side,
adding that "Texas boys carry little but
shooting-irons," and include many hard
cases who will cause peaceable settlers much
Mrs. Polly Young, of Quincy, I1L, widow
of a union soldier camera Saturday en route
for Oklahoma. She sayu she wants no escort,
and declares her ability to take care of her
self. She is determined to have a claim. Miss
Nan Minnitta Daisey, well known ia Louis
ville newsaper circles, is also here. She has
just come from Puree 1, 1. T., and says she
has located a claim and proposes to occupy it
on the 22d. PurcelL, she says, is given over
to gamblers and fakirs of all kinds. Besides
these there are a trty of young Kansas
"marms" in charge of Miss Bruce, who were
driven out by the soldiers, and a party of
eight young ladies from Purcell who will
battle for a quarter section each.
Some fifty or more families of negroes
have left Fort Smith, Ark., for the vicinity
of Guthrie, Oklahoma, where they and nu
merous other colored people will establish a
THE TROOPS AS POLICE.
A Very .Wise Measure Adopted by the
Arkaxsa.9 Citt, Kan., April 15. The
war department is making extensive prepara
tion to police Oklahoma with mounted
troops, and in order to do it as thoroughly as
possible is relieving of garrison duty cavalry
commands all over the Indian territory. In
fantry is being brought in from the garrisons
of the east to man the forts, and the troopers
will be detailed to act as escorts through the
new Eldorado in squads of three and four.
The object of this is to prevent disor.ler and
bloodshed. Tbe d pirtment has received ad
vices through otliit-rs who have passed
through the Oklahoma campaign that serious
contacts over homesteads are liable to be of
daily occurrence unless tbe strictest vigi
lance is maintained.
Every part of ground from the Canadian
to the Cherokee strip will be patrolled Pre
scribed beats or sectious will be assigned to
tbe different commands, and each officer will
be held strictly ac-ountalle for what hap
pens in his particular territory. It is the first
time in many years that the United States
army or any Hirtiou of it has been convert
ed into a poliCH force. But iu this case Sec
retary Proctor thinks it absolutely necessary
to furnish as full protection as possib'e to all
the settlers. It will be weeks before they
can organise their town and county govern
ments and appoint officers of their own,
hence without the restraining influence of
troops, or some other instrument of the law,
the better class of settlers would become the
legitimate prey of the hundreds of rascals
aad cutthroats wbp will flock into the trri
tory for plunder only.
The Border A1!t with People.
Fort Smith, Ark., April 15. The entire
western Arkansas border is a scene of bust
ling activity. People are striving to get into
Oklahoma by the southeastern "entrance,
which opens by for the richest portion of the
new territory. Capt S. H. Scott, a prom
inent . lawyer of this city, has organized a
large colony and proposes to lay out a town
ite near Kicaapoo reservation. Govern
ment officials from the Pottawatomie and
Iowa reservations tvort that the neighbor
hood is fairly alive with a heterogeneous
mass of ieople. Old forty-niners say the
scene rivals anything iu the old California
days If tbe present ruu coutiniios until
the 22nd more than twice as many will be ou
the southern border of Oklahoma as can be
There's a Koomlnjr Hirer to Crona.
Wichita, Kan., April 15. It is reported
that the Cimarron la rising rapidly, threaten'
ing the boomers with anew danger, as tbe
river must tie crossed to reach Oklahoma and
there are no bridges. The ford near Guthrie
is the only one now available. A boomer
named Gordon is sail to have been caught in
a quick-sand near King Fisher and drowned,
while his team was carried down the river.
Two railroad employes are also reported to
have been drowned at Gutlm,
Wheat Wa Too Many for Him.
St. Louis, April 13. Saturday morning
the body of John Jackson, president of the
St Louis Elevator company, was found
hanging to one of the posts in the office of
company, dead. If was a case of suicide,
caused by unlucky speculations in May
wheat. He left several letters addressed
to friends. To E. 8. Warner be
wrote with reference principally to real
estate matters, concluding as follows:
"Regards to Mra Warner. Look after my
wife and boy. Good-by, good-by, gcod-bv.
On tbe margain of the letter was written
Loss of sleep for the last two weeks ha
made me crasy." Ia tbe letter to Mr. Warner
also appeared the following: "As for myself
lam fairly beat. Wheat ia too many for
ma." His losses are thought to have been
about 500,000, - .
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