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THE rROGK TBHEND ARGFUB, SATURDAY APRIL, 20, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Saturday, Aran. 20. 1889.
FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS.
The Glorious Easter and Its Signi
ficance. Tii Asmlvrreary et Christ' Besar-
reetlaa e off the Three Great
Jrtlrala erthe 1 hrlatiaa Year lta
Easter, the anniversary of Christ's
resurrection from the dead, is one of the
three great festivals of the christian year
It is the triumphant holiday of every
christian church throughout the civilized
J "world. The Lenten season is past and
the glorious day of rejoicing is at hand,
when thousands of hallelujahs will be
wafted on the wines of the wind to the
" - throne on high, expressive of the univer
sal exultation of Ood's people in com
memorating the rising of our Saviour
from the tomb. This crowning event
in the earthly life of the redeemer
k.. .1 V. -l -..l Y.
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with the greatest joy, from the earliest
period of Christianity down to the present
day. On Easter day the churches, es
peclallv in this country, are lavishly
decorated with the purest and most beau
tiful of all nature's adornments flowers.
Easter Is, in the popular mind. Inti
mately associated with flowers. The or
igin of the name, according to one au
thority, is Eastre, or Ostara, the Anglo
Saxon goddess of spring. To this deity
the fourth month, corresponding to April
in our calendar, was dedicated. This
was called Eastur month, or Easter
month. The festival commemorating the
resurrection of the Savior of mankind
also marks the season of nature's annual
awakening. It is the period of bursting
buds and spring blossoms.
Wheocs come the beanteou progeny of spring
They hear a null amall voire, "Awake:"
And while the lark la on the wing,
From dtlit and darkness break.
Flowers of all hue
Lauirh In the (tale,
. S.arkle with dews
And dance o'er hill and dale.
The groves and meadows which were
dull and dead since winter, begin already
to feel the new life which has started to
pulsate in tree, grass blade and flower.
From their winter quarters in warmer
climes the birds have begun to come.
Some of them have been here for several
weeks. The blue bird arrived in Febru
ary, and the swallow in March. Two or
three weeks hence the robin, bobolink
and the thrush will be with us. The at
Biosphere has taken on a kindlier mood.
The rigors of winter have gone, and
there Is an ecstasy once more in the mere
consciousness of existence.
Easter is a movable festival in the
church. Last year it came early; Ibis
year it falls late. The earliest possible
day for Easter is the 22J of March, and
It fell on that date in ISIS for the last
time in about two Hundred years.
One object in arranging the calendar
moon was that Easter might never fall
on the tame day as the Jewish Passover.
Two years ago Easter and the Passover
were separated but by a single night.
The Jewish festival usually occurs in
Passion week, the last week in Lent, or
after the 25th of April. On the other
hand the christian festival is never held
before the 25th of March or after the
85th of April. In 1913 Easter will fall
on the 23d of March, as it did in 1835
and 1856. The latest occurred in 1886,
the 25th of April, and will not fall on
that day again untii 1943.
While Easter is one of the brightest
and most glorious occasions known to
the religious thinking people, it has a
wordly importance it is Ihe gTeat milli
nery Sunday. It is the greatest day of
all the year for the display of feminine
headgear, provided, of course, the weather
i Easter, like Christmas, is a day when
the unfortunate should be remembered .
There are sad-eyed thousands who would
barter all the new bonnets on top of this
hard old earth-for good beef and bread
for their hungry children tomorrow. If
the fragTance of Eatter lilies could but
teal Into all these daikened homes to
morrow, it would be teaching the true
lessons of Easter.
There will be special and appropriate
services in all the Catholic and most of
the protectant churches tomorrow. In
the afternoon there will fee services for
the Knights Templar at Trinity and will
be attended by Everts' commandery in a
body. In the evening there will be a
aU&4(.Sng in the Central Presbyters
lan church, coO&icted by Prof. S. T.
The Paeaevef.- - " "
Onr Hebrew citizens are now celebrat
ing the Feast of the Passover, which
festival comes a week earlier than Easter
and this year began on April 15. It con
tinues seven day, having commenced last
Monday evening and will last until
next Tuesday evening, during which time
Hebrews must partake of unleavened
bread, matzes being substituted in place
of the usual leavened bread. The greater
amount of matzes come from New York,
Chicago, Cincinnati and Bt. Louis, where
they are manufactured under the direc
tion of the rabbis, or some persons ap
pointed by them . They are made from
selected flour, kneaded with water, and
are very palatable. These are square
cakes, or crackers, as they are frequently
termed by the unknowing Gentile, and
round cakes, and between these two there
is a great distinction. The orthodox
Jews insist that their matzes shall be hand
made and each one put into the oven as
aoon as it is cut from the dough. These
are from ten to fourteen inches in diame
ter and about al thick as a soda cracker.
The reformed, or liberal Hebrews, usually
order matzes that are ten inches square
and made by machines, which they be
lieve are quite as fully within the re
quirements of the mosaic law. at they are
baked to quickly that there is no chance
for fermentation. .
The pictures most frequently seen in
the papers jnst now are cabinet sighs.
At the Ninth Street Methodist church,
preaching at 8:30 p m by Rev O W Que.
Sunday school at the usual hour, Robt.
At Trinity chorea. Rev R F 8weet,
rector, tomorrow, services at 6 and 10:45 a
m 7:30 p m. Knights Templar services at
3 pm. Easter Monday seryice at 9 a m
and 7:30 p m. Easter Tuesday at 9 a
At the First Baptist chuTch, H. C.
Leland, pastor, services at 10:45 a m
and 7:30 p m. Morning services ap
propriate to the day. Evening, "An
gels." Sunday school at 9:30 a m, J
W Welch, superintendent. Young peo
ple's and converts' meeting at 6:80 pm.
At Forty-fourth street chapel, Sunday
school at 2:30 p m, and service at 3:80
At the Christian chapel, Geo E Piatt,
pastor. Easter service at 10:45 a m.
Subject: "Resurrection and Reunion."
Ordination service at the close of the
morning service. Service also a; 7:30 p
m. Subject: "Speaking." Sunday school
at 9:15 a m, Geo E Piatt, superintendent.
Young people's meeting at 6:30 p m.
Mission room Sunday school at 8:80 p
m, Geo Colburn, superintendent.
At the Broadway Presbyterian church
the Rev. W. S. Marquis, pastor, will
preach at at 10:45 a m, and conduct a
special Easter survice at 7 :30 p m. Theme:
"The Losical Consequences of a Disbe
lief in Christ's Resurrection." Sunday
school at 9:10 a m, Dr J W Stewart, su
perintendent. Young people's meeting
at 6:15 p m. South Park Mission Sun
day school at 2:30 p m. Preaching at
3:30 p m.
At the First M. E. church, preaching
at 10:45 a m and 7:30 p m, by the pastor
Rev G WGue. Morning subject: "Easter
Joy." Evening subject:' "Hard Times,
and IIow to Meet Them." Sunday school
at 9:15 a m,J F Robinson, superintendent.
Young people's meeting at 6:30 p m, C E
Adams, leader. Children's meeting at
2:15 p m, John L Freeman, leader. Easter
service will be accompanied with profuse
floral decorations. Special music and
giving out of missionary certificates to
those who have worked for the special
At the Central PresbyteVian church,
appropriate Easter services tomorrow at
10:45 a m and 7:30 p m. Rev A B Mel
drum, pastor. Subject of morning ser
mon: "The Resurrection of Christ." A
special service of praise will be held in
the evening, in which the choir will he
assisted by some of the best musical tal
ent of the city. The pastor will deliver
a short sermon. Printed programmes at
each service. Sabbath school and pas
tor's bible class at 9:30 a m, James M
Buford, superintendent. Young people's
meeting at 6:30 p m. Gospel Hymns
U9(;d at evening service. .
Mr. B. D. Buford, chairman nf the
Second avenue property holders' organi
zation, announces that arrangements have
been made with the C. B. fe Q. for a
special train to leave Rock Inland Tues
day morning, which will go to the cities
of Quincy, Galesburg and return to Rock
Island Wednesday night. The city
councils of Rock Island, Moline
and Davenport and the Second
avenue property owners and members
of the press are invited. The object of
the trip is to inspect paving materials.
Fare for the round trip $4 If the orig
inal committee which accompanies this
excursion does not see all it wants, it
will then go to Springfield and other
cities, while the excursionists will return
to Rock Island. A number of gentlemen
from Davenport and Moline have already
consented to go.
Mew Yerk'e Poatmauer Mead.
New York, April 20. Postmaster
Pearson-died at 4:20 this morning. He
was originally appointed under a repub
lican administration and his reappoint
ment was one of the conopicuoas exam
ples of President Cleveland's civil service
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,
Lucas County, 8. S.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
is the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing buriness in the
city of Toledo, County and State afore
said, and that said firm will prv the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh
Cube. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and BHbscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A.iD., '86. A. W. GLEASGN,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood tfnd
mucus surfaces of the system . Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
sSTSold by druggists. 75c.
FELL FROM THE STATE HOUSE DOME.
Bad leath nf a Little Girl and Miraculous
Feat of Her Uncle.
Columbus, O., April 20. A little niece of
Clerk B. M. Hall, of the Ohio state senate,
named Mary ExtoUo Sultzman, of Salineville,
O , fell from the interior of the state house
dome yentenlay morning. It is a distance of
SijO feet from the dome to the ground below.
In falling the girl struck on a stone coping
where the body rented, but the skull we fa
tally crushed. The little girl's, Mother and
uncle were with her. ajJibe latter, in the ex
citement, junjrsja'to the coping beside the
body of thru 'chilil. The ledge is narrow, and
that the man should have been able to jump
and land upon it is considered almost
miraculous. A missing pane of glass in a
dome window caused the little girl's falL
Injured in a Uear-Knd Collision.
Louisville, Ky., April 20. By a rear
end collision on the Short-Line division of
the Louisville and Nashville railway near
Glencoe, this state, yesterday, the sleeping
car of a passenger train was telescoped by a
freight train and the following persons hurt:
Mrs. Raymond, right arm sprained; Charles
M. Norton, of Col verts, Tex., left arm and
side badly bruise; Airs. S. Kripps, of Alle
gheny City, Pa., scalp wound; A. J. Dovel,
of Manistee, Mich., left arm sprained and
head slightly cut; J. B. Dovel, of Pinkney,
O., bruised on right side and arm; William
Kepper, fireman of freight, right arm broken
and scalp wound; Adolph Messier, flagman
of passenger, left leg badly bruised; John
Walker, brakeman, freight, slightly bruised.
Distressing Doable Fatality.
Bbooelyk, N. Y., April 20. Mrs. Kate
O'Brien, aged 85,of 416 Provpect avenue, arose
in her usual health yesterday, cared for her o-months-old
infant, and prepared the break
fast for her husband. A few hours later she
was found lying dead on the floor with the
dead body of ber infant lying underneath.
It is believed that Mrs. O'Brien was at
tacked with heart di sease and fell dead while
carrying her Infant, the latter being crushed
to death under its mother's weight.
A Tornado Cats a Swath.
Hinckley, Ills., April 2a A tornado
passed through this village about 10. o'clock
Thursday night. It struck the town In the
northwest portion and continued eastward,
unroofing and damaging every building
and tree in its course. Its path was about
100 feet wide and its duration not over fif
teen seconds. ' No one was killed or even In
jured beyond a few scratches. - -
Six Hours of Flame
Sweep Away Property Valued
at Over $3,000,000.
EFFORTS OP THE FIREMEN USELESS.
Two Great Elevators and a Lard Refinery
la New York Destroyed with Much Other
Property One Man Killed and Several
Injured An Aged Woman Watching the
Conflagration Falla Out of a Window
and Receives a Mortal Hurt Workmen
Forced to Jump for Their Uvea Mle
New York, April 20. The most destruct
ive fire that has visited this city for years
completely swept the east bank of the North
river from Fifty-ninth to Sixty-fifth street
yesterday i.fternoon. It destroyed more
than 11,5 '0,(00 worth of property belonging
to the New York Central Railroad company
and at least -500,000 worth belonging to N. .
K. Fairbanks, of Chicago; the Rossi ter
stores, and others.
W here It Got Its Start.
The fire sU-rted on the ground floor of the
Fairbanks lard refinery (formerly the W. J.
Wilcox Lard company), a building 200 feet
square, stretching from Fifty-ninth to Six
tieth street aid facing the North river. It
seems to have originated at a spot where
some workman were putting in a new lard
cooling apparatus, but the exact cause can
not be learned. The building was old and
soaked with grease, and the flames quickly
enveloped tie whole structure. There
were three innnense vats in the factory, con
taining 200,0 10 gallons of melted lard and
ootton-seed oil, and when the flames
reached them the mixture exploded, throw
ing the burni lg fluid in all directions.
Had to Jump for Their Uvea.
The 150 employes found escape by the stair
way cut off, nnd most of them bad to jump
from window 4. Many were injured, and one
was killed outright. The excitement was so
great and the police had so much to do that
it was impost ible to secure the names of all
the injured. The unfortunate men were
hurried away to hospitals as rapidly as am
bulances could be procured. The police kept
back a crowd of women, many of whom had
relatives in :he building. The building,
which contained also the Rossiter stores.
was soon beyend saving. The blaze was a
most imposing spectacle, and attracted the
attention of pi-ople in Jersey City and all
along the Jersey shore, and of thousands of
passengers on ferryboats crossing the river
far miles up a id down. The six-story build
ing was soon nestroyed.
Great t rain Elevators Ablaze.
Meanwhile the efforts of the firemen to
save the two grain elevators opixwite the fac
tory bad been fruitless, and the great struc
tures were soo:i ablaze. All the fire engines
between Fourteenth street and Harlem were
on the spot, but the elevators were so
situated as to lie difficult of access by the fire
men, twenty -seven sunken tracks of the
New York Central railroad aud a line of
stock-yard iuo osures intervened between the
burning factoi y and the elevators, and the
only way to raou the buildings was along
sixtieth street, where the heat was too great
for the flremec to live in it. A company of
the firemen, hi wever, got past and into the
railroad yards, but there was only a six-inch
water pipe the -e, and with the engines so far
away they cou.d do little effective work. The
Ore-boats work ing from the river side, aided
by a number o.' tugs belonging to the New
York Central, were able to do more, but not
to save the buildings. The employes in the
elevators kept "he hose in the building play
ing as long a they could remain, but at
last they had to abandon their posts. Ele
vator A was tlie first to go, and its flames
communicated to elevator B. The sheds of
the stock-yards next fed the flames, and the
conflagration s jread rapidly northward.
Work ol' the Firemen Useless.
When the widl of the factory fell an im
mense quantity of goods that had been
packed in the R&siter stores fell outward
into Sixtieth itreet, blocking the thorough
fare, and preventing the firemen from doing
further work tlirough that channel. There
never was a fire in this city before at which
the work of the fire department counted for
so little. It w as impossible to make head
way against su ;h odds. Tte streams thrown
both from land and river seemed ridiculoua
The pier aud pier sheds connected with the
elevator system were of course badly dam
aged and rendered temporarily useless, and
some freight v, hich they contained was de
stroyed. Counting: lp the Loaaes.
The elevators were each about 825 feet by
125 feet, and lu id a capacity of over 1,000,000
bushels apiece, but they were almost empty.
Elevator "A" -XfUtained only about 100,000
bushels of oats, and elevator "B" a smaller
quantity of bur ey, making the total value of
the content nit over $100,000. The build
ings cost respectively $750,000 and $600,000
when built thir een years ago, a large part
of the cost beitg for the foundations, which
are probably not totally rained. The New
York Central Railroad company also owned
the factory buil ling in which the fire origin
ated. They leaned it to Fairbanks. It was
worth about $1(0,000.
The losses on contents are not accurately
known, but Fa rbanks' loss is estimated at
$300,000 aud that of Rossiter & Co.'s custom
ers, comprising a large number of merchants,
at $2.50,000. Tin owners of the goods are
probably fully insured, and Rossiter & Co.
themselves lost but little. Fairbanks is also
said to be fully insured, and the railroad
company kept it property well covered.
Stopped lor Want of Material.
The fire swept along the shores to Sixty-
sixth street, where it stopped for want of ma
terial to feed n -on. Th fire lasted from
about S o'clock i ntil 9 and was witnessed by
avast throng. The police estimated that
the crowd contained over 200,000 people. The
aigtt was a magnificent one, and there was
nothing for blocks around to obstruct the
view. After Lirk the sky was brightly
lighted up all over the city, miles away from
'Many estimatt s place the loss far above
$2,000,000 and tome as high as $4,000,000.
The police estim ite is $3,500,000. The prop
erty at the Unioi Stock Yards company was
not seriously damaged, owing to the direc
tion of the wind being favorable.
The Killed and Injured.
The workman killed by jumping from a
window of the f ictory was Henry Benning,
single, of 6W4 Tenth avenue. The workmen
injured, so far as their names could be
learned, are: Jol n Johnson, S17 West Forty
second street, bay & injured; Charles Brown.
tiOa West Forty-third street, severe injuries
to head. Two firemen were prostrated by
beat- William J. noble and E. H. Tobin.
While looking nt the fire from a window of
the house 547 west Fifty -seventh street.
Mary Murray, ait aged woman, lost her bal
ance and fell to :ha pavement"' twenty feet
below, and her al ull was fractured. She was
taken to the Rooterelt hospital.
HAD A PHENOMENAL ESCAPE.
Remarkable Lt.ck of an Express Train
Under Perilous Circumstances.
Hartford, Conn., April SO. The Boston
and New York limited via the New England
and the Air Line roads, which left Boston at
8 p.m. Thursdaj , had a phenomenal escape
from being wrecl ed about three hours Utter
on the Air Line. As the train approached
Turnerrille, Com., running full forty miles
an hour, the axle of the forward truck of the
smoker broke. 1 be dragging of the wheels
checked the tram before it reached a switch.
It smashed the svitcb rod and so turned the
guide rail that tb three passenger cars broke
their connection 'vith the smoker and passed
on to a branch track. The smoker was
turned over on Its side, but not one of its
numerous inmate was injured. The passen
ger cars were pasted aiotind the wreck, and
in leas than fort 7 minutes the train was
again on its way o New York. -
Sooner or late r ft potato is bound to set
its eyes peeled. ?
FOUL MURDHRS AVENGED.
The Slayer of a Young: Girl Gets His J ant
Vincknnes, Ind, April 30. The people Of
this section of Indiana heaved a sigh of satis
faction yesterday when the announcement
was made that Sylvester Grubb had been
strangled at the hands of the law. The exe
cution took place in the county jail at 11:05.
He had been attended for his spiritual bene
fit by Mrs. Denny and Rev. Mr. Keith, and
declared he was ready to meet his God.
When asked if he had anything to say, he
replied. "I have a heap to say, but dasen't
open my mouth on account of the newspa
pers. Iam ready; better put on your rope."
His crime was the murder ol Miss uer-
trude Downey at the county fair at Prince
ton, Ind.. Sept 18, 18S8. He had been en
gaged to the girl, but her mother did not
like him and prevailed upon her to discard
him. Meeting ber at the fair he asked ber to
go with him, and upon her refusal he shot
ber three times and tried to shoot himself,
but his pistol snapped. It was hard work to
save him from being hung by a mob, but be
was whisked off to Evonsville and when the
lynchers visited the Princeton jail he was not
Two Negro Murderers Bung.
Fort Smith, Ark., April 20. Malachl Al
len and James Mills were hanged yesterday
in the federal court yard. The trap was
sprung at 12:23 o'clock, and the necks of both
mon were broken by the falL Maledon was
the hangman, this making the sixty -sixth ex
ecution he has performed on the same gal
lows. Allen was a one-armed negro, 35 years
old. He murdered two men, Shadrock Pe
ters and Silas Love, near Cherokee town in
the Chickasaw nation, on July 1.1, 1S83.
Mills was a mulatto Indian ne?ro His crime
was the murder of John Winan.-i, a negro,
on Dec. 1, 1887.
RECORDS OF THE LEGISLATURES.
Salient Points from the Transactions of
Springfield, 111., April 20. The appro
priation for improvements at the Elgin in
sane hospital was passed by the senate yes
terday and also the bill to pay the late Rep
resentative Teebey's widow the salary he
would have received had he lived through
the session. The bill changing the time of
holding the supreme court sessions was
passed, and the bill requiring wages of em
ployes to be paid semi-monthly was sent to
the judiciary committee. Adjourned to
1 be house referred the senate election bill
to the proper committee. The bill providing
that executions may issue upon judgments of
justices of the peace any time wiibiu seven
years, but not afterward, was passed, as
was the bill regulating the duties of stock
yards and transportation companies under
governor's ploclamatious restraining the im
portation of cattle into the state;
also the bill reducing the in
terest on property sold for taxes aimed
at tax title "sharks." A resolution was
adopted to the effect that as at this time 100,
000 citizens are marching ou Oklahoma the
bouse adjourn to 2:30 p. in. in honor of the
noble pioneers. Upon reassemblirg an at
tempt to take up the telephone bill was de
feated. A bill was passed requiring a bank
director to be the owner of at least $1,500 in
shares of the stock of the bank. The stock
yards bill was made special order for May 1.
Wisconsin legislature Adjourns.
Madison, Wis., April 20. The legislature
adjourned sine die yesterday. The governor
vetoed the bills admitting chronic inebriates
ill to the Insane hospital and amending the
charter of the Northwestern Improvement
1'aaaed the High LJcenae Kill.
Laxsino, Mich., April ao.-STTbe house yes
terday passed the bill fixing the liquor li
censes at $000 for retail and $300 for whole
sale. The senate defeated the house bill to
repeal thb ' w authorizing circuit judges to
sentence first offenders to the Detroit house
'B-A-D" MEN FOR DRIVERS.
A Consignment of Cowboy Arrives at
Minneapolis, April 2). There was a de
cided improvement for the company in the
street car situation yesterday. No additional
lines were oiwned, but those running had
more cars and more passengers. There was
no disorder, and everything worked
The interest of the day was centered in
the arrival of thirty -eight "cowboys" from
Kansas, in the morning. They are said to
be receiving $4 per day aud txenses.
"Didn't Come Here for Fun."
H. C. Jones, brother of the famous "Buf
falo" Jones, is with the party. Said he: "We
didn't come up here for fun. We have a rep
utation, and we will keep it. This is the
crowd that took the books from Cimarron
to Eagles in the Gray county-seat war.
There were a number of men killed at that
time, so you can see we mean business." It
is a tough looking crowd. Revolvers stick
out of pockets and sombreros are on everv
head The men said that another party of
100 is on the way here, headed by Deputy
United States Marshal Fred Singer, w ho is
well known in Kansas as a "bad man." The
arrival of these men has stirred up bad blood,
and trouble is looked for when they are put
A Few More Cars Going In St. l'aul.
St. Paul, April 20. The Seventh Street
street-car line was started again at 7 o'clock
yesterday morning. There were but few
oeorjle about the barns when th mra warn
pulled out, and the people along the line kept
pre ny quiet, rive cars were run, all in a
line, the same as the three were Thursday.
There were not so many officers on the cars,
but a great many were stationed upon the
street corners along the line
Latest Official Appointment.
Washlvoton City, April 20. The presi
dent's appointments yesterday included Solon
W. Stocking, of Ouandaga, N. Y., to be an
examiner in chief in the patent office; Rulpb
W. Wheelock, of Mitchell, D. T., receiver of
public moneys at Mitchell, D. T. ; Laban J.
Miles, of West Branch, la., agent for the In
dians of the Osage agency, in the Indian ter
ritory, and a few others to positions as regis
isters, receivers, etc
ONE MORE STEAMER OVERDUE,
Giving; Rise to the Belief That She lias
Picked Vp the Denmark's People.
Philadelphia, April 20. The Atlantic
Transport line steamer Missouri, Capt Mer
rill, from London to this city, is eight days
overdue. She is a new vessel, and has never
been in this port. Her non-arrival is now at
tributed in shipping circles to the belief that
she has picked up the 700 passengers and
crew of the abandoned steamer Danmark,
and has taken them to the nearest port, the
She does not carry pasrengers, and if she
picked up the Danmark's passengers would
make for the nearest port. Her stock of pro
visions and water would soon become ex
hausted, aud it would be a most hazardous
attempt to endeavor to rech this country
with 700 of the Danmark's crew and passen
gers and fifty of her own, provisioned for
only fifty people.
Another Nihilist riot Discovered.
St. Petersburg, April 20. A Nihilist plot
to kill the czar has been discovered. It was
planned to assassinate him with a dynamite
bomb while he was attending the funeral of
Gen. Pancker, the late minister of roads. A
number of persons have been arrested.
The Weather We May Kxpect.
Washington Orrr, April 20. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m. yesterday
are as follows: For lower Michigan Light
rain; colder in the eastern portion; warmer in
the western portion: southwesterly winds.
For Indiana and Illinois Fair weather, pre
ceded by light rain In Indiana and In eastern
Illinois; alight fall, followed by higher tem
perature; westerly winds. For upper Michi
gan and Wisconsin Fair, warmer weather;
southerly winds. For Iowa Fair, warmer
weather; southerly winds.
Chicago, April 19. All the exchanges
throughout the country were closed on Good
Friday and no quotations were girea out -
Down in the Promised Land of
FWO FIGHTS AND A FEW CORPSES.
Deputy Marahala Get on the Trail of Tres
passers and Have a Pitched Battle, the
Beanlt Being Seven Badly Wounded Men
Aa Ambuscade That Belched a Show,
er or Bullets Another Fight Reported
Indian Police Prevent a Decrease in the
Gambling Population Proirreaa of the
Chicago, April 20. The following dis
patch is published here this morning:
Pcrcell, L T., April 18. There bas been
a battle between United States officers and
boomers and thirty boomers were taken pris
oners. Seven of them were scvely wounded
and one deputy marnhal was slightly hurt.
A raid was made by United State deputy
marshals this afternoon on boomers who had
disregarded the lew, and taken up claims in
Oklahoma. For several days men on horse
luick and in wagons have been seen fording
the South Canadian north of Purcell and
disappearing in the timber to the eastward,
end the feeling against the trespassers was
given expression in an indignation meeting
in the Methodist church at which several
fiery speeches were mud The chief deputy
marshal thereupon determined to make a raid
on the trespassers, and made up a party and
started fut He picked up fifteen on the
road ami started them back to the border,
and then cautiously proceeded several miles.
Suddenly a shot was heard on the left, and
a bullet clipped a loaf above thi head of one
of the party. A minute later a volley rang
out in front, and the pony ridden by one of
the deputies sank to the ground with a bullet
in the head. The chief of the deputies is
noted for his bravery, and he called out for
his men to "charge." Each bail uuslung his
Winchester, and all surged forward. They
fired into the thicket and shouted like mad
men. There . was no response for several
minuted, and the men begau to think they
had disiiersed the assailants.
They soon discovered their mistake. A
man popried from behind a log and fired at
them, and this was the signal for another
fusillade from his friends. He retreated
down a ravine just in time to escae the fire
of the deputies, who routinuod to advance
and pump their repeaters. Half way down
the ravine the deputies discovered a rough
barricade of logs and brush ucross the en
trance, and simultaneously a voice exclaimed:
"Now give it to them, boys." A sheet of
flame poured from the face of the barrrier,
and another shower of bullets sped toward
the officers. They hud lieen sufficiently
warned, however, and but one of their num
ber was hit, and his wound was not serious.
The chief deputy ordered a retreat and
gathered bis men about him for a council of
war. It was evident that the barricade was
quite heavily ni iniieJ, and that a direct as
sault would proved disastrous, therefore it
was decided to divide the party and attack
the flanks of the enemy. This movement
brought the deputies directly above the bar
ricade. At a given signal they began shoot
ing from the top of the ravine right into the
midst of the boomers, who were utterly un
able to defend themselves from such an at
tack. Ten minutes of rapid firing ensued and
then a cry for quarter went up from the bar
ricade. "We surrender," shouted a man
when the firing ceased. The blood pouring
from a wound in his forehead attested that
he knew he had enough. A hasty advance
to the fort and the officers were in charge of
thirty prisoners, seven of whom were severe
Two of these, Thomas Mullins and David
Winship, will probably die. Mullins has a
bullet in his left lung and Winship one in his
abdomen. Martin Fallon, of Gainesville,
Tex., raceiveda ball in his left thigh; John
T. AVhite, of Fort Worth, was struck ou the
shoulder; Samuel Dodd, of North Carolina,
has a deep gash in bis forehead: Edward
Frabishey, of Texas, suffers a shattered arm ;
John Young, of Louisiana, is shot through
The prisoners, all of whom had rifles and
revolvers and plenty of ammunition, were
disarmed, the wounded cared for as well as
possible under the circumstances, and the
march to Purcell was taken up. The wagons
and personal property of the boomers were
destroyed. The gang were all southerners,
mostly from Texas, and presented a forlorn
apiearaiice. Their captain, Edwin Mcintosh,
said he had Ix-en concealed in a ravine for
three days, and that the party was only the
advam-e guard of a body nf more than 400,
who, through agente sent ahead, had selected
their claims and proposed to liol.l them with
Winchesters against all corners.
DESPERADOES ON THE GROUND.
They Propose to Get Their Share by a
Raid for Plunder.
Arkansas Crrv, April SO. A detachment
of troopers from Fort Reno arrived yester
day morning and will join Capt Hayes at
the Ponca reservation this afternoon. The
sergeant in charge says that a gang of des
peradoes from No Man's Land, armed to the
teeth, is camped in the Arapahoe and Chey
enne reservation, near the border of Okla
homa. It is believed they will rove through
the territory and plunder settlers who are
beyond the .protection of the United States
Why Not Let 'Eui Alone.
The rival factious of gamblers at Purcell
came together Thursday night and exchacged
several shots, but without doing auy injury.
The Indian policemen threatened to empty
thoir Winchesters right and left without re
gard to consequences, and the fighting soon
ceased and the crowd disjiersed.
Proi;reMS of the Boomers.
A courier rider who came in from the
Cherokee strip last'evening, reported that the
boomers were making good progress. ' Thurs
day night they camped on the north bank of
Willow Springs, and last night they pitched
their tents near the south line of the Ponca
reservation. To-night they will be in sight
of the land for which tbey have endured so
many hardships. Every train arriving here
leaves hundreds of men who are all bound
for the promised kind They are camping on
the prairies, living in tents, or any place
tbey can find rest or shelter. The hotels can
not accommodate one-tenth of them.
One Settler Drowned.
Wellinoton, Kan., April 20. News
reached here last evening to the effect that
PawneeY Bill's colony, consisting of 500
wagons, is water-bound attf. be Salt fork of
the Arkansas river, twenty miles south of
HunneweU. The drowning of a man nampd
Frather aud his horses demonstrated the
danger of attempting to ford the swollen
and turbulent stream, and the colonists are
now engaged in the construction a huge
raft upon which they hope to float over to
the other side with their teams and outfits.
A train of 46 vehicles from Salt Lake
valley Utah, and points in Colorado, passed
six miles west of ' here yesterday on their
An uucoiifirinod report was received here
yesterday of a fight between boomers and
cattlemen in the strip over some fence cut
ting, in which four men were killed.
Heading Off the Land Grabbers.
Washington City, April ao. It having
come to the knowledge of the commissioner
of the general land office that attorneys were
arranging with soldiers for them to make the
declaratory filings in Oklahoma, and then to
relinquish the same for the benefit of the at
torneys,, the commissioner of the general land
office has takeu such action in the premises
as will prevent the consummation of the al
leged fraud. He will permit no entries of
such character followed by a relinquishment
unless upon oath of the attorney that he re
ceives no benefit from the relinquishment
"So you are a jail bird, ehT What did
they put you in for?" "Robin.
i ii improved!
Lace Curtain Stretchers
CUT Of FOLOtMO rRAMC
Will Snve yoa Money, Time and Labor.
EVEKT HoVSEKEErKB SHOLLD HaVS 0m
any ludy can operate them.
For Sala By.
He invites the public
Parlor Furniture which he
Chicago Happy Again
For SI e Has Her Own Anson
A TOWN ABLAZE WITH FI2EW3RK8
And Nolhy with R joining Cheer A Great
Throng at the Hallway Station to Greet
the Renowned Globe-Trottera, Who Are
Kaeorled Through the Streets at ihe
Head f a I'roceasion Banquet at the
Chicaoo. April 3D. When the Chicago
and All-Ame rica base ball twains stepped off
the train from the east at 0:3" p. m. last even
ing, in this city, they had completed the cir
cuit of the glle. The tourists met with a
grand oval ion, thousands of people thronging
the station to catch a glimpse of the famous
athletes. It was niter 7 o'clock when the car
riages containing the players wheeled into
line for the grand parade through the busi
ness district of the city. Many thousands of
people lined the curlistoiies, and the progress
through the streets was attended by
the greatest enthusiasm. Fireworks
and red fire illuininated the sky
throughout the line of march, which was
participated in by all the unifoi iui d amateur
base ball clulis in the city, the athletic cluls
generally and a large number of bicyclists,
headed by lutndg of music. The great pro
cession inarched past the city and county
building nnd all the newspaer olllces, the
latter lieing serenaded in turn.
When the column h-lrti into Waba-ih
avenue there was a great uproar. The win
dows of the business buildings were filled
with faces, and many venturesome men sat
out upon the edges. The sidewalks were
choked with people. At Monroe street a
great skyrocket was fired by a muu who
knew how to fire such things. This pro
vokfd another outburst of cheering. While
the enthusiasm was ut its height a fire engine,
a hose cart and a truck d!isbd west ou
Monroe street with their gongs clanging
above the roar of the bunds and the
cbeei-s of the crowd. The man with the sky
rockets saw his chance and touched oft an
other screamer. The rocket shot over the
heads of the firemen, w ho moved their hel
mets in acknowledgment. At one time Wa
bash avenue, from Jackson to Washington,
was a stream of fire. Balls of colored fire
fell against the buildings, while rockets and
squibs and bombs exploded aliove the rools.
Boys rsn along the columns liearing sticks of
red fire, and every few moments a fountain
of sjuu ts would burst from the center of the
The scene at the station on the arrival of
th globe-trotters was a reumrkMble one.
Wray-haired men and young and pretty
women were there. It was a terrific crush.
When the train rolled in thirty musicians
played "Home Again." The engineer thrust
his black faeo out of tbe cab window aud
smiled. Then a roar went up from tlie crowd.
Anson had stepped off the train. It was a
great moment in his life. Moisture gathered
in his eyes and he could scarcely Keak. A
score of men rushed to seize his hand. The old
man bowed, smiled, and chattered something,
but he couldn't speuk with any coher
ence. The I wind roared with greater vigor,
the fireman of the locomotive set his big bell
to clanging, and the shouting of the crowd
grew so uproarious that the no;sa became
deafening. Men with purple badges on their
breasts aud the depot policemen cut a lane
through the multitude, and through this ave
nue Anson walked with his face wrinkled in
a hard, ri id stuile, Theu one by one the rest
of the players, who had gone rouud the
globe, elbowed their way into the waiting
room of the station. Pfeffor and Ryan,
in high silk hats, were loudly cheered.
Then came Tom Paly in a light over
coat, with the tall and symmetrical Tener at
his heels. Burns, with his silver-beaded cane.
and Sullivan, with his face split all out of
shape by a hideous grin, walked beside Bald
win, who was chewing something aud shak
ing h&-ids with everybody. Tbe All-Americas,
in light overcoats aud in full dress, strug
gled through Ihe crowd the best they could.
Ward was almost swept away from his com
panions by the .ide which seemed to run
from the iron gates through the big doors
and out into the mud of Polk street. Tho
cheering became more vociferous .every mo
ment, and when the well-known faces of tbe
players apjieared among the beads outside
tbe station tbe uproar was iucredible. Po
licemen fought to clear the way to the car
riages which were waiting to re-eive tbe
tourists, but they migL t just as well have
tried to push back tbe oM beach-combers of
the Atlantic. Through t!w crowd the play
ers struggled uutil their collars and iieckties
were all awry. When the crush was great
est a gnarled band came over the top of a
man's head, aud a voice exclaimed to An
son: "How are you, papaf v
Tbe hand belonged to "Old Silver" Flint,
and it was seised not only by Auson but by
half a dozen men who were sjKiilu.s; to
The procession came to an end at the
Palmer house, where the liauquet was
spread and the hall decorated with the
flag of each nation the boys had vis
ited in their tour. ll?re Mayor Crei-.-er was
the presiding officer and he was fluke-l and
surrounded by u couple of hundred of Chi
cago's best citizens. In frout of Mayor
Creiper was a large piece of confectionery
representing a fountain. Ou the top of 'this
were eighteen little candy men in lull uni
form and in retrulur playing xwUion. Em
blems of tbe national sport were every where.
Even in the soup the little pastry sticks were
miniature bats and I Mills.
Mayor Cregier welcomed the l.a- e lvalliste
home, and A. O. Spalding followed with a
review of the trip around the world. Jle
was loudly cheered. Anson made a speech.
The Prince of Wales, he said, was a nice
chap, and he took a liking to Uiiu. "If he
erer comes over here," said Aim, "you bet
we will do the square thing. " The boys had
been dined and wined by earls, dukes and
lords, and everything else.
Speeches were made by ex-Mayor Harri
son and several other gentlemen, and it was
early in the morning before the banqueters
sought their homes.
Teacher "What is the future of "he
onnur " Johnny (after considerable
tuougut; "He a dronk." w
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