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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Mosoat. Aran. 22. 1889.
On Wednesday evening Gillett'i com
panj in the dramatization of H. Rider
Haggard's famous romance, "She," will
be presented at Harper's theatre. The
production is one of the stage sensations
of the day and will be Riven in Rock IsN
and in a role of nnequaled magnificence
and with all its wealth of stage effects.
Certainly no one who bas read the book
will miss the opportunity of seeiog the
play, and no one who appreciates the
brightest stage art will fail to attend
Wednesday night's entertainment.
special dispatch to the Chicago
Tribune says of the industry which for
some reason Rock Island failed, after
many exertions, to secure :
George W. Kidd, of New York, whole
sale liquor dealer, whose fortune is esti
mated at from 16.000.000 to f 10.000,000.
hat.it la-said.Rone in to break up the wet-
tenrwbisky trust. He has secured land
tff LaSalle. 111., and bas let contracts for
a distillery with a capacity of 8.000
bushels. This is only a starter, so it is
Mr. Richard O. Warren, formerly pay
master's clerk at the Rock Island arsenal,
who was Indicted in Peoria for embet
aling funds from the national govern
ment, on Thursday last plead guilty. He
was given the lowest punishment possi
ble a floe of 1 800. If Mr. Warren bas
erred, greatly too has be suffered, for he
is now bed fast from illness from wnich
he may never recover. The deUils of
how Mr. Warren defrauded the govern
ment by altering figures on the pay roll,
were given in the Abous at the time of
his arrest by Sheriff Silvis and prelimina
ry trial in this city several months ago.
Political rotate ra.
The first political delegation from the
lower end of the Eleventh congressional
district made its appearance this morn
ing. It is composed of ez-Senalor John
Fletcher, of Carthage, and Editor C.S De
Hart, of the Carthage Republican, John
8. Ewell, of Adrian, Payton Roberta, of
Monmouth and G. H. McElvain, of Bush
neil. The delegation put up at the Har
per and has been in close communion
with Congressman Gest all day as to fed
There was an apparent meaningness
in the cordial manner in which Rev. Mc
Pheeters grasped Congressman Gest's
hand this morning. It seems to be a
ground hog case, that the Rev. "Mac'
must be provided for.
The aspirants for the poslofBce at
Milan are besieging Congressman Gest's
office today and the indications are that
the question of so much agitation will be
settled before sundown.
aaseUUaa- Entirely Sew.
The Indestructible marble burial cas
ket is composed of a material known as
indestructible artificial marble, made
from Imported cement, which is but the
dust of stone or clay, from which all
vegetable or mineral matter bas been
eliminated, embodying principles advoca
ted by the society for the advancement
of science, is now being manufactured
into caskets in this city. The mode of
manufacture is as follows: A galvanized
woven wire frame is f ormed over a core,
and the composition cement is then run
into the mould, leaving the wire in the
center of the walls, which gives the
strength and symmetry, without the un
wieldiness of the ancient Egyptian re
ceptacle. A groove is cast in the upper
edge or body of the casket,
for the sealing of the top to
it with cement, or the introduction
of a rubber tube, making it absolutely
jolntleas, air tight and indestructible, aud
arresting the decomposition of the body,
and the escape of noxious gases, making
possible tbeir storage, disinterment or
transhipment to any part of the world.
The material being porous, absorbs the
fluids of the body, leaving it dry and
intact, while the exterior can be made im
pervious to moisture from the ground by
the application of a waterproof wash.
They are strong, light, beatuif ul in de
sign and constitute within themselves,
immature vaults, and are finished in
broadcloth, plush and satins, all of the
latest designs, and are furnished at a
price which brings them witbin the reach
of the rich and poor alike. All trims
mings and handles are adjusted the same
as on wood coffins.
Mr. Frank Clough, the new under
taker of No. 1805 Second avenue, is the
sole agent in Rock Island .
Tke Fraferalty af Sir mlaicbi mt
BMkltlsittX Davenport forbid
tea sua the Brgrrt that la. felt.
"I tell you what, we missed the fel
lowship of the Davenport Commandery
yesterday, "said a Sir Knight of Even's
Commandery to an Abous reporter this
morning. "The service at Trinity church
was beautiful, and we all enjoyed it
but for three years'wa have joined with
St. Simon of Cyrene in these Easter
festivities. This year we were forbidden
from doing so, and the Davenport Sir
Knights held their own services in
their asylum.' On two occasions we
were their guests at services conducted
at Grace cathedral, Bishop Perry preach
ing the sermon. Last year they
joined us, and Mr. Sweet preached as he
did yesterday, but Bishop Pery was pres
ent" "It is a great misfortune to us, I can
assure you, that we are not permitted to
affiliate with Cyrene Commandery, for
yesterday instanced only one of the many
fraternal pleasures we are obliged to
"How long will it be before the grand
commandery recicds its order ostracising
the Iowa commandery?' inquired the re
"Not at least until the next grand en
campment You see the Iowa comman
dery refused to accept the new ritual
adopted by the grand commandery at St.
Louis and so the entire state was ostra
cised. The ritual was not acceptable to
the Illinois commandery, but we adopted
it under protest and propose to put forth
every effort to have the old one reinstated
at the next grand commandery meeting."
"The new ritual excludes the old land
marks of Knighthood and it is not as
grammatical and pretty in its general
tone as the old one; indeed it is not as
satisfactory to the Sir Knights, as a rule,
anywhere, and while we do not approve
of the rebellious course pursued by the
Iowa commanderies, we do not blame
them so very much 'when we consider the
cause. As I say, it is peculiarly unfortu
nate for us that the present state of af
TWO WISCONSIN TOWNS WIPED OUT.
iimlf Millioa Italian K educed to Cinder
DxPerk, Win, April 41 At 4 p. m. Sat
urday the Mehienwlnkle Wooden ware com
pany's factory caught fire, burning the sheds
containing staves and btoclc. and in fact
everything in tbe town. While it was burn
ing, a heavy wind set in, and blew sparks
and coals of fire on to neighboring bouses,
and making the largest fire ever seen in this
city. Twenty dwelling houses were burnei
The Melsenwiukle works, where the Are orig
mated, have a loss of about J 150,000, with au
insurance of $40,0(10.
Two Fire Engine Abandoned.
AVhen the fire first started the Oroen Bay
fire engine was sent, for and arrived shortly
after the Are started. The Green Buy and
the De fere steamers were set in the middle
of the burning district and were doing good
work, when the wind changed suddenly and
hemmed the engines in, driving the Are all
to that immediate vicinity. The firemen had
to abandon the engines and they were ruined.
The steamers from Oshkueb and Apple ton ar
rived at 11 p. m. and succeeded in getting
the Are undr control.
Not Enough Lett to Identify.
De Pere is a city composed of two parts,
East and West De Pere. West De Pere is
the part which caught fire and there is not
enough left of it to be iuVntiua 1. The people
who were burned out have nearly all lioen
taken under shelter by tbeir ueighhors of the
east tide. The full loss is estimated to tie
over a half million dollar, and not one
fourth is covered by insurance
Forest Fires Destroy Ttnrkl.ee.
NeenaB. Wis., April 22. The wood near
Marion, a station on the M hvmiko, lake
Shore and Western railroa 1, forty miles west
of Appleton, caught fire KtturJiy nigbt and
spread with grent rapidity. The small town
of Buckbee was entirely wiped out Buck
bee is a small lumbering town ami a great
deal of lumber was stored there, which was
entirely consumed. The loss is est imated at
$100,01)0. A train of cars consisting of four
teen cars of lumber, and five cars of logs
caught fire near Marion and burned. Loss
about $75,000. The full loss nt Biicklee and
near Marion will amount to nearly fcMKt.OOO.
It is presumed that the tire originated from a
spark of a (tassing locom.itive.
HOVEY WINS AiD LOSES.
Two Clues Arising from I-ef;ilut Ive Artion
Decided by the Supreme Court.
Jitdianapous, April 2i The supreme
court handed down two important opinions
Saturday on the questions raised by Gov-
ernor Hovey during tti last ion of the
legislature. The first re I it.-d to Trustee
Carson, who was elected by tiie legislature,
a;d to who:n tii- govern.ir ref used a commis
sion ou the ground thnt the .Mature had
no right to elect an officer under a law of it
own creatiou. The decision is unanimous,
and upholds the right of the lnw making Ixnly
to elect, in this particular nistuuce., but is
silent as to the other otUces tilied by the
same body in a similar way.
The second case was . I iat of the supreme
court commission, and the decision was also
unanimous, the court holding that the legis
lature can not create a court, and that,
though obscured in this way, the commission
is in feet a body thnt is designed to exor
cise judicial functions. In this cai the posi
tion of the governor is fully sustained.
MURAT HALSTEAD'3 ILLNESS.
The Futlunt Is Very Slek. bat the Cau Is
Cincinnati. April . A, dispatch was
sent from this city Saturday to Mrs. H. E.
Vanname, of St. Louis, who is Mrs. Hurat
Halstead's sister, stating that if Mrs. Hal
stead was to see her husband alive she must
be cabled at once in Germauy, where she
now is with ber children. In reference
to this dispatch the United Press
is authorised to say in answer to many in
quiries, that Mr. Murat Halstead is suffering
from a severe attack of rheumatism, Satur
day the being eighteenth day, but bis attending
physician regarded his case then as better
than Tuesday, when there were indications ot
heart failure, which nave not reappeared.
He is still a very sick man.
Lateh. The improvement in Murat HaW
atead's condition was maintained throughout
Saturday night and yesterday, and the ac
tion of the heart continues regular.
Inter-State Commerce Cases Postponed.
Washington, April 22. The cases of th
Chicago board of trade against the Chicago
and Alton Railroad company et aL, hereto
fore set for hoaxing at Kansas City, on May
8, and Chicago on May 9; John R. Squire &
Co. against the Michigan Central Kailroad
company et al., set for hearing at Chicago on
May 0, and Abiel Leonard and Logan B.
Chappell against the Chicago and Alton Rail
road company, set for hearing at Jefferson
City, Mo., on May 0, have all been postponed
by the inter-? ate commerce commission tc
the latter part of May or the early part of
June, as may be hereafter determined. The
postponemen s are made necessary by reason
of other engagements of the commission in
the early part of May.
Bilk Stockings for Mrs. Gladstone.
Londox, April SC. Two thousand Glad
stonian Liberals from Lancashire and York
shire visited Htwarden Saturday. Glad
stone and his wife drove through tba park
bowing to the visitors. The excursionists
presented Mrs. Gladstone with a pair of silk
stockings of a new and lovely pattern. The
latter jocularly remarked that she would
wear them before the queen.
Most bo Americans or Quit.
SC8PZNSI05 Beidqi, 17. V., April 32. The
railroads at this point having employes who
reside on the Canadian side of the river have
notified them that in compliance with the
law against foreign labor they must either
remove to the American side or quit the em
ploy of the roads.
State or Ohio, City of Toledo,
Lucas Couktt, 8. 8. j
Fbakx J. Ceebst makes oath that be
is the senior partner of the firm of P. J.
Chehxt & Co., doing buriness in the
city of Toledo, County and State af ores
said, and that said firm will pav the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarbh
Cum. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th 'day of December,
A.'D., "88. A. W. GLEASGN,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucus surfaces of the system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO., Toledo, O.
aSTSold by druggists, 75c
Carpets, Carpets, Usvrpeta.
Carpets, carpets, carpets. You can
save from 10 to 25 per cent on carpets by
buying your carpets of us. We have the
largest, best selected stock west of Chi
cago, none excepted. The C F. Adams
Home Furnishing House, 822 Brady
In Ominous Warning
Giv n to Homesteaders by the
THE OKLAHOMA LEGION'S THEEAT.
Notice Given that the Members Will Have
the Land or Blood Arrival on the Bor
derA Noljr Jollification Incidents on
the March The Big Injun and Little
White Girl Talk of Disarming the Set
tler Trespassers Released.
Fur cei.i., I. T., April 2i. Thousands of
tjromtrs poured into Purcell yesterday,
jue situation assumed a threatening aspect
when the boomers became aware that if
every one that was in Purcell got a claim
there would be but little left for the re
mainder who are camped about
the border. This bas caused hun
dreds to leave for Oklahoma with the
avowrd intention of entering at once and
stay in.; in the land at all hazards. On the
trains yesterday came a number of Texas
desper idoes, aud their appearance in the city
bas caused many of the better class to band
themstlves together for self-prolection. A
meeting for this purpose was hold, and some
500 joi loi The following circular was or
dered printed and is posted about the city,
beaded "Fair Warning :"
"Lat order made at late meeting Okla
homa legion: Resolved, That we again
pledge ourselves to protect our brother mem
bers in tbeir long respected rights on selected
claims, and that all town-site sharks and
claim jumpers will be dealt with in a sum
The placard has caused the outsiders to also
band together, but in smaller numbers,
and tliere will but few who will leave
alone for Oklahoma to take chums.
The chances for a man's entering the
territoi y alone and holding a good claim are
considered very slim. Dave Hunt, a Texan,
and otHi of the founders of the League, said
yesterd ly morning that the posted placard
meant business; that while they should at
tempt ti avoid trouble, still they would pro
tect th ir rights in every way, and that a
claim-jumper would be shown no mercy. All
of the i lembers are well armed, aud will go
to the territory in a body.
THi PROMISED LAND IN SIGHT.
A Noisy Jollification on the Borders of
Chicago, April 22. The following dis
patches have been received from the Okla
On the Oklahoma Ljxi, April 19, by
courier via Arkansas City, April 20 The
boomers are in sight of their eldorado at last
After a march of three days over the muddy
trails of the Cherokee strip they halted at
sundown within 100 yards of the beautiful
land of he Chickasaw. The first glimpse of
a harbor light was never more welcome to a
storm-Uesed sailor than was the rolling green
plain of Oklahoma to the hardy' crews of
w hite-tx pped prairie schooners. They en
tered it with cheers and volleys of musketry
and otht r demonstrations of delight. Horse
men wbi have accompanied the long pro
cession t nd guides spurred tbeir ponies for
ward ani dashed in upon the soil which has
been the happiest dream of their lives, but
they wei-e promptly escorted back to the
wagons by Capt Hayes' troopers, and ordered
to remain there until Monday.
Holding; a Jubilation.
To-nig at the boomers are having a glorious
jubilation. The old soldiers have formed a
niarcbin ; line and are parading up and down
the southern edge of the strip, singing war
songs and discharging their revolvers and
rifles. F jllowing them Is a crowd of between
two and three thousand men. women and
children, who are doing all they can to In
crease tba confusion and make the din more
deafening. At daylight the great camp will
be struvk, and tbe wagons will begin moving
east and west, so that by Sunday night they
will be evenly distributed on the Oklahoma
line, in p sitions from which they can safely
join in tie great scramble which begins at
Bo mors Bopetul and Confident.
The boomers are hopeful and confident
They have been together so long aud have
discussed their plans so many times that they
think the know just how they are going to
proceed. Every man has a quarter section
in his milid's eye, and when the starting sig
nal is givm he will break for it as fast as his
horses w i 1 carry him. It is not unlikely that
many ch rished plans and hopes will be de
feated during the scramble. There are men
on the line to-night, representing every ele
ment of vild western society, who have come
across th strip to reserve claims. They have
the fleetett ponies in the territory, and as
they are thoroughly acquainted with Okla
homa they have an advantage over the hon
est homes eaders which can hardly be ap
preciated now. Besides they are all armed
to tbe teet b, and are boasting that they will
not brook rivalry or opposition. These men
mean to precipitate trouble.
The March Across the "Strip."
Tbe march across the strip was compara
tively uneventful. Some of the creeks, espe
cially the Salt fork of the Arkansas, were
very high and delayed progress more or less,
but the boomers by careful piloting cleared
them all with ease. As they went down
through tl e Ponca, Otoe, and Osage reserva
tions hundreds of Indians gathered by tbe
side of the trail and watched tbe wagons as
they rolled by. The Indians were nearly all
armed and took occasion to make an ostenta
tious display of their Winchesters, shotguns,
and siz-sh xiters.
The Buck and the White Tappoose.
One grewy old buck who had a shotgun
was apprcached by a prettv little girl who
timidly asl:ed him if he was going to kill her
papa. The Indian smiled at the child and
then pattirg his gun said with a grunt: "Kill
turkey th. This for boomer." He took
from bis pocket a Winchester cartridge long
enough to nt a howitzer and held it up for
tbe inspect on of tbe child. She ran back to
ber papa's wagon and hastily climbed in be
tween tbe canvas flaps, while tbe old buck
complacently returned the cartridge to his
A Bl st at Lo the Poor Indian.
A greasitr, dirtier or more contemptible
crew of vagabonds than the Poncas, Otoes
and Osages would be hard to find. They are
too lazy ev n to hunt for the game with
which the country abounds, and beyond
stealinglron neighboring tribes and drawing
their montl ly allowances from the govern
ment they will do nothing. The rich soil of
their reserv ations is untillad and unimproved.
Tbeir chief ambition in life is to get to Ar
kansas City two or three times a year, and
vhe there drink whisky untif their squaws
have to load them bodily into wagons and
drive them home. These are the sort of
neighbors the boomers will have on the
8tH Coming by Thousands.
Superinte ident Turner, of the Santa Fe
railroad, estimates that 15,000 more boomers
are on the road here, and he is making ex
tensive pre) Mirations to furnish transporta
tion for U em alL Tom Needles, United
States mart hal of Indian territory, has is
sued instructions to all his deputies to de
stroy every Irop of liquor they may find in
Oklahoma. Mr. Needles says Oklahoma is in
tbe Indian territory and that its residents
will be amenable to Indian laws.
Geo, Mcrritt on the Ground.
Gen. Merrittand four companies of in
fantry passe J through here this morning en
route from Tort Leavenworth to Oklahoma
City. Tbe ( eneral Is under orders to police
the territory with his troops until tbe con
f us'on incidt nt to the first rush is over. In
an Interview with tbe United Frees corre
spondent be laid tbe soldiers would not tem
porise in par forming tbeir duty. "They are
under posit re orders to keep order and
quiet," he said, "and they win obey at any
THE TROOP: THUaTD AHGrTTB, MONDAY1 APRIL 22 1889.
SumlRjr tho Camp.
O.n the Oklahoma Link, by courier, via
Arkansas City, Kansas, April 21. The boom
ers' Kuniay- was a quiet, as well as a nappy
one, with only a few hours between them and
the green eldorado in which their hopes are
centered. Tbey are experiencing the first
feeling of contentment they have felt in
many a day. They will all be ready to go
when tbe signal is sounded at noon to-morrow,
and if they carry out their present
plans it is safe to predict the most of them
will be comfortably settled on homesteads
before the sun goes down. Tbey will have a
race with cowboys and speculators for the
fertile fields along the banks of the Cimarron,
but as the ones who are going into the inte
rior are well mounted they are confident of
finally winning the homes for which they
have been struggling so many years.
T hey Keep Their Own Counsel.
Capt Hayes, who is here on the line with
bis company of troopers, rode down toward
tbe Rock Island track to-day to consult with
Capt Woodson relative to the best means to
be adopted for preventing bloodshed. The
captain has tried to find out something about
the plans of the boomers, but the latter have
been reticent in talking to him. Each man
knows what be is going to do, but is afraid to
say anything about it, lest his neighbor
might profit by bis words. Capt Hayes re
gards tbe silence as ruinous, for he believes
it will result in confusion and turmoil, and
Thinking Over Disarmament.
He is now considering tbe advisability of
disarming every man along the line, and if
Capt Woodman acquiesces in his views he
will send out his whole troop with orders to
search wagons and confiscate a 1 arms that
are found. If tbe plan is adhered to tbe
captain's collection of shooting implements
will be the biggest in the west, for there is
not a wagon on tbe Cherokee strip that does
not contain a Winchester, a shotgun or a
brace oT six-shooters. Even the "schooner"
manned by the three pretty Blackburn sis
ters has its armament ready for action.
Sleeping; Before the Battle.
The boomers did little this afternoon but
bunt for shelter from the sun, which came
came down like mid-summer. To-night camp
fires are burning low, and only a few
shadowy figures are in sight Nearly every
body is asleep. They need rest in order to
join successfully in to-morrow's confusion and
turmoil The United Press correspondent
was tbe last horseman abroad to-night.
THOSE TRESPASSING TEXANS.
The Seriously Wounded Improving and
the Prisoners Released.
Pcrcell, L T., April 22. The Texans
captured lust week in the fight in Oklahoma
were put in the pen here, but after a consul
tation with tbeir leaders they were released
Saturday. It is the impression that the dep
uty did this to keep out of trouble, as he
knows that although the Texans are very
suave they would like nothing better than to
put a bullet into a deputy marshal or two.
Mullins and Winsbip, the two meu whose
condition was so serious, have improved
somewhat, and tbe doctor said that they had
more than a fighting chance for life. The
men are lying in the attic over a drug st re
and are receiving careful attention The
other wounded men will probably lie able to
cross the Canadian wi;h the crowd Monday,
with the excrption of Frobisher, whose arm
will require weeks of careful nursing.
It Rained Snails st Tiffin, Ohio.
Cleveland, O, April 22 A special from
Tiffin, O., records a strange phenomenon that
took piace there Friday night during a
heavy thunder storm. It was no more nor
less than a heavy shower of snails from a
pin bead in size to some as large as a half
dollar. The ground on Highland addition, a
suburb of the town, was covered with them,
and the noise ma le in their descent was like
the falling of hail. In the eastern purt of
this city snails liurally covered the sidewalk
Friday night, although it only sprinkled
IN THE SPORTING FIELD.
Work at the Home-Plate Jessie Oaks
W in the Bicycle Race.
Chicago, AprU 22. It was a terribk
slaughter that took place here Saturday
when the Chicago aud All-America clubs
played their last game. Anson's athletes
were the sport of tbeir opponents, who
knocked the ball all over the field as they
chose and recorded 22 runs, while the Chi
pbenomenons were making tt. Chicago base
ball cranks sat on the bleaching boards and
gnashed their teeth and cussed, but this style
of praying was utterly ineffectual to stay the
ghastly exhibition of weakness where
strength was looked for. The league season
Saturday's games of base ball by Amer
ican association clubs resulted as follows:
At Philadelphia Athletic 15, Brooklyn 6;
at Baltimore Columbus 8, Baltimore 18; at
Cincinnati St Louis 2, Cincinnati 0; at
Louisville Kansas City 14, Louisville 9.
Sunday games: At Cincinnati Kansas City
o, Cincinnati 7; at Louisville St Louis 13,
Louisville 10; at Gloucester City, N. J.
Athletic C, Brooklyn 1.
The season of the Western league opened
Saturday with tbe following scores: At
Omaha Minneapolis 0, Omaha 17; at St
Joseph, Mo. Milwaukee 7, St Joseph 19;
at Sioux City St Fatd 12, Sioux City 6; at
Denver Des Moines 10, Denver 15.
Won by a Little Britisher.
Chicago, April 22. The eighteen-hour
bicycle race for women at Battery D, closed
Saturday night Jennie Oaks, a British girl,
broke the record, covering 255 miles and is
now the champion female eighteen-hour rider
of America. She was presented with the
championship medal, a very beautiful gold
trophy. The following is tbe record of the
week's work: Miss Oaks, 255 miles, 9 laps;
Miss Woods. 246 miles, 8 laps; Miss Baldwin,
341 miles, 9 am; Miss Brown, 225 miles, 6
Miss Lewis, 224 miles, 5 laps.
A Deal In Base Ball Players.
PITTSBURG, April 22. A telegram received
from Detroit says: Mr. Stearns, who has had
charge of the arrangements for disposing of
tho players and closing up the old Detroit
League club, said last night that be bad of
fered White, Rowe and Hanlon part of the
purchase money to sign with the Pittsburg
club. How much be offered be refuses to
say, but says there is no question of tbe three
men accepting and taking their places in tbe
team by the opening of the season.
Ed Williamson at Home.
New Yobk, AprU 22. Ed Williamson,
tbe Chicago player who was hurt hi Europe
with the Spalding party, arrived in the city
Saturday. A large number of his friends
went down the bay to meet him. Ed seems
cheerful, notwithstanding the fact that be
has to use crutches.
Bradie Does a Swimming; Feat.
NEW YORK. April 83. Steve Brodie. the
bridge-juniper, swam from Harlem bridge to
toe Battery Saturday afternoon. Brodie ac
complished the feat in 3 hours and 40 min
utes, a distance of 7 miles.
Suing Miss Frances Wlllard.
Washinoto!! Citt, April 22. -Miss Frances
E. Willard, Mrs. Caroline Buell, and Miss
Esther E. Pugh, are the defendants in a suit
begun by Dr. Mary W. Burnett and others
in the name of the state of Illinois to test the
legality of the seuture of the Na
tional Temperance hospital by the
former ladies in tbe name of the W. C. T. U.
in last January. The complainants say tbe
W. C T. U. bad nothing to do with the
rounding or the institution; that the union
bas contributed but little to its suxnort
while the complainant have contributed
much, but that using tbeir small donations
as a pretext the defendants have ousted the
complainants. Tbey charge Miss Willard
with arbitrary and despotic measures in this
case and many other cases.
The Weather We May Expect.
Wasrinotob Citt, April S2. Ths Indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m. yesterday
are as follows: For Iowa Fslr, warmer
weather; southerly winds. For Indiana and
lower Michigan Fair, cooler weather, fol
lowed by higher tempera! a r; variable winds.
For upper Michigan, Wisconsin and IUlnola
Fair, slightly cooler weather, followed by lin
ing temperature; variable winds, shifting to
IwoDreatoltaes W ;je w Cnn
Womcand Children Butchered
in Cold Blood.
FEIGHTITJL SL AUGHTES FOB MONET
A Man's Wife, Three Sons aud Two Daugh
ters Murdered In His Absence An Ad
dison, Nw York. Man First Destroys His
Four Little Ones with a Butcher Kulfe
and then Knris HI Own Life by Hanging.
Charlotte, N. C, April 22. A horrible
crime was reported hist night from Macon
county, W. P. Wood, an industrious farmer,
lived in the country at least five miles from any
neighbors. His family consisted of his wife,
three sons, and two daughters. Three of the
children were grown and the other two were
aged 12 and 14 years. Wood bad saved some
$700 aud hnd always kept bis money in an
old trunk. It was generally known among
his neighbors that ho Lad this amount-in bis
bouse, and at ouo time burglars attempted to
get it, but be frightened them away with his
A Terrible Home-Coming.
On Monday last Wood was called away
from home on business. When he returned
he was horrified to find his house is ashes. A
short distance from the ruins he found three
axes and two bowie knives, all stained with
blood, and the old trunk in which " he had
kept his money. The trunk was broken open
and its 'contents were gone. Among tbe
ashes clmrred bones were loiiu.l, showing
that the entire family had been murdered
before the house was fired. There are no
clews to the murderers.
HORRIBLE CRIME OF A FATHER.
He Kills His Four Little Children and then
Addison, N. Y., AprU 22. Frank Han
cock, fireman in the mill of Waite & At well,
at Blue Run, Pa., was found dead Saturday
morniug, having hanged himself in a bed
room of tbe shanty he occupied, after having
killed his four children. The dead bodies of
tbe oldest children were lying on the floor
of the room, completely soaked in blood, and
another, the youngest, was lying near by,
fatally stabbed, but still alive. Two of the
children had their heads almost sev
ered. The two others had been stabbed
though the body. One of them bad a stab
wound clean through the heart The oldest
child was 10 year of age and the youngest
4. A butcher -knife was the weapon used.
When tbe murderer and suicide got through
with it be stuck it in t Ue floor as a prop to
keep the door opeu. Domestic troubles were
undoubtedly the cause of the tragedy.
TEARING UP THE TRACK.
Kioters In I'oHsesHion of the Streets of Min
neapolis. Minneapolis, April 22 There was a
vicious riot here Sunday, in which the par
ticipants stoned tbe loaded street cars and
police and a number of people were hurt,
but none seriously. The policemen charged on
the rioters, who were mostly Scandinavians,
and dispersed them, after which the company
was ordered to cease running cars. Tbe
strikers disclaim any connection with the
Later Tearing l"p the Track.
At 9 p. m. the strikers and their sympa
thizers were tearing up the tracks all along
the lines in the outlying districts. As fast
as the police could assemble to protect the
comany's projwrty at one point the mob
sought another, and continued the work of
destruction.. The police force is w holly in
adequate to the protection of the street rail
A Lynching Is Next In Order.
New Orleans, April 22. The Picayune's
Bastrop, La., special says: Charles A. Pope,
lived ten miles from here, was killed Satur
day night by a negro. He bad a difficulty
with Ivy Carney and bis mother aud went to
their house to settle with thuin. Finding
them armed, Pope, after a few words, fired
twice without effwct Carney seized the pis
tol and fired three loads into Pope's breast
and stomach. Then Mrs. Carney discharged
the contents of a shotgun into his body.
A Woman to be Hanged.
Philadelphia, April 22. Lawyers
Arundel and Paxsou visited Mrs. Sarah Jane
Whiteling in her cell at Moyamcnsing prison
Saturday morning aud informed her that
unless Governor Beaver grants another
respite, which was very doubtful, the dread
ed sentence of the law would be executed on
At the Point of the I'i.toL
St. Louis. April 22. A UJcgram from
Patonsburg. Mo., on the Wabnsh railroad,
says a masked robber walked into the rail
way oflii there Friday night and compelled
tbe agent, at the point of a pistol, to open the
safe, which contained about (!,(NKI.
He Kudeil Their Troubles In This World.
Attica, Ind., April 22. Simon Houty, a
well digger, shot and instantly killed his wife
Saturday night, and then ended his own life.
Jealousy is supposed to have caused the
Looks Like Starting with Noo-( nion Men,
riTTSBLP.Q, Pa , April 22. The 00 em
ployes of the Allegheny Bessemer Steel com
pany are all out on a strike. Twelve Pinker
ton detectives are in charge of the idle works
Saturday six colored cooks were employed by
the firm aud a large number of coU were
placed in a building ou the company's prem
ises. Serious trouble is expected if an at
tempt is made to start up with non-union
men in the places recently occupied by tbe
Held the Alerting, Anyhow.
Dublin, April 22. The Natioualist dem
onstration which it was proposed to bold at
Pilltown, county Wexford, yesterday, but
which bad been proclaimed by the authori
ties, was held successfully at Skougu, a small
place in the immediate vicinity of Pilltown.
Tbe police were completely outwitted and did
not loam of the meeting until it was about
over. While the crowd were returning from
the meeting, hem led by a bund of music, they
were charged upon by a squad of hussars,
aud dispersed, but uoliody was injureX
Golne on m Theosophical Tuur.
Washington Citt, April 22 Dr. and
Mrs. Elliott Coues are aUut to take a trip
around the world. Dr. Coues is an enthusi
astic theosophist, and it is in the service of
the Theosophical society that this journey is
undertaken. Two other memlwrs of the so
ciety will accompany Dr. Coues, and in
London they will meet the high priestess of
the society In England, Madame Blavatsky.
The objective point of the trip is India, and
there the longest stay will be made. .
Baby McKee's Easter Egg.
Washington Citt, April 22. Among the
Easter remembrances sent to tbe White
House was a mammoth sugar egz for Baby
McK.ee. This gift came from Baliimore,and
is as big as a bushel basket. The baby's
name and 'Easter, VSH,n are inscribed upon
tuo egg. l nrougn a glass upon one end a
scene from Mrs. Burnett's "Little Lord
Fauntloroy" may be seen. John T. Ford,
toe theatrical manager, sent it
Nearly 3,300 New Citisens.
New York, April 22. Five steamships
lauded 3,298 steerage passengers at Castle
Garden yesterday. The Rbartia, from Ham
burg, brought 13l ; the Noordland, from Ant
werp, 1,010; the Persian Monarch, from Lon
don, 120; LaBretagne, from Havre, 609, and
Etruria, from Liverpool, 740. Thirty-five
Arabs and Greeks were detained at the gar
den as paupers.
Bough ou the Coke Worker. . ' ,
Gbxknsbipg, Pa., April 22. Saturday
tbe managers of the Standard Coke works at
Mount Flms&nt ordered 175 of their oaks
ovens closed and a reduction of IS par oeat
faa the wagss of all employs.
Lace Curtain Stretchers Bl
Will Save vou Money, Time and Labor.
KvEKT iiOUSEKEEPEB SnOL LO UaVS UMS
EJy IdUy cm operate them.
For Sala By
He invites rh nnliHrt
Parlor Furniture which he
Good Tidini's at Last.
All the Lost Danmark's People
Alive, Save One.
THE ENGINEEE KILLED AT HIS TOST
By the Accident That Iial.led the Vessel
The Engines llrenk l)mn and the Pas
senger and Crew Are Taken Off by the
MiwMiuri, Whirh Throws Her largo
Overboard to Make Uonm for the Ship
Wrecked Hundreds A Uriel lint Satis
Siw York, Aril 2i Tho agent of the
rteamer ltuninitrk received the following
abletrratn from Lisbon jeterday afternoon:
'Passengers and crew of steamship Dan mark
anded at the Azores. Thrpe hundred and
forty of the psssenirers are on the steamer
Missouri, bound for Philadelphia. Rest to
follow by the next steamer."
Excitement in 1-ondon.
London, April Although there were
no English jiassenpers cu board the Danmark
public interest in the late of those on board
that unfortunate vessel Ms leen intense here.
At 7:W o'clock last evening the afternoon
papers got out extras coiitaini; sjd-eial dis
jMitcnes aunouncin the safety of tie Dan
mark's passengers and crew and their sale was
enormous. Bulletins were display ed in front
of the various newspappr offices and the
crowds which surrounded tlit ui bKicked the
THE STORY OF THE WRECK
Told Briefly by the Third Mate Human
Life T. Freight.
Lisbon, April 2i In au interview with
s newspaper representative Peter Kabseu,
third mate of the steamship Danmark, re
lated the circumstances of the loss of that
vessel. Her eneiues. he stated, broke down
on April 4, while the vessel was SOU miles
from Newfoundland. Engineer Kaas was
found lying dead on the fl.ior of the eugine
room, and the cause ot the accident could
not be ascertained. Ou April 5 the Danmark
was tp ken by the Missouri, which towed the
Danmark uutil April 6. "The Dan murk was
then settling down," Kabsen states, "and we
asked the Missouri to take our passengers. The
Missouri as she was loaded bad room for only
twenty additional persons, but she jettisoned
her cargo and took us all on board StK) of
us lauding us at Azorvs. Site then pro
ceeded fr Philadelphia, taking 340 of the
passengers besides the oapt-aiu and sailors.
Three of Uia engineers pivjcoede I to London
on board the lemerara steamer. Tbe first
and socond mates are still at Aznras, and the
remaining issengers and forty-two sailors
Mailed for l.islxm on the steamer Acor."
Arrival at Lisbon.
Lisbon, Aprils. Forty -two of the crew
ot the Danmark and all of theptsseugers not.
taken to Philadelphia on the Missouri have
arrived here ou the steamship Act.
The Engineer's leath.
The death of the Danmark's engineer was
due to the bursting of an engine pipe. The
engineer was killed on the spot, and the ship
was badly damaged. In consequence of this
damage, together with the breaking of the
shaft, the vessel was helpless in the heavy
The MiHkourl Sighted.
Pittsbcro, April -J2. A special from
Philadelphia to The Times, received at 1:50
a. m., says the steamer Missouri, with part
of the paseengers of the steamer Danmark,
has just arrived at the Delaware breakwater.
THE DISASTER AT APIA.
Brief Synopsis of the Report t Admiral
WaSHIHQTON Citt, April 22. Admiral
Kitnberly's report of the disaster iu Apia
harbor, Hanioan islands, by which so many
American and German sailors were lust, bas
been received at the navy department. In
brief it states that under the circumstances
no human skill or power could have saved
any of the vessels. Tbe loss of tbe Trenton
is ascribed to the fact that the hawse pipes
(the apertures in the bows where t he cable
runs through) were ou the tierth deck (a lower
deck) instead of the spar or upper deck. This
permitted the waves to buist through, in
spite of all efforts to plug the piies, and put
out the fires, so that the wigines could not
work. A court of inquiry into the disaster
is respectfully demanded.
The Kipsic is off tho beach and afloat, with
her rudder, part of her stern post and her
screw gone. Admiral Kimtierly asks the
departii.ent to send out a vessel to convey the
Nipsic to New Fo'ith Wales, where she can
be repaired. It would 1 unsafe to send ber
alone in her crippled condition. The admiral
sKko in the highest terms f the conduct of
the Sanionus Mulaafa's man .md suggests
that some proper notice lie taken thereof. Ue
siweks of the action of Capt Kane, of It M.
3. "Callioiie, who preseutad liim with a diving
apparatus, aud whose kindness to the ship
wrecked inou should not, he says, be forgot
ten. The VundaJia is a total loss, and the Tren
ton is bt-heved to be in the same condition,
being broken in two. A warm triimte is
paid to the heroism of the men and oilicers,
who did nil thit men could do in such peril
The UmutiiUi arrived at San Francisco Sat
urday, bringing the following men ?rom the
wrecked ships: School-master O. Williams,
boatswain's mate Peter Olsen, ship's corporal
J. Johanson, kindsman C W. Layman, cap
tain of the top A. Welsh, oiler E. M, Meyers,
teamen E. O'Jieil, J. Anderson, C. Boyle, A.
Moore, W. Winters, 3. Murphy, E. Ambrose,
L. O'Dounell, and K. Fiannigan, landsmen i.
Burke and E. H. Mitchell, machinist W. .
Bowen, corporal of marble W. Patterson
fireman A. Steele, boatswain's mate K Chap
man, fireman A Callarilo, gunner H. Kerri
don, jr. -
The Nr British Minister Arrive. -.
Naw York. AdtII 22 Sir Julian PaM
fou, the new British minister to Washing
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