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BEAVER, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1895.
ITH sou id of i- irtlal
$r Ahd reverential tread.
The armies of the llv'f
Go forth to erect the dead.
Around the grates they (father,
A hush on every soul
That listens In the stlcnco,
Whllo Memory calls the rolL
rrom tmtlo-statned Antlclam,
from Missionary nidge,
Trom Gettysburg and Shlloh.
From mountain, plain and brldga.
They como who died as heroes,
They como from far or near.
And as tho roll Is counted
Each man makes answer; "Herat"
Not ono Is of the mlsjlnu,
Tho ranks nre full to-day.
In solid marching order
They stand, a close array,
Their faces lit with courage
As In that long ago.
When for tho lovo of country
They fell beforo tho too.
On every gruvc a garland
Of sweet May blooms Is laid,
Till of tho sad God's aero
A garden fair U made;
And ever with tho lit Ins
Uy glado or sunny knoll,
Tho noblo dead aro marching
As Memory calls tho roll.
They cannot be forgotten
To nhom their comrades pay
Tho tributes of affection x
On Decoration day.
Still dear to thoso who lovo them
Encli loyal, faithful soul
Will hear thoir answer- "Prcsentl"
When Memory calls tho roll.
-Helen Chauncoy, In N. Y. Independent.
N THi: little ham
let of Brighton, up
!MiWi,'S(l Jn tne coke rc
v" & III gions of Pennsyl
vania, in the spring
of 1801. there lived
n poor family by the name of Red
mond. A few months previous tho
fnthcr had been injured by a mine ex
plosion, thus throwing the burden of
supporting the family on four sous, all
under twenty years of age.
After the fall of Sumter the three
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"YOU SEE TJIE OLD SOLDIERS
older boys hurried off to tho nearest
town to enlist In the defenbo of the
country which was so dear to them.
Ben, the youngest sou, bcarcely four
teen years old, with his heart filled
with genuino patriotism, ran away
from home, nad, eluding pursuit, made
his way unassisted to tho camp on tho
"He'll be back when he finds out that
boys of fourteen are not wanted hi the
ranks," said his father, when ho
learned what had become of him. But
he was mistaken, for when the little
fellow discovered that ho could not en
list as a boldier, ho determined to re
main at tho front and earn his, bread
by selling papers to tho soldiers. Ills
pluck won him unexpected success, and
ho was very proud to bo able to send
back substantial help to tko needy
ones at home.
About November 10, 1803, he left
camp between New Baltimore and
Warrcnton,. and made his way to
Washington for a supply of papers.
Having accomplished his object, ho set
out on horseback for tho thlrty-mllo
rido that lay between the capital and
tho camp. During his absenco the
cnlon forces had ohnnged position,
and, unaware of tho proximity of tho
enemy, lie ran into tho confederate
picket-line, and he was at once con
veyed to tho headquarters of Gen. Stu
art, and from that point ho was hur
ried off to Llbby prison in Richmond.
Maj. Warner was in command of tho
prison nt tho time, and when the boy
prisoner was brought into his presence
ho spoke kindly to him. and tried to
make him as comfortnbla as possible
under tho circumstances. After en
rolling his naraa tho major asked him
the oustomary questions concerning his
111 MM W , -y-' ArliTlJB7TI(lrZlVii
business, and inquired if he had any
money or vuluabljs concealed about
his parson, l'oor, frightened Ben had
managed to hide his money, about three
hundred and fifty dollars, In his boots,
but, not being used to evading tho
truth, he answered lrankly that ho
had. "Lot ine havo everything, in your
possession," returned the major, ex
tending his hand a.i though he had no
intention of being trifled with.
With quivering lips and tearful eyes
Ben put his hand down Into his boot
leg and drew out tho roll of green
backs and handed it to the major.
Then, trying to choke back his sobs,
ho told of his invalid father, his over
worked mother, nnd the helpless llttlo
nrrf. home, and explained that tho
money he otrrled tas his soldier
brothers' wngis llfat they had intrusted
to hiui while in Washington, together
w ith his own earnings, und that It was
all to have been sent that very day to
tho desolate family away off in Penn
sylvania. Tho major listened quietly
to tho sad story and when it was fin
ished ho folded tho boy's passes around
the money nnd said: "When the time
comes for you to leave this place, como
to mo and you shall have your money
Six weeks later Ben was paroled,
and, repairing to tho major's ofllec to
bid him good-by, the kind-hearted offi
cer put tho package into his hands,
saying: "Here is your money, my
boy, and I am glad that you w ill soon
have a chance to send it to your moth
er. Good-by, and may God bless and
tako care of you." f
The little fellow took the package
gratefully, and was &oou on his way to
his northern home. His imprisonment
had not crushed his ambition, how
ever, and after a week's rest ho re
turned to his old stamping groitnd, and
was soon going his rounds as usual.
Two of his brothers were, sent homo
in plno boxes before tho war closed;
but, except his brief sojourn in Llbby,
his experience in the army was not un
pleasant, and when peace was declared
he went home with enough money in
his pocket to pay off tho mortgage on
the little houso that had sheltered him
from Infancy. lie afterwards worked
his way through college, studied law,
and In process of time took a high sta
tion in his chosen profession.
Several times in nfter years, during
flying trips to Richmond, Ben made in
quiries concerning Maj. Warner, his
prison friend, but no one seemed to
know what had become of him; so ho
finally gave up the bcarch, though ho
never forgot the kindness ho had re
ceived at an enemy's hand.
In the year 18S9, Ben, Hon. Ben
jamin Redmond, wont by Invitation to
Covington, Ky., to deliver the memo
rial oration on Decoration day. In his
address ho repeated the touching inci
dent that had occurred nt Llbby prison,
and afterwards, while tho old veterans
were strewing the graves of tho dead
heroes with flowers, an old man came
to him and asked him to walk around
to tho other sido of the cemetery to
.ook at tho grave in which his twin
ooys were buried. When they reached
the rose-covered grave he bald: "You
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HAVE NOT rOHQOTTEN MY DEAD.'
sec the old soldiers havo not forgotten
my dead, although they wore the gray.
They fell together at Lookout Moun
tain, and when I came here at the close
of tho w ar, I had their bodies brought
hero for burial." Then drawing back
the wreath that covered their names
Mr. Redmond read: "Sacred to the
memory of Arthur and Arnold Warner
this htone has becu erected." Wiping
tho tears from his eyes the father said:
"The story of a little scone in ti south
ern prison, which you related this
morning, took mo back to thoso sad
days, and the times when my bravo
boys wcro with me. I am the man to
whom you referred In that Incident,
and I havo brought you here to let you
see what your people havo dono for mo
by remembering my dead."
Grasping the old man's bony hand,
Mr. Redmond told him of tho vain
search he had been making for him in
tho years that had Intervened since he
had proven such a friend In a strange
land, and asked if he could be of any
service to him then.
Tho old man was too modest to tell
of the poverty that had overtaken him
in his declining days, but a visit to his
humble home, where an invalid wife
and two young daughters were de
pending on his daily toll for the neces
saries of life, convinced tho great law
yer that his chanco of returning tho
cup of cold water given him so long
before, had indeed come.
Beforo leaving ho arrnngcdjJfor tho
removal of tho family to his own town,
where a lucrative situation in his of
fice enabled tho old father to provido a
comfortablo homo for his family and
furnish him with the means of edu
cating his daughters so as to prcparo
them for taking earc of themselves.
"pod never forgetsl He never for
gets!" exclaimed tho grateful old man,
when repeating tho story. "Ilohassaid
that even a cup of cold water given in
Ills name shall bo rewarded, and now
He has fulfilled that promise to me."
Aht how many blessings go unclaimed
because of the cups of cold water - we
fail to give! Belle V. Chlsholm, 'in
THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT.
A Tim for the Ilelmbllltatlnn or tho Ani
mal hjr tho Clrrnmn.
Germany, which feels the want of a
reliable beast of burden in her East
African territory, more than England,
seems to have reolvdon tho rcdoinbs
tlcatlon of tho AfricTiii elephant Some
time ngo a Gei'.uruT officer commenced
a series of visits to the Indian "ked
dahs," and, after mastering so far as
possible the Indian methods and sys
tem of catching and training wild ele
phants, has hired a btaffof experienced
Indian catchers and trainers, and is to
establish a government "elephant
stud" in German East Africa. Com
menting on the chances of tho success
of this enterprise Mr. Carl Hagenbcck,
proprietor of tho zoological gardens at
Hamburg and New York, has contrib
uted an interesting articlo to tho Ham
Mr. Hagcnbock's paper takes tho
form of n plea for the preservation of
tho African elephant. But with him
preservation is merely the necessary
preliminary to' fheir'rcdomcstication,
for, tlio, probable success In which ho
givosVcasons which should be very en
couraging to those now pledged to tho
undertaking. Mr. Hagenbcck writes
with authority on tho bubject. Out
of twq hundred African elephants
brought to Europe in recent years he
has imported one hundred and seventy,
and many of these have remained in
his zoological gardens at Hamburg and
In America. With the histories of.the
rest since they passed into other hands
no is perfectly laminar, lie was ro
eently able to tell tho present Writer
the exact number of African elephant,
and the owner of each, in the different
countries of Europe; and he has a
national Insight into the ways and
means of animal domestication. He
gios it as his opinion that the general
belief that "African elephants aro not
bo strong us, are wilder, and less easily
tamed, and possess less endurance
than, tho Indian bpocies, is wrong."
He maintains, on tho contrary, that
they arc stronger, and at least as
tractable, and as useful as beasts of
burden or to be ridden as Indian ele
phants; and he claims to have con
vinced the Berlin Geographical society
that this view was correct, as early as
1873, when lie had a number of African
elephants In that city.
It will be quite sufficient for practical
purposes if a part only of these antici
pations arc realized. If tho African
elephant can be trained and made an
obedient slave, it will be a factor of
enormous importance in a district
where tbe tsetso fly btops all animal
carriage, and where for generations
human that Is, slave transport has
been the bole meansof conveying goods
from tho interior to the coast. The
African elephant may well answer this
ipurposo without becoming such a mar
vel of intelligence nnd docility, as his
Indian relative. Moreover, he is not
only ns strong, but far stronger in mero
physique than the Indian, the mules
being, on an average, two feet and the
females one foot higher than the Asiatic
species. Whether they have qultojthe
same massive dray-horse build may be
doubted; but lor most purposes they
would probably be even more servicea
ble as beasts of burden, and the ques
tion of general constitution would
hardly arise in tho case of anlmpls
used in their own country, as theso
would be in tho German colonies.
, SLEEP AND INSOMNIA.
It Is a limit V nuilrr That We Sleep as
Much as Wo II o.
Sleep is a greater mystery than in
somnia. Wo hear much of the latter
btato in these dayb. But it is more
wonderful that we sleep so well than
that we are occasionally wftkcful. We
hear more of sleeplessness than our
forefathers did. It is a remarkable
fact that in scarcely any of tho older
recognized text-books of practico of
phybio is there any formal notice of
insomnia perse. In later works, and
especially in thoso devoted to treat
ment, the subject of insomnia does re
ceive considerable atteution. And ev
ery now and again the sleeplessness, of
a great man in the world of science or
in that of politics reminds us that, emi
nence has Its troubles., and of a sort
which seldom affect tho poor man, It
Is probablo that this evil of wakeful
ness is more common than it used to
be. Tho excitements, and especially
the worries, of life multiply. Many of
tho arrangements of society aro of a
nature to drlvo away sleep. Even the
very pleasures of life are so taken by
many as to rob them of one of the
greatest plcusures of all an eight
hours' sound sleep; for we maintain
that this is what everybody should aim
at. It may bcem a long time to spend
a third of one's life in b lecp. But if
tho other two-thirds arc used well
there is llttlo caubo for blame. No rulo
for all can be laid down; but it would
be well for most people in tho in
tensive days in which we live to devote
eight hours to tho cultivation of tlid
mood and act of sleep, and to resist tho
domination of all habits and fashions
that aro inconsistent with this purpose.
Collector This is tho twentieth time
I've called with this bill.
Gilded Youth Yes, and there aro
forty more, just like you, coming in
day after day, to worry rao about their
miserable llttlo bills. No wonder I'm
all fugged out. Guess I'll tako n run
over to Europe to recuperate. N. Y.
A man who understands nothing of
agriculture, of trade, of humaa nature,
of past history, of the principles of law
cannot pretend to bo moro than a mere
empiric in political legislation. P. W.
Tried tlm Whmu Mini.
Two Perkins young men thought to
have some fun by seining n trailing'
medicine vender who went under tho
nnmu of Captain Wild .lock. As ho
came along the road they sprang out
and ordered him to hold up his hands.
Insteatl of'g5tlilig sctiYed, ho pulled a
revolver and shot one of thciu dead
nnd the other ono only baved himself
by taking to his heels and escaping in
Tliey Lull tho Country.
Mrs. Stephenson nnd her brothcr-in-law,
who lived southeast of Oklahoma
City, bklpped for p.irts unknown. A
nolo left by the ui. worthy couple
stated that 't would bo useless to look
for them as they would die beforo they
would bo enptmed. Mrs. Stephenson
was formally n Mrs. Charles Milter,
whoe husband was sent to the peni
tentiary about tlneo year ngo for try
ing to beat the brains out nf Mts.
Miller with u claw hummer. On his
piomise never to return to the terri
toty Miller was pardoned.
Stopped 'Ills I'npen
A special toitjio WicliituftKan.) Eigle
dated the gojfrom Pawhuska, says:
Colonel II. B. 'Freeman, tlctlng Indian
agent at this'place, ordered the publi
cation of the Wnh-Sliah-Sho News, the
newspaper .at 1Mb place, .stopped. The
News hub been limiting a fight on tho
Indian agent for his actions li icgard
to tho confiscation of the lumber for,
and stopping the construction of, the
hrldge ncipssjthe Arkaiibas river at
BUickhurn, 0. T., and Colonel Fiee
mnn ordered Tho printers to stop work
until Mr. Tinker, the editor, who
is at.Guthrio returned.
Avenged Tliplr Comrmlii'li Dinllt.
A number of associates .and friends
of Njw combe and Pierce, the territory
outlaws who were boluiycd by sup
p6ed friends and 'cowardly assassi
nated near Ingalls two weeks ago,
have avenged the death of their com
r.ules. .lolm, Calvin and William Dunn
were kidnaped by u number of the
dead outlaws' friends and lynched.
At tho time of tho kilting, local de
tectives took on themselves the glory
of the capture of the outlaws. How
ever, tho Dunns, at whose house tho
outlaws stopped on the night of ttie
killing, were charged with betraying
them into their home under guise ol
friendship, nnd after gotUng tho two
despeuidoes drunk, riddling! ithem
vltli bullets as they slepti , "J ;
Minor -i'oivh otes.
The ICickiipoo couutry is just big
enough to make one fair bized county.
Tho Klcknpoo Indians know what
they were doing in selecting all the
It costs 8160 to ship a carlond of wire
fr6m St. Louis to Enid, more than the
wire itself costs.
William Grifllnstelb, Burnett, struck
oil in a well hunk on Ills farm, at a
depth of 110 feet.
The 3-year old son of E. D. Kennedy,
living seven miles west of Noble, was
bitten by a mud dog.
Jack Stillwell tho pioneer of Okla
homa was recently married to Miss
Esther White, of Brnddock, Pa.
Tho Yankton, S. D., government res
ervation was thrown open to settle
Thursdav last. There was a great
rush for claims.
An aged colored man named vlrecn
was found dead in his house near Ed
iiioml, Saturday last. Ho had been
deud (.everal days when dlsuoyeied.
Tho Tecumseh Republican says that
Jndge Scott's decision on tho Choctaw
injunction contained 1,000,000 words.
Not much, that would make 10,000
Old Chief Whirlwind beforo he died,
declared that ho wtmted United .States
Deputy Marshal Madsen to succeed
him as chief of his particular part o)
A Norman man dining tho cyclone
two yenrs ago lost his homestead ap
plication. It was recently picked ur
stnineu and yellow three miles from
his homo and luturncd to hi in.
The sooner business should not be
applied to tho Kickapoo couutry.
There have been so many false nlartuii
that nearly everybody in Oklahoma
has been in there once or twtco.
Colonel II. II. Freeman, acting Indian
agent, in the 0age country, huu caused
tho arrest of all the surveying corpi
running a lino across tho reservation
for the Kansas und Okluhnma Central
railroad, though the company litis n
chnrter and right of way through the
reservation, granted by congress.
A traveler engaged a room at a Perry
hotel one night last week. Next day
when tho room was visited the man
wns missing and tho bed was covered
with blood und groat pools of blood
were on the floor. The man did not
give any name when he paid for his
bed and it is not known who ho is
or from whence he came.
Wichita Eagle: The compromise of
the Brown divorce suit in Oklahoma,
wherein Mrs. Brown receives a largo
sum of money in recompense for her
husband dropping his fatso teeth luto
her fcoup, Is satisfactory with tho ex
ception that Mrs. Brown ought to bo
given tho further privilege of hittlpg
Brown with a three foot club.
NEWS OF THE WEEK,
Glcanod By Tolcsmph nnd Mall
rilUSON.VI. AN!) POLITICAL.
Ox tho 23d Secretary Carlisle mado
his Speech on the financial question
before tho business men's convention
nt Memphis, Tonn., upward of a,000
people being present, Tho meeting
afterward ndopted a sot of reiolntions
embodying thoir views on the monetary
Ax engagement disastrous to tho
Cuban rebels was fought on tho 'Jlst
in eastern Cuba, in which Joso Marti,
who was proclaimed president of tho
revolutionary party, was kllloM, and
his bodv posltlvulyidentlfiod.
Tin: lower houso, of the Prussian diet
on tho 21st by a vote of 157 to 02 adopted
tho motion of Dr. Areudt, urging tho
government to tako steps in favor of
nn international bettlement of tho cur
rency question with the view of secur
ing international bimetallism, Tho
houso also adopted an amendment
proposed by Huron vonSedlltz, a mem
ber of the privy council, that Germany
would only act in tho matter in con
nection with Great Britain.
The United States supremo court
gave its decision on tho 20th on tho In
come tax law, declaring It unconstitu
tional In toto. Those against it were
Clilcf Justico Fuller and Justices Field,
Gray, Brewer and Shiras. Thoso for
tho law, Justlcos Harlan, White, Brown
and Jackson. The majority declared
It a direct tax because not apportioned
according to representation.
Tub president has retired Adm.
Mead oon his own application, an, in
doing so has administered a sevoro re
buke to him.
SKciiRTAiir Carlisle opened the dis
cusslon of thu question of sound money
at Covington, ICy., on tho 20th. Tho
rush to liear tho speaker wab tremen
dous. An attempt was made to reserve
seats for ladles, but it wns given up
when tho pressurq for admission by
voters was felt. Tho beginning of tho
address, which was very long, was de
layed by a street demonstration of con
Tin: Western Federation of Miners
at Denver, Col., adopted resolutions
supporting tho prlnclplosof the Omaha
populist platform, favoring tho un
limited coinago of silver at the ratio of
10 to 1, appealing to all branches of
organized labor to unite for protec
tion, concentrating efforts at the bil
lot to sccuro tho electlf n of tho party
pledged to work for the enactment of
laws benofielal to tho masses of tho
people and tho repeal of all laws which
placed capital Kbovo labor, and de
claring that occup mcy and uso were
tho only title to land.
Mrh. Anna Annaiiel killed her hus
band ut Chicago und then committed
suicide. Tho tragedy was the result
of jealousy on tho part of Mrs. Annabel
because of tho attention shown by her
husband to a young woman who had
nursed him through a sickness while
visiting In another state.
William Connei.l, who shot Sherifl
Georgo Dunham, of Montgomery coun
ty, Ga., who went to arrest him on u
warrant for beating ills wife, was
hunted by a posse and found In n
swamp near Dublin, (a., and riddled
Tin: raco for tho claims in the Kick
apoo reservation came off at noon on
the 23d. Hundreds of women started,
and exhibited tho same amount of
enthusiasm as tho men.. Every quar
ter beetion has from two to a half doz
en claimants and long boforo night
many settlers were turning back dis
gusted at tho fowncs of tho claims
and tho miserable quality of what
FuiiTllEHdetails received ntMadrldof
tho lossof tho Spanish steamer Gravina,
wrecked off Mantilla, Philllppino Isl
ands, during a typhoon, showed that
10S persons were drowned. Only two
of thoso on board woro believed to
iKHiuiii.i: accident toolc iplaco on
the farm of W. 0. Pyleat Elkton, Mil
Mr. Pylo, with a number of assistants,
had been engeged for some days in
removing stumps, using dynamite car
tridges for tho- purpose. A premature:
explosion occurred, hurling tho men
through the air, William Havelow
was frightfully lacerated and partly
dismembered and oxplrcd bhortly uiter.
Three others were Injured. l
A recent St. Petersburg dispatch
stated that in tho town of Kobueden
200 houses had been destroyed by flro
and In tho village of Rushany 2'.0
houses w'cro also burned.'' During tho
conflagrations a total of fifty persons
wero killed and very many moro wcro
Neaii Klamath Falls, Ore., the Alger
stage was recently stopped by masked
robljers and all tho pussengers wero
made to turn over their valuables.
Tho mall sacks and tho express box
wero also robbed. Tho amount stolen
w&s not known, but It was large.
The Henry McShano Manufacturing
Co.. at Baltimore, Mil., has voluntarily
raised tho wages of Its 1,000 employe
10 per cent.
Dispatches from points In North Da
kota Indicated that the frost on tho
night, q( tho ISth was the severest in
many years. Young wheat was frozen
off to tho ground in many localities.
Ono report placed the damage as high
as 70 per cent. Corn was belloved tc
Intkiinal Revenue Comjiissioxep
MiLLEit has telegraphed all collectors
of internal revenue to forward at once
to his otlico all Income tax returns.
There has been collected about S:0,0(XI
under the income tax luw. Commis
sioner Miller, as soon as ho is officially
informed of the pwpromo court's deci
sion, will, no doubt, tako steps to re
fund all of tho collections.
Mjts. Waiuuck, a farmer's wife, neai
Oskaloosa, la., gave rough on rats to
her three children on the 20th and then
committed suicide. Two children will
A Tumpsii pilgrim steamer, carrying
Mahoinmednn pilgrims going to Mecca,
was wrecked on tho Rod sea on tha
18th. Thero wcro 700 persons on board,
,but all were caved.
An explosion of a blast at tho Smith
it Eastman section on tho dralnuyc
channel nt .Toilet, 111., killed ono wlilto
man and two negroes.
Two young men nnd four young
womon wero paddling about on a raft
on n pond near Ettlngham, 111., when
it was overturned and ono man and
two women were drowned.
lluoii McCui.t.ocii, formerly secre
tary of tho United States treasury,
died at Washington on tho 24th. He
was over SO years of age.
Sr.ciiETAiiv IIf.uiif.iit will deliver tho
Memorial day oration at tho ccmotery
it Washington, whero aro located tho
graves of many union soldiers who
died in hospitals during tho war, and
where over 100 confederates, who wcro
under the care of union hospitals, aro
burled. It Is expected that tho presi
dent nnd his cabinet will attend on
Duiiino tho parade of Rlngllng
Bros.' circus at Fort Wayne, Ind., on
tho 22d, n runaway horbe dashed Into
the crowd, killing Mm. Elijah Lemay
and injuring about twenty others
moro or less seriously.
Neau Cheyenne, Wya, a rear-end
collision on the Denver Pacific railroad
caused the death of Engineer Gray and
Fifteen of the leading leather man
ufacturers of Newark, N. J., repre
senting tho largest owncrsof prepared
leather in tho United States have sent
out lotters to dealers in every section
of tho country notifying them
of an advance of from 50 tb 100
per cent, on cured stock. Tho action,
tho circular stated, was made neces
sary because of tho scarcity of green
salted hides. A capital of 810,000,000
wns represented at the manufacturers'
The Opera House block, tho Vtvnnt
hotel arid several other buildings of
Antlneo, Wis., wore swept away by fire
on tho 22d. A number of hotel gucstH
had to jump from the windows and
several received severe bruises in con
sequence. Fhanz von St;rpE, ono of tho most
popular of light opera composers, dlod
recently at Vienna. He had been 111 a
At tho Monongah mine at Whcoling,
W. Vu., a Polo carelessly Ignited a can
of powder and a terrific explosion fol
lowed. Tho smoke was driven through
tho mino and suffocated four minors
and seriously affected quite a number
Fiue broke out in the tobacco and
cigar factory known as tho Flor do
Furnas, at Havana, which contained a
lorgo amount of stock, and damngo es
timated to tho amount of 5150,000 was
done. Whllo fighting the tire eighteen
firemen were Injured, two ofivhonv
will die. -!' " -
A TEiiiiiria report and concussion,
which was distinctly felt nt San Fran
cthco nnd at towns around tho buy for
a distanco of -JO miles, was caused by tin
explosion in tho nitro-glycerltio und
mixing houses of the California powder
works at 1'lnola. Tho crow of tho
glycerine houso, flvo in nurabor, and
nine Chinese wero nil killed and their
bodies scattered in pieces along tho
road for a mile.
The county scat fight which ha
been in progress In Pottawatomie coun
ty, Ok., for some tlmo was reported as
bum in g n bad Condition. Both ap
proaches to the courthouse wero blown
up by dynamite recantly, doing much
At tho interstate drill at Memphis
Tonn., on the 21st tho prizes wxtj
awarded us follows: Class A Thurston
rifles, of Omaha, first; Morton cadets,
second; Sealoy rilles, third. Class T.
Morton cadets, first; Thurston rillo-v
becond. Class C 'Thurston rifles, first;
Morton cadets, secoud. Tho Thurstons
won tho Galveston cup.
Wichita, Kan., May 20. Chnrlc
Pni leer, a prisoner from Ashlund, Kan.,
brought hero by Sheriff Rnventcraft,
and placed in tho Wlchltu hospital, by
him, usci.ped und has not yet been re
captured. Ho was severely wounded
at tho time of tils arrest several
weeks ago in Oklahoma, llo is charg
ed with cuttle stealing.
Leavi-nw-oiith, Kuti , May 20. Tho
bhcrlff yesterday received a letter
from Governor Morrill with explicit
instructions to prevent the Dixon-
Gardner prize fight that is scheduled to
come off iu the bouthern part oi
Leavenworth cmintv. The sheriff
snys he will have a large forco of dep
uties on the ground and will burely
prevent its taking place in the
Guthrie, 0. T, May 20. Deputy
Mnrluilb had a fluht with Zip Wyutt's
gang of outlaws in moou couniy.
Wyiitt was wounded nnd his liorbo
was killed. Tho inarxhals are still in
Pr.SDKit, Neb., May 20. Indian
Agent Beck, with sixteen Indian po
lteo armed to the teeth, has com
menced tho ejectment of settlers occu
pying lands of tho Flouruoy company
on the Winnebago reservation. There
Is likely to be bloodshed.
Louisville, Ky.. My CC The Jef
ferson county grand jury 1ms refused
to indict Fulton Gordon for the killing
of his wife and Arch Brown, son of
Houston, Tex., Mny 2a The fifth
annuul convention of tho United Con
federate Veterans' association closed
yesterday, General John B. Gordon
of Georgia, was re-elected commander-in-chief;
Wade Humpton, of South
Carolina, lieutenant-general depart
ment of North Virginlu; Stephen D.
Le3 of Mississippi, llcuteutaut-general
department of Tenueseo; W.L. Cabell
department. A resolution was adopt
ed that the third of June be set upart
for the observance of memorial services
in honor of tho Confederate dead.
Chicaoo, Mny 20. There will bo two
monuments dedicutc-1 on Memorial
day. It was decided yesterday by
Goorro II. Thomas post, No.S,Q A. R.t
Department of Illinois, to dedicate thu
monument in lot ow netl by their or
ganization at Row Hill cemetery.
SCRAMBLE FOR LAND.
The Hice for HomeMeiiU on tho Ktckapnd
Itrterrntlnn .V Itatln of More Than 1G
Outhihe, Ok., May 2 . Within twen
ty minutes yesterday 8:5,009 acres of
prairlo land wero transferred into a
hivo (if surging humanity. Yesterday
morning tho Klcknpoo reservation was
a barren tract; at night It throbbed
with llfo nnd activity. At 12 noon yes
terday one of the most exciting handi
cap races known in history, not except
ing tho great rush to the Chcrokretrlp,
w us pulled off. Although It was only
n third ns largo as tho strip run,
It equalled tho latter In many respects.
As early as 3 o'clock In tho morning
the cast side of the Ktekupoo was liter
ally lined with humanity, and every
preparation was mado 'for tile break at
12. Every kind of vohlclo imnglnnble
was pressed into service. By daylight
people wero crowding for advantageous
plncos on thu lino, all attempting to jam
In at the best crossings of the Deed
Fork. Tho Ingram crowd on tho north
numbered several thousand, whllo tho
Chandler delegation on the cast wa
twice as lurgo. Every mnn who had
entered n fractional qunrtor on tho
north side of Deep Fork threo years
ngo stood in the middle of tho stream
nstrldo their best horsos, ready to
dash upon the balance of tho fraction,
and a number of women werJ in tho
samo position without tho formality
of divided skirts or bloomers.
Promptly on time tho signal gun
spbko out, unil tho mad rush began.
Horses, mules, bicycles, wagons, bug
glei nnd vehicles dashed across ths
line and disappeared In a whirlwind of
dust and confusion. No accidents oc
curred nt this starting place. Hun
dreds of women stnrtcd, nnd exhibited
the same amount of enthusiasm as tho
Two townsito companies aro consplc y
nous nnu navo capital Delimit them.
Ono from Chandler has for nnobjeotlvo
point a placo hulf way between Chan
dler and Tecumseh and backed by prom
luent men from Chandler and Guthrie.
Tho embryo town is to bo called Klck
npoo City. Tho other is on tho Choc
taw, mid way between Shawnco nnd
Choctaw City, nnd Is to bo called Olney.
It is intended as a rival to Shawneo
and Is backed by Oklahoma City and
THE HOUSTON REUNION.
l?x('nnr)fliirAtei Comlninu Hook Freient
Ine mi Uufnlr VIbiv of Their Bide.
Houston, Tex., May 24. Tho weather
was clear and bracing yestorday morn
ing, but tho streets wero too sloppy
or tho parade of United Confederate
Vetoraus, which was postponed- until
to-day. Tho following rejaprt by Gen.
"Slcphoh IX LvcwaJfudojjCwp" o
"We'- cannot too strongly urge upon
our people tho grcnt importance of
avoiding ns far as possible tho pur
chasing and disseminating of books
and lltcraturo which nre uukind and
unfair to thu south. An example of thlj
kind of lltcraturo is tho Encyclopedia
Britannica, which, while a work of
exceptional merit in many particulars,
abounds in such a distortion of histori
cal facts In reference to the south as
could havo emanated only from lgno
ranco or malignity."
Gen. Gordon called for Gon, Jo Shel
by io como upon tho stage, but tho
great Missouri flgliter was not present
to answer tho call. Gen. W. L. Caboll,
from tho committee on the Dbvls mon
ument fund, made his report. It re
cited that, despite financial depression,
good progress had been mado. It Is
intended to lay tho corner atone in
Richmond, Va., In tho spring of 1690.
The ballot for tho location of tho
next reunion resulted ns follows: Rich
mond, 780; Charleston, 49; Atlanta, 203;
Kansari City, 4. Rlclimoud was there
upon chosen as tho next place of meet
ing. A GHASTLY FIND.
The Docile or a Mother nail Children Who
Dl'tipprnred from Uranhs round In tho
OMAHA,Nob..May 24. A Missouri rlvr
cr fisherman yesterday found tho bodies
of Mrs. Ida Notson and her two young
children. Mrs. Notscn Is the Omaha
school-teacher whose mysterious dis
appearance with her children last fall
created such a sensation In Omaha.
Disappointment in politics she
alleged ns n reason for committing sui
cide. She left n letter saying she
would kiH herself and her children be
causo she had not been appointed to a
position in the office of tho state super
intendent of public instruction. Search
of tho river ut tho tlmo revealed noth
ing that would indicate that Mrs. Not
sen had curried out her threat. She
was a very Intelligent woman of 40,
with a good standing in state edu
cational circles. Her husband Is a
Chicago merchant; bho taught
In Omaha, residing with her pa
rents. The bodies were found
firmly tied together with a heavy rope.
It wound around them boveral times.
Evidently tho miserable woman had
taken her children in her arms, twist
ed tho rope around them, and after
binding their three bodies together
that they might not bo separated in
death, leaped into tho river. The
clothing of the children was tied
around their necks, as if having been
strungled beforo being carried into
tho water. xi
The Trt-HHirj'a Condition.
Washington, May 34. Tho state
ment of the condition of tho treasury
shows available cash balance, 81S2,021,
tiOi, nn increase of 5320,144 for the day;
gold reserve, 03,127,770, an increaso of
8028.403 for the day. Most of tho In
cr.'uko was due to deposits of gold by
tho bond syndicate.
Dettructlvo Tbxhi Storm.
Rockport, Tex., May 24. A wind
and rainstorm yesterday blow down
tho St. Mary hotel and Catholic church,
and unroofed and partially damaged
forty other houses. Rev. Mr. Scarbor
ough, of tho Methodist church, was
seriously injured. The loss is 8100,000.
Fuurth-Chtu Western I'ottumtterf.
Washington, May 2t Those post
ofiico.uppolntiuents were made to-duy:
(n Missouri At Viucit.Dunklln coun
ty, J. Rogers; at Delta, Laclede coun
ty, T. Wilsouj at Arp, Oaark vounty,
W Thomas. o