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VOL. XXXII--NO 224. HELENA, MONTANA. WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1891 PRICE FIVE CENTM MRS, SEARLES' MILLIONS, Timothy Hopkins Begins the Fight -for His Foster Mother's Great Wealth. Huaband and Heir Edward W. t Bearles Tells of His Meeting With Her. She Proposed Marriage to Him, and Atf ter Three Years' Uonslderatlon He 1 Concluded to Accept, BAurn, Mass., Sept. 22.-The hearing in the eariles' will Ose opened in the probate onurt this morning. Wm. W. Dodge testi fed to drawing up the will of Mrs. Searle. It was read to her and she signed it after I deelaring it expressed her wishes. She was to all appearances of sound mind. The witness mentioned drawing another will and the court on motion ordered it pro douced. Ineidental to the request, it was ( stated that Timothy Hopkins would not be conceded the right to appear as the adooted son, Burleigh proceeded to cross-examine i witness, his main points being the fact that I the name Timothy Hopkins was written in apparently different ink in the blank space I left for the name, Dodge stated his im ptession was that he'left the space until he I got to Methuenn, as he was not sure whether there was a middle initial. He had been c instructed to draw a will leaving all the property to Mr. BSerles, and, so his duty as a lawyer required, he inserted the section 1 re ardin.h'te omission of the name of S'Jimotbhy-Hckins He called the special attention of Mrs.6. a I. to this, and told her he could modif..l 4$ she desired, but 1 she stated it expressed her wishes and was a to executed. Win. M. Thornton, another witness to the r will, corroborated the last witness. Cross- i examination showed witness could not read a single word. Wm. O.Norris, a third a witness to the will, corroborated the pre- a vious witnesse as to the execution of two I wills. 'He had also witnessed a will for Mr. Seales since the death of Mrs. Bearles. , Mr. Burleighli .ked that the exeoutors I produce the wilt 'of Mary . S. Searles, dated November, 1887. Judge Garmon I ruled that the executors produce the will. Mr. Burleigh stated the posit~pn of con testants was: First-There wV4 not sufi cient attestation of the wills cond-the will was procured by undue ijuenoe and I fraud on the part of Edward W. Bearles, and some confederates, and, 'third-the testatrix was not of sound and disposing , mind at the time the will was made. Mr. Bnrleigp" then called Edward W. Searles to the witness stand. He a said he first met Mrs. Hopkins in San Franoisco in March, 1888, going to her with a letter of instructions to look over her house, He met her several times going on excursions into the country, twice with her and her daughter-in-law. He then detailed his acquaintance and visit to Mrs. Hop kins. The first proposition of marriage between the two came from Mrs. Hopkins in New York in the fall of 1888. He did not assent to it for a year, but in December, 1884, he entertained the proposition. He kneow at the time that Mrs. Hopkins was born in 1820. and was twenty one years his senibr. Had never previously proposed marriage to any one. Could not well help knowing Mrs. Hopkins was a lady of large means. He delayed the proposition of marriage to give her a chance to be sure she was satisfied, and after he entertained it delayed the marriage for three years. In the spring of 1886 he went to Florida as the guest of Mrs. Hop kins in her private car. She was accom panied by Miss Cass, of Barrington. Witness from 1885 to 1887 was super intending the building of Mrs. Hopkins' house at Great Barrington. He had under- - stood that the son, Timothy, in connection with the railroad people, managed her affairs- had been told by Mrs. Hopkins that Timothy had objected to her marriage, but cherished no ill will toward him for it. The agreement of marriage was entered into in September. 1887, on witness's part I because he greatly admired her. In reply to a question, he said he married her for 1 all she had, both love and money, but should have never married her for money alone. Did not know of the will made the day of the marriage, November 8, 1887, until after her death, but did not think it was intentionally made behind his back. A marriage contract made at the same time was also not in, conveying by Mrs. Hopkins to T. E. Stillman, trustee, for the benefit of Edward B. Searles after the marriage, the mansion in San Francisco; imuroved and unimproved land in Sacramento; mountain lands in Summit, Soda Springs, California; red wood and timber lands on the coast range; two paroels of quarry lands, the Great Barrington property and four lots on Ninth street, New York. This contract was cancelled June 16, 1888. The hearing was adjourned until to-morrow. WHAT'S HIS NAME? A Harrison Story in Which the Name of the Author is Carefully Suppressed. NEW Yonx, Sept. 22.-The Mail and Ex prefs prints this from Washington: James G. Blaine will soon after the first of the year notify his friends and admirers, who are now urging his nomination fcr the presidency, that under no eiroumstances could he accept suoh an honor, and that he is for the renomination of Harrison. This information is given the Mail and Express on the authority of a man whose name is national, and whose position as to Harrison and Blaine i anquestioned. He is a man who has charge of tlhe northwest for the president, and has the fullest confl dence of both interested parties. This sit uation has been known to the president for some time. Blaine postpones the notiflca tions for good and suffeient reasons, best known to himself. He expects to return to Washington in October. His health is so much improved he will get to work at 1 once. 0 Confirmed by Egaa. b WAsnnioToN, Sept. 22.-At a late hour last night Acting Secretary Wharton re ceived a cablegram from United States *s Minister Egp confirming the report of the suioide of Ef President Balmaceda at San tiango. Although there were several tele- - grams received from Chill at the headquar- [ ters of the Chilian oongressioncl envoys in this city during the past few days, none make any specifie mention of the suicide of Balmaceda on Saturday. T Crazed With Jealousy and Drink. CHICAGo, Sept. 22.-Crazed with jealousy and drink, Oscar Gunderman, f laborer, this morning, at his home on the north side, blew out the brains of his wife with a revolver, and then ended his own life in the name manner. The couple have been liv- N Ing together unhappily for some time. Be cause of her husband's cruelty, M rI. Gun derman had had him arrested and held in bonds to keep the peace. The Odd Fellows. Sr. Loues, Sept. 22.-The Supreme Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows reconvened this Siorning. The most vital question dis- [ oeused was the age of limitation, it being a. hought wise by a large number to reduce bi the limit of eligibillty from 21 to 18 years. w The matter was not settled at the time re- w cess was taken. The prize drills com- .O menoed this afternoon. hi S WON BY M'CARTHY. The Contest of thte loeteedlTwn hty o nd ,NeW Orleans Luted Twenty sounds, New O.suaaes. La,, Sept. 29.-The fight *tonight at the Olympic club bbtween K Tommy Warren and Oal MoOarthy was a grand sucoess. It was apprehended on ac count of the grand Jury indietment against the principals that the match would not come of, but the state law allows contests with flve-ounoe gloves in regularly char r, tred organiations. ence, when Acting E Mayor Clark received the opinion of City I Attorney Hunt that the city officials could not refuse a permit to the club, there was general re ooigby the sporting fra ternity. Mecarty and Warren were in structed by the releree that the deotsion T would be made when it became apparent that ontr the other's chances to win had passed. The men weighed in under the 118 pound limit. The purse was $1,500. of which $1,200 goes to the winner and $800 n to the loser. John Dufy was referee. t Hley and Robinson seconded Warren, and O'Meara and Brown seconded Mo- a I Carthy. . It was one of the prettiest and gamiest or featherweight battlers ever seen in the n s south, McCarthy winning in the twenty- ii Lrst round. In the first round both men ti Sdisplayed great cleverness froi the start. i MeCairthyad the longer reach and showed I -up rstronger, and both these qualities e told all through the light. Warren dis- e i played the usual skill in ducking, but b id McCarthy found a way to stop the dodging o e by terrific upper cuts with his left. Not sa withstanding this Warren escaped punish. La ment until, in frequently recurring clinches, 0 se he ran counter to McCarthy's right, which ii s- opened a gap over his eye. Thus fi is the fight stood up to the tenth round, y ir and from that time out McCarthy was gen in eral enough to keep playing upon the me wounded parts. This was easy, as Warren ti is did most of the rushing and McCarthy's w in longer reach enabled him to counter on the b if vulnerable parts. Between the tenth and a at twentieth rounds Warren rallied a great Id deal. He stopped a number of vicious up- n It per cuts witi his elbow, found the if as way to McCarthy's heart and stomach I with his left, and swung his right , ie on his neck. The loss of blood, however, l- made him weak and his blows sarcely it moved McCarthy, who kept Warren's d wounds one, and landed often enough to e s- sting the little Californian to madness and a ro keep him growing weaker all the time. n >r McCarthy's constant battering had the s, desired effect. Warren lost his science as u re he lost his strength, and rushing madly P s, struck aimlessly and wore himself out. ti an He went down frequently in the twentieth o 1. round and was nearly knocked out when i- tne gong sounded at the close of that round. fl- When he came up for the twenty-first round te the fight was plainly hopeless for n Id him. McCarthy countered with his n 5, right, as he rushed in and Warren went is down on all fours. He tried hard to ig struggle uptefore the eight seconds were r. called, but fell forward on his hands and fi V. was counted out. McCarthy was without a n e scratch. in -- - -- ii th WON BY NEVADA, a or b in The Montana Mare Captures the Rene Stakes-On the Eastern Trackp. P. RExo, Nev., Sept. 22.-[Special.]-Neva- li ie da, the fast Helena mare belonging to a Hugh Kirkendall, won a great race here to ld day for B. O. Holly, the Vallejo horseman whd has leased her running qualities until I as next spring. She landed the rich Reno is stakes, worth $1,900 to the winner. The ad distance was one mile and a quarter, and f Ip the time 2:09. of - C as Races at Gravesende . it NEw Yong, Sept. 22.-Three-quarters of a s 1 mile-Contribution first, Gold Dollar sec- e Snd, Lima third. Time, 1:15%. SFive and one-half furlongs-Springaway r a. first, Clinuie second, Glamor third. Time, t r- 1:0534. t a' Clinton stakes, one mile and one furlong a r- -La Tosoa first, Reckon second, (there e in were only two, starters). Time, 1:54M. or Woodlawn handicap, one and three six- I at teenths miles-Sir John first, Master Lode it second, Mabel Glenn third. Time. 2:02w. c .t. One and one-half miles-Folsom first. r d Busteed second, Miss Belle third. Time, h rt 1:57%. b y One and one-sixteenth miles-Cancan c first. Bermuda second, Peter third. Time, f at 1:49%. Races at Garfield. it CrcnAoo, Sept. 22.-Track fast. k. One mile-Duke of Milpitas won, Willow r io second, Orick third. Time, 1:24%. Nine sixteenths of a mile-Queen Alta o won, Big Man second, Cruikshank third. d Time, :57. n One mile and three-sixteenths-Mat Me a Govern won, Aloha second, Long Light 5 third. Time, 2:01%. is Three-quarters of a mile-Kildare won, in Oakdale second, Tom Stevens third. Time, a at 1:15%. n Three-quarters of a mile- Gov. Ross e ig won, Maybloseom second, Fritzhugh Lee third. Time, 1:14%. One mile - Queenie Trowbridge won, Happy Day second, Tom Jones third. 0 f Time, 1:434. d On the Latoala Track. On the Latoala Track. NCX.m]a ATI, Sept. 22.-One mile and fifty yards-Bertha won, Cashier second, Col., Wheatley third. Time, 1:45%. One mile and seventy yards-Laura Dox ey won. Outcry second, Bon Air third. Time, 1:47%. One mile and a sixteenth-Ethel won, Chief Justice second, Irish Chief third. Content fourth. Time, 1:16'.. Four furlongs-Jesse Belle won, Buglet second, Black Beauty third. Time. :504. Four furlongs-Fauvette won, Empress Frederick second, Allis third. Time, :49, Mr. Nelsen Declines. INDnEENDENOE, Iowa, Sept. 22.-C. W. Williams to-day received a declination from Mr. Nelsonto a match with Allerton here. As Nancy Hanks has accepted a rep etition of the great five-year-old race may be expected. Two More Draws. CHICAGO, Sept. 22.--Two games, with the single corner openings, were played in the Barker-Reed checker conteit to-day. Both were drawn. The score stands: Barker 4, Reed 0, drawn 12. BASE BALL The Home Club Mentioned First In the Record H1re Printed. LEAGU OLUBS. Cincinnati 1, Chicago 4. Pitteburg 2, Cleveland 5. Bostur 8, Brooklyn 0. New York 8, Philadelphia 4; second game, Now York 11, Philadelphia 5. ASBIIA'IION OrLUBS Columbus 10, Baltimore 8. Milwaukee 3, Boston 5. St. Louis 12, Washington 9. flanged by the Neck. DEwvan, Col., Sept. 22.-W. B. Davis, who murdered his mother and her alleged par amour, James Arnold, at Pueblo, Jan. 7, bcause they refused to give him money with which to continue his drunken spree, was hung In the prison yard at Canon City at 0 o'clock to-night. 'he fall broke his neck and he died instantly. THE DEACON'S WATERLOO, King Corn Proves Too Strong for S. V. White, the Veteran Gotham Speculator. His Firm Forced to Assign, as the Crop Was Greater Than His Bank Account. The Bond and Share Market Not Partien larly Affected by the Collapse The News in Chioago. New Yoax, Sept. 22.-S. V. White & Co. sent the announcement of their assignment to the stock exchange this morning. The members of the drm say their assignment is due tq the corner in corn, and their in terest in the stock or bond market is vdry hlimited. White says the failure is due to long specunlation in corn, and not in stocks. The liabilities of the firm are very large, but only a few hundred shares of stock are outstanding on contract. The private for tune of 8. V. White, so long noted for sun oces and boldness in his speculative deals. is estimated at $2,000,000. A number of firms who were borrowing stocks from White & Co. received notice from them be fore the opening of business to-day to sell the shares, and the market took the stock with scarcely a tremor. The failure caused but little excitement on the produce ex change for the reason that but few of the members were interested in the deals. It is stated it will effect Chicago principally. The price of corn dropped one and a half cents at the news of the failure. The office of the firm after the announce ment of the failure was crowded with bank ers, brokers and reporters, all trying to get some information. This firm, however, had no formal statement to make. It was noted that for some time it had been pre paring to meet the disaster, which was seen to be inevitable when heavy deliveries of corn began to cour in, and for some days the firm declined to take any large depos its. Before the formal announcement was made that the firm had gone under, com missions merchants advised their custom ers to be prepared for it. This advice started heavy liquidation and caused the first reaction that has occurred in the stock market for six weeks; but Lackawanna, which was always considered under White's influence, declined only one per cent. Fears are expressed on many sides that other houses will be involved, but members of the embarrassed firm say no other firm is involved with them. The members of the New York house are S. V. White and Frank lin W. Hopkins. THE NEWS IN CHICAGO. It Created a Panti, But the Market Stood the Strain Vell. Cmcloo, Sept. 22.-The effect of the failure of S. V. White & Co. was discounted in the lower figures which prevailed at the opening of the board of trade this morning, but subsequent trading led to advances in all the pits. Before business began the secretary of the board gave notice that White & Co.. finding themselves unable to meet their obligations, desired those having trades with them to close them out under the rule. This announcement, though not unexpected in some quarters, created con sternation for a moment, especially in the corn pit, where the firm had the heaviest line of open trades. This firm was known to be the leading one of a band of brokers who had been rep resenting the clique in the bull deal which has been running in September and Octo ber corn for several weeks. Many millions of bushels of September corn and October futures have been bought by this syndicate whose identity the traders have tried in vain to disclose, but whose names may come out as the result of to-day's failure. Of course the corn pit is the center of attraction and a wild scene was enacted the moment the bell was tapped. Traders clambered over each other in their efforts to be heard, and all sorts of prices were asked and bet at the same mo ments. October, in which most of the un settled trades existed, closed yesterday at 51%, and at the start there were a few trades at and around 480 for that future, but sellers quickly advanced their prices, and it was not until 4'it@i49t4 was reached that trading actually became active. The market was strong at 49@49%, an immense amount of grain being bought in. iThe ex citement then began to quiet down, whether because traders were all covered or because cooler heads decided to prevent a panic by waiting until matters quieted down a little, cannot be determined. By 11:30 October had dropped down to 49l). September, the other bull future, which closed at 52% yesterday, opened at 50 and sold down to 49 during the same time. Open trades in this month were not so nu merous as in October, because, as it is un derstood, about 90 per cent of them' had already been settled by delivery of the cash article. Much of this still remains in the market, and is looked upon as a menace to cash prices. White & Co. had a line of trades in wheat, but not nearly so large as that in corn, and the movement in wheat was largely in eym pathy with that in corn. December, which closed yesterday at 100%, opened at 99@ 99%, sold up to 99.% and down to 99% at 11:30. 1 he firm also had some deals in provisions, but they were not numerous and were soon closed out. The impression on the board seems to be that the effect of the failure has spent its force, unless further complications not now foreseen follow. The comparative ease with which this market stood and absorbed the immense offerings of coin is generally remarked with surprise and pleasure by the trade. The amount of grain which the clique had bought for September and October delivery is unknown, but it must have been enor mous, for the actaal arrivals of corn here daily for the past six weeks approximated nearly a million bushels, and nearly all this had been delivered on September con tracts, while the forwarding has been nearly as larae. Much of this grain was bought at between 60 and 70 cents, against less than 0 as the price to-day. One esti mate of the corn involved in the deal puts it at 10,000,000, and the average loss on it at 10 cents a bushel, On the nlapplication of Arthur W. Allen, United Stales Circmut Judge Gresham, this evening appointed the Ilinois Trust and Savinuc bank receiver of the insolvent firm, which is the Chicago branch of the New York concern. The membersof the branch are Arthur White, son of "Deaconu" VlWhite, and Arthur W. Allen, besides the members of the New York concern. The bill was very brief, reciting the organization of the firml April 14, 1889, and that by reason of the assi.nnment of the New YorkL lirm the Chicago branch was unable to continue business, and had become insolvent. Attorney Prussing said to-night the as sets end liabilities cannot yet be aster taised, but the transactions in grain reaoched in the millions. The failure, he added, was due to the continued "hulling" of Lieptember and October corn, "You see, after all " said Mr. Prussing, "it was not Old utckh who was ,orking the markets. Corn was purchased here for cash, and the enormous sums re lqired to buy it were raised by the firm among the banks, the security being the corn itself. A receiver was appointed in order to prevent some creditors attachbin the assets, thus freezing out others to whom the firm was indebted. We will know better to-morrow how the firm stands. The failure shows, however, that the farmers did not hold back their corn, because if they had this wouldn't have happened." .o sooner had the announcement of the assignment been made than the Chicago oreditors began an assault on the local as sets through the state courts. During the afternoon several attachments representing small claims were filed. FRACTIONAL SILVER COIN. Bow Halves, Quarters and Dimes May Be Obtained From Frisseo. WAsnncroTON, Sept. 22.-T'reasurer Nebek or has issued a circular intended particu larly for the Pacific coast section of the country, giving information how persons and firms can obtain fractional silver coin from the San Pranoisco subtreasury end the United States mint at that place. The circular says fractional silver coin (halves, quarters and dimes) will be furnished in sums of $200 or more by ex press free of charge. or by registered mail in sums or multiples of $t0) registra tion free, for drafts collectable at San Francisco, or for deposits of cqrrency or gold made in the ban Fran cisco sub-treasury. Drafts in payment must be drawn to the order of the assist ant treasurer of the United States, San Francisco, and should be mailed directly to that officer. New quarters and dimes, in amounts of $200 or more, if desired, can be forwarded from the mint of the United States, San Fran cisco, and drafts in payment thereof should be drawn in favor of the superintendent of that mint and mailed directly to that offi cer. Silver coin will not be shipped from San Francisco to localities nearer to the sub-treasuries at Chicago, New Orleans and St, Louis. EMANCIPATION DAY. Grand Celebration at Wheeling, W. Va., Adressed by ex-Senator Bruce, WuHEELING, W. Va., Sept. 22.-West Vir ginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio celebrated the emancipation proclamation anniver sary in this city to-day. A grand parade was held in the morning, and this after noon ex-United States Senator K. C. Bruce, the orator of the day, addressed the assem blage of several thousands. He ignored politics entirely, and eloquently reviewed the progress of the colored people since re leased from bondage, predicting they would make such advances in civilization that ere long the race question would cease as a serious problem. He ridiculed all coloniza tion schemes as impracticable. Other dis tinguished men of both races also delivered addresses. A. letter was.received from the president. After acknowledging the receipt of an invi tation and expressing regret at his inabil ity to be present, he closes: "I know of no public occasion which should in a higher degree attract the interests and sympathy of all our people than the celebration of emancipation. While this event has a so cial interest to the colored race, it was an event tlatt attracted the plaudits of all lovers of libety throughout the world, and placed a halo of immortaility upoulhe name of Abraham Lincoln." JUMPED INTO THE RIVER. A Missing Chicago VWoman Discovered When Going Over the Falls. NrAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Sept. 22.-Mrs. Dell Rathbun, of Buffalo, whose mysteri ous disappearance from Chicago a short time ago caused quite a sensation, commit ted suicide at Cedar Island, on the Cana dian side, this morning, by jumping into the river above the falls. The authorities, hear ing the body of a woman was floating down the river, no one having seen her jump in. made a search and found the body before it went over the falls. The woman had a pro fusion of diamonds on her person and a sum of money. Thinking from the dis patches of this morning that the unfortunu ate woman was the missing Mrs. Rath bun, the Canadian authorities communicated with Buffalo and to-night Frank Rathbun, a brother-in-law, and Warren F. Miller, a friend of the fam ily, arrived. Upon being shown the body they at once recognized it as that of Mis. tRathbun. When asked how they accounted for the suicide they said nervousness was no doubt the cause of the act. THE COUNTRY BURNING UP. Much Damage Done by Forest Fires in Various Sections of Wisconsin. TuaLE LAHE, Wis., Sept. 22.--The vil lage of Comstook has been nearly de stroyed by fire. The fire caught from the forest fires raging in this neighborhood. Comstock is near the city of Cumberland, which is in great danger of scorching. If no rain falls soon there will be still greater loss of property, as it is imposseble to stop the fire, everything is so dry. Praying for Rain. AsnLAND, Wis., Sept. 22.-The weather the past few days has been intensely hot and dry. Early last evening it was no ticed that forest fires were under way again and seemed to sweep along almost with the velocity of prairie fires. Several home steanders toward the reservation lost their shanties and barely escaped with their lives. During the day the atmosphere has been heavy with smoke from su:rounding fires. Reports from down the Omaha road state the damage will be the heaviest ever known, unless the flames are soon checked. Over a hundred acres are said to be a mass of flames. About three miles from Cable the telegraph wires are down to a consider able extent. It is feared the devastation will be more serious than last spring. Towns In Danger in Da.kota. HuRoN, S. D., Sept. 22.-Word from Vilnas is to the effect that the town and surround ing country was badly damaged by prairie fires this afternoon. By hard work the town was saved from total destruction. A high wind fanned the flamesand everything in its course was wiped out. No estimate of the damage can be had tonight but it is especially heavy to grain and farm prop arty. The town of Bradley is also reported badly damaged. Burned Everything in the Way. MANDAN, N. D.,. Sept. 22.-The fire which swept over the Sioux reservation Saturday proves to have burned everything in the shape of hay, wheat in stacks and the range from Cannon Ball river to Morgan river. The Cashier Resigns. IIAlnaasnuhwn, Pa., Sept. 22.-Upon his re turn to the capital to.day, State Treasurer Boyer found the resignation of Cashier Livesey awaiting him. It was mailed at dilwaukee, Wis., Aug. Iii. Domestic olr cumstances are given as the cause. Struck by a Tornado. G(Annt, S. D,, Sept. 22.-News is just re ceived here that a tornldostruck the north. cru part of Duel county, South Dakota, and passed into Minnesota, unroollng build ings, blowing down barns and scattering grain stacks. OKLAHOMA FREE FOR ALL Neither Age, Sex Nor Color Is Con sidered in the Rush for indian Land. Bights and Scenes Attending the Opening of the Former Bao and Fox Reserve. Some Went on iforeebsek, While Others Uode Steers-A Colony of Women The Negro Settlers. Guruacw, O. T., Sept. 22.-Simultaneous with the arrival of the hour of noon the homoseekers gathered on the border made a headlong rush over the line into the cov eted country and onto the quarter sections upon which their eyes had been feasting for days, and others for weeks and months. The rush was a mad one made so by the fact that the number of bomeseekors great ly exceeded the number of quarter sections available for settlement. There is room cn the lands for about 5, 000 settlers, allowing 160 acres for each. There were on the border waiting to claim available land fully 15.000 people; so that there were three people for each quarter section. It was no wonder, then, that the rush was a mad one. Like scenes were never witnessed before, except in Oklahoma two years ago. The craze to become the owner of a part of the new lands caused a strange com mingling of various elements of society. A half hour's diligent work would have been sufficient to n lepare the most elabor ately equipped boomer for the race into the new country, but the preparations were begun long before the hour of noon. Horses were hitched, wheels greased, sad die girths cinched and everything madce snug as early as 10 o'clock, so anxious was gvery one to be in readiness to move at the appointed time. When the noon hour did arrive all the pent up excitement found vent in the firing of revolvers and rifles and smining and cracking of whips and the furious driving and running. The horse man, of course, had the advantage over every other man in the race, and most of the racers were horsemen. The man who proceeded to the ..border in a prairie schooner with his family, left his schooner,, family and one horse on the border and mounted the other and be came a horseman. After locating his claim he will return and direct his pos sessions to his new home. One of the. more desperate cowboys mounted a steer and the latter, joining in the stampede, carried his rider to the inte rior. Others were unceremoniously un horsed or unsteered, not far from the bor der. The boomers were distributed among l the various starting points about as fol i lows: At Tohee, 3,000; Langston, 2,000; on the border of the-iKickapoo, 8,000; and on the P1ottawattoamie borde rj4.l2 fflaiae l lotment to the Pottawattomie Indians has nearly exhausted the lands in their restr yntion, so that the home-seeker had little chance of locating a claim there. At Lang ston the negroes gathered by the negro col onization society to the number of m,500 were to move enmnese into the Cimarron valley, the most fertile region, and locate in a bunch. Two hundred whites, mostly cow boys, also had their eyes on that section, and each party made all sorts of threats of taking the land by force. A force of dep uty marshals and deputy sheriffs have been dispatched there to preserve order and it is believed they will ne able to maintain peace. One of the unique sights at Tohee was a company of young ladies from Guthrie, who had formed aI colonization party to proceed to the new lands and settle on ad joining claims. They were mounted on Texas ponies, and were attired as near as might be in cowboy costume, armed with revolvers and equipped for camping out. They made the race in a body. So far as ascertained up to the present time no ser ious conflict has token place between the rival claimants. The government supervision of the open ing seems to have been sadly deficient. The entire government force was composed of two companies of troops of 200 men and the forces of three United States marshals, numbering about 250 men. Of the latter fifty were sent to Langston to preserve the peace between the cowboys and negroes. Pifteen were required at each of the three land offices and twenty-five at Tohee. Of the regular troops a squad of men was stationed at each of the two county seats. This left only some 300 men to patrol the borders of about 200 miles in extent. The men were not stationed at regular intervals. In some places there were ten and fifteen men to a mile, while at others there were stretches of five and toen miles entirely unguarded. Under these conditions it might have been expected a number of boomers would enter before the appointed time and they did. Two miles north of T'ohee about 200 boomers had gathered in a secluded spot, knowing the government force was massed at the border towns. They all set their watches three hours I ahead last night, so their testimony would agree as to the time, if their claims were contested on the ground of their being "sooners." At 9 o'clock their Watches in dicated the noon hour, and they rushed over the border and began the race for choice sections of land. ".ooneors" at other un guarded portions of the border were also 7very numerous Rand it is estimated that fully 3,000 settlers entiered land before the legal tinme. Tl'ohee this morninaPwas an Indian town; to.night it is a whito man's city of 1,500 inhabitants. It fell into the hands of the townsite company, organized here. The presidentof the board of trade, president of the First National bank, Mr. Joseph McNeil, and the city marshal of Guthrie, I represent five of the company. They this afternoon filed at the land oflle a paint of the town and the company's claims. At the election held this afternoon McNeil was chosen mayor. At Tohee the boomers waited until the noon hour before making a rush for the lots and homesteads, and the oceuoationm of land there was Ireaceful. Among the boomers at a point below Tubohee was one woman, who crossed the line be fore time. A deputy marshal forced her back over the line. Soon after she again crossed the line prematurely, and when the deputy a second time ordered her back, she drew a revolver fromr her dress pocket and opened fire upon him. 'Thie marshal re turned the fire mind shot liher in the left leg, just below the knee, shattering the limb and disabling her so that she was unable to make the race. When the time came the others left her under the tree on this side of the border. She has since been brought here. AT THI E LAND) OFFICES. The Ol NSoldlers Get in Their Do)elatory Statementsa--A Great trush. GOrrue, I. 1' T., Fept. 22,--This was an animated town this morning. Many.,be lated settlers wore skurrying around to find a means of conaoveyance to the new lands; horse traders were selling stock and farm. era were solioiting men to ride with them to the border of the new lands. Ten dol lars was the fare and the anxious boomers eagerly accepted a chance to make the journey even at that outrageous price. The farmers did a thriving business, so did the storekeepers. They all agreed last night to double the price of their wares and then the supply was nearly exhausted be fore night. The scene at the land office here to-day was a lively one. About 250 old soldiers, armed with deolatory state ments, had been in lme before the office door for four days past. Some slept in chaire, some on the ground and some hard-. ly at all. Their meals were brought them by wives, children or friends. The land oflice opened at four seconds past 12 o'clock to-day, and the first man to Epresent his papers was R. F. Diamond, who has stood in line, day and night, sines last Friday. He was almost exhausted from ex posure and want of sleep and rest, and as he staggered up to the window it was neces sarv for a friend to assist him. The second man was Jalkloich, and the third man was Thomas B. Knapp. There was no disturbance about the office and business proceeded quietly and swiftly. At seven o'clock all the old soldiers had got in their apers. The line did not decrease in length however as the settlers who had located claims in the new lands began to arrive to file entry notices. The land office kept open until seven o'clock. At that time fully 200 men were still in line, and others arriving every minute. A dispatch from Oklahoma City says it was expected there would be a riot at the land office when it was opened for business at noon to-day. The crowd which has sr rounded it for the last four days became very boisterous last night and this morn in it was found necessary to guard the office with deputy marshals. The latter succeeded in preserving the peace and there was no disturbance. Reports from Langston state that there has been rioting between negro settlers and cowboys. Two negroes are reported killed, but no one seems to know how they met their death. Two negro women se cured quarter sections adjoining Langston. The townsite company platted a town on a quartar section imaediately adjoining the government townsite at Chandler, and every lot has been taken. The ties' townsite has been surveyed, be opened to-morrow. All ted quiet, with tke exception of i of people who entered the stre e the legal hour. The opening of - bs been remarkably successful, an set tlement more peaceful than any ori oi pated. They Fear a Raid. GUTIIRIT, 0. '1'., Sept. 22.-It is reported that Leo Whistler, the treasurer of the Sa. and Fox nation, who has just arrived here in company with Joe Springer, another In dian, passed on the road sixteen miles east the Dalton boys. The leader of the gan was seen here at four o'clock this afternoon. Guards have been placed around all the banks, as it is feared the desperadoes are planning an attack. Mayor Spengel has supplied the places of the policemen who have deserted the towns for the claims., He says he is credi-'y informed that the Daltons are planning a raid on the town, relying for success upon the scarcity of offi cers and the semi-deserted condition of the city. STRUCK AN OFFICER. An Old Resident of Gallatin Who Will Probably Get Into Trouble. BozEaN. Sept. 22..-[Special.]-While Al Williams, chief of the night police, was arresting a man last night, he was ascosted by W. S. McKenzie, an old-timer of this county, who pushed him of the sidewalk Williams took no notice at the time, bnu after lodging the prisoner in jail he re turned and asked McKenzie why he pushed him off. McKenzie struck him a heav. blow over the head and shoulders with s stout cane, breaking one of the shouldel blades and injuring Williams so badly that it is said he will not be out for several months. No one seems to know McKenzie's reasons for the assault, and it is thought that ii may go hard with him. He was at one time a prominent officialof this county. - ORDINANCE 85. A Test to Be Made of a Law Passed by the Blozeman City Council. BOZEMAN, Sept. 22.-[Special.--Several weeks ago thi city councll passed what han since become famous as ordinance No. 85, being for the restriction of sporting houses in Bozeman; but time ran on and nosteps were taken toward the enforcement of the Irw.. Several citizens of the town, anxious for the propozation of all moral laws, cir. culated a petition, which was signed by those desirous of seeing the ordinance en forced, and to-day Mayor Bogart issued a general order to the marshal, calling for the arrest of all conduooting houses of ill fame in Bozeman. The marshal brought before his honor, Judge Dedawick, all the supposed offenders, and they all pleaded not guilty. Their examination was set foe Friday. It is presumed the legality of the law will be tested and developments will be watched with interest. AGAINST THE CLAT CLAIMANTS. Decision in the Thompson Falls Land Case -The Missoula Ball Team. MissouLA, Sept. 22. - [Special.] - The finding in the Thompson Falls townsite case has been made by the register and re ceiver of the Missoula land office, and will be forwarded to the general land office al Washington. It was decided in favor o the townsite people, as against the fire clay claimants. The Missoula ball team left this evenin; for Bozeman to play at the firemen's tour. nament. Pitcher O'Brien's hand is badly swollen from the injury received in the game last Sunday. IIe will not be able i play, probably. The Crime of a Mexlican. S~N Lute Ona'o, Cal., Sept. 2'S.-A horri ble murder has been unearbthed that was committed at the eastern corner of this county June 7 last. Martin Heines disan penred that day, leaving no trace. WithVs the last few days his blankets and clothes were found sunk in a well, Fragments of bones and flesh were found buried in a hog wallow near the shanty of a preemptor named John Silvia Gularte for whom the man worked. The coroner's jury found that Heines was murdered by Gularte. The evidence tends to show that Gularte had killed loienes by shooting him in the back, then chopping him up and fed the pieaes to the hogs. State Immigration Bureau. SAN Fatasuraco, Sept. 22.-The State Im migration conference to-day decided to form a permanent organization, to be called the California State Immigration bureau. A resolutton was adopted that the bureau confer with the representatives of thie trans-continental roads, and induce tlhem to build competing lines to tidewater, to San Francisco, and elsewhere in the state. To Fix the Boundary. Wasurmaons, Sept. 22.-The President to day appointed Lieut. Col. Barlow, Cap. nymans and Prof. Mosman members of the Mexiion boundary commission, which we authorized by congress to relocate the eylpl lng frontier between the United States 5rn Mexico west of the Rio Grand@.