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WAR ON POLES.
New York Electrio Eoform Begins.
The Overhanging Wires Must and
So Ooine Down.
The Western Union Oets a Tough
Deal In the Wort
The Poles Are Out Bown and the
The Brush Eleotrio Light Company Turns
on ft Strong Currant and Endan
ger tha Lives or Workmen .
Great Excitement Prevails.
Nxw York, April 10. Chips have been
flying in the street of this city today. The
polos and wires aro fulling at last. After
more than two years of bickering botweon
the authorities and the Western Union
and other telegraph, telephone and electric
light companies the removal of the over
head wires in the subway division was
. begun today. The companies fought for
dolay to the bitter end. The Western
Union Telegraph Company, acting like s
drowning person catching at a straw, did
not surrender until it bad appealed to the
United Suites courts to prevent Mayor
Grant from issuing the order taking down
the wires and poles. Judge Wallace's
ordor dissolving the Injunction against the
Mayor left the companies no leg to stand
on, and it only awaited the receipt of tho
Judgo's order for the removal of the poles
and wires to commence. Early today
counsel for the Board of Klectrical Control
went to tho Mayor's otlico, taking with
biin a ccrtifiod copy of Judge Wallace's
Mayor Grant was not present, but Com
missioner Gibbens and F.xpert Wheeler,
of the Hoard of Klectrical Control, were
thero awaiting its arrival. Secretary Crain
handed tho Commissioner an order signed
by Mayor Uraut directing Commission of
l'ulilic Works to remove poles snd w ires
from the streets in this order Beginning
on Proud w ay at the intersection of Four
teenth street; thenro on Third street from
Prosdway to Sixth avenue; then on
Proadwuv to the Fifth street; then ou
Twenty-Fifth street from ltruadway to
Sixth avenue: then ou Sixth avenue from
Twenty-Third street to Fifty-F.ighth street;
then on ltroudwiiy from Twenty-Filth
street, then on Forty-Second street from
Sixth sveuue to Mudi'son avenue; then on
mtn street iroui bixlu avenue to fourth
It was 10:20 o'clork when Mr. Gib1ns
served the order on Commissioner Smith.
The latter at once summoned Nipt. John
liichardaon, of the bureau of incum
brance. Commissioner Oibbcns and Fx
jert Wheeler left at once for the scene of
destruction, followed shortly ai;er by
Supt liichurdson. Together with spur
for the climbers, tho workman took with
them axes, pinchers, hatchet and reach
trucks, the Liter to bo used In taking
away the poles rutdown and wires cut oil'.
The polo on the southeast corner of Uni
versity riaee and Fourteenth street whs
tho scene of the first attack. The foreman
had his spikes ou, and in few minutes.
, with nippers in baud, he quickly climbed
the pole, whilo a gaping crowd gathered
around Commissioner tnhliens, who was
on hnnd, and wondered what was going to
ham-en. The uippers were put in live and
entern I'uion wire dropped into tho
street This was followed by others until
twelve wires bad been rendered uvles.
The work of cIcsrinK the pole wis accom
pi lulled in six milium, and tho polo was
allowed to remain standing to support the
now uncle wires running South,
Then the force were divided. One boo
lion crossed Into tho park, where a ik1o
Stood of tho northerly lines of the est
ern Union. It was soon cleared of w ires,
and at 11:40 o'clock tha sxuien had laid
the polo lengthwise.
Tho other gang of workmen Wan clear
ing the heavily-laden pole of the Itrush
Flectric Light limiiv, aLarting with the
polo on tlie north west comer of fourteenth
atroct and Proadwav. When the cutters
began work it was found that notwith
standing the notice given the dillerent
companies affected by tho move of the
board of electrical control to cut off tho
elec tric current, tho Hrush Company had
left five circuits in full working order.
The linemen, however, were fully pre
pared for this difficulty, snd wore rulilx-r
gloves. As the nipxm went through the
wires there was a flash that made the
crowd below step snide in lively fiuhlon,
l) and which proved that the powerful cur
m ' rent were turned full on the wires. Com
missioner (.iibbens, who stood on the
street below watching the work, became
"Why, they want to kill our men. This
Is outrageous," ho exclaimed.
lie ststed that word had liecn sent to
the Priudi Coiupsny that the wire were
to be cut, with Ihe request that the cir
cuit w hich Included these Hues should be
"It is a fortunate thing that the In
spectors havo their rubber gloves," con
tinued the Commissioner, "as otherwise
tho current in tho wires they cut would
have instantly killed them."
In nlxnit ten minutes tho eighteen elec
trio wires running mirth on llroadway
Wero rendered useless. Tho crowd grow
larger ss the people reslircd that the war
on wires hud begun, and fully a tliou-snd
thronged the space around the statue of
Lincoln. While this wo'k wan in prog
ress the other gang had clearod the second
Western Union polo which stood In tho
Park a few jards above Fifteenth street.
It was a long polo, and as the lineman
descended from his perilous position, It
swayed. At tlmt moment tho
Street wss crowded with twnple and
Vehicles of all kinds, but few of tho
spectators realised the danger threatened.
A crackling sound wss the only note of
warning heard, but It was suttirient for
the throng which scattered almost Instant
ly. The ole, with lis hall-down cross
arms, toppled over just as llroadway car
was standing st the street crossing to allow
woman to get off. A cry of mingled hor
ror went up from th crowd as the pclo In
clined toward the car w hich had about 15
L passenger on board, nuwtly women.
The driver saw his danger, and with a
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B nin imjuiiu iuiiiuu iruui ins car just mm
the pole crashed to the ground, the part
bearing the gross-arm foiling between the
dahhoard of the car and the horses a
harrow wane for passengers, horses and
ear. Tlie horse started to run but trie
lumber lintHxIed their progress and the
driver toon had theui nudcr control. Two
women fainted and the remaining posscn.
gors, mon and wonion, fled terror-stricken
from tho car. The polo, it was discovered,
was rotten at tho base, but tho workmen
were cureless in Btartiug tho work.
Anolher scene followod, but it was of a
ludicrous character. A foreman of tho
Ijrtisli Company demanded the arrest of
Commissioner Gibbens for destroying the
company's property. Failing in accom
plishing his wmh, he attempted to take
possession of the cut wires, but Superin
tendent of Incumbrances Hicharilson bad
his wugons and men on hand, and as each
wire was cut it was rolled and placed in a
guarded wagon. There was no interfer
ence from tho Western Union or the other
The work was continued until nightfall,
and will be resumed early tomorrow morn
ing. The only poles luft standing by the
workmen wero llioso which held the fire
department wires, lheso w ill all bo re
moved by that department this week. The
commissioners expect that by Saturday
night the streets designated will bo entirely
free from overhead w ires.
The electric light, telegraph and tele
phone people are helpless, and say that
they can only grin and bear it.
Supt Humstone, of the Won tern Union
Telegraph Company, said today, "What
can we do? It w ill, of course, interfere
with our business if the Mayor goes about
it the way I understand be intends to.
Fortunately for us, in the district over
w hich he is going today, our wires are al
ready, in the subways, although the poles
are ours. What action we may take is for
the future to divulge."
Mr. Gibson, of the Edison Electric Light
Company, said that his company would
not lie affected. Their wires are already
underground in conduit of their own.
The llrush Company said their lights
would have to go out
IN THE NATIONAL "ZOO."
A Thrilling Fight Between a Grizzly and
Two Black Bears.
Wakiiinqton, April 10. Visitors to tho
live snimul collection at the Smithsonian
Institution this sprin g are treated to com
bats between a grizzly bear and two
smaller black bears that sometimes are so
thrilling as to thoroughly terrify tho spec
tators. For some time post the grizzly bos
beou developing a viciousncas of disposi
tion that makes him anything but a pleas
ant companion, and this tendency is ag
gravated by ono of the black bears, w hose
judgment is not equal to his bravery.
The littlo fellow is easily incited to attack
his -bigger cagemate by tho crowds that
almost constantly surround thorn, and tho
consequence is a perennial fight is in
progress. One of the black bean joins in,
apparently out of brotherly regurd, after
his collcaguo bus precipitated the combat
Yeaterduy tho grizzly muni felted a power
and toniierthat alarmed Capt.W codin.und
In conwqucuco orders wero given for the
construction of a scparuto cage (or him,
which will be placed out of doors. There
wastheusuul crowd around tho pit, and
the sounds of an ordinary struggle were
heard. These attracted no attention, but
in a few minutes there was an oininoui
grow l, a scuttling on the flier, and then a
wild scream. Tha more timid of the spec
tators fled, and those who remained drew
buck a reoiieclful distance. Tho grizzly
had seized his exasperutiug foe, and by a
mighty cttort bad thrown the black bear
bodily through a Ventilating space iu tho
side of the pit into the adjoining apart-
menu no was easily secured oy llio
keeier before doing any damage and re
placed In the pi l, but it was deemed best
to prepare other and separate accommoda
tions fur the grizzly.
An interetiting, not to sav valuable dis
covery, has been uiado by C'apt. Weedin,
in cuarge oi ino animals, jiim uuiMing is
infested by rats, and how to gut rid of
them has long been a xrplnxing ipiBStion.
Tra wore lued, but nuihing would tempt
the rodent to enter, lu m storeroom
drawer was placed a quantity of sunflower
seed, used as food lor some of the birds.
Into this drawer tho nits gnawed their
way, a fact which led tho Captain to ex
periment with them fur bait in the trap.
The result wo that the rat rau't be kept
out A trnp which appears crowded with
six or eight rat is luund somo mornings
to hold la. They are turned into Hie cages
containing weasels and mink. Tho latter
will kill a rat ahsolulcly almost before one
ran see it, so rapid sre its movement,
1 he weasels are a tnllo slower, but uono
of tho rats escae them.
LOVS FOB A CU1LD.
A Separated Husband and Wife Alter
nate In Kidnapping It
Lincoln, Neb., April lu. An exciting
race (or a child took place in this city lat
Friday, but the story has just come out
Tli roe years ago a youn man by tho name
of Donald married a handsome young
lady of Ilattamouth who was considered
beneath hlui In tho social scale. After
about a year's married life he deserted
ber, leaving a thrco-moiiths-old babe. She
went to Omaha and he to Weeping Water,
where he was engaged lu a bank. After
a tlino he longod for bis child, and aliout
three week ago went to Omaha and se
cured possession of It from tho lady who
kept it during the day tnno whilo tho
mother was employed. Tho wife then
went to Weeping Water and made
an uutiicceHsful attempt to rescue it
hearing lurtlier tronMo from her.
tho child was placed in tho
care of parties In this city. learning this,
the mother rsuie here Friday, and, In
company with a tuuactilar servsnt girl,
went to the resilience ol tlie pcoplowbo
had her child. Luckily for hor plans, no
one was at home but a numo, and the
mother soon had the child ilaxpod to her
bosom, and was hurrying to the cab when
she was met by a brother of her bu.bsnd,
who attempted to take the child from her.
Failing to do so, he struck her three or
four times, when the muscular servaut
girl csino up behind and dealt him souio
r.i . i . f . l. i- i ! . .
uiown, which uiaue nun give up me
fight While thus ongagrd with him. the
mother reached tho dct.ot and took thn
Omaha Ir tin, and is now safe at homo
with ber baby.
8t. Louia, Mo., April 10. Yrslerday
afternoon a man giving the namo of Win.
J. Coweo, of the firm of Cowen A Coweo,
ostensibly doing a business as bankers
and broker at No. 80S Tine street, was
arrested on the charge of doing crookod
work In connection with a draft sent to
th Allegheny National Dank of Pittsburg.
On searching Cowen and looking over bis
psers at hi office evidence was disclosed
which led tlie police authorities to believe
that Cowen is Walter il. Smith, who In
MEMPHIS, TEKK.. WEDNESDAY,
November, 1885, robbed tho Second Na
tional Hunk of St I'nul of f l,50it whilo
emplovod there as puving teller. Tho St.
Paul bank was notilied and arrangomonts
wore uiado to Identify tho man. Cowen
asserts emphatically that he is not Smith,
that he never was in St Paul, and tiiat ho
is entirely willing to go to St. Paul. At
the same tiuio ho says ho knows Smith
and has been trying to catch him to get
the rewards. He does not look like a
photograph of Smith, nnd a representative
of tho Guarantee Company of North
America, which was on Smith s bond. who
arrived hero today, does not think he is
tho right num. Still there aro circum
stance in tho rano which will probably
result in sending him to St. Paul. At all
events he will be held for identification,
and if bo proves not to bo Smith ho mav
oe prosecuiea lor cronkmi wnric i,mn in.ni
HE HAD TWO WIVES,
And Succeeded In Winning the Affec
tion of a Young Girl.
BisoiiAiirox, N. Y., April 10, A story
of somowhat sonnational character has just
been brought to light in this city. Laura
G ranis, a seventeen your old girl, camo to
this city a abort tirao ago and secured em
ployment in a factory. Sho was bright
and attractive and soon had several suit
ors. A inong the most ardent was John 11
Smith, who was several yours her senior.
He succeeded in winniug hor affections,
and Induced ber to accompahy him to
Tunkliannock, Pa, where a marriage cere
mony was performed. The couple than
went to Nineveh, where they remained
for several days with the girl' parent.
Mr. uranis became suspicious of his son-
in-law and instituted au investigation.
which resulted In the discovery of tho fact
that Smith had been twico before married
and that both his former wives were living.
Upon searching tho records at Tunklian
nock, (irnni bocamo convinced that the
alleged wedding was nothing more than a
mock marriage, and thut his daughter had
been grosaly deceived.
Iteturning to bis borne be ordered
Smith to leave tho bouso at:d never at
tempt to ace Laura again. That night
Smith waited (or his oopoitunitv and
w hen he found 1-aura alone ho Pointed a
revolver at her head and coini-elled her
to leave her borne with him. The couplo
walked tho entire distance of twenty-four
miles from Nineveh to this city. Several
times during tho journey Smith dUplayed
a bottle, believed to contain poisou, and
swore ho would force her to swallow it if
she attempted to cocupo. When this city
was readied the girl wss completely ex
hausted. Sho was at onoe taken to a
hoiiMo in the outskirts where she was kept
concealed for three da vs. There sho was
found by a detective who had been em
ployed by her father. When tho olllcer
was about to remove her. Smith presented
a revolver and declared bo would shoot if
any attempt was made to separate him
and his wifo. The ift'tective dared Smith
to shoot, and departed with the girl, who
was restored to her fattier. She Is com
pletely prostrated by her terrible expe
rience. Smith cannot lie found.
THE UATTIAN CIVIL WAR.
Mr. Preston' Sou Ilrlngs News From the
Beat of War.
Nkw Yonit, April 10. Charles PtcHton,
son of Ilaytian Minister Preston, who
represents Legitime' government in New
lork, ha Jut returned from tho scat of
war in Ilayti. Mr. Preston brought copies
of Lt ilimilrnr, printed in Port an l'riuce
April 4, containing the latest news ol the
war. Oca. ht Hcur lac I, of Iitimos
army, ha cnptuteil I. Artibonite and is
threatening Gonaivc and St. Marc Seven
hundred refugees have couio to hi army
for protection. Tho enptureof llippolyte'a
stronghold, LVs'allncs, Is thus officially
described: At 0 o'clock in the morning
(ten. .Dardignac attacked tho formidable
ramparts near Ponse-a-IUx-lin, two miles
from Ix-Nwlinos. and after a terrible tight,
which IsNtud four hours, dislodged the
enemy from their strong position U'fore
legitime lorces, li lt twenty wounded and
Among the last was Gen. Itaranl, the
veteran commander of tho place of Gran
At 12 o'clock the division of Oen. Iar-
dlgnae 1fas at the door of IVwuilincs
awaiting the division of (ion. Nirrat lu
order to contiiiuo his operations. That
division, after a terrible con ll let, arrived at
I o clock and at 4 o clock tho enemy had
left their stronghold and the two division
entered tho imprcgnablo fortress of lea
salines. These two memorable day have
cost tho relic Is forty-lour dead, eighteen
wounded ami 10H prisoners.
This battlo is regarded a a decisivo ono
in favor of Icgitiiue.
Ike Krrw4 Hrrt Hill.
Cntcno, III., April 10. Mr. (Jtilnn, of
the firm of Armour A Pro., said today thut
bis company and that of 8iftA Co., of
this city, the leading dressed beef dealers,
had ito)iH'd tho shipment of dressed meat
to points in Minnesota becauso of tho pass
age of tho anil-dressed beef bill by the
Minnesota legislature. He stated that
this action was not taken with a view
to creating an adverse public sentiment In
reference to such Icgiidalion, but because
the Governor plight sign tho bill at any
moment and catch them with a lot of per
ishublo meat on hand In the Stale, which
would be a total loss. Mr. IJ.iinn said he
did not believe that any of the half-dozen
similar bill pending iu other Stules would
be enacted lulo laws.
Ilnrglars ReoltHi h, nlel Sbols.
S-Il Mitnk'b to Tbt Appeal.
liniMiMiiiAX, Ala, April 10. Tho
store of Temple Pro., at bmilhfkld, a
suburb, was tho sceno of a lively baltle
about midnight lust night At that hour
five negroes drovo up to tho door, broke It
In and entered tho store. They then set
about removing things by the wholcsalo.
This awakened tho proprietors, who sleep
at tlis rear ol the store. They opened
lire and ono of the negroes fell. 1 no ne
groes then returned tho fire and tld.
Whether the negro who fell wss wounded
or simply stumbled has not been learnod.
Ike klvwart Will '
Nkw Voiik, April 10. It appear that
there Is somo chance for en early ending
of the Stewait will roso, which ha been
on trial for over a year. Mr. Ornate an
nounced this morning that tho Cfco for the
ennteatant wo cloned. A fter a brief con
ultation sinong the lawyer for tho pro
ponents, it was announce! inai no evi
dence would be offered to refute the testi
mony given, rellectinjt on Judge Hilton In
tiia liiihlnet relations with Airs. Stewart
The closing arguments lu the case will be
, begun Ma) .1.
THE COMING RUSH
Into Oklahoma Becoming Apparent.
The Rolling Stock of Railroads
Will Ba Taxed to the Utmost.
Trains tnto Kansas City Crowdod
With Would-bo Bottlers.
A Unique Figure AIako3 Himself
At Kansas City Be Wears a Red, While
and Blue Costume Ornamented With
Small American Flags Payne'
Successor Means Bublnei.
Kansas Cut, Mo,, April lrt. Tho
gathering rush of people bound for Okla
homa was very apparent here last night
Trains from all point were crowded with
would bo settlers, and tho Santa Fo road
is ruHhing forward all it available rolling
stock for use on Its Iuditiu Territory
branch. At the bond of ono party of
Mituouriuns at the depot today was a man
who would have been Considered Insane
had it not been for tho trust and obedi
ence he exacted from hi rather hardy
followor. He wa tall, lank, dressed In
rough worn clothing and had a thin,
shrewd face, and a scrubby chin whisker.
Over his pantaloons and stuffed In the top
of his big juck boots bo wore a sensational
pair of overalls, made oi bunting, stamped
with small American flags. Ho carried a
long, brown rille of the r.nclout but accu
rate bull und patch ttern, aud around
his waist wero strapped a braco of cannon
call i lured navies and a largo knife. The
leador'a namo wss Diiniul Gentls, and bis
littlo company bad beou orguuized In
Dr. Vis County, Mo. Gcnti had visited
Oklahoma a short time ago aud returned
last week to escort hi friends. The com
pany was most thoroughly sriuod and will
certainly frighten tho timid and provoke
the bold. When aikud If be was looking
for tronblo in Oklahoma Gentis said: "I
ain't lost any, but I've got somebody else
property iu that line."
(cutis explained his tricolor panta
loon by saying: "Theie uned to lie red
legs on this border and now I'm going to
show you soma 'red, white and bluo
He anil his party are bound for some
secretly locuted spot went of LUljon. They
aro but samples of the character of persons
who will join In the runh. Tho Ian. I
shurk is on band. One firm with
Haming banner is selling lots In Oklaho
ma my, hpmii ou i no mapoi tlie
Pan Handle of Tcxa tom bing tho western
tip of Oklahoma. 'Ihew so-called lots aro
sold for iJ apiece, Willi an additional
charge of tl for recording tho deed. Next
door another crowd Is eying to dispose oi
lot in the promising cjy oi New Oklaho
ma, (aid to be twenty ntilos south of the
other, and pretending to le on the pro
posed line of railway. Tho (outers of
these two institutions stand at their doors
and roundly denounce each other as
frauds and lmpoaluia Polli manugo to
plv a good trade.
Meanwhile tho most rigid rule of ex-
clusiun are being maintained in tho Terri
tory, l et there are rumor rife that cer
tain favored ones hnvo already been per
mitted to enter tlie tract and are hidinu
near Guthrio and oilier hhui of settle
ment Tuis will bear clono Investigation.
Cupt Cooper, who, with Cupt t'oticU,
has iuhorited tho leadership vacated by
the late originiual "boomer" Payne, ar
rived In thn city last night to arrange for
the prompt movement of his t ruins. Ha
sars that he ha forty csrs at KiiiimiHu,
where Ills bruncn ol tba sell-styled l'uvtiu
Oklahoma cilony is rallying. Ho Is in
clined to be secret aliout bis plans, but
says emphatically be does not piimnmo to
lie lelt in reply io question slmiit Ills
history be said: I first went to Oklahoma
in I H id un J have ever since longed to set
tlo there. I have made several trl thoro
w ith Cupt rsvnn, but a many times wo
driven out by the soldiers. In addition to
being a pioneer In the Oklahoma move
ment I buve been similarly connected
with the 0cning of other sections of the
The Captain Is In the iwime of life and
is a man of lino ptivtiipiu, being six feet
two inches tall, straight a an arrow and
weighing over 11X) kihiK Tho hmporia
Oklahoma colony, of w Inch Cupt Cooper
i ai mo ueai, is an ow n'gatiizauou and
numbers about 20,(Xi0, who intend to lo
cate around Guthrie Station.
f'asit. toaxMUan'a Marrk.
Kavsa Citt, Mo., April Id. A special
to the Journal from Caldwell, Kas., says:
Cupt Woodson today stated that be would
tako up tho march to tho north boundary
of Oklahoma on Friday, tlie 19th. Ho will
lead with his troos, sn 1 following will
come the boomers In their wagons. Cupt
Woodson eM-ct that tin journey will
occupy shout three day, and be will hold
the boomers tiHn the border until noon
the 22 1. Capt Hall, of C TroAp, Fifth
Cavalry, will assist in guar ling tho Cim
maroti. Tho town Is full of boomers, and
the white-covered worm are to bo seen
everywhere. Their dentinal ion Is LUhon,
the Western land offhe. '1 he land olllee
buildings are not jrrt commenced, but
lumlier la being hauled by wAgons from
here for the conUueti"n of them sod the
stage stations along tho proponed lino of
the It-jck Island.
Ulnl New rress Ike B.rd.r.
St. Ijuis, Mo., April HI The latest
news from the border is to the effect that
th troops aro being- with Iruw n (rum the
noighWhood of Caldwell and other points
on the Kansas line, and the boomer are
rapidly getting ready tocroM the Cherokee
outlet to tho northern boundary o( Okla
homa proper. Then liiry will move along
the old cattle trail and will reach the bor
der the latter part ol this week and be
ready to rush across the lino on the 22J.
The advance guard of the oldinrs' col
ony, principally thnee from Ohio, Msry
land and West Virginia, has reached
Wichita, and will start lor the Territory
on Wednesday. They will bridge the Ci
marron Itlver, which cannot now be lorded.
The high water in the Cherokee strip and
Oklahoma will cause "h"-'1 (l(-',y Rn(l
trouble to the boomers. M of those
who have been in biding in the vslleys ol
the Cimarron and 'ortb Canadian
have been washed out and their tents
aud stock swept awy. The reported
AP1UL 17, 1SS9.
damaged to tho Topoka A Simla Fo
bridge ucro the Canadian Kiver at Pur
coll has been repaired, and there will bo
no delay to trains from the south. Parties
with temporary buildings for hind olllees
at Guthrio aud Lisbon left Arkansas City
today, aud will erect them as speedily as
C notable. A stage line has been put on
utwoeu Guthrie and Lisbon. Several
deputy V'nited States marsliuls have
started for Oklahoma, aud other officers
will follow at ouee. Tliree wagon loads of
colllns left Wichita yenterday lor the ter
ritory, aud, as an evidence that trouble is
expected dow n there, iuito a number of
wills have beou mado aud deposited with
bunkers. There has ulno been a good deal
of money left with bankers to bo seut to
designated parties In rase tho depositors
aro not heard from in reasonable tiino.
lloomein are leaving Gainosvillo and other
points on tho Texas border daily for the
Territory, both by wagon and railroud,
and w ill bo ready to cross the Oklahoma
line ou tho opening day.
Old ftnlillers' t olony.
Sr. Louts, Mo., April 10. A special
from Wichita, Ksw., to tho roH-Dinkh
says: Tho Old Soldiers' Colony loft here
this morning for Oklahoma. Over 1,700
covered wagons were in line, all showing
inscriptions in keeping with thu occasion
and journey. Over 2.1HMJ boomers were iu
the wagons. They will endeavor to locale
together in the country around Lltbou,
where the Land Office for the Western
District of the Territory will bo located.
dolus le OkUbium.
Fpwlal Plipatrli to 'I'll Apl.
Litti.b Pock, Ark., April 10. II. It
Lowbridge, formerly a Memphis h Littlo
Hock conductor, left tonight for Oklahoma
accompanied by several other citizens,
mostly railroad men.
MURDER IN TUB FIRST DEORBB.
Finding of the Grand Jury Against W.
a Medrick-A Big Legal Fltrht
Finding it impossible to agree iioii a
verdict, thu jury of inquest over Thomas
Cochran, the victim of Policeman Hod
rick's accurate aim with a pistol, gave it
Hi I will cut no material figure In tho
rase, however, so fur as Mr. Hedrick is
concerned, a ho will bo given a prelimin
ary hearing before Judgu lhilioee, of tlie
Criminal Court, at 8 o'clock this morning.
On the testimony of half a dozen Slate'
witnesses, the Grand Jury yesterday re
turned s truo bill ol indictment against
the prisoner, fixing tho grade of bis of
feline at murder in tlie first degree. Judge
K P. Watker and Gen. Luko 1- Wright
have been retained as counsel by Mr. Hed
rick. J lid go 1 1 111 lone yesterdiiy inquired
of tlie gentlemen as to what would bo the
lino of ih:iir fight for their client, submit
ting the following probable ones:
2. Acting lu the capacity of an officer of
U. If on neither of thc, was It In thn
excrvino ol a duty devolving upou any and
every citizen to preveut the commission ol
a lelnuy In his picmtws?
The gentlemen had not thoroughly
mapiied out the line lliev would iiunuiu in
Um conduct of the rase, but said it would
probably be partially on all of tlmm.
There 1 going to be a great deal morn
than the usual micros! and effort in llio
case, ami points of Isw nut rsiaed oueo in
a decadu will very likely Imi brought Into
service. Then, ton, (or the llrt time in
tho hixlory of this Taxing lustnct the
question of a policeman's right to carry
srms and ofliciute as an eHV-cr so far Im
yond tho city limits and his generally
uudemtiKvl jurisdiction, will come up anil
lie psK-ied upon by Hi" Honor of the Trim
iiuil Oourt At present, it looks as if this
I to be llio point strongly urged by the
prosecution, though, as has been deter
mined by the published te-tinioiiy of wit
nesses, tho evidence I couflictluu to a sur
It Is net in the least Probable that a con
viction as charged In the Indictment will
be found by tha trial jury, sa t tha State
does not exH l it, ss su Aitkal reorlcr
wss reliably informed yesterday, '1 lie de
fendant's friends are cotilldciit thut an
umpitlilicd and Beedy aotilltul can but
result, yet in this Uiey may be entirely loo
sanguine. Tho dead' man's frieo.U aro
active, will undoubtedly retain one or
more lawyers to annul tho Stain, and do
everything powiible to avenge his death at
tho hand of tho law. It will no doubt lx
one of the most thoroughly tried cam's
that has ever been called iu tho Shelby
County Criminal Court
Yesterday's 6slon of th U. S. Court
at Lit t fa Roek-Dansby's Trial.
lclal l'lUb to Tli AmL
Litri.s Koox, Ark., April 10. Ir. C.
C. Cullom, oi Conway Couuty, is lu tho
city, attending the Federal Court a wit
ness In the ballot-box robbery cases. It
wo Dr. Cullotn whorxsiniiied thn wounds
of John M. Clayton soon after the astos
inatlon. Tho lime of the Fcderul Court wa con
sumed today In the cavi of tho United
State against Tom M. Pansby,
charged with interfering with an
election siicrvisor at the lnt No
vember election at Kiiipiland, Cleveland
county. The Uwtimony inlroduecd shows
that previous in the dsy of tho ela tion
Itausby seQt Williams, Huprvlsor, note,
snd it Is sahl Ufli turn that if he apMsre
at tho polls be would rut bis throat Ou
the morning of tho election Ilitiuiliy met
Williams aud asked him if lie bad received
the note, at the asme lime telling hi in that
be meant lust what lie hod said. Ijiler
on, whim Williams went to tho polls he
found lanbv there. Hansby attempted
to prevent William from entering, and In
the senilis that followed Psiisby was put
out later in tho day he ap
peared on the streeta with two
shotguns, aud dejioNited them in a
room near the Polls. It Is further alleged
that Hsnsby told Williams that he could
stay In the Toting place sll day II he
wauled to. but that it would be s cold
night for film. Alter supper friends of
illiaui persuaded him not to return to
tli voting precinct, and he was not pres
ent when the vote were counted. It a
shown that men were drunk and that by
dark something llkesrelgn of terror ws
In progress at thpt precinct Judge Hrewer
Is presiding during this trial, which will
probably close tomorrow.
Tk FrlnarM-Wra I'alea Cmnr.
PuitADSLfMiA, Pa., April 10. The suit
of Frsnk J. Primrose, to recover heavy
damage from tho Woslern Union Tele
graph Company, arising from an rxcewdve
purchase ol wool In lti7, owing to S mis
take by a receiving operator In a cipher
message, ended In favor of the defendant
iu lbs United States Circuit Court t
Judgo Butler delivered an oral opinion
upon tho question whether a non suit
should bo grunted. Ho dwelt at length
unon the agreement printed on tho hnck
of tho telegraph blanks, which stipulates
nun noon ino payment oi au extra chargo
of half of tho price of sending a message it
Clin llfl rCltcatcil nnd thn H.ltlimr nt ntiuluL-a
avoided. This wits not done in this in-
suinco. iuo decisions rendered iu nu
merous similar canes wore also referred to
bv the JiiiIlto. and a nnn.imit a-n nMi.. 1
Judge Mckeiiiion, who sat beside liis col
league concurred in mo decision. Coun
sel for Mr. Primrose, witli tho consent of
tho lawyers ou the other side, asked that
the non-suit should not be entered, as ho
thought that the record of his client's suit
would hn in better utiuiui tr im in 1. 1..I...
court if a verdict whs taken. Judge but-
lermen instructed tne jury to return a
verdict for tho Western Union, aud this
On Done In Denver Style, Though Not
Ciiivfxxe, Wyo., April 10. The town
of Grovcr, Col., forty miles east of hero on
tho Partington road was yesterday the
sevno of ssuusatioiuil bank robbery, copied
after the recent holdupat Knver. Shortly
after tho bank opened In tho morning an
unknown cow boy rode up to the bank,
entered and presented a check for $10 to
Cashier Smith, who was slone at tho timo.
He turned toward the window to cxamiiio
the w riting, and on turning his luro to
wurd the man found himself covered with
a six shooter. The man said: "The check
I no good but 1 want cash all tho same."
Smith demurred and tho man threatened
to shoot, wbervuivon he bunded him all
the cash out ol the auto, amounting to over
a thousand. The rubber took this and a
V inchester rillo standing la-side tho
cusluer, backed to the door, jumped upon
his horse and rode over the Wyoming hue.
Smith immediately gave the alarm and a
Jmxwo was organized and started iu pursuit.
The robber horso was found near Pine
lllurT station and it is believed he took
the train here. His description has Ueu
wired along tho road aud apprehension
v Haiti Mm I nrernl.
MiNxr.Aroi.is, Minn., April 111. A bold
and nearly siicvcaNfiil attempt was made at
noon today to rob the Statu Hunk. Two
wen went Into the bank when only two
employes were prtent Ono covered the
employes with a revolver whilo the other
vaulted over tho railing aud thrust about
$.1,iKM) on tho teller'a table Into a vulie.
At this moment a dqKwItor entered and
ttiia forced tho uncovering of the SMuslant
cashier, who rushed to the safe to get his
revolver. The robber threw the valise to
his Bccompllce, who dashed into the presi
dent's room by mistake. He then jumped
through a window aud lied. Meanwhile
the other innu bad also ewned. There
was a wild rush, iu which three or four
policemen joined, and tlmilty tho two rob-
per were caugiii and landed in Jail,
tinuie ol the men are given
lleury aud Fred lKjuglam.
A DOUnLSS TUAOKDY.
Brutal Husband Mnrders Hie Wire and
lit rrAU, N. V., April Id. A fcar'ul
tragedy w.ia ensctod about 7 o'clock this
morning in the rear of No. I.'it Seneca
street, a tenement occupied by Tliotiuu
IVmiingtiex, a Spuuiard aged about thirty-
eight, his wifo Chiriua and their two little
childien. Poiiiiuguea hud Isvn out all
night, ami on bis return he attacked his
w ife w ith a razor. Tho hoipw consisted of
(our room, one being uwd (or S kitchen
and sitting-room while tho other three
were Used as Ixvlroouia. From their ap
pearance after tho crime it would seem
that a (earful struggle ensued Is-tween the
husband and w ife, and that he must have
stbii ked her the moment bo entered the
kltcli-n from tho ball. The woman, It is
thought, wo standing at tho stove cooking
breakfast when he sprang unon her and
gave hrr tho first blow. Mm muit have
foil 'b di-siicraicly, (or hor bauds, arms,
head and luco werecutaiidslaslindinuianv
place, but lio finally obtained the mastery
sod almost rut her head from her body.
Thn fiend then drugged ber down sUiis
and threw ber out upon the pavement iu
tho court, where he died, lie then went
back Into what might be called (he front
U-d-risiin Iroui which he could see his wife
lying below slmiMtswiuitntng iu her blsid.
Handing there he, with tho same raror,
cut his throat, leaving a hole into which a
man could easily push Itotii bunds, snd
lulling close to tha window. He must
havn died almost Install ll jr. Thn murderer
left a letter, written In Sianih, in whii h
ho ai-cuwd his wife of Inlldelttv. snd sahl
he hud linido up Ins Inind to kill her. Ho
hsd lately Isi n iu New York, but returned
homo a few days ago.
TUB) UK rUHN'fl ALL IS.
The Arkansas JudlotaJ Election a Grpat
Sxrial MtU b lo 1 ha Aj.prai.
I.irrLt IUnk, Ark., April 10. All tho
returns from the recent State elec tion for
Supreme Court Judge are lu, lNha's re
turns have arrived today which complete
thn list and gives an aggregate Pcmocnilic
majority of 1 l,0HX The vote Is as follows:
' Oregg. 41,5's).
Hughes, Heinlngway and Sandels are
the Mi tor. 'I here wss only a little over s
half vole polled compared with thn lust
Mate election. Tim new Judges will be
Ike Slate kMprvme t eerl,
Srla llp fa Io l b AptL
Jai k sox, Ten n., April IU. Tlie Piiprenie
Court met with sll tho judges present
The Court heard and took under advise
ment No. 3d, Lowoustcln vs. Kh'x lilleld,
No. 1, Murphy vs. Leinp, reversed and re
manded. No. m, Arrhanl vs. Jordan, affirmed.
No. 4:', llovd A Son vs. Walsh; No. .13,
Piirnrll vs. i'blllins, passed; No. 41, slater
vs. Kguew; No. I. Hatch vs. Itartin; No.
44. Van Vhi t vs. Miles; No. 3, Lrlch vs.
CllUeh, 00 llid.
iirst cuao tomorrow No. K lllgglns v.
qssraalle rrelasaallai lsa4.
Nkw Orlkakb, la,, April 11 A special
to the I'iaifun from Ilalon Itouge say
(iov. Nichols today Issued a quarantine,
prmlsnialioa to take effect May 1, In ae
cordsnre with reeolutioiu recently aduptvil
Ly LU aisle Hoard ol lKallu,
VOL. XLIX NO. 81
An Interesting Decision Kendored
By the Sooretary of the Treasury In
Foreign Manufacturing Company
Cannot Bring the Labor In,
And tho Machinery Cannot be Ad
mitted Free of Duty.
W. P. Hepburn Appointed to be Solicitor
of the Treasury Department South
ern Postmasters Appointed
Anne's and llook'a Trials.
WAsitixnTOX, April 10. Tho Secretary
ol tho Treasury recently received a letter
inquiring whother the transfer by manu
facturers from any foreign country to the
United States ol their plant, nia.chinory,
work peoplo and Interests, or any portion,
thereof, w ith a view to permanent settle
ment, would, In any way, conflict with th
statutes relating to alien contract labor,
and also w hethcr such of their machinery
as has been lu use would be entitled te
In response thn Secretary callod atten
tion to tlie provisions of Section 1 of the
act approved February '.'ll, 18H5, which
provides "that it shall be unlaw
lul for any persou, company, part
nership or corporation in any way what
ever to pay thu transHirtation or In any
w ay assist or encourage tho Importation or
migration of any alien or aliens, any for
eigner or foreigners into the United Mates
under conlruct or agree
ment, parole or special, express or
implied, made previous to the importation
or migration of such alien or aliens, for
eigner or foreigners to jmrform labor or
service of any kind in the United States," .
The N-ereiary said that as no facts sre
stated which would exempt tho iuiorta
tioii of the "work icop'.o" referred to from
thn provisions of the act, it wnnld seem
thut their trunsfer, in the manner pro
posed, would be a violation ol tho law. In
answer to the inquiry, as to free entry of
the imichinery referred to, the Sec
retary said there is no law under
whltli tree entry can be aulhorizel.
fed. W. I. Hepburn stlnte J.
Wasiiixiitox, April 111 The President
mado tho following appointments today:
William P. Hepburn, ol Iowa, to be 6olhv
Itur of the Treasury; William K Wltlte
Pian, of Now .Mexico, Associate Justice oi
the Supreme Court of tho Territory of Nw
Col. William P. Hepburn, who was to
day appointed Niheitor ol the Treasur,
represented the Fighlh lMstriet ol Iowa la
Congress tor several terms. He was bom
In t'olniubiana t'ouiilv, O., In Ih.UI. and
l.egan Ibe study id law in lV,:t. In lSod
be waa elected Prosecuting Attorney of
Msi-kIoiII County, I.i , mid wo Mibae
'iiienlly elected Chief t'leik of the Iowa
llotiso of Itcpresenlalives, lie served in
the Union army dining tho war, and at
one f i ino commanded the N cond Ilngnde,
Cavalry I 'ivision, Mxti-enth Army t or.
He has nlwiivs Is-en ail earnest li publi
can, and win recommended for tho Solio-
itorehip by thu leading men ol bis party la
ksslhrrs I'MlMMlrn Asplsl4.
K4-rial lnwii'b luThe A f (!.
WasiiiniiTox, April 111. Postmasters ntv
Hiited today: W. F. (I rimes, Hag Point,
Union County; 11. Criimplls, Kindlon,
Hmiiiu County; W. II. WixMlrutr, Madison,
lavidsonCUiity;(). M. Williams, Mivircs
burg, Hawkins' Couuty; W. lt Kevs,
Mountain l.'ity, Johnson County; W. M.
Ilouslev, kloney Point. Hawkins Counlv:
J. It. King, Slriihl, Hawkins County; J.
W. IlavgiMxI. SiirgiNinsville, Hawklu
County; J. 11. Cadln, Mi, Carlsm County.
Misxiwippi -James Oravus, 1 irliiiglou,
llaocot k County.
aMtmnait'r Hawk's riMarllnl.
Washixhtox, April PV Tho first wit
ness loduy Udoro the rourtm.irtiut trying
lactiteiianl-Couimaiidcr Hook for iiultttng
his veswd, tho Pints, In Alaska, without
hvivc, was Max Spratt, Collector of the
isirt ol Ml ha. llo litillei lliul a service
able insn-ol-wsr wss needed in Alaskiltl
waters. 1 he accused then took I lie stand
snd letiiiel lliul thn runs was Pul and
the after boiler disabled. Ilia predecessor
had written, as he did, to the Hepart-
luent, requesting M-ruilsinn to makn re-
airs, but P answer Pa l peen received,
be I'M will probably close bunorfow.
Ike I'niimI suiM ssrM t Mrs.
WAsiiiMirox, April lik The proceed
ings io tho Supremo Court of the L'aited
Mutes today were as follows:
A. Itstcldin. of New Mexlert, and
Wet. II. Moore, of Chicago, were admitted
'ihu Chief Justice announced that the
court would cesso to hear arguments on
the I'liili Inst, and adjourn from that day
to thn I. Iih of May, and then adjourn for
tint term; sil l also tluil the court would
sdjourn from Thursday ol this week uutil
James A. Sen Ion ha beou sp;-oiuted
ssitiiiaster at Chicago.
A new candidate for public printer has
appeared in tho persou of Oen. Frank
I'altner, of Chicago.
I'.maiieipallon l'sy U being celebrated
today ty the Colored ieople ol the 1'istrlrt
of Columbia by s purado ol military and
The re-ords and findings of the I.ydecker
court martial havo reached the N-cretarv
ol War from M.ijor-t ii neml heholleld, and
w ill probably be sent to the President to
day. Treasurer Hyatt has returned la Wash
ington from New Yoik ami resumed his
duties at the department yesterday morn
ing. rsM-retary Tracy left aluiigtou lor
New York this morning.
Among the President's callers lodny
were S-iutor bhcrinan, llile, Pa 'd.s-'i
and lolph, liei.reseiita lives Peters, Honk
and Taylor, of Tennessee; Herman and
Allen, of Washington Territory, l'uniirll
sod Mi Kioley, IVtkin with friends snd
W ade and friends; John W. l.ln. k, of In
diana; l athers (tonurlly I n I -kllitl3T.
llefore the Arme Court Martial, yester
dsy, Assistant District Attorney bhilllng
ton was rsllod to i.stify relatlvs to th
isilic court pro.i-eding sgainat Cspt
lourke and cono' o atvd wliat had already
U-vn drveloix-d on that point At th
conclusion of hi testimony the prmHTiilios
rested their raso, and tho Court sdjouiued
tin til lb undo.