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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 36.—N0. 156 THE RACE FOR LAND. The Scramble for Home steads in Oklahoma. Boomers Waiting for the Drop of the Hat. About 800,000 Acres to Be Opened to Settlement Today. Twenty Men for Every Quarter Section— All Sorts of Tricks Resorted To- Negro Settlers Prepared to I>«rend Their Bights. Associated Press Dispatches. Guthrie, O. T., Sept. 21.—From early morning the streets of this town were blocked with wagons, horses and people, women, boys and girls, scrambling to get here to take part in the race for government land. Liquor is plenty aud gamblers aro here with their outfits. Governor Steele will go to a county seat, named Tecumseh. The intention is to clear the town and with a sigual let the race for town lots commence. Trains con tinue to arrive, bringing people anxious to secure homes. The men in line be fore the land office are still there deter mined to make entries. The hotels and shops are taxed to their utmost capacity. Some establishments, especially those of newspapers, are seriously crippled on account of their help leaving to join in the race. THE LAND TO BE OPENED for settlement tomorrow noon, consists of the country of the Sacs and Foxes, lowas, and Pottawattomies,in all 1,101, --659 acres. The Indians do not lose all their lands. Each buck gets a quarter, of a section, and not only that, but he is a lawful "sooner," and has already picked out his pi ize spots. He cannot Bell his land for twenty-five years, but during that time does not have to pay taxes. After the Indian land aud the land held for school purposes have been deducted from 1,101,559 acres, about 800,000 acres are opened for actual set tlement. And about TWENTY MSN FOR EVERY UO.MESTEAD are on the ground. Some are hovering along the line, and some are already in what is until noon tomorrow forbidden country. It is the old Oklahoma rush over again, with some modifications. There are not as many boomers, and a smaller number are in wagons. For the last two weekß there has been an almost continuous stream of wagons over the Santa V 6, trail across tbe Cherokee strip, and there are wagons? all around the border. The nearest point of the new counry is only a little over nine miles from Guthrie, and the greatest crowd will enter from near this point; but the truth is, the greater part of the crowd is not waiting to enter. The country is already full of "sooners," The plan is for one man to go in and "jump" a claim, and then turn it over to his part ner, who starts in after the legal hour. Thus,'between them, they will get a good claim. There will be A GREAT RUSH FOB TOWN 1.0 S. The government has selected sites for county seats, although there is now not even a shadow of a town in either coun ty. The one that is to be the county seat of the northern county is Chandlei, named for the assistant secretary of the interior, and the southern town is Te cumseh. The government surveyors are fcot through with their work on the town sites, and Governor Steele has an nounced that the sites shall not be taken up until thb survey is finished. No attention will be paid to this, how ever, and the force of soldiers on the ground will not be large enough to keep them off. A crowd of Guthrie men has been organized to move on Chandler. Everyone ia going. Cooks have deserted their stoves, lawyers their offices and merchants their stores. MANY WILL BE DISAPPOINTED, whether they go for lots or quarter sections, for there are at least 15,000 people waiting for the hat to drop at noon tomorrow. A courier from Lang ston City, the negro colony, came in this morning and purchased twenty carbines and hastened back to the front. They report that the entire town is covered with tents of the emigrants, and that they are determined to protect themselves from any attempts on the part of whites to prevent them from taking up land in the Cimarron valley. A squad of negroes visited the cowboyß' camp, laat night, and declared their intentions. They said they would make a race for the lands, and if they got there first they would defend their rights with their lives. If the cowboys do not imbibe too much whisky, that is being sent out by the wagon load, there will probably be no trouble, but, on the other hand, if they grow reckless under the influence of liquor, bloodshed is cer tain. THE BOOMERS' FIRST VICTIM. Wichita, Kan., Sept. 21.—The first victim to suffer at the hands of the boomers is A. L. Glazier, a Santa F6 conductor, who was badly cut and other wise injured by an enraged mob on his train. Some of the boomers had no tickets, and Glazier demanded the ex tra 10 cents levied in such cases. This caused trouble. A number of the rioters were arrested, and are in jail. LEFT IN STATU QUO. The Conyict Question Not Settled by the Tennessee Legislature. Nashville, Term., Sept. 21—The ex tra session of the Tennessee general as sembly adjourned today. Outside tbe passage of an apportionment bill by which the Democrats gained several ad ditional seats in both houses, and the adoption of some local laws, the session has no important results. The convict lease system and the question of arrang ing for the building of a new penitenti ary were left in statu quo, owing to the stubbornness of both houses. 9 There is every indication of renewed trouble at Briceville within a few days. The armistice expires on the 24th inst., and the miners are reported to be very restless because of the inaction of the legislature. The superintendent of prisons said today that he anticipated a renewal of tbe troubles upon the expira tion of the armistice. Governor Bu chanan is Arm in his determination to put down any further insurrection, and tbe trouble if it comes, will be of brief duration. THE ELECTRIC SUITS. Sheridan and M'Donald Amvver the Edi son Company's Complaints. San Francisco, Sept. 21. —M. W. Sheridan filed an answer today to the complaint by which the Edison General Electric company seeks to recover dam ages for an alleged breach of contract under which an electric street railroad was to be constructed in Los Angeles. Sheridan denies all the material allegations of complaint, and mora par ticularly that any act of hii had worked damage to the plaintiff. Affirmatively he declares that he is the injured party by reason of the contract nbt being car ried out. Judgment is asked that the plaintiff shall take nothing by its com olaint, and that tbe defendant shall receive $50,600. Frank V. McDonald filed a similar answer, demanding judg ment for las- costs. BACON'S MUD BATH Unsettled His Mind and Caused Him to Commit Suicide. San FAncisco, Sept. 21.— J. H. Ba con, of Los. Angelea, commited suicide here by hanging this afternoon. He placed a rope over a nail, three feet from the floor, and strangled himself. Bacon was the man who, a few nights ago, nearly lost his life on the mud fiats of Lake Merritt. He was discovered with only his head above the mud, hav ing passed the night in that predica ment. This adventure, it is thought, unsettled his mind and caused him to xill himself. HURRICANE AND ELOOD. A TERRIBLE GALE SWEEPS OVER GREAT BRITAIN. Many Disasters on the Mirsey and Other Rivers in the North of England—Havoo Created by Wind and Water in Scot lan i—A Storm in Berlin. Liverpool, Sept. 21,,—-A hurricane swept over tho river Mersey today, do ing considerable damage to shipping. The Berwick life-boat went out twice to the Danish schooner:'Freys and the schooner Aukathor. Both vessels were wrecked, but the crews, with the excep tion of one seaman, were saved, with the aid of the rocket apparatus. Navi gation of the Tweed is dangerous on ac count of floating trees and wreckage. Heavy floods prevail in the Edinburgh district. The railway bridges at I'eni cuic and in the Esk districts have col lapsed, and travel is interrupted. The gale has caused immense damage in the Highlands. London, Sept. 21. —The swelling of the Gala river in Scotland haß flooded the valley for sixteen miles. The waters have invaded the low lying streets in Galashiels. Two bridges have been destroyed and others made unsafe. Railway communication with Edinburgh and Peebles has been stopped. One man is reported drowned. At Aberdeen the rain continued to fall for thirty-six hours. A lad was drowned and his body carried two miles by the flood. Trains which started from Edinburgh for Galashiels and London were obliged to return. The mills are flooded at Galashiels. A large number of sheep have been drowned. Berlin, Sept. 21. —A terrific thunder storm passed over Berlin today. Several houses were struck bjfclightning. The downpour extinguished the tires and stopped traffic iv the streets. EAST SIDERS SNUBBED. They Cannot Get Representation on the Park Commission. The park commissioners met yester day afternoon for the purpose of electing a successor to Mr. M. L. Wicks, who has removed to San Francisco. Mr. Wicks' resignation was sent down some time ago, and with it is said to have come a request that ex-Sheriff J. C. Kays he appointed to the vacancy. Messrs. Hubbell and Hutton, the re maining members of the board, it is said, agreed with Mr. Wicks that the gentleman indicated by him would re ceive their votes, and this of course as sured his election. Another candidate came out in the person of Mr. Joseph Mesmer, of East Los Angeles, and the east aiders flocked to his support in large numbers. A delegation of his friends appeared be fore the board, and for a time things were exceedingly warm. The gentlemen from the east side, in making their claims for Mr. Mesmer's election, said they felt that the commis sion has not done justice to the East Los Angeles park, and scored Judge Hubbell somewhat severely for what they char acterized his interest iv "his park"— meaning Westlake. Mr. Richard Dunnigan and Judge Hubbell had a lively debate, and the re sult of the talk was that the superin tendent of parks received instructions to visit the east side park with Mr.Dun nigan, who piomised to show him many things that might be done to improve the grounds in the way of setting out trees and flowers. Judge Hubbell remarked that it "might be well for east side people to stop their whining" and take active measures to secure transportation so the public may reach the park, and called attention to the fact that the property owners near Westlake park went down in their pocket and put up several thousand dollars for grading streets and otherwise improving that neighborhood. After the delegation had been dis posed of a vote was taken which result ed in the election of Mr. Kays. Speedy Justice. Chicago, Sept. 21. —Charles Howard Saturday night confessed that he at tempted to wreck the Pennsylvania lim ited in Indiana last week. He was taken to Crown Point, Indiana, this morning, and at 10:30 his trial commenced. Two hours later he was sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary. TUESDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 22, 1891.—TEN PAGES. THE ITATA MAY SAIL The Second Libel Against Her Fails to Stick. It Was Not Sanctioned by the Government. District Attorney Cole Exceeded Hta Authority. Attorney Oeneral Miller Disavows All Responsibility In the Matter and Orders tho Vessel Released. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, Sept. 21.—The attorney general was today advised of the filing at San Diego, California, of a second libel against the Chilean steamer Itata, for $200,000, for' damages against the vessel for escaping from tire United States marshal, and for expenses in : curred in her recapture. The propriety of prosecuting this second libel is now being considered by the attorney-gen eral. The first libel against the vessel for forfeiture for violation of the neu trality laws, will, in all probability, bo pushed, though a postponement of the trial, now set for the 25th inst., will be made. THE SECOND LIBEL DISMISSED. Washington, Sept. 21.—The attorney general has directed the United States district attorney to dismiss the second libel against the Itata, and she will be immediately released and free to resume traffic. This new libel waß filed against the vessel unknown to and unauthorized by tbe attorney general. With the con- Bent of tbe attorney general the Itata was released on bond, but before the bond was taken, appraisers were appointed who appraised the vessel and cargo. The bond accepted will now be responsible for any damages against the vessel set forth in the indictment for libel, should the court sustain the libel. October 20th has been set for the consideration of the indictment against Trumbull and Burt, the agents of the vessel. The libel case is to be considered immediately after wards. What Wanamaker Wants to See. Philadelphia, S»pt. 21.—At the regu lar meeting of tho Manufacturer' club Postmaster-General Wanamaker deliv ered an address. He would like, he said, to see the pneumatic system intro duced in large cities,"T»T) have the mails taken off the ships at Sandy Hook, and would like to see tbe system of free delivery through tbe . whole country. One of the interesting things he had tried was to take forty-one little villages in about thirty different states, and arrange to give them one and two deliveries daily. Out of the forty-one, thirty-four had produced a sufficient in crease in business to pay the whole cost, and have quite a profit "besides. Union Pacific Affairs. New York, Sept. 21.—A meeting of the creditors' committee of the Union Pacific road was held on Friday last. It was agreed to defer action on the plan for a week. If the company can on Sat urday, or before that, show that they have obtained the signatures of all the creditors to the proposition to extend the floating debt, or will provide caßh to payoff the creditors who refuse to sign, then the plan will be declared operative by the committee. Several of the creditors in this city, as well as a number in Boston, have so far refrained from agreeing to the extension. It is not expected that a syndicate will be formed to provide the cash necessary. The Three Links. St. Louis, Sept. 21.—The seventy second grand encampment of the Sov ereign Grand lodge, I. O. O. F., was opened by Deputy Grand Sire Dr. C. F. Campbell. Grand Treasurer Isaac A. Sheppard, of Philadelphia, reported the financial status of the order, and com menting upon tho figures, said they showed an increase in receipts. The number of initiations last year is shown to have been 68,000. The total member ship at present is 072,339. The revenue for 1890-91 is $72,244,227. The pecuni ary benevolence distributed was $4,000, --000. Lost in the Luke. Sr. Paul, Sept. 21. —A Pioneer Press special from Winnipegsays: It is feared that tlie steel tug Lady Ellen has been lost in Lake Winnipeg. She left Grand Rapids with a sail boat in tow the 7th inst., bound for the Little Saskatchewan river, and should have reached there on the morning of the Bth, but up to the afternoon of the 16th there were no tid ings of her. The Omega has been sent out to search for her. There were six men on the Lady Ellen arid the sailboat, and fears are entertained for their safety. A Hotel Held Up. St. Louis, Sept. 21. —A special to the Post-Dispatch from St. Joseph, Mo., says: This morning three men with handkerchiefs over their faces walked into the office of the Pacific hotel, and drawing revolvers, ordered the clerk to unlock the safe, and two boxes contain ing $500 in cash and valuables were taken. A bartender who happened in was relieved of a diamond stud and $50. The men then walked out. No clue. A Suicide's Funeral. Stockton, Cal., Sept. 21.—The funeral of Beauregard McMullin, who killed himself in San Francisco Saturday morn ing, was held here this afternoon and attended by a large number of friends of tbe deceased and of his family. The services were held in the Presbyterian church, and the interment was in the family plot, where the father was buried about twenty years ago. The Immigration Congress. San Fbancisco, Sept. 21.—After sev eral speeches this afternoon, in which plans for inducing immigration to this state weie discussed, the immigration convention adjourned until tomonow. Chandler In Jail. Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 21.—Fred N. Chandler was taken before Justice Sharp this afternoon and arraigned on the charge of complicity in the Fidelity bank robbery. He waived examination and his bond was fixed at $10,000, which he could not furnish, and lie waa taken back to jail. THE SALTON SEA. An Expert Thinks it to Be a Perma nent Body of Water. A prospector who came in from the Colorado desert yesterday, says that he has ridden around the greater portion of Salton lake, and that in his opinion there is little likelihood of its drying up, as the stream is still flowing in, and in any event it would not all evaporate, should the inflow cease, before the fresh ets of next season would again pour into the basin, cays the San Diego Union. He thinks that next year the breach al ready made will be enlarged, and that a greatly Increased volume of water will flow in, making the lake a permanent feature, for many years to come, at any rate. The miner says the past summer has been eventful in the desert history, as there have been an almost unbroken succession of rainstorms, sandstorms and electrical storms. Immense quan tities 6f rain have fallen in a few hours, ~and the thunder and lightning have been simply terrific. He said last evening on entering a restaurant: "I don't know what I want to eat. A feller that's been Hvln' on whang leather and alkali water for six months ain't pertickaler, any how.- Gimme pie." Rain at San Francisco. San Francisco, Sept. 21. —It com menced raining here about 10 o'clock to night. Several heavy showera have talten, and it looks aa if it would con-' tinue all night. BALMACEDA'S SUICIDE. THE CHILEANS WILDLY EXCITED OVER THE TRAGEDY. A Mutiny Among the Junta's Troops—lt Is Believed to Have Been the Argentine Minister's Nervousness that Nerved the Dictator to Kill Himself. New York, Sept. 21.—The Herald's second Edition has the following cable: Santiago, Chile, Sept. 21. —The sens ational suicide of ex-President Balma ceda in the Argentine legation here Saturday has so worked up the massed that an emeute broke out amoug the troops of the junta yesterday. They had been excited by a too liberal in dulgence in potations, that were given out during the past few days in the cel ebrations of the national independence holidays. The trouble, however, did not assume alarming proportions, and was put down speedily. It is learned that one of the causes which contributed to the suicidal act of the hunted dictator was.the fear ex pressed by Sefior Urriburia, the Argen tine minister, that the people would at tack the legation if they discovered that Balmaceda was sheltered there. This nervousness of Sefior Urriburia seems to have been im pressed upon the ex-president's mind in many talks they had while Balma ceda was hidden in the legation. It apparently formed the subject of their animated conversation on last Friday night, after the Argentine minister had returned from the theater. With this idea uppermost in his mind, the unfor tunate dictator retired for the night. He must have carefully considered the subject before arriving at the determina tion to end his misery by self-destruc tion. Except for the outbreak among the troops, Santiago is now in a much quieter mood. Of course, all other topics Are for the time being put to one side, while everybody is talking about the sudden termination of Balmaceda's career. Texas Fires. Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 21.—Fire thia morning destroyed the Ellis hotel and the adjoining buildings, together with contents. The total loss is $150, --000; insurance, $22,000. Dallas, Texas, Sept. 21.—The fair ground stables and stock of H. B. San born burned this morning. Sanborn's lose ia $150,000. In all, seventeen horses were burned. Bogran Not Assassinated. New York, Sept. 21. —A Herald cable from San Salvador aaya: The reports about the assassination of General Louis Bogran, president of Honduras, are utterly false. They and other rumors of a similar character are propagated by Guatemala agents, with the view of dis crediting the Salvadorean government, and manufacturing public opinion against it. Displeased Spectators. Marseilles, Sept. 21. —At a bull fight yesterday the spectators, becoming dis pleased with the performance, tore up the seats and set them on fire, threaten ing the destruction of the whole build ing. A strong force of police finally cleared the circus and put out the fire, not, however, before the building was partially destroyed. Lohengrin in Paris. Paris, Sept. 21. —The third perform ance of Lohengrin was given tonight. Owing to a rainstorm there were few sol diers or police present. During the first act two men were ejected for throwing stench balls from the gallery. A score of brawlers were arrested. King Solomon's Mines. Denver, Sept. 21.— W. C. Wynkoop, editor of the Mining Industry, leaves here tomorrow for Africa, where he goes in the interests of an English syndicate to look for and inspect the wonderful gold mines spoken of in Rider Haggard's "King Solomon's Mines." The San Franclseo at Callao, Washington, Sept. 21. —A cablegram has been received at tbe navy depart ment from Admiral Brown, announcing the arrival of the San Francisco at Cal lao, and saying she will leave for Aca pulco, Mexico, next Friday. A Suit fits well and proves Fine Tail oring when selected from the large New Stock of H. A. Getz, 125 West Third street. 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