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VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 7.
WITH TOES ON THE LINE. Boomers on the Border of the Promised Land. Twenty-five Thousand Home- fleckers in Oklahoma. The Cheyenne and Arapahoe Lands to Be Opened Tuesday. Hxrithig Sf s In tho Tonus Adjoining tin- Reservation— Incidents At tending; Former Lund Grab* He-enacted. Auoclatcd Press Dispatches. Oklahoma City, April 17.—1t in esti mated that 25,000 people are today toe ing the line of the Cheyenne and Arapa hoe reservation, lined up for the charge Tuesday. The flier will have the ad vantage to settle, as he will be able to make a declaration before the settler •an possibly reach the desirable lands. Tbe Santa Fe Railroad company is pre paring to run numerous trains into the reservation the day of the opening, and the race for those on horseback or in wagons will bt a long one. Merchants with loads of goods of all conceivable kinds are on hand, and a few hours after the opening will be doing business at the county seats. Thousands have al ready given up the hope of getting homes, and will leave at once. Many hope to be able to purchase the claims of sooners and squatters. At Kingfisher tbe land receiver decided that the line formed four weeks ago has no legal status, and there is serioua talk of form ing another line. In that event trouble will follow, and possibly- bloodshed. BOOMERS ON TUB MARCH. Kingfisher, O. T., April 17.—0n the way here by rail, after leaving Caldwell, Kan., one begins to see wagon trains pressing forward to the reservation. In all directions prairie schooners and va rious other kinds of vehicles are making for tbe promised land. There are also some on horseback and some on foot. Some are well provided for and some only possess what they wear. The nearer you approach Kingfisher tbe thicker are the boomers. The crowd here is quiet and orderly, and thinning rapidly, as everybody is making for the line. Reports estimate that some 23,000 people are on the border. As the reser vation will only give 20,000 people one claim each, some 3000 must be deprived if the reports are true, or take up town site claims. SPECULATORS FINDING FAULT. El Rkno, O. T., April 17.—The land speculators are finding fault with the ruling of the land office prohibiting the filing of more than two claims. The le gitimate boomer, however, is in high feather, as be is protected against ille gal speculation by the ruling. Rumors of the fraudulent formation of a line be fore the Kingfisher land office are un trne. Maps issued yesterday, purport ing to be from the interior department, it has been discovered, were circulated by individuals for the purpose of de ceiving the boomers. Easter services were held in nearly all the camps along the border, and quiet gambling games were running in most of the towns. There was a general movement towards tbe border this aft ernoon. A GHOST DANCE IN PROGRESS. Kansas City, April 17. — A Times special from Kingfisher reports a big ghost dance in progress tonight at the camp of heft Hand, the great Cheyenne chief. Some 200 bucks are said to be participating, but no trouble is antici pated from the dancerß, as rations are to be is?tied tomorrow, and the Indians are in good humor. Town companies organized at El Reno and Reno City have decided to locate on the same quarter section, and it is feared troub'e will result when the contest comes. AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. Tremendous Scope of the Work Accom plished at Home and Abroad. Washington, April 17. —The annual meeting of the American Tract society was held here tonight. Several ad dresses were delivered. The secretary's annual report says the society prints the Truth at home and abroad in 150 languages. Of its 12,314 district publi cations, 604,118,039 copies have been cir culated in sixty-seven years. For foreign publications the society has granted oyer $700,000, and for home publications nearly $2,250,000. The missionaries of the society have visited over 14,000,000 families in this country alone, engaging them in Christian con versation and leaving with them 6,000, --000 volumes of religious literature. The entire receipts of the year from all sources amounted to $16,000. LIFTING THEIR MORTGAGES. The Farmers of Kansas Becoming Mora Prosperous. Topeka, Kan., April 17.—The Capital tomorrow will publish the twelfth monthly mortgage statement. It shows a decrease in about half of the counties. The net reduction of tbe mortgage in debtedness for the month throughout the state it estimates at $998,000. The Capital will also publish reports from the banks in the state showing that the farmers own 15 per cent of tbe stock of such banks. The aggregate deposits are nearly $18,500,000, of which the farm ers own $8,000,000. All the banks report that tbe deposits of the farmers during the year greatly increased. Easter Services. New York, April 17.—The usual Easter attendants filled the churches of nearly all denominations today, and in the more fashionable churches, where the service was exceptionally elaborate, there was not room for the congregation. At some of the churches the floral dis play was magnificent and coßtly. Too Feeble for Campaigning. Baltimore, April 17.—A close person al and political friend of Senator Gor man said to a representative of the Bal LOS ANGELES HERALD. timore Sun, today, that it is probable that (iorman would not bB a delegate to the national Democratic convention, and that it is not likely that he will con tinue as a member of tlie national com mittee from Maryland, as he ia physi cally unable to stand the labor and strain that would be put upon him in tbe campaign. Two Germans Enter Into a Contract to Ciiicago. April 17. —Caspar Caael and William Spania, two German laborers, entered into an agreement, Saturday, to commit suicide. As proof of the serious ness of their intention, Casel's dead body now lies in the morgue, he having been found in bed with a bullet hole in his right temple and a revolver in his hand; and Spania is suffering from wounds inflicted in an unsuccessful attempt to cut his thtoat. When taken to the station, he begged the officers to shoot him. He said he had trouble with his wife, and Casel was depressed over the death of his father, and they made a solemn agreement to commit suicide together. They bought a revolver and arranged that Casel should shoot Spania, then kill himself. Afterwards they decided that each should take his own life. Spania will probably recover. WYOMING EXCITEMENT THE HUSTLERS' TROUBLE FAR FROM SETTLED. Great Dissatisfaction With the Governor's Orders—Ranchers Afraid That Jus tice Will Be Cheated. Cheyenne, April 17.—Great anxiety is felt here by the friends of the im prisoned stockmen and by the state authorities over the situation in Johu- Bon county. The orders of Governor Barber, directing that the captured stockmen at Fort McKinney be brought to Douglas, and the order to Sheriff Angua to turn over the four prisonera he holds to the military authorities, served to arouse intense excitement throughout Northern Wyo ming, the small ranchmen believing the invaders were to be spirited out of the reach of the county authorities, and by legal juggling escape trial and punish ment for killing Ray and Cham pion. The governor has disclaimed any intention of aiding the pris oners to escape punishment, and aaya that they will be turned over to the civil authorities as soon as the ade quate protection due all the prisonera can be given. The wires are down Bince tho orders to have the prisoners brought to Douglass were sent, and word of the governor's intention to ultimately turn the prisoners over to the civil authorities, has not reached Northern Wyoming, and the latest in formation from there was that the ranchmen were arming and congregat ing at Builalo, with the evident inten tion of preventing the prisoners from being taken out of the county. If they can be convinced that the stockmen will be dealt with ac cording to the law, it is generally believed they will disperse to their homes and no violence will be offered the captives. If they become convinced that tbe stockmen are to escape legal punishment serious trouble is probable, and will result in the county being placed under martial law. CONFESSED AT THE ALTBR. A Murder Mystery Cleared Up at a Re ligious Revival. Cincinnati, April 17. —Morning papers print a story, without the names of the actors, that may develop into a roman tic murder mystery. Nine months ago an unknown man was found dead in the Ohio river, near Rising Sun, Indiana. His skull was fractured, but the coro ner found no evidence of criminal vio lence. The story in the papers is that a woman converted at a revival in Indian apolis, within the past month, has confessed that she and her husband, nearly a year ago, knocked an elderly man in the head on the Covington bridge, robbed him and threw the body into the river. It is said detectives are working on the case, and the husband has left Indianapolia for parte unknown. HUSBAND OF SEVEN WIVES. Wife No. 1 Took the Gay Bigamist Back After Each OtTense. Newark, N. J., April 17.—lames Ab bott, alias James Stevenson, Alias Charles Stevenson, pleaded guilty to the charge of bigamy, yesterday, and was remanded for trial. The prisoner married seven wives, was twice con victed of bigamy and sentenced four and six years, respectively, to Sing Sing prison. Mrs. Abbott, his legal wife, living in Brooklyn, appears to have a forgiving disposition, as she has taken him back after each offense, though she testified against him at each tiial. The Death Roll. Loudon, April 17.—Henri De Kock, tbe French playwright and novelist, is dead. Auburn, N. V., April 17.—Major William H. Boyle, who was the princi pal keeper of Auburn prison for the paat sixteen years, died of pneumonia this morning, aged 53. New York, April 17.—C01. Trueman M. Merriam, a well known newspaper man of this city, is dead. He was a member of the forty-ninth congress. An Acquisition for Pomona. Lansing, Mich., April 17.—Andrew J. Coak, one of the most prominent zoolo gists in the country, who has been connected with the agricultural college for many years, will sever his connection with the institution at tbe close of the present college year, and go to Pomona college, near Los Angeles, California. Another;Get-Rlch-Qulck Concern Busted. New York, April 17.—The Co-opera tive Purchasing company, the last of the get-rich-quick concerns, "has _ col lapsed, and atock owners who paid in from $25 to $100 lose all they subacribed. A warrant waa issued for the arrest of D. H. Marchbank, the local representa tive, but he has disappeared. New suits at 125 W. Third st, Select from our large new stock and you are sure to be fitted. Gets, Fine Tailoring. AGREED TO DIE. Commit Suicide. MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 18, 1802. OLD WORLD HAPPENINGS A Pastoral Letter to French Catholics. Submission to the Republic Only a Makeshift. Ravachol Asks to Be Judged by His Written Memoirs. Talesmen Afraid to Serve aa Jurors In the Anarchist's Trial — Another Attempted Explosion—Deem ing Is Sane. Associated Press Dispatches. Paris, April 17.—A pastoral letter from the archbishops and biahops of the province of Nimea was read in the churches of that province today. Re ferring to the pope's recent encyclical the pastoral aavs: "Some good Catho lics were Bhocked to find his holineae was enjoining the faithful to accept the republic. The attitude of the holy see solely implied respect for and deference to the powers that be. Ihe pope ex pressly declarea that reaped be ob served only as long aa required by tha exigencies of the common weal. The duty of submission ceases when the right to command it ceases." Regarding the concordat, the pastoral says: "It ia the duty of Catholica to apeak, write and act against laws that strike at their beliefs and the interests of the faith. They will most effectively fulfil this duty by electing men who re spect religion.' Regarding education the pastoral de clares that religion has been suppressed and that practical atheism baa taken its place, destroying faith and morality. RAVACHOL'S EXPERIMENT. He Felt the Revolutionary Pulse and Found It Doe* Not Beat. Paris, April 17. —In an interview with his brother today Ravachol said: "I am neither a visionary nor a firebrand. I wished to feel the pulse of the revolu tionary movement. To be candid, I find it does not beat. If it did, my example would be followed byothera. Instead of this, they call me a criminal. I have written my memoirs covering my whole life. Let me be judged by these." The persona on the jury list likely to be empanelled for the Ravachol case are panic-stricken and seeking to avoid serving. An infernal machine, filled with pow der, eighty Gayelot cartridges and a quantity of scrap-iron, with a burning' fuae attached, waa found in the electric lighting abed of the Compagnie duNord, at Lille, today. SUPPRESSING A REVOLT. President Pelxoto Proceeds Against the Rebels In Matto Grosso, Rio Janeiro, April 17. — President Peixoto is sending two expeditions to put down the insurrection in the state of Matto Grosso, which has now as sumed such serious proportions as to frighten the authorities. It is expected that the land and sea forcea will com bine for an attack on Cuyaba. It will take from ten to twelve days for them to reach their destination. Will Remain in Cairo. Cairo, April 17.—The difference be tween the khedive and Moukhar Pasha, the Turkish representative, has been arranged. Moukhar Pasha will remain here. Ryoub Pasha, who brought from the saltan the firman of investiture for the khedive, has started on his return for Constantinople. The Better Part of Valor. Paris, April 17.—1t has been decided not to make a labor demonstration in Paris on May day, in order to avoid giv ing tbe police an excuse for a conflict with the workingmen. Qidn't Know It Was Loaded. Berlin, April 17. —Saturday two men discovered a grenade, and, unable to carry it home, smashed it with a ham mer. One of them was blown to atoms; the other was fatally injured. Deeming Shamming Insanity. Melbourne, April 17. —Members of the medical board appointed to exam ine the mental condition of Deeming, express the opinion that be is sham ming insanity. ■ The Continent Cut Off. London, April 17. —Communication with the continent is still interrupted, as the result of tbe snowstorms Satur day. THE FAIR AND THE FAIR. A Working Woman Attacks the World's Fair Management. Chicago, April 17. —Mrs. "Charlotte Smith, president of the Women's Na tional Industrial League of America, in an address before the Waverly Hall So cialists, today, attacked the world's fair management in general, and the board of lady managers in partic ular, complaining that the working women were not represented on the board, and pleading for the recognition of white women, red women, and black women, and protesting against further loans or appropriations for the exposition, unless there be a woman's industrial department and a colored woman's department: that the working women be recognized on the board of lady managers; that the working classes be better repre sented ; that better wages be paid the laborers on the buildings and grounds and that a broader policy in . sectarian matters be followed. An Insane Mother's Crime. Portland,' Me., April 17.—Mrs. James Robertson, in a fit of insanity, this aft ernoon killed her 3-weeks-old babe by catting its throat and attempted to make away with herself, when she was over powered by tier hueband. Earthquake at Portland. Portland, Ore., April 17.—At 2:50 o'clock this afternoon two heavy shocks of earthquake were felt here. The shocks lasted about ten seconds each, and the vibrations were from west to east. Many persons became frightened when the buildings began to tremble, and rushed into the street. No damage was done. CURSED WITH FIREBUGS. Incendiaries Cause a Reign of Terror at San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio, Tex., April 17.—Consid erable excitement prevails here over a number of incendiary fires which oc curred recently. Last night three fires raged simultaneously in the business portion and other attempts at incendiar ism were made in other quarters. Many citizens stood guard over their property all night, and the city marshal received an anonymous note saying the fires had only begun. A citizens' meeting has been called to provide protection for the city and visit vengeance on the incendi aries if caught. Not a Very Dry Sunday. New York, April 17. —Although pre dicted that today would be the "dryest Sunday on record," owing to Inspector Hyrnes's elevation to the police super intendency. it waa not the "case, as the side doors were worked with the old time confidence. Ninety-one violators were arrested. THE SILVER QUESTION. WHITE METAL MEN DETERMINED TO FORCE THE ISSUE. Both Political Parties to Be Put on Record—A Denver Paper's Startling Plan of Campaign. Pittsburg, April 17. —General A. J. Warner, the Ohio representative on the executive committee of the National Silver association, who ia in the city today, says it is intended to put the silver question thoroughly before both national conventiona, and compel the parties to define their position. Denver, April 17.—The Rocky Moun tain News in a leading editorial tomor row will put forward a silver Democratic plan of campaign to be followed should Cleveland or an equally pro nounced gold bug be nominated. It says : There are thousands of Republicans in Colorado who will not vote for Harrißon, and thousands who will not vote for Cleveland. Yet driven from their own parties by the nominees wearing the yoke of Wall street, will be disinclined to vote for the nominnee of the Omaha convention, who, though sound on silver, will also represent ao many issues, that good judgment cannot assent to them. Therefore let the Dem ocrats in a state convention, if the action at Chicago shall force it. nom inate electors pledged to vote against Cleveland and for such a free coinage Democrat as Senator Morgan of Ala bama, or Congreesman Bland of Mis souri." The News urges that this course shall be pursued by the Democrats of Colo rado, California, Montana, Wyoming, lowa, Nevada, Washington and Oregon; also by those of Kansas, Nebraska and certain southern states. By this course the integrity of tbe Democratic organi zations will be preserved and the elec tion for president thrown into the bouse, in which event a free coinage candidate would ultimately be elected, and the free coinage sentiment produced by such a canvass would insure the election of a free coinage congress. The course of the Cleveland contin gent in New York is urged as ample war rant for this irregularity. The article closes as follows: "This is a dernier resort for the free coinage men, worthy of calm and earnest con sideration. That this suggestion be passed over lightly, the gravity of the silver situation forbids. The tens of thousands who 'signed the pledge of the silver league, did it for some such practi cal plan by which they may constitution ally and consistently exercise their suff rages effectively in a cause so important, is demonstrated by their acts. The movement, if undertaken, will demon strate that Democrats and Republicans are no longer hewers of wood and draw ers of water for the Wall street pluto crats, who now almost entirely dominate one political party and have paralyzed the free coinage majority in the others." FAVA WILL COME BACK. The Baron Did Not Leave Washington of His Own Volition. Washington, April 17.— F. A. Fava, jr., son of Baron Fava, speaking of the report that his father had been ordered back to Washington, said he waa satis fied the baron would come back. Pro fessor Fava regrets the criticism of his father's action in leaving Washington by the press of America, aaying the ac tion was at the order of his government, and against his will. The professor further Bays the Italians are jubilant over the settlement of the misunder standing, and thinks Italy will make an exhibit at the world's fair. FIFTY-SECOND CONGRESS. The Present Week Promises to Be of But Passing Interest. Washington, April 17.—1t is probable that the week's congressional buaineas will be of but passing interest. In the senate the appropriation bills will be pushed, and it is possible Chinese ex clusion may come up. In the house the Noyes vs. Rockwell election contest and appropriation bills will be the principal subjects of inter est. The former will probably come up Tuesday and be followed by the naval, sundry civil, and consular and diplo matic appropriation bills. Mrs. Harrison Relapses. Washington, April 17.—Mrs. Har rison, who yesterday was much im proved, has caught a fresh cold, and to night is considerably worse. Falling Hair Produces baldness. It is cheaper to buy a bottle of skookum root hair grower than a wig; besides, wearing your own hair is more convenient. All druggists. Oo in Cull dress if yon want to, bnt rent a coat and vest of Mullen, Bluett & Co. • ' THIS IS A CASK • ' ■ Before and After! It only goes to show how we can transform a man from shabbiness to gentility, and it don't take much money either. We are showing some very pretty styles, and invite an inspection. ■ Corner Spring and Temple Sts. -*| GRAND OPERA HOUSE. —K APRIL 27th, 28th, 29th aud 30th. MATINEE APRIL 30th For the Benefit of the Industrial Education Fund. r''KII^MEBS'T'I '1 ' ' T -5i 200 PARTICIPANTS ! S THE KIRME3S, illustrating the characteristic dances of£the different nations, is a Grand Spec tacular Entertainment, consisting not only of the dances of nations, but also display ing Gorgeous Costumes, Exquisite Tableaux and Wonderful Transformation Scenes. It has been given with great success throughout the East, meeting overywhero with crowded houses. DANCES EVERY NIGHT! Cachuca, La Jota and many others by the Spanish people. While these dances are always attractive to the home people, they are especially so to -2 "TO URI STS £- Scottish Dances, under the auspices of the Caledonian Club; Hollandaise, Swiss, Russian, Bohemian, Italian, Hungarian, Hibernian, Chinese, Military Dance, Bees and Flower, Dew Drops, La Belle Flowers and Fairy Fern, Mistletoe Minuet, Tennis Dance and American. Reserved seats Parquet and Dreaa Circle $1.00 Balcony, reserved • • • • • Gallery 25c | General Admission 50c DENTAL PARLORS. Special attention given to the performance of all dental operations in the evening by the use of a Special System of Electric Lights. All work guaranteed. Prices consistent with First class work. _ _, . Office Hours—B a.m. to 5p m. Evening hours. 7 to 10 p.m. DR. J. A. CRONKHITE Dentist, 455 80TJTH BROADWAY 1-20 3m Corner Fifth street. FOR SALE FIRST-CLASS ORANGE LAND Within one and a half miles from REDLANDS depot and one mile from MENTONE. Good water right, land level as a floor. ONLY $225 PER ACRE. One-third cash, balance on long time. Apply to W. P. M'INTO3H. 144 South Main Street, 412 lOt Los Angeleß. Naud's Warehouse. GRAIN, WOOL., —Ann- General Merchandise Warehouse. ADVANCES MADB ON WOOL. *»-11-tt FIVE CENTS. CALIFORNIA ICE CO. MANUFACTURERS OF PURE ICE! FROM DISTILLED WATER, Cor. San Fernando and Olympia Sts. Particular attention given to familes. 4-10 3m TELEPHONE NO. 385. Antelope Valley. Government location! made, worth 11000, for $25. Schoo location! worth Jfrom $5 to $10 per acre, for 25 cents. Railroad lands, worth 110 to $20 par acre, for $3.50 to $10. All this is good grain arid fruit land. These prices will be for a few days. D. BAYLIS, 211 West First st, 3-24 lm ISAAC BAYLIS, Rosamond. BUSCH & HANNON, JOBBERS AND RETAILERS. Farm Implements and Vehicles. Contractor!' Grading Tools a Specialty. 146,141, 150 nd 152 North Ltt Angela St 3-14 «