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HO, FOR OKLAHOMA!
Rush of Intending Settler! Intensified CROSSING THE CHEROKEE STRIP. Massing of its Future Population. Definition of the Terms of Its Settlement. iAuociated Pith Dlsoatcnee to the Hebald) Wellington, Kan., April 17. —Five hundred boomer wagons passed through here for Oklahoma this morning. Kansas City, Kan., April 17.—The an nouncement of Captain Hayes, who is commanding the cavalry detached to guard the border here, that the ssttlers will be allowed to cross the line of Cher okee Strip immediately after midnight on Thursday, has created a great stir among the projectors here, and it is thought that a large majority of them will take advantage of the opportunity, and midnight to-morrow will witness a grand rush into the Strip. The campers realize that all cannot cross the border at the same place, and there will be a scattering along the border for miles. A terrible wind and rain storm passed over here last night, which played havoc with the boomers' tents. The women and children were drenched and badly frightened. Caldwell, Kans., April 17.—The Ok lahoma excitement is at it 3 height here to-day. It is almost impossible to get aloDg the streets as the crowd is so dense. Five hundred wagons, it was estimated were placed on arrival to-day, while it is reported that those who will come to morrow will double the amount. Captain Woodson, of the Fifth Cavalry, says he will search every outfit, to make sure that there is no liquor of any description taken into Oklahoma. A bank was organized here to-day by prominent capitalists, which will open for business on the 22d, at Lisbon. Washington, April 17.—The prospec tive opening of Oklahoma has already re sulted in applicants for charters for a national bank to be established there. These applications have raised the per plexing question with which the At torney-General and fha Comptroller of the Currency is now wrestling. The law provides that applications for authority to open National banks should be on file for a year before the charters are granted. The Territory of Oklahoma, however,has not been open to settlement until now, and consequently there has hitherto been no occasion for applications for the establishment of banks. With the opening of these lands there will be an immediate need of banks, but if the law be construed literally, no National banks can be established in Oklahoma for a year to come. Washington, April 17. —Commissioner Stockslager has made public a letter con cerning the homesteads in Oklahoma, addressed io D. D. Halstead, Purcell, I. T. It runs thus: "In reference to the memorandum of five questions, received from you, under date of the 15th inst., I have to state that it is not usual to an swer hypothetical questions; but, in view cf the anomalous conditions affect ins tho public lands in Oklahoma, I " will state as follows: First — A person desiring to become an actual settler under the homestead laws may initiate his claim by entry at the district land office, after properly select ing and examining the land described; in which case he is allowed six months from the date of entry within which to establish his actual residence on tbe land, or, if he so elect, he may initiate his claim by actual settlement on the land, which may consist of some acts or acts connecting himself with the par ticular tract claimed; said act or acts to be equivalent to an announcement that such is his intention, and from which the public generally may have notice of his claim. Thereafter, he is allowed three months within which to make his claim of record by entry at the District Land Office. Which of the two methods is to be chosen is a matter for the patty's election according ta circum stances, and his own judgment of which is most desirable. Second and third. Of two bona fide settlers or claimants, the one whose set tlement or entry is prior in time will have the superior right. When the inception of the claim is simultaneous, that is, at the same time precisely, the legal right is equal, and the question cannot be de cided according to equities, if any. If there be none then it has been the prac tice to put the land up between tbe claimants and to award the right of entry to tbe one bidding the highest for the privilege. The act of March 4, 1889, enacts that until such lands are opened, for settle ment by proclamation of the President, no person shall be permitted to enter upon and occupy the same, and any per son violating this provision shall never be permitted to enter on any of said lands or acquire any right thereto. The President's proclamation of March 23d, 1889, calls attention expressly to this provision and directs that it be strictly enforced. I am not prepared, in advance of a case aiising, to give an opinion as to what particular act or acts will be considered a violation of the law in this respect." Chicago, April 17.—A Times, Fort Smith, Ark., special says: Four men were killed on the border of Oklahoma to-day. Word was received here this evening of a conflict between parties of boomers, cattlemen, and the Chickasaw police at the ford on the Chisholm cattle trail, ferty miles west of Oklahoma City, on the Canadian river. Tho cattlemen were taking several hundred animals from Frank Colbert's ranch in the Chickasaw Nation to Kansas, Dut the mounted po lice guarding the northern border of Oklahoma refused to parmit them to use the celebrated Chisholm trail, leading through the new terri tory. A fight resulted, in whicb the cattlemen were reinforced by a party of boomers from Cooke and Fanning counties, Texas. One of tbe guards, two cattlemen and one boomer, named Geiss, were killed in the melee. Some valuable horses were also lost. The cattlemen took the old Abilene trail and went around through the Cheyenne res ervation. Kansas City, April 17.—A Times, Ar kansas City Kans., special says : Reports received to-day from Indian Territory state that heavy rains have fallen and the rivers are rapidly rising. Grave fears are entertained that progress to Okla homa will be seriously impeded, and that the fording of the large streams will be extremely dangerous. Damage to tt Mexican Mau-01-War. San Francisco, April 17.—The Mexi can States, through their Consul General, THE LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING. APRIL 18. 1889 A. K. Coney, this afternoon filed a libel in the United States District Court against the American bark Valley Forge to recover damages to the extent of $1100, alleged to have been sustained by the Mexican gunboat DemocnU, on April 14, by being run into by the Valley Forge ofTMission wharf, THE FBCITUBOWEBS. Interesting Paper* Read at Their meeting Yesterday. SanDikgo, April 17—Yesterday many other fruitgrowers arrived from different parts of the State, all the nomolo gists of San Diego county attend ing the session, and the Convention hall was crowded. Important papers were read to-day. President Cooper read another essay on olive culture, setting at rest a number of dis puted points. It led to a rather acrimonious discussion from delegates holding opposite views. The progress in the culture of the olive was shown to have been great during the past year, and it now exceeds in interest all other subjects to fruit-growers. L. M. Holt, of ttie San Bernardino Times- Index, presented an exhaustive essay on irrigation, in which he advocated the svstemeven where rain was plentiful. At the afternoon session tbe fig was treated of extensively. It was the subject of a long papmr by A. F. White, of Santa Rosa. Senator Buck of Vacaville, read an ex cellent paper on the picking, packing and marketing of fruit. An excursion to the back country and Sweetwater dam has been arranged for to-morrow. Baseball East. Philadelphia, April 17.—The Ameri can Association championship season was opened to-day, with the games be tween tbe Athletic and Brooklyn clubs, but the rain compelled a postponement until to-morrow. Cincinnati, April 17. —The champion ship season of the American Association opened to-day in the presence of over 10,000 people. Score, Cincinnati, 1; St. Louis, 5. Louisville, April 17 —The opening game of the American Association here was between Louisville and Kansas City. Score, Louisville 4, Kansas City 3. Baltimore, April 17.—The Baltimore- Columbus game to-day was postponed on account of rain. Big Irrigation Scheme. Huron, Cal., April 17.—The survey of the Sunset canal was commenced yester day. The point of diversion will be near Summit Lake, about sixteen miles north of Huron, in Fresno county. One main canal will run towards Little Par.icho and the other towards Tulare Lake, pass ing near Huron. The ditches are to be one hundred feet wide and eighty miles long. Cleaning the "Lava Beds.'' Seattle, W.T., April 17.—The police during the past three days have been making wholesale arrests of the keepers of houses of prostitution. Tbe total amount of fines paid by the women for three days, is about $2,000. The raids will be continued until the houses are shut up, or are run a little less notor iously. A Butchers' Combine. Chicago, April 27.—The manufactur- t ers of butchers' supplies are attempting t to form a national organization to regu late trade and prices. This afternoon twenty representatives of large Western lirras met and discussed the subjrct. A t temporary organization was then effected ( and a committee appointed to formulate j a plan of action, t t Missionaries at Liberty. Zanzibar, April 17.—The missionaries reported to have been released by the Chief of tho Bishis have arrived at Bag- i amoyo. The Bushiri demands for ran som are yet unpaid. Etiquette at the Opera. Ladies in boxes must remember tliat j it is ill-brod to whisper. . It is not allowable to snore during the j love passages in the opera. Do not ask your deaf friend how he , enjoyed the pianiEsimo movement. , It is permissible to talk across the j house if you have a receipt for your box , in your pocket. 1 When you throw bouquets at the prima f donna be careful not to hit her in the ( eye with the stem. 1 Do not occupy your box on nights < when your creditors are likely to be 1 there in company with the Sheriff. Never attempt to applaud with a pair j of shingles, nor to add to the general en- ( thusiaßm with a tin born. Never perpetrate the old chestnut, ( which is the heaviest, a pound of feath- ( ers or a pound of German opera? ( Polite persons do not go to the opera in t a horse-car, nor do they enter the opera house until the first act is about half ( over. _ 1 It is not proper to throw cherry pips at I the tenor's mouth when he is chaeiog a 1 high C around bis diaphragm. One i might go in and ruin his voice. No gentleman will appear even at a performance of "Mephißtopheles" in a < campaign suit of red and blue oilcloth, i Remember that full dress is a sine qua non at the opera. Do not insist on more than fourteen ! encores in the first act or on less than three in tbe second. It is neither well to tuin the artists' voices nor to offend them by a failure to applaud. Never think of buying an orchestra chair at the opera for $4 when you can get a box for *1,500. This would look as if your income were small, and no man ever got on in society with a small in come. If you occupy an orchestra chair do not presume to open your mouth or to inti mate that you came there to hear the music. The ushers would probably put you out if you so far forgot yourself. Relate all the funny anecdotes you know during the piano scenes and hum all the crescendo movements, taking care to keep two bare ahead of the or chestra and three bars ahead of the singers. No matter if occupant*) of boxes do chatter, you are not justified in throwing your rubbers at tbem. You must not forget that there are such things as chat ter boxes, and the noisy people may have one of them. None but ill bred persons buy books of the opera. Kven a book of the opera will fail to enable you to understand Wagner's music, and fashionable people have never yet been known to go to the opera for the pleasure to be got out of the libretto. Do not get so excited in a storm scene as to offer to lend the soprapn your um brella, or to advise the tenor to put on a mufller, lest he catch cold. Remember that nothing before you is real, except, perhaps, the prima donna's paste jewels and one or two obnoxious hats.—[New York Sun. Bchool children invited for Saturda afternoon. Admission 10 cents. A FAULTY FLOTILLA. The Defects Fonnd in Onr New Ships of War. THEY ARE TOP-HEAVY AND WET. Some Lessong Learned From the Dearly-Boug-kt Experiences of Mr. John Bull. i Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald, I Washington, April 17.—The recent re ports of the manieuvres of the British naval fleet cor,tain some matter not en tirely reassuring with respect to some of our new naval vessels. In these ma nceuvres about six vessels of the Archer type participated. The result was a dis agreeable surprise. It was found that they rolled to snch an extent, in a mod erately heavy sea, as to render them very poor gun platforms, to use the technical expression, which means that the guns were so unstable that they could not be directed with any approach to accuracy of tire. They were also very wet ships. Theee defects are supposed to result from the excessive weight of the ord- nance, and it was recommended that the six-inch be replaced by five-inch guns, and the anchors moved further apart. Tbe significance of this report to naval officers here lies in the fact that the new gunboat York town is patterned after the Archer and will carry the same [calibre and weight of ordnance. Failure has also attended the efforts of the British constructors to build a twenty-knot ship, a type of which the Navy Department here is attempting to build two under direction of an act of Congress. The Medea, whichlwas built for a twenty-knot ship, has never ex ceeded nineteen knots, but has devel oped more than the estimated horse-pow er, an indication to the constructors here that it is not possible to drive a vessel of that length at twenty knots. The British authorities have taken the same view, and will build another set of these boats of greater length. Other vessels of the same type have failed to develop any thing like the necessary 9000-horse pow er, so that the promise of success for our boats is not bright. The Standard Oil Octopus. Pittsburg, April 17. —A special from Lima, 0., says: "The Standard Ol Company to-day closed a deal whereby they become possessors of the majority of the stock of the Ohio Oil Company. This gives them contra! of the Lima field. The Ohio Company ia composed of an association of producers in this field. Their leases covered 15,000 acres, with a daily production of five thousand barrels of oil. A con siderable portion of the territory is yet undeveloped. The price paid for the stock is said to range from fifty to seventy cents. C. F. Lufkin conducted the busi ness for the Standard Company. They have a large force of men engaged in en larging their refinery grounds here with the intention of making the Seolar works the greatest refinery in this country. State medical Society. San Francisco, April 17.—The first session of "ho nineteenth annual meeting of the Medical Society of California was held here this morning with a large at tendance. President Dr. James Simpson delivered bis annual address. THE EARL OF CHESTERFIELD. A Wealthy English Nobleman, ln tbe City. The Right Honorable Lord Stanhope, Earl of Cheßteifield, arrived in the city yesterday, accompanied by Mr. M. New ton-Ogle, a wealthy English landowner. Lord Chesteifield is making a short tour through America, and has just finished his observations in Old Mexico. At the recommendation of Senator Hearst, who met him at Washington, he stopped over in Los Angeles County to take a glimpse at the Paradise of the Pacific. His lordship only had a few hours to spare in town but he made good use of them for, escorted by Mr. Cowley, of the llollonbeck, where he took up temporary quarters, he drove around the city and passed a half hour at the Flower Fes tival. He expressed great satisfaction at what he saw, aud said that he would come out here next winter and pass a month or so. "I have been to all the European health resorts during my con tinental spins," he remarked, ''and I can say without exaggeration, that this place can hold its own with the best of them." The two travelers left on the night train for San Francisco, where they will pass a few days, and then go up to Paget Sound and Vancouver, and return East by the Canadian Pacific, for they have arranged their programme so as to be in England by June. Lord Chesterfield is a slim and aristo cratic looking individual of 35 years of age, and succeeded to the title and es tates about eighteen months ago, upon the death of his father. The Earldom dates back from 1627, but the most noted bearer of the name was the statesman and author who died in 1773. He was, for several years, the ttrenuous oppon ent of Sir Robert Walpole, and distin guished himself in Parliament by his eloquent oratory. He is best known to fame, however, as tbe author of the "Letters to His Son," written for the im provement of his boy's manners. The family is a wealthy one, and the present Earl's income is well up in the thou sands. PRESS ROOM BURNED. A Fire Breaks Out in the Center of the City. Number 32 was rung out by the tire bell at about 9:45 yesterday evening. The box from which the alarm came is situated at the corner of First and Main. The building at No. 20 North Spring street is occupied in the basement by the paper room and press-room of the Trib une. Some one noticed the smoke com ing up through the cracks of the floor, and turned in the alarm. Investigation revealed the fact that the basement rooms were full of smoke and fire. The firemen fought well and soon put out the fire. Three of them rushing for ward bravely into the thick smoke were suffocated and had to be carried out. One of them, Heunessy, is said to have suffered some injury. The paper stored in tho basement was entirely destroyed and the stereotyping aparatus was ru ined. The iujury to the press is not know n, but it may prove to be very sligh . Everything was insured, but as one oj.' the policies had recently expired the loss to the Tribune Company will be considerable. There is no trace to the origin of the fire. Lunch 28 cents daily at the Flows Festival. FIRST FIGHT OF THE SEASON. Eltlngsworth to Fight the marine In I,o* Angeles. The Secretary of the Los Angeles Ath letic Club received the following dispatch from Joe Ellingsworth, amateur middle weight champion of New York: "Will fight Le Blanche, the Marine, on your terms, but would havo preferred Dempsey." This will be the first fight held tinder the auspices of the newly formed South ern California Athletic Club, and will make a very interesting contest. Elling«.wor<h was middle weightcham pion of New York State in the years 1885 1886 ar.d 1887. and has defeated all tbe best men in his class. In condition, he weighs about 154 pounds, ho there will be little choice between him and the Marine in the matter of weight. Ellings worth will be here at an early date, and the Marine is already on his way, so an early boom may be expected in pugilistic circles. Anglice. The West Enders. The West End Board of Trade he 4 d its regular meeting last evening, with a very large attendance. The committee ap pointed to investigate the status of reser voir No. 4 reported that they had care fully investigated the matter and be lieved that the proposition of the owners bf the Montano tract should be accepted. Tbe committee was instructed to use its influence and persuasion with tie Coun cil to accept the proposition when again presented. The committee on the change of grade of Temple street ren dered a report advising agitating the question, and presented a petition to the Council in compliance with their wishes, which was numerously signed, and a committee appointed to circulate it fur ther. Undelivered Telegrams. The following are the telegrams re maining at the Western Union Telegraph Office, 6 Court street, April 17th: W. D. HobsDn, Mrs. A. Bertholf, Lewis S. McLure, Geo. West 2, A. T. Friend. Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint. Is it not worth the small price of 75 cents to free yourself of every symptom of these dis tressing complaints, if you think bo call at our store and get a bottle of Shiloh's Vitslizer. Every bottle has a printed guarantee on it, use accordingly, and if it does you no good it will cost you nothing. Sold by C. F. Heinzeman. Hsemony cures neuralgia. 14.1 K. First niSCELLANUuLS. TRADE P£g*|fp|ff MARK^I REME T DY""f»AIINI IT CONQUERS PAIN". Believes and cures HEADACHE, EHEUMATISSI, Toothache, Sprains, NEURALGIA, BRUISES, Sciatica, Lumbago. Burns and Scalds- At Druggists and Dealers. THE CHARLES A. VOGELER CO., Baltimore, Ms. Our Next Popular EXCURSION Leaves tbe First-street Depot at 10 h. On Saturday, April 20,1889, Ou Special Train from LOS ANGELES TO HOTEL del CORONADO. BOUND-TRIP #3.50. Qood for three days, or extended at the rate ofsl per day. GRAND BA.HJL ON SATURDAY EVENING, And various other pleasures during the stay of the eicuraion'sts. Tickets for sale at Santa Fe Offlee, North Spriug St.. or at First St. Depot. For further information call at the Coronado Agency, corn-.r of Spring and Franklin streets. _ MfORNIA LAM NEAR LOS ANGELES 1 THE Slmi Land A Water Co., of Los Angeles Cal , have for Sale a large body of fine fruit, farming and grazing landß, well watered, and located ln one of the most attractive and health ful portions of Southern California. They offer lands Irom «5 to SSO per acre ou very easy terms to actual settlers, nnd will make special Inducements to Colonists. For Maps, Price Lists, aud full information, address H. w. POINDEXTKR, Secretary, 19,West3 First St. Os Ansreres. Cal. m 22 Best FITTING I FOR SALE BY LLADING I [ RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS J IT STANDS AT THE HEAD. ' r\ ■* SEE IT BEFORE BUYING A MACHINE. | The only place 111 this city where new "DOMESTIC" Machines can be had, is at 207 SOUTH SPRING STREET. in2i lm K. A. DAVIS, JB„ Afent. I «:<»!.I»1V EMiLE (MHIIIM. UnmPANV. ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 2 FOR Tie Men Eagle Clothing Co. We opened up on Saturday last, and our first announcement, which had, the genuine business ring, drew hundreds of customers to our counters. They brought their coupons along and had them cashed. WE WISH TO SAY To the public right here, that it will be to your interest to read our advertisements when in quest of bargains, for we propose to do a humming business, and we are sure GOOD GOODS AT LOW PRICES, STRAIGHT, RELIABLE DEALLjSTG, AND A BIG- ASSORTMENT Will place us before the public as the right house to trade with. WK OFFER THIS WEEK AS SPECIAL 25 DOZ. MEN'S STRAW HATS at 25c, worth 75c. 75 MEN'S ALL- WOOL SACK SUITS at $7 50, worth $10.50 100 PAIR MEN'S PANTS at $3.50, worth $5.00 100 ALL-WOOL MEN'S SACK SUITS at $10.00, worth $15.00 300 PAIR MEN'S BLUE, 9 OZ. OVERALLS at 35c, worth 76c. 100 BOYS' TWO-ITECE SUITS at $2.00, worth $3.50 100 BO\ r S' KNEE PANTS, ALL WOOL .' at 75c. GIVE US A CALL. Golden Eagle Clothing Company, CORNER MAIN AND REQUENA STREETS, I'lider Hew United States Hotel. ■ ISIIssI I ■ ll—ilk LOS ANGELES WAREHOUSE, 205 to 209 S. Los Angeles Street, cor. Third. Special attention paid to storing Household Goods, Trunks, etc. This Warehouse being very centrally located, making it the most convenient place for all kinds of STORAGE Will also conduct a branch of our Milling Business at the above address, where we will keep in stock til kinds of Grain and Mill Feed. Having made some very extensive improvements, we are now able to turn out a very superior quality of Rolled Barley. Eastern Oats is one of our specialties. We would also call attention to our Oil Cake Meal, of which we have both the old and the new process. Branch of Atlas Milling Company, Telephone 807. alt>-3m Those who have used iU^"^ L _ v-T I" r*< ■ L- K"n.V V} Un giving satis faction, and a customer with Bron / I I L B H vk\__ «x X \ I ehltis says it is the only remedy that gives in* " |Hn \ j B? nt sfa e cal -S ' B *" U ' * CoVEB ' JDrßggl * v " D„««" • * the pleasure to inform yoa AA eg O ndvethat yonr are meeting f if J Soffig but praise •S^.rS ; <;! Uiem."—Naacawkm A Co., Druggists, Vlsalla, tf— -i—T — ' That it will accomplish the end desired in ail '■V J S"SSfc~ I IIL. «SSgSaC| affections of the Throat and Lungs and you not _%%_\r__7„\-. „■ ~, *v?-- |l T ~r j ll on 'y WIU not be without It yourseU. 3FtMIISk TET Tf TrvvlT uT_ 11 Will but will recommend It to others, as £rijX llVk.ll V yJLJZIJTIiff^ '1 thousands have done who have tried everything < <_W/=~' irir - else in vain, money is no object where health Is fcO ro r..K (r rt 4i-l/C and one of the most dreaded of human ills. dObRIS A\STH,IV[vVP UOf t o ' I, prepared only by the ABIKTINK MEDICAJ ca,<Ullle - cau,ornlfc For Sale by C. H. HANCE, 77 and 79 North Spring Street F. W. BRAUN & CO., WHOLESALE AGENTS. • sB-12m LOS ANGELES, ■nnsss^i bALLUr, JNiiW IJiAIIU, tUAL. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. UHAS. A. MARRINER, General Sales Agent. Office and Yard. 607 East First Street. TELEPHONE 960. Screened Lump Coal. Delivered Loose •' * *Si p f, r Ton •• " '■ '• In Sacks 1 * _V „ „ . Single Sack, ln Yard 8aok « •' Delivered 16 CAR. LOTS A SPECIALTY. mlO 3m SEE OUR BONANZA HOLLING3WORTH FAMILY OF 20-Tooth., 24-Tooth. and 30-Tooth Rakes, The JOHN P. MANNY MOWER is on tOD, and don't yon forget it! Wn curry the Red White and Blue Mower; also, Star Rake, and Ohio Sel'-Dumn Rake. BENICIA HEADERS, EXCELSIOR BINDERS, ADVANCE ENGINES, THRESHERS. MONTGOMERY, GRANT <& 00., 833 M. I.os Angeles St., L.oa Angeles, Cal. Also at San Bernardino, al 10a RECEIVED AND NOW ON SALE AT HARPER & REYNOLDS CO. Carload of those celebrated wrought-iron Home Comfort Ranges; also several car loads of Cooking and Heating Stoves lor Coal, Wood, Coal Oil and Gasoline on hand. . ~ ~ , A very fine assortment of Geo. Wostenholm's I X L and Humason A Buckley s Pocket Cutlery, American Carvers and Table Knives in fine oases, alsotho* celebrated brands of Razors, "Progress," ' Bengal," and Wade A Bntcner. Complete stock of all kinds of Builders' Hardware and Mechanics Tools always on hand. HAEPER & REYNOLDS 00. 48 and 50 North Main Straat »««» 5