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No paperr. —ill be sent to subcoribers by mail snlesa the same have been paid for ln advance. This rule ts inflexible Aybb* A Lywch. IATIIBDAI. APRIL 80, 1889. A Phase of Passing Life. It baa probably occurred to every one jo ask what is the significance of the Salvation Army movement of to-day, »ad to inquire who puts up the liberal snm which is on questionably needed to maintain the large and disciplined force, nnder that name, which is nightly eeen parading in the leading streets in all the principal cities of the United States, and the same phenomena are to be eeen nightly, as we understand, in all the chief cities of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Whether the people individually engaged in these street performances are honest or no, there eon be no doubt that the movement behind them is both sincere and earnest. They do not, in general, approve them selves to good taste, nor are they respon sive to the* (suggestions of decorous and ordinary piety. Tltey are not portents, like the advents of Fo.x and Wesley. Yet they are as marked in tbf" wa ? as were these exemplars of an except ioDall -' de ' Tout spirit which has left great au/ 1 po . w " erfol church organizations as a memot^ 1 ' of its potency and widely extended influ ence. The ordinary manifestations of the people who represent the Salvation Army are of questionable worth and sig nificance. The instances in which they Have made converts are exceedingly rare. As a matter of fact, we know of none. It will be generally conceded that all tbe usual agencies of evangelic prope lytism are especially vigorous in the United States just now. In all tbe Protestant denominations there has never been such an era of liberality and determined effort as prevails to-day. The contributions to the cauee of a legiti mate religious propagandises are un- large. The Roman Cath olic Church is extending its missions and Us church organizations with an energy which conld not be greater if Ignatius Loyala were alive and personally super intending the work. Between all the churches, Mrs. Jelly by herself could not complain that even the savages of Booii aboola Gba were being neglected. India, China, Annam, Japan, Africa, are girdled with zealous missionaries, and tracts by the billion are being distributed through out the bounds of the earth. And yet here ia the Salvation Army, inspired by whom so man knows, and yet returning to the charge with a ceaseless persever ance, which is no whit discouraged in the face of abortive results. This movemer.t invokes the blare of trumpets aud has recourse to the mo menclature of an army with banners. It has generals, and captains and all the fanfare, pomp, pride and circumstance of the glorious war of the church mili tant. Its followers wear badges and are maintained from some source. And yet that source remains a mystery. It will be generally conceded, in this enlightened nineteenth century, that the work of reforming mankind can be best committed to the churches and tl c family. In an age of agnosti cism, the exposition of the Chris tian doctrine is certainly safest and most dignified in the hands of cidtured and authorized ministers of the Gospel—in the hands of men so com pletely equipped for their task, so thor oughly panoplied in all the resources of the dialectics of the schools, that no ridi cule shall reflect back upon this Christian faith. And yet here we have an evi dently subsidized movement, whose only effect is to discredit Christianity, and leave it to the interpretation of an ignor ant and presumptively mountebank class cf exegists. We prefer to treat even this phase of religion, distorted and injudicious as we believe it to be, with respect. In a careful review of all its aspects which have come under our observation, we lieve it to be an unmitigated evil, and and that it lessens, rather than increases the hold that Christianity has on man kind ; and yet it is quite apparent that well-meaning and earnest men, with an ample supply of money, are behind a movement which seems to us grotesque rather than religious, and which repels rather than attracts believers. Some of the colored men do not seem to have fought nobly for the Republican party at the late election. The appoint ment of Robert Smalls, the colored ex- Representative from South Carolina, as Collector of Customs at Beaufort, al-' though it is said to have been' previously determined upon, hangs; lire, because, it is alleged, he bolted the paity at the late election. One woold have supposed that the Republi cans could have safely put none but col ored men on guard. Smalls, if our memory serves as right, was a contest- Ant for a seat in Congress in the last House, and his party stood up to him like a atone wall, which makes the treachery all the more remarkable. THE LOS AffCrELES DAILY HERALD: SATURDAY MOKISTING. APRIL 20, 1889. A Chastly Phantasmagoria. Perhaps tbe whole reading world is sick of hearing of Lower California. It is a long and atragging territorial annex of Alta California, which was not at- l tached to the United States, following ' the Mexican war, because its utter wortblessnesß was well understood. It has been for decades the scene of innum erable "fakes," from the celebrated Mag dalena Bay fiasco to the Santa Clara , humbug of the other day. The worst thing about Lower California is that it sounds so much like Southern California that, to the average reader in the East, it is the same thing, and this region gsts the discredit of all the wretched abor tions that are generated there. The peo- , pie of the United btates neither desire to buy, steal nor conquer »oy Mexican territory; and, if they did.Jthey have sense enough to let Lower California alone. With the exception of a few cattle ranches, there is nothing in Lower California worth having until the great Lower California Desert is reached. The only value attaching to that would be if there were an opportunity of photograph ing it in little, when its terrors.would so far transcend any imaginings ot tbe urear and ghastly horrors of the great Sahara Desert that it might be said to have an artistic value as the precise ex emplification of that "desolation with which the land is made desolate" of the scriptural phrase. On this great desert of Lower California a jack rabbet would require an expanse of one hundred thous and acres in which to eke out a sickly existence, while a horned toad would be rjtnly languidly alive on a quarter section of land. As a region for the canning of turtles there would be something in 1 tbe proposition, but that is a complex matter, involving industry and cap ital. The expanses of clear, white sand are so illimitable in Lower Cali fornia, a short distance below Ensenada, that thousands of turtle invade the land [ for a siesta. Canght in the act of taking a nap, they are easily turned over, and | subject to the arts of the canner. But it would cost so much to transport the | canned turtle to a market that oven this possibility has no commercial value. [We had forgotten! In addition to her ! horned toads, worthless placer mines and most plentiful lack of rainfall, Lower California rejoices in the possession of I the International Company of Mexico, <t corporation compounded of brass, gas and J'* 1 ' PfOfP 6o ' ll66B ! which would discount Hh? moßt , lyi " g f P ro ° unc f - l ™ -oes Martin Ghtu J 6Wlt f ° u ° d , m tLe . town , „ , . j , the law and the of Eden. And this is> prophets as respects Lower - i Olve the Worfclnfratan a Shct-vV. We presume that the existing City Council would not sit as, and attempt to exercise the functions of, a municipal legislature unless it believed that it had a right to do so. It is true that this right is questioned, and that that issue is at present beforeithe Supreme Court. The decision may be for or against the adop tion of the new charter, but in any event the Council ought either not to have ac cepted its functions or to have acted on (he supposition that it is a legal body. The leading issue at the late election was the expediency of at once inaugurating work on certain public improvements which are of the first necessity in this city. Amongst these is the betterment of our streets and sewers, and, above all things, the creation of an outfall sewer to the ocean. The Hebald thinks that the Council ought to call an election to determine whether bonds should be issued for the construc tion of an outfall sewer. We believe it requires a notice of thirty days before such a vote can be held, under the charter. If the election should have been called, and the new charter shall be declared by the Supreme Court not to have been ratified, the preliminary work will have counted for nothing. On the other hand, if this august tribunal shall declare the new charter valid, time will have been giined. There are already large numbers of workingmen in Los Angeles without em ployment. The new cable system will be completed shortly, and that wiil throw another contingent out of work. It is highly desirable that the exigent improvements which have been so strongly advocated should be undertaken as soon as possible, and the sooner the initial steps are taken towards that end the better. As the money will have to be spent some time it is especially desir able that all the needed street and sewer work should be entered upon at once. The probabilities are that the Supreme Court will soon reach a decision on the Charter question, but that body is at liberty to take its own time in the mat ter. Should the old Council again come into being it can take up the work of im provement where the new Council left it off. By all means the workingman ought to have a show. Otr esteemed contemporary, the Trib une, had something to say yesterday on what it regards as the equivocal position of our other esteemed morning contemp orary, the Times, on tbe police question. The Tribune ought to remember that time-honored adage, "the case being altered, that alters the ease." The abil ity to change one's opinions for cause is one of the best evidences of the versatil ity of the human intellect. It is even said that only fools remain of one mind always. Now, while the Times may have thought in March that Chief Burns was a consort of gamblers and ealoon keepers, and little better than a pirate, there is nothing, upon a due presentation lof the matter in April, to prevent it from f concluding that in the previous month "it was as mad as a March hare. For instance, there would be a world of conviction that it had pre viously indulged in rash and false judg ment in the appointment of a member of its staff as Deputy Chief of Police. The Tribune is inclined to be too censorious; and while in this atrabilious mood it cannot do justice to the intellectual pro-, cesses upon which the variant opinions of the Times' are founded. i THE OKLAHOMA RUSH. Apparently No Ead to the Procession. A BRUSH WITH BOOMERS The Military to Assist Comity Marshals. OBSTRUCTED BY THE STREAMS Old Soldier Settlers Setting Out. Gamblers and Toughs to the Fore—Other Incidents. Associated Presa Dispatches to the Herald. Arkansas City, Kas., April I!).—The I change of date for the crossing of the Cherokee line by Oklahoma settlers from the 19th (to-day), to yesterday, the 18th, made the number of wagons in the first batch to cross the line smaller than it otherwise would have been. Succeeding events show the change to have been a wise one. Despite the solid live miles of wagons which went into the Strip yesterday morning, the influx during the rest of the duy was enormous. Word that a movement would occur to-d:iy had become wide spread to the north and many settlers, who otherwise would have been hero for the htart, remained in their camp, until the afternoon yeiiterday; so, late in the day there continued to be almost a con tinuous stream of wagons on Summit street. Most of the afternoon arrivals camped here last night and proceeded this morning. Only a few entered the Strip, for there is but one stream between here and Salt Creek Fork fit to camp on, and that is only five miles from the north line of the Strip. PAWNEE BILL'S COLONY STALLED. Wellington, Kas., April 19. —A special to the Standard brought by Courier to Sooth Haven, and from there telephoned to this city, Bays that Pawnee Bill's colony, consisting of 300 wagons, left Hunnowell yesterday, and is now water bound at Salt Fork, of the Arkansas, twenty miles south of that city in the territory. While attempting to ford the swollen and turbulent stream a man named Freither and his horses were drowned in full view of the frightened colonists, who were unable to render him any assistance. The sad accident dem onstrated that fording was out of tbt ques'ion, and the whole colony is nowi engaged in tho construction of a huge ' raft, upon" which they hope to float over to the'other side with their teams and outfits. This afternoon a* tr?in of 485 vehicles, containing colonists bound for Oklahoma, from Salt Lake valley, Utah, points in Colorado, passed six roilei W|as on their southern journey, 1 MEASURES t6 PRESERVE ORDER. Washington, April 19 —An order signed by Assistant-Adjutant-General Kelton, and supposed to bave resulted from tbe Cabinet meeting this afternoon, 1 as just been sent to tbe Commanding General of the Division of Missouri at Chicago. By direction of the Major- General the 'following is communicated: "The President directs General Mcr ritt to act in conjunction with the Mar shals of the United States Courts having jurisdiction in the country opened to settlement under the Presi dent's recent proclamation, to preserve the pence, and will, upon requisition of such deputies, send the troops nnder his command to aid them in executing warrants, making arrests and quelling any riots or broaches of the peace that may occur. He will use bis influence to promote peace and good order, and will take every proper measure to avoid any conflict of arms be tween or with the settlers. He will also sea that the laws relating to the intro duction of ardent spirits into tho Indian country are enforced. A careful enforce ment of these provisions will do very much to promote good order. MISCELLANEOUS TURNOUTS. Caldwell, April 10. —Two thousand camp flies glimmered along the old Reno trail last night, from Caldwell to Fond Creek. To-day a thousand covered wagons are Blowly moving along tbe trail. The day waa favorable, and notwith standing the late heavy rains the trail was in very good condition. The most popular outfit is a strong canvas-covered wagon, drawn by two large, stout horses, and the horses of tho boomers are all looking in good condition. Some large wagons have four, or even six, horses. Some parties are mounted on ponies and carry a whole camp outfit behind their saddles. Some are crossing the strip in buggies. A PLUCKY KANSAS WIDOW. An odd turnout is a large, old fash ioned buggy, drawn by two shaggy yel low horses, a colt hitched by its mother, and a black cow tied behind. The driver is a woman, and she drove with one hand while the other supported a little child. A shocky-headed youngster of 10 followed behind. The woman was a Kansas widow seeking a home in the promised land. A PEACKABLE CLASS OF MEN. All the stories to the contrary told not withstanding, it does not seem that there can be any trouble among the men, who are driving over the trail to-day. They are as fine a body of men as ever went into a new country. Most of them are Kansac and Nebraska farmers, and al though a gun is in every wagon and across every saddle - bow, the owners are men who will use them to keep the peace and not to make trouble. Most of tbe wagon boomers got out of Caldwell yesterday and this morning, there were about 4,000 of them. Many of them have little or no money, but almost all are well equipped for camp YJ*> Salt Fork, Poud Creek and almost all other streams in the strip, it is thought, can be forded, although everyone is very high. All is doubt about the chances of fording the Cimarron, and a wagon left Caldwell last night bearing a large boat with which the owners expect to start a ferry. THE OLD SOLDIERS' COLONIES. Arkansas City, April 19.—Last night the Old Soldiers' Union Colony of this city held its last meeting before go ing to Oklahoma. The colony consists of 150 old soldiers. Of those, 120 will leave on Monday tj look up a homestead each under the soldier clause. The members will go by train. They have started a wagon train with supplies of tents and provisions, and a raft sufficiently large to ferry all their accoutrements across any stream between here and Oklahoma. The Old Soldiers' Colony of Wichita] Parted ten wagons yesterday. They t (fill enter at Caldwell. THE LAND OFFICES GUTTING READY. ' Land Register Dillie returned last j oight from Guthrie. He says the roof ' is on his land offlco and it will be ready 1 for occupancy to-night. The land offl- ' :ers, both at Kingfisher and Guthrie, J held a consultation last night aDd out an official notice as to the mar Mt in which applications for claims be filed. Two hundred land t' j( , r day will be the limit of eacV, o rfl(f e> THE "rUSTLERB" AT T A%IK TRADE. Word was brought ' rfftTo i aßtn igtit from Purcell. by a man wno was there yester day, that a gt**t deal of lawlessness exists tU9 BO uthern border cf flo said a man was "held U P" in the streets of Puvcell in broad day- Ught and robbed of $300. The boomers d*fy the law. They havo purchased or hired every available horse in the neigh borhood and will mount and wade through the Canadian river just before noon Monday. When the signal flag drops at noon sharp, there will be a desperate land race ou the opposite bauk. The gamblers and toughs declare they will let no one pass a certain dis tance who is not one of them. THE RAILWAY IN QUANDARY. Caldwell, April 19.—The rush of people who will try to take-the Rock Island route between to-day and Monday will be so great that the Rock Island almost despairs of being able to accom modate them. One colony of 000 will leave Wichita to-morrow. Ganeral Pas senger Agent Sebastian, as soon as hp heard of the possible trouble at Pond Creek, telegraphed to Wichita that the road would furnish free transportition to' teams and wagons, if tickets were sold to the owners, the travelers to provide their own transportation from Pond Creek. Mtnager Gresn, of ' the stage line ("Cannon Ball Green," as he is known throughout Sonthweet), is buying all the horses to be had here and in the neighboring country. He shipped tweuty-eix to Pond Creek 'his morning. Fourteen stages, in addition to those used by the old Fort Keno line, which are at Pond Creek, were shipped from Wellington to-day. The Rock Island officials, who returned from Pond Creek this afternoon, say the reports of the high water have been greatly exaggerated, and that Captain Woodson reports from the frontier that there will be no trouble with the etieams. RIVERS REPORTED RISING. Arkansas City, April It).—The Arkan sas and Walnut rivers are rising rapidly. The Walnut has gone up ten feet alone since morning. Congressman Weaver, of lowa, will arrive to-night. Ho says he will take up a claim near Guthrie. This mormug, at Chillicoco station, 500 Texas cattle were let loose on the prairie. The cattle of tbe train of boom ers passing at the time were stampeded. The cattle hitched to the wagons were mixed with the Texas cattle and lost to the owners. A man named Wat?on, from trterling, Neb., in trying to preserve hin outfit from the enraged cattle, was trampled under foot and badly injured. THE FENCES BEING DEMOLISHED. Caldwell, April 19.—The cattle men are making HO attempt *0 protect their i. nj.j »>,j _ boomers are fences hi me o.np, and w ~ , cutting them. Hundreds oi ol fences will be broken to pieces. the stream of wagons. Caldwell, Kan., April 19.—Tbe stream of wagoDS continued unabated all through to-day. One man, who lives close to the bridge line, kept count of the teams passing, and, up to 4 o'clock this after noon. 1,153 had gone to Oklahoma. Four hundred teams forded bait Fork river, a few miles south of the terminus of the Rock Island road in Indian Territory. KNIGHTS OF TUB FABER ON HAND. The town is full of special correspond ents, who are writing from imagination and against space. A cowboy from Caldwell, who arrived late last night, says the Cimarron is very high, and that up to the time ho left eighteen persons had been drowned try ing to ford the stream. No definite in formation can be learned of the drown ing- At one time this morning there were over a hundred wagons on the streets. HUNTING DOWN TRESPASSERS. Wichita, Aoril 19.—The Daily Eagle special from Purcell, I. T,, says that tne Chief Deputy Marshal at that place, with a posse, have, all afternoon, been en gaged in hunting tbe boomers in the Oklahoma land opposite the city. They returned this afternoon with one party and have now corralled iv the woods aud ravines a party of 300. Chicago, April 19. —A special dis patch to the Times from Purcell, I. T., says: There has been a battle between the United States Marshals and the boomers. Several of the latter were taken prisoners. Seven of them were severely wounded and one deputy mar shal was slightly hurt. A raid was made by the United States Deputy Marshals this afternoon on the boomers who had disregarded the law and taken up claims in Oklahoma. For several days men on horseback and in wagons had been seen fording the South Canadian river, north of Purcell, and disappearing in the tim ber to the eastwaid. Men who came in from hunting trips reported having seen large bodies of the boomers moving in a northeasterly direc tion, and a hunter, who arrived last night, declared that he had found a man plowing in a secluded valley, about twenty miles from Porcell, This morning at sunrise thirteen prai rie schooners, well manned, crossed the Santa Fe tracks below the city, forded the river and were soon out of sight. They were seen, however, and a meeting of citizens was called. Tho feeling against the trespasser ran high, and, inside of thirty minutes, half a dozen fiery speeches had been made. It was finally decided that the Chief Deputy Marshal be called upon to try to expal the raiders. He said he would do so, and immediately sent one of his assistants to rally his men. This afternoon the chief deputy, accompanied by thirteen assistants, rode down to the river and took the same ford. There was a fresh trail leading to the northeast, and the party followed this at a gallop. SURPRISED AT THIER DINNER. About four miles out, one of the men noticed a thin cloud of smoke rising above the cottonwoods to the right. A halt was called and three of the party reconnoitred. They discovered four wagons about 300 feet from the trail and five men seated around a fire eating their dinner. They were unceremoniously or dered to "bitch up," and were sent back in charge of one of the deputy marshals. A VOLLEY GREETS THE POSSE. The posse was deployed as skirmishers and advanced slowly several miles. Sud denly a shot was heard on the left and a bullet clipped a leaf above the head of one of the party. A minute later a vol ley rang oat in front, and a pony ridden by one of the deputies sank' to tbe ground, with a ballet in its head. A sheet of flame poured from he barrier and a .other shower of bullets sped toward, the officers. They bad been Bufflr_ 6Tl tly warned, however, md but one c A their _ uru ber was hit. and bis wound ffW) not se rious. The Chief , Deputy o_^ ere _ a retreat, and gathered j llß about him for a council of war. was evident that the'barricade was quite heavily manned, and that a direct assault would prove disastrous. There- i fore it was decided to divide the party and attack the flanks of tho enemy.. This movement brought the deputies directly above the barricade. At a given signal , thoy began shooting from the top of the ravine right into the midst of the boom ers, who were utterly unable to defend themselves from such attacks. SOME SUARI' HUOOTINU. • The chief of the deputies called out for his men to "charge." Kach unßlung his Winchester and surged forward. They fired into the thicket and shouted like mud men. There was no response for several minutes, and the men began to think they had dispersed the assailants. Tney soon discovered their mistake. A men popped from behind a log and fired at them, and this was the signal for an other fusillade from his friends. He retreated down the ravke just in time to escape the fire of the deputies, who continued to advance and , pump their repeaters. Half way down the ravine the deputies discovered a rough barricade of logs and biush across the entrance, and simultaneously a voice exclaimed : "Now give it to them, boys." Ten min utes of rapid firing ensued and then a cry for quarter went up from the barricade. "We surrender!" Bhouted a man when the firing ceased. WOUNDED AND PRISONERS. A hasty advance to the fort and the officers were in charge of thirty prison ers, ueven of whom were severely wound ed. Two of these, Thomas Mullins and David Winship, will probably die. Mul lins has a bullet in his left lung and Win ship one-in his abdomen. Martin Fallon, of Gainesville, Texas, received a ball in his left thigh. John T. White, of Fort Worth, was 1 struck in the shoulder. SamUel Dodd, of North Carolina, has a deep .gash in his forehead. Edward Frab ishey, of Texas, suffers from a shattered arm. John Young, of Louisiana, is shot through the shoulder. The prisoners, all of whom had rifles and revolvers and plenty of ammunition, were disarmed, the wounded cared for as well as pos sible under the circumstances, and the march to Furcell was taken up. The wagons and personal property of the boomers were destroyed, MOSTLY FROM TEXAS. The gang were all Southerners, mostly from Texas and presented a forlorn ap -1 pearance. Their Captain, Edward Mcintosh, said he had been concealed in 1 a ravine for three days, and that the party was only the advance guard of a body of more than four hundred who, through agents sent ahead, had selected their claims and proposed to bold them with the Winchester against all comers. 1 Mcintosh and other prisoners were taken 1 to a prison pen live miles southwest of Parcell and placed under a strong guard. As but one of the Marshals was wounded and his injury is trifling, a charge of murder cannot be brought against, the men. They may be arrested for resisting arrest, but the belief is that they will be released after Oklahoma is opsnsd. A detachment of fifty cavalry is ex pected here to-iuorrow and a scout will probably result in the discovery of many otiier outfits which are still across the river. Late ttvnight it is reported that a large number of Texans, who have en- off the Wichita river, are on their WAy t9 JFjJrcell. Tliis, causes a fear that they will attempt ti rescue Ibe prisoners. STOPPING THEIR GROG. Arkansas City, April 10.—Marshal Jones, of Kansas, and Needles, of Indian Territory, who are in authority over In dian Territory and Oklahoma, announce that they have instructed their deputies to confiscate all liquors brought into the Territory. These Instructions are based on tbe ruling of the Attorney-General that Oklahoma is within the limits of Indian Territory and the laws pertaining to the sale of in toxicating liquors within the Territory apply to this section. As it is impossible to get liquor into Oklahoma without pas sing through the Territory, and as the laws against bringing liquor into any part of Indian Territoiy a:e very strict, those thinking of going into the Territory will save thomselves much expense and trouble by abandoning their purpose. Fight companies of infantry and four of cavalry are in the Territory to asßist in enforcing the laws. TOO SMALL A TOWNSITE. A monster meeting was held here to day and a memorial addressed to the President and Secretary of the Interior setting forth that the reservation of 320 acres for a towusite for Guthrie is totally inadequate, and petitioning that the Sec retary may parmit an entry of four con tiguous sites of 320 acres each. Collector ol Internal Revenue Acers. to-day received a telegram from Commis sioner of Internal Revenue Mason, say ing that arrangements had been made to give the collectors sufficient force for any work necessary to prevent the sale cf liquors in Oklahoma, and instructing him to issue no special stamps for that district and saying that the gov ernment will not peimit the sale of liquor there. Collector Acers has accordingly started eleven deputy collectors to Guth rie. The intention is to have them on the ground in advance of the boomers and arrange to prevent the sale of liquors. NO PRIVILEGES TO CORPORATIONS. Washington, April 19.—Secretary No ble, to-day rendered the following deci sion relative to townsites in Oklahoma: "Department or the Interior. "To the Commissioner of the General Land Office. t"I am in reoeipt of your communica tion of the 15th inst., relative to the ap plication of the Oklahoma Capital City Townsite and Improvement Company, asking permission to locate and enter cer tain lands in Guthrie and Kingfisher land districts for townsites in Indian Terri tory, said application having been re ferred by the Department to your office. I concur in the views expressed by you in your said communication, that there is no authority to grant the application of the Oklahoma Capital City Townsite and Improvement Company to enter lands as now presented, and I am also of opinion that the provisions of the act of March 4th, 1889, pro viding for entries of lands for town sites under sections 2,378 and 2,388 of the revised statutes does not ap ply to corporations of this character. Although the President might have power to reserve lands for townsite pur | poses under section 2,380 of the rovised statutes, such reservation could not be made for the benefit of a corporation of this character, but would be disposed of in the manner now provided by law." Boarder (cracking an egg)—" Wall, I declare!" Waiter (excitedly)—" What is it?" Boarder—"Why, tbie egg has a double yelk." Waiter— "Poolir that's nothin'—gen'lman y iatldday had a chick en !"—[Detroit Free Press. FROM WASHINGTON. A Number of Additional Appointments. GALLANT CITIZEN SOLDIERS. Preparation for the Centennial. Doubts Expressed Abont tke Charleston. [Associated Press Dispatches to the Hsrald.i Washington, April 19.—The President made the following appointments to day : Solon W. Stocking, New York. Ex aminer-in-Chief in the Patent Office; Harrison Kelley, Jacksonville, Ore., Re ceiver of Public Moneys at Drewsey, Ore.; James R. Hayden, Olympia, W. T., Receiver of Public Moneys at Seattle, W. T.; Jay B. Huntington, of Oregon, Register of the Lznd Office at Drew sey, Ore. OUR CITIZEN SOLDIERS. The War Department ia in receipt daily of requisitions for ordinance and quartermaster stores for equipment of militia under the annual appropriation of $400,000. In the Territories particu larly there are signs of activity among the militia forces. Old organizations are gradually changing their equipment to conform to that of the regular army. It is thought there will be fully 00,000 militiamen in New York on tho occasion of the centennial celebration. This fact is thought significant of the wonderful efficiency of the present organization, makiog it possible to concentrate an army of well-drilled, well-equipped soldiers within a day at almost any of the im portant cities of the Atlantic Coast. With forty-eight hours for preparation, an army of nearly 75,000 soldiers could be gathered. BIDS ON THE COABT CRUISER. The Board of Bureau officers, which has been considering proposals received for buildiug an armored coast defense vessel, has completed its work and re ports to the Secretary of the Navy. It is understood that the Board finds that it is not possible to build the vessel under the lowest bid ($1,614,000) and comply with the terms of the act of Congress, which fixes the total coßt of the Naval rams, batteries and other Naval struc tures to be built under its authorization, at $2,000,000. Out of this to tal must come the armor for for the coast defense vessel, which is not to be furnished by the contractor, and which will cost $350, --000, the anchors, boats, etc., and a Bub marine boat, for which proposals were received some months ago. Altogether there would be a deficit of about $100,000, if the lowest bid for buildiug this power ful vessel was accepted. The next move of the Department, if the report is ac cepted by Secretary Tracey, will be to re auvertse ; for proposals, and if that fails to secure a reduction, then to appeal to Congress for an increase in the limits of the total cost. ; CHARGED WITH BEING A BOLTER. Charges have been filed with the Pres ident against ex-Representative Smalls, of South Carolina, which, if proved true, are likely to prevent his appointment as Collector of Customs at Beaufort, which js said to have been previously deter mined npcn. One of the charges made against him is that he bolted the party ticket at the last Presidential election, and has committed acts of treachery to the party which make him unfit for the least recognition at the hands of the pre sent administration. THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. According to the present arrangement for the Centennial Celebration, the Presi dential train will leave Washington early Monday morning, bearing the Pres ident, Cabinet and their families. Ar riving at Elizabeth, N. J., they will breakfast with Governor Green, of New Jersey. The party will then proceed to Eiizabethport, where they will take the boat tor New York city, land ing at the wharf where Washington stepped ashore. Tbe party will proceed to the City Hall and listen to tbe oration to be delivored by Chauncey Depew. After luncheon, President Harrison will hold a reception for three hours, and will then be driven to the Fifth Avenuo Hotel. He will also attend the ball Monday night. Blame has promised to respond to the toast, "House of Representatives,'" at the banquet Tuesday night. OSBORNE'S OPPONENT. Frank W. Palmer, of Illinois, has loomed up during the past few days as a dangerous competitor against Osborne, of L'js Angeles, for Public Printer. Palmer is also a newspaper man, having ed : 4ftf j[ the Dcs Moines, la., Register, Claikson, now Assistant Postr JJati;er .Q en , eral, took it, and subsequently the Chi cago Inter-Ocean. He was in Congress from lowa when Harrison was Congress man. He is said to be Harrison's per sonal preference. Osborne's friends are making a desperate struggle in his be half, and Osborne himselT had a close consultation with Secretary Halfordon tho subject to-day. A "blO TREE*' GROVE CLAIMED. Secretary Noble made a decision to-day in reference to certain land in the Stock ton Land District. Messrs. Waggoner & Frederick made application to the Com missioner of the General Land Office to purchase, under the special timber law relating to the Pacific Coast, a part of a section o' land in tbe Stockton District, the land in question being covered by groves of tbe celebrated Cali fornia big trees. The applications were rejected by the Commissioner, a petition having been sent to him that the resi dents hf the locality desire to have the hind set apart for a public park. The Secretary has directed that an investiga tion be made to determine the true char acter of the land, and to ascertain whether or not the claimants' preten sions to purchase this land are made in good faith. DOUBTS ABOUT THE CHARLESTON. The new cruiser, Charleston, was to have started from San Francisco on her trial trip to-day. There is some anxiety felt at the Navy Department as to the result of the Charleston trial, as the re quirement in the matter of horse-power is very severe. Under the contract stip ulation the engines must 6how 7,000 indi cated horse-power for four consecutive hours, which is expected to result in over 18 knots speed. Reports have reached the Department that the celebrated Japanese cruiser, lianiwa Kan, which formed the pattern for the Charleston, succeeded in reach ing this speed for a short time only, after she had been given eighteen separate trials, but it is hoped the Charleston is an improvement on her prototype. Two Local Bertha Filled. Washington, April 19.—Dr. Splairn baa been appointed keeper of Point Montana Fog Signal station, California, and John 0. Linn keeper 01 Yerba Buena Navy depot, California.