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fsTipnsHEn 18S0. Incorporated 158S. > ) J. H. ESTIIiL, President. \ BOOMERS FULL OF PLUCK all BOUND TO GET THAR IN SPITS OF HADES AND HIGH WATER. The Loss of Horses in a Stream Only Results in a Mad Rush to Catch a Train The Government Orders the Military to Co-operate With the Civil Authorities. Wellington, Kan., April 19.—Two Oklahoma colonist outfits attempted this morning to cross Slate creek, which is preatly swollen at Foraker’s ford, two miles south of this city. The first horses to eDter wore drowned, the wagon swept a ay and the occupants rescued with great difficulty. Without at tempting to save the submerged wagon, or its contents, the boomers hastily drove the other outfit to a farm house near by, leaving it in charge of the farmer, and mounting horses, galloped away to the near est railroad station to take the cars for Oklahoma. They had traveled over 200 miles overland, and said they were deter mined to reach Oklahoma in 6pite of “ and high water.” A BOOMER DROWNED. A special to the Standard, brought by a courier to South Have and from there tele phoned to this city, says: “Pawnee Bill’s colony, consisting of 300 wagons, left Hunnewell yesterday, and is now water bound at the Salt Fork of the Arkansas, twenty miles south of that city in the territory. While attempting to ford a swollen and turbulent stream, a man. named Freitber, and his horses, were drowned in full view of the frightened colonists, who were unable to render him any assistance. The sad accident demon strated that fording was out of the question and the whole colony is now engaged in the construction of a huge raft upon whioh they hope to float over to the other side with their teams anhoutfits. A MONSTER WAGON TRAIN. “Thisafternoon, a train of 485 vehicles, containing colonists bound for Oklahoma from Salt Lake Valley, Utah, and points in Colorado, passed six miles west on their southern journey. It is reported that yes terday evening, while crossing the strip, a fight took place between cattlemen and boomers over some fence cutting, and that four men wore killed, and that the trouble is not yet over. The rumor can not be confirmed.” ACTION OF THE GOVERNMENT. Washington, April 19.—Four clerks, who are thoroughly informed as to the de tailed work of local land offices, left the gen eral land office to-day for Guthrie and Kiug Fisher stago stations in Oklahoma to assist the local land officers. The following order, supposed to have re sulted from the cabinet meeting this after noon, has been sent by telegraph to the commanding general of the division of Mis souri, at Chicago: Adjutant General s Officn. I Washington. April 10, 189. f By direction of the major general, the follow ice is communicated: The President directs that Gen. Merritt act in conjunction with the marshal of the United Slates courts having jurisdiction in the country opened to settlement under the President’s proclamation, to preserve peace, and will, upon requisition of such marshals, or their duly au thorized deputies, use the troops under his com mand to aid them in executing the warrants, making arrests and quelling all riots or breaches of the peace that may occur. He will use his influence to promote peace and good order, and will take every proper measure to avoid any conflict of arms between or with the settlers. He will also tee that the laws relating to the introduc tion of ardent spirits into the Indian country are enforced. Careful enforcement of these in structions will do very much to promote good order. ,J. c. Kklton, Assistant Adjutant General. GLIMMER OF THE CAMP FIRES. Caldwell, Kan., April 19.—One thou sand camp fires glimmered along the old Reno stage trail last night from Caldwell to Pond creek. To-day 1,000 canvas cov ered wagons slowly moved along the trail. The day was favorable notwithstanding t e heavy rains, the trail, whioh is aimo-t identical with the old Caldwell nnd Fort Reno trail, was in very fair condition. The most popular outfit is a strong canvas cov ered Stode aker wagon drawn by two large, stout horses, and the horses of the boomers are all looking in good condition. Some large wagons have four or even six horses. Some parties are mounted on pomes and carry white camp outfits mhind their saddles. Some are cross ing the strip in buggies. One east ern outfit is a large, old-fashioned buggy, drawn by two shaggy yellow horses with a colt hitched by its mother, and a black cow tied behind. The driver is a woman and 6he drove with one hand while with <*e other she supported a little child. a rhooky headed youngster of 10 fol lowed behind, now and then stopping to wade m tho water that fills the buffalo w&liows and pelt the old cow. The woman was a Ivrnsas widow seeking a home in the promised laud. THE SOLDIER ELEMENT. Four horses pull a largo room, like a lavelmg photographer's outfit, upon which lar ,f e letters read: “The Great War now. From tho great number of old ,of S who are among the colonists it ,“ * oem to show that they meant busi “ seolns as if half of the men on the 'rai wear Grand Army badges. ;, s *. ones to the contrary, notwithstand , £' j, “°° s n °t seem that there can be any , .5’ amori 8 the men who are driving i, . “e trail to-day. They are as fine a Pioneers as ever went into anew v . try The most of them are Kansas nnd svenr* farm ‘’ r< > ,lnf ! although a gun is in „,,T wa 3on and across every whnVLn ow ’, the owners are men ’ in use them to keep tho peace and J,,° ma ko trouble. They know how to W n fi!'" * uns 'f necessary There has not „ lßa *t trouble between the wagon cl liv'm 00 hrst went into camp at not , he modt of the wagon boomers mn,*ni °t„ Caldwoll yesterday and this M * here wore about 4,Oik) of them, hut . them have little or no money, lif- "ti* 1 8 1 aro well equipped tar camp town u . r8 .,, ar0 a till many men in row “ a t will go down to-day and to-mor true-n„, .th 0 frail to Pond creek, and Pj,L.h* to the stago to take them to King rr„. m or ™*bon, the name which the new ive „ "I 1 * 1 K ‘ ve to the town. Halt Fork, ftrii, ifT vi a,lf t al ' other streams in the s thought, can bo forded, although bout tho" i’ vpry hig h- There is doubt ton „A 0 R,i auees R f fording the Cimar sivhtt! , wa B° n left Caldwell Inst om.„ annK 8 la > ge boat, with which the n<! ‘s expect to start. A RUSH OF COW BOYS. n, n Zt! lV : m to the men who have, during Chrnlr„ t w entv-four hours, entered tho ‘ato tl tr T’ t? rft will bw a sccat rus i lifp !,L? lUtUry . Monday by cow boys who cattle ,1 1\ w °f hing for the Cherokee st rip on rn.i ‘ ■'hlmrrat all of those working theii^ 0 ii'i 8 aro * Mll l Cabined have given up os A mm* Bm<l 8 m <l he on thu border to bee,'Jr They do not intend c.au u , B T. araie r*' hut will take a goo 1 loci; ; r “°W it tintil they ran sell it and bo ami,,. ’’ the round-up. The cattle men uro ft attempt to protect their fenoes -trip, and the boomers are cus.lug The Morning News. them. Hundreds of miles of fences will be broken to pieces. To-day word was received here that whisky could be sold in the strip, but no saloon wagon* have yet started. They would do little business for awhile anyway, for 7,000 or 8,000 men who have started from Caldwell have taken 7,000 or 8,000 quarts of whisky with them. The business done by drug stores in this line is euormous. The second bank for King Fisher was organized here yesterday after noon. The stream of wagons continued un abated all through to-day, and fully as many wagons passed over the Bluff Creek bridge as yesterday. One man who lives close to this bridge line kept the count of the teams passing up to 4 o’clock this afternoon. Eleven hundred and fifty three had gone over the road to Oklahoma. Four hundred teams fol ded Salt Fork river, a few miles south of the terminus of the Rock Island road in the Indian territory. To-morrow morning the Rock Island will commence running trains to Pond Creek, where it makes connections with stages through to King Fisher and Fort Reno. A REVENUE agent’s ORDERS. St. Louis, April 19.—George B. Clark of this city, a revenue agent in charge of the districts of Missouri and Illinois, received instructions yesterday from Commissioner Mason to proceed to Oklahoma territory and take charge of the government's in terest there as far as internal revenue re striction and collections were concerned. The United States marshal and military will co-operate with the internal revenue agent in enforcing the law. It is anticipated that a large amount of liquor will be carried in the new country, and an attempt will be made to sell it with out license. It is also thought that the new comers will not obey the law prohibiting the 3ale of whisky to Indians. This law will be rigidly enforced. Trouble is expected from this quarter. EFFECTS OF THE CHANGE IN THE DATE. Arkansas City, Kan., April 19.—The change of date for crossing the Cherokee strip line by the Oklahoma settlers from the 19th (to-day) to yesterday, the 13th, made the number of wacons in the first batch to cross the line smaller than it other wise would have been. Succeeding events show the change to have been a wise one. Despite the solid five miles of wagons which went into the strip yes terday morning, the influx during to-day was enormous. Word that the movement would occur to-day had become widespread to the uorth, and many settlers who other wise would have been here for the start, remained in their camps until after noon yesterday. So, lat 9in the day there con tinued to be an almost continuous string of wagons on Summit street. Most of the afternoon arrivals camped here last night, and proceeded this morning. Only a few had entered the strip, for there is but one stream between here and Salt Fork fit to camp on, and that is only five miles from the north line of tho strip. old soldiers’ colonies. Last night the Old Soldiers’ Union Colony, of this city, held its last meeting before going to Oklahoma. A. L- Mowrev is president. The colony consists of 150 old soldiers. Of these 120 will leave Monday to look up a homestead each, under the soldiers’ clause. The location has been selected, but they will not reveal it. The members will will go by train. They have started a wagon train with supplies of tents and pro visions, and a raft sufficiently large to ferry all accoutrements across any stream be tween here and Oklahoma. The Old Soldiers’ Colony of Wichita started ten wagons yesterday. They will enter at Cald well. Land Register John I. Dillio returned last night from Guthrie. He says that the roof is on his land office, and it will be ready for occupancy by to-nignt. Tho King Fisher land officers will leave for King Fisher Saturday. The others will go to Guthrie Sunday. Two hundred land filings per day will be the limit of each office. LAWLESSNESS AT PURCELL. Word was brought here last night from Purcell by a man who was there yesterday that a great deal of lawlessness exists along the southern border of Oklahoma. He said a man was “held up” in tho streets of Pur cell in broad daylight and robbed of 1300. The boomers defy the law. They have purchased every available horse in tho neighborhood 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 on the opposite bank. The gam biers and toughs declare that they will let no one pass a certain distance who is not one of them. Tie town is full of special correspondents. A glaring misstatement was made yesterday in a St. Louis paper. The Arkansas river was said to be out of its banks threatening the town. The Arkansas has not boon out of its banks for more than sixteen years. A cowboy from Caldwell, who arrived last night, says the Cimarron is very high, and that up to the time he left eighteen persons had been drowned trying to ford the scream. He can give no names, as ho said he did not inquire. No definite infor mation cun be learned of the drowning. At one time this morning there were over 100 wagons on the stream. TROOPS IN READINESS. Leavenworth, Kan., April 19.—A1l the troops at this garrison, including part of the hospital corns, with the exception of one company of infantry, are under arms and ready to follow Gen. Merritt and his aide, Lieut. Dodge, into Oklahoma at an hour’s notice. Gen. Merritt and his aide are now on their way to the territory. The general is vested with discretionary power. The troops detailed for this service from this point consist of four companies of infantry; only a small garrison guard and a company of Gardeners being left. The infantry company mentioned as excepted is under orders to leave for Newport barracks, Kentucky. The order to move was received at noon to-day. Reinforcements will reach tho territory and ba ready for service be fore Oklahoma is opened to the settlers. ONLY ONE-THIRD TILLABLE. Kansas City, April 19.— Prof. Frank A. Fitzpatrick, superintendent of the Leaven worth public schools, has returned from Oklahoma. He was over much of the ter ritory and believes not more than one-third of ft is tillable. Ho thinks thero aro already too many colonists for the new country. A BATTLE REPORTED. Wichita, Kan., April 19.—A special to tho Patli/ Eagle, from Purcell, says that the chief deputy marshal at that place, with a posse, has all the afternoon been en gaged in hunting boomers in Oklahoma, opposite that city. They returned at 4 o’clock with one party, and have now cor rated in the woo'd* and ravinos a party of 300. Intelligence has been received there that an engagement took place be tween a party of boomers and the deputies, in which several persons were wounded. The boomers, who were mostly Texans, it is said, were attacked in a barricade of logs and stones by the deputies und commenced firing. The volleys were returned with spirit for some time, but the boomers sur rendered after some had been wounded. Fostmastor Pearson Dying. New York, Aoril 19.—Pox nastor Pear son is dying nt the residence of bn falher iu-law, Tho*. L. James, at Highlands, N, J., SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1889. GOTHAM HAS A BIG FI HE. IT SWEEPS ALONG TBB NORTH RIVER FOR 31X BLOCKS. The Total Lobs Estimated at $2,000,- OOO—Every Engine Above Four teenth 6treot Called Out to Do Ser vice—One Man Known to Have Been Killed. New York, April 19.—The biggest and fiercest fire that New Yorkers have wit nessed in this generation swept the east bank of the North river clear to-day, from Fifty-ninth street to what would be Sixty fifth street, if the street ran to the river there. It destroyed more than $1,500,000 worth of prop erty belonging to the New York Cental railroad and at least $500,000 worth of_storo of lard, flour and the like, belonging to other persons, notably N. K. Fairbanks, the great Chicago lard merchant. It. destroyed two big elevators, and the big Vanderbilt build ing stretching from 59th to 00th and occu pied jointly by the Fairbanks lard refinery and the Rossiter stores, and wiped out the dock property of the New York Central system from 59th to past 65th street. AT LEAST ONE FATALITY. At least one man was killed in his head long flight from the fire at the first out break. A number were Injured by jump ing from windows of the burning building, but in tho wild terror of the tremendous conflagration no account was kept of them. The police have a record of the following casualities: Henry Benning, a workman in Fair banks' refinery, killed by jumping from a third story window. John Johnson, a workman in Fair banks’, severely injured in the back by jumping from a window. Charles Brown, severe injuries about the head from the same source. William J. Noble, fireman of engine No. 2, prostrated by heat while at work at the foot of Fifty-Ninth street. Edward H. Tobin, a fireman, likewise prostrated by the heat. Rumors were flying around all the even ing that a number of workmen had been caught and burned in the Fairbanks refi nery, but it was impossible to ascertain the truth of them. A MONSTER CROWD. At least 250,000 people turned out to watch the brilliant sight beyond the police lines on Twelfth avenue. All West Side lines were blocked and elevated trains car ried swarms of people from up and down town to swell the crowd. The police patrols were called out to preserve order. Every tire engine above Fourteenth street was called out in the work of extinction, but the firemen fought against tremendous odds, partly owing to the nature of the ground, and their efforts were wasted. They made absolutely no impression. WHERE IT STARTED. The fire broke out in the southeast corner of Fairbanks’ refinery where workmen were busy at the time putting in anew lard cooling apparatus. How it started no one knows and probably no one ever will. Soaked in grease as the old building was, it was aflame in an instant. From the ground floor the fire swept upward to tho roof with the speed of a race horse. Men at work in every story dropped their tools and ran for life. The stair hole was a glowing chimney of fire. The windows were the only way out. The men flung themselves out by scores headlong and behind them burst out the flames. How many were there no one could tell. Those who came out were picked up and carried away by their friends, shuddering to think that some might have been left. Crying wives and mothers crowded the po lice lines shouting for their husbands and sons, or begging for news of them. They were turned back and bidden to look in the throngs for those they sought. SEIZING NEW FOOD. The fire swept on through Fairbanks’ re finery to the old establishment of W. J. Wilcox Company, upon the water front, between Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth streets, occupying half of a building, 200x209 feet, that filled out the block. The refinery was on the south half and the Rossiter stores for general merchandise on the north side. A strong brick wall divided the building in tho middle. Upon this brick wall the fire men hung their hope for half an hour for a desperate effort. The flames beat against it, heated it red hot, other walls and the roof fell in upon it. It stood like a rock Anything but such Ja fire it would have re sisted. FED BY MOLTEN LARD. But the flames fed by molten lard burned fiercely aud leaped high. They leaped above and around it and reached across Sixtieth street, and on a slip over there stood the first aud biggest of the enormous grain elevators of tho New York Central railroad. It was elevator A. It stood presenting its gable end to the flames that wore blown toward it. Once that caught fire there would be no saving elevator B, 500 foet further ud the river, and no telliug where the fire would stop, for beyond were freight sheds innumerable. Between the elevators on the water front and Twelfth avenue were* twonty-soven railroad tracks which no fire engine could cross, and next the Union stock yards, a half mile broad enclosure and pens, equally impassable. AN IMPASSABLE BARRIER. Even if a way could have been hewn through the enclosures and tracks, between the two was a stone wall with a sudden de scent of five feet. The tracks were much lower than the yard. There was no way for the fire engines to reach the elevators ex cept along Sixtieth street, past the burn ing building, and that was almost impossible then, and was soon to be blocked entirely. The chief saw it and led his men to fight for very life to save the elevators. He know that even if they did get the fire engines into the railroad grounds they would ba of little use, for there was only a six-inch water pipe there and that was good as none at all. He telegraphed for fire boats, the charity commission’s two boats, and for the police patrol. Tho patrol was laid up out of repair, but the others responded. They came down with four or ftvo tugs belonging to the railroad oompany and put their pumps at work to throw water on the threatened buildings. Boon esrery hose was playing from some window in the roof; the pimp ing works in the engine house were working for ail they were worth, and a company of firemen directed operations. CATCHING OB' THE ELEVATOR. It was all in vain. Tho tremendous heat from the fire across tho street dried and warred the wood work of the big frame building. It shriveled up like withered leaves, slates fell from Its sides in a red-bot rain, a thin blue (moke arose from its roof nnd sides, then a tiny wreath of something darker curled from one of the dormer win dows, a dull red light showed behind It. A shout vi eat up, “Toero she goes,” and then caino a burstfro-n half a dozen windowj at once and tno building was on fire. FALL OF THE ROSSITER STORES. The llossitar st >res still stood dark and with oloserl Iron shutters, but toe water thr'wn by the firemen sizzled and boiled when it touched toe burning heat witbio. The nortuwest corner of the wall swayed a inompnt.then it fell with a t hundering crash. The falling wall released 100 tons of stores that rollea out in a blazing heap aud filled Sixtieth street, effectively blocking it. Two engines had run the blockade of the awful heat aud got in on tho railroad tracks. None could now follow. For that matter that would have been useless. NOTHING COULD SAVE IT. The elevator was on fire and nothing could save it. The huge building of 200 feet long and over 125 feet high was ablaze from end to end, from the ground to the top of its tall mansard roof. It was a grand but awful sight. The refinery and Rossiter stores still burned fiercely and wickedly. The heat was so fierce even at a distance of 200 feet that it was thought prudent to clear the stock yards altogether. The same precaution was taken with the shop house, a long three-story building that presented its gable end to the burning refinery. It would not have stood for half an hour had not the wind blown from it. Thus it was saved. FLIGHT OF THE FIREMEN. At the first intimation of danger to the elevator Capt. Killilea had sent policemen into it to warn the firemen out of harm’s way. They fled, leaving their apparatus, and were none too early. A buudrod casks of ale that had been rescued from an iron shed on the river behind the refinery, be fore it went to the bottom with the pier it stood upon in a common wreck, and rolled under the eaves of the ele vator, as it was thought far out of harm's way, were burned thero where they lay. No one longer cared for anything but flight; complete demoraliza tion had seized upon everybody near the fire. There was nothing to be done. The firemen themselves were powerloss. The streams their boats and their couple of engines persisted in throwing against the threatened elevator, no onger Abut B, the noxt building in lino, were worse than useless It was 7 o’clock when the second elevator caught fire. It went like the first. Inflfteen min utes from the first flickering about one of the upper windows, the whole mansard roof was a roaring mass of flames. From that timo on it was the same story over again. CONTENTS OF THE ELEVATORS. Elevator A contained 100,000 bushels of grain, chiefly oats, worth probably 40 cents a bushel. The greater part of the Bmall quantity in elevator B was barley. The two elevators, with a capacity of 2,000,000 bushels, had barely 150,000 in them, worth less than SIOO,OOO. Elevator A was worth $750,000. It was built thirteen years ago. Elevator B was worth SOOO,OOO. They were of brick to the third story. Elevator B was built three years after elevator A.| A large part of the expense was in the solid founda tion, which may be saved. The New York Central also ownod the building at the foot of Fifty-ninth street, in whioh the fire broke out. It was leased to Fairbanks a year ago. It was six-stories high, 200 by 200 and built of brick. Twenty thousand dollars may cover the losses upon that. What are the]losses on Fairbank’s and Ros siter’s stores (is conjectural. Putting the former’s loss at $300,000, Rossiter & Cos. loss individually littler or nothing. Merchants who used their storerooms had foods there, chiefly flour and lard, worth 350,000. The building was full to the roof. Tho railroad's loss is at least $1,300,000. It is covered by insurance, it is said. An other account givos the losses ns follows: Rossiter stores, contents, $90,1,000; the Wilcox Company, stock, $450,000; elevator A, $8 1,000; elevator B, $750,000; dock I) contents, $200,000; dock A, $300,000; Wil cox building, $220,000. NEW VESSELS OF WAR. The Yorktown's Quarters-The Charles ton a Coast Defense Craft. Washington, April 19. —As the work of fitting out and furnishing the new gun boat Yorktown progresses it is found that the accommodation of the forward rooms of the officers are so limited that it will be neces sary to sacrifice to their need part of the commodious quarters set apart for the use of tho captain. This work can be done at the navy yard and without putting the vessel out of commission. TRIAL OF THE CHARLESTON. The new cruiser Charleston was to have started from Han Francisco on her trial trip to-day. The intention was to take her as far south as Han Diego in order that water might be found of sufficient depth to permit of a high speed. There is some anx iety felt at the navy department as to the result of the Char.eston’s jtrial, as the requirement in the matter of horse power is very severe. Under the contract stipula tion the engines must show 7,000 indicated horse power for four consecutive hours, which is expected to result in over eighteen knots an hour speed. SHOWING OF JAPAN’S CRUISER. Reports have reached the department that the celebrated Japanese cruiser Nan 1 Wa Kan, which formed the pattern for tne Charleston, succeeded in reaching this speed for a short distance only after she had been fiven eighteen separate trials, but ft is oped that the Charleston is an improve ment upon her prototype. THE NEW COAST DEFENSE CRAFT. The board of bureau officers which has been considering the proposal received for building an armored coast defense veisel lias completed its work and reported to the Secretary of tho Navy. It is understood that the board finds that it is not possible to build the vessel under the lowest bid ($1,614,009) and comply with the terms of the act of congress, which fixes the total cost of naval rams, batteries or other naval structures to be built under its authoriza tion at $2,000,000. WHAT MUST COME OUT OF IT. Out of this total must come tho coast de fense vessel, which is not to be furnished by the contractor, and which will cost $359,000, anchors, boats, etc., and the submarine boat for which proposals were received some month* ago. Altogether there would be a deficit of about SIOO,OOO If the lowest bid for building this powerful vessel was accepted. The next move of the department, if the report is ac cepted by the Secretary of the Treasury, will be to readvertise for proposals, aud if that fails to Bocure a reduction, then to appeal to congress for an increase in the limit of the total cost. AN ALABAMA APPOINTMENT. M. D. Wlckersham Made the South ern District Attorney. Washington, April 19.—Tho President to-day appointed Morris D. Wickorshamot Alabama to bo United States attorney for the Houthoru district of Alabama. Mr. Wickarshnm is onoof the most prom inent lawyers of Mobile. He served in tho union army during the war, and rose to the rank of colonel. He is au old resident of Alabama, and is said to boa man of char acter and ability. Ho was recommended for tho office by the leading republicans of the state and by many of bis soldier com rades iu the north. Bond Offerings. Washington, April 19.—The bond offer ing* to-day aggregated $103,000. All were accepted at 108 for 4>ss and 129 for 4s. RIFLES IX A_CITY FIGHT. THE TWO PARTIES MAKING IT HOT AT EL PASO, Au Attempt by the Old Republican Mayor to Turn the Office Over to a Successor of His Own Political Stripe Precipitates the Confllct-Tbe Court in Charge. El Paso, Tex., April 19.—The contested city election took anew turn yesterday. For several days past the old mayor (repub lican) and the old council, composed of five democrats and three republicans, have been sitting as a canvassing board, bearing argu ments from the lawyers for the democratic and republican contestants. Yesterday afternoon at an adjourned meeting of the old board tho mayor put a motion made by a democratic member. THE MAYOR EXCITED. Another motion was made by another democratic member, wnnn the mayor sprang to Ids feet, deolined to recognize him, pulled the election returns from his pocket, and announced that he proposed to have the vote counted. A democratic oouncllman moved to adjourn, but the mayor ruled him out of order. The demo cratic members then left the hall, leaving the council without a quorum. The mayor instructed the city clerk to take down the returns as he read them, hut in the absence of a quorum, the clerk declined to do so. counted without a quorum. The mayor then had the vote counted without a quorum and declared the repub licun municipal ticket elect: and. Tho repub lican contestants were sworn in and the new mayor bogan to swear in special police, after appointing the old city marshal aud police force to act. Ho then tried to get into tho city safe. While he was working at tho combination tho marshal sent police men to guard the safe. WINCHESTERS AT HAND. The officer pushod tho now mayor back and took charge of tho snfo but found him self covered immediately afterward by a double barreled shot gun in the hands of one of the now officials. Five cases of Win chester rifles were procured and placed in the hands of special police sworn in by the new mayor and other republicans who had assembled. The city hall was then in charge of an armed posse who refused admittance to two regular city policemen. IN THE HANDS OF THE COURT. The democrats went before tho district judge and socured an injunction restrain ing the new mayor from acting and putting the city hall in the hands of the court. The sheriff served the injunction and the armed posse at the city nail quietly dispersed, leaving him in possession. At 10 o’clock last night the old city council met again with a quorum present and adjourned until to-day when the canvass was to be con tinued. The old mayor having refused to recognize the old council, Councilman Johnston presided and appointed a largo force of special police to act with the city marshal. RUN DOWN BY A FREIGHT. Several Persona Injured but no Fatal ities Apt to Result. Louisville, Ky., April. 19. Passenger train No. 1, on the Short Line due here from Cincinnati at noon, was run into by local freight train No. 33, near Glencoe, at 11 o’clock this morning. A driver on the passenger train engine had broken and the train stopped till it could be repaired. A flagman was sent back, but when the dam age was repaired he was recalled. Just a* the passenger train started, the freight train came aruund the cur.ve in the same direc tion aud dashed into the sleeper “Pon totoc,” which was overturned and badly damaged. NAMES OF THE INJURED. The injured passengers are: Mrs. Ramand of New Orleans, right arm sprained. C. M. Morton, Calvert, Tex., left arm and side bruised. Mrs. 8. Kirper, Allegheny City, Pa., scalp wound. A. J. Devel, Manniston, Mich., head out and left arm sprained. A. J. Dovel, Pinckney, Ohio, right arm bruised. William Dipper, fireman of the freight train, bad his right arm broken aud his scalp wounded. The following were wounded in jumping from the train: Adolph Messor, flagman, left leg bruised. John Walker, brakoman, badly bruised. None of the wounded were dangerously hurt. All of the passengers were brought to this city. A RIVER STEAMER SUNK. Five of the Sixteen Persons on Board Lose Their Lives. Burlington, la, April 19.—The steamer Everett, a raft boat belonging to tho Bur lington Lumber Company, was sunk nt the head of Otter Island last night. Five of the sixteen persons on board were drowned. The names of the dead are: Capt. Vincent Peel, Mrs. Harry Ball, a clerk, and her three-year old daughter; George Howard, first cook; a nurse girl. STRUCK BY A GALE. The Everett was on her way from this city to New Boston hay when she was struck by a terrific gale of wind and sunk in twenty feet of water. Ten of the per son* ou board were on the lower deck or on other open parts of the boat and were flung into the water os the craft sunk. They all managed to eecape by swimming to the overturned craft and dinging to a small por tion of it which remained above the water. Those drowned were in the cabiu. This was submerged and filled with water with the exception of one small corner. MRS. HOWARD’S ESCAPE. Mrs, Howard found this and remained in it, calling for help until the roof was broken in, nnd she was rescued almost dead. Capt. reel loaves a wife and Mr. Howard a wife and little child. The body of Mrs. Fell has beerf' rescued, but the others are supposed to tie still in the cabin. The survivors called for help until their cries wore heard, and they were rescued from the wreck in a skiff. AMERICA 8 FIR3T PAPER MILL. Its Erection Two Centuries Ago to be Celebrated. Philadelphia, April 19.—1n September, 1890, two centuries will hare passed eiuce the first paper mill wa* ereoted iu America, at Foxborougb, Philadelphia county, and it is proposed that the bietmialanniversary of thu event be fittingly celebrated. George W. Childs and ex State Heuator Horatio Gates Joues, who has written the full his tory of the mill, desire tho paper makers and printers to correipou i with them as to th* bast plan for such bi-centennial celebra tion. Senator Jonee has prepared a circular on the subject, which will eoon be forwarded by hitu to the newspapers throughout the country. COMPTOIR D'ESCOMPTE DEALS. The Liquidator Seeking a Release from the Mine Owners. Paris, April 19.—The Temps says that the shareholders of the Comptoir d’Es comptn have deposited sufficient stock to enable the meeting on April 29 to legally take definite action. M. Moreau, the liquidator of the concern, has gone to London to obtain the release of the Comptoir d’Eseornpto from the guarantees given to English and American mines under contracts with the Societe des Metaux. M. Moreau is fortified with the recent decision of the court of cassation in the case of the Terrenoir Iron Works, in which delivery on bargains is so restricted. This judgment, if applied to the Comptoir d’Kscotnpte, would free it from its guarantees. A PLOT TO KILL TUB CZAR. Nihilists Were to Make Another At tempt With Dynamite. St. Petersburg, April 19.—The prefect of police has discovered the existence of a nihilist plot to assassinate the czar while he was attending the funeral of Gan. Paucker, minister of roads. The czar was immedi ately warned not to attend the funeral. A number of persons charged with being im plicated in the plot have boon arrested. The nihilist intended to use dynamite ou the czar. BELGIUM AND BOULANGB.t. The General Again Warned Not to Conspire Against Prance. Brussels, April 19.—The Belgian gov ernment has decided to send a secoud notice to Gen. Baulanger to the effect that he will not he allowed to conspire against Franco,a nation friendly to Belgium. SUMMONED AS A WITNESS. Gen. Boulanger has boon summoned as a witness in a suit brought by the Independ ence Beige ugainst Leßoir. AN AMBASSADOR EXAMINED. Paris, April 19. —The Senate com mission, conducting the Boulangist trial, to-day examined M. Camden, the French ambassador at Madrid, with reference to his relations with Gen. Boulanger while in Tunis. To-morrow Gen. Ferron, the successor of Gen. Boulanger in the war ministry, will bo examined in re gard to the disposal of the secret service. Nona Bouere, the French minister at Brus sels, has informed the Belgian foreign min ister that the doings of the Boulangists in Brussels displease the French government, but no direct demand for their expulsion has been made. Quesnay do Beaurepaire, the prnoureur general, will prosecute M. Autorito, M. Cocarde, M. Lizet, Le France, Presse, In transigeant, GaiUois, and other papers for insults to the chief magistrate. Depopulating Ireland. Dublin, April 19.—The rush of emigrants from the southwest of Ireland is esusing alarm. The country is being rapidly de populated. The peoplo of Donegal are rejoicing over the release of Father McFadden. This evening bonfires blazed all over the country. Queen Natalie to Return. London, April 20, 3 a. m.—The Times' Vienna correspondent says: “Grand Duke Nicholas has visited Queen Natalie and in duced her to return to Servia shortly. Ex- King Milan has therefore decided to re turn.” A River Bursts Its Banks. Vienna, April 19.—The river Tiieiss has burst its banks. The adjacent country is flooded and the hank’s province is threat ened with inundation. A Petard Bxploded in a Church. Madrid, April 19.—A dynamite petard was exploded in a church at Valencia to day. The altar was badly damaged, but nobody was hurt. Sarajevo to be Fortified. Vienna, April 19.—1 tis stated that the government has decided to fortify the town of Serajevo in Bosnia at a oost of $2,000,- 000.” To Strike at Vienna. Vienna, April 19.—The car men of Vi enna will strike eu masse on Sunday next. Hungary’s Snow Storm. Vienna, Apail 19.—Hungary has been again visited by snow storms. SPEAKERSHIP SPECULATION. Reed and McKinley Each Confident of Election. Washington, April 19.—Thomas B. Reed of Maine is serenely saying that he will lie the speaker of the next House. He even thinks that he will be nominated on the first ballot. Personally and through bis friends he has communicated verbally or in writing with almost every republican mem ber-elect, and thinks he knows just how they will all stand. He claims New England entire, with possibly two exceptions, and New York entire under the agreement reached by the New York delegation at the dinner given by Representative Beiden in auguration week, to vote as a unit for he is sure of a majority. He has expectations that the Pennsylvania delegation may agree to vote as a unit, and thinks that in that event he would get its votes also. He claims scattered votes all over the west, and regards himself as the second chotoe of the majority of the Gannon mei, and the Burrows men, should the contest come to be settled by second choice. M’KINLEV also confident. McKinley on the other haud is almost equally as confident as Reed. Ho has been in communication personally or through friends with tbs republican members elect, and claims as many pledges as Reed. He claims them in New England delegations aud in New York, so some of the members elect must be making double promises. McKinley claims peculiar strength with the new members. One thing seems certain. Either Reed or McKinley will lead on the first ballot, the other will be second, and Casson and Burrows and Hen derson, who are ail still here and working as candidates, will be distanced. However, these three regard themselvos as hopeful dark horses. SMALLS NOT 80 SAFE. Charges Filed That May Cut Him Out of the Cotlectorshlp. Washington, April 19.—Charges have been filed with the President against ex- Representative Smalls of South Carolina whioh, if proved true, are likely to prevent his appointment as collector of customs at Beufort, 8. C., said to have been previously determined upon. One of the charges male against him U that he bolted the party ticket at the last presidential elec tion, and that he has committed acts of treachery to the party which make him unfit for the least recognition at the hands of the present administration. ( DAILY. $lO A YEAR, 1 l 6 CENTS A COPY. > I WEEKLY, $1.26 A YEAR. I A TARTAR FOR MORMONS TAR AND FEATHERS AFTER A WHIPPING WITH SWITCHES. Two of the Elders Fainted While the Blows Were Being Laid On—A News paper Article Aroused the Indigna tion Which Led to the Punishment- More Trouble May Follow. St. Louis, April 19.—The information comes from Dale county, Ala., that five Mormon missionaries were severely whipped aud driven from the county last Monday night. These men had been holding meet ings among the ignorant classes of the county, and had formed a colony to go to Utah. Tills hail been carried on against the judgment of the better class of citizens, but no action to stop it was taken until the last issue of the Ozark Star advised tbs people to tar and feather the Mormons and drive them away. ACTING ON THE ADVICE. Monday night some forty of the so-called best citizens of the northern part of the county, without the slightest attempt ati disguise, surrounded the house of Gid Irons, a reoent convert, who was entertaining five missionaries. Without delay they were brought out. stripped to the waist, and tied in a row. Then each of tho regulators, with a long switch, struck each of the pris oners a sounding blow. By the time the last blow was given two of the men had fainted and the othors were wet with blood. FEATHERS ON THEIR LEGS. After the whipping, the men’s legs were given a thick coating of tar and feathers, and they were warned to leave instant ly or suffer death. Irons was told that if the Mormons were found in his house again, he, too, would be whipped. The names of the Mormons are Asa F. Hixson, F. W. Hag arom, M. F. Miller, John Puarce and A. Morrison. NOW IN A NEIGHBORING COUNTY. They have gone to Henry county, but it is certain if they attempt to hold meetings they will again be whipped. Their follow ers in Dale county talk of avenging the whipping, but if anything of that kind is attempted bloodshed will follow. AT THE ROPB’B END. Tho Condemned Refused to Talk Be fore the Reporters. Indianapolis, Ind., April 19.—Sylvester Grubb was hanged at Vincennes at 11 o'clock this morning. On the scaffold he was asked if be had anything to say, and responded that he had plenty, but declined to open bis mouth beoause there were so many re porters present. Grubb’s neck was broken, and there wero no unusual incidents con nected with the execution. Grubb was hanged for the murder of Miss Gertruda Downev, tiis sweetheart, on Hopt. 18 last, at the Gibson county fair. TWO HANGED IN ARKANSAS. Bt. Louis, April 19. — A special from Fort Smith, Ark., to the Post-Dispatch ■says: “Malaohi Allen, a one-armed negro, and James Mills, half Indian and half ne gro, were hanged here to-day. Their necks wore broken. Alien was convicted of mur dering Shad rack Peters and Silas Love in the Chickasaw nation last July, and Mills killed John Windom, a negro, in the Semi nole reservation, Dec. 18, 1887. STILL NO TIDINGS. The Danmark's People Now Believed to be at the Azores. New York, April 19.—Though eleven days have elapsed since the City of Chester sighted the Danmark in a sinking condi tion and with no signs of life on board, the agents of the unfortunate steamer remain without further information of her or her passengers aud crew. All the steamers which passed the course where the vessel lay when last soon have reached either this part or ports abroad, and consequently all expectation of information from these sources heretofore entertained no longer exist. Some sailing vessels have not yet reported, but little hope for knowledge through these is held out. The general im pression now prevails that the passenger* and crew have reached the Azores. AN APPEAL FROM VIBGINIA. The People of Patrick County Impov erished by Forest Fires. Danville, Va., April 19.—Judge A. M. Lybrooks, and other prominent citizens of Patrick county, will publish in to-morrow's Register a pathetic appeal tor aid for the Patrick couuty people who suffered by the recent forest fires. The letjor says hundreds of people are left houseles and utterly desti tute of means of subsistence. They must have aid or starve, as everythinng they had was entirely consumed and their neighbors are not able to supply their wants. They have neither homes, clothing nor provisions. All contributions snould be sent to Rangely &. Perkins, Htuart, Patrick couuty, Vir ginia, who are entirely responsible. ANOKA’S BROKEN BANK. The Woman Who Indorsed the Cash ier's Checks Refuses to Pay. Minneapolis, Minn., April 19.—The Tribune's special from Anoka, Minn., says: “It has been decided that the First National Bank of this city .which was recently cleaned out by Cashier Pratt, shall go into the hands of a receiver. The directors do not tuink ill wise to resume bosiness until all the out standing claims are settled. Mrs. Nell, the lady who was on the absconding cadiier’e paper to the extent of about 140.000, ref isra to pay the notes, and a long law suit is in prospect. SHOT DEAD BY HER BROTHER. The Bullet Was Intended for a Back Yard Bruiser of the Feline Type. Nashville, Tenn., April 19. Miss Naunie Totuin of South Pittsburgh, was accidentally shot and killed ye iter day morning by her brother, Joseph Totum. Totum was awakened by cats fighting in the room occupied by his sister. Sec irltig his revolver be entered the apartment and fired at the cats. The bullet missed its mark and pierced the brain of the girl. Virginia’s Uunatlc Aeylura. Staunton, Va, April 19.—Dr. Benjamin Blackford of Lynchburg was to-day unani mously elected superintendent of the w'o.t orn Lunatic Asylum at Staunton, to suc ceed Dr. D. B. Conrad. The board bos been in session since April IS investigating the management of the institution with the above result. J. A. Enander Very 111. Chicago, April. 19.—J. A. Enander, re cently appointed to tbe position of United States minister to Denmark, is very ill. Last Saturday he had an attack of hemor rhage of the lungs, and since then be baa beeu very low. Some years ago Mr. Enan der suffered severely from the same oause.